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1914 satr And Bar Trio To a Bandsman In The Notts & Derby Regt 1914 Star and copy bar trio 8715 BNDSMN A C HUGHES 2/NOTTS & DERBY R , ( Pte on pair ) Listed in local Derbyshire newspapers in late May 1915 as wounded A scarce rank to be found on the 1914 star Medals with contacting and in NVF condition
1914 Star And Bar Trio And Three Bars IGS ( MID )To The RE / F Div Sigs 1914 star and original bar trio 21568 L/CPL - PTE D A E GODFREY RE ( D GODFREY on 1914 star ) IGS three bars Mahsud 1919-20 , Waziristan 1919-21 , Waziristan 1921-24 ( MID Oakleaf ) 1850373 L-SGT D E A GODFREY F DIV SIGNALS Mentioned in despatches London Gazette the 12th of June 1923 for distinguished service in Waziristan in 1921 The names of the undermentioned have been -brought to notice for distinguished service during the operations in Waziristan, April, 1921, to December, 1921, by His Excellency General Lord Rawlinson of Trent, . G.C.B., G.C.V.O., K.C.M.G., A.D.C.-Gen., Commander-in-Chief in India, in .the despatch dated 24th May, 1922. (Published in the Supplement to the London Gazette dated 4th December, 1922,) :— . ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS Godfrey, No. 1850373 Cpl. (L./Sjt.) D. E. A., attd. "F" Div'l Sigs A scarce three bar IGS medal including Mahsud 1919-20 to the the British Army Medals with contact marks and generally in 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 And Bar Trio With Old Contemptibles Badge To 2nd Dgn Gds 1914 Star and original bar trio 3593 PTE J BURTON 2/D GDS , together with original Old Contemptibles badge
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 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 RMLI KIA 1914/15 Star PO8407 PTE E A HILL RMLI Killed in action aboard HMS Bayano on the 11th of March 1915 In the North Channel on her Glasgow to Liverpool route at 05:15 on 11 March 1915, HMS Bayano was attacked by the German submarine SM U-27 about ten miles west of Corsewall Lighthouse, Corsewall Point, Galloway, Scotland. The auxiliary cruiser sank in just five minutes and took the commander, Commander H. C. Carr, and 194 other crew members down with it. Most of the crew was asleep and only 26 men survived to be rescued by the British steamer Castlereagh. Bayano's Lieutenant Commander Guy described Captain Carr on the bridge, standing without fear waving goodbye while shouting "Good luck to you boys" before the ship disappeared under the waves. Residents of the Isle of Man were greatly affected by the sinking as a number of bodies washed up on her shores. The funeral procession for the Bayano victims numbered in the thousands even though the victims were not from the island. Also hard hit was the Colony of Newfoundland, then a part of the British Empire. A dozen men from the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve were lost on the Bayano
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 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 a Dmr In The Welsh Regt 1914/15 trio 10788 DMR - PTE R GRIFFITHS WELSH R Memorial Plaque ROLAND GRIFFITHS Drummer Roland Griffiths was killed in action on the 25th of may 1915 whilst serving with the 1st Battalion the welsh regiment he was 28 years of age and was the husband of Lily May Griffiths, of Wheal Josiah Cottages, Devon Great Consols, Tavistock, Devon A scarce casualty group with the star named to a Drummer Medal and plaque are 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 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 Sergt In The Royal Irish Fus, KIA 1914/15 trio 15094 SGT J A G TURNER R IR FUS Sergt Joseph Alfred George Turner 8th Royal Irish Fusiliers was killed in action in France on the 10th of August 1916, He is buried in the Bois-Carre Military Cemetery Haisnes
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 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 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 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 Scroll To a Lieut In The London Regt 1914/15 Trio 2/LIEUT H E WILLIAMS 1/LOND R ( 2/Lieut on pair) Memorial Plaque HAROLD EDWARD WILLIAMS Memorial Scroll 2/LIEUT HAROLD EDWARD WILLIAMS London Regiment Killed in action on the 7 / 8th of October 1916, no known grave commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, The Somme. Son of Edwin and Florence Williams of Beaconsfield Bucks , volunteered in August 1914 for service in South Africa but was rejected, resigned his post in the Standard bank Rhodesia and paid his own passage home and enlisted
