A Collection of Medals to the South Wales Borderers

Date of Auction: 27th February 2019

Sold for £150

Estimate: £120 - £160

Three: Private I. J. Griffiths, 1st and 2nd Battalions, South Wales Borderers, who died of wounds in France on 19 August 1918

1914 Star (11639 Pte. I. J. Griffiths. South Wales Bord.); British War and Victory Medals (11639 Pte. I. J. Griffiths. S. Wales Bord.) very fine (3) £120-£160


Isaac John Griffiths was born in Ystrad, Glamorgan in 1879, and attested for the South Wales Borderers at Brecon, becoming a member of the Special Reserve. He served with both the 1st and 2nd Battalions during the Great War on the Western Front from 13 November 1914, and died of wounds at No. 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station in Blendeques, France on 19 August 1918. He is buried at Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France.