Lot Archive


№ 223


23 June 2021

Hammer Price:

Four: Able Seaman V. V. Stainer, Royal Navy, who was taken Prisoner of War at the fall of Hong Kong, 25 December 1941

1914-15 Star (J.2583. V. V. Stainer. A.B., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (J.2583V. V. Stainer. A.B. R.N.); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 2nd issue, fixed suspension (J.2583 V. V. Stainer. A.B. H.M.S. Victory) mounted as worn, polished and worn, therefore about fine (4) £300-£400

Victor Vulcan Stainer was born in Portsmouth on 31 May 1892 and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 19 September 1908. Advanced Able Seaman on 4 June 1914, he served during the Great War in a variety of ships and shore based establishments, and was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 10 August 1925. Shore pensioned on 30 May 1931, he re-engaged on 28 September 1938, and saw further service during the Second World War, being taken prisoner of war at the Fall of Hong Kong on Christmas Day 1941.

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