WEDNESDAY 8th MARCH 2006

ORDERS, DECORATIONS & MEDALS

Many of the lots are photographed in the catalogue which
is lavishly illustrated in both colour and black and white

ORDER CATALOGUE ONLINE         HOME PAGE
366     Royal Navy 1854-55 Baltic Medal.
A good example unnamed as issued. GC (£60 - £100)
367     Two clasp Crimea Medal.
An unnamed example bearing clasps “Balaklava” and “Sebastopol”. Slight edge knocks. (£100 - £120)
368     47th Regiment Turkish Crimea Medal.
A Sardinian issue crudely engraved “John Flynn 47th Regt”. Edge knocks. (£50 - £75)
369     2nd European Bengal Fusiliers casualty Indian Mutiny Medal.
A good example awarded to “Herbert Dunkerton 2nd Eurn Bengal Fusrs” bearing clasp “Delhi”. GC
(£300 - £400)
Private Dunkerton is confirmed on the Roll as being wounded in the Right Arm at Delhi on the 27th June 1857.
370     Second China War Medal.
A good unnamed example bearing clasp “Canton 1857”. Minor contact marks. GC (£100 - £150)
371     Royal Artillery Second China War Medal.
A good example awarded to “Driver Wm Howe No.3 B 13th Bde R. Art.” with clasp “Taku Forts 1860”. Officially impressed naming. Contact wear and edge knocks. GC (£180 - £220)
372     1874 Royal Navy Ashantee Medal.
A good example awarded to “H. Wey. Ord. HMS Victor Eml. 73-74”. Slight edge knocks GC. (£150 - £200)
One of only 275 medals awarded to the crew of HMS Victor Emanuel.
373     Royal Navy Surgeon’s “Zulu” War Medal
This example of the South Africa Medal bears the clasp 1879 and was awarded to “J.J. Connell MD Surgn RN HMS Shah”. GC Medal shows evidence of being brooched at some time. (£300 - £400)
Royal Navy Surgeon Jephson John Connell MD was appointed Surgeon 30th September 1876. He was present onboard HMS Shah and landed with the Naval Brigade. In 1882 he was serving onboard HMS Cleopatra. HMS Shah was an Armoured Frigate of 6,250 Tons.
374     Khedive Star 1882.
A good example, unnamed as issued. GC (£30 - £40)
375     Royal Navy 1854 India General Service Medal.
A good example awarded to “Wm Manning “Winchester” bearing clasp “Pegu.”. GC (£150 - £200)
376     Army Veterinary Department Surgeon’s 1854 India General Service Medal
A rare example bearing the clasp ?Burma 1885-7.? awarded to ?Vetr Surgn R. F Frost Army Vet Dept?. GC (£250 - £300)
377     Assistant Apothecary 1854 India General Service Medal pair.
A rare group awarded to 1st Class, Assistant Surgeon, formerly Assistant Apothecary E .Weston of the Indian Subordinate Medical Department. Comprising: India General Service Medal, bearing the clasp “Burma 1885-7” “Asst Apothy IMD”, Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR) “1st Cl Asst Surgn ISMD”. Medals loose GC. (£300 - £400)
378     Queen Victoria’s Indian Attendants’ Badge in gold and enamels.
A very fine and rare example complete with gold top suspension brooch. One of the enamelled “jewels” to reverse AF otherwise generally VGC. (£2,000 - £3,000)
379     Royal Guelphic Order military Knight Commander’s breast star.
A very fine and scarce example in silver gilt and enamels. Minor restoration to reverse over the years. GC (£1,200 - £1,500)
Founded by the Prince Regent in 1815. It was not conferred after the death of William IV in 1837.
380     Royal Guelphic Order civil breast badge in gold and enamels.
A very fine and scarce example, the reverse with addition of a fine gold brooch pin apparently fitted at the time it was worn. Generally VGC. (£600 - £800)
Founded by the Prince Regent in 1815. It was not conferred after the death of William IV in 1837.
381     Distinguished Service Order.
A good GvR example in silver gilt and enamels. Some wear to gilt otherwise generally GC. Housed in Garrard & Co. Ltd, fitted case. (£300 - £400)
382     Imperial Russia. Order of St. Stanislas and St. Vladamir group of four.
A fine Great War period group comprising Order of St. Stanislas 3rd Class (stamped AK) in gold and enamels; Order of St. Vladamir 4th Class with swords in gold and enamels (ring stamped); Cross of St. George 4th Class (numbered 49826); St. George Medal for bravery 4th Class. Mounted as worn. GC (£500 - £800)
383     Highland Field Coy. Royal Engineers Great War Meritorious Service Medal group.
Awarded to “402366 Cpl. R.G. Mundie R.E”. Comprising: 1914/15 Star “860 Spr R.E.”, British War Medal, Victor Medal “402366 Cpl R.E.”, Meritorious Service Medal (GVR) “402366 Cpl. 404/High:Fd:Coy R.E”. Silver War Badge impressed with the number B156188. ... Honourable Discharge Certificate dated 26th March 1919 and two original postcard photographs. Medals are loose, MSM polished GC. (£150 - £200)
The MSM appeared in the London Gazette 1918.
384     23rd Bombay Native Infantry Officer’s Abyssinian War Medal and Uniform.
A rare example, the reverse of the Abyssinian Medal is embossed “Lieut J.G. McRae Bombay Staff Corps”. The medal retains original ribbon and silver buckle and remains pinned to a scarce example of the 1880 pattern tunic. This being of scarlet cloth, with dark blue facings to the collar and cuffs. The bullion shoulder cords with Lt. Col’s rank insignia and complete with Victorian Bombay Staff Corps buttons. Near VGC. ... Complete with waist sash. (£250 - £300)
Lt Col John Graham McRae was appointed a Lieutenant in the Bombay Staff Corps serving with the 23rd Native Infantry on the 1st July 1860. It was with this Regiment he fought in the Abyssinian campaign. He was appointed Major in 1878 and Lt Col 1884. After service with the 23rd N.I. He reverted to the Bombay Staff Corps and in the later part of his career was attached to the Forestry Department.
385     Royal Naval Reserve Great War Officer’s group of five.
Awarded to Commander W.H.A. Sugden RNR. Comprising: 1914/15 Star “Lt Commr RNR”, British War Medal, Mercantile Marine “Walter H.A. Sugden”, Victory Medal “Commr RNR”, Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (HM London 1911). Medals have been contemporaneously mounted on a velvet covered board, once framed. GC ... Also matching set of miniature medals. Accompanied by a 1951 dated Territorial Decoration. GC (£250 - £300)
Commander Walter Heaver Abraham Sugden RD was appointed a Lt of the RNR in 1904 and was appointed a Commander in 1918. In this year he was commanding HMS Firequeen described as a Special Services Vessel of 446 Tons.
386     5th London RGA Officer’s unusual Great War group.
Awarded to Captain Ralph Feron. Comprising: British War Medal “Capt”, Territorial War Medal “36 B.S.Mjr RA”, Territorial Force Efficiency Medal (EVIIR) “36 B.S.Mjr 5/London B. RFA”. Medals loose, last mounted for wearing. Accompanied by a large quantity of service paper photocopies. (See Lots 302 and 303 for his badges and Lot 735 for his Zeppelin souvenirs) (£150 - £200)
Captain Ralph Feron transferred in the the London Brigade RFA from the 3rd Middlesex RGA in 1908 and was awarded the TFEM in 1910. Out the outbreak of the Great War with the rank of Battery Sergeant Major he was mobilised on the 5th August 1914 and served at the Remount Depot September to October BEF 1914 and was then selected for a Commission. Now with the rank of Captain he was posted to France and an enclosed copy of a report dated 28th March 1916 states “Two or three days after his arrival this Officer complained that he was suffering from nerves and could not sleep. He was absolutely useless with the Battery to which he was attached and appeared to be totally unfitted for active service”. Returning to the UK he was transferred to the TA Reserve of Officers and was finally passed fit for duties in the UK, serving with the 8th Mobile Anti Aircraft Brigade on the East Coast. He was demobilised in 1920 with the rank of Captain. A copy of the medal index card accompanies the paperwork and clearly states “ineligible for 1914-15 Star eligible for BWM”. It appears to have been decided the Victory Medal was not awarded.
387     2nd Bn Royal Tank Regiment 1941 well documented Military Medal Long Service Group.
A good fighting citation example, awarded to 7885019 Sjt (Later Lieutenant) Arthur Charles Burton Royal Tank Regiment. Comprising: Military Medal “Sjt R.T.R”, 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, MID, EIIR Coronation Medal, Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal “W.O. Cl2 A.C. Burton MM RAC” The group is mounted as worn. ... Accompanied by a quantity of original ephemera, including: MID Certificate, EIIR Coronation Medal certificate. ... Photographs. ... Commission. ... Service record etc. (£2,000 - £2,500)
The recommendation for the Military Medal is dated February 1941. On Feb 6th 1941 Sgt Burton was acting as an Operator to Captain J.L.Marsh, Comdg B Sqn., 2nd Bn R.T.R. attached 3rd Hussars, This Sqn of seven tanks was attacked by about four times it’s number and during the engagement Captain Marsh was wounded, Sgt Burton not only attended to Captain Marsh but without the slightest hesitation took complete control of the Sqn from Capt Marsh’s tank, sending back the clearest and most concise information as regards the Battle and at the same time keeping complete control of the situation in his Sqn until Captain Marsh was able to act again. This NCO was suddenly put in a position where he turned his high knowledge and first class training to such effect that for the period of time Captain Marsh was incapacitated it would have been difficult- apart from the change of voice to know that Captain Marsh had been hit and that Sgt Burton had assumed Control”. Signed by J A L Gaunter Brigadier Commanding 4th Armoured and Lt Gen Sir Richard N O’Connor Commander 13th Corps. Lieutenant Arthur Charles Burton military career began on the 12th September 1934 when he joined the Royal Tank Corps. At the outbreak of the Second World War he was promoted to Sergeant. On the 22nd May 1940 he embarked to France to join the BEF and was evacuated back to the UK on the 17th June 1940. It would only be a matter of two months, before he received a posting to the Middle East arriving on the 19th August 1940. On arrival the 2nd Bn RTR was attached and fought along side the 3rd Hussars at the Battle of Beda Fomm. Returning to the UK in October 1941 He would remain in the UK until the 2nd July 1944 when he once again stepped onto main land Europe. He was Mentioned in Despatches on the 9th August 1945. Having reengaged for further service and now a Warrant Officer 1st Class he had served as a Quarter-Master and was appointed with this position to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. During his period here he would issue uniform to the Duke of Kent and the King of Jordan. It was whilst here that he would receive his LS & GC Medal presented at the Academy by General Sir John Harding and in 1954 he was commissioned to the rank of Lieutenant Quartermaster and saw out the remainder of his Military Career at Sandhurst with this rank. He passed away at the age of 82 years in 2000.
388     Cape Town Rangers Cape of Good Hope Medal.
A good example bearing the clasp “Transkei” awarded to “Sergt. M. Mahony Cape Town Rang”. Slight edge knocks. GC (£250 - £300)
389     71st Highlanders five clasp Military General Service Medal.
A scarce example awarded to “Alexr Graham 71st Foot” bearing the clasps “Fuentes D’Onor”, “Vittoria”, “Pyrenees”, “Nive” and “Orthes”. One edge knock GC. (£1,400 - £1,600)
Private Alexander Graham's clasp entitlement is confirmed. He is also entitled to the Waterloo Medal and the pair were sold as part of the Cheylesmore Collection in 1930.
390     1st Baluch Light Infantry East and Central Africa Medal.
This example bearing two clasps “Lubwas”, “Uganda 1897-98”. Awarded to “1481 Pte. Ghani 1st Baluch L.I.” GC Bears French silver stamp. (£300 - £400)
The French silver stamp, indicates that this medal has at one time being sold in France
391     Royal Navy Boer War / Boer War / Great War group of Six.
Awarded to 176243 Able Seaman J.L. Balls Royal Navy. Comprising: Queen’s South Africa Medal “Ord HMS Terrible”, China Medal clasp “Relief of Pekin” “AB HMS Terrible”, 1914/15 Star “AB RN”, British War Medal, Victory Medal ‘AB RN”, Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal “AB HMS Humber” Medals loose some contact wear. GC (£250 - £300)
392     Royal Army Service Corps Territorial WWII group of Eight
Awarded to “T69334 Dvr E.D. Holness RASC” Comprising: 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, clasp “8th Army”, Italy Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Imperial Service Medal (EIIR) “Eugene Douglas Holness”, Territorial Efficiency Medal (GVIR) “Dvr RASC” GC group mounted as originally worn. (£80 - £120)
393     Tank Corps WWI / WWII MID Group
Awarded to Private J.H. Crossingham. Comprising: British War Medal, Victory Medal “78883 Pte. J.H. Crossingham Tank Corps”, 1939/45 Star, Africa Star “8th Army clasp”, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, MID, GVIR Coronation Medal, EIIR Coronation Medal. The group is mounted as originally worn. GC (£120 - £160)
The London Gazette 23rd May 1946 shows a 6094318 Pte. J.E. Crossingham receiving a MID as a member of the Queen’s Regiment serving in the Mediterranean theatre of operations. Please note the initial to the Great War Pair is J.H. and the London Gazette is J E
394     Royal Army Medical Corps Great War Long Service Group.
Awarded to “7250351 Sjt F.W. Brown RAMC”. Comprising: 1914 Star 5693 Pte. RAMC”, British War Medal, Victory Medal “5693 A.Cpl RAMC”, General Service Medal, clasp “Palestine” “Sjt RAMC”, Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (GVR Field Marshal Bust) “Cpl RAMC”. GC mounted for display. (£200 - £250)
395     Royal Army Medical Corps Cavalry Brigade 1914 Star Group.
Awarded to 6408 T.S.Sjt J.A.Barnes RAMC. Comprising: 1914 Star, with clasp “Pte RAMC”, British War Medal, Victory Medal “T.S.Sjt RAMC”. Medals loose GC. (£100 - £120)
Temporary Staff Sergeant Major Barnes is confirmed as embarking to France on the 15th August 1914 with the Cavalry Brigade RAMC.
396     Royal Navy WWI / WWII Long Service group of Eight.
Awarded to K.54069 Stoker 1st Class T.W. Snashall. Comprising: 1914/15 Star “Boy 1 RN”, British War Medal, Victory Medal “Sto 2 RN”, 1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, clasp “France & Germany”, Africa Star, clasp “North Africa 1942-43”, War Medal, Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (GVR) “Sto 1 HMS Cornwall”. Medals loose mounted for display. GC (£100 - £150)
397     1944 Submariner’s Distinguished Service Cross group.
Awarded to Engineering Commander Adrian Frederick Alexius Abbott, who won the award whilst serving onboard HM Submarine Torbay. Comprising: Distinguished Service Cross (HM 1943 privately engraved to reverse “Lieut (E) AFA Abbott RN 1944”), 1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, War Medal. These privately engraved “Cmdr (E) AFA Abbott RN”. Mounted for display. (£600 - £800)
Engineering Commander Adrian Frederick Alexius Abbott DSC was a pre war regular Officer, being Commissioned in February 1937. At the outbreak of the war he was serving at HMS Eagle and in December 1940 was posted to HMS Tuna, a T Class Submarine. Eighteen days later the sub was in action and sunk a French Tug with gun fire. In December 1942, this submarine dropped the Cockleshell Heroes at the mouth of the Gironde. However Abbott was posted to HM Submarine Torbay, again a T Class, on the 1st November 1942. This had been commanded by Commander Miers VC, who had won the VC for a daring raid on Corfu Harbour. Abbott remained with the Torbay until June 1944 and it was during this time that he was awarded the DSC, the announcement appearing in the London Gazette on the 25th February 1944 “For outstanding courage, skill and undaunted devotion to duty in successful patrols in HM Submarine Torbay”. In September 1944 he was posted to the new A Class submarine HMS Asute, this ship was commissioned in June 1945 after the end of the war with Germany. He remained with this vessel until May 1946. Remaining with the Royal Navy, he retired with the rank of Commander in December 1955.
398     Royal Navy Falklands War / Gulf War Pair.
A scarce combination awarded to “ALRO (T) R.G. Medhurst D158737S HMS Fearless”. Comprising South Atlantic Medal , with rosette “HMS Fearless”, Gulf War Medal “CY RN”. The group mounted as worn. GC (£600 - £800)
HMS Fearless was a assault ship under the Command of Captain E.J.J. Larken DSO. Along with her cargo of Support and Assault Helicopters she carried men of N0 3 Commando Brigade.
399     British Central African Rifles Central Africa Medal.
A bar suspension example bearing the clasp “Central Africa 1894-98” awarded to “41 Cpl Sukali 2nd B.C.A.Rif”. GC (£700 - £900)
400     22 Foot (Cheshire) Scinde Campaign medal.
The reverse Meeanee and Hyderabad 1843. Awarded to Danl Callenan 22nd Foot. Bar suspender, GC engraved naming. (£600 - £800)
Stamped with a French Silver Mark, indicating sold in France at one time.
401     3rd King’s Own Light Dragoons Scinde Campaign medal.
The reverse Cubul 1842. Awarded to “No 419 John Truesdale 3rd K.O.L.D”. Bar suspender, GC Contemporary engraved naming. (£450 - £500)
402     Scinde Campaign medal. Candahar 1842
The reverse Candahar 1842. Unnamed as issued . Original Bar suspender, GC (£300 - £400)
403     40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment Scinde Campaign medal.
