Lot Archive


№ 327


27 September 1994

Hammer Price:

A Great War M.M., M.S.M. group of four to Bombardier F.C. Bray, Warwickshire Battery, Royal Horse Artillery

MILITARY MEDAL, G.V.R. (614501 Bmbr., R.H.A.); BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS (Bmbr., R.A.); MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL, G.V.R. (Gnr., 2/1 War. By. R.H.A.) nearly extremely fine (4)

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

View Medals from the Collection of the late Mike Minton


M.M., London Gazette, 20 August, 1919.

M.S.M., London Gazette, 17 June, 1918.

The Warwickshire Royal Horse Artillery was raised by Lord Brooke in April 1908 and was commanded by him until 1913. It was subsequently commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Stewart Gemmell, Lieutenant Colonel W.H. Murray and Major The Hon. R.E. Eden. The Battery and Ammunition Column were mobilised in August 1914 and were the first Territorial Artillery to be sent on active service. They landed in France on 1 November 1914 and served on the Western Front throughout the War. The Second Battery was raised by Major the Marquis of Ivrea in 1915 who was followed by Major Robert Long. It absorbed the details left behind by the first Battery. It went on active service on 21 June 1917 and served on the Western Front until the end of the War under the command of Major C.L. Pettitt and was subsequently commanded by Major W.G.O. Cutbill. In 1919 both Batteries returned to England and were demobilized. The Warwickshire Horse Artillery was finally disbanded in May 1919. During the course of the War, 84 officers and men of the Batteries lost their lives.