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





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





Seringapatam Medal 1799, 48mm in silver, clip and thick ring suspender, with ornate silver bar ‘Serringapatam’ medal and top buckle on a yellow ribbon. In silver Lornet ornately decorated around the rim, housed in velvet lined, red leather case dated 1828 on the lid. Extremely fine




Highland Society Medal for Egypt 1801, Silver issue, as awarded to senior officers of the British expedition to Egypt, as well as soldiers who had distinguished themselves in the campaign. Highland Society Medal for Egypt 1801, Silver issue. Some edge bruising, about Good very fine




Coorg Medal 1837, in Bronze 50 mm as issued to HEIC loyal Coorg Forces. Extremely fine




Naval General Service Medal 1793, clasp Algiers, ‘Samuel Speechly’, Royal Marine, Royal Marine Artillery, Policeman, and Landlord. Royal Marine 1806-28, twice wounded, Off Boulogne in 1811 and 1816 at Algiers. Serving at the siege of Danzig as a member of the Rocket Troop and being Promoted Bombardier. 14 Years later he was discharged as Sergeant Royal Marine Artillery and soon after in Jan 1830 joined the Metropolitan Police as a Sergeant, one of the very first Police Officer’s or ‘Peeler’ as they were known in the UK, the Force first formed 29th Sept 1829. Resigned May 1832 and later to be found as Landlord of ‘The Greenwich Pensioner’ Inn of Newtown. Fantastic service, and from the police point of view a highly important medal, Very fine




Naval General Service Medal 1793-1840, clasp: Algiers; (HENRY SMITH.). Awarded to Ordinary Seaman Henry Smith, Royal Navy who was serving aboard the flagship H.M.S. Queen Charlotte, and as such was aboard this ship at the bombardment of Algiers on 27th August 1816. The British prepared an expedition against the forts and shipping at Algiers in retaliation for depredations against the crews of numerous small vessels. A fleet under Lord Exmouth in the 100 gun H.M.S. Queen Charlotte, set sail from Plymouth. Anchored of Gibraltar Bay, he was joined by a number of Dutch ships under Vice Admiral Baron Van de Capellan. The combined expedition had taken on a difficult target as the fortifications on all sides, and the water around was so shallow that large ships could not approach within reach. On 27th August, the British and Dutch ships lay outside Algiers almost becalmed and a message was sent ashore demanding compliance with a number of conditions. When no answer was received by the 2 pm deadline, the fleet bore up to attack, but were fired upon first, a sustained and fierce action then ensued. By 7 pm the mortar and rocket boats had set all the vessels within the harbour on fire and flames soon reached the arsenal and storehouses on the mole, and the city was also on fire in several parts from the shells thrown by the bomb vessels. An ordnance sloop, charged with 143 barrels of gunpowder was then run on shore and exploded at 9 pm. The fleet continued a tremendous cannonade until about 10 pm. With the city greatly damaged, the fleet withdrew and was soon beyond reach of the enemy's shot. The next day contact was made with the authorities in Algiers and soon the Dey of Algiers had agreed to British demands. He is the only man by this name entitled to the clasp Algiers - eight other men with this exact name in the Naval General Service Medal roll, five for Syria, two for Navarino, and one for Trafalgar. slight edge bruising and contact marks, about Good very fine








Military General Service Medal 1793-1814, four clasps: Roleia, Vimiera, Talavera, Albuhera; (JAMES DAVISON, 29TH FOOT.) James Davison was born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, and worked as a labourer before enlisting into the British Army when aged 21 on 16th May 1800, joining as a Private the 29th Worcestershire Regiment of Foot. Davison went on see service during the early stages of the Peninsula War, being present at the battle of Rolica on 17th August 1808, the battle of Vimiera on 21st August 1808, the battle of Talavera from 27th to 28th July 1809, where he was wounded in action with a gun shot wound to the right leg on 28th July, also suffering impaired vision, and having recovered was present at the battle of Albuhera on 16th May 1811. Davison served in all 16 years 3 months with the 29th Foot, and was discharged on 15th August 1816. Good very fine




Military General Service Medal 1848, three clasps, Barrosa, Vittoria and St Sebastian, named to SAMl THOMPSON, 47th FOOT. Thompson was wounded at St. Sebastian, with copy discharge papers, edge-bruise at 4 o’clock, otherwise VF+





