A Collection of Gallantry Awards to the South Wales Borderers

Date of Auction: 19th July 2017

Sold for £800

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

A Great War ‘Mesopotamia’ D.C.M. group of five awarded to Company Sergeant Major T. Lister, 4th Battalion, South Wales Borderers, formerly West Riding Regiment

Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (34647 C.S. Mjr. T. Lister. 4/S. Wales Bord.); British War and Victory Medals (28954 Sjt. T. Lister. S. Wales Bord.); Delhi Durbar 1911, contemporary engraved naming ‘6815 Sergt. T. Lister, West Riding Regt.’; Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (6815 C.S. Mjr. T. Lister. D.C.M., W. Rid. R.) mounted as worn, generally good very fine or better (5) £800-1000


D.C.M. London Gazette 26 August 1918 and citation published 21 October 1918.’ (34647 C.S.M. T. Lister, S.W. Bord. (Princeville)).

‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. For nearly two years he has performed distinguished service, especially in action, where his courage, coolness and energy under fire, has set an example of devotion to duty worthy of the highest praise.’