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Groups including a Mediterranean Medal 2 months 1 week ago #67166

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Most often seen alone, this thread is for groups containing the Mediterranean Medal.

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Queen’s Mediterranean (1539 Q.M. Sjt: R. Baxter. Rl: Mun: Fus:);
IGS 1908 (1) North West Frontier 1908 (Ltt. & Q. Mr.R. T. Baxter 1st Rl. M. Fus:);
1914-15 Star (Q.M. & Capt. R. T. Baxter, R. Muns. Fus.);
British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaves (Q.M. & Major R. T. Baxter.)

MC London Gazette 3 June 1916 (Birthday Honours).
MID London Gazette 13 July 1916 (Dardanelles).

Richard Thomas Baxter gained the Queen’s Mediterranean medal whilst Quartermaster Sergeant of the 5th Royal Munster Fusiliers. In 1902 he was appointed Honorary Lieutenant and Quartermaster to the 1st Royal Munster Fusiliers, and served with the regiment in India during the Mohmand campaign of 1908 (Medal with clasp). He landed with the regiment from the River Clyde at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915, and for his services in the Dardanelles he was mentioned in despatches and awarded the Military Cross. He was promoted to Hon. Major on 1 July 1917, and retired in that rank on 18 March 1922, having attained the age limit for retirement.
Dr David Biggins

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