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Officer Casualty Group – MID

5th Worcester Regiment

1915 Star Trio & MID Emblem and Scroll 

2nd Lt Percy Walter Potter died on 21st May 1917 of wounds sustained on that day in the attack known as “The Action of Croisiles”, where the 2nd Battalion lost nearly half their strength. 580 went into action and only 280 returned. Two officers were killed that day, Captain Durlacher, and 2nd Lt Potter who was Mentioned in Despatches for his deeds in the attack.

Also with the medals are the following original  documents:

MID Certificate
Commemorative scroll
Officers Commission
Letter of Condolence to Lt Potter’s Sister

Copy MIC, confirming trio and MID emblem

A very nice group that is complemented by the original paperwork rarely seen on the market.

Price: £585







Royal Flying Corps / Royal Air Force

Observer Officer Casualty – Mentioned in Despatches

BWM & Victory with MID Emblem

Rare Mesopotamia KIA Casualty

2 Lieut H Hutchinson RAF

Harold Hutchinson enlisted in the 22nd Btn Durham Light Infantry as number 22-223, in 1915 aged 19 years and 11 months. Address given as Stonecroft House, Annfield Plain, County Durham.

He transferred on award of an Officers Commission to the Royal Artillery in 1917 having reached the rank of Sergeant in the DLI.

Hutchinson went on to be attached to the Royal Air force as an Observer Officer, serving with 7 Squadron in France at the time of his MID.

Unusually, the recommendations for the MID are included signed by the CO of No 7 Squadron:

“This Officer has done consistently good work in Counterbattery work and has distinguished himself especially recently in carrying out ANF shoots during the recent period of moving warfare. In particular the following occasions between the dates mentioned in your letters:

19-9-16 Very successful ANF shoot. Battery ranged twice. 25 and 17 ranging rounds observed. 100 rounds observed in all. 3 fires and 8 explosions caused. 3 other active hostile batteries located and zone calls sent on them.

29-9-16 Successful ANF shoot. 120 rounds observed. 2 explosions and a fire caused.

25-10-18 Successful flash reconnaissance in bad visibility. GD calls also sent on infantry and MT.

28-10-18 Successful ANF shoot. 110 rounds fired and a fire caused. This flight lasted 4 hours and 20 minutes.

31-10-18 Exceedingly good flash reconnaissance.

Also included is a 2nd Wing report that covers these missions in more detail.

Hutchinson then went on to serve with the Royal Air Force in Mesopotamia in 1920, posted to 6 Squadron.

Whilst on a reconnaissance mission on 01.08.20 out of Baghdad, with Flying Officer R D G Palmer (DFC), the Bristol Fighter they were in suddenly fell out of control in a spin from 3000ft. Both were killed instantly. This was the only casualty to be sustained by 6 Sqn in action.

The BWM and Victory medals are his full entitlement, being issued on the 09-10-23 by the Air Ministry to his Father.

Copy MIC, Service Papers, Squadron and Wing reports, CWGC numerous other research totalling 36 pages, many of it from Primary Sources.

Price: £550


West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons)

1914 Star & Victory and SWB


Pte Thomas Healey 9704 2nd West Riding Regiment

To France 14.08.14

Suffered Gas Poisoning 05.05.15 & serious head wound 24.07.16

From Oldham

Copy MIC, Medal Rolls, SWB List & service papers

Price: £195



West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons)

BWM & Victory and WW2 Defence Medal – Military Medal Winner

cook mm

Pte Leslie Heywood Cook 241691 2/5th West Riding Regiment

London Gazette 11.02.1919

From Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Died Huddersfield 1977

Copy MIC & service papers

Price: £100 


West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons)

1915 Star – Military Medal Winner


Pte James Jennings 11270 8th & 10th West Riding Regiment

To Balkans 07.07.15

London Gazette – 17.12.17

From Keighley

Copy MIC, MM award card, Medal Rolls & London Gazette

Price: £95


West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons) & Machine Gun Corps

1914 Star – Distinguished Conduct Medal Winner

10237 siddle

Pte Tedlah Siddle 10237 West Riding Regiment

London Gazette 03.06.15

From Liversidge, Nr Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

Entitled to Clasp & Roses for Star – to France 08.09.14

Copy MIC, Medal Roll, Extensive Service Papers, London Gazette

Price: £300


Original Clasp for IGS 1854

Burma 1887-89

burma clasp

Price: £50


West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons)

BWM and IGSM 08 Pair


Clasp “Afghanistan NWF 1919″

Pte H B Burfitt 31028 West Riding Regiment

Full Entitlement

Copy MIC

Price: £135


West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons)

Victory and BWM Pair


Pte S Matthews 51526 West Riding Regiment

With original photograph and driving medal

Copy MIC

Price: £55


Durham Light Infantry

BWM & Victory Pair

Pte J Brooks 8-3243 Durham Light Infantry

Also entitled to SWB

Copy MIC

Price: £45


West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons)


Pte Joseph Rhodes 31056 West Riding Regiment

Also entitled to IGSM 1908 with Clasp “Afghanistan North West Frontier 1919”

Copy MIC (interestingly MIC gives rank as Signaller on IGSM)

Price: £30



Coldstream Guards

Victory Medal – Casualty

21466 chappell

Pte Ernest Chappell 21466 1st Coldstream Guards

Killed in Action 27.11.17

From Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Copy MIC & Huddersfield Examiner newspaper report (including poor copy photo)

Price: £45



Manchester Regiment

1915 Star Trio

Pte Robert Smith 1639 Manchester Regiment

Copy MIC

Price: £90



Manchester Regiment

1914 Star Trio

Pte Thomas Speakes 737 1st Manchester Regiment

From Middleton, Manchester

Copy MIC

Price: £180 


Labour Corps

BWM & Victory pair - Casualty

Pte Moses Holden 191677 Labour corps

From Haslingdon, East lancashire

Died as a direct result of Gas Poisoning 1920

Copy MIC, CWGC and medical papers

(Note: Medals actually named to Labour Corps)

Price: £60 


West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons)

Victory Medal

Pte Willie D Frame 29303 West Riding Regiment

From Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Copy MIC

Price: £18