Six to Company Quartermaster Sergeant S.Percy, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry,
Lot 321
Six to Company Quartermaster Sergeant S.Percy, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry,
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Six to Company Quartermaster Sergeant S.Percy, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry,
1914-15 Star (5062 C.Q.M.Serjt S.Percy D of Corn L.I.); British War and Victory Medal with MID Oakleaf (5062 C.Sjt S.Percy. D.C.L.I.); Africa General Service 1902-56, one bar, Nigeria 1918 (5062C.Sjt.S. Percy. D.C.L.I.); Army Long Service and Good Conduct, G.V.R. (5062 Sjt:S.Percy. D.C.L.I.); Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R. (5062 C.Q.M.Sjt S.Percy. 3/D.Of.Corn:L.I.). Good very fine or better. (6)

Footnotes

  • M.S.M. London Gazette 3.6.1919.

    M.I.D. London Gazette June 1916.

    Samuel Percy was born in the Parish of Ughbridge, Ivy Bridge, Devon and attested for the DCLI at Bath on 20.7.1896 aged 20 years 11 months, occupation gardener. Promoted L/Cpl 29.4.1897, Cpl 10.3.1901, L/Sgt 1.12.1902. Extended service to 12 years 22.2.1904 with the rank of Sgt from 19.7.1904. Re-engaged to complete 21 years 19.9.1906. Appointed to W. African Regt 28.11.1908 (embarked same date), LS&GC 1913. At the outbreak of the Great War he was posted on 16.8.1914 to the 3rd Bn DCLI and appointed CSM on the 31st of that month. On 29.1.1915 reverted to Colour Sgt and appointed CQM Sgt. Appointed Sgt in 1st WAFF 12.8.1915 entering the Cameroon 2.9.1915 with 4th Bn until 1.4.1916. Promoted Col Sgt in Nigeria 21.6.1916 and MID June 1916. Served in West Africa until 5.1.1919. Discharged 13.11.1919 at Exeter with 23 years service. Overseas India 9.3.1898 to 21.12.1900; Ceylon 22.12.1900 to 27.11.1902; South Africa 28.11.1902 to 4.4.1906; West Africa 28.11.1908 and Great War service. Intended address 30 Fore Street, Salcombe, Devon. During his service in Nigeria he was involved in operations against the Egbe Tribe in 1918 between 11 June and 31st July, this revolt was known as the Abudi war . An officer and 50 rank of 4th N.R. and a company of 1st N.R. were sent to restore order and protect the Railway line. These were reinforced by the 4th Service Bn, Col Sgt commanding and 250 from the Ibadan Training Centre. General fighting took place in June mostly in the form of sniping, one rebel camp at Aawba was attacked and taken where a friendly Chief had been murdered and there had been some fighting. Operations to draw to revolt to a conclusion were brought about by a successful encircling movement against the insurgents by converging drives of five columns. On the 4th July the movement was successfully completed, with the rebel ringleaders taken into custody and a large amount of guns and ammunitions surrendered. The casualties were: W AFF-8 Killed, 4 Europeans were also wounded, manly brought about by continuous sniping. 259 AGS medals with bar Nigeria 1918 were awarded to the 4th Nigeria Regt, there was in the region of 1000 medals with this clasp for period covered to the WAFF. CQMS Percy was awarded his MSM in recognition of valuable service rendered in connection with the war, one of only three MSMs awarded for West Africa to the WAFF. There were only 11 MSMs to this force for WW1. Sold with 12 photocopy service paper pages which make an interesting read. Copy card index which confirms 1914-15 Star trio, MSM roll details and details from AGS Medal Roll Book, all of which add to this fabulous group.
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