A Military Medal Group to the 58th Brigade (Tottenham) 1918
A Military Medal Group to the 58th Brigade (Tottenham) 1918; Military Medal, George V (49159 Sjt T. FRANKLIN. R.F.A.); 1914-15 Star (49159 BMBR: T. FRANKLIN. R.F.A.); British War Medal (49159 SJT. T. FRANKLIN. R.A.); and Victory Medal (49159 SJT. T. FRANKLIN. R.A.). Naming is officially impressed. Un-mounted, original ribbons, dark patinas on the silver medals, residue in the recessed areas of the star from cleaning, light contact, near extremely fine. Accompanied by a copy of his Index Card (confirming his award of the Military Medal) and thirty-seven pages from the War Diary of the 58th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (dated August, September, October and November 1918). Footnote: Thomas Franklin was a Bombardier with the Royal Field Artillery, before being promoted to Sergeant. He was awarded the Military Medal while serving with 'D' Battery, 58th Brigade (Tottenham), Royal Field Artillery, the announcement appearing in the Fourth Supplement to the London Gazette 31405 of Friday, June 13, 1919, on Tuesday, June 17, 1919, page 7649. Although Franklin is not specifically named in the 58th Brigade's War Diary, the awards cited in this London Gazette cover the period of October 1918, noted under the umbrella of "The Advance to Victory". The various citations noted were for actions at Drocourt, Queant Line, Rouvray-Fresnes Line, Beaurevoir, Fresnoy, Beaurain, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Estrees, Mont St. Quentin, Epehy and Rossoy. 'D' Battery was part of the 11th Division, which was comprised of six 4.5-inch howitzers and were in action from October 8th to the 12th, and onOctober 20th at the Battle of the Selle, the latter date possibly related to Franklin's award.