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1790-1792 Mysore Medal 43mm in Silver for Jemadars with milled edge. These medals were issued to the HEIC forces in fitted B.Wyon Medallist Regent Street case of issue. Lightly toned, Extremely fine





Seringapatam Medal 1799, in Bronze 48mm as issued to HEIC forces.The medal was awarded in 1808 to British and Native troops who took part in the renewed campaign against Tippoo Sultan. Nearly extremely fine





Davidson’s Nile Medal 1798 in Gilt Bronze. as issued to Petty Officers with initials LL neatly engraved to LHS on obverse, much of the gilt remains. Good very fine





Davison's Nile Medal 1798 in bronze. Engraved naming to "Hercules Solomon, Minotaur".  Fitted with contemporary brass swivel suspension ring & claw. Edge bruising to most of the rim. Approximately 50% of the edge inscription still readable. Some pitting & a small blob of solder at 4 o'clock on rim.




Coorg Medal in bronze. Nearly extremely fine




St. Jean D’Acre Medal in silver, encased in a Lynette. With loose ring suspender for medal with top ornate silver buckle suspender, Good very fine





38th Regiment Medal for Faithful and Meritorious Service Medal, during the reign of George III. In unhallmarked silver. Scarce (Balmer reference 309) Good very fine










A Naval General Service Medal 1793-1840, 1 Clasp: 14 March 1795, awarded to Ordinary Seaman Thomas Davis, Royal Navy, who was serving aboard the 98 gun second rate ship of the line H.M.S. Windsor Castle in Admiral Hotham's action with the French Fleet in the Mediterranean, resulting in the capture of two sail of the line off Genoa. Naval General Service Medal 1793-1840, clasp, 14 March 1795; (THOS DAVIS.) Awarded to Ordinary Seaman Thomas Davis, Royal Navy, who was serving aboard the 98 gun second rate ship of the line H.M.S. Windsor Castle in Admiral Hotham's action with the French Fleet in the Mediterranean, resulting in the capture of two sail of the line off Genoa. 114 clasps were awarded for this action, with 3 officers and 8 other ranks from H.M.S. Windsor Castle claiming the clasp. On the previous day, 13th March, Admiral Hotham gave chase to the Toulon Squadron of 15 ships which had not intention of fighting. At 8.00 am, the 80 gun Ca-Ira, third from the French rear, ran foul of another French ship the Victoire with the result that the former's fore and main top-masts were carried away. Captain Thomas of the Inconstant, seeing the disabled state of the Ca-Ira, bore down and engaged her for some time until she was taken in tow by the French frigate Vestale. The British vessels H.M.S. Agamemnon, 64 guns, commanded by Captain Horatio Nelson, and H.M.S. Captain, 74 guns, commanded by Captain Samuel Reeves, attacked and continued annoying the Ca-Ira for over three hours until several French ships bore down in her support. The two British ships then rejoined their fleet. During the night the French kept on the larboard tack, closely followed by the British. At daybreak of the 14th March, the Ca-Ira was observed being towed by the 74 gun Censeur, but a long distant astern and to leeward of their fleet. H.M.S. Captain and H.M.S. Bedford, 74 guns, commanded by Captain Davidge Gould, bore up and engaged the two French ships. Meanwhile the remainder of the British fleet stood by in close order of battle and then edged away thus drawing the French fleet to the windward. This left the two French and the two British ships pitted against each other in a fierce struggle. The French put up a fierce resistance in which their masts were shot away, but eventually they surrendered though not without inflicting considerable damage to their British adversaries. Polished in parts, about Very fine 




Military General Service Medal 1793-1814, three clasps: Corunna, Vittoria, St. Sebastian; (ROBT. HARVEY, 59TH FOOT.). Robert Harvey was born in Saint Martin's, Nottingham in 1783, and then joined the Nottingham Militia, before enlisting into the British Army and joining as a Private the 59th (the 2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot. Harvey saw service during the Peninsula War, in Portugal, Spain and France, being present in the battle of and retreat from Corunna on 16th January 1809, he then returned to the Peninsula under Wellington, and was present at the battle of Vittoria on 21st June 1813, and at the siege and storming of the fortress of Saint Sebastian from 17th July to 8th September 1813, being wounded in action during the storming of the fortress, and suffering a wound and fracture, as well as slightly impaired sight. Having suitably recovered from his wounds, he was involved in operations in southern France, and was once again wounded in action, this time receiving a wound to the wrist at Bayonne at some time between 9th to 13th December 1813. Harvey was belatedly granted a pension for his wounds in May 1852 for 6d per day, this being when he was 69 years old, and at which time he was worked as a frame smith. Confirmed as entitled to the medal with these three clasps. Slight edge bruise, Good very fine 





Military General Service Medal 1793-1814, three clasps: Barrosa, Vittoria, St. Sebastian; (SAML. THOMPSON, 47TH FOOT) Samuel Thompson was born in Eaton Norris, Lancashire, and worked as a weaver before enlisting into the British Army when aged 18, joining as a Private the 47th Lancashire Regiment of Foot, he would go on to see 5 years 234 days service. Thompson was present during the Peninsula War, and was at the battle of Barrosa on 5th March 1811, during General Sir Thomas Graham's campaign to raise the siege of Cadiz. Thompson was present at the battle of Vittoria on 21st June 1813, and at the siege and storming of the fortress of Saint Sebastian from 17th July to 8th September 1813, being wounded in action during the storming of the fortress, suffering a gun shot wound to the left leg which would later partially impair his movement of the left leg, and as a result of which he was invalided out of the British Army on 24th November 1814. Confirmed as entitled to the medal with these three clasps. Severe edge bruise at 4 o'clock, hence Very fine




Military General Service Medal 1848, three clasps, Barrosa, Nivelle, Nive, J. Copestuke, 3rd Foot Guards wounded through the leg at Barrosa and discharged in consequence. B. Ashby-de-la-Zouche enl. 1806. Good very fine





Military General Service Medal 1793-1814, clasp, Maida (Robt. Peel, 81st Foot. Provenance: Wallis & Wallis, December 1963; Hayward 1972; Glendining, July 1998. Robert Peel/Peele enlisted into the 1st Battalion, 81st Regiment, on 27th March 1806 and is confirmed on the muster for Maida where he was present throughout. He was discharged on 14th November 1820. Minor edge bruising and attractively toned, Good very fine




A fine Waterloo Medal 1815; with modified straight bar hinged suspension, awarded to Guardsman John Dainton, 3rd Battalion, 1st Foot Guard - the Grenadier Guards, who served at Quatre Bras on 16th June and Waterloo on 18th June 1815, where his battalion suffered heavy casualties, especially in the action in the Bois de Bossu and in the position around Hougoumont. He later saw service with the Rifle Brigade from 1816 through to 1824. Waterloo Medal 1815; with modified straight bar hinged suspension; (JOHN DAINTON. 3RD BATT. GRENAD. GUARDS.) John Dainton was born in Walcot, Bath, Somerset, and worked as a labourer, but then enlisted into the British Army at Bath when aged 16 on the 3rd December 1808, joining as a Guardsman the 3rd Battalion, 1st Foot Guards - the Grenadier Guards. Dainton was then present at the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815, where the 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards suffered more casualties than did any of the other Foot Guards. Although the Guards had marched a distance of 26 miles to reach Quatre Bras and must have been feeling the effects of this, as each company of the two battalions Grenadier Guards reached the scene of the action, they were immediately pushed into action, being involved in the bitter fighting which was taking place amidst the trees and undergrowth of the Bois de Bossu, and the savage nature of this is borne out by the casualties sustained in the period of one hour, with the 2nd Battalion losing 285 men killed and wounded, and Dainton's 3rd Battalion losing 262 men killed and wounded, which was a high price to pay for the recapture of the wood, but this was of vital importance to the whole of the Allied position. Two days later on Sunday 18th June 1815, the 3rd Battalion, supported by the 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards, occupied a position linking the Chateau of Hougoumont with the main Allied defensive line. Here the 3rd Battalion suffered greatly from the French artillery fire, so much so that, the activities of the enemy cavalry was welcomed as a respite from the cannon fire. Despite this mauling, there was still sufficient spirit for the men of the 1st Foot Guards to win their proud titled, Grenadier Guards, by taking a significant part in the repulse of the in the repulse of the Imperial Guard, the collapse of this final attack signalled the end of the enormous effort made by Napoleon, to once again dominate Europe. The total loss for the 3rd Battalion, which originally engaged at Quatre Bras with 1021 men, was 4 officer's killed, and 12 wounded, and other ranks, 101 killed and 487 wounded. The 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards formed part of Major General P. Maitland's 1st British Brigade, which was part of the 1st Division commanded by Major General G. Cooke, though His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange was nominally in command. Dainton was discharged from the 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards on 11th March 1816, but then quite shortly afterwards re-enlisted into the Rifle Brigade, and was finally discharged Ireland, being admitted to the Royal Hospital at Kilmainham when aged 34, being described as 'worn out', and was granted a pension of 9d per diem on 22nd December 1824. Some contact wear and edge bruising, and slight polishing, about Very fine





