Orders, Decorations and Medals

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Orders, Decorations and Medals

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Spink UK

Date & Time
Tuesday 24th July 2018 - 10:30am  
Tuesday 24th July 2018 - 02:30pm  
Wednesday 25th July 2018 - 10:30am  
Wednesday 25th July 2018 - 01:30pm  

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At London office
Friday 20 July 2018 at 10.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Monday 23 July 2018 at 10.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Auction preview and summer party on Monday 23 July 2018 at 6.00 p.m - 8.00 p.m.
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Our second Auction of Orders, Decorations and Medals of 2018 is preceded with a preview and summer drinks party at our gallery here in London on 23 July 2018.

The 2-day affair comprises over 900 diverse Lots. Day 1 commences with the Single Campaign Medals, including a notable run of Naval General Service Medals. This is followed by Medals for South Africa from the Collection of the late Terry Sole - Part I.

Highlights of the afternoon section include the important W.S.P.U. 'Hunger Strike' Medal awarded to Mrs L. M. Metge (Lot 478) and the D.S.O., D.F.C. and Bar, A.F.C. group of nine awarded to Wing Commander E. E. 'Rod' Rodley, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Lot 511), whose impressive awards are followed by a dedicated menu to Rodley by all four Beatles and stars of 'HELP!' (Lot 512).

Day 2 begins with a collection of jewelled Badges and concludes with the final part of the ground-breaking Stefan Rath Collection.

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AN EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTION OF FINE JEWELLED BADGES OF THE BRITISH ARMED FORCESSold by Order of a Gentleman of MilanThe manufacture of miniature badges for presentation by servicemen to their wives and sweethearts appears to have begun around the period of the South African War, 1899-1902.Those produced in base metal and frequently painted or enamelled have acquired the cognomen ‘Sweethearts’ Badges’ and nowadays attract specialist collectors. Such badges burgeoned in quantity during the First World War but appear to have declined in popularity by the mid-twentieth century.The magnificent badges...

In platinum, diamonds and a ruby, a foul anchor within a laurel wreath surmounted by a crown of the period 1902-53, all mounted on a horizontal platinum and diamond pin with brooch fitting; the crown backed with a ruby; the badge 29mm x 29mm; the pin 50mm wide.A badge of this design was introduced for the peaked caps of commissioned officers of the Royal Navy in 1856; a version of it is still worn.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

THE BRITISH ARMY12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales’s)In platinum, gold, diamonds and enamels, the Prince of Wales’s plumes, coronet and motto surmounted by a crown of the period 1902-53, all superimposed upon lances crossed in saltire with red and white enamel pennons, the Roman numeral XII below; gold backing to the crown and pennons; vertical platinum brooch fitting; 33mm x 28mm.This was the regimental cap badge until 1960.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Royal Horse ArtilleryIn platinum, gold, diamonds and enamels, the Royal Cypher E VIII R within a Garter surmounted by a crown; below the Garter a scroll bearing the title ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY; the Royal Cypher and crown in platinum and diamonds, the Garter and title scroll in gold and blue enamel, the crown backed with red enamel on gold; vertical gold brooch fitting; 35mm x 22mm.The use of the Royal Cypher of H.M. King Edward VIII permits this badge to be dated to the year 1936.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

In platinum, gold, diamonds and enamels, a muzzle-loading field-piece seen from the left side between, top, a scroll bearing the motto UBIQUE and, bottom, another bearing the motto QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT, the upper scroll surmounted by a crown of the period 1902-53; the gun and crown in platinum on gold and diamonds, the motto scrolls in gold and blue enamel, the crown backed by red enamel on gold; the wheel of the gun made to revolve; vertical gold brooch fitting; 29mm x 39mm.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Coldstream GuardsIn platinum, gold, silver, diamonds, rubies and enamel, the Star of the Order of the Garter; the rays in platinum and diamonds, the cross in rubies, the Garter in gold and blue enamel; horizontal silver brooch fitting; 32mm x 25mm.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)In platinum, gold, diamonds, ruby and enamel, a dragon passant on a ground above a scroll bearing the title THE BUFFS; the dragon in platinum and diamonds with a ruby eye, the title scroll in gold and blue enamel; some possible repair or strengthening to the right foreleg; diagonal platinum brooch fitting; 35mm x 33mm.This was the regimental cap badge until 1961.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Royal Warwickshire RegimentIn platinum, gold, diamonds and enamels, an antelope statant, gorged with a ducal coronet and chained, upon an heraldic wreath below which is the Roman numeral VI, all within a Garter surmounted by a crown of the period 1902-53; the antelope, numeral and crown in platinum on gold and diamonds, the crown backed with red enamel on gold, the Garter in gold and blue enamel; the reverse of the crown struck 15 CT and PT; the antelope’s chains made to be loose; vertical gold brooch fitting; 42mm x 29mm.The 15 carat standard of gold was in use in England 1854-1931.Subjec...

The Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s)In platinum, gold, diamonds and enamels, a Staffordshire Knot surmounted by a crown of the post-1953 period and, superimposed upon the Knot, the Prince of Wales’s plumes, coronet and motto; the Knot in gold, the plumes, coronet and crown in platinum on gold and diamonds, the crown backed with red enamel on gold, the motto scroll in gold and blue enamel; horizontal gold brooch fitting; the crown scratched with the number 25995 on the reverse; 25mm x 24mm.This was the regimental cap badge 1959-2007.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more info...

Royal Pioneer CorpsIn platinum, gold, diamonds, emeralds, rubies and enamels, a rifle, pick and shovel piled with, superimposed thereon, a laurel wreath reversed, all surmounted by a crown of the period 1902-53 and above a scroll bearing the motto LABOR OMNIA VINCIT; the rifle, shovel and crown in platinum and diamonds, the pick in platinum, the band of the crown set with rubies and emeralds, the motto scroll in gold and blue enamel, the crown backed with red enamel on gold; vertical platinum brooch fitting; 33mm x 25mm.The Pioneer Corps was formed as such in 1940 and became ‘Royal’ in 1946; i...

THE ROYAL AIR FORCEIn white gold, diamonds and enamels, a winged laurel wreath, superimposed upon which are the initials RAF, surmounted by a crown of the period 1902-53; the wreath in white gold and green enamel, the wings and crown in white gold and diamonds, the crown backed with red enamel on white gold; the wings struck on the reverse with 14 CT and PT; horizontal white gold brooch fitting; 22mm x 60mm.The 14 carat standard for gold was introduced in England in 1931.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

'May 1st [1940] dawned ominously fine and clear. In the bright sunshine the thawing snow sparkled. It was a breathtaking vision of spring beauty, had there been anyone to appreciate it. Instead, with daylight the Stukas were back to make all hideous as they snarled down out of the blue sky. The anti-aircraft ships Calcutta and Auckland were the centre of their attention as they lay of the town of Aandalsnes. With steadily increasing fury the attacks continued all day. By 4 in the afternoon, when a big formation of Stukas made a most determined effort to eliminate them in an attack lasting for...

A Second War D.S.M. group of five awarded to Chief Engineman G. Christians, Royal NavyDistinguished Service Medal, G.VI.R. (Ch. Engmn. G. Christians. Lt/Kx. 109929), officially engraved naming; 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, M.I.D. Oak Leaf, mounted as worn, good very fine (5)D.S.M. London Gazette 3 April 1945.M.I.D. London Gazette 16 January 1945.Gerard Christians, a native of Edinburgh was serving as Chief Engineman aboard the minesweeper BYMS-2188 at the time of winning the above distinctions. Commanded by Skipper R. E. Hannaford, R.N.R., 2188 was commissioned...

An impressive post-war B.E.M. group of eight awarded to Chief Engine Room Artificer L. B. Woodcock, Royal NavyBritish Empire Medal, E.II.R., Military Division (E.R.A. 2 Lawrence B. Woodcock, C/MX. 66087); 1949-45 Star; Atlantic Star, clasp, France and Germany; Africa Star; War Medal 1939-45; Naval General Service 1915-62, 1 clasp, Near East (C/MX. 66087 L. B. Woodcock, B.E.M., C.E.R.A., R.N.); General Service 1962-2007, 2 clasps, Borneo, Malay Peninsula (MX. 66087 L. B. Woodock, C.E.R.A., R.N.); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., E.II.R., with Second Award Bar (MX. 66087 L. B. Woodcock, B.E.M., A./C.E.R....

A scarce Victorian M.S.M. pair awarded to Drum Major J. Willis, 40th Regiment, whose presentation pocket-watch and Account Book accompany the medalsNew Zealand 1845-66, reverse dated 1860 to 1864 (3348 J. Willis, 40th Regt.); Army Meritorious Service Medal, V.R. (3348. Drum Major. J. Willis. Late 40th. Foot), the first polished, nearly very fine, the second good very fine (2)John Willis was born in 1840 at Drinagh, County Cork, Ireland. He enlisted in the 40th Regiment at Cork aged 14, and at this point stood at 4 feet 6 inches. Appointed Drummer in January 1855, he landed with the Regiment in...

The Basutoland 1879 operations replica V.C. group worn by Private F. Fitzpatrick, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, late 94th Regiment and Connaught Rangers, including his original Queen's South Africa Medal: according to his great-niece - who was charged with polishing his medals - he wore these very same awards during the course of his civilian employment as a G.P.O. doorkeeper in GlasgowDecorated for his gallant part in rescuing a wounded officer in the attack on Sekukini's Town on 28 November 1879, he was himself seriously wounded - and taken prisoner - at Bronkhurst Spruit in the First Ang...

'Remember, men, the eyes of Lancashire are watching you today!'The battle cry of Lieutenant-Colonel W. MacCarthy O’Leary, commanding officer of the South Lancashire Regiment, before the decisive attack on Pieter's Hill on 27 February 1900An impressive Boer War D.S.O. group of three awarded to Colonel R. H. Dempster-Hall, 1st Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, who assumed command of the Battalion on the death of the gallant O'Leary at Pieter's Hill and led them throughout the remainder of the WarDistinguished Service Order, V.R., silver-gilt and enamel; Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clas...

(x) An impressive and unique C.I.E., O.B.E. group of six to Lieutenant-Colonel E. C. Bayley, 15th Lancers, late Scottish Rifles, a long-served Private Secretary to the Lieutenant-Governors of India and the only recipient of the A.G.S. for his RegimentThe Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, C.I.E., Companion’s 3rd type neck badge, gold and enamel, in Garrard & Co. case of issue; The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.), Military Division, Officer’s 1st type breast badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1917; Kaisar-I-Hind, E.VII.R., 2nd class, silver, complete with top sus...

Sold by Order of the Recipient’s Daughter‘Livens was the typical inventor. His equipment as one remembers it was an old club blazer with numerous pockets out of which explosives of all kinds, fuses, wire and gadgets would emerge and hey presto! the most surprising detonation would occur in disconcerting places.’ ‘On one occasion he brushed aside all opposition at Victoria Station and filled a Pullman car with miles of rubber pipes and boxes of heavy gun-metal castings, and on reaching Boulogne he telegraphed the Quartermaster-General personally for the immediate supply of 20 lorries - which he...

(x) A Great War D.C.M., M.M. pair awarded to Company Quarter-Master Sergeant L. H. Colbran, Royal Army Service CorpsDistinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (M2-079630 C.Q.M. Sjt: L. H. Colbran. A.S.C.); Military Medal, G.V.R. (M2-079630 C.Q.M. Sjt: L. H. Colbran. A.S.C.), light edge bruising, good very fine (2)D.C.M. London Gazette 3 June 1918:‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in charge of a heavy artillery ration dump during an enemy attack. When ordered to burn his dump, he said he would rather wait to the last minute, and remained for three days under heavy shell fire, and s...

A landmark 'Retreat from Mons' D.C.M. group of six awarded to Captain W. Harrison, South Lancashire Regiment, the Regiment's first D.C.M. of the War and the only such award for 1914Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (7656 Sjt: W. Harrison. 2/S. Lanc: Regt.); 1914 Star, with slide-on clasp (7656 Sjt: W. Harrison. 2/S. Lanc: Regt.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (7656 Sjt. W. Harrison. S. Lan. Regt.); Defence Medal 1939-45 (Captain W. Harrison. D.C.M.), impressed 'Boots-style' naming; Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R. 1st issue (3644312 W.O.II. W. Harrison. P. W. Vols.), mounted as wor...

A 'machine-gun section leader's' D.C.M. group of five awarded to Sergeant R. Crouch, Machine Gun Corps, late South Lancashire RegimentDistinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (142268 Sjt: R. Crouch. 19/M.G.C.); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (6224 Pte. R. Crouch. S. Lanc: Regt.); 1914 Star, with clasp (6224 Pte. R. Crouch. 2/S. Lan: R.); British War and Victory Medals (6224 Sjt. R. Crouch. S. Lan. R.), generally very fine (5)D.C.M. London Gazette 30 October 1918:'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in charge of a section. During a counter-attack by...

A poignant Salonika operations D.C.M. group of six awarded to Sergeant W. Flynn, Pioneer Corps, late Company Sergeant Major, South Lancashire Regiment, who was killed aged 52 as a result of a landmine during an air raid over ScotlandDistinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (3479 C. S. Mjr: W. Flynn. 9/S. Lan: R.); 1914-15 Star (3479 Sjt. W. Flynn. S. Lan: R.); British War and Victory Medals, copy M.I.D. oak leaf (3479 W. O. Cl. 2. W. Flynn. S. Lan. R.); Defence and War Medals 1939-45, suspension a little loose on the third, edge bruising, very fine (6)D.C.M. London Gazette 21 October 1918:'For cons...

A Great War D.C.M. group of four awarded to Warrant Officer Class II J. Wood, 8th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison ArtilleryDistinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (24530 Sjt: J. Wood. 8/Sg: Bty: R.G.A.); 1914 Star, with clasp (24530 Cpl. J. Wood. R.G.A.); British War and Victory Medals (24530 W. O. Cl. 2 J. Wood. R.A.), mounted as worn, light contact marks overall, good very fine (4)D.C.M. Edinburgh Gazette 14 March 1916:'For conspicuous gallantry on several occasions as telephonist, notably on one occasion when he went out fearlessly under a heavy fire to repair telephone lines which had been cut b...

A Great War M.M. and Bar awarded to Sergeant H. McLaughlin, Royal Field ArtilleryMilitary Medal, G.V.R., with Second Award Bar (661267 Sjt: H. McLaughlin. 376/By: R.F.A.), extremely fineM.M. London Gazette 19 March 1918.M.M. Second Award Bar Edinburgh Gazette 16 September 1918.Hugh McLaughlin, a native of Parkhead, Glasgow, served in France as a Sergeant with 376th Battery, Royal Field Artillery; sold with copied MIC showing entitlement to a Pair.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

A Great War M.M. group of four awarded to Sergeant A. E. Ainsworth, 10th (Service) Battalion, Essex Regiment, likely an award for services during the Battle of the SommeMilitary Medal, G.V.R. (13421 Sjt. A. E. Ainsworth. Essex R.); 1914-15 Star (13421 Cpl. A. E. Ainsworth, Essex R.); British War and Victory Medals (13421 Sjt. A. E. Ainsworth, Essex R.), mounted as worn, light contact marks, very fine (4)M.M. London Gazette 10 November 1916.Alfred Ernest Ainsworth served with the Essex Regiment in France from 25 July 1915. The 10th Battalion were heavily engaged from 7.30a.m. on 1 July 1916, mo...

A Great War M.M. group of three awarded to Lance-Corporal C. Ashford, 1st Essex Regiment, likely an award for storming trenches and assisting at the capture of key villages during the Somme offensiveMilitary Medal, G.V.R. (8587 L.Cpl. C. Ashford, 1/Essex R.); British War and Victory Medals (8587 Cpl. C. Ashford, Essex R.), very fine and better (3)M.M. London Gazette 6 January 1917.C. Ashford landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 (entitled to 1914-15 Star), the first day of the campaign, and would have been part of the 1st Battalion's assault on Hill 138. Under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel...

A Great War M.M. awarded to Private G. Marsden, Royal Lancaster RegimentMilitary Medal, G.V.R. (9595 Pte. G. Marsden. 1/R. Lanc: R.), polished, nearly very fineM.M. London Gazette 11 November 1916.George Marsden served with the 1st Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment (King's Own) on the Western Front from 23 August 1914 and appears to have been lucky indeed to escape with his life from the Battle of Le Cateau - the Battalion took over 400 casualties in a single 2-minute machine gun burst (entitled 1914 Star Trio). In summer 1916, the Battalion attacked Beaumont-Hamel and Serre on the first day...

(x) A Great War M.M. awarded to Sergeant E. Hampton, Lancashire FusiliersMilitary Medal, G.V.R. (280350 Sjt: E. Hampton. 1/7 Lanc: Fus: - T.F.), very fineM.M. London Gazette 19 March 1918.Ernest Hampton served with the 1/7th Lancashire Fusiliers in Gallipoli from 5 May 1915. Hampton would have landed from the S.S. Nile at 'W' Beach, Cape Helles and immediately found himself in the thick of the action, for the unit were called to assist in the repeated attempts to take Gurkha Bluff. When the call to leave the Dardanelles finally came for the Battalion on 27 December, casualties totalled 7 Offic...

A Great War M.S.M. group of four awarded to Sergeant H. Melton, Labour Corps, late Royal Fusiliers1914-15 Star (3845. Pte. H. Melton. R. Fus); British War and Victory Medals (3845 A. Sjt. H. Melton. R. Fus.); Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (408161 Pte- A, Sjt- H. Melton. Lab. C.), good very fine (4)Henry Melton, a native of Chelsea, served with the Royal Fusiliers in France from 1 September 1915 before serving with the 866th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps, with whom he was awarded the M.S.M. on 16 October 1919 (London Gazette, refers); sold with copied MIC.Subject to...

Six: Major Quarter-Master W. A. Okes-Voysey, 1/4th (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) Battalion South Lancashire Regiment1914-15 Star (2739 Sjt. W. A. O. Voysey, S. Lan. R.); British War and Victory Medals, M.ID. Oak Leaves (2. Lieut. W. A. Oakes-Voysey.); Jubilee 1935; Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st Issue (2739. Sjt: W. A. O. Voysey. 1/4 S. Lan: R. - T.F.); Territorial Decoration, G..V.R., silver and silver-gilt, with integral top riband bar, mounted as worn, light contact marks, very fine or better (6)William Annesley Okes-Voysey was born in 1881 at Stourscombe, Lawhitton, Cornwall....

An outstanding Great War M.S.M. and Serbian Bravery Medal group of ten awarded to Corporal M. W. Connor, Simla Rifles, late Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and South Lancashire Regiment1914-15 Star (8503 Pte. M. Connor, S. Lan. R.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (8503 Pte. M. Connor. S. Lan. R.); War Medal 1939-45; Delhi Durbar 1911 (8503 Pte. M. Connor. S. Lan. R.), regimentally impressed naming; Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937; Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (27755 Pte. M. W. Connor. 1/Oxf: & Buck: L.I.); Volunteer Force Long Service, G.V.R. (C...

An impressive M.S.M. group of eight to Warrant Officer 1st Class W. C. Withers, Royal Scots Fusiliers, late Worcester Regiment, a long served Bandmaster and renowned march composerBritish War and Victory Medals (13232 Pte. W. C. Withers, Worc R.); General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (5239500 W. O. Cl.1. W. C. Withers. R. S. Fus.); Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Coronation 1937; Army L.S. & G.C. (5239500 W. O. Cl.1. W. C. Withers, R. S. Fus.); Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.VI.R. (5239500 W. O. Cl.1. W. C. Withers, R. S. Fus.), mounted as worn, light contact marks, the naming to the...

(x) A Second World War North-West Europe operations O.B.E. attributed to Lieutenant-Colonel W. A. Hildred, Royal Army Ordnance CorpsThe Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 2nd type breast badge, silver-gilt, the reverse contemporarily engraved 'Lt. Col. W. A. Hildred', nearly extremely fineO.B.E. London Gazette 24 January 1946. The original recommendation states:'This Officer joined 14/16 Army Ordnance Deopt in September 1944 from HQ 21 Army Group where he had already done excellent work. He took over No.1 M.T. Stores Sub Depot from an Officer who had given...

A fine Second World War Normandy immediate M.C. group of eight awarded to Major J. M. Webb, Canadian Army, late Royal Welch Fusiliers and onetime attached Warwickshire RegimentMilitary Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse officially dated '1944'; 1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; United Nations Emergency Force Medal 1956-57; Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, E.II.R.; Canadian Forces Decoration, E.II.R. (Capt. J. M. Webb), mounted as worn, generally very fine (8)M.C. London Gazette 21 December 1944. Then original recommendation for an immediate award states:'Lieut...

A fine Second World War B.E.F. 1940 operations D.C.M. group of eight awarded to Major T. G. Williams, Army Cadet Force, late Royal Scots Fusiliers and Cameronians, who post-war won a mention in despatches for his services in MalayaDistinguished Conduct Medal, G.VI.R. (3129046 Sjt. T. G. Williams, R.S. Fus.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Malaya, G.VI.R., with M.I.D. oak leaf (3129046 W.O. Cl. 2 T. G. Williams, D.C.M., Cameronians), generally very fine or better (8) D.C.M. London Gazette 27 Augus...

