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British War Medal named to Lieutenant G.W. Borman. George Wilson Borman, 12th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, died 2nd January 1916, aged 33, the son of Frank Tidswell Borman and Josephine Amelia Borman of 97 Burnt Ash Road, Lee, London, and is buried at Hither Green Cemetery. 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, naming neatly erased. Very fine





British War Medal, impressed 1889 PTE.J.W.HILLIER. 2-LOND.R. Complete with copy Medal Issue Card and copy Service papers. John William Hillier was born in 1897. He was attested to join the 2nd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment on 8th August, 1914. Whilst serving with the 2/2nd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment, John landed in Egypt on 27th August, 1915. He served at Cape Helles, Gallipoli from 13th October, 1915 until his was evacuated with dysentery on 20th November, 1915. John was transferred to France on 24th April, 1916 and he was attached to the 16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles). He was evacuated to England suffering from Trench Foot during June, 1916. John was later transferred to the 29th (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment (numbered 781396) remaining in England for the remainder of the war. He was disembodied on 20th March, 1919. Nearly extremely fine





British War Medal, impressed 69297 PTE. E. C. COLLINSON, R.W.FUS. Complete with copy Baptism entry, copy 1911 Census, copy Medal Issue Card and copy Service papers.  Eric Carson Collinson was born on 9th June, 1893, in the Mhow, Central Provinces, Bengal, India, the son of John Carson and Mary Collinson. A Custom and Excise Officer, he attested to join the Royal Welsh Fusiliers at Glasgow on 7th December, 1915 and placed on the Army Reserve. He joined the 3rd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers on 7 June, 1917. Eric landed in France on 25th October, 1917 joining the 13th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers (1st North Wales) on 29th October, 1917. He was transferred the Italy Front on 30th April, 1918 joining the 7th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (numbered 166114) on 31st May, 1918. Eric was demobilized – Class Z – on 2nd October, 1919. He died in Southend on Sea during June, 1974 aged 81. Nearly extremely fine




British War Medal, naming erased. Good very fine





British War Medal, impressed 222840 CPL. H.GRAHAM. R.E. Complete with copy Medal Issue Card and copy Silver War Badge Roll. Henry Graham was born in 1868 and enlisted on 2nd January, 1917. He later transferred to the Inland Waterways & Docks Companies, Royal Engineers (numbered WR/504448). Henry was discharged on 24th August, 1918 (King’s Regulations 392 XVI 2b (i) Sickness - No longer physically fit for war service). Extremely fine




British War Medal named to 718240 Private P.M.C. Rose, 23rd London Regiment. Nearly extremely fine




British War Medal named to 2368 Private E.J. Grieves, 11th London Regiment. Good very fine




British War Medal named to 12630 Private E. Dawson, Army Cyclist Corps, entitled to pair. Very fine




British War Medal named to SE/19894 Private A.L. Humphrey, Army Veterinary Corps. Entitled to pair. Good very fine




British War Medal named to 73285 Driver C. White, Royal Artillery. Entitled to 1914 Trio. Very fine




British War Medal named to 321851 Sapper J.W. Atkinson, Royal Engineers. Entitled to pair. Very fine




British War Medal named to M2/136073 Private W.C. Deacon, Army Service Corps. Entitled to pair. Very fine




British War Medal named to M2/099292 Private F. Turner, Army Service Corps. Entitled to 1915 Trio., Very fine




British War Medal named to M2/346803 Private G.H. Bruce, Army Service Corps. Entitled to pair. Very fine




British War Medal named to M2/148014 Private A.C. Howard, Army Service Corps. Entitled to pair and Silver War Badge. Very fine




British War Medal named to 74513 Gunner E. Ashton, Royal Artillery. Entitled to pair. Good very fine




 British War Medal named to 111123 Gunner H.R. Smith, Royal Artillery. Entitled to pair. Good very fine




 British War Medal named to L/35041 Gunner T. Jones, Royal Artillery. Entitled to pair. Good very fine




British War Medal named to GS.82187 Private R.W. Smith, Royal Fusiliers. Entitled to pair. Good very fine




British War Medal named to 117150 Private H. Abbott, Machine Gun Corps. Entitled to pair. Very fine




British War Medal named to 160974 Sapper William G. Norris, Royal Engineers. Entitled to pair. Good very fine




British War Medal named to 201727 Private P. Dodd, Rifle Brigade. Entitled to 1914-15 Trio and Silver War Badge. VF




British War Medal named to 388200 Private J. Bayles, Royal Army Medical Corps. Also York and Lancaster Entitled to 1915 Trio and Silver War Badge. Very fine




British War Medal to 4183 Tpr. D.G. Oliver. 1-L. Gds. 1st Life Guards with ribbon, Unresearched.




British War Medal to 2193 Tpr. A.J. Haynes. R.H. Gds   Royal Horse Guards with ribbon, Unresearched.




British War Medal to 13072 Pte. R. McCreedy. R. Ir. Rif.. Some contact marks and rust stains, otherwise Very fine




British War Medal to 7146 Pte.J.T.Lillington. R.Muns.Fus. very fine. Unresearched. Very fine




British War Medal named to PS-2280 Colour Sergeant E.L. Franklin, Middlesex Regiment. Served with 16th (Public Schools) Battalion. To France 17th November 1915. Extremely fine




British War Medal to 2683 Private M. Preston. Queen’s Own  Glasgow Yeomanry.  From mic 22/6/15 to France, Mark Preston was entitled to a 1915 trio and later was numbered 95489. Very fine




British War Medal to 2424 HAVR. MOHD FAZAL, 82 PJBIS. Havildar equivalent rank to British Sergeant. Very fine+




British War Medal named to 18576 Private A.C. Argent, Middlesex Regiment. Arthur Charles Argent, enlisted in the 20th(Service) Battalion, Shoreditch, Middlesex Regiment. Discharged to Class ‘Z’ reserve 19th March 1919. EF




British War Medal to 1507 PTE. W. J.CARTER 10TH HUSSARS, William J Carter, he was  later in the Labour Corps with new number 581949, entitled to a pair only. Very fine




British War Medal named to 35594 PTE. A.W.GRAVES. 1-CO.OF.LOND.Y.   Nicely toned with mic entitled to pair only later to corps of hussars. Very fine+




British War Medal to 24363 Cpl C H Hocking RAF, with ribbon and part of a box. Charles Henry Hocking was from Slainton, Middlesbrough . Enlisted 2nd March 1916 as a 2AM. He served in France from March 1917 to March 1920 as a Fitter MT, serving in 1AS amongst others. Entitled to a ww1 pair. Field General Court Martial 1918 for being absent. With Royal Air Force WW1 papers. Very fine




British War Medal to PTE. L. WILLIAMS. 1st S. A. I.   Unit is 1st South African Infantry, unresearched . Very fine




