A Great War D.S.O. and bar group of five to Lieutenant Colonel W.R.Gardner, Royal Army Medical Corps,
Lot 126
A Great War D.S.O. and bar group of five to Lieutenant Colonel W.R.Gardner, Royal Army Medical Corps,
Sold for £3,120 (US$ 4,897) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Great War D.S.O. and bar group of five to Lieutenant Colonel W.R.Gardner, Royal Army Medical Corps,
Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R. with second award bar; 1914 Star, with Mons bar (gilded) (Capt.W.R.Gardner. R.A.M.C.); British War and Victory Medal with MID Oakleaf (Lt.Col. W.R.Gardner.); France, Croix de Guerre, reverse dated 1914-1917 The Oakleaf a later issue, otherwise very fine. (5)

Footnotes

  • D.S.O. London Gazette 1.1.1918.

    Bar to the D.S.O. London Gazette 4.10.1919.

    He was in charge of all forward medical arrangements of the division for the period 4 Oct 1918 to 26 Oct 1918, first in front of Gheluwe, and then both west and east of Courtrai. During the period in question, night and day, he visited the rear aid posts, relay and forward collecting posts, often under heavy shell fire and gassing in order to personally ascertain that the work of evacuation was proceeding satisfactorily. He showed great gallantry and ability, and his devotion to duty saved many lives.

    M.I.D. London Gazette 15.6.1916; 24.12.1917; 10.7.1919.

    France, Croix de Guerre 1918.

    Served in France and Belgium 20th August 1914 to 14th November 1917 and 3rd March 1918 to 11th November 1918. Italy 15th November 1917 to 2nd March 1918. Wounded. He was in command of 138 Field Ambulance from 6th December 1916.
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