Lot Archive


№ 285


2 December 1992

Hammer Price:

A Gallipoli D.C.M. group of four to Sergeant W.H. Matthews, Royal Fusiliers, who was killed in action before his award was Gazetted

DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL, G.V.R. (8300 Sjt., 2/R.Fus.); 1914-15 STAR TRIO (Sjt., R. Fus.) mounted for display, good very fine (4)

D.C.M., London Gazette, 6th September, 1918. 'For conspicuous gallantry and ability from the 25th April to 25th July 1915, during the operations on the Gallipoli Peninsula. During the whole of this period Serjeant Matthews has displayed consistent coolness and courage, frequently under very heavy shell, machine-gun and rifle fire, and has led his platoon with great ability. His fine example and devotion to duty have always afforded the greatest encouragement to all under him.' Sergeant Matthews was killed in action on 5th June, 1915, notwithstanding the conflict of dates shown in his citation above.