WW1 Attributed Machine Gun Corps MC Winners’s Compass.
A good example attributed to Lieutenant Elvin Walter Barber MC 57th Company Machine Gun Corps.
An example of the blackened brass marching compass with details of Bakers Patents. Retaining most of the lacquer and black painted finish. Scratched name of Elvin W Barber. Complete with original polished leather case with ink name E W Barber MGC and to the outside of the case initials E.W.B. Stitching fault to one end of belt loops. The compass remians in very good condition but PLEASE NOTE. the North, South East and west disc and arrow marker to the inside is now absent. Remains a good display item
Citation London Gazette for the Military Cross.
In an attack on a village this officer brought his guns into action within thirty yards of the enemy. By excellent covering fire he held on without escort, and so gave the infantry time to reorganise and attack. He rescued one of his wounded men, carrying him in under bomb and rifle fire. Throughout he showed great initiative and the highest courage.
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