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Military Cross group to 2ndLieutenant R.S Hulme 1/4 Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment with a good fighting citation for a dated action at Bac de Wavrin on 17 October 1918.

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A fine and well researched Military Cross group to 2ndLieutenant R.S Hulme 1/4 Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment with a good fighting citation for a dated action at Bac de Wavrin on 17 October 1918.

M.C. (GV) in original case of issue and seldom seen box for the case, British War Medal and Victory Medal (2.Lieut. R.S. Hulme).

Together with original framed Certificate for the Military Cross signed by General W. R. Birdwood commanding 5thArmy, BEF dated 24 Nvember 1918.

Medal index card confirms only entitled to the pair and the MC.

There is a full set of officers papers for Hulme at The National Archives (WO 374/35563)

Robert Sweet Hulme enlisted in the Cheshire Regiment and was subsequently commissioned into the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment on 30 October 1917.

The Military Cross is in the London Gazette 4/10/1919

2.Lieut. Robert Sweet Hulme, 1/4 Bn. L.N. Lancs. T.F.

‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Bac de Wavrin on 17th October, 1918. He was in command of one of the leading platoons, and led his men with great dash and skill throughout the whole of the day, although under heavy machine-gun fire. He was the first to reach his objective, capturing an enemy pill-box containing an officer and four men, who were made prisoners. He did fine work.’

Hulme died on 25 July 1929 in Stockport.  He left £1205-2-10d.  Sadly his wife had died before him during child birth.  With a copy photo of their grave.

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