The Julian Johnson Collection

Date of Auction: 10th May 2017

Sold for £420

Estimate: £240 - £280

A Great War Serbian Oblitch Bravery Medal group of four awarded to Lance-Corporal F. Monk, Liverpool Regiment

1914-15 Star (14723 Pte. F. Monk, L’Pool. R.); British War and Victory Medals (14723 Pte. F. Monk. L’Pool. R.); Serbia, Oblitch Bravery Medal, 30mm., bronze-gilt, unnamed, generally nearly very fine (4) £240-280


Serbia, Oblitch Medal for Bravery London Gazette 15 February 1916.

Frederick John Monk ‘honoured by the King of Serbia. Lance-Corporal F. Monk, of the [14th Battalion] King’s (Liverpool Regiment), and whose home is at 59, Moffat Road, Aintree, Liverpool, has just been decorated with the King of Serbia’s Medal for gallant and conspicuous conduct while on the retreat from Serbia in December, 1915, with the King’s.’ (copy newspaper cutting included with the lot refers)

Sold with photograph of recipient in uniform, and copied research.