A Collection of Medals to The South Wales Borderers

Date of Auction: 24th February 2016

Sold for £550

Estimate: £180 - £220

Three: Private J. H. Hooper, 10th (Service) Battalion (1st Gwent) South Wales Borderers, killed in action, Mametz Wood, battle of the Somme, 11 July 1916

Star (21075 Pte., S. Wales Bord); British War and Victory Medals (21075 Pte., S. Wales Bord) Memorial Plaque (Joseph Hubert Hooper), this last in card envelope, extremely fine (4) £180-220


Joseph Hubert Hooper was born in Hallow, Worcestershire and enlisted at Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire. Serving with the 10th Battalion South Wales Borderers, he entered France as part of the 115th Brigade, 38th Division, on 4 December 1915. He was killed in action at Mametz Wood, battle of the Somme, 11 July 1916. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

With memorial scroll (mounted on card) and slip to accompany the plaque; with copied research.