A Collection of Medals to recipients of the Burma Star

Date of Auction: 17th February 2021

Sold for £650

Estimate: £140 - £180

Five: Major J. C. Polkinhorne, Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment

1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, with M.I.D. oak leaf; Efficiency Medal, G.VI.R., 1st issue, Territorial, with Second Award Bar (Lt. G. J. C. Polkinhorne. Queens.) mounted as worn; together with the recipient’s riband bar; cap badge; rank crowns; and card identity tag, light contact marks, nearly extremely fine (5) £140-£180


Graham James Cecil Polkinhorne was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment on 28 December 1940, and was promoted Lieutenant on 18 June 1942. He served with the 1st Battalion in Burma from 1943 to 1945, was promoted temporary Captain on 1 July 1943, and was present at the operations in the Arakan and at the Battle of Kohima. For his services in Burma he was Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 19 July 1945).

Subsequently transferring to the Territorial Army, and thence to the Reserve of Officers, he relinquished his commission on 13 July 1966, and was granted the honorary rank of Major. He died in 2007.

Sold together with the recipient’s Mention in Despatches Certificate, mounted and glazed for display.