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





A fine Waterloo Medal 1815, with modified suspension and brass pressed 'WATERLOO' top brooch pin, awarded to Private George Adams, 1st Battalion, 79th Regiment of Foot - the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, who was originally a shoemaker from Strathmartine, Dundee, and was wounded in action, receiving wounds to the left arm and leg at the battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815. Waterloo Medal 1815, with modified suspension and brass pressed 'WATERLOO' top brooch pin; (GEORGE ADAMS 1ST BATT. 79TH REG. FOOT.) George Adams, was born in Strathmartine, Dundee, and was a shoemaker by profession. Having enlisted into the British Army, he then served as a Private with the 1st Battalion, 79th Regiment of Foot - the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders at the battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815, being wounded in the left arm and leg at Waterloo, he was discharged on 23rd February 1822, receiving a pension for his wounds, and was still alive at the time of an 'Examination of Invalid Soldiers' on 28th June 1853. Following the abdication of Napoleon in 1814, the 79th Foot moved to garrison duties in Cork, Ireland, however with the return of Napoleon from exile, the 79th Foot travelled to Belgium in May 1815, and was then present in the battle of Quatre Bras and then at the battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815. George Adams was one of 390 other ranks from the 79th Foot who were wounded in action, with a further 57 being killed and 1 missing, and out of the officers, 3 were killed, 27 wounded, and 1 missing. The Battalion which has originally engaged the French forces with a strength of 703 men, suffered in all 479 casualties, and fought in the 5th Reserve Division, under the command of Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Picton, it formed part of the 8th British Brigade commanded by Major General Sir James Kempt, being very heavily engaged as the casualties statistics show. Edge-bruisingand contact wear, letter ‘M’ of surname faint due to edge-bruise, about Very fine




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





Candahar, Ghuznee and Cabul Medal, reverse Candahar, Ghuznee and Cabul, named to Corporal T. Martin, 40th Regiment. Original suspender and ribbon. Good very fine





Punniar Star 1843, Corporal John William 50th Queen’s Own Regt. Copy Medal Roll for Sutlej. Discharge Papers, 1205 Sergeant John Williams, from Bermonsey, Middlesex. Served New South Wales & East Indies. Entitled Sutlej Medal for Moodkee & three bars. Sergeant John William(s) Wounded both (arms?) Sobraon 10.2.1846. Promoted Sergeant 15.10.1845. Original screw posts & brass nuts with later silver straight bar suspension. Nearly very fine



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





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





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



South Africa Medal 1853, named to J. MCARTHUR, 91ST REGT. Privately engraved in contemporary, attractive serif capitals, Confirmed on recent Kevin Asplin Roll, see: http://www.britishmedals.us/files/sa53mr.htm James McArthur served during the second and third Kaffir Wars. Privately engraved in attractive serif capitals, probably to replace a lost, or more likely, stolen medal’, an attractive space filler. The South Africa 1853 Medal: Being the Roll of the Recipients and the Story of the Campaign Medal Issued for the Frontier Wars Between 1834 and 1853 by Gordon R. Everson claims that McArthur only served in the second Kaffir War. Generally very fine




Crimea Medal, three clasps: Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol, officially impressed naming; (FARRIER H. GREEN. 6TH DRAGNS.) Henry Green was born in Paisley and worked as a Smith before enlisting as a Private (No.876) into the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons on 21st January 1846, and is then confirmed as having served as a Farrier with the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons and was present during the Crimean War, serving as a member of the Heavy Brigade and being present - 'probably rode in the charge' of the Heavy Brigade at Balaklava on 25th October 1854. The 6th Dragoons had arrived at Varna on 11th July 1854 and comprised 19 officers and 295 men at the battle of Balaklava. Green is known to have died at the Camp Hospital at Sebastopol on 28th December 1854. Heavy bruising to obverse, and wear to rim, hence about 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





Private William Barrow, Royal Marines, who served aboard the 90 gun second rate ship of the line H.M.S. Albion during the Crimean War, and served at the battle of Balaklava. Crimea Medal, two clasps, Balaklava, Sebastopol, engraved naming; (W. BARROW. PTE: R.M. H.M.S. ALBION) William Barrow was born in Kentisbury, Combe Martin, Devon, and worked as a labourer before enlisting into Royal Marines when aged 19 at Barnstaple on 14th April 1848. Barrow went on to serve 8 years and 252 days with the Royal Marines, and saw sea service aboard the 90 gun second rate ship of the line H.M.S. Albion from 4th June 1850 through to 29th November 1855. Whilst aboard Albion, Barrow saw service during the Crimean War. Her first military action was in the Crimean War during the seige of Sebastopol on 17 October 1854. While Albion's commanding officer, Captain Stephen Lushington, was commanding a Naval Brigade providing vital heavy artillery support for the Allied forces besieging Sevastopol, Albion under the command of Commander Henry Rogers joined over 50 British and French warships of various types into action. The Russians suffered heavy casualties but the Allies had failed to seriously damaged the batteries, though the Anglo-French fleet had received comparatively light casualties, with about 500 killed or wounded in total. However, the Allies had taken a beating from the Russian batteries, and Albion had been set on fire three times during the engagement. Without the assistance of the courageous tugs, she would surely have succumbed to her damage and run aground. Barrow is confirmed as having been part of the Royal Marine Brigade and served ashore, being present at the battle of Balaklava on 25th October 1854 serving with No.4 Battery during the battle. Barrow was then posted aboard the wooden paddle slope H.M.S. Virago from 15th May 1856, and served aboard her till 29th July 1858, seeing service with the Channel Squadron, and was then posted to H.M.S. Wellington from 25th April 1859 through to 20th April 1860 when he was discharged. Additionally entitled to the Turkish Crimea Medal. With original frayed ribbon, Slight contact wear, and edge-bruise at 6 o’clock. Good 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, three clasps, Alma, Balaklava and Sebastopol to Pvte Alfred Coppage 79th Foot (Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders) Engraved in upright capitals.With copy roll pages and information from Ancestry confirming 3646 Alfred Coppage served with the 79th Highlanders in the Crimea. Good very fine





