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1914 Star (2.Lieut. R:Lanc :R.); British War Medal; Victory Medal 1914-19 (Lieut.) : (FRANK KINSEY MUNRO THOMAS - Born Bengal, India in 1894 and shown in the 1911 Census as a seventeen year old single boarder residing at School House, Dover College, Dover, Kent : He subsequently entered the Army Officers Training Corps as a Cadet and on 15 August 1914 was granted a Commission as Second Lieutenant (on probation) with 3rd.Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment : Entered the War in France from 9 November 1914 with 1st. Battalion, The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), which at Le Cateau on 26 August 1914, before firing a shot, had been surprised at close range by German machine guns and a field battery and in a period of just twenty minutes the battalion suffered the loss of twelve Officers and four hundred and thirty one Other Ranks, killed, wounded or missing : Such was the Battalion's introduction to modern warfare : The recipient was subsequently attached to 1st. Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, which had been in action at Gheluvelt on 31 October 1914 and had come out of the line with just one Officer and eight men : Promoted to the rank of Captain, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) and in the last quarter of 1915 married Gertrude S. Baily at East Preston, Sussex : Discharged 1919 address then given as The Acre, West Worthing, Sussex : From 10 July 1940 granted a commission as Lieutenant, Royal Army Pay Corps (London Gazette 23 July 1940) : From 10 January 1942 to be Lieutenant & Paymaster (London Gazette 13 January 1942) : From 10 April 1942 relinquished commission on account of ill-health and re-granted the rank of Captain (London Gazette 10 April 1942) : Died 20 June 1970 when residing at Glencoe, The Avenals, Angmering, Sussex.) : Sold with verification, copy London Gazette entries and copy Probate Notice : Medals mounted on original silk ribbons NEF - £325