WWI British War Medal - Lt.George Lamb R.F.A.
WWI British War Medal - Lt.George Lamb R.F.A. - (LIEUT. G.H. LAMB.). Naming is officially impressed. Very crisp detail, light contact, original ribbon, extremely fine. Accompanied by thirteen pages containing copies of his Yorkshire Hussars Reserves Territorial Force Attestation Paper, Medical Records, Letter from the General Officer Commanding, London District (relinquishing Lamb of his commission, dated May 1, 1916), Letter from the Office of the Major-General, Director of Mobilization (denying Lamba commission in the Army Officer's Emergency Reserve, dated November 22, 1939) and Index Card (acknowledging his eligibility for the 1914-15 Star, BWM and VM). Footnote: George Hubert Lamb was born on January 18, 1896, the son of Adeline Bell Lamb of Shannon, High Harrogate, Yorkshire. He signed his Territorial Force Attestation Paper with the Yorkshire Hussars Reserves at York on September 22, 1914, attesting as a Private (2592), stating that he had no previous military service and that he was single. Nine days after attesting, he was commissioned as a Temporary 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery on October 1st. He entered the French theatre in May 1915 with 'A' Battery, 113th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery in the 25th Division and was promoted to Temporary Lieutenant on October 10, 1915. Four months after his promotion, he took ill on February 7, 1916, was evacuated to England via Calais and Dover with Neurasthenia and Gastric Trouble on February 14th and hospitalized until March 6th. Due to ill health, he relinquished his commission in mid-1916, was allowed to retain the rank of Lieutenant and was later eligible for the Silver War Badge (list 228, 36128/4). In October 1939, with WWII in full swing, Lamb applied for a commission in the Army Officer's Emergency Reserve but his request was denied. He had been in receipt of a total disablement award of two hundred and ten Pounds annually while undergoing treatment for manic depressive psychosis at Tykeford Abbey, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, which was a mental home. He also received the 1914-15 Star (2nd Lieutenant) and the Victory Medal (Lieutenant), neither of which are included here.