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Ww2 Raf Kia Medal Set Box And Condolence Slip Dambusters Link

Ww2 Raf Kia Medal Set Box And Condolence Slip Dambusters Link

Ww2 Raf Kia Medal Set Box And Condolence Slip Dambusters Link

Ww2 Raf Kia Medal Set Box And Condolence Slip Dambusters Link

Ww2 Raf Kia Medal Set Box And Condolence Slip Dambusters Link

Ww2 Raf Kia Medal Set Box And Condolence Slip Dambusters Link

Ww2 Raf Kia Medal Set Box And Condolence Slip Dambusters Link

Ww2 Raf Kia Medal Set Box And Condolence Slip Dambusters Link

Ww2 Raf Kia Medal Set Box And Condolence Slip Dambusters Link

Ww2 Raf Kia Medal Set Box And Condolence Slip Dambusters Link

You are looking at a. Set of medals belonging to Arthur Perring who served with 463 Squadron and was sadly killed in action along with 3 other crew members. The survivors of the collision became prisoners of war, through a quick bit of research I have found that LM309 JO-V was used and flown by Joe McCarthy of Dambusters fame with 617 squadron, squadron codes changed to AJ-X, and was used training sorties before they were issued the converted Lancs for the raid. Please study the images. Sorry no international buyers. Please take a look at my other items. The item “WW2 RAF KIA MEDAL SET BOX AND CONDOLENCE SLIP DAMBUSTERS LINK” is in sale since Saturday, November 13, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\RAF”. The seller is “spitfireboy2018″ and is located in Clacton-on-Sea. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Philippines, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam, Russian federation.
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
  • Service: Air Force

Medal German Ww1 Medal Group & Paperwork & Photos 1r161 Johann Schroder

Medal German Ww1 Medal Group & Paperwork & Photos 1r161 Johann Schroder

Medal German Ww1 Medal Group & Paperwork & Photos 1r161 Johann Schroder

Medal German Ww1 Medal Group & Paperwork & Photos 1r161 Johann Schroder

Medal German Ww1 Medal Group & Paperwork & Photos 1r161 Johann Schroder

Medal German Ww1 Medal Group & Paperwork & Photos 1r161 Johann Schroder

Medal German Ww1 Medal Group & Paperwork & Photos 1r161 Johann Schroder

Medal German Ww1 Medal Group & Paperwork & Photos 1r161 Johann Schroder

Medal German Ww1 Medal Group & Paperwork & Photos 1r161 Johann Schroder

Medal German Ww1 Medal Group & Paperwork & Photos 1r161 Johann Schroder

Medal German Ww1 Medal Group & Paperwork & Photos 1r161 Johann Schroder

Medal German Ww1 Medal Group & Paperwork & Photos 1r161 Johann Schroder

An original group of medals, Military pass and some photos to Johann Schroder of IR161. Should be possible to carry out some research. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING NOTES. Originality guarantee: If I do not state that the item is an original issue in my description then you must assume that it is not. Listing end and Feedback: I will contact immediately after the listing finishes by sending you an invoice. I would be most grateful if you can ensure that you respond to my invoice and complete the deal as speedily as possible to avoid frustration and delay. I give you my personal guarantee that all responses on my part will be quick and courteous. Other listings: Please visit my other listings for more bargains. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “MEDAL GERMAN WW1 MEDAL GROUP & PAPERWORK & PHOTOS 1R161 JOHANN SCHRODER” is in sale since Friday, October 15, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “davidtags” and is located in Ware. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
  • Country/ Organization: Germany
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Theme: Militaria
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Clothing Type: Insignia
  • Service: All services
  • Era: 1914-1945

