Medals from the Collection of the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

Date of Auction: 21st July 2021

Sold for £700

Estimate: £300 - £400

A Great War ‘Italian Front’ M.M. group of four awarded to Private J. T. Dyer, 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Military Medal, G.V.R. (200507 Pte.- L. Cpl. J. T. Dyer. 4/Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.); 1914-15 Star (2371 Pte. J. T. Dyer. Oxf: & Bucks: L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (2371 Pte. J. T. Dyer. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.) pitting and minor edge bruising, nearly very fine (4) £300-£400

Footnote

M.M. London Gazette 24 January 1919:
‘On 10 September 1918 he led his section with great skill and determination entering the enemy’s trench at the exact point allows it to him, and himself capturing three prisoners. With his section he then bombed a large dugout from which seven prisoners were captured.’


J. T. Dyer attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and served with the 1st/4th Battalion during the Great War in the Italian theatre. He died in Oxford on 12 May 1935.