Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (13 October 2021)

Date of Auction: 13th October 2021

Sold for £300

Estimate: £280 - £320

A Second War O.B.E. group of seven awarded to Captain M. D. Gray, Merchant Navy, for services as Master of S.S. Royal Fusilier

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Civil) Officer’s 2nd type breast badge; British War and Mercantile Marine War Medals (Malcolm D. Gray); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Africa Star, 1 clasp, North Africa 1942-43; War Medal 1939-45, the first rather tarnished, otherwise good very fine (7) £280-£320

Footnote

O.B.E. London Gazette 1 January 1941: ‘For services in convoys in most dangerous waters. Captain Malcolm Dunnet Gray, S.S. Royal Fusilier.’

King’s Commendation London Gazette 7 October 1941: ‘For services when the ship was bombed by enemy aircraft and sunk off the East Coast on 3 June 1941.’

Captain Malcolm Dunnet Gray, O.B.E., Merchant Navy, died of natural causes on 24 October 1946.