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

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Date of Auction: 8th May 2019

Sold for £260

Estimate: £160 - £200

Pair: Private A. H. Brown, 11th (1st South Downs) Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
British War and Victory Medals (37381 Pte. A. H. Brown. R. Suss. R.) very fine

Pair: Sergeant H. J. Chandler, 11th (1st South Downs) Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, who was killed in action on the Western Front on 18 September 1917
British War and Victory Medals (SD-578 Sjt. H. J. Chandler. R. Suss. R.) nearly extremely fine

Pair: Private J. T. Hughes, 11th (1st South Downs) Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
British War and Victory Medals (SD-3943 Pte. J. T. Hughes. R. Suss. R.); together with three Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes Jewels, the first a Somerton Lodge Jewel, silver-gilt and enamel, the reverse engraved ‘Presented to Bro. J. T. Hughes by the Somerton Lodge No. 2566 Raised to 2nd Degree Sept 2nd 1925’, with top ‘Primo’ riband bar; the second a Grove House Orphange, Harrogate, Donor’s Badge, gilt and enamel, the reverse inscribed ‘Presented to Bro. J. Hughes C.P., Donor’, with top ‘Donor’ riband bar; and the third a First Degree Jewel, silver-gilt and enamel, unnamed, with top riband bar, generally very fine

Pair: Private C. Lee, 11th (1st South Downs) Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, who was killed in action on the Western Front on 3 June 1917
British War and Victory Medals (G-6565 Pte. C. Lee. R. Suss. R.) very fine

Pair: Private F. J. Panting, 11th (1st South Downs) Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, and Machine Gun Corps, who was wounded in action on 3 September 1916
British War and Victory Medals (340 Pte. F. J. Panting. R. Suss. R.) nearly extremely fine

British War Medal 1914-20 (SD-220 Sjt. F. J. W. Preston. R. Suss. R.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (G-36978 Pte. A. Reid. R. Suss. R.) very fine (15) £160-£200

Footnote

Arthur Henry Brown attested for the West Riding Regiment, before transferring to the Royal Sussex Regiment, and served with the 11th (1st South Downs) Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front. Following the cessation of hostilities he was discharged to Class ‘Z’ Reserve on 24 February 1919.

Harold James Chandler was born in Rotherfield, Sussex, and attested for the Royal Sussex Regiment at Hurstmonceux, Sussex. He served with the 11th (1st South Downs) Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front, and was killed in action on 18 September 1917, when a shell exploded on the exit of one of the trenches as the battalion was in the process of being relieved by the 17th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, killing seven men. He is buried in La Clytte Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Charles Lee attested for the Royal Sussex Regiment at Kenley, Surrey, and served with the 11th (1st South Downs) Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front. He was killed in action by enemy shelling on 3 June 1917, and is buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Frederick James Panting was born in Brighton in 1891, and attested for the Royal Sussex Regiment at Eastbourne on 5 September 1914. He served with the 11th (1st South Downs) Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front, and was wounded in action on 3 September 1916, on which date the Battalion was involved in an attack on the enemy’s position at Hamel, and suffered 299 casualties. He transferred to 116th Company, Machine Gun Corps on 30 January 1917, and was discharged to Class ‘Z’ Reserve on 25 January 1919.

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