A Boer War Medal, World War One Military Cross and WW1 Medal Pair to a Regimental Sergeant Major and later Quartermaster and Lieutenant who served with the 18th'Arts and Crafts' Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps during WW1. The award of the Military Cross was awarded for. Conspicuous gallantry in action during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The group includes the following.
The Military Cross is in its original box with suspension pin to the reverse. The Boer War Medal has the clasp for Cape Colony and remains an original suspension, although the pin has broken off, and is correctly named. The War Medal is correctly named as follows. The Victory Medal is an original but erased medal. The Military Cross was awarded to R/10940 Regimental Sergeant Major Harry Collison for his actions during the attack of the 18th battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps on 15th September 1916 at Fleurs during the Battle of the Somme.
The citation was published in the London Gazette on 24th November 1916 and reads. For conspicuous gallantry in action. He rallied and led his men under very heavy fire with great courage and determination.
He set a splendid example throughout the operations. Harry Collinson re-joined the Kings Royal Rifle Corps early in the First World War as a Warrant Officer Class II and Regiment Sergeant Major. He landed in France in May 1916.
He was commissioned as Quartermaster and Lieutenant on 4th November 1917. His original service papers confirm that Harry Collinson was born in 1881 in Wakefield, Yorkshire and he enlisted into the Kings Royal Rifle Corps aged 18 in 1898. During his first service her served during the Boer War, in Ceylon and in India.Harry Collinson served as a prison officer and as a prison Governor before and after the First World War. His WW1 medals were sent to the Governors House in Norwich. Please let me know if you need any additional photos or details.
Please see my other listings of British and foreign Medals and Militaria. The item "WW1 & Boer War Military Cross Gallantry Medals 18th'Arts and Crafts' KRRC" is in sale since Saturday, September 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons". The seller is "harrypitt69" and is located in Nottingham.This item can be shipped worldwide.