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1914 Star And Bar Trio And Tribute Medal To The 6th D Gds 1914 star and original bar trio 6616 PTE F BROWN 6 / D GDS 6th Dragoon Guards WW1 Tribute Medal, from the officers 1914/1918 named F G BROWN
1914 Star And Bar Trio To The Rif Bde With Very Low Number 1914 star and original bar trio 5 PTE - SGT H BENNETT 1/RIF BDE 5 Sergt H Bennett entered France and Flanders on the 24th of August 1914, He is listed as admitted to no 2 General Hospital on the 4th of July 1916 with a gunshot wound to the arm, he is invalided out of the service due to this wound in 1917 Medals mounted as originally worn and in VF 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 Trio To The 2/Sco Rif, KIA Neuve Chapelle 1914 Star Trio 10476 L/CPL - PTE J BRYCE 2 / SCO RIF ( Sco Rif on pair ) Pte John Bryce 2nd Scottish Rifles ( Cameronians ) was killed in action at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle on the 10th of March 1915. This was a disastrous day for the battalion, The pre-bombardment failed to cut the wire facing the brigade and the Scottish Rifles were held up in front of it and shot to pieces The book Morale a study of men and courage provides a very in depth study of the 2nd Scottish Rifles at Neuve Chappelle Medals with original ribbons and in EF condition
1914.15 trio , Memorial Plaque And Tribute Medal To The Sportsmens Bn R Fus 1914/15 trio 2654 CPL A TIPTON R FUS (spts-2654 on pair ) Memorial plaque Arthur Tipton .Cuncliffe Owen Sportsmens Bn Royal Fus tribute medal , unnamed ( HM silver ) Arthur Tipton was the Son of John and Elizabeth Tipton, of 1, Brockley Rd., Laira, Plymouth , He served with "C" Coy 24th ( sportsmen ) Bn Royal Fusiliers and was killed in action on the 31st of July 1916 . he is buried in grave V. J. 8.Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval The 24th Royal Fusiliers Sportsman’s Battalion silver medal/medallion was privately issued by Lady E. Cunliffe-Owen in January 1915. One side shows twin coats of arms, those of the Royal Fusiliers and that of the Cunliffe-Owen family. Under the Royal Fusiliers coat of arms it reads (Sportsman’s Battalion) . The other side of the medal reads ‘from Cunliffe-Owen Jan - 1915’ “God guard you” and is hallmarked. The hallmarks are for Mappin & Webb, Birmingham 1914. It is small measuring 26mm with ring suspension. Mrs E. Cunliffe-Owen raised the Sportsman’s Battalion in 1914 encouraging men to enlist from a sporting background. Interestingly the upper age limit was increased allowing those who would normally be considered to old to enlist. Two battalions were formed the 23rd Royal Fusiliers (1st Sportsman’s Battalion) & the 24th Royal Fusiliers (2nd Sportsman’s Battalion Medals with original ribbons and in EF condition
1914/15 Trio And French Honneur Medal to the Essex Regt 1914/15 trio 2839 PTE F W BLOOMFIELD ESSEX R French Honneur travail Medal reverse embossed F BLOOMFIELD 1959 Frederick William Bloomfield from Leytonstone in Essex served with the 1/4th Essex Regiment and was wounded at Gaza on the 3rd of November 1917, receiving a gunshot wound to the leg. he spent 2 months in hospital in Egypt, The award of the French medal is unresearched Medals loose with original ribbons and in NEF condition
1914/15 Trio And Navy LSGC ( Vic ) To RMLI, KIA 1914/15 Trio PO2996 PTE J WOODING RMLI Navy LSGC ( Vic ) JOHN WOODING PTE NO 2996 PORTS RMLI John Wooding from Tolworth in Surbiton was killed in action aged 52 aboard HMS Ramsey on the 8th of August 1915 SS or RMS The Ramsey was a passenger steamer operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company from 1912 to 1914. She had been built in 1895 as Duke of Lancaster for the joint service to Belfast of the London and North Western Railway and Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway companies.1 The steamer was requisitioned by the Admiralty in 1914 as the armed boarding vessel HMS Ramsey The Ramsey was the third of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company's ships to be called up for service in the Great War. On 28 October 1914 she was requisitioned and fitted out as an Armed Boarding Vessel by Cammell Laird with two 12-pounder guns and a ship's company of 98, and renamed simply HMS Ramsey. Ramsey was based at Scapa Flow under the command of Lieutenant Harry Raby.Her work consisted of night patrols during the course of which she was usually accompanying two destroyers. It was dangerous work, directed by radio from headquarters, carried out without navigation lights, and with manned guns throughout. In the course of a few months Ramsey intercepted and challenged many ships, sometimes putting a prize crew aboard and taking the suspect into port. On her last patrol she had steamed for 12 hours when, after dawn on 8 August 1915, smoke was seen from over the horizon. Ramsey gave chase and came upon a steamer flying the Russian flag. Ramsey proceeded alongside the vessel, which had duly stopped. The suspect, which was the German auxiliary minelayer SMS Meteor, then hoisted the German flag and fired at what amounted to point-blank range, killing the commander and crew members on the bridge of Ramsey. At the same time the raider fired a torpedo, shattering Ramsey″s stern. Fifty five of the crew were killed; Meteor picked up 43 after Ramsey went down in five minutes. The next day British forces overwhelmed Meteor, whose prisoners were transferred to neutral ships before she was scuttled A rare casualty group containing a Victorian LSGC to a man KIA aged 52 Medals are loose with original ribbons and generally in GVF condition
1914/15 Trio And Navy LSGC , Commended For Services After Q Ship Sinking 1914/15 Trio 175194 T SIMS CPO RN , Navy LSGC ( EdVII ) 175194 THOMAS SIMS PO 1CL HMS CUMBERLAND Thomas Sims from Hapleton joined the Royal Navy in 1896 aged 16, he served on numerous ships during his service and was commended for " good work performed on the occasion of the torpedoeing of the Q27 on the 13th of March 1917 and subsequently during the four days on which he was in charge of the starboard lifeboat of the ship in question " HMS Warner was the Q Ship Q27 From a German newspaper report The sinking of a British ''trap ship" . by a Geman U-boat ( U61) is de-. scribed as follows by the Tamburg "Nachrichten" On a westward run from the coast, in order to lie in wait-for the ships des- . tined for England, one of our U-boats,, towards 9 o'clock in the morning of a cold March day sighted. a smallish steamer. of. about 1500 tons approaching with an east .ward course, which excited remark not only by her high bridge and highs deck erections, but also by the meaningless deviations from her route .and her wild zig zag course.. The submarine put the last torpedo .into the tube for the attack, and only now and again popped the conning tower for a few moments above the surface , in order not to betray itself to the suspicious steamer, which was approaching at about 12 knots. In spite of :the continual change of course, it was possible to :get the enemy within range, and the . torpedo : was launched without being noticed. It had scarcely penetrated with a powerful detonation into the centre of the steamer when she began to sink ,.and after a second explosion in the boiler house she disappeared, in less than three minutes. The large number of. the crew standing ion deck, who only succeeded, in spite of the utmost exertions, in lowering one boat to the water, seemed to confirm the suspicion that this was a U-boat trap. In order to ascertain if this was so the U Boat went up to the survivors, who were drifting about on the water, and fished out six men, who were clinging half benumbed to planks. 'The men were very well dressed and had a good military carriage, to which one is not usually accustomed in mercantile ships. "According to their statements the steamer was bound from Africa to England After denying it for a long time, they at last admitted that they belonged to the navy. The sunk ship was, they said, the U-boat trap Q27, H.M.S. Warner, and the captain and all the officers had perished in the boiler explosion. Medals are loose and in NEF condition
1914/15 Trio To a Nursing Sister QAIMNS 1914/15 trio S/NURSE K M PITCHFORD QAIMNSRS Nurse K M Pitchford Staff Nurse Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve. Kathleen Marion Pitchford was born 10 May 1890 the daughter of a British Warrant Officer in the Indian Army. Educated at the Convent of the Good Shepherd, Bangalore, India she trained as a Nurse at the Plumstead and Woolwich Hospitals for three years leaving on 20 November 1914. At the time of completing her training her parents were residing in Exeter, Devon. Miss Pitchford joined the QAIMNSR on 21 June 1915 for a period of two years and served in France from 14 October 1915 at No 9 General Hospital and later at No 5 General Hospital. During her leave to the UK she married Sergeant Sambrook, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, probably a former patient of hers, at the All Saints Church, Volverhampton on 9 December 1916 without first seeking permission of the Matron! In a letter to the Matron of No 9 General Hospital she requests to complete her engagement which is approved.Now Mrs Sambrook left France on 18 June 1917 and was discharged two days later. Her husband Sergeant William Charles Sambrook Grenadier Guards enlisted 3 June 1912 and was discharged 13 June 1918 with Shell Shock and Disordered action of the Heart aged 34 years 7 months. Mrs Sambrook died in Warwick, Warwickshire in March 1972 aged 82 years Medals court mounted as originally worn on dirty ribbons and in polished NVF 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 Cameron Highs, KIA 1914/15 trio S-20066 PTE J HAMILTON CAM'N HIGHS James Hamilton from Glasgow served with the 6th Bn Cameron Highlanders, he was killed in action on the 31st Of July 1917 ( 1st day Battle of Passchendaele ) He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Medals with original ribbons and generally in GVF condition
1914/15 Trio To The R Innis Fus , KIA 1914/15 trio 4480 PTE A MURRAY R INNIS FUS Memorial Plaque ANDREW MURRAY Andrew Murray from Motherwell worked in the Fallin Colliery Stirlingshire, he served with the 2nd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and was killed in action at the second Battle of Festubert on the 16th of May 1915 . The offensive of the 1st Army was to be resumed on the night of the 15th/16th May. The 2nd Battalion had taken over the front line breastworks on the night of the 12th, and before the offensive commenced had already lost 6 men with forty more wounded. Amongst these was 2/Lt VES Mattocks. At 11:30pm on the night of the 15th May, the 2nd Battalion attacked to the right of the 2nd Worcestshire Regiment, supported by the 2nd Oxford & Bucks and the 9th Highland Light Infantry. “A” and “D” Companies attacked to the left and right, respectively, of a cinder track bordered by two deep ditches on either side. Both gained significant ground. “D” Company penetrated the 1st and 2nd Lines of the German trenches, but “A” Company were cut off after having taken the 1st Line Trench due to lack of support from the failed attack to their left flank and severe losses. “B” Company, who were in support of “A” Company, also suffered grevious losses and were unable to provide the much needed assistance in order to ensure success. “D” Company would hold the Second German Line until the night of the 16th when they were ordered to retreat to the Reserve Breastworks. The following night they were relieved by the 1/1st Gurkhas. In total 252 Officers and Men of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers are recognised as having lost their lives on the 15th and 16th May 1915. In the following months, reports of the battle appeared in the Sprig of Shillelagh, such as one from Sergeant R Langford who said, harrowingly, “Many of our wounded were buried by shells in dug-outs where they had been placed for safety”. In other issues, wives searched for their husbands, and others supplied photographs where their husbands were known to have died for obituaries. Medals with polishing and In NVF condition
