A Great War D.C.M. group of eight to Squadron Sergeant Major F.Howlett, 6th Dragoon Guards,

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Lot 68
A Great War D.C.M. group of eight to Squadron Sergeant Major F.Howlett, 6th Dragoon Guards,

Sold for £ 26,400 (US$ 32,825) inc. premium

For Valour

28 Sep 2011, 11:00 BST

London, Knightsbridge

A Great War D.C.M. group of eight to Squadron Sergeant Major F.Howlett, 6th Dragoon Guards,
Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (4091 Sjt:F.Howlett. 6/D.G.); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, five bars, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, S.A.01, S.A.02 (4091 Pte F.Howlett. 6th Drgn: Gds:); 1914 Star with later Mons bar (4091 Sjt F.Howlett. 6/D.Gds.); British War and Victory Medal (6DG-4091 Sjt.F.Howlett. 6-D.Gds.); Jubilee 1935; Army Long Service and Good Conduct, G.V.R. (4091. Sq:S.Mjr:F.Howlett. D.C.M.6/D.Gds:); Russia, Medal of St.George, in gold, 28mm diam, numbered on reverse (1099) and impressed on rim (4091 Sqd.Sgt.Mjr.F.Howlett. 6/Dgn. Gds.). Mounted as worn, with a separate Defence Medal (entitlement not confirmed), and a Royal Naval and Military Tournament Medal for 1911 awarded to him for the 1911 Championship, and a 6th Dragoon Guards Medal presented by the Officers Good Very fine. (Lot)

Footnotes

  • D.C.M. London Gazette 3.6.1915.

    For conspicuous gallantry and ability of many occasions, especially at Maunchy on 31st August 1914, when his troop was cut off by the enemy for two days. He brought his men back with only slight loss. Again on 31st October he displayed great courage and was badly wounded, losing an arm.

    Russia Medal of St.George, 1st Class. London Gazette 25.8.1915.

    His medal index card confirms him going overseas on the 16.8.1914, being on the Silver War Badge List and being discharged on 15.5.1917.

    One of 9 DCM's awarded to the 6th Dragoon Guards during WW1 and likely a unique combination.

    Howlett was mentioned in Parliament by Oswald Mosley the MP in 1932, as having an inability to produce his ring-paper, was unable to draw his pension for seven weeks, the completed one having been returned to the Acton issue office in May 1932, and why no notice had been taken of the repeated requests by Howlett for the issue to him of a new paper.
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