QSA (5) Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 (12420 Tpr: T. Cox. 67th Coy. 18th Impl: Yeo:);
1914-15 Star (174 C. S. Mjr. T. Marsh. 23-Lond. R.);
BWM and VM (174 T.W.O.Cl.I. T. Cox. 23-Lond. R.);
TFEM EdVII (174 Sjt: T. Cox. 23/London Regt.).
Thomas Cox was a long-serving member of the 23rd Battalion, London Regiment and enlisted under the alias 'Marsh', serving in France from 14 March 1915.
He ended the Great War having been appointed Regimental Sergeant-Major and earning a 'mention' (LG 15 June 1916, refers).
QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Lieut. O. Mowatt. 50/Co. Imp: Yeo:) engraved naming;
KSA (2) (Lieut. O. Mowatt. I.Y.) engraved naming
[ 1914 Star trio ]
Provenance: Dix Noonan Webb, March 2012. Hammer £550.
Osmond Mowatt was born in Bramshott, Hampshire, and served with the Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa during the Boer War, firstly as a Lieutenant with the 50th (Hampshire) Company, 17th Battalion and then with the 11th Battalion. Subsequently an undergraduate at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, he later became an underwriting member of Lloyd’s.
He served as a Second Lieutenant with the 10th Hussars during the Great War on the Western Front from 4 November 1914, and having been promoted Lieutenant died of wounds on 22 April 1917, aged 36 years.
He is buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France.