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WW2 *Rare* ‘George VI’ 5 Medal Group Mounted For Display To ‘SJT. A.E. Moreton’ WW2 *Rare* ‘George VI’ 5 Medal Group Mounted For Display To ‘SJT. A.E. Moreton’
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Cheshire, North WestPublished 11 Months ago
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CategoryAccessories
ConditionUsed
Sale typeTrade
Manufactured Yearc1945
MakeWW2 *Rare* ‘George VI’ 5 Medal Group Mounted For Display To ‘SJT. A.E. Moreton’
ModelWW2 *Rare* ‘George VI’ 5 Medal Group Mounted For Display To ‘SJT. A.E. Moreton’
Antiqueyes
Your referenceSn:18812
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WW2 *Rare* ‘George VI’ 5 Medal Group Mounted For Display To ‘SJT. A.E. Moreton’ of the ‘Middlesex Regiment’ With Ribbon Bar and Display box. Sn:18812. Scarce WW2 military medal and ‘M.I.D. group to Sgt A.E. Moreton of the Middlesex Regiment. This a superb group for the Italian campaign of WW2. There were only 15000 M.M.’s awarded for WW2. SGT Moreton was a platoon Sergeant of a 4.2” mortar platoon and in support of the attack on ‘Argenta’ on 16/7 April 1945, The platoon came under heavy shelling 500 yards short of their intended position. Sgt Moreton receded an alternative route on foot and then drove both vehicles to the intended position so that the mortars were in action on time. He was also mentioned in dispatches for the Italian campaign also. The group is court mounted for wear and comes complete with inner and outer box for M.M. award, letter from the king for both M.M. and M.I.D. awards, copies of the citation for the M.M. and M.I.D. together with a newspaper clipping and a photograph of Sgt Moreton in uniform. This is a lovely group with paperwork and worthy of further research. 1-The King George VI Bravery Medal. In 1940, during the height of the Blitz, there was a strong desire to reward the many acts of civilian courage. The existing awards open to civilians were not judged suitable to meet the new situation; therefore it was decided that the George Cross and the GM would be instituted to recognise both civilian gallantry in the face of enemy bombing, and brave deeds more generally. 2-This star was awarded for service in the Second World War between 3rd September 1939 and 2nd September 1945.The recipient was awarded this star if their service period was terminated by their death or disability due to service. Also the award of a gallantry medal or mention in Despatched also produced the award of this medal, regardless of their service duration.3-The Italy Star was a campaign medal of the British Commonwealth, awarded for service in World War II.This medal was awarded for operational service in Sicily or Italy during the period 11th June 1943 to 8th May 1945. 4- The Defence Medal was awarded for non-operational service in the Armed Forces, the Home Guard, the Civil Defence Service and other approved civilian services during the period from 3 September 1939 to 8 May 1945 (2 September 1945 for those serving in certain specified territories in the Far East and the Pacific),[4] with an earlier end date for members of organisations that stood-down before May 1945. 5-. The War Medal 1939–1945 is a campaign medal which was instituted by the United Kingdom on 16 August 1945, for award to citizens of the British Commonwealth who had served full-time in the Armed Forces or the Merchant Navy for at least 28 days between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945. A bronze oak leaf emblem is worn on the ribbon to signify a mention in despatches, a King's Commendation for Brave Conduct, or a King's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air. The price includes U.K. delivery. Sn:18812

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