A C.M.G. pair to Mr.G.D.Smith, Uganda Protectorate,
Lot 111
A C.M.G. pair to Mr.G.D.Smith, Uganda Protectorate,
Sold for £1,320 (US$ 2,197) inc. premium
Lot Details
A C.M.G. pair to Mr.G.D.Smith, Uganda Protectorate,
The Most Distinguished Order of St.Michael and St.George, C.M.G., neck badge in silver-gilt and enamel; East and Central Africa 1897-99, one bar, Uganda 1897-98 (Mr G.D.Smith.). Extremely fine. (2)

Footnotes

  • C.M.G. London Gazette 30.6.1905.

    George Douglas Smith was born on 8th Feb 1865, son Charles Adamson Smith of St.Kitt's, West Indies and Glasgow. Educated at the Glasgow Academy, he joined the Imperial British East Africa Company in 1890. He was appointed Treasurer of the Uganda Protectorate in 1894, a position he was to hold until 1918. Smith was one of 83 civil officers awarded the East & Central Africa Medal with the clasp 'Uguanda 1897-98'. For his service as Treasurer to the Uguanda Protectorate he was created a Companion of the most Distinguished Order of St.Michael & St.George. Following on from his colonial service, he was appointed Distribution Officer under the Food Commissionier for Scotland during 1918-20. Latterly Smith was President of the Uganda Society for Scotland 1931-36. Retiring to Stirling. He died on 26th January 1949.

    Sold with original letter from Chancery of the Order of St Michael & St George to Smith informing him of his award, dated 30th June 1905, this with envelope addressed to 'George Douglas Smith Esq., c/o The Officer Admnistering the Governament of Uganda.

    Also sold with the original bestowal documents for the Order named to George Douglas Smith Esquire, Treasurer of Our Uganda Protectorate, together with copied research including photocopies of the Uganda 1897-98 medal roll for civilians.
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