A Second World War George Medal group of five to Captain D.A.MacDonald, Merchant Navy,
Lot 178
A Second World War George Medal group of five to Captain D.A.MacDonald, Merchant Navy,
Sold for £5,520 (US$ 8,575) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Second World War George Medal group of five to Captain D.A.MacDonald, Merchant Navy,
George Medal, G.VI.R. (Captain Donald Arthur Macdonald); 1939-1945 Star; Atlantic Star; War Medal; Lloyd's Medal for Bravery (Captain D.A.Macdonald, S.S. "Blairatholl". 12th February 1941). A couple of edge bruises to the last, otherwise very fine or better. (5)

Footnotes

  • George Medal. London Gazette 14.4.1942.

    The ship was in a convoy which was attacked by a heavy German cruiser. The Master manoeuvred his ship clear of the others and laid a smoke screen between himself and the enemy. He returned later and picked up no less than eighty five survivors. Captain MacDonald, by his skilful seamanship and his courage in returning to the scene of action at the first moment possible, saved the lives of many men. Throughout the action the Second Engineer remained below and worked continuously for eight hours, carrying out all engine-room orders with coolness and skill. Morrison, who is only sixteen years of age, was at the wheel and showed a sterling example of coolness under fire, obeying all helm orders with promptness and without fluster.


    Lloyd's Medal for Bravery. Lloyd's List and Shipping Gazette 14.8.1942.

    A convoy was attacked by a heavy German cruiser. Captain MacDonald manoeuvred his ship away from the others and laid a smoke screen between himself and the enemy. He returned at the first possible moment and rescued 85 survivors. By his able seamanship and his gallantry in promptly returning to the scene of the action he saved many lives.

    Sold with copied research.
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