A Great War D.C.M. group awarded to the Coldstream Guards
A Great War D.C.M. group awarded to the Coldstream Guards - Distinguished Conduct Medal, George V (636 Pte J. RUDDICK. 2/GDS: BDE: M.G. Coy M.G. GDS:); 1914 Star (7407 Pte J. RUDDICK. C. GS:); Victory Medal (7407 PTE. J. RUDDICK. C. GDS.); British War Medal (7407 PTE. J. RUDDICK. C. GDS.); Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (unnamed); and War Medal 1939-1945 (unnamed). Naming is officially impressed on the DCM and WWI. Crisp detail, polished, light contact, mounted to a suspension bar with swing bar pinback, the WM has lost its ribbon and remains independent of the bar, near very fine. Accompanied by a CD containing six files with copies of his Roll Index Cards, pages from the London Gazette and Forty Niner magazine (the official publication of the 49th Battalion, Edmonton Regiment Association, dated January 1944). Footnote: J. Ruddick received his three WWI medals and DCM while serving with the Coldsteam Guards (Machine Gun) and is listed as having been awarded his DCM (636 Pte. J. Ruddick, M.G. Gds.) in the London Gazette, 5490, June 4, 1917. He was cited for his DCM in the London Gazette, 6818, July 9, 1917, "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During operations his gun was buried, he at once dug it out and cleaned it, and then attended to the wounded and carried them back." Ruddick is also mentioned in the Forty Niner magazine, January 1944, page 11 - "Corporal Ruddick, DCM served 11 years in the Coldstream Guards, and won his award in the last war, and is now serving again at Camrose.", where he earned his WWII CVSM and WM.