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1739 Medal for the Capture of Portobello by Admiral Vernon and Commodore Brown. Generally very fine





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





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





Battle of the Nile and Ferdinand IV’s triumphal entry into Rome on 29th November 1798, white metal medal by T. Wyon Snr, 39mm. Extremely fine





Candahar, Ghuznee, Cabul 1842 Medal named in running script to Private J. Smith, Her Majesty’s 41st Regiment.





China Medal 1842, named to T. Wal*is, A*tg 2nd Master, H.M.*. D**o. Damage to part of the rim, with copy roll, awarded to T. Wallis, Acting 2nd Master, HMS Dido.





Sutlej Medal, Sobraon reverse, named to Theodore De Momet. Lieutenant, 68th Bengal Native Infantry, son of J. D Momet, an Indigo Planter from Benares, he was a Cadet with the Honourable East India Company in the 1844 season, and was commissioned as Ensign in the 68th Bengal Native Infantry in 1845, serving in the 2nd Sikh Wars with his Regiment at the Battle of Sobraon. He died at Kachier, nr Kanpur (Cawnpore) in 1851.





Sutlej Medal, Ferozeshuhur reverse, impressed to Lieutenant E.V. Utterson, 27th Bengal Native Infantry. Edward Vernon Utterson was nominated for Ensign on 10th December 1842. To do duty with the 65th Native Infantry May 1843. Posted to 27th Native Infantry, 14th June 1843. Passed examination for interpreter 11th January 1850, Indian Army List 1861, shows Utterson began his service in 1842 and retired in August 1858, with the rank of Captain. Died 13th October 1884.





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





Punjab Medal, two clasps, Mooltan and Goojerat to Charles Fortunatus Grant. Colonel, 3rd Bengal Native Infantry, admitted to the Honourable East India Company service in 1837 as Ensign attached to a European Regiment, promoted Lieutenant 1841, served as a Quartermaster and Interpreter to his Corps, promoted Captain 1853, appointed to act as Commandant of the Guzerat Cooley Police Corps. Appointed Major 1862, Lieutenant Colonel 1864, Colonel 1867. Died London 1874.





Punjab Medal, two clasps Chillianwala and Goojerat correctly named to W. Walters, 9th Lancers.





South Africa Medal 1853, named to Drummer S. Carrick, 6th Regiment of Foot. Also entitled to the Indian Mutiny Medal. The 6th Foot was the Warwickshire Regiment. Contact marked.





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




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





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





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





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





Crimea Medal, clasp Sebastopol, Officially impressed R. SANDFORD, 57th REGT. Sold together with digital copy of Census returns; digital copies of his British Army Service papers; digital photographs of some Muster Roll entries; digital copies of Medal Rolls; and digital copy of Marriage certificate. Robert Sandford was born in Holkham, Wells, Norfolk during 1828, the son of John and May Sandford. Whilst an 18 year old Labourer, He attested to join the 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment, at Little Walshingham, Norfolk on 9th May, 1846. 1922 Private Sandford was tried by Regimental Court Martial on 6th February, 1851, for drunkenness and making his escape. Sandford was sentenced to 21days imprisonment with Hard Labour. He served abroad in Corfu for 2 years and 7 months; Malta for 1 month; and with the Expeditionary Army in the East for 5 months. Sandford was discharged, at Chatham, Kent, on 14th October, 1856, after serving 10 Years 93 days. He had been found unfit for further service owing to poor eye sight. The vision in his right eye was impaired by sand being blown into the eye whilst on service in the Crimea during October, 1855. Robert married Jemina Thompson at Warham by the Sea, North Norfolk, on 23 October, 1856. By 1861, he was an Agricultural Labourer living on the Road to Wells, Norfolk with his Wife and 2 children. Extremely fine




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




Turkish Crimea Medal, British issue, un-named as issued.





