Lot Archive


№ 252


27 July 1995

Hammer Price:

Four: Leading Stoker C. F. Courtnall, Royal Navy, H.M. Submarine “Turbulent”
1939-45 Star; Africa Star, clasp, North Africa 1942-43; Defence and War Medals, with named condolence slip and in card box of issue, extremely fine (4)

C/KX.120654 Leading Stoker Cyril Frank Courtnall, was killed on 23 March, 1943, aged 22, when H.M. Submarine Turbulent was sunk with the loss of all officers and men, including its commander, Commander J. W. Linton, V.C., D.S.O., D.S.C., one of the most decorated officers in the Senior Service. Leading stoker Courtnall is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. The lot includes a list of awards to the crew of the Turbulent and the Roll of Honour.