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London Coins Auction 164
Grange Hotel Bracknell, Charles Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1ED
London Coins Auction 165
Grange Hotel Bracknell, Charles Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1ED

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Medals : Auction 163 : Lot 131

Date Sold Category Lot Description Sale Price

Auction 163
Medals Lot
131
World War I and a group of nine to Lieut. (E) Joseph William Brand R.N, HMS Gossamer 1914-1915 Star, World War I War Medal, World War I Medal, 1939-1945 Star, Star, 1939-1945 Medal, 1939-1945 World War II Medal, Long and Good Conduct Medal, and Distinguished Service Cross, (1942), EF in presentation box, comes with photograph and copies of papers detailing the HMS Gossamer and details of the career of Joseph William Brand. The HMS Gosamer was a minesweeper of the Halcyon class. At the evacuation from Gossamer made six trips to and from that port or the beaches and brought home 3200 men. In April 1942 the Gossamer left Murmansk with two other ships of her flotilla to assist the cruiser which had been torpedoed. Gossamer rescued 440 survivors. Gossamer red in North and on June 24 1942 was sunk by a direct bomb during an air attack.
£1,200
World War I and World War II a group of nine to Lieut. (E)  Joseph William Brand R.N, HMS Gossamer 1914-1915 Star, World War I War Medal, World War I Victory Medal, 1939-1945 Star, Atlantic Star, 1939-1945 Defence Medal, 1939-1945 World War II Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, and Distinguished Service Cross, George VI (1942), EF in presentation box, comes with photograph and copies of papers detailing the HMS Gossamer and details of the naval career of Joseph William Brand. The HMS Gosamer was a minesweeper of the Halcyon class. At the evacuation from Dunkirk Gossamer made six trips to and from that port or the beaches and brought home 3200 men. In April 1942 the Gossamer left Murmansk with two other ships of her flotilla to assist the cruiser Edinburgh which had been torpedoed. Gossamer rescued 440 survivors. Gossamer remained in North Russia and on June 24 1942 was sunk by a direct bomb during an air attack.  : Medals : Auction 163 : Lot 131
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