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WW1 Casualty Death Plaque and Pair Serjt John Clarkson 7th Bn Borders Reg Medals

WW1 Casualty Death Plaque and Pair Serjt John Clarkson 7th Bn Borders Reg Medals

WW1 Casualty Death Plaque and Pair Serjt John Clarkson 7th Bn Borders Reg Medals

WW1 Casualty Death Plaque and Pair Serjt John Clarkson 7th Bn Borders Reg Medals

WW1 Casualty Death Plaque and Pair Serjt John Clarkson 7th Bn Borders Reg Medals

WW1 Casualty Death Plaque and Pair Serjt John Clarkson 7th Bn Borders Reg Medals

WW1 Casualty Death Plaque and Pair Serjt John Clarkson 7th Bn Borders Reg Medals

WW1 Casualty Death Plaque and Pair Serjt John Clarkson 7th Bn Borders Reg Medals

WW1 Casualty Death Plaque and Pair Serjt John Clarkson 7th Bn Borders Reg Medals

WW1 Casualty Death Plaque and Pair Serjt John Clarkson 7th Bn Borders Reg Medals

WW1 Casualty Death Plaque and Pair Serjt John Clarkson 7th Bn Borders Reg Medals

WW1 Casualty Death Plaque and Pair Serjt John Clarkson 7th Bn Borders Reg Medals

WW1 Casualty Death Plaque and Pair Serjt John Clarkson 7th Bn Borders Reg Medals

WW1 British War , Victory Medal and Death plaque. Awarded to Serjeant John Charles Clarkson West Yorkshire Regiment Regimental number 28034 later number 30509 7th Battalion Border Regiment. Died of Pneumonia 9th of November 1918. Buried at Harehill Cemetery Leeds.. Son of John Charles and Sarah Ellen Clarkson. Husband of Norah F Powell (formally Clarkson) of Fraser Road, Stoney Rock Lane, Leeds. Born in Leeds Comes with copy of MIC. In extremely fine unpolished condition. The item “WW1 Casualty Death Plaque and Pair Serjt John Clarkson 7th Bn Borders Reg Medals” is in sale since Sunday, February 23, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “robsmilitare” and is located in Crewe. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Service: Army
  • Featured Refinements: WW1 Death Plaque
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)

Ww1 Welch Regiment Double Gallantry Casualty Medal Group

Ww1 Welch Regiment Double Gallantry Casualty Medal Group

Ww1 Welch Regiment Double Gallantry Casualty Medal Group

Ww1 Welch Regiment Double Gallantry Casualty Medal Group

Ww1 Welch Regiment Double Gallantry Casualty Medal Group

Group of five awarded to Lance-Sergeant F. Lee, The Welch Regiment; decorated for gallantry at Welsh Valley during the Somme Offensive, he was killed in action near Ypres on 12 March 1918. ; 1914 Star 1117 Pte F. ; British War and Victory Medals 1117 Cpl. George Medal for Bravery, 4th Class, the reverse stamped’No. 901662′, this mounted Russian style. George Medal for Bravery (4th Class). Was born at Newport, Monmouthshire on 25 June 1894. Frederick was the second son of Anthony Lee, a dockyard worker who, according to a local newspaper report, had been fined 5s for drunk and disorderly behaviour two years previously. The 1901 census gives his residence as 35 Mill Parade, Newport, and he was educated at Bolt Street Boys School. He enlisted into the 2nd Battalion, The Welch Regiment, disembarking at Le Havre on 13 September 1914. Over the next two months the Battalion defended trenches on the Beauline Ridge, Aisne. The Regimental History records that by 14 November, it had suffered 5 officers and 197 other ranks killed, 16 officers and over 400 other ranks wounded. One officer and 45 other ranks had been taken prisoner. A further 124 casualties were sustained before Christmas; only one of the Battalion’s original officers remained unwounded. No fewer than 32 Military Medals were awarded to the 2nd Battalion for prolonged fighting during the Somme Offensive. On 16 July 1916 it attacked’Welsh Valley’, a communication trench running north-east to the Switch Line. Proceeding to Albert, the Battalion relieved the 1st Gloucesters in the front line north-east of Pozieres on 25 July, suffering 399 casualties over a one-month period. Private Lee was awarded the M. For bravery in the field, also receiving promotion to Corporal. His award of the Russian St. George Medal for Bravery, 4th Class featured in the. The Regimental Medal Roll. Records that Lee was subsequently attached to 183 Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Fred Lee was killed in action near Ypres on 12 March 1918. He is buried in Grave I. I Collect RFC / WW1 RAF casualty medal groups, let me know if you have any. LOOKING FOR THE FOLLOWING PLAQUES. George Alec Parker, Geoffrey Sebastian Buck, George Franks. Cecil Edward Metcalfe, Ernest Gavin. Edgar Noel Moore, William Sadler, George Sadler, John Gibb, Herbert Hamilton, George Mutch, Howard Redmayne Harker. The item “WW1 WELCH REGIMENT DOUBLE GALLANTRY CASUALTY MEDAL GROUP” is in sale since Sunday, April 12, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “kingsnorth36″ and is located in New Romney. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia, Germany, France.
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)

