Lot Archive


№ 766


6 July 2004

Hammer Price:

Four: Sergeant D. High, Royal Air Force

1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; Defence and War Medals, extremely fine (4) £100-150

Sold with Air Council condolence slip named to ‘Sergeant D. Waghorne’ (sic) and forwarding box addressed to Mrs P. M. Waghorne of St. John’s Farm, Girton, Cambridgeshire’.

Sergeant (Navigator) Dennis High, R.A.F.V.R., was killed in action, aged 28, whilst serving with 166 Squadron. On a mission to bomb Dortmund, he was killed on 5 May 1943 when his Wellington crashed near Werkendam. He was buried in Werkendam Protestant Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. He was the son of John Thomas and Lydia High and husband of Pauline Mary High of Girton, Cambridgeshire. His widow later married Stanley F. Waghorne c.1948. Sold with research confirming the ‘High-Waghorne’ connection.