A Collection of Medals to The Royal Engineers

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Date of Auction: 4th December 2002

Sold for £430

Estimate: £180 - £220

Four: Lieutenant H. D. Jones, Royal Engineers, late Royal Marines

1914-15 Star (Deal 633-S-Act. Sgt., R.M.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Lieut.); Portuguese Military Order of St. Aviz, 3rd class breast badge, silver-gilt and enamel good very fine or better, the last rare (3) £180-220


Harold Duniam Jones was born in August 1886 and enlisted in the Royal Marines Divisional Engineers in October 1914. Formed into three companies, the men of R.M.D.E. were transferred en bloc to the Royal Engineers after Gallipoli, forming 247, 248 and 249 Field Companies, R.E. Subsequently commissioned, and attached to the British Mission, Portuguese Corps, Jones was mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 7 April 1918) and awarded the Military Order of Aviz (London Gazette 21 August 1919).

Sold with original framed M.I.D. certificate, inscribed to ‘T./Lt. H. D. Jones, Attd. Brit. Mission Portuguese Corps’, and dated 7 April 1918.