A Collection of Gallantry Awards to the South Wales Borderers

Date of Auction: 19th July 2017

Sold for £650

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

A Great War M.C. group of three awarded to Lieutenant H. E. Tunnicliffe, South Wales Borderers, for gallantry whilst brigade intelligence officer during the defence of Loisne Chateau in April 1918

Military Cross, G.V.R., unnamed as issued; British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. H. E. Tunnicliffe.) good very fine (3) £800-1000

Footnote

M.C. London Gazette 16 September 1918:

‘2nd Lieutenant Harry Erskine Tunnicliffe, South Wales Borderers (Special Reserve). For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. As brigade intelligence officer during an enemy attack he worked untiringly all day visiting brigade outposts or battalion headquarters. Most of the areas over which he passed were being heavily shelled, but regardless of the risk he gained or transmitted useful information.’

Sold with copied m.i.c. which shows first entry into France on 7 March 1917, and extracts from the regimental history for the defence of Loisne Chateay.