Lot Archive


№ 1068


17 September 2004

Hammer Price:

Four: Trumpeter C. J. Willson, City of London Yeomanry and Machine Gun Corps

1914-15 Star (1850 Tptr., C. of Lond. Yeo.); British War and Victory Medals (1850 Pte., C. of Lond. Yeo.); Territorial Efficiency Medal, G.V.R. (1850 Tptr., C. of Lond. Yeo.), surname spelt ‘Wilson’ on Star, some contact marks, nearly very fine (4) £120-160

Charles Joseph Willson entered the Egyptian theatre of war as a Trumpeter in the City of London Yeomanry on 7 May 1915. With the unit he went to Gallipoli in August, returning to Egypt in December and thence to Salonika in November 1916, Palestine in July 1917 and France in June 1918. The unit merged with the 103rd Battalion M.G.C. in August 1918. Sold with some research.