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Fantastic Rare WW1 DCM Gallantry Kings African Rifle Distinguished Conduct Medal

Fantastic Rare WW1 DCM Gallantry Kings African Rifle Distinguished Conduct Medal

Fantastic Rare WW1 DCM Gallantry Kings African Rifle Distinguished Conduct Medal

Fantastic Rare WW1 DCM Gallantry Kings African Rifle Distinguished Conduct Medal

Fantastic Rare WW1 DCM Gallantry Kings African Rifle Distinguished Conduct Medal

Fantastic Rare WW1 DCM Gallantry Kings African Rifle Distinguished Conduct Medal

Fantastic Rare WW1 DCM Gallantry Kings African Rifle Distinguished Conduct Medal

Fantastic Rare WW1 DCM Gallantry Kings African Rifle Distinguished Conduct Medal

Here we have a Fantastic Rare WW1 DCM Gallantry Kings African Rifle Distinguished Conduct Medal, Very scarce medal, only 190 ever issued and then only 24 issued to this particular regiment the 1/2 KAR Kings African Rifles, ribbon is a replacement and the front and back are quite worn due to probably being worn in Africa, this rare distinguished conduct medal has been issued to a pte in the Kings African Rfiles for outstanding gallantry and has a amazing citation which reads. R conspicuous gallantry in action at Pere P. On 6th September 1918. While his company was advancing under heavy fire he reported that the enemy were dismounting a machine gun. The order was given to charge and he was the first to go. The Company charged about twenty yards until stopped by the enemy covering party to the gun who jumped up and fired at point blank range. This man did not take cover with the rest of his party but with great coolness stood up and shot an enemy askari, and then running forward to an ant-hill ten yards away from which fire was coming, killed two native enemy NCO’s thus setting a fine example to the men of his Company and helping the advance against and defeat of two enemy Companies. The medal is correctly impressed to “4808 Pte Usi Bin Seremani 1/2 K. A. R” this would be perfect for medal collectors looking for scarce medals, gallantry enthusiasts, medal dealers, museums, lectures, ww1 collectors, antique shops and much much more! The item “Fantastic Rare WW1 DCM Gallantry Kings African Rifle Distinguished Conduct Medal” is in sale since Wednesday, May 9, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “knightofengland2011″ and is located in Gainsborough. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Service: Army
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom

WW2 Naval Gallantry Group of (9) Medals to a Chief Stoker, HMS Polruan / Castor

WW2 Naval Gallantry Group of (9) Medals to a Chief Stoker, HMS Polruan / Castor

WW2 Naval Gallantry Group of (9) Medals to a Chief Stoker, HMS Polruan / Castor

WW2 Naval Gallantry Group of (9) Medals to a Chief Stoker, HMS Polruan / Castor

WW2 Naval Gallantry Group of (9) Medals to a Chief Stoker, HMS Polruan / Castor

WW2 Naval Gallantry Group of (9) Medals to a Chief Stoker, HMS Polruan / Castor

WW2 Naval Gallantry Group of (9) Medals to a Chief Stoker, HMS Polruan / Castor

WW2 Naval Gallantry Group of (9) Medals to a Chief Stoker, HMS Polruan / Castor

WW2 Naval Gallantry Group of (9) Medals to a Chief Stoker, HMS Polruan / Castor

WW2 Naval Gallantry Group of (9) Medals to a Chief Stoker, HMS Polruan / Castor

WW2 Naval Gallantry Group of (9) Medals to a Chief Stoker, HMS Polruan / Castor

WW2 Naval Gallantry Group of (9) Medals to a Chief Stoker, HMS Polruan / Castor

WW2 Naval Gallantry Group of (9) Medals to a Chief Stoker, HMS Polruan / Castor

WW2 Distinguished Service Medal / MID Group of (9) Medals to. Chief Stoker Harold Taylor, Royal Navy: Distinguished Service Medal, GVI Ch. British War Medal; Victory Medal Sto. 1, RN; 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; War Medal, with MID device; Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, GV, coinage head K. Taylor, SPO, HMS Castor. With an extensive research file. Bar-mounted for wear, VF on average, DSM better. His Distinguished Service Medal was announced in the London Gazette of 14th June 1945 for outstanding service in the face of the enemy, or for zeal, patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters aboard HMS Polruan. His MID was for service as a sweeper winch operator aboard HMS Polruan during Operation Antidote, which involved clearing a 100-mile channel off the Tunisian coast in May – June 1943. Taylor came from Ashton under Lyne, Cheshire. Please also take a look at our website items at arcticmedals dot com (just google us). All items are unconditionally guaranteed as to authenticity. We are members of The Orders & Medals Research Society, (OMRS), The Orders & Medals Society of America (OMSA), The Military Collectors Club of Canada (MCC of C) & The Canadian Society of Medals & Military Insignia (CSMMI). The item “WW2 Naval Gallantry Group of (9) Medals to a Chief Stoker, HMS Polruan / Castor” is in sale since Saturday, August 19, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Other Militaria”. The seller is “arcticmedals” and is located in Calgary, Alberta. This item can be shipped worldwide.

