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British Miniature Medal Group: An positively attributed 'Jungles to Jails' South East Asia campaign & prison service group of 3: Officer Patrick John Snell, B.E.M., Her Majesty's Prison Service, late Company Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion Seaforth Highland
- British Empire Medal (Civil Division). EIIR issue
- War Medal
- GSM 1918. GVI first issue with 2 clasps 'S.E. Asia 1945-46' & ' Malaya'
Important: The B.E.M. published in the London Gazette issue of 31 December 1984, and an award as Officer, Her Majesty's Prison Service, 'Reading Prison'
Note: The GSM medal with clasp 'S.E. Asia 1945-46' verified as entitled per the respective medal roll of 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (ref WO 100/514 compiled at Gillman Barracks, Singapore, on 25 August 1947). 1/Seaforth, was the only Scottish regiment - and one of very few British Infantry regiments, to have deployed at battalion level, and qualify for this particular medal & clasp for fighting in Netherlands East Indies, with 26th Indian Division. in the period 1945-1946. Less then 500 x 'S. E. Asia' clasps were awarded to 1/Seaforth, the battalion subsequently serving a tour in Malaya, 1946-1951
Patrick John Snell, son of Herbert & Johannah Snell, was born, at Newton Abbot, Devon, England, circa 1927. In 1939, Patrick, still a schoolboy was residing at home with his parents, at Windown, Bridgewater, Somerset, where his father was employed as a 'Keeper & Rabbit Trapper'. Patrick joined the British Army as a 'Boy Soldier' in 1944, and was posted to the Seaforth Highlanders. Subsequently serving with 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. By the time he took his discharge from the British Army, circa 1962, he was holding the appointment of Company Sergeant Major (CSM). After leaving the British Army, Patrick joined the Prison Service and was serving as an Officer at Reading Prison, when he was decorated with the British Empire Medal in 1984. After retiring form the Prison Service, Patrick reloated to Inverness, Scotland. Patrick Snell is recorded as having died at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, Scotland, on 5 February 2009, and an obituary notice being posted in the Inverness Courier issue of 6 February
The medals mounted-as-worn in the court-style
Note: Only the miniature medals and named display label, are included in this item for sale. The attached images showing the recipient's full-size medals and naming on GSM are ony being shown for reference, and attribution purposes and are not included in the sale