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1914 Star And bar Trio To The Seaforth Highs 1914 star and original bar trio 7797 PTE J MCPHAIL 2 / SEA HIGHRS Medals with original ribbons and brooch bar with rosette
1914 star To a Bandsman In The A&SH 1914 Star with rosette on ribbon 9859 BNDSMN F WILSON 2/A&S HIGHRS Medal in NEF condition
1914 Star To The Royal Irish Fusiliers KIA 1914 1914 star 9971 PTE A CRAWFORD R IR FUS Alexander Crawford 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers from Paisley was killed in action on the 18th of October 1914 , A fine portrait in uniform and obituary of this soldier appears in the Daily Record of the 30th of October 1914
1914 Star trio to The 8th Royal Scots, Shot His Own Finger Off 1914 star trio 997 PTE J MOTHERWELL 8 / R SCOTS In a diary kept by the chaplain of the 8th Royal Scots the following is recorded " Tuesday 9th February 1915. In the forenoon I walked down to the 22nd field ambulance at Sailly and took the deposition for Col Sergt Pitcher Orderley Room Clerk,of Pte Motherwell who shot off his own finger about 3 weeks ago but is getting on well.It was the usual explanation. He had emptied his rifle in the trenches to clean it and while he was away at tea someone had loaded it and left it as " Medal with original ribbons and in GVF condition
1914 Trio To a Wilts Regiment / Gas Coy RE Casualty 1914 star 3-9130 PTE O G PENNY 2 / WILTS R . British war and victory medals, 9130 A CPL O G PENNY WILTS R Oliver George Penny from Warminster in Wilts transferred from the Wiltshire regiment to the 4th bn Special Brigade Royal Engineers and served with them as a pioneer, he was killed in action on the 27th of June 1916 ,He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. A scarce casualty group to a Gas Company Royal Engineers man Medal with original ribbons and in NEF condition
1914/15 Trio and Japanese Order Of The Sacred Treasure To The Royal Marines 1914/15 trio PLY/9809 PTE S WILSON RMLI Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure 8th class, unnamed together with original award certificate for the Japanese order , the reason for the award is unknown to me but a rare medal to a Royal marine
1914/15 Trio And Memorial Plaque To a Captain In The SASC 1914/15 Trio and Memorial Plaque LT-CAPT J E SHENNAN SASC on star Memorial Plaque JOHN ERIC SHENNAN Capt John Edward Shennan from Edinburgh served with the South African Service Corps and died of disease in South Africa on the 25th of November 1918 Medals with original ribbons and in EF condition
1914/15 Trio And Memorial Plaque To The Durham Light Infantry 1914/15 trio 21621 PTE C CAMERON DURH L I Memorial Plaque CHARLES CAMERON Charles Cameron was born in Broxburn Midlothian and resided in Newcastle, he served with the 20th battalion Durham Light Infantry and was wounded on the 11th of July 1916 with a bullet wound to the elbow, He was later killed in action on the 6th of June 1917 A full set of service papers for Charles Cameron is available on-line Medals are in GVF condition
1914/15 Trio And Memorial Plaque To The East Surrey Regiment 1914/15 trio 10112 PTE C H HUCKLEBRIDGE E SUR R Memorial Plaque CHARLES HENRY HUCKLEBRIDGE Charles Henry Hucklebridge was born and enlisted in Bath Somerset, he served in WW1 with the !st battalion East Surrey Regiment and was killed in action on the 29th of July 1916, he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial Somme
1914/15 trio And Memorial Plaque To The Essex Regt 1914/15 Trio and Memorial Plaque 17033 PTE-SJT F PEAD ESSEX R Memorial Plaque FREDERICK PEAD Sgt Frederick Pead from Romford served with the 9th Essex Regiment and was killed in action on the 6th of April 1918 . he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial France
1914/15 Trio And Memorial Plaque To The NZEF 1914/15 trio 8/2467 SJT A ROSS NZEF Memorial Plaque ANDREW ROSS Andrew Ross from Kirkintilloch Scotland was killed in action on the 29th of July 1916 at Armentieres France, he is buried in the Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery France
1914/15 Trio And Memorial Plaque To The Royal Navy 1914/15 trio K25378 W HUGHES STO 2 RN on star , K25378 W HUGHES PO 1 RN on pair Memorial Plaque WILLIAM HUGHES William Hughes was aged 19 and from Wrexham, he was killed in action aboard HMS Flirt during the Battle of the Dover Straits on the 26th of October 1916. The Battle of Dover Strait occurred on 26–27 October 1916 . Two and a half flotillas of German torpedo boats from the Flanders Flotilla launched a raid into the Dover Strait in an attempt to disrupt the Dover Barrage and destroy whatever Allied shipping could be found in the strait. Upon approaching the barrage, the German torpedo boats were challenged by the British destroyer HMS Flirt and an engagement broke out. The Germans were able to destroy Flirt and successfully assault the barrage′s drifters, but were once more engaged when a flotilla of British destroyers was sent to repel them. The Germans were able to fight off the additional British units before successfully withdrawing. By the end of the night, the British had lost one destroyer, a transport, and several drifters while the Germans themselves suffered only minor damage to a single torpedo boat. Medals with original ribbons and in NEF condition
1914/15 trio And Plaque To The RNR,KIA aged 17 At The Battle of Noordhinder bank 1915 1914/15 trio A5946 A LOWNIE SMN RNR ( LOWIE ON PAIR) Memorial Plaque ANDREW LOWNIE KIA aboard HMT Columbine on the 1st of May 1915, aged 17 from Gourdie in Scotland, a photo in uniform with obituary appears in the Dundee Evening Telegraph on the 6th of May 1915 On the 1st of May 1915, two German seaplanes reported a squadron of four trawlers off Noordhinder Bank. One of the seaplanes was forced to make an emergency landing and Korvettekapitan Schoeman was dispatched with boats SMS A2 and A6 to rescue the seaplane's crew and destroy the trawlers. While patrolling off the Galloper lightship near Goodwin Sands, HMS Recruit was sunk by the German submarine UB-6. Brazen, Recruit's consort as well as the four trawlers the German seaplanes had spotted, began searching for Recruit's attacker. A2 and A6 caught the trawlers off the Noordhinder Bank at 15:00. The trawlers Columbia, Barbados, Chirsit and Miura were under the command of Lieutenant Sir James Domville on Barbados. Armed with a 3-pounder gun each, the trawlers were out-gunned by the German torpedo boats, which were both armed with two torpedo tubes as well as a 4-pounder gun As soon as the trawlers were spotted by Schoeman's boats, they were engaged. Rather than flee, Domville tried to fight his way out. A2 and A6 both made torpedo runs against the trawlers but of the four torpedoes launched, only one hit its target, sinking Columbia and killing Domville. Barbados rammed A6, damaging it enough that the Germans decided to withdraw from the action. Before withdrawing, the Germans managed to rescue a lieutenant and two deckhands from Columbia making them prisoners of war. The trawlers had alerted Harwich Force and a squadron of four Laforey-class destroyers were dispatched to rescue the trawlers. The squadron consisted of HMS Laforey, Lawford, Leonidas and Lark from Harwich Force and managed to gain sight of the German boats soon after arriving on the scene. Equally out-gunned as the trawlers previous, the German boats attempted to make for the safety of the Flanders coast, pursued by the British destroyers.Once the British managed to catch up to the torpedo boats, they were engaged in a running fight that lasted nearly an hour. By the end, both torpedo boats were destroyed with many of the Germans, including the new commander of the Flanders Flotilla, going down with their ships, while the British destroyers had no casualties When the battle ended, British losses included Columbia sunk, Barbados damaged. Columbia suffered 16 dead, with only one surviving deckhand being recovered after the action. The Germans lost A2 and A6 along with 13 killed (including Schoemann) and 46 captured. Controversy erupted after it was discovered from the captured Germans, that the three men taken from the sinking Columbia, had been locked away below decks on one of the torpedo boats and left to die, when the German vessel started to sink. The Germans reported that they did not have enough time to get to the British prisoners and barely were able to escape the sinking hulk themselves. The battle showed Schroeder the severe limitations of the "A"-class torpedo boats, they were too poorly armed for raiding and the boats were relegated to coastal patrol. The defeat at Noordhinder allowed Schroeder's pleas for reinforcements to finally be heard by the German admiralty and he was reinforced by heavier vessels. The next engagement involving an "A"-class torpedo boat reinforced the perception that the class was too weak for service and several new boats were put in reserve, when larger and more capable boats were transferred to the Flanders Flotilla
