Lot 73 – DCLI WW1 Death Plaque, Goliath Watch & Mess Spoon

Lot 73 – DCLI WW1 Death Plaque, Goliath Watch in SIlver Presentation Case & Mess Spoon

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Reserve:  no reserve  Estimate: £80-150

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DCLI WW1 Death Plaque, Commemorative Engraved Silver Watch Case & Mess Spoon for 8655 Lance Corporal Malcolm Humphrey Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry. Son on George Humphrey (see lot 62) Malcom was born in 1893 in Barracks in Dublin. He enlisted in Callington and was killed on the 2nd February 1915 in Belgium. The hallamrked silver travel watch case is engraved to commemorate his passing, hard to capture in the images. Of hallmarked silver fronting (rear support leg is missing) and contains a silver plated Goliath pocket watch in clean but as found condition having one hand detached and not currently working. His mess spoon is punch marked 2CL 8655 and was found in the cutlery drawer at the property. In the duster & teatowel drawer the his death plaque was discovered. The medal trio’s whereabouts are unknown to the extended family…sadly! (Malcolm’s sister married WH Buckingham – see lot 76&218)

Malcom’s name appears in the top right hand corner of the Callington War Memorial in the grounds of St Mary’s Church in Callington & one of the 21 commemorative tress planted in their honour on Launceston Road Callington was planted for Malcolm

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