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UNIQUE MEMORIAL PLAQUE to MAJOR / BREVET LT.COL, 1st MANCHESTER REGT (DSO; DIED 1918)

ROBERT GEOFFREY BROWNE

Born Wimbledon 1881.
Educated at Radley College where he was a Prefect & a member of both the Cricket XI and Football XI.

A career soldier, he joined the Manchester Regiment as 2nd Lieutenant 19/10/01, served in the Boer War & was awarded the QSA with 2 clasps.
Promoted Lieutenant 5/2/03 & Captain 1/12/12.

To France 27/8/14 with 1st MANCHESTER REGT.
Wounded twice during WW1, once during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle 12/3/15 whilst commanding No.1 Company at Bois de Biez.

Promoted Major 24/10/16 & then served in Mesopotamia 1916-18.
Reputedly hoisted the flag over Baghdad when British Forces entered the city 11/3/17.
MID LG 15/4/18.

Commanded 1st Manchesters as Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel from 29/6/18 to 25/7/18.
Awarded DSO LG 26/8/18.

DIED F&F 1/11/18 of pneumonia whilst travelling home on leave from Mesopotamia & is buried in St.Germain-Au-Mont-D'or Communal Cemetery Extn, Rhône-Alpes, France.
He is also commemorated on Wimbledon Parish Church Memorial & on Barcombe Village War Memorial, Sussex.

Note: The following items relating to Major Robert Geoffrey Browne DSO are held by Tameside Local Studies and Archives:-
> Distinguished Service Order parchment 26 August 1918.
> Mentioned in Despatches certificate 15 April 1918.
> Commemorative Scroll.
> Letter from the War Office accompanying BWM & Victory awarded to Major Browne.
> Newspaper cutting about 1st Manchester's fight at Givenchy in Dececember 1914.
> Manchester Guardian newspaper cutting reporting meeting addressed by Col.James.
> Civil & Military Gazette newspaper cutting dated 1/3/17 about fighting in Mesopotamia.
> Major Browne’s dog tags.

With his WO76 Papers & supporting documentation.

Condition: With original waxed card case. Self-adhesive sticker & ‘WA ‘(Woolwich Arsenal) mark on reverse, GVF

Code: 52483Price: 345.00 GBP


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UNIQUE MEMORIAL PLAQUE to LIEUT, 8th LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT (DOW 1916)

LESLIE JOHN EDGAR CUTHBERT FAIRWEATHER

Born 1895, son of John Edgar and Emily Fairweather, of Avisford Park, Arundel, Sussex.
Educated at St.Edward's School, Summertown, Oxford.
Was living at Owles Hall, Buntingford in 1914 when he joined the HAC.

To France 18/9/14

Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in Lincolnshire Regiment 21/5/15 & attached 8th Battn.
Wounded near Armentieres.
DOW F&F 19/3/16 aged 20 & was buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, France.

With supporting documentation.

His Officers Papers exist at TNA, Ref: WO 339/34239 but we have not checked them.

Condition: With original waxed card case. Self-adhesive sticker on reverse, GVF

Code: 52482Price: 180.00 GBP


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UNIQUE MEMORIAL PLAQUE to LIEUT, 5th NORTHAMPTONSHIRE REGT (KIA 1915)

WILLIAM JUSTIN GOULD

Born London 1894.
Educated Marlborough College Sept 1908-13 & went to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University in 1913.

Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in 5th Northamptonshire Regiment.
To France 29/5/15

KIA F&F 23/8/15 near Ypres & is buried in Tancrez Farm Cemetery, Belgium.

With supporting documentation.

His Officers Papers exist at TNA, Ref: WO 339/11595 but we have not checked them.

Condition: With original waxed card case. ‘WA ‘(Woolwich Arsenal) mark on reverse, GVF

Code: 52481Price: 195.00 GBP


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UNIQUE MEMORIAL PLAQUE to 2nd LIEUT, QUEEN VICTORIA'S RIFLES (9th LOND.R; DOW 1917)

FRANK EVELYN LEETE

Born Hitchin, Hertfordshire 1891, son of Ernest Masters Leete & Mary Leete (nee Sandon).

Educated at Hitchin British School for Boys (now Hitchin Grammar School).
Worked pre-war for Liberty & Co, Regent Street, London.

To France 9/5/15 where he was wounded for the first time.
Upon his recovery, he was commissioned 2.LIEUT into 9th LONDON REGT. 1/8/17.

For several days from 26/11/17 the 56th London Division was engaged in heavy fighting around Moeuvres and Tadpole Copse, west of Cambrai, where Leete received severe head wounds whilst leading his men into action.

He returned to Blighty & was operated in a private hospital in London, but failed to respond & DOW HOME 10/12/17.
He given a military funeral in Holy Saviour Church and buried in Hitchin Cemetery in Grave E.LXX.14.
Also commemorated on Hitchin War Memorial, Hitchin Grammar School War Memorial & Holy Saviour Church War Memorial.

Note: One of 5 brothers who served in WW1. of whom Frank & Stanley died whilst Claude, Reginald and Leslie survived.

With supporting documentation.

His Officers Papers exist at TNA, Ref: WO 374/41533 but we have not checked them.

Condition: With original waxed card case & official crested paper envelope bearing the Acton Plaque Factory number '99' in pencil, EF

Code: 52478Price: 220.00 GBP


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UNIQUE MEMORIAL PLAQUE to LIEUT, 74th Battn.MGC-INF (KIA 1918 in LAST 100 DAYS).

