A Great War C.M.G., D.S.O. and bar group of nine to Colonel R.A.de B.Rose, Gold Coast Regiment, late Worcestershire Regiment,
Lot 44
A Great War C.M.G., D.S.O. and bar group of nine to Colonel R.A.de B.Rose, Gold Coast Regiment, late Worcestershire Regiment,
Sold for £6,240 (US$ 10,196) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Great War C.M.G., D.S.O. and bar group of nine to Colonel R.A.de B.Rose, Gold Coast Regiment, late Worcestershire Regiment,
The Most Distinguished Order of St.Michael and St.George, C.M.G., Companion's neck badge in silver-gilt and enamel; D.S.O. G.V.R. with second award bar; Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, three bars, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Lieut:R.A.de B. Rose, Worc: Rgt:); King's South Africa, two bars, S.A.01, S.A.02 (Lt. R.A.de B. Rose. Worc. Rgt.) 1914-15 Star (Lt.Col.R.A.De.B.Rose. Worc.R.); British War and Victory Medal with MID Oakleaf (Col R.A.De B.Rose.); France, Legion of Honour, Officer's breast badge in silver-gilt and enamel; Portugal, Order of Aviz, Knight Commander's set of insignia, comprising neck badge and breast star in silver, silver-gilt and enamel. The medals court mounted as worn with corresponding, minor badges and insignia, riband bar, and a silver bowl presented by him to the Officers of the 3rd Battn Worcestershire Regiment, and a copy of the Gold Coast Regiment in the East African Campaign by Sir H.Clifford, which has a personal dedication to him, copy photograph of him in later life. Very fine or better. (Lot)

Footnotes

  • C.M.G. London Gazette 7.2.1919.

    D.S.O. London Gazette 14.1.1916

    Bar to the D.S.O. London Gazette 27.7.1918.

    For distinguished service in connection with military operations in East Africa.

    M.I.D. London Gazette 31.5.1916; 16.12.1918; 31.1.1919; 20.10.1920.

    France, Legion of Honour. London Gazette 22.8.1917.

    Portugal, Order of Aviz. London Gazette 19.8.1921.

    Colonel Richard Aubrey De Burgh Rose was born on the 9th May 1877, he was the son of Surgeon General H.J.Rose and was educated at Dover College. He joined the Worcestershire Regiment from the 3rd East Surrey Regiment in April 1900 and served in South Africa from 1900-02 with the 2nd Batallion, he served in Operations in the Transvaal from October to the 29th November 1900, then as Railway Staff Officer from the 22nd December 1901 to 4th January 1902. He was seconded for service with the Gold Coast Regiment of the West African Field Force in 1906. He became second in Command in 1911 and then Commanded the Regiment from 1914-22. Served in Cameroon and Nigeria from the 14th September 1914 to the 18th February 1916. He then served in British, German and Portuguese East Africa, Nyasaland and Northen Rhodesia from 28th July 1916 to 29th June 1918.His service in WW1 saw him in the Cameroons and East Africa, he was mentioned in General Dobell's Despatch on its successful conclusion. He was retired pay in 1922. He lived at 82 Redcliffe Gardens, London.

    See lot 49 for the medals to his son.
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