Waterloo Medal 1815 (Isaac Bussey, 2nd Batt. 35th Reg. Foot), fitted with original steel clip and ring suspension. Isaac Bussey was born at Lewes, Sussex, and enlisted at Ipswich for the 2/35th Foot on 19 April 1805, aged 27 years, for unlimited service. He served a total of 14 years 6 days and was discharged to the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, in the rank of Corporal, on 14 May1817, being ‘aged and weakly’. Good very fine





China Medal 1842 (JOHN HARDING. H.E.I.C. S. PROSERPINE). Scarce award to HEIC Ship Proserpine, one of only 55 awarded to the ship. A little rubbing to first name, otherwise Good very fine 










Punjab Medal 1848-49, two bars Mooltan, Goojerat SAML. WHITEHEAD, 10th FOOT. (Lincolnshire Regt.) KILLED IN ACTION GOOJERAT 21.2.1849. RARE casualty to the Regt. with 7 K.I.A. at Goojerat. Copy medal roll confirming K.I.A. Edge bruising, Good fine





Punjab Medal, two bars, Chilianwala and Goojerat. RICHD. WOODING, 61st. FOOT. WOUNDED GOOJERAT 21.2.1848 Nine men of the Regt. wounded. Entitled Indian Mutiny bar Delhi & L.S.G.C.(1860) Copy medal roll, discharge papers from Berriew, Welshpool, Mongomeryshire. Also served in the Expedition to Yusafzai in action with the enemy on 11th & 14th Dec. 1849, the action at Najafgarh including the Assault on Delhi. Nearly very fine





Punjab Medal, two clasps, Gujerat, Chilianwala named to William Randall, 61st Foot. Unresearched, Couple of small edge-bruises at 6 o’clock and 10 o’clock, Generally very fine





Sutlej Medal 1845-1846, reverse for Sobraon 1846, no clasp; (ROBT COATES 9TH LANCERS) Robert Coates was born in the parish of Saint Clements, Ipswich, Suffolk, and having worked as a servant, then enlisted when aged 19 years and 9 months into the British Army at London, joining as a Private the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers on 23rd May 1841. Coates went on to serve for 6 years and 131 days, of which five years and eight months were spent abroad in India. Coates was present with his regiment during the First Sikh War, the Sutlej Campaign from 1845 to 1846, and was present at the battle of Sobraon on 10th February 1846, for which he received the Sutlej Medal 1845-1846, with reverse for Sobraon 1846. Coates was then present during the Second Sikh War, the Punjab Campaign from 1848 to 1849, being present at the passage of the Chenab on 4th December 1848 and at the battles of Chillianwalla on 13th January 1849, and Goojerat on 21st February 1849. For this campaign he is additionally entitled to the Punjab Medal 1848-1849, with 2 Clasps for Chilianwala and Goojerat. Coates was also awarded one Good Conduct Badge on 18th August 1849. Coates was invalided home and discharged on 1st March 1850.  Slight surface contact scuffing, about Good very fine





Crimea Medal, three clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann (G. Keeney, 49th Regt.), officially impressed naming. George Keeney was killed in action on 7th June 1855. Rim nicks and scuffs, therefore Good very fine





Crimea Medal 1854, bar Sebastopol THOS. GEDDES, A.B. officially impressed. Lon. Gaz. 2.7.1855 lists the casualties for 18.6.1855 including THOMAS GEDDIS, A.B. RODNEY, SEVERELY WOUNDED ROYAL NAVAL BRIGADE, before Sebastopol 18th June 1855. Despatches “….the gallantry which has distinguished the Naval Brigade throughout the war, was never more distinguished during the attack on the Malakoff Tower & Redan”. S. Lushington Despatch “…the fire continued all day & the Commander of the Forces having intimated to me his acceptance of my proposal to carry the LADDERS in case of an assault being made on the town & batteries, I told off 4 parties of 60 men each to accompany the 4 columns ordered for this service & Capt. Peel having volunteered his service on this occasion, I placed them under his command. I regret to say that the assault which took place at 3 a.m. was not successful; but our severe loss shows too plainly that the seamen & officers of the Naval Brigade did their duty most gallantly & their LADDERS were at their places in spite of the most murderous fire I have witnessed. The casualties I trust will be got in tonight after dark”. These were - 10 killed among LADDER PARTY (including 1 officer) 42 Wounded among LADDER PARTY (including 6 Officers). H.M.S. Rodney’s Naval Brigade in this action lost 5 K.I.A., 2 dangerously wounded, 7 severely wounded (includes Gedddis) 5 slightly wounded. Copy roll for H.M.S. Rodney & Seb. bar. Impressed medals to the R.N./R.M. involved 4 ships only, as listed in Naval Medals 1793-1856, Capt. Douglas-Morris. by 1987 had recorded 144 surviving medals (not including Geddes) with 851 medals given to RODNEY he noted 61 known of those 61 forty four were for Seb. Note:- no other Thos. Geddes/Geddis on any Naval Rolls for the Crimea. Edge bruising, some contact marks, Very fine





PTE. GEORGE LOWNES The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment Killed in Action Sebastopol 29.8.1855.Crimea Medal 1854, bar Sebastopol (loose on ribbon as issued) G. LOWNES. 33rd REGT. officially impressed naming. 3657 Pte. George Lownes enlisted at Liverpool 6.9.1854. Served in the Crimea from 17.6.1855 and was killed in the trenches at Sebastopol 29.8.1855. Copies casualty & muster rolls, some minor nicks to edge, otherwise Very fine





Crimea Medal, clasp Sebastopol, named in impressed style (Ewd Smith, Pte,. R.M., HMS Trafalgar). With copy medal roll, and information regarding Trafalgar, a first rate ship of the line. Lugs removed, otherwise, Good very fine





Crimea Medal, 1854, two clasps, Alma, Sebastopol Private J. McKay, 79th Regiment. Contemporary engraved naming, the second clasp attached by a rod. Edge bruising and contact marking otherwise, Nearly very fine 




Crimea Medal 1854, unnamed as issued. Very fine








Turkish Crimea Medal, Sardinian die, unnamed as issued, with ring suspension. Very fine




Baltic Medal, unnamed. Good very fine





India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Jowaki 1877-8 1454 to TRUMPR. J. COLLIER, 13/9th. R.A. Scarce rank of TRUMPETER (later Trumpet Major) much rarer than Drummer. Interestingly only 4 Jowaki I.G.S.'s named to TRUMPETER to the British Army. 38 Jowaki's issued to this R.A. unit. Copy Afghan Roll, Discharge Papers, born Woolwich, Kent, aged 14 joined R.A., 29.1.1867 as a Trumpeter, served 5th & 13th Brigade, H.Q. Ough Div., served 1867 - 1888 rising through the ranks to Serjeant Trumpeter & Trumpet Major, entitled Afghan bar Ali Musjid as Trumpet Major R.A. & L.S.G.C. awarded 1886. Intended place of residence Bridge Inn, Barlow St., Derby. One edge knock otherwise Nearly Very FineOne e/k otherwise Nearly very fine





India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Northwest Frontier to 1726 PTE. J. PRIOR, 3 Bn. RIF. BDE. (Impressed) 1726 Private John Prior served with the 3rd Battalion Rifle Brigade as part of Brevet Colonel A.D. McDonell's Expedition against Sultan Muhammed Khan on the North West Frontier of India December 1863 - January 1864. Discharged March 1868. surname officially corrected. Nearly extremely fine





