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

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Date of Auction: 24th & 25th February 2016

Sold for £2,600

Estimate: £1,400 - £1,600

A Great War D.S.O. group of five awarded to Major Henry Aplin, Royal Munster Fusiliers

Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., silver-gilt, gold and enamels, complete with top suspension; 1914-15 Star (Capt. H. Aplin. R. Muns. Fus.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Major H. Aplin); Legion of Honour, Chevalier, silver, gold and enamels, the first and last with minor enamel damage, otherwise good very fine (5) £1400-1600

Footnote

D.S.O. London Gazette 4 June 1917.

M.I.D.
London Gazette 28 January 1916, 6 December 1916, and 21 July 1917.

Major Henry Aplin was formerly a Master at the College of St. Columba, Dublin. He served with the 7th Royal Munster Fusiliers at Suvla Bay, where he was slightly wounded.