ROBERT GEORGE LEWIS

Son of George Thomas & M.J.Lewis of 45 Holland Rd, Mannamead, Plymouth.

Joined Inns of Court OTC 7/10/15 & commissioned 2nd Lieut, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 25/9/16.

To EEF 24/4/17 & served with 74th Battalion,Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).
Promoted Lieutenant.

KIA F&F 23/9/18 aged 22 & was buried in Templeux-Le-Guerard Communal Cemetery Extension with the CWGC Headstone inscription 'Died for his Country'

With supporting documentation.

His Officers Papers exist at TNA, Ref:339/66284 but we have not checked them.

Condition: With original waxed card case. ‘WA ‘(Woolwich Arsenal) mark on reverse, GVF

Code: 52477Price: 190.00 GBP


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UNIQUE MEMORIAL PLAQUE to LIEUT, 1/8th CAMERONIANS ‘SCOTTISH RIFLES’ (KIA GAZA 1917)

JOHN TOWERS NEILSON

Son of Mrs. Euphemia Neilson, of Yorkhill, Glasgow.
Educated at Hillhead High School, Glasgow.

Commissioned 2nd Lieut in the 8th Scottish Rifles 18/11/15.

To Egypt 29/5/16 & was subsequently promoted Lieut.

KIA PALESTINE 2/11/17 aged 27 & was buried in Gaza War Cemetery with the CWGC Headstone inscription: 'Devoted and only son'

Note: The Hillhead High School War Memorial Volume records ‘John Towers Neilson was the only son of the late William Neilson and Mrs. Neilson, Holyrood Quadrant, Glasgow. He received all his education in Hillhead High School, where he distinguished himself by taking several prizes and gained one of the School scholarships. At the close of his school career he entered the office of Messrs Aitken, Mackenzie & Clapperton, stockbrokers, and continued in their service till he joined the University OTC in the summer of 1915. In November of the same year he received his commission in the 8th Scottish Rifles. After a period of training at Ripon he left for Egypt in March 1916. He came safely through the battles of Romani and Gaza, but in subsequent heavy fighting in Palestine he fell mortally wounded while leading his platoon in a successful attack on the Gaza defences, 2nd November 1917. Lieutenant Neilson was well known in musical circles as an amateur performer of much promise. He was an enthusiastic member of the Lyric Club and was held in great esteem by his fellow members. He was a singularly loving and devoted son and brother.’

With supporting documentation.

His Officers Papers exist at TNA, Ref:374/50169 but we have not checked them.

Condition: With original waxed card case. ‘WA ‘(Woolwich Arsenal) mark on reverse. Few small stain spots, GVF

Code: 52475Price: 250.00 GBP


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UNIQUE MEMORIAL PLAQUE to 2nd LIEUT, 10th attached 7th SUFFOLK REGT (KIA SOMME 1916)

SYDNEY ROBERT TRASK

Born circa 1894, the son of Annie Louisa Benton (formerly Trask) of 164 Sherrard Rd, Forest Gate, Essex, and the late Robert Arthur Trask.

Member of the National Union of Teachers, Deptford & Greenwich and was a teacher at 45 Manor Road, Brockley SE.

Commissioned 2.Lieut, 10th (Reserve Battn) Suffolk Regt 26/2/15.

To France 24/3/16 and attached 7th Suffolk Regiment.

KIA F&F 9/8/16 aged 22 during the recapture of Ration Trench, Pozieres.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial & on Brockley School WW1 Memorial.

With supporting documentation.

His Officers Papers exist at TNA, Ref: WO 339/35241 but we have not checked them.

Condition: With original waxed card case. ‘WA ‘(Woolwich Arsenal) mark on reverse, GVF

Code: 52474Price: 195.00 GBP


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EviiR TERRITORIAL FORCE EFFICIENCY MEDAL to the EAST LANCASHIRE ROYAL GARRISION ARTILLEY

85 GNR J.WALL E.LANC.R.G.A.

Announced in Army Orders of April 1009, one of only 16 EviiR TFEMs awarded to this unit.

With supporting documentation.

Condition: Minor official correction to number & rank, otherwise EF

Code: 52470Price: 125.00 GBP


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VICTORY MEDAL & MEMORIAL PLAQUE

2.LIEUT H.R.DODD (on victory medal)
HERBERT ROBERT DODD (on plaque)

Born 1891 & lived at 247 High Street North, Manor Park, Essex.

Attested 7/9/14 as Pte in 17th LONDON REGT.
To France 9/3/15.
Twice wounded in action; first concussed at Noeux les Mines 22/6/15 & then he suffered gas poisoning at Loos 26/9/15.

Commissioned 26/6/17 into 10th ESSEX REGT.
KIA F&F 21/3/18 on the First Day of the German Spring Offensive & is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial.

With 12pp A3 Officers Papers & other supporting documentation.

Condition: Plaque GVF, Victory Medal EF

Code: 52453Price: 200.00 GBP


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VICTORY MEDAL to 19th & 18th 'PUBLIC WORKS' BATTN, MIDD'X.R

PW-5382 PTE B.W.COOK MIDDX.R.

Served with 19th & 18th 'Public Works' Battalions.

With supporting documentation.

Condition: Slightly discoloured GVF

Code: 52435Price: 20.00 GBP

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