India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Burma 1887-89 to CAPT. P.J. CUNNINGHAM, 1st. Bn. RIF. BRIG. (Rifle Brigade) Captain Patrick Joseph Cunningham, commissioned Second Lieutenant East Yorkshire Regt, May 1878, promoted Lieutenant July 1881 seconded for service with the Army Pay Dept., as Paymaster 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade Dec. 1885, promoted Captain May 1887, served with the Rifle Brigade in Burma, died 1888. Nearly extremely fine





India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Burma 1887-89 to 2180 QR. MR. SERGT. W. WOOD, 2d. Bn. CHES. R. (Cheshire Regiment). Copy Discharge Papers, from Chesham, Buckinghamshire. Entitled L.S.G.C. Good senior N.C.O. rank. Quarter Master Sergeant. `ood' of surname officially corrected. Good very fine





India General Service Medal 1854, bar Burma 1885-7. To 40 CPL. J. WARD, 2d Bn. L'POOL R. Copy 11 pages Discharge Papers later Colour Sergeant. Bar scratched on '88'. Nearly very fine





India General Service Medal 1854, two clasps, Burma 1885-7, Burma 1887-89 2263 PTE. D. SULLIVAN, 2d. Bn. R. SCO. FUS. Copy Discharge papers. Daniel Sullivan from St. Anns, Cork. Served 1st Boer War 1880 with 2/21st Regt. (Royal Scot's Fusiliers) from 15.3.1878 & embarked for South Africa 22.2.1879 covering the actions involved there were the Siege of Potchefstroom 12.12.1880-21.3.1881, Swart Kopjes 6.1.1881, Elandsfontein Ridge 16.1.1881, Sieges of Pretoria & Rustenberg, being the actions where they sustained casualties - entitled South Africa Zulu Medal bar 1879. To East Indies 5.1.1882. Discharged 21.7.1893 having been sentenced to penal servitude. Unofficial lugs between first and 2nd bars. Very minor edge bruising otherwise,Nearly extremely fine





India General Service Medal 1854, two clasps, Burma 1887-89, Burma 1885-7, bars mounted in this order as is normal to 814 PTE. H. SMITH, 2d. Bn. S. WALES BORD. (South Wales Borderers) Copy Discharge Papers Henry Smith from St. John's, Blackburn, Lancashire. Attested S.W.B. 20.8.1883. Confirms his only medal & 2 bars. Light edge bruising, therefore Nearly very fine





India General Service Medal 1854, two clasps, Burma 1887-89, Burma 1885-7 to  4974 PTE. P. DIAMOND, 1st. Bn. RIF. BRIG. Copy Discharge Papers. 4974 Private Patrick Diamond from Maghera, Co. Londonderry 1858, enlisted in the Rifle Brigade July 1881, served with the 1st Batt. In Upper Burma, Oct. 1886 - Feb. 1889. Discharged Aug. 1893. Bars mounted in this order as is normal, top bar with extra pierced holes both sides made when trying to add 2nd bar to 1st without `ears' ! Good very fine




India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Hazara 1891 CAPTAIN C. H. BILLINGS, 11th BL. INFY. He was born 1858, believed to be Overseas.  He was a Cadet at Royal Military College and commissioned to 2nd Lieut 13th Aug 1879 30th Regiment (Cambridgeshire Regiment) who were based in Raniket, Bengal. Then on augmentation on 7th January, 1881 to 16th Regiment (The East Lancashire Regiment) which was part of the Cardwell reforms of the British Army. Lieut 1st July 1881 and Captain Wing Officer 11th Bengal Infantry13th Aug 1890. He was on half pay from 12th Nov 1895 and died Autumn 1898 aged 40 in Hastings, Sussex. Comes with two colour animated photos (not the recipient). This was his only medal. Minor rim nick otherwise EF




India General Service Medal 1854, clasp, Samana 1891 (1726 Bugler Basant Singh.3rd Sikh. Infantry ). Scarce to a Bugler. Contact wear to obverse, Very fine





India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Waziristan 1894-95 to 3817 PTE. B. RALTON, 2d. Bn. BORDER REGT. edge nick otherwise Nearly very fine





Indian Mutiny Medal, clasp: Lucknow; (RICHD. BRIGHOUSE. 97TH REGT.) Awarded to Private (No.4272) Richard Brighouse, 97th The Earl of Ulster's Regiment of Foot, who was born in Ormskirk, Lancashire, enlisted into the British Army on 10th November 1855, and then saw service in the Indian Mutiny being present at the battle of Lucknow from November 1857 to March 1858, and died of dysentery on 13th May 1858. Lightly tarnished, Nearly extremely fine





Indian Mutiny Medal, clasp Lucknow to EDWD. EVANS, 1st Bn. 23rd R.W. FUSRS, to 5512 Private Edward Evans, born Oswestry, served with the 23rd Foot at Lucknow in the Mutiny, died 25.1.1859. Suspension post refixed, otherwise GVF




Indian Mutiny Medal, clasp Central India to FACKER ODEEN 1st. REGIMENT N.I. Very fine





China Medal 1857, two clasps, Taku Forts 1860 and Pekin 1860 to Trumpr Josh Hawkes 4th Bde Rl.Arty. With copy roll pages confirming award of both clasps. Together with picture of Hawkes in uniform wearing his medals. Scarce medal to a Trumpeter. Few edge-knicks, Good very fine





China Medal 1857, clasp Taku Forts, named to Colour Sergeant Jas. Johnston, 44th Regiment. With copy service papers, James Johnston. Very fine





China Medal 1860, clasp Pekin 1860, officially impressed  (Isaac Sanders., 1st Bn. Mil. Train). With copy medal roll. Some contact marks to obverse, Good fine or better




Ashanti Star 1869. Un-named as issued. Good very fine





Afghanistan Medal 1878, clasp Peiwar Kotal to 965. SERGT. M. BIRMINGHAM, 2/8th REGT. (Liverpool Regiment) Good Sergeant's medal. Nearly extremely fine





Afghanistan Medal 1878, clasp Ali Musjid to 6447 FARR. SGT. J. GREEN, E/3 BDE. R.A. Copy Discharge Papers. Farrier Sergeant John Green from Glossop, Derby. Entitled L.S.G.C. Nearly very fine





Afghanistan Medal 1878, clasp Ahmed Khel to 3796 GUNR. J. CONNOR, 11/11th. Bde. R.A. (11th Bty., 11th Brigade received 91 medals with this bar). Good very fine





Afghanistan Medal 1878, clasp Ahmed Khel to 2d CLASS HOSPL. ASST. WAHABUL SHAIR, 19th BENGAL LANCERS. Unusual rank (2nd Class Hospital Assistant) & good Cavalry unit. Very fine





Afghanistan Medal 1878, two clasps Charasia, Kabul to B/629 PTE. J. McARTHUR, 92nd HIGHRS. Copy medal Roll John McArthur, Volunteered to 90th Regt. (2/Scot. Rifles) Light contact marks, otherwise Nearly very fine





Afghanistan Medal 1878, no clasp, (8.BDE/425 CORPl H. JOLIFEE, 51ST REGt) With copy medal roll and details from Ancestry served with the 1st Battalion The South Yorkshire Regiment(KO Light Infantry) Good very fine





Afghanistan Medal 1878, no clasp, (950 PTE. J. Bunton. 1/5th Fusrs.) With 8 copy pages of discharge papers. Copy rolls page.Discharged from the Northumberland Fusiliers 1st Battn on 21st March 1882. Aged 39. Lived. Armagh Ireland. Afghan medal confirmed on papers. Good very fine




South Africa Medal 1877-1879, clasp: 1878-9; (111. PTE: W. PRING. 1/13TH: FOOT.) William Pring was born in Taunton, Somerset, circa 1856, and enlisted into the British Army when aged 18 at Taunton on 9th June 1874, joining as a Private (No.111) the 1/13th Somersetshire Regiment of Foot, and went on to see 12 years service, 6 with the Colours, and 6 with the Reserves. Pring served overseas in South Africa from 1875 to 1879, and was garrisoned in the Cape Colony, Natal, Transvaal and Zululand, being present during the Sekhukhune Campaign of 1878, and the Anglo Zulu War of 1879, and received the South Africa Medal 1877-1879 with clasp for 1878-9. Pring is believed to have been discharged to the Army Reserve on 8th June 1886, and later became an active member of the Old Comrades Association in Taunton, with his last Reunion Parade taking place in 1935 when he was 80 years old. Good very fine





