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Boer war & WW1 medals KSA QSA Belmont Paardeberg Relief Kimberley Sgt Smith RAMC

Boer war & WW1 medals KSA QSA Belmont Paardeberg Relief Kimberley Sgt Smith RAMC

Boer war & WW1 medals KSA QSA Belmont Paardeberg Relief Kimberley Sgt Smith RAMC

Boer war & WW1 medals KSA QSA Belmont Paardeberg Relief Kimberley Sgt Smith RAMC

Boer war & WW1 medals KSA QSA Belmont Paardeberg Relief Kimberley Sgt Smith RAMC

Boer war & WW1 medals KSA QSA Belmont Paardeberg Relief Kimberley Sgt Smith RAMC

Boer war & WW1 medals KSA QSA Belmont Paardeberg Relief Kimberley Sgt Smith RAMC

Boer war & WW1 medals KSA QSA Belmont Paardeberg Relief Kimberley Sgt Smith RAMC

Boer war & WW1 medals KSA QSA Belmont Paardeberg Relief Kimberley Sgt Smith RAMC

Boer war & WW1 medals KSA QSA Belmont Paardeberg Relief Kimberley Sgt Smith RAMC

Boer war & WW1 medals KSA QSA Belmont Paardeberg Relief Kimberley Sgt Smith RAMC

Boer war & WW1 medals KSA QSA Belmont Paardeberg Relief Kimberley Sgt Smith RAMC

Boer war & WW1 medals KSA QSA Belmont Paardeberg Relief Kimberley Sgt Smith RAMC

Boer War QSA & KSA & WW1 group of medals, QSA with 3 important battle bars, Belmont, Paardeberg and Relief of Kimberley, awarded to PRIVATE A SMITH RAMC, name contemporary engraved capitals, nearly extremely fine, WW1 medals, Victory and British war pair to Sergeant A Smith RAMC, Impressed official naming, comes with medal roll copy, see pictures for condition. Boer war & WW1 medals KSA QSA Belmont Paardeberg Relief Kimberley Sgt Smith RAMC. QSA & KSA Battle of Paardeberg, Belmont, Relief of Kimberley + WW1 Pair Private/Sergeant A Smith Royal Army Medical Corps Boer War QSA & KSA & WW1 group of medals, QSA with 3 important battle bars, Belmont, Paardeberg and Relief of Kimberley, awarded to PRIVATE A SMITH RAMC, name contemporary engraved capitals, nearly extremely fine, WW1 medals, Victory and British war pair to Sergeant A Smith RAMC, Impressed official naming, comes with medal roll copy, see pictures for condition. Battle of Belmont (1899). The Battle of Belmont is the name of an engagement of the Second Boer War on 23 November 1899, where the British under Lord Methuen assaulted a Boer position on Belmont kopje. Methuen’s three brigades were on their way to raise the Boer siege of Kimberley. A Boer force of about 2,000 men had entrenched on the range of Belmont kopje to delay their advance. Methuen sent the Guards Brigade on a night march to outflank the Boers, but due to faulty maps the Grenadier Guards found themselves in front of the Boer position instead. The Guards, the 9th Brigade and the Naval Brigade assaulted the Boers over open ground, suffering about 200 casualties. Before the British came to use their bayonets, the Boers retreated by pony and re-formed in another entrenched position at Graspan, where the pattern was repeated with the British suffering another 197 casualties: one sailor reporting that “at 200 yards we fixed bayonets, and we just saw their heels; they didn’t wait when they heard the rattle”. The Battle of Paardeberg or Perdeberg (“Horse Mountain”) was a major battle during the Second Anglo-Boer War. It was fought near Paardeberg Drift on the banks of the Modder River in the Orange Free State near Kimberley. Surrender of Boer General Cronje. Lord Methuen advanced up the railway line in November 1899 with the objective of relieving the besieged city of Kimberley (and the town of Mafeking, also under siege). Battles were fought on this front at Graspan, Belmont, Modder River before the advance was halted for two months after the British defeat at the Battle of Magersfontein. In February 1900, Field Marshal Lord Roberts assumed personal command of a significantly reinforced British offensive. The army of Boer General Piet Cronjé was retreating from its entrenched position at Magersfontein towards Bloemfontein after its lines of communication were cut by Major General John French, whose cavalry had recently outflanked the Boer position to relieve Kimberley. Cronjé’s slow-moving column was intercepted by French at Paardeberg, where the Boer general eventually surrendered after a prolonged siege, having fought off an attempted direct assault by Lieutenant General Horatio Kitchener. Major-General Sir John French. While Methuen’s 1st Division demonstrated against the Boer entrenchments at Magersfontein and the Highland Brigade under Major General Hector MacDonald marched 20 miles (32 km) westward to Koedoesberg and fixed the