A Civil C.B.E. pair to Mr C.C.A.Kirke, Consular Service and Foreign Service,
Lot 115
A Civil C.B.E. pair to Mr C.C.A.Kirke, Consular Service and Foreign Service,
Sold for £9,360 (US$ 15,533) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Civil C.B.E. pair to Mr C.C.A.Kirke, Consular Service and Foreign Service,
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, C.B.E., 1st type Civil Division, in Garrard & Co case of issue; China 1900, one bar, Defence of Legations (C.C.A.Kirke. Consular Service). The last in contemporary fitted case. Good very fine or better. (2)

Footnotes

  • C.B.E. London Gazette 3.7.1926. His Majesty's Consul at Swatow.

    Claud Cecil Augustus Kirbe was born in 1875 and appointed to the China Consular Service in 1898. He was Vice-Consul at Peking 1905-10, followed by two years at Hankow 1911-12. He was then posted to Chefoo as Acting Consul until 1914. After a brief spell at Nanking he became Acting Consul-General at Canton in 1915, Consul at Wuchow a year later, and then at Kiukiang, 1918-19. In 1920 he moved to Hankow as Acting Consul-General for the provinces of Yunnan and Kweichow from 1927 until he retired in 1932. He died on the 20th August 1959.
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