South Africa Medal 1877-1879, clasp: 1877-8; (TPR T. PAGE. BERLIN VOLS). Awarded to Trooper T. Page, Berlin Volunteers Mounted Detachment, Colonial Forces, who was one of 72 men from this unit to gain the South Africa Medal 1877-1879, with clasp for 1877-8. Good very fine





Egypt Medal 1882, clasp, Gemaizah 1888 (Lieut & Qr. Mr. J. Connolly, 2/ K. O. Sco. Bord:) Captain J. Connolly served as Quartermaster to the 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers with the Suakin Field Force in December 1888 during the investment of Suakin and was present in the engagement at Gemaizah. Good very fine  





Egypt Medal 1882, reverse undated, clasp, The Nile 1884-85; (1953, PTE. J. WHITLOCK, 7/HUSRS.) Awarded to Private (No.1953) J. Whitlock, 7th Queen's Own Hussars, who is confirmed on the roll as having been one of the Detachment of the 7th Hussars sent to join the Light Camel Regiment, and was present during the Gordon Relief Expedition and operating south of Assouan on or before 7th March 1885, service for which he was awarded the Egypt and Sudan Medal 1882-1889, with undated reverse, and clasp for The Nile 1884-85. At the time of his medal being issued, he was a member of the Army Reserve, with his address given as the "Red Cow", Bilston Street, Wolverhampton. Extremely fine



Lance Corporal Joseph Page 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, from Brighton, Sussex. Egypt Medal, dated reverse, bar Tel el Kebir 1347 Lce. Cpl. J. Page. 1/R. Suss. R. Copy medal roll, Discharge Papers Joseph Page from Brighton, Sussex. Medical form says wound slight, left foot 1878 Attested 1.6.1878, discharged 31.5.1890.Very fine 





Egypt Medal, clasp Alexandria 11th July, named to C. Stewart, Able Seaman, HMS Alexandra. Some contact marks, With copy Medal roll. Nearly very fine





Egypt Medal, undated bar Suakin 1885 to 4 PTE. W. SPAIN, 2/E. SURR: R. Unusual surname, copy Medal Roll, discharge papers of 659 Thomas William Spain 2/E. Surr: R. the last of 8 pages his "discharge of Militia Man" names him as T. William Spain so he liked the name William not Thomas. From Camberwell, London. (this possibly him). Served Egypt & E. Indies 26.9.1884-4.3.1890. Good low Regt. number '4'. Light pitting, otherwise Nearly very fine




India General Service Medal 1895, two clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Malakand 1897 to 1330 SAPPER VIRABHADRAN, Q.O. MADRAS S. & M. WOUNDED MALAKAND stone contusion chest. Casualties to this Regt. were 1 Officer wounded, 2 O.R.'s K.I.A. & 11 wounded by gunshots, spears & swords plus 7 wounded by rocks. In the other 10 Regt's listing casualties at Malakand 14 others were wounded by stones/rocks. So the Madras S & M took the most casualties of this sort when the enemy tended to be on top of defiles & the enemy that didn't have guns, threw rocks. Wounded badly enough to stop him getting the Tirah 1897-98 bar. Copy casualty roll (see website picture). `S. M.' OF S.& M. officially corrected I expect from T.& C. as only two letters to get wrong ! One very small e/k otherwise Extremely fine





India General Service Medal 1895-1902, clasp: Punjab Frontier 1897-98; (2785 SERGT. V. WHITTARD 1ST: BN: RYL: W. KENT REGT:) Victor Whittard was born in the parish of Saint Mary's, Orusley, Gloucestershire, and worked as a labourer before attesting for short service into the British Army when aged 18 years and 3 months at Woolwich on 5th May 1881, joining as a Private (No.2785) the 46th Brigade and posted to the 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, he saw service in India during the Punjab Frontier operations from 10th June 1897 to 6th April 1898 as a Sergeant, and having been posted home, was discharged at Shorncliffe on 10th July 1902, this being confirmed as his only medal entitlement. Good very fine





Indian General Service Medal 1895, clasp, Punjab Frontier 1897-98; (4494 PTE: E. CLAY 1ST: BN: DEVON REGT:) Edward Clay served as a Private (No.4494) with the 1st Battalion, Devon Regiment, and is confirmed as entitled to the Indian General Service Medal 1895-1902, with clasp for Punjab Frontier 1897-98. He however did not live to receive his medal, being noted as 'deceased' on the roll. Good very fine





India General Service Medal 1895, VR, two clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 to 3179 Pte. J. SALTER, 1st. Bn. DEVON REGT. Nearly extremely fine




India General Service Medal 1895, two clasps: Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98; (4271 PTE. A. STOOLEY. 1/D.C.L.I.) Arthur Stooley was born in the parish of Saint Mary's, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, and worked as a plasterer before attesting for short service into the British Army when aged 18 years and 4 months at Bodmin on 4th October 1893, having joined directly from the 3rd Militia Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, he then joined as a Private (No.4271) the 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, he was then posted out to India with the Battalion on 12th October 1895, and was then present on operations on the Punjab Frontier of from 10th June 1897, and present in the Tirah Expedition from 2nd October 1897 through to 6th April 1898. Stooley was posted from India to Ceylon on 22nd December 1900, and whilst there was imprisoned and awarded 14 days hard labour for some unrecorded offence on 11th May 1901, being returned to duty on 25th May 1901. Stooley was posted home on 30th December 1902, and was transferred to the Army Reserve on 17th April 1903, being eventually discharged on the termination of his first period of engagement on 3rd October 1905, however he then reenlisted for further service with the Army Reserve for four years on 13th October 1905, being eventually fully discharged on 12th October 1909. It would appear that Stooley later moved to Jersey in the Channel Islands, as he married Louisa Elizabeth Ahier at Saint Helens, Jersey on 9th February 1904 just after he had been discharged from the Regular Army. Confirmed as his full medal entitlement. Slight edge bruise on reverse rim at 3 o'clock, otherwise Good very fine





India General Service Medal 1895, VR, in bronze, two clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98 and Malakan 1897 named in engraved style to Cook Boda, No 8 Mountain Battery. Good very fine





India General Service Medal 1895, VR, in silver, two clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98 and Malakan 1897, named in impressed style to 4029 Sepoy Mur Tam, 24th Bengal Infantry. Good very fine





India General Service Medal 1895, VR, in silver, two clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98 and Malakan 1897, named in impressed style to Muleteer Radha Singh, No 8 Bengal Mountain Battery. Good very fine 




India General Service Medal 1895, VR, clasp Punjab Frontier 1897-98, (Sepoy Dawa Singh, 45th Sikhs). Good very fine



India General Service Medal 1895, VR, in silver, clasp Relief of Chitral 1895, named in engraved style to 172 Gunner Madat, No 4 (Hazara) Mountain Battery. Good very fine




India General Service Medal 1895, VR, in bronze, clasp Punjab Frontier 1897-98, named to 1406 Dooly Bearer Chandan Isutee, Transport Department. Nearly extremely fine





India General Service Medal 1895, VR, in bonze, clasp Punjab Frontier 1897-98, named in engraved style to Lascah Bhola, 14th Sikhs. Good very fine





India General Service Medal 1895, Ed VII, clasp Waziristan 1901-2 , in Bronze to (Syce Sahdar, 5th Punjab Cavalry). Loose-suspender, Generally very fine





