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1914 Star And Bar trio And Special Constabulary LS To The Cold Gds 1914 Star and original bar trio 5693 PTE E S BEDDARD C GDS Special Constabulary Long Service ( Geo VI ) EDWARD S BEDDARD Edward Stanley Beddard, an 18 year old glass worker from Stourbridge enlisted into the Coldstream Guards in August 1904 , he served in France and Flanders from the 12th of August 1914 to the 7th of September 1914 and from the 1st of November 1914 to the 25th of December 1914, he received a gunshot wound to the scalp on the 1st of September 1914 and a gunshot wound to the right thigh on the 21st of December 1914 , he was discharged on the 12th of July 1917 , his full service papers are available on-line Trio mounted as originally worn, Spec Const medal loose , medal are in GVF condition
1914 Star And Bar Trio To The RHA 1914 star and original bar trio 68418 DVR - CPL W J BULLINGHAM RHA Medals mounted on original frayed ribbons with two rosettes attached generally VF condition
1914 Star And bar Trio To The Seaforth Highs 1914 star and original bar trio 7797 PTE J MCPHAIL 2 / SEA HIGHRS Medals with original ribbons and brooch bar with rosette
1914 star To a Bandsman In The A&SH 1914 Star with rosette on ribbon 9859 BNDSMN F WILSON 2/A&S HIGHRS Medal in NEF condition
1914 Star To The Royal Irish Fusiliers KIA 1914 1914 star 9971 PTE A CRAWFORD R IR FUS Alexander Crawford 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers from Paisley was killed in action on the 18th of October 1914 , A fine portrait in uniform and obituary of this soldier appears in the Daily Record of the 30th of October 1914
1914 Star trio to The 8th Royal Scots, Shot His Own Finger Off 1914 star trio 997 PTE J MOTHERWELL 8 / R SCOTS In a diary kept by the chaplain of the 8th Royal Scots the following is recorded " Tuesday 9th February 1915. In the forenoon I walked down to the 22nd field ambulance at Sailly and took the deposition for Col Sergt Pitcher Orderley Room Clerk,of Pte Motherwell who shot off his own finger about 3 weeks ago but is getting on well.It was the usual explanation. He had emptied his rifle in the trenches to clean it and while he was away at tea someone had loaded it and left it as " Medal with original ribbons and in GVF condition
1914 Trio To a Wilts Regiment / Gas Coy RE Casualty 1914 star 3-9130 PTE O G PENNY 2 / WILTS R . British war and victory medals, 9130 A CPL O G PENNY WILTS R Oliver George Penny from Warminster in Wilts transferred from the Wiltshire regiment to the 4th bn Special Brigade Royal Engineers and served with them as a pioneer, he was killed in action on the 27th of June 1916 ,He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. A scarce casualty group to a Gas Company Royal Engineers man Medal with original ribbons and in NEF condition
1914/15 Star To the Royal Marines DOW As a POW 1914/15 Star PO811-S PTE T BROWN RMLI L/Sjt Thomas Brown 2nd Battalion Royal Marines , Royal Naval Division from Hamilton Scotland was initially listed as missing later died as a POW on the 16th of May 1917 Medal is in GVF condition
1914/15 Trio and Japanese Order Of The Sacred Treasure To The Royal Marines 1914/15 trio PLY/9809 PTE S WILSON RMLI Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure 8th class, unnamed together with original award certificate for the Japanese order , the reason for the award is unknown to me but a rare medal to a Royal marine
1914/15 Trio And Memorial Plaque To a Captain In The SASC 1914/15 Trio and Memorial Plaque LT-CAPT J E SHENNAN SASC on star Memorial Plaque JOHN ERIC SHENNAN Capt John Edward Shennan from Edinburgh served with the South African Service Corps and died of disease in South Africa on the 25th of November 1918 Medals with original ribbons and in EF condition
1914/15 Trio And Memorial Plaque To The Durham Light Infantry 1914/15 trio 21621 PTE C CAMERON DURH L I Memorial Plaque CHARLES CAMERON Charles Cameron was born in Broxburn Midlothian and resided in Newcastle, he served with the 20th battalion Durham Light Infantry and was wounded on the 11th of July 1916 with a bullet wound to the elbow, He was later killed in action on the 6th of June 1917 A full set of service papers for Charles Cameron is available on-line Medals are in GVF condition
1914/15 Trio And Memorial Plaque To The East Surrey Regiment 1914/15 trio 10112 PTE C H HUCKLEBRIDGE E SUR R Memorial Plaque CHARLES HENRY HUCKLEBRIDGE Charles Henry Hucklebridge was born and enlisted in Bath Somerset, he served in WW1 with the !st battalion East Surrey Regiment and was killed in action on the 29th of July 1916, he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial Somme
1914/15 trio And Memorial Plaque To The Essex Regt 1914/15 Trio and Memorial Plaque 17033 PTE-SJT F PEAD ESSEX R Memorial Plaque FREDERICK PEAD Sgt Frederick Pead from Romford served with the 9th Essex Regiment and was killed in action on the 6th of April 1918 . he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial France
1914/15 Trio And Memorial Plaque To The NZEF 1914/15 trio 8/2467 SJT A ROSS NZEF Memorial Plaque ANDREW ROSS Andrew Ross from Kirkintilloch Scotland was killed in action on the 29th of July 1916 at Armentieres France, he is buried in the Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery France
1914/15 Trio And Memorial Plaque To The Royal Navy 1914/15 trio K25378 W HUGHES STO 2 RN on star , K25378 W HUGHES PO 1 RN on pair Memorial Plaque WILLIAM HUGHES William Hughes was aged 19 and from Wrexham, he was killed in action aboard HMS Flirt during the Battle of the Dover Straits on the 26th of October 1916. The Battle of Dover Strait occurred on 26–27 October 1916 . Two and a half flotillas of German torpedo boats from the Flanders Flotilla launched a raid into the Dover Strait in an attempt to disrupt the Dover Barrage and destroy whatever Allied shipping could be found in the strait. Upon approaching the barrage, the German torpedo boats were challenged by the British destroyer HMS Flirt and an engagement broke out. The Germans were able to destroy Flirt and successfully assault the barrage′s drifters, but were once more engaged when a flotilla of British destroyers was sent to repel them. The Germans were able to fight off the additional British units before successfully withdrawing. By the end of the night, the British had lost one destroyer, a transport, and several drifters while the Germans themselves suffered only minor damage to a single torpedo boat. Medals with original ribbons and in NEF condition
1914/15 trio And Plaque To The RNR,KIA aged 17 At The Battle of Noordhinder bank 1915 1914/15 trio A5946 A LOWNIE SMN RNR ( LOWIE ON PAIR) Memorial Plaque ANDREW LOWNIE KIA aboard HMT Columbine on the 1st of May 1915, aged 17 from Gourdie in Scotland, a photo in uniform with obituary appears in the Dundee Evening Telegraph on the 6th of May 1915 On the 1st of May 1915, two German seaplanes reported a squadron of four trawlers off Noordhinder Bank. One of the seaplanes was forced to make an emergency landing and Korvettekapitan Schoeman was dispatched with boats SMS A2 and A6 to rescue the seaplane's crew and destroy the trawlers. While patrolling off the Galloper lightship near Goodwin Sands, HMS Recruit was sunk by the German submarine UB-6. Brazen, Recruit's consort as well as the four trawlers the German seaplanes had spotted, began searching for Recruit's attacker. A2 and A6 caught the trawlers off the Noordhinder Bank at 15:00. The trawlers Columbia, Barbados, Chirsit and Miura were under the command of Lieutenant Sir James Domville on Barbados. Armed with a 3-pounder gun each, the trawlers were out-gunned by the German torpedo boats, which were both armed with two torpedo tubes as well as a 4-pounder gun As soon as the trawlers were spotted by Schoeman's boats, they were engaged. Rather than flee, Domville tried to fight his way out. A2 and A6 both made torpedo runs against the trawlers but of the four torpedoes launched, only one hit its target, sinking Columbia and killing Domville. Barbados rammed A6, damaging it enough that the Germans decided to withdraw from the action. Before withdrawing, the Germans managed to rescue a lieutenant and two deckhands from Columbia making them prisoners of war. The trawlers had alerted Harwich Force and a squadron of four Laforey-class destroyers were dispatched to rescue the trawlers. The squadron consisted of HMS Laforey, Lawford, Leonidas and Lark from Harwich Force and managed to gain sight of the German boats soon after arriving on the scene. Equally out-gunned as the trawlers previous, the German boats attempted to make for the safety of the Flanders coast, pursued by the British destroyers.Once the British managed to catch up to the torpedo boats, they were engaged in a running fight that lasted nearly an hour. By the end, both torpedo boats were destroyed with many of the Germans, including the new commander of the Flanders Flotilla, going down with their ships, while the British destroyers had no casualties When the battle ended, British losses included Columbia sunk, Barbados damaged. Columbia suffered 16 dead, with only one surviving deckhand being recovered after the action. The Germans lost A2 and A6 along with 13 killed (including Schoemann) and 46 captured. Controversy erupted after it was discovered from the captured Germans, that the three men taken from the sinking Columbia, had been locked away below decks on one of the torpedo boats and left to die, when the German vessel started to sink. The Germans reported that they did not have enough time to get to the British prisoners and barely were able to escape the sinking hulk themselves. The battle showed Schroeder the severe limitations of the "A"-class torpedo boats, they were too poorly armed for raiding and the boats were relegated to coastal patrol. The defeat at Noordhinder allowed Schroeder's pleas for reinforcements to finally be heard by the German admiralty and he was reinforced by heavier vessels. The next engagement involving an "A"-class torpedo boat reinforced the perception that the class was too weak for service and several new boats were put in reserve, when larger and more capable boats were transferred to the Flanders Flotilla
1914/15 Trio And RFR Lsgc To a Seaman Wounded At Ostend And served Q Ships 1914/15 trio J11393 W C HILLS AB RN RFR Lsgc ( Geo V ) J11393 ( CH.B.15624) W C HILLS AB RFR William Charles Hills was born in Gravesend in Kent in 1895 , he joined the navy in 1913 and served in various ships including from september 1916 to december 1917 on Hms Viola , otherwise know as the q ship Q14 , he also served on Hms Warwick from march to june 1918 and would have served on board when his ship took part in the Zeebrugge raid . He was still on board and was wounded when the Warwick hit a mine during the Ostend raid May 1918, his full service papers are available on-line Medals are unmounted with original ribbons and are in NEF condition
1914/15 Trio And RFR LSGC To The Royal Navy MID 1914/15 trio ( MID ) 218259 F J GROVES AB RN RFR LSGC ( Geo V ) 218259 POB 8251 F J GROVES AB RFR Frederick James Groves from Lewes in Sussex enlisted into the Royal Navy aged 16 in 1904, he served in WW1 with Torpedo boats until January 1917 when he joined HMS Royalist and served aboard her until 1919, he was mentioned in despatches in the London Gazette of the 17th of May 1918 for services aboard HMS Royalist Medals with original ribbons and in NEF condition, MID oak leaf is small sew on type
