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WWI M.C./M.M. GROUP OF 5 MEDALS, SJT. F.R. WARREN, 12TH E. YORK. R. (HULL PALS) WITH SON & DAUGHTER-IN-LAW'S WWII MEDALS

The stunning double gallantry group to a Hull man; born, bred and finally granted the Freedom of the City. Consisting of: Military Cross George V in case of issue; Military Medal George V to 12-95 Sjt. F.R. Warren, E. York. R.; 1914-15 Star to 12-95 Sjt. F.R. Warren, E. York. R. WWI War & Victory Medals to Capt. F.R. Warren.; two WWII Defence Medals in boxed of issue, one addressed to Mr. H.S. Warren, 23 Bempton Grove, Derringham Bank Estate, Kingston upon Hull, the other to Mrs E.V. Warren of the same address. Francis' corresponding M.C./M.M. group of miniature medals, hallmarked silver identity bracelet inscribed to 2nd Lt. F.R. Warren, Royal Welsh Fus., copy photograph of the recipient and copy of Lieut. F.R. Warren's Certificate of the Freedom of the City of Hull, which reads: 'Lieutenant Francis Robson Warren, M.C., M.M., late East Yorkshire Regiment, was one of the four Hull born ex-Service men recommended by the British Legion (Hull branch) to the City Council as being worthy to receive, on behalf of the ex-Service men of the City who served in the Great War 1914-18, the Honourary Freedom of the of the City and County of Kingston upon Hull', signed by the Lord Mayor at the Guildhall, Hull, dated 20th July 1922.
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£4,995.00
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Francis Robson Warren was born in Hull in 1893, the son of John and Angelina Warren of Hopwood, Hull and living with his brothers, Harold Edwin and John Charles Warren, who both went on to serve in WWI. He attested with the 12th (Hull Sportsmen) Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment on 14 Sep 1914 and first served in Egypt on 28 Dec 1915. Warren was awarded the Military Medal for May 1916, Gazetted  Routine Orders dated 11 May 1916 cite Warren for 'Mention': "The Commanding Officer wishes to bring to notice the following N.C.O.s and men for their good services and devotion to duty while in the trenches - No.95 Sgt. F.R. Warren, 'D' Coy, who on 9th May, 1916, when No.18 Post was blown in, at once took No.873 Pte. Cowan and No.1366 Pte. Jackson and commenced to open it out when shelling was continuing in the neighbourhood." Warren was Commissioned into the 16th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers and his Military Cross was Gazetted 2 Apr 1919: "He was in command of the right front company during the night advance through Bois du Temple, 7th/8th November 1918. Under heavy fire he successfully led his men to his objective, clearing the enemy from a fortified house and consolidating the line of the main road. When the enemy counter attacked he moved to the threatened point and beat off the enemy. He able leadership was of great value." After the war, Warren received the Freedom of the City of Hull on behalf of servicemen on 22 July 1922.

 

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