Boers’ attention to their right flank, Roberts’s large force began marching east in secret, late on 11 February. By the evening of 12 February, his leading horsemen had secured fords across the first obstacle, the Riet River. The next day, 13 February, the British mounted force made a gruelling march of 30 miles (48 km) under a blazing sun to capture fords across the Modder. The effect of the heat was made worse when the dry grass of the veld caught fire from a carelessly discarded match. French’s division had to wait at the fords (at Klip Drift) during the next day until the leading infantry reached them, after making an equally exhausting march. Luckily for the British, the move had taken the Boers by surprise and they did not move in strength to defend the fords or the hills nearby. Early on 15 February, French’s division began the final march to relieve Kimberley. Only scattered and disorganised Boers opposed them, and the enormous mass of British horsemen broke through their thin line, concealed in the dust cloud they created. Late that evening they reached Kimberley, where they were greeted with cheering crowds. French should by rights have gone to the military commander of the besieged garrison, Lieutenant Colonel Kekewich. Instead he called first on Cecil Rhodes, the former Prime Minister of Cape Colony and foremost Imperialist, at the town’s chief hotel. The final day’s ride had crippled most of French’s division. Most of his British regular cavalry carried too much equipment and their unacclimatised horses (and those of the seven batteries of horse artillery) were exhausted. His effective force was reduced to two regiments of New Zealand and Australian light horse, and two “brigades” (actually battalions) of mounted infantry. French was to further tire his men on 16 February by futile attempts to intercept one of the Boers’ Creusot 40-pounder siege guns (nicknamed “Long Tom”) which was withdrawing to the north. Create your brand with Auctiva’s. Attention Sellers – Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Boer war & WW1 medals KSA QSA Belmont Paardeberg Relief Kimberley Sgt Smith RAMC” is in sale since Thursday, January 10, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\Boer War (1899-1902)”. The seller is “theonlineauctionsale” and is located in England. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Era: 1816-1913
  • Service: Army
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Conflict: Boer War (1899-1902) / WW1
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

British WW1 Medal Group to Alfred Smith. All items in good vintage condition. Royal Field Artillery Mons Star Meritorious Service Medal and Long Service Good Conduct Group of Five, 1914 Star with Mons bar, 39135 S. (The A could potentially be Officially Re-impressed), British War and Victory medals 39135 SJT. George V Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, 1042906 S. George V Meritorious Service Medal, 39135. The medals are swing mounted for wear. Alfred Smith served in France. From 27th September 1914, serving with 18th Brigade RFA serving in the 3rd (Lahore) division, and continued. Serving with the Royal Field Artillery later transferring to the 64th Battery, 5th Brigade RFA. The item “WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith” is in sale since Sunday, October 21, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “one2one!” and is located in Reading. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Modified Item: No
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith

British WW1 Medal Group to Alfred Smith. All items in good vintage condition. Royal Field Artillery Mons Star Meritorious Service Medal and Long Service Good Conduct Group of Five, 1914 Star with Mons bar, 39135 S. (The A could potentially be Officially Re-impressed), British War and Victory medals 39135 SJT. George V Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, 1042906 S. George V Meritorious Service Medal, 39135. The medals are swing mounted for wear. Alfred Smith served in France. From 27th September 1914, serving with 18th Brigade RFA serving in the 3rd (Lahore) division, and continued. Serving with the Royal Field Artillery later transferring to the 64th Battery, 5th Brigade RFA. The item “WW1 British Military Medal Group to Alfred Smith” is in sale since Sunday, September 16, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “one2one!” and is located in Reading. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)

