A SUPERB WW1 BRITISH OFFICERS CASUALTY MEDAL GROUP ALL CORRECTLY NAMED TO CAPTAIN AND MAJOR JAMES MESTON REID R. ALL WITH ORIGINAL SILK RIBBONS MID OAK LEAF AND BRONZE DEATH PLAQUE HOUSED IN CONTEMPORARY GLAZED FRAME. HE WAS MENTIONED IN DISPATCHES MEDITERRANEAN 13TH JULY 1916 (LONDON GAZETTE) SERVED GALLIPOLI, EGYPT, SINAI PENINSULA, RUSSIA. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR HIS WRITE UP BY ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY WHERE HE STUDIED BEFORE THE WAR. I HAVE ALSO FOUND ON THE INTERNET A PAGE STATING HE WAS ENTITLED TO THE O.
ORDER OF THE NILE 4TH CLASS.. TWO MENTIONS IN DISPATCHES AND THE RUSSIAN ORDER OF ST STANISLAUS SECOND CLASS WITH SWORDS. ANOTHER VERY INTERESTING THING OF NOTE... THERE IS A PRIVATE STREET WAR MEMORIAL FOR HIM ON THE NORTH DEESIDE ROAD ABERDEEN WHICH CAN BE SEEN ON THE WEB (SEE PHOTOS). THERE IS CURRENTLY AN ACCOUNTANTS STILL RUNNING IN ABERDEEN MESTON REID AND CO (NOT KNOWN IF THEY ARE RELATED).
Regiment : Royal Engineers, attached to North Russian Expeditionary Force. Biography : Son of Walter Reid, C. Aberdeen ; born Aberdeen, 10 February 1891 ; educated at the Grammar School ; student in Science, 1907-08. He studied chemical engineering at Aberdeen and Glasgow and subsequently in France and Germany, and became F. At the outbreak of war he was with the firm of Orr's Zinc White Ltd.
He served as a Private in the Liverpool Scottish before the war, and in 1913 was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the West Lancashire R. In June 1915, after serving in England since mobilization, he went overseas and served in Gallipoli, Egypt, the Sinai Peninsula and the Balkans.
For his services at Salonika, where he was in temporary command of a Greek Labour Battalion, he was mentioned in dispatches. In January 1918 he was invalided home suffering from malaria, but in June he gallantly volunteered again for active service with the North Russian Expeditionary Force and was sent to Onega on the White Sea, where he was in command of fortifications. He died at Archangel on 6 November 1918 of illness contracted on service. Ambitious and self-reliant, Meston Reid could have looked forward to a successful career but when the war interrupted the work he had chosen, he threw himself with ready keenness and determination into his new task. Date of Death : 06 November 1918.
Burial Details : Buried at Archangel Allied Cemetery, Row B, Grave 5. Publication : Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. The item "WW1 OFFICERS MEDAL GROUP CASUALTY PLAQUE FRAME RUSSIA MEMORIAL ABERDEEN MID" is in sale since Wednesday, February 08, 2017.This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons". The seller is "oldcontemptible1418" and is located in St.
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