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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
R.S.P.C.A Medal for meritorious service to animals
To- THE LORD O'HAGAN
The Lord O’Hagan, for eminent services in connection with the passing into law of the Slaughter of Animals Act, 1933’ (Ref. R.S.P.A. Annual Report 1934).
Maurice Herbert Towneley-O’Hagan was born on 20 February 1882, a son of the 1st Baron O’Hagan. Educated at Marlborough and Trinity College, Cambridge, gaining a M.A. , he succeeded his elder brother as 3rd Baron O’Hagan in 1900. Was Assistant Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty, 1906-07, and Lord-in-Waiting to the King, 1907-10. Served in the Great War as a Major in the Essex R.H.A., being invalided in 1918. A Honorary Colonel of the 6th Battalion Essex Regiment; he served in the Second World War as a Lieutenant in the 9th Forest Battalion Hampshire Home Guard.
Served as a J.P. and D.L. for Essex and J.P. for Hampshire. A member of numerous committees, including: Chairman of the Central Chamber of Agriculture, 1929; Member of the National Executive of the British Red Cross Society and V.A.D. Council; President of the British Dairy Farmers’ Association; and Member of the Ecclesiatical Committee of Parliament, 1920-32 and 1943. Was in receipt of the Spanish Order of Isabella the Catholic, Grand Cross and British Jubilee 1935. Latterly living at Little Salterns, Beaulieu, Hampshire; he died on 18 December 1961
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.
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
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