Lot Archive


№ 500


30 June 1994

Hammer Price:

A Tripoli M.M. group of six awarded to Sapper H. Cawood, South African Engineer Corps

MILITARY MEDAL, G.VI.R. (No. 77329 L/Cpl., S.A.E.C.) official correction to rank; 1939-45 STAR; AFRICA STAR, clasp, 8th Army; ITALY STAR; WAR MEDAL; AFRICA SERVICE MEDAL, these all officially named, good very fine (6)

M.M, London Gazette, 26 August, 1943. The following citation was extracted from an official source: 'For his dogged and cheerful devotion to duty and his skilful and fearless operation of mechanical plant: in particular these qualities were displayed during the operations in Tarhuna Pass on the night of the 21st January 1943, when his courageous work with a bulldozer enabled our armour to negotiate successfully enemy demolitions, and played a big part in the success of the operations.'

Sold with further details including comprehensive service record.