Lot 1304

Sold for £2,300

Lot details

An interesting George VI Military Cross medal group to Captain Kenneth Hewison-Smith to include MC dated verso 1944 in original Royal Mint case of issue, 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, War, Territorial Efficient Service, naming LT. K. HEWISON - SMITH (M.C.) R.A. and E.R. II. Civil Defence Long Service Medal in case of issue, together with miniature MC, 1939-45, Africa, Italy, France & Germany Stars, Defence, War and Territorial Efficient Service. 220277 Lieutenant Kenneth Hewison- Smith. Little is known of Kenneth Hewison-Smith before the War other than he studied various subjects at Clifton College, Bristol. Whilst in the Western Desert Hewison-Smith was reported missing on 21/06/1942 and was later confirmed as an Italian Prisoner of War 21/07/1942, P.O.W. Camp number 21, Chieti Old Convent, postal mark number 3300. After the Italian Armistice of 1943 Hewison-Smith along with many others stayed in the camp when the Italians surrendered, during this time the Germans took over the camp and many were transported by train from Chieti to Sulmona. It was on this journey that Hewison-Smith escaped from the moving train badly injuring his leg in the process. During this time he was helped by several Italian families at great risk to themselves. Included in this lot is Hewison-Smiths fascinating own account of this time entitled Capistrello, along with a large collection of letters and ephemera to include War Office letter to approve the award of the Military Cross, various letters from the families who helped him and press cuttings relating to his time as a P.O.W.   Read more here


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