Gallipoli Medals for Charterhouse Auction

A group of four WWI medal including the Distinguished Conduct Medal from a Dorset family are included in the two day collectors’ auction on Thursday 11th & Friday 12th December at Charterhouse in Sherborne.

gallipoli-medal.jpg “The Distinguished Conduct Medal was awarded to Sergeant P Finlay of the Dorset Yeomanry for his gallantry during the Gallipoli campaign.” Commented Richard Bromell. “The vendor, who is the niece of Sergeant Finlay, has decided to sell this family group of medals knowing that it will go the home of a collector and there has already been a good deal of interest shown in the group.”

The Gallipoli Campaign took place on the Gallipoli peninsula during 1915 and 1916. It was a joint French and British Empire operation mounted to capture the ottoman capital of Constantinople, which is modern day Istanbul, and secure a sea route to Russia. The attempt failed with heavy casualties on both sides.

The medal group, which is estimated at £1,500-2,500, comes up for auction on Friday 12th December with other medals, collectors’ items and clocks. On the previous day is the Charterhouse auction devoted to nearly 400 lots of trains and railwayana. Catalogues are available from the auctioneers or on their web site

Charterhouse is now accepting entries for their two day January sale with a major collection of Border Fine Arts being combined with Doulton & Beswick, with pictures, books & antiques the following day, closely followed by classic cars, motorbikes and automobilia at the prestigious Bristol Classic Car Show in February which attracts tens of thousands of enthusiasts. For further information regarding these sales visit: