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Victory Medal to 2  LIEUT  F. J. GUDGIN. Frederick John Gudgin born 1879 Ashfordby, Leicester, 3534 Private/Trooper 5th Dragoon Guards to France 23 Oct 1914 then commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps as a Second Lieutenant 1st Dec 1917, then he relinquished his commission on account of ill-health contracted on active service. Several addresses on mic: Hill Court, Droitwich; “A3” Ward, 3 London General Hospital, Wandsworth SW; and Winslade Road, Brixton Hill, SW. Very fine+




Victory Medal to 2 LIEUT W. P. D.   KERR. William Patrick David Kerr commissioned 1/3/18 Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery  to France 13/7/18, 1st Highland Brigade 1/9/19, relinquished commission 30/9/21. Entitled to a pair only, address Victoria Barracks, Windsor. Very fine+




Victory Medal to LIEUT M. H.  VICKERMAN. Montague Harold Vickerman, 2 3 18 to Egypt, Lt. 1 7 17, entitled to a pair only, address Ossulston, Copland Avenue, Wembley. Very fine+




Victory Medal to Q.M. LIEUT W. T.   HAYMAN. William Thames Hayman, pair only with the Royal Engineers, to France 3 5 16, address Ormsberley, near Droitwich. Very fine




Victory Medal to LIEUT  H.  CHERMSIDE. A Private in the 7th Dragoon Guards then 3rd Dorsets, to France 13 10 14, commissioned into Royal Field Artillery 6 2 16, medals sent to his wife at Maida Vale, London. Very fine+




Victory Medal to LIEUT F. E.  WRENCH. Frank Edward Wrench, 22/3/15 to Egypt, would have been entitled to a 1915 trio, Private on his 1915 star later a Sergeant then commissioned Army Service Corps officer, address Alexandria, Egypt. Very fine+




Victory Medal to LIEUT QM R.  EVERSON. Robert Everson, Quarter Master and Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers, to Egypt  29/1/1918, Walton Cross address, entitled to a WW1 pair only, Very fine+





Victory Medal to 2076 SJT. S.T. SEARLE, 9-LOND.R. Copy M.I.C.(1914 trio) Stephen T. Searle 1/9th Lond. R. & Transferred 4.4.1916 - 20878 M.G.C., address Chiswick, W4. Extremely fine




Victory Medal to 2 LIEUT  W. C.  WHITESIDE. Served with the Chinese Labour Corps, entitled to a pair only and previously may have been in the Liverpool Regiment, address 2 Hope Street, New Brighton, Cheshire. Very fine




Victory Medal named to 2 LIEUT  R. C. S.  PERRY. Reginald Clifford Sherard Perry was born in 1892 and Baptised 10 April 1892 at St. Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, he served in the Royal Engineers as a Sapper 1161 & 52337 and then as a Second Lieutenant, after the war he worked as an Assistant Civil Engineer with the Air Ministry. Very fine




Victory Medal named to 95630 Private H.R. Smith, Tank Corps. Generally very fine




Victory Medal to LIEUT R. A. C.   BAKER. Reginald Augustus Charles Baker commissioned 2nd Lt 21 August 1917 Royal Welsh Fusiliers, from 11015 Colour Sergeant, 1st Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers, to France 6 Oct 1914, later promoted a Lt with the 8th Rajputs, entitled to a 1914 Mons Bar trio. Medals sent to: 8th Rajputs Allahabad, India. Very fine+




Victory Medal named to 25995 Private J. Hall, 20th Hussars. Good very fine




Victory Medal to 2 LIEUT W. G.   SMITH. Very fine+




Victory Medal to PAYR.S.LT. A. DE LISLE, R. N. R. Paymaster Sub Lieutenant Adrian De Lisle, Royal Naval Reserve entitled to a 1915 trio. Very fine+




Victory Medal to ENG. LT. J.E. OGBURN. R.N. 145697 James Edwin Ogburn Chief Artificer Engineer to Engineer Lieutenant 23 Nov 1917, to be Engineer Lieutenant Commander (retired) 23 Nov 1925. Born Fratton, Hampshire. 1919 served on HMS Hebe and HMS Viola. Entitled to a QSA HMS Gibraltar, WW1 pair and most likely a LSGC. Edge-bruise to reverse, Very fine+




Victory Medal named to Lieutenant H.E.M. Fox. Royal Field Artillery, Driver Hugh Edward Mills Fox to be Second Lieutenant. Dated 19th December 1915 RFA North Midland Brigade, to France 29th Aug 1916. Entitled to a pair, address Sydenham SE26, Generally very fine




Victory Medal to Second Lieutenant William Delaney Wing, Royal Army Service Corps, to France 6th March 1917, address given as 17a Barons Court, West Kensington W1 ( Hammersmith & Fulham Borough). Later after the War a Capt in the Military Accounts Department. Very fine




Victory Medal, renamed to Lieutenant Colonel C.R. Pilkington, served with Manchester Regiment, who was Mentioned in Despatches. Generally very fine





Victory Medal to 10769 PTE. G. SEARLE, 15-HRS. Copy M.I.C. (1914-15 trio) Fine





Victory Medal to 52995 PTE. G.H. SEARLE, LAN. FUS. Copy M.I.C.(pair) also served in 36127 North’n R. & 87404 Lab. C. Good very fine



