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British WWII POW Medal & Document Grouping, Battle of Crete, Northumberland Hussars

This item is listed for historical interest only. It was listed on our site previously but has been sold and is no longer available for purchase.
Sold for: $225.00
Item #43885

Original era manufacture. A three place medal group consisting of the 1939/45 Star, The Africa Star and War Medal.

Accompanying the medals is a sizable amount of original documentation regarding the service of Pte AM Lorimer Northumberland Hussars, an Anti-Tank unit of the Royal Artillery.

He was captured in 1941 during the Battle of Crete, was injured and transported to a hospital in Athens, where he contracted Beri-Beri and died.

The lot includes quite a pile of paperwork to includes his attestation paperwork for the NH in 1939, a laudatory letter from his school Headmaster in 1938, photos of him as a young athlete, and numerous copied paperwork of his internment in Rheinberg War Cemetery and history of the Northumberland Hussars during WWII.   

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