Orders, Decorations and Medals (29 November 1996)

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Date of Auction: 29th November 1996

Sold for £300

Estimate: £300 - £350

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, K.B.E. (Civil) 1st type neck badge and breast star, enamel damaged to one arm of neck badge, otherwise good very fine, in its Garrard & Co. case of issue; together with bestowal document for K.B.E. (Mayson Moss Beeton); and related Victory Medal (M. M. Beeton, V.A.D.); miniature C.B.E. and several newspaper cuttings, extremely fine (3)

Footnote

Sir Mayson Moss Beeton, son of Isabella Mary Beeton- the “Mrs Beeton” who compiled the “Book of Household Management”; she died at his birth 1865. During the Great War he worked in the finace department of the Ministry of Muntions and oranized and administered the Newfoundland Forestry Corps.
K.B.E.
London Gazette 1 January 1920.