A First War Medal Group & Documents to the 59th Field Ambulance
A First War Medal Group & Documents to the 59th Field Ambulance - 1914-15 Star (42418 PTE. H. CULLEN, R.A.M.C.); British War Medal (42418 PTE. H. CULLEN. R.A.M.C.); and Victory Medal (42418 PTE. H. CULLEN. R.A.M.C.). Naming is officially impressed. Un-mounted, original ribbons sewn together on the ends from having been previously mounted to a suspension, dark patina and bruising on the BWM, edge nicks on the BWM and VM, light contact, very fine. Accompanied by a 13.5 mm x 101 mm Ribbon Bar, a Manchester Regiment Cap Badge (two-piece construction, white metal insignia with a bronze ribbon banner, 47 mm x 50.5 mm, intact slider), a King's Crown Collar Tab (bronze, 27 mm x 29.5 mm, intact lugs and pin, 31.8 mm brass support plate), a George VI and Queen Elizabeth Commemorative Coronation Medal 1937 (bronze, 26.2 mm, original ribbon, ornate hanger topped by a King's Crown, with stickpin attachment), nine Photographs (sepia-toned with postcard backers, illustrating: 1. two soldiers in a studio setting with the inscription "With Love to all Herbert" on the reverse, 2. eleven soldiers/officer's group shot, scribbles on the reverse, 3. street scene with a battalion marching led by two officers on a horseback and one on foot, entitled "ROYAL ENGINEERS RETURNING TO CAMP THROUGH WARMINSTER (II VOWLES)", inscribed, addressed and postmarked "1915" on the reverse), 4. group shot of twelve soldiers in the field in front of a tent, inscribed, addressed and postmarked "1914" on the reverse, 5. encampment of tents, entitled "TIDWORTH PARK", inscribed, addressed and postmarked "1914" on the reverse, 6. group shot of thirteen men in dress clothes with tents in the background, "X" above Cullen's image, inscribed, addressed and postmarked on the reverse, 7. group of fifteen men watching two others in boxing match pose, "X" above Cullen's image, inscribed "H Cullen Marked X" on the reverse, 8. an encampment of permanent buildings, entitled "SLING PLANTATION CAMP SALISBURY PLAIN", studio marked "Fuller Amesbury", multiple notations in black ink identifying various points of interest, inscribed "The place I have marked (Where the five was) was burnt down to the ground, Herbert" on the reverse, 9. Cameronians rifleman with a rooster sitting on his pointed rifle, entitled ""BIDDY" THE PET HEN AT SUTTON VENY CAMP / VOWLES PHOTO (NO. 1) COPYRIGHT.", 89 mm x 137 mm each), a Royal Army Medical Corps Training Manual 1911 (published by the War Office, London, originally published in 1911 and reprinted 1914, hardcover, named to "Pte H Cullen / 59th Field Ambulance / No 42418 / R.A.M.C." on the page facing the Abbreviations page, 472 pages with text and illustrations, printed in black ink on pink and white paper stock, 125 mm x 185 mm x 23 mm, soiled) and a The St. John Ambulance Association First Aid to the Injured, 39th Edition (published by The St. John Ambulance Association, London, hardcover, named to "James H. Cullen / 102 Cope St / Hamilton / Ont. Can." on the page facing the inside cover, 296 pages with text and illustrations, printed in black ink on white paper, 100 mm x 130 mm x 20 mm, soiled).