Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (17 & 18 July 2019)

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Date of Auction: 17th & 18th July 2019

Sold for £550

Estimate: £600 - £800

A C.B.E. group of six awarded to Engineer Rear-Admiral H. S. Roome, Royal Navy

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, C.B.E. (Military) Commander’s 2nd type neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels; 1914-15 Star (S. Lt. H. S. Roome. R.N.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Lieut. H. S. Roome. R.N.); Defence and War Medals, together with Boy Scouts Medal of Merit (H. S. Roome 18-5-60) good very fine (7) £600-£800

Footnote

C.B.E. New Year Honours 1949.

M.I.D. London Gazette 8 March 1918: ‘For services in Destroyers and Torpedo Boat Flotillas during the period ending 31st December 1917.’

Henry Steward Roome was born on 7 May 1896, son of Engineer Rear-Admiral G. W. Roome, C.B.E. He was educated at Royal Naval Colleges Osborne, Dartmouth and Keyham, and was appointed Midshipman on 15 September 1913, and joined H.M.S. Bellerophon on 7 April 1914. He was promoted to Sub-Lieutenant 8 days later and to Lieutenant on 15 October 1917. He served in Grand Fleet Destroyers, being appointed to Cheerful in December 1915; Narborough, April 1916; Oriana, August 1917; and Lark, June 1918 (Despatches). He was appointed to R.N. College, Keyham, in August 1918; Lieutenant-Commander (E), July 1925; Commander (E), December 1928; Captain (E), June 1940; Rear-Admiral (E), April 1947. A.D.C. to the King, 1946-47. He served during the War of 1939-45, H.M. Dockyards, Devonport and Sheerness, and at the Admiralty. He was Manager of the Engineering Department at H.M. Dockyard, Portsmouth, from 1945 until his retirement in 1950. He retired to Pencelli, near Brecon, and died on 21 December 1981.