Lot Archive


№ 707


19 April 1995

Hammer Price:

A superb ‘Logeast Wood’ D.C.M. group of seven awarded to Sergeant H. J. Trigg, Royal Marine Light Infantry
Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (Ply. 466 (S) Sjt., 1/R. Marines); 1914-15 Star Trio (Ply. 466-S. Pte., R.M.L.I..); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; War Medal, very fine and rare (6)

D.C.M. London Gazette 16 January, 1919, “On 21 August 1918 at Logeast Wood, during a heavy enemy counter attack, when troops on his flank were forced to withdraw, he moved his platoon forward and attacked the advancing enemy with such resolution that the counter attack was completely broken up. He himself killed large numbers of the enemy with a Lewis gun. Throughout the operations he displayed conspicuous gallantry and fine qualities of leadership.”
In this single action during the Second Battle of the Somme, the Royal Marines were awarded one D.S.O. (Bar), five M.C.’s, four D.C.M.’s and seventeen M.M.’s. During the entire Great War there were only twenty- three D.C.M.’s to the Royal Marine Light Infantry .