WW1 Medal Pair Northern Ireland Belfast-Bangor Officer Captain Royal Irish Fus

WW1 Medal Pair Northern Ireland Belfast-Bangor Officer Captain Royal Irish Fus

WW1 Medal Pair Northern Ireland Belfast-Bangor Officer Captain Royal Irish Fus

WW1 Medal Pair Northern Ireland Belfast-Bangor Officer Captain Royal Irish Fus

WW1 Medal Pair Northern Ireland Belfast-Bangor Officer Captain Royal Irish Fus

WW1 Medal Pair Northern Ireland Belfast-Bangor Officer Captain Royal Irish Fus

WW1 Medal Pair Northern Ireland Belfast-Bangor Officer Captain Royal Irish Fus

WW1 Medal Pair Northern Ireland Belfast-Bangor Officer Captain Royal Irish Fus

WW1 Medal Pair Northern Ireland Belfast-Bangor Officer Captain Royal Irish Fus

WW1 Medal Pair Northern Ireland Belfast-Bangor Officer Captain Royal Irish Fus

Medals are in mint condition with original ribbons. Information updated – he actually died 1926. Please check the pictures. Henry Hull Cosgrove (1876 8-Aug-1926). Captain, Royal Irish Fusiliers. Henry was born 1876 as a son of Henry Cosgrove and Sophia Margaret Cosgrove from Belfast. Their family were Presbyterian. Around 1900 they lived Rugby Road, Belfast and later on Craigwelyn Ballyholme Road, Bangor. Henry was a factory manager in Daisy Hill, Banbridge, Co. Down By the way? Commissioned from Officer Training Corps 15-jun-1915 and was attached to the 4th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers as a 2nd Lieutenant. When the 2nd Garrison Battalion was formed in Dublin Spring 1916 he was transferred to this unit. 2nd Garrison Battalion took part suppression of the Easter Rising. Then went with the battalion to Salonica August 1916. He was Company commander and Acting Captain from 19-Nov-1917 and Temp Captain from 15-Feb-1918. The 2nd Garrison Battalion The Royal Irish Fusiliers had been formed at Dublin in Spring 1916 and sailed in August for a destination described as’East’ and started arriving in Salonika on 24 August 1916. The description of their first months was’thankless’. During service in Macedonia, the 2nd Garrison Battalion lost three officers and 31 men from wounds and sickness as well as two taken prisoner, one of whom was an officer. April 1916 Formed at Dublin and then moved to Templemore Co. Aug 1916 Deployed to Salonika and engaged in various actions against the Bulgarian Army. 01.03.1917 Transferred to the 228th Brigade of the 28th Division and engaged in various actions against the Bulgarian Army including. 1917 The capture of Ferdie and Essex Trenches. 06.08.1917 Transferred to defend the Lines of Communication. 30.09.1918 Ended the war in Macedonia. Henry died suddenly on 8-Aug-1926 in Lorelei Nursing home Bangor. The item “WW1 Medal Pair Northern Ireland Belfast-Bangor Officer Captain Royal Irish Fus” is in sale since Sunday, November 7, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “rdubfus” and is located in Dublin. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Ireland
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Theme: Militaria
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons

MEDAL INSIGNIA GERMAN WW1 1914 IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS (Ref 561)

MEDAL INSIGNIA GERMAN WW1 1914 IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS (Ref 561)

MEDAL INSIGNIA GERMAN WW1 1914 IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS (Ref 561)

MEDAL INSIGNIA GERMAN WW1 1914 IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS (Ref 561)

MEDAL INSIGNIA GERMAN WW1 1914 IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS (Ref 561)

MEDAL INSIGNIA GERMAN WW1 1914 IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS (Ref 561)

An original WW1 German medal & ribbon – The Iron Cross second class. Unable to see if the cross is maker marked. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING NOTES. Originality guarantee: If I do not state that the item is an original issue in my description then you must assume that it is not. Listing end and Feedback: I will contact immediately after the listing finishes by sending you an invoice. I would be most grateful if you can ensure that you respond to my invoice and complete the deal as speedily as possible to avoid frustration and delay. I give you my personal guarantee that all responses on my part will be quick and courteous. Other listings: Please visit my other listings for more bargains. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “MEDAL INSIGNIA GERMAN WW1 1914 IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS (Ref 561)” is in sale since Friday, October 15, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “davidtags” and is located in Ware. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
  • Country/ Organization: Germany
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Theme: Militaria
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Clothing Type: Insignia
  • Service: All services
  • Era: 1914-1945

