Tel: 1 (905) 634-3848

Text: 1 (905) 906-3848

Purveyors of Authentic Militaria

  • France, III Republic. A National Order of the Legion of Honour Document to Assistant Adjutant-General Lieutenant-Colonel Clive Osric Vere Gray, C.M.G., D.S.O., Seaforth Highlanders 1920
  • France, III Republic. A National Order of the Legion of Honour Document to Assistant Adjutant-General Lieutenant-Colonel Clive Osric Vere Gray, C.M.G., D.S.O., Seaforth Highlanders 1920
  • France, III Republic. A National Order of the Legion of Honour Document to Assistant Adjutant-General Lieutenant-Colonel Clive Osric Vere Gray, C.M.G., D.S.O., Seaforth Highlanders 1920
  • France, III Republic. A National Order of the Legion of Honour Document to Assistant Adjutant-General Lieutenant-Colonel Clive Osric Vere Gray, C.M.G., D.S.O., Seaforth Highlanders 1920

Item: EU17194

France, III Republic. A National Order of the Legion of Honour Document to Assistant Adjutant-General Lieutenant-Colonel Clive Osric Vere Gray, C.M.G., D.S.O., Seaforth Highlanders 1920

Price:

$135

Layaway Policy

eMedals INC. is pleased to offer flexible layaway services to all clients. Our layaway program offers the opportunity for clients to make payments on eligible items over a period of three (3) months.

A minimum deposit of 30% of the total price of your order including all applicable taxes and Buyer’s Premium, is due at the time of initial purchase. The total price of your order must be paid within three months from the date of original purchase.

You may make additional payments at any time by accessing the Layaway section in your account or by calling our office and submitting payment details.

Your contract will be automatically cancelled and ordered merchandise will be returned to inventory if full payment is not submitted by the three (3) month deadline.

Payment methods include; Cheque, Wire Transfer, Paypal, or Credit Card.

0% Buyer's Premium

eMedals proudly ships worldwide, see our shipping information

What's a max bid?

Your maximum bid should be the highest amount you're willing to pay for an item.

Your entered maximum bid will not be disclosed to the seller or other auction participants at any point.

Max bidding example:

If the current auction price is $100 dollars and you place a maximum bid of $120 dollars, the system will bid $101 dollars on your behalf.

If no other participant places a bid, you win that auction lot for $101 dollars.

If another auction participant places a bid of $110 dollars, the system will subsequently place a bid of $111 dollars on your behalf. The system will continue to bid in $1.00 dollar increments until your maximum bid of $120 dollars is exceeded.

If another auction participant places a bid for $125 dollars, the auction lot price will display $121 dollars having exceeded your previously submitted maximum bid by $1.00 dollar.

Buyer's Premium

All bids are subject to a Buyer's Premium which is in addition to the placed successful bid. The following rate of Buyer's Premium will be added to the Hammer Price of each Lot that you purchase:

Twenty-Two Percent (22%) of the Hammer Price

France, III Republic. A National Order of the Legion of Honour Document to Assistant Adjutant-General Lieutenant-Colonel Clive Osric Vere Gray, C.M.G., D.S.O., Seaforth Highlanders 1920

Entitled "ORDRE NATIONAL DE LA LEGION D'HONNEUR." (National Order of the Legion of Honour), with "HONNEUR." (Honour) on the left and "PATRIE." (Country) on the right flanking a line drawing of the award below, inscribed in running script "Le Grand Chancelier de l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur certifie que, par Décret du dix sept avril mil neuf cent vingt / Le Président de la République Française a conféré à Gray, Clive, Osric, Vere, Bt. Lieutenant-Colonel A.A.G. H.Q. Fourth Army de l'Armée britannique la Décoration de Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Légion d'honneur. Fait à Paris, le 14 aout 1920. / Vu, scellé et enregistré, No 24.934 / Le Chef de 1er Bureau," (The Grand Chancellor of the National Order of the Legion of Honour certifies that, by Decree of the seventeenth of April nineteen hundred and twenty / The President of the French Republic conferred to Gray, Clive, Osric, Vere, Bt. Lieutenant-Colonel A.A.G. H.Q. Fourth Army of the British Army the Knight's Decoration of the National Order of the Legion of Honor. Done at Paris, August 14, 1920. / Seen, sealed and registered, No 24.934 / The Head of the First Bureau), with the embossed seal of the Grand Chancellory of the Legion of Honour and coded "11-1 d'O.-1919 [22085]" at the lower left, plus two signatures, within a ornate border, printed in black ink, with the individual handwritten entries in black pen ink, on an off-white paper stock, board-mounted, measuring 453 mm (w) x 376 mm (h), exhibiting soiling throughout, with wear along the top edge, fine.

 

Footnote: Clive Osric Vere Gray, C.M.G., D.S.O. was born in India on July 7, 1882, the son of Evelyn Gray and Violet Auriol Wilkins. Gray was a Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College when he received his commission, as a Second Lieutenant on January 8, 1901, the announcement appearing in the London Gazette 27264 of Tuesday, January 8, 1901, page 160. He married Blanche Elwyn Vere Palmer (1888-1961) on October 5, 1908 at St. Georges, Hanover Square, London, the couple later having one child, a daughter, Hermione Mary Auriol Gray (1912-1997). Captain Gray, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) was to be an Adjutant, effective May 8, 1912, the announcement appearing in the London Gazette 28609 of Friday, May 17, 1912, page 3586. Captain Gray, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) was appointed Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster-General, vice Captain A. F. A. N. Thorne, Grenadier Guards, effective August 19, 1915, the announcement appearing in the Third Supplement to the London Gazette 29268 of Tuesday, September 14, 1915, on Thursday, September 16, 1915, page 9202. He was also Mentioned in Despatches, by Field-Marshal J.D.P. French, Commanding-in-Chief, The British Army in France, the announcement appearing in the Supplement to the London Gazette 29422 of Friday, December 31, 1915, on Saturday, January 1, 1916, page 5. He was promoted to the rank of Major on January 8, 1916.

Major Clive Osric Vere Gray, Seaforth Highlanders was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO), as part of King George V's Birthday Honours, the announcement appearing in the Supplement to the London Gazette 29608 of Friday, June 2, 1916, on Saturday, June 3, 1916, page 5568. He was promoted to Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel on January 1, 1918 and retired from the Seaforth Highlanders in the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel on March 12, 1920 (Gentleman-at-Arms). Major and Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Clive Osric Vere Gray, C.M.G., D.S.O., Seaforth Highlanders was awarded the Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour from the French Government, the announcement appearing in the Second Supplement to the London Gazette 31827 of Tuesday, March 16, 1920, on Wednesday, March 17, 1920, page 3402. Lieutenant-Colonel Clive Osric Vere Gray, C.M.G., D.S.O. was appointed to His Majesty's Household, as a Gentleman of the Corps, effective July 21, 1936, the announcement appearing in the Supplement to the London Gazette 34306 of Friday, July 17, 1936, on Monday, July 20, 1936, page 4667, and was appointed to His Majesty's Household, as a Gentleman of the Corps, effective March 1, 1937, the announcement appearing in the London Gazette 34376 of Tuesday, March 2, 1937, page 1409. He died in 1945, in his sixty-third year.

Back To Top