1914/15 Trio And RFR Lsgc To a Seaman Wounded At Ostend And served Q Ships 1914/15 trio J11393 W C HILLS AB RN RFR Lsgc ( Geo V ) J11393 ( CH.B.15624) W C HILLS AB RFR William Charles Hills was born in Gravesend in Kent in 1895 , he joined the navy in 1913 and served in various ships including from september 1916 to december 1917 on Hms Viola , otherwise know as the q ship Q14 , he also served on Hms Warwick from march to june 1918 and would have served on board when his ship took part in the Zeebrugge raid . He was still on board and was wounded when the Warwick hit a mine during the Ostend raid May 1918, his full service papers are available on-line Medals are unmounted with original ribbons and are in NEF condition
1914/15 Trio And RFR LSGC To The Royal Navy MID 1914/15 trio ( MID ) 218259 F J GROVES AB RN RFR LSGC ( Geo V ) 218259 POB 8251 F J GROVES AB RFR Frederick James Groves from Lewes in Sussex enlisted into the Royal Navy aged 16 in 1904, he served in WW1 with Torpedo boats until January 1917 when he joined HMS Royalist and served aboard her until 1919, he was mentioned in despatches in the London Gazette of the 17th of May 1918 for services aboard HMS Royalist Medals with original ribbons and in NEF condition, MID oak leaf is small sew on type
1914/15 Trio To a Capt Cold Gds/Guards Machine Gun Regt 1914/15 Trio 2 LIEUT-CAPT F M FISHER C GDS Frederick Melton Fisher was educated at Westminster School from 1907 to 1912 and Christ College Oxford from 1912 , he was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards in December 1914 and served with the Machine Gun Guards from July 1915, he is listed in the Oxford University roll of service as serving in the Coldstream guards attached Guards Machine Gun Regiment and as being listed as wounded 24/9/16 ( attached trench mortar battery ) and again 1/10/16 Medals with original ribbons and boxes of issue and in EF condition
1914/15 trio To a Sergt In The Royal Irish Fus, KIA 1914/15 trio 15094 SGT J A G TURNER R IR FUS Sergt Joseph Alfred George Turner 8th Royal Irish Fusiliers was killed in action in France on the 10th of August 1916, He is buried in the Bois-Carre Military Cemetery Haisnes
1914/15 trio To a Submariner With Silver Wound Badge 1914/15 trio to K2211 A G TOMLINSON STO1 RN with silver wound badge numbered RN4351 Albert George Tomlinson from Stepney London joined the RN in 1909 and served in various ships until may 1915 when he joined the submarine service, serving in Hms Dolphin, Hms Maidstone and Hms Titania before being injured in an accident at Wallsend shipyard in early March 1916, he was invalided out of the service in December 1916 ,his service papers are available on-line Medals with original ribbons and in NEF condition silver wound badge has a solder repair to the catch
1914/15 trio To An Officer In The RNR, MID For N Russia 1914/15 trio ( MID ) ASST PAYR-PAYR LT J A FLETCHER RNR James Alfred Fletcher first served with No 1 special service squadron from 1915 transferring to No 9 special service squadron , he was with HMS Colleen until mid 1916 to complete the work of the special service squadron after which he joined HMS Osmanieh and was serving aboard her until she was sunk on the 17th of December 1917 Osmanieh under the command of 38-year-old Lieutenant Commander David Richard Mason with soldiers and medical personnel left Southampton and set a course for Alexandria with a stopover in the southern Italian port city of Taranto. Taranto was reached on 28 December and Alexandria on 31 December. Even before the harbour entrance, the steamer was struck amidships on the starboard side at the position 31°10′8″N 29°48′3″E by a naval mine from a minefield left a few days earlier by the German submarine SM UC-34 commanded by Oberleutnant zur See Horst Obermueller. The ship sank in five to seven minutes, killing 209 people, including Lt. Commander Mason, two ship officers, 21 crew members, a Royal Navy officer, 166 other ranks and the eight nurses of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service He returned to England in May 1918 and served in Kingstown and Bridgend before serving with the Royal Navy in Russia , for his service in Russia he was Mentioned in Despatches in the London Gazette dated the 8th of March 1920 , the recommendation is as follows " the duties of Pay Lt Fletcher at Popoff Island have been of such a varied and exacting nature that I beg to submit and to recommend that his services may receive recognition in some form or other In addition to his duties as secretary in which he has been invaluable to me . He has been responsible for the rationing and paying of the whole staff including the Russian stevedores and during the entire season not a single hitch has occurred. He has also done all the cyphering and coding himself , he has often worked during the night rather than risk any mistakes being made by writers who have had little experience of naval routine and accounts" A very unusual MID for a very unusual place ! Popof Island being an island in the Shumagin Islands south of mainland Alaska Medal with original ribbons and in GVF condition
1914/15 Trio To Gordons/ Gas Coy Re Gassed 1st Day Somme 1914/15 Trio 11006 PTE J GRANT GORD HIGHS Together with original discharge certificate and character certificate which states " conduct very satisfactory he was gassed on active service in July 1916" James Grant from Huntly Aberdeenshire enlisted in 1915 aged 19 into the Gordon Highlanders, he later transferred as 129595 Pioneer Special Gas Brigade Royal Engineers and was gassed on the 1st day of the Battle of the Somme 1st of July 1916. his service papers are available on-line and are a harrowing read ,After being arrested for desertion he attempted suicide by cutting his own throat , he is shown as being exposed to drifting gas for 10 minutes on the 1st of July, resulting in gas poisoning, the effects of which he suffered for years, Finally being discharged from a mental hospital in 1920 Medals mounted as originally worn and in VF condition
1914/15 Trio to The 9th ( Highland) Bn The Royal Scots KIA 1914/15 trio to 350884 PTE R W TAYLOR R SCOTS Robert Watt Taylor was born and enlisted in Edinburgh he served with the 9th ( highland) battalion the royal Scots and was killed in action on the 9th of April 1917, the first day of the Battle of Arras Medals with original ribbons and in NEF condition
1914/15 trio to The RFC Twice MID 1914/15 Trio 6533 2AM - SGT H LOVELOCK RFC Mentioned in Despatches in the London Gazette of the 20th of May 1918 as Sergt RAF and again in the London Gazette of the 8th of July 1919 as Sergt RAF Full service papers are available on-line which confirm his entitlement to a silver wound badge and kings certificate Medals mounted on single safety pins as worn with small MID oakleaf on the 1914/15 star ribbon , all in NEF condition
1914/15 trio to The RN, Served In The Wireless Station Falkland Islands WW1 1914/15 Trio K5160 E HEADFORD STO1 -A L STO RN Edward Headford from Bristol was serving aboard HMS Canopus in 1914 and was aboard her for the opening phase of the Battle of the Falklands Spee's cruisers—Gneisenau and Nürnberg—approached Stanley first. At the time, the entire British fleet was coaling. Some believe that, had Spee pressed the attack, Sturdee's ships would have been easy targets, although this is a subject of conjecture and some controversy. Any British ship that tried to leave would have faced the full firepower of the German ships; having a vessel sunk might also have blocked the rest of the British squadron inside the harbour. However, the Germans were surprised by gunfire from an unexpected source: HMS Canopus, which had been grounded as a guardship and was behind a hill. This was enough to check the Germans' advance. The sight of the distinctive tripod masts of the British battlecruisers confirmed that they were facing a better-equipped enemy. Kent was already making her way out of the harbour and had been ordered to pursue Spee's ships. Made aware of the German ships, Sturdee had ordered the crews to breakfast, knowing that Canopus had bought them time while steam was raised. Headford served the rest of the war in the Royal Navy Wireless Telegraph Station on the Falkland Islands, he married there in 1915 and stayed there until his death in Port Stanley in 1958, he received the ISM in 1948 as Caretaker Government House Falkland Islands Medals unmounted and in NVF condition
1914/15 Trio To The Royal Navy Taken POW 1914/15 trio K10467 C H WHITE STO1 RN Charles Henry White from Bermondsey London joined the Royal Navy as a 20 year old in 1911, he served on various ships and was taken prisoner of war when HMS Maori was sunk on the 7th of May 1915, he was held in a POW camp in Cellelanger Germany until the armistice Hms Maori,an F class destroyer, Lt-Cdr or Cdr Benjamin Barrow, with sister ship Crusader (Lt-Cdr Maxwell) was reconnoitring the Belgian coast between Hayst and Blankenberge, and laying marks in preparation for a shoot by the battleship Venerable. Conditions at the time were misty. At 1515 steaming South East at 18 knots in low water, Maori was mined under the starboard quarter,she was later believed hit by German shore-fire and sank around 1600, 2 miles NW of Weilingen near Zeebrugge . The crew got away in their boats, Crusader lowered a boat but retired because of the intense shore fire, and left her boat behind; no lives were lost in Maori, 7 officers and 87 ratings reached shore to become POW's, Crusader's boat crew were also taken prisoner Medals with original tatty shortened ribbons with contact marks and in NVF condition
1914/15 Trio With Memorial Plaque To The Liverpool Regiment 1914/15 Trio 267902 ( on star ) 14616 ( on Pair ) PTE R HALLIDAY L'POOL R Memorial Plaque RUSSELL HALLIDAY Russell Halliday 7th Liverpool Regiment was KIA on the 20th of September 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium
1914/15 Trio With MID To a Captain In The S Lancs Regt 1914/15 Trio 2/LIEUT W P S TRUMAN S LANC R ( CAPT on pair ) with original MID oakleaf on Victory Medal ribbon Medals mounted as originally worn on tatty ribbons and in VF condition
1914/15 trio With Two MID Certs To Tunneling Coy RE 1914/15 Trio with two small MID oakleaves on ribbon 102832 SPR H LOWE RE Together with two original MID certificates the first dated 13th of November 1916 and named to NO 102832 L/C H LOWE 177TH TUN COY the second dated 9th of April 1917 and named NO 102832 L/C H LOWE 177TH TUN COY Hubert Lowe a 31 year old coal miner from Barnsley first enlisted into the 14h Yorks and Lancs Regiment ( Barnsley Pals ) in March 1915, he transferred in July 1915 to the 177th Tunnelling Company RE and served with them throughout WW1 , he was wounded in June 1917 receiving a gunshot wound to the arm and head. His full service papers are available on-line Medals are mounted as worn and in Vf condition, certificates have slight damage and staining
1914/15 trio, Memorial Plaque And Memorial Scroll To An RAF Officer DOW 1914/15 Trio 305 CPL W DIXON ASC on star 2/LIEUT W DIXON RAF on pair Memorial Plaque WILLIAM DIXON Memorial Scroll 2/LIEUT WILLIAM DIXON SEAFORTH HIGHRS ATT 25TH SQN ROYAL AIR FORCE 2/ Lieut William Dixon was wounded in action on the 8th of June 1918 whilst acting as an observer in a 25 squadron patrol, he died of his wounds on the 28th of June 1918 and is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery France, He was 23 years of age and a native of Birmingham . One month earlier , on the 8th of May , whilst on a patrol in a DH4 piloted by Lieut Pugh MC their aircraft encountered six enemy aircraft , they shot down one, possibly two, as the following combat report describes " on crossing into enemy territory towards Thorout , six enemy machines were observed flying in pairs. Owing to mist and to the fact that we were flying into the sun, it was not possible to determine if they were EA. on approaching Thorout the leader of the formation fired a white light and attacked our machine on the right and in the rear, thereby disclosing their identity. My observer fired about 25-30 rounds into the nearest machine, about 70 yards away, and this machine went down out of control. After a few more rounds the observers gun jammed ( return spring ) . Lieut Pugh manoeuvred the machine over the top of the formation until the observers gun was in action again. The leader of the EA followed close on our machine , when I turned and allowed my observer to fire a burst of about 50-60 rounds into him and the EA went down enveloped in smoke and flame. On coming out of the dive I found we were in the middle of 3 EA again, but another white light was fired by EA and they closed in and dived away to the South East signed J E PUGH , pilot and W DIXON observer Medals with original sun faded ribbons and in NEF condition
A 1914 Star And Bar trio To The London Regt And RFC , Shot Down And Wounded 1914 star and bar trio 1780 PTE W ROWE 9/LOND R - LIEUT W C ROWE William Campbell Rowe was born in Prenton Buckinghamshire in 1895 and served in France with the 9th London regiment from the 4th of November 1914, he was hospitalised on the 1st of January 1915 with a septic foot , He received a commission into the OX and Bucks LI in February 1915 and later transferred to the Indian Army, he was attached to the Royal Flying Corps and whilst serving as an observer with 16 squadron was shot down and wounded, whilst acting as an Observer to pilot Sgt PWE Millington in RE8 number A4195 on a air observation flight over Givenchy they became involved in a combat with enemy aircraft, the engine was hit and the plane crashed behind British lines wounding both men. Medals are unmounted and in NEF condition
A Four Bar GSM To The Royal Artillery GSM four bars Palestine 1945-48 , Malaya, Cyprus, Near East 14451522 GNR E WARWICK RA A very scarce four bar GSM. This medal was purchased a number of years ago from a small provincial auction in Canada Medal is in NEF condition
A GSM Bar Palestine To a Ryl Sussex Casualty GSM one bar Palestine 2021963PTE T J KING R SUSS R Sergt Thomas Joseph King died on the third of December 1943 and is buried in Brighton. He is listed in the CWGC as mentioned in despatches but I cannot find a London Gazette entry for this . I had this once before and it turned out the recipient had received a C in C 's commendation for Palestine and the family had listed this with the CWGC as an MID , further research required
A QSA Six Bars Including Talana To The Royal Field Artillery taken POW QSA six bars, Talana, Defence of Ladysmith, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Laing's Nek, SA 1901 15307 DVR A GOFF RFA Arthur Goff an 18 year old Milkman from Dereham In Norfolk enlisted into the Royal Field Artillery in 1896, He served in South Africa until October 1901 He was taken prisoner of war at Blood River Poort on the 17th of September 1901 whilst serving with the 69th battery Royal Field Artillery. Two Guns of 69th battery RFA were lost at the disastrous action at Blood River Poort on the 17th of September 1901, 35 men of the battery were taken prisoner and Lieut Price-Davies of the KRRC was awarded the Victoria Cross for attempting to save the guns Medal is in NVF condition, slightly polished and with a few edge knocks
A Very Scarce GSM Malaya To The Cameron Highlanders GSM one bar Malaya ( Eliz II ) 23296052 PTE H WRIGHT CAMERONS a very scarce medal to the Cameron Highlanders , the regiment not being present during the Malaya campaign Medal with original ribbon in box of issue and in EF condition
AGS Bar East Africa 1913-14 To The 3/KAR AGS one bar east Africa 1913-14 2567 PTE GASHO BADANI 3-K A RIF Medal with original ribbon and in GVF condition
An Iraq/Afghanistan Medal Pair To The Scots Iraq Medal no bar 25206090 PTE A J GEORGE SCOTS OSM one bar Afghanistan PTE A J GEORGE SCOTS 25206090 Iraq Medal on single mounting pin as worn, OSM Afghanistan Medal in box of issue, OSM has an edge bump otherwise NEF condition
BEM Group Of Five To The DWR, KIA 1944 BEM ( GRI ) 4532858 SGT JOHN MURPHY. 1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal Together copy photo of Sergt Murphy's wife and daughter outside Buckingham Palace with his BEM dated 9th April 1946 and with original letter of sympathy from the battalion padre to Sgt Murphy's wife which includes the following " we buried his body in a quiet corner of a field in the village where he was killed, together with Ross and 6 other men who were killed about the same time, I forgot to tell you he was killed quite suddenly by a shell and could not have suffered at all " BEM awarded in the London Gazette of the 1st of January 1944. as Sergt in the West Yorkshire Regiment, he was killed in action on the 18th of July 1944 whilst serving with the 7th West Riding Regiment and is buried in Hottot-Les-Bagues War Cemetery Medals unmounted and in VF condition
