Orders, Decorations and Medals (8 September 2015)

Date of Auction: 8th September 2015

Sold for £900

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

A Great War M.C. group of six awarded to Acting Captain R. A. Swinton, Royal Field Artillery

Military Cross, G.V.R., unnamed as issued; 1914-15 Star (2-Lieut. R. A. Swinton, R.F.A.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. R. A. Swinton); Delhi Durbar 1911, copy; France, Croix de Guerre 1914-1918, with bronze palm, good very fine (6) £800-1000

Footnote

M.C. London Gazette 3 June 1918.

Robert Allan Swinton was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery in July 1915 and arrived in France in December of the same year. His Delhi Durbar Medal and French Croix de Guerre require verification; sold with brief copied research, including the recipient’s
MIC entry which states that his campaign medals were issued in 1935.