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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





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 





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





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





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





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





Scarce 2 clasp Naval General Service Medal to a Marine wounded in action invoved in the pursuit of USS President in 1815. Naval General Service Medal 1793, two clasps, 23 Mar BOAT SERVICE 1809’ and ‘ 25 July BOAT SERVICE 1809’ JOHN BURDEN. Pte John Burden joined the Royal Marines on 30th December 1805. He was serving on HMS STATELY and was present during the action of 22/3rd March 1808. Removed to PRINCESS CAROLINE, he took part in the very bloody ‘boat’ attack on Russian gunboats on 25th July 1809.Later serving with MAJESTIC, was involved in the famous action against USS President in 1815. From Greenwich Hospital books 5th March 1852: Age 65 from Huntington, unmarried Labourer. Served 21 Years 0 months. Last ship Temierere. Wounds: Wound in Chest. Out Pensioner Ticket Number 5729, Amount 15/4. Born 1786/7. With large amount of research, including original claims roll for both the boat service and Stately clasps . This medal appeared in the McKenzie collection in 1873 with same two clasps. Very rare only 36 BS 1809 clasps. Has a small plain rectangular stamp towards the claw on the rim, Very fine or better





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





Naval General Service Medal 1793, clasp Boat Service 1st November 1809, named to Samuel Sison. With research, Commander Samuel Sison, won his Boat Service clasp on board the frigate Volontaire, a vessel captured from the French in 1806, having been captured by HMS Diadem in the Atlantic Campaign of 1806. Samuel Sison entered the Navy 11th September 1797 as First Class Volunteer, on board the Flora Frigate, Captain Robt. Gamier Middleton, with whom he sailed for Lisbon. From 9th February 1798 until 27th March 1800, he served off until Cadiz and at Gillingham Reach, the chief part of the time as Midshipman, in the Blenheim and Princess Royal 98’s, bearing each the flag of Rear Admiral Thos. Lennox Frederick, and Argonaut hospital ship, Lieutenant Commander Paul. He next, 10th June 1803, joined the Colussus 74, Capts, Geo Martin, Michael Seymour and Jas. Nicoll Morris, employed off Brest and Feroll, and on removing in 1804, to the Lively 38, Captain Graham Eden Hammond, he assisted 5th October in that year, at the capture off Cape St. Mary, of three Spanish frigates laden with treasure, and the destruction of the fourth. In the course of 1805 we find the Lively, who on the latter occasion had had 2 men killed and 5 wounded, sustaining a self-sought and very spirited skirmish with the Spanish 74 gun ship Glorioso. On leaving her Mr. Sison had received as Masters Mate, In May 1906 on board the San Josef 110, bearing the flog of Sir Charles Cotton off Brest. He was made Lieutenant (while serving at Newfoundland in the Isis 50, flagship of Vice Admiral John Holloway) into the Avenger 20, Capt. Thos White 20th August 1807, and was subsequently appointed – 13th January 1808 to the Hibernia 120, bearing the flags of Admiral Chas. Cotton and Fras. Pickmore off Lisbon. In 1809 to the Volontaire 38, Capt Chas. Bullen also in the Mediterranean, 17th November 1810 and 22nd Sept.1812 to the San Josef again, flagship of Sir C. Cotton and Fylla 20, Captain Henry Prescott, both on the Home station – 14th May 1813 to the Akbar 50, Captain Sir Archibald Collingwood Dickson on the coast of Brazil. 6th October and 20th November 1814 to the Queen 98, bearing the flag of Rear Admiral Chas Vinicombe Penrose and Tremendous 74, Captain Robt. Campbell, again in the Mediterranean where he had charge, from May 1815, until Jan. 1816 of some Neapolitan line of battle ships, 16 Jan and 1st March 1816, to the acting command of the Trident 64, receiving ship at Malta, and Calypso sloop, which later vessel he brought home and paid off at Chatham 10th July following, and 25th August 1827, to the command, which retained until 3rd Aprul 1829 of the Myrtle Falmouth packet. On the night of 31st October 1809, Mr. Sison, then in the Volontaire, served with the boats of a squadron under the orders of Lieut John Tailour at the capture and destruction of the French armed store-ship Lamproie of 16 guns and 116 men, bombards Victoire and Grondeur, armed xebee Normande, and seven merchant vessels, defended by numerous strong batteries, in the Bay of Rosas, after a desperate struggle and a loss to the British of 15 killed and 55 wounded. He accepted his present rank 11th January 1844. The Commander was married and had issue. Large edge-knock at 4 o’clock, obscuring the ‘I’ in his surname, otherwise Generally very fine





