Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Three: Lieutenant J. E. Phillips, Royal Engineers, Inland Water Transport
British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. J. E. Phillips.); Mercantile Marine War Medal 1914-18 (John E. Phillips), nearly very fine (3)
John Ernest Phillips first served in Mesopotamia from 1 December 1916 with the Royal Engineers before transferring to the General List.
The Inland Water Transport and Docks Section was originally formed in December 1914 to deal with and develop transport on the canals and waterways of France and Belgium. In 1916 this extended to Mesopotamia and in 1917 the unit served in Egypt and Salonika; during 1917, 465 officers and 1394 men served overseas in Mesopotamia. By the Armistice, they numbered a shade over 1,500 officers; sold with copied MIC.
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