A Collection of Medals formed by the Reverend Canon Nigel Nicholson, OStJ, DL

Date of Auction: 16th April 2020

Sold for £1,100

Estimate: £600 - £800

A Great War ‘Battle of the Aisne’ M.M. and ‘2nd Battle of the Somme’ Bar group of four awarded to Sergeant Thomas Nicholson, Durham Light Infantry

Military Medal, G.V.R., with Second Award Bar (300168 L. Cpl. T. Nicholson. 1/8 Durh: L.I.); 1914-15 Star 2076 Pte. T. Nicholson. Durh: L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (2076 Sjt. T. Nicholson. Durh. L.I.) some light contact pitting, otherwise very fine and better (4) £600-£800


M.M. London Gazette 21 October 1918. One of seven awards to the 1/8th Battalion in the March Offensive at the Battle of the Aisne, 27 May-6 June 1918.

M.M. Second Award Bar London Gazette 20 August 1919. Awarded for service with the 15th Battalion D.L.I. during the 2nd Battle of the Somme, 23 August 1918.

Thomas Pringle Nicholson was born at Haswell, county Durham, on 14 July 1894. A coal miner by trade, he enlisted on 1 April 1913, aged 18 years 9 months, joining the 8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. He later transferred to the 15th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. He served in France from 20 April 1915, and was discharged in the rank of Sergeant on 11 January 1919, with gun shot wound in neck and right thigh and shell gas poisoning. He died at Durham during the first quarter of 1971. Sold with research.