GALLANTRY MEDALS, ORDERS & DECORATIONS
Cased and un-named, as issued. Came from same source as the M.V.O. below, but not sure of the recipient.
OF THE ROYAL VICTORIAN ORDER (M.V.O.)
Cased and engraved on back 178. Case is from Collingwood & Co. Purchased from the Shuldham-Lye family (now spelled Shuldham-Legh). This was presented to Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Shuldham Shuldham-Lye. Gazetted 14th August 1903: "Commanding 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Regiment, on the occasion of the Presentation of Colours by His Majesty to the Battalion."
Rifleman Mose Gurung
1/6th Gurkha Rifles
65510 RFMN MOSE GURUNG G R
1939-45 Star Un-named
Burma Star Un-named
1939-45 Star Un-named
India Service Medal Un-named
Indian Independence Medal 21144568 CPL. MOSING GURUNG. G.R.
Copy recommendation. 65510 Rifleman Mose Gurung, 1/6th Gurkha Rifles.
"For outstanding gallantry and determination in the heavy fighting in the Kyukmyaung Bridgehead on the Irrawaddy. On the night 27/28th January Rfn Mose Gurung's Battalion was holding an isolated locality in thick jungle, which was subjected to continuous and determined attacks by the Japanese. Rfn Mose Gurung was a member of a forward section post which was subjected to particularly heavy enemy fire. Rfn Mose Gurung was soon wounded but continued to fight on. Gradually the whole of his section were killed or so badly wounded that they were incapable of fighting any longer, but this rifleman taking over the bren gun and throwing grenades managed to beat off all enemy assaults. Casualties were then evacuated, but Rfn Mose Gurung refused to leave his post and having collected all available ammunition from the casualties fought and repelled yet another attack before reinforcements could reach him. The conspicuous determination and courage shown by this Rfn were magnificent and were decisive in preventing the enemy from penetrating into a vital position." Military Medal gazetted 24 May 1945.
Group of Six: £1,750
|Order of British India (2nd
Full-size, gold and enamels. It looks to have had a suspender added and the ribbon shortened to enable it to be worn on the chest.
Service Medal (GVI) ERNEST JACKMAN
London Gazette 2 December 1952: Labourer, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth. In the 1939 census he is shown as: Ernest Jackman, born 27 April 1889, married, Heavy shipyard worker. Lived at 33 Raglan Street, Portsmouth.
Imperial Service Medal (GVI) EDWARD MORGAN £20
Service Medal (QEII) SYDNEY CHARLES
In case of issue. London Gazette 24 July 1964. Assistant Supervisor (Post Office), Taunton.
He was born in Taunton in 1904.
Service Medal (QEII) HENRY JAMES
In case of issue. London Gazette 28 September 1971 "PIDGEN, HENRY JAMES, Skilled Labourer (Traveller Driver). Devonport."
He died 1982 in Plymouth.