Medals from the Collection of David Lloyd
Date of Auction: 17th February 2021
Sold for £1,300
Estimate: £800 - £1,000
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Civil) Member’s 2nd type breast badge; Distinguished Service Medal, G.V.R. (D.A.202. G. McDonald. 2nd Hd. R.N.R. H.M. Tr. Hibernia II. Minesweeping. 1916.7); 1914-15 Star (202 D.A. G. McDonald, 2 Hd., R.N.R.); British War and Victory Medals (D.A. 202. G. McDonald. Skr. R.N.R.); Royal Naval Reserve Decoration, G.VI.R., 1st issue, the reverse officially dated ‘1937’; Royal Naval Reserve L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 2nd issue (86 W.S.C. G. McDonald. Skr. R.N.R.) mounted for display, nearly extremely fine (7) £800-£1,000
FootnoteD.S.M. London Gazette 29 June 1917: ‘In recognition of services in Mine-sweeping operations between the 1st July, 1916 and the 31st March, 1917.’
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration London Gazette 6 May 1938: ‘Mr George McDonald, D.S.M., Chief Skipper.’
M.B.E. London Gazette 3 January 1945: ‘Lieutenant George McDonald, D.S.M., R.D., R.N.R. (Retd.), Skipper of a Steam Trawler.’
George McDonald was born at Hull, Yorkshire, on 23 February 1888, and enrolled into the Royal Naval Reserve as a 2nd Hand on 1 April 1912, then resident at Milford Haven, Wales. He was promoted to Skipper on 5 April 1918, received his R.N.R. L.S. & G.C. medal in July 1923, and was promoted to Chief Skipper on 5 April 1928.
Sold with an original investiture photograph of McDonald and his daughter having received his M.B.E., and a similar news cutting.