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Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Excellent condition, scarce WW2 & WW1 C. Group awarded to Brigadier George Frederick Charles Assistant Director Dental Services Late Army, ANZACS & Royal Air Force Dental Corps, C. Neck badge, 1914-15 Star (Lt G F Charles), British war & Victory medal (Capt G F Charles), 1939-45 Star, British war & Defence medal 1939-45, coronation medal 1937, some history and copy medal rolls, awards all verified, CBE and WW2 medals unnamed as issued, interesting story for further research, excellent condition, some slight enamel chipping to upper arm of C. E, see pictures for condition. Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF. Very scarce WW1 & 2 Military C. E medal group Brigadier Dental Corps RAMC. London Gazette 14 June 1945. The Original Recommendation states: Colonel Charles has administered the Army Dental Services in Scottish Command for over three years. To his organising ability and wide experience, coupled with energy and enthusiasm, are due the excellent dental arrangements in the Command. During the mobilisation and special training of the large forces for overseas many dental problems arose and were successfully overcome under his supervision. In short, the high standard of dental fitness of all troops in and leaving the Command is undoubtedly due to his zeal and efficiency – attributes which have inspired all his officers and men in their work in the common cause. George Frederick Charles was born in 24th February 1891, Heywood, Lancashire and joined the Army Dental Corps (arm of RAMC) as Temporary Lieutenant in September 1915. He married Dorothy Bailey December 1916, in Builth, Breconshire, mid Wales. He served as a Dental Officer during the Great War on the Western Front , France from 8 October 1915, later serving in the ANZACS 11th Battalion Australian Infantry from 11 July 1918. THE HUNDRED DAYS OFFENSIVE-ANZACS 11TH Battalion-all out war. British Troops advance Around this time, a small group of US soldiers was attached to the 11th Battalion to gain experience. The following month, the battalion captured Gerbedoen Farm before supporting the 10th Battalion’s successful attack on Merris. On 8 August, the Allies launched their own offensive, known as the Hundred Days Offensive, around Amiens. The 11th Battalion did not take part in the opening phase of the offensive, moving to Hamel and establishing themselves in a defensive position around Harbonnieres. On 10 August, the battalion was committed to a strong attack around Lihons; although successful, the attack lasted three days and resulted in heavy casualties, including 58 killed and 140 wounded. On the night of 12/13 August, the 11th was withdrawn to the support line just behind the front. WW1 British Tank Later, they were moved to Vaire and then Cerisy, before supporting the 9th and 12th Battalions around Chuignolles and Proyart on 23 August and then around Chuignes and Cappy two days later, where further losses were experienced. The 11th Battalion’s final attack came against the Hindenburg Outpost Line on 18 September when they launched a three-company attack around Fervaque Farm and Carpeza Copse near Villeret. Despite being severely understrength each company had an average strength of just 76 men they advanced over 3,000 yards (2,700 m) and took over 120 prisoners and large quantities of German equipment, for the loss of 18 men killed. WW1 German and Allied Fighters in dog fight over western front Further casualties came on 24 October when German aircraft attacked the battalion headquarters, killing a number of officers, including Darnell, who was the acting commanding officer. The heavy casualties that the Australians had suffered during the final year of the war, and the decrease in volunteers arriving from Australia, meant that the battalion was desperately understrength. Germans Surrender In October, they were withdrawn from the line for rest and reorganisation, at the insistence of the Australian prime minister, Billy Hughes. At this time, the battalion was reorganised into a two-company structure. In early November, the battalion prepared to return to the front around St. Quentin, but before they could return to the fighting, an armistice came into effect, bringing the war to an end Captain Charles just after end of WW1 transferred to the Royal Air Force Dental Service in 1919. He reverted back to the Army Dental Corps two years later, with whom he held various appointments between the wars. Advanced Colonel on 1 July 1939, he embarked for France as Deputy Director Dental Services with Medical HQ and Staff of the British Expeditionary Force on 10 September 1939. German Panzers advance – ” Blitzkreig”, Summer 1940, France He formed two additional Dental units at Boulogne and Dieppe but these were rapidly overrun by the German attack in the summer of 1940. He retired on 16 August 1946, died in the village of “Battle”, Sussex 1957 aged 66. Auctiva gets you noticed! Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF” is in sale since Sunday, December 22, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Other World War I Militaria”. The seller is “theonlineauctionsale” and is located in Leamington Spa. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: WW I (1914-18) & WW 2 (1939-45)
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1914-1945