The reverse Candahar 1842. Awarded to “Private James Davey H.M. 40th Regiment”.. Original Bar suspender, Contemporary engraved naming. GC (£400 - £600)
404     13th Light Infantry Jellalabad Medal.
This example is Regimentally impressed and awarded to “Corpl John Maddan XIII P.A.L.I” Fitted with bar suspension GC edge knocks. (£600 - £800)
405     North Nigeria Regiment Three clasp Africa General Service Medal.
Awarded to “1162 Pte. Yesufu N.Nigeria. Regt.”. Bearing the clasps “N. Nigeria”, “N. Nigeria 1903”, “N. Nigeria 1904” GC. (£100 - £120)
406     Royal Niger Constabulary East and West Africa Medal
This example bearing the clasp “Niger 1897”. Awarded to “1409 Pte. James Cole II R. Niger Constby” GC (£200 - £300)
407     60th Rifles South Africa 1853 Medal.
Awarded to “Srjt Wm Cragg 2nd Bn 60th Rifles”. Suspender appears to be reaffixed. Edge knocks and rubbing. (£150 - £200)
408     Canada General Service Medal.
A good example with clasp “Fenian Raid 1866” awarded to “Dr. J. Stuart Kingston F.B..” GC. (£250 - £300)
Bearing French Silver mark indicating sold in France at some time
409     Cape Police, Cape of Good Hope Medal.
Bearing the clasp “Bechuanaland”. Awarded to “1129 Nat Pte. Skulpat C. Pce” GC (£100 - £150)
410     RAF 617 Squadron Dambuster Raid group.
A rare group awarded to Flight Sergeant William Douglas Bickle Wireless Operator / Air Gunner to F/Sgt C.P. Anderson who flew in the third wave on the most famous RAF Operation of WWII and later lost his life on operations to Mannheim. Comprising: 1939/45 Star, Aircrew Europe Star, War Medal, Official Medal Condolence slip “Flight Sergeant W.D.Bickle” (Typed). Air Ministry Forwarding Box, this retaining typed address label (Left Corner part absent) “? M.Smith 16 Newenham Crescent, Knotty Ash, Liverpool. 14.”, medal entitlement slip “1380667 F/Sgt Bickle”, Three wax medal envelopes. Medals mounted in a frame for display. GC

(£800 - £1,200)
On the evening of the 15th / 16th May 1943, the crews of 617 Squadron were briefed for their targets, the Mohne Dam, Eder Dam and the Sorpe Dam, with three alternative Targets. The Squadron would operate in three waves. Flight Sergeant William Douglas Bickle was WOP/AG to F/ Sgt C.P. Anderson who flew Lancaster Y-York this aircraft was assigned to the third wave. This force of five aircraft would operate as a Reserve Force, taking off three hours after the 1st and 2nd Waves they would receive on route instructions for which target to hit. The third wave took off, while on route Y-York incurred problems and the rear turret jammed, in normal circumstances the aircraft would turn back, however F/Sgt Anderson made the decision to press on. In due time a W/T message was received to attack the Sorpe Dam, the Navigator Sgt J.P. Nugent, set coarse for the Dam. Only a few minutes from the target, Y-York was picked out by Searchlights and came under anti aircraft fire, Sgt Buck who was sitting in the jammed rear turret was unable to return fire and following evasive action to loose the searchlights, time was running short, an engine failed and F/Sgt Anderson had to make the painful decision to abort the flight and return to base on three engines. F/Sgt Bickle was born in March 1922 a Cornishman he volunteered for the RAF in 1940 and after training crewed up with F/Sgt Anderson. Posted to 49 Squadron they were one of two crews personally selected by Guy Gibson for the newly formed 617 Squadron in March 1943. Following their participation in the Dams Raid they were posted back to 49 Squadron, They were to complete a further 12 missions however their 21st mission, the 13th after the Dams raid, on the 23rd September 1943, only weeks after Bickle’s wedding, was to be their last. They failed to return from operations to Mannheim, Their aeroplane was bought down over Germany with the loss of the entire crew. In the Book of Remembrance F/Sgt Bickle’s wife is listed as Violate May Bickle of Knotty Ash Liverpool. This address and name appears on the outside of the forwarding box.
411     Royal Canadian Air Force Bomber Command Casualty Group.
Awarded to Flying Officer Harry Gregory Farrington a Navigator lost on air operations to Berlin March 1943. Comprising: 1939/45 Star, Aircrew Europe Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Medal, with Maple clasp, War Medal (last three Canadian silver issue), Canadian Memorial Cross “F.O. H.G. Farrington J 1124”. Medals mounted for display with Navigator’s brevet. GC The group is accompanied by a large quantity of photocopy service records. GC (£300 - £400)
Flying Officer Harry Gregory Farrington was born in 1918 and as a resident Niagara Falls he volunteered for RAF service in May 1941 receiving a commission in April 1942. Posted to England he joined 218 Squadron operating the Short Sterling four engined bomber. He participated on the 1,000 raids to Essen, Cologne and Bremen. Briefed for operations to Berlin on the night of 29th / 30th March 1943, his aircraft was seen in the Target area, but shortly after releasing it’s bombs it was seen to lose height, they failed to return and were official classified as Killed in Action on the 5th September 1943.
412     WWII British medal group.
Comprising: 1939/45 Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, plus four WWII Commemorative Medals, including the Dunkirk Medal. The group is mounted as originally worn. GC (£40 - £60)
413     9th Bn Notts & Derby Regiment miniature Victoria Cross.
This example is attributed to Corporal Fred Greaves who was awarded the VC for gallantry on the Western Front 1917. The miniature Victoria Cross, worn as a single medal, retaining original ribbon and pin. The reverse has been engraved “23715 A/Cpl F. Greaves 9th Bn Notts & Derby R 4 Oct 1917” The engraving is in the style to match the full size medal. .. A hand written letter by Fred Greaves dated 16/12/58 stating that “I am pleased to send you this medal to your collection as promised” he has signed the letter. ... A VC & GC Association Christmas card signed by “F Greaves VC”. Plus newspaper cutting etc. GC (£150 - £200)
The Victoria Cross Citation. “No 23715 Fred Greaves Acting Corporal 9th Battn Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regt. “For most conspicuous bravery, initiative and leadership. When his platoon was temporary held up by machine-gun fire from a concrete stronghold. Seeing that his Platoon commander and Sergeant were casualties, and realising that unless this post was taken quickly his men would lose the barrage. Corpl Greaves, followed by another Non-commissioned Officer, rushed forward regardless of his personal safety, reached the rear of the building and bombed the occupants killing and capturing the garrison and taking four enemy machine guns. It was solely due to the personal plunk, dash and initiative of the non-commissioned Officer that the assaulting line at this point was not held up, and that our troops escaped serious casualties. Later in the afternoon, at a most critical period of the battle, when the troops of a flank brigade had given way temporary under heavy counter attack. and when all the Officers in his Company were casualties, this gallant Non-Commissioned Officer quickly grasped the situation. He collected his men, threw out extra posts on the threatened flank, and opened up rifle and machine gun fire to enfilde the advance. The effect of Corpl Greaves’s conduct on his men throughout the battle cannot be overestimated, and those under his command responded gallantry to his example.” London Gazette 26th November 1917. Corporal Greaves survived the war and died in 1973. It is interesting to note the VC was worn separately to the rest of the medals by Cpl Greaves. This may explain the single VC mounted as worn.
414     1/5th Bn Essex Regiment 1917 casualty pair of medals.
British War Medal and Victory Medal awarded to “4307 Pte. S.G. Bullock Essex R” Near VGC. (£40 - £60)
Private Sydney George Bullock died whilst serving with the 1/5th Bn on the 28th November 1917. His family came from Headington, Oxfordshire.
415     Royal Artillery Victorian Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
A Victorian swivel type example awarded to “10695 Sergt B.J.Hockin M/1 RA” GC. (£50 - £75)
416     Visit of the Prince of Wales to Bombay Medal 1921.
A good scarce bronze example, unnamed as issued. Oval surmounted by Prince of Wales’s plumes; to the centre, the bust of Edward within the legend “Edward Prince of Wales”. Reverse bears legend “Visit by His Royal Highness. Bombay November 1921”. GC (£40 - £60)
In July 1911 Edward was invested as the new Prince of Wales at Carnarvon Castle. On the death of his father, he was proclaimed King Edward VIII in January 1936. He was never Crowned as he abdicated in December 1936, in favour of his brother, long before his Coronation which had been set for May 1937. Upon his abdication he took the title Duke of Windsor.
417     1943 Salerno Landings Beachmaster’s Military Cross Group.
Awarded to Captain Albert Tomlinson Royal Engineers, a pre war Regular Scots Guardsman, who served on Sugar Green Beach as Assistant Military Landing Officer during the Salerno landings, September 1943. Comprising: Military Cross, General Service Medal, clasp “Palestine” “2694967 Gdsm A. Tomlinson S. Gds”, 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Burma Star, Italy Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, MID. The group is mounted Court Style as originally worn GC. (£2,500 - £3,000)
The recommendation for the Military Cross is dated 5th January 1944 and is forwarded by the CO of 21 Beach Group. “Captain Tomlinson was the AMLO (Assistant Military Landing Officer) on Sugar Green Beach during the assault landings in Operation Avalanche and as such was responsible for the disembarkation of personnel, vehicles and stores. The fact that the disembarkation was carried out smoothly was largely due to the energy and efficiency of Capt Tomlinson. Personnel on the beach often worked under fire and Capt Tomlinson invariable showed a good example of coolness and devotion to duty.” The recommendation is also signed Field Marshal Alexander C in C. The Mention in Despatches is confirmed and appeared in the London Gazette on the 24th August 1944 for Italy. The Allied landings at Salerno encountered heavy opposition. Despite the Italians capitulating the day before, the beach areas, were defended by heavy German field guns, tanks and infantry. Green Beach came under heavy bombardment and it proved difficult for the advance beach parties to guide the main landing force in. On one occasion two LST were diverted to a neighbouring sector to disembark it’s troops. The Beachmasters were forced to use loudspeakers , and eventually order was restored and supplies started to flow through Green Beach. The beach came under fire for several days following the landings. Captain Tomlinson was appointed a Second Lieutenant in June 1942.
418     1st Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers “Hazara 1891” India General Service Medal
Awarded to “2144 Pte. F. Saunders 1st B R.W.F.” with clasp “Hazara 1891”. Official correction to the initial. GC (£150 - £200)
419     Seaforth Highlanders India General Service Medal 1895 pair.
Awarded to “3069 Pte, A. Wilson 2nd Bn Sea Highrs”. Comprising: India General Service Medal, clasp “Relief of Chitral” ”Pte 2nd Bn” and an India General Service Medal 1908 with clasp “North West Frontier 1908” “Pte. 1st Bn”. Medals loose. (£200 - £300)
420     1st Royal Dragoons four clasp Queen’s South Africa Medal.
Awarded to “4550 Pte. C. Sheppard 1st R. Dragoons” bearing clasps “Cape Colony”, “Orange Free State”, “Transvaal”, “Relief of Ladysmith”. GC (£80 - £120)
421     Gloucestershire Regiment four clasp Queen’s South Africa Medal.
Awarded to “1894 Pte. F. Stevens Glouc Rgt” bearing the clasps “Relief of Kimberley”, “Paardeberg”, “Driefontein”, “South Africa 1902”. Edge knock, engraved naming, ghost dates to the reverse. GC (£100 - £150)
422     Gloucestershire Regiment four clasp Queen’s South Africa Medal.
Awarded to “2869 Pte. W. Smith Glouc Rgt” bearing the clasps “Relief of Kimberley”, “Paardeberg”, “Driefontein”, “Transvaal”. Engraved naming. GC (£100 - £150)
423     Royal Artillery Trumpeter’s Afghanistan Medal.
A RENAMED example with the clasp “Kandahar”. Awarded to “11286 Trumpr J.J. McGlynn C. Batty 2nd Bde R.A”. GC Renamed (£30 - £60)
Please note medal renamed.
424     Army Ordnance Great War group of three medals.
Awarded to T.993 Armament Staff Sergeant S.A. Lippold Army Ordnance Corps. Comprising: 1914/15 Star “Amt S.Sjt AOC”, British War Medal and Victory Medal “S. Sjt AOC”. Medals loose, GC. (£40 - £60)
425     5th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers Territorial Force Efficiency Medal.
A George V example awarded to “235589 Sjt H.A. Darwen 5/Lan: Fus” GC, one edge mark. (£30 - £50)
426     Somerset Light Infantry 2 x Long Service & Good Conduct Medals.
Both are George V examples. Awarded to “3-7898 Cpl W. Edwards Som: L.I.” and “3921 L. Cpl. W.E. Webb. Som. L.I.” GC (2 items) (£50 - £80)
427     Royal Artillery General Service Medal “Near East”
Awarded to “770858 Sgt A.G. Walker R.A” GC. ... Accompanied by a General Service Medal with clasp “Palestine 1945-48” Name erased. (2 items) (£30 - £50)
428     Royal Marines, Royal Navy Victorian Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
Narrow suspender example awarded to “Richd Swain Color Sergt R.M. HMS Modeste” GC repair to claw and suspender. .. Accompanied by a second Victorian example awarded to “Mathew Humby Cooper HMS Neptune” GC. (2 items) (£50 - £75)
429     King’s Medal For Courage in the Cause of Freedom.
A good example unnamed as issued, retaining original ribbon and pin for wearing. Near VGC. (£150 - £200)
430     King’s Medal For Service in the Cause of Freedom.
A good example. Near VGC. (£150 - £200)
431     Royal Artillery Drivers Waterloo Medal.
A good example retaining original steel clip. Awarded to “John Dean Royal Artill Drivers”. Some edge knocks GC. (£750 - £1,000)
Confirmed on the Waterloo Roll.
432     69th (South Lincolnshire) Foot Waterloo Medal.
A good example awarded to “Thomas Spooner 2nd Batt 69th Reg. Foot” GC. (£1,500 - £2,000)
Confirmed on the Waterloo Roll, showing him serving in Captain W.H. West’s Company. The 2nd Battalion 69th Foot formed part of the Halkett's 5th British Brigade, which was under the command of the Prince of Orange at Quatre Bras. Here the 69th stood with the 30th and 33rd Regiments of Foot and faced a brigade of French cuirassiers. The British were swept aside in the assault, suffering significant casualties, the 69th loosing the King’s Color. Reforming the Battalion marched to Waterloo and once again faced the French. They lost 6 Officers and 67 Men killed or wounded.
433     Hanovarian Waterloo Medal.
This example was awarded to “Soldat Christoph Drimas Landwfhr Bataillon Gifhorn”. Edge knocks GC. (£300 - £400)
Landwfhr Bataillon Gifhorn formed part of the 5th Hanovarian Brigade which was commanded by Col. Ernest Von Vincke. They suffered 11 casualties during the Battle.
434     Napoleon Waterloo bronze medallion by Emile Rogat.
The obverse showing Napoleon as Emperor, with laurel leaves to his head. The reverse depicts the French Eagle upon the ground surrounded by four vultures, these representing the four nations of the Victorious Allies. GC (£30 - £50)
Emile Rogat 1770 to 1852. The medallion was produced for the English Market of Historical Medallions
435     Napoleon Memorial bronze medallion by Antoine Bovy
The obverse shows a head and shoulder profile of Napoleon in military uniform. The reverse with details of St Helene 1840. GC (£30 - £50)
436     Australian Vietnam Medal
A scarce example with large capitals “2788412 A.R. Percsi”. Near VGC. ... Accompanied by a South Vietnam Campaign Medal. GC (2 items) (£150 - £200)
The vendor has identified the recepient as serving with the 1st Australian Field Ambulance Hospital.
437     26th Punjab Infantry Queen’s Sudan Medal.
A silver example awarded to “2883 Sepoy Natha Singh 26/Pun Infy”. Edge knocks and suspension slack (£100 - £150)
438     KCSI, KCIE group to Sir Thomas Henry Holland.
An extremely fine and scarce group comprising the gold and enamelled neck badge and silver and enamel breast star of The Most Exalted Star of India; gold and enamelled neck badge and silver and enamel breast star of The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire; 1935 Jubilee Medal and 1937 Coronation Medal. Complete with corresponding miniature group, mounted as worn. VGC Framed and glazed. (£8,000 - £10,000)
Thomas Henry Holland was born 22nd November 1868 at Helston, Cornwall. He became the most famous geologist in India and received many honours. Director of the Geological Survey of India 1903-09. Elected Fellow of the Royal Society 1904.KCIE 1908. 1916 Predisident of the Indian Munitions Board. KCSI for war services 1918. He was a Member of the Governor General’s Council, President of many Indian societies, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Edinburgh University (1929-47). He died 15th May 1947.
439     6th Gurkha Rifles Gallipoli Military Cross casualty group.
