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WW2 US Army Officers Medal Group West Point Grad Legion of Merit Full Size

WW2 US Army Officers Medal Group West Point Grad Legion of Merit Full Size

WW2 US Army Officers Medal Group West Point Grad Legion of Merit Full Size

WW2 US Army Officers Medal Group West Point Grad Legion of Merit Full Size

WW2 US Army Officers Medal Group West Point Grad Legion of Merit Full Size. The only medal that is named in this group is the Legion of Merit. Comes with a little bit of research on him. Powered by SixBit’s eCommerce Solution. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Medals & Ribbons”. The seller is “military-antiques-toronto” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Mexico, Australia.

Boer War, Ww1 & Ww2 Medal Group Sgt Fletcher, Middlesex Rfc Raf West Surrey

Boer War, Ww1 & Ww2 Medal Group Sgt Fletcher, Middlesex Rfc Raf West Surrey

Boer War, Ww1 & Ww2 Medal Group Sgt Fletcher, Middlesex Rfc Raf West Surrey

Boer War, Ww1 & Ww2 Medal Group Sgt Fletcher, Middlesex Rfc Raf West Surrey

Boer War, Ww1 & Ww2 Medal Group Sgt Fletcher, Middlesex Rfc Raf West Surrey

Boer War, Ww1 & Ww2 Medal Group Sgt Fletcher, Middlesex Rfc Raf West Surrey

Boer War, Ww1 & Ww2 Medal Group Sgt Fletcher, Middlesex Rfc Raf West Surrey

Boer War, Ww1 & Ww2 Medal Group Sgt Fletcher, Middlesex Rfc Raf West Surrey

Boer War, Ww1 & Ww2 Medal Group Sgt Fletcher, Middlesex Rfc Raf West Surrey

Boer War, Ww1 & Ww2 Medal Group Sgt Fletcher, Middlesex Rfc Raf West Surrey

Boer War, Ww1 & Ww2 Medal Group Sgt Fletcher, Middlesex Rfc Raf West Surrey

Boer War, Ww1 & Ww2 Medal Group Sgt Fletcher, Middlesex Rfc Raf West Surrey

Boer War, Ww1 & Ww2 Medal Group Sgt Fletcher, Middlesex Rfc Raf West Surrey

Offered is an interesting campaign medal group to Sergeant Robert George Fletcher, who saw action in the Boer War and both World Wars, whilst serving in the Middlesex Regiment, Royal Flying Crops, Royal Air Force & The Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey) Defence Battalion. Spanning the reign of 4 British monarchs. Queens South Africa Medal 1899 1902, with 1 clasp CAPE COLONY, impressed named 1168 C. Kings South Africa Medal 1902, with 1 clasp, impressed named 1168 COR. 1914 15 Star, impressed named 2965 SJTR. British War and Victory Medals, impressed named 405229 SGT. British War medal 1939 -45 unnamed as issued. Comes with copies service record, medal rolls, R. List, WW2 list – Defence Battalion, newspaper article and paper packets for Great War awards, together with O. Box for last addressed to’Mr R. Fletcher, 130 Gorringe Av. Sergeant Robert George Fletcher was born in 1880 at Isleworth, Middlesex, he was working as a horse keeper when he attested with the 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, 30/12/1899. He served in the Boer War with the 6th Battalion and is reported as a Lance Corporal dangerously ill 12/12/1900. The 1911 census records him working as a milk carrier in Isleworth. On the 9/11/1914 he re-enlisted with his old Regiment, likely being allotted to the 2/10. (This was the only Middlesex Battalion to serve Gallipoli) and was given the new service number 2965. He deployed as a Sergeant with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 18/7/1915, and would have served Gallipoli August December. He transferred to the R. C (possibly 17/8/1917) with the new service number 405229 ending the war with the Royal Air Force. Shortly before the outbreak of WW2 he enlisted into the Queens R. S Defence Battalion 16/5/1939 with a new service number 8313, however he was discharged 3/1/1940 under Kings Regulations Paragraph 390 (xviii)(a) – His Service No Longer Required (SNLR) for the purpose for which he was enlisted. (60 years of age). Very few medals groups will show service in 3 wars and 4 British monarchs. All international items/combined orders will be sent via registered post international, via Australia Post, without exception. 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. 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 “BOER WAR, WW1 & WW2 MEDAL GROUP SGT FLETCHER, MIDDLESEX RFC RAF WEST SURREY” is in sale since Wednesday, September 22, 2021. 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.
  • Modified Item: No
  • Campaign: World War I
  • Theme: Militaria
  • Product Type: Medals
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Era: 1900s
  • Country: Britain

