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WW1 7th Bn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Battle of Ypr...

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WW1 7th Bn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Battle of Ypres DCM, Russian Medal of St.George Group of Six Medals.

Awarded to Corporal James Turnbull DCM for gallantry in June 1915. Comprising: Distinguished Conduct Medal, “1850 PTE J TURNBULL 7/ A&S HDRS T.F” (Official Correction to “7”), 1914/15 Star, “1850 PTE A&S HIGHRS”, British War Medal, Victory Medal, “1850 CPL A & S H”, Territorial Efficiency Medal (GVR), “32050 CPL J. TURNBULL DCM 7-A&S H”, Imperial Russian Medal of St. George “No. 22156” “1850 PTE J TURNBULL 7/ARG & SUTH HIGRS” (Official Number Private naming). Medals loose

Distinguished Conduct Medal London Gazette 23rd June 1915: Russian Medal of St. George London Gazette 25th August 1915. “For gallant conduct and initiative in collecting a party of twelve men, there being no Non-commissioned Officer nearby, and in taking charge of, and leading them forward, being himself severely wounded.” Corporal James Turnbull DCM was born at Clackmannan Scotland and worked as a coal miner. He volunteered for service with the 7th Battalion of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in 1913. At the outbreak of the war he was mobilised and landed in France December 1914. He took part in the actions at St.Julien, Frezenberg and Bellewade as part of the Battle of Ypres. On the 26th April 1915, the day it is believed he earned the DCM, he was wounded in the groin. Following the Battle the 7th and 9th Battalions of the Regiment were amalgamated and this confusion may have resulted in the incorrect Battalion number to have been first stamped to the DCM. Returning to duty he served with the Battalion during the Battle of the Somme and was later attached to the 16th Bn Scottish Rifles. He was discharged on the 15th April 1919.

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9th Dec 2020 10am (Lots 1 to 433)