A Collection of Medals to the Norfolk Regiment
Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020
Sold for £850
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
Military Cross, G.V.R., reverse contemporarily engraved ‘Aug. 11th. 1917. Lieut. C. S. Abbott Norfolk Regt.’, in case of issue; 1914 Star (2.Lieut: C. S. Abbott. Norf: R.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt. C. S. Abbott.) edge of BWM prepared prior to naming, very fine (4) £800-£1,200
FootnoteM.C. London Gazette 18 October 1917; citation published 7 March 1918:
‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although seriously wounded in the thigh, he took charge of his company, his company commander having been wounded; reorganised his men; and at once started consolidating the position which they had captured. He remained at duty in the line until he had satisfied himself that the position was secure, though suffering considerable pain from his wounds, setting a splendid example of pluck and devotion to duty.’
Cuthbert Sackville Abbott, a Gentleman Cadet from the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Norfolk Regiment on 15 August 1914, and served with them during the Great War on the Western Front from 9 September 1914. Advanced Captain, for his services during the Great War he was awarded the Military Cross.