A Small Collection of Great War Medals to the Royal Sussex Regiment

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Date of Auction: 8th May 2019

Sold for £120

Estimate: £80 - £120

Three: Corporal L. W. Wheeldon, Sussex Yeomanry

1914-15 Star (1878 Pte. L. W. Wheeldon, Suss. Yeo.); British War and Victory Medals (1878 Cpl. L. W. Wheeldon. Suss. Yeo.) good very fine (3) £80-£120

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Provenance: Dix Noonan Webb, June 2013.

Lancelot Willoughby Wheeldon was born in Hailsham, Sussex, in 1889, and attested for the Sussex Yeomanry at Brighton on 4 September 1914. he served during the Great War on the Gallipoli theatre of War from 8 October 1915, and saw further service in Mudros, Egypt, and on the Western Front. He was promoted Corporal on 18 December 1916, and obtained a distinguished pass at the Stokes Gun Course on 3 January 1917, from where he was posted to the 230th Brigade Stokes Mortar Battery, and then to the Light Trench Mortar Battery. He was wounded by gunshot to the left calf on 12 September 1918, and was discharged on 28 January 19199. he died in Eastbourne, Sussex, on 14 January 1973.

Sold with copied research.