A Collection of Gallantry Awards to the Lincolnshire Regiment

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Date of Auction: 17th July 2019

Sold for £600

Estimate: £300 - £400

A Second World War ‘Burma’ M.B.E. group of seven awarded to Lieutenant Quartermaster P. Tancred, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, who was decorated and Mentioned for his gallant and distinguished services in the Arakan

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member’s 2nd type breast badge, silver; 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, with M.I.D. oak leaf; Coronation 1937; Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 3rd issue, Regular Army (4792790 Sjt. P. Tancred. Linc. R.) mounted court-style as worn, good very fine (7) £300-£400


M.B.E. London Gazette 28 June 1945:
‘In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma.’

The original Recommendation states: ‘Between 16 May and 15 August 1944, in the Arakan, Burma, Lieutenant Tancred has been Quartermaster to the Battalion. Throughout this period he has shown a very high standard in all his work. Throughout the campaign he has always shown a complete disregard of danger, hardship or fatigue. His only thought has been for the welfare of the Battalion, and in this he has been outstandingly successful. Lieutenant Tancred has served for over fourteen years continuously overseas with this Battalion. He was promoted from Regimental Sergeant Major to Quartermaster in March 1945, in the Arakan, during the action at Donbaik. Taking over his new duties at a difficult time, he has served as Quartermaster of the Battalion since that date. During his one and half years as Quartermaster on active service, he has never ceased to show a consistent, outstanding and untiring devotion to duty. He very deservedly has the complete confidence of all ranks of the Battalion.
On many occasions, Lieutenant Tancred has had to carry out his duties under enemy fire, and has always shown a cool and calm disregard of his personal safety, and has never failed to keep the Battalion supplied with all essentials.’

M.I.D. London Gazette 19 October 1944:
‘in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma and on the Eastern Frontier of India.’

Philip Tancred is shown in the Army List as War Substantive Sergeant-Major on 17 April 1942. He received a Regular Army Emergency Commission to become Lieutenant Quartermaster on 27 February 1943, and was promoted Captain on 27 February 1946. He retired in 1948 having reached the age limit.