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Framed For Display, WW1 French Croix de Guerre Awarded To The British 149th Brigade Royal Field Artillery With Original Award Correspondence & Translation. M 804 - M 804
The Croix de Guerre (Cross of War) is a military decoration of France. It was first created in 1915 and consists of a square-cross medal on two crossed swords, hanging from a ribbon with various degree pins. The decoration was awarded during World War I, again in World War II, and in other conflicts. The Croix de Guerre may either be awarded as an individual or unit award to those soldiers who distinguish themselves by acts of heroism involving combat with the enemy. The medal is awarded to those who have been "mentioned in despatches", meaning a heroic deed or deeds were performed meriting a citation from an individual's headquarters unit. The medal was also awarded to individuals and Units of forces allied to the French. This is an original WW1 French Croix de Guerre Awarded To The British 149th Brigade Royal Field Artillery With Original Award Correspondence & Translation. The medal is in excellent condition with original correct ribbon and silver star. It is accompanied by the original typed correspondence from General Boichut of the French 163rd Division to The Colonel Commanding the 149th Brigade Royal Artillery detailing the actions of the British 149th Brigade at 'the battles in front of Moreuil between 29th March to 4th April 1918' which warranted the award of the Croix de Guerre. The French General outlines the British Gunners devotion & team work with French Infantry which 'proved disastrous for the Germans'. The correspondence is personally signed by Colonel Boichut. The correspondence is dated 19 June 1918. The typed correspondence is accompanied by a period hand written translation. Both the correspondence and translation are undamaged and clean. They are all nicely mounted in a glazed ornately carved wood frame (23 x 19 x 1 inches). The rear of the frame is mounted with a cord for wall hanging. Price for this French WW1 Medal awarded for valour to British troops which is worthy of further research includes UK delivery. M 804
£245.00

Framed For Display, WW1 French Croix De Guerre & Médaille Militaire With Original Posthumus Certificate To French Soldier 1st Class Fernand. M. Ouvray, 165th Infantry Regiment. Sn 10243 - 10243
The Médaille militaire (Military Medal) is a military decoration of the French Republic first established in 1852 by Emperor Napoleon III for award to Privates and Non-Commissioned Officers who distinguished themselves by acts of bravery in action against an enemy force. The Croix de Guerre (Cross of War) is a military decoration of France. It was first created in 1915 and consists of a square-cross medal on two crossed swords, hanging from a ribbon with various degree pins. The decoration was awarded during World War I, again in World War II, and in other conflicts. The Croix de Guerre may either be awarded as an individual or unit award to those soldiers who distinguish themselves by acts of heroism involving combat with the enemy. The medal is awarded to those who have been "mentioned in despatches", meaning a heroic deed or deeds were performed meriting a citation from an individual's headquarters unit. This is an original WW1 French Croix de Guerre & Médaille Militaire To Soldier 1st Class Fernand Marie Ouvray of the French 165th Infantry Regiment With Original Posthumus Médaille Militaire Award Certificate. The medals are in excellent condition with original correct ribbons. The Croix de Guerre ribbon has a bronze star. They are accompanied by the Soldier's Médaille Militaire certificate which is clean and undamaged & bears the Soldier's place and date of birth '17 November 1892 Seine Paris'. The document bears certificate registration number '1.159.677'. The document awarded posthumously is signed by the Chef Du Bureau and dated 12th march 1924 & 5th September 1924. The medals and certificate are nicely mounted in a glazed wood frame with ornate gilded edging (21 x 16 1/2 x 1/2 inches). The rear of the frame also has a nice original period picture framer's label in red and white 'Ateuers Encardrements A. Pierrot 30 Avenue du Chateau Vincennes. Nettoyages De Gravures Passe Partout Artistiques'. Price for these framed French WW1 Medals awarded for valour with Posthumus certificate which are worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 10243
£245.00

Framed For Display, WW1 French Croix de Guerre To Soldier A. Lerique, 138th Infantry Regiment With Original Citation. Sn 10242 - 10242
The Croix de Guerre (Cross of War) is a military decoration of France. It was first created in 1915 and consists of a square-cross medal on two crossed swords, hanging from a ribbon with various degree pins. The decoration was awarded during World War I, again in World War II, and in other conflicts. The Croix de Guerre may either be awarded as an individual or unit award to those soldiers who distinguish themselves by acts of heroism involving combat with the enemy. The medal is awarded to those who have been "mentioned in despatches", meaning a heroic deed or deeds were performed meriting a citation from an individual's headquarters unit. This is an original WW1 French Croix de Guerre To a Soldier of the French 138th Infantry Regiment With Original Citation. The medal is in excellent condition with original correct ribbon. It is accompanied by the Soldier's 1914-1918 citation which has details of the Regiment's action which resulted in the award in French (translation required) and is signed by General Graziani of the French Army. The citation dated 4th December 1918 bears the name of the Soldier who received the medal. The Soldier's name handwritten in Ink appears to be Ambert Lerique. The citation is undamaged and clean. The medal and citation are nicely mounted in a glazed dark wood frame (21 x 17 1/4 x 1 inches). The rear of the frame is mounted with wire for wall hanging. Price for this French WW1 Medal awarded for valour which is worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 10242
£195.00

