Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (5 July 2011)

Date of Auction: 5th July 2011

Sold for £5,000

Estimate: £3,000 - £3,500

A Great War ‘East African’ operations D.S.O. group of eight awarded to Colonel E. C. L. Wallace, Punjab Regiment, late Hong Kong Regiment

Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., silver-gilt and enamel, complete with top bar, some enamel damage; China 1900, 1 clasp, Relief of Pekin (Lieut., Hong Kong Regt.); 1914-15 Star (Major, 1/30/Punjabis); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oakleaf (Major); India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, Waziristan 1919-21 (Col., 2-19Pjbis.); Delhi Durbar 1911, silver, unnamed, mounted court style as worn; U.S.A., Military Order of the Dragon, bronze and gilt (Lt. E. C. L. Wallace, No. 666) with original (but frayed) ribbon and complete with ‘pagoda’ brooch bar, generally good very fine (8)


D.S.O. London Gazette 27 July 1918. ‘.... for distinguished service in connection with military operations in East Africa.’ ‘Major, Punjabis, Indian Army.’

M.I.D. London Gazette 20 October 1920.

Edward Charles Lloyd Wallace was born on 14 October 1875. Commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Unattached List on 14 August 1895; with the Indian Staff Corps in December 1896. Promoted to Lieutenant in the Indian Army in November 1897. Served as a Lieutenant in the Hong Kong Regiment during the Boxer Rebellion and took part in the relief of Pekin. Promoted to Captain in August 1904 and Major in August 1913. Served with the 30th Punjabis during the Great War. Mentioned in despatches and awarded the D.S.O. for services in East Africa. Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in February 1921. Served as Colonel with the 2/19th Punjabis in Waziristan, 1919-21. Placed on Retired Pay on 24 September 1922.

With photograph of the recipient and some copied research.