The very fine and regimentally significant Birthday Honours June 1931 Officer of the Order of the British Empire, double issue long service and Great War Home Service Army Meritorious Service Medal group awarded to Captain and Quartermaster F.W. Brind, Coldstream Guards, who saw service in the rank from 1894, and commissioned service from 1928 through to 1931, all of it which the Coldstream Guards. As a Quartermaster Sergeant he was awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in April 1914, and later obtained a scarce double issue of this medal circa 1928. He saw home service during the Great War as a Warrant Officer and Superintending Clerk on the Regimental Staff at Headquarters, service for which he was awarded the Army Meritorious Service Medal in February 1919. Commissioned in April 1920, he was ultimately appointed an Officer of the Military Division of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the Birthday Honours List for June 1931.
Group of 4: The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Officer, O.B.E., 1st type, Military Division, hallmarks for London with date letter ‘m’ for 1927; Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, GVR Fm. bust; (204 Q.M. SJT: F.W. BRIND. C.GDS.); Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, GVR Fm. bust; (204 O.R.Q.M. SJT: F.W. BRIND. C.GDS.); Army Meritorious Service Medal, GVR Fm. bust; (204 SUPT: CLK: F.W. BRIND. C.GDS), mounted court style for display, all sometime lacquered.
Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine.
Provenance: ex John Tamplin Collection.
Frederick William Brind was born on 22nd August 1877, and came from Blackheath, London. Having attested in 1894 as a Guardsman (No.204) with the Coldstream Guards, he went on to see 19 years and 253 days service in the ranks, and was serving as an Quartermaster Sergeant when he was awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in Army Order No.99 of April 1914. His card in the Army Medal Office records that a replacement medal was issued to him in January 1928, which indicates the reason for his scarce double issue.
Shortly after the outbreak of the Great War he was appointed to Warrant Officer and Superintending Clerk on 2nd May 1915, and then remained on home service, and was employed on the regimental staff of the Coldstream Guards, service for which he was awarded the Army Meritorious Service Medal in the London Gazette for 22nd February 1919.
Commissioned as a Lieutenant and Quartermaster on 13th April 1920, he then saw service with the 3rd Battalion, and was promoted to Captain on 13th April 1928. Brind was appointed an Officer of the Military Division of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the Birthday Honours List as published in the London Gazette for 3rd June 1931, and he retired on 1st October 1931. Brind died in Greenwich, London on 16th January 1956. Confirmed as his full entitlement.