Medals from the Rob Campbell Collection relating to Clevedon, Somerset

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Date of Auction: 5th December 2018

Sold for £220

Estimate: £200 - £240

Family group:

Three: Private S. G. Davis, Somerset Light Infantry and Gloucestershire Regiment
1914 Star, with clasp (7399 Pte. S. G. Davis. 1/Som: L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (7399 Pte. S. G. Davis. Som. L.I.) nearly very fine

Three: Private A. V. Coles, Somerset Light Infantry and Gloucestershire Regiment
1914 Star, with clasp (3-6647 Pte. A. [sic] Coles. 1/Som: L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (6647 Pte. A. V. Coles. Som. L.I.) generally very fine or better (6) £200-£240

Footnote

Sidney G. Davis was a native of Clevedon. He served during the Great War with the 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry in the French theatre of war from 11 November 1914. Davis transferred to the Gloucestershire Regiment in November of the following year, and subsequently served with the 4th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry.

Albert Victor Coles was a native of Clevedon. He served during the Great War with the 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry in the French theatre of war from 11 November 1914. Davis transferred to the Gloucestershire Regiment in November of the following year, and subsequently served with the 4th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry.

Davis and Coles were related, presumably by marriage, and both lived in the same house in Kenn Road, Clevedon. They had a virtually identical service record, and after the war were both active members of the Clevedon branch of the Mons Club. They were both in the organisation Comrades of the Great War, which was later to become The Royal British Legion.

Sold with a copied image of the two standing next to each other as part of the Clevedon Branch of the Mons Club in 1932.