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To all Clients, Medal Collectors and Researchers, We can highly recommend the new \'Hardback\' publication - - \"In Oriente Primus\": A History of the Volunteer Forces in Malaya & Singapore The book by co-authors Johnathan Moffatt (co-author of the classic \'Moon Over Malaya\') and well known medal collector Paul Riches, has just recently been published. The ISBN reference is ISBN 978-0-9536470-5-7 Numbering just under 500 pages of text, this is the definitive reference source for biographical and medal related information on the men of the various Malaya and Singapore Volunteer units that served in the 20th Century, and in particular theMalaya Campaign of 1941-42. The book contains a useful summary of the origins and services of the various Volunteer units which is not otherwise available - in as much detail - in any other single source. Appendix \'A\' running to 335 pages, contains biographical details on an estimated 4000 +/- volunteers. Appendix \'B\' running to 116 pages contains details of Orders, Decorations, Long Service, Jubilee, Coronation and Efficiency medals awarded to all races and ranks of the Malaya and Singapore Volunteer forces. In short a \'must get\' reference book for anyone having an interest in the units, medals and services of the Far East Volunteers. Aberdeen Medals does not stock new publications, but we do actively promote new publications on behalf of deserving authors. The book can be ordered directly from Mr Jonnathan Moffatt who can be contacted at; - JonathanMoffatt@aol.com Kindly make reference to Aberdeen Medals when placing your order directly to Jonathan Moffatt. Note: The book is priced at GBP 25 plus postage
A 'Same Battalion & Regiment' Scottish family tragedy campaign medal group of 3: Sergeant Alexander Sinclair, 2nd Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders - 1914-15 Star (7591. Sjt. A. Sinclair, Cam’n Highrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (7591. Sjt. A. Sinclair, Cam’n Highrs.) - Interallied Victory Medal (7591. Sjt. A. Sinclair, Cam’n Highrs.) Alexander Sinclair was born in Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland and was the eldest of three brothers, all of whom were pre-war regulars serving in the samke battalion of the family regiment 2nd Battalion 'Cameron Highlanders'. Their father, Alexander, had served in the Cameron Highlanders as No. 1247 during the Nile Expedition, 1884-85, and with the Soudan Field Force, 1885-86. All three of his sons followed him into the regiment, with Alexander joining first, on 2 August 1906. The middle son, Hugh, enlisted on 20 June 1907 whilst the youngest, Frank, joined as No. 9245 on 16 February 1912. On the outbreak of war, all three sons were serving in India with the 2nd Cameron Highlanders – and all three landed in France with this battalion, in December 1914 At that time, their parents were living at 64 Dunard Street, Maryhill, Glasgow, with their father being “the respected vice-President” of the Glasgow Branch of the Cameron Highlanders’ Association. But, Mr and Mrs Sinclair were to lose “their whole family of three sons at the front”, as described in the 79th News; Quote, “The first to be killed was the youngest son, Private Frank Sinclair, who died from suffocation through the fall of the parapet of a trench on the 21st January [1915]. The eldest son, Sergeant Alexander Sinclair, was killed in action on the 5th February. Now news has reached home that the second son, Lance-Corporal Hugh Sinclair, has been killed in action at Ypres on the 14th April [1915]…” Unquote. The regimental journal then went on to report the sudden death of Mr Alexander Sinclair, aged 53, on 23 June 1916. Two of his sons – Sergeant Alexander and Corporal Hugh – are commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, whilst Private Frank Sinclair is buried at Voormezeele, Belgium. The medals are all contained in their orginal named card boxes of issue (as found) together with original pristine folded long lengths of silk watered ribands as issued Sold together with some copied extracts from the 79th News and the Regimental History Condition: EF
A Naval 'Russia Service' Great War campaign group of 4: Blacksmith Harry Langmead, Royal Navy, late H.M.S. Jupiter - 1914-15 Star (141980 Blk. H. Langmead, R.N.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (141980 Blk. H. Langmead,R.N.) - Interallied Victory Medal (141980 Blk. H. Langmead,R.N.) - Russia: Medal for Zeal. Nicholas II type (141980 H. Langmead, Blksh., H.M.S. Jupiter) Note: The Russian medal with impressed naming as issued, and mounted on a St.Anne Ribbon' Harry Langmead was born in Dartmouth, Devon on 9 February 1864. He enlisted into the Royal Navy on 8 September 1887. Rated as Blacksmith’s Crew aboard Indus in April 1888, he was promoted to Blacksmith in October 1889 when on the same vessel. Blacksmith Langmead was pensioned ashore on 6 September 1909 but returned to service during the Great War. He served on Jupiter, August 1914-May 1915 and was subsequently awarded the Russian Medal of Zeal. Blacksmith Langmead was demobilised on 5 February 1919 In January 1915 the Admiralty received a request for assistance from the Russian Government, the latter’s icebreaker used to keep open the passage to Archangel in the White Sea having broken down. In response the Royal Navy sent out the Tyne Guard Ship H.M.S. Jupiter, an old Majestic-class battleship. She departed for Archangel in February 1915, freeing en route a number of vessels stuck in the ice, occasionally by using explosive charges. She, too, sometimes became icebound, but still managed to make a major impression on the problem, improving the safe passage of numerous vessels, many of them laden with highly important war materials, among them the S.S. Thracia. The latter was taken in tow after the use of explosive charges to free her. Throughout these operations it was not unusual for the temperature to fall as low as minus 20 degrees, a hard test indeed on the morale and well being of the Jupiter’s crew. Her mission completed by May 1915, the Tzar expressed his gratitude by the presentation of a variety of Russian Honours and Awards to her crew Sold together with copied Naval service record and some other research The medals professionally court-mounted by Spink. The mounting bar with the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A \'Malaya\' Emergency B.E.M. pair: Staff Sergeant Joseph George Hills, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers late Berkshire Regiment - British Empire Medal (Military). GVI Issue (5334915 S.Sgt Joseph G. Hills, R.E.M.E.) - GSM 1918. GVI second issue with clasp \'Malaya\' (5334915 S.Sgt Joseph G. Hills, R.E.M.E.) The award of the British Empire Medal to Staff Sergeant Joseph George Hills was published in the London Gazette of 13 December 1949, and was an award for services in Malaya - the respective recommendation for the award can be accessesed through The National Archives website search engine The recipients unique Army Number indicates that he first enlisted sometime prior to 1942 into the Berskshire Regiment, and hence would have qualifying service for some un-named Second World War campaign medals Condition: VF
'Gross Ordensspange' group of 4: - Iron Cross second class (magnetic centres) With 'K.O.' stamp on supension ring - Brunswick: War Merit Cross - Germany Honour Cross 1914-18 Combattant. With makers marks on reverse - Imperial Germany 'Landwehr' Service Medal 2nd Class Note: The group mounted from contemporary ribands, presumably as worn by the recpient Condition: VF
'Gross Ordensspange' or 'Parade Mount' group of 6: - Iron Cross second class (magnetic centres). With 'K.O.' stamp on supension ring - Imperial Germany 15 Years Long Service Cross - Germany Honour Cross 1914-18 Combattant - Imperial Germany: War Merit Cross for War Aid - Austria: War Service Medal 1914-18 with Swords - Hungary: War Service Medal 1914-18 Condition: GVF
'Jungle Fighter's' post-war era campaign service group of 3: Rifleman Dorje Gurung, 6th Gurkha Rifles - War Medal - General Service Medal 1918. GVI & clasp 'Malaya' (21135214 Rfn Dorje Gurung, 6 GR) - India: Independence Medal 1947 (21135214 Rfn Dorje Gurung GR) Notes with the group indicate that Dorje Gurung who was born in 1927 enlisted into the Indian Army on 9 October 1944, and transferred to the British Army on 1 January 1948. He served in India, Burma, Malaya and Hong Kong prior to taking his final discharge on 10 October 1959 The medals mounted untidily swing style, suspended from contemporary frayed ribbons. The mounting brooch retaining it's pin to reverse, and almost certainly 'as-worn' by the recipient 'In the Hills'. Condition: VF
'Mentioned-in-Despatches' campaign group of 8 to a 'Jock' who 'Dropped Four of the Enemy' at the reconnaisance of Dargai, North West Frontier of India: Sergeant Major William Rennie, Gordon Highlanders - IGS 1895. 'ROC' 'PF 97-78' 'Tirah 97-98' (2967 Pte W. Rennie 1st Bn Gord: Highrs) - QSA Medal. 'CC' 'Pa' 'Drief' 'Joh' 'Belfast' (2967 Sgt W. Rennie, Gordon Highrs:) - KSA Medal. With 2 x dated S.Africa clasps (2967 Serjt: W. Rennie, Gordon Highrs:) - 1914-15 Star (2967. C.S.Mjr. W. Rennie. Gord.Highrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (2967 W.O.Cl.2. W. Rennie. Gordons.) - Interalled Victory Medal (2967 W.O.Cl.2. W. Rennie. Gordons.) - Military Meritorious Service. GVI 'Ind Imp' legend (2967 Sjt Maj. W. Rennie. Gordons.) - Military LS & GC Medal. EDVII issue (2967 C.Sjt: W. Rennie, Gordon Hdrs) Note: IGS 1895 with customised side carriage clasp attachment between earliest and second clasp - and typical thus. The QSA with re-pinned claw. Both QSA and KSA with clipped lugs on upper clasps. All campaign and long service medals and clasps confirmed in the respective medal rolls (ref WO 100/78 & WO 100/89 for IGS 1895; WO 100/203 for QSA and WO 100/343 for the KSA) and the medal index card for the Great War campaign medals Important: William Rennie received a rare honour - for an 'Other-Rank' - of Mention-in-Despatches for his forward gallantry in the 'Reconnaissance of Dargai' on 18 October 1897, the award being published in the London Gazette of 1 March 1898, as under; Unquote, No 2697, Private W. Rennie, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders, who shot down four of the enemy at very close quarters Unquote. A rare award of a 'Mention-in-Despatches' to a Private soldier of this period William Rennie, was a native of Burthol Chappel, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where he was born circa 1870. By trade he described himself as a 'Farm Servant' and was 18 years and 3 months of age when he enlisted at Aberdeen, Scotland, on 30 May 1888, for service with the British Army, and his local regiment, the 'Gordon Highlanders'. William subsequently served overseas in Ceylon for 1 years and 19 days between 1890-1891, and then in India for 6 years and 275 days between 1892-1898, during which time he served in the Chitral campaign of 1895, and was again in the thick of the fighting on the North West Frontier of India during the Punjab Frontier and Tirah expeditions of 1897-1898, during which both William and his regiment covered themselves in glory for their forward gallantry at Dargai in October 1897. After returning with 1/Gordons to the United Kingdom in October 1898, William was appointed Lance Corporal on 23 February 1899, and promoted to Corporal on 19 April 1899. He continued to serve with 1/Gordons throughout the duration of the South African War, serving a total of 2 years and 348 days in South Africa between 9 November 1899 to 22 October 1902. While in South Africa, and during the war, William was promoted to Sergeant on 4 January 1902. Shortly after his return to the United Kingdoim he married Helen Wark Watson at Edinburgh, Scotland, in December 1902. Still serving with 1/Gordons, William was on 25 February 1907, further promoted to Colour Sergeant and appointed 'Instructor of Musketery'. On 30 November 1908, he was transferred to the staff of the 4th 'City of Aberdeen' (Territorial Force) Battalion Gordon Highlanders, which battalion he continued to serve with through to 18 December 1916. Evidently a skilled marksman and valuable regimental instructor of musketery, William also passed a course of instruction in 'Care and Inspection of Small Arms and Machine Guns' at Enflield Lock, England, on 16 December 1913. Company Sergeant Major Rennie first entered theatre of war 'France' on 19 February 1915, serving with 1/4th Gordons in France and Flanders for 1 year and 303 days between 19 February 1915 to 18 December 1916, during which his battalion served at the battle of Loos and elsewhere on the Western Front. After return to the United Kingdom in December 1916, Company Sergeant Major Rennie was posted to the 3rd Battalion Gordon Highlanders on 18 December 1916, and then to 42nd Training Reserve Battalion Gordon Highlanders on 12 February 1917. William was promoted Acting Sergeant Major on 13 March 1917 and remained with the 42nd Training Reserve Battalion of his regiment until he took his final discharge from the British Army on 21 January 1918. Sold together with a soft-copy of a superb named group photograph of Sergeants of the 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders taken at Aldershot in 1908, wherein Colour Sergeant Rennie is shown seated second from the left on the front row, with his Indian and Soputh African War medal up - before him on his right is Pipe-Major George McLennan, widely regarded as the finest Piper to have served with the Gordons. Note this photograph to be sent to the buyer by email attachment Service papers for the recipient are extant and available at The National Archives Condition: Pre 1914 medals polished GF the others about VF and better
'Sterling silver', Royal Mint issue mounting brooch for British Gallantry medals / orders, (D.F.C., A.F.C., G.M., M.B.E. etc) The brooch is marked 'Sterling' on reverse and is complete with original long hinged pin and clasp fittings This type of brooch is an integral fitting issued with many Second World War era British gallantry decorations for example the Distinguished Fkying Cross, Air Force Cross, George Medal, Member of the British Empire etc Condition: EF
1/2 Lothians and Border Horse: A crudely cast Pipers cap badge The badge retaining original two long lugs as reverse fittings Condition: GF
12th (Service) Battalion of York and Lancaster Regiment (The Sheffield Pals): Brass shoulder title The badge complete and retaining the original lug fittings to reverse. Condition: VF
13th Canadian Infantry Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada): Officers large bronze collar badge, St.Andrew with subsidiary title '13 Canada'. A fine and distinguished battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force The badge retaining both of the original lugs as reverse fittings Condition: VF
162 Heavy Battery Forth Heavy Brigade Royal Artillery (T.A.). 'Range Finding' Competition Prize Medal A massive silver (with Edinburgh, Scotland silver hallmarks on reverse of plachet and supsnion bar). The medal planchet measures approx 56mm wide, and 80mm long and 2.5mm thick. With blue silk stiched riband, this fitted with an ornate integral top brooch bar, this retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings to reverse Obverse: The legend '162 Heavy Battery Forth Heavy Brigade Royal Artillery (T.A.)', and in centre the insignia of the Royal Artillery (Kings Crown) and beneath the badge a scroll engraved 'Range Finding' Reverse: A panel engraved with lists of past winners, showing rank, name and year. The winners starting in 1931 and ending in 1938 Note: the item for sale here is the Artillery Medal here described only - the lot does not included the single BWM, which has been added to an illustration for size comparison purposes only Condition: GVF
18 x inches, or 45.72 x cms contemporary watered silk weave medal ribbon for the 1914, or 1914-15 Star \'Trio\' Comprising 6 x inches or 15.24 x cms each of; - 1914 Star ribbon - British War Medal ribbon - Allied Victory Medal ribbon These ribbons are of English inter-war period manufacture from former \'Military Tailors\' stock. These ribbons are unused and uncreased and present a rare opportunity to refurbish cherished medals with a quality ribbon now no longer manufactured IMPORTANT: Only limited stock remain Condition: Very Good
1902 Coronation Medal. London County Council Metropolitan Fire Brigade reverse (Joseph Bucknell) Note: Reference 'Medal Year Book 2013' only an estimated 1000 x medals issued to the London Fire Brigade Joseph Bucknell was a native of Wandsworth, England, where he was born circa 1867. The 1891 National Census for England and Wales records him therein as employed as a 'Coachman Groom' and resident with his wife Sarah and 2 x children at the Fire Brigade Station located at Bishopsgate Street, City of London, By the time of the 1901 Census, he was 33 years of age, and is recorded as being employed as a Fireman by the London County Council, and being resident with his wife Sarah, and 6 of their children at the L.C.C. Fire Station located at 39 Redcross Street, Parish of St Giles, City of London. By the time of the 1911 Cenus, Joseph was employed as a 'Night Fireman', residing at 37 Mintern Street, Hoxton, Shoreditch, London with his wife Sarah and 9 x children, of which 8 were the off-spring of Joseph and Sarah Bucknell - another was a nephew. He is recorded as having died sometime in the first quarter of 1936 at Lambeth, Greater London Condition: GVF
1911 Coronation Medal. County and Borough Police reverse (P.C. Walter Fairhead. Gt.Yarmouth Police.) Important: Officially engraved in the serif engraved style associated with this and other county of Norfolk police forces Recipient was a Police Constable serving with the Great Yarmouth Police Walter John Fairhead was a native of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, where he was born circa 1873. He is recorded as being a 'Shoemaker' in the 1891 Census, but by the time of the 1901 Census is shown as already being employed as a Police Constable. Walter is recorded in the 1911 National Census for England and Wales, as being 38 years of age and employed as a Police Constable with the Borough Council. At the time of the Census he was residing with his wife, Emma, at No 12 Swirles Buildings, Middel Market Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Walter died in Norfolk on 2 March 1948, elaving effects of the value of GBP 610 to his widow, Emma A very scarce to medal issue when named to this small borough police force Condition: Toned with couple of tiny edge nicks GVF
1911 Coronation Medal. London Fire Brigade (Fireman A. F. Pearcey.) Note: Reference 'Medal Year Book 2013' only an estimated 1374 x medals issued to the London Fire Brigade Albert Frederick Pearcey was a native of London, England - and a true Cockney - having been born in 'Bow' circa where he was born circa 1881. The 1911 National Census for England and Wales records him therein as being employed as a 'Fireman London Fire Brigade' and resident with his wife Lilly and 2 x children at the Fire Brigade Station, Faraday Road, North Kensington, Londo. He is recorded as having died sometime in the last quarter of 1941 at Brentford, Middlesex Condition: Toned EF
1914 / 1914-1915 Star medal riband. Original inter-wars silk (moire) manufactured ribbon A single length of un-used, un-creased, and un-marked silk medal ribbon. Measures approx 8 x inches (20.32 cms) length Condition: Excellent
1914 Star and dated clasp trio of 'name erased' campaign medals Note: The clasp fitted on the 1914 Star riband is a contemporary 'tailors' gilt copy. The medals all skimmed / name erased The medals each fitted with 8 inch lengths of used contemporary silk watered (moire) ribands, as once worn Condition: GVF
1914 Star. No clasp (2469 Pte. T. Walker. 2/R. Scots.) Thomas Walker a pre-1914 regular soldier, is recorded on his Medal index Card as first having entered theatre of war \'France\' on 23 September 1914 - and almost certainly a \'Reservist\' recalled for service with 2nd Battalion Royal Scots. He was not awarded and issued with a dated clasp and roses. He subsequently transferred to the Labour Corps at some point Sold together with a copy of the respective Medal index Card which will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment Condition: VF
1914 Star. No clasp (7695 Pte. J. Searle, R. Dub. Fus.) The recipient landed in France and Flanders with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers on 20 September 1914 His Medal Index Card is notated to show that the recipient was \'Missing\' at some time during the Great War, and that a Mr James Searle claimed the medals of \'Deceased\' on 8 December 1923. Presumably the claimant was the father of the recipient. The claimant residing at Mountrath, Queens County, Ireland Sold with copy Medal Index card Condition: GF
1914 Star. No clasp (7825 Pte. J. Gilhooly, Cam’n. Highrs.) James Gilhooly, a native of Leith, Scotland, was born at Southfield, on 29 March 1889, the son of Patrick Gilhooly of 20 Sandport Street, Leith, Edinburgh, formerly Street, Broxburn, West Lothian, by his wife, Margaret Ann, daughter of Thomas Armstrong Educated at Portobello and was employed for a time as an oilworker prior to enlistment on 25 February 1907. He served in the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders for seven years with the colours and upon discharge was employed as a butler in the Gilmerton District and later at the Kings Arms Hotel, Melrose He was called up in August 1914, at the outbreak of the Great War. He served in France and Flanders with the 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders, with which unit he entered that theatre of war on 14 August 1914 Initially he was posted as wounded and missing in actiuon following the battle of the Aisne on 14 September 1914. This was later corrected to be recorded as 'Killed-in-Action' on that date. He was 25 years of age Sold together with accompanying research including copy Medal Index Card Condition: GVF
1914 Star. No clasp (8251 Pte. J. Shorthouse, K.O. Sco. Bord.) John Shorthouse, was a native of Bishopbriggs, Lanark, Scotland. His Medal Index Card shows that he first entered theatre of war France & Flanders on 21 September 1914. He is confirmed as being 'Killed-in-Action' on 18 November 1914, while serving with 2nd Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers. At the time of his death he was 32 years of age, and he left a widowed wife, Elizabeth H. Shorthouse who resided at 122 Main Street, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, Scotland Sold together with copied research including Medal Index Card Condition: GVF
1914 Star. No clasp (9066 Pte. G. Smith, 1/Wilts. R.) George Henry Smith, a native of Fosbury, Berskshire, England, enlisted for the British Army at Devizes, Wiltshire. He first entered theatre of war France & Flanders on 14 August 1914. He was \'Killed-in-Action\' on 27 October 1914, while serving with \'\'B\'\' Coy, 1st Battalion Wiltshire Regiment. At the time of his death he was just 19 years of age. He was the son of Herbert and Anna Elizabeth Smith2, who resided at Weir Cottages, Old Burghclere, Newbury, Berkshire. Sold together with copied research including Medal Index Card Condition: GVF
1914 Star. No clasp (9193 Pte. A. Brooks. 2/R. Scots.) Important: Private Andrew Brooks, 1st/4th Battalion Royal Scots, is confirmed as having \'Died-of-Wounds\' in Palestine on 13 November, 1917 - his remains being interred at Gaza War Cemetery Andrew Brooks a native of Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, was aged 19 years and 1 month when he enlisted for service with the British Army and a career with his home-town regiment the Royal Scots, at Edinburgh on 2 March 1905. At the his time of enlistment he declared his occupation to have been \'Town Labourer\'. After training his was posted to 1st Battalion Royal Scots, and with them served overseas on Garrison Duty in India, between 16 February 1907 - 30 January 1913. He embarked for return to the United Kingdom on 31 January 1913, and for transfer the Army Reserve effective February 1913. On the outbreak of the Great War, Andrew was recalled from the reserve being mobilized at Glencorse on 5 August 1914, and posted to the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots on 7 August 1914. On 11 August he landed in theatre of war \'France\' and remained there until 19 June 1916. On subsequent posting to 1/4 Royal Scots he served overseas in Palestine with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, where he \'Died-of-Wounds\' received in action on 13 November 1917. In total Andrew Brooks served a total of 12 years and 257 days - and was evidently considered a very good soldier, as his military conduct had earlier been described as \'Exemplary\'. In his will and testament he left his belongings to his fiancee Miss A. Cunningham, 2 Dunbar Close, 137, Canongate, Edinburgh The Medal Index Card shows that no dated clasp or roses were issued to the next of kin of Private Brooks Note: The service papers for Andrew Brooks are extant at The National Archives, Kew, London Sold together with a copy of the respective Medal index Card which will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment Condition: VF
1914 Star. No clasp (963 Pte. A. Luker. 1/North’d Fus.) Important: Private Alfred Luker 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers was ‘Killed-in-Action’ 9 September 1914 Note: Entitlement to 1914 Star, and the issue of a dated clasp, confirmed on respective Medal Index Card (Reference The National Archives) Alfred Luker, the son of Alfred Luker of 7 Ebenezer Terrace, Wymondham, Norfolk, England, was a native of Chiswick. Middlesex. England, where he was born circa 1887. Alfred had enlisted for the British Army, and service with the 1st Battalion Northmberland Fusiliers, before 1908. Prior to the Great War, Alfred had already experienced overseas campaign service with 1/Northumberland Fusiliers, having qualified for the Indian General Service Medal 1908, with clasp ‘North West Frontier 1908’. In 1914, Alfred entered theatre of war ‘France’ on 13 August 1914, and was killed-in-action the following month on 9 September 1914. Alfred’s sacrifice is commemorated at the La Ferte-sous-Jouarre CWGC memorial, France Condition: VF
1914 Star. No clasp (No 924 L.Nk Miran Baz, 11 / Mule Corps) Condition: GVF
1914 Star. No clasp (No. 1071 Dvr. Waris, 2/Mule Corps.) Recipient was a Driver serving with the 2nd Mule Corps of the Indian Army Condition: VF
1914 Star. No clasp (W. Brightwell. Amer: Amb: Hosp:) Important: Medal entitlement confirmed on the respective extant Medal Index Card(s) wherein Orderley William Brightwell an 'Orderly' serving with the American Ambulance Hospital is confirmed as having qualified for the 1914 Star, and having submitted a claim for the medal on 4 December 1918 Note: Only an estimated 112 x 1914 Stars awarded to all ranks of the American Ambulance Hospital There is no indication on his Medal Index Card(s), that he was ever issued or claimed the British War and Interallied Victory Medals William Brightwell has 2 x forwarding addresses on the reverse of his Medal Index Card(s), viz 147 Kensington, Liverpool and 18 Ainger Road, Primrose Hill, London William John Cecil Brightwell was a native of St.Pancras, London, England, where he was born on 31 October 1891. The 1911 National Census for England and Wales records him as then residing with his parents and brother at the family residence at 18 Ainger Road, Primrose Hill, London, his occupation cited as 'Bank Clerk'. William Brightwell is reported to have died in Oxford, England, sometime in the last quarter of 1981 Reference the Journal of the Orders and Research Society, Volume 19 Spring 1980 Journal 1978, for an illustrated article by the late Hal Giblin writing about this particualr medal and awards of the 1914 Star to the American Ambulance Hospital Of the 112 x 1914 Stars to this unit, 87 x medals were to females and 25 awarded to males. The 14 x orderlies, including William Brightwell, were all male An extremely rare unit to find this medal to on the market Condition: EF
1914 Star. No clasp but riband fitted with original silver \'Rosette\' (10406 L.Cpl. A. Thompson. 1/Gord:Highrs) Important: The recipient is confirmed as having been captured and made Prisoner-of-War in 1914 (the respective Medal Index Card refers) Lance Corporal Alexander Thompson of 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders is confirmed as having entered theatre of war \'France and Flanders\' on 13 August 1914 Condition: GVF
1914 Star. The riband fitted with clasp '5th Aug-22nd Nov, 1914' (T1-675, Dvr R.W. Todd, A.S.C.) Note: The clasp is a contemporary tailors copy, with slider fittment to reverse of clasp Richard W. Todd is confirmed from his Medal Index Card as having first entered a theatre of war 'France' on 16 August 1914, where he was serving with Headquarters 3rd Division, Army Service Corps A soft copy of the respective Medal index Card will be forwarded to the buyer Condition: GVF
1914 Star. With a contemporary taliors copy dated clasp (8012 Pte. A. T. Byrne, 2/Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.) Arthur Thomas Byrne, a native of Southwark, Surrey, enlisted for the British Army at Folkestone, Kent. He first entered theatre of war France & Flanders on 14 August 1914. He is confirmed as being \'Killed-in-Action\' 8 September 1915 while serving with 2nd Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. At the time of his death he was 27 years of age and his next of kin were his parents Thomas and Elizabeth Byrne who resided at 56 Marshall Street, Folkestone, Kent Sold together with copied research including Medal Index Card Condition: GF
1914-15 Star An original un-named (not erased) example Condition: GVF
1914-15 Star (2.Lt: J. Lamb. Cam'n Highrs.) Lieutenant John Lamb, was commissioned on 13 November 1914 (he had previously been a Private in the 15th Battalion Royal Scots). He was promoted Lieutenant on 1 July 1917. He served with the 6th Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, in France and Flanders from 5 October 1915, and was later invalided to the United Kingdom on on 13 May 1916, and later rejoined 6/Camerons on 1 February 1917. Posted to 1st Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders on 22 June 1918. He subsequently served as a Lieutenant with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, in the 'Black Sea' theatre of operations between August 1918 until May 1919 The recipients Medal Index Card shows two residential addresses in Scotland being; 23, Melville Terrace, Edinburgh and, 31, Telford Road, Inverness Note: The above details were extrapolated from Volume VII of the Camerons regimental history, and the recipients MIC Condition: GVF
1914-15 Star (2202 Pte J.A. Thomson, Gord Highrs) Riband faded and medal fresh to the market for the first time Condition: VF
1914-15 Star (G-510 L.Cpl P. Thompson. E.Kent R.) Important: Percy Thompson was 'Killed-in-Action' on 13 October 1915 Note: Medal has at one time been brooched on reverse - but this has not affected the naming - and most probably done for for wear by a Widow, Mother or other female next of kin in memory of their fallen loved one casualty Lance Corporal Percy Thompson was a native of St. Andrew's, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, England, where he had been born circa 1887 - and a member of a large and prosperous local professional family, his father being an Architect. Before the Great War he was a resident of Broadstairs, Kent. Percy enlisted for service with the British Army at Ramsgate, Kent, and was posted to the 6th Battalion East Kent Regiment which unit was more popularly known as 'The Buffs'. Percy first entered theatre of war 'France' on 1 June 1915, and is recorded as being 'Killed-in-Action' on 13 October 1915. His name is now commemorated on the CWGC Loos Memorial in France. Notations on the reverse of his Medal Index Card show that his medals were claimed by next-of-kin on 11 November 1925, subsequently being despatched to address of Clarence Villas, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham Condition: VF
1914-15 Star (L-3794 Bmbr: W. Dyson. R.F.A.) Note: Bombardier Walter Syson is confirmed as having qualified for a 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Interallied Victory Medal per his extant Medal Index Card (accessible at The National Archives) that shows that he first entered theatre of war 'France' on 28 November 1915 while serving with the Royal Field Artillery Important: Bomardier Walter Dyson, of "A" Bty. 148th Brigade Royal Field Artillery is confirmed as having 'Died of Wounds' in France and Flanders on 27 April 1918. He is commemorated Walter Dyson, the son of Frederick and Mary Dyson, of Roundhay, Leed, was a native of Bramely, Yorkshire, England, and who had enlisted for service at Liverpool. At the time of his death he was 28 years. His remains are buried at Arneke British Cemetery, Nord, France Condition: EF
1914-15 Star (Lieut. A. Ogilvy. Cam\'n Highrs) Important: Recipient confirmed \'Wounded-in-Action\' and \'Mentioned-in-Despatches\' Allister Ogilvy was born circa 1887-88, and resided at Holme Lea, Kelso, Scotland (this address appears on the reverse of his Medal Index Card). During the Great War he served with the 7th (Service) Battalion Queen\'s Own Cameron Highlanders, and first entered theatre of war, France, in the summer of 1915. He served as the Battalion Transport Officer, and is confirmed as being \'Wounded-in-Action\' on 17 August 1916, during the Battle of the Somme - on that same day 7/Camerons suffered 241 x \'All Ranks\' casualties, of which 5 Officers were killed and 9, including Allister were wounded. For his services in France & Flanders he was awarded a \'Mention-in-Despatches\' (LG 4 January 1917). His promotions while serving with 7/Camerons were; 2nd Lieutenant 9 November 1914; Lieutenant 1 April 1915; Captain 13 December 1915. He was posted to the General List in 1917, and by the time the Great War ended was holding the \'Temporary\' rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. Post-War, Allister worked overseas for many years in various African countires. He was a Civil Servant in Gold Coast, and latterly was employed in Portuguese East Africa (Mozambique) and South Africa as an Estate Manager Sold together with a copy of the respective Medal index Card which will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment Condition: GVF
1914-15 Star (No.1653. Farr Lal Khan. 23/Cavy.) The recipient held the appointment of 'Farrier' while serving with the 23rd Cavalry, a regiment of the Indian Army Condition: GVF
1914-15 Star (W.J. Harris, Fmn., M.F.A.) Recipient was a Fireman serving with the Mercantile Fleet Auxiliary Condition: VF
1914-15 Star. With companion numbered Silver War Badge on riband (80646. Gnr. T. Myl.Roi. R.F.A.) The Silver War Badge, which retains it's original pin and clasp fittings, is numbered 287587 Important: Thomas Mylroi was a unique name in the British Army during the Great War - and is also unique in the England and Wales Census for the preceding period 1901-1911 Gunner Thomas Mylroi of the Royal Field Artillery was a native of Lonan, Isle of Man, where he had been born circa 1897-98. In 1911, he was residing at 31 Derby Square, Douglas, Isle of Man, with his parents and siblings. He enlisted in the British Army on 23 February 1915, joining the Royal Field Artillery. The respective Medal Index Card confirms that he first entered theatre of war 'France' on 12 July 1915. Thomas was subsequently discharged from the British Army on 21 December 1917, due to sickness (the Silver War Badge roll refers), at his time of discharge his parent unit was shown as being 27th Brigade R.F.A. Condition: VF
1939-45 Star A Royal Mint issue Condition: GVF
1939-45 Star A \'Royal Mint\' issue Condition: GVF
1939-45 Star Un-named as issued A Royal-Mint issue Condition: GVF
1947-72 Jubilee of Independence Medal An un-named example Condition: VF
25 Years Jubilee of Independence Medal (6759429 Hav S.Ram, A.M.C.) Medal named to an NCO serving in the Army Medical Corps Condition: VF
37th Hampshire Regiment Best Shot Medal: Best Shot 'Lewis Gun' 1937 (Pte R. Hutchings) Obverse: The silver medal topped by crossed 'Lewis Guns' and ‘crowned 37’ suspension, with gilt band inscribed, ‘Best Shot. Lewis Gun 1937 Pte R. Hutchings’ ‘7’ of ‘1937’ - the latter 7 in date being re-engraved. Reverse; crossed rifles within a wreath. The medal complete with it's issue silk riband in the regimental colours and with integral top brooch riband bar, this latter retaining it's hinged pin and clasp fittings The medal contained in it's original 'Phillips, Aldershot' fitted case of issue, the lid of which is inscribed in gilt, ‘1st Bn. The Hampshire Regt.’ with regimental emblem Widely - and in our opinion rightly - considered the most impressive and substantial of all regimentally struck 'Best Shot' medals awarded by the infantry regiments of the British Army post 1881. The regimental series of the Hampshire Regiment included several other categories of shooting, for example; Rifle, Pistol, Machine-Gun etc, each distinguished by having a miniature crossed representation of the respective weapon as the prominent medal suspension Important: A search of the corresponding medal rolls for the period show that there was only 1 x 'R. Hutchings' serving in 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment circa 1937, and who qualified for any campaign medal - this being No 5497895 Private R.H.J. Hutchings (ref WO 100/505 GSM 1918 campaign medal roll for Palestine). Corporal Robert Horace Joseph Hutchings, is recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as having died during the Second World War, his date of death being 16 April 1943. The remains of Corporal Hutchings are interred at Kantara War Memorial Cemetery in Egypt. Robert Hutchings was 26 years of age at the time of his death, and was a native of Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, his mother being Clara Hutchings of Stamshaw, Portsmouth, England Condition: EF
37th Hampshire Regiment Best Shot Medal: Best Shot Lewis Gun (Runner Up) 1928 Obverse: The silver medal topped by crossed 'Lewis Guns' and ‘crowned 37’ suspension, with band inscribed 'Best Shot Lewis Gun (Runner Up) 1928'. Reverse; crossed rifles within a wreath. The medal complete with it's issue silk riband in the regimental colours and with integral top brooch riband bar, this latter retaining it's hinged pin and clasp fittings The medal contained in it's original 'Phillips, Aldershot' fitted case of issue, the lid of which is inscribed in gilt, ‘1st Bn. The Hampshire Regt.’ with regimental emblem Widely - and in our opinion rightly - considered the most impressive and substantial of all regimentally struck 'Best Shot' medals awarded by the infantry regiments of the British Army post 1881. This regimental series of the Hampshire Regiment included several other categories of shooting, for example; Rifle, Pistol, Machine-Gun etc., each distinguished by having a miniature crossed representation of the respective weapon as the prominent medal suspension Condition: EF
39th Garhwal Rifles (Indian Army). Pair of Great War period Officers sholuder titles, being blackened brass. The badges complete and retaining original reverse lug fittings. Condition: VF
3rd Gurkha Rifles: Silver hallmarked (1912) Officer's pouch belt plate The badge with Birmingham hallmarks and makers marks 'B & P' (Bent & Parker). A laurel wreath with entwined scrolls which bear the regiment's pre-Great War battle honours 'Ahmed Khel' 'Burma 85-87' 'Punjab Frontier' 'Afghanistan 78-80' 'Chitral' and 'Tirah'; surmounted by the crowned cypher of Queen Alexandra resting on a tablet inscribed with the battle honour 'Delhi'. Inside the wreath a Maltese cross with in centre a circlet inscribed with title 'Third Gurkha Rifles' surrounding crossed kukris with the numeral '3' between the blades The badge complete with four posts to reverse, each of which retains is fitted with it's original silver screw nut A rare item of Indian Army insignia from the Edwardian era of the British Raj Condition: EF
4 x Victorian era medal brooches / buckles This including 2 x maker marked examples, including one by 'Hunt & Roskell'. The three pronged buckle 'sans' reverse pin and clasp, and the engraved buckle with missing clasp on reverse clasp post Condition: VF
47th Sikhs War Record The Great War 1914-18 9 (Picton Publishing reprint, England 1992) The regiment was heavily engaged in France & Flanders and later Mesopotamia. The text liberally dotted with names and anecdotal references to identified Indian soldiers (all ranks) - many of them being award winners, or those recommended for decorations. The appendices contain much of use, including a detailed list of Honours & Awards 321 pages Condition: With DJ. Binding and contents Fine
50th Anniversary of Independence Medal (0 51504 F SLT W. Sharma, I.N.) Presumably the F prefix before the rank of Sub Lieutenant denotes an award to an Indian Navy Officer in the flying branch, or Female? Medal mounted as worn Condition: GVF
50th Anniversary of Independence Medal (7775609 Nk A. Kumar, C.M.P.) The regimental abbreviation is poorly indented on the medal - but the unique army number would support the unit identification as being a medal to the Corps of Military Police Condition: GVF
57th Wilde's Rifles (Frontier Force) Indian Army. Officers Pouch Belt Plate. Hallmarked silver 1905 A very fine die-struck badge of the type worn in period 1903-1922 Dimensions are approx; Height: 85mm. Width: 75mm This with English makers marks 'J.R.G. & S' (J.R. Gaunt & Son) and silver hallmarks for Birmingham 1905. The hallmarks on obverse either side of the tops of the laurel leaves Badge comprises a voided circlet with legend legend “Wilde’s Rifles” with King's Crown above. In the centre are numerals '57' these latter attached to a customised replacement 'Prussian Blue' cloth backing - the facings of Widle's Rifles was Prussian Blue! The circlet surrounded by laurel leaves emblazoned with battle honours “Delhi" "Lucknow" "Afghanistan" "China 1900” with "Frontier Force" subsidiary scroll title at foot of badge, scroll to the wreath with a two part scroll beneath with legend “Frontier Force” Reverse of badge retains it's original three screw posts Condition: GVF
74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot. Officers plaid brooch Obverse: A large (approx 99mm dimension) white metal quoit. In the centre a massive facetted citrine quartz stone. The quoit face finely engraved with thistles and 13 x battle honours with those for India (Seringaptam and Assaye) on top and other 11 for the Peninsular War on either side, with 'Fuentez (sic) Donor' heading those on right side, and 'Busaco' heading those on the left, with honour 'Peninsula' at the centre of the base. With a regimental title scroll beneath in roman numerals "LXXIV" Reverse: A convex dome (as a recess for the citrine stone) with screw attachment in centre. Together with original 'arched' stout pin and clasp fittings. Some light mostly indistinct etchings including the numeral 4 etched three times in different places, and in another area the number 200 and below that the spaced letters SS No makers marks - but the craftsmanship is similar to other bespoke insignia retailed by the London based regimental outfitters 'Meyer & Mortimer' A magnificent item of 19th century regimental insignia worn by officers of the 74th Highlanders during the early years of the reign of Queen Victoria In the Army Reforms of 1881, the 74th Highlanders were re-styled to become the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry NOTE: The images shown have been taken using a flat-bed scanner, and hence appear a little mis-shapen. In reality the badge is of course perfectly symetrical..... Provenance: Christies 23 November 2011. Lot 202 Condition: GVF
74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot: Officer's white metal plaid brooch. Victorian pre 1881 Approximately 100mm wide Obverse: The quoit, mounted with a massive central ornament of facetted glass or quartz, and finely engraved with a thistle wreath and 'India' battle honours for Assaye, Seringapatam, and another 11 battle honours for the Napoleonic Wars, and scroll containing regimental roman numerals 'LXXIV' Reverse: Plain. Retaining the original long stout hinged pin and clasp fittings An attractive item of regimental insignia as worn by officers of the 74th Highlanders (the regiment subsequently became 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry in 1881) Condition: GVF
93rd Sutherland Highlanders: An Officers silver (hallmarked) plaid brooch (1836) Approximately 96mm wide An exceptionally fine, late Hanoverian period (Georgian era) manufactured item of officers insignia. This made during the reign of King William IV Obverse: The voided silver quoit, bearing a circlet inscribed 'Sutherland Highlanders' within a thistle wreath Reverse: Edinburgh Hallmarks for 1836, with fine ornate engraved initials W.H.R.B. (and almost certainly the name of a officer who wore the brooch). The badge retaining the original long sout hinged pin and clasp fittings An exceptionally rare item of regimental insignia - as indeed is any surviving Highland Regiments insignia worn during the reign of King William IV Condition: GVF
93rd Sutherland Highlanders: An Officers silver or white metal (no hallmarks) plaid brooch pre 1881 Approximately 96mm wide An exceptionally fine, early Victorian manufactured item of officers insignia Obverse: The voided silver quoit, bearing a circlet inscribed 'Sutherland Highlanders' within a thistle wreath Reverse: Retaining the original long stout hinged pin and clasp fittings An exceptionally fine and scarce item of Victorian regimental insignia to the regiment that won undying fame as 'The Thin Red Line' for their stalwart steadfastness at the 'Heights of Balaklava' during the Crimean War, when the regiment repulsed a massed attack by several thousand Russian cavalry Condition: GVF
9th 'Glasgow Highlanders' Battalion, Highland Light Infantry Regiment: EIIR issue white metal issue glengarry badge, retaining both copper lugs/loops to reverse This badge was only in use circa 1953-1959 Condition: EF
9th Gurkha Rifles Shoulder Belt Badge An officers large 'Kings Crown' white metal shoulder belt badge, bearing title '9 Gurkhas'. Approximate measurements of the badge are; 100mm x 75mm Reverse retaining the original 4 x screw posts A scarce item of insignia from the pre-1947 Indian Army - and most likely pre 1914 Condition: VF
9th Lancers: 'Kings Crown' White Metal cap badge From the era of the World Wars - and of the type worn by the 'Delhi Spearmen' during the Great War The reverse of the badge retaining the original fitted slider Condition: GVF
A rare Piper casualty's confirmed Great War campaign medal and 'Croix De Guerre' group of 3: Piper Peter Paterson 4th 'City of Aberdeen' Battalion, Gordon Highlanders (Territorial Force) - British War Medal. Silver issue (3733 Pte. P. Paterson. Gordons.) - Interallied Victory Medal (3733 Pte. P. Paterson. Gordons.) - France: Croix De Guerre, 'Avec Palme'. Reverse dated 1914-18 Sold together with: A. Silver War Badge (B303080 - and confirmed as recipients on the SWB Roll) B. Named identity bracelet fitted to fob chain 'P. Paterson 3733 Pres. 4. Gordon.Hrs/ Important: All medals, and both numbers confirmed per the respective Medal Index Card, and the London Gazette (Reference LG issue of 7 October 1919, page 12407, wherin he is listed as 'Piper'), as being the recipients full and complete medal entitlement Reference 'Pipes of War' it is confirmed that at the Battle of the Marne, Piper Peter Paterson played his company into action to the skirl of the pipes! Quote, During the trench fighting the pipers were mostly used behind the front line, and in marching the battalion to and from the rest billets. Subsequently, in open fighting, the company pipers took their place at the heads of their companies. At the Marne, Pipers P. Paterson, R. Prentice, P. Bowie and G. Davidson played their companies into action , and their action immensely stimulated the troops "and enabled them to gain a great victory on that day" Unquote Peter Paterson, was a resident of Edinburgh, Scotland, and was born circa 1894. He enlisted for the British Army on 2 April 1915 and took his final discharge on 6 March 1919. He is confirmed as havining been 'Wounded-in-Action' during the Great War (Ref 'Pipes of War) and was awarded a Silver War Badge as a consequence, this numbered B303080 (per the SWB included with the medals). At time of discharge he was approximately 24 years and 8 months of age The authors of 'The Pipes of War' in the chapter on 'Regimental Records' show that there was only one Piper by the name P. Paterson in 4/Gordons, and that he was wounded. Of the other 22 Pipers listed, another 2 x were also named Paterson and might have been related, viz 200347 Piper George Paterson who was awarded a Military Medal and wounded, and the other being Piper N. Paterson We have been unable to find any other Piper in the London Gazette who was awarded a French Croix De Guerre and who was listed in the gazette with the actual appointment 'Piper' Sold together with soft-copies of the Medal Index Cards for the campaign medals and SWB, the entry page form SWB roll and the respective London Gazette entry page for the Croix De Guerre The medals are swing-mounted and as-worn by the recipient. The medals suspended on original silk ribands, the medal mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A well documented Malaya / Borneo campaign pair: Lance Corporal Parsabahadur Rai, 1st Battalion 10th Gurkha Rifles - General Service Medal 1918. EIIR issue 'Malaya' (21148727 Rfn Parsabahadur Rai 10 GR) - General Service Medal 1962. With clasp 'Borneo' (21148727 L/Cpl Parsabahadur Rai. 1/10 GR) Parsabahadur Rai was recruited at the Western Gurkha Depot Nepal on 29 October 1957. He subsequently served for a total of 12 years and 234 days, taking his discharge at Singapore on 12 February 1970. At time of his discharge his military conduct was described as 'Exemplary' and the Testimonial in respect of his charcter states; Quote, Parsabahadur is leaving after nearly thirteen years service owing to the rundown in the British Army. Despite his size he has shown himself to be a tough soldier with a lot of determination. He is loyal and hardworking and is cheerful and amusing. He would be an asset to an employer in any capacity Unquote. The medals sold with a photocopied set of recipients service papers confirming all of above and his entitlement and issuance with 2 medals and clasps Condition: Minor edge bruises otherwise VF
A 'Battle For Crete' Naval casualty group of 5: Leading Stoker Robert Hall White, Royal Navy late H.M.S. Juno - NGS 1915. GVI type I & clasp 'Palestine 1936-39' (KX.80342 R.H. White. Sto.1. R.N.) - 1939-45 Star - Africa Star - Defence Medal - War Medal Important: The recipient confirmed as having been killed at sea on the 21 May 1941, during the sinking of H.M.S. Juno, which Destroyer, was attacked by enemy aircraft, struck by three bombs and sunk with the loss of 116 of the ships company (there were 96 that survived) during the Naval operations in the 'Battle for Crete' Robert Hall White was born in Winlaton, Gateshead, Co Durham, England on 11 July 1910. He volunteered for the Royal Navy on 7 May 1930, and prior to joining his 'Trade' had been 'Coal Miner'. Robert served on a variety of ships and shore based in the inter-war years, including the following ships; H.M.S. Sussex, H.M.S. Hastings, H.M.S. Vindictive. During the Second World War he was deployed to the Naval bases in Egypt, vide Beaver II and Nile, from which stations H.M.S. Juno was based. A married man, his wife was Ivy Kathleen White, and their residence was at 9 Park Road, Park Lane, South Harrow, Middlesex. At the time of his death he was 31 years of age Sold together with a quantity of copied and original research ephemera, the latter including; - Certificate of Service - Card box for medals from the Director of Navy Accounts addressed to next of kin - Telegram advising the widow of the loss of her husband - Passing Certificate for Stoker Petty Officer dated 10 August 1937 - 2 x letters from RN Barracks Chatham and Naval Accounts The medals mounted for display on a felt covered display board Condition: GVF and better
A 'Battle for Hong Kong', attributed miniature medal group: Brigadier Cedric Wallis, Officer Commanding 'East Brigade', late CO 5/7th Rajput Regiment, who surrendered the Stanley Fort Garrison, Hong Kong, to the Imperial Japanese Army on 26 December 1941 - 1914-15 Star - British War Medal. Silve rissue - Interallied Victory Medal - GSM 1918. GV first type with clasp 'Iraq' 'Kurdistan' - The 1939-45 Star - The Pacific Star - Defence Medal - War Medal. With Mention-in-Despatches Oakleaf Emblem Sold together with; - Original campaign medal riband bar (pre 1945) with hinged-pin and clasp - Cheque book counterfoil with Brigadier Wallis' Canadian Bank Account details thereon The medals mounted in the swing-style, and as-worn, by Brigadier Wallis. The reverse of the mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and clasp fittings Brigadier Wallis, a British Officer of the Indian Army, was one of the three top ranking officers to have served and held command during the Battle for Hong Kong, December 1941. Brigadier Wallis was charged with command of the Mainland 'Kowloon' Brigade, whose troops fought the Japanese in the opening phases of the battle (8-13 December 1941), and was subsequently appointed Officer Commanding 'East Brigade' during the fighting on Hong Kong island (13-25 December 1941). He only surrendered his command - the Stanley Fort Garrison - to the Imperial Japanese Army, the day after the Governor, and the General Officer Commanding Hong Kong had formally surrendered the colony to the enemy Attribution: These miniature medals were formerly worn by Brigadier Cedric Wallis, a British Officer of the Indian Army, and one of the three top ranking officers to have served and held command during the Battle for Hong Kong, December 1941. Brigadier Wallis was charged with command of the Mainland 'Kowloon' Brigade, whose troops fought the Japanese in the opening phases of the battle (8-13 December 1941), and was subsequently appointed Officer Commanding 'East Brigade' during the fighting on Hong Kong island (13-25 December 1941). He only surrendered his command - the Stanley Fort Garrison - to the Imperial Japanese Army, the day after the Governor, and the General Officer Commanding Hong Kong had formally surrendered the colony to the enemy Cedric Wallis (1895-1987), was a native of West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England. Cedric, who was an Agricultural Student at the time, enlisted in the British Army in 1914, serving initially as a Trooper in the Royal Horse Guards. In 1914, Cedric was commissioned into the East Lancashire Regiment, and later during the Great War, subsequently transferred to the Indian Army, and in succession served with the below following Indian Army units; - Guides Cavalry - 81st Pioneers - Political Department (circa 1919-1920) - 1st Madras Pioneers - Corps of Madras Pioneers - 5th Battalion 7th Rajput Regiment Important: The items for sale in this lot are described above, and do not include the Briagadier's full-size medals, which illustration here attached is for attribution and reference purposes only Condition: The miniature medal group is GVF
A 'Bloody Eleventh's' 1914 Star campaign medal group of 3: Private Reginald W. C. Moore, 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment.) - 1914 Star (9954 Pte R.W.C. Moore. 1/Devon: R.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (9954 Pte R.W.C. Moore. Devon. R.) - Interallied Victory Medal (9954 Pte R.W.C. Moore. Devon. R.) Important: Reference the recipients respective medal index card, it is confirmed that Private Reginald W.C. Moore of 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment first entered theatre of war France, on 13 August 1914 Condition: GVF
A 'Brunei Rebellion' and 'Confrontation' pair: Rifleman Asbahadur Gurung, 1st Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles - General Service Medal 1918. EIIR issue & clasp 'Brunei' (21151715 Rfn Asbahadur Gurung, 1/2 G.R.) - General Service Medal 1962 & clasp 'Malaya' (21151715 Rfn Asbahadur Gurung, 1/2 G.R.) Nice to see both GSM's bearing full battalion and regiment designations, i.e. 1st Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles The medals mounted 'swing style' as presumably worn by the recipient. The medals suspended from contemporary ribands from a pin-back brooch mounting bar Condition: Single edge bruise on GSM 1918 otherwise GVF
A 'Brunei Revolt' & 'Confrontation' service GSM pair: Rifleman A. Palmer, 1st Battalion Green Jackets - GSM 1918. EIIR issue & clasp 'Brunei' (23887579 Rfn A. Palmer. 1 Green Jackets.) - General Service Medal 1962. 'Borneo' (23887579 Rfn A. Palmer. 1 Green Jackets.) The medals mounted in the swing-style, and almost certainly 'as-worn' by the recipient. The mounting brooch retaining the original hinged pin and casp fittings Condition: VF
A 'Brunei Revolt' & 'Confrontation' service GSM pair: Rifleman Kalu Pun, 1st Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles - General Service Medal 1918. EIIR issue & 'Brunei' (21151769 Rfn. Kalu Pun, 1/2 GR) - General Service Medal 1962. Clasp 'Borneo' (21151769 Rfn. Kalu Pun, 1/2 GR) Recipient was a Rifleman serving with 1st Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles The medals mounted in the swing-style, and almost certainly 'as-worn' by the recipient Condition: VF
A 'Buchan Loon's' Great War campaign group of 3: Private Robert Miller Wilson 1/5th 'Buchan and Formartin' (TF) Battalion, Gordon Highlanders - 1914-15 Star (1567 Pte R.M. Wilson. Gord.Highrs) - British War Medal. Silver issue (1567 Pte R.M. Wilson. Gord.Highrs) - Interallied Victory Medal (1567 Pte R.M. Wilson. Gord.Highrs) Robert Miller Wilson, the son of Robert and Isabella Wilson, was a native of Rosehearty, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where he was born circa 1896. By 1914, Robert, by then an apprentice 'Baker', in the employ of Mitchell Post Office, was still residing at the family home of 35 Pitsligo Street, Rosehearty, a small fishing village on the Buchan coastline of Aberdeenshire. Robert enlsited in the Territorial Force of the British Army on 11 February 1913, at Fraserburgh, Scotland and was posted to his local Territorial Force battalion -5th 'Buchan & Formartine' Battalion Gordon Highlanders. He was 'Embodied' (mobilised) on 5 August 1914 and first entered theatre of war 'France' on 2 May 1915. Robert was an early war casualty being confirmed 'Wounded-in-Action' on 15 August 1915, though he rmained in and remained in theatre through to 30 September 1915, until being returned to the United Kingdom on 1 October 1915 - Robert did not again serve overseas, and took his final discharge on 12 May 1916, being described as permanently unfit for further military service Note: The recipients service papers are extant at The National Archives Condition: EF
A 'Burma Volunteer Officer' Great War campaign group of 4: Captain George Bennett Roger, 3rd (Rangoon Port Defence) Group Garrison Artillery Indian Defence Force, late Indian Army Reserve of Officers - 1914-15 Star (Lieut G. B. Roger. I.A.R.O.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Capt G. B. Roger.) - Interallied Victory Medal (Capt G. B. Roger.) - VFLSM. (Captn. G. Bennett Roger, 3 (Rangoon Port Defence) Group Garr.Arty.I.D.F.) Note: The offically impressed naming on the VFLSM takes up almost the entire rim of the medal Important: There are 2 x respective Medal Index Cards for a Captain George Bennett Roger, both showing entitlement to the 1914-15 trio, the first showing his first rank and unit as Lieutenant Indian Army, and the latter as Royal Army Service Corps this last with theatre of war being entered as Egypt, September 1915. Both MIC's show final rank of Captain! After a liftime working in Burma, Captain George Bennet Roger, retired to his native homleand of Scotland, and resided at 'Maymo' Edgehill Road, Aberdeen, Scotland. He is recorded as having died in Aberdeen on 19 April 1963 A scarce unit to find a VFLSM medal name to on the market Condition: GVF
A 'Burra Sahib's' India volunteer service C.I.E. group of 5: Captain Alan Ross Leishman, C.I.E., Assam-Bengal Railway Volunteer Rifles - The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire. Companion’s 3rd type neck badge, C.I.E. - British War Medal. Silver issue (Capt. A. R. Leishman) - Delhi Durbar Medal 1911. Silver issue - India Volunteer Decoration. GV (Capt.A. R. Leishman, The A. B. Rly. Bn. (A.F.I.)) - Volunteer Force Long Service. GV issue (Lieutt A R Leishman Assam Bl Ry Vol Rfls) Note: The top brooch bar on the Indian Volunteer Forces Officers Decoration is a contemporary replacement, sewn onto the riband Important: All the awards confirmed as the recipients complete medal entitlement as under; - CIE: London Gazette, 3 June 1931 - Delhi Durbar Medal: WO 100/400 - British War Medal: Medal Index Card - Indian Volunteer Decoration: Gazette of India, 15 September of that year refers - Volunteer Force Long Service: Indian Army Orders 292 of 7 June 1915 Alan Ross Leishman was born of Scottish parents in Rangoon, Burma, in 1878. He was the younger son of James Matthew Leishman (A Scottish expatriate working as a Merchant in Burma) and Sarah Robina Boog. Educated at Aldenham School 1892-95, he left for India shortly thereafter, where he took up an appointment with James Finlay & Co. in Chittagong, most probably via the offices of his father, who had earlier been employed by Bulloch Brothers & Co. Ltd. in Burma. Be that as it may, young Alan excelled in his chosen career and was for 30 years Manager of Finlay’s branch in Chittagong, so too President of the local Chamber of Commerce on 23 occasions, a Port Commissioner (1907-29), and Chairman of the Port Commissioners (1929-34). He also served on the District Board and as a member of the Hospital Committee and, from 1911, served on occasion as the Vice-Consul for Chile - the same year in which he was awarded the Delhi Durbar Medal in a civil capacity A keen member of the Indian Volunteers, Leishman was originally commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Assam-Bengal Railway Volunteer Rifles in October 1908. Advanced to Lieutenant in September of the following year, he was awarded the Indian Volunteer Long Service Medal in 1915 (IAO 292 of 7 June that year refers), and the Indian Volunteer Forces Officer’s Decoration in 1923 (the Gazette of India 15 September of that year refers). In the interim, during the Great War, he had been advanced to Captain in July 1916 and was placed on the Supernumerary List of the Indian Defence Force in April 1917 (British War Medal 1914-20 Having then added the C.I.E. to his accolades in 1931, as Manager of James Finlay & Co., he retired to England, where he died at Bromley, Kent in December 1937, aged 59 years, after having been knocked down by a motor-cyclist - the latter being driven by an R.A.F. Sergeant. Leishman was buried at Chislehurst Cemetery Note: Glasgow based 'James Finlay and Company', were, and still are, one of the largest 'Tea' companies in the world, with plantations primarily in Sri Lanka and Kenya - they sold-out in Bangladesh a few years agao. Prior to change in Bangladesh, their port office in Chittagong where tea was tasted, and shipped from, there existed a 'Rogues Gallery' of former Burra-Sahibs. Included in the gallery was this photograph of the recipient in court-dress with medals-up, that I was able to obtain courtesy of Mr A.Q.I. Chowdhury, O.B.E. - the last Finlay's 'Burra-Sahib' in Bangladesh Medals will be accompanied by a large quantity of various copied research - too numerous to list, but weight of same being reflected in the postage quote Provenance: J.M.A. Tamplin Collection, DNW 26 March 2009 The group mounted in the court-style for display Condition: GVF
A 'Busted from Colour Sergeant to Private' Victorian campaign pair to a senior Non Commissioned Officer: Corporal Edward Errington 89th Foot, late 19th Regiment - IGS 1854. Silver clasp 'North West Frontier' (61 Colr Serjt E. Errington, 1st Bn H.Ms 19th Regt.) - Military LS&GC Medal. Victorian issue (1746. Corpl E. Errington. 89th Foot) Edward Errington was a native of Old, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, where he was born circa 1838. He was aged 18 years, and described himself a 'Groom' when he enlisted for service with the British Army and the 55th Regiment on 8 May 1856. In his subsequent career of more 20 years and 75 days years with the Colours - during which he served with the 55th, 19th and 89th Regiments - he served a staggering 18 years and 8 months in the 'East Indies' (India) Evidently possessing good soldierly qualities, promotion was rapid after he transferred to the 19th Foot on 31 July 1857, being made Corporal on 4 August 1860, then to Sergeant on 7 October 1872 and to Colour Sergeant on 6 January 1865. Curiously, the record of constant promotion / improvement ground to a halt on 15 March 1870, when he was not only reduced in rank to 'Private' but in July 1870 was transferred to the 89th Regiment which corps he had 'Volunteered' for Edward took his final discharge on 11 June 1877, at which time he held the rank of Corporal At time of his conduct was described as being 'Very Good', and his papers state he was was in possession of the IGS Medal and had been recommended for the LSGC Medal. He had once been entered in the Regimental Defaulterers Book, and had once been tried by Court Martial Note: A copy of the recipients service papers confirming above details will be sent to the buyer by email attachment Condition: The pair toned and about VF
A 'Cameronian's' South African War campaign pair: Private Hugh Lamont, 2nd Battalion Scottish Rifles (Cameronians) - QSA Medal. Silver issue Transvaal' 'Laing’s Nek' (1660 Pte. H. Lamont, Scottish Rifles) - King’s South Africa 1902. With 2 x dated clasps (1660 Pte. H. Lamont, Scot. Rifles) Important: Both medals and all clasps confirmed as entitled per the respective medal rolls (ref WO 100/182 (QSA) compiled and signed 'In The Field' at Greylingstad, Transvaal, South Africa, on 15 August 1901, and WO 100/329 (KSA) compiled and signed at Sanderton, South Africa, on 25 April 1903, by which time the recipient is notated as having been 'Discharged Time Expired' ) Hugh Lamont, was a native of the parish of Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, where he was born circa 1864. By 'Trade' a 'Moulder', he attested for service with the British Army at Glasgow on 3 August 1885. At time of enlistment he cited prior military service as member of the 3rd 'Militia' Battalion Scottish Rifles. His next of kin, headed by his father Francis Lamont. mother ands 3 x siblings resided at 7 Muirhead Street, Glasgow. Hugh served with 2nd Battalion Scottish Rifles in South Africa between 20 February 1900 to 10 August 1902, a total of 2 years 172 days on active campaign service. Hugh was never promoted during his service, and took his final discharge from the British Army on 11 August 1902 Note: The recipients service papers confirming above details are extant and available at The National Archives Condition: About EF
A 'Cavalryman's' multi-campaign medal pair: Corporal A.J. Healy, Queen's Dragoon Guards, late King's Dragoon Guards - GSMedal 1918. EIIR issue with clasp 'Malaya' (23391515 Tpr. A. J. Healy, KDG.) - GSM 1962. With clasps 'Borneo' 'South Arabia' (23391515 L/Cpl. A. J. Healy, QDG.) Note: The upper clasp on the GSM 1962 is attached by rivets The recipient served as a Private and later Lance Corporal with the King's Dragoon Guards, then the Queen's Dragoon Guards, cavalry (now armoured) regiments of the British Army Condition: VF
A 'China Station' Naval Surgeon's Great War campaign service medal group of 3: Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander George Hayes, Royal Navy - 1914-15 Star (Surgn. G.H. Hayes, M.B., R.N.) - British War Medal (Surg.Lt.Cr. G.H. Hayes. R.N.) - Interallied Victory Medal (Surg.Lt.Cr. G.H. Hayes. R.N.) Important: All medals confirmed as entitled per the respective medal roll (ref ADM 171/90) wherein it is shown that Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander Hayes was issued his campaign medal at H.M.S. Tamar, the Royal Navy depot at Hong Kong Note: A previous vendor of the medals reported that Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander Hayes also served for a period as an officer aboard the China Station river gunboat H.M.S. Bee The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The watered silk weave ribands (that for the 1914-15 Star frayed) suspended from a medal mounting brooch bar that retains its original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A 'Chindit' veterans multi-campaign medal group of 8: Corporal James Israel Pilcher, Duke of Wellington's Regiment late West Yorkshire Regiment - The 1939-45 Star - The Burma Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Korea Medal (22527513 Cpl. J. Pilcher. D.W.R.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' - General Service Medal 1918. EIIR 'Cyprus' (22527513 Pte. J. Pilcher. D.W.R.) - Efficiency Medal. GVI first type 'Territorial' (46166744 Pte. J. I. Pilcher. W. Yorks.) Note: The reverse only of EM suspension bar has a soft solder repair Chindit: 2nd Battalion D.W.R. was a Special Forces 'Chindit' battalion which as part of 23rd Brigade (Long Range Pentration Brigade) it formed Columns 33rd and 76th Columns formed for the Second Chindit Expedition. The 'Duke's' columns subsequently deployed operationally during the relief of Imphal and Kohima Testimonial: During his war service with 2/D.W.R., in addition to earning a Burma Star, his service testimonial included the below remark; Quote, "Whilst in action in Burma he proved himself to be exceedingly courageous and most reliable" Unquote. James Israel Pilcher, the son of Maurice John Pilcher (who served as a Sapper in 707 General Construction Company Royal Engineers, during the Second World War and whose death is commemorated by the CWGC at Bradford (Bowling) Cemetery, having died on 13 August 1941) was a native of Wapping, Bradford, Yorkshire, England, where he was born on 24 April 1920. His residence address in Bradford, being shown as 170 Ripon Street James Pilcher enlisted for the Territorial Army at Bradford on 10 August 1939, at which time he was posted to 2/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. He first deployed on active overseas service when he proceeded to France with 2/6 D.W.R. on 28 April 1940, to join the British Expeditionary Force. Wounded: Private Pilcher was evacuated from Le Havre on 17/18 June 1940 - during which period he is confirmed as having been 'Wounded' by GSW to his right index finger on 17 June 1940 James Pilcher, next served overseas in India (Burma) with 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment throughout the period 17 March 1942 to 2 January 1945 - and was subsequently transferred to 2/ West Yorkshire Regiment from 3 January 1945. He returned to the United on 10 November 1945 James Pilcher re-enlisted in the British Army on 25 June 1947, when he joined the Regular Army on a Short Service Engagment, being posted back to his old regiment the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, with which he subsequently served in the Korean War and during the Cyprus Emergency. The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The medals suspended on silk ribands and the mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Sold together with some copied sets of service papers confirming all the Second World War era medals and both of the recipients army numbers and units served, through to his re-enlistment in 1946 Condition: EM with repaired suspender otherwise GVF
A 'Colonial Police' B.E.M. group of 7: Police Lieutenant T.S. Dyson, B.E.M., Federation of Malaya Police, late Palestine Police - British Empire Medal. Civil Division. EIIR issue (Tom Stanley Dyson) - GSM 1918. 'Pal', 'Pal 45-48' 'Malaya' (1011 B/Const T.S. Dyson, Palestine Police) - 1939-45 Star - Africa Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Colonial Police LSGC & bar (199 European Sgt Tom S. Dyson, Fed Malaya Police) The group mounted swing style from contemporary ribands, presumably as worn. Tom Stanley Dyson was born in Halifax, England, in September 1911. He enlisted for the Palestine Police on 14/10/31, and was a Sergeant at the time of his retirement from the Palestine Police in 1948. Subsequently the recipient enlisted in the Federation of Malaya Police, in which force he served in the Johore Contingent where he latterly held the rank of Police Lieutenant. His further service bar to the CPLSM was published in the Federation of Malaya Government Gazette on 26/12/1957. The award of the BEM was published in the Supplement to the London Gazette dated 2/6/1962, where he is shown as being 'lately Police Lieutenant, Royal Federation of Malaya Police'. Note: The presence of the WW2 campaign stars suggest service in the armed forces circa 1939-43. With various copied research including 'Gazette' entries for the BEM and bar to the Colonial Police Long Service & Good Conduct Medal. Condition: EF
A 'Colonial Service' campaign pair: Corporal T.J. Bowen, Royal Army Medical Corps - GSM 1918. EIIR with clasp 'Malaya' (23068915 Cpl. T.J. Bowen R.A.M.C.) - AGS Medal 1902. With clasp 'Kenya' (23068915 Cpl. T.J. Bowen R.A.M.C.) Condition: The AGS with scratch on obverse otherwise VF
A 'Commended' Liverpool City Police Special Constable's medal pair: Sergeant George White, 'A' Division, Liverpool City Police (Special Constabulary) - War Medal - EIIR Special Constabulary LSM (George White) The recipient - an 'Undertaker' by profession - was promoted to Sergeant and received a Commendation from the Chief Constable for the services he rendered at the scene of the crashed airliner - the worst civil aviation disaster recorded at Liverpool Airport An accompanying un-referenced sheet of notes state; Quote, At 10 minutes past six on the evening of 20th July, 1965, a Cambrian Airliner took off from Speke Airport (Now the John Lennon Airport) and almost immediately crashed into the Mothack Chemical Plant near Woodend Avenue and Speke Boulevard. The Pilot and Co Pilot were killed as were two female factory workers. Others were feared dead or trapped in the debris, this proved not to be case as other workers had left shortly before the tragedy. The Police and Fire Service were quickly on the scene and commenced rescue operations. It was soon realised that the accident had caused fatalities and several officers were overcome by the situation but continued in their duties. The call went out for assistance and Special Constable George White was sent from the City's 'A' 'Division. George was an Undertaker by calling and offered his expert knowledge to the Senior Officers of the Police and Fore Service. Special Constable White then worked throughout the night recovering and dealing with the victims. For his actions George was promoted to Special Sergeant and Commended by the Chief Constable and Promoted to Sergeant. Unquote. Sold together with official named card box of issue for the SCLSM this named '6. Liverpool George White' Medals are mounted in the swing-style, and as-worn. The mounting bar retaining the original hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: EF
A 'commissioned from the rank' Scottish officer's Victorian and Great War medal group of 5: Captain Joseph Logan, 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry - IGS 1895. Victorian 'Punjab Frontier 1897-98' (No 5817. Pte. J. Logan. 2. High: L.I.) - 1914-15 Star (2.Lieut. J. Logan. High. L. I.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (2. Lieut. J. Logan.) - Interalled Victory Medal (2. Lieut. J. Logan.) - Military LS & GC Medal. GV ist issue (5817 C.Sjt: J. Logan. H.L.I) Note: All the medals and clasp confirmed as entitled per the respective medal roll for the IGS 1895 (ref WO 100/89), the recipients Medal Index Card, and the regimental journal The HLI Chronicle issue of July 1913, page 119, which had the below notice; Quote, "5817 Col-Sergt. J. Logan, awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (with gratuity) 1st April, 1913." Unquote. Important: Captain Joseph Logan is confirmed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as having died on 21 April 1918 - at the Yorkhill Military Hospital, Glasgow - and is buried at Hamilton (Bent) Cemetery, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland Joseph Logan, the son of James Logan was a native of Dundee, Scotland, where he was born circa 1876. Prior to enlisting in the British Army, Joseph was employed as a Jute Mill Worker in the City of Dundee, the 1891 Census for Scotland recording him then as residing at 166 Hilltown, Dundee. It is recorded that Joseph commenced his long Military career in 1892, firstly enlisting in his local Militia battalion, 3rd Battalion Royal Highlanders at Dundee, on 2 June 1893, at the age of 17 years and 6 months. He served with the 3rd Royal Highlanders through to 22 September 1893, at which time he enlisted as a regular soldier in the British Army, being posted initially to the Royal Scots. Joseph qualified for his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal sometime prior to 30 August 1914, as on this latter date Colour Sergeant Joseph Logan was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Highland Light Infantry. 2nd Lieutenant Joseph Logan first entered theatre of war 'France' on 29 November 1914. By the time of his death at Yorkhill Military Hospital, Glasgow, on 21 April 1918, Joseph was holding the rank of Captain. He left a widow Isabella Hunter Tuton Logan, who applied for his 1914-15 Star on 7 January 1919, at which time she gave her address as 15 Hope Street, Hamilton, Scotland The below following obituary to Captain Logan was published in the regimental journal The HLI Chronicle, page 85 of the July 1918 issue; Quote, "The Late Captain Logan. -- The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, April 24th, from Oakbank, Windmill Roaad, to Hamilton Cemetery, of Captain and Adjutant Joseph Logan, who had died in Yorkhill War Hospital on the previous Sunday. Captain Logan joined the H.L.I. in 1893, and was in the ranks till the outbreak of the present war, being awarded a commission in August, 1914. He served overseas with the Expeditionary Force, and was invalided home, when he was appointed Captain and Adjutant of the 2nd Glasgow Volunteers, which Battalion he had been largely instrumental in forming. He was a popular officer, and was well like by all ranks. The funeral on Wednesday was with full military honours, a gun carriage and pipe band being sent from Mayhill Barracks. Among those present were the Colonel and Officers of the Glasgow Volunteer Battalion; Majors Hamilton and Taylor, M.C. of the Depot; and parties representative of the Depot H.L.I. and of a Reserve Battalion of the Regiment." Unquote. Condition: Medal toned. IGS 1895 is VF, the others GVF
A 'Control Commission Germany' M.B.E. pair: Regimental Sergeant Major James Milne M.B.E., Royal Corps of Signals - Member Order of the British Empire (Military). Second type breast badge - Efficiency Medal. GVI type II 'Territorial' (3587439 W.O.Cl.1. J. Milne (M.B.E.) R.Sigs) The award of the M.B.E. was published in the London Gazette of 12 June 1947 . The official recommendation states; Quote, Has been Chief Clerk of Legal Division since 8 Oct 44 and has seen the Division through all the planning stages. His work has been outstanding over a long period and has gone far beyond the normal duties of a Chief Clerk. Has worked very long hours late at night and every Sunday and owing to shortage of staff has performed with ability duties usually falling to a Staff Captain. He has gained the respect of all senior officers and of his juniors and his never failing courtesy, calmness and energy have been an example to all. I have rarely met such whole-hearted devotion to duty and personal charm and integrity. Mr . Milne will be called back to the Army in the near future after 2 1/2 years' splendi service with C.C.G. I rate him as Priority 1 for an award to Military personnel in this Division Unquote. The recommendation was recommended by the Director Headquarters Branch, Legal Division, and approved by Major-General Chief Administrative Officer. Control Commission Germany Note: The EM with official corrections to one digit of number and 2 letters of post nominals Condition: GVF
A 'Doube Long Service' and campaign medal group of 6: Sergeant R.J. Ellis, Royal Army Pay Corps late Royal Artillery - 1939-45 Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. EIIR issue with clasp 'Malaya' (861562 Cpl. R.J. Ellis. R.A.P.C.) - Military LS&GC. GVI type II 'Regular Army' bar (861562 Sgt. R.J. Ellis. R.A.P.C.) - Efficiency Medal. GVI first type with 'Territorial' bar (861562 Gnr. R.J. Ellis. R.A.) Note: The recipients unique Army Number is from the block allocated for use by the Royal Regiment of Artillery The medals mounted in the court-style and presumably 'as-worn' by the recipient. The contemporary ribands suspended form a mounting bar that retains the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: VF and better
A 'Drummers' brace of campaign medals for the Sikh Wars: Drummer Isaac Clarkson, 45th Native Infantry - Sutlej Medal 1. 'Ferozeshuhur' rev clasp 'Sobraon' (Drummer Isaac Clarkson, 45th Regt N.I.) - Punjab Medal 1849. Clasps 'Goojerat' & 'Chilianwala' (Drummer Isaac Clarkson, 45 Regt N.I.) Uncommon on the market to find 'Other Ranks' pre Mutiny campaign pairs to those serving in any of the 'Native' regiments of the Bengal Army. The recipient would have been a Eurasian or Native Christian - the musicians and bands being recruited from those classes Condition: Edge nicks and contact wear otherwise the pair about GF
A 'Drummers' North West Frontier / South Africa casualty pair: Drummer / Private D. Smeaton, 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - IGS 1895. 'PF 1897-98' (4031 Drumr D. Smeaton, 2nd Bn Arg & Suth'd Highrs) - QSA Medal. With clasp 'Modder River' (4031 Pte. D. Smeaton, A & S Highrs:) Private Smeaton is confirmed as having been 'Wounded-in-Action' at Modder River on 28 November 1899 A copy of the respective entry page from the published South African Field Force Casualty Roll will accompany the medals Both medals equally dark toned Condition: Minor edge and clasp bruising on IGS otherwise VF
A 'Dubliner's' Indian Army 'Killed-in-Action' campaign group of 3: Lieutenant John Gilbert Byrne, 37th Dogras, Indian Army - 1914-15 Star (Lt. J.G. Byrne. 37-Dogras.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Lieut. J.G. Byrne.) - Interallied Victory Medal (Lieut. J.G. Byrne.) Important: Lieutenant John Gilbert Byrne is confirmed as being 'Killed-in-Action' on 21 January 1916, at 'Hanna', Mesopotamia (in present day Iraq) during the desparate and ultimately ill-fated attempt by the British to relieve the besieged British-Indian garrison at Kut-al-Amara Note: During the assault on the Um-al-Hanna defile, the 37th Dogras sustained such withering losses, that after the battle the remnants of the 37th Dogras were merged with those of the 41st Dogras, to form, for a time, a composite battalion '37/41 Dogras'. At 'Hanna', both of the Dogra Battalions - then - un-linked - fought together for the first time in their history, with each Dogra battalion further sharing the rare distinction of having members of their respective units decorated with the Victoria Cross for acts of supreme 'life-saving' gallantry, at the El Orah ruins near Hanna. Canadian born Captain John Alexander Sinton, Indian Medical Service, and the Regimental Medical Officer of the 37th Dogras, was twice wounded (in each arm) while tending to the wounded, while Lance Naik Lala of the 41 Dogras received his award for saving the lives of two wounded British Officers during the same action John Gilbert Byrne, born in Ireland in 1892. He was the son of John Peter Byrne (Resident Magistrate), and Margaret Mary Byrne, of Beauparc, Monkstown, Co. Dublin, and was 23 years of age at the time of his death. A pre war regular officer of the Indian Army, John was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant and posted to the 37th Dogras of the Indian Army, effective 3 December 1912 (LG 8 April 1913 refers), and he was subsequently promoted Lieutenant on 12 January 1914 (LG of 13 January 1914 refers). The Dogras disembarked in Mesopotamia in December 1915, and as a unit of 35th Indian Infantry Brigade had been heavily enaged at the battle of Sheikh Sa'ad prior to the assault of the Turkish positions at the Um-al-Hanna defile Condition: GVF
A 'Fall of Java, Netherlands East Indies' FEPOW group of 4: Sergeant Edward Arthur Leonard Connelley, Special Constabulary late Royal Army Service Corps attached 77th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery - 1939-45 Star - Pacific Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Special Constabulary Medal. GVI type II & 'Long Service 1958' bar (Sergt. A.L. Connelley.) Important: Edward Arthur Leonard Connelley was born on 15 July 1910. At the time of his enlistment in June, 1941, he was residing at 182, Wightman Road, Harringay, London. He is confirmed as having been captured at Java, Netherlands East Indies on 9 March 1942, at which time he was attached to the 77th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, which unit had embarked from the United Kingdom 6 December 1941, and subsequently diverted to Java, where it arrived on 3 February 1942, the regimental headquarters being captured there on 12 March 1942. During his incarceration as a FEPOW he was stationed variously at the following camps; - Tanjong Priok (Port Area of Jakarta): From 28 March 1942 - Changi (Singapore): From 25 September 1942 - Kuching (Borneo): From 13 October 1942 The medals mounted in the swing-style and 'as-worn' by the recipient. The contemporary silk ribands suspended from a mounting bar that retains the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A 'Far East Prisoner of War' campaign and long service group of 5: Squadron Quarter Master Sergeant Quenton F. Clayton, Royal Signals - 1939-45 Star - Pacific Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Military LS&GC Medal. EIIR 'Regular Army' (2326673 S.Q.M.S. Q.F. Clayton. R. Sigs.) Sold together with; - Recipients gilding metal EIIR S.Q.M.S. sleeve rank badge - Large bullion and embroidered sleeve rank crown from No 1 dress uniform - Staybrite Royal Signals cap badge with backing plate - Pin-back medal riband bar The badges both original with all original fittings as issued Important: 2326673 Signalman Quenton F. Clayton is confirmed as having been a Far East Prisoner of War basis his capture at Singapore on 15 February 1942 The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and casp fitting Condition: GVF
A 'Fleet Air Arm' campaign and long service group of 6: Air Artificer 1st Class P.G.M. Watkinson, Royal Navy late H.M.S. Seahawk - 1939-45 Star - Atlantic Star - Italy Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Naval LS&GC Medal. EIIR issue (FX 75340 P.G.M. Watkinson A.A.1 H.M.S. Seahawk) Note: H.M.S. Seahwak is the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose based in Cornwall, near Helston, on the Lizard Peninsula. Currently the station has three major roles: serving the Fleet Air Arm's front line Sea King and Merlin helicopter squadrons; providing search and rescue for the South West region; and training specialists for the Royal Navy The group mounted in the swing-style presumably as-worn by the recipient. The medals being suspended from contemporary ribbons. The mounting brooch retaining the long hinged pin and casp fitting Condition: VF
A 'Forgotten Army' and Korean War campaign group of 5: Private N. Brown, 1st Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers - 1939-45 Star - Burma Star - War Medal - Korea Medal 1950-53 (2253 9074 Pte. N. Brown. K.O.S.B.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' The 1st Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers carried the below following battle honours for their services during the Korean War; - Kowang-San - Korea 1951-52 The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The medal mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A 'Gallipoli' Killed-in-Action campaign group of 3: Lance Corporal Charles Martin, 8th Battalion Welsh Regiment - 1914-15 Star (12182 L.Cpl. C. Martin. Welsh R.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (12182 Pte. C. Martin. Welsh R.) - Interallied Victory Medal (12182 Pte. C. Martin. Welsh R.) Important: Lance Corporal Charles Martin, 8th Battalion Welsh Regiment, is confirmed as having been 'Killed-in-Action' at Gallipoli on 8 August 1915 Charles Martin the son of Charles (an Engine Driver at a Paper Mill) and Julia Martin, was a native of Maidstone, Kent, England, where he had been born in 1887. In the 1901 National Census of England and Wales he is shown as still living with his parents, now at St Georges Square, Maidstone, with Charles working as a 'Paper Sorter' at a Paper Mill - and presumably the same place of work as his father. At the time of the Great War, his next of kin, his wife Ellen Martin, resided at 1, Adelaide Place, East Farleigh, Maidstone. Charles enlisted for the British Army, and the Welsh Regiment, at Swansea, Wales, subsequently being posted to the 8th Battalion Welsh Regiment. He first entered theatre of war 'Gallipoli' on 4 August 1915, and was killed there only four days after landing. At the time of his death he was 28 years of age, and his memory is perpetuated at the Cape Helles CWGC Memorial, in Turkey Condition: VF
A 'Greece 1941' Killed-in-Action casualty group of 5: Corporal Robert Norman Fairley, 25th Battalion 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force - 1939-45 Star - Africa Star - War Medal - New Zealand War Medal - New Zealand Memorial Cross. GVI issue (33381 Cpl. R.N. Fairley) Important: Corporal Fairley is confirmed as having been 'Killed-in-Action' on 24 April 1941, at Molos, Greece Robert Norman Fairley, was 24 years of age, when he was killed. He was the son of James Robert Fairley and Ada Maude Fairley, and the family residence was at Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Robert had enlisted on 18 May 1940, and embarked for overseas service on 27 August 1941, disembarking at Egypt on 1 October 1940. Subsequently deployed to Greece, Robert was killed-in-action on 24 April 1941, at Molos, during the fighting in defence of the Thermopylae pass. The 25th Battalion incurred a total of 180 casualties while fighting on mainland Greece in 1941 (comprised of 17 killed, 12 wounded and 151 POW). An uncommon Second World War theatre of war casualty Condition: GVF
A 'Gurkha Sapper's' Brunei Revolt and Indonesian Confrontation campaign service medal pair: Sapper Tulbahadur Rana, Gurkha Engineers - GSM 1918. EIIR 'Malaya' (21150252 Spr. Tulbahadur Rana. Gurkha Engrs.) - GSM 1962. Clasp 'Borneo' (21150252 Spr. Tulbahadur Rana. Gurkha Engrs.) Tulbahadur Rana, a Nepalese citizen, was born circa 1943. He enlisted for the British Brigade of Gurkhas in Nepal on 24 October 1958, at which time he was just a 'Boy' soldier aged 14 years. He took his discharge on 17 May 1972. He subsequently saw extensive service in South East Aasia during his military career, and at the time of his discharge on 17 May 1972. his 'Military Conduct' was described as 'Exemplary'. The 'Testimonial' given in his service papers state; Quote, "Tulbahadur is a small but tough, rugged man, like many plant operators, and has shown himself to be an excellent determined soldier. He is prepared to work hard and can be relied on to do an excellent job. Honest and sober. A most useful man. Thoroughly recommended for employment; especially where plant work is involved." Unquote. The pair of medals mounted in the court-style. The medals suspended from a pin-back brooch that retains the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Sold together with a copy of the recipient service papers Condition: VF
A 'hard fighting' North West Europe and Suez campaign group of 7: Staff Sergeant Peter Fox, Parachute Regiment - 1939-45 Star - France & Germany Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. EIIR with clasps 'Near East' 'Cyprus' (14439557 Sgt P.W. Fox. Para) - GSM 1918. EIIR with clasp 'Canal Zone' (14439557 Sgt P.W. Fox. Para) - Military LS&GC Medal. EIIR 'Regular Army'(14439557 S.Sgt P.W. Fox. Para) Sold together with below items; - Colour Sergeants No I dress embroidered stripes and crown - An EIIR period white metal cap badge with slider - XXX Corps Alamein - Cuxhaven commemorative medal 1944-45 in box of issue - Embrodiered Blazer Badge of Parachute Regiment - A quantity of staybrite Para Buttons (not illustrated) Important: Staff Sergeant Peter Fox received his Military LS&GC Medal on 19 October 1961 per authority of Army Order AO 55 of Aug 1962 refers Peter also qualified for and claimed a retrospective 'Canal Zone' clasp to his General Service Medal, and as a result instead received a second issue GSM medal and clasp in lieu of the clasp only to which he was entitled! The group (less 'Canal Zone' medal) is mounted 'swing-style' and 'as worn' by the recipient. The mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and casp fitting Condition: GVF
A 'High Himalaya's' campaign and long service pair: Naick Mangal Singh, 32nd Bengal Infantry, Indian Army - IGS 1854. Silver issue 'Sikkim 1888' (1372 Sepoy Mangal Singh, 32d Infy.) - Indian LS&GC. Medal. Victoria issue (1372 Naick Mangal Singh, 32d Bl. Infy.) The recipieint was a Mazhabi Sikh 'Sepoy' (Private) serving with the famous 32nd Sikh Pioneers of the Indian Army - a regiment that saw extensive service, and always with considerable distinction, in the most mountainous terrains that the British or Indian Armies ever served For the 'Sikkim' campaign medals to the 32nd Sikh Pioneers and 1st Gurkha Rifles are the most hard earned and desirable Condition: Silver test mark on rim of IGS about VF
A 'Highland' soldier's Great War campaign medal group of 3: Sergeant Donald Cameron, 2nd Battalion Lovat Scouts - 1914-15 Star (4147 L. Cpl. D. Cameron, 2-Lovat’s Scts.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (4147 A. Sjt. D. Cameron, 2-Lovat’s Scts.) - Interallied Victory Medal (4147 A. Sjt. D. Cameron, 2-Lovat’s Scts.) Donald Cameron was born on 20 December 1879. Employed as a Ploughman from Glenelg, Inverness-shire, he enlisted into the Lovat’s Scouts on 4 December 1911. With the onset of war he was mobilised and embarked at Devonport for Gallipoli on 7 September 1915 and disembarked at Suvla Bay on 26 September. He entered Alexandria on 28 December 1915 and after service in Egypt was posted to Salonika in October 1916 and to Italy, thence France in June 1918. He was demobilised and discharged on 31 March 1920. As a Crofter, living in Glenelg, he then attested for the Lovat’s Scouts (Territorial Force) on 28 March 1921 and served with them until March 1922 Note - the picturesque Highland community of 'Glenelg', is the spiritual family home of British fiction hero and spy 'James Bond', as recently depicted in the last Bond movie 'Skyfall'. The father of author Ian Fleming, being commemorated on the magnificent War Memorial that commemorates the fallen of that proud Highland community All medals fitted with contemporary silk watered ribands Sold together with quantity of hard-copy set of service papers - this reflected in postage Condition: EF
A 'Highlanders' campaign medal group of 4: Private George Ewan 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders late 72nd Highlanders - Afghanistan Medal 1878-80. With clasp 'Kandahar' (58B/2484. Pte G. Ewan 72nd Highrs.) - Kabul to Kandahar Star (58B/2484 Private G. Ewan 72nd Highlanders) - Egypt Medal 1882. Dated 1882 'Tel-el-Kebir' (426 P**. G. Ewan. 1/Sea: Hrs.) - Egypt: Khedives Egypt Star. Obverse dated 1882 (426 Pte. G. Ewan. 1/Sea: Hrs.) Note: ** denotes letters as mostly worn through contact wear on last two letters of rank only on the Egypt Medal. The Khedives 1882 Star is engraved in the usual neat regimental style for this regiment Important: The medals confirmed as entitled per the respective campaign medal rolls as under; - Afghan Medals and clasp (ref: WO 100/52) - Egypt Medal and clasp (ref: WO 100/59) The medal mounted in the wrong order of precedence in the 'swing-style' and as-worn by the recipient. The medals suspended from contmeporary silk weave issue ribands, and the reverse of the mounting bar retaining the hinged pin and clasp fittings Note: These medals are fresh to the medal market, by descent from the family and have not before been offered for public sale Condition: GF and better
A 'Jock Casualty' Great War campaign pair: Private James C McNeill, 2nd Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders - 1914-15 Star (S-16146 Pte. J.C. McNeill, Cam'n Highrs) - Interallied Victory Medal (S-16146 Pte. J.C. McNeill, Cam'n Highrs) James McNeill is confirmed as having been entitled to both of the above medals - and of course in addition a British War Medal. His Medal Index Card further showing that he first entered theatre of war 'France' on 13 April 1915 James Charles McNeill was a native of Glasgow, Scotland, where in 1914 he resided at 12, Houston Place. At the age of 20 years and 2 months, and describing his 'Trade' as being a 'Seaman', James volunteered for the British Army in his hometown of Glasgow on 9 December 1914. He served with the 2nd Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders throughout his credited period of Army Service which was from 8 December 1914 - 16 May 1919. At his time of discharge his military conduct was described as having been 'Very Good'. During the Great War he served in France from 13 April 1915 until 26 November 1915, during which he was confirmed as being 'Wounded-in-Action' receiving a Gun-Shot and Shrapnel Wound (or GSW) to the 'Head' on 7 May 1915. He later served in Salonika between 27 November 1915 through to 18 April 1919 Note the above details were extrapolated from the recipients extant service papers held at The National Archives and which can be accessed via their website Condition: GVF
A 'Jock's' Palestine and North West Europe campaign medal group of 5: Private P. Sexton, 1st Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers - GSM 1918. GVI 1st type 'Palestine' (33188009 Pte. P. Sexton. K.O.S.B.) - 1939-45 Star - France and Germany Star - Defence Medal - War Medal Important: Entitlement to the GSM medal and clasp is confirmed in the respective campaign medal roll of 1st Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderer's (ref WO 100/503) that was compiled and dated Edinburgh 21 May 1940, at which time the recipient is shown as still serving with 1/K.O.S.B. Recipients unique Army Number is from the block allocated to the King's Own Scottish Borderer's in 1920 Condition: Some scratches on obverse of GSM otherwise VF
A 'Jock's' South Atlantic to Arabian Gulf multi-campaign medal group of 3: Guardsman D. M. Rogers, 2nd Battalion Scots Guards - South Atlantic Medal. With 'Combat' rosette (24585397 Gdsm D M Rogers SG) - General Service 1962. Clasp 'Northern Ireland' (24585397 Gdsm D M Rogers SG) - Gulf Medal. Clasp '16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991' (24585397 Gdsm D M Rogers SG) 2/Scots Guards received battle honours 'Tumbledown Mountain' and 'Falkland Islands 1982' for their particpation in the South Atlantic Campaign, and later earned the Theatre Honour 'Gulf 1991' for the Gulf War. Reference 'British Battles and Medals' (Seventh Edition, 2007), 2/SG were awarded an estimated 523 x Gulf medal with the clasp '16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991' The medals mounted in the court-style. The medal mounting bar retaining it's original long hinged pin and clasp fittings A good combination of modern campaign medals Condition: GVF and better
A 'Jungle Fighter's' post war GSM pair: Rifleman Anande Limbu, 2nd Battalion 7th Gurkha Rifles - GSM 1918. EIIR isue & clasp 'Malaya' (21147397 Rfn Ananade Limbu 7 GR) - General Service Medal 1962. 'Borneo' (21147397 Rfn Anande Limbu 2/7 GR) Condition: Officially corrected letters to 'GR' on the GSM 1918 otherwise about GVF
A 'Kiwi Gunner's' Vietnam campaign and long service medal group of 4: Bombardier A. H. Williams, 161st Battery, Royal New Zealand Artillery - New Zealand: Operational Service Medal - Vietnam Medal 1964-73 (36396 Bdr A H Williams RNZA) - Military LS&GC Medal. EIIR 'New Zealand' bar (36396 A.H. William RNZA) - South Vietnam: Campaign Medal with clasp '1960-' (36396 AH Williams) Note: The naming on the LS&GC is engraved and does not include any rank (see picture) Bombardier Williams is confirmed as being one of an estimated 759 x New Zealand 'Gunner's to have served overseas during the Vietnam War. As of 2014, 230 of them - including Bombardier Williams - have since died The 161 Battery, Royal New New Zealand Artillery, was awarded the U.S.A. Meritorious Unit Citation in 1965 when serving with the United States 173rd Airborne Brigade. It later served as part of the 1st Australian Task Force. 161 Battery was additionally awarded the South Vietnam Unit Citation in 1977 The medals mounted in the court-style in the New Zealand Orde rof Precedence. The medal mounting bar retaining it's original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: About EF
A 'Liverpool' based Master Mariners Mercantile Marine campaign medal pair: Master Fred Carter. Mercantile Marine - British War Medal. Silver issue (Fred Carter) - Mercantile Marine War Serbice Medal (Fred Carter) Important: 'Fred Carter' is confirmed as a unique name in this style and format in the Mercantile Marine medal records held at The National Archives Note: The letter D on the MMWS medal only has been mistruck clipping previous letter E - it is not corrected and is exactly as issued The medals fitted with lengths of original silk watered ribands Sold together with below original ephemera; - Titled paper envelopes of issue for the campaign medals A/F - Board of Trade 'Authority to Wear' transmittal letter Fred Carter was a native of Stockport, Cheshire, England, where he was born on 1 March 1883. Fred obtained his various Board of Trade Certificates of Competency between 1906-1911, as follows 2nd Mate 1906; 1st Mate 1909, and Master in 1911. About 17 pages of records apertaining to the recipients certificates and voayges made between 1900-1912 are held at 'The National Archives, and show both his service with the Liverpool Pilot Service and extensive foreign sea-going voyages including journey's to; USA, South America, Java, India, Japan and Canada. Fred's discharge number shown on his Index Card was 38530, and his Certificate of Competency as being No 003885. In 1911, his address was given as 34 Clarendon Road, Egremont, Chesire. Fred Carter appears to have made his last sea voyage by 1930, and is believed to have died at Wallasey, Cheshire, England, sometime in the last quarter of 1948 Condition: Medals EF
A 'Lone Pine' Gallipoli Killed in Action casualty group of 3 medals together with associated Memorial Plaque and ephemera: Private Joseph Charles Rilot, 3rd Battalion Australian Imperial Force - 1914-15 Star: 1619 Pte. J.C. Rilot, 3/BN. A.I.F. - British War Medal. Silver issue: 1619 Pte. J.C. Rilot, 3 BN. A.I.F. - Interallied Victory Medal: 1619 Pte. J.C. Rilot, 3 BN. A.I.F. - Memorial Plaque: Joseph Charles Rilot - Memorial Scroll:Pte. Joseph C. Rilot - Transmittal Letter from Buckingham Palace - Photo of Recipient Note: The lot previously framed at one time, with the Victory riband frayed and soiled, the other ribands being replacements. The plaque with some adhesive residue on reverse, and the scroll, letter and photo all mounted on paste board as removed from frame Important: Joseph Charles Rilot was 'Killed-in-Action' at Lone Pine, Gallipoli and is recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as having died on 6 August 1915 Joseph Charles Rilot, a native of Harrow, Middlesex, England, where he was born on 17 August 1891. His father Frank Hammond Rilot residing at 29 Haldon Road, Exeter, England. He was educated at Tottenham High School and after seven years expereince farming in different parts of Devonshire, in 1912 he travelled to Australia with a mind to settle there. Joseph subsequently worked as a 'Farm Hand' at various places in Victoria, including Laxa and Waaia. He enlisted into the Australian Imperial Force at Liverpool. N.S.W. on 12 December 1914 being posted to 3rd Battaliuon A.I.F. His service records show that he was taken on strength of 3/A.I.F. at ANZAC (Gallipoli) on 26 April 1915 - the date being the immediate day after the initial landings at Anzac Cove, indicating that he was either a 'First Day Lander', or landed in the morning of the 26th (his obituary in De Ruvigny's "The Roll Of Honour" states "Took part in the landing at the Dardanelles, April 1915") . His papers show that he was Killed-in-Action sometime between 6-12 August 1915, during which time 3rd Battalion A.I.F. was heavily engaged in the Battle of Lone Pine. Joseph is commemorated on the CWGC Lone Pine Memorial The medals are virtually un-circulated The postage quoted is reflective of the bulk/weight of this Lot Note: Medals EF, ephemera Fair
A 'Malaya Insurgency' and 'Confrontation' campaign pair: Corporal Harkabahadur Thapa, Gurkha Signals - GSM 1918. EIIR 'Malaya' (21147088 Sigmn Harkabahadur Thapa, Gurkha Sigs) - GSM 1962. 'Malay Pensinsula' (21147088 Cpl Harkabahadur Thapa. Gurkha Signals) Condition: Contact marks on both otherwise about VF
A 'Malta Dockyards' long service and campaign medal group of 5: Acting Inspector of Boilermakers John Flick, H.M. Dockyard Malta - 1939-45 Star - Atlantic Star - Italy Star - War Medal - Imperial Service Medal. GVI second issue (John Flick) Important: The award of the Imperial Service Medal was published in the London Gazette of 13 July 1951, wherein the recipient is shown io be holding the appointment of 'Acting Inspector of Boilermakaers' at His Majesty's Dockyard Malta The ISM complete with the original plush lined gilt tooled Royal Mint case of issue, and the medal suspended from the issue riband with fitted mounting brooch this last still retaining the hinged pin and clasp fittings The campaign medals mounted in the swing-style and 'as-worn' by the recipient. The contemporary silk ribands suspended from a mounting bar that retains the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: VF and better
A 'Maritime' campaign group of 4 to a Marine Engineer who served on the RN ship with 'Record Distance Shot' and who post-war plied his trade from Hong Kong / Shanghai, China: 2nd Class Engineer Andrew Grieve Stuart, Merchant Navy late R.N. - 1914-15 Star (M.15436, A. G. Stuart, Act. E.R.A.4., R.N.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (M.15436, A. G. Stuart, Act. E.R.A.2., R.N.) - Mercantile Marine War Service Medal 1914-18 (Andrew G. Stuart.) - Interallied Victory Medal (M.15436, A. G. Stuart, Act. E.R.A.2., R.N.) Important: All medals confirmed as entitled per the recipients respective campaign medal roll (ref ADM 171/116) for the trio, and the respective index card for his Mercantile Marine War Service Medal, which latter shows that the MMWS medal was despatched to the recipient in Hong Kong on 6 March 1923 Andrew Grieve Stuart was born on 16 March 1890 at 179 High Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. He was the son of Edward James Stuart, Master Mariner, and Mary Stuart whose maiden surname was Grieve. The 1901 Census found the Stuart family living at 12 Gladstone Terrace, Burntisland – with the head of the family being described as a “Dock Pilot”. Andrew Stuart married Mary Sim – supposedly in Edinburgh – on 12 June 1912. By the time of the First World War, Andrew was an Engineer in the Mercantile Marine On 7 September 1915, he engaged for the Royal Navy at HMS Pembroke II – the RN shore establishment at Chatham. Immediately rated as an ERA Class 4, he joined HMS General Wolfe on 27 October 1915 – and served on that same ship right up to 19 November 1918. The General Wolfe was fitted with a massive 18-inch gun, and held the record for the longest-range shoot in the history of the Royal Navy. Andrew Stuart was rated ERA 3 on 1 July 1917 and ERA 2 on 1 August 1918. Throughout his whole service with the RN, his Character was noted as ‘very good’ and his Ability as ‘superior’ or ‘excellent’. He went back to HMS Pembroke II on 20 November 1918 and was demobilised on 11 February 1919 Thereafter, he returned to his career in the Merchant Navy and was a 2nd Class Engineer when he first applied for his Mercantile Marine War Medal on 9 February 1920. However, this was not issued to him then – his card being marked “to be notified when Colonial question is settled”. Eventually, his MMWM was “sent to [the] Colonial Office for transmission [to] Hong Kong, 6 March 1923”, whilst his BWM was noted to have been issued by the “Navy”. On 10 October 1924, Andrew Stuart, Marine Engineer, left the UK on the P & O Vessel Mantua – which was bound for Kobe, in Japan. He was accompanied by his wife and eight-year-old daughter – their address in the UK being given as 4 Greenmount Terrace, Burntisland, Fife. The Stuart family had ‘contracted to land’ at Hong Kong. From survinving records it is also known that the recipient also latterly worked from Shanghai, China Andrew Grieve Stuart died on 29 October 1953 at Strathlyn, Kilmahog, near Callander, Scotland Sold with a quantity of various hard-copy research including Royal Navy Record of Service Condition: EF
A 'Master Mariners' Great War gallantry and campaign service medal group of 4: Lieutenant Alexander Robinson, D.S.C., late Royal Naval Reserve - Distinguished Service Cross. GV issue. Reverse with silver hallmarks for London 1918 - 1914-15 Star (Lieut A. Robinson. R.N.R.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Lieut A. Robinson. R.N.R.) - Interallied Victory Medal. With 'Oakleaves'MID emblem (Lieut A. Robinson. R.N.R.) Important: Both honours confirmed as published in the London Gazette (ref LG issue of 20/9/1918 for the MID, & LG issue of 11 April 1919 for the DSC). The campaign medals confirmed as entitled on the respective Great War naval campaign medal rolls (Ref ADM 171/93). The respective recommendations for award are quoted as under; Mention-in-Despatches ref ADM 171/84 (recommended by C.I.C. Coast of Scotland (Granton), while recipient was in command of H.M.Y. Agatha); Quote, During March and April 1917 while temporarily in command of a Unit of Minesweeping Trawlers, he swept up and destroyed severl German Mines, and cleared dangerous areas off St.Abbs Head on 5,6 and 7 April, 1917. Has been in Yachts operating in the outer patrol of area VI for the last twelve months, and has rendered valuable service. He is a hardworking, capable officer, and is 55 years of age. Unquote. Distinguished Service Cross ref ADM 171/84 (recommended by S.N.O. Granton, while recipient was in command of H.M.Y. Agatha); Quote, For meritorious service in the Auxiliary Patrol since March, 1915. During March and April, 1917 - while temporarily in command of a Unit of Minesweeping Trawlers - he swept up and destroyed many German Mines, and cleared dangerous areas off St. Abbs Head on 5th 6th 7th and 8th of 1917. Has been in command of Yachts operating in the outer patrol of area VI for the last eighteen months, and has rendered valuable service. He is a hardworking, capable and zealous Officer, and is 55 years of age. Strongly recommended. Unquote. Alexander Robinson was a native of Littlehampton, Sussex, England where he was born on 2 December 1863. He was the son of Joseph Robinson, and the family resided at 12 River Road, Littlehampton. Alexander passed his 'Masters Ticket' in 1888, and he thereafter plied the worlds oceans as Captain of numerous British steamships. His respective history of multiple voyages made as Captain - as recorded by Lloyds - show him as having been Captain of 9 x different ships during his sailing days in the Mercantile Marine, the several score voyages spanning the period 1 August 1888 to 20 July 1925. The voyages recorded covered all the ajor trade lanes, including those to and from, Australia, East Indies, United States, South Africa, Mediterranean. His voyages present a rich source for further research, as amongst them are recorded at least 2 x collisions, while on another occasion a vessel was stranded and later declared a total loss by the underwriters! During the Great War he was mobilized as an officer in the Royal Naval Reserve, and placed in command of armed yachts and trawlers - mostly involved in the extremely hazardous duty of mine-sweeping, a trade that had the ever present danger of explosion - and ultimately death - if things went wrong in the handlign of mines, or collision with undetected armed mines. It was for his sustained command over many successful minesweeping operations that he received a well eanrned brace of honours as reflected in the awards of Distinguished Service Cross and Mention-in-Despatches. The medals mounted for display in the court-style Sold together with a quantity of copied research, including a Llloyds record of all the voyages he had made as a Captain and Master Mariner Condition: GVF
A 'Medal Collectors' campaign and long service medal group of 6: Lieutenant Colonel T.J.F. Fuller, Royal Signals - IGS 1936. Royal Mint 2 x 'North West Frontier' clasps (Lieut T.J.F. Fuller. R. Signals) - 1939-45 Star - Burma Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Voluntary Medical Services LSM. With 2 further service bars (Lt. Col Tuffley J.F. Fuller) Tuffley John Foster Fuller was born on 9 June 1912. His father before him was a Royal Artillery Officer in the Indian Army - and India was to continue to play a large part throughout Tuffley's subsequent career and private life. He was educated at Wellington College 1926-190 and then the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the Royal Signals in 1932, he continued to serve with that Corps until 1953 in which year he retired from the Army with the rank of Honorary Colonel. Both of his clasps to the IGS are confirmed in the respective Army Lists. He married at Reading in 1945, and died at Bedford in 1980 Important: 'T.J.F.' as he was popularly known amongst generations of medal collectors, built up an extremely fine collection of British Order, Decorations and Medals that were publically sold in a dedicated 'named' sale at Glendinnings in 1980 (see illustration of catalogue). As one in a long line of 'Old India Hands' who had started medal collecting while in service in India, Tuffley, had ensured that his collection was espcially well represented with rare and desireable singles and groups to the Indian Army, including numerous groups to native recipients An unusual instance of a well known medal-collectors group being offered for sale Note: The respective catalogue shown in the pictures is not included in the sale price Group mounted swing-style hanging from contemporary cotton ribbons and almost certainly as worn by the recipient. The mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and casp fitting Condition: VF
A 'Midle East' and 'Malaysia' campaign pair: Leading Aircraftman B. S. Pavett, Royal Air Force - GSM 1918. EIIR issue clasp 'Arabian Peninsula' (3526382 A.C.1. B.S. Pavett. R.A.F.) - GSM 1962. With clasp 'Malay Peninsula' (3526382 L.A.C. B.S. Pavett. R.A.F.) The recipients unique RAF service number denotes a 'Regular' elistment ex ATC Cardington sometime in or after April 1958 The pair mounted in the court-style for display Condition: GVF
A 'Mountain Gunner's Great War campaign medal group of 3: Havildar Ghulam Mohamed, 110th 'Abbottabad' Pack Battery, late 30th 'Abbottabad' Mountain Battery, Indian Army - 1914-15 Star (No 418 Dvr. Ghulam Mohd, 30/Mtn.By.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (418 Dvr. Ghulam Mohd, 110 Pack Btty.) - Interallied Victory Medal (418 Dvr. Ghulam Mohd, 110 Pack Btty.) The 30th Mountain Battery served overseas in Mesopotamia during the Great War Condition: VF
A 'Multi-Tour' campaign medal pair for 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland: Private 'Joe' McCafferty, 1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - GSM 1962. With clasp 'Northern Ireland' (24265066 Pte. J. McCafferty. A & S H.) - Accumulated Campaign Service Medal. Type I (24265066 Pte J McCafferty A & S H) The ACSM with English hallmarks and both medals officially impressed Sold with a coloured polaroid photograph of recipient in No 1 dress (Kilt) and wearing GSM, this annotated in ink on reverse to show that the recipient served with the Argylls 1972-1984 The recipient is reported to be the father of 24867878 Pte S. J. McCafferty also of 1/Argylls, whose campaign medal group of 6 including an ACSM is being sold separately 1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders were the descendent unit of the famous 'Thin Red Line' of Balaklava and Crimean War fame Medals court mounted as worn. The reverse of mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A 'Navigator' flight-crew campaign service group of 3: Squadron Leader G. W. Cockerill Royal Air Force - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. EIIR with clasp 'Malaya' (Flt. Lt. G. W. Cockerill. R.A.F.) Important: Sold together with a fine portrait photograph of the recipient in uniform wearing his 'Navigators' Brevet Geoffrey William Cockerill was born at Goole, East Yorkshire, on 29 June 1924. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Air Force, was promotoed to Leading Aircraftsman and in 1945 was commissioned as a 'Navigator', later serving in the General Duties (Flying) Branch and Aircraft Control Branch. His principal promotions were Pilot Officer (1945), Flying Officer (1947), Flight Lieutenant (1952), Squadron Leader (1973). He retired from the Royal Air Force in 1976 and died at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, in November 2004 Notes and copied papers with the medals show that on 16 January 1961 he was posted to No 2. Air Navigation School, R.A.F. Thorney Island, for staff navigator duties; posted as a navigator to R.A.F. Hullavington on 12 December 1961; in October 1963 was posted to the R.A.F. Radar Research Flying Unit at R.A.F. Pershore; on 30 June 1964 he was one of six officers posted from the R.R.F.U. to the U.S.A. in a Hastings Aircraft which went via Goose Green and Keflavik and returned from the exercises on 4 August 1964; on 28 September 1966 he was posted to the Southern Communication Squadron at R.A.F. Bovingdon and 31 December 1968 he went to the N.C.S. Detatchment at R.A.F. Wyton. In January 1969 his posting to No 60 Sqdn. was cancelled and he was posted instead to R.A.F. Odiham Sold together with a quantity of various copied research The group mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and clasp fitting Condition: VF
A 'North West Frontier' of India campaign pair: Lance-Naik Ane Thapa, 2nd Battalion 4th Gurkha Rifles - IGS 1908. GV type II with clasp 'N.W.F. 30-31' (7001 L-Nk. Ane Thapa, 2-4 G. R.) - IGS 1936. With clasp 'N.W.F. 1936-37' (7001 L-Nk. Ane Thapa, 2-4 G. R.) The recipient was a junior Non Commissioned Officer (N.C.O.) holding the rank of Lance-Naik (Lance-Corporal) while serving with 2nd Battalion 4th Gurkha Rifles For a fine source of information on the services of 2/4 G.R. during the 'Waziristan' campaign refer to the autobiography 'Bugles and a Tiger' (John Masters, 1956 & numerous editions since) Condition: VF
A 'Nursing Services' Great War group of 3: Staff Nurse Mabel Schotburgh, Territorial Force Nursing Service - Associate Royal Red Cross (A.R.R.C.). GV issue breast badge, fitted with bow riband - British War Medal. Silver issue (S.Nurse M. Schotburgh) - Interallied Victory Medal (S.Nurse M. Schotburgh) Important: The award of the A.R.R.C. was published in the London Gazette of 3 June 1919 Note: The recipients service record is available on-line from The National Archives Sold together with hard-copy of respective entry page form the London Gazette Condition: GVF
A 'Nyasaland Operations' Volunteers campaign medal group of 3: Lieutenant D. MacLeod, Nyasaland Field Force - 1914-15 Star (Vol. D. MacLeod. Nyasaland F.F.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Lieut. D. MacLeod) - Interallied Victory Medal (Lieut. D. MacLeod) Note: Less than 100 x 1914-15 Stars were awarded to Volunteers of the Nyasaland Field Force The medals are all mounted as-worn in the swing-style. The contemporary silk ribands suspended from a mounting bar that retains the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings. Condition: VF
A 'Palestine' campaign service group of 3: British Constable H. Wilson, Palestine Police - GSM 1918. GVI first type clasp 'Palestine' (3192 B.Const. H. Wilson. Pal.Police) - Defence Medal - War Medal Important: A confirmed double 'Palestine' clasp recipient who served in palestine throughout the Second World War British Constable H. Wilson a long serving member of the British Section Palestine Police, is confirmed as having qualified for the GSM and clasp per the respective campaign medal roll of the Palestine Police (ref WO 100/510) wherein it is noted that the recipients GSM was issued to him on 12 November 1947. He is also shown in a supplementary page in the same medal roll (the medal rolls are held and are accessible at The National Archives), as qualifying for a further clasp only for 'Palestine 1945-48' that was issued loose to him on 3 July 1952. This latter entry also confirms that the recipient served in Palestine throughout the period 17 December 1938 to 4 February 1948 Condition: GSM is EF, the others about GVF