Ww1 & Ww2 Medal 1916 MID Group 9th West Riding Regt Tunnelling Officer De Pinto

Ww1 & Ww2 Medal 1916 MID Group 9th West Riding Regt Tunnelling Officer De Pinto

Ww1 & Ww2 Medal 1916 MID Group 9th West Riding Regt Tunnelling Officer De Pinto

Ww1 & Ww2 Medal 1916 MID Group 9th West Riding Regt Tunnelling Officer De Pinto

Ww1 & Ww2 Medal 1916 MID Group 9th West Riding Regt Tunnelling Officer De Pinto

Ww1 & Ww2 Medal 1916 MID Group 9th West Riding Regt Tunnelling Officer De Pinto

Ww1 & Ww2 Medal 1916 MID Group 9th West Riding Regt Tunnelling Officer De Pinto

Ww1 & Ww2 Medal 1916 MID Group 9th West Riding Regt Tunnelling Officer De Pinto

Ww1 & Ww2 Medal 1916 MID Group 9th West Riding Regt Tunnelling Officer De Pinto

Ww1 & Ww2 Medal 1916 MID Group 9th West Riding Regt Tunnelling Officer De Pinto

Ww1 & Ww2 Medal 1916 MID Group 9th West Riding Regt Tunnelling Officer De Pinto

WW1 and WW2 medal group to Lieutenant De Pinto, 9th Battalion West Riding Regiment and Tunnelling Officer who was mentioned in despatches 1916. He suffered from shell shock as a result of being entombed for 20 hours and being blown up twice previously. He was probably involved in the tunnelling for the Battle of Messines. Between the wars he was married to British socialite & novelist Flavia Forbes. He served with the Royal Artillery during WW2 in France & Germany. 1914 – 15 Star, impressed named LIEUT. British War & Victory Medals, impressed named LIEUT. DE PINTO with M. D oak leaf; France & Germany Star; Defence & War Medal s 1939-45. WW2 medals unnamed as issued. Original period swing set as worn. Comes with copies of WW1 enlistment application, M. C, medal roll, medical records shell shock, London Gazettes, seniority lists, newspaper articles & census. Lionel Herbert de Pinto. Was born on the 14/9/1893 in London. His father was a British subject, whose occupation being merchant, his mother was an American national. He was educated at Clifton College and on completing his schooling was working as a railway engineer. At the outbreak of the war he applied for a commission on the 11/8/1914 listing his prior service with the Officer training Corps whilst at Clifton College. His height was recorded as 5 2 3/4 tall. The minimum height at the time was 53. He was commissioned as a Temporary 2nd Lieutenant with the 9th Service Bn The Duke of Wellingtons West Riding Regiment with seniority 25/9/1914. Seconded to RE post March 1915. E back to his former regiment. Demobilised 9/4/1919 & resigned Commission 1/9/1921. He landed in France on the 15/7/1915 with the 9th Bn and within the week was in the trenches at Ypres. He was awarded a Mentioned in Despatches 1/1/1916 which would have been one of the first decorations awarded to the Bn considering that they had only deployed 4 months previously. The battalion war diary records constant frontline activity from 1st landing in France. He was seconded to the Royal Engineers Tunnelling Company probably due to his Engineering degree. (The tunnelling Companies were first formed in February 1915). September 1917 Lens Area shell shock, entombed for 20 hours in a tunnel following German counter mining. He had been blown up twice previously. Evacuated to England and transferred to the 3rd Bn D. Last medical board 30/9/1918 & instructed to re-join unit. Between the wars he moved to and from America with his occupation recorded as Engineer. He appears in several newspaper articles due to small court matters regarding unpaid licences etc and bankruptcy in 1936. A failed marriage to British socialite & novelist Flavia Forbes 1933-38 (infidelity on her part). Forbes was known as a forces sweetheart for organizing soldiers’ canteens in France during the First World War. The newspapers reported him as a Lt Colonel however it should read Lieutenant. WW2 Service included 1939 census shows him living at Harsford Cottages Petworth Sussex occupation Lt R. 1939 Emergency commission RA Staff Captain Shoreham Sub Area. He was still on Army lists in 1945. He died in 1953 at Gloucestershire. 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. 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 & WW2 MEDAL 1916 MID GROUP 9TH WEST RIDING REGT TUNNELLING OFFICER DE PINTO” is in sale since Tuesday, November 3, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\1914 – 1918 (WWI)”. The seller is “jb_military_antiques_14″ and is located in 2/135 Russell St, Morley, Perth, WA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Campaign: World War I
  • Country: Britain
  • Product Type: Medals
  • Era: 1900s

