The Fine Collection of Dress Miniatures formed by the late Derek Robinson

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Date of Auction: 2nd April 2003

Sold for £250

Estimate: £120 - £160

The mounted group of nine miniature dress medals attributed to Brigadier-General G. Gillson, Royal Artillery, Order of St. Michael & St. George, silver-gilt and enamel, ring suspension; Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., silver-gilt and enamel, complete with top bar; India General Service 1895-1902, 1 clasp, Punjab Frontier 1897-8; 1914 Star, with bar; British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. Oakleaf; Turkey, Order of Medjidie, 4th Class, by Spink, London, silver, gold and enamel, rosette on ribbon; Montenegro, Order of Danilo, 4th Class, silver-gilt and enamel, rosette on ribbon; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Sudan 1899, mounted as worn, good very fine and better (9) £120-160


Godfrey Gillson was born in 1867 and entered the Royal Artillery in 1889. His first active service was in India on the N.W. Frontier 1897-99. He was then employed by the Egyptian Army 1899-1907 and served in the Nile Expedition 1899. Attaining the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1914, he served throughout the Great War and was awarded the D.S.O. in 1915 whilst serving with the Royal Horse Artillery. He served as Brigadier-General in the Royal Artillery from 1915 onwards and in 1917 was given the brevet of Colonel and in 1918 was created a C.M.G. For his war services he also received the Order of Danilo 3rd Class. He died in 1937.