Victory Medal named to 43167 Private J.W.R. Robertson. Regiment has been erased, served Royal Army Medical Corps, and later 1st Battalion, Essex Rgeiment, Entered Balkans on 25th April 1915, the first day of the Gallipoli landings, and was Mentioned in Despatches in the London Gazette of 21st June 1916 for services in the Mediterranean. Very fine




Victory Medal, impressed 56104 PTE W.EVANS, R.A.M.C. Sold together with copy Medal Index Card and Medal Roll. William Evans landed in Gallipoli on 6th July, 1915. He was demobilized Class Z on 26th April, 1919. Nearly extremely fine




Victory Medal named to 5242 Private F.W.M. Llewellyn, 13th London Regiment. Generally very fine




Victory Medal named to 41614 Private H. Davey, East Yorkshire Regiment. With copy Medal index card. Good very fine




Victory Medal named to 13475 Private C. Hurry, Norfolk Regiment. Good very fine




Victory Medal named to 19748 Private R. Pickstone, Cheshire Regiment. Stained, Generally very fine




Victory Medal named to 57854 Private J.D. Mossman, Durham Light Infantry. Generally very fine




Victory Medal named to 2204 Private G.J. Rouse, Essex Regiment. Also served 12th London Regiment. Good very fine




Victory Medal named to 9231 Private J. Cassidy, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. Good very fine




Victory Medal named to 30360 Private F. Wells, Yorkshire Light Infantry. Naming feint. Generally very fine




Victory Medal named to 59143 Private J.D. Robson, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Good very fine




Victory Medal named to 60575 Private J.F. Pacey, Yorks and Light Infantry. Good very fine




Victory Medal named to 27600 Private C. Rhodes, West Yorkshire Regiment. Generally very fine




Victory Medal named to 125658 Private J.T. Harrison, Yorkshire Regiment. Good very fine




Victory Medal named to 200998 Private G.H. Spencer, Yorks and Light Infantry. Good very fine 




Victory Medal named to 601521 Private J. Mellor, West Yorkshire Regiment. Nearly extremely fine




Victory Medal named to 54369 Private G. Indge, Royal Fusiliers. Good very fine




Victory Medal named to 76065 Private C.E. Staniland, Northumberland Fusiliers. Nearly extremely fine




Victory Medal named to 23586 Private A. Taylor, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Good very fine




Victory Medal named to 28986 Private H. Dodsworth, Manchester Regiment. Generally very fine




Victory Medal named to 242289 Corporal E. Gray, West Riding Regiment. Generally very fine




Victory Medal named to 18877 Private L. Partridge, Northumberland Fusiliers. Generally very fine








Victory Medal named to 14039 Private J.W. Giles, Yorkshire Light Infantry. Some staining to reverse. Generally very fine




Victory Medal named to 6391 Private W. Barraclough, Yorkshire Regiment. Good very fine 




Victory Medal named to 42305 Private P.G. Wilson, Royal Irish Rifles. Nearly extremely fine




Victory Medal named to 14695 Private D. Gilmour, Scots Guards. Good very fine




Victory Medal named to 35449 Corporal J. Briggs, Lincolnshire Regiment. Good very fine




Victory Medal named to 47652 Private G. McKee, 14th Hussars. Nearly extremely fine




Victory Medal to ART.ENG. H. HEYES. R. N. From Bolton, enlisted 8th Sept 1903, Articifer Engineer 1913, Warrant Engineer 1920. Served on HMS Courgaeous for WW1 which took part at the Second Battle of Heligoland Bight. Nearly extremely fine 




Victory Medal both named to 870 Driver E. Clayton, Royal Artillery. Generally very fine




Victory Medal to124275 GNR. E. EATWELL, R.A. (surname mostly removed) Copy M.I.C. (pair) Edward Eatwell. Service Papers available at WO363 lived South Island Place, Clapton. Gas shell severely wounded Sept. 1918 in R.F.A. Posted Tank Corps 1919. Very fine




Victory Medal named to 66167 Gunner H. Watkins, R.H.A. (Royal Horse Artillery). Thin flange, possibly a late issue, as medals normally named R.A. not R.H.A. Good very fine 





Victory Medal to (replacement ring) 163345 GNR. J. SEARL, R.A. Copy M.I.C. (pair) Jesse Searl, R.F.A. Contact wear Fine




Silver War Badge No.RN1986. Unusual to see Royal Navy issue. Belonged to PO50875 Private J. Cockayne, Royal Marine Light Infantry. With copy service sheet, enlisted London. Died in Portsmouth in 1936. Nearly extremely fine 




Silver War Badge No.319548. With copy roll, Private Percy Gordon Peterson, Essex Regiment. Discharged 20th October 1910. On small silver chain. Good very fine




Memorial Plaque to Richard Henry Buckett. Richard Henry Buckett (Assistant Stewart Richard Henry Buckett, Mercantile Marine Reserve, was killed in action at Sea on 13th December 1917 when Armed Boarding Steamer HMS Stephen Furness was torpedoed and sunk by U-64 in The Irish Sea. He had previously been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal in the London Gazette of 22/6/1916. The DSM Roll shows that his award was for service on the SS Alcantara on 29/2/1916 when the Alcantara engaged in battle with the German armed merchant steamer SMS Grief in the North Sea. Both ships sunk and the survivors were rescued by RN ships. He is shown (wrongly) in the LG as "Buckell". He was native of Ningwood, Isle of Wight. Sold with copies of DSM Roll & London Gazette pages.




