Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (24 & 25 February 2016)

Dix Noonan Webb
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W1J 8BQ London
United Kingdom
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Date of the auction: 24.02.2016 - 25.02.2016

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Sold by Order of a Direct Descendant ‘Wing Commander Leonard Harrison, G.C., who died on July 17 [1989] at the age of 83, was one of Britain’s outstanding bomb disposal experts, who probably defused more unexploded devices during the Second World War than any other man. Even after retiring from the

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £80,000 - £100,000

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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Colonel Keyes at once answered this appeal. Taking with him an officer and ten of his own men, he proceeded to join them, directing his adjutant, Lieutenant Pitcher, to bring up more men as fast as they could be got together. By dawn he had with him some seventy-five men at the foot of the rocks, on

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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The important and unique K.C.B. group of ten awarded to Colonel Sir Henry Hozier, Assistant Military Secretary to Lord Napier of Magdala, Times War Correspondent, Secretary to Lloyd's of London and the father of Lady Clementine Churchill The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, K.C.B. (Civil) Knight

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £3,500 - £4,000

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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He was as hard as nails. Spartan in his disregard of luxury, danger and death. The flesh-pots could never tempt him any more than wild horses, black fences or German bullets could daunt him. He was a man absolutely without fear and he accepted that state of mind as a matter of course. He was

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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We advanced steadily across the open, fifteen paces between men and about forty yards between companies. We were soon under heavy rifle fire. The row was deafening but in that extended order hardly anyone was hit. I was on the right with P and Left-flank companies. We went on under a heavy fire over

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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A Great War C.B. group of four awarded to Surgeon Captain J. Menary, Royal Navy, who was mentioned in despatches for his services as Fleet Surgeon in H.M.S. Lord Nelson in the Dardanelles The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Military) Companion’s neck badge, silver-gilt; 1914-15 Star (Ft

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £600 - £700

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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Later two further attacks, each by five aircraft, singled out the Ark Royal for particular attention. They came steadily on, seemingly undeterred by gunfire or fighters and flying a steady course. On both occasions Ark Royal was completely hidden by bomb-splashes and on both occasions she was

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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A Great War civil C.B. group of six awarded to Captain F. C. U. Vernon-Wentworth, Royal Navy The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Civil) Companion’s neck badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1919; Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 1 clasp, Alexandria 11th July (F. C. U. V

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £550 - £650

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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A Boer War civil C.B. pair awarded to Hon. Colonel E. H. Bearcroft, who commanded the 6th (Militia) Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment 1901-02 The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Civil) Companion’s breast badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1901, complete with swivel-ring suspension

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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A Second World War civil C.B., Great War M.C. and bar group of six awarded to Captain G. E. Robinson, Royal Artillery, afterwards a Regional Transport Commissioner for London in the Ministry of War Transport The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Civil) Companion’s neck badge, silver-gilt

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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The impressive inter-war C.B., Baltic 1919 operations O.B.E. group of fourteen awarded to Vice-Admiral E. J. Hardman-Jones, Royal Navy The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Civil) Companion’s neck badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1932; The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,400

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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A Victorian C.M.G., royal visit to Ireland M.V.O. group of four awarded to Rear-Admiral J. L. Burr, Royal Navy, who received the former distinction for his command of H.M.S. Intrepid during the revolution at Blewfields, Nicaragua in 1899 The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £1,600 - £1,800

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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A post-war C.I.E., inter-war civil O.B.E. group of ten awarded to Colonel P. H. S. Smith, Indian Medical Service, late Royal Navy The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, C.I.E., Companion’s 3rd type neck badge, gold and enamel; The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Civil

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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A post-war C.B.E. group of six awarded to Lionel Powys-Jones, Chief Native Commissioner of Southern Rhodesia, late Rhodesia Regiment and King’s Royal Rifle Corps, in which latter regiment he was wounded as a young subaltern in the Great War The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, C.B.E

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £600 - £700

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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The unique D.S.O. group of ten awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel H. J. Jones, 14th Sikhs, for gallantry at the Koragh Defile in March 1895, from which disaster only Lieutenant Jones and 14 of his men emerged alive, all the surviving Sikhs being awarded the I.O.M. Distinguished Service Order, V.R

