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« Reply #45 on: May 14, 2010, 10:45:27 PM »

Military Medal GV named
15948 Pte-L.Cpl J Jameson 8/R Lanc R

British War Medal
15948 A-SJT J Jameson R Lanc R

With copy Medal Index Card and London Gazette entry & headers
John Jameson served in France from 27 September 1915 he was awarded the Military Medal
London Gazette 14 May 1919 the recipient came from Warrington. The 8th (Service) Battalion
was formed at Lancaster in October 1914 and landed in France on 27 September 1915 it
ended the War near Solesmes, France
Item number: 250631088357
Item location: Warsash, Hampshire, United Kingdom

A very good George V Military Medal for Bravery in the Field correctly named to:

35247 Pte. F. G. BURNELL 16/R.WAR.R.
in GVF condition complete with ribbon, ex DNW auctions and comes complete with MIC,
 MM card, LG entry 14th May 1919 and a copy of the Wellington Journal and Shrewsbury News
from May 1919.

The 16th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment were known as the 3rd Birmingham Pals.
The MIC confirms the award of a BWM/VM pair.
The MM card confirms Francis George Burnell was awarded the MIlitary Medal for France with
the LG entry 14/5/19.
The LG entry confirms the award of the MM and states Private Burnell was from Wellington,
Shropshire.
Finally a copy of the Wellington Journal and Shrewsbury News from May 1919 again confrims
the award of the MM.
Other item info
Item number: 110532916593
Item location: Bromsgrove, United Kingdom


Identity Disc s DOG TAG  original  "as worn" named to
QUINLAN D  P 644522 116 BN Can
     
this is the stay with the soldier octagon double hole tag ..never to leave the body
Identity disc
Transfered  to the Veteran Durham County CEF Battalion ll6th Canadian Infantry Fighting
Line Regiment of the CEF Canadian Expeditionary Force
The verification photocopy of Military Medal MM recipient card with this  Tag with dates
and reference numbers for further research possibilities
Other item info
Item number: 200472109053
Item location: Ontario, Canada

WWI Military Medal and Trio to the Somerset Light Infantry named to
3-6040. Pte. A.S.Moore. Som.L.I. The M.M. is named to 6/Som.L.I. All impressed as issued
and mounted to wear. Slight knocks on M.M. Otherwise in nice condition. Genuine, full size
with original ribbons.
Item number: 270576692270
Item location: somerset, United Kingdom

A GROUP OF FOUR WORLD WAR ONE MEDALS
NAMED TO ALBERT A BENNIS - G-35481 PTE A. A. BENNIS MIDDX'R
THESE ARE GENUINE MEDALS BUT HAVING CHECKED THE MEDAL INDEX CARD FOR ALBERT A BENNIS,
IT WOULD APPEAR HE WAS ONLY ENTITLED TO THE BRITISH WAR MEDAL AND THE VICTORY MEDAL!
THE MILITARY MEDAL IS GENUINE BUT HAS BEEN RENAMED AS HAS THE BRITISH WAR MEDAL,
THE 1914-15 STAR MUST ALSO BE RENAMED
Item number: 180505340560
Item location: Aylesford, United Kingdom



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« Reply #46 on: May 30, 2010, 01:43:25 PM »

Military Medal GV to Lance Corporal Bernard Murphy who won his MM whilst serving with
 XV Corps Army Cyclist Corps later transferring to the Tank Corps he was discharged in
August 1918 due to sickness contracted on active service
5611 L Cpl B Murphy XV Cps Bn ACC
With copy Medal Index Card and London Gazette entry & headers and Silver War Badge roll
entry
Bernard Murphy originally enlisted into the Somerset Light Infantry Private No 15850 on
25 October 1914 and first served with the Army Cyclist Corps in France from 9 September
1915 winning his Military Medal with XV Corps Cyclist Battalion London Gazette 14 December
1916. Murphy later transferred to the Tank Corps and was discharged 5 August 1918 the
result of sickness contracted on active service.
Item number: 250641941769
Item location: Warsash, Hampshire, United Kingdom



