Lot 806: WWII. An unusual group to Sergeant J.S. Smith, Gloucestershire Regiment who served as a POW Guard on the Isle of Man Defence, War and Territorial Efficiency Medal, G.VI.R., with 'Territorial' scroll suspension and two award bars (5179133 Sgt. J.S. Smith. Glosters.), extremely fine, mounted for wearing with 1939-1945 Star and War Medal (loose) plus copied paperwork. 5179133 Sergeant John Seymour Smith a native of The Armoury, Cirencester born 1909, joined the 5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment 1926, various active service with the regiment throughout the 1930s, re-engaged for war service 1939 and transferred to the Welch Regiment in 1940, transferred back in to the Glosters later that month, transferred to the Lancashire Fusiliers in 1941 and posted to a Internment Camp on the Isle of Man, spent the remainder of the war as a prisoner of war guard at Douglas, various correspondence included with the lot include a letter from Smith to the Officer-in-Charge dated 1959 requesting an application for the loose medals. (5)
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