'There was a large cross-roads in this village at which the Group was supposed to turn right in the direction of Lessines, but, when they were still half a mile from it, anti-tank guns opened fire - the first to do so since the Somme - and the two leading tanks were knocked out. The first tank to be hit was Major F. J. C. Bowes-Lyon's (No. 2 Squadron), but, although three shells landed on it, it did not start to burn until the third hit, and the gunner, Guardsman Binns, was able to destroy two of the enemy guns before bailing out.This successful opening invited the belief that the rest of the...

A fine Second World War 'Crossing of the River Senio' immediate M.M. group of seven awarded to Haviladar G. Jalani, 3/8th Punjab RegimentMilitary Medal, G.VI.R. (15152 Hav Ghulam Jalani Punjab R); India General Service 1936-39, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1937-39 (15152 Sep. Ghulam Jilani, 3-8 Punjab R.); 1939-45 Star; Italy Star; Defence Medal 1939-45; India Service Medal 1939-45; Pakistan Independence Medal 1947 (15152 Hav Ghulam Jilani 8 Punjab R.), the second with officially re-impressed naming, good very fine (7)M.M. London Gazette 23 August 1945. The original recommendation - for an imm...

A Second World War ‘George Cross action’ G.M. group of six awarded to Corporal A. P. French, Royal Engineers, who displayed exceptional courage in rescue work during an enemy air raid on Tripoli on the night of 19 March 1943In closing a fiercely burning ammunition ship - which was ‘showering tracer shells and other debris in all directions’ - his Eureka boat was so badly damaged that it was put out of action for a weekGeorge Medal, G.VI.R., 2nd issue (2014046 Cpl. A. P. French, R.E.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, the first - a late issue - with contact...

A Second World War B.E.M. group of five awarded to Sergeant A. E. Kempson, Welsh Guards, who was lucky to survive a close encounter with 'fanatical paratroops' in the Rhineland in March 1945 - his Bren gun was nearly cut in half by an enemy bazooka roundBritish Empire Medal, G.VI.R., Military Division (2734082 Sgt. Albert E. Kemspon); 1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, right-hand side of B.E.M. suspension carriage sprung, otherwise good very fine (5)B.E.M. London Gazette 8 June 1944. The original recommendation states:'Sergeant Kempson joined the Regiment in...

Sold by Order of the Recipient'My operational area included New Lodge Area of north Belfast - centre of IRA activity - were I operated day and night under constant threat of sniping, ambush and nail bomb attack'Ingham on the tour which earned him the B.E.M.An early 'Northern Ireland' B.E.M. group of five to Major L. Ingham, Royal Regiment of FusiliersA talented Radio Operator and Telegraphist, Ingham took command of a Platoon at short notice and led it with distinction through the Troubles -his resultant B.E.M. was the first award bestowed upon the BattalionHaving joined the Army as a Junior S...

'On Thursday of last week, the new Army airship "Eta," with Major the Hon. Claud Brabazon in command, and with Lieut. the Hon. James Boyle and Lieut. Hetherington on board, cruised from Farnborough to Colchester, descending for the night in the park of the Benchurch [Berechurch] Hall estate. She returned to Farnborough the following day …'Flight, 25 October 1913, refers.A rare pioneer aviator's Great War O.B.E. group of six awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel Hon. C. M. P. Brabazon: a leading light in airships - and founding officer of the Irish Guards - he was seconded to the Royal Flying Corps, Ro...

(x) A scarce Great War A.F.C. group of three awarded to Lieutenant F. W. Morter, Royal Air Force, late Royal Warwickshire Regiment and Royal Flying Corps, who was a professional cricketer for Warwickshire in the early 1920'sAir Force Cross, G.V.R., the reverse contemporarily engraved ‘Lt. F. W. Morter, R. War. R. and R.A.F.’; British War and Victory Medals (Lt. F. W. Morter, R.F.C.), mounted as worn by Spink & Son, 5 King Street, London, good very fine (3)A.F.C. London Gazette 3 June 1919.Frank William Morter, who was born at Down, Kent in August 1897, was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the 3r...

Convey to the crews of 44 and 97 Squadrons who took part in the Augsburg raid, the following: the resounding blow which has been struck at the enemy’s submarine and tank building programme will echo round the world. The full effects of his submarine campaigns cannot be immediately apparent, but nevertheless they will be enormous. This gallant adventure penetrating deep into the heart of Germany in daylight and pressed home with outstanding determination in the face of bitter and unforeseen opposition takes its place amongst the most courageous operations of the war. It is moreover yet another...

‘Well John, how was the trip over, did you all get bored on the flight, or did you have things to keep you entertained, that y’all were doing?’Reporter upon arrival into Bahamas.‘Well, err, we all got stoned.’John Lennon.An exceptionally rare ‘B.O.A.C. Beatles Bahamas Special Flight’ menu signed by all four Beatles, together with co-stars from the blockbuster ‘Help!’, a gift to the pilot of reputedly ‘the most stoned flight in history’B.O.A.C. – Cunard Lunch and Afternoon Tea Menu, comprising an outer card menu of colourful and artistic design (274 x 190mm), with inner insert, title page ‘Beat...

An outstanding Second World War D.F.C., ‘special duties’ D.F.M. group of six awarded to Flying Officer G. L. Gamble, Royal Air Force, who flew 38 S.O.E. missions in No. 138 Squadron before undertaking a second tour of duty in Lancasters of No. 149 SquadronAmong agents delivered by him and his crew in 138 Squadron were three victims of Operation “Englandspiel”, the Abwehr’s successful penetration of S.O.E. in Holland; possibly, too, the gallant Eliane Plewman, who was executed at Dachau alongside Noor Inyat Khan, G.C. and two other women agents of S.O.E.Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., the...

'Resting in Interlaken, Germany was one thing and facing Old Trafford another. When I approached the ground and moved over the bridge along which our supporters had squeezed fifty abreast in there tens of thousands to shout for us, I could scarcely bear to look. I knew the ghosts of the babes would still be there, and there they are still, and they will always be there as long as those who saw them still cross the bridge, young, gay, red ghosts on the green grass of Old Trafford.'Matt Busby on his return to Old Trafford after visiting Germany in February 1958.A poignant 'Munich Air Disaster' M...

Sold by Order of a Direct DescendantA Second World War B.E.M. awarded to Miss M. W. Dobson, Civil DefenceBritish Empire Medal, Civil, E.II.R. (Miss Mary Wheeler Dobson), on ladies' bow riband, nearly extremely fine, in card box of issueB.E.M. London Gazette 4 January 1943:'Chief Woman Warden, Civil Defence Wardens Service, Birkenhead'.Mary Wheeler Dobson, who lived at Dorincourt, Talbot Road, Oxton, served as the Chief Woman Air Raid Warden and was appointed a Justice of the Peace for Birkenhead in November 1945 (Liverpool Evening Express, refers).Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For mor...

A post-war civil B.E.M. awarded to H. G. Jarvis, a Chief Stillman for Carless, Capel and Leonard Ltd. of LondonBritish Empire Medal, E.II.R., Civil Division (Henry George Jarvis), in its Royal Mint case of issue, impressed naming on pre-prepared ground, good very fineB.E.M. London Gazette 1 January 1960.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) A most attractive reduced-size Badge of the Order of the BathThe Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Military Division, a reduced-size Badge, circa 1830, 30mm, gold and enamel, fitted with a swivel-straight bar suspension and loop for wear, minor enamel loss to banner and wreath, otherwise good very fine, of high quality manufacture and an interesting example of the Order worthy of further studySubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.), Military Division, Commander’s 1st type neck Badge, silver-gilt and enamel, good very fine, with full original neck riband and in slightly damaged case of issueSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Royal Victorian Medal, G.VI.R., silver, unnamed as issued, nearly extremely fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Indian Order of Merit, Military Division, 1st type (1837-1912), gold and enamel, uninscribed, non-riveted reverse, likely of private manufacture, traces of minor repair to obverse central surround wreath at 11 o'clock and minor chip to enamel, otherwise very fine or better and interestingSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

A case of issue for the K.C.V.O.The Royal Victorian Order, case of issue for the Knight Commander's (K.C.V.O.) set of Insignia, by Collingwood, 46 Conduit Street, red leather outer with green velvet inserts, the reverse with label stating 'K.1187', the catch depressed, generally good very fine, with full and evening-width neck ribands with fitments for wearSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Three: Private Christopher Lindert, 1st Hussars, King’s German LegionMilitary General Service 1793-1814, 4 clasps, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthes, Toulouse (Christoph Lindert, 1st Hussars K.G.L.); Waterloo 1815 (Christoph Lindert, 1st Reg. Hussars K.G.L.) fitted with original steel clip and replacement silver bar suspension, naming a little weak in parts; Hanoverian Medal for the King’s German Legion 1841, unnamed as issued, contact marks, otherwise nearly very fine or better (3)Christopher Lindert was born at Geirhausen, Prussia. He is first traced on the muster rolls for the 2nd Light Dragoon...

Pair: Sergeant W. Russ, 82nd FootMilitary General Service 1793-1814, 7 clasps, Roleia, Vimiera, Corunna, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthes (William Russ, Serjt. 82nd. Foot); Army L.S. & G.C., W.IV.R. (William Russ, Serjeant 82nd Regiment. 1832.) fitted with original steel clip and bar suspension, edge bruising, particularly to the L.S. & G.C., very fine (2)Provenance:Elson Collection, Glendining's, September 1963.Nine 7-clasp Medals to the 82nd Foot.William Russ was born at Bath in 1794. Having enlisted in the 40th Foot in 1802 he went on to see nearly 30 years with the Colours, with his Che...

Pair: Lieutenant J. Campbell, Royal NavyNaval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Syria (J. Campbell, Lieut. R.N.), upon original riband and with wearing loop; St. Jean d'Acre 1840, silver, pierced with dual ring suspension, good very fine (2)James Campbell appears to be a scion of Clan Campbell, of Taymouth Castle, who entered the Royal Naval College Dartmouth in February 1821 and embarked H.M.S. Briton as Midshipman on the South American Station in December 1822. Having passed his examination, he joined Tweed as a Mate at the Cape of Good Hope. Appointed Acting Lieutenant in August 1830 on t...

A scarce First China War and Crimea War Bluejacket's pair awarded to Able Seaman G. H. Mould, Royal NavyChina 1840-42 (George H. Mould, H.M.S. North Star); Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (G. H. Mould, A.B.), original ribands, good very fine or better and toned (2)George Henry Mould was born at Codford, Wiltshire on 5 July 1825 and entered the Royal Navy as a boy rating in H.M.S. North Star in September 1841. He remained similarly employed until September 1846, a period of service embracing his participation in the First China War (Medal) and the New Zealand operations of 1845-46 (Medal);...

A scarce Maharajpoor and Sutlej campaign pair to Sergeant Charles Sturgeon, 16th Lancers, who was wounded in one of the regiment's celebrated charges at AliwalMaharajpoor Star 1843 (Corpl. Charles Sturgeon, H.M. 16th Lancers), fitted with riveted back strap and contemporary silver bar suspension; Sutlej 1845-46, for Aliwal (Serjt. Chas. Sturgeon, 16th Lancers), very fine and better (2)Charles Sturgeon was born in the Parish of St John's, Westminster, and enlisted on 12 August 1833. He appears to have been present at the capture of the fortress of Ghuznee in July 1839, being noted as entitled t...

A classic Victorian cavalry group of four awarded to Private J. Wharton, 9th LancersSutlej 1845-46, for Sobraon, no clasp (John Wharton, 9th Lancers); Punjab 1848-49, 2 clasps, Goojerat, Chilianwala (J. Wharton, 9th Lancers); Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 3 clasps, Lucknow, Relief of Lucknow, Delhi (John Wharton, 9th Lancers); Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., small letter reverse (1349 John Wharton, 9th Lancers), the Punjab Medal with severe edge bruising and contact wear, thus fair, the Sutlej Medal likewise worn and thus fine, the Mutiny Medal nearly very fine and the L.S. & G.C. good very fine (4)John Whar...

Pair: Inspector of Musketry J. F. Bergin, 40th FootNew Zealand 1845-66, reverse undated (511 Corpl. J. F. Bergin. 40th Foot); Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., small letter reverse (511 Sgt. I. of M. J. F. Bergin, 40th Foot), heavily polished, fair to fine, nonetheless scarce to rank (2)From 1857-83, each British Line Regiment Battalion would have an Instructor of Musketry as an Officer appointment, usually lasting from 3-5 years in length.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

A well-documented Crimean War group of three awarded to Corporal W. Shuttleworth, 55th FootCrimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (William Shuttleworth 2081 … egt.), depot impressed naming, regimental detail lost as a result of edge bruising; Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., small letter reverse (2081 Corpl. W. Shuttleworth, 55th Foot); Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian die, unnamed, together with a pair of silver star-shaped sporting awards and his related regimental badges, crown detached from one of the later and the Crimea Medal with contact wear, in addition to bruising, thus good fine or better (Lot)Wi...

A well-presented Crimea Medal pair awarded to Captain E. F. Twysden, 55th RegimentCrimea 1854-56, 3 clasps, Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol (Lieut. E. F. Twysden, 55th Foot), contemporarily engraved with additional inscription to left and right of naming, 'Presented by Her Majesty in Person, 18th May 1855', file marks by suspension claw and the Inkermann clasp an old tailor's copy with adapted side-carriage; Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian die, Hunt & Roskell striking (Captn. E. F. Twysden, 55th Regt.), contemporary engraved naming, together with a pair of related miniature dress medals and Daguerr...

Pair: Private G. Williamson, 82nd RegimentCrimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (George Williamson. 82nd Regt.), officially re-impressed naming; Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 claps, Relief of Lucknow (Geo. Williamson 82nd, Regt.), officially re-impressed naming, traces of lacquer, very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Private J. Gray, 82nd RegimentCrimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (No. 3235. Pte. James. Gray. 82nd. Regt. P.W.V.), regimentally impressed naming; Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Jas. Gray. 82nd Regt.), good very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Colour-Sergeant J. Looscan, Connaught Rangers, late 55th RegimentIndia General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Bhootan (863 J Looscan H'Ms. 55th Regt.); Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., small letter reverse (862. Cr. Sergt. J. Looscan. Conn: Rang:), contact marks, generally very fine (2)James Looscan was born in 1845 at Hollymount, County Mayo. Having previously served with the South Mayo Militia he enlisted in the Army at Preston in August 1863. He was discharged in 1886, having served a total of 22 years 223 days with the Colours; sold with copied service record.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium....

Pair: Kote Duffadar Allahdad Khan, 15th Bengal CavalryIndia General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, North West Frontier (Duffadar Allahdad Khan 15th Bengal Cavy.); Afghanistan 1878-80, no clasp (Kote Duffadar Allahdad Khan 15th Bengal Cavy.), contact marks, nearly very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Three: Rifleman K. Thappa, 2nd Gurkha RegimentIndia General Service 1854-95, 4 clasps, North-West Frontier, Looshai, Chin-Lushai 1889-90, Lushai 1889-92 (Rifleman Kurbeer Thappa 2d. Goorkha Regt.); Afghanistan 1878-80, no clasp (Rifleman Kurbeer Thappa 2nd Goorkha Regt.); Kabul to Kandahar Star 1880 (Rifleman Kurbeer Thappa, 2d. Goorkha Regt.), claw tighetened on first, very fine or better (3)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Three: Private A. Rahman, 21st Madras PioneersIndia General Service 1854-95, 2 clasps, Burma 1885-7, Chin Hills 1892-93 (1561 Pte. Abdool Rhyman 21st Madras Infy.); India General Service 1895-1902, 3 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Samana 1897, Tirah 1897-98 (1561 Pte. Abdul Rahman 21st Madras Pioneers); Indian Army L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (1561 Sepoy Abdur Rahman 81st Pioneers), first with plate and unofficial retaining rod between clasps, second with unofficial rivets, rank officially corrected on the third, nearly very fine (3)Provenance: Sotheby's, July 1979.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Pr...

‘A few minutes before 8 a.m. [on 31 January 1874], the firing began, and soon after, the white smoke was spouting, and the red musketry flashing, amid the dark bush in every direction. Breaking into skirmishing order, at a quick run, the 42nd Highlanders attacked the village [of Amoaful] … each company of Highlanders threw forward three sections of skirmishers, the fourth sections acting as supports as they advanced against an unseen foe … It was fortunate, says the ‘Daily News’ correspondent, that the enemy were using slugs, and not bullets, ‘or scarcely a man of the Black Watch would have li...

Pair: Colour-Sergeant C. Waller, 33rd (Duke of Wellington's) RegimentAbyssinia 1867-68 (199 Cr. Sergt. C. Waller 33rd D.W. Regt.); Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., small letter reverse (1307. Cr. Sgt. W. Waller. W. Rid: R.), engraved naming, the first with suspension re-affixed, minor edge bruising and light contact marks, very fine, the second better (2)On 13 April 1868, the 33rd Foot spearheaded the decisive British assault on King Theodore's hill-fortress of Magdala. Under fire, the regiment advanced up a sheer cliff-face and hacked through a defensive abatis of thorn bushes until Magdala's walls we...

Pair: Colour-Sergeant G. Lay, East Lancashire RegimentAfghanistan 1878-80, 1 clasp, Ahmed Khel (1118. Sergt. G. Lay. 59th. Foot.); Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., small letter reverse (1118. Cr. Sergt. G. Lay. E. Lan: R.), L.S.G.C. with repaired non-swivel suspension, contact marks and edge bruising, nearly very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Private W. Perry, East Lancashire RegimentAfghanistan 1878-80, 1 clasp, Ahmed Khel (806. Pte. W. Perry. 59th. Foot.); Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., small letter reverse (332. Pte. W. Perry. E. Lan: R.), contact marks and edge bruising, nearly very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Three: Lieutenant-Colonel J. J. Money-Simons, Indian ArmyAfghanistan 1878-80, 1 clasp, Kandahar (Capt. J. J. Money-Simons, 24th Regt. N.I.); Kabul to Kandahar Star (Captt. J. J. Money Simons, 24th Regt. N.I.), official Indian Army-style engraved naming; India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Hazara 1888 (Major J. J. Money Simons, 24th Bl. Infy.), mounted as worn, good very fine and toned (3)John James Money-Simons was born in London on 26 September 1844, the third of seven children of John Simons and his wife, Francesca, née Money.Having attended the Royal Military College Sandhurst, he purch...

Three: Gunner J. Reynolds, Royal ArtilleryEgypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 1 clasp, Tel-El-Kebir (14879: Gunr. J. Reynolds. R.A.); Afghanistan 1878-80, no clasp (5877. Gunr. J. Reynolds. H/1st. Bde. R.A.); Khedive's Star 1882, contact marks, very fine (3)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Pair: Private W. Lee, Gordon HighlandersEgypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 3 clasps, Tel-El-Kebir, Suakin 1884, El-Teb-Tamaai (575 Pte. W. Lee, 1/Gord. Highrs.); Khedive’s Star 1882, virtually no pitting from Star, thus good very fine (2) Sold with copied medal roll verification.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Driver T. Reed, Royal Horse ArtilleryEgypt and Sudan 1882-89, 1 clasp, Suakin 1885 (4403, Driv: T. Reed, G/B. R.H.A.); Khedive's Star 1882, unnamed as issued, light pitting from Star, very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Private J. Dempsey, East Lancashire RegimentIndia General Service 1895-1902, 1 clasp, Relief of Chitral 1895 (3413 Pte. J. Dempsey 1st. Bn. E. Lanc: Regt.); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 6 clasps, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing's Nek (3413 Pte. J. Dempsey. E. Lanc: Regt.), first very fine, second nearly extremely fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Four: Corporal C. Wariner, Military Foot Police, late Royal Sussex RegimentIndia General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (…C. Wariner Ryl. Suss…); British War and Victory Medals (P-221 Cpl. C. Wariner. M.F.P.); Army L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R (3941 Bndsmn: C. Wariner. R. Sussex Regt.), polished throughout, obscuring part of naming to first, fine (4)C. Wariner served with the Corps of Military Foot Police during the Great War. Having started the war numbering but a few hundred, they would grow to approximately 25,000 men by the end of 1918. They operated to assist...

Pair: Driver F. Din, 5th Bombay Mountain BatteryQueen's Sudan 1896-98 (654. Dr. Fazl Din. 5/Bom. Mt. By); Khedive's Sudan 1896-1908 (654 Driver Fazl Din 5th Bo: Mn. By:), nearly extremely fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Major C. L. Veal, Welsh Regiment, late East Surrey Regiment, who bookended a First Class Cricket career between being severely wounded at Paardeberg and twice during the Great WarQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Paaredeberg, Transvaal (Lieut. C. L. Veal. Welsh Regt.); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (Lieut. C. L. Veal. Welsh Regt.), first with neatly repaired non-swivel suspension, die flaw at 5 o'clock but not obscuring naming, thus nearly very fine (2)Provenance:Sotheby's, March 1982, Lot 295.Charles Lewis Veal w...

