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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 451

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The 1939-45 War Medal awarded to Section Officer M. Peacock, Women’s Auxiliary Air Force, who died in 1948

War Medal 1939-45, in its original card forwarding box addressed to her mother, ‘Mrs. C. Peacock, 2 Springwell Terrace, Sacriston, Durham’, with related Under Secretary of State for Air condolence slip in the name of ‘Aircraftwoman Second Class M. Peacock’, and named and numbered issuance slip, extremely fine

The Second World War campaign pair awarded to her brother, John Peacock

Defence and War Medals 1939-45, in their original card forwarding box addressed to ‘Mr. J. Peacock, 2 Springwell Terrace, Sacriston, Durban’, with related Army Council forwarding slip, extremely fine (3)

Mary Peacock lived with her parents – John and Catherine Peacock - at Chester Le Street, Durham. In 1940 she joined the W.A.A.F. as 2099689 Aircraftwoman 2nd Class but in 1942 was commissioned to be a War Substantive Section Officer (Admin. and Special Duties). She died in 1948, aged 26. Her War Medal was sent to her Mother Mrs. C. Peacock 2, Springwell Terrace, Sacriston, Durham as her father had already died.

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