A Collection of Medals to recipients of the Burma Star
Date of Auction: 17th February 2021
Sold for £70
Estimate: £80 - £120
1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, with named Army Council enclosure, in card box of issue addressed to ‘Mrs. L. E. Potter, 13 Valley Terrace, Howden-Le-Wear, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham’, extremely fine (4) £80-£120
FootnoteClement James Potter attested for the Royal Artillery and served as an Acting Bombardier with 1/3rd Battery, 1st Medium Regiment, R.A. in Burma. He was killed in ‘a Tommy Gun accident’ while his regiment was in action at Yazagyo in Burma on 27 October 1944, with the casualty records officially showing the cause of his death as a ‘Battle Accident’. He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Rangoon, Burma.
His medals were sent to his wife, Mrs. Lucy Emily Potter, of Bishop Auckland.
Sold together with a portrait postcard photograph of the recipient; a photograph of the recipient with his bride on their wedding day; and two group photographs.