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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 447

Six: Donkeyman R. Telford, Merchant Navy

1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star; Africa Star; Pacific Star; War Medal 1939-45, with Minster of Transport forwarding slip and in their original card box of issue, addressed to 'Robert Telford, 23 Clovelly Rd., Bexley Heath'; Coronation 1953, in its card box of issue, extremely fine (6)

Robert Telford, a long-served merchant seaman who was born in Sheffield on 5 October 1896 was, by family repute, twice torpedoed in the 1939-45 War. Official records confirm his campaign medal entitlement as above, together with the award of his Coronation Medal in 1953; sold with original Shipping and Seamen Record Office letter addressed to the recipient, turning down his additional application for the France and Germany Star, dated 23 July 1946.

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