A 'Para' NCO who parachuted in the Rhine Airborne Assault and who later served with the 'Mutinous 13th Parachute Battalion': Sergeant Patrick Caveney, 1st Battalion Highland Light Infantry late 13th Para Battalion, 5th Independent Parachute Brigade - France and Germany Star - War Medal - GSM 1918. GVI II & 'S.E.A 45-46' 'Pal 1945-48' (14851156 Sjt. P. Caveney. H.L.I.) Important: The recipients entitlement to the medal and clasps confirmed per the respective medal rolls. Reference WO 100/513 for award of the S.E. Asia 1945-46 clasp - the roll compiled and signed at Pardes Hanna, Palestine on 8 August 1947, with note showing issued on 13 August 1948, and ref WO 100/527 compiled and signed at Fort George, Inverness, Scotland on 19 October 1948 Note: Only 7 x S.E. Asia 1945-46 medals awarded to the Highland Light Infantry. Of those, 2 were to officers serving attached to Indian Army regiments, another to a Phyiscal Instructor attached to 12th Yorks Para Bn, and 4 x others including Caveney who were all attached to 13/Para Patrick 'Pat' Caveney was a native of Paisely, Scotland (latterly at 1 Mull Avenue, Glenburn, Paisley). Pat's father - James Caveney - had been decorated in the Great War with the award of the Military Medal (LG 23/7/1919) while serving with the Royal Innisklling Fusiliers. Pat had a brother, John Caveney (23 Well Street, Paisley), who had served in the Second World War as a member of No.3 Commando. Handwritten letters from Pat Caveney that accompany the medals, indicate that Pat sold the family medals to a collector in 1968 due to straightened circumstances. A summary of Pat's military service is contained in an accompanying xeroxed letter from the Army Records Centre, sent to the recipient on 22 March 1968 - Enlisted General Service Corps embodoed Territorial Army: 28.9.44 - Transferred to Highland Light Infantry: 9.11.44 - Transferred to Army Air Corps: 1.2.45 - Appointed L/Corporal: 29.9.45 - Appointed Acting Corporal: 24.10.45 - Appointed W/Substantive Corporal: - Appointed L/Sergeant - Appointed A/Sergeant - Transferred to class 'Z' (T) Reserve - Transferred in administration to Army Air Corps - Allocated to Army General Reserve - Discharged from service liability on completion of engagement - Military Conduct: Exemplary - Served overseas; N.W.E. Europe 24.3.45 to 15.5.45 India 20.7.45 to 21.9.45 SEAC 22.9.45 to 13.12.45 Batavia 14.12.45 to 2.5.46 Singapore 3.5.46 to 24.11.47 - Medals Awarded: War Medal 1939-45, General Service Medal & clasp 'Palestine' The above reference to medals awarded is wrong (and unfortunately a common occurrence by ill-informed clerks, not checking the records and rolls carefully) - and as contradicted by the soldiers 'Overseas Service' record in the very same summary, and of course the extant referenced medal rolls. The medals on offer being the recipients correct and full medal enetitlement as a Paratrooper that 'Parachuted, or Dropped' onto German soil as part of the largest airborne operation of the Second World War, i.e., 'Operation Varsity' on 24 March 1945, and who later served in the post-war campaigns in Netherlands East Indies 1945-46 and Palestine 1945-48 The infamous mutiny by some of the 13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion serving in Malaya in 1946 had serious consequences for all members of that unit, both mutineers and those that remained loyal. Military command invoked strict security censorship, and rapidly worked to diffuse and cover-up the shambolic incident, not least by convicting 252 men of the battalion for 'Mutiny', disbanding the unit and positing-out former members (not mutineers) of the battalion to other army units. In Pat Cavaney's case he was posted back to his parent regiment 1st Battalion Highland Light Infantry. Pat had evidently wanted to remain a 'Para' and even tried to get transferred back to the Parachute Regiment, but without success having been 'tainted' by association as having served with 13/Para. Interestingly a copied letter from a former Parachute Regiment officer Lt.Col P.J. Luard. DSO. OBE. under whom Pat had served clearly conveys the disgust with which the 13/Paras were held in contemt, and how there actions had affected the career prospects of Sergeant Caveney, as under; Quote, Dear Caveney, I have your letter of the 13th December and am so sorry to hear that you are no longer in the regiment. I find that there is little that I can do directly. If however, you apply officially through your Commanding Officer, to go back to the Parachute Regiment you can certainly use my name as being very pleased to have you back under my command, and also as a recommendation for your service in the Regiment. It is very sad to think of all the good chaps being dispersed because of the senseless behaviour of an irresponsible and gutless few. With every good wish and for good luck in your effort to return. Yours....... Unquote. Sold together with file of various ephemera, as found, including; - Photograph of recipient, with name and detaoils on reverse - Copied service summary from Army Records Centre, dated 22 March 1968 - Photocopied letter from former CO apertaining to mutiny by 13/Para - Handwritten letters from the recipient - Photograph of recipients brother - Card addressed cover of brothers medal box of issue - Annotated newspaper clippings apertaining to 'Operation Varsity' An extremely rare to regiment medal group- and the more desirable basis the confirmed 'Para' service Condition: EF
A 'Persian Gulf' and Great War campaign service group of 4: Able Seaman, Sydney Robert Lock, Royal Navy late H.M.S. Fox - NGS 1915. GV type I 'Persian Gulf 1909-1914' (J.15121. A.B. S.R.Lock. A.B. H.M.S. Fox) - 1914-15 Star (J.15121, S.R. Lock, A.B., R.N.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (J.15121 S.R. Lock. A.B. R.N.) - Interallied Victory Medal (J.15121 S.R. Lock. A.B. R.N.) Important: All medals and clasp confirmed as entitled and issued per the respective medal rolls. Ref ADM 171/62 (for NGSM) that is notated to show that the medal was delivered to him as a member of the Royal Navy Establishment, 'Zanzibar' on 22 November 1915, and ADM 171/108 (for the 1914-15 'Trio') Note: The recipient is also confirmed as having been awarded a Silver War Badge 'No 13041' (ref ADM 171/184) that was issued to him on 6 June 1917 Sydney Robert Lock was a native of Croydon, Surrey, England, where he was born on 28 January 1895 The Great-War trio mounted in the swing-style, the mounting brooch bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: Contact wear the group mostly GF or better
A 'Pipers' Great War campaign group of 3: Piper Allan McDonald, 9th Battalion Gordon Highlanders - 1914-15 Star (3-6827. Piper. A. Mc Donald, Gord.Highrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (3-6827 Pte. A. Mc Donald. Gordons.) - Interallied Victory Medal (3-6827 Pte. A. Mc Donald, Gordons,) Note: All campaign medals confirmed as entitled/issued per the recipients Medal Index Card, wherein the recipient is shown as holding appointment of Piper Important: The 1914-15 Star correctly impressed with appointment 'Piper' - only the stars of the Great War campaign medals being so named Piper Allan McDonald is confirmed on his Medal Index Card as having first entered theatre of war 'France' on 9 May 1915 Reference 'The Pipes of War' (Seton & Grant, 1920) the authors under the chapter dealing with the regimental records and nominal rolls of the respective regiments list there having been 16 x Pipers serving variously with 9/Gordons - including the famous Pipe Major George Findlater, V.C. - the hero of Dargai. Of the 16 x Pipers, 3 x including Findlater VC were invalided, 1 x killed-in-action and 4 x wounded-in-action An on-line search of the Medal Index Cards held at The National Archives indicate that only an estimated 172 x campaign stars, or bravery decorations, for example, DCM, MM or MSM, were actually issued named with a Piper appointment (i.e., Piper, Corporal Piper, Serjeant Piper or Piper Major) impressed on the medal to Pipers in any of the 5 x multi-battalion 'Highland Regiments' that served in the Great War. Note that the figure of 172 refers to the estimated number of medals issued to Piper in 'Highland' regiments, and not the estimated number of recipients, which latter would be much less in total including as it would those issued with both stars and decorations in their groups. Rare to find in the market, thus named, in a complete entitlement group All medals fitted with original long lengths of silk watered ribands Condition: The BWM dark toned, the group about EF
A 'Poacher's' 1914 Star campaign group of 3: Private Edward Brannick, 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment - 1914 Star, with original dated clasp (8192 Pte., 2/Linc. R.); - British War Medal. Silver issue (8192 Pte. E. Brannick, Linc. R.) - Interallied Victory Medal (8192 Pte. E. Brannick, Linc. R.) The recipients Medal index Card confirm that he first entered theatre of war 'France & Flanders' on 5 November 1914, and that he was subsequently issued with 'clasp & roses' The medals mounted in the swing-style suspended from contemporary silk weave ribands and as-worn by the recipient. The mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and clasp fittings Sold together with copied research including Medal index Card Condition: Contact marks about VF
A 'Post Office Rifles' Volunteer campaign and long service medal group of 3: Corporal Francis Peter Thomas Kelly, 24th Middlesex Volunteer Rifle Corps, late Royal Engineers - QSA Medal: Silver with 3 x clasps 'CC' 'OFS' 'TR' (2545 Sapr F. P. T. Kelly. R.E.) - KSA Medal. Silver issue with usual 2 x dated clasps (2545 Sapr F. P. T. Kelly. R.E.) - Volunteer Force Long Service Medal. EDVII issue (6040 Cpl. F Kelly. 24/Middx: V.R.C.) Important: The QSA and KSA medals and all 5 x clasps confirmed as entitled per respective medal rolls (reference WO 100/159 for QSA to 1st Telegraph Division Royal Engineers and WO 100/315 for KSA to Telegraph Battalion Royal Engineers) Francis Peter Thomas Kelly, was a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, where he was born circa 1872. By trade a 'Telegraphist' and having already served for some years as a volunteer in the 24th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers, he enlisted at Cardiff on 9 August 1898, on a 'Short Service' egagement with the Colours, and service with the Royal Engineers. During the South African War he served 2 years and 233 days in theatre between 21 January 1900 to 10 September 1902, qualifying for 2 x campaign medals and 5 x clasps as enumerated in his service papers. Francis is recorded as having died on 5 September 1914, at which time he was residing at , 15 Senghenydd, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales Sold together with hard-copy set of recipients service papers Condition: VF
A 'rare to regiment' campaign and long service group of 6: Sergeant G. Nicholson, Royal Scots Greys late Lincolnshire Regiment - 1939-45 Star - France and Germany Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. EIIR issue with clasp 'Malaya' (4802289 Sgt. G. Nicholson. Greys.) - Military LS&GC. EIIR issue with bar 'Regular Army' (4802289 Cpl. G. Nicholson. Greys.) Important: A rare to regiment issue of the General Service Medal with clasp 'Malaya', as the Royal Scots Grey's did not deploy as a regiment to Malaya during the long years of the 'Emergency' there. Presumably the recipient was serving there on attachment, and so scarce thus named to his parent regiment 'The Greys' Note: The recipients unique Army Number is from the block allocated to the Lincolnshire Regiment, thus indicating that the recipient had originally enlisted into the British Army as an infantryman sometime prior to 1942 The group court-mounted. The mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A 'Rare to Regiment' campaign and long service pair: Warrant Officer Class II D.A. Walker, Royal Army Educational Corps late Grenadier Guards - IGS 1936. 'North West Frontier 1937-39' (2607862 W.O.Cl.2. D.A. Walker, R.A.E.C.) - Military LSGC. GVI type I 'Regular Army' (2607862 W.O.Cl.2. D.A. Walker, A.E.C.) Important: The IGS is a Royal Mint issue, with official (overstamped) correction to the second forename initial, and last two letters of unit The medal roll confirms that the award is one of only 6 medals with this clasp that were issued to NCO's of the Army Educational Corps, another member of the Corps also received the clasp 'North West Frontier 1937-39' to add to his earlier medal and clasp for services in 1936-37 The recipient qualified for the medal and clasp in respect of his services while attached variously to 2nd Battalion Green Howards and 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. Significantly the medal rolls show that his name appeared on two rolls - that for his service with 1/Leicesters being cancelled as it was a duplicate claim, and hence almost certainly the reason why his IGS medal was subsequently issued 'officially corrected'. The medal and clasp was issued on 24 April 1949. All the above details confirmed in the respective medal roll entries WO 100 / 500 Note: The recipients unique Army Number indicates that he had initially served in the Grenadier Guards when he had enlisted for service with the British Army A 'Rare to Unit' pair of medals - the recipient most probably also qualifying for further un-named campaign medals for service during the Second World War Condition: GVF
A 'Rare' confirmed China Station 'Yangtze Incident' casualty group of 3: Petty Officer J.E. Brown, Royal Navy, late H.M.S. London - NGS Medal 1915. GVI Type II & clasp 'Yangtze 1949' (D/JX. 661312. J.E. Brown. Ord.Smn. R.N.) - United Nations Service Medal. With clasp 'Korea' - Naval LS&GC. EIIR issue (JX. 661312. J.E. Brown. P.O. H.M.S. Drake.) Important: Recipient is confirmed as being 'Wounded-in-Action' H.M.S. London, while going to assistance of H.M.S. 'Amethyst', Yangtze River, China on 21 April 1949 The recipient was one of 49 x casualties incurred by the crew of H.M.S. london - of those 13 were Killed-in-Action, or Died-of-Wounds, and the remaining 36 were all 'Wounded-in-Action' Sold together with copy of casualty list of H.M.S. London (ref ADM 1/24357) including listing for above recipient, also some copied extracts from the respective 'Action Damage Report' The recipients non entitlement to a British Korea medal would indicate service on the Line of Communications routes or bases located in Japan that supplied the Commonwealth forces in Korea, and which service qualified for the award of the United Nations Service Medal The medals mounted in the court-style for display purposes Condition: About GVF
A 'Rare' South African War, 'Kalahari 1907' and Great War campaign group of 4: Staff Sergeant Major William L Simon, 5th Regiment South African Mounted Rifles late Cape Police District 2 - KSA 1902. With 2 x dated clasps (903 L.Cpl W. L. Simon. C.P.Dist 2.) - 1914-15 Star (S.S.M. W.S. Simon. 5th S.A.M.R.) - Permanent Forces LSGC. (No 1839. S.S.M. W.L. Simon. 5th Regt (S.A.M.R.) - Germany: South West Africa Campaign Medal. Bronze with clasp 'Kalahari 1907' Note: Different second initial on the 1914-15 Star - we believe, but do not know - that all the medals above listed are to one person rather then a family group, and are sold as found. The lugs on upper clasp on the KSA have been clipped Important: The KSA medal and clasps is confirmed as entitled per the respective medal roll of the Cape Police (ref WO 100/359) compiled and dated, Kimberley 3 October 1903, which is also noted to show that the recipient had earlier served with 21st Company 2nd Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. A check of the corresponding QSA medal roll (ref WO 100/240) gives the recipients full name as William Leslie Simon, and that he earned a QSA with 3 x state clasps 'CC' 'OFS' 'TR', and that his Imperial Yeomanry regimental number was 1895 William Simon was 'Wounded-in-Action' during the South African War, at 'Hoopstad' on 23 October 1900 W.L. Simon is also confirmed as being one of the recipients of the German South West Africa Campaign Medal for his services during 1907 - a unique German medal that, when awarded with the corresponding 'Kalahari 1907' clasp, was only ever awarded to British Imperial Forces, and specifically those South African security services of which less than a 100 men received the medal and clasp Reference, the South African Military History Society, Military History Journal Vol 1 No 3 - December 1968), the article therein indicates that W L Simon was one of 11 men who were originally only awarded the medal - with no clasp. However, the medal and clasp here offered is as-issued and original in all respects, with regards to size, designers obverse signature, and unique clasp style As the referenced article states that there were at least 2 x appeal claims and subsequent awards of clasps, to men like Simon that had originally only been granted the medal wihtout clasp, it is therefore quite possible that Corporal Simon also later appealed for a subsequent clasp to be issued. As the official records of these medals are no longer extant, it is not possible to positively confirm, or deny with certainty, whether or not Corporal Simon did receive a clasp - but what is certain is that he was served in the campaign, and that he obviously did receive a medal The recipient William Simon's Imperial Yeomanry service papers are extant and accessible from The National Archives, wherein he is shown as having been a native of Chester, Cheshire, England Ribbon frayed on the German award Condition: GVF
A 'Rare-to Regiment' Indian Army British Officers campaign medal group of 6: Lieutenant Colonel J. N. Taylor (later Dalzell) Indian Army late Rajput Regiment, 38th Central India Horse, and Suffolk Regiment - British War Medal. Silver issue (Lieut J.N. Taylor) - Interallied Victory Medal (Lieut J.N. Taylor) - IGS 1908. GV first issue 'Af NWF 19' 'Waz 21' 'Waz 24' (Capt. J.N. Taylor, 38 Horse.) - 1939-45 Star (Lt Col, J.N. Dalzell, Ind.Army) - War Medal 1939-45 (Lt Col, J.N. Dalzell, Ind.Army) - India Service Medal (Lt Col, J.N. Dalzell, Ind.Army) Important: The WW2 medals named in a contermporary privately engraved style John Norton Taylor, born 17 November 1897, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England. Educated Cheltenham College 1911-14 then Royal Military College Sandhurst, September 1914 to May 1915. Regular Army commission 12 May 1915 into the Suffolk Regiment. Served in France & Flanders with 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, July - October 1916; Wounded-in-Action Guedecourt (Somme) 4 October 1916; with 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment January-April 1917; was again 'Wounded-in-Action during the attack on 'Harp' feature, near Arras 9 April 1917. Served with Salonika with 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment December 1917 to July 1918 Arrived in India July 1918, transferring to the Indian Army. Posted to 38th Central India Horse on 5 March 1919, attached from the 38th to 25th Cavalry on the 12t July 1919. Saw service with the 25th Cavalry during the Afghanistan NWF 1919 operations (26 July to 1 October 1919) though carried on the strength of the 38thCentral India Horse (hence the IGS is named to 38 Horse, which is believed unique thus named to a British Officer of 38 C.I.H., as the regiment was serving in Palestine at the time). Transferred to the 4th, later 2/7th Rajputs in 1921. Served Waziristan in 1921 and he saw further service in Waziristan and from December 1922 to March 1923 at Razmak On the 18th February 1928 he married his cousin Lady Marjorie Dalzell, only daughter of the 16th (and last) Earl of Carnwarth and assumed the surname Dalzell by Royal Licence Confirmed as second in command 2/7th Bn, Rajput Regiment 3rd May 1936. Transfer to the Supernumerary Unemployed List as of 31st January 1938 at own request. Commissioned into the Royal Air Force Reserve in 1938 (Flight Lieutenant 12 October 1938). Commanded a squadron of aircraft apprentices and served as Station ARP & Defence Officer at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire from September 1939 to August 1940 when he was recalled to the Indian Army and he relinquished his RAFR commission Rejoined IA September 1940 and was posted to 13th Malabar Battalion (ITF), 3rd Madras Regiment, as a company commander then assumed command February to September 1941. Raised and commanded the 25th (Garrison), later made an active battalion and renamed 18th Bn., 7th Rajput Regiment from September 1941 to February 1945. Registrar of No. 75 & 79 Indian General Hospital, SEAC from February to August 1945. Administration Commandant (Class 1) Cawnpore August 1945 until November 1946. Officer Commanding of Red Row Transit Camp, Calcutta from November 1946, until it was disbanded on the March 1947 He left India in June 1947 & retired from the army 28 June 1948 and obtained employment as a Civilian Substitution Officer with the R.A.F., serving at Bushy Park with Headquarters Transport Command and later with the Air Ministry Unit at West Drayton in June 1951. In the later half of 1953 he was transferred to the R.A.F. Station at Tichfield, near Fareham, for duties at the R.A.F. Central Depository. He became ill in Febuary, 1957 and in spite of a short spell in Osbourne House in the Isle of Wight and subsequently in a nursing home at Fareham he died on the 12 April 1957 at Fareham, Surrey and the funeral was on 15 April at Titchfield church Condition: VF
A 'Red Hackles Casualty' Great War & Delhi Durbar medal group of 4 together with the Memorial Plaque issued to the fallen soldiers Next of Kin: Private William Smith, 2nd Battalion, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) - 1914 Star. With original dated clasp (9432 Pte. W. Smith. 2/R. Highrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (9432 Pte. W. Smith. R. Highrs.); - Interallied Victory Medal (9432 Pte. W. Smith. R. Highrs.); - Delhi Durbar Medal 1911. Silver issue (9432 Pte W. Smith RH) - Memorial Plaque (William Smith) Note: The Delhi Durbar medal has regimentally impressed naming, of the correct style associated with this particular regiment, whose second battalion comprised the Guard of Honour for the King Emperor during the Delhi Durbar of 1911 Important: Private William Smith 'Died-of-Wounds' in France on 9 May 1915, from wounds received in action earlier that day during the battle of Ypres. William had previously been wounded-in-action during the fighting in October 1914 William Smith, the son of William and Ann Smith, was a native of Carnoustie, Forafr, Scotland, where he had been born on 13 September 1882. Prior to enlisitng in the 2d Royal Highlanders in 1903, he had been employed as a 'Shoemaker' Sold together with a local newspaper article from the Dundee Courier of 27 May 1915 (with portrait of the recipient), that states; Quote, ‘Carnoustie Hero. Private William Smith, 2nd Black Watch, who has died in hospital in France as the result of wounds received at the battle of Ypres on Sunday, 9th May. Private Smith, who was the son of Mr. Wm. Smith, 26 Arbroath Road, Carnoustie, was for the past ten years in India, and went straight to France with the Indian Expeditionary Force on the outbreak of war. He was wounded in October last, and was allowed home for a short time. He was 33 years of age.’ Sold together with some copied research Condition: EF
A 'Sherwood Foresters' Great War campaign group of 3: Private Charles William Woods, Nottinghamshire and Derby Regiment - 1914-15 Star (3535 Pte C.W. Woods. Notts. & Derby. R.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (3535 Pte C.W. Woods. Notts. & Derby. R.) - Interallied Victory Medal (3535 Pte C.W. Woods. Notts. & Derby. R.) Note: Letter 'Y' on 1914-15 Star has been overstamped Private Charles William Woods first entered theatre of war 'France' on 18 August 1915. In addition to his Great War campaign medals his Medal Index Card also indicates that he was isued a Silver War Badge, which was only awarded to service personnel that were discharged as a consequence of wounds, injuries or other debilitating illness causing a soldier to be discharged Condition: GVF
A 'Singapore 1942 Escapers' group of 10: Captain Alfred William Frisby, C.B.E., E.D., Member of the Singapore Legislative Council, late Federated Malay States Volunteer Force and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil). C.B.E. Type II with full neck cravat - British War Medal. Silver issue (B.Z.5530 A.W. Frisby. A.B. R.N.V.R.) - Interallied Victory Medal (B.Z.5530 A.W. Frisby. A.B. R.N.V.R.) - 1939-45 Star - Pacific Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - 1937 Coronation Medal - 1953 Coronation Medal - Efficiency Decoration. GVI first issue (Capt. Alfred W. Frisby, F.M.S.V.F.) Important: The recipient a long time resident expatriate and colonial administrator in Penang and later Singapore, is confirmed as having been awarded the below following medals per the referenced sources; - C.B.E. - Colonial Education Service, Director of Education Singapore (ref LG 5 June 1952) - British War Medal & Interallied Victory Medals (ref ADM 171/126) - Coronation 1937 - Lt SSVF (ref Federated Malay States Government Gazette 2 July 1937) - Efficiency Decoration (ref Malayan Union Government Gazette 23 May 1946) Note: Although the medal rolls for the Second World War are not yet in the public domain, the Second World War medals in the group are of course the standard quartet of campaign medals awarded to all Far East Volunteers who had been resident in theatre for 12 months prior to 7 December 1941, and who subsequently served in the Malaya campaign from 8 December 1941 onwards. The Coronation Medal was awarded per the Singapore Colony allocation Important: This officer made a remarkable escape - itself an epic - when he embarked at Singapore just hours before the surrender of the British Colony to the Imperial Japanese Army on 15 February 1942 Reference '"In Oriente Primus" A History of the Volunteer Forces in Malay & Singapore' (Moffatt & Riches, 2010 ) for the biographical notes on Alfred William Frisby, as follows; Quote, Frisby A.W. (Alfred William) CBE 1952 ED BA 'Friz' b. 1897. Educated Northampton School and Wadaham College, Oxford. W.W.1. Service: RNVR Naval Intelligence Office, Jamaica. To Malayan Education Service 1922 as European Master, Penang Free School. Hon.Sec. KL Branch ex-Services Association of Malaya. By 1940 Inspector of Schools, Selangor. A founder member of Taiping Rotary Club 1936. Post war Director of Education, Singapore - retired 1952 then 2nd Chairman Public Relations Committee. Lt Signals Section 4SSVF to Captain FMSVF on the harbour launch Celia 14.2.42 to Djambi then the SS Dumayer van Twist to Tjilitap then Zandamm to Fremantle WA 7.3.42. On to NZ. Wife Jessie Marguerite also escaped. Working for Dept of African Education, Mazabuka, N. Rhodesia 1943-1945. Member of Legislative Council, Singapore 1949. Rotary Club President 1953-54. Lived postwar at 9 Nassim RD Flats, Singapore. Chairman of Public Services Commission, Singapore, finally retired 1956. Jessie died 22.6.64. St Thomas' Hospital London. A.W. died 9.2.73 Bideford, North Devon Unquote. The medals mounted in the court-style and as-worn by the recipient. The medal suspended on silk ribands from a mounting bar that retains it's original long hinged pin and clasp fittings on reverse Condition: Silver medals dark toned otherwise VF
A 'South China Seas' Master Mariners campaign medal pair: Master Robert Robertson, late Butterfield and Swire's 'China Navigation Company' - British War Medal. Silver issue (Robert Robertson) - Mercantile Marine War Serbice Medal (Robert Robertson) Robert Robertson, a Master Mariner, served as a Ship's Master with Butterfield & Swire's 'China Navigation Company' Sold together with; - Authority to Wear War Medals for the Mercantile Marine, dated 26 June 1925 - Board of Trade forwarding letter, addressed to Shanghai, dated 26 June 1925 - An old Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation envelope Condition: GVF
A 'Tanks' Korean War and South Arabia campaign service pair: Corporal C. J. Logan, 1st Royal Tank Regiment late Royal Armoured Corps - Korea Medal 1950-53 (21126148 Tpr. C.J. Logan R.A.C.) - GSM 1962. With clasp 'South Arabia' (21126148 Cpl. C.J. Logan. 1 RTR.) In addition to the above officially named medals, Corporal Logan would also have qualified for the United Nations Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' which medal was issued un-named to British service personnel Condition: VF
A 'Territorial Force' Great War campaign group of 3: Sergeant George Harris 19th Battalion London Regiment - British War Medal. Silver issue (1541 Sjt. G. Harris. 19-Lond.R.) - Interallied Victory Medal (1541 Sjt. G. Harris. 19-Lond.R.) - Territorial Force War Medal 1914-18 (1541 Sjt. G. Harris. 19-Lond.R.) Important: All 3 x campaign medals confirmed as the recipients full medal entitlement per the respective Medal Index Card It is estimated that only 74 x TFWM's were awarded to 'Other-Ranks' of 19 London Regiment Condition: GVF
A 'Territorial Force' Great War campaign medal pair: Private H. Barber, 10th London Regiment - British War Medal. Silver issue (S-37147 Pte. H. Barber. 10-Lond. R.) - Interallied Victory Medal (S-37147 Pte. H. Barber. 10-Lond. R.) The respective Medal Index Card for Harry Barber (which is accessible at The National Archives) show that he was only entitled to and receive the two campaign medals here offered for sale. Condition: EF
A 'Three Monarchs' Royal Commemorative medal group of 3: Police Constable William Godden, Metropolitan Police - Jubilee Medal 1897. With 'Metropolitan Police' reverse (P.C. W. Godden. S. Div.) - Coronation Medal 1902. Bronze 'Metropolitan Police' rev (P.C. W. Godden. Webb. S. Div.) - Coronation Medal 1911. With 'Metropolitan Police' reverse (P.C. W. Godden.) William Godden was a native of Hawkhurst, Sussex, where he had been born. At the time of his joining the Metrpolitan Police he was living at 35 Mount Street, Battle,Sussex and was by occupation a 'Baker'. He was appointed a Police Constable with the Metropolitan Police on 12 August 1895. He resigned on 16 August 1920 having served throughout with S (Hampsted) Division Medals sold together with hard-copy set of recipients service papers Ribbons frayed and soiled Condition: VF
A 'Thrice' decorated female recipient's auxiliary nursing services medal group of 5: County Superintendent, Mrs Winifred Nellie Vale Oakley, St. John Ambulance Brigade, Cornwall, late S.J.A.B.O. Calcutta, India - Member of the Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.). 1st type (Civil). Hallmarks for 1919 - Kaisar-i-Hind. GV silver second class second solid type. With integral top brooch bar - Defence Medal - Coronation Medal 1953 - Service Medal of St.John. With bar (38340 C/Off. W.N.V. Oakley. Cornwall. SJAB 1947) Sold together with below items of insignia; - St. John Ambulance War Service Badge. With 'India' scroll. Reverse No (11490) - Upperton Auxiliary Hospital Eastbourne Badge. With brooch suspender (Mrs Oakley) Note: Both of the above Great War nursing badges being scarce, and indicative that Mrs Oakley served in a nursing capacity in both India and the United Kingdom during the period of the Great War. The Upperton Auxioliary Hospital in Eastbourne having a 60 bed capacity tendering to 'Other Ranks' Important: In addition to above, the recipient is also confirmed as having been further created an Officer (Sisiter) of the Order of St.John - this latter not here present. Some of the medals confirmed per below sources; - M.B.E.: London Gazette of 30 December 1919 (Mrs. W N.V. Oakley, Bengal) - Officer (Sister) Order of St. John: London Gazette of 3 January 1947 - Kaisar-i-Hind: Awarded 1924, IOR/L/PS/15/60, File H105/1924 at the British Library - Coronation Medal 1953: Confirmed in medal roll as County Superintendent S.J.A.B. Winifred Nellie Vale Oakley who was born circa 1880, was the wife of Civil Engineer Ernest Peyton John de Brissac Oakley, and the couple were long term residents in India. Winifred's husband was born in England on 30 October 1870, and was admitted to the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1896 (reference the Institute of Civil Engineers rolls for 'Ernest John Oakley) wherein a long list of his engineering works and achievements through to 1896 are recorded, including numerous projects in Eastern India (Cachar Hills District) in the period from 1892-1896. He is recorded as having joined the India General Steam Navigation Company Limited from January 1894, and is believed to have remained employed with the company through to the 1930's. The Oakley's appear to have been pillars of the British exaptriate community in Calcutta, as not only did Winifred gain the awards of the M.B.E. and Kaisar-i-Hind for her volunteer nursing works in Bengal, but her husband was recognised with the appointment of Consul for Denmark in Calcutta (the London Gazette 19 october 1923 refers), and was appointed Chairman of The Tollygunge Club (1922-23) followed by a similar appointment in the following year at The Saturday Club (1923-24) - both of which were the most popular and prestigous clubs in Calcutta, and both of which are still thriving in 2013. 'John' Oakley died in England on 19 March 1934. Numerous articles in the local 'Cornishman' newspaper show that Mrs Oakley was very active in the work of the St.John Ambulance Brigade in Cornwall circa 1940-1953. Winifred Oakley is reported to have died at Bodmin, Cornwall, England sometime in the third quarter of 1967, at the age of 87 The medals mounted on a bar in the swing-style. The reverse of the mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A 'Two Kings' Coronation medal pair: Police Sergeant Ernest West, Metropolitan Police - Coronation Medal 1902. Bronze 'Metropolitan Police' reverse (P.C. E. West. B. Div.) - Coronation Medal 1911. With 'Metropolitan Police' reverse (P.S. E. West.) Ernest West was a native of the parish of St Luke, London, England where he had been born circa 1875. The 1911 Census for England shows that Ernest West (36 years of age) and described as Police Station Sergeant, was the head of a family then residing at, 85 St.John's Road, Wembley, Middlesex. At the time his family comprised his wife Emma (27 years of age) and daughter, Florence (aged 5 years) The medals mounted in the swing style, quite possibly as-worn by the recipient. The medal ribands suspended from a mounting brooch that retains the originbal long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: VF
A 'Volunteers' South African War campaign and Great War service group of 3: Acting Corporal Benjamin Halstead, Royal Engineers, late 1st Volunteer Service Company attached 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment - QSA Medal. 'OFS' 'Tra'ns 'Laings Nek' (6835 Pte. B. Halstead, Vol: Coy W. York: Regt) - British War Medal. Silver issue (109490 A.Cpl. B. Halstead. R.E.) - Interallied Victory Medal (109490 A.Cpl. B. Halstead. R.E.) Important: The QSA Medal and all 3 x clasps are confirmed on roll as entitled (ref WO 100/175) compiled and signed at York on 29 May 1901. A supplementary roll signed on 15 November 1902, show that the recipient was additionally entitled to the dated clasp 'South Africa 1901'' Benjamin Halstead was a native of Bingley, Yorkshire, England, where he was born circa 1879 (at the time of the South African War his father William Halstead resided at, 26 Roberts Street, Crag End, Windhill). By 'Trade' a Mechanic, he was 21 years and 2 months of age, when as a 'Volunteer' he enlisted for 'Short Service' with the British Army, and the West Yorkshire Regiment at Bradford, on 30 January 1901. He subsequently served in South Africa as a member of the 1st Volunteer Service Company West Yorkshire Regiment. He took his final discharge from the British Army on 29 May 1901, after 1 year and 120 days service. During the Great War, Benjamin is confirmed a shaving served with the Royal Engineers. As he did not qualify for a 1914-15 Star, it is most likely that he served overseas sometime after 31 December 1915. He was entitled to a Silver War Badge, and the roll for that badge shows that he had enlisted on 24 September 1915, and took his discharge on 14 December 1918. His SWB was awarded in respect of sickness he had incurred on active service. At the time of his discharge his unit is shown as having been 'Railway Troops Depot' Sold together with hard copies of his South African War service papers and Medal Index Card for the Great War medals Note: The Great War medals are sold without ribbon(N/R) Condition: Silver medals toned. The QSA is GVF and the pair EF
A 'West African' CMG, campaign and long service group of 8: Lieutenant-Colonel Ivor Frederick Wentworth Schofield, C.M.G., Nigeria Regiment, Royal West African Frontier Force late Colonial Service - Order of St. Michael & St. George. Companions neck badge, with full cravat - The 1939-1945 Star - The Africa Star. With '8th Army' clasp - The Italy Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Coronation Medal 1953 - Efficiency Decoration. GVI bar 'Nigeria' & EIIR 'Bar' (161506 Lt Col I F W Schofield 1943) Note: The Efficiency Decoration engraved & dated as issued. The reverse pin fittings on the 'Nigeria' integral top bar, removed to facilitate mounting Reference 'The Efficiency Decoration' (J.M.A. Tamplin, 1987) the author was only able to trace an estimated 62 x ED's for Nigeria in the Nigeria Gazette - not including Lt-Col Schofield - and only 2 x instances of a recorded further 'First Award' clasp to the ED, this latter including the second award bar gazetted to Lt-Col Schofield Important: Below following are the main reference authorities for the various awards where known; - C.M.G.: London Gazette 13 June 1957 - Mention-in-Despatches: London Gazette 18 October 1945 - Coronation Medal: Nigeria Gazette 12 June 1953 - Efficiency Decoration further award clasp: Nigeria Gazette 16 August 1954 Ivor Frederick Wentworth Schofield was a native of Worcester, Worcestershire, England, where he was born 5 July 1904. He was educated at King's School, Worcester and Hertford College, Oxford. Ivor was appointed to the Administration Service Nigeria 1927, and later commissioned as 2/Lieutenant in the European Reserve Force of Nigeria on 6 May 1930. During the Second World War, Ivor, a serving officer of the Royal West African Frontier Force, saw considerable overseas service in East and later North Africa between 1940 to 1942. He served with the British Military Administration Tripolitania between 1942 to 1943 and lastly with the British Military Mission in the Dodecanese between 1943 to 1945. During the war, Ivor gained a Mention-in-Despatches for his services in the Dodecanese, in addition to his earlier award of the Efficiency Decoration with bar 'Nigeria' in 1943. Post war, Ivor Schofield returned to Nigeria where in 1954 he was appointed Administration Officer Staff Grade, Western Region. In 1958, he was appointed Administrator of Income Tax, Western Region, Nigeria, and the following year retired from Nigeria. Subsequent colonial appointments took him to The Cameroons between 1960-61, where he was appointed Administrator of Income Tax, Southern Region, and lastly his appointment as Commissioner of Income Tax in The Gambia between 1967-1970. After his retirement from the Colonial Service he relocated to live in St.Martins, Guernsey. Ivor Schofield died at 10 Mountain View, Ballaugh, Isle of Man on 25 September, 1979 Very Important: The Bodleian Library, Oxford, holds a large personal archive of 11 x boxes containing the personal papers of Lt-Colonel Schofield, pertaining to his African Colonial Service Except for the C.M.G., which has a full-neck cravat silk riband and fittings, all the other medals are mounted as-worn in the swing-style as-worn by the recipient. The medal mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin but now with the pin-clasp removed The group will be sold together with a large A4 file folder of various copied research A rare to find Efficiency Decoration 'Nigeria' group Condition: Minor reverse nicks on WM/Coronation GVF
A 'World Wars' and colonial long service group of 6: Captain John William Thompson, Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps late Gordon Highlanders, Kings Own Scottish Borderers and 7th Battalion Queens Own Cameron Highlanders - 1914-15 Star (S-18129 Pte J.W. Thompson, Cam'n Highrs) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Capt J.W. Thompson) - Interallied Victory Medal. With ribbon size MID emblem (Capt J.W. Thompson) - Defence Medal - War Medal - Efficiency Medal. GV bar 'Ceylon' & further service bar (CQMS. J.W Thompson, CPRC) John William Thompson first entered an active theatre of war when he embarked for France on 8 July 1915. He is thought to have served with 7th Battalion Cameron Highlanders (this battalion landed at Boulougne on 9 July, 1915) prior to being commissioned in 1917 and thereafter serving with 5th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers, and later 52nd Gordon Highlanders. Post war he worked and lived in Ceylon, whereat he served with the Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps, earning an Efficiency Medal and clasp as well as Second World War campaign medals for being mobilized for the defence of Ceylon from Japanese attack Medals are mounted swing-style 'as worn' suspended from contemporary ribands hanging from a pin-brooch. Condition: Earlier medals VF others GVF
A 'Yeomanry' Great War campaign medal group of 3: Private Charles A. Dean, North Somerset Yeomanry - 1914-15 Star (1286. Pte. C. A. Dean. N.S.Yeo.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (1286. Pte. C. A. Dean. N.S.Yeo.) - Interallied Victory Medal (1286. Pte. C. A. Dean. N.S.Yeo.) Note: Reference the recipients Medal Index Card, Charles A. Dean of the North Somerset Yeomanry is confirmed as having first entered theatre of war 'France' on 15 February 1915 The medals all fitted with long lengths of contemporary silk watered weave ribands Condition: GVF
A 1914 casualty group of 3 plus original ephemera: Corporal Robert H. Davren, 1st Battalion Queens Own Cameron Highlanders - 1914 Star (8844 Cpl. R. Davren. Cam\'n. Highrs) - British War Medal. Silver issue (8844 Cpl. R. H.Davren. Cam\'n Highrs.) - Interallied Victory Medal (8844 Cpl. R. H. Davren. Cam\'n Highrs.) Important: Corporal Robert Davren (a unique surname on the CWGC register) was \'Killed-in-Action\' on 11 November 1914 Robert Davren (reported to have been born in Sheffiled, Yorkshire), was a resident of 14 Waterloo Place, Inverness, where he lived with his wife. Prior to the Great War, Robert had enlisted in his local regiment, the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders at Inverness. His Medal index Card shows that he first entered theatre of war \'France\' on 14 August 1914. He was entitled to a clasp (notated as such on his MIC) Sold together with below original ephemera; - 3 x named card boxes of issue for each of the three Great War medals - 2 x registered enveleopes addressed to his next of kin, 14 Waterloo Place, Inverness, Scotland - 2 x medal transmittal letters to his next of kin A copiedMedal Index Card will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment Condition: EF (virtually uncirculated)
A 1914 casualty group of 3 x campaign medals and 1 x memorial plaque: Private, Henry Marshall, 2nd Battalion Royal Highlanders - 1914 Star (1643 Pte. H. Marshall, 2/R. Highrs.); - British War Medal. Silver issue (1643 Pte. H. Marshall, R. Highrs.) - Interallied Victory Medal (1643 Pte. H. Marshall, R. Highrs.) - Memorial Plaque (Henry Marshall) Important: Recipient is confirmed as having \'Died-of-Wounds\' on 5 December 1914 Henry Marshall, was a native of Inverkeithing, Fifeshire, Scotland, who enlisted for the British Army at Barry, Forfarshire. His Medal Index Card shows that he first entered theatre of war France & Flanders on 12 October 1914. He is confirmed as having \'Died-of-Wounds\' on 5 December 1914, while serving with 2nd Battalion Royal Highlanders (Black Watch). The Battalion War Diary for this period indicates that the battalion was serving in the trenches at \'Festubert\', and on that same date lost 3 killed and 13 wounded while re-occupying some trenches. At the time of his death, Henry Marshall was 24 years of age. His next of kin were his father and mother, William and Jemima Marshall of Inverkeithing, Fifeshire, Scotland Sold together with copied research including Medal Index Card Condition: EF
A 1914 Killed-in-Action casualty campaign group of 3: Private Thomas Rodger 1st Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders - 1914 Star. With dated clasp (7636 Pte T. Rodger. Cam'n: Highrs) - British War Medal. Silver issue (7636 Pte. T. Rodger. Cam'n Highrs.) - Interallied Victory Medal (7636 Pte. T. Rodger. Cam'nHighrs.) Important: Recipient is confirmed as having been 'Killed-in-Action' on 14 September 1914 Note: The medals accompanied with below original ephemera - Official named Memorial Scroll. This mounted on card and cropped around the edges - Original portrait photograph of recipient wearing kilt by 'J. Slimming Cowdenbeath' Thomas Rodger (1887-1914) was a native of Beath, Fife, Scotland, where he was born in 1887. Thomans enlisted in September 1906, at Edinburgh, into the Cameron Highlanders. By April 1907, he was serving in Dublin with 'B' Company, 1st Cameron Highlanders. Whilst at Tidworth, on 15 September 1908, he received his first Good Conduct Badge. Private Rodger was then drafted to the 2nd Cameron Highlanders at Tientsin, North China. There, on 23 March 1909, he was noted to have 'passed a class of instruction in 12-Pounder Naval Gun Dril''. He achieved the 3rd Class Certificate of Education on 11 September 1909. Thomas Rodger left Tientsin, with his battalion, in November 1909 and arrived in Bangalore, India, on 2 December 1909. Serving with “B” Company, 2nd Camerons, he was granted his second Good Conduct Badge on 15 September 1911 As far as is known, he went on to serve the normal seven years with the Colours and, by 1914, was an Army Reservist, employed as a Chauffeur in Kelty, Fife. Recalled to the Colours, he landed in France with the 1st Cameron Highlanders on 14 August 1914. On 14 September 1914, Private Rodger took part in the action near Vendresse, south of the Chemin des Dames Ridge, during the Battle of the Aisne. The 1st Camerons suffered many casualties in this attack, especially from enfilade machine-gun fire. And, since they had to give ground, the actual fate of many Cameron Highlanders who did not return, was completely unknown. Following this action, great uncertainty and confusion surrounded Thomas Rodger’s fate. Posted – unofficially – “Missing” from January 1915, his death was only 'accepted for official purposes' as late as April 1919, when he was assumed to have been killed in action at the Aisne. Private Thomas Rodger is buried in Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery, France The cemetery where Thomas is buried is in the village of Seraucourt-le-Grand, Aisne, France – seven miles south-west of St. Quentin. It was 'made in 1920-26 by the concentration of graves from the battlefields and from other burial grounds'. Note: The Cameron Highlanders only had one battalion - the 1st - deployed in France & Belgium in 1914 and which qualified for the award of the 1914 Star The lot removed from a glazed frame. The scroll with cropped edges. The medals fitted with long lengths of original silk watered weave ribands Condition: Medals EF
A 1914 Star and Memorial plaque group of 4: Private Charles John Prior, 3rd Battalion Rifle Brigade - 1914 Star (1214 Pte. C. Prior. 3/Rif. Brig) - British War Medal (1214 Pte. C.J. Prior. Rif. Brig) - Interallied Victory Medal (1214 Pte. C.J. Prior. Rif. Brig) - Memorial Plaque: Charles James Prior Important: Private Charles James Prior is confirmed as having been \'Killed-in-Action\' in France & Flanders on 23 December 1914 Charles Prior a native of Chichester, Sussex, England, was the son of Nathaniel and Mahala Prior who resided at 52 West Street, Chichester, Sussex. A pre-war regular, and subsequent \'Old Contemptible\', he had declared his profession as \'Porter\' and his age as 18 years and 7 months when he enlisted for service with the Rifle Brigade on 27 October 1905. His tenure of engagement with the colours was to be 9 years with the regulars and 3 years with the reserve. Prior to the Great War he had served with the 4th Battalion Rifle Brigade for some time, and had racked up considerable overseas service in Malta, Cyprus, Egypt and India, gaining a qualification as \'Machine Gunner\'. He first embarked for a theatre of war on 10 September 1914 with 3rd Battalion Rifle Brigade, and was subsequently \'Killed-in-Action\' on 23 December 1914 Sold together with a portrait photograph of the recipient in overseas kit, together with a copy of his Medal Index Card Condition: Medals fitted with brilliant silk weave ribands and overall EF
A 1914 Star campaign medal group of 3, plus Memorial Plaque for award to the next of kin of the fallen: Corporal, Thomas Young Cameron, 8th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders late 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders - 1914 Star. No clasp (1113 Pte T. Young. 2/Sea: Highrs) - British War Medal. Silver issue (1113 A.Cpl. T.C. Young. Sea.Highrs.) - Interallied Victory Medal (1113 A.Cpl. T.C. Young. Sea.Highrs.) - Memorial Plaque (Thomas Cameron Young) Important: Acting Corporal Thomas Young Cameron 8th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders is confirmed as being 'Killed-in-Action' in France on 28 July 1918 The respective Medal Index Card (extant at The National Archives) shows that Thomas Cameron Young, a native of St.Giles, Edinburgh, Scotland, first entered a theatre of war (France) on 23 August 1914, at which time he was serving with the 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders Condition: EF
A 1914 \'Killed-in-Action\' group of 3 plus Memorial Plaque: Private Hugh Johnston, 5th Battalion Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) - 1914 Star. No clasp (1879 Pte. H. Johnston 1/5 R.Highrs) - British War Medal. Silver issue (1879 Pte. H. Johnston. R.Highrs.) - Interallied Victory Medal (1879 Pte. H. Johnston. R.Highrs.) - Memorial Plaque: Hugh Johnston Important: Private Hugh Johnston, a native of Dundee, Scotland, who first entered a theatre of war France on 1 November 1914, is confirmed as being \'Killed-in-Action\' on 28 December 1914 The Dundee Advertiser of 21 January 1915 published the below following casualty notice in respect of Hugh Johnston; Quote, \" The Gallant Fifth - another Territorial Killed. The latest victim is Pte Hugh Johnston who resided with his sister at 56 William Street. He was only 18 years of age and joined the colours three months before the outbreak of war. When he met his death, Private Johnston who was employed in Caldrum Works was engaged in trench digging. Two other Dundee lads, Pte Simpson (curiously enough of the same address) and Pte Clark, Hill Street, - were along with him. They were working on each side of the deceased, and the first intimation they heard of the sad occurrence was a low moan proceeding from the bottom of the trench. Little investigation was required to ascertain the cause, Private Johnston had been struck in the head by a dum-dum bullet. He breathed his last a quarter of an hour later, and his body was buried the same night. Pte John Johnston, an elder brother, is a member of the 2nd Black Watch. He came with his regiment to France from India where he had been stationed for five years, and a tragic coincidence is the fact that he was on his way home to recuperate in the Caird Rest when his younger brother, now deceased was speeding south with the local Territorials.\" Unquote. NOTE: The medals of the recipients brother, John Johnston, 2/Royal Highlanders who was \'Killed-in-Action\', are also currently listed for sale on the website Sold with various copied research confirming all above details Condition: GVF
A 1914 \'Killed-in-Action\' group of 3: Private Robert White, 1st Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment - 1914 Star. With tailors replacement dated clasp (L-8063 Pte R. White 1/R.W. Kent R.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (L-8063 Pte R. White. R.W. Kent R.) - Interallied Victory Medal (L-8063 Pte R. White. R.W. Kent R.) Important: Private Robert White is confirmed as being \'Killed-in-Action\' on 1 September 1914 Robert White who had been born at Derby, Derbyshire, England, and was a resident of Plumstead, Kent, when he enlisted at Woolwich, Kent, for service with the British Army. He first entered theatre of war France on 15 August 1914 Condition: GVF
A 1915 Killed-in-Action casualty medal group of 3 together with the companion Memorial Plaque as issued to the 'Next-of-Kin': Private Alexander Baird Waddell, 7th Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. - 1914-15 Star (S-15623 Pte. A. B. Waddell. Cam'n Highrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (S-15623 Pte. A. Waddell. Camerons.) - Interallied Victory Medal (S-15623 Pte. A. Waddell. Camerons.) Important: The recipient is confirmed as having been Killed-in-Action on 31 July 1917 Note: Sold together with; - Memorial Plaque 'Alexander Waddell' - Transmittal letter sent with plaque - Cardboard case and inner envelope for plaque - Original portrait photograph of recipient on card. This signed by 'Ritchie, Paisley' Alexander Baird Waddell was a native of Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, where he was born in 1892. He attended the Royal Technical College, Glasgow, becoming a Lithographic Printer. On 11 November 1914 he enlisted, at Glasgow, into the Cameron Highlanders and left for France, with the 7th Camerons, on 8 July 1915. Nothing is known for definite about most of his active service career – though he did suffer periods of illness, whilst in France, in early 1916 and in the spring of 1917 By the time of the Third Battle of Ypres, he was a Signaller with “D” Company of the 7th Cameron Highlanders. His battalion belonged to the 15th (Scottish) Division which, generally speaking, attacked in a north-easterly direction – starting south-east of Potijze and heading towards Frezenberg. At first, the 7th Camerons were in reserve but, once the German front line was taken, they were able to move forward – although, throughout that day, ''the enemy shelling was severe''. The battalion was then involved in much fighting, until 3 August. Alexander Waddell’s date of death is given, officially, as 3 August 1917. However, a letter written to his mother from his officer, Second Lieutenant Norman S. Sim, states positively that “he was killed in action in the last big fight on the morning of the 31st July [1917]”. Private Alexander Baird Waddell is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium The medals and plaque are in virtually uncirculated condition, the medals complete with original long lengths of silk watered weave ribands Condition: EF
A 1965 Indo-Pakistan War campaign and long service medal group of 5: Naik Tikaram Gurung 2nd Battalion 1st Gorkha Rifles - India: Samar Seva Star 5033070 Rfn. T.R. Gurung, G.R. - India: Raksha Medal 5033070 Rfn. Tikaram Gurung, 1 G.R. - India: Sainya Seva Medal. With clasp \'Jammu & Kashmir\' 5033070 LNk. T.R. Gurung, G.R. - India: 25th Anniversary of Independence Medal, 1947-72: 5033070 Nk. T.R. Grg. 2.1. G.R. - India: Armed Forces 9 Year Long Service Medal: 5033070 Nk. T.R. Gurung. G.R. Note: The presence of the Samar Seva Star denotes that the recipient saw \'active service\' during the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War Recipient was a Naik (Corporal) serving with the 2nd Battalion 1st Gorkha Rifles of the Indian Army. The 1st Gurkha Rifles remained with the Indian Army after independence in 1947, and were subsequently renamed \'Gorkha Rifles\' The medals court-mounted in the Indian Army style, and almost certainly as-worn by the recipient. The reverse fitted with a mounting brooch, this latter retaining the hinged pin and clasp fitting Condition: VF
A 51st Highland Division 'Killed-in-Action' campaign group of 3: Private Sidney Herbert Bryant, ''A'' Coy, 1/6th (Morayshire) Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (Territorial Force) - 1914-15 Star (2016 Pte. S.H. Bryant Sea:Highrs) - British War Medal. Silver issue (2016 Pte. S.H. Bryant Sea.Highrs) - Interallied Victory Medal (2016 Pte. S.H. Bryant Sea.Highrs) Important: Private Bryant is confirmed as being 'Killed-in-Action' in France on 28 April 1916 Sidney Herbert Bryant was born in London in 1893. At the time of his baptism on 1 October 1893, his father who was a 'Tailor' by trade was living at 83, Kelmscott Street, Battersea, London. Sidney, who had enlisted for the Army at London, first entered theatre of war 'France' on 1 May 1915. He was the son of Frederick William and Isabella Bryant of 66 Bramfield Road, Wandsworth Common, London, and 22 years of age at his time of death. He had been serving with ''A'' Coy, 6th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, and is now remembered with honour at the CWGC Maroeuil British Cemetery in France Sold together with hard-copy of Medal Index Card and download page from CWGC Condition: EF
A Battle For Hong Kong FEPOW campaign and long service group of 5: Sergeant Arthur (or, Albert) Leonard Sinclair, Army Catering Corps, late Royal Army Medical Corps - 1939-45 Star - Pacific Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Efficiency Medal. EIIR 'Territorial' & 2 x further bars (21017022 Sgt A.L. Sinclair ACC) Note: The further service bars on the EM are both tailors copies Important: The recipient Arthur Lawrence Sinclair, who was born on 7 January 1915, is confirmed as having been captured at Hong Kong on 25 December 1941, at which time he was a member of the 27th Company Royal Army Medical Corps, at Bowen Road Military Hospital, Hong Kong Corporal Sinclair was one of only a handful of R.A.M.C. personnel that remained at Bowen Road Military Hospital, under command of Colonel Bowie, R.A.M.C. throughout almost the entire period of enemy occupation – only being transferred to Shamshuipo Camp, Kowloon, in March 1945, when the hospital was formally evacuated and closed by the Japanese The recipients POW Liberation Questionnaire (accessible at The National Archives WO 344 series), shows that the recipients United Kingdom residence address was; Prospect House 135 Wellsway Bath Somerset Arthur Lawrence is reported to have died at Bath, Somerset, England sometime in the last quarter of 1978 The medals mounted in the swing-style and 'as-worn' by the recipient. The contemporary silk ribands suspended form a mounting bar that retains the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: VF
A Battle of Hong Kong and FEPOW's campaign and long service medal group of 5: Sub-Conductor Walter Frederick Field, Royal Army Ordnance Corps - 1939-45 Star - Pacific Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Military LS&GC Medal. GVI 1st type (7580874 Sjt, W.F. Field. R.A.O.C.) Important: Sub-Conductor Field of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps is confirmed as having been captured at Hong Kong on the surrender of Hong Kong Colony on 25 December 1941 The recipients unique Army Number shows that he was a direct enlistment into the Royal Army Ordnance Corps Walter Frederick Field was born on 7 June 1906, and enlisted into the British Army on 6 July 1921. At the time of the surrender of the British Far East Colony of Hong Kong, Walter held the appointment of Warrant Officer I Class, and was a Sub-Conductor. He cited serving with 6 Section Royal Army Ordance Corps, and had been living at the Married Quarters in Hong Kong. After surrender and internment as a Far East Prisoner of War, he was interred at Argyle Street Camp, Kowloon, Hong Kong through to 19 January 1943. Walter was subsequently transported to Japan during the 'Third Transportation' of FEPOW's from Hong Kong. In Japan, he was interred firstly at Amagasaki POW Camp between 23 January 1943 to 19 May 1945, during which time he was 'Camp Leader'. He was later transferred to Nagoya Camp on 21 May 1945, and lastly No 6 Sub Camp on 6 September 1945, these latter camps being under a United Sates Navy Camp Leader The above information taken from the recipients FEPOW Questionnaire that is extant and accessible from The National Archives Condition: GVF
A Belfast Doctors family group of 8 medals, including a \'Brace\' of Mentions, and a B.E.F. campaign pair to a female in the Territorial Army Nursing Service: Captain William George Bateson, RAMC, & Mrs K.M. Bateson, Territorial Army Nursing Service 1). Captain W.G. Bateson, R.A.M.C. - IGS Medal 1936. With clasp \'North West Frontier 1936-37\' (Capt. W.G. Bateson. R.A.M.C.) - 1939-45 Star - Burma Star - France and Germany Star - Defence Medal - War Medal. With Mention-in-Despatches Oakleaf emblem on riband Important: The IGS Medal is a Royal Mint issue The awards of the Mention-in-Despatches, were published in the London Gazette as under; a. 20 December 1940, in respect of \'Distinguished Services in connection with operations in the field, March-June 1940\' b. 22 March 1945, in respect of \'Gallant and Distinguished Services in North West Europe\'. William George Bateson was born on 30 November 1911. After graduation from Queens University, Belfast, in 1934 he obtained a Short Service Commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and subsequently served on the North West Frontier of India during the Waziriztan Operations of 1936-37. During his service on the North West Frontier he was serving with the 18th Field Ambulance (medal and clasp confirmed per the respective medal roll ref WO 100/499 ). The aforementioned medal roll has further notations showing that he resigned his SSC on 1 January 1939, and thereafter resided at; Mullswood, Balmoral, Belfast, Northern Ireland - the same address which was shown for many years in the British Medical Register. He was recalled to the British Army for srervice during the Second World War during which he served with the B.E.F. in France 1940, as well as during the subsequent Burma and North West Europe campaigns. After demobilization he returned to general medical practise in Belfast Sold together with copied MID entries from the London Gazette The group mounted on a felt covered board for display 2). Medals of Mrs K.M. Bateson, T.A.N.S. - 1939-45 Star - War Medal - Gilt badge of the Territorial Army Nursing Service Mrs Bateson is confirmed as having served in the United Kingdom between 3 - 15 September 1939, and again 24 - 30 June 1940, these dates suggest that she served as a member of the British Expeditionary Force in France between 16 September 1939 - 23 June 1940 Sold together with official card box of issue from the Army Medal Office, this containing the official medal transmittal letter, as well as a letter from Officer-in-Charge of the Army Medal office explaining why the recipients application for award of a Defence Medal was turned down. It is this latter letter that contains Mrs Bateson\'s service dates referred to in the above aforementioned. The card box is addressed; Mrs K.M. Bateson 6, Lancaster Ave, Crosby, Liverpool 23 Condition: VF and better
A Belfast Gunner\'s \'Gallant Conduct\' British Empire Medal group of 5: Gunner David Alexander Donald, B.E.M., 140th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery - British Empire Medal (Military Division). GVI first issue (152298 Gnr. David A. Donald R.A.) - 1939-45 Star - Africa Star - Defence Medal Important: The award of the British Empire Medal was published in the London Gazette of 7 July 1944, wherein the recipient is shown as being a resident of Belfast, Northern Ireland The preamble in the London Gazette states; Quote, The King has bene graciously pleased to approve the award of the British Empire Medal (Military Division), in recognition of gallant conduct in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner...... Unquote. The official recommendation (ref WO 373/68) gives the below following specific details; Quote, On the 7th March, 1944, a party of Royal Engineers was blown up when working near the shore in East Anglia. Sergeant Martin instructed Gunners McKie and Donald to bring a stretcher and to follow him down the concrete road to the shore, through the minefield, to render first aid to seriously wounded Sappers Sergeant Martin rendered first-aid, bandaging the wounded men. The efficient manner in which the first aid was carried out received the highest praise of the hospital staff to which the two men were admitted. All three rescuers showed complete disregard for their personal safety, and their bravery, and prompt action were outstanding Unquote. Note all of the above three men were serving with 140th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery at the time they performed their gallant deeds. Raised in 1942, this unit never deployed overseas, but was stationed in the United Kingdom throughout it\'s existence. As we cannot verify the recipients WW2 campaign medal entitllement, we assume that Gunner Martin served with another unit prior to joining the 140th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Sold together with copied entry page from the respective London Gazette, that will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment The medals mounted in the \'court-style\', afixed to a felt backed board for display purposes Sold together with some copied research Condition: GVF
A Belfast Merchant Seaman\'s Great War campaign pair: William Mann Hart - British War Medal. Silver issue (William M Hart) - Mercantile Marine War Service Medal (William M. Hart) A unique name in the Merchant Seaman\'s index card series for the Great War medals. His cards shows that he was born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1886, and this has been cross-referenced from on-line internet genealogical resources which indicate that William Mann Hart was born in the registry district of Larne, Ireland, in the third quarter of 1886, and that he also married in the registry district of Larne, Ireland sometime in the third quarter of 1919 The medals both fitted with their original issue silk weave ribands Sold together with named (and crushed) card box of issue, original medal and ribbon envelopes, and a hardcopy of the Index Card confirming the medal entitlement and issuance Condition: EF
A Black Watch Great War 'Casualty' campaign medal group of 3: Private Charles Tooze, 6th Battalion Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) - 1914-15 Star (1784. Pte. C. Tooze. R. Highrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (1784. Pte. C. Tooze. R. Highrs.) - Interallied Victory Medal (1784. Pte. C. Tooze. R. Highrs.) Note: All medals confirmed as entitled per the respective Medal Index Card wherein it is shown that Charles Tooze first entered theatre of war 'France' on 2 May 1915 Important: The extant pension papers for Charles Tooze show that he was twice 'Wounded-in-Action' during the Great War, as under his admission to hospital dates as a consequence of the battle wounds being as under; - 4 July 1916: Shrapnel wound to right foot (104 days in hospital) - 4 August 1918: Gun Shot and Shrapnel Wound (GSW) to left leg (73 days in hospital) Charles Tooze was a native of St.Pauls, Bristol, England, where had been born circa 1895. Prior to enlisting in the British Army at Perth, Scotland, on 10 August 1914, at which time he was posted to the 6th Battalion Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), Charles had been employed as a 'Footman'. He was 19 years and 5 months of age when he enlisted. Charles subsequently served in France and Flanders' with his battalion, and was twice 'Wounded-in-Action' during the Great. Charles took his final discharge from the British Army on 15 January 1919 The pension papers for Charles Tooze are extant and accessible from 'The National Archives' Condition: Abrasive marks on reverse of star (not affecting naming) otherwise about VF
A Black Watch Great War 'Mesopotamia' Killied-in-Action casualty medal group of 3 together with the associated Memorial Plaque: Private Samuel Rennie, 2nd Battalion Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) - 1914-15 Star (S/7120. Pte. S. Rennie. R. Highrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (S/7120. Pte. S. Rennie. R. Highrs.) - Interallied Victory Medal (S/7120. Pte. S. Rennie. R. Highrs.) - Memorial Plaque (Samuel Rennie) Sold together with a Great War era white-metal Royal Highlanders cap badge, this latter with original fittings Important: Samuel Rennie is confirmed as having been Killed-in-Action at Hanna, Mesopotamia on 21 January 1916 Note: All medals confirmed as entitled per the respective Medal Index Card wherein it is shown that Charles Tooze first entered theatre of war 'France' on 21 September 1915 Samuel Rennie was a native of Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland. Prior to the Great War he had enlisted at the county town of Ayr, for service with the British Army, being subsequently posted to the Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) Samuel Rennie is commemorated on the CWGC Basra Memorial, Iraq The medals fitted with original silk watered ribands and attached with cap badge to a plum coloured velvet pad for display purposes Condition: GVF
A Bomber Command double gallantry group of 7: Squadron Leader John Aston Costello, D.F.C., D.F.M., late 463 Aquadron Royal Australian Air Force, and 49 Squadron Royal Air Force - Distinguished Flying Cross. GVI issue. Reverse dated '1945' - Distinguished Flying Medal. GVI type I (1382972. F/Sgt. J.A. Costello. R.A.F.) - 1939-45 Star - Air Crew Europe Star. With clasp 'France and Germany' - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. EIIR issue with clasp 'Near East'(Sqn.Ldr. J.A. Costello. R.A.F.) Important: Both decorations published in the London Gazette. The respective LG dates and official recommendations are given below; - Distinguished Flying Cross (LG 1943): By time of this award he had flown a total of 192.50 hours on his 1st tour, and 97.53 hours on his 2nd tour. The total hours flown on perations since recipt of his first award was 112.38 hours. He had also flown an additional 20 sorties since receipt of his first decoration Quote, FLYING OFFICER COSTELLO was the navigator of an aircraft which was shot down on 21/22 February 1945, returning from an attack on MITTELAND CANAL; COSTELLO was taken prisoner and has now returned to this country. COSTELLO has an outstanding operational record. Since being awarded the Distinguished Flyiing Medal, this officer has completed eighteen sorties on his second tour of operations, included in these were attacks on such heavily defended targets as DORTMUND EMS CANAL and LA PALLICE 'U' BOAT SHELTERS. On several occassions FLYING OFFICER COSTELLO was the navigator in the leading aircraft and therefore had the responsibility of getting the whole force to target at the correct time. He distinguished himself throughout this operational tour, by his navigational efficiency. His reliability, devotion to duty, and keeness on operations has done much to maintain the morale of the crews in the Squadron, particularly the more inexperienced, who on many occasions he has unhesitatingly flown with on operations. Unquote. - Distinguished Flying Medal (LG 1945): By time of this award he had accumulated 162.30 hours flown on operations, and flown 24 sorties Quote, Since carrying out his first operational sortie to BERLIN, this N.C.O. has proved consistently successful in navigating his aircraft to a variety of targets. He has carried out attacks on ITALY, STETTIN, PILSEN, PEENEMUNDE and both the recent ''shuttle service" attacks which involved a landing in Africa. His navigation throughout has been of the highest standard and he is recommended for the award of the D.F.M. Unquote. John Aston Costello was born on 5 April 1916. Prior to the Second World War he was a Police Constable in London, and his residence was at, 50, Kenton Court, London W.14. He enslited into the Royal Air Foce on 16 December 1940. As a Flight Sergeant (Navigator) serving with 49 Squadron. After completion of his first operational tour, and by then an officer holding the rank of Pilot Officer (he was commissioned with effect on 4 August 1943) John was transferred to 463 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force. While serving with 463 Squadroon R.A.A.F., and by then promoted to Flying Officer rank, his Lancaster Bomber aircraft No PB804 was shot-down by enemy 'Ack-Ack' fire on 21 February, 1945, returning from an attack on MITTELAND CANAL. After the Captain had given the order to bale-out, Costello together with the Bomb-Aimer and Engineer, left the burning aircraft through the front escape hatch, at the time of their jump, Costello reported that the Captain remained in his seat in the cockpit. Although 3 of his his fellow crew members died in the aircraft, including the Pilot and Squadron Commanding-Officer, Wing Commander William Alexander Forbes, D.S.O., D.F.C., John was one of the lucky remaining 5 who survived their bale-outs over enemy occupied territory (see the Australian War Memorial on-line resources for respective combat/casualty reports for the loss of this aircraft and the commanding officer, the casualty reports including mention of Costello). John Costello remained at large as an evader for almost 4 days days before finally being captured at Lingen, Germany, on 25 February 1945. During captivity, he was abused by his captors at Dulag Luft Oberursel, where he was kept in solitary, given little food, and threatended. He was subsequently incarcerated at camps Stalag XIIID Nuremburg from 5 March 1945 - 4 April 1945, and lastly at Stalag VIIA Mooseburg, between 18 April 1945 until liberation on 29 April 1945. Post-war, John Costello remained in the Royal Air Force, and as a Squadron-Leader served during the Suez-Crisis of 1956 Note: During the Second World War there was an estimated 418 x instances of the double award combination of the DFC together with the DFM. 463 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force received 83 x DFC's, while 49 Squadron Royal Air Force received 115 x DFM's Sold together with below copied research; - Official recommendation for award of the DFC - Official recommendation for awar dof the DFM - POW Liberation Questionnaire Note: The 49th Squadron Association website includes a group photograph of air crew standing in from of a Lancaster, including an identified John Costello The medals professionally mounted in the swing-style and 'as-worn' by the recipient. The mounting bar brooch retainign the original long hinged bar and clasp fittings Condition: GVF Price: GBP 6750
A boxed Womens 'Air Services' Second World War pair: Mrs J. Harrison, 5 Married Quarters, Grand Depot Barracks, Woolwich, London. S.E.18 - Defence Medal - War Medal Both medals un-named as issued and contained in their original grease proof papers with unused silk ribands, complete in card addressed box of issue, and including the 'Medal Transmittal Letter 'from the Under-Secretary of State for Air - this last indicating that Mrs Harrsion had been serving with one of the female Air services. Presumably married to a serving soldier, she had the medals sent to her married quarters which were; Mrs J. Harrison 5 Married Quarters Grand Depot Barracks Woolwich. London. S.E.18 Note: We believe - but do not know - that Mrs Harrison was the wife of 933329 Warrant Officer II J. Harrison, Royal Artillery, whose campaign and long service group we are selling separately Condition: GVF
A British Camel Corps associated multiple campaign and long service medal group of 7: Sergeant Alonza Mokes, Worcestershire Regiment, late British Camel Corps, 1st Garrison Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment and 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards - 1914 Star. With original dated clasp (12061 Pte A. Mokes. 1/G. Gds:) - British War Medal. Silver issue (12061 Cpl.. A. Mokes. G. Gds.) - Interallied Victory Medal (12061 Cpl.. A. Mokes. G. Gds.) - Defence Medal - War Medal - Army LS&GC Medal. GV second type (5241291 C. Sjt. A. Mokes. Worc. R.) - Khedives Sudan Medal 1910. Silver issue no clasp (19122 Cpl A. Mokes. R.War. R.) Note: All medals with officially impressed naming as issued Important: The Great War trio with clasp and Sudan 1910 medals all confirmed as entitled per the recipients respective Medal Index Card and Khedives Sudan Medal Roll (ref WO 100/407) Alonza Mokes, was born in Nottingham, England, circa 1888. The 1911 National Census for England and Wales, shows that Alonza was then residing with his Uncle and his wife at, 15 Pleasant Row, Hyson Green, Nottingham, England, and was employed as ''Curtain Lace Maker". Alonza would have enlisted in the British Army sometime between April 1911, and August 1914. He embarked for overseas service with the Grenadier Guards on 1914, and first entered theatre of war 'France' on, 19 October 1914 (his MIC shows entitlement and issuance of dated clasp and emblems). Presumably Alonza was either wounded or otherwise disabled due to sickness, while serving with the Grenadiers, which would account for his subsequent posting to the 1st Garrison Battalion Warwickshire Regiment - with which latter regiment he embarked for Egypt and ultimately the Sudan. Prior to embarking for Egypt and the Sudan, Alonza married Annie Elizabeth Chalk, in London on 11 September 1911. Alonza was one of an estimated 43 x 'All-Ranks' of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment to be drafted to the locally raised 'British Camel Corps' for service in the Sudan, all of whom were entitled to receive the Khedives Sudan 1910 Medal, in recognition of their qualifying campaign service in that region. Before the Great War ended, Alonza was transferred, for the final time, to the Worcestershire Regiment, with which regiment he remained in service through the rest of his post-war military career. Alonza Mokes is recorded as having died on 7 April 1957 , at the time of his death his residence was, 55 Madison Avenue, Ward End, Birmingham, England The medals all fitted with contemporary silk rbands and mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient (the Khedives Sudan medal mounted in wrong order of precedence) Condition: About VF and better
A British Infantryman's Korean War campaign medal pair: Private R. Hodson, 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment - Korea Medal (22252113 Pte. R. Hodson. MX.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' Between August 1950 to April 1951, 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment was one of the first two (the other was 1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) British infantry regiments to serve in the Korean War For their services in Korea, the Middlesex Regiment thereafter carried the below battle honours on their regimental colours; - Korea 1950-51 - Naktong Bridgehead Condition: VF
A British Officers Great War campaign group of 3: Lieutenant Capel Hereward Price, Royal Engineers late Army Service Corps - 1914-15 Star (Lt. C.H. Price. A.S.C.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Lt. C.H. Price.) - Interallied Victory Medal (Lt. C.H. Price.) Capel Hereward Price was born at 89, St Pauls Road, Camden New Town, Middlesex, on 16 September 1875. At time of his joining the British Army he was resident at 5, Great College Street, Westminster, London, and was by profession a \'Surveyor\'. He was appointed a Lieutenant in the Army Service Corps on 7 June 1915, and embarked for theatre of war \'Salonika\' on 15 November 1915 - and all his active overseas service thereafter was in that theatre where he held several appointments including service with; 42nd Railway S.Det.; Officer in Charge Forage. Brickworks Pier, Salonika; Officer in Charge Gravesend Pier, Salonika; Officer Commanding 173 D.U.of S. attd Mian Supply Depot, Salonika, etc. He applied for a transfer to the Royal Engineers in 1917, and was subsequently transferred to the R.E. on 28 October 1917. Sold together with copied Medal Index Card, Birth Certifcate and Officers Service Papers that confirm all above details The medals contained in two named card boxes of issue as issued, one box titled as contianign the 1914-15 star, and the other box titled as containing the British War and Interallied Victory medals Condition: The medals virtually uncirculated EF
A British Red Cross Society Medal Pair: S. Robinson, British Red Cross Society - Proficiency Cross: 'Red Cross First Aid' (11583 S. Robinson) - Proficiency Cross 'Red Cross Administration & Organization' (353 S. Robinson) The integral top brooch bars on both medal being complete and retaining their original hinged pins and clasp fittings on reverse Condition: GVF
A Burma Campaign and long service group of 5: Sergeant D.L. Houghton, Royal Army Pay Corps - 1939 -1945 Star - Burma Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Efficiency Medal. EIIR & bar 'Territorial' (22206418 Sgt. D. L. Houghton. R. A. P. C.) The group mounted in the swing-style 'as-worn' hanging from contemporary ribands. The mounting bar retaining the large hinged pin and casp fitting Condition: VF
A Burma Campaign group of 4: Private A. Brims, Calcutta Scottish - 1939-45 Star - Burma Star - War Medal - Efficiency Medal. GVI 1st issue, & suspender bar 'India' (Pte. A. Brims, Cal. Scott., A.F.I.) The medals mounted from an old brooch bar in the court-style suspended form contemporary ribbons and almost certainly 'as worn' by the recipient Condition: VF
A C.E.F. Great War campaign pair: Acting Sergeant Ronald Ollar, 49th Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force - British War Medal. Silver issue (100335 A.Sjt. R.Ollar. 49-Can. Inf.) - Interallied Victory Medal (100335 A.Sjt. R.Ollar. 49-Can. Inf.) Ronald Macalister Ollar (a unique surname in the C.E.F.) was a native of Kilkerran Cottage, Campbeltown, Argyllshire, Scotland. He was born in 1885, and was the son of Alexander and Mary Ollar. The 1901 Scottish Census shows that he was living with his parents at the family home, and was occupied as a 'Joiner House Apprentice'. Prior to leaving Scotland for Canada sometime between 1902-1914, Ronald had been a member of the Volunteer Force or Territorial Force in Scotland (his CEF aatestation papers refer) where he was a member of the local Argyll and Suhterland Highlanders battalion. On moving to Canada he was employed there as a 'Carpenter'. A descendent reported that Ronald was Wounded-in-Action as well as 'Gassed' during the Great War, and that these injuries and experiences had long lingering adverse effects on his health and general well being, and largely contributed to his relatively early death at the age of 48, when he died at his family home at Cambeltown on 26 November 1933. He never married and had no issue Note: Each medal is suspended from a contemporary silk watered weave riband bar (see illustrations). These retaining the original pin-back brooch fittings Condition: EF
A Cameronian Old Sweat's Great War campaign and long service group of 4: Acting Company Sergeant Major William George Hall, 1st Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) - 1914 Star. With original clasp '5th Aug-22nd Nov.1914 (4883 Sjt. W. Hall. 1/Sco:Rif.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (**** A.W.Cl.2. W.G. Hall. Sco Rif.) - Interallied Victory Medal (**83 A.W.Cl.2. W.G. Hall. Sco R*f.) - Military LS&GC Medal. GV 1st issue (4883 Sjt: W.G. Hall. Sco: Rif.) Note: * denotes a digit or letter worn through contact wear and illegible on the BWM & Interallied Victory Medals only Important: The recipients servioce papers show that he first entered theatre of war France on 14 August 1914 William George Hall a native of the parish of St.Georges, London, Middlesex, England, circa 1873. He was aged 20 years and 9 months when he attested for service with the Regular Army and a career with the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) at London, on 12 March 1894. At the time of his enlistment he described himself as having been a 'Printer' by 'Trade'. He was however no stranger to military service as he cited prior volunteer service with the 1st Volunteer Battalion Royal Fusiliers. William went on to rack up an impressive continuous service of 22 years with the Cameronians, most of which was spent overseas on garrison duty in the Empire and on active service during the Great War, as under; - Home: 12 Mar 1893 - 29 Nov 1894 - India: 20 Nov 1894 - 26 Oct 1906 - Home: 27 Oct 1906 - 13 Aug 1914 - France: 14 Aug 1914 - 31 Jul 1915 - Home: 01 Aug 1915 - 11 Mar 1916 He was never reduced in rank throughout his long regimental career, and his final rank as a commissioned Warrant Officer was Acting Company Sergeant Major of 1st Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) The details above were extrapolated from the recipients extant service papers, which are accessible at a popular on-line research website Condition: Contact marks & polished GF
A campaign and 'Rhodesia Independence' medal group of 3: Bombardier Thomas Harkins, 32nd Guided Weapons Regiment, Royal Artillery - GSM 1962. With clasp 'Northern Ireland' (24294252 Gnr. T. Harkins RA.) - Rhodesia Medal 1980 (24294252 L. Bdr. T Harkins R.A.) - Zimbabwe: Independence Medal 1980. Officially numbered (26851) Note: Sold together with; - Buckingham Palace restricted permission to accept & wear the Zimbabwe medal - Official named card box of issue for the Rhodesia Medal - Official named / identifed photograph of Harkins in Rhodesia - Army Form B 200 (ADP) 'Soldiers Record of Service' Important: An estimated 85 x Rhodesia Medals were awarded to 'All-Ranks' of the Royal Artillery, for their deployment to Rhodesia in 190 during Operation Agila - of which 5 x officers and 29 x soldiers of 32nd Guided Weapons Regiment, Royal Artillery, including Lance Bomardier Harkins were awarded medals Lance-Bombardier Thomas Harkins, was a native of West Lothian, Scotland, where he was born on 1 May 1954. He enlisted in the British Army, and service with the Royal Artillery on 13 June 1972. In total he served 9 years with 'The Colours', taking his final discharge on 12 June 1981. During his service Harkins served multiple tours ( x 4) in Northern Ireland, the first of which was between 2 May 1973 to 4 September 1973 - his General Service Medal with clasp being issued to him on 19 February 1976. Harkins also served in Belize on two tours, in 1977 and again in 1979. Lance-Bomardier Harkins deployed to Rhodesia, as a member fo the British Military Advisory Team, between 23 December 1979 to 10 March 1980 The medals mounted for display attached to a dark felt board Sold with a quantity of copied research Condition: EF
A campaign and double long service medal group of 3: Sergeant W. Edwards, Prince Wales Own, late Army Cadet Force and East Yorkshire Regiment - GSM 1918. EIIR issue with clasp \'Malaya\' (22634457 Pte. W. Edwards, E. Yorks.) - Efficiency Medal. EIIR issue with Second Award Bar: (22634457 Sgt. W. Edwards, P.W.O.) - Cadet Forces Long Service Medal. EIIR Iusse (W. Edwards, A.C.F.) The group mounted in the court-style. The mounting brooch bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: The silver medals toned, about GVF
A campaign and efficient service group of 4: Warrant Officer II, C.S. Rogers Royal Artillery - Defence Medal - War Medal - General Service Medal 1918. EIIR issue \'Malaya\' (846421 W.O.Cl.2. C.S. Rogers. R.A.) - Efficiency Medal. GVI type I \'Territorial\' & extra bar (846421 B.Q.M. Sjt C.S. Rogers R.A.) Condition: GVF
A campaign and long group of 3: Squadron Quarter Master Sergeant William Nolan O\'Donnell, Army Pay Corps late 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers - Egypt Medal 1882. Reverse dated 1882 no clasp (1476 Pay Mr Sergt W.N. O\'Donnell, 1/R.I. Fus) - Military LS&GC Medal. Victorian issue (62 S:Q.M:Sgt: W.N. O\'Donnell. A:P:C.) - Egypt: Khedives Egypt Star 1882 Note: The naming on the Egypt medal has customary wear at 3\' & 9\' O\'clock over \'Mr\' in rank and \'ell\' of surname William Nolan O\'Donnell a native oif Kilkenny, Ireland, was aged 24 years and a \'Ships Steward\' when he enlisted for service with the British Army at Liverpool, England, on 30 March 1878. Subsequently he served a total of 21 years and 5 days with the colours, during that time he served with the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers for just over 14 and a half years until 15 November 1892 on which latter date he transferred to the Military Staff Clerks, and finally to the Army Pay Corps on 1 April 1893. William Nolan served more than 9 years overseas as under; - Egypt: 8 Aug 1882-8 Nov 1892 (1st Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers) - India: 12 Sep 1883-14 Nov 1892 (1st Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers) His final discharge from the British Army on 3 April 1899 at Fermoy, Ireland. At the time of his discharge he was in possession of a First Class Certificate in Education plus 3 medals, vide Egypt Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and the Khedival Star for 1882; his conduct and character were described as \'Exemplary\' and he 45 years of age. His intended place of residence was given as 183 Barrackton, Cork City, Ireland, where he would live with his wife nee Jane Cronin whom he had married at Cork on 1 July 1879, and with whom raised a large family of seven children A large set of the recipients service papers confirming all of the above details will be forwarded to the buyer by email file attachment Condition: Egypt with loose suspender, pitting and edge wear hence the LSGC better thus about GF-VF
A campaign and long service group of 3: Leading Aircraftman J.W. Guildford, Air Auxiliary Air Force - Defence Medal - War Medal - Air Efficiency Award. GVI first issue (855052 L.A.C. J.W. Guildford. A.A.F.) The Air Efficiency Award is confirmed as having been authorised for award on 30 September 1948 Medals all fitted with the original ribands as issued Condition: GVF
A campaign and long service group of 3: Sergeant A.F.H. Bayliss, Royal Air Force - GSM 1918. EIIR with clasp \'Malaya\' (1920014 Jnr.Tech. A.F.H. Bayliss. R.A.F.) - AGS Medal 1902. With clasp \'Kenya\' (1920014 Cpl. A.F.H. Bayliss. R.A.F.) - Royal Air Force LS&GC Medal. EIIR issue (S1920014 Sgt. A.F.H. Bayliss. R.A.F.) Primarily an army and policing action, the award of the Africa General Service Medal for service during the \'Mau Mau\' rebellion is a fairly uncommon issue when awarded to the Royal Air Force The recipients unique RAF service number denotes an enlistment as a Boy Entrant sometime between May 1947 - September 1951 Condition: VF
A campaign and long service group of 3: Sergeant B. Ingham, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers - GSM 1962. With clasp 'Northern Ireland' (24100104 L/Cpl B. Ingham REME.) - United Nations Service Medal. 'UNCYP' for Cyprus - Military LS&GC. EIIR issue with bar 'Regular Army' (24100104 Sgt B Ingham REME) Note: The United Nations medal is a good solid struck contemporary piece from the 1970's The medals mounted in the swing-style, presumably 'as-worn' by the recipient. The mounting bar retaining the hinged pin fitting Condition: The silver medals dark toned. VF
A campaign and long service group of 3: Staff Sergeant J.M. Jackson, Royal Army Pay Corps - United Nations Service Medal, With clasp 'Korea' - GSM 1918. EIIR issue with clasp 'Malaya' (22660731 Sgt. K. Jackson. R.A.P.C.) - Military LS&GC. EIIR issue 'Regular Army' bar (22660731 Sgt. M.J. Jackson. R.A.P.C.) Note: Likely clerical error basis forename initials on the silver medals, but no corrections, and both properly officially impressed as issued The group mounted in the 'swing-style- and 'as-worn'. Medals suspended from contemporary ribands and the mounting brooch retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fitting Condition: GVF
A campaign and long service group of 4: Staff Sergeant T.A. Hearne, Royal Army Pay Corps - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. EIIR issue with clasp 'Malaya' (22287458 Sgt. T.A. Hearne, R.A.P.C.) - Military LS&GC Medal. EIIR & 'Regular Army' bar (22287458 S.Sgt. T.A. Hearne, RAPC.) The group mounted in the 'swing-style- and 'as-worn'. Medals suspended from contemporary ribands and the mounting brooch retaining the original long hinged pin and casp fitting Condition: Medals laquered GVF
A campaign and long service group of 4: Warrant Officer I, F. Moreland, Royal Army Pay Corps - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. 'Arabian Peninsula' (2164964 W.O. CL.1. F.Moreland. R.A.P.C.) - Military LS&GC. EIIR & bar 'Regular Army' (2164964 W.O. CL.1. F.Moreland. R.A.P.C.) Important: The recipients unique pre-1941 'Army Number' shows that he had originally enlisted and served with the Royal Engineers A scarce campaign clasp on the market to the Royal Army Pay Corps The group mounted 'swing-style' suspended from contemporary ribands on a pin-back brooch, and presumably 'as-worn' by the recipient Condition: GVF
A campaign and long service group of 5: Sergeant A. W. F. Stewart, 1st Battalion King?s Shropshire Light Infantry - War Medal 1939-45 - Korea Medal 1950-53 (14869377 C. Sjt., K.S.L.I.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' - AGS Medal 1902. EIIR issue with clasp 'Kenya' (14869377 Sgt., K.S.L.I.) - Military LS&GC Medal. EIIR issue & 'Regular Army' bar (14869377 Sgt., KSLI.) Note: The AGSM only with official corrections to some of the initials and forename 1st Battalion Kings Shropshire Light Infantry carried the below two battle honours for their services during the Korean War; - Kowang San - Korea 1951-53 Together with 1/K.O.S.B., those regiments had the distinction in the British Army of having served for the longest period of time in theatre during the Korean War The group mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The medals suspended from contemporary silk ribands, with the mounting brooch bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: VF
A campaign and long service group of 7 to a Welsh born British Officer of Scandanavian descent: Captain (Honorary Major) Frank Bergelin, Royal Signals, late 1st Indian Divisional Signals - IGS 1936. Clasp 'NWF 1936-37' (2323567 Sgln. F. Bergelin. R.Signals.) - 1939-45 Star - France & Germany Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. EIIR with clasp 'Malaya'(2323567 W.O.CL.2. F. Bergelin. R.Sigs.) - Military LS&GC. EIIR with 'Regular Army' bar (2323567 W.O.CL.2. F. Bergelin. R.Sigs.) Important: The IGS medal and clasp confirmed as issued per the respective medal roll (ref WO 100/98), wherein the recipient is shown as having qualified for the medal and clasp while serving with 1st Indian Divisional Signals - the medal roll compiled and signed at Rawalpindi, on 1 November 1938 Note: On 13 March 1976, Captain Bergelin (officer number 452898) resigned his commission on exceding the age limit, at which time he was restored to the honorary rank of Major (Q.M.) Important: A search of 'Ancestry' shows that both the Parents and Grandaparents of the recipient - all living in Cardiff, Wales in 1911 - are listed variously as being born in Sweden, and or Russian subjects from Finland. Frank Bergelin (the recipient) was born in Cardiff on 13 March 1915, and is recorded as having died in first quarter of 2001 in Wantage, Berkshire, England Sold together with some copied research pages from a genealogical website The medals are mounted in the loose style, quite possibly as worn by the recipient. The ribands being silk contemporary issues, and the mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: VF
A campaign and long service group of 9: Sergeant Albert Everitt, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry, late South Wales Borderers - British War Medal. Silver issue (44555 Pte A.E.Everitt.S.Wales.Bord) - Interallied Victory Medal (44555 Pte A.E.Everitt.S.Wales.Bord) - IGS Medal 1908. GV 2nd Type 'North West Frontier 30-31' (4027619 Sjt A E Everitt, K.S.L.I) - 1939-45 Star - Africa Star - Italy Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Military LS&GC Medal. GVI 1st Type with 'Regular Army' bar (4027619 Sjt A.E. Everitt, K.S.L.I) Albert E. Everitt is confirmed form his Medal Index Card as having first served with the South Wales Borderers when he entered a theatre of war during the Great War. His MIC also confirms that he subsequently transferred to the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry during the course of the Great War A previous vendor reported that Sergeant Everitt served with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers during the Second World War Sold together with a a copy of recipients MIC and a named / identified group photograph captioned 'Families, 1st K.S.L.I., Kaldana, India, 1932, in which Sergeant Everitt, together with his wife, daughter and son are all identified The medals mounted in the 'swing-style' suspended from a brooch bar Condition: Great War pair GF others VF
A campaign and long service medal group of 3: Sergeant M. J. Gardner, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers - GSM 1962. With clasp 'Northen Ireland' (23709524 Sgt. M. J. Gardner REME. ) - United Nations: Service Medal for UNCYP - Military LSGC Medal. EIIR 'Regular Army' bar (23709524 Sgt M J Gardner REME) Note: The UN Medal. fitted with it's original riband and mounting brooch pin, is a good quality strike / manufacture, with matt gilding, as issued prior to the 1980's, and not to be confused with the poorly made efforts produced and issued since then Sold together with the original official white card box of issue for the General Service Medal. This latter with official named lable bearing medal and recipients details Condition: EF
A campaign and long service medal group of 5: Sergeant George William Seaman 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment - 1914 Star. No clasp (6601 L.Cpl G.W. Seaman. 1/Devon:R.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (6601 Sjt G.W. Seaman. Devon.R.) - Interallied Victory Medal (6601 Sjt G.W. Seaman. Devon.R.) - Defence Medal - Military LS&GC Medal. GV first issue (6601 Sjt G.W. Seaman. Devon.R.) Sold together with local bazaar ‘Cast’ gilding metal cap badge, with slider on reverse Note: All Great War medals confirmed as issued on the respective Medal Index Card (ref The National Archives) which shows that the recipient was also issued a dated clasp to the 1914 Star George William Seaman, was a native of Babbacombe, Torquay, Devonshire, England. He had been born at Finsbury, Middlesex, England, circa 1883. George enlisted in the 3rd (Militia) Battalion Devonshire Regiment on 21 February 1901. At the time of his enlistment he was employed as a ‘Groom’ and was residing at 19 Hairdown Terrace, Babbacombe, Torquay. George transferred to the ‘Regular Army’ on 4 April 1901, and service with a regular battalion of the Devonshire Regiment. At the time of the outbreak of the Great War, George – by then a ‘Reservist’ - was recalled to the Colours. Holding the appointment of Lance Corporal, he first entered theatre of war ‘France’ on 20 September 1914. When George retired from the British Army he returned to Babbacombe, Torquay. England, and is recorded as having died there on 6 September 1963 Condition: The group mostly VF
A campaign and long service medal pair: Colour Sergeant George Ogilvie, 1st battalion Gordon Highlanders - IGS 1895. With clasp 'Relief of Chitral 1895' (1984 Sgt. G. Ogilvie 1st Bn Gord: Highrs) - Military Long Service & Good Conduct Medal. EDVII (1984 Clr: G. Ogilvie. Gordon Hdrs) Important: IGS medal and clasp confirmed as entitled in the respective medal roll (ref WO 100/78) George Ogilvie, a native of Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, was born there circa 1867. Prior to joining the British Army on 16 December 1885 - at ther age of 18 years and 1 month - he had been employed as a 'Mill-Worker' in Dundee. George subsequerntly served a long and distinguished military career with the Gordon Highlanders. By the time he took his final discharge on 30 June 1913, he had completed more 27 years and 127 days service with the Gordons, during which time he had served overseas in Malta, Ceylon and India, including active service on the North West Frontier of India in 1895. George appears to have been a model soldier, as at time of discharge his military conduct and character were descxribed as having been 'Exemplary' George Ogilvie did not serve in the South African War, and 'both' of his medals and clasps here offered are confirmed as his full entitlement in his respective service papers The recipients service papers (19 pages) in the WO97 file series are extant and available from The National Archives Condition: VF
A campaign and long service medal pair: Colour Sergeant George Ogilvie, 1st battalion Gordon Highlanders - IGS 1895. With clasp 'Relief of Chitral 1895' (1984 Sgt. G. Ogilvie 1st Bn Gord: Highrs) - Military Long Service & Good Conduct Medal. EDVII (1984 Clr: G. Ogilvie. Gordon Hdrs) Important: IGS medal and clasp confirmed as entitled in the respective medal roll (ref WO 100/78) George Ogilvie, a native of Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, was born there circa 1867. Prior to joining the British Army on 16 December 1885 - at ther age of 18 years and 1 month - he had been employed as a 'Mill-Worker' in Dundee. George subsequerntly served a long and distinguished military career with the Gordon Highlanders. By the time he took his final discharge on 30 June 1913, he had completed more 27 years and 127 days service with the Gordons, during which time he had served overseas in Malta, Ceylon and India, including active service on the North West Frontier of India in 1895. George appears to have been a model soldier, as at time of discharge his military conduct and character were descxribed as having been 'Exemplary' George Ogilvie did not serve in the South African War, and 'both' of his medals and clasps here offered are confirmed as his full entitlement in his respective service papers The recipients service papers (19 pages) in the WO97 file series are extant and available from The National Archives Condition: VF
A campaign and long service pair of medals: Driver Alfred Collins, Royal Horse Artillery, late 3rd Field Battery Royal Artillery - IGS 1895. 'Punjab Frontier 1897-98' 'Tirah 97-98' (315 Dvr A. Collins 3d Fd By. R.A.) - Military LS&GC Medal. GV first issue (315 Dvr: A. Collins. R.H.A.) Important: Both medals and all the clasps confirmed as entitled per the respective medal rolls and auhrities cited below; - Ref WO 100/85 for India General Service Medal 1895 - Ref Army Order 104 of 1912 for LS&GC Medal Alfred Collins, was a native of Arborfield, Reading, Berkshire, England, where he was born circa 1874. By trade he described himself as a 'Groom' and was 18 years and 4 months of age when he attested at Redhill, Surrey, England, on 1 November 1893, for service with the British Army being posted to the Royal Regiment of Artillery. Alfred subsequently served overseas in India for 9 years and 143 days between 10 September 1896 to 30 January 1906, during which time he experienced active campaign service on the North West Frontier of India. On his return to the United Kingdom in 1906, Alfred was transferred to the 'Royal Horse Artillery Riding Establishment', where he served the remainder of his military service. Alfred did not serve overseas during the Great War, and he took his final discharge form the British Army on 31 October 1915, by which time he had completed an impressive 22 years service The recipients service papers are extant and available from The National Archives Condition: About VF
A campaign and long service pair: Corporal D. J. Miles, Royal Air Force - GSM 1962. With clasp 'Malay Peninsula' (S 1944880 SAC. D.J. Miles. R.A.F.) - Royal Air Force LS&GC Medal. EIIR issue (Cpl D J Miles (S1944880) RAF) Note: The service number denotes that the recipient had entered the Royal Air Force as a Boy Entrant sometime after July 1954 Condition: GVF
A campaign and long service pair: Corporal Himlal Ghale, 1st Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles - General Service Medal 1962. With clasp 'Borneo' (21155522 Rfn Himlal Ghale, 1/2 GR) - Military LS&GC Medal. EIIR issue 'Regular Army' (21155522 Cpl Himlal Ghale, 2 GR) The pair mounted court-style for display Condition: VF
A campaign and long service pair: Sergeant C.H. Lymburn, Royal Air Force - GSM 1962. 'South Arabia' (K 1925719 Sgt. C.H. Lymburn. R.A.F.) - RAF LS&GC Medal. EIIR issue (K 1925719 Sgt. C.H. Lymburn. R.A.F.) The recipients unique RAF service number denotes an enlistment as a direct Boy Entrant sometime between September 1951 and July 1954 The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The mounting brooch retaining the long hinged pin and casp fitting Condition: VF
A campaign and long service pair: Sergeant G.T. Diamond, Royal Marines - GSM1962. With clasp 'Northern Ireland' (RM20741 G.T. Diamond Cpl RM) - Naval LS&GC Medal. EIIR issue (PO20741V Sgt. G T Diamond RM) Condition: GVF
A campaign and long service pair: Warrant Officer II, J. Shearer, Royal Army Pay Corps - GSM 1962. 'South Arabia' 'Malay Peninsula' (14190511 W.O. Cl.2. J. Shearer. RAPC.) - Military LS&GC Medal. EIIR issue 'Regular Army' (14190511 S.Sgt J. Shearer. RAPC.) The clasps on the GSM attached by the customary rod as issued Condition: GVF
A campaign and long service service group of 4: Senior Staff Instructor T. Lawler Army Physical Training Corps late Green Howards - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. EIIR with clasp 'Malaya' (4397002 S.S.I. T. Lawler. A.P.T.C.) - Military LS&GC Medal. EIIR issue 'Regular Army' bar (4397002 S.Sgt. T. Lawler. A.P.T.C.) Important: A scarce group on the market named to this unit, in particular with a campaign medal named to the rank of 'Senior Staff Instructor' The recipients unique Army Number shows that he had originally enlisted in the 'Green Howards' sometime prior to 1942 The group mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and casp fitting Condition: VF
A campaign pair: Trooper B.T.P. McGillivray, 11th Hussars - GSM 1918. EIIR with clasp 'Malaya' (22541130 Tpr. B.T.P. McGillivray. 11 H) - United Nations Service Medal for Cyprus 'UNFICYP' The United Nations Medal is a finely struck piece contemporary to the era when the 11th Hussars (a.k.a. The Cherrypickers) served in Cyprus Condition: The GSM with single edge bruise otherwise VF
A campaign service pair: Corporal J. Cockburn, 1st Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) - United Nations: Service Medal with riband for UNFICYP - Cyprus - General Service Medal 1962. Clasp 'Northern Ireland' (23863661 Cpl. J. Cockburn BW.) Note: The UN medal is an original contemporary issue to the period, distinctive by the superior quality strike and metal compared to the modern-day issueD UN medals The 1st Black Watch served in Cyprus on United Nations 'Peacekeeping' duty in the period 1966-67 The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: The GSM dark toned GVF
A Canadian 'Tunneller's' MM and bar group of 4: Private Angus MacSwain, M.M.*,42nd Canadian Infantry (Black Watch of Canada) attached 2nd Tunnelling Company, Canadian Engineers, Canadian Expeditionary Force - Military Medal GV. With 'Bar' (4188383 Pte A. McSwain. 42/Can:Inf:) - 1914-15 Star (418383 Pte A. Macswain. 42/Can:Inf:) - British War Medal. Silver issue (418383 Pte A. Mac Swain. 42-Can. Inf.) - Interallied Victory Medal (418383 Pte A. Mac Swain. 42-Can. Inf.) Note: Medals all officially impressed exactly as above, the MM with an additional '8' in number - as erroneously gazetted with no correction The first MM was gazetted on 16 August 1917, and the bar on 17 September 1917 - in the latter gazette he is shown as Sapper attached to 42/CEF He served with 2nd Tunnelling Company Canadian Engineers and he is shown in the Tunnellers War diary (mentioned by name) as winning e MM for specific gallantry at feature TOR TOP (tunnell network) on 21 June 1917 on which date; Quote, Tor Top 21/6/1917 2.AM. Several infantry Officers and men were gassed by a shell in dug-outs off G.Subway; they were brought out by some our sappers and revived Unquote He was later Wounded by GSW (shell shrapnel) in the face, on 4 August 1917 - after medical treatment in France and England he never returned to the Western Front and was discharged as a consequence of his wounds Angus hailed from Edinburgh, and prior to the Great War had served in RAMC Militia, and Royal Navy before migrating to Canada Condition: About GVF
A Canadian Expeditionary Force campaign group of 3:Acting Lance Corporal Elder, 19th Canadian Infantry - 1914-15 Star (55608 Pte F. Elder. 19/Can: Inf) - British War Medal. Silver issue (55608 A L.Cpl. F. Elder. 19/Can.Inf.) - Interallied Victory Medal (55608 A L.Cpl. F. Elder. 19/Can.Inf.) Frank Elder a native of Govan, Scotland, was born on 17 August 1892. By trade a 'Ships Driller', Frank had migrated to Canada sometime prior to the outbreak of the Great War. He is confirmed as having attested for service with the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Toronto on 10 November 1914 Sold together with copies of his C.E.F. attestation papers confirming above details - these to be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment Condition: GVF
A Canadian Pipers campaign and long service group of 4: Private William Nesbit Macdonald, Canadian Army Medical Corps, late 48th Highlanders - 1914-15 Star (1033 Pte W. N Macdonald, Can A.M.C.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (1033 Pte W. N Macdonald, Can A.M.C.) - Interallied Victory Medal (1033 Pte W. N Macdonald, Can A.M.C.) - Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal GV (Pte W.N. Macdonald, 48th Highrs) William Nesbit Macdonald was born in Dalmelington, Ayrshire, Scotland on 3 July 1883. After migrating to Canada, he worked as an \'Iron Moulder\'. He is confirmed as having attested for the C.E.F. at Toronto on 15 April 1915, and having prior served in the 48th Highlanders Sold together with an attributed portrait photograph (this with logo of a studio on 259 Yonge Street, Toronto) of the recipient in the full dress uniform of a Piper of the 48th Highlanders (the uniform insignia is all confirmed as being of 48th Highlanders pattern) Medals all mounted in the swing-style, and as-worn, The ribbons being silk weaves, albeit some now faded and frayed. The mounting bar still retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: Medals are VF-GVF
A Carnarvon man's South African War, Great War and Naval Long Service medal group of 5: Mechanician James Robert Diaper, Royal Navy late H.M.S. Monarch - Queens South Africa Medal. Silver no clasp (J. R. Diaper, Sto: H.M.S. Powerful) - 1914-15 Star (353530. J. R. Diaper, Mech., R.N.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (353530. J. R. Diaper, Mech. R.N.) - Interallied Victory Medal (353530. J. R. Diaper, Mech. R.N.) - Naval LS&GC Medal. GV first type (353530. J. R. Diaper, Mechn, H.M.S. Monarch.) Important: The campaign medals confirmed as entitled on the respective medal rolls as under; - QSA Medal (Ref ADM 171/53) - Sent to H.M.S. Boscawen 5 December 1901 - 1914-15 Trio (Ref ADM 171/100) - Naval LS&GC Medal (Ref ADM 171/91) James Robert Diaper was a native of Carnarvon, Caernarvonshire, Wales, where he was born on 12 August 1876. At the time of his Baptism on 2 June June 1878, his father - a professional soldier - is recorded as then being a Staff Sergeant serving with the Royal Caernarvonshire Rifles, and residing at 3 Hollywell Terrace, Llanbeblig The recipients service record is extant and held at The National Archives where it can be accessed on-line Condition: EF
A casualty pair to one of three brothers, all of whom were Killed-in-Action in 1915, serving with the same Highland regiment: Corporal Hugh Sinclair, 2nd Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders - 1914-15 Star (7937. L-Cpl. H. Sinclair, Cam'n Highrs.) - Interallied Victory Medal (7937 Cpl. H. Sinclair, Cam'n Highrs.) Note: Sold together with named card box lid for the 1914-15 Star Important: Corporal Hugh Sinclair was 'Killed-in-Action' in Flanders on 14 April 1915 Hugh Sinclair was born in Biggar, Lanarkshire, and was the middle of three brothers. Their father, Alexander, had served in the Cameron Highlanders as No. 1247 during the Nile Expedition, 1884-85, and with the Soudan Field Force, 1885-86. All three of his sons followed him into the regiment, with Alexander joining first, on 2 August 1906. Hugh, enlisted on 20 June 1907, whilst the youngest, Frank, joined as No. 9245 on 16 February 1912. On the outbreak of war, all three sons were serving in India with the 2nd Cameron Highlanders – and all three landed in France with this battalion, in December 1914 At that time, their parents were living at 64 Dunard Street, Maryhill, Glasgow, with their father being “the respected vice-President” of the Glasgow Branch of the Cameron Highlanders’ Association. But, Mr and Mrs Sinclair were to lose “their whole family of three sons at the front”, as described in the 79th News: Quote, “The first to be killed was the youngest son, Private Frank Sinclair, who died from suffocation through the fall of the parapet of a trench on the 21st January [1915]. The eldest son, Sergeant Alexander Sinclair, was killed in action on the 5th February. Now news has reached home that the second son, Lance-Corporal Hugh Sinclair, has been killed in action at Ypres on the 14th April [1915]…” Unquote. The regimental journal went on to report the sudden death of Mr Alexander Sinclair, aged 53, on 23 June 1916. Two of his sons – Sergeant Alexander and Corporal Hugh – are commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, whilst Private Frank Sinclair is buried at Voormezeele, Belgium A most tragic pair of medals, to a member of a family that was destroyed by war Condition: Both medals virtually uncirculated EF
A casualty's Great War gallantry and campaign medal group of 4: Private James Pennycook, M.M., 11th Battalion Royal Scots, late 1st and 2nd Battalion’s Royal Scots Fusiliers - Military Medal. GV first type (51719 Pte J. Pennycook. 11/ R. Scots:) - 1914 Star. No clasp (5776 / Pte J. Pennycook. 1/R. SC: Fus.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (5776 Pte. J. Pennycook. R.S. Fus.) - Interallied Victory Medal (5776 Pte. J. Pennycook. R.S. Fus.) Note: The medals have been plated Important: The award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette issue of 11 February, 1919, wherein it is shown that the recipient was a resident of ‘Slateford’ (a suburb of Edinburgh, Scotland). The LG date issue is known to be for gallantry awards made in respect of actions during the Battle of Amiens, circa August-September 1918 Wounded: James Pennycook is confirmed as having been twice ‘Wounded-in-Action’ in France and Flanders, while serving with the Royal Scots Fusiliers; Firstly, during June 1915 (The ‘Scotsman ‘ newspaper of 12 July 1915 refers, under a list of casualties released by the War Office under date 25 June 1915; Secondly, around October 1917 (The ‘Scotsman ‘ newspaper of 29 October 1917 refers), where he is shown as No 5776 – but significantly with place of residence shown as ‘Slateford’ – the same place shown in the London Gazette publication notice of his Military Medal James Pennycook was a native of Slateford, Edinburgh, Scotland. He is recorded on his Medal Index Card as having first entered theatre of war France, with 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, on 8 September 1914. He later transferred to 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – with same regimental number – and is confirmed as having been twice ‘Wounded in Action’ (June 1915 & October 1917), and almost certainly as a result of his wounds received in action, was after recuperation transferred to the 11th Battalion Royal Scots (his local regiment), with which unit he was awarded a Military Medal for services during the Battle of Amiens in 1918, between 8 August to 3 September 1918 The group has been court-mounted for display. The reverse of the mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: Plated otherwise about EF
A casualty’s gallantry medal group of 5, for bravery at the ‘Last-Stand’ of 4th Grenadier Guards, at Vieux-Berquin during the German Spring Offensive, where 4/Grenadiers lost 90% all-ranks: Sergeant Thomas Richard Palethorpe, D.C.M., Grenadier Guards - Distinguished Conduct Medal. GV first type (7395 Sjt; T.R. Palethorpe. 4/G.Gds:) - 1914-15 Star (7395 Sjt T.R. Palethorpe. G.Gds:) - British War Medal. Silver issue (7395 Sjt T.R. Palethrope. G.Gds:) - Interallied Victory Medal (7395 Sjt T.R. Palethrope. G.Gds:) - Military LS&GC Medal. GV first issue (7395 Sjt: T.R. Palethorpe. G.Gds:) Note: Surname spelt ‘Palethrope’ on British War & Interallied Victory medals. Single letter ‘P’ overstruck in naming on D.C.M. Important: The D.C.M. published under special Army Order of 1920, per the London Gazette issue of 30 January 1920 - and the ‘unique’ award of the D.C.M. for the ‘Last-Stand’ action of the 4th Grenadiers at Vieux-Berquin Thomas Richard Palethorpe, the son of soldier, was a native of Farnham, near Aldershot, England, where he was born circa April 1884. Educated at the Duke of York’s Royal Military School, he followed his father’s example and attested for the British Army – and service with the Grenadier Guards - at London on 23 April 1898. At the time of his enlistment he was only 14 years of age! Thomas Palethorpe was appointed Lance-Sergeant on 24 August 1914, and promoted to Sergeant on 13 January 1915. He embarked with the 4th Battalion Grenadier Guards for ‘Overseas War Service’ at Southampton, on 15 August 1915 – and went on to serve with them on the Western Front in France and Flanders Sergeant Palethorpe was wounded in action on 25 September 1916 – on which date, he was admitted to No. 15 Casualty Clearing Station at Hazebrouck with a ‘Gunshot Wound’. As a consequence of his wound, he was evacuated to England, and remained there through to 4 February 1918 After his recovery in the United Kingdom, he was attached to 5th (Reserve) Battalion Grenadier Guards. In April 1917, he received his first medal, when he was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. On 31 January 1918, he married Gladys Green at St. Gabriel’s Parish Church, Warwick Square, Pimlico. She was the widow Sergeant Green – another 4th Grenadier – who had been Palethorpe’s best friend, but who had died earlier in the war On 4 February 1918, Sergeant Palethorpe embarked at Southampton and arrived, the following day, at the Guards Division Base Depôt at Harfleur. Within a week or so, he had re-joined the 4th Grenadier Guards, “in the Field” Thomas Palethorpe was in No. 3 Company, of the 4th Grenadier Guards at Vieux-Berquin (south-west of Bailleul) when, on 12 April 1918, it was reached by the German advance.The War Diary of states; Quote, “No. 3 Coy was in reserve, with its Right 300 yards N.E. of Gombert Farm and its Left on the road Verte Rue – La Couronne. The Coy throughout the day, several times without orders and on the initiative of its officers, restored the situation on the Left of No. 2 Coy, owing to the troops on their Left, the KOYLI, retiring and leaving an exposed flank. Lieut. Nash, the Coy Commander, had his hand shot off by a direct hit from a whiz-bang at 1030 hours, the command of the Coy then falling upon Lieut. Thomas and 2/Lieut. Cox who, with Sergeant Palethorpe and two platoons, from 1230 hours until 1800 hours continually, by counter attack and by fire, helped the Left of No. 2 Coy. The initiative shown by the above was beyond praise. A great many Germans were killed. The line was readjusted during the night of the 12th and No. 3 Coy came up into the front line…” Unquote. On the following day, 13 April 1918, 4th Grenadier Guards, held off repeated German attacks for as long as possible, until overwhelmed and virtually destroyed. 3 Coy, to the right of 2 Coy, were cut-off and surrounded, with about 20 men seen to be captured by the Germans, the others being presumed killed. To the left of 3 Coy, were the remnants of 2 Coy under the command of Captain T.T. Pryce, M.C.*, which officer was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross for his gallantry on that day; Quote, “Capt. T.T. Pryce found himself surrounded with his men standing back to back firing steadily into the advancing German ranks. Down to 14 men, Capt. Pryce led his men in two final bayonet charges, his ammunition having run out. Pryce was killed in hand to hand combat and the remainder of his men either killed or overpowered and made prisoner” The Grenadier Guards’ regimental history referring to the last-stand action of the 4th Grenadiers records; Quote, “In all the glorious record of the Grenadiers there has been no story more splendid than this. Heaps of enemy dead were found in front of the British trenches. The battalion had suffered over 90% casualties.” Unquote. Indeed, the stand of the 4th Guards Brigade near Vieux-Berquin on 12-13 April 1918, part of the Battle of Hazebrouck, received a most notable mention in Haig’s despatch; Quote, “The performance of all the troops engaged in this most gallant stand, especially that of the 4th Guards Brigade, on whose front of some 4,000 yards the heaviest attacks fell, is worthy of the highest praise. No more brilliant exploit has taken place since the opening of the enemy’s offensive, though gallant actions have been without number.” Unquote. Sergeant Palethorpe, was initially posted as ‘Missing’ on the 13 April 1918, and later was confirmed to be a Prisoner of War in Germany. His records note that he was held at Soltau in Lower Saxony – a town on Lüneburg Heath, lying between Hamburg and Hannover Following the Armistice, Thomas Palethorpe was released and reached the United Kingdom on 27 December 1918. On that day, he joined the strength of the 5th Battalion Grenadier Guards – and he continued to serve until 16 May 1919, at which time he was discharged from the Army For his gallant conduct on the day of his capture – and that of the other men of his battalion – their gallantry did not go unrewarded. In the London Gazette of 30 January 1920, Thomas Palethorpe received the Distinguished Conduct Medal, under Army Order 193 of 1919 – his, being a unique award to the 4th Grenadiers – while another 12 x men of his battalion were decorated in the same army order with the award of the Military Medal for their gallantry at the ‘Last-stand’ Victoria Cross action at ‘Vieux-Berquin’ during the Battle of Hazebrouck After taking his discharge from the British Army, Thomas Palethorpe was employed as ‘Doorkeeper’ at the Bank of England in Threadneedle Street, London His Chelsea Pension records show that, in December 1946, he was living in Kingston-on-Thames. By November 1953, he was resident in Foots Cray – a small town in South-East London, near Sidcup. The death of Thomas R. Palethorpe, age 70, was registered in Islington, London, sometime during second quarter of 1955 Sold with photocopied service papers and images of the recipient both in uniform and in later civilian life Condition: Claw tightened on D.C.M. otherwise mostly about V.F
A cavalryman casualty’s South African War campaign medal pair: Pte E. Parton, 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) - QSA Medal. Silver 'CC' 'OFS' Transvaal' (4742 Pte R. Parton. 2nd Dragoons.) - KSA Medal 1902. With 2 x dated clasps (4742 Pte R. Parton. 2nd Dragoons.) Both medals with forename initial ‘R’, instead of ‘E’ – naming exactly as issued Note: Both medals and all clasps confirmed as entitled per the respective medal rolls, reference WO 100/114 (QSA) compiled and signed in South Africa on 14 August 1901, and WO 100/302 (KSA) compiled and dated at Stellenbosch, South Africa, on 14 March 1903 Important: Pte E. Parton, 2nd Dragoons, is confirmed a shaving been ‘Severely Wounded’ in the action at Groenfontein on 30 December 1901 (reference ‘The South African War Casualty Roll: The South African Field Force 11 Oct 1899 – June 1902’ (Publisher J.B. Hayward 7 Sons, London: 1982) At the action of Groenfontein, the Scots Greys suffered a total of 18 x casualties, including; 5 x ‘Killed-in-Action’, 5 x ‘Dangerously Wounded’; 5 x ‘Severely Wounded’ and 3 x ‘Slightly Wounded’. The Dundee Evening Post issue of 4 January 1902, shows that Private Parton had been shot and severely wounded in both thighs Condition: Minor edge bruising otherwise VF
