A Collection of Medals to Great War Casualties

Date of Auction: 14th April 2021

Sold for £220

Estimate: £240 - £280

Three: Company Sergeant Major L. G. Gardiner, Royal Scots Fusiliers, who was killed in action on the Western Front on 16 June 1915

1914 Star (7099 C.Sjt. L. Gardiner. 1/R Sc: Fus.); British War and Victory Medals (7099 W.O. Cl.2 L. G. Gardiner. R.S. Fus.) in named card boxes of issue, with outer OHMS transmission envelopes, addressed to ‘Mrs. Eva Gardiner, Axe Vale, Servington Road, Hendon’; Memorial Plaque (Leonard Gardiner) in card envelope, with Buckingham Palace enclosure; Memorial Scroll, ‘Coy. Serjt. Maj. Leonard Gardiner, Royal Scots Fusiliers’, in OHMS transmission tube, similarly addressed, extremely fine (5) £240-£280


Leonard George Gardiner was born in Southwark, London, and attested for the Royal Scots Fusiliers in London. He served with the 1st Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 14 August 1914, was appointed Company Sergeant Major (with the rank of Warrant Officer Class II), and was killed in action during an attack on Bellewarde Spur at 4:15 a.m. on 16 June 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

Sold with named Record Office enclosures, and copied research.