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Coldstream Guards Military Cross winners


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Hello

According to records - 6 men won the MC in the ranks

I found some, but any one know them all ?

Cheers

Ian

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Some years ago the medal news did an article about this subject and I can remember a picture of a group of guards WO's with MC's...when i get time I will look it up.

Mick

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Mick

Thanks .. look forward to seeing it

Ian

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Hello

I am guessing that many SNCO got the MC and then a commission later in the war - which is why not on a list of my other ranks medal winners...

Ian

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Actually they were Warrant Officers 1st and 2nd Class:

3218 CSM J Barwick - LG 18 Feb 15

SM J A Clancey - LG 1 Jan 15

3879 SM W J Cook - LG 3 Jun 16

5080 CSM S H Court - LG 1 Jan 18

1922 SM A Grey - LG 27 Jul 16 (Citation: LG 19 Aug 16)

3901 RQMS D D Jones - LG 1 Jan 17

SM J Moncur - LG 18 Feb 15

4029 CSM H G Simons - LG 3 Jun 19 (DCM - LG 11 Mar 16; Bar to DCM - LG 26 Jan 18)

Dick Flory

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Dick

Thanks for these

3218 CSM J Barwick - LG 18 Feb 15 - Scots Guard

SM J A Clancey - LG 1 Jan 15 - RSM

3879 SM W J Cook - LG 3 Jun 16 - RSM

5080 CSM S H Court - LG 1 Jan 18 - CSM

1922 SM A Grey - LG 27 Jul 16 (Citation: LG 19 Aug 16) - spelt Gray - RSM

3901 RQMS D D Jones - LG 1 Jan 17 - RQMS

SM J Moncur - LG 18 Feb 15 - Scots Guard

4029 CSM H G Simons - LG 3 Jun 19 (DCM - LG 11 Mar 16; Bar to DCM - LG 26 Jan 18) - CSM A/RSM

I have added and amended some details

And despite looking last night, none of them got commissioned in the war

Ian

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Hello

Grays citation was

1922 SM Arthur Gray

For conspicuous good work and determination in the face of the enemy. He has always set a fine example to NCOs and men

Ian

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You are correct about Barwick and Moncur. I took my information from J. V. Webb's "Recipients of Bars to the Military Cross 1916-1920 to which is added M.C.s to Warrant Officers 1915-1919" and he wrongly lists the two under the Coldstream Guards but the London Gazette lists them under the Scots Guards. Regards. Dick

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Dick

Thanks for checking and letting me know where you got the info

Ian

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The picture in the Medal News November 1988 Included

RSM G A Scarfe MC MSM 2nd Scots Guards, later RAF.

RSM J Moncur MC Scots guards. Garrison Sergeant Major London District.

RSM A M Hill MC DCM RVM MSM 3rd Gren Guards.

RSM W J Cook MC 2nd Coldstream Guards

RSM J Littler MC DCM 4th Grenadier Guards

RSM A Gray MC MSM 3rd Coldsteream Guards

The picture was taken in ?March 1919

Mick

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Mick

Any chance of a copy please ?

Thanks

Ian

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I will see what i can do.

Mick

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Cheers Mick

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Ian - are you interested in Coldstream officers who won the MC? I have researched Capt. Walter Pitcher MC. If your interested in details please send your home e-address by PM. If this isnt of any interest, then I wont be offended.

Regards,

Jon S

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Jon

sent you a p.m

thanks

Ian

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  • 5 years later...

Good evening gentlemen,

This is my first post so I'm bound to make a hash of it ?

I have received, from a friend in Belgium, several medals, amongst them is a Military Cross named to Major F.J.Matheson, I cannot find any signs of a hallmark so I will be having it tested tomorrow.

I have been told two things, firstly because it is not dated, it is pre 1938 and secondly, someone who is trying to help me in my research, keeps coming up with the Coldstream Guards, can anyone help further please ?

Thanks in advance.

Dave.

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For those interested in the Military Cross, attached is a photograph of Captain Francis Henry Godolphin Layland-Barrett of the Grenadier Guards wearing his Military Cross, which he won at the battle of Les Boeufs in September 1916.

I also have a photograph of his actual MC., which I shall also post.

I am also fortunate to own his Officer's Sword pictured in the photograph, and shall also post that for those interested.

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F J Matheson not a WW1 Coldstreamer sorry - the CG Matheson was a Major General etc etc so prob why comes up when you look

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Good evening gentlemen,

This is my first post so I'm bound to make a hash of it ?

I have received, from a friend in Belgium, several medals, amongst them is a Military Cross named to Major F.J.Matheson, I cannot find any signs of a hallmark so I will be having it tested tomorrow.

I have been told two things, firstly because it is not dated, it is pre 1938 and secondly, someone who is trying to help me in my research, keeps coming up with the Coldstream Guards, can anyone help further please ?

Thanks in advance.

Dave.

had a nose on the LG etc but cant find him sorry

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