Wartime Collectables
Military Antiques

Andrew H. & Gale V. Lipps
P.O. Box 165
Camden, SC 29021

USA

ph. 803-463-6935 (text o.k.)
Email wartime@wartimecollectables.com
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WWI UDC Cross Of Military Service
The number is not officially traceable and I do not have an award letter save a copy of an email from the Richmond, VA UDC HQ.  This Cross was awarded to a doughboy from Florida, Sgt. Thomas W. Lester.
Lester is listed as descended from Major Joseph Thomas, 24th Georgia Infantry. He is also descended from grandfather Nixon N. Lester who served in Company K, 12th Georgia Militia during the Civil War. Found on line is a copy of a newspaper clipping from the Jacksonville Historical Society that tell about Sgt Lester being awarded his WWI Military Cross of Service.
$125.00