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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 Star And bar Trio To The Seaforth Highs 1914 star and original bar trio 7797 PTE J MCPHAIL 2 / SEA HIGHRS Medals with original ribbons and brooch bar with rosette
1914 Star And Bar Trio To The Welsh Regt, Missing / POW August 1914 1914 Star and original bar trio 9200 PTE J EDWARDS 2/WELSH R John Edwards enlisted into the Welsh Regiment aged 20 in 1907, he is shown as entering the No1 Field Ambulance on the 21st of August 1914 and is listed as missing from that date, he is later shown as being taken POW at Maubeuge on the 7th of September 1914 and held at Munster, He was discharged in 1919 suffering from a hernia suffered in Dortmund POW camp in 1916 The Siege of Maubeuge took place from 24 August – 7 September 1914, There seems to an interesting story here as Maubeuge was held by French Forces and was finally taken by the Germans on the 7th of September 1914, 1,300 French troops had been killed and 45,000 men (including 3,000 wounded) were captured along with 400 guns (most damaged) for 2,500 German casualties , There does not appear to have been any British troops involved but Pte Edwards is clearly shown as Taken POW there on the 7th of September, the day it fell to the Germans Medals mounted as originally worn and in VF condition
1914 Star To The Royal Irish Fusiliers KIA 1914 1914 star 9971 PTE A CRAWFORD R IR FUS Alexander Crawford 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers from Paisley was killed in action on the 18th of October 1914 , A fine portrait in uniform and obituary of this soldier appears in the Daily Record of the 30th of October 1914
1914 Trio To a Wilts Regiment / Gas Coy RE Casualty 1914 star 3-9130 PTE O G PENNY 2 / WILTS R . British war and victory medals, 9130 A CPL O G PENNY WILTS R Oliver George Penny from Warminster in Wilts transferred from the Wiltshire regiment to the 4th bn Special Brigade Royal Engineers and served with them as a pioneer, he was killed in action on the 27th of June 1916 ,He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. A scarce casualty group to a Gas Company Royal Engineers man Medal with original ribbons and in NEF condition
1914/15 Star To The RND, Wounded Gallipoli, Taken POW 1918 1914/15 star CZ1875 J BURNS AB RNVR James Burns an apprentice boilermaker from Glasgow served in the Hood Battn RND, he was reported wounded in Gallipoli in 1915 and was taken POW at Ypres on the 24th of March 1918, he was held at Kriegsgefangenen-Stammlagere POW camp in Limburg Germany and was repatriated in 1919 Medals are 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 Jutland Medallion, Wounded On HMS Warrior At Jutland 1914/15 trio SS113581 A BLUNT STO1 RN ( L STO on pair ) Jutland Medallion , large type in white metal Albert Blunt from Hackney in London enlisted into the Royal Navy in 1895 aged 16, his trade at the time being listed as a deck boy in the Merchant Navy, he is shown as slightly wounded aboard HMS Warrior at Jutland. At the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916, the 1st Cruiser Squadron was in front of the Grand Fleet, on the right side. At 5:47 p.m. the squadron flagship, HMS Defence, and Warrior spotted the German II Scouting Group and opened fire. Their shells felt short and the two ships turned to port in pursuit, cutting in front of the battlecruiser HMS Lion, which was forced to turn away to avoid a collision. Shortly afterwards they spotted the disabled German light cruiser SMS Wiesbaden and closed to engage. When the two ships reached a range of 5,500 yards (5,000 m) from Wiesbaden they were spotted in turn at 6:05 by the German battlecruiser SMS Derfflinger and four battleships who were less than 8,000 yards (7,300 m) away. The fire from the German ships was heavy and Defence blew up at 6:20. Warrior was hit by at least fifteen 28-centimetre (11 in) and six 15-centimetre (5.9 in) shells, but was saved when the German ships switched their fire to the battleship HMS Warspite when its steering jammed and caused Warspite to make two complete circles within sight of much of the High Seas Fleet Warrior was heavily damaged by the German shells, which caused large fires and heavy flooding, although the engine room crew - of whom only three survived - kept the engines running for long enough to allow her to withdraw to the west. She was taken in tow by the seaplane tender HMS Engadine who took off her surviving crew of 743. She was abandoned in a rising sea at 8:25 a.m. on 1 June when her upper deck was only 4 feet (1.2 m) above the water, and subsequently foundered Medal mounted as originally worn and in NEF condition
1914/15 Trio And Memorial Plaque To The East Surrey Regiment 1914/15 trio 10112 PTE C H HUCKLEBRIDGE E SUR R Memorial Plaque CHARLES HENRY HUCKLEBRIDGE Charles Henry Hucklebridge was born and enlisted in Bath Somerset, he served in WW1 with the !st battalion East Surrey Regiment and was killed in action on the 29th of July 1916, he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial Somme
1914/15 trio And Memorial Plaque To The Essex Regt 1914/15 Trio and Memorial Plaque 17033 PTE-SJT F PEAD ESSEX R Memorial Plaque FREDERICK PEAD Sgt Frederick Pead from Romford served with the 9th Essex Regiment and was killed in action on the 6th of April 1918 . he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial France
1914/15 Trio And 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 And Plaque To a WOCL2 In The KRRC 1914/15 trio 9322 SJT - WOCL2 G RHODES KRRC memorial plaque GEORGE RHODES Company Sergt Major George Rhodes from Bradford Yorkshire served with the 2nd KRRC and was killed in action at the Battle of Auber Ridge on the 9th of May 1915 Aubers Ridge , 9th of May 1915 The attack failed largely due to a short and ineffective barrage leaving the defender's trenches largely intact and wire unbroken. 2/KRRC lost 48 men killed and 203 men wounded/missing Medals are in NEF condition
1914/15 Trio And RFR LSGC To The Royal Navy MID 1914/15 trio ( MID ) 218259 F J GROVES AB RN RFR LSGC ( Geo V ) 218259 POB 8251 F J GROVES AB RFR Frederick James Groves from Lewes in Sussex enlisted into the Royal Navy aged 16 in 1904, he served in WW1 with Torpedo boats until January 1917 when he joined HMS Royalist and served aboard her until 1919, he was mentioned in despatches in the London Gazette of the 17th of May 1918 for services aboard HMS Royalist Medals with original ribbons and in NEF condition, MID oak leaf is small sew on type
1914/15 Trio and Tribute Medal To KOSB/Tunn Coy RE KIA 1914/15 Trio 15399 PTE J MILLER K O SCO BORD Pelton Colliery Owners WW1 Tribute Medal in silver JOSEPH MILLER Joseph Miller resided in Newcastle, he was born in Thornley and enlisted in Chester le Street County Durham, he served with the KOSB later transferring to 253 Tunneling Coy Royal Engineers and was killed in action in France on the 8th of August 1918, the first day of the Battle of Amiens. He is buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France Medals loose with original ribbons and in NEF condition