1914/15 Trio To The RN , KIA With Brothers Pair And Plaque KIA 1914/15 trio 223334 R B BILLINGSLEY AB RN Robert Bertram Billingsley from Hanley in Staffordshire enlisted into the Royal Navy in 1905 aged 18, he was killed aboard HMS Bulwark on the 26th of November 1914 Together with photo in uniform, group photo , postcards addressed to his parents pre WW1 and boxes of issue for medals WW1 pair 41950 PTE J A BILLINGSLEY WORC R Memorial Plaque JOHN ALEXANDER BILLINGSLEY John Alexander Billingsley was born Hanley and lived Shelton Staffs, an employee of the North Staffs Railway he served with the 3rd Worcester Regt and was killed in action on the 22nd of March 1918, a POW search card shows missing from the 21st of March 1918 ( 1st day German Spring Offensive ) All medals with original ribbons and in NEF condition
1914/15 Trio To The RNVR, Served On Q Ship 1914/15 Trio LZ851 H A LADBROKE O SMN - SIG RNVR henry Ashford Ladbrook served from March 1917 to January 1918 aboard the Q Ship Q13, also known as HMS Aubrietia H.M.S. Aubrietia was one of twelve Aubrietia Class convoy sloops completed for the Royal Navy. She also served under the name H.M.S. Q.13 at times, functioning as a decoy ship Medals in EF condition with original ribbons and box of issue
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 Trios To Brothers With Consecutive Numbers, One Kia , One a Sniper Wd 4 Times 1914/15 Trio 1741 PTE E GARDNER MIDDX R Edward Gardner from Hayes End Middlesex served with the 8th Middlesex Regiment. He was killed in action aged 20 on the 26th of April 1915 1914/15 Trio 1742 PTE J GARDNER MIDDX R John Gardner served with the 8th Middlesex Regiment , he is shown on his service papers as a sniper, he was gassed on the 24th of May 1915, received a GSW to the thigh on the 26th of June 1916, shell shocked on the 4th of October 1916, and received GSW's to the back , face and elbow on the 9th of April 1917. He was discharged in 1918 with 30% disability There was a note with the medals stating the brothers were twins however further research will be required to confirm this A scarce family grouping with consecutive numbers and a rare trio to a man listed as a sniper Full service papers are available on line for John Gardner Medals with original ribbons and in NEF condition
1915 Trio To The Border R, KIA With Large Portrait Brooch 1914/15 Trio 17844 PTE S BALDWIN BORD R Together with a large gold plated locket containing a photo of Pte Baldwin in Border Regiment uniform to one side with a photo of a young lady to the reverse Stanley Baldwin from Gorton enlisted into the 2nd Border Regiment in Carlisle in November 1914 aged 19, he was killed in action on the 16th of May 1915 and was buried in a shell hole near La Quinque by the 2nd Gren Gds, his full service papers are available on-line Medals are in NEF condition
1915/15 Trio To The 9th Yorks LI, KIA 1st Day Somme 1/7/16 1914/15 Trio 12587 PTE A SHAW YORKS LI Abraham Shaw 9th Yorks LI was born Pittsmoor Sheffield and enlisted in Sheffield , he was killed in action on the 1st Day of the Battle of the Somme 1/7/1916 "When the barrage lifts..." The 9th battalion KOYLI was wiped out on the First Day of the Somme, 1st July 1916, losing over 500 casualties. For many years afterwards an 'In Memorium' notice appeared on the 1st July commemorating the battalion, and using the phrase 'When the barrage lifts'. The story of this goes back to the eve of the Battle of the Somme, when the officers of 9th KOYLI met for one last time before going up to the trenches opposite Fricourt. Their commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel C.W.D.Lynch DSO had been with the unit since 1915, and was awarded the DSO for bravery at Loos. He was not a popular commanding officer, and had a habit of promoting favourites, rather than those who deserved the position. Lancelot Spicer, then an officer in the battalion, recalled the incident in his memoirs: At about 6pm on June 28th all officers received a summons to go to Battalion HQ for a final drink before going into action. We assembled, glasses were put into our hands, drinks were passed round and we drank quietly to one another – everyone was naturally feeling strained. The Adjutant and Second-in-command were away on some course, so the Acting Adjutant, Keay, was in charge. Lynch came into the room and was given a glass. Keay went up to Haswell, the senior Captain, and said quietly to him, ‘I think you should propose the CO’s health!’ ‘I’m damned if I will’, said Haswell ‘I don’t wish him good health and am not prepared to be insincere on this occasion.’ ‘You must’, said Keay. ‘I won’t.’, said Haswell. For a few moments they argued, and then Haswell stepped forward and raising his glass said: ‘Gentlemen, I give you the toast of the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, and in particular the 9th Battalion of the Regiment’ – a slight pause – ‘Gentleman, when the barrage lifts…’ We emptied our glasses and were silent. Dramatically, Haswell had avoided an unpleasant scene, and the toast has never been forgotten. Of those present, twenty-four went into action next day in the attack on Fricourt. Six were in reserve. Of the twenty-four, twelve were killed, including Lynch and Haswell. Three died of wounds afterwards, eight were wounded, one slightly and only one left untouched. Medal mounted on modern ribbons with reverse mounting pin and in NEF condition
A GSM Bar Palestine To a Ryl Sussex Casualty GSM one bar Palestine 2021963PTE T J KING R SUSS R Sergt Thomas Joseph King died on the third of December 1943 and is buried in Brighton. He is listed in the CWGC as mentioned in despatches but I cannot find a London Gazette entry for this . I had this once before and it turned out the recipient had received a C in C 's commendation for Palestine and the family had listed this with the CWGC as an MID , further research required
Abbysinia Medal To The 26th Regt Abyssinia Medal 1866 3921 C VEITCH 26TH REGT Charles Veitch from Glasgow attested for the 26th Regiment ( Cameronians ) in 1855, he served a total of 20 years and was discharged with general debility caused by foreign service in 1875, he is described on his service papers as a bad soldier, being 9 times in the regimental defaulters book, once tried by court martial and once by the civil powers , an interesting character to say the least ! Full service papers are available on-line Medal is generally in VF condition
An Indian Army HEIC LSGC Medal To The Artillery Honourable East Indian Company Victorian Long Service Medal STAFF SERGT JAMES SANDFORD 3 BATT ARTILLERY Medal is generally in GVF condition
Anglo Boer War Medal To Burger Taken POW Anglo Boer War Medal BURGER M P GERTENBACH Marcus Petrus Gertenbach served under Kommandant J Jordaan in the Winburg Commando. He fought at Belmont, Rooilaagte, Modder River, and Magersfontein. He was taken prisoner after the Battle of Paardeberg and sent as a POW to Green Point Camp in Cape Town and then to Simonstown Medal is generally in VF condition
Army LSGC ( Vic ) To The 2nd Dragoons ( Scots Greys) Army LSGC ( Vic ) 693 TP SGT MAJ R MASON 2ND DRAGOONS Robert Mason from Perthshire joined the 2nd Dragoons aged 18 in 1863, He served with the regiment for 30 years retiring in 1893 Medal in dark toned NEF condition
Army LSGC And Coronation 1911 Pair To The Dorset Regt Army LSGC ( Geo V ) 3068 C SJT F EDWARDS DORSET REGT Coronation Medal 1911 unnamed as issued Fred Edwards an 18 year old brick maker from Poole in Dorset enlisted into the Dorset regiment In 1890, He served for 23 years and was discharged in 1913. Full service papers available online The pair of medals confirmed as his only entitlement Coronation medal with original top mounting pin , medals generally in GVF condition
Army LSGC To ASC Entitled To NZ Medal Army LSGC ( Vic ) 957 1ST CLS STAFF SERGT J B HAMSHERE ARMY S CORP J B Hamshere was discharged in 1876 after 21 years service including over 5 years in New Zealand, entitled to the New Zealand Medal Full service papers are available on line Medal is in VF condition
Ashanti Star 1896 Ashanti Star 1896 , unnamed as issued Medal with original ribbon and in dark toned NEF condition
Australian Vietnam Group Of Four Australian Vietnam Medal 33825 T J BRAHAM Australian Permanent Forces Efficient Service Medal 38225 BRAHAM T J Australian National Service Medal 38255 T J BRAHAM Vietnam Star with bar 38825 T J BRAHAM Medals court mounted on stiff card and in NEF condition
BWM And Memorial Plaque To The RSF, Only Entitlement, Torpedoed And Killed British War Medal 47719 PTE W RONNIE R S FUS Memorial Plaque William Ronnie Together with forwarding slip for the BWM addressed to his father William Ronnie was born in Kirkcowan enlisted in Bladnoch and resided in Ballaird Wigtownshire He served with the 3rd Royal Scots Fusiliers and was drowned aged 21 on the 30th of December 1917 whilst aboard the SS Aragon , He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Chatby Memorial Egypt On the 30th December 1917, the Troopship S.S. Aragon arrived at Alexandria Harbour, having sailed from Marseilles on the 17th December. She was laden with around 2,700 troops bound for the conflicts in Palestine. As she arrived in a convoy bound for the port, the rest of the ships sailed onwards to Alexandria and she lay up ten miles off shore, awaiting her escort. The 9588 tons of ocean liner drifted gently as she waited within sight of land but was torpedoed by the German Submarine and minelayer the UC-34. The destroyer HMS Attack dashed to her rescue as she sunk quickly, as well as every available ship within reach. Many of the men rescued and taken onto the HMS Attack had just stripped their oil drenched clothes from their bodies and laid on the deck when she too was torpedoed by the same submarine, almost blowing her in two. The following day - New Years Eve - just as the rescue was called off, fleet auxiliary craft HMS Osmanieh also hit a mine in the area, taking another 197 soldiers and nurses down with her. 610 of the 2,700 passengers on board the HMS Aragon were lost at sea MIC confirms war medal only Medal with small edge bump otherwise with original ribbon and in toned GVF condition
