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Lance Corporal F.W. Holmes VC.MM


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According to the D.T, the VC awarded to Lance Corporal Frederick William Holmes at Le Cateau on 26 th August 1914 whilst serving with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry is to be auctioned in London.

It is expected that it will bring up to £90.000 when auctioned sometime in October.

The name of the vendor is not reported.

F.W Holmes died at Port Ausgusta, South Australia in Ocober 1969. A Londoner by birth serving in a Yorkshire Regiment he must have been a Regular and is an example of an Old Contemptible who saw the whole show through. He also was a receipient of the Military Medal which I would think also was awarded during The Great War.

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Frank East

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Frank - Thanks for the information. It will be interesting to see the final hammer price, I bet it is more than £90,000.

Now, I wonder if I can use some of my Incapacity Benefit and put a bid in :lol:

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I couldn't find any reference on the DT online - do they say who is handling the sale?

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No Phil they do not, just quote "London auction"

I suppose this item is a "trailer" with the full story researched and detailed within the next 3 weeks.

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Frank East

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