A Collection of Medals to Great War Casualties

Date of Auction: 14th April 2021

Sold for £320

Estimate: £200 - £240

Family Group:

Pair: Private F. C. Pratt, East Surrey Regiment, who was killed in action on the Western Front on 9 April 1918
British War and Victory Medals (26944 Pte. F. C. Pratt. E. Surr. R.) in named card box of issue, in outer OHMS transmission envelope addressed to ‘Miss F. Pratt, 4 Cheverton Road, Highgate, N.’; Memorial Plaque (Frederick Charles Pratt) in card envelope and outer OHMS transmission envelope similarly addressed, extremely fine

Pair: Private W. T. T. Pratt, 10th (Hackney) Battalion, London Regiment, who was killed in action on the Western Front on 21 September 1918
British War and Victory Medals (424093 Pte. W. T. T. Pratt. 10-Lond. R.); Memorial Plaque (William Thomas Pratt) in card envelope, with Buckingham Palace enclosure, in outer OHMS transmission envelope addressed to ‘Miss A. Pratt, 15, Albert Road, Stroud Green, N4’, extremely fine (6) £200-£240

Footnote

Provenance: Peter Wardrop Collection, Dix Noonan Webb, December 2000.

Frederick Charles Pratt was born in Islington, Middlesex, and attested for the East Surrey Regiment at Whitehall, Middlesex. he served with the 13th Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front, and was killed in action in the Fleurbaix Sector as a result of heavy enemy shelling on 9 April 1918, on which date the battalion suffered over 400 casualties. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.

Sold with named Record Office enclosure; War Office notification of death and condolence slip; and copied research.

William Thomas Pratt, brother of the above, was born in Islington, Middlesex, and attested for the 10th (Hackney) Battalion, London Regiment, at Finsbury, Middlesex. He served with them during the Great War on the Western Front, and was killed in action during the Battalion’s assault of the Dados Lane and Dados loop system trenches on 21 September 1918. He is buried in Pigeon Ravine Cemetery, Epehy, France.

Sold with named Record Office enclosure; War Office notification of death and condolence slip; and copied research.