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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 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 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 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 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 Lieut In The 17th Manch Regt Taken POW On The Somme 1914/15 trio LIEUT L B HUMPHREYS MANCH R on star, Lieut on pair Lieut Leslie Brian Humphreys served with the 17th pals battalion of the Manchester Regiment and was wounded and taken POW at Trones Wood on the Somme , 9th of July 1916 , the following is an account of the action and his POW report Humphries L B The 17th Battalion had successfully attacked and held Montauban on 1st July 1916. After significant losses the under strength 2nd Manchester Pals were called back to action at Trones Wood. The assault was initially successful, with most Germans being cleared from the wood. In the face of a hurricane bombardment, communication became difficult in the dense vegetation and continuing losses meant that the depleted force withdrew at 3pm. The order to retire did not reach some of the scattered groups of defenders from A and B Company and approximately forty men were killed or captured. Some tried to escape back to Bernafay Wood and they were all killed, leaving only Sergeant Bingham to return from the northern part of the wood; and he was wounded. This is a first-hand account of a group of B Company, who were left behind on the north west edge of the Wood. Lieutenant Humphreys made repeated attempts to communicate with HQ, but no messages came back. The Germans continued a violent bombardment of the Manchesters. They then stopped the artillery fire (approx. 4.45pm) and their infantry closed in on the isolated pockets of defenders, who were unaware that the bulk of the wood was then in German hands. The Germans infiltrated without the Manchesters having any knowledge and Lieutenant Humphreys clearly found that resistance would promptly lead to the death of his detachment. He surrendered to the Germans and his group became prisoners of war. Statement regarding the circumstances which led to capture:- Date of Capture 9th July 1916 at Trones Wood, near Guillemont. Wounded. B Company, 17th Battalion Manchester Regiment. 90 Bgd, 30 Div. Repatriated to England 22nd January 1919. Address Merle Bank, Hale, Cheshire. At 6.0 am on 9/7/16 the battalion attacked Trones Wood & captured the whole of it. During the attack my company had become rather scattered & I spent some time trying to collect them. At 10.0 am I reported at Batt HQ for orders & was told that B & D Coys would hold the NE edge of the wood, with A & C on the NW edge. Having heard that the bulk of what remained of “B Coy” (which started 98 strong) were at that time at the NW edge, I proceeded there & found that the only men there were 20 men of A Coy & 20 men of B Coy, with a trench in of them still occupied by the enemy. I therefore ordered my own men to remain where they were, at any rate till some reinforcement arrived & at once sent runners to Batt HQ to inform them of the position. At 2.0pm, having received no communication from HQ, I despatched an officer & after waiting another hour without result, a second to HQ. At that time I was with a party of about 10 men, separated from the rest by a wide, deep communication trench & about fifteen yards of undergrowth, making it practically impossible to keep in touch without going round by a circuit across country. At 3.45 pm, the artillery fire which has all day been violent ceased, & shortly afterwards I heard enemy shouting close behind me in the wood, into which they appeared to have penetrated without opposition. We at once stood to & discerned that in spite of the sentries keeping a good look out to both front & rear, the enemy had crept to within 10 yards under cover of the undergrowth & were keeping up a fusillade of rifle fire at the top of the trench followed by bombs dropped into the trench. We returned his fire, but found it difficult to raise our heads above the parapet. They now pressed on our exposed flank, & it became evident that we could not hold on there, while at the same time the enemy were still holding a trench in rear making it impossible to get back. I also did not know what was happening to the men on our right. Under the circumstances I considered that the only course open was to surrender. On arriving behind enemy lines, I was joined by about another 30 men of the battalion, who had been captured attempting to get back. I have since heard that the rest of the battalion retired at about 2.0 pm, but apparently