Ww2 Army Order British Empire Medal Group Brigadier Robertson Royal Engineers

Ww2 Army Order British Empire Medal Group Brigadier Robertson Royal Engineers

Ww2 Army Order British Empire Medal Group Brigadier Robertson Royal Engineers

Ww2 Army Order British Empire Medal Group Brigadier Robertson Royal Engineers

Ww2 Army Order British Empire Medal Group Brigadier Robertson Royal Engineers

Ww2 Army Order British Empire Medal Group Brigadier Robertson Royal Engineers

Ww2 Army Order British Empire Medal Group Brigadier Robertson Royal Engineers

Ww2 Army Order British Empire Medal Group Brigadier Robertson Royal Engineers

Ww2 Army Order British Empire Medal Group Brigadier Robertson Royal Engineers

Ww2 Army Order British Empire Medal Group Brigadier Robertson Royal Engineers

Ww2 Army Order British Empire Medal Group Brigadier Robertson Royal Engineers

Offered is an original Military C. Medals & documents group attributed to Brigadier General Lawrence Robertson, Royal Engineers, Late Border Regiment. Group consists of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 2nd type, Military Division, Commander´s C. Neck Badge, silver-gilt and enamel, extremely fine, with full neck riband, in Garrard & Co. Swing mounted, as worn, medal bar, including: 1939 – 1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence & War Medal, the last with M. Oak leaf, George V Silver Jubilee Medal, George VI Coronation medal, Elizabeth II Coronation Medal and Dutch Order of Orange – Nassau with swords (officer class) with rosette to ribbon. Large amount of copied paperwork, original passes to events, circa 1920s studio photo of Robertson in uniform (2), award document for the CBE & post war passport is included. Brigadier General Lawrence George Robertson was born in Boston, USA on the 19th March 1900. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant into the Gordon Highlanders 5/3/1919, unfortunately too late for service , transferring to the Border Regiment in 1921, the same year corps transferring to the Royal Engineers. He served WW2 in North West Europe 1939-45, earning an O. & Mention in Dispatches in 1942, promoted Colonel 1945, Brigadier 1947. Became Deputy Director Claims Commission & Inspector of Lands, War Office 1945, retiring in 1955. 1950 and confirmed Dutch Order of Nassau with Swords. Died Marylebone, London, December 1977. 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 “WW2 ARMY ORDER BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL GROUP BRIGADIER ROBERTSON ROYAL ENGINEERS” is in sale since Tuesday, December 24, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\1939 – 1945 (WWII)”. 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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  • Country: Britain
  • Product Type: Medals
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Era: 1940s

