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    Sale 1229

    Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria

    27 April 1999, Spink London

  • Lot 595

    A Civil C.B.E., Great War M.C. Group of Seven to the Reverend F.O. Thorne, Bishop of Nyasaland, Late Captain, Manchester Regiment, The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Commander's (C.B.E.), 2nd type, Civil Division, neck Badge, silver-gilt and enamel, in Garrard, London case of issue; Military Cross, G.V.R.; 1914-15 Star (Capt. & Adjt., Manch. R.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt.); Coronation 1937; Coronation 1953, very fine and better, mounted as worn where applicable (7)

    Price Realised  

    A Civil C.B.E., Great War M.C. Group of Seven to the Reverend F.O. Thorne, Bishop of Nyasaland, Late Captain, Manchester Regiment, The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Commander's (C.B.E.), 2nd type, Civil Division, neck Badge, silver-gilt and enamel, in Garrard, London case of issue; Military Cross, G.V.R.; 1914-15 Star (Capt. & Adjt., Manch. R.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt.); Coronation 1937; Coronation 1953, very fine and better, mounted as worn where applicable (7)


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    C.B.E. London Gazette 13.6.1957.

    M.C. London Gazette 1.1.1918.

    The Reverend Frank Oswald Thorne, C.B.E., M.C., was born in May 1892 and educated at St. Paul's and Christ Church, Oxford. Wounded during the course of the Great War, he served as Captain and Adjutant of the 13th Battalion, Manchester Regiment from 1915-17 and a Brigade Major in No. 1 Section Tyne Garrison from 1917-19. Ordained in 1922, he joined the Universities Mission to Central Africa, ultimately rising to the appointment of Bishop of Nyasaland, which office he occupied from 1936-61, in addition to acting as Dean of Province in Central Africa from 1955.