A Collection of Medals to Great War Casualties

Date of Auction: 14th April 2021

Sold for £240

Estimate: £100 - £140

Three: Private J. Talbot, South Staffordshire Regiment, who was killed in action on the Western Front on 24 November 1915

1914-15 Star (12434 Pte. J. Talbot. S. Staff: R.); British War and Victory Medals (12434 Pte. J. Talbot. S. Staff. R.) without card boxes of issue, but in outer OHMS transmission envelope, addressed to ‘Mr. G. Ireson, Lodge Hill, ,Chase Terrace, Nr. Walsall, Staffs’; Memorial Plaque (James Talbot) in card envelope, with Buckingham Palace enclosure, in outer OHMS transmission envelope similarly addressed, extremely fine (4) £100-£140


James Talbot was born in Walsall, Staffordshire, and attested for the South Staffordshire Regiment at Lichfield, Staffordshire, He served with the 2nd Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 8 February 1915, and was killed in action at Cambrin on 24 November 1915, when the enemy detonated a mine under Gibbons crater, resulting in 25 men of the Battalion currently garrisoning the crater being killed. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France.

Talbot’s medals and plaque were sent to his foster parents, George and Jane Ireson.

Sold with the named Record Office enclosures for the three medals; and copied research.