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« Reply #120 on: June 02, 2012, 11:50:47 AM »
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

 

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Re: THE MILITARY MEDAL ROLL 1914 -1919
« Reply #121 on: July 01, 2012, 08:14:05 AM »
British 1914-18 War Bravery Medal Group

Military Medal, War Medal & Victory Medal

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Gunner 106076 F.B.Allen. 129 Siege Battery.

Royal Garrison Artillery

A very desirable group of three officially awarded full size medals. They are complete with original ribons and are in a superb, very fine plus condition. The medals are described as follows,

Military Medal - George V type. Silver. 36mm in diameter. Correctly and offiicially impressed on the rim to, "106076. Gnr. F.B.Allen. R.G.A.".

British WWI War Medal - Silver. 36mm diameter. Correctly & officially named to "106076. Gnr. F.B.Allen. R.A.".

British WW1 Victory Medal -  Bronze. 36mm in diameter. Correctly and officially impressed
"106076. Gnr. F.B.Allen. R.A.".

I can confirm that the Military Medal was gazetted in the London Gazette on the 13th of March 1919.

Gunner Allen was a native of Manchester and was also  awarded the War & Victory Medal.

The medals would benefit from further research and study.

A very collectable group in super condition.

Postage from France to the U.K. by Insured airmail with tracking number will be 6.50p




 

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Re: THE MILITARY MEDAL ROLL 1914 -1919
« Reply #122 on: September 07, 2012, 02:06:01 PM »
Military Medal + Pair to
Clayton RFA from Denton Manchester Original Papers

Item number: 280960750153

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Re: THE MILITARY MEDAL ROLL 1914 -1919
« Reply #123 on: October 15, 2012, 08:24:30 AM »
the RAMC have won:3002 MM's: 95 MM's and first bar and 4 MM's and second bars.If this is so then this group is one of only 95.

MEDALS mounted as worn with some contact marks as expected regimental number on BWM  worn  by contact ,Victory medal has edge knock and brusing near regimental number..medals in overall nice condiction.MM is nice

Medals named

Military medal : 30210 SJT W ELDRIDGE 45/ FA RAMC
Reverse of bar engraved     S SJT W ELDRIDGE
1915 star          30210 SJT W ELDRIDGE RAMC

British war and victory medals 30210 W O CL 1 W G ELDRIDGE RAMC

medals mounted as worn in letter pouch...medals come with ORIGINAL WARRANT when he was promoted warrant officer 22.6.1918 and   ORIGINAL certificate of demobilization as a QMS..

William George Eldridge was born in Wendover Buckingham in 1891  the 1911 census shows him as a farm labourer living at Russell farm Wendover Buckinghamshire.He joined the Royal army medical corps 19.8.1914 and served in France with 45 Field Ambulance from 8.7.1915.Rapid promotion followed and by the wars end he had acheived the highest war substantive rank ( Non comm) of  warrant officer class 1 .

He won the military medal at MAMETZ WOOD 9th August 1916....London gazette 21.10.1916

The war diary for that period reveals the deed for which he won the MM

30210 Sergeant W Eldridge has been awarded the Military Medal for gallantry and devotion to duty on 9th August 1916.In evecuationg  and looking after the casualties during a very heavy bombardment of MAMETZ WOOD and carrying on with the work of receiving gassed men from a dugout after captain Raymond (RAMC) had been wounded and later Captain Hamilton (RAMC) had been gassed.

Awarded a Bar to the Military medal London gazette 18.10.1917 for gallantry during the battle of Pilckem Ridge 31st July 1917  S(staff) SERGEANT W ELDRIDGE (BEXHILL)

The war diary adds:on 30th July 1917 zero hour for the next days attack was announced for 0350.At 0450 stretcher bearers followed 45 infantry brigade into the attack.At 0640 waliking wounded began to arrive back at the forward position the dressing station was at Vlamertinge.Trains were successful in evacuationg the wounded 60 at a time.By0700 the first german prisoners came in and by 0945 the Manin road first aid post was full of wounded,the Potijze first aid post the same.At 1100 lorries arrived to collect the walking wounded at 1110 oc  and forward bearers establishing themselves at Bavaria House at the relay point and stretcher dump where stretcher bearers will take over from the forward bearers.Bavaria House being the most forward point before the attack.At1300 sixty extra stretchers arrived from main Dressing station.At 1730 Captain leslie commanding forward bearers from 45 Filed Ambulance reports he has formed a forward dressing s6tattion 800 yards in formt of bavaria House near Potjze-Zonnebeke road ,coming under fire one of his Segeants killed and three privated wounded.At 1930 reports received that our advancing infantry unsupported on both flanks are beginning to fall back,adavnced stretcher bearers also falling back.At 2030 discovered Captain Leslie and his bearers on the eastern ridge of Frezenberg  Ridge ,by daylight this position would be in full view of the enemy,small parties of infantry falling back.At2230 MO's and bearers returned to Potije,excpet for captain Shepherd(RAMC) and 50 men carrying on at Bavaria House,our infantry having fallen back to the captured second position.he wounded continued to be cleared all night

