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BRITISH MILITARY MISSION TO HUNGARY 1945 M.B.E./MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL GROUP OF 14 MEDALS TO CAPT. & Q.M. G.R. STONESTREET, 17TH/21ST LCRS.

** NEW ** Military M.B.E.; 1914-15 Star to l/6100 Pte. G.R. Stonestreet, 17 Lrs.; WWI War Medal to L/6100 Pte. G.R. Stonestreet, 17 Lrs.; Victory Medal to L/6100 Pte. G.R. Stonestreet, 17 Lrs., all WWI medals a later issue recorded by official documents; 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; WWII Defence Medal; WWII War Medal; Jubilee Medal 1935; Coronation Medal 1937; Coronation Medal 1953; Long Service & Good Conduct Medal George V with Regular Army clasp to 312960 Sq. Q.M. Sjt. G.R. Stonestreet, 17/21 Lrs.; Meritorious Service Medal George VI to 312960 W.O.Cl.2. G.R. Stonestreet, 17th/21 L. Accompanied by original M.B.E. Warrant, Buckingham Palace letter, War Office letter and Central Chancery letter.
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M.B.E. Gazetted 1 Jan 1948: "Captain Stonestreet has been Camp Commandant and Quartermaster of the British Military Mission, Hungary, since the arrival of the Mission in February 1945 and has at all times carried out his duties with an efficiency and devotion to duty. The work of the Mission has been of a peculiar nature and this officer has adapted himself to the special conditions in a most excellent manner. I consider that his excellent work and character have done a great deal to maintain the prestige of the British Military Mission in Hungary, I most strongly recommend the award of the M.B.E." George Richard Stonestreet was born in 1892 in Battle, East Sussex, enlisting with the 17th Lancers, entering France on 21 Dec 1915. He is recorded in the 17th Lancers Regimental Magazine as Sqn. Q.M. Sgt. of "B" Squadron at Cairo in April 1932, with subsequent mentions of his prowess at regimental shooting contests throughout the 1930s, with accompanying copy group shot of Stonestreet at the Sergeant's Mess 1934.

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