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WW2 DCM,MID,KIA,CHESH.R / SOE / RAIDING SUPPORT.R
Price: 8995.00 GBP  
Postage Cost: 15.00
Condition: NEF
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WW2 DCM,MID,KIA,CHESH.R / SOE / RAIDING SUPPORT.R

GVIR 1ST TYPE WW2 DCM,1939-45 STAR, AFRICA STAR WITH 8TH ARMY CLASP,ITALY STAR,DEFENCE MEDAL & 1939-45 WAR MEDAL WITH M.I.D.OAKLEAF TO, 4120967.A-L/SGT / CAPTAIN.T.KENNEDY.CHESHIRE.REGT. THOMAS KENNEDY ENLISTED IN TO THE CHESHIRE REGIMENT AGE 18 AND SERVED AT DUNKIRK WHERE HE WAS AWARDED THE DCM IN THE LONDON GAZETTE 22-10-1940 & WAS COMMISSIONED IN TO HIS OWN UNIT 10-1-1941 & WAS MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES FOR SERVICES IN THE MIDDLE EAST 13-1-1944.HE WAS ATTACHED TO THE RAIDING SUPPORT REGIMENT & WAS KIA SERVING WITH S.O.E DURING A RAID ON CORFU 27-6-1944.ONE OF ONLY 13 WW2 DCM TO THE CHESHIRE REGIMENT & THE ONLY MAN WHO WENT ON TO BE CONMMISSONED IN TO HIS OWN UNIT & THEN KILLED AS AN OFFICER WITH S.O.E.COMPLETE WITH A COPY PHOTO OF THE RECIPIENT AND DETAILS ABOUT THE S.O.E RAID ON CORFU & DETAILS WITH REGARDS TO HIS DEATH.HE IS BURIED IN THE BARI WAR CEMETERY & WAS 34 YEARS OF AGE AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH. THE CITATION FOR THE DCM STATES,On Saturday 31st May 1940.A section of machine guns was placed under command of TEMPLE FORCE on the left flank east of LES MOERES.All day they were in close contact with the enemy & from 1300 hours were subjected to intense artillery & mortar fire.This section caused great damage to the enemy & remained in action until ordered to withdraw.They were under the impression that from 1300 hours they were completley cut off.But they remained with their guns.By their action they held up the enemy adavance,protected the left flank & destroyed many enemy troops.Sjt Kennedy was the section commander & the privates the nos-1 & 2 of each gun.THIS CITATION WAS FOR THE AWARD OF THE MM TO ALL FIVE MEN LISTED. HOWEVER IN THE END KENNEDY WAS AWARDED THE DCM & THE FOUR PRIVATES RECEIVED A WELL DESERVED M.I.D. A TRULY SUPERB GROUP TO A GALLANT & BRAVE RECIPIENT WHO WAS TWICE DECORATED & KIA WHILST SERVING WITH SPECIAL FORCES.POSTAGE WILL HAVE TO BE ARRANGED AND PERSONAL COLLECTION AT THE SHOP OR AT A FAIR WOULD BE PREFERED



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