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1914 Star Trio 5th Motor Ambulance Convoy

1914 Star Trio 5th Motor Ambulance Convoy

1914 Star Trio 5th Motor Ambulance Convoy

1914 Star Trio 5th Motor Ambulance Convoy

1914 Star Trio 5th Motor Ambulance Convoy

1914 Star Trio 5th Motor Ambulance Convoy

1914 Star Trio 5th Motor Ambulance Convoy

1914 Star Trio 5th Motor Ambulance Convoy

1914 Star Trio 5th Motor Ambulance Convoy

1914 Star Trio 5th Motor Ambulance Convoy

1914 Star Trio 5th Motor Ambulance Convoy. 1914 Star Trio awarded and correctly named to M1/07570 Frederick James Field ASC. The 5th Motor Ambulance Convoy was one of the most remarkable units of the Great War. Donated to the War Office by the Du Cros family and commanded for most of the war by George du Cros. The du Cros family had various industrial interests in England at the outbreak of war including a car factory and the W&G du Cros taxi company. The unit was composed largely of taxi drivers from this firm and their vehicles converted by the du Cros family into ambulances. The drivers were enlisted in mid October 1914 and were in France on the 4th November 1914 – presumably the rationale was that as they would be driving the cars they already worked in, no training was required. As such they are amongst a very small number of men who were awarded the 1914 Star that were not part of the pre war regular army. The unit war diary (that reads more like a postcard home than a serious military document) puts their number at 3 officers, 1 warrant officer and 146 NCOs and other men. The diary also describes the convoy as “armed to the teeth” but at their first inspection France they were disarmed and issued with arm bands. It’s unclear if this is because of their medical roll or discomfort at the idea of 150 untrained cab drivers toting guns. The diary also deals with wrangles about who was in charge of the unit, the author of the diary (no entries are signed) referring to it as “the du Cros” convoy and apparently viewing it as a private affair. Frederick James Field was born 31st May 1881. He married Lydia Martin in 1908 and listed his occupation as motor driver on his wedding certificate. On the 1911 census he was living with Lydia and her mother in Fulham and his occupation is “motor cab driver”. He enlisted in the ASC and “the du Cros” convoy on or around the 9th October 1914 when he was 32 – no service records survive but cross referencing the SWB roll for members of the units discharged shows M1/07561Cragg enlisted on the 14th, M1/07565 Duncombe on the 9th and M1/07597 Bender also on the 9th. On 31st October 1914 he left Avonmouth on the SS Artist and arrived at Boulogne 3 days later and disembarked with the unit on the 4th November 1914. From then until January 1918 the 5 MAC stayed in the Ypres salient when they were moved to the Somme. Frederick survived the war and on the 1939 register he is living in Ealing and working as bus driver. He passed away in 1951. The medals are in excellent condition with original ribbons and come with copied medal rolls and census records. Any questions, please ask. There are a great many groups on social media sites with experienced collectors and dealers posting coins that you can look at which will help you learn to grade coins and offer advice on whether a coin is genuine or not. Don’t get caught out by fake coins. I’ve made every effort to provide good quality images of the items I sell but, with coins especially, there’s no substitute for having it in hand to examine it under a lens to assess it. Please request an invoice. Cheque – Drawn on a UK Bank. Please contact me if you have any questions. Please leave feedback when you receive your item so I know you’re happy and I’ll do the same in return. Thanks for looking and please check out my other items. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “ajbcollectables” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain

Trio of WW2 Medals with Ribbons Italy Star Burma Star War Medal 1939-45 Unnamed

Trio of WW2 Medals with Ribbons Italy Star Burma Star War Medal 1939-45 Unnamed

Trio of WW2 Medals with Ribbons Italy Star Burma Star War Medal 1939-45 Unnamed

Trio of WW2 Medals with Ribbons Italy Star Burma Star War Medal 1939-45 Unnamed

Trio of WW2 Medals with Ribbons Italy Star Burma Star War Medal 1939-45 Unnamed

Trio of WW2 Medals with Ribbons Italy Star Burma Star War Medal 1939-45 Unnamed

Trio of WW2 Medals with Ribbons Italy Star Burma Star War Medal 1939-45 Unnamed

Trio of WW2 Medals with Ribbons Italy Star Burma Star War Medal 1939-45 Unnamed

Trio of WW2 Medals with Ribbons Italy Star Burma Star War Medal 1939-45 Unnamed

Trio of WW2 Medals with Ribbons. Italy Star Burma Star War Medal 1939-45 Unnamed. Items show signs of wear. Items are vintage/ antique or pre- owned, therefore will show signs of age. I aim to describe items accurately with clear photographs from many angles. Therefore please check each photo as they are an important part of the description. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “rustyrelics71″ and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, 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, Korea, South, 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-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay.
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Not-Issued
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Featured Refinements: Italy Star Medal

