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King’s South Africa Medal, to Pte. W. Mills, K.R.R.C. 17/347 Single: King’s South Africa Medal, 2 clasps, ‘South Africa 1901’, ‘South Africa 1902’ Named to: 8045 Private W. Mills, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Condition: Good V.F.
1914 Star & Victory Medal, Cpl. E. H. Hamilton, 1st Rifle Bde. 17/224 Pair: 1914 Star (Pte.) Victory Medal (Cpl.) Named to: 8007 E. H. Hamilton, Rifle Brigade. Ernest H. Hamilton’s Medal Index Card shows entry into France on the 23 August 1914 and is entitled to the clasp, it also shows he later served with the Labour Corps. Condition: F/V.F. small stain on reverse of Victory Medal.
1914 Star Trio, Gnr. James William Rickman, “O” Bty R.H.A., Died of Wounds, 20 July 1916, from Romsey Hants. 16/111 Group of 3: 1914 Star British War Medal Victory Medal Named to: 50909 Gunner J. W. Rickman, Royal Horse Artillery. James William Rickman was born in Romsey, Hampshire and was 25 years and serving as a Gunner in “O” Bty., Royal Horse Artillery when he Died of Wounds on 20 July 1916. He is buried in the “Merville Communal Cemetery The recipient’s Medal Index Card shows entry into France on the 5 November 1914. Condition: Near E.F.
1914 Star Trio, Pte. William Latham, 1 Chesh. Regt., P.O.W. at Elouges and ‘Died in Captivity’ on 9 November 1914. The Victory Medal is erased. 17/232 Group of 3: 1914 Star British War Medal Victory Medal First 2 only named to: 7424 Pte. W. Latham, 1 Ches. R. The recipients Medal Index Card show entry into France on 10 August 1914. William Latham was born in Davenham, Cheshire and enlisted at Winsford. He was taken ‘Prisoner of War’ during the Battle of “Eloges” whilst serving as a Private in the 1st Btn., Cheshire Regiment and died in captivity on the 9 November 1918 and is buried in the Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Germany. Elouges 24/08/14 "Almost surrounded by 9 Battalions of the enemy..." "Now began an extraordinary battle in which an entire German Division (1V Corps) was launched against two British Infantry Btns, part of two Cavalry bdes and 4 btys of Artillery. Described in the OFFICIAL HISTORY as--- the flank guard action--- a masterpiece of understatement.!" It was a full scale battle with the British vastly outnumbered. The Cheshire's were positioned on a low ridge near Elouges To their right were the Norfolks. They did not dig in. A little after mid day the Germans advanced in solid columns , some 7000 in number, through cornfields. A mile or so behind this large number were 15 more battalions of infantry!! . B CO'Y on the far left of the line were close to the 9th Lancers who charged, suffered great losses and fell back. L Battery did good execution , cutting the enemy down in large numbers. The Germans continued the attack but made little progress. About 4pm some British units, under orders, began to retire. At first the Infantry were UNAWARE of the general retirement. An hour or so later the Norfolk's retreated as ordered . The Cheshire's on their left were sent three orders to retire. None got through. With a few Norfolk's they stayed and fought on and even put in a counter attack. In time, sections of the Bn retired (Lt Col Boger wounded) towards the Audregnies Rd . About 6pm, the record shows, that they were almost surrounded by 9 BATTALIONS of the enemy. Boger's ONLY order of the day was "to hold on at all costs" . Between 6.30 and 7pm, with "ammunition exhausted, the Cheshire's were overwhelmed and the survivors surrendered." A small number got away. Towards midnight the battle of Mons came to an end. The retreat began on the 25th.....At the 1st roll call post the battle, the Bn strength was put at 206, (Not all had been in the fight) out of a total of 891 men said to have taken the field. Note- Lt Col Boger. As the situation became more difficult he sent runners for new orders but none came back. It is said the determined stand of the Cheshire's (&Norfolk's) in the holding of the flank position, enabled the 5th Div to get clear and make an unhindered retreat to the east of the 2 battalions. William Latham served B Co'y. Entered France 16/8/14. POW. He was held in Soltau Camp and died in captivity 2 days before the end of the war on 9/11/18. With copied research , including a copy of a RED CROSS list showing Latham POW at the battle of Mons . An early Mons,( uncommon in the market)-- POW & Casualty (died later). Condition: Near E.F. NB: The Victory Medal is erased.
1914 Star with bar Trio and Long Service Medal, to Sgt. John Clements, Wiltshire Regt. 17/021 Group of 4: 1914 Star & bar - (6348 Cpl. 2 Wilts. Regt.) British War Medal Victory Medal (6348 Sgt.) Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, GV, swivel susp - (5562046 Sgt.) Named to: J Clements Wiltshire Regiment. John Clement’s Medal Index Card shows entry into France on the 7 October 1914, it also shows that the clasp was issued. Condition: Good V.F.
1914 Star, Air Mechanic 1 class, R. D. Baldwin, Royal Naval Air Service. 16/077 Single: 1914 Star Named to: F/96 Air Mechanic Class 1, R. D. Baldwin, Royal Naval Air Service. An IDENTIFIABLE, early Balloon Unit recipient of the 1914 Star. Low number. On roll as serving in Cdr Maitland’s, Balloon Observation Detachment at DUNKIRK. A very rough count of the 1914 star RNAS roll, which covers 3 Aircraft Sqds, 1x Airship unit and 2 Balloon sections, came to 435 Officers and Men, taking into account 37 medals returned to Mint in 1934. Baldwin is confirmed as being entitled to the BAR (Issued 1920) for service at least one or perhaps all 3 of the following ---- Antwerp, Douai and Ypres. A rough count of bars issued came to 231, relating to this section of the larger RN Roll. All figures approx. Robert Dane Baldwin was born at Birkenhead, Cheshire 16 Nov 1879. He was a Motor fitter & driver when he enlisted for service as an Air Mechanic on 19 August 1914. He served throughout the War, transferring to the newly formed RAF in April 1918 and left the service on 12 June 1919. Sold with copies of service documents. Condition: About V.F.
1914 Star, Driver later Sergeant C. Taylor, 23rd Bde., R.F.A. 16/011 Single: 1914 Star Named to: 74601 Driver C. Taylor, Royal Field Artillery. The 23rd Bde., was at Le Cateau, and were noted as having inflicted severe losses on the German Infantry. Charles Taylor’s Medal Index Card shows entry into France on the 19 August 1914, it also shows he served with 23rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Condition: Polished. Fine.
1914 Star, Pte. Lawrence Brown, R. Highlanders, entitled to a S.W.B. 16/147 Single: 1914 Star Named to: 2739 Private L. Brown, Royal Highlanders. Lawrence Brown was admitted to No. 9 General Hospital, Rouen on 12th May 1915, with a Gun Shot Wound to the Scalp. He is also entitled to a ‘Silver War Badge’. The entry for this shows he enlisted on the 10 July 1914 and was discharged on 30 May 1919. The recipient’s Medal Index Card shows entry into France on the 9 November 1914. Condition: Near E.F.
1914 Star,to Casualty, Pte. John James Terdre, 1/6th Devon Regiment. 72/090 WW1 Single, 1914 Star. Named to: 7849 Pte. J. J. Terdre, 1 Devon R. Died Mesopotamia 5 Oct 1918. John James Terdre was born in East Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon in 1891. In 1911 he was already serving in the Army, aged 21, stationed in Dorset. Sold with copy of MIC confirming entitlement to BWM & VM as well as Bar for the 1914 Star. Soldiers Died entry. Also copies of 1891, 1901 & 1911 census entries. Condition: Good V.F.
1914-15 Star & B.W.M., Pte., F. W. Boalch, 27 Canadian Infantry, killed in action 15-09-16. 15/282 Pair: 1914-15 Star British War Medal Named to: 71240 Private F. W. Boalch, 27th Canadian Infantry. Frederick Walter Boalch was born on 25th July 1886 at Bristol, England and was a “Carpenter” by trade when he enlisted on 28th October 1914. At this time he was a member of the Militia (78th Cameron Highlanders Of Canada). Aged 30 years he was the son of George and Jane Boalch of 122 Chessel Street, Bedminster, Bristol, England and serving as a Private in the 27th Battalion Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action on 9 September 1916. He is commemorated on the “Vimy Memorial”. Condition: Near E.F. Please note: the Victory Medal is missing.
1914-15 Star Trio and Plaque, to, Pte. Frederick Faux, 3rd Manchester Pals, KI.A. 20 July 1916 16/186 Group of 4: 1914-15 Star British War Medal Victory Medal Named to: 5248 Private F. Faux, Manchester Regiment, Bronze Memorial Plaque Named to Frederick Faux (This in its card case of issue). Frederick Faux was born in Hulme, Manchester and was Killed in Action on the 30 July 1916 whilst serving as a Private in the 18th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment (3rd City Btn. Manchester Pals). On 26th July 1916 the 18th Battalion Back to Mansel copse & ‘Back to Brick Lane’. At 11pm the Battalion left the assembly trenches at Brick Lane for the 3 mile march through Trones Wood (Captured 2 days before). Orders were given to put on gas helmets and the Battalion marched in great discomfort. Many men were lost in the deep shell holes and some preferred to remove their gas helmets and never took part in the battle. The men emerged from the wood at 4.30am and reached the assembly trenches just in time for the 5am zero hour. The men moved off at the allotted time towards Guillemont. The attack was carried out despite the heavy mist that made keeping direction difficult. The 18th gained their objective and established themselves in the western suburbs of the village. Some 150 prisoners were taken by the men but the German barrage falling behind them stopped the 17th Battalion moving up and the remnants of the 18th were taken prisoner. The majority of the battalion who fell in the advance lay in no mans land until September 16th-six weeks or so later. It was during these actions that the Company Sergeant Major of B Company, C.S.M George Evans won his Victoria Cross. The operations carried on until 3.30pm on the 31st July when the remnants of the Battalion marched back to the citadel. The casualties for the attack on Guillemont were:470 men Killed, wounded or missing and of 16 officers’ who took part in the battle only 1 returned.The battalion’s total casualties for the month of July were: 32 Officers and 1,300 men Killed, wounded or missing. The recipient’s Medal Index Card shows entry into France on the 16 July 1915. Condition: E.F.
1914-15 Star Trio, Bdr. C. Hetherington, 8th Calcutta Field Battery. 17/101 Group of 3: 1914-15 Star Named to: No 27 Gnr. C. Hetherington, 8 / Cal. Fd. Bty. British War Medal Named to: 27 Bdr. C. Hetherington, Cal. Vol. Bty. Victory Medal Named to: 27 Bdr. C. Hetherington, 8 Cal. Field Bty. The 8th Calcutta Field Battery served in East Africa as Light Artillery. Condition: Good V.F.
1914-15 Star Trio, G.S.M. & Defence, Pte. R. P. Smith, 2nd London and Royal Fusiliers 15/249 Group of 5: 1914-15 Star British War Medal Victory Medal (1869 2nd London Regt.) General Service Medal, Geo V, 1 clasp, ‘Iraq’ (115116 Royal Fusiliers) Defence Medal (Unnamed) Named to: Private R. P. Smith. Robert Percy Smith’s Medal Index Card shows entry into France on the 6 January 1915. Condition: V.F. plus.
1914-15 Star Trio, L/Cpl. P. J. Longhurst, East Kent Regt. 17/267 Group of 3: 1914-15 Star (L/Cpl.) British War Medal Victory Medal (Pte.) Named to: 1187 P. J. Longhurst, East Kent Regiment The recipient’s Medal Index Card shows entry into the Theatre of War (5a) Mesopotamia and Bushire on 9 December 1015 Not confirmed but probably related to item 17268 perhaps brothers. Condition: V.F.
1914-15 Star Trio, Pioneer Alford Norman, R.E. Serving throughout with the Labour Corps. 15/299 Group of 3: 1914-15 Star British War Medal Victory Medal Named to: 111005 Pioneer A. Norman, Royal Engineers. Alford Norman’s Medal Index Card shows entry into France on the 21 August 1915 & confirms that he served throughout with the Labour Corps. Born Croydon, Surrey in 1869 Initially attested as 111005 Pioneer Alfred Norman ‘D’ Company 1st Labour Battalion Royal Engineers. Transferred almost immediately to serve in 700 Labour Company with number 289981 16 Aug 1915. Subsequently discovered (& records altered) that his name is Alford not Alfred. His Medal Index Card & Medal Rolls are correctly completed with Alford & all medals appear on the Labour Corps Rolls. Granted compassionate leave 7 November 1917 to return home for sickness & sadly the funeral of his 3 year old daughter. Final discharged 31 January 1919 & returned home on the SS ‘Charles. Released Cl. Z. 3 March 1919. Service papers are available through online sources. Condition: Good V.F.
1914-15 Star Trio, Pte. Alfred Baker, R. W. Kent Regt. & M.G.C. 17/022 Group of 3: 1914-15 Star British War Medal Victory Medal Named to: 10162 Private A. Baker, Royal West Kent Regiment. Sold with: 1) An original M.G.C. cap badge. 2) 5 original photos of the recipient (1 with hat showing M.G.C. cap badge) 3) Soldiers brown book in very tattered condition. 4) original certificates. 1 x Character and 2 x Discharge. 5) WW2 Identity Card. 6) Marriage Certificate and wife;s Death Certificate. 7) St. John’s Certificate and an unused Field Postal Card. Alfred Baker’s Medal Index Card shows entry into France on the 1 May 1915 with the Royal West Kent Regiment before transferring to the Machine Gun Corps. Condition: Good V.F. mounted on a bar as worn.
1914-15 Star Trio, Pte. F. Lee, R. West Kent’s. 15/386 Group of 3: 1914-15 Star British War Medal Victory Medal Named to: TF-1177 Private F. Lee, Royal West Kent Regiment. Frederick Lee’s Medal Index Card shows entry into the Asiatic Theatre of War (5a) Mesopotamia on 26 August 1915. Condition: Good V.F. (mounted as worn with the Victory show in reverse.)
1914-15 Star Trio, Pte. V. Levett, E. Kent Regt. 15/385 Group of 3: 1914-15 Star British War Medal Victory Medal Named to: 10148 Private V. Levett, East Kent Regiment. Valentine George Levett was born 14 Februrary 1899 Sundridge, Sevenoaks, Kent. His parents were George (Bricklayer) & Amy living 2, High Street, Sundridge in 1901 Census & Chipstead in the 1911 Census. He died at Bromley, Kent, aged 71 in the December quarter. Valentine Levett’s Medal Index Card shows entry into France on the 12 March 1915, it also shows he later served with The Queen’s Regiment. Condition: Good V.F.
