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Sold by Order of a Direct Descendant Family group: The Great War Memorial Plaque issued in re...

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Sold by Order of a Direct Descendant

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The Great War Memorial Plaque issued in remembrance of 2nd Lieutenant H. Hunter, Royal Flying Corps, who died of injuries on 5 November 1917: a 'Fallen Saint', he was one of just 19 men who played for Southampton F.C. to be killed during the Great War

Memorial Plaque 1914-18 (Harry Hunter), extremely fine, in original card box of issue with Buckingham Palace enclosure, together with his brother's Victory Medal (2. Lieut. G. F. Hunter. R.F.C.), extremely fine, in named card box of issue and with original delivery envelope (2)

Harry Hunter was born in 1887, second son of Robert Hunter, an organ builder who lived at 87 High Street, Clapham, London. Pre-war he was a keen motorcyclist and was selected as a goalkeeper to play for Southampton F.C. during the 1913-14 season. Recorded as a Civil Service Clerk upon his initial enlistment in the 28th Battalion, London Regiment, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Flying Corps. Hunter died as a result of injuries suffered whilst serving with 1 Aeroplane Supply Depot on 5 November 1917, no doubt whilst delivering much-needed aircraft to the front lines. He is buried in the Wimereux Communal Cemetery, besides being commemorated upon the Stockwell War Memorial and at Holy Trinity, Clapham Common.

Hunter is recorded in All the Saints: A Complete Players’ Who’s Who of Southampton F.C. as one of 19 members of the Club to have died during the Great War; sold with the recipient's Royal Flying Corps cap badge, a bronze Streatham Motorcycle Prize Medal, 30mm, engraved to the reverse, 'Members Hill Climb. April 16th 1910. Class I. 2nd. H. Hunter,' and copied MIC and research.

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Sold by Order of a Direct Descendant

Family group:


The Great War Memorial Plaque issued in remembrance of 2nd Lieutenant H. Hunter, Royal Flying Corps, who died of injuries on 5 November 1917: a 'Fallen Saint', he was one of just 19 men who played for Southampton F.C. to be killed during the Great War

Memorial Plaque 1914-18 (Harry Hunter), extremely fine, in original card box of issue with Buckingham Palace enclosure, together with his brother's Victory Medal (2. Lieut. G. F. Hunter. R.F.C.), extremely fine, in named card box of issue and with original delivery envelope (2)

Harry Hunter was born in 1887, second son of Robert Hunter, an organ builder who lived at 87 High Street, Clapham, London. Pre-war he was a keen motorcyclist and was selected as a goalkeeper to play for Southampton F.C. during the 1913-14 season. Recorded as a Civil Service Clerk upon his initial enlistment in the 28th Battalion, London Regiment, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Flying Corps. Hunter died as a result of injuries suffered whilst serving with 1 Aeroplane Supply Depot on 5 November 1917, no doubt whilst delivering much-needed aircraft to the front lines. He is buried in the Wimereux Communal Cemetery, besides being commemorated upon the Stockwell War Memorial and at Holy Trinity, Clapham Common.

Hunter is recorded in All the Saints: A Complete Players’ Who’s Who of Southampton F.C. as one of 19 members of the Club to have died during the Great War; sold with the recipient's Royal Flying Corps cap badge, a bronze Streatham Motorcycle Prize Medal, 30mm, engraved to the reverse, 'Members Hill Climb. April 16th 1910. Class I. 2nd. H. Hunter,' and copied MIC and research.

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67-69 Southampton Row
Bloomsbury
WC1B 4ET
London
WC1B 4ET
United Kingdom

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SALEROOM NOTICES:

Lot 56: The recipient was also Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 1 January 1945, refers) and is sold together with her emblem.

Lot 285: Official replacements throughout 

Lot 326: The Lot is now accompanied with the recipient’s original Memorial Scroll

Lot 373: Withdrawn. The Lot has been withdrawn from the Sale and has kindly been returned to the recipient by the vendor having been lost in 2015.

Lot 561: This lot is NOT subject to 5% import duty. 

Lot 580: Print catalogue erroneously lists this item as lot 579 

Lot 595: 

Accompanied with an important original archive comprising;

-          The recipient’s identity tag worn at Goose Green

-          Parachute Regiment No. 2 Dress with General Service riband and belt, the first named

-          A poignant painted tile depicting the recipient with his tours of Northern Ireland either side

-          Three British Army football trophies

Two Regimental ties

Lot 648: The set comprises a 1st Class Badge and 2nd Class Star

Lot 670: Withdrawn

Lot 754: Sold as viewed 

Lot 791: Centre depressed and loose but still present. Revised estimate £70 - £90

 

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