A Cavalryman's 1914 campaign and long service group of 4: Private William Henry Ashplant 16th Lancers - 1914 Star. This with original dated clasp & rossette (4579 Pte. W. H. Ashplant. 16/Lrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (L-4579 Pte. W. Ashplant. 16-Lrs.) - Interallied Victory Medal (L-4579 Pte. W. Ashplant. 16-Lrs.) - Imperial Service Medal. EIIR issue (William Henry Ashplant) Important: All medals, clasp and rosette confirmed as entitled / issued per Medal Index Card and London Gazette Note: The award of the Imperial Service Medal to William Henry Ashplant was published in the London Gazette of 1 March 1955 William Henry Ashplant was a native of Islington, London, England. Born circa 1895 at Brixton, he was the son of Wlliam and Sarah Ashplant. In the 1901 National Census of England and Wales, his father is shown as having been employed as a Police Constable in the Metropolitan Police Force. In 1901, the family lived at 42 Norfolk Road, Islington, London. The respective Medal Index Card of William Henry Ashplant shows that he qualified for a 1914 trio and clasp and that he first entered theatre of war 'France' on 26 August 1914. His dated clasp and roses (rosettes) being issued to him on 22 July 1920. Interestingly his 'Soldiers Bible' is annotated to show that he served ' Mons to Mons' and at 'Kemmel Hill'. In later life William was employed as a Technician II (A), in the London Telecommunications Region (it was in that capacity that he received the Imperial Service Medal in 1955). William Ashplant died at Islington, London in the third quarter of 1982 at the age of 87 years Sold together with below associated items; - Photograph of recipient in uniform of 16th Lancers - Queen Mary's 1914 Christmas Tin - Fragmentary Queen Mary's Christmas Card - Soldiers Bible with inscriptions - Original award bestowal letter from Central Chancery for the Imperial Service Medal - Case of issue for the Imperial Service Medal Condition: Medals GVF and better
A cavalryman's Great War campaign medal trio: Private John Collins, 3rd Dragoon Guards - 1914-15 Star (GS-5026 Pte. J. Collins, 3-D. Gds.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (GS-5026 Pte. J. Collins, 3-D. Gds.) - Interallied Victory Medal (GS-5026 Pte. J. Collins, 3-D. Gds.) Important: Reference the recipients respective Medal Index Crd, it is confirmed that Private John Collins, 3rd Dragoon Guards, first entered theatre of war France, on 11 August 1914 Condition: GVF
A Cavalryman's modern era 'Middle East' campaign medal pair: Corporal P. A. Wyre, 14th/20th Hussars - Gulf Medal. Clasp '16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991' (24704088 LCpl P A Wyre 14/20H) - General Service Medal 1962. Clasp 'Kuwait' (24704088 LCpl P A Wyre 14/20H) Note: Complete with the 2 x original named card boxes of issue for the above medals Corporal P. A. Wyre, was a 'Son of the Regiment' - his father having previously served before him with 14/20 Hussars. He served in the 14/20 Hussars from 2 April 1984 to 7 February 1992. His overseas service including multiple deployments to Germany; the Falkland Islands (this latter between June-September 1990; and on active service during 'Operation Granby' in the Arabian Gulf between December 1990-April 1991 It is thought that not more then a single Squadron of 14/20 Hussars subsequently qualified for the GSM with the clasp 'Kuwait', as implied in the below following letter written by Captain J C Cornish of 'The Kings Royal Hussars' on 9 August 2002, which gives some specific details about the recipients service and medals; Quote, "L/C Cpl Wyre served with the 14th/20th King's Hussars for 8 years. His father also served with the regiment. His fathers nickname was "Pop" so inevitably his son was called "Young Pop". I was his Sergeant Major from 1988-1989 and he was a good man. Unfortunately I have no photographs of him. The issue of 2 medals for The Gulf War was not unusual though I do not think that there were many that had both, I may be wrong. Young Wyre served with A Squadron during the War earning his Gulf Medal. He then stayed behind with D Squadron for a month when the rest of the Regiment returned to Germany. Those that stayed behind in the desert after the War received the GSM with the Kuwait clasp after completing the qualifying period. We do not hold records of service but I assume that after his Falkland Islands posting he flew back and went on leave. I hope that this has been of some help to you". Unquote Sold together with a quantity of copied research, including the above quoted original letter; Temporary Certificate of Discharge or Transfer to the Reserve' and other copied research The medals both in named card boxes of issue Condition: EF
A Ceylon residents \'double honours\' group of 6: Lieutenant Roger Colin Kerr M.B.E., M.C., Royal Field Artillery, Special Reserve, attached B/165th Brigade - Order of the British Empire (Civil Division). Members breast badge. 2nd Type - Military Cross. GV first issue - British War Medal (2.Lieut. R.C. Kerr.) - Interallied Victory Medal (2.Lieut. R.C. Kerr.) - Defence Medal - EIIR Coronation Medal Note: The MBE retaining the original issue \'Sterling\' silver gilt mounting brooch, this retaining the original hinged pin and clasp fittings Important: The awards of the MBE and MC were published in the London Gazette as under; 1. M.B.E.: London Gazette of 7 June 1951 2. M.C.: Citation published in the Supplement to the London Gazette of 11 January 1919 The published citation of the Military Cross, states; Quote, For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a concentrated bombardment on the battery, a shell hit some ammunition in one of the pits, setting the camouflage and ammunition on fire. This officer rushed to the place, and in face of the danger from enemy shell fire and bursting ammunition succeeded in extinguishing the fire, saving the other ammunition and probable damage to the gun. Unquote. The recipients Medal index Card shows that he was entitled to only 2 x campaign medals for his services during the Great War. He first entered theatre of war \'France\' on 11 April 1918. The forwarding address shown on his Medal Index Card is; C/O The Colombo Commercial Company Ltd, Colombo, Ceylon. Roger Kerr appears to have been a long term resident of Colombo, Ceylon as his M.B.E. was awarded in respect of his services as \'Chairman\' of the Talbot House Club, Colombo, Ceylon in 1951. Presumably the Coronation medal was also awarded to him in respect of his services in Ceylon Sold together with copy of the recommendation for the Military Cross as published in the Supplement to the Edinburgh Gazette 13 January 1919, and the recipients respective Medal Index Card All except the MBE and Coronation Medal mounted in the swing-style, and \'as-worn\' by the recipient, supsended from contemporary silk weave ribands. The mounting brooch retainign its long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A Ceylon volunteer's 'Burma' campaign and long service group of 5: Captain A. de C. Dickson, Indian Army late Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps - 1939-45 Star - Burma Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Efficiency Medal. GVI with bar 'Ceylon' (No 3850 Rfn. A. de C. Dickson C.P.R.C) The recipients commission and subsequent promotions are as follows; Second Lieutenant, Indian Army, 12.11.1942; Lieutenant, 12.5.1943; Temporary Captain, 28.8.1943. The group mounted 'swing-style' on contemporary ribands suspended from a pin-back bar 'as-worn' by the recipient Condition: GVF
A Ceylon Volunteers Great War campaign group of 3: Lieutenant Thomas Copeman Dyball, Army Service Corps late Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps - 1914-15 Star (1835 L.Sjt. T.C. Dyball. Ceylon Plr.R.C.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Lieut. T.C. Dyball.) - Interallied Victory Medal (Lieut. T.C. Dyball.) Thomas Copeman Dyball a non-commissioned officer of the Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps, is confirmed as having first entered a theatre of war 'Egypt' on 17 November 1914 - and most likely subsequently served at Gallipoli, like many others of the C.P.R.C. volunteers. He was commissioned in 1915, and served with the Army Service Corps until being demobilized in 1919. Thomas was an employee of Miller & Co, Box 100, Colombo, Ceylon A copy of the recipients Medal Index Card confirming above details will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment The medals each fitted with original long lengths of silk weave ribands Condition: GVF
A Cheshire 'Volunteer' multi-clasp campaign and long service medal pair: Sergeant H. Wadkins, Royal Engineers, late 2nd Cheshire (Railway) Royal Engineers Volunteers - QSA Medal: 'CC' 'OFS' 'TR' 'SA01' 'SA02' (25345 Sgt. H. Wadkins, Rl: Engineers.) - Volunteer Long Service. EDVII (13451 Sapr H. Wadkins. 2/Cheshire (Rly) R.E.V.) Important: The QSA medal and all 5 x clasps confirmed as entitled per respective medal roll (reference WO 100/156) Harry Wadkins, was a native of Nantwich, Cheshire, England, where he was born circa 1872. By trade a 'Platelayer', and having served as a volunteer in the 2nd Cheshire (Railways) Volunteers, Royal Engineers, he enlisted at Crew on 14 August 1891, on a 'Short Service' egagement with the Colours. His papers show that he had married on 26 December 1896, to Annie Watters, and the couple later resided at 112 Flag Lane Crewe. He served a total of 12 years, comprising 9 years and 212 days at 'Home' and 1 year 167 days overseas in South Africa during the 'Boer War', where he served with the 10th Company Royal Engineers between 14 March 1901 to 27 August 1902. Harry re-engaged on 22 February 1904, by which time his trade was shown as 'Blacksmith', and served a further 6 years with the 2nd Cheshire Royal Engineers Railway Volunteers, taking his final discharge on 21 February 1910. At time of discharge he wa sliving at 15 Collins Street, Crewe A fine 'Railwayman's' Volunteer Service pair, to a local 'Crewe' resident Sold together with hard-copy set of recipients service papers Condition: GVF
A Chief Constables - and former Indian Army Officers - attributed miniature medal group of 10: Chief Constable Robert Hendry Dundas Bolton, O.B.E., Kt.St.J, Northamptonshire Constabulary, late Metropolitan Police, Duke of Wellingtons Regiment, 2nd Battali - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division). 2nd type breast badge - Officer of the Order of St. John. Silver and enamel breast badge - 1914-15 Star - British War Medal. Silver issue - Interallied Victory Medal - IGS 1908. GV issue with clasp \'Waziristan 1921-24\' - Defence Medal - Coronation Medal 1937 - Coronation Medal 1953 - Police Long Service & Good Conduct Medal. GVIR issue Robert Hendry Dundas Bolton was born on 13 January 1893 in Koppa Kadur, Mysore, India. He was the son of Edward Craword Bolton (a native of Malone, Ireland) and Caroline Anna Maria Bolton (nee Dundas). Both his father and grandfather before him were British Officers of the Indian Army Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Indian Army Reserve of Officers 13 November 1914. Subsequently serving with 101st Grenadiers serving East Africa through to 1916. Appointed to Indian Army (Regular) on 4 June 1917. Promoted Captain 13 August 1919, he subsequently served with 2nd Battalion 7th Gurkha Rifles in Waziristan on the North West Frontier of India. On 18 November 1921, he transferred service to the British Army and thereafter served with 1st Battalion Duke of Wellingtons Regiment, including appointments as Officer, Company of Gentlemen Cadets at Royal Military College, Sandhurst, 30 August 1923 - 31 August 1927. Other appointments included spells as Regimental Adjutant 1/D.W.R. 1927-30, and then as Adjutant 6th (Territorial) Battalion in 1931. He retired from the \'Dukes\', and the British Army on 30 November 1933 In 1933, Captain Bolton joined the Metropolitan Police, and with a few short years was Chief Constable of the \'West End\'. In 1941 Captain Bolton was appointed Chief Constable of Northamptonshire, a position he held through to 1961, during which time he was decorated with both the OBE (LG 2 January 1956) and Knight of St.John (LG 4 January 1952). Evidently a man of many talents, Captain Bolton was also a distinguished \'Cricketer\' having played numerous first class cricket matches for \'Hampshire\' County Cricket Club Captain Bolton died at St.Pancras London on 3 October 1964 The group professionally court-mounted by Spink of London, and as-worn by the recipient. The medals all fitted with contemporary silk ribands, the mounting bar retaining the original long hinged bar and clasp fittings Sold together with a fine copy portrait photograph of Captain Bolton as Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Constabulary, wearing all his full-size medals \'court-mounted\' Note: The full-size medals illustrated in the images are not here included for sale, and are being shown only for reference and provenance purposes Condition: GVF
A China Station ‘River Gunboat campaign and long service medal group of 8: Chief Petty Officer, Albert Claude Dark, Royal Navy, late H.M.S. Cricket - British War Medal (J.73212 A.C. Dark. Boy.1 R.N.) - Interallied Victory Medal (J.73212 A.C. Dark. Boy.1 R.N.) - The 1939-1945 Star - The Atlantic Star - The Africa Star - War Medal - Coronation Medal 1953 - Naval LS&GC Medal. GVwith bar (J.73212 A.C. Dark. A.B. H.M.S. Cricket.) Important: All medals confirmed as entitled per the respective campaign, long service and commemorative medal rolls as under; - ADM 171/100 for Great War pair – sent to H.M.S. Ventia - ADM 171/150 for Naval LS&GC Medal - issued February 1935 - ADM 171/143 for LSGC clasp issued 28 December 1951 at H.M.S. Loch Dunvegan - Coronation Medal Roll – shown as C.P.O. Royal Navy Albert Claude Dark was a native of Bideford, Devon, England, where he was born on 31 July 1901. He joined the Royal Navy as a ‘Boy’ on 9 July 1917. By the time he served on the China Station, he was already a qualified ‘Anti-Aircraft Lewis Gunner’. In China he was deployed principally for service with the ‘Yangtze Patrol’ operating out of Shanghai, and is known to have served on the river gunboats H.M.S. Bee and H.M.S. Cricket. Albert Dark died at, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, sometime in the second quarter of 1971 The medal group mounted in the swing-style, and as-worn by the recipient. The reverse of the mounting bar retaining the original hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: Great War medals GF the others VF
A City Imperial Volunteer's South African War & Great War campaign pair: Sergeant Matthew Ernest Shears 2nd Battalion The Queen's Regiment late City Imperial Volunteers and 16th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers - QSA. 2 x clasps 'Cape Colony' 'Orange Free State' (132 Sgt M. E. Shears, C.I.V.) - 1914 Star & clasp '5th Aug -22nd Nov 1914' (S-313 Sjt. M. E. Sheres. 2/The Queen's R.) Sold together with; - Original Army Form B. 128. Parchment Certificate of Discharge on vellum Note: The clasp attached to the riband of the 1914 Star is a contemporary tailors copy Important: Both medals and all clasps confirmed as entitled per the campaign medal roll for the QSA (ref WO which shows additional entitlement to the 2 x battle clasps 'Johannesburg' & 'Diamond Hill') and the respective Medal Index Card Matthew Ernest Shears, was a native of St. Pancras, London, Middlesex, England where he was born circa 1875. By trade a 'Clerk', Matthew - an already serving volunteer with the 16th Middlesex Rifles Volunteers - attested for the City of London Regiment of Imperial Voluneers, or C.I.V. (more popularly referred to as City Imperial Volunteers) at London on 1 January 1900. At the time of his enlistment Matthew was 24 years and 10 months of age, and he was 1 of only an estimated 25 members of the 16th Middlesex R.V. to have landed and served in South Africa with the C.I.V. (the published history of the C.I.V. refers). In total Matthew served 334 days with the C.I.V. of which 191 days was service abroad during the South African War. Sergeant Shears took his discharge form the C.I.V. a the Guildhall, City of London, on 30 November 1900, his discharge certificate (original accompanies the medals) being signed by Colonel Commandant McKinnon who had raised and commanded the C.I.V. During the Great War. Matthew again volunteered his services on 2 September 1914, re-enlisting in the British Army for one year service service as a member of the Special Reserve. His Medal Index Card confirms that he first served in theatre of war 'France' on 8 November 1914, while serving with 2/Queens Regiment. Matthew Shears was issued with a 1914 Star and clasp and was certainly also entitled to the additional awards of a British War Medal and Interallied Victory Medal, however it is by no means clear whether he was ever physically awarded and issued with those latter medals, as there is no such indication on his extant MIC, and a search of the Great War Medal Rolls may be necessary to establish whether the other medals were ever issued The recipients pension service papers are extant and available from The National Archives Condition: GVF
A Civil Defence / Rec Cross group of 3: Attributed to Captain C. Finnie, late British Red Cross Society - British Red Coss Society: Proficiency in Red Cross Nursing - British Red Coss Society: Proficiency in Red Cross First Aid - British Red Cross Society: 3 Years Service Medal The Red Cross awards all with contmeporary issue ribands and integral riband brooches None of the medals are named or numbered but each is contained in it's issue white card box of issue, each of which bears the name of the award, and the name of the recipient penned on each variously shown as Capt C. Finnie and C. Finnie Condition: GVF
A close of empire campaign and long service medal group of 3: Sergeant R. B. Walker, Royal Air Force - GSM 1918. GVI second issue with clasp 'Malaya' (4021804 Cpl. R. B. Walker. R.A.F.) - GSM 1962. With 2 x clasps 'Radfan' 'South Arabia' (4021804 Sgt. R. B. Walker. R.A.F.) - RAF LS&GC Medal. EIIR issue (H4021804 Sgt. R. B. Walker. R.A.F.) Note: The GSM 1962 with upper clasp attached by a straight silver rod as issued The recipients unique RAF service number denotes an enlistment as a regular enlistment in December 1946 The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The mounting brooch retaining the original long hinged pin and casp fittings Condition: GVF
A collection of positively attributed hallmarked gold jewellery & insignia: Major Peter Shankland Liddell, Sultanate of Oman Armed Forces late Uganda Police & Middlesex Regiment - Pair 9ct gold cuff-links: Panels with crest of Oman, others engraved 'P.S.L.' - Stickpin / tiepin: 9ct gold with crest of Sultanate of Oman - Lapel badge: With crest of Oman, with stud & chain for wear on lapel / buttonhole Note: All items bearing London gold hallmarks. Weight of gold is approximately 14.2 grammes The 'set' contained in makers plush leatherette box of issue with makers marks on inside upper lid 'By appointment to H.M. The Queen - Goldsmiths & Crown Jewellers Garrada & Co Ltd, 112 Regent Street, W.1.' Major Liddell was entitled to the below following decoration and medals, all of which were un-named; - Oman: Commendation Medal - Oman: General Service Medal with clasp 'Dhofar'. Sultan Said Bin Taimur era - Oman: As Summood (Endurance Medal) - Oman: Accession Medal 1970 - Oman: Armed Forces Long Service & Good Conduct - Uganda: Independence Medal Important: The 'Commendation' confirmed as an award published in Force Routine Orders (FRO) 157 of 1974 - and one of only an estimated 229 'Commendations' awarded to Officers of the Sultanate of Oman Armed Forces through to 1977 (Reference Tinson's book, 1st edition) Peter Shankland Liddell was born in St. Pancras, London on 14 June 1930. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into the Wiltshire Regiment of the British Army in 1949, shortly thereafter transferring to the Middlesex Regiment, with which regiment he appears to have served with through to his retirement of commission in October 1954. The United Kingdom Immigration and Passenger Lists for 1955, show him as embarking on the steamship S.S. 'Warwick Castle' for voyage to Mombasa, Kenya, on 7 April 1955 - his employment cited as 'Policeman' and almost certainly the date on which proceeded to Uganda Colony via Mombassa to take up his appointment as a Colonial Policeman. He was holding the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police, Uganda, at the time of independence in Uganda on 9 October 1962. When Peter Liddell joined the Sultanate of Oman Forces is not known (we would suggest circa 1964), but he is confirmed as having been awarded his 'Commendation' in 1974, at which time his rank was Major and his unit designation shown as 'Guard Unit'. Reference 'Orders and Medals of the Sultanate of Oman' (R. Tinson, 1995 edition) he is listed as the only 'European' recipient of a Commendation until that time who had received an Omani honour while serving with 'Guard Unit'). Peter Liddell is recorded as having died in February 2003 in Hertfordshire, England Important: The attached picture of Major Liddells full-size medals and Uganda medal transmittal letter are here displayed for reference / attribution purposes only, and are not here included in this sale Condition: EF
A Colonial 'Indian Railways' Great War campaign & long service medal group of 4: Lieutenant-Colonel Cuthbert Gilfillan Cotesworth, late Officer Commanding 2nd Battalion Bombay, Baroda & Central India Railway Regiment, Auxiliary Force India - British War Medal. Silver issue (42. Capt. C.G. Cotesworth.) - Jubilee Medal 1935 - Coronation Medal 1937 - IVD. GV with brooch bar (Capt. C.G. Cotesworth, 2/Bn. B.B.& C.I.Rly.Rgt.(A.F.I.)) Note: The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The integral brooch bar on the V.D. with hinged pin & clasp removed to facilitate mounting. The reverse of the mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Important: The below following medals confirmed as under; - British War Medal: Medal Index Card accessible at The National Archives - 1935 Jubilee Medal: Medal Roll held at The National Archives - 1937 Coronation Medal: Medal Roll held at The National Archives - Indian Volunteer Forces Decoration: Gazette of India issue of 28 July 1923 Cuthbert Cotesworth was a native of Southsea, Hampshire, England, where he was born circa 1882. Cuthbert's father, Gillfillan Cotesworth, was a Clergyman with the Church of England. The 1901 National Census for England and Wales record Cuthbert, described as a Draughtsman Mechanical Engineer, then residing with his parents and three sibling sisters at St Marks House, Reading Road, Farnborough, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, England. Reference should be made to the on-line Records of Mechanical Engineers by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, for details about Cuthberts subsequent career in the British and later Indian Railways Condition: Silver medals dark toned otherwise GVF
A Colonial and Military police campaign group of 5: Private Dennis Reuben White, Royal Military Police late Palestine Police - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. GVI first type 'Palestine 1945-48' (2501 B. Const. D.R. White, Pal. Police.) - Korea Medal (22247224 Pte. D.R. White. R.M.P.) - United Nations Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' Note: Official corrections to first 3 digits of Army Number on the Korea Medal - a common occurrence with this particular medal issue Dennis Reuben White, a native of Eldersfield, Gloucestershire, England was born there on 15 November 1927. Educated at Eldersfield Junior School and then Corse Lane School, he was by 'Trade' a 'Saw-Doctor' prior to serving in the British Army (Army No 14485366 ) and before joining the Palestine Police on 7 March 1947. In Palestine he served with the Haifa Urban Division Sold together with hard a photocopied Palestine Police service record confirming above details and which has a passport size ID photograph of the recipient on page 1 of the service record The medals mounted in the court-style for display purposes Condition: GVF
A Colonial Police & Second World War group of 5 that includes an 'Italy' Star with scarce customised 'Battle Honour Clasp': British Constable A. Scott, Palestine Police who subsequently served in the British Army - GSM 1918. GVI first issue with clasp 'Palestine' (2471 B.Const. A. Scott. Pal.Police.) - 1939-45 Star - Africa Star - Italy Star. This fitted with customised Battle-Honour clasp 'Capture of Forli' - War Medal Important: The recipient is confirmed as being entitled to the GSM and clasp reference the respective medal roll WO 100/510 wherein it is shown that the recipient was issued with his medal and clasp on 21 June 1948 Note: The Battle Honour 'Capture of Forli' was issued in respect of the fighting at Forli 7-9 November 1944. Of the below following regiments of the British Army that earned the battle honour, only one 'The King's' elected to carry the honour on their colours; - 9th Queens Royal Lancers - 12th Royal Lancers - King's Regiment - Somerset Light Infantry - East Surrey Regiment - Hampshire Regiment - Manchester Regiment Condition: VF
A colonial police and Second World War 'Burma' campaign group of 4: British Constable A. Payne, Palestine Police - GSM 1918. GVI first issue with clasp 'Palestine' (2467 B.Const. A. Payne. Pal.Police.) - 1939-45 Star - Burma Star - War Medal Important: The recipient is confirmed as being entitled to GSM and clasp reference the respective medal roll WO 100/510 wherein it is shown that the recipient was issued with his medal and clasp on 8 August 1947 Condition: GVF
A Colonial Police campaign service group of 3: European Sergeant Robert Yates, Federation of Malaya Police, late Palestine Police and Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) - GSM 1918. GVI \'Palestine\' \'Palestine 45 - 48\' \'Malaya\' (2636 B/Const. R. Yates. Pal.Police) - Defence Medal - War Medal Important: Clasps on GSM are all riveted The group mounted on old ribands in the swing style and \'as-worn\', in the wrong order of precedence as illustrtaed Robert Yates a native of Bolton, Farnworth, was born on 11 August 1911 and was a former member of the Black Watch (No 2753169) prior to joining the Palestine Police on 10 February 1939. Was discharged as British Sergeant on 15 May 1948. He subsequently joined the Federation of Malaya Police Force as an Emergency Sergeant on 31 August 1948, and took his discharge from that force on 2 December 1950. Later migrated to Australia where he lived at St.Kilda near Melbourne, Victoria Sold with quantity of original ephemera including; - Certificate of Birth - Black Watch Association Membership Card dated 1933 - Defence Regulations Temporary Road/Rail Pass address Nazareth Police HQ - Dog License \'Municipal Corporation of Jaffa\' dated 20 December 1945 - Certificate of Emergency dated 12 September 1948 - 2 x letters from Colonial Office / Crown Agents dated 1948 - Letter from recipient dated 1986 relating to disposal of his medals - Repatriation List of European Sergeants Federation of Malaysia Police - Federation of Malaya Police Discharge Certificate Condition: Medals are GVF
A Colonial Police Group of 3 including a pre-war GSM to a British Mounted Constable: Constable Harold Fisher, Palestine Police - General Service Medal 1918. GVI first issue \'Palestine\' (2651 B.Const. H. Fisher. Pal.Police.) - Defence Medal - War Medal A note with the medals states that British Mounted Constable 2651 Harold Fisher joined the Palestine Police on 17 February 1939, He was later a resident of Ossett in Yorkshire. Sold with a quantity of original epehemra including; - The Palestine Police Force \'Certificate of Appointment\' - The Palestine Police OCA (West Riding Branch) 1st Annual Dinner Menu - Postcard size portrait photograph of recipient in his blues, Jerusalem 22 February 1940 - Palestine Police Xmas Card unsigned inside colour plate of \'Camel Patrol\' - Palestine Police Xmas card signed from \'Harold\' with pic of Dome of the Rock (?) - Postcard size photo of Harold on his horse \'Jock\' this signed on back and dated 1939 - Postcard of P&O Electric Ship Strathnaver, the ship he went to Palestine 1937 - Approx 34 x photographs vast majority signed on back with captions and identifications Condition: The medals GVF
A Colonial Policeman and Intelligence Officer\'s campaign group of 5: Superintendent and Honorary Captain George Douglas Darrell Dixie, Sierrea Leonne Police, late Bahamas Police, Intelligence Corps and Palestine Police - GSM 1918. GV1 first type \'Palestine\' & \'Palestine 1945-48\' (81 1.B.Sjt. G.D. Dixie. Pal.Pol.) - 1939-45 Star - Italy Star - Defence Medal - War Medal Note: Clasps on the GSM are riveted Important: Award of the GSM with clasp \'Palestine\' is confirmed in the respective medal roll WO 100/510, and a unique surname on the rolls of the Palestine Police. Douglas George Darrell Dixie was born in Nagpore, India on 1911, and subsequently educated at the Belgian Presbyterian Brothers School, Nagpore, and later London University. He joined the Palestine Police in the 1930\'s, and was holding rank of 1st Class British Sergeant when he qualified for the General Service Medal. During the Second World War he served with the Intelligence Corps of the British Army, being commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 1 September 1940 (Officer No 167098). He relinquished his commission on 21 January 1946, on which date he was granted the honorary rank of Captain. Post War he served in the Bahamas Police, stationed at Nassau (immigration records show he made a voayage to the UK form Port Antonio, West Indies, arriving at Avonmouth on 17 July 1950), and later transferred to Sierra Leone, West Africa in which latter colony he held the appointment of Superintendent of Police, retiring in 1956. Thereafter he migrated with his wife Hermione (whom he had met and married in Sierra Leone) to Canada. He died at his residence at East Sooke, British Columbia on 30 November 1983 Sold together with a group photograph of Sierra Leone Police including Superintendent Dixie (see attached scan seated third from right); copy of his notice from \'The Times\' dated 27 December 1983; Boxing medal and a quantity of assorted senior officers police insigna, some of the crowns being silver (not hallmarked) The medals all mounted as worn suspended from contemporary silk ribands. The mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A combination of 5 medals to an Indian administrator that includes a rare Great War Recruiting badge: Khan Bahadur. Sayyid Bunyad Husain, M.B.E., Chief Minister of Jaora State, late Deputy Commissioner Hoshiarpur, Punjab - Member of the Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.). Second type badge (Civil) - Title Badge. GV 'Khan Bahadur' (Khan Sahib Sayyid Bunyad Husain 3 June 1929) - Jubilee Medal 1935 - Coronation Medal 1937 - Great War Recruiting Badge: GV bronze, silver & enamel badge (reverse numbered 2) Important: The M.B.E. & Coronation medals retaining their original silver/silvered mounting bars with hinged pins, and the M.B.E. and Indian Title Badge complete with their plush lethearette cases of issue. That for the M.B.E. with gilt tooled letters on upper lid, and with 'Instructions for Wear' card, while the ITB case has logo of the Calcutta Mint on inside of the lid. The ITB respelendent with original issue full length silk neck cravat riband - M.B.E.: Published IN The London Gazette 13 June 1946 (Chief Minister, Jaora State) - JubileeMedal: 1935 Jubilee Medal Roll (As Deputy Commissioner, Hoshiarpur) Note: The impressed low number '2' on the reverse of the Recruiting Badge would indicate that the recipient was only the second name in the roll of recipients for this scarce award, and almost certainly represents recruiting work in the Punjab, or elsewhere in North India during the period of the Great War Hoshiarpur is located in the North East Punjab, while the Princely State of Jaora (a Muslim Princely State that acceded to India in 1948) is located in Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh. Presumably the recipient took up an appointment in Jahora on his retirement from the Indian Adminstrative Service A scarce combination of awards Condition: Mostly EF
A complete & poignant South African 'Transvaal Scottis 'Killed-in-Action' casualty group of 4: Private Robert 'Duncan' Bowen, 1st Battalion Transvaal Scottish Regiment - 1939-45 Star (26857 R. D.Bowen) - Africa Star (26857 R. D.Bowen) - War Medal (26857 R. D.Bowen) - Africa Service Medals (26857 R. D. Bowen) Important: Robert 'Duncan' Bowen was 'Killed-in-Action' on 24 November 1941 Note: Sold together with below following items; A. South African next-of-kin plaque with plate below reading, ‘Killed in Action-World War 1939-1945, 26857 Pte. R. D. Bowen, 1 T.S.' B. Next-of-Kin brooch, numbered ‘898’, pin-backed, as worn by the bereaved mother, with an accompanying slip from Field Marshal Smuts C. Buckingham Palce condolence slip D. Three original photographs of Bowen E. A letter written by Mrs Bowen to her son, with envelope - this returned to her as he was already dead F. Pair of Transvaal Scottish shoulder titles and collar badges G. Medal riband bar H. His watch taken from his body inscribed, ‘To Duncan from Dorothy, 29.4.41’, and presumably a gift form his sister or sweetheart I. Pocket dictionary inscribed to ‘Duncan Bowen’ J. Various copied research Duncan Bowen was born on 29 April 1920. He joined the Transvaal Scottish on 1 July 1939, aged 19 years. He served with them in East Africa and Abyssinia and was killed in action on 24 November 1941 at the Battle of Sidi Rezegh whilst on detached duty. He was a member of the ack-ack section of the 1st Transvaal Scottish Note: Because of the size/shape of the memorial plaque this lot will have to be sent in a larger cardboard box parcel, with postage quote reflecting this Condition: GVF
A confirmed & documented South African War with regimentally named Delhi Durbar 1911 medal pair: Private John Chalmers, 2nd Battalion Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) late 1st Battalion Royal Highlanders - QSA Medal. 'OFS' 'Transvaal' 'SA 1901' 'SA 1902' (4693 Pte J. Chalmers, Rl: Highrs:) - Delhi Durbar Medal 1911. Silver issue (4693 Pte J. Chalmers RH) Note: The Delhi Durbar Medal correctly named in the regimentally impressed style common to the Royal Highlanders for the issue of the Delhi Durbar Medal Important: Both medals and all clasps confirmed as entitled per the respective medal rolls (ref & WO 100/100 (for QSA) & WO 100/400 (for Delhi Durbar Medal)) James Chalmers was a native of the parish of St.Margarets, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. He was aged 20 years and 8 months of age, and described himself a 'Baker' by trade, when he enlisted for service with the British Army and the Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) on 8 February 1892. In his subsequent career of more than 21 years with 'The Colours' - all of it spent with the Royal Highlanders, he sereved mostly overseas including; - Gibraltar - Egypt - Mauritius - South Africa - India He was never reduced in rank during his 21 years and 72 days service At time of his final discharge from the British Army, at Gosport on 20 April 1913, his character and military conduct were described as 'Very Good' and that he was 'thoroughly sober, reliable, smart & intelligent'. His intended place of residence after discharge was indicated as being, 79 Pittencrieff Street, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. He subsequently became a 'Postman' and is recorded at having died on 9 July 1940, at which time he was living at 33 Regent Street, Tulliallan, Fife, Scotland. The recipients service papers - including confirmation of both medals and all clasps - are extant, and can be accessed at The National Archives Condition: Toned about VF and better
A confirmed 'Air Headquarters Levant' campaign medal group of 4: Aircraftman T. Johnston, Air Headquarters (Unit) Levant, Royal Air Force - 1939-45 Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. GVI type II 'Palestine 1945-48' (4000380 A.C.1. T. Johnston. R.A.F.) Important: Sold together with the official medal transmittal receipt for claim of the General Service Medal with post-war Palestine clasp. This latter including recipients details as shown on the GSM medal and signed by the Commaning Officer Air Headquarters Unit 'Levant' (see pics) and dated 9 February 1948, and white named card box of issue for the GSM Note: Air Headquarters Unit (Levant) was a sub-command of R.A.F. Middle East Command, and was resonsible for R.A.F. units based in Transjordan and Palestine The WW2 campaign medals fitted with original ribands as issued Condition: GVF
A confirmed 'Battle of the Hook' Korean War casualty's campaign pair: Private R. McArthur, 1st Battalion Black Watch - Korea Medal (22496380 Pte. R. Mc Arthur. B.W.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' Important: It has been confirmed that Private R. McArthur was 'Wounded-in-Action' at the battle of 'The Hook' between 18/19 November 1952. At the time he is recorded as having served with HQ Company During the battle of 'The Hook', 18-19 November 1952, 1/Black Watch suffered an estimated 93 x casualties comprised 21 x Killed-in-Action, and 63 x Wounded-in-Action Note: The Black Watch received the below following battle honours for wear on their 'Colours' in respect of their services during the Korean War; - The Hook 1952 - Korea 1952-53 A fine regimental 'Korean War' casulaty pair to the Black Watch. Condition: EF
A confirmed 'Death Railway' Far East Prisoner of War campaign and long service group of 4: Sergeant John Winder, 88th Field Regiment Royal Artillery - The 1939-45 Star - The Pacific Star - War Medal - Efficiency Medal. GVI first issue with 'Territorial' bar (827039 Sjt. J. Winder. R.A.) Important: Sergeant John Winder of the 88th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Artillery, is confirmed as having been made a Prisoner of War at the fall of Singapore Colony to the Imperial Japanese Army on 15 February 1942 Note: The recipients father Great War medals are currently listed for sale separately on this website John Winder was a native of Lancaster, Lancashire, England, where he had been born on 3 October 1912. John enlisted into the Territorial Army on 15 February 1933. Prior to the oubreak of the Second World War, he had resided at his residence located at 33 North Edward Edward Street, Lancaster. After his capture, John was subsequently transported as POW 'Slave Labour' to work on the construction of the infamous 'Death Railway' between Thailand and Burma. From 1943, John reported to have been an inmate at the below following POW camps; - Kanburi: March 1943 - Kisao: April 1943 - Takanun: August 1943 - Klian Kli: October 1943 - Tonchin: February 1944 - Tamuang: February 1945 - Nokom Nai: February - August 1945 After his liberation and subsequent repatriation in 1945. John returned to his hometown of Lancaster, where he is recorded as having died in 1988 A 'soft copy' of the recipients FEPOW questionnaire (ref WO 344/409/2) wIll be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment Condition: Medals lightly laquered VF
A confirmed 'Jungle-Beasts' Slim River and Prisoner-of-War campaign group of 5: Private Robert Glasgow, 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - IGS Medal 1936. 'North West Frontier 1936-37' (2979551 Pte R. Glasgow, A. & S.H.) - 1939-45 Star - Pacific Star - Defence Medal - War Medal Important: Recipient is confirmed as having been captured on 18 January 1942, after the action at 'Slim River' where his unit- 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - fought a rear-guard action on the Malay Peninsula as part of the 11th Indian Division Robert Glasgow, a native of Glasgow, Scotland (his residence was at 43 Russell Street, Mossend, Bellshill, Lanarkshire) was born on 3 May 1912, and had enlisted for service with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on 22 May 1934. During captivity he appears to have been held captive at Taiping and then Kulalumpur (the camp leader at this last was a Colonel Fitzpatrick) Sold with a copy of the soldiers Prisoner of War questionnaire ref WO 344/378/1 Condition: GVF
A confirmed 'Malaya Campaign' Indian Army casualty group of 3: Lance Naik Keshar Singh Gusain, 5th Battalion 18th Royal Garhwal Rifles, Indian Army - 1939-45 Star (9659 L/Nk Keshar Singh Gusain, R. Garh.Rif.) - Pacific Star (9659 L/Nk Keshar Singh Gusain, R. Garh.Rif.) - War Medal (9659 L/Nk Keshar Singh Gusain, R. Garh.Rif.) Important: The CWGC records that the recipient died in Singapore Colony on 15 February 1942 Note: All medals are Calcutta Mint / Indian issues, that have been impressed in the Indian Army style The date of 15 February 1942 - the surrender date of Singapore Colony - is a generic date used by the CWGC for 'all' British and Empire Forces personnel who were missing in Malaya/Singapore prior to or after 15 February 1942, and whose bodies were never recovered, and or for whom no specific actual dates of death are known Keshar Singh Gusain was the son of Kaliyan Sing and Makhi Devi, of Dudphora, Garhwal, India, and the husband of Bardai, of Dudphora. His sacrifice is commemorated at the Singapore Memorial, Kranji, Singapore 5/18 R.G.R. was a war raised battalion of the Indian Army (raised at the Regimental Centre, Lansdowne in February 1941). 5/18 R.G.R. did not qualify for either the India Service Medal, or the Defence Medaland. The battalion was posted to 45th Brigade in July 1941. 5/18 R.G.R. was - together with the rest of 45th Brigade - deployed to Malaya on 16 December 1941, and arrived in Singapore on 3 January 1942. 5/18 R.G.R. - subsequently being immediately rushed as reinforcements to Malacca, and then to Muar in Malaya, in support of 8th Australian Division. On 17 January, at Bakri, 5/18 R.G.R. was ambushed and is recorded as having suffered 50% casualties killed, wounded and mostly missing - almost certainly including Keshar Singh Gusain! Condition: VF
A confirmed 'Royal Garhwal Rifles' Italy Casualty campaign medal group of 5: Lance Naik Givind Singh Rawat, 3rd Battalion 18th Royal Garhwal Rifles, Indian Army - 1939-45 Star (8528 L/Nk. Govind Singh Rawat, R. Garh. Rif.) - Africa Star (8528 L/Nk. Govind Singh Rawat, R. Garh. Rif.) - Italy Star (8528 L/Nk. Govind Singh Rawat, R. Garh. Rif.) - Defence Medal (8528 L/Nk. Govind Singh Rawat, R. Garh. Rif.) - War Medal (8528 L/Nk. Govind Singh Rawat, R. Garh. Rif.) Note: All medals are Calcutta Mint / Indian issues, that have been impressed in the Indian Army style Important: Lance Naik Govind Singh Rawat, 3rd Battalion 18th Royal Garhwal Rifles is confirmed as having been 'Wounded-in-Action' in Italy on 5 October 1944 (the published Regimental Casualty Roll refers - a copy of the respective entry page will accompany the medals) The medals mounted as-worn in the hills, in the court-style. The pin and fittings since removed from the cloth covered mounting board, otherwise the medals Condition: VF
A confirmed - non Singapore - Far East Prisoner of War campaign and long service group of 5: Gunner F.A. Jefferies, Royal Artillery - 1939-45 Star - Pacific Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Efficiency Medal. GVI first issue & 'Territorial' bar (1442672 Gnr. F.A. Jefferies. R.A.) The recipient is confirmed as having been a Far East Prisoner of War, his date of capture cited as 8 March 1942. Note: As Singapore surrendered on 15 February, 1942, it is most likely that the recipient was either an evacuee from Singapore who was subsequently capured during the short-lived Netherlands East Indies campaign, and or was captured in some minor campaign territory, and or had evaded capture for a short period after the British defeat in Malaya / Singapore The medal group mounted in the swing-style and 'as-worn'. The mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A confirmed 1942, casualty campaign group of 5: Private Duncan Campbell, 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - IGS Medal 1936. 'North West Frontier 1936-37' (297956 Pte. D. Campbell, A. & S.H.) - 1939-45 Star - Pacific Star - Defence Medal - War Medal Important: Duncan Campbell is confirmed on the Commonwelath War Graves Commission website as having died in Malaya on 13 January 1942 Duncan Campbell, the son of Mr and Mrs John Campbell, of Alexandria, Dumbartonshire, Scotland, was 25 years of age at the time of his death. The regimental journal 'The Thin Red Line' has some notes on the recipient as follows; April 1936, he arrived in Karachi, India, and 2 days later joined 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders at Rawalpindi where he was posted to 'B Coy'. In November 1938 he was serving with 'A Coy', No 7 Platoon. On 16 October 1938 he qualified as a nursing orderly at the British Military Hospital, Secunderabad. While in Malaya, he was serving with 'A Coy Condition: EF
A confirmed Delhi Durbar and campaign medal group of 5: Corporal Daniel Campbell Cheshire Regiment, late 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders - QSA. 'Relief of Ladysmith' 'Laings Nek' 'Belfast' (5936 Pte D. Campbell, Gordon Highrs:) - KSA Medal. With 2 x dated S.Africa clasps (5936 Dmr: D. Campbell. Gordon Highrs:) - British War Medal. Silver issue (10388 A.Cpl. D. Campbell. Ches R.) - Interalled Victory Medal (10388 A.Cpl. D. Campbell. Ches R.) - Delhi Durbar Medal 1911. Silver issue (10388 A.Cpl. D. Campbell. Ches R.) Note: The Delhi Durbar Medal is named in the regimental engraved style/format for the Gordon Highlanders, the medal with typical neat silver replacement claw swivel suspender which is a common feature of this medal when named to this regiment Important: All medals and clasps confirmed as entitled - and the group a complete medal entitlement - per the respective medal rolls (WO 100/203 for QSA medal, WO 100/343 for the KSA medal, and WO 100/400 for the Delhi Durbar medal) and recipients Medal Index Card Daniel Campbell was a native of Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, who was born there circa 1879. At time of enlistment into the British Army at Liverpool on 22 February 1897, he described himself as being 18 years and 6 months of age, and by 'Trade' a 'Carter'. He was however no stranger to military service as he also cited volunteer service with the 3rd Battalion South Lancashire Regiment Service papers for the recipient are extant and available at The National Archives and confirm all the above details - and much more The group mounted in the swing-style, and presumably as-worn, by the recipient. The medals suspended from silk watered ribands (that of the BWM frayed) the mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: Silver medals all dark toned. The SA pair VF, the others GVF
A confirmed Delhi Durbar and Great War campaign medal group of 4: Sergeant William Lyon, 1st Battalion Royal Highlanders, late 2nd Battalion Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) - 1914 Star. No clasp (451 L. Cpl. W. Lyon. R. Highrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (451 Sjt. W. Lyon. R. Highrs.) - Interallied Victory Medal (451 Sjt. W. Lyon. R. Highrs.) - Delhi Durbar Medal 1911. Silver issue (451 Lcpl W. Lyon R H) Note: The Delhi Durbar Medal is regimentally impressed in the correct distinctive heavy gauge style associated with this regiment Casualty: William Lyon is reported to have been 'Severely Wounded' in 1915 Important: All medals confirmed as entitled per the respective Delhi Durbar medal roll of 2nd Battalion Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) reference WO 100/400, and Medal Index Card for the Great War medals William Lyon, the son of John and Alice Lyon of 53 Wellgate, Dundee, was born in Aberdeen, Scotland circa 1887. By trade a 'baker', he was 18 years and 3 months of age, when he attested for the 3rd Militia Battalion Black Watch at Dundee, Forfar, on 12 October 1905. He subsequently enlisted to the Regular Army on 4 December 1905 (the recipients extant Milita papers held at The National Archives refer) on a short service engagement (7 years with the Colours and 5 years Army Reserve) that included overseas service in British India with the 2nd Battalion Royal Highlanders, during which time William was decorated with a highly prized Delhi Durbar Medal. On the outbreak of the Great War, William was mobilized from the Army Reserve and posted to the 1st Battalion Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) with which battalion he entered the France & Flanders theatre of war on 13 August 1914. As a consequence of his wound/injury Sergeant Lyon was awarded a Silver War Badge and subsequently discharged on 18 August 1915 Sold together with hard copy of recipients Medal Index Card and entry page from the Delhi Durbar Medal Roll The group mounted on green felt board for display purposes, on which is attached a hard laminated label inscribed 'Sgt. William Lyon, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) Condition: GVF
A confirmed double \'Palestine\' campaign service and Royal Tournament medal group of 5: Constable Frank Harnwell Palestine Police, late Royal Artillery - GSM 1918. GVI 1st type & \'Palestine\' \'Palestine 45-48\' (1239 B/Const. F.Harnwell.Pal.Police. - 1939-45 Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Royal Tournament, bronze medal reverse named and dated 1936 Note: The upper clasp attached by thread. The Royal Tournament Medal contained in gilt tooled titled case of issue by Mappin and Webb Notes with this group indicate that Frank Harnwell was an A.A. Road Scout prior to enlisting in the Royal Artillery. Apparently he joined the Palestine Police in 1938 and later volunteered for service in Syria in 1940. He is reported to have served in Haifa and later the Motor Transport Section in Jenin Division. He returned to East Anglia after the end of the British Mandate in Palestine Condition: GVF
A confirmed early Korean War casualty's campaign pair: Private L. Bolton, 1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - Korea Medal (14470976 Pte L. Bolton. A. & S.H.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' Important: Reference 'The Argylls in Korea' (Malcolm, 1952), it is confirmed that Private L. Bolton is listed as having been 'Wounded-in-Action' at 'Pakchon' on 7 November 1950 During the fighting at Pakchon between 5-16 November 1950, the 1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, suffered 6 x Killed-in-Action and 17 x 'Wounded-in-Action' Note: Pakchon was one of two 'Battle Honours; gained by the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders for the Korean War - the other being theatre honour 'Korea 1950-51' 1/Argylls together with 1/Middlesex held the distinction of being one of the first two British Infantry regiments to serve in the Korean War, having arrived in Korea in September 1950. With Major Kenneth Muir of 1/Argylls subsequently earning a posthumnous Victoria Cross, and one of only four VC's awarded to British personnel for the Korean War A fine regimental 'Korean War' pair to the descendent unit of 'The Thin Red Line'. Condition: VF
A confirmed Far East Prisoner of War campaign and long service group of 4: Bombardier Charles W. Dick, Royal Artillery - 1939-45 Star - Pacific Star - War Medal - Efficiency Medal. GVI first issue & 'Territorial' bar (902352 Bdr. C.W. Dick. R.A.) The recipient is confirmed as having been a Far East Prisoner of War, being captured at the fall of Singapore on 15 February 1942 Condition: EM toned the group about EF
A confirmed First Boer War 'Majuba Hill' casualty's campaign medal pair: Private James Bell 92nd Highlanders - Afghanistan Medal. 'Charasia' 'Kabaul' 'Kandahar' (1811. Pte J. Bell. 92nd Highrs) - Kabul to Kandahar Star (1611 Private Jas Bell 92nd Highlanders) - Afghanistan Medal. 'Charasia' 'Kabul' 'Kandahar' (1811. Pte J. Bell. 92nd Highrs) - Kabul to Kandahar Star (1611 Private Jas Bell 92nd Highlanders) Note: The forename & surname both officially corrected (see illustration) - and a not uncommon occurrence with this particular medal when named to the British infantry Important: James Bell is confirmed as being 'Wounded-in-Action' by Gunshot Wound on 26 February 1881, at Majuba Hill, Natal Colony, South Africa James Bell, a native of Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, was born circa 1840. He enlisted for service with the 42nd Highlanders (Black Watch) at Glasgow, on 7 April 1859. On enlistment he was 19 years of age, and by 'Trade' a 'Labourer'. After completion of training at the Regimental Depot he was posted to the 42nd Highlanders serving overseas in India on 'Garrison Duty'. When the 42nd ended their tour in India, James elected to continue to stay in India when he elected to transfer to the newly arrived 92nd Highlanders on 31 October 1867. By the time he took his final discharge on 16 August 1881, he was credited with having accrued 22 years and 14 days reckonable service with the colours - incredibly this was spent almost entirely overseas, where in the East Indies he had racked up a staggering 20 years 173 days service. During his services overseas he fought in the Afghanistan War, and the first Boer War in South Africa, in which conflict he was, 'Wounded-in-Action' by Gunshot to his left foot during the disastrous Battle of Majuba Hill. Fighting Afghans and Boers however were not the only physical dangers he faced in his many years of soldiering, as testified by his colourful medical record that reads like a gazeteer of Indian Cantonments, where his vices landed him frequent doses of VD, and worse, being one time hospitalised with 'Cholera' while stationed at Peshawar - and against the odds survived. On return to United Kingdom, James Bell spent time recuperating from his wounds at Netley Military Hospital, Southampton, and was finally discharged from the British Army described as 'slightly lame' and as 'unfit for further service' Condition: GVF and better
A confirmed General Service Medal pair for 3 separate South East Asian Campaigns: Lance Corporal Dilbahadur Thapa, 1st Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles - GSM Medal 1918. EIIR clasps 'Malaya' 'Brunei' (21149257 Rfn Dilbahadur Thapa 2 GR) - General Service Medal 1962. Clasp 'Borneo' (21149257 L/Cpl Dilbahadur Thapa, 1/2 GR) Note: The clasps on the GSM 1918 are attached by a silver rod as issued Dilbahadur Thapa a native of enlisted for service with the British Army at Paklihawa, Nepal on 20 November 1958. Between 1958-1964 he served with 'D Coy'. During period 1964-68 he served with 'Bugle Platoon, HQ Coy', and then returned to serve with 'D.Coy' again between 1968-1973. He retired on pension on 7 November 1973. His address in Nepal was; - Village: Bayagaon - P.O.: Rakhuwa - Thum: Ruchang - Zilla: Palpa - Zone: Lumbini Medals sold with a copy of a letter confirming above details from Gurkha Major Debbahadur Pun 1/2 G.R. dated Hong Kong 7 May 1987 Condition: VF
A confirmed Great War 'Highland' casualty pair with Silver War Badge: Private David Welsh, 8th Battalion Queens Own Cameron Highlanders - British War Medal. Silver issue (S-23569 Pte D. Welsh, Camerons) - Interallied Victory Medal (S-23569 Pte D. Welsh, Camerons) - Silver War Badge (B229077) Important: Recipient is confirmed 'Wounded-in-Action' on while mserving with 8th Battalion Queens Own Cameron Highlanders David Welsh, an 'Estate Gardener' working at and residing with his family at Spean Lodge, Spean Bridge, Invernesshire was aged 38 years and 11 months when he enlisted for service with the British Army, and 8th Battalion Cameron Highlanders, at Fort William on 19n May 1916. He subsequently served in 'France' where he is confirmed as being 'Wounded' due to 'Gun Shot & Shrapnel' wounds on his left leg. There is a set of papers available for on-line download at the 'Ancestry' website. Those papers include confirmation of above details, and matching SWB receipt showing same issue number as on the badge here included for sale Medals are mounted swing-style 'as-worn' hanging from contemporary silk watered ribbons with a pin-back brooch mounting Condition: GVF
A confirmed Great War period Indian Army \'Mesopotamia\' casualty pair: Sepoy Mustana, 76th Punjab Infantry, Indian Army - 1914-15 Star (1571 Sepoy Mastana, 76 Pjbis) - Interallied Victory Medal (1571 Sepoy Mustana, 76 Pjbis) Important: Mastana, the son of Nathu Khan of Kangarah, Kahuta, Rawalpindi, Punjab, is confirmed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website as having died in Mespotamia on 24 July 1915, and his memory is now commemorated on the Basra C.W.G.C. Memorial in Iraq Note: 76 Punjabis were one of the Indian Infantry battalions captured at Kut-al-Amarah in April 1915, and thus the date of death here shown would indicate that tyhe recipient was almost certainly captured, and or died of wounmds while a \'Prisoner-of-War\' or \'Evader\' after the fall of Kut. Note the Basra Memorial only commemorates those members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the operations in Mesopotamia from the Autumn of 1914 to the end of August 1921 and \'whose graves are not known\' - this latter being the commonest fate for those unfortunates captured at Kut! The British Library contains lists of Indian POW\'s captured at Kut-al-Amarah and might be a useful avenue for further research Condition: VF
A confirmed Highland soldiers Great War casualty 'Killed-in-Action' campaign pair: Lance Corporal John Calder, 4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders - British War Medal. Silver issue (241360 Pte. J. Calder. Seaforth.) - Interallied Victory Medal (241360 Pte. J. Calder. Seaforth.) Important: Private John Calder, 4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders is confirmed as having been 'Killed-in-Action' in France and Flanders on 23 November 1917 John Calder, the son of Donald and Ellen Calder, of Tannachy, Rogart, Sutherland, was a native of Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland, where was born circa 1884. He enlisted at Rogart, Sutherland, for service in the British Army, and service with his local regiment, 4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. John is commemorated at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission at the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France. Reference his Medal Index Card (accessible at The National Archives) his family were only entitled to receive only the two campaign medals here offered for sale, in respect of John's services in the Great War Condition: EF
A confirmed Indian \'Other Ranks\' Delhi Durbar Medal and long service pair: Lance Naik Pahlwan Khan, 33rd Punjabis - Delhi Durbar Medal 1911. Silver issue (669 Sepoy Pahlwan Singh 33rd Punjabis.) - Indian Army LS&GC Medal. GV first issue (669 Lce Naik Pahlwan Khan 33rd Punjabis.) Important: The Durbar Medal is script engraved in the customary \'regimental\' style of naming for this particular regiment Note: The recipient is confirmed as entitled to the Delhi Durbar Medal 1911, per the respective medal roll (ref WO 100/400) wherein 140 x \'All Ranks\' of the 33rd Punjabis, including British Officers and a single regimental \'Pensioner\' are listed as having been allocated a Delhi Durbar Medal 1911 Condition: VF
A confirmed Korean War 'Happy Valley' casualty campaign medal group of 3: Private R. Cain, 'B Company' 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles - GSM 1918. GVI issue 'Palestine 1945-48' (14160427 Rfn. R. Cain. R.U.R.) - Korea Medal (22511765 Pte. R. Cain. R.U.R.) - United Nations: U.N. Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' Note: The rank and forename initial officially corrected on both named medals - and a common occurrence thus for these particular campaign medal issues Important: The recipient is shown as in the published casualty roll as being 'Wounded-in-Action' per the casualty lists published in 'The Times' of 20 January 1951 - in respect of wounds received earlier that month at the Battle of Happy Valley between 3-4 January 1951 Note: The GSM medal and clasp confirmed as entitled and issued per the respective campaign medal roll (Reference WO 100/352) signed at Ballyinklar, County Down, Northern Ireland Private R. Cain is a unique name on the GSM medal roll of the Royal Ulster Rifles, his number indicating a post 1942 enlistment, who was recalled from the 'Army Reserve' as a Reservist for service during the Korean War - and allocation at that time of a new Army Number The regimental history 'A New Battlefield The Royal Ulster Rifles in Korea 1950-51' includes mention of Cain in the published nominal roll, and in below extract from the text pertaining to the Battle of Chaegunghyon on 3 January 1951- referred more commonly by the troops present as 'Happy Valley' as under; Quote, "One man had been left behind. Rifleman Cain had suffered a broken ankle was unable to move. He was taken prisoner, then quickly escaped, but was later found hiding in the undergrowth." Unquote. At the time of the Happy Valley action, Private Cain was serving with B Company Sold together with some copied research Condition: VF and better
A confirmed Korean War casualty pair: Fusilier F. Brown-King, 1st Battalion Royal Northumberland Fusiliers - Korea Medal (19047633 Fus. F. Brown-King., R.N.F.) - United Nations Service Medal. With clasp 'Korea' Important: Fusilier F. Brown-King is confirmed as having been 'Wounded-in-Action' during the Korean War, on 2 May 1951 Note: The medals both fitted with their original ribands - that for the UN medal riband fitted with the original intricate hinged pin brooch bar. Both contained in their respective card boxes of issue. The box for the British medal being named with recipients details, and also retaining the brown paper insert envelope Condition: EF
A confirmed Korean War casualty pair: Private D. Samuel, 1st Battalion Welch Regiment - Korea Medal (22491862 Pte D E Samuel Welch) - United Nations Service Medal. With clasp 'Korea' Important: Private Samuel is confirmed as having been 'Wounded-in-Action' in Korea on 15 June 1952 The action in which Private Samuel was wounded is described in 'An Account of the Services of 1st Battalion Welch Regiment Korea in Korea 1951-52' (B. Owen & N. Salmon), and is below quoted; Quote. On 15 June the enemy attacked the Standing Patrol at OUTER FOX. There was no wire, and as the night was very dark the enemy were able to get between the Patrol and 'D' Companies lines unobserved. Hand to hand fighting ensued and the Patrol lost Private Horton with four others being wounded. Private Horton was last seen advancing towards the enemy his firing his Bren Light Machine Gun from the hip. 2-Lt Davey and 12 men re occupied OUTER FOX. No enemy were found there but the telephone line had been booby trapped with a grenade. The body of Private Horton was recovered and brought back to 'D' Company' Unquote Sold together with copied extracts from above reference and the respective entry page with list of casualties including name of Private Samuel that was published in 'The Times' of 5 July 1952 Condition: Edge bruise under 'Welch' of regiment - but naming not affected, otherwise GVF
A confirmed Korean War \'Casualty\' pair: Private A. G. Terry, 1st Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment) - Korea Medal (22259475 Pte A.G. Terry. R.Norfolk) - United Nations service medal with clasp \'Korea\' Important: The recipient is confirmed as being \'Wounded-in-Action\' per the list of regimental casualties that was published in the Regimental Journal of the Royal Norfolk Regiment, vide \'The Britannia\' (Issue No 40, November 1952). The late Alec Purves - a Norfolks collector - had further noted that Private Terry had been wounded on 1 December 1951 Note: A copy of the casualty lists from the regimental journal, together with a more detailed copied hand-written list of Royal Norfolks casulaties based on the research done by Alec Purves will accompany these medals Condition: One arm of the British Korea medal is bent, otherwise VF
A confirmed Naval Coronation 1902 and Long Service medal pair: Master At Arms William Purchase, Royal Navy late H.M.S. Camperdown - Coronation Medal 1902. Bronze issue - Naval LSGC Medal. Victorian issue (Wm Purchase., M.A.A. H.M.S. Camperdown.) Note: Award of Coronation Medal to Master at Arms William Purchase is confirmed per the respective medal roll (reference ADM 171/61) wherein he is shown as having received the medal at H.M.S. Anson on 10 February 1903 William Purchase was a native of Newbridge, Cork, Ireland, where he was born circa 1860. Condition: VF
A confirmed Regimental Sergeant Major\'s Great War and Long Service \'Prisoner of War\' group of 4: Regimental Sergeant Major Charles Mathieson, 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders late 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders - 1914 Star. With original clasp \'5th Aug.-22nd Nov.1914\' (9826 Sjt. C. Mathieson. 1/Gord:Highrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (9826 Sjt. C. Mathieson. Gordons.) - Interallied Victory Medal (9826 Sjt. C. Mathieson. Gordons.) - Military LS&GC Medal. GV first issue (2865078 W.O.Cl.II. C. Mathieson. Gordons) Important: Recipients Medal Index Card confirms that the recipient was a Prisoner-of-War during the Great War Charles Mathieson a pre-1914 \'regular\' serving with the 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders first entered theatre of war \'France\' with 1/Gordons on 13 August 1914. He was entitled to and received the clasp and roses for his services in the early Mons / Le Cateau actions Almost certainly Charles would have been captured on or close to 28 August, 1914, when his battalion was overrun by the advancing Germans at Mons On repatriation Charles Mathieson continued his military service with the Gordon Highlanders. His LSGC being awarded sometime between 1920-1927 (regimental photographs in the \'Tiger & Spinx\' of the receipient dated 1927-28, show him wearing all 4 x medals). Charles Mathieson transferred to 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders from the Regimental Depot in 1926, and became Regimental Sergeant Major of 2/Gordons circa 1927-1930 Combinations of 1914 Star trios with post war LSGC\'s to pre-1914 regulars that subsequently became RSM\'s of British infantry battalions in the inter-war period are uncommon on the market The medals mounted as-worn in the swing-style. The medals suspended from contemporary silk water weaved Great War ribands. The mounting brooch retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings A soft-copy of the recipients respective Medal Index Card will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment. Condition: VF
A confirmed Royal Marine 'Prisoner of War' campaign and long service medal group of 4: Private William Sonley, Portsmouth Battalion, Royal Marine Brigade, late Royal Marine Light Infantry - 1914 Star. Clasp '5th Aug:-22nd Nov.1914' (PO. 10808. Pte. W. Sonley, Pte. R.M. Brigade.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (PO. 10808. Pte. W. Sonley, Pte. R.M. Brigade.) - Interallied Victory Medal (PO. 10808. Pte. W. Sonley, Pte. R.M.L. I.) - Naval LS&GC Medal. GV first type (PO/10808 William Sonley. Pte. R.M.L.I.) Note: The British War Medal has been officially re-impressed NB: Private William Sonley was captured and made a Prisoner of War at Ostend, Belgium, on 14 October 1914, while serving with the Portsmouth Battalion Royal Marine Brigade - he remained a POW in Germany until repatriated to England on 15 December 1918 Important: The campaign medals and clasp confirmed as entitled per the respective medal roll (Ref ADM 171/171) William Sonley was a native of St. Mary's, Southampton, Hampshire, England, where he was born on 15 March 1881 (this is the date shown on his service sheet - which differs to other official sources which give year of birth as 1882). William was 18 years and described himself as being a 'Dock Labourer' when he enlisted in the Royal Marines Light Infantry at Southampton on 26 February 1900. During the Great War he embarked for overseas service on 26 August 1914, and subsequently served at Ostend and later Dunkirk in which latter place he was captured and made a Prsioner of War - for the remainder of the duration of the Great War, Willaim Sonley was incarcerated in a Prisoner of War camp in Germany. He was finally repatriated back to England on 15 December 1918, and took his final discharge from the Royal Marines on 21 April 1919. At time of discharge his inteded place of residence was shown as being 268 Derby Road, Southampton, Hampshire. William Alfred Sonley is recorded as having died at Southampton sometime in the second quarter of 1950 Provenance: Dix Noonan Webb 28 March 2012 Condition: GVF
A confirmed Silver Jubilee and Long Service pair to a Royal Military Academy Instructor: Captain 'Master at Arms' Arthur Leslie Judge, Army Physical Training Corps - Jubilee Medal 1977 - Military LS&GC. EIIR with 'Regular Army' bar (22847015 W.O.CL.I. A.L. Judge APTC) Captain Judge is confirmed as having been the 'Chief Instructor' of the Physical Training Wing at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst with effect from 7 June 1976. It was in that capacity that he received his Jubilee Medal - his award being in the allocation given to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Sold together with copied extracts from the Army List and the respective entry page from the respective jubilee medal roll The medals mounted int he swing style, and almost certainly 'as-worn' by the recipient. The ribands suspended from a mounting bar that retains it's hinged pin and casp fitting Condition: VF
A confirmed South African War 'Wounded-in-Action' campaign medal group of 4: Police Sergeant Richard John Pickens, Leeds Mounted Police late Army Service Corps and 6th Dragoon Guards Carabiniers - QSA Medal. Silver with clasp 'Cape Colony' (2988 Corpl. R. Pickens. 6/Dn. *ds) - Kings South Africal. With 2 x dated clasps (2988 Corpl: R. J. Pickens. 6th Drgn: Gds:) - British War Medal. Silver issue (R4-107388 Sjt. R.J. Pickens. A.S.C.) - Interallied Victory Medal (R4-107388 Sjt. R.J. Pickens. A.S.C.) Note: The QSA medal only repinned and with brooch marks Important: Richard Pickens was 'Wounded-in-Action' at Arundel, South Africa, 13 December 1899 Note Important: All medals and clasps confirmed as entitled per below sources; - QSA Medal (Ref WO 100/113) - KSA Medal (Ref WO 100/302) - Great War Medals (Recipients Medal Index Card) Richard John Pickens was a native of London, England, where he was born on 15 October 1874. His father - an Irish immigrant - Joseph Pickens, was a long serving member of the City of London Police Force. Richard enlisted for the British Army on 2 September 1892, and was posted to 6th Dragoon Guards, with which regiment he remained until he left 'The Colours' in 1902. During that time Richard served overaseas in South Africa duiring the South African War, firstly between 4 November 1899 to 27 June 1900 - being 'Wounded-in-Action at Arundel on 13 January 1899 - and secondly between 29 June 1901 until 10 April 1902. Richard took his final discharge form the British Army when he was released from the Army Reserve on 1 September 1904. Sometime after taking his discharge in 1902, he subsequently joined the Leeds Police Force, serving with the Mounted Division of that force - a splendid portrait photograph of the recipient mounted on horseback, with helmet, uniform, sowrd and medal up, can be seen posted on the Ancestry website. The 1911 National Census for England and Wales records him married to his wife Edith Pickens, and by occupation a Police Constable, then residing at 6 Lower Leighton Place Park Lane, Leeds, Yorkshire, England. During the Great War Richard Pickens - by then residing at 89 Portland Crescent, Leeds, volunteered and re-enlisted in the British Army on 16 June 1915, serving a total of 3 years and 299 days, including one yearbetween 1917-1918, spent overseas in France and Flanders with 16th Squadron No 2 Remount Depot, for which latter service he received the Great War campaign pair of medals. Richard Pickens, who latterly resided at 21 Irgs Road, Leeds, died at The General Infirmary, Leeds, on 2 December 1949 The recipients military service papers are extant and accessible from The National Archives The 1887 Jubilee Medal to the recipients father - a long serving Constable with the City of London Police Force is being offered separately for sale elsewhere on the website of Aberdeen Medals Condition: The QSA GF the others about VF
A confirmed Warwickshire Yeomanry casualty's Gallipoli campaign and Territorial Force long service group of 4: Private Cotterell Warwickshire Yeomanry - 1914-15 Star (1666 Pte. F. Cotterell. Warwick. Yeo.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (1666 Pte. F. Cotterell. Warwick. Yeo.) - Interallied Victory Medal (1666 Pte. F. Cotterell. Warwick. Yeo.) - Territorial Force Efficiency Medal. GV issue (1666 Pte. F. Cotterell. War: Yeo:) Important: Private Frank Cotterell is confirmed as having being Wounded-in-Action (almost certainly at Gallipoli) reference the SWB Roll Private Frank Cotterell is confirmed on the Silver War Badge Roll as having enlisted on 14 February 1910, and taking his discharge 'Due to Wounds' on 8 September 1916. Frank first entered a theatre of war 'Egypt' on 24 April 1915. Prior to landing in Egypt, the 1st Warwickshire Yeomanry had already suffered at the hands of the enemy - having sailed from Avonmouth for Egypt on 11 April 1915 aboard the 'Wayfarer', the troopship was torpedoed when 60 miles NW of Scilly Isles and towed towed to Queenstown (Ireland) - the regiment finally arriving in Alexandria, Egypt on 24 April 1915. On 18 August 1915, the Warwickshire Yeomanry landed at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli Condition: Toned about GVF
A confirmed Welsh officer 'Minefield Casualty' Italy campaign medal group of 7: Captain Brian Meiric Roberts, Royal Engineers - 1939-45 Star - Africa Star with original clasp '1st Army' - Italy Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Jubilee Medal 1977 - Efficiency Medal. GVI type 2 suspender bar 'Territorial' (Lt. B. M. Roberts, R.E.) Sold together with; - The King's Badge for Loyal Service The King's Badge issued in respect of service personnel wounded or injured, and subsequently discharged as a consequence of their injuries Note: The group professionally 'swing-mounted' and 'as-worn', albeit the Jubilee medal is mounted 'after' the EM! The mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and clasp fittings Brian Meiric Roberts ( Army No: 166744) was born into a well known North Wales Family in Cardiff in 1917, where his Father, a Bank Manager was one time Treasurer of the Welsh Rugby Football Union A pre-war member of the Royal Engineers (Territorials), he was commissioned on the 25th January 1941 from 142nd O.C.T.U. and joined 4th British Division, in training in Scotland, the Royal Engineers component of this Division was 7th, 59th ,225th Field Companies and the 18th Field Park Company He was embarked from the Clyde to Algiers and the Middle East in March 1943. There he saw action in the final battles in Tunisia. He was advanced to Captain and appointed the C.R.E’s Reconnaissance Officer. Following Mountain Warfare training in Algeria and Beach landing training in Egypt the Division was transferred from Alexandria to Naples and the Italian front. Here he was present in the final battle for Cassino and was part of the R.E. team that constructed the famous “Amazon” bailey bridge over the Rapido river which opened the way for the allied advance northwards through Italy. Terence Cuneo’s picture of this epic feat hangs in the R.E. H.Q. Mess, Chatham In June 1944, as the campaign moved through central Italy, Roberts was severely wounded when his Dingo scout car ran into a minefield - he was repatriated to the U.K. and after convalescence ended the War as a Mine Warfare Instructor at the R.E. O.C.T.U., Newark After Demobilisation Brian joined the Crawley Development Corporation in 1948 and became it’s Chief Engineer. He was awarded his Jubilee 1977 Medal for services as Chief Engineer of the New Towns Commission He retired in 1982 and died in 2000 Condition: GVF
A confirmed \'Battle for Caen\' casualty group of 3: Private Albert John Dinnage, 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders - 1939-45 Star - France and Germany Star - War Medal Sold with the recipients relic white-metal Gordon Highlanders cap badge 14417669 Private Albert John Dinnage 2 Battalion Gordon Highlanders died, aged 19 years of age, on 1 July 1944, a casualty of the bitter fighting near Caen during the \'Normandy Campaign\'. He is recorded as having been born in London (South East) and had been a resident of Brighton prior to joining the British Army and 2/Gordons with which battalion he was serving when he died in North West Europe. He is interred at Tourville-Sur-Odon Churchyard, Calvados, France. The CWGC shows that the recipients parents Frederick John and Ethel Dinnage, resided at Horsham, Sussex Important: All the medals un-named as issued and sold together with the official named \'Under-Secretary of State for War (War Council) medal transmittal notice sent to recipients next of kin, this having the recipients details shown in the customary hand-written style,and in the same hand and ink as that written on the card box of issue atypical of emphemera sent by \'Infantry Records Perth\'. Togethger with named card box of issue sent bearing stamp of \'Infatry Records Perth\' and addressed to the next of kin at, 8 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar, Horsham, Sussex (see pics) Note: The Great War Territorial Force War Medal group of the recipients father, Frederick John Dinnage, is being sold separately on this website Medals all fitted with the original medal ribands as issued Condition: Medals EF
A contemporary French gallantry and multi-campaign medal group of 9 as earned by the Legion Etrangere (Foreign Legion) - Medaille Militaire. Current issue - Croix De Valeur. With 1 x silver star emblem and 2 x bronze star emblems - Croix Du Combatant - Medaille D'Outre Mer: 'Tchad Rep' 'Centrafricaine Rep' 'Cote D'Ivoire' - Medaille Defense Nationale: 3 clasps including 'Legion Etrangere' - Medaille Commemorative Francaise. Clasps 'Afghanistan' 'Ex Yougoslavie' - United Nations Medal. With clasp 'Sarajevo' - NATO Service Medal with clasp 'Ex-Yougoslavie' - NATO Service Medal with clasp 'ISAF' The group mounted as-worn in the French manner of three overalpping rows. The reverse of the mounting pad retaining the fittings for attachment to the uniform tunic Condition: EF
A Cornish Firemans medal group of 3: Station Officer Francis Dunstone Johns, Cornwall Fire Brigade, late National Fire Service and Redruth Fire Brigade - British Empire Medal (Civil Division). EIIR issue (Francis Dunstone Johns) - Defence Medal - Fire Brigade Long Service Medal (Stn.Offr. Francis D. Johns) Important: The B.E.M. was published in the London Gazette of 1 January 1963 The recommendation for Station Officer Johns's B.E.M. is as under; Quote, Mr Johns joined the Redruth Fire Brigade as a part-time Fireman in 1938, and subsequently became Leading Fireman. He served in the National Fire Service with the rank of Section Leader. When the Fire Service was returned to local authority control in 1948, he was appointed a part-time Sub-Officer in the Cornwall Fire Brigade. He has held his present appointment since 1950. Mr Johns has given the fire service many years of valuable part-time service. Unquote. Sold with 3 x related photographs of his BEM recommendation and letters from Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street, plus a National Fire Services insert appertaining to the 'Rules for Wearing Decorations & Medals' The BEM mounted on original issue silk weave riband with the issue brooch pin attached to riband, contained in red titled Royal Mint case of issue. The other medals mounted in the swing style, as worn. The mounting bar on this latter retaining the long hinged pin and clasp fittings. Condition: GVF
A Crimea and Indian Mutiny campaign group of 3: Corporal John Loudon, 42nd Royal Highlanders - Crimea Medal 1854. 'Alma' 'Balaklava' 'Sebastopol' (2087 John Loudon, 42 Royal Highlanders) - India Mutiny Medal. With clasp 'Lucknow' (J. Lowden, 42 Rl Highlanders) - Turkey: Crimea Medal. Sardinian issue (2087 Corpl J.Loudon 42nd Royal Highlanders) Note: The British Crimea named in the Regimental Depot Impressed style for the 42nd Royal Highlanders, and the Turkish Crimea named in a contemporary to the period engraved style The British medals and clasps all confirmed on the respective published Medal Rolls. The musters and medal rolls of the period variously show his name - always with same number 2087 - spelled variously as Lowden and Loudon An attractive group to the senior most and most dsitinguished of all the Highland Regiments, the Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) Condition: Toned VF
A Crimea War and Victorian Meritorious Service group of 3: Colour Sergeant Robert Costigan, 56th Foot - Crimea Medal. With clasp 'Sebastopol' (2047 Cr Serjt R Costigan 56th Regt) - Meritorious Service Medal. Victorian issue (Cr Serjt Robt. Costigan. Late 56th Regt) - Turkey: Crimea Service Medal. With 'Sardinia' reverse (2047 R Costigan 56th Regt) Important: Typical edge wear on the Crimea Medals with last two digits of number on each medal rubbed but still legible. The Crimea medals both named in contemporary engraved serif capitals, while the MSM is officially impressed. The Turkish medal plugged and fitted with a replacement Crimea type curved swilvel suspender Note: In 1881, the 56th Regiment became the 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment Robert Costigan born circa 1823, was a native of Kilmore, Richill, County Armagh, Ireland. He attested for service with the British Army at Armagh on 12 April 1842. At time of his enlistment he claimed to be 18 years and 8 months of age, and described himself as having been a 'Weaver' by occupation. In his subsequent military career, he accumulated a total of 22 years and 58 days service with the colours , the majority of which - 14 years 11 months - was spent in overseas as under; - Gibraltar: 4 years 7 months - Bermuda: 3 years 6 months - Crimea: 1 year - East Indies: 5 years 10 months The highest rank he attained was 'Colour Sergeant' - and remarkable for the time - he was never, throughout his entire career, reduced in rank. . He took his final discharge on 7 June 1864, at which time he is confirmed in his papers as having qualified for both the campaign medals (and a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal with gratuity, which latter was of course returned on award of his subsequent MSM). He name never appeared in the 'Regimental Defaulterers Book',a nd he was never tried by 'Court Martial', his overall character and military conduct being described as 'Exemplary' The above details extrapolated from the recipients extant service papers held in the WO97 file series at The National Archives The medals mounted for display in the court style Condition: Contact wear on Crimea Medals, GF and better
A Crimean War and Indian Mutiny campaign group of 3: Sergeant Alexander Wood, 71st Highland Light Infantry - Crimea Medal 1854. With clasp 'Sebastopol' (3220 A. Wood. 71st Regt.) - Indian Mutiny Medal. With clasp 'Central India' (Alexr Wood, 71st Highd. L.I.) - Turkey: Crimea War Service Medal. This with British reverse(3220 A. Wood. 71st Regt.) Note: The British Crimea Medal, has been neatly re-named in engraved serifed capitals, the medal retaining the correct distinctive regimental florate decoration both before and after the naming!. The Turkish Crimea, has been fitted with replacement ring suspension, and is privately named in neat capitals and has at one time been brooched (no brooch marks on planchet, but there are 2 x tiny holes in rim of medal at 6 and 12 O'Clock. The Indian Mutiny Medal is correctly officially impressed as issued No 3220 Private Alexander Wood was born at, Cardross, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, and enlisted in the 71st Highland Light Infantry at Glasgow on, 26 November 1850. At time of his enlistment he was 18 years of age, and described himself as having been a 'Labourer'. In his subsequent military career, he racked up 18 years and 251 days with the Colours, of which 7 years and 11 months was spent overseas in; - Corfu: 1 year 8 months - Crimea: 1 year 4 months - Gibraltar: 1 year 7 months - India: 3 years 4 months The highest rank he ever attained was 'Corporal' losing his stripes to being 'Drunk'. He took his discharge at Aberdeen, on 20 July 1869, at which time he is confirmed in his papers as having qualified for all of the 3 medals/clasps above listed. He also held 3 x 'Good Conduct Badges', and in spite of 4 x times appearing in the 'Regimental Defaulterers Book' and once being tried by 'Court Martial' his overall military conduct was described as being 'Very Good' Sold with set of service papers confirming all above details and which will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment Condition: Toned the group about VF
A Crimean War and long service group of 3: Private John Spillane 82nd Foot - Crimea Medal. 'Sebastopol' (Pt John Spillane. 82nd. Regt. P.W.V.) - Military LS&GC Medal. Victorian issue (2473 John, Spillane. 82nd Foot.) - Turkey: Crimea Medal 'British' rev. Pierced with ring & loop (2423 J. Spillane. 82nd Regt) Note: The Crimea Medals contemporary named, the British issue with depot or regimentally impressed naming, the Turkish medal privately engraved John Spillane a native of the Parish of Cahir, Cahirciveen, Co Kerry Ireland was 23 years of age, and by 'Trade' a 'Labourer' when he attested for service with the British Army at Cahirciveen, on 2 January 1847. John went on to serve a grand total of 22 years and 207 days service with the 82nd Regiment. The LS&GC medal being awarded by War Office authority on 28 November 1868. By the time he took his final discharge at Chatham on 30 July 1869, he had never been promoted. His overseas service totalled 2 years and 6 months in; Corfu, Crimea and the East Indies. At discharge his character was described as under; Quote, His character has been Very Good. He is in possession of 5 good conduct badges also the Crmean medal with clasp for 'Sebastopol', Turkish medal and medal for Long Service and Good Conduct with Gratuity of £5 . He has been once entered in the Regimental Defaulterers Book and that by Convinction by the Civil Power. He has never been tried by Court Martial Unquote. A soft-copy of the recipients service record - confirming all above details - will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment Condition: Contact marks and edge bruising on Crimean Medal, the group GF-VF
A Crimean War campaign and long service group of 3: Private Thomas Qualter 1st Battalion 21st Foot, late 21st Royal North British Fusiliers - Crimea Medal 1854. 'Sebastopol' (3437 P*** Thomas Qualter 21st R.N.B. Fusiliers.) - Military LS&GC Medal. Victorian issue (3437 T. Qualter 1st Bn 21st Foot.) - Turkey: Crimea Medal 'Sardinia' reverse (3437 P*** Thomas Qualter 21 R.N.B. Fusiliers.) Note: The Crimea Medal with neatly refixed claw. Both Crimea medals named in the same atypical contemporary depot/ regimentally impressed naming in serifed letters, common for this regiment. The LS&GC medal is officially impressed Important: The Crimea medal and both clasps confirmed as entitled on the respective medal roll (ref the on-line resources of the Home Headquarters Royal Highland Fusiliers, Royal Regiment of Scotland) In 1881 the 21st Regiment was retitled the 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers Condition: Contact marks & edge bruising, the Crimea medals GF and better, the LSGC is about VF
A Crimean War D.C.M. medal group of three: Sergeant Benjamin French, D.C.M., 49th Regiment (post 1881 1st Battalion Berkshire Regiment) - Distinguished Conduct Medal. Victorian issue (Serjt. Benjn. French, 49th Regt.) - Crimea Medal. With 3 clasps 'Alma' 'Inkermann' 'Sebastopol' (**jt. Benjn. French, 49th Foo*) - Turkey: Crimea Medal, with British reverse (Sergt. B. French, 49th Regt. of Foot) Note: *** above denotes where letters are worn in the naming. The Crimean campaign medals are both named in contemporary engraved styles, the Turkish Crimea being pierced and fitted with a British Crimea type suspender Important: Recipient is confirmed as 'Wounded-in-Action' at Alma, and that the D.C.M. reccommendation was submitted to the Queen on 2 February, 1855. In addition Sergeant French also received a £10 Gratuity. Benjamin French a native of Thorpe Thrapston, Northamptonshire, was by trade a 'Gardener' when he enlisted for service with the British Army at Queen Square, Middlesex on 11 November 1841. He subsequently served a total of 14 years and 305 days before taking his discharge. During his service he served a total of 1 year and 10 months at overseas stations (and many years in Ireland), serving; China 2 months (he embarked in the United Kingdom for China aboard the troopship 'Trio', only arriving there in January 1843 (when he next appears on the battalion muster rolls); The 'East Indies' for 6 months; Turkey for 5 months and the Crimea for 9 months and in which place he was promoted to rank of Sergeant. At the time of his discharge from service his conduct was described as; Quote, His character and conduct have been 'good' and that he was in possession of two good conduct badges when promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Tried by Court Martial on 2 January 1846 'Disgraceful conduct in stealing a Forage Cap' Unquote. Medals are sold with copy of the recipients service papers (ex WO/97 file series), as well as muster roll details. Condition: Medals dark toned, with heavy edge knocks on DCM and British Crimea Medal consistent with frequent wear thus GF
A Crimean War multi-clasp campaign pair: Private C. J. E. Hunt, ‘I’ Troop, Royal Horse Artillery - Crimea Medal. \'Alma\'\'Balaklava\'\'Inkermann\'\'Sebastopol\' (Chas. J. E. Hunt I. Troop Royal Horse Artillery) - Turkey: Crimea Medal with \'Sardinian\' reverse fitted with British Crimea suspension Note: The naming on the Crimea Medal is privately impressed in the contemporary regimental style ‘I’ Troop, R.H.A. was present throughout the campaign in the Crimea, attached to the Cavalry division, and at the affair of the Bulganak, had the honour of firing the opening guns of the campaign. Together with ‘C’ Troop, they were the only Horse Artillery to qualify for all four clasps Condition: Minor edge bruise and contact marks otherwise about VF
A Crimean War pair of medals: Private William Tuffley, 46th Foot - Crimea Medal. With clasp 'Sebastopol' (Pte Wm Tuffley 46th F***) - Turkey: Crimea Medal. Sard rev. With ring/bar suspender (No 3218 W. Tuffley 46 Regt) Note: Both medals are neatly engraved in old contemporary styles Condition: Edge bruising on British medal with letters after 'F' in Foot worn and illegible, otherwise toned VF
A Crimean War pair: Gunner and Driver William Smith, “H” Field Battery, Royal Artillery - Crimea Medal. 'Alma'' Balaklava' 'Inke' 'Seb' (W. Smith, Gr. & Dr. 11th Btn. Rl. Arty.) - Turkey: Crimea Medal 1855. With 'Sardinian' reverse Note: The Crimea Medal has officially impressed naming. The 'lugs' on the top clasp have been clipped for mounting purposes The pair mounted in the swing-style suspended from a buckle brooch bar. The mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and casp fitting Sold with copies of relevant roll extracts confirming service with No. 5 Company, “H” Field Battery, 11th Battalion Royal Artillery Condition: Minor edge bruising and contact marks otherwise about VF
A Cyprus/Northern Ireland pair: Lance Corporal C.D.P. Gray, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders - United Nations Cyprus Medal (UNICYP) - General Service Medal 1962 'Northern Ireland' (24054739 L/Cpl C.D.P. Gray, Gordons) Note: The UN medal is a fine quality contemporary period issue. The pair mounted swing style from contemporary ribands, presumably as worn Condition: VF
A D-Day 6th Airborne Division 'Capture of Ranville' medal group of 6: Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant James 'Jimmy' Warnock, 10th Battalion Ulster Defence Regiment, late North Irish Horse, 1st Battalion Ulster Rifles & 6th Airborne Division - The 1939-45 Star - The France and Germany Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. GVI first type 'Palestine 1945-48' (7021345 Rfn. J. Warnock. R.U.R.) - Efficiency Medal. EIIR suspender bar 'Territorial' (22950412 Sgt. J. Warnock. NIH) Important: Entitlement and issuance of GSM and clasp confirmed per the respective campaign medal roll of 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles (ref WO 100/532), wherein 'both' of his above shown army numbers are listed, with notation that the GSM was despatched to the recipient on 21 July 1958 Note: The recipient is a confirmed D-Day Lander, per below article published in the Belfast Telegraph of 6 June 1974; Quote, D-Day hero still on duty UDR man Jimmy Warnock strolls across a deserted beach in Co. Londonderry alone with his thoughts of "D" Day, which he and thousands of others commemorate for the 30th time today. His memories of the invasion are as vivid as if it all happened yesterday. Says Jimmy (52), now a Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant with 10 UDR in Belfast: "How can we ever forget it." Hours before British soldiers spilled on to the Normandy coast, he was already sitting tight on French soil - in a German HQ of all places. And to get there he had to help overpower 60 of the enemy, before fighting off a counter-attack later on. Together with 29 other men of the 6th Airborne Division, some of them also from Ulster, they landed at Ranville, four miles from the coast. And their objective was to occupy and hold the German HQ "We set off from Harwell in England - It's now an atomic energy station - in a Horsa glider, which was towed and released over the Grench coast. There were 30 of us in the aircraft, a jeep, some small arms, and an anti-tank rocket launcher. "About 167 gliders took off, and we were among the first to arrive. It was completely dark, but we managed to make our way to the German headquarters. WE held most of them captive, but unfortunately we lost five men." Added Jimmy: "We were completely isolated, and had to wait hours before assistance arrived. And it was just as well, because the Germans were making a counter-attack. "Our casulaties were comparatively light compared to the task we were given, but it was the element of surprise which really paid off. I wasn't told about the mission until the last minute, and once I found out who I was going with, I knew it was an important one." Unquote. The key strategic village of Ranville with nearby strategic bridges - subsequently re-named 'Horsa Bridge' amd 'Pegasus Bridge' was the first French village to be fully liberated during the Normandy campaign, and is a legendary action in the history of the Airborne Division and the Parachute Regiment Sold together with hardcopy photocopy of above cited article with picture of the recipient in uniform, from the 'Belfast Telgraph' of 6 June 1974, and respective entry page from the GSM roll Condition: GVF
A desirable 'Cameronian's South African War & Great War campaign medal group of 5: Private Alexander McIntyre, 1st Battalion Scottish Rifles (Cameronians) late 2nd Battalion Scottish Rifles - QSA. 'Cape Colony' 'S.Africa 01' 'S.Africa 02' (6379 Pte A. McIntyre, Scottish Rifles.) - KSA Medal 1902. With dated 'South Africa' clasps (6379 Pte A. McIntyre, Scot: Rifles.) - 1914 Star. With original clasp '5th Aug:-22nd Nov.1914' (6379 Pte. A. McIntyre. Sco.Rif.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (6379 Pte. A. McIntyre. Sco.Rif.) - Interallied Victory Medal (6379 Pte. A. McIntyre. Sco.Rif.) Note: The Cape Colony clasp attached by a silver rod (the upper 2 clasps were only issued in 1903 - more then a year after he had first received his QSA medal with 2 clasps, and common found thus). The 'Orange Free State' clasp with clipped upper lugs. The naming on reverse of 1914 Star with overstamping on four letters of naming on second line viz the letters P, A, M, N Important: All medals and all clasps confirmed as entitled in the respective medal rolls. Reference; WO 100/182 for first 2 clasps on QSA the roll signed at Greylingstad, South Africa, 15 August 1901; the latter 2 x clasps on the QSA per supplementary pgae in same roll compiled and signed at Standerton on 16 May 1903; WO 100/329 for KSA the roll signed at Standerton, South Africa on 24 April 1903. and corresponding Medal Index Card, this latter confirming entitlement to a clasp and showing disembarkation on 15 August 1914. Alexander McIntyre was a native of Glasgow, Scotland (albeit born of Scottish parents in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, circa 1880, the family including Alexander had returned to Scotlland by at least 1891 as the Scottish Census refers. The father residing at 24 Barrowfield Street, Glasgow by the time of the Great War). Alexander enlisted in his local regiment the Scottish Rifles at their depot in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, on 17 January 1899. At the time of enlistment he cited his civilian 'Trade' as having been a Labourer, and had prior service as a Volunteer with the 3rd (Militia) Battalion Scottish Rifles. He served in South Africa for a total of 3 years 336 days between 20 February 1900 through to 21 January 1904, earning both South African War medals and 6 clasps. His next overseas service was in India in which place he served for 3 years and 16 days between 22 January 1904 to 6 February 1907. In the same year he returned to Scotland, and was placed on the Army Reserve. On the outbreak of the Great War, Alexander was mobilized from the Army Reserve on 5 August 1914, and posted to 1st Battalion Scottish Rifles on 6 August 1914, he then served in France and Flanders with the British Expeditionary Force between 14 August 1914 to 18 January 1916 - 1/Scottish Rifles being one of the regiments to arrive very early after the declaration of war. Alexander took his final discharge on 1 November 1916, by which time his total accumulated service was 17 year and 5 days The group mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The medals suspended by silk weave ribands. The mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: South Africa Medals GF and better, the Great War medals GVF
A desirable 'First Day of Loos' casualty and confirmed Delhi Durbar medal group of 4 to a long serving regimental 'Piper': Company Sergeant Major R. Lawrie, 2nd Battalion Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) - 1914 Star. With dated clasp '5th Aug-22 Nov 1914' (8561 C.S. Mjr R. Lawrie. 2/R. Highrs) - British War Medal. Silver issue (8561 W.O.Cl.2. R. Lawrie. R.Highrs.) - Interallied Victory Medal (8561 W.O.Cl.2. R. Lawrie. R.Highrs.) - Delhi Durbar Medal 1911. Silver issue (8561 L.Cpl. R. Lawrie. R.H.) Note: Delhi Durbar medal is privately impressed in the correct contemporary regimental style for this medal to this particular regiment. The clasp on the 1914 Star is an original clasp and loose as issued / never worn Important: All campaign medals confirmed as entitled/issued per the recipients Medal Index Card and respective Delhi Durbar Medal roll (ref WO 100/400) The below following obituary (together with accompanying picture of the recipient, see illustration) is taken from Gunn C.B., "The Book of Remembrance for Tweeddale, Burgh and Parish, Book I: August 1914 - May 1917" (Allan Smyth/ Neidpath Press, Peebles, 1920) Quote, Pipe Sergeant-Major Dick Lawrie Black Watch 1915 - September 25. PIPE SERGEANT-MAJOR DICK LAWRIE was aged 29, and was a son of William Lawrie, Eshiles. He was a regular soldier , having enlisted in the Black Watch in January 1902. He went out to the 2nd Battalion in India in the beginning of 1904. He was for many years one of the regimental pipers, but in 1912, when promoted Corporal, he had to go on duty as an N.C.O. His other promotions followed very quickly, and in May 1915 he was promoted Company Sergeant Major. He left India for France in September 1914 with the Indian Expeditionary Force. On 25th September 1915 he was killed in action in France, after having been there for nearly a year without ever being wounded. He left a widow and two children in Edinburgh. "Dick Kawrie died like the brave soldier he was, leading his men to victory, leading them on through the German trenches, half a mile from our line. He was killed, and died painlessly. As our regiment was not supported on the flanks we had to retire later on, leaving the fallen behind. I fear there is no possibility of recovering his body or kit. But at least you have this consolation - he died nobly; and everyone, and three Generals, described the conduct of the regiment advancing as they did as 'magnificent.' Your husband, and others like him, gained the regiment this praise." (From the Lieutenant-Colonel.) "About Dick. He was charging along with us. He was in front, and when we got to the first German trecnh he stopped to shout an order for the remaineder to hurry up, when he got hit. I was along a bit from him and I could not get to him, as we started to charge again, and I had to play the pipes just to keep their hearts up a bit; but when we had to retire I ran back to where Dick fell, but he had never moved; he was killed outright. I don't suppose he knew what hit him, it was so sudden...Dick had everything to go home to, but these are the men who get knocked out first...I fell for him as I would a brother." Unquote. All medals contained in their respective original named card boxes of issue. The Delhi Durbar Medal mounted on original riband with a mounting brooch, this latter retaining the original clasp fittings. The 1914 campaign medals all with bright original long lengths of issue silk watered ribands. The Great War medals virtually uncirculated Condition: Brilliant EF
A desirable Great War 'Casualty's' campaign group of 3 including a confirmed Tzarist Russian Medal of St.George: Private Harry Sharpe, 6th Battalion Connaught Rangers late 5th Battalion Connaught Rangers - 1914-15 Star (3252 Pte. H. Sharpe. Conn: Rang:) - Interallied Victory Medal (3252 Pte. H. Sharpe. Conn. Rang.) - Russia: Medal of St. George. IV Class. Reverse numbered (No 901642) Note: The award of the Russian Medal of St. George was published in the London Gazette of 15 February 1917 Important: Private Harold Sharpe, 6th Battalion Connaught Rangers, is confirmed as having 'Died-of-Wounds' in France on 26 March 1918 Harold Sharpe was a native of Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England. He was a resident of Rotherham at the time of his enlistment into the British Army. His Medal Index Card shows that he first entered theatre of war 'Balkans' (read Gallipoli) on 27 July 1915, at which time he was serving with 5th Battalion Connaught Rangers Sold together with soft-copy of respective entry page from the London Gazette showing realting to the Russian award that will be sent to the buyer by email attachment All the medals fitted with the original long lengths of silk ribands as issued, also including a pin-back riband bar of the St. Goerge Medal which presumably was worn by the recipient in uniform Note: A Special Constabualry Medal EIIR issue medal to William Sharp (note difference in surname), possibly a son or other family descendent is listed for sale separately on the website Condition: GVF
A desirable provincial police force Assistant Chief Constable's multi-clasp long service medal group of 6: Assistant Chief Constable William Egerton Glover, M.B.E., Liverpool City Police Force - Member Order of the British Empire (Civil). 1st type H/M's for 1919 - Serving Brother of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem - Defence Medal - 1935 Jubilee Medal - 1937 Coronation Medal - Liverpool Police Good Service (Asst Chief Constable William Egerton Glover M.B.E.) Note: The clasps on the Liverpool City Police Good Service Medal are for over, 30, 35 and 40 years respectively - the excessively rare third clasp being hand engraved. Important: The awards of the MBE and Order of St. John being confirmed as published in the London Gazette issues of; - M.B.E.: LG 3 June 1925 - St.John: LG 26 June 1934 The Jubilee and Coronation Medals both confirmed as entitled per the respective commemorative medal rolls for United Kingdom allocations William Egerton Glover was born on 31 July 1884 at Elsack, Yorkshire, England, and baptised shortly thereafter on 3 September 1884, in the district of St Peter, Everton, Liverpool - his father being a local School Master. In 1900, William accepted an appointment as Clerk at Liverpool City Police Headquarters, and in 1905 joined the Liverpool, City Police as a Police Constable. William went to serve with the Liverpool City Police through to 1946, in which year as Assistant Cheif Constable he took his retirement from the force. At the time of his retirement, William was the longest serving member of the Liverpool City Police Force, which in 1946 numbered an estimated 1750 members. After retirement William Glover and his family relocated to Croyden, Surrey, where on 21 December 1967, he died at his home in Bushey Road, Shirley, Croyden, Surrey The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The reverse of the mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings. All contained in a plush medal carrying case by 'G. Kenning & Son' Condition: GVF
A Detective's K.P.M. group of 6. The K.P.M. awarded for brilliant detective work in the sensational 'Cuban Double Murder Case', Jamaica, 1935: Superintendent Samuel Victor Higgins, K.P.M., Jamaica Police, late 11th and 12th Battalions Royal Irish Rifles - The Order of St. John of Jerusalem. Serving Brother’s breast badge, in silver & enamel - King’s Police Medal. GV 2nd issue (Samuel V. Higgins, Sub-Inspr. of Police, Jamaica) - 1914-15 Star (11-076 Pte. S. Higgins, R. Ir. Rif.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (11-1076 Sjt. S. Higgins, R. Ir. Rif) - Interallied Victory Medal (11-1076 Sjt. S. Higgins, R. Ir. Rif) - War Medal 1939-45 Important: The Great War medals confirmed as entitled per Medal Index Card. The King's Police Medal was published in the London Gazette of 1 January 1936 Samuel Vincent Higgins was an Ulterman, and native of Broomheade, Knockmore, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Ireland, where he was born circa 1895. Shortly after the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914, Samuel like thousands of other loyal Ulsterman, enlsited for service with the British Army. Samuel descrobed himself as 19 years and 3 months of age, and by 'Trade' a 'Bleacher' when on 22 October 1914, at Belfast, he enlisted for service with the British Army, and the Royal Irish Rifles Samuel was posted for service with 11th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles from 22 October 1914 to 4 December 1915, and served overseas in France with this battalion between proceeded overseas to theatre of war 'France' with 11/Royal Irish where he served between 3 October 1915 to 3 December 1915 . Between 4 December 1915 to 11 May 1917, he served at 'Home' at the Depot and 18/Royal Irish Rifles. On 12 May 1917 he returned to France and campaign service with 11/Royal Irish Rifles, remaining with the British Expeditionary Force until 8 January 1919 - during that time he also served with 12/Royal Irish Rifles, in whuch unit he was promoted to Sergeant on 29 October 1918. Sergeant Higgins was serving at the Regimental Depot of the Royal Irish Rifles Regiment when he took his final discharge form the British Army on 8 March 1919. In total Samuel had served a total of 4 years 138 days with the British Army. He was issued with his British War and Interallied Victory Medals on 23 February 1922 In the 1920's Samuel Higgins was able to gain an appointment with the Jamaica Constabulary, a force he appears to have served in from circa 1925-1950. During that time he was one first commissioned officers to serve with the Jamaican CID Special Branch team that was formed in 1936. He served as a Detective Inspector for many years - and was a very prominent public figure in Jamaica, not least reflected by having more then 100 artciles about cases he and his team worked on being reported in the Jamican daily newspaper 'The Gleaner'. By 1950 he was serving as Commandant of the Police Training Depot. Some of the more relevant artciles apertaining to the award of his referring to the award of his K.P.M. are given below; 'Daily Gleaner' issue of 6 January 1936; Quote, Mr Higgins has been honoured as a result of outstanding police work he performed last February in connection with the most sensational murder case - the murder of twop Cubans by three of their countrymen. The conclusive case that which the Crown presented against both priosners was the outcome of Mr Higgins almost ceaseless toil during three or four days following the gruesome discovery in the South Camp Road house; the distance the murderers had covered before the crime was discovered gave them a clear four days advantage.; the speed and efficiency with which the case was worked up, and two of the three wanted men apprehended in another island, go to form an epic in the detection of crime in Jamaica. It is interesting to note that since 1919, fifteen officers and sub-officers of the Constabulary have been granted the police medal... Unquote. 'Daily Gleaner' issue of 6 January 1936 - with photograph of Higgins in full dress uniform being decorated by the Governor; Quote, An Investiture It was then his excellency's pleasant duty to present to Major and Honorary Lieut-Colonel L.G. Hudson-Heaven, late Kingston Infantry Volunteers, the badge of an Officer of the Order of the British Empire: Police medals to Inspector J.H. Harvey Clark, and Inspector S.V. Higgins; both for meritorious police work; and the Royal Humane Society medal to Rover Scout H.R. Parchment. As each came forward to receive his decoration, his excellency said: To Inspector Samuel Victor Higgins: "On behalf of his Majesty I have great pleasure in presenting to you the King's Police Medals. This highly prized medal was awarded to you by his late Majesty King George V, in recognition of the zeal, courage and exceptional detective ability which you displayed in connection with a double murder case which occurred in South Camp Road, Kingston on the 28th January 1935. I warmly congratulate you on receiving this high honourwhich you richly earned. Unquote. The Double Cuban Murder case gripped society in January 1935, and the newspapers of the period are packed with details of the case and man-hunt. This incredible case required Inspector Higgins to travel to Puerto Rico to follow up investigations and and later apprehend two of the murderers, and who after two months of duty in Puerto Rico was able to have the two murderers extradicted back to Jamaica to face trial. The Great War service papers for Samuel Higgins are extant and accessible at The National Archives The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The ribands suspended from a medal mounting bar that retains the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: VF
A documented 'Malaya Insurgency and 'Confrontation' pair: Corporal Lachhmiparsad Rai, 1st Battalion 10th Gurkha Rifles - GSM 1918, EIIR 'Malaya' (21141997 Rfn Lachhmisparsad Limbu, 10 G.R.) - GSM 1962, & clasp 'Borneo' (21141997 Cpl Lachhmiparsad Rai, 1/10 GR) Note: Recipient officially changed his clan name in 1957 from Limbu to Rai - per notification contained in his service record Both medals and clasps confirmed as his only medal entitlements Born in 1938, Lachhmiprasad Rai, joined the British Army on 3 November 1955. He took his discharge at Singaporte on 10 April 1969 The medals accompanied with a copied set of service papers detailing the recipients entire service in the British Army which totalled 12 years and 259 days, including stations in Hong Kong, Malaya, Singapore, Borneo and India At time of his discharge his military conduct was described as 'Very Good' and his testimonial given by the regiment states; Quote, Lachhmiparsad Rai has served in the British Army for 12 years. A man of average intelligence, he is a pleasant character with a keen sense of honour. He has shown time and again throughout his service that he can work extremely hard without supervision and on operations he has shown himself to be a good leader and a great asset to his unit. He has been a keen games player, particularly football and basketball. Provide that he maintains self discipline, where drink is concerned he will prove to be a tireless and pleasant worker who is perfectly capable of supervising others Unquote. Medals sold with copy of the recipients service record Condition: Single small edge bruise on GSM 1918 otherwise VF
A documented 'Palestine Casualty's Great War campaign medal pair: Private James Kershaw Sutcliffe, 1/4th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment - British War Medal. Silver issue (38886 Pte. J. K. Sutcliffe, North'n R.) - Interallied Victory Medal (38886 Pte. J. K. Sutcliffe, North'n R.) Note: A Gaza / Palestine casualty The recipients extant Medal Index Card (accessible at The National Archives) confirms that James K. Sutcliffe was entitled to only the two campaign medals here offered for sale - this pair being his full and complete medal entitlement for the Great War James Kershaw Sutcliffe was a native of Leeds, Yorkshire, England, where he was born, and where he resided at 9 Royal Park Mount, Hyde Park, Leeds. He was 34 years of age, married, and described as a 'Stock-Keeper' when enlisted in the British Army on 11 December 1916. He was subsequently posted to 1/4 Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment, embarking to join his unit in Egypt on 28 March 1917. James is confirmed as having been 'Wounded-in-Action' to the left knee at Gaza, Palestine, on 3 November 1917. After recuperating form his wounds he rejoined his battalion for further service in Palestine on 5 February 1918. He was transferred to Class "Z" Army Reserve on Demobilization on 28 November 1919 The Pension Papers of James Kershaw Sutcliffe are extant and accessible from The National Archives Condition: About GVF
A documented Afghanistan War and Long Service group of 3: Corporal Thomas Gribbin, 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders late 92nd Highlanders - Afghanistan Medal. \'Charasia\' \'Kabaul\' \'Kandahar\' (1590 L.Cpl T. Gribbon, 92nd Highrs) - Kabul to Kandahar Star (1590 Lce. Corpl. Tho. Gribbon 92nd Highlanders) - Military Long Service & Good Conduct Medal. Victoria (1500 Corp: T. Gribbin Gord. Highrs.) Important: All medals and clasps confirmed in the recipients service record Thomas Gribbin, born on 10 August 1852, was a native of Hulme, Manchester, England. He enlsited for service with the 92nd Highlanders at the Curragah Camp, Ireland, on 10 August 1867. On elistment he measured only 4 Feet 9 inches and was aged just 15 years. Within 7 weeks of enlistment he was appointed \'Drummer\' from 1 October 1867, and \'Bandsman\' on 19 February 1873. Further appointments included Lance Corporal on 2 May 1879 and promotion to Corporal on 2 September 1880, and finally to highest haled rank of Sergeant on 20 July 1888. By the time he took his final discharge at Belfast on 13 August 1888, he was credited with having 21 years reckonable service - most of which was spent overseas, including campaign service in the Second Afghanistan War and later in South Africa during the First Anglo-Boer War. Overseas service took him to India (11 years 167 days), Afghanistan (1 year 202 days), and South Africa (1 year). At discharge he was a married man (married to wife Margaret on 22 December 1883), and his inteded place of residence was No 22, Willie Street, Over Darwen, Lancashire, England (his Father, Thomas who was cited as his next of kin also resided in the same town at, 25 Princes Street). His Military Conduct at time of discharge was described as \'Exemplary\' A set of the recipients service papers confirming all of the above details, medals and clasps will be forwarded by soft-copy email attachment The group mounted \'swing style\' and \'as-worn\' by the recipient. The medals suspended from old contemporary silk ribands and the mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin fitting Condition: Usual contact wear on the Afghan Medal otherwise the group about VF
A documented and illustrated campaign and long service group of 4: Corporal Howard Smith, Royal Air Force - Defence Medal - War Medal - General Service Medal 1962. EIIR issue 'Malaya' (1438067 Cpl. H. Smith. R.A.F.) - Royal Air Force LS&GC Medal. EIIR issue (1438067 Cpl. H. Smith. R.A.F.) Important: Sold together with original 'Certificate of Service' (Blue Book), a Certified Copy of Attestation and 2 x photographs of the recipient these showing him 'after messing' in tropical fatigues, while the other shows him posing next to an R.A.F. Labuan sign-post during his service in Borneo Howard Smith was a native of Iseworth near Shoeburyness in the county of Essex, where he was born on 10 September 1912. Prior to joining the Royal Air Force on 13 June 1941 in Trade of Engine Mechanic (L), he had been employed at Prentices Farm, Hempstead, Essex as a Farm Mechanic. Howard continued to serve in the Royal Air Force through to 10 October 1966 on which date he took his final discharge. At the time of his discharge he was a Corporal 'Engine Fitter' and the above listed medals and clasps were enumrated in his documents as his full medal entitlemewnt Condition: GVF
A documented Bugler's 'Tel-el-Kebir' campaign medal pair: Bugler Richard Baker, 2nd Battalion Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry - Egypt 1882. With dated reverse & clasp 'Tel-el-Kebir' (1203. Bugr. R. Baker. 2/D of C. **) - Egypt: Khedives Egypt Star. Obverse dated 1882 ** denotes letters rubbed illegibel due to contact wear Note: The original riband roller on reverse of Khedives Star missing and fitted with replacement roller Important: 'Both' medals and clasp confirmed as entitled on the respective medal rolls (ref WO 100/57). On one entry is a remark indicating that the recipient served with 1st Battalion D.C.L.I. at some time either before or after the Egypt campaign of 1882 Second Battalion Duke of Cornwalls Infantry incurred an estimated 5 x casualties, all being 'Wounded-in-Action', at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir Condition: Egypt medal with pitting & contact wear GF, the Khedives Star VF
A documented Crimea and Indian Mutiny campaign group of 3: Gunner Philip Maine, 3rd Battalion Royal Artillery - Crimea Medal 1854. With clasp 'Sebastopol' (P. Maine. Gr & Dr. 3rd Btn. Rl. A*ty) - Indian Mutiny Medal. No clasp (Gnr. Philip Maine 3rd Bn Rl. Art.) - Turkey: Crimea War Service Medal. This with 'Sardinia' reverse Important: The British medals both officially impressed - the letter 'R' in 'Arty' on the Crimea medal worn through contact wear. The Turkish medal un-named as issued Philip Maine was born in the parish of Stoke St. Mary, Taunton, Somerset, England circa 1833. He enlisted in the Royal Artillery at Taunton, on 21 October 1853. At time of his enlistment he was 19 years of age, and described himself as having been a 'Labourer'. In his subsequent military career, he accumulated 21 years and 134 days service with the British Army, of which an incredible 16 years and 4 months was spent overseas in; - Crimea: 1 year 3 months - India: 15 years 1 months The highest rank he ever attained was 'Bombardier' but was reduced in rank due to trial. He took his final discharge on 5 March 1875, at which time he is confirmed in his papers as having qualified for all of the 3 medals and clasp above listed. His name appeared 14 times in the 'Regimental Defaulterers Book' and once being tried by 'Court Martial'. At discharge his overall military conduct was described as being 'Good', and his intended place of residece shown as Stoke St.Mary, Taunton, Somersetshire Sold together with set of copied service papers confirming all above details Condition: Edge bruusing on Crimea medal, the Crimea medals GF the Mutiny about VF
A documented Highland Brigade veterans 'Tel-el-Kebir' campaign medal pair: Private John Barrie, 1st Battalion Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) - Egypt 1882. With dated reverse & clasp 'Tel-el-Kebir' (449 Pte. J. Barrie, 1/R. Hrs) - Egypt: Khedives Egypt Star. Obverse dated 1882 Important: Egypt medal and clasp confirmed as entitled on the respective medal roll (ref WO 100/58) John Barrie, a Scotsman, was a native of the parish of Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Prior to enlsiting in the British Army at Glasgow on 1st April 1874, he had been a 'Boot Finisher' by trade. At time of enslitment he cited his age to be 18 years old. After attesting, he was posted to the Royal Highlanders (Black Watch). John subsequently served a total of 10 years 153 days, most of which was spent on overseas foreign service including; Gibraltar, Cyprus, Malta and on campaign service in Egypt during the 1882 campaign. He took his final discharge on 2 September 1884, due to being 'medically unfit for further service'. His character and military conduct were described as having been 'Good' The recipients service papers are extant and can be accessed at 'The National Archives' Condition: VF
A documented Korean War and Kenya campaign medal group of 3: Sergeant William Edward Bagnall 1st Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) late 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders - Korea Medal 1950-53 (14190723 Cpl. W. E. Bagnall, B.W.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' - AGS 1902. EIIR issue & clasp 'Kenya' (14190723 Sgt. W. E. Bagnall, B.W.) Important: All medals and clasps confirmed as the recipients full and only medal entitlement, as enumerated in his original 'Regular Army Certificate of Service', which latter will accompany the medals William Edward Bagnall was born in 1928 and enlisted in to the Gordon Highlanders at Liverpool on 27 April 1946. With them he served with the B.A.O.R., February 1947-August 1952; Hong Kong, October-December 1952 and Korea, December 1952-February 1953. He continued to serve in Korea with the Black Watch, February-July 1953, after which he served in East Africa, July 1953-October 1955. Returning home, he purchased his discharge on 21 January 1956 Condition: GVF
