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WWI & BOER WAR D.S.O./M.C. GROUP TO LT. COL. J. LAMOND, R. SCOTS.

*** RESERVED *** The spectacular career-group of a Royal Scots officer attached to the 1/5th South Staffs. Regt., beginning as Private, consisting: Distinguished Service Order George V; Military Cross George V; Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Belfast clasps to 6791 Pte. J. Lamond, Royal Scots; King's South Africa Medal with South Africa 1901 & 1902 clasps to 6791 Pte. J. lamond, Rl. Scots; 1914 Star with 5th Aug.-22nd Nov 1914 clasps 6791 C.Q.M. Sjt. J. Lamond, 2/R. Scots.; WWI War Medal to Lt. Col. J. Lamond; WWI Victory Medal with M.I.D. Oak Leaf to Lt. Col. J. Lamond. Accompanied by corresponding miniature medal set and a wealth of original documentation including Soldiers' Small Book, Officer's Record of Services booklet, Commission Document, four M.I.D. Certificates dated 8 Oct 1914, 30 Nov 1915, 7 Apr 1918 and 8 Nov 1918. D.S.O. Booklet, addressed envelope and Old Comrades Buckingham Palace Letter and leather satchel embossed with Lamond's initials.
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James Lamond was born in Forfar, Scotland on 27 May 1881 and worked as a Millworker, marrying Mrs Mary Jane Lamond of Broomfield, Montrose, Scotland. Enlisting with 1st Battalion, Royal Scots at Montrose on 27 July 1899, Lamond was posted to South Africa on 18 May 1900 to 24 Mar 1902 before service in India from 25 Mar 1902 to 8 Mar 1908. On the outbreak of WWI, Lamond was serving as Company Quarter Master Sergeant with the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots, with a qualifying date of 11 Aug 1914. Commissioned on 1 Oct 1914, Lamond was first Mentioned in Despatches on 8 Oct 1914, before receiving his full commission as Temporary Captain on 14 Apr 1915 and then attached to the 1/5th South Staffordshire Regiment (for the remainder of WWI) as Adjutant on 8 May 1915, made Major 16 Dec 1916 and Lt.-Col. 30 May 1917. The award of Lamond's Military Cross was Gazetted on 14 Jan 1916 and his Distinguished Service Order was Gazetted on 1 Jan 1919, finally retiring from service on 15 Oct 1926.

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