The Military Cross group of medals to Lieutenant Colonel Robert Douglas Greaves Townend
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The Military Cross group of medals to Lieutenant Colonel Robert Douglas Greaves Townend, O.B.E., M.C., T.D.: The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Officer's breast badge (military division), Britannia type; M.C., GVR; 1914-15 Star (CAPT R.D.G. TOWNEND A.S.C); British War Medal 1914-20 and Victory Medal with M.I.D. emblem (CAPT. R.D.G. TOWNEND); 1939-45 Star; Defence Medal, British War Medal 1939-45 with M.I.D. emblem; Jubilee medal, 1935; Coronation medal, 1937; Territorial Decoration, GVR, mounted for wearing; together with a mounted set of corresponding dress miniatures, photographs of this officer and others, and a quantity of associated documents including the warrant for the O.B.E. and a certificate of service in the Home Guard; medals all about very fine and with original ribbons.
M.C.: L.G. 03/06/16 for distinguished services in the field.
Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant (from Gunner Honourable Artillery Company) 03/07/12; Territorial Decoration L.G. 28/10/27; served in World War Two and mentioned in a despatch "in recognition of distinguished services in connection with operations in the field. March-June, 1940" under a general heading dealing with services in France and Flanders (L.G. 20/12/40); served in the Home Guard 15th March to 31st December 1944.