A documented Korean War campaign pair: Trooper Thomas Morton Davies, 7th Royal Tank Regiment late Royal Armoured Corps - Korea Medal (22813244 Tpr T.M. Davies. R.A.C.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' Thomas Morton Davies, a native of Pudsey, Yorkshire, England was born in 1925. He enlisted for the British Army, and service with the Royal Armoured Corps, at Bradford, Yorkshire, on 7 July 1952, for a short service engagemernt of 3 years with the 'Colours' and 4 years in the Army Reserve. His 'Certificate of Service' confirms entitlement to both Korean War medals. Thomas appears to mhave been an indifferent soldier, as at discharge his military conduct was described as only 'Fair' - largely due to his fondness of 'Drink'. His 'Testimonial' states; Quote, Tpr Davies is a difficult man to understand. He is clean and smart, intelligent and a very good worker. He has a pleasant personality and is a sensible fellow who gets on well with the job in hand without fuss. Unfortunately he gets himself into trouble. It is usually the result of drink. However, he has behanved very well for the last 9 months and I hoppe he has got over it. If keeps out of trouble I can thoroughly recommend him. Unquote. Sold together with the recipients original 'Certificate of Service' (or Red Book) that confirms all of above details, and medal transmittal letter from the Army Medal Office forwarding his Korea medals, this addressed to the recipiebt; Mr T. M. Davies 3, Roker Drive Roker Lance Pudsey Yorkshire Condition: GVF
A documented multi-clasp Egypt and Sudan campaign pair: Private James Osborne, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders - Egypt dated '82. 'TEK' 'Suakin 84' 'El-Teb_Tamaai' Nile 84-85' (1616 Pte J. Osborne. 1/Gord Highrs) - Egypt: Khedives Egypt Star dated 1882 Important: Medal and all four clasps confirmed as entitled and issued per the respective medal roll (ref WO 100/59) James Osborne was a native of Larbert, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, where he had been born circa 1855. Prior to joining the British Army at Glasgow on 21 August 1879, he had been employed as a 'Hammerman'. James joined-up for six years with the 'Colours' to be followed by another 6 years on the Army Reserve. He initially joined the 39th Brigade, but was quickly posted to the 75th Foot (which latter unit became the 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders in 1881). Most of his service was spent on overseas service in Malta, Egypt and Sudan, spending just over 4 years in those places, including more then 2 and half years campaign service in Egypt and the Soudan. At the time of taking his final discharge, his military conduct was referred to as having been 'Good' Both medals mounted in the court-style for display purposes The recipients service papers are extant and accessible at The National Archives Conditions: Minor contact wear, otherwise VF and better
A documented North West Frontier of India / South African War campaign pair: Private James Thompson, Gordon Highlanders - IGS Medal 1895. Silver, \'Punjab Frontier\' \'Tirah\' (4838 Pte. J. Thompson 1st Bn. Gord: Hrs:) - QSA Medal. Silver \'Elandslaagte\'\'Defence of Ladysmith\' (4838 Pte. J. Thompson, Gordon Highrs) Important: Both medals and clasps confirmed as issued on medal rolls as being the recipients full medal entitlement James Thompson, a native of Aberdeen Scotland (his father resided at 1 Gilcomston Terrace, Aberdeen) was aged 18 years and 3 months when he enlisted for service with the Britisdh Army - and his local regiment the \'Gordon Highlanders\' on 24 July 1893. At the time of his enlistment he described his trade as being a \'Box-Maker\', and cited previous service with the 3rd (Militia) Battalion Gordon Highlanders. James served a total of 12 Years in the Army before taking his discharge on 23 July 1905, during which he served in Ireland, India and South Africa Sold together with copy set of the recipients service papers and extracts from the respective medal rolls Condition: VF
A documented Second World War group of 6: Staff Sergeant Colin Kirby, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, late Royal Engineers - 1939-45 Star (1946455 Spr C.G. Kirby, R.E.) - France and Germany Star (1946455 Spr C.G. Kirby, R.E.) - Defence Medal(1946455 Spr C.G. Kirby, R.E.) - War Medal (1946455 Spr C.G. Kirby, R.E.) - General Service Medal 1918. EIIR issue & clasp 'Cyprus' (1946455 S/Sgt C.C. Kirby, R.E.M.E.) - Military LS&GC Medal. EIIR issue & 'Regular Army' bar (1946455 S/Sgt C C Kirby REME) Note: The first 4 medals privately engraved and mounted swing-style 'as-worn' by the recipient. The latter 2 silver medals loose, the GSM still in it's named card box of issue The lot is sold together with a variety of original ephemera as under; - Portrait of recipient wearing Royal Engineers insignia - Large group photo Royal Engineers in Battle Dress (reverse with names / signatures of the group) - Large portrait of Royal Engineers - 2 x notated photpographs taken in uniform ex Singapore with S.E.A.C. 1945-46 - Royal Engineers coloured cloth flash (see portrait) - Bronze Royal Engineers cap badge GVI issue (reverse fitting missing) - Bronze + enamel sports medal reverse named C. Kirby 1942 - Several letters written home from son to his mother dated 1944 -1946 Colin Kirby, a native of Lymington, Hampshire, is confirmed as having served in the Royal Engineers during the Second World War and appears to have transferred to the Royal and Electrical Engineers sometime after 1947. His letters home written between 1945-46 show him variously on strength of Nos 14, and 49 Paltoon Royal Engineers, South East Asia Command Condition: WW2 Medals GVF, others EF
A documented South African Defence Force Second World War campaign group of 5: Sergeant Machiel David Maree, South African Engineer Corps - 1939-45 Star (177093 M.D. Maree) - Africa Star (177093 M.D. Maree) - Italy Star (177093 M.D. Maree) - War Medal (177093 M.D. Maree) - Africa Service Medal (177093 M.D. Maree) Important: Recipient served with 46th Survey Company South African Engineer Corps in both the North African and Italian Campaigns Machiel David Maree was born in Ladybrand in the Orange Free State on 9 October 1906. Prior to attesting for military service at Durban on 2 March 1942, he was a \'Teacher\' and living with his wife and 5 x children at 51 Bazby Street, Port Shepstone, Natal. However he had not always been a teacher, as he also cited prior service with the \'South Africa Police\' between 1925-1928. His full time military service during the Second World War commenced from 3 March 1942. By the time he took his final discharge on 11 January 1946, he had accrued 3 years and 308 days service, during which he had served overseas in Egypt and later in Italy, and earned the above 5 x campaign medals (plus 8th Army clasp to the Africa Star) which were sent to him on 29 January 1952 Sold together with full hard-copy set of the receipients military service record, that confirms all of above details and much else besides Condition: VF
A documented \'Malaya Insurgency and \'Confrontation\' pair to the \'Borneo Victoria Cross\' battalion: Rifleman Dhansing Limbu, 2nd Battalion 10th Gurkha Rifles - General Service Medal 1918, EIIR issue \'Malaya\' (21148718 Rfn Dhansing Limbu, 10 G.R.) - General Service Medal 1962, & clasp \'Borneo\' (21148718 Rfn Dhansing Limbu, 2/10 GR) Important: Reference recipients service papers, both medals and clasps confirmed as his only medal entitlements, and that he was present in Sarawak at same time as Rambahadur Limbu of the same battalion performed the gallant deeds (21 November 1965) that earned for him the Victoria Cross - this latter being the one and only Victoria Cross earned by a Gurkha soldier of 10th Gurkha Rifles, and the only Victoria Cross awarded for \'Confrontation\'! Born in 1940, Dhansing Limbu, joined the British Army at the Western Gurkha Depot Nepal on 28 October 1957. He took his discharge at Singapore on 12 September 1969. The medals accompanied with a copied set of service papers detailing the recipients entire service in the British Army which totalled 14 years and 168 days \'reckonable service\', at stations in; India, Malaya, Hong Kong and Sarawak At time of his discharge his military conduct was described as \'Exemplary\' Quote, The medals mounted \'swing-style\' as worn by the recipient. suspended from a brooch-pin mounting bar on contemporary ribbons Medals sold with copy of the recipients service record Condition: VF
A double 'Middle East' campaign group of 3: Sergeant R. Crewdson, Royal Army Pay Corps, late Royal Artillery - GSM 1918. GVI first type 'Palestine 1945-48' (14154372 Gnr R. Crewdson, R.A.) - General Service Medal 1962. Clasp 'South Arabia' (22233639 Sgt R. Crewdson, RAPC) - Military LSGC Medal. EIIR with 'Regular Army' bar (22233639 Cpl R. Crewdson, RAPC) Note: Army Number on the GSM 1918, may be indicative of other earlier qualifying service for Second World War era medals, and or reflective of recipient being a post-1945 conscript, who subsequently re-joined the British Army from civilian life at a later stage after completing his initial War Service or National Service Condition: GVF
A double colonial wars 'Fighting Counter-Insurgency' pair: Corporal Maurice Charles Evans, 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade - Africa General Service 1902. EIIR & clasp 'Kenya' (22913202 Rfn. M.C. Evans. R.B.) - GSM 1918. EIIR issue with clasp 'Malaya' (22913202 Cpl. M.C. Evans. R.B.) Maurice Charles Evans was born on 15 June 1935. An Apprentice Bricklayer by occupation, he enlisted for National Service on 3 September 1953. He was discharged on 3 December 1953 on enlistment into the Regular Army and was posted to the 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade. He served in East Africa, November 1954-May 1956, and Malaya, May 1956-February 1957. He served in Section ‘B’ Reserve, December 1957-January 1959. Evans died in Hammersmith Hospital on 12 January 1959 Sold together with some extrapolated notes taken from the recipients service record Condition: GVF
A double General Service medal pair: Signalman Hastaram Rai, Gurkha Signals - GSM 1918. EIIR 'Malaya' (21145462 Sigmn Hastaram Rai, Gurkha Sigs) - General Service 1962. 'Borneo' (21145462 Sigmn Hastaram Rai, Gurkha Sigs) Condition: VF
A Drummer's gallantry, campaign and long service group of 6: Sergeant William F. McGibney, MM, 1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - MM GV (668 Dmr: W.F. McGibney. 1/A.&S. Highrs:) - 1914-15 Star (668. Pte. W. McGibney, A.&S. Highrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (668 Pte. W. F. McGibney, A.&S. Highrs.) - Interallied Victory Medal (668 Pte. W. F. McGibney, A.&S. Highrs.) - Defence Medal - LSGC. GV 'Regular Army' (2966101 Sjt. W. F. McGibney, M.M. A.& S.H.) Sold together with; - War Department Constabulary. EDVIII white metal cap badge. Slider refixed Important: All EDVIII badges, whether military or civil are rare on the market Note: The M.M. was an award for Salonika and was published in the London Gazette of 11 February 1919, wherein the recipient is shown as having been a resident of Dublin, Ireland, at the time of his enlistment. At the time of being awarded the M.M., the recipient held the appointment of 'Drummer'. William F. McGibney first entered theatre of war 'France' with 1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on 19 December 1914 (the regiment having arrived from India, where prior to the Great War was on overseas service). Basis the presence of the cap badge with the group, this would indicate that Sergeant William McGibney took up an appointment with the 'War Department Constabulary' - a uniformed civilian service - after he retired from the British Army The medals are accompanied by hard-copies of the respective London Gazette entry page for the M.M., and his Medal Index Card for the Great War campaign medals. Condition: MM, BWM & Victory medals polished about GF, others VF
A Dumfries Casualty's 1914 Star and Great War medal group of 3: Airman, John Palmer, Royal Air Force, late 19th Battalion Royal Scots and 2nd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers - 1914 Star. No clasp (9076 Pte. J. Palmer. K.O.Sco: Bord.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (106059. 3.A.M. J. Palmer. R.A.F.) - Interallied Victory Medal (106059. 3.A.M. J. Palmer. R.A.F.) Important: Recipient is confirmed from his R.A.F. service papers as having been 'Wounded-in-Action' by Gunshot & Shrapnel Wound (G.S.W.) to the left leg on 8 June 1915 Note: All medals, numbers and units confirmed as correct in the accompanying R.A.F. service papers and Medal Index Card John Palmer was a true 'Borderer' being a native of Dumfries, Dumriesshire, Scotland, having been born at Holywood, Dumfries circa 1881. He enlisted for the British Army and service with his local regiment the King's Own Scottish Borderers on 14 December 1904 for a period of 9 years with the Colours and 3 years with the Army Reserve. After his service with the 'Colours' he was employed as a 'Car Driver', and got married to Harietta at Lockerbie on 3 July 1913. After the outbreak of the Great War John was mobilized from the Army Reserve and posted to 2nd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers with which unit he embarked for France on 24 October 1914. After being 'Wounded-in-Action' on 8 June 1915, he was evacuated to England 2 days later. He next returned to France on 29 August 1917, at which time he was serving with the Royal Flying Corps. As a 3rd Class Airman, John Palmer served with the Royal Air Force in France through to 17 April 1919, taking his final discharge sometime in 1920. John Palmer is recorded as having died on 15 June 1954 Sold together with hard-copy Royal Air Force service papers and Medal Index Card The medals fitted with their long lengths of original silk water weave ribands Condition: EF
A Dundee Sapper's 51st Highland Division 'Arkforce' Prisoner of War campaign and long service group of 3: Sapper John McFarlane, 237 Field Company Royal Engineers, 51st Highland Division - 1939-45 Star - War Medal - Efficiency Medal. GVI first issue bar 'Territorial' (2091915. Spr. J. McFarlane. R.E.) John McFarlance was a native of Dundee, Angus, Scotland, where he was born on 27 July 1906. Prior to the Second World War, John's civilian trade had been as a Baker's Van Man, and his family residence was at 2 Hean's Lane, Dundee, Scotland. As a member of the Territorial Army, John was mobilised in 1939, and his unit 237th Field Company Royal Engineers posted on strength of the 51st Highland Division. After the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk, the only higher formation remaining in France, in the field, was 51st Highland Division. In the confused fighting of June 1940, during which his unit was detailed toproceed to 'Le Havre' as part of 'Arkforce' John McFarlane was captured by the German's on 9 June 1940. John was subsequently interred in the at various POW camps located at Thorn, Marienburg and Altengrabow, including much time spent at the 'Working Camps' of Neuteich and one called the 'Glass House'! Sapper McFarlance was eventually liberated on 3 May 1945 The medals mounted for display in the court-style Sold together with various hardcopy research including POW Questionnaire, and relevant entry page from the published POW register Condition: EF
A Dutch Officers colonial campaign and long service pair: - Netherlands: Expeditions Cross. With clasp 'Atjeh 1911-14' - Netherlands: Officers Cross for 15 Years Service, Gilt The Expedition Cross is of the Type 2, 1st Issue, Model C and can be dated around 1900 (see artcile on this medal in "Lead William" by Gary M. Hartman, OMSA Monograph N° 14, 2002). The Officers Cross has makers marks 'J. M. J Van Wielik - Den Haag' Note: Both medals professionally mounted with label by 'Van Wielik at Den Haag' on an old contemporary mount, complete with pin and clasp fittings Condition: EF
A Family Naval / Coastguard campaign and long service medal group: Jas (Father) and Son (Harry) Mitchell, H.M. Coastguard and Royal Navy respectively, a Hampshire family, with the father being from Freshwater, Isle of Wight Father: Commissioned Boatman Jas Mitchell, H.M. Coast Guard - Naval LS&GC. Victorian. Impressed naming (Jas Mitchell Cd Boatn. H.M. Coast Guard) Note: Suspension of medal has been removed, and medal one time brooched, the reverse of medal retaining some of the brooch fittings - see images Son: Able Seaman Harry Mitchell, Royal Navy - 1914-15 Star (214770 H. Mitchell, A.B., R.N.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (214770 H. Mitchell, A.B., R.N.) - Interallied Victory Medal (214770 H. Mitchell, A.B., R.N.) Important: Medals confirmed as entitled per the respective campaign medal roll (ref ADM 171/110) Jamess Mitchell was a native of Freshwater, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, where he was born circa 1844. In 1881 he is recorded as serving at the Coastguard Station at Woolston (Southamnpton) Hampshire. James was married to Sarah Mitchell, who had been born in at Castletownsend, Ireland. The Mitchells had a large family, with Robert (1874) and Edith (1878) being born at Langstone Harbour, Hampshire; Sarah (1876) born at Colechester, Essex; Ruthleen (1879) and Florence (1880) born at Woolston, Hampshire, and Harry born at Sholing, Southampton, Hampshire, England on 25 September 1895. Harry joined the Royal Navy circa 1901 Medals have no ribbons Condition: VF and better
A Famous Indian Regiment: Kali Panchwin 1768-1923 (R. Hennell, this the Indian reprint, New Delhi, 1985) A comprehsive regimental history of the 2nd Battalion Mahratta Light Infantry and it predecessor units prior to 1923 292 pages with numerous appendices and index. The appendices include several nominal rolls, including Honours & Awards (there are even abstracts showing the respective totals of Great War campaign medals and IGS 1908 medals and clasps earned by the regiment) Condition: This copy with DJ. Binding and contents Fine
A Far East Intelligence and Policing campaign and long service pair: Chief Inspector Brian Frederick Gravener, C.P.M. Royal Hong Kong Police late Intelligence Corps - GSM 1918. EIIR issue & clasp 'Malaya' (22828151 Cpl B.F.Gravener. Int Corps.) - Colonial Police LS&GC Medal. EIIR issue (Chief Inspector B. F. Gravener.Hong Kong.) Note: The GSM only has been plated - and a common practise with medals circa 1953-1980 in the Hong Kong Police Force Important: Recipient was awarded the Colonial Police Medal for Meritorious Service, the award being published in the London Gazette of 3 June 1978 Sold together with; 1. Named card box of issue for the GSM 1962 2. Transmittal letter from Army Medal Office dated 1962 The medal transmittal letter forwarding the GSM to Mr B. F. Gravener, Aberdeen Police Station, Hong Kong Brian Frederick Gravener was a native of Beckenaham, Kent, England where he was born in 1934. He served in the Intelligence Corps of the British Army prior to joining the Hong Kong Police Force. He subsequently served in Hong Kong for 23 years between 1956-1979. At the time of his retirement form the Royal Hong Police Force in 1979, he was a Chief Inspector, and holder of numerous 'Commendations'. He died in Newcastle, England on 31 January 2000. The medals mounted in the swing-style and as worn by the recipient. The ribands suspended from a medal mounting bar that retains the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A fascinating - and \'rare\' by theatre - repatriated \'Tientsin China\' FEPOW\'s campaign & MID campaign group of 4: Signalman George Curtis Welchman, Royal Corps of Signals - IGS Medal 1908. GV type II \'Burma 1930-32\' (2317307 Sgln. G.C. Welchman. R.Signals.) - 1939-45 Star - Italy Star - War Medal. With reduced size Oakleaf denoting a Mention-in-Despatches Important: Mention-in-Despatches confirmed for \'Gallant & Distinguished Services\' while a Prisoner-of-War, in Tientsin & Shanghai, China, 1941-42 George Curtis Welchman was a native of Newington, Hull, Yorkshire, England, where he was born on 10 September 1907. He attested for the British Army, and a career with the Royal Corps of Signals on 30 December 1925. At time of enlistment his \'Trade\' is shown as \'Labourer\' and he was 17 years 111 days of age. During his subsequent military service, George Welchman saw plenty of overseas service. His papers confirm that he was credited\' the following time spent overseas; India 22 November 1927 - 29 March 1933; Tientsin, China 12 December 1935 - 10 October 1942; Naples, Italy 3 May 1944 - 4 January 1947. It was however his China service that was to be the most eventful period Prior to the outbreak of the Pacific War on 8 December 1942, the British Ambassador to China, maintained \'Ambassadors Wireless Stations\' in Peking and Tientsin. The Wireless Stations were manned by attached service personnel from the Royal Corps of Signals, who like George Welchman were certified in the use of \'Wireless Confidential\'. That George lived in interesting and difficualt times when in China woud be an understatement - the invading Japanese Army had already occupied the areas surrounding the British settlement at Tientsin, and were intent on having the British presence in North China curtailed if not entirely removed. Not surprisingly a firm grip was placed against British interests, and a blockade of the settlement was put into effect by the Japanese - the 1939 Tientsin Incident - as it became referred almost brought Britain and Japan to war, and in the final reckoning only postponed the invevitable. George Welchman would by default have been handling, seeing, reading and sending communiques of the most sensitive nature over this period, and indeed throughout his service in China. On 8 December 1941, the British setttlement in Tientsin was overrun by the Japanese, and George Welchman was made POW (his service papers confirm) Initially he was held in Tientsin, but in February 1942, he was moved to Woosung POW Camp in the northern suburbs of Shanghai. At the time, the camp held about 1500 POW\'s, equally split between civilians and military, the majority being Americans, including 4th Regiment \'North China\' Marines, but also including about 50 British Naval and Military personnel comprising crew members from H.M.S. Petrel, and the Signallers from Tientsin and Peking. On 27 May 1942, George Welchman together with six other other signallers were transferred from Woosung, to another POW camp in Shanghai Incredibly for George Welchman, and inspite of him being a serving British soldier, he was selected as one of the \'Repatriation\' group of prisoners to be exchanged between Britain and Japan in 1942. Brokered by the neutral Swiss Red Cross, Britian and Japan agreed to make a mutial exchange of \'Civilian\' prisoners, especially diplomats and their staff and families that had been detained after the outbreak of the Pacific War. How and why George Welchman and his comrades were selected for repatriation is not known - but is most likely to have been \'security\' driven. In August 1942, George Welchman was embarked on the former NYK luxury liner \'Kamakura Maru\', and together with 900 other \'North China\' refugees was transported to the neutral exchange port of Laurenco Marques, Mozambique, where the mutual exchange of prisoners took place. He finally returned to the United Kingdom on 11 October 1942 - together with his wife (the full list of returnees is included in a September edition of the London Times) he was a very lucky man! Curiously, all 7 of the Royal Corps of Signals personnel who were transferred from Woosung Camp on 27 May 1942, were each awarded a \'Mention-in-Despatches\' for their gallant and distinguished services while POW\'s - and all of them appear in the same London Gazette notice. Just what deeds they performed while in captivity - or whether they were being rewarded for recognised service immediately preceding their capture is not presently known There were no eligible campaign stars for the handful of British soldiers captured in China on 8 December 1941! George Welchman later served in Italy where he was stationed based in Naples After leaving the Army, George became a \'Left Luggage Checker\' at an Airport, and resided at 20, South Park Road, Parkstone, Dorset. He died atr Bournemouth, England on 13 January 1984 All four campaign medals are confirmed in his service papers. Sold together with a copied set of the recipients service papers, LG entry page, and death certificate Condition: VF and better
A fascinating Great War campaign medal pair to an Australian later 'Murdered by Pirates' in Shanghai: Lieutenent John Reedie Harder Whangpoo Conservancy Board, Shanghai, late 1st Battalion 11th Gurkha Rifles & D.C.L.I. - British War Medal. Silver issue (Lieut J. R. Harder.) - Interallied Victory Medal (Lieut J. R. Harder.) Note: Confirmed as a unique name and rank in British and Empire Forces Important: John Reedie Harder was 'Murdered' by River Pirates in Shanghai, China, when on 30 March 1930 he was mortally wounded with multiple wounds, subsequently dying the following day John Reedie Harder was a native of Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, where he was born circa 1893, a prominent member of the University of Adelaide national rowing championship team in pre-war Australia, he subsequently served as an with the British (D.C.L.I.) and Indian Armies (1/11 Gurkha Rifles) during the Great War - his Medal Index Card - which is extant at The National Archives confirms the pair of medals, and has as his forwarding address, The Whangpoo Conservancy Board, Shaghai, China The Sunday Times of Perth Western Australia issue of 1 June 1930, published below news article; Quote, PIRATE OUTRAGE DEATH OF J. R. HARDER Search for Relatives in Adelaide SHANGHAI, Saturday. John Robert (sic) Harder, formerly of Adelaide University, who, was riddled by seven bullets as the result of a murderous attack by pirates on the Shanghai waterfront yesterday, died early this morning. ADELAIDE, Saturday. Little information could be gained in Adelaide to-day regarding John Rob- ert Harder, who was reported by cable to have been shot by pirates on the Shanghai waterfront yesterday and 'died' this morning. He was said to be formerly of Adelaide University. It was ascertained at the University this morning that John Reedie Harder, who was born in 1893, studied applied science there in 1910, 1911, and 1913, but he did not take a degree. Only two -families called Harder are living in Adelaide. They stated to-day that they are not related to the Harder who was shot in Shanghai Unquote. For a much more detailed account of the attack and subsequent inquest see 'The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, issue of 20 June 1930 The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The medals suspended from silk watered ribands suspended from a mounting brooch bar that retains it's original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: About EF
A fascinating group of 6 to a Polish soldier who prior to joining the 2nd Polish Corps in Italy in 1944, had served with the German 'Wehrmacht': Private Wincenty Czapelka, 6th Lwowska Infatry Brigade, 5th Kresowa Infantry Division, 2nd Polish Free Corps - Poland: Cross of Valour - Poland: War Medal - Poland: Award insignia of the 5th Infantry Division Badge - 1939-45 Star - Italy Star - War Medal Imp: The 5 KPD Badge with original makers marks of 'F.M. Lorioli, Miliano - Roma' Private Wincenty 'Vince' Czapelka, was born on 31 March 1925. Before the outbreak of the Second World War, lived at Gieraltowice, Rybnik, Slask, in south-west Poland. He was conscripted into the German Forces from the 29 August 1943 to 23 August 1944, on which latter date he was captured by the Allies. After his capture he was handed over to Polish control. Subsequently he 'voluntarily' enlisted into the Polish Free Forces serving under British Command. Posted to 22 Infantry Battalion, 2nd Polish Corps Troops Base on 26 October 1944. Transferred to the 16 Lwowska Rifle Battalion, 5 Kresowa Infantry Division on 21 November 1944. Took part with the 16 Lwowska Rifle Battalion, 6 Lwowska Infantry Brigade, 5 Kresowa infantry Division, 2nd Corps in the campaign in Italy from 26 Novemner 1944 to 2 May 1945, at the actions for the Northern Apennines, on the river Senio, Bologna and the Plain of Lombardy. Seconded to a Motor Vehicle Drivers Course with the 6 Lwowska Infantry Brigade at the Motor Vehicle Training Centre 18 August 1945 to 31 October 1945, and then as a motor vehicle driver to the 241 Royal Armoured Signals Corps Company, 11 March 1946 - 4 June 1946. Arrived in the United Kingdom from Italy on 5 October 1946. Completed a two year contract with Polish Resettlement Corps An extract from a provincial newspaper mentions that 'Vince' Czapelka, was 'forced to serve in the German Army' and that he had been captured by the Americans. He became a naturalized Briton in 1965, and was working at Hartscliffe where he was a employed as a Craftsmans Mate in a motor vehicle repair department Sold together with a quantity of ephemera. This includes both original papers (including the award certifcates for the Cross of Valour and Polish War Medal, correspondence from MOD to the recipients daughter in Bristol) and other copied documentation. Amongst the original correspondence is the recipients service record from the Ministry of Defence (confirming all of above details and medals awarded). Also with two copied pictures of the recipient wearing the medal riband bar and divisional inisgnia being sold with this group. Some but not all of the paperwork is here illustrated Condition: GVF
A fascinating POW campaign group of 5 to a 'Piper who 'Piped his comrades across more then 1000 miles of enemy held territory': Piper John Morgan Heckles, 2nd Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) late Seaforth Highlanders & K.O.S.B. - GSM 1918. GVI 1st issue with clasp 'Palestine' (3186373 Pte. J. Heckles. Black.Watch. ) - 1939-45 Star - Africa Star - Defence Medal - War Medal Important: All medals and clasp confirmed as entitled and enumerated in recipients 'Certificate of Service' John Morgan Heckles was a native of Berwick-on-Tweed, where he was born on 2 February 1915. At the age of 16 he enlisted for service with his local Territorial Army unit, 4th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers (TA) at Berwick-on-Tweed. At the time of his enlistment he was described as being occupied as a 'Messenger'. Already practised in playing the 'Pipes' prior to joining the Territorial Army, he was appointed a Piper in 4/K.O.S.B. He is also recorded as having served with the Seaforth Highlanders in 1933. On 6 June 1935 he enlisted in the Regular Army on 6 June 1935, joining the 2nd Battalion Black Watch, in which regiment he served as a Piper. He served a total of 10 years and 247 days with 2/Black Watch as under; - Home: 6 June 1935 - 20 September 1937 - Palestine: 21 September 1937 - 30 June 1940 - Aden, Egypt, British Somaliland: 1 July 1940 - 7 December 1940 - Crete: 8 December 1940 - 1 June 1941 - Germany POW: 2 June 1941 - 10 May 1945 - Home: 11 May 1945 - 7 February 1946 The regimental journal of the Black Watch 'The Red Hackle' issue of April 1966, has the below following letter from the Curator of the Regimental Museum published therein; Quote, Dear Sir, In the museum we have a set of bagpipes sent by the Red Cross to ex No 3186373 Piper (L/Cpl) M. Heckles, 2nd Bn The Black Watch (RHR), when a prisoner of war from Crete. The following is a brief story concerning these pipes as notified by L/Cpl Heckles. "I was taken prisoner of war in Crete, 1941, and sent to a prisoner of war camp in Spandau. Whilst in this camp the Red Cross sent this set of bagpipes to me. Later, together with about 200 other POW's. I was sent to another prison camp at Regensburg, Bavaria, which entailed a march of some one thousand miles, during which I played the pipes to cheer up the other POW's when they got a little downhearted. Between the dates of my capture and being released by the Americans in 1945, I carried these pipes a distance of 1150 miles, playing them most of the way." Curator Unquote. At the time of donating his pipes to the Black Watch Regimental Museum, John Heckles was living in retirement at 9, Cutherbt's Road, Highfields, Berwick-on-Tweed, and was still playing an active Piper! Sold together with a wealth of mostly original ephemera - as found - and far too numerous to list all here - but reflected in the cost of postage to send this archive together with the medals. Amongst the papers however are; included - Original Certificate of Service - Original hand written letter from recipient regarding his services - Numerous photographs of recipient in military and civil uniform with pipes - Photographs of recipient as a POW - Card from Red Cross apertaining to sending him a set of pipes - Copy of 'the Red Hackle' April 1966 (this folded) - Newspaper photograph and article - Original attestation certificate for the Territorial Army The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The medals suspended on medal mounting bar that retains it's original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A fascinating Second World War South East Asia \'Andamans & Nicobars\' & \'Special Operations\' deployment Submarine Service group of 9: Chief Petty Officer Charles Wilson Falck D.S.M., H.M.S. Clyde late H.M.S. Una - Distinguished Service Medal. GVI first type (A/C.P.O. C.W. Falck. P.J. 114570) - NGS Medal 1915. GVI first issue & clasp \' Palestine 1936-39\' (J.114570. C.W. Falck. A,B. R.N.) - 1939-45 Star (P.J. 114570. A/C.P.O. C.W. Falck. D.S.M. R.N.) - Africa Star (P.J. 114570. A/C.P.O. C.W. Falck. D.S.M. R.N.) - Burma Star. With clasp \'Pacific\' (P.J. 114570. A/C.P.O. C.W. Falck. D.S.M. R.N.) - Italy Star (P.J. 114570. A/C.P.O. C.W. Falck. D.S.M. R.N.) - Defence Medal (P.J. 114570. A/C.P.O. C.W. Falck. D.S.M. R.N.) - War Medal (P.J. 114570. A/C.P.O. C.W. Falck. D.S.M. R.N.) - Naval LS&GC Medal. GVI first issue (J.114570. C.W. Falck. P.O. H.M.S Una.) Important: All of the Second World War campaign medal have been privately named in a contemporary style in neat impressed capitals The D.S.M was published in the London Gazette of 21 August 1945, the premable to the award citing; Quote, For gallantry, resource and devotion to duty, whilst serving in H.M.S. Clyde. In six patrols in the last year H.M.S. Clyde has carried out eight special operations under hazardous conditions in the Far East Unquote. Reference \'H. & A. 742/45\' the preamble to the full list of recommendations states; Quote, In 6 patrols in the last year H.M.S. Clyde has carried out 8 Special Operations, for which purpose she was sent to the Far East. She has also done damage to shipping and bomabrded Ross Island and Port Blair. The Special Operations were all extremely well carried out Unquote. The specific recommendation for Falk\'s D.S.M. states; Quote, As the senior rating in H.M.S.\"Clyde\", he has at all times set a fine example of loyalty, courage, leadership and devotion to duty during the course of 7 Far Eastern war patrols and has been an inspiration to the ships company Unquote. Note: H.M.S Clyde was based continuously at Trincomalee (Ceylon) from April 1944 - May 1945, for all of her \'War Patrols\' in the Far East. The first \'Far East\' patrol between 18-30 June was around the enemy held Indian islands in the Andaman Sea, where H.M.S. Clyde was deployed in air-sea rescue off of Port Blair during the bombardment there of Ross Island. She fired 8 rounds of 4\" at a small vessel supplying a shoire battery. She also bombarded enemy held barracks on Ross Island with many hits in the designated target area. The second patrol between 18-30 November 1944, required \'Clyde\' to insert and recover two reconnaissance parties off the West Coast of Thailand at \'Hatchi\' (Hatchai ?). The third patrol, between 18 - 25 December was to the Andaman\'s in a special operation landing 28 men. All subsequent operational patrols that followed were similarly involved in landing and recovering reconaissance parties from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North and West Coasts of Thailand and the West Coast of Sumatra. These operations included the cooperation with United States Naval personnel who were part of the reconnaissance teams being landed. On her last and final patrol she sank a 10 ton Sampan. She returned to Trincomlaee on 18 May 1945 on completion of her final Far East Patrol and the last to be carried out by a \"River\" class submarine Clyde arrived at Kilindini on the 14 June for scrapping The group is court-mounted. The mounting brooch bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Sold together with a quantity of copied research including copies of official recommendation for the award of the DSM, and the last operational report of H.M.S. Clyde, some copied pictures of the recipient etc Condition: GVF
A father & son ‘Buckinghamshire Constabulary’ 1911 Coronation and Great War campaign service medal lot of 3: Sergeant John William Rolls Buckinghamshire Constabulary, and Inspector George John William Rolls late Army Service Corps A.). The fathers medal; Police Coronation Medal 1911. County & Borough Police (P.S.131. J.W. Bucks. Constabulary). See attached illustration of Sergeant Rolls wearing his Police Coronation Medal - note same serial number on his collars as engraved on his medal (illustration courtesy of Mick Shaw, historian of the Buckinghamshire Constabulary) B). The sons medal pair; - British War Medal. Silver issue (S4-122279 Sjt G.J.W. Rolls. A.S.C.) - Interallied Victory Medal (S4-122279 Sjt G.J.W. Rolls. A.S.C.) Note: The Coronation Medal contemporary engraved in serifed sloping letters, in the typical style known for recipients from the Buckinghamshire Constabulary. All 3 x medals are fitted with original silk ribbons, and all are mounted for wear in the swing style, and as-worn by the respective recipients. The mounting bars each retaining their original hinged pin and clasp fittings John William Rolls was a native of Weedon, Buckinghamshire, England where he was born circa 1865. John joined the Buckinghamshire Constabulary on 21 December 1884, and continued to serve with the force through to 14 March 1916, on which date, and by then a Sergeant he retired from the force. During his 31 plus years service, John is known to have served at various stations, the national Census returns showing his locations between 1891-1911 being as follows; 1891, as a Constable at Maids Moreton, Bucks; 1901 as a Sergeant at Steeple Claydon, Bucks; 1911, as a Sergeant at Police Station, Quainton, Aylsebury, Bucks. He was evidently a much respected officer – and local newspapers over the period contain numerous mentions of him within published crime report and local interest articles John William Rolls, resident of Claydon. Tring Road, Aylesbury, is recorded as having died at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, on 3 September 1934 George John William Rolls, son of John and Elizabeth Rolls, was born at Maids Moreton, Buckinghamshire, England, circa 1893. Like his father before him, George also joined the Police (his Army service papers held at The National Archives refer), having joined the force sometime after 1911 – the national Census for 1911 shows him employed as a Gardener and residing at home with his parents George Rolls, 22 years and 6 months of age and measuring a 6 feet & 1 inches tall attested for the British Army at Watford, England, on 7 June 1915. His occupation shown on enlistment was Police Constable, and his residence was at Station Road, Quainton, Buckinghamshire. After enlistment George qualified as a ‘Baker’ and was soon appointed a Non Commissioned Officer. His ranks held during his military service were; Acting Corporal 19 June 1915; Acting Sergeant 10 August 1915; Sergeant 5 July 1918. After service at home, at Aldershot, he embarked aboard the S.S. ‘Arundel’ for theatre of war ‘France’ on 3 July 1918, disembarking at ‘Boulogne’, the following day. While in France, George served with 29th Lines of Communication Field Service Company A.S.C.; 13th Field Bakery, A.S.C., and the 11th Field Bakery, Army Service Corps. George took his discharge from the British Army on 30 January 1919, and shortly thereafter returned to his career with the Police and is known to have attained the rank of Inspector (the last Will and Testament of his father refers) Condition: GVF
A female recipients \'Indian Services\' Second World War campaign and loyal service group of 6: Miss L.E. Browne, an expatriate volunteer and sometime resident of the United Provinces, India - 1939-45 Star - Burma Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - H.E. The Governor United Provinces War Service Medal 1939-45 (Miss Browne for War Services) - A large silver & gilt (with silver marks) presentation medal (Miss C.E. Browne For Loyalty) Important: The H.E. The Governor Uhited Provinces \'War Services\' Medal. Obverse; The seal of the United Provinces, with legend in English \'Presented by H.E. The Governor U.P.\'. Reverse; Plain except for engraved naming details on four lines. The medal contained in a card box of issue, this bearing the makers label in the inside lid \'Kazim & Co, Jewellers & Watchmakers, Hazratganj, Lucknow\'. Together with a small embossed card \'With best wishes from Their Excellencies\' Note: The Second World War medals all fitted with issue contemporary ribands. The naming is engraved on latter medals We do not know in which capacity Miss Browne qualified for the medals, but they are accompanied by some original items of ephemera including; Large portrait photograph of Miss Browne wearing a saree; A group photograph taken at a prize giving ceremony at the Nani-Tal Yacht Club, this by Bakshi Photographers, Nani-Tal; An Indian Made Christmas Card with scene of snake charmers on obverse and the tidings \'After a Long Weary War, Best Wishes for Chistmas\' - unsigned The portrait photograph is large, and will require a large rigid package for posting, and hence postage has been calculated accordingly. Condition: Edge brusing on the United Provinces Medal, otherwise GVF
A fine 'Highland Corps' Great War gallantry and campaign group of 4: Lance Corporal John Urquhart Macdonald, M.M., 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders late Lovat's Scouts - Military Medal. GV first issue (S-26840 L-Cpl J. U. Macdonald. 1/Cam: Hdrs) - 1914-15 Star (3788 Pte. J. U. Macdonald. Lovat's Scts.) - British War Medal (3788 A. Cpl. J. U. Macdonald. Lovat's Scts.) - Interallied Victory Medal (3788 A. Cpl. J. U. Macdonald. Lovat's Scts Important:The award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 23 February 1918 - and an award for 'Passchendale Ridge', France John Urquhart Macdonald born circa 1892, was a native of Heatherly, Inverness, Scotland. He enlisted locally at Inverness on 2 September 1914, at which time he was 22 years of age, and joined one of the two local regiments, in his case the Lovat's Scouts (Yeomanry). He first experienced overseas active service when he disembarked with his unit at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, on 26 September 1915. After service at Gallpoli with the Lovat's Scouts (Yeomanry) - where contracted Dystentry - John was trannsferred to 1st Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, whith whom he served in France and Flanders, as a member of 16 Platoon 'D' Company. On 16/17 September 1917 he is confirmed as having been 'Wounded-in-Action' after receiving Gunshot & Sharpnel Wounds , or GSW, to his right leg and back during the battle for 'Passchendale Ridge'. Inspite of the award of the Military Medal being published in the London Gazette of 23 February 1918, his service papers are notated to show that he was actually notiofied of the award of the Military Medal on 17 December 1917, when awarded the Military Medal by the II Corps Commander. Evidently a highly valued and respected soldier, John was recommended as a candidate for 'Officer Training' in late 1918, whether he attended such training is not known, but he transferred to the Army Reserve on 19 February 1919. Sometime shortly after taking his discharge from the British Army on 31 March 1920, John took up an overseas appointment in Northern Rhodesia where he appears to have been employed by the African Lakes Corporation Ltd (a letter in his extant pension papers refers) Note: A set of pension records for the recipient is extant and accessible at The National Archives Condition: Dark toned about VF
A fine 8th Indian Division 'Gurkha' NCO's named Second World War campaign group of 5: Havildar Dilbahadur Gurung, 2nd Battalion 7th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army - 1939-45 Star (5806 Hav. Dilbahadur Gurung, 7 G.R.) - Africa Star (5806 Hav. Dilbahadur Gurung, 7 G.R.) - Italy Star (5806 Hav. Dilbahadur Gurung, 7 G.R.) - Defence Medal (5806 Hav. Dilbahadur Gurung, 7 G.R.) - War Medal (5806 Hav. Dilbahadur Gurung, 7 G.R.) Important: All medals are Calcutta Mint / Indian issues, that have been impressed in the Indian Army style Note: Relatively scarce to find such Indian issue medals named to one of the regiments that transferred to the British Army on 1 January 1948, and would thus indicate a soldier who took his discharge - for whatever reason - before 15 August 1947, with the responsibility of issuing the campaign medals therefore transferring to the Indian authorities Condition: VF
A fine and scarce regimental campaign medal group of 7: Private C.H. Conduct, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment - IGS 1908. GV type I 'North West Frontier 1935' (5496634 Pte. C.H. Conduct. Hamps. R.) - IGS 1936. Clasp 'North West Frontier 1936-37' (5496634 Pte. C.H. Conduct. Hamps. R.) - GSM 1918. GVI first issue 'Palestine' (5496634 Pte. C.H. Conduct. Hamps. R.) - 1939-45 Star - Italy Star - Defence Medal - War Medal Note: GSM 1918 only with official correction to recipients forename initials 'C.H.' Important: The 1st Battalion Hampshire regiment were the only infantry unit of the British Army that qualified for the combination of medals and clasps listed above All named medals and clasps confirmed as entitled per the respective campaign medal rolls as under; 1. IGS 1908: Ref W/O 100/497 compiled at Rawalpindi, India on 10 November 1936 2. IGS 1936: Ref W/O 100/499 compiled at Palestine, on 27 November 1938 3. GSM 1918: Ref W/O 100/505 compiled at Ashford Mx, England on 15 April 1940 Condition: VF and better
A fine attributed miniature medal group of 7: Major Leavitt John Flint Taylor, Lancashire Regiment, late Royal Brunei Regiment, Tanganyika Rifles, Royal Malay Regiment, South Lancashire Regiment & 7th Gurkha Rifles - 1939-45 Star - Burma Star - Defence Medal - War Medal. With Mention-in-Despatched Oakleaf emblem - GSM 1918. EIIR issue with clasp 'Malaya' and MID oakleaf emblem - GMS 1962. With clasp 'Borneo' - Malaysia: Active Service Medal (1957-1964) Important: GSM's & clasps were both 'rare' to regiment, as those medals and the second MID were earned when the recipient was seconded to the Royal Malay Regiment, and Royal Brunei Regiment respectively Note: The Mentions-in-Despatches both confirmed as being published in the London Gazette as under; - 05 April 1945: 'In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma and on the Eastern Frontier of India' 7th Gurkha Rifles (att'd 'V.Force') - 23 May 1958: 'In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Malaya' South Lancashire Regiment (att'd Royal Malay Regiment) The below following obituary - including some wrong dates ! - appeared in the 7th Gurkha Rifles Regimental Association Journal, 2006; Quote, Major Leavitt (Leav) John Flint Taylor 1921 -2006 Leav as he was known was born in Paignton, Devon on the 19th February 1921. His father was a Lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards but was wounded and sent home in 1916. Leav went to school at Kelly College. While at school he excelled at sports and his main claim to fame was in swimming. In 1938, he left school at the age of 17. He decided that as he had insufficient qualifications to apply for training at the RMC, he would join up as an Emergency Commissioned Officer and he eventually sailed for India for training in Bangalore. He was commissioned in 1941 into the 7th Gurkha Rifles and along with Jimmy Patrick was posted to Shillong, Assam to join the 1st Battalion. He was then seconded to V Force early in 1942 and joined Moke Murray on patrols in the Kabaw Valley. He continued his excellent work with V Force until after the Japanese were stopped at Imphal., earning a Mention in Despatches. He then returned to the 1st Battalion which was with 48 Brigade in 17 Indian Division. Leav was with the Battalion as it swept south from Imphal passing through the Corps bridgehead, and with the Tank Brigade advanced on Meiktila. The 1st Battalion led 17 Division through choking dust for some 500 miles to the banks of the Irrawaddy. Here they were attacked by Japanese Zeros but suffered no casualties. On crossing the river they continued the advance and eventually arrived at Meiktila, and while 63 Brigade turned south, the 1st Battalion leading 48 Brigade approached the town from the north meeting increasing resistance. Leav at this tiem was OC HQ Company. After the Japanese surrender Leav returned to UK, but decided to soldier on. He was posted to the Lancashire Regiment a move he felt was 'sad and refretable'. He needed to serve overseas and he soon organised a posting to the Malay Regiment in 1952. He served with them for three years, jungle bashing after Communist Terrorists and was awarded another Mention in Despatches. He then returned to HQ the Lancastrian Brigade as a Staff Officer, from 1955-1959. His next posting was to the King's African Rifles as 2IC, before going onto their Headquarters at Daresalaam in Tanganyika as DAQMG. His final secondment was to the Royal Brunei Regiment as 2/IC from 1961 to 1963. Home at last , his final posting was as Chief Instructor on the 3" Mortar at the Support Weapon Wing at Netheravon. He married first in 1946, his wife died in 1964. He married Jane in 1967 and lived very happily in Thatcher's Cottage. Leav was a staunch supporter of the Gurkha and did a great deal of fund raising for the GWT. At the age of 70 he did a free fall parachute jump and raised £2000. We send our heartfelt condolences to Jane and the family Unquote. Note - good as above is - there are some date inaccuracies. Major Leavitt only served with the Royal Malay Regiment between 1956-1959. His African service was between 1961-1964, and thereafter he served with the Royal Brunei Regiment. He retired from the British Army on 21 December 1968 Leav may even have been the inspiration of one of the character's portrayed in the British 1964 movie 'Guns for Batasi' that was based on the East African mutinies of that era. What is more certain is that Leav was a central figure, during the mutiny of the 1st Battalion Tanganyika Rifles in 1964. The below following article on the 'Tanganyika Rifles Mutiny' from 'The Times' of 23 January 1964, describes vividly what happened to Major Taylor during that incident; Quote, The first 17 Britons expelled from Tanganyika - officers, n.c.o.s. and their wives and families - arrived at Gatwick Airport today. All spoke of a night of gunshots and shouting, and the nagging fear of an outbreak of violence as the African troops took over Colito Camp, near Dar-es-Salaam, where the officers and and n.c.o's were attached to the 1st Battalion, Tanganyika Rifles. For many hours the wives had no knowledge of what had happened to their husbands under arrest. The "take over" began as fire sirens sounded in the camp just before 2 a.m. on Monday. Major Leavitt Taylor, aged 42, said that he drove the half mile from the married quarters on the hill to the camp. "There were four cars in front of me. The first one was halted at the camp sign by two soldiers, both armed, and the driver was ordered in Swahili to get out - a sharp order in a very rough manner. "I put my car in reverse and one of the soldiers fired. The shot came very close. I went straight back to my house to join my wife. "Foring broke out on the opposite side of the hill where there were other married quarters. It now seems that this was a matter of terrorism rather then to hit or wound. "A Land Rover drove up to the home of Brigadier Sholto Douglas and we heard battering at the door. He was not there. Then a foot patrol of five men came up to my house. I asked what they wanted and was told in Swahili: 'We want you.' They told the women to stay in the house and marched me down to the guardroom at gunpoint. "They loaded their weapons on the way. One of them cocked his rifle. It was a very uncomfortable moment for me. This soldier said: 'We will shoot him here.' I though my time had come.' "I was searched for arms most meticulously, but not particularly roughly and then put in the guardroom with about 30 other officers and n.c.o.'s "There were about 40 or 50 soldiers waiting about in a sort of mutinous condition. They were making a lot of noise, but so far as we know they had not had any liquor, which I think is fortunate for us. I saw no sign of violence throughout the mutiny." About dawn, a Mr. Carter of the British High Commission was allowed in to talk freely to them. Soon afterwards, without any kit, they were taken by lorry to the airport to get a plane for Nairobi. Mrs Ann Ealand, wife of Major H.C. ("Tim") Ealand, was left in her house with her two children, Jennifer, aged 6 and Joanna, aged 4, when her husband went to investigate the fire alarm. "We wives knew nothing of what was happening. We heard rifle shots and saw and heard troops romaning around. It was very worrying. We had no idea what was going to happen to us or what had happened to our husbands. But in the end they treated us very well and there was no violence at all." Unquote The group mounted in the court-style and as-worn by the recipient. The medals suspended from contemporary silk ribands and the mounting brooch bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Note: Only the miniature medals are here being offered for sale in this lot. The illustrations shown that include the full-size medals are for reference and provenance purposes only Condition: GVF
A fine British India Volunteer Officers campaign and long service group of 6: Lieutenant Charles Kenneth Nicholl, V.D., Calcutta Light Horse (Auxiliary Force India), late 34th Poona Horse, Indian Army - 1914-15 Star (2/LT. C.K. Nicholl, I.A.R.O. Attd 34/Poona Horse.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Capt. C.K. Nicholl.) - Interallied Victory Medal (Capt. C.K. Nicholl.) - IVD. GV with top bar (Lt. C.K. Nicholl. Calcutta L. Horse. A.F.I.) - 1937 Coronation Medal - VFLSM. GV issue (Lt. C.K. Nicholl. Calcutta L Horse. A.F.I.) Note: The medals mounted in the court-style and as-worn by the recipient, in the order shown above. The integral brooch bar on the V.D. with pin removed to facilitate mounting. The reverse of the mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Important: The first five medals all confirmed as issued as under; - Campaign trio: Medal Index Card accessible at The National Archives - Indian Volunteer Forces Decoration: Gazette of India issue of 11 June 1927 - 1937 Coronation Medal: Reference the Medal Roll Charles Kenneth Nicholl was a native of Lanarkshire, Scotland, where he was born in 1889. His father, Charles Nicholl, was a Mercantile Clerk who had been born and subsequently worked in India. Charles Kenneth Nicholl worked for many years in Calcutta, Bengal, where he was employed as a Merchant Charles Nicholl saw extensive campaign service during the Great War, his recorded 'War Services' form the Indian Army List showing; North West Frontier of India, December 1914 to March 1915; France, April 1915 to March 1918; Palestine, March 1918 to 11 November 1918 A scarce medal combination including a named Great War trio to a British Officer of the distinguished Poona Horse Condition: Silver medals dark toned otherwise VF
A fine campaign and double long service medal group of 7: Sergeant-Major G. Lowdon, Royal Scots Fusiliers and later Army Cadet Force - 1939-45 Star - France and Germany Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. GVI issue with clasp 'Malaya' (3183618 W.O. Cl. 1. G. Lowdon. R.S.F.) - Efficiency Medal. GVI issue with 'Territorial' bar: (3183618 Sjt. G. Lowdon. R.S.F.) - Cadet Forces Long Service Medal. EIIR Iusse (G. Lowdon. ACF.) Note: The General Service Medal with official corrections to naming Important: The GVI GSM with clasp 'Malaya' is a scarce issue medal and clasp to the Royal Scots Fusiliers, which regiment did not serve in Malaya until 1954-1957. In this regard the award of the GVI medal is likely indicative that Sergeant Major Lowdon was serving on attachment in Malaya away from his parent regiment at the time of qualifying for his GVI issue GSM The group mounted in the court-style. The mounting brooch bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: Minor contacs to earlier medals otherwise VF
A fine campaign group of 6 including a rare \'Malay States\' award to the British Army: Warrant Officer Class II E.W.S. Macey, Royal Army Pay Corps - 1939-45 Star - France and Germany Star - War Medal - GSM 1918. EIIR issue & clasp \'Malaya\' (21016929 Cpl. E.W.S. Macey. R.A.P.C.) - GSM 1962. 2 clasps \'Borneo\' & \'Malay Peninsula\' (21016929 W.O.Cl.2. E.W.S. Macey. R.A.P.C.) - Kedah State (Malaysia): Jubilee Medal (1943-68) Note: This last medal was issued to commemorate 25 years since accession to the throne by Sultan Badlisha Basis the combination of post 1945 medals and clasps together with the distinctive professional military tailoring evident on the mounted group, we suspect that the recipeint was attached to regiments of the Gurkha Brigade while serving in Malaya - most likely battalions of either 2 G.R. or 6 G.R. The group mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The medals suspended from old contemporary ribands and ther mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and casp fitting. Condition: GVF
A fine campaign service combination of 6: Sergeant S. Glover East Yorkshire Regiment late 1st Battalion Duke of Wellingtons Regiment - IGS 1908 Medal. 'North West Frontier 1935' (4611364 Pte S. Glover. D.W.R.) - 1939-45 Star - France and Germany Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. EIIR issue with clasp 'Malaya' (4611364 Sgt S. Glover. E.Yorks.) It is not presently known what regiment Sergant Glover served with in North West Europe, but would here mention that both the 2nd and 5th Battalions of the East Yorkshire Regiment landed on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The former having the distinction of being in the 'Assualt Troops' landed at Sword Beach, Normandy , where it spearheaded the landings as part of 8th Brigade, 3rd Division The group mounted in the 'swing style' presumbaly as worn by the recipient. The mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and casp fitting Condition: GVF
A fine early Malaysian Army Malaya and Congo campaign group of 3: Corporal Abas. B. Atin, Federation Regiment - Malaysia: Pingat Khidmat Berbakti 1960 (General Service Medal 1960) - GSM 1918. EIIR with clasp 'Malaya' (201437 Cpl. Abas. B. Atin. Fed. R) - United Nations: Service Medal with ONUC riband, for Congo Peacekeeping 1960-62 The recipient was a Malay soldier serving in the 'Federation Regiment' The Pingat Khidmat Berbakti, or GSM (1st type), was a medal awarded exclusively for service within and on the borders of Malaysia Formed in 1952, the Federation Regiment was a multi-ethnic unit comprised of men from all of Malaya's multi-ethnic races. In 1954 and 1955, 1 Bn Federation Regiment under the command of Lt. Col. Trevor, OBE, had one confirmed kill in Sungai Bong, Butterworth by 8 Platoon, C Company. 1 Bn Federation Regiment was then transferred to Melaka and Muar and had 3 kills, with 7 bandits captured. On 26 August 1956, the 1 Bn Federation Regiment killed the senior personal assistant to Chin Peng, Secretary General of the Malayan Communist Party. Another CT was killed during Operation Latima around Jasin. On 17 July 1957, 1 Bn Federation Regiment scored another kill in the District of Bahau The first overseas operations by troops from post-independence Malaysia, were a contingent of 1,947 personnel sent as part of the United Nations Operation in the Congo or ONUC. This contingent was known as the Malayan Special Force The medals mounted in the court-style, and as worn by the recipient. The medal mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: Silver medals toned otherwise GVF
A fine early Victorian campaign & long service group of 4: Sergeant Robert Dunn, 72nd Highlanders - Crimea Medal. 'Sebastopol' (Serjeant Robert Dunn, 72d Highlanders, March 5th 1856) - Turkey: Crimea with 'Sardinian' rev (No.1419 Serjeant Robert Dunn, 72nd Highlanders) - Indian Mutiny Medal. 'Central India' (Serjt. Robt. Dunn, 72nd Highlanders) - Military LS&GC Medal. Victtorian issue (1419 Serjt. Robt. Dunn, 72nd Foot) Note: The Crimean medals contemporary engraved - the Crimea in the atypical 'Gothic' style common to the 72nd. The Turkish medal fitted with a Crimea type swivel suspender. Robert Dunn was born in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland, and enlisted in the 72nd Highlanders at Edinburgh in February 1841, aged 20 years. In his subsequent career of 21 years with the Colours, he served in Gibraltar, Malta, North America and in the East and West Indies, witnessing active service in the operations before Sebastopol in the Crimea and in Central India during the Mutiny, when the Regiment suffered a dozen or so casualties in the action at Kotah in March 1858. Dunn, who attained the rank of Sergeant in August 1850, was discharged in July 1862; sold with copied service papers The group mounted in the swing-style, and possibly 'as-worn' in the order listed, suspended from old silk ribands and mounted on an old brooch bar this latter retaining its original long hinged pin fittings Sold together with a copy of the recipients service papers confirming all of the above details plus medals and clasps issued Condition: GVF
A fine early Victorian campaign pair to a \'Fighting Irish\' veteran of General Pollock\'s \'Avenging Army\' in Afghanistan 1842, who later earned a maximum clasp issue medal for the first Sikh War: Private William Burns, 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment - Afghanistan 1842. Victoria Vindex; Rev \'Cabul 1842\' (No. 1120 William Burns, Pt. H.Ms. 31st Regt.) - Sutlej 1846. Rev \'Moodkee\' 3 clasp \'Feroz\' \'Aliwal\' \'Sobraon\' (William Burns, 31st Regt.) Note: The Afghan \'Cabul 1842\' medal is contemporary named in large engraved serifed letters, and in the typical regimental style with single eight pointed stars before and after the naming. The Afghan medal fitted with the original steel clip with a replacement hinged straight bar suspension The 31st Regiment subsequently became the 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment in 1881 William Burns was born in the Parish of St. Brides, Dublin, Ireland. A Labourer by occupation he attested for the 47th Regiment at Dublin on 27 September 1825, aged 18 years. Transferred to the 16th Regiment in December 1828 and to the 31st Regiment in January 1840. Attaining the rank of Sergeant in January 1833, he was Court Martialled and reduced to Private in June 1834 - his papers recall that he had been guilty of being drunk in the barracks. The aofresaid infringement apart, his conduct throughout his service was described as being \'Very Good\' with only two other \'minior crimes\' against his name in the Regimental Defaulterers Book. With the 31st Regiment he served in Afghanistan, being present at Drazeena and Jazeen (?) for which he received the medal for ‘Cabul’. He later served in the First Sikh War, for which he was awarded the medal with respective clasps. Having completed a staggering 20 years overseas service in India and Afghanistan, Private Burns was discharged, in consequence of being ‘worn out’, on 17 July 1846 Sold together with soft-copy set of service papers that will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment Condition: GVF
A fine General Service Medal pair for 3 separate South East Asian Campaigns: Rifleman Minbahadur Gurung, 1st Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles - GSM Medal 1918. EIIR 'Malaya' 'Brunei' (21148228 Rfn Minbahadur Gurung 2 GR) - General Service Medal 1962. 'Borneo' (21148228 Rfn Minbahadur Gurung, 1/2 GR) The clasps on the GSM 1918 attached by a silver rod as issued The pair mounted 'Swing-Style' suspended from a pin-back brooch bar with contemporary ribbons and almost certainly 'as-worn' by the recipient Condition: VF
A fine Great War maximum issue campaign medal group: Private Joseph Rankin, 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry late Mercantile Fleet Auxiliary - 1914-15 Star (J. Rankin. Asst.Std., M.F.A.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (40372 Pte. J. Rankin. H.L.I.) - Mercantile Marine War Service Medal (Joseph Rankin) - Interallied Victory Medal (40372 Pte. J. Rankin. H.L.I.) Joseph Rankin is confirmed on the Mercantile Marine Medal Index Card as having been born in Glasgow, Scotland, and is known to have been a member of the Mercantile Fleet Auxiliary in period 1914-16. His 'Military' Medal Index Card, confirms his subsequent service in the Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment). The card shows that Joseph enlisted in the British Army on 19 January 1916, and served with the 12th Battalion H.L.I., with which unit he appears to have been 'Wounded-in-Action' while serving in the Balkans his MIC being annotated with letter 'W' denoting for wounds, and that he was discharged from the British Army as a consequence on 22 May 1918, per Army Order 265/17 The medal are contained in a contemporary cardboard box with the retail trade address of 'J.E. Dickinson, 96, Westagte Road, Newcastle', which may be an indicator of where Jospeh Rankin later settled, and or worked in the post war years The medals mounted in the swing-style with laddered-effect, and 'as-worn' by the recipient. The medals suspended from contemporary watered silk weave ribands, the mounting brooch retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Sold together with a soft-copy of the recipients Military Medal Index Card that will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment Condition: EF
A fine Great War period 'Sudan' service group of 3: Private John R. Berry, (Motor Transport) Army Service Corps - British War Medal. Silver issue (M2-138702 Pte. J.R. Berry. A.S.C.) - Interallied Victory Medal (M2-138702 Pte. J.R. Berry. A.S.C.) - Egypt: Khedives Sudan 1910 'Darfur 1916' (M2-138702 Pte. J.R. Berry. A.S.C.) Note: The Khedives Sudan is officially impressed Important: All medals and clasps confirmed as entitled, reference the Medal Index Card, and respective medal roll for the Khedives Sudan Medal 1910 (ref WO/100/407) John R. Berry, was not entitled to a 1914-15 Star. These 3 x medals being his full medal and clasp entitlement A soft copy of the Medal Index Card confirming all 3 x medals will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment Condition: GVF
A fine Indian Army service group of 6: Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Charles Bayley, 15th Lancers, Private Secretary to the Lieutenant-Governor of the Punjab & late Private Secretary to the Lieutenant-Governor, North West Provinces and Oudh - C.I.E., 3rd type neck badge, gold and enamel, in Garrard, London case of issue - O.B.E. (Civil) Officer’s 1st type breast badge. Hallmarks for London 1917 - Kaisar-i-Hind. Second Class (silver). EdVII issue, with integral top brooch bar - Order of St. John of Jerusalem. Serving Brother’s breast badge, silver and enamel - AGS 1902: EDVII with clasp 'Somaliland 1902-04' (Capt. E.C.B. Bayley, 15th Lancers) - Delhi Durbar Medal 1911. Silver issue Note: As Lieutenant-Colonel Bayley remained 'ordinarily resident 'in India during the Great War and saw no active campaign service he was neither entitled or issued with any Great War campaign medals Important: Below following are the references for his awards where known; - CIE (Ref award London Gazette, 12 December 1911) - OBE Civil Division (Ref London Gazette 3 June 1919) - KIH (Ref biographical entry in 'Who Was Who' 1916-1928) - AGSM (Ref WO 100/101) - a unique to regiment medal and clasp - 1911 Delhi Durbar Medal (Ref WO 100/400) only 17 x to regiment Edward Charles Bayley was a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, where he was born on 13 December 1867. His father George Hayley being 'Writer to the Signet', Edinburgh. Edward was educated privately and at Sandhurst. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion Scottish Rifles (Cameronians) in September 1887, transferring to the Indian Army in 1890. Promoted to Captain in September 1898, Major in September 1905 and Lieutenant-Colonel in September 1913. Edward was Private Secretary to Lord McDonnell, Lieutenant-Governor of North West Provinces and Oudh, 1899-1901 and later was Private Secretary to the Lieutenant-Governor of Punjab, 1907-20. While serving with the 15th Lancers (Curetons Mooltanee Cavalry) he was seconded for service with the Somaliland Field Force, 1903-04, earning in the process a unique to regiment AGSM medal and clasp named to the 15th Lancers (a search of the respective medal rolls do not return any other 15th Lancers recipients of the AGSM). The respective medal roll for his AGSM shows that in Somalialand, Captain Bayley served with the 3rd Ekka Train, Supply & Transport Corps. He retired in October 1920. Lieutenant-Colonel Bayley died on 26 April 1924 Sold together with research notes, including biographical extract from 'Who was Who' All except the C.I.E. mounted in the court-style. The mounting brooch bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings A scarce combination of orders and medals including a rare Edward VII issue KIH and a unique to regiment AGSM Condition: GVF
A fine miniature Military Cross and Bar Mesopotamia group of 5: Lieutenant-Colonel Raleigh Blandy, MC*, Commandant 2nd Battalion 9th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army, late 1st Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers - Military Cross. GV issue with second award bar - IGS Medal 1908. EDVII 'North West Frontier 1908' 'Waziristan 1919-1921' - British War Medal. Silver issue - Interallied Victory Medal. With Mention-in-Despatches oakleaves on riband - Delhi Durbar Medal 1911. Silver issue Sold together with; - Scanned image of Lt-Colonel Blandy MC in full dress uniform of 2/9 Gurkha Rifles Important: The below following sources confirm entitlement to the recipients medals as under; - Military Cross (published London Gazette 3 June 1917) - Bar to the Military Cross (published London Gazette 25 August 1917) - IGS 1908 Medal 'North West Frontier 1908' (ref Medal Roll WO 100/397) - British War and Interallied Victory Medals (ref Medal Index Card) - Mention-in-Despatches (published London Gazette 15 August 1917) - Mention-in-Despatches (published London Gazette 12 March 1918) - Delhi Durbar Medal 1911. Silver issue (ref medal roll WO 100/400) The first award of a Military Cross was in respect of Raleigh's gallantry during the crossing of the Tigris River at 'Shumran Crossing' - an epic action for 2nd Battalion 9th Gurkha Rifles, and their seminal battle honour for the Great War, where Major Wheeler of 2/9 G.R. leading the first 'assault tow' was awarded a Victoria Cross, and Lieutenant Russell an immediate D.S.O. Captain Blandy was in command of the 'Second Tow', and the regimental history of 9 Gurkha Rifles describes his part in the forced landings at Sumram, as follows; Quote, Immediately after landing the first tow, the ten boats started on their return journey. But shelling and small arms fire permitted only six to reach. These were loaded with 'C' Company under Captain R. Blandy and Lieutenant S.D. Gladstone, but gain came under heavy small arms fire, wounding or killing the rowers. Captain Blandy seized the oar and guided the boat in, collecting two bullets through his left sleeve and whilst disembarking, was wounded in the abdomen by a bullet which providentially deflected off his belf buckle, thus not proving fatal...... Unquote. Note: During the crossing of the 'Shumran Bend', 2/9 G.R. sustained a total of 107 casualties (including 7 x British Officer, of whom 2 were killed and another 5 were wounded, the latter including Captain Blandy) The award of a bar to the Military Cross was in respect of his reconnaisance work in advance of another river crossing later in 1917. The citation from the London Gazette is shown as under; Quote, For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He commanded with great ability a patrol which, under the fire of the enemy, discovered after dark a ford over the river by which the troops crossed on the following night. But for his intrepid action the troops would not have been able to cross Unquote. Reginald Blandy was born in Funchal, Maderia Island on 22 May 1884. He was the son of Richard Ridpath Blandy, who was a son of the third generation head of the famous Blandy family that controlled - then as now - the Maderia Wine and Shipping trades in the island of Maderia. He was commissioned into the Indian Army on 29 August 1906, and as a member of the Indian Unattached List served with 1st Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers during the Mohmand Campaign of 1908. Thereafter he was posted to 2nd Battalion 9th Gurkha Rifles and remained with that battalion for the rest of his long military career. He was evidently an officer of early promise as the regimental history of 9 G.R. makes reference to him being assigned to join the official Survey of India 'Pamir Triangulation Survey Party 1913' in command of a group of 11 Gurkhas from 2/9 G.R. who were to act mostly as signallers to the expedition. He served in the Pamirs between April - October 1913. During the Great War, Raleigh served in Mesopotamia from 1916 onwards, being wounded in action, and gaining a brace of Military Crosses and a brace of Menions-in-Despatches. Post war he was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel on 3 June 1932, becoming Commandant of 2/9 G.R. in the same year. He retired from the Indian Army on 1 January 1935. Raleigh Blandy was married to Lorna E. Lloyd at Llandovery, Camerthenshire, Wales in 1922. After retiring from the Indian Army, Raleigh together with Loran returned to their home in Wales, where they lived in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire. Raleigh is recorded as having died in Carmarthen sometime in the fourth quarter of 1967. At the time of his death Lieutenant-Colonel Raleigh Blandy was 83 years of age The medals mounted in the court-style by Spink of London, and as 'originally-worn' by the recipient. The reverse of the mount retaining the long hinged pin and clasp fittings. together with a worn Spink of London label. Ribands faded Important: The items being here sold in this lot, are just the miniature medals, and the scanned image referred to above - the recipients full-size medals are not included in the sale and here being shown for provenance / illustration / reference purposes only Condition: Silver medals black toned otherwise
A fine Naval Gun Crew campaign group of 4 medals to a 'Deck-Gunner' who survived - and reported - the sinking of his Defensively Armed Merchant Ship that was sunk by U-Boat 'Torpedo' Action: Able Seaman William Drew, Royal Navy - China 1900, no clasp (199811 W. Drew. Boy 1 Cl., H.M.S. Barfleur) - 1914-15 Star (199811, W. Drew, A.B., R.N.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (199811, W. Drew, A.B., R.N.) - Interallied Victory Medal (199811, W. Drew, A.B., R.N.) Important: The China 1900 medal an official un-marked replacement, named in correct impressed serif style per DSM's / LSGC's issued during the Great War - and confirmd as issued in his papers due to loss of original medal that went to the bottom of the ocean when his Defensively Armed Merchant Ship 'Rosalind' was sunk by enemy U-Boat action in 1917 Leading Seaman William Drew was born in the parish of Poplar, London and volunteered for service with the Royal Navy, June 1898. Served during the Third China War aboard HMS Barfleur, gained the China 1900 Medal, ‘Certificate of Service’ states ‘duplicate China medal issued, original lost D.A.M.S. Rosalind’. Drew served continuously aboard numerous ships with the Royal Navy and later the Royal Fleet Reserve until February 1923 on completion of 25 years service - he did not however earn, or receive any Long Service Medals. ‘Certificate of Service’ notes the award of chevrons in 1914,1915,1916 & 1917, he was also presented with four pounds and three shillings as his share of the Naval Prize Fund and gained two further payments in 1922 & 1924. Regarding the loss of HM Oiler ‘Rosalind’ Drew’s official report states ‘Homeward bound, loaded-On Friday 6th April 1917 while on watch about 3:15pm I sighted an enemy submarine about two points off the port bow. Gun would not bear, she fired a torpedo at about 800 yards range, the torpedo ran on the surface and struck the ship about 100 yards above the bridge, port side. The next I saw of him was about 100 yards on the port quarter, I trained my gun 'DEck-Gunner' (after loading it myself) but I was to late as she disappeared. My number three then came on the gun platform and then came number two, after having difficulty to come aft over the broken deck. I again sighted the submarine on the starboard quarter and opened fire at 600 yards shot going over, I came down 200 yards and fired again, dismantling her periscope. I then fired two more rounds rapidly but she disappeared again, in the meantime she fired another torpedo which struck the ship in exactly the same place on the starboard side, leaving the ship holding by the mid-ship fore and aft bulkhead, the remainder of my gun’s crew then closed up. The Captain came aft and ordered us to our boat, which was the last to leave after picking up two men who were hanging by the foremost boat’s fall, port side. We were just about 12 yards away from the ship when the submarine opened fire keeping well ahead . Her first shot fell just astern of our boat, she fired in all 75 rounds, so many on each side of the ship and from what I could see there were about ten hits on the port side. Then steaming round to the starboard beam on the surface, she fired a third torpedo, which I think must have struck the engine room, after that she steamed to the North as hard as she could, not troubling about the boats. It took the ship about three and a half hours to sink and one man was drowned.’ Drew then goes on to describe his journey until eventually reaching safety, eight miles to the South of Cape Claire, Ireland Sold together with boxes of issue for Great War Medals (these only fragmentary), the original vellum ‘Certificate of Service’, and a fascinating - and scarce for a rating from the lower decks - typescript, official detailed report of the loss of H.M. Oiler ‘Rosalind’ in a torpedo attack, this account jointly written by Leading Seaman Drew The medals all fitted with contemporary silk weave ribands Provenance: DNW Lot 631, 25 February 2011 Condition: EF
A fine Royal Australian Air Force Vietnam and Long Service group of 4: Leading Aircraftman John William Jude, 2 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force - Vietnam 1964-73 (A221267 Jude J.W.) - Australia: Defence Force Service Medal. With 'Further Service' bar (J.W. Jude A221267) - Australia: National Medal (A221267 Jude J.W.) - Republic of South Vietnam: Campaign Medal & clasp '1960-' (A221267 Jude J.W.) Note: The campaign medals both officially named in the pantographed style. The South Vietnam medal being the superior manufactured issue with ring suspender for issue to ANZAC personnel Important: John William Jude, was born in Quirindi, New South Wales, Australia on 8 December 1938. Mustering as an Instrument-Fitter he served in Vietnam between 19 April 1967 to 10 March 1968, during which time he served with 2 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force Based at Phan Rang air-base, No. 2 Sqaidron R.A.A.F, was a bomber squadron flying 'Canberras' . It is recorded that the flew 11,963 bombing sorties, and are credited with dropping an estimated 76389 bombs, killing a confirmed 786 enemy personnel, and perhaps as many as 3390 others estimated. Further No. 2 Squadron destroyed 15568 bunkers, 1267 sampans and 74 bridges. Casualties incurred by No. 2 Squadrion were the loss of 2 x Canberras and their crews while on combat operations. The group mounted in the swing-style and presumably 'as-worn' by the recipient. The medal mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and clasp fittings Sold together with copy of the 'Certificate of Service' generated from the 'Nominal Roll of Vietnam Veterans' confirming his basic service details Condition: GVF
A fine Second World War and Korean War campaign and double long service group of 6: Company Sergeant Major Benjamin Cole, 1st Battalion Welsh Regiment, late South Wales Borderers and Police - Defence Medal - War Medal - Korea Medal (3957281 C/Sgt. B. Cole. Welch.) - United Nations Service Medal. With clasp 'Korea' - Military LS&GC. EIIR with 'Regular Army' bar (3957281 C/Sgt. B. Cole. S.W.B.) - Police LS&GConduct Medal. EIIR issue (Const. Benjamin Cole) Note: The recipients unique Army Number shows that he was a pre 1941 enlistment, his number being in the block allocated to the Welch Regiment for enlsitments in the period 1920-1941 The group mounted in the court-style. The mounting brooch bar containing the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: EF
A fine Senior NCO\'s multiple Victorian Wars campaign group of 4: Colour Sergeant James Budge, 71st Highland Light Infantry - Crimea Medal 1854. With clasp \'Sebastopol\' (No 2508. Corpl James Budge 71 H.L.I.) - Indian Mutiny Medal. With clasp \'Central India\' (Corpl Jas Budge, 71st Highd. L.I.) - IGS 1854 Medal. Silver issue with clasp \'Umbeyla\' (2508 Cr.Sergt. J, Budge, H.M.\'s 71st Regt) - Turkey: Crimea Service Medal. Sardinia reverse plugged & fitted with British Crimea suspender Note: The British Crimea Medal named in one of the typical styles common to this regiment, this being engraved in \'Gothic\' letters having florate engraving before and after the naming Important: All the medals are fitted with stitched contemporary silk weave ribands, and evidently \'as-worn\' by the recipient, The ribands each fitted with silver or white metal buckles (no hallmarks), that for the Turkish Crimea retaining the mounting posts to rear of buckle, the others buckles having lost their mounting posts All medals and clasps confirmed as issued on the recipients service papers (for first 3 medals) and the IGS 1854 per the respective medal roll (reference WO 100/20) James Budge, a true \'Highlander\' was born in the parish of Ardersier, at Campbelltown, Inverness-shire, Scotland, and enlisted in the 71st Highland Light Infantry at Glasgow on, 1st October 1846. At time of his enlistment he was 17 years and 8 months of age, and described himself as having been a \'Tailor\'. In his subsequent military career, he racked up 21 years and 29 days with the Colours, of which 16 years and 5 months was spent overseas as under; - Canada: 6 years - Crimea: 1 year 6 months - Malta: 1 year 7 months - India: 7 years 4 months The highest rank he attained was \'Colour Seregeant\' . He took his discharge at Fermoy, Ireland, on 3 March 1868, at which time he indicated that his intended place of residence on leaving the army was to be Lanark, Scotland. He is confirmed in his papers as having qualified for all of the Crimean and Indian Mutiny medals. He also held 2 x \'Good Conduct Badges\', and inspite of his name appearing 5 x times in the \'Regimental Defaulterers Book\' and once being tried by \'Court Martial\' his overall military conduct was described as having been \'Very Good\' Sold together with set of service papers confirming above details and which will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment Condition: Toned with minor contacts throughout. British Crimea Medals GF, others about VF and better
A fine Straits Chinese Second World War and Long Service campaign group: Corporal Khong Peng Noon, Federated Malay States Volunteer Force - 1939-45 Star - Pacific Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Efficiency Medal. GVI type I bar 'Malaya' (12465 Cpl Khong Peng Noon, F.M.S.V.F.) Important: The award of the Efficiency Medal confirmed in the Federated Malay Government Gazette of 4 January 1951 By race, Efficiency Medals seen named to Straits Chinese / Peranakan recipients are scarce on the market Condition: Single contact edge bruise on Efficiency Medal otherwise VF
A fine Volunteer Officers Order of St. John group of 6: Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick William Gibbon, V.D., T.D., Royal Army Medical Corps late Medical Officer to Durham Volunteer Royal Engineers - Order of St. John of Jerusalem: Knight of Grace set with gold pin on reverse of star - Coronation 1902: Silver, unnamed - Coronation 1911 - Volunteer Decoration: Victoria (Surg.-Major F. W. Gibbon, 1st Durham R.E.). H/M 1892 - VFLSM: Vic (Surgeon Captain F. W. Gibbon, 1st. D.V.R.E. May 1896 Army Med. Res.) - Territorial Decoration. GV issue with hallmarks for London 1919 Important: Both the VD and TD are fitted with their integral top brooch bars, as issued Frederick William Gibbon was born at Seaham harbour, Co. Durham, England, on 8 July 1862. He was educated at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and at Durham University College of Medicine. He became a L.S.A. London in 1883 and a L.R.C.P., L.R.C.S. and L.M., Edinburgh in 1886. Gibbon first practiced at 87 Hudson Street, Tyne Dock, South Shields. He became a Fellow of the Obstetricians Society of London; he was Medical Examiner of Army and Militia Recruits; Surgeon to the Juvenile Oddfellows, and Medical Referee to a number of Assurance Companies. In 1888 he became Surgeon to the Don Sheet Iron Works at Jarrow. He later became a Member of the British Medical Association, and a Fellow of the British Institute of Public Health. He also became Medical Officer of the Tyne Dock and West Harton District, Public Vaccinator to the West Harton District, and was Consulting Physician to the Victoria Home for Diseases of Women in Newcastle. Gibbon was granted a degree as a B.Hy. at Durham in 1893, and became a D.P.H. in 1902. Within the Order of St. John, he became an Examiner of the St. John Ambulance Association in 1899. In 1904 he was Assistant Commissioner in Charge of the 6th District of the S.J.A.B., and by 1908 was Deputy Commissioner. He was appointed an Honorary Associate of the Order on 28 February 1899 and was appointed a Knight of Grace on 27 February 1906. He continued to practice at Hudson Street until about 1907 when he moved to 12 Sydenham Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle. By 1909 he had moved to Littlethorpe Hall, Ripon and in about 1926 had moved to Hove, Sussex After joining the ranks of the Volunteers in about 1875/76, he was granted a commission on 11 May 1881, serving as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Northumberland Rifle Corps (late the 2nd Volunteer Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers). On 1 July 1881 he was promoted to Lieutenant and on 11 February 1882 was advanced to Captain. After resigning his commission on 30 April 1884, he was appointed Acting Surgeon of the 5th Volunteer Battalion Durham Light Infantry on 17 May the same year. On 7 May 1887 Gibbon was appointed Acting Surgeon of the 1st Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Durham Royal Engineer Volunteers. In 1888 the unit split, and Gibbon continued as Acting Surgeon of the 1st Durham Engineer Volunteers. He was promoted to Surgeon on 1 February 1889, later becoming Surgeon-Captain when that rank was introduced in 1891. By Army Order 77 of April 1896 Gibbon was awarded the Volunteer Force Long Service Medal. Promoted to Surgeon-Major on 26 September 1900, he was then awarded the Volunteer Officers’ Decoration, this published in London Gazette 4 December 1900. Gibbon transferred on 13 May 1903, and became the medical Officer of the Tyne Division, Royal Engineer Volunteers. In March 1906 he granted the honorary rank of Surgeon Lieutenant-Colonel. With the formation of the Territorial Force in April 1908, Gibbon was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in the R.A.M.C. (T.F.). In 1909 he was attached as M.O. to the Northumbrian R.E. (T.F.), and in 1911 to the Tyne Electrical Engineers, R.E. (T.F.). During the Great War Gibbon was in turn, Officer Commanding the Military Hospital at Gosport, at Ripon, and at Grimsby, 1914-16, and later was President of No.1 Travelling Medical Board in Northern Command. Lieutenant-Colonel Gibbon, V.D., was awarded the T.D. on 14 January 1920. He retired on 10 November 1921, having attained the age limit Sold together with original portrait photograph of the recipient in uniform with medals up, and file of copied research Provenance: Ex John M.A. Tamplin Collection The group professionally court-mounted by Spink Condition: VF-GVF
A fine \'Ceylon\' Volunteer Officers group of 4: Major Walter S. Blackett, O.B.E., V.D., Ceylon Mounted Rifles - The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (Military) Officers (OBE) 1st type hallmarked 1927 - British War Medal. Silver issue (Capt. W.S Blackett, I.A.R.O.) - Colonial A. F. D. GV issue (Capt & Quarter Master Walter Scott Blackett, Ceylon Mounted Rifles) - Colonial Auxiliary Forces LSM EVII (Quarter Master Sergeant Walter Scott Blackett) The award of the O.B.E. was published in the London Gazette dated 1 January 1930 Walter Scott Blackett lived for much of his life in Ceylon. He was a planter and proprietor of the Jak Tree Hill Estate at Gampola. Blackett was also a keen member of Volunteers and served for many years with the Ceylon Mounted Rifles. In 1909 when he was Quarter Master with 20 years service, he was awarded the Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal (Ceylon Government Gazette 13 August 1909). On 9 June 1910 he was appointed Quartermaster of the Ceylon Mounted Rifles with the rank of Honorary Lieutenant. During the Great War, Blackett was granted a commission in the Indian Army Reserve of Officers and attained the rank of Captain. He was also promoted Honorary Captain in the Ceylon Mounted Rifles. He transferred to the Reserve of the Ceylon Mounted Rifles in March 1918. In the rank of Honorary Captain and Quartermaster he was awarded the Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers’ Decoration (Ceylon Government Gazette 1 November 1918). In 1925, Blackett, then an Honorary Major, transferred from the Reserve and was again appointed Quartermaster. He ceased to be Quartermaster in 1930, the same year he was awarded the O.B.E. for his volunteer services Sold with a file of various copied research confirming his medals and services The group mounted \'Court Style\' and retaining the long pin to reverse of mounting bar Condition: GVF
A fine \'World Wars\' B.E.M. campaign and long service group of 8 to a veteran of the 1915 Konigsberg operations off East Africa who served as M.A.A. of the submarine depot ship Cyclops with ‘ruthless efficiency’ in the Second World War: Master at Arms Ro - British Empire Medal (Military Division). GVI first issue, (M.A.A. Robert Calvert, C./M. 36386) - 1914-15 Star (K. 20773 R. Calvert Sto. 1, R.N.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (K. 20773 R. Calvert. S.P.O., R.N.) - Interallied Victory Medal K. 20773 R. Calvert. S.P.O., R.N.) - Defence Medal - War Medal - 1953 Coronation Medal - Naval LS&GC. GV first type (M. 36386 R. Calvert. R.P.O., H.M.S. Hawkins) The award of the B.E.M. was published in the London Gazette of 1 January 1945. The recommendation states; Quote, ‘He has served as Master at Arms of H.M.S. Cyclops since she commissioned nearly five years ago in September 1939. Utterly reliable, and infallible in his knowledge of the King’s Regulations and Service Routine, he is a stickler for discipline and ruthlessly efficient. He has devoted himself entirely to the good of the ship and with complete loyalty to his superiors, and has run the Regulating Department of the depot ship with tireless energy and drive. Although aged 51 he exacts a high standard from himself, and will always be found on duty from early morning till last thing at night.’ Unquote. Robert Calvert was born in York, England, in December 1892 and entered the Royal Navy as a Stoker 2nd Class in December 1910. He was a Stoker 1st Class by the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914, which found him serving in the cruiser H.M.S. Pyramus, he went on to serve in the same ship off East Africa in 1915. Pyramus arrived from New Zealand off the Rufigi Delta in January 1915, her eight 4-inch guns being a welcome addition to the watch against the Konigsberg. And those same guns went into action on 6 February, when she sunk the Adjutant, which had earlier that day fallen into enemy hands - ‘a conflagration broke forth and the prize was still burning next dawn’. Three days later, in company with the Pioneer and Weymouth, Pyramus returned to try and finish off the job, but, as it transpired, the Germans were eventually able to refloat her. And on the day that the monitors Severn and Mersey so famously engaged and sank the Konigsberg in July 1915, the Pyramus was employed immediately off Rufigi Delta, with the intention of closing the Kikunja mouth so as to engage any guns or entrenchments on the banks. As it transpired, as a result of the high water, the Pyramus was able to get inside the river proper, and ‘fairly deluged both shores’ with her eight 4-inch guns, a bombardment not lost on the ill-fated crew of the Konigsberg. Retuning to home waters, and following a period ashore at Vivid II in late 1916, Calvert joined the cruiser Doris, and was still aboard her at the end of the War, in the rank of Stoker Petty Officer. A Master at Arms by the renewal of hostilities in September 1939, Calvert was appointed to the submarine depot ship Cyclops, which establishment was based at Rothesay in the Clyde Estuary. Here he served until the end of the War, a period that saw the depot serving the needs of the 7th Submarine Flotilla, in addition to running a variety of training courses - candidates for the latter included the first intake of X-Craft personnel, shortly to win numerous decorations for their famous strike against the Tirpitz. The 1953 Coronation Medal Roll shows that the only person by name of Robert Calvert was then the Senior Custodian of the Lord Great Chamberlain’s Office Sold together with copied research confirming above service details Condition: VF
A former POW's campaign medal group of 8: Corporal J. Wright, East Yorkshire Regiment, late Royal Norhumberland Fusiliers, York & Lancaster Regiment and Cavalry of the Line - 1939-45 Star - Africa Star - France and Germany Star - War Medal (mounted on Defence Medal riband) - War Medal - Korea Medal 1950-53 (68689 Fus. J. Wright, R.N.F.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' - GSM 1918. EIIR isue with clasp 'Malaya' (68689 Cpl. J. Wright, E. Yorks) Important: While we can verify that Private Wright was a POW, we cannot confirm his Second World War medal entitlement as the medal rolls are not yet in the public domain. The recipient would only have been entitled to a France & Germany Star if captured sometime on or after 6 June 1944. Considering the unlikely qualification for the France & Germany Star, and the inclusion of a second War Medal in the group, the WW2 medals are being sold as found. A copy of his POW questionnaire, if extant, would of course clarify his capture date! Important: Reference 'Prisoners of War British Army 1939-1945 (Hayward Publication), it is confirmed that Private Wright was taken Prisoner-of-War, while serving in the York & Lancaster Regiment in the 1939-45 War, and as of 30 March 1945 was being held at Stalag 4F at Hartmansdorf Chemnitz The recipients unique Army Number indicates that he originally enlisted in a Cavalry-of-the-Line regiment sometime prior to 1941 Sold together with hard-copy extract pages from 'Prisoners of War British Army 1939-1945 (Hayward Publication) The group mounted in the swing-style and possibly as-worn by the recipient. The medals suspended from contemporary silk ribands and the mounting brooch bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A full-length original – used - silk neck cravat riband for the Knight Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India (K.C.S.I.) The riband is 2 x inches (5.08 cms) wide, and approx 32 x inches (81.28 cms) in length As worn with neck badges of the K.C.S.I. This is a ‘used’ cravat, with minor soiling & handling marks Condition: Very Good
A gallantry medal group of 4 to a 'Paardeberg' casualty & a veteran of the 'Reconquest of the Sudan' and the battle of 'Magersfontein': Private Robert William Bradley, D.C.M., 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, late 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders - Distinguished Conduct Medal. EDVII (3642 Pte. W.R. Bradley. Seaforth Hdrs:) - Sudan Medal 1896-1898 (3642. Pte W. Bradley. 1/Sea Hrs.) - QSA Medal. 'Cape Colony' ' Paardeberg' (3642 Pte. W. R. Bradley, 2: Sea: Highrs:) - Egypt: Khedives Sudan.'The Atbara' 'Khartoum' (3642 Pte. W. Bradley. 1st Sea. Highrs) Important: The Distinguished Conduct Medal was published in the London Gazette issue of 31 October 1902. One of only an estimated 14 x D.C.M.'s awarded to men of the Seaforth Highlanders, for the South African War Private Bradley is also confirmed as having earlier been 'Mentioned-in-Despatches' per the Despatch of Earl Roberts dated 4 September 1901, that was published in the London Gazette issue of 10 September 1901 Note: Private William Bradley 2/Seaforth Highlanders is verified as having been 'Wounded-in-Action' at Paardeberg, South Africa, on 18 February 1900 William Robert Bradley was a native of Brompton, near Northallerton, in North Yorkshire, England, where he was born circa 1871. Sometime prior to 1898, he enlisted into the Seaforth Highlanders and took part in the 'Reconquest of the Sudan Campaign' with the 1st battalion of that regiment Following the outbreak of the South African War, Bradley, by then a 'Reservist' was recalled to 'The Colours' and posted to "D" Company, 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, with which unit served in South Africa, the regiment forming part of the Highland Brigade Fortuitously, his local newspaper 'The Yorkshire Herald' published several articles pertaining to Private Bradley (and his brother who served in another regiment, the King's Own Scottish Borderers), of which we are below quoting the most detailed articles. The first published in 'The Yorkshire Herald' on 12 February 1900 (‘A Lucky Highlander’: Battle of Magersfontein) is based on a letter that Bradley had written home to a relative in Middlesbrough – in which, he described his experiences at the bloody battle of Magersfontein (2/Seaforth casualties in the one day action at Magersfontein were an estimated 58 x 'All Ranks' killed, or died of wounds, and no less than 143 x 'All Ranks' wounded in action on that fateful day) as under; Quote, “From Orange River to Modder River was a five days’ march, and they had covered four of these marches. When on the fifth day they were on the move the order was given to go back two marches, as the Boers had got round on the flank of the advancing force, and attacked a small station named Hensley. They had just time to get bullie [sic] beef and biscuits served out, and they all fell in with a biscuit in one hand and a lump of bullied beef in the other. The fight had been going on ten hours when they arrived on the scene, and found 200 Britishers keeping about 900 Boers at bay. The enemy made for the hills on the arrival of reinforcements. Returning to Modder River on December 10th [1899], the Highland Brigade was told off to advance, and started at 2.30 a.m., little anticipating the warm reception awaiting them on the following morning. The writer refers to the shelling of the Boer trenches at Magersfontein, and to the advance made on the 11 th. He says; "We were told to advance, and away we went, not knowing that we were going to get some of Kruger’s pills as soon as daylight broke. Before we knew what was coming we got a shower of bullets. The brigade was in quarter column, and we all dropped on the ground like one man. Someone gave an order to fix bayonets and charge, and at the same time an order was given to extend to the right and get cover. The Boers kept firing all the time, and bullets came like a shower of hailstones. Men were shot like rabbits, and those who went to the right got the worst. As for myself, there was a hill close by, and there I took cover. When I looked round I could see nothing but dead. In trying to get back again I was lucky, for as soon as I made a move bullets came whizzing round me. When things qui[e]ted down a bit and when sick of lying down, I got up and made my way back to the artillery, 1400 yards distant. I afterwards found that two bullets had passed through my kilt, and I must have been a lucky man to escape. There were some pitiful sights – some men with heads and others with legs and arms blown off. It was cruel to see them, and amongst the dead I picked out my chum in Egypt. The troops are all anxious for another advance. The Highland Brigade could not get it much hotter than they did." Unquote. Private Bradley then fought at the Battle of Paardeberg in February 1900 and was wounded. He was subsequently invalided home from South Africa on 6 June 1900, with the following account appearing in the same local newspaper; Quote, “On Thursday night [5 July 1900] Private W.R. Bradley, of 2nd Seaforth Highlanders, who was wounded in South Africa, at Pietermaritzburg, arrived at his home at Brompton, near Northallerton On the arrival of the train at 7.40 p.m. Bradley was met by his brother and sister, and other friends, and received a very hearty greeting. A trap was in waiting, and he was drawn by willing hands to the Shop End, where a trolley did duty as a platform, and here Bradley, who was loudly cheered, was presented by the school children, who had accompanied him from the railway station, with a purse of gold. Messrs. J.P. Yeoman’s workmen (with whom Bradley worked prior to going to South Africa) also presented him with a purse of gold, which was handed to him by Mr. Rd. Brown. Master Wilson gave Bradley the purse on behalf of the children. Bradley, who looked well, returned thanks, and said he had come home on furlough, and hoped soon to be well. He was pleased to return back to his friends and comrades at Brompton. Bradley has been in three engagements in South Africa, and has been wounded in the hip. He also went through the Chitral and Soudan campaigns." Unquote. Important: Contrary to the above journalistic mis-information. Private William Robert Bradley was not wounded at Pietermaritzburg, but at 'Paardeberg'. Further he did not, qualify or receive any medal and clasp for the 'Chitral' campaign in India during 1895 (we have checked the medal rolls in which his name, and or service details, 'does not' appear) The medal roll for the Queen's South Africa medal show that Private Bradley was 'Invalided' to the United Kingdom (sources confirm 6 June 1900) - and would have taken his final discharge sometime in 1900. He is recorded to have married locally in 1901, and to have died at Northallerton sometime during the first quarter of 1925 The medals each fitted with contemporary stitched silk ribands, that for the DCM now frayed Condition: VF
A Gallipoli 'First Day Lander - 6 VC's Before Breakfast' group of 7: Regimental Sergeant Major Frederick Brennan, Lancashire Fusiliers late 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers - 1914-15 Star (2306 Pte. F. Brennan. Lan. Fus.) - British War Medal (2306 Sjt. F. Brennan. Lan. Fus.) - Interallied Victory Medal (2306 Sjt. F. Brennan. Lan. Fus.) - Defence Medal - Military LS&GC Medal. GV issue (7808603 W.O, Cl. II. F. Brennan. Lan.Fus.) - Military Meritorious Service. GVI post 1947 (7808603 W.O, Cl. I. F. Brennan. Lan.Fus.) Important: On the outbreak of the Great War, the 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers were stationed in India. The recipients Medal Index Card confirms that he first entered theatre of War '2B' (BaLkans - read 'Gallipoli') on 25 April 1915 - the 'first day' of landings at Gallipoli. The Lancashire Fusilers in particular won undying fame at Gallipoli on 'Day 1' of the landings, having won 6 x Victoria Crosses 'before breakfast' on that fateful day Sergeant Major Brennan is reported to have served in India with 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers in the post-war years, where he married Doris E. Roberts at Jullunder, Punjab, India in 1920. In 1922, his wife bore him two children, Dorothy and Frederick H. Brennan, who were born at Nowshera, Punjab, India The medal group mounted in the swing-style and 'as-worn' by the recipient. The medals suspended on silk ribands, the mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: VF
A Gallipoli 'First Day Landers' impressive group of 9: Squadron-Leader John Holt, M.B.E., Royal Air Force late 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers - Order of the British Empire, MBE (Civil sic) Member’s Type II badge - Order of St. John of Jerusalem. Officers breast badge - 1914-15 Star (1222 Cpl. J. Holt, Lan. Fus.) - British War Medal (1222 Cpl. J. Holt, Lan. Fus.) - Interallied Victory Medal (1222 Cpl. J. Holt, Lan. Fus.) - Defence Medal - War Medal - Delhi Durbar Medal 1911 - R.A.F. LS&GC. GV issue (104814 S.M.1, J. Holt. R.A.F.) Important: On the outbreak of the Great War, the 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers were stationed in India. The recipients Medal Index Card confirms that he first entered theatre of War '2B' (Blakans - read 'Gallipoli') on 25 April 1915 - the 'first day' of landings at Gallipoli. The Lancashire Fusilers in particular won undying fame at Gallipoli on 'Day 1' of the landings, having won 6 x Victoria Crosses 'before breakfast' on that fateful day Note: Holt does not appear in the published medal roll of the 1911 Delhi Durbar medal to the British Army. However, we have been able to confirm the award of the below following; - MBE (Military Division) M.B.E. (Ref London Gazette 14 June 1945) - Order of St. John of Jerusalem (Reference London Gazette 8 July 1947) - 1914-15 Star 'Trio' (recipients Medal Index Card) - RAF LSGC (Issued on 2 June 1925 per AMO N450 July 1925) John Holt was one of 200 x NCO's holding appointment of 'Sergeant Major 1st Class' to have been awarded the RAF LS&GC medal 194814 Sergeant Major, 1st Class, John Holt, was granted a permanent commission as a Medical Quartermaster and Flying Officer, effective 8 September 1930. His Royal Air Force Officers number being (23106). John Holt finally retired from the Royal Air Foce on 26 December 1946, at which time he reverted to the retired list, holding the rank of Flight Lieutenant (temp Squadron Leader) Quarter-Master The medal group professionally 'Court-Mounted' by Spink & Son - but with incorrect riband for MBE! The mounting brooch retaining the original stout brass long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A German 'Brunswick' Great War Iron Cross and campaign medal group of 3: - Prussia: Iron Cross 1914. 2nd Class issue - Brunswick: War Merit Cross Combatants 14-18 II Cl (Kriegverdienstkreuz 14-18) - Germany: Cross of Honour 1914-18. Combatants issue (with makers marks on reverse) The group mounted in the German style and presumably as-worn, with the mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A German 'Hanseatic States' Great War Iron Cross and campaign medal group of 3: - Prussia: Iron Cross 1914. 2nd Class issue - Hanseatic Cross (Hanseatenkreuz) with obverse city arms / seal of 'Lubeck' - Germany: Cross of Honour 1914-18. Combatants issue (with makers marks on reverse) Note: The City of Lubeck had the smallest issue of Hanseatic Crosses, with an estimated 8000-10,000 issued The group mounted in the German style and presumably as-worn, with the mounting pin removed, but still retaining the clasp fitting Condition: GVF
A German 'Mecklenburg-Schwerin' Great War Iron Cross and campaign medal group of 3: - Prussia: Iron Cross 1914. 2nd Class issue - Mecklenburg-Schwerin: Military Merit Cross (Militärverdienstkreuz) - Germany: Cross of Honour 1914-18. Combatants issue (with makers marks on reverse) The group mounted in the German style and presumably as-worn. The mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A German soldiers Great War Iron Cross and campaign medal group of 4: - Prussia: Iron Cross 1914. 2nd Class issue - Germany: Cross of Honour 1914-18. Combatants issue with crossed swords - Austria: Tirol Campaign medal 1914-18 - Bulgaria: War Medal for Combattants 1914-18 The group mounted in the German style and presumably as-worn. The ribands all being contemporary issues and the reverse of the mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings The red felt pad on the reverse of the mounting bar having the ink address of the military outfitter who mounted the medals, of which we can read; F. Brisch Sohn Nachflg, of Franz Ackermann, Koblenz (see illustrations for reverse image) Sold together with associated riband bar, this latter also retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings to reverse Condition: GVF
A good 'Territorial Force' 1914 campaign and long service group to a casualty: Private Frederick Harrison, 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment - 1914 Star. No clasp (17 Pte. F. Harrison 1/4 Suff. R.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (17 Pte. F. Harrison. Suff. R.) - Interallied Victory Medal (17 Pte. F. Harrison. Suff. R.) - Territorial Force Efficiency Medal. GV issue (41096 Pte. F. Harrison 4/ Suff.R.) Recipient confirmed as entitled to all medals and clasp and being 'Wounded-in-Action' in France & Flanders Frederick Harrison enlisted in the 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment on 2 March 1908. He is confirmed from his Medal Index Card as having first entered a theatre of war 'France and Flanders' on 8 November 1914. Notes with the group show that that he was wounded by GSW to 'Neck & Shoulder' on 8 September 1915. He finally took his discharge on 20 August 1918 due to the nature of his earlier 'Wounds' (the accompanying Silver War Badge copy extract page refers). His T.F.E.M. was awarded per Army Order 236 of 1 August 1918 The medals sold with accompanying copied MIC's for campaign medals, SWB and TFEM, as well as some other hand-written notes The trio mounted 'as-worn' in the swing style hanging from old silk ribands, the mounting brooch retaining its hinged pin and casp fitting Condition: About VF
A good Brigade of Gurkhas British Officers group of 8: Major John Eric McClintock Newbery, M.B.E., 2nd Battalion 10th Gurkha Rifles - Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division). 2nd type breast badge - 1939-45 Star - Italy Star - Defence Medal - War Meda - GSM 1918. GVI type II & clasp 'Malaya' & MID oakleaf (Capt J.E. McC. Newbery. 10 G.R.) - GSM 1962. With 2 clasps 'Borneo' 'Malay Peninsula' (Capt. J.E. McC. Newbery. 10 G.R.) - EIIR Silver Jubilee Medal 1977 Note: The clasps on the GSM attached by a long silver rod as customary issued John Eric McClintock Newbery served all of his military career with the Brigade of Gurkhas, being a regimental officer of 2nd Battalion 10th Gurkha Rifles for the majority of that service before been appointed to Headquarters Brigade of Gurkhas in 1968 Mention in Despatches confirmed a sbeing an award for 'Gallant and Disntingished Services in Malay', per London Gazette of 26 October 1954 Important: Major Newbery was created a Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) per announcement published in nthe Supplement to the London Gazette on 3 June 1978. The official recommendation fior the award of the M.B.E., is given below; Quote, Since mid 1965 Headquarters Brigade of Gurkhas and their record office have been preparing plans for the rundown and reorganisation of the Brigade. Major Newbery, holding the appointment of Officer in Charge of Gurkha Records, has been the linchpin in all this work and during 1977, his exceptional hard work and ability has ensured the best possible plans for rundown and reorganisation have been prepared. For this work the Brigade of Gurkhas is deeply indebted to him For background information he has, for the best part of his career, served on limited engagements which could well have discouraged any lesser officer from the total and uncompromising involvement which he has always demonstrated. For the whole of his service he has belonged to one regiment and initially soldiered in the Middle East and Italy; later he was involved in the protracted operations during the Malayan Emergency and then Confrontation in Borneo. Since 1968 he has been with Gurkha Records and proved himself to be absoloutely dedicated to his work To return to the period for which Major Newbery has been recommended to receive an award, the planning and execution of the present rundown and reorganisation of the Brigade of Gurkhas for which he has been responsible has been a most difficult task. Last year his work was made particularly difficult by changed orders and plans which required all his previous studies to be reviewed and re-written. This has been a time-consuming and exhausting business making heavy demands on his mental and physical resources. It is ironical that some of the heaviest burden of work fell on his shoulders during the later stages of his his career when he might justifiably, have hoped to relax His selfless devotion over the past 12 months has been an inspiration to all those who have worked under him and he is a fine example to the Brigade of Gurkhas. Such devotion to duty as his deserves recognition Unquote. Medals mounted in the court-style, suspended from a brooch bar that retains the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings There are neat official corrections to his rank and surname on the GSM 1918 (quite common for issues of that period to the Brigade of Gurkhas) A copy of the respective London Gazette entry pages for the MBE / MID will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment Condition: The earlier medals VF the EIIR issues GVF and better
A good Chief Constables - and former Indian Army Officers - medal group of 10: Chief Constable R.H.D. Bolton, O.B.E., Kt.St.J, Northamptonshire Constabulary, late Metropolitan Police, 2nd Battalion 7th Gurkha Rifles and 101st Grenadiers, Indian Army - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division). 2nd type breast badge - Officer of the Order of St. John. Silver and enamel breast badge - 1914-15 Star (2/Lieut. R.H.D. Bolton, The 101/Grndrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Lieut. R.H.D. Bolton.) - Interallied Victory Medal (Lieut. R.H.D. Bolton.) - IGS 1908. GV issue with clasp \'Waziristan 1919-21\' (Capt. R.H.D. Bolton, 2-7 G.R.) - Defence Medal (Capt R.H.D. Bolton) - Coronation Medal 1937 (Capt R.H.D. Bolton) - Coronation Medal 1953 (Capt R.H.D. Bolton) - Police Long Service & Good Conduct Medal. EIIR issue (Robert H.D. Bolton Ch. Const.) Note: The back-strap of the clasp on the IGS medal removed to facilitate court-mounting. The Defence Medal and Coronation medals all privately named; The Defence Medal in the \'Boots\' style, and the Coronations in neat stippled engraved capitals Important: Pre 1947 campaign medals named with regimental designation 7 G.R. to British Officers of the 7th Gurkha Rifles are rare on the market, as - apart from some \'odd-man\'- medals - the only campaign medals awarded to 7 G.R. that include the regimental designation were 1914-15 Stars and IGS 1908 medals Robert Hendry Dundas Bolton was born on 13 January 1893 in Koppa Kadur, Mysore, India. He was the son of Edward Craword Bolton (a native of Malone, Ireland) and Caroline Anna Maria Bolton (nee Dundas). Both his father and grandfather before him were British Officers of the Indian Army. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Indian Army Reserve of Officers 13 November 1914. Subsequently serving with 101st Grenadiers serving East Africa through to 1916. Appointed to Indian Army (Regular) on 4 June 1917. Promoted Captain 13 August 1919, he subsequently served with 2nd Battalion 7th Gurkha Rifles in Waziristan on the North West Frontier of India. On 18 November 1921, he transferred service to the British Army and thereafter served with 1st Battalion Duke of Wellingtons Regiment, including appointments as Officer, Company of Gentlemen Cadets at Royal Military College, Sandhurst, 30 August 1923 - 31 August 1927. Other appointments included spells as Regimental Adjutant 1/D.W.R. 1927-30, and then as Adjutant 6th (Territorial) Battalion in 1931. He retired from the \'Dukes\', and the British Army on 30 November 1933. In 1933, Captain Bolton joined the Metropolitan Police, and with a few short years was Chief Constable of the \'West End\'. In 1941 Captain Bolton was appointed Chief Constable of Northamptonshire, a position he held through to 1961, during which time he was decorated with both the OBE (LG 2 January 1956) and Knight of St.John (LG 4 January 1952). Evidently a man of many talents, Captain Bolton was also a distinguished \'Cricketer\' having played numerous first class cricket matches for \'Hampshire\' County Cricket Club Captain Bolton died at St.Pancras London on 3 October 1964 The group professionally court-mounted by Spink of London, and as-worn by the recipient. The medals all fitted with contemporary silk ribands, the reverse of the mounting with \'Spink label, and the mounting bar retaining the original long hinged bar and clasp fittings Sold together with a file of copied research including a particularly fine copy portrait photograph of Captain Bolton as Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Constabulary, wearing all his medals \'court-mounted\', as here offered for sale Condition: Mostly about EF
A good documented Highland Brigade campaign pair for Egypt 1882: Corporal John Howatt, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders - Egypt Medal. 1882 reverse \'Tel-el-Kebir\' (1101 Lce Cpl. J. Howatt. 1/Gord:Highrs) - Egypt: Khedives Egypt Star obverse dated 1882 Important: Above medals confirmed on original accompanying ephemera as being the recipients full medal entitlement Sold together with original parchment certificates; Army Form B.126 and Royal Hospital Chelsea \'Out-Pension\' certifcates. Also with copied extracts of 4 pages of a hand-written written letter, reported to be - but not verified by us - to have been written by the recipient to his brother sometime after the Battle of Tel-el-Kebir from Tantak, Egypt 23 September 1882. The letter graphically describes the part played by the recipient, his regiment and the Highland Brigade during the battle and subsequent pursuit and capture of Arabi Pasha\'s forces. The \'extract\' pages sold with the medals are not signed, but are without doubt the writings of a Gordon Highlander and presumably part of larger letter which may be held at the Gordon Highlanders Museum, or the National War Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh John Howatt a native of Govan, Renfrewshire, Scotland, attested for service with the 75th Regiment at Glasgow on, 19 November 1862. At time of his enlistment he was 18 years of age, and he described his Trade as being a \'Reed Maker\'. He served continuously with the 75th Regiment / 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders through to his discharge at Fort Brockhurst, Gosport, on 5 February 1884, by which time he had racked up 21 years and 61 days with the Colours. In total he served 10 years 269 days overseas in Gibraltar, South Africa, South Africa, Malta and Egypt, and at time of discharge his conduct and character was described as \'Good\' . His intended place of residence after discharge was cited as being; 174, South Cumberland Street, Glasgow. The medals mounted on card for display purposes Condition: Only minor pitting otherwise about VF
A good fighting citation MC group of 3: Captain Donald Fraser Proctor, M.C., 7th Battalion Gordon Highlanders - Military Cross. GV issue - British War Meda; Silver issue (2.Lieut D.F. Proctor.) - Interallied Victory Medal (2.Lieut D.F. Proctor.) Important: Military Cross citation published in the Supplement to the London Gazette, 7 November 1918; Quote, For conspicuous gallantry during an attack. He led his men, together with others he collected, with the greatest dash, capturing a number of prisoners and destroying several machine-gun nests. He showed a fine example of courage and able leadership, and rendered valuable services. Unquote. Note: Donald Fraser Proctor is a unique name / rank in the Medal Index Card archive Donald Fraser Proctor was born at Fochabers, Morayshire, Scotland on 10 April 1896. Educated at Aberdeen Grammar School, he had been a Solictors Clerk residing at Monaltrie Cottage, Ballater, Aberdeenshire. Prior to being commissioned in 1917, and subsequently serving with his local Territorial Force unit, '7th 'Deeside' Battalion Gordon Highlanders', Donald had served with the Mechanical Transport of the Army Service Corps (home service). Medals sold together with set of officers service papers, and copy of published citation from the London Gazette Condition: GVF