1914-15 Star Trio, R.A.F. L.S. and a Sports Medal, to Reginald Keats, Pte Ox & Bucks Light Infantry & Sgt. R.A.F. 15/177 Group of 5: 1914-15 Star British War Medal Victory Medal Named to: 15061 Pte, R. Keats, Ox & Bucks L.I. Royal Air Force Long Service & Good Conduct Medal GV Named to: 340526, Sgt. R. Keats, R.A.F. R.A.F. Sports Medal for S.W Area R.A.F. Athletic Sports 1919,”Four Team Tug Winners”. Reginald Keat’s Medal Index Card shows entry into France on the 18 September 1915 Condition: Good V.F.
1914-15 Star Trio, Sgt. J. Graham, 7th Cameron Highs., Killed in Action, 23 April 1917. 17/176 Group of 3: 1914-15 Star - (Pte.) British War Medal Victory Medal - (Sjt.) Named to: S-13392 J. Graham, Cameron Highlanders. John Graham was born in Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, the son of Richard W. and the late Marion Graham of 137 Garthland Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow. Aged 31 years he was ‘Killed in Action’ on the 23 April 1917 whilst serving as a Sergeant in “B” Coy., 7th Btn., Cameron Highlanders. He is buried in the “Guemappe British Cemetery, Wancourt”. The recipient’s Medal Index Card shows entry into France on the 8 July 1915 Condition: Near E.F.
1914-15 Star Trio, Spr. H. L. Ball. R.E. 17/341 Group of 3: 1914-15 Star British War Medal Victory Medal Named to: 37921 Sapper H. L. Ball, Royal Engineers. Harry L. Ball’s Medal Index Card shows entry into Egypt on the 7 November 1915. Condition: Good V.F. with original ribbons.
1914-15 Star, Dvr. George Martin, R.F.A., entitled to a S.W.B. 17/075 Single: 1914-15 Star Named to: L-27403 Driver G. Martin, Royal Field Artillery. Entitled to a Silver War Badge No. 278233, the recipient enlisted on 29 May 1915 and was discharged through sickness on 5 December 1917 from 63rd Brigade, R.F.A aged 26 years. George Newton’s Medal Index Card shows he entered France on the 28 November 1915, it also shows entitlement to a Silver War Badge. Condition: Good V.F.
1914-15 Star, Gunner W. G. S. Sledge, Royal Navy, 1st Day of Gallipoli Landings, Casualty. 17/279 Single: 1914-15 Star Named to: Gunner W. G. S. Sledge, Royal Navy. ‘Died of Wounds’ received on the 1st day of Gallipoli landings THE ANZAC LANDINGS 1915 Battleships HMS Queen, (The Flagship of Rear Adm‘r Thursby / conveying A & B. Co’s. 9th AIF), HMS London, & HMS Prince of Wales , front line of warships in the cove, had a “delegated duty of actually landing troops” known as the “ covering force”. About 4.15 hrs, in darkness,10 to 12 lines of tows , (lifeboats etc), Crewed by RN, each headed by a Steam Pinnace or Picket boat, filled with troops stationed close to the 3 great ships, were given the order to proceed. The tows from HMS Queen, ( Part of the 1st wave) each filled with men of the 9TH Bn AIF, moved past the stationary warship.: ** Above them the sailors on the Queen’s decks gave the services “silent cheer ” by waving caps in a circle, “uttering a subdued whisper, barely audible to those on the boats”. As the boats disappeared into the blackness time seemed to stand still. As for the Turks , they new something was afoot but all they could do was scan the dark and wait. About 4.53 hrs (On Queen 4.25 am ?) those on the battleships heard a *** “sharp burst of fire” coming from the beach. Several minutes later a *** “ British cheer wafted ” over the waters. The Australians had gained the shore. Numerous reports state that the men from the 9th AIF-- (Ex QUEEN) were the first to set foot on the beach. HMS QUEEN – Period 25-29/4/15 SHIPS report - casualties list “ D ” (Capt to Rear Admiral) “OFFICERS MEN AND BOYS -- KILLED OR WOUNDED” - list dated 29.4.15. The casualty date relating to each man is recorded. Dates referred to 25th and 27th .. 2nd in list, (actual wording in quotes ) ---- “William Sledge. Gunner. RN. Severely wounded. 25th Apl. Remarks, disposal, etc - On board HMS Queen ”. In this list 2 are shown killed, AB. A Taylor and L/Stoker Gates, ( other – both in Picket boats 25th and 27th) 5 others wounded are listed – 3 disposed to Queen, one went to “London” and another to a “Transport” (sick bays no doubt). Lt Making RNR, 1st in the list, slightly wounded 25th. It seems the wound was so slight that he was not included in the Telegram list following. TELEGRAM TO ADMIRALTY – States: From Queen (at) (MURDROS - The island), dated 29/04/15 . At top of the list: – “Casualties 25th April Officer, Gunner William Cledge (An error) severely wounded, doing well”. 3 others listed wounded 25th. For 27th -- One killed & one wounded. Sledge wounded 26th. Where he was located when he received his wound is at present unknown. A known record states that he was on board the hospital ship ‘SOMALIA’, en route for Malta when he died . He was buried in the Naval cemetery Malta ,grave 33. He was 38 years old. His ornate grave stone records ------ Died on May 2nd (?) 1915 of wounds received during the landing at ANZAC. War graves record date 3/5/15. His given address was:- 11, Meon Rd, Milton, Portsmouth, Hants. Married, 3 Children. (Small obit on file.) The details of Taylor & Gates, both KIA, are recorded on Sledge’s grave stone. The Star plus his BWM & VM trio, confirmed on the ADM officers roll. No duplication and sent to Widow. He also held a medal for South Africa and the Messina Earthquake. With modern photo of grave and copied research, including service record, and log entries, etc.. Condition: E.F.
1914-15 Star, Pte. D. Alderhay, 2 West Yorks. Regt., K.I.A. 1 July 1916. 14/151 1914-15 Star Named to: 12371 Private D. Alderthay, West Yorkshire Regiment. David Alderthay was born in Smethwick, Birmingham and lived and enlisted in Middlesbrough. He was killed in action on 1 July 1916 (1st day of the Battle of the Somme) whilst serving as a Private in the 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, near La Boisselle. The 2nd West Yorks were part of the 23rd Brigade, 8th Division & along with the 2nd Middlesex & 2nd Devons their total killed, wounded & Missing on 1 July numbered almost 5000. The recipient’s Medal Index Card shows he entered France on the 19 March 1915. Condition: There were small holes in 3 of the arms of the Star (probably for Display purposes) these have been professionally restored, the Naming is not affected. Thus condition is Fine.
1914-15 Star, Pte. G. Davies, 1st Cheshire Regt., ‘Killed in Action’ 7 June 1915 & MID London Gazette 22 June 1915. 17/318 Single: 1914-15 Star Named to: 10111 Pte. G. Davies, Cheshire Regiment. George Davies was ‘Killed in Action’ on 7 June 1915 whist serving as a Private in the 1st Btn., Cheshire Regiment. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. The recipient’s Medal Index Card shows he entered France on the 18 December 1914. Possibly a significant Cheshire Regiment casualty given his possible connection with the following incident: A Victoria Cross holder killed. War Diary ---- 7/6/15.” Weather still very hot. This evening the Brigade Major, Captain JOHNSTON VC RE (Major), was killed in the communication trench, two of our stretcher bearers who went to his assistance were also killed.” Between the 7th June and the 11th June 1915, nr Zillebeke, the front mostly quiet. On the 7th the total number of fatal casualties recorded for the Bn throughout the 24 hr period stands at 3. All relate to the Johnston incident. Major Johnston VC ,(Who hailed from Scotland) is noted as dying on the 8th June 15, and so it seems he suffered a fatal wound and was somehow conveyed to the rear. He has a known grave like Davies. Pte Davies was MID LG 22/6/1915 along with 9 other members of the 1st Cheshire Regt. His service of merit re the MID may relate to the death of Major Johnston VC and of course other good work. Worthy of further research. Condition: Good V.F.
1914-15 Star, Pte. R. Arrowsmith, 1 Essex Regt., ‘Killed in Action’, Gallipoli 28 June 1915. 17/207 Single: 1914-15 Star Named to: 16073 Private R. Arrowsmith, Essex Regiment. Richard Arrowsmith was born in Stepney and lived in Mile End, Middlesex. He was ‘Killed in Action’ on the 28 June 1915 whilst serving as a Private in the 1st Btn., Essex Regiment in Gallipoli. Having no known grave, he is commemorated on the “Helles Memorial”. The recipient’s Medal Index Card shows he entered the Balkans on the 10 June 1915. Condition: Near E.F.
1914-15 Star, Sgt. W. G. Taylor, 2nd Btn. Devon Regt, a ‘Military Medal’ Winner. 17/225 Single: 1914-15 Star Named to: 15527 Private W. G. Taylor, Devonshire Regiment. The award of the Military Medal was announced in the London Gazette of 21 October 1918, “15527 Sjt. W. G. Taylor, Devon R. (Ponder’s End)”. William George Taylor.’s Medal Index Card shows he entered France on the 2 May 1915. Condition: Near E.F.
1914-15 Star, to John Johnston, A.B Drake Btn., R.N.D. Died 13 November 1916, also wounded at Gallipoli. 17/280 Single: 1914-15 Star Named to: C.Z./358 A.B. J. Johnston, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Able Seaman John Johnston was ‘Killed in Action’ on Monday 13 November 1916 whilst serving as an Able Seaman in Drake Bn., Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the “Thiepval Memorial”. Sold with copied Information including his papers that show. His next of kin is given as “Wife” Mrs. Margaret Johnson, they also show he was wounded he was born on 28 July 1877 and was a “Corporation Employee” when he enlisted on 27 September 1914. They also show he was wounded “Dardanelles” on 13 May 1915. Condition: Near E.F.
1914-15 Trio & Plaque, Pte. A. W. Nicholas, 1 Rifle Bde., Killed in action 3 May 1917. 11/424 Group of 4, 1914-15 Star (B-2591 Nichol), British War Medal, Victory Medal named to B-2591 Private A. W. Nicholas, Rifle Brigade, Memorial Plaque named to Alfred William Nicholas. Alfred William Nicholas was born in Battersea and was the son of William Alfred and Elizabeth Nicholas of 24 Parson Street, Battersea and husband of Florrie Nicholas of 196 New Road, Battersea, London. He was aged 29 years and serving as a Rifleman in “D” Company, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade when he was killed in action on 3 May 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the “Arras Memorial”. Ancestry has his “Service Papers” which show that he was wounded on two separate occasions before being killed, four odd pages have been downloaded from the site. The recipient has two Medal Index Card’s one in the name of “Nichol” gives his entitlement to the 1914-15 Star and shows entry into France on 19-May 1915. The other in his correct name of "Nicholas” shows entitlement to the British War and Victory Medals. Condition: Good V.F.
1935 Jubilee Medal. 17/320 Single: 1935 Jubilee Medal Unnamed as issued. Complete with its original pin bar for wearing. Condition: Good V.F.
A Submariner’s WW1 D.S.M.,Trio & Long Service group of 5, to Ernest Holcombe, R.N. DSM ‘For Service in Submarines’. 17/288 Group of 5: Distinguished Service Medal, Geo. V - (Submarine Service 1917) 1914-15 Star British War Medal Victory Medal Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, Geo V, “fixed suspender” (H.M.S. “Birmingham”) Named to: PO.223294 Leading Stoker E. Holcombe. Sold with the recipient’s original parchment ‘Service Certificate’. These show Ernest Holcombe was born was born in Slinden, Sussex on 6 March 1885, on joining the R.N. on 27 December 1902 as a Boy2 class his trade is given as a “Carter / Land Worker”. He entered the Submarine Service on 11 July 1909 serving in this branch until 17 October 1918. They make particular note of his being ‘Paid Prize Bounty for the Destruction of Enemy Shipping in the Heligoland Bight Action 28 August 1914’. British submarine patrols in the Heligoland Bight region in August 1914 had noticed that German torpedo boats patrolled this area supported by light cruisers in two shifts of a day and night group. Roger Keyes Commodore (S), commander of British submarines, formulated a plan to raid these patrols using the Harwich Force of light cruisers and destroyers under Reginald Tyrwhitt Commodore (T). The plan was for the Harwich force to drive the German patrol away from the German coast at dawn with British submarine split into two groups, one to intercept any German reinforcements and the other to act as a decoy to keep the German torpedo boats offshore. Further offshore would be some heavier units to support the Harwich Force against any German reinforcements and ideally the Grand Fleet would be in distant support. Keyes approached the Admiralty for approval of the plan on August 23 1914 but the War Staff were too busy to consider the plan. Keyes, rather than giving up, went direct to the First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill. Churchill was impressed by the idea and called a meeting the following day with Tyrwhitt (who had to be recalled form sea), Price Louis of Battenburg (the 1st Sea Lord), Vice Admiral Sturdee (Chief off the Admiralty War Staff) and Vice Admiral Sir Fredrick Hamilton (2nd Sea Lord). Sturdee decided that is was not necessary to send the Grand Fleet in support and so the plan was changed to reduce the support to Cruisers Force C of five old armoured cruisers and Cruiser Force K with the Battlecruisers Invincible and New Zealand. He also changed the direction of the attack. Eight British submarines were involved with an inner line of E4, E5 and E9 north and south of Heligoland to attack any reinforcing or retreating German ships. An outer line of E6, E7 and E8 was formed 40 miles further out and were intended to try and lure the German destroyers further out to sea. Finally D2 and D8 were stationed off Ems to attack any reinforcements coming from that direction. The sweep was to take place on the 28 August with Keyes and Tyrwhitt putting to sea on the 26 and 27 August respectively. Unfortunately it was not until the 26 August that the Admiralty informed Admiral John Jellicoe (C-in-C Grand Fleet) that a major operation was planned in the North Sea, and even when they did inform him the information they sent was limited and vague. Jellicoe was concerned by the lack of support for an operation so close to German bases and so requested that he bring the Grand Fleet out in support. Sturdee told Jellicoe that this was not necessary but if he wanted he could send additional battlecruisers. Jellicoe took this opportunity and he informed the Admiralty that he would be sending Beatty with the First Battlecruiser Squadron and Commodore Goodenough with the First Light Cruiser Squadron to reinforce the covering force. Keyes and Tyrwhitt had already sailed and the Admiralty failed to inform them of the additional British units involved in the operation. This lack of communication from the Admiralty nearly led to disaster when before dawn the Harwich force encountered the First Light Cruiser Squadron. Fortunately it was established the cruisers were friendly. Tyrwhitt was then informed of the reinforcements but it was too late to inform the British submarine of the new units. Facing the British raid the German Navy had two patrol lines. The outer line, 25 miles west of Heligoland, consisted of nine modern destroyers of the I torpedo Boat Flotilla. Twelve miles nearer Heligoland were vessels of the III Minesweeping Division. Supporting these lines were the light cruisers SMS Hela, Ariadne, Frauenlob and Stettin. SMS Mainz was waiting off the Ems to the south but the other seven light cruisers allocated to the patrols were all in either Brunsbuttel or Wilhelmshaven. Unfortunately for the German light forces any heavier ships that might be used to reinforce the patrols were limited in the times they could leave the Jade by tides. Demobilised on 28 February 1919 into the Royal Fleet Reserve. He re-enlisted into the R.N. on 15 February1921 and was pensioned on 24 February 1927 but served through until 1938. He was not fit for further mobilisation in 1939. Also sold with copied information covering submarines and ships. Condition: Good Fine. with contact marks
A.G.S. “Kenya”, Assistant Superintendent Police, G. R. Harris 17/172 Single: Africa General Service Medal, EIIR, 1 clasp, ’Kenya’ Named to: A. S. P. G. R. Harris. A. S. P. = Assistant Superintendent Police. Condition: Good V.F.