WW2 Medal & MBE Group F. C. S Halleway Royal Navy 1943

WW2 Medal & MBE Group F. C. S Halleway Royal Navy 1943

WW2 Medal & MBE Group F. C. S Halleway Royal Navy 1943

WW2 Medal & MBE Group F. C. S Halleway Royal Navy 1943

WW2 Medal & MBE Group F. C. S Halleway Royal Navy 1943

WW2 Medal & MBE Group F. C. S Halleway Royal Navy 1943

WW2 Medal & MBE Group F. C. S Halleway Royal Navy 1943

WW2 Medal & MBE Group F. C. S Halleway Royal Navy 1943

WW2 Medal & MBE Group F. C. S Halleway Royal Navy 1943

WW2 Medal & MBE Group F. C. S Halleway Royal Navy 1943

WW2 Medal & MBE Group F. C. S Halleway Royal Navy 1943

WW2 Medal & MBE Group F. C. S Halleway Royal Navy 1943

WW2 Medal & MBE Group F. C. S Halleway Royal Navy 1943

For sale is an interesting WW2 medal and MBE medal group to Francis Christopher Stanley Hallewell. The Secretary of the Birmingham Bank Officers Guild, Hallewell was awarded a Civil MBE in the Kings Birthday Honours of 1943. He then seems to have enlisted in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve where he earned the Atlantic star, France and Germany star, Defence medal and 1939-45 medal. In 1946 he was mentioned in dispatches as being promoted from temporary sub lieutenant to temporary lieutenant. Ive not done any further research. The group comprises of a MBE medal with box and instructions for wear. Accompanying certificate signed by George V and Queen Mary. Atlantic star, France and Germany star, Defence medal and 1939-45 medal with named box and paperwork. Also included is a sew on British team patch, Im not sure what this is but it came with the group. Fold and signs of age to certificate MBE box hinge broken. Feel free to view my other items and follow my account. The item “WW2 Medal & MBE Group F. C. S Halleway Royal Navy 1943″ is in sale since Wednesday, October 20, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “m.bunting-antiques” and is located in Southam, Warwickshire. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Russian federation.
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Service: Navy
  • Featured Refinements: Medal Group

WW2 Medal Group Hampshire Regiment L/sgt L. W. Etheridge MM

WW2 Medal Group Hampshire Regiment L/sgt L. W. Etheridge MM

WW2 Medal Group Hampshire Regiment L/sgt L. W. Etheridge MM

WW2 Medal Group Hampshire Regiment L/sgt L. W. Etheridge MM

WW2 Medal Group Hampshire Regiment L/sgt L. W. Etheridge MM

WW2 Medal Group Hampshire Regiment L/sgt L. W. Etheridge MM

WW2 Medal Group Hampshire Regiment L/sgt L. W. Etheridge MM

WW2 Medal Group Hampshire Regiment L/sgt L. W. Etheridge MM

WW2 Medal Group Hampshire Regiment L/sgt L. W. Etheridge MM

WW2 Medal Group Hampshire Regiment L/sgt L. W. Etheridge MM

WW2 Medal Group Hampshire Regiment L/sgt L. W. Etheridge MM

WW2 Medal Group Hampshire Regiment L/sgt L. W. Etheridge MM

WW2 Medal Group Hampshire Regiment L/sgt L. Everything you see in the photos is included sadly after my friend checked this one hes noticed the military medal doesnt have his name on and is probably a more modern replacement. The item “WW2 Medal Group Hampshire Regiment L/sgt L. W. Etheridge MM” is in sale since Saturday, October 30, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “postie1971″ and is located in Bournemouth. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Russian federation.
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons

Air Medal The Combat Decoration For 2 Million Veterans From Ww II To The Global War On Terror

War Medal 1939 1945 Second World War Medal For Sale Military Campaign Medal United Kingdom

