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1

 

Naval General Service Medal 1848, clasp Basque Roads 1809 named to Francis Morgan, Lieutenant, Royal Navy. Served on HMS Thesius, with top silver buckle in Cashmore and Co, Birmingham, velvet box. Complete with 27 pages of service papers. Which confirms served on HMS Theseus. Extremely fine

 

£2,200-2,500




2

 

Military General Service Medal 1848, four clasps, Corunna, Salamanca, Orthes, and Toulouse, named to M. Donoghue, 42nd Foot. Michael Donoghue, born Kiimain, Cork,. Served 20th January 1795 to 20th August 1802 in Loyal Inverness Fencible Highlanders. Re-enlisted in 42nd at Balana, 7th September 1806 for 7 years. Joined 1st Battalion, stationed at Gibraltar, March 1808, present at Corruna, 16th January 1809, Embarked with Battalion for England, 19th January 1809. Left sick at Canterbury, and in Hospital when Battalion embarked for Walcheren Expedition, 16th July 1809. Rejoined Battalion at Musselburgh on its return to England, 17th July 1810. Arrived in Portugal with Battalion, 29th April 1812. Left sick at Penasanda, June 1812, but rejoined Battalion for Salamanca 22nd July 1812, re-enlisted in March 1813. Sick during December 1813, but rejoined for Orthes 27th February 1813, and Toulouse 10th April 1814. Returned with Battalion from France, embarking 21st June 1814 at Bordeaux. Service with Battalion in Ireland at Kilkenny, until it embarked for Flanders, served with Battalion in Ireland at Kilkenny, until it embarked for Flanders, 9th May 1815, when left sick with Depot at Cork. Rejoined Battalion at Edinburgh, on its return from France 8th March 1816, and transferred to 3rd Royal Veteran Battalion stationed at Edinburgh, which disbanded in May/July 1816. Nearly extremely fine

 

£1,900-2,200


3

 

Army of India Medal, clasp Bhurtpoor named to Lieutenant J.O. Oldham, 60th Native Infantry. Generally very fine

£1,050-1,150
  4

 

Boulton’s Trafalgar Medal in Silver, as issued to Officers, toned. Good extremely fine

 

£1,950-2,250




5

 

Seringapatam Medal in Gilt Bronze, with original ribbon. Extremely fine

 

£650-750





6

 

Punjab Medal, two clasps, Chilianwala and Goojerat named to W. Walters, 9th Lancers (The Delhi Spearmen).

 

£500-600



7

 

Scarce Sutlej Medal to a 29th Regiment casualty for Ferozeshuhur 1845 to Corporal James Teasdale, in the Worcester Regiment that took heavy casualties at this hard fought action. Sutlej Medal 1845-46 for Ferozeshuhur 1845 No bar. CORPL. JAMES TEASDALE, 29th REGT. Corporal James Teasdale was killed in action at Ferozeshuhur on 21 December 1845. The 29th & 80th Regiments together attacked the right of the Sikh position & carried the enemy entrenchments by storm at the point of the bayonet, but were then subjected to fierce Sikh counter-attacks. The 29th lost 3 officers & 52 men killed; 3 officers & 192 men wounded in this bloody battle from a total of 28 Officers & 765 O/R’s in the battle. The First Sikh war was a hard fought one as the Sikh Army was well trained & well armed, leading to heavy casualties with the British Army. Corporal Teasdale was one of 4 N.C.O. fatal casualties to the Worcester Regiment. Provenance D.N.W. 2002. Edge bruising, (see pictures) therefore Nearly very fine

 

£550-595



8

 

Sutlej Medal, no clasp, named to James Beneley, 29th Regiment. Naming a bit weak in places, Good very fine

 

£400-500


9

 

Punniar Star 1843, 29th December 1843, unnamed as issued for the Gwalior Campaign of 1843. Hook and split ring suspension. Nearly extremely fine

 

£395-450



10

 

Crimea Medal, four clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann and Sebastopol to I. STREET. GR & DR. 11th BTN. RL ARTY. (Officially Impressed) 2049 Isaac Street born 1821 Gorton, Manchester. Attested 14.1.1842 as Gunner & Driver, promoted Bombardier 3.2.1849, imprisoned 18.6.1852 & reduced to Gnr. & Dvr., served Jamaica, Turkey & Crimea, received a Crimea Medal with 4 bars & Turkish Crimea only, court martialled once & 3 times in Regt. defaulters book (so no L.S.G.C. missing), discharged 15.9.1863. Copy Discharge papers & Medal Roll (No. 3 Co., 11th Btn., ‘F’ Bty., Royal Artillery) for 1st 3 bars, can’t find Sebastopol bar but 4 named Crimea bars confirmed on papers. Very fine

 

£750-825
  11

 

Crimea Medal, four clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann and Sebastopol, name erased. Generally very fine

 

£280-320



12

 

Crimea Medal, two clasps, Balaklava and Sebastopol to J. BRYANT. GR & DR 11th BTN RL ARTY. (Officially Impressed) 1333 John Bryant shown on Medal Roll as ‘W’ Bty., 11th Btn., Royal Artillery (Medal) bars Balaklava & Sebastopol with No.1 Coy., 11th Btn. R.A. Named on the roll listing men entitled to Alma & Inkermann, but entitled columns NOT marked giving Bryant either bar so Crimea medal only) Unusual combination of bars. Nearly very fine

 

£495-550



13

 

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. art Copies casualty & muster rolls, some minor nicks to edge, otherwise Very fine

 

£475-525









14

 

Crimea Medal, clasp Sebastopol named in impressed style to S. Brown, 10th Hussars. Farrier Sergeant Solomon Brown, a Blacksmith from Beaminster, attested at Dorchester on 24th December 1839, aged 21 years, discharged in Dublin in May 1864 aged 45 years. With some research, served first in the East Indies, then in the Crimea, appears 14 times in the Defaulters Book and was twice tried by Court Martial. Some contact wear, and edge-knicks to reverse rim, Generally very fine

 

£300-350
  15

 

Crimea Medal, no clasp, named in officially impressed style to John Kerr, Scots Fusilier Guards. Two possible recipients, one died 20th February 1855 or the other died 20th January 1855. Broach-marks to the obverse, otherwise Good very fine

£80-100
  16

 

Turkish Crimea Medal, British issue, unnamed as issued.

 

£110-140

17

 

Turkish Crimea Medal, Sardinian Issue, named to 2058 Alexander Robbin, 42nd Highlanders. Entitled to Crimea Medal, three clasps, Alma, Balaklava and Inkerman and Indian Mutiny Medal, clasp Lucknow.