Victory Medal (Maj. Gen. R. H. Charles). G.C.V.O. London Gazette 4.2.1912. K.C.S.I. London Gazette 1.1.1923. Knight of Justice 1924. Major General Richard Henry Havelock Charles was born on the 10th March 1858 and educated at Queen's College, Cork, also Dublin, Paris, Vienna and Berlin. He graduated as a Doctor of Medicine with 1st Class Honours and Gold Medal from Queen's University of Ireland in 1881. Charles entered the Indian Medical Service on 1st April 1882 and was awarded the Herbert and Montefiore Prizes and Parkes Gold Medal at Netley. In 1884 he was posted to military duty and served on the Afghan boundary. In 1886 he received a Commission as Medical Officer in charge of Escort and Field Hospital, as well as Professor of Anatomy and Comparative Anatomy at Lahore Medical College. Promoted to Major in 1894 and appointed F.R.C.S.I. Professor of Anatomy at Calcutta Medical College. Second surgeon, Medical College Hospital and later Professor of Surgery and First Surgeon. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 1st April 1902; Honorary F.R.C.S. 1904; Awarded Gold Medal of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1906, and appointed K.C.V.O.. Physician in Ordinary to H.R.H. Prince of Wales, 1906. He retired from the I.M.S. on 20th March 1908 and becomes a member of the Medical Board of the India Office. In 1910 he is appointed Sergeant Surgeon to King George V (until 1928), this position requiring attendance upon the HM The King when on active service. Honorary Surgeon General 28th February 1913. Dean, London School of Tropical Medicine, 1916. Medical Adviser to Secretary of State for India June 1916 to August 1923. Honorary LL.D. Queen's University Belfast. In 1928 following his resignation as Serjeant Surgeon to the King he was appointed Honorary Serjeant Surgeon, an unique appointment. He was created Baronet on 2nd January 1928. He died on the 27th October 1934, aged 76. Nearly extremely fine




Victory Medal (1539 SJT. W. RUFFLEY. 47-BN. A.I.F.) William Ruffley came from Toowoomba, Queensland, and during the Great War served as a Sergeant (No.1539) with the 47th Infantry Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces. Serving in France and Belgium, he was killed in action on 13th October 1917, and having no known grave is commemorated on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial. Good very fine




Victory Medal; (5572 PTE. E.W. COX. 21 BN. A.I.F.). Edward William Cox, was born in South Australia, was a methodist, and resided at 31 Lock Street, Auburn, Victoria, Australia, being married to Bessie A. Cox, and worked as a carpenter. Cox joined the Australian Imperial Forces on 12th April 1916, when aged 44, seeing service as a Private (No.5572) with the 21st Battalion, and was then posted overseas on 25th September 1916, embarking at Melbourne aboard the transport ship HMAT A9 "Shropshire", and subsequently saw service in France. Whilst in France, Cox suffered from rheumatism and on 5th April 1917 was evacuated from Etaples to England awaiting a boat to return him to Australia, and whilst 'sitting before a fire had an attack of giddiness and fell to the floor. He was picked up and seen by the medical officer who found he was unable to speak coherently and had lost the use of his right arm and leg. He was sent into the Weymouth Military Hospital in an unconscious condition did not regain consciousness and died on the following day from haemorrhage of the brain'. Cox who died on 6th April 1917, was buried with full military honours in Melcomb Regis Cemetery, Weymouth.  Additionally entitled to the British War Medal. Good very fine




Victory Medal named to Captain E.T. Hicks. Captain Edwin Theodore Hicks, 2nd/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, died on 12th May 1917, aged 35. The son of the Right Reverend Edward Lee Hicks, Lord Bishop of Lincoln, and Mrs Hicks, husband of Margaret Alison Hicks of the Alton, Altrincham, Cheshire, buried at Heilly Station Cemetery. Very fine





Victory Medal to an American in the R.F.C./R.A.F. with previous service in the U.S. Military possibly with the Mexican Border Service & received their Service Medal. Victory Medal to 2.Lieut. P.J. Carr, R.A.F. 2nd Lieutenant Paul John Carr, Royal Air Force. Copy Aviator's Certificate No.6314 on 22.7.1918 an American, born 4.4.1892 at Roanoke, Virginia, U.S.A., home address Haynesboro, Virginia, U.S.A. His Aviator's Certificate picture shows him wearing a ribbon on his R.F.C. uniform (picture must be dated pre 1.4.1918 to be still wearing R.F.C. 'wings'), believed to be a U.S. Mexican Border Service Medal ribbon (2 light stripes to edge of ribbon with darker centre, see website picture) Service Record shows Student at University of Ucl ?? Virginia 1910-11, College of Virginia 1911-12, Post Office Desk, Mash, D.C. 1914-17. Another next of kin Vyne Ave., Brony Park, New York. From Cadet to 2. Lieut. 28.7.1918, 2.Lieut. transferred to unemployed List 18.5.1919. Service - 121 Squadron to 3 Fighting School, then to British Expeditionary Force (B.E.F.) 17.8.1918 as a D.H.9. Pilot. From B.E.F. for disposal 27.11.1918, repatriated to Canada 7.5.1919. Very fine




Victory Medal named to 2nd Lieutenant W.H. Nixon. Good very fine




Victory Medal named to 2615 Private A. Paton, Highland Light Infantry. Private Alexander Paton, 7th (Blythswood) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, killed in action at Gallipoli on 12th July 1915. Nearly extremely fine




Victory Medal named to 3161 Private W.M. James, Monmouth Regiment. Died on 25th November 1918, and is buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery, possibly died as a Prisoner of War. Good very fine




Victory Medal, naming neatly erased. Very fine





Victory Medal to B-23131 Pte. J. L. GEORGE, R. FUS. John Low George 23rd Bn. Royal Fusiliers from Turriff, Aberdeenshire was Killed in Action 18.2.1917 buried Varennes Military Cemetery (Somme) M.I.C. (pair) Extremely fine




Victory Medal named to 96767 Private L.A. Phillips, Tank Corps. Good very fine





 Victory Medal, impressed 245 SEPOY RULYA SINGH, 15 SIKHS. 245 Sepoy Rulya Singh, 15th Ludhiana Sikhs. This Regiment served on the Western Front; in the Egyptian Western Desert against the Sennusi. Nearly extremely fine





Victory Medal, impressed 322115 PNR. A.HERROD. R.E. Complete with copy Medal Issue Card and copy Service papers. Arthur Herrod was born in 1884 in Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire. From Pulham St Mary, Norfolk, he was a Telegraphist and Motor Driver. Arthur attested to join the Norfolk Regiment (numbered 19950) on 20th August, 1915 at Norwich. Arthur landed in France on 21st September, 1915. He was posted to the 8th (Service) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment on 27th May, 1916, suffering Shell shock during August, 1916. Arthur was transferred to the Royal Engineers Line of Communications Battalion Signals (numbered 322115) on 25th August, 1917. He was posted to the 3rd Tank Brigade Signal Company on 29th December, 1917. Arthur was demobilized “Class Z” on 8th February, 1919. Nearly extremely fine





Victory Medal, impressed 8066 PTE. L. WEST. R.BERKS.R. Complete with copy 1911 Census, copy Medal Issue Card and copy Service papers. Leonard West was born in Tadley, Hampshire, during 1888, the son of Frederick and Mary West. He attested to join the 3rd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment, Special Reserve, at Reading, on 23rd October, 1908. Leonard was mobilized on 8th August, 1914 and posted to the 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. He served in France with the British Expeditionary Force between 11th September, 1914 and 26th January, 1915. Leonard suffered rheumatism after standing in wet trenches at Festaubert, France. He was discharged, on the termination of his first period of engagement, on 22nd October, 1915. Very fine