British War and Victory Medals To Brothers ( Captains ) In The Scot Rif, Both KIA British War medal CAPT J A B MACHARG Victory Medal CAPT E M MACHARG Capt J A B MACHARG 6/Scottish Rifles was killed in action France and Flanders on the 29th of October 1916 Capt E M MACHARG 3rd att 1/Scottish Rifles was killed in action France and Flanders on the 23rd of October 1916 James Anthony Boyd MacHarg was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs E Simpson Macharg, 'The Grove', Ibrox. Like his brother Ebenezer he was educated at the Glasgow High School. After he left school he took an active interest in the Boys' Brigade, and rose to command the 80th Glasgow Company. For a number of years he was in the employment of J & A Roxburgh, the Glasgow firm of ship-owners. He had just begun to open up a merchant business on his own account with Spain when the war broke out. He had served in the University OTC with his brother and he too applied for a commission in the army, despite having recently recovered from a serious illness. After a period of service at Hamilton he went to the front as 2nd Lieutenant with the 6th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). He was killed leading his men into action on 29th October 1916, just a few days after his brother Ebenezer Maitland Macharg had met a similar end. He was 32. The brothers are commemorated on Panel 4D of the Thiepval Memorial. Born on 18th January 1882, Ebenezer Maitland Macharg was educated at the Glasgow High School, where he excelled in sport and played for both the 1st XI and the 1st XV. Later he played for Glasgow High School FP (Former Pupils). In 1906 he graduated MA and three years later LLB, having earned a first class certificate of distinction in the class of Forensic Medicine in the course of his studies. After graduation he spent a number of years in the office of Glasgow firm Messrs. Mitchell, Johnson & Co. Before the war broke out he had served for five years in the University OTC, and was well prepared for military service when the time came. Immediately on the outbreak of hostilities he applied for a commission, but at first, to his great disappointment, he was unsuccessful because of his age. He was determined, however and his persistence was rewarded. He joined the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). He was initially attached to the 9th Battalion at the training camp of Bordon, and afterwards to the 3rd Battalion at Nigg. His previous experience and general ability quickly procured him promotion to the temporary rank of Captain. He fell, at the Somme, on the 23rd October while gallantly leading his men into action under heavy artillery and machine gun fire. He was 34 Photos of both brothers in uniform are available on-line
British War Medal To RNVR KIA On a Q Ship British War Medal CZ 7389 R MONTGOMERY AB RNVR Reginald Montgomery from Bridge of Don Aberdeenshire was KIA aboard Hms Begonia ( Q10) on the 6th of October 1917 The following is a possible explanation for the loss of the Q ship HMS Begonia HMS Begonia was a regular warship, not a conversion. She was one of the "Flower-Q", sloops designed to foster the appearance of a freighter (like the French Amiens class of WWI). Officially she sank due to an explosion of undetermined origin with no survivors while cruising off Casablanca. That night, U 151 was cruising in the area, her lookouts reported seeing a "destroyer" charging her and the Captain dived, but the boat was still only at periscope depth when an impact was felt. This was followed by a heavy explosion and on surfacing it was found that there was considerable damage to deck casing abaft the CT. U 151 was able to continue on patrol. It is believed the collision ripped the bottom off Begonia and either a boiler explosion or friction which caused the explosion of ammunition in the magazine may have caused her immediate sinking. It is also likely some DCs exploded and killed any swimmers in the area. Medal with original ribbon and is in NEF condition
British War Medal To The RM , KIA 1914 British War Medal PO 15550 PTE A THOMPSON RMLI Arthur Thompson from Rotherham enlisted into the Royal Marines in 1903 , he was awarded the Royal Humane Society Bronze medal and Certificate in 1911 and was killed aboard HMS Bulwark in November 1914 Medal is in NEF condition
Canada General Service medal To The Royal Artillery Canada General Service Medal one bar Fenian Raids 1866 , officially engraved 1501 GNR J STEELE RA Medal is dark toned with original frayed ribbon , one slight edge knock otherwise in GVF condition
CBE Group Of Eight To a Brigadier In The Royal Signals CBE neck badge Military ( 2nd type) IGS two bars North West Frontier 1930-31 Mohmand 1933 LIEUT J C HARDY R SIGNALS 1939-45 star Africa star Italy star Defence medal War medal ( MID ) 1953 Coronation medal John Chambers Hardy was awarded the CBE in 1958 as a brigadier late Royal Signals , he was mentioned in dispatches twice in WW2, London Gazette 30th of december 1941 and 15th of December 1942 both as Major ( a Lt Col ) Royal Signals, for service in the Middle East He is noted as the eldest son of The Rev Hardy , rector of Killyman, Dungannon , Northern Ireland . He played rugby for Yorkshire and the Army A very scarce 2 clasp IGS to the British army, particularly with the Mohmand 1933 bar , both bars are verified on medal rolls Medals are mounted as originally worn on wearing pin, Mohmand 1933 bar is loose on ribbon, CBE neck badge separate, medals in NEF condition
Crimea Medal two bars To The Cold Gds Crimea Medal two bars Alma Sebastopol PTE J BROOKS COLDM GDS Medal engraved in Hunt and Roskill style, both bars confirmed on medal roll Medal without ribbon with edge contacting obscuring the last part of gds in the naming otherwise in dark toned NVF condition
CSM One Bar Borneo To a Casualty In The R Signals CSM one bar Borneo 22772473 CPL J R FROGGATT R SIGS Cpl Froggatt died on the 27th of October 1964 and is buried in Kranchi War Cemetery Singapore his cause of death is unknown to me Medal is in NEF condition
Efficiency Medal ( Geo V ) Bar India To The Punjab Light Horse Efficiency Medal bar India ( Geo V ) SJT R MCLELLAN PUNJAB L H AFI Medal is in NEF condition
Gold Presentation Mining Medal for Pit Accident A Gold presentation medal, the front engraved with the initials GM , the reverse engraved FROM THE FIFE COAL CO LIM 20TH JANUARY 1917 GEORGE MUIR Serious Pit Accident In Fife - Results in Two Men Losing Their Lives And Three Others Sustaining Severe Injuries - One of the most serious mining accidents that has occurred in West Fife for some years took place at No. 7 Pit Cowdenbeath, belonging to the Fife Coal Company, on Saturday.( 20th January 1917) The pit has been in use for forty years, and with view to its further development the shaft has been under reconstruction during the past twelve months. Four men - Andrew Scott, Park Street; George Muir Foulford Road; James Newton Moss-side Road; and Edward M'Cafferty Lochore - were engaged in the shaft on Saturday and prior to going to the surface at breakfast time they fired a number of shots for the purpose of breaking up the stone necessary for the widening of the shaft. On descending to their working place in the kettle they began to clear away the loose material. Newton had just stepped from the kettle onto the ledge, when a large stone on which he was standing gave way beneath him. It fell down 12 fathoms and Newton fell beside it, and was firmly caught by the legs by other material that came away. Mr Henry Rowan and his staff of managers were early on the scene, and, with the help of the other men employed in the reconstruction work, brave efforts were made to rescue Newton. Unfortunately another accident occurred, which delayed operations. More Accidents – A party were descending in the kettle when a fall of stone struck them. Charles Boyd, Broad Street, a pit contractor, was fatally injured, and James Young, shaftsman, Broad Street, sustained an injury to one of his knees. The work of rescue, however, was continued. The imprisoned man was conscious, and made pathetic appeals to have his legs released. Later in the evening two other men were injured in the same manner. James Fisher, shaftsman, Kelty had one of his arms broken, and Archibald Brown, Broad Street, was badly bruised about the back and chest. At eight o’clock in the evening, Newton died where he had fallen and after that it was thought advisable to take precautions for safety before attempting to get out the body. This work is being proceeded with. About 6 o’clock Charles Boyd died in the West Fife Hospital. He leaves a widow and four of a family. Newton leaves a widow and three of a family. Dundee Courier 22 January 1917 Medal is in NEF condition
Group Of five To a Captain In The Royal Signals With Photos 1939/45 Star, Burma Star , Defence medal, War Medal GSM one bar Cyprus CAPT K J BODDY R SIGS Together with two original photos in uniform Medals mounted as originally worn and in NEF condition
Group Of Five To An Original Member Of The Hull Pals Bn E York Regt QSA three bars Cape Colony Orange free state Transvaal 6492 PTE H RILEY E YORKSHIRE REGT KSA two bars SA01, SA02 6494 PTE H RILEY E YORK R 1914/15 Trio 11-142 PTE H RILEY E YORK R on star 11-132 PTE H RILEY E YORK R on pair medals mounted on a brooch bar and in Vf condition
Group Of Four To a Lieut Indian Army ( Form Pal Police)Taken POW In Singapore GSM one bar Palestine 494 T 2 B SJT J G BELL PAL POLICE, 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal Together with box of issue for GSM and forwarding letter to recipients wife in Greenock, Box of issue and forwarding slip from Commonwealth Relations Office to recipient in Greenock, with shoulder titles and badges th the 12th FF Regt Lieut Bell was taken POW at the fall of Singapore in February 1942 Medal are unmounted and in NEF condition
