City soldier's war medals fetch £750

MEDALS awarded to an Edinburgh war hero who was wounded twice during the Battle of Gallipoli have sold for twice the expected price.

The four medals presented to Edinburgh-born Lieutenant Robert Lamb Dick, who was involved in one of the bloodiest and most disastrous battles of the First World War, were sold, in London, for 750.

As reported in the Evening News last week, Lt Dick was in his mid-30s when he fought in the battle that raged for eight months from April 1915 to January 1916 in northern Turkey, leaving 130,784 dead and a further 261,554 wounded.

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The lot was made up of Lt Dick's 1914-1915 Star medal, awarded to all British servicemen who served during those dates, his British War medal, awarded for service in the First World War, and his Victory Medal. It also features Lt Dick's Queen's South Africa Medal for his service in the Boer War in 1902. The medal comes with three additional clasps which honour his service in Cape Colony, Orange Free State and South Africa.

Last week, The News told how Lt Dick's four medals were expected to fetch around 350.