Hi, I am clearing a collection of medals and came across a local man and wonder if there are any local collectors who would like to give it a good home. I would like them to stay in Wales. The two Great War medals are to R-17058 PTE T. DAVIES, K.R.R.C.
and are the silver British War Medal and the Victory Medal. These are officially impressed with his details.
They are up for sale at £90. At present they are available in Ammanford or will be on sale in the Militia Fair at Yate on the 21st April. regards MArk (
Timothy Davies, Private, R/17058, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Timothy was born at Cilycwm, and enlisted at Llandovery into the 13th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, attached to 111 Brigade 37th Division. The Division had landed in France at the end of July 1915 and concentrated around St. Omer. They took part in the attack on the Gommecourt Salient as part of a diversionary attack for the main Somme Offensive, but because the 34th Division had suffered so heavily during the opening of the Battle, 111 and 112 Brigades of the 37th Division were posted to them as reinforcements until 22 August, during which time Timothy fought with them at Bazentin, Pozieres and Flers-Courcelette. The two Brigades rejoined their own Division in time for the attack in the Ancre Valley, where Timothy was wounded. He Died of Wounds the following day, on 14 November 1916 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.