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Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Lance Corporal Mathieson was awarded his Meritorious Service Medal in recognition of valuable service rendered with the British Forces in Mesopotamia. Army Meritorious Service Medal G. Impressed named 49321 P. 2/(G)BN:NORTHD FUS: Comes with medal index cards, medal rolls, 1901 census & copy London Gazette 22/9/1919. Meritorious Service Medal gazetted: London Gazette 22/9/1919. Home city being Lochgelly. William Mathiesons enlisted with the 8. Battalion Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) with a regimental number of 3238. He landed in France on the 10/5/1915 and was posted to the 8. Bn, possibly as a re-enforcement as the battalion had landed on the 10/3/1915. At some stage he was transferred to the 2. Battalion Black Watch prior to the 2. Being sent to Mesopotamia in December 1915. This is possibly due to the heavy losses the 2. Bn took September 1915. Once in Mesopotamia he transferred to the 2. Garrison Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers at a date unknown. He survived the war to be demobilised to Class Z. The Garrison Battalions were generally made up of older soldiers or men who were unfit due to illness or injurys/wounds. The 2nd Garrison Battalion is generally regarded as being formed in Newcastle in October 1915 and went to India. Was at Ahmednagar in 1917 and 1918. However as per the Great War Forum: Men of the 2nd Garrison Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers served in Mesopotamia from March 1917 until 1919. Whether this was the whole battalion, or elements of it, is not clear but the Battalion lost 179 men during the First World War and the majority died from sickness in Mesopotamia. The earliest death in Mesopotamia was on March 4th 1917 and the latest March 21st 1919. However, “Soldiers Died in the Great War” (HMSO, 1921) lists their first death in Mesopotamia on March 4th 1917 at Basra. It seems certain that all or part of the 2nd Garrison Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers arrived in Basra in late February or early March 1917. The deaths in Mesopotamia appeared to be from sickness including one from smallpox The Garrison Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers appears to have remained in Mesopotamia until the winter of 1918/1919 as the last recorded death there was on January 4th 1919 at Amara. Amara was further North than Basra and was the headquarters from where the 13th Division started demobilisation in February 1919. The final death in the 2nd Garrison Battalion was recorded in India on March 21 1919. We list militaria and coins weekly. We provide quality mounted medals, badges and historical research. We can mount your miniature or full size medals, ribbon bars or supply replacement ribbons or badges. We can also conduct military research on your behalf and value cherished objects with a current market or insured value. 2/135 Russell St, Morley, WA. We run two specialist military auctions per year. Items are accurately described & photographed. Additional costs for this standard service will be added for this service based on publicly available Australia Post rates. Please note, these items are located and will be posted from Australia. We appreciate fair feedback from you once you receive the item. We aim to give you, the customer our best customer service. The item “WW1 MESOPOTAMIA MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL LANCE CPL MATHIESON BRITISH ARMY” is in sale since Saturday, June 20, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\1914 – 1918 (WWI)”. The seller is “jb_military_antiques_14″ and is located in 2/135 Russell St, Morley, Perth, WA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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  • Era: 1910s

WW1 MESOPOTAMIA RELIEF OF KUT 1916 DCM MEDAL 1st MANCHESTER DUJAILAH REDOUBT

WW1 MESOPOTAMIA RELIEF OF KUT 1916 DCM MEDAL 1st MANCHESTER DUJAILAH REDOUBT

WW1 MESOPOTAMIA RELIEF OF KUT 1916 DCM MEDAL 1st MANCHESTER DUJAILAH REDOUBT

WW1 MESOPOTAMIA RELIEF OF KUT 1916 DCM MEDAL 1st MANCHESTER DUJAILAH REDOUBT

WW1 MESOPOTAMIA RELIEF OF KUT 1916 DCM MEDAL 1st MANCHESTER DUJAILAH REDOUBT

WW1 MESOPOTAMIA RELIEF OF KUT 1916 DCM MEDAL 1st MANCHESTER DUJAILAH REDOUBT

WW1 MESOPOTAMIA RELIEF OF KUT 1916 DCM MEDAL 1st MANCHESTER DUJAILAH REDOUBT

WW1 MESOPOTAMIA RELIEF OF KUT 1916 DCM MEDAL 1st MANCHESTER DUJAILAH REDOUBT

WW1 MESOPOTAMIA RELIEF OF KUT 1916 DCM MEDAL 1st MANCHESTER DUJAILAH REDOUBT

WW1 MESOPOTAMIA RELIEF OF KUT 1916 DCM MEDAL 1st MANCHESTER DUJAILAH REDOUBT

WW1 MESOPOTAMIA RELIEF OF KUT 1916 DCM MEDAL 1st MANCHESTER DUJAILAH REDOUBT

WW1 MESOPOTAMIA RELIEF OF KUT 1916 DCM MEDAL 1st MANCHESTER DUJAILAH REDOUBT

WW1 MESOPOTAMIA RELIEF OF KUT 1916 DCM MEDAL 1st MANCHESTER DUJAILAH REDOUBT

WW1 MESOPOTAMIA RELIEF OF KUT 1916 D. TO NCO IN THE 1ST MANCHESTER REGIMENT ALMOST CERTAINLY FOR DUJAILAH REDOUBT 8TH MARCH 1916. DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL, G. DCM London Gazette 20th October 1916. 2085 Cpl F Smith. For Conspicuous gallantry during the attack on a redoubt. When his platoon officer and NCO had been killed, he led his platoon into the redoubt, and exhibited great courage and skill in successfully resisting a counter attack. Given the date and Gazette awards for Es Sinn, this DCM is almost certainly for Dujailah redoubt 8th March 1916. Here Manchesters formed part of the force attempting to relieve Kut but at the battle of Dujailah, advancing across a front of 400 yards, they came under heavy fire from the Sinn Aftar redoubt and cross fire from supporting trenches, they gained a footing in the redoubt and took two trenches, however with bombs running out and under heavy counterattack from the left flank, they were forced to retire with many casualties (172 killed or missing, 288 wounded) Private Stringer of the battalion would be Awarded the VC. Manchester, wrote Fraser, can look upon that sunset attack with anger, but with mournful prideThe Manchesters led the way over 3,200 yards of open ground, and in spite of terrific rifle fire actually stormed their way into the redoubt, together with the 59th Rifles, an Indian Regiment. They were bombed out, and the attempt to relieve Kut had failed. 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment was based in in. Part of the 8th. On 29 August 1914 as part of the Indian Corps and moved to. On 26 September 1914. It served on the Western Front until leaving. On 10 December 1915, whereupon it moved to Mesopotamia, landing at. On 8 January 1916. The Division moved to Egypt in March 1918 and later moved into Palestine. MIC confirms also awarded 1914 Star trio, qualifying from 27th August 1914. Condition GVF, an excellent Mesopotamia DCM. PLEASE NOTE; If you have any questions and require more images please get in touch. SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS FOR SIMILAR ITEMS. The item “WW1 MESOPOTAMIA RELIEF OF KUT 1916 DCM MEDAL 1st MANCHESTER DUJAILAH REDOUBT” is in sale since Friday, September 6, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “albatrosj1″ and is located in SCOTLAND. This item can be shipped worldwide.