Special Collections

Sold between 19 March & 27 June 2007

3 parts


Medals from the Collection of Brigadier Brian Parritt, C.B.E.

Brigadier (Retd) B.A.H. Parritt, C.B.E.


№ 963


20 March 2008

Hammer Price:

A Great War D.C.M. awarded to Battery Sergeant-Major C. E. Dyer, Royal Field Artillery

Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (41556 B.S. Mjr., R.F.A.) edge bruising, pitting, worn £450-550

D.C.M. London Gazette 30 October 1918. ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. He displayed great coolness and power of leadership in getting his Battery away from a narrow track in a wood when caught in a very heavy shellfire, which caused many casualties to horses. By his quickness and initiative he saved his battery from heavy casualties’.

M.I.D. London Gazette 18 May 1917.

Battery Sergeant-Major Charles E. Dyer entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 19 August 1914. He was subsequently promoted to Acting Warrant Officer 1st Class. He was entitled to the 1914 Star, British War and Victory Medals and the General Service Medal with clasp for Iraq. Sold with copied m.i.c.