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Medals to the Manchester Regiment 4 years 11 months ago #64427

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CIE, gold and enamel;
QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1902, unofficial retaining rod between state and date clasp (Lieut. G. M. Carroll);
BWM and VM (Lt-Col. B. M. Carrol.);
GSM (2) Kurdistan, Iraq, with M.I.D. oak leaves (Bt. Lt. Col. B. M. Carroll.);
IGS 1908 (1) Waziristan 1919-21 (Bt. Lt. Col. B. W. Carroll, 23 Pjbis.);

Together with a second set of British War and Victory Medals (Maj. B. M. Carroll.) rank officially corrected on the duplicate set

CIE London Gazette 9 September 1921: ‘For services during the operations in Mesopotamia.’

Brian Maurice Carroll was born in 1881 at Bombay and educated at Mill Hill School, Middlesex. Commissioned into the 6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, he was attached to the 5th Battalion and served in South Africa during the Boer War, July 1901 to May 1902.

He was commissioned Second Lieutenant into the regular battalions of the Essex Regiment in January 1903 and transferred to the Indian Army in April 1904 as a Company Officer in the 87th Punjabis. An excellent tennis player and cricketer, he played first class cricket, representing Europeans (India) in the period 1903-1906.

Promoted Captain in 1911, Major in 1916, and Acting Lieutenant-Colonel December 1918, during the Great War Carroll served in the arduous Mahsud Campaign the North West Frontier, 1917, and in Mesopotamia, 1917-18. Carroll received the British War and Victory medals twice in error, one pair named to Major Carroll, the other to Lt-Col Carrol. After the War he served in the Iraq Rebellion 1919-20 and rendered distinguished service in the operations in Kurdistan 1919-20, being promoted to Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel in November 1919 ‘for distinguished service in South and Central Kurdistan’ (London Gazette 10 February 1920), was Mentioned in Despatches for ‘valuable services rendered during the military operations in Central Kurdistan’ (London Gazette 12 December 1920), and was appointed C.I.E. the following year.

Carroll was attached as Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel to command the 28th Punjabis in September 1921 for service in Waziristan at Haidari Kach and briefly commanded the 2/21st Punjabis in 1921-22. He was Mentioned in Despatches a second time for services in Mesopotamia (London Gazette 9 September 1921). In August 1923, while serving as Lieutenant-Colonel, Second in Command of the 2nd Punjabis, he died of Pneumonia in Multan at 42 years of age.
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Medals to the Manchester Regiment 4 years 3 months ago #68195

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QSA (2) Defence of Ladysmith, Belfast (4591 Pte T. G. Milner, Manchester Regt);
KSA (2) (4591 Serjt: G. [sic] Milner. Manch: Regt);
British War and Victory Medals (Q.M. & Lieut. T. G. Milner.);
Delhi Durbar 1911, silver (No. 4591 Cr. Sgt. T. G. Milner. Manch. Rgt.);
Army LS&GC GV (4591 C. Sjt: T. G. Milner. Manch: Regt);
Army MSM GVI (4591 W.O. Cl. 1 T. G. Milner. Manch. R.)

With two silver regimental prize medals, the first engraved ‘Laver Hockey Tournament 1908 - Col. Sergt. Milner 1st Manchester Regt’, and the second ‘S.A.F.L. 1904 - Band & Drums Won By Band Sergt, Milner 1st Manchester Regt. Under Singapore Association Football League’

Thomas George Milner was born in Newbridge, County Kildare. He attested for the Manchester Regiment aged 15 at Preston in May 1895. Milner served with the 1st Battalion in South Africa, and advanced to Corporal in November 1900. He advanced to Sergeant Drummer in April 1906, and to Colour Sergeant in February 1908, serving with the Regiment in India, 1904-1913.

Milner served during the Great War as Acting Regimental Sergeant Major with the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, Manchester Regiment. He was commissioned Temporary Lieutenant and Quarter Master in the 16th (Service) Battalion, Manchester Regiment (1st City), 18 April 1918, and served with them on the Western Front from 24 April 1918. Milner was demobilised to reside in Devizes, Wiltshire, in September 1921.
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QSA (2) Defence of Ladysmith, Belfast (5169 Pte. A. Kay, Manchester Regt.)

Like Sgt Milner in the previous post, Private Kay earned KSA (2).
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Very nice and yet simple medals, notwithstanding, the part played out by the 1st Battalion cannot be overstated.


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QSA (2) Defence of Ladysmith, Belfast (5169 Pte. A. Kay, Manchester Regt.)

Like Sgt Milner in the previous post, Private Kay earned KSA (2).

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Medals to the Manchester Regiment 3 years 8 months ago #71827

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Always nice to encounter a named Durbar 1911 to a recipient from the regiment.


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QSA (2) Defence of Ladysmith, Belfast (4591 Pte T. G. Milner, Manchester Regt);
KSA (2) (4591 Serjt: G. [sic] Milner. Manch: Regt);
British War and Victory Medals (Q.M. & Lieut. T. G. Milner.);
Delhi Durbar 1911, silver (No. 4591 Cr. Sgt. T. G. Milner. Manch. Rgt.);
Army LS&GC GV (4591 C. Sjt: T. G. Milner. Manch: Regt);
Army MSM GVI (4591 W.O. Cl. 1 T. G. Milner. Manch. R.)

With two silver regimental prize medals, the first engraved ‘Laver Hockey Tournament 1908 - Col. Sergt. Milner 1st Manchester Regt’, and the second ‘S.A.F.L. 1904 - Band & Drums Won By Band Sergt, Milner 1st Manchester Regt. Under Singapore Association Football League’

Thomas George Milner was born in Newbridge, County Kildare. He attested for the Manchester Regiment aged 15 at Preston in May 1895. Milner served with the 1st Battalion in South Africa, and advanced to Corporal in November 1900. He advanced to Sergeant Drummer in April 1906, and to Colour Sergeant in February 1908, serving with the Regiment in India, 1904-1913.

Milner served during the Great War as Acting Regimental Sergeant Major with the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, Manchester Regiment. He was commissioned Temporary Lieutenant and Quarter Master in the 16th (Service) Battalion, Manchester Regiment (1st City), 18 April 1918, and served with them on the Western Front from 24 April 1918. Milner was demobilised to reside in Devizes, Wiltshire, in September 1921.

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From the next City Coins auction, November 2020

QSA (1) DoL (5109 Pte. J. Beattie, Manchester Regt.)
Rim dent on reverse at 5 o’clock

Pte Beattie was wounded in the Boer attack on Wagon Hill and was invalided to England.
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