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

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Date of Auction: 8th May 2019

Sold for £130

Estimate: £100 - £140

Three: Private A. Lilywhite, 8th (Pioneer) Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, who was wounded in action during the Battle of the Somme at Trones Wood on 13 July 1916, which necessitated his right arm being amputated
1914-15 Star (G-1809 Pte. A. Lilywhite. R. Suss: R.); British War and Victory Medals (G-1809 Pte. A. Lilywhite. R. Suss. R.) very fine

Three: Private B. A. Whiter, 8th (Pioneer) Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
1914-15 Star (G-2023 Pte. B. A. Whiter. R. Suss: R.); British War and Victory Medals (G-2023 Pte. B. A. Whiter. R. Suss. R.) very fine

Victory Medal 1914-19 (G-21022 Pte. A. Turner. R. Suss. R.) extremely fine (7) £100-£140

Footnote

Albert Lilywhite was born in Greenwich, Kent, in 1895, and attested for the Royal Sussex Regiment at Horsham, Sussex, on 4 September 1914. He served with the 8th (Pioneer) Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 24 July 1915, and qualified as a Machine Gunner on 29 January 1916. He was wounded in action during the Battle of the Somme on 13 July 1916, at Trones Wood, suffering shrapnel wounds to his right arm, left wrist, and right leg, which necessitated his right arm being amputated four inches below the elbow. Owing to infection, he subsequently underwent a further amputation on the afflicted limb. He was discharged permanently unfit on 27 July 1917.

Bertie A. Whiter attested for the Royal Sussex Regiment and served with the 8th (Pioneer) Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 24 July 1915. Following the cessation of hostilities he was discharged to Class ‘Z’ Reserve.

Arthur Turner was born in Little Horsted, Sussex, and attested for the Royal Sussex Regiment at Lewes. He served with the 8th (Pioneer) Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front, and died of wounds on 27 November 1917. He is buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.

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