Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (10 November 2021)

Date of Auction: 10th November 2021

Sold for £850

Estimate: £240 - £280

Five: Colour Sergeant G. R. Stone, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State (6149 Corpl: G. Stone. Oxford: L.I.); 1914-15 Star (9242 C.Q.M. Sjt. G. R. Stone. Oxf: & Bucks: L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (9242 C. Sjt. G. R. Stone. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.); Italy, Kingdom, War Cross, bronze, minor pitting and polished, nearly very fine (5) £240-£280


Italian War Cross London Gazette 17 May 1919.

George Reginald Stone was educated at the Oxford High School and left in 1896, when he found employment in the University’s Bodleian Library, after which he was apprenticed to engineers and a pattern maker. He served with the Oxfordshire Light Infantry in South Africa during the Boer War, and subsequently with the 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, during the Great War. He was transferred to the reserve in May 1919.

Sold with a postcard photograph of the recipient in St. Mark’s Square, Venice; and a quantity of original documents.