**SOLD** WW1 & WW2 BRITISH ARMY & HOME GUARD OFFICER CBE MBE MEDAL GROUP & PAPERS

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Offered is an Order of the British Empire, Commander Grade (Civil Division, C.B.E.), Second World War ‘Home Guard’ (Members) Order of the British Empire M.B.E. (Members) group of six medals to Major E. Cawkell, Essex Home Guard, Late Honourable Artillery Company and Rifle Brigade.

Included in the group are the following:
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 2nd type, Civil Division, Commander’s (C.B.E.) neck Badge, silver-gilt and enamel.
The following medals, period swing mounted, as worn.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 2nd type, Military Division, Member’s (M.B.E.) breast Badge, silver.
1914-15 Star, named to: 2179 E. C. CAWKELL. H.A.C. (INF.)
British War and Victory Medals, named to: 2. LIEUT. E. CAWKELL.
e) Defence Medal (un-named as issued) Related copies of service record sheets, medal entitlement sheets & Gazette entries. A comprehensive set of documents, including the Battalion Diary, from the 7th Bn, The Rifle Brigade, showing the action at Delville Wood, where Cawkell was wounded. C.B.E. London Gazette 13.6.1957 Edmund Cawkell, Esq., M.B.E., J.P. ‘For political and public services in Essex’. M.B.E. London Gazette 8.6.1944 Major Edmund Cawkell, Essex Home Guard. The Recommendation, dated 12.3.1944, states:

‘Major Cawkell has been in the L.D.V. and Home Guard since its beginning. He Commanded “B” Company most efficiently, having raised it from the beginning, and put many of his buildings at the disposal of the Home Guard for equipment and Ammunition stores free of charge. He has been my Second in Command for close upon two years, and has performed his duties in a most capable fashion both in the field and as an administrator.’Major Edmund Cawkell, C.B.E., born Glasgow, 1890; educated at Ampleforth College; enlisted in the Honourable Artillery Company, 8.9.1914, and served with the H.A.C. Infantry during the Great War on the Western Front from 29.12.1914; wounded in action, 6.4.1915; Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Rifle Brigade, 12.3.1916; wounded by a machine gun bullet to the left thigh at Delville Wood, 18.8.1916, during the capture of Orchard Trench; promoted Major, 1.2.1941, and served with the 12th (Stansted) Battalion, Essex Home Guard. In civilian life Major Cawkell served as Chairman of Stansted Rural District Council, and was a Member of Essex County Council from 1932, as well as being a Justice of the Peace.<
Rare to see Home Guard related awards.

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Weight 1.3227735731093 kg
Dimensions 30 × 10 × 20 cm

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