D.S.O. GV), M.C. (GV), 1914 Star (R.Q.M.Sjt. 1/W. Yorks.), B.W.M., Victory (Capt.), L.S.G.C (GV – Q.M,.Sjt. W. Yorks.). Memorial Plaque (William Paul)
D.S.O. L.G. 6/2/1918 details 5/7/1918, 2.Lt. (A/Capt.) Wm. Paul, M.C. W. Yorks. R.
‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the enemy was seen from the battalion transport lines to be advancing about 400 yards away, he at once collected all battalion details, held back the enemy at close range, and held the position for four hours until relieved, thus enabling the units in rear to re-form. He was severely wounded, but refused to withdraw until re- lieved. He showed splendid courage and determination.’
M.C. L.G. 1/1/1917, 2.Lieut. W. Yorks
William Paul, commissioned, L.G. 10/1/1916 ‘Sergeant Major William Paul, sated 16th, December, 1915.
The Battalion war Diary records that on the 30th November, the enemy launched a heavy bombardment and attack at Gouzencourt. Having broken the lines of the 20th and 12th Divisions the enemy was seen to be advancing . The battalion transport moved back and Captain Paul collected officers, NCO’s & men and held a ridge SE until the Guards reinforced and moved through.’
Captain Paul died the following day 1 December, 1917
All medals mint state, DSO & MC in original cases with original outer boxes, Illuminated Memorial Scroll, transmission slip for his service medals.
A particularly fine group and comination