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Auction: 24001 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 185

(x) A Great War D.C.M. group of seven awarded to Staff-Sergeant C. F. Clarkson, 1/1st London Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, who latterly served in the Special Constabulary

Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (508112 Cpl. C. F. Clarkson. 1/1 Lond: F.A. R.A.M.C.-T.F.); 1914-15 Star (106 Pte. C. F. Clarkson. R.A.M.C.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaves (106 Cpl. C. F. Clarkson. R.A.M.C.); Defence Medal 1939-45; Special Constabulary Long Service, G.V.R., with 3 Additional Service clasps, Long Service, 1940, Long Service, 1944, Long Service, 1947 (Chester F. Clarkson); Coronation 1937 (C. F. Clarkson. D.C.M.), this last with privately engaved naming, contact marks, very fine (6)

D.C.M. London Gazette 23 January 1918:

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. He repeatedly dressed wounded under heavy shell fire, and by his organisation of stretcher-bearers, saved many lives under the most difficult conditions. He set a magnificent example to all.'

Chester Frederick Clarkson, a native of Crouch Hill, was born circa 1887 and enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps on 5 August 1914. He served in France from 6 January 1915 with the 1/1st London Field Ambulance and besides his D.C.M., also had a 'mention' (London Gazette 29 May 1917, refers) to his name by War's end. Having been released on 5 July 1919, he returned to the fold and was a long-served Special Constable during the Second World War and would surely have been on duty during the London Blitz.

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