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Groups and Single Decorations for Gallantry
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A Second War M.B.E., Great War 'Western Front' M.M. group of eleven awarded to Major A. Shelton, Royal ArtilleryThe Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member's 2nd type breast badge, silver; Military Medal, G.V.R. (39929 Sjt: A. C. Shelton. 48/D.A. R.F.A.); 1914 Star, with clasp (39929 Sjt. A. Shelton. R.F.A.); British War Medal 1914-20 (39929 W.O. 11. A. Shelton. R.A.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (39929 W.O. 2. A. Shelton. R.A.); India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 (1026026 W.O. Cl.I. A. Shelton. R.A.); Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (1026026 W.O. Cl.II. A. Shelton. R.A.); Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (39929 B.S. Mjr: A. Shelton. R.H.A.); Efficiency Decoration, G.VI.R., 2nd issue, Territorial, reverse officially dated 1950, with integral top riband bar, mounted court-style for display purposes, light pitting from star to both the MM and BWM, these very fine, the rest better (11) £700-£900---M.B.E. London Gazette 1 January 1941.M.M. London Gazette 11 November 1916.M.S.M. London Gazette 18 January 1919:'In recognition of valuable service rendered with the Armies in France and Flanders.'Arthur Shelton attested for the Royal Artillery at Glasgow on 16 November 1905, and served during the Great War initially with the 35th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery on the Western Front from 6 October 1914. He was awarded the Military Medal whilst serving with the 48th Divisional Artillery, and an 'Immediate' Meritorious Service Medal whilst serving as Battery Sergeant Major of the 2nd/1st (Warwick) Battery, Royal Horse Artillery (Territorial Force). Discharged on 11 June 1931, he re-enlisted in the Royal Artillery on 10 May 1939, and was commissioned Lieutenant (Quartermaster) in the Royal Artillery (Territorial Army) on 5 August 1939. He was promoted Captain on 5 August 1945, and Major on 1 May 1947, and relinquished his commission having exceeded the age limit on 5 April 1948, retaining the rank of Major. He was awarded the Efficiency Decoration in 1950 (London Gazette 21 April 1950).Sold with copied research.------For more information, additional images and to bid on this lot please go to the auctioneers website, www.noonans.co.uk
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Groups and Single Decorations for Gallantry

Estimate £700 - £900
Oct 12, 2022
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0023: Groups and Single Decorations for Gallantry
Est. £700 - £900Starting Price £340
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Oct 12, 2022 5:00 AM EDT
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A Second War M.B.E., Great War 'Western Front' M.M. group of eleven awarded to Major A. Shelton, Royal ArtilleryThe Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member's 2nd type breast badge, silver; Military Medal, G.V.R. (39929 Sjt: A. C. Shelton. 48/D.A. R.F.A.); 1914 Star, with clasp (39929 Sjt. A. Shelton. R.F.A.); British War Medal 1914-20 (39929 W.O. 11. A. Shelton. R.A.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (39929 W.O. 2. A. Shelton. R.A.); India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 (1026026 W.O. Cl.I. A. Shelton. R.A.); Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (1026026 W.O. Cl.II. A. Shelton. R.A.); Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (39929 B.S. Mjr: A. Shelton. R.H.A.); Efficiency Decoration, G.VI.R., 2nd issue, Territorial, reverse officially dated 1950, with integral top riband bar, mounted court-style for display purposes, light pitting from star to both the MM and BWM, these very fine, the rest better (11) £700-£900---M.B.E. London Gazette 1 January 1941.M.M. London Gazette 11 November 1916.M.S.M. London Gazette 18 January 1919:'In recognition of valuable service rendered with the Armies in France and Flanders.'Arthur Shelton attested for the Royal Artillery at Glasgow on 16 November 1905, and served during the Great War initially with the 35th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery on the Western Front from 6 October 1914. He was awarded the Military Medal whilst serving with the 48th Divisional Artillery, and an 'Immediate' Meritorious Service Medal whilst serving as Battery Sergeant Major of the 2nd/1st (Warwick) Battery, Royal Horse Artillery (Territorial Force). Discharged on 11 June 1931, he re-enlisted in the Royal Artillery on 10 May 1939, and was commissioned Lieutenant (Quartermaster) in the Royal Artillery (Territorial Army) on 5 August 1939. He was promoted Captain on 5 August 1945, and Major on 1 May 1947, and relinquished his commission having exceeded the age limit on 5 April 1948, retaining the rank of Major. He was awarded the Efficiency Decoration in 1950 (London Gazette 21 April 1950).Sold with copied research.------For more information, additional images and to bid on this lot please go to the auctioneers website, www.noonans.co.uk
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