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A FINE GREAT AND SECOND WAR RIFLE BRIGADE LONG SERVICE GROUP OF NINE AWARDED TO A WARRANT OFFICER WHO WAS COMMISSION FROM THE RANKS

BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS ‘S-31747 PTE. W. G. FARROW. RIF. BRIG.’, GENERAL SERVICE 1918-62, CLASP, IRAQ ‘S-31747 CPL. W. G. FARROW. RIF. BRIG.’, DEFENCE AND WAR MEDALS 1939-45, CORONATION 1953, ARMY L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 3RD ISSUE, REGULAR ARMY ‘6906380 W.O. CL. II. W. G. FARROW. RIF. BRIG.’, MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL, G.VI.R., 3RD ISSUE ‘6906380 W.O. CL. I.. W. G. FARROW. RIF. BRIG.’, EFFICIENCY DECORATION, G.VI.R., 2ND ISSUE, TERRITORIAL, REVERSE OFFICIALLY DATED 1950, WITH G.VI.R. SECOND AWARD BAR, DATED 1950.

CRIMEA 1854-56, 1 CLASP, SEBASTOPOL ‘CAPT F.W. HASTINGS, R.A.’, Depot impressed, ORDER OF THE MEDJIDIE, 5TH CLASS BREAST BADGE, SILVER, GOLD AND ENAMELS; TURKISH CRIMEA 1855, BRITISH issue, unnamed

E.D. and First Clasp London Gazette 17 February 1950

Private William George Farrow served with the 7th and 1st Battalions, Rifle Brigade during the Great War, regimental numbers S/31747 and 6906380. Having been wounded during the war, he was promoted Corporal; he served in Iraq post war and continued to serve as an N.C.O. into the 1930’s. A photograph of Warrant Officers and Sergeants of the 1st and 2nd battalions Rifle Brigade at Malta in January 1934 (with research), show Farrow as a Colour Sergeant Major. Commissioned Quartermaster in the Rifle Brigade (Territorial) on 24 August 1938, he served during the Second War and was awarded the Efficiency Decoration and clasp in February 1950. Farrow continued to serve as Captain and Quartermaster (89904) until 12 February 1953, when he retired after reaching the age limit.

Condition GVF, ‘S’ on number of Iraq, officially corrected. Court mounted with original ribbons. Sold with copy medal roll and MIC’s confirming WW1/GSM entitlement and other research.

An impressive long service group to the Rifle Brigade

Code J3058        Price £1150