Pre WW1 British Royal Engineers Brigadier General Ewbank CB CIE Medal Group

Pre WW1 British Royal Engineers Brigadier General Ewbank CB CIE Medal Group

Pre WW1 British Royal Engineers Brigadier General Ewbank CB CIE Medal Group

Pre WW1 British Royal Engineers Brigadier General Ewbank CB CIE Medal Group

Pre WW1 British Royal Engineers Brigadier General Ewbank CB CIE Medal Group

Pre WW1 British Royal Engineers Brigadier General Ewbank CB CIE Medal Group

Pre WW1 British Royal Engineers Brigadier General Ewbank CB CIE Medal Group

Pre WW1 British Royal Engineers Brigadier General Ewbank CB CIE Medal Group

Pre WW1 British Royal Engineers Brigadier General Ewbank CB CIE Medal Group

Pre WW1 British Royal Engineers Brigadier General Ewbank CB CIE Medal Group

Pre WW1 British Royal Engineers Brigadier General Ewbank CB CIE Medal Group

Pre WW1 British Royal Engineers Brigadier General Ewbank CB CIE Medal Group

An outstanding Pre WW1 British Royal Engineers Brigadier General Ewbank CB CIE Medal Group Framed. The silver frame is hallmarked 1930 and has silver screws but a few of them are missing which does not detract from the overall appearance. The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C. (Military) Companions neck badge, silver-gilt and enamel; The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, C. Companions 3rd type neck badge, gold and enamel; India General Service 1854-95, 2 clasps, Burma 1885-7, Burma 1887-89 Lieut. ; India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1908 Major W. ; British War and Victory Medals, with M. Ewbank; Delhi Durbar 1911, mounted as worn where applicable. 3 June 1919: For valuable services rendered in connection with military operations in Mesopotamia. 24 April 1918: In recognition of meritorious services in Mesopotamia under the late Lieutenant-General Sir Stanley Maude. Was born in July 1865, the son of a teacher who became Principal of Patna College, India. Young William was educated at Calgary, Alberta and at Coopers Hill Engineering College, Egham, Surrey, prior to entering the R. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers in 1886, he was embarked for India, and quickly witnessed active service in the Burma operations of 1887-88 (Medal & 2 clasps). Having then been advanced to Captain in May 1893, he attended Staff College alongside such contemporaries as Allenby and Haig, prior to returning to India, where he was employed by the Foreign Office on famine relief work in Orissa 1896-97. A succession of appointments as D. In the interim, as a Major attached Military Works Service, he had served in Mohmand country during the North-West Frontier operations of 1908 (Medal & clasp). Comes with research information. The item “Pre WW1 British Royal Engineers Brigadier General Ewbank CB CIE Medal Group” is in sale since Friday, November 15, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Great Britain\Medals, Pins & Ribbons”. The seller is “military*antiques*toronto” and is located in North York, Ontario. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia.

Ww2 Cbe Medal Group Brigadier Adams Royal Artillery Delveloper Rocket Technology

Ww2 Cbe Medal Group Brigadier Adams Royal Artillery Delveloper Rocket Technology

Ww2 Cbe Medal Group Brigadier Adams Royal Artillery Delveloper Rocket Technology

Ww2 Cbe Medal Group Brigadier Adams Royal Artillery Delveloper Rocket Technology

Ww2 Cbe Medal Group Brigadier Adams Royal Artillery Delveloper Rocket Technology

Ww2 Cbe Medal Group Brigadier Adams Royal Artillery Delveloper Rocket Technology

Ww2 Cbe Medal Group Brigadier Adams Royal Artillery Delveloper Rocket Technology