1914/15 trio To a Submariner With Silver Wound Badge 1914/15 trio to K2211 A G TOMLINSON STO1 RN with silver wound badge numbered RN4351 Albert George Tomlinson from Stepney London joined the RN in 1909 and served in various ships until may 1915 when he joined the submarine service, serving in Hms Dolphin, Hms Maidstone and Hms Titania before being injured in an accident at Wallsend shipyard in early March 1916, he was invalided out of the service in December 1916 ,his service papers are available on-line Medals with original ribbons and in NEF condition silver wound badge has a solder repair to the catch
1914/15 Trio to 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 A&SH , KIA 1914/15 trio 2946 L/CPL-A SJT B SHACKLETON A&SH Ben Shackleton from Greenock served with the 5th A&SH firstly in Gallipoli and later in Palestine and France and Flanders, He was wounded in Palestine on the 8th of November 1917 receiving a gunshot wound to the right thigh and was later killed in action in France and Flanders on the 5th of October 1918, aged 25 and is buried in Oxford Road Cemetery Belgium , his full service papers are available on-line Medals are in GVF condition
1914/15 Trio To The Essex Regt, KIA Gallipoli 1914/15 Trio 2183 PTE W J WOOD ESSEX R Pte William John Wood 4th Essex Regiment was killed in action in Gallipoli on the 20th of August 1915. He was aged 22 and the son of Mr and Mrs John Wood of 1 Railway Cottages Shenfield Essex , At the time of enlisting he was a porter working with the Great Eastern Railway at Shenfield
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 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 To The S A Scottish, KIA High Wood, With Docs 1914/15 Trio PTE T DALL 8TH INFANTRY ( CPL T A H DALL 4TH SAI on pair ) Together with recipients fathers birth certificate and masonic certificate Thomas Archibald Hugh Dall from Mount Florida , Glasgow was killed in action at High Wood , The Somme on the 18th of July 1916 whilst serving with the South African Scottish , he was 27 years of age and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial , The Somme , France High Wood The 18th of July This fourth day was the crisis of the battle for the defenders. In the night, a strong enemy attack was launched and Germans advanced as far as Buchanan Street and Princes Street. A costly counter-attack expelled them. At 3.45am, The 3rd Division succeeded to take the orchard in the North of Longueval and the 1st SAI joined hands with the 1st Gordon Highlanders. But this sudden success was due to the fact that German infantry had evacuated the orchard for a barrage of its artillery. At 8.00am, a bombardment of an unprecedented severity was open on the wood and Longueval. Every part of the area was searched and smothered by shells until 3.30pm. The 3rd Division was expelled from the northern part of Longueval and fresh German troops began to enter the wood from all sides. To the great surprise of the attackers, the handful of South African survivors gave a stubborn resistance and took place a fierce fighting with high losses on both sides. In many parts of the wood, were "duels" between attackers parties and resistance pockets, sometimes at reversed front. It is not easy to reproduce the circumstances of events of this painful day, because many of the protagonists were killed. The South African soldiers, driven back to the southwestern part of the wood delimited by Princes Street and Buchanan Street, installed there a pocket of resistance, assisted by Highlanders of the division. A new German division was committed to expel them : it never succeeded Medals mounted on large pin as worn by next of kin and generally in GVF condition
1914/15 Trio To Worc R, KIA Gallipoli, Most Casualties Any Battalion During War ? 1914/15 trio 20389 PTE A COLE WORC R Pte Alfred Cole from Evesham , Worcester served in the 4th Worcester Regiment and was killed in action on the 6th of August 1915 at Gallipoli At 15:40 on 6th August 1915 the 4th Bn Worcestershire Regiment attacked the Turkish trenches across Worcester Flat in what was to become known as the Battle of Krithia. Exact numbers are not known, but somewhere in the region of 850 men went over the top. By the end of the afternoon, 768 had become casualties of whom at least 364 were killed. The Battalion was effectively annihilated in an afternoon. One author claims that the British Military operations outside the Western Front were ‘decidedly less hazardous’. If the men of the 4th Bn Worcestershire Regt could still speak, they might disagree; the battalion probably saw the highest percentage casualties and the highest fatalities in a single day of any British Battalion during the whole of the Great War. Medals with contact marks and generally in VF condition.
1914/15 Trio With Memorial Plaque To The Liverpool Regiment 1914/15 Trio 267902 ( on star ) 14616 ( on Pair ) PTE R HALLIDAY L'POOL R Memorial Plaque RUSSELL HALLIDAY Russell Halliday 7th Liverpool Regiment was KIA on the 20th of September 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium
1914/15 Trio With MID To a Captain In The S Lancs Regt 1914/15 Trio 2/LIEUT W P S TRUMAN S LANC R ( CAPT on pair ) with original MID oakleaf on Victory Medal ribbon Medals mounted as originally worn on tatty ribbons and in VF condition
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
3 Bar Afghan Medal To The RA Afghan Medal 3 bars Peiwar Kotal, Charasia, Kabul 6858 BOMR W GIBSON G/3RD RA Not entitled to K to K star Medal with original ribbon and in NEF condition
A GSM Bar Palestine To a Ryl Sussex Casualty GSM one bar Palestine 2021963PTE T J KING R SUSS R Sergt Thomas Joseph King died on the third of December 1943 and is buried in Brighton. He is listed in the CWGC as mentioned in despatches but I cannot find a London Gazette entry for this . I had this once before and it turned out the recipient had received a C in C 's commendation for Palestine and the family had listed this with the CWGC as an MID , further research required
A Memorial Plaque To The North Staffs Regt, KIA In South Russia In 1918 Memorial Plaque GEORGE STANLEY STAINROD George Stanley Stainrod from Cudworth in Yorkshire served with the 7th North Staffordshire Regiment and was killed in action in South Russia on the 26th of August 1918, he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tehran Memorial Plaque slightly stained and in VF condition
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
AGS One Bar Kenya To An Officer In The Seaforth Highlanders AGS one bar Kenya 2/LT C N OAKDEN SEAFORTH A very rare medal if not unique to the Seaforth Highlanders who did not serve in Kenya as a unit Medal has edge nicks and a large edge bump at 3 o'clock but naming is unaffected, medal generally in GF condition
