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(9) Pair (BWM, Victory): 25115 Pte E.J. Humm, Wilts Regt
Medals loose, EF Pte Edward John Humm served...

Cat. #: 08/153
Section: Medals in Groups
Sub Section: C - WW I
Title: (9) Pair (BWM, Victory): 25115 Pte E.J. Humm, Wilts Regt
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Medals loose, EF Pte Edward John Humm served in the Mesopotamian theatre with 5th Bn, Wiltshire Regt (40 Bde, 13th Div). He died (KIA or DoW) 30 March 1917. British forces had captured Baghdad on 12 March and pursued withdrawing Turkish forces north up the River Tigris. Pte Humm was killed during this action, probably in the "affair of Duqma", from the name of a village 4 miles north of Mara and about 40 miles north of Baghdad. During this action, the British suffered 514 casualties of which 245 were in 40 Bde, with "the heaviest suffer being the Wiltshire with 197 casualties out of a strength of 500..." [Official History of the Great War - The Campaign in Mesopotamia 1914-1918, Vol II, 1925, London, HMSO, p. 293.] The MIC shows "died of wounds" but he has no known grave and probably was killed in action during the artillery exchanges. Pte Humm is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq. Sold with CWG details and MIC. A scarce Iraq casualty group.
Price: $ 375.00
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