A Collection of Medals to Second World War Casualties
Date of Auction: 18th July 2018
Sold for £80
Estimate: £100 - £140
1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; War Medal 1939-45, with named Minister of Transport enclosure, in card box of issue, addressed to ‘Miss V. M. L. Chandler, 8 Bassingham Road, Wandsworth, London SW18’, extremely fine (3) £100-140
FootnoteHerbert James Lindredge Chandler served during the Second World War as a Sailor in the Rowland and Marwood Steamship Company’s Vessel the S.S. Larpool. On 2 November 1941, sailing under the command of her Master Captain C. Patton, O.B.E., she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-122 250 miles East South East of Cape Race, Newfoundland. Twenty-six of her crew were killed.
Chandler was amongst those killed, aged 21. He is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial. His medals were sent to his sister Miss V. M. L. Chandler