A Collection of Medals to the York & Lancaster Regiment

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Date of Auction: 6th May 1992

Sold for £320

Estimate: £150 - £200

A scarce Great War M.M. group of five awarded to a Bandsman, Lance Corporal F. J. Harbird, for services in Salonika

MILITARY MEDAL, G.V.R. (7681 Bndsmn., 1/Y. & L.R.); 1914-15 STAR (L.Cpl.); BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS (Pte.); France, MEDAILLE D'HONNEUR, Bronze with oak wreath and swords, named on reverse, nearly extremely fine (5)


M.M., London Gazette, 23rd February 1918

Medaille d'Honneur, avec Glaives en Bronze, London Gazette, 21st July 1919.

The 1st Battalion served with 83rd Brigade, 28th Division, in Salonika and Asia Minor from 7th December 1915, until the end of the war. Frederick John Harbird, from Dover, enlisted in May 1904; to be Bandsman in 1st Battalion (India), December 1910.