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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An extremely rare Anglo-Boer War D.T.D., Great War German South-West Africa D.S.O. group of seven awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel P. L. de Jager, Piet Retief Commando, one of a handful of South Africans to be awarded the Russian Order of St. Stanislaus Anglo-Boer War Decoration voor Trouwe Dienst

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £5,000 - £6,000

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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A good Great War Western Front D.S.O., Egypt operations O.B.E. group of six awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel S. Gubbins, Royal Fusiliers, late 5th Contingent, Victoria Mounted Rifles, who was decorated for his courageous leadership of the 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers in an attack on the Hohenzollern

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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A rare and impressive Great War German South-West Africa operations D.S.O. group of nine awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel S. Carter, South African Forces, who was wounded on the Shiloh Patrol in Rhodesia in 1896 and afterwards commanded the Umvoti Rifles 1908-24 Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £3,500 - £4,000

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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A Great War D.S.O. group of five awarded to Major Henry Aplin, Royal Munster Fusiliers Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., silver-gilt, gold and enamels, complete with top suspension; 1914-15 Star (Capt. H. Aplin. R. Muns. Fus.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Major H

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £1,400 - £1,600

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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A rare Anglo-Boer War D.T.D., Great War O.B.E. group of five awarded to Hon. Colonel J. Jacobsz, South African Native Labour Corps, late Harrismith Commando Anglo-Boer War Dekoratie voor Trouwe Dienst 1899-1902 (Kapt. en Adj. J. Jacobsz); The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £1,600 - £1,800

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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A fine Great War O.B.E. group of eight awarded to Paymaster Lieutenant H. M. Fitch, Royal Navy, a recipient of the Orders of St. Sava and the White Eagle for his services with the Naval Mission to Serbia, services that included work as an Observer in aerial reconnaissance of the Danube in 1915 The

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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A Great War O.B.E. group of twelve awarded to Captain H. W. B. Livesay, Royal Indian Marine and Royal Australian Navy The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 1st type breast badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1919; Naval General Service 1915-62, 1 clasp

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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A Great War ‘Mine Clearance’ O.B.E. group of four awarded to Commander R. C. Clavell, Royal Navy The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 1st type breast badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1919; 1914-15 Star (Lieut., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £300 - £360

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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An inter-war O.B.E. group of eight awarded to Captain R. H. De’Ath, Royal Navy, a Jutland veteran who was awarded the French Legion of Honour and Russian Order of St. Stanislaus The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 1st type breast badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,400

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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A rare Fleet Air Arm pilot’s O.B.E. pair awarded to Lieutenant-Commander A. H. G. Murray, Royal Navy, who was credited with destroying two Egyptian MiG-15 jets - and damaging two other enemy aircraft - in strikes on Almaza airfield in his Sea Venom during the Suez Crisis of 1956: his Squadron

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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A post-Second World War O.B.E. group of ten awarded to Chaplain H. M. Harris, Royal New Zealand Navy, late Royal Naval Reserve and Royal Australian Navy The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Civil) Officer’s 2nd type breast badge, silver-gilt; 1914-15 Star (Sub. Lieut., R.N.R

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £600 - £700

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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Family group: A civil M.B.E. and Great War M.C. group of four awarded to Lieutenant Roy Adamson Moir, Royal Engineers The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Civil) Officer’s 2nd type breast badge, silver-gilt, in Royal Mint case of issue; Military Cross, G.V.R., unnamed, in case of

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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A Great War M.B.E. group of six awarded to Telegraphist Lieutenant-Commander W. S. Bloodworth, a Jutland veteran who served in Naval Intelligence for much of the 1939-45 War The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member’s 1st type breast badge, silver, hallmarks for London

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £350 - £400

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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A Second World War M.B.E. group of nine awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel Harold “Polly” Parrott, Indian Army, late Somerset Light Infantry The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member’s 2nd type breast badge, silver; British War Medal 1914-20 (8944 Pte., Som. L.I.); India

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016

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A Second World War M.B.E. group of six awarded to Warrant Officer Class 2 N. W. E. Smith, 11th Hussars and Royal Armoured Corps The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member’s 2nd type breast badge, silver; 1939-45 Star; Africa Star, copy clasp, 8th Army; Defence and War

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £260 - £300

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016