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The following are a collection of Victorian Medals, the property of a Gentleman, an excellent cross-section from the Napoleonic Wars up until the Boer War, there are several 'casualties' included, and some seldom seen examples.




Seringapatam Medal, in silver-gilt. Generally very fine





Arctic Medal 1818-1855, named in engraved style to the reverse, H.M. Simpson. Suspender repaired and resoldered. This name is not on the official role, and the medal has been possibly been engraved with his name at a later time. About Fine





Waterloo Medal, original clip and ring suspender, named to (**JOHN JAMES, 1st REG. DRAGOON GUARDS**)  Two men of this name present at Waterloo, one of whom a nailer from Roscommon, was wounded on the inside of the right thigh and twice in the abdomen. Sold with copied discharge papers. Edge-bruising and lightly polished, Good fine





Waterloo Medal, with steel clip and contemporary replacement steel straight bar suspension, named to (*THOMAS HOWLAND, 13TH REG LIGHT DRAGOONS*). Thomas Howland was born in the parish of Eastling near Faversham in Kent, and enlisted for the 13th Light Dragoons on 2nd August 1803. He served in the Peninsular and at Waterloo, where the 13th Light Dragoons formed part of the 7th Brigade commanded by Colonel Sir F. Arentschildt, and was discharged on 18th March 1819. Allowed half-time during his absence, 19th March to 24th November he re-enlisted into the 1st Royal Regiment of Veterans at Chatham on 25th November 1819 and was finally discharged on 24th June 1821, in consequence of the disbandment of the regiment and being worn out, aged about 41 years. Thomas Howland became an Out-Pensioner of Chelsea Hospital and lived to claim the MGS for the battles of Albuhera, Vittoria and Toulouse (Sold by Seaby in October 1943). He was one of the last surviving other ranks from the 13th Light Dragoons when he died in March 1871, aged 86, being buried in Norton St Mary Church, Kent. Sold with copied discharge and pension papers together with the original lid to the card box of issue for his MGS, inscribed with his name and regiment, and three tunic buttons, these in excavated condition. Ex DNW. Edge-brusing otherwise Good very fine





Waterloo Medal, clip and ring, (**GEORGE JONES, 23RD REG. LIGHT DRAGOONS**). The name renamed in engraved style, but the regiment correctly impressed. With copy research, recruited from the Nottinghamshire district. Generally very fine





Waterloo Medal, clip and ring, renamed in engraved style to (**DAC GEN PM CHAMBERS. 18TH HUSSARS**) The Commissariat officers who served at Waterloo were not granted the Waterloo medal, nor were their names distinguished in the Army List with a ‘W’ to denote such service, although in after years those that had served in the Peninsula were granted the ‘P’ before their names and they subsequently received the M.G.S. medal in 1848. No officer of this name, however, has been traced for this period. Very fine





Military General Service Medal 1848, seven clasps, Egypt, Talavera, Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca, Vittoria, Nivelle, Nive named to (W. ANDERSON, SERJt 3rd FOOT Gds). William Sanderson was born in the Parish of Newbury, Cupar, Fife, and attested for the 3rd Foot Guards on 25th March 1799, being promoted to Corporal in March 1805 and to Sergeant in October 1809. He was transferred to the 7th Royal Veteran Battalion on 25th December 1813, and discharged from the 2nd Royal Garrison Company in March 1815. The Surgeon’s report, dated Hospital 3rd Guards, February 28 1815, states ‘We certify that Serjeant Anderson, late of the Third Regiment of Guards was wounded in the left ankle in Egypt, and had his skull fractured at Niza in Portugal whilst on duty, having at that period the charge of the sick of the 2nd Brigade of Guards, being ordered by the Commandant to apprehend some soldiers who were in the act of robbing their officers on the way to the Army, and it is our opinion that he is rendered incapable of any further military duty.’ Sold with copied discharge papers. The medal seen up to 1974 with four clasp ‘Egypt, Talavera, Basaco and Cuidad Rodrigo’, but was subsequently professionally restored before its last sale in DNW. Very fine





Military General Service Medal 1848, six clasps, Salamanca, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse named to (JOHN AKENHEAD. 61st FOOT).  John Akenhead entered the 61st Foot on 25 September 1807, as a Private from the Durham Militia. He was appointed Corporal in 1809 and embarked for Portugal in September 1811, remaining in the Peninsula and France until his discharge from the 61st Foot on 3 November 1814. He is known to have subsequently served in the 8th Royal Veteran Battalion and later resided at Gateshead, County Durham. Sold with copied muster details and other research. Edge-bruising otherwise Very fine





Military General Service Medal 1848, two clasps, Martinique and Guadaloupe named to (ANTON BESTENBROER, CORPl YORK Lt INFy VOL). One of only two medals on the roll to this regiment which was formed in September 1803 as the Barbados Volunteer Emigrants and changed to the York Light Infantry Volunteers in January 1804. Anton Bestonroer was born at Mittleburg, Isle of Zeeland, Holland in about 1874. He enlisted in the Batavian Army, date unknown, for service in the Dutch colonies. When Demerara and Essequibo, in Dutch Guiana, surrendered to the British on 20th September 1803 about Dutch regular troops, including Bestonbroer, volunteered into British service and were sworn into the newly formed regiment of Barbados Volunteer Emigrants five days later. In April 1804 the regiment formed part of the force which captured Surinam and, after spending the following four years on garrison duty in Barbados and Dominica, took part in the capture of Martinique in 1809, and of Guadaloupe in 1810. The regiment remained in the West Indies until 1817 when the remaining personnel disembarked at Harwich on 20th March and the unit was disbanded. Bestonbroer was medically examined at the Foreign Depot, Harwich Barracks, on 23rd March 1817, and granted a medical discharge in consequence of ‘being subject to sore legs, weak-sighted in the right eye from an opthalmia sustained at the Expedition of Surinam in the Month April 1804’ He subsequently became a Chelsea out-pensioner in receipt of one shilling per diem. He died at Langenhagen, Hanover, where he lived with  his wife and two children, on 16th January 1849, aged 66 from pneumonia. His medal was presented to his widow on 14th August that same year. Sold with copied discharge and other research. Ex DNW, a very rare medal!. Small edge-bruise to the reverse rim at 7 o’clock otherwise, Good very fine





Military General Service Medal 1848, two clasps, Vimiera and Corunna named to (JAMES RUDD, 2nd FOOT). Confirmed on roll as entitled to these clasps. Small edge-knock at 6 o’clock, Generally very fine





Naval General Service Medal 1848, clasp Algiers, named to (JOHN JENNINGS).  John Jennings was born in Northumberland. He enlisted into the Royal Marines at Canterbury on 21st July 1809, aged 18 years for a bounty of 16 guineas. As a Private in the Royal Marines he served aboard HMS Impregnable at the Battle of Algiers, 27th August 1816. With copied enlistment papers and research concerning the battle. Two men with this name in the published NGS roll, the other being on the Egypt roll. Contact marks, Generally very fine





Army of India Medal, short-hyphen reverse, clasp Bhurtpoor, named to (M. FARRELL, 11TH Lt DRAGns).  Martin Farrell was born at Mullingars, Westmeath, and enlisted into the 11th Light Dragoons at Dublin on 16 March 1822, aged 18, a Blacksmith by trade. He served abroad at Meerut and Cawnpore, in the East Indies, for fifteen years 7 months, and was present at the siege and capture of Bhurtpoor. He served as a Farrier with the regiment but never advanced beyond the rank of Private. He suffered frequent attacks of fever in India which undermined his health and, when back in England, he was tried and convicted by District Court Martial for habitual drunkenness in August 1840 and imprisoned for 3 months. Farrell was finally discharged at Horse Guards on 27 October 1846. Sold with copied discharge papers. Good very fine





Army of India Medal, short-hyphen reverse, clasp Ava, named to (R. McDANIEL, 41st FOOT). Nearly extremely fine





Ghuznee Medal 1839, unnamed as issued. Generally very fine





Punniar Star 1843, named to (Private William Grimsdie, 50th Queens Own Regt.) William Grimsdick (note different spelling on medal) was born in Epping, Essex. A Shoemaker by occupation, he attested for the 50th Regiment on 4 February 1838. With the regiment he served over one year in New South Wales and over five in India, seeing service at the action at Punniar and in the 1st Sikh War at the battles of Moodkee, Ferozeshuhur, Aliwal and Sobraon. In the latter battle he was wounded. Grimsdick was discharged on 22 June 1847. With copied discharge papers. fitted with a replacement silver straight bar suspension, Good very fine





Sutlej Medal, reverse Moodkee 1846, three clasps, Ferozeshuhur, Aliwal and Sobraon, named to (CORPl CUNNINGHAM ELLIS. 50TH REGt). Was wounded on 22nd November 1845. Confirmed on roll. Generally good very fine





Sutlej Medal, no clasp reverse Sobraon, named to (JOHN BYRNE, 9TH LANCERS). With matching miniature with bar Sobraon (rather than reverse Sobraon). Both on Victorian medal bars with claws. Nearly extremely fine





Punjab Medal, two clasps, Goojerat and Mooltan, named to (A. McKINNON, 1ST BN 60TH R. RIFLES). Generally very fine





South Africa Medal 1853 named to (THOs ATWELL, 1st BN RIFLE Bde). Thomas Atwell was born in Bristol. A Baker by occupation. He attested for the Rifle Brigade at Bristol on 24th February 1848, aged 19 years. He served in the 1st Battalion, February 1848-March 1855, seeing service in South Africa during the 1st Kaffir War. Atwell was transferred to the 3rd Battalion in April 1855 and was discharged on 28th July 1856 as a consequence of ‘unfitness for service’. The above was his only medal. With copied discharge papers and roll extract. A couple of small edge-knocks, Very fine





Crimea Medal, four clasps, Sebastopol, Inkermann, Balaklava and Alma, named in engraved style to (JOHN FLEMING, H.M.s 11th Hussars).  A charger confirmed in Lummis & Wynn, L.W. Crider, T. Brighton and A. Sewell, born 1822, enlisted 1842, died 20th May 1892 at Aldershot. Wounded in the thigh during the Charge. Promoted to Corporal 27th November 1854. In confinement 22nd-25th April 1855. Demoted to Private on the 26th April 1855. Name is not included in the list of casualties in the London Gazette. Some contacting to rim and small edge-knocks, Very fine





