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2nd type military M.B.E,Defence medal, 1939-45 War medal, GVIR 2nd type GSM 1918-1962 with Malaya clasp & EIIR 1st type regular army LS&GC
To-880477.WO.CL.2 / WO.CL.1.T.LAING.RA
The recipient was awarded his MBE in the London gazette 11-6-1966 as a Royal artillery captain attached to head quarters of 48th division serving at the school of gunnery at Larkhill. He was a technical instructor and had served at Larkhill since 1963
Mounted as worn and GVF or better
Complete with lengthy citation for the award of the recipients M.B.E.
GVR Kaiser-I-Hind Indian M.S.M
The recipients award of the M.S.M is listed as being awarded for services in India
A nice award to Hodgson horse
WW1 MC, IGS 1895 WITH PUNJAB FRONTIER 1897-98 CLASP,1914-15 TRIO, 1911 CORONATION & EVII ARMY LS&GC TO, 384.PTE / SJT-MJR / LIEUT / CAPTAIN.QM.P.STEWART.H.L.I
Peter stewart joined the H.L.I in 1890 and rose to the rank of SJT-MJR by 1906.He was commissioned as quartermaster lieutenant at the outbreak of WW1 & landed in France with the 16th battalion 12-5-1915. He was awarded the MC in the London gazette 3-6-1916 & was twice wounded during WW1. He was also one of two recipients of the Royal Humane society bronze medal for saving the life of a comrade from the swollen Kabul river in 1897 (this is sadly missing from the group)
The MC is named on the reverse to Captain.p.Stewart H.L.I.1916, the IGS is named Sergt, The star named QM.LIEUT & the pair QM.CAPTAIN.the 1911 coronation is nicely engraved as SERGT-MAJOR & the LS&GC is named SJT-MJR.
A truly superb group and a rare combination of awards. GVF or better and complete with MIC details and a large file of research details
IGS 1895 with Punjab Frontier 1897-98 clasp & the same recipients Royal humane society small bronze medal to,NO-4153.PTE.T.SMITH.2ND.HIGH.L.I (on the IGS) & PRIVATE.THOS.SMITH.7TH.SEPT.1897 (on the life saving medal)
Private Thomas smith was one of two recipients of the Royal humane society medal for saving the life of a comrade who was drwning in the Kabul river whilst stationed at Hoti-Mardan 8-9-1897
GVF or better and complete with the top bar brooch to the life saving medal.Along with a copy write up of the medal presentation from the regimental magazine and medal roll details.
The IGS is named in the normal style to this regiment
1914-15 trio with M.I.D Oakleaves to,
David Doig Pratt from Anstruther, Fife was educated at St.Andrews university.He first landed in France 28-9-1915 and whilst serving in France was thrice wounded including a gun shot wound to the right knee at the battle of High wood 17-8-1916. He was mentioned in despatches by Haigh for services in France in the London gazette 2-1-1917 as part of the despatch dated 13-11-1916.
Post WW1 he returned to St.Andrews & became involved in chemical research. He was awarded the civil C.B.E in the London gazette 9-6-1955 as the director of chemical research at the laboratory department of science & industrial research.He had already been awarded the civil O.B.E in 1947 for services in the same roll.
During WW1 he served with both the 11th & 13th battalions of the H.L.I
NEF/GVF and complete with a file of research including copy photographs of the recipients, newspaper death notices and London gazette details along with copy officers service papers
GV immediate M.S.M to, 18057.C.S.MJR.J.H.ROCHESTER.196TH.COY.M.G.C
James.H.Rochester first landed in france 11-1-1915 as a L-CPL with the Wiltshire regiment. He was mentioned in despatches for services in France in the London gazette 21-12-1917 & after his transfer to the M.G.C he bacame a C.S.MJR & was awarded the immediate M.S.M also for services in France in the London Gazette 17-6-1918 & this states that he was a resident of Liverpool
NEF/EF & complete with both MIC & London gazette details
GV Immediate M.S.M to, 13069.SJT.J.W.LUND.10TH.W.YORK.REGT
John.W.Lund first landed in France 13-7-1915 & served with the 10th battalion.
He was awarded his M.S.M for services with this battalion in France & Flanders in the London gazette 18-1-1919.
The gazette states that he was a resident of Ben Rhydding (Near Ilkley)
This battalion had the sad distinction of having the highest casualty rate of any infantry battalion on the first day of the Somme 1-7-1916 with over 800 missing, killed or wounded on that day
GVF or better & complete with both MIC details & London gazette details.