Ww2 Cbe Medal Group Brigadier Adams Royal Artillery Delveloper Rocket Technology

Ww2 Cbe Medal Group Brigadier Adams Royal Artillery Delveloper Rocket Technology

Group of seven awarded to Brigadier J. Adams, Royal Artillery, who played a vital role in the development of surface-to-air weapons as C. Of TEGWRA – the secret Trials Establishment Guided Weapons Royal Artillery – at the height of the Cold War. His earlier command of Hong Kong’s anti-aircraft defences was rewarded by his appointment to O. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, C. (Military) Commander’s 2nd type neck badge, silver-gilt and enamel, in its Garrard & Co. Case of issue; 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, G. 1 clasp, Malaya, impressed named to MAJOR J. Coronation 1953, generally good very fine, the last seven swing mounted, as worn. London Gazette 1 January 1963. The original recommendation states. Brigadier Adams has been Commandant of the Trials Establishment Guided Weapons Royal Artillery since September 1959. During that time, this establishment has played a vital part in the development of surface-to-air guided weapons and in their introduction into regiments of the Royal Artillery. An exhaustive series of tests and trials were organised by Brigadier Adams and completed with exemplary exactitude. When the time came for the first firings by operational regiments, it was Brigadier Adams who once again made all the arrangements and who provided so much wise advice in the development of tactical doctrine for them to follow. More recently, an urgent requirement arose for the conversion of training missiles into operational ones. It was a technical task of considerable complexity. Under Brigadier Adams’s guidance, TEGWRA performed it in a much shorter time than had been forecast by the experts. In all that TEGWRA does, there is abundant evidence of the excellence of the command and guidance provided by Brigadier Adams I strongly recommend that these sterling services be recognised by the award of the C. John Donald Adams was born on 7 December 1909 and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery in August 1930. Seconded to the Indian Army in October 1937, he was advanced to Captain in the following year and witnessed active service in the Burma campaign, at one time in the acting rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. Back on the Home Establishment, Adams gained the substantive rank of Major in July 1946 and served as a Senior Gunnery Instructor in Western Command 1948-50. Next embarked for Hong Kong, he commanded 27 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, R. A successful tour of duty that resulted in his appointment to O. (London Gazette 1 January 1955, refers). The recommendation refers to his’outstanding service’ and additional responsibilities as Hong Kong’s Anti-Aircraft Defence Commander in the same period T. WO 373/162 refers; copy included. Of TEGWRA in September 1959: here then his vital part in the development of surface-to-air guided weapons at the secret R. 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 “WW2 CBE MEDAL GROUP BRIGADIER ADAMS ROYAL ARTILLERY DELVELOPER ROCKET TECHNOLOGY” is in sale since Friday, September 29, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\1939 – 1945 (WWII)”. The seller is “jb_military_antiques_14″ and is located in 2/135 Russell St, Morley, Perth, WA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Country: UNITED KINGDOM
  • Campaign: World War II
  • Product Type: Badges
  • Era: 1940s
  • nazi: hitler
  • kriegsmarine: mines

