A Collection of Awards to the Royal Flying Corps, Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force
Date of Auction: 10th December 2014
Sold for £300
Estimate: £150 - £200
British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. S. H. B. Emus, R.A.F.), good very fine (2) £150-200
FootnoteSydney Harold Boyer Emus, who was born in August 1898, was employed as a wholesale meat salesman in London prior to entering the Royal Flying Corps for pilot training in May 1917.
Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant that August, he was embarked for Egypt in the following month and, having qualified for his “Wings”, was posted to No. 142 Squadron as a Flying Officer in March 1918. Having then flown operationally in R.E. 8s in the Palestine campaign, he was placed on the Unemployed List in February 1919; sold with copied research and photograph.