Lot Archive

Lot

№ 53

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8 December 1994

Hammer Price:
£290

Eight: Corporal R. Whatmore, Army Air Corps and Royal Warwickshire Regiment

1939-45 STAR; AFRICA STAR, clasp, 1st Army; ITALY STAR; FRANCE AND GERMANY STAR; DEFENCE AND WAR MEDALS; GENERAL SERVICE 1918-62, 1 clasp, Malaya, G.VI.R. (5110659 Cpl., R. Warwick); U.N. KOREA, nearly very fine (8)

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, Medals from the Collection of the late Mike Minton.

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Served with the 1st Airborne Division, formed in 1941. The Brigade took part in the North African Landings as part of the First Army; the Sicilian Landings as part of the Eighth Army, and the Italian Campaign until the spring of 1944. The Division was reassembled in England as part of 1st Airborne Corps and took part in Operation Market Garden, being dropped at Arnhem. Private Whatmore is recorded as a prisoner of war but no camp details are known.