Crimea Medal, two clasps, Azoff and Sebastopol, unnamed as issued. Loose-mounted, Good very fine





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




India General Service Medal 1854, clasp: Perak; (NG. LIEUT: B.S. BRADLEY. R.N. H.M.S. "CHARYBDIS.") Benjamin Smith Bradley was born on 27th August 1843, one of fours sons of Commander Warre Squire Bradley, Royal Navy, of Somerset, and his wife Sophia, only daughter of Commander Benjamin Smith, Royal Navy, of Bristol. Bradley entered the Royal Navy in March 1859 onboard H.M.S. Victory and passed college in 1868. He was appointed Navigating Sub Lieutenant on 23rd March 1864, and promoted to Navigating Lieutenant on 7th November 1868. He was Navigating Lieutenant of the corvette H.M.S. Charybdis during the operations in the Lingie and Lukat rivers against Malay Chiefs, in the Straits of Malacca during 1874 and was described as a skilled navigator. In 1878, he was granted six months leave in order to navigate Japanese corvettes to China, where he was described as 'a very careful and trustworthy pilot.' He was promoted to Staff Commander on 26th June 1882, and retired on 15th October 1889, owing to heart disease, dying the same year. He married Mary Jane, second daughter of the late George Grant of Malta, and his wife Pauline, in March 1869. The medal with clasp Perak is his sole entitlement. Nearly extremely fine




India General Service Medal 1854, clasp: Pegu; (GUNNER JAMES MC CORMICK 3RD: BATTN. ARTILLERY.) Awarded to Gunner James McCormick, 3rd Battalion, Bengal Artillery. Good very fine





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





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





India General Service Medal 1854, clasp 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 Hazara 1888; (LIEUTT R.M. LOUIS 24TH BL INFY) Awarded to Lieutenant R.M. Louis, 24th Bengal Infantry, Indian Army. Nearly extremely fine





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




Indian Mutiny Medal, clasp Central India; (GUNR. JOSH. SMITH, 2ND. C. BOMBAY RESERVE ARTY.). Joseph Smith was born in Frome, Somerset, and worked as a labourer. Smith was present as a Gunner in the 2nd Company of Reserve Artillery during the Indian Mutiny where he was present with the Central India Field Force during the Central India campaign, and saw action at Jhansi, Calpi, and Gwalior. After the assumption of military responsibilities by the Imperial Forces after the end of the Indian Mutiny, Smith did not elect to transfer to the Royal Artillery and was discharged as a result on 26th January 1860 when aged 30. Nearly extremely fine




Indian Mutiny Medal, clasp: Central India; (GEO ROGERS, 3RD BOMBAY EURPN. REGT.) Awarded to Private George Rogers, 3rd Bombay European Regiment, Honourable East India Company Forces. Nearly extremely 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




China Medal 1860, two clasps, Taku Forts 1860, Pekin 1860, named to Corporal Patk Gibbons, 2nd Bn, 1st The Rl Regt. (2nd Battalion, 1st The Royal Regiment). Nearly extremely fine




China Medal 1857, no clasp, to 344 H. Holiday 2nd.Batn 1st Regt. Born 1841 East Dereham Norwich joined 1st Royal Regiment of Foot on the 22nd February 1859 aged 18. With copy service papers deserted 3 times. Good very fine




