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Mint boxed 1914-15 trio
William Donald Munro first landed on Gallipoli 1-9-1915 & sadly died on Malta 1-11-1915
He was born in Glencorse, Midlothian & enlisted in Berwick-on-Tweed whilst living in Edinburgh.
He was 21 years of age at the time of his death & is buried in the Pieta Military Cemetery on Malta.
He is recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as the late son of the Late.L.Munro & Mrs Munro of Edinburgh. It is worthy of note that he is buried in a grave with three other servicemen including another member of the Scottish Horse who died on the same day as this recipient
EF/MINT with original silk medal ribbons & complete with MIC details & details from both S.D.G.W & the C.W.G.C
Mint boxed 1914-15 Trio
To- 2nd LIEUT.G.MITCHELL.R.HIGHRS
George Mitchell was born in Bingley, Yorkshire and was the son of a mill owner. He was educated at Loretto school in Edinburgh.He was over six foot tall & once competed in a boxing match with Georges Carpentier the famous French boxer.
He enlisted in to the public schools battalion of the Royal Fusiliers in September 1914 & was soon commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Black Watch / Royal Highlanders.He was sadly killed
22-5-1915 when a trench mortor exploded accidentally whilst he was acting as the battalion bombing instructor.He is buried in the Fouquieres churchyard extension at Bethune & is recorded by the C.W.G.C as the late 26 year old son of Son of Tom and Marion I. Mitchell, of The Park, Ecceshill, Bradford, Yorkshire.
EF/MINT & complete with copy officers service papers, MIC details & other research details.
1914-15 Trio & Memorial plaque
Thomas Arthur Friend was a member of the 7th battalion of the Buffs & first landed in France 28-7-15. He was sadly killed in action in France & Flanders
21-3-1918 on the first day of the Kaisers March offensive. He was born in Swanley, Kent & enlisted in Marylebone whilst living in Stepney, Middlesex.
He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Pozieres memorial.
NEF/EF & complete with MIC details along with details from both S.D.G.W & the C.W.G.C
WW1 Pair To- 2nd LIEUT.H.C.MOXON
Hugh Cecil Moxon was commissioned in to the 5th Bedfordshire regiment
8-1-16 & landed in France 30-9-1916. He died of wounds attached to the 8th battalion of the Bedfordshire regiment 19-7-1917 age 20. He is buried in Bethune town cemetery & is recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves commission as the late son of The Reverend E.A.Moxon Vicar of All Saints, Newmarket & Maud.M.Moxon of Oak cottage, Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire.
NEF & complete with MIC details along with details from both O.D.G.W & the C.W.G.C
(TS-4991.S-SGT.F.L.EDWARDS.A.S.C on the pair)
Frank Leonard Edwards was born in Bridgnorth on 1890 & was the son of William & Fanny Edwards. His father was in business as a saddler with a business on Bridge street in Bridgnorth.Frank joined the family business but enlisted in to the A.S.C in November 1914 age 25. He landed in France with the A.S.C 13-7-1915. He was sadly wounded & died of wounds in France & Flanders 29-10-1918 serving with 14th Coy 17th Divisional Train A.S.C.He is is buried in Selridge British cemetery at Montay in France & by this time he was a married man & left a widow who received a letter of sympathy from his commanding officer who stated that he had been wounded on a night bombing raid.
VF with MIC details along with basic research details & details from both S.D.G.W & The C.W.G.C
WW1 Pair & Memorial plaque
Edward Sharp Died of Wounds in France & Flanders 24-9-1917 serving with the 20th service battalion of the Durham Light Infantry. (Weardale pals btn)
He was born in Winston, Yorks & enlisted & lived in Ferryhill, Durham. He was 24 years of age at the time of his death & is buried in Godewaersvelde British Cemetery & is recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as the late son of Mr & Mrs Edward Sharp of Ferryhill Village, Ferryhill, County Durham.
GVF & complete with MIC details along with details from both S.D.G.W & the C.W.G.C
WW1 Pair To- 290382.SPR.L.D.T.BELL.RE
Leonard Dobson Thompson Bell was born in
Percy Main & enlisted in North Sheilds. He joined the North Eastern Railway 12-7-1909 & was a gangman / plate-layer. He enlisted in to the Royal Engineers & after arriving in France he was issued with a new service number WR-506837 and was serving with the 12th port construction company of the Royal Engineers when he died of pneumonia in hospital at Rouen 8-11-1918 age 24. He is buried in the St.Sever cemetery extension at Rouen & is recorded by the C.W.G.C as the late son of Thomas & Mary Ann Bell of Percy Main, North Shields.
NEF & complete with MIC details along with other basic research including S.D.G.W & C.W.G.C details
1914-15 Trio To- SR-7977.PTE.J.CROXFORD.R.FUS
James Croxford first landed in France 9-2-1915 & was sadly killed in action in France & Flanders 3-5-1915 during the battle of St.Julien.Whilst serving with the 3rd battalion Royal Fusiliers.He was born in Hoxton & enlisted in Finsbury.He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Menin gate at Ypres.
The recipients 1914-15 star is named with the incorrect initial A as opposed to J but this is confirmed on the recipients M.I.C
NEF & complete with MIC details along with details from SDGW & the C.W.G.C
1914 Star trio To- S-6976.PTE.A.J.HULL.MIDDX.R
Albert John Hull first landed in France 7-11-1914 & sadly died of wounds at home 15-6-1915 serving with E-Company of the 2nd battalion
He was born & enlisted in Tottenham, Middlesex & was 20 years of age at the time of his death.
He is buried in Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery & is recorded by the CWGC as the late son of Mr & Mrs Hull of 80 Shelbourne road, Park Lane, Tottenham, London
EF & complete with MIC details along with detals from both SDGW & the CWGC
1914-15 Trio To- 21075.PTE.J.BALMER.YORK.R
John Balmer first landed in France 13-7-1915 serving with the 7th service battalion of the Yorkshire regiment (Green Howards). He was sadly killed in action in France & Flanders 2-4-1917 serving with the 2nd battalion. He was born in Candlish Park, Northumberland & enlisted at Wareham whilst living in Gateshead. He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Arras memorial.The CWGC state that he was the Son of the late Fredrick and Mary Ann Balmer, of 13, Morrison St., Gateshead-on-Tyne. His brothers George H and James also fell.
GVF or better & complete with MIC details along with details from both SDGW & the CWGC
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