Auction Catalogue

31 January 2011

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A Collection of Great War Medals

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№ 37


31 January 2011

Hammer Price:

Pair: Private R. W. Elder, 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders, killed in action, France/Flanders, 23 October 1914

Star, with clasp (277 Pte., 2/Gord. Highrs.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (277 Pte., Gord. Highrs.); Memorial Plaque (Robert Elder) very fine and better (3) £160-200

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

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Robert William Elder was born in Windsor, Berkshire and enlisted at London. Serving with the 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanderds, he entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 7 October 1914. He was killed in action when serving with “D” Company on 23 October 1914, aged 19 years. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Clasp confirmed. With commemorative scroll and copied m.i.c. and casualty details.