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Lot

№ 234

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25 March 1997

Hammer Price:
£95

Five: Warrant Officer R. Kriehn, 4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (4341118 Pte., E. York R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star, clasp, 8th Army; War Medal; Regular Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R. (4341118 W.O.Cl.2, E. Yorks.) together with named condolence slip and card box of issue addressed to Mrs B. Kriehn, good very fine (5)

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, The Collection of Medals Formed By Dr A W Stott.

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Warrant Officer Kriehn served with the 4th Battalion as part of the 150th Infantry Brigade which was virtually wiped out by Rommel in Libya on 1 June 1942. Amongst the 3,000 captured men was C.S.M. Kriehn who was interned in Camp 357. He is not listed by the Commonwealth War Graves as having died so he may have died after his return from captivity, and before his medals were issued.