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Lot 3209    SESSION 12 (11.30AM THURSDAY 1ST AUGUST)    Orders, Decorations & Medals - British Groups

Estimate $1,000
SOLD $1,200

DCM GROUP OF FOUR: Distinguished Conduct Medal (GVR type 1); 1914 Star; British War Medal 1914-18; Victory Medal 1914-19. 21912 Cpl. J.Donovan. 110/Hvy:Bty:R.G.A. on first medal, 21912 Bmbr: J.Donovan. R.G.A. on second medal, 21912 Bmbr. J.Donovan. R.A. on last two medals. All medals impressed. A combination of dark and gold toning, otherwise fine - good very fine.

Together with an additional British War Medal 1914-18 with impressed naming to Lieut. J.Donovan (judging by the medal toning, presumably the same person as above).

DCM:Supplement to LG 11/3/1916, p2666 to 21912 Corporal J.Donovan, 110th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.

Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and ability in the performance of his duties, under heavy shell fire, in the Forward Observing stations. On a few occasions, owing to the shortage of officers, he has acted as sole observer and directed the fire of his battery effectively.

With copy of Gazette pages.

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