work continued the following day 1st August our infantry having dug in to defend the captured second objective,every effort being made to contact regimental MO;sFirst Aid post at Menin road and Potijze clear of wounded by midnight at 0730 Captain Warren (RAMC) reported that his first aid post at Belgian Battery Corner had delt with the evacuation  1323 walking wounded

William George Eldridge was transfered to the army reserve 15th February 1919.In 1917 his address was at Bexhill on Sea Sussex

Medals come with full pages of war diary for 31st July 1917..and entry for his MM for Mametz wood,Census and Medal index card.



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Re: THE MILITARY MEDAL ROLL 1914 -1919
« Reply #124 on: March 15, 2013, 09:16:20 AM »
  World War One Military Medal for Bravery in the Field named to 26215 PTE. C.F. KINGHORN 14/CAN. INF.
 Charles Frederick Kinghorn was born at Cambray, Ontario in 1897.  He served three years with the Queen's Own Rifles Canadian Militia in Toronto before the war. In August 1914 he volunteered for active service with the First Canadian Contingent.  He attested into the 14th battalion at Valcatier and sailed for France on October 3, 1914.  He went to France with his Battalion in February 1915.  he was reported as missing in the Toronto newspapers at the 2nd Battle of ypres and his brother, Joesph, a Toronto hat maker was reported as wounded.   By the 1st of August 1915 he was back in the front line with the 14th Battalion.
 
In July 1916 he was sent on a Trench Mortar Course and then seconded to the 3rd brigade Trench Mortar Battery.  He was awarded the Military medal for his actions on the 15th of August 1917 at Hill 70. The Military medal comes with a great fighting citation. 
 
On the 3rd of October 1918 he suffered a gun shot wound to the leg.  He was discharged from the CEF at Toronto in March 1919.
 
On the 25th of April 1922 he enlisted in thge Royal Canadian horse artillary at Kingston Ontario.  He went AWOL from the RCHA on October 28th, 1923 and was struck off strength.   

CITATION for MM.  For coolness, resourcefulness and bravery displayed on Aug: 15, 1917.  This Private repeatedly led carrying parties through heavy barrages across no mans land into the captured enemy position.  His bravery and ability as a guide enabled his unit to keep forward a constant supply of ammunition on which the whole success of the unit's operations depended.  His enthusiasm was so great that he repeatedly volunteered for dangerous duties and carried on without sleep until the Battery was relieved.

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« Reply #125 on: March 18, 2013, 12:21:09 PM »
World War One Military Medal Group to 57482 Sgt William Minnis / 36th Ulster Division Engineers in near mint condition.
William Minnis was awarded his MM in the London Gazette on the 22nd January 1917, also mentioned on page 334 of Cyril Falls History of the 36th ( Ulster ) Division.

William was a time served riveter working in Harland  and Wolff and working in the yard when the Titanic was being built as a riveter he would have been pulled in for such a major job. There are 41 pages of research from his Medal Index Card to copies of slips for the 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
There is even a slip for his release from the Army dated 13/08/18 for Ship Building.
William was born in Lisburn, Co.Antrim and his address was given as 13 Ribble Street, Belfast.

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« Reply #126 on: April 05, 2013, 08:54:22 AM »
A genuine WWI medal pair . The Military Medal for Bravery in The Field inscribed R- 37934 Pte D V Ottaway 13/ K.R.R.C. The British War Medal inscribed R- 37934 Pte D Ottaway K.R.Rif.C. Includes a letter  addressed to Ottaway Q B1 Ward Graylingwell War Hospital Chichester Sussex dated 5th May 1917 regarding the injury sustained in combat and recommending recognition for gallant conduct. Dudley Vigor Ottaway Born 25.4.1892 . Died 4.1.1975.

