A Collection of Medals to the Lancashire Fusiliers

Date of Auction: 20th September 2002

Sold for £410

Estimate: £150 - £180

Three: Private J. Warr, Lancashire Fusiliers, killed in action at Beaumont Hamel on 1 july 1916

1914 Star (853 Pte., 2/Lan. Fus.); British War and Victory Medals (853 Pte., Lan. Fus.) nearly extremely fine (3) £150-180


John Warr was born and enlisted at Sturminster Newton, Dorset. He was killed in action in France and Flanders on 1 July 1916 at Beaumont Hamel on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. The battalion suffered the loss of seven officers and 156 other ranks killed in this action.