Auction Catalogue

31 January 2011

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A Collection of Great War Medals

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№ 33


31 January 2011

Hammer Price:

Three: Private J. Sheppard, 1st Battalion Wiltshire Regiment, died 18 September 1914

1914 Star, with copy clasp (7306 Pte., 1/Wilts. R.); British War and Victory Medals (7306 Pte., Wilts. R.) nearly extremely 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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Joseph Sheppard was born in Hinton, Wiltshire, lived in Pewsey, Wiltshire, and enlisted at Swindon. Serving with the 1st Battalion Wiltshire Regiment, he entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 22 August 1914. He died on 18 September 1914, aged 32 years. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France. He was the son of David and Hannah Sheppard. Clasp confirmed. With copied m.i.c. and war diary extracts.