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Why did this medal go for so much?


Duncan
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As the Welsh guards were authorised by Royal Warrant into existance on 26th Feb 1915, WW1 medals to this new Household Brigade Regiment are very much saute after.

Just as any Irish Guards medals named on QSA or KSA's.

Not sure though, if the price for this single war medal to WG is perhaps a little OTT.

Alan

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From CWGC:

Name: JONES, WILLIAM THOMAS

Initials: W T

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment: Welsh Guards

Unit Text: 1st Bn.

Date of Death: 01/12/1917

Service No: 2086

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3.

Cemetery: CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL

1st Battalion formed part of the 3rd (Guards) Brigade in the Guards Division. This division participated in the German Counter Attacks of 30 November - 3 December 1917 (part of the Battle of Cambrai).

As for the price realised, it just shows what the market is asking and how rarety is driving the prices upwards. I presume those bidding had done their homework.

Chris

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