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

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Date of Auction: 19th March 2008

Sold for £75

Estimate: £60 - £80

Pair: Lieutenant A. E. Swann, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

British War and Victory Medals (Lieut.) nearly extremely fine (2) £60-80

Footnote

Alfred Ernest Swann was born on 14 December 1879. He served for 91/2 years in the Natal Police. He was commissioned into the 6th Battalion K.O.Y.L.I. in October 1914 and was later a Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) in the 11th Battalion. Lieutenant Swann resigned from the Army on 23 February 1916 following an adverse report on his fitness to command. Sold with copied service papers, several of which report on his unfitness to command.