Medals from the Collection of the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

Date of Auction: 14th April 2021

Sold for £750

Estimate: £400 - £460

Four: Sergeant-Major W. G. Smith, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Burma 1889-92 (3081 L/Corpl. W. G. Smith 2d Bn. Oxf. L. Infy.) small official correction to naming; India General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (3081 Colr. Sergt. W. Smith 2d Bn. Oxf: Lt. Infy.) small official correction to first part of rank; Army L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (3081 Sjt: Mjr: W. G. Smith. Oxford: L.I.); Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.VI.R., 1st issue (3081 W.O. Cl. 2. W. G. Smith. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.) the first with slack suspension and the first three with light contact marks, nearly very fine, the last good very fine (4) £400-£460


M.S.M. Army Order 118 of July 1946.

William George Smith was born at Brackley, Northamptonshire, in December 1868 and enlisted into the Oxford Light Infantry on 5 November 1888, at Oxford, a butcher by trade. He was awarded the L.S. & G.C. medal per Army Order 242 of 1907, and was discharged ‘medically unfit’ on 12 December 1907, having served 19 years 36 days. In 1926 he was Barrack Warden at Tidworth, Wiltshire. He died at Weymouth on 27 September 1949. Sold with copied discharge papers and other research.