11 May 2001
A FAMILY GROUP OF MEDALS
(a) A Second World War B.E.M. to Carpenter J. Ruxton, Merchant Navy, British Empire Medal, G.VI.R., Civil Division (John Ruxton), extremely fine, in card box of issue, with Buckingham Palace forwarding letter
(b) Three: Corporal J. Ruxton, Royal Engineers, 1914-15 Star (67282 Cpl., R.E.); British War and Victory Medals (67282 Cpl., R.E.), good very fine, together with an 'A.A.O.C. Ld.' Long Service Star, gold and enamel, the reverse engraved, 'J. Ruxton, 1930', in Toye and Co. Ltd. fitted case
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B.E.M. London Gazette 9.1.1946.
Carpenter John Ruxton, B.E.M., who was from Boldon Colliery, Co. Durham, was serving in the M.V. D.L. Harper at the time of receiving the above award.
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