Lot Archive


№ 687


16 October 1996

Hammer Price:

Distinguished Service Medal, G.V.R. (CH.X765 D. Jones, Mne., R.M. Palestine 1936) impressed naming, minor official correction to number, otherwise good very fine and very rare

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, The Douglas-Morris Collection of Naval Medals.

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D.S.M. London Gazette 18 December 1936 “The King has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the Distinguished Service Medal to Marine Dennis Jones, Official No. Chatham X765, in recognition of his gallant and distinguished services in connection with operations in Palestine during the period 15th September to 14th October, 1936.”

Three D.S.M.’s were awarded for Palestine, all in 1936, Dennis Jones being the only Royal Marine recipient. Between the two World Wars a total of only ten D.S.M.’s were awarded.