A Collection of Medals for the Russian Intervention 1918-20

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Date of Auction: 27th February 2019

Sold for £220

Estimate: £100 - £140

Pair: A. R. Weston, Royal Fusiliers, served with the 45th Battalion as part of Archangel Command with the British Forces in North Russia.

British War and Victory Medals (GS-135439 Pte. A. R. Weston. R. Fus.) in named card box of issue, nearly extremely fine (2) £100-£140

Footnote

Arthur Richard Weston attested for the Royal Fusiliers and served with the 45th Battalion as part of Archangel Command with the British Forces in North Russia.

The 45th and 46th Battalions, Royal Fusiliers were formed in April 1919 specifically for service with Sadleir-Jackson’s Brigade of the North Russia Relief Force and were disbanded on their return to the U.K. in October 1919. Weston’s campaign medals are named with his North Russia Relief Force service number which indicates that his only Great War qualifying service was in North Russia 1919.