Orders, Decorations & Medals - Australian Groups


Lot 2136    SESSION 11 (9.30AM THURSDAY 31ST MARCH)    Orders, Decorations & Medals - Australian Groups

Estimate $750
Bid at live.noble.com.au
SOLD $1,100

MBE GROUP OF EIGHT: The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Member (MBE - Military) (type 2); 1914-15 Star; British War Medal 1914-18; Victory Medal 1914-19; 1939-45 Star; Pacific Star; War Medal 1939-45; Australia Service Medal 1939-45. First medal unnamed as issued, M.2711, N.H.Simmonds, E.A.3., R.N. on second medal, M.2711 N.H.Simmonds. E.A.2 R.N. on third and fourth medals, the fifth and sixth medals unnamed as issued, M. (sic) H.Simmonds. R.A.N. on last two medals. All named medals impressed. Display mounted, very fine.

Note: Last two medals with incorrect first initial of M, should be N.

MBE: LG 11/7/1940, p4246 in King's Birthday Honours List, to Lieutenant Norman Henry Simmonds, HMAS Cerberus, RAN. The MBE presented to Mrs Simmonds by the Governor-General at Admiralty House, Sydney on 13Jun1942, as her husband was on active service.

Norman Henry Simmonds, born 24May1888 at Devonport, Devon, England; WWI service with Royal Navy; Enlisted 01Jul1921 in RAN; Appointments: Warrant Electrician 01Jul1921; Commissioned Electrician 01Jul1931; Electrical Lieutenant 01Oct1939; Electrical Lieutenant Commander 01Oct1947; Various postings including Platypus, Cerberus, Vernon, Victory, Australia, with WWII service with Penguin, Warspite, and Leeuwin; Certificate of Disch.21Feb1946; Trf to Retired List 24May1948.

With one page confirming MBE award.

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