Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by AB64, Apr 2, 2012.
2585711 Ernest Roy FEDRICK, RCOS, Mentioned in Despatches 1945
699 William Ewart JENKIN, 43rd AIF awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. His citation reads
During the last 2 years tis Warrant Officer as held the appointment of Battalion RQMS. during the period his energy and personal supervision of the interior organisation of the Battalion has been constant His great personal attention to the feeding of the troops whether out of, or in the line, has resulted in very high standard in that direction, and his service wit respect to the organisation and maintenance of supplies and equipment have been most valuable and assisted in no small degree to the efficiency of his unit
Richard BLACKWELL, K Commando RNVR, Distinguished Service Cross Anzio - any more info on this mans award or unit would be welcome
47204 Horace Edwin Tabrett of 59th Siege Battery RGA who was killed 4/11/18 just 1 week before the war ended having served since October 1914. He was awarded the Military Medal which was noted in the London Gazette in March 1919
83534/1013453 Joseph Tunesi of A Battery 38 Brigade RFA who was awarded the MM
George William Gutteridge who previously served in the Army as 2064707 then joined the Navy as LT/JX202092 - while in the Navy he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (London Gazette 8/1/42) for service in the Battle of Crete
1604578 John George PITTS, Royal Artillery - British Empire Medal in the 1946 Kings Birthday Honours
15/12230 James Campbell of the 15th Royal Irish Rifles who was awarded the MM, gazetted 19 November 1917
T/6584258 alexander William LEAMAN Mentioned in Despatches January 1944
M/34955 Frederick Charles BUCKLAND ASC awarded the MM, he was gazetted July 1919
12834 (but some research has him as 12835) John James ARMITAGE RFA - a very good write up of him here My Armitage / Pinnuck Family History: John James Armitage (1881-1953), decorated soldier , he was awarded the DCM with citation
"12835 Battery Sergeant Major Armitage J, 458th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. For conspicuous gallantry, ability and resource throughout the operations from 18th April to the 16th May 1915, around Ypres. He invariably showed exceptional courage and coolness under fire. On one or two occasions of unusual emergency he acted with great ability and judgement, and rendered invaluable service"
According to the website listed above he was also Mentioned in Despatches 3 times, Commisioned, had temporary exhaustion and was wounded, so a very active War - as well as having already served in South Africa and India. The link mentions his service records but I have been struggling to find them on Ancestry or Findmypast - even struggled with his medal index card, I can only see the DCM one
Might his lack of MIC be due to his failure to apply for his Campaign Medals?
Officers had to apply post WW1.
As an officer his papers will be held at Kew - sometimes you find copies of the non commissioned papers on Ancestry/FMP (if they survived 1940 bombing) but not always.
Its possible he didn't apply, also possible I'm just being a nugget with my searches - sometimes I struggle (mostly with Ancestry) to find something obvious and then when I eventually do there is no clear reason why it previously failed.
I guess the easy option is to get in touch with the person who has the webpage - seems sensible to share scans and hopefully get some info or copies in return.
I think I’ve found his MIC on Ancestry....
SX6219 Guy Henry FAWCETT who served with 2/27 AIF Battalion - he reached the rank of Lt Col - at some point he was made an OBE, I haven't been able to find when or why
Records have not yet been opened - you could if you want request a copy
Spouse: Agnes Adams
Father: Harold John Fawcett
Mother: Emma Louise Edwards
Birth: 05/11/1911 Oakey Queensland Australia
Death: 22/02/2009 Adelaide South Australia Australia
Residence: 1949 Darwin Northern Territory Australia
Thanks for that, he is reasonably well covered in a few places, he has recorded his story and there is a transcript available, but nothing I could see about his OBE.
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