A triple long-service group

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    The medal group of Major Edward Lashly, RA shown below contains three long-service medals: the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GV), the Long Service and Good Conduct (Military) Medal (GVI), and the Army Meritorious Service Medal (GVI). It may seem unusual that the group contains two two Long Service and Good Conduct Medals, but the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal was only issued until 1930 and there was never any provision in the warrants that established a clasp for the medal. Lashly received this medal in an Army Order dated 31 October 1929. He continued in the Army, being commissioned as a Lieutenant (QM) RA on 14 April 1941 and eventually retiring as a Major (QM) on 3 October 1947. This gave him the 18 years of additional service that qualified him for the the Long Service and Good Conduct (Military) Medal (as no clasp was every authorized for his first LSGCM). His Army Meritorious Service Medal was issued on 1 February 1953. Besides the three long service medals Lashly’s medals include a 1914-15 Star trio; GSM with clasp ‘Kurdistan’; 1939-45 Star; Defence Medal; 1939-45 War Medal, 1935 Jubilee Medal; and the 1937 Coronation Medal.

    Does anyone else have triple long-service medal groups that they would like to show?

    Regards, Dick Flory (JOMSA Editor)
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