WW1 Medal Trio Killed in Action 1st July 1916 1st Day Somme Warwickshire

WW1 Medal Trio Killed in Action 1st July 1916 1st Day Somme Warwickshire

WW1 Medal Trio Killed in Action 1st July 1916 1st Day Somme Warwickshire

WW1 Medal Trio Killed in Action 1st July 1916 1st Day Somme Warwickshire

WW1 Medal Trio Killed in Action 1st July 1916 1st Day Somme Warwickshire

WW1 Medal Trio Killed in Action 1st July 1916 1st Day Somme Warwickshire

WW1 Medal Trio Killed in Action 1st July 1916 1st Day Somme Warwickshire

WW1 Medal Trio Killed in Action 1st July 1916 1st Day Somme Warwickshire

WW1 Medal Trio Killed in Action 1st July 1916 1st Day Somme Warwickshire

WW1 Medal Trio Killed in Action 1st July 1916 1st Day Somme Warwickshire

WW1 Medal Trio Killed in Action 1st July 1916 1st Day Somme Warwickshire

WW1 Medal Trio Killed in Action 1st July 1916 1st Day Somme Warwickshire

WW1 Medal Trio Killed in Action 1st July 1916 1st Day Somme Warwickshire

A 1915 Star Trio to a soldier from the 1/8th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment who came from Marylebone in Middlesex and who was killed in action on 1st July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. The 1915 Star is correctly named as follows. The War and Victory Medals are correctly named as follows. Arthur James Frost was born to Harry Frost and Mary Sophia (nee Willis) in Marylebone, Middlesex, London on 1st March 1882. The Family had moved to the Crooked Billet at Northchurch by 1891. Arthur had 4 brothers and 3 sisters. He was recorded as living in Berkhamsted when he enlisted. He enlisted in the 1/8th Royal Warwickshire Regiment at Birmingham as Private 2370 (later 305045). His next of kin were resident at Berkhamsted, Herts. 1/8 Battalion was a territorial battalion of the Warwickshire Regiment. It can assumed that Arthur joined in early August 1914 almost as soon as the Battalion was mobilised. At some time Arthur was renumbered as 305045. On the first day of the Somme 1/8th Warwickshires were involved in the attack on the Quadrilateral (Heidenkopf), with considerable losses. He was killed on the Somme on 1st July 1916, aged 34, his unit being part of the 48th Division, and is buried in Serre Road Number 2 Cemetery. He is commemorated at Northchurch Memorial, St Marys Church Window, Northchurch. The 1/8th Warwickshire were attached to the Fourth Division to assist in their attack on the Redan Ridge and they stormed the Heidenkopf position (Quadrilateral) and took it and the support trench beyond. However due to lack of progress on the flanks they were subject to enfilade fire and forced to retire and suffered heavy casualties including their commanding officer. The 1/8th along with the 1/6th were attached to the 4th Division for the attack on Redan Ridge. The Battalion War Diary states the following. Battalion reported present in forming up trenches. Reported that everyone had a good breakfast. Artillery bombardment was intense and not a lot of retaliation from Bosch. Artillery increased in intensity. Enemy replying with field guns and 15 cm. Very intense artillery on both sides. Enemy machine guns opened all along line. Three minutes later our troops are lying on parapet ready to advance. Enemy first line reached and passed very quickly also was the second. Only in one or two cases were any enemy seen in these two lines. Having plenty of casualties from machine gun fire in enemy third and fourth lines. At the third line we were temporarily held up my machine gun fire but took it by rushes. From this point the fighting was all with bombs along trenches. We reached our objective probably 35-40 minutes from zero hour 7.30 a. And at once commenced consolidating and cleaning rifles under the direction of Capt Martin and 2nd Lt Turner. By this time the next battalion was arriving but had had so many casualties that they could not go through us so helped consolidating. This happened with all battalions following us. Many times we were bombed from this position and regained it until bombs ran out. We had to retired to their 3rd line parapet and hold on with machine and rifle fire. Parties were detailed to collect as many bombs as could be found (both English and German) and when we had a good store we again reached our objective. Enemy machine guns and snipers were doing a great amount of damage all the while. Enemy artillery opened but fortunately their range was over. Held on to this position until relieved by a battalion from the rear. All through the action no troops were seen on our right or left. This had a great deal to do with the inability to push past our objective. Arrived at Mailly Maillet and were put into billets. Resting except Roll Call. Casualties arrived at from Roll Call. Lt Col E A Innes. Capt S W Ludlow. Lt J G Fussell. Lt & Adjutant A Procter. Lt F W Wareham. 2nd Lt E R Shuttleworth. 