A Collection of Medals to the Norfolk Regiment

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £750

Estimate: £400 - £500

A Great War ‘Western Front’ M.M. group of four awarded to Lance-Corporal R. M. Williams, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, later Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment, who died of wounds on the Western Front 5 May 1918

Military Medal, G.V.R. (14633 L.Cpl. R. M. Williams. 8/Norf: R.); 1914-15 Star (14633 Pte. R. M. Williams Norf. R.); British War and Victory Medals (14633 Pte. R. M. Williams. Norf. R.); Memorial Plaque (Robert Maurice Williams) in card envelope, nearly extremely fine (5) £400-£500

Footnote

M.M. London Gazette 17 April 1917.

Robert Maurice Williams was born at Battisford, Suffolk, and attested for the Norfolk Regiment at Bournemouth, Hampshire. He served initially with the 8th Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 25 September 1915, and was awarded the Military Medal. Subsequently transferring to the 7th Battalion, Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment, he died of wounds on 5 May 1918, and is buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.