the runners sent up to me were killed on the way. L B Humpreys Lt 17th Manchester Regt.” A War Office letter of 7th May 1919 provides confirmation that Leslie Humphreys had fulfilled his duty “…his statement regarding the circumstances of his capture…the Council considers that no blame attached to him…” Leslie had written to his parents on 20th July 19161 providing a little more detail on events:- “…We got to the starting place and managed to get about a hundred yards without being spotted; as soon as they saw us their artillery got going, also a machine gun. We went on…without losing very heavily. There was a little hand to hand fighting, and then we cleared the wood…I got detached from the Company B with a few other men and was unable to find the rest…All this time being very heavily shelled. I eventually found 30 of the Coy. Dug in at the edge of the wood…We had with us in addition, about twenty of “A” Coy. After about four hours…we heard firing from the wood behind us…Just then a bomb came and landed on Grigg Lieutenant Malcolm Howard Grigg…The enemy was quite close all around so we had no choice…We were taken behind their line.” Medals are in GVF condition with original ribbons
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 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 Group Of five With a Rare CSM Radfan To The Welch Regiment 1939/45 Star, France and Germany Star, War Medal GSM ( Eliz II ) two bars Malaya, Cyprus 14442603 SGT H G WILLIAMS RWF CSM one bar Radfan 14442804 S SGT H G WILLIAMS WELCH a Rare CSM clasp Radfan to the Welch Regiment, I have never seen this clasp to the Welch before Medals are mounted as originally worn, together with mounted miniature group
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 Very Rare Group Of Four to Ross\'s Scouts / Mounted Military Police 1914/15 trio 476 SJT M HELLYER ROSS'S SCOUTS Army LSGC ( Geo V ) 564 L/CPL M HELLYER M M P Mordecai Hellyer from Littlehampton joined the Mounted Military Police in October 1893, He served the last 7 years of his 20 years service in East Africa and took his discharge there . On the outbreak of WW1 he enlisted in Ross's Scouts Ross's Scouts was a white mounted unit formed in British East Africa (BEA) after the declaration of the Great War. The founder of the unit, Major Charles Joseph Ross DSO had been born in Australia in 1857. He ran away as a child to America where he lived with Indians, & then was a scout for the US Army in three Indian wars. He then joined the Canadian North West Mounted Police for six years & was Chief Scout during the Riel Rebellion. In the South African War he was awarded a DSO whilst riding with Roberts Horse & he later commanded the Canadian Scouts. He then stayed in Africa trading in Bukoba & buying land in German East Africa (GEA). He poached in the wilder parts of BEA & GEA, & when the German authorities seized his land in retaliation he moved to the Kisii region of BEA, continuing his activities & selling his ivory to an Asian trader in Shirati, just across the GEA border from Karonga. Angry about the loss of his land Ross would sometimes raid across the GEA border to seize herds of native cattle, infuriating the German authorities. To curtail these activities BEA appointed him an Assistant Game Ranger in 1907 & he gradually became respectable, guiding Theodore Rooseveldt's Smithsonian Institute Safari in 1909. A year later he guided another Safari for "Buffalo" Jones, a famous USA wild-life conserver who wished to lassoo animals & photograph them rather than shoot them dead. On this safari the photographer was Cherry Kearton who later served in East Africa in the 25th Royal Fusiliers before moving to photographic duties with flying units. Charles Ross knew the bush on both sides of the border & he was a proven military leader. On the declaration of war he was appointed to form his own unit of Scouts & in November 1914 the 40 men of Ross's Scouts were sent to secure the western end of the BEA-GEA border area. Major Ross wasted no time in settling old scores. He is believed to have sent the male organs from a slaughtered goat across the GEA border to his old adversary District Commissioner (DC) Schultz, along with a note explaining that this was what the DC could look forward to Probably now things started to get out of hand, Ross's Scouts were a rough bunch of lads even by African frontier standards, & the looting & killing may have been "over the top" to spectators in Nairobi. Also, as was to happen elsewhere during the war, the temptation of seeing cash in the form of ivory ambling around the bush may not have been resisted. On 13 January 1915 General Stewart