Ex-Royal Marine's Military Cross sold for £3,200

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Captain Peter Neale went to war in 1942 as an apprentice architect, and came home a decorated hero.

Only 65 years later is his full story coming to light, as his Military Cross and accompanying documents were sold for £3,200 at a Colwyn Bay auctioneers on Tuesday.

Born in Stratford Upon Avon, Capt Neale lived the latter half of his life in north Wales, firstly in Deganwy, and then in Llandudno.

Displaying the modesty typical of his generation, Capt Neale, along with his wife Isabel, was known in Llandudno for his charitable work, in particular with the church and young offenders, but didn't like to speak of his role during World War II.

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