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Captain Thomas Davys Manning CBE, VRD, ADC.

Manning was an Airship Pilot and Intelligence Officer

(RN Airship Station, Polegate), received Royal Aero

Club Aeronaut Certificate No 137 on 19th Oct 1917.

Son of Dr T D Manning of Hoddesdon, Weymouth.

Served Anti-Submarine Warfare during 1940, then as

Assitant to Second Sea Lord. Com. Sussex Div RNVR

1946-51, and an ADC to H.M. 1949-51. CBE (Mily)

1950. With research. Medals - CBE (Mily), BWM &

Victory Medal (Lieut T S Manning RAF), Defence &

War Medals, and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Decoration dated 1939. EF (6)

£600 - £700


Cardiff City The Great War 1914-19 Special Police

Medal. Made by Crouch of Cardiff. (32mm)

£20 - £25


China War Medal 1842 (later suspension) named to

Jessie Hill 49th Regiment Foot. VF

£400 - £450


China War Medal 1900, silver, named 31682 Gnr P

Tracey 62nd Coy RGA. With copy medal roll, Toned


£160 - £170


Cigarette case for Winstanstow, Shropshire with initials

GM and "Peace Gift" VF

£30 - £35


Cloth should titles, Div patches, Naval badges, etc (qty)

Better noted

£40 - £45


CMG group to William Alfred Millner Doll (son of the famous Charles Fitzroy Doll JP who designed the Imperial Hotel in

Russell Square, helped design the India Office in London, later Mayor of Holborn. The family lived at Hadham Towers in

Much Hadham, Herts). Doll was educated at Charterhouse (Scholar), Trinity Hall Cambridge (Scholar), Bonn, Friedburg,

Geneva and Florence, and worked for N M Rothschild & Sons. Served WW1 and was MID, MSM, and awarded orders of St

Anne and St Stanislas 3rd Class. Served Inter-allied Commission in Bulgaria 1925-30, British Delegate 1926-30, Pres 1926

and 1929, Financial Observer State of Parana Brazil 1930-33, negotiated for Metropolitan Vickers financial agreement with

Govt of Brazil for electrification of Central Railway 1933-34, Financial Adviser Ministry Siam 1936-42 (Order of Crown of

Siam 1st Class). Advisory Attaché Bank of England 1942-45, Financial Member of the De La Warr Mission to Ethiopia 1944,

Currency Advisor to Lord Louis Mountbatten's Command. South East Asia 1945-46. Financial Advisor to Siamese

Government 1946-51, Legion d'Honneur 1950. Died 1977. He had two brothers who fought during WW1, Lieut P W R Doll

Machine Gun Officer 1st/8th Bn Liverpool Regt KIA 31/10/1914, and Capt M H C Doll 13th Hussars WIA. Doll was

awarded his MSM for Valuable services in Russia ("E" Dover) L/G 3rd June 1918. CMG L/G 1st Jan 1943. Order of the

Crown of Thailand Grand Cross L/G 10th Jan 1941. 2nd Lieut W A M Doll was originally attached to 1/9th Gurkha

Rifles as an Interpreter in Sept 1914. He was later sent home by the C in C France in June 1915 as it was considered

undesirable that he should remain with any unit in France as he was married to a German lady, and his feelings were

influenced on that account. He arrived in England on the 9th June 1915. He was interviewed on the 17th June and was duly

called upon to resign his commission. He appealed against this decision all the way to the King who was advised by Kitchener

to deny the appeal. On the 3rd August 1915 an application for a temporary commission was submitted by the Mayor of

Fulham, on the application it was stated that Mr Doll had resigned his former commission as he desired to join a combatant

branch of the service. This statement was incorrect and the Mayor was informed. In Oct 1915 Mr Doll requested that his case

be reconsidered, with a view to reinstatement, or as an alternative that he might be permitted to enlist. The case was carefully

reconsidered, Lieut-Col Widdicombe the former C.O. being personally consulted, It was decided that Mr Doll could not be

recommissioned but that no obstacle would be placed in his way if he wished to enlist. In Oct 1918 the G.O.C. in C.

Northern Russia Expeditionary Force reported that a commission had been granted to Sergt W A M Doll. This NCO was

Gazetted to a Temp Commission on the Special List as a 2/Lieut with effect from 16th Oct 1918 (L/G 7/1/1919). It was not

known that Segt Doll was the same former 2/Lieut of the same name. Doll was well respected by the G.O.C in C Archangel.

The lot includes as mass of copied correspondence relating to this very interesting Officer. Medals - Order of St Michael and

St George (Companion) (minor enamel damaged), 1914 Star Trio with clasp (2.Lieut W A M Doll on Star, Captain on Pair).

GV Meritorious Service Medal 111486 A.Sjt W A M Doll RGA (correction to Regt). Legion d'Honneur (minor enamel

damage), King Bhumibol Adulyadej Coronation Medal 1950 (Thailand). Russian Medal for Zeal. VF some with minor

enamel damage/selotape marks. Plus original ribbon bars (8) (see Dolls miniature group also in this Auction)

£700 - £800