Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (10 & 11 December 2014)
Date of Auction: 10th & 11th December 2014
Sold for £350
Estimate: £300 - £350
Army Distinguished Service Cross (2), reverse machine engraved, ‘Gilbert Every’, slot brooch, with riband bar, in case of issue; another, unnamed, slot brooch, no case; Army Commendation Medal, crimp brooch; American Campaign Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, with one bronze arrowhead and three stars on ribbon; Victory Medal 1945; Belgium, Order of Leopold II, 5th Class, enamelled, with crossed swords on ribbon, very fine and better (7) £300-350
FootnoteNotes with the lot state that Private First Class Gilbert van Every, 506th Parachute Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, arrived in England on 15 September 1943. Took part in the Normandy D-Day air assault on 6 June 1944. Served at the battle for Carentan, 8-12 June, before returning to England on 13 July. He then took part in the air assault on Nijmegen/Eindhoven bridges as part of the Operation Market Garden on 17 September 1944. Served in Bastogne, 19 December 1944-9 January 1945.
With photocopied research. With riband bar; commendation bar; Combat Infantry Badge; Senior Parachutist’s Badge; orange lanyard; with cloth and metal patches and emblems all for display purposes. A note with the lot states that the unnamed D.S.C. was for display purposes.
This lot is sold as seen and is not subject to return. Please see saleroom notice on lot 280 for fuller details.