THE Military Cross, OBE and 1939-45 war medals awarded to Archdeacon Tom Duggan sold for a hammer price of 8,000 at Woodwards in Cork this evening. Two bidders in the room fought off internet bidders from England and commissioned bids to battle it out from 6,500 onwards. The historic medal set – which includes the first Military Cross awarded to an army chaplain – will be staying in Cork. Archdeacon Duggan, who died on the missions in Peru in 1961, served as a chaplain in both the First and Second World Wars and taught at St. Finbarr’s Seminary in Cork.
(See post on antiquesandartireland.com for June 27, 2015).