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Medal for the Defence of Gibraltar 1783, General George A. Eliott's small type, silver, fitted with silver suspender and ribbon. Awarded by one of the two military commanders, General George Augustus Eliott, for participation in the defence of Gibraltar during a combined Franco-Spanish siege which lasted from 1779 to 1783.    Edge-bruising at 3 o’clock, Good very 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




Davisons Nile Medal, bronze striking. One of then-General Napoleon Bonaparte's earlier plans against the British Empire during the French Revolutionary Wars was to threaten India by the capture of Egypt, and to attempt to open a canal between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. A French expedition arrived in the country in 1798, and British forces were sent in pursuit under Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson. The fleets met in Aboukir Bay on the night of 1 August 1798, and Nelson was able to approach from windward so that French ships to the lee could not sail up to support their fellows. As a result Nelson was able to demolish the French line ship by ship, and the French fleet was almost entirely sunk or captured with only 218 casualties on the British side. The victory secured Nelson's reputation, but also led to Bonaparte's return to France to stage the coup that made him First Consul. Nelson's victory was greatly celebrated in Britain, and although no official medal was issued for the action until 1848 (by which time very few potential claimants were still alive), Nelson's prize agent for the campaign, Alexander Davison, had medals struck in Birmingham at his own expense for distribution to the officers and men present at the battle. Captains and above received gold, other officers silver, and this example in bronze would have been awarded to a rating. Minor rim bruise, Nearly extremely fine




Military General Service Medal, two clasps, Corunna, Vittoria (Irvine Beattie, Serjeant, 59th Foot.).  Irvine Beattie was born in the Parish of Drumawhey, County Fermanagh, and enlisted into the 59th Foot on 1 January 1795, aged 25. He served 6 years 30 days in the West Indies, during which period the regiment took part in the Carib Wars of 1795-96. He is likely to have participated in the Walcheren Expedition after the Corunna campaign of 1809 before returning to the Peninsula to take part in the battle of Vittoria. He served for 10 years 188 days in the rank of Sergeant and was discharged at Deal on 7 July 1815, in consequence of visceral disease. He died at Sandgate, Folkestone, Kent, on 13 March 1855 as a Chelsea Pensioner. 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





Sutlej Medal 1845-46, Sobraon reverse, no clasp (Asst Surgn E: Edlin M: D: 4th Batn Arty). Sobraon was the last battle of the First Anglo-Sikh War and was fought on 10 February 1846.  Sir Hugh Gough‘s Force numbered about 15,000 whilst the Sikhs, under Tej Singh, had an estimated 25,000 men, which were strongly entrenched in a bend of the Sutlej where it met the Beas.  Gough feigned attacks on the Sikhs centre and right before unleashing his real attack on their left.  Hard fighting followed until Gough broke the Sikh ranks and drove them into the river where many drowned.  The casualties were alarming; the British lost 164 killed and 2,119 wounded whilst the Sikhs an estimated 3,000/7,000.  Sixty-seven of the Sikh’s seventy guns were captured. Good very fine








A particularly fine South Africa 1853 Medal to Staff Surgeon 2nd Class (later Inspector General) Thomas Waller Barrow, Army Medical Service, who after the Battle of Meanee in 1843, served with the 2nd Foot in the Sind Desert, was present in the 1844 Maharatta War, took part in the 1845 campaign in the Concun, and following the 1852-53 Kaffir War, served during the Crimean War. He latterly served as Principal Medical Officer in Bermuda and later Nova Scotia. South Africa 1834-53, (Staff Surgn. 2nd Class T.Barrow.). Thomas Waller Barrow entered the service as Assistant Surgeon on the 8th July 1841 and became Surgeon on the 26th December 1851; Surgeon Major, 8th June 1861; Deputy Inspector General, 9th May 1865; Honorary Inspector General on retirement on half-pay on the 20th June 1868. He served with the 2nd Queen's (Royals) in the Sind Desert after the battle of Meenaee in 1843, where four forts were captured. In the Southern Mahratta war of 1844 he was present at the storming and capture of Fort Punella, and he took part in the campaign in the Concan in 1845, when Forts Monahur and Munsuntosh were captured. He was also engaged in the Kaffir War of 1852-53, and in the Crimean War. In August 1864 he proceeded to Bermuda as Principal Medical Officer of a medical relief force, in consequence of an epidemic of yellow fever, which devastated the troops and population of the islands. For this service he was promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector-General, the Special General Order issued referring to his "highly meritorious services" in connection with the epidemic. In 1865 he was appointed Principal Medical Officer of Nova Scotia, and in 1866 to the same position at Woolwich and the London District. He died on the 1st July 1900, aged 83. GVF




South Africa Medal 1853, skimmed. Small edge-knock 7 o’clock. Extremely fine





Crimea Medal, four clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann and Sebastopol named in officially impressed style to Alexander Sturgian, 44th Foot. With copy service papers, slightly wounded in the leg at the Siege of Sevastopol, and was in possession of five good conduct badges, and is entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. With copy medal rolls. 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 1854, three clasps, Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol, awarded to Private James Sadler, 55th Westmorland Regiment of Foot who was present at the Battle of the Alma on 20th September 1854, the battle of Inkermann on 5th November 1854 and the siege of Sebastopol. Crimea Medal, three clasps, Alma, Inkermann and Sebastopol (JAS SADLIER 55th RT) James Sadler, spelt Sadlier on the medal, enlisted as a Private (No.2175) into the 55th Westmorland Regiment of Foot on 18th February 1845, he would lead a distinguished service, being awarded his 1st Good Conduct Pay on 18th February 1850, followed by his 2nd on 18th February 1855, his 3rd on 18th February 1860, his 4th on 18th February 1861 and his 5th on 18th February 1866, being eventually awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, having served 21 years when he was discharged to pension at Preston on 3rd April 1866. During his service, Sadler was present overseas on garrison duty in Gibraltar for 3 years and 2 months, and on operations in Turkey and the Crimea during the Crimean War for 11 months, being present at the Battle of the Alma on 20th September 1854, the Battle of Inkermann on 5th November 1854, and during the siege of Sebastopol. In addition to the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Sadler is also entitled to the Turkish Crimea Medal 1855. During his entire service, he was only ever twice present in the Regimental Defaulter’s Book, and was never tried by court martial. With 8 pages of service history and copy medal rolls upright engraved naming in capitals. Edge-bruising, contact wear and slightly polished Nearly very fine                                    