Group Of Four With Memorial Plaque To The Suffolk Regiment QSA five bars Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, SA01, SA02 5373 PTE W BATES IST SUFFOLK REGT British War and Victory Medals 5373 WO CL 2 W BATES SUFFOLK R Army LSGC ( Geo V ) 5373 C S MJR W BATES SUFFOLK R Memorial Plaque WILLIAM BATES Medals in VF condition William Bates was born in Enfield Middlesex and enlisted in Hertford. He served in WW1 as Company Sergeant Major in the 7th Suffolk Regiment and was killed in action on the 27th of March 1918, the battalion being heavily engaged on this day, losing nearly 250 men killed wounded or missing MIC confirms pair only
Group Of Six To a Squadron Leader RAF 1939-45 star, Burma star, Defence medal, War medal, GSM ( GEO VI) , one bar malaya, SQN LDR W G PROSHO RAF, RAF Lsgc ( GeoVI ) ACT SQN LDR W G PROSHO RAF Medals are unmounted, no ribbon with LSGC, medals are in NEF condition
Group Of Six To An RSM 4/Can Mtd Rif Later Major 1914/15 trio 109474 A C Q M SJT E A C MANATON - A R S MJR 4/CAN MTD RIF Italy Star, Defence Medal War Medal His service file shows him as admitted to hospital suffering from shell shock 2-15th June 1916 and again admitted suffering from a gunshot to the leg 28/9/1916 -11/10/1916 , In WW2 he served as a Mounted on bar as originally worn , trio polished and in NVF condition, rest VF
Group Of Six To POW In The RE with Original Paperwork 1939-45 star , Africa star , Italy star , Defence medal, War medal, Efficiency medal bar Territorial ( Geo vi) 2094550 SPR G LEWIS RE Together with the following original items, cap badge, loyal service badge, sweetheart badge, dog tag, German pow aluminium ID tag, report from the war officer to his wife reporting him missing 10th of February 1944 ,Mediterranean area, discharge certificate, postcard from pow camp to his brother , fully written on and dated 3rd of July 1944, record of service, financial statement on termination of service, re old comrades association membership card , Motherwell and district anzac RE members card , 4 postcard sized portrait photos in uniform and from after the war an Imperial War Graves Commission id card with photo dated 1950 and a train ticket to London from Dunkerque A very complete pow group on original ribbons in NEF condition
Group Of Six To The RAOC Taken POW Crete 1941 GSM one bar Palestine 7586712 PTE E SINDEN RAOC 1939/45 Star, Africa Star ,Defence Medal, War Medal, Army LSGC ( Geo VI ) 7586712 WO CL2 E P SINDEN RAOC Staff Sergt E P Sinden was reported as missing in Crete on the 31st of May 1941, he was later confirmed as a POW and was held at Stalag 383 in Hohen Fels Germany Medals mounted as originally worn and in toned GVF condition
Group of Three To The RN With Messina Earthquake Medal British War Medal 347102 A MURRAY ARMR RN Navy LSGC ( Geo V ) 347102 ALEXANDER MURRAY ARMR HMS VICTORY Messina Earthquake Medal 1908 UNNAMED Together with original parchment service certificate which confirms all medals including entitlement to British War Medal only for WW1 service . Awarded the Messina Earthquake Medal whilst serving with HMS Exmouth Medals in VF condition
GSM / CSM Pair To The Camerons / Q O Highs GSM one bar Arabian Peninsula 22295018 PTE W MACLEAN CAMERONS CSM one bar Northern Ireland 2295018 L/CPL W K MACLEAN Q O HLDRS The Queen's Own Highlanders were formed when the Cameron and Seaforth Highlanders were amalgamated in 1961 An unusual pair not often seen medal are unmounted and in NVF condition
GSM / CSM Pair To The Royal Tank Regiment GSM one bar Cyprus 23390666 TPR J O C BELL R TKS CSM one bar Northern Ireland 23390666 CPL J O C BELL RTR A scarce pair to the Royal Tank Regiment Medals mounted as originally worn and in GVF condition
GSM / UN Korea Pair To a Woman Civilian GSM ( Geo VI ) one bar Malaya MISS M E BURGESS UN Korea Medal No research has been carried out on the recipient Medals are mounted as originally worn and in NEF condition
GSM Bar Palestine 45/48 To a Lieut In The Int Corps GSM one bar Palestine 1945/48 LT J W BAIN INT CORPS Lieutenant J W Bain Intelligence Corps served in Palestine attached to the 1st Loyal Regiment Medal with original ribbon and is in toned NEF condition
GSM One bar Malaya To a WO2 In The South Staffs Regt GSM one bar Malaya ( Eliz II ) 3959405 WOCL2 C V AVEN S STAFFORDS A very scarce medal to the regiment who did not serve in Malaya as a unit Medal is in NEF condition
GSM One Bar Palestine 1945-48 To The TJFF Gsm one bar Palestine 1945-48 TJFF/8564 PTE AWAD T. OMAR. TJFF TJFF Trans Jordanian Frontier Force Medal is in GVF condition
IGS , QSA , KSA Group Of Three To The Gordon Highlanders IGS one bar Relief Of Chitral 3237 PTE T MITCHELL 1ST BN GORD HIGHS QSA four bars Cape Colony , Paardeberg, Driefontein, Belfast 3237 PTE T MITCHELL GORDON HIGHS KSA two bars SA01, SA02 3237 PTE T MITCHELL GORDON HIGHS Thomas Mitchell from Old Machar in Aberdeen joined the Gordon Highlanders in 1889 aged 18, he was discharged in 1902, his full service papers are available on-line Medals mounted in wrong order with new ribbons and in NEF condition
IGS Bar NWF 1930-31 To a Water Carrier In The R Sussex R IGS one bar North West Frontier 1930-31 5 W-CARR NABI BUX 2 R SUSSEX R A scarce medal to a native water carrier serving with a british unit Medal is in GVF condition
IGS One Bar Hazara 1891 To a Drummer In The Seaforth Highlanders IGS one bar Hazara 1891 1828 DRUMR P BURNS 2ND SEA HIGHS Patrick Burns was born and enlisted in Inverness in 1885 , his trade at the time being pipemaker,he having served an apprenticeship under Mr Carroll pipemaker Inverness he served until 1893 when he took his discharge. it is possible that as he was a pipemaker he would have also been a piper, further research required. This is his sole medal entitlement Medal is in attractive NEF condition
IGS One Bar NE Frontier 1891 In Bronze To Commst Dept IGS one bar N E Frontier 1891 in bronze 151 JEMR GOLABKHAN COMMT TRANS DEPT Medal is in NEF condition
IGs One Bar To a Native In The Armoured Car Coy Royal Tank Corps IGS one bar Waziristan 1921-24 COOK BOHWANI 9 A C COY R T C Medal is in NEF condition A scarce medal to a native in the Armoured Car Company Royal Tank Corps
IGS Pair To A&SH Sev Wounded North West Frontier IGS one bar North West Frontier 1935 2979287 PTE A SHAW A&SH, IGS one bar North West Frontier 1936-37 2979287 PTE A SHAW A&SH Pte A Shaw was severely wounded during an action near Pasal Camp Waziristan while withdrawing a Route Piquet on 27/28th of May 1937. Six men of the regiment were killed, one died of wounds and six were wounded including pte shaw , the medal roll confirms he was invalided Medals are dark toned and in EF condition
IGS To An Officer In The 98th Regiment IGS one bar North West Frontier LIEUT E F GREGORY HM'S 98TH REGT Medal with original ribbon and in NEF condition
IGS Two Bars To a Sergt Drummer In The Derby Regiment IGS two bars Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 3013 SERJT DRUMMER J O'FLAHERTY 2ND BN DERBY R The medal rolls confirm that this is a unique rank on an IGS 1895 to the Derby Regiment , O'flaherty being the only sergeant drummer on the roll John O'flaherty joined the Connaught Rangers in Galway Ireland in 1881 ,at the time he was 14 years old , weighing 72 lbs and 4 foot 9 inches in height ! He is shown as being born in Dinapore India so almost certainly the son of a serving soldier. He transferred into the Derby Regiment in 1893 and was discharged in 1898 , The IGS being his sole medal entitlement . His full service papers are available on-line medal has been lacquered at sometimes ( easily removable ) otherwise in NEF condition
IGS Two Bars To The Railways IGS two bars Afghan NWF 1919, Waziristan 1919-21 PTE W D BRENT RLWYS A scarce unit , Railways medal is in GVF condition
IGS Two bars To The Royal Scots Fus IGS two bars Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 3609 PTE H MURDOCH 1ST BN RYL SCOTS FUS Hugh Murdoch a 19 year old painter from Barony in Glasgow enlisted into the Royal Scots Fusiliers in 1892 and was discharged in 1904 after 12 years service , he served a total of 9 and a half years in India, this medal being his sole entitlement , his full service papers are available on-line Medal is in NEF condition
Indian Mutiny Medal No Bar To a Capt In The Sikh Infantry Indian Mutiny Medal no bar CAPTN W H PHILLIPS 4TH SEIKH INFTRY medal with slight edge contact marks otherwise in VF condition
King\'s African Rifles LSGC ( GEO V ) KAR LSGC ( GEO V ) 499 CPL BARUTI ABDURRAHMAN 3/KAR Medal with original small piece of ribbon and in VF condition
Long Service And MSM Pair To a Bandmaster A & SH Army LSGC ( ED VII ) 8274 BNDMSTR J MCCLURG A & S HIGHS Army MSM ( Geo VI ) BANDMASTER A MCCLURG A & S HIGHRS Long Service Medal mounted on single pin as originally worn , MSM unmounted in original box of issue, both medal in toned EF condition