Afghan Medal, no clasp, Pte, Pte. John Eskdale, 2/8th Regt. 17/209 Single: Afghanistan 1878-1880, no clasp Named to: 1100 Private J. Eskade, 2/8th Regiment. John Eskdale served with the 2nd/8th Regiment (King’s Liverpool) and the medal is confirmed with a copy of the medal roll. Condition: V.F. edge knocks
Africa General Service Medal, “Kenya”, Pte. W. Watson, K.O.Y.L.I. 17/301 Single: Africa General Service Medal, 1 clasp, ‘Kenya’ Named to: 23039441 Private W. Watson, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Condition: Near E.F.
Air Crew Europe Star group of 4, to, Sgt. Alfred J. Brockway, 419 (R.C.A.F.) Sqd. Casualty 24 May 1943. (The medals are late issues.) 17/327 Group of 4: 1939-45 Star Air Crew Europe Star, 1 clasp, ‘Atlantic’ Defence Medal 1939-45 War Medal N.B. These are late issues. The medals were awarded to: 1310694 Sgt. Alfred James Brockway, 419 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was ‘Lost in Action’ on Monday 24 May 1943 when serving as a Sergeant (Bomb Aimer). He is buried in the “Rheinberg War Cemetery” KampLinfort, Nordheim-Westfal, Germany. Sold with 4 original photographs: 1 coloured wearing hat and showing Brevet. 3 x 6” x 8”, 1 in flying suit, 1 with wife and child and 1 torn showing grave marker. 2 x letters to his wife dated 9 June and 8 July, one stating that he was missing in action and one to say that he is now presumed dead. Also a letter from the C.W.G.C. to a Mrs. Jerrard (presumably the daughter) giving details of the cemetery etc. Condition E.F.
Army L. S. Medal Geo V, Gnr. Russell Louis Roberts, R.A. 16/113 Single: Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, GeoV, “fixed suspender”. Named to: 1405957 Gunner R. L. Roberts, Royal Artillery. Russell Louis Roberts was born in London in 1895 and Attested for service with the Royal Artillery in 1910. His number on enlistment was 34016 & his rank is shown as Musician, very likely as he was only 15years old. He served throughout WW1 as a Gunner with the Royal Garrison Artillery & his Medal Index Card shows entitlement to the British War Medal only. Condition: Near E.F.
Austria, War Merit Medal, Signum Laudis. 1916-18 17/222 Single: AUSTRIA - War Merit Medal - “Signum Laudis”, 1916 – 1918. No ribbon. Condition: Good V.F.
B.W.M. Pte. William H. Turner, W. Yorks Regt. 17/002 Single: British War Medal Named to: 238106 Private W. H. Turner, West Yorkshire Regiment. William H. Turner’s Medal Index Card shows he is also entitled to a Victory Medal. Condition: Good V.F.
B.W.M., Pte. J. Lee, Yorks L. I., K.I.A. 1st Day of the Somme. 14/103 British War Medal Named to: 14740 Private J. Lee, Yorkshire, Light Infantry. Joshua Lee was born and enlisted in Leeds, he was Killed in Action on 1 July 1916 (the 1st Day of the Battle of the Somme) whilst serving as a Private in the 8th Btn., King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the “Thiepval Memorial”. The recipient’s Medal Index Card shows he is entitled to a 1914-15 Star & Victory Medal & that he entered France on 11 September 1915. On the 1st July 1916 the 8th Btn., of the K.O.Y.L.I. was taken into action by Captain K. E. Poyser who was wounded in the attack. The first two waves managed to cross “Nomansland” reaching the German 1st and 2nd lines and a few made it to their 3rd line. However, the 3rd and 4th waves suffered heavy losses in “Nomansland, unable to hold on to the German trenches, the survivors fell back during the afternoon to the British front line. When relieved the Battalion mustered the Medical Officer and 110 Other Ranks. Near E.F.
Belgian ‘Yser’ Medal. 17/326 Single: BELGIUM 1914-18 War, Yser Medal Unnamed as issued. Condition: Good V.F.
Belgium, 1914-1918 War Medal. 17/302 Single: BELGIUM - 1914-18 War Medal Unnamed as issued. Condition: Near E.F.
Belgium. WW2 Croix de Guerre. 17/212 Single: BELGIUM - WW2 Croix de Guerre (War Cross). Condition: Good V.F.
C.S.M .”Borneo”, SA (S) W. W .Bach, R.N. 15/168 Single: Campaign Service Medal,1962-2003, 1 clasp, ‘Borneo’ Named to: 080945 SA (S) W. W. Bach, Royal Navy. SA (S) = Stores Assistant (Stores) which was an Able Rating & effective from 1950 – 1964. The Branch dealt with Naval & Air storekeeping matters. From 1 April 1964, all Stores (S) ratings were re-designated as Stores Accountants (Stores) serving in the newly designated Stores Accounts Branch. Condition: Near E.F. Mounted as worn.
C.S.M. 1 clasp, ‘Northern Ireland’, Rfnm. F. Toner, Royal Green Jackets. 17/164 Single: Campaign Service Medal, 1962-2003, 1 clasp, ‘Northern Ireland’ Named to: 24146051 Rifleman F. Toner, Royal Green Jackets. Condition: E.F.
C.S.M. bar 'Northern Ireland', Pte. K. J. Del-Pinto, R.L.C. 16/202 Single: Campaign Service Medal 1962-2003, 1 clasp, ‘Northern Ireland’ Named to: 25046794 Private K. J. Del-Pinto, Royal Logistics Corps. Condition: Near E.F.
C.S.M. ‘Northern Ireland’ & Army L.S. EIIR, Sgt. C. Borthwick, R.A. 17/093 Pair: Campaign Service Medal, 1962-2003, 1 clasp, ‘Northern Ireland’ - (Bdr.) Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, EIIR - (Sgt.) Named to: 24004398 Sgt. C. Borthwick, Royal Artillery. Condition: Good V.F. Mounted as worn.
C.S.M. “Northern Ireland”, S. Lt. V. J. G. Thompson, R.N. 17/312 Single: Campaign Service Medal ,1962-2003, 1 clasp, ‘Northern Ireland’ Named to: Sub Lieutenant V. J. G. Thompson, Royal Navy. Sold with a copied page from a “Navy List” and 2 extracts from the London Gazette. Vernon John George Thompson: 1966 - Royal Naval Engineering College, Manadon, Plymouth. 1969 - H.M.S. “Arethusa”.. 1971 - H.M.S. “Caledonia”.... 1973 - H.M.S. “Maidstone”.. 1975 - H.M.S. “Ganges”.... 1976 - H.M.S. “Reclaim”.. 1978 - H.M.S. “Bulwark”. 1979 - H.M.S. “Fearless”. 1980 - H.M.S. “Warrior”. 1981 - Commander on Chief’s Fleet, Norwood. 1983 - Director of Engineering, Support. 1984 – Director of Engineering Support, Portsmouth. 1985 – Retired. Condition: Near E.F.
C.S.M. “South Arabia”, L/Cpl. T. Liddell, R. North’d Fus. Killed in Action 1st July 1967. 17/112 Single: Campaign Service Medal, 1962-2003, 1 clasp, ‘South Arabia’ Named to: 23854110 Lance Corporal T. Liddell, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. L/Cpl. Liddell was Killed in Action in the ‘Crater’ Aden on 20 June 1967 whilst driving one of three Land Rovers that were ambushed by mutinous policemen. Thomas Liddell was born in Cumberland in July 1943 and originally enlisted in the 6th Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (Territorials) in February 1961. Transferring to the Regular Army later that year, he was posted to the 1st Battalion out in Germany, where he was advanced to substantive Lance-Corporal in July 1966, prior to being embarked for Aden that September. And it was there, on 20 June 1967, that he was killed in action in the ‘Crater’ when three Land Rovers were ambushed by mutinous policemen outside the Armed Police Barracks. Several men of the Royal Corps of Transport had been gunned down earlier that day, and Liddell’s senior officer, Major Moncour, was responding to gunfire in the direction of the barracks - in fact a desperate engagement between a party of Fusiliers under 2nd Lieutenant Davies, whose Saracen armoured vehicle had come under fire. Moncour set-off with three Land Rovers, Liddell travelling in the third as the driver, and as they approached the barracks they came under withering fire and were stopped dead in their tracks, all but Fusilier Storey being killed, ‘some most brutally by being burnt alive or, in one case, being dragged to death along the road tied to the back of a vehicle.’ Two weeks later, Colonel “Mad Mitch” Mitchell of the Argylls & Sutherland Highlanders famously re-entered the “Crater”. Liddell was buried in the European Cemetery at Malla in Aden, and the lot is accompanied by a quantity of memorabilia stemming from a remembrance service held there in 1996, including a photograph of his grave. Condition: Good E.F.
Civil Defence Long Service Medal, EIIR. 15/034 Single: Civil Defence Long Service Medal, EIIR, British version. Unnamed as issued. Condition: Near E.F.
Crimea Medal, ‘Sebastopol’, 34th Regt. & India Mutiny Medal, ‘Central India’, Royal Engineers to Two Brothers from Newarke, Leicester. 1 known Casualty. 72/145 2 Single Medals to Brothers: 1) Crimea Medal, 1 clasp, ‘Sebastopol’ Regimentally Impressed. Named to: 4171 John Bigley, 34th Regt. Casualty. Died during Mutiny in India 1858. 2) India Mutiny Medal, 1 clasp, ‘Central India’ Officially Impressed. Named to: Sapper Chas. Bigley, Royal Engrs. Charles Bigley served with the 21st Company Royal Engineers during the Mutiny in India. His brother John was a private serving as 4171 Private Biggley, John Enlisted Leicester Militia 14 March 1855 Aged 18. Also "Bigley". b. St. Mary, Leicester. Died at Jounpore, 14 May 1858. Condition: Crimea Medal: V.F. Some scuff marks to obverse, reverse & rim. India Mutiny Medal: E.F. Both Medals are beautifully dark toned.
