The Collection of Medals Formed By Dr A W Stott

Date of Auction: 25th March 1997

Sold for £160

Estimate: £80 - £120

Three: Able Seaman N. Pilkington, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Prince of Wales
1939-45 Star; Pacific Star; War Medal, these all named, together with named condolence slip, portrait photograph, a Telegram and a letter both advising of his death, extremely fine (3)


D/JX 219922 Able Seaman Norman Pilkington was killed when the Battleship H.M.S. Prince of Wales was sunk by Japanese torpedo bombers on 10 December 1941, when the ship was off the coast of Malaya. The Battle Cruiser H.M.S. Repulse was sunk in the same action, both ships being caught without adequate air cover.