Lot Archive


№ 1117


17 September 2004

Hammer Price:

Pair: Captain H. D. R. Reilly, The Queen’s Regiment

British War and Victory Medals (Capt.); Memorial Plaque (Henry Duncan Ryan Reilly), last good very fine, others extremely fine (3) £200-250

Captain Henry Duncan Ryan Reilly was born in Lambeth, London and attested for service with the Royal Fusiliers on 2 September 1914. Discharged on being granted a commissioned on 17 October 1914, he attained the rank of Captain in the Queen’s Regiment on 1 June 1916. Entering the Mesopotamia theatre of war in September 1916, in May 1919 he was attached to the 1/5th East Surrey Regiment. Reilly was mortally wounded on 30 May 1919, receiving a gunshot wound to the groin and died the next day. Sold with copied service papers and m.i.c.