The Civil C.B. group of six to Major C.J.Ffoulkes, Royal Marines, and later Master of the Royal Armouries,
Lot 23
The Civil C.B. group of six to Major C.J.Ffoulkes, Royal Marines, and later Master of the Royal Armouries,
Sold for £587 (US$ 954) inc. premium

Lot Details
The Civil C.B. group of six to Major C.J.Ffoulkes, Royal Marines, and later Master of the Royal Armouries,
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B., Civil Division neck badge in silver-gilt; The Most Venerable Order of St.John, Officer's breast badge in silver and enamel; British War Medal (Maj.C.J.Ffoulkes); Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937. Very fine. (Lot)

Footnotes

  • C.B. London Gazette 27.2.1934.
    O.B.E. London Gazette 3.6.1925.

    The lot includes Warrant for the O.B.E. and a picture of him by Maurice Codner in court dress wearing medals c.1937.

    Charles John Ffoulkes was born on 26th June 1868, he was the son of Rev. Edmund Salusbury Ffoulkes. He was educated at Radley School, Shrewsbury School and St.John College, Oxford.

    He left Oxford without a degree and went on to study art. His interest turned to the metalwork and the study of metallic artefacts and then on to Arms and Armour. He was invited to give lectures for the Oxford History Board on Armour and Military Subjects, gaining a Bachelor of Letters, 1911. In 1913, he was appointed Curator of the Tower Armouries, 1913-1935, and Master of the Armouries 1935-38. In 1917, he obtained government approval of a plan to collect historical material relating to WW1 and was appointed First Curator and Secretary Imperial War Museum, 1917-1933, and after his retirement he became one of its Trustees, 1934-1946. He remained in his part time post at the Tower until the the age of 70, and continued to publish his writings.

    In his military capacity he was a Lieutenant RNVR 1914-1918; Major Royal Marines 1918-1920 (entitled to BWM only sold with copy of the roll); member of the War Office Committee on Military Museum; Honorary Freeman Armourer's Company; Volunteer Warden ARP 1939; Sergeant of Pioneers, Home Guard, 20th Bn Middlesex Regt, 1940-1945; Awarded Hon. D.Litt. Oxon, 1936.

    He married Dorothy Agnes Garratt in 1942 and he died 22nd April 1947.
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