A good Great War, Post War campaign and long service group of 6: Chief Prison Officer George Ferguson, H.M. Prison Wandsworth, late Northumberland Fusiliers & West Yorkshire Regiment - British War (202619 Pte. G. Ferguson. W. York. R.) - Interallied Victory Medal (202619 Pte. G. Ferguson. W. York. R.) - General Service Medal. GV first issue with clasp Iraq, (88831 Pte. G. Ferguson. North\'D Fus.) - Imperial Service Medal. EIIR issue - EIIR Coronation Medal, 1953 - France: Commemorative Medal \'Batailles De La Somme, Juillet-Novembre MCMXVI\' Important: All medals, except for the last \'Veterans Commemorative\' medals are confirmed as entitled - the last medal with an incorrect substitute riband George Ferguson, a resident of 28, Worley Avenue, Low Fell, Gateshead on Tyne, is confirmed as having first entered a theate of war while serving with the West Yorkshire Regiment, during which time he qualified for the British War and Interallied Victory medals. He subsequently transferred to the York and Lancaster Regiment and finally the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, with which latter regiment he served with 2nd Battalion R.N.F. in Iraq (the respective medal roll shows he held the appointment of \'Drummer\' while serving in Iraq. After leavign the British Army, George took up employment with His Majesty\'s Prison Service and rose to the rank of Chief Prison Officer (I Class), in which rank he received the Coronation Medal and later the Imperial Service Medal Soft copies of the below following will refernece sources will be forwarded to the buyer by email file attachment; - Medal Index Card confirming entitlement to Great War pair and GSM only - GSM Medal Roll entry page (WO 100/G3/143) - London Gazette entry page for award of Imperial Service Medal (26 June 1956) - 1953 Coronation Medal roll entry Condition: GVF
A good late Victorian era multi-clasp campaign pair: Private Joseph. Gemmell, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders - IGS 1895. 'RoC' 'Punjab Frontier' 'Tirah' (2970 Pte J. Gemmell, 1st Bn Gord Highrs) - QSA. 'ROK' 'Paard' 'Joh' 'DH' 'Witt' 'SA 1901' (2970 Pte J. Gemmell, 1st Bn Gord Highrs) Important: Both medals and all clasp confirmed on the respective campaign medal rolls, as being the recipients full medal entitlement (ref WO 100/78 & WO 100 / 89 (IGS medal) & WO 100/203 (QSA medal) A scarce combination of clasps denoting service with the Mounted Infantry during the South African War Joseph Gemmell, a Scotsman, was a native of Barony, Glasgow, Scotland. A 'Porter' by occupation, he attested for the Gordon Highlanders at Glasgow on 1 June 1888, aged 24 years. Joseph subsequently served a total of 15 years and 261 days with the Gordon Highlanders, with most of his service being spent overseas in Ceylon, India, Egypt, South Africa and Malta. His extant service papers confirm both medals and clasps as his full and only medal entitlement The recipients service papers are extant at The National Archives and a soft-copy set will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment Condition: Contact marks otherwise about VF
A good multi-campaign medal group of 8: Sergeant J.G. Young, Royal Army Pay Corps late 1st Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) - 1939-45 Star - Africa Star. With clasp '8th Army' - Italy Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Korea Medal (2758006 Sjt. J.S. Young. B.W.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' - General Service Medal 1962. With clasp 'Borneo' (27658006 Sgt. J.G. Young. RAPC.) Note: Difference in second initial on the named medals, and that the service number on the GSM has an additional digit The recipients unique regimental number on his Korea Medal indicates that the recipient was a pre 1942 recruit into the Black Watch Sold together with a name plate removed from a frame Condition: GVF
A good multi-clasp late Victorian campaign medal pair: 'Pioneer Sergeant' James Allen, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders - IGS 1895. 'ROC' 'PF 97-78' 'Tirah 97-98' (3695 Pte J. Allan 1st Bn Gord: Highrs) - QSA Medal. With 5 clasps 'CC' 'Pa' 'Drief' 'Joh' 'Belfast' (3695 Sgt J. Allen, Gordon Highrs:) Note: IGS 1895 with a customised silver ring attachment between earliest and second clasp - and typical thus Important: Both medals and all clasps confirmed as the recipients full medal and clasp entitlement per the respective campaign medal rolls (ref WO 100/78 & WO 100/89 for IGS 1895; WO 100/243 for QSA) James Allen was a native of Shoreditch, London, Middlesex, England, where he was born circa 1870. By 'Trade' he described himself as a 'French Polisher' and was 21 years and 11 months of age when he enlisted at London on 4 February 1891, for service with the British Army, and the Gordon Highlanders, which latter regiment he joined at Aberdeen, Scotland on 10 February 1891. His terms of engagement were to be 7 years with the Colours and 5 years in the reserve. James subsequently served overseas in India for 6 years and 235 days between 1892-1898, during which time he served in the Chitral campaign of 1895, and was again on the North West Frontier of India for the Punjab Frontier and Tirah expeditions of 1897-1898, during which his regiment won undying fame for their forward gallantry at the 'Storming of the Dargai Heights'. Campaign service apart, James appears to have had a full and personally very rewarding time of it in India, as his records reveal that in 1897, he had attended various courses of instruction at Roorkee College - the famous Indian Army school of engineering - and the home depot of the Bengal Sappers and Miners - where he gained certificates of proficiency in 'Field Fortifcation, Buliding Construction and Workshops', in the same year he was promoted and appointed 'Pioneer Sergeant' of the regiment on 3 August 1897. The following year he married his wife, Mary Stafford (described as a widow), on 1 June 1898, at the hill-station of Murree in the Punjab. He was transferred to the Army Reserve on 26 June 1899, but only months later was recalled to the colours to re-join his regiment for the South African War, subsequently serving in South Africa for 1 year and 287 days between 9 November 1899 and 22 August 1901. Sergeant Allen took his final discharge form the British Army on 3 February 1903 on his completion of 12 years service Service papers for this recipient are extant and available from the National Archives Both medals mounted in the swing stle in reverse order of precedence and suspended from an attractive customised medal brooch, this latter stamped 'silver' on reverse and retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: Toned GVF
A good post-war distinguished services group of 5: Sergeant Alfred Pritchard, B.E.M., 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards - British Empire Medal (Military). EIIR issue (23474328 Sgt. Alfred Pritchard. Coldm. Gds.) - War Medal - GSM 1918. 2nd issue 'Malaya' (2669148 Cpl. A. Pritchard. Coldm Gds.) - GSM 1962. With clasp 'South Arabia' (23474328 Sgt. A. Pritchard. Coldm Gds) - Military LS&GC. EIIR & 'Regular Army' bar (23474328 Sgt. A. Pritchard. Coldm Gds.) Important: The award of the British Empire Medal was published in the London Gazette of 1 January 1967. The official recommendation for the award is quoted below; Quote, Place BAOR and ADEN 1964-1966 Battalion Provost Sergeant 23474328 Sergeant Alfred PRITCHARD Coldsteam Guards For the past 18 months Sergeant Pritchard has been Provost Sergeant of the 1st Bn. Coldstream Guards. in BAOR and from October 1965 to April 1966 in Aden. The high standards he maintains in the Guardroom in his charge are constant and unchanging. His care has never failed to have the right effect on a soldier under sentence, both as regards appearance and on his attitude to the service. His abilities are well known outside his Battalion and it is often necessary to refuse applications from neighbouring units when too many ask to put their wrong doers in his care In Aden, the Guardroom was a tent but standards were in no way relaxed and Sergeant PRITCHARD ran the Guardroom every bit as efficiently and effectively as in the more sophisticated accomodation in BAOR. At the same time he runs a contented and effective staff and every NCO who has spent 6 months on his staff as a Regimental Police Corporal has had cause to be grateful for his training Outside the Guardroom his unswerving sense of duty and unbending standards are well known to every man and have a very marked effect on the discipline and morale of the Battalion. His presence at trouble spots, and his wise but uncompromising advice to many a young man ahev bene major factors in the prevention of crime. He is regarded with respect and no little affection by all He has now served over 21 years service in the Coldstream Guards and has been Provost Sergeant for 14 of them. He has given consistently loyal and devoted service and his performance over the past 18 months has been outstanding and worthy of positive recognition Unquote. The group mounted in the court-style. The mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: Minor contacting on GSM 1918 otherwise GVF
A good Royal Household 'Balmoral' group of 4: Thomas Fraser. Golf Course Keeper, Balmoral - Royal Victorian Medal. EIIR issue. Silver. In case of issue - Jubilee Medal 1935 - Coronation Medal 1937. In card box of issue - Royal Household Medal. GVI issue '1918-1938', with 'Thirty Years' clasp (Fraser,T homas) Sold together with 2 x Royal Commemorative medals Note: Except for Jubilee medal all are cased as issued, and except for Coronation medal all fitted with silver or silvered mounting brooches as issued / worn by recipient Important: The Royal Victorian Medal is confirmed as issued on 1 June 1953 The group fresh to the collectors market Condition: EF
A good \'Black Watch\' South African War, \'Delhi Durbar\' and long service medal group of 4: Colour-Sergeant Thomas Duncan Cunningham, 2nd Battalion Royal Highlanders - QSA Medal. Silver with 3 clasps \'CC\' \'OFS\' \'TR\' (6533 Sgt T. D.Cunningham, 2nd Rl: Highldrs) - KSA Medal. With usual 2 x dated South Africa clasps (6533 Sgt T. D. Cunningham, Rl: Highrs) - Delhi Durbar Medal 1911. Silver issue (6533 C S T.Cunningham, R. H.) - Military LS&GC Medal. GV first issue (6533 C.Sjt T. D. Cunningham, R.Hdrs) Important: The Delhi Durbar is named in the distinctive regimentally impressed style common for this regiment Note: All medals and clasps confirmed as entitled and all enumerated in the recipients \'Pension Papers\' (ref WO 364 file series at The National Archives) respective medal rolls and registers Thomas Duncan Cunningham, was a native of Cupar, Fife, Scotland, (his father lived at The Mount, Cupar, Fife), and described his \'Trade\' as being a \'Clerk\' when he first enlisted for regular service with the British Army at Perth, Scotland, on 5 August 1892. His papers show that prior to enlisting for the Regular Army he cited earlier military service with the local 6th Volunteer Battalion Royal Highlanders. Allocated regimental number 5318, his first period of regular service was extremely short, as on 5 August 1892 - after only 5 days service with the Royal Highlanders - he \'Purchased\' his discharge for 10 pounds. Whatever his reason for purchasing his discharge it evidently did not dampen his desire to be a Highlander, as he subsequently joined-up a second time on 1 December 1896 - this time being allocated regimental number 6533, and serving continuously with 2nd Battalion Royal Highlanders through to 1913, thence to 3rd Battalion Royal Highlanders from 1913. He took his final discharge on 30 November 1918, at which time he was a Warrant Officer II, holding rank of Company Sergeant Major serving with 2/1st Highland Cyclist Battalion, which unit he had jbeen transferred to 1918. Throughout his long military career Thomas was never reduced in rank, and although as he remained on \'Home Service\' during the Great War, he had racked up considerable overseas service earlier in his career as under; - South Africa: 9 August 1900 - 22 October 1902 (2 Years 43 Days) - India: 23 October 1902 - 29 October 1913 (11 Years 7 Days) At time of discharge he was in possession of four medals, including the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal awarded per Army Order 134/15 Note the above details were extrapolated from the recipients on-line Pension Papers (originals held at The National Archives) Condition: VF
A Great War & India service A.R.R.C. nursing group of 5: Lady Superintendent Rosamond Lucy Nevile, Queen Alexandra’s Military Nursing Service India - Royal Red Cross, 2nd Class (A.R.R.C.), G.V.R., silver and enamel, unnamed; - 1914 Star (Nursing Sister, R.L. Nevile, Q.A.M.N.S.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Nsg. R. L. Nevile.) - Interallied Victory Medal (Nsg. R. L. Nevile.) - IGS Medal 1908. GV type I 'Waziristan 1919-21' (N-Sister. R. L, Nevile, Q.A.M.N.S.I.) Important: The award of the Associate of the Royal Red Cross was published in the London Gazette of 12 September 1919 Rosamond Lucy Nevile, the daughter of Nevile, was a native of Hammersmith, London, where she was born on 1 June 1877. Prior to joining the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service as a Staff Nurse in 1907 (ref Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps Volume 9 July 1907), Rosamond had been employed as a Nurse in England. In 1901 the National Census for England and Wales records her as being employed at Salisbury Infirmary. The Indian Army Lists show that Rosamond first commenced her service with the Q.A.M.N.S.I. on 29 November 1911. As a Nursing Sister with the Q.A.M.N.S.I. she entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 7 November 1914 (Medal Index Card refers). All 17 Nurses of the Q.A.M.M.S.I. that had served in France were withdrawn had been withdrawn by latest March 1916. Rosamond returned to India, and it was for her services in India that she was awarded the A.R.R.C.. She continued to serve in India through to at least 1933. She was appointed a Senior Nursing Sister in November 1924 and Lady Superintendent in August 1930. Reference various Indian Army Lists she served at the below following Indian Stations between 1915-1933; - 1916: Poona - 1921: Sialkot - 1933: Dalhousie Rosamond Lucy Nevile is recorded as having died in the last quarter of 1972, at Taunton, Somerset, England. At the time of her death Rosamond was 95 years of age Sold together with some copied research including trasncript Medal Index Card and various extracts from Indian Army Lists Medal group mounted for display purposes on a named display board Sold together with a file of various copied research that confirms all above details Condition: The group about GVF
A Great War 'Casualty' gallantry and campaign medal group of 4: Second Lieutenant Robert. M. Tulloch, 9th Battalion Machine Gun Corps, late 5th Battalion Cameron Highlanders - Military Medal, G.V.R. (S-11776 Sjt: R. M. Tulloch, 5/Cam: Hdrs) - 1914-15 Star (S-11776 Sjt. R. M. Tulloch, Cam’n Highrs.) - British War (2.Lieut. R. M. Tulloch.) - Interallied Victory Medal (2.Lieut. R. M. Tulloch.) Note: The award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette issue of 22 January 1917 Important: Confirmed 'Wounded-in-Action' with GSW (Gunshot & Shrapnel Wound) to the face on 15 August 1918 Robert Morrison Tulloch, a native of Barony, Glasgow, Scotland. Prior to the Great War he lived in the Crossmyloof district of Glasgow, being employed as a School Teacher at the Garnetbank School. Robert attested for the Cameron Highlanders at Glasgow on 3 September 1914, aged 25 years. Serving in the 5th Battalion he was posted to France in May 1915 and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field during October 1916. Transferred to the Machine Gun Corps in March 1917, he was discharged to a commission in that unit on 26 July 1917. Sold together with quantity of hard-copy service papers - this reflected in postage Condition: Mostly GVF
A Great War 'casualty' campaign group of 3: Lance-Corporal John Hunter, 5th (Service) Battalion Queens Own Cameron Highlanders - 1914-15 Star (S-14550 L-Cpl. J. Hunter. Cam'n Highrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (S-14550 Pte. J. Hunter. Camerons.) - Interallied Victory Medal (S-14550 Pte. J. Hunter. Camerons.) Important: Lance-Corporal Hunter is confirmed (ref his service papers WO 363 series) as having been 'Wounded-in-Action' in France & Flanders on 25 September 1915 (the opening day of the Battle of Loos John Hunter, the son of Andrew Ritchie Hunter, was a native of Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. He was 19 years of age and by occupation a 'Bank Clerk' when he enlsited for for service the British Army, at Inverness, Scotland, on 9 September 1914, and subsequently posted the 5th (Service) Battalion Cameron Highlanders. He was however no stranger to military life, as on his attestation papers he cited 2 years prior service with the Army Service Corps (presumably this was in the Territorial Force). His Medal index Card shows that he first entered theatre of war 'France' on 10 May 1915, when together with the rest of 5/Camerons, the battalion disembarked at Boulogne. On the opening day of the Bttle of Loos. he is confirmed as having been 'Wounded-in-Action', with 'Gun Shot and or Shrapnel' (GSW) to his 'Head and Chest'. On leaving the Army he held a qualifciation as a '1st Class Shot' and gave his forwarding address as 49, Watson Road, Worksop, Nottinghamshire A copy of the respective Medal Index Card will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment Condition: About GVF
A Great War 'Casualty' campaign medal pair together with associated Memorial Plaque: Private Stanley Hayne Kennedy, 2/10th Battalion The King's (Liverpool Regiment) - Liverpool Scottish - British War Medal. Silver issue (359077 Pte. S. H. Kennedy. L'Pool R.) - Interallied Victory Medal (359077 Pte. S. H. Kennedy. L'Pool R.) - Memorial Plaque (Stanley Hayne Kennedy) Sold together with; - White metal glengarry badge of Liverpool Scottish, Previously brooched, pin now removed - Crushed named card box of issue and original paper insert envelopes for the medal (a/f) Note: Both campaign medals retaining their orginal long lengths of silk watered ribands as issued Important: The recipient is confirmed as 'Killed-inAction' on 20 August 1917, and is commemorated on the CWGC Ploegseert Memorial, Belgium Stanley Hayne Kennedy, a native of Liverpool, England, where he was born circa 1892, was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Kennedy. His father, Thomas Kennedy, a Police Constable with the Liverpool City Police (and whose Police medals are being offered for sale separately on this website), was a Scot, so it is little surpising, that Stanley should have enlisted in and served with the 'Liverpool Scottish' during the Great War. Prior to the Great War Stanley had been employed as a Clerk, the 1911 National Census recording that in that year he was residing with his parents and siblings at 170 Upper Warwick Street, Toxteth, Liverpool Condition: Mostly GVF
A Great War 'Casualty' campaign medal pair together with Silver War Badge: Gunner Frederick Ellis, 2/1 Lancashire Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery - British War Medal. Silver issue (308744 Gnr. F. Ellis. R.A.) - Interallied Victory Medal (308744 Gnr. F. Ellis. R.A.) - Silver War Badge. Reverse numbered (B323877) Note: Sold together with the original named, numbered and dated award document for the Silver War Badge Important: Confirmed 'Wounded' to left leg and chest by GSW on 8 April 1918 Samuel 'Frederick' Ellis, who was born on 6 December 1897, and was a native of Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, where his father (a Police Constable, whose Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society Medal with 3 further clasps is being sold separately on this website) resided at 20 Northbrook Street. Prior to signing-up Frederick had been employed as a 'Picture Frame Maker'. He enlisted in the British Army on 18 February 1915 (at which time he lied about his age declaring himself as 20 years of age, when he was only 17), and was subsequently posted to 2/1 st Lancashire Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. He embarked at Southampton on 30 June 1916, and disembarked at Le Havre, France on 1 July1916. In total he served 21 months overseas in Belgium and France, and is confirmed as having been 'Wounded' on 8 April 1918, receiving GSW (Gunshot and Shrapnel Wound) to his left leg and chest, which post-war the pension board assessed as being a 20% disability. His Medal Index and Silver War Badge cards show that he was only entitled to 2 x campaign medals for his services during the Great War, and in addition was received the Silver War Badge. Gunner Ellis took his discharge on 8 July 1919. Samuel 'Frederick' Ellis is recorded a shaving died in Liverpool, England, sometime in the third quarter of 1971 Note: The recipients Pension Papers are extant and are held at The National Archives Condition: GVF
A Great War 'Immediate' meritorious service and campaign medal group of 3: Sergeant George Peat, 126th Company Labour Corps late The Queen's Regiment - British War Medal. Silver issue (51903 Sjt. G. Peat. The Queen's R.) - Interallied Victory Medal (51903 Sjt. G. Peat. The Queen's R.) - Meritorious Service Medal. 'Immediate' GV first issue (75316 Sjt: G. Peat. 126/Coy Lab:C.) Important: The award of the 'Immediate' MSM was published in the London Gazette of 18 January 1919, "in recognition of valuable service rendered with the Armies in France and Flanders." Reference the recipients Medal Index Card, he only qualified for the 2 x campaign medals for service in the Great War. George Peat was a native of Urmston, Lancashire, England (his place of residence Urmston, is shown in the London Gazette entry page), who had first served overseas in The Queen's Regiment, subsequently transferring to the Labour Corps. The 1911 Census for England and Wales show that George Urmiston was 22 years of age in 1911 and had been born in Umrston circa 1888. In 1911 George was living with his widowed mother and five other siblings at 134, Higher Road, Urmston, where he was employed in assisting in the family 'Butchery' business Condition: GVF
A Great War 'Killed-in-Action' campaign medal group of 3: Private James Gowans, 2nd Battalion Cameron Highlanders - 1914-15 Star (S-12967. Pte. J. Gowans, Cam’n Highrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (S-12967 Pte. J. Gowans, Cam’n Highrs.) - Interallied Victory Medal (S-12967 Pte. J. Gowans, Cam’n Highrs.) Important: James Gowans is confirmed as having 'Died-of-Wounds' on 31 May 1915 James Gowans was a native of Glasgow, Scotland. His Medal Index Card confirms that he first entered theatre of war 'France & Flanders' on 25 January 1915. While serving on the front-line with 2/Camerons, he died of wounds on 31 May 1915. At the time of his death he was 20 years of age, and was buried in Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles Sold together with hard-copy copied Medal Index Card and and casualty details Condition: EF
A Great War and Iraq 'Scinde Horse' British Officer's group of 3: Captain John Warnes Hudson, Scinde Horse (Indian Army) late South Nottinghamshire Hussars - 1914-15 Star (2.Lieut. J.W.Hudson. S.Notts. Hrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Lieut. J.W. Hudson) - General Service Medal 1918. GV first issue with clasp 'Iraq' (Capt. J.W. Hudson) John Warnes Hudson was a ‘Gentleman Farmer’ and formerly ex-Private, Norfolk Yeomanry. He was commissioned April 1915, into the South Nottinghamshire Hussars. Served with them in, Gallipoli, Macedonia, and Palestine. In April 1918 regiment formed B Bn. MGC (Warwick & South Notts. Hussars Yeomanry battalion). Ordered to France with his regiment, during which transit he survived the sinking of the ‘Leasowe Castle’ (27 May 1918) however was injured at Etaples in July 1918, and finished the war back in the United Kingdom Transferred to the Indian Army in December 1918, and was attached to the 35th Scinde Horse in March 1920, a week prior to the regiment being sent to Iraq. The regiment saw a lot of action in Iraq on the various columns most famously the action at Hillah, 24th July, 1920, in a battle that became known as the 'Manchester column disaster'. The 35th Scinde Horse left Iraq in July 1921 for India. In January 1922, he was appointed the ADC to the General Officer Commanding, Presidency and Assam District in India. He retired with gratuity as a Captain on the 1st September 1922 John Hudson returned to farming and in 1938 had a 400 acre mixed farm at Stow, Kings Lynn, Norfolk Condition: GVF
A Great War and later Third Reich era German gallantry and campaign, ''Gross Ordensspange' mounted group of 6: - Imperial Germany Prussia: Iron Cross 1914. 2nd Class - German State of Oldenburg: Friedrich August Cross - Germany: Cross of Honour 1914-18. Combatant’s issue - Germany Third Reich: Faithful Service Decoration. 2nd Class, enamelled - Bulgaria: War Commemorative Medal 1915-18. Combatant’s issue - Hungary: War Commemorative Medal 1914-18. Combatant’s is The reverse of the medal mounting bar retaining the original long hinged brass pin and clasp fittings Condition: VF
A Great War and Post War campaign and long service medal group of 5: Sapper William Welsh, 55th West Lancashire Divisional Royal Engineers, late 1/5th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders - 1914-15 Star (1306 L-Cpl. W. Welsh, A & S Highrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (1306 Pte. W. Welsh. A. & S.H.) - Interallied Victory Medal (1306 Pte. W. Welsh. A. & S.H.) - Territorial Efficiency Medal (2209514 Spr. W. Welsh, R.E.) - Efficiency Medal. GV issue with 'Territorial' bar (2209514 Spr. W. Welsh, R.E.) The Medal Index Card of Lance-Corporal William Welsh, show that he first enterted a theatre of war, 'Egypt' on 16 June 1915 - this indicating that he was serving with 1/5th (Renfrewshire) Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, which was the only Argylls battalion to serve in Egypt en-route to Gallipoli. He was disembodied on 8 March 1919. Later when serving with the 55th West Lancashire Divisional R.E. (T.A.) he was awarded the T.E.M. by A.O. 59 of 1924 The Great War campaign medals fitted with silk watered ribands, and all court-mounted on card for display Sold together with hard-copy of recipients Medal Index Card for the Great War medals Condition: GF and better
A Great War and \'Post-War\' campaign and long service group of 3: Trooper Charles Reginald Beck, Guards Machine Gun Regiment, late 2nd Life Guards and later Special Constabulary - British War Medal. Silver issue (3660 Tpr. C.R. Beck. 2-L.Gds.) - Interallied Victory Medal (3660 Tpr. C.R. Beck. 2-L.Gds.) - Special Contabulary Fsaithful Service Medal. GV coinage head (Charles R. Beck) Charles Reginald Beck, was a native of Atherstone, Warwickshire, where he lived at 125 Long Street, with his family (including older brother Thomas Edward whose medals are being sold separately on this website). He attested for service with the British Army at Coventry on 10 February 1915, and joined the 2nd Life Guards (Household Cavalry two days later on 12 February 1915.). At the time of his enlistment he described himself as being a \'Farmer\' and was 19 years and 40 days of age. He served with the 2nd Life Guards through to 10 May 1918, on which latter date he transferred to the \'Machine Gun Guards\'. He served overseas in \'France and Flanders\' with 2nd Life Guards between 13 April - 22 November 1917, and was a qualified \'Machine-Gunner\' Above details confirmed from the large set of accessible on-line service records available through the Ancestry website The medal group mounted in the swing-style and \'as-worn\' by the recipient. The medals all suspended from contemporary silk weave ribands. The mounting brooch bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings The recipients miniature medals are being sold separately on this website Condition: VF
A Great War campaign and long service group of 4: Battery Quartermaster Sergeant Atkinson, Royal Artillery, late 2nd Northumbrian Brigade Royal Field Artillery - British War Medal. Silver issue (2552 B.Q.M.Sjt. A. Atkinson. R.A.) - Interallied Victory Medal (2552 B.Q.M.Sjt. A. Atkinson. R.A.) - Territorial Force War Medal (2552 B.Q.M.Sjt. A. Atkinson. R.A.) - Territorial Force Efficiency Medal. GV issue (164 Sjt. A. Atkinson 2 \'N\'Bn: Bde: R.F.A.) Albert Atkinson is confirmed as having qualified for all 3 campaign medals on his respective Medal index Card. This latter also shows his address to have been; \'Parkview\', 218 Meadowhead, Sheffield 8, Yorkshire Sold together with a copy of the recipients Medal index Card The group mounted in the court-style for display purposes Condition: GVF
A Great War campaign and long service group of 4: Private Frederick John Dinnage, Royal Sussex Regiment - British War Medal. Silver issue (951 Pte. F.J. Dinnage. R.Suss.R.) - Interallied Victory Medal (951 Pte. F.J. Dinnage. R.Suss.R.) - Territorial Force War Medal (951 Pte. F.J. Dinnage. R.Suss.R.) - Territorial Force Efficiency Medal. GV issue (503876 Spr: F.J. Dinnage. R.E.) Important: It is 'estimated' that only 107 x TFWM's were awarded to Officers (14) and Other Ranks (93) of the Royal Sussex Regiment (ref: The Collectors and Researchers Guide to the Great War. Medals (H.Williamson, 2003) Frederick Dinnage, a resident of 8 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar, Horsham, Sussex, is confirmed as having qualified for all 3 campaign medals on his respective Medal index Card. This latter also confirms all service numbers shown on above medals, including that used while serving with Royal Engineers Sold together with a copy of the recipients Medal index Card The group mounted in the swing-style, and 'as-worn' the medals hanging from contemporary silk weave ribands. The mounting brooch retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Note: The related Second World War casualty group of the of the recipients son, Albert John Dinnage (2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders) is being sold separately on this website Condition: GVF
A Great War campaign and long service group of 5: Sergeant B. Priest, South Staffordshire Regiment, late Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment - 1914-15 Star (30048 Pte. B. Priest, Notts. & Derby. R.) - British War Medal(30048 Pte. B. Priest. Notts. & Derby. R.) - Interallied Victory Medal (30048 Pte. B. Priest. Notts. & Derby. R.) - Military LSGC. GV & 'Regular Army' bar suspension (4906088 Sjt. B. Priest. S. Staff.R.) - Meritorious Service Medal. GVI second issue (4906088 Sjt. B. Priest. S.Staffords.R.) Bert Priest is confirmed from his respective Medal Index Card as having first entered theatre of war '2B' (Balkans) on 7 November 1915. At the time of his landing in the Balkans (Gallipoli ?) he was serving with the Notts & Derby Regiment. He subsequently served with the Somerset Light Infantry before ending the his war service serving with the South Staffordshire Regiment, with which latter unit he went on to lead a long and distinguished career as testified by the inclusion in his group of both the Military Long Service and Meritorious Service Medals Condition: The earlier Great War medals polished GF and others GVF
A Great War campaign and meritorious service medal group of 4: Corporal John R. Stewart, Army Service Corps, late Royal Scots (Territorial Force) - 1914-15 Star (2228 Pte. J.R. Stewart, R. Scots) - British War (2228 A. Sjt. J.R. Stewart, R. Scots) - Interallied Victory Medals (2228 A. Sjt. J.R. Stewart, R. Scots) - Military Meritorious Service Medal. GV first issue (S4-198989 Cpl. J.R. Stewart, A.S.C.) The award of the Meritorous Service Medal was published in the London Gazette on 4 June 1917 Private John R. Stewart, entered first entered theatre of war 'Egypt' (en-route to Gallipoli?) war on 21 March 1915. It is almost certain that he was serving with 1/5th Battalion (Queen's Edinburgh Rifles) Royal Scots, as the only Territorial Force battalion of the Royal Scots to embark for overseas service in March 1915, was 5/Royal Scots that embarked at Avonmouth on 20 March 1915, going via Egypt to Gallipoli where it landed on 25 April 1915. Transferred to Class Z Reserve on 29 March 1919 Sold together with copied Medal Index Card that will be sent to the buyer by email attachment The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient in the order shown. The ribands are all contemporary silk weaves and are suspended from a mounting brooch that retains the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: Toned GVF
A Great War campaign and meritorious service medal group of 4: Private David Falconer, 9th (Service) Battalion Seaforth Highlanders - 1914-15 Star (S-7204 Pte. D. Falconer, Sea: Highrs) - British War (S-7204 Pte. D. Falconer. Sea. Highrs.) - Interallied Victory Medals (S-7204 Pte. D. Falconer. Sea. Highrs.) - Meritorious Service Medal. GV first issue (S-7204 Pte. D. Falconer. 9/Sea: Highrs) Important: Of an estimated 25,670 \'Immediate\' MSM\'s awarded, only 83 were awarded to men of the Seaforth Highlanders. Consequently complete Great War group including a campaign star and MSM named to the Seaforths are scarce on the market The award of the Meritorous Service Medal was published in the London Gazette on 3 June 1919, and was awarded in respect of services in France and Flanders Per the London Gazette entry, David Falconer is shown as having previously been a resident of Largoward, Fife, Scotland. His Medal Index Card showing that he first entered theatre of war \'France\' on 10 May 1915 - the date 9/Seaforths landed at Boulogne The medals mounted for display in the swing-style, all suspended from contemporary silk weave ribands Sold together with copied Medal Index Cards that will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment Condition: GVF
A Great War campaign group of 3: Driver George W. Percival, Royal Field Artillery - 1914-15 Star (78419 Dvr G.W. Percival. R.F.A.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (78419 Dvr G.W. Percival. R.A.) - Interallied Victory Medal (78419 Dvr G.W. Percival. R.A.) George Percival is confirmed as having first entered a theatre of war 'France' on 10 July 1915. His Medal Index Card also shows that he was entitled to a Silver War Badge, indicating that he was subsequently discharged due to effects of wounds, injuries or debilitating disease incurred as a consequence of military service Condition: The Star polished VF the others EF
A Great War campaign medal group of 3 to a Jock, who suffered amputation due to the severity of his wounds: Private Robert Bell, - 1914-15 Star (S-12916, Pte. R. Bell, Cam'n Highrs,) - British War Medal. Silver issue (S-12916 Pte. R. Bell, Cam'n Highrs.) - Interallied Victory Medal (S-12916 Pte. R. Bell, Cam'n Highrs.) Note: All medals confirmed as entitled, and the recipients full campaign medal entitlement per the recipients respective Medal Index Card, that shows that he first entered theatre of war 'France' on 9 July 1915 Important: Private Robert Bell is confirmed as having been severely 'Wounded-in-Action' by gunshot and shrapnel wound to his left shoulder on 29 October 1917 Robert Bell, was a native of Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and was born circa 1894 . By trade a 'Clerk', on 9 September 1914, Robert, like tens of thousands of other patriotic young male Britons, rallied to his nations need and enlisted for the British Army on a 'Short Service' enagement of three years with the Colours, or 'Duration of the War'. Robert was posted to the Cameron Highlanders depot at Inverness, Scotland, and was initially posted to 7th Battalion Cameron Highlanders from 10 September 1914 until 13 November 1914 on which date he was transferred to 6th Battalion Cameron Highlanders. Robert, together with the rest of 6th Battalion Cameron Highlanders embarked for theatre of war France on, 9 July 1915, arriving at Boulogne on 10 July 1915. Robert was severely wounded in action by Gunshot and Shrapnel to his right leg on 4 November 1916, and was classified as 'Dangerously Ill' for a oeriod of 18 days. As a result of his horrific wounds, his right leg upt to the upper third was amputated. Due to the debilitating wounds he received, Robert was awarded a silver war badge (No 281839) and took his final discharge from the British Army on 28 November 1917, having served a total of 3 years and 81 days. At discharge he was awarded a pension of 27/6 per week for the first 9 weeks, which was reduced to 19/3 thereafter. After discharge he initially resided at 15, Wood View Terrace, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, and later in 1919, at 5, Shaftesbury Street, Dalmuir, Scotland. His extant service records show that he took receipt of his British War and Interallied Victory Medals on 2 June 1921 The recipients service papers are extant and available from the at The National Archives Medals are mounted in the swing-style, and as -worn by the recipient as a disabled war veteran. The ribbons (some fraying) are suspended from a medal mounting bar that retains it's long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: VF
A Great War campaign medal group of 3 to a Jock, who suffered amputation due to the severity of his wounds: Private Bruce McKenzie Charleson, - British War Medal. Silver issue (S-23565 Pte. B. M. Charleson. Camerons.) - Interallied Victory Medal (S-23565 Pte. B. M. Charleson. Camerons.) Note: Both medals confirmed as his full campaign medal entitlement, per the recipients respective Medal Index Card Important: Private Bruce Charleson is confirmed as having been dangerously 'Wounded-in-Action' by gunshot and shrapnel wounds to his left shoulder on 29 October 1917 Bruce McKenzie Charleson, a native of Scotland, was born circa 1898. On 15 May 1916, at the age of 18 years and 2 months and describing himself as a 'Student' ' (he attended Glasgow University) he enlisted for the British Army, at Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland, on a 'Short Service' enagement for the 'Duration of War'. At time of elistment Bruce was living at his father's residence, at 28 Roselea Drive, Dennistown, Glasgow, Scotland. His father Adam Bruce Charleson, a native of Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, was a sea-going Engineer Officer of the Mercantile Marine. Bruce served 58 days with the Army Reserve between 15 May - 11 July 1916. Subsequently obilized on, 12 July 1916, on that date Bruce joined the regimental depot of the Cameron Highlanders at Inverness, and after training at the depot and postings to 8th and 3rd Battalions Cameron Highlanders, on 'Home Service', he eventually embarked for theatre of war 'France' on 17 July 1917, disembarking at Boulogne, France, on 18 July 1917. On 19 July 1917, he was posted to "C" Company 6th Battalion Cameron Highlanders. Shortly after joining his battalion, 6/Cameron's, on the front line of the 'Western Front', he was dangerously 'Wounded-in-Action' on 29 October 1917, by a 'Bullet' to his left shoulder. At the time of his wound he was only 19 years of age. Such was the severity of his battle wounds that his left arm and shoulder had to be amputated. Bruce was classified 'Seriously Ill' for a period of 18 days between 10-28 November 1917. On 29 November 1917, he was evacuated home to the United Kingdom. Due to the debilitating wounds he received, Bruce was awarded a silver war badge (No 7187) and took his final discharge from the British Army on 11 September 1918 The recipients service papers are extant and available from the at The National Archives Medals are fitted with their original long lengths of silk watered ribands Condition: GVF
A Great War campaign medal group of 3: Air Mechanic A. E. Papworth, Royal Air Force late 1/8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles) London Regiment - British War Medal. Silver issue (405954 2.A.M. A.E. Papworth. R.A.F.) - Interallied Victory Meda (405954 2.A.M. A.E. Papworth. R.A.F.) - Territorial Force War Medal (2782 Pte. A.E. Papworth. 8-Lond. R.) Note: Reference 'The Great War Medal Collectors Companion' (H. Williamson, 2011) it is estimated that a total of 31,455 TFWM's were issued to 'Other Ranks' of the British Army, of which only 86 medals were awarded to 'Other Ranks' of the 8th Battalion London Regiment The recipients extant Medal Index Card (hard-copy supplied with medals) confirm that he served in 'both' the London Regiment and later the Royal Air Force and that these three campaign medals were his full and only campaign medal entitlement. Reference 'The Royal Air Force Muster Roll' it is recorded that the recipient had enlisted in the British Army on 11 September 1914 - for 'Duration of the War'. On transfer to the Royal Air Force his trade classification was Wireless Operator, with rank of Aircraftman 2nd Class, and his final rank being Aircraftman 3rd Class, which latter he was appointed on 8 February 1918 The medals mounted court style for display Condition: GVF and better Price: GBP 450
A Great War campaign medal pair: Private John Marr, Seaforth Highlanders - British War Medal. Silver issue (S-22943 Pte. J. Marr. Seaforth.) - Interallied Victory Medal (S-22943 Pte. J. Marr. Seaforth.) The recipients extant Medal Index Card (accessible at The National Archives) confirms that he was entitled to only the two campaign medals here offered for sale - this pair being his full and complete medal entitlement The 1901 Scottish Census shows that James Marr (the son of Robert and Agnes Marr, Tealing, by Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, was one of 8 x siblings living in a large agricultural family that worked the land in Forfarshire. The single British War Medal awarded to his brrther Robert, who was 'KIlled-in-Action' during the Great War is being offered separately for sale on this website Condition: EF
A Great War campaign medal pair: Second Lieutenant John Granfield O'Connell 1st Battalion New Zealand Rifle Brigade, New Zealand Expeditionary Force - British War Medal. Silver issue (22704 2/LT. J.G. O'Connell. N.Z.E.F.) - Interallied Victory Medal (22704 2/LT. J.G. O'Connell. N.Z.E.F.) John Granfield O'Connell, the son of Mr Michael O'Connell of Brewster Street, Napier, New Zealand, was born on 13 August 1886. Prior to enlisting in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, John had been resident in Palmerston South where he was employed as a Bank Accountant with the New Zealand Bank. John joined the NZEF on 10 March 1916, and took his final discharge - in England - on 13 June 1919. In total he served 3 years 96 days, of which 2 years 297 days was spent on 'Overseas Service' in Europe including service on the Western Front in France and Flanders. John O'Connell is recorded as having died on 19 December 1968, at which time his next of kin was cited as being Mrs E.G. O'Connell resident at Flat Q, 8 Nairn Street, Dunedin, New Zealand Condition: EF
A Great War campaign pair: Engineman Daniel Marshall, Royal Naval Reserve - 1914-15 Star (ES-2067, D. Marshall, Eng., R.N.R.) - Interallied Victory Medal (2067ES, D. Marshall, Engn, R.N.R.) Important: The recipient Daniel Marshall is confirmed as having qualified for the 1914-15 Star and Interallied Victory Medal (as well as a British War Medal) per the respective Great War medal roll of the Royal Naval Reserve (ref ADM 171/123) Note: The Interallied Victory medal fitted with a British War Medal riband Condition: EF
A Great War campaign pair: Private Alphonso Robert Harrison, Army Service Corps - British War Medal. Silver issue (T4-172411 Pte. A.R. Harrison. A.S.C.) - Interallied Victory Medal (T4-172411 Pte. A.R. Harrison. A.S.C.) Alphonso Robert Harrison was a native of the City of York, England, being born there sometime in the second quarter of 1886. The 1891 National Census returns show that he was the son of Thomas (a Joiner, born in New Malton) and Sarah Jane Harrison (born in Mennythorpe, New Malton), and resided at 21 Waverly Street, Bootham, City of York, together with a sibling brother. The 1901 census shows the family living at a new address of 21 Walpole Street, by which time his brother had left home and only Alphonso resided with his parents albeit by that time he was already employed as an 'Upholstery Apprentice' at the age of 14 years. His Medal Index Card confirm that he was only entitled to the BWM and Intterallied Victory Medals. Alphonos died in the last quarter of 1941, at the age of 55 years Note: Use search engine to see other 'Harrison' medals that may be related to Alphonso, including possible medals to his son, and or daughter-in-law The Interallied Victory medal virtually un-circulated Condition: EF
A Great War campaign trio to a Lancaster man: Private John Winder, Royal Lancaster Regiment - 1914-15 Star (1447 Pte. J. Winder. R. Lanc. R.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (1447 Pte. J. Winder. R. Lanc. R.) - Interallied Victory Medal (1447 Pte. J. Winder. R. Lanc. R.) Important: The Far East Prisoner of War group of medals to John Winder's son who worked on the infamous 'Death Railway' is listed separately for sale elsewhere on the website Private John Winder of the Royal Lancaster Regiment is confirmed from his Medal Index Card as having first served in theatre of war 'Western Europe' on 14 February 1915. He subsequently served as an Acting Lance-Corporal with the Machine Gun Corps Condition: Laquered otherwise VF
A Great War campaign trio: Engineman L. Grant. Royal Naval Reserve - 1914-15 Star ((ES.2415. L.Grant. Engn, R.N.R.) - British War Medal (2415E.S. L.Grant. Engn, R.N.R.) - Inter-allied Victory Medal (2415E.S. L.Grant. Engn, R.N.R.) The medals fitted with short lengths of original silk ribands Condition: EF
A Great War Canadian Expeditionary Force casualty gallantry group of 3: Acting Corporal William James Saunders, M.M., 102nd Infantry BattalionCanadian Expeditionary Force, late 13th Infantry Regiment, United States Army - Military Medal. GV first type (931428 Pte. - A.Cpl - W.J. Saunders. 102/Can:Inf.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (931428 Pte. W.J. Saunders. 102 -Can.Inf.) - Interallied Victory Medal (931428 Pte. W.J. Saunders. 102 -Can.Inf.) Important: The recipients service papers confirm that he only qualified and received the three medals here offered The award of the Miliatary Medal was published in the London Gazaette of 23 February 1918. The recommendation for the award is shown as under; Quote, 931428 Private (Acting Corporal) W. J. Saunders. 102nd Battalion British Columbia Regiment. For supreme bravery and devotion to duty on the night of Oct. 31st, November 1st, 1917, in front line trenches. Under heavy shell fire he assisted in dressing wounded men, then being short of stretchers, he went across a heavily shelled area to procure more which he brought back with him. He then organised bearing parties and personally conducted them in safety through a hail of fire to a Field Ambulance. By his energy, initiative and devotion he saved the lives of many men. Unquote. William James Saunders was born in Camberwell, London on 8 April 1890. He was the son of Mrs Lydia Boyce of 76, Peckahm Road, Peckham, London, and had evidently migrated to North America in the years preceding the Great War. He described himself as being a \'Baker/Cook\' by profession at the time of his enlistment to the C.E.F. at Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada on 12 March 1916. Interestingly he also cited prior military service service with the 13th Infantry United States Army! William Saunders was later \'Killed-in-Action\' on 16 November 1917/11/1917 near Mosselmarkt during the battle of Passchendaele Sold together with a file of associated research confirming all above details The medals court-mounted for display Condition: VF
A Great War casualty group with memorial plaque and ephemera: Private Alfred Hunt, 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers - 1914 Star. No clasp (9194 Pte A. Hunt, 2/R.W.Fus.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (9194 Pte A. Hunt, R.W.Fus.) - Interallied Victory Medal (9194 Pte A. Hunt, R.W.Fus.) - Memorial plaque (Alfred Hunt) Sold together with; - Memorial scroll - Regimental postcard with recipients photograph The post card and memorial scroll previously framed. The scroll mounted on board and both \'as-found\' Important: Alred Hunt died of \'Nephritis\' at No 1 Military Hospital, Reading on 1915 Alfred Hunt, was a native of St. Pauls, Bristol, Glocestershire. He attested for service with the British Army at Bristol on 2 August 1906, at which time he described his \'Trade\' as being a \'General Labourer\', and citing prior military experience serving with the Devon Royal Garrison Artillery (Militia). He was 19 years and 6 months of age at tiem of enlistment. He joined the Royal Welsh Fusiliers at Wrexham on 8 August 1906. Prior to the Great War he remained on \'Home Service\' that included garrison duty in Dublin, Ireland. His Medal Index Card shows that he first entered theatre of war France & Flanders on 29 August 1914, and that he remained in theatre through to 20 May 1915, on which latter date he was evacuated to the United Kingdom. The Royal Army Medical Corps Officer that entered the casualty report on Alfred Hunt confirmed that he was unconscious when he was received at hospital and died of \'Nephritis\' that had been induced while on campaign service in France & Flanders. He died at No 1 Military Hospital, Reading on, 26 May 1915 Note: The medals and memorial plaque GVF Condition: About GVF
A Great War casualty's gallantry and memorial plaque group of 4: Private William Jack, late 5th (Caithness) Battalion Seaforth Highlanders - Military Medal. GV first issue (265437 Pte. W. Jack. 1/5 Sea: Highrs:) - British War Medal. Silver issue (1746 Pte. W. Jack. Seaforth.) - Interallied Victory Medal (1746 Pte. W. Jack. Seaforth.) - Memorial plaque (William Jack) Important: Military Medal published in the London Gazette of 2 August 1918 William Jack was born in Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland, circa 1898, and was the son of George and Elsie Jack of Granton Place, Aberdeen. He enlisted locally at Elgin, and joined the 5th (Caithness) Battalion of his local regiment the Seaforth Highlanders. His Medal Index Card shows that he only qualified for the BWM/Victory medals, and confirms both of his regimental numbers as shown on the medal here offered. William Jack 'Died' at Aberdeen on 28 October 1918 - presumably from wounds or illness contracted while on active service. He is buried and commemorated at the Aberdeen Allenvale Cemetery Note, the medals and plaque previously removed from a frame, and hence some residual adhesive marks on reverse of ribands and reverse of plaque Condition: EF
A Great War era campaign and long service group of 3: Corporal Thomas Gill 8th Battalion Middlesex Regiment late Royal Field Artillery, Royal Artillery - British War Medal. Silver issue (L-45267 Dvr. T. Gill. R.A.) - Interallied Victory Medal (L-45267 Dvr. T. Gill. R.A.) - Territorial Efficiency Medal (6194485 Cpl. T. Gill. 8-Midd\'x. R.) The Medal Index Card of Driver Thomas Gill, a member of the Territorial Force, shows that he did not enter a theatre of war prior to 1916, and was entitled to two campaign medals only for his services during the Great War Condition: VF
A Great War era campaign miniature medal group of 3 - British War Medal. Silver issue - Interallied Victory Medal - IGS Medal 1908. GV first type silver with clasp 'Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919' The group mounted in the swing-style and as-worn, suspended from contemporary silk weave ribands, the mounting brooch retaining it's original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A Great War era Voluntary Aid Detachment group of 3 with rare associated V.A.D. award: Nurse Nora Cameron Rogers, Voluntary Aid Detachment (Cheshire) and British Red Cross Society - Voluntary Medical Service Medal. With 2 x further service bars (Miss N. C. Rogers.) - British Red Cross Society: Great War medal. With integral brooch bar (3907 Miss. N.C. Rogers) - BRCS.: Red Cross First Aid, with 4 x clasps 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919 (3802 N.C. Rogers) Sold together with; - Voluntary Aid Detachment Brooch. Reverse numbered '40' with pin & clasp - Voluntary Aid Detachment. EPNS named ID bracelet (Nora C Rogers Pres VAD Ches 146) - The BRCS. Enamelled pin back pin badge, with makers marks 'J.R. Gaunt, London' - Riband bar (soiled) for the VSM, bearing 2 x further service rosettes, with pin as-worn Note: The BRCS Great War medal contemporary privately engraved Important: The B.R.C.S. Proficiency badge being an extremely rare silver gilt hallmarked issue bearing makers and silver hallmarks for J. r. Gaunt and Son, and Birmingham H/M for year '1914' on reverse, and each of the 4 x clasps stamped 'Sterling Silver' The extremely rare V.A.D. Brooch was officially instituted in 1932 at the same time as the Voluntary Medical Service Medal. Recipients qualified for the award of the 'V.A.D. Brooch' on completion of 12 years active and efficient service as mobile members of the Voluntary Aid Detachment, or the Military Hospitals Reserve. The respective brooches being inscribed V.A.D., and M.H.R.. Additional long service bars were attached to the brooch for each subsequent 6 years of further service. Examples of these rare brooches are held in the national collections of the Imperial War Museum London, and the Australian War Memorial, Canberra Nora Cameron Rogers was a native of Newton Moor, Cheshire, England, where she was born on 13 August 1895. The 1911 Census for England & Wales shows that she was a 'scholar' residing with her parents (father was a Chartered Accountant) at 116 Old Road. 'Flowery Field', Hyde, Cheshire. United Kingdom Outward Passenger Lists, record a Nurse named Nora Rogers, 35 years of age, making a voyage between Liverpool to Montreal, Canada, aboard the 'Duchess of Atholl' on 9 August 1929. Nora is reported to have died in the district of Tameside, Cheshire sometime in the second quarter of 1974 A rare combination of medals and variants to the Voluntary Aid Detachment Condition: GVF
A Great War era \'India Volunteers\' pair: Captain Norman Birrell Calcutta Scottish, Auxiliary Force India - British War Medal. Silver issue (Capt N.B. Birrell) - Volunteer Force Long Service. GV issue (Capt N.B. Birrell, Cal. Sco. A.F.I.) Norman Birrell was initially employed in India as an Assistant with the business house of Graham & Co., Calcutta and Bombay. Post-Great War he became a Partner. He served in the ranks of the Calcutta Scottish Volunteers and was first commissioned on 19 April 1915. As a Captain in the unit he was awarded the Volunteer Force Long Service Medal, this notified in I.A.O. 591 of July 1925 Sold with various copied research confirming all of above Condition: GVF
A Great War gallantry and 'Battle for Hong Kong' Officer casualty group of 11 to a Scottish FEPOW 'Railway Engineer'. Lieutenant-Colonel Reginald David Walker, O.B.E., M.C., E.D., Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps late Royal Engineers - The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Officers (Military) 2nd type badge - Military Cross. GV issue - British War Medal. Silver issue (Capt. R. D. Walker.) - Interallied Victory Medal (Capt. R. D. Walker.) - 1939-45 Star - Pacific Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Jubilee 1935 - Coronation 1937 - Efficiency Decoration. GVI II & 'Hong Kong' top bar (Lt. Col. R. D. Walker, R.E., M.C.) Note: The hinged pin removed from the reverse of the 'Hong Kong' bar to facilitiate court-mounting Important: The orders and decorations all confirmed as under; - O.B.E. London Gazette 1 July 1941 - M.C. London Gazette 26 March 1918 Quote, For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When on a reconnaissance towards a bridge in the enemy’s lines, which was reported to be destroyed, he perservered in his efforts to reach this bridge after the enemy had become aware of his presence. Throughout this period he displayed marked skill, courage and resolution Unquote. - E.D. Hong Kong Gazette of 15 August 1947 Reginald David Walker, a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, was born there on 23 October 1892. He was educated at the Mathematical School, Rochester, Kent, 1905-07, and was apprenticed at H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, 1907-12. He continued his engineering study at the Royal College of Science and City and Guilds Engineering College, London, 1912-15. He was a Whitworth Exhibitioner in 1913. Walker was a member of the University of London O.T.C., from which he was granted a commission in June 1915 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th Field Company, 2nd London Divisional Engineers, R.E. (T.F.). From September to December 1916 he served with 522 Field Company, R.E. in France, being promoted to Temporary Lieutenant in September 1916. With the same unit he then served in Salonika, December 1916-June 1917, and was in Egypt, June 1917-April 1918. Walker was promoted to Lieutenant in July 1917 and Acting Captain, November 1917. From April 1918 he served in Palestine. For his services he was awarded the Military Cross. Walker was demobilized in 1920, relinquishing his commission on 30 September 1921 and granted the rank of Captain On 18 December 1920 Walker entered the service of the Federated Malay States Government Railway as an Assistant Engineer. In December 1923 he was appointed District Engineer of the Federated Malay States Railway. He remained with the F.M.S. Railways in a variety of engineering posts until 1934 when he moved to Hong Kong. There, in March 1934, he was appointed Acting Manager and Chief Engineer of the Kowloon-Canton Railway and was advanced to Manager and Chief Engineer in August the same year. Walker was a recipient of the Jubilee Medal 1935 (Hong Kong Government Gazette 6 May 1935) and Coronation Medal 1937 (Hong Kong Government Gazette 14 May 1937). Whilst in Hong Kong he joined the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps and was a Major in the Railway Operating Cadre with seniority of 1 January 1935. He was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel on 20 August 1940. In the Birthday Honours of 1941 he was appointed an O.B.E. (Military Divison) as a Major in the H.K.V.D.F. At this time he was Director of War Supplies in Hong Kong. Wounded: On 19 December 1941, during the Battle for Hong Kong, Lieutenant-Colonel Walker was ordered by General Maltby to take a party of seventy British and Chinese Royal Engineers, in an infantry role to reinforce the Wong Nai Chung Gap area on Hong Kong island. It was there that Walker was subsequently 'Wounded-in-Action' by gunshot and shrapnel wounds, or GSW, his wounded body being left stranded in no-mans until recovered by Lieutenant Black and Private Morris of the Canadian, Winnipeg Grenadiers At the fall of Hong Kong on 25 December 1942, Walker became a prisoner-of-war and was held in Argyle Street Camp, Kowloon, Hong Kong. After the war Lieutenant-Colonel Walker was awarded the Efficiency Decoration (Hong Kong), this published in the Hong Kong Gazette of 15 August 1947 Walker held a Diploma from Imperial College, was a Chartered Civil Engineer, a Member of the Institution of Chartered Engineers , a Member of the Institute of Transport, and an Associate of the Royal College of Science, and was the author of a number of technical books on overseas railways. He died on 4 February 1952, aged 59 years. Sold with copied research The medals professionally court-mounted by Spink of London. The medal mounting bar retainign the original long stout brass hinged pin and fittings Sold together with a 'large' quantity of various original and copied research which is far too numerous to list. As a consequence the postage quote reflects the cost of forwarding this large archive Provenance: Ex J.M.A. Tamplin Collection, DNW 26 March 2009 Condition: GVF
A Great War gallantry pair for 'Mine-Laying Operations': Sergeant Alfred Benjamin Cox, D.S.M., Royal Marine Light Infantry - Distinguished Service Medal. GV issue (PO. 6416 Sergt. A. B. Cox, R.M.L.I., H.M.S. Princess Margaret) - RN LS&GC. GV issue swivel suspender (PO./6416 Alfred B. Cox, Col. Sert. Major, RMLI) Note: The award of the D.S.M. published in the London Gazette 1 October 1917 Alfred Benjamin Cox a native of Alverstoke, Hampshire, was born in 1878 and enlisted in the Royal Marine Light Infantry as a boy bugler in February 1893. By the time of the Great War he was a Sergeant serving ashore in the Portsmouth Division who after the outbreak of hostilities joined the minelayer H.M.S. Princess Margaret in September 1915, which ship - a liner - had been under construction for the Canadian Pacific Railroad Co. when requisitioned by the Admiralty. Armed with two 4-inch and two 3-inch guns, and capable of carrying up to 400 mines, the Princess Margaret, unlike her consort Princess Irene, survived the War, having participated in Force C’s light forces raid in the Kattegat in April 1918. Cox, having been awarded the D.S.M. and advanced to Colour-Sergeant, came ashore from the Princess Margaret in October 1917, was awarded his L.S. & G.C. Medal in March 1920 and was discharged in January 1921 The medals mounted court-style for display Condition: GVF
A Great War Imperial German Iron Cross group of 5: - Imperial Germany: Eisernes Kreuz, II Klasse. 3 piece construction, with magnetic centres - Bayern: Militar Verdiest Kreuz, mit Schwertern, 'Merenti' - Ehren Kreuz des Weltkrieges, 1914-1918, or Honour Cross (combattant). Makers marks 'D.S.M.' - Austria: 'Tiroler Lanesdenkmünze' or, Tyrol Province Remembrance Medal 1914-18 - Austro/Hungary: War Commemorative Medal 1914-18 The group mounted on a comtemporary frame on original ribands and almost certainly 'as-worn' by the recipient Condition: GVF
A Great War Killed-in-Action campaign medal group of 3 with associated Memorial Plaque to the younger brother of the 'Most Decorated Canadian Infantryman' of the Great War: Corporal James McGregor, 1st (& late 4th) Battalion Cameron Highlanders - 1914-15 Star (1729 Pte J. McGregor. Cam'n. Highrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (1729 A.Cpl. J. McGregor. Camerons.) - Interallied Victory Medal (1729 A.Cpl. J. McGregor. Camerons.) - Memorial Plaque: James McGregor James McGregor (1892-1918) was born in the Parish of Cawdor, Nairnshire, Scotland, and by 1911, he was working in Nairn, as a Joiner. In August 1914, following the outbreak of war, he enlisted into the 4th Battalion Cameron Highlanders. As a Private in “B” Company, James McGregor went to France with the 1/4th Camerons on 19 February 1915, and landed at Le Havre, the next day. As far as is known, he went on to serve throughout the main actions of 1915, including the killing grounds of the Battle of Loos Regimental sources note that Private McGregor sustained a “gunshot wound, left arm” on 28 September 1915 – most probably, during the intense trench fighting near the Quarries, during the Battle of Loos. Having recovered from his wounds, Private McGregor was posted to an Entrenching Battalion on 12 March 1916. Whilst still with this Entrenching Battalion, he was appointed paid Lance-Corporal on 1 August 1916. Then, on 9 September 1916, he reverted to Private and, along with many other 4th Battalion men, was transferred to the 1st Cameron Highlanders By the time of the German Spring Offensives of 1918 – James McGregor had become an Acting Corporal. His battalion was in support when the Germans attacked at Givenchy on 18 April 1918 – after which, the 1st Camerons sent platoons forward to support the front-line units. However, on this day, he was killed in action during the Second Defence of Givenchy, part of the larger Battle of Béthune. Acting Corporal James McGregor is buried in Woburn AbbeyCemetery, Cuinchy, France. The register for this cemetery notes that his grave was amongst those which “were added after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from the battlefields east of Béthune and from certain smaller cemeteries” Important: The recipients eldest brother was Lieutenant-Colonel John (‘Jock’) MacGregor, V.C., M.C.*, D.C.M., E.D. (1889-1952) – who was “Canada’s most decorated Infatryman of the Great War” and who lived in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada. His V.C. group was included in a Spink of London Sale on 6 November 1996, and is now in the collection of the Canadian National Army Museum. While elder brother John was a seasoned and decorated veteran by 1918, one would be forgiven for speculating on his battlefield pysche after learning about the death of his younger brother, and how that contributed to his extraordinary feats of heroism that won for him the Victoria Cross The medals fitted with original silk watered weave ribbons, these now faded and frayed - and with some residual adhesive paper on reverse of ribands and on plaque. The lot having been previously contemporary framed Condition: About EF
A Great War naval campaign and long service grpup of 3: Able Seaman Marsh, Royal Fleet Reserve late Royal Navy - British War Medal. Silver issue (J.41899 B.J. Marsh. A.B. R.N.) - Interallied Victory Medal (J.41899 B.J. Marsh. A.B. R.N.) - Royal Fleet Reserve LSM. GV coinage (J.41899 (CH.B.20432) B.J. Marsh. A.B. R.F.R.) Bertie James Marsh was a native of Folkestone, Kent, England, was born there on 4 June 1898. A \'Porter\' by Trade, he joined the Royal Navy on his 18th Birthday on 4 June 1916, for a 12 year period. After training on H.M.S. Vivid I he served aboard the Armed Merchant Ship \'City of London\' (Ellerman Line) during the Great War. Post war he served variously aboard H.M.S. Inflexible, H.M.S. Tower, H.M.S. Hawkins, H.M.S. Yarmouth, and H.M.S. Royal Oak. He e also saw distant service in the Far East, as his service sheet records service at H.M.S. Tamar - the Royal Navy Shore Base in Hong Kong - between February and May 1922. Whether his service in the Far East included deployment to the river gunboats on the China Station is not known. He Joined the Royal Fleet Reserve on 4 June 1928, and subsequently received the Royal Fleet Reserve Long Service Medal on 9 November 1934 Sold together with portrait photograph of recipient in naval uniform - see illustration - and original transmittal letter for the award of the RFR LSM, and copied service record sheet The Great War pair is mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient suspended from contemporary silk weave ribands. The mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and fittings. The LSM contained in white card boxof issue, this last with long length of original issue silk riband Condition: The pair GF, the RFRLSM is EF
A Great War naval meritorious service and China Station 'River Gunboat' group of 4: Chief Writer William Augustus Grindey, Royal Navy, late H.M.S. Bee - British War Medal (347186 W.A.Grindey 1Wr. R.N.) - Interallied Victory Medal (347186 W.A.Grindey 1Wr. R.N.) - Naval LS&GC Medal. GV issue (347186 W.A.Grindey. Ch.Wr. H.M.S. Bee.) - MSM. GV (347186. W.A.Grindey, 1st Wtr. “Implacable” Northern Patrol 1918) Important: All medals confirmed as entitled per the respective campaign, long and meritorious service medal rolls as under; - ADM 171/103 for Great War pair - sent c/o Naval Officer Shanghai - ADM 171/140 for Naval LS&GC Medal - issued 22 January 1923 - ADM 171/61 for MSM –An ‘Immediate’ award published LG 21 March 1919 William Augustus Grindey was a native of Devonport, Devon, England, where he was born on 7 November 1889. At the time of his joining the Royal Navy as a ‘Boy Writer’ on 1 March 1905, his service sheet shows that his previous occupation was was listed as ‘School’. William served several years on the China Station 1919-1923, including Hong Kong, but mostly with the Yangtze Patrol operating out of Shanghai. His record shows service aboard the gunboats H.M.S. Kinsha, and H.M.S. Bee. William Grindey is known to have served as a British Merchant Seaman during the inter-war years, but presumably had taken his retirement prior to the Second World War (note: a search of the data base of medals claimed by Merchant Seamen during the Second World War does not record anyone of that name having claimed or been issued any medals). William Grindey is recorded as having died at Portsmouth, England on 11 February 1952 Condition: EF
A Great War Officer casualty and Colonial Volunteers campaign and long service group of 4: Lieutenant Geoffrey Bullen, 1st Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment, late 28th London Regiment (Artists Rifles) who Post War served with the Ceylon Planters Rifle Co - 1914-15 Star. (1977 Pte. G. Bullen. 28-Lon'd.R.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Capt G. Bullen) - Interallied Victory Medals (Capt G. Bullen) - Efficiency Medal. GV 'Ceylon' bar and one further service bar (Rfn. G. Bullen. C.P.R.C) Note: The Great War medals only issued as replacements in 1929. The Efficiency medal confirmed as being awarded per Ceylon Government Gazette of 22 June 1934, and the further service bar published in the Ceylon Government Gazette of 27 August 1937 Important: Confirmed as being 'Wounded-in-Action' on 22 July 1916, when he received a machine-gun bullet to the left shoulder Geoffrey Bullen was born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, and was residing at Crownpits, Goadalming, Surrey, and was employed as a 'Landscape Gardener'. He volunteered for service with the British Army on 1 September 1914. After initial service with 28th London Regiment (Artists Rifles), with whom he served in 'France' from 29 December 1914, he subsequently obtained a commission, and on 15 May 1915, he transferred to 1st Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment, being posted to 'C. Coy'. He was present and wounded in the disastrous attack on 'Wood Lane' (High Wood) on the evening of 22 July 1916, on which occasion 400 'All-Rank's of the Royal West Kents became casualties. After the end of the Great War, Geoffrey Bullen worked overseas in the colonies, living for many years in Ceylon, In which country he was employed as a 'Rubber Planter' The medals mounted court-style for display Sold together with a copy of Medal Index Card, that will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment Condition: VF
A Great War pair: Private Thomas Smith, Royal Sussex Regiment - British War Medal. Silver issue (203452 Pte T. Smith, R. Suss R) - Interallied Victory Medal (203452 Pte T. Smith, R. Suss R) Important: Sold together with the recipients pair of named Army issue identity discs or \'dog-tags\' bearing recipeint number, name and religious faith Note: Recipients Medal Index Card confirms the two medals above as being recipients complete medal entitlement for services during the Great War Condition: VF
A Great War period 'Sudan' service group of 3: Private Alfred V. Dawe, (Motor Transport) Army Service Corps - British War Medal. Silver issue (DM2-171214 Pte. A.V. Dawe. A.S.C.) - Interallied Victory Medal (DM2-171214 Pte. A.V. Dawe. A.S.C.) - Egypt: Khedives Sudan 1910 'Darfur 1916' (DM2-171214 Pte. A.V. Dawe. A.S.C.) Note: The Khedives Sudan is officially impressed Important: All medals and clasps confirmed as entitled, reference the Medal Index Card, and the respective campaign medal roll for the Khedives Sudan Medal 1910 (ref WO/100/407) Alfred V. Dawe, was not entitled to a 1914-15 Star. These 3 x medals being his full medal and clasp entitlement. Alfred is noted on his MIC as having been discharged from the British Army on 1 May 1920 A soft copy of the Medal Index Card confirming all 3 x medals will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment The medals mounted in the swing style. The mounting brooch retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings. The ribbons on the BWM/Victory are partially soiled Condition: GVF
A Great War period Indian Army campaign pair: Driver Mohamed Yusaf, 29th Mule Corps - 1914-15 Star (1314 Dvr. Mohd. Yusaf, 29 Mule Corps) - Interallied Victory Medal (1314 Dvr. Mohd. Yusaf, 29 Mule Corps) Condition: VF
A Great War veterans Second World War 'War against Japan' Aircraft Carrier 'Killed-in-Action' group of 9: Leading Stoker Griffith James Webb, H.M.S. Hermes, Royal Navy - 1914-15 Star (K. 20464. G.J. Webb, Sto.1, R.N.) - British War Medal. In silver (K. 20464. G.J. Webb. Act L.Sto. R.N.) - Interallied Victory Medal (K. 20464. G.J. Webb. Act L.Sto. R.N.) - 1939-45 Star - Atlantic Star - Africa Star - Burma Star - War Medal - Naval LS&GC. GV coinage (K. 20464. G.J. Webb. L.Sto H.M.S. Westcott) Sold together with; - Silver h/m sports medal. Obv: H.M.S. Eagle Stokers Water Polo Team 1926. Rev: G.J.W. - Silver h/m sports medal (Meli Malta). Obv: G.Webb. Rev: Mediterranean Fleet Water Polo League Division 1 1927 winners H.M.S Eagle - Great War and LSGC silk watered weave riband bar stitched to Naval Blues backcloth - Active Service Testement 1914. This with recipients ink inscriptions serving aboard H.M.S. Liverpool - Admiralty War Condolences and War Medals transmittal letter. This named to Griffith J Webb, with 5 medals marked as having been enclosed Griffith James Webb a native of Truro, Cornwall, Engaland, is confirmed as having been killed-in-action on 9 April 1942, when his ship the Aircraft Carrier H.M.S. Hermes was sunk by Japanese aircraft off the coast of Ceylon. The Hermes had been struck by an estimated 40 x 250 lbs bombs - the loss of life amongst the crew was 306 lives. A black day for the Royal Navy in the 'War against Japan', as not only was the 'Hermes' sunk, but her escort H.M.A.S. Vampire was also lost in the same action. The Great War and Long Service medals mounted in the loose-style and as-worn by the recipient, these suspended from contemporary silk weave ribands attached to a backcloth to match the sailors Naval Blues Condition: Great War medals GF, LS&GC VF and others EF
A Great War \'Casualty\' campaign and meritorious service medal group of 4: Sergeant Isaac Lynas, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers and post-war 7th/9th (Highlanders) The Royal Scots - 1914 Star. With original clasp \'5th Aug-22nd Nov.1914 (A-6636 Pte. I. Lynas. 2/R:Sc.Fus.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (A-6636 Sjt. I. Lynas. R.S. Fus.) - Interallied Victory Medal (A-6636 Sjt. I. Lynas. R.S. Fus.) - Military Meritorious Service Medal. GV 1st type \'Immediate\' (A-6636 Sjt: I. Lynas. 2/R.Sc: Fus.) Important: The award of the MSM confirmed as an \'Immediate\' award \'In recognition of valuable services rendered with the Forces in France\' and was published in the London Gazette of 17 June 1918, wherein he is shown as being a resident of New Lanark, Scotland Note: Only an estimated 64 \'Immediate\' MSM\'s awarded to Royal Scots Fusiliers during the Great War (all battalions) of which 14 were gazetted for service in \'France\' (with another 31 were gzetted for service in \'France & Flanders\') Isaac Lynas was born in Newry, Ireland, on 2 February 1897, but had migrated to the industrial belt of Scotland sometime prior to the Great War. In Scotland he subsequently plied a \'Trade\' as a Coal Miner. His first taste of Military Service came on the 14 November 1913, on which date he attested for 6 years service with the Army Reserve (Special Reservists), at which time he was 18 years and 316 days of age, and described himself as a \'Coal Miner\'. On enlistment he was posted to the Rotal Scots Fusiliers (Special Reserve). Isaac\'s promotions while a member of the Special Reserve were; Lance-Corporal, 2 April 1915; Corporal, 15 October 1915; Lance-Sergeant 30 March 1916 and Sergeant on 31 July 1916. He was never reduced in rank while serving with the Special Reserve! After the outbreal of the Great War, Isaac was mobilized and posted to 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers on 8 August 1914. His service papers show that he first landed in theatre of war \'France\' on 4 October 1914 and remained in theatre there for 3 years 172 days until returning home. During his time on the \'Western Front\' Isaac is confirmed as having been \'Wounded-in-Action\' when he received \'Gun-Shot- and Shrapnel Wounds to his \'Head\' on 17 July 1915 At time of taking his discharge from the Special Reserve on 13 November 1919, his papers show that his family resided at 4, Garnock Place, Kilbirnie, Scotland, and that his place of future employment was to be William Barr Coilery, with a forwarding address of 39 Parkhead Rows, Bellshill, Glasgow. Isaac Lynas, later rejoined the Territorial Army in the inter-war period, serving 19 June 1925 to 18 June 1929 with the 7th/9th (Highlanders) The Royal Scots. During this period, his family address had re-located to 11, Hight Street, Portobello, Midlothian, Scotland from where he was still employed as a miner Sold together with hard-copy of the recipients Medal Index Card, MSM MIC and London Gazette entriy pages. For the recipients service papers these latter can be accessed on-line at a popular genealogy website Condition: Cleaned with few contact marks and repinned BWM suspender, otherwise about VF
A Great War \'Double Casualty\' gallantry and long service group of 4: Lance-Sergeant Robert Hunter, D.C.M. 8th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders late 7th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - Distinguished Conduct Medal. GV first issue (5-40865 Cpl-L.Sjt:- R. Hunter. 8/Sea:Highrs:) - British War Medal. Silver issue (1653 Cpl. R. Hunter. A. & S.H.) - Interallied Victory Medal (1653 Cpl. R. Hunter. A. & S.H.) - Territorial Efficiency Medal (1653 Pte. R. Hunter. D.C.M. 7-A. & S.H) Note: Confirmed as the recipients full and only campaign medal entitlement for the Great War The citation for the award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal was published in the Supplement to the London Gazette, 30 October 1918, as under; Quote, For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon in an attack with the greatest gallantry, won his objective, and though wounded remained and assisted in consolidating the position. When this was accomplished he volunteered and took back a message to battalion headquarters. He showed the greatest pluck and devotion to duty Unquote. Robert Hunter was a native of Alloa, Scotland, and his local newspaper \'The Alloa Advertiser\' reported the initmation of award of the D.C.M. in their isue of 31 August 1914, as under; Quote, D.C.M. for Alloa Sergeant. Mr D.B. Hunter 36, ShaftesburyStreet, has just received official intimation that his eldest son, lance-Sergeant Robert Hunter, Seaforth Highlanders, has been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for bravery on the field. Sergeant Hunter, who is in hospital recovering from wounds (for a second time) is twenty-four years of age and previous to enlisting in 1914 was in the employment of Messers, R. Willison, Coppersmiths Unquote. Sold together with copies of the Medal Index Cards for the Great War campaign medals and Distinguished Conduct Medal; entry page from London Gazette with the published D.C.M. citation, and cited entry page from the Alloa Advertiser Condition: GVF
A Great War \'India Garrison\' and Third Afghan War campaign pair: Private William Crowley, 2nd Battalion Somerset Light Infantry - British War Medal. Silver issue (9445 Pte. W.P. Crowley. Som.L.I.) - IGS Medal 1908. GV first issue \'Afghanistan NWF 1919\' (9445 Pte. W.P. Crowley. 2 Bn. Som.L.I.) William Crowley was a pre 1914 \'Regular\' soldier, as some extracts form the Regimental Journal \'The Light Bob Gazette\' confirm his service with the Regiment at least from 1913 Note: The medals mounted for display purposes on a felt covered board Sold together with copy of the recipients Medal Index Card confirming entitlment to above 2 x medals only, and extracts from \'The Light Bob Gazette\' Condition: VF
A Great War \'Killed-in-Action\' group of 3 plus Memorial Plaque: Private Jesse Beavis, 1st Battalion Wiltshire Regiment - 1914 Star. With original dated clasp (3-9819 Pte J. Beavis, 1/Wilts:R) - British War Medal. Silver issue (3-9819 Pte J. Beavis, Wilts. R.) - Interallied Victory Medal (3-9819 Pte J. Beavis, Wilts. R.) - Memorial Plaque (Jesse Beavis) Important: Private Jesse Beavis is confirmed as being \'Killed-in-Action\'on 15 June 1915 Jesse Beavis the son of Mrs Charlotte Beavis of 38, Steeple Langford, Salisbury was a native of Steeple Langford, Wiltshire. He had been a pre-war regualr having enlisted at his home town of Salisbury for the Wiltshire Regiment. He first entered theatre of war \'France\' on 23 October 1914. During the battle of Givenchy he became one of an estimated 200 x casualties suffered that day by the Wiltshire, of which 25 were killed, 127 wounded and 48 were missing (the Battalion War Diary refers). At the time of his death, Jesse was aged 20 years. He is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France, and on the Steeple Langford War Memorial in Wiltshire Condition: GVF
A Great War ‘Highland Regiment’ gallantry and campaign medal group of 4: Captain John Graham Graham, M.C., 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders - Military Cross. GV issue - 1914-15 Star (2.Lieut J.G. Graham. Gord Highrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Capt. J.G. Graham.) - Interallied Victory Medal. With MID oakleaves emblem (Capt. J.G. Graham.) Note: The medals have been plated Important: The decoration and all the campaign medals confirmed as entitled per the below sources; - Military Cross: London Gazette 19 April 1918 - Mention-in-Despatches: London Gazette 14 December 1917 - 1914-1915 Star Trio: Per respective Medal Index Card John Graham Graham, son of Archibald Bulloch Graham and Isabella Graham (nee Hutchison) was a native of Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, where he was born on 30 November 1887. His father was a prominent, and wealthy ‘Wine & Spirits’ Merchant. John - who in later life described himself as a ‘Motor Engineer’ - left Scotland for Inquique, Chile, South America, on 13 March 1912, where he worked as an expatriate. John was still working in Chile when the Great War broke out. No doubt scarred by the death of his younger brother – professional Sandhurst educated officer, Lieutenant Archibald Stuart Bulloch Graham, 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders who was ‘Killed-in-Action’ on 31 October 1914 – John Graham, returned from Chile, on 1 February 1915, and promptly joined the British Army. He obtained a commission as Second Lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion (Special Reserve) Gordon Highlanders on 11 April 1915 – and soon thereafter a posting to his late brothers old battalion, the 2/Gordons, a.k.a. the ‘Ninety Twa’. John’s subsequent promotions were ; Lieutenant, 1 July 1917; Captain, July 1917. . Lieutenant Graham first entered theatre of war ‘France * Flanders’ in October, 1915. The citation for John’s Military Cross states; Quote, "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as transport officer of his battalion during four days' operations. He succeeded in bringing up rations for the battalion each night under most trying circumstances, the casualties in the carrying parties being exceptionally heavy." Unquote. An estimated 239 x Military Crosses (not including further award bars) were won by ‘All-Ranks’ of the the Gordon Highlanders during the Great War Post-war John Graham led a full and colourful life, including numerous overseas travels to South America, United States, West Indies and South Africa. He married Margaret Mackenzie at Gretna on 10 January 1931. John Graham Graham is recorded as having died at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, sometime during 1974 The medals court-mounted for display. The reverse of the mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: Plated otherwise about EF
A Great War, North West Persia and faithful service medal group of 4: Private Harold George Fricker, Royal Army Medical Corps - British War Medal. Silver issue (459519 Pte H.G. Fricker. R.A.M.C.) - Interallied Victory Medal (459519 Pte H.G. Fricker. R.A.M.C.) - GSM 1918. GV first issue & clasps \'Iraq\' \'N.W.Persia\' (200149 Pte H.G.Fricker R.A.M.C.) - Imperial Service Medal. EIIR issue (Harold George Fricker) Important: The award of the Imperial Service Medal was published in the London Gazaette of 30 November 1962, wherein the recipient is shown as having been \'Skilled Labourer, Portsmouth\' - and almost certainly an award for his work at the Royal Navy Dockyards there Harold George Fricker was a native of Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, having been born there in 1898 (reference the 1911 Census). The respective Medal Index Card and Medal Rolls for the Great War and GS medals confirm all medals and clasps here offered, as well as the two different regimental numbers used by the recipient Sold together with some copied research including; - Medal Index Card - Entry page from Great War medal rolls - Entry page from General Service Medal Roll (WO 100/G9/419) - Entry page from the London Gazette showing award of the ISM The medals mounted in the swing-style. The mounting brooch retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A Grenadiers 1914 \'Killed-in-Action\' grouping of 2 x campaign medals with 1 x memorial plaque: Private James Simpson, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards - 1914 Star (14941 Pte.J. Simpson, 1/G. Gds.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (14941 Pte. J. Simpson, G. Gds.) - Memorial Plaque (James Simpson) Important: Recipient is confirmed as being Killed-in-Action on 27 October 1914 James Simpson, was a native of Charlton, Abbots, Gloucestershire, England, and enlisted for the British Army at Cheltenham. His Medal Index Card shows that he first entered theatre of war France & Flanders on 6 October 1914. He is confirmed as being \'Killed-in-Action\' on 27 October 1917, while serving with 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards Sold together with copied research including Medal Index Card Condition: EF
A group containing 3 medals named to 3 different units: Sergeant M .E. Lynam, Royal Army Pay Corps late Royal Army Service Corps and Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) - Africa General Service Medal 1902. With clasp 'Kenya' (22531679 Pte M. Lynam, B.W.) - General Service Medal 1918. EIIR 'Malaya' (22531679 Pte M E Lynam RASC) - Military LS&GC Medal. EIIR with bar 'Regular Army' (22531679 Sgt M E Lynam, RAPC) A most unusual grouping of medals seen named to three different regiments The group mounted in the 'swing-style' suspended from contemporary ribands on a pin-back brooch, 'as-worn' by the recipeint Condition: GVF
A Guards 'Officers' campaign group of 3: Quartermaster H. Folson, 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards - Queen Victoria Golden Jubilee Medal 1887. Silver issue - Egypt Medal. Undated with clasp 'Suakin 1885' (Qr Mr H. Folson, 1/Coldm Gds) - Egypt: Khedives Egypt Star. Obverse dated '1884-86' The Egypt Medal and clasp confirmed in the respective medal roll (ref WO 100/65) Quartermaster and Honorary Lieutenant Henry Folson was granted the honorary Rank of Captain on 1 April 1895. He retired from the British Army on 15 May 1895 The medals mounted in correct order of precedence for the period, in the 'swing-style' and 'as-worn' by the recipient. The medals suspended from contemporary ribands, the mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings No pitting Condition: VF-GVF
A Guardsman's Great War campaign and later police service group of 5: Constable Rowland Clinkaberry, Metropolitan Police late Royal Engineers and 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards - 1914-15 Star (12857 Pte. R. Clinkaberry, C. Gds) - British War Medal. Silver issue (12857 A.C. Sjt R. Clinkaberry C. Gds) - Interallied Victory Medal (12857 A.C. Sjt R. Clinkaberry C. Gds) - Police LS&GC Medal. EIIR first issue 1953-54 (Const. Rowland Clinkaberry) Note: Few minor official corrections to surname on British War Medal. The recipient would also have been entitled to a Defence Medal, but it is not known whether that un-named campaign medal was ever claimed. Important: All 3 x Great War medals confirmed as recipients full campaign medal entitlement for the Great War (reference respective Medal Index Card) Rowland Clinkaberry was a native of Thame, Oxfordshire, England where he had been born on 6 September 1895. He was the son of Charles and Comfort Clinkaberry. The 1905 Census showing that he was then living at home in Cookham, Berkshire, England with his parents and two older brothers. Rowland became an Assistant Postman at Maidenhead, Berkshire, in 1912, and sometime before 1915 - changed uniform for a career as a Policeman. He is known to have been a Police Constable serving with the Metrpolitan Police Force immediately before joining the Coldstream Guards in 1914, as the reverse of his Medal Index Card is annotated as under; Quote, Commr Met Police forwards roll of PC's entitled to medals d/12.1.21 Unquote. In 1914, after the outbreak of the Great War, Rowland enlisted for service with the Coldsream Guards, and first entered theatre of war 'France' on 18 March 1915, at which time he was serving with 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards. On 28 February 1917, Rowland, now promoted Lance Sergeant transferred to the Royal Engineers 'Railways', and service with 35th Light Railway Operating Company. He ended the Great War holding the appointment of Acting Company Quartermaster Sergeant. Rowland Clinkaberry is recorded as having died sometime in the third quarter of 1977 in Sedgemoor, Somerset, England Condition: About GVF
A Guardsmans documented \'Egypt and Soudan\' campaign and long service group of 3: Private John Halcombe, 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards - Egypt Medal. Dated 1882 \'Tel-el-Kebir\' & \'Suakin 1885\' (3631 P**. J. Halcombe. 2/Cdm ***) - Military LS&GC Medal. Victorian issue (3631 Pte. J. Holcombe. Coldm. Gds.) - Egypt: Khedives Star dated 1882. Reverse regimentally impressed (C.G. 3631) Note: Contact edge wear at 3 & 9 O\'clock on Egypt Medal has made illegible the letters \'TE\' of rank and \'GDS of Guards John Holcombe was a native of Christow, Exeter, in the county of Devon, England. He attested for service with the Coldstream Guards at Exeter on 20 April 1876, and joined the Coldstreams at London 5 days later on 25 April 1876. He was aged 21 years and 6 months of age and had been a \'Laborer\' in civilian life. By the time he took his final discharge on 19 April 1894 he was credited with having 21 years reckonable service. Overseas service took him to Egypt (twice on campaign service in 1882 & 1885) and Cyprus. His \'Home Service\' included \'Windsor\' & further afield in Ireland. The recipient was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal October 1894. Married with 3 children he settled in London after leaving the Army, latterly residing at Peabody Bulidings, Vauxhall Bridge, Pimlico. At the time of his death on 14 November 1939, he was described as being employed as a Messenger A set of the recipients service papers confirming all of the above details, medals and clasps will accompany the medals The medals all fitted with long lengths of old silk stitched ribands preumably as latterly \'worn\' by the recipient Condition: Heavy contact wear on earlier medals the LSGC better F-GF
A Guernsey Channel Islanders, and former 'Prison-Inmate' South African & Great War campaign group of 6: Mariner Ralph Winter, Mercantile Marine late 10th Infantry (Witwatersrand Rifles), Steinaeckers Horse, 4th Battalion Railway Pioneer Regiment and Royal - QSA. 3 x clasps 'Transvaal' 'S.A.1901' 'S.A.1902' (2513 Pte R. Winter. 4/R.P.R.) - 1914-15 Star (Pte. R. Winter 10th Infantry) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Pte. R. Winter 10th Infantry) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Ralph Winter) - Mercantile Marine Medal (Ralph Winter) - Interallied Victory Medal, Bi-lingual South African issue (Pte. R. Winter 10th Infantry) Important: The group listed above includes a 'double issue' British War Medal - and the group all confirmed as being entitlement of one person Sold together with below following original epehemera; - Certificate of discharge Pietermaritzburg 21 March 1902 - Certificate of discharge ex Witwatersrand Rifles dated Jo'burg, 24 July 1915 - Authority to wear War Medals of Mercantile Marine, this authorised, 14 April 1920 - Brown titled envelopes of issue for the British War Medal and Mercantile Marine Medals Also included is a photocopied Medal Index Card for the British War Medal and Interallied Victory medals Ralph Winter was a native of Guernsey, Channel Islands, having been born in St.Johns, Guernsey on 27 November 1868 (he was the son of Jane Winter ). Basis his place of bIrth and his family history (his father had been a Master Mariner (the 1871 & 1881 National Census refers), it is not unsurprising that he chose a career as a seafarer. He is known to have joined the Royal Navy circa 1884 (his papers are extant on-line) being allocated the service number 127847. Be that as it may, his early sea-going aspirations appear to have suffered a major set-back when he early on in his Royal Navy career he was imprisoned by the Civil Authorities, as by the time of the 1891 National Census he is shown as being a 'Prisoner Inmate' at H.M. Prison, Winchester, Hampshire. Sometime after his release from prison he travelled to South Africa, and from Durban, Natal, plied his trade as a Merchant Seaman. He gained his Certificate of Competency as a Second Mate on a foreign going ship on 9 May 1895. During the South African War he volunteered for service at Pietermaritzburg, Natal, on 29 August 1901, serving initially with the 4th Battalion Railway Pioneer Regiment, and latterly as a Trooper with Steinaeckers Horse. He was servign with the last named unit when he took his discharge on 21 March 1902, his charcater being described as having been 'Very Good'. Inspite of his intended place of residence 'New Zealand' being entered on his certificate of discharge, he appears not to have migrated there in the inter-war years, as on 1 October 1914, he volunteered for service in the Great War with the Witwatersrand Rifles (10th Infantry). He subsequently saw campaign service in German South West Africa, and after the successful conclusion of that campaign took his discharge on 24 July 1915, his conduct and caharcter being described as 'Very Good'. Ralph evidently returned to seafaring for the remainder of the Great War, as evinced by the issue of his Great War medals which he earned as a Second Mate, the medal ribbons for his Mercantile Marine War Service Medal being issued to him on 14 April 1920. Post-war United Kingdom immigration and passenger lists have him recorded as a Mariner and returning to the United Kingdom from Quebec, Canada, aboard the Canadian Pacific Liner "Empress of Scotland" that arrived at Southampton, England, on 24 November 1924 - his address in England being shown as 97 Hyde Street, Mortlake, London. Ralph Winter is recorded as having died sometime in the first quarter of 1941 at Brentford Middlesex, England. At the time of his death Ralph Winter was 73 years of age. 5 of the medals (minus the second issue BWM) mounted in the swing-style suspended on contemporary silk ribands, and quite possibly as-worn by the recipient. The ribands suspended form a contemporary mounting brooch, this latter retaining the long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A Gunner's 'Burma' campaign and long service group of 5: Gunner J. Shaw, Royal Artillery - 1939-45 Star - Burma Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Efficiency Medal. GVI first issue with 'Territorial' bar (901816 Gnr. J. Shaw. R.A.) The medals each fitted with their original silk ribands Condition: VF
A Gurkha 'mixed regiments' Malaya and Confrontation campaign pair: Corporal Haikamsing Rai, Gurkha Army Service Corps late 7th Gurkha Rifles - General Service Medal 1918. GVI 'Malaya' (21138714 Rfn. Haikamsing Rai. 7 G R) - GSM 1962. With clasp 'Borneo' (21138714 Cpl. Haikamsing Rai. Gurkha. ASC.) The recipient almost certainly transferred to the Gurkha Army Service Corps on or shortly after the raising of that unit as an integral part of the Gurkha Brigade at Nee Soon Barracks, Singapore on 1 July 1958 Condition: GVF
A Gurkha N.C.O.'s campaign and long service medal pair: Sergeant Gopalsing Thapa, 2nd Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles - GSM 1962. With clasp 'Borneo' (21144972 Sgt. Gopalsing Thapa, 2/2 GR.) - Military LSGC Medal. EIIR 'Regular Army' bar (21144972 Sgt. Gopalsing Thapa. 2 GR.) The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The reverse of the mounting bar brooch retaining it's original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: Toned about GVF
A Gurkha Officers multiple South East Asia campaign group of 8: Captain (Q.G.O.) Ishormani Rai 2nd Battalion 10th Gurkha Rifles, late 4th Battalion 10th Gurkha Rifles - 1939-45 Star - Burma Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. GVI II 'S.E. Asia 1945-46' 'Malaya' (5995 L/Nk Ishor Mani Rai. 10 G.R.) - GSM 1962. With clasp 'Borneo' (Lt. Ishormani Rai. 10 GR) - Military LS&GC. EIIR with 'Regular Army' bar (Lt (Q.G.O. Isormani Rai. 10 G.R.) - India: Independence Medal 1947 (5995 Nk. Ishormani Rai, 2-10 G.R.) Note: The Malaya clasp is loose on riband 'as-issued' and 'as-worn' Important: Isormani Rai is confirmed in the respective regimental casualty register as having been 'Wounded-in-Action' on 28 February 1945 during the prolonged fighting at Talingon the bridgehead beyon the Irrawaddy - and 4/10's greatest battle - in their advance towards the capture of Mandalay. During the fighting at Talingon the regiment incurred an estimated 177 casualties, including 50 killed-in-action The recipient served with his battalion in the re-occupation of French Indochina in period 1945-46, as 4/10 G.R. was a constituent part of 100th Brigade that served in Indo-China and specifically at Saigon 4/10 GR was raised at Abbotoabad in 1941, and was disbanded together with other war raised battalion in 1947. At the time of standing-down, the men had the option to transfer their service to 2/10 GR which battalion was transferred to the British Army on 1 January 1948 (21142089) Warrant Officer Isormani Rai, 10 G.R. was appointed a Lieutenant (Queens Gurkha Officer) on 6 January 1956. He resigned his commission on 24 October 1964, when he left the British Army on retirement pay The award of the LS&GC medal to Lieutenant (Q.G.O.) Isormani Rai, 10th Gurkha Rifles, was published in the London Gazette of 3 February 1961 Sold together with soft copy of the casualty register entry page that will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment The group mounted in the swing-style, and as-worn by the recipient. The medals suspended from contemporary silk ribands, with the mounting brooch bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: VF and better
A Gurkha Rifleman's Second World War 'Burma Theatre' campign medal group of 3: Rifleman Jaibhadur Thapa 4th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army - The 1939-45 Star (45439 Rfn. Jaibahadur Thapa, 4 G.R.) - The Burma Star (45439 Rfn. Jaibahadur Thapa, 4 G.R.) - War Medal (45439 Rfn. Jaibahadur Thapa, 4 G.R.) Important: All of the medals are officially named in the typical Indian Army style Note: 3 x battalions of 4th Gurkha Rifles served in Burma during the Second World War, viz 1/4 .G.R (one of the two regular battalions) together with 3/4 G.R. & 4/4/ G.R., these latter being 'war-raised' battalions Condition: About VF
A Gurkha Sapper's 'South East Asia' campaign pair: Lance Corporal Lalbahadur Thapa, Gurkha Engineers - GSM 1918. EIIR issue 'Malaya' (21141454 Spr Lalbahadur Thapa, Gurkha Engrs) - General Service Medal 1962 'Borneo' (21141454 Spr Lalbahadur Thapa, Gurkha Engrs) Note: First three letters of forename on GSM 1918 have been officialy corrected The medals 'court-mounted' for display Condition: VF
A Gurkha soldiers Burma and South East Asia campaign medals group of 5: Naik Harkabahadur Gurung, 1st Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army - 1939-45 Star (15805 Nk. Harkabahadur Gurung, 1 G.R.) - Burma Star (15805 Nk. Harkabahadur Gurung, 1 G.R.) - War Medal (15805 Nk. Harkabahadur Gurung, 1 G.R.) - India Service Medal (15805 Nk. Harkabahadur Gurung, 1 G.R.) - GSM 1918. GVI 'S.E. Asia 1945-46' (15805 Nk. Harkabahadur Gurung, 1 G.R.) Important: All medals are Calcutta Mint / Indian issues, that have been impressed in the Indian Army style Note: No less than 3 x battalions of 1st Gurkha Rifles, vis 1/1, 3/1 and 4/1 Gurkha Rifles qualified for both the Burma Star and GSM 'SEA', however the presence in this group of the ISM (for 3 years non-operational home service) almost certainly indicates - at least to us - that this is a group most likely attributed to 3rd Battalion 1st Gurkha Rifles - a study of the regimental and brigade ORBAT's for WW2 show that 1/1 GR did not as a battalion qualify for the ISM, while 4/1 GR (a war raised battalion March 1941) did not as a battalion rack up enough non-operational qualifying time in India prior to entering theatre of war Burma in October 1943. By contrast 3rd Battalion 1st Gurkha Rifles, raised in October 1940, deployed to Burma in October 1943. 3/1 GR first qualified for the GSM with S.E. Asia clasp when they entered Saigon, French Indochina, where they remained between September 1945 - January 1946, thereafter transferring to Netherlands East Indies Condition: VF
A Gurkha Viceroy's Commissioned Officer's campaign medal group of 4: Subadar Ramsing Gurung, 1st Battalion 1st Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army - IGS Medal 1908. GV 'NWF 1930-31' (1397 Rfm. Ramsing Gurung, 1-1 G.R.) - IGS Medal 1936. 'North West Frontier 1937-39 (1397 Nk. Ramsing Gurung, 1-1 G.R.) - War Medal 1939-45 (I.O.28459 Subdr., 1 G.R.) - India Service Medal Note: The India Service Medal is un-named as issued The group mounted in the court-style for display Condition: VF
A Gurkha's Great War and 'North West Frontier' campaign service group of 3: Havildar Asbir Gurung, 1st Battalion 1st Gurkha Rifles - British War Medal. Silver issue (4062 Rfmn. Asbir Gurung, 1-1 Grks.) - Interallied Victory Medal (4062 Rfmn. Asbir Gurung, 1-1 Grks.) - IGS 1908. GV type II 'North West Frontier 1930-31' (4062 Hav. Asbir Gurung, 1-1 G.R.) A long continuous service regimental group to the 1st Gurkha Rifles Condition: VF
A Highland Brigade casualty campaign pair: Corporal Francis Tillie, Cameron Highlanders - Egypt Medal. With 1882 reverse & clasp 'Tel-el-Kebir (2062. Lce.Corpl. F. Tilley, Cam'n Highrs:) - Egypt: Khedives Egypt Star dated 1882 (Corpl Francis Tillie) Important: Corporal Tillie is confirmed as being 'Wounded' by Gun-Shot in the right shoulder at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir on 13 September 1882 - his pension papers refer Note: Variations in spelling of surname - and evidently a transcription error at time of naming. The Egypt Medal and clasp confirmed on the respective medal roll (ref WO 100/59) Francis Tillie, was a native of Edinburgh, Scotland. He came from a large family, that com,prised his parents and five other siblings (4 brothers and a sister). Prior to joining the British Army in May 1878, he had been a 'Stonemason'. Francis joined on a short service engagement of 5 years, and was posted to the Cameron Highlanders (57th Brigade). He served with the Camerons in both Gibraltar and Egypt, being 'Wounded-in-Action' in the right shoulder at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir. He took took his final discharge at Fort George, Scotland on 8 May 1883. Francis was still alive and drawing a pension in 1937, at which time he was living with his grand-daughter at 7, Watson Street, Edinburgh Both medals fitted with original silk ribands as issued, these having brooch buckles that retain their respective hinged pin fittings Sold together with a soft-copy of the recipients pension papers that will be sent to the buyer by email attachment Conditions: Single tiny edge nick otherwise no pitting, dark toned and GVF
A Highland Officers casualty group of 5: Lieutenant-Colonel Adam T. Thorburn, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - QSA Medal. \'Cape Colony\' \'Orange Free State\' Transvaal\' (Lieut A B Thorburn, A & S Hdrs) - King’s South Africa Medal and 2 dated clasps (Lt A. B. Thorburn, A. & S. Hgrs.) - 1914 Star & original dated clasp \'5th Aug-22nd Nov 1914\' (Capt A.B. Thorburn, A & S Highrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Lt.Col. A.B. Thorburn) - Interallied Victory Medal, & M.I.D. oak leaves emblem (Lt. Col. A.B. Thorburn) Important: Major Thorburn was \'Wounded-in-Action\' at Loos, 26 September, 1915 Adam Brown Thorburn was born on 14 October 1880, the eldest son of Sir Michael Grieve Thorburn, Lord Lieutenant of Peebleshire. He was educated at Marlborough College and the Royal Military Academy. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders on 6 December 1899 and was advanced to Lieutenant in September 1901. With his battalion he served in the Boer War, participating in operations in the Orange Free State, February-May 1900; Transvaal, east and west of Pretoria, July-November 1900, including the action at Zilikats Nek; and operations in Orange River Colony, May-November 1900. Later in operations in the Transvaal and Cape Colony, November 1900-May 1902. Thorburn was promoted to Captain in May 1909 and was posted to the 2nd Battalion in 1912. With the onset of war, he entered the France/Flanders theatre of war in command of “A” Company, 2nd Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders on 10 August 1914. He was promoted to Brigade Major in February 1915. On 26 September 1915, Major Thorburn was wounded in action during the battle of Loos. For his services he was mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 15 June 1916). Recovering from his wounds he briefly returned to his battalion, June-July 1916, before being appointed to various staff positions. In September 1918, Thorburn was appointed Acting Lt.Colonel of the 5th Battalion Highland Light Infantry. In May 1919 he was transferred to the 15th Battalion H.L.I., then serving as part of the British occupation force at Cologne. In March 1920 the 15th Battalion returned home and were demobilised; at which time Thorburn reverted to the rank of Major and was placed in command of “A” Company. 1st Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders stationed in India. Then with the temporary rank of Colonel he was placed in command of the battalion, July-November 1920. Poor health forced him to return home on medical leave and in March 1923 he was placed on Half Pay Lieutenant-Colonel Thorburn died in his sleep on 8 November 1932, while sailing aboard ship between Lerwick and Aberdeen. He was buried at Glenmoriston. Sold together with some copied research, including; Obituary, Medal Index Cards, etc Condition: GVF
A Highland Sergeant's Great War campaign medal group of 3: Sergeant John Cameron 2nd Battalion Lovat Scouts - 1914-15 Star (4047 Cpl.A.Sjt - J. Cameron. 2 - Lovat's Scts.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (4047 Sjt. J. Cameron. Lovat's Scts.) - Interallied Victory Medal (4047 Sjt. J. Cameron. Lovat's Scts.) Note: All medals confirmed as entitled per the respective Medal Index Card wherein it is shown that James Cameron first entered theatre of war '2b Balkans' (read for Gallipoli) on 26 September 1915 John Cameron was a native of Glenelg, by Kyle of Lochalsh, Invernesshire, Scotland, where he had been born circa 1888. Prior to enlisting in the Territorial Force at Glenelg on the 24th May 1909, John had been employed as a 'Labourer'. At time of his enlistment he cited his age to be 20 years and 8 months of age. When on 3 October 1914, he signed his agreement to serve overseas abroad from the United Kingdom, he was serving with E Squadron 2nd Lovat Scouts. John Cameron disembarked with his regiment at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli on 26 September 1915. After surving active service at Gallipoli and later elsewhere with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, Sergeant Cameron was disembodied/discharged from the British Army on 19 April 1919. In his service papers Malcolm's next-of-kin is cited as being his father Ewen Cameron c/o Post Office, Glenelg, Kyle of Lochalsh, Invernesshire The Great War medals to the recipients brother Malcolm Cameron - was was 'Killed-in-Action' are being sold separately elsewhere on the Aberdeen Medals website The service papers for John Cameron are extant and accessible from 'The National Archives' The medals are mounted as-worn in the swing-style. The silk watered weave ribands suspended from a medal mounting brooch bar that retains it's original long hinged pin and clasp fittings. Condition: About EF
A Highland soldiers Great War 'Casualty' campaign group of 3: Private Henry Ross, 1st Battalion Queens Own Cameron Highlanders - 1914-15 Star (1820 Pte. H. Ross, Cam'n Highrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (1820 Pte. H. Ross. Camerons.) - Interallied Victory Medal (1820 Pte. H. Ross. Camerons.) Note: All campaign medals confirmed as entitled/issued per the recipients Medal Index Card Important: Private Henry Ross was 'Killed-in-Action' in France on 23 April 1918 Henry Ross, was a native of Old Ground, Invergarry, Invernesshire, Scotland, and was born circa 1885. Henry enlisted at his place of residence at Glengarry, and joined his local regiment the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. He first entered theatre of war 'France' with 1/4 Camerons on 19 February 1915. He was 'Killed-in-Action' on 23 April 1918, during the confused fighting in the wake of the German Spring Offensive of 1918. Henry is now is now commemorated on the CWGC 'Loos Memorial' Sold together with hard-copy of recipients Medal index Card and respective entry page from the CWGC Regsiter All medals fitted with original long lengths of silk ribands as issued Condition: GVF
A Highlander's 'First Day of Loos' casualty campaign medal group of 3: Private Malcolm Cameron, 7th Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders - 1914-15 Star (S-13244 Pte. M. Cameron, Cam'n Highrs.) - British War Medal (S-13244 Pte. M. Cameron. Cam'n Highrs.) - Interallied Victory Medal (S-13244 Pte. M. Cameron. Cam'n Highrs.) Note: All medals confirmed as entitled per the respective Medal Index Card wherein it is shown that Malcolm Cameron first entered theatre of war 'France' on 8 July 1915 Important: Malcolm Cameron is confirmed as having been 'Killed-in-Action' on 25 September 1915, the first day of the Battle of Loos Malcolm Cameron was a native of Glenelg, by Kyle of Lochalsh, Invernesshire, Scotland, where had been born circa 1894-95. Prior to the Great War Malcolm had been an apprentice Engineer in Glasgow. He enslited for the British Army, and his local origin regiment, the Cameron Highlanders, at Glasgow, Scotland, on 10 September 1914. Malcolm is confirmed as being 'Wounded-in-Action' in France on 10 September 1915 by G.S.W. (gunshoot and or shrapnel wound) to the head, and only 15 days later was 'Killed-in-Action' during the bitter fighting of the first day of the Battle of Loos. By the time of his death, Malcolm had served a total of 1 year and 16 days with the Colours, of which 301 days had been on home service and 80days had been spent on active service in France. In his service papers Malcolm's next-of-kin is cited as being his father Ewen Cameron c/o Post Office, Glenelg, Kyle of Lochalsh, Invernesshire The magnificent Glenelg War Memorial, depciting a full size figure of a Cameron Highlander in field service order amidst larger than life allerogical figures, is located in arguably the most picturesque and tranquil of settings by virtue of its location overlooking the 'Sound of Sleat'. The memorial lists the names of 16 x persons from the Glenelg community who were killed, or died, during the Great War and another 4 x names for the Second World War. Amongst the names inscribed is that of Malcolm Cameron. Interestingly the memorial also lists the name of Major Valentine Fleming, D.S.O., the father of Ian Fleming the writer and creator of legendary British spy 'James Bond' - Glenelg being the shared spiritual and inspirational home of both the Flemings and James Bond! The service papers of Malcolm Cameron are extant and accessible from 'The National Archives' Condition: GVF
A Highlander's 1914 Star group of 3 together with confirmed Silver War Badge: Private Duncan McDougall, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders - 1914 Star. No clasp (3-6992 Pte. D. McDougall, 1/Gord. Highrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (3-6692 Pte. D. McDougall, Gordons) - Interallied Victory Medal (3-6692 Pte. D. McDougall, Gordons) Sold together with recipients; - Silver War Badge. Reverse numbered ‘50232’, good very fine Duncan McDougall enlisted in the Gordon Highlanders on 11 September 1914 and went out to France as a reinforcement for the 1st Battalion, his Medal Index Card recording that he first entered theatre of War 'France' on 8 November 1914. He was discharged / invalided out of the British Army on 12 June 1915. His unique SWB numbered '50232' is confirmed as being issued to him per the respective SWB Roll that was signed on 18 October 1916, wherein under causes for discharge it states 'Sickness' Condition: Replacement pin on SWB otherwise, GVF
A Highlander's Victorian campaign pair: Private James Scott, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders - Egypt Medal 1882. Dated 1882 with clasp 'Tel-El-Kebir' (451 Pte J. Scott, 1/Gord:Highrs:) - Egypt: Khedives Egypt Star. With obverse dated 1882 Important: Medal and clasp entitlement confirmed per the respective medal roll (ref WO 100/59) wherein he is shown as having transferred to the Army Reserve by the time the medal roll was compiled, and that his medal and clasp were issued on 7 June 1883 Note: The three digit number is indicative that the recipient was already a serving soldier at the time of the formation of the Gordon Highlanders in 1881, in which year the 75th Stirlingshire Regiment and the 92nd Highlanders were amalgamated to form the Gordon Highlanders Condition: The Egypt medal dark toned with minimal pitting, the pair VF
A historically evocative & well documented 'Escort to the Colours - Exit from India' Second World War era group of 6: Major (Q.M.) Frost Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry, late Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry and 1st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry - 1939-45 Star - Burma Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Coronation Medal 1953 - Military LS&GC. GVI 'Regular Army' bar (5670999 W.O.Cl.2. A.F. Frost. Som.L.I.) Important: Company Sergeant Major Frost is confirmed as having served as member of the 'Escort to the Colours' of 1st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry when for the last time on Indian soil, a British regiment carried their colours through the 'Gateway of India' at Bombay on 1948, on which date the regiment had the unique distinction of being the very last British infantry regiment to leave India. The parade was captured by Pathe News, and the event and the recipient can be seen in the respective film and still photographs The medals sold together with a wealth of original ephemera as under; - Award document fm Buckingham Palace forwarding EIIR Coronation Medal to recipient in Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, D.C.L.I. - Army Form B.108 'Regular Army Certificate of Service' - confirming award of all 6 x medals - Army Book 64 - Soldier's Service and Pay Book - Regimental booklet The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) Reunion 12th September 1959 - Presentation of Colours 1st Battalion The Somerset & Cornwall Light Infantry, Gibraltar, 17 May, 1962 - Pre 1953 photograph of CSM Frost escorting the regimental colours in England, with first 5 x medals up - Photograph of marching troops of Somerset Light Infantry in England - Photograph taken at Khyber Pass, India, of recipient posing in fron of the rock painting of the regimental crest of Somerset Light Infantry - Various copied extracts from regimental journal, london gazette, and army list Albert Frederick William Frost, was a native of Taunton, Somerset, England, having been born there on 6 August 1916 The below following obituary was published in the regimental journal; Quote, Frost: On 9th August, 1989 at home near Taunton, Major (QM) Albert Frederick William Frost, aged 72. "Jack" Frost enslisted in the Somerset Light Infantry in 1935 and after a brief spell in the 2nd Bn at Colchester joined the 1st Bn in India. He served with the battalion for 11 years and took part in its operations in Burma. As ORQMS, he was a member of the 1st Bn Escort to the Colours which marched through the Gateway of India at Bombay on the withdrawl of British troops from India in 1948. He is clearly seen in the photograph displayed in the National Army Museum which records this historic event. In 1951 he was posted to 1 DCLI as ORQMS and served in that appointment in Minden and the West Indies. Returning to 1 Som LI in 1955 he was RQMS in Plymouth, Malta and Cyprus. His first appointment on being commissioned as a QM in 1967 was the 2nd QM and MTO of the 1st Bn at Plymouth and Warminster, which was followed by a tour as QM of the TA Battalion at Bath. After amalagamation he was the QM of 1 SCLI in Gibraltar, Berlin and Gravesend 1961-66. He completed his 33 years service as the QM of the LI Depot in Shrewsbury in 1968. A keen sportsman he was a cricketer and a Vice-President of the Somerset County Cricket Club. On leabing the Army in 1968 Jack and his wife Charmain (assisted by btheir daughter Jean) managed a Health Clinic in Suffolk. They later ran a newsagents and tobacconists shop in Exeter. He is survived by his wife, Charmain, son Gerald and two daughters Jean and Tricia. Unquote. The medals suspended from contemporary silk ribands andloose mounted for display purposes on a green felt card Condition: GVF
A Jock's Great War Military Medal group of 4: Private G. Walker, 6th Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers - Military Medal, G.V.R. (12578 Pte. G. Walker, 6/K.O.S.B.) - 1914-15 Star (12578 Pte. G. Walker, K.O. Sco. Bord.) - British War Medal (12578 Pte. G. Walker, K.O. Sco. Bord.) - Interallied Victory Medal (12578 Pte. G. Walker, K.O. Sco. Bord.) Important: The award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 2 April 1918, and was an award for gallant deeds performed in France and Flanders The recipient George Walker was a native of Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Like many of his fellow Britons, George volunteered for military service shortly after the outbreak of the Great War, and is confirmed as having enslited on 26 August 1918. He first entered theatre of war 'France' on 12 May 1915. While serving in France he is confirmed as having been 'Wounded-in-Action', and as a consequence of the wounds was discharged from the British Army on 6 July 1918. In addition to his MM and campaign medals he also received a Silver War Badge in respect of the wounds he received, and this was numbered 418398 (reference the SWB Roll signed at Hamilton, Scotland on 22 June 1918). Condition: GVF
A Jock's Great War Military Medal group of four: Sergeant Donald Mackay, 2nd Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers Important: The award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 17 June 1919, and was an award for gallant deeds performed in France and Flanders - Military Medal, G.V.R. (21465 Cpl. D. McKay. 2/K.O. Sco. Bord.) -1914-15 Star (21465 Pte. D. McKay. K.O. Sco. Bord.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (21465 A. Sjt. D. McKay, K.O. Sco. Bord.) - Interallied Victory Medal (21465 A. Sjt. D. McKay, K.O. Sco. Bord.) Donald Mckay is confirmed as having first entered theatre of war 'France' on 18 December 1915 (the respective Medal Index Card refers). The card also is notated to show that Donald was demobilized form the British Army on 17 June 1919 The medals mounted for display in the court-style on a card board Sold together with some hard-copy copied research including the respective Medal Index Cards for the campaign medals and Military Medal Condition: About EF
A Junior Officer's Persian Gulf and Great War campaign medal group of 4: 3rd Officer Maurice Edward Norfolk, Mercantile Fleet Auxiliary, late H.M.S. Fox, Royal Navy - NGS 1915. GV 'Persian Gulf 1909-1914' (J.4707. M.E. Norfolk, Ord Sean, H.M.S. Fox.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Jnr. Offr. M. Norfolk. M.F.A.) - Mercantile Marine War Service Medal (Maurice E. Norfolk) - Interallied Victory Medal (Jnr. Offr. M. Norfolk. M.F.A.) Important: All medals and clasps confirmed as entitled on the respective medal rolls as under; - NGS Medal (Ref ADM 171/62) - issued on 22 January 1915 - BWM (ADM 171/111) & Interallied Victory Medals (Ref ADM 171/93) on 'Dreadful' - Mercantile Marine War Service Medal (Reference Medal Index Card BT 351/1/105236 ) Note: The recipient was also awarded a Silver War Badge (No 838910), issued while with H.M.S. Aro (ref ADM 171/184) that was issued to him on 19 June 1917 Maurice Edward Norfolk was native of Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex, England, where he was born on 6 May 1892. By the time of the 1911 National Census for England and Wales, he was already a sailor in the Royal Navy, having joined the 'Senior Service' sometime in 1909. It is most likely that Maurice also served in the Merchant Navy, or Royal Naval Reserve during the Second World War, as he is recorded as making a voyage to the United Kingdom in September 1939, and moreover married an American lady Maud L. Johnson (1893-1980) at Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A., on 21 December 1944. Maurice migrated to U.S.A. post-war, and died there on 20 May 1965, being buried at Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A. The rank 'Junior Officer' is seldom seen impressed on British Campaign medals The medals court-mounted on card for display Condition: GVF
A Kinlochbervie man's Great War campaign trio: Seaman Hugh McLeod Royal Naval Reserve - 1914-15 Star (A.8113, H. McLeod, Smn., R.N.R.) - British War Medal (8113A H. McLeod. Smn. R.N.R.) - Interallied Victory Medal (8113A H. McLeod. Smn. R.N.R.) Important: All the Great War campaign medal confirmed as entitled per the respective medal roll (ref ADM 171/122) Hugh McLeod was a native of the County of Sutherland in Scotland where he was born on 6 October 1876, and where he was a resident of Kinlochbervie. On-line resources record that his profession as having been a Merchant Seaman and Fisherman Hugh's extant Royal Naval Reserve service record can be accessed from The National Archives (Reference BT 377/7/8123) The medals each retaining their original long lengths of silk ribands Condition: VF
A Korea and Malaya campaign pair: Senior Aircraftsman A. Aspden, Royal Air Force - United Nations Service Medal with clasp \'Korea\' - GSM 1918. EIIR issue & clasp \'Malaya\' (4066105 S.A.C. A. Aspden. R.A.F.) Important: Sold together with original medal transmittal letter, as found, for the U.N. Korea Medal from R.A.F. Record Office to Mr Aspden. This dated 6 June, 1955. The recipients non entitlement to a British Korea medal would indicate service on the Line of Communications routes or bases located in Japan that supplied the Commonwelath forces in Korea, and which service qualified for the award of the United Nations service medal Medals for the Korean War issued to Royal Air Force personnel are scarce on the market Condition: GVF