Victory Medal to 231608 PTE. W.H.PAUL. 10-HRS.    Entitled to a pair only later Corps of Hussars. Very fine




Memorial Plaque named to Edward Lycett Lyon. Major Edward Lycett Lyon died on 17th September 1916, aged 39. Served in the South African Campaign, and is remembered in the Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension. Good very fine




 Memorial Plaque to Joseph Harris. Complete in card package as issued. Nearly extremely fine




Memorial Plaque named to Albert A. Coates. Private Albert A. Coates, killed in action with 20th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment on 26th March 1918, with details, he is remembered on the Arras Memorial. Extremely fine




Memorial Plaque named to Yesu Yadhoa, possibly Awad Yadhao, 1/117th Mahratta Regiment. Very fine




A Somme August 1918 casualty Canadian Memorial Cross GRI cypher, awarded to Private A.J. Stephenson, 52nd Battalion of Canadian Infantry - the Manitoba Regiment, who was killed in action on 14th August 1918. Canadian Memorial Cross GRI cypher; (727262 PTE. A.J. STEPHENSON). Alfred James Stephenson was born in Bethnall Green, London on 9th September 1883, and having emigrated to Canada, found work as a farmer. With the outbreak of the Great War, Stephenson attested for the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Stratford, Ontario, on 3rd January 1916, and joined as a Private (No.727262) the 110th Overseas Service Battalion - Perth Regiment, but then saw active service in France with the 52nd Battalion of Canadian Infantry - the Manitoba Regiment. Stephenson was killed in action on 14th August 1918. Aged 34 at the time of his death, he was the son of George Palmer Stephenson and Elizabeth Stephenson, of 15, Ilton Road, Walthamstow, Essex. Stephenson is buried in Roye New British Cemetery on the Somme in France. Good very fine




Territorial Force War Medal (BT.COL. H.W. WEBBER. R.A.M.C.) Henry Woolmington Webber a pre war Territorial Force officer, served during the Great War as a Lieutenant Colonel later Brevet Colonel with the Royal Army Medical Corps, seeing service in France from 8th August 1917. Additionally entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal, he claimed his medals on 6th November 1923, when living in West Lorl, Cornwall, having previously resided in Charlton, near Banbury, Oxfordshire. Lacquered, Good very fine





Silver War Badge, numbered 02554. Complete with copy Medal Issue Card and copy Silver War Badge Roll. Badge was awarded to 10759 Private Thomas Stansfield, 4th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He enlisted on 17th October, 1912 and was discharged on 13th December, 1919 (King’s Regulations 392 XVIa Sickness). Thomas had also served in the Corps of Hussars (numbered 331545). He was also entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal. With pin catch missing, Very fine




Silver War Badge No.38501, attributed to Private Richard Harwood 5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment discharged due to wounds. Richard Harwood enlisted on 18/2/16 most likely with the 2nd/5th Battalion at Park House Camp in Tidworth in February 1916 and landed in France on 23 May 1916 as part of the 184th Brigade, 61st (2nd South Midland) Division and discharged on 17/3/17 due to wounds. He was a Private numbered 5011 and later 241799, he was entitled to a pair only. Very fine




Silver War Badge No.477376. The Sole Entitlement of Private Walter Glasson, Royal Defence Corps. He enlisted on 4/3/15 into the Territorial Force and was discharged on 2/11/18 due to sickness aged 49 earning just the swb and no WW1 medals. On the census 1911 he is listed as a Maltster Labourer born in 1865 in Earl Soham, Suffolk, living at New Cottages, Snape, Saxmundham. Pin absent to the War Badge, otherwise Very fine




India General Service Medal 1908, Geo V, clasp, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 to (64 T. Grogan. Rlys.)  Very Scarce.  Good very fine



 India General Service Medal 1908, Geo V, two clasps, Mahsud 1919-20, Waziristan 1919-21 (JEM. MIAN KHAN, 2 - 152 PJBS.) Jemadar. an officer rank, 2nd Battalion 152nd Punjabis, researchable medal. Naming, officially re-impressed, NEF





India General Service Medal 1908, Geo V, clasp Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 to 101888 PTE. W. SAUNDERS, M.G.C. (Machine Gun Corps)  Nearly extremely fine




India General Service Medal 1908, Geo V, clasp Afghanistan NWF 1919 to 926005 Driver A. Hambrook, Royal Field Artillery. 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 Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919, named to 265693 Acting Sergeant W.C. Day, Middlesex Regiment. Enlisted October 1914 to India February 1915, to Mesopotamia 1917. Wounded near Baghdad. Extremely fine




 India General Service Medal 1908, Geo V, clasp Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 named to G-87932 Private D. Turner, Middlesex Regiment. Extremely fine





 India General Service Medal 1908, Geo V, two bars Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919, Waziristan 1919-21.1859140 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, clasp Afghanistan NWF 1919, erased Medal, useful gap filler, edge bruising. Very fine




India General Service Medal 1908, Geo V, one clasp, Waziristan 1921-24, (541438 Pte. A. Webb, Berks. R.). Transferred to the Army Reserve 12 February 1930, may have re-joined for WWII. Very fine 




General Service Medal 1918-62, Geo V, clasp Iraq to 7658066 Corporal V.G. Taylor, Royal Army Pay Corps. Victor George Taylor was initially given service number of 19894 with the Royal Scots Fusiliers, then he transferred to Army Pay Corps still as a Private with new number 25022 he then was promoted and given the new style early 1920s number 7658066 as a Corporal. His address given on the MIC is 84 Cowane Street, Stirling, Scotland. He also earned a pair for WW1. Nearly 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 North West Frontier 1930-31; (7874939 PTE. H. KNIGHT. R.TANK.C.) Awarded to Private (No.7874939) H. Knight, Royal Tank Corps. Good very fine




India General Service Medal 1908, Geo V,  clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 to 6394865 PTE E. BIRDFIELD R. SUSS. R. Second Battalion. To Army Reserve, as of 1934 (Karachi).  Possibly recalled for WWII. Minor edge bruise otherwise GVF





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 to BEARER. GULAB KHAN, 1 R. NORFOLK R. A scarce award to an Indian Soldier who served with a British Regiment. By the start of WW2 the 1st Battalion were still based in Delhi, India. By 1935 the Norfolk Regiment had become Royal Norfolk Regiment hence this medal would be the first to have “R” for Royal on it. Contact marks & edge bruises, Very fine+





 India General Service Medal 1936, Geo VI, bar North West Frontier 1936-37. CONDR. H.T. JARRETT, I.A.C.C. (impressed naming) Sub Conductor 1.2.1932, Conductor 20.2.1936, transferred to pension 21.4.1939. Nearly extremely fine




