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

Date of Auction: 10th November 2021

Sold for £120

Estimate: £100 - £140

Pair: Private L. Smith, 22nd Battalion, London Regiment, who was killed in action on the Western Front on 4 August 1916

British War and Victory Medals (5754 Pte. L. Smith. 22 - Lond. R.); Memorial Scroll, ‘Pte. Leslie Smith, London Regt.’, nearly extremely fine (2) £100-£140


Leslie Smith was born in 1896 and prior to enlistment he was a greaser employed by the Great Eastern Railway, at Peterborough. He was serving with ‘D’ Company, 22nd Battalion London Regiment when he was killed in action on 4 August 1916. He is buried in Louez Military Cemetery, Duisans, France.

Sold together with enclosure slip for the BWM and VM; original Army Form E(1) advising his next of kin of his burial place at Duisans, North West of Arras; Imperial War Graves Commission notification that a gravestone had been erected at Louez Military Cemetery; small official Postcard from the Royal Arsenal requesting that the card be signed and returned when the memorial plaque has been received (unsigned); and an original letter from a Private A. Steele, of 15 Platoon, ‘D’ Company, 2/22 London Regiment, regarding the circumstances of the recipient’s death.