A Collection of Medals to the Norfolk Regiment

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £500

Estimate: £300 - £400

A Great War ‘Western Front’ M.M. group of four awarded to Corporal J. W. Jarvis, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, later Tank Corps, for his gallantry near Poelcappelle on 22 October 1917

Military Medal, G.V.R. (13841 Pte. J. W. Jarvis. 8/Norf: R.); 1914-15 Star (13841, Pte. J. W. Jarvis. Norf. R.); British War and Victory Medals (13841 Cpl. J. W. Jarvis. Norf. R.); together with the recipient’s Tank Corps cap badge and cloth unit badge, good very fine (4) £300-£400


M.M. London Gazette 23 February 1918.

James William Jarvis was born in Roughton, Cromer, Norfolk, on 29 July 1895, and attested for the Norfolk Regiment at Norwich on 3 September 1914. He served with the 8th Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 25 July 1915, and was awarded the Military Medal for his gallantry near Poelcappelle on 22 October 1917. Transferring to the Tank Corps on 30 January 1918, he was promoted Corporal on 14 March 1918, and was discharged on 30 March 1919, after 4 years and 239 days’ service.

Sold with the recipient’s 18th Division Certificate of Gallant Conduct, and copied Record of Service.