Medals from the Collection of David Lloyd

Date of Auction: 17th February 2021

Sold for £420

Estimate: £300 - £400

A Second War M.B.E. group of five awarded to Warrant Officer Class II W. C. Stubbs, Grenadier Guards

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 2nd type, breast badge; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 1st issue, Regular Army (2605738 W.O. Cl.II. W. C. Stubbs. G. Gds.); Meritorious Service Medal, G.VI.R., 3rd issue (2605738 W.O. Cl.2. W. C. Stubbs. Gren Gds.); together with 8 bronze medals, the majority for shooting, some engraved with the recipient’s name, the MBE slightly gilded, minor official corrects to MSM, good very fine (13) £300-£400


M.B.E. London Gazette 1 January 1946.

Walter Clarence Stubbs was born in Plaistow, Essex, in 1901 and attested for the Grenadier Guards in London on 24 February 1919. He was promoted Corporal on 15 November 1921; Sergeant on 25 April 1925; and Colour Sergeant on 2 March 1931. He was appointed Company Sergeant Major in charge of Musketry on 13 January 1935, and was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1937. He retired on 26 July 1945, his entire service being at home. He was subsequently employed at the Royal Hospital in the Army Pension Office.

Stubbs was a keen marksman and was a member of the Army XX team in the Inter-service matches at Bisley in 1935 and 1938.

Sold with copied research, including group photograph featuring the recipient.