War medals of former British Prime Minister Anthony Eden have emerged for sale for £10,000.

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The war medals of former British Prime Minister Anthony Eden have today sold for over £27,000 following a bidding war.<br />
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Before entering politics, Eden served as a captain in the King's Royal Rifle Corps during World War One and was recognised for his gallantry.<br />
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He fought with distinction on the Western Front at the Battle of the Somme and the Third Battle of Ypres despite the deaths of two of his brothers in the conflict.<br />
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In the summer of 1916, Eden was awarded the Military Cross after helping to rescue a gravely wounded comrade under hostile fire during a trench raid near Ploegesteert.<br />
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His medals were sold by a source close to the Eden family with auctioneers Woolley & Wallis, of Salisbury, Wilts. It is believed that this is the first time the medals of a 20th century British Prime Minister have been offered at auction.