Ww1 Somerset Light Infantry Double Gallantry Kia Casualty Medals

Ww1 Somerset Light Infantry Double Gallantry Kia Casualty Medals

Ww1 Somerset Light Infantry Double Gallantry Kia Casualty Medals

Ww1 Somerset Light Infantry Double Gallantry Kia Casualty Medals

An outstanding Great War D. And Russian Medal of the Order of St. George group of six awarded to Lance-Corporal P. Gunner, Somerset Light Infantry, who having earned his Russian award and a’mention’ for gallantry at Ypres, was killed in action before he could receive his well-deserved D. Distinguished Conduct Medal, G. ; 1914 Star, with clasp 9199 Pte. British War and Victory Medals, M. Oak leaf 9199 Pte. Imperial, Medal of the Order of St. George, 4th Class, officially numbered’165069′ and impressed upon the rim’9199 Pte. , together with the recipient’s Memorial Plaque (Percy Gunner). For conspicuous gallantry, when he carried important messages under heavy fire. He has been previously recommended for his bravery and ability, on an occasion when he took command of his platoon after all the non-commissioned officers had been killed or wounded. Russian Medal of the Order of St. Was born in 1895 at Gunner’s Farm, Worplesdon, Surrey and enlisted in the 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry at Tregantle, Cornwall. Having landed in France on 21 August 1914, Gunner was quickly in action and gained a’mention’ in the despatch of Field Marshal French, dated 20 November 1914, covering the period of activity 11 October – 2 November 1914. During this period of fighting in the Armentieres-Ypres area, the 1st Battalion was prominent in and around Le Gheer and St. 17 February 1915, refers. The Battalion earned 13′mentions’, this being one of two to Privates. Gunner gained further laurels in 1915 – the Russian Medal of the Order of St. George and the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Transferred to the 8th Battalion, which landed in France in September, journey’s end would come on 6 December 1915, aged just 20. Fellow battalion member, Private J. Carpenter, also aged 20, would be killed on the same day. Gunner is buried alongside his comrade in the Chapelle-d’Armentieres New Military Cemetery and is commemorated upon the Burpham Memorial, Surrey and in Bath Abbey. Percy’s younger brother, Frank, had his leg blown off whilst serving with the Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry just two days prior, 4 December 1915. A third brother, John, served with the Irish Guards. I Collect RFC / WW1 RAF CASUALTY GROUPS SO MOVING ON A FEW ITEMS, CHECK OUT MY OTHER GROUPS. P/M If YOU HAVE ANY RFC CASUALTIES. I Collect RFC / WW1 RAF casualty medal groups, let me know if you have any. LOOKING FOR THE FOLLOWING PLAQUES. George Alec Parker, Geoffrey Sebastian Buck, George Franks. Cecil Edward Metcalfe, Ernest Gavin. Edgar Noel Moore, William Sadler, George Sadler, John Gibb, Herbert Hamilton, George Mutch, Howard Redmayne Harker. The item “WW1 SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY DOUBLE GALLANTRY KIA CASUALTY MEDALS” is in sale since Sunday, April 12, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “kingsnorth36″ and is located in New Romney. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia, Germany, France.
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)

