Award Silver Star Lt. R.B. Beeson, (289758) 615 Field Squadron, Royal Engineers

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  1. brithm

    brithm Senior Member

    Award Silver Star 1st Lt. Raymond B. Beeson, (289758) 615 Field Squadron, Royal Engineers (Bombardier)

    WO 373/148/472
    Lt. Beeson was wounded 11th February 1945 with Lt. Cantlay 14 Field Squadron, Royal Engineers
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  2. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Well-Known Member

    Not trying to hijack your thread but I wonder how many other Brits were awarded the Silver Star.
    I dont think there were many.

    Officially post war but awarded for his control of the Divisional Artillery at Anzio along with a Military Cross
    266 Battery were in direct support of the American 36th Combat Engineers Anzio Feb/March 1944 which probably led to his Silver Star award.

    DECORATIONS CONFERRED BY THE PRESIDENT .OF THE .UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Silver Star Medal. Maj. (temp.) David Charles Lennard SHEPHERD, M.C. (91540), Royal Regiment of Artillery (since died).

    Awarded Military Cross.
    Major (formerly Gunner and then Cadet Sergeant) 91450, 67 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, died of wounds in Italy 25th December 1944 aged 29.
    Son of The Ven. Arthur Pearce Shepherd, D.D., M.A., Archdeacon of Dudley and Canon of Worcester, and of Mary Elizabeth Shepherd (nee Rees), of Worcester; husband of Elsie Doreen Shepherd, of Sedgley, Staffordshire.
    Buried in Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy
     

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  3. brithm

    brithm Senior Member

    322 going by National Archives search, could be more!!!
     
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  4. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Well-Known Member

    How many were allowed to wear it on a British uniform. It seems to have required the king's consent to do so.
    What did it look like on the uniform. Attached is a photo of Major Shepherd leading his Battery in a March Past in June 1944 there is something shining on his chest.
    Would this be an MC (confirmed in December 1944) or the Silver Star, Award and permission to wear dated after his death. What else might it be.(Photo courtesy Shepherd Family Collection)
     

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