MBE Group Of Eight To a Major In The Gordon Highs MBE ( Mil ), Defence medal, war Medal, GSM two bars Malaya , Cyprus LT J T B DURBIN GORDONS, Korea Medal LT J T B DURBIN GORDONS , UN Korea Medal, CSM two bars Borneo , Malay Peninsula MAJOR J T B DURBIN GORDONS, Coronation Medal 1953 Major John T. D. Durbin of the 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. began his service in 1945, at the age of 18. In 1949, the 1st Gordons were sent to Berlin in support of the blockade, though they arrived just after the blockade was lifted. He spent the next year there in continued support of operations. He was then assigned to the 1st Battalion, Black Watch and went with the unit to Korea in July 1952 as a platoon commander. The most significant combat for Durbin and for the Black Watch was the Second Battle of the Hook in November 1952. As one of the three battles for the ridge, the Black Watch managed to repeal continued Chinese attacks and hold their position despite fierce artillery barrages and hand-to-hand combat with waves of Chinese forces. After he returned home in August 1953 and reassigned to the 1st Gordons, the unit moved to Singapore to support the Malayan 'Emergency' and push the communists out of the area. Malaya was significant to British in terms of geography and trade. They had also committed a lot of effort to keeping the Japanese out during WWII. Ironically, the same troops they trained in guerrilla tactics during the war were now fighting against them as communists. Durbin was in Malaya for around two years, and after returning home, moved to Cyprus from 1955 to 1956 to fight the terrorists on the island. Though it was a small engagement, the conflict still proved to be deadly. In 1963, Durbin went to Kenya with the 1st Gordons, witnessing the end of the British Empire in Africa due to the Mau Mau revolution. He was here until 1965 when the Gordons were needed again in Malaya. After his second Malayan tour, during which he was awarded the Order of the British Empire, Maj. Durbin finally returned home for good in 1968 and retired from regular service in 1969. A rare group to the Gordon Highlanders , Korea medals named to them being very unusual as they never served in Korea as a unit, Durbin being attached to the Black Watch. the Malay Peninsula bar is also rare to the regiment Medals court mounted as originally worn and in NEF condition There are a number of articles and photos available on-line regarding Major Durbin and his service
MBE Group Of Eight To The Merchant Navy MBE ( Civil ) in box of issue, 1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, Pacific Star bar Burma, Italy Star, War medal, NGS one bar Near East E DINSDALE Together with group of miniature medals , ribbon brooch bars, full size and miniature, congratulations letter from Ministry of Transport dated 1941 in envelope addressed to Sunderland, congratulations letter from the British India Steam Navigation Company,congratulations letter from Gray Dawes and Co, forwarding letter for the MBE, Lifeboatman Proficiency certificate dated 1927 and box of issue for the MBE Ernest Dinsdale was awarded the MBE in the London Gazette of the 1st of January 1942 whilst serving as the Purser on the MV Dilwara Mv Dilwara was built by Barclay Curle & Company, Glasgow. She was launched 17th October 1935 and was finished being built in 1936. She was 11,050 gross tonnes and was to be used as a troopship. She was owned by the British India Steam Navigation Company from 1936-1960. She was Launched by Lady Currie, wife of Sir William Currie, Managing Director of BI (and of P&O). She was delivered to the British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd, London, on 15th January 1936. She was the first purpose built British troopship since 1867, and was chartered to the Government together with her three near sisters, DEVONSHIRE (Bibby Line, Fairfield, 1939), DUNERA (BI, Barclay Curle, 1937) and ETTRICK (P&O, Barclay Curle, 1939). As built she could accommodate 104 First Class passengers, 100 Second Class, 164 troops' families and 1,154 troops. She cost £403,700 and spent part of her first summer operating school cruises. In 1939, when war broke out, she was in the Indian Ocean homeward bound. On 16th September 1939 she collided with the Blue Funnel Line STENTOR and untertook repairs at Gibraltar until 20th November 1939. During 1940-1941 she was used as a troopship from South Africa to Egypt and took part in the evacuation of Greece. Then in 1942 she and DUNERA were present at the Madagascar landings. In 1943 she took part in the Sicilian campaign. In 1945 she was involved in the liberation of Burma but on the 8th June 1945 she was mined off Rangoon but reached port with only minor damages. She was the HQ ship during surrender operations at Singapore. in 1949 she was refitted by her builders with a lower troop capacity and with bunks instead of hammocks and re-entered service in October 1950. Most of her employment was now between the UK and the Far East, including service in the Korean War. Capacity now 125 First Class, 96 Second Class, 104 Third Class and 790 troops. in 1953 she was at the Coronation Review at Spithead and in November 1956 she was employed during Suez Campaign. Her trooping contract terminated in 1960 and on 11th November 1960 she was sold to the China Navigation Co Ltd (John Swire & Co), renamed KUALA LUMPUR, and put into service as a pilgrim carrier (243 First Class passengers and 1669 pilgrims). in 1962 she began off-season cruising from Australia and New Zealand taking school parties in former pilgrim/troop quarters until November 1971 when she was sold to be broken up by Tung Cheng Steel Co Ltd, Kaohsiung, Taiwan An impressive Merchant Navy group with extensive WW2 service MBE and WW2 medals mounted as originally worn, war medal has come loose, NGS unmounted , medals are in NEF condition
MC Group Of Five To The Cheshire Regiment Military Cross ( Geo V ) unnamed, 1914/15 trio 13231 PTE R D FLUNDER 5/CAN INF , CAPT on pair , France Croix De Guerre dated 1914/1918 unnamed MC London Gazette 4th of October 1919 Lt. (A./Capt.) Ralph Daniel Flunder, l/7th Bn., Ches. R., T.F. He commanded a battalion during the operations near Menin, on 14th, 15th and 16th October, 1918, with great skill and gallantry. His thorough organisation and the perfect handling of his men at the start ensured success. The complete confidence which he inspired in his men contributed very largely to the success of the operations French Croix De Guerre announced in the London Gazette of the 25th of November 1918 as Lieut ( A/Capt) Cheshire Regiment Ralph Daniel Flunders was commissioned into the Cheshire Regiment from the Canadian Infantry on the 1st of January 1916. He commanded the 7th battalion from the 6th of October to the 5th of November 1918 From The Biggleswade Chronicle 13th of September 1918 Capt Ralph Daniel Flunder, of the Cheshire Regt.. eldest son of Mr. and Mrs v. Flunder, The Gables, Arlesey, has been home on leave from France, and has been interviewed our correspondent, and ha.- very reluctantly given few particulars of his experiences during the campaigns both in France and in Palestine Joined up in Canada and came to France with the Canadians, where he remained 14 months, and also where he had ...me very marvellous escapes. He then came to England for commission and after special training he was drafted to with the Cheshire Regt., and fought in the Campaign to Jerusalem, where Capt. Flunder was billeted and had the opportunity to visit many of the ancient riare. recorded In Bible history. He took in the battle of the Mount of Olives andl helped to drive out the Turks from the garden of Gethsemane and while out . that quarter he was promoted to the rank of captain for conspicuous bravery the field. A months ago he was brought back to France as Captain of the Cheshire Regt., and took part In the first engagements of the big offensive commencing July 1st, 1918, until August 1st when he gained further distinction and was decorated on the field with Croix de guerre. with palms, and the following letter was sent to him his general after the decoration "To A/Captaln R Flunder, Balt.. Cheshire Regt.—l wish to congratulate you on behalf of the ranks of the Brigade during the action in conjunction with the French Party and Grand Razoy, from the 23rd July to .list July, 1918. Your work has been excellent and beyond praise. It has been great pleasure to me to forward your name for the decoration you so gallantly earned, and trust I shall be able to congratulate you on many future occasions. Your example to the battalion been of great service to the commanding officer of the battalion and to myself his brigadier. Wishing you the best of luck In the future. E. Hllllam, C.M.G., D.S 0., Brigadier General Commanding Infantry Brigade.” Capt. Plunder the best of health, and has now probably returned to France. It hoped that after all his adventures and marvellous escapes he will be spared to come back In safety and uninjured There are a number of other articles in the Biggleswade Chronicle relating to Capt Flunders and his services Medals with tatty original ribbons and in VF condition
