Military Medal, Fred King, Queen's Regiment

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Plus letter, pay book and photo

Corporal Fred King was awarded the Military Medal whilst serving with 1/7th Queen’s in North Africa in WW2 for taking command of his platoon after his Officer and Sergeant became casualties. Corporal King never wore his medal and never claimed his campaign medals for WW2 and we received this medal as Fred himself received it in 1944. Sadly it was destroyed in the fire at Clandon House in April 2015.