G. King, Scots Fusilier Guards. Crimea Medal, three clasps, Balaklava, Inkermann and Sebastopol and Turkish Crimea Medal, obverse ‘Crimea 1855’ both named to (G. KING. SCOTS FUSILIER GUARDS) in contemporary engraved style. King was wounded in the leg and bayoneted in the face at Inkermann, with copy of service papers. Some contact wear, About very fine





Crimea Medal, three clasps, Alma, Inkermann and Sebastopol, named in engraved capitals to (Pte C. WILLETT. 2d BN RIFLE Bde). With copy medal roll. Good very fine





Baltic Medal, named in engraved style to (H.W. LAPPER. R.M. H.M.S. DESPERATE). Generally very fine





India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Hazara named in running script to (1761 Sgt G. Buckland, 1st Dragoon Guards). One of only 12 officers and men of the 1st Dragoon Guards entitled to the clasp ‘Hazara 1888’. Recipient also entitled to the South Africa Medal 1877-79 with clasp ‘1879’. One of only two men of the regiment (Buckland and an officer) entitled to the two clasps. Very fine





India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Burma 1885-7, named to (2nd Engr David Shaw, H.M. Cos Steamer ‘Ashley Eden’). The Irrawaddy Flotilla Company’s Steamer Ashley Eden (Captain J. Cooper) was selected by the Indian Government to deliver an ultimatum to King Thibaw in Mandalay in October 1885. Captain Cooper was ordered to deliver the ultimatum to the King himself, and to wait, with banked fires, not later than 5th November for an answer. The Ashley Eden left Mandalay with the King’s response and on her way down river was fired on, although war had not yet been declared, by the various forts. She arrived in Rangoon on 9th November. As the answers were not satisfactory, war was declared on King Thibaw and the whole of the Company’s Flotilla fleet was requisitioned by the Government for the expedition. During the war that followed the Company’s Steamers were used to carry 9,467 men, 77 guns, and related stores. Edge-brusing and scratches on queen’s neck, otherwise Very fine





Indian Mutiny Medal, clasp Defence of Lucknow, named to (G. McKAY, 32ND L.I.) An original defender of Lucknow who was Killed in Action at Chinhat, 30th June 1857. George McKay, confirmed on roll, as only man with this name in his unit. Good very fine





Indian Mutiny Medal, clasp Defence of Lucknow, named to (T. CROFT, 32nd L.I.) Original defender of Lucknow. The only man with his name on the roll, died on 11th September 1857. Edge-bruise to the reverse rim at 5 o’clock. Generally very fine





Indian Mutiny Medal, clasp Lucknow named to (ENSIGN HONBle C.E. EDWARDES. 3RD Bn RIFLE Bde) with matching contemporary miniature medal, on a Victorian period medal suspender. The Honourable Cuthbert Ellison Edwardes was born in 1893 and was the second son of the 3rd Baron Kensington. He is confirmed on the medal roll as receiving the single clasp, he died in 1911. Nearly extremely fine





Indian Mutiny Medal, two clasps, Lucknow and Defence of Lucknow named to (W. AITKEN, 78TH HIGHLANDERS). Part of the first relief column,. Two men with this name in this regiment, both entitled to the two clasps. Some contacting to the obverse, Very fine





Indian Mutiny Medal, clasp Lucknow named to (JOHN PICKETT, 2ND Bn RIFLE Bde)  With copy service documents and Medal Roll details. Generally very fine





China Medal 1857, two clasps Taku Forts 1860 and Pekin 1860 named to (GEO TILLERY. 1st DRAGn Gds). Some contacting and rubbing to naming, Good very fine





China Medal 1857, two clasps, Taku Forts 1860 and Pekin 1860 named to (Wm PETIL 2nd/60TH RL RIFLES). Edge-bruise at 6 o’clock, and some light polishing, Very fine




China Medal 1860, two clasps, Taku Forts 1860 and Pekin 1860 named to (THOMAS McCORMICK, 1ST DRAGn Gds). Good very fine





China Medal 1857, clasp Taku Forts 1860 named to (JOHN SCULLY. 31st REGt). Some heavy surface and contact wear, about Fine





New Zealand Medal, reverse 1865 to 1866 named to (1581 ROBt MORGAN, 2nd Bn 18th RYl IRISH REGt). Robert Morgan was born in Portsea, Hampshire. A Labourer by occupation, he attested for the Army at Portsmouth on 19 December 1861, aged 18 years. Served with the 18th Regiment until June 1870 when he was transferred to the 65th Regiment. Served in New Zealand, April 1863-January 1867 and the East Indies, January 1871-January 1883. Discharged in February 1883. This was his sole medal entitlement. Two edge-knocks at 5 o’clock and 10 o’clock, otherwise, Generally very fine





Abyssinia Medal, embossed to reverse to (768 J. NEIL. 1ST BATTn 4th THE K.O.R. REGt). Very fine





Ashantee Medal, clasp Coomassie named to (624 Pte S. PARTRIDGE, 2Bn RIFLE Bde 1873-4). Nearly extremely fine





Private W.J. Caters, 4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Canada General Service Medal, clasp Fenian Raid 1866 named to (300 CPl W. CATERS, 4/R.BDE). India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Jowaki 1877-8 named to (300 Pte WILLm JAMES CATERS. 4 Bn RIFLE Bde). William James Caters was a native of Bristol and enlisted into the Rifle Brigade on the 1st June 1858 at 20 years old. His papers show that he was promoted to NCO rank on a number of occasions only to be reduced to the ranks after being drunk. He served for 2 years in Canada and over 5 years in India. He was discharged in 1879 having served 21 years with the colours. Both medals were dispatched to an address at Lavender Hill, London. (2) Good very fine





Afghanistan Medal 1878, two clasps, Ahmed Khel and Kandahar named to (1789 Pte J. COE. 2/60TH FOOT). GVF





Afghanistan Medal 1878, clasp Ahmed Khel named to (15,B.1139 Pte C. ERRINGTON, 59th FOOT). With copy medal roll. Two small edge-knocks to the reverse rim, otherwise Good very fine





Kabul to Kandahar Star, named to (58B/391 PRIVATE A. SMITH, 72nd HIGHLANDERS). Nearly extremely fine





South Africa General Service Medal, clasp 1879 to (2074 Pte W. BARKER. 1st Dn Gds). With copy medal roll. Generally very fine





South Africa General Service Medal, clasp 1879, named to (214 Pte J. SPEDDY. 91ST FOOT). With copy medal roll. Extremely fine





South Africa General Service Medal, clasp 1879, named to (T/2100. Pte G. FROST. A.S. CORPS). Good very fine





Cape of Good Hope General Service Medal, clasp Basutoland (Pte H. COUSINS. D.E.O.V.R.) Nearly extremely fine





Egypt Medal, dated reverse, three clasps, Tel-El-Kebir, The Nile 1884-85 and Abu Klea named to (2529 Pte W. HARRISON, 7/Dn Gds). Confirmed on roll (not included). Usual contact marks to obverse and to naming at 3 and 9 o’clock, Fine





Private E. Hall, 2nd Yorks & Lancs Regiment. Egypt Medal, dated 1882 reverse, clasp Tel-El-Kebir, named (2058 Pte E. HALL, 2/YORK & LANC. R.) Khedives Star, dated 1882 reverse, unnamed as issued. Some contact wear to the Egypt Medal as is normal from the star, however all parts of the naming are easily legible. (2) Generally very fine





East and Central Africa Medal, two clasps, Lubwas and Uganda 1897-98 named to (1614 PTE SHAIK ISMALI 27/BOM. L.I.). Good very fine





British South Africa Company Medal, Rhodesia 1896 reverse, named to (3389 PTe A. ADAMSON. 4/RIF.BDe). Private William Anderson (note different initial from medal) enlisted into the Rifle Brigade in September 1894. He was posted to South Africa in May 1896 having gained his Mounted Infantry certificate in June 1895. He was one of 16 all ranks commanded by Captain A.V. Jenner, DSO who were awarded the British South Africa Company Medal. This being confirmed in his papers (included), these also award of a QSA with five clasps. He was eventually discharged in September 1906. Good very fine





India General Service Medal 1895, clasp Relief of Chitral, named to (No.2364 CORPl C.E. HARRIS. 1/EAST LANCs REGt). Good very fine





Queens Sudan Medal named to (4384 PTE W. WIGGETT. 2/R. BDE.) With copy medal roll. Contact wear to obverse and rim, Fine





Queens South Africa Medal, six clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast renamed to (2913 PTE W. MAINS. R.W.F.). The clasps copies. Generally very fine





Queens South Africa Medal, four clasps, Defence of Ladysmith, Orange Free State, Laing’s Nek and Belfast named to (4464 Pte J.E. HARVEY. 19/Hrs). John Edward Harvey, born 1877 in Bethnal Green, previous service in the 4th Volunteer, Essex Regiment, enlisted 19th Hussars, 22nd September 1896. Saw service during WW1, but believed only to be at home in UK. Private Harvey was a POW, having been captured at Helveta on December 1899 and was later released. Good very fine





China Medal 1900, no clasp, (W. JENKINSON, CK’S MTE., H.M.S. GOLIATH). With research, William Jenkinson a grocer’s assistant from Herne Bay, Kent enlisted for service in the Nvay on 16th January 1895, giving his date of birth as 1st December 1876. Sold with photocopy service record and China 1900 Medal Roll page for Goliath. Good very fine





Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, VR, small letter reverse named to (2777 Cpl SADlr R. CASSERBY. 4/Dgn Gds.) Good very fine




Contemporary. Miniature Waterloo Medal. Good very fine



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Turkish Crimea Medal (Sardinian)  WM. HART, 5th DN. GDS. Depot  Impressed. Contemporary ring & clip through original hole suspension, very nicely done.  "Forgotten Heroes" by R. Dutton says Private William Hart 'probably rode in the CHARGE of the HEAVY BRIGADE' (25th October 1854) The musters show he was effective from the 1.10.1854 to 24.11.1854, 2nd & 3rd Musters endorsed 'Scutari'. Medal Roll gives bars Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Original but front faded ribbon. 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





