Lot Archive


№ 512


10 October 1995

Hammer Price:

A Gallipoli M.C. group of seven awarded to Captain R. G. Wood, 1/9th battalion, Manchester Regiment
Military Cross, G.V.R., the reverse inscribed (Lieut., 9th Bn. Manchester Regt. 1915); 1914-15 Star (Lieut., Manch.R.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. (Capt.); Defence Medal; Special Constabulary L.S., G.V.R., coinage head, with bar ‘Long Service, 1942’ (Inspr.); French Croix de Guerre, with bronze palm, generally very fine or better (7)

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, A Collection of Medals to the Manchester Regiment.

View A Collection of Medals to the Manchester Regiment


M.C. London Gazette 8 November, 1915, ‘for distinguished service in the field during the operations at the Dardanelles.
London Gazette 5 November, 1915.
The battalion War Diary for May 25th, 1915, states: ‘Lt. R.G. Wood wounded in an attempt to rescue a wounded man of 1/10 Manch. Regt. from their advanced trench.’ It is probable that this action resulted in the award of his Military Cross.