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





India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Pegu to Henry Stilles Foord. Colonel Commanding Madras Artillery. Henry Stilles Foord was born in 1798, son of Edward Foord, Assistant Dock Master, East India Docks. Educated at Bluecoat School. Nominated for the Honourable East India Company by Joseph Cotton at the recommendation of the Cadet’s father in 1813. 1816 Commissioned a Lieutenant Fireworker, Madras Artillery, in June 1817 and saw active service in the Third Mahratta (Pindari) War commanding a Brigade of guns under Lieutenant-Colonel Agnew, C.B. at Ryepoor, December 1818-April 1821. Promoted to Lieutenant in May 1819, Captain in January 1828; Brevet Major in November 1841; Major in July 1845; Lieutenant Colonel in May 1849. On the formation of the Burma Expedition in early 1852, Foord was appointed Commander of the Artillery, Madras Brigade, and took part in the Capture of Prome on 9th October 1852. He was repeatedly ‘Mentioned’ in official communiques during the Second Burma Campaign. Foord was granted the Brevet of Colonel on 28th November 1854. He died at Secunderabad on 4th November 1857, aged 50 years.





India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Pegu, to John Frederick Wing, a Second Lieutenant with 1st Madras European Regiment. Served in the Pegu Campaign of 1852 in the 2nd Brigade under Brigadier McNeill. Died 21st July 1853 at Rangoon





India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Perak, named in correct seraph capitals to 1500 S. Stafford, 1st-10th Foot. This is the North Lincolns Regiment.




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





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





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 Burma 1885-87 to Peter Brockhurst Young, a Brevet Major, 19th Madras Native Infantry. Born London 4th June 1809, he was accepted as a Cadet at Addiscombe for the year 1826-7 and was commissioned as Ensign into the 19th Madras Native Infantry on 21st February 1828, promoted to Lieutenant 16th February 1833. He married Elizabeth Lucy Sheppard at Velore on 15th April 1835. He was then appointed to the Staff as Adjutant 25th November 1836. He took part in the Burma Campaign of 1852-53 resulting in the annexation of Rangoon and Pegu. Promoted to Captain 22nd June 1854 and then died in Madras on 22nd May 1858.





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





India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Burma 1885-7 named in running script to 1942 Corporal B.R.O. North, 2nd Battalion, Liverpool Regiment.





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





India General Service Medal 1854, in bronze, clasp Burma 1887-89. Bhisti Mung Doo, 1st BN. RIF. BRIG. Very unusual bronze I.G.S. named to British Regt. One edge bruise (reverse 7 o/c) otherwise Good very fine





India General Service Medal 1854, one bar Burma 1887-89. To 4031 Pte W. SMITH 4th BN RIF BRIG. William Smith born Woodstock, Oxford. Attested 10.10.1879, discharged 12.10.1891 Copy Discharge Papers (9 pages) & Medal Roll, his only medal.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, 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 as issued loose. 78 medals issued with both bars. Very minor edge bruising otherwise 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 Hazara 1888, named to 2339 Sergeant T. Morriss, 2nd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Theodore Morriss. With copy medal roll and research. Generally very fine





India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Chin-Lushai 1889-90 named to 1285 Sapper Joseph C, Co 2 Bn, Sappers & Miners. Very fine





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





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





Indian Mutiny Medal, no bar to Sergeant W. Kempster, 82nd Foot. South Lancashire Regiment.





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





Indian Mutiny Medal, no clasp, Impressed CORPL Wm GREAVES, 37th REGT. Sold together with digital copies of Census returns; digital copy of marriage certificates; digital photographs of Muster Roll entries; digital copies of Pension details; digital copy of Death Certificate; digital copy of Probate Calendar entry; and digital photograph of his Grave. William Greaves was born, in Repton, Derbyshire, on 24th December, 1835, the son of Joseph Greaves, a basket maker, and Hannah Greaves. By 1851, He was an agricultural labourer working on a 121 acre farm at Burnaston, Derbyshire. William enlisted in the 37th (North Hampshire) Regiment, at Liverpool, on 19th September, 1857. 42 Private Greaves,37th (North Hampshire) Regiment, was transferred on 12th January, 1858, from the Regimental Depot, at Colchester, Essex to the Service Companies in India. By 1861, he had been promoted to Corporal, stationed at Raglan Barracks, Plymouth. William married Eliza Henderson, at the Stoke Damerel Parish Church in Devon, on 25th September, 1861. Sergeant Greaves was transferred to the unattached list – Barrack Department on 9th May, 1870. Barrack Sergeant William Greaves, a widower, married Margaret McGovern, at Bareilly, India, on 24th April, 1874. He was awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 24th November, 1876 receiving the LSGC gratuity on 12th March, 1877. William was appointed Sub Conductor on 7th May, 1883. Sub Conductor Greaves, Military Works Department, was “invalided” on 27th February, 1885, with a pension of £72.0.0 per Annum. He had served 21 years 88 days in India and 6 years 76 days in England. Of his service 12 years 47 days was Regimental service and 15 years 117 days was Departmental service. William Greaves died on 3rd December, 1900 in Gisborne Street, Derby. Edge-knocks and a few light scratches to the Queen’s face, Nearly extremely fine





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





Indian Mutiny Medal, no bar, named in running script to Sowar Singh, 13th Bengal Lancers.





