Lot Archive


№ 268


5 November 1991

Hammer Price:

Four: Captain R. L. Buxby, M.B.E., M.C., Lancashire Fusiliers

ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, M.B.E. (civil), 2nd type; MILITARY CROSS, G.V.R., reverse named; BRITISH WAR and VICTORY MEDALS, M.I.D. (Ca pt.),good vey fine (4)

M.B.E., London Gazette, 9 June, 1938: Robert Lancelot Busby Esq., M.C. For political and public services in Manchester and Salford
M.C., London Gazette, 6 April, 1918: Lieut. (A/Capt.) Robert Lancelot Busby, 8 Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers. 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On his Commanding Officer becoming a casualty, he took charge of the situation, communicated with the forward troops, and sent messages to Brigade Head Quarters under great difficulties. He collected men from various units scattered about in shell-holes, and sent them forward under a responsible leader. The men though tired out, were everywhere inspired by his coolness and tact.'

M.I.D., London Gazette, 23 May, 1918.