Lot Archive


№ 71


27 September 1994

Hammer Price:

A family group of five to Captain E.G. Gatacre, 2nd Battalion, West Riding Regiment, who died of wounds, and Mrs. I. Gatacre, Voluntary Aid Detachment

1914-15 STAR TRIO (Capt., W. Rid. R.); BRITISH WAR MEDAL (I.M. Vereker, V.A.D.) this additionally engraved 'Mrs. Gatacre'; VICTORY MEDAL (I. Gatacre) very fine (5)

Captain Edward George Gatacre died of wounds on 20 February 1916. The Dukes had taken over trenches south-east of Hebuterne, from the Essex Regiment, on the 11th of February, and it was here that Captain Gatacre was seriously wounded on the 19th, succumbing to his wounds on the following day.