The Collection of Medals Formed By Dr A W Stott

Date of Auction: 25th March 1997

Sold for £80

Estimate: £40 - £50

Three: Ordinary Signalman A. J. Kyrke-Smith, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Barham
1939-45 Star; Africa Star; War Medal, these all named, together with named condolence slip and card box of issue addressed to his Father, extremely fine (3)


C/JX 226657 Ordinary Signalman Arthur James Kyrke-Smith was killed on 25 November 1941, when H.M.S. Barham was attacked and sunk after being hit by three torpedoes fired from the U331. The destroyers Jervis, Jackal, Nizam and Hotspur rescued 450 survivors but the ship’s Commander, Captain Cooke, and 861 men perished.