Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (5 July 2011)

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Date of Auction: 5th July 2011

Sold for £700

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Three: Lieutenant Oliver George Norman Stacke, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who was wounded and taken prisoner of war on 26 August 1914 but managed to escape, returning to the front he was killed in action on 17 May 1915

1914 Star (2. Lieut., R. Innis. Fus.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut.) nearly extremely fine (3) £800-1000

Footnote

Lieutenant Oliver George Norman Stacke was born in 1894 and educated at Sherborne and R.M.C. Sandhurst. He was wounded and taken prisoner of war on 26 August 1914 but managed to escape, returning to the front he was killed in action at Festubert on 15 May 1915. Regimental history confirms.