The Collection of Medals to the Tank Corps formed by the late Bill Green

Date of Auction: 2nd April 2004

Sold for £390

Estimate: £160 - £180

Five: Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant E. L. Parkin, Royal Tank Corps, later 7th (Queen’s Own) Hussars

India General Service 1936-39, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1936-37 (7884151 Pte., R. Tank C.); 1939-45 Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals; together with original documentation, comprising, a rare named G.O.C’s. certificate for Waziristan 1936-37, dated 15 December 1937; Soldier’s Service and Pay Book; Soldier’s Release Book; letter of reference from O.C., 7th Hussars, on Staff College Camberley headed paper, dated 27 February 1946; and five photographs of recipient, good very fine (5) £160-180


The following is extracted from the original letter of reference included with the lot: ‘E. L. Parkin served in the 7th Q. O. Hussars under my command as S.Q.M.S. I can very highly recommend his integrity, ability and loyalty at all branches of military service. He was a highly skilled instructor and carried out a position of trust as S.Q.M.S. with extreme efficiency and success.’