A Dunkirk Evacuation, Mersa Matruh OBE, Burma MiD Territorial Decoration group of 7 to Honorary Colonel Alexis Oswald Bekenn

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A Dunkirk Evacuation, Mersa Matruh OBE, Burma MiD Territorial Decoration group of 7 awarded to Honorary Colonel Alexis Oswald Bekenn Royal Army Medical Corps comprising OBE Mily (2nd Type), 1939-45…
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Description

A Dunkirk Evacuation, Mersa Matruh OBE, Burma MiD Territorial Decoration group of 7 awarded to Honorary Colonel Alexis Oswald Bekenn Royal Army Medical Corps comprising OBE Mily (2nd Type), 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Burma Star, 1939-45 Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal with Mention in Despatches Emblem, Territorial Decoration (1945), unnamed as issued, contemporarily mounted for wear, very fine.

OBE (Mily) London Gazette the 1st of April 1941

Original Citation dated November 1940.

Lt Col Bekenn has carried out the duties of Senior Medical Officer Mersa Matruh in addition to command of the Field Ambulance. He has shown energy and devotion to duty to a commendable degree. I attribute the very satisfactory state of the health of the garrison in no small measure to his efforts.

Efficiency Decoration London Gazette the 12th of April 1945

Mention in Despatches London Gazette the 19th of July 1945

Commissioned into RAMC Territorial Army London Gazette the 26th of June 1925

Captain February 1929

Major August 1939

Temporary Lieutenant Colonel August 1941

Temporary Colonel April 1945

Retired from the TA Reserve of Officers – Age Limit – 25th of June 1954 granted Honorary rank of Colonel

Sold with 2 Original Commission Documents, Original MiD Certificate in envelope addressed to Colonel A.O. Bekenn O.B.E., Original MiD Award notification card, original letter dated 1959 stating that the Citation for hid OBE was till Secret but stating it was a Field Ambulance at Mersa Matruh. And that hid MiD was for Burma.13 Original photograph, one on the Ship Returning from the Dunkirk Evacuation, one in the Desert at a Field Ambulance one with vehicles and several of a Medal Parade where he is being presented with the Efficiency Decoration.

A fine and originally well documented group.

Specification

Medal Type

Military Medals

Medal Category

Single Campaign Medals

Medal Monarch

George VI

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