OBW, 1st type, military, HM 1919;
QSA (6) Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing's Nek (Lieut. M.B.B. RIALL. W. York: Rgt.), engraved;
KSA (2) (Lieut. M.B.B. RIALL. W. York: Rgt.), engraved;
IGS 1908 (1) North West Frontier 1908 (Captn. M.B.B. Riall. 1st W. Y. Rgt), engraved;
1914-15 Star (CAPT: M.B.B. RIALL. W. YORK. R.);
British War Medal and Victory Medal (CAPT. M.B.B. RIALL.),
Together with an associated group of five medals: 1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45 with oak leaf, Coronation 1953, all unnamed as issued, mounted for wearing.
M.B.B. Riall, served as a Lieutenant with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment during the Boer War, including the Battle of Spion Kop, and a Vaal Krantz and Pieter's Hill, and was mentioned in a despatch. He served with the first battalion in the campaign against the Mohmands in 1908.
After arriving on the Western Front of the First World War 21/12/1914, he was severely wounded 10/08/1915 while leading a working party at the Hooge.
OBE in the 1919 Birthday Honours "for valuable services rendered in connection with the war".
Interested Forum members
For some time I have had an interest in the West Yorks and ran across "Boer War - the letters, diaries and photographs of Malcolm Riall from the War in South Africa" compiled and edited by Nicholas Riall (ISBN 85753 266 X). I would imagine that a Forum member bidding for the medal group with Wooley and Wallis should know of this book's existence.
There are many, many fine photographs taken by by Riall's "three guinea Kodak" included in this book.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Moranthorse1, Sturgy
For what it's worth: I understand the Riall family are seeking to re-acquire Maj. Malcolm Riall's medals; I am undoubtedly sentimental, but in my view it would be a pity if they couldn't manage this ...
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