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Five: Warrant Officer Class 2 E. A

Estimate: £250 - £300
ca. US$408 - US$490
Price realised:  £440
ca. US$718
Lot number 213, Views: 13

Five: Warrant Officer Class 2 E. A. Paul, 1st Life Guards, who was taken P.O.W. at Pretoria in August 1900 Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Johannesburg, Wittebergen (2032 Tr. E. A. Paul, 1/L. Gds.); 1914-15 Star (2032 Sq. C. Mjr. E. A. Paul, 1/L. Gds.); British War and Victory Medals (2032 W.O. Cl. II E. A. Paul, 1-L. Gds.); Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (2032 Sq. Cpl. Mjr. 1/L. Gds.), the first with minor contact marks and a little polished, otherwise generally very fine (5) £250-300 Footnote Ernest Albert Paul was born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire and enlisted in the 1st Life Guards in October 1897. A tall man for the age, standing at a little over six feet, he was embarked for South Africa in February 1900, where he was reported as missing at Pretoria on 11 August 1900, but later released after being held as a P.O.W. He returned to the U.K. that November, having been advanced to Corporal and won entitlement to the above described Medal and clasps (the official roll refers). Promoted to Squadron Corporal Major on the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914, Paul first entered the French theatre of war in August 1915, and remained actively employed until being evacuated to the U.K. as a result of a hernia at the end of the same year. Having then been awarded his L.S. & G.C. in AO 121 of April 1916, and been advanced to Warrant Officer 2nd Class in January 1918, he was finally discharged in October 1920; sold with a file of research.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dix Noonan Webb
Title: Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (17 & 18 September 2009)
Date of the auction: 17 Sep 2009 - 18 Sep 2009
Address: Dix Noonan Webb
16 Bolton St, Mayfair
W1J 8BQ London
United Kingdom
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