A Collection of Medals to The South Wales Borderers

Date of Auction: 24th February 2016

Sold for £500

Estimate: £220 - £260

Three: Private H. C. Taylor, 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers, killed in action, Gully Ravine, Gallipoli, 6 July 1915

Star (10856 Pte., S. Wales Bord.); British War and Victory Medals (10856 Pte., S.W. Bord.); Memorial Plaque (Herbert Claude Taylor) extremely fine (4) £220-260


Herbert Claude Taylor was born in Pyker, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and enlisted at Pretoria. Serving with the 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers, he landed at lan Shan Bay, 23 September 1914, for operations against the German territory of Tsingtao in China. With the battalion he returned to England, via Hong Kong, in January 1915. On 25 April 1915 his battalion landed at Cape Helles, Gallipoli. Private Taylor was killed in action at the Gully Ravine, Gallipoli, on 6 July 1915, aged 20 years. His name is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. He was the son of Alice Maud Taylor, of Mayfair Chambers, 1 Balderton Street, Grosvenor Square, London, and the late Herbert Richard Taylor. With copied research.