Lot Archive


№ 176


1 December 2004

Hammer Price:

Nine: Seaman Rigger V. H. C. Parsons, Royal Navy

British War and Victory Medals
(J. 62628 Ord., R.N.); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star, clasp, France and Germany; Africa Star; War Medal 1939-45; Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937; Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 3rd issue, coinage bust (J. 62628 Smn. Rgr., H.M.Y. Victoria & Albert), mounted as worn, the Great War awards with contact marks, edge bruising and polished, fine or better, the remainder very fine and better (9) £180-220

Victor Henry Capon Parsons, who was born in Portsmouth in March 1901 and entered the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class in November 1916, first went to sea in the battleship H.M.S. Erin in February 1918, and was still serving in her at the War’s end. Until such time the remainder of his service record is released, no further information is available on his subsequent career, although he is known to have been awarded his L.S. & G.C. Medal in April 1934.