Medals to the London Regiment and Related Units

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Date of Auction: 19th April 1995

Sold for £90

Estimate: £60 - £80

Military Medal, G.V.R. (300417 Sjt. J. A. Burton, 2/5 Lond.R.) good very fine

Footnote

M.M. London Gazette 18 July, 1917.
Awarded for the attack on Bullecourt on the 16th - 17th May, 1917, the first gallantry awards won by this battalion. The action is described in the regimental history (Pages 284-288). Joseph Ashton Burton enlisted 4 September, 1914, and went overseas on 25 January, 1917, serving until he went sick on 7 July, 1917, and was discharged.