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

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Date of Auction: 8th & 9th May 2019

Sold for £170

Estimate: £180 - £220

A Second War O.B.E. group of three awarded to Captain S. G. Dixon, Canadian Army Pay Corps

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Civil) Officer’s 2nd type breast badge, silver-gilt, in Royal Mint case of issue; British War and Victory Medals (Capt. S. G. Dixon.) very fine (3) £180-£220


O.B.E. London Gazette 28 June 1946: Shirley Greenshields Dixon, Esq., K.C., Rayon Administrator, Wartime Prices and Trade Board, Montreal, Quebec.

M.I.D. London Gazette 11 July 1919;
‘For distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty during the period September 1918 to 15 March 1919.’

Shirley Greenshields Dixon was born in Montreal, Quebec, on 28 April 1891, and attested for the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force at Montreal on 8 December 1914, having previously served for three months in the MacGill Regiment. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the 23rd Battalion, and served during the Great War on the Western Front, later transferring to the 19th Battalion and the Canadian Army Pay Corps, and was Mentioned in Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig’s Despatch of 16 March 1919. He was discharged with the rank of Captain on 11 May 1919.

Sold with copied service papers.