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Auktion: Auction 29.05.2014
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A Boer War and Great War Group of 4 awarded to Sergeant George Edwin Macey Marsh, …

Schätzpreis: 240 £ - 280 £
ca. 404 $ - 471 $
Zuschlagspreis:  260 £
ca. 437 $
Los-Nr. 86, Aufrufe: 70

A Boer War and Great War Group of 4 awarded to Sergeant George Edwin Macey Marsh, 8th Battalion (City of London) London Regiment (Post Office Rifles), late 2nd Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds received in action on the Western Front on the 28th of June 1917, comprising: Queen’s South Africa Medal, 2nd type reverse with ghosted dates, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (5242 Pte G. Marsh, 2: R. W. Kent Regt.), King’s South Africa Medal, 1901-1902, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (5242 Pte G. Marsh, Rl: W. Kent Regt.), British War and Victory Medals, 1914-1920 (2354 Sjt. G. E. M. Marsh. 8-Lond. R.); medals officially impressed, group pinned to felt board for display, sold with associated set of miniatures. Toned, good very fine or better. (5) George Edwin Macey Marsh was born c.1882 in St Pancras, London, and served in the Second Boer War with the 2nd Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment. Prior to the Great War he lived in Homerton and worked as a Post Office Sorter, and as such he joined the 8th Battalion London Regiment, known as the ‘Post Office Rifles’ due to the very high numbers of Royal Mail staff enlisted into the battalion. He died of wounds received on the Western Front 28 June 1917, and is buried in the Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery. Sold with copy CWGC casualty report, showing that he was the husband of Mary E Marsh, of 33 Gorseland Cottages, Surrey and MIC. For the awards to his son, see lot 147.

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Auktionshaus: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Titel: Auction 29.05.2014
Auktionsdatum: 29.05.2014
Adresse: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
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