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Lot 3538    Session 13 (2.30pm Thursday 22nd November)    Orders, Decorations & Medals - British Groups

Estimate $11,500
SOLD $11,000

MC AND TWO BARS GROUP OF EIGHT: Military Cross (GRI) with two Bars; 1914-15 Star; British War Medal 1914-18; Victory Medal 1914-19; Defence Medal 1939-45; War Medal 1939-45; Belgium Order of Leopold (Military Division) Knight's breast badge; Belgium Croix de Guerre WWI. The first and fifth to eighth medals unnamed, Lieut. P.Cuddon. The Queen's R. on the second medal and Capt. P.Cuddon. on the third and fourth medals. All named medals impressed. Swing mounted, very fine.

Entitled to CBE (Military): Supplement to LG 1/1/1949, p6, to Colonel (temporary) Philip Basil Cuddon MC (5747), The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire). (This award is not included with the lot)

Also Entitled to MID: Fourth Supplement to LG 13/7/1916, p6949, to Temp Lt P.B.Cuddon, R.W.Surr.R., for distinguished and gallant services rendered during the period of General Sir Charles Munro's Command of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. (This award emblem is not included with the lot)

MC: Supplement to LG 18/6/1917, p5988, to 2nd Lt. (temp. Capt.) Philip Basil Cuddon, Hamp. R.

Citation: (Monchy 14Apr1917) For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great ability in placing a part of the village in a good state of defence at a most critical stage. On a later date he led his company into action, captured a trench containing a large number of the enemy, and defended the right flank of the Division when the advance was held up.

First Bar to MC: Supplement to LG 26/11/1917, p12316, to 2nd Lt. (A/Capt) Philip Basil Cuddon, M.C., Hamps. R.

Citation: (Boesinghe 09Oct1917) (published Supplement to LG 6/4/1918, p4202).

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He commanded his company with marked ability throughout the operations, and when a further advance was ordered at short notice, he conducted it with the greatest skill and determination, and carried it out with complete success. He displayed great judgment in difficult situations, and set a high example of courage to his men.

Second Bar to MC: Supplement to LG 26/7/1918, p8753, to Lt. (T./Capt.) Philip Basil Cuddon, M.C., Hamps. R.

Citation: (near Vieux Berquin 03Apr1918) For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the line on the left suddenly broke under an enemy attack, this officer galloped up and took the men forward, re-establishing the original firing line. His energy and drive saved a very critical situation.

Order of Leopold (Chevalier): Supplement to Edinburgh Gazette 27/10/1919, p3482, to Lt (Temp Capt) Philip Cuddon MC, Hampshire Regt.

Philip Basil Cuddon, born 14Mar1897; first saw action in WWI at Gallipoli in October 1915; commissioned as 2Lt 04Jun1916 and served with 1st and 2nd Bns Hampshire Regt; to Lt 14Sep1917; presented with MC and Bar together on 23Jan1918; General Staff Officer 3rd Grade with 29 Division, British Armies in France 20Jul1918 to 19Sep1918; Appt'd Brigade Major of 86 Infy Brigade (British Armies in France) 20Sep1918 to 29Apr1919; General Staff Officer 3rd Grade, Low Division (British Armies on the Rhine) 27May1919 to 13Aug1919; General Staff Officer 3rd Grade GHQ (British Armies of the Black Sea) 17Apr1920 to 14Jul1920; Appt'd Adjutant to 1 and 2 Bns Hampshire Regt 17Jul1920 to 20Feb1923; presented with Second Bar to MC on 20Nov1920; cont'd service in the Territorial Army after the Great War and served in WWII as a major in the Loyal Regt (North Lanchashire).

With research and copies of Gazette pages.

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