Casualty Medal Frame to house 3 WW1 Medals & Replica Memorial Plaque Display

Casualty Medal Frame to house 3 WW1 Medals & Replica Memorial Plaque Display

Casualty Medal Frame to house 3 WW1 Medals & Replica Memorial Plaque Display

Poppy Medal Framing offer a Casualty Group Frame including a facsimilie/copy of an original Memorial Plaque holder produced in brass powder/resin mix to produce a metal finish appearance. This is moulded from an original and displays the Thistle/Rose/Shamrock and Leek in its corners(the one pictured has 3 brass tabs but these are no longer required to hold the plaque within the frame so are now not present in future holders). The frame is a matt black solid wood moulding housing a black velvet coated board with apertures for a 1914 or 1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal and a Memorial Plaque within the replica plaque holder. The medals and plaque are simply held in the frame and are not in anyway adhered or permanent in the frame-they simply fit in their apertures for a superb display. This listing is for the pictured memorial plaque holder within a velvet coated board within a frame. We can make for WW1 pair and indeed other combinations if required-please message and we can advise. The item “Casualty Medal Frame to house 3 WW1 Medals & Replica Memorial Plaque Display” is in sale since Wednesday, September 5, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “gunner100″ and is located in Chirk,Wrexham. This item can be shipped worldwide.

Emotive Family First World War WW1 Casualty and Prisoner of War Group Medals

Emotive Family First World War WW1 Casualty and Prisoner of War Group Medals

Emotive Family First World War WW1 Casualty and Prisoner of War Group Medals

Emotive Family First World War WW1 Casualty and Prisoner of War Group Medals

Emotive Family First World War WW1 Casualty and Prisoner of War Group Medals

Emotive Family First World War WW1 Casualty and Prisoner of War Group Medals

Emotive Family First World War WW1 Casualty and Prisoner of War Group Medals

Emotive Family First World War WW1 Casualty and Prisoner of War Group Medals

Emotive Family First World War WW1 Casualty and Prisoner of War Group Medals

Emotive Family First World War WW1 Casualty and Prisoner of War Group Medals

Emotive Family First World War WW1 Casualty and Prisoner of War Group Medals

Emotive Family First World War WW1 Casualty and Prisoner of War Group Medals

Emotive Family First World War WW1 Casualty and Prisoner of War Group Medals

Emotive Family First World War WW1 Casualty and Prisoner of War Group Medals. This very interesting group comprises of a First World War Pair named to 40970 PTE. Along with the medals is a brass Trench Art matchbox cover named J. Feeney on the top and 143 P. On the side of it, (presumably the Prisoner of War camp he was in) and an Aluminium Dog Tag bracelet. There are also photographs of PTE. Feeney, First World War postcards and a lovely collection of letters between PTE. Feeney and his wife and daughter. In one of the letters dated 29th January 1918 it says.. I had another letter from Willie (his brother) the other day and he is not to well, they are having it a bit rough in the trenches now, he tells me they are up to their knees in mud and water and he has aches and pains all over him. Sadly his brother Willie (William Henry Feeney) died on 23rd March 1918, included is his Death plaque. A really interesting group showing one families sacrifices during the Great War. Medals show no signs of renaming, condition as per the photographs. The item “Emotive Family First World War WW1 Casualty and Prisoner of War Group Medals” is in sale since Sunday, March 15, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “antique_lers” and is located in Colchester, Essex. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Service: Army
  • Modified Item: No
  • Issued// Not-Issued: Issued
  • Featured Refinements: World War 1 Medal
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Country// Organization: Great Britain
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Country//Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)