Original WW1 Military Medal (MM), CS Major, West Riding, MID, MSM and 3x Wounded

Original WW1 Military Medal (MM), CS Major, West Riding, MID, MSM and 3x Wounded

Original WW1 Military Medal (MM), CS Major, West Riding, MID, MSM and 3x Wounded

Original WW1 Military Medal (MM), CS Major, West Riding, MID, MSM and 3x Wounded

An original World War 1 Military Medal (MM), with length of original ribbon, named correctly to; 3-8803 Sjt: J. Was born at Burton-in-Kendall, Westmorland, on 17 August 1874, and enlisted into the Scots Guards in December 1894. He served with the 1st Battalion in South Africa and received the Queens medal with 5 clasps. After completing his 7 years with the Colours and 5 years in the reserve, he joined the 3rd Battalion West Riding Regiment as a territorial on 2 August 1907. He was mobilised in August 1914 and posted to the 2nd Battalion which he joined in France on 8 September 1914. He was wounded in November 1914, and again in March and September 1915. He was discharged sick and wounded on 28 September 1916, was awarded the Silver War Badge No. 780 and is entitled to the 1914 Star with clasp, British War and Victory Medals, and the Meritorious Service Medal M. Card dated 8 May 1919. The item “Original WW1 Military Medal (MM), CS Major, West Riding, MID, MSM and 3x Wounded” is in sale since Thursday, February 25, 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
  • Service: Army
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)

WW1 Military Medal Trio to Sapper R. HODGKINSON West Lancs Royal Engineers T. F

WW1 Military Medal Trio to Sapper R. HODGKINSON West Lancs Royal Engineers T. F

WW1 Military Medal Trio to Sapper R. HODGKINSON West Lancs Royal Engineers T. F

WW1 Military Medal Trio to Sapper R. HODGKINSON West Lancs Royal Engineers T. WW1 military medal trio with original ribbons. Medals named as follows : Military Medal – 432352 SAPR R. Pair – 7863 2. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. 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 “WW1 Military Medal Trio to Sapper R. HODGKINSON West Lancs Royal Engineers T. F” is in sale since Saturday, July 4, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “nottingham-coins-and-medals” and is located in Nottingham. 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