New Zealand Medal 1847-1866, reverse dated: 1863-1866; (222. GEORGE ARLOW, 50TH QN'S OWN REGT.) Arlow was born circa 1839 in Ironville, Derbyshire, though his enlistment papers state, Sturry, Kent, the son of Edward Arlow, a farm labourer, and Mary Arlow, and by the time of the 1851 Census, he was aged 12, and the fourth of seven children, having five sisters and one brother. Arlow worked as a labourer, and then enlisted when aged 18 into the British Army at Canterbury, Kent on 6th October 1857, joining as a Private (No.222) the 50th Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. During the following 16 years and 240 days service with the colours, Arlow would serve 10 years and 9 months abroad, 5 years and 2 months in Ceylon, and 5 years and 7 months in Australia and the Colonies including New Zealand. Arlow was awarded his 1st Good Conduct Pay on 15th June 1861, and saw operational service during the Second Maori War of 1860 to 1866, himself serving in New Zealand from 1863 to 1866, and was one of 342 men from his regiment to receive the New Zealand Medal 1847-1866, reverse dated 1863-1866. Whilst in New Zealand he was awarded his 2nd Good Conduct Pay on 6th October 1865, but was then deprived of his 1st Good Conduct Pay on 14th December 1865, having it reinstated on 14th December 1866, and he then re-engaged for further service on 19th September 1867, and was once again deprived of his 1st Good Conduct Pay on 21st May 1868, and was then imprisoned by his Commanding Officer on 20th November 1868, having been again deprived, this time of his 2nd Good Conduct Pay on 16th November 1868. His 1st Good Conduct Pay was eventually restored on 17th December 1871, and his 2nd Good Conduct Pay was eventually restored on 17th December 1873. By the end of his service his name would have appeared 8 times in the Regimental Defaulters book.  Towards the very end of his service, on 29th March 1874, his right arm was severely injured by accident when on duty with the Military Fire Brigade Party at Colchester barracks. In his efforts to put out a fire he fell through a glass door, when trying to force it open his foot had slipped and hence his arm went through the glass, and as a result cut his tendon in the right wrist joint, but the subsequent court of inquiry decided that no blame could be attached to him. As a result, Arlow was discharged at Colchester on 10th June 1874, being deemed medically unfit for further service, and he then intended to live in Colchester. Arlow married Jane Harrion at Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, London on 19th December 1887, he was then aged 50, with his wife being 52 years old. Slight contact wear, Good very fine





New Zealand Medal 1845-66, reverse dated 1861-1866. 483 Thos. Pricer, 57th. Regt. 349 with this date awarded to the Middlesex Regiment. Edge bruise, otherwise Nearly very 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




Ashantee Medal 1873-74, clasp Coomassie; (1942 PTE T. LACEY, 2 BN. RIFLE BDE. 1873-4.) Awarded to Rifleman (No.1942) T. Lacey, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade, who is confirmed as having served in West Africa during the Ashantee War of 1873 to 1874, and at the capture of Coomassie on 4th February 1874. Davies died out in Ashantee on 22nd February 1874, when located at Coomassie Cape Castle, and this may well have been from wounds or else a fever picked up whilst on the expedition. Slight bruising, about Very fine




Ashantee Medal, no clasp; (A.J. GRANVILLE, SHIP'S COOK. H.M.S. SIMOOM 73-74.) Awarded to Ship's Cook A.J. Granville, Royal Navy, who served aboard H.M.S. Simoon during the operations in Ashantee during 1873-1874. Good very fine




10th Hussars Officers Afghan Medal, Narrowly escaping death by drowning at the Disastrous Crossing of the Kabul River in March 1879, Subject of a famous poem by Rudyard Kipling. Afghanistan Medal, no clasp ‘Lieut. Hon J.P. Napier, 10th Rl. Hussars.’ James Pierce Napier was born on 30 December 1849, the third son of Field Marshal Lord Napier of Magdala. He was commissioned into the 10th Hussars in 1872, and in the following year embarked with the regiment for India, where his father was then commander-in-chief. The 10th Hussars served in the Second Afghan War and the young Lieutenant Napier was one of  5 Officers of a squadron of them when they attempted to cross the Kabul River at the fords of Kaleh-i-Izack on the night of 31 March 1879. He narrowly escaped death by drowning, being swept off his horse and weighed down by his heavy boots, sword, revolver and ammunition. Struggling, he managed to get to the shallows but had to be helped by Private Crowley of the 10th Hussars to the safety of the shore. For his assistance, the grateful Napier later presented Private Crowley with a gold watch and chain. The disastrous crossing of the Kabul River claimed the lives of 46 officers and men and 13 horses of the 10th Hussars. Napier left a vivid account of his experience, a much larger description of events is produced in ‘British Battles on land and sea’ by Grant (copied pages included), with a huge amount of copied research, Very fine