Ashantee Medal 1873-74, clasp Coomassie named to 1958 Pte. A. Bruce, 42nd Highds.1873-4. Copy Medal Roll, Discharge Papers. Alexander Bruce, born Kilspendie, Errol, Perthshire, Scotland. SEVERELY WOUNDED in action AMOAFUL , W. AFRICA 31.1.1874. 'The bones were broken, (right arm) the wound being inflicted by a 'slug'. His only medal. Very fine





Cape of Good Hope General Service Medal 1880-97, one bar Bechuanaland, Bandmr. E. Andrews. Queens. R. Vol. BANDMASTER, Queenstown Rifle Volunteers. Copy Roll 67 issued to Regiment, including 2 Officers & Band Sgt./Band Master E. Andrews. The medal being issued between 1900-1905 perhaps explains his rise in rank in the Band & being used for naming his medal. UNIQUE rank on the medal roll for Bandmaster, one other listed as Band Sgt. & two Band Cpl’s. Nearly very fine





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





Queens South Africa Medalthree 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





A scarce Boer War casualty to Corporal A. Seekings King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry for the early action at ENSLIN 25th November 1899. Queens South Africa Medal, two bars, Belmont, Orange Free State to 4424 CORL. A. SEEKINGS, 2 YORKS. LT. INFY. 4424 Corporal A. Seekings, 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Light Infantry was WOUNDED ENSLIN, 25 11 1899.(4424 A. Seekin, 2/Yorks. L.I.) To 1st Class Army Reserve, 1 6.1901 (due to wound ?) From “Our Regiments in South Africa” J. Stirling. 'At Enslin on the 25th the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry took a very prominent part & if they did not lose so heavily as the Naval Brigade, that is accounted for by their not crowding in the attack & making a better use of the ground'. At Enslin the Yorks L.I. had 10 K.I.A. & 38 wounded (including 3 Officers) the R.N. Bge. 16 K.I.A. & 81 wounded, Loyal North Lancs. Regt., 18 wounded, Northampton Regt., 1 K.I.A. 10 wounded, Rimingtons Guides 4 wounded 3 missing. Copy service record, casualty & medal roll. Contact marks, Nearly very fine





Flight Lieutenant L.M.B. Weil, Royal Naval Air Service. K.I.A. 6.4.1917 (Bloody April) 1 Naval Sqd. the FIRST combat Sopwith Triplane Casualty in W.W.1. British War Medal and Victory Medal to FLT. LT. L.M.B. WEIL, R.N.A.S. Copy R.N.A.S. Medal Roll (pair), Aviators Certificate (picture) 27.1.16 Louis Marcus Basil Weil R.N.A.S. Service Record ‘Message dropped by German aviator’ “Flt. Sub. Lt. Weil, R.N.A.S. Jew, shot down in air fight on 6.4.17, is buried in Marquion Cemetery.” This from Hauptmann V(on) Osterroht's Flughafen (aerodrome) den 7.4.17. C.W.G.C. …son of Benjamin & Ethel Weil, St. John’s Wood, London. The German Abschusse Liste quotes against Hauptmann V Osterroht name Sopwith dreidecker “5448” – N5448 being Weil’s Triplane number, also lists engl 3 decker “5457” (N5457 being Hewitts Triplane number) at Mons to the A.A. unit. ‘Bloody April….Black September” by N. Franks page 23 explains “The 2nd Sopwith Triplane loss of the day came shortly after noon, 5 x Triplanes of 1 Naval flying an O.P. (Offensive Patrol) met (4 German Scouts of) Jasta 12, Hauptmann Paul Von Osterroht claiming Flt. Sub. Lt. L.M.B. Weil shot down, who crashed near Malakow Station. While it was the 2nd Triplane lost, it was the FIRST BROUGHT DOWN BY A GERMAN PILOT as well as the 2nd victory of the day for the Commander of Jasta 12.” The 1st Triplane loss Flt. S. Lt. N.D.M. Hewitt was lost with ‘engine trouble’ forced to land by A.A. fire & made P.O.W. (aircraft shelled on the ground) But “Jasta Chronology” same author gets this wrong & reverses the victors – so much for the extant ORIGINAL W.W.1. information giving us the triplane numbers ! 2 x Combat Reports for others on this patrol claiming 2 x O.O.C.’s. ‘The Graphic’ 21.4.17 picture. ‘The Times’ 14.5.17 …was born in 1899 & educated at Clifton (College, Bristol). ‘Polack (Jewish School House) magazine’ The new fireplace & oak mantel-piece in the house library has been presented by his parents Mr & Mrs B.B. Weil as a tribute to his bravery & devotion. Also ‘The Cliftonian’ & ‘Clifton College Register’ extracts. His brother also in Clifton College was a Capt. in the R.F.C. (M.I.D.) Various pictures of the remains of a triplane in German hands, some say it’s Weils others Hewitts ! (Hewitt’s was shelled so more likely Weil's) Details of Hauptmann P. Von Osterroht Commanding Officer Jasta 12 - 26.11.16-23.4.17 K.I.A. (17 days after shooting Weil down) Weil being his 4th of 7 Victories. Picture of him with Manfred von Richthofen who at one time was his Observer in BAO 1914-15. Triplane casualties for W.W.1. are 34 K.I.A., 11 P.O.W. including 5 wounded total 45. ‘Airmen Died in the Great War 1914-18’ Hobson page 413/417 gives 39 battle casualties on Triplanes R.N.A.S. none for R.F.C./R.A.F. compared to R.E.8. - 451, Camel 424, D.H.4. 333, B.E.2. 292, Bristol Fighter 289. Victory Medal being an officially reused medal (see website pictures) (2)Extremely fine 





Midshipman, Flying Officer, Captain Francis Henry Kennedy, R.N. part of the 1st  Naval Pilots Course (No.1) 1924, the start of the Fleet Air Arm, he served on H.M.S. Eagle for flying duties with 460 Flight, (Fleet Torpedo), later becoming a Fleet Torpedo Bomber Flight. Commisioned Pilot 21.7.1925 flying Darts & Ripons from the Aircraft Carrier & even a Fairey Swordfish in 1941. Also liked competing in motor cycle trials between the wars

British War Medal and Victory Medal to MID. F.H. KENNEDY, R.N. 1939-45 StarDefence Medal and War Medal (last 3 unnamed). Medal ribbon bar. Arbuthnot Trophy Trial Bronze Medal 1924 named `Lieut. F.H. Kennedy, R.N. 2 3/4 H.P. Rudge'.

 The Auto-Cycle Union's Arbuthnot Trophy Trial started in 1919, is one of the most sporting events in the motor cycling world, the Arbuthnot Trial is held annually in memory of Admiral Sir A. K. Arbuthnot, a keen motor cyclist for many years, who was killed in action at the Battle of Jutland. Only open to naval officers & midshipmen on the active list. In 1924 the 2 day Trial Event was being held amongst the Surrey Hills. From 1922 event - “These withdrawals and other casualties left six men in the running for the cup, J: H. Illingworth (499 Sunbeam), G. F. Mandeville (481 Scott-Squirrel), S. G. Wheeler (490 Norton), H. B. Baker (A.B.C.), Searles-Wood (499 Sunbeam) & H. D. Chads (499 o.h.v.Triumph). After tea the weather & the course was easier. Leaving Burford Bridge, a turn to the left was taken just short of Dorking Station, which leads on to the Dorking-Reigate road. Here F. H. Kennedy (998 Indian) fell, causing his retirement, but he was quite unable to account for his fall”. Captain Francis Henry Kennedy, Royal Navy, born 12.10.1900 in Devonport, lived in Flint Lodge, Southsea. Served H.M.S. Inflexible (Battle Cruiser) Midn. 9.1.1917 & A/Sub. Lieut. 15.11.1918, H.M.S. Munster (Destroyer) as Sub. Lieut. 1.2.1919, H.M.S.Sepoy (Destroyer) 20.3.1919 Sub. Lieut. 15.7.1919, H.M.S. Iron Duke (Battleship) 23.8.1919, Lieut. 15.7.1921. Attached to R.A.F., granted Temp. commission as Flying Officer, R.A.F. 16.6.1924, took his Aviator's Certificate number 7988 on 3.12.1924 (picture on website in R.N. Officer uniform) as a Lieutenant Royal Navy, (as the R.N.A.S. had become the R.A.F. 1.4.1918, the R.N. had lost their flyers, this being an attempt to put it right which would become the Fleet Air Arm in W.W.2.) Was on No. 1 Naval Pilots Course 1924, qualified in Preliminary Deck Landing 25.6.1925 serving on H.M.S. Eagle (Aircraft Carrier) for flying duties with 460 Flight, (Fleet Torpedo) with 6 Darts, later re-equipped with Ripons, becoming a Fleet Torpedo Bomber Flight. Passed in Final Deck Landing & qualified as Pilot 21.7.1925. Commissioned Commander 30.6.1933 & in August 1939 Navy List was aboard H.M.S. Norfolk (heavy cruiser) Battle Honours include `Bismarck Action 1941'. Flew Fairy Swordfish 1 L9785 on test from Lee by Capt. Kennedy on 29.8.1941 (index says “F.H. Kennedy ”) Capt. Francis Henry Kennedy died 1981. His father Admiral Francis W. Kennedy, C.B. (F.H. was his only son) served in command of H.M.S. Indomitable at Jutland 1916. Mounted as worn





One of 45 Pilots who held both an Aeronauts’(Balloons Cert. No. 267 issued 3.7.1918) & Airship Pilot’s Certificate (Cert. No. 60 issued 14.7.1919) by the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom.  British War Medal and Victory Medal to 2. LIEUT. R. BOND, R.A.F. There were 280 Aeronauts Certificates issued & 67 Airship Pilot’s Certificates issued by the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom, only 45 held both, LIEUT. Robert BOND being one of those. Copy PICTURE (see website) & Service Papers, Robert Bond came from Junction Road, Upper Holloway, North London. Went to Oxford House School & learnt to fly at Beaties School, Hendon & Berwicks, Park Royal, London Only man of this name & initial in the R.A.F. W.W.1., (2) Very fine





