An Interwar M.M. group of six to Lance Corporal P.Anderson, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders,
Lot 201
An Interwar M.M. group of six to Lance Corporal P.Anderson, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders,
Sold for £4,800 (US$ 7,837) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Interwar M.M. group of six to Lance Corporal P.Anderson, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders,
Military Medal, G.V.R. crowned head (2978470 L-Cpl.P.Anderson. 2-A.&S.H.); India General Service 1936-39, one bar, North West Frontier 1936-37 (2978470 Pte. P.Anderson. A.& S.H.); 1939-1945 Star; Pacific Star; Defence Medal; War Medal. Some light wear to the first two, otherwise very fine. (6)

Footnotes

  • M.M. London Gazette 13.8.1937.

    In 1937 the Battalion was ordered to Waziristan 'due unrest promoted by the Fakir of Ipl'. This was in the same area of the River Tochi where the Battalion had served in 1897. During March and April the 93rd were constantly on the move and were frequently sniped at while on the road and manning picquets. On 22nd and the 27th May there were deliberate attacks on the Battalon. On the 22nd May the Battalion was ordered to eastablish a new Camp Picquet to try and stop the sniping which was troublesome even in daylight. All went until the withdrawal started, when the enemy, who had been sniping the working party ineffectually all morning, delivered a sudden attack on the covering troops.
    Casualties occurred, some of which could not immediately be recovered. Major A.McD.Ritche, who was in command of the work organised a counter attack and all outlying casualties were successfully brought in. Two other ranks were killed while Lt. E.J.D. Snowball and 10 other ranks were wounded, 2 subsequently died of wounds. Enemy losses were estimated at 11 killed.

    The following received immediate award of the Military Medal for gallantry during the fight:

    2978470 L/C P.Anderson'C Coy., 2979534 L/C G.Maxwell 'B'Coy., 3053100 Pte.P.Callagghan H.Q.Coy.

    The Fakir's base was destroyed on the 28 May and the British force gradually withdrew. It had been an arduous campaign and officers and men suffered considerably from the heat, marching, septic sores and lack of rest. In all the 93rd lost thirteen dead in the campaign. They still found time, however, to celebrate the coronation of King George VI.
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