WWI casualty group of medals awarded to two brothers - Willi...

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WWI casualty group of medals awarded to two brothers - William Shells and Herbert Shells (the only people with that surname to be killed in WWI) comprising; 1914/15 Star, War and Victory medal, and memorial plaque, in later fitted presentation case, 24779 Pte. H. Shells, W.RDR, complete with research paperwork (Pte. Herbert Shells 24779 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington West Riding Regiment died aged 22 on 15.04.1918, son of Charles France Shells and Elizabeth Shells of Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield) commemorated on the Ploegsteert memorial in Belgium (remains were never identified for burial) with associated studio uniform portrait photograph and letter to his mother, and Berry Brow and Armitage Bridge scroll as token of respect of his sacrifice from the people of the town, 1914 - 1915 Star war medal for 200788 Sgt. William Shells, 19th BN Durham Light Infantry, died aged 25 on 15.10.1918, commemorated at Lijssenthoek military cemetery in Belgium with associated newspaper clipping, Berry Brow and Armitage Bridge scroll, Thomas Russell of Liverpool full hunter pocket watch and chain, ID bracelet, belt buckle, cap badges, lucky pennies etc, large collection of correspondence to and from his mother and sister, letter from the chaplain at the hospital where he died of wounds in Belgium, including a lock of his hair

Auction Date:
21st Jul 22 at 10am BST

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