WW1 Medal Groups
WW1 Mons Star Group, East Surrey Regiment/POW/Russia - Named To Condon
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A WW1 1914 Star Trio awarded to L-9953, Lance Corporal Harry Condon, who served with the 1st Battalion the East Surrey Regiment.
The details of his awards are as follows:
1914 Star (with Mons Clasp) named to L-9953, L. CPL H. CONDON, 1/E SURR R.
British War Medal & Victory Medal named to L-13006 PTE. H. CONDON. E. SURR. R.
The medals are loose and come with replacement ribbons. The listing does come with supporting paperwork, but unfortunately I’ve not been able to locate any service records relating to this man.
Condon was born in December 1891 at Barnes, Surrey. He enlisted into East Surrey Regiment in August 1909 at Kinsgston-on-Thames. he later served with the regiment in Dublin and Kinsale, Co Cork (between 1909-1914).
He embarked with the regiment for France on the 13th August 1914, serving with the regiment with the 14th Brigade, 5th Division, BEF.
On 23rd August (the Battle of Mons), the battalion were in the line on the Mons-Conde Canal when the German offensive began. Failure of the adjoining battalion enabled the Germans to outflank the East Surreys who were forced to pull back; the battalion lost 5 officers and 134 ORs killed, wounded or captured.
Harry Condon was originally reported as 'missing' but then confirmed as being wounded and taken POW - gunshot wounds to left shoulder and hand. He was imprisoned at Diepholz in Lower Saxony.
He was released in January 1918, admitted to hospital in London but released home.
He continued with the East Surrey Regiment and served in North Russia, initially at Murmansk and then at Kapaselga. The battalion returned home in October 1919 and in 1920 he accompanied the battalion to Dublin for internal security duties prior to Independence.
He continued to serve with the battalion in Egypt, Hong Kong and then in India. He was discharged in February 1931 after 22 years service.
During WW2 he served as an ARP Warden in Castleford, Yorkshire, he died in 1967 at Sheffield.
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