A rare Interwar M.M. group of five to Sergeant P.C.Smith, Royal Signals,
M.M. London Gazette 12.11.1935.
Simla Sept 23, 1935.
Under the authority delegated to him by the King Emperor the Commander in Chief is pleased to approve of the immediate award of the Military Medal to Signalman P.C.Smith, Peshawar District Signals, for conspicuous gallantry in the face of the enemy during the present Mohmand operations. When attached for duty with the 1st Battalion, 4th Bombay Grenadiers, in Toratigga Valley on the morning of September 3, he was under heavy fire for three hours but continued to operate his wireless set single-handed and remained completely unperturbed throughout. During the withdrawal of this battalion, when it came under particularly heavy enemy fire, he stopped the mule carrying the set in a position where no adequate cover was available in order to be able to take down important messages from Brigade Headquarters. His coolness and devotion to duty throughout the day was an inspiring example to all those around him.
Sold with his original Certificate of Service Book; Soldier's Service and Pay Book, cap badge etc.
He served in the UK from 6.8.1929-18.12.1933. He then served in India from 19.12.1933-24.2.1938. He was recalled for WW2 service and was part of the BEF from 21.10.1939-24.6.1940, after further service at home he went to India between 22.8.1944 to 22.10.1945. He was finally discharged on 10.1.1946.
This M.M. was unique to the regiment and was one of only 10 for the campaign.