Exceptional Naval and Polar Awards from the Collection of RC Witte

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Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £270

Estimate: £200 - £240

Four: Marine A. E. Elliott, Royal Marines - captured at Antwerp 1914

1914 Star (Po.17379 Pte., R.M. Brigade); British War and Victory Medals (Po.17379 Pte., R.M.L.I.); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 2nd issue (Ply.21906 Mne., R.M.) fine and better (4) £200-240


Albert Edward Elliott was born in Gateshead, Co. Durham on 15 July 1897. A General Labourer by occupation, he joined the Royal Marines at York on 10 August 1914. Served with the R.M. Brigade from 13 September 1914, being present at Dunkirk, September 1914; and at the defence of Antwerp, October 1914. He was captured there on 13 October 1914 and was held as a prisoner-of-war until his repatriation in December 1918.

With copied service paper which shows entitlement to the clasp to the 1914 Star.