(x) Pair: Driver G. Gosling, Royal Field Artillery, who was severely wounded at Witporteje in May 1901Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal (83044 Dr. G. Gosling, 78th Bty. R.F.A.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (83044 G. Gosling, R.F.A.), polished, thus good fine or better (2) George Gosling, who was born in Bethnal Green, enlisted in the Royal Artillery in January 1891, aged 18 years.Embarked for South Africa as a Driver in 78th Battery, R.F.A., he was severely wounded at Witporteje...

Pair: Sergeant G. A. D. Davies, Royal Field ArtilleryQueen's South Africa 1899-1901, 6 clasps, Cape Colony, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen (94050 Cpl. G. A. D. Davies, 82nd Bty: R.F.A.); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (94050 Serjt: G. A. D. Davies. R.F.A.), very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Private J. Loyden, South Lancashire RegimentQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing's Nek (4110 Pte. J. Loyden. S. Lanc: Regt.); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (4110 Pte. J. Loyden. S. Lanc: Regt.), good very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Private J. Wesley, Liverpool RegimentQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Defence of Ladysmith, Laing's Nek, Belfast (5710 Pte. J. Wesley, Liverpool Regt.); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (5710 Pte. J. Wesley. Liverpool Regt.), nearly extremely fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Three: Private C. E. Maynard, Loyal North Lancashire RegimentQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Defence of Kimberley, Orange Free State, Transvaal (4482 Pte. C. E. Maynard, 1st L.N. Lanc. Regt.); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (4482 Pte. C. Maynard. L.N. Lanc. Regt.); Mayor of Kimberley's Star 1899-1900, reverse bearing date hallmark 'b' for Alfred Darby, Birmingham 1901, unnamed as issued, lacking top suspension, mounted as worn, light contact marks and edge bruising, generally very fine (3)C. E. Maynard served as a Private with the 1st Batt...

Three: Private H. Kirby, King's Royal Rifle CorpsQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing's Nek (9063 Pte. H. Kirby. K.R.R.C.); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (9063 Pte. H. Kirby. K.R.R.C.); Africa General Service 1902-1956, 1 clasp, Somaliland 1902-04 (9063 Pte. A. Kirby. K.R.R.C.), light contact marks overall, very fine (3)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Four: Sergeant R. J. Ross, New Zealand Veterinary Corps, late South African ConstabularyQueen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (3546 Tpr. R. J. Ross, S.A.C.); 1914-15 Star (17/171 Sjt. R. J. Ross, N.Z.E.F.)); British War and Victory Medals (17/171 Sjt. R. J. Ross, N.Z.E.F.), together with N.Z.V.C. badge, the first with edge bruise, generally very fine (5)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Four: Sergeant H. A. Emberson, South African Veterinary Corps, late Kitchener’s Horse, who was taken P.O.W. near Paardeberg in February 1900 Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Transvaal (3153 Tpr. H. Emberson, Kitchener’s Horse); 1914-15 Star Pte. H. A. Emberson, S.A.V.C.); British War and Bi-lingual Victory Medals (Sjt. H. A. Emberson, S.A.V.C.), mounted as worn, very fine and better (4)Harry Alexander Emberson was taken P.O.W. near Paardeberg on 18 February 1900; he was subsequently released when British troops entered Pretoria. During...

'Advancing over open fields, within range of German machine-guns and artillery, British losses were devastating.'Military Operations France and Belgium, 1915: Battles of Aubers Ridge, Festubert and Loos, refers.Four: Lance-Corporal A. Deller, 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, who was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Loos, on which occasion Sergeant H. Wells, a Battalion comrade, won the Victoria CrossQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1902 (6422 Pte. A. Deller. Rl: Sussex Regt.); 1914 Star, with copy clasp (6422 Pte. A. D...

Family group:Six: Driver J. H. Boorman, Royal ArtilleryQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State (27846 Dr. J. H. Boorman, R.F.A.); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (27846 Dvr. J. H. Boorman, R.F.A.); 1914 Star (7930 Dvr. J. H. Boorman, R.F.A.); British War and Victory Medals (RFRA-7930 Dvr. J. H. Boorman, R.A.); Defence Medal 1939-45, both Boer War awards with official corrections to naming and the clasps re-affixed tailor's copies, generally very fineThree: Gunner A. P. R. Boorman, Royal Artillery1914 Star (10394 Gnr....

Five: Sergeant S. Wright, Essex Regiment Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 6 clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast (3313 Cpl. S. Wright, 1st Essex Regt.); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (3313 Serjt: S. Wright. Essex Regt.); 1914-15 Star (15736 Sjt. S. Wright, Essex R.); British War and Victory Medals (15736 Sjt. S. Wright, Essex R.), mounted as worn, edge bruise to first, otherwise nearly very fine (5)S. Wright served in France with the 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment from 4 October 1915. In 1916 the...

Three: Petty Officer T. J. Haley, Royal NavyChina 1900, no clasp (T. J. Haley, Lg. Smn., Nl. Depot Wei-Hai-Wei); British War medal 1914-20 (163619 T. J. Haley, P.O., R.N.); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (163619 T. J. Haley, P.O. 1 Cl., H.M.S. Mercury), the second with officially re-impressed naming, contact marks, nearly very fine or better (3)Thomas John Haley was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire on 7 January 1861 and entered the Royal Navy as an Able Seaman in November 1891, direct from prior service at sea. One of his early seagoing appointments was in H.M.S. Camperdown (September 1892-Sept...

Pair: Regimental Sergeant-Major W. Cobb, 12th LancersArmy L.S. & G.C., V.R., small letter reverse (1343. Qr. Mr. Sgt. W. Cobb. 12th Lancers), engraved naming; Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st type (R. S. Mjr W. Cobb. 12-Lrs.), nearly extremely fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Three: Police Constable J. Dempster, Metropolitan PoliceJubilee 1897, bronze, Metropolitan Police issue (P.C. J. Dempster, E Divn.); Coronation 1902, bronze, Metropolitan Police issue (P.C. J. Dempster, E Div.); Coronation 1911 (P.C. J. Dempster), very fine and better (3) John Dempster was born in Falkirk, Scotland in April 1865 and joined the Metropolitan Police in January 1890. He was a big man for age, weighing in at nearly 12-stone and standing at over six feet. Appointed a P.C. in A Division, he transferred to E Division (Holborn) later in the same year and served for many years at Bo...

(x) Pair: Police Constable A. Coles, Metropolitan PoliceCoronation 1902, bronze, Metropolitan Police issue (P.C. A. Coles, G Div.); Coronation 1911, Metropolitan Police issue (P.C. A. Coles), mounted as worn, very fine or better (2)Arthur Coles, who was born in Paddington, London, served briefly in the Royal West Surrey Regiment in 1898, before joining the Metropolitan Police. He subsequently served as a P.C. in G Division (Finsbury) and S Division (Hampstead), prior to his retirement in February 1926.Sold with the recipient’s original Army parchment discharge papers and three portrait photogr...

Three: 2nd Lieutenant R. C. L. Pilliner, Royal Field Artillery, who gallantly saved the guns at Le Cateau and was killed in action at Armentieres on 4 November 1914 1914 Star (2. Lieut: R. C. L. Pilliner. R.F.A.); British War and Victory Medals (2 Lieut. R. C. L. Pilliner), generally good very fine (3)Rupert Coldrick Laybourne Pilliner served with the 127th Battery, 29th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, arriving in France on 23 August 1914.On 26 August, after a march of 20 miles, 127 Battery fought a desperate action at Le Cateau. Holding its position for five hours despite heavy shell-fire, th...

Three: Lance-Corporal A. C. Hughes, late Private and Bandsman, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment1914 Star, with copy bar (8715 Bndsmn: A. C. Hughes, 2/Notts:& Derby: R); British War and Victory Medals (3715 Pte. A. C. Hughes. Notts.& Derby. R.), nearly very fine (3)Arthur Clarence Hughes arrived in France with the 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters on 8 September 1914 and quickly saw action on the Aisne.He was one of a small number of 2nd Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire 'Old Contemptibles' to survive the war, the Regiment experiencing significant casualties at Neuve Chapelle and Loos in 19...

Three: Sergeant A. Glass, Norfolk Regiment, late Border Regiment and East Surrey Regiment1914 Star, copy clasp (L-9107 Pte. A. Glass, 1/E.Surr:R.); British War and Victory Medals (9107 Sjt. A. Glass, E.Surr.R.), very fine (3)Alfred Glass served with the 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment from 6 September 1914. He later transferred to the 3rd Battalion, Border Regiment and 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Three: Private W. Snow, Suffolk Regiment, late Essex Regiment1914 Star (8825 Pte. W. Snow, 2/Essex R.); British War and Victory Medals (8825 Pte. W. Snow, Essex R.), very fine (3)William Snow served with the 2nd Battalion, the Essex Regiment from 22 August 1914. His MIC notes entitlement to a Silver War Badge.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Three: Private W. Jackson, South Staffordshire Regiment1914 Star (7104 Pte. W. Jackson. 2/S. Staff: R.); British War and Victory Medals (7104 Pte. W. Jackson. S. Staff. R.), good very fine (3)Walter Jackson sailed from Southampton aboard S.S. Irrawaddy and arrived at Le Havre on 12 August 1914.Part of 6th Brigade, 2nd Division, the South Staffordshire Regiment surprised a German column at Hautevesnes on 10 September and took over 450 prisoners; the regiment's own losses were 2 officers wounded, 1 man killed, and 5 wounded.The regiment arrived at Ypres on 20 October and occupied reserve positio...

Three: Corporal P. Barre, Royal Engineers1914 Star (29819 Sapr: P. Barre. R.E.); British War and Victory Medals (29819 Cpl. P. Barre: R.E.); Imperial Service Medal, G.VI.R (Philip Barre), good very fine or better (3)Phillip Barre served in the Postal Section of the Royal Engineers, arriving in France on 3 November 1914. In all likelihood he gained his Imperial Service Medal for postal services after the Great War; sold with copied MIC.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Four: Lieutenant A. Lefevre, Royal Navy, who served in the aircraft carrier H.M.S. Riviera 1915-171914-15 Star (Lieut. A. Lefevre, R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. A. Lefevre, R.N.); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., V.R., narrow suspension (P.O. 1st Cl., H.M.S. Conquest), this last with one or two edge bruises, otherwise generally good very fine (4)Alfred Lefevre, who was born in Exeter in 1857, entered the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class in April 1871. Having gained advancement to Petty Officer 1st Class by August 1884, he went on to serve in H.M.S. Conquest off the East Coast of Africa...

The Great War campaign group of three awarded to Commander Sir Roger Twysden, Bt., Royal Navy, who distinguished himself under a heavy fire in the destroyer H.M.S. Petard at JutlandIn the battle's night action, Petard closed to within 600 yards of the German battleships and was caught in their searchlights, and was hit several times at point-blank range, the first such salvo wiping out her 4-inch gun and crew and wrecking the after cabins and killing her surgeon. Petard's captain, Lieutenant-Commander E. C. O. Thomson, was awarded the D.S.O., and Twysden, who took over as his No. 1 when Lieute...

Three: Leading Seaman C. B. Abbott, Royal Fleet Reserve, late Royal Navy, who was seconded to the Royal Australian Navy during the Great War1914-15 Star (201006 C. B. Abbott, L.S., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (201006 C. B. Abbott, L.S., R.N.), very fine or better (3)Charles Bernacoat Abbott was born at Bideford, Devon on 27 August 1882 and entered the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class in September 1898. Having then gained advancement to Leading Seaman, he came ashore and enrolled in the Royal Fleet Reserve in August 1912.In the following year he joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Lead...

Four: Able Seaman F. J. Groves, Royal Navy1914-15 Star (218259 F. J. Groves, A.B., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (218259 F. J. Groves. A.B. R.N.); Royal Fleet Reserve L.S. & G.C., G.V.R. (218259 Po. B. 8251 F. J. Groves. A.B. R.F.R.), nearly extremely fine (4)Frederick George Groves was born at Lewes, Sussex in July 1886. He enlisted in the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class in 1904 and during the Great War served at Vernon before transferring to Royalist on 17 January 1917. Serving with the 1st Cruiser Squadron, Royalist was converted to carry 74 mines after the Battl...

Eight: Able Seaman W. Godfrey, Royal Navy1914-15 Star (J. 2101 W. Godrey, A.B., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (J. 2101 W. Godrey, A.B., R.N.); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, the second with slack suspension claw and the Great War awards polished, thus fine or better, otherwise good very fine (8)Walter Godfrey was born at Brentwood, Essex in August 1892 and entered the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class in July 1905.By the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914, he was serving as an Able Seaman in the battleship H.M.S. Dreadnought and he remained si...

Family group:Three: Lieutenant C. H. Cunnington, Wiltshire Regiment, attached Machine Gun Corps1914-15 Star (2 Lieut. C. H. Cunnington, Wilts. R.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. C. H. Cunnington), together with the recipient's Silver War Badge, the reverse officially numbered '290888', in (damaged) card boxes of issue, extremely fineThree: Lieutenant F. W. B. Cunnington, Army Service Corps1914-15 Star (2 Lieut. F. W. B. Cunnington, A.S.C.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. F. W. B. Cunnington), in (damaged) card boxes of issue, extremely finePair: Surgeon Lieutenant T. M. Cunnin...

Three: Bombardier R. E. Franklin, Royal Artillery1914-15 Star (M639 Bmbr: R. E. Franklin. R.F.A.); British War and Victory Medals (11639 Bmbr. R. E. Franklin. R. A.), generally nearly very fine (3)Reginald E. Franklin arrived in France on 26 September 1915; sold with copied MIC.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Three: Acting Sergeant D. Robertson, Royal Engineers, late Seaforth Highlanders1914-15 Star (S-2465 Pte. D. Robertson, Seaforth.); British War and Victory Medals (S-2465 A-Sjt. D. Robertson, Seaforth.), nearly very fine (3)David Robertson served in France with the Seaforth Highlanders from 4 February 1915 and was discharged on 30 December 1918. His MIC notes entitlement to a Silver War Badge.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Four: Corporal J. C. Fielding, Royal Engineers (Waterways & Railways), late West Riding Regiment1914-15 Star (1514 Pte. J. C. Fielding, W. Rid. R.); British War and Victory Medals (1514 Cpl. J. C. Fielding, W. Rid. R.); Territory Force Efficiency Medal, G.V.R. (WR - 1768672 Cpl. J. C. Fielding, R.E.), good very fine or better (4)John Charles Fielding enlisted as a Corporal in the West Riding Regiment and served in France from 14 April 1915. Transferring to the 3rd West Riding of Yorkshire Field Company, Royal Engineers (Waterways & Railways), he was discharged from the railway troop depot on 3...

Three: Sergeant J. McMorrine, Border Regiment1914-15 Star (5436 Sjt. J. McMorrine. Bord: R.); British War and Victory Medals (5436 A. Sjt. J. McMorrine. Bord. R.), very fine or better (3)James McMorrine, a native of Dock Park Terrace, Dumfries served with the 7th Battalion, Border Regiment in France from 24 July 1915. He was killed in action aged 44 at Ypres on 25 September 1915, and is commemorated on Panel 35 of the Menin Gate Memorial; sold with transmittal letter for his Great War awards and copied MIC.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Condit...

Three: Private W. T. Smith, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry1914-15 Star (3-5977 Pte. W. T. Smith. D. of Corn: L. I.); British War and Victory Medals (3-5977: Pte. W. T. Smith. D. of Corn. L. I.), the last two mounted as worn on a silver brooch bar, hallmarks for J. W. Tiptaft & Son, Birmingham, 1914, very fine or better (3)William T. Smith served with the Special Reserve, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry in France from 21 May 1915; sold with copied MIC.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Three: Trumpeter R. C. Edwards, 1st County of London Yeomanry (Middlesex, Duke of Cambridge's Hussars)1914-15 Star (2137 Tptr. R. C. Edwards, C. of Lond. Yeo.); British War and Victory Medals (2137 Pte. R. C. Edwards. 1-Co. of Lond. Y.), nearly very fine and rare (3)Rowland C. Edwards first served in Egypt from 7 May 1915 with the 1st County of London Yeomanry and later as a Private in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and Lancers. The 1st County of London Yeomanry was a volunteer cavalry regiment originally raised in 1797 and based at the Duke of York's Headquarters, Chelsea, at the start of the Grea...

Three: Lance-Corporal, late Drummer, G. A. Ralph, Royal Sussex Regiment1914-15 Star (L-9234 Dmr: G. A. Ralph. R. Suss: R.); British War and Victory Medals (L-9234 Pte. G. A. Ralph. R. Suss. R.), naming worn in places, contact marks and pitting to second good fine (3)George A. Ralph entered the Asiatic theatre of war on 17 August 1915; sold with copied MIC.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Three: Private C. Lamrock, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers1914-15 Star (15675 Pte. C. Lawrock, R. Innis: Fus:); British War and Victory Medals (15675 Pte. C. Lamrock, R. Innis. Fus.), note surname spelling, very fine (3)Charles Lamrock served in France from 5 October 1915. His MIC notes entitlement to a Silver War Badge.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Three: Private E. G. Rawlings, Essex Regiment1914-15 Star (22527 Pte. E. G. Rawlings, Essex R.); British War and Victory Medals (22527 Pte. E. G. Rawlings, Essex R.), nearly very fine (3)E. G. Rawlings served in the Balkans from 6 September 1915 with the 1st Garrison Essex Regiment, and was discharged class 'Z' on 25 April 1919; sold with copied MIC.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Three: Private H. Lowe, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment, who died at Gallipoli on 15 November 1915, the day on which Winston Churchill resigned from the Cabinet on account of the campaign1914-15 Star (20181 Pte. H. Lowe, Essex R.); British War and Victory Medals (20181 Pte. H. Lowe. Essex R.), nearly very fine (7)Harry Lowe was born in Bradshaw, Lancashire, the son of Andrew and Abigail Lowe of Bradshaw Head Farm, Tollington. He arrived at Gallipoli on 19 September 1915 following the disastrous Battle of Krithia Vineyard a month before, where the 1st Essex, as part of the 88th Brigade were effe...

Three: Corporal J. A. Rayne, Seaforth Highlanders, who was killed in action during the desperate final action at Sannaiyat in the attempt to relieve the siege of Kut Al Amara1914-15 Star (S-6050 Pte (A.Cpl.) J. A. Rayne, Sea: Highrs); British War and Victory Medals (S-6050 Cpl. J. A. Rayne, Sea. Highrs.), very fine (3)James Alexander Rayne was the son of James and Mary Rayne of 38 Dorien Road, Raynes Park, London. He first served briefly with the Seaforth Highlanders in France from 7 October 1915, before being transferred to Mesopotamia. The Highlanders were attached to the Indian Division and...

Three: Lance-Corporal H. Cotterill, 1/8th Liverpool Regiment, who was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme, when his Battalion was 'annihilated' in the desperate third attempt to capture the village of Guillemont in August 19161914-15 Star (3972 Pte. H. Cotterill, L'Pool R.); British War and Victory Medals (3972 Pte. H. Cotterill, L'Pool R.), very fine (3)Harry Cotterill was born in Wolverhampton and lived at Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. He enlisted in the 1/8th Battalion, Liverpool Regiment and served in France from 28 June 1915.The worse single day for casualties in British military...

Three: Private D. W. Kirkdale, Royal Army Medical Corps1914-15 Star (56656 Pte. D. W. Kirkdale, R.A.M.C.); British War and Victory Medals (56656 Pte. D. W. Kirkaldie, R.A.M.C.), note surname, good very fine (3)Daniel Wilkins Kirkdale was born in Larne, Ireland in March 1888. He is noted as having two MICs, one referring to him as Kirkdale and confirming his eligibility for the 1914-15 Star with service in the Balkans from 5 November 1915, and the other recording his surname as Kirkaldie, but both with identical service numbers as a Private in the R.A.M.C. and Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders...

(x) Three: Corporal J. W. Arundel, Wiltshire Regiment, who was killed in action at Gallipoli in August 19151914-15 Star (12532 Cpl. J. W. Arundel, Wilts. R.); British War and Victory Medals (12532 Cpl. J. W. Arundel, Wilts. R.), minor correction to unit on the second, good very fine (3)John William Arundel was born and lived in Eastbourne and enlisted at Uxbridge, Middlesex. Drafted to the 5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment, he was killed in action in the assault on Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, on 10 August 1915. His name is commemorated on the Helles Memorial.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in ad...

