Lot 5166: Orders, Decorations and Medals - Aust. Groups

Noble Numismatics Pty Ltd

April 20, 2018
Sydney, Australia

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Description: Group of Eight: The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (Companion CMG) neck badge; Distinguished Service Order (GVR); 1914-15 Star; British War Medal 1914-18; Victory Medal 1914-19 with MID; Jubilee Medal 1935; Coronation Medal 1937; USA Army Distinguished Service Medal. The first, second, sixth and seventh medals unnamed, Captain. O.F.Phillips. 2/F.A.Bde. A.I.F. on third medal, T/Brig-Gen. O F Phillips. A.I.F. on fourth medal, T-Brig-Gen. O.F.Phillips. A.I.F. on fifth medal, last medal unnamed but edge numbered 670. All named and numbered medals impressed. The first medal with neck ribbon, the remaining medals swing mounted, very fine.

Together with original swing mounted set of matching miniatures; case for CMG by Garrard & Co Ltd; Anzac Commemorative Medallion 1915, issued in 1967, in bronze (50x75mm) (C.1915/3), named to O.F.Phillips, with case of issue; unofficial case for storing medal group.

Research suggests WWII service entitlement to War Medal 1939-45 and Australia Service Medal 1939-45, however, advice from Army Medals Section on 18Apr2000 (letter included with lot) states that no record of WWII service could be located (they state that this is not uncommon) and accordingly they were unable to determine any medal entitlement.

Jubilee Medal 1935 confirmed to Brig Gen O.F.Phillips CMG, DSO, ADC.

Coronation Medal 1937 confirmed to Maj Gen O.F.Phillips CMG, DSO (AMF).

Appointed Aide de Camp to Governor General 2.6.1924-31.1.1929.

Appointed Aide de Camp to The King 4.9.1933-30.6.1937.

CMG: LG 3/6/1919, p6793; CAG 15/9/1919, p1370.

Recommendation: A keen and capable C.R.A. During the period from August 8th 1918 to cessation of hostilities, including operations at Villers Bretonneux, Mont St Quentin, Beaurevoir Line and Montbrehain, his work was of the highest order. His frequent reports, based on personal reconnaissance, were of the greatest value.

DSO: LG 1/11/1917, p28; CAG 29/6/1917, p1389.

Recommendation: Lt-Colonel Phillips joined the A.I.F. 10.8.14 and commanded 4th Battery 2nd F.A.Brigade at ANZAC. He joined 5th Divisional Artillery 12.3.16 and has commanded the 14th F.A.Bde from that date. He organised and trained the Brigade with considerable zeal and ability. Since July last he has commanded the right group, during this time he has shown marked ability and resource in the tactical handling and administration of the group. This was especially the case during the Petillon operations on 19th/20th July, when his command consisted of eleven batteries. He has throughout shown zeal, energy and devotion to duty of a high order.

MID: Mentioned 7 times as follows;

(1st occasion) LG 5/11/1915, p11001; CAG 27/1/1916, p156.

(2nd occasion) LG 28/1/1916, p1207; CAG 6/4/1916, p861.

(3rd occasion) LG 4/1/1917, p254; CAG 29/6/1917, p1391.

(4th occasion) LG 28/12/1917, p13564; CAG 18/4/1918, p842.

Recommendation: For conspicuous ability and devotion to duty in the Field when commanding the Advanced Guard Artillery in March 1917, when the enemy fell back on the Hindenburg Line, including the actions around Morchies and Beaumetz. Again, in the capable manner in which he handled his Brigade when the enemy penetrated our lines at Lagnicourt on the morning of 15th April 1917. Also, at Ypres, when commanding a Group in the recent operations from 19th July to 6th September 1917.

(5th occasion) LG 28/5/1918, p6200; CAG 24/10/1918, p2055.

(6th occasion) LG 31/12/1918, p15225; CAG 23/5/1919, p878.

(7th occasion) LG 11/7/1919, p8827; CAG 30/10/1919, p1653.

USA Army DSM: LG 12/7/1919, p8938; CAG 17/10/1919, p1531.

Awarded Brevet Major RAFA in AIF 1/4/

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