Original WW2 Royal Norfolk Regiment Soldier’s Casualty Medals Fall of Singapore

Original WW2 Royal Norfolk Regiment Soldier's Casualty Medals Fall of Singapore

Original WW2 Royal Norfolk Regiment Soldier's Casualty Medals Fall of Singapore

Original WW2 Royal Norfolk Regiment Soldier's Casualty Medals Fall of Singapore

Original WW2 Royal Norfolk Regiment Soldier's Casualty Medals Fall of Singapore

Original WW2 Royal Norfolk Regiment Soldier's Casualty Medals Fall of Singapore

Original WW2 Royal Norfolk Regiment Soldier's Casualty Medals Fall of Singapore

Original WW2 Royal Norfolk Regiment Soldier's Casualty Medals Fall of Singapore

Original WW2 Royal Norfolk Regiment Soldier's Casualty Medals Fall of Singapore

Original WW2 Royal Norfolk Regiment Soldier’s casualty medals to 5777831 Pte William Percival Palmer who died aged 26 on the 15th of February 1942 at he Fall of Singapore. Lot consists of 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War and Defence medals, box of issue still retains part of the address in Hemmings Way, silk Royal Norfolk Regiment sweetheart handkerchief, small original photo of Pte Palmer as a child, 1994 dated reply letter from the CWGC, original 1994 Watford Observer newspaper cutting relating to the story of Pte Palmer and his family that were left behind in the United Kingdom and photocopied photos of him and his grave etc in Singapore. Unfortunately the cond olence slip is not present but the Pacific Star and 39-45 Star were privately engraved by the family at the time of being issued. The box of issue still retains part of the address which is confirmed in the newspaper article. The item “Original WW2 Royal Norfolk Regiment Soldier’s Casualty Medals Fall of Singapore” is in sale since Friday, March 13, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “chp19071976″ and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1914-1945

Original WW2 Royal Norfolk Regiment Soldier’s Casualty Medals Fall of Singapore

Original WW2 Royal Norfolk Regiment Soldier's Casualty Medals Fall of Singapore

Original WW2 Royal Norfolk Regiment Soldier's Casualty Medals Fall of Singapore

Original WW2 Royal Norfolk Regiment Soldier's Casualty Medals Fall of Singapore

Original WW2 Royal Norfolk Regiment Soldier's Casualty Medals Fall of Singapore

Original WW2 Royal Norfolk Regiment Soldier's Casualty Medals Fall of Singapore

Original WW2 Royal Norfolk Regiment Soldier's Casualty Medals Fall of Singapore

Original WW2 Royal Norfolk Regiment Soldier's Casualty Medals Fall of Singapore

Original WW2 Royal Norfolk Regiment Soldier's Casualty Medals Fall of Singapore

Original WW2 Royal Norfolk Regiment Soldier’s casualty medals to 5777831 Pte William Percival Palmer who died aged 26 on the 15th of February 1942 at he Fall of Singapore. Lot consists of 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War and Defence medals, box of issue still retains part of the address in Hemmings Way, silk Royal Norfolk Regiment sweetheart handkerchief, small original photo of Pte Palmer as a child, 1994 dated reply letter from the CWGC, original 1994 Watford Observer newspaper cutting relating to the story of Pte Palmer and his family that were left behind in the United Kingdom and photocopied photos of him and his grave etc in Singapore. Unfortunately the cond olence slip is not present but the Pacific Star and 39-45 Star were privately engraved by the family at the time of being issued. The box of issue still retains part of the address which is confirmed in the newspaper article. The item “Original WW2 Royal Norfolk Regiment Soldier’s Casualty Medals Fall of Singapore” is in sale since Friday, February 28, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “chp19071976″ and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1914-1945

Ww2 Raf Casualty Medals, Clifford John Dibden, Spitfire Pilot, 92 Sqn, From Chepstow

Ww2 Raf Casualty Medals, Clifford John Dibden, Spitfire Pilot, 92 Sqn, From Chepstow

