The Fine Collection of Medals to 'Old Contemptibles' formed by Major Bob Keay

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Date of Auction: 1st December 2010

Sold for £420

Estimate: £200 - £250

Three: Private James Kellard, 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys), who died of wounds in France on 29 April 1915

1914 Star, with clasp 6255 Pte., 2/Dns.); British War and Victory Medals (2DN-6255 Pte., 2-Dns.); together with memorial plaque (James Kellerd) note slight variation in spelling of surname, good very fine or better (4) £200-250


James Kellerd, the son of Peter and Jane Kellerd of Argentina was born at St Giles, Edinburgh and enlisted at Edinburgh. He served in France and Flanders with the B.E.F. from 15 September 1914 and died of wounds on 29 April 1915 whilst serving with ‘B’ Squadron, 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys). He is buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France.