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 £320

Estimate: £280 - £320

A Great War 1918 ‘French theatre’ M.M. awarded to Private P. Douglas, 1st Battalion, Royal Highlanders, killed in action during the defence of Givenchy, 18 April 1918

Military Medal, G.V.R. (2753 Pte. P. Douglas. 1/R. Hdrs.) polished, nearly very fine £280-320


M.M. London Gazette 10 April 1918.

Patrick Douglas was born in Dublin, Ireland, and attested for the 1st Battalion, Royal Highlanders, in the city of his birth. He served during the Great War with the Battalion in the French theatre of war from 24 November 1914. Douglas was killed in action, 18 April 1918, on which date the Battalion were engaged in the defence of Givenchy. The 1st Battalion suffered casualties of 42 other ranks killed, 66 wounded and 258 missing; 15 officers and 366 other ranks had become casualties.

Private Douglas is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France.