Awarded to Captain Leopold Elliot Poynder, who was awarded the Military Cross and Mentioned in Despatches in the Dardanelles, only to loose his life during a bombing practice in June 1916. Comprising: Military Cross, 1914/15 Star “Lieut 6 Gurkha R”, British War Medal, Victory Medal, MID emblem “Capt”, Bronze Memorial Plaque “Leopold Elliot Poynder”. The group is contemporaneously and attractively mounted into a mahogany glazed table frame. GC (£4,000 - £4,500)
Captain Leopold Elliot Poynder was appointed an assistant embarkation Officer in December 1914. The 6th Gurkhas served with distinction on the Gallipoli Peninsula, being the only Regiment to gain and hold part of the crest line over looking the bay. This would become known as “Gurkha Bluff”. A Field Marshal wrote that it was here that he first came across the Regiment and was so taken by their fighting spirit and bearing that he decided he would endeavour to serve with the Regiment. This he achieved in 1920. Whilst serving at Gallipoli, Captain Poynder was awarded the MC and MID and was wounded being evacuated. He was killed whist supervising bombing practice on the 26th June 1916
440     Royal Air Force GSM, CSM, LSGC group of three medals.
Awarded to “4171444 Cpl. B. Gibson RAF”. Comprising: General Service Medal, clasp “Cyprus” “SAC RAF”, Campaign Service Medal, two clasps “South Arabia”, “Radfan” “Cpl RAF”, Royal Air Force Long Service & Good Conduct Medal “Cpl RAF”. The group is mounted as originally worn. GC (£150 - £200)
441     Royal Navy Korea Pair
Awarded to “P/Smx 818163 M.S. Tilt EM.1. R.N.” Comprising: Queen’s Korea Medal, and UN Korea. Medal Mounted as originally worn, some edge knocks GC.. (£80 - £120)
442     Royal Observer Corps Long Service Medal.
A good Elizabeth II example awarded to “Observer T.C Underhill ROC”. GC (£50 - £75)
443     1st Bn. Black Watch of Canada group of six medals.
Awarded to Private W.E. Mason. Comprising: 1939/45 Star, France & Germany Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, with maple leaf clasp, War Medal (Silver issue), United Nations Cyprus Medal, Canadian Forces decoration (EIIR) “Pte. W.E. Mason”. The group is originally mounted as worn. GC (£50 - £100)
Private Walter Edward Mason, is confirmed as serving with the Black Watch and passed away in 1969.
444     Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve Cadet Forces Medal.
An Elizabeth II example awarded to “TY Lieut. (SP) F. Beresford. RNVR”. GC (£50 - £75)
445     Royal Scots Bandsman TAVR Efficiency Medal.
A good example awarded to “23681788 Pte. W. Wilson RS (T) Band. GC. (£50 - £75)
446     North Nigeria 1906 Africa General Service Medal.
This name erased example bears the single clasp “N.Nigeria 1906”. GC (£40 - £60)
Please note name erased.
447     127 Baluch Light Infantry Africa General Service Medal.
Bearing the single clasp “Somaliland 1908-10” Awarded to “1941 Pte. Bawar Khan 127/ Baluch L.I.” GC. (£60 - £100)
448     Royal Signals & RAOC. Two General Service Medals clasp “Malaya”
Both are Elizabeth II examples awarded to “23313889 Sigmn R. Berry R. Sigs”. GC ... “22787087 Pte. J. McIver RAOC”. GC (2 items) (£50 - £75)
449     4th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers Victorian Volunteer Long Service Medal.
Awarded to “Reg No 1472 Pte. C. Seymour 4th Mx R.V. 1894” Engraved naming GC. (£30 - £50)
450     Royal Engineers Two Victorian Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
A Victorian swivel type example awarded to “11209 Qr Mr Sgt Engr W.B. Friend R.E.” slight edge knocks GC. ... Accompanied by a second example awarded to “6121 Corpl H.J. Bowden Rl Engineers”. Evidence of having been brooched GC. (2 items) (£60 - £100)
451     School of Musketry Edward VII Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal.
Awarded to “557 Q.M. Sjt C.R. Mabbs S of Msky” GC, some contact marks. (£40 - £60)
452     Durban Military Reserve Natal Rebellion Medal.
Awarded to “Pte. G. Bernard Durban Mil Res.” GC (£80 - £120)
453     5th Foot (Northumberland Fusiliers) Afghanistan Medal.
Awarded to “457 Pte. P. Murphy 1/5th Fusrs”. GC (£80 - £100)
454     1st Bn 20th Regiment Native Infantry Afghanistan Medal.
Awarded to “Sepoy Lall Mun 1/20th Regt N.I”. GC (£50 - £75)
455     Native Artillery Kabul to Kandahar Star.
A good example awarded to “* Gunner Mungul Sing + 2nd Mountain Batty.”. Contemporary engraved naming. GC (£100 - £150)
456     Royal Canadian Rifles Canada General Service Medal.
A good example awarded to “212 Sergeant T.R. Coogan Royal Canadian Rifles” with clasp “Fenian Raid 1866”. GC (£150 - £200)
457     Essex Regiment four clasp Queen’s South Africa Medal.
Awarded to “6637 Pte. F. Lucas Essex Regt”. Bearing the clasps “Cape Colony”, “Orange Free State”, “Transvaal”, “South Africa 1901” GC. (£80 - £120)
458     Royal Fusiliers King’s South Africa Medal.
Bearing the two clasps “South Africa 1901” & “South Africa 1902”. Awarded to “3294 Pte. A Harris Rl Fusiliers” GC. (£30 - £50)
459     Second China War Medal.
A good unnamed example bearing single clasp “Canton 1857”. . GC (£80 - £120)
460     Army Service Corps Territorial Force War Medal.
Awarded to “16207 Dvr A.J. Thomson ASC”: GC (£40 - £60)
461     Royal Navy “Persian Gulf 1909-1914” Naval General Service Medal.
Awarded to “J10437 C.H. Akester A.B. HMS Fox”. GC some edge marks. (£80 - £120)
462     4th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment Territorial Force Efficiency Medal.
A George V example awarded to “202930 Pte. A.H. Stearne 4/ E. York. R” GC, Official correction to surname (£30 - £50)
463     5th Bn Durham Light Infantry Territorial Force Efficiency Medal.
A George V example awarded to “4438490 Cpl. J.H. Dodgson 5-Durh.L.I” GC, (£30 - £50)
464     Royal Engineers Edwardian Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
An unusual rank example awarded to “22630 F of W Q.M. Sjt W. Cozens R.E.” GC (£40 - £60)
Foreman of Works
465     Similar Royal Engineers Edwardian Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
An unusual rank example awarded to “17381 Supt Clerk J. R. Westmacott R.E.” GC (£40 - £60)
466     RAMC & RA Army Long Service
Comprising: A George V (Field Marshal bust) “10336 S.Sjt F.J. Howell RA”. ... A George V (Crowned head Regular Army bar) “1023968 Gnr W.F. Vowden RA” GC. (2 items) (£40 - £60)
467     Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps silver tippet medal
A good scarce example by “V & S” bearing Birmingham hallmarks for 1925. Retains original ribbon and pin fitting. Near VGC. (£80 - £120)
468     Similar Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps Silver Cape Badge / Medal
A good scarce example bearing hearing hallmarks for Birmingham 1942 and maker’s details of “WJD”. retaining original ribbon and pin fitting. Heavy polishing. GC (£60 - £100)
469     WWI Male Sergeant’s Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps Medal
A rare bronze example, similar design to the silver medal worn by female nurses. Retaining original pin fitting and ribbon. GC (£200 - £250)
These bronze medals were awarded and worn by qualified male nurses, who usual held the rank of Sergeant.
470     Two Indian Army India General Service Medals.
The first example bearing two clasps “North West Frontier 1930-31”, “Mohmand 1933”. awarded to “9618 Sep Sawar Khan 1-7 Rajput R”. GC ... The second bearing the clasp “Mahsud 1919-20” awarded to “4497 Sepoy Sawer Khan 58 Rfls” GC. (2 items) (£40 - £60)
471     1st Bn 5th Foot Victorian Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
A Victorian swivel type example awarded to “1354 Corpl P. Walton 1-5th Foot”. GC (£80 - £120)
472     North Lancashire Regiment Victorian Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
A Victorian swivel type example awarded to “342 Cr Sgt G. Whiting N. Lan R”. GC, some edge knocks (£70 - £100)
473     1st Royal Sussex Regiment Queen’s South Africa Regiment.
This example bearing three clasps “Cape Colony”, “Orange Free state”, “Transvaal”. Awarded to 1759 Cpl. W. Connor 1st Rl Sussex Regt”. Ghost dates to reverse. Near VGC. (£60 - £100)
474     Royal Artillery & Royal Engineers Territorial Efficiency Medals
Both are George VI examples. The first awarded to “1467909 Sjt A. Baker RA”. ... The second “2068985 Spr J.L. Royle RE”. GC (2 items) (£40 - £60)
475     Royal Navy Korea Pair
Awarded to “C/SSX 843378 B.K. Brown AB. R.N.” Comprising: Queen’s Korea Medal, and UN Korea. GC (£80 - £120)
476     Royal Artillery Campaign Service Medal “Northern Ireland”
Awarded to “24356845 Gnr. J. Greer RA”. GC (£30 - £50)
477     East Lancashire Regiment King’s South Africa Medal.
Bearing the two clasps “South Africa 1901” & “South Africa 1902”. Awarded to “8345 Pte. R. Brerton E. Lanc Regt” GC. (£30 - £50)
478     2nd Punjab Infantry Edward VII 1895 India General Service Medal
Bearing the clasp “Waziristan 1901-02”. Awarded to “78 Drte Allah Dacl 2nd Pjb Infty”. GC
Polished (£60 - £100)
479     Bombay Sappers & Miners 1854 India General Service Medal
A good example with clasp “Burma 1885-7” awarded to “691 Spper Gannoo Luscimon No.2 Coy Bo Sappers & Miners” GC (£60 - £100)
480     1st Bn Royal West Kent Regiment India General Service Medal.
Awarded to “4099 Pte. A Peachcey 1st Bn Ryl Kent Regt. bearing the clasp, “Punjab Frontier 1897-98” GC (£100 - £120)
Please note that on this example, there is no W to the Regimental title
481     Royal Engineers Indian Mutiny Medal
Awarded to “Sapper Thos Turner Royal Engineers” Bearing the clasp “Lucknow”, Near VGC. (£150 - £200)
482     1st Bn 26th Punjabis three clasp India General Service Medal.
This example bearing the clasps: ‘Waziristan 1919-21”, “Waziristan 1921-24”, “Burma 1930-32”. Awarded to “2339 Havr Niaz Ali 1-26 Pjbis”. GC (£40 - £60)
483     56th Rifles three clasp India General Service Medal.
This example bearing the clasps: ‘Afghanistan NWF 1919”, “Waziristan 1921-24”, “North West Frontier 1930-31”. Awarded to “1175 Sepoy Dadan Khan 56 Rifles”. GC Top bar attached with unofficial clip. (£40 - £60)
484     6th Punjab Battery two clasp India General Service Medal.
This example bearing the clasps: ‘Afghanistan NWF 1919”, “Mahsud 1919-20”,. Awarded to “886 Dvr Qurban Ali 6 P Bty”. GC, correction to name. ... Accompanied by an Indian Recruiting Badge, George VI. Reverse with the number 3498 GC. (2 items) (£50 - £75)
485     Indian Army Two India General Service Medals.
Comprising: India General Service Medal, bearing two clasps: “Afghanistan NWF 1919”, “Waziristan 1919-21”,. Awarded to “2511 L-Nk. Fatteh Haider Shah 1-69-Pjbis”. GC ... Second example bearing the clasp “Afghanistan NWF 1919”,. Awarded to 2615 Sepoy Bishn Singh 1-15 Sikhs.” GC (2 items) (£40 - £60)
486     Royal Marines Naval General Service Medal, clasp “Malaya”.
Awarded to “PO/X 127395 A.R. Evans MNE RM” GC. (£80 - £120)
487     Royal Navy 1854-55 Baltic Medal.
A good example unnamed as issued. GC (£60 - £100)
488     1854-55 Crimea Medal
Unnamed as issued. Several edge knocks. Pitted (£50 - £75)
489     Crimea Medal with clasp “Sebastopol” pair.
The Crimea medal with crude engraved name “G.Beabey”. GC ... Accompanied by a Turkish Crimea Medal (British Issue), with edge knocks. GC (£120 - £150)
490     Victorian Royal Navy Long Service Good Conduct Medal.
A narrow suspension example. Awarded to “Richd Barnet Sh St 3rd Cl HMS Reindeer”. GC ... Accompanied by a George V example (Coinage head) Awarded to “M23065 P.L.Martin Shpt 1 HMS Victory” GC (2 items) (£60 - £80)
491     Veterinary Assistant Indian Army Meritorious Service Medal.
A Crowned head George V example awarded to “1357 4th Gde Vety Assit Ghulam Khander 2nd Mule Corps”. Suspension slight slack, GC. (£50 - £75)
492     Indian Army Meritorious Service Medal.
A Crowned head George V example awarded to “815 Hav Beant Singh 2-32 S.P.”. Slight edge knocks GC (£30 - £50)
493     South African Territorial Efficiency group of five medals.
Awarded to “73174 Pte. W.H. Barrett GSC”. Comprising: Defence Medal, War Medal, African Service Medal, South African Territorial Efficiency Medal (GVIR Bi-lingual). Medals loose all named. GC ... Accompanied by a South African Territorial Efficiency Medal (GVIR Bi-lingual). Awarded to Cpl H.H. Helfrich QSC”. GC Correction to surname. (£75 - £100)
494     57th Rifles Frontier Force Edward VII India General Service Medal
Bearing the clasp “North West Frontier 1908”. Awarded to 2274 Sepoy Dutudnia 57th Rifles F.F.” GC. (£40 - £60)
495     Royal Engineers 1882 Egypt Medal .
Awarded to “14160 Arter H. Faulkner RE” due to heavy contact wear, part of the unit is no longer legible to the edge. Bearing the clasp ‘Tel-el-Kebir” (£60 - £100)
496     1944 Royal Army Medical Corps Mentioned in Despatches POW group.
Awarded to Corporal P.L. Crick RAMC. Comprising: Medal Group 1939/45 Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, MID. Medals loose. ... MID Certificate dated 3rd February 1944. This framed with a photograph of Cpl Crick. ... POW Dog Tag for Stalag IXc. Overall GC. (£50 - £75)
497     Royal Navy Sick Berth Attendants NGS group of six medals.
Awarded to “M.39088 L.D.S. Comport S.B.A. R.N”. Comprising: Naval General Service Medal clasp “Palestine 196-39”, 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, “North Africa 1942-43” clasp, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal. Medals loose GC. (£80 - £120)
498     Royal Navy Hospital Plymouth Royal Navy Long Service Medal.
An Elizabeth II example (Post 1954) Awarded to “MX 760671 E. Mates S.B. P.O. R.N.H. Plymouth” GC. (£30 - £50)
499     4th VB Scottish Rifles Surgeon’s Volunteer Decoration.
This example bears the hallmark for London 1894. The reverse is engraved “Surgn Major J.M. Macfie 4th VB SR 2/IV/1895” Retaining original ribbon as worn as single medal. ... Accompanied by a miniature medal. Both medals are contained in the original velvet and silk lined Leather case. GC Pin to miniature absent. (£100 - £150)
Surgeon Colonel Johnstone Macfie from Glasgow joined the 4th VB of the Scottish Rifles in 1877. He attained the rank of Surgeon Lt Col in February 1898 and was appointed Surgeon Colonel and Senior Medical Officer before he retired in 1904. He also served as a JP and died in the mid 1930’s
500     Imperial Hospital Corps Queen’s South Africa Medal.
This example awarded to “Leader H. Hall Imp Hosp Corps”. Bearing three clasps ‘Natal”, “Transvaal”, “South Africa 1901”. GC (£100 - £120)
Leader Henry Hall was born in the Transvaal
501     Cape Medical Staff Corps Casualty Queen’s South Africa Medal.
Awarded to Private F.P. Crawley CMSC, who died of disease on the 9th December 1900. Bears three clasps “Cape Colony”, “Orange Free State”, “Transvaal”. GC (£150 - £200)
Private F.P. Crawley is confirmed as serving with the Cape Medical Staff Corps and is shown as dying of disease at Winburg on the 9th December 1900.
502     Volunteer Medical Staff Corps Queen’s South Africa Medal.
This example was awarded to “Cpl. I.J. Smail Vol. Med. S.C.” GC. (£80 - £120)
503     13th Light Infantry Assistant Surgeon’s Indian Mutiny Medal
Awarded to “Asst. Surgn J.H. Loch MD 13th L.I.”. GC (£300 - £400)
Surgeon James Henry Loch MD was a member of the Bengal Medical Department and attached to the 13th Light Infantry during the Mutiny. He was first commissioned in December 1854 and appointed Surgeon in December 1866. After his Military service he practiced in Edinburgh and died in April 1918.
504     8th Foot Surgeon’s Indian Mutiny Medal.
This example bears the clasp “Delhi” and was awarded to “Surgeon F.C. Annesley 1st Bn 8th Regt” GC. (£300 - £400)
Surgeon F.C. Annesley clasp entitlement is confirmed, following the Mutiny he served at the Recruiting Depot Dublin.
505     Royal Marines Medical Unit 1918 Military Medal group of four.
Awarded to Deal 3336-S Lance Corporal Robert Paxton Royal Marines. Comprising: Military Medal “S-3336 Pte. R. Paxton Med Unit R. Marines”, 1914/15 Star “Pte. RM”, British War Medal, Victory Medal “L.Cpl RM”. GC (£800 - £1,200)
The announcement of the Military Medal appeared in the London Gazette on the 14th May 1919. In the history of the Royal Marines in the Great War, there is indication that the MM was awarded for Drocourt-Queant Line and Subsequent operations. This was part of the second Battle of Arras, in which the 63rd Royal Naval Division saw heavy action. I was during this engagement that CPO G Prowse DCM, won the Victoria Cross.
