The Late Bruce C Cazel Collection of British Campaign Awards

Date of Auction: 16th November 2009

Sold for £310

Estimate: £160 - £200

Four: Warrant Officer Class 2 G. Duff, Army Ordnance Corps, who served in the suppression of the 1915 Singapore Mutiny

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Cape Colony (3928 Pte., A.O.C.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (3928 Corpl., A.O.C.); British War Medal 1914-20 (S-3928 W.O. Cl. 2, A.O.C.); Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (3928 S.Q.M. Sjt., A.O.C.) very fine and better (4)


George Duff was born in Camberwell, London. An Engineer by occupation, he attested for the East Kent Regiment at London on 6 April 1898, aged 21 years. He was transferred to the Army Ordnance Corps on 4 August 1899. With them he served in South Africa, January 1900-June 1902 and Gibraltar, September 1904-October 1909. He was promoted to Staff Sergeant in March 1912 and Warrant Officer Class 2 (Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant) in October 1914. Duff served in Singapore, October 1912-July 1917, during which time he served against the mutineers, February-March 1915 - this being noted on his service papers. Duff was promoted to Acting Warrant Officer Class 1 (Sub Conductor) in July 1918 and Warrant Officer Class 1 (Sub Conductor) in April 1919. By the Army Order No. 333 of October 1916 he was awarded the Army L.S. & G.C. He was mentioned in W.O. List of 25 March 1919 for “valuable service rendered in connection with the War’.

With copied service papers and roll extracts and other research.