Queens South Africa Medal, six bars, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, South Africa 1902. 5584 Pte. E. CARR, RL. DUBLIN FUS. Edward Carr was born St. Nicholas, Dublin, attested Dublin Fusiliers 26.11.1895, aged 20 years. Posted to the East Indies, October 1896-May 1897, South Africa, May 1897-February 1902 & once more to the East Indies, February 1902-October 1906. During the Boer War he was WOUNDED in action COLENSO 15 12 1899 (gun shot hip) also DANGEROUSLY WOUNDED IN ACTION 7.10.1903 (severe G.S.W. chest) in the THE ADEN HINTERLAND when no bar or medal was issued. RARE double casualty to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. The following description of the action at Naklain 1903 appeared in the home newspapers. 'An Arab Drive.' 'Hot Fighting in the Aden Hinterland' The expedition, under Brevet-Lieutenant-Colonel F.P. English, was sent out to destroy the chief village Naklain & crops of the Dthanbari tribe as punishment for the shooting of Government camels & the looting of his Majesty's mails. The tribe is very warlike & their country had never hitherto been penetrated. After leaving As Suk camp, the British column including four companies Royal Dublin Fusiliers began to wind among the mountains, which rise very abruptly from the plain & as they met with no opposition for a considerable time, they began to think there would be no resistance. Suddenly, without warning of any sort, a ragged volley was opened on the advance-guard, apparently from some very broken ground, fifty to a hundred yards in front. This seemed to be a prearranged signal, as from the hills on both flanks the firing was taken up, the enemy constantly changing their positions after firing. The guns were brought into action almost at once & the infantry, extending at the double, soon covering a wide front and swept along the hills parallel to the advance. After the surrounding hills had been shelled, the whole column moved forward, the infantry pushing the enemy back step by step until the village of Naklain was reached. While parties of men were told off to keep down the enemy's fire from points of vantage, others proceeded to blow up the houses with gun-cotton, and the more inaccessible houses were shelled. The crops were then destroyed by the men with their bayonets & swords. There was a fierce fire while this was proceeding, the enemy evidently not having expected such a reprisal. The work having been completed, the arduous retirement commenced, the enemy following the force up step by step the whole way back, at one time coming to comparatively close quarters & necessitating a most careful management of the rearguard. As Suk was reached after a trying march of twenty miles, the troops being under fire most of the time, with scarcely any water & exposed to a burning sun. The British casualties were seven men of the Dublin Fusiliers wounded (one since dead), one native & one gunner slightly wounded.' For his services in the Aden Hinterland, Lieutenant Colonel English was awarded the D.S.O. But no medal was issued to the regiment, in spite of the fact that for ten months they had been living under active service conditions, although the campaign is ranked in war services as active service. Transferred to the Army Reserve in December 1903 and discharged on 25 November 1907. See 'The Times'  page 3, 15.10.1903. Copy Medal Rolls (claimed Talana but marked 'no') & service papers showing entitlement to a K.S.A. Slight edge bruising, Good very fine




Queens South Africa Medal, six bars, 'Cape Colony', 'Tugela Heights', 'Relief of Ladysmith', 'Transvaal', 'Laing's Nek',' South Africa 1901' - 3036 Private G.MEEK, KRRC. (GEORGE MEEK - Born around 1870 at Shorncliffe, Sandgate, Kent and Attested as a Boy Bugler, aged 15 years on 10 October 1885: Posted Bugler, 31 October 1888 and promoted to Corporal, 11 November 1890: Reduced to the Ranks for neglecting to obey Battalion orders in June 1891: Promoted to Corporal, December 1894 but again reduced to the Ranks in February 1895 for disobedience of orders: Remained as a Private until his Discharge in November 1904 as 'medically unfit for further service': Served in India; Mauritius and South Africa and survived the wreck of the Troopship, 'Warren Hastings' on the Island of Reunion, during the night of 14 January 1897: Intended place of residence upon discharge given as Park Street, East Cowes, Isle of Wight.) Sold with verification and copy Service Papers: Good very fine 





Queens South Africa Medal, six bars, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen 3524 TPR. J. (M)TOMSON, K(ITC)HENER’S HORSE. In brackets part of naming missing. Casualty Roll gives 3554 J. THOMPSON, Kitchener’s Horse Missing in Action De Kiel's Drift 13.2.1900. Also served in the Cape Garrison Artillery.Copy Casualty & medal Roll. Very fine





Trooper William Sefton McGregor, Gloucestershire Yeomanry, severely wounded in their last action 20th April 1902 at Moolman’s Spruit from Sutton, Surrey. Queens South Africa Medal, five clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 to 20557 TPR. W.S. McGREGOR, 3rd Coy., Imp. Yeo. The 3rd (Gloucestershire) Coy., 1st Battalion Imperial Yeomanry's last action in the Boer War was at MOOLMAN'S SPRUIT when Mcgregor was  SEVERELY WOUNDED on 20.4.1902.  The action was at Oliver's Farm, Moolman's Spruit, Near Ficksburg,  when information had been received that a small party of Boers were in occupation of Oliver's Farm. Some Yeomanry & Mounted Infantry were sent to attack them, but the enemy had apparently been informed & were in much greater strength than was at first reported. Their casualties were Capt. Sir T. Fowler (see the Last Post) & 4 O.R.'s K.I.A., 4 O.R's severely (inc. McGregor) 6 slightly wounded & one P.O.W. from the Glouc. Yeo. Copy Casualty & Medal Roll, Discharge Papers, William Sefton McGregor from Sutton, Surrey, a hosier by trade, joined the Yeo. 23.1.1901 served in S.A. 16.2.1901-19.8.1902. Unusually his papers have two 'back' pages, one says Gunshot Wound, Chest, Near Friberg & the other Severely Wounded Oliver's Farm both entries dated 20.4.1902. Gloucester Yeomanry Q.S.A.'s not often seen on the market, especially casualties. Very fine





Queens South Africa Medal, five clasps, Talana, Relief of Ladysmith, Laing’s Nek, Tugela Heights, Transvaal (4578 Pte. J. O’Connor, Rl Dublin Fusiliers.) Offered with photocopied service papers, medal roll and death certificate. Good very fine





Queen's South Africa Medal, five clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; (703 PTE G. SHRIMPTON A.P.O. CORPS.). Awarded to Private (No.703) G. Shrimpton, Army Post Office Corps, who is confirmed as having served during the Boer War in South Africa on operations in the Cape Colony, the Orange Free State, and the Transvaal during 1901 to 1902. Slight edge bruising, about Good very fine




Queen’s South Africa Medal, five clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (28870 Tpr. J. Talbot, 3rdCoy. Imp: Yeo:).  Trooper John Talbot, 3rd Company (Gloucestershire), 1st Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry, died of disease at Bethlehem on 12th February 1902. Top two clasps not attached by rivets. Extremely fine





Queen's South Africa Medal, five clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; (3983 PTE T. WHITE. 7TH HUSSARS). Thomas White was born in the parish of Wolverton, Basingstoke, Hampshire, and worked as a stable helper before attesting for short service with the British Army when aged 18 years and 9 months on 17th February 1893, joining as a Private (No.3983) the 7th Queen's Own Hussars, and having completed his training, he remained on service at the Depot at Canterbury, gaining his 3rd Class Certificate of Education on 9th September 1893, and being appointed to Lance Corporal on 10th March 1894, but then reverted to Private again on the 3rd September 1894, and having been posted to join the Regiment in India from 13th September 1894, he was granted his 1st Good Conduct Pay on 17th February 1895. White was then posted to Natal, South Africa, from 23rd October 1895, and where he would operate with his Regiment in support of the operations conducted by the British South Africa Company, serving in Matebeleland and Mashonaland in what was Southern Rhodesia from 24th March to 31st December 1896, and was also stationed at Mafeking, and received the British South Africa Company Medal for Rhodesia 1896. White forfeited his 1st Good Conduct Pay whilst on operations on 21st July 1896, but then had it restored on 17th February 1897, and was posted home on 30th November 1898, being granted his 2nd Good Conduct Pay on 17th February 1899. With the outbreak of the Boer War in South Africa, White was posted back to South Africa from 30th November 1901, seeing operations in the Cape Colony, the Orange Free State, and the Transvaal during 1901 to 1902, but was then posted home after the cessation of hostilities on 12th July 1902, being transferred to the Army Reserve on 8th December 1902, and then discharged from the Army Reserves on 16th February 1905. White re-engaged with the Reserves on 10th May 1909, but was once again discharged on 26th May 1913. He did not see service during the Great War. Good very fine





Queens South Africa Medal, five clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; (5272 PTE I. GALLAGHER. RL: LANC: REGT M.I.) Awarded to Private (No.5272) I. Gallagher, Royal Lancashire Regiment Mounted Infantry, who is confirmed as having been a member of the 16th Battalion Mounted Infantry, and was present in South Africa during the Boer War on operations in the Cape Colony, and the Orange Free State, and was certainly serving on operations in the Transvaal during 1901 and 1902 with the 16th Mounted Infantry as the roll confirms the last three clasps being issued for this service with this unit. Good very fine





Queens South Africa Medal, five clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Transvaal and South Africa 1901 named to 2460 Private T. Walker, Gloucester Regiment. With copy papers from St. Philips, Bristol. Good very fine 