506     Royal Army Medical Corps Great War casualty group and plaque.
Awarded to 33221 Private Edgar Arthur Blake a veteran of the Boer War, who was killed following the Submarine attack on the Hospital Ship Asturias in March 1917. Comprising: Queen’s South Africa, Medal, with four clasps “Cape Colony”, “Orange Free State”, “Transvaal”, “South Africa 1902” “6918 Pte E.A. Blake Vol Coy Norfolk Regt”, 1914/15 Star ‘“L-Cpl RAMC”, British War Medal, Victory Medal “Pte RAMC”. Bronze Memorial Plaque “Edgar Arthur Blake”. The group is contemporaneously mounted onto a velvet covered shield. GC (£200 - £250)
Private Edgar Arthur Blake was born at Lowestoft Suffolk in 1882. After service in South Africa he worked for the Great Eastern Railway Company. Returning to the Colours, at the outbreak of the Great War, he entered the Balkans theatre of operations on the 11th July 1915. On the 20th March 1917, he was one of 45 personal Killed onboard His Majesties Hospital Ship Asturias, which was torpedoed and damaged. The ship was able to limp back to port.
507     Royal Army Medical Corps Medaille Militaire casualty group and plaque.
Awarded to 27667 Corporal Arthur Fred Appleton. Comprising: British War Medal, Victory Medal, French Medaille Militaire, Bronze Memorial Plaque “Arthur Fred Appleton”. The group is accompanied by a RAMC cap badge and a St John bronze medal. Mounted onto a black velvet covered mount. (£180 - £220)
The French Medaille Militaire announcement appeared in the London Gazette on the 19th August 1919. Private Appleton served with the 103 (Reading) Field Ambulance Company, being born at St Giles Reading. He died of wounds in France & Flanders on the 25th July 1918.
508     RNVR Dental Surgeon’s OBE group of six medals.
Awarded to Dental Surgeon Captain Walter Cecil Murray OBE. Comprising: Breast Badge of the Order of the British Empire Medal Military Division (HM 1918), British War Medal “Dent Surg RNVR”, Defence Medal, War Medal, George V Jubilee Medal, George VI Coronation Medal. The group is mounted for display. ... Accompanied by a miniature medal set mounted as worn comprising: OBE, BWM, GVR Jubilee Medal, GVIR Coronation Medal. (£200 - £300)
Dental Surgeon Captain Walter Cecil Murray OBE qualified as a Dental Surgeon in January 1910. He was promoted to Lt in August 1920, Commander 1926, Captain in 1935. During WWII he served at HMS Victory and retired from the service in July 1945. It appears that in 1921, he was attached to the RAF. He died on the 26th November 1966
509     RAMC Boer War / Great War MSM group of six medals.
Awarded to 79273 Staff Sergeant Frederick James Ellis. Comprising: Queen’s South Africa Medal, with six clasps “Cape Colony”, “Tugela Heights”, “Orange Free State”, “Relief of Ladysmith”, Transvaal”, “Laing’s Nek”, “9678 Pte. RAMC”; King’s South Africa Medal, two clasps “South Africa 1901”, “South Africa 1902” “Pte. RAMC”; British War Medal, Victory Medal “79273 S.Sjt RAMC”, Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR) “9678 Pte. RAMC”, Army Meritorious Service Medal (GVR) “79273 A S.Sjt RAMC” GC Medals loose. (£350 - £400)
Staff Sergeant Frederick James Ellis enlisted into the Medical Staff Corps 11th July 1892 and was posted to Hong Kong in October 1895, returning home in April 1899. After a few months at home he embarked to South Africa arriving on the 21st October 1899 and remaining here until October 1902. In 1910 he received the Long Service & Good Conduct Medal and was discharged on the 29th May 1911 after being found medically unfit. Rejoining the Colours at the outbreak of WWI. He was awarded the MSM London Gazette 3rd June 1919, for services in Egypt. He died in 1944.
510     Army Hospital Corps General Service Medal clasp “Iraq”
Awarded to “4410 W.D. Swpr Laghhman Singh A.H.C.” GC some rubbing to edge. (£40 - £60)
Abbreviation denoting Ward Sweeper.
511     Royal Army Medical Corps General Service Medal clasp “Palestine”.
Awarded to “7262208 Pte. T.A. Bratton RAMC” GC slight edge knocks (£50 - £75)
512     Royal Army Medical Corps General Service Medal clasp “Borneo”
Awarded to “23894765 PTE. P.J. Adams RAMC” GC Official correction to unit (£30 - £50)
513     Royal Army Medical Corps / St John Medal Group.
Awarded to 26530 Pte. S.J. Raphael RAMC. Comprising: British War Medal, Victory Medal, St John Ambulance 1911 Silver Coronation Medal “Pte. S.J. Raphael”. ... Accompanied by a St John Ambulance 1902 Bronze Coronation Medal “L. Raphael”. Medals loose GC. (£50 - £75)
Private Samuel J. Raphael is shown as being entitled to the 1914/15 Star.
514     Army Catering Corps two clasp Campaign Service Medal.
Awarded to “23923678 Pte F Wood ACC”. Bearing the clasps “South Arabia”, “Northern Ireland” GC. (£60 - £100)
515     Naval General Service Medal clasp “Palestine 1936-39”
A good example awarded to “MX.46212 L.W. Cox E.A.2 R.N.” GC (£60 - £100)
516     Royal Navy Boer War / Great War Group of five medals.
Awarded to 291543 Petty Officer Stoker Joseph F. Ford. Comprising: Queen’s South Africa Medal “Sto HMS Pearl”, 1914/15 Star “A.Ch Sto RN”, British War Medal, Victory Medal “CH STo RN”, Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (GVR) “Stoker PO HMS Leander” GC Medals loose. (£150 - £200)
517     Calcutta Volunteer Rifles Pair of Medals.
Comprising: Delhi Durbar, 1911 Medal (unnamed as issued), Volunteer Force Long Service Medal (GvR Engraved naming) “Lce Corpl J.Rumsby 2nd (pres) Bn C.V.R.” (2nd Presidency Battalion Calcutta Volunteer Rifles). GC The pair remain originally mounted as worn GC. (£100 - £200)
518     West Lancashire Brigade Royal Field Artillery Great War group of four.
Awarded to “675064 Dvr J. Hutchinson RFA” Comprising: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal “683 Dvr RFA / RA”, Territorial Efficiency Medal (GVR) “675064 Dvr RFA”. Medals loose GC. (£80 - £120)
Driver James Hutchinson landed in France on the 29th September 1915 and his Regimental number would indicate that he was a member of the 1st West Lancashire Brigade.
519     Royal Artillery WWII group of six medals.
Comprising: 1939/45 Star, Africa Star with “8th Army” clasp, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Territorial Efficiency Medal (GVIR). Awarded to “887489 Sjt H.C. McLaughlin RA”. Mounted as originally worn GC (£40 - £60)
520     Royal Navy Great War set of three medals.
Awarded to “M14853 W. Morris WR. 3 RN” Comprising: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal. The group is accompanied by a Silver War Badge, with number to the reverse “RN 21224” ... Also a lapel badge for HMS Hampshire ... and a miniature Jutland Medal. Overall GC. Group mounted as worn. (£40 - £60)
HMS Hampshire was a Devonshire Class Armoured Cruiser and was present at the Battle of Jutland.
521     Two Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medals.
Two Elizabeth II examples. Awarded to “MX. 908238 D. Liff CH. O.EL HMS Narvik” GC. ... Accompanied by “JX.191291 E.H. Nicholas A.B HMS Victory.” GC (2 items) (£40 - £60)
HMS Narvik was the British Task Force Flagship on the Atomic Tests on Monte Bello Island in 1956 and later became a Submarine Support Ship, last serving in Malta.
522     1917 Submarine Action casualty Distinguished Service Cross.
This Distinguished Service Cross, bears the London hallmark for 1916. The reverse has been engraved “Capt. G. McD Dobbie SS. Countess of Mar. For sinking Enemy Submarine 6th May 1917”. The medal is mounted as originally worn as a single medal. GC (£400 - £600)
The Countess of Mar was an Armoured Merchant ship with a complement of 20 Officers and men under the command of Captain George MacD Dobbie. The ship was formerly of the Gascony Steamship Co. commandeered for military duty. The German submarine is believed to have been UC 36, which had been responsible for the sinking of 18 ships. The Official German records report this boat was classified as missing on the 19th May 1917. This is the only U Boat loss for the month, with the fate unknown to German records. The luck of the Countess of Mar ran out on the 4th August 1917, when she was torpedoed and sunk with the loss of all souls.
523     Naval General Service Medal clasp “Near East”
Awarded to “D/SSX. 911328 R.C. Parker AB R.N”. GC (£50 - £75)
524     Royal Navy Korea Pair
Awarded to “C/SKX 891817 D.Salter S.M. R.N.” Comprising: Queen’s Korea Medal, and UN Korea. Medal GC. (£80 - £120)
525     1st East Lancashire RFA Edward VII Territorial Force Efficiency Medal.
A scarce example awarded to “447 Sjt T. Wilkinson 1/E Lanc B RFA”. Correction to the number, GC (£60 - £100)
526     Royal Artillery Territorial Officer’s Long Service group of eight medals.
Awarded to Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Bird whose military career spanned from 1914 to 1950. Comprising: 1914/15 Star ‘2 Lieut RFA”, British War Medal, Victory Medal “Major”, 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, France & Germany Star, War Medal, Territorial Decoration (GVIR reverse engraved 1950). The group is mounted as originally worn. GC (£150 - £200)
The announcement of the TD appeared in the London Gazette in 1950
527     Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers Campaign Service Medal.
Bearing the clasp “South Arabia”. Awarded to “23487024 Cpl J.A. Sykes REME”. GC Complete with original box of issue. (£30 - £50)
528     9th Bn Middlesex Regiment Great War Territorial Force War Medal group of four.
Awarded to “265014 Cpl. F. Lodge Middx R”. Comprising: British War Medal, Victory Medal “265014 Cpl Middx R”, Territorial Force War Medal “76 Pte. Middx R”, Territorial Force Efficiency Medal (GVR) “Cpl 9/ Middx R”. Medals loose GC. (£150 - £200)
529     Royal Observer Corps Medal and Bar group.
Awarded to Leading Observer A.D. Russell. Comprising: Defence Medal, War Medal, Royal Observer Corps Medal with additional special pattern bar. GC Mounted as worn. ... Accompanied by the following: Uniform Medal ribbon. ... RAF Cap Badge. ... ROC King’s Crown and Queen’s Crown Cap Badges. ... Forwarding Box for the ROC Bar. ... ROC Lapel badge and two buttons. ... Cloth Badges. Overall GC. (£100 - £150)
530     1st Bn Somerset Light Infantry Great War Medals.
Awarded to “16232 Pte. A. Harper Som LI”, who was wounded within two months of landing in France. Comprising: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal. GC ... Accompanied by a Silver War Badge numbered B 17274. ... Also a Regimental Cap Badge. GC (£40 - £60)
Private Alfred Harper enlisted on the 17th November 1914 and joined the 1st Battalion in France on the 2nd May 1915. On the 19th June 1915, he was invalided back to England after being wounded and was discharged from the Army, unfit for further service on the 9th December 1915. The Silver War Badge is not the recipient’s original issue
531     1945 Royal Australian Engineers casualty group of four medals.
Awarded to “NX 82286 R.L. Williamson”. Comprising: 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal, Australian Service Medal. Each medal is named. Medals loose. (£50 - £100)
NX 82286 Sapper Ronald Laurance Williamson died on the 31st July 1945, whilst serving with the 2/4t Company Royal Australian Engineers. He is buried in the Labuan War Cemetery, this being on an island in the Brunei Bay.
532     Royal Garrison Artillery Distinguished Conduct Medal group.
Awarded to “39722 Gnr R. Twomey RGA”. Comprising: Distinguished Conduct Medal “GNR 11/Sge By 14 /Bde RGA”, 1914/15 Star “RGA”, British War Medal, Victory Medal “Gnr RA”. Medals loose GC. (£800 - £1,200)
London Gazette 21st October 1918 “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a linesman. Under difficult conditions, and frequently under heavy shell fire, he carried out his duties with untiring energy”. His home town is given as Mallow, which is Munster, Ireland.
533     Royal Munster Fusiliers Great War group of three medals.
Awarded to “3225 Pte. N. Trindall R. Muns Fus” Comprising: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal. The group is accompanied by a regimental cap badge. (£100 - £150)
Private Norman Trindall landed in France on the 5th May 1915, he later served with the Army Ordnance Corps.
534     24th Foot South African Zulu War Medal.
A good example with clasp “1879” awarded to “1616 Pte. W. Mahon. 1-24th Foot”. Lacquered. GC (£400 - £500)
Private Mahon medal and clasp entitlement is confirmed.
535     Royal Berkshire Regiment Great War group of three medals.
Comprising 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal. Awarded to “16540 Pte. T. Woodage R. Berks R” Mounted as originally worn, some contact marks GC. (£50 - £75)
536     Boer War Gordon Highlanders, Great War Mercantile Marine group.
A scarce combination awarded to 8351 Private John H. Paterson. Comprising: Queen’s South Africa Medal, bearing five clasps “Transvaal”, “Cape Colony”, “Orange Free State”, “South Africa 1901”, “South Africa 1902” “8351 Pte. Gordon Highrs”, British War Medal, Mercantile Marine Medal “John H. Patterson”. Medals loose GC. (£100 - £150)
537     HM’s 93rd Highlanders 1854 India General Service Medal
A good example bearing single clasp “Umbeyla” awarded to “12 W. Adams H.M. 93rd Highrs”. The medal has been lacquered, with slight edge marks, clasp distorted. Scratched (£150 - £200)
538     Officer’s Commissariat Transport Department 1895 India General Service Medal.
Awarded to “Captain C.H. Clements Commst Transpt Dept” with clasp “Punjab Frontier 1897-98”. Lacquered GC. (£200 - £250)
539     Royal Artillery two clasp 1895 India General Service Medal.
Awarded to “68768 Sgt G.H. Steel 57th Fd Bty R.A” with clasps “Punjab Frontier 1897-98”, and “Tirah 1897-98”. GC medal has been lacquered (£100 - £150)
540     Welsh Guards South Atlantic Medal (Falklands War).
A good example bearing rosette awarded to “24277746 L. Cpl C.H. Hall WG”. GC (£500 - £750)
541     Parachute Regiment Campaign Service Medal “Northern Ireland”.
Awarded to “24110965 Pte. B.G. Russell Para”. GC mounted as worn. (£100 - £150)
542     Parachute Regiment Campaign Service Medal “Northern Ireland”.
Awarded to “24359996 Pte. T.J. Oates Para”. GC (£100 - £150)
543     3rd Bn. Parachute Regiment South Atlantic Medal (Falklands War).
A good example bearing rosette awarded to “23495666 Cpl S. Harrison Para” GC. Mounted Court style as originally worn and complete with original forwarding box. (£1,000 - £1,200)
Corporal Samuel Harrison is confirmed as serving with 3 Para during the war.
544     York & Lancashire Regiment Great War Medals.
Comprising: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal. Awarded to “16436 Pte R.T. Hyslop York & Lanc R.” GC. (£50 - £75)
545     King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 1st Day of the Somme Casualty Star.
A 1914/15 Star, awarded to “18604 Pte. B.S. Browning R.Lanc R.”, killed in Action on the 1st July 1916. GC (£40 - £60)
Private Browning was killed whilst serving with the 1st battalion and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. He was born in York and enlisted in Lancaster.
546     Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1914 Star, ISM group of four.
Awarded to “1956 Pte. G. Speed R.War R”. Comprising: 1914 Star, Pte R.War.R”, British War Medal, Victory Medal “Pte. R.War R”, Imperial Service Medal (GVIR) “George Speed”. GC (£120 - £150)
Private George Speed a pre war regular soldier, enlisted in 1911 and landed in France on the 4th October 1914. He was wounded in 1917 and after service with the Labour Corps he was discharged in July 1918. He was awarded the Silver War Badge. The Imperial Service Medal was awarded in 1951 for service as an Inspector with the Royal Mail, London Region.
547     Durham Light Infantry Great War group of five.
Awarded to 25876 Private William James Hannant of the Durham Light Infantry, later West Riding of Yorkshire Constabulary. Comprising: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal “Pte. Durh.L.I.”, Defence Medal, Special Constabulary Medal (GVIR) “William J. Hannant”. Medals loose, some contact wear. GC, small lettering. ... Accompanied by an original West Riding of Yorkshire Constabulary Anti Gas Training Certificate dated June 1939. ... Original forwarding slip for the Defence Medal. (£60 - £100)
William James Hannant landed in France on the 7th December 1915 and was awarded the Silver War Badge. He enlisted as a Special constable on the 12th May 1938, being awarded the Long Service Medal in September 1943. He served at Goole and is also shown as serving with HM Forces from the 7th July 1940 until 21st May 1945.
548     York & Lancashire Regiment Great War group of three medals.
1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal awarded to “12632 Pte. S.A. Owen York & Lanc R”. Medals loose. GC (£50 - £75)
549     Hertfordshire Yeomanry Medals of The Earl of Essex.
A scarce group awarded to the Seventh Earl of Essex George Devereux de Vere Capell, who was appointed Commanding Officer of the Hertfordshire Yeomanry and served in South Africa. Comprising: 1911 Coronation Medal, Queen’s South Africa Medal three clasps “Cape Colony”, “Transvaal”, “Wittebergen” “Lt Col Earl of Essex Impl Yeo”, Territorial Decoration (EVIIR hallmark 1908). GC The group is originally worn, in this combination, correct pre 1914.... Accompanied by corresponding miniature medal group and contained in a Spink & Sons fitted box. (£2,000 - £2,500)
George Devereux de Vere Capell, was born in 1857 and succeeded to the title of Earl of Essex from his Grandfather in 1892. He had served with the Grenadier Guards, resigning his commission in 1882. He joined the Hertfordshire Yeomanry and was appointed Commanding Officer. He volunteered for service in South Africa and Commanded a Brigade of Imperial Yeomanry, taking part in the chase of De Wet. He returned to the family seat at Cassiobury Park and served as ADC to Edward VII
550     Scots Guards Great War Military Medal, Croix de Guerre group of five
Awarded to “13421 Pte J. Miliken S. Gds”. Comprising: Military Medal “Pte 2/ S. Gds”, 1914/15 Star “Pte S. Gds”, British War Medal, Victory Medal “Pte S.Gds”, French Croix de Guerre. Medals loose GC. Heavy official correction to MM. (£1,250 - £1,500)
London Gazette for the Military Medal is 17th June 1919 and for the Croix de Guerre 17th December 1917.