Memorial Plaque to DUDLEY ALLISTON TAYLOR. No exact match for this name on C.W.G.C. but must be Dudley ELLESTON Taylor. (from M.I.C.) GS/3138 & D/12222 Pte/Cpl. 2nd Dragoon Guards. Died 10.11.1918. Entitled 3 W.W.1.’s, France 14.9.15. Copy C.W.G.C. address 23 Francis Terrace, Carmarthen. Soldiers Died – born St. Peters, Carmarthen, Died, Home, buried Carmarthen Cemetery. Awarded M.S.M. Lon. Gaz. 17.6.1918 page 7170 Cpl. Dn. Gds. (Carmarthen). 59 M.S.M.’s awarded to Dragoon Guards for W.W.1. Small hole 12 o/c 




Memorial Plaque named to Edward Thomas Sandall. Killed in action whilst serving with 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment on 17th August 1916. Born and enlisted at Great Yarmouth. Good very fine




Memorial Plaque named to Raymond Walter Barrett. Died of Wounds  on 12th March 1915, whilst serving with the Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex) Regiment. Good very fine 




Memorial Plaque named to Ganda Singh. Good very fine




Territorial Force War Medal named to 450687 Corporal A. Davidson, 11th London Regiment. Scarce to this unit. Generally very   fine





Canadian Memorial Cross, Geo V, the reverse officially inscribed to 49099 Pte. P. HEMSTOCK. (bottom arm marked ‘Sterling’) Copy 9 pages Canadian Service Papers Percy Hemstock, born Dunham Notts. Next of kin, Collingham, Notts. Enlisted 14.10.1914, 9th Bn. Canadian Field Artillery also 1st Canadian Vet. Hosp. Seems to have been discharged 2.9.1919 British Isles. Nearly extremely fine 





Canadian Memorial Cross, Geo V, the reverse officially inscribed to 71981 PTE. A.O. THORES (bottom arm marked ‘Sterling’) in case of issue. Copy 13 pages Canadian Service Papers. Alexander Oxton Thores, born Aberdeen, Scotland. C.W.G.C. 27th Bn., Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regt.) Buried Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, Voormezeele, Heuvelland, Belgium. Killed in Action 6.4.1916. His 1914-15 Star trio was issued to Mrs. G. Wemyss, (Cousin) Gt. Yarmouth, Norfolk, his Plaque, Scroll & Memorial Cross to his parents in Dundee, Scotland. Lightly polished otherwise Very fine




WW1 Tribute Medal. Lucas-Tooth Boys Training Fund Medal with 1916 ribbon bar. Nearly extremely fine





British Red Cross Society Medal with Proficiency in Red Cross Nursing Scroll named to 34281 H. E. GREIG. With original ribbon and wearing pin device on the reverse of the scroll. Extremely fine 




India General Service Medal 1908-35, Geo V, clasp Afghanistan N.W.F.1919 to Lieut. C.M.S. Missing, Dorset.R. (Entitlement confirmed oh his Medal Index Card (Attached to 1/Duke of Wellington's Regiment). This clasp very scarce to the Dorsetshire Regiment as they did not serve there as a complete Battalion during the campaign. Possibly unique to the Regiment as a Commissioned Officer? The recipient is Claude Marler Stonhouse Missing 1881-1952. Good very fine




India General Service Medal 1908, Geo V, clasp Afghanistan NWF 1919, named to 32158 Private H. Johnson, North Staffordshire Regiment. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Very fine 




India General Service Medal 1908, Geo V, clasp Afghanistan NWF 1919, named to 24292 Corporal W.J. Savery, Royal Engineers, entitled to 1914-15 Trio. Very fine 





India General Service Medal 1908, Geo V, two clasps Waziristan 1919-21, Waziristan 1921-24  to 7817650 PTE. W. MORPHUS, M.G.C. M.I.C. confirms 2nd bar in Tank Corps. I.G.S. his only medal. Part number, rank and initial officially corrected. Nearly very fine




India General Service Medal 1908, Geo V, clasp WAZIRISTAN 1921-24 Issued by army order 177 of 1925 stamped in impressed capitals 541438 Pte. A. Webb, Berks. R. Pte. A. J. Webb Royal Berkshire Regt. transferred to army reserve 12th Feb.1930. VF




General Service Medal 1918-62, Geo V, two clasps, Kurdistan and North West Persia named to 2881 Sowar Waris, Corps of Guides (Cavalry). With medal roll verification. Nice medal to an elite unit. Contact marks and edge bruise. Very fine 




General Service Medal 1918-62, Geo V, clasp Iraq named to 74789 Driver Nadir Ali, Supply and Transport Corps, suspender unattached. Very fine