A Korea War 'Casualty' campaign pair: Gunner A .E. Clements, Royal Artillery, late 120th Light Battery, 61st Light Regiment, Royal Artillery - Korea Medal (22560206 Gnr. A.E. Clements. R.A.) - United Nations Service Medal. With clasp 'Korea' Important: The published reference book 'Casualties Sustained by the British Army in the Korean War 1950-53' (N & M Press) shows a Gunner A. E. Clememts of the R.A. as having been reported as 'Wounded-in-Action' in 'The Times' edition of 13 June 1953 - notes with the medals indicate the actual date of 'Wounds' was incurred in battle on 'The Hook' on 28 May 22 May 1953 Sold together with collectors card with notes, and the relevant extract page taken from the above referenced casualty source Condition: VF
A Korea War campaign pair: Marine R.B. Wilson, Royal Marines - Korea Medal (PO/X.6635 R.B. Wilson. R.M.) - United Nations Service Medal. With clasp 'Korea' The privately compiled Royal Marines medal roll, shows that the recipient is confirmed as member of Royal Marines detachment aboard H.M.S. Newcastle Condition: GVF
A Korea War campaign pair: Private R.H. Hastie, 1st Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers - Korea Medal (21033050 Pte. R. Hastiee. K.O.S.B.) - United Nations Service Medal. With clasp 'Korea' Note: The surname has an additional letter 'E' at the end - and is an 'error' as issued! Important: The published reference book 'Casualties Sustained by the British Army in the Korean War 1950-53' (N & M Press) shows a Private R. P. Hastie of the K.O.S.B. as having been reported as 'Wounded-in-Action' in the 'The Times' edition of 9 June 1951 - notes with the medals indicate the actual date of 'Wounds' was incurred in battle on 22 May 1951, during the attack on Hill 232. It is reported that Private Hastie as a member of 'C' Company was wounded - together with 5 others - when the US Army tank tank in which he was travelling was blown-up by a mine. During the stalled advance no less than 3 x US Army tanks were knocked out in the same village by mine explosion Sold together with collectors card and notes, and the relevant extract page relating to the above mentioned action, this latter taken form the regimental history 'The Borderers in Korea' (J.F.M. MacDonald) Condition: GVF
A Korea/Malay Peninsula group of 3: Sergeant M.C. Roe, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers - Queens Korea Medal (21126026 Cfn M.C. Roe, R.E.M.E.) - UN Korea Medal with clasp \'Korea\' - GSM 1962 & 2 clasps \'Borneo\' & \'Malay Peninsula\' (21126026 Sgt M.C. Roe, REME) Note: Single letter \'O\' of surname on the Korea Medal has been double stamped. The UN medal is a contemporary period issue Condition: GVF
A Korean War 'Died-of-Wounds' Casualty' group of 3: Lance Corporal David Forsyth Allan, 1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - GSM 1918. GVI second issue 'Palestine 1945-48' (19045332 Pte. D. Allan. A. & S.H.) - Korea Medal (19045332 Pte. D. Allan. A. & S.H.) - United Nations Service Medal. With clasp 'Korea' Important: Lance Corporal David Forsyth Allan, a native of Denny, Stirlingshire, Scotland, where he was born on 25 August 1929, is confirmed as having 'Died of Wounds' in Korea on 22 October 1950. He is buried at the UN Memorial Cemetery, Pusan, Korea Sold together with a copy of the respective entry page from the casualty roll published in the regimental history 'The Argylls in Korea' (G. I. Malcolm 1952) Condition: GVF
A Korean War 'Wounded-in-Action' casualty' group of 3: Fusilier Robert Allan Case, 1st Battalion Royal Northumberland Fusiliers late 1st Battalion Royal Lincolnshire Regiment - GSM 1918. GVI type II 'Palestine 1945-48' (14467118 Pte. R. Case. R. Lincolns.) - Korea Medal (14467118 Fus. R. Case. R.N.F.) - United Nations Service Medal. With clasp 'Korea' Note: Only on the 'GSM 1918' the single letter 'S' in regiment name has been officially corrected - and common thus for this particular medal and clasp issue to that regiment Important: The published reference book 'Casualties Sustained by the British Army in the Korean War 1950-53' (N & M Press) shows a Fusilier R.A. Case as having been reported as 'Wounded-in-Action' in the 'The Times' edition of 29 October 1951 - notes with the medals indicate the actual date of 'Wounds' was incurred in battle on 6 October 1951, when 1/R.N.F. in the three day fighting at Point 217 incurred casualties of 16 men killed and 94 wounded Robert Allan Case is reported to have enlisted into the General Service Corps of the British Army on 13 June 1945. He transferred to the Army Air Corps 30 August 1945, by which time he had qualified for the War Medal. On 3 December 1946 he transferred to the Sherwood Foresters, and then to the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment on 14 February 1947. After service in Korea - where he was presumably on attachment to the R.N.F. - he transferred to the Army Reserve on 3 February 1953 and returned to civilian life Condition: Mostly GVF
A Korean War campaign and long service group of 3: Captain (QM) Lawrence Simpkins, Army Catering Corps - Korea Medal (22559345 Cpl. L. Simpkins. A.C.C.) - United Nations Service Medal. With clasp 'Korea' - Military LS&GC. EIIR with 'Regular Army' bar (22559345 W.O.1. L. Simpkins. A.C.C.) Staff Sergeant Major Lawrence Simpkins was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant (487763) on 30t Jun. 1969, with seniority 30tJun. 1965. To be Lieutenant 30 June 1969, with seniority 30 June 1967. His next promotions were being made Captain on 30 June 1971., and then Captain (Q.M.) on 10 October 1972. Captain (Q.M.) Simpkins retired from the British Army on retirement pay, 2 April 1973 Condition: About GVF
A Korean War campaign and long service group of 3: Company Sergeant Major M. R. Rae, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers - Korea Medal (22264248 Cfn. M. Rae. R.E.M.E.) - United Nations Service Medal. With clasp 'Korea' - Military LS&GC. EIIR 'Regular Army' bar (22264248 W.O.Cl.2. M.R. Rae. REME.) Note: The recipient was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1967, while serving with the British Army of the Rhine, in Germany Sold together with a copy of an official photograph showing the recipient with medals up at a presentation ceremony for award of the LS*GC to member sof the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. This photograph with official 'chops' to reverse, ref BHQ/67/168/11 'Public Relations Photo Section, Headquarters British Army on the Rhine'. This annotated to identify the recipient as 'L/hand officer (sic) W.O. Rae REME receving his long service medal See the illustration of the recipient with his Korea Medals up, standing last left facing in the front row The group professionally court-mounted and 'as-worn' by the recipient. The silk ribands attached to a mounting bar that retains the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: About GVF
A Korean War campaign medal pair: Fusilier K. Siddall, 1st Battalion Royal Northumberland Fusiliers - Korea Medal (22540205 Fus. K. Siddall. R. N. F.) - United Nations Service Medal with clasp \'Korea\' Note: 1st Battalion Royal Nurthumberland Fusiliers were awarded 4 x Battle Honours for their services during the Korean War they were; - Imjin - Seoul - Kowang-San - Korea 1950-51 Regulation dictated that British Army units could only include a maximum of 2 x battle honours for the Korean War to be worn on their regimental colours, and the two subsequently selected by the R.N.F. were \'Imjin\' & \'Korea 1950-51\' Condition: VF
A Korean War campaign pair: Corporal J. Goodman, 1st Battalion Royal Northumberland Fusiliers - Korea Medal (21125303 Cpl. J. Goodman. R.N.F.) - United Nations Service Medal with clasp \'Korea\' Both medals fitted with their original ribands, the UN service medal additionally having the original pin-back brooch as issued Note: The GSM 1962 awarded to the recipients son is also available separately for sale on this website Condition: GVF
A Korean War campaign pair: Fusilier R. Bush, 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers - Korea Medal 1950-53 (22486540 Fus. M.P. Bush. R.F) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' The 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers carry the below following battle honour for their services during the Korean War; - Korea 1952-3 Condition: GVF
A Korean War campaign pair: Marine W.C. Ellis, Royal Marines - Korea Medal 1950-53 (R.M.9352 W.C. Willis. Mne. R.M.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' Condition: EF
A Korean War campaign pair: Musician R.E. Horton, Royal Marines - Korea Medal 1950-53 (RMB/X R. E. Horton, Musn, R.M.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea'. Note: The single prefix letter 'B' has been overstruck - and a typical common occurrence with this medal to this particular service The prexif number and rank show that these are the campaign medals of a Musician that served with the Royal Marine Band Condition: VF
A Korean War campaign pair: Private A. Fulton, 1st Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers - Korea Medal 1950-53 (22470479 Pte. A. Fulton. K.O.S.B.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' The 1st Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers carried the below following battle honours for their services during the Korean War; - Kowang-San - Korea 1951-52 Condition: VF
A Korean War campaign pair: Private D. McGrail, 1st Battalion Welch Regiment - Korea Medal (22426334 Pte D. McGrail. Welch.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' The 1st Battalion The Welch Regiment incurred an estimated 30 x casualties during the Korean War, and earned for the regiment the battle honour 'Korea 1951-2' Condition: VF
A Korean War campaign pair: Private G. Anderson, 1st Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers - Korea Medal (22186440 Pte. G. Anderson. K.O.S.B.) - United Nations Service Medal. With clasp 'Korea' Note: Some official corrections to the recipients unique army service number - and common thus for this particular campaign medal Condition: About GVF
A Korean War campaign pair: Private G.M. Smith, 1st Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) - Korea Medal 1950-53 (22772051 Pte. G.M. Smith. B.W.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea'. The UN Korea medal retaining the original corded riband with integral fitted hinged brooch pin The 1st Battalion Black Watch earned the following battle honours for their services during the Korean War; - The Hook 1952 - Korea 1952-3 Condition: VF
A Korean War campaign pair: Private R. Donaldson, 1st Battalion The King's (Liverpool Regiment) - Korea Medal (22704866 Pte R. Donaldson, Kings) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' Note: The last letters 'GS' in 'Kings' has been officially corrected - and a Common coccurrence with this particular medal issue The 1st Battalion The King's incurred an estimated 31 x casualties during the Korean War 9including 4 x POW), and earned for the regiment the battle honours 'The Hook 1953' and 'Korea 1952-3' Condition: VF
A Korean War campaign pair: Private R. Morgan, Army Catering Corps - Korea Medal 1950-53 (22308229 Pte. R. Morgan. A.C.C.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea'. The UN Korea medal retaining the original corded riband with integral fitted hinged brooch pin Condition: GVF
A Korean War campaign pair: Private Raymond Golding, 1st Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment - Korea Medal (22463544 Pte. R. Golding, R. Norfolk.) - United Nations Service Medal with clasp \'Korea\' The UN Service Medal awarded to Private Raymond Golding is contained in its blue card box of issue Condition: GVF
A Korean War campaign pair: Trooper A. Marks, 8th Royal Irish Hussars - Korea Medal 1950-53. (22288719 Trp. A. Marks. 8H.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' The 8th Royal Irish Hussars earned the following battle honours for their services during the Korean War, but only elected to carry that for 'Imjin' on their 'Colours'; - Imjin - Kowang-San Condition: EF
A Korean War campaign pair: Trooper W. Crabb. Royal Tank Regiment - Korea Medal 1950-53 (22790239 Trp. W. Crabb. R. Tks.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' Note: We have been advised that Trooper W. Crabb is included on the nominal roll 1st Battalion Royal Tank Regiment, which unit played such a promient part in the 'Hook' Battle The Royal Tank Regiment earned the following battle honour for their services during the Korean War; - Korea 1951-3 Condition: VF
A Korean War campaign pair: Tropper J. Meaden, 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards - Korea Medal 1950-53 (22483692 Tpr J. Meaden. 5th D.G.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea'. The UN Korea medal retaining the original corded riband with integral fitted hinged brooch pin Note: We have been advised that the recipient served in Korea with 'A' Squadron, 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, which was commanded by Major G.T. Blundell- Brown The 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards carry the below following battle honours for their services during the Korean War; - The Hook 1952 - Korea 1951-52 Condition: GVF
A Korean War campaign service pair: Private 1st Battalion Royal Scots - Korea Medal (22720496 Pte, G. Bee. R. S.) - United Nations Service Medal. With clasp 'Korea' Note: The medals both fitted with their original ribands - that for the UN medal riband fitted with the original intricate hinged pin brooch bar Condition: GVF
A Korean War campaign service pair: Private A. K. Jordan, 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment - Korea Medal (19037263 Pte. A.K. Jordan. MX.) - United Nations Service Medal. With clasp \'Korea\' Sold with an assortment of original ephemera including; 1. Middlesex Regiment DCO. Korea. Regimental veterans enamelled lapel badge 2. Membership Card of the Middlesex Regiment Korean Club. This dated 1986 named to the recipient and numbered 141 3. Medal transmittal letter and addressed registered envelope for the UN medal, sent to; Mr A K Jordan 155, Hawthorn Crescent Cosham Hants Note: The medals both fitted with their original ribands - that for the UN medal riband fitted with the original intricate hinged pin brooch bar. The UN medal contained in it\'s original blue card box of issue Condition: EF
A Korean War campaign service pair: Private C. Cross, 1st Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment - Korea Medal (22403881 Pte, C. Cross. R. Norfolk.) - United Nations Service Medal. With clasp 'Korea' Note: The medals both fitted with their original ribands - that for the UN medal riband fitted with the original intricate hinged pin brooch bar Condition: EF
A Korean War campaign service pair: Private W.J. Lewis, 1st Battalion Welch Regiment - Korea Medal (2259815 Pte. W.J. Lewis. Welch.) - United Nations Service Medal. With clasp 'Korea' Note: That for the UN medal riband fitted with the original intricate hinged pin brooch bar Condition: GVF
A Korean War medal pair: Private V. Cook, Royal Army Ordnance Corps - Korea Medal 1950-53 (71849 Pte. V. Cook. R.A.O.C.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea'. Note: The first digit only of the recipients regimental number has been overstruck - and a not uncommon occurrence with the naming of this particular campaign medal The recipients unique regimental number shows that he had originally enlisted in the Royal Army Service Corps of the British Army prior to 1941, and hence almost certainly entitled to other un-named Second World War campaign medals The UN Korea medal retaining the original corded riband with integral fitted hinged brooch pin, and contained in named original card box of issue Sold together with original Army Medal Office transmittal letter dated 1960, that shows that the recipoient was a native of Wakefield, Yorkshire, his address being; Mr V Cook 4, Stafford Terrace Alverthorpe Road Wakefield Yorkshire The medals fitted with their original ribands and both almost uncirculated Condition: EF
A Korean War medal pair: Trooper R.T. Phillips, 1st Royal Tank Regiment - Korea Medal 1950-53 (22795275 Tpr. R.T. Phillips. 1st R.Tks.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea'. The 1st Royal Tank Regiment served in theatre 'Korea' between 1951-53, earning the battle honour; - Korea 1951-53 Condition: About EF
A Korean War pair: Able Seaman S.W. Hoskins, Royal Navy - Korea Medal (C/SSX .848354 S.W. Hoskins. A.B. R.N.) - United Nations Service Medal. With clasp 'Korea' Condition: VF
A Korean War pair: Private D. McDade 1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - Queens Korea Medal (14475750 Pte D. McDade, A. & S.H.) - United Nations Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' Note: The UN Medal is the correct contemporary to the period of issue type Condition: GVF
A Korean War POW's campaign medal group of 4: Sapper J. Hollis, Royal Engineers - War Medal - GSM 1918. GVI type II & clasp 'Palestine 1945-48' (14945369 Spr. J. Hollis. R.E.) - Korea Medal (22235551 Spr. J. Hollis. R.E.) - United Nations Service Medal. With clasp 'Korea' Important: The published reference book 'Casualties Sustained by the British Army in the Korean War 1950-53' (N & M Press) shows a Sapper J. Hollis, R.E. listed as having been reported 'Missing' on 2 May 1951, later confirmed 'Prisoner of War' on 15 December 1951 A copy of the respective entry page from the above referenced source accompany's the medal group Condition: GVF
A late Victorian 'African Wars' campaign group of 3: Private John Hutchinson 1st Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment, late 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment - BSA Medal. 'Rhodesia 1896' rev (2820 Pte J. Hutchinson. 2/Y & Lancr Regt) - QSA. 'CC' 'TH' OFS' 'ROL' 'TRA' LN' (2820 Pte J. Hutchinson, 1: Yk: & Lanc: Regt) - KSA Medal. With usual two dated clasps (2820 Pte J. Hutchinson, Yk: & Lanc: Regt) Note: The medals and all clasps are confirmed in the respective medal rolls (ref WO 100/169 for the BSA medal, WO/ for the QSA and WO for the KSA) Important: Reference 'British Battles and Medals' (2006, Seventh Edition) it is estimated that only 156 BSA medals were awarded with 'Rhodesia 1896' reverse to the 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment John Hutchinson was a native of Whiston, Roterhamd, Yorkshire, England. Describing himself as a 'Brass Finisher' by Trade having been previously apprenticed to Messers Dean & Co for 4 years. He claimed to be 20 years and 11 months of age, when he attested for service with the British Army at Pontyfract, on 27 September 1890. He was however no stranger to the military, as at the time of elistment he cited having previously served with the 3rd Battalion Yorks and Lancs Regiment which was a local volunteer or milita unit. His terms of service were 7 years with the Colours and 5 years with the Reserve (he was recalled from the reserve for service in the South Afruican War). During his period of service with the York and Lancaster Regiment, he served just over 8 years overseas as under; - South Africa: 14 May 1892 to 13 February 1897 (4 years 276 days) - India: 14 February 1897 to 17 December 1897 (304 days) - South Africa: 13 December 1899 to 30 August 1902 (2 years 267 days) John remained a Private soldier throughout his military service and was enver promoted. His papers reveal that his next of kin was given as his brother, William Henry Hutchinson, who resided at Wickerclay near Rotherham, Yorshire, England Note: The above details were extrapolated from the recipients extant service papers that are held at The National Archives in WO/97 file series, and which can beb accessed on-line through a genealogical website Condition: Toned about VF
A late Victorian 'Rhodesia' campaign pair: Trooper George Frederick Slight Southern Rhodesia Volunteers late Raaf's Column - BSA Company Medal. No clasp. Matabelend 1893 reverse (Tpr George Slight. Raafs Col'n) - QSA Medal. Silver & clasp 'Rhodesia' (311 Tpr: G.F. Slight. S. Rhod: Vols:) Important: Both medals and clasps confirmed as entitled on the respective medal rolls (ref WO 100/77 & WO 100/267) George Frederick Slight is shown on the BSA Company medal roll as having been present at the engagement at 'Senguesi', while the QSA Medal roll shows that his medal - together with a medal to another family member called 'A. Slight' - was issued to him at Bulawayo, Rhodesia on 6 March 1903 Reference 'British Battles & Medals' (7th Edition) it is estimated that 249 x BSA Company medals were awarded to 'Raaf's Column' Condition: The medals silver tarnished & with some edge bruising on QSA, otherwise the pair VF
A late Victorian campaign and long service pair: Private Charles Dean, Royal Marine Light Infantry - QSA Medal. With clasp ‘Cape Colony’ (C. Dean, Pte R.M.L.I. H.M.S. Dorris) - Naval LS&GC Medal. EDVII issue (PO.13197 Charles Dean, Pte, R.M.L.I.) Important: The South African War medal and clasp entitlement is confirmed on the respective medal roll (ref ADM 171/53), wherein 4394 Private Charles Dean is shown as having been issued with his medal on 29 January 1902 Charles Dean was born on the 18 September 1873. He first enlisted in the Royal Marine Light Infantry on 6 April 1889, and re-enlisted for a second time on 3 August 1904 Condition: Toned VF
A late Victorian campaign group of 4: Sergeant George William Bishop, Somerset Light Infantry late Royal Engineers - Egypt Medal. With clasp \'Suakin 1885\' (17166 Sapr. G.W. Bishop, 10th Co. R.E.) - Queens South Africa Medal. With clasp \'Natal\' (2239 Sejt. G.W. Bishop. Somerset: Lt.Inf:) - Kings South Africa Medal. With both dated clasps ( 2239 Serjt. G. Bishop. Somerset: L.I.) - Egypt: Khedives Egypt Star. Obverse dated 1884-6 Note: Minor official corrections to regimental number on QSA. The respective medal rolls (WO 100/64, WO 100/175, WO 100/323) show the recipients entitltement to all the British medals listed above, with the roll for the QSA showing entiitlement to 3 clasps including, Natal, Orange Free State and Transvaal - the two latter clasps now missing from the QSA here offered George William Bishop was born at Poona, Bombay Presidency, India (and most likely the son of a soldier serving with the Army in India. He attested as a \'Boy\' with the British Army at Taunton, Somerset on 13 October 1881, for service with the Royal Engineers. He was then 15 years and 8 months of age and had been a \'Clerk\' in civilian life. Inspite of his youth he also cited prior military service with the 1st Somerset Militia. He remained with the Royal Engineers, as a Boy, Bugler and then Sapper until 29 February 1888, on which date he then transferred to the 1st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry. In total he was credited with having 21 years and 13 days reckonable service by the time he took his final discharge Overseas service took him to Egypt (twice), Soudan, Malta, Gibraltar and South Africa His intended place of residence after leaving the British Army was, 33 St.Augustine Street, Taunton, Somerset Sold together with soft-copy set of soldiers service papers that will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment The group mounted in the swing-style and possibly \'as-worn\' by the recipient. The emdals suspended from contemporary ribands, and the mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Conditions: Usual light pitting on Egypt Medal the others better. The group about VF
A Lieutenant Colonel's group of 6 - Special Service Medal & clasp 'Suraksha' (IC-36898 Lt Col R.N. Masaldan, Engrs) - Sainya Seva Medal & clasp 'Assam - Bengal' (SS-28520 Lt R.N. Masaldan, Engrs) - Ucchh Tungta Medal (IC-36898 Maj R.N. Masaldan, Engrs) - 50th Anniversary of Independence Medal (un-named) - Armed Forces 20 Years Long Service Medal (IC-36898 Lt Col R.N. Masaldan, Engrs) - Armed Forces 9 Years Long Service Medal (IC-36898 Capt R.N. Masaldan, Engrs) Uncommon on the market to find 'High Altitude' service medals named to a Lieutenant Colonel, and overall a good 'modern' combination to a senior commissioned officer. The prefix and different number on the Sainya Seva Medal being indicative of the recipient having initially served on a 'Short Service' commission / engagement prior to conversion to a regular long service career commission. The group mounted presumably as worn (no pin bar on reverse). Condition: VF
A Liverpool City Policeman's long service medal pair and St. John Ambulance Association medalion: Constable Arthur John Jacques, Liverpool City Police - Liverpool City Police Good Service. Bronze. Presented 15 Sept 1939 (Con: 217 "E" Arthur John Jacques.) - Liverpool City Police Good Service. Silver. Presented 15th Sept 1944 (Con. 217.F. A. J. Jacques) - St. John Ambulance Association Medalion (310965 Arthur J Jacques) Note: The Liverpool City Police medals both fitted with their respective integral buckle brooches on ribands and silver medal contained in fitted leatherette case of issue. The silver Police medal with clasp reading 'Service over 30 years', and reverse of medal with English silver hallmarks Condition: GVF and better
A long serving Officer Artilleryman's campaign and conronation medal group of 6: Lieutenant-Colonel Leslie Wilfred Thorne, Royal Artillery - 1939-45 Star - Burma Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. EIIR issue with clasp 'Malaya' (Major L.W. Thorne. R.A.) - Coronation MedaL 1953 Note: The award of the Coronation Medal confirmed in the Coronation Medal Roll 1953, wherein he is listed as a Captain and his award allocated under Section 5 U.K. Lieutenant-Colonel Leslie Wilfred Thorne (204142), was a long serving professional soldier, who served continuously for almost 30 years as an officer of the Royal Artillery, between the years 1941 and 1970. His promotions were as under; - 06 Sep 1941: 2/Lieutenant - 01 Oct 1942: Lieutenant - 21 Aug 1947: Captain - 21 Aug 1954: Major - 30 Jun 1964: Lieutenant-Colonel Sold together with a fine pin-back set of contemporary silk medal ribands, as worn by the recipient The group mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The medals suspended from contemporary silk ribands and the mounting brooch bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A lot of Second World War era insignia / ephemera pertaining to the South African Womens Auxiliary Service - South African Womens Auxiliary Service: S.A.W.A.A. XI Command 14 cloth badge - Photo of uniformed South African girl reverse dated 1942 & Durban Studio address - V for Victory WW2 bi-metal pin with pofile of GVI. As worn on girls tie in photo Note: Bottom right corner of photo clipped and V for Victory patriotic badge with reverse pin removed Condition: VF
A Machine Gun Porters complete Great War campaign medal trio: Machine Gun Carrier S bin Ali, 3rd (East Africa) Battalion The King's African Rifles - 1914-15 Star (1578 M.G. S. Bin Ali 3/K.A.R.) - British War Medal: (1578 M.G.S.Bin.Ali.3/K.A.R.) - Interallied Victory Medal(1578 M.G.S.Bin.Ali.3/K.A.R.) Note: The abbreviation M.G. indicates that the recipient, a Swahili Muslim, served as a Machine Gun Carrier with the 3rd (East Africa) Battalion, The King's African Rifles Complete Great War trios to indigenous African troops are rare on the market Condition: All medals worn F
A Malaya / Borneo campaign pair: Rifleman Purnabahadur Gurung, 2nd Battalion 6th Gurkha Rifles - GSM 1918. EIIR 'Malaya' (21149491 Rfn. Purnabahadur Gurung, 2/6 G.R.) - GSM 1962. With clasp 'Borneo' (21149491 Rfn. Purnabahadur Gurung, 2/6 GR) Note: The battalion prefix on GSM 1918 medals awarded to Gurkha regiments for the 'Malaya' campaign only appear to have been included on issues made towards the end of the Emergency, i.e sometime after 1958 Condition: VF
A Malaya / Borneo campaign pair: Rifleman Takhatbahadur Gurung, 2nd Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles - GSM 1918. EIIR issue 'Malaya' (21148222 Rfn Takhatbahadur Gurung 2 G.R.) - General Service Medal 1962. 'Borneo' (21148222 Rfn. Takhatbahadur Gurung. 2/2 GR) Takhatbahadur Gurung who was born in 1939 enslited for service with the British Army on 5 November 1957. His total reckonable service for pension accumulated by the time he took his discharge from the British Army at Singapore on 13 July 1970 was 15 years. During his service he had served in India, Malaya, Singapore, Hong Kong and Borneo. His full medal entitlement were the medals and clasps listed above. At discharge his military conduct was described as 'Exemplary' and his Character Testimonial was as under; Quote, A hard working man. Takhatbahadur is thoroughly reliable, honest and trustworthy, and is fully capable working without supervision. He drives both heavy and light vehicles well and has recently been driving a minibus, which is used to take children to school and families shopping. He has done this well. Would do well if employed as a driver or in domestic employment. Unquote. Medals sold with a copy of the recipeints service record which confirms all of above Condition: VF
A Malaya and 'Confrontation' pair of medals: Rifleman Kanchabahadur Limbu, 1st Battalion 10th Gurkha Rifles - GSM 1918. EIIR 'Malaya' (21145498 Rfn Kanchabahadur Limbu, 10th GR) - GSM 1962 & clasp 'Borneo' (21145498 Rfn Kanchabahadur Limbu, 1/10 G.R.) Kanchabahadur Limbu served a total of 10 Years and 275 days service with the British Army, taking his discharge at Singapore on 19 June 1969 His service record confirms the medals and clasps listed above as being his complete medal entitlement At the time of his discharge his military conduct was described as 'Exemplary' and the following 'Testimonial' provided; Quote, Rfn Kanchabahadur Limbu has given his loyal service to the Bde of Gurkhas for ten years and is now leaving the Army. His discipline and turn out have been always good. He has a pleasant nature. He is loyal and honest and keen at active works. Recommended to any employer for a keen worker Unquote. The medals worn from a pin-back brooch bar suspended from contemporary ribbons in the 'swing-style' and almost certainly as worn by the recipient Copy of the recipients service record will accompany the medals Condition: VF
A Malaya and 'Confrontation' pair of medals: Rifleman Lalbahadur Limbu, 1st Battalion 7th Gurkha Rifles - GSM 1918. EIIR & clasp 'Malaya' (21141898 Rfn. Lalbahadur Gurung, 7 G.R.) - GSM 1962. With clasp 'Borneo' (21141898 Rfn. Lalbahadur Gurung, 1/7 G.R.) Condition: Edge nicks otherwise VF
A Malaya and 'Confrontation' pair of medals: Rifleman Mote Rana, 1st Battalion 6th Gurkha Rifles - General Service Medal 1918. EIIR 'Malaya' (21149516 Rfn. Mote Rana, 1/6 G.R.) - General Service Medal 1962 & clasp 'Borneo' (21149516 Rfn. Mote Rana, 1/6 G.R.) Note: The inclusion of battalion prefix in the naming styles for the GSM 1918 with clasp 'Malaya' when awarded to Gurkha Rifles Regiments only ever appears on medals to those qualifying towards the very end of 'Emergency' and thus not often seen Mote Rana enlisted for service with the British Army at Western Nepal Pokhra Depot on 20 November 1958. His subsequent service with the Brigade of Gurkhas included active service tours in the jungles of Malaya and Borneo, as well as overseas postings to India, Hong Kong, Sarawak and Singapore. Mote Rana took his discharge from the British Army at Singapore on 14 May 1969, at which time his 'Military Character' was described as 'Exemplary', and his 'Testimonial' described him as; Quote, Mote Rana is leaving the Army having completed ten years loyal and efficient service. He is a cheerful forceful character who has a well developed sense of duty. During his service he has reached 2nd class standard of education. Unquote. Medals sold with a copy of the recipients service record which confirms above details and his medal and clasp entitlement. Condition: Contact marks and edge nicks GF
A Malaya and 'Confrontation' pair of medals: Sapper Bhimbahadur Mall, Gurkha Engineers - GSM 1918. EIIR 'Malaya' (21141449 Spr Bhimbahadur Mall Gurkha Engrs) - General Service Medal 1962. 'Borneo' (21141449 Spr Bhimbahadur Mall Gurkha Engrs) Bhimbahadur Mall enlisted for service with the British Army at Western Gurkha Depot Nepal on 1 November 1955. His subsequent service with the Brigade of Gurkhas included several active service tours in the jungles of Malaya and Borneo, as well as overseas postings to India, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Singapore. Bhimbahadur Mall took his discharge from the British Army at Singapore on 15 December 1969, at which time his 'Military Character' was described as 'Exemplary', and his 'Testimonial' described him as; Quote, Bhimbahadur is an honest, sober and hard working soldier. He remains cheerful under severe working conditions. He is capable of working unsupervised, and has some expereince of supervising others. He is only leaving the Army because of redundancy. Unquote. Medals sold with a copy of the recipients service record which confirms above details and his medal and clasps entitlement. Condition: VF
A Malaya Insurgency and 'Confrontation' pair: Rifleman Heman Gurung, 2nd Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles - General Service Medal 1918. EIIR issue 'Malaya' (21151715 Rfn Heman Pun, 2 /2 G.R.) - General Service Medal 1962. 'Borneo' (21151715 Rfn Heman Gurung, 2 / 2 G.R.) Nice to see both GSM's bearing full battalion and regiment designations, i.e. 2nd Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles Note: The different family / clan name on the medals, possibly reflecting the soldier reverting to his original clan / family name after enlisting under an alias. The medals mounted 'swing style' as presumably worn by the recipient. The medals suspended form contemporary ribands from a pin-back brooch mounting bar Condition: GVF
A Malaya Insurgency and 'Confrontation' pair: Rifleman Sukbahadur Limbu, 2nd Battalion 7th Gurkha Rifles - General Service Medal 1918, EIIR 'Malaya' (21139834 Rfn Sukbahadur Limbu, 7 GR) - General Service Medal 1962. 'Borneo' (21139834 Rfn Sukbahadur Limbu 2/7 GR) Recipient served as a Rifleman with 2nd Battalion 7th Gurkha Rifles Condition: GVF
A Male Nurses 'Far East Prisoner of War' campaign & long service group of 6, including a rare 'Bronze' issue QAIMNS 'Cape Badge': Staff Sergeant A. R Gover, Royal Army Medical Corps - 1939-45 Star - Pacific Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Military LSGC Medal. EIIR bar 'Regular Army' (7258197 S/Sjt. A. R. Gover. R.A.M.C.) - QAIMNS Cape Badge. Bronze issue (for Males) KC (7258197 A.R. Gover 1.11.30) Note: The name and regiment only on the LSGC have been officially corrected - evidently the medal had wrongly been named Grover, instead of Gover - the regimental number and rank have not been affected The pre-war 'Bronze' issue of the Queen Alexandras Imperial Nursing Service 'Cape Badge', is engraved on reverse in a contemporary style, and is a rare item of nursing insignia in this metal and named to a pre-war male nurse - the moreso found in a group to a subsequent FEPOW Important: The recipient is confirmed as having been captured and made Prisoner-of-War at the fall of Singapore on 15 February 1942. The recipients nursing skills ensuring that he would have had a very busy time of it caring for his comrades during his years of captivity as a Far East Prisoner of War Condition: GVF
A Maori soldiers Vietnam campaign medal pair: Corporal Barry Wahanui, \'Whisky 1\' Rifle Company, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, attached 4th Royal Australian Infantry Regiment - Vietnam Medal 1964-73 (40331 LCpl B Wahanui RNZIR) - South Vietnam: Campaign Medal 1964 (40331 B. Wahanui) Note: The naming on the Vietnam Medal is officially impressed, and the naming on the South Vietnam Medal (which medals is of superior quality manufacture as issued to Australian and New Zealand personnel) is officially engraved Important: Corporal Barry Wahanui later died in Malaya on 19 April 1969, while serving there with RNZIR, his body being returned to New Zealand and buried at Kawhia Cemetery - the reference for this information is \'From emergency to confrontation: The New Zealand armed forces in Malaya and Borneo 1949-1966 (Christopher Pugsley, 2003) Note: Various New Zealand and Austrlaian internet resources confirm that Corporal Bernard Wahanui, a native Maori, is confirmed as having served in with Whisky 1 Rifle Company Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, during his service in Vietnam, during which time \'W1\' was attached to 4th Royal Australian Infantry Regiment Condition: GVF
A Maritime and Naval World Wars \'Family\' group of 6: The Everett family of South Shields, Co Durham 1). Robert J. Everett - British War Medal. Silver issue (Robert J. Everett) - Mercantile Marine War Service Medal (Robert J. Everett) The recipients \'unique name\' Medal Index Card confirm that he was a native of Cley, Norfolk and had been born in 1865 Important: Both medals contained in their original named card boxes of issue these each additionally marked in red ink \'Decd\' the abbreviation denoting the recipient was \'Deceased\' at time of medal issuance! The medals contained in original imprinted medal envelopes and both medals retaining good lengths of ribands as issued Condition: GVF 2). Mr. A. Everett, late Royal Navy - 1939-45 Star - Atlantic Star - Burma Star - War Medal These all contained in original named card box of issue from the Director of Navy Accounts and addressed to; Mr. A. Everett 22, Roman Road, South Shields, Co. Durham The group accompanied by the official Transmittal Letter form the Admiralty, this confirming on reverse that four medals only were issued Note: Presumably Everett \'Senior\' and or his subsequent family had re-located to South Shields at some time. Medals offered as sourced, and most probably a family group of \'Father\' and \'Son\' Condition: GVF
A Mazhabi Sikh's Indian Army multi-campaign group of 3: Sepoy Nika Singh, 32nd Sikh Pioneers - IGS Medal 1895. EDVII silver 'Waz 1901-2' (3527 Sepoy Nika Singh, 32nd Pjb. Pioneers) - Tibet Medal 1904. Silver 'Gyantse' (3527 Sepoy Nika Singh, 32d Sikh Pioneers) - IGS Medal 1908. GV silver 'Abor 1911-12' (3527 Sepoy Nika Singh, 32nd Sikh Pioneers) The recipieint was a Mazhabi Sikh 'Sepoy' (Private) serving with the famous 32nd Sikh Pioneers of the Indian Army - a regiment that saw extensive service, and always with considerable distinction, in the most mountainous and rugid terrains that the British or Indian Armies ever served An excellent combination of campaign medals and clasps, and one that was only regimentally possible to earn by the regiments and personnel of the Indian Army. This particular medal and clasp combination being a unique combination that was only earned regimentally by the 32nd Sikh Pioneers Condition: VF
A medical volunteer's South African War campaign pair: Orderly J .H. Dawson, Leeds Corps, St.John Ambulance Brigade - QSA Medal. With clasp 'Cape Colony' (1868 Ord J.H. Dawson, St John Amb Bde) - St.John Ambulance Brigade South Africa Medal. (1868 Pte J. H. Dawson, Leeds Corps.) Note: The clasp on the QSA medal is loose on riband as issued - and typical for medals awarded to members of the SJABO Important: The QSA medal and confirmed as entitled per the respective campaign medal roll (Reference WO 100/225) compiled and signed at Wynberg, South Africa on 15 July 1901, by the Officer Commanding Base Details, Royal Army Medical Corps. The recipient is shon on the medal roll as having served at the Base Hospital at Wynberg Only an estimated 71 x medals were awarded to men of the Leeds Corps of the SJABO The recipients name and service is commemorated on the South African War Roll of Honour that is inside Leeds Town Hall Sold together with hard-copy pages from the respective QSA medal roll Condition: GVF
A Merchant Seaman\'s Great War campaign pair: Thomas Bains - British War Medal. Silver issue (Thomas Bains) - Mercantile Marine War Service Medal (Thomas Bains) The recipients Medal Index Card confirm that Thomas Bains is a unique name in the data base for the Mercantile Marine War Serrvice Medal held at the The National Archives. Further it shows that he was a native of South Shields, England, and was born in 1876 The medals retaining their original silk watered ribands Condition: GVF
A Metropolitan Police 'Shooters' campaign, coronation and best shot group of 5: Police Sergeant Jeffery - QSA Medal. 'CC', 'OFS', 'TR' '1901' (35415 Corpl: G.J. Jeffery. 108th Coy Imp: Yeo:) - Coronation Medal 1902. With 'Metropolitan Police' reverse (P.C. G. Jeffery. S.Div.) - Coronation Medal 1911. With 'Metropolitan Police' reverse (P.S. G. Jeffery.) - Prince of Wales Metropolitan Police Best Shot Medal (PS 119 G J Jeffery R Dvn 1926) - Metropolitan Police Shooting League Medal (P.S. G. Jeffery (R.Divn) 25th July 1912) Note: Top dated clasp on QSA is loose on riband - and as issued Important: The QSA medal and all 4 x clasps confirmed as entitled on the respective medal roll (ref WO 100/122) the dated clasp being issued separately on supplementary roll dated 29 April 1904 Condition: Very Fine and better
A Metropolitan Police and Royal Navy campaign and coronation group of 4: Ableseaman Sidney Goff, Royal Navy late Metropolitan Police - 1914-15 Star (186662 S. Goff. A.B. R.N.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (186662 S. Goff. A.B. R.N.) - Interallied Victory Medal (186662 S. Goff. A.B. R.N.) - Metropolitan Police Coronation Medal 1911 (P.C. S. Goff.) Sidney Goff, a native of Wambrook (nr Chardstock), Dorset, England, where he was born on 29 April 1880. The 1891 National Census of England and Wales records him as being the son of Robert (a Mason) and Caroline, then all living together at \'Holy City\' Chardstock, Dorset. Joining the Metropolitan Police sometime before 1911, Sidney subsequently settled in London and died at Lewisham, London in 1960 Sold together with some associated \'Christmas 1914\' ephemera and gifts from the King and Queen, including Christmas Greetings card, photograph of Queen Mary and a .303 bullet pencil, indicating that tyhe recipient was an early war volunteer for service with the Royal Navy All medals mounted on a bar in the swing-style fitted. The medals fitted with old contemporary silk weave ribands Condition: VF
A mid Victorian Naval Officers campaign group of 3: Lieutenant Henry Cardale, Royal Navy - Crimea Medal 1854. With clasp 'Sebastopol' (Hy. Cardale, Acting Mate, H.M.S. Britannia) - China Medal 1857-60. With clasp 'Canton 1857' - Turkey: Crimea Medal, with British reverse and pierced with a ring suspension Note: The Crimea medal is named in an old contemporary engraved style and the 'Sebastpol' clasp is loose on ribbon as issued Henry Cardale served in the Crimea as Acting Mate in H.M.S. Britannia. He passed his examination on 7 June 1855 and subsequently served as Mate in the Phoenix, attached to the White Sea squadron, and Wanderer on the Home station. He became Lieutenant on 3 June 1856 and joined the Impregnable, flagship of Sir William Parker at Devonport, and from August 1856 until 1859 was employed in the Sans Pareil, in which ship he took part in the operations on the coast of China, including the bombardment and capture of Canton. He seems to have served subsequently aboard H.M. Ships Amethyst, Driver, Satellite, and Gibraltar, but is no longer shown in the Navy List for 1867. He came form a Naval family as his younger brother, Vice-Admiral C. S. Cardale, was second-in-command of the Naval Rocket Brigade in the Abyssinian Expedition in 1867 Condition: VF
A Military BEM, campaign and long service group of 7: Warrant Officer II, John Frederick Wren, B.E.M., Royal Army Service Corps, late No 1 Training Battalion R.A.S.C. - British Empire Medal, (Military) E.II.R. (T/91617 A/W/O. 2 John F. Wren, R.A.S.C.) - 1939-45 Star - Burma Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. EIIR 'Arabian Peninsula' (T/91617 W.O. Cl. 2. J. F. Wren. B.E.M. R.A.S.C.) - Military LS&GC. EIIR & 'Regular Army' bar (T/91617 Sgt. J. F. Wren. B.E.M., R.A.S.C.) Important: the award of the B.E.M. was published in the London Gazette 13 June 1957. The official recommendation states; Quote, Warrant Officer Class 2 John Frederick Wren was decorated for his services as a C.S.M. at No. 1 Training Battalion R.A.S.C. Recommendation reads: ‘C.S.M. Wren’s duties have included the constant supervision over NCO’s and men of the Permanent Staff and Enlisted Boys; the maintenance of discipline and turnout; the supervision of training; maintenance of rosters of Company duties; the upkeep of records relating to training and discipline and the general supervision over the cleanliness of the Barracks. In short, the normal duties of a Company Serjeant Major, but with this difference. Supervision must be by day and night, involving abnormally long hours. Boys must be handled differently from men - friendliness in order to gain their confidence is essential, but must not prejudice firmness in the interests of respect and discipline. C.S.M. Wren has worked uncomplainingly towards these ends. He has maintained the strictest discipline amongst Permanent Staff and Boys and has won their respect and admiration. Boys turn to him first when they are in trouble, knowing they will receive sympathetic hearing and sound advice. The task of the C.S.M. of a Boys’ Company is complex, responsible and exacting and the achievement of success in such an appointment demands exceptional selflessness and devotion to duty. These qualities C.S.M. Wren has brought to his task in a very full measure and although only a substantive Serjeant he has filled the appointment of a WO II with outstanding success. His loyalty, integrity and strength of character are beyond question and to him must go a large share of the credit for the excellent spirit that pervades the whole company. He has been an inspiration to the permanent staff and has set the highest possible example to the boys.’ Unquote. Sold together with hard copy of the B.E.M. recommendation and London Gazette extract pages The medals mounted in the swing-style, and as-worn by the recipient. The emdals suspended form contemporary silk ribands, the mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: VF
A Military Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. GV issue with ‘Regular Army’ bar (1410996 W.O.CL.II. C.F. Brooks. R.A.) The medal mounted as-worn in the swing-style. The silk riband mounted from a contemporary mounting brooch, this retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A Military Police 'Dog-Handlers' South East Asia campaign medal pair: Sergeant Anantabahadur Pun, Gurkha Military Police late 5th Gurkha Dog Company and 2nd Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles - GSM 1918. EIIR 'Malaya' (21179072 Rfn. Anantabahadur Pun. 2/2 GR) - GSM 1962. 'Malay Peninsula' (21179072 Cpl. Anantabahadur Pun. GMP.) Note: Single official correction to last letter on GSM 1918 - and a typical occurrence with this medal and clasp issue to the Brigade of Gurkhas Anantabahadur, a Nepalese citizen, was born circa 1936, and 19 years of age when he joined the British Brigade of Gurkhas at Lehra, on 2nd January 1954. Anantabahadur Pun was born in 1936 and enlisted into the Brigade of Gurkhas on 2 January 1954. Serving with the 2-2nd Gurkha Rifles in Malaya, he later transferred to the Gurkha Military Police, serving with 5 Gurkha Dog Company. He was discharged on 30 November 1968 He saw extensive service in Malaya during his long military career, and his 'Military Conduct' was described as 'Exemplary' when he took his discharge from the British Army. The 'Testimonial' given in his service papers state; Quote, "Anatabahadur Pun has completed 14 years loyal and efficient service. He is cheerful, intelligent and energetic. He has passed 1st class EducationStandard and is literate in Roman and Nagi characters. He speaks English to the 1st class standard. He is qualified as an **** ******** and in the handling and care of Guard Dogs and can be recommended for service and employment in civilian life. During the last 10 years of his service he was employed as an NCO and displayed good supervisory powers and a sense of leadership." Unquote. The pair of medals mounted in the court-style suspended from a pin-back brooch that retains the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Sold together with a copy of the recipient service papers that confirm his qualification in the handling of 'Guard Dogs' and his long service with the 5th Gurkha Dog Company, Gurkha Military Police Medals named to the Gurkha Military Police are scarce - the moreso medals to a confirmed 'Dog-Handler' Condition: About GVF
A mixed British Army and New Zealand Army campaign and long service pair: Lieutenant M. Phipps New Zeland Army Pay Corps late Royal Army Pay Corps - GSM 1918. EIIR issue & clasp 'Arabian Peninsula' (23492849 Cpl. M. Phipps. R.A.P.C.) - Military LS&GC Medal. EIIR with bar 'New Zealand' (41784 Capt. M.S. Phipps. NZAPC) An unusual combination denoting that the recipient had previously served in the ranks of the British Army beofre transferring to the New Zealand Army in which latter he was a Commissioned Officer Condition: GVF
A mixed Indian Army and Volunteer 'Moplah Rebellion' service group of 6: 2nd Lieutenant William John Davis, Indian Army Reserve of Officers & Southern Provinces Mounted Rifles - British War Medal. Silver issue (2-Lt.W.J. Davis.) - Interallied Victory Medal (2-Lt.W.J. Davis.) - IGSM 1908. GV issue clasp 'Malabar 1921-22' (Ex-Engnr. W.J.Davis.) - Jubilee Medal 1935 - Coronation Medal 1937 - Volunteer Force Long Service Medal. GV (Tpr W.J. Davis S.Prov.M.Rif., A.F.I.) Important: The Great War and Jubilee / Coronation medals all confirmed as entitled in the respective Medal Index Card's (for the campaign medals) and medal rolls for the Jubilee & Coronation medals (these latter rolls showing the recipient as employed with the Indian Service of Engineers holding the appointment of Superintending Engineer for Madras Circle, Madras, India Note: The award of the India General Service Medal would appear to have been made in his civilian capacity as an 'Executive Engineer' in the Civil Administration, rather then as a member of the local Volunteer Corps - and scarce thus named to a civilian William John Davis was married to Mabel Davis (born circa 1894), and they had one son Michael John Davis who had been born circa 1922 The group mounted in the 'swing-style' suspended from a pin-back brooch and almost certainly 'as-worn' by the recipient Condition: VF
A mixed services Army and Naval campaign and long service group of 5: Warrant Officer II W. M. Hunter, Prince Alfred's Guard late South African Naval Forces and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (South African Division) - 1939-45 Star (67225 W. M. Hunter) - Atlantic Star (67225 W. M. Hunter) - War Medal (67225 W. M. Hunter) - Africa Service Medal (67225 W. M. Hunter) - Efficiency Medal. GVI type I with bar 'Union of South Africa' (W.O.2. W.M. Hunter P.A.G.) Important: The recipients unique service number shows that he served in the Second World War as a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (South African Division) An unusual combination of medals denoting diverse volunteer service in the Prince Alfred's Guard infantry regiment of the Active Citizen Force of the Union Defence Force, and campaign service with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (South Africa Division) and South African Naval Forces Note: Prince Alfred's Guard infantry regiment is a volunteer unit with headquarters and depot in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. It is linked by regimental affiliation to Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (2 SCOTS) of the British Army The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The silk ribands suspended form a medal mounting bar that retains it's original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: Silver medals toned, otherwise GVF
A mixed services Second World War and Malaya Emergency pair: Captain R. Dock Royal Army Educational Corps late Royal Marines - War Medal - GSM 1918. EIIR issue with clasp \'Malaya\' (Capt R. Dock. R.A.E.C.) Recipient is reported to have served with the Royal Marines prior to joining the British Army The pair mounted in the swing-style and \'as-worn\' by the recipient. The ribbons suspended from a mounting brooch that retains its hinged pin and casp fitting Condition: VF
A modern 'Thin Red Line' multi-campaign medal group of 6: Private S. J. McCafferty, 1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - GSM 1962. 'Northern Ireland' (24867878 Pte S J McCafferty A & S H) - NATO Medal with clasp 'Former Yugoslavia' - NATO Medal with clasp 'Kosovo' - Iraq Medal. No clasp (24867878 Pte S J McCafferty A & S H) - Golden Jubilee Medal 1952-2002 - Accumulated Service Medal. Type I (24867878 Pte S J McCafferty A & S H) The ACSM with English silver hallmarks. The GSM is officially impressed the other named medals are officially laser named Sold with a coloured photograph of recipient in No 1 dress (Kilt) wearing GSM - which looks to have been taken inside the Regimental Headquarters - this annotated in ink with his service particulars 1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders were the descendent unit of the famous 'Thin Red Line' of Balaklava and Crimean War fame The recipient is reported to be the son of 24265066 Pte 'Joe' MacCafferty also of 1/Argylls, whose campaign medal pair including an ACSM is being sold separately The pre 2003 medals court mounted as worn. The reverse of mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings. The 2 x later medals un-mounted. Condition: GVF
A modern 'War against Terrorism' campaign and long service group of 4: Corporal M. Jeeves, Royal Engineers - Iraq Medal. No clasp (25040099 Lcpl M Jeeves RE) - Operational Service Medal. With clasp 'Afghanistan' (Cpl M Jeeves RE 25040099) - Golden Jubiulee Medal EIIR 1952-2002 - Military LS&GC. EIIR type with 'Regular Army' bar (Cpl M Jeeves RE 25040099) The group mounted in the court-style, presumably as-worn by the recipient. The mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: EF
A modern campaign group of 4: Lance Corporal T. R. Clarke. Royal Corps of Transport - GSM 1962. With clasp 'Northern Ireland' (2444557715 LCPL T R Clarke RCT) - Gulf War 1991. With clasp '16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991' (2444557715 LCPL T R Clarke RCT) - Kuwait: Liberation of Kuwait Medal. 4th class - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Gulf War Medal Note: Both British medals are officially impressed The British medals swing-mounted and 'as-worn' by the recipient. The mounting brooch bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: About GVF
A modern campaign medal group of 3: Sergeant K. Bradford, Royal Logistic Corps, late Royal Army Ordnance Corps - GSM 1962. With clasp 'Northern Ireland' (24585049 Cpl K Bradford RAOC) - Gulf War 1991. With clasp '16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991' (24585049 Sgt K Bradford RAOC) - Military LS&GC Medal. EIIR 'Regular Army' bar (24585049 Cpl K Bradford RLC) Condition: GVF
A modern era Irish Cavalryman's campaign and long service group of 3: Warrant Officer II P. Butterfield 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards - GSM 1962. 'South Arabia' 'Northern Ireland' (23546437 Cpl. P. Butterfield. 5 Innis DG.) - United Nations Service Medal: UNFICYP ribbon for service in Cyprus - Military LS&GC. EIIR 'Regular Army' bar (23546437 W.O.CL.2 P. Butterfield 5 Innis DG.) Note: The upper clasp on the GSM 1962 attached by a customary silver rod as issued Important: The United Nations medal is a superior quality manufactured medal from the early 1970's Two squadrons of the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards were deployed to the Middle East in period 1964-65, the squadrons rotating respectively between South Arabia (Aden Colony) and garrison duty in Bahrain (Arabian Gulf). The regiment deployed to Cyprus as a member of the United Nations Force between 1973-74. The only time the regiment deployed on active service to Northern Ireland, was a four month tour there in 1981 The medals mounted in the swing style and 'as worn; by the recipient. The mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A modern \'Iraq\' campaign pair: Petty Officer M.M. Kelland, Royal Navy - General Service Medal 1962. Clasp \'Air Operations Iraq\' (MEA APP M.M. Kelland, D240892D RN) - Iraq Medal. No clasp (POMEA M.M. Kelland, D240892D RN) The recipient was a Mechanical Apprentice at time of earning his GSM and subsequently was holding Petty Officer rank at the time of qualifying for the Iraq Medal The medals mounted in the swing-style, presumably \'as-worn\' by the recipient. The mounting bar retaining the hinged pin fitting Condition: EF
A most distinguished 'Lady Adventurer's' positively attributed miniature medal group of 5: Miss Emily Georgiana Kemp, F.R.S.G.S., late French Red Cross - British War Medal. Silver issue - Interallied Victory Medal - France: Medaille d'Honneur des Epidemies). Ministerre de la Guerre reverse - France: Medal of French Recognition (Medaille de la Reconnaissance Francaise) - France: Medaille d'Honneur pour Actes de Courage et de Devouement The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The silk ribands suspended from a contemporary mounting brooch, this latter retaining the original hinged pin and clasp fittings and stamped 'Spink & Son L, 17-18 Piccadilly, London. W. All contained within the medal makers leatherette medal case, this with the medallists 'By Appointment Spink & Son Ltd' logo on upper inside lid Emily Georgiana Kemp (1860-1939) was a remarkable British female adventurer, artist, writer and celebrated 'Sinophile'. Her love and interest in China never waned, and is the more remarkable when one considers that a sister, brother-in-law and nephew were butchered by members of the 'Harmonious Fists Society' a.k.a. 'Boxers' during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion in China. Indeed Emily's epitaph recorded at Somerville College, Oxford is simply 'Friend of China' Emily Kemp was a Baptist from a wealthy Lancashire industrialist family - indeed her brother was 'The Lord Rochdale'. In her youth Emily was one of the first female students at Somerville College, Oxford. After Oxford, she continued her studies at the Slade School of Fine Art. It was however for her travel in Central-Asia and the Far East that she is best remembered, having made at least two crossings of the Pamirs and many journey's to China, Korea, India, central Asia and the Amazon, during which she sketched, painted and wrote down here experiences and observations, with a focus on the education and welfare of women, and their role in religion She was friendly with the theologian Marcus Dods, the explorer Francis Younghusband and Albert Schweitzer. She donated the chapel at Somerville College as a "house of prayer for all people" (ie., non denominational and for all religions) Appointed a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, her highest award came from the worlds oldest geographic society, that of France, when she awarded the Grande Médaille de Vermeil by the French Geographical Society for her seminal work 'Chinese Mettle' Emily bequeathed her extensive archives of papers, paintings and Chinese art to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford A prolific writer, Emily wrote numerous books, including but not restricted to below following most of which are currently available in re-print form; - The Face of China (1909) - The Face of Manchuria, Korea and Russian Turkestan (1910) - Wanderings in Chinese Turkestan (1914) - Reminiscences of a Sister, S. Florence Edwards, of Taiyuanfu (1920) - Chinese Mettle (1921) - There Followed Him, Women (1927) The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The silk ribands suspended from a contemporary mounting brooch, this latter retaining the original hinged pin and clasp fittings and stamped 'Spink & Son L, 17-18 Piccadilly, London. W. All contained within the medal makers leatherette medal case, this with the medallists 'By Appointment Spink & Son Ltd' logo on upper inside lid Note: The recipients full-size medals are being sold separately elsewhere on this website, and are not here included in this item description. The attached images of the full-size medals only being here attached for reference/attribution purposes. A truly remarkable female medal recipient Condition: EF
A most impressive Canadian WW2 and peackeeping service group of 11, to an officer who served with S.O.E.: Colonel Clifford Henry Cook, E.D., C.D., Canadian Army, late S.O.E. or Secret Operations Executive - 1939-45 Star - Burma Star - Defence Medal. Canadian issue silver - Canada: Canadian Volunteer Service Medal. With overseas service clasp - War Medal. Canadian issue in silver - United Nations Service Medal: UNTSO/UNOGIL ribbon - United Nations Expeditionary Force Medal: U.N.E.F. ribbon - Coronation Medal 1953 - Efficiency Decoration. GVI type & integral 'Canada' top brooch bar (Lt. Col. C. H. Cook) - Canada: Canadian Decoration. EIIR issue (Col. C. H. Cook) - USA: Legion of Merit. Officer’s badge with gilt emblem on riband (Clifford H. Cook) Note: The hinged pin and clasp from the integral top brooch bar on the E.D. removed to facilitate court-mounting Important: The E.D., C.D., and United States Legion of Merit are all confirmed as awarded per Canadian Archives Note: Sold together with; A. Matching companion set of contemporary miniature medals B. Set of medal ribands mounted on three rows c. A miniature ‘Mameluke’ sword and scabbard, approx. 154mm long, silver and gilt, with ivorine hilt, in fitted Eberle, Brazil case. This with a typed card bearing the logo of the ‘Exercito Brasileiro Batalhao Suez’ reading: ‘Col. CH Cook - Canadian Army. On behalf of all officers and ORs of Brazil Bn, I offer you a miniature of the sword of - Duque de Caxias - Brazilian Army Patron. Rafah 28 November 1961 (Signed) Fernando Soter da Silveira, Lt Col - CO - Brazil Bn’ - and evidently a souvenir from a Brazilian battalion deployed on UN peacekeeping duties It is reported that Clifford Cook was assigned to the S.O.E. in London, and apparently subsequently hand-picked to go to Burma with 23 x other Canadian officers in 1944 to work with British and American forward troops to learn tactics for a possible Canadian Expeditionary Force even though the Canadian Government would not admit they were there. Four officers were KIA and two others captured (reference "For Your Tomorrow, Canadians and the Burma Campaign" by R. H. Farquharson). It has been suggested that the US Legion of Merit was for his work with the Americans in Burma, but we have not been able to. After the war Cook was attached to the Canadian Embassy in London for three years then onto Washington. He wrote several papers on Cold War Defence and was featured on a C.B.C. documentary on the then new camp Gagetown, built as a first line of defense from a Russian attack Both medal groups professionally court-mounted by Spink of London. Both groups fitted with mounting bars complete with long stout hinged pins and clasps Condition: Tiny enamel chip on Legion of Merit otherwise the lot about EF
A most impressive Sudanese recipients late Victorian era campaign medal group of 4: Nafar Khair Abdulla, 9th Sudanese Infantry Battalion, Egyptian Army - Egypt Medal 1882-89. Undated 'Toski 1889' 'Gemaizah 1888'. Named in Arabic (9-1666) - Sudan Medal 1896-98. Named in Arabic (1666-9) - Egypt: Khedives Star. Obverse undated - Egypt: Khedives Sudan 1896. Silver issue 8 x clasps. Named in Arabic (1666-9) Note: The 8 x clasps on the Khedive's Sudan medal are reading from bottom-up; - Firket - Hafir - Abu Hamed - Sudan 1897 - The Atbara - Khartoum - Sudan 1899 - Gedid The 9th Sudanese Battalion was raised in May 1884, and disbanded on 30 June 1930. The regimental Colour of the 9th, bore on it 'all 10' of the actions commemorated on the medal clasps in the group of medals here offered The battle honours on the Colour were; Nile, 1884-85; Kosha; Ginnis; Sarras; Gemmeiza; Toski; Argin; Firket; Hafir; Sudan 1897; Abu Hamed; The Atbara; Kartoum; Gedid; Sudan 1899 and Nyam-Nyam Important: These are the medals of 1666 Nafar (Private) Khair Abdulla, of the 9th Sudanese Infantry. His entitlement to the Egypt Medal with both clasps is confirmed on the respective campaign medal roll of the 9th Sudanese (ref WO 100/72). The medal roll was signed by then Colonel H. H. Kitchener - later the Sirdar of Sudan and better known as Field Marshal Lord Kitchener Medal rolls for the reconequest of the Sudan to Sudanese Battalions are not extant or in the public domain in the United Kingdom - but the above cited medal roll positively iderntifies the recipients as 'Khar Abdualla', and the three silver medals are all officially named in Arabic script showing the recipients identical regimental number and regiment Note: The lugs have been removed from second clasp and unofficial rivets inserted in place between the second and third clasps - this the standard feature of the clasp carriages with these clasps awarded to the 9th Sudanese The medals mounted in the correct order of wear per order of precedence of the Egyptian Army. The medals mounted in the swing-style. The brass mounting brooch bar retaining a long hinged pin and clasp fitting A rare and impressive 'complete' late Victorian campaign medal group to a native soldier - the more desirable for the named medals all being in the correct style and format for a native soldier who served continuously throughout the qualifying period with the 'Fighting Ninth' Condition: VF and better
A most interesting Naval Officers campaign group of 5, to an Officer that served during the \'Samoan Fighting\' in the South Pacific, 1899, and who was cited for gallantry during the ship-wreck of the only British Warship lost during the South African War - QSA Medal. Silver issue with clasp \'Cape Colony\' (Ast.Payr. A.C.S. Bere. H.M.S. Sybille) - NGS Medal 1915. GV & clasp \'Persian Gulf 1909-14\' (St.Payr. A.C.S. Bere. H.M.S. Pelorus) - 1914-15 Star (St.Payr. A.C.S. Bere. R.N.) - British War (Payr. A.C.S. Bere. R.N.) - Inter-allied Victory Medal (Payr. A.C.S. Bere. R.N.) Recipient is confirmed in the Naval Lists as having served on H.M.S. \'Tauranga\' - one of only 2 x Royal Navy warships from the \'Australia Station\' to have served during the \'Samoan\' fighting of 1899. No medals and clasps were awarded for these actions in the South Pacific, notwithstanding that several Royal Navy personnel were killed-in-action in Samoa, including an Officer of H.M.S. Tauranga, Lieutenant Angel Hope Freeman R.N. Following his services in Samoa, and the Australia Station, Bere subsequently was posted to H.M.S. Sybille and service during the South African War, his services in that latter conflict result in a citation for gallant service. The Navy List records as under; Quote Paymaster A. C. S. Bere, Clerk of \'Tauranga\' during Samoan fighting in 1899. Assistant Paymaster of \'Sybille\' landed on duty at Lambert\'s Bay, January & February 1901 (South Africa Medal Cape Colony clasp). Received an expression of their Lordship\'s appreciation of gallantry at wreck of \'Sybille\'. Captain H. P. Williams commanding \'Sybille\' wrote to Rear Admiral Sir Robert H. Harris as follows: - \'I beg to bring to your notice the gallant behaviour of Lieutenant Pigou and Assistant Paymaster Bere, who attempted to swim out to get hold of a drift line from the \'Sybille\' in a very heavy surf. These two officers although not strong or very good swimmers, risked their lives at a time when the natives of the place would do nothing to help and although they were unsuccessful I consider their gallantry is worthy of the highest praise.\' Acting British Consul at Cherbourg, France, December 1903 to January 1904. Qualified as interpreter in French, March 1904 and Italian, January 1909. Literary Associate, Institute of Linguists, London. General Service Medal, Persian Gulf 1909 - 14 clasp Unquote. All medals and clasps confirmed as entitled per the respective naval medal rolls The medals are mounted \'as-worn\' in the swing-style. The contemporary silk ribands suspended from a mounting bar retaining it\'s long inged pin and casp fitting. The medals contained in a customised plush fitted leatherette case. The outside lid of the case gilt tooled on 2 lines \'\'BERE\'\' NATIONAL DEFENCE COMPANY Sold together with an extract from the Navy List appertaining to the services of Staff Paymaster Bere and confirming above details Condition: Toned GVF
A most interesting \'Egyptian Service\' group 5, awarded to an Australian (Tasmania) born \'Spy\': James Richardson Gibson, Director-General Egyptian Land Survey & British Commissioner of the Egyptian State Domains, late Intelligence Department - Egypt Medal 1882. No clasp with dated \'1882\' reverse (Mr. J. R. Gibson) - Turkey: Order of Medjidie, 1st Class set. Silver gold and enamel sash badge & breast star - Turkey: Order of Osmanieh, 3rd class neck badge, 63mm., silver, gold and enamel - Egypt: Khedives Star, obverse dated 1882; Important: Original sash ribands/neck cravats ribands are with the Orders, the first Class set in a plush Spink customised case Note: Official corrections to forename initials on Egypt Medal Sold together with; - Silver medal. Obv: Nile scene with the Pyramids. Rev: Ottoman arms and ‘Domaines del Etat’. Engraved, ‘Pour Coton Abbassi et Afifi (Garbieh), Jan. 1898’ And, A quantity of original documentation, including; Horse Guards forwarding letter for the Khedive’s Star 1882, dated 4 August 1883, with accompanying hand written note stating, ‘An Egyptian Medal will be prepared and sent to you by the Commissary General of Ordnance, Woolwich’; Foreign Office letter of commendation for the Egypt campaign of 1882, dated 28 February 1884 (’Sir C. Malet, lately Her Majesty’s Agent and Consul-General in Egypt, and his successor Sir Evelyn Baring, have both brought to my notice the valuable services which you rendered to the Expeditionary Force in Egypt during the campaign of 1882 ... ’); a letter of thanks for an official report written by the recipient, dated April 1884 (’In sending [it] over I shall say to Lord Grenville that you deserve great credit for the progress which has been made’); Osmania licence to wear document, and related forwarding letter, dated 13 February 1885, the former stating ‘in recognition of your services whilst actually and entirely employed by His Highness the Khedive of Egypt beyond our Dominions’; Medjidie licence to wear document, dated 28 May 1900, together with what is believed to be a related bestowal document; a copy of his privately published memoir, Notes on Service in Egypt 1881-1895, pamphlet, 19pp., printed by T. J. Whiting & Sons, London, n.d.; a portrait photograph of Gibson, by P. Dittrich, Cairo, and a folio of mezzo-tints of Egyptian scenes (11 images), by Lafayette, London; and three uniform buttons, Egyptian crescent design, by Firmin, London James Richardson Gibson, was the eldest son of James William Gibson and his wife Rosetta, of Circular Head, Tasmania, His father was Chief Agent of the Van Diemen\'s Land Co James commenced his career in the Revenue Survey in India in 1860, where he worked until being invalided to England in 1880, latterly having served as a Deputy Superintendent. Not quite having recovered his health, but by special request from the Foreign Office, he went out to Egypt with an appointment in the Land Survey, where, in early 1882, he was asked to assist Major (Later General) Tulloch of the Intelligence Department at Cairo. Here, he was charged with gathering intelligence in anticipation of forthcoming military operations, a chapter of his career described in his privately published memoir, Notes on Service in Egypt 1881-1895: ‘As my duties in the Survey Department enabled me to visit all parts of the country, and to have access to records which were not open to the public, I was able to obtain a certain amount of information without attracting attention and I finally prepared and forwarded to the War Office a map of Lower Egypt ... I was still endeavouring, with little success, to carry on the survey when the massacre of Europeans took place in Alexandria on 11 June 1882, which was soon followed by the arrival of the English Fleet. The Khedive, the British Consul General, and almost all the European officials then took up their residence in Alexandria, and their departure was the signal for a general exodus of European merchants and tradesmen from Cairo. I was left with three other English officials, and received instructions from Sir Auckland Colvin, the English Comptroller General, to send him a daily report of the events in Cairo. This I continued to do till the 9 July, when I received instructions to come to Alexandria as the bombardment would probably take place in 24 hours.’ On reaching Alexandria, where the streets were ‘swarming with soldiers and low class Arabs’, but where fortunately Gibson and his party were ‘allowed to pass through the town unmolested’, he sought refuge aboard one of H.M’s ships. The naval bombardment over, he volunteered his services, and was duly appointed to the Intelligence Department under Sir F. Goldsmid, to collect information for the use of the British military. Gibson continues: ‘While serving in the Intelligence Department, I made several reconnaissances in the country lying between the outskirts of Alexandria and the Abou Kir Lake, in order to watch the movements of Arabi’s troops who were entrenched on the banks of the Mahmowdieh Canal. On my return from one of these excursions I learnt that Midshipman De Chair had been taken prisoner by a patrol of Arab cavalry just outside the village of Ramleh. I had passed through the same village, which consists of a single street, at an early hour the same morning, but saw nothing of the patrol; they were doubtless concealed among the palm trees and probably I had a narrow escape. After this I went out on two occasions when the Highland Brigade made demonstrations to draw out, and if possible, engage Arabi’s troops near Kafr Dawar, and on both of these occasions there were a few casualties.’ Released from his duties on behalf of the Intelligence Department in late August 1882, Gibson next joined the 1st Division of the British Army under Sir Garnet Wolseley at Ismailia, where he was placed under the command of Major Ardagh, R.E., and assisted in landing stores and in taking depositions from Arab prisoners; so, too, in carrying out further reconnaissance sorties in the neighbourhood of Salahieh, where a brigade of Arabs was posted. But it was in the course of his final task on behalf of the military that he had his closest call, while transporting by rail 370 Arab wounded to the Civil Hospital at Cairo - ‘We started from Tel-el-Kebir about 1 p.m. on 15 September, under a blazing sun and followed by swarms of flies attracted by the smell of blood.’ Unfortunately for Gibson, not just flies were attracted to his human cargo, for in the course of a water stop at Benha station, a huge crowd gathered on learning that his train contained many wounded Arabs. Gibson continues: ‘The crowd was beginning to get very excited and as it was no use trying to argue with them, I got on the engine and made the driver move on slowly. The crowd followed the train, but as we gathered speed they soon fell behind, though they continued yelling and abusing us till we were out of hearing. I arrived at Cairo station at 8 p.m., and by 11 p.m. all the wounded had been safely transported to the hospital ... By midnight on 15 September, I had my first comfortable bath since 24 August and my first “square meal” in the same period. Thus ended my experience as a volunteer in 1882.’ Gibson received no particular distinction for his services, other than a tardy letter from the Foreign Office in 1884, acknowledging the valuable services which he ‘rendered to the Expeditionary Force in Egypt during the campaign of 1882’, and assurance that said services had not ‘passed unnoticed’. Knowing, as he did, a couple of other civil officers who had received a C.B. and a C.M.G., for taking no risks whatsoever, he was none too pleased. He was, however, appointed Director-General of the Egyptian Land Survey after the 1882 campaign, and lent valuable service during the outbreak of Asiatic cholera in Cairo in the summer of 1883. Awarded the Order of Osmania (3rd Class) in 1885, he was next appointed British Commissioner of the Egyptian State Domains, with charge of a land mass ‘twice the size of the county of Middlesex’. Remaining similarly employed until his retirement, and having been awarded the Order of Medjidie (1st Class) in May 1900, Gibson died at his residence in Felpham, Sussex, in 1909. Note: This lot weights approx 2KG and postage is priced accordingly Condition: GVF
A most unusual C.E.F. veterans Great War campaign & Second World War \'Politicial Internees\' group of 3: Mr & Mrs Charles and Marie Bowness, of 151 St.Giles, Abbeville, Somme, France, Charles being late Private in the Canadian Army Service Corps, C.E.F. - British War Medal. Silver issue (714 Pte C. Bowness C.A.S.C.) - France: Medaille Dela Deporation Et De Internement 1940-45 (Medal for Political Internees) - France: Medaille Dela Deporation Et De Internement 1940-45 (Medal for Political Internees) Important: The British War Medal appears to have been officially re-named, i.e., original naming erased and the subsequent naming impressed Sold together with a number of original documents and ephemera as under; - 2x Cartes D\'Interne Politique for Mr & Mrs Bowness - Carte de Union DEs Internes Politiques Etrangers, for Mrs Bowness - 4 x official \'Certificate\' letters from Ministry of Veterans and Victims of the War - Group photograph of Foreign Political Internees wearing armbands & including Charles Bowness - A caricature postcard of Foreign Political Internees (men) wearing armbands at St.Denis The above documents approve the award of the Political Internees medals, and contain persaonal details and specific information apertaining to the recipients Charles Bowness was a native of Bristol, England, having been born there on 6 March 1887. Charles migrated to Canada sometime before the Great War, living at 6th Street, New Toronto, and employed as a Fireman-Meachanic. He volunteered and enlisted for the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Toronto, on 13 January 1915, and was subsequently posted to the Canadian Army Service Corps. It is almost certain that during his overseas service in France and Flanders with the C.E.F., that he met his future wife, Marie Collet, who was a native of St.Quentin and had been born there on 22 February 1894. Evidently, Charles remained in France after the Great War, and resided together with his wife at 151, rue St.Giles, Abbeville (Somme). Shortly after the German occupation of France, the couple were classified as Political Internees and were each incarcerated in separate detention centres. Marie was deported to Besancon and Vittel between December 1940 and July 1944. Charles on the other hand was deported 6 months earlier with other \'Foreign Politcal Internees and sent to Saint Denis, Drancy and Vittel between July 1940 and July 1944. The group photographs with the ephemera indicate that Charles was held together with a group of other British prisoners - as at least one of the group appears to be a proud and defiant veteran of the B.E.F. as in addition to his \'Armband\' he also wears on his lapel what appears to eba \'War Badge\'! A fascinating and unusual medal grouping, the French award quite possibly a unique award to a \'Bristolian\' Condition: Medals VF
A most unusual campaign and long service service group of 4: Major Singer Royal Army Ordnance Corps late Royal Artillery - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. GVI type II with clasp 'Malaya' (Major S.J. Singer. R.A.O.C.) - Military LS&GC Medal. GV 'Regular Army' bar (1413861 W.O.Cl.II. S. J. Singer. R.A.) Important: A highly unusual combination including as it does a GV issue Long Service medal together with a post 1947 campaign medal, the latter being named to a commissioned officer! Sydney James Singer a native of Middlesborugh, Cleveland, England, was born there on 21 January 1900. He enlisted in 1918 for service with the Royal Artillery (but a search of the National Archives Medal Index Cards shows that he was NOT entitled to any medals for Great War service). He served in the ranks for 15 years and 112 days, and as Warrant Officer Class II for 3 years and 252 days. He was appointed W.O.I. (Sergeant Major) on 3 March 1937, and served at the War Office 1937-39. He was commissioned to Lieutenant 25 November 1939; War Substantive Captain 29 July 1942; Temporary Major 29 July 1942 - and transfer to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps; Temporary Major 29 July 1942 and finally Major 25 November 1952. He retired from the British Army as Honorary Major 1 September 1953. During the Second World War he served as Staff Captain at the War Office from 25 November 1939, and then as Deputy Assistant Director of Warlike Stores, Quartermaster Generals Department., War Office from 29 April 1942 -1945 Sold together with some copied notes confirming above details The medals board displayed and mounted in the court-style Condition: VF
A most unusual Korean War POW campaign group of 6: Rifleman Ernest Akid, 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles, late 2nd and 9th Battalions Manchester Regiment - 1939-45 Star - Italy Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Korea Medal (780018 Rfn. E. Akid. R.U.R.) - United Nations: U.N. Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' Important: A confirmed POW of the Korean War who was exceptionally 'released' during the course of the war under the Chinese 'Leniency Policy' Ernest Akid, a native of Manchester, England, was born there on 4 August 1909. By 'Trade' a 'Cabinet Maker' he enlisted for service with the Manchester Regiment on 20 April 1939. He served in France with the British Expeditionary Force 22 September 1939 through to 31 May 1940. His next overseas posting was on 12 December 1943 through to 13 April 1946, during which time he served in Italy. His four campaign medals for the Second World War were issued on 17 May 1946. Recalled for service after the outbreak of the Korean War, he was posted to 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles and subsequently served in Korea between 1 October 1950 through to 25 April 1951 In Korea, he was taken prisoner of war after the Battle of Chaegunghyon that was fought on 2-4 January 1951, and in which battle the Royal Ultser Rifles incurred casualties of 208 officers and men, reported killed, wounded and missing. After a period of political indoctrination to which all captives were subjected, he was extremely fortunate to be one of only five soldiers selected by the Chinese People’s Volunteers under the so called ‘Lenient Policy’ and after only a month of captivity, he was on 9 February 1951, returned across the battlefield to the British lines loaded with propaganda leaflets calling on the enemy troops to surrender. He is mentioned in the book 'No Mercy, No Leniency: Communist Mistreatment of British & Allied Prisoners of War in Korea, by Cyril Cunningham (photocopy of the respective entry pages will be forwarded to the buyer). Sold together with some extrapolated notes taken from the recipients service record, and entry pages from above referenced book and published Korean War casualty roll Condition: VF and better
A most unusual Victorian campaign & George VI colonial efficiency medal group of 3: Corporal Edward Stuart, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force late, Notts and Derby Regiment (Sherwood Foresters) - IGS 1895. With 2 clasps \'Punjab Frontier 97-98\' \'Tirah\' (4458 Pte E. Stuart, 2nd Bn Derby Regt) - QSA Medal. With 4 clasps \'CC\' \'OFS\' \'TR\' \'SA 1902\' (4458 Corpl E. Stuart, Notts: & Derby: Regt) - Efficiency Medal. GVI type with \'Malaya\' suspender & further service bar (10072 Cpl E. Stuart) Edward Stuart was a native of the parish of St.Peters, Nottingham, England, He was born circa 1871, and was 23 years and 3 months of age when he enlisted for service with the British Army. Prior to joining-up he cited having prior military service having served in the 4th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Militia). Army life appears to have had much appeal to Edward, possibly due to the bulk of his service life being spent overseas in exotic and distant lands. Apart form 2 years and 349 days spent in the United Kingdom at the start of his service, he subsequently served in the East Indies for 2 years and 305 days; Malta for 2 years and 127 days; South Africa for 191 days; China for 2 years and 90 days and lastly in the Straits Settlements where he served for 1 year and 160 days after which he took his final discharge from the British Army \'Singapore\' on 15 May 1906! Currently it is not known what occupation / employment Edward Stuart followed in the period after May 1906, but basis his place of discharge being Singapore - and the presence of the Efficiency Medal - it is thought that he took up employment and residence somewhere in the Straits Settlements. Reference \'In Oriente Primus\' 10072 Cpl Edward Stuart of the Straits Settlements Volunteer Force is recorded as having had the award of a clasp to his Efficiency Medal published in the Straits Settlements Gazette of 17 September 1937. Interestingly a Sergeant E Stuart of the Singapore Volunteer Rifles is shown as earlier receiving a Mention in Despatches for per the Straits Settlements Gazette of 26 July 1918 - whether the latter was one and same as No 10072 I know not. Note: Expatriate Volunteers in the Straits Settlements who \'did not\' serve overseas from their place of domicile, \'did not\' qualify for the British War Medal 1914-18, as they were \'ordinarily resident\' in an area that was not a theatre of war Edward Stuart\'s service papers show that he was married, but as of May 1906 no children are therein recorded. It is thought that Edward Stuart took retirement prior to the Pacific War and migrated to Australia sometime prior to 1942. We believe that the medals above are the awards of one man, and are not a mixed family group. Medals thus sold as found Sold together with copy of service record ex WO/97 file series Medals have been court mounted on a felt backed board for display purposes Condition: About GVF
A much travelled 'Gunner's' Victorian era campaign medal pair: Gunner Joseph George Royal Artillery, late H.E.I.C. service 2nd Company 4th Battalion Bengal Field Artillery - Indian Mutiny Medal: Clasp 'Delhi' (Gunner Josh. George, 2nd Compy. 4th Bn. Art.) - China Medal 1857: With 2 x clasps (Bombr. Josh. George, No. 6 B. 12th Bde. R. Art.) Note: Both medals with loose claws Important: The medals and all clasps are confirmed as the recipients full and only medal entitlement, as enumerated in his service papers - a hardcopy set of which will accompany the medals Joseph George was a native of Kilpatrick, Glasgow, Scotland, where he had been born circa 1835. Sometime prior to 1857, Joseph had enlisted in the Honourable East India Company's, Bengal Army, and served at the siege of Delhi in 1857 as a member of the 2nd Company 4th Battalion Bengal Field Artillery. Following the end of the Indian Mutiny - and while in India - Joseph then attested for the Royal Artillery at Calcutta, India on 5 November 1859, aged 24 years, 9 months. Not including his prior H.E.I.C. service - while serving with the Royal Regiment of Artillery, Joseph served for 4 months in India and 2 years, 10 months in China. He was promoted to Bombardier in June 1861 and to Corporal in October 1863 but was reduced to Gunner in December 1863. Suffering from varicose veins, he was discharged as being unfit on 13 July 1865, at which time his military conduct was described as having been 'Good' A scarce campaign medal and clasp combination to the British Army, and not generally possible to any regular unit excepting where individuals may have 'transferred' between regiments, and or - as in this case - between services Condition: GF
A multi clasp colonial military and police service campaign medal group of 4: British Constable James Wilks, Palestine Police late 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry - IGS Medal 1908. 'North West Frontier 1930-31' (4684513 Pte. J. Wilks, K.O.Y.L.I.) - GSM 1918. GVI 3 clasps 'Pal' 'Pal 45-48' 'Mal' (2484 B. Const. J. Wilks. Pal Police.) - Defence Medal - War Medal Note: Upper clasps on GSM are threaded - but medals and clasps all equally toned Important: The IGS and clasp together with the GSM medal and clasp 'Palestine' confirmed as entitled and issued per the respective campign medal rolls as under; - IGS 1908: Reference WO 100/495 compiled at, Agra, India, 8 February 1934 - GSM 1918 : Reference WO 100/510 John Wilks, the eldest son of Solomon and Elsie Wilks was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England on 13 November 1913. Prior to joining the Palestine Police in 1939, John had served in the British Army with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. United Kingdom 'Outgoing Passenger Lists 1890-1960' record that John was one of a large draft of recruits embarked by the Government 'Cirwn Agents' at London, on 28 January 1939, aboard the British India Steamship Navigation Company vessel S.S. Modasa bound for Port Said, Egypt at which port he was to disembark for travel to onward destination, Palestine. He is next recorded as returning to the United Kingdom on leave on 19 September 1944 (his future intended place of permanent residence showing as an overseas foreign country) when he disembarked at Liverpool from the Aberdeen and Commonwealth Lines' S.S. Moreton Bay', his prposed United Kingdom address being recorded as, 15 Cullabine Road. Manor Estate, Sheffield The below following obituary was published in the Palestine Police Old Comrades Association Quarterly Newsletter No 96 (September 1974) Page 42; Quote, We sadly report the death of John Wilks, ex B/Const 2484, whose last known address was c/o Salvation Army Hostel in Grimsby. In the middle of May, John was involved in an accident at Charring Cross, London and died instantly and effortsa to identify him proved difficult. But eventually his brither was traced in Sheffield and a small cremation ceremony took place at St.Thomas' Hospital London. It is clear that in recent years, John had fallen upon hard times and there are no other known friends or relatives, but the Association was able to assist the authorities considerably and John did not die without the long arm of 'P.P.' comradeship helping in his affairs. Unquote. Sold together with some copied notes and an obituary from the Palestine Police Old Comardes Association Journal and Archivist The reverse of ribands soiled having been framed / mounted on card at some time Condition: IGS is VF others GVF
A multi \'Asian Campaign\' and long service group of 8: Staff Sergeant H. F. Hardy, Royal Army Pay Corps - 1939-45 Star - Burma Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. GVI first type \'S.E.Asia 45-46\' \'Malaya\' (7663002 S. Sjt. H.F. Hardy. R.A.P.C.) - Korea Medal (7663002 S/Sgt. H.F. Hardy. R.A.P.C.) - United Nations Service Medal with clasp \'Korea\' - Military LS&GC Medal. EIIR issue with \'Regular Army\' bar (7663002 S.Sgt. H.F. Hardy. R.A.P.C.) Important: The group represents campign service in four separate Asian campaigns between 1942-1960 Reference the respective medal roll (WO 100/516) for post-war GSM with clasp \'S.E. Asia 1945-56\', the recipient is confirmed as having been issued on 24 August 1948 - and a scarce regimental issue. The Malaya clasp loose on riband as issued The group mounted in the \'swing-style- and \'as-worn\'. Medals suspended from contemporary ribands and the mounting brooch retaining the original long hinged pin and casp fitting Condition: GVF
A multi-campaign 'Commando' campaign service and long service medal group of 4: Marine Ronald David Rollings, Royal Marines who later served with the Royal Australian Air Force - NGS 1915. EIIR 'Near East' 'Arabian Peninsula' (R.M.13521 R. D. Rollings. Mne. R.M,) - GSM 1962. 'Borneo' 'Malay Peninsula' (R.M.13521 R. D. Rollings. Mne., R.M.) - Australia: Defence Force Service Medal. With bar (R. D. Rollings A121337) - Royal Navy LS&GC Medal. EIIR issue (RM.13521 Mne. R. D. Rollings. R.M.) Important: All 4 x medals and 5 x clasps confirmed as entitled, in the recipients accompanying photocopied service records Note: The upper clasp on the NGS loose on ribbon, and the upper clasp on GSM attached by wire - as the recipient wore them (see accompanying photograph) Sold together with; - Photograph of recipient as veteran RM Sydney Branch with 3 x British medals up meeting the Queen - Airborne Special Forces cloth and bullion badge - Airborne Veterans Special Forces cloth badge - Pair of ‘Royal Marines Commando’ cloth shoulder badges - Pair of identity disks, ‘A121337 A C Rollings RD RAAF C of E/B Rh. Neg - Photocopied R.M. Certificate of Service and R.A.A.F. Certificates of Training Ronald David Rollins was born in Walthamstow, Essex, England on 19 September 1936. He enlisted into the Royal Marines in November 1953. On sea service aboard H.M.S. Eagle, 1955-57. Served in 45 Commando in North Africa/Aden, 1959-60; H.Q. 3 Commando Brigade in Malaya, Borneo, Singapore 1962-65, and in 42 Commando in Malaya and Singapore, 1967-69. According to a summary that accompanies the medals, the recipient was amongst other things a qualified parachutist with 127 x decents, as well as being a Marksman (Rifle, Bren, Sterling, GPMG, Armalite & Sten). Discharged by purchase in 1970 and later served with the Royal Australian Air Force. The medals mounted in the court-style and 'as-worn' by the recipient. The reverse of the mounting bar complete with original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Provenance: Philip Burman, December 2002 Condition: VF and better
A multi-campaign medal group of 8: Private Eric Victor Meacher, 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment - IGS Medal 1908. GV 'NWF 1935' (5497179 Pte. E. V. Meacher. Hamps. R.) - IGS Medal 1936. 'North West Frontier 1936-37' (5497179 Pte. E. Meacher. Hamps. R.) - GSM 1918. GVI 'Palestine' (5497179 Pte. E. V. Meacher. Hamps. R.) - The 1939-45 Star - The Africa Star. With clasp '1st Army' - The Italy Star - Defence Medal - War Medal Note: All the medals are confirmed as entitled per a letter from the Ministry of Defence 'Army Medal Office' dated 29 August 1968 Eric Victor Meacher, was a native of Southampton, Hampshire, England, where he was born on 20 January 1915. At sometime during the inter-war years, Eric enlisted into the British Army, joining his local regiment, The Hampshire Regiment, and was posted to the 1st Battalion with which he subsequently saw extensive campaign service pre-1939 in India and Palestine, and later serving in North Africa and Italy during the Second World War. After being demobilized in 1945, Eric took up an appointment as a Telephonist with the British Postal Service, being appointed a Telephonist at Southampton in September 1947. Eric is recorded as having died at Southampton sometime during the first quarter of 1989 Sold together with; - Large group photograph that includes the recipient identified - Original letter from the M.O.D. confirming entitlement to all of the 8 x medals As the group photograph is large and awkward to pack (it will need to be rolled and sent separate by insured postal tube), this will incur additional postage cost which is reflected in the quoted postage cost Condition: GVF
A Multi-Clasp British Red Cross Society Medal Pair: M. Beverley, British Red Cross Society - Proficiency Cross 'Red Cross Nursing & 3 clasps 1931, 1932, 1937 (06658 M. Beverley) - Proficiency Cross 'First Aid in Chemical Warfare' & 2 clasps 1937, 1938 (39 M. Beverley) The integral top brooch bars on both medal being complete and retaining their original hinged pins and clasp fittings on reverse An impressive pair of medal, the further award clasps for 'First Aid in Chemical Warfare' being scarce, and indicative that the recipient would likely have been involved in a Civil Defence capacity during the subsequent Second World War Condition: GVF
A multi-clasp campaign and long service pair: Sergeant G.T.W. Hale, Royal Artillery - IGS Medal 1908. GV 'Waz 19-21' 'Waz 21-24' 'NWF 30-31' (1405808 Gnr G Hale, RA) - Military LSGC Medal. GV type II (1405808 Sjt.G.T.W.Hale. R.A.) Note: Clasps on IGS medal are all joined together by rivets Condition: VF
A multi-clasp Egypt and Sudan campaign pair: Private D. McKinnon, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders - Egypt 82. \'TEK\' \'Suakin 84\' \'El-Teb-Tamaai\' Nile\' (91 Pte. D. McKinnon, 1/Gord. Highrs) - Egypt: Khedives Egypt Star. Obverse dated 1882 Important: Medal and clasps confirmed on respective medal roll. Private McKinnon, being listed as one of an estimated 285 x recipients of a \'4 clasped dated medal\' to men of 1/Gordons for the Egyptian and Sudan campaigns of 1882-89 Condition: Minor bruising and contact marks, VF
A multi-clasp Malaya / \'Confrontation\' campaign pair: Lance Corporal Debibahadur Rai, 2nd Battalion 10th Gurkha Rifles - General Service Medal 1918. EIIR clasp \'Malaya\' (21141967 Rfn. Debibhadur Rai. 10 G. R.) - General Service Medal 62. \'Borneo\' Malay Peninsula\' (21141967 L/Cpl Debibahadur Rai 2/10 GR) Note: A member of 2nd Battalion 10th Gurkha Rifles had the unique distinction of earning the only Victoria Cross of the Indonesian Confrontation, vide the services of Rambahadur Limbu in 1965 The medal ribbons folded for in court-style for display purposes Condition: Minor contact marks otherwise about VF
A multi-decorated ‘Hard Fighting’ twice wounded, Officer & Aviator medal group of 6: Major Vaudrey Adolph Albrecht, OBE, MC, Royal Air Force late Royal Flying Corps and 2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military). 1st type with reverse hallmark for 1919 - Military Cross. GV issue - 1914 Star. With dated clasp (Lieutt. V.A. Albrecht. Manch: R.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Major. V.A. Albrecht. R.A.F.) - Interallied Victory Medal. With MID oakleaves emblem (Major. V.A. Albrecht. R.A.F.) - IGS 1908. GV silver issue ‘Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919’ (Capt. V.A. Albrecht. Manch. R.) Note: The medals, and 1914 clasp have been plated All medals confirmed per below sources; - OBE: Supplement to the London Gazette 3 June 1919 - MC: Supplement to the London Gazette 14 January 1916 - MID’s: 3 x MID’s ; LG’s 1 January 1916; LG 1 December 1916 & LG 1 January 1919 - 1914 Star & clasp trio: Ref recipients Medal Index Card - IGS 1908 with clasp (ref medal roll WO 100/I20/486) Important: Confirmed twice ‘Wounded-in-Action’. Firstly at Le Cateau during retreat from Mons on 26 August 1914, and again at Battle of Ypres in May 1915 The Derby Daily Telegraph issue of 11 September 1944, carried the below obituary (and a photograph of the recipient in Royal Air Force uniform); Quote, “Death of Major Who Was Great Traveller. Major Vaudrey. A. (Mick) Albrecht, C.B.E. (sic), M.C., who died suddenly at his home at Hillcrest, Blagreaves Lane, Littleover, at the age of 56, spent much of his life travelling in many parts of the world. He served with the Manchester Regiment during the last war, but was for some time attached to the Royal Flying Corps, for which he volunteered. He continued to fly after the war, and in 1926 was involved in a mid-air collision. He was severely injured and consequently invalided out of the service. He still travelled extensively, and on one occasion made the trip up the Amazon River. At the beginning of the present was he was commissioned as a Flight-Lieutenant in the R.A.F.V.R., and was stationed in London, until he was invalided out a few months ago. In December, 1941, he married an Australian lady who died three months later. Major Albrecht’s mother, who died last year, was formerly Miss Florence May Vaudrey, sister of the late Dr. Edwin Vaudrey, former house surgeon at the Royal Derbyshire Infirmary.” Unquote. Vaudrey Adolphe Albrect was a native of England, where he was born on,. Vaudrey was first commissioned a Second Lieutenant (on Probation) in the 3rd Battalion Manchester Regiment on, 19 February 1910. On 13/14 August 1914 – and by now a Lieutenant - he first entered theatre of war ‘France & Flanders’ (Medal Index Card refers) - less than 6 weeks later he was reported ‘Wounded-in-Action’ on 26 August 1914, during the fighting at Le Cateau (originally posted as ‘missing’ during the retreat from Mons). After a period of recuperation in England, Vaudrey rejoined his regiment in Belgium in January 1915, and a few months later , at the Battle of Ypres, in May 1915, was ‘Wounded-in-Action’ and evacuated to England in which place he applied for and obtained his Aviator Certificate No.1703, issued to him on 7 September 1915. He had gained his certificate testing in a, Maurice Farman Biplane, at the Military School in Birmingham. From August 1915 through May 23, 1916 , he served with 5 Reserve Squadron. Vaudrey subsequently returned to the Western Front, and flew ‘Bombers’ operationally over the Western Front. He was Officer Commanding 97 Squadron Royal Air Force – indeed he wrote a summary history of 97 Squadron’s services in France, detailing their bombing raids in France, Belgium and Germany - see the index of ‘Cross and Cockade’ for details. He also served with 97 Squadron in India on the North West Frontier (Waziristan) in support of operations during the Third Afghan War in 1919 (and in addition is credited with starting the first ‘Air Mail’ service in the Indian Subcontinent between Karachi to Bombay) Although Vaudrey intended to make a career out of flying, his ambitions were dealt a cruel blow when on 3 March 1924, his ‘Sopwith Snipe’ which he was flying as an ‘Instructor’ collided mid-air over Duxford Aerodrome, with an ‘Avro No 2’ aeroplane. Both aircraft crashed to the ground, with the loss of life to two personnel, one from each aircraft – and very serious injuries to Vaudrey Albrecht. As a conseiquence of the severity of his injuries, Vaudrey shortly thereafter resigned from the Royal Air Force Vaudrey A ‘Mick’ Albrecht, died at his Derbyshire home in Littleover on 7 September 1944 Reference ‘Taming The Tiger: The Story of the India General Service Medal 1908-1935 (Stiles, 2012) only an estimated 15 x India General Service Medals 1908, with the GV first obverse and clasp ‘Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919’ were awarded to all-ranks of Manchester Regiment (10 x officers & 5 x other ranks), all of whom qualified for the respective medal and clasp while serving on attachment to other units. Albrecht is shown on the medal roll (ref WO 100/I20/486) shown as a Captain, attached to 97 Squadron Royal Air Force The group has been court-mounted for display. The reverse of the mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: Plated otherwise GVF and better
A multi-decoration ‘Sudan Service’ group of 6: Major Charles Henry Gore, Royal Army Service Corps late Egyptian Army - Officer of the Order of British Empire. OBE (Mily) 1st type. H/M's for 1918 - 1914-15 Star (Lieut. C.H. Gore. A.S.C.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Major C.H. Gore.) - Interallied Victory Medal. With 'Oakleaves' MID emblem (Major C.H. Gore.) - Egypt: Order of the Nile. 4th Class. Reverse with 'Lattes' makers mark - Khedives Sudan Medal 1910. 2nd issue 2 x clasps 'Darfur 1916' 'Nyima 1917-18' Important: All orders, MID, medals and clasps confirmed as entitled per below authorities; 1. O.B.E. published London Gazette 18 November 1918 2. M.I.D.'s (x 2) published in London Gazette 29 May 1917 & 5 December 1918 3. Order of the Nile '4th Class' published in London Gazette 21 September 1923 4. Great War campaign medals & Sudan medals with clasps confirmed per Medal Index Card 5. Khedives Sudan medal and clasps per respective campaign medal roll (ref WO 100/407) Note: Only an estimated 66 x 'Nymia 1917-18' clasps awarded to British recipients, of which only 29 x recipients were already in possession of the medal and clasp for earlier campaigns Charles Henry Gore was born on 28 November 1881, the son of Sir Francis Charles Gore and Constance Mary Bruce. He was educated at Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire and Trinity College, Oxford. As a Lieutenant in the Army Service Corps, he entered the Middle Eastern theatre of war on 28 January 1915. Gore served in the Darfur Operations 1916 and was mentioned in despatches. Continuing to serve in Sudan, 1917-18, he served in operations in the Nyima Hills, Nuba Mountains Province, and was again mentioned in despatches and was awarded the O.B.E. After the war he was Director of Supplies and Transport of the Egyptian Army and for his services was awarded the Order of the Nile 4th Class in 1923. In 1928 he gained an M.A. from Trinity College. He was variously, Governor of Giggleswick School; Governor of Radley College; Fellow and Bursar of Queen's College, Oxford and J.P. for Berkshire. Gore died in Oxford on 20 June 1941 Condition: GVF
A multi-wounded \'Old Contemptibles\' impressive and unusual Delhi Durbar, in \'World Wars\' group of 8: Sergeant David Lamb, 2nd Battalion Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) - 1914 Star. With original dated clasp (1635 Cpl. D. Lamb, 2/R. Highrs) - British War Medal. Silver issue (1635 Sjt. D. Lamb, R. Highrs.) - Interallied Victory Medals (1635 Sjt. D. Lamb, R. Highrs.) - 1939-45 Star - Africa Star. With original clasp \'8th Army\' - Defence Medal - War Medal - Delhi Durbar Medal 1911. Silver issue (1636 L Cpl D Lamb, RH) Important: The Delhi Durbar Medal confirmed on the medal roll, and correctly imprtessed in the regimental style common to the Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) Note: As the recipeint would have been at least 50 years of age in 1941, it is unlikely that that he served in North Africa with the Black Watch during the Second World War, and presumably his service there was with a supporting arms unit. The inclusion of a Delhi Durbar in a group with Second World War campaign stars to a soldier of the British Army is rare Provenance: ex Dennis Huxstep Black Watch Collection Corporal David Lamb, 2nd Battalion Royal Highlanders, entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 12 October 1914. Clasp confirmed on the respective medal index card. He is also reported to have been \'Wounded-in-Action\' no less than three times during his service in France & Flanders vis; 17 November 1914; 10 December 1914 and 6 February 1915 The medals mounted in the swing-style and presumably as-worn by the recipient. The medals suspended from contemporary silk weave ribbons and the mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Sold together with some research notes, and copy of Medal Index Card Condition: VF
A mutli-campaign and long service group of 4: Sergeant B.C. Costello, Royal Army Medical Corps - Gulf War Medal 1991. No clasp (24559478 Cpl B Costello RAMC) - NATO Service Medal. With clasp \'Former Yugoslavia\' - General Service Medal 1962. With clasp \'Northern Ireland\' (24559478 Sgt B C Costello RAMC) - Military LS&GC Medal. EIIR issue with bar \'Regular Army\' (24559478 Cpl B Costello RAMC) Note: All of the named medals have officially impressed naming The group court-mounted and \'as-worn\' by the recipient. The mounting brooch bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: Some soiling on ribbons otherwise the medals GVF
A Naval casualty campaign pair: Leading Seaman Percival Allnutt, Royal Navy - NGS Medal 1915. GV 'Persian Gulf 1909-1914' (234405 P.W.J. Allnutt. Lg.Sea. H.M.S. Odin) - British War Medal. Silver issue (234405 P.W.J. Allnutt. L.S. R.N.) Percy Allnutt 'Died of Illness' while serving with H.M.S. Victory on 25 July 1917. He was subsequently buried at Willesden Cemetery, Middlesex, England where he is commemorated by a C.W.G.C. headstone Condition: GVF
A Naval 'Arabian Gulf' operations campaign service group of 3: Radio Operator 1st Class (Tactical) W. L. Knights, Royal Navy - Gulf Medal. '16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991' (R01(T) D205352G W L Knights RN) - General Service Medal 1962. 'Kuwait' (R01(T) D205352G W L Knights RN) - Jubilee Medal 2002 Recipients rate is Radio Operator 1st Class (Tactical) The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn. The reverse of the medal mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: About EF
A naval 'Far East' campaign and long service group of 4: Air Mechanic 1st Class G.W. Hawkes, Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy - War Medal - United Nations Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' - General Service Medal 1962. 'Malay Peninsula' (FX.668396 G.W. Hawkes. A.A.1. R.N.) - Naval LS&GC Medal. EIIR (FX.668396 G.W. Hawkes. A.A.1 H.M.S. Decoy.) Condition: VF
A Naval 'Far East' campaign and long service group of 4: Petty Officer T.J. Gilmour Royal Navy, late H.M.S. Ausonia) - Korea Medal (C/MX.860675 T.J. Gilmour E.M.1 R.N) - United Nations Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' - Naval LS&GC Medal. EIIR (MX.860675 T.J. Gilmour P.O.EL. H.M.S. Ausonia) Note: The former passenger ship Ausonia of the Cunard White Star Ltd, Liverpool, was requisitioned by the Admiralty on 2 September 1939 and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. Subsequently purchased by the Admiralty on 27 March 1942, she was converted to become a repair ship tender through to 1944. Laid up in 1945 the ship was later based at Malta for service with the Mediterranean Fleet. She was decomissioned in 1964 and scrapped in 1965 The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn byb the recipient, supended from contemporary ribands the mounting brooch retaining the long hinged-pin and casp fittings Condition: Toned VF
A Naval 'Russian Wars' campaign group of 3: Able Seaman Daniel Culley, H.M.S. 'Royal Albert', H.M.S. 'Prince Regent' late Coast Guard Station 'Belmullet' (Co Mayo, Ireland) - Baltic Medal 1854. With customised top riband bar engraved 'Baltic' (D. Culley) - Crimea Medal 1854. 'Sebastopol' & top riband bar engraved 'Crimea' (D. Culley) - Turkey: Crimea Medal. Sardinian rev. With customised top riband bar engraved 'Turkey' Two of the three customised brooches retain their original hinged pin fittings to reverse of the brooch Note: All the medals engraved in old contemporary styles Ref ADM 171/19 he was a member of the crew of H.M.S. 'Prince Regent' at time of qualifying for the Baltic Medal, with the medal despatched to him care of the Coast Guard Station at 'Belmullet' (in County Mayo, Ireland). Ref ADM 171/28 he was a member of the crew of H.M.S. 'Royal Albert' at time of qualifying for the Crimea Medal, the medal being sent to him on 30 August 1856, and delivered to him aboard the vessel Condition: Toned VF
A Naval 'War Against Japan' campaign and long service medal group of 5: Chief Petty Officer James Joseph Fitzsimons, Royal Navy late H.M.S. Highflyer - The 1939-45 Star - The Pacific Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Naval LS&GC Medal. GVI type II (JX.141844 J. J. Fitzsimons. C.P.O. H.M.S. Highflyer.) Important: Reference the respective medal roll (ADM 171/153) the recipient Chief Petty Officer James Joseph Fitzsimons, is confirmed a shaving been awarded his Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 28 November 1951, at which time he was serving at the Royal Naval shore base 'H.M.S. Highflyer, at Trincomalee, Ceylon. The Royal Naval Base at Trincomalee was commissioned on 1 July 1943, and was the main naval depot and signal base for the Royal Navy in Ceylon The medals mounted in the swing-style, and as-worn by the recipient. The mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A Naval campaign and long service group of 3: Marine Engineer Mechanician 1st Class J. C. Cheetham, Royal Navy late H.M.S. Glasgow - GSM 1962. With clasp 'Borneo' (060477 J. C. Cheetham. M.(E).M.1. R.N.) - South Atlantic. With rosette (MEMN(P)1 J C Cheetham D060477Y HMS Glasgow) - Royal Navy LS&GC. EIIR issue (MEMN(P)1 J C Cheetham D060477Y HMS Nelson) The below following summary of services of H.M.S. Glasgow during the South Atlantic Campaign of 1982, is from the 'Fallands War' website; Quote, Glasgow was among five Type 42 destroyers sent as part of the Task Force sent to retake the Falkland Islands after invasion by Argentina in 1982. Armed with Sea Dart anti-aircraft missile system, Glasgow along with her sister ships, Sheffield and Coventry were among the first ships to arrive in a 200-nautical-mile exclusion zone imposed by the British around the islands. Glasgow saw early action in the war when, on 2 May, her Lynx helicopter badly damaged the Argentine naval vessel Alferez Sobral. On 3 May, Glasgow detected an Exocet missile fired at the Task Force and warned the fleet. However Sheffield failed to receive the warning and was hit, later sinking. Down to two Type 42s (Exeter and Cardiff would not arrive until the end of May), Glasgow and Coventry were left to long range defence of the fleet. On 12 May, Glasgow and the Type 22 frigate Brilliant were on a "42-22" combo; Glasgow's Sea Dart long range missiles would complement Brilliant's short range Sea Wolf missiles on anti-aircraft attacks. The ships attracted the attention of the Argentine Air Force, and a wave of four A-4B Skyhawk jets of Grupo 5 attacked. Although Glasgow's Sea Dart system failed, Brilliant's Sea Wolf shot down 1st Lt Oscar Bustos (C-246) and Lt Jorge Ibarlucea (C-208), whilst Lt Mario Nivoli (C-206) crashed into the sea evading a missile. All three pilots died in the action. When a second wave of Grupo 5 Skyhawks attacked, Brilliant's Sea Wolf became confused and the jets each released three bombs. One bomb from Skyhawk (C-248) piloted by Lt Gavazzi, damaged Glasgow, although it did not explode, passing clean through the aft engine room, damaging fuel systems and disabling the two Tyne cruise engines. On his returning flight, Lt Gavazzi was shot down by friendly fire over Goose Green and killed. His bomb had hit the rear of the ship just above the waterline on the port side; the ship manoeuvered in a tight circle to keep the area exposed while damage control teams plugged the hole. The ship returned home to be repaired in Portsmouth dockyard, returning to the South Atlantic in August 1982 when the conflict over. Unquote. The medals mounted in the swing-style and 'as-worn' by the recipient. The reverse of the mounting bar complete with original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition. Mostly GVF
A Naval campaign and long service group of 6: Stoker Petty Officer William Lyons, Royal Navy late H.M.S. Cochrane - 1939-45 Star - Atlantic Star - Africa Star - Italy Star - War Medal - Naval LS&GC Medal. GVI first issue (K.65070 W.Lyons. S.P.O. H.M.S. Cochrane.) Important: The award of the Naval LS&GC medal to Stoker Petty Officer William Lyonms is confirmed as having been isued to him while serving at H.M.S. Cochrane in November 1939 per the respective medal register (ref ADM 171/151) Note: H.M.S. Cochrane was the Naval Shore Base located at Rosyth, Scotland, that was first commissioend in 1938 Condition: GVF
A Naval campaign and long service group of 8: Petty Officer Charles Edwin Randall, Royal Navy, late H.M.S. Manxman - 1939-45 Star - Atlantic Star - Africa Star. With clasp \'North Africa 1942-43\' - Burma Star - Italy Star - War Medal - NGS Medal 1915. GVI type II \'Minesweeping 1945-51(C/JX. 127543 C.E. Randall. P.O. R.N.) - Naval LS&GC Medal. GVI first issue (C/JX. 127543 C.E. Randall. A.B. H.M.S. Pembroke IV.) Charles Edwin Randall, a native of Brixton, London, was born on 28 October 1910. Prior to joining the Royal Navy as a 16 year old \'Boy Second Class\' on 17 July 1926, he had been a \'Shop Assistant\'. He served continuously until pensioned on 28 April 1952, having completed 26 years service. During the inter-war years he served on a large variety of warships including the battleship \'Ramilles\' During the Second World War, he served aboard H.M.S. Manxman June 1941- March 1943, and would have been present during all of that ship\'s diverse actions and services in that period, including; Her first mission with a delivery of mines to Murmansk. Manxman then transferred to the Mediterranean, where she was employed on relief runs to Malta. In August she took part in Operation Mincemeat, which involved mine-laying in the Gulf of Genoa while disguised as the French vessel Leopard. From October 1941 to February 1942, Manxman was returned to the Home Fleet and took part in a number of mine-laying operations in the North Sea and the English Channel. In March, she joined the Eastern Fleet at Kilindini the Indian Ocean. After escort and patrol duties, on 8 October she participated in the assault and capture of the island of Noise Be on the north west coat of Madagascar, which was occupied by Vichy French forces. Transferring to the Mediterranean again, Manxman was sent with supplies to Malta followed by mine-laying in the Sicilian Channel. On 1 December, 1942, whilst in transit from Algiers to Gibraltar, she was torpedoed by U-375 and severely damaged, following emergency repairs at Oran and Gibraltar, she returned to Newcastle-upon-Tyne for extensive repair work After leaving H.M.S. Manxman on 27 March 1943, he subsequently served on several Landing Tank Ships including 366 and 198 Charles Randall was awarded the Naval Long Service and Good Medal on 26 May 1945 Sold together with an archive consisting; 1. Photographs: 15 x original photographs relating to his service including several pictures of the famous inter-war female aviator \'Amy Johnson\' visiting H.M.S. Ramilles at Port Said in 1931 (these and some others annotated on reverse) 2. Original Parchment Certificate of Service 3. Original Recommendation for Advancement and Conduct record Sheet 4. Original Gunnery History Sheet 5. A fine large gilt bullion & cloth Royal Navy rank (?) badge The group mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The medals being suspended from contemporary ribbons. The mounting brooch retaining the long hinged pin and clasp fittings, together with attached swathe of navy blue backing cloth as owrn in the naval style Condition: GVF
A naval campaign and long service medal group of 6: Mechanic 1st Class William Thomas Griffin, Royal Navy late H.M.S. Superb - 1939-45 Star - Atlantic Star - Africa Star - Burma Star - War Medal - Naval LS&GC. EIIR issue (KX 96105. W. T. Griffin, Mech I. H.M.S. Superb.) Important: The award of the Naval LS&GC medal confirmed as being authorised on 25 January 1954 (ref ADM 171/153) The group mounted in the swing-style presumably as-worn by the recipient. The medals being suspended from contemporary ribbons. The mounting brooch retaining the long hinged pin and clasp fitting Condition: VF
A Naval campaign and long service medal group of 6: Seaman D.H. Betts, Royal Naval Reserve - 1939-45 Star - Atlantic Star - Africa Star - Burma Star - War Medal - Royal Naval Reserve LSGC. GVI second type (7611 D. H.Betts. Smn. R.N.R.) Note: The R.N.R. LS&GC Medal is confirmed as having been awarded to the recipient on 28 June 1949, and medal being sent to his residence at, 13 Kyme Road, Boston, Lincolnshire, England (reference ADM 171/72) A copy of the respective medal registewr entry page will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment Condition: GVF
A Naval campaign and long service pair: Leading Seaman E.T.C. Osborn, Royal Navy late H.M.S. Aberdeen - NGS Medal 1915. GVI Type I & clasp \'Palestine 1936-39\' (J.106738 E.T.C. Osborn. L.S. R.N.) - Naval LS&GC Medal. GVI issue Type I (J.106738 E.T.C. Osborn. L.S. H.M.S. Aberdeen) Recipient is confirmed on the corresponding Naval LS&GC Medal Roll as having been awarded his LS&GC Medal on 11 October 1940 - and hence qualified for other un-named Second World War campaign medals Note: H.M.S. Aberdeen was a Grimsby-class \'Sloop\'. Built at Devonport Dockyard, she was launched on 22 January 1936. \'Aberdeen\' had a busy war seeing considerable action in the Western Meditteranean and North Atlantic, including four days of fighting during the longest \'Convoy Battle\' of all. The ship earned the battle honours \'Atlantic 1939-45\' and \'North Africa 1942\'. H.M.S. Aberden was finally scrapped in 1949 Condition: The medals mounted in the court-style for display purposes VF
A Naval Great War and 'China River Gunboats' campaign and long service group of 4: Petty Officer Henry Russell Perry, Royal Navy late H.M.S. Scarab - 1914-15 Star (J.21434. H.R. Perry, A.B., R.N.) - British War Medal.Silver issue (J.21434. H.R. Perry. A.B. R.N.) - Interallied Victory Medal (J.21434. H.R. Perry. A.B. R.N.) - Naval LS&GC Medal. GV type II (J.21434 H.R. Perry. P O H.M.S. Scarab.) Important: All the campaign medals confirmed as entitled per the respective medal roll (ref ADM 171/112), wherein he is shown as having been sent his medals while he was serving aboard H.M.S. Pandora. The award of the Naval LS&GC Medal is confirmed in the respective medal roll register (ref ADM 171/141) wherein it is shown that the LS&GC was issued to Petty Officer Perry on 8 July 1929. Note: H.M.S. Scarab was one of the 'Insect-Class' River Gunboats ordered from Wood Skinner of Newcastle on 29th February 1915 and launched on 7th October 1915 as the 1st RN ship to carry this name. Build was completed on 14th November 1915. During 1917 she was deployed in support of military operations on the Danube, based at Bucharest. She remained there until 1919 when she took passage to join the China Squadron for service in the Yangtse Flotilla to provide aid for British flagged shipping and British nationals in an unstable environment. While on the China Station, Scarab had a busy time of it, her crew seeing action several times on the Yangtze, and earning in the process several bravery decorations as a consequence Henry Russell Perry, was a native of West Ham, London, England, where he was born on 29 March 1896. Henry is recorded as having died at North Bucks, Buckinghamshire, England, in the second quarter of 1970 The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Long Service Medals from the inter-war years named to China Station 'River Gunboats' are rare on the market Sold together with a photocopied family group image (that will be sent to the buyer by email file attachment) taken circa 1928-30, wherein Petty Officer Perry is shown in uniform clearly wearing his mounted group of medals on his tunic Condition: The campaign medals polished F to GF
