Medals from the Collection of Brigadier Brian Parritt, C.B.E.

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Date of Auction: 19th March 2008

Sold for £140

Estimate: £100 - £140

1914-15 Star (3) (Lieut. L. M. Clark, A.S.C.; Lieut. C. H. Douglas, Bedf. R.; Lieut. H. St. J. Williams, High. L.I.) good very fine (3) £100-140


Lionel Melville Clark was born on 29 April 1878, the son of William Trested Clark of Rivermead, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. He was educated at Highgate School, 1893-97 and became a Solicitor. During the Great War he served in the Army Service Corps and saw service in Gallipoli, Egypt and Palestine. He attained the rank of Major and was, on demobilisation in June 1919, Deputy Assistant Director of Supplies. For his wartime service he was twice mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 6 July 1917 & 22 January 1919) and awarded the O.B.E. Sold with some copied research.