A Collection of Medals to the 42nd Highlanders and 73rd Foot (Black Watch)

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Date of Auction: 28th February 2018

Sold for £1,800

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

A Great War 1917 ‘Mesopotamian theatre’ D.C.M. group of four awarded to Colour Sergeant J. Anderson, 2nd Battalion, Royal Highlanders

Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (1744 Sjt: J. Anderson. 2/R. Hdrs); 1914 Star, with clasp (1744 Pte. J. Anderson. 2/R. Highrs); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. Oak Leaves (1744 A. C. Sjt. J. Anderson. R. Highrs.) BWM partially officially corrected, contact marks, nearly very fine (4) £800-1000

Footnote

D.C.M. London Gazette 29 August 1917:

‘For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led a small party of grenadiers, who successfully bombed an enemy saphead and drove back its occupants. He has displayed gallantry on many occasions, and his work has been of the greatest value to the battalion.’

M.I.D. London Gazette 15 August 1917.

J. Anderson served during the Great War with 2nd Battalion, Royal Highlanders in the French theatre of war from 12 October 1914. He advanced to Acting Colour Sergeant, and left France with the Battalion in November 1915. Anderson served with the Battalion in the Mesopotamian theatre of war from January 1916.