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

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Date of Auction: 18th & 19th July 2018

Sold for £130

Estimate: £120 - £140

A Second World War M.B.E. group of three awarded to Captain L. K. Massey, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, late Army Service Corps

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Civil) Member’s 2nd type breast badge; British War and Victory Medals (2. Lieut. L. K. Massey.) together with A.S.C. brass cap badge, very fine (4) £120-140


M.B.E. London Gazette 1 January 1946: ‘Leonard Kinsey Massey, Esq., Honorary Organiser, Islington Savings Committee.’

Leonard Kinsey Massey joined the Canadian Army Service Corps as Second Lieutenant on 1 July 1917, and went overseas in October of that year. He was attached to the Army Service Corps on 30 September 1918, granted a commission as Second Lieutenant, Land Forces, on 10 October 1918, and demobilized in July 1919. He served as a Captain in the R.C.A.S.C. during the Second World War.

Sold with original commission as Second Lieutenant, Land Forces, 10 October 1918; original warrant for M.B.E., 1 January 1946; and two portrait photographs of Massey in uniform together with two group photographs. Accompanied by additional research.