Indian Mutiny Medal, no bar, impressed 25 Private T. Ward, 34th Foot. A Later issue marked ‘Duplicate’. 34th Foot was the Cumberland Regiment.





China War Medal 1857, clasp Pekin1860 named in impressed style to John Bennett, 1st Battalion, 2nd Regiment. With copy medal roll. Good very fine





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





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





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 Kandahar to Private I.D. Anning, 11th Foot. (Devon Regiment.)




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





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





A scarce 1885 Egypt Medal to Carpenter E. Beeton, an Empoyee of Messrs, Lucas & Aird, the company contracted to build a railway while the Egypt War was being fought there. Egypt Medal 1882, undated reverse, bar Suakian 1885 to CARPENTER E. BEETON. An employee of Messrs. Lucas & Aird, contracted to build a railway from Suakin on the Red Sea to Berber, near Khartoum, a distance of 200 miles. Only 20 miles of track were built, however, before the army withdrew. Several locomotives built specially for this contract were subsequently put to work on the Chattenden & Upnor Railway in Kent. We have seen Platelayers, Fitters, Agents etc but no other Carpenters for sale. Copy Medal Roll which includes 24 'Carpenters'. Nearly very fine





Egypt Medal 1882, undated, one clasp, The Nile 1884-85. 918 Pte. D. DARLING, 1/CAM'N HIGHrs. Copy Medal Roll, Discharge papers, David Darling born Barony, Glasgow enlisted 2.7.1884 served till 15.8.1887 in Queens Own Cameron Highlanders, then transfers to 1/Argyl & Sutherland Highlanders. Served Egypt, Ceylon & Hong Kong. Confirms his campaign medal + Khedives Star (1884-6) One e/k, light contact wear otherwise Good very fine




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





Egypt Medal, dated 1882 reverse clasp Tel-El-Kebir renamed to 3985 Private J. Clarke, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Some contact wear as is usual for Egypt Medals, otherwise, Generally very fine





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





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





India General Service Medal 1895, two clasps Punjab Frontier 1897-98 and Tirah 1897-98 named in running script to 3104 Private J.W.M. Gibson, Yorkshire Light Infantry. With some research.





India General Service Medal 1895, clasp Punjab Frontier 1897-98 named in running script to J. Hassett, Royal Irish Regiment. Generally very fine





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





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





Queens South Africa Medal, five clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 named to 1337 Corporal Farrier D. Rasmussen, Kitchener’s Fighting Scouts. With copy medal roll. Toned, Good very fine




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





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





Queens South Africa Medal, four bars, Defence of Ladysmith, Belfast, Cape Colony and Orange Free State, named to 5232 Private J. Collins, Manchester Regiment, bars mounted in the above order. Copy medal roll (confirms C.C., O.F.S. issued late so mounted out of order) discharge papers from Knutsford, Chester. Entitled K.S.A. Light contact marks, Nearly very fine





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





Queens South Africa Medal, four clasps, Cape Colony, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, and Wittebergen, impressed 3364 PTE A.BURNS, GORDON HIGHRS: Sold together with digital copies of Medal Rolls; digital copies of Newspaper entries detailing his service and digital copies of the Soldier’s Effects register. Alexander Burns was a resident of Aberdeen, Scotland. A Comb-maker, he enlisted in the Gordon Highlanders, at Aberdeen, on 19th February, 1890. 3364 Private Alexander Burns, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, saw action on the Indian North West Frontier, serving throughout the Relief of Chitral in 1895, and also during the Tirah Campaign of 1897 to 1898. Alexander received the Indian General Service Medal with 3 clasps. He was transferred to the Army Reserve on 15th February, 1898, but was recalled to the Colours in October, 1899, for active service in South Africa, during the Anglo Boer War. Private Burns served in the 6th Mounted Infantry Company, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, but died from an inflammation of the brain at Pretoria on 19th May, 1901. He was buried in the Pretoria (Roman Catholic) Cemetery, Pretoria, South Africa. Extremely fine