Ww2 Raf Casualty Medals, Clifford John Dibden, Spitfire Pilot, 92 Sqn, From Chepstow

Ww2 Raf Casualty Medals, Clifford John Dibden, Spitfire Pilot, 92 Sqn, From Chepstow

Ww2 Raf Casualty Medals, Clifford John Dibden, Spitfire Pilot, 92 Sqn, From Chepstow

Ww2 Raf Casualty Medals, Clifford John Dibden, Spitfire Pilot, 92 Sqn, From Chepstow

Ww2 Raf Casualty Medals, Clifford John Dibden, Spitfire Pilot, 92 Sqn, From Chepstow

Ww2 Raf Casualty Medals, Clifford John Dibden, Spitfire Pilot, 92 Sqn, From Chepstow

Ww2 Raf Casualty Medals, Clifford John Dibden, Spitfire Pilot, 92 Sqn, From Chepstow

Ww2 Raf Casualty Medals, Clifford John Dibden, Spitfire Pilot, 92 Sqn, From Chepstow

Ww2 Raf Casualty Medals, Clifford John Dibden, Spitfire Pilot, 92 Sqn, From Chepstow

Ww2 Raf Casualty Medals, Clifford John Dibden, Spitfire Pilot, 92 Sqn, From Chepstow

WW2 ROYAL AIR FORCE MEDAL GROUP AWARDED TO SPITFIRE PILOT CLIFFORD JOHN DIBDEN, 92 SQUADRON. CLIFFORD JOHN DIBDEN WAS BORN 23/2/1917 IN CHEPSTOW, MONMOUTHSHIRE. IN MARCH 1939 CLIFFORD JOINED THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE CONSTABULARY AS A POLICE CONSTABLE. HE WAS STATIONED AT LYDNEY POLICE STATION IN THE FOREST OF DEAN. CLIFFORD WAS ALSO A VERY GOOD RUGBY PLAYER, HE PLAYED IN THE CENTRE FOR GLOUCESTER AND LYDNEY RUGBY CLUBS. CLIFFORD JOINED THE RAF IN 1943 AND WAS SELECTED FOR A FLYING COURSE IN SOUTH AFRICA, AFTER TRAINING HE WAS ASSIGNED TO 92 SQUADRON WHO FLEW SPITFIRES. 22/1/1944 THE SQUADRON WERE TASKED WITH SUPPORTING BRITISH AND AMERICAN TROOPS AT ANZIO. TWELVE SPITFIRES TOOK OFF THAT MORNING, CLIFFORD`S SPITFIRE HIT A TREE ON TAKE OFF AND BURST INTO FLAMES, HE DIED OF HIS INJURIES. ORIGINAL FULL SIZE WW2 AFRICA STAR, ITALY STAR, 1939-45 STAR, DEFENCE MEDAL AND WAR MEDAL. ORIGINAL WW2 AIR MINISTRY MEDAL BOX OF ISSUE WITH CONDOLENCE SLIP ” “. BOX ADDRESSED TO HIS WIFE MRS. MANSON, STROAT FARM, TIDENHAM, NR CHEPSTOW, MON. CONDOLENCE SLIP NAMED TO FLYING OFFICER. (PEARL FRANCES DIBDEN MARRIED JOHN MANSON IN 1946). COPY OF CWGC CASUALTY DETAILS. FLYING OFFICER PILOT CLIFFORD JOHN DIBDEN, 92 SQUADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE. DIED 22nd JANUARY 1944 AGED 26. SON OF CHARLES EDWARD AND EDITH MARY DIBDEN, HUSBAND OF PEARL FRANCES DIBDEN OF TIDENHAM, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. REMEMBERED WITH HONOUR AT THE CASERTA WAR CEMETERY. PLEASE LOOK AT MY OTHER MEDALS AND ITEMS. The item “WW2 RAF CASUALTY MEDALS, CLIFFORD JOHN DIBDEN, SPITFIRE PILOT, 92 SQN, FROM CHEPSTOW” is in sale since Wednesday, February 19, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “celtic_1966″ and is located in Gloucester. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
  • Service: Air Force
  • Era: 1914-1945