Lance Serjeant W. Gunn, Rifle Brigade Died of Wounds Bergendal 27th August 1900. Queens South Africa Medal, four bars, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Laing’s Nek, Belfast 9926 A. Sjt. W. Gunn, Rifle Brigade 9926 Lance-Serjeant W. Gunn, 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade, DIED of WOUNDS BERGENDAL 27.8.1900. At this action the Rifle Brigade lost Capt. Lysley K.I.A., 7 Officers Wounded, 21 N.C.O.’s & O/R’s K.I.A. or Died of Wounds & 53 Wounded. Gunn being 1 of the 2 senior N.C.O.’s killed/Died of Wounds. Capt. Lysley was killed leading his Company to attack a strong Boer position. The Lon. Gaz. Despatch 8.2.1901 states "The honours of the assault belong to the Rifle Brigade". Copy medal roll. Rank re-impressed, roll says L/SGT. 1 test mark 3 o/c otherwise Good very fine





Private Samuel Wylie, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Wounded COLENSO 15th December 1899, from Shankill, Belfast. Queens South Africa Medal, four bars Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Belfast 5169 Pte. S. Wylie, Rl. Innis. Fus. WOUNDED COLENSO 15.12.1899. The 'Skins' lost 1 Officer, 17 men K.I.A. 10 Officers, 76 men wounded. Copy Medal roll, Discharge Papers, born Shankhill, Belfast, Antrim. Joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at Belfast 30.11.1895. Served South Africa, 5.11.1899-18.1.1903, discharged 29.12.1907. Discharge Papers state wounded 'near the Tugela River, 15.12.1899'. (this is the action at COLENSO 15.12.1899 as in the Official Casualty roll) Entitled K.S.A. Nearly extremely fine





Private Charles Strank (Shank) 2nd Dragoons (ROYAL SCOTS GREYS) Prisoner of War Uitval Nek, 11 July 1900 from Peckam, SurreyQueens South Africa Medal, four bars, Cape Colony, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Transvaal 3811 Pte. C. Strank, 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) 3881 Private C. Strank, 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) Prisoner of War Uitval Nek, 11 July 1900, later released. Copy casualty roll (published casualty roll lists him as ‘J Strand’) medal roll (name given as ‘C. Shank’). Action details of Uitval Nek (Zilikat’s Nek). Discharge papers Charles Strank from Peckham, Surrey. Nearly very fine





Queen`s South Africa Medal, four bars, Defence of Ladysmith, Laing`s Nek, Belfast, South Africa 1901. (last bar loose) 2690 Pte.W.J. PARSONS, LIVERPOOL REGT. WOUNDED HELVETIA 29.12.1900. 1st Liverpool Regt. Copy Medal Roll, Discharge papers William James Parsons born Battersea, London. Confirms only medal with 1901 bar sent separately. Pte. W. Heaton of the Liverpools won the V.C. in the actions covered by these bars. Nearly extremely fine





Queens South Africa Medal, four clasps, Natal, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 named to 1313 Private W.C. Casey, Gloucester Regiment. With copy papers, which are difficult to read, because of water damage to the originals, spent a lot of time in the defaulters book. Nearly extremely fine





Corporal John Naylor, Welsh Regiment, born Quebec, Canada. Queens South Africa Medal, 4 bars Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Transvaal 2230 Corl. J. Naylor, Welsh Regt. Copy Discharge papers, born Quebec, Canada. Medal roll states ‘Time expired 31-12-00’. Good very fine









Queens South Africa Medal, three bars Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal. 34251 TPR. E.N. SHAW, 53rd COY. I.Y. Entitled 1901 bar. Served 53rd (Royal East Kent) Company, 14th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. I.Y. Boer War Casualty Roll (Asplin) shows Pte. Edward Norman Shaw, KILLED IN ACTION Nr. HARRISMITH 27.7.1901, Papers say killed in action at Witkopie on 27 July 1901. Edward Norman Shaw was born in Melbourne, Australia. He attested in London on 22 .2.1901, aged 21 years, for service with the Imperial Yeomanry. He served with the 53rd (Royal East Kent) Company, 14th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa from 12.3.1901. Copy casualty & Imp. Yeo. Roll. Extremely fine  





Queens South Africa Medal, three bars Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith to 2888 Pte. J. Mann, Rl. Irish Fus. Copy medal roll & discharge papers, Joseph Mann from Kanbelly, Ballymena, Antrim, Northern Ireland after Boer War service lived Hopeton St., Belfast. Died 2.4.1940, address then was 4, Dundela Crescent, Belfast. Edge bruising, about Very fine 





Queen's South Africa Medal, three bars, Defence of Ladysmith, Orange Free State, Transvaal to 3981 PTE. A. BLAKE, GLOUC. REGT. (Gloucester Regiment) Copy Discharge Papers, Albert Blake from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, previous service in 3rd Gloster Regt. Militia. gives Q.S.A. bars Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal & K.S.A. Medal Roll shows entitled Natal, Orange Free State,Transvaal bars when serving in 2nd Batt. Glouc. Regt. roll stating 'previous service in 1st Batt. Glouc. Regt.' that Roll shows Defence of Ladysmith bar entitlement. I presume qualifying for the D of L'smith first overrode his entitlement to the Natal as well. Nearly extremely fine





Lieut. Cuthbert Somers Bengough-Ricketts, Middlesex Regiment. Queens South Africa Medal, three bars, Cape Colony, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 Lieut. C.B.S. Ricketts, Middlesex Regt. Copy Medal Roll, 5th Btn. Middlesex Regt. Born Brighton, Sussex March 1878, passage from New York 6.5.1908 on the R.M.S. Lucania.  Lucania was the joint largest passenger liner afloat when she entered service in 1893. On her second voyage, she won the prestigious 'Blue Ribbon' from her 'twin' R.M.S. Campania. Married in Anglesey 1908. Other research indicates he later went to Australia & appears to have been imprisoned in New South Wales. 2 e/k’s 6 o/c. Very fine 





Queens South Africa Medal, three bars, Cape Colony, Transvaal, Wittebergen. 8221 PTE. J.A. Mc'LEAN, 1 HIGH: LT. INFT. 8221 Private J. A. McLean served in the Volunteer Company Highland Light Infantry & as 671 Cpl. 1st Scottish horse for the Transvaal bar issued on 28.11.1910 (claimed when in Army Reserve I expect). Entitled K.S.A. with 1/Scottish Horse bar 1901, doesn't seem to have got the bar 1902 from rolls but may have got bar South Africa 1901 to his Q.S.A. issued separately but roll is marked from 'No' to 'Yes' for K.S.A. Copy 3 x medal rolls. Jeweller's light marks (?) to one side of obverse otherwise Very fine





Queen's South Africa Medal, three bars, Cape Colony, Transvaal, Wittebergen to 1077 PTE. J. STANLEY, MANCH. REGT.Nearly extremely fine




Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps Cape Colony, Orange Free State & Transvaal to: 5703 Pte. G. Middleton, Hampshire Regt. (All clasps confirmed on the roll. Served in the 2nd Battalion. Died at Pretoria on 25th December 1900). Good very fine




Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, Wittebergen, South Africa 1901 named to 8835 Private J. Maclachlan, Lovat’s Scouts. Good very fine





Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal; (10400 DR: G. ARTLETT, A.S.C.) Awarded to Driver (No.T-10400) G. Artlett, Army Service Corps, who served on operations in the Cape Colony with the 5th Bearer Company from 19th January 1901, and later on operations in the Orange Free State and the Transvaal. His medal with these three clasps was claimed at Harrismith on 23rd September 1901. Confirmed as entitled to the medal with these three clasps, however recipient is probably also entitled to the South Africa 1901 clasp - however there is no evidence that this was ever claimed. NEF





Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1902 named to 6018 Private A. Cook, Gloucester Regiment. Paperwork gives his name as Cook on the first page, then Cooksey on remaining pages. Served in WW1 entitled to 1914 Star  and Silver War Badge. Edge bruise. Generally very fine





VERY SCARCE QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL TO THE FIRST CITY IMPERIAL VOLUNTEERS CASUALTY IN THE BOER WAR. Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Cape Colony and Orange Free State to 95 PTE E.A. DAWSON, C.I.V. (impressed) 95 Private  Ernest Arthur DAWSON, CITY IMPERIAL VOLUNTEERS was born at Tooting Graveney, Surrey c. 1875. WOUNDED IN ACTION AT WATERVAL DRIFT 15TH FEBRUARY 1900. He subsequently died from enteric fever at Cape Town on the 13th May 1900, 3 months after his wound which would have played a part in his demise. The fact of him being the first casualty is confirmed in the History of the CIV page 28 - ".....when the main body marched out at daybreak, they were ordered to remain behind & come on with the baggage & so get an hour or two's rest. As it happened however, they came in for a very severe piece of fighting; for the Boers, as soon as the columns had moved on a few miles, worked round & made a most determined attack on the convoy, with the result that no fewer than 180 wagons had to be either burned or abandoned. In this engagement the City Imperial Volunteers, Mounted Infantry had one man WOUNDED - Private E.A. Dawson - the FIRST CASUALTY IN THE WHOLE C.I.V." Copy, 7 pages C.I.V. History, casualty & medal rolls, Baptism, Census -Student, St. Andrews College. A very rare opportunity to acquire a casualty medal to one of the most sought after units who served in the Boer War. Extremely fine




