Humphrey Gilbert Grace

Humphrey served as a Lieutenant Commander on HMS Gambia for the 1952 to 1954 commission. Some of Commander Grace's naval memorabilia was auctioned by Greenslade Taylor Hunt of Taunton, Somerset, on September 2, 2016. The memorabilia comprised a British Royal Navy dirk, the 45cm blade etched with Royal crowns, a fouled anchor and scrollwork, the gilt brass hilt comprising a curved quillon with acorn terminals, a wire-bound fish-skin grip, and a lion head pommel, in its leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts and suspension rings, overall 60cm long; a brushed silk bicorne hat with bullion thread detailing, by Gieves, size 7 1/4, and a pair of dress epaulettes, in original painted tin; a Second World War M.I.D. group of four medals, comprising the 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Italy Star and War Medal 1939-45 with mentioned in despatches oak leaf, unnamed as issued, mounted for wearing; an associated group of miniature medals, and a medal ribbon strip, both mounted for wearing; a book recording the commissioning of H.M.S. Gambia 1952-54; and a quantity of black and white photographs.

Some of Commander Humphrey Grace's naval memorabilia