Correctly named TEM to 1981225 SPR J Conlan RE
Born C1903 we know he enlisted in 1927 aged 24. He was at the time a mechanical fitter.
There is a report to say he is missing on the 29th of May 1940 while with the 107 Field Artillery at Dunkirk. The 107 were a part of 1st Corps under the command of Lt Gen MGH Barker, this would become his last command as he soon after suffered nervous breakdown.
In regards to our man, it was later reported that there was an error in the list and that he wasn’t missing from his Company.
We see after his return to the UK after the evacuation of Dunkirk, he is on loan to the Royal Air Force in May 1941. Not long after in the December of 1941, he is relegated to the Army Reserves. In October 1942, we see he is serving at a POW Company, presumably as a guard? The following December he joins 854 Quarrying Company where he is posted to Western Scotland to build 2 military posts.
In March 1943, he is with 712 Artisan Works Company employed in airfield construction. He is with these when he heads overseas to Northern Europe in August 1944. He was pending release from 712 AW Co in August 1945.
The award of the clasp was in June 1945.
All medals have their original silk ribbons and relevant patina of age. Included is a cap badge which came with the lot, this is damaged on the back.
All items at some point must have been stuck to a board as there is a glue residue on all, easily removed.