Vintage Ww1 Framed Picture Australian Kia Soldier West Australian Aif Anzac

Vintage Ww1 Framed Picture Australian Kia Soldier West Australian Aif Anzac

Vintage Ww1 Framed Picture Australian Kia Soldier West Australian Aif Anzac

Vintage Ww1 Framed Picture Australian Kia Soldier West Australian Aif Anzac

Vintage Ww1 Framed Picture Australian Kia Soldier West Australian Aif Anzac

Vintage Ww1 Framed Picture Australian Kia Soldier West Australian Aif Anzac

Vintage Ww1 Framed Picture Australian Kia Soldier West Australian Aif Anzac

Vintage Ww1 Framed Picture Australian Kia Soldier West Australian Aif Anzac

Vintage Ww1 Framed Picture Australian Kia Soldier West Australian Aif Anzac

Vintage Ww1 Framed Picture Australian Kia Soldier West Australian Aif Anzac

Vintage Ww1 Framed Picture Australian Kia Soldier West Australian Aif Anzac

Vintage WW1 era large framed picture of 28719 Gunner George Washington Turnbull, 5th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery, who was Killed in Action around Ypres on the 18th of August 1917. The picture consists of a central oval with coloured photo of Turnbull and cards showing his name and him being a life member of the West Australian Amateur Sports Club (incorporated). This is set in a glass fronted wooden frame. The frame shows some age wear as shown with a drill hole to base (more than likely a removed brass plate) and shows water staining to reverse. Frame measures 75cm x 100cm. Comes with a small number of copied service papers showing KIA details, grave details etc. Rare to see one of these period pictures have survived. This was hung in a local antique dealers shop for decades, so many WA customers will more than likely recognise this picture. 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 “VINTAGE WW1 FRAMED PICTURE AUSTRALIAN KIA SOLDIER WEST AUSTRALIAN AIF ANZAC” is in sale since Saturday, August 9, 2014. 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.
  • Country: Australia
  • Product Type: Medals
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Era: 1900s
  • Campaign: WW1

WW1 Military Medal Trio to Sapper R. HODGKINSON West Lancs Royal Engineers T. F

WW1 Military Medal Trio to Sapper R. HODGKINSON West Lancs Royal Engineers T. F

WW1 Military Medal Trio to Sapper R. HODGKINSON West Lancs Royal Engineers T. F

WW1 Military Medal Trio to Sapper R. HODGKINSON West Lancs Royal Engineers T. WW1 military medal trio with original ribbons. Medals named as follows : Military Medal – 432352 SAPR R. Pair – 7863 2. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. Auctiva gets you noticed! Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “WW1 Military Medal Trio to Sapper R. HODGKINSON West Lancs Royal Engineers T. F” is in sale since Thursday, May 21, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “nottingham-coins-and-medals” and is located in Nottingham. 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