Vintage & Rare Kbe Ww2 Medal Group Brigadier General Sir Duncan Anderson T. D

Vintage & Rare Kbe Ww2 Medal Group Brigadier General Sir Duncan Anderson T. D

Vintage & Rare Kbe Ww2 Medal Group Brigadier General Sir Duncan Anderson T. D

Vintage & Rare Kbe Ww2 Medal Group Brigadier General Sir Duncan Anderson T. D

Vintage & Rare Kbe Ww2 Medal Group Brigadier General Sir Duncan Anderson T. D

Vintage & Rare Kbe Ww2 Medal Group Brigadier General Sir Duncan Anderson T. D

Vintage & Rare Kbe Ww2 Medal Group Brigadier General Sir Duncan Anderson T. D

Vintage & Rare Kbe Ww2 Medal Group Brigadier General Sir Duncan Anderson T. D

Vintage & Rare Kbe Ww2 Medal Group Brigadier General Sir Duncan Anderson T. D

Vintage & Rare Kbe Ww2 Medal Group Brigadier General Sir Duncan Anderson T. D

Vintage & Rare Kbe Ww2 Medal Group Brigadier General Sir Duncan Anderson T. D

Vintage & Rare Kbe Ww2 Medal Group Brigadier General Sir Duncan Anderson T. D

Offered is an rare Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire group of eight attributed to Brigadier Sir Duncan Anderson, Chairman of the Federal Power Board of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, who served with the Royal Engineers during the Second World War as Deputy Director of Works on General Eisenhowers Staff in the North African campaign, and as Director of Works on Field Marshal Alexanders Staff in the Italy campaign. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, K. (Civil) Knight Commanders 2nd type set of insignia, comprising neck badge, silver-gilt and enamel; Star, silver, silver-gilt, and enamel, with gold retaining pin, with full and miniature width neck ribands, in Garrard, London, case of issue; 1939-45 Star; Africa Star, 1 clasp, 1st Army; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, with M. Oak leaf; Coronation 1953; Efficiency Decoration, G. 1st issue, silver and silver-gilt, reverse officially dated 1946, with G. Second Award Bar and E. Third Award Bar, with integral top Territorial riband bar, mounted as worn, together with a set of related miniature awards, the T. Lacking the Third Award Bar, these housed in a Spink, London leather award case. (Civil) London Gazette 1 January 1960: Duncan Law Anderson, Esq. Chairman of the Federal Power Board. (Military) London Gazette 24 August 1944: The Recommendation states:’Exceptional responsibilities have fallen to this officer since the establishment of this headquarters at the end of October. The organisation of our bases in Italy, the rehabilitation of roads, water, power, and other essential services and the development of local sources of supply and manufacture of engineering materials have constituted a task of formidable magnitude. The quiet efficiency with which Colonel Anderson has grappled with these problems has been most praiseworthy. London Gazette 11 January 1945:’In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy. Duncan Law Anderson was born in Aberdeen on 10 June 1901 and was educated at Robert Gordons College, Aberdeen. He practiced as a civil engineer on railway, road, bridge, and tunnel construction from 1922-39, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant, 47th (2nd London) Division, Royal Engineers (Territorial Force) on 29 June 1925. Having been appointed Major, Engineer and Railway Staff Corps, Royal Engineers, on 26 August 1936, he served with the Royal Engineers during the Second World War, and was the Deputy Director of Works on General Eisenhowers Staff in the North African campaign, and Director of Works (with the temporary rank of Brigadier) on Field Marshal Alexanders Staff in the Italy campaign. For his services during the War he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire and Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services in Italy, and was promoted Colonel, 11 April 1945. Following the end of the War Anderson held various government appointments, notably as a Member of two Foreign Office Missions led by Lord Strang to Washington in 1947 (the first on the rehabilitation of the Ruhr coal industry, and the second on finance and control of German foreign trade); and as Chairman of the Federal Power Board of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, where he was responsible for the construction of the Kariba Hydroelectric project on the Zambezi. Knighted in 1960, he retired from the Territorial Army on 1 February 1961, with the honorary rank of Brigadier, and subsequently served as the first Chairman on the Committee for the New Towns, 1961-64, as well as holding various other directorships, including B. And the British Oxygen Company. He died on 28 July 1980. Named to Duncan Law Anderson, Esq. And dated 1 January 1960, in its original Central Chancery envelope; and accompanied by a copy of the Statutes of the Order of the British Empire. 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 “VINTAGE & RARE KBE WW2 MEDAL GROUP BRIGADIER GENERAL SIR DUNCAN ANDERSON T. D” is in sale since Friday, November 03, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\1939 – 1945 (WWII)”. The seller is “jb_military_antiques_14″ and is located in 2/135 Russell St, Morley, Perth, WA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Country: UNITED KINGDOM
  • Campaign: World War II
  • Product Type: Badges
  • Era: 1940s
  • nazi: hitler
  • kriegsmarine: mines

