Four: Sergeant H. Donmall, Royal Horse Artillery
1914 Star, with later slide clasp (50083 Bmbr: H. Donmall. R.H.A.); British War and Victory Medals (50883 Sjt. H. Donmall. R.A.); General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Iraq (1036662 Sjt. H. Donmall. R.A.) note variation to number,
Condition nearly very fine
Harold Donmall was born in the Parish of Heeley, Sheffield, in 1886. A woodworker by trade, he attested for the Yorkshire Royal Garrison Artillery (Militia) on 6 October 1904, and is recorded in 1911 as Gunner with “R” Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, stationed at Meerut in India. Advanced Bombardier, Donmall served in France from 15 October 1914 with “C” Battery, R.H.A., and was likely present at Gheluvelt on 31 October 1914 when the 3rd Cavalry Division faced sustained enemy attacks which overran many of his comrades.
Transferred to Mesopotamia from 1916 to 1917, Donmall witnessed further service in the Middle East during the Iraqi Revolt in 1920. He was finally discharged at Aldershot on 9 August 1927 whilst serving as a Sergeant with “A” Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, his character judged as ‘good’. Sold with extensive copied research.
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