CBE Group Of Eight To a Brigadier In The Royal Signals CBE neck badge Military ( 2nd type) IGS two bars North West Frontier 1930-31 Mohmand 1933 LIEUT J C HARDY R SIGNALS 1939-45 star Africa star Italy star Defence medal War medal ( MID ) 1953 Coronation medal John Chambers Hardy was awarded the CBE in 1958 as a brigadier late Royal Signals , he was mentioned in dispatches twice in WW2, London Gazette 30th of december 1941 and 15th of December 1942 both as Major ( a Lt Col ) Royal Signals, for service in the Middle East He is noted as the eldest son of The Rev Hardy , rector of Killyman, Dungannon , Northern Ireland . He played rugby for Yorkshire and the Army A very scarce 2 clasp IGS to the British army, particularly with the Mohmand 1933 bar , both bars are verified on medal rolls Medals are mounted as originally worn on wearing pin, Mohmand 1933 bar is loose on ribbon, CBE neck badge separate, medals in NEF condition
China Medal 1842 To HMS Endymion China Medal 1842 DAVID BLAIR HMS ENDYMION Medal with original suspension and in NEF condition
Crimea Medal To The 72nd Highlanders Crimea medal one bar Sebastopol , engraved in attractive running script to NO 1010 JAMES KELLY 72D HIGHLANDERS James kelly a cotton spinner from Maybole in Ayr enlisted into the 72nd Highlanders in 1838, He served in the West Indies, N America, Crimea ,Gibraltar and East Indies, he was discharged in 1861 after 23 years service, he was not entitled to a long service medal as he had over 6 months imprisonment during his service ! He does not appear on the Indian Mutiny medal roll Full service papers are available on line Medal generally in VF condition
CSM One Bar Borneo To a Casualty In The R Signals CSM one bar Borneo 22772473 CPL J R FROGGATT R SIGS Cpl Froggatt died on the 27th of October 1964 and is buried in Kranchi War Cemetery Singapore his cause of death is unknown to me Medal is in NEF condition
DCM And Trio To The N Rid Hy Bt RGA DCM 311048 A BMBR F JEFFERSON N RID HY BY RGA 1914/15 Trio 319 ( 311048 Gnr on pair ) A BMBR F JEFFERSON RGA DCM awarded in the London Gazette of the 25th of August 1917 For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in removing a wounded comrade from his battery position under very heavy shell fire, during which all the stretcher bearers who were assisting him were wounded. He thereupon returned through the bombardment for further assistance and successfully got all the wounded med to the ambulance. He displayed a very splendid example of gallantry and fearless devotion to his wounded comrades The North Riding Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery comprised of approx 170 officers and men and had its headquarters in Middlesborough Middlesborough Daily Gazette 11th August 1917 Local Man Honoured among the recent awards for conspicuous bravery in the field is that of gunner Frank Jefferson of the North Riding RGA Grange Road Middlesboroughwho has received the DCM. Gunner Jefferson was a member of the local Territorial heavy Battery before the outbreak of war and was subsequently transferred to Monkseaton to assist in training the new entrants in Kitcheners Army His heart however was with his friends in the battery which had left for France and finally he relinquished his stripes to rejoin them. On the expiration of his period of service he rejoined before leaving France in order to continue his work . He has seen some very strenuous fighting during his two and a half years active service and the award has given great pleasure to his many friends in the town Medals mounted on card by collector and generally in VF condition
Egypt Group Of Three To The York Regt Egypt Medal ( undated) 716 SERGT D WILSON 1/YORKS R Army LSGC ( Vic) 3329 SERGT D WILSON YORK R Khedives Star dated 1884-6 unnamed Medals with original ribbons and with some contacting but generally in VF condition
Family Group, Father Wounded 1/7/1916 , Son Far East POW WW2 1914 Star and original bar trio 8125 PTE C W BALLAM 1/LINC R 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal , unnamed as issued in later box of issue addressed to R BALLAM, 39 ST HUGH'S ST LINCOLN LN2 5BE Charles William Ballam from Lincoln served with the 1st Lincolnshire regiment in WW1 and was severely wounded on the first day of the Somme, he received a shrapnel wound to the shoulder and spent 57 days in hospital, his full service papers are available on-line R Ballam 88th Field Regt RA was taken POW at the fall of Singapore on the 15th of February 1942 medals are in NEF condition
Group Of 6 To the RFA / RE Wounded Vlakfontein 1901 Qsa five bars Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal 13542 BOMB F GILLARD 28 :B RFA KSA two bars SA01, SA02 13542 CPL F GILLARD RFA 1914/15 Trio 30541 PNR -SPR F GILLARD RE ISM ( Geo V ) FRANK GILLARD Frank Gillard a 20 year old labourer from Taunton Somerset enlisted into the Royal Artillery in 1896 , he served throughout the Boer war with the 28th battery Royal Field Artillery and was wounded on the 29th of May 1901 at Vlakfontein , he was discharged in December 1902 At Vlakfontein on the 29th of May 1901 1500 Boers attacked the British Column of 400, the attack was so swift it caught the British unaware. The Regimental History of the Derbyshire Regiment states that "H" Company were outnumbered by five or six to one and out of 100 men of "H" Company only 28 came out of the action at the close of the fight. The 28th Battery Royal Artillery were overun and the guns were taken over by the Boers who tried to turn them on the approaching Derbyshire's they were given the order to charge and re-take the guns by the point of the bayonet, which was duly carried out. The casualties of the Royal Artillery were 7 killed and 12 wounded whilst the 7th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry had 5 men killed and 26 wounded. The 1st Derbyshire's had 18 men K.I.A. with 58 wounded and 5 missing Medal generally in VF condition
Group Of 6 To The Royal Marines, In VC ballot For Zeebrugge 1914/15 Trio PO16014 PTE A W J TERRY RMLI . ( CH21491 on pair ) Defence medal, War Medal, Navy LSGC ( Geo V ) PO16014 A W J TERRY CPL RM Alfred William Jackson Terry a Butcher from Reading enlisted in the Royal Marine Light Infantry on the 7th of June 1911. Posted to the Portsmouth Division, he served during the Great War in the SS Galway Castle and HMS Hindustan (battleship) . He subsequently took part in the Zeebrugge Raid on 23 April 1918, where he formed part of the naval and marine storming parties that landed on the Mole from H.M. Ships Vindictive, Daffodil and Iris to act as a diversion while block ships filled with concrete were sailed into the canal entrance and sunk. Casualties during the Zeebrugge raid were heavy and such was the bravery of all those involved aboard the three vessels that Article 13 of the Victoria Cross warrant was invoked. This stipulates that, when a corps or unit so distinguishes itself as to make it impossible to single out individuals, crosses should be awarded by a ballot of those who survived. Two Victoria Crosses were awarded to the Royal Marines by this method and another two to the naval personnel. Under a further provision of Article 13, all those who did not receive the V.C. had their records of service annotated to the effect that they had participated in the ballot for the V.C., and Terry's service record is thus annotated. After discharge terry served with the Royal Marines Police Both service numbers on the medals confirmed on his service papers and on the medal rolls Trio and LSGC mounted on bar as originally worn and generally in NVF-VF condition, Defence and War Medals loose
GSM And WW2 Group Of Six With MID To The RASC GSM one bar Palestine T/2037914 PTE F G WALKER RASC 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, War Medal ( MID ) Army LSGC ( Eliz II ) S/22781596 SGT F G WALKER RASC MID in the London Gazette of the 4th of July 1941 for services in the Middle East December 1940-February 1941 Medals mounted as originally worn and in VF condition
GSM Bar Brunei To The Queens Own Highlanders GSM one bar Brunei 23545061 L/CPL A MACKENZIE Q O HLDRS The Queens Own Highlanders were the only Scottish Regiment to receive the Brunei bar On the 8th of December 1962 there was a revolt in the Sultanate of Brunei , where Azahri's rebels attacked the Sultans palace and other government establishments including those operated by other European nations . the rebels took many hostages and in the process seized the Shell Oil field in a place called Seria The battalion was immediately tasked to deal with the problem, namely : neutralise the rebels, free the hostages ! Battalion Headquarters and A company moved from Singapore to Brunei by air while B company sailed at full speed on HMS Cavalier A company carried out its air assault and landed at Seria catching the rebels with complete surprise. The aircraft was still rolling while troops spilled out the rear of the plane and immediately began to engage the Azahri's rebels. After a swift and decisive battle the battalion cleared Seria of rebels, and freed some 46 European hostages , without loss to our troops The battalion had taken part in it's first active service since being formed and the first success was a spectacular one, an achievement any other regiment would have been equally proud of. Medal with original ribbon and in GVF condition
GSM Bar Malaya To a Lieut RAMC, Served Gurkhas GSM one bar Malaya LT A B YOUNG RAMC Together with miniature medal, ribbon bar and War Dept driving permit valid from March 1953 to March 1954 and issued to Capt A B Young 1/10th PMO Gurkha Rifles Princess Mary’s Own 1/10th Gurkha Regiment.enhanced its name in the Malayan Emergency from the very beginning in 1948 to the end in 1960, leading the field in tactical innovation and operational successes Medal in original named box of issue and in toned EF condition
GSM Bar Malaya To The NZ Infantry GSM bar Malaya ( Eliz II ) 691010 PTE J E RAPER NZ REGT Medal mounted on single wearing pin and in NEF condition
GSM Bar Palestine To The 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Gds GSM one bar Palestine 410534 TPR F YOXALL 5-INNIS DG A scarce medal to the unit , approx 50 issued Medal is dark toned with original ribbon and in NEF condition
GSM Group Of 3 To The Sea Highs POW 1940 GSM one bar Palestine 2818344 PTE G PARTRIDGE SEAFORTH 1939/45 Star, War Medal Pte G A Partridge 2nd Seaforth Highlanders was reported missing in France in 1940, he was later confirmed a POW . He was held at Stalag 344 Stalag 344 Lamsdorf was a German Army prisoner of war camp, located near the small town of Lamsdorf (now called Łambinowice) in Silesia The 2nd Battalion went to France as part of the 152nd Brigade in the 51st Highland Division with the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in October 1939 but was captured at Saint-Valery-en-Caux during the Battle of France in June 1940 Medals in NEF condition
GSM LSGC Group Of Three To The REME / Royal Wessex Yeomanry GSM one bar Malaya ( Eliz II ) 22526107 CPL G R NORTHOVER REME Army LSGC ( Eliz II ) 22526107 SGT G R NORTHOVER REME Efficiency Medal ( Eliz II ) bar Territorial 22526107 CPL G R NORTHOVER RWXY Medals mounted as worn and generally in GVF condition
