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Capt W G Fanning MC Citation

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nzef1914

Greetings all

I am hoping someone may have the details of this chaps MC citation, here is the MID citation, but I know he also has an M.C. I am looking to purchase the group and would like the citation details.

regards

Mike

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Esskay

From LG - Announced in large list awarded Military Cross - Issue 30431 published on the 14 December 1917. Page 3 of 30

Citation - Issue 30645 published on the 19 April 1918. Page 15 of 38

Capt. Walter Grant Fanning, Herefords. R.,

attd. M. Gun Corps.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to

duty when in charge of a battery in action.

The casualties were considerable, and the lack

of men threatened to affect the working

of the guns, but he succeeded in keeping up.

the required rate of fire until he was left with

only one gun, the remainder having been

either buried or destroyed

Here is his MIC too

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Also gets a mention - Gazette Issue 34714 published on the 20 October 1939. Page 2 of 8

ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS.

Maj. Walter Grant FANNING, M.C.

(101555) (late Hereford R.) to be Capt. 31st

Aug. 1939 and relinquishes the rank of Maj.

Cheers

Sue

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nzef1914

Thanks Sue

That wonderful information.

regards

Mike

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Esskay

A couple more pieces of possibly useless information - but here goes anyway

He appears to have applied for a permanent commission in the Indian Army - Fanning, Walter Grant IOR/L/MIL/9/546/65-72 [n.d.]

He's about half way down the page

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/A2A/rec...;Gsm=2008-06-18

Also FindMyPast shipping records show he and his wife Esmee travelled to Canada on the Empress of Britain on 28 February 1958

Port of departure: Liverpool Passenger destination port: Saint John NB, Canada

Date of Birth: 27 August 1895

Their address was shown as Usk Villa, Semmybridge, Brecon South Wales - and his occupation was shown as 'Garage'

It suggests they intended becoming permanent residents in Canada.

If you find someone with access to Worldwide Ancestry (the more expensive option!) a Walter Grant Fanning appears to show up on

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 and a Walter G Fanning has an entry on UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960

Cheers

Sue

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Nick Westcott-White

Hi,

 

I know this post is over 12 years old but on the of chance:

 

Did you purchase WG Fanning's medals? Walter Grant Fanning was my grandfather and the medals were given to my uncle who emigrated to NZ in the 60's. I believe he gave them to his second son and these ended up with his partner when my cousin died. I would like to get these back in to family ownership so would appreciate if you could contact me nwestcottwhite@gmail.com so we can discuss the whereabouts of his medals.

 

His medals are arranged as follows: Military Cross (WW1), British War Medal (WW1), Victory Medal with Mentioned in Dispatches Oak Leaf (WW1), France & Germany Star (WW1), Defence Medal (WW2), War Medal 1939-1945 with Mentioned in Dispatches Oak Leaf, (WW2) GVIR Territorial Decoration (WW2). 

 

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

 

Kind regards

 

Nick Westcott-White

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Coldstreamer

original poster not been here for 9 years

 

ive sent a message in case they still use same email address

 

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Coldstreamer

failing that try

Medal News Magazine and online The British Medal Forum

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Nick Westcott-White

Thank you, I noticed that he had not been on line for some time but just hoping to get hold of him.

 

I do not have any contact details for him or his real name.

 

Kind regards

 

Nick

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travers61

Hi Nick

 

If you belong to ancestry you can write a comment against any of his records on there (top right of page).

 

Travers

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Nick Westcott-White

Thank you for this info,  will do.

 

Kind regards

 

Nick

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