1918 ‘Western Front’ M.C. & 1914 Star medal group of Four to Major A. Creery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Group includes a period court mounted medal bar, which includes: Military Cross, G.V.R., unnamed as issued, 1914 Star, with ‘Mons’ Bar, correctly impressed LIEUT: A. CREERY. R.G.A., British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. Oak Leaves, impressed to MAJOR A CREERY. the Star & bar gilded, good very fine, with the recipient’s related miniature awards, and riband bars, all housed in a Hunt & Roskell, London, fitted case; together with a Woolwich v. Sandhurst prize medal, bronze, the reverse engraved ‘Putting the Shot R.M.A. Woolwich 1904 A. Creery’. Officer’s Royal Artillery cap badge is also included.
M.C. London Gazette 3.6.1918 Capt. (A./Maj.) Andrew Creery, R.G.A. ‘For distinguished service in connection with Military Operations in France and Flanders.’ Major Andrew Creery, M.C., born July 1884; educated at R.M.A. Woolwich; Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Royal Artillery, 29.7.1904; promoted Lieutenant, 29.7.1907; Captain, 30.10.1914; served during the Great War on the Western Front from 17.9.1914; appointed Staff Captain, Royal Artillery, No.3 Group, Heavy Artillery Reserve, British Expeditionary Force, 28.6.1915; Staff Captain, Royal Artillery, Heavy Artillery, Canadian Army Corps, British Armies in France, 8.4.1916; acting Major, 25.9.1916; twice Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazettes 15.6.1916 and 14.12.1917), and awarded the M.C.; after the Great War appointed Staff Captain, Royal Artillery Irish Command, 21.8.1920; Brigade Major, Western Command, 18.12.1922; promoted Major, 1.12.1923; retired, 23.8.1933. Died Dublin 1942.