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

Date of Auction: 10th November 2021

Sold for £200

Estimate: £100 - £140

British War Medal 1914-20 (8); (10471 Pte. C. J. Driver. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.; 3336 Pte. A. Ferriman. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.; 9014 Pte. H. Fryer. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.; 5067 Pte. E. V. Gardiner. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.; 23797 Pte. W. Howse. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.; 7103 Pte. E. Kerley. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.; 30732 Pte. W. Latch. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.; 7850 Pte. R. S. Wilson. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.) edge bruising, otherwise generally very fine (8) £100-£140

Footnote

Arthur Ferriman attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry on 28 September 1914 and served during the Great War on the Western Front from 10 May 1916. He was wounded on 25 July 1916, and again severely on 18 September 1918, with a gun shot wound to his left hand requiring amputation. Following a posting to 12th Battalion, London Regiment for home service he died of wounds received in action, at 3rd Western General Hospital, Cardiff, on 14 December 1918. He is buried in Leafield (St. Michael) Churchyard.

Hugh Fryer was born at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, and attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry at Oxford. He served with the 1st/1st (Buckinghamshire) Battalion during the Great War in the Asiatic theatre of war from 5 December 1914 and died in the Persian Gulf on 28 June 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.

William Howse attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and served with the 7th Battalion during the Great War in Salonika, being wounded on 18 October 1916. He was transferred to the Army Reserve in May 1919.