A Great War Military Cross Group to Major W.T. Pott, 9th Lancers, who later saw service in the Second War with the Royal Artillery

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A Military Cross Group to Major W.T. Pott, 9th Lancers, who later served with the Royal Artillery during WW2. Military Cross, Geo V, unnamed as issued. 1914-15 Star named to 2nd Lieutenant W. Pott, 9th Lancers. British War Medal and Victory Medal both named to Captain W.T. Pott. Defence Medal and War Medal both unnamed as issued. With 9th Lancers officers bronze collar badge, and matching miniatures. Military Cross, London Gazette 26th July 1918 ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at various times when on important reconnaissances. On one occasion, when acting as second in command of a Cavalry Brigade, seeing that troops on his right were retiring, he immediately went forward, and assisted by an NCO, held on to the position occupied by two troops of his battalion, beating back an attack and saving the line from being turned. His courage and resource were most marked.’ His WW1 medals were sent to The Reddings, Little Burstead, Billericay, Essex. Deputy Lieutenant of Essex 12th August 1942, and is noted as a partner in Churchill & Sim, a wood brokers that went bankrupt during 1935. Served from 19th October 1939 until 22nd January 1944, as part of the Army Officer’s Special Reserve, and later the Royal Artillery