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A BOER WAR/WW1 28th LIGHT CAVALRY/ROYAL FLYING CORPS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER MEDAL GROUP OF EIGHT AWARDED TO LIEUT. COLONEL ANTHONY MARSHALL DSO
Comprising George V Distinguished Service Order, Queen's South Africa Medal with three clasps (South Africa, Orange Free State and Cape Colony) (2/Lt A. MARSHALL North'd Fus), 1914 Star (CAPT. A. MARSHALL 28/CAVY.), British War Medal (MAJ. A. MARSHALL), Victory Medal with Oak Leaf (MAJ. A. MARSHALL), India General Service Medal with three clasps (Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919, Waziristan 1919-21 and Waziristan 1921-24) (MAJ. A. MARSHALL 28 CAVY.), Defence Medal and George V Coronation Medal, housed in a Spink & Son tooled blue leather case, with corresponding miniatures and a typewritten letter signed by Lieutenant-Colonel Charles James Burke, Commanding Officer, 2nd Wing, Royal Flying Corps, recommending that Marshall be considered for a decoration, containing an account of his actions.

Anthony Marshall was born 4 April, 1882, son of Lieut.-Colonel Anthony Marshall (late of 3rd Northumberland Fusiliers), of Annstead, Chathill. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy and Sandhurst; entered the Northumberland Fusiliers 18 Jan. 1902, and became Lieutenant, Indian Army, 10 May 1904; Captain, 18 Jan. 1911; was Adjutant, Royal Flying Corps, 12 Aug. to 31 Nov. 1915, was promoted to Major, Indian Army, 18 Jan. 1917. [...] He served in the European War, 1914-17; was wounded while on a flying reconnaissance; was mentioned in Despatches, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. [London Gazette, 3 July, 1915]: "Anthony Marshall, Capt., 28th Light Cavalry, Indian Army, attached Royal Flying Corps. When on flying reconnaissance over the neighbourhood of Staden on 7 June, 1915, Capt. Borton was wounded in the head and neck by a bullet fired from a hostile aeroplane, and although suffering severely from loss of blood he continued, with the assistance of the Observer, Capt. Marshall, to bandage his wounds, and completed the reconnaissance on the prescribed course. His injuries are such that he is not yet out of danger. Capt. Marshall continued his observations after rendering all possible aid to the Pilot, who was gradually losing consciousness, not withstanding that the German aeroplane was persistently attacking. The valuable report supplied by this Officer is as detailed and complete for the last as it was for the first part of the reconnaissance."

The V.C. and D.S.O edited by Sir O'Moore Creagh and E.M Humphris, 1923

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