Military Medal And Bar To The Durham LIght Infantry MM ( Geo V ) with Bar 25004 PTE E A GERDES 10/DURH L I Together with a forwarding letter that states To No 25004 Pte Edwin Gerdes MM 2nd Bn Durham Light Infantry "I have great pleasure in sending to you with my congratulations the card awarded to you by the G O C 18th Inf Bde in recognition of your gallant conduct during the action of the 21st-22nd March signed D M Raiten ? Lt Col Comdg 2nd Bn Durham LI in the field 15/5/18 MM awarded in the London Gazette of the 30th of October 1917. his home town showing as Sunderland and a bar to the MM in the London Gazette of the 2nd of August 1918 Medal with original ribbon and is mounted on single hook as originally worn, one slight edge knock otherwise in dark toned NEF condition
Military OBE Group Of Five To The Home Guard Formerly An Officer In The KOSB OBE ( Military ) 2nd type, unnamed , 1914/15 trio 2/LIEUT-CAPT E GILLESPIE K O SCO BORD, Defence medal The OBE was announced in the London gazette of the 12th of December 1944 as Lieut Colonel, 21st Home Guard Anti-Aircraft Regiment With original ID card and ww1 dog tag as 17771 Cameron Highs
MM And Pair With Badges And Newspaper Cuttings To The 19th Durham LI MM ( Geo V ) 53671 L/CPL F RAMSDEN 19/ DURH LI British war and Victory Medals 53671 SJT F RAMSDEN DURH LI Together with DLI cap badge, shoulder title, brass wound stripe ,postcard portrait in uniform , postcard portrait in civilian clothing and 2 newspaper articles with portraits relating to Sergt Ramsden, one headed Great Lever Soldier's Honour and the other Great Lever Medallist wounded Great Lever Medallist Wounded " Sergt F Ramsden of the Durham Light Infantry who lives in Starcliffe St Great Lever and was awarded the MM in Augustfor gallant service in the field had just the trophy pinned on his breast at Royds Hall Hospital Huddersfield to which he was admitted on April 22nd suffering from a gunshot wound in the chest His friends will be pleased to hear that he is doing well. The record of the concurrence that gained him the medal states that it was for excellent work during an attack on Guillemont Farm on the St Quentin front. The Durham Light Infantry had left the trenches one night , and had been relieved by another regiment who quickly lost the trench they had just taken over. as a result the DLI were recalled and returned to their trenches the following morning with instructions to retake the lost ground. In the action Sergt Ramsden's Officer was killed and he took charge of the platoon which under his direction secured it's objective and consolidated the position against great odds and in face of enemy reinforcements. Eventually British forces came up in relief . Sergt Ramsden, who is aged 23 years, has his name on the Roll of Honour at St Michael's Church Great Lever Medals mounted as originally worn and in GVF condition
MM to the RGA Later Served Tank Corps MM ( Geo V ) 65344 GNR R BURMAN 115 HY BY RGA Rowland Burman from Totterdown Bristol is shown as attached to the Tank Corps April 1918, he is also listed as wounded, his full service papers are available on-line Medal Is dark toned and in GVF condition
MSM ( EDv11) To a Bandmaster 71st Foot Msm ( EDVII) BANDMASTER D MCINNES 71ST FOOT Official correct to M of Surname otherwise in NEF condition
NGS Two Bars To The RN NGS two bars Cyprus Near East P/SSX908756 J F C DEAN AB RN Medal is in NEF condition
Pair To a Wing Cmdr RAF War medal, CSM one bar South Arabia WG CDR L C BATCHELDOR RAF Together with miniatures A scarce medal to such a high ranking officer in the RAF Medals are mounted as originally worn and in NEF condition, the CSM has the last four letters of his surname and raf officially corrected
QSA / KSA Pair To The 82nd Battery Royal Field Artillery QSA six bars Cape Colony, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen 73677 DVR J E BERRYMAN 82ND BTY RFA KSA two bars SA01, SA02 73677 DVR J E BERRYMAN RFA John Edward Berryman enlisted into the Royal Field Artillery in 1889 , he was born in West Ham and resided in Dagenham Essex, he was discharged in 1903 after serving 13 years, his full service papers are available on-line Medals are dark toned with original ribbons and in NEF condition
QSA / KSA Pair To The Royal Welsh Fusiliers QSA five bars, Cape Colony .Tugela Heights .Relief of Ladysmith. Transvaal. Orange Free State 3362 SEJT E JENKINS R WELSH FUS KSA the bars SA01, SA02 3362 SERJT E JENKINS RL WELSH FUS Edwin Jenkins an 18 year old labourer from Small Heath Birmingham enlisted into the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in 1891, he served in Malta Crete Egypt and throughout the Boer war 25/10/1899 to 30/8/1902, his full service papers are available on-line Medals are mounted as originally worn and in GVF condition
QSA Five Bars To Nesbitt\'s Horse QSA five bars Cape Colony, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Diamond Hill. SA01 TPR W GERRIE NESBITT'S HORSE This corps, about 300 strong, was raised in the eastern portion of Cape Colony in December 1899 by Colonel Nesbitt, "a veteran South African campaigner". As in the case of many other Colonial bodies, the strength varied greatly in the course of the campaign, being at one time about 5 squadrons, but probably not much more than a squadron was in the field when peace came Medal dark toned and in EF condition
QSA Four Bars to Roberts Horse later Midland Mounted Rifles KIA QSA four bars Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Transvaal 2247 TPR W I MORGAN ROBERTS HORSE L/Cpl W I Morgan later served with the Midland Mounted Rifles ( medal rolls confirm) and was killed in action on the 21th of June 1901 at Waterkloof The Midland Mounted Rifles was formed during the second phase of the Boer War The first reference in despatches to the corps by name was unfortunately associated with a mishap. In the despatch of 8th July 1901, dealing with the operations against Kritzinger's, Letter's, and other commandos, Lord Kitchener said: "On the 21st of June a party of 60 Midland Mounted Rifles—a local corps— was surrounded and captured by Kritzinger between Cradock and Graaf Reinet; 9 men were killed and 2 officers and 10 men wounded". According to the published casualty lists the number of killed and wounded was slightly larger. It is satisfactory that the detachment made a very good fight, and that there was no surrender until the losses became out of all proportion to the end to be gained in holding out Medals with original long length of ribbon and in dark toned EF condition
QSA Four Bars To The CMSC QSA four bars, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, SA01 260 PTE T B SIMPSON C M S C Cape Medical Staff Corps Medals with original ribbon and in NEF condition
QSA One Bar Defence Of ladysmith To The 11th Hussars QSA one bar Defence of Ladysmith 3829 PTE J HAIGH 11TH HUSSARS In 1899 Captain Harrison and Lieutenant FitzGerald and 108 men of the 11th Hussars served in the Boer war. They were dismounted and were present at Ladysmith during the siege. John Haigh enlisted into the 11th Hussars in 1894, he being at the time shown as a 21 year old labourer from Huddersfield, he served in South Africa from the 5th of November 1899 to the 21st of July 1900 ,his full service papers are available on-line Single clasp medal confirmed on roll a very scarce medal to a unit not fully present during the Boer war Medal with original ribbon and in EF condition
QSA Six Bars To The Scottish Rifles KIA QSA six bars Tugela heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing's Nek SA01 3155 PTE A JACK SCOTTISH RIFLES Pte A Jack was killed in action near Muller's Pass South Africa on the 21st of August 1901 whilst serving with the Scottish Rifles contingent of the 26th Mounted Infantry Company A very Scarce six bar killed in action medal South Africa 1901 bar loose on ribbon , otherwise medal in NEF condition
QSa, Natal 1906 Group Of Five QSA six bars Cape Colony, Orange Free State ,Transvaal ,Laing's Nek,, SA1901 ,SA1902 6266 PTE L E JAMES 2 E SURREY REGT Natal Medal with 1906 bar SERGT L E JAMES NATAL FIELD ARTILLERY 1914/15 trio 89437 BMDR L E JAMES RFA Lawrence Edgar James a 26 year old clerk from Lambeth served in the Boer War with the Volunteer Service Company of the East Surrey Regiment, his Boer war and WW1 service papers are available on-line Medals are mounted as originally worn and in toned GVF condition, the initials on the QSA have been officially corrected