A 1914 Star And Bar trio To The London Regt And RFC , Shot Down And Wounded 1914 star and bar trio 1780 PTE W ROWE 9/LOND R - LIEUT W C ROWE William Campbell Rowe was born in Prenton Buckinghamshire in 1895 and served in France with the 9th London regiment from the 4th of November 1914, he was hospitalised on the 1st of January 1915 with a septic foot , He received a commission into the OX and Bucks LI in February 1915 and later transferred to the Indian Army, he was attached to the Royal Flying Corps and whilst serving as an observer with 16 squadron was shot down and wounded, whilst acting as an Observer to pilot Sgt PWE Millington in RE8 number A4195 on a air observation flight over Givenchy they became involved in a combat with enemy aircraft, the engine was hit and the plane crashed behind British lines wounding both men. Medals are unmounted and in NEF condition
A GSM Bar Palestine To a Ryl Sussex Casualty GSM one bar Palestine 2021963PTE T J KING R SUSS R Sergt Thomas Joseph King died on the third of December 1943 and is buried in Brighton. He is listed in the CWGC as mentioned in despatches but I cannot find a London Gazette entry for this . I had this once before and it turned out the recipient had received a C in C 's commendation for Palestine and the family had listed this with the CWGC as an MID , further research required
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 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
AGS Bar East Africa 1913-14 To The 3/KAR AGS one bar east Africa 1913-14 2567 PTE GASHO BADANI 3-K A RIF Medal with original ribbon and in GVF condition
British War and Victory Medals To Brothers ( Captains ) In The Scot Rif, Both KIA British War medal CAPT J A B MACHARG Victory Medal CAPT E M MACHARG Capt J A B MACHARG 6/Scottish Rifles was killed in action France and Flanders on the 29th of October 1916 Capt E M MACHARG 3rd att 1/Scottish Rifles was killed in action France and Flanders on the 23rd of October 1916 James Anthony Boyd MacHarg was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs E Simpson Macharg, 'The Grove', Ibrox. Like his brother Ebenezer he was educated at the Glasgow High School. After he left school he took an active interest in the Boys' Brigade, and rose to command the 80th Glasgow Company. For a number of years he was in the employment of J & A Roxburgh, the Glasgow firm of ship-owners. He had just begun to open up a merchant business on his own account with Spain when the war broke out. He had served in the University OTC with his brother and he too applied for a commission in the army, despite having recently recovered from a serious illness. After a period of service at Hamilton he went to the front as 2nd Lieutenant with the 6th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). He was killed leading his men into action on 29th October 1916, just a few days after his brother Ebenezer Maitland Macharg had met a similar end. He was 32. The brothers are commemorated on Panel 4D of the Thiepval Memorial. Born on 18th January 1882, Ebenezer Maitland Macharg was educated at the Glasgow High School, where he excelled in sport and played for both the 1st XI and the 1st XV. Later he played for Glasgow High School FP (Former Pupils). In 1906 he graduated MA and three years later LLB, having earned a first class certificate of distinction in the class of Forensic Medicine in the course of his studies. After graduation he spent a number of years in the office of Glasgow firm Messrs. Mitchell, Johnson & Co. Before the war broke out he had served for five years in the University OTC, and was well prepared for military service when the time came. Immediately on the outbreak of hostilities he applied for a commission, but at first, to his great disappointment, he was unsuccessful because of his age. He was determined, however and his persistence was rewarded. He joined the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). He was initially attached to the 9th Battalion at the training camp of Bordon, and afterwards to the 3rd Battalion at Nigg. His previous experience and general ability quickly procured him promotion to the temporary rank of Captain. He fell, at the Somme, on the 23rd October while gallantly leading his men into action under heavy artillery and machine gun fire. He was 34 Photos of both brothers in uniform are available on-line
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
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
China Medal 1860 / Navy LSGC Pair China Medal 1860 no bar UNNAMED AS ISSUED Navy LSGC ( Vict ) JOHN FLETCHER GUNNER'S MATE HMS DEFENCE With original frayed ribbons and in toned NEF condition
Crimea LSGC MSM Group Of 4 To The Coldstream Guards Crimea Medal four bars Alma, Balaclava, Inkermann, Sebastopol 4041 SERGT J GUM COLDSTM GDS ( engraved ) Army LSGC ( Vic ) 4041 QR MASTER SERGT J GUM COLDSTREAM GUARDS MSM( Vic ) 4041 QR MR SERGT J GUM 1ST BN COLD GDS Turkish Crimea medal UNNAMED There is a small repair mark to the Crimea Medal, above the queens head below the suspender claw, possibly caused by the suspender pin coming loose at one time Crimea Medal and Turkish Crimea Medals in GF / NVF condition , the MSM and LSGC in VF 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
