A Collection of Medals to Great War Casualties

Date of Auction: 14th April 2021

Sold for £360

Estimate: £160 - £200

Three: Private G. H. Loam, 15th (2nd Birmingham Pals) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, who was killed in action on the Western Front on 30 August 1916

1914-15 Star (929 Pte. G. H. Loam. R. War: R.); British War and Victory Medals (929 Pte. G. H. Loam. R. War. R.); Memorial Plaque (Gilbert Henry Loam) in card envelope, with Buckingham Palace enclosure; Memorial Scroll, ‘Pte. Gilbert Henry Loam, Royal Warwickshire Regt.’, extremely fine (5) £160-£200


Gilbert Henry Loam was born in Reading, Berkshire, and attested for the Royal Warwickshire Regiment at Birmingham. He served with the 15th (2nd Birmingham Pals) Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 21 November 1915, and was killed in action on the Somme on 30 August 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.

Sold with named Record Office enclosures; a hand-written letter from the recipient’s niece (dated 1994), recounting her memories of the recipient; and copied research.