A Collection of Medals to the York & Lancaster Regiment

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Date of Auction: 6th May 1992

Sold for £320

Estimate: £180 - £220

An unusual Great War D.C.M. for culinary services under fire in Italy awarded to Lance Corporal W. Jowett

DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL, G.V.R. (15353 L. Cpl., 9/S. Bn. York & Lanc. R.) small edge bruise and contact marks, otherwise very fine

Footnote

D.C.M., London Gazette, 3rd June 1919: details, 11th March 1920. ‘During the period 15th September to 4th November 1918, for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has repeatedly prepared meals for his company under heavy fire and under exceptionally trying conditions. His work has been a great asset to the men of his company under all circumstances.’