Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria

To be Sold on: 13th January 2021

Estimate: £400 - £500

Sold for: £550

A post-War I.S.O., M.B.E. group of six awarded to K. J. Wilson, Esq., Commissioner, National Savings Committee, late Acting Captain, Army Cyclist Corps

The Imperial Service Order, E.II.R., silver, gold and enamel; The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Civil) Member’s 2nd type breast badge, silver; British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (Lieut. K. J. Wilson.); Defence Medal; Civil Defence Long Service Medal, E.II.R., unnamed as issued, good very fine and better (6) £400-£500

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A post-War I.S.O., M.B.E. group of six awarded to K. J. Wilson, Esq., Commissioner, National Savings Committee, late Acting Captain, Army Cyclist Corps

The Imperial Service Order, E.II.R., silver, gold and enamel; The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Civil) Member’s 2nd type breast badge, silver; British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (Lieut. K. J. Wilson.); Defence Medal; Civil Defence Long Service Medal, E.II.R., unnamed as issued, good very fine and better (6) £400-£500
Provenance: John Tamplin Collection, Dix Noonan Webb, December 2008.

I.S.O. London Gazette 1 June 1953: Kenneth John Wilson, Esq., M.B.E., Commissioner, National Savings Committee.’

M.B.E. London Gazette 9 January 1946: Kenneth John Wilson, Esq., Regional Commissioner for National Savings, National Savings Committee.’

Kenneth John Wilson was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the East Anglian Divisional Cyclist Company (Territorial Force), and served with the Army Cyclist Corps during the Great War as a Lieutenant on the Western Front from 30 April 1917,subsequently being advanced Acting Captain. For his services he was Mentioned in General Sir Herbert Plumer’s Despatch of 18 April 1918 (London Gazette 30 May 1918). He resigned his commission on 30 September 1921, retaining the rank of Lieutenant.

Entering (or returning to) a career in the Civil Service, Wilson was employed in the National Savings Movement. He was ranked as an Executive Officer in 1930 and by 1946 was a Commissioner. In about 1956 he was Commissioner of the South East Region of the National Savings Committee. For his services he was awarded the M.B.E. in 1946 and I.S.O. in 1953.

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