551     Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Air Efficiency Medal group.
Awarded to “770339 Sgt James W. Ingall RAFVR”. Comprising: Defence Medal, War Medal, Air Efficiency Medal (GVIR), Special Constabulary Medal (EIIR) “James W. Ingall”. GC Medals loose. (£200 - £250)
552     George, Prince of Wales Visit to India Medal.
A scarce silver example, unnamed as issued. The obverse bearing Prince of Wales' plumes within the Garter, which is enclosed by a Crowned collar of the Order of the Star of India. On the left of the Collar, “G”, on the right “M”. The reverse inscribed “ T.R.H. George Prince of Wales & Victoria Mary Princess of Wales India 1905-06”. Generally VGC (£60 - £80)
Presented by their Imperial Highnesses to the crews of the three ships which bore them on their tour, HMS Renown, HMS Terrible and the Royal Yacht Osborne.
553     1918 14th Bn Tank Corps Military Medal group.
A fine and scarce detailed group awarded to Company Quarter Master Sergeant Philip Albert Beeley, who was awarded the MM for gallantry at Queant Drocourt line in September 1918 and who gave an interview in 1992 which appeared in the Tank Journal in 1992. Comprising: Military Medal “97219 Pte-A.Cpl P.A. Beeley 14/Tank C”, British War Medal, Victory Medal “A. Cpl Tank Corps”, Defence Medal, Special Constabulary Medal (GVIR), with Long Service clasp 1949 “Philip A. Beeley”. ... Accompanied by miniature medals of the first three mounted as worn. ... Original 1918 Tank Corps “Card of Honour”. This with ink text recognising Beeley’s act of bravery “Your grit and Soldierly conduct in action against the enemy on 2nd September 1918” Signed by Brigadier General H.J. Elles. ... 9th Bn “Qui S’y frotte” Sleeve Badge. ... Tank Corps Cap Badge and Rank Crown. ... Brass Trench Art Match box cover. ... Two original Great War Period photographs. ... Other photocopy research, including a copy of the interview that appeared in the the Tank Journal in 1992. (£2,200 - £2,400)
The recommendation for the Military Medal: “In the attack on the Queant-Drocourt Line on September 2nd 1918, this man showed very conspicuous gallantry, determination & devotion to duty. Although wounded in the forehead early in the action, he continued to drive with great coolness. During the halt at the first objective although much exhausted, he refused to get out & rest and insisted on remaining in the tank to adjust the epicycle brakes. His tank Commander, thinking he was too much exhausted to go on, endeavoured to induce him to go back, however he insisted on driving his tank towards the 2nd objective until he eventually collapsed in the driver’s seat.”. Company Quarter Master Sergeant Philip Albert Beeley was born in Mansfield and a few days before his 18th Birthday, volunteered for military service. Joining the Army Service Corps, he successfully completed a driving coarse before being sent to Bovington Camp for training as a Tank Driver and was posted to the 14th Bn Tank Corps landing in France July 1918. He was to see action on the 8th August on the opening day of the Battle of Amiens, His tank received a hit from a German Field gun, disabling the tank and killing two of the crew. Scrabbling into the open the remaining crew took shelter in a abandoned German Pill Box and sat out a heavy bombardment. Returning to his unit, he was engaged in the attack of the 2nd September on the Hindenburg Line and it was to be on this day he would earn the Military Medal. Recovering from his wounds he returned to his Regiment only to see the old 14th Bn disbanded. Transferring to the 9th Bn with the rank of CQMS, he would join the Army of Occupation stationed at Cologne and would be discharged from the Army in late 1919. In the article reference is made to CQMS Beeley’s medals and badges etc which are present with the lot.
554     Royal Navy Submariner’s group of eight medals.
A scarce group awarded to Petty Officer Victor Henry Pope, who served on L, M and X class Submarines. Comprising: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal “J10359 A.B. R.N”, 1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star with clasp “France & Germany”, Africa Star, Defence Medal, War Medal. The group remains originally mounted as worn, first three polished. GC (£150 - £200)
Petty Officer Victor Henry Pope joined the Royal Navy as a Boy entrant on the 4th April 1911, being appointed an Able Seaman in 1913. During the Great War the majority of his time was spent onboard HMS Canada, a Canada Class Dreadnought Battleship. He was present onboard when the Battleship fired 42 of her shells during the Battle of Jutland. With the war over, to remain in the service it appears that Pope volunteered for the Submarine service. Joining HMS Dolphin the Submarine School in December 1919. He was posted to his first Submarine L8 in August 1919. During the interwar years he would serve onboard the aircraft carrying M2 and her sister ship M1. In 1923 he joined 100 other ratings to serve on the Submarine X1. He would remain with this ship for a year. The accompanying copy of Pope’s service records indicates service with L21, L20 and other ships prior to 1929 when the record finishes. It is interesting to note that he was brought up on a charge of Drunk and causing a disturbance which may account for a lack of a LSGC Medal.
555     Artists Rifles. Pair of “pallet & brushes” shooting prizes.
A very fine and extremely scarce pair awarded to Lieut. B .Croft of E Company; the first being a 15ct gold award for 1906, the second a silver 1908 award. The form of these prizes being an artist’s pallet with four brushes and four paints in enamels, was unique to the Artist Rifles. Both VGC (2 items) (£250 - £300)
Unit raised as 38th Middlesex RV, renumbered 20th in 1880. Attached to Rifle Brigade in 1881 and became 28th County of London (Artists Rifles) in 1908. In 1947 became 21 Special Air Service (Artists)
556     Royal Flying Corps Old Contemptibles Long Service & Good Conduct Medal.
A George V (Field Marshal bust) example awarded to “957 SMJR. D. Patterson RFC”. Near VGC. PLEASE NOTE. this example appears to be an official replacement medal, although not stamped with a “R”. The naming is of the smaller style and the medal is with a fixed suspender. (£200 - £300)
No. 957 David Patterson had formerly served with the Grenadier Guards and transferred to the RFC in August 1913. The following month he qualified as a Pilot gaining the Aero Certificate 677. He served with 5 Squadron France in 1914 and in 1915 he was appointed a Warrant Officer and was awarded the LSGC Medal in March 1915. He would continue service in the RAF following the end of the War and was listed as the 73rd Senior Warrant Officer in the RAF 1941. He would see out most of the war as an Officer in the RAFVR with the rank of Flight Lieutenant. His full medal entitlement is OBE, 1914 Star, with clasp, BWM, VM, MID, 1939/45 Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Army LS&GC Medal, Army MSM, Belgian Croix de Guerre. His full medal group is known to be now resting in a private collection.
557     Royal Signals attached Honourable Artillery Company 1943 Military Medal group.
Awarded to 2341498 Lance Corporal John Mcaulay Morans, Royal Signals attached to the 11th (HAC) Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery at the Battle of Agira Italy July 1943.. Comprising: Military Medal “L.Cpl R. Signals”, 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star and War Medal. Medals loose, small edge knock to the MM. GC (£1,400 - £1,600)
The recommendation for the Immediate awarded of the Military Medal is dated 27th August 1943 and is signed by Field Marshal Montgomery. “On the 29th July 1943 the Regiment was moving into position in the area Agira to support an attack. In order to get to the position the recce parties had to go along a track which was registered by the enemy and which was being shelled. Certain vehicles were hit and men very badly wounded. Despite the fact that the shelling was still going on and was very accurate L/Cpl Morans with complete disregard for his own safety, went to the spot and gave every succour he could to the wounded, bringing back two of them in his own truck. He then drove his truck back along the same track which was still being shelled and got the men safely and an ADS. For ten minutes L/Cpl Morans was subjected to most accurate shelling and his coolness and bravery was an example to all”. The announcement of the MM appeared in the London Gazette 16th November 1943. At the Battle of Agira, Major General Simonds ordered his four Brigades into the attack. So intense was the German defences and counter attacks, it would take five days to capture the town.
558     Royal Naval Division “Motor Owner Drivers” Section Officer’s Group.
A rare group awarded to Lieutenant George Bennison Royal Marines, attached to the Royal Naval Division. Comprising: 1914 Star, “Temp Lieut G Bennison R.M. Attd R.N. Div”, British War Medal, Victory Medal “Lieut”. Mounted as originally worn. GC (£250 - £300)
Lieutenant George Bennison was one of 50 Volunteer drivers, who were granted Temporary Commissions in the Royal Marines on the 27th September 1914. As the RND was rushed to the defence of Antwerp, there was a desperate need for transportation, and these volunteer drives were rushed overseas, with their cars to aid the stranded RND. As official support units moved into the area, these temporary Officers were released from the service, by June 1915 the Section was no longer in existence. The lack of a unit on the BWM & Victory medal, would indicate possible transfer to the Army. The 1918 Army list shows one Officer of this name serving with the MGC.
559     2nd Bn Royal Irish Regiment Great War POW group.
Awarded to “8335 Cpl E.H. Gerbald R.Ir Regt”, who was taken prisoner during the great German spring offensive of 1918. Comprising: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Defence Medal. All contained in the original forwarding box. ... Accompanied by the following original ephemera: Group photographs, showing inmates and guards of Crossen-on-the Oder POW camp. ... hand painted postcard from the PoW camp, with ink name rank and regiment of Cpl Gerbald to the reverse. ... 1917 16th Irish Division Christmas Card. ... Soldiers Pay Book 1918. Overall GC. (£120 - £150)
Corporal Edward H Gerbald, enlisted on the 29th August 1918, at the age of 25. His paybook, has the last dated entry of the 1st March 1918, indicating capture during the German Offensive. During the Second World War he served with the Civil Defence services and the address to the Defence Medal box, is Romford Essex.
560     Royal Engineers Boer War / Great War group of five.
Awarded to 47903 Farrier Sergeant F. Creed Royal Engineers. Comprising: Queen’s South Africa Medal with four clasps “Cape Colony”, “Paardeberg”, “Johannesburg”, “Belfast” “24668 Sh & C Sth RE” (engraved style naming), King’s South Africa Medal, two clasps “South Africa 1901”, “South Africa 1902” “24668 S & C S Corpl RE”, 1914/15 Star “47903 Far Sjt RE”, British War Medal, Victory Medal “47903 Sgt RE”. Medals loose GC. (£150 - £200)
561     1st Bn Royal West Surrey Regiment Military Medal group.
Awarded to “G-39929 Pte A.E. Moore The Queen’s R”. Comprising: Military Medal “Pte 1/The Queen’s R”, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Special Constabulary Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVIR) “Albert E Moore”. Medals loose GC. (£400 - £500)
London Gazette 17th December 1917 Private Moore came from Crambrook
562     2nd Worcestershire Regiment 1914 Star Group.
Awarded to “7228 Pte. W. Hunt 2/Worc R” Comprising: 1914 Star, with clasp, British War Medal, Victory Medal and Defence Medal. Mounted as originally worn. GC (£100 - £150)
The 2nd Bn Worcestershire Regiment in 1914 formed part of the 3rd Infantry Brigade. At Gheluvelt the Battalion was brought forward from the reserve and their gallant action was responsible for the capture of the town and the restoration of the Allied line. During the attack, the Battalion suffered 187 all rank casualties of their 400 strength.
563     North Nigeria Regiment Africa General Service Medal clasp “N. Nigeria”.
Awarded to “382 Pte. Isseeyn N. Nigeria Regt.” GC. (£80 - £120)
564     North Nigeria Regiment Africa General Service Medal clasp “N. Nigeria 1902”.
Awarded to “1713 Pte. Tafah N.N. Regt.” GC. (£80 - £120)
565     North Nigeria Regiment Africa General Service Medal clasp “N. Nigeria 1903-04”.
Awarded to “234 MGC Adeyemi Oyo N.N. Regt.” GC. (£80 - £120)
566     North Nigeria Regiment two clasp Africa General Service Medal.
Awarded to “2314 Pte. Mama Kano N.N. Regt.”. Bearing the clasps “N. Nigeria 1902”, “N. Nigeria 1903” GC. (£100 - £120)
567     North Nigeria Regiment six clasp Africa General Service Medal.
Awarded to “1544 Pte. Oloshunde N. Nigeria Regt.”. Bearing the clasps “N. Nigeria”, “Aro 1901-1902”, “N. Nigeria 1902”, “N. Nigeria 1903”, “N. Nigeria 1903-04”, “N. Nigeria 1904”. GC (£300 - £400)
Clasp entitlement has been confirmed by the vendor. Bosleys research confirms on leaving the regiment, he was entitled to three clasps. As often happened, it is believed that he joined another unit with which he received the other three clasps. Worthy of further research.
568     Royal Air Force WWII Post War Officer’s group of six.
Awarded to Flight Lieutenant E.M. Stewart. Comprising: 1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, General Service Medal clasp “Brunei” “Flt Lt RAF”, Campaign Service Medal clasp “Borneo” “Flt Lt RAF”. The group is mounted as worn, with the CSM loose. GC ... Accompanied by miniature medals of the first five medals. ... RAF Hockey Medal 1926-27. (£250 - £300)
569     1/8th (Ardwick) Bn Manchester Regiment Gallipoli Casualty.
Awarded to “2511 Pte. A. Routledge Manch R.”. Comprising: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Bronze Memorial Plaque “Archibald Routledge”. Medal loose. GC ... Accompanied by forwarding boxes for medals and card cover for the Memorial Plaque. (£300 - £350)
Private Archibald Routledge died on the 7th August 1915, whilst serving with D Company 1st 8th Battalion.
570     Great War Brother’s Casualty Groups.
The first group was awarded to 187798 Private John Corfield Salter formerly of the Imperial Yeomanry and died on the 21st August 1917, whilst serving with the 27th Bn CEF. Comprising: Queen’s South Africa Medal four clasps “Cape Colony”, “Orange Free State”, “Transvaal”, “South Africa 1901” “28716 Pte. J.C. Salter 51st Coy Imp Yeo”, British War Medal, Victory Medal “187798 Pte. 27-Can Inf”, Bronze Memorial Plaque “John Corfield Salter “, Canadian Memorial Cross “187798 Pte J.C. Salter” (Contained in box of issue). Medals loose GC. ... Brothers Medals awarded to Second Lieutenant Donald Sowerby Salter Royal Garrison Artillery, who died in March 1918. Comprising: British War Medal, Victory Medal “2 Lieut” Bronze Memorial Plaque “Donald Sowerby Salter “ Medals loose. GC (£300 - £400)
Private John Corfield Salter died on the 21st August 1917 and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial. He was born on the 1st April 1879 and his QSA entitlement is confirmed. He served with Paget’s Horse Second Lieutenant Donald Sowerby Salter, died in France on the 22nd, whilst serving with the 126th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. They came from Mickelton Campden Gloucestershire
571     Irish Guards Great War Group.
Awarded to “7745 Pte. P. Collins I.Gds”. Comprising: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal,, Defence Medal, War Medal. Medals loose. GC (£80 - £120)
572     Royal Fusiliers Officer & Canadian CEF Casualty Brothers Groups.
The first group was awarded to Second Lieutenant Arthur Lawrence Hunter, formerly of the Northumberland Fusiliers, Killed whilst serving with the 9th Bn Royal Fusiliers. Comprising: 1914/15 Star “12173 Pte. North’d Fus”, British War Medal and Victory Medal “2 Lieut”. Medals loose accompanied by card boxes. ... The second group was awarded to 925354 L.Sgt Arnold Coltman Hunter, of the 46th Bn CEF. Comprising: British War Medal, Victory Medal, Canadian Memorial Cross “925354 Cpl A.C. Hunter”. Medals loose, campaign medals with forwarding box. Overall GC. (£200 - £300)
Second Lieutenant Arthur Lawrence Hunter died on the 8th August 1918, whilst serving with the 9th Bn Royal Fusiliers in France. Lance Sergeant Arnold Coltman Hunter, died in France on the 29th March 1917, whilst serving with the 46th Bn Saskatchewan CEF
573     Royal Air Force Long Service Group.
Awarded to “572928 F.Sgt R. Tomlinson RAF”.Comprising: Defence Medal, War Medal, General Service Medal, clasp Malaya “F.Sgt RAF”, Royal Air Force Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (EIIR second type) “F.Sgt RAF”. Medals loose GC. (£60 - £80)
574     White Star Shipping Line Officer’s Transport Medal, Great War Medal group.
A scarce group awarded to Commander James Oliver Carter, an Officer of the White Star Line, who served on the sister ships of the RMS Titanic and was an Officer of the Royal Naval Reserve. Comprising: Transport Medal with clasp “S. Africa 1899-1902” “J.O. Carter”, 1914/15 Star “Commr R,N.R.”, British War Medal, Mercantile Marine Medal “James O Carter”, Victory Medal “Commr R,N.R.”. Medals loose. GC Accompanied by a quantity of photocopied research, which gives details and dates of his White Star and RNR service. (£1,350 - £1,500)
James Oliver Carter was born at Derby in 1862 and passed his Masters certificate at Glasgow in 1887. His first ship was the SS Rosedale which he joined on the 20th July 1887. He served onboard a number of the ships of the White Star Line and during the Boer War he was serving as Chief onboard the SS Britannic which was engaged as a Troop Carrier to South Africa. On the 1st May 1912 he was appointed to the SS Cedric and would remain with this ship throughout the Great War leaving her in May 1920. On the 21st October 1914 she completed her last pre war Liverpool to New York cruise under the flag of the White Star Line and was converted into an Armoured Merchant Cruiser, resuming her transatlantic route on the 18th December 1916, when Commander Carter was onboard. On the 13th July she was involved in a collision which resulted in the sinking of a Sailing Vessel. However a more serious collision occurred on the 31st January 1918 when she collided with the Canadian Pacific Ship "Montreal”. The first board of enquiry gave equal blame to both ships, this was later overturned and blame was put onto the Cedric. Seeing out the war, Carter oversaw the refit of the ship, which returned to passenger carrying. On leaving this ship he was appointed to the SS Baltic and left the sea for the final time in August 1920. He passed away on the 28th July 1936.