Framed For Display, WW1 French Croix de Guerre To Soldier 05605 Charles Blaess, French Army, 215th Regiment With Original Aiguillette Lanyard & Citation. Sn 10241 - 10241
The Croix de Guerre (Cross of War) is a military decoration of France. It was first created in 1915 and consists of a square-cross medal on two crossed swords, hanging from a ribbon with various degree pins. The decoration was awarded during World War I, again in World War II, and in other conflicts. The Croix de Guerre may either be awarded as an individual or unit award to those soldiers who distinguish themselves by acts of heroism involving combat with the enemy. The medal is awarded to those who have been "mentioned in despatches", meaning a heroic deed or deeds were performed meriting a citation from an individual's headquarters unit. This is an original WW1 French Croix de Guerre To French Soldier No. 05605 Charles Blaess With Original Aiguillette Lanyard & Citation. The medal is in excellent condition with original correct ribbon and star. It is accompanied by the Soldier's original green and yellow cord Aiguillette Lanyard with Brass tip. The 1914-1918 citation has details of the Soldier's action which resulted in the award in French (translation required) and is signed by a Colonel of the French Army. The citation is dated 26th September and 18th November 1918. The citation is undamaged and clean. They are all nicely mounted in a glazed ornate gilded wood frame (16 1/2 x 13 x 1 1/2 inches). The rear of the frame is mounted with a cord for wall hanging. Price for this French WW1 Medal awarded for valour which is worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 10241
£245.00

Trio Of British Medals India General Service With NW Frontier Bar, George V General Service With Iraq Bar & Territorial Efficency Medal, With Correct Ribbons To Signalman 2310702, B. Heard Royal Signals Mounted For Wear . M 801 - M 801
This is an excellent, original, Trio Of British Medals. The medals consist of, The India General Service Medal With North West Frontier Bar, The George V General Service Medal With Iraq Bar & Territorial Efficency Medal. All are clean & have their correct ribbons. The rims of all 3 medals are crisply markd to Signalman 2310702, B. Heard Royal Signals. The medals are mounted for wear & worthy of further research. Price includes UK delivery M 801
£245.00

Original Miniature 8 Medal Group Mounted For Wear. ( M 793) - M 793
This is a nice WW1, IGS, WW2 and Constabulary miniature medal group mounted for wear. It consists of the WW1 War Medal, Victory Medal with M.I.D. oakleaf, India General Service Medal ( 1908 - 1935 ) with bars for MAHSUD 1919- 1920and WAZIRISTAN 1919-21. WW2, 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Defence and War medals; also the GVI Special Constabulary Faithful Service Medal. All are mounted for wear with their correct ribbons. A very nice little group. The price includes UK delivery. ( Sn M 793)
£165.00

Bi-lingual WW1 Trio to Cpl B.E. Chapman 11th South African Infantry - Rand Light Infantry. ( Sn 7774) - 7774
This is a nice 'bi-lingual' WW1 trio, mounted for display, to Cpl BE Chapman 11th South African Infantry. ( Rand Light Infantry) they are all correctly inmpressed with the same details. Importantly the Victory medal has the bi-lingual dedication in English and Africaans. These are a scarce trio in good orginal condition. The price includes UK delivery. ( Sn 7774)
£225.00

WW2 Japanese Patriotic Women's Assn para military pin badge & Box. M 380. - M 380
From the Estate of Major Rawlings, a rare WW2 era Japanese Patriotic Women's association para military pin badge. This is a small gold coloured pin badge complete with its original balsa wood box measuring 10cms x 7 cms decorated with Japanese script. The badge has an anchor to represent the Navy and a red coloured star to represent the Army. The badge was for a tsu-jo kai-in, or “ordinary member” of the Ai-koku fu-jin-kai, or “Women’s Patriotic Association”. This was a Paramilitary organization for women. It tended to recruit middle and upper class women members. The original balsa wood presentation box is unmarked and is in excellent condition with beautiful gold coloured Japanese script. Price includes UK delivery. M 380.
£75.00

Mounted for wear, Japanese Medal Group (4 Medals) from the Estate of Major W Rawlings I.A.O.C. . M 379. - M 379 / 6016
An unusual, nice, mounted for wear, Japanese Medal Group from the Estate of Major W Rawlings I.A.O.C consisting of the Russo- Japanese War 1905 Medal, Taisho Grand Enthronement Commemorative Medal, 2600th National Anniversary Commemorative Medal and Imperial Red Cross Society Medal, all with original ribbons and correctly mounted as worn. M379.
£265.00

Boxed and attributed, WW2 Burma Campaign Medal Group, (Privately Engraved) and KC bronzed RAOC cap badge, From the Estate of Major W Rawlings I.A.O.C. (M 378) - M 378 / 6014
This WW2 Burma Campaign Medal Group, From the Estate of Major W Rawlings I.A.O.C. consists of the 1939-45 Star, Burma Star and 1939-45 War Medal. Unusually all of these Medals have been privately engraved ' EC 14550 Major Rawlings I.A.O.C. ( The Burma Star with Rank of 'A/Lt Col') together with original packaging and recognition of service certificate and KC bronzed RAOC cap badge. M378.
£235.00
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