Offered is a First World War 1918 D. Group of seven awarded to Lt. Hughes, 6th (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment (Rifles). Medal group features: Distinguished Service Order, G. Silver-gilt and enamel, reverse of suspension bar inscribed London Regiment.
1st January 1918; Military Cross, G. Reverse inscribed Captain Edward William Hughes, 6th Bn. 3rd June 1916; 1914-15 Star Capt. ; British War and Victory Medals, with M. London Gazette 1 January 1918.London Gazette 3 June 1916. London Gazette 1 January 1916; 15 May and 11 December 1917; 5 July 1919.
Edward William Hughes was commissioned into the Territorial Forces 1/6th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Rifles). At the outbreak of war, the regiment was part of the 2nd London Division, stationed at Watford.
The battalion crossed to France on board the S. Marguerite from Southampton to Le Havre on 17/18th March 1915. The regiment was part of 140 Brigade in 47 Division and fought at the battles of Aubers Ridge (9 May 1915), Festubert (15-25 May 1915), Loos (25 September-10 October 1915), Hohenzollern Redoubt (13-18 October 1915), and Vimy Ridge (2 May 1916). In May 1915 the machine gun sections of the battalions of 47 Division were united into Brigade Machine Gun Companies, of which Hughes commanded the 1/6th London Regiment section which formed part of 140 Brigade Machine Gun Company, until March 1916.
He was promoted to Major on 1 June 1916, and posted to the staff of 140 Brigade as Machine Gun Officer until March 1918, when he was posted as D. To 1st Division until the end of the war. In 1920 he rejoined 1/6 London Regiment as second-in-command and commanded it in the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel from 1925-28. He died on 17 November 1958, aged 79.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. We can also conduct military research on your behalf and value cherished objects with a current market or insured value. 2/135 Russell St, Morley, WA. We run two specialist military auctions per year. Items are accurately described & photographed. Additional costs for this standard service will be added for this service based on publicly available Australia Post rates. 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 "WW1 DSO & MC MEDAL GROUP LT COLONEL E HUGHES LONDON REGT & MACHINE GUN CORPS" is in sale since Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\1914 - 1918 (WWI)". The seller is "jb_military_antiques_14" and is located in 2/135 Russell St, Morley, Perth, WA. This item can be shipped worldwide.