Crimea Medal, three clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol, contemporary Engraved SERGT P. JENNINGS 41st REGT 2981 SjtPatrick Jennings, 41st Welch Regt was slightly wounded in final attack on the Redan 8 September 1855 (Reported in London Gazette, 25 September 1855) With Medal Roll. Polished with contact marks, the suspender refixed and no longer swivels, Nearly very fine



Crimea Medal 1854, clasp: Sebastopol, officially impressed naming; (C. HILL, 46TH REGT.) Awarded to Private (No.3433) Charles Hill, 46th South Devonshire Regiment of Foot, who is confirmed as having been awarded the clasp Sebastopol to the Crimea Medal on 8th September 1855. Sometime lacquered, 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, clasp Alma, impressed CORPl W. ROSS, 55th REGt. 2779 Corporal William Ross, 55th Regiment. Complete with copy Medal roll confirming that he was only awarded the Alma bar. Nearly extremely fine





Turkish Crimea Medal, Sardinian die, pierced with ring suspension as issued, unnamed Nearly very fine





Turkish Crimea Medal, British die, unnamed as issued, with Crimea suspender. Solder run slightly on obverse (see website picture). Very fine




Turkish Crimea Medal, Sardinian die, unnamed as issued, with Victorian I.G.S./L.S.G.C. suspension. Very fine




India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Perak; (NAVG. SUB. LIEUT: M.S. BEATTY. R.N. H.M.S. "THISTLE.") Michael Stephens Beatty was born in Eniskillen, Fermanagh on 1st September 1853. He entered the Royal Navy in August 1867 as a Navigating Cadet and received his second-class certificate in December 1868. He was appointed Sub-Lieutenant on 25th June 1873, and served aboard the corvette H.M.S. Charybdis, on the China station from 6th December 1873 before being posted to the composite gun vessel H.M.S. Thistle as Lieutenant from 12th June 1874. During the Perak campaign, officer of H.M.S. Thistle armed six native boats using every available man from H.M.S Thistle and H.M.S. Fly, in all making a Naval Brigade of eighty five men. Beatty was part of the 3rd Division of the Naval Brigade during operations. He participated in the planning and the attack and capture of Passir Sala, including the capture of the enemy's stockades in the Bukit Putas Pass. Six guns and an enemy stockade were captured, and houses and villages of the 'offending people' destroyed. Beatty was twice mentioned in Stirling's despatches. First 'i desire to bring before your notice the very great zeal and energy displayed by Navigating Sub Lieutenant M.S. Beatty and Mr. T.F. Harrison, Assistant Paymaster, throughout the whole of the arduous march, and it is to their exertions, that the difficulty of carrying the large cases of 24-pounder rockets was surmounted.' Then again: 'I beg to bring to your favourable notice the great zeal and energy displayed by Navigating Sub Lieutenant M.S. Beatty and Mr Thos. F. Harrison, Assistant Paymaster of this ship, throughout the operations, and it is due to their exertions that the Naval Brigade earned the reputation of being always ready.' Posted to H.M.S. Terrible, a composite gun vessel on 21st December 1874m and to H.M.S. Seahawk at Devonport from 7th May 1877, he was then posted to the gun vessel, H.M.S. Rambler operating on the Cape of Good Hope and West Africa Stations from 17th May 1877, being promoted to Lieutenant from 12th July 1877. On 1st November 1884 he was posted to the steel torpedo ram H.M.S. Polyhemies on the Channel Squadron, and then to the cruiser H.M.S. Australia for navigation duties in the Mediterranean from 7th November 1889, followed by the cruiser H.M.S. Arethusa at Chatham from 14th January 1888, and the battleship H.M.S. Invincible at Portsmouth from 8th June 1893. Beatty was promoted to Commander on 30th December 1893, whilst serving aboard Invincible, and would remain with this ship till being posted to H.M.S. Racer in 1901. Beatty retired with the rank of Captain on 8th December 1902, and died on 29th August 1928, being buried at sea with Naval Honours. The medal with Perak clasp is his sole entitlement, and only three medals were issued to seamen officers of H.M.S. Thistle for this campaign. Good very fine




India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Perak (Capt. T. S. St. Clair, 49th Foot.) Thomas Sidney St. Clair was commissioned Ensign into the 49th Regiment on 19th December 1862. He was promoted Lieutenant, 4th July 1865; Captain, 7th April, 1875; Major, 1st July 1884; Lieutenant Colonel, 7 December 1887 and retired in 1892. He served as Brigade Major under Major General Colborne in the Perak Expedition in 1876 then served from 1876 to 1881 as Brigade Major, China and Hong Kong. He served with the 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment throughout the Egyptian War of 1882, and was present at the surrender of Kafr Dowar. Nearly extremely fine




 India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Perak (W. TRIGGS, ORD: H.M.S. "HART") Woodman Triggs was born in Bodmin, Cornwall on 24th April 1854, the youngest son of Joseph Triggs of Cornwall, and his wife Jane Phillips. He entered the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class in April 1864 on H.M.S. Impregnable, then aged 10. In 1871 he was serving as a Boy 1st Class on H.M.S. Minotaur, and by 1874 he was serving as an Ordinary Seaman aboard H.M.S. Hart during the operations in the Lingie and Lukat rivers against Malay Chiefs, in the Straits of Malacca. He was still serving in 1881, when his medal was sent to him whilst aboard H.M.S. Northumberland. He married Bessie Prime in 1900, and appears to have died childless in 1923. His eldest brother Edmund Triggs had three sons who joined the Royal Navy, and his eldest son was name Woodman George Triggs, and was killed in action aboard H.M.S. Aboukir in 1914. Only 74 medal with the clasp Perak were issued to seaman aboard H.M.S. Hart. Faint scratching to left of Queen's bust, otherwise Good very fine




