Auction: 9033 - Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria
Lot: 231

Miniature Awards: Family Group: The K.C.B. (Mil.), C.B. (Civil) Group of Eight Attributed to Lieutenant-General Sir W.K. Elles, Commander of the Forces in Bengal, Late 38th Foot The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Military Division, Knight Commander´s (K.C.B.) badge, gold and enamel; The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Civil Division, Companion´s (C.B.) badge, gold, with gold riband buckle; Jubilee 1887; Crimea 1854-56, one clasp, Sebastopol; Indian Mutiny 1857-58, one clasp, Lucknow; India General Service 1854-95, three clasps, Northwest Frontier, Burma 1885-7, Hazara 1891; France, Second Empire, Legion of Honour, Chevalier´s badge, silver and enamel; Turkish Crimea, Sardinian die, enamel damage to penultimate award, contact marks, good very fine The O.B.E. Group of Four Attributed to Colonel A.W. Elles, King´s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 1st type, Military Division, Officer´s (O.B.E.) badge; India General Service 1854-95, two clasps, Burma 1885-7, Burma 1887-9; Queen´s South Africa 1899-1902, two clasps, Cape Colony, Transvaal; King´s South Africa 1901-02, two clasps, contact marks, good very fine, both groups housed in a glazed display case, together with a group photograph including Sir W.K. Elles, and various newspaper cuttings relating to his death and funeral (12) Estimate £ 400-450 K.C.B. (Mil.) London Gazette 24.11.1891 Major-General William Kidston Elles, C.B., Commanding a First Class District, Bengal ´In recognition of services during operations in Burmah, and during the late Hazara and Miranzai Expeditions´ C.B. (Mil.) London Gazette 25.11.1887 Colonel (having local and temporary rank of Major-General) William Kidston Elles, C.B. (Civil Division), A.D.C., Adjutant-General in India. C.B. (Civil) London Gazette 5.8.1879 Lieutenant-Colonel William Kidston Elles, Assistant Adjutant-General at Head Quarters. Lieutenant-General Sir William Kidston Elles, K.C.B. (Mil.), C.B. (Civil), born Bournemouth, Hampshire, May 1837, the son of Mr. M.J. Elles; Commissioned Ensign, 38th (Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot, June 1854; Lieutenant, February 1855; served with the Regiment in the Crimea, including the siege and fall of Sebastopol, and the attack and occupation of the Cemetery, 18.6.1855 (Mentioned in Despatches and appointed a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour); served during the Indian Mutiny from November 1857, including the Battle of Cawnpore and defeat of the Gwalior Contingent, 6.12.1857, the capture of Meeangunge, the siege and capture of Lucknow, and the affairs of Barree and Nuggur; Captain, June 1858; served in the Hazara campaign of 1868 and accompanied the expedition to the Black Mountain under Major General Wilde as Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (Mentioned in Despatches); Major, May 1870; Deputy Assistant Quarter Master General, Intelligence Branch, 1877; Lieutenant-Colonel, September 1877; Assistant Adjutant General, Horse Guards, 1881-85 (C.B. (Civil)); Colonel, June 1881; A.D.C. to H.M. the Queen, 1885-89; Brigade Commander, Madras Army, 1885; served with the Burmese Expedition, 1886-87 (Mentioned in Despatches, C.B. (Mil.)); Adjutant-General in India, 1889; Major-General, April 1890; served with the Hazara Expedition in command of the Force, 1891 (received the thanks of the Government of India and of the Commander in Chief in India, K.C.B.); Lieutenant-General, Commanding the Forces in Bengal, April 1895. General Elles died of cholera at Naini Tal, August 1896. O.B.E. London Gazette 7.6.1918 Colonel Arthur Warre Elles ´Services in connection with recruiting´. Colonel Arthur Warre Elles, O.B.E., the son of Lieutenant-General Sir W.K. Elles, Commissioned Lieutenant, King´s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, March 1883; served in the Burmese expedition, 1886-87; Captain and A.D.C. to his father, April 1893; Major, June 1900; served during the Boer War as Special Service Officer, present at operations in Transvaal and the Cape Colony; Lieutenant-Colonel, July 1906; Colonel, July 1909. Provenance: Dix Noonan Webb, 9.12.1999

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