A Collection of Medals to The South Wales Borderers

Date of Auction: 24th February 2016

Sold for £240

Estimate: £100 - £140

Pair: Private J. Williams, 12th (Service) Battalion (3rd Gwent) South Wales Borderers, killed in action, Bourlon Wood, 25 November 1917

British War and Victory Medals (38530 Pte., S. Wales Bord.); Memorial Plaque (John Williams) this last with die flaw to reverse, nearly extremely fine (3) £100-140


John Williams was born in Burry Port, Carmarthen; lived in Dafen, Carmarthen and enlisted at Llanelly. As a Private in the 12th Battalion South Wales Borderers, he was killed in action at Bourlon Wood, 25 November 1917. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louveral.