The Allan and Janet Woodliffe Collection of Medals relating to the Reconquest and Pacification of The Sudan 1896-1956

Date of Auction: 18th May 2011

Sold for £4,100

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

The rare C.B. group of four awarded to Colonel Charles Gilbert Colvin Money, who was awarded the C.B. for his command of the Northumberland Fusiliers at the battle of Omdurman, and who later took command of the 9th Brigade in Boer War at the battles of Belmont and Graspan

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Military) Companion’s breast badge converted for neck wear, silver-gilt and enamels, in its Garrard & Co case of issue; Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (Lt. Col: C. G. C. Money, 1/Northd. Fus.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Belmont, Modder River, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 (Colonel C. G. C. Money, C.B., North’d: Fus:); Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Khartoum (Lt. Col C. G. C. Money, 5th Fusrs.) mounted ‘cavalry’ style as worn, minor chipping to the first, otherwise nearly extremely fine (4) £2000-2500


C.B. London Gazette 15 November 1898: Battle of Omdurman.

M.I.D. London Gazette 30 September 1898 (Omdurman); and 6 April 1901 (South Africa).

Charles Gilbert Colvin Money was born at Aligurk, India, on 7 September 1852, son of Gilbert P. Money, Bengal Civil Service. He was educated at Harrow and R.M.C. Sandhurst and was commissioned as Sub Lieutenant in the 14th Foot on 29 May 1872. He transferred to the 5th Fusiliers as Sub Lieutenant in November of that same year, becoming Captain in September 1882, and Major in December 1891. He was Adjutant, Tower Hamlets Rifle Volunteers, and became Lieutenant-Colonel in November 1897.

Money commanded the 5th Fusiliers at the battle of Omdurman and was awarded the C.B. for his services. He served afterwards in Crete 1898-99, including the occupation of Kandia. He commanded the regiment in South Africa, taking part in the advance in relief of Kimberley, and was in command of the 9th Brigade at the actions of Belmont, Enslin (Graspan), Modder River and Magersfontein.

Money served with the Territorial Army 1902-07, commanding 24th [Brecon] Regimental District, and as Colonel in charge of South Midlands District Infantry Records at Warwick. He was also Editor of the St. George's Gazette, regimental journal of the Northumberland Fusiliers. He retired in April 1907 and from 1908 to 1922 was Secretary to the Brecknock Territorial Force Association. Colonel Money died at Cheltenham on 20 February 1928.

With a folder containing copied research.