575     Railway Engineer Africa General Service Medal clasp “Nigeria 1918”
Awarded to “D.Gaskin”. GC (£100 - £150)
Mr Donald Gaskin was a District Engineer of the Nigerian Railway and earned this medal for Railway Services.
576     5th KAR Africa General Service Medal clasp “East Africa 1918”
Awarded to “166 Pte. Jama Guedi 5-KAR”. GC (£140 - £160)
577     RAF Africa General Service Medal clasp “Somaliland 1920”
A rare example. Awarded to “332433 AC 2 C. Riley RAF”. GC (£400 - £600)
578     E.A.A.W. Africa General Service Medal clasp “Kenya”
A good example. Awarded to “AW 330 II Mutuku Kiingyo EAAW”. GC (£50 - £75)
579     KOYLI Africa General Service Medal “Shimber Berris 1914-1915 Unique Officer Casualty.
A regimentally important Officer’s casualty awarded to “Capt. H.W. Symons KOYLI” who was the only Officer of the two campaigns to be killed in action, he died while charging with a detachment of the Somaliland Camel Corps. He was later Mentioned in Despatches. Bearing the clasp “Shimber Berris 1914-1915”. GC (£800 - £1,200)
Captain H.W. Symons of the 1st Bn was attached to the Somaliland Camel Corps, during 1914. It was with this Regiment that he participated in the first campaign against the Dervishes 19th November to 25th November 1914 at Shimber Berris. In Lt Col T.A. Cubitt’s (Officer Commanding) report which appeared in the London Gazette on the 2nd August 1916 he stated. His mounted column of 14 Officers and 520 rank and file consisted of Indian contingents and a party of the Camel Constabulary and left Burao on the 17th November 1914 and arriving at the three forts of Shimber Berris on the 19th without detection of the Dervishes. An attack was mounted on two of the forts, the first quickly captured by Indian Troops. The second Fort was attacked by the Camel Corps, which was heavily defended. The Corps made three charges. “During one of these charges Captain Symons King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry was Killed within a yard of the door.” The British column withdrew and with artillery support captured the forts on the 23rd. Captain Symons is listed as the only Officer Killed on the campaign and his name was listed as deserving Mention. He is not entitled to Great War Medals. He was the son of Lt Col H.C. Symons, formerly of the KOYLI.
580     RAF General Service Medal, clasp “Bomb & Mine Clearance 1945-49”
Awarded to “1103280 Cpl A.R.Reed RAF” GC. (£250 - £300)
581     1847 Naval General Service Medal, clasp “Syria”
A good example awarded to “William Jameson” with single clasp “Syria”. GC (£300 - £400)
William Jameson is confirmed on the Roll as an Able Seaman serving aboard HMS Powerful, an 84 gun ship of the line built at Chatham in 1826, commanded by Captain Charles Napier.
582     Royal Marines Campaign Service Medal clasp “Radfan”
Awarded to “RM 18186 B.K. Blood MNE RM”. GC (£100 - £150)
583     Black Watch Campaign Service Medal clasp “Northern Ireland”
Awarded to “24129648 L/Cpl D.A. Scott BW” One small edge knock. Mounted Court style as worn. GC (£40 - £60)
584     Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Campaign Service Medal three clasps.
A scarce example bearing the clasps “Borneo”, “Malay Peninsula”, “South Arabia” Awarded to “23909368 Pte. H. Bonar A & SH” GC. Top clasp a little bent. (£100 - £150)
585     7th Dragoon Guards General Service Medal clasp “Iraq”
Awarded to “D-24574 Pte. S.J. Strike 7-D. Gds”. Some edge marks GC. (£80 - £120)
586     42nd Highlanders Officer’s Ashantee Medal
A good example with the clasp “Coomassie” awarded to “Lt J.E.A. Harvey 42nd Highds 1873-4” GC. (£400 - £500)
John E. Harvey was appointed a Lieutenant on the 9th September 1871 and appears to have resigned his commission in 1878.
587     Gold Coast Constabulary silver 1900 Ashanti Medal.
A scarce silver example bearing the clasp “Kumassi” awarded to “1586 Pte. Mama Tangari G.C.C.” GC (£250 - £300)
588     Bengal Staff Corps Victorian attributed miniature medal group of three.
Attributed to Edmund Ripon Ommanney BSC. Comprising: China Medal, two clasps “Taku Forts 1860’, “Pekin 1860”, India General Service Medal four clasps “Bhootan”, “Looshai”, “Burma 1885-87”, “Hazara 1888”, Afghanistan Medal. The group is mounted as originally worn and the name is engraved to the suspension bar. GC (£60 - £100)
In 1889 Lt Col Edmund Ripon Ommanney was serving with the 11th Bengal Infantry.
589     89th Foot (2 Royal Irish Fusiliers) Army of India Medal.
A good example bearing the clasp “Ava” Awarded to “J. Keane 89th Foot” The reverse bearing the short hyphen between the dates. GC (£700 - £1,000)
590     Withdrawn - 35th Bengal Infantry Central Africa Medal.
591     British North Borneo Company Medal.
A bronze issue bearing the clasp “Punitive Expeditions”. Unnamed as issued. Near VGC. (£250 - £300)
592     26th Regiment (Cameronians) Abyssinian War Medal.
A good example awarded to “1485 P.Curran 26th Regt.”. Name is embossed to the back. GC (£200 - £220)
593     Abyssinian War miniature medal.
A good period example. Ribbon absent GC. (£30 - £40)
594     Walker’s Rifles two clasp Cape of Good Hope Medal.
Bearing the clasps: “Transkei” , “Basutoland”. Awarded to “Cpl W. Line Walker’s Rifles” Polished some detail loss to the obverse. (£150 - £200)
595     Battle of Isandhlwana Officer’s Casualty Medal.
A fine example of the South Africa “Zulu” Medal bearing the clasp “1879” awarded to “Lieut: Black. 1st Nat Nat Contgt”. Near VGC. (£6,500 - £7,000)
Lieutenant Norman David Black of the 1st Battalion 1st Regiment of the Natal Native Contingent, is confirmed as being one of the 600 Officers and Men of the Regiment present at the Battle of Isandhlwana. An English Officer, his family lived in Lymm in Cheshire, and his name is commemorated on a family Grave Stone in Lymm Churchyard.
596     Ireland. The Service Medal 1917-21.
A good bronze example, unnamed as issued, complete with black and tan ribbon and Celtic design suspension bar. Pin present, hook absent. (£140 - £160)
597     Coldstream Guards Officer’s Crimean War group of Four
A scarce example awarded to Lieutenant Colonel Henry Armytage. Comprising: Crimea Medal, four clasps “Alma”, “Balaklava”, “Inkerman”, “Sebastopol” “Major H. Armytage Cold Gds” (impressed naming), French Legion of Honour (enamel with small chips), Order of Medjidie 5th Class (chips to enamel), Turkish Crimea Medal. Mounted for display, some contact marks to the first medal. The group is accompanied by an original vellum Commission scroll dated 1849, detailing the appointment as Ensign & Lieutenant.... A paper commission appointing to the rank of Lieutenant and Captain, both of the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards.... Also the original document for the Order of Medjidie. Overall GC (£2,200 - £2,500)
Lieutenant Colonel Henry Armytage is confirmed as receiving the medal with four clasps. He resigned his commission in 1858 He was born in 1828, his father had also served as Colonel of the Coldstream Guards. Henry Armytage died in 1901.
598     King’s Home Service Messenger’s badge of office.
A very fine and rare silver and enamel WW2 example by Garrard & Co., bearing London hallmarks for 1942. Within a green enamel oval inscribed “King’s Home Service Messenger”, HM King George VI’s Cypher on a domed silver ground. Stout pin to dished reverse which bears issue number “10”. Complete in its blue velvet and cream silk lined fitted case, the inside lid bearing details of Garrard & Co, Goldsmiths to The King. VGC (£500 - £600)
King’s Messengers on overseas service wore the more familiar greyhound badge of office.
599     Withdrawn - Royal Scots Greys Heavy Brigade Charger’s Crimea Medal Pair.
600     Army Service Corps unusual combination Military Medal group of six.
This group was awarded to Warrant Officer Albert C Sparks, Comprising: Military Medal “T-13202 Sjt-A.S.S.MJR A.C. Sparks 19/Res Pk ASC”, Queen’s South Africa Medal 3 clasps “Relief of Kimberley”, “Paardeberg”, “Driefontein” “13202 Corp ASC”, Africa General Service Medal with clasp “Somaliland 1905-10” “Cpl ASC”, 1914 Star “Sjt ASC”, British War Medal and Victory Medal “W.O. Cl I ASC”. GC (£1,000 - £1,250)
Warrant Officer Albert C Sparks London Gazette entry for the Military Medal appeared on the 13th March 1918. He landed in France on the 5th October 1914.
601     5th Dragoon Guards Officer’s Military General Service Medal.
A fine and scarce two clasp example “Toulouse”, “Vittoria” awarded to “F.G. Bradshaw, Lieut 5th Dgn Gds”. Slight wear to the clasps otherwise near VGC. (£1,800 - £2,000)
Lieutenant Francis Green Bradshaw was appointed Ensign in the 61st Foot 1804, transferred to the 87th Regiment with the rank of Lieutenant in December 1805. On the 16th March 1807 he transferred to the 5th Dragoon Guards. In 1819, now serving with the 52nd Foot he was placed onto the half pay list.
602     Poland. WW2 Monte Cassino Cross with award 2nd Corps certificate.
A good bronze example awarded to a member of the 5th Kresowa Infantry Division, the reverse numbered 16542 together with 1945 dated 2nd Polish Corps certificate awarding the Cross with this number to Leon Lemanski. GC ... Together with tunic ribbon bearing “Monte Cassino” emblem ... miniature Monte Cassino Cross with enamelled ribbon. (4 items) (£80 - £120)
603     GvR Military Cross in case of issue.
A fine example housed in its cream velvet lined fitted purple case of issue, the lid embossed with gold Crown. Medal GC, lid of case AF. (£200 - £300)
604     RAMC General Service Medal clasp “Arabian Peninsula”
Awarded to “23167162 Cpl. D.G. Paull RAMC”. GC (£40 - £60)
605     Royal Navy Long Service group of three.
Awarded to “JX 909254 A. Pollard AB HMS Bellerophon”. Comprising: Naval General Service Medal clasp “Near East” “A.B. R.N.”, Campaign Service Medal clasp “Malay Peninsula” “A.B. R.N.”, Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (EIIR) “A.B. HMS Bellerophon”. Medals loose GC. (£160 - £200)
606     Naval General Service Medal clasp “Yangtze 1949” Group.
Comprising: 1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, Burma Star, War Medal, Naval General Service Medal clasp “Yangtze 1949”. Awarded to “C/KK 95192 E. Groves Mech 1 R.N.” (official correction to number). Mounted for display. GC (£300 - £400)
The recepient is believed to have served on HMS London.
607     3rd Hussars three clasp Queen’s South Africa Medal.
Awarded to “4278 Pte. C.Dyke 3rd Hussars” bearing the clasps ”Orange Free State”, “Transvaal”, “South Africa 1902” GC. (£80 - £120)
608     73rd Bengal Native Infantry Officer’s Sutlej & Punjab Medal Pair.
Awarded to Captain R. Crosse of the 73rd Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry Comprising Army of the Sutlej Medal Moodkee 1845 reverse and complete with Ferozeshuhur and Sobraon clasps. “Ensign 73rd Regt NI”, Punjab Medal “Lieut 73rd Bengal N.I”. Medals loose GC. (£1,000 - £1,500)
Robert Crosse was appointed a Lt in the 71st N I in October 1846. He does not appear in the Indian Army List of 1855.
609     50th (or Queen’s Own) Regiment. New Zealand Medal.
An undated example awarded to ?194 J. Willis 50 Regt?. GC one deep edge knock (£250 - £300)
Confirmed on the Roll
610     1st West Indies Regiment three clasp East & West Africa Medal.
Awarded to “179 Pte. C.N.Baker 1/ W.I.Rgt” bearing the clasps ‘1892”, “1893-94”, “Sierra Leone 1898-99” GC. (£300 - £400)
611     Royal Niger Constabulary Officer’s East & West Africa Medal.
A scarce example awarded to “Capt P.A. Legg Rl. Niger Constby”. Bearing the clasp “1898”. GC (£250 - £300)
612     2nd West Indies Regiment East & West Africa Medal.
Awarded to “3228 Pte. F.Turner 2/WIR”. Bearing the clasp “Sierra Leone 1898-99”. GC Regimental number and name re-engraved. (£80 - £120)
613     Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Bugler North West Canada Medal.
This example was awarded to “Bugler G.C. Brown QOR”. GC (£200 - £300)
614     1st Royal Irish Regiment Egypt Medal.
An undated example with clasp “The Nile 1884-85” awarded to “2685 Pte. P.Gorman 1/Rl Ir Regt” GC. (£120 - £160)
615     66th (Berkshire) Regiment Maiwand Casualty Afganistan Medal.
Awarded to “B/1310 Pte.A. Basden 66th Foot” GC. Polished. (£1,000 - £1,500)
At the Battle of Maiwand the 66th Foot stood their ground against overwhelming odds. So depleted was the Battalion, that the remaining few men rushed the Afghans and engaged in hand to hand fighting. By the end of the day the Regiment had suffered 10 Officers and 272 Other Ranks Killed.
616     Cape Mounted Riflemen South African Zulu War Medal.
A good example. Awarded to “Brander Jacobs Cape Md Riflemen”. GC (£150 - £175)
617     10th (North Lincoln) Regiment Punjab Medal.
This example bears the clasp “Mooltan”. Awarded to “John Down 10th Foot”. GC (£300 - £400)
618     1st Bn Royal Fusiliers Tibet / Great War group of five.
A rare combination, awarded to: L-6430 Colour Sergeant T.H. Mayhew. Comprising: Tibet Silver medal with clasp “Gyantse” “6480 L.Cpl. T. Mayhew 1st Bn Rl Regt Fuslrs”, 1914/15 Star “Sjt R.Fus”, British War Medal, Victory Medal “C.Sjt R.Fus”, Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (GVR Field Marshal bust) “C.Sjt R.Fus”. GC (£600 - £800)
619     67th Foot two clasp Afghanistan Medal
Awarded to “1932 Lce Corpl P.Callaghan 67th Foot” bearing the clasps “Charasia”, “Kabul”. GC (£200 - £300)
620     12th Bn Essex Regiment Officer’s 1st Day of the Somme Casualty and Bothers group.
Two groups awarded to brothers both Officers who tragically died within 12 days of each other. Comprising: group awarded to Lieutenant Archibald Milne Middleditch 12th Bn Essex Regiment. 1914/15 Star “Lt Essex R”, British War Medal, Victory Medal “Lieut”. Near VGC. ... Accompanied by medals awarded to Second Lieutenant Arnold Warden Middleditch of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Comprising: British War Medal and Victory Medal “2 Lieut”. Near VGC. The medals are loose and accompanied by forwarding boxes. These with age damage. (£400 - £600)
Lieutenant Archibald Milne Middleditch 12th Bn Essex Regiment was Killed in Action on the 1st July 1916. He hand landed in France in October 1915. He was born in Bury St Edmunds and his family lived in Bolton Street Piccadilly London. He was educated at Merchant Taylors School and St Paul’s. His brother died of wounds on the 19th June 1916 and is buried in New Southgate Cemetery. His Medal Index Card shows that only the British War Medal and Victory Medal were issued
621     Welsh Guards 1917 Casualty pair.
British War Medal and Victory Medal awarded to “3738 Pte. H.Culshaw W.Gds” Near VGC. Accompanied by forwarding box and letter. (£100 - £150)
Guardsman Harold Culshaw was born and enlisted in Liverpool. He was Killed in Action whilst serving with the 1st Battalion in France & Flanders on the 12th October 1917.
622     Great War Officer’s Medals
British War Medal and Victory Medal Awarded to “2 Lieut D.J. Ball” Complete with forwarding boxes. (£30 - £60)
Attributed to Second Lieutenant D.J. Ball of the RGA, commissioned in June 1917. This is the only Officer with this name to appear in the 1918 Army List.