D.S.M. and WW2 group 5, Act. A.B. Charles H. T. Turner, D.E.M.S. Gunner “Empire Glade”. 17/074 Group of 5: Distinguished Service Medal, Geo.VI 1939-45 Star Atlantic Star, clasp, ‘France and Germany’ Burma Star 1939-45 War Medal Only the first medal is named, Named to: JX.165634 C. H. T. Turner A/AB Born 14 May 1914 at Brentford, Middlesex. In 1939 he was working as a Garage Hand for the London Passenger Transport Board. Died Hounslow Dec quarter 1986 The award of the D.S.M. was announced in the London Gazette of 27 April 1943 “Acting Able Seaman Charles Henry Thornton Turner, P/JX.165634”. In the early hours of November 28th 1942, the Blue Star Company's Empire Glade, Captain George Marmion Duff was in a position about 840 miles north-eastward of Trinidad, zig-zagging on her course. There was a slight easterly breeze with a slight sea and swell, a half-moon overhead and a partially overcast sky, with moderate visibility. At 4.53 am, a submarine on the surface which was never seen, but must have sighted the Empire Glade in the light of the moon and the growing dawn, opened fire from a. position about two points on the port bow. Her first two rounds missed but a third hit a life-raft and ignited a number of red flares, which made the Empire Glade a still more conspicuous target, and also carried away the main wireless aerial.The ship, meanwhile, had started to turn away to present her stern to the U-boat. Her officers and men had rushed to their action stations. She mounted a 4-inch gun in he stern. The submarine fired about 10 more rounds, a fourth shell bursting in the wheelhouse, cutting electric light circuits, and causing the Morse lamp on the bridge to flicker continuously. Successive hits penetrated the hull in various other places; two in Number 2 hold near the waterline; one in Number 3 'tween deck; one in the engine-room close to the waterline and another in Number 5 lower hold. The gunlayer, Able Seaman C. Turner, fired a round from his gun towards the unseen enemy. But accurate shooting was impossible. All Turner could do was to shoot at the flash of the U-boat's gun on the off-chance of getting somewhere near. Then, at 5.3 a.m., as the result of the hit in the engine-room, the Empire Glade's engines suddenly stopped. At that moment she must have seemed doomed, and would undoubtedly have been sunk if the Chief and Second Engineers, Messrs. J. B. Parker and D. C. Keenliside, had not gone below and got the engines running again. In five minutes the ship was again on the move, and a little later was travelling at full speed. Turner, the gunlayer in the stern, had used his initiative by starting a smoke screen, which made the ship a more difficult target and helped her to escape. From first to last the U-boat was never sighted, and in the course of the short engagement the Empire Glade's cabin boy had been killed and five men wounded. But with that single fatal casualty the ship, with her remaining crew of 47, succeeded in making her escape.Some people, with their ship badly hit and her engines out of action for the time being, might have been tempted to throw up the sponge. But Captain Duff and his people were of different mettle, and for his great bravery and devotion to duty the Captain was awarded the George Medal and Lloyds War Medal for Bravery at Sea. In his report the Captain specially mentioned the following: Chief Engineer J. B. Parker and Second Engineer D. C. Keenliside for their devotion to duty in going below under heavy fire and re-starting the engine at a very critical moment; Chief Officer G. Roberts and Second Officer A. C. Hender for their devotion to duty, courageous bearing and fine organization and leadership throughout the action Able Seaman C. Turner, for devotion to duty, efficient leadership and organization of his guns crew, and for his initiative in lighting the smoke screen and helping the ship to escape; Carpenter H. Shakeshaft and Engine-Room Storekeeper F. Simmons, for their devotion to duty and excellent work, willingly and cheerfully carried out, which in great measure enabled the ship to continue on her voyage. The official London Gazette of June 8th, 1943 announced the award of the George Medal to Captain George Marmion Duff, who had already been presented with Lloyds War Medal for Bravery at Sea. The Chief Engineer, Mr. John Bell Parker was awarded the O.B.E. while the Chief Officer, Second Officer and Second Engineer, Messrs. Glyn Roberts, Francis Charles Hender and Dugald Charles Keenliside received the M.B.E. Harry Shakeshaft and Frank Simmons received the British Empire Medal. The citation read: "The ship was sailing alone when she was attacked by an enemy sub marine shortly before dawn. Many shells exploded on or near the ship which, however, put up a splendid and successful defence. The vessel sustained considerable damage, but emergency repairs were effected and the ship kept going. The submarine continued to shell the ship, but the fire was returned and the enemy was eventually shaken off. In spite of the damaged condition the vessel continued her voyage and arrived at her destination after having covered a distance of over 2,500 miles. The Master displayed great courage and skill in conducting this magnificent defence which saved his ship. It was due to his tenacity, resource and seamanship that the ship was brought safely to port. The Chief and Second Engineers remained below throughout the attack and carried out their duties with courage and coolness despite damage caused by a shell which penetrated the engine-room. he Chief Officer was the mainstay of the Master on deck and was out-standing in his courage and devotion to duty. The Second Officer was the gunnery officer in the ship and it was mainly due to his excellent control and direction that such an effective fire was maintained. The Carpenter and Storekeeper worked with courage, skill and untiring energy in effecting emergency repairs while the ship was in action." From: Blue Star Line at War 1939-45 by Capt. Taffrail Dorling – W. Foulsham, London 1973 Charles Henry Thornton Turner was born 1914. He died at Hounslow, Middlesex, Dec quarter of 1986 Sold with copied information about the “Empire Glade” and the U.67 commanded by Korvettkaptan Gunther Muller-Stockheim that took part in the action. Condition: Near E.F.
Efficiency Medal Geo VI, Bdr. S. Watson, R.A. 14/319 Efficiency Medal George VI, clasp “Territorial” Named to: 17317 Bombardier S. Watson, Royal Artillery. Condition: Near E.F.
Efficiency Medal GVI “Territorial”, Lt. J. L. Dunn, R.A.S.C. 17/170 Single: Efficiency Medal, 1930, Geo. VI, bar, ‘Territorial’ Named to: Lieutenant J. L. Dunn, Royal Army Service Corps. Condition: Near E.F.
Efficiency Medal GVI, Pte. C. Onslow, Royal Military Police. 13/251 Efficiency Medal George VI bar “Territorial Named to: 170223 Private C. Onslow, Royal Military Police. Charles Onslow was born in Kidderminster on 30 July 1906. He attested for the Royal Artillery in 1926 aged 20 & later transferred to the Royal Military Police & was still serving with them when he was awarded his Efficiency Medal. His exact WW2 service & additional medal entitlement is not known. He died in Birmingham in the December quarter of 1972. Condition: Good V.F.
Efficiency Medal GVI, “Territorial”, Sgt. I. Organ, K.O.Y.L.I. 15/378 Single: Efficiency Medal, George VI, bar, ‘Territorial’ Named to: 5185420 Sergeant I. Organ, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Condition: Near E.F.
Egypt Medal 1 clasp, ‘Alexandria 11TH July’, to Shipwright, H.M.S. 'Temeraire'. A Maltese recipient. 16/144 Single: Egypt Medal, 1882-1889, 1 clasp, ‘Alexandria 11th July’ Named to: A. Seaegg, Shipwright H.M.S. “Temeraire”. Sold with a copy of the recipient’s Service Papers. Agostin Seaegg was born in Malta on 20 August 1850. He enlisted in the Royal Navy on 21 April 1875 – Rated as Shipwright. He served in H.M.S. “Temeraire” in Egypt in 1882 & also in the later Soudan campaign in H.M.S. “Falcon”. He was also awarded the L.S. & G.C. Medal on 24 July 1890 during service in H.M.S. “Crocodile”. He retired on pension 16 May 1895. Condition: V.F. Small ‘Star’ edge knocks, these do not obscure naming.
Egypt Medal 2 clasps, Pte. W. Poole, R.M.L.I., entitled to an E. & W. Africa Medal. 15/196 Single: Egypt Medal 1882-1889, 2 clasps, ‘Suakin 1885’, ‘Tofrek’. Named to: Pte. W. Poole, Royal Marine Light Infantry. William Poole was born on 19 September 1862 at Hampton, Evesham, Worcester and was a Labourer when he enlisted on the 17 August 1883. He was discharged on 29 October 1902. He is also entitled to a Khedives Star and an East and West Africa Medal for ‘Gambia 1894’. Sold with copied “Service” papers and the medal rolls. Condition: V.F. Slight pitting from the Star.
Fire Brigades Association, 10 years Bronze Medal, H. Jervis 1881. 16/189 Single: Fire Brigades Association Bronze Medal Named & engraved on reverse: ‘1881, For Ten Years Service, H. Jervis’. On its top wearing buckle ribbon brooch. NB: Back pin is missing. Condition: Good V.F.
First Day of the Somme, Casualty. Bronze Memorial Plaque, to Dvr. Harry Edwin Cade, 232 Bde., R.F.A., Died 1 July 1916. 17/236 Single: Bronze Memorial Plaque Named to: Harry Edwin Cade. Harry Edwin Cade was born in Leek, Staffs and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Cade of 148, Junction Road, Leek, Staffordshire, aged 22 years. He died on the 1st July 1916 whilst serving as 810184 (1616) Driver, 232nd Bde., Royal Field Artillery. He has no known grave and is remembered on the “Thiepvaal Memorial”. The exact circumstances of his death is really interesting and certainly worthy of in depth research. Research into the number of casualties to his particular unit for the Battle reveals the following information:- There are 3 members of 232 Brigade Royal Field Artillery who were ‘Killed in Action’ on 1 July 1916. 810184 Dvr Harry Cade, Aged 22 2 Lt Eric Henry Lloyd Clark, Aged 19 2 Lt Trevor Arthur Manning Davies, Aged 23 The 2 officers are recorded ‘Missing in Action’ acting as ‘Artillery Liaison Officers’ advancing with the 139th Brigade. It is fairly safe therefore to assume that Harry Cade was with them, probably acting as a runner. All 3 were later confirmed as ‘Killed in Action’ but their bodies were never located. The recipient’s Medal Index Card shows entry into France on the 5 March 1915 and so is entitled to a 1914-15 Trio. Condition: Good V.F. Slightly polished.
France Combatants Cross 1914-18, faded original ribbon. 17/317 Single: FRANCE: 1914-1918 Combatants Cross, with original ribbon (very Faded) Unnamed as issued. Condition: F.
France Cross of Military Valour, unnamed 17/146 Single: FRANCE - Cross of Military Valour, unnamed as awarded. The Cross was instituted on 12 October 1956 and was essentially a Croix de Guerre for military serving in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia for acts of bravery on the field of battle. The star was for a citation at corps, divisional, brigade or regimental level. The Cross was awarded mainly during the Algerian campaign, much more rarely in Tunisia and Morocco and also in Mauritania and Chad. Condition: Good V.F.
France Indo China Medal 1945-1954. 17/305 Single: FRANCE - Indo China Medal 1945-1954 Unnamed as issued. Condition: Good V.F.
France, Croix de Guerre 1914-1918, unnamed. 17/175 Single: FRANCE - Croix de Guerre dated 1914-1918 Unnamed as awarded. Condition: Good V.F.
France, Liberation Medal 1944. 17/309 Single: FRANCE - Liberation Medal 1944 Unnamed as issued. Condition:
France, Medaille Militaire. 17/201 Single: FRANCE - Medaille Militaire Unnamed as issued. Condition: V.F.
France, Mexico Campaign Medal 1863-62, with original ribbon. 17/285 Single: FRANCE Mexico Campaign Medal, 1862-1863 Complete with its original ‘embroidered’ ribbon. Condition: Good V.F.
France, Verdun Medal & Application Form, Frisue A. M. Lassarre. 17/340 Single: FRANCE Medal for the Battle of Verdun 1916 Unnamed as issued. With official ‘Application Form’ made by 2nd Classe Frisque Amedee Marcel LASSARRE, 204th Regiment. Condition: Good V.F.
France, Volunteer Combatants Cross 1939-45. 17/314 Single: FRANCE: Volunteer Combatants Cross 1939-1945 Unnamed as issued. Condition: V.F.
French Legion of Honour. 17/284 Single: FRANCE Legion of Honour. Condition: In a nice condition, but with a small crack on the white enamel at 11 o’clock.
French Medal for Italian Campaign, 1943-44, unnamed. 17/144 Single: FRANCE - Medal for the campaign in Italy, 1943-44 Unnamed as issued. The 1943–1944 Italian campaign medal (French: Médaille commémorative de la campagne d'Italie 1943-1944) was a French commemorative campaign medal awarded to soldiers and sailors who served on Italian soil or Italian waters as part of the "French Expeditionary Corps of Italy" (French: "Corps Expéditionaire Français (CEF)") under the command of general Alphonse Juin. The French Expeditionary Corps (CEF) participated in the allied amphibious landing and the ensuing campaign in Italy in 1943 and 1944. Composed in part of Frenchmen from North Africa and in part with colonial troops, the CEF covered itself with glory during this long campaign and especially during the battle of the Garigliano. Such was the impact of the CEF and resulting national pride following the first major action on European soil by a large French military formation that by the early 1950s, many politicians felt the "ITALIE" clasp worn on the ribbon of the 1939–1945 Commemorative war medal simply wasn't enough of a mark of respect and admiration on the part of the nation for what was in effect the resurrection of the French army in the eyes of the enemy. In January 1953, a proposition was made in parliament by a group of its members requesting the creation of a distinct medal to adequately recognize the valour in combat and the sacrifice of the men of the CEF who lost more than 7,000 members of the 1st Free French Division. The 1943–1944 Italian campaign medal was finally established on 1 April 1953. Condition: Good V.F.
French, Crimea Medal with “Sebastopol” clasp, unnamed. 17/286 Single: FRANCE Crimea Medal, with 1 clasp, ‘Sebastopol’ Unnamed as issued This is one of the British medals for issue to French recipients, the clasp was made in France and has a small French Silver mark. Condition: Good V.F. with a hook for wearing the medal.
French, Crimea Medal, with 5 clasps, to an Officer, S/Lieut. Le Corre, 21 de Ligne. 17/275 Single: FRANCE Crimea Medal (French version), 5 clasps, ‘Alma’, ‘Inkerman’, ‘Traktir’, ‘Sebastopol’, ‘Balaclava’ Complete with ornate top bar for wearing Named to: Le Corre, S/Lt., 21 Eme de Ligne. Small French silver marks appear in 2 or 3 places. NB: S/Lt = Sous Lieutenant “2nd Lieutenant”. Condition: Good V.F.
G.S.M. “Palestine 19-45-48”, Gnr. A. E. Gamage, R.A. 16/208 Single: General Service Medal, 1918-1962, GVI, 1 clasp, ‘Palestine 1945-48’ Named to: 1151691Gnr. A. E. Gamage, Royal Artillery. Sold with a copy of the medal Roll. Condition: Good V.F.
G.S.M. 1 clasp, ‘Palestine 1945-48’, Pte. J. Tavendale, A. & S Highs, with an Army Boxing Medal. 17/180 Pair: General Service Medal, 1918-62, GVI, 1 clasp, ‘Palestine 1945-48’ Named to: 19034038 Private J. Tavendale, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Boxing Medal Reverse engraved: “E. L. F., Champ, 4038 Pte.Taverndale” Far East Land Forces Champion or Championship with the last 4 digits of the recipients regimental number.“ Condition: Good V.F.
G.S.M. EIIR, 1 clasp, “Malaya”, Pte. S. J. A. Cook, R.A.P.C. 15/230 Single: General Service Medal, 1918-1962, EIIR, 1 clasp, ‘Malaya’ Named to: 23256893 Private S. J. A. C. Cook, Royal Army Pay Corps. Condition: Good V.F.
G.S.M. EIIR, for ‘Malaya’ and R.A.F. Long Service EIIR. To: Sgt. J. W. Nichols, Royal Air Force. 17/092 Pair: General Service Medal, 1918-62, EIIR, 1 clasp, ‘Malaya’ Royal Air Force Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, EIIR Named to: 642868 Sgt. J. W. Nichols, Royal Air Force. Condition: Good V.F. mounted as worn.
G.S.M. “Palestine 1945-48”, Spr. P. J. Warren, R.E. 17/214 Single: General Service Medal, 1918-1962, 1 clasp, ‘Palestine 1945-48’ Named to: 14485329 Sapper P. J. Warren, Royal Engineers. Confirmed on the “Roll” a copy is with the Medal. Condition: Good V.F.
