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 £440

Estimate: £340 - £380

A Great War 1916 ‘French theatre’ M.M. group of four awarded to Private J. Mills, 1st Battalion, Royal Highlanders

Military Medal, G.V.R. (S-7146 Pte. J. Mills. 1/R. Hdrs); 1914-15 Star (S-7146. Pte. J. Mills, R. Highrs.); British War and Victory Medals (S-7146 Pte. J. Mills. R. Highrs.) minor edge nicks, otherwise good very fine (4) £340-380


Provenance: DNW, September 2009.

M.M. London Gazette 9 December 1916.

James Mills attested for the Royal Highlanders, 5 December 1914, aged 27 years. He served during the Great War with the 1st Battalion, in the French theatre of war from 1 June 1915. The Battalion were heavily engaged on the Somme from 6 July 1916 onwards. Mills was discharged to Class ‘Z’ Reserve in February 1919.