WW1 Military Cross, 1914 Mons Star (with Clasp), British War Medals, Victory Medal & 1937 Coronation Medal Group of Five - Motor Cycle Corporal / Lieutenant A.E. Yapp, Royal Engineers & Royal Artillery
- Product Code: MM-3201
- Regiment: Royal Engineers / Royal Artillery
- Era: WW1 Availability:1
A first world war MC group to Lieutenant Arthur Edward Yapp, Royal Engineers and Royal Artillery.
Military Cross unnamed as issued
1914 Mons Star (Clasp - 5th Aug. - 22nd Nov. 1914) named to 29630 M.C.Cpl. A.E. Yapp. R.E.
British War Medal named to Lieut. A.E. Yapp.
WW1 Victory Medal named to Lieut. A.E. Yapp.
1937 George VI Coronation Medal unnamed as issued
Arthur Edward Yapp went to France in 1914 with the Rpyal Engineers and had the rare rank of Motor Cycle Corporal.
He served in France and Belgium from November 1914 to August 1915, and from October 1916 to November 1918. He was commissioned from the ranks as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery on 24th April 1916 and as a Lieutenant on 26th February 1918.
After the war, Yapp joined the Consular Service. He was Acting Consul-General at New Orleans in 1941.
This group was previously sold at DNW in 1998. At the time it was sold with a news cutting which is unfortunately no longer with the group. The news cutting read:
'Lieut. A.E. Yapp, R.G.A., has been awarded the Military Cross for gallantry and devotion to duty under enemy fire, maintaining Battery and O.P. communications under very dangerous circumstances. In 1914 Lieut. Yapp was employed at Sir Thomas Rich's School as French master, and joined up in early 1914, going out with the 6th Division as Motor Cyclist despatch rider.'
A very nice group with a rare rank.
The medals are in good condition and are swing mounted for wear.
Comes with some copy research. Please see photos.
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