British North Borneo General Service Medal, 1937-41, Silvered bronze with the edge stamped ‘Copy’, which is the correct naming for post 1955 Spink & Son (the original manufacturers) specimens.  Some die cracks, edge bruise and minor erasure of ‘Copy’.  With original, hard-to-find ribbon Very fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, Geo VI, clasp Palestine; (4536567 PTE. G. CHASE. W. YORK.R.) George Chase, the son of Alfred and Nora Chase, of Harlow Hill, Harrogate, Yorkshire, served as a Private (No.4536567) with the 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment - the Green Howards. Chase saw active service during the Arab Revolt in Palestine where the 2nd Battalion was stationed from 1938 to 1939, and with the outbreak of the Second World War, was posted to the Sudan, where the Battalion joined the 9th Indian Infantry Brigade, part of the 5th Indian Infantry Division from 1st January 1940, being then transferred to the 21st Brigade for service against the Italians in Abyssinia from 24th July 1940, before being transferred back to the Sudan with 29th Indian Infantry Brigade from 12th October 1940.  The 2nd Battalion rejoined 9th Indian Infantry Brigade, 5th Indian Infantry Division now in Egypt from 27th June 1941, and was then posted back to Palestine from 28th August 1941, followed by Iraq on internal security duties from 8th September 1941, before returning to Palestine from 14th October 1941, being then posted to Cyprus from 4th November 1941, and returning to Egypt from 5th April 1942. Chase was then together with his Battalion as part of Montgomery's 8th Army, caught up in the second battle of El Alamein, where he was killed in action on 1st September 1942, this being the day Rommel's advance got bogged down, and which was a day a bitter fighting with assaults on Battalion positions by German Panzers.  Chase, who was 26 years old at the time of his death, is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery. Extremely fine



General Service Medal 1918-62, Geo VI, clasp Palestine to 2790 British Constable J.H. Pirie, Palestine Police. He served in with the Palestine Police from 16th March 1939 to 25th October 1946. He may have been awarded WW2 medals and a Palestine 1945-48 bar. Good very fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, Geo VI, clasp Palestine to 832112 SPR G.H.KNOCK RE. 42nd Field Company, Royal Engineers which was in Egypt at the start of the war in September 1939. Here are some highlights of its service: 1936 - Egypt, March 1940 Replaced 2nd Field Company at Mersa Matruh, Mersa Matruh Garrison 30/6/40. To Greece in 9/40 u/c Bde Gp at Suda Bay, Arrived Crete 6/11/40 under 14th Infantry Brigade, HQ Creforce 31/1/41, Served during Crete Battle  20/5/41. Located at Suda Bay, Crete. Relieved by 8th FC, NZE at Aleppo, Syria in March 1942." Good very fine




Burma Star, clasp Pacific. Nearly extremely fine





Defence Medal, complete in Defence Medal Central Index Home Office box of issue named to Mr W.A.G.Tilly, 10 Grove Road, Windsor, Berks. Walter Alfred George Tilly was born during 1908 at Clewer, Berkshire. Walter married Norah Gertrude Harriet Whatmore during 1936 in Windsor District. He died on 7th September, 1965 at the Heatherwood Hospital Ascot, Berkshire. Mounted as worn. Nearly extremely fine




Defence Medal, with original folded Home Office medal issue slip and named WW2 medal box addressed to Mr. R. H. Byers, 61 Preston Road, Longridge, Nr. Preston. From the 1991 Census: ROGER HAROLD BYERS, born 1904 (aged 7) address given as BRAMSHOLT ALBERT ROAD WILMSLOW, Cheshire. Nearly extremely fine




Defence Medal  together with folded Home Office Issue Slip, in Home Office issue box addressed to: MR. A. F. J. HALL, 19 Western Road, Headington, Oxford. Alexander Francis J Hall, date of birth 11 May 1901 Forest Hill, Oxon, 1911 living in Headington aged 9, he married in Sept 1929 in Headington,  Oxfordshire, he died in Oxford Spring 1970. Nearly extremely fine




Defence Medal impressed in large sans-serif capitals to 2059 B/Const. J. Bickley. Pal. Police, he was entitled to a palestine gsm for police service from "1/12/39 to date".  Nearly extremely fine




Defence Medal together with folded Home Office Issue Slip Contained in Home Office issue box addressed to: Mr. Eric Roper, 135 Hiltingbury Rd, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hants. Eric Roper Date of Birth:3 August 1907 born Carlisle, 1911 he was living at  173 Gidlow Lane, Wigan, he died Autumn 1975 in Winchester,  Hampshire. Very fine+





War Medal 39-45, unnamed as issued, to Colonel Henry James Drew-Smythe M.C., T.D., M.S., M.D., Royal Army Medical Corps, who was awarded his Military Cross for services in Italy during WW1. There are 2 original WW2 War Office issue medal boxes sent to him. One is a bigger box that was sent to COL. H. J. Drew-Smythe, 15 Eaton Crescent, Clifton, Bristol, this  comes with the folded medal slip for 1939 star, Burma star and war medal. The second smaller box was sent to COL. H. J. D. Smythe, 15 Eaton Crescent, Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol, this has a folded medal slip for 2 medals a defence and war medal. So he was sent two war medals, this being the “spare one”. Interestingly in the copy paperwork he was turned down for an WW2 Indian Service Medal which he claimed for in 1950, the letter goes to say how he qualified for the Defence and War Medals and being sent to him etc. MID 1915 Military Cross: London Gazette: 1 April 1919 (citation published London Gazette: 10 December 1919): “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 31st October and 1st and 2nd November, 1918. He was in charge of the front line evacuation during all the active operations on the Asiago front. He made a personal reconnaissance of the front and its approaches to establish the line of evacuation. On 3rd November he was ordered to withdraw his bearers, and in spite of intense shelling he personally saw to the withdrawal and brought all his men safely back, though slightly wounded himself. During the subsequent attacks he spent thirty hours visiting posts and encouraging bearers, often under intense shell fire and machine-gun fire. It was mainly owing to his disregard of danger, initiative, and devotion to duty, that the long line of evacuation was kept working smoothly.” Territorial Decoration: London Gazette: 1 March 1929; Four clasps to the Territorial Decoration: London Gazette: 3 October 1950. HENRY JAMES DREW-SMYTHE was born in Northampton 1891, the son of a Baptist minister. Educated at Taunton School, he studied medicine in Bristol and London. He was mobilised at the outset of war and in 1919 he served with the International Commission for the repatriation of prisoners in Bavaria. In the Second World War he saw service again with the R.A.M.C. in India where he commanded a number of base hospitals. He died on 19th August 1983. With the medal and boxes are copies of his Commission as 2nd Lt 18th June 1914, his Commission as Major 1st April 1927, MID certificate dated 30th Nov 1915 as a Captain RAMC  TF South Midland Field Ambulance, Indian Service Medal rejection letter 1950, letter confirming his award of the Efficiency Decoration and 4 bars in 1950, his Who's Who entry address given as Charlton Kings Cheltenham, a small photo of him uniform wearing ribbands. His full group of 10 medals was sold by Moreton and Eden in December 2011 his group was Military Cross, 1915 Star (Lieut: H.J.D. Smythe R.A.M.C.), British War Medal and Victory Medal, with oak leaf for mention in despatches (Major H.J.D. Smythe),1939-45 and Burma Stars, Defence and War Medals; Coronation 1937; Territorial Decoration, George V, with four additional clasps (all dated 1950 on reverse). Nearly extremely fine





