Lot Archive


№ 278


5 December 1995

Hammer Price:

Three: 2nd Lieutenant W. Ayrton, late 15th (Leeds Pals) battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, wounded on the first day of the Battle of the Somme
1914-15 Star (15-44 Pte., W.York.R.); British War and Victory Medals (2.Lieut.) very fine (3)

Wounded 1 July, 1916. The following report appeared in the Yorkshire Evening Post; ‘Pte William Ayrton who was at Messrs. Hotham and Whiting’s before the war, has a wound in the eye, and is at King George’s Hospital, London. He is a son of Mr. G. Ayrton of Gledhow Wood Avenue, Leeds 8.’