General Service Medal 1918-62, Geo V, clasp Iraq to 1859140 Sig. S. Eves, R.S. (Signalman, Royal Signals) Copy Service Papers, Sydney James Eves was born in Earls Court, London in March 1901 and originally enlisted in the Royal Engineers in January 1920, he transferred to the Royal Signals in July 1921 and returned to the U.K. in January 1926, when he was placed on the Army Reserve. Finally discharged in January 1932, he died in Bushey, Hertfordshire in January 1961. Neatly renamed in engraved capitals, good space filler. Good very fine





India General Service Medal 1908, Geo V, clasp Burma 1930-32, named to 3521015 Private G. Hughes, Manchester Regiment. Nearly extremely fine 





India General Service Medal 1908, Geo V, clasp Burma 1930-32 to 3522647 PTE. P. HARDING, MANCH. R.Copy C.W.G.C. 3522647 L/Cpl. Peter Harding from Moss Side, Manchester, serving in the Manchester Regiment Killed in Action 5.1.1941 while serving in France & Belgium. Buried in Merville Cemetery, France. Toned, small pawn broker's mark to edge, otherwise Extremely fine




India General Service Medal 1936, clasp North West Frontier 1936-37 named to 5770870 Private A.W. Pitcher, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Nearly extremely fine 





Air Crew Europe Star. Extremely fine




War Medal 39-45, unnamed as issued. With his original named WW2 Army Council medal entitlement slip: LIEUTENANT L. G. HILLS, War Office issue box addressed to Miss I. J. Hills, 38 Braxted Park, Streatham Common, London, S.W.16. She dealt with his probate. Irene Joyce, being his younger sister. M.M. London Gazette 10 August 1916. Leslie Goldston Hills, a native of Streatham, London, who was born in March 1893, originally enlisted in the 21/London Regiment in September 1912. First entering the French theatre of war in March 1915 - and thereby gaining entitlement to a 1914-15 Star - the award of his M.M. most likely stemmed from the Battalion’s part in heavy fighting on Vimy Ridge in May 1916, although accompanying extracts from the Battalion’s war diary also reveal much activity in the vicinity of Loos earlier in the year, including patrol work and heavy enemy bombardments. Absolutely certain is the fact the 21st was decimated in an attack on High Wood on the Somme in mid-September, just two officers and 60 men remaining out of the 570 that had started out. Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Fusiliers in May 1917, Hills was accepted as an Observer on probation in the Royal Flying Corps in March 1918, and was attached to No. 7 Squadron out in France from June until the end of hostilities. He was placed on the Unemployed List as a Lieutenant in May 1919. He went on to join the Royal Irish Constabulary in 1920. Recalled to the Colours on the renewal of hostilities, Hills was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the East Surreys, and died in the U.K. on 11 February 1941, aged 47 years. He is commemorated on a panel in West Norwood Cemetery. He would have been entitled to a MM and 1915 star to the 21st London Regiment and a pair as a 2nd Lt in the RAF. Nearly extremely fine





Canadian Memorial Cross, Geo VI, the reverse officially inscribed D.76656 Gdsm. D.C. BROMLEY (bottom arm marked ‘Sterling’) in case of issue with memorial card & original posting box. Copy Canadian Papers (9 pages) Died of Wounds 29.8.1944 (Wounded 19th, The Falaise Pocket, see below) Guardsman Douglas Clifford Bromley, 22nd Armoured Regt. (The Canadian Grenadier Guards) R.C.A.C. From Bromley, Sydenham, buried Lewisham (Hither Green) Cemetery, U.K.WOUNDED France 19.8.1944, The Falaise Pocket 16-20.8.1944, The Final Battle for Normandy. “During 16–18 August, Simonds’ two armoured divisions pushed south-east towards Trun, where they aimed to link up with US General Patton’s forces and close the pocket. On 19 August, Simonds’ armour did link up with American forces at Chambois, then pushing north-east beyond Argentan” Extract 60th Anniversary The Final Battle for Normandy Northern France 9 July – 30 August 1944. D of W’s 29.8.1944. Medals issued 1950 - 1939-45 & F & G Stars, Defence & War Medals C.V.S.M. with clasp. Modern colour picture of C.W.G.C. headstone. Mint





Canadian Memorial Cross, Geo VI, the reverse officially inscribed A.47527 PTE. A. SMITH. Mounted on 2 foot long original ribbon as worn. Private Arthur Smith A/47527 2nd Medical Centre, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. died 15.4.1944. Buried Sheffield (Darnall) Cemetery, Yorkshire. Home Darnall, Yorkshire. Coloured pictures of Cemetery & C.W.G.C. grave stone. 6 pages Canadian Papers, issued Defence & War Medals & C.V.S.M. & Clasp. Died of internal injuries due to being crushed between 2 trucks. (on duty) Extremely fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, clasp. S.E. Asia 1945-46 (ISC46074 Sigmn. Prem Singh, I.S.C.) Toned, Very fine