A Naval Great War and supression of the 'Mad Mullah' Somaliland 1920 campaign and long service group of 5: Petty Officer Walter Thomas Collins, Royal Navy late H.M.S. Marlborough and H.M.S. Ark Royal - 1914-15 Star (J.15757. W.T. Collins, A.B. R.N.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (J.15757. W.T. Collins, A.B. R.N.) - Interallied Victory Medal (J.15757. W.T. Collins, A.B. R.N.) - AGS 1902. GV 'Somaliland 1920' (J.15757. W.T. Collins, Lg.Sea. H.M.S. Ark Royal.) - Naval LS&GC Medal. GV issue (J.15757. W.T. Collins. P.O. H.M.S. Marlborough.) Note: H.M.S. Ark Royal (keel laid down in 1914) was the first ever custom built aircarft-carrier Important: All medals and clasp confirmed as entitled/issued as follows; The Great War medals (ref ADM 171/97) were sent to him when serving aboard H.M.S. Erin; The AGS and clasp (ref ADM 171/64) sent to him aboard H.M.S. Erin; LS&GC Medal was issued to him on 3 September 1928 (ref ADM 171/149) Reference British Battles and Medals (7th Edition), an estimated 149 x 'Somaliland 1920' clasps issued to crew of H.M.S. Ark Royal Walter Thomas Collins, a native of New Cross, London, England, was born there on 26 June 1895 The medals mounted in the 'swing-style' and 'as-worn' by the recipient. The medal mounting brooch retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: Mostly GF
A Naval Great War campaign and long service group of 4: Chief Ships Cook, John Thomas Nash, Royal Navy late H.M.S. St.Vincent - 1914-15 Star. With silver rosette on riband (344485. J.T. Nash, Ch.Sh.Ck. R.N.) - British War Medal.Silver issue (344485. J.T. Nash. Ch.Sh.Ck. R.N.) - Interallied Victory Medal (344485. J.T. Nash. Ch.Sh.Ck. R.N.) - Naval LS&GC. GV first type (344485. J.T. Nash, Ch.Sh.Cook. H.M.S. St.Vincent.) Important: All medals confirmed as entitled per the respective medal roll (ref ADM 171/111). The award of the Naval LS&GC Medal is confirmed in the respective medal roll register (ref ADM) wherein it is shown that the medal was sent on 26 January 1915 to the Vice Admiral Commanding 1st Battle Squadron for presentation to John Nash who at the time was serving as Ship's Chief Cook aboard the Battleship H.M.S. St. Vincent Note: The 'Battleship' H.M.S. St.Vincent was commissioned on 3 May 1910, as 2nd flagship of the 1st Division Home Fleet based at Portsmouth. In April 1914, she became flagship of the Second-in-Command, 1st Battle Squadron Home Fleet, which she remained until November 1915, when she became a private ship. She was in the 5th Division of the battlefleet at the Battle of Jutland, 20th in the line of battle, and engaged a German battleship believed to have been of the König class. In June 1916, she was transferred to the 4th Battle Squadron. The recipient John Thomas Nash was a native of Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England, where he had been born on 5 January 1878. John is recorded as having died at Gosport, Hampshire, England, sometime in the fourth quarter of 1946 The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A Naval Great War campaign and long service group of 4: Sick Berth Petty Officer, Algernon Herbert Wilson, Royal Navy, late H.M.S. Tiger - 1914-15 Star (M.3648 A.H. Wilson.S.B.A., R.N.) - British War Medal.Silver issue (M.3648 A.H. Wilson. 2 S.B.S. R.N.) - Interallied Victory Medal (M.3648 A.H. Wilson. 2 S.B.S. R.N.) - Naval LS&GC. GV second type (M.3648 A.H. Wilson. S.B.P.O. H.M.S. Tiger.) Important: All medals confirmed as entitled per the respective medal rolls and registers. Reference ADM 171/119 it shows that the recipient was serving at Royal Naval Hospital Haslar when his medals were sent to to him. Reference ADM 171/141 for the award of the LS&GC medal wherein it is shown that the LS&GC medal was issued to Algernon on 25 November 1926, at which time he was serving as Sick Berth Petty Officer abaord H.M.S. Tiger Note: The 11th H.M.S. Tiger was a battlecruiser of the Royal Navy, built by John Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland, and launched in 1913. Tiger was recorded as being the most heavily armoured battlecruiser of the Royal Navy at the start of the Great War. After the outbreak of war in 1914, Tiger was deployed to the 1st Battlecruiser Squadron for the duration of the war and subsequently participated in the Battle of Dogger Bank in 1915 , and later at the Battle of Jutland in 1916, she was one of the British battlecruisers most often hit by German shells Algernon Herbert Wilson was a native of Arundel, Tortington, Sussex, England where he had been born on 14 February 1891. He joined the Royal Navy sometiime in or after 1911, as he is recorded in the 1911 National Census for England and Wales as being employed as a restaurant waiter, and residing with his parent and four other siblings at, 93, St.Pancras, Chichester. Algeron died at Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, in the third quarter of 1951 The medals with mostly frayed and worn ribands Condition: VF and better
A Naval Great War campaign and long service medal group of 4: Chief Armourer William Jenkin, Royal Navy late H.M.S. Berwick - 1914-15 Star (341664, W. Jenkins, Ch. Amr., R.N.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (341664, W. Jenkin, Ch. Amr., R.N.) - Interallied Victory Medal (341664, W. Jenkin, Ch. Amr., R.N.) - Naval LS&GC Medal. GV first issue (341664, William. Jenkin, Ch. Armr., H.M.S. Berwick.) William Jenkin a native of Liskeard, Cornwall, England, was born on 7 August 1877. The 1891 National Census of England and Wales records him as being the son of Henry (a House Painter) and Mary Jenkin, and living at home at 23 Halgovar, Bomdin, Cornwall, with his parents and 5 other siblings. At the time of the Census he had already left school and was employed as a \'Grocers Assistant\' Note: H.M.S. Berwick. a Battle Cruiser launched in 1902, was involved in a famous naval disaster on 2 Aprl 1908, when the smaller Destroyer, H.M.S. Tiger (launched in 1900) collided with her during Home Fleet Naval Exercises in the English Channel, South of the Isle of Wight. In the dark, with all lights out, Tiger crossed the bows of Berwick, was rammed, and split in two by the powerful ram of the Battle Cruiser. The \'Tiger\' sunk within 3 minutes, with the loss of 35 of her crew including her Captain All medals fitted with old contemporary silk weave ribands. Curiously the trio is mounted in \'reverse\' order, the riband for the 1914-15 Star being frayed. The mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: VF
A Naval Great War campaign and long service medal pair: Senior Petty Officer Adam Johnston, Royal Navy late H.M.S. Venerable - British War Medal. Silver issue (158808 A. Johnston. S.P.O. R.N.) - Naval LS&GC. EDVII (158808 Adam Johnston. Lg.Sto.1Cl. H.M.S. Venerable.) Important: Per the respective medal roll, Senior Petty Officer Adam Johnston is confirmed as entitled to only a single British War Medal for his services in the Great War (ref ADM 171/106) Adam Johnston was a native of Bournemouth, Northumberland, England, where he was born on 13 June 1872. He is reported to have joined the Royal Navy sometime in 1891 Condition: GVF
A Naval Great War campaign medal group of 3: Able Seaman Charles Albert Edward Pearce, Royal Navy, late H.M.S. Danae - 1914-15 Star (J.6534 C.A.E. Pearce, A.B., R.N.) - British War Medal.Silver issue (J.6534 C.A.E. Pearce, A.B., R.N.) - Interallied Victory Medal (J.6534 C.A.E. Pearce, A.B., R.N.) Important: All medals confirmed as entitled per the respective medal roll (ref ADM 171/112) wherein it is shown that the medals were sent to him while serving aboard H.M.S. Danae (a Cruiser) The recipient Charles Albert Edward Pearce was a native of Hoxton, London, England where he had been born on 24 October 1893. Charles died at Edmonton, Middlesex, England in the second quarter of 1945 The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The silk ribands frayed and faded, with the mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: VF
A Naval Great War era campaign and long service pair: Petty Officer Stoker, Arthur John Turner, Royal Navy - Interallied Victory Medal (299744. A.J. Turner, Act. Ch. Sto. R.N.) - Naval LS&GC Medal. GV first issue (299744. A.J. Turner, Sto. P.O. H.M.S. Woolwich) Important: Arthur John Turner, a native of Woking, Surrey, England, was born on 14 September 1883 Note: The recipient is confirmed as having qualified for a 'Trio' of campaign medals for his services during the Great War (ref ADM 171/117) Condition: VF
A Naval Medics meritorious, campaign and long service group of 5: Sick Berth Chief Petty Officer Reginald F. Suter, Royal Naval Hospital 'Haslar' - British Empire Medal (Military). EIIR issue (S.B.C.P.O. Reginald F.Suter, P/MX51398) - 1939-45 Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Naval LS& GC. EIIR issue (MX.51398. R.F.Suter. S.B.C.P.O. R.N.H. Haslar) The award of the British Empire Medal was published in the Supplment to the London Gazette dated 31 December 1960 Recipient was serving as a Sick Berth Chief Petty Officer at the Royal Naval Hospital 'Haslar' at time of qualifying for the award of his long service medal. The LS&GC Medal confirmed as an award made in 2 February 1954 Condition: VF
A Naval multi-campaign and long service group of 5: Stoker 1st Class Arthur George Chenery, Royal Navy late H.M.S. Barfleur - China Medal 1900. Silver issue 'Relief of Pekin' (A. Chenery, Sto. H.M.S. Barfleur.) - 1914-15 Star (285392, A. G. Chenery, Sto 1., R.N.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (285392, A. G. Chenery, Sto 1. R.N.) - Interallied Victory Medal (285392, A. G. Chenery, Sto 1., R.N.) - Naval LS&GC Medal. GV first issue (285392 A. G. Chenery, Sto. 1Cl. H.M.S. Pembroke:) Important: All campaign medals clasp confirmed as entitled on the respective medal rolls as under; - China Medal (Ref ADM 171/55) - 1914-15 Trio (Ref ADM 171/98) Arthur George Chenery, the son of Frederick and Charlotte Chenery, was a native of High Combe, Charlton, Kent, England where he was born on 15 September 1878. The family residing at High Combe Lodge, Blackheath Road, Charlton. He is recorded to have joined the Royal Navy sometime during 1897, and is reported as having died at Bridge, Kent, England sometime during the last quarter of 1943 Condition: VF
A Naval multi-campaign medal group of 5: Able Seaman Joseph Massie, Royal Navy late H.M.S. Hyacinth - AGS 1902. EDVII 'Somaliland 1908-10' (237347. J. Massie, Ord. Sea., H.M.S. Hyacinth.) - NGS 1915. GV 'Persian Gulf 1909-1914' (237347. J. Massie, A.B. H.M.S. Hyacinth.) - 1914-15 Star (237347, J. Massie, A.B., R.N.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (237347 J. Massie. A.B. R.N.) - Interallied Victory Medal (237347 J. Massie. A.B. R.N.) Important: All medals and clasps confirmed as entitled on the respective medal rolls as under; - AGS Medal (Ref ADM 171/56) - NGS Medal (Ref ADM 171/62) - 1914-15 Trio (Ref ADM 171/109) Note: The roll for the AGSM indicates that a duplicate medal was issued to the recipient at H.M.S. Acteon on 15 December 1915 - and quite possibly in lieu of a medal claimed to have lost due to enemy action in period 1914-15. The recipient is also recorded as having been awarded a Silver War Badge (ref ADM 171/177) that was issued to him on 29 October 1919 - and perhaps indicative of wounds or hurts being received due to enemy action The AGS medal present in this group is not marked as a duplicate and the naming style/format is exactly as you would expect for a first issue medal of this type and clasp, and with contact marks consistent with being worn 'longer' than the other medals, indicating to us that this is most likely the recipients original issue medal Joseph Massie was a native of Aberdeen, Scotland, where he was born on 25 December 1890, and is recorded to have joined the Royal Navy sometime during 1906 Condition: VF
A Naval Officers 'Normandy Landings' M.I.D. campaign group of 6: Commander Peter Christopher Eliot, Royal Navy - NGS 1915 Medal. GVI Type I & clasp 'Palestine 1936-39' (Paymr.Midn. P.C. Eliot, R.N.) - 1939-45 Star - Africa Star. With original clasp 'North Africa 1942-43' - France and Germany Star - Defence Medal - War Medal. This with a Mention-in-Despatches M.I.D. emblem Important: The award of the Mention-in Despatches was published in the London Gazette of 10 November 1944, for distinguished service during the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy Note: The M.I.D. emblem on the War Medal appears to be an old 'reduced size' piece intended for wear on ribbon bars only Peter Christopher Eliot was commissioned on 1 January 1935 and retired on 29 September 1958 after more then 28 years service in the Royal Navy. His early postings were as follows; H.M.S. Resoloution (battleship)26 January 1935; H.M.S. Barham (battleship) 12 October 1935; H.M.S. Durban (cruiser) 30 May 1936; H.M.S. London (cruiser) 11 November 1936; H.M.S Nigeria (cruiser) November 1940 - March 1943. Notes with the medals indicates that the award of the Mention-in-Despatches may have been gained gained in his capacity as Secretary to Admiral C.E. Douglas-Pennant, K.C.B., D.S.O., D.S.C., who was in command of 'Force G', the landing craft assigned assigned to Gold Beach on D-Day 6 June 1944 Sold with some copied research Condition: VF
A Naval Officers 'World Wars' campaign service group of 7: Lieutenant-Commander John. W. 'Jack' Passmore-Edwards, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, late Royal Navy - British War Medal (MID. J.W. Passmore-Edwards. R.N.) - Inter-Allied Victory Medal (MID. J.W. Passmore-Edwards. R.N.) - 1939-45 Star - Burma Star - Defence Medal - War Medal. With original MID oakleaf emblem on riband - NGS Medal 1915. GVI first issue 'S.E. Asia 1945-46' (Lt.Cdr. J.W.P. Edwards. R.N.V.R.) Henry Ellis Passmore-Edwards was born in the parish of St.Pancras, London, England, on 26 May 1900. He was the twin brother of Henry Ellis Passmore-Edwards, both of whom served in the Royal Navy as Midshipmen in the Great War - 'Jack' serving in the 'North Sea' in 1917 and in 1918. This latter information is confirmed by the presence in the companion set of miniature medals - illustrated here for reference only but available for sale separately under the miniature medals section - wherein the British War Medal is fitted with two of the approved but never subsequently issued campaign clasps that had been intended for issue to Naval personnel) The group professionally mounted by Spink in the 'swing-style' and 'mounted-as-worn'. The mounting brooch retaining the long stout hinged brass pin and casp fitting Condition: GVF
A Naval Officers multi-campaign medal group of 8: Lieutenant-Commander David. K. Wright, Royal Navy - 1939-45 Star - Atlantic Star - Burma Star (entitled to 'Pacific' clasp as per photographs) - Defence Medal - War Medal - NGS Medal 1915. EIIR with 2 x clasps 'Malaya' & 'Near East' (Lieut. D.K. Wright. R.N.) - Korea Medal (Lieut. D.K. Wright. R.N.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' Also including; A. Companion set of contemporary miniature medals - NGS is GVI type with 1 x clasp B. Full set of miniature ribands on pin-back bar with emblem C. Short full-size riband bar with 4 x WW2 ribands and emblem Note: On the full-size medal group the 'Near East' clasp is loose. Additionally the recipient was entitled to a 'Pacific' clasp for wear on his Burma Star, as as the silver rosette appears on his medal ribands in the post-war photographs that accompany the group Important: EIIR issue NGS with clasp 'Malaya' are rare on the market - the moreso those with additional clasps named to Officers David K. Wright, appears to have been South African born, and was brought up in/near Johannesburg, South Africa, prior to WW2 (photographs and school cards written on back with Johannesburg studio address confirm this). He attended St Paul's Public School, London, before joining the Royal Nvay. During WW2 he served on the West Africa station (photograph noted Lagos, Nigeria is sold with the group), and later saw extensive service in the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean regions The photographic image here illustrated is of Lieutenant-Commander D.K. Wright, R.N., wherein he is wearing all of his medal ribands Important: Sold together with a very large quantity of photographs, some noted, mostly service related of ships, submarines and including many of the recipient, as well as school and family photographs. Too many to list/count but we estimate about 150! The medals professionally swing-mounted (by Gieves and Hawkes, London) and as-worn by the recipient. The silk ribands suspended from a mounting bar that retains the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings. Condition: The medals GVF
A Naval Officers post-war campaign medal group of 3: Lieutenant-Commander James Roger Bell, Royal Navy - Korea Medal (A/S. Lt. J.R. Ball. R.N.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' - GSM 1962. 2 x clasps 'Radfan' 'Malay Peninsula' (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Ball. R.N.) Note: The 'Malay Peninsula' clasp is attached by cotton thread to the 'Radfan' clasp James Roger Bell served as an Officer in the Royal Navy between 1951-1977, his substantive appointments were; - 01 10 1951: Midshipman - 01 05 1952: Sub-Lieutenant - 01 10 1954: Lieutenant - 01 10 1962: Lieutenant-Commander Lieutenant-Commander Bell retired from the Royal Navy on 3 September 1977 The Portsmouth News Group newspaper 'The News' issue of 9 November 2010, contained the below following obituary notice for the late Lt-Cdr James Roger Bell; Quote, BALL James Roger. Lt Cdr RN Retired. Passed away peacefully at Queen Alexandra Hospital on November 2 after a long illness, aged 78. Much loved husband of Pauline. Private cremation. Unquote. The medals professionally swing-mounted, and as-worn by the recipient. The ribands suspended from a mounting bar that retains the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A Naval post 1945 'Oriental' campaign service pair: Able Seaman R. Stacey, Royal Navy - Naval General Service 1915. GVI 'Malaya'(P/SSX. 878557 R. Stacey. A.B. R.N.) - United Nations Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' The recipients non entitlement to a British Korea medal would indicate service on the Line of Communications routes or bases located in Japan that supplied the Commonwelath forces in Korea, and which service qualified for the award of the United Nations service medal Condition: VF
A Naval Schoolmasters campaign medal group of 3: Instructor Lieutenant Commander F.J.D. Williams, Royal Navy - NGS Medal 1915. GVI first type 'Palestine 1936-39' (Schlmr. F.J.D. Williams. R.N.) - Defence Medal - War Medal Schoolmaster Williams was commissioned Instructor Lieutenant on 1 July 1939, and retired from the senior service on 7 September 1957 at which time he held the rank of Instructor Lieutenant Commander Medals mounted in the swing-style, and as-worn by the recipient. The contemporary silk ribands mounted on a mounting brooch that retains the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings General service medals named to Naval Schoolmasters are rare to find in the market Condition: Tiny edge nick on NGS otherwise about GVF
A Naval \'Russia Service\' Great War campaign group of 4: Blacksmith Harry Langmead, Royal Navy, late H.M.S. Jupiter - 1914-15 Star (141980 Blk. H. Langmead, R.N.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (141980 Blk. H. Langmead,R.N.) - Interallied Victory Medal (141980 Blk. H. Langmead,R.N.) - Russia: Medal for Zeal. Nicholas II issue (141980 H. Langmead, Blksh., H.M.S. Jupiter) Note: The Russian medal with impressed naming as issued, and mounted on a St.Anne Ribbon\' Harry Langmead was born in Dartmouth, Devon on 9 February 1864. He enlisted into the Royal Navy on 8 September 1887. Rated as Blacksmith’s Crew aboard Indus in April 1888, he was promoted to Blacksmith in October 1889 when on the same vessel. Blacksmith Langmead was pensioned ashore on 6 September 1909 but returned to service during the Great War. He served on Jupiter, August 1914-May 1915 and was subsequently awarded the Russian Medal of Zeal. Blacksmith Langmead was demobilised on 5 February 1919 In January 1915 the Admiralty received a request for assistance from the Russian Government, the latter’s icebreaker used to keep open the passage to Archangel in the White Sea having broken down. In response the Royal Navy sent out the Tyne Guard Ship H.M.S. Jupiter, an old Majestic-class battleship. She departed for Archangel in February 1915, freeing en route a number of vessels stuck in the ice, occasionally by using explosive charges. She, too, sometimes became icebound, but still managed to make a major impression on the problem, improving the safe passage of numerous vessels, many of them laden with highly important war materials, among them the S.S. Thracia. The latter was taken in tow after the use of explosive charges to free her. Throughout these operations it was not unusual for the temperature to fall as low as minus 20 degrees, a hard test indeed on the morale and well being of the Jupiter’s crew. Her mission completed by May 1915, the Tzar expressed his gratitude by the presentation of a variety of Russian Honours and Awards to her crew Sold together with copied Naval service record and some other research The medals professionally court-mounted by Spink. The mounting bar retainign the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A Netherlands 'End of Empire' East Indies Pacific Campaign and East Indies War of Independence medal pair: - Netherlands: 'Oorlogsherinneringskruis', or Second World War Commemorative Cross with clasp 'Nederlandsch-Indië 1941-1942' - Netherlands: 'Onderscheiding voor orde en vrede', or 'Decoration for Order and Peace'for service in the Netherlands East Indies, with clasp '1946' Note: The medals both with makers marks on reverse 'Kon Begeer Voorschoten F.S. Inv.' Both medals accompanied with respective riband bars each fitted with a campaign star denoting active combat service - Both medals individually professionally mounted in the Dutch style, the reverse of each with the makers marks of 'Fa A. Tack, Breda' Condition: EF
A New Zealander's Korean War campaign pair: Gunner G. L. McCylmont, Royal New Zealand Artillery - Korea Medal (207867 Gnr. G. L. McCylmont) - United Nations Service Medal. With clasp 'Korea' (207867 Gnr. G. L. McCylmont) Important: Both medals named in the correct officially impressed naming and unique format - number, rank, initials, forename only - on both medals. Australians and Canadians also issued named UN service medals but neither of those countries included the rank of the recipient The medals mounted in the court-style for display purposes Condition: About GVF
A Newcastle 'Volunteer' multi-clasp campaign and long service medal pair: Sapper T. G Dalton, 1st Newcastle Royal Engineers Volunteers - QSA Medal: 'CC' 'OFS' 'JO' 'DH' 'BELF' 'SA01 (5846, Sapr T. G. Dalton, R.E.) - Volunteer Long Service Medal. EDVII (2059 Sapr T. G. Dalton. 1/Newcastle R.E.V.) Note: Top clasp fitted by unofficial rivets - and typical in cases like this where the clasp was issued months or years after the medal and earlier clasps Important: A QSA medal and all 6 x clasps confirmed as entitled per respective medal roll (reference WO 100/162), the first 5 x clasps on roll dated 19 June 1901, and the dated clasp on supplementary roll signed on 12 January 1903 Thompson Gowland Dalton, was a native of Westgate, Newcastle, Northumberland, England, where he was born circa 1870. By trade a 'Bricklayer', and a serving volunteer in the 1st Newcastle Royal Engineers Volunteers, he had been residing at, 14 Moor Street, Newcastle, when on 18 January 1901, he enlisted at Newcastle, for a 'Short Service' enlistment of 1 Years service with the Colours. Thompson subsequently served overseas during the South African War for a total of 1 year and 69 days, between between 10 March 1900 to 17 May 1901. During the Great War, Thompson Dalton was emdodied for military service, and served 'Home' between 5 August 1914 to 27 April 1917. He did not proceed overseas during the Great War, and was not entitled to any other medals Sold together with hard-copy set of recipients South African War service papers, wherein his QSA medal and all 6 clasps is enumerated Condition: VF
A Non Commissioned Officers Korea and South Arabia campaign and long service group of 3: Royal Army Pay Corps late 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards - Korea Medal (22322739 Cpl. C.C. Pilgrim. D.G.) - General Service Medal 1962. With clasp 'South Arabia' (22322739 Sgt. C.C. Pilgrim. RAPC.) - Military Long Service & Good Conduct Medal. EIIR issue with bar 'Regular Army' (22322739 Sgt. C.C. Pilgrim. RAPC.) Note: Korea Medal is officially impressed as shown, named to D.G. Cyril Clem Pilgrim was a native of Halstead, Essex, England, where he was born on 12 August 1931. Conscripted as a National Serviceman, he joined the British Army on 5 January 1950, at the Royal Armoured Corps Depot. After training he was posted for service with 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards deployed overseas with the British Army of the Rhine. He extended his service when he signed on as a 'Regular' on 10 July 1951, subsequently serving in the Korean War where the 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards earned the battle honours 'The Hook 1952' and 'Korea 1951-2'. He returned to R.A.C. Depot Bovington in May 1953, and continued to serve with the corps during which time he was promoted Sergeant. He volunteered for transfer to the Royal Army Pay Corps on 7 June 1960, and was to serve the remainder of his military career with that corps until the date of his final discharge from the British Army. Cyril qualified for his General Service Medal with clasp 'South Arabia' while serving as Pay Clerk to 60 Squadron Royal Tank Corps in Aden Colony, from 29 September 1965, and remained in that position overseas for the next 22 months, only returning to the United Kingdom with 60 Squadron in July 1967. His Military Long Service and Good Conduct Medal was presented to him by Deputy Paymaster-in-Chief Brigadier J.C. Gould on 2 February 1970 at 'Le Merchant Barracks', Devizes, Wiltshire. After leaving the Army, he held several civilian appointments including latterly as Clerk at Poole Police Station in Dorset Sold together with scanned typed summary of service details (confirming above details) that will be forwarded to the buyer by email file attachment Condition: GVF
A non-attributed Rhodesia 1980 'Monitoring Force' medal pair: Un-named as issued to British and Commonwealth Police - Rhodesia Medal 1980. Mounted issue brooch bar as issued - Zimbabwe Independence Medal 1980. This impressed 12172 Both medals un-named as issued, each contained in their official case and box of issue respectively. The British medal contained in plush velvet and silk lined case, and the Zimbabwe medal in sealed platic seeve and white card box of issue IMPORTANT: Sold together with official medal transmittal letter that accompanied the Zimbabwe medal, and relates to the Unrestricted Permission granted by Her Majesty detailing under what cirumstances the Zimbabwe medal could be worn by British recipients. The letter with Buckingham Palace header logo and dated December 1980 (see images). This latter being a scarce item of associated ephemera British and Commonwealth Police sent to Rhodesia as part of the 'Monitoring Force' received both medals - but in all cases they were un-named (and in contrast to the named medals issued to Military personnel) Condition: EF
A Nursing Services pair of medals: Sister F. Pomfret, StJohn's Ambulance Brigade Association - Defence Medal - Service Medal of St.John (11567 A/Sis F. Pomfret No 4 Dis S.J.A.B.O. 1941) The pair of medals worn from an old white metal brooch bar suspended from ribbons in the swing-style Condition: VF
A original mounted as-worn Sudan pair: Private Robertson, 1st Battalion Queens Own Cameron Highlanders - Sudan Medal 1898 (3638 Pte J. Robertson, 1/Cam: Hdrs) - Khedives Sudan 1898. \'The Atbara\' \'Khartoum\' (3638 Pte Robertson, 1 Cam Highrs) Reference the published casualty roll of 1/Camerons, the recipient is confirmed as having served in \'D\' Company, and being entitled to both clasps. He is also noted as having been \'Invalided\' on 3 December 1898 The medals mounted in the swing style \'as-worn\' by the recipient suspended on original silk ribbons with a pin-back brooch on reverse of ribands Condition: Wobbly claw on the Queens Sudan, and suspender on the Khedives Sudan is bent, otherwise toned VF
A pair of 'family' Queens South Africa Medals: Troopers William Anderson Welsh & Michael William Welsh, Peddie District Mounted Troops - QSA Medal. Silver no clasp (138 Tpr. W.A. Welsh. Peddie. D.M.T.) - QSA Medal. Silver no clasp (234 Tpr. M.W. Welsh. Peddie. D.M.T.) Important: Entitlement to each medal confirmed on the respective medal roll (ref WO 100/284) compiled and signed 24 May 1904 in South Africa Notes against M.W. Welsh show that his QSA was issued/forwarded to him on 20 October 1910 to address of Melton Farm, P.O. Wooldridge, Peddie The recipients were; William Anderson Welsh Enlisted: Peddie District Mounted Troops, at Kumas Keull District Peddie, 21 February 1901 Address: Melton, District of Peddie Posted to Squadron B, Troop 1 and, Michael William Welsh Enlisted: Peddie District Mounted Troops, at Peddie, 19 June 1901 Address: Melton, District of Peddie Posted to: Squadron B, Troop 4 Condition: GVF
A pair of contemporary 'silver' miniature medals to a Fire Brigade officer - Queen's Fire Service Medal - Fire Brigade Long Service Medal Note: The pair - both appear to be solid silver, or silver plated, and are professionally court mounted Condition: GVF
A pair of medals to a Commodore of the Indian Navy - Operation Vijay Medal (Cmde K. Narayanan 60233T I.N) - Armed Forces 30 Years Long Service Medal (60233T Cmdr K Narayanan, I.N.) Modern medals to senior Indian Naval Officers are uncommon on the market. Condition: GVF
A pair of Naval related medals: Stoker W.H. Goatley, Royal Navy - Interallied Victory Medal (K.55443 W.H. Goatley. Act.Sto.1. R.N.) - Royal Tournament 1928 Silver Medal Important: The latter medals is engraved on reverse; '1928 Inter-Port Field Gun Competition First Individual Crew HMS Pembroke B Sto W. Goatley' Note: The Royal Tournament Medal has English hallamrks to reverse William Goatley was a native of Ealing, London, England and had been born there on 26 September 1900 Note: The Royal Tournament Medal has English hallmarks to reverse Condition: The pair VF / GVF
A Para-Military 'North West Frontier' campaign medal pair: Sepoy Manawar Khan, Tochi Scouts - IGS 1908. GV issue & clasp 'N.W.F. 30-31' (5703 Sep. Manawar Khan, Tochi Scouts) - IGS 1936. With clasp 'N.W.F. 1936-37' (5703 Sepoy Manuar Khan, Tochi Scouts.) The recipient was a Sepoy (Private) serving with locally recruited Tochi Scouts For a good source of information on the services of the Tochi Scouts in the inter-war period refer to 'Frontier Scouts' (Charles Chenevix Trench, 1985) Condition: VF
A particularly fine 'Arab Rebellion' gallantry and campaign group of 5: Inspector C. O. Kennedy, B.E.M., Palestine Prison Service late Palestine Police Force - British Empire Medal (Civil) . GVI 1st issue (C. O. Kennedy) - GSM. GVI 'Pal' & 'Pal 45-48' (661 1/B/Sgt. C. O. Kennedy. B.E.M. Pal. Police.) - Defence Medal - War Medal - Colonial Police LS & GC Medal. GVI type II (Br/Insp C. O. Kennedy, Palestine Police) Note: The GSM with minor official corrections to last 5 x letters of unit, and not uncommon for this particular medal issue and period of issue to this unit. The GSM with 2 x officially riveted clasps The GSM and both clasp confirmed as entitled per respective campaign medal rolls WO 100/510 (Police) & 100/514 (Prisons), as being issued to recipient on 24 June 1952 The award of the British Empire Medal was published in the London Gazette of 1 January 1938 The award of the B.E.M was reported in the Palestine Post of 20 February 1938, stating Quote, "For gallantry against an armed gang and repulsing a determined ambush near Beisan on March 25 1937 - British Const. T. Hooke, British Const. C. O. Kennedy and British Sgt. P. J. McGill" Unquote. The medals mounted as-worn by the recipient in the swing-style. The medal mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and clasp fittings Sold with some hard-copy correspondence notes from the Palestine Police Old Comrades Association, suggesting that the recipient was Scottish, and was one of a pair of brothers – the other then resident in Fife, Scotland – who served in Palestine in the same era Condition: GVF
A Persian Gulf and Great War campaign group of 3: Assistant Surgeon George Herbert Mason, Indian Medical Department late Royal Indian Marine Ship 'Minto' - NGS 1915. GV 'Persian Gulf 1909-1914' (Asst. Surgn. G.H. Mason, R.I.M.S. Minto.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Asst-Sgn. G. Mason. I.M.D.) - Interallied Victory Medal (Asst-Sgn. G. Mason. I.M.D.) Important: NGS Medal and clasp is confirmed per the respective campign medal roll (Ref ADM 171/62), wherein the recipient is shown as having served on R.I.M.S. Minto between 13 September 1911 - 9 October 1911. The recipients Medal Index Card for the Great War campaign medals show that those medals were issued by the Government of India Note: Reference 'British Battles and Medals' (7th Edition, 2006) an estimated 482 x NGS medals with clasp 'Persian Gulf' were awarded to 'All-Ranks' of Royal Indian Marine Ship 'Minto' The Indian Army Quarterly List 1 January 1912, confirm that the recipient was George Herbert Mason. He was born on 2 June 1887, and first commissioned into the Indian Army on 1 September 1908. As an Assistant Surgeon 4th Class, he is shown in the list as then being attached to the Royal Indian Marine (R.I.M.) Condition: GVF
A Physical Instructor's Second World War and Malaya Emergency campaign medal group of 3: Staff Sergeant J. Bromley Army Physical Training Corps) - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. EIIR clasp 'Malaya’ (2547913 S/Sgt. J. Bromley. A.P.T.C.) Note: The GSM medal now loose/detached from the original 'swing style' mounting bar as worn by the recipient, the mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and clasp fittings to reverse of the mounting bar Condition: About GVF
A Pipe-Majors group of 7: Pipe-Major D. 'Swank' McLeod, 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders - British War Medal. Silver issue (3-7366 Pte. D. Macleod. Seaforth) - Interallied Victory Medal (3-7366 Pte. D. Macleod. Seaforth) - IGS Medal 1908. GV 'North West Frontier 1930-31' (2810142 Sjt. D. Mac leod.Seaforth) - Defence Medal - War Medal - Military LSGC. GVI 'Regular Army' (2810142. W.O.Cl.2. D. Macleod. Seaforth) - Efficiency Medal, GVI first 'Territorial' (2810142 W.O.Cl.2. D. McLeod, Seaforth) The group court mounted for display. Pipe-Major Donald 'Swank' Macleod served during the Great War with the 2nd and 7th Battalions Seaforth Highlanders, the former''s Pipers (of which Macleod is listed in the Regimental records) were, ''largely employed as runners, orderlies, etc., and suffered very heavy casualties. On several occasions during the open fighting they were employed in the attack as pipers. Of 23 pipers who went to France with the battalion 6 were killed and 10 wounded in the first year of the war. The opinion of the officers is that only the difficulty of reinforcements limits the employment of pipers in action.'' Provenance: Matt Taylor Collection, Christies (London) 1983 Research: The medals accompanied with a file of copied research including photograph of recipient in uniform, as part of the 'Highland Brigade Gathering Cawnpore, 1931 - Pipe Majors' Condition: Great War medal GF, others GVF
A Piper who was Killed-in-Action at 'First Day of Loos' 1914 Star campaign medal group of 3: Piper John Grant McGrimmon, 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders - 1914 Star. Clasp '5th Aug-22nd Nov 1914' (335 Pte. J. C. McGrimmon, 2/Gord. Highrs) - British War Medal. Silver issue (335 Pte. J. C. McGrimmon, Gord Highrs) - Interallied Victory Medal (335 Pte. J. C. McGrimmon, Gord Highrs) Note: All campaign medals and clasps confirmed as entitled per the recipients Medal Index Card. The clasp on the 1914 Star is an original clasp Important: Reference 'The Pipes of War' the recipient is confirmed as having been wounded at Ypres, 1914, and killed at Loos Reference 'Pipes and War' entry on 2/Gordons; Quote, The battalion took 32 pipers out to France; by the end of the first year of the campaign 10 had been killed and 20 wounded. At Loos and in the Somme fighting the pipers of the 2nd Gordons repeatedly played the battalion into action and suffered heavily... Unquote. John Grant McGrimmon, was a native of Ballochford, Cabrach, Banffshire, Scotland, where he had been born on 25 June 1891. He was the son of Mary McGrimmon, a Farm Servant Prior to the Great War, John enlisted at Dufftown, Banffshire, for service with his local regiment the Gordon Highlanders On the outbreak of the Great War, John was serving with 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders in Cairo, Egypt. Mobilized for war, John together with the rest of his unit entered theatre of war 'France' on 7 October 1914. During the first battle of Ypres fought between October and November 1914, he was wounded-in-action (ref 'Pipes of War'). Later he served with his battalion at Loos, where on the first day of that particular bloodbath, the Pipers of the 2nd Battalon Gordon Highlanders plaid their men into battle - Piper McGrimmon being one of the 13 x gallant pipers of 2/Gordons killed-in-action or died-of-wounds on that fateful day 'First Day of Loos'! Piper John Grant McGrimmon has no known grave, but is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France. He was survived by his mother, who lived at 28 Fife Street, Dufftown, Banfshire and who later married to become Mrs Mary Innes Sold together with copied research, including Medal Index Card, which confirms all of above details All medals fitted with long legths of original issue silk watered ribands as issued Condition:
A Piper's Second Afghanistan War campaign medal pair to a Piper who also served in the first 'Boer War' of 1881: Piper Robert McKenzie, 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders, late 92nd Highlanders and Highland Rifle Militia - Afghanistan 1880. 'Charasia' 'Kabul' 'Kandahar' (151* ***er, R. McKenzie, 92n* ***hrs) - Kabul to Kandahar Star (1514 Piper R. McKenzie 92nd Highlanders) Note: Contact wear from star has typically worn the naming on the silver medal, those letters that have been affected as rubbed or not very clear are indicated by * Important: Both campaign medals and all clasps confirmed as entitled per the respective campaign medal roll (ref WO 100/53). Only 5 x men listed on 92nd Highlanders medal roll as holding appointment 'Piper' of which 4 x earned 'three clasp' medals as well as the Kabul to Kandahar Star. Both medals enumerated in the recipients service papers as his full and complete medal entitlement Robert McKenzie was a native of Nigg, Tain, Ross-shire, Scotland, where he had been born circa 1848. He indicated that he was a resident of Inverness, when he enlisted there on 29 November 1866, for service in the British Army with the 92nd Highlanders. At his time of enlistment he described himself as having been 18 yeara of age, and by 'Trade' a 'Farm Servant'. Robert was however no stranger to military service, as time of his enlistment he cited prior service with the Ross-shire Militia (Highland Rifle Militia). Robert was appointed 'Piper' on 26 October 1876, and continued to hold the appointment through to 29 January 1893, being promoted Lance-Corporal on 30 January 1893, which appopintment he held through to his discharge on 29 November 1887. By the time of his final discharge, Robert McKenzie had racked-up an impressive 21 years and 1 day service that include overseas service as under; - India: 26 January 1868 - 30 March 1879: 11 years 64 days - Afghanistan: 31 March 1879 - 18 October 1880: 1 year 202 days - India: 19 October 1880 - 29 January 1881: 103 days - South Africa: 30 January 1881 - 21 January 1882: 1 year As a Piper he served in the Afghanistan War 1878-1880, including the principal actions of Charasia, Kabul, the forced 310 mile march from Kabul to Kandahar, and the final battles at that latter place in September 1880. During the first 'Boer War' in South Africa, 1881, the 92nd Highlanders fought at Majuba Hill Interestingly Robert's brother John (No 2027), had also joined the 92nd Highlanders, a year after him in 1869, and together they had served alongside each other throughout their overseas services in India, Afghanistan (John was shot in the abdomen at Kandahar on 1 September 1880) and South Africa. However their family duet was split in 1881, when the 75th Stirlingshire Regiment and the 92nd Highlanders were amalgamated to become the 1st and 2nd Battalions respectively of the 'Gordon Highlanders', with Robert continuing in the 2/Gordons, but with John transferring to 1/Gordons (and later campaign service in Egypt in 1882) At the time of taking his final discharge in 1887, Robert's military conduct and character was described as having been 'Very Good'. He left the Army having earned 2 x campaign medals and a second class education certificate. In addition he had found time to wed while on home service, and had married Catherine Ross at Durham, England, on 11 January 1884. His inteded place of residence after leavign the Army was cited as being, 33 Warkworth Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne The medals mounted on a Victorian period brooch buckle riband bar. The mounting bar retaining it's original hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: Usual pitting (for a Piper) & contact wear on the Afghanistan medal this F, the Star about VF
A Piper's Great War gallantry group of 3: Piper John Webster, 1/4th 'City of Aberdeen' Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, late Aberdeen City Police & Aberdeen City Police Pipe Band - Military Medal. GV first issue (201290 Piper J. Webster. 1/4 Gord: Highrs:) - British War Medal. Silver issue (3899 Pte. J. Webster, Gordons.) - Interallied Victory Medal (3899 Pte. J. Webster, Gordons.) Important: All medals and both regimental numbers confirmed as being the recipients full medal entitlement per the respective Medal Index Card and the London Gazette. The Military Medal being published in the London Gazette of 6 August 1918, wherein Piper John Webster is shown as being a resident of Aberdeen, Scotland Reference 'The Pipes of War' (Seton & Grant, 1920) the authors under the chapter dealing with 'Individual' Achievements' state that Piper William (sic) Webster of 4/Gordons was decorated with the Military Medal as under; Quote, In the face of heavy fire during the retirement in March, 1918, repeatedly brought up ammunition to the men in the front line. Was awarded the Military Medal Unquote. The authors of 'The Pipes of War' under the respective 'Regimental Records' and nominal rolls of pipers show that there was only one Piper by the name Webster - J. Webster - in 4/Gordons, and that he was awarded the Military Medal. Indeed of the 23 x Pipers listed under 4/Gordons only three were awarded the Military Medal viz 201290 Piper John Webster, together with messers G. Paterson (also awarded a bar to the MM) and P. Bowie Piper John Webster, who resided with his wife at 8 Thistle Place, Aberdeen (his parents resided at 34 Rose Street, Aberdeen), was a pre-war Constable in the City of Aberdeen Police Force. He was also a long standing 'Piper' of some distinction in the Aberdeen City Police Pipe Band. The local newspaper 'The Evening Express', issue of 17 May 1918, contains a report of the award of the M.M. to Piper Webster together with details of his service in the Police Force - the same paper also includes a picture of John in full-dress Pipers uniform of the Aberdene City Police Pipe Band, wearing a cocked eagle feathered balmoral bonnet, with baldric belt and playing the pipes The medals mounted in the swing-style, and as-worn by the recipient. The medals suspended on silk watered ribbons om a contemporary medal mounting bar, this latter retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Provenance: Spink, 28 April 2005 Condition: Toned the MM with scratch in obverse field, the group VF
A Piper's impressive 51st Highland Division 'Casualty' group of 7: Piper Peter Clark, Gordon Highlanders - GSM 1918. GVI first issue with clasp 'Palestine' (2873970 Pte. P. Clark. Gordons.) - 1939-45 Star - Africa Star. With '8th Army' clasp as issued - Italy Star - France and Germany Star - Defence Medal - War Medal Also sold with three regimental piping medals as under; - A. Silver medal. Obv: Regimental badge Rev: March Under 2 Years 1932 1st Pte. Clark - B. Silver regimental prize medal. Obv: Regimental insignia Rev: Un-marked - C. Bronze prize medal. Obv: Badge Rev: Eng; March Starthspey & Reel 1933 Note: GSM medal and clasp confirmed on the respective campaign medal roll (ref WO 100/507) wherein it is shown that only an estimated 23 x GSMmedals with clasp 'Palestine' were awarded to all-ranks of the Gordon Highlanders. The roll annotated to reflect that 22 of the Gordons - including Piper Clark - were all section 'A' Reservists mobilized for attachment to 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment - and a rare medal thus named to the Gordon Highlanders Sold together with: - Photcopied article from North East of Scotland Newspaper - Large original portrait photograph of Piper Clark in Pipers tropical dress, in India - Large original portrait photograph of Piper Clark in Pipers khaki home-service uniform - War Office photo showing Piper Clark playing to the 'Jock's' somewhere in North Africa - Regular photo showing a kilted / sun helmeted 1/Gordons route march in India Important: Piper Clark confirmed as having been 'Wounded-in-Action' in the left shoulder at St. Valery in 1940, but who avoided capture! He subsequently served with the Gordon Highlanders in the re-constituted 51st Highland Division throughout the North African campaigns, climaxing in his participation in the greatest massed 'Pipes and Drums' victory parade that was ever orchestrated, when the 'Pipes and Drums' of the 51st Highland Division led a victory parade through the streets of Tripoli - an event captured for posterity by the news camera crews of the free-world press. A North East of Scotland newspaper carried the below folling article apertaining to Piper Clark; Quote, ...Bagpipes skirled and one wonders what those Nazis who had heard the same before thought. They were the best of Rommel's troops, but they could not withstand the dash of the Highlanders, who took no thought of numbers or obstacles. They literally hewed a way through the road, and the road to Tripoli was open to the Eighth Army. "Cock O' The North" Pipers from the North-East, members of a Gordon Highlanders band, piped the victorious troops into Tripoli. They included Piper Peter Clark, youngest son of Mrs Clark, 42 Chapel Street, Portsoy, and his young chum, Piper David Duncan, whose parents reside in Jamaica Street, Aberdeen. "Your news is as good as a leeter form Peter himself," said his wife, Mrs Clark, who is at present staying with her parents, Mr and Mrs Leslie Jaffrey, The Tower, Dufftown, when I told her of Piper Clark's part in the triumphal entry of the Eighth Army. "We heard the broadcast of the pipe music from Tripoli's city square," Mrs Clark went on. "I think I recognised one of the tunes played as 'Doo'cot Park,' which is one of Peter's favourites - he was always playing it at home. But when the Gordons were piping the Eighth Army into the city I am certain they would be playing 'The Cock O' The North.' "I'm pretty sure that Piper Davie Duncan had been with my husband. Piper Duncan is just a young chap in his early twenties, but he went out to Egypt with Peter in June last year to join the Gordons unit, and ever since they have been pals. "As an 'old' soldier Peter has been 'looking after' his young chum." Worked at Portsoy Thirty-three years of age, Piper Clark, whose father, foreman surfaceman at Portsoy for many years, died just before the war, served seven years in the army. Five were spent in India. It was only a few eeeks after his marriage to Miss Jaffrey that in June 1936 he was called out as a reservist, and was sent to Palestine during the trouble there. He was back in this country again before the end of the year. He joined the railway service, and when he was again called out at the beginning of the war he was stationed at Grange, with his home at Drumburn Gate House, Keith. With the 51st Division Piper Clark went over to France, and he was wounded through the left shoulder at St.Valery, but got out of the country safely. Along with him in the 5th Gordons at that time was Pte. James Jaffrey, only brother of Mrs Clark. He was taken prionser by the Germans, and is now working on a farm in Germany. Pte. Jaffrey was a regular soldier. After his spell in hospital Piper Clark served for a considerable period at Bridege of Don Barracks before going to the Middle East. Unquote. Condition: GSM toned, the group GVF and better
A Piper's Victorian era multi-campaign medal group of 4: Piper George Mitchell 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders - Egypt Medal. 'El-Teb-Tamaai' 'Nile 1884-85' (268 Piper G. Mitchell, 1/Gord:Highrs:) - QSA Medal. 5 x clasps 'CC' 'Pa' 'Dr' 'Joh' 'Belfast' (268 Pte G. Mitchell, Gordon Highrs:) - KSA Medal. With 2 x dated 'South Africa' clasps (268 Pte G. Mitchell, Gordon Highrs:) - Egypt: Khedives Egypt Star. With obverse dated 1884-86 (268 G.H.) Note: Also sold with 2 x handsome 'Elkington' of London, die-struck prize medals, with reverse legends 'Pretoria Coronation Celebration Sports of 1902'. These medals were competed for by the British Military garrison of Pretoria, South Africa in 1902. Both medals bearing the distinctive high relief 'Elkington' obverse bust, and both named on reverse with recipients name, as under; A. 9ct Gold (stamped on rim): First Prize won by G. Mitchell 'Sword Dance' B. Silver un-marked: Second Prize won by G. Mitchell 'Highland Fling' Important: Medal and clasp entitlement confirmed per the respective campaign medals rolls (ref WO 100/66 for the Egypt medal and Khedival Star; WO 100/203 for the QSA medal and WO 100/343 for the KSA medal) Reference 'Pipers of the Highland Regiments 1854-1902' (R.H. Crawford, 2009) the below following biography is taken; Quote, MITCHELL, George 268. Born in 1862, a cabinet maker by trade, residing at Kinnaird Place, Brechin, Angus, when he enlisted in the Gordon Highlanders in 1881. Served as a Piper with the 1st Battalion during the Soudan campaign of 1884-85. Took part in the actions at El-Teb and Tamaai in February and March, 1884 and operations around the Upper Nile in 1884 and 85. Promoted Lance-Corporal, 22nd October 1885, and later Corporal, the first Piper-Corporal in the Battalion since the 1881 amalgamation. Also served with the Battalion during the South African War of 1899-1902, including the battle of Paardeberg in February and the action at Johannesburg and Belfast in May and August, 1900. Discharged at Glasgow, 9th November, 1902 on termination of his second period of limited engagement. Intended place of residence was 15 Montrose Street, Brechin, Angus. His conduct was noted as "latterly good." A member of the Glasgow Branch of the Gordon Highlanders Association, "he was considered both a good piper and dancer and in his day gained many prizes." Died 10th October, 1936. He had bequeathed a set of pipes, said to be 150 years old, to the Brechin Museum. Unquote. Sold together with accompanying soft-copy of recipients service papers that will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment Condition: Egypt pair with usual (for a Piper) pitting & contact wear GF, the others VF
A poignant family group for two brothers: Lieutenant William Allan Mollison, 2/6th Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) att'd 52 Company Machine Gun Corps, late Highland Light Infantry & Lieutenant John Mollison, 208 Squadron Royal Air Force - 1914-15 Star (2. Lieut: W.A. Mollison. W.Rid: R.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Lieut. W.A. Mollison.) - Interallied Victory Medal (Lieut. W. A. Mollison.) - Memorial plaque (William Allan Mollison) Note: Lieutenant Allan William Mollison, 2/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 52nd Coy. Machine Gun Corps 'Died of Wounds' in France on 1 October 1918 - British War Medal. Silver issue (Lieut. J. Mollison. R.A.F.) - Interallied Victory Medal (Lieut. J. Mollison. R.A.F.) - Memorial plaque (John Mollison) Note: Lieutenant John Mollison, 208th Squadron Royal Air Force was 'Killed-in-Action' in France on 27 August 1918 Note: All the campaign medals contained in a custom made contemporary mahogany hinged glazed frame (and not suitable for postage for overseas). The Memorial plaques are both loose. William and John Mollison were the sons of John and Margaret Mollison, of 6 Kelvin Drive, Kelvinside, Glasgow, Scotland John Mollison, born in Glasgow, Scotland, on 10 July 1898, was the first brother to die during the Great War. At the time of his death John was only 20 years of age. John Mollison, was a trained Sopwith Camel pilot of 208 Squadron, and prior to his death claimed at least one shared 'Victory' of an Albatros D.V, shot down over Proven, Belgium, on 8 May 1918 - he shared his 'Joint-Kill' with brother squadron officer Lieutenant William Edward George Mann, who subsequently became an Air Ace and claimed 13 'Victories' while flying with 208 Squadron. Lieutenant Mollison was last seen alive by his comrades on 27 August 1918, at 7.40 am at which time his aircraft was going down out of control pursued by 4 Fokker DVII's. There are various claims for him, but only that of Lt Marwitz of Jasta 30's is the most credible - Lt Marwitz was already an Air Ace with 10 x Victories at that time, and a further 5 x Victories by the end of hostilities William Allan Morrison, the eldest of the brothers, was an officer in the 2nd/6th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), but was attached to the 52nd Company, Machine Gun Corps, when HE died on 1 October 1918. William was educated at Hillhead High School, the Royal Technical College, and the School of Art. While at school he was an active member of the Officers Training Corps. In 1914 he enlisted in the Glasgow Highlanders. In June 1915, he was transferred to a Cadet Battalion and after a period of training was posted to the Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment). In September of the same year he volunteered for service with the British Expeditionary Force, and was several months in the trenches near Ypres where he contracted rheumatic fever, and was invalided home. After a term of light duty he returned to France in May 1916, and later took part in the early stages of the Battle of the Somme, during which time he was appointed the battalion Adjutant. Winter conditions caused a recurrence of his old trouble, and he was again invalided home. On his recovery he was advised to transfer to the Machine Gun Corps in order to keep out of the trenches, and in this new branch he proved himself so efficient that he was retained for four months as an instructor. In January 1918, William went to Palestine, but in April returned to France with the 52nd Division. There he experienced some of the hardest fighting of the war, and was continuously in action for weeks on end. On 13 September 1918, when just about to come out of action, he was severely wounded in several places by a shell. Septic poisoning set in, and he succumbed to his wounds in hospital at Wimereux on the 1 October 1918. William is at rest in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Boulogne, Pas de Calais, France. His commanding officer writinG to his parents remarked that William had been one of his very best officers, and was a was a very gallant officer. He even wroter that he had twice recommended William for the award of the Military Cross on two separate occasions in August 1918 The felow Glaswegian and famous inter-war Scottish aviator, 'Jim' Mollison - husband of world famous female aviator 'Amy Johnson' - might be elated to the Mollison brothers above............ Postage and packaging: We will only include and despatch the glazed frame to buyers in United Kingdom - entirely at their own risk. For overseas buyers our quotation is including shipping of medals and plaques only The medals are virtually uncirculated, and complete with original long lengths of silk water weave ribands Condition: Memorial plaques GVF, the medals EF
A Policeman's Great War campaign and long service medal group of 4, together with St. John Ambulance Association Medallion: Constable John Houghton, Liverpool City Police, late 2/1 West Lancashire Divisional Company, Army Cyclist Corps - British War Medal. Silver issue (18190 Pte. J. Houghton. A.Cyc.Corps.) - Interallied Victory Medal (18190 Pte. J. Houghton. A.Cyc.Corps.) - Liverpool City Police Good Service. Bronze. Presented 15th Sept 1939 (Con. "223". E. John Houghton) - Liverpool City Police Good Service. Silver. Presented 15th Sept 1944 (Con. 223. E. J. Houghton) - St. John Ambulance Association Medallion (317220 John Haughton) Note: The Liverpool City Police medals both fitted with their respective integral buckle brooches on ribands and contained in fitted leatherette cases of issue. The silver Police medal with clasp 'Service over 30 years'. The St.John medallion in original named and titled card box of issue Important: Confirmed 'Wounded' to left leg and chest by GSW on 8 April 1918 John Houghton, the son of William and Ellen Houghton, was a native of St. Helens, Lancashire, England, where he was born circa 1891. The 1911 National Census for England and Wales recording that in that year, he was employed as an 'Assistant Pawnbroker, and residing with his parents and siblings at, 8 Grafton Street, Newton, Lancashire. He enlisted in the British Army on 4 February 1916, and posted to the Army Cyclist Corps. John first entered theatre of war 'France' on 16 March 1917. In total John served overseas 1 year 218 days, during which he is confirmed as being 'Wounded in Action' by gunshot and shrapnel wounds to legs and feet on 29 October 1918. On 28 February 1919, John was discharged as a consequence of being found medically unfit for further service (Silver War Badge awarded). His Medal Index Card shows entitlement to 2 x Great War campaign medals only Sold together with hard-copy of recipients Great War pension papers and transcribed Medal Index Card, and torn registered addressed envelope for the Great War medals - this sent to his address at 3 Guildhall Road, Aintree, Liverpool, and with a 'Quantity' of various dated original hand-written letters from circa 1919 addressed to him and his wife at the in-laws family residence located at, 45 Rufford Road, Crossens, Southport, Lancashire Condition: GVF and better
A positively attributed Colonial Fire Services Meritorious and Long Service medal pair: Senior Divisional Officer Leonard Worrallo, C.P.M., Hong Kong Fire Services - Colonial Police Medal For Meritorious Service. EIIR issue - Colonial Fire Brigade LS&GC Medal. EIIR issue with clasp Sold together with; - Full size ribbon bar, with emblem on LSGC and brooch pin on reverse - Gold plated lapel badge of Fong Kong Fire Services - Pair of Hong Kong Fire Services cuff-links Important: The award of the C.P.M. confirmed as published in the London Gazette of 1 January 1971 to Senior Divisional Officer Leonard Worrallo, Hong Kong Fore Services Note: The C.P.M. in the pair has the standard Police 'For Meritorious Reverse' design Leonard Worrallo a native of Wallsall, Staffordshire, England, served a long and distinguished career in Hong Kong Colony where he was employed with the Hong Kong Fire Services, including senior operational appointments on Hong Kong Island itself. Leonard was married to Joan Marion Worrallo (nee Robinson) whom he had married at Wallsall in 1939, and with whom he had a daughter Vivien who was born. Post-1945 United Kingdom Outward Passenger Lists record that Leonard's wife and daughter sailed for Hong Kong aboard the P&O Liner 'Corfu' which sailed from Southampton on 18 September 1959 - prior to their embarkation they had resided at 81 Roebuck Road, Leamore, Wallsall. The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The reverse of the mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Note: Only the 2 x miniature medals, ribbon bar and insignia described above are here being offered for sale in this item description. The attached illustrations of the full-size medals are only here supplied for reference & provenance purposes, and are not included in the sale price, albeit we will forward copies of all the illustrations to the buyer for their reference Condition: Toned GVF
A positively attributed contemporary Colonial Police Medal and second award bar miniature medal group of 5: Inspector Philip Robert Adams, C.P.M.*, Palestine Police Force - CPM. GVI issue 'For Gallantry' reverse, with second award bar on riband - GSM 1918. GVI first issue with clasps 'Palestine' & 'Palestine 1945-48' - Defence Medal - War Medal - Colonial Police Long Service & Good Conduct Medal. GVI second issue The award of the CPM and second award bar to the CPM, both for 'Gallantry' were published in the London Gazette editions as under; - London Gazette: 18 August 1938 - London Gazette: 28 January 1944 Only 9 x Second award bars ever awarded to the Colonial Police Medal, that to Adams being the first ever awarded, and a unique brace of decorations to a member of the Palestine Police Force The award of the Colonial Police Medal was reported in the Palestine Post of 24 August 1939; Quote, "Sergeant Philip Robert Adams received the medal for gallant conduct on June 19 in an engagement with an armed band on the Mount of Temptation near Jericho." Unquote. The award of the Second Award Bar was reported in the Palestine Post of 30 January 1944, together with the award of 3 x other CPM's for the same incident as under; Quote, "The awards were made in connection with an incident in September last when a party led by Inspector Adams raided a hiding place of a dangerous armed offender who desperately resisted the police. Two police were wounded and the offender was killed." Unquote. Provenance: Spink Lot 60, 10 April 2005 Phillip Robert Adams, a native of Norfolk, England, is reported to have formerly served as a regular soldier with the Royal Artillery in India, prior to joining the Palestinian Police as a British Constable on 20 June 1930. He is known to have had a thorough and detailed knowledge of the Judean desert and the Bedouin tribes, and the Arabs themselves nicknamed him ´Abu korbaj´ (Father of the Whip). An experienced horseman after his years in India, Adams was posted to the newly formed British Mounted Branch. He also knew the Lower Jordan Valley and in particular the town or oasis of Jericho. During the Arab Rebellion 1936-39, insurgents took over Jericho and burned down the police station. For a long time the area was a ´no-go area´. In 1939 Adams rode alone down the main street on a perfectly turned out horse. There was silence from the population looking out from their houses, but nobody challenged him. He took over the ruins of the police station and hoisted the Union Flag and placed a notice at the entrance announcing in English and Arabic ´Business as usual´. For this the Arabs further nicknamed him ´The Uncrowned King of Jericho´, and government rule was returned to the area. He was the last British Policeman to leave Jericho in 1948. After the ´Stand Down´ Adams went on to serve in Aden, Nigeria, Gold Coast and the Canal Zone. A brilliant horseman, he became an authority on various breeds of Arab bred horses. Inspector Adams retired 15.5.1948 and returned to Swanton Abbot, near Norwich, where he died in 1986. The medals mounted as-worn by the recipient in the swing-style. The medal mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and clasp fittings Important: Only the miniature medals - and their accompanying cases- described above in the item description are here offered for sale at the indicated price. The attached illustrations showing the recipients full-size medals are only here provided for reference and provenance purposes, and are not, repeat not, here included for sale Condition: EF
A positively attributed contemporary pair of miniature Volunteer and Territorial Force Decorations, each in respective makers cases of issue: Colonel Robert Montgomery, V.D., T.D., JP, Lancashire (Fortress) Royal Engineers, late Commanding Officer Mersey - Volunteer Decoration. Victoria with integral top brooch bar - Territorial Decoration. GV with integral top brooch bar The awards were published in the London Gazette as under; - V.D.: (LG 12 May 1896) - T.D.: (LG 4 November 1919) Note: The combination of VD and TD to one recipient is estimated to only have occurred to 93 recipients - including Robert Montgomery An obituary to the recipient was published in 'The Times' issue of 20 September 1927 as under; Quote, “Robert Montgomery, of Bidston Lodge, Bidston, Cheshire. For more than half a century he was a leading member of the corn trade and had been president of the Liverpool Corn Trade Association. He was a member of the Royal Commission on Food Supplies in Time of War.... he served over 50 years in the Volunteer and Territorial Forces, originally joining the old 1st Lancashire Rifle Regiment in 1868. Montgomery had a keen interest in the Volunteers and did well as a shot in the old Wimbledon days. In 1882 he was commissioned in the 1st Cheshire Engineers and in 1888 raised and commanded the Mersey Volunteer Division RE (Submarine Miners)." Unquote. Important: Only the miniature medals - and their accompanying cases- described above in the item description are here offered for sale at the indicated price. The attached illustrations showing the full-size medals are only here provided for illustrative purposes, and are not, repeat not, here included for sale Condition: EF
A positively attributed Honourable Artillery Company long service and campaign miniature medal group of 5: Lieutenant Arthur Henry Zobel, Royal Field Artillery late Honourable Artillery Company - 1914-15 Star - British War Medal. Silver issue - Interallied Victory Medal - Defence Medal - Territorial Force Efficiency Medal. GV issue with H.A.C. riband Important: The Medal Index Card confirming Arthur Zobel's award of the TFEM while a memer of the H.A.C. is extant and accessible being held at The National Archives Arthur Henry Zobel, the son of Arthur Zobel (a Dental Surgeon) and Minnie Zobel, was born in Oxford, England in the last quarter of 1891. He is recorded in the 1911 National Census for England and Wales, residing at home with his parents located at 34 Coldharbour Lane, Camberwell, London, and being employed as a Clerk with an insurance company. His Medal Index Card shows that he first entered theatre of war 'France & Flanders' on 11 November 1915. Arthur is recorded as having died in Worthing, Sussex, England, sometime during the first quarter of 1968 Note: The distinctive 'Racing Colours' of King Edward VII riband was approved to be worn on the VFLSM, TFEM, TEM and EM medals only by those recipients who were serving with the H.A.C. at time of qualifying for their respective awards The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The silk ribands suspended from a mounting bar - with Spink and Son, 5 King St. S.W. - that retains the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Only the miniature medals described above are here included in the sale - the illustrations of the recipients full-size medals (which are listed separately elsewhere on the website) are only here shown for reference and attribution purposes Condition: EF
A positively attributed miniature medal group with cap badge & ribbons to a Far East Prisoner of War: Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas Edward Digby Morris, Royal Berkshire Regiment, late 2nd Battalion Malay Regiment - The 1939-45 Star - The Pacific Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - General Service Medal 1918. GVI type II & clasp 'Malaya' The contemporary miniatures all mounted as-won in the swing-style. The mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Sold together with; - Officers first issue silver cap badge of the Malay Regiment - Full-size medal riband bar. This with long hinged pin & clasp Note: The officers cap badge is the first issue type in die-struck silver or silver plate (not hallmarked). With green felt cloth backing and retainign both of the original lugs / loops on reverse - and a scarce original badge to find on the market Important: No battalion of the Royal Berkshire Regiment qualified for either the Pacific Star, or the GSM with clasp 'Malaya' Douglas Edward Digby Morris was a native of Reading, Berkshire, England, where he was born in the last quarter of 1912. As a Captain, Douglas Morris served on attachment from 1936 with the recently created Malay Regiment (raised in 1932), becoming Adjutant to the newly raised 2nd Battalion Malay Regiment in March 1941 - 2/Malay Regiment was the first unit of the Malay Regiment to engage the Japanese at was the first Malay Regiment unit to engage Japanese forces landing at Kampung Salak in Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan. Outnumbered, the unit eventually withdrew to Kuala Krai, and later to Singapore, where it was a constituent member of 1st Malaya Infantry Brigade (together with 1/Malay R & 2/ The Loyal Regiment). Douglas Morris, as Adjutant of 2/Malay Regiment served in the defence of Passarpanjang (or Pasir Panjang) Singapore, becoming a POW on the surrender of Singapore Colony to the Imperial Japanese Army on 15 February 1942. In captivity he was transported to Thailand. Post-war he returned to Malaya and another tenure on attachment to the 2nd Battalion Malay Regiment Luckily for posterity, Douglas Morris (who died at Salisbury District Hospital on 14 May 2012, at the age of 100 years) wrote a comprehensive biographical history of his life and military services that can be accessed and read on-line at the Far Eastern Heroes website or entering into your address the below; http://www.far-eastern-heroes.org.uk/memoirs_of_douglas_morris/ The medals mounted in the swing-style, and 'as-worn' by the recipient. The recipients full-size medals are being sold separately elsewhere on this website A well documented and regimentally extremely rare campaign medal grouping to a 'Royal Berks' officer who served in the defence of Passarpanjang, Singapore, while attached to the 2nd Battalion Malay Regiment and who endured hard years thereafter as a FEPOW IMPORTANT: Only the recipients miniature medals, riband bar and cap badge are here included for sale in this lot item description - the full-size compoanion medals in the attached image is only illustrated for reference and attribution purposes Condition: VF
A post 1945 'Close of Empire' campaign service medal pair: Rifleman E. G. Martin, 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade - AGS Medal 1902. With clasp 'Kenya' (23228414 Rfn. E.G. Martin. R.B.) - GSM 1918. EIIR with clasp 'Malaya' (23228414 Rfn. E.G. Martin. R.B.) Note: AGS with official corrections to first 3 digits of army number and first initial of rank - and a fairly common occurrence for this particualr campaign medal to this regiment The medals mounted in the swing-style. The mounting brooch bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: Toned GVF
A post 1945 multiple campaign group of 3: Marine E.L. Welfare, Royal Marines - NGS 1915. GVI type II & clasps 'Malaya' 'Near East' (R.M. 8152 E.L. Welfare. Mne RM) - Korea Medal 1950-53 (R.M. 8152 E.L. Welfare. Mne. R.M.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' Note: Clasps riveted on the NGS Condition: Minor rim bruise on NGS, otherwise the group about GVF
A post 1953 Distinguished Services Campaign and Long Service Group of 4: Chief Technician Charles H. Martin, B.E.M., Royal Air Force - British Empire Medal (Military). EIIR Issue (4011302 Cpl/Tech. Charles H.Martin, RAF) - GSM 1918. GVI second issue with clasp \'Malaya\' (4011302 Cpl. C. H. Martin, RAF) - GSM 1962. \'Borneo\' \'South Arabia\' (4011302 Sgt. C. H. Martin, RAF) - Royal Air Force LS&GC Medal. EIIR issue (4011302 Ch/Tech. C. H. Martin, RAF) The group mounted \'court-style\' presumably as worn by the recipient - some soiling to ribbons and the LSGC ribbon requiring to be re-threaded. The mounting brooch retaining the long hinged pin and casp fitting Condition: VF
A post war 'Brunei Revolt' counter-insurgency pair: Rifleman Bedprasad Gharti, 1st Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles - General Service Medal 1918. EIIR 'Brunei' (21151776 Rfn. Bedprasad Gharti 1/2 GR) - General Service Medal 1962. 'Borneo' (21151776 Rfn Bedprasad Gharti, 1/2 GR) The pair mounted 'Court-Style' for display Condition: GVF
A post war 'Brunei Revolt' counter-insurgency pair: Rifleman Chakraprasad Thapa, 1st Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles - GSM 1918. EIIR 'Brunei' (21153195 Rfn Chakraprasad Thapa, 1/2 GR) - General Service Medal 1962. 'Borneo' (21153195 Rfn Chakraprasad Thapa, 1/2 GR) The Pair mounted 'Court-Style' for display Condition: GVF
A post war 'Brunei Revolt' counter-insurgency pair: Rifleman Rikhiprasad Gurung, 1st Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles - GSM 1918. EIIR issue 'Brunei' (21151820 Rfn Rikhiprasad Gurung, 1/2 GR) - General Service Medal 1962. 'Borneo' (21151820 Rfn Rikhiprasad Gurung, 1/2 GR) The Pair mounted 'Court-Style' for display Condition: GVF
A post war 'Far East' Naval campaign group of 3: Seaman R. E. Parker, Royal Navy - NGS Medal 1915. GVI type II 'Malaya' (D/SKX.877003 R.E. Parker Sto. R.N.) - Korea Medal (D/SKX.877003 R.E. Parker S.M. R.N.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' The group mounted in the swing-style and 'as-worn' by the recipient. The contemporary silk ribands suspended from a mounting bar, this having a 'blue' backing cloth patch - as per the 'Naval style for wear with uniform - and retaining the long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: Toned VF and better
A post war 'Jungle Fighter's' General Service pair representing service under two monarchs: Lance Corporal Bhimbahadur Sarki, 1st Battalion 10th Gurkha Rifles - GSM 1918. GVI 2nd issue 'Malaya' (21139852 Rfn Bhimbahadur Sarki, 10 GR) - General Service Medal 1962 'Borneo' (21139852 L/Cpl Bhimbahadur Sarki, 1/10 GR) The medals mounted in the 'swing-style' suspended form contemporary ribbons hanging from a pin-back brooch bar, and probably 'as-worn' by the recipient Condition: VF
A post war 'Malaya / Borneo' Jungle Fighter's pair: Rifleman - General Service Medal 1918. GVI 2nd issue 'Malaya' (21139699 Rfn Bhimbahadur Rana, 6 G.R.) - General Service Medal 1962 'Borneo' (21139699 Rfn Bhimbahadur Rana, 1/6 G.R.) Note: Bhimbahadur Ran who was born in Nepal in 1936 enlisted for service with the British Army on 23 September 1953. His overseas service in India, Hong Kong, Malaya, Borneo and Singapore included numerous operational tours during the 'Emergency' and hence plenty of 'Jungle Bashing' as a consequence Both Bhimbahadur's medals and clasps are confirmed on his service record as being his sole medal entitlement, being issued his GSM 1919 in 1955 and his GSM 1962 in 1964. His 'Military Conduct' was described as 'Exemplary', while the testimonial to his character at time of discharge recorded; Quote, He has completed 14 years good service. He is an average man in all respects. He has reached 2nd Class educational standard in both Nagri and Roman characters. He was employed on general duties throughout his service. Unquote. Bhimbahadur tooK his discharge from the British Army at Singapore in September 1968 The medals are sold together with copied set of the recipients service record Condition: VF
A post war General Service pair for the 'Brunei Revolt': Lance Corporal Asbahadur Gurung, 1st Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles - GSM 1918. EIIR issue 'Brunei' (21148994 Rfn. Asbahadur Gurung 1/2 GR) - General Service Medal 1962. 'Borneo' (21148994 L/Cpl. Asbahadur Gurung, 1/2 GR) The pair of medals mounted in the swing-style suspended from a pin-back brooch bar with contemporary ribbons, and almost certainly 'as worn' by the recipient Condition: GVF
A post war General Service pair for the 'Brunei Revolt': Rifleman Bhaktabahadur Thapa 1st Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles - GSM 1918. EIIR issue 'Brunei' (21153253 Rfn. Bhaktabahadur Thapa. 1/2 GR.) - General Service Medal 1962. 'Borneo' (21153253 L/Cpl Bhaktabahadur Thapa. 1/2 GR.) For their services during the Brunei revolt, the respective regimental history records that the 1st Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles accounted for more than 50 rebels killed and another 783 captured or surrendered. 1/2 GR itself incurred 2 killed in action and and 17 wounded The pair mounted 'Court-Style' for display Condition: Small edge bruise on obverse of GSM 1918 otherwise VF
A post-war 'Welsh' interest campaign and long service pair: Private F. Santer, 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers, late Royal Artillery and Royal Welch Fusiliers - GSM 1918. GVI issue & clasp 'S.E.Asia 1945-46' (6012471 Pte. F. Santer. S.W.B.) - Efficiency Medal. GVI first issue with 'Territorial' bar (6012471 Gnr. F. J. Santer. R.A.) Important: Recipient is confirmed on medal roll of 6th Battalion South Wales Borderers as entitled to GSM and clasp (ref WO 100/514) compiled at Preston, Lancashire on 28 May 1948 Note: The recipients unique Army Number - issued sometime prior to 1942 - shows that when he originally enlisted in the British Army he had served with the Royal Welch Fusiliers. His number also indicates that he would have been entitled to other Second World War campaign medals which of course if claimed/received would all have been un-named as issued Condition: GVF
A post-war campaign pair: Private J. Martin, 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders - War Medal - GSM 1918. GVI & clasp 'S.E. Asia 1945-46' (14314493 Pte J. Martin Seaforth) The recipient was a native of Glasgow, Scotland and latterly resided at 20 Southdeer Avenue, Pinewood, Glasgow Condition: EF
A pre 1914 'Volunteers'Great War campaign and long service medal group of 4: Sergeant Charles Ferdinand Kaufman Army Service Corps, late East London Royal Engineers Volunteers - 1914 Star. No clasp (SS-2335 Pte C. F. Kaufmann. A.S.C.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (2335 Sjt. C. F. Kaufman. A.S.C.) - Interallied Victory Medal (2335 Sjt. C. F. Kaufman. A.S.C.) - Volunteer Long Service. EDVII issue (3952 Sapr C. Kaufmann E. London. R.E.V.) Charles Ferdinand Kaufman, of the Jewish faith, was born in Paris, France, circa 1866. The 1881 National Census for England and Wales shows that Charles, then described as a Jewellers Apprentice, was residing with his family at 19 St.John Square, Clerkenwell, Finsbury, London, together with his parents, Soloman Kaufman (a Jewellery Box Maker) and Maria Kaufman, who had been born in Germany and France respectively, together with his three other siblings. By 1911, Charles was described as a Carpenter, and in 1914, was mobilized for overseas service. His Medal Index Card shows that he first entered theatre of war France, on 12 October 1914, at which time he was serving with 4th Labour Company Army Service Corps. He transferred to the Labour Corps on 1 August 1917 (the Great War medal rolls refer) Sold together with hard-copy copied Medal Index Card and Medal Roll entry pages for the Great War campaign medals Condition: VF
A pre-Arab Rebellion Palestine M.B.E. and campaign medal group of 4 to a 'Founding Officer' of the Palestine Police: Assistant Superintendent of Police John Miller Turnbull, M.B.E. Palestine Police, late 1st Scottish Horse - Member of the British Empire (Civil). 1st type. Reverse with hallmarks for 1934 - 1914-15 Star (4188 Cpl. J. W. Turnbull. 1-Sco.H.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (2.Lieut. J. M. Turnbull.) - Interallied Victory Medal (2.Lieut. J. M. Turnbull.) Important: Award of the M.B.E. confirmed as published in the London Gazette of 3 June 1935 Note: Assistant Superintendent of Police John Turnbull – a ‘Founding Officer’- served with the Palestine Police continuously, 1920-1935, in his appointment as 'Paymaster’ John Miller Turnbull was a native of Scotland where he was born circa 1878. In 1895 at the age of 17 he joined the Glasgow Corporation, and was there employed through to the start of the Great War. During the Great War John served with the 1st Scottish Horse at Gallipoli and later in Palestine. He was subsequently commissioned into the Egyptian Labour Corps. Evidently liking the 'Near East' he made a career in Palestine joining the Palestine Government Service on 4 August 1920. John was a founder member of the Palestine Police Force, and held the appointment of 'Paymaster' of the force for 15 years, through to his retirement in 1935. Although John retired from the Palestine Police in June 1935, he did not leave Palestine, for some years thereafter, as continued to live and work in Palestine taking up an appointment with the Scottish Hospice in that country. John Miller Turnbull subsequently retired to his home in Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, and died on 3 January 1956 at the age of 78 years Sold together with some hard-copy research papers confirming above details Condition: Mostly VF
A Queens Gurkha Officer's campaign and long service medal pair: Lieutenant (QGO) Ratnasing Thapa, 2nd Gurkha Rifles - General Service 1962, 2 clasps, Borneo, Malay Peninsula (Lt., 2 GR.) - Military LS&GC. EIIR with 'Regular Army' bar (Lt. (QGO). Ratnasing Thapa, 2 GR.) Note: The upper clasp on the GSM attached by a straight silver rod, as customary issued Important: The LS&GC Medal was published in the London Gazette issue of 19 January 1968, as having been awarded on 9 October 1967 No 21134757 Sergeant Ratnasing Thapa, was promoted to Lieutenant (QGO) on 20 May 1964 - his officer number was (478698), and he subsequently retired on retired pay 1 May 1969 Condition: GVF
A rare 'Dublin-Born' Naval Officer's C.B.E. & 1914 Star campaign medal group of 4: Commander Albert E. Acheson, C.B.E., Royal Navy late Naval Transport Staff - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military). C.B.E. 1st type neck badge - 1914 Star. No clasp (Commdr A.E. Acheson, R.N., Transport Staff.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Commr. A.E. Acheson. R.N.) - Interallied Victory Medal (Commr. A.E. Acheson. R.N.) Important: All campaign medals confirmed as entitled on respective Naval Great War medal rolls. Reference ADM 171/139 for 1914 Star (issued to him on 1 February 1919), wherein Commander Acheson is shown as being in Marseilles, France - Marseilles being the gateway port for the disembarkation of the Indian divisions, and subsequent reinforcements for the Indian corps sent to France from India in 1914, and ADM 171/89 for the British War and Interallied Victory medals Note: Only an estimated 173 x 1914 Stars awarded to Naval personnel of the Transport Staff - and a rare on market Naval rank for the 1914 Star In addition to his Great War campaign medals, Commander Acheson was also awarded a Commander of the British Empire or C.B.E. (Military) per the award published in the London Gazette of 4 July 1919 Albert Edward Acheson was born in Dublin, Ireland, circa 1863. In 1911 he was residing with his family of wife and three sons at 'Wainholm' Toddington, Dunstable, Bedfordshire (the 1911 national Census for England and Wales refers). Commander Acheson is recorded as having died on 22 June 1945, at which time he had been residing at Vernon Lodge, Brooklands, Cheshire Condition: GVF
A rare 'London Regiment - Machine-Gunner' casualty campaign medal group of 5: Company Sergeant Major Alfred Walter Snell, 162nd Company Machine Gun Corps late 1st 'Finsbury Rifles' Battalion 11th London Regiment - 1914-15 Star (1464 Pte. -A. Cpl. - A.W. Snell, 11- Lond. R.) - British War Medal (1464 Sjt. A.W. Snell. 11-Lond R.) - Interallied Victory Medal (1464 Sjt. A.W. Snell. 11-Lond. R.) - Territorial Force Efficiency Medal. George V issue. (1464 Sjt. A.W. Snell.11/Lond. R.) - Khedives Sudan Medal 1910. Silver type II (1464 Sjt. A.W. Snell. 1-11. Lond. R.) Note: All medals with officially impressed naming as issued Important: All medals confirmed as entitled per the recipients respective Medal Index Card, Service Papers and Khedives Sudan Medal Roll (ref WO 100/407). This latter medal roll shows recipients entitlement to the 'Darfur 1916' clasp Alfred Walter Snell, was a native of Islington, London, England. His father was Henry Snell of 20 Phineas Pett Road, Eltham, London S.E.9. Alfred enlisted in 11th London Regiment (T.F.) on 25 June 1912. At time of enlistment Alfred was 17 years and 3 months of age, and was employed by Trade as a 'Porter' The Great War services of Alfred Snell are as under; - 11th Battalion London Regiment. Home Service 26 May 1912 to 5 August 1914 - Appointed Lance Corporal 5 August 1914 - Promoted to Acting Corporal 22 June 1915 - Mobilized 5 August 1914 - Appointed (paid) Lance Sergeant 16 August 1915 - M.E.F. (Mediterranean Expeditionary Force) embarked 29 July 1915 - With 11th Battalion London Regiment in the field, Suvla Bay, Gallipoli 10 August 1915 - Alfred took part in & survived battle of 'Kidney Hill'. 1/11th withdrawn 14 December 1915 - En route E.E.F. (Egyptian Expeditionary Force) 14-18 December 1915 - Promoted(Substantive) Sergeant from 21 February 1916 - Lewis Machine Gun course at Ismalia 12 March till 28 March 1916 - Attached to the 162 Brigade M.G.C. from 25 April 1916 till 17 July 1916 - Served in the Sudan, 'Darfur Campaign' attached to M.G.C.) - Discharged in consequence of re-enlistment into the Machine Gun Corps,16 July 1916 - Re-enlisted as No. 49227 (Sgt) 162/Brigade M.G.C. 17 July 1916 with 54th Bn M.G.C. - With the Egyptian Expeditionary Force from 17 July 1916 till 3 August 1916 - Admitted to hospital from 4 August 1916 till 10t August 1916 - With 162nd Coy M.G.C. in the field from 10 August 1916 till 4 November 1917 - Palestine: 'Wounded-in-Action' (GSW both legs) admitted hospital 4 November 1917 - Discharged 7 August 1919 Sold with some hard-copy copied research including service papers that will accompany the medals The medals court-mounted for display on a board, together with a name plate A rare 'Finsbury Rifles' London Regiment group of medals Condition: VF
A rare 'Samana 1891' D.S.O. in a unique medal group of 5: Surgeon-General Robert Harvey, M.D., C.B., D.S.O., F.R.C.P., Indian Medical Service (Bengal), Director-General of the Indian Medical Service - The Most Honourable Order of the Bath. Companion (C.B.) Military, with integral buckle - Distinguished Service Order. Victorian issue with integral top brooch bar - Diamond Jubilee Medal 1897. Silver issue - IGS 1854. 'Bhootan' 'Looshai' 'Samana 91' 'Hazara 91' (Asst, Surgn. R.Harvey 31st N.I.) - IGS Medal 1895. With clasp 'Punjab Frontier 97-98' (Surgn: Major Gl R. Harvey. I.M.S.) Note: The CB with indistinct London hall-mark, and both orders retaining the original hinged pin and clasp fittings on their respective riband buckle/bar Important: All orders, medals and clasps confirmed as the recipients full medal entitlement, from either Army Lists, Gazettes or respective medal rolls (where latter is extant at The National Archives). Some references being; - C.B.: LG 21 December 1898 - D.S.O.: LG 19 December 1891 (Miranzai Expeditions 1891 (Samana)) - Diamond Jubilee Medal: Medal roll (ref WO 100/111) The gazette premable for the award of the recipients D.S.O., states; Quote; "War office, 19 Nov. 1891. The Queen has further been pleased to give orders for the following appointments to the Distinguished Service Order and Promotions in the Army, in recognition of the Services of the undermentioned Officers during the late Zhob, Hazara, Miranzai and Chin Hills Expeditions. To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order"....... Unquote. The below following is one of Surgeon-Major Harvey's Mention-in-Despatches taken from Sir William Lockhart's dispatches for the Samana 1891 campaign; Quote, Brigade-Surgeon R. Harvey, M.D., Indian Medical Services, has for the second time this year been my Principal Medical Officer in the field, and I gain desire to express my indebtedness to him and to the other officers of the department which he has so ably conducted and for the admirable state of efficiency in which it has been maintained, often under very unfavourable conditions. Unquote. Surgeon-General Robert Harvey was born in 1842, he was the son of Alexander Harvey M.D. of Broomhill, Aberdeen, Scotland. He entered the Bengal Medical Service in 1865, served with the Bhootan Expedition in 1865 for which he received his first campaign medal and clasp. He subsequently served with the Lushai Expedition 1871-72 (despatches). Robert married in 1877, to Ermine Josephine Grimke-Drayton, daughter of Theodore Grimke-Drayton of Ashley Grange and Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America; He became Surgeon Major 1877 and was promoted to Brigade Surgeon 1888; served as P.M.O. with both Miranzai Expeditions - as commemorated by his third clasp to the IGS 1854 for 'Samana 1891', in which campaigns he was Mentioned-in-Despatches twice, and additionally created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) which was presented to him in India on 22nd July 1892. He became Deputy Surgeon-General, 1891; served with the Hazara Field Force, 1891, and with the Isazai Expedition, 1892, as Principla Medical Officer, or P.M.O., and again Mentioned-in-Despatches; formerley Inspector-General of Hospitals, Bengal; appointed P.M.O. to Punjab Forces, 1895; became Surgeon-Major-General 1895; was a Fellow of the Calcutta University and of the Obstetrical Society. He was created a C.B. in 1898 and in the same year appointed Director-General of the Indian Medical Service, and and died in Simla, India, on the 1st December 1901. After his death a subscription for a memorial for the late Surgeon-General Harvey was started in India, subscriptions being sent to the Indian Medical Gazette care of Messers. Thacker, Spink and Co., Calcutta, India The below following obituary was published in the British Medical Journal Volume I 1902; Quote, THE LATE SURGEON-GENERAL HARVEY. The Gazette of India for December 7th contained the following notification: His excellency the Governor-General in Council has received with much regret intelligence of the death at Simla, on the 1st inst., of Surgeon-General Robert Harvey, M.D., C.B., D.S.O., F.R.C.P., I.M.S. (Bengal), the Director General of the India Medical Service and Sanitary Inspector for the Government of India. Surgeon-General Harvey had only just returned from furlough to resume the duties of of the Director-Generalship, a post to which he was first appointed in February 1898, after an honourable service extending over thirty years. By his death, towards the close of a long and distinguished career, the Government of India lose a valued public servant and trusted adviser. We take from the Civil and Military Gazette, Lahore, of December 8th, the following reference to his last illness and death: He returned from eight months leave, necessitated by illness in the spring of the present year, and had been working as few others could work for just eight days, when at the end of seven hours unbroken application at his desk (and it may be added as charcateristic, aneight hours fast) he was seized with the first symptoms of his fatal malady. Next day (26th) he was confined to bed, from which he only rose again to be carried to hospital, where, after four days of suffering he expired on Sunday morning, December 1st. The bright and memorable aspects of this tragic end to a career marked by extraordinary many-sided talents and success, were the magnificent pluck he displayed in facing the issue, of which he was not long in doubt, and the devotion he inspired in his medical attendants, one of whom never left his bedside day or night, save for the briefest intervals, to be replaced by another. If it certainly cannot be said of him that he was happy on the occasion of his death, it must be recorded that he never flinched for one moment from the ordeal and the final summons. After a private service at the Boileaugunj Church on Monday morning, his body was cremated, in accordance with his expressed desire, and on the following day the last mortal remains were carried to the cemetery and interred with military honours, the coffin and urn being carried to the last resting-place by six members of the service he served, and loved, and adored. Surgeon-General Harvey became officiating Professor of Midwifery at the Medical College, Calcutta, in 1880, and was appointed Professor in 1882. He held this office till March, 1900, and a friend who had long been associated with him in his work writes as follows of this side of his work: "As a lecturer, Surgeon-General Harvey was characterised for imparting a maximum instruction in a minimum of words, and a forcible delivery secured to many a practitioner a solid grounding in the special subjects of midwifery and diseases of women. In these subjects he commanded a large practice while in Calcutta, and was a universal consultant, and his services to the Eden Hospital rank high in his long and successful career. As a physician he was looked upon more as a friend than a doctor, and as an administrator he was held in high esteem." The same friend adds: "He emphatically owned nearly all, if not all, his success and honours to his many sided ability and his consuming energy. He certainly was never a dull placeman and bureaucrat, but turned to the work in hand, whether as soldier-surgeon in his regiment in peace or war, or as the skilful operating surgeon and consultant, or as the administrative head of his service, with an ardent interest that only seemed to grow with the lapse of years. With all the engrossing business of such a life, he was a scholar as regards general and professional literature, and his amazing memory for men and events, even the most trifling, including precedents and regulations, was one of the chief elements of his power as an administrator. He was intensely interested in the service, in its past and its future, in which he was a firm believer, and his kindly sympathy and encouragement was always at the service of its members." Unquote. Sold with some copied research including above obituary notice Condition: Minor chipping to obverse enamel on CB otherwise mostly GVF
A rare - and possibly unique - South Russia M.S.M. group of 12: Wing Commander Leonard Mitchell, Royal Air Force, late Royal Flying Corps - 1914-15 Star (2690 2 A.M. L. Mitchell, R.F.C.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (2690 A.S.M. 2 L. Mitchell, R.A.F.) - Victory Medals (2690 A.S.M. 2 L. Mitchell, R.A.F.) - General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Kurdistan (2690 F./Sgt. L. Mitchell, R.A.F.) - 1939-45 Star (Sq. Ldr. L. Mitchell, R.A.F.) - Defence Medal (Sq. Ldr. L. Mitchell, R.A.F.) - War Medal. This with oakleaf 'Mention-in-Despatches' (Sq. Ldr. L. Mitchell, R.A.F.) - Jubilee Medal 1935 - Royal Air Force LS&GC Medal. GV issue (2690 S.M. 1 L. Mitchell, R.A.F.) - Royal Air Force Meritorious Service Medal. GV coinage (2690 F./Sjt. L. Mitchell, R.A.F.) - Russia: Medal of Zeal, Nicholas II, fitted with ‘St. Stanislaus’ ribbon - Kingdom of Iraq: Active Service Medal with clasp 'Southern Kurdistan 1930-1' (L. Mitchell) Important: The Second World War and Iraq medals all privately named in contemporary styles Leonard Mitchell was born in January 1896 and enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps as an Air Mechanic 2nd Class in December 1914. Posted to France in January 1915, he remained actively employed in that theatre of war until returning to the U.K. in the summer of 1917, when he was embarked for Egypt. He was advanced to Sergeant. Next ordered to South Russia, in which theatre of war he served from May 1919 until August 1920, Mitchell was awarded the Medal of St. Stanislaus and the R.A.F. Meritorious Service Medal, the latter in respect of ‘consistent hard work and devotion to duty during the period from April 1919 to December 1919 under the most trying circumstances’ (London Gazette 1 April 1920 refers). An appointment at R.A.F. Manston having followed, he witnessed active service out in Iraq from September 1922 until October 1924, gaining General Service Medal with clasp for 'Kurdistan' Further research into Mitchell's service in Kurdistan may confirm service with the Armoured Cars Squadron ? This is suggested as immediately after his service in Kurdistan, he was assigned to 'Wing Headquarters Armoured Cars - Uxbridge'. Between 13 February 1931 and 5 March 1934, Mitchell was again serving in the Middle East, his record of service showing 'Headquarters Middle East' and during which time he qualified and received the Iraq Active Service Medal with clasp 'Southern Kurdistan 1930-31'. Advanced to Sergeant-Major 1st Class and remaining employed in the U.K., Mitchell was awarded his L.S. & G.C. Medal in April 1933 and next served at the R.A.F. Colleges at Andover and Cranwell, prior to being granted a permanent commission as a Flying Officer in August 1936. Appointed to H.Q. Fighter Command at Bentley Priory, Stanmore, in November of the following year, he remained similarly employed until removing to R.A.F. Abingdon in June 1941, a period encompassing the historic events that unfolded at the Priory under the leadership of Air Chief-Marshal Hugh Dowding in the Battle of Britain, in addition to the King’s visit in early September. Mitchell was advanced to the acting rank of Squadron Leader and mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 24 September 1941 refers). His remaining wartime appointments included time in Canada and at Technical Training Command back in the U.K., and he was finally placed on the Retired List in the rank of Wing Commander in January 1948. He died in October 1954 Sold together with some copied research including a typed 'Record of Service' and others from the Air Misitry, and other official correspondence confirming his MSM, GSM, MID Iraqi and Russian awards Important: The group is currently mounted on a large board for display purposes - and is not suitable for posting as-is. Hence medals will need to be removed and ribands will be soiled 'as-found'. In the event a buyer wants the medals sent as on the board, then additional postage will apply Condition: Some minor contacts on the earlier medals otherwise the group about GVF
A rare - to battalion / regiment - BEM (Gallantry) group of 3: Corporal H. K. G. Gill, B.E.M., 8th Battalion Gordon Highlanders - British Empire Medal. GVI I Mily (2883239 Cpl Henry K G Gill Gordon Highrs) - Defence Medal - War Medal Corporal Henry Keasberry Gray Gill, was a native of Macduff, Banffshire Scotland, where he had resided at 18, Bruce Street. Later his family relocated to Banff, where his parents resided at at 65, Boyndie Street The award of the BEM (Military) for gallantry under 'Hazardous Conditions' is a unique war time award to the short-lived 8th Battalion Gordon Highlanders (that war raised unit was converted to an artillery role before embarking for active service in Burma). The award was published in the London Gazette of 2 December 1941, and the official recommendation states; Quote, In July, 1941, a Wellington bomber crashed in a field and burst into flames. Four of the crew managed to get out, but two were trapped inside. Corporal Gill and an officer of the Gordon Highlanders, who were in an Army truck nearby at the time, ran to the scene of the accident. When they arrived the oxygen cylinders and ammunition were exploding, and the bomber was on fire in various places from end to end. Corporal Gill and the officer climbed into the cockpit and pulled out the unconscious pilot, whilst Corporal Gill remained on top of the aeroplane and assisted in the Pilot's rescue. Corporal Gill had only away from the aeroplane with the pilot when the petrol tanks exploded. Despite this, however, he and the officer made another attempt to get the remaining member of the crew out, but this was impossible owning to the intense heat. The pilot's life was undoubtedly saved owing to the pluck and presence of mind of Corporal Gill and the officer. Unquote. Important: The crashed Bomber was a Wellington Bomber R.A.F. No 2826. of 20 O.T.U. and was written off as destroyed on 30 July 1941, after the aircraft had lost control of an engine, lost height, hit trees and crashed on landing at 'Keith Banffshire' Scotland. Of the crew of six (Pilot was Pilot Officer R.N. Rostance) all but Sgt Hood were injured, while Seargent C.G. Leverrier R.C.A.F. was killed and buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground, Drainie A comprehensive account of the crash and subsequent rescue appeared published in local North of Scotland newspapers of the period, of which the account that appeared in the 'Banffshire Journal' is quoted below; Quote, A young Banff soldier, Sergeant-Instructor H.K.G. (Jimmie) Gill, Gordon Highlanders, second son of Mr and Mrs Edward Gill, 65, Boyndie Street, has been awarded the decoration of the British Empire Medal in recognition of his plucky and gallant action, in company with an officer, 2nd Lieut Lane, in reaching a pilot of a British bombing aircraft which crashed and burst into flames. 2nd Liey Lane has been awarded the O.B.E. The occurrence took place in July and at the time 2nd Lieut Lane and Sgt Gill, who then held the rank of Corporal, were travelling together in a motor car. They observed the bomber flying low and apparently in difficulties and watched it crash in open country nearby. Leaving the car on the road, they ran to the scene and saw the aircraft bursting into flames. As they approached, machine-gun bullets were spraying from the plane in all directions, but heedless of their own danger, they rushed forward to help the crew which numbered six. Four of the airmen had managed to scramble clear, though seriously injured and exhausted, and they indicated to 2nd Lieut. Lane and Sgt. Gill that two others were still in the plane., the pilot who was trapped and another man, who had probably been killed in the crash. In spite of the bullets, spreading flames and and terrific heat, the two plucky soldiers scrambled up on the fuselage and reached the pilot, who was unconscious. They released him and dragged him from the plane to safety, but only just in time, for a moment later petrol tanks exploded and the entire aircraft became a blazing mass., impossible to approach again. Other helpers arrived at the scene and the injured airmen were removed to hospital. The awards to 2nd Lieut. Lane and Sgt. Gill were announced in the London Gazette on Tuesday, and that evening a 'Banffshire Journal' representative was the first to bring the news to Sgt. Gill's home in Banff, where it was received with much pleasure. His father, Mr Edward Gill, who is a stonecutter with Messers Geddes & Walker, sculptors Banff, and who served in the Scottish Rifles in the last war, indicated that he and his wife heard in an indirect way that their boy had taken part in a rescue from a plane, and when they mentioned it to him on a visit he made light of it and was more curious to know how they had come to hear. Sgt. Gill was home on Wednesday, and when interviewed he said 2nd Liet, Lane and he only did what others would have done in the same situation. He admitted it had been at considerable danger to themselves, but he regarded it as merely a matter of duty and would willingly give the same assistance if faced with a similar situation again. A native of Macduff, and a former pupil of Macduff High School and Banff Academy, Sergt. Gill is 23 years of age, and before joining the Gordon Highlanders was employed as a mechanic at Macduff by Mr T. Connel. His brother Edward, is serving with the local Territorial unit. Second Lieut. Lane, who is also in the Gordon Highlanders, has his home at Tunbridge Wells. Unquote. The medals are sold with a quantity of copied research, including but not restricted to; copy of the BEM recommendation; copy of official crash reports; entry page from London Gazette; articles from 'Banffshire Journal' & 'Peoples Journal (this latter with picture of Gill) and a certified copy of the recipients birth certificate Note: The group court mounted - with ribands only for 1939-45 Star and Burma Star, to wghich the recipient was not entitled. The mounting brooch retaining the original long hinged pin and casp fitting Condition: GVF
A rare and desirable combination of honours and medals for medical service in India in a group of 6: Major-General Sir Robert Charles MacWatt, C.I.E., Director-General, Indian Medical Service, Indian Army - Knight Bachelor Badge. 1st type badge. With reverse hallmarks 1926 - Companion of Order of the Indian Empire (C.I.E.). Breast badge with gold top bar - Kaisar-i-Hind. EDVII. 1st class gold. With integral gold bar (pin removed on last) - IGS 1854. 'Haz 88' 'Sam 91' 'Haz 91' 'Lushai 1891-1892' (Surgn R C Macwatt I.M.S.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Col. R.C. Mcwatt.) - Delhi Durbar Medal 1903. Silver issue Note: The CI.E. is the 'Breast Badge' type as issued prior to 1917. The hinged pin and clasp removed from reverse of K.I.H. to facilitated mounting at some time. The first clasp on the IGS (which would have been clipped when originally issued) has been fitted with customised lugs to mount the subsequent later award clasps, all of which are riveted and all of which are confirmed as entitled Important: The below following are the award sources, where known; - Knight Bachelor (badges introduced 1926): LG 1 January 1925 - C.I.E.: LG 1 January 1916 - K.I.H.: LG 1 January 1908 - IGS 1854: All clasps confirmed in IA List Supplement January 1924 - Durbar Medal 1903: Medal roll (ref WO 100/111). Note: At the Durbar of 1903, Robert Watt was employed in his capacity as 'Agency Surgeon, Haraoti & Tonk & Officer in Medical Charge Rajputana Chief's Camp' Robert Charles MacWatt was a native of Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland where he was born on 22 January 1865. He was educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh and was a medical graduate of Edinburgh Univeristy; M.B. C.M. 1886; B.Sc. 1897. He was appointed Surgeon, Indian Medical Service on 1 October 1887, subsequent promotions including; Major 1st October 1899; Lieutenant Colonel 1st October 1907; F.R.C.S. 1911; S.List 1st April 1915; Colonel 8th January 1918; Major General and Director General 23rd January 1923. Retired 1st October 1926. Late Honorary Surgeon to the King from 28th March 1921. After his retirement he returned to Bikanir and served as counsellor to General Sir Ganga Singh, Maharaja of the Bikanir State. He died at Kingston Hill, on the 14th April 1945, aged 80 Sold together with some copied research A rare and unique combination of medals and clasps Condition: Mostly about EF
A rare and desirable late Victorian era Indian Army campaign medal pair: Sowar Moolah Singh 3rd Bengal Cavalry, or Skinner's Horse - IGS 1895. 'P.F. 97-78' 'Samana 1897' 'Tirah 1897-98' (217 Sowar Mula Singh 3rd Bl Cavy) - QSA Medal. 'OFS' 'Transvaal' 'South Africa 1902' (217 Sowar Moola Singh. 3rd Bngl: Cvlry:) Important: The QSA medal and all 3 x clasps confirmed as entitled per the respective campaign medal roll, reference WO 100/296 (for the state clasps) the medal roll originally compiled and signed at Stellenbosch, South Africa on 29 December 1902, and the dated clasp on a supplementary page in the same roll dated 11 February 1903 Recipient was a Sowar (Trooper) serving with 3rd Bengal Cavalry, a regiment of the Indian Army 3rd Bengal Cavalry (raised in 1815 as 2nd Regiment Skinner's Horse), was re-titled as 3rd Skinners Horse in 1903 The 3rd Bengal Cavalry was deployed on the North West Frontier throughout the period 1897-1898, in recognition of which the regiment was awarded the battle honour 'Punjab Frontier', and two members of the regiment vis No 231 Sowar Diwan Singh and No 345 Sowar Sukhdeo Singh each earned the Indian Order of Merit, for their gallant deeds performed at Camp Sadda, Kurram Valley, on 1 October 1897 The regiment - like all other regiments of the Indian Army - did not deploy overseas on active service during the South African War 1899-1902, however the regiment did provide vounteer detachments for service there, including Sowar Moola Singh A rare and desirable Skinner's Horse / Indian Army pair of campaign medals Condition: Contact marks consistent with regualr wear by a Cavalry Trooper thus GF and better
A rare and desirable Naval Officer's 'Zeebrugge' Killed-in-Action campaign group of 3: Lieutenant Oswald Robinson, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve late Officer Commanding His Majesty's Motor Launch 424 - 1914-15 Star (S.Lt. O. Robinson, R.N.V.R.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Lieut. O. Robinson. R.N.V.R.) - Interallied Victory Medal (Lieut. O. Robinson. R.N.V.R.) Important: Lieutenant Oswald Robinson, Royal Naval Volunetter Reserve, Officer Commanding M.L.124 was 'Killed-in-Action' during the 'Zeebrugge Raid' on St. Georges Day 23 April 1918 Lieutenant Robinson's boat while nearing the 'Mole' received direct hits from a German shore battery, crippled and floundering, the boat was subsequently destroyed and sunk A total of 23 X Naval Officers lost their lives in the Zeebrugge Raid, of which 17 x including Oswald Robinson were 'Killed-in-Action', with 4 x others who subsequently Died-of-Wounds, and 2 x others who were 'Missing' No less than 8 x Victoria Crosses were awarded for acts of gallantry performed by the Naval forces that served at Zeebrugge The book 'Motor Launch Patrol' (Gordon S. Maxwell) contains the below following; Quote, Lieut. Oswald Robinson was the second M.L. officer to be killed. The circumstances were not dissimilar to those connected with the death of Lieut.-Commander Young. Lieut. Robinson's boat, M.L. 424, was hit while off the Mole, and again it was the bridge that was struck, the shell killing the CO. and the coxswain instantly. Lieut. Robinson's body was never recovered; he must have been blown away. The only mercy is that death was certainly instantaneous and he could not have suffered. Another incident that was almost the same as the first boat to go was that the Number One, in this case Lieut. J. W. Robinson, was also on the bridge the time the M.L. was hit and came off unscathed. The dinghy was launched, but before it could be manned, M.L. 128, under Lieut. R. Saunders, came up from out of the smoke and took them off. Lieut. Oswald Robinson will be missed by all, and his cheery personality is a great loss to our little fleet. Only a few days before the action he was one of the principal performers in a concert we got up in the ward-room of Arrogant. He was a wonderfully clever mimic and actor, and his impersonations were the making of that concert. To his young wife the sympathy of us all goes out very fully and very sincerely Unquote. Note: The 3 x campaign medals confirmed as his only medal entitlement - and a unique Officers name/rank - reference ADM 171/91 Oswald Robinson was a popular and accomplished Officer of the 'Dover Patrol'. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission record that he was 29 years of age, and was the son of Joseph Robinson and husband of Mary Kerss Robinson, of Inverfirth, Abergele, Denbighshire, Wales Sold together with a large archive of items of ephemera including; - 7 x copies of Naval Appointments dated variously 1915-1917 appertaining to Lt. Robinsons postings and commands of Motor Launches - Confidential 'Sailing Orders' dated 23 February 1917, for Lieutenant Robinson at the time Officer Commanding Motor Launch 424 - Royal Naval pennant. Used and soiled. Whether this was the pennant flown from the mast of ML 424 or another is not known - Official 'Memorial Scroll' on card (formerly framed) but otherwise in crisp colours and otherwise in very fine condition (illustrated) - The named top lids from the Great War medal boxes of isue for the Star and Pair - Large full frontal standing portrait photograph of recipient in uniform of R.N.V.R. (see illustration) - Small portrait photograph of recipient sitting in uniform of R.N.V.R. (rev inscribed with ink inscrption Lieut Oswald Robinosn R.N.V.R.) - As above, reduced size, edges cut for insertion (and removed from) frame - Photo of recipient standing in front of a White Ensign aboard a ship - Photograph of recipient with a friend presumably as pre-war yachtsmen - Commemoration 'The Unveiling of the Tablet on Zeebrugge Mole' 27 June 1926, Lt Robinson named in list of deceased Naval Officers - Plan d'attaque de Zeebrugge - a book of illustrated post cards for visitors to Zeebrugge entirely dedicated to the Zeebrugge Raid - Some miscellaneous newspaper cuttings relating to Zeebrugge Raid - Coloured Postcard of the Dover Patrol Memorial - The Rhymes of AMOT ORLAUNCH (Gordon S. Maxwell, London 1919) - a rare R.N.V.R. book in memory of the 'Zeebrugge Concert' The last listed book is an extremely rare item of Naval history, being a compilation of the famous 'Zeebrugge Concert' held in the wardrobe of H.M.S. Arrogant the eve the day before the launch of the famous raid, from which many did not return. Lieutenant Oswald Robinson being foremost in the 'cast' appearing listed as 'Oswald The Great Impersonator' in the Zeebrugge Concert Poster (see illustration) Postage and packaging: The amount quoted has been calculated basis cost of both labour and postage involved to despatch the entire archive in a large insured package The medals are virtually uncirculated Condition: EF
A rare and possibly regimentally unique campaign and long service group of 4: Warrant Officer J.C. Larcombe, Royal Artillery - General Service Medal 1918. EIIR issue with clasp 'Cyprus' (22482348 Bdr. J.C. Larcombe, R.A.) - GSM 1962. 'Borneo'' Radfan'' Malay P' 'N. Ireland' (22482348 Sgt. J.C. Larcombe, R.A.) - Silver Jubilee Medal 1952-1977 - Military LS&GC. EIIR type & 'Regular Army' bar (22482348 W.O. Cl. 2. J.C. Larcombe R.A.) Note: The 'Radfan' clasp fitted with long silver rod as-issued, the 'Malay Pensinsula' is fitted by rivets and the top clasp is connected by thread The recipient is known to have taken his discharge from the British Army on 1 October 1978 Provenance: The group previously sold at DNW, Lot 387 on 28 July 1993, at which time the group was accompanied by the recipeints 'Certificate of Service' that confirmed the award of all medals and clasps - unfortunately that certifcate of service is no longer present! The group mounted in the court-style, presumably 'as-worn' by the recipient. The mounting brooch retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A rare and unusual 'Greek National's' campaign and meritorious service group of 4: Interpreter G.A. Agallides, Interpreters, British Salonika Force - British War Medal. Silver issue (84 Intpr. G.A. Agallides.) - Interallied Victory Medal (84 Intpr. G.A. Agallides.) - MSM. GV first issue (G.A. Agallides Prestd By Lt Colonel Villiers, PM, B.S.F. 25.11.18) - Greece: Military Merit Medal 1916-17 Note: The pair officially impressed as issued, the MSM contemporary engraved 'In Theatre' Important: The campaign and Meritorious service medals confirmed as entitled per the 2 x extant Medal Index Cards extant at The National Archives. The MIC for the campaign medals is type II card, and while a 1914-15 Star is noted on the card, there is no theatre or month/day qualifying date entered, and no issue date of medal shown suggesting to us that no such medal was issued to the recipient. By contrast the MIC clearly shows in considerable detail the original issue date (14/2/1922), return date (16/3/1922) and finally the re-issue date (10/5/1922) of the Great War pair. Reference 'British Gallantry Awards (Abbott & Tamplin) it is estimated that a total of 679 'Honorary' immediate awards of the Military Meritorious Service Medal were issued to allied troops - of which only 6 were awarded to personnel from Greece - making the group here offered a rare item to a Greek national. All the British medals fitted with original silk stitched ribands Sold together with soft copies of the recipients 2 x Medal index Cards that will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment
A rare and unusual campaign & long service group of 5: Confidential Clerk F.E. Willis, Civilian Admistration, late Sergeant Major 5th Battalion East Kent Regiment - 1914-15 Star (834 Sjt. F.E. Willis. E. Kent R.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (240043 A.W.O. Cl.1. F.E. Willis. E.Kent R.) - Interallied Victory Medal. With emblem (240043 A.W.O. Cl.1. F.E. Willis. E.Kent R.) - General Service Medal 1918. GV first issue with clasp 'N.W.Persia' (F.E. Willis.) - TF Efficiency Medal. GV (240043 C.Q.M.Sjt. A.S.Mjr. F.E. Willis. 5/E.Kent R.) Note: Minor official corrections to few digits of regimental number on BWM/TFEM, and with an unofficial MID emblem on the Interallied Victory Medal riband Mention-in-Despatches: The recipients of M.I.D. was made in respect of his services in Mesopotamia. Authorisation of award was published in the Supplement to the London Gazette 5 June 1919, the preamble of which states; Quote, With reference to paragraph 39 of my despatch dated. 1st February, 1919, I have the honour to submit herewith a list of names of those officers, ladies, warrant and non-commissioned' officers and men serving,' or who have served, under my command, whose distinguished and gallant services and 'devotion to duty I consider deserving of special mention...... Unquote. Important: All of the above medals, clasps, regimental numbers and units (both military and civil) are confirmed on the recipients respective Medal Index Card. Sergeant Major Willis is shown as first having entered theatre of war 'Asiatic 5' (for Mesopotamia) while serving with 5th Battalion East Kent Regiment on 9 December 1915 In addition the official medal roll for the GSM 1918 (ref WO 100/G55/465 )shows that recipient earned the GSM and clasp as 'Confidential Clerk to Political Officer North Persia Force between August-December 1920 - this latter medal roll was signed by the Adviser to the Ministry of the Interior and signed at Baghdad 11 February 1924, and recommended by The High Commissioner for Iraq Territorial Force Efficiency Medal authorised per Army Order 275 of 1919 The medals mounted in the swing-style suspended from contemporary silk weave ribands and 'as-worn' by the recipient. The mounting bar retains the long hinged pin and clasp fittings Sold together with copied research including Medal Index Card, LG entry page and entry page of GSM 1918, all of which will be forwarded to the client by email attachment Condition: VF
A rare Anglo-Jordanian Second World War era campaign group of six: Jundi, Awad Ayed, Arab Legion - Trans-Jordan: Campaign Medal 1941 (for campaigns in Iraq and Syria) - Trans-Jordan: War Medal 1939-45 - Trans-Jordan: Palestine War Medal 1947-48 - 1939-45 Star: - War Medal - GSM 1918. GVI type II 'Palestine 1945-48' (13465 Jundi, Awad Ayed, Arab Legion.) Important: The award of the GSM Medal and clasp confirmed on the respective medal roll (ref WO 100/545) A Jundi (Private) was the most junior rank in the Arab Legion Note: Only an estimated 300 x Jordanian '1941 Campaign Medals' were awarded to the Anglo-Jordanian 'Arab Legion' - all but 2 of them them awardced to local troops, and the remaining 2 to British Officers. The 1941 Campaign Medal being one of the most rare campaign medal issues of the Second World War. See the OMRS Journal of Autmn, 1980, and the respective article on this rare medal by 'John Lundstrom' The group mounted in the swing-style, in the Jordanian order of precedence. The mounting brooch bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: Cleaned and laquered VF
A rare attested 'Followers' Indian campaign pair: Sweeper Ato, Indian Air Force late Royal Air Force - IGS 1908. GV type II with clasp 'Mohmand 1933' (5272 Swpr. Ato, R.A.F.) - IGS 1936. With clasp 'North West Frontier 1936-37' (5272 Swpr. Ato, I.A.F.) Provenance: The pair recently re-united. The IGS 1908 having been sold separately in DNW Sale of 15 December 2011 British Battles and Medals (7th Edition) shows that only an estimated 180 x IGS 1908 medals with clasp Mohmand were awarded to 20 Squadron R.A.F, and others to members of 1 (Indian) Group Headquarters. The Indian Air Force was formally established in 1932, and it's first operational service was during the Waziristan campaign of 1936-37 - the IGS 1936 being the first ever campaign medals to be issued officially named to the I.A.F. Quite possibly a unique extant pair of medals to a native follower with named medals to both R.A.F and I.A.F. on the market Condition: Some light scratches on obverse of IGS 1908 otherwise VF and better
