A Collection of Gallantry Awards to the South Wales Borderers

Date of Auction: 19th July 2017

Sold for £460

Estimate: £400 - £500

A ‘Political Service’ C.M.G. group of four to Captain W. F. Page, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers, who was twice wounded and taken Prisoner of War, subsequently serving as a Political Officer in Tanganyika

The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George, C.M.G., Companion’s neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels, this with some enamel chipping to centres; 1914-15 Star (2-Lieut. W. F Page. S. Wales. Bord.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt. W. F. Page) generally nearly extremely fine (4) £400-500

Footnote

C.M.G. London Gazette 13 June 1946.

William Frank Page, C.M.G. (1894-1980), was educated at Clifton College. Served during the Great War with the 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers in both Gallipoli and France, wounded twice and taken prisoner of war on 11 April 1918 and repatriated 25 December 1918. Post-war, Page settled for a time in Southern Rhodesia before joining the Colonial Administration Service in Tanganyika. He retired in 1947 and returned to England where he lived at Bridgwater, Somerset, later moving to Guernsey where he died in February 1980. Page’s Great War medal index card confirms that his campaign medals were issued to him in July 1938.