WW1 Military Cross unnamed as issued, British War & Victory (mid) Medals all named CAPT C H BUDD, WW2 1939/45 Star, War Medal, 1953 Coronation Medal all unnamed as issued & Territorial Efficiency Decoration with 2 bars unnamed as issued. Mounted on a bar to wear. Comes with ribbons, 2 dog tags and original WW1 Pair box.
WW1 MC group of seven awarded to Colonel C H Budd, Royal Army Medical Corps, who gallantly tended the wounded whilst under shell fire in the open, who went on to raise and command the 2nd (First Eastern) General Hospital during the Second World War, who was a long-standing member of Cambridge society, including being Deputy-Lieutenant and Doctor to The Leys School for half a century.
MC LG 26 July 1918: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in attending to wounded under fire. Under heavy shelling, he went forward and dressed wounded, and dressed one man under full observation of the enemy.
MID LG 14th June 1918 for Egypt.
Charles Herbert Buddwas born in 1886 in London and was educated at King's School, Canterbury and Oriel College, Oxford, before going to St Thomas's Hospital to qualify. In 1908 he enlisted in the London Scottish Territorials.
Having moved to Cambridge, he was employed at Cambridge General Hospital from October 1914, becoming Honorary Anaesthetist at Addenbrookes. Commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps, he served in Macedonia from August 1916 and with the Royal Flying Corps in 1917, before being attached to the Royal Irish Fusiliers in Palestine and Egypt. Budd added a 'mention' (London Gazette14 June 1918, refers) to go with his outstanding M.C. before War's end.
Having had his Medals issued to 6 Scroope Terrace, Cambridge in August 1920, Budd was retained as Supernumerary Captain for service with the Medical Unit of the Cambridge University Contingent O.T.C. from April 1923. Awarded his T.D. in 1934, he formed and Commanded the 2nd (First Eastern) General Hospital at the outbreak of the Second World War; it later became the 20th General Hospital. He was made a Deputy-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire in 1942. Retired on account of his age on 16 May 1945, Budd remained in Cambridge. He was in General Practice and was for half a century Doctor of The Leys School, retiring in 1964. A Vice-President of the Cambridge British Legion, Old Contemptables Association and the Cambs and Isle of Ely Army Association, he also assisted in the formation of the County Cadet Force. Besides the Army, Budd was a keen musical man and was Trustee of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company and President of the Amateur Dramatic Operatic Society. The Colonel died in 1969. Lots of research.