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British War Medal, (Harold A. Deller). Captain Harold A. Deller, Mercantile Marine - £675.00

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Details

ConditionGVf/EF
DocumentsYes
BoxedNo
Product ID1029793

Recipient

NameHarold A. Deller
RankCaptain
UnitMercantile Marine

Attached Medals

British War Medal
Notes(Harold A. Deller)
Mercantile Marine War Medal 1914-1918
Notes(Harold A. Deller)
1939-45 Star
Atlantic Star
Italy Star
War Medal
Order of the Phoenix
NotesGreece, forth class badge, silver-gilt & enamel

CAPTAIN HAROLD ARTHUR DELLER (1897-1976) entered the Mercantile Marine in 1910, and served aboard Saxon Prince between 1914 and 1916, when en route from Norfolk, Virginia, USA to Manchester, it was captured and soon after was sunk by the German Surface Raider S.M.S. Moeweon 25 February, 1916. Deller survived and continued his career with the Union Castle Steamship Company from 1919, receiving his First Command in 1938, and worked in the Atlantic Convoys between 1939 and 1945. He later served as Captain of the Union Castle’s Flagship, Pendennis Castle, in 1960
Greek Order of the Phoenix L.G. 15.12. 1942 Chief Officer S.S. Durban Castle.
The S.S. Durban Castle evacuated the Greek Royal family from Greece to the U.K. in 1942. The S.S. Durban Castle also took part in operation Torch on 8th November 1942 the allied landings in North Africa. A great story should emerge from this group.

Sold at Spink auction, 19 July 1988.