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 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 A Bandsman In The Som LI With Prize Medal British War Medal 7021 PTE E WHITTAM SOM L I IGS one bar Afghanistan NWF 1919 7021 BNDSM E WHITTAM 2/ SOM LI Army LSGC ( Geo V ) 5662055 CPL E WHITTAM SOM L I , Together with small hallmarked silver prize medal marked Company Match CPL E WHITTAM The medal index card confirms single British War Medal only, a scarce IGS named to a Bandsman A couple of small edge knocks but medals generally in VF condition
GSM Bar Canal Zone To The Para Regt GSM one bar Canal Zone 22383112 PTE S C BROWNE PARA Medal is named in the first issue smaller officially impressed naming Medal is in GVF condition
GSM / CSM Pair To The Camerons / Q O Highs GSM one bar Arabian Peninsula 22295018 PTE W MACLEAN CAMERONS CSM one bar Northern Ireland 2295018 L/CPL W K MACLEAN Q O HLDRS The Queen's Own Highlanders were formed when the Cameron and Seaforth Highlanders were amalgamated in 1961 An unusual pair not often seen medal are unmounted and in NVF condition
GSM / CSM Pair To The Gordon Highlanders GSM two bars Malaya , Cyprus 14477244 CPL T MCGILVRAY GORDONS CSM one bar Borneo 14477244 SGT T MCGILVRAY GORDONS Although the regiment is entitled to all the bars listed they are no often seen together Medals unmounted and in VF 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 And WW2 Group Of Six With MID To The RASC GSM one bar Palestine T/2037914 PTE F G WALKER RASC 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, War Medal ( MID ) Army LSGC ( Eliz II ) S/22781596 SGT F G WALKER RASC MID in the London Gazette of the 4th of July 1941 for services in the Middle East December 1940-February 1941 Medals mounted as originally worn and in VF condition
GSM and WW2 Group To a WO2 In The Wilts R, POW Wounded and Escaped GSM one bar Palestine 5566770 SJT R H PRITCHARD WILTS R 1939/45 Star, War Medal WO2 Reginald Henry Pritchard from Devonport was wounded and taken POW at Rouex on the river Scarpe in May 1940, he was treated in hospital in Cambrai from the 23rd of may until the 1st of June 1940 and then in hospital in Asvenes from the 2nd of June until the 16th of July, he afterward was interned in a number of prison camp before on the 17th of April 1945 he escaped from Stalag 383 at Hohenfers " The camp was being evacuated to march to the south , I evaded Germans searching the camp and had previous contact for a car, with my companion Sgt Kibble Glosters we obtained the car and got through the German lines , finally reaching Antwerp and reporting to authorities Medals are unmounted and in EF condition
GSM Bar Canal Zone To the Foresters, Received Commendation for Bravery GSM one bar Canal Zone 22772570 LCPL G BOOTH FORESTERS with MID oakleaf to the top of the ribbon Queens Commendation for Brave Conduct , London Gazette 21st of August 1964, 22772570 Cpl Geoffrey Booth, 1st Bn Royal Leicestershire Regiment " For his courage and determination in recuing a youth who had fallen into a deep and dangerous tideway. he bravely jumped into the water and supported the boy who could not swim until assistance arrived" Medal mounted on single pin as worn and in EF condition
GSM Bar Malaya To a Chaplain GSM one bar Malaya ( Eliz II ) THE REV W W HENERY CF4 R A CH D Together with original box of issue medal is in toned NEF condition with original ribbon mounted on single mounting pin as worn
GSM Group Of 5 To An Officer R Sigs Taken POW At Singapore 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, GSM ( Geo VI ) one bar Malaya MAJOR F J COOK R SIGS Lieut F J Cook Royal Signals was taken POW at Singapore in February 1942, he was released in 1945 Official correction to the MA of MAJOR on the GSM, otherwise the medals are with original ribbons and in GVF 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 1854 4 Bars To The 42nd Bl Infantry IGS four bars Burma 1889-92, Chin-Lushai 1889-90, N E Frontier 1891, Burma 1887-89 3762 SEPOY TALSARAM THAPA 42ND BL INFY The regiment later became Gurkha Light Infantry, the surname Thapa is a Nepalese ( Gurkha ) name. the regiment is confirmed as serving in all the campaigns represented by the bars on this medal One rivet missing between the Burma 1889-92 and Chin Lushai 1889-90 bars, otherwise the medal is in attractive toned 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 Armoured Car Company 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 Two Bars To Indian Army Captain IGs two bars Punjab Frontier 1897-98 , Tirah 1897-98 CAPT A R WALLIS 34TH PIONEERS medal is in VF condition
