Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria to include a Fine Collection of Napoleonic Medals (25 March 2015)

Date of Auction: 25th March 2015

Sold for £150

Estimate: £150 - £200

Four: Lieutenant E. C. Ashby, Royal Engineers, latterly a Royal Warrant Holder

British War and Victory Medals (Lieut.); Coronation 1937, unnamed, mounted as worn; Royal Warrant Holders’ Association Medal, G.VI.R., silver, reverse inscribed, ‘E. C. Ashby, 12th July 1938’, with brooch bar, nearly very fine and better (4) £150-200


Ernest Charles Ashby was commissioned into the Royal Engineers on 28 October 1915. He entered the East African theatre of war in February 1917 and was advanced to Lieutenant in July 1917. As a Lieutenant in the 2nd Mounted Divisional Signal Company, R.E. he relinquished his commission on account of ill-health contracted on active service, 28 March 1919, whilst retaining his rank of Lieutenant (London Gazette 28 March 1919). Awarded the Silver War Badge.

In 1930 he patented a design for golf caddy bags. At this time he was living at 173 Banstead Road, Carshalton, Surrey. The 1937 Coronation Medal was awarded to him from ‘The King’s Personal List’ - suggesting he was personally known to King George VI. He became the Royal Warrant Holder for Golf Caddy Bags in 1938. With copied m.i.c., gazette extract and biographical notes.