Three: Captain W. H. Miller1914-15 Star (Lieut. W. H. Miller); British War and Victory Medals (Capt. W. H. Miller), nearly extremely fine (3)Two men of this name with MIC's, a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps and the other in the Punjabis; together with the recipient's mounted group of three miniature dress medals.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Three: Private E. G. Perry, South Lancashire Regiment1914-15 Star (16770 Pte. E. G. Perry. S. Lan. R.); British War and Victory Medals (16770 Pte. E. G. Perry. S. Lan. R.), mounted as worn, nearly very fine (3)Ernest G. Perry served with the 9th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment in France from 9 September 1915; his MIC notes 'Dup. sub. Deleted - 8c'.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Three: Private A. H. Hunt, South Lancashire Regiment1914-15 Star (1445 Pte. A. H. Hunt. S. Lan: R.); British War and Victory Medals (1445 Pte. A. H. Hunt. S. Lan. R.), mounted as worn, contact marks overall, nearly very fine (3)Albert H. Hunt served with the South Lancashire Regiment in France from 13 February 1915 and was discharged under King's Regulation Paragraph 392 xxi (Termination of period of engagement) on 29 September 1917; sold with copied MIC.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Three: Private A. L. Kemp, Machine Gun Corps, late South Lancashire Regiment1914 Star (1465 Pte. A. L. Kemp, S. Lan. R.); British War and Victory Medals (1465 Pte. A. L. Kemp. S. Lan. R.), mounted as worn, very fine (3)Arthur L. Kemp served with the South Lancashire Regiment on the Western Front from 12 February 1915 and was later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps; sold with copied MIC.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Three: Private J. C. Firmin, Army Service Corps1914-15 Star (SS-14673 Pte. J. C. Firmin. A.S.C.); British War and Victory Medals (SS-14673 Pte. J. C. Firmin. A.S.C.), mounted as worn, generally very fine (3)John Charles Firman served as a Corporal with the Army Service Corps in Gallipoli, arriving in that theatre on 28 September 1915. On 6 October he was reduced to Private for misconduct; sold with related riband bar and copied MIC.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Family group:Pair: Sergeant A. T. Hall, 19th Battalion, London Regiment1914-15 Star (2777. Pte. A. T. Hall. 19-Lond. R.); British War Medal 1914-20 (2777 Sjt. A. T. Hall 19-Lond. R.), together with the recipient's Memorial Plaque in card envolope of issue (Arthur Thomas Hall), extremely finePair: Private H. R. Hall, 19th Battalion, London RegimentBritish War and Victory Medals (613729 Pte. H. R. Hall 19-Lond. R.), extremely fine (5)Arthur Thomas Hall was born in 1892, the son of Arthur Augustus Hall of Thorpedale Road, Finsbury Park. He served with 'A' Company, 19th Battalion, London Regiment...

Nine: Warrant Officer Class 1 J. Russell, Gordon Highlanders1914-15 Star (S-2866 L. Sjt. J. Russell, Gord. Highrs.); British War and Victory Medals (S-2866 Sjt. J. Russell, Gord. Highrs.); France and Germany Star; War Medal 1939-45; Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937; Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 2nd issue (2865752 W.O. Cl. 1 J. Russell, Gordons); Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., crowned bust (2865752 W.O. Cl. 1 J. Russell, Gordons), the Great War awards worn and polished overall, fine, the remainder very fine or better (9)Sold with medal roll verification for the Jubilee and Coronation awards....

Five: Major E. S. Farbrother, Indian Army Reserve of Officers (Veterinary Branch)1914-15 Star (Lieut. E. S. Farbrother. I.A.R.O.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt. E. S. Farbrother); Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937, the first three mounted as worn, nearly extremely fine (5)Ernest Samuel Farbrother was born in July 1890 at Leeds, West Yorkshire. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Cavalry Branch of the Indian Army Reserve of Officers on 9 July 1915, being promoted Captain before the War's end. His Great War awards were claimed via the India Office in March 1922 and delivered to him at...

'Captain Blackader was not the first of his family to serve his country abroad, an earlier member, Lieutenant-Colonel John Blackader, of the Cameronian Regiment, fought under Marlborough in the wars of Queen Anne, and was later appointed Governor of Stirling Castle; and one hundred years later Henry Home Blackader served with considerable distinction as a Surgeon in the Army at the Battle of Waterloo … 'His entry on McGill University's Roll of Honour, refers.A poignant and well-documented Great War group of three awarded to Captain G. H. Blackader, 42nd Royal Highlanders of CanadaA prominent a...

Three: Lieutenant C. W. Brownell, King Edward's Horse, late 5th Mounted Rifles1914-15 Star (Sjt. C. W. Brownell. 5th M.R.); British War and Victory Medals (1344 A. Sjt. C. W. Brownell. K. Edw. H.), very fine (3)Charles William Brownell served initially with the 5th Mounted Rifles (1914-15 Star) before transferring as a Trooper to King Edward's Horse and entering France on 24 April 1916. He received a commission on 22 February 1918; sold with copied MIC.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Three: Sergeant R. J. Dales, Wellington Infantry Battalion, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, who was wounded at Gallipoli in August 19151914-15 Star (10/214 Sjt. R. J. Dales, N.Z.E.F.); British War and Victory Medals (10/214 Sjt. R. J. Dales, N.Z.E.F.), generally very fine (3)Robert Jackson Dales attested for the New Zealand Expeditionary Force at Masterton in August 1914. Posted as a Signaller Sergeant to the Wellington Infantry Battalion, he was embarked for the Dardanelles, and he was wounded by shrapnel in his left arm in the assault on Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli on 10 August 1915. Evacuat...

Three: Sister E. W. Cooke, Territorial Force Nursing Service, who sailed on the maiden voyage of the Britannic, before seeing service in Mesopotamia and France, where she was invalided as a result of '...aerial bombing at Etaples'1914-15 Star (Sister E. W. Cooke. T.F.N.S.); British War and Victory Medals (Sister E. W. Cooke.), nearly extremely fine (3)Ethel Winifred Cooke was born in at Cardiff in September 1879 and enrolled in the Territorial Force Nursing Service on 25 August 1909, whilst living at The Uplands, Newport. Mobilised on 11 August 1914, she served aboard the H.M. Hospital Ship Br...

Three: Chauffeur R. B. Summerhill, British Red Cross Society, who died in service1914-15 Star (R. B. Summerhill, B.R.C.S.); British War and Victory Medals (R. B. Summerhill, B.R.C.S.), light contact marks, nearly very fine (3)Robert B. Summerhill served in France from 4 February 1915 and died whilst serving with the British Red Cross Society.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Gunner H. J. Fowler, Royal Marine Artillery, who was wounded in June 1918 in France with the Howitzer BrigadeBritish War and Victory Medals (R.M.A. 15600 Gr. H. J. Fowler.), very fine (2)Henry John Fowler was born on 25 June 1898 at Newent, Worcester, and enlisted into the Royal Marine Artillery at Bristol on 30 April 1917, giving his occupation as a farm labourer. Initially serving as a Private with the Howitzer Brigade, he was promoted from Gunner 2nd Class to Gunner on 3 January 1918. Wounded in the field on 12 June 1918, he was discharged in September 1919, his character and ability...

(x) Four: Superintendent L. C. Peel, Metropolitan Police, late Royal NavyBritish War and Victory Medals (M. 21586 L. C. Peel, V.A., R.N.); Defence Medal 1939-45; Police Exemplary Service, G.VI.R., 2nd issue (Ch. Inspr. Leonard C. Peel), good very fine (4)Leonard Charles Peel was born at Clapham, London in August 1897 and entered the Royal Navy as a Victualling Assistant in July 1916. Among other wartime appointments, he served in the battleship H.M.S. Dreadnought from December 1916 until August 1918.Demobilised in June 1919, he joined the Metropolitan Police in September of the same year, when...

Pair: Able Seaman G. Whittaker, Royal Naval Volunteer ReserveBritish War and Victory Medals (T.Z. 10778 G. Whittaker, A.B., R.N.V.R.), generally very fine (2)George Whittaker was born at North Bierley, Bradford, Yorkshire on 15 August 1887 and joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as an Ordinary Seaman in July 1916. He subsequently served in defensively armed merchant ships and was demobilised in March 1919; sold with copied service record.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

A notable Great War campaign pair awarded to Able Seaman R. S. Palferman, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, who saw much action as a member of Nelson and Anson Battalions, Royal Naval DivisionWounded in the attack on Beaucourt in November - on which occasion Lieutenant-Colonel Bernard Freyberg won the V.C. - he was killed in action on the second day of the battle of Canal du Nord in September 1918British War and Victory Medals (W.Z. 1278 R. S. Palferman, A.B. R.N.V.R.), very fine (2)Reginald Samuel Palferman was born on 3 March 1897 and lived at 10 St. John's Road, Swansea, later 149 Manselton Ro...

(x) Five: Lieutenant H. L. Jones, Royal Air Force, late Royal Naval Air ServiceBritish War and Victory Medals (Lieut. H. L. Jones, R.A.F.), in their card boxes of issue, with related Air Ministry slip dated 11 December 1923 and registered envelope; 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; War Medal 1939-45, in their card forwarding box addressed to the recipient at Ashbourne Road, Liverpool, good very fine and better (5) H. L. Jones appears to have received a commission in the Royal Flying Corps in November 1917, his service record noting he held a Board of Trade certificate for navigation and seamanship....

Three: Private 1st Class E. James, Royal Air ForceBritish War and Victory Medals (234982. Pte. 1. E. James. R.A.F.); Imperial Service Medal, G.VI.R. (Edward James), the last with officially re-impressed naming, otherwise nearly extremely fine (3)Edward James was born in Middlesex in 1883 and was a Postman by trade before serving with the Royal Air Force during the Great War; sold with assorted Royal Air Force buttons and a silver-plate H.M.S. Hood spoon.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Corporal E. H. Foy, Royal EngineersBritish War and Victory Medals (139520 Cpl. E. H. Foy. R.E.), with related miniature dress medals, extremely fine (4)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Three: Lieutenant J. E. Phillips, Royal Engineers, Inland Water TransportBritish War and Victory Medals (Lieut. J. E. Phillips.); Mercantile Marine War Medal 1914-18 (John E. Phillips), nearly very fine (3)John Ernest Phillips first served in Mesopotamia from 1 December 1916 with the Royal Engineers before transferring to the General List.The Inland Water Transport and Docks Section was originally formed in December 1914 to deal with and develop transport on the canals and waterways of France and Belgium. In 1916 this extended to Mesopotamia and in 1917 the unit served in Egypt and Salonika; d...

Three: Private H. Pennington, South Lancashire RegimentBritish War and Victory Medals (28979. Pte. H. Pennington. S. Lan. R.); India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 (28979. Pte. H. Pennington, S. Lan. R.), good very fine (3)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Private G. Haworth, East Lancashire RegimentBritish War and Victory Medals (201892 Pte. G. Haworth. E. Lan. R.), nearly very fine (2)Confirmed as full entitlement; sold with copied MIC.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Private J. Warne, Manchester RegimentBritish War and Victory Medals (5938 Pte. J. Warne. Manch. R.), mounted as worn, very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Private G. Brantingham, Manchester RegimentBritish War and Victory Medals (277061 Pte. G. Brantingham. Manch. R.), stain to obverse of the last, otherwise extremely fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Private G. Stewart, 1/7th Battalion, Essex RegimentBritish War and Victory Medals (3078 Pte. G. Stewart, Essex R.), good very fine (2)George Stewart enlisted at Walthamstow and served in the Gallipoli theatre of war from 11 August 1915. On the night of the 17th August, 161 Brigade relieved the 10th (Irish) Division at Kiretch Tepe, the 1/7th Battalion, Essex Regiment, taking over 'Jephson's Post'.Intermittent shellfire on these positions caused considerable casualties and the Battalion was relieved less than a week later; a number of the remaining men were moved to the Lala Baba sector a...

Pair: Private B. F. Pratt, 9th (Service) Battalion, Essex RegimentBritish War and Victory Medals (54849 Pte. B. F. Pratt. Essex R.), polished, good fine (2)B. F. Pratt, the son of Mr W. F. Pratt of Mistley, Manningtree, Essex, died on 13 October 1918 serving with the Essex Regiment in north-east France. The 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment formed at Warley Barracks in Brentwood, Essex, as part of Kitchener's New Army. Made up heavily from farm workers, the Battalion served in France from 1915 and was heavily engaged during the Battle of the Somme. The Second Battle of Cambrai took place on 8-10 O...

Pair: Private A. Evans, 1/6th Essex Regiment, who died in Palestine on 23 November 1918British War and Victory Medals (43347 Pte. A. E. Evans, Essex R.), very fine (2)Alfred Evans was born in London and lived with his wife at 15 Morton Road, Portway, West Ham. During 1916, his regiment and the 54th Division were brought up to strength and in mid-January 1917 assembled for the opening of the Palestine campaign. As soon as they arrived in Egypt, the Essex Regiment were assigned to guarding the coast railway from Alexandria to Da'aba. They then began to cross the Sinai in stages and engaged in t...

Pair: Private D. J. Langharne, Welsh RegimentBritish War and Victory Medals (43771 Pte. D. J. Langharne. Welsh R.), good very fine (2)Daniel James Langharne lived at 118 Mardy Street, Grangetown, Cardiff. Enlisting on 3 May 1916, he was discharged on 9 February 1919; sold together with his Silver War Badge, officially numbered 'B142071'.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Private H. Batty, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) RegimentBritish War and Victory Medals (G-25573 Pte. H. Batty. The Queen's R.), very fine (2)Sold with copied MIC confirming above entitlement.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The interesting Great War pair awarded to Captain W. F. Strickland, Imperial Camel Corps, late Northamptonshire Regiment, who besides his war service acted as a Military Prosecutor in Egypt and was the inter-War Conservative Member of Parliament for CoventryBritish War and Victory Medals (Captain W. F. Strickland), mounted as worn, good very fine and worthy of further research (2)William Frederick Strickland was born in February 1880 and educated at Waterloo College, Northampton. He served with the 4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment and the Imperial Camel Corps during the Great War befor...

Pair: Rifleman C. H. Harrison, 6th Battalion, London Regiment, attached 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifles Corps, who was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Epehy, attempting to capture German outpost positions in front of the Hindenburg lineBritish War and Victory Medals (324174 Pte. C. H. Harrison. 6-Lond R.), nearly very fine (2)Charles H. Harrison was born in Clerkenwell and enlisted in London. He was killed in action on 18 September 1918 during an attack by all three corps of General Rawlinson's Fourth Army, aided by a corps from Sir Julian Byng's Third Army. The British a...

Pair: Private E. H. Pearce, The Queen's Own Dorset YeomanryBritish War and Victory Medals (1772 Pte. E. H. Pearce, Dorset Yeo.), very fine (2)Edwin H. Pearce served with The Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry and Corps of Hussars. The former was founded in 1794 as the Dorsetshire Regiment of Volunteer Yeomanry Cavalry in response to the growing threat of invasion on the south coast of England during the Napoleonic Wars.During the Great War the Regiment comprised the 1/1st which was deployed to Egypt and then participated in the Dardanelles Campaign and the Battles of Sari Bar and Scimitar Hill; the 2...

Pair: Private A. E. Woolley, Hertfordshire YeomanryBritish War and Victory Medals (2530 Pte. A. E. Woolley, Herts Yeo.), dark toning to first, nearly very fine (2)The Hertfordshire Yeomanry first saw action at Gallipoli where they acted as dismounted cavalry through the majority of the campaign. Remaining in theatre until the withdrawal of British and Commonwealth forces, they returned to Egypt in December 1915 before being separated into three constituent squadrons that would go on to serve in Palestine, Egypt and Mesopotamia.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please...

Pair: Private A. Hill, Hertfordshire YeomanryBritish War and Victory Medals (105618 Pte. A. Hill, Herts. Yeo.), light contact marks, nearly very fine (2)Confirmed as full entitlement on MIC.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Private A. M. Renouf, Royal Guernsey Light InfantryBritish War and Victory Medals (1201 Pte. A. M. Renouf, R. Guernsey L.I.), nearly extremely fine (2)Arthur Renouf was one of very few men of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry to survive both the Battle of Cambrai and the Battle of Lys; at the former, the Guernsey's were ordered to hold a little village called Les Rues Vertes on the outskirts of Masnieres on the River Escaut. Hold it they did, twice being almost pushed out by weight of numbers and twice retaking the village at the point of the bayonet. At the end of the Battle of Cambrai,...

Pair: Lieutenant E. J. Wilkinson, Indian Army Reserve of OfficersBritish War and Victory Medals (Lieut. E. J. Wilkinson.), light contact marks, nearly very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: The Reverend R. Warren, Army Chaplain's DepartmentBritish War and Victory Medals (Rev. R. Warren.), very fine (2)Robert Warren was educated at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A., 1904 & M.A., 1907) and the University of London (1914). He served as Temporary Chaplain to the Forces from 1916 to 1920, before returning to Ireland and residing at Killucan, County Westmeath; sold with copied research.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: The Reverend H. Cawley, Canadian Chaplain ServiceBritish War and Victory Medals (Hon. Capt. H. Cawley.), dark toning to first, good very fine and scarce (2)H. Cawley studied theology at St. Johns College of the University of Manitoba in 1910. He joined the Canadian Chaplain's Service and served in France from 1917. Post-war he returned home and became Rector of St Alban's Church, Manitoba (Crockford's, refers).Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Three: Lance-Corporal W. G. Hughes, 29th Canadian InfantryBritish War and Victory Medals (78069 L. Cpl. W. G. Hughes. 29 - Can. Inf.); Defence Medal 1939-45, nearly extremely fine, together with related mounted group of three miniature dress medals and cloth rank insignia (6)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Nursing Sister C. Smith, Territorial Force Nursing Service, who served in Salonika and Constantinople and who was invalided as a result sand fly fever contracted on active serviceBritish War and Victory Medals (Sister C. Smith.), very fine (2)Caroline Smith enlisted into the Territorial Force Nursing Service in December 1916 and was called up in February 1917, initially serving at Ford Section of the 4th Southern General Hospital, Devonport. On 12 March 1918 she was placed on readiness to proceed to Salonika with the 64th General Hospital.Smith served in Salonika from May 1918 to April 1...

Pair: Corporal C. F. Hill, East Surrey RegimentIndia General Service 1908-35 (200223 Cpl. C. F. Hill. E. Surr. R.); Territorial Force Efficiency Medal, G.V.R. (200223 Cpl. A Sjt. C. F. Hill 5-E. Surr. R.), nearly extremely fine (2)Cyril F. Hill served on the North-West Frontier during the Great War and was entitled to the British War Medal.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Six: Major H. N. Parker, Railway Transport Department, late 12th Eastern Bengal Railway BattalionIndia General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 (Maj. H. N. Parker, Ry. Trans. Dept.); 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, Coronation 1937, in card box of issue, good very fine (6)Harding Neville Parker was educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, where he played for the Cricket 1st XI alongside his brother in 1909, before winning the King Charles I scholarship to Pembroke College, Oxford later that year. Parker was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the 12th Easte...

(x) Four: Gunner E. Plant, Royal Artillery, who was wounded and taken P.O.W. at Cassel in May 1940India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 (1065528 Gnr. E. Plant, R.A.); 1939-45 Star; War Medal 1939-45; Belgium, Order of Leopold II, Chevalier’s breast badge, silver and enamel, good very fine (4)Ernest Plant was born in April 1906 and enlisted in the Royal Artillery in the mid-1920s. Having then seen active service on the North-West Frontier, he was discharged to the Army Reserve. Called-up in August 1939, he joined the B.E.F. and was wounded and captured at Cassel on...

Nine: Private W. Gant, Essex Regiment, late Machine Gun CorpsBritish War and Victory Medals (30271 Pte. W. Gant, M.G.C); India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 (5998424 Pte. W. Gant, Essex R.); 1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, with thier original card forwarding box; Jubilee 1935; Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R. (5998424 Pte. W. Gant, Essex R.), mounted as worn, edge bruising to last and light contact marks throughout, very fine (9)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

An interesting campaign group of six to Warrant Officer 2nd Class B. J. Holland, Army Physical Training Corps, late Essex RegimentIndia General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 (6007362 Boy B. Holland, Essex R.); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, these last four impressed 'Boots-style'; Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R. (6007362 W.O. Cl.2 B. J. Holland, A.P.T.C.), mounted as worn, light contact marks, nearly very fine (6)Brimley John Holland was born on 28 March 1913 in Woolwich, and enlisted into the Essex Regiment at Warley aged 14 years and nine month...

(x) A Desert Rat’s Battalion C.O.’s group of six awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel K. Mackessack, Seaforth Highlanders, who commanded the 2nd Battalion at El Alamein - until wounded - and afterwards served as a Military Attache in Washington D.C. 1943-46India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 (Capt. K. Mackessack, Seaforth); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star, clasp, 8th Army; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, M.I.D. oak leaf; United States of America, Legion of Merit, Officer’s breast badge, gilt and enamel, mounted as worn, the first lacquered, very fine and better (6)Kenneth Ma...

