Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (8 & 9 May 2019)

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Date of Auction: 8th & 9th May 2019

Sold for £1,900

Estimate: £1,600 - £2,000

A Great War ‘Archangel, North Russia’ D.S.O. group of nine awarded to Brigadier D. J. M. Campion, Royal Artillery

Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., silver-gilt and enamel, obverse centre depressed, with integral top riband bar; 1914-15 Star (Capt. D. J. M. Campion. R.G.A.); British War and Victory Medals (Major D. J. M. Campion.); India General Service 1908-35, 2 clasps, Waziristan 1921-24, North West Frontier 1930-31 (Maj. D. J. M. Campion, R.A.); Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937, mounted as worn, generally good very fine (9) £1,600-£2,000

Footnote

D.S.O. London Gazette 3 February 1920: ‘For distinguished services in connection with military operations in Archangel, North Russia.’

M.I.D. London Gazette 23 December 1918 (Haig - 267th Siege Bty. R.G.A.); 3 February 1920 (Rawlinson - North Russia, March to September 1919); 30 May 1924 (Rawlinson - Waziristan, January 1922 to April 1923).

Russia, Order of St Vladimir, 4th Class London Gazette 16 July 1921.

Douglas John Montriou Campion was born on 14 December 1883, and educated at Bedford School and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. He served with the Royal Artillery in the Tochi Valley, November 1914 to March 1915; Mesopotamia, September 1916 to September 1917; France and Belgium, January to November 1918; North Russia 1919-20; Waziristan 1921-24; North West Frontier 1930-31; Colonel 1932; appointed to command 52 (Lowland) Division R.A. in 1936; Temporary Brigadier 1937; retired 1939. Appointed Commander Home Guard, Eastern Command from 26 June 1940 and was granted Honorary rank of Brigadier upon his retirement, 2 December 1942. He was a member of the Hampshire T.A. and A.F. Association from 1948. Brigadier Campion died on 22 June 1963. His elder brother was Sir Gilbert Francis Montriou Campion, G.C.B., Baron Campion, of Bowes, Co. Surrey, cr. 1950.