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

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Date of Auction: 17th & 18th July 2019

Sold for £1,600

Estimate: £600 - £800

A post-War C.I.E. group of nine awarded to Captain W. R. Shewring, Royal Indian Navy

The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, C.I.E., Companion’s 3rd type neck badge, gold and enamel; British War and Victory Medals (Mid. W. R. Shewring. R.N.R.); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Africa Star; Pacific Star, 1 clasp, Burma; War Medal 1939-45, with M.I.D. oak leaf; India Service Medal 1939-45, mounted for display purposes; together with the recipient’s full size and miniature riband bars, generally good very fine and better (9) £600-£800


C.I.E. London Gazette 12 June 1947: Acting Captain (Commodore Second Class) Walter Richard Shewring, Royal Indian Navy Liaison Officer in London.

M.I.D. London Gazette 29 February 1944:
‘For good services in action in the Far East.’

Walter Richard Shewring was born in Bath, Somerset, in 1901, and served as a Midshipman in the Royal Naval Reserve during the final months of the Great War. Transferring to the Royal Indian Navy, he served during the Second World War with the rank of Acting Captain, and subsequently served as the Royal Indian Navy’s Liaison Officer in London in the lead-up to Indian Independence.