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NORTH RUSSIA MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL, H.B. NIELD

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NORTH RUSSIA MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL, H.B. NIELD

A North Russia Meritorious Service Medal to Sergeant H.B. Nield, Royal Engineers; Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st 'Field Marshal's bust' type (impressed: 77683 S. Sjt. H.B. Nield R.E.), good very fine, scarce; with a copy of a letter from General H.Q. North Russian Expeditionary Force listing recipient's service. M.S.M London Gazette 17.6.1919 S. Sjt. H.B. Nield, R.E. Northern Russia (Archangel) 'Owing to the shortage of Officers, this N.C.O. was left in charge from the first landing until the beginning of October, of all Signals organization at Bakharitza. This included installing and controlling the Signal Office, fitting up and running wireless and instrument repair shops, handling, unpacking, classifying, storing, and issuing about 80 tons of wireless stores of a highly varied nature, testing, equipping and putting into commission all wireless stations, keeping of wireless store ledgers, command of Signal personnel, and control of Russian working parties. He showed the greatest energy and resource, and performed all these duties most efficiently. It is hard to realise how this N.C.O. got through his daily work in the 24 hours.' (letter from G.H.Q. refers).

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