British War Medal, Victory Medal and and TFWM –
to – 4423 Pte. W. Gundry, D.C.L.I. (on TFWM; A.Sjt. on Pair)
– with two named Buffaloes Medals:
– one circular with lodge detail on bar and Buffaloes suspension, in h/m silver (gilded) and enamels; reverse inscription to William Gundry, presented by Liskeard Lodge in 1935;
– the other a large h/m silver cross, with lodge detail on bar and top brooch dated 1929 and with central enamelled silver pin-back Buffs badge [lapel badge added to ribbon?], with reverse inscription to Gundry conferring “The Order of Merit and Honour of Knighthood” to him for services rendered to the association etc., Liskeard 1941.
Notes with the group state that Gundry was born in Liskeard in 1895 and worked as a farm worker at Cartuther Barton, Menheniot, before the war. Served in 1/4th DCLI (TF battn.)
The 1/4 sailed for Bombay in Oct. 1914 (Wessex Div.) and after the Div. was broken up in 1916, went to Aden where it served for one year (1916-17) before being sent to Egypt and then into Palestine as part of 234 Bgde. of 75th Div.
Gundry died in 1947 in Eastbourne, having apparently resided in Liskeard for most of his life.
Medals in GVF+/NEF condition, with some lustre on TFWM; original ribbons (sunned). The two Buffs. awards about VF and better.