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Auction: 24001 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 91

A family collection

Three: Sergeant F. A. Cottage, Royal Field Artillery, who later died in an accident on the Mombasa railway in 1948

Imperial Service Order, G.VI.R., in its Elkington&Co box of issue; 1914-15 Star (438. Sjt. F. A. Cottage, R.F.A.); British War Medal 1914-20 (438. Sjt. F. A. Cottage. R.A.), good very fine (3)

Imperial Service Medal, E.II.R. (John Griffiths), in its Royal Mint box of issue, good very fine

Victory Medal 1914-1919 (35612 Wkr. A. Griffiths. Q.M.A.A.C.), good very fine

Frank Arthur Cottage was born at Paddington, London on 18 January 1890, the son of Stephen and Sarah Cottage of Weybridge. He entered the Great War with the Royal Field Artillery on 17 January 1915. Likely making use of his wartime experience Cottage joined the Veterinary Department of the Colonial Service as a Clerk and was awarded the Imperial Service Order there (London Gazette 8 June 1944, refers). He died on a train to Mombasa on 13 July 1948 as a result of shock and haemorrhage; sold together with copied service papers, census data and passenger lists as well as a London Gazette entry.

Annie Griffiths married Frank Arthur Cottage after the Great War and travelled with him to Uganda on 1 June 1930; sold together with a copied medal roll.

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