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Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (2918 Pte. R. Baxter. 14th Hussars.); King's South Africa 1901-1902, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (2918 Pte. R. Baxter. 14th Hussars.); 1914-15 Star (P.152. L-Cpl. R. Baxter. M.M.P.); British War and Victory Medals 1914-19 (P-152 A.Cpl. R. Baxter. M.M.P.),
Condition good very fine
R. Baxter served as a Private with the 14th Hussars during the Second Boer War, attesting for the Military Mounted Police in 1914. He arrived in France on 20 July 1915, and had risen to Staff Corporal by the war's end.
1914-15 Star, 8596 Pte W.A. Dibbens. Shrops L.I; British War and Victory medals, 8596 Pte W.A. Dibbens. Shrops L.I. (Mounted as worn)
Condition - GVF
A CD with the group contains the following information:
WILLIAM ALFRED DIBBENS
William Alfred Dibbens was born in 1888 in the Chelsea District of London,
the 5th of 6 children to Robert and Emily Dibbens.
His service number shows that he enlisted between September 26 and October 8, 1907
in the 2nd Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry and was assigned number 8596.
His records have not survived, save his MIC, which shows he entered France on
Dec. 21, 1914, was disabled on March 31, 1915, and that he was entitled to the
1915 Trio and a SWB.
The 2nd Battalion KSLI got to France in late December 1914 and got to the fighting
lines by the night of January 7, 1915. On January 8th they marched to Voormezeele
and took over trenches covering Bois Confluent. The Battalion remained in the St. Eloi
area for several months, and lost many of their men to trench feet and other weather
related illness. One then can only assume that his disability was most likely related
to trench foot, that being the reason for his discharge.
William married Maud Daisy Wingfield, 1 year his senior, on August 2, 1915, and died
in March 1932 at age 44, possibly from the effects of his wartime disability
1914-15 Star, 43717 Spr; A.C. Ball.R.E.; British War and Victory medals, 43717 SprA.C. Ball R.E.; French Croix de Guerre (1914-1918)
Condition - VF
MIC confirms Arthur C Ball entered France 26th July 1915.
Note: Croix de Guerre un not confirmed
British War and Victory medals, F. 11305 R.A. Lyon. A.M.2 R.N.A.S.
Condition - NEF
Medal roll confirms entitled to a pair only.
1914-15 Star, 11177 Pte W. Lewis. Shrops. L.I.; British War and Victory medals, 11177 Pte W. Lewis. Shrops. L.I
Condition - VF
A note with the medals states, William Lewis served in the 5th and 6th Battalions K.S.L.I. landing France 22nd May 1915, and discharged March 1919
1914-14 Star, 12411 Pte H. Brazened Shrops. L.I.; British War and Victory medals,12411 Pte H. Brazened Shrops. L.I.
Condition - GVF
A note with the medals states Harry Brazened served in the 6th Battalion K.S.L.I and later the Suffolk Regiment. Landed France July 1915, transferring to the reserve in March 1919.
Online records record he received a Gunshot wound to the right leg on the 5th September 1915.
To : ACI LCT Dancer, RAF.
Condition – near mint.
In named box of issue with packet
1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Naval General Service 1915-62, 1 clasp, S.E. Asia 1945-46 (S. Lieut. D. W. Smallbone. R.N.V.R.); Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration, E.II.R., reverse officially dated 1964, in Royal Mint case of issue, first 5 medals Court Mounted for display
1914 Star Trio to (9927 Bglr S D Robinson RAMC) (Pte on Pair). Unusual rank on Star. Served B.G. Hospital
1914 Star named 706 Pte J Shields R.Highrs. Served 1st Bn. Wounded 1915 and 1916. Surname crudely erased
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