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WWI M.M. GROUP OF MEDALS TO FLT. SJT. E. WARDELL, R.A.F.

** NEW ** Military Medal George V to 26712 Flt. Sjt. E. Wardell, R.A.F.; WWI War Medal to 26712 F. Sgt. E. Wardell, R.A.F.; Victory Medal with M.I.D. Oak Leaf to 26712 F. Sgt. E. Wardell, R.A.F.; WWII Defence Medal.Military Medal Gazetted 18 Nov 1919: "For gallantry in numerous actions extending from June 1917 to the close of the war." M.I.D. Gazetted 31 Dec 1918: "He has carried out his duties, first as a Sergeant, and since January 1917 as Flight Sergeant with unfailing energy and devotion to duty. His [2nd Balloon] Section has very often been under most heavy shell fire and has had a large number of casualties, especially during the Battle of Messines, during the retreat on the Second Army front in April 1918, at Poperinghe during May and June 1918, and in the advance in the autumn of 1918. On all occasions he has carried out his duties with the greatest steadiness and total disregard for his personal safety."
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Military Medal Gazetted 18 Nov 1919: "For gallantry in numerous actions extending from June 1917 to the close of the war." M.I.D. Gazetted 31 Dec 1918: "He has carried out his duties, first as a Sergeant, and since January 1917 as Flight Sergeant with unfailing energy and devotion to duty. His [2nd Balloon] Section has very often been under most heavy shell fire and has had a large number of casualties, especially during the Battle of Messines, during the retreat on the Second Army front in April 1918, at Poperinghe during May and June 1918, and in the advance in the autumn of 1918. On all occasions he has carried out his duties with the greatest steadiness and total disregard for his personal safety." Edward Wardell was born in 1881 and lived in Putney, working as a woodworker before enlisting with the Royal Flying Corps as an Air Mechanic 2nd Class on 18 Apr 1916, attaining the rank of Flight Sergeant in May 1917 and remustered as Chief Mechanic in Apr 1918.

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