Pair: Private A. Bates, 4th Battalion, Prince of Wales's VolunteersEfficiency Medal, G.V.R., Territorial (3644006 Pte. A. Bates. 4 - P. W. Vols.); Jubilee 1935 (Pte. A. Bates. 4th. P.W.V.), nearly very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Three: Warrant Officer Class I M. A. C. Hall, Royal Army Educational CorpsJubilee 1935; Coronation 1937; Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 3rd issue, Regular Army (7720664 W.O.Cl.1. M. A. C. Hall. A.E.C.), mounted as worn, nearly extremely fine (3)Marshall Arthur Colling Hall was born in 1892 at Secunderabad, India and enlisted in the Royal Army Educational Corps at Aldershot in July 1912. Promoted Warrant Officer Class I in July 1921, he served on attachment to the 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, February 1928-August 1931, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, Ocotber 1931-January 1932, 1st B...

(x) Six: Chief Stoker A. J. Jewson, Royal Navy, late King’s Royal Rifle Corps, who survived the loss of H.M.S. Keith off Le Panne during Operation “Dynamo” in June 1940 and won a mention in despatches in the coastal escort Kittiwake in the summer of 1943British War and Victory Medals (C-6651 Pte. J. A. Jewson, K.R.R.C.), note initials; 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; War Medal 1939-45, M.I.D. oak leaf; Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., coinage bust (K. 58398 A. J. Jewson, S.P.O., H.M.S. Ceres), the earlier awards mounted as worn and the 1939-45 awards in their addressed card forwarding box, togethe...

Six: Sergeant H. Barnes, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire RegimentGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (5945361 Pte. H. Barnes. Bedfs. & Herst. [sic] R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 1st issue, Regular Army (5945361 Sjt. H. Barnes. Bedfs. &. Herts. R.), mounted as worn, first with minor official correction to number, otherwise good very fine (6)H. Barnes likely served with the 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment, as a result of his service in Palestine. The 2nd Battalion formed part of the10th Infantry Brigade, 4th I...

(x) Five: Able Seaman J. L. H. Middleton, Royal Navy, who, having served in the pre-war Palestine operations and seen action in the destroyer H.M.S. Kipling under Flotilla C.O. Lord Mountbatten, was among those lost in the cruiser Galatea in the Mediterranean in 1941: hit by two torpedoes, she turned over and sank in three minutesNaval General Service 1915-62, 1 clasp, Palestine 1936-39 (C/JX. 150204 J. L. H. Middleton, A.B., R.N.); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Africa Star; War Medal 1939-45, nearly extremely fine (5) John Leonard Horace Middleton was born in Enfield, Middlesex, in March 1920...

Four: Private R. C. Andrews, 1st Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps, who was taken P.O.W. at Arnhem in September 19441939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; War Medal 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine 1945-48 (14523788 Pte. R. C. Andrews, A.A.C.), three digits of number officially corrected on the last, good very fine (4)The recipient was taken P.O.W. at Arnhem on 25 September 1944.On Sunday 17 September 1944, 1 PARA jumped onto Renkum Heath, west of Arnhem, with the 1st Airborne Division. During the advance to capture the high ground north of Arnhem, Lieutenant-Colonel D. Do...

Three: Fusilier J. Tryer, Lancashire Fusiliers, who died on active service in the first Arakan campaign in 19421939-45 Star; Burma Star; War Medal 1939-45, in their original card forwarding box, addressed to ‘Mrs. Tryer, 10 Hopper Fold Lane, Atherton, Manchester’, with related Army Council condolence slip in the name of ‘Fus. J. Tryer’ and, poignantly, the official telegrams received by his wife, notifying her of her husband’s death from Cholera on 30 November 1942, extremely fine (3)Joseph Tyrer was born in Bolton, Lancashire in 1905 and married Rosa Ann Browne in 1933. After joining the Army...

(x) Five: Engineer Commander S. S. Vincent, D.S.C., Royal Navy1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, with Admiralty forwarding slip with handwritten notes, in original card forwarding box addressed to ‘Mr. S. S. Vincent, D.S.C., Windwhistle Cottage, Downland, Dolton, Winkleigh, Devon’, good very fine or better (5)Stanley Samuel Vincent witnessed active service as an Engineer in the Royal Navy during the Great War and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.He was awarded the D.S.C. for his subsequent services as an Engineer Comma...

(x) Four: Able Seaman W. Roy, Royal Fleet Reserve, late Royal Navy1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; War Medal 1939-45, M.I.D. oak leaf; Royal Fleet Reserve, G.VI.R., 1st issue (J. 103507 (CH. B. 23295) W. Roy, A.B., R.F.R.), good very fine or better (4)William Roy was mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 6 January 1942, refers) for his services in the destroyer H.M.S. Hurricane. In the previous year, Hurricane had served as a convoy escort and on anti-submarine patrols, but she was severely damaged during an air raid on Liverpool docks on the night of 7-8 May 1941 – one bomb passed through her h...

Four: Able Seaman E. G. Bloss, Royal Navy1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, in card box of issue, addressed to 'C/SX 577503 Mr E. G. Bloss, 146 Hornsey Lane, Highgate, London, N6', good very fine (4)Eric George Bloss was born in 1925 and served with the Royal Navy during the Second World War, including being posted to Athens and Lagos; sold with the recipient's cloth rank insignia, riband bars and copied photographs.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Petty Officer W. E. R. Seal, Royal Navy1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Africa Star; War Medal 1939-45; Naval General Service 1915-62, 1 clasp, Near East (C/JX. 152863 W. E. R. Seal, P.O., R.N.); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., E.II.R. (JX. 152863 W. E. R. Seal, A./P.O., H.M.S. Alert), minor official correction to the last, good very fine (5)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Petty Officer L. F. E. Rose, Royal Navy1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star, clasp, France and Germany; Burma Star, clasp, Pacific; War Medal 1939-45; Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 1st issue (JX. 131499 L. F. E. Rose, P.O., H.M.S. L.S.T. 303), very fine or better (5)Leonard Edward Francis Rose was born at St. Pancras, London on 16 April 1912 and entered the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class in November 1928.He was awarded his L.S. & G.C. Medal in March 1945, while serving as a Petty Officer in the landing craft L.S.T. 303, which ship first saw action in at the Sicily landings. She was likewise eng...

Six: Donkeyman R. Telford, Merchant Navy1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star; Africa Star; Pacific Star; War Medal 1939-45, with Minster of Transport forwarding slip and in their original card box of issue, addressed to 'Robert Telford, 23 Clovelly Rd., Bexley Heath'; Coronation 1953, in its card box of issue, extremely fine (6)Robert Telford, a long-served merchant seaman who was born in Sheffield on 5 October 1896 was, by family repute, twice torpedoed in the 1939-45 War. Official records confirm his campaign medal entitlement as above, together with the award of his Coronation Medal in 1953; sold wi...

'Reached Trondheim in conditions of excellent visibility. A smoke screen was in operation over the target and attack was made on D.R. from 500 feet at 0050 hours. Intense and accurate flak was encountered from guns on both sides of the fjord and the aircraft was extensively holed in the fuselage and the tail gunner, Sergeant Clifford, received slight shrapnel wounds in his legs. The aircraft returned safely to base and the wounded gunner was removed to hospital for treatment.'No. 10 Squadron's Operational Record Book entry for Halifax II W1058 ZA-L on 28 April 1942, following the unit's gallan...

(x) Five: Flight Lieutenant J. C. Nicholson, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Belgium, Croix de Guerre, with bronze palm, mounted as worn, with their original Air Ministry forwarding slip and card box of issue, addressed to the recipient at ‘Cliff End House, St. Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough’, good very fine and better (5)James Cundell Nicholson was granted an emergency commission as a Pilot Officer in November 1941 and advanced to Flying Officer in late 1942. Transferring to the Equipment Department in October 1943, he was p...

'Generally we aircrews were kept in the dark about who we were dropping to, in case of a forced landing and being captured and interrogated by the Japanese. We'd heard all about their horrific treatment of prisoners, alive or dead. They seemed to think that killing just wasn't enough … We thought about that on the long-range sorties we did that summer of '43, down on the Arakan front.'A Navigator in Dakotas of No. 31 Squadron describes one of numerous nightmare scenarios facing him and his gallant supply-aircrew; Burma Drop Zone, refers.A rare Second World War Burma 'down the chimney' operatio...

Family group:The 1939-45 War Medal awarded to Section Officer M. Peacock, Women’s Auxiliary Air Force, who died in 1948War Medal 1939-45, in its original card forwarding box addressed to her mother, ‘Mrs. C. Peacock, 2 Springwell Terrace, Sacriston, Durham’, with related Under Secretary of State for Air condolence slip in the name of ‘Aircraftwoman Second Class M. Peacock’, and named and numbered issuance slip, extremely fineThe Second World War campaign pair awarded to her brother, John PeacockDefence and War Medals 1939-45, in their original card forwarding box addressed to ‘Mr. J. Peacock,...

Four: H. W. Gilmour, Australian Imperial Forces1939-45 Star; Pacific Star; War Medal 1939-45; Australia Service Medal 1939-45, all officially impressed 'V195493 H. W. Gilmour', nearly extremely fine (4)Harry William Gilmour was born at Melbourne, Victoria on 21 May 1923 and enlisted for active service during the Second World War at Area 29A, Victoria.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Private L. G. Sheather, Australian Army1939-45 Star; Pacific Star, both officially impressed 'NX105836 L. G. Sheather', good very fineWar Medal 1939-45 (93213 D E McDonald), contact marks, nearly very fineA mounted group of six miniature dress medals worn by R. Morris, Australian Forces1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Pacific Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Australian Service Medal, mounted as worn in this order, the reverse of the mounting bar scratched 'Mr Dickie Morris', nearly very fine (9)Leslie George Sheather was born on 6 December 1920 at Gundagai, New South Wales and enlisted in...

Four: D. I. Haddon, South African Forces1939-45 Star; Africa Star; War Medal 1939-45; Africa Service Medal 1939-45, all officially impressed '164755 D. I. Haddon.', nearly extremely fine (4)Sold with note stating 'Later correspondent for the Financial Times in South Africa.'Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Eight: Corporal R. H. Moy, Royal Army Service Corps, late Norfolk Regiment1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine 1945-48 (S/5772808 Pte.. R. H. Moy, R.A.S.C.); Korea 1950-53 (S/22520603 Cpl. R. H. Moy, R.A.S.C.); U.N. Korea 1950-54; Army L.S. & G.C., E.II.R., 1st issue, Regular Army (S/22520603 Cpl. R. H. Moy, R.A.S.C.), contact marks and edge bruising, very fine and better (8) The service number S/5772808 was allocated to the Royal Norfolk Regiment and given that the recipient was awarded the Burma Star, it seems likely he ser...

Seven: Lieutenant-Colonel T. A. M. ‘Tam’ Twaddle, King’s Own Royal Regiment, late Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), and latterly Commanding Officer of the Royal Hong Kong Regiment1939-45 Star; Africa Star, clasp, 8th Army; Italy Star, these last two privately engraved, ‘74374 Major T. A. M. Twaddle’; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; U.N. Korea 1950-54; Efficiency Decoration, G.VI.R., Territorial, reverse dated '1950', generally very fine or better (7)Thomas Alton Muir Twaddle, always known as ‘Tam’, was born on 7 July 1916 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland. His father was William Twaddle and his...

Five: Colour-Sergeant R. G. Braddick, Royal Fusiliers1939-45 Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 2 clasps, Near East, Arabian Peninsula (14571321. C. Sgt. R. G. Braddick. R. F.), mounted as worn, contact marks, very fine (5)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

A good Second World War and Korean War group of four awarded to Corporal I. E. Bell, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, who was taken P.O.W. in the 7th Argylls’ epic action at Franleu on the Somme in June 1940, prior to seeing further action with the Dukes on the ‘Hook’ in Korea1939-45 Star; War Medal 1939-45; Korea 1950-53 (4274541 Cpl. I. E. Bell, D.W.R.); U.N. Korea 1950-54, mounted as worn, good very fine (4)Ivan Eric Bell was born at Acomb, Hexham, Northumberland on 12 December 1920. A keen footballer - he played for the Acomb Welfare Football Club – he was called-up in 1939 and joined the 7t...

Pair: Signaller D. M. Goldsworthy, Royal NavyKorea 1950-53 (D/JX.712395 D. M. Goldsworthy Sig. R.N.); U.N. Korea 1950-54, good very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Private D. Ford, Welch RegimentKorea 1950-53 (22447659 Pte. D. Ford. Welch.); U.N. Korea 1950-54, edge bruise to first, nearly very fine (2)The 1st and 2nd Battalions of the Welch Regiment amalgamated in June 1948 and moved to Sobraon Barracks at Colchester in October 1950; the men were then deployed in November 1951 to Korea as part of the 29th British Infantry Brigade in the 1st Commonwealth Division.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

A Korea War casualty’s pair awarded to Private B. L. Jackson, Gloucestershire Regiment, who was wounded in the famous action at Imjin in April 1951 and subsequently died in captivityKorea 1950-53 (14054860 Pte. B. L. Jackson, Glosters); U.N. Korea 1950-54, with gilt framed section of blue riband representative of U.S.A. Presidential unit citation, extremely fine (3)Bernard Louis Jackson - a member of ‘A’ Company - was wounded and taken P.O.W. at Imjin on 24 April 1951. He subsequently died in captivity on 4 July 1951 and is buried at the U.N. Memorial Cemetery, Pusan.Subject to 20% VAT on Buye...

THE ROYAL ULSTER RIFLES AND THE ‘BATTLE OF HAPPY VALLEY’The Battle at Chaegunghyon - known as the Battle of Happy Valley - was the most ferocious and famous battle fought by the 1st Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifle in the Korean War. On the 3 January 1951, the Chinese Army, as part of their Fifth Offensive, made a concentrated attack on the Irishmen with the aim of breaking through the Allied Army and moving south to Seoul. The fighting lasted over 24 hours and involved close-quarter combat with machine-gun, hand grenades and bayonet. Losses were heavy with 157 men killed, wounded or captured. Ma...

Pair: Rifleman F. W. Newell, Royal Ulster Rifles Korea 1950-53 (22511823 Rfn. F. W. Newell, R.U.R.); U.N. Korea 1950-54, slack suspension, edge bruising and acid cleaned, thus fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Private F. C. Lawrence, Royal Irish Fusiliers, late Royal Ulster RiflesU.N. Korea 1950-54; Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Kenya (22910832 Fus. F. C. Lawrence. R. Ir. F.), mounted court-style as worn, good very fine (2)Provenance:Acquired from the recipient's widow.Frederic Charles Lawrence was born on 5 June 1932 at Fulham, London. The son of Richard and Ethel, who lived at 30 More Park Road, Frederic was educated at Halford Road School, St. Mark's College, Chelsea and The Hammersmith School of Building. Having finished his education to take up an engineering apprenticeship he...

The impressive campaign group of three awarded to Marine R. A. Gooch, Royal Marines, one of 'The Chosin Few' who served with 41 (Independent) Commando during the Korean War, a hard-fought unit which gave valuable service in the 'Hellfire Valley' at the Battle of Chosin River and had the rare distinction of earning both the United States and South Korean Presidential Unit Citation, besides seeing varied service across a further four conflictsNaval General Service 1915-62, G.VI.R., 4 clasps, Malaya, Canal Zone, Cyprus, Near East (PO/X. 6542 R. A. Gooch Mne. R.M.), clasps neatly rivetted with sma...

Four: Coporal P. Daly, Royal Irish Fusiliers, late Parachute RegimentWar Medal 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 2 clasps, Palestine 1945-48, Canal Zone (14446172 Fus. P. Daly. R. Ir. F.), second clasp a tailor's copy and loose on riband; Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Kenya (14446172 Cpl. P. Daly. R. Ir. F.); U.N. Korea 1950-54, good very fine (4)Patrick Daly was born in Northern Ireland in 1926. An Apprentice Painter by trade, he enlisted in the General Service Corps at Belfast on 24 March 1944 (Medal) before transferring to the 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers on 2 November 19...

Pair: Corporal L. Gatt, Army Catering Corps, late Prince of Wales's OwnGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Arabian Peninsula (23658915 Pte. L. Gatt. P.W.O.); Campaign Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Malay Peninsula (23658915 Cpl. L. Gatt. ACC.), good very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Corporal A. R. A. Best, Royal Armoured Corps (R.A.C.)General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Arabian Peninsula (19036388 Cpl. A. R. A. Best. RAC.); U.N. Medal, UNFICYP riband, mounted court-style as worn, very fine (2)Arthur R. A. Best was born in Lambeth, London in March 1929 and enlisted in the R.A.C. in 1946.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Pair: Major W. G. Patterson, Life GuardsGeneral Service 1918-62, E.II.R., one clasp, Arabian Peninsula (Lt. W. G. Patterson. L.G.); United Nations Medal for Cyprus, mounted court-style as worn, good very fine and scarce to rank and Regiment (2)William Garry Patterson was born at Newbury in 1932. Commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Life Guards on 28 April 1951, he was advanced to Lieutenant on 24 March 1956.The Life Guards served in the Arabian Peninsula during the 1957-59 Jebel-Akhdar War (Medal & clasp), reaching Aden on 4 September 1958. Equipped with Ferret Mk. II and Saladin armoured...

Four: Rifleman R. Mason, Royal Green JacketsGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Brunei (23835755 Rfn. R. Mason. 1 Green. Jackets.); General Service 1962-2007, 2 clasps, Borneo, Malay Peninsula (23835755 Rfn. R. Mason. 1 Green. Jackets.), unofficial rivets; U.N. Cyprus; Malaya, Pingat Jasa Malaysia, mounted court-style for display, very fine (4)Richard Mason enlisted in the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in 1958, shortly before their amalgamation to form the Green Jackets Brigade. Having initially served at home, he was deployed to the Far East with 'B' Company aboard the S.S. Nevas...

Pair: Bombardier S. Parnell, Royal ArtilleryGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Cyprus (19046391 Sgt. S. Parnell, R.A.); General Service 1962-2007, 2 clasps, Malay Peninsula, Borneo (19046391 Bmdr. S. Parnell, R.A.), mounted as worn, edge bruising, generally very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Three: Major (Matron) J. S. Smith, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing CorpsGulf 1990-91, 1 clasp, 16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991 (Capt J S Smith QARANC); N.A.T.O. Medal 1994, 1 clasp, Former Yugoslavia; Jubilee 2002, mounted court-style as worn, nearly extremely fine, together with the recipient's Kuwait Liberation Medal 1991, 4th Class and Saudi Arabian Medal for the Liberation of Kuwait 1991 (5)Janet Stirling Smith is understood to have served at the Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot before being commissioned Lieutenant (Sister) on 19 February 1990. She served at 32 Field Hospital, British Mil...

Pair: Squadron Quarter-Master Sergeant C. D. Whitehouse, Royal Mercian & Lancastrian Yeomanry, late Queen's Own Mercian Yeomanry & Duke of Lancaster's Own YeomanryNATO Medal 1994, Former Yugoslavia; Efficiency Medal, E.II.R., Territorial, with Second Award Bar (24358760 Sgt C. D. Whitehouse QOMY), mounted court-style as worn, good very fine and scarce rank (2)Christopher D. Whitehouse enlisted in the Territorial Army around 1976, serving with the Queen's Own Mercian Yeomanry at the rank of Sergeant by the time of earning his Territorial Efficiency Medal. He subsequently saw active service in B...

Four: Corporal D. W. J. Falconer, Worcestershire & Sherwood Forresters RegimentUnited Nations, Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR); N.A.T.O. Medal 1994, 1 clasp, Former Yugoslavia, with silver number '2' affixed to riband; General Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (25029892 Cpl D W J Falconer WFR); Jubilee 2002, mounted court-style for display, nearly extremely fine (4)D. W. J. Falconer likely enlisted in the Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters in 1994 upon the Regiment's return from Northern Ireland. Having served for around ten years in isolated stations, it was assigned to form part of the Mec...

Three: Able Seaman (Radar Operator) D. P. T. Beckett, Royal NavyGeneral Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Gulf (AB (R) D P T Beckett D187173D RN); N.A.T.O. Medal 1994, 1 clasp, Former Yugoslavia; Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., E.II.R. (AB (R) D P T Beckett D187173D RN), mounted court-style as worn, good very fineSold with a Royal Navy badge, the recipient's rank identification insignia and housed in a file of copied research.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Private A. Whitehead, Royal Mercian & Lancastrian YeomanryOperational Service Medal 2000, 1 clasp, Afghanistan (24953939 Pte A Whitehead RMLY); N.A.T.O. Medal 1994, 1 clasp, ISAF, mounted court-style as worn, minor edge wear, good very fine (2)A. Whitehead served as a Warrior driver with the Royal Mercian & Lancastrian Yeomanry, formerly 'B' Squadron, Shropshire Yeomanry. The Regiment is made up of four Sabre Squadrons and a detachment comprising a Reconnaissance Troop and a Command Troop.Affiliated to the Scots Dragoons Guards, approximately 120 Officers and men of the Regiment served a...