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Re: THE MILITARY MEDAL ROLL 1914 -1919
« Reply #127 on: May 26, 2013, 08:11:11 AM »
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

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« Reply #128 on: June 05, 2013, 07:47:13 AM »

A WORLD WAR ONE MILITARY MEDAL AND 1914 STAR(WITH MONS BAR), BRITISH WAR MEDAL, AND VICTORY MEDAL TO, 40681 SJT. R.S. HINDLE R.F.A., HIS RANK ON THE STAR IS GUNNER. ALSO COMES WITH HIS LONDON GAZETTE ENTRY ON THE 17th JUNE 1919, THIS SHOWS HIM AS BEING IN THE A / 190th BDE. AND ALSO SHOWS HE WAS FROM LIMERICK.

 WW1 medals awarded to Ernest Walter NORMAN of the 1st Battalion,Royal Warwickshire Regiment who was from Birmingham.
The group is confirmed as his complete entitlement of medals which comprise of GV Military Medal named to 21929 Pte E.W.NORMAN.1/R.WAR.R. and his British War and Victory Medals both named to 1516 PTE E.W.NORMAN.R.WAR.R.

The group comes with research which includes a copy of the MM medal index card confirming that the award was for service in France and the date of the London Gazette entry being 28/01/1918.A copy of the London Gazette entry dated 28/01/1918.A copy of the medal index card confirming entitlement to War and Victory medals only.It also confirms his entitlement to the Silver War Badge (missing from group) and having rejoined in the Labour Corps.A copy of the War and Victory medal roll.A copy of the War Badge roll confirming his War Badge serial number of 421929 which in part was allocated as his service number on his MM (21929).On computer disk there is a copy of the Battalions regimental war diary for the period of relevance and a few other bits such as Census research.

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« Reply #129 on: June 13, 2013, 05:44:04 PM »
World War 1 Military Medal group plus Defense Medal (unnamed) correctly named as follows to Pte A(lbert) E(dward) Hurl

MM - 85449 Pte A.E. Hurl 196 / Coy M.G.C.

BWM - 85449 Pte A.E.Hurl M.G.C.
VM - 85449 Pte A.E. Hurl M.G.C.

Mounted in British Legion 1914-1918 embossed medal case on a bar.

Full Papers available online = 28 pages  - Attestation papers confirm Albert Edward Hurl originally enlisted in the Army Pay Corps No 3320 then transferred to the MGC

Albert Hurl - one of 5 out of 6 brothers who enlisted in the Great War - a native of St Ives, his parents ran the Bell Pub in The Waites St Ives.

See following link: http://www.huntscycles.co.uk/Soldiers/H/William%20Mapperely%20Hurl.htm
The picture is supposed to be of one of his brothers but since uncovering Albert's papers online and seeing his enlistment in the APC it is likely beyond every probability that the picture is of Albert - note the relative was unsure as there was no record of any relative serving with the APC.

The 196th MGC was part of 166 South Lancashire Brigade, 55th West Lancashire Division who were involved in the opening day of Passchendaele and the assault on Pilckem Ridge.

See link: http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Huntingdonshire/gallantrycitationsandawards.html
Note that this refers to an Arthur Hurl of St Ives and the MGC - a typo as there was not a brother called Arthur - Arthur was his Fathers name. The only Hurl brother from St Ives in the MGC was Albert.
Date of award - 31 st July 1917 Pilckem Ridge. Huntingdonshire Post announced the award on 31st August 1917 - further research available from that source.

Award for - "For covering retreat 31-7-17"

MM Gazzetted on 18th October 1917 Supplement 10722
Quote - 85449 Pte A.E.Hurl M.G. Corps (St Ives).

Subsequently Papers show Albert Hurl transferred to what looks like the 276th MGC and was in Basra for approx 7 months then moved on to Poonah before returning home.

A fascinating Passchendale Pilckem ridge MM group with some most interesting social history - further research available online and form Huntingdonshire Post archives.

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Re: THE MILITARY MEDAL ROLL 1914 -1919
« Reply #130 on: June 18, 2013, 04:59:39 PM »
George V issue Military Medal (MM) for bravery in the field awarded to
 SGT 245676  W Evans 12/ Manch R”.
 Medal is complete with ribbon. Some contact marks.
The MM was London Gazette 2nd April 1918.
Item number:200935500533

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« Reply #131 on: June 25, 2013, 07:18:13 AM »
MM ,AND TRIO TO SGT 14277  E.JONES. 24/MANCH.R.
AN IMMENSE ACT OF BRAVERY IN THE FIELD LED TO
PRIVATE JONES BEING PROMOTED TO SERGEANT

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« Reply #132 on: July 23, 2013, 05:05:01 PM »
Memorial Plaque,Cardboard envelope & Memorial Scroll-Manchester Regiment.
Harry Martin (on Plaque) 'Serjt Harry Martin MM Manchester Regt' (as inscribed on scroll).