Air Crew Europe Star Air Crew Europe Star With original ribbon and in EF 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
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
BEM for Gallantry To The Royal Navy BEM ( GRI ) STO 1 CL JOHN JONES C/KX135591 RN Awarded the BEM in the London gazette of the Medal with original ribbon and mounting pin in red cardboard box of issue
British War and Victory Medals To Brothers ( Captains ) In The Scot Rif, Both KIA British War medal CAPT J A B MACHARG Victory Medal CAPT E M MACHARG Capt J A B MACHARG 6/Scottish Rifles was killed in action France and Flanders on the 29th of October 1916 Capt E M MACHARG 3rd att 1/Scottish Rifles was killed in action France and Flanders on the 23rd of October 1916 James Anthony Boyd MacHarg was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs E Simpson Macharg, 'The Grove', Ibrox. Like his brother Ebenezer he was educated at the Glasgow High School. After he left school he took an active interest in the Boys' Brigade, and rose to command the 80th Glasgow Company. For a number of years he was in the employment of J & A Roxburgh, the Glasgow firm of ship-owners. He had just begun to open up a merchant business on his own account with Spain when the war broke out. He had served in the University OTC with his brother and he too applied for a commission in the army, despite having recently recovered from a serious illness. After a period of service at Hamilton he went to the front as 2nd Lieutenant with the 6th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). He was killed leading his men into action on 29th October 1916, just a few days after his brother Ebenezer Maitland Macharg had met a similar end. He was 32. The brothers are commemorated on Panel 4D of the Thiepval Memorial. Born on 18th January 1882, Ebenezer Maitland Macharg was educated at the Glasgow High School, where he excelled in sport and played for both the 1st XI and the 1st XV. Later he played for Glasgow High School FP (Former Pupils). In 1906 he graduated MA and three years later LLB, having earned a first class certificate of distinction in the class of Forensic Medicine in the course of his studies. After graduation he spent a number of years in the office of Glasgow firm Messrs. Mitchell, Johnson & Co. Before the war broke out he had served for five years in the University OTC, and was well prepared for military service when the time came. Immediately on the outbreak of hostilities he applied for a commission, but at first, to his great disappointment, he was unsuccessful because of his age. He was determined, however and his persistence was rewarded. He joined the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). He was initially attached to the 9th Battalion at the training camp of Bordon, and afterwards to the 3rd Battalion at Nigg. His previous experience and general ability quickly procured him promotion to the temporary rank of Captain. He fell, at the Somme, on the 23rd October while gallantly leading his men into action under heavy artillery and machine gun fire. He was 34 Photos of both brothers in uniform are available on-line
Canadian Memorial Cross To An Irishman WW1 Canadian Memorial Cross 504814 L CPL J PHAIR John Phair 12th Field Company Canadian Engineer from Inniskillen In Ireland was killed in action aged 39 on the 7th of November 1917 at Abraham Heights SW of Passchendaele Cross without ribbon and in GVF condition
CBE Group Of Eight To a Brigadier In The Royal Signals CBE neck badge Military ( 2nd type) IGS two bars North West Frontier 1930-31 Mohmand 1933 LIEUT J C HARDY R SIGNALS 1939-45 star Africa star Italy star Defence medal War medal ( MID ) 1953 Coronation medal John Chambers Hardy was awarded the CBE in 1958 as a brigadier late Royal Signals , he was mentioned in dispatches twice in WW2, London Gazette 30th of december 1941 and 15th of December 1942 both as Major ( a Lt Col ) Royal Signals, for service in the Middle East He is noted as the eldest son of The Rev Hardy , rector of Killyman, Dungannon , Northern Ireland . He played rugby for Yorkshire and the Army A very scarce 2 clasp IGS to the British army, particularly with the Mohmand 1933 bar , both bars are verified on medal rolls Medals are mounted as originally worn on wearing pin, Mohmand 1933 bar is loose on ribbon, CBE neck badge separate, medals in NEF condition
China 1900 Medal To HMS Isis , Died In China China Medal no bar T CLEARY STO HMS ISIS Thomas Cleary a 22 year old labourer from Halifax Yorkshire enlisted into the Royal Navy in 1898 , whilst serving on HMS Prince George he deserted for a month but was recovered and went on to serve in HMS Isis in China , he died at the Royal Navy Hospital Hong Kong on he 16th of September 1901, the cause of death at the present time is unknown to me Medal with original ribbon and in toned EF condition
Crimea Medal 4 bars To The Scots Fus Gds , Wd and died Crimea medal four bars , Alma, Balaclava, inkermann, Sebastopol officially impressed to JOHN AUSTIN SCOTS FUSR GDS 2568 Private John Austin was slightly wounded at Inkermann on the 5th of November 1854 , he later died at Scutari on the 8th of February 1855 Scots Fusilier Guards at Inkermann In 1854, the regiment took part in another bloody engagement, at the Battle of Inkerman, at a place known to the British as Mount Inkerman. The British, and their French allies, were attacked by numerically superior Russian troops, hoping to break the Siege of Sevastopol. The attack happened in very thick mist and despite having weak defences and being outnumbered severely, the British defended stoutly against the Russians. The first Russian attacks was completely devastated by the accurate fire of the badly outnumbered British defenders. The Guards helped defend the right of the British defenders, and at Sandbag Battery, performed valiantly in the face of overwhelming Russian numbers, and despite the difficulties the Guards faced, they overcame them and devastated the Russian forces assaulting the Sandbag Battery. The Battle of Inkerman was a victory that had been filled with dreadfully brutal hand-to-hand combat, that, at times, resembled the battles of a far more primitive age, and saw over 2,000 British soldiers killed or wounded out of over 8,000 that took part in the battle, with the Russians suffering over 11,000 casualties. The regiment won its thirteenth battle honour for their part at Inkerman Appears on the medal roll as Austins and on the casualty roll as Austin however there is only one John Austin or Austins who served in the Crimea with the Scots Fusiliers Guards so obviously the same man medal is in NEF condition
Crimea Medal To a Rider In The Royal Artillery Crimea medal one bar Sebastopol W SHEPARD , RIDER RL ARTY ( officially impressed) A rare rank to be found on a medal , short for Rough Rider Rough Rider is a now defunct rank in the Royal Regiment of Artillery of the British Army and was a rank equivalent to Private. It was previously used in the British and British Colonial Forces and was the rank was commonly displayed as a spur Medal is in GVF 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