1914/15 Trio And Temperance Medal To a Jutland Casualty 1914 / 15 Trio K2579 J H STRAWBRIDGE SPO RN Royal Naval Temp Society medal with Three Year top bar and Hon Agent ribbon bar Stoker Petty Officer John Henry Strawbridge a timber yard labourer from Bristol joined the navy aged 18 in 1909, he was killed in action aboard HMS Indefatigable at the battle of Jutland 31st of May 1916 , his full service papers are available on-line On 31 May 1916, the 2nd BCS consisted of New Zealand (flagship of Rear-Admiral William Pakenham) and Indefatigable.18 The squadron was assigned to Admiral Beatty\'s Battlecruiser Fleet which had put to sea to intercept a sortie by the High Seas Fleet into the North Sea. The British were able to decode the German radio messages and left their bases before the Germans put to sea. Admiral Franz von Hipper\'s battlecruisers spotted the Battlecruiser Fleet to their west at 3:20 p.m., but Beatty\'s ships did not spot the Germans to their east until 3:30. Two minutes later, he ordered a course change to east south-east to position himself astride the German\'s line of retreat and called his ships\' crews to action stations. He also ordered the 2nd BCS, which had been leading, to fall in astern of the 1st BCS. Hipper ordered his ships to turn to starboard, away from the British, to assume a south-easterly course, and to reduce speed to 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph) to allow three light cruisers of the 2nd Scouting Group to catch up. With this turn Hipper was falling back on the High Seas Fleet, then about 60 miles (97 km) behind him. Around this time Beatty altered course to the east as it was quickly apparent that he was still too far north to cut off Hipper.19 This began what was to be called the \"Run to the South\" as Beatty changed course to steer east south-east at 3:45, paralleling Hipper\'s course, now that the range closed to under 18,000 yards (16,000 m). The Germans opened fire first at 3:48, followed by the British. The British ships were still in the process of making their turn as only the two leading ships, Lion and Princess Royal, had steadied on their course when the Germans opened fire. The British formation was echeloned to the right with Indefatigable in the rear and furthest to the west, and New Zealand ahead of her and slightly further east. The German fire was accurate from the beginning, but the British overestimated the range as the German ships blended into the haze. Indefatigable aimed at Von der Tann and New Zealand targeted Moltke while remaining unengaged herself. By 3:54, the range was down to 12,900 yards (11,800 m) and Beatty ordered a course change two points to starboard to open up the range at 3:57. Around 4:00, Indefatigable was hit around the rear turret by two or three shells from Von der Tann. She fell out of formation to starboard and started sinking towards the stern and listing to port. Her magazines exploded at 4:03 after more hits, one on the forecastle and another on the forward turret. Smoke and flames gushed from the forward part of the ship and large pieces were thrown 200 feet (61.0 m) into the air. The most likely cause of her loss was a deflagration or low-order explosion in \'X\' magazine that blew out her bottom and severed the steering control shafts, followed by the explosion of her forward magazines from the second volley. Von der Tann fired only fifty-two 28 cm (11 in) shells at Indefatigable before she exploded. Of her crew of 1,019, only three survived. While still in the water, two survivors found Indefatigable\'s captain, C. F. Sowerby, who was badly wounded and died before they could be rescued. Two survivors, Able Seaman Frederick Arthur Gordon Elliott and Leading Signalman Charles Farmer, were rescued by the German torpedo boat S16. A third survivor, Signalman John Bowyer, was picked up by another unknown German ship. He was incorrectly reported as a crew member from HMS Nestor in \"The Times\" on 24 June 1916
1914/15 Trio To a Capt Cold Gds/Guards Machine Gun Regt 1914/15 Trio 2 LIEUT-CAPT F M FISHER C GDS Frederick Melton Fisher was educated at Westminster School from 1907 to 1912 and Christ College Oxford from 1912 , he was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards in December 1914 and served with the Machine Gun Guards from July 1915, he is listed in the Oxford University roll of service as serving in the Coldstream guards attached Guards Machine Gun Regiment and as being listed as wounded 24/9/16 ( attached trench mortar battery ) and again 1/10/16 Medals with original ribbons and boxes of issue and in EF condition
1914/15 trio To a Submariner With Silver Wound Badge 1914/15 trio to K2211 A G TOMLINSON STO1 RN with silver wound badge numbered RN4351 Albert George Tomlinson from Stepney London joined the RN in 1909 and served in various ships until may 1915 when he joined the submarine service, serving in Hms Dolphin, Hms Maidstone and Hms Titania before being injured in an accident at Wallsend shipyard in early March 1916, he was invalided out of the service in December 1916 ,his service papers are available on-line Medals with original ribbons and in NEF condition silver wound badge has a solder repair to the catch
1914/15 trio To An Officer In The KOSB, Entitled To CMG And DSO 1914/15 Trio MAJOR G S D FORBES CMG DSO K O SCO BORD on star MAJOR G S D FORBES on pair Major Gordon Stewart Drummond Forbes 7th KOSB, son of General Sir John Forbes GCB and Lady Forbes of Inverarnon Aberdeenshire , died of wounds in France on the 21st of July 1915 . He served throughout the Matabeleland campaign of 1896 on Colonel Plumer's staff, then on Colonel Spreckley's staff at the Battle of Umyussa .During the Boer War he served with Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry and was awarded the DSO for gallantry at Spion Kop on the 24th of January 1900 , he was awarded the CMG in 1910 as a member of the Legislative Council Rhodesia Together with an original postcard sized photo of Major Forbes in uniform Major Forbes earlier medals, DSO, BSA medal, QSA , KSA were sold in Spinks in the 1990's Victory medal has been cleaned on the edge with a lightly abrasive material that has lifted the medal varnish but the naming is perfectly ok, slight edge knock to the victory medal, otherwise medals are in NEF condition
1914/15 trio To An Officer In The RNR, MID For N Russia 1914/15 trio ( MID ) ASST PAYR-PAYR LT J A FLETCHER RNR James Alfred Fletcher first served with No 1 special service squadron from 1915 transferring to No 9 special service squadron , he was with HMS Colleen until mid 1916 to complete the work of the special service squadron after which he joined HMS Osmanieh and was serving aboard her until she was sunk on the 17th of December 1917 Osmanieh under the command of 38-year-old Lieutenant Commander David Richard Mason with soldiers and medical personnel left Southampton and set a course for Alexandria with a stopover in the southern Italian port city of Taranto. Taranto was reached on 28 December and Alexandria on 31 December. Even before the harbour entrance, the steamer was struck amidships on the starboard side at the position 31°10′8″N 29°48′3″E by a naval mine from a minefield left a few days earlier by the German submarine SM UC-34 commanded by Oberleutnant zur See Horst Obermueller. The ship sank in five to seven minutes, killing 209 people, including Lt. Commander Mason, two ship officers, 21 crew members, a Royal Navy officer, 166 other ranks and the eight nurses of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service He returned to England in May 1918 and served in Kingstown and Bridgend before serving with the Royal Navy in Russia , for his service in Russia he was Mentioned in Despatches in the London Gazette dated the 8th of March 1920 , the recommendation is as follows " the duties of Pay Lt Fletcher at Popoff Island have been of such a varied and exacting nature that I beg to submit and to recommend that his services may receive recognition in some form or other In addition to his duties as secretary in which he has been invaluable to me . He has been responsible for the rationing and paying of the whole staff including the Russian stevedores and during the entire season not a single hitch has occurred. He has also done all the cyphering and coding himself , he has often worked during the night rather than risk any mistakes being made by writers who have had little experience of naval routine and accounts" A very unusual MID for a very unusual place ! Popof Island being an island in the Shumagin Islands south of mainland Alaska Medal with original ribbons and in GVF condition
1914/15 Trio To An Officer Liverpool Regt ( Pals Battn ) KIA 1914/15 Trio M2-051736 PTE F J MACKIE ASC - 2.LIEUT 2 Lieut Frank James Mackie from Peterhead was commissioned into the 19th Battalion Liverpool Regiment and was killed in action on the 29th of May 1917 aged 28. He is buried in the Vlamerthinghe Military Cemetery Belgium Medals are in NEF condition
1914/15 trio To An Officer R Scots / A&SH Sev Wounded 1914/15 trio 2269 PTE - 2.LIEUT J D DAVIDSON R SCOTS ( On Star ) John Dewar Davidson from Edinburgh enlisted into the 9th ( highland ) battalion The Royal Scots in September 1914, he went to France in February 1915 and was severely wounded on the 23rd of April 1915, he received a gunshot wound through the buttock and suffered shell shock, he spent over 6 months in hospital and on recovering was commissioned into the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders , A good portrait photo of Davidson appears in the Edinburgh Evening Dispatch April 1915 ( copy included) together with copy officers service papers
1914/15 Trio To Gordons/ Gas Coy Re Gassed 1st Day Somme 1914/15 Trio 11006 PTE J GRANT GORD HIGHS Together with original discharge certificate and character certificate which states " conduct very satisfactory he was gassed on active service in July 1916" James Grant from Huntly Aberdeenshire enlisted in 1915 aged 19 into the Gordon Highlanders, he later transferred as 129595 Pioneer Special Gas Brigade Royal Engineers and was gassed on the 1st day of the Battle of the Somme 1st of July 1916. his service papers are available on-line and are a harrowing read ,After being arrested for desertion he attempted suicide by cutting his own throat , he is shown as being exposed to drifting gas for 10 minutes on the 1st of July, resulting in gas poisoning, the effects of which he suffered for years, Finally being discharged from a mental hospital in 1920 Medals mounted as originally worn and in VF condition
1914/15 Trio to The 9th ( Highland) Bn The Royal Scots KIA 1914/15 trio to 350884 PTE R W TAYLOR R SCOTS Robert Watt Taylor was born and enlisted in Edinburgh he served with the 9th ( highland) battalion the royal Scots and was killed in action on the 9th of April 1917, the first day of the Battle of Arras Medals with original ribbons and in NEF condition
1914/15 trio to The RFC Twice MID 1914/15 Trio 6533 2AM - SGT H LOVELOCK RFC Mentioned in Despatches in the London Gazette of the 20th of May 1918 as Sergt RAF and again in the London Gazette of the 8th of July 1919 as Sergt RAF Full service papers are available on-line which confirm his entitlement to a silver wound badge and kings certificate Medals mounted on single safety pins as worn with small MID oakleaf on the 1914/15 star ribbon , all in NEF condition
1914/15 Trio To The Royal Navy Taken POW 1914/15 trio K10467 C H WHITE STO1 RN Charles Henry White from Bermondsey London joined the Royal Navy as a 20 year old in 1911, he served on various ships and was taken prisoner of war when HMS Maori was sunk on the 7th of May 1915, he was held in a POW camp in Cellelanger Germany until the armistice Hms Maori,an F class destroyer, Lt-Cdr or Cdr Benjamin Barrow, with sister ship Crusader (Lt-Cdr Maxwell) was reconnoitring the Belgian coast between Hayst and Blankenberge, and laying marks in preparation for a shoot by the battleship Venerable. Conditions at the time were misty. At 1515 steaming South East at 18 knots in low water, Maori was mined under the starboard quarter,she was later believed hit by German shore-fire and sank around 1600, 2 miles NW of Weilingen near Zeebrugge . The crew got away in their boats, Crusader lowered a boat but retired because of the intense shore fire, and left her boat behind; no lives were lost in Maori, 7 officers and 87 ratings reached shore to become POW's, Crusader's boat crew were also taken prisoner Medals with original tatty shortened ribbons with contact marks and in NVF condition
