Pair: P. Trenchard, Mercantile Marine British War and Mercantile Marine War Medals (Percy Trenchard) both impressed with slightly smaller letters than usual, the BWM planchet slightly mis-struck, very fine Four: Donkeyman F. Edwards, Mercantile Marine Mercantile Marine War Medal 1914-18 (Fred Edwards); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; War Medal 1939-45, good very fine Four: W. O. Williams, Mercantile Marine and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve British War Medal 1914-20 (W/O. Williams. R.N.V.R.); Mercantile Marine War Medal 1914-18 (W/O. Williams. R.N.V.R.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (W/O. Williams. R.N.V.R.); Defence Medal, the Great War awards all renamed, good very fine Five: Attributed to Radio Officer W. O. Austin, Mercantile Marine 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Italy Star; Pacific Star, 1 clasp, Burma; War Medal 1939-45, nearly extremely fine Four: Attributed to Seaman R. Aird, Mercantile Marine 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star, 1 clasp, France and Germany; Italy Star; War Medal 1939-45, these all somewhat later issues, extremely fine (19) £100-£140 --- William Oswald Austin was born in Lucknow, India, on 29 September 1920. He initially joined the Royal Air Force at Blackpool as Aircraftsman 2nd Class, but transferred to the Merchant Navy in 1940, and was posted aboard the Empire Moose as Radio Officer. Austin subsequently served aboard a host of vessels including the British Fidelity, Empire Rain, Empire Planet and Empire Record, before being discharged at his own request on 3 May 1947. Sold with named O.H.M.S. box of transmittal for medals, addressed to Mr William O. Austin, 41 Montefiore Road, Hove, Sussex, BN3 6EP, Campaign Stars, Clasps and Medals entitlement slip, and extensive copied service research. Robert Aird was born in Scotland on 31 December 1914. He served with the Merchant Navy throughout the Second World War, including postings aboard the Strathaird, Empire Farmer, Empire Tavistock, and Lord Byron. Sold with original application document for Campaign Stars, and Department for Transport General Register Office of Shipping and Seamen issuance slip, confirming entitlement and dated December 1989.