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Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

Ww1 Mesopotamia Meritorious Service Medal Lance Cpl Mathieson British Army

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Ww1 And China 1900 Mesopotamia Frontier Force Dco MID Medal Group Wia Etc

A Ww1 And China 1900 Mesopotamia Frontier Force Dco MID Medal Group Wia Etc

A Ww1 And China 1900 Mesopotamia Frontier Force Dco MID Medal Group Wia Etc

A Ww1 And China 1900 Mesopotamia Frontier Force Dco MID Medal Group Wia Etc

A Ww1 And China 1900 Mesopotamia Frontier Force Dco MID Medal Group Wia Etc

A Ww1 And China 1900 Mesopotamia Frontier Force Dco MID Medal Group Wia Etc

A Ww1 And China 1900 Mesopotamia Frontier Force Dco MID Medal Group Wia Etc

A Ww1 And China 1900 Mesopotamia Frontier Force Dco MID Medal Group Wia Etc

A Ww1 And China 1900 Mesopotamia Frontier Force Dco MID Medal Group Wia Etc

A Ww1 And China 1900 Mesopotamia Frontier Force Dco MID Medal Group Wia Etc

FRONTIER FORCE DCO GROUP TO A MAJOR WITH A FIGHTING CITATION FOR SANNAYAT 1917. INITIALLY ASSISTANT COMMANDANT OF THE GIGIT SCOUTS, WITH HIS REGIMENT, THE 51ST SIKHS, HE TOOK PART IN THE RELIEF OF KUT, CAPTURE OF. PRIOR TO WW1, HE SERVED IN. 1900, HIS REGIMENT BEING THE FIRST TO RELIEVE THE LEGATIONS DEFENDERS. HE FURTHER SAW ACTION AGAINST THE DARWESH KHEL WAZIRIS, NORTHWEST FRONTIER IN 1902. ENTITLED TO MILITARY ORDER OF THE DRAGON. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER, GEORGE V. WAR MEDAL 1900, 1 CLASP – RELIEF OF. BRITISH WAR MEDAL MAJ. VICTORY MEDAL WITH MID OAK LEAF MAJ. AND DELHI DURBAR MEDAL 1911, SILVER GRADE (UNNAMED). Alexander Gallwey Shea was born in. 23-6-1880, the son of Henry John Francis Shea, who was an officer (Colonel) in the Royal Artillery, born in. And Isabella Louisa Stuart. Until he was 10 years old, when he was sent to the. 1891 finds him at the Summerfield prep school in Summertown, North of Oxford, England. Shea was a gentleman cadet and graduated from the. Receiving his first rank and commission as a 2nd Lieutenant and placed on the unattached list, with a view to appointment to the Indian Staff Corps, effective 25-1-1899. He was named a 2nd Lt. In the Indian Army on 21-4-1900 and went to. With the 7th Rajput regiment. He earned the China War medal with clasp “Relief of Pekin” He was also awarded the Military order of the Dragon, but sadly, this medal is not part of his group. Campaign, the 7th Rajputs were involved in heavy fighting leading up to the relief of. Indeed they were the first regiment to break through and relieve the Legations defenders. George & the Chinese Dragon by Lt-Col Vaughan of 7th Rajputs, gives a good account of the regiments service during the Boxer Rebellion (Copy on CD included). Shea further served on the Northwest frontier in 1902 in operations against the Darwesh Khel Waziris, and was made full Lieutenant 6-4-1903. He served with the 51st Sikhs (Frontier Force) and was promoted Captain 25-1-1908. He attended the Dehli Durbar in 1911 with a contingent from the 51st (medal). In 1914 he was still serving in the 51st, attached as Assistant Commandant to the Gilgit Scouts who were a part of the Frontier Corps. The 51st went to. In November 1914 to assist in the. He continued to serve with with the 51st Sikhs through September 1915 when he was promoted Major. In November 1915, they were sent to. Major Shea served with distinction in the Mesopotamian theatre, participating in the Relief of Kut, and the Capture of Baghdad. On the Sannayat front he was slightly wounded on 25-10-16. He had to go to hospital in Amara for X-ray treatment as a result. On 22-2-1917, the British attacked the Turks in an attempt to cut off a large force. This was later known as the 2nd. The 51st Sikhs were tasked with pinning down the Ottoman reserves. They staged this attack with the 1st Seaforths, and 92nd Punjabis and received fierce counter fire in response. Major Shea was severely wounded while leading his 51st Sikhs who suffered 80 casualties that day. The Turks broke off when ordered to retreat toward. Shea also served in the Battles of Istabulat, Daur, and Tikrit. Shea was mentioned in dispatches and received the BWM and MID oakleaf to his Victory medal. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order Gazetted LG 28-8-1917. Sheas 1935 obituary in the The Irish Times gives an account of his service and details of what was clearly a fighting D. He won a particularly good D. At Sannayat in 1917 for conspicuous gallantry, and fine leadership in the assault on the enemy’s trenches, when he took his company through the enemy’s second line, and held onto his objective, even though the line on his right had withdrawn and exposed his flank. He was severely wounded, but remained in command, and continued to show an example of courage and resource, enabling the line to be reestablished. Major Shea did not accompany them. He was listed as Temporary Lt. 24-2-1918 in that year’s list. He had been attached 19-2-1918 to the HQ Staff of the Army in. As Assistant Adjutant General under Brigadier General H. He served for four years at HQ, was given a Brevet Lt. Colonelcy 3-5-1921, and specially selected to command the 3/19 Hyderabad Regiment around 1922. One week after this promotion he married Margaretta Victoria Elizabeth Holland in. She was a native of. Gloucestershire, and her father Thomas Holland was employed by the Geological Survey of India. He was subsequently nominated as G. Meerut District, but ill health, which compelled him to retire cut short a career which showed great promise. He was transferred to the unemployed list in August 1927, and retired a Lt. His elder brother was also a British Indian army officer named General Sir John Stuart Mackenzie Shea, GCB, KCMG, DSO. He won the DSO leading Australians against Jan Smuts laager, in the Boer war, and was commander of the 60th 2/2. During the Great war. He bears the distinction of being the General who on 9-12-1917 received the keys to the city of. In a symbolic act of surrender by the mayor of. Lieutenant Colonel Shea died on 24-4-1935 in Clifden. A brother officer wrote. Not only many soldiers of all ranks in India, but many wild tribesman from Waziristan to Gilgit, will hear with regret of the death at the age of 54, of Lt. Of Ardagh Lodge, County Gallway. Known as “Tim” Shea on the Northwest Frontier, where he spent most of his service. His most important work was 6 years with the. Militia, and 3 years with the Gilgit Scouts where he was also Special Political Assistant for Gupis district. His fine presence, sympathetic but strong personality, and remarkable linguistic aptitude, combined to make him an ideal officer for such work. Note; This is Sheas full medal entitlement, he was not present in Operations on the Northwest frontier in 1902 that entitlement him to the Indian General Service medal with. 1919 Army List confirms. 1902. Operations against the Darwesh Khel Waziris. The War of 1914-9. Despatches, Lond. 17 and 28 July 19. Condition, light contact, NEF. A superb group with much research potential. Accompanied by copies of his London Gazette and Edinburgh Gazette announcements, the Delhi Dunbar Medal Roll 1911 and, extracts from 51. War Diary, Order of the Dragon Roll entry , assorted research papers, copy of St. George & the Chinese Dragon on CD etc. PLEASE NOTE; If you have any questions and require more images please get in touch. SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS FOR SIMILAR ITEMS. The item “A WW1 AND CHINA 1900 MESOPOTAMIA FRONTIER FORCE DCO MID MEDAL GROUP WIA ETC” is in sale since Sunday, June 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “albatrosj1″ and is located in SCOTLAND. This item can be shipped worldwide.