1914/15 Trio With Memorial Plaque To The Liverpool Regiment 1914/15 Trio 267902 ( on star ) 14616 ( on Pair ) PTE R HALLIDAY L'POOL R Memorial Plaque RUSSELL HALLIDAY Russell Halliday 7th Liverpool Regiment was KIA on the 20th of September 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium
1914/15 Trio With MID To a Captain In The S Lancs Regt 1914/15 Trio 2/LIEUT W P S TRUMAN S LANC R ( CAPT on pair ) with original MID oakleaf on Victory Medal ribbon Medals mounted as originally worn on tatty ribbons and in VF condition
1914/15 trio, Memorial Plaque And Memorial Scroll To An RAF Officer DOW 1914/15 Trio 305 CPL W DIXON ASC on star 2/LIEUT W DIXON RAF on pair Memorial Plaque WILLIAM DIXON Memorial Scroll 2/LIEUT WILLIAM DIXON SEAFORTH HIGHRS ATT 25TH SQN ROYAL AIR FORCE 2/ Lieut William Dixon was wounded in action on the 8th of June 1918 whilst acting as an observer in a 25 squadron patrol, he died of his wounds on the 28th of June 1918 and is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery France, He was 23 years of age and a native of Birmingham . One month earlier , on the 8th of May , whilst on a patrol in a DH4 piloted by Lieut Pugh MC their aircraft encountered six enemy aircraft , they shot down one, possibly two, as the following combat report describes " on crossing into enemy territory towards Thorout , six enemy machines were observed flying in pairs. Owing to mist and to the fact that we were flying into the sun, it was not possible to determine if they were EA. on approaching Thorout the leader of the formation fired a white light and attacked our machine on the right and in the rear, thereby disclosing their identity. My observer fired about 25-30 rounds into the nearest machine, about 70 yards away, and this machine went down out of control. After a few more rounds the observers gun jammed ( return spring ) . Lieut Pugh manoeuvred the machine over the top of the formation until the observers gun was in action again. The leader of the EA followed close on our machine , when I turned and allowed my observer to fire a burst of about 50-60 rounds into him and the EA went down enveloped in smoke and flame. On coming out of the dive I found we were in the middle of 3 EA again, but another white light was fired by EA and they closed in and dived away to the South East signed J E PUGH , pilot and W DIXON observer Medals with original sun faded ribbons and in NEF condition
A Four Bar GSM To The Royal Artillery GSM four bars Palestine 1945-48 , Malaya, Cyprus, Near East 14451522 GNR E WARWICK RA A very scarce four bar GSM. This medal was purchased a number of years ago from a small provincial auction in Canada Medal is in NEF condition
A Military Cross Group Of Eight Awarded For 1914 Military Cross ( GeoV) reverse engraved 21042 M S M TOM D HOPPER ASC 5TH CAV BDE S C 1914, 1914 star and original bar M-21042 MECH S MJR T D HOPPER ASC British war and Victory medals ( MID ) QM & CAPT T D HOPPER Defence medal War medal Coronation medal 1911, Coronation medal 1937 Mechanist Sergt Major Tom D Hopper was awarded the Military Cross in the London Gazette of the 1st of January 1915, he was mentioned in dispatches in the London Gazette of the 19th of October 1914 This is a very scarce Military Cross group awarded to a non commissioned officer in the first ever gazetting of the award in January 1915 , for services in 1914 with the 5th Cavalry Brigade Supply Column Army Service Corps ,also an early mention in dispatches for 1914. Very little research has been carried out on this very long serving soldier who seemed to have served at least 30 years but probably much longer Medals are mounted as originally worn and are in GVF condition
A QSA Six Bars Including Talana To The Royal Field Artillery taken POW QSA six bars, Talana, Defence of Ladysmith, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Laing's Nek, SA 1901 15307 DVR A GOFF RFA Arthur Goff an 18 year old Milkman from Dereham In Norfolk enlisted into the Royal Field Artillery in 1896, He served in South Africa until October 1901 He was taken prisoner of war at Blood River Poort on the 17th of September 1901 whilst serving with the 69th battery Royal Field Artillery. Two Guns of 69th battery RFA were lost at the disastrous action at Blood River Poort on the 17th of September 1901, 35 men of the battery were taken prisoner and Lieut Price-Davies of the KRRC was awarded the Victoria Cross for attempting to save the guns Medal is in NVF condition, slightly polished and with a few edge knocks
A QSA To The South African Light Horse , Died Of Wounds 1900 QSA one bar Natal 1645 TPR A BAKER S A LT HORSE Trooper A Baker South African Light Horse died of wounds at Ladysmith on the 21st of April 1900
A Very Scarce GSM Malaya To The Cameron Highlanders GSM one bar Malaya ( Eliz II ) 23296052 PTE H WRIGHT CAMERONS a very scarce medal to the Cameron Highlanders , the regiment not being present during the Malaya campaign Medal with original ribbon in box of issue and in EF condition
A WW1 Mercantile Marine POW group British War Medal and Mercantile Marine Medal HUBERT J T HOLLAND Five BRCS Proficiency Medals with various bars including first aid in chemical warfare 1938, administration and organisation 1937 1939, red cross first aid 1937 1939 1940, anti-gas training instructor arps, red cross nursing, also with BRCS 3 years service medal, BRCS county of Northumberland medal and BRCS hon life members badge Hubert J T Holland from Dulwich in London was serving as second officer of the steamship Brecknockshire when he was taken POW on the 15th of February 1917 and later interned in Germany The Royal Mail Steam Packet Company's vessel Brecknockshire (master, Mr. J. G. A. Mackenzie) had left Liverpool on January 24th for Rio de Janeiro, and it was when she arrived at a position 1,200 miles south of the Equator and some hundreds of miles east of the usual trade route, upon the course prescribed by the Admiralty, that at about 3 o'clock in the afternoon Captain Mackenzie sighted a steamer almost directly ahead of him; the two vessels were roughly some 490 miles E. by N. (true) from Cape Frio, Brazil. Being suspicious of the stranger's character. Captain Mackenzie altered his course so as to place the new-comer astern of him, at the same time ordering full speed. Soon afterwards a shell passed over the Brecknockshire, followed by others which fell increasingly near the ship, and Captain Mackenzie, realising that he was hopelessly outgunned and outranged, had no alternative but to stop. When about three miles distant, the approaching vessel hoisted the British Ensign and signalled " Stop instantly! " and " Want coal immediately." For a few moments Captain Mackenzie believed that the vessel chasing him might, after all, be a British cruiser in disguise, needing coal. But, when half a mile distant, the true character of the approaching vessel became clear; she dropped her bulwarks, revealing her full armament, and broke the German Naval Ensign, at the same time hoisting a signal to the effect that Captain Mackenzie must prepare to abandon his ship. He had succeeded in sinking all confidential papers and had got out his boats before a boarding-party from the Mowe drew alongside. The officer in charge ordered the crew of the Brecknockshire to proceed at once on board the raider in their own boats. Having searched the ship and removed a considerable amount of stores, bombs were placed on board and Captain Mackenzie was directed to leave in the last of the German boats. Soon after leaving the Brecknockshire, the bombs were exploded and, while Captain Mackenzie was interviewing the Mowers commander on the bridge of the latter vessel, he saw his own ship sinking by the bows Statement of fireman W H Chatterton On 24th January 1917, I joined the Royal Mail Steamship "Brecknockshire" at Liverpool as a fireman. I shipped in the name of William Crompton. I had signed on to go to sea in the steamship "Desna" on the 28th November 1916, but did not sail in her as my grandfather had died. for this reason I joined the "Brecknockshire" under another name. The "Brecknockshire" was bound for Rio de Janeiro with a cargo of coal. On 15th February 1917, when we were about 500 miles from Rio de Janeiro the "Brecknockshire" was captured by the German steamship "Moewe". The crew of the "Brecknockshire" were taken off to the "Moewe." We had no time to get any clothes and went off with just what we stood in. I had just come off watch before our ship was captured, and had nothing on except a pair of trousers and a singlet and had no time to get any further clothes before being taken off to the "Moewe." After we left the "Brecknockshire" the vessel was sunk. As it was undecided whether the "Moewe" would take us into a German port as prisoners or into a neutral port, we were asked to sign papers stating that on our word of honour we would not take up arms against Germany nor go to sea again during the war. We signed the papers. W were confined in the lower holds and were kept there all the time, except for half an-hour in the early morning, and half-an-hour at night. The hold was lighted by a few electric lights, but was badly ventilated and we suffered very much from the heat. A latrine was provided in the hold, but it was very insanitary and the smell was very bad. There were about 17 wounded sailors among the prisoners, some being badly wounded. There was only one surgeon on the "Moewe," who bandaged the wounded when they came on board and set broken limbs. He came round every day and attended to the wounded. He did the best he could, but had too much to do, as, in addition to the prisoners, he had to attend to the crew of the "Moewe." The first fortnight we were given four big sailors' biscuits per day. We were also given soup in the middle of the day and tea in the morning and at night. After the first fortnight the biscuits were stopped and we got two plates of rice daily, one in the morning and one in the evening, but no tea or soup and only condensed water, which was really unfit to drink. The food was insufficient and we suffered from hunger. In other respects we were well treated and I have no complaint to make with the behaviour of the officers and crew of the "Moewe." On the voyage to Germany, two of the prisoners died, one of dropsy and one of consumption. The "Moewe" captured and sank other vessels after the "Brecknockshire" and had at the end of her operations about 588 prisoners SMS Möwe (German: Seagull) was a merchant raider of the Imperial German Navy which operated against Allied shipping during World War I. Disguised as a neutral cargo ship to enable it to get close to targets, the Möwe was effective at commerce raiding In three raiding voyages Möwe captured and sank 40 ships, grossing in excess of 180,000 GRT. She also laid mines which accounted for two more ships and a capital warship. This made her the most successful German raider in either the First or the Second World War. In 1917 the imperial Bild- und Filmamt in Berlin produced Graf Dohna und seine Möwe, one of the best-known propaganda films of World War I. The distributor was Paul Davidson; part of the production the Projektions-AG »Union« (PAGU), Berlin. The film was first released on 2 May 1917 in the Deutsches Opernhaus (Deutsche Oper Berlin) in Berlin.
