Lot Archive


№ 389


8 December 1994

Estimate: £150–£200

Six: Lieutenant J.K. Smith, 2/1 Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery

1939-45 STAR; AFRICA STAR; DEFENCE AND WAR MEDALS, M.I.D.; AUSTRALIA SERVICE MEDAL, the last three all officially impressed (NX 151. Lt., A.I.F.) nearly very fine (6)

M.I.D., London Gazette, 1 April 1941 and 23 June 1942.

Lieutenant John Keith Smith embarked for Greece on 10 April, 1941, and was reported missing, believed P.O.W. on 24 June. He was held prisoner in Oflag VB and Oflag VII B in Germany, being repatriated to the U.K. in May 1945 and arrived home in Sydney in August 1945. Sold with confirmation from Australian War Memorial records.