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Auction archive: Lot number 579

A Great War Military Medal Group of Three To Private Albert Ray

Medals & Militaria
19 Nov 2008
Estimate
£200 - £300
ca. US$306 - US$460
Price realised:
£500
ca. US$766
Auction archive: Lot number 579

A Great War Military Medal Group of Three To Private Albert Ray

Medals & Militaria
19 Nov 2008
Estimate
£200 - £300
ca. US$306 - US$460
Price realised:
£500
ca. US$766
Beschreibung:

A Great War Military Medal Group of Three To Private Albert Ray, 1st Battalion The Queen's Regiment Military Medal (5400 Pte. A.E. Ray, 1/The Queen's R.) British War and Victory Medals (G-5400 Pte. A.E. Ray The Queen's R.), fine, mounted for wearing. London Gazette 9th July 1917 Awarded the Military Medal, No. 5400 Private Albert Edward Ray, 1st Battalion The Queen's Regiment. During the attack on the Hindenburg line at the Sensee River on 23rd April, 1917, as a signaller with his company - 1st wave - was one of a small party who reached the German 2nd line, and showed great coolness and courage. At a critical period, after being seven hours in the German line, the Officer Commanding called for a volunteer to take a message to Battalion Headquarters. He was the first to volunteer, took the message, crossing a patch of country which was kept under heavy continuous fire. He has in a previous action, delivered messages under similar circumstances.

Auction archive: Lot number 579
Auction:
Datum:
19 Nov 2008
Auction house:
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James’s
London, SW1Y 5LU
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 78398880
Beschreibung:

A Great War Military Medal Group of Three To Private Albert Ray, 1st Battalion The Queen's Regiment Military Medal (5400 Pte. A.E. Ray, 1/The Queen's R.) British War and Victory Medals (G-5400 Pte. A.E. Ray The Queen's R.), fine, mounted for wearing. London Gazette 9th July 1917 Awarded the Military Medal, No. 5400 Private Albert Edward Ray, 1st Battalion The Queen's Regiment. During the attack on the Hindenburg line at the Sensee River on 23rd April, 1917, as a signaller with his company - 1st wave - was one of a small party who reached the German 2nd line, and showed great coolness and courage. At a critical period, after being seven hours in the German line, the Officer Commanding called for a volunteer to take a message to Battalion Headquarters. He was the first to volunteer, took the message, crossing a patch of country which was kept under heavy continuous fire. He has in a previous action, delivered messages under similar circumstances.

Auction archive: Lot number 579
Auction:
Datum:
19 Nov 2008
Auction house:
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James’s
London, SW1Y 5LU
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 78398880
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