Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (5 April 2006)

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Date of Auction: 5th April 2006

Sold for £260

Estimate: £180 - £220

Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (J. 114106 H. J. H. Roberts, P.O., H.M.S. Kempenfelt) good very fine £180-220


Harold James Hay Roberts was mentioned in despatches for his services as a member of the Staff of the Senior Naval Officer Landing (S.N.O.L.), ‘S’ for Sugar Beach, in “Operation Husky”, a post that more than likely witnessed his attachment to a Royal Naval Commando (Seedie’s and London Gazette 21 December 1943 refer).

He is recorded, moreover, as having been taken P.O.W. and incarcerated in Marlag und Millag Nord at Tamstedt.