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An Attractive M.S.M. Group of Four to the Royal Engineers

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An Attractive M.S.M. Group of Four to the Royal Engineers

An Attractive M.S.M. Group of Four to the Royal Engineers - Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1901, three clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, (Sapr.H. DODWELL. R.E.) Naming officially engraved in block italic capitals;  1914-18 War Medal, (3713 SJT. H.DODWELL. R.E.), Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, George V bareheaded bust in Field Marshal’s uniform (3713 SJT. H. DODWELL. R.E.), Army Meritorious Service Medal, George V bareheaded bust in Field Marshal’s uniform swivel suspension, (3713 SJT: H. DODWELL. R.E.). Naming is officially impressed on the three, swing mounted on pin bar. An attractive group, very fine overall. Accompanied by research from the National Archives at Kew. Footnote: Henry Dodwell, born 1879 in the town of Buckingham, worked as a printer prior to enlisting in the Royal Engineers in 1899 at Eastbourne.  He was to see service fin South Africa rom May 1900 until April 1901 and thus earning himself a Q.S.A.  Back in England, he was to pass printing courses in September 1901 and in April 1902, being noted to as "very superior". He was married Christmas Eve 1904 and only 4 months later would leave England for 5 years service in Gibraltar with the 15th Company R.E. Returning home December 1909, he joined the 42nd Company before being transferred to the 33rd Company in Cork, Ireland. In January 1914, Dodwell transferred to the 24th Company in Malta. Here, he would spend the course of the war, receiving the MSM at its conclusion. (BGR343)
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