Auction Catalogue

31 January 2011

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A Collection of Great War Medals

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№ 15


31 January 2011

Hammer Price:

Pair: Private A. R. Batt, 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards, killed in action, First Battle of Ypres, 1 November 1914

Star, with copy clasp (14160 Pte., 2/G. Gds.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (14160 Pte., G. Gds.); together with a Jubilee 1897, Metropolitan Police, clasp 1897 (PC A. Batt, S. Divn.) very fine (3) £100-140

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, The Great War Medal Collection of Robin H.J. Darvell.

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Alfred Rumble Batt was born in Hampstead and enlisted at London. Serving with the 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards, he entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 13 August 1914. He was killed in action on 1 November 1914, aged 24 years. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. He was the son of Alfred John and Martha Batt, of 10 Frederick Place, North Finchley, London. Clasp confirmed. With copied m.i.c. and casualty details.