Queen's South Africa Medal, two bars, 'Cape Colony','Wittebergen', officially engraved naming - Lt.Col. R.BROOKE, Imp.Yeo. (REGINALD BROOKE - Born 17 September 1854: Granted a Commission, Sub.Lieutenant 102nd.Foot from 5 June 1875: Transferred to 1st.Life Guards 10 February 1877: Lieutenant 5 June 1878: Resigned 11 October 1882: With the outbreak of the South African War he obtained a Commission as Lieutenant & Quartermaster 11th.Battalion,Imperial Yeomanry: Shown as proceeded to South Africa from 28 February 1900, (Officer in Charge of Details,Cape Town): Lieutenant 13 November 1900: Captain (Unattached List) from 1 January 1901: Invalided to England 10 May 1901: Resigned 18 August 1901: Commissioned Lieutenant-Colonel of the newly formed 39th.Battalion,Imperial Yeomanry from 28 February 1902: Returned from South Africa, 22 October 1902 and retired the following day: Mentioned in Lord Roberts' Dispatch - London Gazette 10 September 1901) : Sold with verification copy Army List and London Gazette entries: A scarce medal to the Commanding Officer of an Imperial Yeomanry Battalion: One very small edge bruise otherwise  Extremely fine





Private James Parsons, 1st Royal Irish Regiment Severely Wounded Bethlehem 7th July 1900 from Tipperary, Ireland. Queens South Africa Medal, 2 bars Cape Colony, Wittebergen 795 Pte. J. Parsons, 1st Rl. Irish Regt. SEVERELY WOUNDED BETHLEHEM 7.7.1900. The Royal Irish Regiment lost 1 K.I.A. & 50 Wounded in this action The Despatch Lon. Gaz. 10.10.1900 "On this occasion the 1st Batt. Royal Irish Regiment distinguished itself capturing a gun of the 77th Bty. R.F.A. which had been lost at Stormberg (1899)". Copy Medal Roll, Discharge Papers from St. John's, Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland. His only medal. Very fine





Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Natal and Orange Free State named to 3961 Private H. Underwood, Gloucester Regiment. Faint ghost dates. With copy papers, from Bristol, suffered a severe wound to the foot at Rietfontein on 24th October 1899. With copy of action. Edge-bruise, Generally very fine





Private Richard Smith, Devon. Regiment entitled I.G.S. 1854 bar Burma 1889-92. Queens South Africa Medal, two bars Natal, Belfast 1243 Pte. R. Smith, Devon. Regt. Copy Discharge Papers from Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon, entitled I.G.S. 1854 bar Burma 1889-92. Unusual combo. of bars to Devons. Nearly very fine




Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State; medal toned black, named to 2598 Sgt. M. Driscoll, Munster Fus; Sgt Driscoll was in the 1st Bn, RMF.  Clasps confirmed on roll.  Nearly extra fine




Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State named to 6150 Private W. Stephens, Gloucester Regiment. With papers, a Prisoner of War at Dewetsdorp n 23rd November 1900, released 5th December 1900. With copy of casualty roll showing as POW, also map of the Dewetsdrop 2nd Bn capture location, copy of medal roll entitlement. Good very fine 









Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Cape Colony, Transvaal; (1028 CORPL: V.C. RUMBLE. PRINCE ALF: VOL: GD.) Vincent Carey Rumble originally served during the Boer War as a Trooper (No.439) with the 2nd Battalion, Imperial Light Horse and was present on operations in the Transvaal during 1901, before transferring and receiving promotion to Corporal (No.1028) seeing service with the Prince Alfreds Volunteer Guard, with whom he gained entitlement to the Cape Colony clasp, before being returned to his civil occupation. Confirmed as entitled to the medal with these two clasps and additionally the South Africa 1901 clasp. Nearly extremely fine





Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Cape Colony and Orange Free State named to 4050 Private T. Simmons, Gloucester Regiment. With copy papers. From St. Philips, Bristol. Papers marked ‘Deceased.’ Nearly extremely fine





Queen`s South Africa Medal, bar Belmont. 3444 GR. G.R. CUNNINGTON, R.M.A. HMS MONARCH.  WOUNDED ENSLIN 1899 The Battle of ENSLIN (Graspan as it was also known) is where The Naval Brigade led the storming force, extended in a single line to take the kopje, where most of their Officers were either killed or wounded. The Marines left nearly half their strength upon the ground, the “BLUE MARINES” or MARINE ARTILLERY as they were called being the hardest hit of all, with 26 killed or wounded out of a strength of 57. Of the Q.S.A.'s with 1 bar Belmont, or 2 bars Belmont, Modder River 4 were K.I.A. & 26 wounded, of those 2 K.I.A. & 13 were ROYAL MARINE ARTILLERY including Capt. G. Senior, R.M.A. (see picture) EARLY BOER WAR CASUALTY. 3 or 4 edge bruises otherwise, British War Medal to L/Cpl. G.R.Cunnington, D.S.C. Extremely fine





Private John Hall, Manchester Regiment, Wounded ELANDSLAAGTE 21st October 1899 (11 K.I.A. & 5 Officers, 26 men Wounded in this action). From Glossop, DerbyshireQueens South Africa Medal, one bar Elandslaagte. 5323 Pte. J. Hall, Manchester Regt. John Hall born Glossop, Derbyshire. Joined Manchester Regt. 27.10.1897 served in South Africa, 23.8.1899-28.2.1900, Wounded left leg Elandslaagte, 21.10.1899. Two guns & 200 Boer prisoners were taken & an estimated 100 K.I.A & 108 wounded. Hall due to his wound invalided home, convicted by the Civil Powers 26.8.1901 for a felony. On 16.12.1902 he was tried by District Court Martial for committing a civil offence for burglary, sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, then discharged for this misconduct on 10.10.1903 with the forfeiture of his Q.S.A. medal, this medal being returned to him sometime later. Copy service papers, medal roll & other research. A rare single bar. Officially re-impressed, Good very fine




Queen's South Africa Medal, clasp, Cape Colony; (MR. P. ROUX, CLERK.) Awarded to Mr. P. Roux, who served as a Civilian Clerk with the Cape Town Base Staff, and is confirmed as having been issued the medal with clasp Cape Colony, at Cape Town on 4th September 1901. Confirmed as his full entitlement. Nearly extremely fine





Queens South Africa Medal, bar South Africa 1902. 391 SERGT. J. HART, K.R.R.C. Copy Rolls 4th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps shows entitlement to bars for Orange Free State (crossed through) & South Africa 1901 (all 4th Btn. crossed through) & 1902. Very unusual Queen's Medal with King's bar only. Entitled I.G.S. bar N.E. Frontier 1891. Contact marks, NVF





Queens South Africa Medal, clasp, Cape Colony to: 3476 Pte.E.J. Hopes, Somerset Lt. Infy. (Confirmed on roll as single clasp. Served in the 4th Battalion. Died at East London, Cape Colony on 7th November 1900). Good very fine




Queens South Africa Medal, no clasp Cpl J.Mitchell Mossel Bay Tn.Gd. With copy roll page (Scarce Unit) only 118 awarded. Nearly extremely fine




