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.


№ 969


20 March 2008

Hammer Price:

Pair: Lieutenant R. V. Manford, Royal Field Artillery, who was killed in action, 8 August 1918

1914-15 Star (2 Lieut., R.F.A.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (Lieut.) extremely fine (2) £80-100

Reginald Valentine Manford was born in Welshpool, Montgomeryshire on 14 February 1892. Educated at Welshpool Grammar School, and then became the Private Secretary to the Earl of Powis at Powis Castle. On 2 March 1914 he joined “B” Company Montgomeryshire Yeomanry as 2080 Private R.V. Manford. On 21 May 1914 he was promoted Lance-Corporal Artificer in the Motor Cycle Section and on 5 August 1914 was embodied into “D” Company and was later promoted Sergeant.

On 22 February 1915, having served 358 days in uniform, he was commissioned into the Royal Field Artillery (Chester Brigade). He entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 21 November 1915. On 8 August 1918 as a Lieutenant serving with 59 Battery, R.F.A. in the 18th Army Brigade, 1st British Army, he was killed in action, aged 26 years. He was buried in Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme. He was the son of Mr and Mrs S. Manford of Springbank, Welshpool. Sold with copied service papers.