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 £120

Estimate: £120 - £150

Pair: Air Mechanic 2nd Class W. C. King, Royal Flying Corps, who was wounded while serving as a Wireless Operator in December 1917

British War and Victory Medals (53010 2 A.M., R.F.C.), generally very fine (2) £120-150

Footnote

Walter Clifford King, a pre-war employee of the G.P.O., enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps in January 1917. Appointed a Wireless Operator in the rank of Air Mechanic 2nd Class, he was wounded in France on 10 December 1917 and admitted to No. 55 General Hospital in Boulogne - a few days later he was evacuated to the U.K. and admittted to hospital in Glasgow. Sent on furlough on being discharged from the latter establishment in March 1918, he returned to duty at No. 1 Wireless School that May. King was placed on the R.A.F. Reserve in March 1919.