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WW1 Military Cross, WW1 Pair, WW2 Defence Medal & GVIR 1st type special constabulary faithful service medal To- 2-LIEUT.W.J.WINTER (pair)
& SUB-INSPR.WILLIAM.WINTER (on the S.C.F.S.)
William John Winter first landed in France in June of 1916 serving with the Notts & Derby Regiment.He was commissioned in to the 1/8th battalion of the regiment 3-8-1917.He was awarded the Military Cross in the London Gazette 8-3-1919 with the following citation.
On the 3rd of October 1918, during the attack on Ramicourt & Montbrehain. He exercised great skill & enterprise in the leadership of his company.Finding that flank troops were held up by machine gun fire from a village on his flank, he organized a party, stormed the village & mopped it up, thereby clearing the obstacle for the flank troops.He then pushed on to his detailed objectives, which were gained.Throught he showed great gallantry.
When he applied for the issue of his campaign medals in June of 1920 he gave a home address in Eden-Bridge, Kent
NEF & court mounted for display. Complete with both MIC & London Gazette details.
GVR 1st type WW1 Distinguished Service Medal
George Arthur Abbey was born in Hull 14-3-1885 & joined the Royal Naval Reserve 9-11-1915.
He was awarded the D.S.M in the London gazette
27-6-1917 for services onboard HMS Macfarlane as part of the Auxiliary Patrol 1916.He took his final discharge in 1923 & settled in Swansea.
He is also entitled to the 1914-15 trio
GVF or better & complete with copy service papers & London gazette details.
Royal Humane Society Bronze medal (successful)
To- RICHARD.ORBELL.(20th JULY 1958)
awarded for saving the life of a bather who was in trouble in the sea at Brighton.The recipient was a 28 year old lifeguard.
GVF or better & complete with the ribbon buckle bar & a copy newspaper cutting which includes a photograph of the recipient.
Bronze Royal Humane society medal (unsuccessful)
Awarded for a unsuccessful rescue at Shaldon, Devon
RHS case number 50989
NEF & complete with the original ribbon buckle
GVR 1st type Military Medal (MM) & 1914-15 trio To- T-182.DVR.T.M.CRYSTAL.4/COY.50/D.T.ASC.TF
Thomas Mostyn Crystal enlisted in to the Army Service Corps 8-9-1914 & first lanced in France 16-4-1915.He was awarded the Military Medal in the London Gazette 27-10-1916.He was wounded by gun shot to the left leg 29-4-1915 & was treated by the 14th field ambulance at the 8th casualty clearing station. He was discharged with a silver war badge due to sickness 13-2-1919. The 1939 register states that he was born in 1884 & in 1939 was living at
23 Long cross row, Seaton Burn. Whilst earning a living as a colliery surface worker & serving in the Special Constabulary.
NEF with MIC details along with London Gazette & medal roll details.
WW1 Military Medal (MM) & pair
To- 92860.CPL.A.E.ELLIS.R.G.A / R.A
Albert E Ellis was awarded the Military Medal for services in France in the London Gazette 20-8-1919.
This stated that it was for services with the 180th Siege Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery & also stated that the recipient was a resident of Manchester.
NEF & Complete with both MIC & London Gazette details.
GVR 1st type immediate WW1 M.S.M
Francis.J.Dollins from Leeds first landed in Egypt
10-8-1915 with the rank of Engineer Clerk CPL. He was mentioned in despatches in the London gazette by Sir Douglas Haigh for services in France 4-1-1917 & this was followed by the award of the Meritorious Service Medal (M.S.M) also for services in France and this was published in the London gazette 17-6-1918.The Establishment for Engineer Services (E.E.S) was formed to deal with building, construction & maintenance of buildings & plant machinery under the care of the Royal Engineers.
NEF & complete with MIC details along with London gazette & other basic research details
GVIR 1st type Military Medal (MM), 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal & 1939-45 War Medal
The recipient enlisted 20-4-1935 & served with the 1st battalion of the South Wales Borderers. He was captured by the Germans at Tobruk 21-6-1942 & handed over to the Italians.He was first sent to Tarhuna & then on to Tripoli where he embarked for Italy along with 200 other sick & wounded prisoners of war. He escaped prior to the ships departure & swam ashore. He landed at Korbra & was handed over to a French officer & held at Tobruk.For these actions he was awarded the Military Medal (MM) in the London Gazette 4-5-1943. Upon his return to the UK he transfered to the 1st battalion of the Hereford Regiment & went on to serve in North West Europe. He was twice wounded in North West Europe 19-10-1944 & 1-4-1945 whilst serving with the Hereford Regiment.He is thought to be Arthur Glyndwr Davies who was born in 1911 & died in Pontypridd Glamorganshire in 1985.
GVF/NEF & complete with London Gazette details & WW2 casualty roll details that confirm both his time as a P.O.W & both of his wounds, research from the regimental museum.Along with a copy newspaper cutting from the Daily Mirror with a photograph that depicts the recipient having been to Buckingham Palace to be presented with his MM.
Small official correction to the letters LES of wales to the rim of the MM
GVR Immediate WW1 M.S.M
James.M.Hanna was a resident of Glasgow & first landed in France 13-12-1914.He was mentioned in despatches for services in France in the London gazette 25-5-1918 & this was followed by the award of the immediate M.S.M for his services with the 256th Motor Transport Company of the R.A.S.C
NEF with MIC & London gazette details.
GV 1st type Military Medal (MM), 1914-15 trio & GV T.F.E.M
John.W.Callaghan first landed in France 19-4-1915 and was awarded the MM in the London gazette 27-10-16. he later went on to serve under the later six figure T.F number 760096 & this is the number on his T.F.E.M awarded in 1921.
The 3rd Northumberland battery was part of the 50th division & was based at the drill hall in Dunn street, Newcastle.
GVF or better & complete with MIC details & London gazette details (later ribbon on the T.F.E.M as worn post 1922)
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