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 1939-45 Star, Burma star, Defence and war medals 1939-45 plus 1953 Coronation, unnamed as issued. Korean war & UN medal pair 1950-53 , Korean Campaign medal official impressed 14446292 Sgt V. F” (official correction to “e in surname Farrer, surname often listed in records incorrectly as Farrar) , IMO Good Very Fine condition, signs of light use and wear, UN medal unnamed as issued. Some history included, Taken Prisoner of war in Burma by the Japanese 10th March 1942, some details copied from archives, see pictures for condition Of all the British regiments which served in Burma, none surely can equal the record of the West Yorkshires. End 1941, 1st West Yorks were moved by sea to Rangoon immediately following the outbreak of the Japanese War. Joining battle at Pegu, the battalion was constantly involved in heavy fighting throughout the terrible retreat from Burma, but gained a formidable reputation which was to remain for the rest of the war. The Brigade was constituted from the UK 28th Infantry Brigade, which had arrived in Hong Kong from the United Kingdom in 1949, to join the 40th Infantry Division. Formed in Korea in April 1951, it took the title’28th Commonwealth Brigade’ replacing 27th Commonwealth Brigade in the 1st Commonwealth Division, and served right through the war, until leaving in 1954. It comprised two British and two Australian infantry battalions and 16th Field Regiment, Royal New Zealand Artillery. WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai. Japanese POW WW2 & KOREAN WAR group Sergeant Vincent Farrer Royal Fusiliers late West Yorkshire Regiment. Group of seven, WW2 1939-45 Star, Burma star, Defence and war medals 1939-45 plus 1953 Coronation medal unnamed as issued. F” (official correction to “e in surname Farrer, surname often incorrectly listed as Farrar) , IMO Good Very Fine condition, signs of light use and wear, UN medal unnamed as issued. Some history included, copied from archives, see pictures for condition Corporal in West Yorkshire regiment, taken prisoner by Japanese 10th March 1942 in Burma, worked on infamous Burma railway (the “Bridge over the river Kwai”) in Korea he was with the Royal Fusiliers , IMO Good Very Fine condition, signs of light use and wear, Korean campaign medal officially impressed name, some copies of original paperwork confirming he was a prisoner of the Japanese, his service, etc, very interesting history, see pictures for condition Unusual Name, His father was 71977 Pte Charles H Farrer 10th Northumberland Regt, late 3345 Lancs & Yorks Rgt, during WW1 from August 1914, discharged due to wounds August 1918 from Northumberland Regt, Joined Royal Defence force until demobilisation April 1919. Originally from from Halifax, Yorkshire, Later father lived in Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire. Vincent Farrer born Leeds, Yorkshire 3rd September 1917, Mother Emily Farrer (Allinson), in 1940s her address was New Row, Boroughbridge, Yorkshire. He joined West Yorkshire Regiment 4536569 Private V Farrar before WW2 and probably out in India at the outbreak of war, at time of his capture his rank was Corporal. Of all the British regiments which served in Burma, none surely can equal the record of the West Yorkshires. Their fifteen Battle Honours are only exceeded by the nineteen of the 10th Gurkha Rifles (which fielded three battalions in the campaign), and the Honour Burma 1942-45, the dates covering all four years of the War, is shared only with the Royal Berkshires, 7th Gurkhas and 10th Gurkhas. Corporal Vincent Farrar was captured during the retreat from Burma to India March 1942. British troops ordered to surrender Singapore February 1942 – Disasterous decision. The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, the