A rare attributed 'Unique' combination of 9 miniature orders and medals for East Africa and China campaign service: Colonel C. U. Price, Indian Army, C.M.G., 130th King George's Own Baluchi's (Jacob’s Rifles), Indian Army - Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.). 18ct Gold and enamels - East and Central Africa Medal 1897-99. Silver clasp 'Uganda 1897-98' - China Medal 1900. Silver with no clasp - 1914-15 Star - British War Medal. Silver - Interallied Victory Medal - Delhi Durbar Medal 1903. Silver - Delhi Durbar Medal 1911. Silver - Imperial Russia: Order of St. Anne. Military. Silver & enamel Important: The recipients Orders were published in the London Gazette as under; - C.M.G.: London Gazette 26 June 1916 - Order of St. Anne (3rd Class): London Gazette 15 February 1917 In addition to his orders, Colonel Price was thrice Mentioned-in-Despatches for his services in East Africa during the Great War Note: Both of the Durbar Medals confirmed in the respective medal rolls as under; - Delhi Durbar '03: Ref WO/100/399. Political Officer to HH the Mir of Khairpur - Delhi Durbar Medal 1911: Ref WO/100/400 (30th Jacob's Rifles) Charles Uvedale Price was born in May 1868 and was educated at the United Services College, Westward Ho! and the R.M.C., Sandhurst. Originally commissioned into the Royal Dublin Fusiliers in February 1888, he transferred to the Indian Army in January 1890 and served in the Zhob Valley on the North West Frontier in the same year, afterwards gaining an appointment as a Wing Officer in the 30th Regiment of Bombay Infantry (3rd Baluchis) In January 1897, however, he was attached to the 27th Bombay Infantry (1st Baluchis) as Adjutant, and went on to win his first campaign medal with them in the Uganda operations of 1897-98. During this latter campaign he was engaged against the Sudanese mutineers, including the operations at Jeruba and Kijangute, and in Budda and Ankoli, gaining a mention in despatches Shortly afterwards he sailed for China, and served as a Captain in the course of the Boxer Rebellion. Then in 1903, back in India, Price attended the Delhi Durbar, attached as a Political Officer to His Highness the Mir of Khairpur. He was advanced to Major in February 1906 Appointed a Double Company Commander in the 130th K.G.O. Baluchis (Jacob’s Rifles) in October 1911, Price assumed command of the regiment in the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in April 1915, and went on to serve with distinction in the operations in East Africa In July 1915, in the fighting in the Mbuyuni region, he was appointed to the command of the flanking column, comprising Jacob’s Rifles, the 4th K.A.R. and Cole’s Scouts, sent by Brigadier-General Malleson to envelop the enemy’s left. Carrying out a well timed circuitous night march, Price attacked at daybreak on the 14th, but by 8 a.m. his force was checked by strong enemy resistance, and it became necessary to await more positive news from the main attacking force to the Germans’ front. This initiative, however, also lost momentum, and by the time Malleson’s order to call off the assault reached Price, his force had been under a lively hostile fire for at least an hour. Unperturbed, Price disengaged and ‘brought away his force in a steady and well-executed withdrawal, with slight loss’ (Official history refers) In early July 1916, as C.O. of a 500-strong force, comprising the 5th Light Infantry and a company of the 101st Grenadiers, Price was given the task of capturing Tanga. Carrying out a successful landing on the southern shore of Manza Bay on the 5th, he moved his force inland towards Amboni, ‘which was reached next day after disposing of some slight resistance on the way’. And on the 7th, he and his men crossed the Zigi River, the final natural barrier between them and their goal. Tanga, however, was found to have been deserted by the enemy, although some had remained behind in the surrounding bush from where they sniped at the British with good effect. Flushing out such opposition by means of frequent patrolling, Price moved on to Kange on the 17th Then in early August, he was given overall command of two columns, numbering in total some 1400 men, to secure the crossings of the Wami River. This he successfully accomplished in little more than a week, thereby assisting in opening up the way forward to attack Dar-es-Salaam. For the final advance on the seat of government and principal port of German East Africa, Price’s force was bolstered in strength by some 500 men and equipped with 20 machine-guns. The whole was assembled at Bagamoyo at the end of the month, and on the 31st, in two columns, it advanced on Dar-es-Salaam, while two smaller parties penetrated north to secure the railway line and some important bridges. Just four days later, having encountered little opposition, Price’s main force was assembled on the heights near Mabibo, from which the port could be seen less than three miles away. And early on that morning, after the Royal Navy had despatched a delegation aboard the Echo with a formal summons to surrender, the 129th Baluchis, which had acted as Price’s advanced guard throughout the operation, entered and took over the town. Once again, the Germans had made a hasty retreat, leaving behind 80 hospital patients and 370 non-combatants For his part in some of the above related operations in German East Africa, Price was awarded the C.M.G and mentioned in despatches, in addition to gaining appointment to the Russian Order of St Anne. And in the later operations of that theatre of war between 1917-18, he again distinguished himself and was twice more the recipient of a “mention”. The Colonel, who retired to South Africa, died in May 1956. The medals all mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The silk ribands suspended from a mounting bar that retains it's original long hinged pin and clasp fittings A unique combination of orders, campaign and brace of confirmed 'Durbar' medals Condition: Minor enamel chips to C.M.G. otherwise GVF
A rare attributed Gold Victorian 'Kaisar-i-Hind' medal pair: Sir Archdale Earle, K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E., late Chief Commissioner for Assam - Kaisar-i-Hind. 1st Class Gold Medal, Victorian issue. With integral top gold suspension bar - 1911 Delhi Durbar Medal. Silver issue Note: The top gold suspension bar is without the reverse mounting pin and fittings - this to facilitate medal mounting Important: The Kaisar-i-Hind was awarded to Archdale Earle on 1 January 1901, when he was Deputy Commissioner of Darjeeling, an appointment he held between 1898-1901 Sold together with original named 'Warrant' from the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighhood. This dated 1 January 1918, for the award of the Knight Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India, (or K.C.S.I.) while he was Chief Commissioner of the Assam All Kaisar-i-Hind '1st Class' Gold Medals awarded during the reign of Queen Victorian are rare on the market. The award was only instituted in May 1900, with the first 33 x first class Gold Medals published by the India Office on 23 May 1900. The next listing of awards during Queen Victoria's reign (she died on 21 January 1901) were the 11 x recipients of the Gold Medal, including Sir Archdale Earle, that were announced in the New Years Honours List of 1 January 1901 Sir Archdale Earle was awarded the following orders; - KCSI: LG 1 January 1918 - KCIE: LG 12 December 1911 - KtStJ (Grace): LG 28 August 1917 Sir Archadale Earle, had a long and illustrious career in the Indian Civil Service, with considerable service-span in the North East of India, the most prestigious of which was his latter appointment as 'Chief Commissioner of Assam' which appointment he held during the Great War The medals are professionally swing-mounted and as-worn by the recipient. The mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition:
A rare campaign and long service group of 6: Warrant Officer II James Balfour, Gordon Highlanders and 14th London Regiment (London Scottish) - QSA Medal & clasps 'Laings Nek' & 'Belfast' (6635 Pte J. Balfour, Gordon Highrs) - KSA Medal with usual 2 x dated South Africa clasps (6635 Pte J. Balfour, Gordon Highrs) - British War Medal. Silver issue (200145 W.O.CL II. J. Balfour, Gordons) - Interallied Victory Medal (200145 W.O.CL II. J. Balfour, Gordons) - Territorial Force War Medal (200145 Pte J. Balfour, Gordons) - Territorial Force Efficiency Medal. GV issue (522321 W.O. Cl II J. Balfour, 14/Lond R) Important: All Great War medals confirmed by Medal Index Card An excellent regimental group to a senior Warrant Officer of the Gordon Highlanders including a medal named to the London Scottish, which was one of the affiliated member regiments of the Gordon Highlander Corps Only an estimated 94 x Territorial Force War Medals were awarded to NCO's and other ranks of the Gordon Highlanders. Accompanying the group is below; 1. Photograph of recipient in Great War era uniform with South African ribbons up & wearing Sergeant Major's insignia 2. Newspaper article from the 'Evening Express' showing photograph of South African veterans in Aberdeen 1937, including Sergeant Major Balfour, the article states; Quote, All decked out for the Big Parade There's a military theme to this parade float from 1937 Reader Mrs Geddes, of Hilton, Aberdeen, submitted this picture of her father who was a well-known figure in Aberdeen Mrs Laura Geddes's father James Balfour is on the extreme left. He was a Regimental Sergeant Major with the Gordon Highlanders and served in the Boer War A Regimental boxing champion he worked as a gym instructor for the Gordons. But perhaps Mr Balfour is best remembered for his time as a labour councillor on Aberdeen Town Council Jim Balfour had a crucial role in setting up the first Thrift Shop in the city to help the needy Clearly a lot of effort went into decking out the float in honour of Mr Balfour's colleagues in the South African War Veterans Association I wonder if any readers can recall this particular Union Street parade and what it commemorated Unquote Apart from above / illustrated ephemera the buyer will also be sent soft-copies of Balfours Medal Index Cards by email attachment Condition: 4 x official corrections to number and title on TFEM otherwise the group VF
A rare combination of Brunei and South Atlantic service medals, group of 4: Lieutenant Birbahadur Limbu, Gurkha Reserve Unit late 1st Battalion 7th Gurkha Rifles - Brunei: Gurkha Reserve Unit Service Medal - Brunei: Jubilee Medal 1967-1992 - South Atlantic Medal 1982 (21160752 LCpl Birbahadur Limbu 7GR) - Military LS&GC. EIIR issue 'Regular Army' bar (21160752 Sgt Birbahadur Limbu 7GR) Birbahadur Limbu, is reported to have served as a Lieutenant during his service with the Gurkha Reserve Unit in Brunei The group mounted in the correct order of precedence for a Gurkha, who, after leaving the British Army, then subsequently served with the Gurkha Reserve Unit of the Sultanate of Brunei. The GRU providing the personal bodyguard to the Brunei Royal Family and key oilfield installations The group mounted in the 'swing style' as worn by the recipient. The mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and casp fitting Condition: Tiny edge bruise on Brunei GRU medal otherwise the group GVF
A rare combination of Royal Commemorative and long service medals in group of 3: Alexander Morrison, O.B.E., J.P., C.A., Chairman Sub-Finance Committee, Scottish Branch, British Red Cross Society late St. Andrew's Ambulance Service - Visit to Scotland Medal 1903. With integral 'Thistle' top bar (A. Morrison. Sec. St.A.A.A.) - Coronation Medal 1911. 'St. Andrew's Ambulance' reverse (Alexander Morrison. C.A.) - Voluntary Medical Service Long Service Medal. With 2 Scottish 'Saltire' bars (A. Morrison.) The Royal Commemorative medals both retaining their original silk ribands, those two medals mounted individually on pin-back brooches as-issued / presented Important: Alexander Morrison is confirmed as having been created an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) published in the London Gazette issue of of 9 June 1949 Note: The rank / appointment of 'Secretary' in the St. Andrew's Ambulance Corps is unique on issues of the the 1903 Visit to Scotland Medal Only an estimated 310 x issues of the 1911 Coronation Medal with 'St. Andrew's Ambulance' reverse Alexander Morrison was a native of Abercorn, Linlithgowshire, West Lothian, Scotland, where he was born circa 1873. Educated at Stewart's Melville College Edinburgh, and Edinburgh Univeristy. Alexander had qualified as a Chartered Accountant sometime prior to 1901, as the Scotland National Census for that year shows him with employment described as C.A., and at the time residing in Edinburgh with his brother's family at 10 Grange Terrace, Newington. Professionally he became a partner in the firm of Lumsden, Jamieson and Haldane, a solicitors office located in Edinburgh. He was long connected with the St. Andrews Ambulance Association as Secretary of the Edinburgh Executive Committee, an appointment he held for about 40 years. In addition to his work with the St. Andrew's Ambulance Assication, and latterly the British Red Cross Society (Scottish Branch), he had also served in the Royal Army Medical Corps (Home Service) during the Great War A rare combination of medals to a very long serving senior official of the Scottish medical services who was additionally awarded an O.B.E. Condition: GVF
A rare confirmed 'Died-of-Wounds at the Atbara' campaign pair: Private Edward Tooley, 1st Battalion Queens Own Cameron Highlanders - Sudan Medal 1898. Silver issue (3197. Pte E. Tooley. 1/Cam: Hdrs) - Egypt: Khedives Sudan 1896. 'The Atbara' (3197 Pte Tooley 1 Cam Highrs) Note: Medals and single clasp entitlement is confirmed on the respective medal roll (ref WO 100/81), wherein the recipient is shown as 'Deceased' and under the address column is written Mrs Tooley, 52 Galway Street, Bath Street, City Road, London (this presumably the residence of the recipients mother?) Important: Private Edward Tooley of 'F' Company - the company which sustained the most casulaties at the Atbara - is confirmed as having been 'Wounded-in-Action' on 8 April 1898, and on the following day, 9 April 1898 'Died-of-Wounds'. 'The Atbara' is a legendary Cameron's action, whereat the regiment suffered high casualties for their part in breaching the the 'Zareba' and having closed with the enemy at the point of the bayonet! Reference 'For Queen and Khedive: The First Battalion The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders in the Sudan Campaign 1898' (Jonathan Collins, Medal news, April 1995) for a detailed analytical summary and nominal casualty rolls The recipients name is engraved on the Egypt & Sudan regimental memorial of the Cameron Highlanders, in Inverness, where he is listed as having died of wounds at the Atbara Condition: GVF
A rare confirmed 'Killed-in-Action' at the Atbara' casualty pair: Lance-Corporal T. Cullen, 1st Battalion Queens Own Cameron Highlanders - Sudan Medal 1898. Silver issue (3746. L/Cpl T. Cullen. 1/Cam: Hdrs.) - Egypt: Khedives Sudan 1896. 'The Atbara' (3746 Lce Corpl Cullen 1 Cam. Highrs) Note: Medals and single clasp entitlement is confirmed on the respective medal roll (ref WO 100/81), wherein the recipient is shown as 'Deceased' and under the address column is shown Mrs J. Cullen, 7 Barony Street, Glasgow, Lanark (this latter presumably the residence of the recipients mother or wife?) Important: Lance Corporal T. Cullen of 'F' Company - the company which sustained the most casulaties at the Atbara - is confirmed as having been 'Killed-in-Action' on 8 April 1898 'The Atbara' is a legendary Cameron's action, whereat the regiment suffered high casualties for their part in breaching the the 'Zareba' and having closed with the enemy at the point of thebayonet! 1/Camerons incurred the below following casualties at the Atbara; - Officers: 2 x KIA; 1 x DOW - NCO's: 2 x KIA; 1 x DOW; 4 x Wounded - Pipers & Privates: 8 x KIA; 4 x DOW; 29 x Wounded Reference 'For Queen and Khedive: The First Battalion The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders in the Sudan Campaign 1898 (Jonathan Collins, Medal news, April 1995)' for a detailed analytical summary and nominal casualty rolls The recipients name is engraved on the Egypt & Sudan regimental memorial of the Cameron Highlanders, in Inverness, where he is listed as having been killed in action at the Atbara Condition: EF
A rare confirmed Officers multi-clasp GSM group of 6: Lieutenant-Colonel Ensor, Royal Army Medical Corps - Africa Star - Italy Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. GVI & 3 clasps \'Palestine 1945-48\' \'Malaya\' \'Brunei\' (Capt E.M. Ensor, R.A.M.C.) - GSM 1962. With clasp \'Borneo\' (Lt.Col. E.M. Ensor, R.A.M.C.) Note: The 3 clasps on the GSM 1918 (all confirmed) are mounted loose / stitched Edward Maurice Ensor was born 15 February 1913 at Woolich, and died at his home in Lower Heswall, Cheshire on 22 March 1972 at the age of 59 years Edward was educated at Epsom College, at the Imperial College of Science and Technology and at St.Georges Hospital taking a BSc in 1935 and the MRCS and LRCP in 1941 Like his father before him - Major-General Howard Ensor of the Army Medical Services - Edward obtained an emergency commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1941. His training and interest in Entomology made him eminently suitable to work on Malaria which was then producing many problems in the overseas thetres of war. During the Second World War he jouined the staff of a Malaria Field Laboratory and continued to serve as a Malariologist in the Middle East, Central Mediterranean and India until the cessation of hostilities during which time he made a considerable contribution to the knowledge of the subject particularly in the field of practical control measures. Possibly because his interests veered towards science rather than clinical medicine he elected to take up the speciality of Army Health; thus continuing his interest in preventitive medicine which had been stimulated by his war time experience. He took the DTM&H in 1952, the DPH in 1953, the DIH in 1967. In 1964 he was granted Consultant status. He filled a number of Army Health and research posts with distinction in both the United Kingdom and overseads during the period 1947-49 and was able to return to his first love of Malariology and commanded a Mobile Malaria Field Laboratory in East Africa - an unusual appointment in peace time. In 1964 he was appointed Deputy Director of Army Helath at Western Command and in 1968 decided to retire from the British Army and subsequentlky took up a teachign post at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. During his long and distinguished military service he served overseas as under; - 1942-45: Middle East & Central Mediterranean - 1945: India - 1946-47: Middle East - 1947-49: East Africa - 1953-56: Far East Land Forces - 1956-58: BAOR - 1960-64: Far East Land Forces Lieutenant-Colonel Ensor\'s WW2 medals and all 3 clasps awarded to his GSM 1918 are all confirmed as his enititlement A most unusual and rare combination of medals and clasps The medals professionally mounted in the swing-style, suspended from contemporary ribands and almost certainly \'as worn\' by the recipient The group sold with an obitiuary frrom the Army Medical Services Journal April 1974, and entry page from the Roll of Services of Officers of the R.A.M.C. this latter confirming his WW2 / GSM 1918 entitlement Condition: light hairline scrtch on GSM 1919 obverse otherwise GVF
A rare confirmed \'Brunei Rebellion\' casualty pair: Rifleman Ranbahadur Pun, 1st Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles - GSM 1918. EIIR issue with clasp \'Brunei\' (21153026 Rfn Ranbahadur Pun, 1/2 GR) - GSM 1962. With clasp \'Borneo\' (21153026 Rfn Ranbahadur Pun, 1/2 GR) Important: Sold with copy extract casualty page from 1/2 GR battalion diary / orders which lists the battalion wounded for Brunei (21 names, inc 2 x deaths) including 21153026 Rifleman Ranbahadur Pun who is shown as having served with \'D Company\' and having been wounded in the leg by GSW (or, Gunshot and Shrapnel Wound) on 8/9 December 1962 with a \'GSW Side Wound\'. A rare confirmed casualty pair for the Brunei Rebellion The medals are court-mounted for display Condition: VF
A rare documented Imperial German Navy China 'Boxer Rebellion' and Great War era gallantry and campaign group of 6: Steurmannsmaat Heinrich Haarmann, Imperial German Navy - Germany: Prussia. Iron Cross 1914. 2nd Class issue - Imperial Germany: China Medal 1900-01. With clasp 'Kaumi' - Germany: Cross of Honour 1914-18. Combatants issue - Germany: Naval Corps Flanders Veteran’s Cross 1914-18. No clasp - Germany: Naval Wound Badge. ‘Black’ grade. This retaining the original pin-back fittings - Prussia: Long Service Bar. 3rd Cl, 9 years. Silver & iron, ‘H. Zehn’. Small repair to clasp Note: The clasp on the China Medal being a contemporary tailors brass gilt example. The clasp retaining two bend-over prongs on either side of reverse of clasp Heinrich Haarmann was born in Holterselm, Leer, Prussia on 18 July 1878. A Sailor in the Merchant Navy by occupation, he entered the Imperial Navy as a Matrose on 1 February 1900 and was promoted to Obermatrose (Gefreiter) on 1 August 1901. With the Imperial Navy he served on the armoured cruiser S.M.S. Fürst Bismarck, serving in the China War 1900-01, for which he was awarded the medal and clasp for Kaumi. The clasp was awarded to naval personnel from the 3rd Sea Battalion only. He was discharged to the Reserve on 11 August 1902. He transferred to the Seewehr, Levy I on 1 April 1907 and to Levy II on 1 April 1912. Recalled to active service from the Seewehr on 8 August 1914, he was posted to the 4th Company 8th Sea Group. Transferred to the 8th Company, 3rd Seaman’s Regiment on 5 November 1914, he served with that unit until 3 June 1917. With them he served in operations on the Yser, 3-28 December 1914 and 25 March-16 April 1915; the battle of Ypres, 24 April-24 May 1915; operations near the Yser, 26 May 1915-2 June 1917, being wounded near Ypres on 8 August 1915. Serving with the 8th Company, II Seaman’s Division, 3 June 1917-28 November 1918, he took part in the German Spring Offensive in March 1918, the fighting retreat and the defence of the Wotan Line in August 1918 and Flandern Line in September 1918. He was appointed Bootsmannsmaat (P.O.) on 21 February 1916, and to Steurmannsmaat on 18 July 1917. For his war services he was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class (1916) and Wound Badge. Steurmannsmaat Haarmann was demobilised by the ‘Soldiers & Workers Council’ at Rustringen on 28 November 1918 Important: Sold together with the recipient’s original Militärpak (military booklet) confirming all of the above details, and including a fine portrait photograph of the recipient, dating between the wars, wearing his China Medal (without clasp) and L.S. Bar. Also sold with associated riband bar for those latter two medals, and a couple of old medal mounting bars, without ribands from which the group was presumably mounted in the past. Ribands are all contemporary but in some instances now fragmentary Condition: GVF
A rare documented inter-war 'Southern Kurdistan 1931' campaign group of 6: Flight Sergeant John Grant, Royal Air Force - 1939-1945 Star - Africa Star - Defence Medal - War Medal. With 'Mention-in-Despatches' (M.I.D.) Oakleaf emblem on riband - Royal Air Force LS&GC Medal. GVI first issue (351778 Sgt. J. Grant. R.A.F.) - Iraq: Active Service Medal 1928 with clasp in Arabic 'Southern Kurdistan 1931' Important: Sold together with the recipients original Royal Air Force Certificate of Service, which confirms the award of the Iraq Active Service Medal, all other medals and the 'Mention-in-Despatches' (this last was published in the London Gazette of 1 January 1946). Flight Sergeant John Grant was born on 12 April 1903;. He first joined the Royal Air Force on 12 May 1922 taking his discharge on 7 April 1953. Between 1948-1953, as a member of the Medical Branch, his duties included those of 'flight nursing attendant in casualty air evacuation aircraft, accepting responsibility for patients while in flight' etc. Medals mounted 'court-style' for display Condition: GVF
A rare double gallantry medal combination group of 6: Major Hugh Voce Bradford, M.C., D.C.M., Royal Artillery, late Royal Garrison Artillery and Metropolitan Police - Military Cross. GV (Lieut: (Act. Major) H.V. Bradford, D.C.M. Royal Garrison Artillery.) - DCM. GV 1st issue (18686 Sjt: H.V. Bradford. 23 / Sg: Bty: R.G.A.) - 1914-15 Star (18686 Sjt: H.V. Bradford. R.G.A.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Major. H.V. Bradford.) - Interallied Victory Medal (Major. H.V. Bradford.) - Coronation Medal 1937 Note: The medals have been plated The decorations and medals all confirmed as entitled per below following sources; - MC: London Gazette 1 January 1919 - DCM: London Gazette 11 March 1916 - 1914-1915 Star trio: Reference recipients Medal Index Card - 1937 Coronation Medal (reference the respective medal roll) shown as Major R.A. The published citation for the award of the D.C.M. is shown as under; Quote, "On no less than 11 separate occasions, he went out under heavy shell fire and repaired battery telephone wires, displaying great skill and bravery in the performance of his duty." Hugh Voce Bradford, son of Thomas and Henrietta Bradford was a native of Notting Hill, London, England, where he was born on .22 February 1886. His father was described as a ‘Conductor’ (presumably with military service in India?). Hugh subsequently joined the British Army, and was serving with the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Bombardier, when he married Beatrice Christiana Willlis (the daughter of an Army Pensioner) at St. John’s Wood, London, on 10 September 1911. Hugh appears to have taken his discharge from the British Army sometime shortly after his marriage, as he was recalled as a ‘Reservist’ to the Army after the outbreak of the Great War, at which time he is recorded as having been a Police Constable serving with the Metropolitan Police. Hugh had joined the Metropolitan Police (Warrant 102503) as a Constable on 17 March 1913 Hugh first entered theatre of war ‘France’ on 20 August 1915, at which time he held the rank of Sergeant. By the time the Great War ended he had been commissioned, and was holding the rank of Major in the field, as well as a brace of decorations, viz the Military Cross (awarded while serving as Acting Major with 137 Siege Battery R.G.A.) and Distinguished Conduct Medal (awarded while serving as Sergeant with 23 Siege Battery R.G.A.) After the end of the Great War, Hugh Bradford returned to London and resumed his career with the Metropolitan Police. At the time he took his retirement form the Metrpolitan Police on 19 March 1939, he was holding the rank of Inspector, and was serving with V Division Reference the article ‘Military Cross / Distinguished Conduct Medal Combinations to the Royal Artillery During The Great War’ (Orders and Medals Research Journal, December 2008). It is estimated that although 3574 x Military Crosses and 2764 x DCM’s were awarded to men of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, only 22 x men were ever awarded both the Military Cross and Distinguished Conduct Medal – of which only six such combinations were awarded to men of the Royal Garrison Artillery Hugh Voce Bradford, resident of 39 Ellerman Avenue, Whitton, Twickenham, Middlesex, England, is recorded to have died on 13 December 1956 The group has been court-mounted for display. The reverse of the mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Provenance: Haywards ‘Gazette’ No 3 of October 1974, item No 445 Condition: Plated otherwise mostly about EF
A rare Indian Army Officer 'Died of Wounds' at 'Keren' campaign medal group of 6: Major Charles Lyons Mervyn Voules, 3rd Battalion Mahratta Light Infantry, late 10/5th Mahratta Light Infantry, Indian Army - IGSM 1908. 'Af NWF.1919' 'Waz 19-21' 'Waz 21-24' (Lt. C. L. M. Voles, 110 M.L. Infy.) - GSM 1918. GV & clasp 'Southern Desert, Iraq' (Capt. C. L. M. Voules, 10-5-Mahratta L.I.) - The 1939-45 Star - The Africa Star - Defence Medal - War Medal Important: Major Voules (note the error in his surname on the IGS 1908, as issued) is confirmed as having 'Died-of-Wounds' at 'Keren' on 17 March 1941 Note: The GSM medal thus named is a regimentally unique medal to a British Officer of the 10th Battalion 5th Mahratta Light Infantry. This rare award of the medal and clasp for 'Southern Desert Iraq' to an Indian Army Officer is confirmed in the respective campaign medal roll of 3rd Battalion 5th Mahratta Light Infantry (ref WO 100/G27/437), which shows that only 31 X 'Southern Desert Iraq' clasps were awarded to all-ranks of 3/5 M.L.I., of which only 2 were to attached men from 10/5 M.l.I, the latter being Cahrles Voules, and his servant Motilal were to British Officers. The medals and clasps were issued to Captain Voules and the others on 30 May 1930 Charles Lyons Mervyn Voules the son of Mervyn Frank and Julia Mary Voules was born on 25 January 1900 and was first commissioned on 15 April 1919. He was promoted to Captain in April 1925. Served in the Third Afghan War 1919 and in operations in Waziristan 1919-24. In 1928 he served in the operations against the Akhwan in the Southern Desert, Iraq - this was principally a Royal Air Force Operation and Voules was one of just a small number of non-R.A.F. personnel to be awarded the General Service Medal. On his death in 1941, Major Voules left behind his widowed wife, Leily de Lisle Voules, who was residing at Middleton-on-Sea, Sussex, England A unique British Officer of the Indian Army multi-medal casualty group, to a recipient who lost his life during the hard fight of the first major British land battle victory of the Second World War Condition: Mostly GVF
A rare late Victorian era campaign pair to the British Army: Private William Carter, 1st Battalion Princess of Wales Own Yorkshire Regiment, late 2nd Battalion Princess of Wales Own Yorkshire Regiment - IGS 1854. 'Kachin Hills 1892-93' (2247 Pte. W. Carter, 2nd Bn. P.W.O. Yorkshire Regt.) - QSA. 6 x clasps 'CC' 'OFS' 'Joh' 'DH' 'Belfast' (2247 Pte. W. Carter, York. Regt.) Important: Medals and clasps confirmed entitled on the respective medal rolls; Reference WO 100/21B compiled at Cawnpore, India on 8 July 1903 - this clasp was only authorised on 9 January 1903, and WO 100/178 for the QSA. In addition the recipient was also entitled to a KSA medal with 2 x clasps reference WO 100/326 Note: Reference 'British Battles & Medals (7th Edition 2006)' it is estimated that only 112 x clasps werre awarded to 'All-Ranks' of the 2nd Battalion Princess of Wales Yorkshire Regiment (more popularly known as the 'Green Howards') - the only British Infantry deployed for service in this campaign David Thompson was a native of Bedale, Yorkshire, England, where he was born circa 1866. He was aged 21 years, and by 'Trade' a 'Labourer' when he attested for 'Short Service' with the British Army at Richmond, Yorkshire, on 7 October 1887. Prior to enlistment he also cited prior military experience with the local 4th Volunteer Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment. David served a total of 2 years 296 in India and another 2 years 159 days in Upper Burma including campaign service during the Kachin Hills campaign of 1892-93. Placed on the Army Reserve on 5 March 1895, he was subsequently recalled to the colours for the South African War, serving overseas during that conflict between 7 March 1900 to 6 September 1902 for which services he qualified for the QSA medal with 5 clasps and KSA with 2 clasps Sold together with hard copies of the IGS / QSA medal roll entry pages and copy set of the recipients service papers A rare campaign pair to the British Army - and a desirable pair to the 'Green Howards' Condition: Loose suspenders and both with edge bruising and contact marks otherwise about VF
A rare multi-clasp Khedives Sudan 1910 medal in multi-decoration group of 8: Colonel Colin Cassidy, MC, Royal Army Medical Corps late Egyptian Army - Military Cross. GV issue - 1914-5 Star (Capt. C. Cassidy, R.A.M.C.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Major C. Cassidy.) - Interallied Victory Medal with MID Oakleaves emblem (Major C. Cassidy.) - Defence Medal - War Medal - Khedives Sudan Medal 1910. 1st type & 3 clasps 'S.Kordofan 1910' 'Darfur 1916' 'Fasher' - Turkey: Order of Medjidieh. Breast badge - Egypt: Order of the Nile (Lattes marks) Note: Sold together with a scarce collection of original award documents including certificates for the foreign awards, 3 x original MID certificates (including 2 x 'rare' issues from 'The Sirdar' of the Anglo-Egyptain Sudan, and the licence to wear the Egyptian award The numerous orders, decorations and mentions conferred upon Colin Cassidy were all published as under; - Military Cross: London Gazette 1 January 1917 - Mention-in-Despatches: London Gazette 11 December 1915 - Mention-in-Despatches: London Gazette 8 August 1916 - Mention-in-Despatches: London Gazette 26 January 1919 - Order of Medjidieh: London Gazette 21 April 1914 - Order of the Nile: London Gazette 8 April 1919 Important: The recipients entitlement to Great War campaign medals and clasp all confirmed on his respective Medal Index Card, wherein it is clearly noted that clasps 'only' for Darfur 1916 and Fasher were to be forwarded to the recipient - indicative of his earlier pre-war qualification for the Khedives Sudan Medal 1910 with 'S. Kordofan 1910' clasp. While the medal roll clasp for 'S. Kordofan 1910' is not extant - or at least not traceable - at The National Archives, the medal roll for the other clasps is extant (ref WO 100/407) and is annotated to show that the recipient was already holding the 1910 Sudan Medal (clasp unspecified) when the roll for the latter clasps was compiled, and again with note opposite his name 'In possession of Medal'! Other primary sources confirm that Cassidy was present in Kordofan in 1910, and the secondary biographical source 'Soldiers of the Nile: Biographical History of the British Officers of the Egyptian Army, 1882-1925' (h. Keown-Boyd, 1996) also includes reference to Cassidy's entitlement to the earlier 'S. Kordofan 1910' clasp Colonel Colin Cassidy was born at Lancaster, England, on 22 May 1882. MRCS Eng LRCP Lond 1907 (Camb & St.Geo). Lieutenant 28.1.1907 and seconded 31.12.1907 (Guy's); Captain 28.7.1910; Major 28.1.1919. Retired Pay 1.12.1923. Ceased Reserve of Officers 30.3.1926; Rejoined 2.10.1939; Acting Lieutenant Colonel 16.10.1944; Temporary Lieutenant Colonel 16.1.1945. Reverted to Retired Pay 26.3.1947. He was seconded to the Egyptian Army 1909-19; served at Gallipoli 1915-16; Egyptian Expeditionary Force 1916-18, Assistant Adjutant General HQ Egyptian Army 1917. Colonel Cassidy of 55 Rivermead Court, Hurlingham, London S.W.6. and of Army & Navy Club, Pall Mall, London S.W.1., is recorded as having died on 3 September 1955, at Dee Valley Nursing Home, Ballater, Aberdeenshire. At the time of his death he left effects of the value of just over GBP 2821 to his widow Cara Averil Cassidy The medals are mounted in the swing-style. The mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings A rare and desirable Khedives Sudan 1910 multi-clasp medal group Condition: Mostly GVF
A rare named Assistant Chief Constable's multi-clasp long service medal in a miniature medal group of 6: Assistant Chief Constable William Egerton Glover, M.B.E., Liverpool City Police Force - Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil). 1st type bon 2nd type riband - Serving Brother of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. Silver gilt & enamel - Defence Medal - 1935 Jubilee Medal - 1937 Coronation Medal - Liverpool Police Good Service (William Egerton Glover M.B.E. Asst Chief Constable) Important: The awards of the MBE and Order of St. John being confirmed as published in the London Gazette issues of; - M.B.E.: LG 3 June 1925 - St.John: LG 26 June 1934 The Jubilee and Coronation Medals both confirmed as entitled per the respective commemorative medal rolls for United Kingdom allocations. The recipient was awarded 3 x clasps to his Liverpool City Police Good Service Medal, these being for over 30, 35 and 40 years respectively William Egerton Glover was born on 31 July 1884 at Elsack, Yorkshire, England, and baptised shortly thereafter on 3 September 1884, in the district of St Peter, Everton, Liverpool - his father being a local School Master. In 1900, William accepted an appointment as Clerk at Liverpool City Police Headquarters, and in 1905 joined the Liverpool, City Police as a Police Constable. William went to serve with the Liverpool City Police through to 1946, in which year as Assistant Chief Constable he took his retirement from the force. At the time of his retirement, William was the longest serving member of the Liverpool City Police Force, which in 1946 numbered an estimated 1750 members. After retirement William Glover and his family relocated to Croyden, Surrey, where on 21 December 1967, he died at his home in Bushey Road, Shirley, Croyden, Surrey The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The reverse of the mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings. All contained in a plush miniature medal carrying case by 'Spink and Son Ltd 17 & 19 Piccadilly W' Note: Only the 6 x miniature medals (and carrying case) above described are here being offered for sale in this item description. The attached illustrations of the full-size medals are only here supplied for reference & provenance purposes, and are not included in the sale price, albeit we will forward copies of the illustrations to the buyer for their reference Condition: GVF
A rare Naval campaign group of 9 to a survivor of the sinking of H.M.S. Natal in 1916: Master-at-Arms Robert Manton, Royal Navy - Queens South Africa Medal. Silver issue with no clasp (R. Manton. A.B. H.M.S. Thrush) - AGS Medal 1902. 'Aro 1901-02' (171781 P.O. 2nd Cl: R. Manton. H.M.S. Thrush) - 1914-15 Star (171781 R. Manton M.A.A. R.N.), - British War Medal. Silver issue (171781 R. Manton M.A.A. R.N.), - Interallied Victory Medal (171781 R. Manton M.A.A. R.N.), - Naval LS&GC Medal. GV first type (171781 Robert Manton. M.A.A. H.M.S. Natal) Note: The first 5 medals correctly named in the typical 'sans serif' impressed style common to the Royal Navy for those campaign issues. The LSGC named in the atypical 'serif' impressed style common to the Royal Navy for LSGC conduct medals issued circa 1912-1918 Sold together with 3 x official 'unmarked' duplicate medals as under; - QSA Medal. Silver issue with no clasp (171781 R. Manton. A.B. H.M.S. Thrush) - AGS Medal 1902. 'Aro 1901-02' (171781 P.O. 2nd Cl. R. Manton. H.M.S. Thrush) - Naval LS&GC. GV issue first type (171781 Robert Manton. M.A.A. H.M.S. Natal) Note: All three 'duplicates' are correctly named in the 'serif' impressed style common on Royal Navy medals issued in period circa 1912-1918. None are marked duplicate as the practice of marking duplicate medals only started sometime circa 1948 Important: Only an estimated 47 x 'Aro 1901-02' clasps were awarded to men of the Royal Navy (all named to H.M.S. Thrush). The crew of the South Nigeria Ship 'Jackdaw' also earned the clasp Robert Manton a native of Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, was born on 3 August 1877. He joined the Royal Navy on 3 August 1895 aged 18 years, and served continuously through to April 1919 at which time he took his discharge. All medals and clasps are confirmed on the respective medal rolls - the Naval Long Service Medal being issued to him on 15 January 1914. His service sheet confirms that he was a member of the crew of the Armoutred Cruiser H.M.S. Natal between 6 March 1913 - 20 January 1916, and would thus have been present at Cromarty Firth and been a survivor of the sinking of the ship that submerged within five minutes of suffering an explosion on 30 January 1915. An estimated 404 Naval personnel - more then half of the ships complement - were killed on that fateful occasion. As the medal rolls show that duplicates of the QSA/AGS were claimed/issued in 1916 it is reasonable to assume that the recipients original QSA/AGS medals were - for a period - lost together with the rest of the recipients kit when the ship sunk. If so, then subsequent salvage work on the sunken vessel presumably resulted in the finding and return of the lost originals at a later date Sold together with copy of the recipients service sheet and QSA/AGS medal rolls Condition: The original QSA/AGS VF all others EF
A rare on market Arab recipients Palestine campaign group of 4: 2372 Trooper, Transjordanian Frontier Force - Jordan: Order of Istiqlal (Ouisam Al Istiqlal), Riband only - Jordan: Palestine Active Service Medal - General Service Medal 1918. GVI first type & clasp 'Palestine' (2372 Tpr. T.J.F.F.) - Defence Medal - War Medal Important: The recipients entitlement to the GSM and clasp is confirmed on the respective medal roll (ref WO 100/510 page 19) wherein he is shown as holding the rank of 'Jundi' in the Transjordanian Frontier Force Note: The Order of Istiqlal was awarded in 5 classes and in addition also had a medal for award to junior officials and members of the uniformed services Basis the presence of the riband of the Order of Istral (which also had a Medal of the Order) it is quite likely that the recipient was subsequently promoted and further entitled to the clasp 'Palestine 1945-48'. As numbers were allocated sequentially from the Muster Roll of the TJFF, 'if' the recipient was later promoted and entitled to a further clasp, then it would be possible to positively identify the recipient from the TJFF 'Palestine 1945-48' campaign medal roll at The National Archives'. However, this would require access to the hard copy roll, and not the on-line resource, basis the latter's limitiations due to poor photography which has blocked out, or at best clipped the 'unique' numbers of junior officers and NCO's who are listed immediately adjacent to the left hand margins on scanned medal rolls The medals mounted suspended from contmeporary silk ribands, and alsmost certainly 'as-worn' by the Arab recipient. The mounting brooch being stiched in red cloth and retaining the original brass hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: VF and better
A rare pair of British North Borneo Company campaign medals to a Sikh soldier: Lance Corporal Sunder Singh, British North Borneo Company - North Borneo Co 1897. Bronze 'Punitive Expedition' (Sunder Singh 291 Lance Corporal) - North Borneo Co Medal 1898. Bronze 'Tambunan' (291 Lance Corporal Sunder Singh) Note: Both medals officially named in the attractive distinctive engraved stles unique to these medals A most desirable pair, the moreso considering the excellent condition of both medals Condition: About EF
A rare pair of Municpal Police Coronation and Good Service Medals: Constable Thomas Kennedy, Liverpool City Police - 1911 Coronation. County & Borough Police (Thomas Kennedy. P.C. 179A. Liverpool) - Liverpool City Police Good Service. Bronze with clasp (P.C. 179A Thomas Kennedy.) Important: The Good Service Medal with integral top brooch buckle was presented by 'The Watch Committee' on 9 March 1908, the clasp on the medal being 'Service Over 30 Years'. The naming on the Coronation Medal being the typical contemporary engraved style seen on 1911 medals issued to the Liverpool City Police. The Coronation medal fitted with a brooch bar, and as-worn by the recipient, the mounting bar retaining it's original pin and clasp fittings Thomas Kennedy, a Scotsman, was a native of Dumfries, Scotland, where he had been born circa 1855. Thomas appears in 1901 and 1911 National Census records, which show that he was a serving Police Consable throughout and that in the latter year was residing with his family comprising wife and four children at 170 Upper Warwick Street, Toxteth, Liverpool Note: The Great War medals and Memorial Plaque to the recipients son, who served with the Liverpool Scottish, is being sold separately on this website Condition: GVF and better
A rare Pipers Afghanistan and Egypt campaign group of 4: Piper Wilson Scott, 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders late 72nd Highlanders - Afghan 1880. 'Peiwar Kotal' 'Charasia' 'Kabul' 'Kandahar' (1427 Piper W.Scott 72nd Highrs) - Kabul to Kandahar Star (1427 Piper W. Scott. 72nd Highlanders) - Egypt Medal 1882. Dated 1882 'Tel-el-Kebir' (1427 Piper. W. Scott. 1/S**: Highrs.) - Egypt: Khedives Egypt Star. Obverse dated 1882 (1427 Piper W. Scott. 1/Sea: Hrs.) Important: The Khedives 1882 Star is engraved in the usual neat regimental style for this regiment, and all four campaign medals named to the appointment of 'Piper', and rare thus Note: The single letter 'E' in Piper on the Kabul to Kandahar Star has been overstruck. ** on two letters only of regiment name on the Egypt Medal denotes letters worn through contact wear All medals, clasps and regimental numbers confirmed in the respective medals rolls, and the only medals the recipient was entitled to Reference 'Pipers of the Highland Regiments 1854-1902' (R.H. Crawford), No 1427 Piper Wilson Scott, is shown as having served with 'E' Company, 72nd Highlanders in India and Afhanistan during the 1870's-1880's. He was stationed for a period in Sialkot in 1878, and was present at all the battalion's principal engagements in Afghanistan and Egypt 1878-1882. He was stationed at Parkhurst, Isle of Wight during 1883-1884, and promoted to Lance-Corporal on 4 September 1884. He is last recorded as serving with the regiment at Beggars Bush Barracks, Dublin, Ireland, in 1889 A search of the Scottish Census Records for the period 1851 - 1871 returns only one person named 'Wilson Scott' resident in Scotland in the period 1851-1891. The person reported appears in the 1861 census and then that for 1891, but does not appear in those of 1871 or 1881, the ommission in the 1870's and 1880's, being an indication that he was a serving member of the British Army serving overseas, and hence a likely candidate to be one and same as Piper Wilson Scott (the 72nd Highlanders served in Ireland 1868-1871, and from 1871-1882 were overseas in India, Afghanistan and latterly Egypt). The 1851 census records for the town of Jedburgh shows that Wilson Scott was born about 1850, in Bougedward, Roxburghshire, Scotland, and was the son of William Scott and Elizabeth Wilson. By 1861, the family (less the father) had moved to Crailing near Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, where they resided in a Servants Cottage. He does not appear in the 1871, or 1881 Scottish census, and next appears in the census for 1891, wherein he is recorded as being 'Head of House' with a wife and daughter, residing at, 4, Lyne Street, Edinburgh (South Leith), Midlothian, where he held the occupation of 'Brewer's Cellar-Man'. He does not appear in the 1901 census or thereafter Condition: Pitting and contact wear on the silver campaign medals those about GF the stars better
A rare Pipers Afghanistan, Egypt campaign and long service group of 5: Piper Alexander McLennan, 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders late 72nd Highlanders - Afghanistan 1880. 'Charasia' 'Kabul' 'Kandahar' (1750 Pi**r, A. M'Lennan, 72*d H**hrs) - Kabul to Kandahar Star (1750 Piper, A. McLennan, 72nd Highlanders) - Egypt Medal 1882. Dated 1882 'Tel-el-Kebir' (175* ***er A. McLennan. **** Highrs.) - Military LS&GC Medal. Victorian issue (1750 Pi**r A. McLennan. S** ***hrs) - Egypt: Khedives Egypt Star. Obverse dated 1882 (Pte A. McLennan 1/Sea: Hrs.) Note: Important: Contact wear from stars has typically worn the naming on the silver medals, those letters that have been affected as rubbed or not very clear are indicated by *. The Khedives 1882 Star is engraved in the usual neat regimental style for this regiment Important: All the campaign medals and clasps confirmed and enumerated in the recipients service papers, a copy of which will accompany the medals. Provenance: Spink 30 November 2004 Alexander McLennan was a native of Inverness, Scotland where he was born circa 1850. He was the son of Alexander McLennan of Muckle, Easter Ross, Ross-shire. When he attested for the British Army at Aberdeen on 30 November 1869, he described himself as being 19 years of age and by 'Trade' had been a 'Ploughman'. On enlistment he was posted to the 71st (Highland Light Infantry), however after only 244 days service with the 71st he transferred regiments joining the 72nd Highlanders on 1 August 1869. Alexander remained with this regiment (in 1881 it was retitled 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders) for the rest of his long and distinguished military career. Overseas service beckoned firstly in the East Indies, where he served for 11 years 162 days. During his time in India he was appointed 'Piper' on 5 June 1878 (reference 'Pipers of the Highland Regiments 1854-1902' (R. H. Crawford, 2009) the author shows that on after his appointment Piper McLennan served as a Piper with "G" Company, and in addition also qualified at 'Musketery' while in India). Piper McLennan served throughout the Afghanistan War, including the 310 mile forced march between Kabul to Kandahar in 1880. Further active service took Piper McLennan to Egypt, where he served for 92 days between 2 August 1882 to 1 November 1882, including being present athe the famous battle of 'Tel-el-Kebir'. He was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal per Army Order of 1 April 1888. In total Alexander had served for 21 years and 4 days by the time he took his final discharge from the British Army on 3 December 1890. Evidently considered a model Highlkand soldier, at the time of discharge he had earned no less than 5 medals and his military conduct and charcater were described as 'Exemplary'. During his military service Alxander had married Clarissa Groves at Newport, on 25 June 1884, and with whom he had three children, a son Alaxander born on 18 September 1886 and a daughter Clarissa Fanny born on 11 March 1890, a third child a son Frederick Thomas is shon on his service record as being decesaded by the time of his discharge The medals mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient. The medals suspended from old silk ribands on a mounting bar, this latter retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Sold together with hard-copy set of recipients service papers, and a copied photgraph of the recipient wearing four of his medals and in addition having marksman's badge on his left tunic sleeve above his three good conduct stripes, this from the Regimental Archives of 'The Highlanders' held at Fort George, Scotland A magnificent campaign and long service group to the Seaforth Highlanders. Condition: Typical (for a Piper) pitting and contact wear on the silver medals these toned F-GF the campaign stars better
A rare Royal Flying Corps Sudan 1910 campaign medal group of 4: Corporal T. Dempster, Royal Air Force, late Royal Flying Corps - 1914-15 Star (3185 Cpl. T. Dempster, R.F.C.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (3185 Cpl. T. Dempster, R.A.F) - Interallied Victory Medal (3185 Cpl. T. Dempster, R.A.F) - Egypt: Khedives Sudan 1910. Silver type II, no clasp (3185 Cpl. T. Dempster, R.F.C.) Important: The Khedives Sudan medal is officially impressed as issued to other-ranks of the Royal Flying Corps. All medals including the Sudan 1910 confirmed as his the recipients full medal entitlement on his respective Medal Index Card An estimated 59 Khedives Sudan 1910 Medals were awarded to R.F.C. personnel, 36 of them without clasp and three of them to Corporals Dempster enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps as a Rigger (Aero) in January 1915. He first entered a theatre of war, the 'Balkans' on 7 December 1915. His confirmed entitlement to the Khedive’s Sudan 1910 Medal, without clasp, would have stemmed from service around the time of the Darfur operation in 1916, when No. 17 Squadron and other elements of the R.F.C. were deployed in the region with the Western Frontier Force at Rahad. Dempster was re-mustered as Corporal (Tech.) in the newly established Royal Air Force in April 1918 Sold together with copy Medal index Card and some other notes Condition: GVF
A rare Royal Indian Naval Volunteer Reserve \'Persian Gulf\' Mention-in-Despatches group of 8: Lieutenant-Commander Henry Ellis Passmore-Edwards, Royal Indian Naval Volunteer Reserve, late Surma Valley Light Horse (Auxiliary Force India) - British War Medal (MID. H. Passmore-Edward. R.N.) - Inter-Allied Victory Medal (MID. H. Passmore-Edward. R.N.) - 1939-45 Star - Burma Star - Defence Medal - War Medal. With original MID oakleaf emblem on riband - 1935 Jubilee Medal - Efficiency Medal. GV \'India\' & extra service bar (Sjt. H.E.P. Edwards, Surma V.L.H. A.F.I.) Henry Ellis Passmore-Ewas born in the parish of St.Pancras, London, England, on 26 May 1900. He was the twin brother of John Walter \'Jack\' Passmore-Edwards, both of whom served in the Royal Navy as Midshipmen in the Great War and both who earned \'Burma Stars\' in the Secodn World War. \'Henry\' served in the \'North Sea\' in 1917, and in the Black Sea between 1918-1920. This latter information is confirmed by the presence in the companion set of miniature medals - illustrated here for reference only but available for sale separately under the miniature medals section - wherein the British War Medal is fitted with two of the approved but never subsequently issued campaign clasps that had been intended for issue to Naval personnel. As Officer \'In Command\' of H.M.I.S. \'Lawrence\' he was Mentioned-in-Despatches (London Gazette 10 March 1942) for his services during \'Operation Countenance\' that resulted in the British capture of the Abadan Oil Refinery, Kaft-i-Khel Oil Fields and Bandar Shapur in 1941 The group professionally court-mounted by Spink and \'mounted-as-worn\'. The mounting brooch retainign the long stout hinged brass pin and casp fitting Condition: GVF
A rare South African War Tribute Medal in a group of 4, awarded to a Great War ‘Vimy Ridge’ casualty, together with associated memorial plaque & Memorial Cross: Corporal James Mills 1st Canadian (Western Ontario) Infantry Battalion, C.E.F. - QSA Medal. With 3 x clasps (6954 Pte. J. Mills, Vol: Coy. K.O.Sco.Bord:) - British War Medal. Silver issue (201647 L.Cpl. J. Mills. 1-Can.Inf.) - Interallied Victory Medal (201647 L.Cpl. J. Mills. 1-Can.Inf.) - Galashiels: South African War Tribute Medal. H/M gold and reverse named The Galashiels medal is not recorded in Hibbard. The medal is in 9ct hallmarked gold. and fitted with a 120mm yellow metal chain, possibly gold but not h/m. The medal dimensions are approx 42mm long, and 32mm wide. Obverse: Representation of the Coat of Arms of Galashiels, Scotland, representing two foxes beneath a fruit laden plum tree. Reverse: Finely engraved on 9 x lines ‘South African War-Presented By-The Inhabitants of Galashiels-To-Private James Mills-On His Return- From the Front-November 1900’ Sold together with; - Memorial Plaque (James Mills) - Canada: Memorial Cross. GV (201647 Pte. J. Mills.) in gilt-tooled case of issue - Studio portrait of C.E.F. infantryman (studio in Hamilton, Ontario) Important: James Mills, is confirmed as having ‘Died-of-Wounds’ on 11 April 1917, a casualty of the Battle of Vimy Ridge James Mills, was a native of Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland, where he was born on 3 August 1875. His family resided at 1 Stanley Street, Galashiels. By trade a ‘Mill-Worker’, he was 24 years and 4 months of age – and already a serving member of the 1st Roxburgh and Selkirk Rifle Volunteer Corps, when on 10 January 1900, he volunteered at Galashiels, for a ‘Short Service’ engagement of 1 year with The Colours. James subsequently served overseas in South Africa (February to November 1900) with the 1st Volunteer Service Coy K.O.S.B., attached to 1st Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers (his QSA medal and clasps are confirmed on the respective campaign medal roll, reference WO 100/182 compiled and dated Berwick-upon-Tweed 31 May 1901) On his return home to Galashiels, James is one of only 6 x men recorded to have been awarded a ‘Tribute’ medal from the town of Galashiels at a special gala ‘Welcome Home Supper’ held at the Volunteer Hall, Galashiels on 6 November 1900. The local newspaper The Southern Reporter’ issue of 13 December 1900, recorded the event – attended by 400 gentlemen - and the presentation of the tribute medals in some considerable detail James Mills migrated to Canada sometime before the Great War, and was described as a ‘Wool Spinner’ when he enlisted for the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 20 October 1915. At time of his enlistment in the C.E.F., he was 40 years of age and described as being a married man, his wife Margaret Mills residing in Cambellford, Ontario. James Mills, was first posted to the 95th Battalion C.E.F. and embarked with that unit for overseas service to England, where he arrived on 8 June 1916. He was later taken on strength of the 1st Battalion (Western Ontario) C.E.F. when he landed in France on 28 September 1916 On 11 April 1917, Lance Corporal James Mills ‘Died-of-Wounds’ that he had received at Vimy Ridge. His body is now interred at the CWGC Lapugnoy, France Sold with photocopied Canadian Exepditionary Force service papers The Great War medals almost uncirculated Condition: The group GVF and better
A rare to Colony of 'Jamaica' Volunteer Commanding Officers long service pair: Colonel Herbert M. Burke, Kingston Infantry Volunteers, late Jamaica Militia Infantry - Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers Decoration. GV (Major H M. Burke, Kingston Infantry Volunteers) - Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal. EDVII issue (un-named as issued) Note: The CAFD fitted integral top brooch bar and with London hallmarks for 1919 on reverse. The brooch bar complete with reverse hinged pin and clasp as originally issued. The CAFLSM fitted with silk issue riband and suspended from an old Spink & Son, London, brooch bar this also retaining the original hinged pin and clasp fittings Important: Both awards confirmed as issued. The CAFLSM being published in the Jamaica Gazette of 25 January 1906. While notice of award of the CAFD was published on the front-page of the Jamaican daily newspaper 'The Gleaner' issue of 18 November 1920, as under; Quote, The Latest News about 'Island's' Public Service Lieut-Colonel H.M. Burke has bene awarded the Volunteer Decoration Lieut.Col H.M. Burke has bene awarded the Volunteer Decoration. This honour has bene conferred on Lieut-Col Burke for meritorious services Unquote. Reference the respective books by J.M.A. Tamplin on the Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal (1984) and that for the Colonial Auxiliary Forces' Decoration (1981), the author was able to trace/record the below following numbers of awards - which are not absolute - to the volunteers of Jamaica; - CAFD: 4 (not including then Major Burke, but including another officer not found listed in the JamaicaGazette -CAFLSM: 47 x and 1 replacement, of which only 8 including that to then Captain H.M. Burke of Jamiaca Militia Infantry were EDVII issue) Whatever the true number of awards to the Jamaican Volunteers, it is evident that 'all' awards to Jamaican volunteer units are very rare on the market In 1906, the Jamaican Militia was disbanded. In it's place to continue the tradition of local volunteering, some of the former members of the Militia formed themselves into the 'St Andrew Rifle Corps' which on the outbreak of the Great War in 1914 was re-embodied as the Kingston Infantry Volunteers, Jamaica Local Forces. In 1939 the unit was re-titled Jamaica Infantry Volunteers, and shortly thereafter as The Jamaica Battalion, North Caribbean Force, becomign the Jamaica Infantry Battalion in 1944. In 1951 the unit was retitled the Jamaica Regiment The Jamaican daily newspaper 'The Gleaner' has scores of articles and photographs apertaining to Leutenant-Colonel Burke, who was a well known public figure in Jamaica. Including below; Issue of 30 March 1940; Quote, A Veteran Lieutenant-Colonel H. M. Burke retires today form the position of Manager and Secretary of the Jamaica Co-Operative Insurance Company, with which he has been connected for the last thrty-eight years. He remains associated with the institution with which he has been identified for more then a generation. He has been elected a member of its Board of Directors, hence he will still play a apart in the affirs of the society. Thirty eight years is a long period of time, yet they represent only a part, though a considerable part, of Colonel Burke's association with business in this country. For twenty-two years he was assistant to the Secretary of the Jamaica Mutual Life Assurance Society; he joined the Jamaica Mutual as a lad, he left it as an expereinced man who had earned a splendid reputation; today he lays down the burden of office, having completed sixty years of active service as a worker - here is a veteran if ever there was one, who can look back upon his past with pride and may honestly feel that he has won the high regard of all Jamaica. He is himself a Jamaican. Of English parentage, he was born in this island and went out at the early age of fourteen to make his way in the world. That he possessed ability, persistent character, is demonstrated by the cirumstance that for sixty years with local insurance business and never at any time looked back.. For a long while too he was known to the Jamaica public an enthusiastic member of the Jamaica Infantry Militia, and as one of the crack shots of Jamaica. When the Militia was disbanded in 1906 he held the rank of Captain: but that was no fancy commission, for in 1885, he had been but a Corporal in the Miitia. This man indeed seems to have had a talent for beginning at the bottom and winding to the top through real merit: and this was admitted by everyone when, during the last war, he was appointed to command the Kingston Infantry Volunteers with the rank of Major, retiring in 1920. As a Lieutenant-Colonel he had been awarded the Volunteer Decoration for Colonial Officers who had long and meritorious service. He had been one of the founders of the Kingston Cricket Club and the Kingston Polo Club; he had taken part in other unrenumerated public activities for many years before he decided to retire from the position of Manager of the Jamaica Co-operative, and he has never been forgotten inspite of the passage of time. He has always remained an energetic and helpful figure in our midst, gazing perhaps at the past with wistful eyes but also hoping that the future would find a better and improved Jamaica. He has seen many changes in this country. He has witnessed the old order irrevocably yielding place to the new. It may be that he himself has not very clearly recognised that his own career has in its way helped to bring about these inevitable changes: yet it is certain that the success of the Jamaica lad of fourteen in all that he undertook to do, who retires today after sixty years of varied endeavour, has helped to prove that many a man Jamaica-born possesses sterling qualities of character and undeniable capacity. We hail him as a veteran, while also feeling proud that he is a friend. We hope and believe that he has many more years of life. We know that those years will not be spent in idleness and can never be consumed in regrets. Unquote. Elsewhere in the same issue of the same date, was given; Quote, Served with Local Forces Reference to Col Burke's connection with the two progressive careers, each of which was promoted by Jamaican interests would not be complete without mention of his association with the local forces of the colony. He obtained a Subalterns commission in the then Infantry Militia and appointed to command of of "A" Company. For years he was one of the crack shots of that company with his name appearing in the team which took first place on many occasions in the annual competition for the Blake Challenge Shield. The Infantry Militia ceased to exist on the score of economy; but at a later date the infantry volunteers was , Major Burke took over the command. After the allotted period of service as Officer Commanding he went on the Reserve List with the Honorary Rank of Lieut.Col Unquote. Provenance: DNW June 2012 from the Collection of medals apertaining to Jamaica, formerly belonging to the Jamaican collector Raymond A. Brandon. The medals being sold, as 2 x separate lots, and like the majority of medals from that collection, offered without any research or attribution Note: An extremely rare pair of medals to the Colony of Jamaica - the moreso to a founding Officer and Commanding Officer of the Kingston Infantry Volunteer Condition: About EF
A rare to regiment B.E.M. and campaign medal group of five: Sergeant Major Daniel Comrie, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - British Empire Medal (Military). EIIR issue (2979203 W/O. Cl.2, Daniel Comrie, A. & S.H.) - Defence Medal - War Medal, - General Service 1918. EIIR issue clasp 'Malaya' (2979203 Sgt. D. Comrie, A. & S.H.) - Military LS&GC.GVI 2nd type II 'Regular Army' bar (2979203 Sjt. D. Comrie, A. & S.H.) Important: The GSM EIIR with clasp 'Malaya' is a rare to regiment medal issue, as the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders never deployed to Malaya as a unit during the period of the 'Emergency' Note: The recipient was a 'pre-war regular, who had qualified for both the Indian General Service Medal 1908, and the Indian General Service Medal 1936, with respective clasps for service on the North West Frontier of India - these earned while serving with 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. His name is not included in the 2/Argylls nominals rolls for those present in the Malaya Campaign of 1941-42, indicating that he had transferred out of 2/Argylls, sometime prior to 8 December 1941 The British Empire Medal published in London Gazette, 1 June 1953 The original recommendation for the B.E.M. states; Quote, "In February 1951 as a result of non-availability of a relief for an officer S.S.M. Comrie took over command of Division I of this Office (Records Office, Nigeria District, Lagos, Nigeria), a post which is regarded in all Record Offices as requiring a very high degree of initiative and administrative ability. The work for which he is responsible includes the detailed control of postings and promotions in the 60 units in the District, the ministering and distribution of tradesmen in 94 trades, the control of potential tradesmen and filling trade course vacancies, and the maintenance and production of all African statistical information and related returns. He has been untiring in his efforts to improve the efficiency of his Division, and as a result of extremely hard work and the exercise of initiative far beyond that to be expected of his rank, he has organised his command to an extent where it is vastly more efficient than when it was commanded by an Officer, and has himself acquired a knowledge of procedures which is a great asset to the District. Whilst carrying out these clerical duties he has always maintained a correct and soldierly bearing, and although he has suffered misfortunes in his private life, he has never let the slightest reflection of these troubles appear in his work. His wholehearted absorption in his work and the ability and high sense of responsibility which he has displayed have been far beyond the call of duty, and his service and example are worthy of recognition." Unquote. Sold together with hard-copy copied recommendation The medals mounted in the court-style on card for display Condition: GVF
A rare to regiment British Officer's World Wars multi-campaign medal group of 8: Major Herbert Allen Stevenson, 1st Battalion 18th Royal Garhwal Rifles, late 1st Battalion 8th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army - British War Medal. Silver issue (Capt. H. A. Stevenson.) - Interallied Victory Medal (Capt. H. A. Stevenson.) - IGS Medal 1908. GV type II 'Burma 1930-32' (Capt. H. A. Stevenson, 1-8 G.R.) - IGS Medal 1936. 'N W Frontier 37-39' (Maj. H. A. Stevenson, 1-18 R. Garh. Rif.) - The 1939-45 Star - The Burma Star - Defence Medal - War Medal Note: The award of the IGS 1908 with clasp 'Burma 1930-32' is rare to any British Officer of the Gurkha Rifles - no Gurkha Rifles regiments being operationally deployed or qualifying for the medal and clasp for services during the Burma Rebellion - and quite possibly unique named to a British officer of 1st Battalion 8th Gurkha Rifles Herbert Allen Stevenson was a native of Weymouth, Dorset, England, where he was born in 1898. His father - a Channel Islander, from Jersey - is recorded in the 1901 National Census for England and Wales as being Quarter Master Richard J. Stevenson of the Royal Engineers The Supplement to the Indian Army List, January 1939, contains the below entry for Major Stevenson under the British Officers War Services section; Quote, Stevenson, H. A., Maj. (1-18 R. Garh. Rif., 1. Apl. 38.) - 1-8 G.R.., Intel. Offr. Rangoon Bde., 12 Aug. 31 to 24 Mar. 32. The War of 1914-21. - E. Ex. Force, 17 Apl. to 31 Oct. 18. Burma 1930-32. Unquote. The medals professionally court mounted, and as-worn by the recipient. The mounting bar retaining the original long hinged stout brass pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A rare to regiment British Officers campaign medal pair: Lieutenant-Colonel Geoffrey Allsopp, Royal Army Pay Corps, late 1st Battalion Lancaster Regiment (Prince of Wales Volunteers) - GSM 1918. E2R type 'Arabian Peninsula' (Capt G. Allsop. Lan R. (PWV)) - GSM 1962. With clasp 'South Arabia' (Major G. Allsopp. R.A.P.C.) Note: The clasp 'Arabian Peninsula' is rare to Lancaster Regiment, as the unit was not deployed in Arabia during the qualifying period, and only members of the regiment serving away on attachment qualified for the medal and clasp - and those handful were mostly if not exclusively Officers Geoffrey Allsopp, from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to be Second Lieutenant (397796) East Lancashire Regiment on 22 December 1948. Subsequent promotion included; Lieutenant 22 December 1950; Captain 22 December 1954; Major 22 December 1961 and finally Lieutenant Colonel 31 December 1970. He had transferred to the Royal Army Pay Corps in January 1961. Lieutenant-Colonel Allsopp retired form the British Army on 5 June 1972 Condition: Minor edge bruise on GSM 1918 otherwise the pair GVF
A rare to regiment Palestine/WW2 MID group of 5: Lieutenant-Colonel R.I.G. Clark, Royal Army Service Corps, late Gordon Highlanders - GSM 1918. GVI first type 'Palestine' (2876002 L.Cpl. R.I.G. Clark, Gordons) - 1939-45 Star - France and Germany Star - Defence Medal - War Medal. With 'Oakleaf' emblem for 'Mention-in-Despatches Important: Note: GSM medal and clasp confirmed on the respective campaign medal roll (ref WO 100/507) wherein it is shown that only an estimated 23 x GSM's with clasp 'Palestine' were awarded to all-ranks of the Gordon Highlanders. The roll annotated to reflect that 22 of the Gordons - including Clark - were all section 'A' Reservists mobilized for attachment to 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment - and a rare medal thus named to the Gordon Highlanders Ronald Ireland Gordon Clark was a 'Reservist' called back to the Colours on the outbreak of the 1939-45 War. He is recorded in 1939 as serving as a Sergeant in the Royal Army Service Corps, prior to receiving an Emergency Commission, becoming a 2/Lt on 5/10/1939, and Lieutenant on 29/11/1939. By the time he was rewarded with a Mention-in-Despatches ''In recognition of Gallant and Distinguished service in North West Europe" (LG 8/11/1945), he was serving as a Temporary Major. He was made Captain on 1/2/1947 with seniority from 1/9/1943 Note: The group professionally swing mounted, and as-worn by the recipient Condition: GVF
A rare to service campaign and long service group that includes a Delhi Durbar Medal: Flight Sergeant William Nance Royal Air Force late 10th Hussars - QSA. 'Cape Colony' 'S.Africa 01' 'S.Africa 02 (4921 Pte. W. Nance. 10th. Hussars) - 1914 Star (4921 Sjt. W. Nance. 10/Hrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (4921 Sjt. W. Nance. 10-Hrs.) - Interallied Victory Medal (4921 Sjt. W. Nance. 10-Hrs.) - Delhi Durbar Medal 1911. Silver issue - Royal Air Force LS&GC Medal. GV first type (65852 Flt./Sgt. W.A. Nance. R.A.F) 65852 Flight Sergeant Walter Nance, born Warminster, Wiltshire, June 1881; enlisted in the 10th Hussars, 14.12.1900; served with the Regiment in South Africa and India (the Delhi Durbar Medal confirmed as issued in the published medal roll); advanced Sergeant; served in the Great War on the Western Front from 6.10.1914; transferred to the Royal Flying Corps, 6.3.1917; appointed Flight Sergeant, 1.9.1917; discharged 13.12.1921 after 21 years' service and awarded Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, which latter was issued per announcement in Air Ministry Order N303 of April 1920 Extremely rare to find medal groups that include both a 'confirmed' Delhi Durbar 1911 Medal together with a Royal Air Force Long Service & Good Conduct Medal The medal ribands (some frayed and soiled) individually mounted on card for display purposes Condition: Edge bruises on QSA otherwise VF
A rare to unit 'Malaya' M.B.E. group of 4: Lieutenant-Colonel J.C. Flitch, M.B.E., Royal Army Dental Corps - Order of the British Empire (Military Division). Members breast badge. 2nd Type - Defence Medal - War Medal - General Service Medal 1918. GVI issue & clasp 'Malaya' (Major J.C. Flitch, R.A.D.C.) Important: The award of the British Empire Medal was published in the London Gazette of 30 October 1953. At the time of his award he was serving as Officer in Command of 902 Army Dental Centre in Singapore between January 1952 - June 1953 The preamble in the London Gazette states; Quote, The QUEEN has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most (Excellent Order of the British Empire, in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1953:— Unquote. The official recommendation (ref WO 373/132) gives the below following specific details; Quote, Throughout the period covered by this citation Major Flitch has had the dental care of all ranks of GHQ FARELF, among other units. His professional work has constantly been of the very highest quality and has earned the unstinted praise not only of patients but also of Inspecting Dental Officers. Major Flitch has shown a zeal, steadfastness and devotion to duty which have been a great inspiration to all those with whom he has since come in contact Unquote. John Crawford Flitch (Officer number 263425) was first commissioned Lieutenant on 15 March 1943. On 15 March 1958 he was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel, and was holding that same rank when he retired pay on account of disability, on 25 November 1963 Sold together with copy of the official M.B.E. recommendation (ref WO 373/132) The group mounted in the court-style, presumably 'as-worn' by the recipient. The mounting brooch retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF
A rare to unit British Empire Medal (Military Division) and campaign medal pair: Staff Sergeant Guiness George Lashmar, Army Dental Corps - British Empire Medal (Military). GVI first issue (7536216 S/Sgt. Guiness G. Lashmar) - GSM 1918. GVI first issue 'Palestine' (7536213 Cpl. G. G. Lashmar. A.D.C.) Important: The BEM with silk riband and fitted on brooched pin as issued, this latter retaining the original hinged pin and clasp fittings. Entitlement to the GSM & clasp 'Palestine' confirmed per the respective medal roll (ref WO 100/509) Note: The recipients unique army number on the GSM has last digit 3 - as wrongly issued / transcribed by the issuing authority. The GSM complete with named card box of issue, the medal with original long length of silk issue riband, and in envelope of issue together with transmittal letter from RAMC & ADC Record Office dated 9 April 1946 and addressed to the recipient at; 102, St James Street Beckingham Kent The award of the British Empire Medal was published in the London Gazette 1 January 1945. ‘7536216 S/Sgt. Guiness George Lashmar, Army Dental Corps.’. The recommendation states; Quote, This N.C.O. has been employed as chief clerk to ADDS at Headquarters of a District since 9 August 1940. For the last two years of this period he has been serving as chief clerk to the officer making this recommendation. During the whole period he has shown great devotion to duty, often under very difficult circumstances, particularly during the period when great pressure of work devolved on this department owing to large contingents (?) for priority dental work for the Second Army. It is felt that his services have been of outstanding merit, and that he has willingly and cheerfully carried through a very ? task in a manner that is worthy of the highest commendation Unquote. Note: Curiously the recipient did not live long to enjoy any benefits accruing from his well merited award, as he is recorded as having 'Died' on 7 May 1946. At the time of his death he was described as being a Builders General Foreman and resident at 246 Brackley Road, Beckenham, Kent Guiness George Lashmar was the son of Guiness and Ivy Lashmar. He was born circa 1905, in Lower Holloway, Islington, London. In the second quarter of 1938, he married Miss Winifred Furner in Bromley, Kent - and subsequently lived at Beckingham Kent Gazetted decorations together with pre-war campaign medals to members of the Army Dental Corps are rare on the market Sold together with hard-copy of the original B.E.M. recommendation Condition: EF
A rare to unit Colonial Police \'Permanent Forces Beyond the Seas\' LSGC and campaign medal group of 3: Sergeant James Ralph Sawtell, North Rhodesia Police, late Natal Police - QSA Medal. \'South Africa 1901\' \'South Africa 1902\' (2523 Tpr. J.R. Sawtell. Natal Police.) - Natal Medal, With clasp \'1906\' (Tpr: J.R. Sawtell, Natal Police.) - Permanent Forces Beyond the Seas LSGC. GV (Sergeant James Ralph Sawtell, N. Rhodesia Police) Note: The Permanent Forces Beyond the Seas LSGC Medal is a rare issue when named to the North Rhodesia Police James Ralph Sawtell, a native of Yeovil, Somerset, Engalnd was born there in 1880 The national England census records for 1881 & 1891, how that James lived with his parents and siblings at 18 High Street, Yeovil, where his father was occupied as a \'Master Grocer\' (and as a Wesleyan Methodist Local Preacher). James migrated to South Africa sometime before 1901 (he does not appear in the England Census of that year), where he embarked on a career as a Colonial Policeman in Southern Africa, serving first in Natal, including service with the Natal Mounted Police, and then latterly as a member of the North Rhodesia Police. He lived in Southern Africa for at least 26 years, and appears to have retired to the United Kingdom after leaving the North Rhodesia Police. He is recorded on \'Incoming Passenger Lists\' to the United Kingdom on at least five occasions vis 1908, 1917, 1921, 1924 and 1927, citing his profession variously as; Mounted Police, Policeman, Police Srgeant and lastly as \'Civil Servant\', and residing at locations in South Africa and lastly in North Rhodesia. On leaving the North Rhodesia Police, he appears to have returned and retired to England, where he is recorded as having died at Christchurch, Hampshire, England in the first quarter of 1945 The campaign medals mounted in the swing-style and \'as-worn\' by the recipient. The medals suspended from contemporary silk ribands, the mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: GVF and better
A rare to unit Great War 'East African' campaign medal pair: Quarter Master Sergeant William J. K. Webster, Rhodesia Native Regiment - British War Medal (MR-12 Q. M. Sjt. W. J. K. Webster. Rhodesia N. Regt.) - Interallied Victory Medal (MR-12 Q. M. Sjt. W. J. K. Webster. Rhodesia N. Regt.) A rare to find medal pair named to a European NCO of the Rhodesian Native Regiment - and the recipients complete Great War medal entitlement (confirmed per recipients Medal Index Card) The medals retaining their original long length watered silk ribands A rare colonial unit to find named medals to on the market Condition: EF
A rare to unit lady's Great War campaign group of 3: Lady Vyvien Wardlaw-Milne (nee Bolton), French Red Cross - 1914-15 Star (Nurse. V. Bolton. F.R.C.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (V. Bolton) - Interallied Victory Medal (V.Bolton) Also sold together with 2 x gilt and enamelled political office holder badges; 1. Div'l Chairman National Union of Conservative & Unionist Associations Womens Org 2. Div'l VP's badge National Union of Conservative & Unionist Associations Womens Org Important: All the campaign medals fitted with original silk ribands - the Great War pair mounted in the swing-style and as-worn by the recipient Awards of the British War Medal and or Interallied Victory Medals to British members of the French Red Cross are not in themselves rare, but the inclusion of a named campaign star impressed to the 'F.R.C.' in a group is extremely rare on the market Interested parties can access on line at the National Archives the 2 x Medal Index Cards for the recipient, on one she is called Vivien (sic) Bolton, and on other it is under her married named 'Wardlaw-Milne' Vyvien Mary Bolton married twice. Latterly she became Lady Vyvien Mary Wardlaw-Milne, the wife of the Unionist (Conservative) Politician and Member of Parliament for Kidderminster Division of Worcestershire - Sir John Sydney Wardlaw-Milne, K.B.E., a Scotsman who had lived and worked for many years in India where he had held many important Mercantile appointments including latterly as Trustee of the Bombay Port Trust. The National Portrait Gallery collection have several portrait photographs of Lady Wardlaw-Milne by the society photographer 'Bassano' Condition: EF
A rare twice ‘Mentioned-in-Despatches’ Royal Air Force casualty group including a Sudan 1910 medal: Flight Sergeant William Charles Holding, Royal Air Force late Royal Flying Corps - 1914-15 Star (2371 1 A.M. W.G. Holding, R.F.C.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (2371. F.Sgt. W.C. Holding R.A.F.) - Interallied Victory Medal. With M.I.D. (2371. F.Sgt. W.C. Holding R.A.F.) - Khedive’s Sudan Medal 1910 .Type II (2371 1 A./M. C.W. Holding, R.F.C.) Note: All medals officially impressed. The BWM with forename initial C instead of G, and forename initials on Sudan medal transposed – all exactly as issued William Charles Holding, who was born in St. Helens, Lancashire, enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps in November 1914, and was advanced to Air Mechanic 1st Class in July 1915. Posted overseas in November 1915, it is confirmed from the respective Khedives Sudan 1910 medal roll (ref WO 100/407) that William served in Egypt and Sudan in support of the Darfur operations between March to December 1916, for which 23 members of No. 17 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, were awarded the medal with clasp, and another 37 members of the same squadron received no clasp medals After his service in Egypt and Sudan, William embarked for Salonika, in which theatre he was advanced to Sergeant in February 1917 and was ‘Mentioned-n-Despatches’ by Milne (London Gazette 28 November 1917 refers), and possibly connected to services in which he received a severe eye wound in August of the same year (telegram from the O.C. of 18 Stationary Hospital refers). Transferred to the newly established Royal Air Force as a Chief Mechanic in April 1918, he won a second Mention-in-Despatches’ this time from General Allenby for services in Palestine while operating with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force between 19 September 1918 to 31 January 1919 (London Gazette 5 March 1919 refers). His earlier wound, however, developed serious complications, and as a consequence he was discharged in April 1919 as a result of the ‘loss of an eye’. He was awarded the Silver War Badge (No. 10319). Medals sold with copied set of service papers confirming all of above details Ribbons soiled (the group was earlier framed and since removed) Condition: GVF
A rare unpublished \'Boer War Tribute Medal\' in a South African War group of 3: Corporal Adam Keen, 3rd \'Dumfries\' Volunteer Battalion The King\'s Own Scottish Borderers - QSA. \'Cape Colony\' \'OFS\' \'Johannesburg\' (6973 Cpl. A. Keene. Vol: Coy K.O.Sco:Bord:) - Dumfries, Scotland: South African Campaign 1900 Medal\' to 3rd VB K.O.S.B. (Lc. Corpl. A. Keen) - Third Volunteer Battalion K.O.S.B.. Large h/m silver regimental prize medal The last medal has Obverse: 3/KOSB badge; Reverse: engraved \'Company Champion\' Note: Clasps on QSA (all confirmed as issued per the respective medal roll, ref WO 100/182). Surname on QSA spelled \'Keene\' but correct spelling \'Keen\' shown on the tribute medal all of the copied documents, and named official presentation scroll container Important: The Dumfries South African War Tribute Medal, was not illustrated or described in Hibbards work on \'Tribute Medals\'. This tribute medal is in 9 carat gold and bears hallmarks. Obverse; A a fine die struck raised Imperial Lion on top of a Victorian Crown, and below the numerals III, within laurel wreaths and the legend \'The Kings Own Scottish Borderers\'. Reverse; Laurel wreaths either side and within the die struck raised letters legend \'The South African Campaign 1900\', and within the recipients details which are engraved \'Lc Corpl A. Keen\' Sold together with presentation cylindrical case that contained the recipients \'Freeman\' parchment, and which is named in gilt tooled letters \'Freedom of the Royal Burgh of Dumfries - Presented to Private Adam Keen\', and which was presented to all returning members of the 3rd Volunteer Battalion K.O.S.B. who had served in the South African War. The parchment certificate is no longer present - see attached images Adam Keen was a native of Canobie, Langholm, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. He was aged 35 years and by profession a \'Miner\' as well as serving with \'H Coy\' 3rd Volunteer Service Battalion ,The King\'s Own Scottish Borderers, when on 18 January 1900, he attested as a \'Volunteer\' for overseas service during the South African War. His medal and clasp entitlment all confirmed per the respective medal roll (Ref WO 100/182) Also accompanying the medals, will be a copy of the recipients extant service papers. This latter will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment Condition: Medals about GVF
A regimental long service and sporting group of 9: Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant A. G. Brown, Indian Unattached List, late 1st Battalion Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) - Military LS&GC. GV issue & bar 'India' (A-R.Q.M.S. A. G. Brown, I.U.L., attd. A.F.I.) - Black Watch Prize Medal, Inter Coy. Shooting Shield, 1922 “B” Coy, Sgt. A. Brown, hallmarked Bhm 1921, silver buckle on ribbon - Black Watch prize medal Athletic Championships, Half Mile, First Sgt. A. G. Brown, Jan. 1922, hallmarked Bhm 1920 - Black Watch prize Medal Athletic Championship, Inter Coy. Relay, First, B. Coy. Sgt. A. G. Brown, Jan. 1922 hallmarked Bhm 1918 - 42nd Foot Medal, reverse inscribed Annual Games, 1st Battn. The Black Watch, Quetta, 1923, Relay Race, silver - Bengal Presidency Athletic Assoc Silver Medal (British Army Championships, Feb. 1922, 1000 Yds. 1st Prize, Sgt. A. G. Brown, 42nd RH) - Prize Medal, Cross Country 3rd 1921, 42nd Sgt. A. G. Brown, ornate cross, silver and silver-gilt - Prize Medal, Allahabad Peace Sports Dec. 1919, Open Relay, 1st, The Black Watch, Cpl. Brown, Bhm hallmarks 1919 - Prize Medal, Feb. 1920, B Coy. 42nd Football League, reverse: Sgt. A. Brown, silver-gilt, hallmarked Bhm 1919 Note: The Bengal Presidence Athletc Association Medal lacking suspension and with some solder marks on upper rim. The enamelled award with some chipping tom enamel A. G. Brown enlisted on 12 September 1914. Serving in the Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) he was promoted to Corporal in March 1917; Lance-Sergeant in May 1920; Sergeant in February 1921 and Staff Sergeant in October 1925. Brown later transferred to the Indian Unattached List and was discharged with a pension on 29 November 1938 Sold together with some copied research Condition: VF and better
A regimentally desirable 'Pony-Major's' multi-campaign group of 9: Private Frank 'The Count' Agnew, 1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - 1939-45 Star - Africa Star - Italy Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. GVI 'Palestine 1945-48' 'Cyprus' (3974544 Pte. F. Agnew. A. & S.H.) - Korea Medal 1950-53 (2974544 Pte. F. Agnew. A. & S.H.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' - Coronation Medal 1953 Note: First digit in recipients Army Number on the Korea Medal is a clerical error (it should be 3 not 2) - it is 'not' a correction and is a clerical / namers error as issued, and not uncommon for this particular medal Important: The GSM Medal with clasp 'Palestine 1945-48' confirmed per the respective campaign medal roll of 1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (ref WO 100/532) that was compiled, signed and dated in the field at 'El-Tahag' on 18 June 1946 . The Coronation Medal also confirmed per the respective Coronation medal Roll 1953 - and one of only 29 Coronation Medals awarded to the Argylls, of which only an estimated 3 were to long serving Private soldiers Frank 'The Count' Agnew appears to have been something of a legendary character in the 1st Battalion Argyll and Suthelrand Highlanders, as evinced by the award of the Coronation Medal - but no corresponding issuance of a LSGC medal. His sharpness as a smart dresser, earned him the nickname 'The Count'. He is recorded as being the regimental 'Pony Major' in the late 1950's, entrusted with looking after the regimental Shetland Pony Mascot called 'Cruachan' - Frank was relieved of the dubious distinction of being 'Pony Major' after a particular bout of drinking - it is reported that the 'The Count' had introduced 'Cruachan' to having more then a tipple of water! See attached the images of Frank Agnew as 'Pony Major' in full dress uniform with medals up, together with his ward 'Cruachan' the regimental mascot A splendid regimental group The medals mounted in the swing-style and 'as-worn' by the recipient. The medals suspended from silk ribands on a contemporary white metal medal mounting bar this latter retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: VF and better
A regimentally desirable Sergeant Major's campaign and long service pair: Sergeant Major John Bishop, Reserve Battalion 91st 'Argyllshire' Regiment, late 91st Argyllshire Regiment - South Africa Medal 1835-53 (Serjt Major John Bishop, 91st Regt) - Military LSGC. Vic type I (No.634.Serjt.Major.John.Bishop. R.B.91.Regt) Imp: The LSGC (see pics) is Victorian 1st type issue with large letter reverse and fitted with original steel clip and straight bar suspension. The medal is not officially impressed but is named in a regimental - or if preferred 'depot' - engraved style which is atypical for those awarded in period circa 1850-1856. The South Africa Medal is officially impressed John Bishop, a native of North Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland, was by Trade a 'Marble Cutter' when he enlisted for service with the 91st 'Argyllshire' Regiment at Edinburgh. Most of his 21 years military service was spent overseas, firstly in St. Helena, and later, more than 9 years service in South Africa during which time he participated in several of the campaigns of the 'Kaffir Wars'. South Africa and the opportunities available there appear to have made a favourable impression on John, as his service papers show that he took his discharge in South Africa with view to working and residing in Cape Colony Both medals fitted with large 'original' (?) folded silk issue ribands measuring 8 inches Condition: VF
A regimentally rare 'Battle for Hong Kong' & 'Korean War' campaign group of 6 to a FEPOW and survivor of the 'Lisbon Maru' sinking: Corporal R. J. Dickens, 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment - The 1939-45 Star - The Pacific Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Korea Medal (6201812 Cpl R.J. Dickens. MX.) - United Nations Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' Important: Recipient is confirmed as POW Hong Kong - and survivor of the sinking of the 'Lisbon Maru' an N.Y.K. Line 'Hell-ship'. The group has been court-mounted. The brooch bar fitted with long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: Minor contact marks. Korea medal with loose suspender about VF
A regimentally rare and desireable Far East Prisoner of War 'Burma Rebellion' & WW2 'Malaya' campaign and long service group of 6: Private Paul Higson, 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment - IGS Medal 1908. GV type II 'Burma 1930-32' (3521629 Pte. P. Higson. Manch. R.) - 1939-45 Star - Pacific Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Military LS&GC. GVI type II with 'Regular Army' bar (3521629 Pte. P.Higson. Manch) Important: There could have been extremely few pre-war regular Manchesters with 'Burma' service who survived the Malaya campaign and years of harsh Prisoner of War conditions in the Far East who served post war long enough to qualify for a long service medal Paul Higson, the son of Harry and Violet Higson, a native of Manchester, England, was born on 27 December 1905 and enlisted with his local unit the Manchester Regiment, on 1 August 1926. He was captured at Singapore on 15 February 1942. On his POW questionnaire he gave his private address as '68 Cowlshaw Lane, Nr Oldham, Lancs, England, while on his Japanese POW Card the place of origin is shown as, 2 Lake View, New Moston, Manchester, England - this latter probably being his parents address During his captivity he was interred at two places namely; 1. Changi, Singapore through to 25 April 1943 2. Omi, Japan through to end of the Pacific War With regards to his observations about any courageous acts he had witnessed or wish to report during his captivity he wrote; Quote, Would like to recommend Lt Burroughs (R.C.O.S.) for his very good work to the sick, doing his utmost to keep men from work. His efforts in organising, indoor games, conerts, library, but most of all for his hazardous and dangerous nightly act of listening into small receiving set, news which kept up our morale and saved many lives. Receiving set in operation in first month in Japan till release Unquote The medals mounted for display puproses on a felt covered base Sold together with copies of his POW Index Card and POW Questionnaire Condition: VF
A regimentally rare and possibly unique British infantry officers campaign group of 3: Major Louis Francis Edwin Fitzpatrick-Robertson Queens Lancashire Regiment late Kings Own Border Regiment, Green Howards, Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales Volunteer - GSM 1918. E2R type 'Arabian Peninsula' (Lt. L.F.E. Fitzpatrick-Robertson. Lan R (PWV)) - GSM 1962. 'S. Arabia' & 'N. Ireland' (Capt. L.F.E. Fitzpatrick-Robertson. Lan R. (PWV)) - Ghana: Republic Medal 1 July 1960 with 'Ghana Armed Force' reverse Note: The clasp 'Arabian Peninsula' is rare to regiment, as only officer(s) of the regiment on attachment qualified for the clasp as the regiment did not serve in Aden or the Middle East during the qualifying dates for that clasp Important: Lieutenant Fitzpatrick-Robinson served on secondment in Ghana between 5 January 1959 - 3 July 1960. During which time he served as Intelligence Officer and later as Company Commander of 1st Battalion Gold Coast Regiment (which unit later became titled 1st Battalion Ghana Regiment Lous Fitzpatrick-Robertson was born at Cowes, Isle of Wight, England on 17 February 1936. After education at Newport Grammar School and Stonyhurst College, he joined the Guards Depot on 2 December 1954, and served as a Guardsman prior to joining Eaton Hall Officer Cadet School on 5 March 1955, He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant on 2 July 1955 and posted to the 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment. Further promotions were; Lieutenant 27 February 1957; Captain 17 February 1963; Major 31 December 1969. As a Lieutenant he qualified for his first medal and clasp while attached to the 1st Battalion The King's Own Royal Regiment in Aden, where he was the Mechanical Transport Officer between August-November 1958. Secondment in Ghana 1959-60, earned him his second medal, being a scarce Ghana Republic Medal, for his services there with the Gold Coast Regiment / Ghana Regiment. As a Company Second-in-Command he qualified for the GSM 1962 'South Arabia' clasp serving with his regiment in Aden in 1967. As a Major, Louis served multiple tours in Northern-Ireland during the early years of the troubles there, including as Company Commande rof 1 Green Howards in 1970-72, and later also as a Company Commander attached to 1 Kings Own Border Regiment in 1976. Major Fitzpatrick-Robertson retired from the British Army on 17 February 1991 A regimentally rare and possibly unique group to an officer of the Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales Volunteers) The medals professionally court-mounted by Spink, and 'as-worn' by the recipient. The reverse of the mounting bar retaiing the originbal long hinged pin and clasp fittings Condition: VF
A regimentally rare Great War campaign medal group of 4: Private Thomas Bowes, Machine Gun Corps, late 1-6th Battalion Highland Light Infantry - 1914-15 Star (2800 Pte T. Bowes. High.L.I.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (2800 Pte T. Bowes. H.L.I.) - Interallied Victory Medal (2800 Pte T. Bowes. H.L.I.) - Khedive’s Sudan Medal 1910.Type II no clasp (2800 Pte T. Bowes. 1-6 H.L.I.) Note: No 2800 Private T. Bowes, 6th Highland Light Infantru confirmed ‘Wounded-in-Action’ at Gallipoli (The Scotsman newspaper issue of 28 September 1915, page 9 refers) Important: Khedives Sudan Medal confirmed on the respective medal roll (ref WO 100/407) as entitled to medal and clasp ‘Darfur 1916’. Only 5 x all-ranks Highland Light Infantry were entitled to the Khedives Sudan Medal for their services in Sudan during the Darfur Operations of 1916. The medal is as-issued and it is unlikely that Thomas ever received or was forwarded the ‘Darfur 1916’ clasp – and a typically common occurrence with this particular medal and clasp issue The Medal Index Card of Thomas Bowes shows that he first entered theatre of war ‘Gallipoli’ on 2 July 1915. Thomas was subsequently transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, and was attached as a Lance-Corporal to 157th Machine Gun Company, M.G.C. during the Darfur Operations of 1916. After his service in the Sudan in 1916, Thomas was subsequently was posted for service in France and Flanders, as the respective Sudan medal roll is notated to show that he was serving with the B.E.F. at the time the medal was compiled Thomas Bowes, the son of Thomas and Diana Bowes, was a native of Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, where he was born in 1893. The family migrated to United States of America, settling in Bronx, New York, N.Y.. The USA Census of 1920 records that the father first entered USA in 1910, followed by the mother in 1914, and by their son Thomas Bowes in 1919 (after his demobilization from the British Army) A rare to regiment medal group Condition: GVF
A regimentally rare modern era campaign group of 3: Private R W Yates, Royal Pioneer Corps - GSM 1962. With clasp 'Northern Ireland' (24329288 Pte R W Yates RPC) - Rhodesia Medal 1980 (24329288 Pte R W Yates RPC) - Zimbabwe: Independence Medal 1980. Impressed on edge (13606) Important: Each of the medals are each accompanied with their original official named card boxes of issue - that for the Zimbabwe Medal correctly marked with the corresponding issue number '13606' as shown on the medal. That for the 'Rhodesia' Medal still retaining the original card with instructions how to clean the medal! Note: Reference 'British Battles and Medals' (6th Edition, 2007) only an estimated 2500 x Rhodesia Medal were ever issued - including 581 un-named medals to Police personnel. It is recorded that only an estimated 8 x Rhodesia Medals were issued to personnel of the Royal Pioneer Corps Condition: About EF
A regimentally rare, possibly unique to unit, campaign group of 6: Major Alec Bruce Whale, 1st Bn Somerset & Cornwall Light Infantry late Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 1/6th Tanganyike Rifles Battalion, King's African Rifles & Leicestershire Regt - 1939-45 Star - Burma Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - AGS Medal 1902. EIIR issue with clasp 'Kenya' (Capt A.B. Whale. KAR.) - GSM 1918. EIIR issue with clasp 'Arabian Peninsula' (Major A B Whale SCLI) Important: The short-lived Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry did not as a regiment qualify for the General Service Medal 1918 - indeed the only campaign medal they ever earned as a regiment was the GSM 1962 'South Arabia' - thus any other named campaign medals to the SCLI are 'rare to regiment' and were exclusively earned by officers on secondments / attachment away form their parent regiment, as in the case of the GSM 1918 'Arabian Pensinsula' named to Major Whale, SCLI Alec Bruce Whale was a native of Cornwall, England, where he was born on 2 June 1922. During the Second World War he was 'Called-up' into the Devonshire Regiment, and was subsequently selected for Officer Training gaining a Commission in the Leicestershire Regiment on 31 May 1941 and sent overseas to Burma. In Burma, Alec was transferred to the King's African Rifles and served withe the 6th Tanganyika Rifles Battalion of the K.A.R. during the Burma campaign. Post 1945, he decided to make regular soldiering his career and was posted to his local regiment the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, or D.C.L.I.. he served with the D.C.L.I. in Germany and in Somaliland, and later served on attachment again with the Kings African Rifles (7th Kenya Rifles Battalion) during the 'Mau Mau' rebellion in Kenya, and later with a K.A.R. battalion in Mauritius. He was promoted Major (1/DCLI) on 2 June 1956, and retired from the 1st Battalion Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry, or S.C.L.I. on 30 November 1961. Major Whale died on 25 December 1987 Sold together with various copied research from Army Lists etc. A rare 'regimental' group of medals to a DCLI/SCLI officer Condition: The Second World War medals GVF the others EF
A regimentally rare, possibly unique, Officer's FEPOW campaign medal group of 5: Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas Edward Digy Morris, Royal Berkshire Regiment, late 2nd Battalion Malay Regiment - The 1939-45 Star - The Pacific Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - General Service Medal 1918. GVI & clasp 'Malaya' (Major. D. E. D. Morris. R. Berks.) Note: The last two letters of surname officially corrected as issued - a common feature for this particualr medal and clasp issue Important: No battalion of the Royal Berkshire Regiment qualified for either the Pacific Star, or the GSM with clasp 'Malaya' Douglas Edward Digby Morris was a native of Reading, Berkshire, England, where he was born in the last quarter of 1912. As a Captain, Douglas Morris served on attachment from 1936 with the recently created Malay Regiment (raised in 1932), becoming Adjutant to the newly raised 2nd Battalion Malay Regiment in March 1941 - 2/Malay Regiment was the first unit of the Malay Regiment to engage the Japanese at was the first Malay Regiment unit to engage Japanese forces landing at Kampung Salak in Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan. Outnumbered, the unit eventually withdrew to Kuala Krai, and later to Singapore, where it was a constituent member of 1st Malaya Infantry Brigade (together with 1/Malay R & 2/ The Loyal Regiment). Douglas Morris, as Adjutant of 2/Malay Regiment served in the defence of Passarpanjang (or Pasir Panjang) Singapore, becoming a POW on the surrender of Singapore Colony to the Imperial Japanese Army on 15 February 1942. In captivity he was transported to Thailand. Post-war he returned to Malaya and another tenure on attachment to the 2nd Battalion Malay Regiment Luckily for posterity, Douglas Morris (who died at Salisbury District Hospital on 14 May 2012, at the age of 100 years) wrote a comprehensive biographical history of his life and military services that can be accessed and read on-line at the Far Eastern Heroes website or entering into your address the below; http://www.far-eastern-heroes.org.uk/memoirs_of_douglas_morris/index.htm The medals mounted in the swing-style, and 'as-worn' by the recipient,. Some fraying to the slk ribands. The mounting bar retaining the long hinged pin and clasp fittings The recipients contemporary ribbon bar, miniature medals and officers cap badge of the Malay Regiment are being sold separately elsewhere on this website A well documented and regimentally extremely rare campaign medal grouping to a 'Royal Berks' officer who served in the defence of Passarpanjang, Singapore, while attached to the 2nd Battalion Malay Regiment and who endured hard years thereafter as a FEPOW Condition: VF
A regimentally scarce 'female' recipients Second World War and Malaya Emergency campaign medal group of 3: Corporal C. M. Brown, Auxiliary Territorial Service - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. GVI 2nd issue clasp ‘Malaya’ (W/121333 Cpl. C. M. Brown. A.T.S.) Recipient was a Corporal serving with the Auxiliary Territorial Service of the British Army Important: The A.T.S. was disbanded in 1948, and thus medals for the Malaya 'Emergency' named to this unit are rare to find in the market The GSM removed and now loose from the original medal mounting bar that retains the original pin fittings and on which the Defence and War medals are still mounted Scarce Condition: GVF
A regimentally scarce GSM 'Malaya' in a multi-campaign medal group of 6: Corporal R. Roberts Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry late Durham Light Infantry - 1939-45 Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - GSM 1918. GVI second issue & clasp 'Malaya' (21182353 Cpl. R. Roberts. D.C.L.I.) - Korea Medal 1950-53 (21182353 Pte. R. Roberts. D.L.I.) - United Nations: Service Medal with clasp 'Korea' Important: The General Service Medal 1918 with clasp 'Malaya' named to the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, is a rare medal and clasp issue to this regiment, as the D.C.L.I. as a regiment did not deploy to Malaya at any time during the 'Emergency' Basis the inclusion of N.C.O. rank of Corporal on the G.S.M., it is likely that the recipient served in Malaya sometime 'after' he had served in Korea The medals have been mounted in the court-style for display purposes Condition: VF
A regimentally scarce Territorial Force campaign group of 3: Private Peter Keen, 5th Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers and later Pigeon Section, Royal Engineers, G.H.Q. Egyptian Expeditionary Force - British War Medal. Silver issue (837 Pte. P. Keen. K.O.S.B.) - Interallied Victory Medal (837 Pte. P. Keen. K.O.S.B.) - Territorial Force War Medal (837 Pte. P. Keen. K.O.S.B.) All above details are taken from the recipients extant service papers that can be accessed via the Ancestry Website Note: The recipients father was a long serving member of the 3rd Volunteer Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers, and his scarce South African War group is also here being sold separately on this website Peter Keen was a native of Canonbie, Langholm, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. By trade a \'Miner\' he attested for service with the Territorial Force at Canonbie on 13 April 1911, and joined the 5th Battalion The King\'s Own Scottish Borderers. He embarked for overseas service on 5 January 1916, subsequently serving in Egypt and Palestine during the course of the Great War. On 23 April he transferred form the K.O.S.B. to the Royal Engineers, where from 24 April 1917, he held the appointment of \'Pioneer\' serving with the \'Pigeon Section\' Royal Engineers attached Egyptian Expeditionary Force for duty with the \'Western Force, E.E.F.\' All above details are taken from the recipients large set of extant service papers that can be accessed via the Ancestry Website Important: A regimentally scarce issue of the Territorial Force War Medal, with only an estimated 27 x medals awarded to personnel the KOSB, of which 11 were to Officers (reference The Collector and researchers Guide to the Great War, I, Medals (H. Williamson, 2003) Sold together with copy of receipients Medal Index Card that confirms all above awards, and which will be forwarded to the buyer by email attachment All the medals fitted with their original issue long silk weave ribands Condition: Toned GVF
A regimentally unique full entitlement campaign medal pair combination for Iraq and India service: Private A. G. Walker, 1st Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) - GSM 1918. GV first type with clasp 'Iraq' (30406 Pte. A. Walker. R. Highrs.) - IGS Medal 1908. GV 'Waziristan 1921-24' (2745852 Pte. A. G. Walker. Black Watch) The IGS medal is a 'Royal Mint' issue Important: The recipient did not serve overseas during the Great War. The respective campaign medal rolls confirm the two medals listed above, and here offered, as the recipients full and only medal entitlment. The GSM 1918 and clasp per medal roll (ref WO 100/G5/415) signed at Dera Ismail Khan, North West Frontier Province, India, and the IGS 1908 and clasp per medal roll (ref WO 100/I25/491) signed at Quetta, India, on 20 December 1925. The medal rolls show that Private Walker had been attached to 32nd Divisional Signal Company (which became "B" Divisional Signals), and was returned to his unit, 1/Black Watch on 1 May 1922. Private Walker took his discharge on 28 January 1923 Note: A study of both the GSM and IGS medal rolls confirm that a total of only 3 x 'Other Ranks' of the regiment qualified for both of the above medals and clasps while serving on attachment. However only Private Walker has the distinction of having earned the 'pair only' as a full medal entitlement - the other 2 x recipients each additionally earned Great War British War & Interallied Victory Medals, and one of those recipients - Private Cunningham - is recorded as having been issued 'Replacement' GSM & IGS medals A unique full medal entitlement campaign medal pair to the Black Watch Sold together with some copied medal roll entries and medal index cards Condition: GVF
A resplendent \'Old Contemptibles\' campaign group of 4: Private Robert Wylie, Garrison Battalion Gordon Highlanders, late 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - 1914 Star (4-8454 Pte. R. Wylie, 2/A. & S. Highrs.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (4-8454 Pte. R. Wylie, A. & S. H.) - Interallied Victory Medal (4-8454 Pte. R. Wylie, A. & S. H.) - IGS Medal 1908. GV first issue \'Afghanistan N.W.F.1919\'(3-7394 Pte. R. Wylie. Gordons) Private Robert Wylie, 2nd Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 7 October 1914. His Medal Index Card also confirms that he was awarded the clasp to the 1914 Star and that he was transferred to the Gordon Highlanders on 3 October 1916. Accompanying medal roll extracts also show that he held the rank of ‘Drummer’ for some time during his service. He was discharged as time expired on 31 March 1921. With copied MIC and medal roll extracts The group \'professionally \' court-mounted by Spink. Mounted with original bright silk ribbons on the Great War trio. The mounting brooch retaining the long stoute brass hinged pin and casp fitting Condition: Trio GF / IGS VF
A Rhodesia 1981 'Operation Agila' service pair: Sergeant Stephen John Parsons, Royal Logistics Corps, late Royal Army Ordnance Corps - Rhodesia Meda 1980: (24385556 LCPL S J Parsons RAOC) - Zimbabwe: Independence Medal (13277) Note: The Zimbabwe Independence medal is officially impressed with number 13277 - the same number as printed on the official named card box of issue for this medal Important: Reference the article 'Rhodesia 25 Years Ago: Operation Agila' (by Major Martin Everett, Orders and Medals Research Society Journal, June 2006) it is estimated that only 996 x Rhodesia Medals were issued to the British Army Personnel including civilian Army Press Officers. Of those 134 x medals were awarded to Officers and 854 x medals awarded to Other Ranks. A total of 58 x medals were awarded to personnel of the Royal Army Ordnance, of which 5 x were to Officers and 53 x to Other-Ranks Stephen John Parsons was born on 11 May 1976. He enlisted for service with the Royal Army Ordanance Corps of the British Army at Northampton on 17 July 1975. He remained with the RAOC through to 4 April 1993, and then on the amalgamation of the RAOC with other supporting units, he then subsequently served with the Royal Logisitc Corps from 5 April 1893 to 9 August 1997. In total he served 22 years and 24 days. His numerous overseas postings during his career were; - Cyprus: 01 Apr 76 - 05 May 76 - Canada: 10 Mar 78 - 21 Nov 78 - Germany: a Total of 5 x postings/tours between 1979 -1994 - Rhodesia: 19 Dec 79 - 17 Mar 80 - Australia: 10 Aug82 - 03 Dec 82 - Singapore: 03 Dec 82 - 05 Dec 82 - Ascension Island: 15 Jan 84 - 15 Jan 84 - Falkland Islands: 26 Jan 84 - 26 May 84 The Rhodesia Medal mounted in the court-style and as-worn by the recipient, the mounting bar retaining the original hinged pin and clasp fittings. The Zimbabe Medal contianed in it's box of issue as issued (the medal was never given unrestricted permission to wear in British service uniform) Sold together with phot-copy hard-copy set of the recipients 'Certificate of Service' which confirms all above details, and that the two medals here offered are the recipients complete medal entitlment, these being the only medals enumerated on his papers. Condition: EF
A Royal Air Force 'Pilot's' officer casualty group of 3 together with the group of 4 to the husband of the Pilot's re-married widow: Squadron Leader Maurice Nolan, Royal Air Force, and Major Hubert Keith Mattingly, Royal Artillery A). Group of 3: Squadron Leader Maurice Nolan, No. 38 Squadron R.A.F. - The 1939-45 Star - The Air Crew Europe Star - War Medal Important: Squadron Leader Maurice Nolan, a Wellington bomber Pilot, was 'Killed-in-Action' 12 April 1940 The medals mounted on plush card for display Maurice Nolan, the son of James and Elizabeth Nolan (who in 1911 lived at Holderness Arcade, Whitham, Hull) , was a native of Hull, Yorkshire, England, where he was born on 24 August 1912. Maurice 'Mike' Nolan was commissioned in the General Duties Branch of the Royal Air Force on 15 March 1935 - and subsequently awarded his 'Flying Badge' on 24 January 1936. His appointments during his career were; Pilot Officer 15 March 1935; Flying Officer 15 December 1937; Flight Lieutenant 15 December 1939; Acting Squadron Leader 11 March 1940. He was a Pilot serving with No. 38 Squadron, Royal Air Force, which unit was equipped with Wellington bombers. By the time of his death due to enemy action on 12 April 1940, he had particiapted in numerous operations, including very early bombing raids. He also lost a Wellington aircraft, when on returning from a mission on 21 February 1940, both he and his crew had to abandon the bomber due to combination of poor weather and lack of fuel encountered just 15 minutes from their airbase, All of the crew survive, with just one suffering a broken ankle. Squadron records reveal that it was while on a mission 'sweep' over the North Sea in search of the German battle cruiser 'Scharnhorst' and the heavy cruiser 'Hipper' that Squadron Leader Nolan's bomber, and it's entire crew - of 6 men - were lost when the aircraft was engaged by a brace of enemy Me. 110s, and gunned down by machine-gun and cannon fire, with the aircraft being seen to crash into the sea. Further research reveals that the Luftwaffe Messerschmit Pilot was Helmut Woltersdor of 2/ZG Squadron, who became a 24 victory 'Ace' but who was ultimately himself 'Killed-in-Action' in June 1942. Aged 27 years, Maurice 'Mike' Nolan left a widow, Winifred Hazel Nolan, whom he had married in the third quarter of 1939 - and whose widow later subsequently married Lieutenant H. K. Mattingly (see below), a gunner subaltern who had been commissioned in February 1943 B). Group of 4: Major Hubert Keith Mattingly, Royal Artillery - The France and Germany Star - Defence Medal - War Medal - Efficiency Medal. GVI 2nd issue with 'Territorial' bar (Lt. H. K. Mattingly, R.A.) Note: The Efficiency Medal was published in the Supplement to the London Gazette issue of 18 May 1951 Sold together with 2 x officially named Army issue bakelite identiy discs for 'H. K. Mattingly 264700 CoE' Important: Hubert Mattingly is confirmed as having married Squadron Leader Nolan's widow Winifred Hazel Nolan (nee Port) in Brussells, Belgium The medals mounted on plush card for display Hubert Keith Mattingly was a native of Edmonton, Middlesex, England, where he was born on 22 November 1915. He was commissioned into the Royal Artillery with effect on 25 February 1943, as a 2nd Lieutenant at which time he was allocated the unique ffficer number 264700. The London Gazette issue of 18 March 1949, then shows him as Maj. (Hon.) Hubert Keith Mattingly (264700) (late Emergency Commission) to be Captain, effective 1 January 1949, retaining the honorarr rank of Major. Curiously, his marriage to Squadron Leader Nolan's widow, Winifred Hazel Nolan (nee Port), is recorded as having been made in Brussels, Belgium, sometime between 1946-1950 (ref General Records Office Index to Consular Marriages of British Nationals Married Overseas) perhaps indicating that both groom and bridegroom were serving in a uniformed capacity in post-war Belgium. Hubert Keith Mattingly is recorded to have died at, Worthing, West Sussex, England, sometime in the last quarter of 1993 Sold with some copied research Condition: Both groups GVF
A Royal Highlanders family group of 8: John Hay, Merchant Navy late 1st Battalion Royal Highlanders and his son John W. Hay late Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) - Egypt Medal 1882. 'TEK' 'Suakin '84' 'El-Teb_Tamaai' (2373 Pte J. Hay, 1/R.Hrs) - British War Medal. Silver issue (John Hay) - Mercantile Marine War Service Medal (John Hay) - Egypt: Khedives Star 1882. Reverse inscribed 2373 J. H. - 1914-15 Star (S-7630 Pte. J.W. Hay. R.Highrs) - British War Medal. Silver issue (S-7630 Pte. J.W. Hay. R.Highrs) - Interallied Victory Medal (S-7630 Pte. J.W. Hay. R.Highrs) - Silver War Badge. Reverse indented B26324. With replacement pin - ID Disc indented 7650 J. Hay, Pres, R.H. A scarce family grouping showing service in same regiment, the 'Royal Highlanders'. The Egypt Medal and clasps are all confirmed as entitled from the published medal roll. Sold together with copies of the respective Medal Index Cards for both recipients Great War services. The MIC for Pte J.W. Hay, confirming entitlement to a Silver War Badge. See the respective picture for a copy of the latter MIC. Condition: GVF
A Royal Marines Victorian campaign and Edwardian Meritorious Service Medal group of 3: Colour Sergeant Philip Hoil, Royal Marine Light Infantry late Assistant Warder, H.M. Prison Dartmoor - Baltic Medal 1854-55 (un-named as issued to Royal Marines) - China Medal 1857-60. With clasp 'Taku Forts 1860' (un-named as issued) - Meritorious Service Medal. EDVII type (Philip Hoil , Colr Sergt., R.M.L.I. 1st March 1906) Important: All medals confirmed as entitled, per the respective medal rolls: Ref ADM 171/20, for the Baltic Medal, wherein he is shown as Private Royal marines serving aboard H.M.S. Cornwalls; Re ADM 171/30 & ADM 171/33 for the China Medal and clasp wherin the recipient is shown as a Corporal, Royal Marines serving aboard 'H.M.S. Opossum', and of the R.M. Battn Plymouth Division R.M. Both the Baltic & China medal rolls annotated to show that the recipient had duplicate campaign medals issued to him on 19 September 1874 - which of course would have been un-named as per the original issues Only an estimated 37 x Edward VII MSM's are known to have been awarded to the Royal Marines. Reference 'Irreproachable Character: The Award of the Royal Marines Meritorious Service Medal' (John Bilcliffe, 2005), the author states that the recipient was 'NOT' awarded a Naval LSGC, and shows that the medal group to Hoil was, at the time of writing, one of only 14 x known surving examples of which 4 x of those were in the Royal Marines Museum Philip Hoil was a native of North Molton, Devon, England where he was born circa 1836. At the time of the 1851 Census is described as being 14 years, and employed as Serevant - his birth place shown as North Molton, Devonshire. By the time of the 1871 Census he is recorded as being a Colour Sergeant, born at Stonehouse, Devon, married and aged 35 years serving with the R.M.L.I. at sea aboard H.M.S. Galatea. The 1881 Cenus then finds him recorded as born at North Molton employed as an 'Assistant Warder' residing at the Lidford (Lydford) Barracks - this indicative that he was a Prison Warder at the nearby infamous 'Dartmoor Prison', at this time he was head of a family that comprised his wife Jessie Hoil, and four children two sons and two daughters. The notes in the refernece book 'Irreproachable Character' indicate that the recipient died on 5 May 1907 The medals professionally court-mounted for display by Spink & Son Condition: About GVF
A Royal Naval Division Officer's medal group of 6: Captain James Henry Maurice Clark, V.D., Officer Commanding Clyde Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, late Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Division. - 1914 Star. With clasp (Act. Sub. Lieut. J. H. M. Clark, R.N.V.R. Nelson Bttn. R.N.D.) - British War Medal. Silver issue (Lieut. J.H.M. Clark. R.N.V.R.) - InterallIed Victory Medal (Lieut. J.H.M. Clark. R.N.V.R.) - Jubilee Medal 1935 - Coronation Medal 1937 - Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration. GV. Reverse with hallmarks for 1928 Important: The respective medal rolls, registers and gazettes have been checked and we can confirm the recipients entitlement to all the medals and dated 1914 Star clasp James Henry Maurice Clark, the only son of Robert and Alice Clark, was a native of Glasgow, Scotland, where he was born on 18 February 1892. With his father being a well known Clyde based Shipowner, not surpringly, James was destined to follow the family tradition in the steamship business, subsequently as both a shipowner and shipbroker The below following obituary to Captain Clark has below been reproduced from the Loretto School Roll Of Honour (see www.lorettoniansociety.org.uk for photograph of recipient) Quote, Captain James Henry Maurice Clark Captain Clark, commanding Clyde Division, R.N.V.R., was born on 18th February 1892, and at Loretto from September 1905 to July 1910. He was in the VI Form, a Prizeman, and a Sergeant in the O.T.C. At Trinity College, Cambridge, he obtained an honours degree in engineering and took his M.A. in 1917. He became a Sub-Lieutenant, R.N.V.R., in January 1914, and after being mobilised in August of that year served with the R.N. Division at Antwerp and in several ships engaged in operations in the North Sea till 1919. In civil life he was a shipbroker and an Associate Member of the Institution of Naval Architects. He also became a prominent yachtsman, and was one of the crew of Coila III in international races. In 1926 he was promoted Lieutenant-Commander, R.N.V.R., and in 1929 awarded the V.D. The years 1937-38 saw him President of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. He was Vice-Chairman of the Loretto Governors and a generous benefactor of the School. On mobilisation in September 1939, Commander Maurice Clark (as he had now become) was appointed Captain commanding the Clyde Division, R.N.V.R., and did much valuable work in the Naval Offices, Glasgow, and on the Flag Officer's Staff. Before taking up this appointment, however, he had undergone a major operation which left him physically very frail, and there can be no doubt that his acceptance of fresh arduous and exacting duties and responsibilities hastened his death. In the following year he again fell very ill. But his spirit was never broken; he worked on until work became impossible, and finally, after much suffering, died at his home in Troon on 4th September 1941. "He faced a long and painful illness with the greatest courage, and carried on when most people would have considered themselves to be hopeless invalids and would never have attempted to do anything." Unquote. The medals mounted as-worn in the swing-style.Th