WW2 Air Crew Europe Star Medal Group RAF- Casualty Jones 10 Sqdn Cwmcoy

WW2 Air Crew Europe Star Medal Group RAF- Casualty Jones 10 Sqdn Cwmcoy

WW2 Air Crew Europe Star Medal Group RAF- Casualty Jones 10 Sqdn Cwmcoy

WW2 Air Crew Europe Star Medal Group RAF- Casualty Jones 10 Sqdn Cwmcoy

WW2 Air Crew Europe Star Medal Group RAF- Casualty Jones 10 Sqdn Cwmcoy

WW2 Air Crew Europe Star Medal Group RAF- Casualty Jones 10 Sqdn Cwmcoy

WW2 Air Crew Europe Star Medal Group RAF- Casualty Jones 10 Sqdn Cwmcoy

WW2 Air Crew Europe Star Medal Group RAF- Casualty Jones 10 Sqdn Cwmcoy

WW2 Air Crew Europe Star Medal Group RAF- Casualty Jones 10 Sqdn Cwmcoy

WW2 Air Crew Europe Star Medal Group RAF- Casualty Jones 10 Sqdn Cwmcoy

WW2 Air Crew Europe Star Medal Group RAF- Casualty Jones 10 Sqdn Cwmcoy

An original group of World War Two medals to a Sergeant from 10 Squadron who was killed in action on 3rd July 1942. The medals were awarded to 549292 Sergeant (Flight Engineer) David Morris Jones who came from Cwmcoy in Cardiganshire and who was 25 years old when he died. The Air Crew Europe Star. Named Air Council Medal Slip. Original Box of Issue Named to Mrs D M Jones at Gladimere in Cwmcoy. A history of 10 Squadron and the service history of David Morris from the Squadron Operations Record Book (ORB) and details of his loss in action. David Morris Jones served during the Second World War as a Flight Engineer with 10 Squadron, flying Halifaxes. He was killed in action when Halifax II W1056, piloted by Flying Officer E. Lawler, crashed into the sea returning from a raid on the port of Bremen on 2-3 July 1942. Whether they were damaged by flak or attacked by a night fighter is unknown. The entire crew of seven were killed. Aircraft were involved in this raid, and 13 aircraft were lost. David Jones is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, and also on the Llandygwydd church memorial in his home village. Worthy of more research. Please let me know if you need any additional photos or details. Please see my other listings of British and foreign Medals and Militaria. Thanks and kind regards. The item “WW2 Air Crew Europe Star Medal Group RAF- Casualty Jones 10 Sqdn Cwmcoy” is in sale since Saturday, January 11, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “harrypitt69″ and is located in Nottingham. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Service: Air Force
  • Modified Item: No
  • Featured Refinements: Medal Group
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)