Ww1 Military Medal MM & Trio, Sjt / Lieutenant Smith, 6th Berkshire Regiment

Ww1 Military Medal MM & Trio, Sjt / Lieutenant Smith, 6th Berkshire Regiment

100% GENUINE FULL SIZE & CORRECTLY NAMED WW1 MEDAL GROUP. WW1 MILITARY MEDAL (MM) & 1914-15 TRIO. THE RECIPIENT WAS A NATIVE OF READING, BERKSHIRE AND WAS AWARDED HIS MILITARY MEDAL FOR SERVICES IN FRANCE & FLANDERS IN THE LONDON GAZETTE 23-2-1918. HE WAS LATER COMMISSIONED AS A 2ND LIEUT BUT DID NOT SERVE OVERSEAS AFTER HIS COMMISSION AND AS SUCH ALL OF HIS MEDALS ARE NAMED TO HIM AS AN OTHER RANK. COMPLETE WITH MIC DETAILS AND LONDON GAZETTE DETAILS. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE? AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO OFFER ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE. The item “WW1 MILITARY MEDAL MM & TRIO, SJT / LIEUTENANT SMITH, 6TH BERKSHIRE REGIMENT” is in sale since Friday, December 22, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “themedalcentre” and is located in Hexham. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Service: Army
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Featured Refinements: Military Medal

WW1 1914-15 TRIO OF MEDALS, PTE SMITH, 8th INFANTRY & 4th SOUTH AFRICAN INFANTRY

WW1 1914-15 TRIO OF MEDALS, PTE SMITH, 8th INFANTRY & 4th SOUTH AFRICAN INFANTRY

100% GENUINE FULL SIZE & CORRECTLY NAMED WW1 1914-15 TRIO. CORRECTLY IMPRESSED ON THE REVERSE OF THE STAR & THE RIMS OF THE MEDALS TO. INFANTRY (ON THE STAR) & 4TH S. I (ON THE PAIR). NEF/GVF WITH THE ORIGINAL SILK MEDAL RIBBONS. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE? AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO OFFER ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE. The item “WW1 1914-15 TRIO OF MEDALS, PTE SMITH, 8th INFANTRY & 4th SOUTH AFRICAN INFANTRY” is in sale since Sunday, July 30, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “themedalcentre” and is located in Hexham. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Service: Army
  • Country/ Organization: Commonwealth
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom

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

World War One Trio Medals Mons Star Clasp Shoeing Smith WAR HORSE Documented

World War One Trio Medals Mons Star Clasp Shoeing Smith WAR HORSE Documented

World War One Trio Medals Mons Star Clasp Shoeing Smith WAR HORSE Documented

World War One Trio Medals Mons Star Clasp Shoeing Smith WAR HORSE Documented

World War One Trio Medals Mons Star Clasp Shoeing Smith WAR HORSE Documented

World War One Trio Medals Mons Star Clasp Shoeing Smith WAR HORSE Documented

World War One Trio Medals Mons Star Clasp Shoeing Smith WAR HORSE Documented

World War One Trio Medals Mons Star Clasp Shoeing Smith WAR HORSE Documented

World War One Trio Medals Mons Star Clasp Shoeing Smith WAR HORSE Documented

World War One Trio Medals Mons Star Clasp Shoeing Smith WAR HORSE Documented

World War One Trio Medals Mons Star Clasp Shoeing Smith WAR HORSE Documented

World War One Trio Medals Mons Star Clasp Shoeing Smith WAR HORSE Documented

Comes with copies of documentation. Comes with original ribbon bar complete with rosette denoting award of the clasp. All ribbons are original, not modern copies. Documentation shows that George Sherwood was in 29th Brigade of the Royal field Artillery and arrived in France on August 23rd 1914. His address after the war is listed, interestingly, as “Sweetwaters, Constantinople”. The Medal information Card and Medal Roll show he was qualified for and awarded the 1914 medal clasp, which means he came under fire and did not remain at the rear. The trade of shoeing smith was a qualification within the British Army. Until the phasing out of horse transport after World War One in addition to cavalry &;amp;amp; artillery regiments, engineers, ordnance and service Corps all had farriers &;amp;amp; shoeing smiths trades within their ranks. Shoeing Smiths were blacksmiths and also had an understanding of the problems associated with horses’ feet and legs. Each medal is engraved to Sherwood as follows: 1914 Mon Star: 42240 S. Victory medal: 42240 SJT. Please look at the pictures for precise condition and please fell free to ask any questions. The 29th Brigade Royal Field Artillery War Diary 1914 Aug. 1919 Feb can be found at the National Archives in Kew (file WO 95/1466). It was part of the British Expeditionary Force’s 4th Division and its infantry arrived in France in time to be involved in the Battle of le Cateau. Its artillery and other supporting troops did not join it until a few days later. The Brigade consisted of three 18-pounder batteries (125, 126 and 127) but acquired a fourth battery, 128, armed with 4.5-inch howitzers, in May 1916. The 1914 Star, often referred to as the Mons Star. This medal was awarded to all officers, warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and all men of the British and Indian Forces, including civilian medical practitioners, nursing sisters, nurses and others employed with military hospitals; as well as men of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Naval Reserve and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, who served with the establishment of their unit in France and Belgium between August 5th 1914, and midnight of November 22/23rd, 1914. The decoration consists of a lacquered bronze star, the uppermost ray of the star taking the form of the imperial crown. Resting on the face of the star is a pair of crossed swords, and, on them, is a circular oak wreath. A scroll winds around the swords : it is inscribed with the date Aug. The ribbon is red merging into white and then into blue. 365,622 1914 Stars were issued as such it is by far the rarest of the First World War campaign medals. The soldier’s regiment and number are inscribed on the flat rear face of the Star. Clasp to the 1914 Star A bar clasp inscribed 5 Aug. 1914 was given to all those who qualified for the 1914 Star and who served under fire. Since the same ribbon is used with the 1914-15 Star, holders of the 1914 Star were permitted to wear a small silver rosette on their ribbon when the decoration itself is not worn. On the medal index cards this is usually noted as the “Clasp and Roses” or “C&;amp;amp;R”. It was necessary to apply for the issue of the clasp. The requirement was that a member of the fighting forces had to leave his native shore in any part of the British Empire while on service. It did not matter whether he/she entered a theatre of war or not. All men who served in the main theatres of war qualified for this medal, as did those who left their native shore for service in, for example, India. The medal is silver and circular. A truncated bust of King George V is on the obverse, while there is a depiction of Saint George on the reverse. There is a straight clasp carrying a watered silk ribbon. This has a central band of golden yellow with three stripes of white, black and blue on both sides. The blue stripes come at the edges. 