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





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





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





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





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




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




Egypt Medal, reverse dated 1882, five clasps: Tel-El-Kebir, Suakin 1884, El-Teb_Tamaai, The Nile 1884-85, Kirbekan; (152. PTE: G. WEST. 1/R.HRS.). Clasps as issued all together, however no evidence to confirm entitlement to the Kirbekan clasp though his Battalion was present in this action. George West was born in Cargill, Perth, Scotland and worked as a ploughman before attesting for short service into the British Army when aged 19 at Perth on 15th August 1881, and joining as a Private (No.152) the Royal Highlanders - Black Watch, being then posted to the 1st Battalion on 18th October 1881. With the outbreak of troubles in Egypt, West landed together with his Battalion in Egypt on 8th August 1882, and was then present at the battle of Tel-El-Kebir on 13th September 1882. Remaining in Egypt, he was granted his 1st Good Conduct Pay on 15th August 1883, and with renewed hostilities in the Sudan, he was then present during the Suakin 1884 operations which lasted from 19th February to 26th March 1884, and was present at the battle of El Teb on 29th February, and then the battle of Tamaai on 13th March 1884, for which he added the clasp El-Teb_Tamaai to his Egypt and Sudan Medal. With General Gordon besieged at Khartoum, West was then present in the first attempt to relieve Khartoum, during the Nile 1884-1885 operations, being present on operations prior to 7th March 1885, he may possibly have been present at the battle of Kirbekan on 10th February 1885, and as such receiving the fifth clasp to the Egypt and Sudan Medal, however there is no confirmation on the role of entitlement to the Kirbekan clasp. West is additionally entitled to the Khedive's Star dated 1882. However his good service record had come to an end and on 21st September 1895, and whilst still garrisoned in Egypt he was placed in confinement awaiting trial, for what reason it is not mentioned, however he was then tried and imprisoned on 16th October 1885 through to 8th February 1886, being released from imprisonment on 9th February 1886. He also forfeited his 1st Good Conduct Pay on 21st September 1885. West was posted out of Egypt, and then served in Malta from 1st May 1886, and whilst still at Malta on 9th February 1887 he had his Good Conduct Pay restored, being granted his 2nd Good Conduct Pay on the same date. Being then posted to Gibraltar on 8th August 1889, he was then posted home from 8th October 1889, and was transferred to the 1st Class Army Reserve from 13th October 1889, being fully discharged from the Reserve on 14th August 1893, after 7 years 178 days service with the Colours, and 3 years 311 days service with the Reserve, rated as 12 years service in all. Very slight contact marks, Good very fine or better




Egypt Medal 1882, reverse undated, clasp: Suakin 1885; (5027. PTE: J. BROUGH. 2/SCOTS GDS:) John Brough was born in Perth, Scotland, circa 1857, and worked as a jeweller, before enlisting when aged 23 at Edinburgh, to join the British Army on 11th March 1880. Brough joined as a Guardsman (No.5027) the 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards at London on 16th March 1880, stating that he had served for one year with the 1st Battalion, Forfeshire Militia. Brough was posted overseas to Egypt and the Sudan from 21st February 1883, and was present during the Suakin operations from 1st March to 14th May 1885, and was then posted to Cyprus from 10th July 1885, and was then posted home on 11th September 1895. Brough was granted his 1st Good Conduct Pay on 20th September 1885, however he forfeited this on 4th November 1885, and transferred to the Army Reserve on 11th March 1886, being fully discharged on 25th February 1892.  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




Egypt Medal, undated reverse, clasp Suakin 1885 (6024 Pte W. Campion, 1/Coldm.Gds). With copy pages from medal rolls confirming award of Suakin 1885 clasp. Light pitting, Very fine




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




Ashanti Star 1896. Un-named as issued. Good very fine




Queens Sudan Medal 1896 (1380 C:Sgt. G. Stuart. 1/Norths. Fus.) Colour Sergeant G. Stuart is additionally entitled to the Khedive’s Sudan Medal with clasp for Khartoum. Edge-bruise, Good very fine




India General Service Medal 1895, clasp Punjab Frontier 1897-98 neatly renamed to 3608 Private J.J. Keyte, 1st Royal West Kent Regiment. Good very fine




India General Service Medal 1895, three clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-87, Malakand 1897-98 and Tirah 1897-98 named to 1770 Sepoy Gokal, 31st Bengal Infantry. Good very fine




India General Service Medal 1895, three clasps, Malakand 1897, Punjab Frontier 1897-98 and Waziristan 1901-2 named to 392 Sepoy Sehnu, 38th Bengal Infantry. Nearly extremely fine




India General Service Medal 1895, two clasps, Malakand 1897 and Punjab Frontier 1897-98 named to 3335 Sepoy Lakah, 24th Bengal Infantry. Good very fine




