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Pair: Major H. D. G. Leveson-Gower

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Pair: Major H. D. G. Leveson-Gower, Royal Army Service Corps and Captain of the Surrey County Cricket Club British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oakleaf (Major) mounted as worn, nearly extremely fine (2) £80-100 Footnote Henry Dudley Gresham Leverson-Gower was born 8 May 1873 and educated at Winchester and Magdalen College, Oxford. At school his prowess at cricket became evident, being Captain of Winchester College Cricket XI in 1892. At Oxford he was in the University XI during 1894-96, being Captain in the latter year. After graduating he was employed in the London Stock Exchange and played for Surrey Cricket Club. In January 1897 he was a member of Lord Hawke’s Cricket Team to the West Indies and in September the same year, was a member of the team to America. During 1905-06 he was member of the M.C.C. Team to tour South Africa. He was made Captain of the Surrey XI in 1908 and during 1909-10 was Captain of the M.C.C. Team to tour South Africa. In the Great War he served as a Major in the Royal Army Service Corps and was mentioned in despatches (London Gazette xxxx). After the war he took cricket teams to Malta, Gibraltar and Portugal. Leverson-Gower was President of the Surrey County Cricket Club, 1929-40 and President of Harlequins Cricket Club in 1946. In 1930 he was presented with the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Scarborough; he received a Knighthood for his services to cricket in 1953. He died on 1 February 1954.

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Auktionshaus: Dix Noonan Webb
Titel: Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (23 June 2005)
Auktionsdatum: 23.06.2005
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