G.S.M. “Palestine”, Pte. J. W. Marks, Worcester, P.O.W. 17/204 Single: General Service Medal, 1918-1962, 1 clasp, ‘Palestine’ Named to: 5251147 Private J. W. Marks, Worcestershire Regiment. Fighting in the Western Desert with 1st Bn Worcestershire Regiment, Pte Marks was posted as ‘Missing believed Prisoner of War’ on 20 June 1942 after the fall of Tobruk. He was originally listed on the ‘Casualty Roll’. Pte Marks was a ‘Prisoner of War’, being held in Stalag 4C, Wistritzbei, Teplitz. Stalag 4C was a camp at Sudentenland Treibstoff Werke, Wistritz bei Teplitz, near Brüx (now called Most) in Czechoslovakia. Prisoners worked in brown coal mines, and the fuel was derived from the coal. Condition: Good V.F.
Germany, Imperial, War Honour Cross with Swords. 17/310 Single: GERMANY - Imperial War Honour Cross with Swords, With makers Mark on reverse. Unnamed as issued. Condition: Good V.F.
Germany, 3rd Reich, Eastern Front Medal, unnamed. 17/173 Single: GERMANY - Third Reich Eastern Front Medal (Russian Front), Unnamed as issued. Condition: V.F.
Germany, 3rd Reich, Worker’s Day Badge, 1st May 1937. 16/195 Single: GERMANY - Third Reich. Third Reich Event Badge, celebrating Workers Day (1st May, 1937). Probably sold to raise party funds. Condition: F to V.F., some coating worn off.
Germany, 3rd Reich, Iron Cross 1st Class. 17/321 Single: GERMANY: Third Reich, Iron Cross, 1st Class. This item has the makers Mark ‘20’ on the reverse of the pin. This is therefore believed to be: C. F. Zimmermann, of Pforzheim. Condition: F.
Germany, 3rd Reich, Iron Cross 1st Class. 17/322 Single: GERMANY: Third Reich, Iron Cross 1st Class, complete in its fitted case. The Cross is the scarce WW2 "Curved form" type – which were not officially issued and had to be purchased privately (which explains the absence of maker's marks). The box is the matching version with a "Curved top." Condition: Near E.F.
Germany, 3rd Reich, Pair of Musician’s / Bandsman’s cloth shoulder wings. 17/242 Pair: GERMANY - Third Reich Pair of Musician’s / Bandsman’s cloth ‘shoulder wings’. Condition: V.F. Originals - Used.
Germany, 3rd Reich, War Merit Cross 1st Class, with swords & with makers Mark. 17/304 Single: GERMANY - Third Reich War Merit Cross 1st Class, with Swords With makers Mark 84 “arl Poellath, from Schrobenhausen”. The tapering pin would indicate a late war issue. Condition: Near E.F.
Germany, Imperial, Iron Cross 2nd Class. 17/294 Single: GERMANY - Imperial Iron Cross 2nd Class. Ring marked "K A G".. Condition: Good V.F.
Germany, Imperial, War Merit Cross with swords. 17/297 Single: GERMANY - Imperial 1914-1918 War Merit Cross with Swords. Condition: Good V.F.
Gosden Family, Father WW1 E. Yorks. Regt., Son R.M. Lost on H.M.S. ‘Repulse’. 14/059 Family group of 6. Father, Pair:- 1914 Star and Victory Medal named to 8628 Private F. W. Gosden East Yorkshire Regiment. Frank W. Gosden’s Medal Index Card shows entry into France on 8 September 1914. It also shows entitlement to a clasp. Sold with an East Yorkshire Regiment cap badge. Condition: V.F. Son, Group of 4:- 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Pacific Star, unnamed as issued, but with the named “Condolence” Slip to Edward James Gosden. Marine E. J. Gosden was the son of Frank and Blanche Gosden of Hersham, Surrey, he was aged 22 years and serving as a Marine on board H.M.S. “Repulse” was lost on 10 December 1941. He is commemorated on the 10 December 1941. He is commemorated on the “Plymouth Naval Memorial”. Condition: Near E.F.
Group 4, WW2 & R.A.F. Long Service Medal, Sgt. T. H. McGowan, R.A.F. 16/213 Group of 4: 1939-45 Star Defence Medal 1939-45 War Medal Royal Air Force Long Service & Good Conduct Medal EIIR Only the last medal is named. Named to: 616599 Sgt. T. H. McGowan, Royal Air Force. The number 616599 indicates a pre-war enlistment. Sold with an original photograph of the recipient in uniform. Condition Good V.F. mounted swing style as worn.
Group of 5, China 1900, HMS Isis, 1914-15 Star, BWM & VM, RFR Long Service, named to William Henry Grady, P.O.1. Royal Navy. 72/152 Group of 5: China Medal, 1900, no clasp (432 awards to the ship all no clasp) Named to: W.H. Grady, P.O.1 Cl. H.M.S. Isis 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal Named to: 113138 W. H. Grady, P.O.1, R.N. Royal Fleet Reserve Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, GeoV Named to: 113138 Dev A. 1090 W.H. Grady, P.O., R.F.R . William Henry Grady was born at Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, 28 May 1865. His enlistment as a Boy Sailor started on 3 Aug 1880. He served in HMS Isis from 10 May 1898, throughout the China Campaign of 1900 & received the China Medal without clasp. He continued to serve as a regular Royal Naval Petty Officer until 1903 when he was Pensioned to Shore 15 June 1903. He joined the Royal Fleet Reserve at Devonport on 17 August 1903. He served in HMS Columbella from 8 December 1914 to 8 September 1917. HMS “Columbella” was launched in 1902 by D&W Henderson Ltd, Glasgow, as SS “Columbia”: the 8497 tons flagship of the Anchor Lines. SS “Columbia” was used on the company’s service from Glasgow to New York until she was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted for use as an Armed Merchant Cruiser in the Royal Navy. She was renamed HMS “Columbella” and commissioned on November 30th, 1914, to serve with the 10th Cruiser Squadron on Northern Patrol, patrolling the area North of Faroes (A Patrol), South of Sydero (C Patrol) and West of Hebrides (D Patrol). At the beginning of July 1917 HMS “Columbella” was detached for convoy service in the North Atlantic. In June 1919 she was returned to Anchor Lines and renamed “Columbia”. She was the only member of the Anchor Line’s North Atlantic service fleet to survive the hostilities. Sold with copy of Service Papers, Medal roll entries confirming entitlement to all the above. Census entries. Condition: V.F.
Honourable Artillery Company Certificate. Ref: Mr. Simon C. T. Bett, & his wish to Join the H.A.C. 17/289 Single: An interesting Certificate concerning Mr. Simon C. T. Bett. Due to attend the Court of Assessment at the Armoury House in the Artillery Ground on 20th September 1970. From the Secretary of the Honourable Artillery Company. Unresearched. Condition: Good V.F.
I.G.S. & WW2 group of 6, Signalman H. A. Thomson, R. Signals. 12/220 Group of 6, India General Service Medal 1908-1935 George V, clasp “North West Frontier 1930-1931”, 1939-45 Star, Africa Star clasp ”8th Army”, Italy Star, Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal only the first medal is named to 6891 Signalman H. A. Thomson, Royal Signals. Condition: Good V.F.
I.G.S. 1 clasp, ‘Afghanistan N.W.F’. 1919, S.S. Imam Ali, “A” Mule Depot. 17/241 Single: India General Service Medal, 1908-35, 1 clasp, ‘Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919’ Named to: 45542 S.S. Imam Ali, “A” Mule Depot. Condition: Good V.F.
I.G.S. 1 clasp, ‘Burma 1930-32’, L. Nk. Shwe Lay, Burma Rifles. 17/167 Single: India General Service Medal, 1908-1935, 1 clasp, ‘Burma 1930-32’ Named to: Lance Naik Shwe Lay, Burma Rifles. Condition: Good V.F.
I.G.S. 1 clasp, ‘N.W.F. 1930-31’, Pte. J. Gibb, Seaforth Highs. 17/182 Single: India General Service Medal, 1908-35, 1 clasp, ‘North West Frontier 1930-31’ Named to: 2816315 Private J. Gibb, Seaforth Highlanders. Condition: V.F.
I.G.S. 1908, 1 clasp, “N.W.F. 1930-31”, Dvr. S. Johnson, Royal Artillery. 17/259 Single: India General Service Medal, 1908-35, 1 clasp, ‘North West Frontier 1930-31’ Named to: 1060479 Driver S. Johnson, Royal Artillery. Condition: Good V.F.
I.G.S. 1908, 3 clasps. Sepoy Lal Man, 58 Rifles. 17/166 Single: India General Service Medal, 1908-1935, 3 clasps, ‘Waziristan 1919-21’, ‘Waziristan 1921-24’, ‘North West Frontier 1930-31’ Named to: 1897 Sepoy Lal Man, 58 Rifles. 58th (Vaughan’s) Rifles. Condition: Good V.F.
I.G.S. 36-39, 1 clasp, ‘N.W.F. 1936-37’, Rfmn Dalbahadur Khattri, 1 Gurkha Rifles, M.I.D. 23 May 1946 as a Jemadar. 15/452 Single: India General Service Medal, 1936-39, 1 clasp, ‘North West Frontier 1936-37’ Named to: 101936 Rifleman Balbadur Khattri, 1st Gurkha Rifles. The award of a “Mention in Despatches” was announced in the London Gazette of 23 May 1946, page 2489, as a Jemadar in the 9th Gurkha Rifles. Condition: Fine with heavy contact edge marks (naming is discernible)
I.G.S. Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919”, Pte. Grainger, Sussex Regt. 17/223 Single: India General Service Medal, 1908-1935, 1 clasp, ‘Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919’ Named to: G/4349 Private A. Grainger, Sussex Regiment. The medal is confirmed on the roll a copy is included. Albert Grainger’s Medal Index Card shows he entered France on the18 May 1915 and he entitled to a WW1 Trio. Condition: F/V.F.
I.G.S. ‘Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919’, to, Pte. Albert Carter, Liverpool Regiment. 16/169 Single: India General Service Medal, 1908-1935, 1 clasp, ‘Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919’ Named to: 9452 Pte. A. Carter, Liverpool Regiment. Albert Carter’s Medal Index Card shows entitlement to a 1914-15 Trio and that the “Theatre of War” he entered in April 1915 was (5Gi) Landakai Ridge on the North West Frontier of India. Condition: Good V.F.
I.G.S. “Afghanistan NWF 1919”, L.Cpl. T. Smith, Duke of Wellington’s Regt. 14/016 India General Service Medal 1908-1935, George V, 1 clasp “Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919” Named to: 10332 Lance Corporal T. Smith, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Condition: Near V.F.
I.G.S. “N.W.F. 1936-37”, Jemadar Shankar Singh, 1/16 Punjab R. 14/230 India General Service Medal 1936-1939, 1 clasp “North West Frontier 1936-37” Named to: Jemadar Shankar Singh, 1st/16th Punjab Regiment. Sold with copied extracts that confirm the rank and regiment. Condition: V.F.
I.G.S. “Pegu”, A.B. Thos. Widowson, H.M.S. “Cleopatra. 17/243 Single: India General Service Medal, 1854-95, 1 clasp, ‘Pegu’ Named to: Able Seaman Thos. Widowson, “Cleopatra”. Confirmed on medal roll, a copy included with the medal. A total of 235 medals awarded to HMS Cleopatra. Condition: Near E.F.
I.G.S. “Waziristan 1921-24”, Pte. Joseph E. M. Day, R. Berks, Regt. 17/333 Single: India General Service Medal, 1908-1935, 1 clasp, ‘Waziristan 1921-24’ Named to: 5328616 Private J. E. M. Day, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Joseph Edward M. Day was born in 1903 at Bradfield, Berkshire. His Medal Index Card(s) show that he is also entitled to a General Service Medal, with 1 clasp, ‘N.W. Persia’, serving as Pte. 35421 1st Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment. Condition: Good V.F.
Italy: Cross for War Merit (Croce al Merito di Guerra) WW1 issue. 72/143 Single: Italy: Cross for War Merit (Croce al Merito di Guerra) WW1 issue. Unnamed as issued. NB: Not fitted with the correct ribbon. Condition: Good V.F.
Italy; Ethiopia Campaign Medal. 17/354 Single: ITALY Ethiopian Campaign Medal Unnamed as issued. Medal for Military operations in East Africa (Ethiopia) 1935-1940. Condition: Near E.F.
Khedives Star Dated 1884-86, reverse engraved to Berkshire Regiment. 17/338 Single: Khedives Star, dated, ‘1884 – 86’ Engraved on the reverse: “Berks” and “1009”. These details attribute the medal to: 1009 Pte. Alfred Butler, 1st Berkshire Regiment Alfred Butler was born at East Ilsley, Newbury, Berkshire in 1860. Condition: Good V.F.
Khedive’s Star 1884, Pte. J. Kenny, 1 York & Lancs Regt., Wounded in Action at “Tamaai” 13 March 1884. 15/404 Single: Khedive’s Star (dated 1884) Impressed on reverse: 1818 Pte. John Kenny, 1st Y. & L. R. Sold with copies of the following:- The medal roll for the Egypt Medal and Khedive’s Star. The recipients “Attestation” papers, which show: Born in the Parish of St. Marks, Dublin Enlistment at Dublin on 30 August 1869 Wounded in Action at “Tamaai” 13 March 1884 Discharged on 17 October 1890. Condition: Good V.F.
M.S.M. Geo. VI group of 8, W.O.1 J. Marsh, N’Land Fusiliers, S. Staffs and R.A. 13/155 Group 8, General Service Medal George VI, 2 clasps “Palestine, Palestine 1945-48” (4267247 Cpl. Northumberland Fusiliers), 1939-45 Star, Africa Star clasp “8th Army”, Italy Star, Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal, Meritorious Service Medal George VI “Fid. Def.” Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal George VI Crowned Head, with bar “Regular Army” the last two medals named to 4267247 W.O. Class 1 J. Marsh, Royal Artillery. After serving in Palestine with the Northumberland Fusiliers the recipient transferred to the South Staffordshire Regiment on 22 April 1940. Then later to the Royal Artillery where he qualified for the “Palestine 1945-48” clasp” serving with the 305th Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery (T.A.). Ian MacInnes’s Book states “awarded the M.S.M. without gratuity in December 1953. Condition: V.F. to Good V.F.
Malta G.C. 50th Anniversary Medal, Original Striking. 17/315 Single: Malta George Cross 50th Anniversary Commemoration Medal Unnamed as issued. This is an “Original” striking. Condition Near E.F.
