A Gallipoli D.S.C. group of four to Captain F.H.Thomas, Royal Marines Light Infantry,
Lot 88
A Gallipoli D.S.C. group of four to Captain F.H.Thomas, Royal Marines Light Infantry,
Sold for £3,360 (US$ 5,427) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Gallipoli D.S.C. group of four to Captain F.H.Thomas, Royal Marines Light Infantry,
Distinguished Service Cross, G.V.R., hallmarked 1914; 1914-15 Star (Capt. F.H.Thomas. R.M.L.I.); British War and Victory Medal with MID Oakleaf (Capt F.H.Thomas). Extremely fine. (4)

Footnotes

  • D.S.C. London Gazette 14.3.1916.

    He has on many occasions performed good service in keeping close touch from the shore between the military and his ship whilst Talbot was supporting the Army at the Dardanelles in 1915.

    Captain Francis Hastings Thomas landed on the 7th June 1916 on Ulenge Island with his detachment. On the 15th August 1916, he was in command of 60 Marines from Talbot, Vengeance and Challenger. They landed at Bagamayo under heavy German fire. He was killed in action on the 15th August 1916, aged 31. He was the son of Mr H.T. Thomas who was Inspector of Constabulary, Jamaica and Mrs G.Thomas, and husband of Mrs F.E.J.Thomas. He is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
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