Medal group consisting of MM, 1914/15 trio and LSGC. WW1 medals named correctly to
 8054 L/Cpl to Sgt J T Fearon Essex Regt (1/Essex on MM) and LSGC  5998051 Sgt J T Fearon.
 Silver medals are all dark toned. Ribbons a bit tatty but original. WW1 medals mounted on
a brooch for wear.  LSGC loose on ribbon. Comes with copy MIC showing all WW1 entitlement
and lists service as Balkans from 25/04/15.  A very desireable gallantry group.
 Item number: 250641844952
Item location: Doddington, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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« Reply #47 on: June 05, 2010, 11:16:00 PM »

 
WW1 Military Medal named to Artists Rifles Prisoner POW   
764631 Pte Robert Brown 1/28 London Regiment  WW1   
George V Military Medal   
for Bravery in the Field     
Named to: 764631 Pte R Brown 1/28 Lond R   
   
This is a super opportunity to acquire a Military Medal that has been partly researched.   
Robert Brown was born in 1882, home address Leggatts Farm, Kings Walden, Hitchin, Herts. and was a Bank Clerk, before joining up.   
1/28th London Regiment, also known as Artists Rifles.   
   
This is only one of 15 Military Medals awarded to the Regiment. As mentioned below, Pte Brown was also entitled to the Meritorious Medal, of which only 14 were awarded to the Artists Rifles. This makes this individual and medal extremely rare.
He was also a Prisoner of War, this needs to be researched further.
   
Accompanying copy documents as listed.   
I am happy to email docs, as they are slightly easier to read than the copies printed. His service papers as downloaded are of poor quality.   
Military Medal - London Gazette - Number 30540, page 2409, Saturday 23rd February, 1918.   
   
Copy of confirmation of his award of the Meritorious Service Medal, London Gazette, Number 30750, Page 7133, Monday 17th June 1918.   
   
Casualty Form Active Service   
Embarked  Southampton 16.02.1917
Disembarked Le Havre 17.02.1917
Joined Battalion In the Field 26.02.1917
   
Military History Sheet   
Clearly shows   
Awarded Military Medal   
Awarded Meritorious Medal   
   
Protection Certificate And Certificate of Identity   
Dated & Stamped 12-Feb-19 
   
Statement as to Disability   
Dated & Stamped 22-Feb-19 
He has signed the disclaimer, that he is not suffering, which for a POW must be unusual.   
   
Service Record v1   
Recorded as MISSING in the Field, entry made on the 5th April 1918. 23-Mar-18 
   
Short Service Attestation   
Statement of Service   
This clearly states that he was listed as a POW   23-Mar-18 
   
Copy Letter from his Mother to the Army. With a Compliment slip from the Manager of The
St Neots Branch of the London County Westminster & Parrs Bank. 24-Apr-18 
I think this letter is a request to the Army to send a food parcel to her son, presumably
as a POW.   
The compliment slip shows MM and MSM has been written.   
Robert Brown is listed as a Bank Clerk   
The family address is shown as Leggatts Farm in Kings Walden, Hitchin, Herts.   
I include a copy of his family tree. Confirmed by the fact that his Father is listed as
Alfred Brown on several documents and the note from Elizabeth Brown to the Army is shown
as Mother.   
Other documents include   
Medical history   
Enlistment description   
Medal Card from National Archive, which intriguingly does not list MM or MSM. 
   
I will also include 3 pages from;   
The Regimantal Roll of Honour and War Record of The Artists Rifles. 
These will name Robert Brown as recipient of both awards and enable the researcher to confirm
that he is in fact the only soldier to receive both awards.   
Item number: 350363250661
Item location: Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
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« Reply #48 on: June 07, 2010, 09:36:03 AM »

WW1 5 Medal MSM MONS STAR GROUP + Photos 17th LANCERS
WW1 military medal set of three consisting of George V MM,
British War medal and Allied victory medal. The medals were awarded to
242362 Pte J Rycroft 2/5 E Lan R”. The medals have been mounted for display
along with a regimental cap badge, photocopy picture of Private Rycroft wearing
 the MM ribbon on his tunic. The group comes with a folder of research which
details that the MM was London Gazette 27th June 1918.

