A Great War 1918 ‘Western Front’ M.M. and Croix de Guerre group of five awarded to Private C. J. Clark, 11th (Service) Battalion, Essex Regiment, late Northamptonshire Regiment
Military Medal, G.V.R. (42447 Pte G. J. Clark. 11/Essex R.); British War and Victory Medals, with loose M.I.D. oak leaves (48722 Pte. C. J. Clark. North’n. R.); Defence Medal; France, Third Republic, Croix de Guerre, reverse dated 1914-1918, with silver star on riband,
M.M. London Gazette 7 October 1918.
France, Croix de Guerre London Gazette 6 November 1918:
‘For serving his Lewis Gun and later acting as Stretcher-Bearer, in conjunction with the French on the Dickiebusch Sector, on May 28th, 1918.’
Charles John Clark was a native of Watford. He initially served during the Great War with the Northamptonshire Regiment, prior to transferring to the 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment.
Sold with a Silver-plated presentation cup, inscribed ‘Tptr C. J. Clark, M.M., 343 Baty., 86 Bde., R.F.A. (T.F.), Presented by O.C. 86 Bde for Best Turn Out Other Ranks Shorncliffe 9.9.21.’;Essex and Northamptonshire Regimental cap badges; Church Lads Brigade Medal, with 1915 clasp; the recipient’s riband bar; two photographs of recipient in uniform; and Brigade Commander’s Commendation for the award of the Croix de Guerre, dated 1 June 1918
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