A Collection of Gallantry Awards to the South Wales Borderers

Date of Auction: 19th July 2017

Sold for £400

Estimate: £300 - £360

A Great War M.M. pair awarded to Private J. Maloney, 4th Battalion South Wales Borderers

Military Medal, G.V.R. (4-13171 Pte., 4/S.W. Bord.); Russia, Empire, St. George Medal for Bravery, Nicholas II, Fourth Class, silver, reverse inscribed, ‘No.1272470’; together with an erased Victory Medal 1914-19 with M.I.D. oak leaf, some contact marks, very fine and better (3) £300-360

Footnote

M.M. London Gazette 21 October 1916.

M.I.D. London Gazette 17 October 1916.

Russia St. George Medal for Bravery, 4th Class London Gazette 15 May 1917.

Private James Mahoney, South Wales Borderers, entered the Balkan (Gallipoli) theatre of war on 19 July 1915. He earned the M.M. with the 4th Battalion South Wales Borderers. The battalion moved to Mudros and thence Egypt in January 1916 and then in March 1916 it was posted to Mesopotamia. Maloney was transferred to Class ‘Z’ Reserve on 24 February 1919. With copied service notes.