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GVR WW1 Military Cross (MC) & 1914 Star trio
To- 2nd LIEUT / CAPT.J.N.FRANKS.BORDER.REGT
Joseph Nicholson Franks was a member of the 5th battalion of the Border Regiment when he landed in France 25-10-1914. He was twice wounded whilst serving in France & was awarded the Military Cross in the London gazette 1-1-1918. He was captured & taken prisoner of war on the first day of the March offensive 21-3-1918 & spent the remainder of the war in captivity. He applied for his medals in 1920 & gave his home address as Oak Bank, Whitehaven, Cumberland.
GVF/VF & complete with London gazette details, M.I.C details & details from war services of officers.
MC unnamed as issued
GVR 1st Type WW1 MM & pair
To- 40316.PTE.A.DARLING.2nd.NORTH'N.R (MM)
& 47756.PTE.A.DARLING.SUFFOLK.R (on the pair)
Alfred Darling from Cottenham was awarded his MM for services in France in the London gazette 17-6-19
NEF/GVF & complete with MIC & Gazette details
WW1 Pair & Croix-De-Guerre (Belgium)
Clement.George.Green was awarded the Belgian Croix-De-Guerre for services in France & Flanders in the London gazette 4-9-1919 whilst serving with the 35th Divisional Signal Coy. Royal.Engineers. The gazette goes on to state that he was a resident of Caversham, Reading, Berkshire.
NEF & complete with MIC details along with copy service papers & London gazette details
Service number on medals is 61907 & is published in error in the London gazette as 69107.But all is confirmed in his service papers & MIC details
WW1 MM & bar & pair To-
Percy Dolman enlisted in to the Gordon Highlanders
6-5-1915 & was wounded & invalided home in June 1917. He returned to France in August 1918 & was badly gassed. He was awarded his MM in the London gazette 16-7-1918 whilst serving with the 1st battalion & this was followed by the award of the bar to the MM in the London Gazette 11-2-1919. He was sadly killed in action in France & Flanders 1-10-18.
He was a resident of Burton on Trent & is buried in Ribecourt railway cemetery.He is recorded by the CWGC as the late son of George & Mary.J.Dolman of 71 High Bank road, Ashby Road, Winshill, Burton on Trent.
He has a superb & lengthy entry in De Ruvignys roll of honour which includes the fact that he was awarded his MM for leading his men on an attack which had resisted attacks of another battalion during the whole day.In the evening the company to which the recipient belonged was ordered to attack it and it was largely due to his gallantry that the attack was successful. It is thought that this was the action for which he was awarded the bar to his MM as in the entry from De Ruvigny the copy letter from the recipients commanding officer states that he had already been awarded the MM prior to this date.
EF/NEF with original condolence slip for the medals & letter of award.Along with MIC & medal roll details, CWGC details, London Gazette details & details from S.D.G.W. A truly superb & indeed rare MM & bar group to a KIA recipient with a roll of honour entry in De Ruvigny.
GVIR Military B.E.M, 1939-45 Star, Africa Star with 1st Army Clasp, Italy Star, Defence Medal & War Medal
The award of the recipients military B.E.M was published in the London gazette 24-8-1944 for services in Italy. This states that he was a resident of Keighley, Yorkshire. The recipients citation for the B.E.M states he was serving with 499 artillery coy R.A.S.C & was awarded his B.E.M with the following citation.
For a long period this man has been a motor cyclist on communication duties in the forward area. He has never failed to reach his destination in spite of adverse weather & almost impassable roads, often travelling at night through thick traffic, without lights.
Driver Nelson is 37 years of age. He has set the highest example of devotion to duty & is worthy of high praise.
GVF/NEF & Court mounted for display. Complete with copy London gazette & citation 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
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.
GV 1st type WW1 DCM & WW1 Pair To- 14710.SJT.W.JOHNSON.NORTH'D.FUS William Johnson from Gateshead enlisted in to the 10th service battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers 9-11-1914 & was awarded the DCM for service in Italy in the London Gazette 3-6-1918 with the citation being published 21-10-1918. The citation states For conspicuous gallantry & devotion to duty at all times in operations.On one occassion, when going in with his company to relieve a battalion, owing to severe shelling and bad conditions, his platoon was cut off.After getting it into a trench for cover, he personally reconnoitred the way to the front post, afterwards returning, leading up his platoon, and effecting relief.His courage and initiative were worthy of high praise. He was discharged with a silver war badge 24-3-19
GVF or better with very minor contact marks in the obverse field on the DCM & complete with MIC details, Medal roll details & London gazette details
WW1 Military Cross (MC) & WW1 Pair
Oswald Edward Henry Leslie was born in Rawalpindi India 20-5-1894 & was the son of Lieut Colonel John Henry Leslie JP.DL.RA. He was commissioned in to the West Riding R.G.A 29-10-1914 & awarded the MC in the London gazette 1-1-1918. Serving with the 234th siege battery of the R.G.A.He was serving with the 71st West Riding brigade RFA by 1921 when he applied for his medals & gave his home address as Gunnersholme, Melbourne Avenue, Sheffield. He died in Sheffield age 59 on 1-12-1953
NEF & complete with MIC details, London gazette details & medal roll details
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