Dixon's medals

Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George Knights Commander K.C.M.G., neck badge in silver-gilt and enamel and breast star in silver, gold and enamel, In Garrard and Co. case of issue, minor chip to enamel on arm at 12.0 at base. Sir Douglas James Jardine - £4,300.00

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ConditionGood VF/EF
DocumentsYes
BoxedYes
Product ID1008943

Recipient

NameSir Douglas James Jardine

Attached Medals

Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George
TypeKnights Commander K.C.M.G., neck badge in silver-gilt and enamel and breast star in silver, gold and enamel
NotesIn Garrard and Co. case of issue, minor chip to enamel on arm at 12.0 at base
British North Borneo Company's General Service Medal 1937-1941
Notesengraved in the correct style (Douglas James Jardine C.M.G. O.B.E.)
Order of the Star of Ethiopia
Type3rd class
Notesneck badge, suspension at sometime repaired and central motif missing
Miniature Group
NotesMost Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 1st type and an Africa General service Medal, GV. 1 clasp Somaliland 1920

Sir Douglas James Jardine, K.C.M.G., cr. 1938; C.M.G. 1932; O.B.E. 1918; b. 13 October 1888; e. s. of late James Jardine, M.D., Richmond, Surrey.Education; Westminster School; Trinity College; Cambridge, B.A. Classical Honours, 1910; M.A. 1914. Assistant Secretary to the Government of Cyprus 1910-16; Secretary to Administration, Somaliland, 1916-21; accompanied British Mission to Coronation of Empress Zauditu of Abyssinia (3rd Class Star of Ethiopia), 1917; Officer in Charge H.Q. Services, Somaliland Expeditionary Force, 1920 (Africa General Service Medal and Clasp, despatches); Senior Assistant Secretary, Nigerian Secretariat, 1921-1927; Deputy Chief Secretary, Tanganyika, 1927-28; Chief Secretary to Government, Tanganyika, 1928-34; accredited representative of H.M. Government to Permanent Mandates Commission, Geneva, 1929, 1930 and 1931; acting Governor, Tanganyika, in 1929, 1931, 1933 and 1934; Governor and Commander-in-Chief, North Borneo, 1934-37; Sierra Leone,1937-41; Leeward Islands, 1941-44. Publications: The Mad Mullah of Somaliland, 1932; (joint). The Handbook of Cyprus, 1913 and 1919. Address: Quarries, Bashurst Hill, Itchingfield, Sussex.Accompanying the medals are the following items:A. Confirmation of receipt of his application offering his services to the war office. (Undated but I presume 2nd World War).B. June 1910. Colonial Office letter confirming his application for Secretariat in Cyprus.C. August 1910. Letter on behalf of the Earl of Crew, directing him for a medical and if successful to proceed by 1st Class to Marseilles then by steamer to Larnaca.D. Birthday card specially printed as a menu dated Oct 13 1938, Fort Thornton. Wishing a Happy 50th Birthday and signed by numerous friends. (Fort Thornton we believe to be in St. Helena).E. Letter from the Colonial Office to Miss Jardine regarding the loss of Sir Douglas Jardine (Dec 1946) and complimenting him for his services in his various posts.F. A large water colour picture (approx 42cm x 31cm) of Sir Douglas James Jardine in ceremonial uniform, mounted on card and signed by Vandyk.The whereabouts of his A.G.S. 1920 is unknown to me and not with this Lot when purchased.