Orders, Decorations and Medals (28 & 29 March 2012)

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Date of Auction: 28th & 29th March 2012

Sold for £2,100

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,400

A fine C.I.E., O.B.E., Kaisar-i-Hind and O. St. J. group of six awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel E. C. Bayley, 15th Lancers, Private Secretary to the Lieutenant-Governor, North West Provinces and Oudh, 1899-1901 and to the Lieutenant-Governor of Punjab, 1907-20

The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, C.I.E., Companion’s 3rd type neck badge, gold and enamel, in Garrard, London case of issue; The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Civil) Officer’s 1st type breast badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1917; Kaisar-i-Hind, E.VII.R. issue, silver; Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Serving Brother’s breast badge, silver and enamel, unnamed; Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Somaliland 1902-04 (Capt., 15th Lancers); Delhi Durbar 1911, silver, unnamed, medals mounted court style for wear, good very fine and better (6) £1000-1400


Edward Charles Bayley was born on 13 December 1867. He was educated privately and at Sandhurst. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion Scottish Rifles in September 1887, transferring to the Indian Army in 1890. Promoted to Captain in September 1898, Major in September 1905 and Lieutenant-Colonel in September 1913. Was Private Secretary to the Lieutenant-Governor of North West Provinces and Oudh, 1899-1901 and was Private Secretary to the Lieutenant-Governor of Punjab, 1907-20. With the 15th Lancers he served with the Somaliland Field Force, 1903-04. He retired in October 1920. Awarded the Kaisar-i-Hind in 1910, C.I.E. in 1911 and O.B.E. in 1919. Lieutenant-Colonel Bayley died on 26 April 1924. With some copied service details.