Egypt Medal Bar Tel -El- Kebir To The 1 / R Highs Egypt medal Dated 1882 one bar Tel-El-Kebir 1409 PTE J GREENAWAY 1/R HRS Medal with no pitting and in NEF 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 5 To The RMA With Russian Medal Of St George For Jutland 1914/15 Trio RMA7208 GR S SHIPP Navy LSGC ( Geo V ) RMA 7208 SYDNEY SHIPP GUNNER RMA Russian Medal of St George ( 4th class) , reverse numbered No 1273178 Medal of St George ( 4 Cl ) confirmed for services aboard HMS Bellerophon at Jutland , as a RMA gunner it is likely he manned a gun turret during the battle Bellerophon was at Jutland as part of Admiral Doveton Sturdee’s 4th Battle Division. She left the battle undamaged and had fired around 62 heavy shells. When Bellerophon later crossed the area where Rear Admiral Horace Hood had been killed with almost his entire ship’s company, a 19 year old “snottie” (a term, I won’t say of endearment, used for midshipmen in the Royal Navy), commented on the terrible carnage. “During the lull we came out of the turrets to get some fresh air and there, floating around us, was a whole mass of bodies and débris – some of our sailors were cheering because they thought they were Germans, but unfortunately they were from the Invincible. It was a terrible experience and my first experience of death. medals unmounted and generally in GVF condition
Group Of Four With Memorial Plaque To The Suffolk Regiment QSA five bars Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, SA01, SA02 5373 PTE W BATES IST SUFFOLK REGT British War and Victory Medals 5373 WO CL 2 W BATES SUFFOLK R Army LSGC ( Geo V ) 5373 C S MJR W BATES SUFFOLK R Memorial Plaque WILLIAM BATES Medals in VF condition William Bates was born in Enfield Middlesex and enlisted in Hertford. He served in WW1 as Company Sergeant Major in the 7th Suffolk Regiment and was killed in action on the 27th of March 1918, the battalion being heavily engaged on this day, losing nearly 250 men killed wounded or missing MIC confirms pair only
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 Arabian Peninsula To The Royals GSM one bar Arabian Peninsula 23545524 TPR E RICKERBY ROYALS A scarce GSM to a cavalry regiment , The Royals ( 1st Dragoons ) medal with edge contact marks and generally in VF 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 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 Rel Of Chitral 1895 To The KOSB, Sev Wounded IGS one bar Relief OF Chiral 1895 2540 PTE J O'NEIL 2ND BN K O SCO BORD 2540 Pte J O'Neil 2nd KOSB was severely wounded at the storming of the Malakand Pass on the 3rd of April 1895 . he is shown on the casualty roll as 2542 but there is no other O'Neil who served with the regiment during the expedition so undoubtedly the same man On the 3rd of April the Malakand Pass was successfully stormed by the Gordon Highlanders, KRRC, KOSB and some companies of the 4th Sikh Infantry , the British losses were approx. 10 killed and 40 wounded. Medal roll confirms this as his only medal entitlement Medal with slight contact marks and generally in VF condition
IGs One Bar To a Native In The Armoured Car Coy Royal Tank Corps IGS one bar Waziristan 1921-24 COOK BOHWANI 9 A C COY R T C Medal is in NEF condition A scarce medal to a native in the Armoured Car Company Royal Tank Corps
IGS Pair To A&SH Sev Wounded North West Frontier IGS one bar North West Frontier 1935 2979287 PTE A SHAW A&SH, IGS one bar North West Frontier 1936-37 2979287 PTE A SHAW A&SH Pte A Shaw was severely wounded during an action near Pasal Camp Waziristan while withdrawing a Route Piquet on 27/28th of May 1937. Six men of the regiment were killed, one died of wounds and six were wounded including pte shaw , the medal roll confirms he was invalided Medals are dark toned and in EF condition
IGS 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 Indian Army Captain IGs two bars Punjab Frontier 1897-98 , Tirah 1897-98 CAPT A R WALLIS 34TH PIONEERS medal is in VF condition
IGS Two Bars To The Railways IGS two bars Afghan NWF 1919, Waziristan 1919-21 PTE W D BRENT RLWYS A scarce unit , Railways medal is in GVF condition
Indian Mutiny Medal No Bar To a Capt In The Sikh Infantry Indian Mutiny Medal no bar CAPTN W H PHILLIPS 4TH SEIKH INFTRY medal with slight edge contact marks otherwise in VF condition
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 Hallmarked Kimberley Star "a" hallmark with original top brooch bar Medal with original ribbon and top brooch bar and in toned NEF condition
MC And Bar Group To The R Sussex R MC and Bar ( unnamed ) WW1 pair MAJOR H S LEWIS M.C. London Gazette 24 June 1916: ‘For conspicuous gallantry when leading a patrol. After his party had been discovered and fired at by machine-guns he coolly completed his reconnaissance under heavy fire. With two lance-corporals he carried back a wounded man of his party under the same heavy fire. He has shown complete contempt of danger.’ M.C. Second Award Bar London Gazette 9 January 1918: ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when adjutant of the battalion. Throughout the operations he rendered his battalion commander most excellent service. When the battalion was counter-attacked he passed along the line encouraging and directing his men by his cheerfulness and contempt for danger. Though rendered unconscious by a shell he remained at duty on regaining consciousness he set a magnificent example to all.’ Henry Steedman Lewis attested for the Inns of Court Officer’s Training Corps on 31 December 1914, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Royal Sussex Regiment on 31 March 1915. He served during the Great War with the 11th (Service) Battalion, as part of 116th Brigade, 39th Division, on the Western Front from 1916, was wounded in action, and was twice decorated for his gallantry. Promoted Captain on 13 February 1917, he subsequently transferred to the Tank Corps and retired with the rank of Major. Following the War he emigrated to Brazil, and did not claim his British War and Victory Medals until 1934. Note: An M.C. and Bar, poorly privately named and attributed to Major Lewis, together with supporting documentation but without any officially named Medals has been offered for sale before BWM with 2 edge bumps otherwise medals are in GVF condition