Memorial Plaque 2/Lt. C. H. Quarrell, 13th Northumberland Fusiliers, Killed in Action 16 June 1917. 17/130 Single: Memorial Plaque Named to: Charles Hubert Quarrell. 2nd Lieutenant Quarrell was the son of Charles Quarrell of 29 Victoria Road, Bournemouth. Aged 20 years he was ‘Killed in Action’ on the 16 June 1917 whilst serving in the 13th Btn., Northumberland Fusiliers. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the “Arras Memorial”. The recipient’s Medal Index Card shows entry into France on 21 April 1916. Condition: E.F.
Memorial Plaque, 2nd Lieut. J. R. W. Webster, 5th King’s (Liverpool), Died of Wounds 11 August 1916. 17/129 Single: Memorial Plaque Named to: John Ralph Ward Webster. 2nd Lieutenant Webster was the son of James Hewitt Webster and Ada Elizabeth Webster of Liverpool. He died of wounds on the 11 August 1916 through wounds received whilst serving with the 5th Btn., The King’s (Liverpool) Regiment. He is buried in the “La Neuville British Cemetery”, Corbie. The recipient’s Medal Index Card shows entry into France on 21 February 1915 Condition: E.F.
Memorial Plaque, Pte. J. W. Walton, 8 Devon Regt., K.I.A. 25 September 1915 Loos. 17/081 Single: Memorial Plaque Named to: Joseph William Walton. Joseph William Walton was the son of George and Jane Walton of 35 Buckenham Road, Sheffield. Aged 25 years he was Killed in Action on the 25 September 1915 whilst serving with the 8th Btn. Devonshire Regiment, into which he enlisted at Devonport. He has no known Grave and is commemorated on the “Loos Memorial”. The recipient’s Medal Index Card shows entry into France on 25 July 1915. Condition: E.F.
Memorial Plaque, Pte. N. Perks, M.G.C (Infantry), ‘Killed in Action’ 2 October 1918. 15/235 Single: Memorial Plaque Named to: Noel Perks. Noel Perks enlisted at West Ham, he was ‘Killed in Action’ on 2 October 1918. At this time he was serving as 131402 Private in the 25th Coy., Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). He is buried in the “Le Touret, Military Cemetery, Richbourg L’Avoue”. The recipient’s Medal Index Card shows entitlement to the British War and Victory Medals. Condition: Near E.F.
Memorial Plaque, Pte. Nathan Pimm, 1st Ox & Bucks L.I., K.I.A. 1 September 1919 North Russia. 17/087 Single: Memorial Plaque Named to: Nathan Pimm. Nathan Pimm was born in Chelsea Middlesex, he was Killed in Action on 1 September 1919 whilst serving as 18536 Private in the 1st Btn., Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (formerly served in the Hereford Regiment). He is buried in the “Ust-Vaga Burial Ground and remembered with Honour in the “Archangel Allied Cemetery”. The recipient’s Medal Index Card shows entitlement to British War and Victory Medals. Condition: E.F.
Memorial Plaque, Pte. Sidney T. Drewry, 1 Grenadier Guards., Died of Wounds 11 Feb 1917. 16/224 Single: Memorial Plaque Named to: Sidney Timothy Drewry. The recipient was the son of George Drewry of 1 South View, Guildford Road, Ash, Surrey. He was aged 28 years and serving as 222645 Private in the 1st Btn., of the Grenadier Guards when he Died of Wounds on 11 February 1917. He is buried in the “St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen”. Condition: Near E.F.
Military Cross, 14-15 Trio & ‘37 Coronation. Lieut. Rowland W. Eaton, King Edward’s Horse and R.G.A. 17/287 Group of 5: Military Cross, Geo V, (Reverse engraved - Lieut. R. W. Eaton.) 1914-15 Star (441 Pte. King Edward’s Horse) British War Medal Victory Medal (Lieutenant) 1937 Coronation Medal (Named to: R. W. Eaton). The award of the Military Cross was announced in the London Gazette of 1 January 1919: ”Lt. Rowland Wynne Eaton, R.G.A. Spec. Res. attd.. “D” A. A. Bty“ An Unusual Artillery Unit in WW1. Sold with much copied information including: 15 pages of his Service Papers 2 pages of the 1937 Coronation Medal Roll Copies of Marriage & Death Certificates Copies of entries for the Census. Forms and extracts from the relevant London Gazettes. A very thorough set of research records The recipients Medal Index Card shows entry into France on the 1 June 1915, it also shows the medals were applied for from his address at, 41, North John Street, Liverpool. Condition: Good V.F. mounted swing style as worn.
Miniature 1953 Coronation Medal. 13/277 Miniature 1953 Coronation Medal, this is a contemporary (old) item, not modern. Condition: Good V.F.
Miniature of the Austro-Hungarian Order of Merit. 17/345 Single: AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN Miniature of the Order of Merit Unnamed as issued. Condition: Near E.F.
Miniature of the Greek Order of the Phoenix. 17/328 Single: GREECE Miniature of the Order of the Phoenix. Condition: E.F.
Miniature of the Order of St. Charles of Monaco. 17/344 Single: MONACO Miniature of the Order of St. Charles Unnamed as issued. This order rewards service to the State or Prince. In particular cases, it may be granted to foreigners. It is awarded by the current Grand-Master, Prince Albert II. Condition: Near E.F.
Miniature of the Senegalese Order of the Lion. 17/329 Single: SENEGAL Miniature of the Order of the Lion. Condition: E.F.
Miniature of the Spanish Order of Isabella 17/325 Single: SPAIN Miniature of the Order of Isabella the Catholic. The Order of Isabella the Catholic (Spanish: Orden de Isabel la Católica) is a Spanish civil order granted in recognition of services that benefit the country. The Order is not exclusive to Spaniards, and it has been awarded to many foreigners. The Order was created on 14 March 1815 by King Ferdinand VII of Spain in honour of Queen Isabella I of Castile with the name of "Royal and American Order of Isabella the Catholic" with the intent of "rewarding the firm allegiance to Spain and the merits of Spanish citizens and foreigners in good standing with the Nation and especially in those exceptional services provided in pursuit of territories in America and overseas." The Order was reorganized by royal decree on 26 July 1847, as the modern "Royal Order of Isabella the Catholic" with a broader focus than the Americas. Condition: E.F.
Miniature, Serbian Order of St. Sava 17/336 Single: SERBIA Order of St. Sava. The Order of St. Sava was a decoration of the Kingdom of Serbia established by Milan I on 23 January 1883. The Order of Saint Sava was established originally to recognize civilians for meritorious achievements to the Church, to arts and sciences, the royal house and the state. In 1914 a change was made permitting military personnel to receive the honour for military merit. The Order of St Sava was then awarded by the king of Yugoslavia until the abolishment of the monarchy in 1945. Condition: Near E.F.
N.G.S. 1 clasp, “Minesweeping 1945-1951”, Petty Officer D. Mason., R.N. 17/187 Single: Naval General Service Medal, 1915-62, GVI, 1 clasp, ‘Minesweeping 1945-1951’ Named to: P/JX.144909 Petty Officer D. Mason, Royal Navy. Condition: Near E.F.
N.G.S. ER2 “Near East, Cook (O) V. Micallef, R.N., Maltese recipient. 15/409 Single: Naval General Service Medal, EIIR, 1 clasp, ‘Near East’ Named to: E/L.929362 Cook (Officers) V. Micallef, Royal Navy. A Maltese recipient. Condition: Good V.F.
N.G.S. “Minesweeping 1945-51”, S/Lt. M. F. W. Dulcken, R.N.V.R. 17/311 Single: Naval General Service Medal, GeoVI, 1 clasp, “Minesweeping 1945-51” Named to: Sub Lieutenant M. F. W. Dulcken, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Handwritten Note shows:- Midshipman 22 September 1944. Act. Sub./Lieut. 17 January 1945. Navy List Jult 1946 shows recipient serving in H.M.S. “Celebrity” a Minesweeper Depot Ship. Served until 1953. May be entitled to a minimum of a 1939-45 War Medal. Condition: Near E.F.
Oman, 10th Anniversary Medal. 15/025 Single: OMAN - 10th Anniversary Medal Unnamed as issued. Condition: E.F.
Original WW2 M.I.D. oak leaf 11/072 Original World War 2 Mentioned in Despatches oak leaf. Postage £2.00 Recorded Delivery, £2.50, £1.50 ordinary mail. Condition: E.F.
Original WW2 Rosette. Original World War 2 Rosette for ribbon bars. Postage £2.00 Recorded Delivery, £1.00 Ordinary Mail. Condition: E.F.
Pair & Plaque, O.S. J. Lamont, Died 2 September 1917 & buried in Messina, Sicily. 15/440 Group of 3: British War Medal Victory Medal Named to: J.49909 O.S. J. Lamont, R.N. Bronze Memorial Plaque Named to: James Lamont. James Lamont was born in Glasgow on 5 July 1891, the son of William Lamont and Janet Smith. He was aged 26 years and serving as an Ordinary Seaman on H.M.S. “Diana” when he died of “Disease” on 2 September 1917. He is buried in the “Messina Town Cemetery”, Sicily. The R.N .Medal Roll shows the British War and Victory Medals are his only entitlement. Condition: E.F.
Pair, British War Medal & Victory Medal, to George J. Brain, The Queen’s Regt. 72/086 Pair, British War Medal & Victory Medal. Named to: 34073 Pte. G. J. Brain, The Queen’s R. George James Brain was born at Hanham, Near Keynsham, Bristol in 1881. A 19 year old Bootmaker in 1901 he rose to the dizzy heights of Restaurant Commissionaire by 1911. Served with The Queen’s Regiment and later the Labour Corps 64881. Sold with copied MIC, 1901 &1911 census entries. MIC confirms the BWM & VM as his only entitlement. Condition: Good V.F.
Pair, British War Medal & Victory Medal, to George Rolfe, Royal Engineers. 72/104 Pair, British War Medal & Victory Medal. Named to: 508567 Spr. G. Rolfe, R.E. George Rolfe was a Hampshire man who served with both The Royal Engineers (Numbers 508567 & (T) 5008) and the Hampshire Regiment (Number 268). Believed to be from Twyford, Near Winchester area. Sold with copied MIC. MIC confirms the BWM & VM as his only entitlement. Condition: Good V.F.
Pair, British War Medal & Victory Medal, to John R. Allen, Royal Field Artillery. 72/126 Pair, British War Medal & Victory Medal. Named to: 175756 A.B.Q.M. Sjt. J. R. Allen, R.F.A. John R. Allen. The medals still have their original, fully labelled (but damaged) box of issue together with Registered envelop addressed to: Mr. J. R. Allen, 30, South Street, Greenock, Scotland. Postmarked 26 October 1921. Sold with copied MIC. MIC confirms the BWM & VM as his only entitlement. Condition: Near E.F.
Pakistan Independence Medal_Cook Mir Mohd, P.A.M.C. 15/252 Single: PAKISTAN - Independence Medal Named to: 6778420 Cool Mir Mohd, Pakistan Army Medical Corps. Condition: Good V.F.
Past Presidents Medal, Lancaster Fire Brigade Association.To:_Chief Officer J Pemberton, Pilkington’s Fire Brigade, St. Helens. 16/183 Single: Past Presidents Medal of the Lancaster Fire Brigades Friendly Society. The reverse is engraved: ‘Chief Officer J. Pemberton, 1961 – 63’. A fine Silver Gilt & enamelled example - Hall marked Birmingham 1958. PEMBERTON, John. Chief Fire Officer, Pilkington Brothers Ltd. Born 1903, Preston. Joined Callenders Cable Co. Ltd. Works Fire Brigade 1925 as Fireman. Third Oflicer 1935, Callenders Cable Co. Ltd. Chief Officer 1938, Callenders Cable Co. Ltd. Chief Officer 1945, Pilkington Brothers Ltd. Doncaster; Chief Officer 1948, Pilkington Brothers Ltd., St. Helens. Member, Institution of Fire Engineers. Member, Governing Council, British Fire Services Association Chairman, St. Helens Centre, and member County Committee, St. John Ambulance Association. Member technical panel and committee, Merseyside branch, Industrial Fire Protection Association of Great Britain. Hon. Secretary, North Western District, British Fire Services Association. Holds British Fire Services Association Long Service Medal Hon. Member's Medallion Netherlands Fire Service Confederation Holds the Medal and Diploma of des Member de Honneur de Sapeur Pompier de France et de l'Union Francaise. Married, one daughter. Recreations: photography, woodwork. Address: The Fire Station, Canal-street, St. Helens. Condition: Near E.F.
Prison Officer’s L.S., O.S.G. J. Davenport, MD.305. Cased. 15/111 Single: Prison Service (Operational Duties) Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Named to: O.S.G. J. Davenport, MD.305 OSG stands for - Operational Support Grade Typical Duties: •checking in visitors •supervising visitors •patrolling perimeter and grounds •escorting contractors and vehicles •searching buildings •searching prisoners property In England and Wales, operational support grades (OSG), formerly known as prison auxiliaries and night patrols. They are uniformed staff with a minimal amount of prison officer training. They are mostly used for escort duties, searching, taking visitors or contractors around the prison, or gate duties. They may have some contact with prisoners. There are no OSGs in Scotland and, whereas escorting prisoners out with prison premises is the responsibility of a contractor, prisoner escorts within premises is carried out by operational uniformed officers. Escorts of other visitors will depend on circumstances but can be non-uniformed staff who are authorised to carry keys, e.g. estates, educational, social work etc. MD – This probably stands for Maidstone. Condition: E.F. (Contained in its case of issue).
Q.S.A. & K.S.A pair, to Pte. William Thomas Woodcroft, South Wales Borderers. 17/352 Pair: Queen’s South Africa Medal, 1899-1902, 3 clasps, ‘Cape Colony’, ’Orange Free State’, ‘Johannesburg’ King’s South Africa Medal, 1901-1902, 2 clasps, ‘South Africa 1901’, ‘South Africa 1902’ Named to: 3243 Private W. T. Woodcroft, South Wales Borderers. Copies of the medal rolls confirm the medals and clasps and there are copies of the recipient’s “Service” papers. William Thomas Woodcroft was born in March 1872 T Dunstable, Luton, Beds. and was a “Baker” by trade when he attested on 29 April 1890, being discharged on termination of engagement on 21 August 1902. Condition: Good V.F.