 

£100-125

18

 

Turkish Crimea Medal, Sardinian Issue, impressed to 3284 Patrick Lyons, 28th Regiment.

 

£100-125




19

 

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

 

£215-245



20

 

India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Persia named to GUNNER J. MORRISON, ARTILLERY. James Morrison, born Kerry, Rothsay, Scotland 1816. Enlisted by Max Axford at Liverpool 12.8.1840 aged 24. Embarked for Bombay Presidency aboard the ship `Simon Taylor'. Arrived in India 20.2.1841. Returned to England aboard `Assaye' docking 29.7.1861, discharged to Pension 10.8.1861 having served 22 years. His only medal the Persia I.G.S. Copies from Bombay Army muster rolls, Depot description books, L/MIL/9/100 Ships, L/MIL10/302 Discharge - ships returned on. Dark toned, Nearly extremely fine

 

£750-825

21

 

India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Perak, named to W. Wilkins, Ordinary Seaman, HMS Modeste. With copy medal roll. Generally very fine

 

£300-350

22

 

India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Burma 1885-7 named to 1942 Corporal B.R.O. North, 2nd Liverpool Regiment. Small edge-knock at 10 o’clock on reverse, Nearly extremely fine

 

£150-180

23

 

India General Service Medal 1854, one bar Burma 1885-7 engraved Ch. Pett. Off. S. Jago. Sold as renamed. Good space filler. Very fine

 

£75-95



24

 

Withdrawn

 

 



25

 

Withdrawn

 

 




26

 

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

 

£175-215



27

 

India General Service Medal 1854, two bars Burma 1885-7, Hazara 1888. 29642 SERGT. J. KANE, NO. 3 BY. 1ST BDE. S.I. DIV. R.A. (South Irish Division, Royal Artillery). 20 combinations of these bars to unit. 3 Bty. 1st Bde. S.I. Div. R.A. later became No.6 Mountain Bty., R.A. where Kane qualified for the Hazara 1888 bar. James Kane was born in Rochester, Kent. Attested 11.5.1877 in the Royal Artillery. He served in India with the South Irish Division R.A., October 1885-March 1895, taking part in the Burma Expedition 1885-86 and the Black Mountain Expedition 1888. Discharged 15.7.1896. Copy Discharge Papers & Medal Rolls. Unusual combination of bars. Slight edge bruising, Very fine

 

£335-375







28

 

India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Burma 1887-89 named to 791 Private A. Roach, 2nd Battalion, Royal Hampshire Regiment. Suspender a little slack, otherwise, Good very fine

 

£210-250

29

 

India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Burma 1887-89 named to 905 Trooper Jital Rao, 4th Cavalry, Hyderabad Contingent. Suspender a little slack, Generally very fine

 

£150-180

30

 

India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Hazara 1888 named to 2062 Private J. Ryan, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment. Suspender a little slack, Nearly extremely fine

 

£280-320

31

 

India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Hazara 1888 named to 2233 Private P. Roache, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment. Suspender a little slack, Good very fine

 

£280-320





32

 

India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Hazara 1888, named to 2339 Sergeant T. Morriss, 2nd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Theodore Morriss. With copy medal roll and research. Generally very fine

 

£190-240
  33

 

India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Waziristan 1894-95, named to 877 Sepoy Muhammad Khan, 33rd Bengal Infantry. Slack suspender, Generally very fine

 

£100-125




34

 

India General Service Medal 1854, clasp, Waziristan 1894-95 3817 PTE. B. RALTON, 2d. Bn. BORDER REGT. (55th Foot) edge nick otherwise Nearly very fine

 

£195-225
35

 

Indian Mutiny Medal, no clasp ,named to 2975 Edward Clifford, 70th Regiment (Surrey), shows as died on roll.

 

£300-350



36

 

Indian Mutiny Medal, no clasp, named in a locally period engraved style to George McGill, Farrier, E Troop, 4th Madras Light Cavalry. Some small contact wear to rim, Generally very fine

 

£275-325


37

 

Indian Mutiny Medal, no clasp, named to Wm H. Swan, 80th Regiment. With copy Medal Roll transcription from Find My Past, William H. Swan, transferred to Indian Army 31st May 1860. Good very fine

 

£250-300


38

 

Indian Mutiny Medal, no clasp, named to Frederick Noak, 1st Battalion, 20th Regiment. 20th Regiment (East Devonshire), stationed at Gorakhpur in 1861. Good very fine

 

£240-280

39

 

Indian Mutiny Medal, no clasp, named to C. Ward, 3rd Madras European Regiment. Good very fine

 

£210-250


40

 

Indian Mutiny Medal, clasp Central India, named to Gunner E. Harrison, 4th Company, 14th Battery, Royal Artillery. Bar and Suspender can be detached from the disc, needs a small repair. Very fine

 

£200-250






41

 

Canadian General Service Medal, clasp Fenian Raid 1870 named to Private P. McLean, 42nd Battalion, with 2x42nd Cap Badges. Nearly extremely fine

 

£295-345
  42

 

Ashantee Medal 1873-74, no clasp, named to A. Heals, Able Seaman, HMS Himalaya 73-74. One small edge-knock, at 2 o’clock, otherwise Generally very fine

 

£220-250




43

 

New Zealand Medal, reverse undated, named to 3571 Private P. Gilligan, 65th Foot. A late claim medal. With copy medal roll, and mentioned in the history ‘The melee in the swamp had been a succession of desperate hand to hand encounters, and many instances of courage were exhibited on both side. Private Gilligan, 65th, shot one Waikato, and brained another with the butt end of his rifle. Many other daring acts were witnessed, but must remain unrecorded as the individuals could not be identified. But the bayonet played a conspicuous part in the exciting scene.’ Nearly extremely fine

 

£600-700


44

 

New Zealand Medal, reverse 1863 to 1866 named to 338 Wm Notley, 50th Queens Own Regiment. With copy discharge papers, never tried by court martial, but once appeared in the Regimental Defaulters book. Nearly extremely fine

 

£525-575




45

 

New Zealand Medal, reverse dated 1864-66 named to 3565 George McCann, 68th Light Infantry. With copy discharge papers, some contacting to rim. Generally very fine

 

£460-520

46

 

Ashantee Medal 1873-74, named to A.J. Granville, Ships Cook, HMS Simoom 1873-74. Generally very fine

 

£320-360


47

 

Ashantee Medal 1873-74, no clasp named to W.G.H. Webber, Domestic 2nd Class, HMS Rattlesnake 73-73. Broach marks to face, with an attempt to repair, please see photos on website. Very fine

