Lot Archive


№ 36


8 December 1994

Hammer Price:

A Great War D.C.M. group of five awarded to Private L.G. Eaton, 7th Territorial battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment

DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL, G.V.R. (1933 Pte., 1/7 R. War. R. T.F.); 1914-15 STAR TRIO (Pte., R. War. R.); France, CROIX DE GUERRE. with bronze palm, good 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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D.C.M., London Gazette, 14 January, 1916, details 11 March, 1916. 'For conspicuous gallantry. On the occasion of a listening post being surprised by an enemy officer’s patrol, Private Eaton, although wounded in the head, with great bravery remained at his post and opened rapid fire, which resulted in a non commissioned officer being killed and the remainder of the patrol, which was estimated at eight strong, being dispersed.'

Croix de Guerre, London Gazette, 24 February, 1916.