interviewed both Major C.R. Ross & Lieutenant Paysant of Ross's Scouts at Kisumu. As a result of these interviews it was decided to disband Ross's Scouts. Ross's 40 men chose where next to go & some went on Intelligence duties. Lieutenant J.J. Drought & 18 other officers, NCOs & men were posted to the East African Mounted Rifles on 15 January. They stayed in the eastern Lake area & were known as "Drought's Troop", & they raised a force of tribesmen for cross-border patrolling known as the "Skin Corps" because of the tribesmens' aversion to using clothing. A search of WW1 medal index cards shows that of the 40 men of Ross's Scouts only 19 have medal index cards, and of these a number had previous service in East African units and their medals were named to these units, , it therefore appears that no more than 8 men would have had their 1914/15 trios named to Ross's Scouts Medals are mounted as originally worn and in GVF condition
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
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
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 Long Service ( William IV ) To The 68th Durham Light Infantry Correctly named to GEORGE STAUNTON 68TH REGIMENT FOOT 1831. Service papers are available on-line which confirm George Staunton was from Middleton Suffolk, he served in Walcheren, the Peninsula and Canada and still appeared to be alive in Canada in 1875.He is also entitled to a 3 bar MGS medal. There is no doubt this is one of the first, if not the first medal to be awarded to an other rank of the Durham Light Infantry , the LSGC only being instituted in 1830 , George Staunton receiving his in 1831, 17 years before the MGS medal first being awarded. The medal with original ribbon and is in GVF condition, holed at top with a ring and attractive silver suspension fitted, as was often done to replace the unpopular steel clip and ring suspension
British War Medal To An Officer KIA In Italy 1918 British War Medal 2 LIEUT G S HAYES 2/ Lieut George Stanley Hayes , Queens (Royal West Kent Regiment) attached 1/5th Gloucester Regiment, killed in action in Italy on the 15th of June 1918 , buried in the Boscon British Cemetery medal with original ribbon and in NEF 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
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
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
Egypt / IGS Group Of Three To The Derby Regiment Egypt Medal dated 1882, no bar 8453 PTE G SMITH 2/DERBY R IGS one bar Sikkim 1888 2453 PTE G SMITH 2ND BN DERBY R, Khedives Star dated 1882 2453 PTE G SMITH 2 DERBY R Together with original discharge certificate and 1949 copy of same George Smith from Aldershot in Hampshire joined the Derby Regiment aged 19 in 1881, his full service papers are available on-line Egypt medal with light contacting and in NVF condition, rest are GVF
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 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
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 1854 Bar Burma 1885-87 To The Royal Navy IGS one bar Burma 1885-87 J BRIMACOMBE ORD HMS TURQUOISE Medal with original ribbon and in toned EF 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 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 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
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
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 ...me 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 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 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
NGS Persian Gulf To a Seaman KIA On a Submarine NGS one bar Persian Gulf 1909-1914 238353 A EDWARDS AB HMS HYACINTH Arthur Edwards from Clapton Park was KIA aged 27 aboard HM Submarine C34 on the 21st of July 1917 , his full service papers are available on-line HMS C34 was built by HM Dockyard, Chatham for the Royal Navy. She was laid down on 29 March 1909 and was commissioned on 17 September 1910. The boat was sunk by the Imperial German Navy submarine U-52 off Fair Isle in Shetland while on the surface on 17 July 1917. The only survivor was picked up by U-52. A total of 18 men were killed when the C34 was sunk, a rare casualty medal for a sub on sub action Medal with light contact marks and in VF condition
NGS/CSM Group Of Three To The Royal Marines NGS one bar Near East PLY/X5350 H STOBBS MNE RM CSM one bar Borneo PLY/X5350 H STOBBS CPL RM Navy LSGC ( Eliz II ) PLY/5350 MNE H STOBBS RM Medals unmounted and in GVF condition
