Miniature Medal Group of (13) Major-General Sir P. C. B. Skinner, Northamptonshire Regiment
The mounted group of thirteen miniature dress medals worn by Major-General Sir P. C. B. Skinner, K.B.E., C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., Northamptonshire Regiment.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Badge, silver-gilt and enamel; The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Badge, gold and enamel; The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Badge, silver-gilt and enamel; Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R.; East and West Africa 1887-1900, 1 clasp, 1897-98; Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Belmont, Modder River, Orange Free State, Transvaal; King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; 1914-15 Star; British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaves; France, Legion of Honour, with rosette upon riband; Belgium, Order of the Crown, with rosette and gold flashes upon riband; Croix de Guerre, with Palme upon riband, mounted court-style as worn and housed with a slightly damaged Spink & Son, Piccadilly case.
Percy Cyriac Burrell Skinner was born in February 1871 and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Northamptonshire Regiment in April 1891. He had seen prior service in Africa before the outbreak of the Boer War, during which he earned the QSA and 4 clasps and the KSA and 2 clasps. During the Great War he was awarded the D.S.O. (London Gazette 1 January 1917, refers), C.M.G. (London Gazette 1 January 1918, refers) and the C.B. (London Gazette 12 December 1919, refers) and served as Chief of Intelligence in the Union Defence Force. Created K.B.E. in 1922, he retired in 1928 and died in 1951; sold together with a note stating:
'Property of the late Major General Sir Cyriac Skinner, K.B.E., C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., etc. (Northamptonshire Regiment), bequeathed to Major Vernon Matthews (5th Dragoon Guards)'