A Collection of Medals to the 90th Foot, Scottish Rifles and Cameronians

Date of Auction: 9th December 1999

Sold for £25

Estimate: £20 - £25

British War Medal (2), (11149 Pte. J. Cook, Sco. Rif.; 7622 Pte. J. Mullen, Sco. Rif.) nearly extremely fine (2) £20-25


These two men were both born in Barony, Glasgow, and enlisted at Glasgow for the 2nd Battalion, Scottish Rifles. They were both killed in action on the 10th of March 1915, the opening day of the battle of Neuve Chapelle in which the battalion was virtually wiped out. They are both commemorated by name on Le Touret Memorial, Panel 15 and 16, at Pas de Calais, France.