6,610,000 British War Medals were issued. The soldier’s regiment and number are inscribed around the rim. The Victory Medal, 1914-19 This medal was awarded to all those who entered a theatre of war. It follows that every recipient of the Victory Medal also qualified for the British War Medal, but not the other way round. For example if a soldier served in a garrison in India he would get the BWM but not the Victory Medal. In all, 300,000 fewer Victory Medals were required than British War Medals. All three armed services were eligible. It is not generally known that Victory Medals continued to be awarded after the Armistice, for the British forces who saw action in North Russia (up to October 12th, 1919) and Trans-Caspia (up to April 17th, 1919) also qualified. The medal was struck in bronze. On the obverse is a full-length figure of Victory. On the reverse is the inscription “The Great War for Civilisation”. There is no clasp, but a ting attachment through which the ribbon is passed. The official description of the colour of the ribbon is “two rainbows with red in the centre”. 5,725,000 Victory Medals were issued. Horses in World War One The role and romance of horses in the First World War was depicted brilliantly in the 2011 film War Horse. Some 8 million horses and mules died in World War One. The use of horses in World War I marked a transitional period in the evolution of armed conflict. Cavalry units were initially considered essential offensive elements of a military force, but over the course of the war, the vulnerability of horses to modern machine gun and artillery fire reduced their utility on the battlefield. This paralleled the development of tanks, which would ultimately replace cavalry in shock tactics. While the perceived value of the horse in war changed dramatically, horses still played a significant role throughout the war. All of the major combatants in World War I (19141918) began the conflict with cavalry forces. Germany stopped using them on the Western Front soon after the war began, but continued limited use on the Eastern Front well into the war. The Ottoman Empire used cavalry extensively during the war. On the Allied side, the United Kingdom used mounted infantry and cavalry charges throughout the war, but the United States used cavalry for only a short time. Although not particularly successful on the Western Front, Allied cavalry did have some success in the Middle Eastern theatre, against a weaker and less technologically advanced enemy. Russia used cavalry forces on the Eastern Front, but with limited success. The military mainly used horses for logistical support; they were better than mechanized vehicles at traveling through deep mud and over rough terrain. Horses were used for reconnaissance and for carrying messengers, as well as pulling artillery, ambulances, and supply wagons. The presence of horses often increased morale among the soldiers at the front, but the animals contributed to disease and poor sanitation in camps, caused by their manure and carcasses. The value of horses, and the increasing difficulty of replacing them, was such that by 1917 some troops were told that the loss of a horse was of greater tactical concern than the loss of a human soldier. Ultimately, the blockade of Germany prevented the Central Powers from importing horses to replace those lost, which contributed to Germany’s defeat. By the end of the war, even the well-supplied U. Army was short of horses. Conditions were severe for horses at the front; they were killed by artillery fire, suffered from skin disorders, and were injured by poison gas. Hundreds of thousands of horses died, and many more were treated at veterinary hospitals and sent back to the front. Procuring fodder was a major issue, and Germany lost many horses to starvation. Several memorials have been erected to commemorate the horses that died. Artists, including Alfred Munnings, extensively documented the work of horses in the war, and horses were featured in war poetry. Novels, plays and documentaries have also featured the horses of World War I. In 1918, over half of Britains horses were in France, while the rest were spread out across Europe. The majority of the horses were not used on the battlefield. In 1918, just over 75,000 were allocated to the cavalry, while nearly 450,000 horses and mules were used to lug supplies around. Another 90,000 were charged with carrying guns and heavy artillery, and over 100,000 were horses who were ridden around the front lines, carrying food and ammunition to soldiers and bearing the wounded across the trenches to hospitals. The item “World War One Trio Medals Mons Star Clasp Shoeing Smith WAR HORSE Documented” is in sale since Saturday, May 20, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Great Britain\Medals, Pins & Ribbons”. The seller is “doubledeuce12″ and is located in McLean, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom

