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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 498

Six: Major Quarter-Master W. A. Okes-Voysey, 1/4th (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) Battalion South Lancashire Regiment

1914-15 Star (2739 Sjt. W. A. O. Voysey, S. Lan. R.); British War and Victory Medals, M.ID. Oak Leaves (2. Lieut. W. A. Oakes-Voysey.); Jubilee 1935; Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st Issue (2739. Sjt: W. A. O. Voysey. 1/4 S. Lan: R. - T.F.); Territorial Decoration, G..V.R., silver and silver-gilt, with integral top riband bar, mounted as worn, light contact marks, very fine or better (6)

William Annesley Okes-Voysey was born in 1881 at Stourscombe, Lawhitton, Cornwall. Serving in France as a Serjeant from 13 February 1915 with the South Lancashire Regiment, he was awarded the M.S.M., likely an award for valuable service with the 1/4th (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) Battalion on the Somme (London Gazette 18 October 1916 refers). The Battalion served with distinction in August 1916 - 2nd Lieutenant G. G. Coutry won the Victoria Cross.

Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 17 August 1917, Okes-Voysey added a mention before War's end (London Gazette 25 May 1918 refers. Promoted Lieutenant Quarter-Master on 30 May 1921, he was retired in the rank of Major Quarter-Master on 21 September 1937 and died at Warrington, Lancashire on Boxing Day 1947; sold with copied MIC and research.

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