 

£200-250



48

 

South Africa General Service Medal 1879, clasp 1879, renamed in engraved style to Lieutenant Black, 1st Natal Native Contingent. KIA Isandlwhana. Norman Lister Black, born 1857 first Military appointment was as Sub Lieutenant for 33rd Lancashire Rifle Volunteers Corps on 12th May 1875 and by 1876 had been promoted Lieutenant. At some point in 1877 he left for South Africa and obtained a position in Engineer’s officers. 7th December 1878 Norman was appointed Lieutenant in Colonel Durnford’s 1st Battalion, 1st Regiment NNC, specifically Nourse’s ‘D’ Company. Colonel Durnford who’s brainchild the NNC was, quickly appointed the best recruits to his own Battalion, including Black. Black was killed at the Battle of Isandlhwana by a Zulu Assegai. An interesting medal and research project. Good very fine

 

£450-550





49

 

Afghanistan Medal 1878, no clasp, named to Captain C.J. Whitaker, 65th Foot. Whitaker was born in Valetta, Malta on December 22nd 1849. Ensign C.J. Whitaker joined the Regiment in 1869 and was the last to purchase promotion to Lieutenant as the system was abolished in 1871 and served in Agra, India as Lieutenant and Adjutant during 1873. During 1878 officers, including Captain Whitaker and 22 other ranks were posted to the Kurrum Field Force on signals and communications duties in Afghanistan. Captain Whitaker was appointed Superintendent Army Signalling to the Kurrum Vallery Field Force. There were only 28 medals to the Regiment. This was to be Colonel Whitakers only medal although he did go on to command the Battalion in 1894, retiring in 1897 a full Colonel. With research including a photocopy of a picture of Officers of the 65th at Agra in 1873 in which Whitaker is identified, and another of Whitaker in uniform. Nearly extremely fine

 

£540-600





50

 

Afghanistan Medal 1878, no clasp, named to Mr. S. Smith, Punjab Police Department. With research. Sydney Smith appointed July 1870 as Assistant District Superintendent in the Punjab Police. Served in Afghanistan 1878-80 and had the medal with no bar. At this time he was a District Supt IV Grade at Derra Gaza Khan. Was at Mooltan in 1886 and by 1893 was Supt Grade III at Lahore. Assistant Inspector General Railway Police, Lahore May 1900, Deputy Inspector General of Police November 1901. Awarded medal for Delhi Durbar 1903. Retired August 1905. Nearly extremely fine

 

£440-500



51

 

Afghanistan Medal 1878, clasp Kandahar to 1425, PTE. H. WEBBER, 66th FOOT. Henry Webber born Barnstable, Devon. The Berkshire Regiment famous for the action at the battle of Maiwand, 27 July 1880 where the 66th Foot lost 10 officers and 275 O/R's killed in action.  The survivors of Maiwand continued on the march to Kandahar. Copy Discharge Papers, his only medal. One letter of surname officially corrected (see 'B' in picture), minor edge cut Very fine

 

£395-450





52

 

Afghanistan Medal 1878, clasp Ali Musjid, named to 6447 Farrier Sergeant J. Green, E/3rd Brigade, Royal Artillery. With copy service papers, also entitled to a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Good very fine

 

£325-375




53

 

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

 

£265-295

54

 

Afghanistan Medal 1878, no clasp, named to 591 Private M. Doyle, 1/25th Foot. Nearly extremely fine

 

£200-225


55

 

Afghanistan Medal 1878, no clasp, named to 32B/238 Private W. Webb, 1/12th Regiment. Generally very fine

 

£200-250
56

 

Afghanistan Medal 1880, clasp Ahmed Khel, named to Gunner B. Mulholland, 6th/11th Brigade, Royal Artillery. With copy medal roll.

 

£220-260
  57

 

Afghanistan Medal 1878, no  clasp, named to 1186 Private A. Storrie, 92nd Highlanders. Good very fine

 

£150-180
58

 

Afghanistan Medal 1880, no clasp named to Sowar Suit Ally, 3rd Punjab Cavalry

 

£85-105

59

 

Kabul to Kandahar Star, named to Duffadar Gunda Singh, 3rd Punjab Cavalry.

 

£200-250

60

 

Egypt Medal 1882, undated reverse, two clasps Suakin 1885 and Tofrek named to D. Taylor, Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Private David Taylor, wounded in action at Tofrek on 22nd March 1885, gunshot through the left thigh, invalided from the service in January 1887. With paperwork. Served HMS Duke of Wellington, October 1877-September 1879, HMS Asia, October 1880-January 1881, HMS Duke of Wellington October 1881 to September 1883, HMS Thunderer, September 1884 to April 1885. Royal Marine Battalion October 1884 to April 1885. Imprisoned 3 times including onboard Duke of Wellington for 14 days in August 1879. At Tofrek 7 Marines were killed and 16 wounded including Taylor. Good very fine

 

£400-500






61

 

Egypt Medal, dated 1882 reverse, clasp Tel-El-Kebir named to 2385 Private J. Brennan, 4th Dragoon Guards, with copy medal roll, and some information regarding the 4th Dragoon Guards roll in the Egyptian Campaign. Nearly extremely fine

 

£240-280



62

 

Egypt Medal, dated 1882 reverse, clasp Suakin 1885, named to 41/2118 Private J. Lyford, 1st Berkshire Regiment. With copy medal roll. A little contact wear to the Regiment, but still readable. Generally very fine

 

£200-225

63

 

Egypt Medal, undated reverse, clasp The Nile 1884-85 named to 4459 Private W. Morrison, 11th Company, Commissariat and Transport Corps. With copy medal roll. Good very fine

 

£200-225


64

 

Egypt Medal, dated 1882 reverse, no clasp, named to 2558 Private W. Bartlett, 7th Dragoon Guards. With copy service papers, Walter Bartlett was from Chard in Somerset, he was discharged due to Dementia, after attempting to desert whilst awaiting court-martial. The Dementia not being caused by his service, but due to his ‘in-temperance’. Good very fine

 

£200-225

65

 

Egypt Medal, undated reverse, clasp Suakin 1885 named to 5027 Private J. Brough, 2nd Scots Guards. Some edge-knicks, naming very clear, Generally very fine

 

£200-225



66

 

