WW1 Military Cross (MC) & 1914-15 trio with M.I.D Oakleaves. Housed in period bronze frame
Alexander John Kendrew was born in South Africa in 1881 & was a qualified doctor when he landed in France 20-4-1915. He was mentioned in despatches for services in France in the London gazette 4-1-17 & went on to be awarded the Military Cross also for services in France & Flanders in the London gazette 3-6-1916.He died in Colchester, Essex 23-10-29. He was the father of Major General Sir Douglas Anthony Kendrew KCMG, CB, CMG, D.SO & three bars who became the 22nd governor of Western Australia between 1963 & 1974. The reverse of the MC is neatly engraved with the recipients details & dated June 1916.
EF & housed in a period frame. Complete with MIC & London gazette details along with other basic research details.
GVIR 1st type Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM), 1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Defence Medal & 1939-45 War Medal
Flight Sergeant Eric Young was awarded the D.F.M in the London Gazette 23-5-1944 for his services as a wireless operator with 90 squadron. R.A.F.
The recommendation states,
This N.C.O has completed an operational tour of 27 sorties against the enemy.During an attack on Kassel on the night of 3/4th October 1943, he was wounded in the head but, despite his injury he continued out his duties efficiently & coolly .For devotion to duty shown by Flight Sergeant Young throughout his operational tour, he is strongly recommended for the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal.
After the award of his DFM he went on to serve with 115 squadron & was sadly killed in action 30-11-44 whilst on his second tour as a wireless operator. He was part of the crew of a Lancaster that left Witchford at 10.35pm & was hit by flak whilst over the target & crashed with great force.The entire crew was lost & are all buried in the Reichswald war cemetery in Germany. He was 23 years of age at the time of his death & is recorded by the C.W.G.C as the late son of John.W & Annie Young of Bedlington, Northumberland.
NEF with copy London gazette & DFM register details.Along with C.W.G.C details & other basic research.
GVR 1st type WW1 immediate M.S.M
Reginald Wilks was awarded the M.S.M for services in France with the 21st M.G.C in the London Gazette dated 17-6-1918 & this stated that he was a resident of Ropley in Hampshire.
EF & complete with MIC details & London Gazette details.
Mint boxed GVIR British Empire Medal (B.E.M)
The award of the recipients B.E.M was published in the London gazette
Sidney.Wilmott.Drown was born in Epsom 9-10-1917 & died in Northampton 2004. He is shown on the 1939 register was a stockroom shop manager living in Northampton with his wife Edna.
EF & complete with box of issue & Buckingham palace award letter from the king. Along with London gazette & other basic research details.
WW1 Military Cross (MC), 1914 Star trio with M.I.D oakleaves & GVR 1st type army LS&GC
To- 6430.C.S.MJR / WO.CL.1.G.GROVER.1/WORC.R
George Grover first landed in France 5-11-1914 as a C.S.MJR with the 1st battalion of the Worcester Regiment. He was mentioned in despatches for services in France in the London Gazette 1-1-1916 & awarded the Military Cross also for services in France in the London Gazette 14-1-1916. During WW1 the Worcester Regiment was awarded 288 Military Cross & 36 bars. Of these only nine awards of the MC went to warrant officers & of these nine only two awards were issued to Regimental Sjt Majors (Grover & Heath). The regimental history states that the recipients award was a general award for services in France During 1915.
A very nice group to a WO.CL.1 / RSM
NEF/GVF & swing mounted as worn. Complete with basic research including MIC & London Gazette details.
GVR 1st type immediate M.S.M
The recipient was awarded the immediate M.S.M in the London Gazette 3-6-1919 for services at home. He did not serve overseas in the great war & as such this is his sole entitlement for his services in WW1. The London Gazette states that he enlisted in Thornton Hough on the Wirral.
NEF with london Gazette details & copy MSM card details
WW1 Military Cross (MC) & 1914-15 Trio
To- CAPT / MAJOR.R.N.FORD.R.FUS
Richard Nagel Ford was the son of Edmund Salway Ford Justice of the peace for the County of Cornwall & was educated at Mitchell college Cambridge & the R.M.C Sandhurst. He was commissioned in to the Royal Fusiliers in 1903 & served with the 3rd battalion. He first landed in France in January 1915 & was twice wounded at the second battle of Ypres in May of 1915. After a spell in hospital in the UK he returned to France as adjutant to the 7th battalion in July 1916. He was awarded the MC in January 1917 with the following citation.
Captain.R.N.Ford.Royal Fusiliers, He twice went out under very heavy fire to ascertain the situatuion, theerby rendering most valuable assistance at a critical time. He set a fine example throughout.
He was invalided home with ill health in February 1917 but he returned to France in October of the same year as second in command of the 11th battalion. In January 1918 he began a four day course for senior officers of the RFC & sadly on the third day 6-1-1918 he was killed when he his plane collided with another training aircraft & all four occupants of both planes were killed. He is buried in Doullens communal cemetery extension No-1 & is recorded by the C.W.G.C as the late 33 year old son of Edmund Salwey Ford & Caroline Ford of 17 Hyde Park Square, London.
NEF & complete with MIC & medal roll details along with other basic research details including CWGC details and a copy photograph of the recipient from his college roll of honour.
The 1914-15 star has been gold plated / gilded & the victory medal is the scarce 1st type dull bronze version.
GVR 1st type immediate M.S.M
Evelyn Walkinshaw first served overseas with the Army Ordnance Corps with service number 018576. He transferred to the 10th service battalion of the Royal Fusiliers / The Stockbrokers battalion with service number G-95584 & was awarded the immediate M.S.M for services in France & Flanders in the London gazette 3-6-1919 which stated that he had enlisted in West Kensington.
NEF with MIC & medal roll details along with London gazette details.
WW1 Military Cross (MC) & pair
Edward Charles Coxwell was commissioned in to the 10th battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment 24-6-15 & after landing in France was attached the the 1st battalion. He was awarded the MC for services in France in the London Gazette 3-6-1919.
He applied for his campaign medals in 1922 & gave his home address as St.Leonards, Colwell, Near Malvern, Hereford.
The reverse of the MC is engraved to the recipient & dated 1918.
NEF & Complete with MIC & London gazette details.
1946 Dated Air Force Cross (AFC) 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal & GVIR 1st type air efficiency award
Montague Robert Barclay Clift was a pilot with 279 squadron coastal command flying Hudson's as a transport pilot.He was awarded the AFC in the London Gazette 1-1-1946 with the following citation.
Throughout his tour of duty.Flight Lieutenant Clift had displayed exceptional keenness both in his duties as transport pilot and in the organisation of flying training within the flight. He is a most efficient instructor & highly skilled pilot & captain of aircraft.Most of his flying has been executed in adverse weather over the Indian ocean.He was also involved in air sea rescue.
The recipient was appointed Flying Officer in June 1943 & Flight Lieutenant in December 1944. His AFC was awarded whilst part of HQ Eastern communication flight & he was awarded the Air efficiency award in December 1945.
The group is NEF or better & comes with basic research details including London Gazette & other details.Court mounted for display on original silk medal ribbons.
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