over 20 photo's

Item number: 120580318174
Item location: Snodland, United Kingdom
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« Reply #49 on: June 11, 2010, 10:59:56 AM »

A rare Military Medal, 1914-15 Star trio, Memorial Plaque and surviving Service Papers to a man of the 5th (Service) Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment who was Killed in Action in October 1918.  Frederick Henry Higgins was awarded his Military Medal during theBattle of the Somme for ‘bravery in the field’ in action at Mouquet Farm* on the 26th/27th September 1916, during the Battle of Thiepval.  Having already served in Gallipoli, he was killed just a month before the Armistice, during the Battle of the Canaldu Nord on the 1st October 1918.

Military Medal, 1914-15 Star Trio, Memorial Plaque and Service Papers
Frederick Henry Higgins, MM

5th (Service) Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment
Killed in Action on the 1st October 1918
During the Battle of the Canal du Nord


Frederick Henry Higgins was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire.  He was living in Puddletown,Dorset when he enlisted voluntarily into the Army in Dorchester on the 28th August 1914. He was 19 years and 3 months old and gave his occupation as ‘dairyman’.  At a medical the same day he was described as being 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 119 pounds and as
having a 35 inch chest.    He also had brown hair, hazel eyes and a ‘fresh’ complexion. Frederick was passed ‘fit’ for military service and joined the Depot of the Dorsetshire Regiment in Dorchester the next day, as Private 10085.  On the 1st September 1914 he was posted to the newly formed 5th (Service) Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment.

The 5th Battalion was formed in August 914 in Dorchester as part of Kitchener’s First New Army (K1) and moved to Belton Park (Grantham), initially attached as Army Troops to 11th (Northern) Division.  On the 29th September 1914, Frederick was posted to 11th Divisional Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps at Sheffield, presumably to undertake some sort of basic medical training prior to his battalion’s deployment overseas.

After eleven days at Sheffield he was posted back to his Regiment, rejoining them on the 10th October 1914.  On the 8th January 1915 the 5th Battalion transferred to 34th Brigade  11th Division.  After further training in the UK the battalion finally sailed from Liverpool aboard the Aquitania on the 3rd July 1915, going via Mudros (11th) and landing at “A” Beach, Suvla Bay on 6th August 1915.  Whilst on the peninsular they received the Battle Honours “Suvla”, “Landings at Suvla”, “Scimitar Hill” and Gallipoli 1915”
(for more information on the 5th Battalion’s time at Gallipoli go to the Regimental
Museum website here).

The 5th Battalion was evacuated from Gallipoli on the 16th December 1915 and went to Egypt via Mudros. They remained in Egypt until the 3rd July 1916, when they left Alexandria for France aboard the Transylvania, arriving at Marseilles on the 9th, moving to the Somme and arriving in position opposite Mouquet Farm on the 16th September.  The battalion attacked at Mouquet Farm on the 26th September 1916, during the Battle of Thiepval and it was during this action on the 26th and 27th that Frederick was awarded his Military Medal*.
  
Frederick was appointed Lance Corporal on the 23rd October 1916 and a month later, on the 15th November, the battalion war diary records that he was awarded his military medal (probably just the ribbon) whilst the battalion were at Pernois, north of Amiens.  The award was later announced in the London Gazette of the 6th January 1917.
Frederick was promoted to Corporal on the 9th June 1917 and was then granted leave from the 22nd November to 6th December 1917.  He continued to serve with the 5th Battalion throughout 1918, until on the 1st October 1918 Frederick Henry Higgins, MM, was killed in action, during the Battle of Canal du Nord.  He was one of 16 ordinary ranks killed in action that day and was buried in the Chapel Corner Cemetery, Sauchy-Lestree north west
of Cambrai, France.

After the war his medals were sent to his mother, Fanny Higgins of Stockton, Codford St.Mary in Wiltshire.

