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

Date of Auction: 10th November 2021

Sold for £160

Estimate: £120 - £160

Three: Private W. H. Bidwell, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
1914-15 Star (18812 Pte. W. H. Bidwell, Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (18812 Pte. W. H. Bidwell. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.) edge bruise to V.M., otherwise very fine

Three: Private E. Blinco, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
1914-15 Star (15492 Pte. E. Blinco. Oxf: & Bucks: L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (15492 Pte. E. Blinco. Ocf. & Bucks. L.I.) last digit of service number on star overstamped, otherwise very fine

Three: Private C. V. Bolton, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
1914-15 Star (13508 Pte. C. V. Bolton, Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (13508 Pte C. V. Bolton. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.) nearly extremely fine (9) £120-£160

Footnote

William Herbert Bidwell attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and served with the 2nd Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 4 October 1915. He later served with the Machine Gun Corps, and transferred to the Army Reserve on 6 June 1919.

Edwin Blinco attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry at Slough, Buckinghamshire, on 5 October 1914. He served with 3rd and 8th (Pioneer) Battalions during the Great War on the Western Front from 18 September 1915, and then with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force from 17 November 1915, and is noted as having contracted malaria in Salonika in June 1917. He was transferred to the Army Reserve on 27 February 1919.

Charles Vernon Bolton was born in Oxford in 1895 and attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. He served with the 6th Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 22 July 1915. He later served with the Labour Corps and transferred to the Army Reserve on 23 March 1919. He died at Eynsham, Oxfordshire, in 1971.