Ww1 & Ww2 British Distinguished Service Order Medal Group Brigadier General

Ww1 & Ww2 British Distinguished Service Order Medal Group Brigadier General

Ww1 & Ww2 British Distinguished Service Order Medal Group Brigadier General

Ww1 & Ww2 British Distinguished Service Order Medal Group Brigadier General

Ww1 & Ww2 British Distinguished Service Order Medal Group Brigadier General

Ww1 & Ww2 British Distinguished Service Order Medal Group Brigadier General

Ww1 & Ww2 British Distinguished Service Order Medal Group Brigadier General

Ww1 & Ww2 British Distinguished Service Order Medal Group Brigadier General

Ww1 & Ww2 British Distinguished Service Order Medal Group Brigadier General

Ww1 & Ww2 British Distinguished Service Order Medal Group Brigadier General

Ww1 & Ww2 British Distinguished Service Order Medal Group Brigadier General

Ww1 & Ww2 British Distinguished Service Order Medal Group Brigadier General

Ww1 & Ww2 British Distinguished Service Order Medal Group Brigadier General

A Second War C. Evacuation from Dunkirk 1940 D. Group of eleven awarded to Brigadier M. Carthew-Yorstoun, Black Watch, who commanded the 6th Battalion during the withdrawal from Dunkirk, and was twice sunk in the evacuation, being severely wounded on the second occasion and only surviving through the timely intervention of an elderly Able Seaman. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. (Military) Commanders 2nd type neck badge, silver-gilt and enamel. Silver-gilt and enamel, reverse of suspension bar officially dated 1940, with integral top riband bar. British War and Victory Medals. Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals. Chevaliers breast badge, silver, gilt, and enamel; France. 939-45, bronze, mounted court style as worn. Traces of lacquer, minor white enamel damage to points of arms of the Croix de Guerre. London Gazette 24 January 1946: The recommendation states: Brigadier Carthew-Yorstoun commanded General Headquarters troops in British Liberation Army from July to the end of August 1944, and was then appointed Commander of the British Army Staff in Paris. The first of these two appointments he held with distinction and was promoted Brigadier in late August 1944 to fill the second. When he first went to Paris general conditions in the capital were chaotic and the first priority task which was allotted to him was the preparation of a leave centre for all ranks of the British Liberation Army. He set about this with tremendous energy. Complications and difficulties of all sorts were overcome one by one. He had a perfect grasp of his problem and together with the team he had about him, which he infected with his own zeal and devotion to duty, he produced in a remarkably short space of time an organisation which made the British leave centre in Paris a credit to the Army and a source of great satisfaction to all ranks who went there. The Press was unstinting in its eulogies of all the arrangements. Brigadier Carthew-Yorstoun wrote a personal address of welcome to all ranks, the wording of which was so well chosen that it undoubtedly contributed to the good discipline and soldierly behaviour which was always displayed by the troops on leave and which became the admiration of our allies. In January 1945 Brigadier Carthew-Yorstoun was appointed to command 101 Beach Sub Area at Caen when there was still a great deal of activity in the port and neighbouring depots. With a small staff he performed his functions admirably. Later, on transfer to Holland, his Beach Sub Area was upgraded and became 21 L of C Sub Area. Throughout the whole campaign his services have been outstanding. London Gazette 22 October 1940. The recommendation states: Throughout the operation 13 May to 1 June 1940, this officer has led his Battalion with outstanding courage, coolness and resolution. In particular on 26 May, he organised and carried through a successful counter-attack and tenaciously held on to the ground so gained. He extricated his Battalion skilfully when the order to withdraw was given and brought his Battalion through many difficulties and on his own initiative to rejoin his Brigade in time to take part on 29 to 31 May in the defence of an important sector near Nieuport. When his Battalion was finally ordered to withdraw, it was still holding its original front line despite repeated enemy attacks upon it. London Gazette 25 April 1941. Morden Archibald Carthew-Yorstoun was born at Gate Fulford, York, on 13 September 1897, the only son of Lieutenant-Colonel A. Who commanded the 2nd Battalion Black Watch during the Boer War and was seriously wounded at Paardeberg. Educated at Winchester College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, where he won the Sword of Honour, he was commissioned into the Royal Highlanders on 7 April 1916, and served during the Great War as Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding Officer of the 1st Division from February 1917 until 9 June 1919, being appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire on the cessation of hostilities. Following the war, he served as Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Bengal; on attachment to the Egyptian Army, 1922 until 1925; and with the Sudan Defence Force, 1925 until 1932, serving as Comptroller to Governor General of Sudan in 1926 and Brigade Major of the British Troops in Sudan 1931-32. Returning to the 2nd Battalion, Black Watch in 1933 as Garrison Adjutant, Portsmouth and Brigade Major to the Commander of the 9th Infantry Brigade Brigadier B. Montgomery, he was promoted Major on 1 August 1938, and appointed temporary Lieutenant-Colonel commanding the 6th Battalion Black Watch in March 1940. Going to France with his Battalion, he was evacuated from Dunkirk on 1 June 1940, and in the course of his battalions evacuation the destroyer he was borne on was sunk by bombing. After transferring to a second destroyer, he was again sunk, this time suffering severe wounds- he only survived because an elderly Able Seaman, whom he was never able to trace, put a life jacket on him at the last moment. (Account from the recipients Obituary in The Red Hackle refers). For his gallantry at Dunkirk he was Created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, and also Mentioned in Despatches. His wound was too serious for him to take a major part thereafter in the War, but having made a partial recovery, he was appointed Colonel on Staff Headquarters, Royal Armoured Corps in 1941, and appointed to the command of the 176 Infantry Brigade (59th Division) as temporary Brigadier in April 1942, a post he held until D-Day. Following the Liberation of Paris he served as Head of the British Army Staff in Paris, 1944, and was promoted substantial Lieutenant-Colonel on 2 January 1945. His final appointment was as Chief Liaison Officer, British Army of the Rhine and British Zone of Germany, a post he held from 1946 until his retirement, with the honorary rank of Brigadier, on 24 January 1949. He died on 24 April 1968. Please view our guide on spotting fake militaria. 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, details of which can be found on our website. 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 & WW2 BRITISH DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER MEDAL GROUP BRIGADIER GENERAL” is in sale since Thursday, May 04, 2017. 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.
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Country: Australia
  • Campaign: World War II
  • Era: 1940s
  • Product Type: Medals