Offered is an Order of the British Empire M. & Military Cross Medal group, awarded to Colonel C. Morgan, Royal Field Artillery and 71st Lancashire Home Guard Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.
(Military) Members 2nd type breast badge, silver; Military Cross, G. British War and Victory Medals, impressed named to CAPT. MORGAN; Defence Medal; Jubilee 1935; Territorial Efficiency Decoration, G. Silver-gilt, with top Territorial riband bar. Medals professionally plated & swing mounted, as worn and are housed in a Spink of London leather case.Included with the group are a number of copies of the London Gazette & extra research paperwork. London Gazette 15 December 1944: In recognition of Meritorious Service in the Home Guard. London Gazette 3 June 1918. London Gazette 25 February 1936. Cyril Frank Morgan was born in Edmonton, Middlesex in 1886.
He is shown in the 1911 Census as residing at 1 Dashwood Rd, Prestwich and is listed as a Solicitor. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the East Lancashire Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, on 18 December 1915, and served with them during the Great War on the Western Front from 5 October 1916. Posted to 157th Battery, he was promoted Captain and appointed Second in Command of the Battery on 23 September 1918, having previously served as Adjutant, and for his gallantry during the Great War was awarded the Military Cross (France & Flanders). After the War, Morgan continued to serve in the Territorial Army, and was promoted Major on 7 March 1923, and Lieutenant-Colonel on 17 February 1932.He was awarded the 1935 Jubilee Medal whilst serving as Commanding Officer of 52nd (Manchester) Field Brigade, Royal Artillery (Territorial Force). He vacated his command on 17 February 1936, having received his Efficiency Decoration (Territorial), and was appointed Brevet Colonel. He served during the Second World War in the Home Guard as Commanding Officer of 71st Lancashire Home Guard Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery, based at Eccles, from 1 January 1943; he relinquished his command upon reaching the age limit on 8 May 1948, and retained the ranks of Lieutenant-Colonel and Brevet Colonel. H is listed as having died on the 14th July 1974, having lived at 265 Wake Green Rd, Moseley, Birmingham.
A fine medal group, with service spanning both World Wars. We list militaria and coins weekly. We provide quality mounted medals, badges and historical research. We can mount your miniature or full size medals, ribbon bars or supply replacement ribbons or badges.
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Please note, these items are located and will be posted from Australia. We appreciate fair feedback from you once you receive the item. We aim to give you, the customer our best customer service. The item "VINTAGE & RARE WW1 BRITISH ARMY ORDER BRITISH EMPIRE MILITARY CROSS MEDAL GROUP" is in sale since Tuesday, September 05, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\1914 - 1918 (WWI)".
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