King's South Africa Medal, two clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; (1875 SERJT: J. FIELD. RL: BERKS: REGT) Awarded to Sergeant (No.1875) J. Field, 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment, who served during the Boer War in South Africa, being present on operations in the Cape Colony, the Orange Free State, and the Transvaal, he was wounded in action at Wakkerstroom on 24th April 1900. Wakkerstroom is a farm in the Orange Free State 10 kilometres southwest of Dewetsdorp. On 20th April 1900, scouts from Lieutenant General Sir H.M.L. Rundle's 8th Infantry Division encountered Burghers on the farm and came into action that night. Lieutenant W.H.S. Nickerson, Royal Army Medical Corps went to tend a wounded man under heavy fire and carried him to safety, an act for which he received the Victoria Cross. Nickerson later became Colonel Commandant of the Royal Army Medical Corps from 1933 to 1945. Attempts to move the Boers from their main positions on a ridge across the farm were deliberately held back, but in action on the 22nd April, Corporal H.C. Beet, 1st Battalion, Derbyshire Regiment - the Sherwood Foresters, serving with the 1st Mounted Infantry Brigade, was awarded the Victoria Cross for staying with a wounded man when others had retired. Field was wounded towards the end of the action on the 24th April 1900. Contact wear, hence about Very fine




Queens South Africa Medal, clasp Cape Colony, named to 57797 Gunner J. Atkins, 65th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Gunner Atkins, died of disease at Stellenbosch on 1st February 1900. Nearly extremely fine





Queens South Africa Medal, no clasp to: 83 Pte.G.Bezuidenhout, Steytlerville T.G. (Gert Bezuidenhout. Confirmed on Medal Roll as a no clasp medal. Approximately 120 men on the Roll for this unit. Scarce. Sold with copy of Medal Roll for unit). GVF





Kings South Africa Medal, two clasps, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902, named to 290 Private J. Smith, Natal Mounted Infantry, previously served with Johannesburg Mounted Infantry, entitled to QSA with clasp Transvaal. Good very fine





Kings South Africa Medal, two clasps, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 named to 894 Trooper E. Nicholson, South African Constabulary. Entitled to QSA with clasps Belmont, Modder River, Driefontein and Transvaal with the 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Good very fine





China Medal 1900, clasp, Relief of Pekin (4459 Pte. T. Humphreys, 2nd Rl. Welsh Fus.) edge bruising, Nearly very fine




China Medal 1900, clasp Relief of Pekin, named to 2363 Private Behen Singh, 26th Baluch Infantry. Good very fine





China Medal 1900, no clasp, in silver, named to 4169 Sepoy Lakhu, 20th Punjab Infantry. Generally very fine





Queens Mediterranean Medal (3951 PTE J. MACDONALD. SEAFORTH HIGHRS). With copy medal roll. GVF




Boer War St. John Ambulance Medal (554 Pte. W. H. Ward, Birmingham Corps). Good very fine





Africa General Service Medal 1902, Ed VII, clasp Somaliland 1902-04 3587 PTE. H. HINDE, 3rd. RIFLE BDE. Copy Discharge Papers Henry Hinde from Hoxton, Middlesex, entitled India Medal 1895-1902 bar Punjab Frontier & 3 W.W.1.'s, Gun shot wound severe to hip 11.7.1915. A.G.S. rare to Rifle Brigade, 21 issued to the 3rd Battalion & 12 to 4th Batt. Copy of men entitled. Light contact marks, otherwise, Nearly very fine




Africa General Service Medal 1902, Ed VII, clasp Somaliland 1902-04 (3052 PTE RAM SARUP RAM. 107TH PIONEERS). With copy medal roll. Good very fine





 Natal Medal 1906, no clasp, (PTE F.W. BROWN. DURBAN LIGHT INFANTRY.) Trooper F.W. Brown, was wounded in the Jameson Raid of 1896. Copy paperwork confirms served in A Troop. Nearly extremely fine




Natal 1906 Medal, named to Private R.H. McMahon, Natal Rangers, numerous contact marks, and naming quite faint, therefore, Fine  





Tibet Medal, no clasp, in bronze, (747 Dvr Purau Bakidur Limbu. S & T Corps). Nearly extremely fine 





India General Service Medal 1908, Ed VII, clasp North West Frontier 1908, (2467 Sepoy Bham Singh, 17 D.D.T. COY). Good very fine





Khedives Sudan Medal 1910, 2nd type reverse, silver issue, no clasp, unnamed as issued. Nearly extremely fine



1914 Star named to 6652 Private G. Beesley, 1st Royal Berkshire Regiment, awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal on 1st April 1916. Very fine




1914 Star named to 8140 Sergeant J. Brown, Leinster Regiment. Company Sergeant Major James Noah Brown, 2nd Battalion, died of wounds on 11th February 1915, aged 30. The son of James P. and Annie Broen of 65 Pagnell Street, New Cross, London, he is remembered on the Bolougne Eastern Cemetery. Nearly extremely fine




1914 Star named to 5895 Private J. Miles, 18th Hussars. Discharged 8th November 1915. Very fine




1914 Star named to 8921 Private E Palmer, 3rd Hussars, also served Machine Gun Corps. Very fine




1914 Star named to 6672 Private W. Love, Royal Irish Rifles. Sergeant William Love, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles who died on 10th May 1919, aged 31. The son of Robert James and Rachel Love of Scotch Street, Downpatrick, buried at Down Cathedral New Cemetery. Good very fine




1914 Star named to 8689 Private S. Musson, 1st East Yorkshire Regiment. Private Sidney Musson, killed in action 3rd May 1917, the son of John William Musson, husband of Sarah Elizabeth Musson of 3 Alexandra Terrace, Vauxhall Grove, Hessle Road, Hull, and is remembered on the Arras Memorial. Nearly extremely fine




1914 Star named to 3-1893 Private W. Whitmore, Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action whilst serving with 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry on 18th April 1915, the husband of H.F.A. Rotherham, (formerly Whitmore) of 40 Station Road, Halfway, Sheffield, he is buried on Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery. Good very fine




1914 Star named to 7019 Private T. Broderick, Royal Irish Regiment. Gilded. Good very fine




1914 Star named to 11552 Private P. Clarke, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Nearly extremely fine




1914 Star named to 10570 Private J. Annand, 2nd Gordon Highlanders. Very fine




1914 Star named to 11063 Private S.E. Cadman, 1st Royal Fusiliers, also served Liverpool Regiment. Very fine




1914 Star named to RTS-3479 Private H. Blake, Army Service Corps. Good very fine




Original 5th Aug-22nd November clasp for 1914 Star. Very fine





1914-15 Star to G-41261 Pte T. Edwards Middx R. Pte Thomas Edwards 2nd Battn Middlesex Regt was KIA 29th April 1918 at Villiers -Bretonneux Born Hitchin Hertfordshire. Good very fine




1914-15 Star named to 17096 Private A. Clark, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action on 15th September 1916, aged 26, the son of Mrs M.A. Clark, of Buckden Road, Brampton, Huntingdon. Nearly extremely fine




1914-15 Star named to 1024 Gunner B.W. Penford, Honourable Artillery Company. Entered Egypt on 13th November 1915. Good very fine




Dealers Lot1914-15 Star to Private N.G. Fenix, Natal Light Horse. 1914-15 Star to Private E.R. Read, 4th South African Mounted Rifles. 1914-15 Star to Bgr J.C.J. De Leeuw, Potchefstroom Commando. (3) Good very fine




Dealers Lot1914-15 Star to Private T. Rissic, South African Horse Artillery. 1914-15 Star to Private L.A. Arter, Enslins Horse (Scarce Cavalry unit). 1914-15 Star to Private F.R. Rutzen, 2nd South African Infantry. (3) Good very fine




Dealers Lot1914-15 Star to Private L.B. Tout, 6th South African Infantry. 1914-15 Star to Private W. Williams, 7th South African Infantry. 1914-15 Star to Lance Corporal J.S. Rudd, 12th South African Infantry. (3) Good very fine




Dealers Lot1914-15 Star to Private E.W. Malcolmb, 1st Mounted Infantry. 1914-15 Star to Private J.H. Roos, Brand’s Free State Rifles. 1914-15 Star to Private W.J. Stapleford, Natal Light Horse. (3) Good very fine 




1914-15 Star named to 14888 Corporal F.T. Russell, Norfolk Regiment. Entered France on 30th August 1915. NEF




1914-15 Star named to 254 Private A. Lee, Welsh Regiment. Entered the Balkans on 7th August 1915. Discharged due to sickness on 8th March 1916. Good very fine




1914-15 Star named to 32346 Gunner E.G. Fletcher, Royal Horse Artillery. Entered France on 23rd September 1915. Generally very fine




1914-15 Star named to 83202 Driver T.G.W. Bolt, Royal Field Artillery. Entered France on 10th September 1915. GVF




1914-15 Star named to SE.2866 Private W. Blades, Army Veterinary Corps. Entered France on 14th September 1915. GVF