The Langham Collection of Medals to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps

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Date of Auction: 17th September 1999

Sold for £210

Estimate: £140 - £180

Pair: Colonel Sir Dudley Duckworth-King, Baronet, Colonel commanding 1st Volunteer Battalion Devonshire Regiment, late Commissariat and Transport Staff

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, 1 clasp, Suakin 1885 (Capt. & D.A.C.G., D. G. A. King, C. & T. Staff); Khedive’s Star 1884-6, edge bruise and pitting from star, otherwise very fine (2) £140-180


Dudley Gordon Alan Duckworth-King was born in London on 28 November 1851, son of Admiral Sir George Duckworth-King, K.C.B., 4th Baronet. He was educated at Sandhurst and entered the army as an Ensign in the 69th Regiment on 27 July 1870, becoming Lieutenant in October 1871 and Captain in April 1878. He was seconded to the Commissariat and Transport Staff in Egypt and served with the expedition to Suakin in 1885, as Captain and Acting Deputy Commissary General (Medal with clasp; bronze star). He succeeded his father in 1891, becoming the 5th Baronet, and was later appointed Honorary Colonel of the 1st Volunteer Battalion Devonshire Regiment. He was also J.P. and D.L. for Devon, and in 1907 was appointed Sherrif of the county. He died on 14 February 1909. Sold with further research including a copy of a group photograph taken in 1895.