IGS Two Bars To The Railways IGS two bars Afghan NWF 1919, Waziristan 1919-21 PTE W D BRENT RLWYS A scarce unit , Railways 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
India Mutiny Medal To 14th Lt Dgns Mortally Wounded Indian Mutiny Medal one bar Central India F MAYTUM 14TH LGT DRGNS F Maytum was mortally wounded at Koonch on the 7th of May 1858 The Battle Of Koonch, 7 May 1858 On the 5th of May 1858, The 14th light Dragoons were again on the march with Sir Hugh Rose in the heat of India. Instead of following the direct road to Koonch the march was inclined toward the west in an attempt to turn Tantia Topi’s entrenchment and threaten his line of retreat. Tantia Topi had taken up positions at Koonch after the battle of Betwa in an attempt to block the advance on Calpee. Reconnaissance of Koonch had determined that the town was open but it would be difficult to attack because it was surrounded by woods and walled enclosures, but as was their custom, the rebels who were 20,000 strong, had chosen only to prepare to receive an attack by the direct road from the south side of the town. There were only light entrenchments to the west side. With the entrenchment enclosures left with only minor garrisons, the job of the infantry was an easy one and the rebels retired the city in short order with an orderly retreat. This retreat was soon turned to chaos when Sir Hugh ordered the cavalry and horse artillery to pursue the retreating enemy. The enemy lost 500 to 600 men and 9 guns. British loses were 9 killed and 47 wounded, but there were an additional 45 fatal cases of sunstroke Medal with original ribbon, one small edge knock otherwise in VF 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
MBE Group Of 11 To The R Anglian Regiment MBE ( Military ) , IGS one bar NWF 1937/39 5826233 L/CPL T BEARD SUFF R 1939/45 Star, Burma Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, GSM one bar Malaya 5826233 W O CL2 T W BEARD R LINCOLNS CSM one bar South Arabia MAJOR T W BEARD R ANGLIAN , Coronation Medal 1953, Army LSGC ( Eliz II ) 5826233 SGT T W BEARD R LINCOLNS Awarded the MBE in 1979 after 44 years service , his MBE citation which is with the lot ( Quartermaster 3 WFR ( V ) confirms all service , he was wounded in action on the North West Frontier in 1940 . Together with a folder containing approx. 18 congratulation letters , mainly from senior officers, Army certs of education x 3, Coronation medal 1953 cert, Commission warrants x 2 , large group photos with Beard identified x 5, war office report reporting wounded , ( gunshot wound right buttock due to enemy action ) Statutes book for MBE, presentation tray presentation rifle butt It is likely that this is a unique combination of medals to the British Army, as the congratulations letter from Lt Col P F Walker in 1980 states, " How many does that make now ? 11 ! and you must just about be the only person still serving with the IGSM ! " MBE was awarded at Buckingham palace in 1980 Medals unmounted and generally in GVF condition
MBE Group Of Eight To The Merchant Navy MBE ( Civil ) in box of issue, 1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, Pacific Star bar Burma, Italy Star, War medal, NGS one bar Near East E DINSDALE Together with group of miniature medals , ribbon brooch bars, full size and miniature, congratulations letter from Ministry of Transport dated 1941 in envelope addressed to Sunderland, congratulations letter from the British India Steam Navigation Company,congratulations letter from Gray Dawes and Co, forwarding letter for the MBE, Lifeboatman Proficiency certificate dated 1927 and box of issue for the MBE Ernest Dinsdale was awarded the MBE in the London Gazette of the 1st of January 1942 whilst serving as the Purser on the MV Dilwara Mv Dilwara was built by Barclay Curle & Company, Glasgow. She was launched 17th October 1935 and was finished being built in 1936. She was 11,050 gross tonnes and was to be used as a troopship. She was owned by the British India Steam Navigation Company from 1936-1960. She was Launched by Lady Currie, wife of Sir William Currie, Managing Director of BI (and of P&O). She was delivered to the British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd, London, on 15th January 1936. She was the first purpose built British troopship since 1867, and was chartered to the Government together with her three near sisters, DEVONSHIRE (Bibby Line, Fairfield, 1939), DUNERA (BI, Barclay Curle, 1937) and ETTRICK (P&O, Barclay Curle, 1939). As built she could accommodate 104 First Class passengers, 100 Second Class, 164 troops' families and 1,154 troops. She cost £403,700 and spent part of her first summer operating school cruises. In 1939, when war broke out, she was in the Indian Ocean homeward bound. On 16th September 1939 she collided with the Blue Funnel Line STENTOR and untertook repairs at Gibraltar