Queens South Africa Medal, four clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal and South Africa 1901, impressed 6582 PTE E.C.USHERWOOD, V COY, SUFFOLK REGT. Sold together with a framed original photograph showing Private Usherwood in his Boer War period Uniform (25cm x 16cm). Also with digital copies of British Army Service papers; digital copies of Medal Rolls; digital copies of Census returns; digital copy of Crockford’s Clerical Directory; transcript of Isle of Wight County Press, November, 1918; digital copies of various Newspapers entries including confirmation of Freeman of Cambridge; digital copies of 1939 Register entry; digital copy of Probate Calendar entry. Edward Cuthbert Usherwood was born on 5th January, 1877, in Bournemouth, Hampshire, the son of the Reverend Thomas Edward Usherwood of Bagdale, Parkstone, Dorset.  He attended Harrow School and was admitted to King’s College, Cambridge on 2nd October, 1896 receiving a B.A. in 1899; M.A. in 1904. Edward served with the Cambridge University Volunteer Contingent ,1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, in South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War, 1899 -1901. He was made a Freeman of the Borough of Cambridge in May, 1901. Edward married Evelyn Frances Martin at St Mark’s Parish Church, Surbiton, Surrey on 5th June, 1902. He entered the Church and was ordained as a Deacon (Lichfield) in 1902 becoming a Priest in 1903. Edward served as the Chaplain of Holy Trinity, Shrewsbury, 1902 – 04Chaplain of Holy Trinity, Weymouth, 1904 – 08; and Chaplain of Albury, Guildford, 1908 - 11. Between 1911 and 1926, he was the Vicar of Bembridge, Isle of Wight acting as the Chaplain to the Royal Air Force at Bembridge, 1918; Reverend of Chilbolton, Hampshire in 1926;Vicar of Ewell, Surrey, 1926 – 35; and Reverend of Belstead, Suffolk, 1935 - 48. Reverend Usherwood died on 8th June, 1957 at 87 Belstead Road, Ipswich, aged 80. His funeral was held at Belstead Church, Suffolk. Swing mounted, Toned with edge-knock, Nearly extremely fine





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





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





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





Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal to 30006 Pte. W.B. McArthur, 35th Coy.Imp. Yeo. (Private McArthur died of enteric at Elandsfontein on 8th February 1902. All clasps confirmed on medal roll. He is also entitled to both date clasps for his QSA which appear on a separate roll. Not entitled to a KSA so this medal is his full entitlement





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





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





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





Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Tugela Heights and Relief of Ladysmith named to 4879 Private E. Padden, Durham Light Infantry. Edward Padden was born in Gateshead, Durham and worked as a builder, as well as seeing 7 years regular service and 5 years with the Reserve as a Fusilier with the Northumberland Fusiliers, before attesting in to the Militia and joining as a Private, the 3rd Militia Battalion, Durham Light Infantry when aged 31 years and 6 months at Gateshead on 30th April 1899. With the outbreak of the Boer War, Padden was mobilised on 5th December 1899, and then saw operational service in South Africa, being involved in the operations during the Relief of Ladysmith from 15th December 1899 to 28th February 1900, and in action at the Tugela Heights from 14th to 27th February 1900. Padden was posted home and discharged on 12th June 1901. With copy medal roll and service papers. Nearly extremely fine





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





Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Orange Free State and Cape Colony named to 2289 Private W. Platts. Gloucestershire Regiment. Nearly extremely fine





Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Transvaal and South Africa 1902, impressed 6443 PTE W.HANCOCK. N.STAFF: REGT. Sold together with digital copy Service Papers; digital copy Census returns; digital copy Medal Index Cards; digital copies of Medal Rolls; digital copy of Soldier’s Effects Register entry; digital copy of Battalion War Diary for March, 1915. and digital copy of Newspaper entry. William Hancock was born, during 1883, in Burslem, Staffordshire. A Coal Miner Hewer, he enlisted in the North Staffordshire Regiment at Tunstall on 15th April, 1901. 6443 Private Hancock served in South Africa, during the Anglo Boer War, between 9th April, 1902 and 8th October, 1902. On his return to the United Kingdom, he continued his Army Service until the 14th April, 1904, when he transferred to the Reserves. William Hancock married Clara Gibbs, in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, during 1905. They had five children. Having returned to his original occupation as a Coal Miner, William was re-called to the Colours with the outbreak of World War One. 6443 Private Hancock was mobilized at Lichfield and landed in France on 9th September, 1914, serving with D Company, 1st Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. William Hancock was killed in action, near Armentieres, on 13th March, 1915. 6443 Private William Hancock, D Company, 1st Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. He was also entitled to the 1914 Star with Date Bar; British War Medal; and Victory Medal. Nearly extremely fine





