A Collection of Medals to The South Wales Borderers

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Date of Auction: 27th February 2019

Sold for £130

Estimate: £70 - £90

Three: Private A. B. Redgers, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers
1914-15 Star (15189 Pte. A. B. Redgers, S. Wales Bord.); British War and Victory Medals (15189 Pte A. B. Redgers. S. Wales Bord.) nearly extremely fine

Three: Corporal E. Osbourne, 10th (1st Gwent) Battalion, South Wales Borderers
1914-15 Star (20427 L. Cpl. E. Osbourne. S. Wales Bord:); British War and Victory Medals (20427 Cpl. E. Osborne [sic] S. Wales Bord.) nearly extremely fine (6) £70-£90

Footnote

Albert Bertie Redgers was born in Risca, Monmouthshire, on 23 May 1885, and attested for the South Wales Borderers. He served with the 1st Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 2 May 1915. He was admitted to No. 4 Stationary Hospital in Arques in 1915 suffering from rheumatoid fever, and later in 1916 admitted to No. 2 General Hospital in Le Havre with influenza. He transferred to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and was demobilised on 8 March 1919. He died in Caerleon, Monmouthshire in 1942.

Edwin Osbourne attested for the South Wales Borderers and served with the 10th Battalion during the Great War from its first arrival on the Western Front on 3 December 1915. He was discharged to Class Z reserve on 13 January 1919.

Sold with the recipient’s two copied Medal Index Cards, the one for his 1914-15 Star giving his name as Osbourne, and the other for his British War and Victory Medals giving his name as Osborne.