A UNIQUE to Regiment foreign award group to Lieutenant Charles Burness, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders/Royal Highlanders, one of 180 French Ordre du Merite Agricole 3rd Class awarded to the British Army. British War Medal and Victory Medal to Lieut. C. BURNESS. France, Ordre du Merite Agricole 3rd Class, Chevalier's breast badge, silver, gold & enamel (enamel damaged in places) London Gazette 7.10.1919, France, Ordre du Merite Agricole, Lieutenant Charles Burness, A & SH att. 8/Royal Highlanders. 180 awarded to the British Army the first for the Great War Gazetted 7.6.1919 this being the only 3rd Class to either Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders or Royal Highlanders. (one 2nd Class Gazetted to Royal Highlanders). Charles Burness born Edinburgh on 18 9.1877. Educated at the Edinburgh Academy. Copy M.I.C. (pair) France 13.7.1916 (Lieut. A & S. Highrs.), Service Papers, born Edinburgh 15.9.1877, educated Edinburgh Academy, address The Ridge House, Nr. Staites, Yorkshire & Lennox St., Edinburgh. 9954 Pte. 14th Btn. appointed 2nd Lieut. 14th Btn. A & S. Highrs 20.1.1916. He entered France on 13 7.1916. Released from the service 8.2.1919. Court mounted for display, last fine, W.W.1. medals Very fine





Sergeant G.E. Hill, Royal Air Force. General Service Medal 1918-62, bar Cyprus. 4044987 CPL. G.E.HILL R.A.F.Royal Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Eliz II, (Dei Gratia) with long service bar. M4044987 SGT.G.E.HILL.R.A.F. Scarce pair. Mounted as worn. G.S.M. V.F., L.S.G.C. polished otherwise Very fine





A RARE group of 3 including a GREEK MEDAL FOR MERIT for the Great War to Cpl. F. Collar, R.A.F. late R.N.A.S. One of only 16 of these Greek Awards awarded to the R.A.F. for W.W.1. British War Medal and Victory Medal. 202415 CPL. F. COLLAR, R.A.F. Greek Medal for Merit 4th Class. Copy R.A.F. Muster Roll, Service Papers, 202415 (F.2415) Frank Coller from Bradford, Yorkshire, enlisted as 2 A.M. 1.12.1914, 1 A.M. 1.8.1915, Ldg. Mech. 18.12.1916 served R.N.A.S. on Pembroke II 1.12.1914-4.2.1915, President II 8.2.1915-31.3.1918, Eastern Mediterranean, Aegean, 2 Wing 11.9.1916-2.6.1918, shows awarded 2 W.W.1.’s & GREEK MEDAL FOR MERIT Lon. Gaz. 26.4.1918 F.2415 (not F.2416 as in modern publication) Leading Mechanic Frank Coller, Royal Naval Air Service (R.N.A.S.) The R.A.F. received 6 to Officers & 10 to R.N.A.S. all O/R’s (inc. F.2415 F. Coller) to all services gazetted. (3)Extremely fine 




Unique George V, three bar IGS to Private J.W. Stevens, West Riding Regiment.. British War Medal and Victory Medal to 32834 PTE. J.W. STEVENS, W. RID. R. India General Service Medal, Geo V, 1908, three bars, Mahsud 1919-20, Waziristan 1919-21 & Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919. 32834 A-C-SGT. J.W. STEVENS, W. RID. R. Copy M.I.C., I.G.S. Roll 1st 2 bars in (`D. of W. Regt' crossed out) W.RID. REGT., attached A.S.C. & last bar attached I.A. with separate page on the roll for this medal issued with a separate bar, all this confirmed on M.I.C. but easier to understand on the Medal Roll. Bars confirmed as UNIQUE to West Riding Regt. as only ONE Mahsud to the Regiment as listed in `Taming the Tiger' (R.G.M.L. Styles) page 234/5 (notes are slightly wrong going by notes on rolls). Top bar loose as issued with original long sewn ribbons. (3) Extremely fine





An important American interest story, a Great War (‘Aegean’ D.S.C.) British War Medal (only) awarded to Captain Guy Duncan Smith, R.A.F. late R.N.A.S. awarded “£250 guineas for valuable services" after his ‘cloak and dagger’ service onboard the American owned (New York) steamer “Mazatten” which flew a German flag till the start of W.W.1., changed to Mexican flag, then captured by H.M.S. Kent when used in violation of American neutrality, against the German Cruiser “Leipsig” in 1914 which came to light when applying for a 1914-15 Star.

British War medal (only) CAPT. G.D. SMITH, R.A.F. 

Entitled Distinguished Service Cross London Gazette 20.7.1917. D.S.C. original citation Flt. Lieut. Guy Duncan Smith, R.N.A.S. “In recognition of his services in the East Indies and Egypt Seaplane Squadron during the period 1 April 1916 – 31 March 1917. During this time he took part in several valuable reconnaissance’s & bombing flights obtaining important information & doing considerable damage to enemy organisations”. Guy Duncan Smith born 21.10.1894 in England, to British parents when his father operated a motion picture theatre in Oakfield, California, U.S.A., educated in England. Next of kin address - father - 35th Avenue, Oakland, California, U.S.A. Prior to joining the R.N.A.S. he was a radio telegraph operator, he had a ‘cloak and dagger’ experience near Mexico in a letter he gave the story below as his claim for a 1914-15 Star (which was refused) but on his R.A.F. papers (Air 76) they awarded him “£250 guineas for valuable services”, an amazing amount of money to a Captain in 1919. It also lists a French Croix de Guerre (silver star) to him, but unfortunately this was Gazetted on 22.2.1918 as Flt. Sub-Lieut. GERALD D. Smith, R.N.A.S. but also credited to Guy by H.A. Haliday's data base from the card files held by the "Directorate of History & Heritage, Canadian Forces H.Q." 64 (Naval) Wing, R.A.F. Seaplane Base, Port Said, Egypt, 30 January 1919. Sir, "I have the honour to lay before you my claim to the 1914-15 medal under the Admiralty regulations which entitles the Merchant Service to it. In August 1914 I was employed aboard the German steamer “Mazatten” in the capacity of Assistant Purser and Wireless Operator. At the outbreak of War, the German flag was replaced by the Mexican and in my capacity as Assistant Purser, I became aware that the ship was loading coal for the German Cruiser “Leipsig”. I immediately sent word to the British Consul in San Francisco to that effect, upon his informing the U.S. Authorities, the ship was stopped & an investigation held & not until the German Consul General Von Bopp had sworn that the coal was for a bona fide merchant in Guaymas, Mexico & put up a bond for $20,000 to that effect, was the ship allowed to proceed. After we had got to sea, Capt. F. Jebsen of the Imperial German Navy came to me & said that the coal was for the “Leipzig” and that I had to get into communication with her & gave me the secret call signs. Upon my refusing he became very threatening, as also did the rest of the crew who were at all times very abusive to me. So they said I must show the German Wireless Operator how to work the set, which I pretended to do, but in reality put it out of commission by closing the coupling and altering the clips on the helix, thereby shortening the wave-length to such an extent that the set was useless for transmitting, but could not be detected without the use of a wave meter. Gustav Traub, the German Operator, spent three nights & two days trying to get the “Leipsig” but failed. Finally we met the “Leipsig” but only transferred a few stores & some reservists. We then proceeded to Guaymas, the arrangement being that we should leave the coal on lighters at the entrance of the harbour & the “Leipsig” would come alongside afterwards & take it. I slipped ashore in a dugout canoe & told Mr. Fearson the British Consul there, that the “Leipsig” was coming round in a few days time. He sent word to Esquimault B.C. & as a result of this 8 hours after the “Leipsig” had taken the coal & left, H.M.S. Newcastle came into Guaymas Harbour. We then proceeded to Topolobampo Harbour & while there Capt. Jebsen came to me with a long code message, which he said was Press News for the “Leipsig” & that I had to send it as Gustav Traub was unable to work the set. I refused at first, but afterwards said I would & then pretended to send it with the set on the wrong wave length. I told the Captain I had sent it & he tore it up & threw it overboard. The next day the same thing was repeated. The crew had made a number of threats to kill me & throw me overboard & one of them struck me & another spat at me. The messages referred to I found out later related to the dates of sailings of British & Allied merchant ships. Finally the Germans found out that I hadn't sent the messages & I have no doubt as the Austrian cook came & warned me, would have killed me had we not been captured by Mexicans the same night. As a result o Consul Von Bopp forfeited his bond of $20,000 & is now serving a sentence of seven years for un-neutral acts. I also served as Wireless Operator on the British steamer “Knight of the Thistle” in November & December 1914. All these facts Admiral Storey, who was then in charge of H.M.Canadian Dockyard, Esquimault, British Columbia is well acquainted with, as also is Sir Samuel Evans, President of the Prize Courts. Also I joined the R.N.A.S on July 2nd 1915 & was flying on the South Coast of England in 1915. The particular circumstances surrounding my case necessitate me making this rather lengthy statement of my services in 1914-15". signed Guy D. Smith, D.S.C. Capt. R.A.F. The light cruiser 'Leipzig' on 2.8.1914 left Mazatlan, Mexico & cruised for some weeks in the Gulf of Mexico, capturing & sinking ships in the area. Took part in the Battle of Coronel 1.11.1914 & the battle of the Falkland Islands 8.12.1914 & was sunk here by the light cruiser H.M.S. Glasgow & armoured cruiser H.M.S. Cornwall in a running fight where she fought to the last. His R.N.A.S. Service Papers & others say Entered by D.N.S. Canada, Stations served at Navigational School, Portsmouth, H.M.S. Fishguard October 1915, Eastbourne November-December 1915, Calshot January-April 1916, Dover Seaplane Station May-June 1916, Egypt Port Said, June 1916 “Raven II” July and August 1916, On 25.8.1916 attacked El Afulch, to attack line & reconnoitre Semunich. A second flight later for the same purpose. March-June 1917, “Northbrook” September 1916, “Anne” September 1916, October 1916, February–March 1917, 7.9.1916 flight to reconnoitre enemy’s communications & find a site for an aerodrome. 22.12.1916 after evacuation of El Arish by Turks. On 22.12.1916 a reconnaissance of enemy’s lines of communications was much needed & was carried out by 5 Seaplanes from “Ben-my-Chree” with reconnaissance of Ramleh & Jaffa; reported only 116 tents at Ramleh; railways and roads clear. This very valuable reconnaissance revealed the fact of the retirement of the enemy & was of great value to the organisation of Military Offensive for the near future. On 27.12.1916 “Ben-my-Chree” and “Raven II” made attack on Chikaldir Bridge in three phases. In 1st phase - four aircraft, Flt. Sub. Lt. (Guy Duncan) Smith and his Observer Capt. Wedgwood-Benn’s bomb exploded in water & did some damage. In 2nd phase two aircraft, one direct hit on bridge. In 3rd phase three aircraft, one Pilot hit bridge twice with 65lbs bombs. This successful attack was delivered after the military success at El f my evidence given later the “Mazattan” was captured by H.M.S. Kent & the German Arish & was designed to interrupt the enemy’s communications. Failed to return from flight, reported missing believed drowned 21.4.1917. Telegram 6.5.1917 from S.S.O. Colombo, Officer returned safe & well. Recovery confirmed. The Short Seaplane Smith had flown, a reconnaissance of Ari Atoll 21.4.1917 & after being blown off course was unable to return to the ship. “Empress” July 1917, & October-November 1917, Total loss of Seaplane No.1038 2.11.1917 believed to have been lost at El Haram. “Ben-my-Chree” December 1917, “City of Oxford” November-December 1917 & February-March 1918. 64 Wing Seaplane Depot 21st May-2nd September 1918. Returned to Britain & on 12.9.1919 sailed on “Megantic” for North America his destination given as Oakland, California, see Canadian Papers RG 9C14, Folder 15, File 2. Copy picture, Medal Roll (Flt. Lt. Guy D. Smith, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. W.W.1. pair to be issued by A.M. (Air Ministry)) various articles from ‘New York Times’ 1915-16 ‘Registry Refused to the Mazattan’ Ship, formerly German, which took coal to the Leipzig, now seeks protection in vain. Mexicans threaten her. American ship seized, the Edna formerly the Mazattan captured by the British previously owned by Capt. Fred Jebsen of this city (New York), a German subject & is alleged to have been used in violation of American neutrality. Indicted for this, but on trying to escape to Germany in disguise, was drowned in the sinking of a submarine. Smith mentioned in books - 'Royal Navy Shipboard Aircraft Developments 1912-31', a picture of him page 216, refs. to his flights (14 pages), picture of his Short 184 on Male Island when looking for the Raider 'Wolf' thought to have drowned & reported missing. 'Fights & Flights' pages 319-328, 341. 'Per Ardua' page 233. "A Flight of Fact" article in 'Nash's Magazine, Pall Mall Gazette, Metropolitan Magazine etc of his adventures on which R. Kipling based his 'Baxter' on Guy Smith. Two other G.D. Smiths in R.N.A.S./R.F.C./R.A.F. neither reached a Capt. in R.A.F. Papers for these state - One Air 76 marked "Ceased to belong to R.F.C. on return to Welsh Regt. 1.12.1917" as a 2.Lieut. (so medal not named to R.A.F.); the other a Prob. Flt. Sub-Lieut., R.N.A.S. 20.11.1917, permitted to retain rank of Lieut. after W.W.1. detailed in Lon. Gaz. 25.2.1919 (so medals named Lieut.) 1" thick paperwork of most refs. quoted above & from the T.N.A., Nearly extremely fine



