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GRI 1st type military B.E.M & WW1 BWM
To- S.SGT.FREDERICK.E.RUFFELS.RAMC (BEM)
The recipient served in WW1 with the R.M.L.I and his sole medal entitlement was the British war medal. He served again in WW2 as a S-SGT with the R.A.M.C and was awarded the B.E.M in the London gazette 9-1-1946.
B.E.M EF/MINT, BWM NEF. Complete with London gazette details for the B.E.M & copy medal roll details that confirm the award of the single british war medal. Otherwise un-researched but the recipient must be entitled to some WW2 campaign medals.
GVR WW1 Immediate M.S.M
To- 1151.C.S.MJR.J.W.JOHNSON.13th MIDDX.R
Joseph.W.Johnson first landed in France 1-9-1915 serving with the 13th service battalion of the Middlesex regiment. He was awarded the immediate M.S.M in the London gazette 17-6-1918 for services in France. This states that he was a resident of Stratford when he enlisted.
GVF or better & complete with copy M.I.C details & London gazette details,
GV WW1 Military Cross (MC), 1914-15 Trio with M.I.D Oakleaves, WW2 Defence medal & 1953 Coronation medal
To- 1798.SJT.J.R.DE-RITTER.17th.LOND.R (star)
& 2nd LIEUT.J.R.DE-RITTER (on the pair)
James Robert De-Ritter from Forest Gate Essex first landed in France 9-3-1915 as a Sjt with the 1/17th London regiment. He was M.I.D for services in France whilst serving as a Sjt with the 17th London regiment in the London gazette 25-5-1917 & was commissioned in to the 23rd service battalion of the Royal Fusiliers 27-11-1917 (1st sportsman's battalion).He was awarded the MC in the London gazette 30-7-1919 with the following citation
On September 30th 1918. East of Noyelles he was in command of a platoon of a company detailed to attack an enemy position strongly held by machine guns which inflicted very severe casualties on the company. On his company commander being killed he assumed command and made determined efforts to capture the position.Until his company was reduced to twenty men.He then successfully withdrew.Throughout he showed conspicuous gallantry & ability to command.
He was awarded the 1953 coronation medal as the honorary treasurer to the British legion (Northern area)
GVF & court mounted as worn. The reverse of the MC engraved CAMBRAI SEPT 30th 1918. Complete with London gazette details, copy officers service papers & MIC / medal roll details.
WW1 GVR 1st type D.C.M, 1914-15 Trio, EIIR 2nd type Imperial service medal & Belgium Decoration Militaire
To- 7420.2.AM / 1.A.M.C.M.REYNOLDS.R.F.C
Christopher Maurice Reynolds was born at 40 Rokesmith Street, West Derby, Liverpool, in February 1898. He enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps as Air Mechanic 2nd Class in August 1915. Having been a Telegraphist with the Post Office prior to the war his R.F.C. trade became Wireless Operator. He served in the French theatre of war from 2 October 1915, and was posted for service with 5 Squadron at Abeele, close to the French/Belgium border. Reynolds advanced to Air Mechanic 1st Class in October 1916. The Squadron had several moves in France during Reynolds service, and he is recorded as having received multiple wounds on 24 June 1917, after which he was evacuated to 26 General Hospital at Etaples. He left France for the UK on the Hospital Ship Princess Elisabeth the following month.
Reynolds was discharged ‘medically unfit’ in September 1918, and was awarded the Silver War Badge, with King’s Certificate.
D.C.M. London Gazette 25 August 1917:
‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in repeatedly repairing wireless apparatus under heavy shell fire and at great personal risk. On the last occasion he was wounded in eight places, and lost his left arm in the execution of his duty, setting a magnificent example of fearless devotion.’
One of only 92 Distinguished Conduct Medals awarded to members of the Royal Flying Corps.
I.S.M. London Gazette 11 April 1958 (Assistant Superintendent, Post Office, Liverpool).
Belgium, Decoration Militaire London Gazette 24 September 1917.
I.S.M with post nominal letters DCM after the recipients name.
Thought to be a unique combination of awards to the R.F.C.
GVF or better & mounted for wear. sold with extensive research
Mint cased Civil C.B.E in the original Kings crown Garrard & co case of issue with the card of wearing instructions.
EF / MINT with full length neck ribbon & free from any enamel chips or damage
GVR 1st type WW1 Military Medal (MM)
The recipient was awarded his MM for services in France with the 9th battalion Seaforth Highlanders in the London gazette 16-8-1917 & had already been mentioned in despatches for services in France in the London gazette 13-6-1916. He sadly died of wounds in France & Flanders 18-1-1918 still serving with the 9th battalion.He was born in Catrine, Ayrshire & Enlisted in Glasgow, Lanark. He is buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery on the Somme
NEF & Complete with MIC details along with details from both C.W.G.C & S.D.G.W
Mint cased WW2 period Military M.B.E on the original ladies bow type ribbon. Unnamed as issued & complete with the original presentation pin & card with wearing instructions. Kings crown Royal Mint logo to the inside silk of the lid.
NEF or better
GVR WW2 British Empire medal (B.E.M) with military ribbon, Defence medal & 1939-45 War medal
The recipient was awarded the B.E.M in the London gazette 13-6-1946.
Mounted as worn & complete with a glazed frame that contains the original forwarding letter for the B.E.M & a picture of the A.T.S cap badge.
The recipient has corrected her name on the forwarding letter from her maiden name of Rickett to her married name of Page
GVF & mounted as worn.
GVR 1st type WW1 Distinguished conduct medal (DCM) & 1914-15 TrioTo- 6212.SJT.W.TICKLE.1/1ST.W.LANCS.FLD.COY.R.ENGINEERS.
Walter Tickle was born in Eccleston, Lancs & enlisted in St.Helens, Lancs. He first landed in France 3-1-1915 as a member of the 1/1st West Lancashire Field Company of the Royal Engineers.
He was sadly killed in action in France & Flanders 25-9-1916 age 24.
He was awarded the DCM in the London gazette 11-3-1916 with the following citation.
For conspicuous gallantry during an attack, when assisting his section officer to repair bridges under heavy shell fire. By his example of cool bravery during this period he dd much to encourage his men during a very trying time.
He sadly has no known grave but is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial & recorded by the C.W.G.C as the late son of Mrs Margaret Tickle of Eccleston Hill Waterworks, St.Helens, Lancs.
NEF/EF & complete with MIC details, London gazette details, CWGC details & SDGW details.
GVR 1st type WW1 Distinguished conduct medal (DCM) & Memorial plaque
(Cheshire bantam battalion)
George Bellyon was KIA F&F 14-10-1918 & was born in Bethnal Green, London & enlisted in Shoreditch.
He was awarded the DCM in the London gazette 3-9-1919 with the following citation.
During the period 23rd March 1918 to 16th September 1918, he has rendered exceptional service in the front line. Of a fearless nature, he has at the same time a most cheerful disposition and of the greatest value in inspiring the men under his command with confidence and getting the most out of them.Whenever patrol work has to be done he always volunteered, and has done most useful work in this respect. He is always at his best when danger is greatest.
He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial.
GVF or better & complete with MIC details, CWGC & SDGW Details along with London gazette details.
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