until 20th November 1939. During 1940-1941 she was used as a troopship from South Africa to Egypt and took part in the evacuation of Greece. Then in 1942 she and DUNERA were present at the Madagascar landings. In 1943 she took part in the Sicilian campaign. In 1945 she was involved in the liberation of Burma but on the 8th June 1945 she was mined off Rangoon but reached port with only minor damages. She was the HQ ship during surrender operations at Singapore. in 1949 she was refitted by her builders with a lower troop capacity and with bunks instead of hammocks and re-entered service in October 1950. Most of her employment was now between the UK and the Far East, including service in the Korean War. Capacity now 125 First Class, 96 Second Class, 104 Third Class and 790 troops. in 1953 she was at the Coronation Review at Spithead and in November 1956 she was employed during Suez Campaign. Her trooping contract terminated in 1960 and on 11th November 1960 she was sold to the China Navigation Co Ltd (John Swire & Co), renamed KUALA LUMPUR, and put into service as a pilgrim carrier (243 First Class passengers and 1669 pilgrims). in 1962 she began off-season cruising from Australia and New Zealand taking school parties in former pilgrim/troop quarters until November 1971 when she was sold to be broken up by Tung Cheng Steel Co Ltd, Kaohsiung, Taiwan An impressive Merchant Navy group with extensive WW2 service MBE and WW2 medals mounted as originally worn, war medal has come loose, NGS unmounted , medals are in 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
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 And TFEM To The London Regt MM ( Geo V ) 530422 C S MJR H C TUBB 15/LOND R TFEM ( Geo V ) 530442 C S MJR H C TUBB 15/LOND R Together with original congratulations letter from the commanding officer of the Civil Service Rifles dated 1919 The medal index card confirms British War and Victory Medals and that they were returned unissued under Kings Regulations , therefore the MM and TFEM are his only issued medals Medals are in toned EF condition with original ribbons and in original boxes of issue
MM Group Of Six To The KRRC / London Regt MM ( Geo V ) 4156 SJT F M CONSON KRRC 1914 Star Trio 4156 CPL - A WOCL 2 F M CONSON KRRC , Army LSGC ( Geo V ) 4156 C Q M SJT F M CONSON KRRC Efficiency Medal ( Geo VI ) bar Territorial 6837077 BNDSNN F M CONSON MM QUEENS WESTMINSTERS KRRC MM announced in the London Gazette of the 19th of February 1917 for services in France , He was admitted to the Canadian General Hospital in Treport on the 18th of May 1915 suffering from a bullet wound to the left eye A very unusually named Efficiency Medal Medals heavily polished on the obverse, no doubt having been worn on many occasions as a regimental bandsman, first five mounted as originally worn and in polished fine condition on the obverse and in NVF condition on the reverse, the Efficiency Medal 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
Naval LSGC Entitled To The DSM For Sinking The Scharnhorst Naval LSGC ( Geo V ) coinage head J93419 E J CORNFORD PO TEL HMS SHROPSHIRE Awarded the DSM in the London Gazette of the 7th of March 1944 for services aboard HMS Sheffield during the sinking of the German battleship Scharnhorst medal with original ribbon and in VF condition
New Zealand Medal To An Officer New Zealand medal ( undated ) ENSIGN H T OWEN COMMISSARIAT
NGS Bar Malaya ( Eliz II ) To The Royal Marines NGS one bar Malaya ( Eliz II ) RM7501 H A HOPE MNE RM the Eliz II NGS bar Malaya is a very scarce medal not often seen
NGS Two Bars To The RN NGS two bars Cyprus Near East P/SSX908756 J F C DEAN AB RN Medal is in NEF condition
QSA / KSA And Order Of Medijideh To a Capt In The Dorset regt QSA five bars Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing Nek CAPT C B TUGWELL DORSET RGT KSA two bars SA01, SA02 CAPT C B TUGWELL DORSET RGT Turkish Order of Medijideh second class Lt Col Claude Buchanan Tugwell retired from active service in October 1902, he was recalled in WW1 and served in Sierra Leone ( entitled to single BWM ) He died in service on the 28th of march 1917 and is buried in Brookwood cemetery , he was awarded the Order of Medjidie in 1895 The Queen has been pleased to give and grant unto Captain Lionel Copley Sherer, 1st Battalion, the Leicestershire Regiment, and unto Captain Claude Buchanan Tugwell, 1st Battalion, the Dorsetshire Regiment, Her Majesty's Royal licence and authority that they may respec;ively accept and wear the Insignia of the Order of the Medjidieh of the Fourth Class, which His Highness the Khedive of Egypt, authorised by His Imperial Majesty the Sultan of Turkey, has been pleased to confer upon them in recognition of their services while actually and entirely employed beyond Her Majesty's Dominions in the service of the Egyptian Government. QSA / KSA are in EF unworn condition, Order of Medjidie is in EF condition with original ribbon and on single mounting pin as issued
