A Great War Italian Front group to Major R F Peiniger Royal Garrison Artillery
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Robert Francis Peiniger was born in Harrow, in 1877. As an Officer in the Royal Garrison Artillery, Peiniger served as Lieutenant in China in 1900.
During the Great War he first served on the Western Front as a Major landing in France on 27th July 1915. Transferred to Italian Front in July 1917, by November he had won the Italian Order of the Crown, Al Valore Militare in Bronze and had been mentioned in despatches.
The immediate post-war years Peiniger served in Mesopotamia, earning the General service medals with bar Iraq.
The following awards were announced in the London gazette
MID - 27 November 1917 and 12 January 1920.
Italian Order of the Crown - 25 March 1918.
Al Valore Militare in bronze - 25 March 1918.
Swing mounted as worn.
Provenance – DNW
China –engraved - Lieut R E Peiniger RGA
1914/15 Star -impressed - Major R E Peiniger RGA
Pair - impressed - Major R E Peiniger
GSM – impressed - Major R E Peiniger
Al Valore Militare – engraved - Peiniger Robert Francis, Altipiano Carsico, 18 Agosto 5 Settemere 1917