The Late Bruce C Cazel Collection of British Campaign Awards

Date of Auction: 16th November 2009

Sold for £35

Estimate: £20 - £30

British War Medal 1914-20 (49156 Cpl. G. H. Searle, R.A.F.), sold with original R.A.F. Record Office forwarding letter, good very fine


George Hazell Searle, a native of Croydon in Surrey, enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps from the Army in October 1916, aged 28 years, the relevant papers revealing that he was a photographer by profession. He subsequently served out in Canada in the Recruiting Department, April 1917 to January 1919, gaining advancement to Corporal in October 1918 - and entitlement to a single British War Medal 1914-20. With copied service papers and research.