Africa General Service Medal To a Doctor AGS, One bar, S Nigeria 1905-06. DR F B THOMPSON S .N.REGT. A scarce medal to a doctor Medal with original ribbon and is in GVF condition
Air Crew Europe Star An Air Crew Europe Star unnamed as issued Medal with original ribbon and in toned NEF condition
An Iraq/Afghanistan Medal Pair To The Scots Iraq Medal no bar 25206090 PTE A J GEORGE SCOTS OSM one bar Afghanistan PTE A J GEORGE SCOTS 25206090 Iraq Medal on single mounting pin as worn, OSM Afghanistan Medal in box of issue, OSM has an edge bump otherwise NEF condition
An MBE Group Of Six To a Titled Nurse with Photo Album And badges MBE, ( Civil) second type , unnamed, Serving Sister of the Order of St John, unnamed, Jubilee Medal 1935, Coronation Medal 1937, Voluntary Medical Service Medal with bar LADY ( NANCY VERA ) BROWN. BRCS ww1 war service medal , unnamed, Proficiency in Red Cross Nursing medal 1919 , 6247 N V OLIVER BRCS 10 year service badge 4799 N OLIVER BRCS service badge numbered 17683 Together with an original photo album containing approx 100 photo of the recipients life in India, including group photos, temples, boating, parties etc and a second album showing 1937 Coronation Celebrations at Triefinopoly May 1937 , including Lady Brown's husband Sir J B Brown District Collector inspecting a police parade MBE London Gazette 1st of January 1946 Nancy Vera Mrs Brown for Social and Nursing Services Madras. Formerly Nancy Vera Oliver before marrying. Her husband later became Sir James Birch Brown CSI, CIE
An MC / MM Group Of Five To The Cameron Highlanders Military Cross, unnamed, Military Medal ( Geo V ) 7821 SJT J HOGG 1/CAM'N HIGHS 1914/15 Trio 7821 SJT J HOGG CAM'N HIGHRS - 2.LIEUT John Hogg was born in Winchburgh West Lothian in 1887, he enlisted into the 2nd Cameron Highlanders in February 1907. In WW1 he is shown in the battalion honours and awards book as recommended for the DCM as follows " when on the march from Hooge to Verlorenhoek on the 3rd of May 1915, under heavy shell fire he brought in under cover Lieut Hussey-Macpherson 2nd Cameron Highlanders also Sergt Cunningham 2nd Cameron Highlanders who were both severely wounded. As it turned out John Hogg's recommendation for a DCM was not successful , though a sequel to this event was reported in the West Lothian Courier on the 1st of October 1915- " Sergt John Hogg 2nd Cameron Highlanders , whose parents live at Niddry, Winchburgh has just received the gift of a gold wristlet watch from one of his officers in recognition of an act of bravery " somewhere in France ", The officer Mr L.F. Hussey Macpherson had been wounded on the 5th of May ( sic) last, and Sergt Hogg carried him from the firing line to a place of safety and also bandaged his wounds. Writing from Grosvenor Gardens, London SW , under date 16th September the officer says-" Dear Sergt Hogg, I am sending you a small watch with very many thanks for getting me under cover and bandaging me up the night I was hit. It was really awfully kind of you, and I am very sorry I have never written to you before, but I never heard myself what had happened for a good long time, till Mr Gemmell told me, and then I was unable to find out where you were to thank you, I believe you are at Invergordon , and were hit yourself sometime afterwards. I hope you were not seriously damaged , and are quite strong now...With very many thanks for all you did for me on the 5th of May, your truly L F Hussey Macpherson. The gold watch which is of neat design, and has illuminated figures and hands bears the following inscription- J Hogg May 5th 1915 " Verloren Hoek" from L F H M . Sergt Hogg was himself wounded on May 7th at Hooge being hit in the shoulder by shrapnel, and was at home at the beginning of August. He is now at Invergordon acting as a physical drill instructor Sergt Hogg returned to the Western Front in December 1915 and was posted to the 1st Cameron Highlanders. His award of the MM appeared in the London Gazette of the 14th of September 1916 - with this particular issue being devoted to non-immediate and retrospective awards. Almost certainly , therefore, this MM was given in recognition of his bravery in rescuing , and tending to, Lieut Hussey-Macpherson and Sergt Cunningham on the 3rd of May 1915. John Hogg was wounded for a second time , during the Battle of the Somme on the 22nd of September 1916, receiving a gun shot wound to the left foot . Following an operation in France he returned to England on the 29th of September. John Hogg returned to France in March 1917 and remained until July 1917 when he returned to the UK to train for a commission. On the 9th of January 2nd Lieut John Hogg joined the 1st Cameron Highlanders on the Western Front , he was attached for a period to the Machine Gun Corps but returned to the 1st Cameron Highlanders and was awarded the Military Cross at the Battle of Epehy on the 18th of September 1918, the citation being published in the London Gazette of the 8th of March 1919 " For great gallantry and determined leadership,On the 18th of September at the attack on Berthancourt his platoon was in the first attacking wave. It suffered many casualties , but he led it forward and secured his first objective. At this point he re-organised his own platoon and others in the vicinity who were without leaders, , and, by his fine example and leadership , gained his second objective. his conduct throughout was most inspiring to his men. On the 23rd of September the 1st Cameron Highlanders received orders to move back to billets in Vermand, but the Germans shelled the support position heavily with gas and John Hogg was wounded for a third time There are photos available of John Hogg that have been placed on-line by his family. They include photos in his sergeants and officers uniform Research indicates that this is probably a unique combination of gallantry medals to an officer in the Cameron Highlanders who won both awards with the regiment, there are 4 other officers with this combination but all receive their MM in other units before being commissioned into the Cameron Highlanders a very attractive gallantry group to a regiment where due to the small number of battalions who served overseas ( nine in total) gallantry awards are seldom seen Medals are unmounted and in GVF condition Bank transfer or cheque is the preferred payment method for this item
Army LSGC ( Eliz II ) To The 4/7th DG Army LSGC ( Eliz II ) 23875011 CPL A D GILL 4/7 DG Medal is mounted as worn on single mounting pin and is in dark toned NEF condition
Army LSGC ( Geo VI ) To The Royal Scots Army LSGC ( Geo VI ) 3044468 PTE J JOHNSTON R SCOTS Medal is in NEF condition
Boer War / WW1 Group Of Four With Memorial Plaque QSA four bars Orange Free State , Transvaal, SA01, SA02 23051 PTE A H WALKER 66TH COY IMP YEO Tribute from Yorkshire Boer War tribute Medal reverse 3rd Yorkshire Imperial yeomanry 1901-1902 23051 PPT A H WALKER , British War and Victory Medals DM2-118425 PTE A H WALKER ASC Memorial Plaque ALFRED HENRY WALKER Alfred Henry Walker a 24 year old provisions trader from York enlisted into the 66th company imperial yeomanry for service in the Boer War on the 24th of January 1901, he having previously served with the Yorkshire Hussars for 1 year. He died in Belgium aged 43 on the 19th of February 1919 whilst serving with the mechanical transport section of the ASC and is buried in Charleroi war cemetery , at the date of death he is shown as the husband of Sarah walker of Wortley Leeds, his boer war service papers are available on-line Drill holes in memorial plaque at 12 and 6 o'clock, small overstamp on second letter of rank on the tribute medal otherwise medals are in GVF condition
British War Medal To RNVR KIA On a Q Ship British War Medal CZ 7389 R MONTGOMERY AB RNVR Reginald Montgomery from Bridge of Don Aberdeenshire was KIA aboard Hms Begonia ( Q10) on the 6th of October 1917 The following is a possible explanation for the loss of the Q ship HMS Begonia HMS Begonia was a regular warship, not a conversion. She was one of the "Flower-Q", sloops designed to foster the appearance of a freighter (like the French Amiens class of WWI). Officially she sank due to an explosion of undetermined origin with no survivors while cruising off Casablanca. That night, U 151 was cruising in the area, her lookouts reported seeing a "destroyer" charging her and the Captain dived, but the boat was still only at periscope depth when an impact was felt. This was followed by a heavy explosion and on surfacing it was found that there was considerable damage to deck casing abaft the CT. U 151 was able to continue on patrol. It is believed the collision ripped the bottom off Begonia and either a boiler explosion or friction which caused the explosion of ammunition in the magazine may have caused her immediate sinking. It is also likely some DCs exploded and killed any swimmers in the area. Medal with original ribbon and is in NEF condition
British War Medal To The RM , KIA 1914 British War Medal PO 15550 PTE A THOMPSON RMLI Arthur Thompson from Rotherham enlisted into the Royal Marines in 1903 , he was awarded the Royal Humane Society Bronze medal and Certificate in 1911 and was killed aboard HMS Bulwark in November 1914 Medal is in NEF condition
Canada General Service medal To The Royal Artillery Canada General Service Medal one bar Fenian Raids 1866 , officially engraved 1501 GNR J STEELE RA Medal is dark toned with original frayed ribbon , one slight edge knock otherwise in GVF condition
CBE Group Of Eight To a Brigadier In The Royal Signals CBE neck badge Military ( 2nd type) IGS two bars North West Frontier 1930-31 Mohmand 1933 LIEUT J C HARDY R SIGNALS 1939-45 star Africa star Italy star Defence medal War medal ( MID ) 1953 Coronation medal John Chambers Hardy was awarded the CBE in 1958 as a brigadier late Royal Signals , he was mentioned in dispatches twice in WW2, London Gazette 30th of december 1941 and 15th of December 1942 both as Major ( a Lt Col ) Royal Signals, for service in the Middle East He is noted as the eldest son of The Rev Hardy , rector of Killyman, Dungannon , Northern Ireland . He played rugby for Yorkshire and the Army A very scarce 2 clasp IGS to the British army, particularly with the Mohmand 1933 bar , both bars are verified on medal rolls Medals are mounted as originally worn on wearing pin, Mohmand 1933 bar is loose on ribbon, CBE neck badge separate, medals in NEF condition
Crimea Medal two bars To The Cold Gds Crimea Medal two bars Alma Sebastopol PTE J BROOKS COLDM GDS Medal engraved in Hunt and Roskill style, both bars confirmed on medal roll Medal without ribbon with edge contacting obscuring the last part of gds in the naming otherwise in dark toned NVF condition
CSM One Bar Borneo To a Casualty In The R Signals CSM one bar Borneo 22772473 CPL J R FROGGATT R SIGS Cpl Froggatt died on the 27th of October 1964 and is buried in Kranchi War Cemetery Singapore his cause of death is unknown to me Medal is in NEF condition
