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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £320

Estimate: £240 - £280

A Great War O.B.E. group of four awarded to Captain A. C. Rouse, Army Service Corps

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 1st type breast badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1918, gilding almost entirely all rubbed; 1914-15 Star (Capt. A. C. Rouse. A.S.C.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaves (Capt. A. C. Rouse.) very fine (4) £240-£280

Footnote

O.B.E. London Gazette 1 January 1919.

Alfred Corrie Rouse was born on 28 October 1886 and was educated at Christ’s Hospital and King’s College, London. Prior to the Great War he was employed as a rancher in the Argentine, and was a Member of the Argentine Legion of Frontiersmen. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Army Service Corps on 26 November 1914, and was promoted Lieutenant on 1 February 1915, and Captain on 22 March 1915. He served with the 19th Divisional Train during the Great War on the Western Front from 18 July 1915, as Officer Commanding No. 1 Company, and for his services during the Great War he was twice Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazettes 24 December 1917 and 30 December 1918) and appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. He relinquished his commission on 9 July 1919, retaining the rank of Captain. Post-War he was employed by the American Section of the Federation of British Industries, and died at Port Mellon, Mevagissey, Cornwall, on 7 April 1943.

Sold together with the recipient’s two original Mentioned in Despatches Certificates; and copied research.