A Collection of Medals to recipients of the Burma Star

Date of Auction: 17th February 2021

Sold for £70

Estimate: £80 - £120

Four: Sergeant F. Wilson, Green Howards, who died of typhus during the re-conquest of Burma on 17 November 1944

1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, with named Army Council enclosure, in card box of issue addressed to ‘Mrs. E. Wilson, 3 Thornley Road, Prestwick, Manchester’, nearly extremely fine (4) £80-£120


Frank Wilson attested for the Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment), and served as a as a Corporal (acting Sergeant) with the 2nd Battalion during the Second World War in India and Burma. He died in hospital of typhus, during the re-conquest of Burma, on 17 November 1944. Originally buried at Akyab War Cemetery, he was subsequently re-interred in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.

His medals were sent to his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Wilson, of Manchester.