Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (1 & 2 March 2017)

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Date of Auction: 1st & 2nd March 2017

Sold for £1,400

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,400

A Great War C.M.G., Delhi Durbar M.V.O. group of seven awarded to Colonel A. H. D. Creagh, Commandant, 128th Pioneers, Indian Army

The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, C.M.G., Companion’s neck badge, silver-gilt and enamel, chips to reverse centre; The Royal Victorian Order, M.V.O., 4th class breast badge in silver-gilt and enamels, the reverse numbered ‘903’ and additionally named (Lt. Col. A. H. D. Creagh) some slight chipping to enamels; 1914-15 Star (Lt. Col. A. H. D. Creagh, M.V.O., 128/Pionrs.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Lt. Col. A. H. D. Creagh.); Delhi Durbar 1911, silver, the edge inscribed (Lt. Col. A. H. D. Creagh 128th Pioneers); Serbia, Order of the White Eagle, 4th class breast badge with swords, silver-gilt and enamels, the last six mounted as worn, generally good very fine (7) £1200-1400

Footnote

C.M.G. London Gazette 3 June 1916.

M.V.O., 4th Class London Gazette 12 December 1911, for services in construction of the Durbar Arena.

M.I.D. London Gazette 21 June and 19 October, 1916.

Arthur Henry Dopping Creagh was born on 29 April, 1866, son of Major-General William Creagh, Indian Army, and grandson of Major-General Sir Michael Creagh, K.H., 86th and 11th Foot. He was educated at Newton Abbot College and R.M.C. Sandhurst, and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Worcestershire Regiment in 1887. He joined the Indian Army the following year and was attached to the 21st Bombay Infantry 1890-1907. He joined the 107th Pioneers as 2nd in command in 1907, and the 128th Pioneers, in the same capacity, in 1909, and was Commandant of the regiment from 1911 to 1920. He served in the operations in Mekran, 1898; during the Great War in Egypt and the Canal Zone 1914-15, and in Mesopotamia 1915-16 (wounded three times, mentioned in despatches twice, C.M.G., Serbian White Eagle with swords). He was promoted Colonel in 1917, retired in 1920, and died on 27 November, 1941.