The Most Honourable Order of the Bath Knight Commanders Star and Neck Badge, Civil Division, of Sir Alfred Watson KCB, fitted case of Garrard & Co Ltd
Provenance: The recipient Sir Alfred Watson KCB thence by descent to the present vendor
Sir Alfred William Watson KCB, FIA (1870-1936) was educated at Nottingham High School after which he entered the office of his grandfather, a consulting actuary with a large practice among friendly societies. He moved to London in 1910 where he was soon appointed Chief Actuary to the National Health Insurance Committee. Such were the calls on his time from the various departments of government that in 1917 he was given the title of Government Actuary, the first holder of the post which he retained until May 1936.
Sold with printed memoir of Sir Alfred Watson re-printed from the journal of the Institute of Actuaries and an autograph letter signed to his niece