Auction Catalogue

31 January 2011

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A Collection of Great War Medals

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№ 80


31 January 2011

Hammer Price:

British War Medal 1914-20 (Capt. T. B. Chatteris) slight edge bruising, good very fine £60-80

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

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Tom Brodie Chatteris was born in London on 9 March 1881 and was educated at Sherborne. He was gazetted a 2nd Lieutenant in the 3rd (Militia) Battalion Sherwood Foresters on 1 February 1900 and was promoted to Lieutenant on 19 March 1902. After service in the Boer War, for which he was awarded the Queen’s medal with one clasp, he retired with the rank of Honorary Lieutenant in the Army and joined the Reserve of Officers. Between the wars he was employed by the Borneo Company, London, engaged in forestry work in Thailand. When war broke out he returned home and rejoined the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) on 24 December 1914. With the 2nd Battalion he entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 14 May 1915 and was gazetted a Temporary Captain in June. Captain Chatteris was killed in action at Hooge on 9 August 1915, aged 32 years. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. He was the 4th son of Charles C. and Edith Coralie Chatteris of The Little House, Chalford, Gloucestershire. With a ‘true copy’ of his will - signed by Chatteris and witnessed by two brother officers on 8 August 1915 - all three of which died on the following day; together with copied service papers and other research.