Medals from the Collection of the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

Date of Auction: 21st July 2021

Sold for £440

Estimate: £280 - £320

A Great War ‘Western Front’ M.M. pair awarded to Corporal R. G. Angell, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, who was killed in action in France on 3 May 1916

Military Medal, G.V.R. (11543 Cpl. R. S. Angell. 5/O. & B.L.I.); British War Medal 1914-20 (11543 Pte. R. S. Angell. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.) good very fine (2) £280-£320


M.M. London Gazette 9 December 1916.

Richard Sidney Angell was born in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, and attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. He served with the 5th Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 7 April 1915, and was killed in action on 3 May 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France.