Lot Archive


№ 314


27 September 1994

Hammer Price:

A Great War M.M. for gallantry at Abd in the Sinai Desert awarded to Shoeing-Smith A.S.C. Smith, Warwickshire Yeomanry, who later died of wounds

MILITARY MEDAL, G.V.R. (1874 S.Sth., 1/1 War. Yeo.); 1914-15 STAR (Pte., Warwick Yeo.); BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS, M.I.D. (Pte., Warwick Yeo.); Russia, CROSS OF ST. GEORGE, 4th class, officially numbered '807713', very fine (5)

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, Medals from the Collection of the late Mike Minton.

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M.M., London Gazette, 21 October, 1916. Awarded for special distinction in the action at Abd on 9 August 1916. 'Privates A.S.C. Smith and J.W. Smith for volunteering and remaining behind under a heavy fire and bringing in Sergt. C. Hudson dangerously wounded. This took place at night when the troops had orders to retire.' (Ref Col. Cheape’s Despatch dated 11 August1916)

Both men were awarded the M.M. for rescuing Sgt. Hudson who later died of his wounds. In addition both men were awarded the Cross of St. George, 4th class, London Gazette, 15 February, 1917.

Shoeing-Smith Adhelm Stewart Courtney Smith died of wounds at Alexandria on 4 May 1917.