A Second World War M.M. group of six to Warrant Officer G.G.Rose, County of London Yeomanry,
Lot 179
A Second World War M.M. group of six to Warrant Officer G.G.Rose, County of London Yeomanry,
Sold for £2,232 (US$ 3,644) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Second World War M.M. group of six to Warrant Officer G.G.Rose, County of London Yeomanry,
Military Medal, G.VI.R. (7892934 A/W.O.CL.II. G.G.Rose. Co. Of Lond.Y.); 1939-1945 Star; Africa Star with 8th Army bar; Defence Medal; War Medal; Efficiency Medal, with Territorial suspension (7892934 Tpr G.G.Rose. M.M. Sharpshooters.). Court mounted as worn. The first and last toned, otherwise good very fine. (6)

Footnotes

  • M.M. London Gazette 26.3.1942. A downgraded D.C.M.

    This Warrant Officer with his fitters was always right up in the battle areas during recent operations in the Western Desert during the periods 18th Nov.-29th Nov. and 23rd Dec.-30th Dec. Although travelling only in an unarmed truck, he would time and time again come up to a tank which had broken down while in action and, although under heavy fire, would get about putting the trouble right as if nothing was happening about him and as if only the vehicle being made a "runner" mattered. During the battle in the area of the S.A. leaguer on 23rd Nov. he was working on a broken-down tank with shells falling all around him. By the time he got the tank going the enemy were in the leaguer; he made dashes from one slit trench to another, found his fitters lorry and drove out almost through the enemy lines. Again on 30th Dec. when we had to withdraw at Belandah he stayed behind in a desperate effort to get a tank going and so strengthen our slender force. He stayed at work on this tank until the enemy were dangerously close and got away with only a few seconds to spare, a hail of bullets falling round him. It was due to his courage in coming right up on these occasions and to his great ability that many tanks were saved and crews prevented from falling into enemy hands. His great spirit inspired all the regimental fitters.

    The lot comes with a quantity of paperwork and ephemera as follows: Buckingham Palace slip for the MM; slip for WW2 medals; Certificate of Transfer to the Army Reserve; Pay Form for the Gratuity on MM; ID card for Mechanical Transport Drivers; letter relating to receipt of the MM, another for the Africa Star and bar, another for Defence Medal; letter relating to REME transfer dated 1952; letter relating to London Gazette entry of MM; Driving Licences (5); Soldier's Service and Pay Book; Soldier's Release Book; Identity Card; minor badges; assorted published booklets and various service photographs.
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