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Auction: Auction 29.05.2014
was auctioned on: 29 May 2014
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A Boer War and Great War MBE Group of 5 awarded to Captain Herbert James Jordan, …

Estimate: £300 - £400
ca. US$505 - US$673
Price realised:  £280
ca. US$471
Lot number 85, Views: 109

A Boer War and Great War MBE Group of 5 awarded to Captain Herbert James Jordan, Union Defence Forces, late Army Service Corps, comprising: The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Member’s 1st Type MBE (Civil Division) Breast badge in silver, 1st Type, Queen’s South Africa Medal, 1899-1902 , 3rd type reverse, 5 clasps, Defence of Ladysmith, Laing’s Nek, Belfast, Orange Free State, Cape Colony (15514 S - Sejt. H. Jordan, A.S.C.), King’s South Africa Medal, 1901-1902, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (15514 S. Q. M. Sjt. H. J. Jordan. A.S.C.), British War Medal, 1914-1920 (Captain H. J. Jordan, M.B.E., Union D. Forces), Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, EVIIR (15514 S. S. Mjr: H. J. Jordan A.S.C.); the first unnamed as issued, Boer War pair officially impressed, BWM renamed, group mounted on bar and framed for display. Toned, extremely fine. (5) ex DNW auction, 19 September 2003, lot 1253, £180 hammer MBE London Gazette 19.12.1918 - ‘... for valuable services rendered within the Union of South Africa in connection with the campaigns in German South-West Africa and German East Africa.’ Recommendation states: ‘1st Grade Clerk, Department of Defence. Has rendered excellent and constant service in the General Staff Section since the commencement of the War.’ MID London Gazette 22.08.1918 - ‘For consistent good work and devotion to duty from the outbreak of the campaign. The control of all routine work of the General Staff Section had to be handed over by me to someone else during the period in question and this I entrusted to Captain Jordan, the results of which were satisfactory in every way.’ Sold with copy roll mention confirming his Boer War entitlement other than the Cape Colony clasp, and copy MIC.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Title: Auction 29.05.2014
Date of the auction: 29 May 2014
Address: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
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