A Collection of Medals to the South Wales Borderers

Date of Auction: 27th February 2019

Sold for £240

Estimate: £140 - £180

Three: Private F. Corse, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers, who was killed in action on 12 October 1915

1914-15 Star (11123 Pte. F. Corse. S. Wales Bord:); British War and Victory Medals (11123 Pte. P. Corse. S. Wales Bord.); Memorial Plaque (Frederick Corse) with Buckingham Palace enclosure; together with a 1919 Borough of Bethnal Green Peace Celebrations Medal issued by Mayor W. J. Lewis, bronze, pierced as issued, good very fine (5) £140-£180


Frederick Corse was born in Bethnal Green, London in 1897 and attested for the South Wales Borderers. He served with the 1st Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 10 December 1914, and was killed in action on 12 October 1915 at the age of 18. On this day the 1st Battalion was being relieved from trenches between Chalk Pit Wood and Hulluch in the Loos sector and had been sending out frequent patrols towards Puits 14 Bis and Bois Hugo, collecting much valuable information.

Corse has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France.