Author Topic: THE MILITARY MEDAL ROLL 1914 -1919  (Read 151520 times)

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Re: THE MILITARY MEDAL ROLL 1914 -1919
« Reply #135 on: November 11, 2013, 02:12:38 PM »
WWI Military Medal and Bar correctly named to 74863 Gnr R.A. Allen  R.F.A. graded nearly extremely fine. With a copy of MIC and London Gazettes, MM announced in LG dated 14 May 1919 and Bar 23 July 1919. MIC to Robert Alexander Allen, entitled to 1914 star and clasp trio and Silver War Badge, first landed in theatre 23 August 1914 with 32nd Bde RFA. LG state C/104 Bde and from Woolwich on both. MM bar is loose on ribbon. SWB roll states enlidted 10/1/14 and discharged form 104 Bde 30/4/19 due to wounds, issued SWB No B195202. With copies of MIC, SWB roll, LGs
eBay item number:281204678324

WWI Military Medal and Bar and Victory Medal correctly named to 17610 Gnr F. Tickle  R.G.A. (R.A. on Victory) graded good very fine. With a copy of MIC and London Gazettes, MM announced in LG dated 13 March 1919 and Bar 17 June 1919. MIC to Frederick Tickle, entitled to 1914 star and BWM, first landed in theatre 14 November 1914 with 8th DACP RGA (Divison Artillery Command Post (I Think)). LG state from Sheeldfield on 1 and Newcastle-on-Tyne on the other. MM bar is loose on ribbon with ribbon sewn at top.
eBay item number:281204678316

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Re: THE MILITARY MEDAL ROLL 1914 -1919
« Reply #136 on: February 04, 2014, 02:18:59 PM »
Military Medal Group Lieut L Henshaw Lancashire Reg Manchester Reg
(Military Cross,)and trio.

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Re: THE MILITARY MEDAL ROLL 1914 -1919
« Reply #137 on: February 07, 2014, 07:09:02 AM »
Display court mounted WW1 British Army Military medal and trio group, awarded to Cecil Willie Wymer, of Banningham, Norfolk and who served primarily in the Territorial Forces during WW1 with the Yorkshire Regiment.

George V bust type Military Medal named in impressed capitals: 220464 PTE. C. W. WYMER. 1/ E. YORK: R.

1915 Star named in impressed capitals: 2931 PTE. C. W. WYMER. YORK: R.

British War Medal and Victory Medal named in impressed capitals: 2931 PTE. C. W. WYMER. YORK: R.

Good condition overall, showing polishing and post war wear.

Research shows that Cecil Wymer was born in Banningham, Norfolk in 1891 to William and Rossana Wymer. He is listed in the 1911 Census as residing in Tuttington, Norfolk, aged 20. He is shown as having enlisted into the Royal Field Artillery (for a period of 21 days only!), on the 28th August 1914 at Northallerton. His service number was 90388. Why he was discharged is anyone's guess, however he then pops up in the Yorkshire Regiment, with service number 2931, with action in France from 9th October 1915, followed by the East Yorkshire Regiment (Regimental number 220464) and again with the Yorkshire Regiment (Regimental number 200739). His M.I.C. also shows him being issued an S.W.B. badge (numbered 4973) possibly for wounds sustained in action.

His Military Medal is gazetted on page 1219 of the London Gazette for the 24th January 1919, for actions on the 29th August 1919. He is shown as serving with the Green Howards, 1/4 Battalion (North Walsham) Territorial Forces, who during this period had been reduced as a result of battle to cadre status and were mid month training new American soldiers and then date from the grand advances east, known as the Battle of Amiens and the Hindenburg Line, which saw links with the Australian Infantry battalions for this massive advanced into Germany. This battle broke the back of the German Army, with General Ludendorff calling this the 'black' day for the German Army. Cecil Wymer is shown as having been discharged. He died in Norfolk, aged 78 in 1969.

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Re: THE MILITARY MEDAL ROLL 1914 -1919
« Reply #138 on: February 08, 2014, 09:03:01 AM »
Military Medal, War and Victory medal group to Gunner Charles Lawrence Royal Field Artillery.
MM awarded in January 1916 for repairing signal wires under heavy fire.

MM: L-9479 Gnr C Lawrence  B.149 / Brigade RFA
War and Victory: L-9479 Gnr C Laurence  RA (incorrect spelling of surname as is common but number correct)
The group comes with four original documents and a copy of the Medal Index Card (see pictures):
1) Certificate of Transfer to the Reserve
2) Military Medalists' Association (with Charles Lawrence's name written in pencil on it)
3) Hand written note detailing when and where and what the MM was awarded for as well as unit information
4) Leaving the army letter from commanding officer to Gnr Lawrence
5) MIC (Laurence not Lawrence but correct number) confirming MM, War and Victory and also showing entitlement to 1914-15 star

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Re: THE MILITARY MEDAL ROLL 1914 -1919
« Reply #139 on: February 10, 2014, 07:30:38 AM »
Military Medal GV
P-963 SJT E S Tower 16/Rif Bde

With copy Medal Index Card, London Gazette entries and headers for MM and 1911 census details.