Distinguished Conduct Medal Group. Middlesex Regiment, Mesopotamia World War One

Distinguished Conduct Medal Group. Middlesex Regiment, Mesopotamia World War One

Distinguished Conduct Medal Group. Middlesex Regiment, Mesopotamia World War One

Distinguished Conduct Medal Group. Middlesex Regiment, Mesopotamia World War One

Distinguished Conduct Medal Group. Middlesex Regiment, Mesopotamia World War One

Distinguished Conduct Medal Group. Middlesex Regiment, Mesopotamia World War One

Distinguished Conduct Medal Group. Middlesex Regiment, Mesopotamia World War One

Distinguished Conduct Medal Group. Middlesex Regiment, Mesopotamia World War One

Distinguished Conduct Medal Group. Middlesex Regiment, Mesopotamia World War One

Distinguished Conduct Medal Group. Middlesex Regiment, Mesopotamia World War One

The time has come to part with my war medal collection, accumulated over many years, in order to pursue other interests. Over the next few months I will be listing my entire collection as time permits. Please bear with me as this is not my area of expertise, however I will endeavour to make my listings as accurate as possible. All the research was carried out by a third party and is listed with the information provided. A DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL GROUP, consisting of. George V Distinguished Conduct Medal, impressed 16 SJT: J BLUNT. 1914-15 Star, impressed L-11740 CPL. War & Victory Medals (with MID emblem), impressed L-11740 C SJT. H BLUNT MIDD’X. 1908-35 India General Service Medal – Clasp Afghanistan N. F 1919, impressed 1249 C. (Note error in surname spelling). Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, impressed, C. Medal Index Card confirms James Henry Blunt entered theatre 5(a) on the 26.08.15. Citation- For conspicuous gallantry during the forcing of the passage of the river. He laid cable across the river under heavy fire, and then brought another back from the left bank to the right. He has at all times displayed marked gallantry and devotion to duty. Mentioned in Despatches for Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force. London Gazette 15th August 1917. The item “Distinguished Conduct Medal Group. Middlesex Regiment, Mesopotamia World War One” is in sale since Thursday, March 02, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\1914 – 1918 (WWI)”. The seller is “truevillan” and is located in BRISBANE, QLD. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Country: Britain
  • Campaign: World War I
  • Product Type: Medals
  • Era: 1910s