A Brave Artilleryman
Driver Charles Carmichael MM Royal Field Artillery
Military Medal. 1914-15 Star. 1914-18 British War Medal. Victory Meda. Defence Medal.
War Medal 1939-45. Efficiency Medal 'Territorial'.
The Man Charles Carmichael joined the 117/26th Brigade Royal Field Artillery in North Shields service number 32415. He served in World War 1 as a Driver and entered France on 5th October 1915. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the Field in the London Gazette of 23rd July 1919 and for his war service earned the 1914-1915 Star, 1914-1918 British War and Victory Medals. At some point he enlisted into the Territorial Army and served again during World War 2 as a Gunner in the Royal Artillery service number 100646 being awarded the Defence and 1939-1945 British War Medal and the Efficiency Medal ‘Territorial’.
The Story The medals awarded to Charles Carmichael were acquired from Gordon’s Medals in London on 31st March 2009 and of interest because of the Military Medal / Efficiency Medal combination. Apart from the two medal index cards no further detail could be found on Charles, his being a popular name on Ancestry.UK.
This group of medals is one I have only been able to find a minimal amount of detail on. They are in effect 'work in progress' as one day something additional may well be uncovered. Please feel free to contact me should you know of, or have any information on this man.
- Military Medal: 32415 DVR. C.CARMICHAEL. R.F.A.
- 1914-15 Star: 32415 DVR C.CARMICHAEL. R.F.A.
- 1914-18 British War Medal: 32415 DVR C.CARMICHAEL. R.A.
- Victory Medal: 32415 DVR C.CARMICHAEL. R.A.
- Defence Medal: Unnamed as issued.
- War Medal 1939-45: Unnamed as issued.
- Efficiency Medal: 100646 GNR. C.CARMICHAEL. M.M. R.A.
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