Fantastic WW2 Gallantry Burma Military Cross Cameronians Medal Group

Fantastic WW2 Gallantry Burma Military Cross Cameronians Medal Group

Fantastic WW2 Gallantry Burma Military Cross Cameronians Medal Group

Fantastic WW2 Gallantry Burma Military Cross Cameronians Medal Group

Fantastic WW2 Gallantry Burma Military Cross Cameronians Medal Group

Fantastic WW2 Gallantry Burma Military Cross Cameronians Medal Group

Fantastic WW2 Gallantry Burma Military Cross Cameronians Medal Group

Fantastic WW2 Gallantry Burma Military Cross Cameronians Medal Group

Fantastic WW2 Gallantry Burma Military Cross Cameronians Medal Group

Here we have a Fantastic WW2 Gallantry Burma Military Cross Cameronians Medal Group. A brilliant group of medals for one of the many heroes of WW2, The Original 1942 Military Cross is privately engraved Capt. The group also consists of a 1939-45 Star, Burma Star, Defence and War Medals. Comes with relevant research. He was later awarded a Military OBE as Lt. The citation details him as Assistant Adjutant and QMG in the Cyrenaica District of Libya. The award is for his work in Libya during the Suez Crisis. The Military Cross (Immediate). 11th March 1942 Burma. For sustained gallantry and devotion to duty during the period 26th February to 9th March, 1942. 1 On 3rd March whilst commanding a company at KYAIKHL his company attacked the wood supported by 2nd Royal Tank Regiment: one platoon moving east of the wood and then pivoting got caught in Machine Gun Fire from the rear. He displayed great courage, coolness and determination in getting this platoon out a difficult situation. 2 On 6th March at PEGU the enemy attacked at first light and over ran the river line north of the town. They worked round to the west of the town and it appeared likely that they would cut the road immediately south west of PEGU. To meet this threat I had only the A. A platoon and one section of carriers under Captain Mahoney. I ordered Captain Mahoney with his carriers to patrol this area and prevent further penetration. He showed courage and initiative in carrying out this task killing six enemy in a L. He also successfully covered the withdrawal of a platoon of The West Yorks Regt. During this action he was slightly wounded in the arm and concussed. Throughout the day he did most valuable work in locating and contacting platoons of our troops who were cut off. 3 On 7th March he was in charge of Brigaded Carriers to escort the Brigade Transport from PEGU to HLEGU and for the tactical withdrawal of this transport. At about 0700 hrs while moving out to picket the road he was immediately ambushed but immediately turned the tables by knocking our 2 enemy with hand grenades and capturing their L. Later in the day he took his carrier through under considerable fire, which greatly assisted W. In clearing the road. It was largely due to his initiative, gallantry resource the transport, which also contained the wounded got through to HLEGU. Co 1st Bn Cameronians. Brigadier Noel Hugh-Jones Co. His obituary in The Cameronians Regimental magazine The Covenanter dated May 1957 reads as follows. All members of the regiment will be deeply shocked and grieved to hear the Lieut-Col Jim Mahoney was among the large number of passengers who lost their lives at Blackbushe Airport, near Camberley, in the early hours of the 1st of May, 1957, when very shortly after their plane (a Viking chartered to take military personnel to Tripoli in North Africa) had taken off for the start of its flight, one of its engines had cut out and after bursting into flames, had exploded, before the pilot managed to re-land the plane. This group would be perfect for medal dealers, museums, cameron highlanders, officers, lectures, displays, antique shops, historians, researchers and much much more! The item “Fantastic WW2 Gallantry Burma Military Cross Cameronians Medal Group” is in sale since Friday, April 13, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “knightofengland2011″ and is located in Gainsborough. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Service: Army
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Featured Refinements: Medal Group
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom

GALLANTRY WW1 (Messines June 1917) Military Cross Group & son’s WW2 Medal Group

GALLANTRY WW1 (Messines June 1917) Military Cross Group & son's WW2 Medal Group

GALLANTRY WW1 (Messines June 1917) Military Cross Group & son's WW2 Medal Group

GALLANTRY WW1 (Messines June 1917) Military Cross Group & son's WW2 Medal Group

GALLANTRY WW1 (Messines June 1917) Military Cross Group & son's WW2 Medal Group

GALLANTRY WW1 (Messines June 1917) Military Cross Group & son's WW2 Medal Group

GALLANTRY WW1 (Messines June 1917) Military Cross Group & son's WW2 Medal Group

GALLANTRY WW1 (Messines June 1917) Military Cross Group & son's WW2 Medal Group

GALLANTRY WW1 (Messines June 1917) Military Cross Group & son's WW2 Medal Group

GALLANTRY WW1 (Messines June 1917) Military Cross Group & son's WW2 Medal Group

GALLANTRY WW1 (Messines June 1917) Military Cross Group & son's WW2 Medal Group

Military Cross, British War Medal and Victory Medal group of 3. The Military Cross is beautifully engraved to. WILLIAMS MESSINES 7 – 5- 17. BWM and Victory Medals named to. Citation for the Military Cross was announced in the Edinburgh Gazette (Supplement) August 20th 1917, page 1681. It reads as follows. (T/Capt) William Arthur Williams. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an attack, he led his company with great courage and determination, capturing and enemy field gun, and at once consolidated his objective. Afterwards he repulsed a strong enemy counter-attack, showing a splendid example of coolness under very heavy shell fire. The Medal Index Card for William Arthur Williams confirms that he began the war as 276 Sergeant in the 6th Liverpool Regiment. Later to be commissioned 2nd / Lieutenant, 9th Liverpool rising to Lieutenant. He was later promoted to Captain attached to the Cheshire Regiment. He won the MC whilst serving with the 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. The award is also confirmed in the Battalion War Diary written up at Reclinghem on the 27th June 1917. The War Diary, of which an extract will accompany the medals, details that the 11th Battalion took part in the Attack on Messines Wytschaete Ridge. The intense fighting saw the original strength reduced from 41 Officers and 920 Other Ranks down to 32 Officers and 718 Other Ranks. In this action the Battalion won 1 Bar to a DSO, 5 Military Crosses, 3 Distinguished Conduct Medals and 21 Military Medals. This brings home the sheer intensity of the action. A very nicely toned miniature Military Cross, with pin, is with the group. This comes with his Medal slip (correctly marked). The son’s TEM is named to 922921 GNR. The item “GALLANTRY WW1 (Messines June 1917) Military Cross Group & son’s WW2 Medal Group” is in sale since Friday, March 30, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “ttandm4h” and is located in Faygate. This item can be shipped worldwide.