Efficiency Medal ( Geo V ) Bar India To The Punjab Light Horse Efficiency Medal bar India ( Geo V ) SJT R MCLELLAN PUNJAB L H AFI Medal is in NEF condition
Gold Presentation Mining Medal for Pit Accident A Gold presentation medal, the front engraved with the initials GM , the reverse engraved FROM THE FIFE COAL CO LIM 20TH JANUARY 1917 GEORGE MUIR Serious Pit Accident In Fife - Results in Two Men Losing Their Lives And Three Others Sustaining Severe Injuries - One of the most serious mining accidents that has occurred in West Fife for some years took place at No. 7 Pit Cowdenbeath, belonging to the Fife Coal Company, on Saturday.( 20th January 1917) The pit has been in use for forty years, and with view to its further development the shaft has been under reconstruction during the past twelve months. Four men - Andrew Scott, Park Street; George Muir Foulford Road; James Newton Moss-side Road; and Edward M'Cafferty Lochore - were engaged in the shaft on Saturday and prior to going to the surface at breakfast time they fired a number of shots for the purpose of breaking up the stone necessary for the widening of the shaft. On descending to their working place in the kettle they began to clear away the loose material. Newton had just stepped from the kettle onto the ledge, when a large stone on which he was standing gave way beneath him. It fell down 12 fathoms and Newton fell beside it, and was firmly caught by the legs by other material that came away. Mr Henry Rowan and his staff of managers were early on the scene, and, with the help of the other men employed in the reconstruction work, brave efforts were made to rescue Newton. Unfortunately another accident occurred, which delayed operations. More Accidents – A party were descending in the kettle when a fall of stone struck them. Charles Boyd, Broad Street, a pit contractor, was fatally injured, and James Young, shaftsman, Broad Street, sustained an injury to one of his knees. The work of rescue, however, was continued. The imprisoned man was conscious, and made pathetic appeals to have his legs released. Later in the evening two other men were injured in the same manner. James Fisher, shaftsman, Kelty had one of his arms broken, and Archibald Brown, Broad Street, was badly bruised about the back and chest. At eight o’clock in the evening, Newton died where he had fallen and after that it was thought advisable to take precautions for safety before attempting to get out the body. This work is being proceeded with. About 6 o’clock Charles Boyd died in the West Fife Hospital. He leaves a widow and four of a family. Newton leaves a widow and three of a family. Dundee Courier 22 January 1917 Medal is in NEF condition
Group Of five To a Captain In The Royal Signals With Photos 1939/45 Star, Burma Star , Defence medal, War Medal GSM one bar Cyprus CAPT K J BODDY R SIGS Together with two original photos in uniform Medals mounted as originally worn and in NEF condition
Group Of four To The AAC 1939/45 Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, GSM one bar Palestine 1945/48 14458657 PTE K FROST AAC Medals mounted on bar as originally worn and in GVF condition
Group Of Four With Memorial Plaque To The Suffolk Regiment QSA five bars Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, SA01, SA02 5373 PTE W BATES IST SUFFOLK REGT British War and Victory Medals 5373 WO CL 2 W BATES SUFFOLK R Army LSGC ( Geo V ) 5373 C S MJR W BATES SUFFOLK R Memorial Plaque WILLIAM BATES Medals in VF condition William Bates was born in Enfield Middlesex and enlisted in Hertford. He served in WW1 as Company Sergeant Major in the 7th Suffolk Regiment and was killed in action on the 27th of March 1918, the battalion being heavily engaged on this day, losing nearly 250 men killed wounded or missing MIC confirms pair only
Group Of Six To a Squadron Leader RAF 1939-45 star, Burma star, Defence medal, War medal, GSM ( GEO VI) , one bar malaya, SQN LDR W G PROSHO RAF, RAF Lsgc ( GeoVI ) ACT SQN LDR W G PROSHO RAF Medals are unmounted, no ribbon with LSGC, medals are in NEF condition
Group Of Six To An RSM 4/Can Mtd Rif Later Major 1914/15 trio 109474 A C Q M SJT E A C MANATON - A R S MJR 4/CAN MTD RIF Italy Star, Defence Medal War Medal His service file shows him as admitted to hospital suffering from shell shock 2-15th June 1916 and again admitted suffering from a gunshot to the leg 28/9/1916 -11/10/1916 , In WW2 he served as a Mounted on bar as originally worn , trio polished and in NVF condition, rest VF
Group Of Six To POW In The RE with Original Paperwork 1939-45 star , Africa star , Italy star , Defence medal, War medal, Efficiency medal bar Territorial ( Geo vi) 2094550 SPR G LEWIS RE Together with the following original items, cap badge, loyal service badge, sweetheart badge, dog tag, German pow aluminium ID tag, report from the war officer to his wife reporting him missing 10th of February 1944 ,Mediterranean area, discharge certificate, postcard from pow camp to his brother , fully written on and dated 3rd of July 1944, record of service, financial statement on termination of service, re old comrades association membership card , Motherwell and district anzac RE members card , 4 postcard sized portrait photos in uniform and from after the war an Imperial War Graves Commission id card with photo dated 1950 and a train ticket to London from Dunkerque A very complete pow group on original ribbons in NEF condition
Group of Three To The RN With Messina Earthquake Medal British War Medal 347102 A MURRAY ARMR RN Navy LSGC ( Geo V ) 347102 ALEXANDER MURRAY ARMR HMS VICTORY Messina Earthquake Medal 1908 UNNAMED Together with original parchment service certificate which confirms all medals including entitlement to British War Medal only for WW1 service . Awarded the Messina Earthquake Medal whilst serving with HMS Exmouth Medals in VF condition
GSM / CSM Pair To The Royal Tank Regiment GSM one bar Cyprus 23390666 TPR J O C BELL R TKS CSM one bar Northern Ireland 23390666 CPL J O C BELL RTR A scarce pair to the Royal Tank Regiment Medals mounted as originally worn and in GVF condition
GSM / UN Korea Pair To a Woman Civilian GSM ( Geo VI ) one bar Malaya MISS M E BURGESS UN Korea Medal No research has been carried out on the recipient Medals are mounted as originally worn and in NEF condition
GSM Bar Malaya To a Casualty GSM ( Eliz II ) bar Malaya 22798324 CFN D F PIPE REME David Frederick Pipe died on active service on the 27th of December 1953 and is buried in Cheras Rd Christian Cemetery Kuala Lumpur . The circumstances of his death are as yet unknown to me Medal in box of issue and in NEF condition
GSM Bar Malaya To The A&SH GSM ( Geo VI ) one bar Malaya 22595735 PTE G COOPER A &SH a scarce medal to regiment , the A&SH did not serve in Malaya Medal on single mounting pin as worn and in NEF condition
GSM One bar Malaya To a WO2 In The South Staffs Regt GSM one bar Malaya ( Eliz II ) 3959405 WOCL2 C V AVEN S STAFFORDS A very scarce medal to the regiment who did not serve in Malaya as a unit Medal is in NEF condition
GSM One Bar Palestine 1945-48 To The TJFF Gsm one bar Palestine 1945-48 TJFF/8564 PTE AWAD T. OMAR. TJFF TJFF Trans Jordanian Frontier Force Medal is in GVF condition
IGS , QSA , KSA Group Of Three To The Gordon Highlanders IGS one bar Relief Of Chitral 3237 PTE T MITCHELL 1ST BN GORD HIGHS QSA four bars Cape Colony , Paardeberg, Driefontein, Belfast 3237 PTE T MITCHELL GORDON HIGHS KSA two bars SA01, SA02 3237 PTE T MITCHELL GORDON HIGHS Thomas Mitchell from Old Machar in Aberdeen joined the Gordon Highlanders in 1889 aged 18, he was discharged in 1902, his full service papers are available on-line Medals mounted in wrong order with new ribbons and in NEF condition
IGS ,14 Star And Bar Trio And SWB To The West York Regt UGS one bar North West Frontier 1908 6126 PTE J SENNETT 1ST W Y REGT 1914 Star and original Bar trio 6126 L/CPL -PTE J SENNET W YORK R Silver wound badge numbered 514491 Together with original reference which states " I have known Pte J Sennett for 6 years and was in command of the company to which he belongs for 2 years, he is a thoroughly reliable honest and sober man and a good soldier, he has been on the regimental police for the last 2 years and is well worthy of a position of trust, signed g s lang major 1st West Yorkshire Tegt December 4th 1908 Pte Sennett is included in a list of wounded for October 1914, he was discharged with wounds in June 1915 and issued with the silver wound badge with number 514491 THe IGS has an official correction to three letters of the surname, otherwise the medals are in NEF condition
IGS And Delhi Durbar Pair To The Seaforth Highs , KIA IGS one bar North West Frontier 1908 9470 PTE J CAMPBELL 1ST BN SEA HIGHRS Delhi Durbar Medal 1911 UNNAMED 9470 Pte Thomas Campbell 2nd Seaforth Highlanders was killed in action on the 26th of October 1914, he is buried in the Houplines Communal Cemetery France Confirmed on the relevant medal rolls for both medals Medals are in GVF condition
IGS Bar NWF 1930-31 To a Water Carrier In The R Sussex R IGS one bar North West Frontier 1930-31 5 W-CARR NABI BUX 2 R SUSSEX R A scarce medal to a native water carrier serving with a british unit Medal is in GVF condition
IGS One Bar Hazara 1891 To a Drummer In The Seaforth Highlanders IGS one bar Hazara 1891 1828 DRUMR P BURNS 2ND SEA HIGHS Patrick Burns was born and enlisted in Inverness in 1885 , his trade at the time being pipemaker,he having served an apprenticeship under Mr Carroll pipemaker Inverness he served until 1893 when he took his discharge. it is possible that as he was a pipemaker he would have also been a piper, further research required. This is his sole medal entitlement Medal is in attractive NEF condition
IGS One Bar NE Frontier 1891 In Bronze To Commst Dept IGS one bar N E Frontier 1891 in bronze 151 JEMR GOLABKHAN COMMT TRANS DEPT Medal is in NEF condition
IGs One Bar To a Native In The Armoured Car Coy Royal Tank Corps IGS one bar Waziristan 1921-24 COOK BOHWANI 9 A C COY R T C Medal is in NEF condition A scarce medal to a native in the Royal Tank Corps
IGS Pair To A&SH Sev Wounded North West Frontier IGS one bar North West Frontier 1935 2979287 PTE A SHAW A&SH, IGS one bar North West Frontier 1936-37 2979287 PTE A SHAW A&SH Pte A Shaw was severely wounded during an action near Pasal Camp Waziristan while withdrawing a Route Piquet on 27/28th of May 1937. Six men of the regiment were killed, one died of wounds and six were wounded including pte shaw , the medal roll confirms he was invalided Medals are dark toned and in EF condition
IGS To An Officer In The 98th Regiment IGS one bar North West Frontier LIEUT E F GREGORY HM'S 98TH REGT Medal with original ribbon and in NEF condition
IGS To The West Yorkshire Regiment, KIA 1915 IGS one bar North West Frontier 1908 7809 PTE G SMITH 1ST W Y REGT Lance-Corporal G. Smith, 1st West Yorks, was killed in action on December 19, 1915. Mr. Smith, who was 31 years of age, had been in the North Eastern Railway service for three years, and was employed as a fitter's labourer at Darlington Locomotive Works. Medal with original ribbon and on single mounting pin as originally worn, in GVF condition