SiamBurma Railway, the ThaiBurma Railway and similar names, was a 415-kilometre railway between Ban Pong, Thailand, and Thanbyuzayat, Burma, built by the Empire of Japan using Prisoners of war in 1942 / 1943 to support its forces in the Burma campaign of World War II. This railway completed the rail link between Bangkok, Thailand, and Rangoon, Burma. Thousands of mainly British POWs were brutalised, tortured, starved and died of exhaustion, disease or were killed by the Japanese. After the war many Japanese war Criminals were tried and punished for their crimes. Bridge over the River Kwai under construction by Japanese using British POWs. Lieutenant-Colonel Philip Toosey was the senior British officer at Tarmakan, where the Japanese forced the prisoners to construct a railway bridge over the River Kwai for the Burma-Siam Railway. The conditions at Tarmakan were appalling. 300 men were packed into each bamboo hut, with an allocation of 18 inches of space. Toosey later recalled: Every form of cruelty that an uncivilised mind could invent was used on the prisoners. British and Allied POWs of the Japanese getting water ration. He then joined the Royal Fusiliers 8th Battalion as Lance Corporal 144446292, sent to Palestine during 1945-48 prior to British withdrawal, resulting in division of Palestine and Israel. Also entited to GSM Palestine 1945-48 medal (copy medal roll extract supplied). During the next three years he was promoted up to Colour Sergeant. When in 1950, the Communist-backed forces of the North invaded South Korea, Britain became the second largest contributor out of 21 countries that joined UN forces in its first ever armed response. Yet at the time, nobody living in the rubble of post-war Britain seemed to have any appetite for another conflict. The Royal Fusiliers (City of London) were now a single Battalion and were part of the 28th Commonwealth brigade sent to fight in Korea August 1952 to July 1953, their most famous member being actor Michael Caine aka Private Maurice Micklewhite R. Even before the conflict, Korea, previously part of the Japanese Empire which had been divided by the 38th parallel between Communist North and Pro-Western South in 1945, was desparately poor. After three years of fierce fighting between Mao Tse-Tung’s Chinese and the North against the UN forces, it had been blown to pieces. The “Korean war” never really officially ended, only a “cease fire” that has held to this day. IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING LOCKDOWN. I will use 1st class recorded on lower value items but please be patient if your item is delayed, the post is very safe and items are tracked, thanks for understanding. Deliveries to China, Russian Federation, Australia and New Zealand are particularly bad due to closure of boarders, many items posted during Lockdown in these countries have been held in the UK waiting to be booked on to first available flight. Social distancing rules, staff shortages etc mean delays can be excessive, but post is in the system, quite safe and getting through eventually. The situation will improve over the next few weeks. Lockdown is being eased now in Australia and New Zealand with flights with Etihad and Emirates resuming 21st May onward and many more airlines restarting services during June. Thankyou for your patience and understanding during these strange times, stay safe and well. Create your brand with Auctiva’s. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai” is in sale since Sunday, April 26, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\1946-1960″. The seller is “theonlineauctionsale” and is located in England. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945) / Korea 1952
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1945-Present

