Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria, to include the Brian Ritchie Collection (Part III) (23 September 2005)

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Date of Auction: 23rd September 2005

Sold for £90

Estimate: £60 - £80

Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society, Marine Medal, 3rd type, silver (To William Bate for Gallant Service at Widnes 4th June 1912), with silver buckle on ribbon, officially re-engraved naming, nearly extremely fine £60-80

Footnote

‘A Silver Medal and Certificate of Thanks to William Bate for gallantly rescuing a girl from the river, near the Transporter Bridge, Widnes, Cheshire, on June 4th 1917. Bate has only one arm, which rendered the service more difficult’. (Extracted from the 78th Annual Report, year ended 1st July 1917).