Medals from the Collection of the late Eric Smith

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Date of Auction: 23rd November 2009

Sold for £120

Estimate: £100 - £120

Three: Telegraphist W. B. Bolderston, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, who was killed in action in H.M. Trawler Renarro in November 1918 - the day before the Armistice

1914-15 Star (C.Z. 2374 W. B. Bolderston, O. Tel., R.N.V.R.); British War and Victory Medals (C.Z. 2374 W. B. Bolderson, Tel., R.N.V.R.) extremely fine (3) £100-120


William Brown Bolderston was killed in action on 10 November 1918, when his ship H.M. Trawler Renarro was mined and sunk in the Dardanelles. The son of Fred and Elizabeth Brown Bolderston of 412 Westmuir Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, he was 23 years of age, has no known grave and is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.