India General Service Medal 1895, two clasps Punjab Frontier 1897-98 and Malakand 1897 named to 555 Sapper Kanakan, Queens Own Madras Sappers and Miners. Court-mounted for display. Nearly extremely fine




India General Service Medal 1895, two clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98 and Tirah 1897-98 named to 3562 Sepy Kele Khan, 22nd Punjab Infantry. Good very fine




India General Service Medal 1895, clasp Malakand 1897 named to 1183 Sowar Muhammad Azam, Queens Own Corps of Guides. Generally very fine




 India General Service Medal 1895, clasp Malakand 1897 named to 2392 Havildar Shahdad Khan, 2nd Bengal Infantry. Generally very fine




India General Service Medal 1895, clasp Punjab Frontier 1897-98 named to 2595 Gunner Rue Singh, 6th Bombay Mountain Infantry. Good very fine




India General Service Medal 1895, in bronze, three clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Malakand 1897 and Tirah 1897-98 named to Coole Masler, 45th Sikhs. Generally very fine




India General Service Medal 1895, in bronze, two clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98 and Malakand 1897 named to Transport Muleteer Balaka Singh, 8th Bombay Mountain Battery. Nearly extremely fine





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




Queens South Africa Medal, five clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 both named to 26419 Trooper J. Allander, Driscoll’s Scouts. With copy roll. Generally very fine




Queens South Africa Medal, five clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902, neatly renamed to 4269 Private J. Clay, 1st Cameron Highlanders. Good very fine




Queens South Africa Medal, four clasps, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith (5515 Pte. A. Penfold, 2nd Rl. Fus.) Killed in action at Kroonstad on 24th July 1900. Nearly extremely fine




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





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). Very fine




Queen's South Africa Medal, four Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; (36713 SERJT: T. McGRUER. LOVAT'S SCOUTS), Awarded to Sergeant (No.36713) T. McGruer, 114th Lovat's Scouts Company, Imperial Yeomanry, who is confirmed on the medal roll to the medal with these clasps, he was present on operations in the Cape Colony, and the Orange Free State during 1901 and 1902. Mounted loose style as worn. Good very fine





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



Queens South Africa Medal, four clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 named to 36683 Pte J. Fraser Lovats Scouts. Clasps confirmed WO 100/130 with copy roll pages confirming award of all four clasps. Together with service history from Inverness discharged 25th August 1902. Edge-knock at 5 o’clock, Good very fine





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




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




Queens South Africa Medal, four clasps, Defence of Ladysmith, Orange Free State, Laing’s Nek and Belfast, named to 4283 Private W. McNally, 19th Hussars. With copy Medal roll. Nearly extremely fine





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









Queens South Africa Medal, three Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal; (3815 PTE H. SENIOR. 7TH DRAGOON GDS:) Awarded to Private (No.3815) H. Senior, 7th The Princess Royal Dragoon Guards. He died of disease at Germiston near Johannesburg on 5th December 1900. A memorial bearing his name can be found in the 4/7th Dragoon Guards Museum in York, and his name is also on a brass plaque in the North Transept of Norwich Cathedral, Norfolk. Toned, 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





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




Queen's South Africa Medal, three clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal; (2480 PTE T. SCALLY, 1ST CONNAUGHT RANG). Awarded to Private (No.2480) T. Scally, 1st Battalion, Connaught Rangers. Good very fine




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




Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith and South Africa 1901 named to 5170 Private M. Gallaher, Royal Irish Fusiliers. Good very fine





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




Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal named to 3804 Private C. Gould, Grenadier Guards. With copy medal roll, information supplied states Gould was from the Parish of Christchurch near Burton-On Trent. Generally very fine




Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State and South Africa 1901 named to 4474 Private J. Ginn, 9th Lancers. With copy medal rolls, and research relating to the 9th Lancers. Loose-mounted for wear, Good very fine




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





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 Medal, two 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





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




Queens South Africa Medal, clasp Defence of Ladysmith named to 3820 Private G. Wreyford, Devon Regiment. GVF




Queens South Africa Medal, one clasp, Relief of Ladysmith, named to 682 Corporal W. Rich, Durban Light Infantry, with copied roll extract. Edge-bruise, Very 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, one clasp, Orange Free State, named to 2426 Trooper G. Marks, South African Light Horse. With copied roll extract, additionally entitled to the clasps, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902. Very fine




Queens South Africa Medal, one clasp, Diamond Hill, renamed to 2691 Private W. Armstrong, 5th Northumberland Fusiliers. Generally very fine




Queen’s South Africa Medal, no clasp; (135 PTE C.E. LIGHT. SOMERSET E. T.G.) Awarded to Private (No.135) C.E. Light, Somerset East Town Guard. 186 awards were made to this unit during the Boer War. Good very fine




