An important group of medals and documents relating to a British officer, Colonel Cyril Chambers, and his son Captain Peter Brassey Chambers, who were both awarded the Military Cross for wartime service, sold for £1,800 at Halls Militaria Auction on the 6th August.
Colonel Chambers’s medals included a CBE, a Great War Military Cross, a Commander’s second type neck badge, 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory medals, and a 1939-1945 Star, Defence medal, War medal and George VI Coronation medal.
His son Peter, who was born in 1924 and became a Sergeant in the Officer’s Training Corps, was commissioned as a second Lieutenant in the Hampshire Regiment and was attached to the Chindits in 1944, winning the Military Cross in Burma during that year.
Caroline Dennard, the Militaria Specialist at Halls Fine Art confirmed that the medal group was within a “suitcase of medals, documents and photographs relating to the Chambers family and had been purchased by the Cheshire vendor at another auction which had not realised their importance’’
The next Militaria event features in The Special Christmas Collective Auction on the 17th of December for which entries are invited until the 17th November.
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