Medal of the Order of the British Empire, (Military)
named on edge (W. S. Danby.)
minor edge bruise, extremely fine
Provenance: Glendining’s, May 1965.
O.B.E. Medal London Gazette 28 September 1921: ‘In recognition of gallant conduct in the performance of military duties.’
The recommendation states: ‘At Mitchellstown on 10th July, 1921, this soldier shewed great pluck and devotion to duty during an attack made by rebels on a watering party. Though wounded in three places by the first volley of rebel fire, he refused to have his wounds dressed and insisted on driving his mules back to Barracks, being all the time under heavy fire.’
William Samuel Danby served with the Queen’s Royal Regiment, and missed the investiture of the O.B.E. Medal at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin, 14 January 1922, due to being still hospitalised in Aldershot. (No paperwork with the medal).