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 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 Defence Medal With Badges To The Middlesex Imp Yeo Wounded QSA two bars Cape Colony , Orange Free State 6298 TPR G WEBSTER 34TH COY IMP YEO , Defence Medal Together with miniature QSA, a rare 34th Coy slouch hat numerals cap badge and Central Assoc VTC badge Tpr Webster was wounded at Senekal on the 25th of May 1900 n 25 May 1900, Maj H S Dalbiac's 34th (Middlesex) Company of the 11th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry, acting as an advance guard, moved far ahead of Rundle's Division and entered Senekal, which was found to be empty of armed burghers. The town was attacked during the day and Dalbiac and three others were killed. Four were wounded and thirteen surrendered, while seven troopers made good their escape. The attacking Boers decided not to pursue them and, instead, made arrangements for the care of the wounded. The British artillery brought ineffectual artillery fire to bear but it was too late and the Boers retired to the outskirts of the town. When the bulk of the division arrived later that day, the town was formally occupied. The funeral of the four Imperial Yeomen killed took place on the following day in the Senekal Cemetery. One Boer killed was also buried there QSA mounted on single pin as originally worn and in NEF 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 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 Four Bars To The Seaforth Highs , Died Of Disease QSa four bars Cape Colony, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Wittebergen 3872 PTE A E COLLIER 2: SEA HIGHS Private Collier died of disease at Springfontein , South Africa on the 16th of February 1901 Medal is in EF 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 One Bar Rel of Kimberley To The Royal Horse Guards QSA one bar Relief of Kimberley 488 TPR F ROBINS R H GDS Fred Robins a 24 year old groom from Weymouth in Worcestershire enlisted into the Royal Horse Guards in 1895, he served in South Africa from the 29th of November 1899 until the 22nd of May 1900 and was discharged medically unfit on in August 1906 A very scarce single bar medal to a desirable unit Medal is in dark toned GVF condition with original ribbon and fitted with a retaining rod to the rear ( easily removable )
QSA To An Agent In The Field Intelligence Dept QSA three bars Cape Colony, SA01, SA02, AGENT G NORTHAM FID Medal is unmounted with original length of ribbon and in dark toned EF condition
Queens Sudan Pair To Capt AOD Served Conn Rangers In 1st Boer War Queens Sudan Medal CAPT C HALL AOD Khedives Sudan Medal no bar UNNAMED Together with original ribbon brooch bar Services of officers states the following " S Africa War 1881 Transvaal Campaign, at the defence of Pretoria. Nile expedition 1898, Medal The Army lists from 1880 List Lt Col Hall as Connaught Rangers later serving with the Army Ordinance Dept, He retired in 1914 and has no other medal entitlement Medals mounted as originally worn on frayed ribbons and in dark toned NEF 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
TFWM Group Of Four To The Seaforth Highs British War and Victory Medals 326 PTE G A BRUCE SEAFORTH . TFWM 326 PTE G A BRUCE SEAFORTH TEM ( Geo V ) 267253 PTE G A BRUCE 6-SEA HIGHS Medals are in VF condition
Three Bar Crimea Medal To The 34th Regt Crimea medal three bars Alma , Inkermann , Sebastopol G O'NEILL 34TH REGT Medal is officially impressed Medal with original ribbon , top lugs removed from Sebastopol bar and generally in GVF condition
Three Bar MGS To The 40th Foot Wounded MGS three bars Talavera, Vittoria, Toulouse JAMES MANSFIELD 40TH FOOT James Mansfield a 20 year old labourer from Sherbourn in Dorset enlisted into the 40th Regiment of Foot on in August 1807. He served In the Peninsula , The Americas and the Continent, being present at Waterloo, he received a wound to the right thigh at the assault on Badajoz on the 6th of April 1812 and was discharged at Glasgow in 1817 after 10 years service Although wounded at Badajoz the three bars as on the medal are confirmed on the medal roll , this is the only 3 bar medal to the regiment with this combination of clasps Medal with original ribbon, the medal bar carriage has a slight kink on the left hand side otherwise the medal is in dark toned VF condition,
