Lot Archive


№ 41


8 December 1994

Hammer Price:

A Great War M.M. group of three awarded to Lance Corporal W.A. Allen, 7th battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment

MILITARY MEDAL, G.V.R. (266110 L. Cpl., 2/7 R. War. R.); BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS (Pte.) together with Bronze Memorial Plaque (William Allan Allen) and two collar dogs, extremely fine (6)

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, 6 August, 1918.

The following details were extracted from the City of Coventry Roll of the Fallen: On 18 May 1917 he was awarded the Military Medal and Divisional Commanders Parchment for although not being a member of any Lewis Gun Team, he voluntarily took charge of a recovered gun and used it with great effect at an attack on the village of Fresnoy-le-Petit, at times carrying both gun and ammunition single-handed. He was killed in action on 23 March 1918, and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, France.