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

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Date of Auction: 28th & 29th March 2012

Sold for £2,600

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

A fine O.B.E., O. St. J. group of seven awarded to A. R. Hudson, British Red Cross Society & Order of St. John

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Civil) Officer’s 2nd type breast badge, silver-gilt; The Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knight of Grace set of insignia (post-1926 type), neck badge, 58mm. dia. and breast star, 79mm. dia., silver and enamel; Greece, Royal Order of George I, Knight’s Silver Cross, silver and enamel; Norway, Order of St. Olav, 3rd type, Knight 2nd Class breast badge, silver and enamel; Netherlands, Government Red Cross Medal, silver and enamel; U.S.A., American National Red Cross Medal, silver and enamel, reverse inscribed, ‘To Mr A. R. G. Hudson, For Distinguished Service, The American National Red Cross’; Greece, Hellenic Red Cross Decoration, 4th Class, Medal, silver and enamel, reverse inscribed, ‘To A. R. Hudson, 1946’, medals mounted court style for wear, nearly extremely fine (8) £800-1000


O.B.E. London Gazette 4 June 1943. ‘General Manager Stores Department, Joint War Organisation of the British Red Cross Society & Order of St. John’.

O. St. J., Kt. of Grace London Gazette 2 January 1953.

M.S.M. London Gazette 22 February 1919.

Greece, Order of the Phoenix, 3rd Class London Gazette 28 November 1947. ‘In recognition of services to Greek interests during the war’.

Arthur Reginald Gorman Hudson came from Grays, Essex. During the Great War he served in the Army Service Corps as ‘S4/061247 Sergeant. Serving at Home with the 793rd Company, A.S.C., he was awarded the British War Medal and Meritorious Service Medal (neither with lot).

During the Second World War was employed by the British Red Cross Society and Order of St. John. In this capacity he was awarded several foreign awards as above together with the Order of the Phoenix (not with lot). Mentioned as being involved in organising relief supplies to Russia. With copied research.