GSM One bar Malaya To a WO2 In The South Staffs Regt GSM one bar Malaya ( Eliz II ) 3959405 WOCL2 C V AVEN S STAFFORDS A very scarce medal to the regiment who did not serve in Malaya as a unit Medal is in NEF condition
IGS Bar Burma 1930-32 To The Buffs Taken POW 1943 IGS one bar Burma 1930-32 6282700 PTE E AMOS THE BUFFS 6282700 Pte T Amos 4th Bn The Buffs ( listed with initial T but same regimental number ) was taken POW on the 16th of November 1943 on the Greek Island of Leros The Battle of Leros was the central event of the Dodecanese Campaign of the Second World War, and is widely used as an alternate name for the whole campaign. The Italian garrison in Leros was strengthened by British forces on 15 September 1943. The battle began with German air attacks on 26 September, continued with the landings on 12 November, and ended with the capitulation of the Allied forces four days later On the morning of November 16, it became apparent to the British commander, Brigadier Tilney, that his situation was untenable and he surrendered; 3,200 British and 5,350 Italian soldiers went with him into captivity. The 4th Battalion, The Buffs, in their isolated position, were unaware of the surrender so did not attempt to escape; consequently nearly the whole unit was captured. As with the Buffs, only 90 men from the West Kents managed to escape from the island. Medal in NEF condition
IGS Bar NWF 1908 To West York R, KIA IGS one bar North West Frontier 1908 6209 PTE J E GANNON 1ST W Y REGT John Edward Gannon was killed in action on the 22nd of October 1914 medal with a number of edge knocks and in NVF 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 Bar NWF 1937-39 To R Sigs, KIA Malaya 1942 IGS one bar North West Frontier 1937-39 2325726 SGLN W C HILLS R SIGNALS Together with original photo of grave William Charles Hills was killed in action on the 24th of December 1941 in Malaya whilst serving with the 9th Indian Divisional Signals Medal is dark toned and in NEF condition
IGS Bar PF 1897-98 To The Pipe Major Of The A&SH IGS one bar Punjab Frontier 1897=98 2299 SERGT PIPER A FERGUSON 2 A & S HIGHRS Archibald Ferguson was born at Pipe Cottage, Kingarth on the Isle of Bute on the 14th May 1871. He was from a large family of seven brothers and sisters. He joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in the 1880’s, he served as a Piper with the 2nd Battalion in India where he took part on operations in the North West Frontier with the Tochi field force in 1897-98. He was appointed Sergeant Piper ( Pipe Major ) of the Battalion from 1893-1903. He was also a qualified marksman. He re-engaged to complete 21 years with the colours in 1896. While on leave in 1898 he helped to train the “ Kilberry Pipers.” Transferred to the 4th ( Militia ) Battalion and embarked to England,on the 28th February 1903 on H.T. Syria. While in India he had trained the Pipers of the 27th Punjabi Infantry ,the 24th Baluchistan and the the native Pipers of the Raja of Kapurthala Imperial Service Infantry. He was a competitive Piper and Dancer placing 1st in Pibroch at the Regimental games in 1901 and 1902. He composed the pipe tune “ Lieut C MacLean ,yr of Pennycross’ Welcome to the 93rd “ In 1903 He was posted to the depot of the 4th Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders at Paisley. At sometime in March 1907 he was reported missing . Sadly Pipe Major Fergusons body was found in the Fife and Forth Canal in 1907 Wednesday 27th of March 1907. His funeral was at Maryhill Barracks and a large number of permanent staff from the 4th Battalion was present along with a contingent from the depot at Stirling. He was later taken by boat to the Isle of Bute where he was buried with full military honours at his home In Kingarth ChurchyarD Medal confirmed as his only entitlement Mounted on the original ribbon as worn and generally in toned VF condition
IGS Bar Sikkim 1888 To The Derby Regiment IGS one bar Sikkim 1888 331 CORPORAL W MCHUGH 2ND BN DERBY R William McHugh a 19 year old labourer from Chesterfield enlisted into the Derby Regiment at Derby in August 1882, he was discharged in 1894 after 12 years service Full service papers available on line This is his only medal entitlement Medal is generally in NEF condition
IGS Three Bars To The RA , Formely a Seaman ! IGS three bars Relief of Chitral 1895 , PF 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 67985 BMDR G JACKSON NO3 MTN BTY RA George Jackson a 20 year old seaman from Westminster in London enlisted into the Royal Artillery in 1888, included in his description is his tattoos which comprised of ships of the line, anchor rings , ships anchors etc ! He was discharged in 1902 after 15 years service, the IGS being his only medal entitlement , his full service papers are available on-ine Medal has been cleaned and lacquered and is in NEF condition
IGS To The Devon Regt, DOW In The Boer War IGS the bars Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 4102 PTE R MORGAN 1ST BN DEVON REGT Pte Morgan died of wounds at Geluk South Africa on the 28th of August 1900 Medal with two slight edge knocks and in VF condition
IGS Two Bars To The Railways IGS two bars Afghan NWF 1919, Waziristan 1919-21 PTE W D BRENT RLWYS A scarce unit , Railways medal is in GVF condition
Imperial Yeomanry LSGC To The Cheshire IY Imperial Yeomanry LSGC ( EdVII ) 848 L SJT A BURSTON CHESHIRE IY Medal with original ribbon with attractive top brooch bar and in toned NEF condition
Khedives Sudan Medal 2 bars Khedives Sudan medal with 2 bars Firket Hafir UNNAMED Medal with original ribbon and is In GEF condition
Kimberley Star \"a\" Hallmark Kimberley Star with "a" hallmark , unnamed as issued Medal on original ribbon with integral top brooch bar
Korea Pair To The King\'s ( Liverpool) Regt Wounded Korea Medal 22615750 PTE H E KEOGHAN KING'S UN Korea Medal unnamed Pte H E Keoghan is listed in the Times on the 20th of June 1953 as wounded , this would have been at the Battle of The Hook The King's moved to the right sector of the Hook on 27 May, excepting "D" Company's 10 Platoon and "B" Company (as reserve), which became attached to the Dukes. At 1953 hours, on 28 May, the battle began when a heavy artillery barrage targeted the Dukes' positions. Within minutes, the first of four successive Chinese waves attacked. Two King's platoons had to be moved forward to reinforce the Point 121 position, which soon after came under attack by two infantry companies. After the attack was repulsed with the assistance of Commonwealth artillery, the Chinese directed their attention to the King's on Point 146. As their troops assembled at Pheasant at around 2305, 1st King's Lieutenant-Colonel A.J. Snodgrass called in artillery, Centurion tank, and machine-gun fire that effectively destroyed the battalion-sized formation. Fighting continued until the British cleared the remaining troops from the Hook at approximately 0330. British casualties numbered 149, including 28 killed, while Chinese losses were estimated to be 250 killed and 800 wounded Medals generally in GVF condition
MBE Group of 8 To The RN MBE ( Mil ) 1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, Burma Star, War Medal, NGS one bar S E Asia 1945/46 A/CD GNR R W PAIGE RN Together with miniature medal group ( no bar on NGS ) MBE announced in the London Gazette of the 1st of January 1967 as Lt Commander RN ( Retired ) Medals mounted as originally worn Navy style with black cloth backing and generally in GVF condition
Memorial Plaque To RN, KIA Jutland Memorial Plaque to FRANCIS WILLIAM FARLEY Francis William Farley a 20 year old messenger from Bognor joined the Royal Navy in 1912. he was killed in action aboard HMS Queen Mary at Jutland on the 31st of May / 1st of June 1916 On 31 May 1916, Queen Mary put to sea with the rest of the Battlecruiser Fleet to intercept a sortie by the High Seas Fleet into the North Sea. The British were able to decode the German radio messages and left their bases before the Germans put to sea. Hipper's battlecruisers spotted the Battlecruiser Fleet to their west at 15:20, but Beatty's ships did not spot the Germans to their east until 15:30. Two minutes later, he ordered a course change to east south-east to position himself astride the German's line of retreat and called his ships' crews to action stations. Hipper ordered his ships to turn to starboard, away from the British, almost 180 degrees, to assume a south-easterly course, and reduced speed to 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph) to allow three light cruisers of the 2nd Scouting Group to catch up. With this turn, Hipper was falling back on the High Seas Fleet, then about 60 miles (97 km) behind him. Around this time, Beatty altered course to the east, as it was quickly apparent that he was still too far north to cut off Hipper.33 This began what was to be called the "Run to the South" as Beatty changed course to steer east-southeast at 15:45, paralleling Hipper's course, now that the range closed to under 18,000 yards (16,000 m). The Germans opened fire first at 15:48, followed by the British. The British ships were still in the process of making their turn, as only the two leading ships – Lion and Princess Royal – had steadied on their course when the Germans opened fire. The German fire was accurate from the beginning, but the British overestimated the range, as the German ships blended into the haze. Queen Mary opened fire about 15:50 on SMS Seydlitz, using only her forward turrets.34 By 15:54, the range was down to 12,900 yards (11,800 m), and Beatty ordered a course change two points to starboard to open up the range at 15:57.35 During this period, Queen Mary made two hits on Seydlitz, at 15:55 and 15:57, one of which caused a propellant fire that burnt out her aft superfiring turret. A black and white photograph showing a large cloud of smoke near the sea surface from which issues a towering mushroom cloud angled toward the right side of the photo Queen Mary explodes during the Battle of Jutland The range had grown too far for accurate shooting, so Beatty altered course four points to port to close the range again between 16:12 and 16:15. This manoeuvre exposed Lion to the fire of the German battlecruisers, and she was hit several times. The smoke and fumes from these hits caused SMS Derfflinger to lose sight of Lion – which had sheered out of line to starboard – and to switch her fire to Queen Mary, now visible to Derfflinger's gunnery officer as the second ship in the British line and therefore assumed to be Princess Royal, at 16:16. Queen Mary hit Seydlitz again at 16:17 and knocked out one gun of her secondary armament. In return, Queen Mary had been hit twice by Seydlitz before 16:21 with unknown effects, but the German battlecruiser hit the turret face of 'Q' turret at that time and knocked out the right-hand gun in the turret. By 16:25, the range was down to 14,400 yards (13,200 m), and Beatty turned two points to starboard to open the range again. This move came too late for Queen Mary, however, as Derfflinger's fire began to take effect, hitting her twice before 16:26. One shell hit forward and detonated one or both of the forward magazines, which broke the ship in two near the foremast. Stationed inside 'Q' turret, Midshipman Jocelyn Latham Storey survived and reported that there had been a large explosion forward which rocked the turret, breaking the left gun in half, the gun breech falling into the working chamber and the right gun coming off its trunnions. Cordite in the working chamber caught fire and produced poisonous fumes that asphyxiated some of the turret's crew. It is doubtful that an explosion forward could have done this, so 'Q' turret may have been struck by the second shell. A further explosion, possibly from shells breaking loose, shook the aft end of the ship as it began to roll over and sink. Tiger, the battlecruiser behind her, was showered with debris from the explosion and forced to steer to port to avoid her remains. 1,266 crewmen were lost; eighteen survivors were picked up by the destroyers Laurel, Petard, and Tipperary, and two by the Germans A unique Memorial Plaque with this name Plaque with some dark spots and generally in VF condition
