- Sale: Silver Sale Day One
- Auction House: Woolley & Wallis
- Date: Tuesday 17 July 2012
- A good long serving group of naval medals covering First and Second World Wars, to Commodore Robin Avelin Melhuish, R.I.M, R.I.N, R.N., who served in the convoys to Russia and received the Order of Kutuzov, 3rd Class (no longer with the group), comprising; Naval General Service Medal, clasp Persian Gulf 1909-14 (Lieut. R. A. Melhuish R.I.M.S. Palinurus), 1914-15-Star (Lt., R.I.M.), War and Victory Medals (Lt. R.N.), 1939-45 and Atlantic Stars, oak leaves (2) for MiD, mounted (with new ribbons, on two brooches, very fine; Russia, Order of Kutuzov, 3rd class, ribbon only; Royal Humane Society, Bronze medal, 1916, (Lieut. R. A. Melhuish, R.I.M. 11th May, 1916 very fine; The Royal Meteorological Society, Luke Howard Medal, 1900 [the second year of issue], by Messrs Pinches, bust of Howard three-quarters right, rev., legend and engraved inscription to "Cadet R. A. Melhuish of H.M.S. Worcester for the best essay on the Meteorology of the Indian Ocean, July 1900, 57mm, 98.8gms, very fine; with miniatures of N.G.S. and World War I and R.H.S. medals.MiD, 27 April, 1943 - Convoy JW51B, December 1942-January 1943. Commodore of Ocean Convoys, H.M.S. Eaglet, from Loch Ewe to Kola Inlet. This is the convoy that was engaged in the Battle of Barents Sea, 31 December, 1942. MiD, 24July, 1945 - Ocean Convoys, 1942-1945. Order of Kutuzov, 3rd class, ribbon only, 11 April, 1944, Services to USSR (only 3,328 3rd Class orders were awarded). Royal Humane Society:- "On the 11th May, 1916, a man fell overboard from a tug in the Shatt-el-Arab the depth being 20 feet and the current strong. Melhuish jumped in and supported him till they were able to get on board with lines." Luke Howard Medal awarded to cadets on H.M.S. Worcester between 1899-1923 The group is sold with a folder of family research and a copy of the privately printed "Commodore Robin Aveline Melhuish", by Arnold Melhuish  is available during the public view.
- Estimate: £600.00 - £800.00
- Hammer Price: £1,200.00
This sale took place on Tuesday 17 July 2012
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