A Collection of Medals to the Gloucestershire Regiment

Date of Auction: 15th October 2020

Sold for £750

Estimate: £400 - £500

Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Somaliland 1908-10 (Lieut: H. A. D. Bockett-Pugh. Glouc: Regt.) good very fine, unique clasp to the regiment £400-£500


Harry Arthur Douglas Bockett-Pugh was born on 4 March 1882, and was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the Gloucestershire Regiment, from the Militia, on 7 May 1902; Lieutenant, 6 January 1906; Captain 22 January 1912; Major, 13 February 1917; Retired 30 August 1934, and appointed Cashier with Southern Command. Bockett-Pugh was employed with the King’s African Rifles from 13 August 1909 to 9 August 1914, and took part in the Somaliland Operations of 1908-10 (Medal). During the First World War, being unfit for active service, he was Adjutant of the 3rd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment for some years and then commandant of a Convalescent Depot. He retired from the regiment in 1919, but was subsequently employed with the Royal Army Pay Corps and was a Cashier at Southern Command up to the end of the Second World War. He died at Salisbury on 13 November 1948.