Territorial force war medal, GV Territorial force efficiency medal & GV WW1 immediate M.S.M
James Leishman was awarded the immediate M.S.M for services in France & Flanders with the 2/8th West Yorkshire regiment in the London gazette 1-1-1918 & this stated that he was a resident of Leeds.
Complete with MIC details & London gazette details
WW1 MILITARY CROSS (MC) 1914-15 TRIO, IGS 1908 WITH WAZIRISTAN 1919-1921 CLASP & 1937 CORONATION TO, LIEUTENANT.J.L.VACHELL.R.F.A (ON THE STAR) CAPTAIN.J.L.VACHELL.R.A.F (ON THE PAIR) & FLIGHT LIEUTENANT.J.L.VACHELL.R.A.F (ON THE IGS) JOHN LYNE VACHELL WAS BORN 12-6-1892 IN MONMOUTHSHIRE AND WAS COMMISSIONED IN TO THE 2ND MONMOUTHSHIRE R.F.A 29-8-1914 SERVING WITH B BATTERY. HE QUALIFIED AS A PILOT IN JANUARY 1916 AND WENT TO SERVE IN EGYPT WHILST ATTACHED TO THE RFC. HE BECAME FLIGHT COMMANDER NO-15 SQUADRON R.F.C 5-7-1917 AND BY THE END OF THE WAR WAS ACTING OFFICER COMMANDING NO53 SQUADRON ON THE WESTERN FRONT. HE WAS AWARDED A PERMANENT COMMISSION IN THE RAF 1-8-1919 AND RELINQUISHED HIS RFA TERRITORIAL COMMISSION ON THE SAME DAY. HE WAS FLIGHT COMMANDER WITH NO-99 SQUADRON AND NO27 SQUADRON IN INDIA BETWEEN 1-4-1920 AND 20-2-1922. HE HELD A NUMBER OF APPOINTMENTS IN THE RAF IN INDIA, ADEN & QUETTA BETWEEN 1927 & 1937 WHEN HE WAS APPOINTED AS AIR ATTACHE IN BERLIN. HE WAS THE MAN WHO TOLD CHAMBERLAIN NOT TO GO TO WAR WITH GERMANY AS THE COUNTRY WAS NOT READY TO TAKE THE GERMANS ON IN BATTLE DUE TO THE SUPERIOR AIR POWER OF THE GERMANS. HE RETURNED TO THE UK ON ON THE OUTBREAK OF WW2 AND 15-3-1939 HE WAS SASO, HQ.NO-22 (ARMY COPERATIO) GROUP. HE RETURNED TO INDIA IN 1941 BUT RETIRED ON ILL HEALTH GROUNDS 21-5-1943 AND SADLY DIED IN THE RAF HOSPITAL HOLTON IN 1947. HE WAS INVOLVED WITH BRITISH INTELLIGENCE AGAINST NAZI GERMANY AND WAS PLACED IN HITLERS BLACK BOOK OF PEOPLE TO BE EXECUTED IN THE GERMANS EVER LANDED IN THE UK. COURT MOUNTED AS WORN AND COMPLETE WITH BASIC RESEARCH THAT CONFIRMS ALL OF THE ABOVE DETAILS. THE RECIPIENTS MC WAS AWARDED IN THE LONDON GAZETTE 18-1-1918 WITH THE FOLLOWING CITATION, For Conspicuous gallantry & devotion to duty. He did excellent work on many occassions, continually locating & engaging successfully enemy heavy batteries.
GVF OR BETTER
WW1 MILITARY CROSS (MC) & 1914-15 TRIO TO, 1431.PTE.A.BEDFORD.H.A.C (ON THE STAR) & CAPTAIN.A.BEDFORD (ON THE PAIR) CAPTAIN ALFRED BEDFORD WAS COMMISSIONED FROM THE H.A.C AND JOINED THE 8TH BATTALION OF THE NOTTS AND DERBY REGIMENT IN NOVEMBER 1915. HE WAS WOUNDED DURING A RAID ON VIMY RIDRGE IN APRIL 1916 AND EVACUATED TO ENGLAND. HE RETURNED TO FRANCE IN JULY 1916 AND COMMANDED C-COMPANY AT LENS IN APRIL 1917 WHERE HE LED AN ATTACK WITH UTMOST GALLANTRY. HE RETURNED TO THE UK BETWEEN NOVEMBER 1917 AND SEPTEMBER 1918 BUT ONCE AGAIN RETURNED TO FRANCE AS THE BATTALION TRANSPORT OFFICER. HE WAS AWARDED THE MC IN THE LONDON GAZETTE 3-6-1919.
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