D.S.O. L.G. 03.06.1919
M.C. L.G. 01.01.1917
M.I.D. L.G. 18.12.1917, 28.12.1918, 09.07.1919.
Colonel Richard Parry Burnett, a civil engineer by trade, volunteered for military service at the outbreak of the Great War 05.08.1914 and was selected for a commission into the 8th Bn. South Staffs Regt. He was appointed a Captain in May 1915 and seems to have been a member of the Battalion's advance party, landing in France 16.07.1915. Appointed Major in July 1916, wounded in the right foot in the same month. Wounded again May 1917, this time in the arm and head. In November 1916 he was appointed Lt. Col. Commanding the 8th. In April 1918 he was attached to the 7th Bn. Royal Fusiliers as Commanding Officer of the Battalion. He remained with the 7th until its return to England in May 1919. He then applied for a permanent Commission and this was granted in January 1921 to the York and Lancs. Regt. Retired December 1938. At the outbreak of the Second World War he re-joined the Regiment and in 1941 was commanding the 11th Bn. Transferred from the 11th in November 1942 to be appointed Temporary Colonel.
Sold with 3 original M.I.D. certificates, warrant for the D.S.O. original Army Form B199A giving a full military career history, 2 photographs of him in uniform, photocopy M.I.C. and L.G. pages.