MM , Pair , Memorial Plaque And Scroll To The Sportsmens Battalion Middlesex Regt MM ( Geo V ) 43333 PTE M CORCORAN 16/MIDDX R, British War and Victory Medals 5671 PTE M CORCARAN MIDDX R, Memorial Plaque MICHAEL CORCORAN, Memorial Scroll PTE MICHAEL CORCORAN MIDDLESEX REGT Michael Corcoran was killed in action at Arras on the 31st of may 1917 Medals and Plaque in dark toned EF condition
MSM ( Geo V ) To The 16th High LI MSM ( Geo V ) 14188 A SJT J JOHNSTON 16 / HIGH LI MSM announced in the London Gazette of the 14th of October 1919 for valuable services in France and Flanders John Johnston was an original member of the 16th ( Boys Brigade ) Battalion , Highland Light Infantry The 16th (Service) Battalion (2nd Glasgow), which was formed from former members of the Glasgow Battalion of the Boys' Brigade and was known as the Glasgow Boys' Brigade Battalion was heavily involved in action on the 1st day of the Somme , 1st of July 1916. ii is also remembered for an incident at the Frankfurt trench at the Battle of the Ancre, the last offensive of the battle of the Somme, where around 60 men of D company were surrounded and cut off behind enemy lines. Relief attempts failed, but the men of the Frankfurt trench refused to surrender. After refusing to surrender, the Germans stormed the trench and found only 15 wounded men alive, three of whom died soon afterwards. General Sir Hubert Gough praised their stand under Army Order 193 Medal is in toned EF condition
MSM And TFEM To The Dorset RGA ( Only Entitlement) MSM ( Geo V ) 334009 C S MJR E C BAIGENT RGA TFEM( Geo V ) 28 C S MJR E C BAIGENT DORSET RGA MSM announced in the London Gazette of the 30th of May 1919, for valuable services carried out in connection with the war CSM Baigent was from Portland Dorset, he has no WW! medal entitlement, these his only 2 medals Medals in EF condition
Navy LSGC ( Geo V ) To The RMA, Served With The RNAS WW1 Navy LSGC ( Geo V ) 7553 ARTHUR BARTON GUNNER RMA Arthur Barton was born in Portsmouth in 1880 , he served with the Royal Marine Artillery before transferring in September 1912 to the fledgling and as yet unofficial Royal Naval Air Service , his rank on transfer being Gunner, later AM1 in July 1914, POM in January 1915 , CPO in August 1916 and F/Sgt RAF April 1918. He is entitled to a 1914 trio as AM1 RNAS A medal to a very early original member of the RNAS which was officially formed in July 1914 Medal dark toned GVF condition
Navy LSGC ( Geo VI ) , KIA Navy LSGC ( Geo VI ) J109371 E E FRANCIS PO HMS WARSPITE Eric Edgar Francis an errand boy from Dartford in Kent enlisted into the Royal Navy in 1929, he was killed in action on the 11th of March 1943 aged 35 whilst aboard HMS Harvester HMS] Harvester was converted to an escort destroyer during a lengthy refit at Dundee, Scotland, from 30 January 1942 to 16 April. She conducted sea trials of her Type 271 radar during May and then resumed her escort duties in the North Atlantic as flagship of Mid-Ocean Escort Force Escort Group B-3. The ship was refitted at Liverpool between 12 December and 11 February 1943. Whilst defending Convoy HX 228 on 3 March, Harvester forced U-444 to the surface and then rammed it. She was badly damaged by the ramming, but she rescued five survivors after the submarine sank. The next day, Harvester was torpedoed by U-432 and broke in half. Nine officers and 136 ratings were lost, but the French corvette Aconit rammed and sank U-432 herself and then rescued Harvester's few survivors Medal with original length of ribbon and in NEF condition
New Zealand Medal To The Royal Artillery New Zealand Medal ( undated ) 1291 G&D WM EDWARDS RYL ARTY Medal is in GVF condition
NGS To Lieut RNVR, killed NGS one bar Minesweeping 1945-51 LIEUT A A TOMLINSON RNVR On the 5th of June 1952 during a naval exercise Lieut Adrian A Tomlinson and 13 fellow crew members on board HM Minesweeping Motor Launch 2582 were killed when a Thunderjet of the Royal Dutch Airforce crashed into the ML whist carrying out mock attacks, eyewitnessed reported that both the ML and the Thunderjet exploded in a mass of flames, only 2 crew members survived There are various reports of the incident in contemporary newspapers Medal is generally in GVF 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 the Cheshire Yeo, KIA With The KSLI WW1 pair 1269 SJT A J B BRODEY CHES YEO Andrew John Baxter Brody from Seacombe in Cheshire was killed in action aged 21 on the 3rd of August 1918 whilst serving with the 10th Bn ( Shropshire and Cheshire Yeo )The King's Shropshire Light Infantry He was the son of Jas. C. and M. A. Brodey, of "Braeside," Vownog Hill, Penyffordd, Chester. He is buried in the St. Venant-Robecq Road British Cemetery Robecq and is also commemorated on the Liverpool Cotton Association Memorial in Liverpool Medals with original ribbons and in NEF condition
Punjab Medal To The 3rd Light Dragoons Punjab Medal two bars Goojerat, Chilianwala C CHARD 3RD LT DRAGNS Medal with one edge bump and some contacting, generally in VF condition
QSA 3 Bars To Kitcheners Horse Taken POW QSA 3 bars Relief of Kimberley Paardeberg Transvaal 3046 TPR H R MCLEOD KITCHENER'S HORSE Battle of Paardeberg On 18 February, Lord Kitchener ordered Colonel Hannay to take his men in the dark on to Koedoesrand Drift close to the main Boer laager. It became the prelude to the battle. Kitchener’s Horse were ambushed and a company of 7th Mounted Infantry crossed at Paardeberg Drift and engaged the Boers some two miles from the main laager In this ambush Kitcheners Horse had 7 officers and 28 other ranks killed wounded or taken POW Medal with scratch to field on obverse otherwise in NEF condition with original long length of ribbon
QSA 3 Bars To The Glouc Regt taken POW QSA 3 bars Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg .Driefontein 2344 PTE W SPECK GLOUC REGT Walter Speck an 18 year old labourer from Gloucester joined the Gloucester Regiment at Bristol in 1888, he having previously served in the 1st Gloucester Royal Engineer Volunteers, He served in South Africa from January 1900 and was taken POW at Dewetsdorp on the 25th of November 1900 He left South Africa in June 1901 and was discharged from the army in August 1901 after 12 years service In November 3 companies of the battalion were part of a garrison at Dewetsdorp, which came under siege on the 17th. The garrison were short of water, which had to be carried in each night by volunteers. "November 23 was the hottest day of the siege. The men's tongues began to swell from thirst, and their situation was pitiable, as the enemy's fire was coming from every direction. Major Massey decided that it was impossible to continue the struggle and at half-past 5 the white flag was hoisted. De Wet congratulated Major Massey on the plucky defence made by the garrison and Steyn said that the losses of Boers in killed were greater than those of the British in wounded. The Boers had lost their best men at Dewetsdorp and would never again attempt to take a fortified post." (The Times). In his history of the war Conan Doyle wrote: "The thirst in the sultry trenches was terrible, but the garrison still, with black lips and parched tongues, held on to their lines." Baker is confirmed among the prisoners. The prisoners, except officers, were released 5th December. Also entitled to the SA1901 Bar Medal dark toned with one slight edge bump otherwise in VF condition
QSA 4 Bars To The SJAB QSA four bars Cape Colony, Orange Free State, SA01, SA02 802 ORDLY J T BROWN ST JOHN AMB BDE J T Brown served with the 21 General Hospital St John's Ambulance Brigade . He also had previously served with Cape Colony Cyclist Corps,Private,35340 and with CCF Company Cape Medical Staff Corps,Private,124 Bars in 2 blocks of 2 and loose on ribbon as issued Medal with original ribbon and in toned NEF condition
QSA KSA Pair To a Guide In The FID QSA two bars Orange Free State, Transvaal GUIDE J E HELLET FID KSA two bars SA01,SA02 GUIDE J E HELLET FID FID = Field Intelligence Department Medals are generally in GVF condition
QSa KSA Pair To The Scot Rif, DOW 1915 QSA three bars Cape Colony, Orange Free State , Transvaal 6613 PTE H BLAND SCOT RIFLES KSA two bars SA01 SA02 6613 PTE H BLAND SCOT RIFLES Harry Bland 1st Scottish Rifles ( The Cameronians ) from St Cuthbert's Darlington Co Durham died of wounds on the 18th of July 1915 He is buried in Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension France Medals generally in NVF condition
QSA KSA Pair To The Welsh Regiment QSA six bars Relief of Kimberley Paardeberg Driefontein Johannesburg Diamond hill Belfast 5604 PTE G GODWIN WELSH REGT KSA two bars SA01 SA02 5604 PTE G GODWIN WELSH REGT George Godwin an 18 year old stableman from Cheltenham enlisted into the Welsh Regiment in 1898, he served for 12 years including 4 years in South Africa , from 1899 to 1904, he was discharged in 1910 Medals polished and with edge bruising,with original tatty ribbons and generally in GF condition
QSA KSA To The W Yorks R, Wounded Twice QSA three bars Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith , Transvaal 5108 PTE T PEACOCK W YORKSHIRE REGT KSA two bars SA01, SA02 5108 PTE T PEACOCK W YORK REGT Thomas Peacock a 20 year old farm labourer enlisted into the West Yorkshire Regiment in 1897, he was discharged in April 1914 He served in South Africa Oct1899 till Oct 1900 and Again from August 1901 till the end of the war, he was wounded twice , once at Willow Grange on the 23rd of Nov 1899 and again at Sundays River 10th April 1900.He is listed in the casualty return foe the action of Willow Grange as the son of Mr Peacock of 8 Ranter Court Wapping Rd Bradford. On returning to England he is shown as suffering from a gun shot wound to the right shoulder When Cmdt D.J. Joubert's column advanced in to the Natal Midlands, eight companies of infantry and 430 mounted men under the command of Col J.H.E. Hinde, The Border Regiment, were sent to occupy the station on the night of 20 November 1899. There then developed the action known as that of Willow Grange which was, in fact, fought around Brynbella Hil According to the Times History, the total (British) casualties had been sixteen killed and over sixty wounded, mostly from the West Yorkshire Regiment Medals with some contacting and generally in VF condition.
