Medals from the Collection of Brigadier Brian Parritt, C.B.E.

Date of Auction: 19th March 2008

Sold for £310

Estimate: £180 - £220

Pair: Second Lieutenant D. A. G. Cook, Royal Highlanders, who was awarded the Military Cross

British War and Victory Medals (2 Lieut.) nearly very fine (2) £180-220


M.C. London Gazette 8 March 1919. ‘For conspicuous gallantry and leadership of a platoon throughout the operations east of Ypres from 28th September to 27th October 1918. When the battalion was ordered to fill a gap in the line east of St. Louis on the night of 22nd-23rd October, he and his platoon were responsible for gaining touch on the left. He also gained some valuable information as to posts held by the enemy’.

David Archibald George Cook was commissioned on 24 April 1918 and promoted to Lieutenant on 24 October 1919.