Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (24 & 25 February 2016)

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Date of Auction: 24th & 25th February 2016

Sold for £800

Estimate: £550 - £650

A Great War civil C.B. group of six awarded to Captain F. C. U. Vernon-Wentworth, Royal Navy

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Civil) Companion’s neck badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1919; Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 1 clasp, Alexandria 11th July (F. C. U. V. Wentworth, Midn., R.N., H.M.S. Agincourt); 1914-15 Star (Commr. F. C. U. V. Wentworth, R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt. F. C. U. V. Wentworth, R.N.); Khedive’s Star 1882, unnamed, second with slight contact marks, very fine and better (6) £550-650

Footnote

C.B. (Civil Division) London Gazette 3 June 1919.

Frederick Charles Ulick Vernon-Wentworth was born on 10 June 1866, the son of Thomas F. C. Vernon-Wentworth, of Wentworth Castle, near Barnsley, West Yorkshire. Served in the Royal Navy. Was a Midshipman aboard the battleship H.M.S.
Agincourt at the bombardment of Alexandria 11 July 1882. Promoted to Lieutenant in January 1890 and to Commander in January 1901. From the Retired List, Wentworth was appointed Captain of H.M.S. Vernon on 10 July 1918. On the occasion of the King’s birthday, he was appointed an additional member of the Civil Division of the Third Class or Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath. In 1899 he married Mary Emily, daughter of Lieutenant-General J. C. Guise, V.C., C.B. Appointed the High Sheriff of Suffolk in 1912. Latterly a J.P., D.L. and a director of Mann, Egerton & Co., Ltd., he lived at Blackheath, Saxmundham, Suffolk. Captain Vernon-Wentworth died on 21 September 1947. With copied research.