India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Perak; (A. HANNAH. ORD: H.M.S. "CHARYBDIS." Alexander Hannah was born on 22nd June 1854 in Anderston, Glasgow, and worked an upholsterer, before joining the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class at Liverpool on 25th September 1870, and was then posted to the Royal Naval Barracks, being then promoted to Boy 1st Class on 21st June 1872, and rated as Ordinary Seaman (No.74351) on 19th July 1872, after which he was posted to the Reserves on 1st January 1873, before being reappointed to the Royal Naval Barracks from 1st April 1873, and posted aboard the screw corvette H.M.S. Charybdis from 24th September 1873, but was then imprisoned in Maidstone Jail for 28 days, and forfeiting his time aboard her till 31st December 1873, by which time he was serving with this ship on the China Station, where the ship had been posted from 6th December 1873. Hannah was aboard H.M.S. Charybdis during the operations in the Lingie and Lukat rivers against Malay Chiefs, in the Straits of Malacca during 1874, service for which he was awarded the India General Service Medal 1854-1895, with clasp for Perak. Hannah was posted to the shore base H.M.S. Tamar in Hong Kong from 9th May 1877, and then to the receiving ship at Portsmouth - H.M.S. Duke of Wellington from 26th July 1877, returning to the Royal Naval Barracks from 9th August 1877, before being posted to the screw frigate H.M.S. Endymion from 13th October 1877, which was then the guardship at Hull, Yorkshire, and was promoted to Able Seaman on 1st November 1877. Hannah was invalided from Melville Hospital on 7th February 1879, and pensioned from the Royal Navy the very next day. It is a possibility that he had become a casualty when the crew from Endymion assisted the local police in Hull in fighting a number of fires in buildings and timber yards. Nearly extremely 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 Jowaki named to 2087 Private E. Elms, 4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. EF




India General Service Medal 1854, clasp North West Frontier (1931 J. Hughes 1st Bn. H. Ms. 19th Regt.) Edge bruising, better than 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 Pegu; (GUNNER JAMES MC CORMICK 3RD: BATTN. ARTILLERY.) Awarded to Gunner James McCormick, 3rd Battalion, Bengal Artillery. Good very 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, clasp, Burma 1885-7 (305 Private J. Burchett, 2nd Bn. R. W. Surr. R.) Medal roll states ‘Dead’. Nearly extremely 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 1854, bronze issue, clasp, Burma 1885-7 (13 Bheesty Shaik Ebram 16th Mad. Infy.) Good 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, two bars, Burma 1885-7, Burma 1887-89 to 47713 GUNR. M. HAM, No. 4 BY. 1st BDE. LA. DN. R. A. With also includes a Silver Abstinence Association Medal. Mark Ham born in Yeovil, he enlisted  28th Feb 1885. The 15 Company Royal Garrison Artillery only got the 2 bar IGS. On 9th April 1890 he wounded toe, later his number was 8277 RGA and he served from 27/4/01 to discharge in 1906. He has 3 sets of papers available. Carriage contemporarily adapted to hold both bars. Nearly extremely fine 




India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Hazara 1888; (LIEUTT R.M. LOUIS 24TH BL INFY). Awarded to Lieutenant R.M. Louis, 24th Bengal Infantry, Indian Army. The clasp Hazara 1888 was awarded to members of the Hazara Field Force, commanded by Major General J.W. McQueen, C.B., A.D.C., for what is also often referred to as the Black Mountain Expedition, as it was taken against the Black Mountain tribes such as the Hassanzais, Akazais, and Chagarzais. The immediate cause of the trouble was the murders of Major L. Battye and Captain H.B. Urmiston, together with five sepoys who were surveying in the territory occupied by the Akazais. An expedition sent to deal with the situation advanced in four columns and defeated the Chagarzais at Kotgai and Maidan. Many villages were destroyed before the tribes surrendered. Nearly extremely fine




India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Hazara 1888  (1289 Pte. M. Daly, 2nd Bn. R. Ir. R.) Edge bruise however, Nearly extremely fine





India General Service Medal 1854, two bars, Hazara 1888, Hazara 1891. Officially named to 2206 Pte. D. Graham 2nd. Bn. Sea. Highrs. Number and initial officially corrected. Nearly extremely 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 Hazara 1891. (467 Sepoy Hira, 37th Bn Infy). 37th Bengal Infantry. Suspender slack, Good very fine





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, Burma 1885-7 (Subedar. Bhola Ram, 25th Bombay Light Infantry). Napier's Rifles by H. G. Rawlinson, 1929: 'Casualties in Burma . . .Two excellent Subedars, Haskelji Israel and Bola Ram, died of fever in hospital at Mandalay: of the former it was remarked in orders that his courage was as conspicuous as his coolness, and of the latter, that he had well helped to maintain the good name of the regiment and had won the respect of his officers as well as the regard of his comrades.' An Indian Officer rank.  Contact marking and bruising, Very fine




India General Service Medal 1854, two clasps, Burma 1887-89, Burma 1885-7 (Sepoy. Bugga Singh, Military Police Battalion, Pyinmana). Contact marking, better than Very fine





India General Service Medal 1854, clasp, Sikkim 1888 (Sepoy. Padam Sing Borathoki, 2nd Battalion 1st Goorkha Regiment.). As a result of the Second Afghan War each of the five existing Gurkha regiments were instructed to raise second battalions.  The 2nd Battalion, 1st Goorkha Regiment was the first of the 2nd battalions to be deployed on operations and was the only Indian battalion of Infantry to serve with the Sikkim Expedition. Rare to Indian troops.  Contact marked but better than Very fine




India General Service Medal, 1854, clasp, Chin Hills 1892-93 (1911 Pte. Munisami, 21st Mad. Pioneers.) Scarce, around 2,600 men received the medal//clasp.  Officially re-engraved naming as is so often seen with medals issued with this clasp.  Wobbly suspender, contact marks and edge bruising Very fine





India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Burma 1889-92, named to 1178 Private J. Ashford, 2nd Battalion, Devon Regiment. With a silver Army Temperance Medal. James Ashford Born in 1864 in the Parish of St. Mary Steps in Exeter. Age at attestation 21 years, 2 months on 13th February 1885. He served in UK until 23rd September 1886 then to Burma until 8th February 1893 during his time he took part in the following campaigns with 1st Hanton and Kawkwi Columns Upper Burma 1891 and also with Irrawaddy Column, Upper Burma 1891 and 1892, these were part of the Third Burma War which was still rumbling on, he then went back home until 14th February 1897. Although this clasp was awarded for eleven separate operations against the Burmese, it is considerably scarcer than the Burma 1885-7 and Burma 1887-89. Good 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








