Excessively rare D.S.O. (GV) M.C. (GV) D.C.M. (VR) group to C.Sgt. C.I.V. and Lieut. Colonel 16th London Regiment one of only three such combinations

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Product code: A2681

Item condition: N.E.F.

Our price: £14,250.00

Currently out of stock

Medal Description

D.S.O. (GV), M.C. (GV), D.C.M. (VR - Serjt. C.I.V.),  Q.S.A. 5 clasps, C.C., Paard., Drief., Jo'burg, D. Hill (328 C. Sgt. S.G.L. Bradley. C.I.V.) , 1914 Star, with Bar (2.Lieut.  D.C.M. 16-Lond.R.) B.W.M., Victory M.I.D.  (Lt. Col.), 

Lieutenant-Colonel S.G.L. Bradley, 16th Battalion London Regiment, Late Colour-Sergeant, City of London Imperial Volunteers 

D.S.O. London Gazette 1.1.1918 Capt. (T./Lt. Col.) Samuel Glenholme Lennox Bradley, M.C., Lond. R. 

M.C., Lond. R. M.C. London Gazette 3.6.1916 Lt. (temp. Maj.) Samuel Glenholme Lennox Bradley, 16th Bn., Lond. R., T.F.

D.C.M. London Gazette 27.9.1901 Sergeant S.G.L. Bradley, City of London Imperial Volunteers.

One of only three such combinations, Bradley & Dexter with Boer War DCMs and MacLeod with one for Sudan. We understand Dexter's medals are held by the Australian War Memorial Museum and MacLeod by the Transvaal Scottish and as such would appear that Bradley's is the only such combination available to the market.

Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Glenholme Lennox Bradley, D.S.O., M.C., D.C.M., born 1869, served with the City of London Imperial Volunteers in South Africa (Mentioned in Despatches London Gazette 10.9.1901; and promoted Colour Sergeant); Commissioned Second Lieutenant, 13th Middlesex (Queen´s Westminster) Rifles, Volunteer Corps, 13/11/1901, held commission in the mounted infantry company of the Regiment until  disbanded on the formation of the Territorial Force in 1908. On the outbreak of the Great War he was re-Commissioned Second Lieutenant, 16th Battalion (Queen´s Westminster Rifles) London Regiment, and served with the Regiment on the Western Front from 1/11/1914;  Lieutenant, 2/4/1915; wounded 27/10/1915 and thereafter served as Staff Captain, 18th Infantry Brigade, 6th Division, October 1915 - May 1916; D.A.Q.M.G., 6th Division, May 1916 - March 1917; General Head Quarters, France, March 1917 - February 1919 (Five times Mentioned in Despatches, L.G.  1/1/1916, 15/6/1916, 15/5/1917, 11/12/1917, and 20/12/1918; and promoted Brevet Major); transferred to the Territorial Force Reserve, with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, 7.2.1919, and was appointed Commanding Officer, 16th (Territorial) Battalion, London Regiment; retired, 20/9/1921.

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