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Defence of Gibraltar Medal 1779-83, General Elliotts Medal, silver, fitted with silver loop and ribbon. Generally very fine




Davidson's Nile Medal 1798. in bronze. Holed at 12 o'clock for suspension. . The edge inscription is very clear. An attractive example. Generally good fine




Mr. Alexander Davison’s Medal for the Nile 1798, 48mm, bronze, pierced with ring suspension (has been “worn with pride” see website pictures) Good fine





Matthew Boulton’s Medal for Trafalgar 1805, white metal in copper frame with loop for suspension, engraved on reverse ‘Di Soalenbury, Naiad’ About very fine





Military General Service Medal 1848, clasp Java, to Lieut. 3rd Battalion Bengal Volunteers, later Lieutenant-General and 1 of only  46 awards to the H.E.I.C. Lieut.-Gen. George Richard Pemberton, b. Marleybone, 1789, Cadet 1805, present at the capture of Java, 1811 at storming of Fort Cornelis. ADC to Bri.-Genl. Fox commanding the Rajputana Field Force 1825, Lieut.-Col. commanding 56th N.I. 1831, Lieut.-Gen. 1862. Good very fine





Military General Service Medal 1793-1814, clasp Salamanca named to JOSEPH SANDS, 4th FOOT. (King's Own Royal Lancaster Regt.) 217 Salamanca bars to Regt. Copy modern medal roll & Discharge Papers. Born Tulalish, Bambridge, Down, Ireland. Enlisted 24.5.1804, served 14 years  'With the Regiment in action at the Battle of Salamanca and Palintia, at the latter he was wounded'. 'Wound, pistol shot in right foot'. (officers carried pistols) His only medal. Nearly very fine




Military General Service Medal 1848, six clasps Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, St. Sebastian, Nivelle, Orthes to T. Kelly, Gunner, R. Arty. Published roll states first 4 clasps, PRO official roll has Toulouse shown which is struck out as a error with a single fine line running through Nivelle, Orthes. Suspect the medal is correct as a six clasp but priced to reflect some confusion. NEF





Naval General Service Medal 1848, clasp Navarino, named to Josh Ray. With copy medal roll, first served on ‘Asia’ on 9th October 1826, and last served on ‘St. Vincent’ on 10th January 1855. Built in Bombay, HMS Asia was a 84-gun second rate ship of the line, launched on 19th January 1824, she was Codrington’s flagship at Navarino. Good very fine





Frankfurt Medal for War Volunteers 1813-14, in silver, 34mm. Nearly extremely fine





Punjab Medal, 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, Goojerat to J. BATES, 3rd LT. DRAGNS. Copy Rolls Sutlej Medal (16th Lancers) & Punjab Medal (3rd Light Dragoons), Discharge Papers, 1569 Private John Bates, from Oughton Henry, Durham. Served from 27.11.1828 firstly with 16th Lancers till 28.2.1846 as 561 Private John Bates, entitled Ghuznee 1839, Sutlej Medal for Aliwal bar Sobraon with them. Confirmed on roll for the 16th Lancers entitled Aliwal bar which covers their famous charge at ALIWAL. Sutlej roll marked “Volunteered to 3rd Light Dragoons” earning this Punjab Medal 2 bars. Not entitled L.S.G.C. (served 17 years) Regt. numbers 561 & 1569 confirmed on papers, discharged 14.9.1852. Minor edge knocks (see website pictures) otherwise Very fine





Punjab Medal 1848-49, two bars Chilianwala, Goojerat W. WATTS, 9th LANCERS Contact wear therefore, Fine





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





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




Crimea Medal, clasp Sebastopol named in upright engraved capitals to 1697 Alexander Mulvaney, 48th Regt. The 8 being worn. With copy research papers, born Sydney, New South Wales, and attested for 48th Regiment at Belleydown, County Down on 15th October 1839, aged 22 years. He eventually served 21 years 185 days of which 6 years and 3 months were abroad. He was additionally entitled to a Turkish Crimea Medal. Generally very fine





Turkish Crimea Medal, Sardinian, with contemporary Baltic style suspension, this loose, unnamed as issued, light contact wear 3 & 9 o/c. Nearly very fine




Turkish Crimea Medal, Sardinian issue, with depot style impressed naming to: NO 3014 SAMUEL MCFADDEN 30TH REGT (Corporal Samuel McFadden of the 30th (Cambridgeshire Regiment) is shown as wounded at the Battle of Alma on Kevin Asplin's online Crimea casualty list. Sold with copy of Medal Roll which confirms entitlement to the single clasp "Alma". Rank shown as "Drummer" on the Regimental nominal roll. No suspension & medal pierced for ring suspension as normal. Old test mark nick on rim





A rare 1854 India General Service Medal with FOUR bars, one of only 12 awarded to the British Army. Trumpeter Dennis Connell No 1 Battery, 1st Brigade, Eastern Division Royal Artillery. India General Service 1854-95, four clasps, Burma 1885-7, Hazara 1888, Burma 1887-89, Hazara 1891. 38582 TRUMPETER D. CONNELL, No. 1 By. 1st Bde. E. Dn. R.A. Copy Service papers Dennis Connell from Preston, Lancs. Papers confirming the FOUR bars & that he died of enteric fever in East Indies. (his only medal) Medal Rolls for all 4 bars (Hazara 1891 as 38582 Corporal Dennis Connel, Artillery “India”) Only 12 of this combination of 4 bar I.G.S.’s to British Units; all to R.A. Ex G.W. Harris & Roger Geech collections. Scarce to a Trumpeter & the only one to that rank of the 12 issued. Unofficial connections between 1st and 2nd bars only. 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 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, 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, bar Burma 1885-7. To 40 CPL. J. WARD, 2d Bn. L'POOL R. Copy 11 pages Discharge Papers later Colour Sergeant. Bar scratched on '88'. Nearly very fine





India General Service Medal 1854, two clasps, Burma 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 clasps, Burma 1885-7 and Burma 1887-89, named to 7888 Private J. Browne, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. With copy medal roll, invalided to England. Suspender slack, otherwise Good very 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 Waziristan 1894-95 to 3817 PTE. B. RALTON, 2d. Bn. BORDER REGT. edge nick otherwise Nearly very fine





Indian Mutiny Medalclasp 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. GVF





Indian Mutiny Medalclasp Central India to FACKER ODEEN 1st. REGIMENT N.I. Very fine





