A Great War M.C. group of five to Major L.J.St.G.Bayly, Royal Air Force,
Lot 34
A Great War M.C. group of five to Major L.J.St.G.Bayly, Royal Air Force,
Sold for £2,702 (US$ 4,337) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Great War M.C. group of five to Major L.J.St.G.Bayly, Royal Air Force,
Military Cross, G.V.R.; 1914 Star with slide on bar (58339 Gnr:L.J.Bayly. R.F.A.); British War and Victory Medal with MID Oakleaf (Major L.J.St.G.Bayly R.A.F.); France, Croix de Guerre with palme, dated on reverse 1914 1918). Court mounted as worn, although somewhat tatty. With corresponding miniatures of the first four. Deeply toned for the silver medals otherwise very fine. (9)

Footnotes

  • M.C. London Gazette 7.2.1918.
    M.I.D. London Gazette 10.4.1917; 2.11.1917; 15.8.1917; 23.12.1918.
    France, Croix de Guerre. London Gazette 26.9.1917.

    Leonard Joseph St.George Bayly was born on 28th February 1884. He went to France on 22.9.1914. He was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1915. Promoted to Lieutenant 20.5.1915. Noted as wounded in November 4th 1915 GHQ report. He was seconded to the Royal Flying Corps on 10.11.1915 as Flying Officer (Observer). He took his Aviation Certificate on 31.5.1916 on a Maurice Farman Biplane at the Military School in Gosport. Promoted to Second Lieutenant on 21.7.1916. Promoted to Temporary Captain 6.2.1917; Promoted to Major 11.4.1918; Promoted to Squadron Leader 02.07.1926. He died in a car accident in Rickmansworth, in October 1927.

    His MIC shows Star issued on 31.1.21 but reissued 14.4.21.

    The lot includes three MID certificates and envelope for one; photograph of him in uniform; marriage certificate; letter commendating his role in reconnaissance from Deraa to Baghdad, dated 7.8.1920; letter regarding flying his wife to Heliopolis dated 26.2.1921; copied photograph of an RAF inspection; further loose photographs and photograph album including shots of his time in the Middle East etc; napkin ring; 2 newspaper articles relating to his death in the car accident; 3 letters recommending that his children be considered for admission to Christ's Hospital under the 'Distinguished Service' clause; various modern copied photographs etc.
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