Auction Catalogue

31 January 2011

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A Collection of Great War Medals

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№ 16


31 January 2011

Hammer Price:

Pair: Private J. Byrne, Irish Guards, who died of wounds, France, 30 October 1914

Star, with copy clasp (1462 Pte., Ir. Gds.); British War Medal 1914-20 (1462 Pte., Ir. Gds.) very fine (2) £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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John Byrne was born in Hook, Co. Wexford and enlisted at New Ross, Co. Wexford. Serving in the Irish Guards, he died of wounds on 30 October 1914. He was buried in the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. With original Parchment Certificate of Character on Discharge, dated 28 September 1905, and copied casualty details.