Military General Service Medal 1793-1814, eight clasps: Talavera, Busaco, Fuentes D'Onor, Ciudad Rodrigo, Vittoria, St. Sebastian, Nivelle, Nive; (FRIEDRICK BRANDT, 2ND LINE BN. K.G.L.), with original length of ribbon. Awarded to Private Friederick (spelt Freiderich on roll) Brandt, 2nd Line Battalion, King's German Legion, who is confirmed as having been present at the battle of Talavera from 27th to 28th July 1809, at the battle of Busaco on 27th September 1810, at the battle of Fuentes D'Onor on 5th May 1811, the siege and capture of Ciudad Rodrigo from 8th to 19th January 1812, the battle of Vittoria on 21st June 1813, the battle and capture of the fortress of Saint Sebastian from 17th July to 8th September 1813, the battle of Nivelle on 10th November 1813, and the battle of Nive from 9th to 13th December 1813. 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+ 





Emotive and Rare Waterloo Medal to an Officer Seriously wounded during the defence of La Haye Sainte. Waterloo Medal, ‘LIEUT. & ADJ. W. D. TIMMANN, 2ND LIGHT BATT. K.G.L.’ fitted with original steel clip and an attractive contemporary silver bar suspension inscribed ‘Waterloo’. Low on ammunition and suffering severe casualties, the legendary defence of La Haye Sainte against overwhelming odds by green jacketed, rifle armed companies of the Light Battalions of the King’s German Legion, was crowning point of this distinguished corps service. Although the defence of Hougomont tends to gain the limelight in Britain, possession of La Haye Sainte that was far more important due to its position on the battlefield. Initially defended by 400 men of the 2nd Light Battalion, they were later joined by 170 men of the 1st Light and 85 men of the 5th Line and later still about 150 Nassau troops but due to mounting casualties they never totalled more than 550 men. Being Adjutant, Lieutenant Timmann was most probably acting as a Staff Officer to Major Baring, indeed during the action, Baring mentions taking Timmann’s horse after his own was wounded. Out of the 400 men from the 2nd Light Battalion who started the action, only 42 remained after! 23 KGL Officers of the 2 Light Battalions present, 4 were killed, 4 were seriously wounded (including Timmann), 4 slightly wounded and 2 prisoner, or 69% casualties. Ex Gaskell Collection 1908, beautiful looking and rare medal. Sold with much research, Nearly extremely 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





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




Punjab Medal, two bars, Chilianwala, Goojerat J. Bates, 3rd. Lt. Dragns., Copy Sutlej (16th Lancers) & Punjab Medal (3rd Light Dragoons) Rolls, 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. Sutlej roll marked “Volunteered to 3rd Light Dragoons” earning this Punjab Medal 2 bars. Confirmed on roll for the 16th Lancers famous charge at ALIWAL. Not entitled L.S.G.C. (served 17 years) Regt. numbers 561 & 1569 confirmed on papers, discharged 14.9.1852. Good very fine





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





Baltic Medal, named in engraved style to R.F. Westlake. Good very fine





Baltic Medal, unnamed as issued. Some contact wear to obverse at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, 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





