A Collection of Medals for the Russian Intervention 1918-20

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Date of Auction: 27th February 2019

Sold for £650

Estimate: £400 - £500

A scarce 1919 ‘Archangel Command, Russian Intervention’ M.M. group of three awarded to Private C. E. Ferguson, 46th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, late Royal West Surrey Regiment, for his gallantry during the ‘Dvina Offensive’, 10 August 1919, in what was the largest battle fought by British troops during the Russian Intervention

Military Medal, G.V.R. (129776 Pte. C. E. Ferguson. 46/R. Fus:) number officially corrected; British War and Victory Medals (GS-129776 Pte. C. E. Ferguson. R. Fus.) extremely fine (3) £400-£500

Footnote

M.M. London Gazette 22 January 1920:
‘For bravery in the Field with the British Forces in North Russia.’


Charles E. Ferguson attested for the Royal Fusiliers at Newburn, Northumberland, and served with the 46th Battalion as part of Archangel Command with the British Forces in North Russia, and was awarded the Military Medal for his gallantry during the ‘Dvina Offensive’ on 10 August 1919.

Note: Ferguson’s campaign medals are named to Royal Fusiliers with his North Russia Relief Force service number which indicates that his only Great War qualifying service was in North Russia 1919.