The Roy Bartlett Collection of Awards to the R.N.A.S., R.F.C. and R.A.F.

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Date of Auction: 7th March 2007

Sold for £430

Estimate: £180 - £220

Pair: Private A. T. Taylor, Royal Flying Corps, who died of a self-inflicted bullet wound while serving in France in March 1917

British War and Victory Medals (16104 Pte., R.F.C.), in card forwarding box, together with related Memorial Plaque (Alfred Thomas Taylor), extremely fine (3) £180-220

Footnote

Alfred Thomas Taylor, who enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps in London in December 1915, was serving at the 1st Army Aircraft Park as an Air Mechanic 2nd Class at the time of his death on 2 March 1917, aged 26 years. He left a widow, resident in Highbury, London, and was buried in the Lillers Communal Cemetery, France.

Sold with an original portrait photograph of the recipient, together with his Memorial Scroll in the name of ‘A. Mech. II Alfred Thomas Taylor, Royal Flying Corps’; a black-bordered “In Memoriam” card to ‘Alfred Thomas Taylor (Freddie) ... who was killed on Active Service in France’; and an Imperial War Graves communication to his widow, dated 31 July 1925, with an old photograph of his gravestone at Lillers.