A Collection of Medals to Great War Casualties

Date of Auction: 14th April 2021

Sold for £160

Estimate: £120 - £160

Pair: Gunner C. Wright, Royal Garrison Artillery, who was killed in action on the Western Front on the first day of the German Spring Offensive, 21 March 1918

British War and Victory Medals (9075 Gnr. C. Wright. R.A.) with outer OHMS transmission envelope; Memorial Plaque (Clifford Wright) in card envelope, with Buckingham Palace enclosure; Memorial Scroll, ‘Gunner Clifford Wright, Royal Garrison Artillery’, in OHMS transmission tube, addressed to ‘Mrs. D. E. Wright, 22 Withleigh Road, Knowle, Bristol’; together with the recipient’s wife’s Bristol Federation War Work Medal 1914-19, bronze, the reverse engraved ‘D. Wright’, extremely fine (5) £120-£160


Clifford Wright was born in Warmley, Gloucestershire, and was employed by the confectionary company J. S. Fry & Sons Ltd. (now part of the Cadbury group). He attested for the Royal Garrison Artillery at Bristol on 2 November 1915 and served with the 156th (Oxfordshire) Heavy Battery during the Great War on the Western Front from 20 June 1916. He was killed in action on the first day of the German Spring Offensive on 21 March 1918; he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France.

Sold with named Record Office enclosure; Certificate of Death; a large period photograph of the J. S. Fry & Sons Ltd. War Memorial, on which the recipient is commemorated, in envelope addressed to the recipient’s widow; and copied research.