2nd Lt F B Key. Lt D R Adams. Lt L W Auster. Lt H M Jones. 2nd Lt J Teague. 2nd Lt S W Pepper. 2nd Lt F H Heath. 2nd Lt R H Fish. 2nd Lt L Griffiths. Lt H V Nash, RAMC. 2nd Lt F B Freeman. Wounded and Prisoner of War. 2nd Lt G A Brettell. Account by Brig Gen W R Ludlow father of Capt S W Ludlow. In support were the 12. Brigade, with the 48. It will thus be seen that the two Birmingham battalions were allotted the place of danger and of honour, there being eight Regular battalions of the Old Contemptibles in the two brigades. On the right of the position to be attacked was the village of Beaumont Hamel, and on the left the hamlet of Serre. The ground rose gradually for about 2,000 yards to these villages, and was honeycombed with a series of deep chalk pits, giving every advantage, both of grazing and overhead fire, while an acute salient, known as the quadrilateral, gave a flanking fire along the whole position, which bristled with machine guns. A previous air recon­naissance provided a most accurate map of the position, showing every detail, and every officer and a proportion of the N. S had a map served out to them. The enemys trenches were everywhere protected by wire, and the nearest trench was about 800 yards distant. At that stage of the war the artillery had not been brought to such a pitch of perfection as it is to-day, and the preliminary bombardment only partially destroyed the enemys wire or cut broad lanes through it. Battalion, as were each of those engaged, was about 800 strong, while 200 were in reserve manning the original trenches in case of a counter-attack. The total storming infantry in the 10. Brigades were nearly 8,000 men, and the frontage of the objective near the quadrilateral was 400 yards. There was not a vestige of cover between the German trenches and our own, but there was a slight rise in their direction. The objective was Pendant Copse. On the previous night all front battalions were moved back to the fourth line of trenches, the first three being lightly held. The reserve division was in the vicinity of Mailly Maillet. On looking at the position to be attacked from our first line of trenches marked with a board Old British Line, it seemed an impossibility for any troops to attack it successfully, and well might the officers say as they strung over the top, We are in for it this time, by Jove! The Germans opened with a terrific bombardment of the three front-line trenches. The battalion moved off to the assault at 7.30 a. In eight successive waves of skirmishers at three paces apart, rifles being carried at the port and bayonets fixed. All the officers were in line with the men, and each carried three bombs, as well as 170 rounds of ammunition, entrenching tools, and spade or pick. In addition, between each of the four double companies in the rear were ten men carrying bombs. No other equipment was carried by the men, except a haversack with two days rations and water bottle. The first, second, third and fourth lines of German trenches were carried by 7.50 a. And at that hour two or three officers found themselves in possession of the position with about 20 unwounded men, which number was subsequently increased by various regiments of the Regular brigade to between 150 and 200. Other parties of men and officers had penetrated into the village of Serre and to the outskirts of Beaumont Hamel. The position was held tenaciously until half-past one, but the 29. Divisions, having failed to reach their objectives, Beaumont Hamel and Serre, the 4. Division was ordered to retire. Our aeroplanes did magnificent work, and drove off the Germans, and messages were constantly sent back for reinforcements, more ammunition and bombs, but such was the intensity of the artillery fire kept up by the enemy on No Man’s Land that the 6. Battalion, which fol­lowed, suffered heavily, arriving in the wake of the 8. With only about 25 men, and was unable to render any effective aid beyond helping to consolidate the ground already won. The object of this assault was to occupy the German our- and the attention of the enemy while the French and ourselves were taking a position at Pozieres, but the real value was that this great attack served to keep the German forces busy and prevented the French from being crushed at Verdun. In the opinion of officers I have seen and talked with, it was this offensive which saved Verdun and probably Paris. It was a gain of the utmost value. Brigades were unable to relieve the 11. In consequence of the intensity of the fire. The brigadier was killed early in the action when in the act of crossing No Man’s Land by moving his Brigade Headquarters front the Old British Line trenches to the German trenches taken by the 8. Warwicks and while leading and cheering on the 1/8. Battalion in the assault; prior to this he christened the 11. Brigade the stone wall brigade on account of its gallantry, courage, and