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MEDALS POST WORLD WAR ONE


Warrant Officer Thomas Wright Wilkinson
King's shropshire Light Infantry
Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (GVI)   4028564 W.O.CL.2. T.W. WILKINSON. K.S.L.I.     85 
Thomas Wright Wilkinson enlisted with the King's Shropshire Light Infantry in August 1922. In December 1933 the Essex Chronicle reported that "sergeant Thomas Wright Wilkinson" and another soldier of the K.S.L.I. were caught drinking at a pub during "prohibited hours". During World War Two he is listed as serving with the Royal Welch Fusiliers Training Battalion, presumably training recruits. Noted in their register "1.1.44 KSLI" which appears to be when he joined them.

2nd Lieutenant P.C. Jones
General Service Medal (GVI) Malaya       2/LT. P.C. JONES. 13/18 H.     275  
Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 28 June 1952 Regular Army National Service Officer.
January 1953 serving with 'C' Squadron 13th/18th Hussars in Malaya. 

Trooper R. Knaggs
General Service Medal (QEII) Malaya / Arabian Peninsula      22820521 TPR. R. KNAGGS 13/18 H (REPLACEMENT).
General Service Medal             Borneo / South Arabia                   22820521 TPR. R. KNAGGS. QDG.
UN Cyprus Medal
13th/18th Royal Hussars; 'B' Squadron were in Aden in 1957 and went back to Malaya in 1958 as an armoured car unit. He then transferred to the Queen's Dragoon Guards and 1959 'B' and 'C' Squadrons deployed to Borneo and to Aden 1966-67. It is not known who he was with to receive the UN Cyprus as the QDG did not serve there until 1983. Update: Knaggs is confirmed to be with 'B' Squadron 13th/18th in 1955 but is gone by the end of 1958.
Group of Three: 450 


Trooper B. Wattam
General Service Medal  South Arabia                  24086003 TPR. B. WATTAM. 13/18 H.     125
With photograph: "TPR. B. WATTAM." on back is "Tpr. Wattam. 13th/18th Hussars. R.R. 5125 (14)  3.81"

Lieutenant Harold Roy Croft
Royal Engineers
1939-45 Star
France & Germany Star
Defence Medal
1939-45 War Medal
Efficiency Medal Territorial (GVI. Brit.Om.)  
LT. H.R. CROFT. R.E. 
Copy research. Harold Roy Croft was born in Birkenhead 17 December 1919 and was an architect by trade. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant "Cadet, from O.C.T.U." in the Royal Engineers 29 December 1940. Awarded Efficiency Medal 18 February 1949. He died in Birkenhead 28 June 1977. 
Group of Five: 150


Warrant Officer 2nd class G.A. Moore
 Royal Engineers
1939-45 Star
Africa Star
Defence Medal
1939-45 War Medal
Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (GVI. Ind.Imp.) 
1863448 W.O.CL.2. G.A. MOORE. R.E. 
Copy research. Enlisted Royal Engineers 1923. Lance-Corporal 1926, Corporal 1929, Lance-Sergeant 1933. Posted to 24th (Fortress) Company in Malta 1935,  Sergeant 1936, Staff Sergeant and Warrant Officer class 2. Awarded LSGC in 1941. Includes photocopy of unit football team on Malta 1936 which includes Moore. Entitled to World War Two Medals. 24th Fortress Company remained on Malta until 1943 when they transferred to the UK. In 1944 they served in North West Europe (redesignated as 24th Field Company).
Group of Five: SOLD


Sergeant T. Smith
Royal Army Medical Corps

General Service Medal   Palestine      4608099. PTE. T. SMITH. R.A.M.C.
1939-45 Star
Italy Star
Defence Medal
1939-45 War Medal
Army Long Service Good Conduct Medal (GVI Brit.Om) 
4608099. SJT. T. SMITH. R.A.M.C.  
Copy medal roll for Palestine shows that he served with 7 General Hospital.
Group of Six: 210


Signalman John Gildea
Royal Signals
India General Service Medal Waziristan 1921-24 / North West Frontier 1930-31 2309488 SGLN. J. GILDEA. R. SIGNALS.
1939-45 Star
Burma Star
Defence Medal
1939-45 War Medal
Copy research. John Gildea was born 21 January 1901 in Sligo, Ireland. He enlisted 16 December 1919 into the Royal Munster Fusiliers but transferred in January 1920 to the Royal Engineers. He then transferred to the Royal Signals in November 1920. Posted to 2 Wireless Signal Squadron, Rawalpindi, India in March 1921. Returned to the UK April 1934. Discharged 5 October 1934. He re-enlisted 28 July 1939 and went to India in the Summer of 1942, serving at the Signals Training Centre, Mhow, then Peshawar District Signals, North Western Signals and finally 5 Indian Line of Communications. Returned to the UK September 1945 and was discharged 8 December 1945.
NOTE: the book "Taming The Tiger" shows that he is one of only 11 men of Royal Signals to receive this 2-clasp combination.
Group of Five: 325 



