General Service Medal 1918-1962 3rd issue George VI IND IMP:, 1 clasp, Palestine, (7720753 W.O. Cl.1. A.E.C.) minor official correction to number and unit. 7720753 Captain W. A. McCarthy, Army Educational Corps GVF/EF
William Aubrey McCarthy was born in Portsmouth on 15 December 1900 and was educated at the Royal Hibernian Military School in Dublin. He passed his Army Schoolmasters exam at Aldershot on 1 October 1926 and was advanced Warrant Officer Class I (Instructor) on 12 January 1934. He served in Palestine with the Army Educational Corps attached to the 1st Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Following the outbreak of the Second World War he was commissioned Second Lieutenant, General List, on 21 September 1940, and was advanced War Substantive Captain in the Royal Signals on 18 April 1942. He relinquished his commission in 1948.
Only 45 General Service Medals with Palestine clasp awarded to the Army Education Corps. Sold with copied medal roll page.