Auction Catalogue

31 January 2011

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A Collection of Great War Medals

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№ 41


31 January 2011

Hammer Price:

Three: Private J. W. Cross, 3rd Battalion Middlesex Regiment, killed in action, Battle of St. Julien, 24 April 1915

1914-15 Star (G-7190 Pte., Middx. R.); British War and Victory Medals (G-7190 Pte., Middx. R.) good very fine and better (3) £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 William Cross was born in St. Mary’s, London and enlisted at Maesteg, Glamorgan. Serving with the Middlesex Regiment, he entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 24 March 1915. Serving with the 3rd Battalion he was killed in action on the first day of the battle of St. Julien, 24 April 1915. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. With copied m.i.c. and casualty details.