Medals relating to the Malaya and Korea Campaigns from the Philip Burman Collection

Date of Auction: 9th May 2018

Sold for £460

Estimate: £400 - £500

A Chaplain’s O.B.E. group of five awarded to The Reverend H. S. Leonard, Royal Navy, who served as a Roman Catholic Chaplain during the Second War, and during the post war conflicts in Palestine, Malaya and Korea

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 2nd type breast badge, silver-gilt; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Naval General Service 1915-62, 2 clasps, Palestine 1945-48, Malaya (Chapn. H. [sic] Leonard. R.N.); Korea 1950-53, 1st issue (Chaplain. H. S. Leonard R.N.) light contact marks overall, generally nearly very fine (5)


O.B.E. London Gazette 1 January 1962.

Henry Stephen Leonard entered the Royal Navy for war service as a Temporary Roman Catholic Chaplain in 1943. The Reverend Leonard served at H.M.S. Orlando, Grennock, Scotland, from July 1943, and was placed on the permanent list in 1948.