Lot Archive


№ 215


27 September 1994

Hammer Price:

A rare Great War O.B.E., M.C. group of five awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel C.G. Hornby, East Lancashire Regiment, for services in Togoland 1914 and East Africa 1918

ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, O.B.E. (Military) 1st type; MILITARY CROSS, G.V.R.; 1914-15 STAR (Capt., E. Lan. R.); BRITISH WAR MEDAL (Lt. Col.); VICTORY MEDAL, M.I.D., this unnamed, not erased, together with Bronze Memorial Plaque (Cecil Geoffrey Hornby) very fine (6)

M.C., awarded for operations in Togoland, West Africa, in October 1914 (Ref History of the R.W.A.F.F., Haywood & Clarke).

O.B.E., London Gazette, 28 December, 1918, awarded for operations in East Africa.

M.I.D., London Gazette, 31 May 1916 and 6 August 1918, both for operations in East Africa.

Lieutenant Colonel Hornby died on 30 December 1918, just two days after the award of his O.B.E. He is buried in the Sekondi (Shama Road) European Cemetery, now the Takoradi European Cemetery, Ghana.