Egypt Medal 1882, undated, bar Suakin 1885. 1759 Pte. H. Jones, 1/Shrops: L.I., Copy Medal Roll & Discharge Papers. Henry Jones, born 1862 in Wellington, Shropshire. Joined 53rd Regt. (Shropshire Light Infantry) 9.12.1880 serving 12 years in Malta 1883-1885 & Suakin 1885. Confirms Medal, Suakin 1885 bar & Khedive's Star. Good very fine

 

£175-195

67

 

Egypt Medal, dated 1882 reverse, no clasp, named to 1298 Private C. Yarwood, 1st Royal Sussex Regiment. Some pitting, and a little contact wear at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, otherwise Generally very fine

 

£150-180

68

 

Egypt Medal, no clasp, named to A. Macey, Able Seaman, HMS Thalia. With copy medal roll. Extremely fine

 

£140-170
  69

 

Khedives Star, undated, unnamed as issued. the suspender is bent at the ends. Very fine

 

£60-80


70

 

India General Service Medal 1895, clasp Punjab Frontier 1897-98 named to Sergeant A. Firman, 1st Royal West Kent Regiment. With copy medal roll, discharged time expired on 3rd January 1901, and re-enlisted 3rd Royal West Kent Regiment on 31st July 1901. Nearly extremely fine

 

£200-225

71

 

India General Service Medal 1895, clasp Punjab Frontier 1897-8 named to Corporal A. Plume, Royal West Kent Regiment. With copy medal roll.

 

£160-200
72

 

India General Service Medal 1895, clasp Punjab Frontier 1897-8 named to 4198 Private G. Clark, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

 

£160-200

73

 

 India General Service Medal 1895, clasp Punjab Frontier 1897-8 named to Private J. Varey, Royal West Kent Regiment.

 

£150-180
74

 

India General Service Medal 1895, clasp Punjab Frontier 1897-8 named to Sepoy Ditta, 27th Punjab Infantry.

 

£130-160



75

 

Queens Sudan Medal, named to 2621 PTE. A. BROWN, 1/CAM: H'DRS. Copy medal Roll marked 'DECEASED' (8.10.1898) Address if non-effective, deceased etc "Mr H. Brown, Middleton Junction, Lancashire". Entitled Khedives Sudan Medal bars The Atbara &Khartoum. Small scratch in front of Victoria's face otherwise Nearly extremely fine

 

£265-295



76

 

Queens South Africa Medal, four clasps, Tugela Heights; Orange Free State; Relief of Ladysmith and Laing’s Nek, impressed 3320 Pte C.J.ACOURT, 2nd E. SURREY REGT. (Wounded in Action at Alleman’s Nek June, 1900). Sold together with a digital copy of his Baptism record; digital copies of Census returns; digital of copies of British Army Service papers (Victorian & WW1); digital copy of Medal roll; digital copy of Marriage entry; digital copies of Newspaper entries;and a digital copy of his GPO employment register entry. Charles John Acourt was born during 1869, in St.Pancras, London, the son of Elijah Acourt (shown as Thomas Acourt on his Military Records) and Agnes Acourt. Charles Acourt, a labourer, enlisted in the East Surrey Regiment on 20th January, 1891. He was already serving in the 7th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Acourt was posted to the 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment on 26th February, 1891 transferring to the 1st Battalion on 26th September, 1892 stationed in the East Indies. He was transferred to the Army Reserve on 29th January, 1899. Charles Acourt was recalled for war service on 7th October, 1899, and embarked for South Africa with the 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. They arrived on 20th October, 1899 for service during the second Anglo-Boer War3320 Private C Acourt, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment was wounded in action at Almonds Nek (Allemands Nek) on 14th June, 1900 and he was returned to the United Kingdom on 20th October, 1900. Private Acourt was transferred to the Army Reserve on 30th April, 1902. Charles married Mary Margaret Sheppard on 26th December, 1902 at St Thomas’s Church, Finsbury Park, London. He was finally discharged from the Army Reserve, at Kingston on Thames, on 16th January, 1903, after 12 years’ service. His character was very good and was in possession of two Good conduct Badges. In 1911, Charles was a Post Office Labourer, living with his wife and children, in the Bloomfield Road, Bow, London. With the outbreak of WW1, Charles A’court was an engineering workman, still living in the Bloomfield Road, Bow. He was re called for service with the Colours, as an ex-Soldier, under the Military Services Act, 1916 on 24th April, 1918. Charles confirmed his previous service with the East Surrey Regiment and having been discharged on 16th January, 1903. 329695 Pioneer C J A’Court, Royal Engineers, Signal Service was called up on 2nd July, 1918, but was transferred to the W Reserve the following day. Charles was discharged, being surplus to Military requirements and without overseas service, on 14th December, 1918. He was not entitled to any WW1 medals. He re - joined the General Post Office, as a skilled workman, Engineering London, during 1920.Charles John Acourt died in Stepney, London, during 1936. Records show him as Acourt and A’court. Medal with ghost dates, Nearly extremely fine

 

£200-250





77

 

Queens South Africa Medal, five clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 named to 4623 Shoeing Smith G.H. Brown, 2nd Dragoon Guards. With copy service papers and medal roll. Faint ghost dates to reverse, Nearly extremely fine

 

£190-240


78

 

Queens South Africa Medal, four clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal and South Africa 1901, named to 7000 Private W.F. Pike, Royal Scots. The top bar (SA01) unofficially attached by wire rods. Pike Died of Disease on 26th November 1901 at Middelburg. Nearly extremely fine

 

£190-230






79

 

Queens South Africa Medal, five clasps, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek, Cape Colony, South Africa 1901 named to 7328 Private R. Johnson, Royal Lancaster Regiment. Served with Volunteer Company, with copy medal roll and Kings Own Cap Badge. Last two clasps, loose on ribbon. Generally very fine

 

£160-200



80

 

Queens South Africa Medal, four bars, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Transvaal to 3020 PTE, F, FOSTER, GLOUC. REGT. Copy Medal Roll entitled K.S.A. Very fine

 

£135-165
81

 

Queens South Africa Medal, four clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 named to 3280 Sergeant T. Hallchurch, 5th Dragoon Guards. Some history.

