Lot 34. GROUP OF FIVE TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL C B J RICCARD ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIERS

GROUP OF FIVE TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL C B J RICCARD ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIERS Cecil Bampfylde James Riccard was born in South Molton, Devon on 29th February 1872. He was commissioned on the 9th of September 1883 into the 4th Royal Irish Fusiliers, before being promoted to Lieutenant and transferred to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers on 8th September 1893. Promoted to Captain on 1st April 1889, Riccard served in the Boer War with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. For his service in the campaign, he was awarded the Queens South Africa Medal with bars Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal and Laing's Nek. Also the Kings South Africa Medal with bars South Africa 1901 and 1902. During the Great War, he was part of a replacement draft sent to Gallipoli in May 1915. He commanded the 1st battalion between 15th May 1915 and 25th July 1915. In January 1917 he suffered a gunshot wound to the face and was hospitalised for an extended period, he survived the war. In the post-war years, he lived in the Bath & County Club. Riccard passed away in 1939. Swing Mounted as worn. QSA Correctly engraved - Capt C B J Riccard Rl Dub Fus (Ghost dates) KSA Correctly engraved - Capt C B J Riccard Rl Dub Fus (contacting to rank and first initial) 1914/15 Star correctly impressed - Major C B J Riccard R Dub Fus Pair correctly impressed - Lt Col C B J Riccard Condition NGVF ( light edge bruising to QSA/KS)
Sold For £1200.00 In The Coins, Militaria, Sporting & Tribal Art - Sale Date 22nd August 2019

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