Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria

To be Sold on: 13th January 2021

Estimate: £400 - £500

Sold for: £480

A Second War M.B.E. group of nine awarded to Captain W. St. A. Hendricks, Indian Medical Department, late Royal Indian Marine

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Civil) Member’s 2nd type breast badge, silver; 1914-15 Star (Asst. Sgn. W. St. A. Hendricks. R.I.M.); British War and Victory Medals (Asst. Sgn. W. St. Hendricks I.M.D.); War Medal 1939-45; India Service Medal; Jubilee 1935, unnamed as issued; Coronation 1937, unnamed as issued; Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 3rd issue, India (1 Cl. Asstt. Surgn. W. St. A. Hendricks. I.M.D.) nearly extremely fine (9) £400-£500

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A Second War M.B.E. group of nine awarded to Captain W. St. A. Hendricks, Indian Medical Department, late Royal Indian Marine

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Civil) Member’s 2nd type breast badge, silver; 1914-15 Star (Asst. Sgn. W. St. A. Hendricks. R.I.M.); British War and Victory Medals (Asst. Sgn. W. St. Hendricks I.M.D.); War Medal 1939-45; India Service Medal; Jubilee 1935, unnamed as issued; Coronation 1937, unnamed as issued; Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 3rd issue, India (1 Cl. Asstt. Surgn. W. St. A. Hendricks. I.M.D.) nearly extremely fine (9) £400-£500
M.B.E. London Gazette 1 January 1941.

William St. Alban Hendricks was born on 29 October 1887 and commenced service with the Indian Subordinate Medical Department as an Assistant-Surgeon 4th Class (ranking as sub-Conductor) on 1 September 1909. He served during the Great War with the Royal Indian Marine, and was promoted Assistant-Surgeon 3rd Class on 1 September 1914.; the Indian Army List on 1921 records him as having served in H.M.S. Dalhousie.

Between the Wars Hendricks worked as a Civil Surgeon at Gangtok, Sikkim, and was created a Member of the Order of the British Empire for such service in the 1941 New Year’s Honours’ List. Following the outbreak of the Second World War he was commissioned into the Indian Medical Departments as Assistant-Surgeon 1st Class on 30 January 1941, and was advanced Captain on 28 July 1942.