WW1 SCOTTISH MILITARY CROSS BRAVERY GROUP TO CAPTAIN LYLE OF THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND REGIMENT.
This superb set comprises the WW1 issue military cross which is un-named as issued as most are, 1914/15 star, war medal and victory medal with mentioned in dispatches oak leaf mounted on the ribbon, the star is named to 2nd Lieutant P.Y.Lyle and the last two medal are named to Captain P.Y.Lyle.The medals are complete with the original ribbons and are mounted for display, there is an old card label on the reverse side of the ribbons giving details of the original owner.Complete with a large quantity of research concerning Captain Lyle. Captain Peter Young Lyle was a student at Glasgow university when war broke out in 1914 and he immediately volunteered for military service and as he was already a member of the university Officer Training Corps he was immediately eligible for a commission, on the 12th of August he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th Battalion of the famous Scottish Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders Regiment and soon after he was promoted to Lieutenant. After training Lieutenant Lyle arrived in France on the 23rd of November 1914 to join the Regiments 2nd Battalion. He served in France and Flanders until the 10th of November 1915 and being mentioned in Fieldmashall Frenches Dispatches on the 15th of October 1915 for Gallantry and distinguished service in the field and soon after he was returned to England wounded. On the 20th of February 1916 he was promoted to Captain. On the 19th of March he returned to his Regiment in France serving with the 10th Battalion. He was awarded the military cross on the 1st of January 1918. He survived the war and was still a serving officer in 1920. As mentioned previously there is a large research file which comes with these medals. [Condition: Near Mint]