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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 41, October 14, 2007, Article 20

TITANIC SURVIVOR ERNEST WHEELTON'S WWI MEDALS AUCTIONED

"Britain's Liverpool Echo published a story Thursday 
reporting that "A rare collection of medals which belonged 
to a Liverpool steward who helped launch lifeboats on the 
stricken Titanic is up for sale.

"The four World War I medals belonged to first class 
steward Ernest Wheelton who survived the disaster which 
claimed the lives of 1,500 passengers.

"The lot on internet auction site eBay has attracted 22 
bids. So far the winning offer stands at 4,310 The 
auction ends on Sunday.

"When the Titanic struck an iceberg late on the night 
of April 14 Mr Wheelton was sleeping in his quarters 
below deck.

"He was woken by shouting and quickly got dressed and 
rushed to the lifeboats.

"After helping three boats leave the stricken ship 
29-year-old Mr Wheelton jumped onboard boat number 
11 and was rowed to safety.

"After the sinking of the Titanic, Mr Wheelton joined 
the Merchant Navy and the Merchant Fleet Auxiliary and 
served during World War I.

The lot includes a 1914-15 Star medal, a British War 
Medal, a Victory Medal and a Mercantile Marine War Medal."

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

The eBay item number is 190159640634. To view the lot, see: 
View Lot on Ebay

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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