Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (27 & 28 February 2019)

Date of Auction: 27th & 28th February 2019

Sold for £600

Estimate: £400 - £500

An inter-War M.B.E., Great War ‘1916’ M.S.M. group of eleven awarded to Lieutenant (Quartermaster) F. W. Price, Royal Army Service Corps

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member’s 1st type breast badge, silver, hallmarks for London 1919; 1914 Star, with clasp (S-21925 Sjt. F. W. Price. A.S.C.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaves (S-21925 W.O. Cl.1. F. W. Price. A.S.C.); Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937; Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (S-1010 S. Sjt. F. W. Price. R.A.S.C.); Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (S-21925 Sjt: F. W. Price. A.S.C.); France, Third Republic, Medal of Honour, Gold Medal, with swords and laurel wreath, silver-gilt, silver mark to edge, unnamed as issued, mounted as worn, light contact marks, good very fine (11) £400-£500

Footnote

M.B.E. London Gazette 3 July 1926.

M.S.M. London Gazette 11 November 1916.

M.I.D. London Gazette 1 January 1916.

French Medal of Honour London Gazette 29 January 1919.

Frederick Walter Price attested for the Army Service Corps at York, and served during the Great War on the Western Front from 10 August 1914, and subsequently as a Staff Sergeant-Major on the Quartermaster-General’s Staff. He was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 1926 Birthday Honours’ List, and was commissioned Lieutenant (Quartermaster) in the Royal Army Service Corps on 14 January 1931.

For the recipient’s related miniature awards, see Lot 1495.