Lot Archive


№ 234


27 September 1994

Hammer Price:

A Great War pair to Lieutenant A.C.H. Field, Royal Fusiliers, attached South Wales Borderers

BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS (Lieut.) nearly extremely fine (2)

Killed in action at Falaheih, Mesopotamia, 5 April 1916.

Arthur Clarence Henley Field served in Egypt from 3 January 1916, and was subsequently attached to the 4th btn. South Wales Borderers in Mesopotamia, when he acted as Signalling Officer to the battalion, and was killed in action 5 April following. Lieut.-Col. C.E. Kitchen wrote: 'The battalion was ordered to advance against a Turkish position, and it was during this advance that your son, who was in charge of the signallers, was shot through the head. The bullet was from a hostile machine gun. Your son never regained consciousness after being hit, and died very shortly afterwards. He was an officer of great promise, and had done excellent work with the signallers.'