Medals of a Sussex soldier who died on the Sommeto be sold off

A Sussex soldier who died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, will have his medals auctioned off this week.

Tuesday, 5th July 2016, 12:02 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:57 pm
Medals awarded to Private Herbert Lelliott who died on the first day of the battle of the Somme SUS-160507-104243001

Private Herbert Lelliot, from Ashurst, was in the infantry of the 8th battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment.

He was hit by German fire on the opening day of the Somme campaign on July 1, 1916.

Private Lelliot’s name is on the Thiepval Memorial.


The three First World War medals that were awarded to Private Lelliot’s family are known as a ‘Star Trio.’

They are with Lockdales auctioneers, of Martlesham, near Ipswich, where they will be auctioned on Saturday (July 9) as one lot.

They are expected to be sold for between £240 - £260.