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





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; (LIEUT: W.H. WALMISLEY. 80TH: FOOT.) William Henry Walmisley was born in London on 14th October 1851, the son of George Augustus Walmisley and his wife Ann Bryant. After completing school he was accepted as a Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, graduating in 1871, and was then commissioned as an Ensign into the 2nd The Queen's Own Royal Regiment of Foot, joining the 2nd Battalion, which was then on home service in England and Ireland. Appointed to Sub Lieutenant from 28th October 1871, and then almost immediately afterwards promoted to Lieutenant, and shortly afterwards transferred to the 80th Regiment of Foot - the Staffordshire Volunteers, who he joined out in Hong Kong on 15th October 1873. Upon the slaying of the British Resident in Perak in November 1875, three companies of the 80th Foot under Major Amiel sailed in the P&O steamer 'Kashgar' for Singapore on 11th November 1875, including Lieutenant Walmisley. At the same time, a Naval Brigade consisting of H.M.S. Avon, Charybdis, Egeria, Fly, Hart, Modeste, Rigndove, and Thistle, were despatched to Perak for a punitive expedition. Also on board the Kashgar was Major General Colborne, who was to command the expedition. An attack by troops already in the Straits Settlements had failed. Colborne moved up the Perak River on 8th December with a light battery of guns and rockets and detachments from the Royal Navy, 10th Regiment of Foot, and a company of the 80th Foot, under Major Amiel. The country was thick jungle with marshy swamps of mangrove bordering the Perak River. At the village of Passir Talak the small garrison of Lincolns and gunners was relieved by a half company of the 80th Foot under Lieutenant Prior. Meanwhile the forward column pressed on to the scene of the original repulse, but the Malays withdrew within from their stockade leading two small guns behind. A composite detachment following up remained at Banda Bahin with Captain Howard of the 80th in command. At Passir Sala, higher up the river, resistance was swiftly overcome and one charge captured the defences, six guns and ammunition, and Birch's property and papers. The enemy concentrated at Blanja village and one company each from the10th and 80th, supported by guns and rockets, were sent to attack it. Three miles below Blanja the Malays had constructed a stockade. This was soon cleared by shells and rockets and the main position then fell. By then all three companies of the 80th were well forward and Brevet Major Tyler was Officer Commanding Area after its capture on 13th December until fighting ceased on the 21st December. The 80th was relieved by the 74th Highland Light Infantry on 13th January 1876. By this time the three companies of the 80th were back in Hong Kong and later received the India General Service Medal with clasp for Perak. Walmisley then returned to London and resigned his commission on 26th July 1876. Walmisley married Sophie Rothery in 1880, and they went on to have four children. In early 1881, Walmisley moved to the Cape Colony, and in May 1881 he wrote to the Cape Government seeking a position with an office of the government. It took a year for a suitable vacancy to occur, and he joined the Civil Service Railways Branch of the Cape of Good Hope on 1st April 1882, but was later retrenched in July 1886. During this service, he applied for a position as sub-inspector with the Police Force. His former Commanding Officer, Company Commander and the Inspector General of the Straits Settlement, all testified to his character. Within two years of his retrenchment, he was able to rejoin the Cape Railway Department, in which he served from April 1896 to 31st December 1900, transferring to the Imperial Military Railways on 1st January 1901. However it is service just slightly early which is of the most interest in his later story, this being his appointment as the Railways District Clerk at Mafeking on 1st September 1898. With the outbreak of the Boer War, Mafeking prepared for a Boer attack in September 1899, when Kruger declared war on 12th October 1899, the Mafeking railway and telegraph lines were cut and the town besieged. A number of volunteer forces were raised, and Walmisley served as Adjutant of the Railway Volunteer Corps throughout the siege, being employed both in the trenches and on the armoured train. Cunning deception, defensive preparations, and fine leadership by Colonel Baden-Powell saw the garrison withstand the siege for 217 days. Having decided that the town was too heavily defended to take, 4,000 Boer troops were redeployed, but the siege remained and shelling of Mafeking continued. Walmisley commanded the armoured train for the final four months of the siege, and his health suffered. The District Clerk of Mafeking was later to write: 'He rendered invaluable services, and I feel sure his disease was induced by the worries and anxieties of his duties during the investment of Mafeking. I cannot speak too highly of Mr Walmisley's good work performed under exceptionally trying circumstances.' Diagnosed with rheumatism, he was invalided back to England in October 1901, one of 600 people listed as wounded during the siege, in addition to the 212 killed. Boer losses were significantly higher. In 1905 his condition worsened, and he was diagnosed as suffering from progressive muscular atrophy, which he attributed to exposure and privations experienced during the Siege of Mafeking. He was losing the use of both arms, and petitioned the Cape of Good Hope government, and was caught up in the red tape of whether he was a colonial or imperial employee, which would determine where he would seek his pension. The Cape Government argued that Walmisley's unit was an imperial irregular unit, and that the Colonial Government had nothing to do with Mafeking during the war. He was supported in his petition by the Engineer in Chief, who was Acting Resident Engineer of the Rhodesia System, during the siege. He wrote: 'I have to inform you that Mr Walmisley served under me as a District Clerk, Mafeking, and as Lieutenant and Adjutant of the Railway Volunteer Corps during the siege… I have been advised that his is now helpless and unable to earn a livelihood, I would strongly recommend his case for special circumstances.' No records have been found for Walmisley ever having received a pension. He, and the other officers were not listed on the Cape Civil Service list, and it is not certain whether he ever received the Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902, either for his Cape Colony service, Imperial Service, or for his volunteer service with the Mafeking Guard. He died in London in 1913 when aged 61. One of 13 officers from the 80th Foot to receive the India General Service Medal with clasp for Perak. A copied picture of him taken during the siege is included with the research. 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, bars mounted in this order as is normal to 814 PTE. H. SMITH, 2d. Bn. S. WALES BORD. (South Wales Borderers) Copy Discharge Papers Henry Smith from St. John's, Blackburn, Lancashire. Attested S.W.B. 20.8.1883. Confirms his only medal & 2 bars. Light edge bruising, therefore Nearly very fine





