Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (22 July 2016)

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Date of Auction: 22nd July 2016

Sold for £420

Estimate: £300 - £400

A ‘Civil’ O.B.E. group of seven awarded to Commander P. A. Morgan, Royal Naval Reserve

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Civil), 2nd type breast badge, silver-gilt; 1914-15 Star (Mid. P. A. Morgan, R.N.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (Lieut. P. A. Morgan, R.N.R.); Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Royal Naval Reserve Decoration, G.V.R., silver, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1922, generally good very fine (7) £300-400


O.B.E. London Gazette 10 June 1948.

London Gazette 23 May 1917.

Percy Arthur Morgan was born in Dolgelley, Merionethshire, in 1894. He entered the Mercantile Marine after leaving school. In common with other Mercantile Marine officers, he also joined the Royal Naval Reserve, and was appointed Midshipman (Probationary) in April 1913. He advanced to Sub-Lieutenant in May 1917.

After the war Morgan gained his Board of Trade Masters Certificate for Foreign-Going Steamships, and from August 1919 was employed with the maritime section of the Southern Railway Company. The latter had a fleet of cross channel vessels that took sections of the ‘Golden Arrow’ train rail service from Dover to Calais. Advanced to Commander, Royal Naval Reserve, he also held the position of Dockmaster for the Southern Region of the Railway Executive in which role he was created an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. In latter life he resided at ‘6 Melrose Road, Southampton’, and died in July 1962.