623     Royal Air Force Waziristan 1925 India General Service Medal.
Awarded to “326587 LAC H. McNiel RAF”. Comprising: India General Service Medal, with clasp “Waziristan 1925”, Defence Medal. GC Medals loose. (£500 - £600)
The vendor states that when LAC McNiel was discharged from the RAF he worked in the aircraft industry. Apply to the RAF in 1940 he was refused and gained the Defence Medal, for Civil Defence duties. Confirmed on the medal Roll
624     Withdrawn - Somerset Light Infantry Afghanistan 1919 Officer’s Pair.
625     British South Africa Police British South Africa Company Medal Pair.
Awarded to Sergeant P.C. Talbot, who later went on to serve with the Natal Police during the Boer War, Comprising: British South Africa Police Medal embossed to the reverse “Mashonaland 1897”, “434 Sgt BSAP”, Queen’s South Africa Medal, three clasps “Tugela Heights”, “Relief of Ladysmith”, “Belfast”. ‘2178 Tpr Natal Police” Medals loose GC. (£300 - £400)
626     Great War Mercantile Marine group of three.
Awarded to “John W. Boddy”. Comprising: British War Medal, Mercantile Marine Medal, Chichester Training Medal, for three years at sea, named to J.W. Boddy. GC (£40 - £60)
627     Great Indian Peninsula Railway Regiment Volunteer Long Service Medal.
A George V example awarded to “Pte. W.J. Wellman G.I.P.Ry.A.F.I.”. Impressed naming mounted as originally worn as a single medal. GC (£40 - £60)
628     5th Gurkha Rifles India General Service Medal 1854 Bronze issue
Bearing the clasp “Waziristan 1894-5” awarded to “Dooly Bearer Sagala 1st Bn 5th Gurkha Rifles” GC. (£80 - £120)
629     Commissariat & Transport Depot India General Service Medal Bronze issue
Bearing two clasps “Punjab Frontier 1897-98”, “Tirah 1897-98”. Awarded to “209 Dooly Bearer Seab Mebi Ramsaurny C T Depot” GC. (£80 - £120)
630     Commissariat & Transport Depot India General Service Medal Bronze issue.
Bearing the clasp “Punjab Frontier 1897-98”. Awarded to “272 Dooly Bearer Elhela Asha Bayee C T Depot” GC. (£60 - £80)
631     Supply & Transport Corps 1904 Tibet Bronze Medal.
Awarded to “Cooly Amrit Sunuar S & T Corps”. GC (£40 - £60)
632     WWI 1st Lahore Labour Corps Bronze War Medal.
Awarded to “270 Cooly Ram Lall 1 Lahore labour Cps.” GC (£60 - £80)
633     Army Hospital Native Corps India General Service Medal 1854 Bronze issue
Bearing the clasp “Chin-Lushai 1889-90” awarded to “322 Cook Anthony Spriah Army Hospt Native Corps” Medals has been cleaned, edge knocks and suspension a little loose (£80 - £120)
634     Royal Naval Reserve Decoration.
A fine George V example, the reverse engraved bearing hallmarks for London 1922. Near VGC. Contained in original Garrard & Co. leather and velvet lined case. (£80 - £120)
635     Royal Marines Messina Earthquake Medal Pair.
Awarded to 8802 Private Ernest Howell Royal Marines. Comprising: Queen’s South Africa Medal, single clasp “Cape Colony” “Pte. RM HMS Monarch”, Messina Earthquake Medal (unnamed as issued). Medals loose. GC edge knocks to second medal. (£250 - £300)
Private Ernest Howell enlisted into the Royal Marines in 1896. He joined HMS Monarch in November 1899. At the time of the Messina Earthquake he was serving onboard HMS Exmouth. He was discharged as medically unfit for duty on the 12th August 1914. His medal entitlement is confirmed on the accompanying copy of his service papers.
636     Royal Navy Paymaster Lieutenant BWM & Victorian LS&GC Medal pair.
Awarded to Paymaster Lieutenant Alfred Henry Meek. Comprising: British War Medal “Payr Lt RN”, Victorian Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal “A.H. Meek CH Writer HMS Antelope”. Medals loose GC. (£80 - £120)
Lieutenant Alfred Henry Meek joined the Royal Navy in 1885 and was rated as a Writer Class 3. He held various posts including Chief Writer in HMS Hood during 1903. He was appointed assistant Warrant Writer in 1910. His BWM entitlement is confirmed. He died in December 1934
637     1st Bn 17th Foot Afghanistan War Medal.
Good example awarded to “27B/201 Pte. J. Malling 1/17th Regt” with clasp “Ali Musjid”. GC (£150 - £200)
638     Leicestershire Regiment 1936 India General Service Medal.
Bearing the clasp “North West Frontier 1937-39”. Awarded to “4857037 Pte. F. Nolan Leic. R.” GC. Edge knocks. (£60 - £100)
639     Leicestershire Regiment 1936 India General Service Medal.
Bearing the clasp “North West Frontier 1937-39”. Awarded to “4857294 Pte. W. Houghton Leic. R.” GC. (£60 - £100)
640     Leicestershire Regiment 1936 India General Service Medal. Far East POW.
Bearing the clasp “North West Frontier 1937-39”. Awarded to “554909 Pte. E.J. Knighton Leic. R.” GC. (£120 - £150)
Pte. E.J. Knighton is confirmed as a Far East POW and was repatriated in August 1945.
641     Leicestershire Regiment 1936 India General Service Medal. Long Service Group.
Awarded to “4856817 L/Cpl L.N. Cain Liec.R.” Comprising: India General Service Medal, clasp “North West Frontier 1937-39”, 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Regular Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal “Sgt R. Leicesters. Medals loose. GC (£150 - £200)
Please note the initials on the IGS are “L.N”. and “N.B.” on the L.S.G.C. Regimental number and surname are the same on both.
642     Leicestershire Regiment 1936 India General Service Medal.
Bearing the clasp “North West Frontier 1937-39”. Awarded to “4858207 L/Cpl. D. Eagan Leic. R.” GC. Official correction to the rank. (£60 - £100)
643     17th Foot Officer’s Crimea Medal clasp “Sebastopol”.
Awarded to “Capt D.L. Colthurst 17th Regt”. Impressed naming, some edge and surface contact marks. (£250 - £300)
Lieutenant Colonel David Latouche Colthurst was appointed an Ensign of the 17th Foot in 1847, Lieutenant 1848 and Captain 1852. He is confirmed as serving with the Regiment in the Crimea and was present at the siege of Sebastopol from December 1854 and during the attack on the Redan on the 18th June 1855. He returned to England in August 1855. Remaining with the Regiment he was appointed Major in 1860 and retired from the Army as Lieutenant Colonel of the 20th Foot in 1869. He later became MP for County Cork.
644     Essex Regiment India General Service Medal
Bearing the clasp “North West Frontier 1930-31” Awarded to “5999856 Pte. P. Humm Essex R” Edge knocks GC. (£40 - £60)
645     44th (E Essex) Foot three clasp Military General Service Medal.
Awarded to “Patk Littleton 44th Foot” bearing the clasps “Fuentes D’Onor”, “Badajoz”, “Salamanca”. GC (£800 - £1,000)
Patterick Littleton’s clasp entitlement is confirmed. Only 42 clasp Fuentes D’Onor were awarded to the 44th Foot.
646     Commiserate & Transport Department Khedive’s Sudan Medal Native Bronze issue.
Awarded to “26 Dooly Bearer Mote Kohli C.T. Dept.” (£60 - £100)
647     1st Bombay Lancers Queen’s Sudan Medal Native Bronze Issue.
Awarded to “Syce Ramdhin 1st Bo Lancers”. Old lacquer now peeling to parts otherwise GC. (£150 - £200)
648     1860 New Zealand Medal.
An undated example RENAMED to “Sergt T Ryan RMLI” GC edge knocks. (£100 - £150)
Please note medal renamed.
649     Crimea Medal.
Unnamed as issued. GC Slight edge knocks. (£50 - £75)
650     Turkish Crimea Medal. British Issue
Unnamed as issued. GC (£40 - £60)
651     Turkish Crimea Medal. Sardinian Issue
Unnamed as issued. GC (£40 - £60)
652     4th Bn Royal Northumberland Fusiliers Territorial Efficiency Medal.
A George V Crowned head example, awarded to “4263110 Fsr. J. Simpson 4-R. North’d Fus”. GC edge knocks. (£30 - £50)
653     Queen’s Korea Medal.
Awarded to “34158 Gnr T.S. Hau” Edge knocks GC. (£75 - £100)
654     Royal Navy, Naval General Service Medal clasp “Persian Gulf 1909-14”
Awarded to “226301 G.A. Jones AB HMS Fox”. GC Edge knock. (£80 - £120)
655     Officer’s Great War Medals.
British War Medal and Victory Medal awarded to “2 Lieut W.F. Davies”. GC mounted as originally worn as individual medals. (£50 - £75)
Attributed to Lieutenant W.F. Davies. of the South Wales Borderers. No other Officer appears in the 1918 Army List or is listed as a casualty.
656     Royal Army Medical Corps. Boer War Casualty Medal.
A good example of the Queen’s South Africa Medal, bearing the clasps “Relief of Ladysmith”, awarded to “10314 Pte. A Silvester RAMC”. Ghost dates to the reverse. GC (£180 - £220)
657     1798 Davison’s Nile Medal in gilt bronze.
A scarce example issued to Petty Officers who were present at the Great Victory on 1st August 1798. The obverse depicts the figure of peace caressing a shield embossed with a portrait of Lord Nelson. The reverse is decorated with a scene of the British Fleet at Aboukir Bay. The edge bears an inscription from Alexander Davison. GC (£400 - £600)
658     56th (W.Essex) Regiment of Foot Crimea Medal.
Bearing the clasp Sebastopol. Crudely named to “3487 William Bridger 56th Regt” Edge knocks. (£75 - £100)
659     16th Lancers Officer’s Sutlej Medal
This is a RENAMED example. Awarded to Lieut W. Orme 16th Lancers (impressed). Army of the Sutlej Medal Aliwal, 1846 reverse. GC (£150 - £200)
Please note medal renamed.
660     Royal Navy Victorian Long Service Medal & Great War group.
An unusual combination comprising: 1914/15 Star “P.O.2 RN”, British War Medal, Victory Medal, MID “PO 1 RN”, Victorian Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal “Boatman HM Coast Guard”. Awarded to 116236 Petty Officer James Croxford Lilley The group is mounted as originally worn. GC (£120 - £150)
Petty Officer James Croxford Lilley enlisted into the Royal Navy in 1882. The MID is confirmed 16th July 1917. At this time he was serving onboard HMS Attentive a scout cruiser
661     Selection of Police Medals.
Comprising: 1887 Metropolitan Police Medal with 1897 clasp “PC C. Beazer R. Divn. GC ... Metropolitan Police 1902 Coronation Medal “PC J Chandler N Div”. ... Metropolitan Police 1911 Coronation Medal “PC F. Cobley”. ... Police Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (GVIR) “Const Frederick C Cook”. ... National Fire Brigades Association Bronze Long Service Medal, with “Ten Years” clasp “Alfred Smith”. ... Fire Brigade Long Service Medal (EIIR) “Sub Offr James A McLarty”. Overall GC (6 items) (£40 - £60)
662     British Empire Medal.
An Elizabeth II Civil Division example awarded to “John Gordon Lyon” in case of issue. GC Case with age wear. (£50 - £75)
Awarded on the 1st January 1962 as Works Technical Officer III Torry Research Station Department of Science & Industrial Research
663     1917 Chatham Docks Imperial Service Medal.
This George V example is named to the reverse “James Robinson”. Contained in original leather and velvet lined case. Accompanied by original certificate dated 13th September 1917 for services at the Dockyard at Chatham. GC (£50 - £100)
664     1917 Morecambe Shell Filling Factory Explosion Silver Edward Medal for Gallantry group.
Awarded to Fireman Thomas Tattersall, formerly of the Royal Field Artillery, who had been wounded on the 1st July 1916. Comprising: Silver Edward Medal “Thomas Tattersall”, 1914/15 Star “RFA”, British War Medal, Victory Medal “W-5592 Gnr RA”. Group mounted for display, Edward Medal complete with leather case. The group is accompanied by a large quantity of detailed research. (£7,000 - £8,000)
Only 25 Silver Edward Medals were awarded. The Recommendation: “Fireman Thomas Tattersall This man went direct to the upstairs portion of 6 C.Melt where the fire originated, and endeavoured himself, to put it out. He was unable to do so and then went for assistance and continued using fire hoses and extinguishers on this building until the first explosion. His conduct throughout was distinguished by extraordinary bravery”. Thomas Tattersall was born in 1899 and at the start of the Great War was working as a Clark in a Cotton Mill. Volunteering for service in September 1915 he joined the RFA and embarked for France on Christmas Day 1915. On the 1st July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, he was wounded receiving gunshot wounds to the left arm, right leg and head. He returned to the UK and was discharged on the 26th April 1917. He was then appointed a Fireman at the No. 13 National Shell Filling Factory White Lund near Morecambe in Lancashire. On the evening of the 1st October 1917 a fire broke out resulting in explosions said to have been heard in Lancaster, Preston and Blackpool. At one stage shells could be seen flying into the night sky. The group comes with a large amount of research, indicating that originally Thomas Tattersall was recommended for the Albert Medal. It appears that no conclusionas to the start of the fire was reached, however it was narrowed down to have been started either by deliberate sabotage, most probably by an Irish Activist, or by a discarded cigarette. Thomas Tattersall had been warned for smoking and taking naps in and around the TNT store. Amongst the reports, there is one making a strong case that Tattersall felt that his character had been bought into question following a warning and he could have started the fire himself, intending to quickly douse the fire and show all that he was in fact a conscientious, reliable and able Fireman. This was only a suggestion. Thomas Tattersall was presented with his medal by King George V during December 1918.
665     Royal Artillery two clasp Military General Service Medal.
This example bears the clasps “Vittoria” and “St Sebastian”. Awarded to “J. King Gunner R.Arty”. The medal has been broached at some time and faint marks can be seen to the reverse. Suspender and clasps believed to be replaced. Some edge knocks. (£600 - £800)
666     90th (Perthshire Volunteers) boxed Zulu War Medal pair of medals.
Awarded to “871 Sergt J. Howton 90th Foot”. Comprising: South Africa Medal bearing the clasp” 1877-8-9” “871 Sergt 90th Foot”, Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal “871 Sergt 90th Foot”. GC Both medals are complete with original boxes of issue with ink name and Regiment’s details. Original ribbons. (£1,100 - £1,200)
The 90th Foot, were present at the Battle of Ulundi
667     49th (Hertfordshire) Regiment of Foot Crimean Distinguished Conduct Medal casualty pair.
A rare pair awarded to Color Sergeant William Grundy DCM who died of wounds sustained in the attack on the Quarries before Sebastopol. Comprising: Distinguished Conduct Medal “Serjt Wm Grundy 49th Regt”, Crimea Medal two clasps “Alma”, “Inkermann” “Color Serjt 49th Regt” (impressed naming). Fitted into an original leather and velvet lined case. GC Official correction to “D” of Grundy. (£4,000 - £4,500)
The DCM is believed to have been awarded for gallantry during the assault on the Quarries. Colour Sergeant William Grundy enlisted into the 49th at Liverpool in 1841. He would see service in Hong Kong, Singapore, India and Ireland before embarking with the Regiment to the Crimea in April 1854 with the rank of Sergeant. He joined the camp before Sebastopol in January 1855 and was promoted to Colour Sergeant on the 1st April 1855. The 49th formed part of the 2nd Brigade Light Division. On the evening of the 6th June the British Artillery commenced a bombardment on Russian positions. The following day the 7th June. the exchange of artillery continued and in the evening to the surprise of the Russians the Light Division attacked the Quarries before the Redan. Caught by surprise by this late in the day attack, the Russian gave some resistance but the positions were quickly taken. Throughout the evening repeated Russian attacks and skirmishes entailed heavy casualties to both sides. Colour Sergeant Grundy was wounded and died on the 19th as a result of his wounds. His name appeared in the casualty listings, which appeared in the Times on the 26th June 1855
668     The Medals of Major General Arthur Le Grand Jacob CB, CMG, CBE, CIE, DSO.
An impressive group of 14, including a DSO awarded for the Meken Expedition 1898, for which no campaign medal was awarded. Comprising: Companion of the Order of Bath neck badge, Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George next badge, Commander of the British Empire (Military Division) neck badge, Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire neck badge. Distinguished Service Order (VRI), Indian General Service Medal, clasp “Waziristan 1901-02” “Captn A Le G Jacob DSO S.Waz. Militia”, 1914/15 Star “Lt. Col. I.A. attd 106 / Pionrs”, British War Medal, Victory Medal, MID “Col.”, General Service Medal clasp Iraq “Brig Gen “, India General Service Medal clasp “Waziristan 1921-24” “Maj Gen”, Delhi Durbar 1911, George V Jubilee Medal, George VI Coronation Medal. The Orders are cased and the breast medals remain mounted as originally worn. GC (£5,800 - £6,500)
Major General Arthur Le Grand Jacob CB., CMG., CBE., CIE., DSO. commenced his military career when he entered Sandhurst in 1884. He was then commissioned into the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment and embarked to join his new Regiment at Quetta India. In 1887 he transferred to the Indian Army and joined the 30th Bombay Infantry as a Wing Officer. In September 1890 along with his Regiment he took part in the Zhob Field Force expedition under the command of Major General Sir George White VC. He was appointed Adjutant of the Regiment and in 1895 passed the examination for employment on Regimental and General Staff Duties, for this he received a special mention. In 1897 he was appointed a Captain and was to officiate as a Wing Commander in his Regiment. In 1898 his Regiment participated in the Mekan Expedition. The Key Valley was a disputed area and following the attack on an Indian Government Survey Team, the Army moved against the rebel tribes. On the 23rd January 2,000 tribesmen faced the British Force. Captain Jacob was ordered to take 50 rifles to turn the left flank of the enemy. The enemy offered stout resistance and it was several hours before they showed any sign of wavering and were finally completely defeated with seven of the eight chiefs being killed. The enemy leader Kahn Nausherwani was killed by a bullet from Jacob’s revolver during a desperate late charge of the rebels. Captain Jacob was wounded and had a lucky escape when a bullet was deflected by the whistle on his pouch belt. For this action Jacob was awarded the DSO and received a Mention. In 1900 he was appointed Second in Command of the newly raised South Waziristan Militia and with this force took part in operations in 1901 and 1902 during the Mahsud suppression and blockade. He participated in a number operations on the Frontier. At the outbreak of the Great War with the rank of Lt Col he was on leave in England and was imminently recalled to his Regiment, the 106th Hazara Pioneers. In May 1915 he was ordered to Persia to suppress disturbances caused by German agents. Returning to India following successful operations he was appointed a General Staff Officer of the 4th (Quetta ) Division. In March 1917 a new appointment as Assistant Adjutant and Quarter Master General at Base of the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force. In 1918 with the rank of Colonel he was appointed ADC to King George V and in March 1919, was given the Temporary rank of Brigadier General . A year later he was again on leave in England awaiting his next posting, when the Arab Rebellion broke out. He was again recalled to India and given command of the 74th Brigade part of the 6th Division which was rushed from India to Persia. Whilst in command his men fought a number of engagements with the Arabs. Following the putting down of the Rebellion Jacob’s Brigade was disbanded and he returned to India to take up the post of Commander of the Lahore Brigade Area, now with the rank of Major General. In November 1922 he took command of the volatile Kohat District and commanded the Razmak Field Force, for which he would gain his last campaign medal and a further MID. His final military appointment was Commander in Chief Waziristan District on the 19th October 1924 until his retirement in November 1926. Returning to England he passed away in 1942. The CB was awarded in 1923, CMG June 1918, CBE 1924 in connection with operations in Waziristan. CIE 1907 in connection with services with the Waziristan Militia.
