A Second World War D.S.O. and Great War M.C. group of eleven to Colonel G.A.Ledingham, Royal Enginee
Lot 220
A Second World War D.S.O. and Great War M.C. group of eleven to Colonel G.A.Ledingham, Royal Artillery late Royal Engineers,
Sold for £4,230 (US$ 6,827) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Second World War D.S.O. and Great War M.C. group of eleven to Colonel G.A.Ledingham, Royal Artillery late Royal Engineers,
Distinguished Service Order, G.VI.R., dated 1940; Military Cross, G.V.R., engraved on reverse (Neuve Chapelle March. 1915); 1914-15 Star (Lieut G.A.Ledingham R.E.); British War and Victory Medal with MID Oakleaf (Lieut G.A.Ledingham); 1939-1945 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal with MID Oakleaf; Coronation 1937; Territorial Decoration, G.V.R.. Court mounted as worn, with corresonding set of miniatures, and a telegram requesting his attendance to the palace. Polished in places, otherwise very fine. (Lot)

Footnotes

  • D.S.O. London Gazette 20.8.1940.

    Throughout the operations this officer commanded his Regiment in the most exemplary manner. His quiet, unassuming efficiency had produced a first class Regiment, which, although it had given up over one hundred N.C.O.s and men to Officer Cadet Training Units during the winter, never failed to answer any call made on it. During the withdrawal from the Dyle one battery was persistently sniped in the dark, the Regimental Commander himself staying with the last Troop until it withdrew safely as dawn broke. In the vicinity of Hazebrouck personnel from both batteries accounted for eleven enemy tanks. The unit served under four different formations, and all commanders have nothing but praise for the manner in which their infantry were supported by it, even after it had suffered several casualties to officers and men. In the excellent service rendered by his Regiment, Lt Col Ledingham is primarily responsible.

    M.C. London Gazette 23.6.1915. No citation.

    M.I.D. London Gazette 22.6.1915;

    Colonel George Alexander Ledingham was born on 8.3.1890, educated at Aberdeen Grammar School and trained as a Civil Engineer, wounded in WW1. Commanded 98th (Surrey and Sussex Yeomanry Q.M.R.) Field Regiment R.A. 1937-42. Commander Military Government of South Brabant on liberation 1944, and Province of Westphalia occupation 1945. Secretary General United Nations War Crimes Commission 1945-48. Played Rugby Union for Scotland 1913 and captained United Services team against South Africa in 1917.
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