 A Very Scarce ‘Sara Sands’ Indian Mutiny Medal to Serjeant Charles Roberts of the 54th Foot. Indian Mutiny Medal, 1857-58, no clasp (Serjt Chas Roberts, 54th Regt). Provenance: DNW, 9th December 1999, Lot 71. Sergeant Charles Roberts was one of the 21 NCOs on board the Sarah Sands, bound for India.  The regiment was carried by three different ships and 14 officers and 333 men together with the NCOs made a total of 368.  Add to this, the wives and children of the regiment and the ship’s crew and the number of people aboard the ship is around 500.  It was not only people the ship carried, two magazines carried 90 barrels of gun powder each.  The Sarah Sands had not long left Cape Town, when on 11 November 1857, it caught fire.  All women and children were evacuated into the ship’s boats whilst, for 18 hours, the crew and the soldiers fought the blaze.  Fortunately, the Regimental Colours were recovered, by Private Wiles and the ship’s Quartermaster, from a place of great danger, being immediately above one of the magazines.  The fire extinguished, it was time to count the cost.  There were no deaths but some soldiers’ uniforms were, at best, badly scorched whilst other men had been badly burned.  The ship, because of the fine seamanship of the Master, Captain Castle, eventually reached Mauritius to a hero’s welcome.  Because of the condition of the men, not many of them served during the Mutiny and thus the medal to Sergeant Roberts must be to one of a very small number of NCOs. Good very fine



Indian Mutiny Medal, no clasp; (THOS. BROUGH. 17TH LANCERS.)  Awarded to Private (No.1716) Thomas Brough, 17th Lancers. Confirmed on the roll as entitled to the medal without clasp. Suspension claw repaired, Good very 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





Canada General Service Medal, clasp Fenian Raid 1866, named to Private W. Foster, Tilsonburg. I. Company. NEF





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, named to 3395 Gunner T. Ritchie, 6th/11th Royal Artillery. Extremely 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




Kabul to Kandahar Star 1880. Un-named as issued. Good very fine








 Egypt Medal, reverse dated 1882, no clasp (2558 Pte. W. Bartlett, 7/Dn. Gds.) Private Bartlett was discharged on account of dementia. Good 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




Khedives Star 1882. unnamed. Very fine




Khedives Star 1882, unnamed. Edge bruise to bottom point, about Good very fine




India General Service Medal 1895, Bar, 'Relief of Chitral 1895', correct style of running script engraved naming - 6064 Pte. T.JONES,1st.Bn. K.R.Rifle Corps: (Private T. JONES was aboard the R.I.M.S. 'Warren Hastings', when it struck the rocks and was wrecked on the Island of Reunion, during the night of 14 January 1897: He is mentioned by name in the Special Army Order dated 13 March 1897, as having particularly distinguished himself on that occasion."Mr Tyler, Bandmaster,1st.Bn.King's Royal Rifles, was in the water on the starboard side, and unable to make any headway against the backwash of the wave, or to get near to the shore.An attempt to rescue him was made using a life buoy attached to a rope, but in endeavouring to pull Mr Tyler in, the buoy slipped, and the backwash carried him out at once.Just at this time one of the boats belonging to the ship, which had washed loose, was drifted sufficiently near the rocks to be got hold of, but was all the time being dashed against them, and actually being broken up. It was caught and manned by Colour-Serjeant Jones, who was at the time a hospital patient, Serjeants H.R.Howarth and R.G.Down, Corporals 4949 R.Hodgson and 4657 C.J.Young and Privates 6206 W.Parkinson, 6040 G.D.Kaley, 6064 T.JONES, 5756 J.Connell, 7441 T.Steel and 8094 P.Pickersgill all King's Royal Rifles, and attempted to be rowed out to where Mr Tyler, who was much exhausted was. Not being able to get the boat out, Serjeant Down dived from the stern and swam to him, supporting him until he could be got on board. He was however swept out of the boat by the waves and had to be pulled in again this time by Corporal C.J.Young and Private C.B.Jones and eventually landed safely." (Taken from the report of Lieutenant-Colonel M.Forestier-Walker, Mauritius, 28th.January 1897) The recipient subsequently served with the 3rd.Bn. of the Regiment in the South African War and was killed in action on 24 January 1900, during the Battle of Spion Kop.) : Sold with verification; copy Medal Rolls; copy Army Order: Some light contact marks but generally Good very fine




India General Service Medal 1895, three clasps Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Samana 1897, Tirah 1897-98; (316 SAPPER VIRASAMI No.4 COY. Q. O. MADRAS S & M.) Awarded to Sapper (No.316) Virasami, who served with No.4 Company, Queen's Own Madras Sappers and Miners. No.4 Company left Bangalore on 15th August 1897 for service with the Tirah Expeditionary Force. On 18th October 1897 it formed part of the Left Hand Column in the attack on the Dargai Heights, and afterwards was engaged in blowing up houses, defence towers, and road making. Good 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, VR, two clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 to 3179 Pte. J. SALTER, 1st. Bn. DEVON REGT. Nearly extremely fine




An Interesting North West Frontier Medal to an Indian Officer in the Punjab Infantry.  Although His Medal Only Bears One Clasp  He is Entitled to a Further Three and a Two Clasp India General Service Medal, 1854-95 with Two Clasps. India General Service Medal, 1895, one clasp, Punjab Frontier 1897-98 to JEMDR. BARYAM SINGH, 2D. PUNJAB INFY. Dubadar Baryam Singh enlisted in 1886 and 11 years later, in 1897, was promoted to Jemadar.  After a further 10 years service he attained the rank of Subadar. War Service: N.W.Frontier of India (Miranzai 1891), medal & clasp; N.W.Frontier of India (Waziristan 1894–95), clasp; N.W.Frontier of India (Operations on the Samana and Kurram Valley during August and September 1897), medal & clasp; Tirah 1897-98 (Operations in the Bara Valley 7th to 14th December 1897), clasp; N.W.Frontier of India (Waziristan 1902), clasp. An excellent opportunity to reconstruct a 4 clasp medal on this inexpensive IGS 54. Official correction to regiment and slack suspension otherwise better than Very fine




India General Service Medal, 1895, Ed VII, clasp Waziristan 1901-02 (30 Bugler Faiz Ahmad, 4th Sikhs.)  A nice medal to a participant who was always in the thick of the action. Very fine





India Medal 1895, two bars Punjab Frontier 1897-98. 2883 PTE. W. CLARKE, 1ST BN. RYL. W. KENT REGT. Underlined is re-engraved, rest original. Copy Discharge papers born Lingfield, Surrey 1872, No ribbon. Ribbon roller hole broken through & roller now loose at one end (see website picture) otherwise Extremely fine




