Lot Archive


№ 35


8 December 1994

Hammer Price:

A Great War D.C.M. group of ten awarded to Regimental Sergeant Major Alfred Mitchell, Scots Guards and Royal Warwickshire Regiment

DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL, G.V.R. (5628 CS. Mjr., 1/S. Gds.); 1914 MONS STAR (L. Sjt., S. Gds.); BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS (W.O. Cl. 2., S. Gds.); 1939-45 STAR; WAR MEDAL, JUBILEE 1935; CORONATION 1937; ARMY L.S. & G.C., G.V.R. (W.O. Cl. 1, R. War. R.); Belgium, CROIX DE GUERRE, mounted for display together with a companion set of eight miniature dress medals, the Great War medals polished, good fine, otherwise very fine (18)

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


D.C.M., London Gazette, 5 December, 1918. 'In an attack when the left of his company was in the air and a large party of the enemy trying to work round it in the mist, this WO at once moved up the Lewis Gun to the threatened flank, and, with the Cpl. in charge of the gun, together wiped out the party, capturing any who survived. On another occasion, though badly gassed and wounded in the head, he continued to carry out a recce under very heavy shell fire, and didn't desist until he had obtained most valuable information. Throughout the whole of the operation he displayed fine judgement and splendid courage.

Albert Mitchell joined the 1st Warwicks as R.S.M. in 1923. He was commissioned Quartermaster in 1930 and served with the battalion in Palestine, Egypt and India. Promoted to Captain and Quartermaster in 1938, Mitchell served briefly in the Lincolnshire Regiment and the Pioneer Corps before retiring in August 1941.