 

£100-125


82

 

Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Johannesburg, Wittebergen named to 4400 Private F.C. Johns, 12th Lancers. Appears as E. Johns in the Anglo-Boer War records, and he died of wounds at Potchefstroom on 7th February 1901. Ghost dates to reverse, toned, Nearly extremely fine

 

£350-400



83

 

A Q.S.A. to the Scottish Horse who enlisted as Regt. No. '1' before renumbered to 26027 SQUADRON SERJEANT MAJOR Martin Coyne, 1st Scottish Horse. A good senior N.C.O. within the Regiment late Trooper & Cyclist 1st Scottish Horse.Queens South Africa Medal, three bars Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal. (entitled to South Africa 1901 bar) 26027 S SERJT. MAJ. M. COYNE SCOTTISH HORSE. (Squadron Sergeant Major) Note 1st issue of Q.S.A.'s are named Scottish Horse in full, later abbreviated. Copy Record of Service, Enlisted Kimberley C.C., as Regtl No. “1” M. Coyne, 1st Scottish Horse. Discharge Papers No.1 Serjt. Major M. Coyne, 1st Scottish Horse, two pages giving No “1” Rank S.M. Coyne M. Discharged 19.7.1901 & 26027 Martin Coyne, Tpr. Discharged 19.7.1901, Time Expired, home address 54, Church Way, North Shields, Northumberland. Paid at 8/- per diem, claims 10/- being a Cyclist. Medal Roll shows Tpr. (Cyclist) crossed through with S.S.M. (Squadron Sergeant Major) above. Extremely fine

 

£195-225








84

 

Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal named to 3602 Shoeing Smith A. McLachlan, 6th Dragoons. Adam McLachlan, 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons, also entitled to the bars South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902. With copy papers and medal roll. Nearly extremely fine

 

£160-200



85

 

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

 

£150-170



86

 

Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps Cape Colony; Transvaal and Wittebergen, impressed 1866 Pte W.MOXON, 2: YORKS: Lt INF: Sold together with a digital copy of his Baptism record; a digital copy of Marriage entry; digital copies of census returns; a digital copy of British Army Service papers; digital copy of Medal Roll; digital copy of 1939 Register; a digital photograph of Moxon in later life and digital copy of Death Certificate. William Moxon was born on 12th February, 1868, in Methley, Yorkshire, the son of John and Caroline Moxon. He was baptised at St Oswald’s Parish Church, Methley on 14th June, 1868. By the completion of the 1881 Census, William was a coal miner, living with his father at Tanshelf, Pontefract, Yorkshire. A Collier, William enlisted in the King's Own Light Infantry (South Yorkshire Regiment) on 24th April, 1885. He had previously served in the 3rd (Militia) Battalion, King's Own Light Infantry (South Yorkshire Regiment). He saw service in Malta between December, 1885 to February, 1887 and then in India between February, 1887 to February, 1893. After service with the 2nd Battalion, Moxon was transferred to the Army Reserve on 17th February, 1893. After returning to coal mining, William married Catherine Eliza Jacques, at St Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Ackworth, Yorkshire, on 3rd June, 1895. 1866 Private Moxon was recalled to Army Service on 7th March, 1900 rejoining the 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and posted to South Africa. He saw active service during the Second Anglo-Boer War until January, 1902. 1866 Private William Moxon, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry was discharged on the termination of his engagement on 22nd April, 1902. By 1911, William was a coal miner, living in Pontefract, Yorkshire, with his wife and 7 children. He is shown in the 1939 Register as a retired coal miner living in Elm Street, Grovetown, Pontefract. William Moxon died from carcinoma at the Pontefract General Hospital on 11th March, 1942. Ghost dates, Edge-knock, Nearly extremely fine

 

£110-140


87

 

Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal named to 10400 Driver C. Artlett, Army Service Corps. With copy medal rolls, very faint ghost dates to reverse, Good very fine

£100-125
88

 

Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Transvaal, Orange Free State and Cape Colony named to 5292 Corporal R. Ward, 1st Essex Regiment.

£85-105



89

 

Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Orange Free State to 952 PTE. S. HUNT, GLOUC. RGT. Private Stephen Hunt born St Werburgh, Bristol, attested 1884, Drummer 1889, served in the Boer War from 1.1.1900-17.4.1900, discharged medically unfit 15.10.1900 as he was WOUNDED KLIP KRAAL (Klip Drift) 16.2.1900, where the 2nd Battalion had sharp fighting with Cronje’s rear-guard. TEN Gloucester Regiment men wounded at this action. Copy casualty & Medal Roll, Discharge papers (8 pages) Nearly extremely fine

£225-245



90

 

 A Boer War Medal with an unusual to find picture of an other rank in the Boer War wearing his I.G.S. ribbon in Seaforth Highlanders uniform. Queens South Africa Medal, two bars, Cape Colony, Paardeberg to 1745 Pte. D. ROBERTSON, 2 SEA. HIGHRS. Donald Robertson was born in Moulin, Pitlochry, Perthshire. A Plumber by occupation & a member of the 3rd Btn. Scottish Rifles; attested in the Seaforth Highlanders at Hamilton 20.5.1885, aged 18 years. Serving in the East Indies, 1.1.1886 - 6.3.1893 (I.G.S. Medal bar Hazara 1891) & was discharged to the Army Reserve in 5.4.1893, re-engaging for the Reserve in 20.5.1897. Recalled to the Colours, served in South Africa 5.12.1899 until invalided home 15.9.1900, discharged 19.5.1902. Copy both medal rolls, service papers, born Moulin, Pitlochry, Perthshire. 'A military History of Perthshire 1899-1902'. Published 1908. gives '1745 Pte. Donald Robertson (Ballinluig) Enlisted 1885, served with Hazara Expedition 1891 (medal with clasp Hazara 1891) also in South African War (1899) -1900 (Queen's medal with clasps Cape Colony & Paardeberg). Discharged 1902'. Picture page 463 - copy photograph. Good very fine

£150-175


91

 

Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Cape Colony and Orange Free State named to 8922 Driver J.H. Donald, Army Service Corps. With copy service papers, also entitled to a Kings South Africa Medal. Good very fine

£100-125

92

 

Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Transvaal and Orange Free State named to 4983 Private L. Roberts, 18th Hussars.

