Victoria Cross Group To Csm Peter Wright Coldstream Guards Miniature Suffolk Man
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Victoria Cross Group To Csm Peter Wright Coldstream Guards Miniature Suffolk Man:
MINATURE MEDAL GROUP OF COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR PETER WRIGHT VC COLDSTREAM GUARDS ONE OF THE ONLY MEN TO EVER BE AWARDED THE VC ON THE INSISTANCE OF THE KING WHO CROSSED OUT WRIGHT"s DCM RECOMENDATION AND PUT HIM DOWN FOR A VC INSTEAD !
PETER WRIGHT LIVED AND IS BURIED WITHIN 20 MINUTES OF ME. THESE MEDALS & RELATED EPHEMERA WERE GIVEN TO A LOCAL Ex FORCES FRIEND A SHORT TIME BEFORE HIS DEATH TO BE SOLD AND THE MONEY GO TO A MILITARY CHARITY. HE HAS EVEN SIGNED THE VC BOOKLET.
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offer FOR A RARE SET OF MINATURE MEDALS.I HAD LISTED THESE WITH A PRICE BUT DECIDED TO GIVE YOU ALL A CHANCE TO HAVE FUN AT 99p START offerDING. Peter Harold Wright From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Peter Harold Wright Born 10 August 1916
Mettingham, Suffolk Died 5 April 1990
Ipswich, Suffolk Buriedat All Saints Churchyard, Ashbocking Allegiance United Kingdom Service/branch British Army Yearsof service 1936 - 1945 Rank Company Sergeant-Major Unit Coldstream Guards Battles/wars World War II Awards Victoria Cross Otherwork Farmer
Peter Harold Wright VC (10 August 1916 – 5 April 1990) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Wright was 27 years old, and a company sergeant-major in the 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards, British Army during the Second World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 25 September 1943 near Salerno, Italy, a steep, wooded hill was being assaulted by the 3rd Bn. Coldstream Guards, and Company Sergeant-Major Wright's company, most of its officers killed, was held up near the crest. Sergeant-Major Wright took charge and single-handed he silenced with grenades and bayonet three Spandau posts and then led his men to consolidate the position. He then beat off a counter-attack, and disregarding the heavy fire, brought up extra ammunition.
Wright's Distinguished Conduct Medal was substituted for the VC on the instructions of King George VI.
Peter was born in Mettingham, near Bungay, Suffolk on 10 August 1916. In 1946, Peter married Molly Hurren from Wenhaston, Suffolk, and died in Ipswich on 5 April 1990.
After the war Peter farmed at Church Farm, Blythburgh, Suffolk and later on the estate of Lord Tollemache.SEE PICS, PART OF A LARGE MILITARY COLLECTION CURRENTLY LISTED FOR SALE ON , I HAVE TRIED TO NOTE ANY FAULTS BUT DUE TO VOLUME AND MY LACK OF KNOWLEDGE IN SOME AREAS PLEASE ASK ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE offerDING IF UNSURE.PLEASE NOTE I AM TRAVELING HOWEVER THE WEEKEND BEFORE THESE FINNISHITEMS RETURNABLE LESS POSTAGE COSTS ONLY IF FAULTED FROM DESCRIPTION GIVEN.POSTAGE UK £2.75 SIGNED FOR OR £6.95 SPECIAL DELIVERYPOSTAGE OVERSEAS £3.75 BASIC AIRMAIL UPTO £40 ONLY (PAYPAL RULES) £7.75 SIGNED FOR, £9.95 AIR SUREALL LISTINGS PRIVATE **ANYONE CAN offer"" BUT IDENTITIES PROTECTED TO AVOID SCAMMERSCHECK MY response ALL START AT 99P SO HAVE FUN offerDING, PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY buyer TAKES PRECEDENCE IF SIMILAR offer OCCOURS SO offer EARLY !