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MC and MID winners Hampshire regiment Blue patrol jacket

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Major Godfrey Percy Burrell M.C. 1st/4th Bn. Hampshire.

 

D.O.B. 18th March 1881 at HIgh Street, Alton, Southampton.

Son of Harry Percy Burrell (profession: brewer) and Gertrude Evelyn Burrell nee Crowley.

 

1st Bn Hants....2nd Lieut.......................06/01/1900

1st Bn Hants....Lieut.............................18/01/1902

1st Bn Hants....Resigned........................08/03/1905..............Total 5 Yrs 61 Days

 

4th Bn Hants....Capt.............................05/08/1911

4th Bn Hants....Major............................27/06/1917

4th Bn Hants....Relinquished (Ill Health)....07/05/1918..............Total 6 Yrs 275 Days

 

4th Bn Hants....Major............................31/07/1920

4th Bn Hants....Relinquished Commission...29/03/1922..............Total 1 Yr 241 Days

 

.................................................. ..................................Total Service 13 Yrs 212 Days

 

In 1917, it appears that Major Burrell applied to be relieved of his appointment as Assistant Commandant at No.11 (Southport) Aircraft Acceptance Park, (Royal Flying Corps), as he apparently resented being under orders of a Captain [Hellyer] and wished to be returned to his Regiment.

He seems to have had a protracted period of illness during the years covering his service.

 

And the listing for his Military Cross;

 

4006 SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 17 APRIL, 1916.

 

Awarded the Military Cross.

 

Captain Godfrey Percy Burrell, I/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment (T.F.).

 

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issu.../4006/page.pdf

 

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I managed to find the period for which his MID was awarded, a year before he was gazetted for it in the London Gazette, though I have yet to discover when the actions took place for which he was awarded his Military Cross, though interesting that it was gazetted very soon after his mention.

 

The MID was for the campaign in the Euphrates 26th of June to 25th of July 1915.

 

A period account of the campaign precedes his MID published in the London Gazette in April 1916.

 

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/29536/supplements/3655

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Jerry B:

 

Hello! Thank you for sharing Major Godfrey Percy Burrell's patrol jacket with the Forum, absolutely fantastic.

 

Best regards,

John

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Jerry B:

 

Hello! Thank you for sharing Major Godfrey Percy Burrell's patrol jacket with the Forum, absolutely fantastic.

 

Best regards,

John

 

 

Thanks John,

 

another of my items that did not previously manage to elicit a response, so I am glad you noticed it and commented.

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Jerry B:


 


Hello! Sorry I did not see your topic sooner. Major Godfrey Percy Burrell's jacket is an absolutely wonderful piece of militaria; I know you must be very happy to have it in your collection.


 


Best regards,


John


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Named items that can be researched really add to their value in a collection, bringing history to life so much better than those who have no known owner and therefore no real history, other than just being nameless objects, though obviously this is just my opinion.

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Thanks Morten.

 

A new picture of it with a different camera, which captures the colour better than my other one did.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jerry posts like this one take a lot of your time and even more time resurching it.

Well done on a fantastic post.

As john said thank you for sharing this informative great post.

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Jerry posts like this one take a lot of your time and even more time resurching it.

Well done on a fantastic post.

As john said thank you for sharing this informative great post.

 

 

Thanks Dave.

 

Some of the research was done to aid the previous owner, all I did was tie up a few loose ends.

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