Military Cross G.V.R, unnamed as issued, British War Medal ((2 Lieut.) Victory Medal with M.I.D. oakleaf (2 Lieut.) 2nd. Lieut. A. C. Swift, Royal Garrison Artillery, late 21st (Yeoman Rifles) Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps GVF/EF
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M.C. London Gazette 3 June 1919 Arthur Clifford Swift, a native of Bramhope, near Leeds, was born in September 1890, and enlisted in the King’s Royal Rifle Corps in November 1915. He served with the 21st (Yeoman Rifles) Battalion, K.R.R.C. during the Great War on the Western Front from April 1916, where he quickly saw action at Ploegsteert Wood. Afterwards ordered to the Somme, his Battalion was severely mauled in an attack on Flers on 15 September, and Swift was wounded by a gunshot in the back at Transloy on 5 October 1916 and evacuated to the U.K. via Rouen. Swift was subsequently commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery in May 1917 and joined 254th Siege Battery out in France in August 1917. For his services during the Great War he was Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 23 December 1918) and awarded the Military Cross. The 21st Yeomanry Rifles were raised about 1915 and were based at Duncomb Park, Helmsley. Sold with copied research.