The Boer War C.B., Great War C.M.G. group of Colonel W.Apsley-Smith, Royal Artillery,
Lot 22
The Boer War C.B., Great War C.M.G. group of Colonel W.Apsley-Smith, Royal Artillery,
Sold for £3,760 (US$ 6,437) inc. premium
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The Boer War C.B., Great War C.M.G. group of Colonel W.Apsley-Smith, Royal Artillery,
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B., Military division breast badge in gold and enamel, converted to wear as a neck badge; The Most Distinuished Order of St.Michael and St.George, C.M.G., neck badge in silver-gilt and enamel; Afghanistan 1878-80, no bar (Lieut Wm. Apsley Smith. R.A.); Egypt 1882-89, dated reverse, no bar (Lieut: W.A.Smith. A/1. Bde. R.A.); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, four bars, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, engraved (Lt.Coll W.Apsley-Smith, C.B, R.F:A.); Khedive's Star, dated 1882; Japan, Russo Japanese War Medal 1904-1905; Japan, Order of the Rising Sun, third class neck badge in silver and enamel. With minor unrelated medals etc Some light polishing throughout, otherwise some enamel damage to the first two, otherwise very fine. (Lot)

Footnotes

  • C.B. London Gazette 1900.
    C.M.G. London Gazette 3.6.1918.
    M.I.D. London Gazette 2.11.1882; 8.2.1901; 22.2.1901; 6.7.1918.

    Colonel William Apsley-Smith was born on 11.3.1856, he was the son of the late John Smith of Britwell House, Oxfordshire and Mary, second daughter of the late General John Adye, he was educated at Eton and R.M.A. Woolwich. Lieutenant 19.8.1875. Served in Afghanistan in 1880. He then served in Egypt and was present in the engagements at Tel-el-Mahuta and Mahsama and in the two actions at Kassasin. Entitled to Turkish Order of Medjidie, 5th Class. Captain 13.3.1884. He passed the Staff College in 1886 with Honours. He served as Staff Captain S.E.District 1886-88; Brigade Major at Aldershot 1888-1891. Major 13.5.1892. Assistant Military Secretary to G.O.C. Canada 1894-96. Lieutenant Colonel 15.11.1900. He served in the Boer War from 1899-1900 and was present at the battle of Colenso in command of an Ammunition Column, and in command of a Brigade Division Royal Field Artillery in the engagements at Spion Kop and Vaal Krantz and at the Relief of Ladysmith. Commanded the 10th Brigade Division RFA. During the Russo-Japanese War he was attached to the Japanese Army in Manchuria, earning the War Medal and Order of the Rising Sun, 3rd Class. Ordnance Committee 1906-1908; Brigadier General Commanding R.A. 3rd Division 1908-09. Acting Quartermaster General 1914-18. He lived at Ashdown House, Danehill, Sussex. He died on 1st May 1927.
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