Second World War North Wet Europe Officer Casualty and post-war Palestine Jewish Revolt group awarded to Lieutenant E.G. Smith, Northamptonshire Regiment, who was commissioned from the ranks in June 1944, and then saw service in North West Europe,...

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Second World War North Wet Europe Officer Casualty and post-war Palestine Jewish Revolt group awarded to Lieutenant E.G. Smith, Northamptonshire Regiment, who was commissioned from the ranks in June 1944, and then saw service in North West Europe, being wounded in action on 13th October 1944, but only slightly as he remained on duty. Smith subsequently went on to see service post-war as a Lieutenant in Palestine during the Jewish Revolt. He was latterly educated at Gonville College, Cambridge.

Group of 5: 1939-1945 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; General Service Medal 1918-1962, GVI 1st type bust, 1 Clasp: Palestine 1945-48; (LT. E.G. SMITH. NORTHAMPTONS.). First four with Army Council Campaign Medal Award Slip, confirming entitlement to ‘4’ awards, and with the named War Office card box of issue, addressed to: ‘E.G. Smith, Esq., Gonville College, Cambridge’, with his other address crossed out, this reading: ’18 Heath Rise, Putney, S.W.15’; last with named card box of issue.

Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine.

Also the War Office forwarding letter for the last, this dated 1st September 1950, and addressed to Smith at 18 Heath Rise, Putney, London’.
Eric George Smith came from Putney, London, and originally enlisted into the British Army (No.6108172) on 24th November 1942 and was then commissioned into the Northamptonshire Regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant (No.321956), this being gazetted on 20th June 1944, and then saw service in North West Europe, being wounded in action on 13th October 1944, but only slightly as he remained on duty. Smith subsequently went on to see service post-war as a Lieutenant in Palestine during the Jewish Revolt. Smith latterly went to Gonville College, Cambridge.