Lieutenant General’s military memorabilia sold at auction

Sheila Clubley with some of the military memorabilia (Military NPOC ROG150860).
Sheila Clubley with some of the military memorabilia (Military NPOC ROG150860).

Military memorabilia which belonged to a Lieutenant General from Pocklington was sold at an auction in Melbourne last Saturday.

Lt Gen Sir Michael Gray, who died in March 2011 aged 78, owned an array of collectable military items that went on sale at Melbourne Village Hall.

Among the collection was a number of rifles, swords, medals, shields and items relating to the East Yorkshire Regiment.

Some of the lots that sold at the auction include a Short Magazine Lee Enfield Mk1 1907 rifle for £560, a World War II Bren gun for £500, a Martini-Henry Mk1/Mk11 upgrade 1875 rifle for £400 and a Canadian made bearskin cap for £105.

Michael’s military career took him to almost every post-war hot spot involving the British Army.

See this Thursday’s Pocklington Post for the full story (15 August).