OBE ( Mil ) Group Of Six With MID To a Major In The Royal Engineers OBE ( Mil ) 1914/15 trio with MID oakleaf LIEUT C H W EDMONDS RE on star , Major on pair , Defence Medal , War Medal Major Edmonds went to France in 1915 with the 110th Railway Company Royal Engineers and was awarded the OBE in the London Gazette of the 1st of January 1919, he was also MID three times, 1/1/1916 , 4/1/1917 and 20/12/1918
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 4th ( Glamorgan Company ) Imperial Yeomanry QSA three bars cape Colony, Transvaal, Wittebergen 9844 CPL K W HANSEN 4TH COY 1ST IMP YEO KSA two bars SA1901, SA1902 9844 CORPL K W HANSEN IMP YEO Klaus Wohlford Hansen was listed missing, later rejoined near Steinkop on the 28th of April 1902. A scarce KSA to the Imperial Yeomanry Medals are mounted as originally worn and in GVF condition
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 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 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 To The 106th ( Stafford) Coy Imp Yeo , Wounded QSA five bars Cape Colony, Orange Free State, transvaal, SA01, SA02, 34939 TPR T VINCENT 106TH COY IMP YEO On roll as 34933 Pte T Vincent, he was severely wounded at Modderfontein on the 11th of March 1902 and invalided to England in April Medal is in VF condition mounted with original ribbon with safety pin sewn to rear of ribbon for wearing
Queens Sudan Medal To a Very Unusual Rank Queens Sudan Medal in silver 40 SAPR DRIVER PERUMAL 1 / MADRAS S&M A very unusual rank, sapper driver in the Bombay Sappers and Miners Medal with original ribbon and with one edge knock at 6 o'clock, otherwise in GVF 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
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
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 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 To The RN Entitled To a DSM For An Outstanding Action British War and Victory Medals 199926 W BRADBURY ACT CPO RN William Bradbury from Birmingham enlisted into the Royal Navy in 1901, he served on numerous ships and whilst serving on HMS Triumph in 1915 was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal in the London Gazette of the 16th of August 1915 " ‘For services in picket boats of H.M.S. Majestic and Triumph 18th April 1915.’ The splendid work of our submarines in the Sea of Marmora was carried out in the teeth of great and incessant dangers, and both we and our Allies the French lost a number of boats in the narrow and closely guarded passage of the Dardanelles. And it was the loss of one of these vessels, the E.15, which led to a most brilliant exploit on the part of the two little steam picket boats belonging to the Royal Navy. On the night of 16 April 1915, the E.15 (Lieutenant Commander T. S. Brodie, R.N.) was detached from the flotilla lying at Tenedos and sent into the Straits to reconnoitre a newly laid minefield about eleven miles up. The Turks, however, were keeping a very vigilant watch, and it was not long before the submarine was compelled to dive in order to escape their searchlights. Thus submerged, she continued to creep steadily up the Straits, but the strong head current gradually threw her off her course, and just off Kephez Point, where the land shelves out and the navigable channel is greatly reduced in width, she unfortunately ran aground. The water shallowed so imperceptibly that she was hard and fast, with her conning tower well out of the water, almost before her danger was realised, and the forts ashore at once opened fire demolishing the conning tower, killing the Commanding Officer and a number of men, and leaving the survivors no alternative but to surrender. When it became apparent that the Turks were attempting to refloat the submarine, steps were immediately taken to frustrate this intention. Aircraft tried to drop bombs on the stranded vessel; submarines went in and endeavoured to torpedo her; battleships entered the Straits and fired two score rounds from their heavy guns, but all to no purpose. When darkness fell, destroyers were sent in to see if they could get within range, but they were discovered and driven out by the heavy fire that was concentrated on them. Next morning Vice-Admiral de Robeck made a signal to the effect that two small steamboats, one from the Triumph and one from the Majestic, were to be fitted with outrigger torpedoes, manned by volunteer crews, and sent in that night to accomplish what aircraft, submarines, battleships and destroyers had failed to do. Throughout the fleet there was very little expectation that those who ventured out on this exploit would ever return, but there was no lack of volunteers and lots had to be cast to choose the boats' crews from among them. By nightfall all was ready, and at 2200 