War Medal 39-45 to Corporal J H Jenkins, RASC. War medal with ribbon, in R.A.S.C. & A.C.C. issue box addressed to: Mr. W. H. Jenkins, 75 D_ _ _ Street, Abergavenny, Mon.  (Monmouthshire). The Street most likely Duke Street. He was a Clerk in the Royal Army Service Corps, LCPL 6/10/38, ACT CPL 6/4/39 and CPL CLERK 1/7/39. Served at home for WW2 but less than 3 years hence no Defence Medal, With copy research. Very fine+





South African Service Medal 39-45, The medal for war services was awarded to men or women that carried out unpaid work for at least two years in aid of the war effort. Only 17500 issued unnamed. Nearly extremely fine




Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, with overseas clasp, with ribbon. Nearly extremely fine





Gold Plated Caterpillar Club Badge to Sergeant V.H. Bradley. Flight Sergeant V.H. Bradley was a Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft 3 (Sagan).  Shot down on a mission to Nuremberg on 28th August 1943 whilst flying a Halifax, was taken prisoner at Wiesbaden. Went to Dulag Luft in Frankfurt where he was interrogated by the Luftwaffe, before being transferred to Stalag IVB. In his POW debrief, he noted ‘the basic rations which were issued to the POWs in Stalag IVB were far less than those issued to German Soldiers. The excuse given was that German sentries (who were mainly cripples of some sort) were that they were engaged in special duties. EF




Naval General Service Medal 1909-1962, Geo VI, 2nd type, clasp: Palestine 1945-48; (C/SKX.816168 F.G. NORTON. STO. MECH. R.N.)  Awarded to Stoker Mechanic (No.C/SKX.816168) F.G. Norton, Royal Navy. Good very fine




Naval General Service Medal 1909-1962, Geo VI, 2nd type, clasp Palestine 1945-48; (P/JX 318589 C.T. COLE. A.B. R.N.). Awarded to Able Seaman (No.P/JX318589) C.T. Cole, Royal Navy. Good very fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, disc only to 14381 SEP. SANT SINGH, M.G. BN., DOGRA R. Entitled to bar South East 1945-46. He may well have served in WW2 previously, the unit were in Malaya and later in Burma. Disc only, luckily it was officially named as many are not named at all, has Contact marks otherwise Very fine+




Naval General Service Medal 1915-62, clasp Near East (C/J 930454 K.H.MUNT A.B.R.N ). Very fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, clasp Near East to 23301832 Gnr. G. Powell, R.A. Gunner Powell 33 Parachute Field Regiment Royal Artillery, Part of the 16th Independent Parachute Brigade. Ex Lieutenant-Colonel A. M. Macfarlane Collection, D.N.W.  4th July 2001. Gunner Powell served in the Suez campaign with the elite 33 Parachute Field Regiment Royal Artillery in 1956. His Regiment accompanied the Parachute Brigade to Cyprus in September 1956 onboard the aircraft carrier HMS Theseus, under the command of 'Guy' Fawkes, at the time of the Suez crisis in 1956 using 25 Pounders. Most likely he did not qualify for the Cyprus bar as the requirement is a hefty 120 days. His Regiment had 2 Batteries 96 and 97 (Lawson's Company) Airborne Light Battery. The latter BCs' party, together with its Commanding Officer and his group of men left Nicosia to fly out on De Haviland aircraft and parachute on Gamil Airfield at the start of the action in November 1956. The holding of Gamil field was a success.  The Battery loaded on LSLs and transport ships, it sailed for Port Said Egypt at the same time. In addition they managed to spot and engage targets with Naval gunfire which was reported to be superbly accurate. This Company eventually landed at Port Said, then the forces advanced South along the line of the canal very rapidly. Medal comes with confirmation from Royal Artillery Manning & Record Office that he was with the 33rd Parachute Field Regiment Royal Artillery. Scare confirmed Para medal on the market. Nearly extremely fine





General Service Medal 1918-62, clasp, Near East (22892099 Pte. G. E. Bunney, Y. & L.) official correction to ‘Pte.’ George Edward Bunney was born in Whitby, North Yorkshire on 12 September 1934. Employed as a Steel Worker, he enlisted into the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers at Newcastle on 13 August 1953. With them he served in East Africa, September 1953-September 1955. Transferred to the Reserve, August-November 1956, he returned to active service with the 1st Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Served in Egypt and Malta, November 1956-December 1956, after which he returned to the Reserve. He is also entitled to the Africa General Service Medal with clasp for ‘Kenya’. With copied service notes. Nearly extremely fin




Naval General Service Medal 1915-62, clasp Near East, named R.M.V. 202453 J. Meichan, Mne. R.M. On 1 July 1955, all but one of these prefixes (“RMV”), were abolished, and all Reservists, whether serving on or discharged before that date, were allocated a new number with the “RMV” prefix. To prevent duplication, this new series had six figures beginning at 200000. He was one of the new batch of reservists and according to the Royal Marine Near East Roll he served with the 42 Commando RM. Surname corrected, Good very fine




Queens Korea Medal, (22461371 Tpr. D. Chaplain, R.A.C.) Polished with edge bruising, about Very fine




Africa General Service Medal 1902, Eliz II, clasp Kenya named to 41410331 Leading Aircraftsman W.D. Parry, Royal Air Force. Good very fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, Geo VI, clasp Malaya, to 2029 L/SGT AHMAD B. ARSHAD, F. OF M. POL, who died of wounds received in action with communist terrorists at Tapah, Perak on 8th August 1950. Recipient was a regular policeman. Verified to casualty roll. Extremely fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, Geo VI, clasp Malaya (Capt. W. R. H. Elliott, R.E.M.E.) Attained the rank of Major on 16 September 1955. An Instructor at No. 6 Vehicle Training Battalion, Havannah Barracks, Borden. Extremely fine





General Service Medal 1918-62, Geo VI, bar Malaya. 22673268 PTE. A. RAGGATT. SOM.L.I. Very fine





General Service Medal 1918-62, Geo VI, bar Malaya. 22816631 PTE. J.W. SHOUBRIDGE. SOM.L.I. Very fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, Eliz II, clasp Malaya; (CAPT. J. NEED. FORESTERS.). John Need was born on 3rd August 1929, the son of Philip and Kathleen Need, his father being Assistant Relieving Officer of 9 Elm Park Gardens, Chelsea, where the family also lived. Need was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant (No.P/403632) into the British Army on 14th July 1949, joining the 1st Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters - Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment, and was promoted to Lieutenant on 14th July 1951, and then to Captain on 14th July 1955. The 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, served in Malaya during the Malayan Emergency from June 1958, being based in Singapore, with some units in Johore. Need was appointed to Temporary Major on 1st December 1961, followed by promotion to Major on 14th July 1962, and attended the Overseas Defence College and Overseas Staff Course in France, gaining both the ODC and OCS qualifications, before being posted as a General Liaison Officer (General Staff Officer Grade 2) with the 471st General Liaison Section from 1st September 1964 to 10th February 1966, following which he was appointed as Chief Instructor to the Anti-Tank Division School of Infantry from May 1969 to May 1972, during which period his regiment was amalgamated becoming the the Worcestershire and Sherwood Forester Regiment, with Need continuing as a Major in the new regiment from 28th February 1970.  On 16th June 1972 Need was appointed to Acting Lieutenant Colonel in order to take up an appointment from that same date as General Staff Officer Grade 1 employed as (Military, Air, Naval) Defence Attache at the British Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and on 30th June 1972 he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. Still in the role of General Staff Officer Grade 1 he was then appointed to the 20th Liaison Headquarters with the Belgium Forces from October 1975, and was still serving in this posting in the Army Lists for September 1977. Court-style as worn, Good very fine



