Lot Archive


№ 555


30 June 1994

Hammer Price:

The Mons Star trio awarded to Major W.I. Macauley, Assistant Director of Veterinary Services, Army Veterinary Corps, who died of wounds in France

1914 MONS STAR (Capt., A.V.C.); BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS, M.I.D. (Major) good very fine (3)

M.I.D., London Gazette, 20 October, 1914 and 4 January, 1917.

William Ingham Macauley was one of the first officers of the Army Veterinary Corps to be mentioned, in Sir John French's despatch from the Aisne in October 1914. At this time he was attached to the Queen's Bays and, after one engagement, was personally thanked by the General in command for saving a comrade under fire. He died of wounds on 14 May 1917 and is buried in the Bapaume Australian Cemetery, near Albert.