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Order of the Bath/DSO/St. Olav Mini-bar


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Latest arrival....no info other than that the seller believed it belonged to a retired British Colonel who retired in Belgium. Is there any way to possibly trace based on the combination of orders including the Olav?

Many thanks

Tony

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Hello Tony......

I would rather think that this is Navy rather than Army especially since it has an Atlantic Star.....

Mike

Thanks Mike, I didn't even pick up on that in my excitement; I appreciate that

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Is Sir Lionel Victor Wells a possibility? Or Sir William Jock Whitworth...served European War: 1914 HMS Cockatrice (destroyer) (despatches, DSO)

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Is Sir Lionel Victor Wells a possibility? Or Sir William Jock Whitworth...served European War: 1914 HMS Cockatrice (destroyer) (despatches, DSO)

Close but again no WW1 mid that i can see!(will check more later when iv full internet access!) think that will clintch getting a name!

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  • 1 month later...

Still no luck, I have not been able to check all the boxes, generally all fit but will be missing an MID or the Olaf does not align with the award date....UUUGGH!

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I'm going to hang my hat on this one. From Bart on BMF- Admiral Sir William Jock Whitworth (1884-1973):


KCB - Birthday Honours, 1941
DSO - 1918
MiD - Great War
MiD - Birthday Honours, 1940
Grand Cross, Order of St. Olav - London Gazette 13-1-1948

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Amazing that they go so young...I have a uniform to a RAF WWI and WW II vet who was an observer...joined RN at 12 and transitioned to to RAF when it came into being.

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  • 6 years later...

I recently received a replacement case from Empire Medals, just to house this guy. For the minimal cost of the case I think it displays well housed here. I just like how the mini sets offset well when cased. 
 

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