*The attack on Mouquet Farm was the only major action by the 5th Battalion during the Battle of the Somme.  Other men named in the war diary as receiving gallantry awards at the same time as Frederick (November 1916) are named as displaying exceptional bravery during this action, so it is safe to say that although not named, his award was for the same action.
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« Reply #50 on: July 04, 2010, 12:26:30 AM »

Military Medal (MM) GV named
18328 Pte J Oldfield 20-Manch R
British War & Victory Medals named
18328 Pte J Oldfield Manch R

With copy Medal Index Card, British War & Victory Medal roll entry, London Gazette entry
& headers for MM and War Diary mentioning Pte Oldfield.

The Medals are late issues, the MM with the later fixed suspender and the impressed
naming style that seen on 1930's GSM & IGS medals.

James Oldfield was awarded the British War & Victory Medals only, these were returned to
the Medal Office 29 October 1923 almost certainly due to the fact he had changed address,
the medals were re issued in October 1930 almost certainly along with his MM. The award
of the MM was announced in the London Gazette dated 17 December 1917 the recipient came
from Salford. The Battalion War Diary records Pte Oldfield of 'A' Company
(Right front Company) was awarded the MM for bravery during the fighting at Passchendaele in 1917
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« Reply #51 on: July 12, 2010, 11:12:12 PM »

nice Military Medal group issued to Frederick W. Wood, RFA. No. 806214.
MM named 806214 DVR F.W. Wood B. 296 BDE RFA - TF. with original ribbon.
Other two medals impressed 806214 DVR F.W. Wood R.A..  All in good condition with no edge knocks and come with the original box they were issued in. Also included is his Wound Badge.

Wood was born in Birmingham in 1894 and enlisted in Sept. 1914 and was  transferred to 147 Brigade, RFA (later 296 Bde - documented). His records show he spent several months in hospital after returning home after being gassed in Sept. 1917.
There is a letter from the RFA Records officer on issuing the Military Medal and a Certificate of Discharge (Mar 1919) recording the Military Medal and the mention in the London Gazette (Jan 28, 1918), Wound Stripe (one), Chevron Two Blues. All documents contained in their original wallets.
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« Reply #52 on: July 16, 2010, 08:13:26 AM »

 rare Military Medal, 1914-15 Star trio, Memorial Plaque and surviving Service Papers to a man of the 5th (Service) Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment who was Killed in Action in October 1918.  Frederick Henry Higgins was awarded his Military Medal during the Battle of the Somme for ‘bravery in the field’ in action at Mouquet Farm* on the 26th/27th September 1916, during the Battle of Thiepval.  Having already served in Gallipoli, he was killed just a month before the Armistice, during the Battle of the Canal du Nord on the 1st October 1918.
 
Military Medal, 1914-15 Star Trio, Memorial Plaque and Service Papers

Frederick Henry Higgins, MM

5th (Service) Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment Killed in Action on the 1st October 1918
During the Battle of the Canal du Nord

Military Medal:
10084 L.CPL F.H. HIGGINS. 5/DORSET: R.
1914-14 Star:
10084 PTE F.H. HIGGINS. DORSET: R.
British War and Victory Medals:
10084 CPL. F.H. HIGGINS. DORSET. R.
Memorial Plaque:
FREDERICK HENRY HIGGINS
 
These guaranteed 100% genuine medals and plaque come with: copy Medal Index Card
copy Medal Rolls for the 1914-15 Star and British War and Victory Medals
(confirming the award of the trio), Military Medal Index Card, copy London Gazette entry
and header for the Military Medal (5th January 1917), Commonwealth War Graves Commission
and Soldiers Died in the Great War details, copy Battalion War Diary for September,
October and November 1916 and September and October 1918, extracts from the History of
the Dorsetshire Regimental History, copy Overseas Death Certificate, colour photographs
of his  grave and most importantly a copy of his Service Papers (23 pages).

