Thanks to all for the feedback,
I have some more paperwork relating to what I assume is the award of the MC which I’ll dig out ASAP. Also I will have a few queries regarding how to go about getting all the medals back into a better condition, e.g. cleaning, new ribbons other bits that may be missing.
Auchonvillerssomme, SteveE and old owl
Thanks for finding the award in the LG for the bar. The MC and later the Bar were the two entries I’ve never been able to find. Partly because I’d been looking for E. G. L. etc when his full names are used and that the surname in both cases and breaks over the line like ‘White-‘
There is also a MID entry in issue 31085 and I’ve put his MID card up. I guess this means he should also have an Oak Leaf to go on the Victory ribbon??
Didn’t really track them down. I had a saved search on ebay as the MC turned up there in 2005. I used to have a website of GF’s original WWI material with a page devoted to the missing medals. One morning I received 20 emails from researchers and others telling me the MC was up for Auction on ebay.
Other family heirlooms turn up from time to time on ebay and last year my sister was contacted by someone who had bought six family portrait paintings at Bonhams. Lot 103 from 13/4/2011
was 3 pairs of paintings: EGLW, his wife, two children (one my father) and a pair showing my Great Great Grandparents (shown in above link). Lot 101
was a pair of portraits of my Great Grandparents (co-founder of Whiteaway and Laidlaw, Calcutta).
Anyway, recently I found some auction listings at http://www.invaluable.com/
for the paintings and used their search box and did a surname search using the forthcoming and the archive options. There, in amongst the paintings was a listing for a 2012 Auction; Lot 452: Two World War I medals awarded to Major E.G.L......
This is when I went into a blind panic and nearly fell off the chair. Chiswick Auction House were fantastic and set about trying to pin down a date. In the mean time I emailed Invaluable.com and they gave me the date for the auction which I passed onto Chiswick who immediately contacted the owner and emailed me back.
Thanks for this additional bit of info, wasn’t aware of this in print. Who’s the author?, is it Sellwood? I had my Grandfather’s original material for this period with the 2/4th
KOYLI on a website circa 2000-2005, if the book dates after this the info may have been copied from the site. (not a problem with me).