Pair: Flying Officer W. G. James, Royal Air Force Volunteer ReserveCadet Forces Long Service, E.II.R. (Fg. Off. W. G. James. R.A.F.V.R. (T)); Jubilee 2012, nearly extremely fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Argentina, Republic, Order of San Martin, Star, 88mm, gilt and enamel, test mark to reverse, good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Austria, Empire, Order of Franz Joseph, Civil Division, Commander's neck Badge, 71mm including crown suspension x 37mm, gold, silver-gilt and enamel, with hinged reverse central locket, assay marks to suspension loop, neck loop sometime replaced, otherwise good very fine, with length of neck ribandSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Austria, Empire, Order of Franz Joseph, Civil Division, Commander´s pin-back Badge, by Vinc Mayer's Söhne, Vienna, 75mm including crown suspension x 40mm, silver-gilt and enamel, with additional green enamel bands from crown, maker´s cartouche on reverse, nearly extremely fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Austria, Empire, Order of Franz Joseph, Civil Division, a Knight´s breast Badge of striking quality, 55mm including crown suspension x 32mm, gold, silver-gilt and enamel, with hinged reverse locket, white enamel a little faded, otherwise nearly extremely fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Belgium, Kingdom, Order of Leopold II, Civil Division, 25mm including crown suspension x 17mm, silver and enamel, enhanced with four diamonds set to the rays; Order of the Crown, Badge, 27mm including wreath suspension x 18mm, silver and enamel, enhanced with a single diamond set to the suspension above wreath, good very fine, housed within a De Greef, Brussels case (2)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Bulgaria, Kingdom, Order of National Merit, Civil Division, Grand Commander's set of Insignia, neck Badge, 86mm including crown suspension x 65mm, gilt and enamel; Star, 85mm, silver, silver-gilt and enamel, miniscule white enamel chip to Badge centre, good very fine, in case of issue with full neck riband (2) Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Bulgaria, Kingdom, Order of National Merit, Military Division, Commander's neck Badge, 100mm including crown suspension x 64mm, gilt and enamel, nearly extremely fine, with full neck ribandSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Cambodia, French Colonial, Order of Cambodia, a sash Badge of striking quality, 108mm including crown suspension x 68mm, gold centres, silver-gilt and enamel, nearly extremely fine and of the finest manufactureSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Cuba, Republic, Order of Carlos Manuel Cespedes, Officer's breast Badge, 48mm, silver-gilt and enamel, good very fineThe Cuban Order of Carlos Manuel Cespedes was instituted in April 1926, to honour the Cuban planter who freed his slaves and made the Declaration of Cuban Independence in 1868, starting the Ten Years' War. Cespedes acted as 'First President of the Republic of Cuba in Arms' leading the movement for independence from the Spanish and the freedom of slaves. Deposed in 1873 via a leadership coup, he was killed by the Spanish during 1874 whilst in a mountain refuge. The Order is n...

(x) Czechoslovakia, Republic, Order of the White Lion, 1st type, Civil Division, Knight Commander's set of Insignia, by Karnet & Kysely, Prague, neck Badge, 85mm including wreath suspension x 60mm, silver-gilt, silver and enamel, silver and maker's mark to ring; Star, 90mm, silver and enamel, maker's cartouche to reverse, retaining pin with silver and maker's mark, Star centre sometime rotated 90 degrees, otherwise good very fine and rareSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Czechoslovakia, Republic, Order of the White Lion, Military Division, Commander's neck Badge, 87mm including crossed sword and wreath suspension x 60mm, silver-gilt, silver and enamel, hallmarks to ring, good very fine, with original neck ribandSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Denmark, Kingdom, Order of the Elephant, a collector's copy Collar Chain, 950mm, comprising 32 alternating medallions of Elephants and Towers, gilt and enamel, with fitments for Badge, some gilding rubbed, nonetheless very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Denmark, Kingdom, Order of the Dannebrog, F.IX.R. (1947-72), Grand Officer's set of Insignia, by Michelsen, Copenhagen, neck Badge, 81mm including crown suspension x 42mm, silver-gilt and enamel; Star, 70mm, silver-gilt and enamel, with maker's mark to reverse, nearly extremely fine, in fitted case of issue and with full neck riband (2)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Denmark, Kingdom, Order of the Dannebrog, M.II.R. (1972-present), Commander´s neck badge, 82mm including crown suspension x 42mm, silver-gilt and enamel, good very fine, on bow riband and pin to reverse for wearSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Dominica, Republic, Order of Merit of Duarte, Sánchez and Mella, Grand Officer's set of Insignia, sash Badge, 88mm including wreath suspension x 58mm, silver-gilt, silver and enamel; Star, 78mm, silver-gilt, silver and enamel, extremely fine, in original case of issue with full sash riband (2)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) France, Kingdom, Royal and Military Order of St. Louis, an early Grand Cross sash Badge, circa. 1800-1820, 88mm including ring x 62mm, gold and enamel, areas of enamel cracking and minor blue overpainting, very fine, nonetheless strikingSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) France, Second Empire, Legion of Honour, Star, by Ouizille Lemoine, Paris, 94mm, silver, with maker's cartouche to reverse, nearly extremely fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) France, Second Empire, Legion of Honour, a 'Cent gardes' model Chevalier's breast Badge, 69mm including crown suspension x 44mm, silver, gold centres and enamel, poincon mark to tassel, minor green enamel chipping to wreaths otherwise good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) France, Second Empire, Legion of Honour, Officer´s breast Badge, 62mm including crown suspension x 41mm, gold and enamel, poincon mark on reverse, crown filled with old riband, cross lacking from top ball, suspension affixed by an old loop of cotton, nonetheless very fine and a Badge of some charmSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) France, Third Republic, Legion of Honour, Grand Officer´s Star, by Ouizille Lemoine, Paris, 92mm, silver, maker's cartouche to reverse, retaining pin clasp sometime neatly repaired, good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) France, Third Republic, Legion of Honour, Grand Officer´s Star, by Ouizille Lemoine, Paris, 92mm, silver, maker's cartouche to reverse, retaining pin clasp not present, very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) A jewel set miniature dress Legion of HonourFrance, Legion of Honour, 24mm including wreath suspension x 14mm, silver, gold and enamel, enhanced overall with approximately 51 paste diamonds, silver mark to loop, good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) A jewel set miniature dress Order of Academic PalmsFrance, Order of Academic Palms, 25 x 17mm, gold and enhanced with a plethora of chip diamonds, good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Hungary, Principality, Order of Merit, Civil Division, Grand Officer's set of insignia, neck badge, 53mm, silver-gilt and enamel; Star, 79mm, silver-gilt and enamel, nearly extremely fine and scarce, in case of issue, with full neck ribandSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Italy, Savoy, Military Order of Savoy, 2nd type, Commander's neck Badge, 84mm including crown suspension x 50mm, gold and enamel, loop a little buckled, nearly extremely fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Italy, Kingdom, Order of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus, Commander´s neck Badge, 88mm including crown suspension x 54mm, gilt, gold and enamel, gilding rubbed around suspension, otherwise good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Italy, Kingdom, Order of the Crown of Italy, Grand Officer's set of Insignia, by Borani, neck Badge, 50mm, gold and enamel, loop marked 'B'; Star, 76mm, silver, gold and enamel, maker's cartouche to reverse, good very fine (2)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Italy, Kingdom, Boxer Rebellion Medal, by Regia Zecca, Cina 1900-1901 reverse, 32mm, bronze, with additional 'Cina 1900 -1901' clasp upon riband, good very fine and rareSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Japan, Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum, Grand Cordon sash Badge, 109mm including Chrysanthemum flower suspension x 77mm, silver-gilt, enamel and red cabochon, silver mark to ring, nearly extremely fine and extremely rareSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Japan, Empire, Order of the Rising Sun, First Class set of Insignia, sash Badge, 109mm including paulownia flowers x 76mm, silver-gilt, enamel, and red cabochon in centre; Star, 90mm, silver, silver-gilt, and red cabochon in centre, reverse cabochon to Badge cracked overall, otherwise good very fine, with full sash riband (2)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Japan, Empire, Order of the Sacred Crown, 8th Class Badge, 46mm x 38mm, silver, good very fine and rareSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Luxembourg, Grand Duchy, Order of Civil and Military Merit of Adolph of Nassau, Civil Division, Star, by C. M. Weishaupt & Sohne, 65mm, gold, silver-gilt and enamel, maker's name to reverse, right arm slightly loose, good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Persia, Empire, Order of the Lion and the Sun, Star, 95mm, silver and enamel, the centre a little depressed and rotated 90 degrees, very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Peru, Republic, Order of the Sun, Star, by Casa Nacional de Moneda, Lima, 79mm, gilt and enamel, maker's cartouche to reverse, good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Portugal, Kingdom, Military Order of Christ, a fine-quality Commander´s neck Badge, double sided cross pendant from sacred Heart star, 86mm including suspension x 38mm, gold and enamel, gold marks to cross ring, extremely fine, with full neck ribandSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) A jewel set miniature dress Order of St. James of the SwordPortugal, Kingdom, Order of St. James of the Sword, 27mm including crown suspension x 15mm, gold and enhanced with 6 diamonds, 10 rubies and 17 emeralds, good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Russia, Imperial, Order of St. Anne, Third Class breast Badge, with Swords, 36mm, gold (56 zolotniki) and enamel, marks to reverse all but indecipherable, 1908-17 kokoshnik marks to sword hilts, evidence of swords as a contemporary, but later, addition, very fine, with length of original ribandSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Russia, Imperial, Order of St. Stanislas, Second Class neck Badge, 49mm, by Keibel, St Petersburg, gold (56 zolotniki) and enamel, maker's name and court stamp on reverse, replacement loop, obverse central medallion cracked, very fine, with section of neck ribandSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Russia, Imperial, Order of St. Stanislas, 3rd Class breast Badge, by Kiebel, St. Petersburg, 40mm, gold (56 zolotniki) and enamel, maker's mark and court stamp on reverse, gold marks on suspension ring, good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) San Marino, Republic, Order of San Marino, Star, by Kretly, Palais-Royal, Paris, 78mm, silver-gilt and silver, good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Serbia, Kingdom, Order of the Star of Karageorge, Military Division, Knight´s breast Badge, 66mm including crown suspension x 45mm, silver, silver-gilt, and enamel, minor enamel cracking, good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Spain, Kingdom, Order of Maria Louisa, Ladies´ Badge, 70mm including wreath suspension x 47mm, gold and enamel, mark to loop, minor purple enamel loss to reverse lower arm, otherwise good very fine, scarceSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Spain, Kingdom, Order of Charles III, Commander's neck Badge, 65mm including wreath suspension x 43mm, gold and enamel, fitted with large loop for neck wear, enamel chipping, very fine and an interesting Badge, with length of ribandSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Spain, Kingdom, Order of Isabella the Catholic, Knight´s breast Badge, 60mm including wreath suspension x 43mm, gold, silver-gilt and enamel, with small loop, nearly extremely fine and with well-executed centresSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Spain, Kingdom, Order of Military Merit, breast Badge, Bourbon shield, 55mm including crown suspension x 36mm, gold and enamel, centres sometime re-affixed, areas of minor red enamel restoration, very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Spain, Spanish Campaign Medal 1936-39, mounted with brooch bar, nearly extremely fine, in card box of issueSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Sudan, Order of Civil Accomplishment, large breast Badge, by Spink, London, 96 x 96mm., silver-gilt, silver and enamel, in fitted case of issue, extremely fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Sweden, Kingdom, Order of Vasa, Grand Officer's Star, by Carlman, 74mm, silver, maker´s mark and silver marks for Stockholm 1936 on hinge, extremely fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Sweden, Kingdom, Zeal and Devotion Medal, 31mm, silver, the reverse embossed 'Kronojägaren S. Johansson Alvén', good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Sweden, Kingdom, Medal of the Tricentennial of the New-Sweden Colony in North America 1638-1938, by A. Lindberg, 32mm, silver, nearly extremely fine and unusualSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Thailand, Kingdom, Court Official's Medal, Rama V, 2nd Class Badge, 32mm, silver, good very fine and rareSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Turkey, Ottoman Empire, Order of Charity, Third Class breast Badge, 50mm, gold and enamel, lacking suspension, good very fineThe Turkish Order of Charity (Shefkat Nishani) was founded in 1878 by Sultan Abdul Hamid II. It was awarded to ladies of society and the harem for distinguished services to charity, or as a token of the Sultan's esteem.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

United States of America, Purple Heart, gilt and enamel, extremely fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Dehli Durbar 1911, silver, unnamed as issued, very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R (161690 James Rogers, Car. Mate., H.M.S. Pandora.), very fineJames Rogers was born at Pill, Louth, Wales, on 17 March 1869. Entering the Royal Navy aged 12 years, he first served as shipwright aboard H.M.S. Asia, an 84-gun second rate ship of the line which was flagship of Admiral Sir Edward Codrington, G.C.B., F.R.S., at the Battle of Navarino in 1827. Over a long and successful career Rogers would go on to serve in more than 20 ships and shore establishments, finishing at Excellent, the Portsmouth Gunnery School, before being pensioned ashore on 19 October 191...

Royal Fleet Reserve L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., coinage bust (CH. 20524 (CH. B. 2861) J. Matthews, Mne., R.F.R.), good very fineJohn Matthews was born in London in January 1899 and enlisted in the Royal Marines in Liverpool in March 1916. Drafted to the Chatham Division, he served in 3rd R.M. Battalion, Royal Naval Division, from March 1917 to November 1919. Then between May 1920 and April 1922, he served in the cruiser H.M.S. Castor, which ship undertook an extensive tour of the Baltic in August-October 1921, returning via Scandinavia. Having then joined the Royal Fleet Reserve, and been awarded his...

Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R. (2688642 Musician E. M. Prangley, S. Gds.), first service number lightly struck, good very fine Edward Manuel Prangley served as a Private with the 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment from 13 August 1914. Posted as a Musician to the Scots Guards, he was discharged at end of hostilities (entitled to 1914 Star trio).Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st type (13175 Bndsmn. H. Payne. G. Gds), contact marks, very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 2nd issue (3648779 C. Sjt. A. Williamson. S. Lan. R.), good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 3rd issue, Regular Army (3377893 W.O.II. A. Sharples. E. Lan. R.), nearly very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Indian Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.VI.R., 1st issue (3386 Hav. Fazal Illahi, 4-2 Punjab R.), minor contact marks, very fineFazal Illahi was later commissioned Jemadar (8608 I.O.) and served with distinction in the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Punjab Regiment, in North Africa. He was awarded the 2nd Class of Indian Order of Merit (I.O.M.) for his gallant deeds in the period November 1941 to January 1942, the original recommendation stating:'Jemadar Fazal Illahi, since the Battalion came on service, has taken part in at least eight night or dawn attacks and has been in the leading elements on each o...

Volunteer Force Long Service, V.R. (498 Col. Sergt. D. McKennon. 2nd. V.C. S.L.R.), engraved naming, nearly extremely fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Volunteer Force Long Service, V.R. (102. Lance Corpl. D. Jeffs. A. Compy. 1st V.B. Welsh Regt. 1896.), engraved naming, good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Volunteer Force Long Service, E.VII.R. (7856 Pnr: Sergt: T. H. Thomas. 5th V.B. Manch: Regt.), impressed naming, toned, nearly extremely fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Volunteer Force Long Service, E.VII.R. (3318 Pte. T: Grounds. 1/V.B. S. Lanc: Regt.), impressed naming, edge bruising, very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Territorial Force Efficiency Medal, G.V.R. (T-343 Dvr: S. J. Robertson. E. Lanc: Dvl: Tn: A.S.C.), erasure prior to number, very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Efficiency Medal, G.VI.R., Territorial (1458734. S. Sgt. D. Clarke. R.A.), good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Efficiency Medal, G.VI.R, Territorial, with Second Award Bar (3599860 Gnr. J. Dixon. R.A.), good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Efficiency Medal, G.VI.R., Union of South Africa (W.O.2. J. W. D. Fitzpatrick T.S.C.), edge bruising, otherwise good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cadet Forces Long Service, G.VI.R. (Act. Flt. Lt. H. Craddock. R.A.F.V.R. (T).), good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cadet Forces Long Service, E.II.R. (Lt P A Terry ACF), good very fineP. A. Terry served with the Buckinghamshire and later Bedfordshire Army Cadet Force. He was awarded a Second Award Bar in the rank of Captain on 15 October 1996.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Special Constabulary Long Service Medal, G.V.R., robed bust (Joseph Hynd.), good very fine, together with Burgh of Greenock Special Constable's Medal, 34mm, silver, with '3 Year' top riband bar, the reverse engraved 'J. Hynd', in Edward, 92 Buchanan Street, Glasgow case and a 'God Speed Greenock' gilt medallion (3)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Special Constabulary Faithful Service Medal, G.V.R. (Group Cmdr. Sidney J. Curtis), initial 'T' neatly and privately adjusted to 'J', otherwise nearly extremely fine and scarce to rankSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Special Constabulary Medal, G.V.R. (2), robed bust, 1 clasp, The Great War 1914-18 (William H. Blackie); G.V.R. coinage head, 3 clasps, Long Service, 1942, Long Service, 1946, Long Service, 1953 (Cyril G. Whiting), nearly extremely fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Special Constabulary Long Service Medal, G.VI.R. (2) (Harold G. Emery.; William Myers.), the second with 'Long Service, 1944' bar, nearly extremely fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Special Constabulary Long Service Medal, E.II.R. (2) (Cecil J. Skyes; David M. Dewar), good very fine, the second in box of issue also stating 'Fife' (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Royal Humane Society, large silver medal (R.H.S Do. W. H. Graves Vitam ob Restitutam Dono Dat 1815.), fitted with small silver clip and loop for wear, minor scratching to obverse field, good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Royal Humane Society, large bronze medal (successful) (John Harrison. 19 May 1862. 83d. Regt.), good very fineRoyal Humane Society, Case No. 16907.John Harrison was born in 1840 at Preston, Lancashire and served as a Private (No. 989) with the 83rd (County of Dublin) Regiment. Having likely been stationed with the regiment at Belgaum, Southern India, he was awarded the R.H.S large bronze medal for lifesaving in the River Medway at Chatham in 1862. He is noted as having deserted from Shorncliffe Barracks on 5 September 1863.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view...

(x) A rare Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society Marine Medal and Royal National Institute for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck pair awarded to Chief Mate Thomas Lewis, for separate rescue attempts in S.S. Earl of ErneLiverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society Marine Medal, 1st type, silver medallion, 56mm. diameter, in glazed case with silver band inscribed: 'Mr Thomas Lewis Chief Mate Steam Ship "Earl of Erne" for Gallantly Jumping into Clarence Basin & Saving a Man & Boy, Feby. 1858'; Royal National Institute for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck, G.IV.R., silver (Mr Thomas Lewis....

(x) MEDALS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE TERRY SOLEPART I: AWARDS FOR SOUTH AFRICA 1834-1853 AND 1877-1879INTRODUCTIONHistorically, the policing of Imperial frontiers frequently involved the raising and deployment of 'local levies' - as they were often called in the 19th century British Empire. Such units were generally recruited from settlers who inhabited the terrain to be policed and trusted aborigines who derived benefit and status from their specialist knowledge of the terrain and culture of the relevant border area. This practice was used throughout the Roman empire and, in modern hist...

(x) South Africa 1834-53 (W. Red. Cooper.), replacement - and defective - suspension, heavily polished, fairWilliam Red served as Cooper aboard H.M.S. Castor.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) South Africa 1834-53 (John Riddett. Actg. Boatswain 2nd. Class.), polished, nearly very fineJohn Riddett served aboard H.M.S Castor and H.M.S Hermes. The latter was actively engaged from the onset of the Third War and had conveyed Sir Harry Smith to the frontier in his attempt to avert the uprising of December 1850.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Three: Boatswain's Mate S. Cuer, Royal NavyChina 1840-42 (Stephen Cuer, H.M.S. Blonde); South Africa 1834-53 (S. Cuer, Boatswain's Mate); Baltic 1855, unnamed as issued, edge bruising, otherwise generally very fine and a rare combination of awards (3)Stephen Cuer served as a Boatswain's Mate in H.M.S. Styx during the Third War. A force of 25 Marines was landed from Styx for service ashore and Chief Seyolo was conveyed by her as a prisoner to Cape Town in November 1852.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Con...

(x) StaffSouth Africa 1834-53 (H. B. Ramsbottom, Acting A.D.C.), minor edge bruise, very fine and tonedHenry Batson Ramsbottom was born in July 1821 and obtained an Ensigncy in the 4th (King's Own) Regiment in October 1840. Having then purchased a Lieutenancy in June 1844, he witnessed active service as an Acting A.D.C. in South Africa during the Third War (Medal). He later transferred to the 99th Foot and died in camp, before Sebastopol, on 4 January 1855. In the following month, the Reading Mercury reported:'Lieutenant Ramsbottom, reported to have been recently suffocated in his tent by char...

(x) The Royal ArtilleryFive different companies of the Royal Artillery saw service in the three Wars. At the outbreak of the First War the 8th Co. 8th Battalion comprised the only artillerymen stationed in South Africa. Serving under Captain J. S. Bastard at Cape Town and later Grahamstown, they were subsequently reinforced in number with 50 men from the 75th Regiment.During 1835 they saw little action and the only fatal casualty was an unfortunate Corporal who fell to his death from a cliff. The 8th/8th tour of duty in the Cape lasted until December 1841.South Africa 1834-53 (Srjt. A. Dennin...