Frederick Henry Higgins was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire.
He was living in Puddletown, Dorset when he enlisted voluntarily into the Army in
Dorchester on the 28th August 1914.  He was 19 years and 3 months old and gave his
occupation as ‘dairyman’.  At a medical the same day he was described as being 5 feet 7inches
tall, weighing 119 pounds and as having a 35 inch chest. 
He also had brown hair, hazel eyes and a ‘fresh’ complexion.  Frederick was passed ‘fit
for military service and joined the Depot of the Dorsetshire Regiment in Dorchester the
next day, as Private 10085.  On the 1st September 1914 he was posted to the newly formed
5th (Service) Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment.

The 5th Battalion was formed in August 914 in Dorchester as part of Kitchener’s First New
Army (K1) and moved to Belton Park (Grantham), initially attached as Army Troops to 11th
(Northern) Division.  On the 29th September 1914, Frederick was posted to 11th Divisional
Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps at Sheffield, presumably to undertake some sort
of basic medical training prior to his battalion’s deployment overseas.
 
After eleven days at Sheffield he was posted back to his Regiment, rejoining them on the
10th October 1914.  On the 8th January 1915 the 5th Battalion transferred to 34th Brigade
in 11th Division.  After further training in the UK the battalion finally sailed from
Liverpool aboard the Aquitania on the 3rd July 1915, going via Mudros (11th) and landing
at “A” Beach, Suvla Bay on 6th August 1915.  Whilst on the peninsular they received the
Battle Honours “Suvla”, “Landings at Suvla”, “Scimitar Hill” and Gallipoli 1915”


The 5th Battalion was evacuated from Gallipoli on the 16th December 1915 and went to Egypt
via Mudros.  They remained in Egypt until the 3rd July 1916, when they left Alexandria
for France aboard the Transylvania, arriving at Marseilles on the 9th, moving to the
Somme and arriving in position opposite Mouquet Farm on the 16th September.  The
battalion attacked at Mouquet Farm on the 26th September 1916, during the Battle of
Thiepval and it was during this action on the 26th and 27th that Frederick was awarded
his Military Medal*. 


Frederick was appointed Lance Corporal on the 23rd October 1916 and a month later, on the
 15th November, the battalion war diary records that he was awarded his military medal
(probably just the ribbon) whilst the battalion were at Pernois, north of Amiens. 
The award was later announced in the London Gazette of the 6th January 1917.
 
Frederick was promoted to Corporal on the 9th June 1917 and was then granted leave from
the 22nd November to 6th December 1917.  He continued to serve with the 5th Battalion
throughout 1918, until on the 1st October 1918 Frederick Henry Higgins, MM, was killed in
action, during the Battle of Canal du Nord.  He was one of 16 ordinary ranks killed in
action that day and was buried in the Chapel Corner Cemetery, Sauchy-Lestree north west
of Cambrai, France.

After the war his medals were sent to his mother, Fanny Higgins of Stockton,Codford St.
Mary in Wiltshire.

*The attack on Mouquet Farm was the only major action by the 5th Battalion during the
Battle of the Somme.  Other men named in the war diary as receiving gallantry awards at
the same time as Frederick (November 1916) are named as displaying exceptional bravery
during this action, so it is safe to say that although not named, his award was for the
same action.
 
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« Reply #53 on: August 21, 2010, 10:47:46 PM »


This is an original World War 1 Military Medal group of 4 awarded to Harold Lowock M.B.E., M.M.  The group also includes Harold Lowcock’s birth certificate (a copy issued in 1909!), wedding certificate from 1922, a copy of his Will and a couple of obituaries from local papers.

Harold Lowock was awarded the MM for services in France whilst serving with the Royal Field Artillery, which was announced in the London Gazette dated 29/08/1918. 

In later life he was awarded the MBE (Member of the British Empire) for services to local government in Ripon and Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, which was announced in the London Gazette dated 12/06/1971.

The group for sale consists of the following:

Military Medal – Named to 72968 Sjt H Lowock B.83/BDE RFA

1914 – 15 Star – Named to 72968 Gnr H Lowock RFA

British War Medal – Named to 72968 Sjt H Lowock RA

Victory Medal – Named to 72968 Sjt H Lowock RA

One of the obituaries goes into a great detail about his life stating that he was a master tailor by trade and served the local government for over 40 years as a local councillor and alderman (a service for which he received the MBE).  The obituary also mentions his service in the 1914-18 war with the Royal Field Artillery for which he received the MM and was also mentioned in despatches (MID).