WW2 RAF Spitfire Pilot Casualty Medal Group 249 Squadron Malta Booth -Sussex

WW2 RAF Spitfire Pilot Casualty Medal Group 249 Squadron Malta Booth -Sussex

WW2 RAF Spitfire Pilot Casualty Medal Group 249 Squadron Malta Booth -Sussex

WW2 RAF Spitfire Pilot Casualty Medal Group 249 Squadron Malta Booth -Sussex

WW2 RAF Spitfire Pilot Casualty Medal Group 249 Squadron Malta Booth -Sussex

WW2 RAF Spitfire Pilot Casualty Medal Group 249 Squadron Malta Booth -Sussex

WW2 RAF Spitfire Pilot Casualty Medal Group 249 Squadron Malta Booth -Sussex

WW2 RAF Spitfire Pilot Casualty Medal Group 249 Squadron Malta Booth -Sussex

WW2 RAF Spitfire Pilot Casualty Medal Group 249 Squadron Malta Booth -Sussex

WW2 RAF Spitfire Pilot Casualty Medal Group 249 Squadron Malta Booth -Sussex

WW2 RAF Spitfire Pilot Casualty Medal Group 249 Squadron Malta Booth -Sussex

WW2 RAF Spitfire Pilot Casualty Medal Group 249 Squadron Malta Booth -Sussex

WW2 RAF Spitfire Pilot Casualty Medal Group 249 Squadron Malta Booth -Sussex

World War Two Spitfire Pilots Casualty Medal Group to a Flying Officer Pilot who served with 249 Squadron during the defense of Malta. The medals were awarded to 60093 John Charles Mortimer-Booth who came from Itchingfield in West Sussex and who was 26 years old when he died. Named Air Council Condolence Slip. Named Air Ministry Medal Box Sent to Miss D. Booth at Plashwood Green Moor, Mortlye, Sheffield. John Booth was killed along with five other pilots from 249 squadron and 126 squadron during a German raid on Rabat when the pilots billet at the Hotel Point de Vue in Rabat received a direct hit. John and his brother Geoffrey Richard-Mortimer Booth (Midshipman HMS Kelly sunk in May 1941) are commemorated on the Itchingfield, West Sussex World War Two Memorial. Details about John from the website for the memorial are as follows. John Mortimer-Booth was schooled at Christs Hospital, leaving in 1934. At the outbreak of the war he signed up for the RAFVR and was commissioned a pilot on 15th January 1941. On 16 May 1940, 249 squadron reformed as a fighter squadron at RAF Church Fenton. Equipped with Hurricanes, the unit fought in the Battle of Britain and, beginning in December 1940, in offensive missions over France. In May 1941, No. 249 was transferred to Malta by aircraft carrier. There it formed part of the fighter defences, converting to Spitfires in February 1942. By March 1943 John was a member of 249 Squadron, based at RAF Ta Kali/Qali in Malta. The War Diary for 21st March 1942 reads as follows. Raids on Ta Qali continued today with increased intensity. In massive and widespread attacks this afternoon, communities surrounding the air base also suffered badly, as the enemy extended their targets to Mosta and surrounding communities of Rabat, Imtarfa and Balzan. Casualties known so far are 20 military and 61 civilians killed and over 100 wounded. 22 civilians were killed in Rabat; 30 were killed and 45 wounded in Mosta, where a large number of bombs fell. Todays raids bring the total number of bombs dropped on Ta Qali in the last 48 hours to 1600. Since Thursday night over 300 tons of bombs have left huge craters across the airfield, now said to resemble the surface of the moon. One of the bombs that fell on Rabat hit the Point de Vue guest house which was being used as off-base accommodation for pilots. John Mortimer-Booth was killed in this attack and is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery. Details about the squadron and the raids on Malta including an eye witness account of the bomb which fell on the hotel and killed John Booth and the other pilots can be found on the Malta Times website. A rare photograph of Valletta under attack, taken by one of the enemy aircraft on the evening of April 7, 1942, features in the first of 13 issues that will comprise volume five of Malta At War. The picture in question shows bomb explosions along the length of the city, with huge columns of smoke shrouding the buildings, including the Royal Opera House, the Auberge de France (where, later, the headquarters of the General Workers’ Union was built), the Magisterial Palace, the market and other prominent landmarks, as well as the scouts headquarters at Sarria, Floriana. Various ships were sunk in Grand Harbour, including the Talabot and Pampas, which had been hit a fortnight earlier in mass attacks by the Luftwaffe, determined to destroy the two survivors of a convoy from Alexandria that had been safely delivered by the Royal Navy after defeating a vastly superior Italian Navy squadron in the Second Battle of Sirte. March 1942 had seen the Luftwaffe unleash a massive blitz to neutralise the island’s offensive against the Axis convoys carrying troops and supplies to the Afrika Korps whose commander, General Erwin Rommel, was envisaging an offensive to advance from Cyrenaica into Egypt. The German fighters and bombers carried out the first carpet bombing of the war