Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (13 October 2021)
Date of Auction: 13th October 2021
Sold for £300
Estimate: £280 - £320
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
FootnoteO.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.