Unfortunately I am unable to find an entry in the London Gazette for the MID, so am unable to confirm whether he was mentioned in despatches.  The reference in the obituary possibly could mean that he received a Brigade Certificate during his service.

The condition of the group is fantastic, I do not think that they have been worn as the medals are very ‘crisp’, ie no edge knocks or rubbing.  The ribbons are original.

The Medal Index Card confirms the entitlement of the 1914-15 star trio and states that he entered France on 26/06/1915.  Also included is a copy of the index card showing that he is awarded the MM which was listed in the London Gazette on 29/08/1918.

Relevant copies of the London Gazette and medal index cards are included.

Please note that the group does not include the MBE, however these can be picked up relatively easily if you wish to complete the group.

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« Reply #54 on: August 29, 2010, 10:57:14 PM »

Military Medal (MM) GV named

47091 SJT H G Puckett 64/FD Coy RE

(64th Field Company Royal Engineers)

With copy Medal Index Card, London Gazette entry & headers and details extracted from his
service record

Henry George Puckett was born in Preston, Dorset a brass moulder he enlisted into the
Royal Engineers for the second time on 31 August 1914 at Weymouth. Puckett had previously
served 8 years in the Regular Army, during this time he served in South Africa from 20
November 1899 to 28 June 1904 receiving the Queen & King's South Afica Medals, discharged
as a 2nd Corporal. Puckett was promoted 2nd Corporal 1 September 1914, Corporal 6 November
1914 and Sergeant 15 December 1914 he served in France from 11 May 1915. Awarded the
Military Medal London Gazette 11 October 1916 he was later Mentioned in Despatches by
Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig for distinguished service in France London Gazette
4 January 1917. Demobalized at the end of hostilities his home address is recorded as
2 Carter's Cottages, Park Street, Weymouth, Dorset
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« Reply #55 on: September 03, 2010, 10:54:03 PM »


1918 WORLD WAR ONE ORIGINAL TYPED CITATION CARBON COPY
FOR THE AWARD OF THE MILITARY MEDAL TO
260244 JOHN SAMUEL DAVIES OF THE GLOUCESTER REGIMENT,
DATED 4TH NOVEMBER 1918 ,  NICE ITEM
Item number:   200515691705
Item location:   Nash,Newport, Newport, United Kingdom
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« Reply #56 on: September 07, 2010, 02:03:00 AM »

Many thanks for your posts Tony very useful and much appreciated.I have just had in nearly 300 South African citations,over half those awarded.Information comes at present in a steady flow.2014 still the date for publication.Keep up the good work .Best wishes, Howard
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« Reply #57 on: September 25, 2010, 11:26:54 PM »


First time on the market since May 1980!

An Exceptionally RARE opportunity to bid for this MILITARY MEDAL & MGC Badge to a
CORPORAL & No.1 of his gun in the 58th Company, MACHINE GUN CORPS
for his CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY around 21st MARCH 1918 during the Opening phase of
'Operation Michael' - The great German Spring Offensive.

GENUINE & ORIGINAL MM (GvR) on long riband, with Correctly Impressed naming to :-

54773 CPL. E. J. AXELL. 58-M.G.C.

In Extremely Fine Condition, on old long riband.
This comes with an Original, double lugged 'M.G.C' Brass Shoulder Title & another old MM
Riband. The medal & items are exactly as they were purchased 30 years ago.
Additionally, the lot is accompanied by copy entries from the  London Gazette for MM,
Medal TWO Index Details (One shows Corporal & the other Acting Sergeant),
plus Unit & short Divisional history.

Corporal & Acting Sergeant Edward J. Axell came from RYE, East Sussex & served on the
Western front with 58th Machine Gun Company, part of 19th (Western) Division - named the '
Butterfly's' after their Divisional badge.

