A Collection of Medals to Great War Casualties

Date of Auction: 14th April 2021

Sold for £280

Estimate: £80 - £120

Pair: Private J. Kindon, Welsh Guards, who died of wounds on the Western Front on 13 May 1918

British War and Victory Medals (3799 Pte. J. Kindon. W. Gds.); Memorial Plaque (Joseph Kindon) in card envelope, extremely fine (3) £80-£120


Provenance: Acquired by the vendor directly from the recipient’s family.

Joseph Kindon was born in Bloomsbury, Middlesex, in September 1898, and attested for the Welsh Guards in Birmingham on 16 September 1916. He served with the 1st Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 23 October 1917, and was mortally wounded by gun shot to the chest on 9 May 1918. He died of his wounds on 13 May 1918, and is buried in Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, France.

Sold with a photographic image of the recipient; and copied research.