determination. The distance between the successive waves of the advance was 100 yards, and eye-witnesses have described it as being just like an advance on an Aldershot field day, the distance kept and the dressing of the men being remarkable. As there was no prospect of the supporting troops coming up in sufficient numbers to hold the position, and the advance of 29. Division being stopped, the Germans in the afternoon organised a strong counter-offensive, and large numbers of wounded and dead officers and men of the 1/8. Battalion had to be left behind in the German lines. Several officers were killed and wounded when they had taken the position at the final stage of the objective by Germans who came out of dugouts behind and threw bombs among them. A HEAVY CASUALTY LIST. In those days there were no mopping up parties regularly told off to clear out these nests of the enemy left behind in the course of our advance, and this accounted for the enormous number of casualties. Very few prisoners indeed were taken on either side, and it was only those who were wounded who fell into the hands of the Germans, and as far as could be ascertained only one officer and four men of the 8. Were taken prisoners, and these were all severely wounded before capture. All the officers were dressed as nearly as possible like the men and took their place in line with them, but did not carry rifles. One officer, however, carried a Winchester Repeater shot gun, with which he did good execution on arriving in the German trenches. It was originally intended that the 1/6. Warwicks were to have gone through the 8. And taken the fifth and sixth lines of German trenches, which were on higher ground in front of the village of Serre, but they were decimated before they got to the position. The consequence was that front the bombing and machine-gun fire front the German trenches in the fifth and sixth lines, and the high ground beyond, the casualties were so heavy that the remnant who got to the fourth line of German trenches were forced with the 8th to retire in the shell holes and craters in No Man’s Land, where they lay until it was dark and could retire in comparative safety into their own lines. There are several large craters on the ground to-day, three of them being within 100 yards of each other on the road to the Mailly Maillet Serre Road, and they would be 60ft. In diameter, while there are others in different parts of the lines, and it was due to the existence of these craters made by our mines that the survivors of the two gallant Birming­ham battalions escaped. The other battalions forming the 11. Brigade suffered almost in the same proportion. The splendid heroism displayed by these two Territorial Battalions was the admiration of the Regular Brigade to whom they were attached. Well may Warwickshire and the City of Birmingham be proud of their fine discipline and glorious sacrifice, which have added another immortal page in the history of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. ROSTER of Officers of the 1/8. Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment who took part in Attack on German Trench System known as the Quadrilateral, N. Lieut Col E A Innes, CMG Killed. Major J N Townsend DSO Wounded. Lt and Adjutant A Proctor, MC Killed. Signalling Officer Lt H M Jones Wounded. Medical Officer Lt F N Walsh Wounded. Capt C W Martin DSO Wounded. Lt L W Auster Wounded. Lt J G Fussell Killed. Lt J Richards (In reserve). Lt R H Fish Wounded. Lt H Block (In reserve). Lt E R Shuttleworth Killed. Lt S H Anstey Wounded. Lt L Griffiths Wounded. Lt J Turner MC Wounded. Lt S W Pepper Wounded. Killed in subsequent Action. Capt Stratford W Ludlow Killed. Capt D R Adams Wounded. Lt R Adams MC Killed. Lt F Heath Wounded. Lt E A Brettell Wounded and Prisoner. Lt F F Freeman Killed. Major A A Caddick Killed. Capt S N Coxon MC Wounded. Lt J Teague Wounded. Lt F W Wareham Killed. Lt F B Kay Killed. Lt J Dennison Killed in a subsequent action. The casualties among the rank and file were 573 out of 600 who took part in the assault, exclusive of officers. There were only five prisoners out of the casualties, one of whom was an officer, and all severely wounded. Copies of the Battalion War Diary for the start of the Battle of the Somme and copies of the documents shown above can be e-mailed to the purchaser of the medals. Please let me know if you need any additional photos or information. Thanks and kind regards. The item “WW1 Medal Trio Killed in Action 1st July 1916 1st Day Somme Warwickshire” is in sale since Saturday, September 4, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “harrypitt69″ and is located in Nottingham. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Theme: Militaria
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Service: Army
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Modified Item: No

