A highly sought after RAF timepiece and Lord Kitchener’s ‘Death Penny’ prove to be auction highlights
LORDK ITCHENER’ S‘ DEAT H PENNY’
One of the first examples of a British Memorial Plaque commemorative medallion has sold for a handsome sum
On June 5, 1916, a powerful explosion ripped through the starboard side of the armoured cruiser HMS Hampshire. Floundering in heavy seas and a force nine gale just a few miles off the coast of Orkney, the cruiser had hit a submarine-deployed mine and sank bow first within 15 minutes, taking 737 men with her.