General Service Medal 1918-62, Geo VI, clasp Palestine 1945-48 to 14471471 Tpr.D.Hulse, 12/L. (The 12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's) served in Palestine from May 1946 to May 1947. A brief precis of service as follows: Departed Egypt 21 May 1946 for Palestine. RHQ; HQ and A Sqn at Ramle Orchard Camp, near Sarafand; B Sqn at Ramle RAF camp; C Sqn at Camp 21 Nathanya; D Sqn at El Jiya. 8th June regiment took over escort duties from 11th Hussars. Operation 'Agatha' June-July 1st; Operation 'Shark', Tel Aviv, 30 July-2 August. Regiment formed a 'Phantom Force' (Major J.P Fane) to provide improved communications and liasion between HQ 1st Inf Div and the Parachute Brigades. Regiment relieved of all security commitments except guarding the RAF Station at Questina from 10 May 1947. Entrained at Islud, 31 May, and moved out of Palestine, embarking on H.T. 'Circassia' at Port Said on 1 June 1947. Sold with copy of page from medal roll. Good very fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, Geo VI, clasp Palestine 1945-48 named to 14473392 Corporal L.H. Morton, Royal Engineers. Morton died in service on 30th March 1949 and is buried in the Tripoli Military Cemetery in Libya. Extremely fine 




General Service Medal 1918-62, clasp Palestine 1945-48 (W/91892 Pte. J. Killenn, A.T.S.) A woman in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, the roll states she (Surname spelt Killen) was in 512 Company ATS, GHQ MEF (8 May 1946), the role was compiled 7 Oct 1948 at Winchester. Very fine and better 




General Service Medal 1918-62, Geo VI, clasp Palestine 1945-48 named to 19104448 Private J. Ritchie, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. With copy medal roll. Generally very fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, Geo VI, clasp Palestine 1945-48 named to 6473812 Private W.S. Wass, Royal Scots. GVF




General Service Medal 1918-62, Geo VI, clasp Palestine 1945-48 named to 14748751 Private J. Drains, Royal Scots. Generally very fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, Geo VI, clasp Palestine 1945-48 named to 14061030 Private P. McAleese, Royal Scots. Good very fine 




General Service Medal 1918-62, Geo VI, clasp Palestine 1945-48 named to 14152169 Private W.Thompson, Royal Scots. Correction to service number, edge-knocks, Very fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, Geo VI, clasp Palestine 1945-48 named to 14930003 Private A. Walker, Royal Scots. An official correction to the number. Good very fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, clasp Palestine 1945-48 ( 961857 F/Sgt. F. Richards, R.A.F.). Furnace Richards from RAF roll. Most likely had WW2 war service as his enlistment number comes from the Cardington and Paddington September 1939 number block. Very fine and better





Queens Korea Medal to PO/X.6635  R.B.Wilson, Mne., R.M. Good very fine




Africa General Service Medal 1902, Eliz II, clasp Kenya named to 4141033 Leading Aircraftman W.D. Parry, Royal Air Force. Very fine 





General Service Medal 1918-62, Geo VI, clasp Malaya to: Flt.Off.L.Finney, W.R.A.F. (Lillian Finney (4021). Flight Officer  WAAF 1948. To WRAF 1949.Transfer to Reserve 1951. Commission relinquished 1958. The WRAF rank 'Flight Officer' is equivalent to an RAF Flight Lieutenant). Scarce to female officers. Sold with relevant copy pages from London Gazette. Good very fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, Geo VI, clasp Malaya, to FF/462 TEH HOCK HONG, C. L. C. The Chinese / Civil Liaison Corps (C.L.C.) Ferret Force ("FF" prefix) was formed in mid-1948 to act against the terrorist guerillas then operating in the jungle. It was composed of European civilians, British, Gurkha and Malay troops, supported by Chinese liaison officers and Dyak and Iban trackers from Sarawak. Each group was split into four sections, commanded overall by a European who knew the area well and, more often than not, had a fund of invaluable local and/or jungle knowledge. During its short period of existence the Ferret Force discovered twelve permanent Guerilla camps. After a few months of operation the Ferret Force was disbanded following disagreements between the police and military over the administration and composition of this scratch force, however it paved the way for other units who would take on the terrorists on their own ground. Many members of the Force later joined the S.A.S. in Malaya. Official correction to part of his serial number and first name, minor rim nick to reverse, Nearly extremely fine 





General Service Medal 1918-62, Eliz II, clasp Malaya to  Lt. M.C.E.Taylor, Q.A.R.A.N.C. (Miriam Cathrine Edith Taylor (430669). Appointed  Lieutenant 1954, Captain 1957, Major 1963. Retired from Army in 1969 as Major. Scarce to female officers. Sold with relevant copy pages for, London Gazette showing promotions). Good very fine





