A fine Collection of Medals to Members of the Royal Household

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Date of Auction: 28th March 2012

Sold for £800

Estimate: £700 - £800

An Order of St. John, R.V.M. group of eight awarded to Ernest Edward Woore, Nightwatchman, late Chief Carpet Planner at Windsor Castle

The Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Officer’s breast badge, silver and enamel; Royal Victorian Medal, E.II.R., 1st issue, silver; Coronation 1911, silver; Jubilee 1935, silver; Coronation 1953, silver; Royal Household Faithful Service Medal, G.V.R., suspension dated, ‘1910-1930, 1 clasp, 1910-1930 (E. Woore); St. John Service Medal, 5 silver clasps (8109 H/Sgt. E. E. Woore, Windsor & Eton Div. No. 2 Dis. S.J.A.B. 1930); Prussia, Order of the Crown, Medal of the Order, gilt, mounted court style for wear, good very fine (8) £700-800


Ernest Edward Woore was awarded the Royal Household Faithful Service Medal in May 1930 as Chief Carpet Planner to Windsor Castle. After a few years working elsewhere he returned to Royal Service and was awarded the ‘Thirty Year’ clasp in October 1944. Awarded the R.V.M. in Silver on 13 June 1959 as Nightwatchman at Windsor Castle. In total he served 42 years as a Carpet Planner and 18 years as a Nightwatchman.