Kings South Africa Medal, two clasps, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 named to 4908 Private W. Addison, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. With research, taken Prisoner of War at Sannah’s Post, and later released on 31st March 1900. With copy medal roll. Good very fine




Kings South Africa Medal, two clasps, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 named to 79 Trooper F.E. Bazley, Natal V. C. Regiment. Rare unit. Good very fine




Kings South Africa Medal, two clasps, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 named to 1792 Corporal G. Brookshaw, Nesbitt’s Horse. Scarce KSA to unit. Loose-mounted for wear, Good very fine




Kings South Africa Medal, two clasps, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 named to Sergeant H.F. Robertson, Imperial Irregular Corps. Rare unit. Good very fine




China Medal 1900, no clasp, named to Assistant Paymaster R. Hamer, Royal Navy, HMS Arethusa. Commander Richard Rodney Hamer, died on HMS Pursuivant, Royal Navy on 14th January 1942, aged 63, the son of Richard and Clara Hamer, husband of Gretchen Hamer he is buried at Simon’s Town (Dido Valley) Cemetery. He had previously been the accounting officer to the Falkland Islands Survey in British Antarctica, as well as being present at the Battle of Jutland, Murmansk in the Russian Civil War, he is additionally entitled to a 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, 1939-45 Star and War Medal 39-45. With CWGC information and research. Nearly extremely fine




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



China Medal 1900, no clasp, to W.J.Harris Stoker, H.M.S Aurora. With copy roll page confirming no clasp medal to Harris on HMS Aurora. Nearly extremely fine




China Medal 1900, no clasp, to E. Carter A.B. H.M.S. Endymion. With copy service papers. Confirms service from 21st August 1896 aged 12 years until 10th August 1908. Confirms service on HMS Endymion from 7th June 1899 until 21st May 1902. In the action in the firing line were the "Alacrity and Endymion on the right in the despatch by Christopher Craddock Officer Commanding British Land Force Taku LG 5th October 1900 copy page included Lieut R. Hulbert of HMS Endymion were in the firing line and is worthy of the highest praise. Good very fine




China Medal 1900, no clasp, to 198211 F. Oram Ord. H.M.S. Goliath with copy roll page confirming service on HMS Goliath. Very fine to Good very fine




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




Anglo-Boer Oorlog Medal named to Burger J.N. Swart, with research confirming the award, and that he served with the Vryheid Commando. Nearly extremely fine




Yorkshire Imperial Yeomanry Medal, 3rd Battalion, South Africa 1901-1902 named to 23104 W. Holmes. Edge-bruise, Very fine 




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




Tibet Medal, clasp: Gyantse; (7306 PTE D. MALONEY 1ST: BN: RYL. FUSLRS) . Awarded to Private (No.7306) D. Maloney, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, who when present during the Tibet Expedition, would have been one of the storming party that scaled the cliffs to attack the fortress of Gyantse on 5th July 1904, when serving with 'C' Company, but was then badly wounded due to the effects of a gunpowder explosion at Gyantse on 8th July 1904, and died from his injuries on 19th July 1904. A very rare Tibet casualty. Good very fine





Tibet Medal, in silver, no clasp, named to 4622 Sepoy Solaiman Khan, 19th Punjabis. Good very fine





Tibet Medal, in silver, clasp Gyantse named to 505 Driver Nawab Khanzamanadi, 12th Mule Corps. Slight edge-bruising, Good very fine





Tibet Medal, in silver, clasp Gyantse, named to 3403 Bugler Bir Singh, 23rd Sikh Pioneers. Good very fine




Tibet Medal, in silver, no clasp, to 4102 Lce Naick Azal Khan 19th Punjabis. Good very fine




India General Service Medal 1908, Ed VII, clasp North West Frontier 1908 naming engraved to Staff Sergeant P.W. Mugford, Supply and Transport Corps. Also entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal, comes with some research. NEF





Africa General Service Medal 1902, Ed.VII. one bar, Somaliland 1908-10. 2952 CONDR. A.W. DONNELLY, A.O.C. Was MENTION 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 DESPATCHES 17.6.1910 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





Africa General Service Medal 1902-56, Ed VII, clasp Somaliland 1908-10 named to Lieutenant H.F.D. Jelf, Royal Navy, HMS Diana. With copy medal roll, also entitled to a British War Medal for WW1 Service. Extremely fine





Africa General Service Medal 1902-56, Geo V, clasp Shimber Berris 1914-15, named to 209 Sepoy Goder Khan, Indian Contingent, Kings Africa Rifles. Very fine








1914 Star named to A.O.H. Barker, Chauffeur, Mobile Ambulance Unit. British Red Cross and St John Ambulance Brigade. Rare. Good very fine