QSA No Bars To The Oxford LI , Died Of Disease QSA no bars 6533 PTE W G HUTCHINS OXFORD L I Died of Disease at Kroonstad on the 28th of May 1902 Medal with one edge knock otherwise in toned NEF condition
QSA One Bar Defence Of Ladysmith To HMS Powerful QSA one bar Defence of Ladysmith 282241 STO W G WATERS HMS POWERFUL William George Waters a 19 year old Carter from Edinburgh enlisted into the Royal Navy in 1985. he served at the Defence of Ladysmith with the Naval Brigade ( medal confirmed on roll ) he died on the 13th of march 1915 at Hasler Naval hospital of brain disease Medal correctly engraved navy style , with 2 small edge bumps , generally in VF condition
QSA To a Sjt 6th Inniskilling Dragoons, Injured And Died QSA one bar Cape Colony 2740 SERJT A HANWELL 6/DRGNS The regimental history states that on the 22nd of January 1900 at Kuilfontein Sergt Hanwells horse was shot and he had to take shelter behind an anthill in the blazing sun under Boer fire, the exposure to the sun later led to his death medal with original ribbon and in dark toned mint condition
QSA To The N S Wales M R QSA three bars Cape Colony ,Orange Free State Transvaal 655 PTE A G SPENCER N S WALES M R A scarce Australian QSA Medal with original ribbon and in GVF condition
QSA To The North Fus, KIA QSA three bars Cape Colony Orange Free State Transvaal 5438 CPL A LAMBERT NORTH\'D FUS Cpl A Lambert was killed in action on 24/10/1901 Nr Kleinfontein In October 1901 Lord Methuen was operating near Zeerust. He had detached from his force a small column under Von Donop. A most determined attack was made on this column by Delarey with 1000 men, who rode up through the bush to close quarters and made great efforts to capture the two guns of the 4th Battery. The artillerymen were practically all shot down. A few of the Northumberland Fusiliers formed the escort, and of these 12 men were killed, and 1 officer and 13 men were wounded. The Boers were driven off, leaving 40 dead. In this affair 5 non-commissioned officers and men of the battalion gained mention Medal dark toned with official correction to Cpl otherwise in GVF condition
QSA To The Royal Irish Rifles , KIA Stormberg QSA one Bar Cape Colony 2920 PTE J MADDEN R IR RIF Pte J Madden ( Modden on casualty roll) was killed in action at Stormberg on the 10th of December 1899 The Battle of Stormberg, which was the 2nd Battalion's first and only major action of the war, was ill directed, ill handled, and ill supported - especially when the Rifles were shelled by the Artillery. However, Gatacre's explanation may have lacked detail and frankness as the Battalion cheered him at the end of his speech with an eagerness to return and carry on with the fight. Importantly, there had been no error on the part of the Rifles. The Battalion, as a result of this action, lost 12 other ranks killed; five officers and 46 other ranks wounded; and four officers and 216 men captured. The Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel H A Eagar, died of his wounds on 3 February 1900 At 9.15 p.m. the column marched out of Molteno, the Royal Irish Rifles leading. Just before moving off, Colonel Eager said: "The battalion represents the North of Ireland, which is watching you. I know I have not to ask you to do your duty." Two days' rations of tinned meat and biscuit were carried. The distance to be covered was ten miles. There was a bright moon, which set about midnight. The road at first was quite good; every-thing looked promising, and the men were in capital spirits. General Gatacre gave the order to fix swords, and the men marched on, carrying their arms in this rather constrained position. The artillery followed the infantry, but with a long interval between, and the wheels of the guns, etc., were wrapped up in raw hide, to deaden the sound. Behind the guns came the mounted troops. Various details, including the Maxim gun detachment of the Royal Irish Rifles, under Lieutenant Wright, had not been informed of the change of plan from the frontal to the flank attack, and they took the direct road to the nek and lost themselves. The guides, in the darkness, missed the right turning, and the force halted at I a.m. at a farm, owned by a Mr. Roberts. The guides informed General Gatacre that the distance from the coveted heights was now only one and a half miles; in reality it was three miles away. The Boers had sent out some 600 men that night, probably to beat up Gatacre's left flank. This force was under Grobler, and was laagered three miles farther up the road from the British column, so Gatacre was actually between the two bodies of Boers, who had not the vaguest idea that his outposts were nearer than Molteno. Here indeed was a chance, if he had known of it, to finish up the 600 Bethulie warriors with the bayonet. However, not knowing this, at 2 a.m. the march was resumed. The track—for it could not be called a road—became appallingly bad. Colonel Eager reported to the General that he thought the guide had lost his way. The guide as stoutly protested that he had not. At 3.45 a.m. on the 10th of December the head of the column reached the point which General Gatacre had aimed for. He was at the foot of the heights which formed the western boundary to the Stormberg Basin, and he was on the western side of those heights, in a small valley, which led into the Stormberg Basin. Everything was as he could wish it. Unfortunately in the dark he did not know that he had arrived there, and his guides did not quite understand his plans, so there was a misunderstanding. The guides thought he wanted to push on by road into the valley, and did not realise that the infantry, facing east, could have climbed straight up the hill and dominated all the Boer camps from these heights with their rifles; so the column toiled along the road, past the heights on their right, until broad daylight came on, still marching in fours, with swords fixed. Colonel Eager realized the danger, and requested the General's permission to send half a company out as an advanced guard. General Gatacre ordered him not to do so. A few hundred yards to the east of the British force lay one of the Boer laagers, its outpost absolutely unconscious of the presence of the enemy. There was a picquet, with a single Boer sentry on the road which ran through the nek, which the force was now approaching in column of route. To his horror, the sentinel saw this long serpent of marching men drawing near him. He roused his comrades—between ten and twenty in number—and fire was opened. The Dutch poured out of their laager, wheremost of them had been making coffee, and rushed for the heights. General Gatacre ordered the Royal Irish Rifles to rush through the nek and seize a detached hill just inside it, but it was too late to issue orders then. Everyone had felt that they were called upon to act promptly for themselves in the emergency, and, though three companies (" F," "G," and "H ") dashed through the nek for the hill beyond, the remainder of the Royal Irish Rifles formed for attack towards their right flank, and, with the Northumberland Fusiliers prolonging their right, rushed for the summit, led by " C " Company, under Captain Bell. The advance was well maintained, and half the distance had been crossed when the whole force was brought to a standstill by a line of precipices, which rose sheer up for some distance, and was only scalable here and there. The men laid down under cover, whilst Colonel Eager, Major Seton, Major Welman, and Captain Bell drew together, studied the formation of the ground, and arranged for the forward movement. The three companies who had taken the hill beyond the nek outflanked the Boer position, whilst the mounted infantry had also pushed inside the Stormberg Valley. Everything was in capital train. The General rode up to the three companies on the hill, whilst Colonel Eager, without orders, but wisely comprehending the situation, arranged for the rush to clear the heights. The two batteries—the 74th and the 77th—opened fire on the heights, but, unfortunately, thinking the Royal Irish Rifles were the enemy in the uncertain light, commenced to shell them. The results were instantaneous. The first shell mortally wounded Colonel Eager and severely wounded Majors Seton and Welman, Captain Bell and several riflemen. The next few were equally deadly, and in a few seconds, to the surprise of the Boers, some of whom had been pouring in an ineffectual fire, whilst others were hurrying to the rear, the whole of the infantry who had been lying close under the cliffs, ready to escalade them, were driven down the slope, vainly trying to avoid the deadly shrapnel of their own guns. The officer commanding the Northumberland Fusiliers ordered his battalion to retire to reform it, ready to support either attack. Some of the Royal Irish Rifles, hearing the order, moved with this battalion, assuming that it also applied to them. Some of the Northumberland Fusiliers did not hear it, and remained where they were. The men who retired first took shelter in the donga at the foot of the hill, but this was enfiladed, so the retirement was continued as far as the small hills across the valley. The movement was carried out in good order, and each part covered the retreat of the others. Arriving at these small hills, one company was told off to hold the heights, whilst the remainder formed in quarter column under cover. General Gatacre had been with the party that held the hill inside the nek. From here he had meant to sweep down the enemy's position, pressing home his attack. With the hills abandoned to the Boers, he saw that this could not be done, so he gave the order to the three companies to retire, which they did, under heavy fire, in good order, and the mounted infantry of the force galloped back, and a new line was formed on a ridge across the road up which the force had marched. This was about an hour and a quarter after the first shot had been fired. Naturally, the noise had drawn in all parties of Boers, even Grobler's detachment. This last commando fired into Gatacre's troops from the rear, and the 77th battery had three guns firing forward and three backward. In the meantime, some 600 men of the two infantry battalions lay on the hill under the cliffs, keeping up the fight with the Boers. General Gatacre ordered the force he was now with on the ridge to retire. Major Allen, of the Royal Irish Rifles, urged the General to allow him to take up the remaining companies of the Rifles to carry the heights, but General Gatacre refused to let him do this. The remainder, nearer to the enemy, were left to their fate. Afterwards it transpired that the officers and men did not know what was going on, and that they held tenaciously to their ground, expecting that the remainder of the force was moving to make a flank attack. No orders were given, and each party was overpowered in detail. The retreating force, under General Gatacre, was not kept well in hand, and the infantry straggled a great deal. The guns and mounted infantry kept the enemy at a distance, and Lieutenant and Adjutant Sitwell collected the men of the Royal Irish Rifles who were least fatigued and formed an efficient rearguard. About 11 a.m. Molteno was reached; 634 unwounded prisoners (officers and men) were taken by the Boers. The total casualties of the whole force were 28 killed and 61 wounded on the British side, and 8 killed and 26 wounded on the Boer side. The Royal Irish Rifles loss was as follows: —Twelve non-commissioned officers and men killed and forty-six non-commissioned officers and men wounded; also wounded officers as follow: Lieutenant-Colonel Eager (mortally wounded), Majors Seton and Welman, Captains Bell and Kelly, and Lieutenant Stevens. The following officers were captured: Captain Weir, Lieutenant Christie, and 2nd-Lieutenants Maynard and Rodney, and 216 unwounded non-commissioned officers and men. The battalion, under Major Allen, was entrained that afternoon, with the remainder of the infantry of General Gatacre's force, and was sent down to Sterkstroom. General Gatacre had, on the whole, bad luck at Stormberg. The idea was sound; but his arrangements were not thoroughly supervised. He surprised his enemy, but, from want of precautions, was not able to use his advantage, and appears to have sent no orders to his troops. That he should have left 600 of them to be made prisoners was also a piece of bad staff work; whilst the crowning calamity was the successful shelling by the British artillery of their own side. On the whole, the force was lucky to have been able to effect their retreat. An enterprising enemy would have stopped it and captured the whole force. The prisoners were sent to Pretoria. Medal dark toned with some edge contacting and generally in VF condition