Miniature Medal Group Gallantry DSO, OBE, India General Service, Boer War, WW1

Miniature Medal Group Gallantry DSO, OBE, India General Service, Boer War, WW1

Miniature Medal Group Gallantry DSO, OBE, India General Service, Boer War, WW1

Miniature Medal Group Gallantry DSO, OBE, India General Service, Boer War, WW1

Miniature Medal Group Gallantry DSO, OBE, India General Service, Boer War, WW1

Miniature Medal Group Gallantry DSO, OBE, India General Service, Boer War, WW1

Miniature Medal Group Gallantry DSO, OBE, India General Service, Boer War, WW1

Miniature Medal Group Gallantry DSO, OBE, India General Service, Boer War, WW1

Miniature Medal Group Gallantry DSO, OBE, India General Service, Boer War, WW1

Miniature Medal Group Gallantry DSO, OBE, India General Service, Boer War, WW1

Miniature Medal Group Gallantry DSO, OBE, India General Service, Boer War, WW1

Miniature Medal Group Gallantry DSO, OBE, India General Service, Boer War, WW1

Miniature Medal Group Gallantry DSO, OBE, India General Service, Boer War, WW1

An original and genuine mounted for wear collection of miniature medals including the DSO and OBE awarded to an officer who served with the British Army from the 19th Century until the First World War. The group contains the following. Distinguished Service Order in gold and enamel, Order of the British Empire Military in silver gilt, India General Service Medal with the clasps for Punjab Frontier 1897-98 and Tirah 1897-98, Queens Boer War / South Africa Medal with the clasps for Elandslaagte, Defence of Ladysmith, Belfast and South Africa 1902, 1914-15 Star, War Medal and Victory Medal with Mentioned in Dispatches Oak Leaf. The medals have been stitched and mounted onto a metal pin bar by the recipient. The medals are bar are in generally good, original condition. The DSO and 1914-15 star have come lose from their ribbons but these could easily be reattached. The DSO has also lost the reverse central section although this cannot be seen from the front. An interesting and complete group of gallantry medals to an office of the British army which is worthy of more research to try and find out who the recipient was. Please let me know if you need any additional photos or details. Please see my other listings of British and German medals and militaria. Thanks and kind regards. The item “Miniature Medal Group Gallantry DSO, OBE, India General Service, Boer War, WW1″ is in sale since Thursday, March 08, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\19th Century (1800-1899)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “harrypitt69″ and is located in Nottingham. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Era: 1816-1913
  • Service: Army
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom

Officers Miniature Military Medals Gallantry M. C. Boer War, WW1, India Etc

Officers Miniature Military Medals Gallantry M. C. Boer War, WW1, India Etc

Officers Miniature Military Medals Gallantry M. C. Boer War, WW1, India Etc

Officers Miniature Military Medals Gallantry M. C. Boer War, WW1, India Etc

Officers Miniature Military Medals Gallantry M. C. Boer War, WW1, India Etc

Officers Miniature Military Medals Gallantry M. C. Boer War, WW1, India Etc

Officers Miniature Military Medals Gallantry M. C. Boer War, WW1, India Etc

Officers Miniature Military Medals Gallantry M. C. Boer War, WW1, India Etc

Officers Miniature Military Medals Gallantry M. C. Boer War, WW1, India Etc

Officers Miniature Military Medals Gallantry M. C. Boer War, WW1, India Etc

Officers Miniature Military Medals Gallantry M. C. Boer War, WW1, India Etc

Officers Miniature Military Medals Gallantry M. C. Boer War, WW1, India Etc

Officers Miniature Military Medals Gallantry M. C. Boer War, WW1, India Etc

A complete collection of original miniature military medals from the Boer War to the Indian North West Frontier in 1935 including the Military Cross for Gallantry. British Military Cross for Gallantry. British WW1 War Medal. Boer War Queens South Africa Medal. India General Service Medal with North West Frontier 1935 Clasp. British WW1 1914-15 Star. Boer War Kings South Africa Medal with clasps for South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902. British WW1 Victory Medal. Efficiency Decoration George VI with India Bar. The medals are all original, period and in good condition and would have been awarded to the same recipient. The medals have been sown onto a strip of black material. The Military Cross was attached on the left hand side but has come lose. This could easily be re-attached / re-sown on. Please let me know if you need any additional photos or information. Please see my other listings of British and German medals and militaria. Thanks and kind regards. The item “Officers Miniature Military Medals Gallantry M. C. Boer War, WW1, India Etc” is in sale since Friday, January 05, 2018. 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
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Service: Navy
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom

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Army Airborne WW2-Korea Gallantry Medals Ribbon Bars Combat Campaign RB Insignia