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





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




India General Service Medal 1854, clasp, Burma 1887-89. Engraved in usual running script: 732 Pte. Dhaulat, Chin Police Levy. Suspender slack with two rim nicks (silver tests) on reverse. 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: Hazara 1891; (JEMR: RANDHIR SINGH 37TH: BL INFY:) Awarded to a sikh, Jemedar and Viceroy's Commissioned Officer Randhir Singh, 37th Bengal Infantry, Indian Army. Randhir Singh was one of the earliest Viceroy's Commissioned Officer's from this regiment, the 37th Dogra Bengal Infantry, which was originally raised in 1887, with the Hazara Black Mountain Expedition of 1891 being it's first active operation. Good very fine or better





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





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; (GUNNER. MATW ALLEN. A.CY. 4TH. BN. MADRAS ART.) Awarded to Gunner Matthew Allen, A Company, 4th Battalion, Madras Artillery. Good very 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 Medal, clasp Lucknow to EDWD. EVANS, 1st Bn. 23rd R.W. FUSRS, to 5512 Private Edward Evans, born Oswestry, served with the 23rd Foot at Lucknow in the Mutiny, died 25.1.1859. Suspension post refixed, otherwise GVF 





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





Indian Mutiny Medal, no clasp; (SERJT HY. BURGESS, 73RD REGT). Henry Burgess served out in India during the Indian Mutiny as a Sergeant (No.2271) with the 73rd Perthshire Regiment of Foot. He had been discharged prior to the issue of the medal. Medal without clasp confirmed. Slight contact scuffing, hence 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