IGS Two Bars To a Sergt Drummer In The Derby Regiment IGS two bars Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 3013 SERJT DRUMMER J O'FLAHERTY 2ND BN DERBY R The medal rolls confirm that this is a unique rank on an IGS 1895 to the Derby Regiment , O'flaherty being the only sergeant drummer on the roll John O'flaherty joined the Connaught Rangers in Galway Ireland in 1881 ,at the time he was 14 years old , weighing 72 lbs and 4 foot 9 inches in height ! He is shown as being born in Dinapore India so almost certainly the son of a serving soldier. He transferred into the Derby Regiment in 1893 and was discharged in 1898 , The IGS being his sole medal entitlement . His full service papers are available on-line medal has been lacquered at sometimes ( easily removable ) otherwise in NEF condition
IGS Two Bars To The Railways IGS two bars Afghan NWF 1919, Waziristan 1919-21 PTE W D BRENT RLWYS A scarce unit medal is in GVF condition
IGS Two bars To The Royal Scots Fus IGS two bars Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 3609 PTE H MURDOCH 1ST BN RYL SCOTS FUS Hugh Murdoch a 19 year old painter from Barony in Glasgow enlisted into the Royal Scots Fusiliers in 1892 and was discharged in 1904 after 12 years service , he served a total of 9 and a half years in India, this medal being his sole entitlement , his full service papers are available on-line Medal is in NEF condition
Indian Mutiny Medal No Bar To a Capt In The Sikh Infantry Indian Mutiny Medal no bar CAPTN W H PHILLIPS 4TH SEIKH INFTRY medal with slight edge contact marks otherwise in VF condition
Kings South Africa Medal To An Officer Kings South Africa Medal two bars SA01, SA02 LT W HULLEY NATAL V C R Medal is in dark toned NEF condition
MBE And Scottish Coronation 1902 Medal Pair To a Glasgow Police Inspector MBE ( Civil ) reverse hallmarked 1931, Scottish Police Coronation Medal 1902 PC R SWEENEY The MBE was announced in the London Gazette of the 2nd of January 1933 , Robert Sweeney Esquire Superintendent , Central Division City of Glasgow Police Together with an original newspaper cutting giving an obituary for Robert Sweeney dated October 1940 Medals on original ribbons, MBE on 2 medal brooch bar with the Coronation medal clipped on to the end to facilitate the top brooch bar on the Coronation medal
MBE group Of Five To Royal Artillery POW MBE ( Military ) unnamed , 1939-45 Star, Africa Star , War Medal, Efficiency Medal ( Eliz II ) with extra long service bar 798875 WOCL2 H T LEWERY RA Henry Thomas Lowery enlisted into the Royal Artillery in 1930, he served in WW2 with the 3rd Field Regiment Royal Artillery and was wounded and taken POW in North Africa on the 16th of June 1942 , he re-enlisted into the Royal Artillery ( TA ) in 1947 and was awarded the MBE in the London Gazette of the 1st of January 1966 as WOCL 2 Royal Artillery Medals mounted as originally worn with the MBE on separate mounting pin , medals generally in NEF condition
MC Group Of Five To The Cheshire Regiment Military Cross ( Geo V ) unnamed, 1914/15 trio 13231 PTE R D FLUNDER 5/CAN INF , CAPT on pair , France Croix De Guerre dated 1914/1918 unnamed MC London Gazette 4th of October 1919 Lt. (A./Capt.) Ralph Daniel Flunder, l/7th Bn., Ches. R., T.F. He commanded a battalion during the operations near Menin, on 14th, 15th and 16th October, 1918, with great skill and gallantry. His thorough organisation and the perfect handling of his men at the start ensured success. The complete confidence which he inspired in his men contributed very largely to the success of the operations French Croix De Guerre announced in the London Gazette of the 25th of November 1918 as Lieut ( A/Capt) Cheshire Regiment Ralph Daniel Flunders was commissioned into the Cheshire Regiment from the Canadian Infantry on the 1st of January 1916. He commanded the 7th battalion from the 6th of October to the 5th of November 1918 From The Biggleswade Chronicle 13th of September 1918 Capt Ralph Daniel Flunder, of the Cheshire Regt.. eldest son of Mr. and Mrs v. Flunder, The Gables, Arlesey, has been home on leave from France, and has been interviewed our correspondent, and ha.- very reluctantly given few particulars of his experiences during the campaigns both in France and in Palestine Joined up in Canada and came to France with the Canadians, where he remained 14 months, and also where he had very marvellous escapes. He then came to England for commission and after special training he was drafted to with the Cheshire Regt., and fought in the Campaign to Jerusalem, where Capt. Flunder was billeted and had the opportunity to visit many of the ancient riare. recorded In Bible history. He took in the battle of the Mount of Olives andl helped to drive out the Turks from the garden of Gethsemane and while out . that quarter he was promoted to the rank of captain for conspicuous bravery the field. A months ago he was brought back to France as Captain of the Cheshire Regt., and took part In the first engagements of the big offensive commencing July 1st, 1918, until August 1st when he gained further distinction and was decorated on the field with Croix de guerre. with palms, and the following letter was sent to him his general after the decoration "To A/Captaln R Flunder, Balt.. Cheshire Regt.—l wish to congratulate you on behalf of the ranks of the Brigade during the action in conjunction with the French Party and Grand Razoy, from the 23rd July to .list July, 1918. Your work has been excellent and beyond praise. It has been great pleasure to me to forward your name for the decoration you so gallantly earned, and trust I shall be able to congratulate you on many future occasions. Your example to the battalion been of great service to the commanding officer of the battalion and to myself his brigadier. Wishing you the best of luck In the future. E. Hllllam, C.M.G., D.S 0., Brigadier General Commanding Infantry Brigade.” Capt. Plunder the best of health, and has now probably returned to France. It hoped that after all his adventures and marvellous escapes he will be spared to come back In safety and uninjured There are a number of other articles in the Biggleswade Chronicle relating to Capt Flunders and his services Medals with tatty original ribbons and in VF condition
Military Medal And Bar To The Durham LIght Infantry MM ( Geo V ) with Bar 25004 PTE E A GERDES 10/DURH L I Together with a forwarding letter that states To No 25004 Pte Edwin Gerdes MM 2nd Bn Durham Light Infantry "I have great pleasure in sending to you with my congratulations the card awarded to you by the G O C 18th Inf Bde in recognition of your gallant conduct during the action of the 21st-22nd March signed D M Raiten ? Lt Col Comdg 2nd Bn Durham LI in the field 15/5/18 MM awarded in the London Gazette of the 30th of October 1917. his home town showing as Sunderland and a bar to the MM in the London Gazette of the 2nd of August 1918 Medal with original ribbon and is mounted on single hook as originally worn, one slight edge knock otherwise in dark toned NEF condition
Military OBE Group Of Five To The Home Guard Formerly An Officer In The KOSB OBE ( Military ) 2nd type, unnamed , 1914/15 trio 2/LIEUT-CAPT E GILLESPIE K O SCO BORD, Defence medal The OBE was announced in the London gazette of the 12th of December 1944 as Lieut Colonel, 21st Home Guard Anti-Aircraft Regiment With original ID card and ww1 dog tag as 17771 Cameron Highs
Militia Long Service Medal To The Royal Irish Rifles Militia Lond Service Medal ( EdVII ) 1415 PTE B GAMBLE 5 / RL IRISH RIF Medal in NEF condition
MM And Pair With Badges And Newspaper Cuttings To The 19th Durham LI MM ( Geo V ) 53671 L/CPL F RAMSDEN 19/ DURH LI British war and Victory Medals 53671 SJT F RAMSDEN DURH LI Together with DLI cap badge, shoulder title, brass wound stripe ,postcard portrait in uniform , postcard portrait in civilian clothing and 2 newspaper articles with portraits relating to Sergt Ramsden, one headed Great Lever Soldier's Honour and the other Great Lever Medallist wounded Great Lever Medallist Wounded " Sergt F Ramsden of the Durham Light Infantry who lives in Starcliffe St Great Lever and was awarded the MM in Augustfor gallant service in the field had just the trophy pinned on his breast at Royds Hall Hospital Huddersfield to which he was admitted on April 22nd suffering from a gunshot wound in the chest His friends will be pleased to hear that he is doing well. The record of the concurrence that gained him the medal states that it was for excellent work during an attack on Guillemont Farm on the St Quentin front. The Durham Light Infantry had left the trenches one night , and had been relieved by another regiment who quickly lost the trench they had just taken over. as a result the DLI were recalled and returned to their trenches the following morning with instructions to retake the lost ground. In the action Sergt Ramsden's Officer was killed and he took charge of the platoon which under his direction secured it's objective and consolidated the position against great odds and in face of enemy reinforcements. Eventually British forces came up in relief . Sergt Ramsden, who is aged 23 years, has his name on the Roll of Honour at St Michael's Church Great Lever Medals mounted as originally worn and in GVF condition
MM Group Of Four To The West Riding Regiment Military Medal ( Geo V ) 3358 PTE G HARRISON 1/6/W RID R T.F. 1914/15Trio 3358 PTE G HARRISON W RID R George Harrison, 6th West Riding Regiment was awarded the MM in the London Gazette dated the 11th of November 1916, for services in France Medals are loose and in GVF condition
MM to the RGA Later Served Tank Corps MM ( Geo V ) 65344 GNR R BURMAN 115 HY BY RGA Rowland Burman from Totterdown Bristol is shown as attached to the Tank Corps April 1918, he is also listed as wounded, his full service papers are available on-line Medal Is dark toned and in GVF condition
MSM ( EDv11) To a Bandmaster 71st Foot Msm ( EDVII) BANDMASTER D MCINNES 71ST FOOT Official correct to M of Surname otherwise in NEF condition
Pair To a Wing Cmdr RAF War medal, CSM one bar South Arabia WG CDR L C BATCHELDOR RAF Together with miniatures A scarce medal to such a high ranking officer in the RAF Medals are mounted as originally worn and in NEF condition, the CSM has the last four letters of his surname and raf officially corrected
QSA / KSA Pair To The 82nd Battery Royal Field Artillery QSA six bars Cape Colony, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen 73677 DVR J E BERRYMAN 82ND BTY RFA KSA two bars SA01, SA02 73677 DVR J E BERRYMAN RFA John Edward Berryman enlisted into the Royal Field Artillery in 1889 , he was born in West Ham and resided in Dagenham Essex, he was discharged in 1903 after serving 13 years, his full service papers are available on-line Medals are dark toned with original ribbons and in NEF condition
