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: £100 - £140

Three: Private L. H. Cole, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
1914-15 Star (G-18 Pte. L. H. Cole. R. Suss: R.); British War and Victory Medals (G-18 Pte. L. H. Cole. R. Suss. R.); together with the recipient’s riband bar, very fine

Pair: Private A. J. Crittenden, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
British War and Victory Medals (24379 Pte. A. J. Crittenden. R. Suss. R.) nearly extremely fine

Pair: Private F. Evans, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
British War and Victory Medals (G-17139 Pte. F. Evans. R. Suss. R.) edge nicks, nearly very fine

Pair: Private C. W. Oakman, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, who died at home from tuberculosis on 6 June 1920
British War and Victory Medals (G-7302 Pte. C. W. Oakman. R. Suss. R.) nearly extremely fine (9) £100-£140

Footnote

Laurence Henry Cole was born in Portfield, Chichester, Sussex, in 1888, and attested for the Royal Sussex Regiment on 10 August 1914. He was given the service number 18, making him the 18th person to enlist in the Regiment following the declaration of War. He served with the 7th Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 1915, and was discharged on 6 March 1919.

Arthur J. Crittenden was born in Brighton in 1882, and served with the 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, during the Great War.

Frederick Evans attested for the Royal Sussex Regiment on 30 August 1916, and served with the 7th Battalion during the Great War. He was discharged on account of wounds on 17 May 1919, and was awarded a Silver War Badge.

Charles William Oakman was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, in 1878, and attested for the Royal Sussex Regiment at Chichester on 26 November 1895, having previously served in the 3rd (Militia) Battalion. Posted to the 1st Battalion on 28 February 1896, he transferred to the 2nd Battalion on 10 November 1898, and served with them in India from that date until 18 November 1902. He transferred to the Army Reserve on 22 January 1903, and was discharged on 25 November 1911, after 16 years’ service. Following the outbreak of the Great War, he re-enlisted in his old Regiment at Newhaven, Sussex, on 16 December 1915, and was appointed Lance-Corporal on 5 April 1916. He served with the 7th Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 23 November 1916, before being diagnosed with tuberculosis and returned to England on 14 September 1917. He was discharged on 23 October 1917, and died at home on 6 June 1920. He is buried under a C.W.G.C. headstone in Lewes Cemetery, Sussex.

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