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








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









Afghanistan Medal 1878, no clasp; (CAPTAIN. C.J. WHITAKER. 65TH: FOOT.) Charles John Whitaker born at Valetta, Malta on 22nd December 1849, and having passed through the Royal Military College at Sandhurst, was commissioned as an Ensign without purchase on 8th July 1869 into the 65th the 2nd Yorkshire North Riding Regiment of Foot, and was then the last to purchase his promotion to Lieutenant in this regiment on 4th January 1871, as the system was abolished later that year. Posted with the Regiment out to India, Whitaker was appointed to Lieutenant and Adjutant at Agra on 25th April 1873, and held his appointment as Adjutant through to 10th October 1876, and then after a brief period on Regimental Duty, was appointed the regiment's Instructor of Musketry from 16th February through to 13th December 1878, being then promoted to Captain on 14th December 1878. Towards the end of the year, the recently promoted Captain Whitaker, together with a number of others officers, and 22 other ranks from the 65th Foot were then appointed to join the Kurram Field Force which was then on operations in Afghanistan, the men from the 65th Foot being employed on signals and communications duties in Afghanistan. Whitaker was then appointed Superintendent of Army Signalling to the Kurram Valley Field Force. There are only 28 medals for Afghanistan 1878-1880 awarded to officers and men of the 65th Foot, all received the medal without clasp, Whitaker included. This would also be his only entitlement during his career. Whitaker was appointed Deputy Assistant Adjutant General at Bengal from 20th December 1880 to August 1884, and was then seconded for service on the Staff on 1st July 1881. Whitaker went home on leave from India together with his wife in 1884, sailing from Aden aboard the troopship H.M.S. Serapis. Whitaker then served for a number of years on the Musketry Staff of the Army at Hythe as Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, being promoted to Major, and then returned to his regiment, succeeding Major F. Luttman-Johnson as Second in Command of the 1st Battalion on 22nd January 1893, and was then appointed to the command of the 1st Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment, this being the 65th Foot's new title post 1881, assuming command from Colonel Ellis-Lee on 26th August 1894, being promoted to Lieutenant Colonel at the same time, and eventually retired in the rank of full Colonel on 10th November 1897. Sold with a printed sheet with two images of Whitaker, one taken at Agra, India in 1873 together with other officers of the 65th Foot, and another of him as Lieutenant Colonel wearing his Afghanistan Medal without clasp. 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 Ali Musjid to 6447 FARR. SGT. J. GREEN, E/3 BDE. R.A. Copy Discharge Papers. Farrier Sergeant John Green from Glossop, Derby. Entitled L.S.G.C. Nearly very fine





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





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





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





Afghanistan Medal 1878, no clasp (8.Bde/1799 Pte. E. Butler, 51st Regt.). Contact marks, better than Very fine




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





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





Afghanistan Medal 1878, no clasp, named in engraved running script; (SEPOY KUNNIAH 28TH REGT N.I.) Awarded to Sepoy Kunniah, 28th Regiment of Native Infantry, Indian Army. Slight polishing, Good 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, clasp Alexandria 11th July, named to C. Stewart, Able Seaman, HMS Alexandra. Some contact marks, With copy Medal roll. Nearly very fine





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




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, no clasp, to 242 Private J. Bird, 1st Shropshire Light Infantry. Comes with some research. Very fine+





Egypt Medal, undated reverse, clasp: Suakin 1885; (6086 - PTE G. KENT, 2: SCOTS GDS) Awarded to Guardsman (No.6086) George Kent, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Contact pitting from Khedive’s Star, about Very fine





Khedives Star 1884. Good very fine





Khedive's Star 1882. Edge bruise to bottom point, about Good very fine




India General Service Medal 1895, three clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Samana 1897 and Tirah 1897-98 named to 1802 Private J. Bacon, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. With copy papers. Nearly extremely fine





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





India General Service Medal 1895, three clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Samana 1897, Tirah 1897-98; (1253 SOWAR TUKI RAM. 6TH: BL: CAVY:)  Awarded to Sowar (No.1253) Tuki Ram, 6th Bengal Cavalry, Indian Army. Good very fine




Indian General Service Medal 1895, clasp: Punjab Frontier 1897-98; (4494 PTE: E. CLAY 1ST: BN: DEVON REGT:) Edward Clay served as a Private (No.4494) with the 1st Battalion, Devon Regiment, being noted as 'deceased' on the roll. Good very fine





India General Service Medal 1895, VR, bronze, two clasps Punjab Frontier 1897-98 and Tirah 1897-98 (415 Multr. Rangak. C.T. Dept.) Nearly extremely fine





India General Service Medal 1895, VR, bronze, clasp Punjab Frontier 1897-98 (Bhisti Nadir Ali, 33rd Punjab Infantry. VF 





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 




Queens Sudan Medal, 1896, bronze issue, correctly named to 436 SYCE THAKUR 1st BO. LANCERS. A scarce medal to a Groom with the 1st Bombay Lancers, confirmed on roll (copy accompanies the medal).  With long ribbon. 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. Good very fine




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





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





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





Queens South Africa Medal, five Clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; (5562 PTE H. BATES. RIFLE BRIGADE.) , Bates was slightly wounded in action at Zandriverpoort on 21st May 1901. GVF