QSA / KSA Pair To The East Surrey Regiment QSA four bars Cape Colony, Orange Free State , Transvaal, Laings Nek 1484 PTE E TANDY 2ND E SURREY REGT KSA two bars SA01, SA02 1484 PTE E TANDY E SURREY REGT Edward Tandy from Alverston, Stratford upon Avon enlisted in 1886 into the East Surrey Regiment . At the time of enlisting he is shown as 28 years of age and his trade as a servant, he served 16 years and was discharged in Dublin in 1902 Medal are in VF condition, Slight bend to the KSA suspender
QSA / KSA Pair To The Royal Welsh Fusiliers QSA five bars, Cape Colony .Tugela Heights .Relief of Ladysmith. Transvaal. Orange Free State 3362 SEJT E JENKINS R WELSH FUS KSA the bars SA01, SA02 3362 SERJT E JENKINS RL WELSH FUS Edwin Jenkins an 18 year old labourer from Small Heath Birmingham enlisted into the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in 1891, he served in Malta Crete Egypt and throughout the Boer war 25/10/1899 to 30/8/1902, his full service papers are available on-line Medals are mounted as originally worn and in GVF condition
Qsa And WW1 Pair To An RSM In The ImpYeo/ Can Inf QSA five bars Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, SA01, SA02 22125 CORPL W D H SPRINGETT IMP YEO British War and Victory Medals 438157 WOCL1 W H D SPRINGETT 52-CAN INF William Henry Davis Springett from Maidstone in Kent served in the Boer War with the 7th ( Leicestershire )Coy 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry . He enlisted into the Canadian Infantry at Fort William Canada and served in France and Flanders as Regimental Sergt Major of the 52nd Canadian Infantry , he was severely wounded in early June 1916, receiving a gunshot wound to the left arm, after spending over six months in hospital he was discharged in January 1917 as unfit for further service . His extensive WW1 service file is available on-line Mounted as originally worn with Defence Medal ribbon on end of mounting bar, medals in GVF condition
Qsa Bar Defence Of Ladysmith To An Hms Powerful Casualty QSA one bar Defence of Ladysmith 168097 AB B NEWELL HMS POWERFUL B Newell died of disease at Ladysmith on the 17th of December 1899 Medal is toned and in GEF condition, with original ribbon
QSA Bar Relief Of Kimberley To The 2nd Dragoons QSA one bar Relief Of Kimberley 3975 PTE A POWELL 2ND DRAGOONS Pte Powell died of disease at Wynberg South Africa in June 1900 A very scarce single clasp medal to the Royal Scots Greys Medal is in NEF condition
QSA Five Bars To Nesbitt\'s Horse QSA five bars Cape Colony, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Diamond Hill. SA01 TPR W GERRIE NESBITT'S HORSE This corps, about 300 strong, was raised in the eastern portion of Cape Colony in December 1899 by Colonel Nesbitt, "a veteran South African campaigner". As in the case of many other Colonial bodies, the strength varied greatly in the course of the campaign, being at one time about 5 squadrons, but probably not much more than a squadron was in the field when peace came Medal dark toned and in EF condition
QSA Four Bars to Roberts Horse later Midland Mounted Rifles KIA QSA four bars Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Transvaal 2247 TPR W I MORGAN ROBERTS HORSE L/Cpl W I Morgan later served with the Midland Mounted Rifles ( medal rolls confirm) and was killed in action on the 21th of June 1901 at Waterkloof The Midland Mounted Rifles was formed during the second phase of the Boer War The first reference in despatches to the corps by name was unfortunately associated with a mishap. In the despatch of 8th July 1901, dealing with the operations against Kritzinger\'s, Letter\'s, and other commandos, Lord Kitchener said: \"On the 21st of June a party of 60 Midland Mounted Rifles—a local corps— was surrounded and captured by Kritzinger between Cradock and Graaf Reinet; 9 men were killed and 2 officers and 10 men wounded\". According to the published casualty lists the number of killed and wounded was slightly larger. It is satisfactory that the detachment made a very good fight, and that there was no surrender until the losses became out of all proportion to the end to be gained in holding out Medals with original long length of ribbon and in dark toned EF condition
QSA Four Bars To The 2nd Coy ( Wiltshire ) Imp Yeo KIA QSA four bars Cape Colony, Orange Free State ,Transvaal, SA01 23648 S STH J WILSON 2ND COY IMP YEO Shoeing Smith J Wilson was killed in action at Tigerkloof South Africa on the 23rd of April 1901 In Diary of an Edinburgh Trooper R. Paterson Hay, who fought alongside Wilson, described the action thus: “An unsatisfactory day’s work this. 2nd Wilts squadron acted as rear-guard, a difficult, dangerous job. We took up a position at the rear of the camp, dismounted and extended. A thick mist prevailed. The Boers attacked us suddenly on the outer flank, shot eight horses dead, wounded two men and killed one. We had an awful job, the mist making it difficult to tell our own men from the Boers. Sent (sic) and was reinforced. Was under an awful hot fire nearly all day. Only went four miles all day. Buried our dead in a kraal. I took a rifle off a dead Boer A very scarce medal to a casualty with the rank of shoeing smith Medal with original long ribbon, SA01 bar loose on ribbon, medal in dark toned EF condition
QSA Four Bars To The CMSC QSA four bars, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, SA01 260 PTE T B SIMPSON C M S C Cape Medical Staff Corps Medals with original ribbon and in NEF condition
QSA One Bar Defence Of ladysmith To The 11th Hussars QSA one bar Defence of Ladysmith 3829 PTE J HAIGH 11TH HUSSARS In 1899 Captain Harrison and Lieutenant FitzGerald and 108 men of the 11th Hussars served in the Boer war. They were dismounted and were present at Ladysmith during the siege. John Haigh enlisted into the 11th Hussars in 1894, he being at the time shown as a 21 year old labourer from Huddersfield, he served in South Africa from the 5th of November 1899 to the 21st of July 1900 ,his full service papers are available on-line Single clasp medal confirmed on roll a very scarce medal to a unit not fully present during the Boer war Medal with original ribbon and in EF condition
QSA Six Bars To The Scottish Rifles KIA QSA six bars Tugela heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing's Nek SA01 3155 PTE A JACK SCOTTISH RIFLES Pte A Jack was killed in action near Muller's Pass South Africa on the 21st of August 1901 whilst serving with the Scottish Rifles contingent of the 26th Mounted Infantry Company A very Scarce six bar killed in action medal South Africa 1901 bar loose on ribbon , otherwise medal in NEF condition
QSA To The E York Regt Served With Vol Service Coy QSA three bars Cape Colony , Transvaal, Wittebergen 7056 PTE J BEAL 2 E YORK REGT James Beal an 18 year old labourer from Beverley in Yorkshire served initially with the 2nd VB E York Regt, he volunteered for service with the Volunteer Service Company and served in South Africa from April 1900 until June 1901 and is further entitled to the SA01 bar, his full service papers are available on-line Medal is in VF condition
RFR LSGC To a WW2 Casualty RFR LSGC ( Geo V) coinage head SS124306 ( POB 15091 ) W C EASTMAN STO 1 RFR Walter Charles Eastman , a 43 year old stoker from Andover was killed in action on the 9th of April 1943 aboard HMS Panther HMS Panther was attacked in the Scarpento Channel in the Aegean Sea by Junkers Ju 87 Stuka aircraft of I. Group Stuka Wing 3 from Megara airbase at noon on 9 October 1943, during the Dodecanese Campaign. She sank within one minute. 36 men were killed in action, the rest of her crew were saved by the Greek destroyer Miaoulis. Stoker Eastman has no WW1 medal entitlement Medal with edge contacting and in VF condition
Sutlej Medal To The 16th Lancers KIA At Aliwal Sutlej Medal no bar reverse Aliwal 1846 WM COWAN 16TH LANCERS William Cowan was killed during the famous action of the 16th Lancers at Aliwal The Charge at Aliwal 1846 The 40,000 Sikh infantry massed against Smith's 10,000 men at Aliwal covered a frontage of about two miles connecting the villages of Aliwal and Bundri. They were supported by 37 pieces of artillery and flanked by cavalry. In the initial stages of the battle Smith's forces advanced and took Aliwal. The capture of Aliwal meant the loss of the Sikhs' best ford across the Sutlej, they therefore had to recapture it and attempted to do so with a body of 1000 cavalry. Smith saw this threat and immediately dispatched a squadron of 16th Lancers and a squadron of the 3rd Bengal Light Cavalry. The 3rd failed to charge while the squadron of the 16th under Captain Bere did so, and routed 1000 Sikh cavalry (over ten times their number). Aliwal was not lost but the cost to the 16th was the loss of 42 of the 100 who charged. Smith's main body continued to be harried by the Sikh guns; he therefore ordered the main body of the 16th under their Commanding Officer, Major Rowland Smyth, to take the guns. Smyth led his two squadrons in a headlong charge against the guns that continued to fire until the moment they were overrun. The momentum of the Regiment was so great that they charged past the guns and were faced by the massed squares of the Sikh infantry. Smyth realised that to pull up and retire would enable the Sikh infantry to lay a withering fire in his rear, he therefore spurred his horse, jumping into the centre of the first square and charging on through. Naturally the 16th followed their Commanding Officer and charged head on into the square. "We had to charge a square of infantry - at them we went, the bullets flying round like a hailstorm." (Sergeant Gould). Many were injured including Smyth who received a bayonet wound to his abdomen. However he still managed to reform his Regiment and charge back through the broken Sikh squares. This proved to be the decisive action with the Sikhs breaking contact and attempting to withdraw back across the Sutlej under heavy British artillery fire; they left 3,000 dead and all their guns on the British side of the river. Of all the Battle Honours gained by the 16th Lancers it was the battle of Aliwal that they chose to commemorate each year. A regimental tradition deriving from this is that lance pennons are starched and crimped 16 times; this commemorates the fact that after the battle they were so encrusted in blood that they stood upright and stiff. Today Aliwal is still celebrated by A Squadron and The Queen's Royal Lancers still crimp their lance pennons Medal with original long ribbon , one slight edge knock otherwise in toned NEF condition
TFWM Group Of Four To The Essex And Suffolk RGA British War and Victory Medals 340714 GNR H G CRISP RA TFWM 340714 GNR H G CRISP RA TFEM ( Geo V ) 340714 GNR-A.L.BMDR H G CRISP RGA Horace Crisp from Ipswich in Suffolk served with the Essex and Suffolk Royal Garrison Artillery and in France with the 166th Siege Battery RGA Medals in boxes and packets of issue with original ribbons and in EF condition
