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The unique ‘Perak’ Victoria Cross and ‘Hazara’ C.B. group of four awarded to Major-General G. N. Channer, Indian Army, who was awarded his V.C. for an action on 20 December 1875 whilst serving with the 1st Goorkha Light Infantry - Sent forward on an intelligence gathering operation in command of a small detachment of Gurkhas to reconnoitre a ‘formidable’ enemy stockade, he made an attack on his own initiative, jumping into the stockad...
Sold for £200,000
A fine Great War ‘Palestine 1917’ D.S.O. group of nine awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel G. K. Channer, 3rd Gurkha Rifles, wounded in the Waziristan operations of 1901-02, and no less that 5 times during the Great War; he raised the 3rd Battalion 3rd Gurkhas in Egypt in 1917
Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., silver-gilt and enamels; India General Service 1895-1902, 4 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Samana 1897, Tirah 1897-98, Waziristan 19...
Sold for £3,600
Pair: Troop Sergeant-Major William Channer, 23rd Light Dragoons
Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Talavera (W. Channer, 23rd Reg. Lt. Dragoons) unofficial re-impressed naming; Waterloo 1815 (Tr. [Serj.] Maj. W. Channer, 23rd Reg. Light Dragoons) fitted with contemporary replacement silver clip, ring and bar suspension, part of rank erased on the second, edge bruising and contact marks, otherwise fine or better (2) £1600-1800
Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Martinique (Major George Channer, St. Elizabeth’s Militia) renamed in unofficial impressed capitals; together with B.R.C.S. War Service Medal (Sister G. S. H. Channer. Commons Hospital) privately impressed naming, nearly very fine (2) £500-600
Sold for £400
The important and deeply poignant Second World War posthumous G.C. awarded to John Alexander Fraser, Civilian Defence Secretary and Assistant Attorney-General, Hong Kong, who organised escape plans and a clandestine wireless service at Stanley Civilian Internment Camp: as a consequence he was brutally beaten and tortured by the Japanese over a prolonged period
Displaying high courage of a different nature to the gallant deeds that had won him...
Sold for £190,000
The unique G.C. (converted E.G.M.), K.P.M. and Bar, Indian Police D.C.M. group of ten awarded to Acting Assistant Commissioner G. J. Adamson, Indian Police, who, having won the K.P.M. for gallantry in 1926 and a Bar in 1931, was awarded the E.G.M. for his courage on the River Hooghly in May 1936 when, as an officer in Calcutta’s River Traffic Police, he piloted, beached, re-floated and sank a barge full of defective dynamite: throughout the 18...
Sold for £18,000
An interesting inter-war C.B.E., Great War Italy operations M.C. group of eight awarded to Colonel E. H. M. Clifford, Royal Engineers, who was Senior Commissioner on the British Somaliland-Ethiopia Boundary Commission 1931-36 and directly involved in the Walwal crisis that ‘set the chancelleries of Europe alight’: subsequently appointed Chief Engineer China, he was taken P.O.W. at Hong Kong in 1941 and weighed just nine stone on being liberat...
A Scarce C.B.E. group of six awarded to Edward George Gardner Marsh, Deputy Secretary of the Rhodesian Federal Ministry of Home Affairs during the Unilateral Declaration of Independence, formerly a Lieutenant with the Southern Rhodesian Forces during the Second World War
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, C.B.E. (Civil) Commander’s 2nd type neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels, in its Collingwood case of issue; Rhodesian Independ...
Sold for £650
The important O.B.E. group of six to the famous Rhodesian Pioneer, Major Percy Sidney Inskipp, acting Secretary to Dr. L. S. Jameson, later General Manager of the B. S. A. Company in Rhodesia and a Member of the Legislative Assembly
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 1st type breast badge, hallmarked London 1918; British South Africa Company Medal 1890-97, reverse undated, 2 clasps, Mashonaland 1890,...
Sold for £4,600
An outstanding Second World War ‘Hong Kong’ O.B.E., Great War M.C. group of eleven awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel R. D. Walker, Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps, late Royal Engineers, who was wounded in the bitter fighting at the Wong Nai Chung Gap in December 1941: taken prisoner by the Japanese, his fighting spirit and good humour appear to have shone bright during nearly four years of hardship and suffering
The Most Excellent Order of t...
Sold for £2,400
A ‘Civil’ O.B.E. group of seven awarded to Commander P. A. Morgan, Royal Naval Reserve
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Civil), 2nd type breast badge, silver-gilt; 1914-15 Star (Mid. P. A. Morgan, R.N.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (Lieut. P. A. Morgan, R.N.R.); Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Royal Naval Reserve Decoration, G.V.R., silver, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1922, generally good ve...
Sold for £420
The important Knight Bachelor’s, Second World War O.B.E. group of five awarded to Sir John Masterman, who served as Chairman of M.I. 5’s ‘XX Committee’ during the 1939-45 War, namely the group of officials charged with running the ‘Double Cross System’ which turned enemy spies into double agents: as a consequence he was closely associated with some of the most important deception plans of the war, including Operation “Mincemeat” -...
