An inter-War O.B.E. group of five awarded to Major C. H. H. Harold, Royal Army Medical Corps


The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 1st type breast badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1919; 1914-15 Star (Capt. C. H. H. Harold. R.A.M.C.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaves (Capt. C. H. H. Harold.); India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 (Maj. C. H. H. Harold. R.A.M.C.)


O.B.E. London Gazette 3 July 1926

Charles Henry Haslar Harold was born in Llangollen, Denbighshire, on 1 January 1885, and was commissioned Lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corps on 29 July 1910. Promoted Captain on 29 January 1914, he served during the Great War in Mesopotamia from June 1915, and was Mentioned in Despatches ‘in connection with minor Military Operations in North and Northeast Persia during the period 1917-21’ (London Gazette 8 May 1922). He subsequently served in Afghanistan and on the Northwest Frontier of India, was again Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 3 August 1920), and was promoted Brevet Major on 15 September 1921.

Created an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1926 Birthday Honours’ List, Harold served as Assistant Director of Hygiene and Pathology, India, from March 1927 to March 1931, before returning to England as Assistant Director of Hygiene, Southern Command. He retired with the rank of Major on 1 May 1934, and subsequently served as Director of Water Examination at the Metropolitan Water Board.

Mounted as worn and housed in a fitted leather case, good very fine

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