Signalman William Henry Lowe
Royal Signals

India General Service Medal  North West Frontier 1935  2321246 SGLN. W.H. LOWE. R. SIGNALS.
India General Service Medal  North West Frontier 1936-37/North West Frontier 1937-39 2321246 SGLN. W.H. LOWE. R. SIGNALS.
1939-45 War Medal                 Un-named
Copy rolls confirm medals and clasps. Last roll states "Discharged 383(XVI) 5.8.40" (unfit for further service).
William Henry Lowe was born 11 October 1910 in New Hantley, Northumberland. Enlisted 31 January 1931 and went to India in December 1933. Served with "A" Corps Signals, Rawalpindi. Left India December 1938. To Army Reserve March 1939. Mobilized 12 August 1939 but medically   discharged 5 August 1940.
Group of Three: 375 

Sapper W.F.H. Mortimer
Royal Engineers (Militia)
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Efficiency Medal (GVI) Territorial  871127 GNR. A.S. FREEMAN. R.A.         70    
Albert Samuel Freeman
enlisted in 1937. Transferred to Royal Engineers in February 1945.

Efficiency Medal (GVI) Militia 5331313 SPR. W.F.H. MORTIMER. R.E.         85
Ind.Imp. issue. A gentleman named William Frederick Henry Mortimer died in Hereford in 1964.


Gunner J. Diack
Royal Artillery
General Service Medal (GVI) Palestine 1945-48 21038093 GNR. J. DIACK. R.A60
Copy medal roll.



General Service Medal (GVI) Palestine 1945-48 14087149 SPR. E.V. KEYNES. R.E.   60
Copy medal roll. Served with 659 Artisan Works Company.


Driver R. Greens
Royal Army Service Corps
General Service Medal (GVI) Palestine 1945-48 T/14476569 DVR. R. GREENS. R.A.S.C65
Copy medal roll. Served in Palestine attached to 3rd Field Ambulance, RAMC from November 1946 to October 1947.

Corporal G. Haden
13th/18th Hussars
General Service Medal (GVI)
Malaya
19046531 SGT. P.M. GLASS. R.A.M.C.                60  
        
22359070 SIGM. E. McGONIGLE  R. SIGS          60

2524996 CPL. G. HADEN, 13/18 H.                   75

Special Constable Kulop Said Nasir
Federation of Malaya Police


Trooper B. Biddis
13th/18th Hussars
General Service Medal (QEII)
Malaya
23147710 PTE. F. ALCOCK. R.A.O.C.                  65
22772130 SIGMN. A.G. COOKE. R.SIGS.            60
56194 S.C. KULOP SAID NASIR. F. OF M. POL.   
SOLD



23415604 TPR. B. BIDOIS. 13/18 H.                  75









Private H.D.C. Pickford
Wiltshire Regiment
General Service Medal (QEII) Cyprus  23274467 PTE. H.D.C. PICKFORD. WILTS   75            
Wiltshire Regiment. Harold D.C. Pickford was born in Warminster, Wiltshire in 1937 and lived in Westbury. The Wiltshire Times (16 June 1956) reports on the battalion in Cyprus and among the photos is one of men of the Support Company at Aghirda being trained on a Vickers gun. Among them is "Harold Pickford, of 95 Oldfield Park, Westbury. Formerly a railway fireman, he has been in Cyprus only a
few weeks..."



Private H. Walker
Royal Army Medical Corps
General Service Medal Borneo / Malaya Peninsula   23945789 PTE. H. WALKER. RAMC.
Pingat Jasa Malaysia
Pair: 160



Warrant Officer class 2 M. Essay
Royal Signals

General Service Medal (QEII) Malaya   2326683 W.O.CL.2. M. ESSAY.  R.SIGS         65    
Dei Gratia type       







Corporal J.O. Yates
Grenadier Guards
General Service Medal Cyprus   22955052 CPL. J.O. YATES. GREN.GDS.
United Nations Medal for Cyprus
Mounted as worn. Enlisted October 1953 and served with the Grenadier Guards until 1971 when he transferred to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Confirmed to have served in Cyprus in 1959 and 1965.
Pair: 140 

Fusilier A. Cornish
Lancashire Fusiliers
General Service Medal Cyprus   23484148 FUS. A. CORNISH. L.F.        75
The Lancashire Fusiliers served in Cyprus 1956 to 1959.
 
Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (QEII) 22285446 GNR. J.C. EDWARDS. RA.           65


The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal      60
In box of issue
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