WW1 WW2 medal group Sgt J Gibbons Artists Rifles & Badge & Special Constabulary

WW1 WW2 medal group Sgt J Gibbons Artists Rifles & Badge & Special Constabulary

WW1 WW2 medal group Sgt J Gibbons Artists Rifles & Badge & Special Constabulary

WW1 WW2 medal group Sgt J Gibbons Artists Rifles & Badge & Special Constabulary

WW1 WW2 medal group Sgt J Gibbons Artists Rifles & Badge & Special Constabulary

WW1 WW2 medal group Sgt J Gibbons Artists Rifles & Badge & Special Constabulary

WW1 WW2 medal group Sgt J Gibbons Artists Rifles & Badge & Special Constabulary

WW1 WW2 medal group Sgt J Gibbons Artists Rifles & Badge & Special Constabulary

WW1 WW2 medal group Sgt J Gibbons Artists Rifles & Badge & Special Constabulary

WW1 WW2 medal group Sgt J Gibbons Artists Rifles & Badge & Special Constabulary

WW1 WW2 medal group Sgt J Gibbons Artists Rifles & Badge & Special Constabulary

WW1 WW2 medal group Sgt J Gibbons Artists Rifles & Badge & Special Constabulary

WW1 WW2 medal group Sgt J Gibbons Artists Rifles & Badge & Special Constabulary

James Gibbons born abt 1889 St Pancreas, London (census 1891) address 67 Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London. He entered the war aged abt 25 enlisting in 28th London Regiment, Artists Rifles, 1st December 1915. He served in France/Flanders, disembarked at Rouen 22nd April 1916, suffered influenza and admitted to hospital in Etaples August – Sept 1916 for one month, He was advanced to acting Sergeant and was possibly machine gun Sergeant instructor ” In the field” from 3/9/16 (25/9/16, casualty / active service form). Discharged end of war 11/11/18, supplied with some copy paperwork, service details, etc, for further research. The London regiment became a territorial unit and was broken up just before WW2 in 1937, most members of the Artists Rifles transferred to the Rifle Brigade, Royal Engineers or Royal Artillery. During the war the Artists rifles operated as an officer training corps, disbanded in 1945 but reformed in 1947 as 21st Special Air Service (SAS – Artists Reserve unit). Together with 23 SAS (Reserve) they form part of the UK Special Forces (SASR) (Reserve). WW1 WW2 medal group Sgt J Gibbons Artists Rifles & Badge & Special Constabulary. Sgt Gibbons Artists rifles WW1 WW2 & Special Constabulary LS & GC group Acting Sergeant J. Gibbons, 28th London Regiment (Artists Rifles) British War and Victory Medals, official impressed, 5620 A. ; 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Special Constabulary Long Service, G. Official impressed James Gibbons. , mounted as worn, plus artists rifles badge, IMO very fine condition, see pictures for condition James Gibbons born abt 1889 St Pancreas, London (census 1891) address 67 Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London. Discharged end of war 11/11/18, supplied with some copy paperwork, service details, etc for further research. ARTISTS RIFLES The regiment was established in 1859, part of the widespread volunteer movement which developed in the face of potential French invasion after Felice Orsini’s attack on Napoleon III was linked to Britain. The group was organised in London by Edward Sterling, an art student, and comprised various professional painters, musicians, actors, architects and others involved in creative endeavours; a profile it strove to maintain for some years. It was established on 28 February 1860 as the 38th Middlesex (Artists’) Rifle Volunteer Corps, with headquarters at Burlington House. Its first commanders were the painters Henry Wyndham Phillips and Frederic Leighton. The unit’s badge, designed by J. Wyon, shows the heads of the Roman gods Mars and Minerva in profile. Until 1914 the regimental full dress uniform was light grey with white facings, silver buttons and braid. This distinctive uniform dated from the regiment’s foundation as a volunteer unit. After World War I standard khaki was the normal dress. The Artists Rifles was a popular unit for volunteers. It had been increased to twelve companies in 1900 and was formed into three sub-battalions in 1914, and recruitment was eventually restricted by recommendation from existing members of the battalion. It particularly attracted recruits from public schools and universities; on this basis, following the outbreak of the First World War, a number of enlisted members of The Artists Rifles were selected to be officers in other units of the 7th Division. This exercise was so successful that, early in 1915, selected Artists officers and NCOs were transferred to run a separate Officers Training Corps, in which poet Wilfred Owen trained before posting to the Manchester Regiment, the remainder being retained as a fighting unit. Over fifteen thousand men passed through the battalion during the war, more than ten thousand of them becoming officers. The battalion eventually saw battle in France in 1917 and 1918. Casualties suffered by both members of this battalion and amongst officers who had trained with The Artists Rifles before being posted to other regiments were 2,003 killed, 3,250 wounded, 533 missing and 286 prisoners of war. Ex-Members of the Regiment won eight Victoria Crosses (though none did so while serving with the Regiment), fifty-six DSOs and over a thousand other awards for gallantry. Showcase your items with Auctiva’s. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “WW1 WW2 medal group Sgt J Gibbons Artists Rifles & Badge & Special Constabulary” is in sale since Wednesday, August 11, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “theonlineauctionsale” and is located in Leamington Spa. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Theme: Militaria
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1914-1945