DCM & MM GROUP WITH GSM IRAQ & LS&GC, 97th BTY,117th BDE R.F.A, DCM FOR GALLIPOLI 1915 & MM FOR FRANCE 1918
GVR 1st type WW1 Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM), GVR 1st type WW1 Military Medal (MM), 1914-15 Trio, GVR GSM 1918-1962 With Iraq Clasp & GVR 1st type army LS&GC
To- 36717.SJT.W.PARAMOR.97/BTY.R.F.A (DCM)
& 36717 / 1046145.W.PARAMOR.R.F.A/R.A
William Paramor first landed in theatre of war 2B the Balkans / Gallipoli 30-3-1915 serving with the 97th battery of the 147th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He was awarded the D.C.M for services on Gallipoli in the london gazette 6-9-1915 with the following citation, For conspicuous gallantry on the 28th June 1915 on the Gallipoli Peninsula. When the 97th Battery was suddenly enfiladed by the fire of a heavy gun from the Asiatic shore of the straits and one gun was at once hit, the whole gun detachment killed or wounded and an ammunition wagon set on fire, Sergeant Paramor with great bravery and presence of mind and regardless of danger, rushed to the burning wagon with the aid of two other Non Commissioned officers and extinguished the fire. Several rounds exploded, but the remainder of the ammunition was saved without further loss of life.
The recipient then went on to be awarded the Military Medal (MM) for services in France in the London gazette 16-7-1918 which stated that the recipient was a resident of Devonport. He continued to serve with the regiment in post war Iraq & finally left the service in 1924.
A superb & rare combination with both a Gallipoli DCM & the MM for France. Along with the post war GSM & LS&GC
NEF & Complete with London Gazette details, MIC & medal roll details, Royal Artillery enlistment book details, War diary details & other basic research.