Sold for £10,000
The rare ‘R. 101 disaster’ M.B.E. awarded to George Darling, a civilian who made a gallant effort to rescue men from the burning wreckage of the airship in October 1930: credited with being the first man on the scene, he was much sought after by the media at large, one resultant - and remarkable - interview today being viewable on youtube.com
Some years later, he displayed courage of a very different kind - as a Captain in S.O.E’s famous...
Sold for £600
A rare Second World War M.B.E. group of five awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel G. F. Harrison, Royal Army Medical Corps, who was decorated for his services as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese in Hong Kong: his pre-war India General Service Medal for Burma 1930-32 and Mohmand 1933 is unique to the R.A.M.C. and one of only six such awards issued to the British Army
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member’s 2nd typ...
Sold for £1,600
A Second War M.B.E. group of seven awarded to Warrant Officer Class 2 W. Cartwright, Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member’s 2nd type breast badge, silver; 1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence Medal, Canadian issue in silver; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, with overseas clasp; War Medal 1939-45, Canadian issue in silver; Canadian Forces Dec...
A Second World War Burma operations M.B.E. group of six awarded to Hon. Lieutenant-Colonel M. G. Durant, Royal Engineers, onetime attached 3rd Gurkha Rifles and Royal Indian Engineers, who was thrice mentioned in despatches: for operations with 3rd Gurkha Rifles in Iraq, Syria and Persia in 1942, likewise the Royal Indian Engineers in Burma in 1945 and finally as a Major in the Royal Engineers in Malaya in 1953-54
The Most Excellent Order of t...
A post-war M.B.E. group of four awarded to Experimental Sergeant-Major P. E. Crack, Royal Artillery
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member’s 2nd type breast badge; Defence and War Medals; Regular Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 1st issue (1061819 W.O.Cl.I. P. E. Crack. R.A.) mounted as worn, good very fine (4) £200-250
Sold for £190
An unattributed Great War period O. St. J. pair
The Most Venerable Order of St. John, Lady of Grace’s breast badge, silver and enamel, on riband bow; Belgium, Medaille de la Reine Elisabeth, this last in its case of issue with a card from the Compte G. de Hemricourt de Grunne, inscribed to the recipient in ink, ‘With thousands of best congratulations for a most well deserved reward’, good very fine or better (2) £80-100
Sold for £75
A fine Burma campaign Gold D.S.O. group of five awarded to Surgeon Lieutenant-Colonel T. W. Patterson, Medical Staff
Distinguished Service Order, V.R., gold and enamels; Afghanistan 1878-80, no clasp (Sur: Majr. T. W. Patterson. 1/8th R.A.); Egypt & Sudan 1882-89, 1 clasp, Suakin 1885 (Surgn. Maj: T. W. Patterson, Med: Staff.); India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Burma 1885-7 (Surgeon Major T. W. Patterson Medical Staff); Khedive’s Star...
Sold for £5,000
A rare Great War B.E.F. 1914 operations D.S.O. group of seven awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel F. W. Moffitt, Essex Regiment: having gained a brace of “mentions” in the Boer War, he was decorated for his gallantry at Le Gheer in October 1914, when he was severely wounded holding off the Germans with a half company: afterwards he commanded the 1st Battalion in Cork during the Irish Troubles 1919-21
Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., silver-...
Sold for £4,000
A Great War D.S.O. group of seven awarded to Colonel G. J. Houghton, Royal Army Medical Corps, who was decorated for his command of 112 Field Ambulance on the Western Front and afterwards mentioned in despatches for his services in the Iraq operations of 1919-20
Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., silver-gilt and enamel; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902...
An important and outstanding Great War ‘Moeuvres 1917’ D.S.O. and inter-war North-West Frontier operations Bar, Great War ‘Flanders 1915’ M.C. group of twelve awarded to Major-General D. M. Murray-Lyon, G.O.C. 11 Indian Division, late Highland Light Infantry and C.O. of 2/4th Gurkha Rifles
His notable gallantry in the Great War and as a Gurkha C.O. on the North-West Frontier in the 1930s aside, Murray-Lyon found himself - as G.O.C. Ind...
Sold for £8,500
A Great War 1916 ‘First Day of the battle of the Somme’ M.C. group of eight awarded to Major C. G. Rathbone, Royal Engineers, late Royal Fusiliers, for gallantry opposite Maricourt, 1 July 1916
Military Cross, G.V.R., unnamed as issued; 1914-15 Star (Lieut. C. G. Rathbone. R. Fus.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (Major. C. G. Rathbone.); 1939-1945 Star; Italy Star; War Medal 1939-45; Africa Service Medal 1939-45, these fo...
A fine Great War ace’s D.F.C. group of nine awarded to Captain G. L. Graham, Royal Air Force, late 18th Hussars and Royal Flying Corps, who, having flown some 200 hours as an Observer in No. 70 Squadron, claimed 13 victories piloting Sopwith Camels of No. 73 Squadron in 1918: one of South Africa’s highest scoring fighter aces of the Great War, he was also decorated by the French with a Legion of Honour and Croix de Guerre
Sold for £9,000
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