A Collection of Medals to recipients of the Burma Star

Date of Auction: 17th February 2021

Sold for £160

Estimate: £140 - £180

Five: Captain R. A. Deaves, Royal Signals

1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, with M.I.D. oak leaf; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, S.E. Asia 1945-46 (Capt. R. A. Deaves. R. Sigs.) good very fine (5) £140-£180


Raymond Arthur Deaves was born on 25 October 1916 and attested for the Coldstream Guards at Southampton on 14 February 1940. Posted to OCTU in India on 7 May 1942, he was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Royal Signals on 26 November 1942, and was promoted War Substantive Lieutenant on 26 May 1943. He is listed in the April 1944 Indian Army List as a Cipher officer. For his services during the Second World War he was Mentioned in Despatches, ‘in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma’ (London Gazette 19 September 1946). As a Temporary Captain with the 23 Indian Divisional Signals he served in South East Asia, October 1945 to September 1946, qualifying for the GSM and clasp.

In 1957 Deaves applied for membership of the Burma Star Association, stating that he had served with 14th Indian Division, 26th Indian Division, HQ 4 Corps, and 23rd Indian Division. His address at that time was 199 Field Heath Road, Hillingdon, Middlesex.