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





Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Transvaal and South Africa 1902 named to 3818 Private C. Dring, Lincolnshire Regiment. Couple of small edge-knocks, Generally very fine





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





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




Kings South Africa Medal, two clasps, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 to Capt. B.D.Macculloch, 16/Lcrs. (Bertram Douglas MacCulloch. His Queen's South Africa Medal and Africa General Service Medals have been sold in previous Dix Noonan Webb auctions. The following information is from the DNW auction description of his Africa General Service medal (Lot 284, September, 2014): "Bertram Douglas MacCulloch was born in March 1877 and appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the 7th Dragoon Guards direct from the Royal Military College in February 1897. Exchanging into the 16th Lancers in the rank of Lieutenant in October 1899, he was advanced to Captain in December 1901. He served in the South African war and took part in the relief of Kimberley; operations in Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg and actions at Poplar Grove, Karee Siding and Houtnek; in Orange River Colony, March 1901, and Cape Colony, July 1901 to May 1902 (Medal with three clasps, King’s Medal with two clasps) - Note: this officer’s Q.S.A. was sold in these rooms in April 2001. He subsequently gained an appointment in the South Nigeria Regiment and it was in this capacity that he joined the 1905-06 punitive expedition under Brevet Major J. M. Trenchard, Royal Scots Fusiliers and Captain G. T. Mair, Royal Field Artillery, an operation mounted in response to the particularly unpleasant murder of Dr. Stewart in the Oswerri District, an incident summarised by Richard Magor in his Africa General Service Medals, from which the following extracts have been taken: ‘This medical officer was new to Nigeria and was travelling alone through the bush on his bicycle and lost his way. Accounts vary as to what happened. Some say Stewart was murdered as he slept, others that he was captured, trussed up naked and carried alive from village to village with bits being cut off as ‘juju’ until finally he was decapitated and eaten. All however agree that his body was cut up into small pieces and distributed around for consumption as a fetish. All those who ate a piece of Dr. Stewart would henceforth be released from the white man’s domination and protected from any harm from a European ... There was severe fighting which did not really end until those responsible for Stewart’s murder were captured, summarily tried and hanged ... Dr. Stewart’s skull and bones, except for the hands and left leg, were eventually surrendered and sent to Calabar for burial.’ Trenchard and Mair received D.S.Os, while for his own part MacCulloch qualified for the relevant Medal & clasp and returned home on sick leave in August 1906. Two years later, after fracturing a leg in two places in a polo accident, he reverted to half-pay. Having then been placed on the Reserve of Officers, MacCulloch was recalled on the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914 and went out to France as a Captain in the 16th Lancers in early October 1914, official records confirming that he was hit in his previously injured leg by a shell splinter ‘or something’ at Bailleul on 1 November 1914. No doubt as a result, he was transferred to No. 22 Remount Squadron in March 1915, in the temporary rank of Major, and remained similarly employed until ordered home that July as a result of an altercation with a French cab driver at Marseilles, MacCulloch striking the latter with his whip - and apparently a Gendarme who arrived on the scene shortly afterwards. In July 1916, MacCulloch was embarked for East Africa for command of a Mounted Infantry unit, but owing to a shortage of horses, ended up as second-in-command of the 1st Battalion, 3rd King’s African Rifles, an unhappy appointment due to his old leg injury and, it would appear, some disagreements over patrol work. He once more returned home, where he would appear to have rejoined the 16th Lancers, and was eventually placed on the Retired List in the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the 1920s. He died in Brighton in February 1940."Sold with copies of medal roll pages for his QSA, KSA, Africa General Service medal, 1914 Star trio, 1897 Jubilee medal and previous lot details from the DNW website.





