A Second World War M.B.E. group of eight to Honorary Lieutenant Colonel C.B.Drew, Royal Army Medical Corps,
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A Second World War M.B.E. group of eight to Honorary Lieutenant Colonel C.B.Drew, Royal Army Medical Corps,
Sold for £1,380 (US$ 2,263) inc. premium

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A Second World War M.B.E. group of eight to Honorary Lieutenant Colonel C.B.Drew, Royal Army Medical Corps,
A Second World War M.B.E. group of eight to Honorary Lieutenant Colonel C.B.Drew, Royal Army Medical Corps,
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E., Military Division, 2nd type; 1939-1945 Star; Africa Star; Burma Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; Coronation 1953; Ethiopia, Distinguished Military Medal of Haile Selassie I. Mounted as worn. Very fine. (8)

Footnotes

  • M.B.E. London Gazette 30.12.1941.

    Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Clifford Bayard Drew was born in Oxford and was educated at the Dragon School and Repton College, after which he qualified from St.Thomas' Hospital in 1928. In September 1929 he joined the Sudan Medical Service, where he worked mainly in the Blue Nile Province and in Darfur, the most western province of the country. On the outbreak of WW2, he was medical officer in charge of Mission 101 which came under Orde Wingate, and he was with the party which took Haile Selassie back to his throne in Addis Abada. He was appointed M.B.E. and the Emperor presented him with the Military Medal, class 1 and one palm. For a short period he was in charge of the Haile Selassie Hospital and physician to the Emperor, before being posted to Burma. After the war he returned to the Sudan with the rank of honorary Lieutenant Colonel R.A.M.C.. He was made Director, Medical Services, in 1951 and retired in 1953. He died on the 15th September 1970, aged 67.
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