Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (26 March 2009)

Date of Auction: 26th March 2009

Sold for £40

Estimate: £50 - £70

Watercolour Sketch, entitled, ‘Panorama sketch from Colonial Hill shewing country from P5 to Doiran Lake Road. .... drawn by H. S. Otway, Lieut. R.F.A. “D” Bty. 99th Brigade. April 1918’, 560 x 265mm., with named features, fold marks, signs of age and wear; Notebook, unascribed, with a day-by-day diary, written in pencil, from 29 May 1915 to 11 November 1918, covering various actions in Flanders and Salonika, cover torn; together with ‘R.F.A.’ shoulder title; two collar dogs, and a whistle, inscribed, ‘Aldershot Stores, Aldershot’, good condition (6) £50-70


H. S. Otway was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant on 26 June 1915 and appointed a Temporary Lieutenant on 1 July 1917. With some copied research. Otway is listed in A Short History of the 39th (Deptford) Divisional Artillery 1915-1918.