Orders, Decorations & Medals - Australian Groups
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GROUP OF SIX TO KIA AT GALLIPOLI: Cape of Good Hope General Service Medal 1880-97, - clasp - Bechuanaland; Queen's South Africa Medal 1899, (type 3 reverse), four clasps - Cape Colony, Wepener, Transvaal, Wittebergen; King's South Africa Medal 1902, - two clasps - South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; 1914-15 Star; British War Medal 1914-18; Victory Medal 1914-19. 2744. Pte. C.Humphreys. C.M.Rif. on first medal, 2744 Serjt: C.Humphreys. C.M.Rifles. on second medal, 2744 Serjt: C.Humphery (sic). Cape M.R. on third medal, 551 Pte C.Humphreys. 9/L.H.Rgt. A.I.F. on fourth medal, 551 Sjt C.Humphreys. 9 L.H.R. A.I.F. on fifth medal, 551 Sjt. C.Humpheys (sic). 9-L.H. A.I.F. on last medal. First medal engraved, other medals impressed. Display mounted, original ribbons with some damage, medals toned very fine - good very fine.
Together with 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment collar badge 1900-1912 (Cossum 59).
Cyril Humphreys, clerk, age 39, born at Denbigh, Denbigshire, North Wales, UK, the son of Reverend Humphrey and Emily Humphreys and home was the Rectory at Henllan in Denbigshire; After schooling he worked for about 8 years with the London & South Western Bank which later became Barclays Bank; emigrated to South Africa where he served in the Cape Mounted Rifles for 7 years; he then moved to Australia; Enl.29Oct1914 at Morphetville, Sth Aust; to Prov Cpl 16Dec1914; Emb.11Feb1915; to Gallipoli 16May1915; to Prov Sgt 01Aug1915; to Temp 2nd Lt 07Aug1915; Temp commission cancelled 20Aug1915; MIA 29Aug1915 at Gallipoli, then reported KIA in the attack on Hill 60 after Court of Inquiry.
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