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WW1 MILITARY CROSS GROUP OF 7 AWARDS BELONGING TO CAPTAIN KETT OF THE ROYAL ENGINEERS ALONG WITH OWN
This superb set of medals is parade mounted and comprises, WW1 Military cross which is privately engraved on the reverse side, LIEUT GEORGE KETTE RETF, GAZETTE 5.9.19 PRESENTED 11.3.20, the 1914/15 Star, WW1 War medal, WW1 Victory medal with mentioned in dispatches oakleaf, WW2 Defense medal,WW2 War medal. Complete with owners photograph album containing many photographs of training in England in 1914 and WW1 service in Egypt & Palestine. Large framed enrollment document as an officer and dated January 1915. Framed document confirming that Lieutenant Kett was mentioned in dispatches by General Allenby on the 3rd of April 1918 for gallant and distinguished service in the field, the document was issued by the war department on the 1st of March 1919. Official document from WW2 stating that George Kett MC served in the home guard. Large quantity of framed photographs of Captain Kett during various periods of his military service in WW1 and WW2, only a selection are shown on the website. George Kett volunteered for military service at Sudbury in Suffolk as soon as war was declared in 1914. His military training was conducted at Hardwick Park near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk and he held the rank of Lance Corporal during this training period. In January 1915 he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and was transfered to the Royal Engineers. He served with the Royal Engineers in Egypt and Palatine. He was mentioned in dispatches in 1918 and he was also awarded the military cross for bravery. During WW2 Captain Kett served with the Cambridgeshire home guard. The medal group is in mint condition, the documents and photographs show age and most of them are framed and glazed, several have cracks and damage to the glass or frames. This is an amazing military cross archive and certainly the largest one i have owned. I will mail this set out in two packages, the medals and small items in one package and the framed documents and photographs in a second package so this will unfortunately considerably increase the postage charge. [Condition: Near Mint]