Two 1914/15 Trios To Brothers In The O&BLI Both KIA 1914/15 Trio 9083 PTE F JONES OXF & BUCKS L I 1914/15 Trio 9920 PTE C JONES OXF & BUCKS L I Frederick Jones 2nd Battalion Oxf & Bucks LI , killed in action in France on the 11th of September 1918 .Son of Charles and Laura Jones, of "Omah," 20, Gardenia Avenue, Leagrave, Luton, Beds. Also served with 1st Bn. in Mesopotamia; twice previously wounded. Charles Jones 1st Battalion Oxf & Bucks L I died of wounds in Mesopotamia on the 8th of April 1916, Son of Charles and Laura Jane Jones, of 20, Omrah Gardenia Avenue, Leagrave, Luton. Also served in France and was wounded 25th Aug., 1915, whilst serving with 6th Bn. Medals with original ribbons and in NEF condition
Two WW1 Pairs To Brothers Both Casualties British war and Victory Medals S-26763 PTE G BURNET CAMERONS British War and Victory Medals 5607 PTE D M BURNET CAMERONS Pte G Burnet transferred to the 8th Seaforth Highlanders and was killed in action on the first day of the battle of Arras the 9th of April 1917 , his brother Pte D M Burnet transferred to the 2nd Gordon Highlanders and died of wounds on the 15th of June 1917 , they were both the sons of James and Jeannie Burnet of Eglinton St Glasgow Medals hung together within cut out polished leather strip, with original ribbons and in tarnished EF condition
Victory Medal To The 72nd Can Inf KIA 1st Day Vimy Victory Medal 129449 PTE W L HENRY 72-CAN INF William Lawrence Henry was killed in action on the first day of Vimy 9th of April 1917 whilst serving in C company of the 72nd Highlanders of Canada. Son of George and Helen Henry, of Tingwall, Shetland Islands, Scotland On the night of April 8th, 1917, the Seaforths filed into Gobron Tunnel to await the morning’s assault on Vimy Ridge. It was Easter Sunday, and it began to snow. At zero hour on the morning of April 9th, mines were blown along the enemy’s front lines, and the attacking force of 13 officers and 249 other ranks of the 72nd Battalion advanced behind a precisely-timed creeping artillery barrage. Positioned on the left flank of the Canadian attack, the Seaforths’ objective was to take Clutch trench between the junctions of Cyrus trench to the south and Cluck trench to the north. Moments after the attack began, withering German machine gun fire from Hill 145 and Hill 120 (the Pimple) began inflicting tremendous casualties on the Battalion. This enfilading fire from both flanks slowed, but could not halt the 72nd Battalion’s advance. The 72nd took their objectives, but the toll was devastating: by day’s end, 206 Seaforths were killed, wounded or missing. After three days of mopping-up and consolidating their position, the Battalion overran the last vestiges of German resistance at Claude trench on the morning of April 13th. The Seaforths had secured the left flank of the attack, and the ridge was in Canadian control. Vimy Ridge: the Seaforth Highlanders’ costliest victory of the First World War Medal with original ribbon and in GVF condition
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 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 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 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 An RAF Officer Whos Plane Was Forced Down By Machine Gun Fire British war and Victory medals 2.LIEUT G W PEARCE RAF On the 9th of November 1918 2.Lieut Pearce was an observer in an RE8 of 53 squadron piloted by Lt V Foster when it was hit by machine gun fire and forced to land damaged, the pilot and observer were uninjured George William Pearce from Kemp Town Brighton served three and a half years as a despatch rider in the royal Engineers before being commissioned into the RAF, his RAF service papers showing him as a fighter reconnaissance observer The medal index card confirms pair only Medals in boxes and packets of issue and in EF condition
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 Belgian Croix De Guerre And Later GSM British War and Victory Medals LIEUT F G HORWILL GSM one bar Palestine F G HORWILL Belgian Croix De Guerre Lieut Frank Gregson Horwill was awarded the Belgian Croix De Guerre in the London Gazette of the 2nd of September 1919 whilst serving with 407 Battery 96 Bde RFA , he is shown on the Palestine medal roll as an examiner of banks. An unusual combination of medals , first three mounted as originally worn but Croix de Guerre now broken free due to distressed ribbon, GSM with original ribbon and unmounted . Medals generally in VF 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
WW1 Pair With MSM Awarded To The RE For North Russia British War and Victory Medals 143610 SPR W H BODLEY RE MSM ( Geo V ) 143610 DVR W H BODLEY RE MSM announced in the London Gazette of the 13th of August 1919 His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Meritorious Service Medal to the following Warrant Officers, Non-commissioned Officers and Men in recognition of valuable service rendered witih the British Force in North Russia (Murmansk Command) : 143610 Dvr. Bodley. W. H. (Tottenham). Medals unmounted with original ribbons , one slight edge knock to the MSM otherwise medals are in toned NEF condition