the little boats, with sides easily penetrable by a rifle bullet, got underway. The whole enterprise was fraught with the greatest danger, seeing that the boats had to steam ten or eleven miles through a narrow channel dominated by the Turks on both sides, and that the enemy had been well warned the previous day of our intention to destroy the submarine by some means or another. For some time, however, all went well; and then, while they were still three or four miles from their goal, they were suddenly lit up by the glare of a searchlight. Instantly a torrent of fire was opened on them, and the sea, now brilliantly lit, seemed as though it were lashed by a terrific hailstorm. As if by a miracle the boats remained unscathed, forging their perilous way ahead against the strong current, the centre always of a dazzling blaze of light and the target of guns that increased in number as they advanced. As they got nearer and nearer to the stranded submarine, fresh searchlights came into action from directly ahead, the enemy hoping by this means to blind the helmsmen and conceal the whereabouts of the E.15. Presently however one of the Turks made a slip and threw his light full on to the submarine. It was all our men wanted. The Majestic’s boat was then no more than three hundred yards distant from it, and Lieutenant Godwin put her end on to the target, slowed her down, and dropped his first torpedo. Unfortunately the glare of the search lights confused his aim, and the weapon missed, and a few seconds afterwards the Turkish gunners scored their one and only hit of the night with a shot that carried away part of the boat's stern. She instantly began to fill, but Lieutenant Godwin still had another torpedo in its slings, and he was determined to use it. Putting on steam he again approached the submarine, and taking careful aim, was rewarded after a few seconds by a great explosion which occurred well under water, just forward of her conning tower. After such an attack no submarine would have any remaining value save as waste metal. In the meantime the Triumph's boat had observed the misfortune of her consort and hurriedly steamed up alongside. All the men of the damaged craft were taken aboard, including one, the only casualty, who had been mortally wounded. The forts and batteries ashore had redoubled their efforts when the torpedo struck home, but not another shot found its intended billet, and when the Triumph, now doubly loaded, set off down stream, the enemy gunners, for some reason best known to themselves, concentrated their fire on the drifting and tenantless wreck of the Majestic's boat. Vice-Admiral de Robeck congratulated those concerned in a general signal, and the Admiralty telegraphed Lieutenant Commander Robinson's promotion to Commander for his services. The D.S.O. was awarded to Lieutenant Godwin, and the D.S.C. to Lieutenant Brooke-Webb and Midshipman Woolley, while the boats' crews all received the D.S.M., Commander Robinson had already performed in Gallipoli a deed of gallantry for which he was later awarded the Victoria Cross. A DSM group of five to the steam picket of HMS Majestic sold in DNW on the 18th of May 2011 for a hammer price of £4000 Medals with original tatty ribbons and 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
WW2 Group Of Five to Beds & Herts Regiment, Probable Chindit GSM one bar Palestine 5948939 PTE V M MALLA BEDFS & HERTS R 1939-45 star, Burma star, Defence medal, War medal The 1st Beds & Herts regiment served with the 14th British Infantry Brigade in Burma and formed Columns 16 and 61 in the 2nd Chindit expedition in 1944. There is a photo available on-line of a Beds & Herts chindit column which includes a sergt Malla , ( photo will be provided with the group) this is a very unusual name and probably the recipient of this medal group , further research required Medals unmounted in NEF condition
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
Zulu War Medal Bar 1879 To HMS Shah Zulu War Medal one bar 1879 N J WAITE AB HMS SHAH Nathaniel John Waite was born in Bridge Kent in 1850, he joined the Royal Navy in 1874 , he served in various ships including HMS Shah during the Zulu War, he died in service, being discharged dead from HMS Constance on the 26th of March 1883 at the time of death his rank being PO 1CL HMS Shah took Sir Garnet Wolseley to take over from Lord Chelmsford in the Zulu War landing at Durban on 4th July 1879. Some of her crew took part in the Battle of Ginginlovo on 2nd April 1879. She also landed part of the Naval Brigade for the Relief of Eshowe in conjunction with HMS Tenedos and HMS Boadicea. Medal lightly toned and in NEF condition