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A Fine Great War M.C., M.M. and Bar Group of Seven to Acting Captain C.R. Woolley, South Staffordshire Regiment, Military Cross, G.V.R., the reverse privately engraved, 'Capt. 8508 C. Woolley, 2/S. Staff. R.'; Military Medal, G.V.R., with Bar for Second Award (Sjt., 2/S. Staff. R.); 1914 Star, with 'slide-on' bar (Cpl., 2/S. Staff. R.); British War and Victory medals (Capt.); Defence and War Medals, slight contact wear and polished, about very fine or better (7)

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A Fine Great War M.C., M.M. and Bar Group of Seven to Acting Captain C.R. Woolley, South Staffordshire Regiment, Military Cross, G.V.R., the reverse privately engraved, 'Capt. 8508 C. Woolley, 2/S. Staff. R.'; Military Medal, G.V.R., with Bar for Second Award (Sjt., 2/S. Staff. R.); 1914 Star, with 'slide-on' bar (Cpl., 2/S. Staff. R.); British War and Victory medals (Capt.); Defence and War Medals, slight contact wear and polished, about very fine or better (7)

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M.C. London Gazette 3.3.1917 'For conspicous gallantry in action. He carried out a dangerous reconnaissance of the enemy's position. Later, he showed marked courage and skill in anticipating and repelling an enemy raiding attack as soon as it was launched'.

M.M. London Gazette 1.9.1916.

Bar to M.M. London Gazette 21.12.1916.

Acting Captain Charles Robert Woolley, M.C., M.M., almost certainly won his first Military Medal, if not both of them, for bravery on the Somme - the 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshires were heavily engaged at Delville Wood in late July 1916 and again in the front line at Courcelles in the following month. Woolley was twice wounded with the Battalion after being commissioned, first at "Windy Corner" on 24.7.1917, during the Third Battle of Ypres, and again in a push near the Canal du Nord on 28.9.1918. He finished the War as an Acting Captain (Regimental History refers).

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