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Lot 4228    SESSION 13 (2.30pm Thursday)    Australian Groups

Estimate $600
SOLD $550

GROUP OF SEVEN: broken group, swing mounted, The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (Member in Military Division) (KC) (medal missing, ribbon only); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star (medal missing, ribbon only); Africa Star; Italy Star (medal missing, ribbon only); Defence Medal 1939-45; War Medal 1939-45 with Mention-in-Despatches emblem; Australia Service Medal 1939-45; Colonial Meritorious Service Medal - Commonwealth of Australia (GV Field Marshall's uniform); Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (GVR). A.Macgregor-Smith R.A.N.R. on first five medals, sixth medal has had name erased and seventh medal is unnamed. Naming appears to be privately done by individually punched characters to give appearance of being impressed. Very fine.

Allan McGregor Smith, Midshipman R.A.N.R. 01Jul1923, Sub-Lt 01May1925, Lieut. 01Jun1927, LtCdr 30Jun1937, Retired List 02Nov1939, mobilized in UK rank LtCdr RANR (Rtd) Seniority 30Jun1937, Hobart Port Division, in RAN Navy List July 1938 p.158 RANR Section, in RN List February 1941 p.185. Postings in UK, 15Feb1940 Maidstone, 26Apr1940 Vernon, 20May40 Europa as unit Officer-in-Command, 25Jun40 A/P Base Officer Newhaven, 20Jan1941 Maidstone, Feb1942 Wasp as XO, 20Feb1941 Lynx, 12May1942 Antomia, 19Aug1942 Wayland, 10Nov1942 Pembroke, 09Sep1943 Victory, 01Oct1943 Eland, 03Mar1945 Victory, 15May1945 Naval Party. Disabled repatriated UK to Melbourne, Australia, record shows name as LtCdr A McGregor Smith. Postings in Australia, 21Feb1946 Lonsdale, 08Mar1946 Parramatta, 06Aug1946 Huon. No confirmation could be found for MBE, MID, MSM or RD. Together with a set of nine miniatures, swing mounted, Member of Order of British Empire - Military Division (KC); 1939-45 Star; France & Germany Star on an Atlantic Star ribbon with France & Germany bar; Africa Star with North Africa 1942-43 bar; Defence Medal 1939-45; War Medal 1939-45 with Mention-in-Despatches emblem; Australia Service Medal 1939-45; Colonial Meritorious Service Medal - Commonwealth of Australia (GV in Field Marshall's uniform); Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (GVR), the last two being original silver issues and scarce; ribbon bar in two rows, MBE (Military); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star with rosette emblem; Defence Medal 1939-45; Royal Naval Reserve Decoration; Mention-in-Despatches emblem (full-size) on narrow black backing cloth.

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