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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 357

Five: Sergeant S. Wright, Essex Regiment

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 6 clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast (3313 Cpl. S. Wright, 1st Essex Regt.); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (3313 Serjt: S. Wright. Essex Regt.); 1914-15 Star (15736 Sjt. S. Wright, Essex R.); British War and Victory Medals (15736 Sjt. S. Wright, Essex R.), mounted as worn, edge bruise to first, otherwise nearly very fine (5)

S. Wright served in France with the 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment from 4 October 1915. In 1916 the Battalion saw extensive action at the Battles of Flers-Courcelette on the Somme, the Battle of Morval and the Battle of Transloy. In 1917 they were in action at Hill 70 and at Cambrai, whilst in 1918 the men fought at the Battle of St Quentin, the Battle of Lys and the pursuit to the Selle; after the Armistice, they were selected to join the occupation force and they moved into Germany in mid-December 1918, being based at Bruehl by Christmas Day. Wright was discharged Class 'Z' on 5 July 1919; sold with copied MIC.

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