A Military Medal Battle of Cambrai Casualty pair awarded to Serjeant Peter Mitchell 1/6th Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) comprising; Military Medal G.V.R., (265498 Pte. P. Mitchell 1/6th R. Hdrs. – T.F.); Victory Medal 1914-1919, (1937 Sjt. P. Mitchell R. Highrs.), edge knock to MM otherwise toned very fine.
Military Medal London Gazette 18 October 1917 and the Edinburgh Gazette 22 October 1917. The London Gazette of the 18th October 1917 is a major Gazette for operations at Ypres in August 1917 it covers operations including those at Bellewarde Ridge, Westhoek Ridge, Pilckem Ridge, Ronsoy Wood. Dates covered by the Gazette are 31 July 1917 (Pilckem Ridge) to 18 October 1917 (Westhoek Ridge). The Great War Medal Collectors Companion Vol 1, page 408, by Howard Williamson refers.
Serjeant Peter Mitchell was Killed in Action on the 20th November 1917 in the 1/6th Battalion’s attack on Flesquieres, Cambrai, an attack carried out with the support of the Tanks of “D” Battalion, Tank Corps. He is commemorated on Panel 7 of the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France which commemorates the 7,048 officers and men who were killed during the Battle of Cambrai between the 20th and the 30th November 1917 who have no known graves. Sold with a very detailed copy of the 1/6th Battalion’s “Narrative of Events during the battle which commenced on the 20 November 1917”.