The Jack Webb Collection of Medals and Militaria

To be Sold on: 20th August 2020

Estimate: £2,600 - £3,000

A post-War ‘Malaya’ M.M. pair awarded to Corporal D. F. Clark, Middlesex Regiment, attached Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Military Medal, E.II.R., 1st issue (22249439 A/Cpl. D. F. Clark. Mx.); General Service 1918-62, 3 clasps, Malaya, Near East, Cyprus, G.VI.R. (22249439 Cpl. D. F. Clark. Mx.) unofficial retaining rods between clasps, mounted as worn, good very fine (2) £2,600-£3,000

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A post-War ‘Malaya’ M.M. pair awarded to Corporal D. F. Clark, Middlesex Regiment, attached Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Military Medal, E.II.R., 1st issue (22249439 A/Cpl. D. F. Clark. Mx.); General Service 1918-62, 3 clasps, Malaya, Near East, Cyprus, G.VI.R. (22249439 Cpl. D. F. Clark. Mx.) unofficial retaining rods between clasps, mounted as worn, good very fine (2) £2,600-£3,000
M.M. London Gazette 30 October 1953:
‘In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Malaya, during the period 1st January to 30th June 1953.’


The original Recommendation states: ‘In March 1953, this N.C.O. was commanding his sub-section in an operation in the Belata River Rubber Estate. Whilst resting at a rendezvous on a track, several Communist Terrorists approached their position. He allowed the Communist Terrorists to come on until the Communist Terrorist leading scout was only 15 yards away. He then shot him dead. The following Communist Terrorists immediately opened heavy fire, including automatic weapons, at this N.C.O. and his sub-section.

Showing great coolness and complete disregard for his personal safety, he directed the fire of his group to such effect that the enemy withdrew. At least one Communist Terrorist was severely wounded. He then led his section in immediate pursuit but failed to make further contact.

This N.C.O. came out with his battalion to Malaya two and a half years ago he has taken part in many anti-bandit actions in all of which he has shown coolness and determination. He has on every occasion, when action was joined, displayed inspired and confident leadership with no regard whatsoever to personal safety.

David Frederick Clark was presented with his Military Medal by H.M. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, on 23 March 1954.