General Service Medal 1918-62, Eliz II, clasp Malaya to W/395145 Pte. D.M. Good, WRAC (Scarce to female recipents). Good very fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, Eliz II, clasp Malaya named to 23387311 Private A. Pitillo, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. Nearly extremely fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, Eliz II, clasp Malaya named to 2368263 Private B. Kimmons. Foresters. Official correction to naming, some contact wear, Very fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, Eliz II, clasp ‘Malaya’ (23321799 Tpr. J. O'Neill. K,D.G.)  Correction to single letter 'O' in surname prefix. Recipient was a Trooper serving with the King's Dragoon Guards, regiment of the British Army. In 1956 the KDG were sent on active service in Malaya during the Emergency and were stationed at Ipoh. During this time they took part in counter-insurgency operations in both mounted operations (armoured car) and on foot in the dense jungles. The KDG had been ordered to Malaya in 1956, and served there throughout the emergency. The King’s Dragoon Guards, on arrival in Malaya, found that they were one of two armoured car regiments. The KDG were used to keep the main roads open, escorting convoys and VIPs, as well as setting ambushes, patrolling and carrying out village perimeter checks.  During the six months of 1956 that the regiment was in Malaya, its vehicles covered 600,000 miles.  The King’s Dragoon Guards took over responsibility for road security for the whole of Malaya, except for Selangor and Negri Sembilan.  These two states were covered by a newly raised Malaya Armoured Car Regiment to which a number of KDG Officers and NCOs were seconded.  On the night of 6/7 March 1957 a party of ‘B’ Squadron, while still at Seremban under command of Corporal Derench, opened fire on three Communist terrorists who walked into their position.  The next day the body of Cheong Fatt, a section leader of the so-called 3rd Independent Platoon for the Malayan Republic Liberation Army, was found; it later transpired that a second terrorist, Tak Lan, had been wounded, but had escaped. The Regiment had by the end of 1957 travelled 1,851,094 miles since it arrived in Malaya. Very fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, Eliz II 1st type, clasp Malaya (6148 Pte Abdul Hasim Rin Mohd Lela Malay). A member of the Malaya Home Guard, the unit earned many awards MMs, MIDS for the Malaya campaign. Unusual medal to have 5 first names! Toned, Very fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, Eliz II, clasp Brunei, to 23505339 GNR. P. A. KNOTT. R.A. Scarce bar, he could well have been RA Commando Unit. Mounted as worn, Official correction to part of surname, Edge bruise to reverse, Very fine+ 




 Campaign Service Medal 1962, two clasps, Radfan and South Arabia named to 23736686 Private W.A. Archibald, Royal Scots. Good very fine





Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp South Arabia, named to RM23358 G.K. Shaw, Royal Marines. Dark toned, GVF




Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Northern Ireland, named to D094421E V.D. Young, Stoker, Royal Navy. GVF 




Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Northern Ireland, named to D130605R J.F. Simmons, MEM2, Royal Navy. Nearly extremely fine




Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Northern Ireland, named to D146041X G.A. Stillwell, CK, Royal Navy. GVF




Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Northern Ireland, named to OM(W)2 D.J. Graham, D230722S, Royal Navy. Nearly extremely fine 




Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Northern Ireland, named to STD1 A.N.W.J.  Ferris, D230945N, Royal Navy. GVF 




Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Northern Ireland, named to D0811090 F. Dunlinson, Leading Cook, Royal Navy. Nearly extremely fine




Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Northern Ireland, named to AB R.I. Wilson, D168308D, Royal Navy. Couple of small edge-knocks. Generally very fine




Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Northern Ireland to 24145356 PTE R.G.CORKERTON. R.A.O.C. Robert Corkerton born Iserlohn, Germany 1954, he was a Junior Leader and from 1970 he was in the Shooting Teams and won the Junior Leader Individual Cup in 1971.  The following year as part of 3 Platoon, Airhead Ordnance Company, RAOC, he was sent to Northern Ireland, the August 1972 Journal describes a nasty incident: “We found the first part of the tour rather frustrating. Apart from the odd patrol in the Ardoyne with 1 QLR and 1 RRW, KPs have taken their toll. But now we've taken up residence in a school overlooking the notorious Ballymurphy. Captain Browning and Lance Corporal Quinn have been demolishing barricades in the face of hostile crowds. Sergeant Cawood and his patrol, owing to some very quick thinking, were able to carry out the first arrest andarms-find of the Regimental Group in Belfast, and Private Corkerton looked in vain for a target while the house he was hiding in was being peppered by our IRA friends.  He was lucky not to be hit and conversely they were even more lucky he did not spot them. being a marksman. Nearly extremely fine





Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Kuwait named to 24749404 Fusilier N.L. Salter, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. EF 





Iraq (Op Telic) Medal, no clasp, named to OM (SSM) 1. C.B. Keepin, D246372T RN. Keepin served on board the Nuclear Submarine HMS Sovereign during the operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, this is one of only 144 medals to the vessel. Commissioned on 11th July 1974, she was de-commissioned in January 2006. With several photographs relating to his service. HMS Sovereign was capable of firing Tomahawk Cruise Missiles. With research detailing British and US Naval activities in the Gulf region. Nearly extremely fine





Marine Society Reward of Merit to John T. Manicom. Silver, 47mm. Obverse: Britannia holding the hand of a young sailor, ‘MARINE SOCIETY INSTITUTED MDCCLVI’ round rim; ‘INCORPORATED MDCCLXXII’ in exergue. Reverse:  Wreath of Rose, Thistle and Shamrock enclosing inscription: ‘REWARD OF MERIT TO’ John T. Manicom. Fitted with period straight bar suspender. The Marine Society was instituted in 1756 (MDLCLVI) following the commencement of the Seven Years War. Its purpose being to encourage enlistment in the RN and MN by men and boys. A full description of the work of the Society can be found elsewhere (Medal Yearbook 2012, 369), the Marine Society’s headquarters are almost adjacent to Lambeth Palace on Lambeth Road. Good very fine



Royal Humane Society Medal, A Large Successful 51mm Bronze issue "HOC PRETIVM CIVE SERVATO TVLIT" named to: SIDNEY A. NUNN This was the first version of the award which was issued as a large medal/medallion until 1867 (made smaller in size) when it had a suspension added to it in order to be worn. Unresearched. Nearly extremely fine





Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society Medal, named to Arthur Pearce For Gallant Service 31/12/1882. In box of issue. A seaman on board the Wallesey ferry steamer ‘Water Lily’ for having on the 31st ultimo, jumped into the river at the George’s Stage and rescued a man who had been thrown into the water through the end of a stage on which he was standing having slipped off a vessel. Nearly extremely fine





Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, VR, 1st type 1827-1855 (large letter reverse) to No. 704. COLOR SERGT. ABRAHAM TREW, 1st BATTN. RIFLE BRIGADE, 1851. The date is either side of the steel clip - left (18) & right (51). With original steel clip and ring suspension. Copy Discharge Papers, Abraham Trew from Dover, Kent, enlisted Dover, Kent. Served in the Kaffir War 1853 as Sergt. Rifle Brigade, Service North America 5 years, Malta & Ionian Islands 5.5 years, Cape of Good Hope including Kaffir War 2.2 years. Enlisted 16.8.1829. Discharged 11.11.1851 intended place of residence Dover, Kent. NVF




Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, VR, narrow suspender, named to Frederick Dhue, Master At Arms, H.M.S. Lion. Good very fine 




Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, VR, narrow suspender, named to W.R. Eliis, Chief Stoker, H.M.S. Defiance. Nearly extremely fine




Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, VR, narrow suspender, named to W.H. Symons, Chief Petty Officer, H.M.S. Royal Sovereign. Nearly extremely fine




Royal Humane Society Medal, bronze small successful (Type II), engraved on rim To Saml Dunbar for Saving Life in the Thames 23rd March 1896. Some contact marks, Very fine





The Bristol Tramways & Carriage Company Limited Medal 1901 (thick silver medal 'George slaying the Dragon', no h/m). "Presented to INSR. C. THATCHER for Loyalty". (Inspector) With original ribbon & top suspension in Bristol Goldsmiths Alliance, 30 College Green (Bristol) By Royal Warrant, box of issue. Copy 1901 Census, Charles Thatcher a Tramway Inspector, lived Ralph Road, Horfield, Bristol, his son Alfred aged 13, was a Tramway Points Boy. Article "Bristol Tramways Dispute" of 1901. 58 awarded to Foreman & Inspector ranks. 16 known all ranks surviving medals 





The Bristol Tramways & Carriage Company Limited Medal 1901 (thick silver medal 'George slaying the Dragon', no h/m). "Presented to FMN. J. WHITCHURCH for Loyalty". (Foreman) With original ribbon & top suspension in Bristol Goldsmiths Alliance, 30 College Green (Bristol) By Royal Warrant, box of issue. Copy article "Bristol Tramways Dispute" of 1901, 58 awarded to Foreman & Inspector ranks. 16 known all ranks surviving medals. Copy 1901 Census John Whitchurch, Foreman, Electric Car (Tram). Lived Hanham, Bristol. Extremely Fine near Mint 




Territorial Force Efficiency Medal, Ed VII, (361 Pte. A. Sigsworth. 5/W. York: Regt.). Mentioned in Despatches, London Gazette 15 June 1916. Private Albert Sigsworth was born at York in 1872 and joined the Volunteer Force on 1 April 1895.  When, on 1 April 1908 the Volunteer Force became the Territorial Force, Albert Sigsworth found himself to be Private 361 of the 5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. He went to France on 15 April 1915 and must have been doing something right as he had been promoted to sergeant and a mention in despatches bearing his name found its way into the London Gazette in mid June 1915.  Wounded by a gunshot wound to his back and neck, on 8 July 1916, he returned to the United Kingdom. Good very fine




Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Ed VII named to Sub Conductor E.C. Knapp, Indian Miscellaneous List. Served with the Government Telegraph Depot comes with some research. Generally very fine




Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Ed VII, named to 340920 T.H. Griffiths, Cooper, H.M.S. Penguin. GVF




Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Ed VII, named to 159036 R.F. Watts, Painter 1st Class, H.M.S. Centurion. Good very fine




Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Ed VII, named to 282088 J.R. Charlton, Chief Stoker, H.M.S. Minerva. Generally very fine 




Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Ed VII, named to 159380 W.A. Hargreaves, Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class, H.M.S. Berwick. Good very fine




Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Ed VII, named to 152263 R.R. Triggs, Petty Officer 1st Class, H.M.S. Good Hope. One edge-knock at 7 o’clock, Generally very fine




Coronation Medal 1911, Geo V, County and Borough Police reverse, unnamed as issued. Good very fine 





Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, Geo V, 1st type ‘Admiral’s bust’ (fixed suspension 1924-31) 271837 E.W. Bevis. C.E.R.A.2. H.M.S. Comus. Copy Discharge papers One small edge bruise, Nearly very fine 




Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Geo V, named to 174267 William Reed, Chief Stoker, H.M.S. Russell. GVF




Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Geo V, named to 188653 Joseph Wells, Able Seaman, H.M.S. Birmingham. Nearly extremely fine




Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Geo V, named to 306519 A.J. Douglas, Mechanic, H.M.S. Yarmouth. Generally very fine




Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Geo V, named to 293401 C.W. Fowler, Stoker Petty Officer, H.M.S. Leviathan. Good very fine 




Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Geo V, named to 271585 Philip Edwards, Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class, H.M.S. Monarch. Generally very fine




Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Geo V, with Canada Bar (Q.M.S. (W.O.Cl.2) W.S. Smith, R.C.E.) Edge knock at 5 o’clock on reverse.




Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Geo V, named to 1401810 Gunner R.G. Lewis, Royal Garrison Artillery. Generally very fine 



Territorial Efficiency Medal, Geo V, named to 463353 Pioneer Joseph W. Balls, Royal Engineers, also entitled to British War Medal, Victory Medal and Territorial Force War Medal. Good very fine




Territorial Efficiency Medal, Geo V, named: 2208189 CPL. E.STACEY. R.E. The medal is named to Royal Engineers but Corporal Stacey is recorded with same details on the Kings Own Royal Lancaster's Regiment museum website as a repatriated Prisoner of War and on the WW2 European POW Book/printed roll. Not know what Battalion he served with however the bulk of the 1st Battalion were captured at the Battle of Leros in 1943, Leros being an Island in the Aegean. The medal is worth further research, his service papers for WW2 could reveal anything about his service. The medal is in very good condition with clear naming and has a pin bar on the ribbon as was worn.




Efficiency Medal, Geo V, with ‘Militia’ scroll suspension (2204532 Cpl. E.W. Whitehead. R.E.) Only 212 GV issue Militias issued to the Royal Engineers; Good very fine




Efficiency Medal, Geo V, Territorial (2968977 Pte. D. McPhee, 8 A. & S.H.; ) A Private in the 8th Battallion In WW1 the 8th were known as the Argyllshire Battalion and in WW2 they saw a lot of action and their commanding officer (Major at the time) earned a Victoria Cross in 1943. Very fine and better




Efficiency Medal, Geo V, Territorial to 2971860 Pte. J. Marsh, 5-6 A. & S.H.; Very fine and better




Efficiency Medal, Geo V, with ‘Territorial’ scroll suspension (4607295 Pte. M. Whitham. 6-D.W.R.), He was a Private in the 6th Battalion Duke of Wellingtons Regiment, Very fine 




Imperial Service Medal, Geo V, Star Type, named to Samuel C. Dorward. Nearly extremely fine





National Canine Defence League Medal, in bronze, to ‘Billy for Giving Warning of Fire 1929’. In Toye & Co box of issue. Good very fine




William Somerville, Special Constabulary. Special Constabulary Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Geo V, clasp The Great War 1914-18. , named to William Somerville. With Metropolitan Special Constabulary 1914 Long Service Medal, unnamed as issued. (2) Good very fine





Special Constabulary Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Geo V, (crowned head) GEORGE H. SEARLE. EF 




London Fire Brigade Medal named to Louis E. Barrs 1942. In case of issue. Awarded by the London County Council for Good Service. Nearly extremely fine 



Dunkirk 50th Anniversary Medal. Nearly extremely fine 





Royal Air Force Levies Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Geo VI, to 278 Sgt. Awimalk Israil (Awarded to the locally commissioned officers and men of the RAF Levies in Iraq, for 18 years service. Only 309 medals were issued, 115 to Officers and 194 to airmen. Exceptionally scarce on the market. Nearly extremely fine





Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Geo. VI, 1st type, bar ‘India’ to S-CONDR. D. DE C. O’CONNOR, I.A.O.C. From Army lists Denis De Courcy O’Connor, born 1907, Sub. Condr. 1936, 1940 Delhi Indian Bge., Lieut. 1942, T/Capt. 1944, to Reserve 1947. Nearly extremely fine





Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Geo. VI, 1st type, bar ‘India’ S-CONDR. W.H. FAIRHURST, I.A.C.C. William Henry Fairhurst born 1902, Sub. Conductor 1938, T/Lieut. 1942, T/Capt. 1944. Extremely fine 




Efficiency Medal, Geo VI first type, to: 7685061 S.SJT. S. L. SMITH, R. M. P.  (Mentioned in Despatches recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma, London Gazette 19/9/1946). His service number is from Royal Military Corps block of numbers. Could be a very nice behind this experienced Staff Sergeant’s MID. Nearly extremely fine




Efficiency Medal, Geo VI, 1st Type, with ‘Militia’ scroll suspension (722924.Cfn. M.L. Bain. R.E.M.E.); Matthew Bain born 1902 Glasgow, enlisted Royal Artillery 15 April 1920 until 19 April 19123, re-enlisted into the Royal Engineers on 23 December 1937 then transfer to Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers earning the “Militia” medal with them, it is unusual to see a “Militia” medal to the REME and thus could be very scarce to them, with a note 1954 REME. Good very fine 




Efficiency Medal, Geo VI, fixed Territorial Suspender named to 7358502 PTE. C.R.KING. R.A.M.C. Cecil Robert King born in Suffolk, residence Portsmouth, Hampshire however he died on 10-02-1946 aged 30 and is buried at Luton Church Burial Ground, Bedfordshire. He is recorded on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission roll and also on the WW2 Soldiers died database as well. This is a very strange death or casualty as he died some distance from his residence. His death may have some to do with the Aerodrome in Luton. Worthy of further research. Very fine




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