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LIEUTENANT- COLONEL
PERCY JOHN PHILPOTT
MC, DSC,OBE

Lt Col. Philpott's Medals

PHILPOTT'S Medals in Order of Precedent

Officer of the ORDER of the BRITISH EMPIRE

CITATION

AWARD TO
LIEUTENANT COLONEL PERCY JOHN PILPOTT M.C. D.C.M

This officer has held the appointment of Assistant Director Auxilary Services on Canadian Section, 1Echelon, Headquarters 21 Army Group since it was formed and for several (word missing) has held other appointments in the Auxilary Services Branch. He has, throughout, rendered most valuable service and his untiring energy and zeal has contributed a very great deal to the welfare of the soldiers of the Canadian Army Overseas.  In the period February to April 1 ,1945 he has done outstanding work in organizing canteens and receation for the troops of 1 Canadian Corps along the route of their move from Italy to Belgium, in promoting recreational facilities for the First Canadian Army and in planning for the post- hostilities period.  The devotion to duty and enthusiasm of the Auxilary Services have been a great factor in maintaining the good moral of the the Canadian troops. Lietenant Colonel Philpott has played a leading part in this excellent work; his personal contribution and example are worthy of the highest praise.

MILITARY CROSS

CITATION

DEED OF ACTION
LIEUTENANT PERCY JOHH PHILPOTT D.C.M.
(46th Battlalion, Canadian Infantry, Saskatchewan Regiment)

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty before Dury and Ecourt-St Quentin, 2nd to 4th September 1918.  In the assault he led his platoon brilliantly and mopped up the area in Dury Wood alotted to it, capturing over one hundred prisoners and inflicting severe casulaties on the enemy. After the objective had been made, he rescued a fellow-officer who was wounded under very heavy enemy machine-gun and rifle fire and carried him across the open to a place of safety.  On the 3rd September, he with another officer and two scouts, made a daring and difficult reconnassiance of the enemy's positions on the Canal du Nord, advancing within one hundred yards of the enemy's outposts and coming under their machine-gun fire.  The information he obtained and brought back was of the utmost value.

DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL

CITATION

DEED OF ACTION
26372 - SEGEANT PERCY JOHN PILPOTT
(Canadian Infantry)

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  With a small party he rescued three wounded men under very heavy fire.  On another occasion he assumed command of and handled his platoon with great courage and determination.

British War
Medal

Victory
Medal

1939-1945
Star

Italy
Star

France/Germany  Star

Defense
Medal

Candian Volunteer Service Medal/Clasp

War Medal
1939-1945

King George V
Silver Jubilee

King George VI
Coronation

Queen Elizabeth II
Coronation

Lt. Col. Philpott's Legion Medals

- 1936 Vimy Pilgrimage
- Past Branch President (Saskatoon Legion)
- Past Provinical President (Saskatchewan)

Lt. Col. Philpott's Ceremonial Sword

Little is known how Lt Col.Philpott came to possess this ceremonial sword.  It is  said  that he received it from a German officer.  Documentation has Lt. Philpott capturing 100 German soldiers and the area commandant on Sept 2nd, 1918.  It may be at this time that he come into possession of the sword .
The sword itself is definately German in origin.  The lion's head handle is common in German military swords.  Lt Col. Pilpott's sword is almost identical to one that sold recently on-line.  That sword was a Damascus  Pre-WW1 German Saxon Officer Sword .

Damascus Pre WW1 German Grosser Saxon Officer Sword

Philpott's Sword

Photos

Documents (in PDF format)

Philpott's Military
Record

Mention of Distinguished Conduct
Nov 12, 1916

Recommendation for DCM
Nov 14, 1916

Wounded in Action
May 3rd, 1917

Operations Regina Trench (Military Cross actions)
Sept 2- 4, 1918

Links

46th Battalion
Battle Honors

46th Battalion
10 Aug 1916 - 30 Sept 1917

46th Battalion
1 Oct 1917 - 30 Sept 1918

46th Battalion
 1 Oct 1918 - 30 Apr 1919 

46th Battalion Sask Archives - Suicide Battalion