First items donated to Raynham Hall war centenary auction

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The first consignment of items donated to the Great Centenary Charity Auction being held at Raynham Hall, East Raynham, contains some interesting military items including a Canadian Memorial Cross issued to the relations of Pte H Sayers who was killed in action in the Great War.

The certificate reads “He died for King and Country” and is signed by General H Guthrie, Master of Militia and defence and is contained in the original box.

“I am so pleased to receive this Canadian Medal for the auction” said Colonel David James, the auctioneer aiming to raise funds for Blast Injuries Medical Research through the Royal British Legion:

“As a visitor to the War Graves in Flanders I was shocked to see how many Canadians gave their lives and are buried in the cemeteries.”

The auction will be held at Raynham Hall, the home of Marquess Townshend, in September and is raising money for the Royal British Legion in commemoration of the First World War..