Great War 1914 Officer’s 1917 Mention in Despatches trio awarded to 2nd Lieutenant later Major D.L.J. Babington, Army Service Corps, who was part of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, and came from Rathmines, Dublin, being commissioned and posted out to the Western Front from October 1914, and serving most probably with the transport for “H” Anti-Aircraft Battery. Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in the London Gazette for 24th December 1917, he attained Acting Major in October 1918 when serving with the 31st Motor Transp

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Great War 1914 Officer’s 1917 Mention in Despatches trio awarded to 2nd Lieutenant later Major D.L.J. Babington, Army Service Corps, who was part of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, and came from Rathmines, Dublin, being commissioned and posted out to the Western Front from October 1914, and serving most probably with the transport for “H” Anti-Aircraft Battery. Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in the London Gazette for 24th December 1917, he attained Acting Major in October 1918 when serving with the 31st Motor Transport Company. He later saw service with the Royal Army Service Corps during the Second World War.

Group of 4: 1914 Star with Clasp; (2.LIEUT: D.L.J. BABINGTON. A.S.C.); British War Medal and Victory Medal with Mention in Despatches Oakleaf; (MAJOR D.L.J. BABINGTON.); Defence Medal 1939-1945.

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David Louis James Babington was born on 29th June 1887, the son of David Robert Babington and Mary Charlotte Elizabeth Le Fanu, his family being a part of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, and he came from Rathmines, Dublin. With the outbreak of the Great War, Babington was commissioned as a temporary 2nd Lieutenant into the Army Service Corps on 7th October 1914, from which date he saw service out on the Western Front most probably with the transport for “H” Anti-Aircraft Battery. Babington was promoted to temporary Lieutenant on 20th March 1915, and was then Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in the London Gazette for 24th December 1917.

Babington was appointed Temporary Captain and Acting Major on 10th October 1918 when serving with the 31st Motor Transport Company. Babington relinquished the acting rank of Major on 13th June 1919. Babington subsequently claimed the Clasp and Roses to the 1914 Star. With the outbreak of the Second World War, he was once again employed during the army, and was granted a commission as a Lieutenant (No.123889) with the Royal Army Service Corps from 18th March 1940. Babington who married Alice Marie McClintock, died in August 1963.