Tue, 31st May 2022 13:00

Happy and Glorious: A Royal Sale

 
  Lot 33
 

DOCUMENT SIGNED BY EDWARD VII, KING OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (1901-1910)

DOCUMENT SIGNED BY EDWARD VII, KING OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (1901-1910)

partially printed, addressed to Major Richard Makdougall Brisbane Francis Kelly and appoints him to "be a Member of Our Distinguished Service Order", further authorising him to "Have, Hold and Enjoy the said Dignity as a Member of Our said Order, together with all and singular the Privileges thereunto belonging or appertaining", signed ('Edward R') at the head, countersigned at the foot by St John Brodrick (1856-1942) 1st Earl of Midleton, Secretary of State for War (1900-03) and Secretary of State for India (1903-05), one page, with blind embossed blue paper seal affixed, some light age wear and minor creasing, folio, Sandringham, 22 June 1901.

Brigadier General Richard Makdougall Brisbane Francis Kelly (1857-1915) served throughout the South African War 1899-1902, was appointed Chief Instructor at the School of Gunnery (1904-08) and lost his life serving with the Royal Artillery during World War I.

Estimated at £400 - £600


 

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