New Zealand Medal, un-dated reverse, impressed 563. T.NEIL. 57th REGT. Sold together with copy Medal Roll. Thomas Neil was born in Oakwell during 1842. A Labourer, he enlisted, at Ely, in the 57th Foot on 18th June, 1860. In 1861, Thomas was stationed at the 57th (West Middlesex) Depot, Cork. Private Neil served during the Second Maori War in New Zealand between 1861 to 1867. He was discharged on 22nd February, 1867. Nearly extremely fine





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





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





Afghanistan Medal, no  clasp, named to 1186 Private A. Storrie, 92nd Highlanders. Private 1186 Andrew Storrie. Born Jedburgh, Edinburgh about 1842. Enlisted for the 92nd Foot at Edinburgh on 11th August 1863, whilst already serving in the militia (Scottish Borderers). A labourer aged 20 years 6 months. Served in India, Afghanistan, and South Africa. Discharged 18th December 1882 at edinbugh, being medically unfit. Suffered epileptic fits whilst in Afghanistan and was evacuated to the depot in India. Later took part in the 1st Anglo-Boer War 1881. 10 pages of service documents. Census returns 1851-61 and 1891-1901. Extracts from the muster rolls WO12/9373 and WO16/2043 and 19663-4. Medal roll, this is his sole entitlement. Also a photograph of the Regiment in South Africa 1881. Good very fine





Egypt Medal, 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





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, dated 1882, unnamed as issued. Good very fine




Khedives Star, dated 1884-6, unnamed as issued. Good very fine




Khedives Star, dated 1882, unnamed as issued. Nearly extremely fine





India General Service Medal 1895, two bars Punjab Frontier 1897-98 and Samana 1897 to 4986 PTE. P. DEMPSEY, 2ND BN. RYL. IR. REGT. (Royal Irish Regiment) Copy Medal Roll, Discharge Papers, Patrick Dempsey born Barntown, Wexford, Ireland. Joined R.A. as a Gunner 1887 discharged Dec. 1888 as didn't get on well in the R.A. then enlisted in the Royal Irish Regt. 1893-98. Extremely fine




India General Service Medal 1895, two clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98 and Tirah 1897-98, named to 3889 Private M. Jude, 1st Battalion, Devon Regiment. With copy papers, from Plymouth, Devon. Also entitled to QSA/KSA on papers. Suspender slightly loose, Good very fine





Khedives Sudan Medal 1896, bronze issue to Syce. Heezaman, 1st Bombay Lancers. With copy roll, surname down as Heeraman. Raised as the Bombay Squadron of Cavalry by Colonel John Murray in 1803, it was later split into two becoming the 1st and 2nd Bombay Light Cavalry.  In 1842, the 1st was renamed 1st Regiment of Bombay Light Cavalry (Lancers), a name it held for almost fifty years becoming the 1st (Duke of Connaught's Own) Bombay Lancers in 1890.  During the reign of Edward The Seventh, in 1903, it became the 31st Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers.  In 1923 the 31st amalgamated with the 32nd (formerly the 2nd Bombay Lancers) and were renamed 13th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers.  Finally, in 1947 following partition, the regiment was allocated to the Pakistan and renamed ‘13th Lancers’. The Duke of Connaught, then Commander-in-Chief of the Bombay Army, became their colonel-in-chief in 1890. He still held the appointment in the 13th DCO Lancers on his death in January 1942. The 1st Bombay Light Cavalry were participants in the First Afghan War in 1839 where they were at the capture of Ghuznee and in the march to Kabul returning to India in 1840 [Battle Honours Ghuznee and Afghanistan 1839]. Their second campaign came eight years later, during the Second Sikh War; they were in action at the storming of Mooltan where they remained as garrison until the cessation of hostilities [Battle Honours Mooltan and Punjaubs]. May 1857 saw the start of the Great Mutiny.  The 1st Bombay Lancers were at Nasirabad where they were the only ones to remain loyal.  Artillery and infantrymen urged them to go over to them but the sowars refused and, under their officers, charged in an attempt to take the guns. They failed to do so but successfully disengaged and took part in the campaign of pacification in Central India [Battle Honour Central India]. They continued to serve outside India and participated in the Third Afghan War during 1878-80.  Five years later they were in the East – in Burma during 1885-87.  Their final campaign during Queen Victoria’s reign was the one for which this medal was awarded. Court mounted, contact marks and edge bruises, VF+





Queen`s South Africa Medalfour 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





Queen's South Africa Medal, four bars, Defence of Ladysmith, Laing's Nek, Belfast, South Africa 1901. 5574 Pte. W. Williams, Liverpool Regt. Attested Liv. Regt. 1897, L/Cpl. 15.10.1901. 5574 Private William Williams, 1st Battalion Liverpool Regiment,wounded in action near Witpoort (near Heilbron) 12.10.1900 (4 casualties to Regt.) The wounds resulted in the loss of use of his right arm and having been invalided home 14.4.1901 & discharged 21.12.1901.  He is listed as `J. Williams' in the published casualty roll. One rivet popped on S.A.01 bar. Copy Service papers, medal roll (for first 3 bars, can't find 1901 bar roll). VF





Queens South Africa Medal, four clasps, Witterbergen, Belfast, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 named to 7077 Private F.E. Penn, Brabant’s Horse. With a silver tin, marked ‘Original Record, three arrow mark’. And containing a discharged bullet, fragment of a silver coin, and two newspaper cuttings regarding his death in 1964. With copy medal rolls. 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





A fine Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 3 Clasps: Cape Colony, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, awarded to Major C.L. Robinson, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, who served on operations in the Boer War in the Cape Colony and the Transvaal, being then killed in action at Ypres on 8th May 1915 as a Lieutenant Colonel with the 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps: Cape Colony, Transvaal, South Africa 1901; (MAJOR C.L. ROBINSON. LANC: FUS:), mounted loose style as worn. Charles Lawson Robinson was the son of Robert Robinson, of Howlish Hall, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, and served in South Africa during the Boer War on operations in the Cape Colony and Transvaal during 1900 and 1901. It is likely that Robinson came out to South Africa and joined the 2nd Battalion as a replacement for the large number of casualties suffered by the Battalion at Spion Kop during the relief of Ladysmith on 23rd February 1900. The 2nd Battalion was decimated but nevertheless made it's name in this action. When General Buller moved into the Transvaal the Vth Division remained about the railway, and then operated in the south-east of that country, the Utrecht-Vryheid district, and frequently saw tough fighting. The Mounted Infantry of the Lancashire Fusiliers formed part of the garrison of Vryheid when that town was attacked on 10th-11th December 1900. After very severe fighting the enemy was driven off with a loss of 100 killed and wounded. The men of the battalion had about 10 casualties. At Fort Itala on 26th September 1901 the 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers were represented in the little force which made one of the finest stands recorded in the campaign. One man of the battalion was killed and 5 wounded. In January 1901 the battalion entrained at Dundee for the Pretoria district. On arriving about Elandsfontein five companies were put into the column of Colonel Allenby, and three companies, under Major Tidswell, into the column of Colonel E C Knox; these columns being two of those then commencing the great sweep under General French to the Piet Retief district. In the beginning of May the battalion got together again at Middelburg and relieved the 2nd Berkshire Regiment on the railway line. Headquarters were at Wonderfontein. The battalion remained in the Eastern Transvaal till peace was declared. Robinson's Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with three clasps for Cape Colony, the Transvaal, and South Africa 1901 was issued at Aldershot on 15th July 1903, and sent to him at the Regimental Depot. Robinson had retired as an Honorary Colonel with the Special Reserve by the outbreak of the Great War, and was recalled for service as a Lieutenant Colonel, and saw service with the 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment in France from 15th February 1915 being then killed in action at Ypres on 8th May 1915 when aged 45. Having no known grave he is commemorated by name on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial. Nearly extremely fine





Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps Cape Colony, Transvaal and South Africa 1901 to 36110 Serjt. A.W. Pizzald, 40th Coy. Imp: Yeo. (South Africa 1901 clasp loose on ribbon). 36110 Serjeant A.W. Pizzala of 10th Battalion, 40th Company, Imperial Yeomanry, was killed in action at Zoutlief on 16th September 1901. His name is spelled "Pizzala" on both medal rolls, but spelled "Pizzald" on the medal. The 40th Company was the Oxfordshire company. Sold with copies of medal rolls confirming clasp entitlement & copy of page from The South African Field Force Casualty Roll. The casualty roll shows that two other men from the 10th Battalion were casualties on the same day. Lieutenant J. Latham was severely wounded , and 36089 Pte. E. Kennedy was also killed in action. Good very fine





Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, Wittebergen, and Belfast to Private W. Sweeney,1st Battalion Royal Irish Regiment, who was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his services in South Africa (London Gazette 29 September 1901) and was mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 10 September 1901). William Sweeney was born in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. A Labourer by occupation, he attested for the Royal Irish Regiment at Clonmel on 9 December 1889, aged 19 years. With the 2nd Battalion he served in India, February 1891-January 1898, after which he was transferred to the Reserve. Whilst on the Reserve he was convicted by the Civil Powers. Recalled to the Colours in December 1899, he later re-engaged and served in South Africa, December 1899-March 1902 and in India, March 1902-March 1903 and January 1905 - December 1908. For his services in South Africa he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (London Gazette 29 September 1901) and was mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 10 September 1901). The following details are recorded in the regimental history: ‘Between March and November 1901, the section was in the south of the Free State, occupied in clearing the country and similar uncongenial duties, the monotony of which was relieved by occasional skirmishes. In one of these affairs two soldiers distinguished themselves. Private W. Sweeney found himself surrounded by four mounted Boers who, covering him with their rifles, called upon him to surrender; though they were all within fifty yards of him he refused to do so, and firing at them from the saddle succeeded in making his escape. His name was specially mentioned to the General commanding the column for his gallantry on this occasion.’ In the Great War, Sergeant William Sweeney, Royal Irish Regiment, entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 15 January 1915. Post-war he lived at ‘6 East Lane, Clonmel, Tipperary’. The recipient’s Distinguished Conduct Medal; India General Service 1895 with clasps for Punjab Frontier 1897-98 and Samana 1897; King;s South Africa Medal with clasps for South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 , and 1914-15 Star trio were sold by auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb in June 2002. Edge bruising and contact marks, 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 and Transvaal, named to 25552 Sergeant T. Dexter, Commanders in Chief Body Guard. With copy medal roll, Generally very fine





Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal, named to 1502 Private H. Patrick, Royal Irish Rifles. With copy medal roll. Generally very fine





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





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





Queen’s South Africa Medal, three bars Cape Colony, 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





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





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




Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Orange Free State and South Africa 1901 named to 8480 Corporal F. Olds, Kings Royal Rifle Corps, comes with set of soldiers service papers. Very 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, Nearly extremely fine





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, two clasps, Cape Colony and South Africa 1902 named to 40773 Private J.A. Martin, Imperial Yeomanry. With copy medal roll. Generally very fine





Queens South Africa Medal, no bar. 29552 Pte. D. JOHNSTON, Rand Rifles with official correction to initial. Copy Medal Roll, Mine Division, Rand Rifles. Good very fine





China Medal 1900, clasp, Relief of Pekin (W. Barnes, Lg. Sean. H.M.S. Orlando). William Barnes was born in Thorngumbald, East Yorkshire on 5 October 1875. A Labourer by occupation, he enlisted into the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 18 June 1891 and was advanced to Boy 1st Class in June 1892. Serving on H.M.S. Ruby he was promoted to Ordinary Seaman in October 1893 and to Able Seaman in April 1894. Serving on H.M.S. Orlando he saw service in China and was promoted to Leading Seaman in April 1899; Petty Officer 2nd Class in May 1901 and Petty Officer in September 1901. Transferred to the Coastguard in July 1905-July 1914, latterly as a Leading Boatman. Recalled to the Royal Navy in August 1914, he served as Petty Officer 1st Class aboard the battleship H.M.S. Malaya, January 1916-June 1919 - seeing action at the battle of Jutland. Demobilised 2 June 1919. With copied service papers and roll extract. some contact marks, Very fine









Anglo-Boere Oorlog (War) Medal, named to Burger J. Cilliers. Light toning, Good very fine




Africa General Service Medal 1902, Ed.VII. one bar, Somaliland 1908-10. 2952 CONDR. A.W. DONNELLY, A.O.C. WasMENTION IN DESPATCHES 17.6.1910 by Hannyngton, O.C. troops, Somaliland “Conductor A Donnelly, Army Ordnance Department, has carried out all ordnance work in a particularly efficient manner”. Also by Gough MENTION IN DESPATCHES17.6.1910 Conductor A Donnelly, Army Ordnance Department, “in charge of the Ordce. Dept”. W.W.1. – Home Service only. Entitled Edw. VII L.S.G.C. Only 2 men of the A.O.C. entitled to the A.G.S. with this bar, Condr. Donnelly the senior Officer & S.Sgt. R.A. Smith.  Major Arthur Donnelly was born 7.7.1872, enlisted in Buffs 1888, trans. O.S.C. 1891, in ranks 14 years, W.O. 10 years, Lieut. 1913, Capt. 1917, Major 1919, retired 1927, died 1956. War Services – Campaign in Crete 1898-1899. Senior member of the A.O.C. as Protectorate Ordnance Officer, Som. 1908-10. Noted for accelerated promotion & twice M.I.D. W.W.1. served at the Ordnance Depot, Hilsea & again M.I.D. (no M.I.C. found) Copy 1910 Lon. Gaz., & from R.A.O.C. Gazette magazines, Portsmouth picture 1893 in group as L.Cpl. (R.A.O.C. Gazette 1932) & 13 Officers inc. Major Donnelly, Hilsea, 1927. Various articles on Somaliland 1908-10 of the A.O.C. involvement “On the track of the Mullah” 10 pages. Wrote the account of the expedition in the pre-war Gazette. R.A.O.C. Obituary. Very fine





India General Service Medal, Ed VII,  one bar, North West Frontier 1908 to 9332 Lc. Cpl. W. Dunbar 1st. Bn. Sea Highrs., 9322 Sgt. W. Dunbar, 1st. Bn. Sea Highrs, Killed in Action 20.12.1914. Copy C.W.G.C. & M.I.C. (1914 trio). Extremely fine




India General Service Medal 1908, Ed VII, clasp North West Frontier 1908, named to 1989 Sepoy Chettar Singh, 25th Punjabis. Clasp bent, and backstrap missing. About fine




1914 Star to Lieut. G. Gordon, 12/Lrs. (Lieutenant Geoffrey Gordon, 12th(Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers, Killed in Action, Flanders 30th April  1915 aged 34 years. He was the son of the Rev. Alexander Gordon M.A. of Rosemary St., Belfast. He is also commemorated in the Aberdeen University Roll of Honour which gives the following biography. "Son of Rev. A. Gordon, Unitarian minister, Belfast ; born Belfast, 15 October 1881 ; educated at Grafton House School, Manchester, entering Aberdeen University in 1899. In 1903 he graduated M.A. with Second-Class Honours in Mathematics, and passed into the Indian Civil Service in 1904. After a short time in Assam, he became Assistant Commissioner in the Punjab ; and for five years served as lieutenant and captain in the Punjab Light Horse, Indian Volunteers. At the outbreak of war Gordon was on furlough. He at once entered the Special Reserve of Officers, and received a commission in the 12th Royal Lancers. On 30 April 1915 he fell in action in France. His Indian record was one of courage and character, and gave promise of even greater distinction than he had already achieved. The Lieutenant-Governor of the Province, in a letter to the "Punjab Gazette", recalls the difficult and dangerous situations which he had had to face in the pursuance of his duty, and which he had always met with an intrepid coolness; and speaks of him as "a gallant officer and a fearless gentleman". He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial.




1914 Star to 105652 W.Hornsbey, Sto.1Cl. Hood Bttn.R.N.D. (Stoker 1st. Class Walter Hornsby of Hood Battalion R.N.D. was killed in action at Gallipoli on 4th June 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial). His surname is spelled "Hornsbey" on the medal and this corresponds with the RND medal roll for the 1914 Star. Stoker Hornsby was from Hull.




1914 Star named to 4594 Private S.T. Brown, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed 14th March 1915, and remembered on the Le Touret Memorial, born Norwich, Norfolk. Good very fine




1914 Star named to 9254 Lance Corporal E.G. Hake, 1st Northumberland Fusiliers. Later commissioned Royal Engineers as a Captain. With copy medal index card, from Whitley, Northumberland. Good very fine




1914 Star named to L-8115 Private F.J. Gosbee, 1st East Kent Regiment. Good very fine




Original 5th Aug-22nd Nov bar for 1914 Star. Very fine




1914-15 Star named to Lieutenant H.S. Kyrke-Smith, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Good very fine




1914-15 Star named to 265684 Sergeant J.E. Snowdon, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in Action on 20th June 1917, and is buried at Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery. Very fine




1914-15 Star named to 14868 Private C. Jones, Essex Regiment. Charles Jones, served 11th Essex Regiment, MIC, presumed dead 26th September 1915. Remembered on the Loos Memorial. Good very fine




1914-15 Star named to DA.2533 W.J. Thomson,  Deck Hand, Royal Naval Reserve. Killed in action onboard H.M. Drifter ‘Nina’, Royal Naval Reserve, aged 23 on 2nd August 1917, the son of William John and Mary Thomson of 9 Almanythie Road, Peterhead, he is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. A former Peterhead drifter, employed as a local patrol vessel. At about 10.30pm, the vessel then being off Prawle point, Devon, a fire broke out onboard. It could not be controlled and about five minutes later a depth charge on the stern exploded in the heat, killing four members of the crew and she was abandoned. She sank at 12.54am following a further two explosions which blew the stern off the drifter. With copy papers. Good very fine




1914-15 Star named to Engineer E. Ellis, Royal Naval Reserve. Believed to have served Oceanic, the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company took over the White Star Line, taken up August 1914 and wrecked in September 1914 in a storm of the Shetland Islands having been grounded! Good very fine




1914-15 Star, impressed Z.1846 PTE J.WOOD. RIF. BRIG. Sold together with copy Medal Index Card. James Wood served in the 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade landing in France and Flanders on 11th October, 1915. He later transferred to the Tank Corps numbered 76435. Nearly extremely fine




1914-15 Star to 2.LIEUT. E. CHAMBERS. S. LAN. R, To France 6 Sept 1915, believed to be 9th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment. Good very fine




1914-15 Star named to 56577 Sapper C. Hevams, Royal Engineers. Enlisted 2nd Novemberr 1914, discharged due to wounds 8th November 1916. Very fine




1914-15 Star named to 379002 Private J. Jones, Royal Army Medical Corps. Very fine




1914-15 Star named to 1830 Private S.H. Foster, Middlesex Regiment, also served with 20th London Regiment. Very fine




British War Medal to 3975 Pte.T.Taylor, 12 Lond. R. (Rifleman Thomas Taylor of the 12th Battalion London Regiment (The Rangers) was killed in action in France on 1st July 1916, The First Day of The Battle of The Somme. He is commemorated on CWGC under his new Territorial Force serial number of 471315. His Medal Index Confirms change of serial number. He is buried at Gommecourt British Cemetery No.2., Hebuterne. The 12th London Regiment were part o f the 56th (London) Division who took part in the diversionary attack on Gommecourt Salient on 1st July 1916