Q.S.A. 3 clasps and Boer War Tribute Medal, Pte. Ernest Sanderson, D.L.I. 17/127 Pair: Queen’s South Africa Medal, 1899-1902, 3 Claps, ‘Cape Colony’, ‘Orange Free State’, ‘South Africa 1901’ Named to: 4640 Private E. Sanderson, Durham Light Infantry. Gilt Boer War Tribute Medal: ‘Commemoration Medal 1901, Sunderland Volunteer Service in the Boer War’. Pte. Ernest Sanderson served with the 15th Imperial Yeomanry, 3rd Volunteer Btn., Durham Light Infantry. Sold with copied Service Papers. Condition: Good V.F.
Q.S.A. no clasp, Pte. G. Wilson, R. Berks. Regt., (entitled to 2 clasps). 15/234 Single: Queen’s South Africa Medal, 1899-1902, no clasp Named to: 4546 Private G. Wilson, Royal Berkshire Regiment. The Q.S.A. medal roll shows entitlement to 2 clasps “Cape Colony and South Africa 1902”. Condition: Near E.F.
Q.S.A.3 clasps, Pte. J. H. Bentley, Worcestershire Regt., Severely Wounded serving with the 5th Mounted Infantry 24 October 1901. 17/208 Single: Queen’s South Africa Medal, 1899-1902, 3 clasps, ‘Cape Colony’, ‘Transvaal’, ‘Wittbergen’ Named to: 4416 Pte. J. Bentley, Worcestershire Regiment. John Henry Bentley was “Severely Wounded” on 24 October 1901 at “Stopoort” whilst serving with the 5th Mounted Infantry. Sold with copied Service Papers and confirmation of being wounded. Condition: Good V.F.
R.N. L.S. Medal Geo.VI, P.O. Ck. (O) J. Bartoli, H.M.S. “Veryan Bay”, Maltese. 15/408 Single: Royal Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal George VI Named to: LX.21649 Petty Officer Cook (Officers) J. Bartoli, H.M.S. “Veryan Bay”. A Maltese recipient. Condition: V.F. with 2 small edge knocks these do not obscure naming.
R.N. L.S. Medal, Victoria, A.B. Carmelo Grech, H.M.S. “Hibernia”, Maltese recipient. 15/407 Single: Royal Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Victoria Named to: A.B. Carmelo Grech, H.M.S. “Hibernia”.. Sold with a copy of the recipient’s “Service Papers”, these show he was born on Malta in February 1862 and enlisted on 23 September 1882, serving until 30 September 1908. Condition Good V.F.
R.N. Long Service Medal Geo. V, V. Barbara, Off. Std & Off. Cook. A Maltese Recipient. 16/123 Single: Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal GV Named to: L.10699 V. Barbara, Officer’s Cook 2, H.M.S. ‘Boadicea’. Vincenzo Barbara was born in Valletta, Malta on 29 April1898, his occupation is given as “Bandmaster” when he enlisted on 3 August 1917. His records show that he served for 174 days in the Army prior to enlisting in the Royal Navy, & this was allowed to count towards his pension. In the R.N. he served as an Officer’s Steward & Officer’s Cook and was still serving after 1929. Sold with copies of his Navy Service Record. Condition: V.F. edge knocks, these do not obscure naming.
Royal Marines Long Service pair to Horace Colston Reginald Anderson, Pte. Royal Marines. From Bedminster, Bristol. 72/134 Group of 2, British War Medal, 1914-1918 Named to: PO. 20503 Pte. H.C.R. Anderson, R.M.L.I. Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, GeoV, ‘Coinage Head’. Named to: Ply. 21312 H.C.R. Anderson, Mne. R.M. Horace Colston Reginald Anderson was born in Bedminster, Bristol 26 June 1900. He enlisted as a Pte. Royal Marine Light Infantry on 11 February 1918 He went on to serve continuously until the Termination of his second period of Engagement on 25 June 1939. He was recalled to serve during WW2 and served throughout until Released ‘Class A’ on 25 September 1945. He received his Naval Long Service Medal on 5 September 1933. He died in Bristol 6 January 1956. Horace Colston Reginald Anderson was also entitled to a Victory Medal & as yet unknown WW2 medals. Sold with copy of Service Documents, Birth, Probate entries & L.S. Medal Roll. Condition: V.F.
Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, GeoV, L/Stoker William George Brooks, H.M.S. Victory. 17/244 Single: Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, GeoV, ‘fixedl’ suspender Named to: K.5592 W. G. Brooks, L/Stoker, H.M.S. ‘Victory’. William George Brooks was born on 7 December 1891 in Suffolk and was working as a “Gardener” when he enlisted as a Stoker 2 on the 21 February 1910. He served for a total of 33 years and his Long Service Medal was issued on 20 March 1925. Sold with copied “Service” papers. Condition: V.F.
Royal Navy Long Service, Geo.V, O.C.1 G. Rapinet, H.M.S. “Delhi”. 16/162 Single: Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, GeoV, “Coinage Head” Named to: 2518 Officer’s Cook 1. G. Rapinet, H.M.S. “Delhi”. Copied page with the medal shows the Long Service Medal was awarded on 16 March 1934. Condition: Near E.F.
Royal Navy LS&GC Medal, to: Ldg. Seaman Lawrence Salermo, H.M.S. “Egmont”, a Maltese recipient, entitled to a B.W.M. 16/072 Single: Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, GV, Admiral’s Bust Named to: 195691 Leading Seaman Lawrence Salermo, H.M.S. Egmont. Lawrence Salerno was born at Vittoriosa, Malta on the 3 April 1874. H.M.S. “Egmont was a Malta Base ship. The recipients name on his medal and Service Papers is “Lawrence Salerno” The Naval Medal Roll for WW1 gives it as “Lorenzo Salermo”. Sold with copied “Service” papers & Medal Roll Entry. Condition: Good V.F.
Silver War Badge numbered: “RAF 8291”. 17/339 Single: Silver War Badge Numbered: “RAF 8291” Not common to the Royal Air Force. Condition Good V.F.
Single, Coronation Medal, 1953, Elizabeth II, mounted on a bow & Boxed. 72/146 Single, Coronation Medal, 1953, Elizabeth II Unnamed as issued & complete with the original Card Box of Issue. The medal is mounted on a ribbon bow for wear by a lady. Condition: Near E.F.
Single, General Service Medal, ‘Palestine 1945-48’, named to, Gnr. Kenneth Goode, R.A. 6th Airborne Division. 72/124 Single: General Service Medal, GVI, 1 clasp, ‘Palestine 1945-48’ Named to: 14477354 Gnr. K. Goode, R.A. Kenneth Goode served with the HQRA 6th Airborne Division in Palestine 1945-48 during the Jewish Revolt having already seen action with Airborne forces in WW2. Exact operational involvement & WW2 medal entitlement not known Sold with original ‘Named’ box of issue & copy of Medal Roll confirming both the medal & the unit. Condition: Near E.F.
Single, Khedive’s Star, dated 1884-6 72/135 Single: Khedive’s Star, dated, 1884-6 Unnamed as issued. Condition: Good V.F.
Single, Royal Naval Reserve Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, EdVII. 72/121 Single, Royal Naval Reserve Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, EdVII. Named to: D.3745 E. Whisson, Sean. 1Cl. R.N.R. Edward Whisson was born in Kensington in 1877. Emigrated to Canada 1907 & living in Manitoba in 1911 Census. Lived for some time in Australia. Died, Illinois, U.S.A. 1946. Condition: Near E.F.
Single, Victory Medal, to Pte. Frederick Williams, Army Service Corps. 72/142 Single: Victory Medal, 1914-1919 Named to: S-255398 Pte. F. Williams, A.S.C. Condition: E.F.
Soviet Russia, 30th Anniversary of Red Army Medal. 17/213 Single: SOVIET RUSSIA - Medal for the 30th Anniversary of the founding of the Red Army. Unnamed as issued. Condition: Good V.F.
Spain; Miniature of the Order of Military Merit. 17/323 Single: SPAIN Miniature of the Order of Military Merit The Crosses of Military Merit (Spanish: Cruces del Mérito Militar) are Spain's military awards for gallantry or merit in war or peace. Awarded to members of the Spanish Armed Forces, Guardia Civil or civilians. Condition: E.F.
Special Constabulary Long Service Medal, Named to: Alfred J. Riggs. 16/097 Single: Special Constabulary Long Service Medal, George V Named to: Alfred J. Riggs. Understood to have come from the Poole district of Dorset. Condition: Good V.F.
Special Constabulary Medal EIIR, William C. Hearn. 15/055 Single: Special Constabulary Long Service Medal, EIIR Named to: William C. Hearn. Condition: Near E.F.
St. John Ambulance Long Service Medal, Unnamed. 15/013 Single: Service Medal of the Order of St. John. Unnamed. Condition: Near E.F.
Sweet Heart Brooch - R.A.S.C. Hall Marked 1939 16/194 Single: SWEETHEART BROOCH - Silver and Tortoiseshell, Royal Army Service Corps. H.M. London 1939. Condition: Good V.F.
Territorial Efficiency Medal & WW2 medals, W.O.2 A. E. Wallington, Royal Artillery. 17/237 Group of 6: 1939-45 Star Africa Star with bar ‘1st Army’ Italy Star Defence Medal 1939-45 War Medal Territorial Efficiency Medal, GVI, clasp, ‘Territorial’ Named to: 1458120 W.O. Cl.2 A. E. Wallington, Royal Artillery Sold with his King’s Badge Lapel Badge for ‘North Africa Veteran’s’ Conveyance slip for the WW2 medals and 3 pictures of the recipient in his tropical dress. Condition Near: E.F.
U.N. Korea Medal, unnamed, mounted as worn 17/332/i> Single: United Nations Korea Medal Unnamed as issued Condition: V.F. mounted on a pin bar as worn.
U.N. Korea Medal, unnamed. 17/030 Single: United Nations Korea Medal Unnamed as issued. Mounted on original pin bar for wear. Condition: Near E.F.
U.N. Medal UNEF 2, Cpl. D. G. Hay, Canadian Forces., complete with I.D. Tag. 16/176 Single: United Nations Service Medal UNEF 2 Unnamed as issued. Complete with recipient’s Identity Tag. Named to: Cpl. D. G. Hay A printed label with the items reads “Cpl. D. G. Hay, Admin Clerk”. Established in October 1973 to supervise the cease-fire between Egyptian and Israeli forces and, following the conclusion of the agreements of 18 January 1974 and 4 September 1975, to supervise the redeployment of Egyptian and Israeli forces and to control the buffer zones established under those agreements. The mandate for this Mission expired in July 1979 and the troops were withdrawn. The ribbon bears a wide central band of a sand or buff colour symbolizing the Sinai Desert with two narrow dark blue lines through the middle, representing the Suez Canal. Two wide bars of UN blue appear at either end. Eligibility period was 90 days of service in the Mission. The following countries provided troops to this Mission: Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, Ghana, Indonesia, Ireland, Nepal, Panama, Peru, Poland, Senegal and Sweden. Condition: Near E.F.
U.S.A. Victory Medal, 3 clasps, Unnamed. 17/155 Single: U.S.A. - WW1 Victory Medal, 3 clasps, “Defensive Sector’, ‘Lys’, ‘Cambrai’ Unnamed as issued. Condition: Good V.F.
Victorian pair to Royal Navy Officer. Baltic & China Medal, 1 clasp, ‘Canton 1857’ to Fleet Engineer Owen Ash Davies, Royal Navy. (With original photo) 72/148 Pair: Baltic Medal China Medal, 1857-60, 1 clasp, ‘Canton 1857’ Both Medals are unnamed as issued to the Royal Navy. Medals are attributed to: Fleet Engineer Owen Ash Davies, Royal Navy Together with small ‘Carte de Visite’ photograph of Davies in uniform. Owen Ash Davies was born 7 Feb 1829 at Plymouth, Devon. He joined the Royal Navy as in Assistant Engineer 3rd Class 26 May 1854 & retired 25 May 1883 as a Chief Engineer & was appointed Fleet Engineer on the Retired List 17 Feb 1886. During his long & distinguished career he saw service in the East Indies, West Africa, Pacific & West Indies as well as Home Service. He was awarded the Baltic Medal as Assistant Engineer 3rd Class in HMS Merlin. He was awarded his China Medal with clasp ‘Canton 1857’ as Assistant Engineer 2nd Class in HMS Assistance & HMS Highflyer. These 2 medals are his full medal entitlement. Copies of both medal rolls attached, Service Record & family research, etc. He died in Plymouth 7 May 1909 & was buried in Ford Park Cemetery. Condition: V.F. (Once contained in a frame).
Victory Medal with a M.I.D. emblem, C.P.O. John Coleman, R.N. 17/331 Single: Victory Medal with a Mentioned in Despatches emblem Named to: 181335 Chief Petty Officer J. Coleman, Royal Navy. John Coleman was entitled to a 1914-15 Star Trio. Sold with copied “Service” papers, WW1 medal roll and other information. John Coleman was born on 25 August 1876 in Co. Cork, Ireland. M.I.D. for Jutland on H.M.S. “Benbow”. Rear Admiral’s Coxswain. 1919 Coxswain to the Commander in Chief (Thus overall Admiral of the Fleet). Condition: Good V.F.
Victory Medal, Pte. James Flaherty, Liverpool Regt. 17/186 Single: Victory Medal Named to: 108375 Private J. Flaherty, Liverpool Regiment. Sold with the box in which the British War and Victory Medals were sent. James Flaherty’s Medal Index Card shows entitlement to a British War Medal. Condition: E.F.