He was a veteran of many battles including in 1917 - Messines, Menin Road/Polygon Wood,
Broodseinde & the dreaded Passchendaele. But it was to be during the German Spring
Offensive of 1918, that Axell would really distinguish himself in action.

On 21st MARCH 1918, the Germans attacked & pressed hard towards St. QUENTIN & BAPAUME.

Manning & firing his Vickers gun, Axell fought the masses of German infantry that were
swamping the British positions. For his Conspicuous Gallantry & Devotion to Duty during
this epic battle for survival, he was Awarded the MILITARY MEDAL for 'BRAVERY IN THE FIELD'.

It appeared in the London Gazette on 16th September 1918.

The youngest Regiment of the British army, yet with one of the highest casualty rates.
Known as "The SUICIDE CLUB", the Gun teams of the M.G.C regularly drew unwanted attention
from German artillery, machine gun & rifle fire. Of some 220,000 Officers & men of the
Corps, 170,500 were Killed, Wounded or 'Missing'.

A highly desirable MACHINE GUN CORPS MILITARY MEDAL to a brave Corporal & GUN No.1 on the
Vickers Mk.5, for this Epic battle which stopped the German drive on the town of AMIENS.



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REMEMBERING, private frederick rodaway 307255 4th bn,the kings liverpool regiment
kia 18/aug/1916 wood lane, aged 47
private christopher rodaway 26333 2nd bn south lancashire regiment
kia 7/aug/1917 aged 22 nephew to frederick
lance corporal john wilkinson 22694 8th bn mgc
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« Reply #58 on: October 01, 2010, 05:45:51 AM »

sent to me by forum member david123,
 You know about the researching on Robert Conkie my uncle.

 
    His father George Conkie ( my Grandfather ) was also in the Kings Regiment Liverpool in the First World War.  He was awarded the Military Medal which is a great honour of course.  Unfortunately, the medal vanished and I don't where it went.  It was actually promised to my husband by my Grandfather because he knew my husband would look after it.  Alas, it vanished as the years went by as my Grandfather lived with his son ( brother to Robert Conkie ) and his wife ( my parents ).  They are now deceased.
 
    I am attaching the documents I have so you can see my Grandfathers achievements.
 
    I do not know the date the action took place or where my Grandfather won his Military Medal.  Though it was in France.
 
    The story in the family was that, my Grandfather and others were ordered over the top to attack a German machine gun emplacement.  Through heavy fire my Grandfather reached the machine gun emplacement and killed two Germans and captured others.  The odd thing was, he was on his own and was surprised that his chums had hesitated because of heavy gun fire.  This may be only a family tale embellished over the years.  Who knows ?
 
        After the war my Grandfather became a horse jockey ( he was only 5 ft 4in's tall ).  Later he became Head Stable Lad for Lord Wavertree.  He rode a horse for Lord Wavertree in the Grand National around 1934 and came fourth I believe.  The horse was named All White.
 
    My Grandfather was born in Scotland in the village of Maybole in Ayrshire.  His parents were bakers.  I have a copies of his birth and marriage certificates.
 
    I am sure you will find the attached documents of interest and may be visitors to your website would like to read about my Grandfather.  He was a wonderful man.
Medal card of Conkie, George
Corps   Regiment No   Rank
Liverpool Regiment    94371    Private Paid Lance Corporal
Date    1914-1920

 
  
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REMEMBERING, private frederick rodaway 307255 4th bn,the kings liverpool regiment
kia 18/aug/1916 wood lane, aged 47
private christopher rodaway 26333 2nd bn south lancashire regiment
kia 7/aug/1917 aged 22 nephew to frederick
lance corporal john wilkinson 22694 8th bn mgc
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« Reply #59 on: October 01, 2010, 05:47:31 AM »

more on george
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kia 18/aug/1916 wood lane, aged 47
private christopher rodaway 26333 2nd bn south lancashire regiment
kia 7/aug/1917 aged 22 nephew to frederick
lance corporal john wilkinson 22694 8th bn mgc
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