£100-125
  93

 

Queens South Africa Medal, clasp Natal named to Lieutenant G.E.C. Meyer, Army Ordnance Department. Generally very fine or better

£190-230





94

 

Queens South Africa Medal, no clasp, named to 4224 Private M. Lyons, Lancashire Fusiliers. Severely wounded at Vryhead, South Africa on 11th December 1900, mentioned in despatches in London Gazette of 4th September 1901 and Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in the London Gazette of 27th September 1901, also entitled to a Queens Sudan Medal and Khedives Sudan Medal 1896, bar Khartoum, Kings South Africa Medal, with clasps South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902, and the clasps Orange Free State, Transvaal, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith and Laing’s Nek for his QSA. With copy service papers, and London Gazette entries for both the M.I.D. and DCM. Some contact wear to rim, Generally very fine

£325-375

95

 

Queens South Africa Medal, no clasp, named to 72 Conductor T. Young, Army Service Corps. Nearly extremely fine

£100-125

96

 

Queens South Africa Medal, no clasp, named to 5691 Private J. Shaw, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Confirmed entitled no clasps, at St. Helena. Good very fine

£100-125

97

 

Kings South Africa Medal, two clasps, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 named to 4571 Drummer W. Stein, East Yorkshire Regiment. Sergeant William Stein, B Company, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, died on 7th September 1917 and is buried in the Glasgow Western Necropolis. He was awarded the Military Medal in the London Gazette of 24th August 1916. With research including an image of him as a Drummer from the Regimental Magazine, and also information regarding the role of the East Yorks during the Battle of the Somme. MM with 1st East Yorks, given the Gazette date this could well have been for the early part of the Battle of the Somme. Good very fine

£135-165






98

 

Kings South Africa Medal, two clasps, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 named to 3644 Shoeing Smith E. Mahoney, 12thLancers. With copy medal roll. Also entitled to a Queens South Africa Medal with clasps, Paardeberg, Dreifontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen, Relief of Kimberley. With copy medal roll. Good very fine

£130-160
  99

 

China Medal 1900, no clasp, named to H.J. Petters, Petty Officer 1st Class, HMS Aurora. Sometime cleaned, otherwise Nearly extremely fine

£180-220
  100

 

Medal clasp: Relief of Pekin. In Good condition

£40-50



101

 

Africa General Service Medal 1902, Ed VII, three bars Aro 1901-02, N. Nigeria 1903, N. Nigeria 1904 named to 301 PTE. ABUDU KANIKE, LAGOS BN. W.A.F.F. Copy roll for Aro & N. Nigeria 1903 bars, can't find N.N. 1904 but as dates in sequence seems O.K. Note :-Aro bar a contemporary copy as should say Aro 1901-1902. Copy 2 x Medal Rolls. Good very fine

£325-350



102

 

Africa General Service Medal 1902, Ed VII, bar Aro 1901-1902, entitled to bar N. Nigeria 1903 to 340 PTE. MAMADU KAFI 11. LAGOS BN. W.A.F.F. Also awarded E & W. Africa Medal bar 1898 & Ashanti Medal bar Kumassi (roll page of 15 names shows 5 were K.I.A.) Copy all Medal Rolls. 2 edge bruises otherwise Very fine

 

£265-295



103

 

Africa General Service Medal 1902, Ed VII, one bar Somaliland 1902-04, to 6340 Q.M. SGT. A. E. W. MISTER, R.A.M. CORPS. Renamed. On Medal Rolls for Queen’s Sudan, Khedives Sudan with Khartoum bar & Boer War pair. Nearly very fine

£90-110
  104

 

Africa General Service Medal 1902, Geo V, clasp Nyasaland 1915 to 92 Private Buselli. Very fine

 

£160-200


 
105

 

India General Service Medal 1908, clasp Abor 1911-12, renamed to Brigadier General D.C. MacIntyre, Indian Army. He was entitled to a British War Medal and he was a Companion of the Order of the Bath (4.3.1914). Good very fine

£180-220

106

 

1914 Star with original 4th Aug – 22nd Nov 1914 sew on bar, impressed 1684 2/A.M. A.J.STEELE, R.F.C. Sold together with a digital copy of the 1911 Census entry; digital copy of the RAF Service record; digital copy of the RAF Muster Roll; digital copy of 1939 Register and a digital copy of the Probate entry. Albert James Steele was born in St Mary’s Southampton, on 11th November, 1896, the son of Edward and Mary Steele. In 1911, Albert was a Grocers Errand Boy living with his parents. By 1914, he was a chauffeur. He enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps on 9th September, 1914 and landed in France on 6th October, 1914, as a Driver (Motor Transport), joining 6th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. (Captain Lanoe Hawker VC, DSO flew with this Squadron.) 1684 2nd Air Mechanic Steele was promoted to 1st Air Mechanic on 1st March, 1916. He was transferred to 53rd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps on 19th January, 1917 and promoted to Corporal on 1st February, 1917. Steele was reduced to 2nd Air Mechanic but re-appointed 1st Air Mechanic on 19th July, 1917. Albert was promoted to Corporal on 1st November, 1917 becoming a Corporal Driver, Royal Air Force on its formation 1st April, 1918. Albert James Steele married Winifred Mabel, at Southampton, on 3rd April, 1920. He was recalled for service on 9th April, 1921 and granted indefinite leave on 30th April, 1921. By 1939, he was employed as a motor driver for a Gas Company. He was also serving in the Gas Company, Air Raid Precautions. Albert James Steele, of 9 Garfield Road, Bitterne, died on 28th December, 1947. Rare to the Royal Flying Corps. Court-mounted for display purposes, Nearly extremely fine

 

£285-325


107

 

1914 Star with old tailors copy bar 5th Aug -22nd Nov named to 4547 Private F. Hanbridge, 1st Rifle Brigade. Killed in action on 27th May 1915, born Paddington, Middlesex, resident of Kennington, Surrey. Good very fine

 

£85-105

 
108

 

1914 Star, impressed 89439 DVR: W.CARSON, R.F.A. Sold together with digital copies of the British Army Service Papers; digital copy of the Medal Index Card; digital copies of the Medal Rolls; digital copies of Mercantile Marine cards; digital copy of the Royal Navy Register of Seaman’s Service entry; digital copies of WWII Australian Army Service Records; digital copies of Australian Electoral Roll entries and digital copy of Pension paperwork. William Percival Carson was born on 5th July, 1891 in Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia. A Sailor, William worked his passage to Hamburg, Germany on board the Norwegian Barque “Sigurd of Sandness” and then sailed, on board the “Middleham Castle”, to South Shields arriving on 24th May, 1914.William attested to join the Royal Field Artillery at Poole, Dorset on 25th August, 1914, landing in France on 5th October, 1914. He joined the 5th Brigade Ammunition Column on 5th April, 1915. William was transferred to the 8th Divisional Ammunition Column on 29th December, 1915. He was transferred to the 33rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery on 2nd March, 1917. Driver Carson suffered a severe Shell Wound in action, to his right thigh, during April, 1918 and treated at theNo.2 General Hospital, Casino, Le Harve, France. He was returned to “Blighty” on 3rd May, 1918. He was transferred into the Army Reserve on 9th March, 1919 and whilst arrangements were being made to repatriate him to Australia, he joined the Royal Navy on the 21st May, 1919 whilst still technically a member of the British Army. He was discharged from the Army “Surplus to Military Requirements” on 25th July, 1919. Stoker Carson served on board HMS Champion; HMS Blake and HMS Cockchafer. Carson served on the China Station between 4th February, 1921 and 1st June, 1922 when he was discharged “Shore”. After service with the Mercantile Marine, he returned to Australia and became a Miner and a labourer. William Percival Carson attested for war service on 15th January, 1940 at Bendico, Victoria, Australia joining the 12th Garrison Battalion. Unfortunately, V82570 Private Carson went absent without leave on 30th March, 1940 and was declared a deserter. Giving his name as William Patrick Carson, he re-enlisted at Sydney, Australia on 7th February, 1941 joining the 11th Garrison BattalionN103233 Private Carson went absent without leave, for a second time, on 6th January, 1942 and a warrant issued for his arrest for desertion. William Percival Carson died on 29th June, 1960 in Queensland, Australia. An interesting fellow! Unusual to an Australian. NEF