669     Unusual Territorial Force Nursing Service Medal
This example conforms to the normal pattern, but has the additional scroll to the base which is more usually found on the Territorial Army Nursing Service Medal. Complete with original J.R. Gaunt case. (£30 - £40)
670     1st Bn South Staffordshire Regiment Egypt “Kirbekan” Medal.
An undated example bearing two clasps “The Nile 1884-85”, “Kirbekan” RENAMED to “No. 359 Pte. M. Doherty 1/S.Staff Regt”. GC (£100 - £150)
Please note medal renamed.
671     1st Bn Lincolnshire Regiment Queen’s Sudan Medal
RENAMED to “3558 Pte. E. J. Brown 1/Lin R”. GC Edge knock. (£50 - £75)
Please note medal renamed.
672     Khedive’s Sudan Medal clasp “Nyima”
Unnamed as issued GC. (£80 - £120)
673     Mandalay Military Police India General Service 1854 Medal
A scarce example awarded to “527 Sepoy Mihan Singh Mandalay Mily Police Bn” bearing two clasps “Burma 1885-7”, “Burma 1887-89”. Top clasp affixed crudely, slight edge knocks GC. (£100 - £120)
The Mandalay Military Police formed a Battalion of the Burma Police.
674     6th Foot 1855 Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal.
Awarded to “James Gane 6th Foot 1855” The medal is in poor condition having been brooched and edge knocked. (£50 - £100)
675     2nd Punjab Infantry India General Service Medal Bronze issue
Bearing the clasp “Punjab Frontier 1897-98”. GC (£60 - £80)
676     Supply & Transport Corps 1904 Tibet Bronze Medal.
Awarded to “Cooly Ramdin Barran S & T Corps”. GC (£40 - £60)
682     Two Indian Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medals.
Both are George VI examples. Awarded to “A6882 NK Abdul Rehman ISC” GC. ... “9189 Gnr Khuda Yar 23 Mtn R RA” Gc (2 items) (£40 - £60)
683     Khedive Star 1882 and 1884-6.
Both in Good Condition. The 1882 Star with the number 2505 stamped to the reverse. (2 items) (£50 - £75)
684     Army Catering Corps TAVR Efficiency Medal.
Awarded to “23997161 Cpl A. Nisbet ACC” GC. ... Accompanied by a Territorial Efficiency Medal (GVIR), with second award clasp (GVIR). Awarded to “2212984 Sjt C.J. Cooper RE”. GC (2 items) (£50 - £100)
685     Royal Canadian Air Force Long Service & Good Conduct Medal and another.
A scarce George VI example awarded to “1527 WO 1 H.H. Ordidge” GC. .... Accompanied by an Elizabeth II RAF Long & Good Conduct Medal awarded to “523395 Sgt J.N. Harley RAF” GC (2 items) (£80 - £100)
The RCAF LSGC is identical to the RAF LSGC but does not include RAF to the naming. Warrant Officer Ordidge was Mentioned in Despatches on the 1st January 1945.
686     1918 Royal Navy HMS Opal casualty trio and plaque.
Awarded to J41766 Able Seaman F.G. Cowling Royal Navy who was killed aboard HMS Opal. Comprising: 1914/15 Star “Ord RN”, British War Medal, Victory Medal “A.B. RN”, Bronze Memorial Plaque “Francis Gill Cowing”. GC Mounted into a frame for display. (£150 - £200)
Able Seaman Francis Gill Cowing was killed on the 12th January 1918, when HMS Opal collided with HMS Narborough during a violent snow storm off the coast of South Ronaldsay, One one seaman from both ships survived.
687     Two Miniature Medal Groups.
The first comprising: OBE, MC, 1914/15 Star, BWM, VM, MID, Defence Medal, War Medal, TD, Belgium Croix de Guerre. Mounted Court Style as originally worn. GC ... Accompanied by a second group: DSO, OBE, 1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, France & Germany clasp, Burma Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, MID, Korean Medal, UN Korea, 1953 Coronation Medal, US Silver Star. Mounted Court Style as originally worn GC. (£40 - £60)
688     WWII Middlesex Regiment POW Group
Comprising: 1939/45 Star, Italy Star, War Medal. Accompanied by a pair of British identity tags “6856062 Carroll”. One tag attached to halve of a British POW Tag Stalag IVB 278379. GC Medals loose. ... Accompanied by a full POW tag for Oflag DE 2326. GC (£50 - £75)
Private W. Carroll served with the Middlesex Regiment, his service number and POW number is confirmed on the Roll of POW's
689     Selection of British Medals.
Comprising: 1914 Star “68918 Gnr F. Gregory RFA” (Died 4/11/1914). ... Two British War Medals “63611 Pte. H. Wilson RAMC”, “90811 Gnr G. Scott RA”. ... Mercantile Marine Medal :”John E. Fridlund”. ... Special Constabulary Medal GVR “Joseph Marriage”. ... 1939/45 Star. ... Italy Star. ... Defence Medal. ... War Medal. ... Two Imperial Service Medals GVR “George Morrison”. ... EIIR “Thomas Lewis Hagley”. ... Accompanied by a German 1914-1918 Honour Cross with swords. Overall GC (12 items) (£60 - £100)
Gunner F. Gregory died on the 4th November 1914 whilst serving with 80th Bty 15 Brigade Royal Artillery.
690     Selection of Great War Royal Engineers Medals.
Comprising: Three Pairs of The British War Medal and Victory Medal. ... Four single British War Medals. Overall GC. (£50 - £100)
All medals are awarded to Other Rank’s and none are believed to be Great War Casualties.
691     Three examples of the General Service Medal “S.E. Asia 1945-46”.
Awarded to “7256 Sep Harchand Singh 2 Patial Infy”. ... “10880 Sep Gurdial Singh MG Bn Dogra R.”. ... “14381 Sep Sant Singh MG Bn Dogra R.”. Overall condition is good, few edge knocks. (£60 - £80)
692     Three WWII South African Medal groups.
The first group comprising: 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Africa Service Medal. all named “278704 J.C.M. Dick”. Mounted as worn. GC ... 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, War Medal, Africa Service Medal, “C168566 C Meyer”. Mounted as worn GC. ... 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Africa Service Medal. all named “123791 W.C. Quayle” Medals loose. GC (£50 - £100)
693     Selection of Royal Naval Reserve Long Service Medals.
Comprising: Royal Naval Reserve Medal (GVR) “1337 V.N. Thompson STO RNR” GC. ... Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (GVIR) “1718 A.J. Snaith CPO WTR RNVR”. GC ... Royal Fleet Reserve (GVR) “J 44495 (CH. B. 21039) C. Cooke AB RFR”. GC some edge rubbing. ... Royal Naval Reserve (GVR Admiral bust) “D.2109 N.J. Trannack Sean RNR” GC. (4 items) (£60 - £100)
694     Indian Army. Three examples of the General Service Medal “Iraq’
Awarded to” “2511 Naik Fatteh Haider Shah 1-69-Punjabis”. ... “53 Hvl Dr Mela Singh 3-23-Inf.” Edge knocks. ... “2770 Sepoy Dost Mohd 2-89-Punjabis” Overall GC. (3 items) (£80 - £120)
695     Indian Army Two Examples of the 1937 India General Service Medal,
The first example bearing the clasp: “North West Frontier 1936-37”, Awarded to “11387 Spr Bagh Ali R.B. S&M”. GC ... Second example bearing the clasp ““North West Frontier 1937-39”, Awarded to “16157 Sep Ghulam 5-11 Sikh R”. GC (2 items) (£40 - £60)
696     5th Bn 12th Frontier Force Rifles India General Service Medal, pair.
Awarded to “11503 Sep Atta Khan 5-12 F.F.R.”. Comprising: India General Service Medal bearing the clasps: “Mohmand 1933”, “North West Frontier 1935”, India General Service Medal, bearing the clasp “North West Frontier 1936-37” . Medals loose GC. (£80 - £120)
697     Royal Highlanders Black Watch, Boer War Medals.
Comprising: Queen’s South Africa Medal, with two clasps “Cape Colony”, Orange Free State” Awarded to “4668 Pte. T. Lynch 2nd Rl Highldrs”. ... Accompanied by a King’s South Africa Medal bearing the clasps “South Africa 1901”, “South Africa 1902” Awarded to “3201 Pte. D. Addison Rl Highrs”. Both medals have been lacquered some contact marks to edge GC. (£60 - £100)
698     Two Great War Bronze Memorial Plaques.
The first named to “George Watson”. The second example named to “John Fulton”. The latter with card cover GC (2 items) (£50 - £75)
699     Member of the British Empire group & WWII Group.
Two medal groups comprising: Breast Badge of a Member of the British Empire (Military Division No hallmark), Defence Medal and War Medal. Mounted as originally worn. GC ... Accompanied by a second group: 1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, “France & Germany” clasp, Africa Star “North Africa 1942-43”, “Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, MID. Mounted as originally worn. GC (2 groups) (£50 - £100)
700     Selection of Leicestershire Regiment Great War Medals.
Comprising Victory Medal “8943 Cpl. J.J. Clarke” (Casualty). ... 1914/15 Star and Victory Medal “1406 Pte. T. Rissell”. ... Four British War Medals (1 poor). ... Seven Victory Medals (2 poor). Overall GC (13 items) (£50 - £100)
701     Coldstream Guards 1915 Casualty Medals.
Comprising British War Medal, Victory Medal awarded to “9166 Pte. J. Rutter C. Gds” GC. ... Accompanied by a Victory Medal awarded to “19359 Pte. E. Molyneuk C.Gds” GC. (£40 - £60)
Private John Rutter was Killed in Action whilst serving in 3 Company of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards on the 25th January 1915. (Star absent). Private Ernest Molyneuk was Killed in Action on the 13th April 1918.
702     Selection of Red Cross Proficiency Medals.
Comprising Proficiency in: “Anti Gas Training”. ... “Air Raid Precautions Training”. ... “First Aid in Chemical Warfare”, with clasp dated 1936. ... “Red Cross First Aid”. ... A similar example with clasps for 1949 and 1950, these in blue enamel indicating fever nursing. ... “For Merit Medal 1942”. ... 3 year service medal, with three additional blue clasps. ... Voluntary Medical Service Medal, with two clasps “Bertie Ernest Sayer”. Overall GC (8 items). (£40 - £60)
703     Selection of Special Constabulary Medals.
Comprising: GVR (Coinage head) “Harold Eden”. ... GVR (Crowned Head) “Charles Blagden”. ... Similar GVR with clasp “The Great War 1914-18” “George F. Corry”. ... GVIR “William Pillans”. ... GVIR with two clasps “Long Service 1947”, “Long Service 1956” “Horace J. Foster”. ... GVIR example, retaining original box indicating service with the Hampshire Constabulary “Roland O Passmore”. ... Accompanied by a Metropolitan Special Constabulary 1914 Long Service bronze badge. Overall GC (7 items) (£40 - £60)
704     Selection of Military Nursing service Medals.
Comprising: Territorial Force Nursing Service Medals Four examples complete with ribbons. ... Territorial Army Nursing Service Medals. Two examples, one with ribbon, (hallmarked 1931 & 1932). ... 1915 QAIMNSR Silver Medal. ... WWII QAIMNSR Medal. ... Two examples of the Great War Red Cross Medal. Overall GC (10 items) (£50 - £75)
705     1889 National Health Society Hygiene Ambulance Nursing Medal.
This example was awarded to “Mary A. Maxwell 1899”. Complete with original ribbon and top bar. GC ... Accompanied by a Silver London Hospital Nurse’s Badge “Helen M. Maude 14.8.72-22.4.75”. ... New Zealand Army Nursing Service Silver badge, engraved to the reverse “811767 M. Molloy”. ... South African Military Nursing Service Silver Badge. Overall GC (4 items) (£60 - £100)
706     Selection of St John Ambulance Medals.
Comprising: Serving Brother with clasp. ... Long Service Medal with two clasps “W/312 Miss Betty Phillips Div-Officer”. ... similar medal with one clasp (unnamed). ... Similar Medal Plated issue (unnamed). ... A Voluntary Medical Service Medal, with two clasps “S.A. James B.25”. ... A similar Medal with one clasp “Miss Florence E. Harvey”. Overall GC (6 items) (£60 - £100)
707     Order of the League of Mercy and Red Cross Medals.
Comprising: Order of the League of Mercy, with red enamel. ... Three examples of the Red Cross Medal “Proficiency in Red Cross Nursing”. ... Similar example for “Proficiency in First Aid”, this with additional clasp for 1940 and 1944. ... Red Cross Three year service medal, with additional two clasps. Overall GC.(6 items) (£30 - £60)
708     Selection of Nursing and Civilian Organisation Medals and Badges.
Including two examples of the GWR ST John Ambulance Association lapel badges. ... Civil Defence Long Service Medal. ... British Gas Company Limited Long service Medal 1919. Plus other items. Viewing recommended. (18 items) (£40 - £60)
709     Colonial Forces Long Service Medal & Victorian Volunteer Long Service Medal
Comprising: A George V Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal awarded to “Tpr. E. Hancock 1st Hussars” (Regiment altered). GC ... Accompanied by a Victorian Volunteer Force Long Service Medal awarded to “769 Pte. M. Roberts 3rd VB D.R”. GC (2 items) (£50 - £100)
710     Selection of Long Service & Good Conduct Medals.
Comprising: RAF EIIR (no Br Omn) LS & GC Medal awarded to “570714 F. Sgt J. Jewell RAF”. ... Rocket Apparatus Lon Service Medal (GVR) “George Hattle”. ... Royal Fleet Reserve GVR “K 19928 (CH B.16267) J.H. Moore Sto 1 RFR”. Overall GC (3 items)
(£60 - £100)
711     Selection of Medals.
Comprising: 1911 Delhi Durbar (unnamed as issued). ... George V 1935 Jubilee Medal. ... Two Elizabeth II Coronation Medals. ... Imperial Service Medal (GVR) “John Bowmer” Cased. ... A similar example (EIIR) “Arthur Ernest Livett” GC. (6 items) (£40 - £60)
712     Selection of Great War Medals.
Comprising: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Awarded to “35049 Bmbr T. May RFA”. GC ... A similar Trio awarded to “115200 Pnr C.R. Duggleby RE” GC. ... British War Medal and Victory Medal awarded to “644 54 Pte.A.A. Clarke Suff. R.” GC... Single BWM “AVC”. ... Two Victory Medals VAD and RA. GC ... Mercantile Marine Medal “John T Ford”. Overall GC (£100 - £150)
713     6 South African medals.
1939-45 Africa Service Medal (P6609 V.H. Burger) ... SA Medal for War Service 1939-45 ... John Chard Medal (later issue, brass sprayed bronze) ... Defence Force Good Service Medal 3rd type silver for Permanent Force and another for Commandos. Together with a Rhodesian General Service Medal (111463 Pte. B.P de Koning). Generally GC. (£75 - £100)
  • Badges, Helmet Plates, Shoulder Belt Plates
  • Accoutrements
  • Orders, Decorations & Medals
  • Curios
  • Books, Ephemera & Pictures
  • Headdress
  • Uniforms
  • German items
  • Aviation
  • Edged Weapons & Antique Guns

  • VIEWING
    Saleday from 8am and throughout the sale
    The sale starts at 12 Noon and is conducted at
    a brisk pace,   please allow 250 lots per hour.

    Should you be attending the sale for the first time, please
    bring proof of your identity and of your address with you
    DIRECTIONS  CONDITIONS OF SALE  BIDDING FORM