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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
1914-15 Trio & memorial plaque
Frederick William Hart first landed in France 31-7-1915 serving with the 10th battalion and sadly died of wounds in France & Flanders 16-7-1916. He was both born & enlisted in Horwich, Lancs & is buried in the Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery on the Seine in France which was the cemetery for number eight general hospital.
GVF or better & complete with MIC details along with details from both S.D.G.W & the C.W.G.C
WW1 1914-15 Trio & memorial plaque
Henry Harry Hall first landed in France 20-12-1914 serving with the 3rd battalion of the K.R.R.C.He was sadly killed in action in France & Flanders 5-5-1915. He was both born & enlisted in Bristol & having no known grave is commemorated on the Ypres Menin gate memorial.
GVF & complete with MIC details along with details from both S.D.G.W & the C.W.G.C
WW1 Pair & memorial plaque
To- 5583 / 202554. PTE.T.O.HENDERSON.L.N.LAN.R
Thomas Ottowell Henderson died in France & Flanders 20-2-1917 serving with the 1/4th battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire regiment. He was both born & enlisted in Bolton and was 19 years of age when he died.He is buried in Etaples military cemetery & is recorded by the C.W.G.C as the late son of Son of W. H. and S. Henderson, of 74, Deane Rd., Bolton, Lancs.
NEF & complete with MIC details along with details from both S.D.G.W & the C.W.G.C
1914 Mons star trio with original August to November 1914 clasp & EIIR 2nd type imperial service medal
George.Thomas.Smith enlisted in to the Royal Engineers 4-5-1911 & first landed in France 17-8-1914 serving with the 2nd signal company. He was discharged with a silver war badge due to sickness 28-7-16 from Fenny Stratford.
He was awarded his ISM in the London gazette 28-1-1958 for services as a Group office assistant at the Royal Ordnance factories as part of the Ministry of Supply, Woolwich
GVF & mounted as worn.
Complete with MIC & roll details for the trio along with London gazette details for the ISM.
The recipient was awarded his T.F.E.M in army order four of 1909 & was one of 52 EVII examples as issued to this battalion between 1908 & 1911
1914 Mons star trio with original August to November 1914 clasp & M.I.D oakleaves, GV GSM 1918-1962 with Iraq clasp, GVR 1st type army LS&GC & Corps of Commissionaires long service medal
To- 33888 / 1048569.GNR/BMBR/SJT.E.A.GREEN.
R.F.A / RA
Ernest.Alfred.Green first enlisted in 1904 & served for the duration of WW1. He re-enlisted in 1919 & took his final discharge in 1928 having been awarded his LS&GC in 1926.
He was mentioned in Despatches for services in France by Haigh whilst serving with the 71st battery, 36th brigade, Royal Field Artillery & this was published in the London gazette 4-7-1919.
Following his military service he was a long serving member of the Corps of Commissionaires and his long service medal from this organisation is named A.E.GREEN to the reverse
NEF /GVF & complete with MIC & medal roll details along with London gazette details and other basic research details
1939-45 Star, Africa Star with 8th Army clasp, Italy Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal with M.I.D Oakleaf, GVIR 1st type efficiency medal with Territorial suspender
The recipient was mentioned in despatches for service in the middle east in the London gazette 13-1-1944
The group is mounted as worn on two bars & comes complete with a large archive of original documents & photographs that includes the recipients AB64 Army paybook, Discharge book, M.I.D certificate, Dog tags, Brigade history, Cap badge & other assorted items.
A superb family group to the three Baker brothers from Sandiacre, Nottingham
1) 1914-15 Trio & Memorial plaque To-
1772.PTE / 2nd LIEUT.C.C.BAKER.A.P.C
Colin Claude Baker first landed in France 20-4-1915 serving with the Army pay corps A.P.C. He was commissioned in to the 13th service battalion of the Notts & Derby regiment 22-8-1915 & sadly died of wounds in France & Flanders 12-5-1917 serving with D-Coy of the 10th battalion. He is buried in Etaples Cemetery
2) 1914-15 Trio, Immediate M.S.M & Memorial plaque To- 1476.PTE/A-SJT.E.C.BAKER.A.P.C
Edgar Cecil Baker first Landed in France 12-2-1915 & was awarded the immediate M.S.M in the London gazette 17-6-1918. He was undertaking officer training and was attached to the Hampshire regiment prior to taking a commission in the Notts & Derby regiment. He was sadly wounded & gassed and died of wounds at home 19-6-1918. He is buried in Sandiacre (St.Giles) Cemetery, Nottingham.
One of only 81 immediate awards of the M.S.M to the Army Pay corps for WW1 & one of only 11 awards for France & Flanders.
3) 1914-15 Trio To-
Joseph.H.baker was the youngest of the three brothers & survived his service in WW1.
All three brothers were the sons of Joseph HENRY & Annie baker. A family of Lace Makers from Hill Crest, Sandiacre, Nottingham
The medals are GVF/NEF and are very lightly polished. They are housed in a hardwood period frame & come complete with a nice archive of original photographs and documents as pictured. Along with MIC details for all three brothers & details from both the C.W.G.C & S.D.G.W for the two who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The postage price reflects the weight of the items. I can remove the glass from the frame for posting but at the buyers risk.
1914-15 Trio To- 24082.PTE.G.H.BAGSHAW.LANC.FUS
George Henry Bagshaw from Barlborough near Chesterfield in Derbyshire enlisted in to the 1st battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers 10-3-1915 & Landed on Gallipoli 24-8-1915.He was discharged with a silver war badge 23-12-1916 having had both legs amputated due to frost bite. Prior to enlistment he was a coal miner at Barlborough colliery & lived on the high street in Barlborough.
NEF & complete with copy service papers, MIC details & medal roll details.
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