£80-100

109

 

1914 Star named to 6028 PTE. W.H. KEAL. C.GDS. William Henry Keal 1st Coldstream Guards, born Kirmington, Brigg, Lincolnshire, Enlisted 20.1.1905, Prisoner of War 14th Sept. 1914 Bruges, discharged 31.3.1920 to Croxton, Brockleby, Lincs. The BATTLE OF THE AISNE (CERNY) 14.9.1914. The 1st Cold. Gds. In this action lost 11 O/R’s K.I.A., 10 Officers 180 O/R’s wounded, MISSING 1 Officer & 162 O/R’s. Copy War Diary, M.I.C. (Mons clasp issued 1938), medal rolls, discharge papers, P.O.W. Red Cross detail, held Obfangenenlager Altdamm. Light contact wear on reverse otherwise Good very fine

£80-95





110

 

1914-15 Star named to 1571 Sergeant L.C. Gordon, 1st General Hospital, Australian Imperial Force. Embarked at Brisbane on 12thJune 1915, aboard HMAT Karoola, he was later a Staff Sergeant and was invalided back to Australia on 20th March 1916. With copy medal roll. Good very fine

£160-200

111

 

1914-15 Star named to 8095 Private J.J. Peters, 2nd Australian General Hospital, Australian Imperial Force. Embarked Sydney 13thOctober 1915, on HMAT Port Lincoln A17. Good very fine

£120-150




112

 

1914-15 Star named to 1317 Farrier Quarter Master Sergeant D.W. Southgate, Suffolk Yeomanry. Entitled to an M.I.D. 10th January 1921 (annotation on M.I.C.) whilst with the Royal Army Service Corps. Entered Gallipoli on 8th October 1915. GVF

£110-150



113

 

1914-15 Star named to L-17541 Farrier Sergeant E. Appleton, Royal Field Artillery. With copy Medal Index Card. GVF

 

£35-45


114

 

1914-15 Star named to 44939 Shoeing Smith H.P. Martin, Royal Garrison Artillery. With copy medal index card. Nearly extremely fine

£25-30



115

 

1914-15 Star named to 125844 F.G. Mahoney, Petty Officer, Royal Navy. Comes with copy set of Naval Service Papers. VF

£25-35



116

 

1914-15 Star named to S.A. 439 W.W. Morley, 2nd Hand, Royal Naval Reserve. Comes with copy set of Naval Service Papers. Very fine

£25-30


117

 

1914-15 Star named to 091710 Acting Sergeant G. Gregory, Army Service Corps. Generally very fine

£22-26


118

 

1914-15 Star named to 93392 Sapper J. Pearson, Royal Engineers. Generally very fine

£22-26

119

 

1914-15 Star to L-35267 GNR: (A. BMBR:) A. WILLIAMS, R.F.A. Copy M.I.C. Alfred Williams (trio) discharged 9.2.1918, Silver War Badge Roll (Wounds) Nearly extremely fine

£20-25
  120

 

1914-15 Star RENAMED to 43615 Private T.H. Gathercole, Norfolk Regiment. MIC confirms entitlement to pair only, so a self award? With copy papers, Thomas Henry Gathercole from Lynn Road, Sculthorpe, Fakenham, suffered a general disability due to bad conditions on active service. Served with 8th Battalion, Norfolks. Wounded in action on 22nd October 1917. Renamed, otherwise Good very fine

 

£15-20




121

 

A Great War B.W.M. to a Pilot awarded a M.C. and Bar a unique award to 12 Squadron R.F.C. Philip James Vaughan Lavarack, Royal Flying Corps. British War Medal to CAPT. P.J.V. LAVARACK, R.A.F. M.C. London Gazette 26 May 1917 Temp. Lieut. Philip James Vaughan Lavarack, General List & R.F.C. “For conspicuous gallantry & devotion to duty. While on a Photographic Patrol, he shot down & destroyed a hostile machine. He has done consistently good work in artillery observation & photography throughout the operations”. M.C. Second award Bar London Gazette 18.10.1917, T./Capt Philip James Vaughan Lavarack, M.C. Gen. List & Royal Flying Corps. “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When attacked on artillery patrol by eight enemy aircraft, he succeeded in driving down one machine, the rest being driven off East. Later he drove off three Scouts badly hit, which could not be followed, owing to the clouds. In the last month he has fought and driven off enemy aircraft on seven occasions, and afterwards completed his work”. Philip James Vaughan Lavarack, born in 1890, was educated at Aldenham School. After service oversea’s winning his M.C. & Bar at the end of 1917, he was posted back to the U.K. with duties as a flying instructor, sadly on 15.5.1918, he was killed in a flying accident at Cramlington Aerodrome, Northumberland, while attached to No. 120 Squadron. He was 28 years of age recently married, was buried in St. Andrew’s & Jesmond Cemetery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. His Memorial Plaque 1914-18 Philip James Vaughan Lavarack sold at Auction by Dix Noonan & Webb 4-5th December 2008. We know of other W.W.1. medals extant named to him. A good research project as it seems possible his family as well as his widow were issued/claimed service medals after W.W.1. or the Army as well as the R.A.F. issued them. Copy London Gazette. EF

£550-650








122

 

