Orders, Decorations and Medals (19 & 20 March 2008)

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Date of Auction: 19th & 20th March 2008

Sold for £800

Estimate: £400 - £500

A rare Great War M.S.M. group of four awarded to Lieutenant R. MacFadyen, Nyasaland Volunteer Reserve

Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Nyasaland 1915 (Nyasaland Vol. Res.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut.), surname spelt ‘McFadyen’; Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (Vol., Nyasaland V.R.), mounted court style as worn, very fine and better (4) £400-500


M.S.M. London Gazette 13 March 1918. ‘... in recognition of valuable services rendered in connection with Armies in the Field’.

It is believed that only five Army (Immediate) M.S.M’s. were awarded to Nyasaland forces.