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, 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





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





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





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. 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





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; Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (14546 Pte. J. Roberts, R.A.M.C.). 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





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





Queen's South Africa Medal, three clasps: Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal; (1991 PTE T. CALLAGHAN, 1ST CONNAUGHT RANG:) Thomas Callaghan was born in Kilmanagh, County Roscommon, Ireland and worked as a labourer. NEF





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





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





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





Queen's South Africa Medal, three clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal; (3948 PTE J. O'BRIEN, RL: MUNSTER FUS:) Awarded to Private (No.3948) J. O'Brien, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Nearly extremely 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, South Africa 1901; (5862 PTE W. WEEDON. E. YORKSHIRE REGT). Awarded to Private (No.5862) W. Weedon, 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, who died of disease at Harrismith on 1st February 1901, he being commemorated by name on various memorials, on a plaque in Beverley, Humberside, on the Edwardian Cross in York, and at Fulford in North Yorkshire.  Good very fine





Queen's South Africa Medal, three clasps: Cape Colony, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; (5811 PTE A. CLARKE. S.STAFF: REGT) Awarded to Private (No.5811) A. Clarke, 3rd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, who is confirmed as entitled to the medal with these three clasps. Good 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





Queen's South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal; (5292 CPL R. WARD. 1ST ESSEX REGT) Condition: slight contact scuffing, Very Fine. Awarded to Corporal (No.5292) R. Ward, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Slight contact scuffing, Very 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, Transvaal; (2263 CORL J. BARRETT. K.R.R.C.) Awarded to Corporal (No.2263) J. Barrett, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Good very fine





Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, 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




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





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





Queen's South Africa Medal, two clasps, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith; (4763 PTE J. SHEEHAN, RL. DUBLIN FUS.). John Sheehan was born in Saint Patricks, Cork, Ireland, and worked as a labourer before enlisting into the British Army when aged 18 at Cork on 28th February 1893. For his services during the Boer War Sheehan is additionally entitled to the King's South Africa Medal with two clasps. Sheehan extended his service with the Army Reserves joining the Royal Army Medical Corps Special Reserve as a Private (No.967) serving with No.9 Company, being then discharged on 6th June 1913. With the outbreak of the Great War, Sheehan who was by then working as a furnace man and living in Ebbw Vale, Wales, rejoined the Special Reserve, joining as a Private (No.21275) the 9th Service Battalion (The 1st Gwent), South Wales Borderers, but was discharged again on 25th February 1915. Good very fine 





Queen’s South Africa Medal, two bars Cape Colony, Wittebergen 1988 Pte. J. McPhail, 1: High: Lt. Infy. Copy casualty roll, Medal Roll, Discharge Papers 1988 Private John McPhail, born Barony, Glasgow, Lanark 1867; enlisted Highland Light Infantry, 8.7.1885 served with the 1st Batt. in South Africa from 25.3.1900, SEVERELY WOUNDED WITPOORT 14.8.1900; discharged, 1.5.1901. “On 14-15.8.1900 General Hunter had a stiff action at Witpoort, near Heilbron, where the H.L.I. had most of the work”. They lost approximately 3 men K.I.A. Colonel Kelham & 40 men wounded. Nearly extremely fine





Queen's South Africa Medal, two clasps, Cape Colony, South Africa 1901; (39394 CORPL: H.M. GADD. 32ND BN. IMP: YEO:) Awarded to Corporal (No.39394) H.M. Gadd, 145th Company, 32nd Lancashire Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry, NEF




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




Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps Transvaal and South Africa 1901 named to 34 Trooper E.F. Baker, Imperial Light Horse, comes with some research. Good very fine 





Queen's South Africa Medal, two clasps: Cape Colony, South Africa 1902; (6652 PTE G. PETTICAN. ESSEX REGT) Awarded to Private (No.6652) G. Pettican, Essex Regiment. Good 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 Transvaal named to 6213 Private R. Hordon, Durham Light Infantry. Good 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, no clasp (1075 Pte. J. B. Smith. P. Elzbth. T.G.). Extremely 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. GVF




Beaconsfield (Kimberley) Siege 1900 Childrens Medal, white metal. Presented by the town council to children in the town during the siege. Generally 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