British War Medal named to 699 Pte G.W.Allez R.Guernsey L.I. George W. Allez served during the Great War with the 1st Battalion Royal Guernsey Light Infantry and is confirmed as having being involved in the bitter fighting during the Battle of Lys to the east of Hazebrouck from the 10th to the 14th April 1918. The battalion attempted to stem the German advance suffering an 80% casualty rate, Allez himself being noted as missing in action as of the 13th April 1918. The fighting at Hazebrouck was when the German 6th Army under Von Quast smashed through five miles of allied lines. The Royal Guernsey Light Infantry was bushed south to help stem the German advance. Hopelessly outnumbered but holding the Germans in a fighting retreat from Le Doulieu to near Merris, the Battalion suffered an appalling 80% casualty rate. The Royal Guernsey Light Infantry was eventually relieved by the Australian 1st Division Field Marshall Douglas Haig wrote in his despatches published in the London Gazette on 21st October 1918 "After heavy fighting ,in the course of which the 1st Battalion Royal Guernsey Light Infantry 29th Division Major -General D.E.Cayley C.M.G. commanding the battalion did gallant service "The fighting strength was now less than 110 officers and men. Allez is confirmed as being missing in action as of the 13th April 1918 his name being published in the Guernsey Weekly press for the 25th May 1918 as missing from April 13th however it later appeared that he rejoined the regiment and that he was only wounded and he survived the war. He may have been a Prisoner of War. With MIC copy page from the Guernsey Weekly Press May 25th 1918 confirming Allez missing as from the 13th April and copy page Cas List 6 confirming missing. Rare medal to a small unit Royal Guernsey Light Infantry seldom seen on the market. Extremely fine

£160-200
  123

 

British War Medal named to S. Green. Copy medal index card, showing service with New Zealand Expeditionary Force as a Salvation Army Chaplain with the rank as Captain.

£50-60
  124

 

British War Medal named to W. Tirrell. With copy Medal Index Card showing service with The Church Army.

£45-55
  125

 

British War Medal named to James L Buddell, name only on medal. National Archive print out shows service with Y.M.C.A. Good very fine

£45-55
  126

 

British War Medal named to 5267 Private R.W. Wilson, 1st Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Good very fine

£45-55
  127

 

British War Medal named to 5267 Private C.R. Jager, 22nd Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Good very fine

£45-55
  128

 

British War Medal named to Temporary Staff Sergeant O.B. Nenke, 51st Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Good very fine

£45-55
  129

 

British War Medal named to Lieutenant W.J. Suckling. Born Greenwich 1882, served with the Inland Water Transport unit of the Royal Engineers in Mesopotamia, and also with the Royal Navy., Good very fine

£45-55
  130

 

British War Medal named to 7079 Driver F.W. Sommers, 5th Field Artillery Battery, Australian Imperial Force. Copy roll and 2 pages Artillery History. Good very fine

£40-50
  131

 

British War Medal named to 3444 Driver A.C. Smith, 6th Field Company Engineers, Australian Imperial Force.

£40-50
  132

 

British War Medal named to 3209 Private H. Preston, 37th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. With copy roll and some pages of unit history.

£40-50
  133

 

British War Medal named to William Pond. Copy roll confirms service with Young Men’s Christian Association.

£40-50

134

 

British War Medal named to 17793 Private H.A. Coleman, Durham Light Infantry, killed in action on 21st April 1917 and buried in Philosaphe British Cemetery. Very fine

£40-50
  135

 

British War Medal named to R.C. Gravett. Copy medal index card shows service with New Zealand Merchant Marine.

£40-50



136

 

British War Medal named to F.33083 G. BONE, A.M.2 R.N.A.S. George Bone, born Lambeth, Surrey/London 17.6.1885. Attested as 210010 Boy 2nd Class, in R.N. 7.12.1902 served on H.M.S. Impregnable, Lion, Agincourt, Repulse, Jupiter, Roxburgh, Donegal, Leander, Victorious & Formidable & in that time “Run” 2.9.1906, 4.6.1907 both from H.M.S. Roxburgh, noted as DESERTED 7.6.1907 14 days cells, invalided 8.2.1912. Rejoined for W.W.1. 9.7.1917 civilian occupation - steam motor bus driver, discharged 27.1.1919. Copy R.N., R.N.A.S. & R.A.F. service papers, medal roll (B.W.M. only). His only medal. Very fine

£35-50


137

 

British War Medal named to Lieutenant F.J. Gordon. Commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps. Good very fine

£35-45
  138

 

British War Medal named to 3188970 Private W.H. McKenzie, Nova Scotia Regiment.  Good very fine

£35-45
  139

 

British War Medal named to Paymaster Sub Lieutenant W.E.C. Copp, Royal Naval Reserve. With copy Medal Roll. Nearly extremely fine

£35-45



735

 

British War Medal F.27067 J.C. HUGHES, R.N.A.S. Joseph Charles Hughes born Ladywood, Birmingham 13.12.1891 a sheet metal worker, served at Felixstowe with 231 Sqd. Copy medal roll (B.W.M. only) & Service Papers. One e/k otherwise GVF

 

£30-40
  140

 

British War Medal named to 12205 Staff Sergeant R.M. Ferguson, East African Labour Corps.

£30-40
  141

 

British War Medal named to L11585 L.R. Barden, Boy Servant, Royal Navy. Unusual rank.

£30-40
  142

 

British War Medal named to RME 1858 Private W. Hewett, Royal Marine Engineers.

£25-35



143

 

British War Medal named to F.21962 W.G. WOODLAND, O.S.2 R.N.A.S. William George Woodland, born Chelsea, London 10.3.1893, attested R.N.A.S. 29.9.1916 Copy R.N.A.S. & R.A.F. Service papers, medal roll (B.W.M. only) Box of issue (R.N.A.S.9)Near Mint

£28-35
144

 

British War Medal named to SS.4889 W. Harper, Able Seaman, Royal Navy, comes with copy set of naval service papers. Good very fine

£25-30
  145

 

British War Medal named to Sergeant J.A. Wilson, 4th South African Horse. Suspender slack, Generally very fine

 

£25-35
  146

 

British War Medal named to 205546 Private E.J. Tresise, 3rd County of London Yeomanry. With copy medal index card, entitled to pair, also served Surrey Yeomanry and Machine Gun Corps. Nearly extremely fine

£25-35
  147

 

 British War Medal named to 52418 Private J. Spowart, 10th Hussars. With copy medal index card, entitled to a pair. Good very fine or better

£25-35
  148

 

British War Medal named to 37802 Private J. Bowen, 13th Hussars. With copy medal index card, appears to be only medal, also served with Machine Gun Corps and Reserve Regiment of Cavalry. Good very fine

£25-35
  149

 

British War Medal named to 1081 Private G.H. Howard, 1st County of London Yeomanry. With copy medal index card, entitled to a pair. Generally very fine

£25-35
  150

 

British War Medal named to 453231 Private E. Smith, 21st Canadian Infantry

£25-35
 

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