Victoria Cross awarded to Private James Towers – £200,000 at Dix Noonan Webb.

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As previewed in ATG No 2487, the honours of Private James Towers, 2nd Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), had been estimated at £140,000-180,000 at London saleroom Dix Noonan Webb (24% buyer’s premium) on April 14. It sold to a private collector of gallantry awards.

The VC awarded to Towers was one of three won by the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in the Great War and one of a total of 13 such awards to the regiment for all campaigns and wars. With the exception of his VC, all of them are held in regimental museums – the other two held by the Scottish Rifles Museum.