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Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria - Thursday 23 November 2006 - Spink London
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Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria - Thursday 23 November 2006 - Spink London

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Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria - Thursday 23 November 2006 - Spink London 

The sale featured the 1915 Battle of Festubert Victoria Cross to Private W. Mariner, King´s Royal Rifle Corps, Who Crept Through the German Wire Entanglements and Twice Single-Handedly Attacked with Bombs a Troublesome Enemy Machine Gun Emplacement; He Survived Over an Hour in No Man´s Land, and Crawled Back Under Heavy Enemy Fire to His Own Trench; He Was Subsequently Killed in Action on 1st July 1916 Victoria Cross, reverse of suspension bar engraved ´Pte. W. Mariner, 2nd. Batt. K.R.R. Corps.´, reverse of Cross engraved ´22 May 1915.´Sold for £105,000


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