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McCarthy's Polar Medal

Posted on Fri, 22 July 2016 by Phil Mussell - General News, Medal News

One of the highlights of the DNW Auction on July 22nd had to be the Antarctic Polar Medal awarded to Able Seaman Timothy McCarthy, Royal Naval Reserve, one of five men chosen by Shackleton to accompany him in the James Caird during his epic 800 mile open-boat voyage from Elephant Island to South Georgia. It fetched a stunning £65,000 hammer!