A Battle of Malta Royal Army Medical Corps Group of 6 awarded to Sergeant Frank Cartlidge Royal Army Medical Corps comprising 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, 1st Army Clasp, Italy Star, 1939-45 Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal Malta George Cross 50th Anniversary Commemorative Medal, (Original striking), first 5 contemporarily mounted for wear, Malta Commemorative Medal in Box of issue, first toned Malta Commemorative as issued.
Frank Cartlidge was born on the 2nd of December 1914. He was a member of the West Riding Constabulary Auxiliary Police Service serving as C.S. 77 Frank Cartlidge undertaking an Anti-Gas Training Course in January 1940. He enlisted into the Territorial Army on the 23rd of June 1941 giving as his trade on enlistment as Pharmacist. He served in the RAMC From the 23rd of June 1941 to his Demobilisation to the Reserve on the 3rd of October 1946. He worked as a Dispenser and was promoted to Acting Sergeant from the date of his enlistment.
His AB64 Soldiers Service & Pay Book confirms the award of the Africa Star for operation in Malta, his Italy Star was awarded for his service with HQ No.10 Company RAMC., His Defence Medal was awarded as a separate medal in September 1946 and may well be for his time as an Auxiliary Police Officer. The Malta National Commemorative Medal as it is called on the award letter was issued to him on the 25th of January 1995. A good well documented Battle of Malta group.
Sold with original Certificate of Anti-Gas Training original Attestation papers original AB 64 Soldiers Service & Pay Book, Army Book X 801, original Red Cross identity card original Soldier’s Release Book Class “A”. Original award letter for Defence Medal, 8 assorted letters and testimonials, original award letter for the Malta George Cross Fiftieth Anniversary Medal”.