A Collection of Medals to The South Wales Borderers

Date of Auction: 24th February 2016

Sold for £360

Estimate: £360 - £400

A Great War M.M. pair awarded to Private J. Maloney, 4th Battalion South Wales Borderers

Military Medal, G.V.R. (4-13171 Pte., 4/S.W. Bord.); Russia, St. George Medal for Bravery, Nicholas II, 4th Class, silver, reverse inscribed, ‘No.1272470’; together with an erased Victory Medal 1914-19 and loose M.I.D. oak leaf, some contact marks, very fine and better (3) £360-400


M.M. London Gazette 21 October 1916.

London Gazette 17 October 1916.

Russia St. George Medal for Bravery, 4th Class
London Gazette 15 May 1917.

Private James Mahoney, South Wales Borderers, entered the Balkan (Gallipoli) theatre of war on 19 July 1915. Maloney earned the M.M. with the 4th Battalion South Wales Borderers. The battalion moved to Mudros and thence Egypt in January 1916 and then in March 1916 it was posted to Mesopotamia. Maloney was transferred to Class ‘Z’ Reserve on 24 February 1919. With copied service notes.