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1914-15 Star (2944 Pte., 21-Lond.R.); British War Medal; Victory Medal 1914-19 (2 Lieut.); Defence Medal; War Medal 1939-45 (unnamed as issued) : (THOMAS HENRY BAKER - Born at Surbiton, Surrey on 4 July 1893, entered the war in France with 1/21st (County of London) Battalion (First Surrey Rifles) on 16 March 1915 : He survived the slaughter at High Wood on 15 September 1916, where the Battalion was all but annihilated during the attack on the 'Starfish Line' : Of the 19 Officers and 550 men who had gone into the attack, only 2 Officers and 60 men remained, the rest being dead or wounded : Promoted to the rank of Sergeant but returned to England from 12 November 1917 to attend a course in an Officer Cadet Unit : Discharged on 14 May 1918, 'having been appointed to a Temporary Commission in the 3rd.Battalion, Dorset Regiment' : Subsequently transferred to 1st.Battalion, Dorset Regiment and attached to 3rd.Bn., South Lancashire Regiment for service in Ireland : Discharged from the Army from 14 September 1919 : Recalled for service in World War Two and granted a Commission as Second Lieutenant in 10th.Bn., Middlesex Regiment : Captain - 1 August 1942 : Subsequently commanded a Home Guard Unit and was released from military duty from 28 August 1945 : He died at Chessington, Surrey on 25 August 1971. During World War Two the recipient's daughter, MOLLIE K. TAYLOR, worked at The National Codes Centre, Bletchley Park, and in July 2009 received the 'Freedom of Bletchley Park', specially commissioned Veteran's Badge and certificate. ) : Sold with verification; copy Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates; Original Discharge Certificate; Officer's Record of Service books; Cap badges of Regiments served with in World War One and Two; two cased horticultural medallions; a wealth of original photographs of the recipient, other family members and newspaper cuttings, covering the recipient's military service through two world wars and other related family events. Medals mounted on brooch-bar as worn EF - £425