Golding Young & Mawer Lincoln Lincoln Collective Sale - Part 1 - Wednesday 16th August 2017
A First World War Military Cross, awarded to Special Lieutenant Arthur Ray Kelsey, of the Coldstream
Guards Special Reserves, awarded for bravery, 'he carried up a large supply of bombs and S.A.A. to another unit at a critical moment, when they had run out of bombs and were engaged in heavy fight. Thanks to this fresh supply the enemy were driven out of the trenches'. Also sold with a Croce de Guerra, two later added medals (not assigned), the original military cross box and related items Mr Kelsey was the captain of the crew. He was also during an illustrious and varied career a master at Oundle School, studied aircraft design at Farnborough, an assistant works manager at London, research engineer chemical warfare committee at Porton and from 1928 he was HM Inspector (Technical Branch) at the Board of Education. His sporting career also included colours at Magdalene College for tennis, rugby, soccer, hockey and cricket. He was awarded the Cambridge Blue for boxing and gym and he captained the Cambridge rowing eight (photograph included) from 1912, He was the World Fencing Champion in 1913 and played for the South of England at badminton etc.