Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (26 March 2009)
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Date of Auction: 26th March 2009
Sold for £380
Estimate: £300 - £350
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member’s 1st type breast badge, silver, hallmarks for London 1919; 1914 Star, with clasp (No. 12283 L/Cpl., 3rd Bn. The Worc. Regt.); British War and Victory Medals (12283 A.W.O. Cl. 2, Worc. R.); Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 2nd issue, fixed suspension (R.Q.M.S., I.U.L.) mounted court style for wear, good very fine (5) £300-350
FootnoteM.B.E. London Gazette 3 June 1927. ‘No. 5239343 Warrant Officer Class II, Company Sergeant-Major (Acting Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant) Harold Wheeler, The Worcestershire Regiment, Senior Officers’ School, Belgaum, India
Harold Wheeler entered the France/Flanders theatre of war as a Lance-Corporal in the 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment on 12 August 1914. After the war he served in India. In 1927 he was awarded the M.B.E. when ranked as a Warrant Officer Class 2 and Acting R.Q.M.S., for his services at the Senior Officers’ School at Belgaum. Wheeler was awarded the Army L.S. & G.C. in 1929, this published in the I.A.O. 287 of May 1929. Sold with some copied research.