Wwi Bravery In The Field & Star Medal Liverpool Reg Sjt F W M Crane 356178 For SaleWWI BRAVERY IN THE FIELD SILVER MEDAL - GEORGE V - AND A WWI 1914 -M 1915 STAR MEDAL - BOTH NAMED : F W M CRANE 356178 - I ALSO HAVE HIS SERGEANTS BADGE AS YOU CAN SEE
THE SILVER BRAVERY IN THE FIELD MEDAL IS A VERY RARE FIND
THIS GALLANTRY AWARD HAS BEEN ISSUED WITH 6 DIFFERENT OBVERSES SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 1916 - THIS ONE SHOWS GEORGE V IN FIELD MARSHALS UNIFORM. THE REVERSE OF THE MEDAL SHOWS THE CROWNED ROYAL CYPHER WITH THE WORDS : 'FOR BRAVERY IN THE FIELD ' ALL FRAMED BY A LAUREL WREATH
36 mm DIAMETER WITH A SWIVELLING SUSPENSION .
THE NAME OF THE RECIPIENT IS IMPRESSED TO THE OUTER EDGE : 356178 SJT : F.W.M . CRANE . 1/ 10 L 'POOL: R .- T.F.
THE OTHER MEDAL - THE 1914 - 15 STAR MEDAL WITH A V FOR VICTORY WAS AWARDED TO THE SAME PERSON WHEN HE WAS A PRIVATE - IT TOO IS NAMED , MARKED TO THE BACK :4589 (or 4588 ?) PTE F.W.M .CRANE .L 'POOL R.
I ORIGINALLY LISTED THESE MEDALS SEPARATELY BUT HAD A FEW EMAILS FROM PEOPLE STRONGLY EXPRESSING THEIR CONCERNS ABOUT THE MEDALS BEING SPLIT UP - SO I HAVE REMOVED THE ORIGINAL LISTINGS AND RELISTED THEM TONIGHT TOGETHER - ONE VERY NICE ER SENT ME THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT FRANCES W M CRANE DID IN WWI - THANKS FOR THE INFO :His citations are:-MM Gazetted 19/3/18
MM Recommendation 7/12/17
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Epehy on 30 November 1917. In the early stages of the attack the enemy penetrating our flanks succeeded in occupying 300 yards of the support line in rear of Battalion HQ. This NCO organised a party and successfully cleared the trench, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. He then established a block and despite several determined attacks held the position for 8 hours when he was ordered to withdraw. Bar Gazetted 7/10/18
For gallantry near Festubert on the morning of 13 April 1918. He led his platoon on the successful attack on the ruins south of Route ‘A’ Keep. Immediately on the position being taken, he reorganised and formed a defensive position. Finding that bombs were required to clear the enemy out of Route ‘A’ Keep, he at once organised and led a party forward with
I ALSO HAVE A SWEETHEART BROOCH LISTED WHICH CAME FROM THE SAME SOURCE AND SO OBVIOUSLY HAS AN IMPORTANT CONNECTION TO F W M CRANE - IT BEARS THE 6TH KINGS LIVERPOOL REG INSIGNIA
PLEASE VIEW - I AM ALWAYS HAPPY TO COMBINE POSTAGE
I ALSO HAVE ANOTHER DUO OF WWI MEDALS WHICH BEAR THE NAME OF A C O NEEDHAM A S C - HE WAS A RELATIVE OF FRANCIS CRANES WIFE AS HER MAIDEN NAME WAS NEEDHAM - PROBABLY A BROTHER ??? PLEASE VIEW
Bar Gazetted 7/10/18
For gallantry near Festubert on the morning of 13 April 1918. He led his platoon on the successful attack on the ruins south of Route ‘A’ Keep. Immediately on the position being taken, he reorganised and formed a defensive position. Finding that bombs were required to clear the enemy out of Route ‘A’ Keep, he at once organised and led a party forward with the bombs, and was of material assistance in the capture of the post’.. Enlisted 18/5/15 and gave address as 264 North Rd, Preston and age as 24 years 5 months at enlistment
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