Orders, Decorations and Medals (28 & 29 March 2012)

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Date of Auction: 28th & 29th March 2012

Sold for £55

Estimate: £40 - £60

Memorial Plaque 1914-18 (Basil Willie Barnes) good very fine £40-60


Seaman Basil Willie Barnes, R.N.R. was killed in action whilst serving on the S.S. Erindring. The ship, with a cargo of iron ore, en-route from Santander to Glasgow was sunk in the Bay of Biscay by the U-91 on 5 October 1918. Aged 25 years at the time of his death, Barnes was the son of Herbert and Louisa Barnes of 42 Silcott Street, Brightlingsea, Essex. His name is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.