Auction Catalogue

31 January 2011

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A Collection of Great War Medals

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№ 86


31 January 2011

Hammer Price:

Victory Medal 1914-19 (2) (R-7817 Pte. T. Reynolds, K.R. Rif. C.; 17449 Cpl. R. Coombes, S. Wales Bord.) first with some contact marks, very fine and better (2) £30-40

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

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Thomas Reynolds was born and lived in Belbroughton, Stourbridge and enlisted at Kidderminster. Serving in the 11th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps, he was killed in action in an attack N.E. of Langemarck on 20 September 1917, aged 30 years. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. He was the son of Mrs Sarah Ann Reynolds of 80 Windsor Road, Stirchley, Birmingham.

Corporal Rowland Coombes, South Wales Borderers, later served with the Labour Corps and Royal Fusiliers.