Khedives Sudan Medal 1896, silver, no clasp; (192 SEPOY BHOLA SINGH 35TH BL. INFY.)  Awarded to a sikh, Sepoy (No.192) Bhola Singh, 35th Bengal Infantry, Indian Army. Slight edge-bruising, Good 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




Queens South Africa Medal, five clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902. (last two bars together but loose as issued) 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, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg and Diamond Hill (72665 GNR. E.W. PEARCEY. O BTY, R.H.A.)Gunner Pearcey was taken prisoner and released at Zilikats Nek on 11th July 1900. With copy Medal roll and entry regarding being taken Prisoner. Good very fine





Queen's South Africa Medal, four bars, Belmont, Modder River, Transvaal, Wittebergen to 4781 PTE. J. LAWRENCE, 2 YORKS. LT. INFT. KILLED IN ACTION BRAKENLAAGTE 30.10.1901 with 3rd Mounted Infantry Yorkshire Light Infantry. On October 30th, 1901, the Boers overwhelmed the rearguard of Colonel Benson's column, near Brakenlaagte, killing Colonel Benson himself. The heroic stand of the rear-guard places Brakenlaagte among the glorious memories of British arms. The orders were “to stop and hold the ridge or else they'd lose the guns,” in the forlorn hope of checking the Boers until the guns could be taken away by reinforcements". The defenders of the hill were almost annihilated. All the officers present were killed or wounded. Of 40 Yorkshiremen only 5 were unhurt, 79 Scottish Horse only six, 32 gunners only 3, & of 20 60th Rifles only 3. “In spite of the gallant efforts of the Mounted Infantry company & a squadron of the Scottish Horse, which promptly formed up on the flanks of the guns, the ridge fell into the enemy's hands, with the exception of a portion which a party of the Mounted Infantry held till dark. The company's losses were 4 Officers & nine men killed, 1 Officer & 9 men wounded, testimony to the severity of the fighting & the splendid tenacity of the men of the M.I. Battalion”. `Our Regiments in South Africa' by J. Stirling. Copy casualty roll (7 x O.R.'s). NEF








Queens South Africa Medal, four clasps, Talana, Defence of Ladysmith, Laing’s Nek, Belfast named to 4772 Private C. Warrington, 1st Leicester Regiment. Nearly extremely 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





 COLOUR SERJEANT J. O’BRIEN, NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES IN THE BOER WAR. Queen’s South Africa Medal, four bars, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901. 472 C. Sjt. J. O’BRIEN, NORTH’D FUS. (Colour Serjeant) last clasp loose on ribbon. M.I.D. London Gazette 4.9 1901.Copy medal roll & service papers, from Galway confirms M.I.D. Issued L.S.G.C. 1906. minor edge bruising, Good very fine 





Queen’s South Africa Medal, four bars, Defence of Ladysmith, Belfast, Cape Colony, Orange Free State. 5232 Pte. J. COLLINS, MANCHESTER REGT. bars mounted in that order. Copy medal roll confirms C.C.,O.F.S. issued late Discharge papers from Knutsford, Chester. 12 pages of Defaulters Book entries, missing a K.S.A. but not a L.S.G.C. ! Light contact marks, NVF




Queens South Africa Medal, four clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902; (4775 PTE P. LOFTUS. 1ST CONNAUGHT RANG:). Awarded to Private (No.4775) P. Loftus, 1st Battalion, Connaught Rangers. NEF




Queens South Africa Medal, four clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901; (6752 PTE W. COLLIER. NOTTS: & DERBY. REGT M.I.). William Collier served as a Private (No.6752) with the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment - the Sherwood Foresters, and served during the Boer War in South Africa with the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment Mounted Infantry, being present on operations in the Cape Colony, the Orange Free State, and the Transvaal during 1900 to 1901. Slight edge bruising, otherwise Good very fine




Queens South Africa Medal, four clasps Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (14546 Pte. J. Roberts, R.A.M.C.). Nearly extremely fine




Queens South Africa Medal, four clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902; (6622 PTE H. GILL. DEVON REGT) Henry Gill was born in Tiverton, Devon and was a labourer by occupation, when he attested aged 18 years and 3 months as a Private (No.6622) into the 2nd Battalion, Devon Regiment on 19th April 1901. Gill served in South Africa from 14th April 1902 being present on operations in the Cape Colony, the Orange Free State and the Transvaal before being sent home again after the cessation of hostilities on 22nd May 1903. Awarded his 1st Good Conduct Pay on 19th April 1903, he extended his service in order to complete 8 years with the colours on 1st March 1904 and was awarded his 2nd Good Conduct Pay on 19th April 1906, but forfeited one of his Good Conduct Pay's on 23rd December 1907, and was then posted to the 1st Battalion on 23rd January 1909. Gill transferred to the Army Reserve on 18th April 1909 and was fully discharged having been found medically unfit for further service on 13th February 1913. Severe edge bruise at 9 o’clock, otherwise Good very fine




Queens South Africa Medal, four clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal and South Africa 1901 named to 2457 Private W. Speller, 1st Essex Regiment. With ghost dates to reverse, Loose-mounted, 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, Talana, Orange Free State, Transvaal to 5244 Pte. P. MOORE, RL. IRISH FUS. Copy Medal roll, Discharge Papers Patrick Moore from St. Andrews, Dublin, confirms bars & only medal. Nearly very fine





Queen's South Africa Medal, three bars, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1902 to LIEUT.H.C.B. OSBORNE, RIFLE BRIGADE Lieut. Herbert Coventry Osborne, born Dec. 1880, promoted Lieut., & served with the Rifle Brigade during operations in Cape Colony & Orange River Colony, Jan. to May 1902, retired 1905. Nearly extremely 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




Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal; (541 PTE. P STEPHENS. A.P.O. CORPS) Awarded to Private (No.541) P. Stephens, Army Post Office Corps. Contact wear hence, 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





Queens South Africa Medal, three bars, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal.6646 PTE. A. MCKAY, K.O. SCOT. BORD. (Mounted Infantry) Slightly Wounded Nr. LILLIEFONTEIN, 7.5.1901, the only casualty to the Regt. here. Copy medal roll. Few edge bruises otherwise Very fine




Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal; (5817 PTE P.J. STACE, RL WT. SURREY REGT) Percy John Stace was born in Walworth, London and worked as a blacksmith's striker. He attested for short service with the British Army at Guilford on 22nd October 1898, when aged 18 years and 1 month, and being then a member of the 3rd Militia Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment, and having now opted for regular service, joined as a Private (No.5817) the 2nd Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment, being posted to the battalion from the Depot on 21st February 1899. Awarded his 1st Good Conduct Pay on 22nd October 1900, Stace had been posted overseas to South Africa on 23rd May 1900 for service during the Boer War being present on operations in the Cape Colony, Orange Free State, and the Transvaal, before returning home again after the cessation of hostilities on 29th July 1902, and he was then posted to the Depot on 19th August 1902, followed by service with the 1st Battalion from 18th November 1902. He was discharged at his own request on 15th December 1902. With the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914, Stace who was residing at Cornwell Road, Brixton, once again volunteered his services at Wiltshire Road, Brixton, and was examined for service their on 19th October 1914. He was then working as a blacksmith, and aged 35. Stace joined as a Private (No.26869) the National Reserve Territorial attached to the 24th County of London Battalion, London Regiment, and served with the 11th Supply Company, but was discharged as medically unfit for further military service on 2nd April 1915 having served throughout at home. This is confirmed as his only medal entitlement. Contact wear, edge slightly polished at the end of the unit details. Very fine or better



Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, South Africa 1901. South Africa 1902 (234 Pte. J. H. Hammond, Cape Med: St. Corps). Good very fine




Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal; (2480 PTE T. SCALLY, 1ST CONNAUGHT RANG). Awarded to Private (No.2480) T. Scally, 1st Battalion, Connaught Rangers. Good 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 bars, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal. 6236 Pte. W. STEVENS, DEVON REGT. Copy medal roll (Invalided 4.5.1901) & papers, joined Cardigan Artillery Western Division R.A., transferred South Wales Borderers then to Devon Regt. Lived Aberystwyth. Very fine




Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal; (PTE. A. BERNDT. C.M.S.C.)  Private A. Berndt served with "C" Company, Cape Medical Staff Corps and is confirmed as entitled to the three clasps. Good very fine




Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal; (2263 CORL J. BARRETT. K.R.R.C.) Awarded to Corporal (No.2263) J. Barrett, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Good very fine




Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (1652 Pte. J. Smith, Worc. R.)  Top clasp loose on ribbon, Nearly extremely fine




Queen's South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal; (653 PTE H. GARDNER. RLY: PNR: REGT) Awarded to Private (No.653) H. Gardner, Railway Pioneer Regiment. Nearly extremely fine




Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg; (3011 PTE J. CONROY, E. LANC: REGT.) Awarded to Private (No.3011) J. Conroy, 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Some slight scratching on the obverse, probably silver testing, hence Very fine





 Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal, to 3906 Private L. Coates, Grenadier Guards. Served with 2nd Battalion with copy roll page confirming all 3 Clasps. Good very fine





Queen’s South Africa Medal, three bars Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901. 5044 Pte. A. GRUPIE, RL. WARWICK REGT. on single hanging suspender. Copy medal roll 6th Warwick Regt. Roll states issued July 1913 to Grupie after leaving the Warwicks 3.10.1902 when in the Coldstream Guards with Regt. No. 4055 which the medal office seem to have nearly reversed to 5044 ! Edge bruising, contact marks, 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




Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State (944 Pte. C. R. Pearce, Roberts Horse). Private C. R. Pearce, died of disease at Germiston on 1st September 1900. Lightly toned, Extremely fine





Queen's South Africa Medal, two clasps, Natal, Transvaal to 1060 PTE. J. HEATH, DEVON REGT. Copy Discharge Papers John Heath from Bovey Tracey, Devon, confirms only medal & bars. Two minor edge bruises, otherwise, Nearly extremely fine




Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State; (8922 DR: J.H. DONALD, A.S.C.). John Henry Donald served as a Driver (No.8922) with the Army Service Corps, during the Boer War in South Africa, being present on operations in the Cape Colony, and the Orange Free State, he was attached to various units, first the 66th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, second the 5th Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery, and thirdly the 10th Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery, and was discharged at Stratford to the 1st Class Army Reserve on 19th March 1902. Clasp entitlement confirmed. However additionally entitled to the King's South Africa Medal 1901-1902, with 2 Clasps for South Africa 1901, and South Africa 1902.  Good very fine




Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State; (3592 PTE S. PARR, CHESHIRE REGT). With ghost dates. Samuel Garr was born in Congleton, Cheshire, and lived at 15 Grierley Fields, Congleton. A shepherd by occupation, he joined the 5th Volunteer Battalion, and later the 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment on 16th March 1897, aged 23. He served as a Private (No.3592) with the 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment in South Africa from 20th February 1900 to 20th September 1901 and was discharged on 15th March 1903. 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





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, one bar, Transvaal. 5297 PTE. A.COOPER, ESSEX REGT. Copy Medal Roll 1st Essex Regt. also entitled S.A. 1901 & 1902 on his Q.S.A. (not a K.S.A.) Nearly very fine




Queens South Africa Medal, no clasp (75 TPR H.V. GWYNNE. COLESBERG D.M.T.) 75 medals to unit. With copy medal roll. Toned, Nearly extremely fine




Queen's South Africa Medal, no clasp; (C.J. WILLIAMS. STO: H.M.S. MAGICIENNE). Awarded to Stoker C.J. Williams, Royal Navy, who was serving aboard the cruiser H.M.S. Magicienne on and off the coast of South Africa during the Boer War, and is confirmed as entitled to the Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902 without clasp. Good very fine




Queens South Africa Medal, no clasp (Mr J. R. Whitecross, Imp. Mil. Rly.) Civilian Fitter, Mr J. R. Whitecross, Imperial Military Railways, died of disease at Johannesburg, 29 March 1902, aged about 71!  Scarce The 1891 Census notes that he was living at 82 North Gate, Hartlepool and was employed as Stationary Engine Keeper, aged 61. Minor edge bruise, Good very fine




Queens South Africa Medal, no clasp; (CONDR: F.J. STAFFORD.). Awarded to Conductor F.J. Stafford, presumably serving with the Railways. Suspension slightly bent, Good very fine