against the airfields and also targeted the anti-aircraft sites. The first Spitfires to operate outside Britain had arrived a few weeks earlier but were too few to contain the formidable and vastly more numerous assembly of German aircraft that daily carried out hundreds of sorties, sowing high-calibre bombs over the airfields and the dockyard and against ships in harbour. Among the historic buildings destroyed was the chapel of Tal-uiea in the bay where St Paul is reputed to have landed. Three paintings depicting the shipwreck dating to 1615 were almost irreparably destroyed. These were recovered from under the rubble and, with dedication, were restored after the war and now hang inside the rebuilt chapel. The full illustrated story features in this issue of Malta At War. One of the wartime fighter aces, the Canadian Flight Lieutenant Buck McNair, describes the tragic death of six of his brother fighter pilots at Rabat when their billet at the Hotel Point de Vue received a direct hit. SPITFIRE PILOTS DAY IN HELL. One 1000kg bomb landed in front of the Point de Vue Hotel in Rabat, being used as a billet for RAF fighter pilots. Buck McNair had just arrived back at the hotel when the bomb exploded. When I came to, I didnt know where I was. I didnt feel I was dead, but I didnt feel whole. My eyes were open, but my jaws and chest didnt seem to be thereI felt for my tin hat, then I started to be able to see just as if the sun was coming up after a great darkness. I felt carefully with my fingers and found that I had a face and a chest, so I felt better. As I became more conscious, I found I was upstairs; but I knew I shouldnt be upstairs. I should be downstairs. Then I realized I had been blown upstairs either through a door or through an opening at the turn of the staircase. Id been thrown up 20 or 30 feet. I went out onto the roof and back down the main staircase which was barely hanging in place. I saw the bodies lying at the foot of it. They were in a heap. There was no blood. The raid was still on the All Clear hadnt sounded. But everything seemed very quiet. Heavy dust covered the bodies. I looked at them studied them. One was headless, the head had been cut cleanly away from the top of the shoulders. I didnt see the head, but I could recognize the man by his very broad shoulders. I heard a moan, so I put my hand gently on the bodies to feel which of them was alive. One of them I noticed had a hole, more than a foot wide, right through the abdomen. Anothers head was split wide open into two halves, from back to front, by a piece of shrapnel. The face had expanded to twice its size. How the man managed still to be alive I didnt know. I thought of shooting him with my revolver. As I felt for it, I heard Bud Connells voice behind me. Look at this mess! I put my hand against the wall, but it slithered down it. It had seemed dry with all the dust, but when I took my hand away I found it was covered with blood with bits of meat stuck to it like at the butchers when theyre chopping up meat and cleaning up a joint. I turned to Bud. For Gods sake, I said, dont come in here. Then I noticed that my battledress and trousers were torn and ripped. It seemed natural to see him. He had been in the building with us, but he didnt say anything about me being there. He didnt seem to want to talk Now an ambulance and a doctor arrived. The doc asked me to help him with the bodies. I said Get someone else, Ive seen enough. The realization of what had happened began to dawn very slowly My left arm had gone out of joint when I was blown upstairs by the bomb, but I had shoved it back in place. I did get one chappie on to a stretcher. He was still alive but I couldn’t recognise him. I put a cloth over his face and then a stupid orderly took it off. It was the most horrible sight I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen chappies with heads off and gaping wounds and horrible burns… One of the victims, an American nicknamed Junior because of his age, lost a leg and was blinded and died later in hospital. Several other Maltese were killed at Rabat, including two of the internees who had remained behind at St Agatha internment camp after the others had all been sent to Uganda. The Pont De Vue hotel is still operating and they hold memorial services and reenactments for the pilots killed on 21st March 1942 – see photo from their website above. Worthy of more research especially into his service as a fighter pilot. Please let me know if you need any additional photos or details. Please see my other listings of British and foreign Medals and Militaria. Thanks and kind regards. The item “WW2 RAF Spitfire Pilot Casualty Medal Group 249 Squadron Malta Booth -Sussex” is in sale since Thursday, December 12, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “harrypitt69″ and is located in Nottingham. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
  • Service: Air Force
  • Era: 1914-1945