Record price for sailor's medals (UK)





Five war medals belonging to a Scottish sailor have sold for a record price at auction.

George MacKenzie Samson from Carnoustie in Angus was awarded the decorations, including a Victoria Cross, for his bravery during World War One.

In 1915, during the Gallipoli landings, he helped rescue wounded men despite coming under heavy fire.

The medals were expected to fetch £180,000 at most but were bought by a private collector for £247,000.


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