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A WWII MM group to Driver C.W. Hughes

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Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500
ca. US$1,583 - US$1,978
Price realised:  n. a.
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A WWII MM group to Driver C.W. Hughes, Royal Army Service Corps who received his award when driving the Colonel's car he ran into a German post, but acted so promptly that the car was successfully turned and driven off. Military Medal, G.VI.R. (T/79272 Dvr. C.W. Hughes. R.A.S.C.) 1939-1945 Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Efficiency Medal Territorial, G.VI.R., with 'Territorial' scroll bar (79272 Sjt. C.W. Hughes. M.M. R.E.M.E.), good very fine, with original service book and record of service card (Qty: 5) MM London Gazette 20 August 1940 7972 Sergeant Cyril William Hughes (1918-1998). A metallurgical chemist by trade, Hughes enlisted in the Territorial Army on 24 April 1939, and served in Belgium and France 1939-40. The Birmingham Mail (17 March 1941) reported: "Two young Birmingham soldiers were recently decorated by the King with the Military Medal. Driver C.W. Hughes, of the R.A.S.C., whose home is at 113 Frankley Beeches Road, Northfield. He is a grandson of the famous Birmingham medallist, the late Joseph Moore whose portrait and collection of works were removed from the Art Gallery to Aston Hall a few years ago. He is 21 and earned his decoration for meritorious conduct during the fighting in Flanders last year. When driving the Colonel's car he ran into a German post but acted so promptly that the car was successfully turned and driven off. Joining the Territorials before the war, Driver Hughes went to France at Christmas 1939 and was there until the evacuation from Dunkirk. His father is also serving his country for, as a naval pensioner, he rejoined the Royal Navy after the outbreak of war and is now serving as a chief petty officer writer." Hughes transferred to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps on 12 March 1942 and transferred to the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers 1 October 1942, he was discharged from service on 1 July 1946.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Title: Military & Aviation History, Medals & Militaria, Collections of Barnes Wallis & Winston Churchill
Date of the auction: 19 Nov 2020
Address: Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
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