LARGE WW2 MEDAL LOT RCAF PILOT WithC A. A. SMITH DFC! 4 STARS 4 MEDALS DECORATIONS

LARGE WW2 MEDAL LOT RCAF PILOT WithC A. A. SMITH DFC! 4 STARS 4 MEDALS DECORATIONS

LARGE WW2 MEDAL LOT RCAF PILOT WithC A. A. SMITH DFC! 4 STARS 4 MEDALS DECORATIONS

LARGE WW2 MEDAL LOT RCAF PILOT WithC A. A. SMITH DFC! 4 STARS 4 MEDALS DECORATIONS

LARGE WW2 MEDAL LOT RCAF PILOT WithC A. A. SMITH DFC! 4 STARS 4 MEDALS DECORATIONS

LARGE WW2 MEDAL LOT RCAF PILOT WithC A. A. SMITH DFC! 4 STARS 4 MEDALS DECORATIONS

LARGE WW2 MEDAL LOT RCAF PILOT WithC A. A. SMITH DFC! 4 STARS 4 MEDALS DECORATIONS

LARGE WW2 MEDAL LOT RCAF PILOT WithC A. A. SMITH DFC! 4 STARS 4 MEDALS DECORATIONS

LARGE WW2 MEDAL LOT RCAF PILOT WithC A. A. SMITH DFC! 4 STARS 4 MEDALS DECORATIONS

LARGE WW2 MEDAL LOT RCAF PILOT WithC A. A. SMITH DFC! 4 STARS 4 MEDALS DECORATIONS

LARGE WW2 MEDAL LOT RCAF PILOT WithC A. A. SMITH DFC! 4 STARS 4 MEDALS DECORATIONS

LARGE WW2 MEDAL LOT RCAF PILOT WithC A. A. SMITH DFC! 4 STARS 4 MEDALS DECORATIONS

LARGE WW2 MEDAL LOT RCAF PILOT WithC A. A. SMITH DFC! 4 STARS 4 MEDALS DECORATIONS

Here is an interesting group from a WW2 Canadian pilot-his ribbons and wings as removed from his blouse, his medal bar and 2 loose medals and some decorations, best thing about this is he was a RCAF Distinguished Flying Cross winner in 1945!! (only over 4,000 awarded) Here is (please guys, I don’t know my Canadian stuff very well so there may be errors) his padded thick RCAF pilots wings, 3 rows of cloth ribbons-3 with attachments, a medal bar with his Silver Distinguished Flying Cross-on the back on the bottom arm is engraved 1945, War Star, Air Crew Europe Star w/France and Germany bar, the Africa Star w/North Africa 1942-43 bar, the Italy Star, Silver Canadian Defense Medal, Silver Canadian Volunteer Service Medal w/bar, Silver War Medal, loose are a Queen Elizabeth Coronation Medal, and a Canadian Forces Decoration Medal and on the bar is W/C Wing Commander?? Smith, also there are a set of wings with a II in the center, a RCAF Reserve badge screw back marked W Scully Ltd. Montreal, War Service Badge mkd. Sterling and a threat of imprisonment and fine also numbered 799834, also a sterling looking pin back bar for a medal. Also is a small pin enameled 442 FIGHTER SQDN RCAF VANCOUVER by Birks-great identified group to a DFC winner that looked to have seen beacoup war service and combat. Just found in the bottom of the box the small Sterling screw back Observers Wings that would have gone on the silver Defense Medal. The item “LARGE WW2 MEDAL LOT RCAF PILOT WithC A. A. SMITH DFC! 4 STARS 4 MEDALS DECORATIONS” is in sale since Tuesday, January 31, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Canada”. The seller is “antr10gr” and is located in Mattawan, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.

DSC, WW1 double gallantry medal group of 4 G. D. SMITH RNAS / RAF British

DSC, WW1 double gallantry medal group of 4 G. D. SMITH RNAS / RAF British

DSC, WW1 double gallantry medal group of 4 G. D. SMITH RNAS / RAF British

DSC, WW1 double gallantry medal group of 4 G. D. SMITH RNAS / RAF British

DSC, WW1 double gallantry medal group of 4 G. D. SMITH RNAS / RAF British

DSC, WW1 double gallantry medal group of 4 G. D. SMITH RNAS / RAF British

DSC, WW1 double gallantry medal group of 4 G. D. SMITH RNAS / RAF British

DSC, WW1 double gallantry medal group of 4 G. D. SMITH RNAS / RAF British

DSC, WW1 double gallantry medal group of 4 G. D. SMITH RNAS / RAF British

DSC, WW1 double gallantry medal group of 4 G. D. SMITH RNAS / RAF British

DSC, WW1 double gallantry medal group of 4 G. D. SMITH RNAS / RAF British

DSC, WW1 double gallantry medal group of 4 G. D. SMITH RNAS / RAF British

World War 1 Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) double gallantry award to: CAPT. DSC’GVI’ in case of issue. 20 JULY, 1917 page 7425- 7426. British War Medal: CAPT. Victroy Medal : name errased. Croix de Guerre French. Confirmed on paperwork, see pictures. Guy Duncan Smith, served with the Royal Naval Air Service when awarded the D. See picture of citation. A fantastic double gallantry group on medals but please Note: the Victory Medal is name erased. NOTE: W ait to be invoiced with total including any postal cost before paying please. The item “DSC, WW1 double gallantry medal group of 4 G. D. SMITH RNAS / RAF British” is in sale since Friday, December 02, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Great Britain\Medals, Pins & Ribbons”. The seller is “thecollector007″ and is located in Ballarat, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.