WW1 British BEF MM Military Medal Solinika S.Sgt H Taylor RA RGA MSM LSGC Group For Sale
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WW1 British BEF MM Military Medal Solinika S.Sgt H Taylor RA RGA MSM LSGC Group:
WW1 British BEF MM Military Medal Solinika S.Sgt H Taylor RA RGA MSM LSGC Group. Included with the lot is a copy of the war diary for the unit for 1918 and copies of his medal intitlement cards
Military Medal, G.V.R. (39058 Sth. Gnr:- A. Ftr: Cpl.- H. Taylor. R.G.A.); British War and Victory Medals (39058 Gnr. H. Taylor. R.A.); Meritorious Service Medal, G.VI.R., 2nd issue (1408735 W.O. Cl.2. H. Taylor. M.M. R.A.); Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 3rd issue, Regular Army (1408735 S.Sjt. H. Taylor. M.M. R.A.)
M.M.London Gazette13 March 1919 (Salonika).
Harry Taylorwas born in Hull, Yorkshire, in 1897 and attested for the Royal Garrison Artillery at Portsmouth on 24 February 1913. He served with the 130th Siege Battery, as part of the 26th Division during the Great War on the Macedonian Front from 1916, and took part in the action at Horseshoe Hill in August 1916, and during the operations against the Bulgarians at Dorian in 1918. For his services in Salonika he was awarded the Military Medal.
Taylor remained in the Army following the cessation of hostilities, and was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal shortly before his discharge on 5 November 1937. He re-enlisted in the Army Reserve on 18 October 138, and served during the Second World War with No. 24 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment, before being discharged with the rank of Warrant Officer Class II on 12 November 1942.