A Collection of Gallantry Awards to the South Wales Borderers

Date of Auction: 19th July 2017

Sold for £650

Estimate: £360 - £400

A Great War ‘Cambrai’ M.M. group of three awarded to Private E. Dawes, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers

Military Medal, G.V.R. 44220 Pte. E. Dawes. 2/S. W. Bord.); British War and Victory Medals (44220 Pte. E. Dawes. S. Wales Bord.); together with original named 29th Division gallantry Certificate ‘... for gallant conduct and devotion to duty in the field on 20th November 1917’, with original signature of Major General Beauvoir de Lisle, very fine (3) £360-400


M.M. London Gazette 2 April 1918.

Elijah Dawes, a native of Rotherham was awarded his M.M. for gallantry on the first day of the Battle of Cambrai on 20 November 1917, where the 2nd Battalion was led into action in thick fog by British tanks. Sold with copied m.i.c.