WW1 Pair with Service badge , Dog Tag And Divisional Badge To The Canadian Black Watch British war and Victory Medals 426529 CPL J BELL 13-CAN INF Together with numbered Canadian for service at the front badge, 1st Canadian Division "lest We Forget" lapel badge and aluminium dog tag Medals with original ribbons and in NEF condition
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 5 Including Eff Medal Bar Militia To The DLI , DOW Kohima Burma 1944 1939/45 Star, Burma Star, Defence medal, War medal Efficiency medal ( Geo VI ) bar Militia 4452258 CPL H E WOODCOCK DLI Sergt Harold Ernest Woodcock aged 30 from Hull served with the 2nd Batt The Durham Light Infantry and was wounded at Kohima on the 19th of April 1944 ,he died of his wounds on the 27th of April 1944 and is buried in Kohima War Cemetery Burma A very scarce Efficiency Medal bar Militia to an Infantry regiment and an emotive group to a casualty in the Durham Light Infantry at the famous battle of Kohima Burma
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 Four To South Staff Regt Officer Casualty 1939/45 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal with condolence slip CAPTAIN H LE B BRISBANE-BEDWELL and in original box of issue addressed to his father ( Capt H B Bedwell RN ) in St martins Oswestry Captain Harold Le Breton Brisbane -Bedwell was reported missing believed POW In Italy on the 8th of October 1944 whilst serving attached to the 1/2nd Punjab regiment, he was later confirmed KIA this day and is buried in Forli War Cemetery Italy Medal are in EF condition
WW2 group To a Fleet Air Arm Pilot With Royal Humane Society Medal 1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, Pacific Star bar Burma, Defence medal, War medal , Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal LIEUT RICHARD L M SHANNON ROYAL NAVY 4TH AUGUST 1943 Lieut Shannon was awarded the Royal Humane Society Medal and a Special Order of the Day Commendation for attempting to save the life of a pilot who's plane had crashed into the River Cleddau in Wales, he himself serving as a pilot flying Walrus's with 765 squadron at the time, the incident is most likely the following "W3031 capsized in the Cleddau River after its Starboard wingtip hit on landing in August 1943, Midshipman BG Bridgewater was killed but Sub Lt. FW Smallwood was rescued" on August 27th 1943 Lieut Shannon was himself involved in a crash as follows "the wing of Walrus P5707 struck a pinnace and the aircraft dived into the water, Lt. Cdr. RLM Shannon was uninjured but a 14 year old Sea cadet, Alec Hancock was killed "due to war operations" - presumably he was in the pinnace" Together with miniature medals mounted on bar ( excluding Royal Humane Medal ) , full size and miniature medal ribbon bars and 26 original statements of service covering from 1942 to 1953 as pilot, flying instructor etc Campaign medals mounted as originally worn, the royal humane society medal loose on original ribbon with bronze mounting buckle , generally VF condition
WW2 RAF Air Crew Europe Star Casualty Group 1939/45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star ,War Medal with condolence slip SERGEANT E WELBOURN small ticker tape slip and in box of issue addressed to Sherwood in Nottingham Together with an original photo of Sergt Welbourn in flying gear annotated on the back with 30 operational flights undertaken including Berlin, Hamburg, Brest, Mannheim, Frankfurt, Aachen, Leipzig, Dresden, Hanover ,Stuttgart, Dortmund, Kassel, Cologne, Stetton, Osnabruck, Magdeberg, Brunswick and 13 others, the last stating "finally killed returning from Dusseldorf Wireless Operator / Air Gunner Ernest Welbourn from Sherwood Nottingham was killed whilst returning from a mission to Dusseldorf on the 25th of August 1941 and is buried in Arnold Cemetery Nottingham Of the 8 aircraft dispatched by the squadron, 6 were sent to bomb Dusseldorf and 2 were to attack searchlight concentrations. Hampdens began returning to Scampton shortly after 02.00hrs on Monday 25 August. Because of recent intruder activity around Hampden bases by German night fighters, our aircraft had elected not to use navigation lights whilst in the airfield circuit. It is not certain if this was the case on this particular morning, but whilst 49 and 83 Squadron aircraft were awaiting permission to land, H-Harry from 49 Squadron and F-Freddy of 83 Squadron hit each other over the village of Hackthorn to the north east of Scampton airfield. The wreckage from both aircraft fell to the ground around Whale Jaw Farm, tragically there were no survivors. The accident was timed at 02.50hrs. Sgt Owen McMahon (pilot of the 49 Squadron aircraft) is buried in Scampton Churchyard, whilst his three fellow crew members were each returned to their respective home towns for burial. Medals in EF condition