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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 344

Four: Corporal C. Wariner, Military Foot Police, late Royal Sussex Regiment

India General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (…C. Wariner Ryl. Suss…); British War and Victory Medals (P-221 Cpl. C. Wariner. M.F.P.); Army L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R (3941 Bndsmn: C. Wariner. R. Sussex Regt.), polished throughout, obscuring part of naming to first, fine (4)

C. Wariner served with the Corps of Military Foot Police during the Great War. Having started the war numbering but a few hundred, they would grow to approximately 25,000 men by the end of 1918. They operated to assist soldiers who had either lost or become detached from their units, besides being well placed to locate deserters and those absent without leave. They often operated under fire and suffered 375 casualties during the war, earning 65 D.C.M.s and 260 M.M.s; sold with copied MIC.

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