MC And Pair To a 2/Lieut in The R War R MC ( Geo V ) UNNAMED , WW1 Pair 2 LIEUT F C HARPER Francis Cyril Harper a 23 year old clerk from Dudley in the West Midlands enlisted into the 26th Royal Fusiliers in 1915 , He served overseas with them from May 1916 until May 1917 when he returned for a commission with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, he served overseas with them from October 1917 and was awarded the Military Cross which was announced in the London Gazette of the 21st of June 1918 T./2nd Lt. Francis Cyril Harper, R. War. R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in command of a raiding party he was the first to reach a sap head, at the end of which he captured a sentry. He then led his party on into the main trench in rear, where he at once commenced to block the trench and prepare for a counter-attack. Throughout the operation he displayed very great coolness, skill and initiative, and his splendid example of courage and steadiness ensured the success of the enterprise 2 Lieut Harper was severely wounded at Cambrai on the 19th of March 1918 receiving a bomb wound to the left leg resulting in a compound fracture MC with original ribbon and mounting pin, pair with original ribbons, all in NEF condition
MGS medal 4 Bars To The 42nd Foot MGS four bars Busaco, Fuentes D'Onor, Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca ROBT URQUHART 42ND FOOT Robert Urquhart was from Cromarty Scotland , medal and bars confirmed on roll Medal with some slight edge nicks but otherwise in GVF condition
Military OBE Group Of Five To The Home Guard Formerly An Officer In The KOSB OBE ( Military ) 2nd type, unnamed , 1914/15 trio 2/LIEUT-CAPT E GILLESPIE K O SCO BORD, Defence medal The OBE was announced in the London gazette of the 12th of December 1944 as Lieut Colonel, 21st Home Guard Anti-Aircraft Regiment With original ID card and ww1 dog tag as 17771 Cameron Highs
MM , 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
MM And Pair To The 19/MGC, Sev Wounded MM ( Geo V ) 53028 PTE W G JONES 19 / MGC , British War and Victory Medals 53028 PTE W G JONES MGC Wilfed Grantley Jones from Bristol served with the Machine Gun Corps in France and Flanders from September 1916, he was very severely wounded at Rouen on the 6th of June 1917, receiving gun shot wounds to the leg, arm and face and on returning to England spent over 3 months in hospital, he returned to the front from April 1918 .He was awarded the MM in the London Gazette of the 21st of October 1918 and was discharged in 1919 with 20% disability, his full service papers are available on-line Medals are in GVF condition
Mutiny Medal 2 Bars To The 93rd Highlanders Mutiny Medal 2 bars Lucknow, Relief of Lucknow JAS PIGOTT 93RD HIGHLANDERS This his only medal entitlement, he does not appear on the Crimea or IGS medal rolls Medal with 2 slight edge knocks and in VF condition
Mutiny Medal Bar Central India to a Chaplain Mutiny Medal one bar Central India ASST CHAPLAIN C T WILSON M.A. RAJPOOTANA FD FORCE Medal officially impressed and in GVF condition
Naval LSGC Entitled To The DSM For Sinking The Scharnhorst Naval LSGC ( Geo V ) coinage head J93419 E J CORNFORD PO TEL HMS SHROPSHIRE Awarded the DSM in the London Gazette of the 7th of March 1944 for services aboard HMS Sheffield during the sinking of the German battleship Scharnhorst medal with original ribbon and in VF condition
New Zealand Medal To An Officer New Zealand medal ( undated ) ENSIGN H T OWEN COMMISSARIAT
NGS Two Bars To The RN NGS two bars Cyprus Near East P/SSX908756 J F C DEAN AB RN Medal is in NEF condition
Punjab Medal 2 bars To The 61st Foot Punjab Medal 2 bars Goojerat Chilianwala MICHL MANNIX 61ST FOOT Medal is in dark toned GEF condition with a mint lustre
QSA / KSA And Order Of Medijideh To a Capt In The Dorset regt QSA five bars Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing Nek CAPT C B TUGWELL DORSET RGT KSA two bars SA01, SA02 CAPT C B TUGWELL DORSET RGT Turkish Order of Medijideh second class Lt Col Claude Buchanan Tugwell retired from active service in October 1902, he was recalled in WW1 and served in Sierra Leone ( entitled to single BWM ) He died in service on the 28th of march 1917 and is buried in Brookwood cemetery , he was awarded the Order of Medjidie in 1895 The Queen has been pleased to give and grant unto Captain Lionel Copley Sherer, 1st Battalion, the Leicestershire Regiment, and unto Captain Claude Buchanan Tugwell, 1st Battalion, the Dorsetshire Regiment, Her Majesty's Royal licence and authority that they may respec;ively accept and wear the Insignia of the Order of the Medjidieh of the Fourth Class, which His Highness the Khedive of Egypt, authorised by His Imperial Majesty the Sultan of Turkey, has been pleased to confer upon them in recognition of their services while actually and entirely employed beyond Her Majesty's Dominions in the service of the Egyptian Government. QSA / KSA are in EF unworn condition, Order of Medjidie is in EF condition with original ribbon and on single mounting pin as issued
QSA / KSA Pair To The Royal Welsh Fusiliers QSA five bars, Cape Colony .Tugela Heights .Relief of Ladysmith. Transvaal. Orange Free State 3362 SEJT E JENKINS R WELSH FUS KSA the bars SA01, SA02 3362 SERJT E JENKINS RL WELSH FUS Edwin Jenkins an 18 year old labourer from Small Heath Birmingham enlisted into the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in 1891, he served in Malta Crete Egypt and throughout the Boer war 25/10/1899 to 30/8/1902, his full service papers are available on-line Medals are mounted as originally worn and in GVF condition
QSA / Natal 1906 Pair With Unusual Rank QSA 2 bars Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith 276 CORPL A MULLER UMVOTI M R Natal Medal bar 1906 EX CHIEF LEADER A MULLER UMSINGA MIL RES A very unusual rank on the Natal Medal Medals unmounted and in GVF condition
QSA /KSA Pair to the Cold Gds, Received 1 Years Hard Labour For Cowardice QSA 6 bars, Belmont , Modder River , Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast 8223 PTE H BROWNING CLSTM GDS KSA 2 bars SA01, SA02 8223 PTE H BROWNING COLDSTREAM GUARDS Harry Browning a 19 year old painter from Birmingham enlisted into the Coldstream Guards in 1890, he served in South Africa and was sentenced in October 1900 by general court martial to one years hard labour for "misbehaving before the enemy in a manner as to show cowardice" he appears to have been sent home to serve his sentence, from November 1900 to November 1901.His full service papers are available on-line Medals are in GVF condition
QSA 1 bar To The Glouc Regt , Sev Wd ,With Original Paperwork And Bullet QSA one bar Natal 3908 PTE G HESKINS GLOUC REGT Gilbert Heskins from Devizes in Wiltshire enlisted into the Gloucester regiment in 1893 aged 18, he was severely wounded at Rietfontein on the 24th of October and was returned to England in December 1899, He was medically discharged from Netley Hospital as no longer fit for military service on the 3rd of July 1900 Rietfontein 24th of October 1899 The action was fought to enable General Yule to reach Ladysmith unmolested. It was not intended to press the attack home, but the Gloucesters got too far forward on unfavourable ground on the left. They lost Colonel Wilford killed, 1 other officer wounded, 7 men killed and 57 wounded Together with original discharge certificate, accounts book, photo in uniform and Mauser bullet that wounded him medal is in NEF condition