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai

WW2 1939-45 Star, Burma star, Defence and war medals 1939-45 plus 1953 Coronation, unnamed as issued. Korean war & UN medal pair 1950-53 , Korean Campaign medal official impressed 14446292 Sgt V. F” (official correction to “e in surname Farrer, surname often listed in records incorrectly as Farrar) , IMO Good Very Fine condition, signs of light use and wear, UN medal unnamed as issued. Some history included, Taken Prisoner of war in Burma by the Japanese 10th March 1942, some details copied from archives, see pictures for condition Of all the British regiments which served in Burma, none surely can equal the record of the West Yorkshires. End 1941, 1st West Yorks were moved by sea to Rangoon immediately following the outbreak of the Japanese War. Joining battle at Pegu, the battalion was constantly involved in heavy fighting throughout the terrible retreat from Burma, but gained a formidable reputation which was to remain for the rest of the war. The Brigade was constituted from the UK 28th Infantry Brigade, which had arrived in Hong Kong from the United Kingdom in 1949, to join the 40th Infantry Division. Formed in Korea in April 1951, it took the title’28th Commonwealth Brigade’ replacing 27th Commonwealth Brigade in the 1st Commonwealth Division, and served right through the war, until leaving in 1954. It comprised two British and two Australian infantry battalions and 16th Field Regiment, Royal New Zealand Artillery. WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai. Japanese POW WW2 & KOREAN WAR group Sergeant Vincent Farrer Royal Fusiliers late West Yorkshire Regiment. Group of seven, WW2 1939-45 Star, Burma star, Defence and war medals 1939-45 plus 1953 Coronation medal unnamed as issued. F” (official correction to “e in surname Farrer, surname often incorrectly listed as Farrar) , IMO Good Very Fine condition, signs of light use and wear, UN medal unnamed as issued. Some history included, copied from archives, see pictures for condition. Unusual Name, His father was 71977 Pte Charles H Farrer 10th Northumberland Regt, late 3345 Lancs & Yorks Rgt, during WW1 from August 1914, discharged due to wounds August 1918 from Northumberland Regt, Joined Royal Defence force until demobilisation April 1919. Originally from from Halifax, Yorkshire, Later father lived in Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire. Vincent Farrer born Leeds, Yorkshire 3rd September 1917, Mother Emily Farrer (Allinson), in 1940s her address was New Row, Boroughbridge, Yorkshire. He joined West Yorkshire Regiment 4536569 Private V Farrar before WW2 and probably out in India at the outbreak of war, at time of his capture his rank was Corporal. Of all the British regiments which served in Burma, none surely can equal the record of the West Yorkshires. Their fifteen Battle Honours are only exceeded by the nineteen of the 10th Gurkha Rifles (which fielded three battalions in the campaign), and the Honour Burma 1942-45, the dates covering all four years of the War, is shared only with the Royal Berkshires, 7th Gurkhas and 10th Gurkhas. Corporal Vincent Farrar was captured during the retreat from Burma to India March 1942. British troops ordered to surrender Singapore February 1942 – Disasterous decision. The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, the SiamBurma Railway, the ThaiBurma Railway and similar names, was a 415-kilometre railway between Ban Pong, Thailand, and Thanbyuzayat, Burma, built by the Empire of Japan using Prisoners of war in 1942 / 1943 to support its forces in the Burma campaign of World War II. This railway completed the rail link between Bangkok, Thailand, and Rangoon, Burma. Thousands of mainly British POWs were brutalised, tortured, starved and died of exhaustion, disease or were killed by the Japanese. After the war many Japanese war Criminals were tried and punished for their crimes. Bridge over the River Kwai under construction by Japanese using British POWs. Toosey was the senior British officer at Tarmakan, where the Japanese forced the prisoners to. Construct a railway bridge over the River Kwai for the Burma-Siam Railway. 300 men were packed into each bamboo hut, with an. Allocation of 18 inches of space. Toosey later recalled: Every form of cruelty that an uncivilised mind. Could invent was used on the prisoners. British and Allied POWs of the Japanese getting water ration. He then joined the Royal Fusiliers 8th Battalion as Lance Corporal 144446292, sent to Palestine during 1945-48 prior to British withdrawl, resulting in division of Palestine and Israel. Also entited to GSM Palestine 1945-48 medal (copy medal roll extract supplied). During the next three years he was promoted up to Colour Sergeant. When in 1950, the Communist-backed forces of the North invaded South Korea, Britain became the second largest contributor out of 21 countries that joined UN forces in its first ever armed response. Yet at the time, nobody living in the rubble of post-war Britain seemed to have any appetite for another conflict. The Royal Fusiliers (City of London) were now a single Battalion and were part of the 28th Commonwealth brigade sent to fight in Korea August 1952 to July 1953, their most famous member being actor Michael Caine aka Private Maurice Micklewhite R. Even before the conflict, Korea, previously part of the Japanese Empire which had been divided by the 38th parallel between Communist North and Pro-Western South in 1945, was desparately poor. After three years of fierce fighting between Mao Tse-Tung’s Chinese and the North against the UN forces, it had been blown to pieces. The “Korean war” never really officially ended, only a “cease fire” that has held to this day. Create your brand with Auctiva’s. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “WW2 Burma & Korean War medal group West Yorkshire Japanese POW Bridge River Kwai” is in sale since Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\1946-1960″. The seller is “theonlineauctionsale” and is located in England. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945) / Korea 1952
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1945-Present

WW1 & WW2 10th WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT MEDAL GROUP WITH ENGRAVED CIGARETTE CASE

WW1 & WW2 10th WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT MEDAL GROUP WITH ENGRAVED CIGARETTE CASE

WW1 & WW2 10th WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT MEDAL GROUP WITH ENGRAVED CIGARETTE CASE

WW1 & WW2 10th WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT MEDAL GROUP WITH ENGRAVED CIGARETTE CASE

100% GENUINE FULL SIZE & CORRECTLY NAMED. He was awarded a sterling silver cricket medal from the 3rd army rest camp in France between 21-7-1918 & 5-8-1918. Post WW1 he served as secretary to the 10th battalion association and was presented with a sterling silver cigarette case when he left the post in 1934. (total weight of the case 134 grams). 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 & WW2 10th WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT MEDAL GROUP WITH ENGRAVED CIGARETTE CASE” is in sale since Thursday, December 26, 2019. 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.
  • Featured Refinements: British WW1 Medal
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1914-1945