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31 January 2011

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A Collection of Great War Medals

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№ 19


31 January 2011

Hammer Price:

Three: Lieutenant C. Webb, 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment, wounded in action, Festubert, 30 October 1914

Star, with copy clasp (8745 L. Sjt., 1/Devon. R.); British War and Victory Medals (8745 A.W.O. Cl. II, Devon. R.) some contact marks, good very fine (3) £140-180

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

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Charles Webb was born in Stonehose, Devonshire. A Gardener by occupation and a member of the 3rd Battalion Devonshire Regiment, he attested for full-time service in the Devonshire Regiment on 1 August 1908, aged 18 years. He served in France, 21 August-3 November 1914, being wounded at Festubert, 30 October 1914. Webb returned to France, 1 March 1916-8 November 1917, gaining the rank of Acting Company Sergeant-Major in November 1916. He was discharged to a commission in the 3rd Battalion Devonshire Regiment on 26 February 1918. Post-war he served in the Reserve of Officers. With a quantity of of copied service papers.