Lot Archive


№ 1233


17 September 2004

Hammer Price:

A Good Great War ‘V.C. action’ D.C.M. to Second Lieutenant E. H. Pulleyn, 1/12th London Regiment, late 9th London Regiment

Distinguished Conduct Medal
, G.V.R. (1061 Sjt., 9/Lond. Regt.-T.F.) slight edge bruising, nearly very fine £700-800

D.C.M. London Gazette 3 June 1915. ‘For the great gallantry and endurance displayed, and for the excellent services rendered, in the fight for possession of “Hill 60.”’ It was in this action on the night of 20-21 April 1915 that Second Lieutenant G. H. Woolley of the 9th Battalion gained the award of the Victoria Cross.

Edward Henry Pulleyn went with the 9th Battalion, London Regiment to France on 5 November 1914, being wounded in the chest and thigh in the attack on Gommecourt on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. On recovery from his wounds he received a commission into the 20th Battalion, London Regiment on 1 February 1917, being posted back to France attached to the 1/2nd Battalion, London Regiment. It was whilst attached to this battalion that Pulleyn was killed in action on 25 November 1917. His name is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial. Sold with a quantity of copied research details.