QSA With Two Battle Bars To a Major In The RAMC QSA two bars Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg MAJOR R E MOLESWORTH RAMC Medal and bars confirmed on roll , Major Molesworth served with the 13th brigade Field Hospital, his only entitlement medal is dark toned and in NEF condition
QSA, KSA To The Middlesex Regt , KIA QSA four bars Tugela Heights, Rel of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Cape Colony 5222 PTE J FRANKLIN MIDDLESEX REGT KSA two bars SA01, SA02 5222 PTE J FRANKLIN MIDDLESEX REGT Pte Franklin 2nd Middlesex Regiment ( 16th MI )was killed in action at Lindley on the 6th of May 1902. He was the last battle casualty ( KIA or wounded ) of the Regiment in the Boer War. He is commemorated on the Bedford Boer War Memorial Medals with original ribbons , Cape Colony bar with unofficial rivets otherwise in GVF condition
Queen\'s Mediterranean Medal To The R West Kent Regt Queen's Mediterranean Medal 4493 PTE H MURPHY RL W KENT REGT Medal generally in GVF condition
Strathclyde Gallantry medal To a Woman Strathclyde Regional Council medal For Bravery, MRS JANE MULDER A scarce medal only being in existence from 1975 to 1996 and very rare to a woman
Sudan Pair to The Lan Fus, POW And Later Wounded In The Boer War Queens Sudan Medal 5298 PTE W RATHBONE 2/LAN FUS , Khedives Sudan Medal bar Khartoum 5298 PTE W RATHBONE 2ND L F William Whittle Rathbone a 20 year old labourer from Bolton enlisted into the Lancashire Fusiliers in 1895 , he served in the Sudan and in the Boer War with the Lanc Fus detachment of the 5th Mounted infantry and was taken Prisoner at Vryheid on the 11th of December 1900 and was slightly wounded at the defence of Itala Fort on the 26th of October 1901 The Mounted Infantry of the Lancashire Fusiliers formed part of the garrison of Vryheid when that town was attacked on 10th-11th December 1900. After very severe fighting the enemy was driven off with a loss of 100 killed and wounded. The men of the battalion had about 10 casualties At Fort Itala on 26th September 1901 (see 2nd Royal Lancaster) the 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers were represented in the little force which made one of the finest stands recorded in the campaign. One man of the battalion was killed and 5 wounded During the second Boer incursion into Natal Colony, Cmdt-Gen L. Botha, laagered at Babanango, sent Asst Cmdt-Gen C. Botha on 25 September 1901 with some 1,400 burghers to storm the fortified British post at Itala on the eastern slopes of Itala Mountain. It was occupied by 300 men of the 5th division mounted infantry and two guns of the 69th battery Royal Field Artillery under the command of Maj A.J. Chapman, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. On receiving warning of the Boer advance, the peak of Itala Mountain was manned by 80 mounted infantrymen under Lt B.P. Lefroy, 1st The Royal Dublin Fusiliers, and Lt H.R. Kane, 1st The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire) regiment. At midnight, Botha first attacked the detachment on the summit which put up stout resistance and fought for over an hour before it was overwhelmed. The garrison thus had time to prepare for an attack which came about 2 am and for the next two hours repeated Boer rushes were repulsed. During the day, the burghers maintained a sporadic but accurate fire on the British defences from their positions on the mountain above the camp. Faced with this resistance, Botha withdrew his burghers that evening and Chapman, having provided for the wounded, withdrew from the camp at midnight retiring to his base at Nkandla. The British lost 22 killed, including Kane, and 59 wounded. Driver F.G. Bradley, 69th battery Royal Field Artillery, was awarded the Victoria Cross for carrying a wounded soldier to safety under heavy fire. Boer losses were 15 killed, 40 wounded and one missing; among the dead were Cmdt J.S.F. Blignaut, Swaziland Police, and Capt P.J. Scholz, Vryheid Commando scout corps. Medals are dark toned VF condition
Sutlej Medal To The 29th Regt, KIA at Chilianwala Sutlej Medal reverse Ferozeshuhur bar Sobraon CORPL RICHARD BEECH 29TH REGT 967 Richard beech is shown as being with the 29th Regiment in Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1841 He served in the Sutlej campaign and was later killed in action at Chilianwala on the 13th of January 1849 The Sikh Army had been humiliated but not destroyed in the First Sikh War two years before. In April 1848 the Sikh Governor of the southern Punjab province of Multan, Diwan Mul Raj an Hindu, rebelled against the British Regent and all the Sikh troops at Multan joined him. This was the start of the Second Sikh War. During the Second War the 29th Foot (Worcestershire Regiment) fought at the battles of Goojerat and Chilianwala. They suffered heavy casualties taking a line of Sikh guns Medal without ribbon , with 2 slight edge bumps and in VF condition
TFEM ( EdVII ) To The 6th Hamps Regt TFEM ( EdVII ) 18 SJT A PERT 6/HANTS R Medal is dark toned and in NEF condition
TFEM ( Geo V ) To An MM Winner in the RAMC TFEM ( Geo V ) 388039 SJT S LIDDELL RAMC Sydney Liddell was awarded the MM in 1918 whilst serving with the 2/2 W Rid FA RAMC medal is in VF condition
TFWM Group Of Four To The AVC / RA WW1 pair SE-10202 PTE R KEW AVC TFWM SE-10202 PTE R KEW AVC TEM ( Geo V ) 729006 S SJT R KEW RA Robert Kew from Carnforth in Lancs served with the West & Cumb Yeo from 1910 to 1915, he re-enlisted into the AVC as a shoeing smith in June 1915 and served in France from December 1916, he enlisted after the end of the war into the 2nd West Lancs Bde RFA His full service papers are available on-line A rare TFWM to the AVC Medals on original tatty ribbons and generally in VF condition
Victorian Army LSGC ( 1st Type ) To The 16th Foot Victorian Army LSGC ( 1st Type ) SERJT MATTHEW ADAMS 16TH FOOT 1854 A scarce medal to the 16th Foot , the regiment earned very few medals overall Medal suspended from ornate suspension bar and in GF condition
Victory Medal To The 72nd Can Inf KIA 1st Day Vimy Victory Medal 129449 PTE W L HENRY 72-CAN INF William Lawrence Henry was killed in action on the first day of Vimy 9th of April 1917 whilst serving in C company of the 72nd Highlanders of Canada. Son of George and Helen Henry, of Tingwall, Shetland Islands, Scotland On the night of April 8th, 1917, the Seaforths filed into Gobron Tunnel to await the morning’s assault on Vimy Ridge. It was Easter Sunday, and it began to snow. At zero hour on the morning of April 9th, mines were blown along the enemy’s front lines, and the attacking force of 13 officers and 249 other ranks of the 72nd Battalion advanced behind a precisely-timed creeping artillery barrage. Positioned on the left flank of the Canadian attack, the Seaforths’ objective was to take Clutch trench between the junctions of Cyrus trench to the south and Cluck trench to the north. Moments after the attack began, withering German machine gun fire from Hill 145 and Hill 120 (the Pimple) began inflicting tremendous casualties on the Battalion. This enfilading fire from both flanks slowed, but could not halt the 72nd Battalion’s advance. The 72nd took their objectives, but the toll was devastating: by day’s end, 206 Seaforths were killed, wounded or missing. After three days of mopping-up and consolidating their position, the Battalion overran the last vestiges of German resistance at Claude trench on the morning of April 13th. The Seaforths had secured the left flank of the attack, and the ridge was in Canadian control. Vimy Ridge: the Seaforth Highlanders’ costliest victory of the First World War Medal with original ribbon and in GVF condition
Volunteer LS With Attractive Prize Badge To a Bglr In The Leic R Volunteer LSGC 289 BUGLER R SHARPE 1ST V B LEICESTERSHIRE REGT 1ST VB Leicester Regt silver prize badge the reverse engraved Won By BUGLER R SHARPE Volunteer Medal engraved , with original ribbon and mounted on single pin brooch, generally in GVF condition
Volunteer LSGC ( EDVII ) To The 1/London REV Volunteer LSGC ( EDVII ) 3327 2/CPL W H CUTHBERT 1/LONDON REV Medal is in NEF condition
WW1 Groups To Brothers Both At Jutland, One KIA 1914/15 Trio 196411 A SAWYER PO RN Navy LSGC (Geo V ) 196411 ALBERT SAWYER PO HMS HERCULES small Jutland Medallion in silver Albert Sawyer an 18 year old errand boy from Brecon enlisted into the Royal Navy in 1899, he served on various ships before being killed in action aboard HMS Black Prince at Jutland on the 31st May / 1st of June 1916 HMS Black Prince was an armoured cruiser which formed part of Rear-Admiral Robert Arbuthnot's ill-fated 1st Cruiser Squadron at Jutland. The squadron was employed as a screen several miles ahead of the Grand Fleet. During the early engagement, Black Prince became separated from the rest of the force, and later during the night came into contact with the German High Seas Fleet at point blank range. Powerful searchlights were turned on her and she was engaged by up to five battleships. There were no survivors from a crew of 858 1914/15 trio 185234 C G SAWYER AB RN small Jutland Medallion in silver Together with a thick mother of pearl ID tag marked Charles Sawyer Thursday Island ( Thursday Island is situated off the coast of Queensland Australia ) ID tag would have bought as a souvenir when Charles served on the Australia Station Charles George Sawyer an 18 year old groom from Brecon enlisted into the Royal Navy in 1897 , he served in various ships until WW1 where he served throughout on HMS Monarch On 31 May at Jutland, HMS Monarch, under the command of Captain George Borrett, was the sixth ship from the head of the battle line after deployment. During the first stage of the general engagement, the ship fired three salvos of armour-piercing, capped (APC) shells from her main guns at a group of five battleships at 18:32, scoring one hit on the dreadnought SMS König that knocked out a 15-centimetre (5.9 in) gun, temporarily disabled three boilers and started several small fires. At 19:14, she engaged the battlecruiser SMS Lützow at a range of 17,300–18,450 yards (15,820–16,870 m) with five salvos of APC shells and claimed to straddle her with the last two salvos. Lützow was also fired at by Orion during this time and was hit five times between the sisters. They knocked out two of her main guns, temporarily knocked out the power to the sternmost turret and caused a fair amount of flooding. This was the last time that Monarch fired her guns during the battle, having expended a total of fifty-three 13.5-inch APC shells Medals generally in VF condition