Queens South Africa Medal, no clasp, neatly erased. Very fine





An interesting Third China War 1900 Medal awarded to Assistant Paymaster later Paymaster Commander R.R. Hamer, Royal Navy, who served aboard the cruiser HMS Arethusa during the Boxer Rebellion, and in the Great War was present at Jutland, before dying in 1942 during the Second World War having been accounting officer to the Falklands Islands Survey in British Antarctica. China Medal 1900, no clasp (ASST:PAYR R.R. HAMER, R.N. HMS ARETHUSA). Richard Rodney Hamer was born on 3rd October 1878, the son of the Reverend Richard Hamer, and Clara of Granby Vicarage, Nottingham. Hamer joined the Royal Navy as an Assistant Clerk on 15th January 1896, being posted to Victory, being posted to HMS Imperieuse on 5th March 1896, the flagship on the Pacific Station, he passed for Clerk on 15th January 1897, and was posted to the screw corvette Comus from 12th March 1897, and operating out in the Pacific off the coast of Chile, he was aboard her when she rescued shipwrecked sailors off Acapulco in July 1897, but was then posted back to the armoured cruiser Imperieuse from 25th August 1897, this ship being still the flagship on the Pacific station. Hamer was posted to the battleship Magnificent from 31st August 1899, being appointed Assistant Paymaster aboard her on the same date, serving with the Atlantic Fleet, and was then posted aboard the cruiser HMS Arethusa from 14th November 1899, seeing further service on the Pacific Station, and then with the outbreak of the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900, Hamer saw service on and off the coast of China, protecting the lives and property of British subjects there, and receiving the China Medal 1900 without clasp. After the cessation of hostilities this ship remained on the China station till she returned to England in April 1903, with Hamer being posted the armoured cruiser Hogue from 4th June 1903. Hamer was posted to the armoured cruiser HMS Suffolk from April 1904, then commanded by Captain David Beatty, later the Admiral of Jutland fame. Hamer was posted to the base ship Terror from 21st May 1906, followed by the Battleship Jupiter from 9th September 1908, being promoted to Paymaster on 30th October 1908, he was at the same time posted to the shore establishment Fisgard. Hamer attended a victualing course from 27th February 1909, and was posted to the cruiser Diamond from 24th August 1909, followed by the protecte cruiser HMS Fox in the East Indies from June 1912, having taken passage out aboard Hermione, he was promoted to Staff Paymaster on 30th October 1912 and was still aboard Fox at the outbreak of the Great War, and operated in the Indian Ocean, being aboard the Fox when she captured two German merchant ships, the Australia on 10th August 1914 and the Holtenfels on 11th August 1914, followed by the hunt for the German light cruiser S.M.S. Konigsberg, and participation in a raid on Dar-Es-Salaam where she bombarded the city. In January 1915, Fox was part of the force which occupied Malta Island, and from 1915 went on to see service in East Indies and off Egypt. Hamer was however posted to the armoured cruiser HMS Cochrane from 21st January 1916, as part of the 2nd Cruiser Squadron, he saw service at the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916 and having been promoted to Fleet Paymaster on 30th October 1916, saw further service aboard Cochrane from mid-1918 at Murmansk during the allied intervention in the Russian Civil War, before being posted home aboard the destroyer Murray to join the battleship Agincourt from October 1918, and was serving aboard her at the cessation of hostilities. Posted to the battleship Indomitable in home waters from 24th April 1919, he was then posted to President for a victualing course from 13th May 1920, being then posted unemployed at Pembroke from 2nd June 1920, this was then cancelled and he was posted to the Submarine Depot Ship Titania from 10th September 1920, he applied to travel to the United States of America in December 1920, and married Gretchen Hamer on 14th February 1921. With the outbreak of the Second World War, Hamer was recalled for service as a Paymaster Commander and additional for the shore base Pursuviant, being then appointed on 21st March 1941 as an accounting officer to the Falkland Islands Survey in British Antarctica. Having been posted down there his ill health deemed it necessary to have him removed from the posting, and it being seen as imperative for him to be in a warm climate, he was admitted to the Royal Naval hospital at the Cape of Good Hope, where he died aged 63 on 14th January 1942, being buried in Simon’s Town Dido Valley Cemetery, South Africa. Additionally entitled to a 1915 Star Trio, 1939-45 Star and War Medal 39-45. With CWGC info,copy roll page for no clasp China 1900 HMS Arethusa R.R.Hamer Asst/Payr 2 pages of service history entered service 15th January 1896 various copy pages from Navy Lists. Nearly extremely fine




China Medal 1900, no clasp; (LIEUT: W.G.K. GOUGH. 13TH: SIKH INFY:)  Awarded to Lieutenant W.G.K. Gough, 15th Ludhiana Sikh Infantry, who was appointed to the Indian Staff Corps on 7th September 1895, having prior to that been a Queen's India Cadet. A photograph exists of Gough, when a Captain, together with other officers of the 15th Ludhiana Sikh's, taken in 1908 on the anniversary of the battle of Tofrek, which was sent to the Royal Berkshire Regiment, the photograph being now in the collection of the Wardrobe Museum, and is viewable on line. Official correction to first initial, Good 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, unnamed as issued. Good very fine




Queens Mediterranean Medal named to 3420 Pte W. Johnstone, Royal Munster Fusiliers. With copy roll. NEF





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 (Khalasi Butahi Survey of India.)  Suspension re-fixed, lacquered. Unusual for a Survey of India unit to be seen in north Africa. Unsurprisingly, the unit is not noted in British Battles and Medal. Suspension re-fixed, lacquered. Very fine




Africa General Service Medal 1902, clasp Somaliland 1902-04; (201 SARWAN DADU. 54TH CAMEL C.), complete with a crude metal mounting loop, which probably was together with the medal when it was presented. Awarded to Sepoy (No.201) Sarwan Dadu, 54th Camel Corps, Indian Army. Good very fine




Africa General Service Medal 1902, one clasp, Somaliland 1902-04 in bronze to PRIVATE SERVANT. GULAM MOHAMED, 58th N. F. HOSP. Verified to the 58th Native Field Hospital roll.  This lists him as being the Servant of Captain Edmund Hamilton Blake Stanley, Indian Medical Service. 1902/3 Officiating 4 Bengal Lancers, 1904 with No. 58 Native Field Hospital, Somaliland. Contact marks and edge bruising, Nearly very fine





Messina Earthquake Medal, unnamed as issued. Good very fine





India General Service Medal 1908, Ed VII,  clasp,North West Frontier 1908 to 9619 PTE. F. HALL, 1st R. WAR. R. Copy C.W.G.C. Frederick Hall Killed in Action 25.4.1915, 2nd day Battle of St. Julian, Ypres. M.I.C. entitled 1914 trio. Very minor edge bruise, otherwise Nearly very fine




