Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (18 & 19 July 2018)

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Date of Auction: 18th & 19th July 2018

Sold for £1,700

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

A fine long service Great War M.C., B.E.M. and M.S.M. group of nine awarded to Warrant Officer W. G. Prescott, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals

Military Cross, G.V.R., unnamed as issued; British Empire Medal (Civil) G.VI.R., 1st issue (William G. Prescott, M.C.); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 902 (2374 Sapr. W. G. Prescott. Tel: Bn: R.E.) suspension claw and post repaired with solder; 1914 Star, with clasp (2374 C.Q.M. Sjt. W. G. Prescott. R.E.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (2374 W.O. Cl. 1. W. G. Prescott. R.E.); Coronation 1937; Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (2374 C.S. Mjr. W. G. Prescott. R.E.); Meritorious Service Medal, G.VI.R., 2nd issue (2306006 W.O. Cl. 2. W. G. Prescott. M.C. R. Signals.) mounted as worn, the Q.S.A. fine, otherwise nearly very fine or better and a rare combination of awards (9) £1800-2200

Footnote

M.C. London Gazette 14 January 1916, Company Sergeant Major, general citation.

M.I.D. London Gazette 22 June 1915 and 1 January 1916

B.E.M. London Gazette 1 January 1948: ‘William George Prescott, M.C., lately Instructor, Duke of York’s Royal Military School.’

M.S.M. awarded under the terms of Army Order 98 of 1953 without annuity.

William George Prescott served in France and Flanders from 15 August 1914. Sold with copied m.i.c. and M.I.D. cards.