For sale is a WW2 British KIA Medal & Document Group To Lance-Bombardier G C Backhouse Royal Artillery Accompanied by seven pages of research.
George Cecil Backhouse was born in 1918 in gateshead and lived in Northumberland upon enlisting, and sadly only 25 years of age upon his death. His parents were George William and Hannah Backhouse, of Cullercoats, Northumberland.
George’s service number was 923520 and his rank was Lance-Bombardier whilst serving in the 4th Survey Regiment in the royal artillery.
Whilst serving in North Africa on the 15th august in 1943 after dying of his wounds received a few days prior. We think there is a mistake to the index record as its not clear! He received his mention in the gazette posthumously!
This medal group incudes the following;
Notification of dispatch that states the following; “By the KING'S Order the name of Lance Bombardier G.C. Backhouse, Royal Artillery was published in the London Gazette on 25 March, 1944, as mentioned in a Despatch for distinguished service. I am charged to record His Majesty's high appreciation. Secretary of State for War”
Medal entitlement certificate that states the following; “The Under-Secretary of State for War presents his compliments and by Command of the Army Council has the honour to transmit the enclosed Awards granted for service in the war of 1939-45. The Council share your sorrow that L/BDR. G. C. BACKHOUSE in respect of whose service these Awards are granted did not live to receive them.
Ww2 royal artillery cap badge
Ww2 defence medal
Ww2 war medal
Ww2 africa star
Ww2 1939-45 star
These are in good condition. We believe the Italy star however is missing.
Accompanying this medal is seven scans of his service records. Upon payment please let me know if you would prefer digital scans or printed copies. There is still plenty of research to be done on this medal!
These will be sent via Royal Mail 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days.