King's South Africa Medal, two clasps: South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; (3633 PTE C. WILSON. RL: DRAGOONS.) Awarded to Private (No.3633) C. Wilson, Royal Dragoons. Good very fine





Kings South Africa Medal, two clasps, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902, named to 6280 Private H. Smith, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. With copy medal rolls. Good very fine





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





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





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





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




Africa General Service Medal, clasp, Somaliland 1902-04, [1st G. H. STRKPR. WOOPENDRA NATH BANERJEE, S. & T. C.] A silver issue awarded to 1st Grade Hospital Storekeeper Woopendra Nath Banerjee, Supply & Transport Corps. Medal and clasp confirmed on roll: Permanent Native Subordinate of Supply & Transport Corps attached to No. 69 Native Field Hospital. Very scarce, only two men on the roll. Shown as Supply & Transport Corps, Northern Command. Slight rim ripple owing to excess pressure when naming.  Very fine





Africa General Service Medal 1902, Ed VII bust, clasp: Nandi 1905-06; (90 PTE JOHANNE 1/K.A.R.) Awarded to Private (No.90) Johanne, 1st Battalion, King's African Rifles. 598 men from the 1st K.A.R.'s took part in the operations in the Nandi country from 18th October 1905 to 6th July 1906. Very polished, hence Fine





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




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




1914 Star named to 3-7370 Private J. Gorham, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Good very fine




Original 5th Aug-22nd Nov bar. Nearly extremely fine




1914-15 Star named to 265684 Sergeant J.E. Snowden, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th July 1917, whilst serving with 1/7th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, he is buried in Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery. Good very fine




1914-15 Star named to Major J.A.W. Webster, Royal Army Medical Corps. Good very fine




1914-15 Star to  SS/17167 PTE. E.N. LEHMANN, A.S.C.  Eric Noah Lehmann was born 1893, Lived at 62 Josephine Avenue, Brixton Hill, later West Hampstead, he was a clerk aged 22 on enlistment, religion given as Jewish on his attestation forms. Served in FRANCE 28/09/1915 with the 793 H 2 Coy, RASC. MID (Mention in Dispatches) 29/5/17 Haig Gazette. Promoted to Staff Sergeant 21/02/1918. Entitled to 1915/15 Star Trio. Listed in the British Jewry Book of Honour. Papers on-line. Very fine 




1914-15 Star to 802 Private S. Weir, Highland Light Infantry. Samuel Weir landed in France 24/3/15 with the 1st Bn H.L.I., which suffered severe losses at Le Cateau. Samuel subsequently transferred to the Machine Gun Corps No 181969 and later joined the Royal Irish Fusiliers with new number 7814036. Very fine




1914-15 Star named to 148077 F.J. White, Chief Petty Officer, Royal Navy. Entitled to Mention in Despatches, HMS Gunner.Good very fine




1914-15 Star named to 149731 F. Rowe, Chief Engine Room Artificer, Royal Navy. Good very fine





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





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




British War Medal named to Lieutenant W.J. Norris. Served 10th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, entitled to MID, died of wounds 14th October 1918, commemorated Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France. Very fine




British War Medal named to Lieutenant T. Rome. Good very fine 





British War Medal named to 6708 Private F. Bond, 18th London Regiment. Together with three silk First World War Postcards. With copy Medal Index Card, entitled to a pair. Nearly extremely fine




British War Medal, naming neatly erased. Good very fine




British War Medal named to S-13155 Private A. Paton, Gordon Highlanders. Private Alexander Paton, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, killed in action 18th July 1916. Entitled to a pair, remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. Born Barony, Lanarkshire, and enlisted at Aberdeen. Good very fine




British War Medal to 32411 Private A.C. Towner, The Queen’s Regiment. Pair only later Labour Corps 65273 (from Denmark papers available online). Nice toning, Very fine+




British War Medal named to 020471 PTE. A.A. SMITH. A.O.C. Very fine




Victory Medal, naming neatly erased. Good very fine





British War Medal named to 56526 Private A.J. Robson, Lincolnshire Yeomanry. With copy MIC. Extremely fine