Ww1 World War One Coldstream Guards Regiment Medal Trio -branch Rank Not On Pair

Ww1 World War One Coldstream Guards Regiment Medal Trio -branch Rank Not On Pair

Ww1 World War One Coldstream Guards Regiment Medal Trio -branch Rank Not On Pair

Ww1 World War One Coldstream Guards Regiment Medal Trio -branch Rank Not On Pair

Ww1 World War One Coldstream Guards Regiment Medal Trio -branch Rank Not On Pair

Please read all the listing details carefully that are after the items description, thank you. Please use the zoom option on the photos as this forms an integral part of the description. These medals were awarded to 5575. L. SGT. B. GDS(on star) 5575 last number is just about visiable on both and you can just about see CPL on Victory, not on WarB. He obviously did not like the rank on the pair. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS. Sorry to all the good ebayers out there that understand this. This saves so much work for me and you. I will always use the most economical insured post. I will have to use a firm such as UPS or Parcelforce. The reason for me writing this, is because all of this takes so much more time and makes so much more work for me when it is incorrectly done. Please leave feedback after you have received your item and are happy with it. I will respond with mine within two weeks. Please also read my other terms and conditions below. Thank you very much for your help and patience it just saves so much extra work! I attempt to describe accurately and honestly, including any defects. But I cannot know all that you may want/require of a particular item. I will do my utmost to rectify the problem. Otherwise, sales are Final. Please do not worry if by chance your item gets lost in the post, I will do all the chasing up and try my hardest to locate it for you. I send all international parcels by International Signed for post or Parcelforce Worldwide. These services mentioned are all trackable. I will always use the most econimical way of posting. This is because of the unfortunate case of there being some total timewasters out there. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “anotherluckyb” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Theme: Militaria
  • Featured Refinements: World War 1 Medal
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1914-1945

Ww1 World War One Royal Engineers Re Regiment Medal Trio Warner

Ww1 World War One Royal Engineers Re Regiment Medal Trio Warner

Ww1 World War One Royal Engineers Re Regiment Medal Trio Warner

Ww1 World War One Royal Engineers Re Regiment Medal Trio Warner

Ww1 World War One Royal Engineers Re Regiment Medal Trio Warner

Please read all the listing details carefully that are after the items description, thank you. Please use the zoom option on the photos as this forms an integral part of the description. These medals were awarded to 55019. SPR. F. B. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS. Sorry to all the good ebayers out there that understand this. This saves so much work for me and you. I will always use the most economical insured post. I will have to use a firm such as UPS or Parcelforce. The reason for me writing this, is because all of this takes so much more time and makes so much more work for me when it is incorrectly done. Please leave feedback after you have received your item and are happy with it. I will respond with mine within two weeks. Please also read my other terms and conditions below. Thank you very much for your help and patience it just saves so much extra work! I attempt to describe accurately and honestly, including any defects. But I cannot know all that you may want/require of a particular item. I will do my utmost to rectify the problem. Otherwise, sales are Final. Please do not worry if by chance your item gets lost in the post, I will do all the chasing up and try my hardest to locate it for you. I send all international parcels by International Signed for post or Parcelforce Worldwide. These services mentioned are all trackable. I will always use the most econimical way of posting. This is because of the unfortunate case of there being some total timewasters out there. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “anotherluckyb” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
  • Modified Item: No
  • 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
  • Featured Refinements: World War 1 Medal

Miniature Medal Group Of 8 Ww1 Trio Coronation Jubilee Territorial Force

Miniature Medal Group Of 8 Ww1 Trio Coronation Jubilee Territorial Force

Miniature Medal Group Of 8 Ww1 Trio Coronation Jubilee Territorial Force

Miniature Medal Group Of 8 Ww1 Trio Coronation Jubilee Territorial Force

Miniature Medal Group Of 8 Ww1 Trio Coronation Jubilee Territorial Force

Miniature Medal Group Of 8 Ww1 Trio Coronation Jubilee Territorial Force

Miniature Medal Group Of 8 Ww1 Trio Coronation Jubilee Territorial Force

Miniature Medal Group Of 8 Ww1 Trio Coronation Jubilee Territorial Force

A period Miniature medal group of 8, mounted for wear. 1 WW1 1914-15 Star. 2 British War medal. 4 WW2 Defence medal. 5 Jubilee medal 1935. 6 Coronation medal 1937. 7 Coronation medal 1953. 8 Territorial Force Efficiency medal (Geo V). In good to very good, toned condition. Repair to Victory medal suspension ball. The item “MINIATURE MEDAL GROUP OF 8 WW1 TRIO CORONATION JUBILEE TERRITORIAL FORCE” is in sale since Friday, October 8, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “antiquesofwarwick” and is located in Leamington Spa. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Theme: Militaria
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Service: Army
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom

Ww1 Aif Australian Medal Trio 1914/15 Star British War & Victory Medal 10th Btn

Ww1 Aif Australian Medal Trio 1914/15 Star British War & Victory Medal 10th Btn

Ww1 Aif Australian Medal Trio 1914/15 Star British War & Victory Medal 10th Btn

Ww1 Aif Australian Medal Trio 1914/15 Star British War & Victory Medal 10th Btn

Ww1 Aif Australian Medal Trio 1914/15 Star British War & Victory Medal 10th Btn

Ww1 Aif Australian Medal Trio 1914/15 Star British War & Victory Medal 10th Btn

Ww1 Aif Australian Medal Trio 1914/15 Star British War & Victory Medal 10th Btn

Ww1 Aif Australian Medal Trio 1914/15 Star British War & Victory Medal 10th Btn

WW1 AIF AUSTRALIAN MEDAL TRIO 1914/15 STAR BRITISH WAR & VICTORY MEDAL 10TH BTN. CORRECTLY IMPRESSED NAMING TO 3225 ER/ 2/ CPL A. KING 10TH BTN AIF. KING EMBARKED AT ADELAIDE ON H. T A70 “BALLARAT” 14/9/1915. WAS WOUNDED IN ACTION IN FRANCE WITH SHELL SHOCK 22/8/1916. IN GOOD CONDITION FOR AGE. Here is what you can do. After putting more than one item into your shopping cart you will notice up in the top right corner of your shopping cart page? The item “WW1 AIF AUSTRALIAN MEDAL TRIO 1914/15 STAR BRITISH WAR & VICTORY MEDAL 10TH BTN” is in sale since Wednesday, December 1, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\1914 – 1918 (WWI)”. The seller is “sov2″ and is located in Adelaide, South Australia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Modified Item: No
  • Campaign: World War I
  • Product Type: Medals
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Era: 1910s
  • Country: Australia

Original World War One Medal Trio, Pte. F. Fitzgerald, King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Original World War One Medal Trio, Pte. F. Fitzgerald, King's Royal Rifle Corps

Original World War One Medal Trio, Pte. F. Fitzgerald, King's Royal Rifle Corps

Original World War One Medal Trio, Pte. F. Fitzgerald, King's Royal Rifle Corps

Original World War One Medal Trio, Pte. F. Fitzgerald, King's Royal Rifle Corps

An original World War 1 medal trio, original ribbons. BWM and Vic – C-869 Pte. Also served with the Northumberland Fusiliers. The item “Original World War One Medal Trio, Pte. F. Fitzgerald, King’s Royal Rifle Corps” is in sale since Thursday, July 8, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “hornbeammilitaria” and is located in Bromsgrove. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)

Original World War One Medal Trio, Pte. T. McDonald, Durham Light Infantry

Original World War One Medal Trio, Pte. T. McDonald, Durham Light Infantry

Original World War One Medal Trio, Pte. T. McDonald, Durham Light Infantry

Original World War One Medal Trio, Pte. T. McDonald, Durham Light Infantry

Original World War One Medal Trio, Pte. T. McDonald, Durham Light Infantry

An original World War 1 medal trio, original ribbons. BWM and Vic – 15086 Cpl. The item “Original World War One Medal Trio, Pte. T. McDonald, Durham Light Infantry” is in sale since Thursday, July 8, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “hornbeammilitaria” and is located in Bromsgrove. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)

WW1 Death Plaque & 1915 Star Trio Medals to Haskins, Royal Navy, Died, Malta

WW1 Death Plaque & 1915 Star Trio Medals to Haskins, Royal Navy, Died, Malta

WW1 Death Plaque & 1915 Star Trio Medals to Haskins, Royal Navy, Died, Malta

WW1 Death Plaque & 1915 Star Trio Medals to Haskins, Royal Navy, Died, Malta

WW1 Death Plaque & 1915 Star Trio Medals to Haskins, Royal Navy, Died, Malta

WW1 Death Plaque & 1915 Star Trio Medals to Haskins, Royal Navy, Died, Malta

WW1 Death Plaque & 1915 Star Trio Medals to Haskins, Royal Navy, Died, Malta

WW1 Death Plaque & 1915 Star Trio Medals to Haskins, Royal Navy, Died, Malta

WW1 1914-15 Star, British War & Victory Medal Trio & Death Plaque to. Rank – Able Seaman. Service No – J. Died from Disease 28th July 1915. Remembered with honour at the Pieta Military Cemetery in Malta. The medals & Death Plaque are in a really nice original condition with original Ribbons attached, they comes with a copy of his service record which shows William was born in Southampton, Hampshire. Please see the pictures for the best description. Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me. The item “WW1 Death Plaque & 1915 Star Trio Medals to Haskins, Royal Navy, Died, Malta” is in sale since Tuesday, September 7, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “jimbarlows” and is located in Newton Le Willows . This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, United States, Canada, Australia.
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Service: Navy
  • Theme: Militaria
  • Featured Refinements: British WW1 Medal
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Malta

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