Army Airborne WW2-Korea Gallantry Medals Ribbon Bars Combat Campaign RB Insignia

Army Airborne WW2-Korea Gallantry Medals Ribbon Bars Combat Campaign RB Insignia

Army Airborne Officer’s Ribbon Pad and Insignia Lot. Double Silver Star Recipient, Legion of Merit, Double Bronze Star, Purple Heart WIA WW2 Pacific with Assault Landing, as well as significant service in the Korean War. The Bullion and Hand Sewn ribbons are likely Japanese Occupation Era Theater Made, during the period just after Korea, as the backings are Pre-1955. The Top Left Pad is likely stateside made in the Mid-1950s, on a Green Felt Base. The 11th Airborne Jump Wing / Oval is Cut-Edge Embroidered on Twill, and the Lt. & 505th PIR (Parachute Infantry Regiment) Collar Insignias are Embroidered on Twill. While I haven’t been able to research it yet, given the Rank/Combination of Awards/and Likely Timeframe, it may be possible to figure out the veteran’s name. Overall condition is Very Fine+, with typical signs of wear and oxidation. This is a really interesting block of uniform worn insignia… Decorations are for United States Service personnel. Airborn Paratroopers Special Forces Full Size U. This is a well made Uniform Cloth Theater Made Insignia of higher quality than the currently made. Army, USAR Metal, United States Overseas Service, War Department, Department of the Navy Service Medals, Decorations, and Awards. Army Navy & Marines Award, Naval Service Branches. Orders, Decorations, Medals, Awards of the United States of America, Order Decoration Award U. United States Naval Department Higher Quality Strike. Thanks for your interest! PLEASE READ the following carefully! Feel free to ask any questions up front, and ask us about anything else you are looking for, as we have MANY items not yet listed here, or on our Web Site, in inventory. In some cases, we may have multiples of certain items, and encourage you to ask if you are looking for more than one of the same item(s). We always recommend that you Insure and/or Register any items of significant value, to protect against loss or damage in transit. You have Thirty (30) Days to Return Lot, in the same condition as originally sent. 2 I cannot disclose reserves prior to the close of auctions, so please dont ask. All reserves are set reasonably to protect investments, but if an item doesnt make a reserve, Ill be happy to discuss it with you after the closing date. The item “Army Airborne WW2-Korea Gallantry Medals Ribbon Bars Combat Campaign RB Insignia” is in sale since Wednesday, December 06, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Medals & Ribbons”. The seller is “wittworldwide” and is located in Schaumburg, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.
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Canadian Miniature Gallantry Medal Group WW1 thru Iraq. Afghanistan and WW2

Canadian Miniature Gallantry Medal Group WW1 thru Iraq. Afghanistan and WW2

Canadian Miniature Gallantry Medal Group WW1 thru Iraq. Afghanistan and WW2

Canadian Miniature Gallantry Medal Group WW1 thru Iraq. Afghanistan and WW2

Canadian Miniature Gallantry Medal Group WW1 thru Iraq. Afghanistan and WW2

Canadian Miniature Gallantry Medal Group WW1 thru Iraq. Afghanistan and WW2

Canadian Miniature Gallantry Medal Group WW1 thru Iraq. VF Condition, mounted as worn, nice full group. Not attributed so unfortunately I don’t know who the recipient was. Canadian residents must add GST/HST. The item “Canadian Miniature Gallantry Medal Group WW1 thru Iraq. Afghanistan and WW2″ is in sale since Friday, March 17, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Canada”. The seller is “arcticmedals” and is located in Calgary, Alberta. This item can be shipped worldwide.

