A Collection of Medals to The South Wales Borderers

Date of Auction: 24th February 2016

Sold for £55

Estimate: £60 - £80

Pair: Private D. Nicholls, 4th (Service) Battalion South Wales Borderers, who died of wounds, Mesopotamia, 14 February 1917

British War and Victory Medals (26508 Pte., S. Wales Bord.) nearly extremely fine (2) £60-80


David Nicholls was born in Lower Harpton, Hereford; lived in New Radnor and enlisted at Walton. Serving in the 4th Battalion South Wales Borderers, he died of wounds in Mesopotamia on 14 February 1917. He was buried in the Amara War Cemetery.

With original commemorative scroll and copied research - includes a copied photograph of Captain Angus Buchanan, V.C., M.C., 4th Battalion South Wales Borderers - who won the V.C. for rescuing wounded men in Mesopotamia, 5 April 1916.