Regular Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, GVI 1st type bust, awarded to Sergeant H.J. Stedman, 9th Lancers, later a Lieutenant in the Pioneer Corps, who saw service from May 1919, and was servicing during the Second World War when he was commissioned into the Pioneer Corps in March 1941.
Regular Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, GVI 1st type bust; (313246 SJT. H.J. STEDMAN. 9-L.)
Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine.
Herbert John Stedman was born in Acton, Middlesex, and having worked as a baker then attested for service with the British Army at Hounslow on 6th May 1919, when aged 17 years and 6 months, joining as a Private (No.17309 later No.313246) the 9th Lancers. Stedman was transferred to Reserve on 30th October 1930, but with the ongoing Second World War, remained in service. Seeing service as a Quartermaster Sergeant with the 3rd Cavalry Training Regiment, he was then commissioned as a Lieutenant (No.175599) into the Pioneer Corps on 5th March 1941.