Lot Archive


№ 590


27 September 1994

Hammer Price:

Pair: Corporal W.R. Johnson, Royal Air Force

BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL, E.lI.R. (Military) for Meritorious Service (2223262 Cpl., R.A.F.); WAR MEDAL, nearly extremely fine (2)

B.E.M., London Gazette, 1 January, 1960. A letter from the Ministry of Defence in answer to an enquiry as to the details behind the award of this medal reads: 'With reference to your letter dated 5th March 1965, it is regretted that a full citation concerning the award of the British Empire Medal to Corporal W.R. Johnson, B.E.M., is unavailable. I can tell you, however, that it was granted for meritorious service in Basrah, May 1958-59.'