QSA 2 bars To The HLI, Died Of Disease QSA 2 bars Cape Colony. SA01, 2759 PTE J MOFFAT HIGHLAND LI Pte Moffat 3/HLI Died Disease on 20/03/1902 at Kimberley Medal with original ribbon, bars loose on ribbon and in EF condition
QSA 4 Bars To The Rl Dublin Fus QSA 4 Bars, Cape Colony, Talana, Tugela Heights , Rel of Ladysmith 5969 PTE P KELLY RL DUBLIN FUS Pte Kelly is shown on the medal roll as invalided 24th of October 1900, he is not entitled to the KSA medal is in NEF condition
QSA 4 Bars To the Ryl Fus KIA / DOW QSA 4 bars Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith 5515 PTE A PENFOLD 2ND RL FUS Pte A Penfold was killed in action / Died of Wounds at Kroonstad on the 24th of July 1900, Casualty roll states died of wounds, medal roll states killed in action. He is commemorated on the Guildhall Memorial in London Official correction to initial , the medal is otherwise in NEF condition
QSA 5 Bars To The Royal Scots QSA 5 bars Transvaal, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, SA01, SA02 7432 PTE G WALKER RL SCOTS Charles walker a 23 year old miner from Cambuslang enlisted into the Volunteer service Companied The Royal Scots for service in South Africa in February 1901, he at the time was serving in the 8th VB the Royal Scots and living in Fauldhouse. He served in South Africa from March 1901 till April 1902 Medal dark toned with one small edge bruise otherwise in GVF 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 The 11th Hussars QSA one bar Defence of Ladysmith 3829 PTE J HAIGH 11TH HUSSARS In 1899 Captain Harrison and Lieutenant FitzGerald and 108 men of the 11th Hussars served in the Boer war. They were dismounted and were present at Ladysmith during the siege. John Haigh enlisted into the 11th Hussars in 1894, he being at the time shown as a 21 year old labourer from Huddersfield, he served in South Africa from the 5th of November 1899 to the 21st of July 1900 ,his full service papers are available on-line Single clasp medal confirmed on roll a very scarce medal to a unit not fully present during the Boer war Medal with original ribbon and in EF condition
QSA To A Rare Unit , Glen Grey Native Levy QSA no bar, 202 SERJT A MCPHEARSON GLEN GREY NAT LEVY a rare unit, only 21 medals in total issued medal is in GVF 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 An Agent In The Field Intelligence Dept QSA three bars Cape Colony, SA01, SA02, AGENT G NORTHAM FID Medal is unmounted with original length of ribbon and in dark toned EF condition
QSA To The Welsh Regt, KIA Paardeberg QSA two bars , Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg 4284 PTE J MURPHY WELSH REGT Pte Murphy was killed in action at Paardeberg on the 18th of February 1900 . That the Welsh Regiment performed their share of the task in a manner worthy of all praise is proved by the following quotation from the despatch of Lieutenant General Kelly-Kenny of 20th February, relating to the attack on Cronje at Paardeberg: "I will take an opportunity of bringing to notice the special acts of devotion to duty on the part of individuals; I confine myself at present to representing the fine spirit and gallantry of all the troops engaged; I feel bound, however, to bring to your lordship's notice now the very gallant conduct of the 1st Battalion Welsh Regiment, who were on our right flank: a portion of the battalion charged right up to the Boer laager with the bayonet in the finest possible manner, losing heavily in their gallant attempt to capture it". The Welsh have to thank some pertinacious catechists in the House of Commons for the publication of this despatch: the object of the catechists was not, however, to add to the glory of this or any other regiment. At Paardeberg the Welsh had 1 officer killed and 5 wounded, 15 men killed and 57 wounded. Medal dark toned with original ribbon and in NEF 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
Rare 3 Bar Egypt Medal And Khedives Star To The Cameron Highs Egypt Medal ( dated 1882 ) three bars Tel- El- Kebir, Suakin 1884, El-Teb-Tamaai 1211 PTE J MCGLONE 1. CAM'N HIGHS Khedives Star 1882 UNNAMED The Cameron Highlanders at Tel El Kebir "The position of Tel-el-Kebir is to be attacked with the bayonet; no one is to load, not a shot is to be fired until over the intrenchments." The position assigned to the Cameron Highlanders was the left centre of the Highland Brigade, with the 75th and 42nd to the right, and the 74th to the left, and the right of the A company had the honour of being the flank of direction for the brigade—Lieutenant R. Macleod, the right guide, being directed by Lieutenant Rawson, R.N., who was guided by the stars. After a short halt at Nine-gun Hill, the advance was resumed at 1 A.M., and then began that weird night-march over the desert, long to be remembered by the army and by the country—the monotonous tramp, the sombre lines, and the dimly discerned sea of sand faintly lighted by the stars, all combining to form an impressive sight, the memory of which will never be forgotten by those who took part in the operation. Just as dawn was breaking, two shots were fired from the left front, one of which killed a private, and in a few seconds these shots were followed by others, the bugles of the Egyptians rang out, shells screamed overhead, and a living stream of fire poured from the enemy’s trenches. Bayonets were silently fixed, and the 79th moved steadily on in an unbroken line, not a shot being fired in reply. On the "advance" being sounded by Drummer John Alcorn, Lieutenant - Colonel Leith galloped to the front, waving his sword and calling, "Come on the 79th;" and then, breaking into double time to the shrill music of the pipes, the men cheering as they ran, the regiment charged the line of intrenchments. Private Donald Cameron was the first to gain the top of the trench, but fell dead at once, shot through the head; but through the now full trench, mounting on each other’s shoulders and scrambling up, the front line gained the fiery top. Lieutenant Malcolm at once sprang down among some gunners, and, though wounded, succeeded in making good his position. Men fell fast, as flash after flash continued along the line, until the bayonets had done their work, and the inside of the rampart was full of dead and dying. The Egyptians retreated straight to the rear, turning from time to time and kneeling to fire, the front line following them up in a confused mass— Pipe-Major Grant playing "The March of the Cameron Men" lustily. The second line, which had now surmounted the works, became mixed with the first; and before any effort to reform the regiment could be successful, it was evident that a heavy cross-fire from shelter trenches on each side must be silenced. Advancing therefore to the left in skirmishing order, a portion of the battalion, under Lieutenants Urquhart, Grant, and Cavaye, speedily cleared the trench on that side, and drove the enemy along it and through a small camp to the