A Fine Collection of Royal Household Awards

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Date of Auction: 4th December 2001

Sold for £420

Estimate: £140 - £180

Eight: Private W. G. Collie, Scottish Horse and Black Watch, Head Gardner on the Balmoral Estate

1914-15 Star (1045 Pte., 3-Sco. H.); British War and Victory Medals (1045 Pte., 3-Sco. H.); The Royal Victorian Medal, G.VI.R., Silver, 1st issue; Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937; Royal Household Faithful Service Medal, G.V.R., suspension dated ‘1901-1921’, with bar ‘Thirty Years’, the medal a cast copy replacement; Territorial Efficiency Medal, G.V.R. (315738 Pte., 13-Black Watch) contact marks, therefore good fine or better (8) £140-180

Footnote

R.V.M. awarded 11 June 1942: Head Gardener, Abergeldie.

Wolseley G. Collie joined the Scottish Horse on 5 August 1914, his occupation being given as a Garden Labourer, Balmoral. He served in Gallipoli from August to December 1915, and in Egypt from December 1915 to October 1916, when he transferred to the 13th Black Watch. He then served in Salonica.