Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

9/12/2012

So badly injured as he struggled to save a comrade his wife was told he died in battle: Now Boer War hero’s Victoria Cross expected to fetch £140,000 at auction

The Victoria Cross awarded to a war hero who risked his life to save a comrade is tipped to sell at auction for an impressive £140,000 – but the tale of valour behind the medal is priceless.

In fact, Sergeant William Traynor was so badly hurt during the rescue for which he was awarded the honour that the War Office mistakenly told his wife that he had died in battle. for more click here

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