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MM And Pair To The MGC

MM And Pair To The MGC

MM ( Geo V ) 122846 PTE J SCOULLAR 25 / MGC WW1 Pair 122846 PTE J R SCOULLAR MGC

Together with original transfer to reserve certificate which shows an original enlistment in the 4th ( Res ) Bn Gordon Highs in December 1915

John Russell Scoullar from Glasgow was awarded the MM in the London Gazette of the 29th of August 1918 , he was in receipt of a pension after the war for a gunshot wound to the jaw.

Medals in GVF condition

Code: 50892

435.00 GBP

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MM And Trio To The RFA , KIA

MM And Trio To The RFA , KIA

MM ( Geo V ) 650827 SJT R C MURCHISON C 315/A F A BDE RFA-TF 1914/15 trio 3037 SJT R MURCHISON RFA ( RA on pair )

Together with copy photo of recipient in uniform from Edinburgh Evening Dispatch

Robert Cockburn Murchison the son of D M and Agnes Murchison of Edinburgh was killed in action on the 11th of June 1917 whilst serving with C Battery 315 Bde Royal Field Artillery , he was awarded the Military Medal in the London gazette of the 9th of July 1917Medals with original ribbons and in EF condition

Code: 50896


MSM For Gallantry To The L N Lancs R , KIA

MSM For Gallantry To The L N Lancs R , KIA

MSM ( Geo V ) 241247 PTE J R LANE 2/5 L N LANC R -TF

James Robert Lane from Bolton enlisted aged 18 in November 1914 into the Loyal North Lancs Regt . He was wounded by shrapnel on the 2nd of April 1917 and killed in action on the 26th of October 1917

London Gazette 18th of June 1917

His Majesty the KING has been graciously
pleased to award the Meritorious Service
Medal to the undermentioned Non-Commissioned Officers and Men for gallantry in the
performance of military duty:

241247 Pte. J. R. Lane, N. Lan. R

The recommendation for the MSM is contained in Pte Lanes service record which is available on-line

For Conspicuous Gallantry

At Rouge de Bout on the 6th of May 1917 at 9:15am. Pte Lane was unpriming Mill bombs at Charred Post. he had removed the igniters of a large number but found that one particular grenade presented a certain amount of difficulty when drawing it from it's compartment in the box. When he had partially extracted it from the box the lever arm flew off and the grenade commenced to fizz. This man immediately shouted to 5 who were close to him to get down, Pte Lane managed the withdrawal of the bomb from the box and threw it away before it exploded , the grenade then exploded causing no casualties. But for Pte Lanes presence of mind and coolness in giving the timely warning to get down and completing the withdrawal of the bomb from the box the grenade would have burst in the box of bombs which would have caused serious casualties to the men in the vicinity

Recommended by A Martyn, Brigadier Gen commanding 170th Infantry Brigade

Medal with one slight edge knock otherwise in dark toned GVF condition

Code: 50840


MC And Pair To The Worcester Regiment For

MC And Pair To The Worcester Regiment For "Backs To The Wall VC Action "

Military Cross ( Geo V ) unnamed , WW1 Pair LIEUT V L VERNON

M.C. London Gazette 16 September 1918.

‘2nd Lt. Victor Lawrence Vernon, Worc. R.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the enemy had broken into a village he led his men so well in a vigorous counter-attack that the enemy was driven back from his positions. He was wounded, but the situation was restored before he left. He set a splendid example by his promptness and courage.’

2nd Lieutenant Victor Lawrence Vernon served with the 2nd Worcesters in France from December 1916. He won his M.C. in the defence of Neuve Eglise during the battle of Bailleul on 12 April 1918.

From the regimental history

Other forces of the enemy at the same time assailed the trenches of the "Army Line" and the companies of the 2nd Worcestershire were engaged so busily to their front that they did nor observe the advance of the force of the enemy up Leinster Road past their rear.The Germans were already close to the Brewery occupied by the Battalion HQ when the alarm was given. At once 2/Lieut A C Pointon led out every available man to the cross roads west of the church and with a lewis gun held back the advancing enemy. Colonel Stoney sent an urgent message to C company and that company moved at once to counter attack. Ably led by by Capt C W V Peake C company advanced from the east and closed in on the rear of the enemy in Leinster road. Penned in the sunken road between two fires the enemy resisted desperately, some 60 being killed before 20 survivors surrendered. The sunken road was heaped with German dead. and among them were found six light machine guns (c)

(c) 2/Lieut Vernon showed great courage in that counter attack. He was wounded but remained in command till the enemy were overpowered , he was awarded the MC

WORCESTERS’ DOGGED DEFENCE – LAST TO LEAVE NEUVE EGLISE - The special correspondent of “The Times” says:- “You know that we have fallen back from our positions in the Passchendaele area, where we have given the enemy most of the ground won in last years’ Flanders fighting. If you look at the map you will see why this retirement was compelled by the changed situation in the area of the Messines Ridge and below there. It must in any circumstances be unpleasant to give up ground which has been won in fighting at the cost of gallant lives, but it cannot be too often repeated or too clearly grasped that local topographical gains have little significance in the gigantic struggle now in progress. Today I have heard some details of the doings of troops which did stubborn fighting in the defence of Neuve Eglise, when some five separate German attacks in strength were beaten back. For two days some Worcester’s and King’s Royal Rifles held on to the Neuve Eglise positions at great odds and when the enemy more than once broke into the village they counter attacked and drove them back. The last man to leave the Neuve Eglise was the commanding officer of the Worcester’s, who declares that the German dead were literally piled in heaps before the positions his troops had defended and we know from many sources that the German casualties were terrible”

2nd Lieutenant James John Crowe V.C. (14th April 1918)
(acting Captain and Adjutant)
2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment.
(Neuve Eglise - Lys)

During the stand against the German onslaught on the Lys Valley in 1918, Battalion Headquarters of the 2nd Battalion, with "B" Company, took up its position in the Town Hall of Neuve Eglise, Belgium. They were soon closely engaged with the enemy, who poured into the village and surrounded them. The defence held out stubbornly against the fire of machine guns and trench mortars, but it was only a matter of time before they must be overwhelmed. An attempt was made to get a message through for help, but the officer taking it was killed. Lieutenant Crowe was Adjutant of the Battalion, and he decided, with volunteers, to make a sortie and to clear a path for retirement. With a quick rush they occupied a cow shed close by; then, with two men, Lieutenant Crowe crawled round and rushed a machine gun post, capturing both guns. The others then came up, and communication with those in the rear was established.

Fresh reinforcements for the enemy arrived, and the little garrison, ammunition exhausted, retired; their retirement was covered throughout by Lieutenant Crowe's party.

Medals with some contacting and BWM has a slight edge bruise , otherwise in VF condition

Code: 50852

1375.00 GBP

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