Auction Catalogue

31 January 2011

Starting at 12:00 PM


A Collection of Great War Medals

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№ 88


31 January 2011

Hammer Price:

Memorial Plaque (Robert Leslie Wood) extremely fine £40-60

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 Leslie Wood was born and lived in Ewell, Surrey and enlisted at London. Serving as a Serjeant with the 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, he entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 14 August 1914. He was killed in action during the 1st Battle of Ypres on 21 October 1914, aged 32 years. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. He was the son of Thomas and Emily Wood, of Mount Pleasant, Ewell, Surrey. Serjeant Wood was awarded the 1914 Star with clasp, British War and Victory Medals and was mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 17 February 1915).

Plaque with original card envelope and damaged postal envelope addressed to Mr T. Wood at the above address. Also with copied m.i.c. and casualty details.