Victory Medal, Lieut. F. A. B. Haworth-Booth, R.N., served in H.M.S. “Southampton” at Jutland & recommended for promotion for his services. 16/084 Single: Victory Medal Named to: Lieutenant F. A. B. Haworth-Booth, Royal Navy. A NOTABLE Single Victory Medal to Lieut Francis A.B. HAWORTH—BOOTH, RN, who served in HMS Southampton, the Flag Ship of the 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron at Jutland, 31.5.1916. The LG 15/09/16 for Jutland – “RECOMMENDED FOR GOOD SERVICE IN ACTION” and subsequently promoted Lieut for service at JUTLAND. Several references to him are found in – A NAVAL LIEUTENANT 1914-1918 by Etienne (aka – Comm’r King – Hall. RN -- later Lord etc ) under his SURNAME INITIAL (HB) as being stationed in the AFTER CONTROL. In King – Halls later publication, MY NAVAL LIFE , Haworth-Booth is openly mentioned by name. BATTLE --- HMS Southampton, having sent the historic message to the C in C, “ Priority. Have sighted enemy battle fleet”, held for a short time to observe and confirm and then turning about, with her 3 consorts ran north under heavy fire. The writer BYEWATER, recorded , the ships passed “ Through a forest of tall water spouts”. King-Hall, -- makes a clear ref to Haworth – Booth during this time as ----- the “SUB” , in the AFTER CONTROL. ---- “ I CROUCHED DOWN BEHIND THE 1/10 INCH PLATE OF THE AFTER CONTROL WITH -- HAWORTH – BOOTH (THE SUB) AND THE CLERK AND ---- WE GNAWED A BIT OF BULLY BEEF”. He further relates ---“ WE KNEW THE TIME OF FLIGHT WAS TWENTY THREE SECONDS, AND THE - SUB – HAD A WRIST WATCH WITH A PROMINENT SECOND HAND. WE ALMOST AGREED TO THROW IT OVERBOARD AFTER THREE QUARTERS OF AN HOURS SHELLING ”. With Southampton “zig – zagging like Snipe, 11 inch shells crumping down,” King-Hall, watching the fall of shells also recorded -- “HAWORTH-BOOTH , WHO WAS HANGING OUT OVER THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AFTER- CONTROL, REPORTED SEVEN CLOSE TO THE SHIP ON THE PORT BEAM.” Skill and perhaps a great amount of luck saw the 4 Light Cruisers escape. Later, during the night action, King-Hall spoke with Haworth-Booth (HB),in the “After Control”, who said to him (King-Hall) , “THERE ARE FIVE HUNS ON OUR BEAM. WHAT ON EARTH IS GOING ON.” The after control had a little time before reported the presence of the ships to the bridge. The following ship, HMS Dublin, opened the fight and within moments Southampton was on fire in several places. “ blazing like a beacon with cordite fires, expecting every moment to blow up”. However, Southampton returned fire and did manage to torpedo and sink the enemy cruiser “ FRAUENLOB”. King-Hall records about this time the presence of the Commander and (HB) at the central fire, which caused serious concern but was extinguished. The final entry relates to, “curious escapes” :-“ HB -- WAS LEANING OVER THE LEDGE OF THE AFTER CONTROL WHEN A SHELL PASSED THROUGH A BRACKET SUPPORTING THE LEDGE HE WAS LEANING OVER AND BURST WITH DEADLY EFFECT INSIDE A GUN SHIELD OF ONE OF THE GUNS ON THE DISENGAGED SIDE”. The much battered Southampton, one of the last ships home , was cheered by the crew of a battle-cruiser as she passed up river to the dry dock. 89 of her crew had been killed or wounded, mostly those stationed on the upper deck. Haworth-Booth retired circa 1922 with a gratuity. Condition: V.F.
Vol. L. S. medal Edward VII, C/Sgt. J. Southgate, Wilts. V.B. 15/176 Single: Volunteer Long Service Medal, Edward VII Named to: Colour Sergeant J. Southgate, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Sold with various copied information, about Joseph Southgate. Condition: Good V.F.
WW 1 Pair & “Kurdistan” , Pte. F. Snape, Loyal N. Lancs. 14/105 Group of 3: British War Medal, Victory Medal (erased), General Service Medal, 1918 to 1962, George V, 1 clasp “Kurdistan” Named to: 23066 Private F. Snape, Loyal North Lancs. Regiment. The recipients Medal Index Shows the British War and Victory Medals are his only entitlement. It also shows entitlement to the G.S.M. ‘Kurdistan’ . Condition: Some contacts marks otherwise near V.F. Note the Victory Medal is erased.
WW 1 Pair, Pte. Charles R. Green, Rifle Bde. 17/337 Pair: British War Medal Victory Medal Named to: S-14765 Private C. R. Green, Rifle Brigade. Charles R. Green’s Medal Index Card shows the British War and Victory Medals are his only entitlement. Condition: Good V.F.
WW 1 Pair, Pte. Charles R. Green, Rifle Bde. 17/337 Pair: British War Medal Victory Medal Named to: S-14765 Private C. R. Green, Rifle Brigade. Charles R. Green’s Medal Index Card shows the British War and Victory Medals are his only entitlement. Condition: Good V.F.
WW 1 Pair, Pte. E. H. Jones, Cheshire Regt. 12/298 Pair, British War Medal, Victory Medal named to 78570 Private E. H. Jones, Cheshire Regiment. Edward H. Jone’s Medal Index Card shows that the British War and Victory Medals are his only entitlement. Condition: Good V.F.
WW 1 Pair, Pte. George Cooper, Tank Corps. 17/274 Pair: British War Medal Victory Medal Named to: 310439 Private G. Cooper, Tank Corps. Sold with copied service papers. George Cooper’s Medal Index Card shows the British War and Victory Medals are his only entitlement. Condition: Good V.F.
WW 1 Pair, Pte. T. Trivett, Somerset L.I., entitled to a 14-15 Star. 14/203 Pair, British War Medal Victory Medal Named to: 15586 private T. Trivett, Somerset Light Infantry. Research with the medals show he had worked on the Great Western Railway. Theodore Trivett’s Medal Index Shows entitlement to a 1914-15 Trio and that he entered France on 26 January 1915, later serving with the R.E. Condition: Good V.F.
WW 1 Pair, to Capt. Gerald D. N. Wyatt, Royal Army Service Corps. 17/192 Pair: British War Medal Victory Medal Named to: Captain G. D. N. Wyatt. Gerald D. N. Wyatt’s Medal Index Card shows the British War Medal & Victory Medal are his only entitlement and that he entered France on 8 November 1917 and served with the Royal Army Service Corps. Condition: Near E.F. mounted on a pin bar.
WW 1 Pair, to Lieut. Tom Biggs Wilkinson, R.N.V.R. 17/194 Pair: British War Medal Victory Medal Named to: Lieutenant T. B. Wilkinson, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Tom Biggs Wilkinson’s Service Record shows:- Sub. Lieutenant, R.N.V.R. 26 January 1916. Temp. Lieutenant, R.N.V.R. 26 January 1917. Served on Motor Torpedo Boat Depot Ship “Hermione” at Southampton. Suffered with “Chronic Asthma” and finally left the Service 14 January 1919. The Royal Naval Medal Roll shows the British War & Victory Medals are his only entitlement. Condition: Near E.F.
WW 1 Pair, to Pte. H. Agnes, W. Yorks. Regt. 17/178 Pair: British War Medal Victory Medal Named to: 53365 Private H. Agnes, West Yorkshire Regiment.. Herbert Agnes’s Medal Index Card shows the British War and Victory Medals are his only entitlement. Condition: Good V.F.
WW 1 Pair, to Pte. F. Tyler, Lancs. Fus. 17/179 Pair: British War Medal Victory Medal Named to: 58827 Private F. Tyler, Lancashire Fusiliers. The recipient/s Medal Index Card shows he also served in another four regiments. Frederick Tyler’s Medal Index Card shows the British War and Victory Medals are his only entitlement. Condition: Good V.F.
WW1 Pair, Cpl. Henry Stobbs, Royal Field Artillery. 16/261 Pair: British War Medal Victory Medal Named to: 114363 Corporal H. Stobbs, Royal Artillery. Sold with two Identity Discs. One for the wrist the other for around the neck. . Henry Stobbs’s Medal Index Card shows the British War and Victory Medals are his only entitlement, it also shows he served with the Royal Field Artillery. Condition: Near E.F.
WW1 Pair, Pte. A. Bromfield, Labour Coy. Liverpool Regt. Pair, British War Medal, Victory Medal named to 74484 Private A Bromfield, Liverpool Regiment. Alfred Bromfield’s Medal Index Card shows the British War and Victory Medals are his only entitlement. It also shows he served with the Labour Corps Works Company, previously serving with the King’s Liverpool Regiment Labour Company. Condition: V.F. edge knock on B.W.M.
WW1 Pair, Pte. Alfred James Durrant, 6th Btn., M.G.C. (Infantry), K.I.A. 18 September 1918. 16/259 Pair: British War Medal Victory Medal Named to: 28921 Private A. J. Durrant, Machine Gun Corps. Alfred James Durrant was born in Wisborough Green, Sussex, the son of Mrs. Ellen Durrant of Irange Tree Cottage, Pulborough, Sussex. He was aged 31 years and serving as a Private in the 6th Btn., M.G.C. (Infantry) when he was ‘Killed in Action’ on the 18 September 1918. He is buried in the “Trefcon British Cemetery, Caulaincourt”. Pte. Durrant had previously served in the Sussex Regiment. The recipient’s Medal Index Card shows the British War and Victory Medals are his only entitlement. Condition: Near E.F.
WW1 Pair, Pte. D. Robertson, H.L.I. 17/234 Pair: Named to: 45582 Private D. Robertson, Highland Light Infantry. Douglas Robertson’s Medal Index Card shows the British War and Victory Medals are his only entitlement. It also shows he later served with the Royal Scots Fusiliers. Condition: Good V.F.
WW1 Pair, Pte. M. McLeod, Camerons 17/233 Pair: British War Medal Victory Medal Named to: S-26564 Private M. McLeod, Cameron Highlanders. Condition: Near E.F.
WW2 & “Palestine1945-48” group of 5, Pte./B.Const. George Stewart, D.L.I. & Pal. Police, P.O.W. 14/027 Group of 5: 1939-45 Star 1939-45 War Medal General Service Medal 1918-1962, George VI, 1 clasp, 'Palestine 1945-48' Dunkirk Veterans Medal International Prisoner of War medal Only the G.S.M is named. Named to: 1431 British Constable G. Stewart, Palestine Police. Sold with the P.O.W. confirmation and the roll for the Palestine Police service. 4453401 Pte. George Stewart was captured in France serving as a Private in the 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry and was held at Lamsdorf Camp (Stalag 344, Poland) POW number 595 and joined the Palestine Police on 10 February 1947. In January 1945, as the Soviet armies resumed their offensive and advanced into Germany, many of the prisoners were marched westward in groups of 200 to 300 in the so-called Long March or Death March. Many of them died from the bitter cold and exhaustion. The lucky ones got far enough to the west to be liberated by the American army. The unlucky ones got "liberated" by the Soviets, who instead of turning them over quickly to the western allies, held them as virtual hostages for several more months. Many of them were finally repatriated towards the end of 1945 though the port of Odessa on the Black Sea. The Long March was during the final months of the Second World War in Europe. About 30,000 Allied PoWs were force-marched westward across Poland and Germany in appalling winter conditions, lasting about four months from January to April 1945. It has been called various names: "The Great March West", "The Long March", "The Long Walk", "The Long Trek", "The Black March", "The Bread March", but most survivors just called it "The March". It has also been called "The Lamsdorf Death March". As the Soviet army was advancing on Poland, the Nazis made the decision to evacuate the PoW camps to prevent the liberation of the prisoners by the Russians. During this period, also hundreds of thousands of German civilians, most of them women and children, as well as civilians of other nationalities, were making their way westward in the snow and freezing weather and many died. January and February 1945 were among the coldest winter months of the twentieth century, with blizzards and temperatures as low as –25 °C (–13 °F), even until the middle of March temperatures were well below 0 °F (–18 °C). Most of the PoWs were ill-prepared for the evacuation, having suffered years of poor rations and wearing clothing ill-suited to the appalling winter conditions. Condition: Good V.F.
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WW2 and A.E.A. group 6, F/O. D. H. Tugwell, R.A.F.V.R.. 17/269 Group of 6: 1939-45 Star Africa Star with clasp, ‘North Africa 1942-43’ Italy Star Defence Medal 1939-45 War Medal Air Efficiency Award, Geo. VI (Ind. Imp.) Only the last medal is ’Officially’ named Named to: Flying Officer D.H. Tugwell, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. The 5 WW2 medals are ‘privately’ engraved: To: F/O D.H. Tugwell, 102753 R.A.F. Condition: Good V.F. mounted swing style as worn.
WW2 and Cadet Forces L.S. Medal group 4, Act. F/Lt. Albert E. Dukes, R.A.F.V.R.(T). 15/116 Group of 4: 1939-45 Star Defence Medal War Medal 1939-45 Cadet Forces Medal Only the last medal is named to: Acting Flight Lieutenant A. E. Dukes, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (T). Sold with copied London Gazette entries, these show: “Albert Edward Dukes was commissioned in 1941 into the Administrative & Special Duties Branch of the Royal Air Force”. Condition: Good V.F. Mounted as worn with Defence & War Medals on the wrong ribbons.
WW2 Eff. Medal group of 6, Sgt. L. G. White, R.A. 11/409 Group of 6, 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal, Efficiency Medal 1930, George VI “Ind. Imp.” bar “Territorial”, only the last medal is named to 1456248 Sergeant. L. G. White, Royal Artillery. Condition: V.F. to Good V.F.
WW2 group of 4, L/Cpl. Denis Dunn, 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers, ‘Killed in Action’, Italy, 23 October 1944. 17/290 Group of 4: 1939-45 Star Africa Star, clasp, ‘1st ARMY’ Italy Star 1939-45 War Medal All the medals have been named to: 3461639 L/Cpl. D. Dunn, Lanc. Fus. Lance Corporal Denis Dunn was serving with the 2nd Btn., Lancashire Fusiliers when he was ‘Killed in Action’ on 23 October 1944 aged 29. He is buried in the “Faenza Cemetery”, Italy. Sold with the named conveyance slip and named box of issue to Mr. T. Dunn, the box has had the street name obliterated. A copied newspaper cutting shows the following: Mr. T. Dunn lived at 15 Greenhough Row, Wigan. Denis attended St. Patrick; R.C. School and was later employed at a Royal Ordnance Factory. Further information states the recipient was a member of “D” Company and was killed during the attack on Mounte Spasuro, Condition Near E.F.
WW2, M.I.D. Certificate, Named to, Sgt. T. W. Mould, R.A.F. 2 June 1943. 17/299 Single: WW2 Mentioned in Despatches Certificate Named to: Sgt. T. W. Mould, Royal Air Force Dated 2 June 1943. Trevor William Mould from Freckleton, Lancashire, was later awarded a British Empire Medal for service in Malaya and was also commissioned. Sold with copies of the London Gazette entry for the M.I.D., newspaper cuttings and official letters. Condition E.F.