A Collection of Medals to The South Wales Borderers

Date of Auction: 24th February 2016

Sold for £300

Estimate: £200 - £300

A 1914-15 Star and Plaque awarded to Lance-Corporal Stanley Evans, 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers, killed in action on the First Day of the Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916

1914-15
Star (25554 Pte. S. Evans, S. Wales Bord.); Memorial Plaque (Stanley Evans) good very fine and better (2) £200-300

Footnote

Stanley Evans was born in Henllys, Monmouthshire and enlisted at Newport. Serving in the 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers, he entered the Balkan theatre of war on 26 November 1915. As a Lance-Corporal in the 2nd Battalion he was killed in action on the First Day of the Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916. He was buried in the Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No. 2, Auchonvillers, Somme.