Exceptional Naval and Polar Awards from the Collection of RC Witte

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Date of Auction: 19th June 2013


Estimate: £160 - £200

Family group:

Three: Bombardier R. Robson, Royal Field Artillery, who died of wounds, France/Flanders, 24 November 1917
1914 Star (65458 Gnr., R.F.A.); British War and Victory Medals (65458 Bmbr., R.A.) B.W.M. with edge bruise

General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Malaya, E.II.R. (23030439 Pte. R. Robson, E. Yorks) very fine and better (4) £160-200


Richard Robson was born in and enlisted at Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Serving with the 13th Battery, 17th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, he died of wounds, France/Flanders, on 24 November 1917. He was buried in the Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, Nord, France. He was the son of Septimus and Mary Ann Robson, of 17 Herbert Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Believed to be father and son.