An extensive group of medals and memorabilia of Admiral Wilfrid Egerton, Royal Navy
Lot 1195
An extensive group of medals and memorabilia of Admiral Wilfrid Egerton, Royal Navy
Sold for US$ 9,945 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An extensive group of medals and memorabilia of Admiral Wilfrid Egerton, Royal Navy
Comprising: 1) Companion of St. Michael and St. George neck badge (CMG), silver gilt, in titled case; 2)Mounted group of 5 medals, including Queen's South Africa with bars Cape Colony, Driefontein, Paardeberg, Modder River, & Belmont (named as Midshipman, HMS Doris), 1914-15 Star trio (named as Commander), and France, Legion of Honor, knight; 3) Russia, Order of St. Stanislas, 2nd class neck badge, with swords, gold, by Eduard; 4) Japan, Order of the Sacred Treasure, 3rd class neck badge, in lacquer case with silk cord closure; 5) Mounted group of miniatures corresponding to the decorations above, including unofficial campaign bars on the British War Medal for Suez Canal, Tsingtau, North Sea 1918, N.S. 1917, N.S. 1916, N.S. 1915, Jutland, Dardanelles & Gallipoli; 6) 3 complete ribbon bars as above; 7) 3 photographs of Egerton, two posed in uniform, and one a snapshot with his father, Sir Reginald Arthur Egerton CB; 8) A British naval hanger with black leather scabbard, shagreen grips, bullion portepee, gilded bronze fittings; 9) Assorted memorabilia including silver cigarette lighter, Japanese cigarette case, Boer war Christmas tin from 1899 with chocolates still enclosed, Edward VII coronation tobacco tin, 2 British Army cap badges and an assortment of uniform buttons from various services.
Condition: All very fine or better, except (2) Legion of Honor badge chipped at cross points, (3) harshly cleaned, the gold on reverse scratched and makers marks partially obscured, (5) Miniature of St. Stanislas lacking center, and (8) loss of gilding to fittings, blade badly pitted and nicked.
See illustration.

Footnotes

  • Wilfrid Allan Egerton served on the H.M.S. Doris during the Boer War, authored a 36 page treatise on "Contraband of War" in 1909, and during World War I he saw service at the Gallipoli campaign and the battle of Jutland. He was made a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George in 1919, and served in the Admiralty as Director of Plans Division in the 1920's.
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