Lot 673: Pith Helmet WWII tropical helmet belonging to Lieutenant-Colonel J.W.A, Stares, of typical khaki colour with red and white striped decal

DominicWinter

2015-11-04 16:25:30

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Lot 673: Pith Helmet. WWII tropical helmet belonging to Lieutenant-Colonel J.W.A. Stares, of typical khaki colour with red and white striped decal, the lining inscribed J.W.A. Stares, in original regimental inscribed 'J.W.A. Stares, The "Loyal" Regiment". Lieutenant John William Alfred Stares was born in 1910, commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Loyal Regiment 1931, advanced Captain 1939, Major 1940, Lieutenant-Colonel 1942 to 1945, served in Palestine 1936-39, mentioned in despatches 1937, awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) 1945 and OBE. (1) Dominic Winter's Automobilia & Motoring Literature Vintage Bicycles Maritime & Railways, Toys & Models Thursday, 12th November 2015 Estimate: £100-150
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