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L-8076 A/SERJEANT GODFREY HOBDAY, 2ND.BN. ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT (ATTACHED KING'S AFRICAN RIFLES) :

Distinguished Conduct Medal, GVR (L-8076 Cpl. 2/R.Suss.R.).; 1914 Star (8076 L.Cpl. 2/R.Suss.R.); British War Medal; Victory Medal 1914-19 (L-8076 A.Sjt. R.Suss.R.) : (GODFREY HOBDAY - Born around 1885 at Saltwood, Hythe, Kent and attested for the Royal Sussex Regiment at Chichester on 20 October 1904 : Served at Home until September 1905 when posted to Malta and then Crete : Returned Home in March 1907 but with the outbreak of war was sent to France from 12 September 1914 : Posted for service in East Africa and attached to 1st./2nd. Bn. King's African Rifles from 10 October 1917 : Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal "For gallantry at Medo, on 12th. April 1918, in remaining at his post when wounded and thereby setting a fine example of courage to all ranks. In addition he has commanded a platoon with exceptional ability and courage, and has been of the greatest assistance to his company commander." (London Gazette 7 February 1919) : In the action at Medo he received gun-shot wounds to the head, arm and leg and was subsequently invalided to England : He was discharged on 29 September 1919, his intended place of residence given as Belfast, Ireland, where he is believed to have died around 1924.) : Sold with verification, copy Service Papers, copy London Gazette and related research : A totally unique award for East Africa to the Royal Sussex Regiment : Medals mounted on original silk ribbons NEF - £2950