A Collection of Gallantry Awards to the South Wales Borderers

Date of Auction: 19th July 2017

Sold for £500

Estimate: £600 - £800

A Great War ‘Western Front’ M.M. group of five awarded Private J. Pearce, 6th Battalion South Wales Borderers and Stoker, Royal Fleet Reserve

Military Medal, G.V.R. (6-16971 Pte. J. Pearce. 6/S.W. Bord.); 1914-15 Star (16971 Pte. J. Pearce. S. Wales Bord:); British War and Victory Medals (16971 Pte. J. Pearce. S. Wales Bord.); Royal Fleet Reserve L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 2nd issue (SS.121392 (Dev.B.12973) J. Pearce. Sto. 1, R.F.R.) contact marks, good fine and better, an unusual combination (5) £600-800

Footnote

M.M. London Gazette 12 March 1917.

Private John Pearce, South Wales Borderers, entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 24 September 1915. Serving with the 6th Battalion in France he earned the Military Medal. Transferred to Class ‘Z’ Reserve on 20 January 1919. Serving as a Stoker with the R.F.R., he was awarded the Long Service Medal in July 1934. With copied m.i.c., gazette and roll extracts.