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Capt Joseph Baxter Musgrave MC 4th Cheshires


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Pals after any details on Capt Joseph Baxter Musgrave MC 4th Cheshires Captain Joseph Baxter Musgrave MC CWGC

He died of wounds received in action aged 23 yrs

Medals sent to Mother at  7 Dee Banks, . He was awarded the Military Cross (gallantry during active operations against the enemy).Att 6th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regt.

I'd like the citation 30399/26 Nov 1917;30614/6 Apr 1918

 

He was buried on the 19th March 1920.

 

From His MIc he joined at Pte 4371 Inns of Court Officers Training Corps. 4/Cheshires. On his MIC says Dis: Comm: 3/4 Ches R 6.1.16

I911 census has him at Greenbank Tarvin Rd Chester at school. Living with Mother and his 3 bothers.

 

ID: 8940920

Title: LONDON GAZETTE, 12 JANUARY, 1916 - Second Lieutenant

Description: The Cheshire Regiment. Private Joseph Baxter Musgrave, from, the Inns of Court Officers Training Corps, to be Second Lieutenant. Dated 7th January, 1916

 

 

Title: LONDON GAZETTE, 15 NOVEMBER; 1917 - Lieutenant

Description: Cheshire Regt ... 2nd Lt. J. B. Musgrave to be Lt. 7th July 1917

Connected by: R58235

Title: LONDON GAZETTE, 15 NOVEMBER; 1917 - Lieutenant

Description: Cheshire Regt ... 2nd Lt. J. B. Musgrave to be Lt. 7th July 1917

Connected by: R58235

 

Title: LONDON GAZETTE, 9 OCTOBER, 1918 - Relinquishes Commission - Captain

Description: Cheshire Regt. — Lt. J. B. Musgrave, M.C. (actg. Capt., R. War. R.), relinquishes his commission on account of ill-health caused by wounds, and is granted the hon. rank of Capt. 10th Oct. 1918.

ID: 8940922

Title: LONDON GAZETTE, 26 NOVEMBER, 1917 - Military Cross

Description: 2nd Lt. (A./Capt.) Joseph Baxter Musgrave, Ches. R

Connected by: R58235

 

 

 

Thanks in advance

 

Simon

 

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I'm surprised no one has responded to this post earlier.

 

The Gazette notification in issue 30399 of 26.11.1917 was the announcement of the award https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30399/supplement/12320

 

The notification in issue 30614 of 6.4. 1918 was the citation https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30614/supplement/4222

 

And the image of the annotated pre-publication notification, courtesy of The National Archives download gives the place and date of the action -

 

 

 

Musgrave, M.C. action.JPG

 

Edit to add:-

Simon,

 

If it's any help he was promoted to acting Capt. (Additional) on 11.9.1917 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30368/supplement/11463

 

Harry

 

 

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Simon, 

It would seem to be a reasonable assumption that he died as a result of being wounded during the action for which he received the M.C. The report of his funeral in The Chester Observer of March 20 1920 (as also posted by JP, above), see image attached, notes that he was wounded by shrapnel in the abdomen in action at Passchendaele.

 

The war diary for 1/6th Bn. The Royal Warwickshire Regt. for 4.10.1917 reads:-

"At 5.30 AM attacked. The attack was extremely successful, all objectives being taken except Burns House and Vacher Farm. Estimated Prisoners captured 350, MGs 10, Anti-Tank Guns 2.

Casualties Officers, Killed Capt. A. V. Bisseker, Capt. H. S. Powell M.C., 2/Lt. Hallam, 2/Lt. Poynton, 2/Lt. Hussey

Missing 2/Lt. Fisher

Wounded Capt. Musgrave, 2/Lt. Trickett, 2/Lt. Collins, 2/Lt. Thurman, 2/Lt. Hearne

Other Ranks Killed 28, Missing 32, Wounded 153.

Held new line.

.........."

 

Harry

 

 

Musgrave, Capt. J. B., M.C., Chester Observer 20.3.1920.JPG

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Corrected a typo
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