The Best of Luck.

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  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    I noticed this incredible group of family medals today whilst browsing on line. I was drawn of course to the surname. Once sold this group of medals will be taken off the website, so have a look pretty sharpish:

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  2. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

    Good Grief !

    Sobering.... :poppy:
     
  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

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    The emotive family group of Great War awards to the five Luck brothers of Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, one being Lance Corporal G. Luck, 6th Buffs, who was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and died of wounds on 3rd July 1916, another being Sergeant F. Luck, 6th Buffs, killed in action on 7th October 1916, and one other being Gunner E.J. Luck, 7th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery, who died of wounds on 9th October 1917.

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    The emotive family group of Great War awards to the five Luck brothers of Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, one being Lance Corporal G. Luck, 6th Buffs, who was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and died of wounds on 3rd July 1916, another being Sergeant F. Luck, 6th Buffs, killed in action on 7th October 1916, and one other being Gunner E.J. Luck, 7th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery, who died of wounds on 9th October 1917.
    A Great War probable Givenchy December 1915 Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-1915 Trio and Plaque group awarded to Lance Corporal G. Luck, 6th Service Battalion, East Kent Regiment - the Buffs, who was decorated for his work as a Company Bomb Charge man, preparing bombs under heavy shell fire, and continuing his work after the bomb store have been hit and blown in, and then died of wounds in the early stages of the battle of the Somme on 3rd July 1916.
    Group of 4 and Plaque: Distinguished Conduct Medal, GVR bust; (452 L.CPL G. LUCK. 6/E.KENT REGT); 1914-1915 Star; (G-452 L CPL G. LUCK. E.KENT R.); British War Medal and Victory Medal; (G-452 PTE. G. LUCK. E. KENT R.); Memorial Plaque named to: (GEORGE LUCK) - the plaque is housed in a superb memorial frame together with the other plaque’s to his fellow brothers.
    Condition: Good Very Fine.
    Together with original framed photograph of recipient in uniform, wearing the service cap with East Kent’s cap badge; another original photograph of recipient in uniform, this being the small scale version of the above mentioned, and an original photograph of the recipient’s first grave, as erected by his fellow soldiers, this confirming that he was serving with “B” Company at the time of his death - these two images framed together with the ones relating to Edward John Luck of the Australian Forces.
    George Luck served during the Great War as a Lance Corporal later Private (No.G-452) with the 6th Service Battalion, East Kent Regiment - the Buffs, which battalion was formed at Canterbury in August 1914 for Kitchener’s first new army, and came under the command of the 37th Brigade in the 12th Eastern Division. Luck saw service on the Western Front from 1st June 1915, and was put in charge of arming the grenades, being awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for an act of courage in the process of carrying out this job, probably for an action in the front line north of La Bassee canal at Givenchy in December 1915.
    The original recommendation reads as follows: ‘For gallant conduct in preparing bombs under heavy shell fire, and continuing his work after the bomb store have been hit and blown in.’ The award was published in the London Gazette for 11th March 1916.
    Luck was subsequently mortally wounded, almost certainly of wounds received during the second day of the battle of the Somme when his Battalion, having been initially in reserve on 1st July, relieved elements of the 8th Division at Ovillers-la-Boisselle that night and attacked at 03.15 the following morning with mixed success. Luck died of wounds the following day on 3rd July 1916. He is buried in Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension. Luck was 27 years old at the time of his death, and the son of Edward John and Caroline Luck of 6, Essex Road, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent.
    A Great War 1914-1915 Trio and Plaque awarded to Sergeant F. Luck, 6th Service Battalion, East Kent Regiment - the Buffs, who served on the Western Front from 1st June 1915, and was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme on 9th October 1917.
    Trio and Plaque: 1914-1915 Star; (G-469 L.CPL F. LUCK. E.KENT R.); British War Medal and Victory Medal; (G-469 SJT. F. LUCK. E.KENT.R.); Memorial Plaque named to: (FRANK LUCK) - the plaque is housed in a superb memorial frame together with the other plaque’s to his fellow brothers.
    Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine.
    Frank Luck served during the Great War as a Lance Corporal later Sergeant (No.G-469) with the 6th Service Battalion, East Kent Regiment - the Buffs, which battalion was formed at Canterbury in August 1914 for Kitchener’s first new army, and came under the command of the 37th Brigade in the 12th Eastern Division. Luck saw service on the Western Front from 1st June 1915. He was killed in action on 7th October 1916, and having no known grave, is commemorated by name on the Thiepval Memorial.
    A Great War Pair and Plaque awarded to Gunner E.J. Luck, 7th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery, who saw service on the Western Front, and died of wounds on 9th October 1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres.
    Pair and Plaque: British War Medal and Victory Medal; (18693 GNR. E.J. LUCK 7 F.A.B. A.I.F.); Memorial Plaque named to: (EDWARD JOHN LUCK) - the plaque is housed in a superb memorial frame together with the other plaque’s to his fellow brothers.
    Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine.
    Together with original photograph of recipient in uniform wearing the bush hat, and an original photograph of the recipient’s first grave, as erected by his fellow soldiers, interesting the grave marker reads 26th Battalion, whom he was presumably serving with at the time of his death, maybe as part of a forward artillery observation team. It also gives the name of where he came from, Five Dock, New South Wales - these two images framed together with the ones relating to George Luck, D.C.M.
    Edward John Luck came from Five Dock, New South Wales, having emigrated there prior to the outbreak of war, and served during the Great War as a Gunner (No.18693) with the 7th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery, seeing service on the Western Front, he died of wounds on 9th October 1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres, and is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
    The Great War pair awarded to Private R. Luck, Manchester Regiment, later Royal Army Service Corps.
    British War Medal and Victory Medal; (245327 PTE. R. LUCK. MANCH. R.)
    Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine.
    Reginald Luck served during the Great War as a Private (No.245327) with the Manchester Regiment, and later transferred as a Private (No.S-460633) to the Royal Army Service Corps. He survived the war. Confirmed as his full entitlement.
    The Great War pair awarded to Private A.F. Luck, Queen’s Royal West Kent Regiment, Territorial Force.
    British War Medal and Victory Medal; (T-243678 PTE. A.F. LUCK. THE QUEEN’S R.)
    Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine.
    Together with a ’1915’ dated military whistle by Hodson & Co, Birmingham.
    Albert F. Luck served during the Great War as a Private (No.T-243678) with the Queen’s Royal West Kent Regiment, Territorial Force, and survived the war. Confirmed as his full entitlement

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  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

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