The Collection of Medals Formed By Dr A W Stott

Date of Auction: 25th March 1997

Sold for £85

Estimate: £80 - £100

Family group:
Three: Corporal N. Maeers, 1st King’s Dragoon Guards, Royal Armoured Corps
1939-45 Star; Africa Star; War Medal, these all named, together with named condolence slip and card box of issue
Three: Private C. Maeers, South Staffordshire Regiment
1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; War Medal, these all named, together with card box of issue, identity discs, telegram and casualty slip advising ‘Pte. Colin Maeers wounded, 8 August 1944, gunshot wound left foot in N.W. Europe’, and regimental O.C.A. membership card, extremely fine (6)


320315 Corporal Norman Maeers was killed in action in Libya on 12 December 1941. The 1st King’s Dragoon Guards served in the 1st Armoured Brigade from September 1939 to January 1941, and then transferred to the 3rd Armoured Brigade. On 8 April 1941, after heavy losses in men and equipment, the Brigade withdrew into Tobruk and formed a composite tank regiment for the garrison, serving throughout the subsequent defence which ended on 10 December, when most of the garrison were either killed or taken prisoner.