Edward Sydney Tower was born in St Pancras, London in 1880, he appears on the 1911 census as a 30 year old Traveler's Coachman, with his own business (recorded as an employer) residing with his wife Annie Louisa and 5 children at 7 Seabrooke Place, Clerkenwell, London, his first names are erroneously recorded as Sydney Edward. Tower enlisted into the 16th (Service) Battalion Rifle Brigade (St Pancras) 26 May 1915 aged almost 35 years. The 16th Battalion were raised in the Borough of St Pancras 2 April 1915 by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee and were taken over by the War Office 19 July 1915.

The 16th Battalion landed in France in March 1916 and formed part of 117th Brigade, 39th Division. Tower was awarded the Military Medal London Gazette 2 November 1917, an award for the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, Passchendaele 20 to 25 September 1917. At 0540 on 20 September 1917 the 117th Brigade assaulted with 17th Battalion Sherwood Foresters 16th Battalion Sherwood Foresters and 16th Battalion Rifle Brigade with 17th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps in Reserve between Shrewsbury Forest and Bulgar Wood SE of the Menin Road. On the right the Foresters pushed on to the western edge of Bulgar Wood, tacking a number of Blockhouses on the way to the Red Line. The Rifle Brigade came under fire almost immediately from Blockhouses in the 41st Division area, they took two of them and pushed on to take the Red Line. At 0700 the advance continued and the Blue line captured. German counter attacks were made at 1730, 1900 and 2100 but all were broken up by Artillery and small arms fire.

P-649 Sergeant William Francis Burman 16th Battalion Rifle Brigade received the Victoria Cross for this action London Gazette 26 November 1917

Edward Sydney Tower was discharged 20 March 1918 no longer fit for Military service. His age is recorded on discharge as 35 years and 5 months, he was at least 38 years old, he died in St Pancras in March 1939.

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Re: THE MILITARY MEDAL ROLL 1914 -1919
« Reply #140 on: February 13, 2014, 07:57:15 AM »
Superb Great War (WW1) Double Gallantry Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) Military Medal (MM) Group to 18395 Gunner Fred Stopford Royal Field Artillery. Fred Stopford was born in 1896 and came from Bury Lancashire England, He joined the Royal Field Artillery and went to France on the 18th July 1915. He sereved on the Somme in 1916 and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for Gallantry (London Gazette 13th February 1917). National Archives document WO 391/5 (Awards of Distinguished Conduct Medals) shows the award was for The Somme 24th June 1916-7th July 1916 which covers the Disasterious 1st Day Somme 1st July 1916. The Citation States:

" 18395 Gnr F. Stopford R.F.A. For Conspicuous Gallantry and Devotion to Duty. He reparied wire under heavy fire. Later although Wounded, continued to carry out his work until Wounded again."

Major General Tom Bridges Commanding 19th (Western Divsion) 27th July 1917 wrote

"This is to certify that No 18395 Gunner F. Stopford 6/87th Bn Brigade RHC Regiment performed the following Act of Gallantry on 27th June - 6th August 1916 at the Somme.

He was deeply employed in replacing telephone wires often under Heavy Shell Fire which he faced with complete indifference to his personal safety. Hw was wounded on the night of the 20th July by a shel Splinter whilst building an Observation Post but made no metion of the mater. On the 21st July he was again wounded by a Gunshot Splinter on the arm but remained at work until it was finished"

(the above appears to be from a Gallantry Card which no longer exsists but the details were copied - card possibly retained by the family when medals sold)

On the 28th September 1917 Gunner Stopford was again decorated with the Award of the Military Medal again for Gallantry on the Somme.

The Medal Index Card shows Fred Stopford was discharged to Z Reserve on the 3rd April 1919.

Naming of Medals:

DCM Impressed:  18395 GNR: F. STOPFORD A/87. BDE: R.F.A

MM Impressed:  18395 GNR: F. STOPFORD. HQ. 33/BDE. R.F.A.

1914-15 Star:  Engarved: 18395 NGR: F. STOPFORD R.F.A.

(Possible Type 3 Naming or Late Issue / Renamed) Spacing Type Face & Layout all Correct but for sake of arguments please treat as re-named
British War Medal & Victory Medal: Both Impressed:  18395 GNR. F. STOPFORD R.A.