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A very very sad WW1 Victory medal

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And to trump it all it was found in Texas......


Correctly named to Lt Colonel G. D. Carleton.....who was appointed to command the 7th (service) battalion the Leicestershire Regiment from the 6th September 1914 to 1915. Lieutenant-Colonel G D Carleton also commanded the 1st battalion the Leicester Regiment in Ladysmith during the South African war. He also appears to have been an accomplished artist.

Carleton. George. Dudley. (Lt.-Col. ret. pay)— South African War, 1899-1902.— Operations in Natal, 99, including actions at Talana and Lombard's Kop. Defence of Ladysmith, including sortie of 7 Dec. 99. Operations in Natal Mar. to Jun. 00, including
action at Laings Nek (6 to 9 Jun.). Operations in Transvaal, east of Pretoria July to 29 Nov. 00, including actions at Belfast (26 and 27 Aug.), and Lydenberg (5 to 8 Sept.). Despatches, Lond. Gaz., 8 Feb. and 10 Sept. 01.
Queen's medal with 4 clasps. King's medal with 2 clasps. for his service in WW1 he earned a 1914/15 star, British War & Victory Medal.

Commissioned 1876, born 1858 in India,Secunderabad, Madras, India,  he died in 1941

He also appears to have been an accomplished amateur painter  








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What an amazing find!  Since he had such a distinguished career, his medals should have ended up either in a museum, or with a collector who would have treasured them.  I once owned the QSA medal of a bandsman in Carleton's regiment in South Africa and I thought it to be pretty special.  Those of his Colonel would have been in a different league!




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Thank you Gentleman, even sadder is the state of the medal!!, I am going to get it repaired and cleaned up and try to find out more about him...

I cannot imagine how or why a commanding officers medals would have ended broken and thousands of miles from home... 

I hope to show an even stranger sad single victory in the next few days 

CARLTON page 37.jpg

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20 hours ago, paul wood said:

Well done, one has to pick through tons of dross on E-bay but it's occasions like this that make it all worth while. I wonder where the rest of medals ended up?



That's so true.

Another great find.

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