Lot Archive


№ 556


30 June 1994

Hammer Price:

The Mons Star trio awarded to Captain W.A.I. Buchanan, M.R.C.V.S., Army Veterinary Corps, who was killed in action whilst serving with the 50th Mobile Veterinary Section in France

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

M.I.D., London Gazette, 22 June, 1915.

William Arthur Irvine Buchanan qualified at the Royal Veterinary College of Ireland, Dublin, where he was a Staff Sergeant in the O.T.C. He volunteered his services at the outbreak of war and was Gazetted Lieutenant on 31 August 1914. He served in France from October 5th following and was present at the First Battle of Ypres, Neuve Chapelle and subsequent engagements with the 7th Division. He took command, in November 1915, of the 50th Mobile Veterinary Section of the 39th Division and served again in France from 8 March 1916. He was killed in action on 24 July 1917, between Poperinghe and Elverdinghe.