Long Service Medals from the Collection formed by John Tamplin

Date of Auction: 26th March 2009

Sold for £380

Estimate: £300 - £350

A military M.B.E. group of five awarded to Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant H. Wheeler, Indian Army, late Worcestershire Regiment

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member’s 1st type breast badge, silver, hallmarks for London 1919; 1914 Star, with clasp (No. 12283 L/Cpl., 3rd Bn. The Worc. Regt.); British War and Victory Medals (12283 A.W.O. Cl. 2, Worc. R.); Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 2nd issue, fixed suspension (R.Q.M.S., I.U.L.) mounted court style for wear, good very fine (5) £300-350

Footnote

M.B.E. London Gazette 3 June 1927. ‘No. 5239343 Warrant Officer Class II, Company Sergeant-Major (Acting Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant) Harold Wheeler, The Worcestershire Regiment, Senior Officers’ School, Belgaum, India

Harold Wheeler entered the France/Flanders theatre of war as a Lance-Corporal in the 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment on 12 August 1914. After the war he served in India. In 1927 he was awarded the M.B.E. when ranked as a Warrant Officer Class 2 and Acting R.Q.M.S., for his services at the Senior Officers’ School at Belgaum. Wheeler was awarded the Army L.S. & G.C. in 1929, this published in the I.A.O. 287 of May 1929. Sold with some copied research.