General Service Medal 1918-62, Eliz II, clasp Malaya; (LT. F.A. DEEBLE-ROGERS. Q.A.R.A.N.C.)  Florence Alice Deeble-Rogers was born circa 1915 and trained as a Nurse at The Middlesex Hospital from 1935 to 1938, being listed as a qualified Nurse on 10th March 1939. She presumably worked as a civilian nurse, or maybe in the ranks of the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps during the Second World War, but it was not till 9th September 1957 that she was commissioned as a Lieutenant into the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps on a 'short service' commission. Seeing operational service in Malaya during the Malayan Emergency, most likely based in Singapore, she is shown in the Army Lists through into the early 1960's. Extremely fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, Eliz II, clasp Malaya named to 14187896 Fusilier J. Quirk, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. VF




General Service Medal 1918-62, Eliz II, clasp Malaya named to 22838963 J.F. Jackson, 11th Hussars. Very fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, Eliz II, clasp Cyprus named to 23183859 Signalman R.S. MacLeod, Royal Signals. Comes with award document and addressed packet, lived in Eltham, London. Very fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, Eliz II, clasp Malaya named to 22927347 Private R.E. Vallings, Royal Army Mechanical Engineers. Good very fine





General Service Medal 1918-62, Eliz II, bar Malaya 22952618 PTE. P.E.J. PERRY, SOM.L.I. ('L.I.' only officially reimpressed)  Nearly very fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, Eliz II, clasp Malaya, to 23427956 Pte N. Lumb. R.A.P.C. He enlisted between October 1955 and May 1956. Fairly scarce medal to this small unit. Very fine




General Service Medal 1918-62, clasp Cyprus to Tpr. T.H. Eccles. R.H.G, Royal Horse Guards (The Blues - the Household Cavalry).  A Squadron was at Famagusta from 1957 to 1959, Camp Karaolos. B & C Squadron, Royal Horse Guards were stationed in Camp Elizabeth, Nicosia 1957 to 1959. Adjutant was Sir Nicholas Nuttall. 2/IC A Squadron was Lord Beresford at the same time that Procter and Strangeway were shot while shopping down Hermet Street. The Royal Horse guards returned for a second tour in 1960 to relieve the 12th Lancers so they could return to uk to amalgamate with 9th lancers.  8 died during the campaign   Scarcely seen GSM To Royal Horse Guards Trooper. Extremely fine




Campaign Service Medal 1962, two clasps, 'BORNEO and MALAY PENINSULA to K.982839 G.H.GASKIN A/L.M.(E) RN. Several eks & bruises, rim polished Very fine




Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Malay Peninsula named to Captain N.L. Marks, Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers. Very fine




Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp South Arabia to 23675995 DVR. M. J. BLANK, RCT. Blank was attached to the Trucial Oman Scouts.  He was 1 of 8 NCOs who served in Aden with the Elite Trucial Oman Scouts in 1965/1966. May 1956 until October 1960, he went to Aden as a Driver and left having been promoted to a Corporal in this responsible roll 1965/66, then Corporal Blank left to go to 17 Squadron in Germany, by October 1966 he was promoted to Sergeant. Trucial Oman Scouts role was guarding and protecting the Trucial States of the Oman Coast of the Arabian Gulf and the Force consists of five rifle Squadrons a Support Squadron of mortars and mmgs, Signal Squadron, S. & T. Squadron, Workshops and Headquarter Squadron plus Regimental Depot and Recruit Training Organization. S. & T. Squadron contains some 180 soldiers, 158 vehicles and is commanded by a Major with a Captain second-in-command. The British element includes one Staff Sergeant three British Sergeants and four Corporals. With journal extracts etc. Nearly extremely fine 




Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Radfan; (23896691 PTE. A. HAMILTON. PARA)  Awarded to Private (No.23896691) A. Hamilton, Parachute Regiment, who would have been present on operations with the 3rd Battalion in the Radfan mountains during the operations which lasted from 25th April to 31st July 1964. Good very fine




Campaign Service Medal 1962, two clasps, Borneo and Malay Peninsula named to K.973619 D.A. Bonham, L.M. (E), Royal Navy. Top bar loose, Loose-mounted. Nearly extremely fine




Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Malay Peninsula named to 062072 D.W. Chamberlain, EM2, REPLACEMENT. EF




Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Northern Ireland; (PLT OFF G M JONES RAF), mounted loose style as worn. Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine. Awarded to G.M. Jones, who had gained a Batchelor in Education prior to joining the Royal Air Force on a Short Service Commission with the rank of Pilot Officer (5204743A) and was promoted to Flying Officer from 6th September 1983, then serving with the Security Branch. Jones transferred to a Permanent Commission from 2nd May 1985 with Seniority back dated to 6th March 1985, and was then promoted to Flight Lieutenant on 25th June 1985 with seniority from 6th March 1985. Jones was promoted to Squadron Leader with the Security Branch in the London Gazette for 7th January 1992. Mounted loose style as worn. Nearly extremely fine




Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Northern Ireland named to W/428885 Lance Corporal A.C. Robertson, Womens Royal Army Corps. (Scarce to a Woman). Good very fine




Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Northern Ireland to 24266448 PTE. A. SHARP, RAOC. Served in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD). Quarter ending Sept 1973 he was in Northern Ireland with EOD (Broomwatch) who our activity continues unabated, and during the last quarter we have seen 273 explosions, neutralised 143 IEDs and handled 17,900-lbs of recovered explosives. Three of the enemy assisted in our disposal activity recently, successfully disposing of the bomb and themselves. The only bit of the car we recovered was a dash panel with a warning on it, “Passengers travel in this vehicle at their own risk""! We have also had assistance from several of the enemy who were caught red-handed, laying bombs; they were invited to remove or defuse them. Sergeant Glasby recently got together a shooting team for the Northern Ireland rifle meeting. With only a minimum of practice they finished fifth, eleventh and sixteenth out of sixty nine teams in the three competitions they entered. The team captain achieved moderate success himself and his loot includes the trophy for the individual champion at arms, the individual rifle trophy and the trophy for the inter-unit sniper match in which he had some assistance from Captain K. Cook of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Since our last contribution we have said farewell to many people. Captain Chris Field said a reluctant farewell to Belfast and was dined-out by ‘A' and ‘B’ Companies of the Glosters. He was remotely delivered to the dining room astride a wheelbarrow specially decorated, and his sartorial elegance for the occasion had to be seen to be believed. Also gone from Belfast are SSM Mayne, who, after a bomb scare at the Ulster Museum developed an immense interest in the culture of this land, and Sergeant 'Plate' Bowen. The things this guy could do with a plate were amazing; his most embarrassing moment was having to ask for his plate back from a householder who was totally unaware it was in his bath! It got there via two walls and a radiator! He improved his hooking technique enormously during his stay with us and his fishing should benefit accordingly. From Londonderry we have lost that well known double act of Sergeants Thompson and Smith, experts in many things ranging from bending elbows and ears to large scale community relations exercises with the local populace. Our country cousins have said farewell to SSM Grant and Sergeant Stewart. A lot of the supporting cast have also left for their parent units and we trust they are recuperating well. Various activities in Northern Ireland are best not mentioned, but Lance Corporal Bienkowskl, Lance Corporal May of the Royal Signals, Signalman Bell, Signalman King, Private Taylor and Private Sharp all left their mark on the unit and on the population of the countryside. All have been replaced by eager soldiers whose names cannot, as yet, be revealed. However, we understand that we have a Marine on loan for bomb disposal duties.” The only EOD RAOC unit in Northern Ireland is 321 EOD. The unit was previously titled 321 EOD Unit, then 321 EOD Company RAOC, Royal Army Ordnance Corps and was re-badged as a unit of the Royal Logistic Corps in April 1993, now part of 11 EOD Regt. It had its Headquarters at Thiepval Barracks in Lisburn, the unit covering the entire province of Northern Ireland. The unit is honoured at the Palace Barracks memorial garden and today remains the most decorated unit in the British Army.  With some copy regimental details. Extremely fine




Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Northern Ireland; (24753023 LCPL P A WIGHTMAN CHESHIRE), Awarded to Lance Corporal (No.24753023) P.A. Wightman, Cheshire Regiment, who apparently served with the Recce Platoon. Court-style as worn, Good very fine




Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Northern Ireland named to Trooper F.C. Finlay, Royal Horse Guards/Dragoons. EF




Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Northern Ireland named to 24110273 Rifleman K.R. Hircook, Royal Green Jackets. Very fine or better





Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Northern Ireland to 23997493 PTE. T.W.ROONEY RAMC. Royal Army Medical Corps. Toned, Nearly extremely fine




Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Northern Ireland named to 24451460 Craftsman A.P. Youlwe, Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers. Very fine




Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Northern Ireland, named to 24171486 Private J. Bryany, 1st Queens.  With cap badge (AF) and shoulder title (stay bright). Extremely fine




Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Northern Ireland named to 24329962 Gunner W.D. Doleman, Royal Artillery. Loose-mounted. Extremely fine





Campaign Service Medal 1962, bar Northern Ireland. 24315519 FUS. A.V. McQUIRE, R.R.F. (Royal Regt. of Fusiliers).Nearly extremely fine



Campaign Service Medal 1962, no clasp named to 24422446 Private S.A. Jagger, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Very fine



South Atlantic Medal with Rosette (Ck P J Birley D176158K HMS Antrim). Sold with brief anecdotes of service supplied by the recipient. Mounted as worn, Good very fine




Gulf Medal, clasp 16th Jan to 28th Feb 1991 named to 246554454 Lance Corporal M. Pearson, 14th/20th Lancers, EF




Gulf Medal, clasp 16th Jan to 28th Feb 1991 named to 24706371 Sapper E J R Cook, Royal Engineers. Along with a 20mm shell case, Iraqi Beret, Iraqi National Flag, ID tag from an Iraqi Soldier and a matchbox found in a bunker in Kuwait. Court-mounted for wear, 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





Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, VR, 2nd type. Large letter reverse (Compy-Serjt. P. Meek, Rl. Arty.).Patrick Meek was born in the Parish of Olioghald, Ballymena, County Antrim in 1817.  Eighteen years old, he had been working as a Weaver before he joined the Royal Artillery in Glasgow on 22 August 1835. His life was unduly long by today’s standards; he died in the country of his birth in 1867.  Overseas service included: Halifax, Nova Scotia between August 1836 and January 1838; Canada, January 1838 to August 1843 returning to serve at Halifax, Nova Scotia between April 1849 and October 1854. Promotion was slow: Bombardier in April 1845, Corporal in April 1847; Serjeant in July 1849 and finally he attained the rank of Company Sergeant in October 1854.  He was discharged at Woolwich on 21 August 1856 having transferred his services to the Tyrone Militia Artillery.  Accompanying the medal are copied discharge papers and other research on paper and on a compact disk (CD). Slight edge bruising, GVF





Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, VR, to 8. CORPL. J. SPENCER, 96th REGT. Small reverse lettering. Copy Discharge Papers John Spencer from Manchester, nearly 15 years previous service allowed to reckon from the 96th & 43rd most service in 43rd Oxford & Bucks. L.I., until returning to the 96th. L.S.G.C. his only medal very low number - '8'.Two e/k's, otherwise Nearly extremely fine




Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, VR, type 3, impressed (1393 Pte. W. Pitt, 18th Hussars). Rim bruise at 8 o clock. Extremely fine




Inspector C. Woods, Metropolitan Police Force. 1897 Jubilee Medal, Metropolitan Police reverse named to P.C. C. Woods, V Division. 1902 Coronation Medal, Metropolitan Police reverse named to P.C. C. Woods, Thames Division. Coronation Medal 1911, Metropolitan Police reverse named to Inspector C. Woods. With copy 1911 census details. (3) Good very fine




Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Victoria bust, narrow susp; (C.H. FRENCH, E.R.A. H.M.S. WARSPITE.) Charles Henry French was born in Norwood, Surrey on 29th March 1850 and joined the Royal Navy at Devonport aboard H.M.S. Indus as an Acting Engine Room Artificer from 4th March 1880 having seen previous service with the Coast Guard. French was then posted to Curacoa from 13th March 1880, followed by: Kestrel from 5th November 1880; Victor Emmanuel from 4th December 1880; Flying Fish from 10th December 1880; Iron Duke from 18th December 1880; Victor Emmanuel again from 2nd February 1881; and Iron Duke from 16th February 1881, being confirmed as Engine Room Artificer on 3rd March 1881. French was then posted to Indus again from 16th March 1883 followed by Tamar from 21st October 1884; Indus again from 11th October 1887; Wanderer from 29th December 1887; Indus from 7th February 1890; and then the Imperieuse Class armoured cruiser Warspite from 17th September 1890, forming part of her crew on her appointment to be flagship of the Pacific Station. French was awarded his Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 17th November 1890 his previous service with the Coast Guard having been taken into account. Whilst on the Pacific Station French was posted to Nelpomene from 15th December 1890; Nymphe from 28th April 1891; and then back to Warspite from 26th June 1891; followed by Champion from 12th November 1891; Warspite again from 22nd September 1892; Vivid II from 20th October 1892; Cambrian from 16th October 1894; Vivid II from 24th October 1894; Brisk from 18th December 1894; and ultimately Victory II from 23rd February 1895, being pensioned ashore on 5th April 1895 due to being an 'invalid'. Nearly extremely fine




Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, VR, narrow suspension (Jas. B. Mantle, Eng. Rm. Artifr., H.M.S. Duncan) impressed naming. James Benick Mantle was born in Newtown, Isle of Wight on 19 May 1840. He entered the Royal Navy in May 1869 and attained the rank of Chief Engine Room Artificer in June 1879. Awarded the L.S. & G.C. in 1879 when on the screw-propelled 1st rate ship Duncan. Invalided to Haslar in July 1887; he died in Kent in 1915. Minor contact marks, GVF




Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Victoria bust, narrow susp; (WM. BEESLEY. CHF: ENG: RM: ARTFR: H.M.S. INDUS.) . William Beesley was born in Liverpool, Lancashire on 12th August 1847, and joined the Royal Navy aboard H.M.S. Indus as an Acting Engine Room Artificer from 29th August 1874, followed by Audacious from 9th September 1874, being confirmed as Engine Room Artificer on 29th August 1877, he was posted back to Indus from 23rd February 1879. Beesley was then posted to Revenge from 11th May 1879; Indus again from 1st December 1881; Thalia from 10th January 1882; Boadicea from 11th April 1882; Mallard from 30th October 1882; Northampton from 21st April 1884; Asia from 19th July 1884; Indus from 20th August 1884; Defiance from 15th December 1884; Indus from 25th April 1885; Hotspur from 30th April 1885; Indus from 8th August 1885; Audacious from 17th November 1885, serving with her when she was Flagship on the China Station, and being promoted to Chief Engine Room Artificer on 8th February 1886, then being posted back to the old Guardship H.M.S. Indus again from 11th January 1889, followed by Revenge from  2nd May 1889; Orwell from 21st May 1889; and Indus again from 15th August 1889, being awarded his Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 13th September 1889. Beesley was then posted to the gun boat H.M.S. Banterer from 1st October 1889; Vivid II from 7th February 1892; Cossack from 13th February 1892; Boadicea from 16th September 1894; and finally Vivid II from 24th October 1894, being pensioned ashore on 27th November 1894. Beesley is known to have died in Salford, Manchester on 23rd January 1934. Edge-bruise at 9 o’clock, Generally good very fine





Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, VR, narrow suspension (Sl. Oakley, Corpl. 16th Co. R.M.L.I.) Impressed Naming.  Scarce to Royal Marine Light Infantry.  Edge bruising but very fine





C.Q.D. Medal. A very fine C.Q.D. Medal awarded by the passengers of the R.M.S. Baltic and R.M.S. Republic to the Officers and Crews of the SS Republic, Baltic and Florida for Gallantry – Commemorating the rescue of over 1700 souls on 24th January 1909 following their collision off Nantucket, this was the first occasion on which the ‘CQD’ distress call had been sent by wireless transmission. Good very fine




Volunteer Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, VR, engraved, in one of the known styles: Pte J. Paine. 4.V.S.W.B. Very scarce on market. Based at Abergavenny, the 4th (Monmouthshire) Volunteer Battalion of the South Wales Borderers became the 3rd Battalion of the Monmouthshire Regiment in 1908. Good very fine




Volunteer Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, VR, named to 102 Sergeant W. Cooper, 17th Battalion, Middlesex Volunteer Rifle Corps. Extremely fine




Royal Household Group of 10 Medals to George E. Giddins. Royal Household Faithful Service Medal 1910-30 named to G.E. Giddins. Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal 1897, Coronation Medal 1902, Coronation Medal 1911, Jubilee Medal 1935, Royal Victorian Medal, Geo V, Norway. Kings Commemorative Medal. Portugal. Don Carlos I Coronation Medal 1889, France. Civic Medaille De Honeour. Romania Loyal Service Medal 1st Type, 2nd Class. George Giddins was awarded the Royal Victorian Medal on 3rd June 1918 as a Postilion at the Royal Mews, Windsor Castle. Died on 28th March 1943 in Berkshire, whilst living at West Lodge, Royal Mews, Windsor Castle, and left £1,023 to George Stanley Giddins, an Engineer. With a folder full of research including all his positions held during his time as a Royal Servant, pay lists, lists of War bonuses etc.. (10) Court-mounted. Nearly extremely fine




Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Ed VII, (CONDTR: P. EVANS ORDCE: DEPTT:) Awarded to Conductor P. Evans, Ordnance Department. Good very fine




Volunteer Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Ed VII; (533 SJT: H. WINFIELD. 4/V.R. NOTTS: & DERBY: REGT). Awarded to Sergeant (No.533) H. Winfield, 4th Volunteer Reserve Battalion, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment. Polished, Very fine




Volunteer Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Ed VII, impressed naming; (5324 BNDSMN: I.G. ROBERTS. 1 / V.B. NOTTS & DERBY REGT). Awarded to Bandsman (No.5324) I.G. Roberts, 1st Volunteer Battalion, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment - the Sherwood Foresters. Good very fine




 Territorial Force Efficiency Medal, Ed VII, (397 Sgt. P. Muir, 6/ Notts. & Derbt: Regt.) Good very fine





Royal Humane Society Small type Bronze Medal to Charles Higgins.  15 Jany. 1908.  Complete with pronged pin bar and in original fitted case. Higgins, Charles.  Case 35869. “On the 15th January 1908, J H Gilmer threw himself overboard from SS Dunluce Castle off the South African coast. The ship was steaming 11½ knots and the locality abounds with sharks. Higgins, of Stourbridge, who was a passenger, jumped after him, but failed to reach him before he sank.” Horace John Gilmer had left Delagoa Bay, Mozambique. He was from Kimberley Cape, South Africa. Extremely fine




1902 Coronation Medal in bronze, Metropolitan Police reverse, to P.C. J.HAMPSHIRE. J.DIV. With original ribbon. J Division is Bethnal Green area. Rare Coronation 1911, St.Andrew's Ambulance Corps to a Doctor Kenmure Duncan Melville M.B., CM., Penicuik, later Royal Army Medical Corps. Very fine 





A 1911 London County Council School Attendance Medal 1911 named to M. Pinney. Very fine





Coronation Medal 1911, St.Andrew's Ambulance Corps issue correctly named to Dr Kenmure Melville. Only 310 medals awarded to St.Andrew's Ambulance Corps, how many would have survived to “Doctors”? Doctor Kenmure Duncan Melville served as a medical officer in ww1 in the army med services as Temp Lt RAMC from 24/7/1916. Noo mic exists hence no ww1 medals earned, home service. He died at 2 Church Hill, in Edinburgh on 11th Aug 1941. He wrote book on typhoid 1904, he was an ordinary fellow and wrote articles for the EDINBURGH OBSTETRICAL SOCIETY. Very fine




Coronation Medal 1911 named to Lieut. Col. Sir George Hussey. He was born 14 Dec. 1864; he went to Cranleigh School, married 3 times.  He was the Mayor of Southampton, 1898–1901; Freeman of the Borough; a past master of Worshipful Company of Distillers and the Lieut-Col commanding 5th Batt. Hampshire Regt 1907–12. He was Knighted 1901 and died on 20 Aug 1950. Worthy a lot more research. Very fine




 A St John Ambulance Brigade Pair to Sister Louisa Crickitt. St John Ambulance Brigade Coronation Medal 1911 (Nurs. Sister L. Crickitt); St John Service Medal, silver (7555 A/Sis. L. Crickett, W’stow. Nsg. Div. No. 1 Dis. S.J.A.B. 1925) Louisa Crickitt was born in 1867 in Hackney, on the 1911 Census described as widow having been married 5 years and living in Rectory Road, Church Hill, Walthamstow. She joined the St John’s Ambulance Brigade around 1910 in Walthamstow and earned the LSGC after 15 years with the Walthamstow Nursing District, she died 1947 in Romford aged 80. Good very fine