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

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Date of Auction: 19th March 2008

Sold for £100

Estimate: £120 - £150

Pair: Lieutenant R. H. Lelievre, Royal Air Force, who was killed in an Air Crash on 30 August 1918

British War and Victory Medals (Lieut.) nearly extremely fine (2) £120-150


Roger Horace Lelievre was born in Ottawa on 25 April 1896. He enlisted in Quebec on 20 November 1914 and arrived in England on 29 May 1915. On 2 February 1916 when serving with the Canadian Infantry, he was wounded. He transferred to the Royal Flying Corps on 17 November 1917 and was promoted to Lieutenant on 25 May 1918. As a pilot based at 41 Training Depot Station, he was killed in an air crash at Hounslow on 30 August 1918. He was buried in Heston (St. Leonards) Churchyard, Middlesex. He had served in the 22nd, 26th, 69th, 10th and 23rd (Reserve) Battalions of the Canadian Army and No.34 Squadron and 3 Wing R.A.F.