trench in the rear. Major Chalmers, with Lieutenants D. F. Davidson and Ewart, at the same time led a small body of men against, and speedily captured, a two-gun redoubt in front; and Colour-Sergeants Newall, Young, and M’Laren, and Corporal Syme, advanced against another on the left, killed the gunners in it, drove across the Canal some Egyptian cavalry who were preparing to charge, and turned a captured Krupp gun against the retreating foe. The remainder of the regiment, under Lieutenant-Colonel Leith, with Lieutenants Campbell, Mackenzie, C. Davidson, and Scott-Elliot, pushed on, along with the 42nd and 75th, to the trench in front, and after clearing this of the enemy, arrived at the crest of the hill overlooking the camp and railway station. The latter part of the progress of the British force was more a prolonged rush than anything else. "Without any great regard," says Lieutenant-General Hamley, "to the order of the ranks, or awaiting the coming up of troops constantly left behind, the advance was pushed at a great pace along the last line held by the enemy. . . . So rapid was the advance, that on reaching the last work there were not above two hundred men and officers in the front line; the colonel of the 79th was one of them, but I do not remember whether the rest were all of that regiment, or partly of the 75th; Sir Archibald Alison was also among them on foot." From the rising ground thus gained, a terrible scene of confusion was visible. The Egyptians were leaving the camp by hundreds, some running across the desert, some along the railway, and some in their excitement jumping into the canal. A train full of fugitives had just started, and, in spite of the artillery which had by this time arrived on the hill in rear of the lines, it got safely away. The Highland Brigade, with portions of the 46th and 60th Regiments which had now come up, speedily cleared the camp of all the remaining Egyptians. The battle was won, and Arabi’s great force was melting away in the distance never to gather again Medal and bars confirmed on roll , the Cameron Highlanders received only 5 Suakin 1884 bars and 9 El teb Tamaai's , the recipient being attached to various units John McGlone from Sligo enlisted into the Cameron Highlanders at Dublin in 1862 aged 14, he served for 21 years but committed various offences during his service and did not receive the LSGC medal A full set of service papers are available on-line medals are unmounted with slight contacting and generally in VF condition
RNASBR Long Service Medal And Bar Group Of 3 British War Medal M9621 H FRANKS SRA RN, RNASBR Long Service Medal ( Geo V ) with extra LS bar 1243 H FRANKS SRS RNASBR St Johns Ambulance long service Medal with 2 LS bars 4416 PTE H FRANKS BARROWFORD DIV NO4 DIST SJAB 1925 Harold franks from Nelson Lancs served throughout WW1 with the RNASBR, he is confirmed as only entitled to the single BWM Medals mounted as originally worn, dark toned NEF condition
Royal Observer Corps Long Service Medal To a Woman Royal Observer Corps Long Service Medal C / OBS ( W ) D M HOLLYWOOD Together with a named invitation to a Royal Observer Corps 60th anniversary Royal Garden Party at Bentley Priory in 1985 , a Royal Observer Corps medal presentation invitation to Mrs D Hollywood, Town Hall Airdrie 1991 , Royal Observer corps ladies cap with badge, car badge and rank badge A very scarce medal to a woman Medal mounted on single pin as originally worn, official correct to the W in the rank naming, otherwise in NEF 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
TFEM ( EdVII) To The Herts R TFEM ( EdVII) 795 CPL G SQUELCH 1/ HERTS R Medal with contact marks and generally in NVF 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
Three Bar Crimea Medal To The 34th Regt Crimea medal three bars Alma , Inkermann , Sebastopol G O'NEILL 34TH REGT Medal is officially impressed Medal with original ribbon , top lugs removed from Sebastopol bar and generally in GVF condition
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 / WW2 Group Of 6 To The RN, MID In WW2 British War and Victory Medals J44487 F A COOPER AB RN , 1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, War Medal ( MID ) Navy LSGC ( Geo V ) J44487 F A COOPER AB HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH fred Arthur Cooper from Ambersley in Worcester joined the Royal Navy aged 18 in 1916, he was mentioned in despatches in the London Gazette of the 1st of January 1945 whilst serving aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Victorious WW! medals polished and in GF condition, others in VF condition
WW1 BWM To a Rev, YMCA ( Scottish Church Huts ) Only Entitlement British war medal REV G S MACLEOD Confirmed as only entitled to the BWM and served with the YMCA ( Scottish Church Huts ) in France from September 1917 Medal with original ribbon and in toned NEF condition
WW1 MBE Group Of 4 For Gallantry, Later Killed in WW2 MBE ( 1st type) Military. 1914 star trio 789 PTE C G FREEGARD 14/LOND R ( 2 Lieut on pair ) Captain Charles Gordon Freegard was commissioned into the 5th Seaforth Highlanders in 1915, he was awarded the MBE ( Military ) in the London Gazette of the 4th of June 1918 , "for an act of gallantry not in the face of the enemy" . On the 3rd of September 1941 he was a passenger aboard the MV Fort Richepanse when she was torpedoed by the U567, he was killed and has no known grave He is commemorated in the St George's Chapel Westminster Abbey Medals are in NEF 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 An RAF Officer Whos Plane Was Forced Down By Machine Gun Fire British war and Victory medals 2.LIEUT G W PEARCE RAF On the 9th of November 1918 2.Lieut Pearce was an observer in an RE8 of 53 squadron piloted by Lt V Foster when it was hit by machine gun fire and forced to land damaged, the pilot and observer were uninjured George William Pearce from Kemp Town Brighton served three and a half years as a despatch rider in the royal Engineers before being commissioned into the RAF, his RAF service papers showing him as a fighter reconnaissance observer The medal index card confirms pair only Medals in boxes and packets of issue and in EF condition
WW1 Pair To Australian Infantry With SWB British war and victory medals 5946 PTE J REID 19TH BN AIF Silver wound badge, reverse numbered A322 James Reid was from Kenmore Aberfeldy Perthshire ,he served in France from December 1916 with the 19th battalion AIF, He was severely wounded on the 27th of February 1917 , receiving a gunshot wound to the the left arm which led to his arm being amputated. When first enlisted he is shown as an accountant working in Sydney , he previously worked in India 55 pages of service papers are available on-line Medals with original ribbons and are in NEF condition
