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

Date of Auction: 9th May 2018

Sold for £500

Estimate: £200 - £240

A 1955 ‘Malaya operations’ M.B.E. group of six awarded to Captain L. Sharman, Corps of Royal Military Police

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member’s 2nd type, silver; 1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, M.I.D. Oak Leaf; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Malaya, G.VI.R. (Lt. T. Sharman. Gen List.) light contact marks overall, nearly very fine or better (6) £200-240


M.B.E. London Gazette 25 October 1955:

‘In recognition of distinguished services in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1955.’

M.I.D. unconfirmed.

Thomas Sharman received an Emergency Commission as a Second Lieutenant in the General List, 23 March 1944. He advanced to Lieutenant in September 1952, and Temporary Captain in June 1955.