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Sold on 6 July 2004

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Medals From The Collection of Hal Giblin

Hal Giblin


№ 445


6 July 2004

Hammer Price:

Pair: Lieutenant V. Whitaker, M.C., Royal Field Artillery

1914-15 Star (2 Lieut., R.F.A.); British War Medal 1914-20 (Lieut.); with a mounted set of four miniature dress medals: Military Cross; 1914-15 Star; British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf, nearly extremely fine (6) £100-150

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, Medals From The Collection of Hal Giblin.

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M.C. London Gazette 14 January 1916.

London Gazette 1January 1916.

Victor Whitaker was born on 26 November 1887, the fourth and youngest son of Jeremiah Whitaker of Escroft, Burley-in-Wharfedale. Educated at Rugby, 1901-05 and Trinity College, Cambridge, gaining a B.A. in Mechanical Science in 1908. He joined the 11th West Riding Howitzer battery in the Autumn of 1914. Serving in France with the battery he was awarded the Military Cross. Lieutenant Whitaker was seriously wounded at Carency on 10 April 1917 - a shellburst causing injuries to the right leg, thigh, buttocks and back, for which he was invalided back to England. Sold with copied research, including extracts from the ‘Ilkley Gazette’ referring to their ‘local man’.