Bravery medals including George Cross and Military Medal amassed by private collector sell for 312,000 at auction

Bravery medals including George Cross and Military Medal amassed by private collector sell for 312,000 at auctionBachelor William Oakley's collection was unknown to relatives and friendsOnly came to light when he died aged 81 with money going to family Haul off 33 medals included a George Cross, which sold for 93,000 | UPDATED: 22:21 GMT, 26 December 2012 A collection of bravery medals secretly collected by a bachelor has sold for more than 312,000. William Oakley kept the medals in his modest semi-detached house for over 40 years, with his secret obsession unknown to friends and relatives.