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A Good Officers Territorial War medal Group, Middlesex Regiment, Later Royal Flying Corps.

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A Good Officers Territorial War medal Group, Middlesex Regiment, Later Royal Flying Corps.

British War and Victory (MID Emblem) Major J.G. Overbury; Territorial War Medal, Capt J.G. Overbury Midd’x R.; Defence medal, unnamed as issued.

With envelope addressed to him at 29 Palace Gate, SW8.

John Giles Overbury was born February 1881, Paddington Middlesex, a Stockbroker he was commissioned in the Territorial Force in 1911. Serving in the 10th battalion (Duke of Cambridges Own) Middlesex Regiment.

Promoted Captain 15th August 1912.

The 10th Battalion were mobilized for war service at Sheerness in August 1914.  On the 30th the battalion sailed for India arriving Bombay on the 2nd December  1914.

Medal Index card states he landed with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 16th November 1916.

Mentioned in Despatches 12th March 1918 for Mesopotamia

He served through 1917 as a Staff officer attached Royal Flying corps, subsequently serving as General Staff officer 3rd Grade  at the War Office  2nd January 1918 to February 1919.

With copied photo in uniform.

Medals – VF Swing mounted as worn.