Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (19 & 20 July 2017)

Date of Auction: 19th & 20th July 2017


Estimate: £2,000 - £2,400

An O.B.E., Great War ‘Russian Intervention’ M.C. group of seven awarded to Colonel N. S. Henshaw, Royal Engineers

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 2nd type breast badge, silver-gilt; Military Cross, G.V.R., reverse privately engraved ‘Capt. N. S. Henshaw’, with replacement ring suspension; British War and Victory Medals (Capt. N. S. Henshaw.); Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937; Efficiency Decoration, G.V.R., silver and silver-gilt, with top Territorial riband bar, mounted as worn, very fine (7) £2000-2400


O.B.E. London Gazette 8 June 1939.

M.C. London Gazette 27 May 1918:
‘On the night 1st/2nd January, 1919, near Turchasova he was the last man to leave the advanced post and barricade. From 28th December, 1918, to 2nd January, 1919, he rendered valuable assistance, showing great gallantry and devotion to duty. The fact that the force did not suffer heavy casualties was mainly due to his efforts and untiring work.’

T.D. London Gazette 15 November 1935.

Norman Scotson Henshaw served with the Royal Engineers during the Great War on the Western Front from 15 January 1916, and subsequently with the Russian Intervention Force. Advanced to Lieutenant-Colonel and Brevet Colonel, he was created an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1939 Birthday Honours List whilst serving as Commanding Officer of 55th (West Lancashire) Divisional Engineers, Royal Engineers, Territorial Army.