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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
Then to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University in 1913 where he studied History.

After some training at the School for Officers at Pembroke College, and on Royston Heath, he was Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant & gazetted to the 5th Northamptonshire Regiment.

To France 29/5/15
KIA F&F 23/8/15 by a sniper near Ypres & is buried in Tancrez Farm Cemetery, Belgium.

With supporting documentation.

For his Portrait Photo & biography, see: http://archive.marlboroughcollege.org/Filename.ashx?SystemFileName=%2fDOCS%2fGould_WJ.pdf&origFilename=

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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GvR MILITARY CROSS & 1914/15 TRIO to a CAPTAIN, WESTMINSTER DRAGOONS & MAJOR in the INDIAN CAVALRY (KILLED 1941 BLITZ)

CAPT L.GALL 25-CAVALRY (on star)
MAJOR L.GALL (on pair)

Lawrence Alan Gall, born c1884 in Chresmingse, Germany, the son of a naturalised German.

Commissioned 1903
To Egypt 3/5/15
To Gallipoli 17/8/15 attached 2nd County of London Yeomanry (Westminster Dragoons).
Next served with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force from 19/3/16 to 15/10/16
Later served with 25th Indian Cavalry in East Africa, Nyasaland & North Rhodesia from 29/8/17 to 4/2/18

Awarded the Military Cross for Gallipoli (MC LG 3/6/16)
Promoted Brigade Major LG 17/6/16

Twice Mentioned in Dispatches by Gen Sir Charles Munro for German East Africa (MID LG 13/7/16 & LG 28/7/19)

Retired 20/3/21 & Medals sent to 90 Seymour Street, Hyde Park, London W2.

In WW2 he was serving as a Metropolitan Police Constable & living at 31 Waverley Road.

KILLED HOME FRONT 19/4/41 - ironically by a German bomb outside the Wireless Station, Ha Ha Road, Woolwich during the London Blitz.

See: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3141845/gall,-lawrence-allan/

With supporting documentation & copy of a grainy image of Gall in PC Uniform with his ribbon bar showing.

Condition: Mounted as worn with original MID OAKLEAF. Small edge knock on Victory; GVF

Code: 52456Price: 1695.00 GBP

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