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Lot 604Tuesday 29 Nov, 2016 - 10.00am
A George V First World War Military Cross and Bar, to Temp. 2nd. Lt. David Liddon Howard, Machine Gun Corps, the reverse of the medal engraved "Guillemont, September 1916", contained in mauve leather covered case of issue and with black and white photograph and twelve copy pages of handwritten "War Diary or Intelligence Summary" 21st March - 28th March 1918 detailing actions and movements (in ebonised box frame and glazed)
Note: Entry in London Gazette, 20th October 1916, (Pg. 10183) - "For Conspicuous Gallantry in Action. He brought three machine-guns into action 40 yards from the enemy and stopped their attack dead. On another occasion he did similar fine work."
Subsequent entry in London Gazette, 16th September 1918 (Pg. 10892) - "For Conspicuous Gallantry and devotion to duty. While in command of a machine-gun company he handled his gun with great skill and dash. Later, he took over command of details of all sorts, organizing the defence in two occasions. A number of men being in a barn in a shelled area, he at once went across and moved them to a flank, steadying them and seeing that all men had there equipment and rifles with them. He showed Exceptional Ability throughout these operations.