1914 Star named to 2339 Private C.H. Raven, 19th London Regiment. Later commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into the Royal Engineers. Generally very fine




1914 Star named to 9277 Sergeant R. Immins, 1st Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Entitled to 5th Aug-22nd November clasp. Generally very fine




1914 Star named to 55173 Bombardier H.M. Jamieson, 29th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Entitled to 5th Aug-22nd November clasp. Generally very fine




1914 Star named to 8269 Private J. Edwards, South Wales Borderers. Generally very fine




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




1914 Star named to 5895 Private J. Miles, 18th Hussars, entitled to Silver War Badge, discharged 8th November 1915. Generally very fine




1914 Star named to 11063 Private S.E. Cadman, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, also served 25th Liverpool Regiment. Entitled to Silver War Badge. Generally very fine




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





1914-15 Star to Captain J. Jenkins who earned a Gallantry Mention in Despatches, a downgraded DSO with the 8th Battalion Welsh Regiment whilst wounded on 15th Feb 1917 at Dahra Bend, Kut. John Jenkins was from Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, North Wales, he had a History Degree from University College of Wales and Christ College, University of Cambridge (1909), was commissioned 2nd Lt on 23/10/14 into the 12th Battalion Welsh Regiment. Lt 18/3/1915, he then went to Galipoli with the 8th Battalion on the 4th Nov 1915, promoted Tempy Capt Jan 1916, to Mesopotamia Feb 1916-19. Promoted Captain 1/5/1918. M.I.D. London Gazette 15.8.1917 Lt Gen Sir Maude as Lt/Temp Capt. His commanding officer Lt Col R B Johnson writes that “He was recommended by me for the Distinguished Service Order for conspicuous and gallant work during the fighting in front of Kut, where he was wounded”.  This would have been an immediate recommendation for a DSO for action on the 15/2/1917 Dahra Bend, Kut, where he was wounded by a bullet through Right arm. After WW1 he tried to get into the RAEC but failed despite all the wonderful references he failed. Very fine 




1914-15 Star named to 19414 Private T.S. Warner, Ox and Bucks Light Infantry. Good very fine




1914-15 Star named to 17073 Private W. Hilton, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Good very fine




1914-15 Star named to 3269 Private R. Claxton, Royal Fusiliers. Good very fine





1914-15 Star to 69330 2.CPL. R. FRENCH, R.E. Copy M.I.C. (1915 trio) Richard French. C.W.G.C. Died of Wounds 22.1.1917 (Operations on the Ancre & died at Home ?) Depot (Newark) Royal Engineers. Buried Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery, Notts. Lived Barnes, London. WO363 has casualty detail enlisted as 2732 Durham Light Infantry. Extremely fine




1914-15 Star to 2 LIEUT W. HUDSON.  Very fine










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




 British War Medal named to Reverend C.H. Hills. Good very fine




British War Medal to: GS-11325 Pte. F.H.B Batstone, 9-Lrs. (Frederick H.Batstone was awarded the Military Medal for Bravery in the Field. His award was gazetted in the London Gazette of 14th August 1917. Good very fine





 British War Medal to 74771 PTE. O.H. SEARLE, N.Z.E.F. Copy C.W.G.C. Oliver Henry, died 8.6.1920. Buried Wellington (Karori) Cemetery, Wellington City, N.Z. Nearly very fine




British War Medal named to Major J. McGregor. He served with the Royal Engineers, and was attached to the Admiralty where he was awarded the CMG, comes with set of Officers Service Papers. Good very fine




British War Medal to 2 LIEUT. E. BOWLES, Edgar served initially with the Yorkshire Dragoons as a Private, he went to France on the 20/7/15. He was commissioned on the 3/9/17 into the 108th Battery, 23rd Army Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He was listed initially missing on the 21/3/18 (most likely the Spring Offensive) and then later killed in action 31/3/18 aged 25. His medals were sent to his wife in Goale, Yorkshire. Very fine





British War Medal to PO.9110 PTE. G.H. SEARL, R.M.L.I. Copy Roll for L.S.G.C. 1913 & Application for War Badge issued Badge number 45043, 13.9.1919. R.M. Medal Roll shows entitled 3 W.W.1.’s. Very fine




British War Medal named to 440270 Private A. Angel, 14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action on 27th September 1916 and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial. Nearly extremely fine




British War Medal named to 19220 Corporal H.W. Ward, Notts and Derby Regiment. Corporal Harry Watson Ward, the 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derbys Regiment) who died on 31st October 1916, and Thiepval Memorial. GVF




British War Medal named to 34033 Private L.C. Roberts, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 13th November 1916, the husband of Elizabeth A. Roberts, of 26 Letchworth Street, Tooting, London, he is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Good very fine