Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (3 December 2020)

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £2,200

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

A fine Great War O.B.E. and Victorian campaign group of ten awarded to Hon. Major and Quarter-Master William Bass, 10th London Regiment, late Royal Field Artillery

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 1st type breast badge, hallmarked London 1919; Afghanistan 1878-80, 1 clasp, Ahmed Khel (3771, Sergt. W. Bass, 11/11th Bde. R.A.); Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, 1 clasp, Tel-El-Kebir (17861 By. Qr. Mr. Sergt. W. Bass, 7/1st Bde. R.A.); India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Burma 1885-7 (... By. Qr. Mr. Sergt. W. Bass No. 7 By. 1st B.. N. Dn. R.A.) regimental number and part of unit illegible from contact with Khedive's Star; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Lieut: & Qr: Mr: W. Bass, R.F.A.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (Lt. & Qr. Mr. W. Bass. R.F.A.); 1914-15 Star (Q.M. & Capt. W. Bass. 10/Lond. R.); British War and Victory Medals (Q. M. & Capt. W. Bass.); Khedive’s Star 1882, unnamed, mounted court style, contact marks to the earlier medals, otherwise nearly very fine or better (10) £800-£1,000


Hon Major & Quarter-Master William Bass, Royal Artillery, served ion the Afghan War 1878-80; accompanied the Mahsud Waziri Expedition, 1881; took part in the Egyptian Expedition, 1882; served with the Burmese Expedition, 1885-87; served in the South African War, 1900-02. Took part in the operations in the Orange River Colony, February to May 1900. Served during the operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November, 190o. Again in the Transvaal, 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902. Despatches London Gazette 29 July 1902. Queen’s Medal with 3 clasps and King’s medal with 2 clasps. Served in the War of 1914-19, with the 1/10th London Regiment in France from 6 August 1915 (O.B.E.). Also entitled to Silver War Badge.