A Collection of Medals to the Lancashire Fusiliers

Date of Auction: 20th September 2002

Sold for £350

Estimate: £250 - £300

Six: Sergeant A. Simpson, D.C.M., 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, formerly King's Royal Rifle Corps

King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (634 Pte., K.R.R.C.); Africa General Service, 2 clasps, Somaliland 1902-04, Jidballi (634 Pte., 4th K.R.R.); 1914-15 Star (8522 Pte., Lan. Fus.); British War and Victory Medals (8522 Pte., Lan. Fus.); Territorial Efficiency Medal, G.V.R. (3433298 Sjt, D.C.M., 6-Lan. Fus.) contact wear and edge bruising, otherwise generally nearly very fine (6) £250-300


D.C.M. London Gazette 2 December, 1919 ‘On 1 October 1918, near Gheluwe, he went out alone to reconnoitre the position of an enemy M.G. which was firing at his position. He worked forward over ground traversed by M.G. fire, shot two sentries, thoroughly reconnoitred the enemy position and, on his way back, shot a sniper who had been harassing his Platoon. He showed great courage and initiative. He has rendered excellent service.’

His D.C.M. and Q.S.A. are known to be extant, having been sold through these rooms in 1992.