(x) The Royal EngineersThe expertise of the Royal Engineers was rarely tested during service in South Africa. The Corps was employed mostly upon routine peacetime operations of surveying, road making, camp construction and bridge building.However, there were exceptions: The 9th Company went to the Cape from Mauritius in August 1845 and over the following eight years saw more action than most infantry units; on 23 April 1846, 50 men of the 9th Company under Lieutenant Bourchier repulsed a night attack on their encampment near Fort Brown at the Great Fish River and killed 30 of their assailants....

(x) South Africa 1834-53 (R. Wolfe. Royal Engrs. Dept. Grahamstown.), 'Royal' privately - and neatly - engraved, minor edge nicks, nearly very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Royal Sappers & MinersSouth Africa 1834-53 (J. Tosh. Rl. Saprs.& Minrs.), contact marks, good fineJames Tosch served with the 17th Company, Royal Sappers and Miners, in the Third War; please note difference in surname spelling versus medal roll entry.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) The 7th (The Princess Royal's) Regiment of Dragoon GuardsThe Regiment arrived at the Cape in 1843. Within a short period of time it was noted that heavy cavalry was a branch of the army ill-suited for the local terrain; Dragoon trappings were much too cumbersome for the little Cape horses and it was foreseen that the troopers might be employed as mounted infantry armed with rifles from the 60th Regiment. Loading a rifle on horseback was a difficult exercise however, and before the horses had been fully trained, the Regiment was called upon.At the Battle of Guanga, having just burnt Chief S...

(x) South Africa 1834-53 (Cornet J. T. Cramer, 7th. Dragn. Gds.), bent suspension post, edge bruising, nearly very fineJohn Thomas Cramer was born in March 1820, the younger son of John Cramer of Rathmore, Co. Cork; the family was 'of great antiquitv, and came originally from Germany, one of its ancestors, Colonel Tobias Kramer, being Governor at the siege of Ostend.' Young John studied law at Trinity College, Dublin and, although called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in 1842, he opted for a Cornetcy in the 7th Dragoon Guards in December 1843.He was subsequently present in operations against...

(x) The 12th (The Prince of Wales's) Royal Regiment of LancersThe regiment journeyed to South Africa as reinforcements in 1851, where it faced similar problems to the Dragoons in respect to the small Cape horses; weapons too were hardly ideal for the warfare which faced them, contemporary sources stating the men's lances became useful ridgepoles when makeshift tents were required. Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Pole ordered all officers to carry carbines or rifles while his advanced guards used double barrelled carbines.The Lancers helped to successfully clear the Waterkloof stronghold, but two squ...

(x) South Africa 1834-53 (W. … itcher. 12th. Lancers.), broken suspension, partial name loss as a consequence of edge bruising, polished, fair to fineWalter Pitcher is recorded on the roll as having served in the Third War.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Four: Colonel E. Pole, 12th LancersSouth Africa 1834-53 (Lieut. Col. E. Pole, 12th Lancers); Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (Colonel Edwd. Pole, 12th Rl. Rt. Lancers), engraved naming; Turkey, Order of Medjidie, 5th Class breast badge, silver, gold and enamel; Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian die, Hunt & Roskell striking, original ribands and Hunt & Roskell riband buckles for wearing, very fine and better (4)Edward Pole was appointed to a Cornetcy in the 12th Lancers in July 1825. His subsequent appointments were to Lieutenant in September 1826; Captain in November 1831; Major in July 1...

(x) The 2nd (The Queen's Royal) RegimentSix service companies of the Queen's embarked from Ireland for the Cape in June 1851. Setting out in three contingents, many of the men experienced harrowing journeys, not least those embarked in the Birkenhead; the smallest contingent in the Sumner experienced a fire and did not reach East London until September 1851.In early September, 180 officers and men of the 2nd, with supporting detachments from other regiments, were sent to patrol the Committee's Hill; finding themselves confronted by a large body of warriors, they were forced to extend in skirmi...

(x) The 6th (Royal Warwickshire) RegimentThe Regiment, comprising 244 officers and men at the outbreak of the Third War, provided most of the infantry for the force which moved out of Fort Cox to try and capture Chief Sandili on 24 December 1850. The column came under heavy attack in the Boomah Pass, ten men being killed and five wounded, before the remainder fought their way through to Keiskamma Hoek.The Regiment particularly distinguished itself on 9 December 1851, by storming an enemy strong point with the bayonet; the round of minor raids and skirmishing continued until the last of the chi...

(x) Pair: Captain J. Dawson, 6th RegimentSouth Africa 1834-53 (Lieut. John Dawson, 6th Regt.); Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Captn. J. Dawson, 1st Bn. 6th Regt.), minor contact marks, better than very fine (2)John Dawson was appointed to a Cornetcy in the 6th Regiment in May 1852, direct from the ranks; he had earlier served in the Second War in South Africa 1846-47.He subsequently served in the Third War 1850-53, including the operations in the Fish River, Amatolas, and both the Transkei Expeditions, on the latter of which he acted as Adjutant. He was advanced to Lieutenant in June 1854 an...

(x) The 12th (East Suffolk) RegimentThe Regiment disembarked at Port Elizabeth on 24 August 1851. Attached to Somerset's force, five companies of the 12th found themselves attacking enemy strongholds in the Waterkloof and searching the territories of rebel chiefs Stock, Tola and Seyola; during that time the men marched nearly 1000 miles, killed 124 of the enemy and captured some 1500 cattle, losing two men killed and one badly wounded. Patrols thereafter continued apace, including a clash with a party of Hottentots near Jantjies Kraal resulting in the deaths of 18 of the enemy and two casualti...

(x) The 27th (Inniskilling) RegimentThe Regiment embarked at Cork and reached Cape Town on 18 August 1835. Initially acting as peacekeepers between the Boers and native tribes in Natal, the Regiment bore much of the responsibility to stem the tide of enemy incursions as they invaded the settlements following their victory against Hare in June 1846. With Lieutenant-Colonel Montague Johnstone in Command, there was a fruitless attempt to surround Kreli, but the wily chief surrendered before any serious fighting and the troops returned home through country badly burned up through drought; similar...

(x) The 43rd (Monmouthshire) RegimentThe Regiment disembarked at East London on 17 December 1851, where it was quickly given instruction on the principles of bush fighting; it had taken a long time for the lesson to be learned that shining brasses, pipe clay and parade ground drills would not help to subdue their enemies.Seeing early service in the field, five companies joined with the 73rd upon a raid into the Amatolas on 27 January; ambushed in a pass near Baillies Grove, Surgeon Davidson was killed. Further casualties would follow whilst scouring the forests of Fullers Hoek and Hermann's Kl...

(x) The 45th (Nottinghamshire) RegimentThe Regiment saw active service on the frontier and was part of the force under Captain Hogg of the 7th Dragoon Guards who moved against chiefs Mapona and Mapaisa in a three -day operation that captured over 3000 cattle and killed several of the enemy. In January 1847 the 45th helped to destroy Chief Foto's kraal, but as 'British Kaffaria' began to boil over once more in 1850, the Regiment would face a sterner test; on 20 December a Corporal and three men were sent out to escort some sheep, but when they did not return 12 more men of the 45th were ordered...

(x) The 60th (The King's Royal Rifle) RegimentThe Regiment arrived off East London on 27 September 1851, but so heavy was the surf that the heavily seasick troops were unable to disembark until 3 October. Initially involved in cattle raiding and crop destruction, in March 1852 the Regiment was part of Michel's Brigade under Sir Harry Smith which struck out at Iron Mountain in the Waterkloof. The 60th led the frontal attack which carried the mountain with the loss of one killed and one wounded. Further action would occur at the Wolf's Den, followed by a sharp skirmish at the foot of the Amatola...

(x) The 72nd (The Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders) RegimentThe Regiment had been in South Africa since 1828 and were garrisoned at Cape Town at the commencement of hostilities. Their early role involved bringing in missionaries, traders and settlers to the comparative safety of Fort Willshire. Subsequently, the Highlanders found themselves in more dangerous situations; with three companies of Provisionals, Captain Murray and 100 men of the 72nd were sent to intercept 600 men under Chief Tyalie who settled upon a high and rugged cliff later called Murray's Kranzt. The troops scaled the heights...

(x) The 73rd (The Perthshire) RegimentSouth Africa 1834-53, no clasp (Capt. G. Burne. 73rd Regt.), contact marks, edge bruising and polished, nearly very fineGodfrey James Burne was purchased an Ensigncy in the 73rd (The Perthshire) Regiment in May 1845 and was advanced to Lieutenant in May 1848 and to Captain in April 1851. Present in South Africa during the Third War, he participated in the operations on the Amatolas Fish River, Waterkloof and in the Transkei expeditions (Medal). He attained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in November 1864.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20%...

(x) The 74th (Highland) RegimentThe Regiment arrived at Algoa Bay in March 1851. As a consequence of a similarity between the Lamont tartan and tortoiseshell colouring, the locals called the men of the 74th 'the tortoises', a name they grew to like. Consequently, the regiment began its campaign more suitably equipped for guerrilla warfare than any other regular unit.In early June the Regiment took part in the Amatola operations and in assaulting Victoria Heights, when it lost three men killed and suffered several wounded; the enemy took up the fight in the forest and several days were spent sc...

(x) The 75th RegimentThe Regiment arrived at the Cape as a regular infantry unit in August 1830. Originally charged to bring in isolated groups of settlers, men of the 75th and 72nd Regiments attacked and destroyed the Kraal of Chief Eno, and then marched upon the Kraals of Chiefs Tyali and Macomo. Pursing the enemy through tangled thickets, the men of the 75th were engaged on prolonged intelligence gathering missions and numerous skirmishes; interestingly, so long had they been in the field - and subject to the harsh climate and restricted diet - that many men began to suffer from scurvy. The...

(x) The 90th (Perthshire Volunteers) RegimentThe Regiment arrived in Simon's Bay on 3 April 1846, stepping immediately into the operations of the Second War; their first duty was to recover the body of a volunteer officer killed a few miles from the town on the day of their arrival.Initially used as an escort for supply columns, they were then used to harass the enemy across the Keiskamma River until the principal chiefs surrendered.Perhaps lesser known, the 90th Regiment had experienced one of the most challenging journeys to and from England; outward bound, the Maria Somes had all but been l...

(x) The 91st (Argyllshire) RegimentThe 1st Battalion was sent to the Cape of Good Hope from St Helena in 1839 and took part in a punitive expedition against Chief Tola who had been stealing settlers' cattle. On 22 May 1846, sixty men of the 91st came under heavy attack whilst escorting supply wagons between Fort Peddie and Trompeter's Drift; most of the wagons had to be abandoned to the Kaffirs.A Reserve Battalion was formed in April 1842 and joined the 1st Battalion at Grahamstown. After considerable inactivity, the 91st suddenly found themselves in the heat of the action, indeed on 16 April...

(x) Pair: Lieutenant O. Fitzgerald, 87th Regiment, late 91st RegimentSouth Africa 1834-53 (Ensign O. Fitzgerald, 91st Regt.); Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Lieut. O. Fitzherald, 87th Regt.), note surname spelling on last, better than very fine (2)Ormond Fitzgerald was appointed to an Ensigncy in the 91st Regiment in January 1843 and witnessed active service in South Africa, where he is recorded as having distinguished himself on an expedition against Chief Mampassa in October 1847 (Medal). Having then been advanced to Lieutenant in the same year, he transferred to the 87th Regiment and was...

(x) The 1st Battalion Rifle BrigadeThe Battalion sailed from Dover on 2 January 1852. The journey proved almost as disastrous as that experienced by the men aboard the ill-fated Birkenhead, the overcrowded ship encountering severe gales and fire, before limping into Simon's Bay two months after it had set out.Appointed to General Somerset's 1st Brigade, the Riflemen arrived in time to join the Waterkloof expedition, recording four casualties. In May and June, skirmishes accounted for two killed and seven wounded, whilst on 24 July the Battalion, under Buller's command, attacked the enemy at Mu...

(x) Three: Private W. King, Rifle BrigadeSouth Africa 1834-53 (W. King, 1st Bn. Rifle Bde.); Crimea 1854-56, 4 clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol (No. 1722 William King, R. B.), depot impressed naming, in part restored by engraved details as a consequence of bruising; Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian die, unnamed as issued, the first two with re-affixed suspension claws, edge bruising, contact marks and polished, thus fine or better (3)William King served in the Second and Third Wars in South Africa.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more...

(x) Medical StaffThe Cape of Good Hope was one of the healthier stations for British troops, but the wars on the frontier imposed considerable strain on medical services. Regimental surgeons could usually provide adequate care for their charges, but there were an insufficient number of doctors to serve with the Colonial Forces and Native Levies; as a result, early in 1851, attempts were made to recruit civilian doctors who were prepared to expose themselves to the discomforts and hazards of the frontier.South Africa 1834-53 (Staff Surgn. 2nd. Class W. Sall, M.D.), light contact marks, otherwis...

(x) The CommissariatA forerunner of the Royal Corps of Transport, the Commissariat was responsible for providing and paying for everything necessary for the subsistence and transport of an army.South Africa 1834-53 (B. C. White. Clerk.), very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) THE COLONIALSSir Harry Smith's Medal for Gallantry 1851 (John Keiberg), engraved naming, fitted with riveted claw and bar suspension and old engraved riband buckle for wearing, edge bruising and a little polished, otherwise very fine and rare31 such medals are believed to have been awarded and, of the 22 known surviving examples, 11 are unnamed; this suggests that they were issued thus.When the war started in December 1850, Sir Harry Smith was Governor and Commander-in-Chief at the Cape. Early in the campaign he was blockaded in Fort Cox, inland from King Williams Town, by Gaikas under Chi...

(x) The Cape Mounted RiflesDesignated as such from 1828, the C.M.R. grew out of a corps of Hottentot scouts employed to assist in policing the frontier. The men were horsed, armed, equipped and subsisted, but not paid. Principally used for skirmishing and scouting, C.M.R. companies armed with short double-barrelled carbines were ideal for close fighting whether on horseback or afoot.South Africa 1834-53 (Lieut. C. E. Phillpotts, Cape Md. Rifles.), suspension claw re-affixed, good very fineCharles Edward Phillpots was appointed an Ensign in the Cape Mounted Rifles in February 1844. Having then...

(x) South Africa 1834-53 (Corpl. J. Ashcroft. Cape Md. Rifles.), heavily polished and lacquered, edge bruising, fairJohn Ashcroft is recorded on the roll as serving during the Third War. He saw all his campaign service on attachment to the 91st Regiment.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) South Africa 1834-53 (Alexr. Ferguson. Cape Md. Riflemen.), contact marks, edge bruising and polished, good fineAlexander Ferguson is recorded on the roll as serving during the Third War. He saw all his campaign service on attachment to the 74th Regiment.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) South Africa 1834-53 (J. Kilbride. Cape Md. Riflemen.), polished, nearly very fine and tonedJames Kilbride is recorded on the roll as serving during the Third War. He saw all his campaign service on attachment to the 91st Regiment.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) South Africa 1834-53 (W. Mc.Cabe. Cape Md. Riflemen.), on contemporary wearing pin, polished, nearly very fineWilliam McCabe is recorded on the roll as serving during the Third War. He also served on attachment to the 12th Regiment.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Family group:Military General Service 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Albuhera, Vittoria (J. Grimes, 3rd Dgn. Gds.), one or two minor edge bruises, good very finePair: Colour-Sergeant J. Grimes, Cape Mounted RiflemenSouth Africa 1834-53 (Colr. Serjt. J. Grimes, Cape Md. Riflemen); Army L.S. & G.C., V.R. small letter reverse (Cr. Serjt. Jno. Grimes, 27th Octr. 1858), this last with old re-engraved naming, with matching engraved riband buckles for wearing, edge bruise to first, otherwise better than very fine (3)J. Grimes served with the Reserve Battalion of the 45th Regiment in the Second War, prior t...

(x) THE SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1877-1879The Royal NavySouth Africa 1877-79, no clasp (E. Moore. Baker, H.M.S. "Euphrates."), suspension claw tightened, good very fine and tonedE. Moore is recorded as one of two Bakers aboard H.M.S. Euphrates; 261 Medals were issued to her crew, all of them without clasp.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) South Africa 1877-79, no clasp (D. Hutchens, Blk. Smith's. Crew, H.M.S "Active"), on contemporary wearing pin, edge bruise, good very fineD. Hutchens appears to be the only recipient recorded with the rate of Blacksmith's Crew aboard H.M.S. Active; 409 Medals were issued to her crew, 183 of them without clasp.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) South Africa 1877-79 (C Share P O 1st Cl H.M.S. "Forrester"), naming partly legible, medal disc only, the obverse professionally - and attractively - enamelled, brooch-mounted with wearing pin to reverseC. Share is recorded as serving as Petty Officer 1st Class aboard H.M.S. Forester; 76 Medals were issued to her crew, all of them with the '1879' clasp.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) BRITISH ARMYThe Royal ArtilleryCommanded by Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel. A. Harness, C.B., N Battery of 5th Brigade, R.A. formed part of Glyn's Column of the army of invasion in January 1879, and comprised 130 men of all ranks, with six guns, 73 horses, 36 mules and six mule-carts, with transport wagons. In the disastrous encounter with the enemy at Isandhlwana, the Battery lost Brevet Major Stuart Smith and 61 men, together with two guns, 24 horses, 30 mules and 534 rounds of ammunition. The Battery re-crossed the Buffalo River with the remains of the column on 23 January and remained at Ro...

(x) The 1st King's Dragoon GuardsWhen stationed at Aldershot, on 12 February 1879, the King's Dragoon Guards received a sudden order for service in South Africa. With as little delay as practicable, they were brought up to war strength by volunteers from other corps and the transfer of horses; on 27 February the left wing embarked at Southampton under the command of Major Marter, in the hired transport Spain; the right wing, with Headquarters, followed the next day under Colonel Alexander in the Egypt.Both ships arrived at Durban on 8 April, the men marching to Pietermaritzburg and then on to...

(x) The 3rd East Kent RegimentDuring the summer of 1878, the Headquarters and five companies of the 3rd Regiment "The Buffs", which had previously been stationed at Pietermaritzburg, were scattered over a wide area at various strategically important positions in Natal. Reinforced by further companies of the regiment from Mauritius, their first orders resulted in the construction of the earthwork which was subsequently known as Fort Pearson.By January 1879 the regiment numbered over 800 men, and from the 4th to the 12th they assisted the Naval Brigade in completing the arrangements made for the...

(x) The 2/4th RegimentThe 2nd Battalion, 4th 'King's Own Royal' Regiment, received orders at the North Camp, Aldershot, in the first week of December 1878 to proceed to Natal on active service. Embarked in the transports Dunrobin Castle and Teuton on the 10 and 13 December respectively, the Battalion arrived at Cape Town in early January 1879. United once again after a long voyage, the men marched to Pietermaritzburg, and from there, upon receipt of the news of the disaster at Isandhlwana, on to Helpmakaar.The companies of the Battalion were subsequently distributed in reserve over a wide area...

(x) South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (1936, Cr. Sergt. W. Ledsham, 1/4th. Foot), with contemporary silk ribbon and silver buckle, lightly polished, edge bruise over the 'sh' of surname, very fineW. Ledsham is recorded on the roll as having served in the 2nd Battalion, rather than in the 1st Battalion.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) 1/13th Prince Albert's Light Infantry RegimentPrior to the outbreak of the Zulu War, the 1st Battalion, 13th Prince Albert's Light Infantry, was engaged in operations against Sekukuni on the Transvaal border but, as war became imminent, it was moved south and formed part of Wood's Column, with which it remained throughout all operations.On 2 January 1879 the Column left Utrecht and reached the Blood River two days later. Having left two companies of men under Major Leet at the fortified outpost of Balte's Spruit, the Column crossed into enemy territory and constructed a fort at Tinta's Dri...

(x) The 2/21st RegimentThe 2nd Battalion, 21st Royal Scots Fusiliers was stationed at the Curragh Camp when on 12 February 1879 it received orders to proceed to Natal. About 300 volunteers from other regiments in Ireland were sent to the Battalion to bring it up to strength for active service.On 22 February the men embarked at Queenstown in the hired transport City of Paris; it would not be a smooth journey. Whilst entering St. Simon's Bay the vessel struck on the Roman Rock and was severely damaged, so much so that the troops were hastily transferred to H.M.S. Tamar. On reaching Durban on 23...

(x) The 58th RegimentThe 58th 'Rutlandshire' Regiment was stationed at Grand Shaft Barracks, Dover, when, on 11 February 1879, it received orders to hold itself in readiness to proceed on active service to South Africa. Embarked at Portsmouth in the hired transport Russia, the men arrived at Durban on 4 April and proceeded via Pietermaritzburg and Ladysmith to Landman's Drift.Aided by the 5th Brigade R.A., the men set to work constructing Fort Whitehead at Koppie Allein. Using this fort and Fort Evelyn as staging posts, the Regiment conducted numerous reconnaissance missions and on 3 July a wa...

