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

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Date of Auction: 28th & 29th March 2012

Sold for £1,800

Estimate: £1,400 - £1,800

An O.B.E., M.C. group of ten awarded to Major R. L. Loyd, 16th Lancers - a Knight of Justice of the Order of St. John

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 1st type breast badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1918; Military Cross, G.V.R., unnamed; 1914 Star, with clasp (Lieut., 16/Lrs.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak lead (Major); Defence and War Medals; Coronation 1937; Coronation 1953, these unnamed, mounted as worn; together with The Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knight of Justice set of insignia (post-1926 type), neck badge, 58mm. dia. and breast star, 79mm. dia., silver-gilt and enamel, with neck cravat, good very fine and better (11) £1400-1800

Footnote

O.B.E. London Gazette 1 January 1919.

M.C. London Gazette 14 January 1916.

M.I.D. London Gazette 22 June 1915; 1 January 1916; 20 December 1918.

Lieutenant Robert Lindsay Loyd, 16th Lancers, attached Royal Engineers, entered the France/Flanders theatre of war in August 1914. Employed with the Signalling Service, August 1914-June 1915 and August 1916-January 1917. Commandant of the 3 Army Signalling School, October 1917-March 1918 and June-September 1918. Four times mentioned in despatches and awarded the O.B.E. and M.C. Latterly served in the Life Guards. With copied m.i.c.