WW1 MM To The Can Inf, Born in West Virginia USA MM ( Geo V ) 18950 PTE W W GREGORY 4/BN 1/C ONT R Wandle William Gregory was born in Mason City West Virginia USA in 1883 and enlisted into the Canadian infantry in 1914, at the time he was shown as a labourer with next of kin in Darlington Washington State USA , he served in France and Flanders from 1915 and was severely wounded with a gunshot to the chest on the 2nd of October 1918 Medal is generally in VF condition
WW1 Pair To a Nurse, MID WW1 Pair E E POINTS VAD Emma Eliza Points a 30 year old nurse from Norwich enlisted into the VAD in June 1915, She received a "B" Mention. Shown as serving with 3rd Southern General Hospital , Oxford. "B" mentions were not published in the LG, did not entitle them to wear the Oakleaf, were entered in their service record and normally published in newspapers, particularly "The Times" Medals with original ribbons with safety pins to rear as worn and are generally in NEF condition
WW1 Pair To The British West Indies R , Died 1917 WW1 pair 191 PTE V G PEREIRA BR WIR Vincent G Pereira 1st British West Indies Regiment died on the 16th of September 1916, he is buried in Kensal Green ( St Mary's) RC Cemetery MIC confirms pair only
WW1 Pair To The Can Inf, KIA 1st Day Vimy WW1 pair 748123 SJT F T PAYNE 24 CAN INF Frederick Thomas Payne a 34 year old teamster originally from Oxford England but living in Sherbrook Quebec served in france and Flanders with the 24th Battn CEF and was killed in action on the 1st day of the Battle of Vimy, 9th of April 1917 Medals are in VF condition
WW1 Pair To The Hawke Bn RNVR , Wounded And KIA WW1 Pair R4169 F STANDING AB RNVR Fred Standing from Chadderton, Oldham enlisted into the Hawke Bn Royal Naval Division in June 1917 aged 29, he was admitted to hospital in March 1918 suffering from gas poisoning and was later reported as wounded and missing on the 27th of September 1918, later confirmed as killed in action on this date He is buried in Qeant Road Cemetery Buissy Medals are in NEF condition
WW1 Pair To The Shropshire Yeo, KIA With The KSLI WW1 pair 2363 PTE R J EDWARDS SHROPS YEO Robert Jarman Edwards , a farmer aged 22 was born in Kimbolton Herefordshire , lived at Widgeon Hill Farm Leominster . He enlisted into the Shropshire Yeomanry in Leominster in February 1915 and served in France from October 1916 where he transferred to the 6th KSLI, he was killed in action by Birdhouse l Langemarck NE of Ypres on the 20th of September 1917. His commanding officer wrote " He was shot by a German machine gun whilst advancing in the attack on the 20th. He was a very good fellow and worked very hard in his platoon" A fuller obituary is available in De Ruvigny's roll of honour His regimental number on his MIC shows a change to 25643. He is shown elsewhere as 25642 however the below entry from Soldiers Died shows his original number ( as on the medals ) in the Shropshire Yeomanry prior to transferring to the KSLI From Soldiers Died Name: RobertJarman Edwards Birth Place: Kimbolton, Herefords Residence: Leominster, Herefords Death Date: 20 Sep 1917 Death Place: France and Flanders Enlistment Place: Shrewsbury Rank: Private Regiment: Shropshire Light Infantry Battalion: 6th Battalion Regimental Number: 26542 Type of Casualty: Killed in action Theatre of War: Western European Theatre Comments: Formerly 2363, Shrops Yeo Medals with original ribbons and in NEF condition
WW1/WW2 Group of 7 To The RN, KIA WW1 Pair J90568 A C SNOW BOY 2 RN ( ORD RN on Victory ) 1939/45 Star , Atlantic Star, Africa Star, War Medal, RFR LSGC ( Geo V ) J90568 ( CH B 20647 A C SNOW AB RFR Archibald Cyril Snow a Drapers Assistant from Walthamstow joined the Royal Navy in July 1918 aged 16, he served until 1928 when he joined the RFR. He was recalled in 1939 and served aboard HMS Gallant until early 1941, He would have been aboard gallant at Dunkirk where she was nearly hit by a bomb and again in Jan 1941 when she was damaged by a mine ( losing 65 killed ) after an action with Italian Torpedo Boats. He transferred in April 1941 to the submarine depot ship HMS Medway and was killed in action aboard her on the 30th of June 1942 Vice-Admiral Henry Harwood, Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet, ordered all non-essential ships to leave Alexandria in June 1942 as he was preparing to demolish the port facilities there to prevent their capture by the advancing Panzer Army Africa. Medway loaded stores and 1,135 personnel on 29 June to establish a new base at Beirut, Lebanon and sailed later that day for Beirut. Accompanied by the Greek ship SS Corinthia, Medway was escorted by the light cruiser Dido and the destroyers Sikh, Zulu, Hero, Exmoor, Aldenham, Croome, and Tetcott. The next day, off Port Said, U-372 fired two torpedoes that sank Medway; 30 men were lost in the sinking 47 of the 90 spare torpedoes aboard floated free of the wreck and were salvaged Together with original seamans will made out to Archibald Snow's widow WW1 pair mounted as originally worn and in GVF condition, rest in EF condition with condolence slip and damaged box of issue
WW2 Air Crew Europe Group Of Four 1939/45 Star , Aircrew Europe Star bar France and Germany , Defence Medal, War Medal All unnamed as issued and mounted on bar for wearing
WW2 Efficiency Group To The Northumberland Field Battery RA, KIA 1940 1939/45 Star, War Medal, Efficiency Medal ( Geo V ) bar Territorial 760803 SJT J INGLIS RA Sergt John Inglis from Wallsend enlisted into the 72nd ( Northumbrian ) Field Regiment Royal Artillery ( TA ) in 1925 , at the time he is shown as a 24 year old riveter, He was killed in action in France on the 23rd of May 1940 , he has no know grave and is commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial
WW2 Group of 4 To the R Norfolk Regt , POW Singapore 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal Efficiency Medal ( Geo VI ) bar Territorial with extra LS bar ( Eliz II ) 5771776 PTE H G BLOOMFIELD R NORFOLK R H G Bloomfield 4th Royal Norfolk Regiment was taken POW at the Fall of Singapore on the15th of February 1942 On the 29th of January 1942 the 4th Royal Norfolk Regiment landed at Keppel Harbour, Singapore. which at this time was being raided day and night by enemy aircraft. The Battalion was given a sector to defend in the north east of the island until the Japanese made a landing on the north west coast when it was taken from the 54th Brigade and formed part of 'Tom Force' under Lt Col Thomas, Northumberland Fusiliers. This Force consisting of 4th Royal Norfolk Regiment, Sherwood Foresters and the Divisional Reconnaissance Battalion moved to Bukit Timah, some 5 miles west of Singapore Town. On 11th February it went into action west of the racecourse and met a strong Japanese attack on Singapore from the north west. Heavy fighting ensued with no air support whilst the Japanese had plenty of aircraft which harried our troops continually. A move was then made to Adam Road which was in the perimeter defences of Singapore City. Most of the food dumps had to be abandoned together with the stores of water and ammunition and by 15th February supplies of all kinds were running short. On that date the order to surrender was received.Two days later, the Battalion was moved into the crowded area at Changi. During the next 3_ years practically all the men were made to work on the railway in Thailand and at other camps. Conditions in Thailand were terrible and over 124 men died from disease and starvation. When the Japanese surrendered only 88 men of the Battalion were found on Singapore Island, the rest having been dispersed over Thailand and the surrounding country. Throughout the battle for Singapore and the long period in captivity, all ranks maintained that dignity and spirit common to all men in the Regiment and lived with the knowledge that, in the end, the Japanese would be defeated
WW2 Group Of 5 To The S Lancs R , Wounded 1939/45 Star, France & Germany Star Defence Medal War Medal Efficiency medal bar Territorial 4615286 PTE J COATES S LAN R Pte J Coates was wounded in North west Europe on the 24th of March 1945 whilst serving with the 1st South Lancs Regiment , this would have been during or very shortly after the crossing of the Rhine. The 1st South Lancs Regt came ashore with the first wave at Sword Beach on D Day, 6th june 1944 Medals loose and in NEF condition
WW2 Group of 6 To The RN, KIA 1939/45 Star, Africa Star bar N Africa 1942-43, Italy Star, War Medal , RFR LSGC ( Geo VI) SSX.13028 DEV D145A J A B HARRINGTON AB RFR John Alfred Bryce Harrington from Ongar in Essex enlisted into the RN in 1929, he served in various ships before joining HMS Tynedale in November 1940 and would have been aboard her during the St Nazaire raid in 1942. He was killed in action aboard the Tynedale on the 12th of December 1943. HMS Tynedale was mostly employed on convoy and escort duties initially as part of the First Destroyer Flotilla based at Portsmouth. On 11 March 1941 she sustained damage which put her out of action for 9 days from an air raid of Portsmouth's docks by the Luftwaffe.On 15 December, she was transferred to the 15th Flotilla based at Plymouth. Tynedale took part in the St. Nazaire Raid on 27 March 1942 as one of the escorts for the destroyer Campbeltown and small craft which were to enter the harbour. South west of Ushant she sighted the U-boat U-593 and attacked her initially with depth charges and then, when the submarine was forced to the surface, with a deck gun. However the submarine managed to dive again and escaped. It would be the same submarine U-593 which would sink Tynedale the following year. When rendezvousing with the surviving small craft from the raid outside the harbour Tynedale and another destroyer, Atherstone engaged the five German torpedo boats of the 5th Flotilla. Tynedale returned to Plymouth on 29 March, along with the rest of the convoy that had survived. She underwent repairs and resumed duties on 18 April, continuing with convoy escorts in the Southwest Approaches. On 14 May, she encountered the German auxiliary cruiser Stier, and was part of the task force that sank it, albeit only as a support vessel. She also participated in a support role in the sinking of the German auxiliary cruiser Komet in October] Tynedale was nominated for service in the Mediterranean, and as part of Destroyer Division 59 (which she joined on 8 March 1943) she guarded convoys between Gibraltar and Algeria. She acted as an interceptor during the Allied invasion of Sicily, and aided in the rescuing of 218 passengers from the Dutch freighter Felix Jan Van Manix which was torpedoed and sank in October. During convoy escorts with convoy KMS34 on 12 December 1943, Tynedale was torpedoed off Jijel, Algeria, by U-593 commanded by Kptlt. Gerd Kelbling, the same boat which it had damaged at St. Nazaire. The ship broke in two, and despite rescue efforts by other ships, 73 crewmen died (seven officers and 63 men). U-593 later sank another Hunt-class destroyer, Holcombe before surfacing and surrendering on 13 December Medals with original ribbons in box of issue addressed to next of kin in Droitwich Spa and in EF condition
WW2 RN Group , MID For Motor Launch Action 1939/45 Star, Atlantic star, War Medal ( MID ) RNR LSGC ( Geo VI ) J101252 ( CH D 404 ) J SWAN TEL RFR Jack Swan a labourer from Hastings enlisted into the Royal Navy in 1921. He served until 1935 when he was discharged and joined the RNR, he was recalled in 1939 He served until 1941 and between Oct and Dec 1940 served on ML 120, he was Mentioned in Despatches in The London Gazette of the 27th of December 1940, " For coolness and skill during attacks by enemy dive bombers" His full service papers are available online medals unmounted and in VF condition