India General Service Medal 1908, Ed VII, bronze issue, Bar North West Frontier 1908 to TEMPY. BEARER. NIYAR MUHAMMAD, No.2 Co. A. B. CORPS. It was not until 1901 that the Army Bearer Corps was created and came under the Medical Department.  Dooly Bearers and Kahars were enlisted and the Army Bearer Corps provided persons for the carriage of the sick and wounded. In 1903, the Unit was reorganised into 10 Divisional Companies. Contact marks, edge bruises, polished, Very fine





India General Service Medal 1908, clasp Abor 1911-12, impressed 8174 SEP. ABDULLAH SHAH, F.C. 8174 Sepoy Abdullah Shah, Frontier Constabulary. Very fine




Khedives Sudan Medal 1910-22, 2nd type reverse, silver issue, no clasp, unnamed as issued. Nearly extremely fine




1914 Star named to 11187 Private A.C. Mellows, 11th Hussars. Very fine




1914-15 Star named to 10195 Sergeant H.T. Stone,  Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action on 1st July 1916 whilst serving with ‘D’ company, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. The son of Mabel P. Stone, 85 Standard Road, Hounslow, Middlesex and the late George Stone, born in India, and buried at Ovillers Military Cemetery. Good very fine




1914-15 Star to Captain L. Bengough. A Military Cross & Mentioned in Despatches recipient: Capt.L.Bengough, Ches.R. (Lawrence Bengough. Mentioned in Despatches LG 1/1/1916. Awarded Military Cross LG 14/1/1916; Promoted Brevet Major & appointed Governor 1st Class, Military Prisons in the Field. Died in Germany 7/2/1921 and buried at Cologne Southern Cemetery. GVF




1914-15 Star named to G-9133 Private H.J. Kimber, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action with 11th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment on 5th March 1916 at the Hohenzollern Redoubt. Extremely fine





1914-15 Star to 2626 Private. R. Guylott, City of London Yeomanry. With M.I.C entered 7/May/1915 also later served with MGC (151408) 1911 Census report born. Paddington, London. Lived Crouch End. Good very fine




1914-15 Star named to 10315 Private A. Causier, Yorkshire Light Infantry. Private in the 1st Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, killed 8th May 1915, and is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, the son of Alfred William Causier of 1 Back, Welbeck Street, Castleford, Yorkshire. Good very fine




1914-15 Star named to 3440 Private W. Haynes, Middlesex Regiment. To Egypt 23rd August 1915, Z Reserve 17th July 1919. Extremely fine





1914-15 Star, name removed. Good gap filler. Nearly extremely fine





1914-15 Star, impressed M2-054059 PTE A.E.BROWN A.S.C. Complete with copy Medal Issue Card and copy Service papers. Albert Edward Brown was born during 1894, the son of Charles William Brown of Paddington A Motor Driver, Albert was attested to join the 2nd London Division, Army Service Corps, Territorial Force on 14th September, 1914 numbered 1282. He later re-attested to join the 277th MT Company, Army Service Corps, at Bulford Camp, Dorset, on 6th March, 1915 and landed in France 5 days later. Once in France he was posted to the 2nd London Divisional Supply Column. On 16th November, 1916, Albert was later posted to the 320th Motor Transport Company A.S.C and the 2 Army Service Corps Repair Shop. In January, 1917, Albert was posted to the 69th Motor Transport Company, A.S.C attached to the 16th Divisional Supply Column. He was demobilized “Class Z” on 13th June, 1919. Extremely fine




1914-15 Star named to 17632 PTE. A. McLEOD, R. SC: FUS: Alexander McLeod was born on 18/6/99 in Glasgow, he enlisted on 16/3/15 aged 15! He declared his age had 19 ie 1896. His address was given as 197 Centre St, Glasgow. He went France on 12/7/15 and 4 months later he was discharged on 19/11/15 due to joining underage. He also earned a ww1 pair which is not with this lot. With copies of his medal index card and pension service sheet. Very fine+




1914-15 Star, naming partly erased (not readable). Very fine





MAJOR Cyril Stone DANBY, ROYAL AIR FORCE. a Pilot from Nottingham in 15 Squadron winning his M.C. for flying. British War Medal (only) MAJOR, C.S. DANBY, R.A.F. Copy Service Papers, from West Bridgford, Nottingham. M.I.C. 2/Lieut. Rifle Bde., 2/Lieut. 15 Sqd, R.F.C., Major 113 Sqd., R.A.F. Address Fox Rd., West Bridgford, Nottingham. Military Cross Lon. Gaz. 1.1.17, ORIGINAL citation states “For exceptionally brilliant work as a Pilot in co-operation with the Artillery from Jan. to July 1916. Lieut. Danby has always shown the greatest dash & determination, frequently carrying out his work under the most difficult conditions. Dated 11.10.1916." Was a ‘founder member’ of 15 Sqd. going to France, promoted Flight Commander & Acting Captain returning to the U.K. 16.7.16 as an Instructor till serving in the Adriatic Theatre during 1917-18. Joined 113 Sqd. in Palestine as Major in Feb. 1919 finally leaving the R.A.F. in Dec. 1919. Written up in ‘The M.C. to Flying Personnel of G.B. & the Empire 1914-19’ by Hal Giblin & N. Franks. Paperwork includes a letter (2005) from Hal noting confusion with Danby being wrongly indexed in the early 1915 Army Lists. ‘The Sky Their Battlefield’ by T. Henshaw notes actions 8.2.1916 ‘Combats with 2 Fokkers & 3 Aviatiks & was the Photo Machine to Cunningham/Newton both K.I.A. 14.3.16 the 1st casualties for the Sqd. XV Sqd. article. Nearly very fine





 British War Medal to 2/LIEUT. F.C.B. PHILLIPS, R.A.F. Observer, 11 Sqd. (B.F2b) Copy Officers Services & his Pilots (on 1.6.1918) Officers Papers M.I.C. (pair) Devon R & 2.Lieut. R.A.F. address McBean Rd., Wolverhampton. Casualty Report & Casualty Card for 1.6.1918 cancelled 3.6.18 as ‘machine now located’, one card noted ‘Is he alive’. This Bristol Fighter (C4846)was claimed by German Ace Ltn. A. Hets Jasta 37, 1st of 6 victories noted in various books as Phillips. Details of Hets. Extremely fine