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31 January 2011

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A Collection of Great War Medals

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№ 21


31 January 2011

Hammer Price:

Three: Private J. Turley, 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, killed in action, Battle of Gheluvelt, 31 October 1914

Star, with clasp (7911 Pte., 2/Worc. R.); British War and Victory Medals (2911 Pte., Worc. R.) good very fine (3) £250-300

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 Turley was born in Brierley Hill, Staffordshire, lived at Ansty Bank, Staffordshire, and enlisted at Warwick. Serving with the 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, he entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 12 September 1914. He was killed in action on 31 October 1914. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Clasp confirmed. With riband bar, copied m.i.c. and casualty details.