SGT 7683 H.Martin 2nd Battalion.

Born Salford;Entitled to 1914 Trio;Died of wounds 13/9/1918.

Awarded Military Medal LG 24/1/19 for bravery at Amiens with 32nd Div when 2nd Manchester rushed the 'Tour de Defiance' Pill Box on edge of Square wood 10-11/8/1918.
Scroll illustrated in 'Great War collectors companion' (see second photo).
With 2 photos of Salford war Memorial,and copies of CWGC & SDGW printouts and copies of Medal index card and attestation papers.

 

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« Reply #133 on: August 09, 2013, 08:34:10 AM »
Military Medal GV to Private P Webster 20th (5th City) Battalion Manchester Regiment from Preston, Lancashire who won the MM for gallantry east of Polygon Wood, Passchendaele, when on 1 October 1917 the Germans launched a counter attack, consisting of three waves, particularly strong on the right flank Company. Completely repulsed, the Battalion received the Divisional Commander's congratulations for the 'Gallant way they withstood Bosch counter attacks this morning. Delighted to hear they have proved for themselves the value of their rifles'.

Military Medal GV

PTE,44501  P Webster 20/Manch R

MM London Gazette 17 December 1917
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The 20th Battalion Manchester Regiment took over the front line east of Polygon Wood on 30 September 1917, relief from 55th Battalion Australian Imperial Forces completed by 2230. At 0530 on 1 October an intense enemy barrage was put down and slackened at 0545. At 0600 the Germans launched a counter attack, this consisted of three waves consisting of approximately 100 soldiers in each wave. The counter attack was particularly strong on the right flank Company ('A' Company) and an SOS was sent up at 0545. As far as the Battalion frontage was concerned the attack was completely repulsed. After the failure of the attack, isolated Germans who had taken shelter in advanced shell holes carried on sniping. The Commanding Officer Lt Colonel D R Turnbull, DSO when going round was killed by a sniper at 0715. Afterwards the Germans sent out their stretcher parties under cover of the Red Cross flag. Enemy artillery fire continued and was accentuated at 1000 and 1130.

At night two patrols went out to patrol the Battalion front with a view to locating the enemy positions, information gained showed the enemy to be holding a line of Pill Boxes 300 to 400 yards in front of our line. The Manchesters were relieved the next day.

The 7th Division Commander sent a message to the Commanding Officer 20th Manchester Regiment dated 1 October 1917 in which he wrote -

'Please congratulate 1st Royal Welsh Fusiliers and 20th Manchester Regiment on the gallant way they withstood Bosch counter attacks this morning. Delighted to hear they have proved for themselves the value of their rifles and also that 1/RWF found they could easily get through a Bosch barrage in snake formation'.

The 20th Manchesters later taking part in the battle of Broodseinde 4 to 9 October 1917.

Private Webster is recorded as serving in 'A' Company and is one of 11 men to be awarded the MM for gallantry during October 1917.

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Re: THE MILITARY MEDAL ROLL 1914 -1919
« Reply #134 on: October 13, 2013, 03:45:58 AM »
MEDAL GROUP - THE MILITARY MEDAL: 1914-1918 MEDAL; GREAT WAR VICTORY MEDAL

25751 SJT EDWARD EVANS - ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY

along with copies of his service record, census records, London Gazette
his group comprises of THE MILITARY MEDAL, the 1914-18 Medal and Victory Medal, awarded to Sjt Edward Evans RFA along with related paperwork as follows:

Copy of his Medal Card
Copy of 'Military Medal' card

Copy of his service records including Attestation, Postings and Promotions, Military Medal slip, Military History - with handwritten note 'Military Medal awarded for Bravery in the Field', Enlistment and Examination Sheet, Medical Case Sheet (I have also transcribed this), Inside Sheet, another sheet describing his suitability to become an instructor.

Pages from the London Gazette mentioning his Military Medal
Copy of 1901 Census
Copy of 1911 Census
Information on the RFA

 The Military Medal and 1914/18 medal are both engraved to Sjt Evans, the Victory medal is blank so may have been issued/bought to replace the original one.
Edward Evans was born in Whitchurch, Glamorgan and became an electrical engineer. He signed up for service in 1914, and was awarded the Military Medal for 'bravery in the field' in France in 1918, aged 25. The Military Medal was instigated on 25th March 1916. This is an excellent opportunity to buy a researched and documented group of medals and a piece of real history - the people awarded the Military Medal did what they did for their friends and for their King and Country, not for the acclaim and awards.