Volunteer Force Long Service Medal ( Edv11) To The East Surrey Regiment Volunteer forces LSGC ( EdvII) 1689 PTE W J HILL 3/VB E SURREY REGT. Medal is in GVF condition, mounted as worn with original ribbon and mounting pin
Volunteer LSGC ( EDVII ) To The 1/London REV Volunteer LSGC ( EDVII ) 3327 2/CPL W H CUTHBERT 1/LONDON REV Medal is in NEF condition
WW1 British War Medal To The 28th Can Inf , KIA British War Medal 180430 PTE F S BETT 28-CAN INF Frederick Sydney Bett was killed in action on the 30th of October 1916 Medal with original ribbon and in NEF condition
WW1 British War Medal To The NZEF KIA Gallipoli British War Medal 12/50 PTE G J B CAIRNIE NZEF Gilbert James Bryan Cairnie ,originally from Port Glasgow Scotland,served with the Auckland Infantry Regiment NZEF and was killed in action in Gallipoli on the 5th of June 1915 Private G. J. B. Cairnie, who was reported to have been missing since June 5, was a computing draughtsman in the Lands and Survey Department’s Auckland office, and went to the front with the Auckland Infantry Company, in the main expeditionary force. He is 31 years old, and after working in West Australia for some time came to New Zealand about eight years ago. He served in the Taranaki Rifle Volunteers for five years, and is a member of the Legion of Frontiersmen. Private Cairnie’s sister, Mrs. J. J. Volkwyn, resides in Heidelberg, Transvaal. Medal with original ribbon and in NEF condition
WW1 Group Of five To a Liverpool Regiment Officer Later a Sir Entitled To The CMG 1914/15 trio 2/LIEUT C G S FOLLOWS L'POOL R ( LIEUT on pair ) Coronation Medal 1937, Coronation Medal 1953 Sir Charles Geoffrey Shield Follows (4 July 1896 – 1983) was a British colonial administrator. He was the Financial Secretary of Hong Kong from 1946 to 1951. Follows was a Lieutenant in The King's (Liverpool Regiment) in the First World War. He joined the colonial service after the war. He was appointed to Seychelles from 1920 to 1925, Gibraltar from 1925 to 1927, Northern Rhodesia as the Chief Secretary from 1935 to 1945. He was appointed acting Financial Secretary of Hong Kong in September 1945 and Financial Secretary on 1 May 1946. He was responsible for the financial difficulties in post-war Hong Kong. He left Hong Kong on pre-retirement leave in May 1951 First four medasl mounted as originally worn , 1953 Coronation medal in box of issue and all in GVF condition
WW1 Group of Three with South Persia GSM and SWB To The Bedfordshire Regiment British War and Victory medals 206596 PTE A E MOORE BEDF R GSM one bar South Persia 206596 PTE A E MOORE BEDF R Together with Silver Wound Badge numbered 03291 and a disabled sailors and servicemen's lapel badge Gsm with bar South Persia very rare to the Bedfordshire regiment, only 4 being issued and also an unusual instance of a silver wound badge being in a group with a GSM Medals are unmounted and in NEF condition
WW1 Pair ,Plaque And Scroll To An Officer In The 10th Hussars British war and Victory medals , 2.LIEUT R G FIELD, Memorial plaque, REGINALD GEORGE FIELD , Memorial Scroll, 2/LIEUT REGINALD GEORGE FIELD 10TH HUSSARS. Reginald George Field was born at Ashurst Park, Tunbridge Wells , the second son of George Hanbury Field and his wife, Hon Emily Hardinge, daughter of 2nd Viscount Hardinge of Lahore. Reginald was educated at Eton and was posted to France february 1917.he is commemorated on the Lychgate at St Martin's church Ashurst , and on the Fordcombe War Memorial , he died of wounds in france 0n the 6th of april 1918. A scarce officers casualty to a cavalry regiment , the 10th hussars losing approx 15 officers kia/dow in ww1 Medals and plaque in GEF condition, the scroll mounted on card alongside the Kings letter and in generally good condition
WW1 Pair And Plaque To a Welshman In The Hood Battalion RND British War and Victory Medals WZ3429 W J THOMAS AB RNVR Memorial Plaque WILLIAM JAMES THOMAS William James Thomas a 23 year old barman from the Brynmenyn Hotel Swansea served with the Hood Battalion Royal Naval Division and was killed in action on the 25th of August 1918 during the attack on Le Barque, the Commanding Officer Lt Cdr Fish also being killed Together with an original large Hood Battalion Scroll listing all the actions the unit were involved in Medals with original ribbons and in NEF condition
WW1 Pair And Plaque To The Cameron Highlanders British war and Victory medal to S/22297 PTE A CAMERON CAMERONS Memorial Plaque ANDREW CAMERON Andrew Cameron was born in Riccarton Ayrshire and resided in Hurlford Ayrshire , he served in the 5th Cameron Highlanders and was killed in action on the 18th of October 1916, he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, the Somme Medals with original ribbons and in EF condition
WW1 Pair To An MM winner In The 6th London Regiment Later KIA British war and Victory medals 323762 PTE B PEARSON 6-LOND R Bertie Pearson was born in Hackney and enlisted in Poplar, he served with the 6th London regiment, was awarded the MM in the London Gazette of the 12th of December 1917. he was killed in action on the 28th of March 1918, he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial France Medals are in VF condition, the BWM with some slight edge nicks
WW1 Pair To Australian Infantry With SWB British war and victory medals 5946 PTE J REID 19TH BN AIF Silver wound badge, reverse numbered A322 James Reid was from Kenmore Aberfeldy Perthshire ,he served in France from December 1916 with the 19th battalion AIF, He was severely wounded on the 27th of February 1917 , receiving a gunshot wound to the the left arm which led to his arm being amputated. When first enlisted he is shown as an accountant working in Sydney , he previously worked in India 55 pages of service papers are available on-line Medals with original ribbons and are in NEF condition
WW1 Pair With French Croix De Guerre To The KOSB British war and Victory medals 22964 PTE J DALZIEL K O SCO BORD French Croix de Guerre with star dated 1914-1917, Together with large boxed BEF Recreational Training Medal , Yug of war Championship 15th Division BEF , Season 1917-1918, a bronze tug of war runners up medal, 7/8 kosb j dalziel 1918 and another dated 1919 French Croix De Guerre London Gazette 19th of November 1918 where his home town is shown as "E" dumfries Pair in original ribbons and box of issue
WW2 Casualtry Group Of Four To The Seaforth Highlanders GSM one bar Palestine 2818135 PTE A MCCOLL SEAFORTH 1939-45 Star, Africa Star bar 8th Army, War Medal Alexander McColl, 2nd Seaforth Highlanders from Glasgow died of wounds on the 8th of April 1943, he is buried in Sfax War Cemetery Tunisia
WW2 Group Of Five To Submarine Casualty 1939-45 star,Atlantic star, Africa star, Italy star, War medal , with condolence slip named to DAVID HAMILTON all in original box of issue addressed to recipients father in Clydebank Together with the following original items, one portrait photo in uniform, one postcard photo in uniform one small photo in uniform, original birth certificate , newspaper clipping and letter from the admiralty addressed to recipients father giving details of the loss of hm submarine sickle ERA 3 David Hamilton was killed in action aboard H M Submarine Sickle on 18th of July 1944 ,In 1943 the Sickle sunk the german submarine U303 and 5 other surface vessels, the Sickle herself was depth charged and sunk whilst shadowing an enemy convoy Medals with original ribbons and in NEF condition
WW2 Group Of Five To The RAMC Taken POW And Repatriated 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Efficiency Medal bar Territorial ( Geo VI ) 7357009 CPL R H CANT RAMC Robert Cant was taken Prisoner of War at Tobruk on the 20th of June 1942 , he was repatriated in 1943 From the Aberdeen Press and Journal, 5th of May 1943 Repatriated From Italy Pte. Robert Cant. R.A.M.C., has arrived at his home, 15 Howburn Place, Aberdeen, after being repatriated from an Italian prison camp. Pte. Cant went overseas in June, 1940, and was captured Tobruk two years later. A Territorial .he was called to the colours in March 1939, previously he was a bus conductor on the Torry-Ferryhill route Together with dog tags and loyal service badge WW2 medals in box of issue addressed to recipient in Aberdeen, with enclosure slip confirming awards, all medals with original ribbons and in EF condition
WW2 Group Of Four To The A&SH 1939-45 star, Defence medal, War medal, Efficiency medal ( GeoVI ) bar Territorial with extra long service bar 2982574 CPL D FINLAYSON A&SH Medals poorly mounted as worn on original brooch bar and in NEF condition
WW2 Group Of Seven To The RASC 1939-45 star, Africa star, Italy star , Defence medal, War medal AGS ( Eliz II) one bar Kenya S/14477108 SGT B HILL RASC Army LSGC ( Eliz II) S/14477108 S SGT B HILL RASC Medals with original ribbons and mounted as originally worn, VF condition
WW2 Group Of Six To The RN, MID For Dieppe 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, War Medal ( MID )NGS one bar Palestine 1945-48 C/JX147256 S G JACKSON PO RN Able seaman Stephen George Jackson was mentioned in despatches in the London Gazette of the 2nd of October 1942 for his serves aboard HMS Bleasdale during Operation Jubilee. the raid on Dieppe HMS Bleasdale took part in preparatory exercises for the amphibious landing operation at Dieppe and was nominated for support,of the Dieppe commando landings (Operation JUBILEE) On the 18th of July she escorted assault craft to Dieppe. On the 19th of July she remained off the beaches during landings and sustained minor damage. She provided defence during return passage of landing craft. Medals are loose, NGS has an official correction to the first three initials of surname, otherwise in NEF condition
WW2 Nursing Group To The Niece Of The British Prime Minister 1939/45 Star, Africa star, Africa Service Medal, War Medal all correctly named to 316452 E.S.ATTLEE Together with a pinned back South African Military Nursing Service badge and a letter from the Imperial War Museum dated 27 August 1999 that states " Thank you very much for your letter of 13 August enclosing the papers relating to the services of Mrs E S Farrar ( nee Attlee) , the niece of Clement Attlee , the Prime Minister, as a nurse during the second world war I am delighted to accept these documents as a welcome addition to the Museum's archive and I am sure that it will be of great value to those carrying out research into the nursing of British servicemen in South Africa and on particular the family of Clement Attlee during the 1939-45 war. It is exactly the type of material that we are always anxious to preserve for posterity
Zulu Medal Bar 1879 To The 90th Foot Zulu Medal one bar 1879 1240 PTE G BELLINGER 90TH FOOT George Bellinger a 19 year old miner from Eversham in Worcester enlisted into the 90th Regiment at Walsall in 1877, he served 11 years with the regiment including one year 280 days in Africa. This is his sole medal entitlement Medal with two slight edge knocks otherwise in GVF condition