A Great War, Military Cross Group to the 9th Lancers for Reconnaissance Patrols who also saw service in WW2 awarded to Captain (later Honorary Major) William Thomas Pott, 9th Lancers, comprising; Military Cross GVR, unnamed as issued, 1914-15 Star, (2. Lieut. W.T. Pott. 9/Lrs.), 1914-1920 British War and Victory Medals, (Capt. W.T. Pott.)1939-45 Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal unnamed as issued, contemporarily mounted for wear, lightly toned very fine.
Military Cross London Gazette 26th July 1918
Lt (A/Capt.) William Thomas Pott, Lancers, Special Reserve
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at various times when on important reconnaissance’s. On one occasion, when acting as second in command of a Cavalry Brigade, seeing that troops on his right were retiring, he immediately went forward, and, assisted by an N.C.O., held on to the position occupied by two troops of his battalion, beating back a heavy attack and saving the line from being turned. His courage and resource were most marked.
Captain William Thomas Pott, 9th Lancers landed in France on the 29th May 1915. He was awarded the Military Cross in the London Gazette of the 26th July 1918.
He was Gazetted to the Territorial Army Special from the Reserve of Officer to be Captain 16th January 1940. He relinquished his Commission on the 21st January 1944 having attained the age limit and was granted the Honorary Rank of Major.
He was a Lloyds Underwriter he died on the 4th February 1967.
Sold with corresponding miniatures, 9th lancers Cap badge, copied Medal Index card, copied London Gazette entries copied death notice for probate.