Lot Archive


№ 489


5 March 1996

Hammer Price:

A Great War C.M.G., M.V.O. group of seven awarded to Colonel A. H. D. Creagh, Commandant, 128th Pioneers, Indian Army
The Order of St. Michael and St. George, C.M.G., neck badge in silver-gilt and enamels, chips to reverse centre; The Royal Victorian Order, M.V.O., 4th class breast badge in silver-gilt and enamels, the reverse numbered ‘903’ and additionally named, some slight chipping to enamels; 1914-15 Star (Lt. Col., M.V.O., 128/Pionrs.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. (Lt. Col.); Delhi Durbar 1911, silver, the edge inscribed (Lt. Col., 128th Pioneers); Serbia, Order of the White Eagle, 4th class breast badge with swords, silver-gilt and enamels, the last six mounted as worn, generally good very fine (7)

C.M.G. London Gazette 3 June, 1916.
M.V.O., 4th Class
London Gazette 12 December, 1911.
London Gazette 21 June and 19 October, 1916.
Arthur Henry Dopping Creagh was born on 29 April, 1866, son of Major-General William Creagh, Indian Army, and grandson of Major-General Sir Michael Creagh, K.H., 86th and 11th Foot. He was educated at Newton Abbot College and R.M.C. Sandhurst, and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Worcestershire Regiment in 1887. He joined the Indian Army the following year and was attached to the 21st Bombay Infantry 1890-1907. He joined the 107th Pioneers as 2nd in command in 1907, and the 128th Pioneers, in the same capacity, in 1909, and was Commandant of the regiment from 1911 to 1920. He served in the operations in Mekran, 1898; during the Great War in Egypt and the Canal Zone 1914-15, and in Mesopotamia 1915-16 (wounded three times, mentioned in despatches twice, C.M.G., Serbian White Eagle with swords). He was promoted Colonel in 1917, retired in 1920, and died on 27 November, 1941. See lot 243 for the companion miniature dress medals.