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





China Medal 1900, correctly naming in the Indian style to Captain E.F. Harding, 23rd Madras Light Infantry





China Medal 1900, no clasp, named to C. Grant, Chief Cook, HMS Barfleur. With copy medal roll. Good very fine





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





Medal clasp: Relief of Pekin. In Good condition





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





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





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





1914 Star impressed 10863 PTE J. CALDER, 1/6 GORD: HIGHRS. Sold together with digital copies of Newspaper entries/Casualty lists; digital copy of Medal Index Card; digital copy of Medal Roll; digital copy of Register of Soldier’s Effects entry; and digital copy of the 1/4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders War Diary for April, 1918. John Calder was born in Buckie, Banffshire, Scotland, during 1888, the son of Mrs. M Calder, of 4 St. Peter's Road, Buckie. A Stevedore employed by Messrs McWilliam, Coal Merchant, John enlisted in the 1/6th (Banff and Donside) Battalion, Gordon Highlanders at Kieth, Banffshire. 10863 Private John Calder, landed at Le Havre, France, with “D” Company, 1/6th (Banff and Donside) Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, on 10th November, 1914. John was reported as being Wounded in Action in the Daily Casualty List of the 16th October, 1915 (Published on 26th October, 1915). He was reported as being Wounded in Action for a second time, in the Daily Casualty List published in the “Times” on 1st September, 1916. Calder was renumbered 265616 during February, 1917. John was further reported as being Wounded in Action in the Daily Casualty List of 11th August, 1917 (published 14th October, 1917) and was Wounded in Action for a fourth time shown in the List of 18th October, 1917 (Published on 23rd October, 1917). He was later transferred to the 1/4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders and Killed in Action on 12th April, 1918, aged 30. Lance Corporal Calder is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium and the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh. He was also entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal. EF





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





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




1914 Star named to CMT-3671 Private H. Wright, Army Service Corps. Entered France on 23rd September 1914. Address for medals given as 191 Jerningham Road, New Cross, SE14. With copy medal index card. Very fine





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





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





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





1914-15 Star named to K.10302 G.W. Congdon, Stoker 1st Class, Royal Navy. Stoker 1st Class George Wallace Congdon, HMS Natal, Royal Navy, killed in action on 30th December 1915, aged 21. The son of William Henry and Emily Blanche Congdon of 12 Priory Lawn Terrace, Lower Compton, Plymouth, he is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial. With census details, born Stoke Damrell, Devon. HMS Natal was torn apart by a series of internal explosions, an investigation believed this was due to faulty cordite. The Natal escorted George V on his way to the Delhi Durbar in 1911, whilst he was using the RMS Medina as his Royal Yacht. Nearly extremely fine





1914-15 Star named to 2836 Private F. Martin, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 16th October 1916 with 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment, the son of Robert Martin, Ellwood Terrace, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, he is buried at Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension. Good very fine





1914-15 Star named to R-13223 Private A. Read, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Sergeant Alfred William Read, 9th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps, died aged 24 on 12th April 1917. Sergeant Read, Son of Richard and Alice Read of 15 Newmarket Street, Norwich. Buried at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery. Good very fine





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




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




1914-15 Star to 4150 Private M. Gavin, Middlesex Regiment. Private M. Gavin, 1st/8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment died 27th April 1915, aged 30. The son of Thomas and Caroline Mary Gavin of 7 Larden Road, Acton Vale, London, he is buried in Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery. Good very fine




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





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




British War Medal to Petty Officer H. Henningsen, Royal Australian Naval Brigade. Extremely fine




British War Medal named to Reverend B.C. Davies. No unit on medal with copy medal roll and Medal Index Card showing service with Soldiers Christian Association. Good very fine




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




British War Medal named to F. Murfitt. Name only on medal. Medal index card shows entry to France and Flanders on 18th October 1917, and service with the Y.M.C.A. Nearly extremely fine




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




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




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



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




British War Medal named to 3088 Private L.A. Dunn, 4th Pioneer Battalion, 4th Australian Division, Australian Imperial Force. With copy roll entry and notes on 4th Division. Good very fine




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





British War Medal impressed to E. SWAN. Served with the Scottish Church Huts – a rare civilian unit. Sold together with copy of Medal Roll entry. Miss Eiladh Swan, Scottish Church Huts. She served in France between 7th November, 1918 and April, 1919. This is her only medal entitlement. From the Long Long Trail website - Scottish Churches Huts Joint Committee, the Church of Scotland’s Guild established 25 centres, manned by 350 workers, in France and Flanders. Extremely fine




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




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