RFR LSGC To a WW2 Casualty RFR LSGC ( Geo V) coinage head SS124306 ( POB 15091 ) W C EASTMAN STO 1 RFR Walter Charles Eastman , a 43 year old stoker from Andover was killed in action on the 9th of April 1943 aboard HMS Panther HMS Panther was attacked in the Scarpento Channel in the Aegean Sea by Junkers Ju 87 Stuka aircraft of I. Group Stuka Wing 3 from Megara airbase at noon on 9 October 1943, during the Dodecanese Campaign. She sank within one minute. 36 men were killed in action, the rest of her crew were saved by the Greek destroyer Miaoulis. Stoker Eastman has no WW1 medal entitlement Medal with edge contacting and in VF condition
Three Brtish War Medals To Brothers One KIA 1914 British War Medal 9173 PTE S W WAKEFIELD WILTS R British War Medal 24721 PTE S W WAKEFIELD GLOUC R British War Medal 8400 PTE W E WAKEFIELD WILTS R William Edgar Wakefield from Malmesbury in Wiltshire served with the 2nd Wilts Regt and was killed in action on the 24th of October 1914 Medals in VF condition , two with Victory Medal ribbons
Unusual WW1 Long Service Group To The RE Served Hong Kong British war medal 29755 S SJT C G JENNER RE, Army LSGC ( Geo V ) 29755 S SJT C G JENNER RE Army MSM ( Geo VI ) 29755 W O CL 2 C G JENNER RE Hong Kong Coronation Medal 1902 unnamed Cecil George Jenner was born in Bangalore India in 1881, he enlisted into the Royal Engineers as a Bugler in 1896 and in 1897 was badly injured when a detonator blew up and damaged his right hand. he served abroad in Hong Kong on two occasions, from November 1901 until January 1907 and again from October 1911 until July 1915. his service in Hong Kong entitling him to the single British War Medal only. His full service papers are available on-line A 1902 Hong Kong Coronation Medal sold at DNW in May 1917 for a hammer of £180 Medals are unmounted and in NEF condition
Volunteer LSGC ( EDVII ) To The 1/London REV Volunteer LSGC ( EDVII ) 3327 2/CPL W H CUTHBERT 1/LONDON REV Medal is in NEF condition
WW1 Group Of five To a Liverpool Regiment Officer Later a Sir Entitled To The CMG 1914/15 trio 2/LIEUT C G S FOLLOWS L'POOL R ( LIEUT on pair ) Coronation Medal 1937, Coronation Medal 1953 Sir Charles Geoffrey Shield Follows (4 July 1896 – 1983) was a British colonial administrator. He was the Financial Secretary of Hong Kong from 1946 to 1951. Follows was a Lieutenant in The King's (Liverpool Regiment) in the First World War. He joined the colonial service after the war. He was appointed to Seychelles from 1920 to 1925, Gibraltar from 1925 to 1927, Northern Rhodesia as the Chief Secretary from 1935 to 1945. He was appointed acting Financial Secretary of Hong Kong in September 1945 and Financial Secretary on 1 May 1946. He was responsible for the financial difficulties in post-war Hong Kong. He left Hong Kong on pre-retirement leave in May 1951 First four medasl mounted as originally worn , 1953 Coronation medal in box of issue and all in GVF condition
WW1 Group of Five to The 1st Dgn Gds With Original Paperwork And Photos 1914 Star trio 4647 PTE A LEE 1-D GDS GSM one bar Iraq D-35222PTE A LEE 1-K D GDS Army LSGC ( Geo V ) 393067 TPR A LEE KDG Together with original paybook, , regular army certificate of service, ( red book ) attestation certificate, character statement from Capt, KDG ,coloured service certificate, photo in uniform and regimental hockey team photo including Lee Medals mounted as originally worn and in VF condition , ribbons frayed
WW1 Pair ,Plaque And Scroll To An Officer In The 10th Hussars British war and Victory medals , 2.LIEUT R G FIELD, Memorial plaque, REGINALD GEORGE FIELD , Memorial Scroll, 2/LIEUT REGINALD GEORGE FIELD 10TH HUSSARS. Reginald George Field was born at Ashurst Park, Tunbridge Wells , the second son of George Hanbury Field and his wife, Hon Emily Hardinge, daughter of 2nd Viscount Hardinge of Lahore. Reginald was educated at Eton and was posted to France february 1917.he is commemorated on the Lychgate at St Martin's church Ashurst , and on the Fordcombe War Memorial , he died of wounds in france 0n the 6th of april 1918. A scarce officers casualty to a cavalry regiment , the 10th hussars losing approx 15 officers kia/dow in ww1 Medals and plaque in GEF condition, the scroll mounted on card alongside the Kings letter and in generally good condition
WW1 Pair And Memorial Plaque To a 2/Lieut RA British war and Victory medals 2.LIEUT R C SPRINKS Memorial plaque RALPH CECIL SPRINKS 2 / Lieut Ralph Cecil Sprinks from Eastbourne served in B Bty, 83rd Bde Royal Field Artillery and was killed in action on the 7th of August 1917 in Belgium, he is buried in The Huts Cemetery Medals with original sun bleached ribbons as removed from frame and in NEF condition
WW1 Pair And Plaque To a Welshman In The Hood Battalion RND British War and Victory Medals WZ3429 W J THOMAS AB RNVR Memorial Plaque WILLIAM JAMES THOMAS William James Thomas a 23 year old barman from the Brynmenyn Hotel Swansea served with the Hood Battalion Royal Naval Division and was killed in action on the 25th of August 1918 during the attack on Le Barque, the Commanding Officer Lt Cdr Fish also being killed Together with an original large Hood Battalion Scroll listing all the actions the unit were involved in Medals with original ribbons and in NEF condition
WW1 Pair And Plaque To The Cameron Highlanders British war and Victory medal to S/22297 PTE A CAMERON CAMERONS Memorial Plaque ANDREW CAMERON Andrew Cameron was born in Riccarton Ayrshire and resided in Hurlford Ayrshire , he served in the 5th Cameron Highlanders and was killed in action on the 18th of October 1916, he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, the Somme Medals with original ribbons and in EF condition
WW1 Pair To An MM winner In The 6th London Regiment Later KIA British war and Victory medals 323762 PTE B PEARSON 6-LOND R Bertie Pearson was born in Hackney and enlisted in Poplar, he served with the 6th London regiment, was awarded the MM in the London Gazette of the 12th of December 1917. he was killed in action on the 28th of March 1918, he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial France Medals are in VF condition, the BWM with some slight edge nicks
WW1 Pair To Australian Infantry With SWB British war and victory medals 5946 PTE J REID 19TH BN AIF Silver wound badge, reverse numbered A322 James Reid was from Kenmore Aberfeldy Perthshire ,he served in France from December 1916 with the 19th battalion AIF, He was severely wounded on the 27th of February 1917 , receiving a gunshot wound to the the left arm which led to his arm being amputated. When first enlisted he is shown as an accountant working in Sydney , he previously worked in India 55 pages of service papers are available on-line Medals with original ribbons and are in NEF condition
WW1 Pair With French Croix De Guerre To The KOSB British war and Victory medals 22964 PTE J DALZIEL K O SCO BORD French Croix de Guerre with star dated 1914-1917, Together with large boxed BEF Recreational Training Medal , Yug of war Championship 15th Division BEF , Season 1917-1918, a bronze tug of war runners up medal, 7/8 kosb j dalziel 1918 and another dated 1919 French Croix De Guerre London Gazette 19th of November 1918 where his home town is shown as "E" dumfries Pair in original ribbons and box of issue
WW2 Casualtry Group Of Four To The Seaforth Highlanders GSM one bar Palestine 2818135 PTE A MCCOLL SEAFORTH 1939-45 Star, Africa Star bar 8th Army, War Medal Alexander McColl, 2nd Seaforth Highlanders from Glasgow died of wounds on the 8th of April 1943, he is buried in Sfax War Cemetery Tunisia
WW2 Group Of Five To Submarine Casualty 1939-45 star,Atlantic star, Africa star, Italy star, War medal , with condolence slip named to DAVID HAMILTON all in original box of issue addressed to recipients father in Clydebank Together with the following original items, one portrait photo in uniform, one postcard photo in uniform one small photo in uniform, original birth certificate , newspaper clipping and letter from the admiralty addressed to recipients father giving details of the loss of hm submarine sickle ERA 3 David Hamilton was killed in action aboard H M Submarine Sickle on 18th of July 1944 ,In 1943 the Sickle sunk the german submarine U303 and 5 other surface vessels, the Sickle herself was depth charged and sunk whilst shadowing an enemy convoy Medals with original ribbons and in NEF condition
WW2 Group Of Four To The A&SH 1939-45 star, Defence medal, War medal, Efficiency medal ( GeoVI ) bar Territorial with extra long service bar 2982574 CPL D FINLAYSON A&SH Medals poorly mounted as worn on original brooch bar and in NEF condition
WW2 Group Of Seven To The RASC 1939-45 star, Africa star, Italy star , Defence medal, War medal AGS ( Eliz II) one bar Kenya S/14477108 SGT B HILL RASC Army LSGC ( Eliz II) S/14477108 S SGT B HILL RASC Medals with original ribbons and mounted as originally worn, VF condition