Lot Archive


№ 735


6 July 2004

Hammer Price:

Pair: Private J. W. Honor, 16th Battalion Rifle Brigade

British War and Victory Medals (P-1072 Pte., Rif. Brig); together with Memorial Plaque (John William Honor) extremely fine (3) £100-120

John William Honor was born in Bermondsey, Surrey and, living in Brighton, enlisted at St. Pancras, Middlesex. Serving with the 16th Battalion Rifle Brigade, he was killed in action, aged 36 years, in an attack north of Ancre on 3 September 1916. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Sold with Rifle Brigade pin-backed badge and badge bearing the recipient’s (damaged) photograph.