A Collection of Gallantry Awards to the South Wales Borderers

Date of Auction: 19th July 2017

Sold for £700

Estimate: £700 - £900

A Great War ‘Western Front’ D.C.M. awarded to Acting Corporal J. Edwards, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers, for gallantry near Festubert in December 1914

Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (8269 A. Cpl. J. Edwards. 1/S.W. Bord:) nearly very fine £700-900

Footnote

D.C.M. London Gazette 30 June 1915:

‘For conspicuous gallantry from the 21st-23rd December 1914, near Festubert. Difficulties arose in getting necessary supplies to the men in the forward trenches, and the only known communication trench being impassable, he, with another man, carried the rations over a fire-swept zone of 1,000 yards, after the ration party had been dispersed by heavy fire. He subsequently returned, and took up ammunition to the same trenches.’