Australian Groups


Lot 4186    SESSION 13 (2.30pm Thursday)    Australian Groups

Estimate $2,000
SOLD $3,800

TRIO: The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (Officer in Military Division) (1st Type O.B.E.); British War Medal 1914-18; Victory Medal 1914-19. First medal unnamed, Major F.W.Page. A.I.F. on last two medals, with a poorly struck A. in A.I.F. on last medal, obviously rectifying a mistake made during naming. Impressed. Swing mounted. Very fine - extremely fine.

Frederick William Page born Hobart, Tasmania; 12Sep1900 appointed Lt Tasmanian Volunteers; 06Feb1904 Unattached List; 01Jan1906 Derwent Regt; 01Jul1910 appointed to Permanent Military Forces (for duty Administration & Instructional Staff); 01Dec1910 Temp. Captain; 01Nov1911 duty 1MD; 12Jun1912 Captain & DAGMG 4MD; joined A.I.F., Enl.23Oct1917, Emb.30Oct1917 ex Melbourne, Major Page OC Troops "Aeneas" A60; Posted 12 Bn Reinforcements, 23Dec1917 seconded to A.A.O.C.; 13Jul1918 appointed Admin HQ as Assistant Director Ordnance Services & Acting Assistant Quartermaster General (AAQMG) & promoted Temp Lt-Colonel; 20Jul1918 France A.I.F. HQ; 14Mar1919 ADOS Mobilisation; R.T.A.03Jul1920 and approval granted to retain temporary rank while returning to Australia as OC Troops "Orvieto"; 23Sep1920 appointment terminated 2MD; 24Sep1920 duty to Adelaide; 19Nov1920 DAQMG; 01May1921 Base Commandant Sth Aust; 01Jul1922 Unattached List; 01Jul1927 Reserve of Officers; 29Mar1933 Retired List. Temp. Lt-Colonel Page was brought to the attention of the Minister for his meritorious Services rendered during demobilisation abroad. MO 2/7/20. OBE conferred for "valuable services rendered in connexion with the war." Twelfth Supplement No. 31377 to L.G. 03Jun1919, C.G. No. 113 06Oct1919. Together with sterling silver vesta with enamelled Australian flag, engraved on reverse, "To / Captain F.W.Page / from the members / Naval & Military Club S.A. / 26 - June - 1914"; sterling silver presentation plaque (64mm x 34mm), engraved, "Presented To / Lieut. F.W.Page / As A Slight Recognition / of his services to the / Tasmanian Rifle Association"; trio of miniatures, OBE (Military), BWM, Victory Medal (suspender loop detached) with ribbon bar to match; extensive research documents.

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