Ww1 Dso MC Gallantry Medal Group British Army Lt Colonel Smith Gallipoli Suvla

Ww1 Dso MC Gallantry Medal Group British Army Lt Colonel Smith Gallipoli Suvla

Ww1 Dso MC Gallantry Medal Group British Army Lt Colonel Smith Gallipoli Suvla

Ww1 Dso MC Gallantry Medal Group British Army Lt Colonel Smith Gallipoli Suvla

Ww1 Dso MC Gallantry Medal Group British Army Lt Colonel Smith Gallipoli Suvla

Ww1 Dso MC Gallantry Medal Group British Army Lt Colonel Smith Gallipoli Suvla

Ww1 Dso MC Gallantry Medal Group British Army Lt Colonel Smith Gallipoli Suvla

Ww1 Dso MC Gallantry Medal Group British Army Lt Colonel Smith Gallipoli Suvla

Ww1 Dso MC Gallantry Medal Group British Army Lt Colonel Smith Gallipoli Suvla

Ww1 Dso MC Gallantry Medal Group British Army Lt Colonel Smith Gallipoli Suvla

Ww1 Dso MC Gallantry Medal Group British Army Lt Colonel Smith Gallipoli Suvla

Ww1 Dso MC Gallantry Medal Group British Army Lt Colonel Smith Gallipoli Suvla

Ww1 Dso MC Gallantry Medal Group British Army Lt Colonel Smith Gallipoli Suvla

The Great War 1918′Egyptian Expeditionary Force’ D. Group of Six to Lieutenant-Colonel I. Smith, Somerset Light Infantry, Wounded on the Western Front, 31.10.1914, and Five Times Mentioned in Despatches. Included is a swing mounted, as worn, medal group, including. Distinguished Service Order, G. Silver-gilt and enamel, with integral top riband bar. 1914 Star, named CAPT: I. British War and Victory Medals, M. Oak Leaves, named MAJOR I. Serbia , Kingdom, Order of the White Eagle, 2nd type, Military Division, Officer’s breast Badge, 65mm including crown and crossed swords suspension x 35mm, silver-gilt and enamel, last lacking rosette from riband, generally very fine or better , together with a photographic image of the recipient, 2 photos of officers of the Somerset Light Infantry and two large files of exhaustive research. London Gazette 1.1.1919 Maj. Ian Mackintosh Smith, M. For distinguished service in connection with Military Operations in Egypt. London Gazette 1.1.1917 Capt. Ian Mackintosh Smith, Som. For distinguished service in the field. Serbia, Order of the White Eagle, Fourth Class London Gazette 15.10.1920 Major (local Lieutenant-Colonel) Ian Mackintosh Smith, D. Somerset Light Infantry’For distinguished services rendered during the course of the campaign. Lieutenant-Colonel Ian Mackintosh’Jan’ Smith, D. Was born in Inverness in January 1884, the son of John Mackintosh Smith, Esq. A tea planter from Ceylon. Educated at Rugby School and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, he was Commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Somerset Light Infantry, 22.10.1902, and was promoted Lieutenant, 20.5.1905. A talented linguist, he was an interpreter in Turkish and French, and served as Vice-Consul at Adana, Turkey, February to November 1911; and as Vice-Consul at Van, Turkey, whilst seconded to the Foreign Office, October 1913 until the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914. Promoted Captain, 11.8.1914, he served during the Great War with the 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry on the Western Front from 10.10.1914- reaching the front line on the 27th October he was wounded in the right thigh by a high explosive shell four days later, 31.10.1914. Admitted to General Hospital No. Appointed General Staff Officer, 3rd Grade, to serve as Staff Officer (Intelligence) with G. Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 24.2.1915, he served at Gallipoli, and was Mentioned in Despatches for the Suvla Bay landings (London Gazette 5.11.1915). Subsequently appointed Brigade Major in the 12th Infantry Brigade, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force and Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 25.12.1915, he served in this capacity until November 1916, was again Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 1.12.1916), and awarded the Military Cross. Appointed General Staff Officer, 2nd Grade, to serve as Liaison Officer with G. Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 4.11.1916, he was promoted Major, 22.10.1917, was thrice more Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazettes 16.1.1918, 22.1.1919, and 12.1.1920), was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, and an Officer of the Serbian Order of the White Eagle. Appointed temporary Military Attaché at Constantinople, 1.8.1919, in which he would have been in charge of liaising with Australian Military Officers in regards to the searching for lost and missing soldiers on the Gallipoli Peninsula. He remained there for a year before re-joining his old Regiment in Northern Ireland. However, Ireland was not to his liking-’he had not joined the army to be potted at from behind hedges’- and he resigned with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, 29.3.1923. Moving to London, he was employed at Conservative Head Office, before retiring to Co. He died in Belfast, 9.10.1958. Smith was the only Somerset Light Infantry Officer to be awarded the D. And Serbian Order of the White Eagle during the Great War. An article on his career and medals was published in the Journal of the Orders and Medals Research Society , Summer 1993 Vol. Overall an exceptional’double’ gallantry award medal & research group. 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 DSO MC GALLANTRY MEDAL GROUP BRITISH ARMY LT COLONEL SMITH GALLIPOLI SUVLA” is in sale since Thursday, November 02, 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: ENGLAND
  • Campaign: world war 1
  • Product Type: Medals
  • Era: 1900s

Canadian Miniature Distinguished Service Order Gallantry Medal Group WW1 / WW2

Canadian Miniature Distinguished Service Order Gallantry Medal Group WW1 / WW2

Canadian Miniature Distinguished Service Order Gallantry Medal Group WW1 / WW2

Canadian Miniature Distinguished Service Order Gallantry Medal Group WW1 / WW2

Canadian Miniature Distinguished Service Order Gallantry Medal Group WW1 / WW2

Canadian Miniature Distinguished Service Order Gallantry Medal Group WW1 / WW2

Canadian Miniature Distinguished Service Order Gallantry Medal Group WW1 / WW2

Canadian Miniature Distinguished Service Order Gallantry Medal Group WW1 / WW2

Canadian Miniature Distinguished Service Order Gallantry Medal Group WW1 / WW2

Canadian Miniature Distinguished Service Order Gallantry Medal Group WW1 / WW2. VF Condition, mounted as worn, nice group. Enamel damage to the Order which has been repaired. Not attributed so unfortunately I don’t know who the recipient was. Canadian residents must add GST/HST. The item “Canadian Miniature Distinguished Service Order Gallantry Medal Group WW1 / WW2″ is in sale since Tuesday, May 30, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Canada”. The seller is “arcticmedals” and is located in Calgary, Alberta. This item can be shipped worldwide.