British War Medal to Q.M. & LIEUT. J. DUNN. Copy M.I.C. (1914-15 trio) James Dunn, 11059 Q.M.S. (W.O.2) Lieut. & Qr. Mr. Commissioned R.A.M.C. 2.7.1917, Theatre ‘Africa’, 15.3.1915. Service Papers available at WO364, born St. Stephens,Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland, England. Awarded Geo. V. M.S.M., Lon. Gaz. 12.3.1917 “….in recognition of valuable services rendered with the Armies in the field during the present war”. 11059 RQ.M.S. (Actg. S.M.) R.A.M.C. L.S.G.C. Army Order 412, 1914 & Mentioned in Despatches 24.12.1917. “Commended for for good service rendered during the (Nile) Expedition”. The Meritorious Service Medal Book 1916-1928 by I. McInnes page 37 states “Group ex collection, Queen’s Sudan (11059 Pte. R.A.M.C.) 2 x W.W.1.’s (erased) 1902 Coronation, Geo. V. L.S.G.C. (Sgt. R.A.M.C.) Geo. V., M.S.M. Order of St. John, L.S.G.C. & bar, Khedive’s Sudan bar Khartoum. 60 R.A.M.C. Officers & 139 O.R.’s were at Omdurman”. Extremely Fine




British War Medal to MAJOR   J. W. TATTERSALL. R. A. F. Major James William Tattersall MBE born 6 May 1882, lived at 160 Portsdown Road, London, joined Royal Flying Corps 10 March 1917, he was entitled to a Member of the British Empire MBE London Gazette 22 Dec 1919 for North Russia as Pilot Officer Acting Flight Lieutenant and also the scarce Russian Order of St. Anne 2nd Class with swords for service at Archangel, North Russia.  Edge bruises, Very fine 




British War Medal named to 1201 Private W.A. Jarvis, 6th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Enlisted 29th September 1914, landed Gallipoli 25th April 1915 (1st day), later wounded 16th October?. Good very fine




British War Medal to PO.10138 Pte.A.Glue, R.M.L.I. (Private Alfred Glue, Royal Marine Light Infantry was killed in action at sea on 29th February 1916 onboard HMS Alcantara during the "Action of 29th February 1916" which was a sea battle in the North Sea fought between HMS Alcantara and the German auxiliary cruiser SMS Greif. Both ships were engaged against each other in a close range duel inflicting such damage on each other that both were left in a sinking state. HMS Alcantara was the first to sink but by this time three other Royal Navy ships had arrived at the scene to pick up survivors and to finish off the sinking of the SMS Greif.  There were 72 Royal Navy casualties and 187 German Sailors were killed and 125 captured.




British War Medal, impressed 42150 PTE A.BOOTH, YORKS.L.I. Sold together with original named card box of issue; two original photographs (one in uniform and one in civilian dress); copy Medal Issue Card; copy Medal Roll entry; copy of Register of Soldiers’ Effects entry and Full Commonwealth War Graves. Commission details. Arthur Booth was born in York. He enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers numbered 32/772 before transferring to the 7th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry numbered 42150. He was later transferred to the 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry but “Died of Wounds” on 21st January, 1917. He left a widow Florence Booth. Arthur was buried in the Auchonvillers British Cemetery, Somme, France. Extremely fine (small edge nick)




British War Medal named to 1098 Private W. Mason, 25th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Served Gallipoli, wounded France, later died. Good very fine




British War Medal named to 3333 Private J.P. Nolan, 27th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Also Served as 3242 29th Battalion, wounded 5th October 1917. Good very fine




British War Medal named to 4237 Sergeant H.E. Hales, 1st Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Served 54th Battalion, wounded 24th September 1917, 13th April 1918, and 1st September 1918. Nearly extremely fine




British War Medal to SHPT. LT.D.  MORGAN  R.N.  David Morgan born Portsmouth 16 October 1957, enlisted 7 September 1878 into the Royal Navy, Acting Carpenter 7 July 1988, served on Royal Yachts between 1898-1912, Chief Carpenter 12 Jan 1907, Shipwright (Carpenter Lieutenant) 29 June 1912 a commissioned rank. Retired 16 October 1912, recalled for WW1 served Alexandria 1916, retired list 1 April 1920. Died 11 Dec 1924 in Edinburgh. He was entitled to a Victory Medal as well for WW1, he was also entitled to the 1902 Coronation Medal which he earned as a Carpenter on HM Yacht Osborne, 1911 Coronation Medal which he earned as a Chief Carpenter on HM Yacht Alexandra and later MVO Member of the Victorian Order London Gazette 13 August 1912 as a Carpenter Lieutenant there were only two Victorian Orders given out in that Gazette the other being in the Indian Army. By 1912 he was still on HM Yacht Alexandra as a Carpenter Lieutenant, this is most likely where he was given the MVO for his services to the Royal Family. Original ribbon, Very fine+




British War Medal named to 9472 Private W.G. Walton, Honourable Artillery Company – Infantry. Private William Guest Walton, 2nd Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company who died on 1st April 1917, aged 26, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Walton of Victoria Road, Runcorn, Cheshire, buried H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust – St. Mien. Good very fine





British War Medal named to 4150 Trooper R. Houghton, 2nd Life Guards. With copy medal index card. Generally very fine





British War Medal named to 5468 Private H.W. Leonard, 16th London Regiment. The son of Sydney and Mary Ellen Leonard of 67 Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth, killed aged 37 on 6th December 1917 and buried at Kantara War Cemetery. Good very fine




British War Medal, naming nearly erased. Very fine




British War Medal named to Lieutenant T. Rome. Nearly extremely fine




British War Medal named to Gunner J.M. Burgess, Royal Navy. Later a Lieutenant Commader (retired), Royal Navy with assorted paperwork. Gunner is a Warrant Rank in the Royal Navy. Nearly extremely fine




British War Medal named to 2 LIEUT L. E. V. DIGGELEN. Leonard Edward van DIGGELEN commissioned from 2nd Honourable Artillery Company Infantry on 30 10 1917, to France Nov 1916, entitled to a pair, mic address Hampstead and later in WW2 he served in the RAOC from 20 2 1941 as a 2nd Lt. (173744).  Very fine+




British War Medal to LIEUT. W. C. MATHEWS. Wilfrid Clarkson Mathews was a Private who was commissioned into the Kent Fortress Field Company, Royal Engineers 10 March 1915 from the (OTC) Inns of Court Training Corps, served Egypt from June 1916, resigned his commission 11 Nov 1920 address on mic 6 Cannon Street, Bristol. Nearly extremely fine




British War Medal to 3379 PTE. R. G. E. A. R. R.  FARLEY. 16-LOND.R.  Reginald Farley served France from 23 June 1916 and until 26 Jan 1919 with the 16th Battalion London Regiment, later he was numbered 550946. Very unusually he had 6 initials to his surname! This being scarce to non officer medals. Very fine+




British War Medal named to LIEUT J. D. ABRAHAMS. Was commissioned, To France 1/8/16 as an Acting Bombardier (10964) and commissioned 6/5/17 into the Royal Garrison Artillery, served in the 119 HB and 242nd SB, was entitled to a pair only, turned down for a Territorial Force War Medal, no address given on mic. Very fine




British War Medal to 2.LIEUT  H. N.   BISHOP Harry Nichols Bishop to France 1917, served with the Chinese Labour Corps, entitled to a pair, two addresses given in Shanghai, China. Nearly extremely fine




British War Medal to CAPT  G. V. W. BARNES, Guy Vane Wakeham Barnes was a pre WW1 officer as a Lieutenant in the Special Reserve, 4th Battalion Manchester Regiment, transferred to the RASC as a 2nd Lieutenant (on probation), dated 15 October 1910. Toned Very fine




British War Medal to LIEUT C. H. CULROSS Charles Hill Culross a Railway Transport Officer in the Royal Engineers to France 2 6 15, relinquished commission June 1916, entitled to a 1915 trio and silver war badge , address given as 65 Duke Street, Grosvenor Square, London.  Very fine+




British War Medal to LIEUT F. O. RORKE  Francis Oliver Rorke firstly a Royal Engineers 964 Corporal, to France 18 January 1915 then a Lieutenant in the Royal Irish Regiment  and transferred to the 3rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Lt. 25 July 1918, entitled to a 1915 medal trio and a silver war badge  B230789 which was given to him once he relinquished his commission on account of ill-health contracted on active service London Gazette 25 May 1919, he lived at Becontree, Chadwell Heath, Essex.




British War Medal named to 12411 Sergeant M. Butter, Royal Berkshire Regiment. With copy London Gazette, mentioned in despatches 25th May 1917. With copy papers. Nearly extremely fine




British War Medal to 19614 PTE. A. COOK, D. OF CORN. L.I. Copy M.I.C. (1914-15 trio). Good very fine




British War Medal to 38055 PTE. W.A. SEARLE, DEVON R. Copy M.I.C. (pair) Wilfred A. Searle, also 387382 Lab. C. Extremely fine




British War Medal to 2-LT   H. P. M   RAE Hugh Paddon Meredydd Rae was commissioned as a 2nd Lt into the 1st Madras Guards 1 April 1917, he died 12 Nov 1926 In England. Very fine+




British War Medal ‘ JAMES LITTLEJOHN’. Nearly extremely fine




British War Medal named to Private A.V. Young, 2nd South African Infantry. Nearly extremely fine




British War Medal named to Private A. Le Roux, 9th Infantry. Generally very fine




British War Medal named to Acting Corporal H. Jones, 9th South African Horse. Good very fine




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




British War Medal named to Private S.L. Samuels, 1st South African Horse. Good very fine




British War Medal named to Burger J.J. Schwartz. Pietretiff Kommando. Nearly extremely fine




British War Medal named to Sergeant S. Slater, South African Service Corps. Good very fine




British War Medal named to 3515 Acting Sergeant J. Blacklaws, East African Regiment. Good very fine




British War Medal named to Sergeant J. Carr, South African Veteran’s Regiment. Nearly extremely fine




British War Medal named to Burger T.B. Wiese, Kakamas Commando. Good very fine




British War Medal named to 3205 Private Mbili, 2nd Kings African Rifles, some edge-bruises about Fine




British War Medal named to CH.18012 Private E. Smith, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Good very fine




British War Medal named to 820 Warrant Officer 1st Class E.P. Norton, 4th South African Horse. Also served with East African Intelligence Department, died on active service on 9th February 1918. Good very fine




British War Medal named to Private W.M. Sanderson, 1st South African Infantry. Good very fine




British War Medal named to 2245686 Private H.T. Emo. Canadian Forestry Corps. Nearly extremely fine




British War Medal named to Sapper E. Ashfield, S.A.R.O.D.S. Good very fine



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