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

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Date of Auction: 8th May 2019

Sold for £200

Estimate: £70 - £90

Pair: Private F. C. Hills, 13th (3rd South Downs) Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, who was killed in action on the Western Front on 21 October 1916

British War and Victory Medals (3796 Pte. F. C. Hills. R. Suss. R.); Memorial Plaque (Frederick Chater Hills) good very fine (3) £70-£90


Frederick Chater Hills was born in Brighton and attested there for the Royal Sussex Regiment. He served with the 13th (3rd South Downs) Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front, and was killed in action on 21 October 1916, on which date the Battalion was involved in an attack on enemy positions at Martinsart Wood on the Somme. He has no known grave, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.

Sold with the copied photographic image of the recipient.