WW1 Pair 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 KOSB Entitled To The MM WW1 Pair 1260 PTE J HORNALL KO SCO BORD James Hornall from Castle Douglas served with the 2nd KOSB from April 1917 , he received a gun shot wound to the back in August 1918 and received the MM in November 1918, his full service papers are available on-line Medals with original ribbons and in EF condition
WW1 Pair With French Croix De Guerre To The KOSB British war and Victory medals 22964 PTE J DALZIEL K O SCO BORD French Croix de Guerre with star dated 1914-1917, Together with large boxed BEF Recreational Training Medal , Yug of war Championship 15th Division BEF , Season 1917-1918, a bronze tug of war runners up medal, 7/8 kosb j dalziel 1918 and another dated 1919 French Croix De Guerre London Gazette 19th of November 1918 where his home town is shown as "E" dumfries Pair in original ribbons and box of issue
WW1 Pair With MSM Awarded To The RE For North Russia British War and Victory Medals 143610 SPR W H BODLEY RE MSM ( Geo V ) 143610 DVR W H BODLEY RE MSM announced in the London Gazette of the 13th of August 1919 His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Meritorious Service Medal to the following Warrant Officers, Non-commissioned Officers and Men in recognition of valuable service rendered witih the British Force in North Russia (Murmansk Command) : 143610 Dvr. Bodley. W. H. (Tottenham). Medals unmounted with original ribbons , one slight edge knock to the MSM otherwise medals are in toned NEF condition
WW1 Trio, Plaque, And Photo To The Yorkshire Regiment 1914/15 Trio 10490 PTE H PRICE YORK R Memorial Plaque HARRY PRICE Together with plaque container and envelope addressed to Mrs H Price 183 Duke St Park Sheffield. Original photo in uniform and 2 letters written home from France in 1915 Harry Price served with the 2nd Yorkshire Regiment and was killed in action aged 19 at Loos on the 26th of September 1915 , he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial Medals with original ribbons in boxes of issue and in EF condition
WW1/WW2 group of 5 to a Lt Col, MID early 1914 1914 Star and slip on bar trio ( MID) CAPT-MAJOR G M A GREGORY RFA , Defence Medal, War Medal Mentioned in despatches London Gazette the 20th of October 1914 whilst serving as a captain in the Divisional Ammunition Column , also MID in 1917, a very early war MID LT Col Gregory's son served in WW2 in the RN, he was awarded the DSO and bar and later became a SIr
WW2 & GSM Group Of 6 , Served In Hong Kong 1941 1939/45 Star, Africa Star bar 1st Army, Pacific Star, Italy Star, War Medal, GSM ( Eliz II ) one bar Malaya 6200950 W O CL1 L A STALEY MPSC Listed as missing Hong Kong 25th of December 1941 whilst serving as a Cpl in the 1st Bn Middlesex Regiment. later listed as not missing, I can only presume that he left Hong Kong before it fell, further research required Medals mounted in order stated as originally worn, GSM with official correction to unit , otherwise medals are in GVF condition
WW2 And GSM Group Of 4 To a PMRAFNS Senior Nurse 1939/45 star, Defence medal, war Medal, GSM one bar Palestine 1945/48 ACT SENIOR SISTER A E BADGER PMRAFNS Together with miniature medals Medals mounted as originally worn, GSM named in correct RAF style engraving
WW2 And NGS Group of 5 To a C/Sgt R Marines 1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, Burma Star bar Pacific, War Medal NGS ( Eliz II) 1st type , one bar Malaya PLY/X4183 E C MOORE C/SJT RM 1st type NGS with bar Malaya is a very scarce medal, not often seen First four medals mounted on bar as worn and in GVF condition, NGS in box of issue with original ribbon and in dark toned EF condition
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 Efficiency Medal Group To The Lothian And Border Horse Yeo Taken POW 1939/45 Star, War Medal, Efficiency Medal ( Geo VI ) bar Territorial 7891262 CPL J C FINLAYSON LOTHIANS Sergt J C Finlayson Royal Armoured Corps ( 1st Lothian and Border Horse ) was taken POW between the 10th of May and the 16th of June 1940 , he was held at Stalag 383 POW camp Hohenfels Germany On 30 April 1940, the 1st Lothians and Borders Yeomanry had become the first British Cavalry Regiment to see action in WW2. All too soon, on the 12 June 1940, they had also become the last British Cavalry Regiment to see action during the Battle for France. Out of the entire 1st Lothians and Borders Yeomanry, only 3 Officers and 17 Other Ranks manage to escape from St Valery; the remainder are taken into captivity in Eastern Germany. "The Lothians" formed the 51st's Divisional Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment. Equipped with Vickers Mk VIb light tanks and Carden Loyd Scout Carriers, they were a Territorial Regiment, recruiting volunteers from the Lowlands of Scotland around Edinburgh, with Regimental HQ in Dunbar. On their arrival in France they replaced their sister Territorial Regiment, the Fife & Forfar Yeomanry, in the Saar area at the northern end of the Maginot Line, acting as a mechanised and armoured fast response force to counter any German breakthrough Throughout the retreat to St Valery, the Lothians remained at the core of the 51st Division, using their tanks and carriers to cover the retreat of the Division and its French allies. In almost all cases, they were the last Allied units to leave each area. Like the other units of the 51st present at St Valery, the Lothians & Borders Yeomanry were awarded St Valery-en-Caux as a Battle Honour Medals unmounted and in NEF condition
WW2 group Of 6 To The RN , MID In WW2 1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, War Medal ( MID ) Navy LSGC ( Geo VI ) JX127380 R V WILLMOTT CPO HMS PEMBROKE Together with original dog tag, boxes of issue for LSGC and ww2 medals addressed to Skegness Lincs and silver Arethusa Training Ship 3 years at sea medallion named to R V WILLMOTT Mentioned in despatches London Gazette the 2nd of May 1944 for services aboard HMS LST 411 when she was mined on the 31st of December 1943 LST-411 was reported hit by mine at the same time as HMS Clacton minehunter escort and abandoned on 31 December 1943 with 2 casualties Medals unmounted and generally in NEF condition
WW2 Group Of Four To South Staff Regt Officer Casualty 1939/45 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal with condolence slip CAPTAIN H LE B BRISBANE-BEDWELL and in original box of issue addressed to his father ( Capt H B Bedwell RN ) in St martins Oswestry Captain Harold Le Breton Brisbane -Bedwell was reported missing believed POW In Italy on the 8th of October 1944 whilst serving attached to the 1/2nd Punjab regiment, he was later confirmed KIA this day and is buried in Forli War Cemetery Italy Medal are in EF condition
WW2 GSM LSGC Group Of Five To The Royal Scots GSM one bar Palestine 3044840 WOCL2 W BYYCE R SCOTS 1939/45 Star, War medal, Jubilee medal 1935, Army LSGC ( Geo VI ) 3044840 WOCLII W BRYCE R SCOTS Please note the mispelling of surname on the GSM Jubilee Medal and the LSGC have been mounted together but the Jubilee ribbon has frayed and parted rest unmounted with original ribbons and in NEF condition