(x) The 80th RegimentThe 80th Regiment - 'Staffordshire Volunteers' - were scattered over a wide extent of territory in the Transvaal and Natal in 1878. According to The South African Campaign of 1879, they 'performed distinguished service in the first Sekukuni campaign.'1239 Medals issued to the 80th Regiment, 294 of them with the '1878' clasp and 626 of them with the '1878-9' clasp.South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1878 (1609 Pte. H. Burtenshaw. 80th. Foot.), nearly extremely fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms...

(x) South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1878-9 (1286. Pte. T. Fitzmorris, 80th. Foot), contact marks and edge bruising, thus fine or betterSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) The 94th RegimentThe 94th Regiment was stationed at Aldershot when a sudden order was received on 12 February 1879, directing it to Natal. All officers and men were recalled at once, with a further 350 volunteers joining to bring the Regiment to war strength. The men embarked from Southampton aboard the S.S. China and arrived at Durban on 2 April.Forming part of Newdigate's Division, the 94th formed at advance post at Conference Hill, where they built two forts and a stone laager under the direction of officers from the Royal Engineers.At the battle of Ulundi, the 94th was the only regimen...

(x) South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (991. Pte. P. Cosgrove. 94th Foot.), cleaned, very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (1835. Pte. Jos. Williams. 94th. Foot.), good very fine and tonedSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Medical StaffPair: Brigadier Surgeon H. Lamb, Army Medical DepartmentNew Zealand 1845-66, undated (Assist. Surgn. Henry Lamb, Staff); South Africa 1877-79, no clasp (Surgn. Maj. H. Lamb, A.M. Dept.), very fine or better (2)Henry Lamb was born at Youghal, Co. Cork on 16 January 1838 and entered the Army Medical Department as an Assistant Surgeon in October 1860. He subsequently witnessed active service in New Zealand in the period 1863-65 (Medal) and was advanced to Surgeon Major in November 1875. It was in the same rank that he served in the Zulu War in 1879 (Medal). Lamb was placed on the...

(x) Three: Surgeon Lieutenant-Colonel J. W. O'M. Martin, Army Medical DepartmentSouth Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (Surgn. Maj. J. W. O'M. Martin, M.B., A.M.D.); Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 1 clasp, Suakin 1885 (Surgn. Maj. J. W. O'M. Martin, M.B., Med. Staff); Khedive's Star 1884-6, unnamed as issued, better than very fine (3)Joseph Walter O'Malley Martin was born in September 1846 and entered the Army Medical Department as an Assistant Surgeon in April 1871. He subsequently witnessed active service in the Zulu War in 1879 (Medal & clasp), in addition to being present in operat...

(x) South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1878 (Civil Practr. Palmer.), suspension claw tightened, edge bruising and heavily polished, fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Imperial Commissariat DepartmentSouth Africa 1877-79, no clasp (Driv: J. Johar, Imperial Comst.), crudely re-affixed suspension, edge bruising, good fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) COLONIAL UNITSAlbany RangersThe Albany and Grahamstown men are amongst the earliest volunteers under the British regime. In 1860, the Rangers - or Grahamstown Light Horse - had a dismounted detachment and a total strength of 150 men. The mounted men served in the War of 1877, under Captain Minto.52 Medals were awarded to the Albany Rangers, 47 of them with the '1877-8' clasp.Three: Private J. E. Hayton, Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry, late Albany Rangers and Lieutenant, Nesbitt's HorseSouth Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1877-8 (Corpl. J. E. Hayton, Albany Rangers.); Cape of Good Hope 1880-97,...

(x) Barkly RangersRaised in 1878 in Barkly West District, near Kimberley, for the campaigns in Bechuanaland or the Northern Border War. The Rangers saw action in Commandant Ford's column in July 1878, including an engagement at Takoon at the month's end; see The History of the Battles and Adventures of the British, the Boers, and the Zulus, etc. in Southern Africa, from the time of Pharaoh Necho to 1888, by D. C. F. Moodie.64 Medals were awarded to the Barkley Rangers, all of them with the '1878' clasp.South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1878 (Sergt. P. F. Windson, Barkly Rangs.), lacquered, edge b...

(x) Baker's HorseRaised in 1878, the corps was disbanded at the close of hostilities, but was re-established at Port Elizabeth on the commencement of the Zulu War of 1879. As part of Colonel Wood's Column, under Redvers Buller, this famous mounted contingent was most notably engaged at Inhlobane on 28 March 1879, when the unit had eight of its number killed and two seriously wounded.219 Medals were awarded to Baker's Horse, 202 of them with the '1879' clasp.South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (Lieut: G. Addie, Bakers Horse.), in period fitted white metal and leather case, the lid impressed wit...

(x) South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (Tpr. F. Behrens. Bakers Horse.), officially re-engraved naming, edge bruising and contact marks, good fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Bettington's HorseRaised as No. 3 Troop of the Natal Horse at Rorke's Drift in February 1879, the unit was formed from the officers and non-commissioned officers of the disbanded 3rd Regiment of the Natal Native Contingent. The Natal Horse comprised of three troops: No. 1 Troop under Captain de Burgh, No. 2 Troop under Captain Cooke and No. 3 Troop under Captain Bettington. The first two Troops were sent to join Crealock's 1st Division on the coast and No. 3 troop moved up to Utrecht and became part of the 2nd Division. Henceforth, it became 'Bettington's Horse'.Claude Albemarle Bettington...

(x) Bolotwa VolunteersA little-known unit of Europeans, the Bolotwa Volunteers were awarded 18 Medals, all of them with the '1878' clasp.South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1877-8 (Copl. C. Howse. Bolotwa Vol:), official correction to unit, edge bruise, nearly very fineAccording to the published roll, and as stated above, Corporal Howse was entitled to the clasp for '1878'.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Border HorseThe Border Horse was raised originally as Weatherley's Horse, after its Colonel, Frederick Augustus Weatherley. On the death of his father-in-law, Weatherley inherited a large sum of money, the majority of which he invested in the recently formed Transvaal Gold Mining Company Limited. The company was formed in London after the discovery of gold on the farm Eerstelling in the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (later to become the Transvaal). The mine failed to flourish and on being told that it was about to be shut down, Weatherley decided towards the end of 1875 to go to South Africa...

(x) South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1877-[8]-9 (F. Sjt: C. Mc. Gonigal. Border H.), clasp loose on riband with the '8' of the dates struck out, officially impressed but later naming, very fineThe published roll that the Medal was re-issued on 27 June 1914.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Bowker's RoversRaised in Graaff-Reinet and Somerset East districts by Commandant B. E. Bowker for the Ninth War of 1877.South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1877 (Corpl. T. Kelly. Bowkers Rovers.), suspension re-affixed, official correction to unit, contact marks and edge bruising, good fine and rareApproximately 165 '1877' clasps were issued in total - the advance against the Galekas did not commence until late September 1877, hence the rarity of this single year clasp.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditi...

(x) Buffalo Volunteer RiflesThe parent corps of the Kaffrarian Rifles raised in East London, Cape in 1876 with a strength of two companies. Led by Colonel Brabant and Captains Nettleton and Von Linsigen, the unit were disbanded after service in the operations in September 1880.South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1877-8 (Pte. G. Wicks, No.1. Co. Buffalo Vol: Rifles), very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Pair: Lieutenant G. A. King, Landrey's Light Horse, late Buffalo Volunteer RiflesSouth Africa 1877-79, one clasp, 1877-8 (Q. M. Sergt. G. A. King, Buffalo. Vol: Rif:); Cape of Good Hope General Service 1880-97, 1 clasp, Basutoland (Lieut. G. A. King. Landrey's L. Hse.), good very fine and toned (2)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Burgher RiflesThree: Trooper P. A. M. Cox, Natal Mounted Rifles, late Burgher RiflesSouth Africa 1877-79, no clasp (Pte. P. A. M. Cox. P. M. Burg Rifles.), the engraved initials 'P.A.M.' privately added; Queen's South Africa 1889-1902, 5 clasps, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing's Nek (402 Tpr: P. A. Cox. Natal M.R.); Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service, E.VII.R. (Tpr. P. A. M. Cox N.M.R.), nearly very fine or better and a rare combination of awards (3)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information...

(x) Cape (Mounted) YeomanryThe 1st and 2nd Cape (Mounted) Yeomanry were raised originally as a mobile striking force for service on the Eastern Frontier. The C.M.Y. greatly distinguished itself at the storming and capture of Moirosi's Stronghold on 8 April 1879, an action in which the Corps sustained a number of casualties.307 Medals were awarded to the 1st Cape (Mounted) Yeomanry, 282 of them with the '1879' clasp.South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (Tpr. Th: Opitz 1st Cape Yeory.), light surface scratches from cleaning, very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buy...

(x) South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (Tpr. C. G. Marshall, 1st. Cape Yeory.), good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Diamond Fields' HorseOriginally known as the Dutoitspan Hussars, 291 men of the Diamond Fields Horse served under Captain Warren in the Ninth and Northern Border Wars. A contingent of 101 men under Captain Stewart served against Sekukuni in 1878. The unit was merged with the Kimberley Regiment in 1899 but served as a mounted unit to the close of hostilities, when amalgamation took place.305 Medals were awarded to the Diamond Fields' Horse, 156 of them with the '1877-8' clasp.South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1877-8 (Tpr. T. Peel. Diamond Fds. Horse), very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price...

(x) Durban Mounted Reserve37 Medals were awarded to the Durban Mounted Reserve, all of them without clasp.South Africa 1877-79, no clasp (Lieut. G. Brunton. Dn. Md. Reserve.), 'Reserve' officially re-engraved, good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Durban Mounted RiflesRaised in 1875, the D.M.R. accompanied Colonel Pearson's Southern Force in the invasion of Zululand in 1879.72 Medals were awarded to the Durban Mounted Rifles, all of them with the '1879' clasp.South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (Tr. Snell. Dn. Md. Rifles.), bent suspension post and tightened claw, edge bruise and wear to obverse high relief, otherwise nearly very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Pair: Conductor F. W. Allison, Army Service Corps, late Durban Mounted RiflesSouth Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (Tr. Allison, Dn. Md. Rifles.); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (Condr: F. W. Alison. A.S.C.), please note the difference in surname spelling, the first with re-pinned suspension claw and heavily polished, thus fair, the second with traces of erasure before and after naming details, good fine and a rare combination of awards (2)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Durban Volunteer ArtilleryRaised in 1870 to serve alongside the Durban Rifle Guard, the corps was employed on local defence duties during the Zulu War of 1879.52 Medals were awarded to the Durban Volunteer Artillery, all of them without clasp.South Africa 1877-79, no clasp (Batty. Sergt. Parfitt. Dn. Volr. Arty.), very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Pair: Gunner Guillan, Durban Volunteer ArtillerySouth Africa 1877-79, no clasp (Gunr. Guillan. Dn. Vol Arty.); an ornate Royal Durban Artillery Merit Medal, by Ottley, silver, mounted upon Indian Mutiny-style suspension, the obverse depicting four gunners and a gun, the reverse engraved in upright sans serif capitals 'Royal Durban Artillery, 1879', 38mm, edge bruising to the last, otherwise very fine or better (2)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Ferreira's HorseRaised by Colonel Ignatius Ferreira at Pretoria during the first British occupation of the Transvaal, this distinguished body was subsequently employed against the Sekukuni in June 1878. In the Zulu War of the following year, it served under Redvers Buller in Colonel Wood's Column and sustained a number of casualties at Sekukini's Stronghold on 28 November 1879.201 Medals were awarded to Ferreira's Horse, 60 of them with the '1878' clasp and 100 of them with the '1879' clasp.South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1878 (Tpr. F. Kingswood. Ferreira's Horse.), scratches to obverse, ed...

(x) South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (Troopr. T. Gravett, Ferreira's Horse.), officially re-engraved naming, very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Frontier Light HorseRaised by Lieutenant F. Carrington at King Williams Town, Cape Colony, in 1877. Command soon passed to Major Redvers Buller, K.R.R.C., under whom the F.L.H. served in the final stages of the Ninth War, suffering casualties. In July 1878, the unit, 276 of all ranks, marched from King Williams Town to Pietermaritzburg in Natal, and from there to Sekukuniland in the Transvaal. During September and October the corps saw service against the Sekukini, and in November returned to Natal and fought through the Zulu War of 1879 with Wood's Column.At Hlobane on 28 March 1879, the...

(x) South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1877-8-9 (44. Tpr. J. F. Murphy. Frontr. L. Horse.), good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Frontier Mounted RiflesIn 1876, Lieutenant-Colonel E. O. Hutchinson raised a unit in Cathcart District, in the Eastern Province, with the title of the Cathcart Mounted Rifles, with a strength of 80; by the following year that strength had increased to 250 men. The unit was re-titled the Frontier Mounted Rifles in 1878.295 Medals were awarded to the Frontier Mounted Riflemen, 261 of them with the '1877-8' clasp.Pair: Private J. Allen, Frontier Carbineers, late Frontier Mounted RiflesSouth Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1877-8 (Pte. J. Allen. Frontier M.R.); Cape of Good Hope General Service 1880-...

(x) Griqualand West ConstabularyCreated in 1878 in response to the Northern Border War, the Griqualand West Constabulary received 64 Medals, all of them with the '1878' clasp.South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1878 (Pte. G. Wollfer. Griqualand W. Constaby.), good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Isipingo Mounted RiflesRaised near Durban in 1879, the I.M.R. served on the Zululand frontier with a strength of 40 men. They were commanded by Captain Dering Stainbank and armed with the Swinburne-Henry carbine. At the close of the Zulu War, most of the members transferred to the Alexandra Mounted Rifles, and the corps ceased to exist.40 Medals were awarded to Isipingo Mounted Rifles, 39 of them without clasp.South Africa 1877-79, no clasp (Tr. W. Smith. Isipingo Md. Rifles.), good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information p...

(x) Kaffrarian VolunteersRaised in July 1870 at King Williams Town, the unit originally numbered 173 men. It remained in existence until September 1880 and 131 of its men served under Commandant Lonsdale in the Ninth War in 1877-78.135 Medals were awarded to Kaffrarian Volunteers, 132 of them with the '1877-8' clasp.South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1877-8 (Serg: J. Tweedie. Kaffrarian Vols.), extremely fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Keiskama Hoek Burgher ForceTwo units of the Keiskama Hoek Burgher Force and Volunteer Infantry served in the Ninth War of 1877-78.41 Medals were awarded to the Keiskama Hoek Burgher Force, all of them with the '1877-8' clasp.South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1877-8 (Pte. W. Kobus. Keiskama Hoek Bghr. Force.), good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Keiskama Hoek VolunteersThis small unit went on to serve with the H.Q. Column in Basutoland in 1881. It was awarded just 20 Medals, all of them with the '1877-8' clasp.South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1877-8 (Tpr. C. Kobus Keiskama Hoek Vols.), edge bruise, good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Komgha Fingo LevyThe Komgha Fingos were loyal warriors of the Eastern Province. They were awarded 103 Medals, all of them with the '1878' clasp. South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1878 (Corpl. Soldad. Kongha Fingo Levy.), good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Lonsdale's HorseRaised by Commandant R. La T. Lonsdale, late of the 74th Regiment, for service in the Zulu War of 1879, the unit accompanied the Relief Column sent to Eshowe.93 Medals were awarded to Lonsdale's Horse, 79 of them with the '1879' clasp.South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (Tpr. T. Baldwin, Lonsdales Horse), good very fine and lightly tonedSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Maritzburg RiflesRaised in 1861 as the Pietermaritzburg Volunteer Rifle Corps, from 1868 they were known as the Maritzburg Rifles. One of three infantry regiments formed in Natal, the other two being the New Germany Rifles and the Royal Durban Rifles, the Maritzburg Rifles under Lieutenant-Colonel the Honourable C. B. H. Mitchell, R.M.L.I., numbered 107 men and were tasked with defending Pietermaritzburg; this they achieved by the creation of an enormous laager, encompassing several city blocks, inclusive of complex barricades, blocked doors, shuttered windows and carefully placed loophole...

(x) Natal HussarsRaised by Major Eastwood in 1863, the N.H. was amalgamated with the Greytown Mounted Rifles in the same year. Even so, the overall strength of the contingent employed in the Zulu War of 1879, when it accompanied the Southern Force under Colonel Pearson, remained minimal.40 Medals were awarded to the Natal Hussars, all of them with the '1879' clasp.South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (Tr. Kohler Natal Husrs.), minor edge bruise, good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Bu...

(x) Natal Mounted PoliceRaised by Major Dartnell in 1874, the N.M.P. was never given the same opportunities as the Frontier Armed and Mounted Police, later Cape Mounted Riflemen, and the unit always had difficulty in trying to obtain proper arms and equipment. Nonetheless, it always attracted a 'very good class of recruit', and in 1877, when Shepstone annexed the Transvaal, a 25-strong N.M.P. contingent acted as his sole escort. Moreover, of those men who served in the Zulu War of 1879, over 30 of them lost their lives at Isandhlwana.256 Medals were awarded to the Natal Mounted Police, 167 of...

(x) Natal CarbineersRaised originally in Pietermaritzburg in 1855, this famous corps employed a small contingent during the Zulu War of 1879, most memorably at Isandhlwana where over 20 of its men were slain.75 Medals were awarded to the Natal Carbineers, all of them with the '1879' clasp.South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (Qr. Mr. London, Natal Carbineers.), harshly - perhaps acid - cleaned, with consequent erosion to surfaces, thus fairWilliam London was killed in action at Isandhlwana on 22 January 1879. He appears in various accounts of the action, some of them of an eye-witness nature. T...

(x) Natal Native ContingentThe Natal Native Contingent was formed by the G.O.C. for the Zulu War of 1879 from Natal Natives under white officers and N.C.O.s. The men carried native arms with 10 per cent rifles. The original three regiments of seven battalions in all were reduced to five battalions after Isandhlwana, many of the N.C.O.s going to Lonsdale's Horse. In some battalions a few men were mounted and were used as scouts. According to Major G. Tylden in The Armed Forces of South Africa, 'The fighting value of the men was very low.' Coloured hatbands were the only uniform issued. Corporal...

(x) South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (Lieut: R. D'Ombrain, 1st. Nat: Nat: Contgt.), very fineRobert D'Ombrain committed suicide on 8 April 1879. His story is the subject of an article by Keith Smith - 'The Lonely Grave at Kranskop' - which appear on the Victorian Wars Forum:'This paper owes its origin to a visit I made to Natal in 2004, one of whose objectives was to visit Fort Cherry, which stands high on a hillside near Kranskop in KwaZulu-Natal. The farm manager whom I met, and on whose property the fort lies, took me to see the farm's owner, then engaged in tending another property. Aft...

(x) South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (Tpr. J. V. Carroll. Natal. Nat: Contgt.), clasp part sprung from carriage on right hand side, minor contact marks, very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Native LeviesThe Native Levies were specially raised formations for the defence of the Natal Border during a state of emergency. By the close of the war, some 484 individual Colonial officers had served with the Natal Native Contingent, Border Guards, Native Levies and Wood's Irregulars, but a mere handful - just five men - qualified for the Medal with '1879' clasp.South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (Capt: C. Macrae, Native Levies.), re-affixed suspension and onetime brooch-mounted, good fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information...

(x) Natal Light HorseIn February 1879, Captain G. Marshall of the Middlesex Yeomanry Cavalry and Captain T. McDonald were authorised to each raise a troop of mounted men, intended as replacements for the Frontier Light Horse; Marshall set about raising his troop in Durban, whilst McDonald raised his men in Pietermaritzburg. Proceeding to Kampala, it was clear on arrival that the Frontier Light Horse was already at full strength and nobody knew what to do with these new men. Thankfully, common sense prevailed and under the command of Captain W. Whalley, ex-17th Lancers and Papal Zouaves, a new...

(x) Newcastle Mounted RiflesEstablished in October 1875, the Newcastle Mounted Rifles was another regiment in the style of the day: small by British standards, normal for Natal, but properly constituted. The unit was commanded by Captain Charles Robert Bradstreet; something of a rolling stone, he had joined the civil service and had been sent up to Newcastle as Assistant Magistrate, later resident Magistrate.With war looming, Bradstreet had his hands full. The licentious soldiers were giving continual trouble and bar brawls were a daily occurrence. The remount officers came in to protest that...

(x) One Star Diamond Contingent169 Medals were awarded to the One Star Diamond Contingent, all bar one of them with the clasp '1878'.South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1878 (Capt: W. Ward. One Star Diamd. Contgt.), good very fine and tonedSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1878 (Tpr. J. J. Jones. One Star Diamd. Contgt.), good very fine and tonedSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Royal Durban RiflesOriginally formed on 24 May 1854, the Royal Durban Rifles were gazetted as the Durban Volunteer Guard on 27 January 1855, with a strength of 120. In the years that followed, the D.V.G. became all but defunct, but in 1873 it was renamed the 'Royal Durban Rifles'. After the defeat at Isandhlwana a parade of volunteers in Durban was ordered for 24 January; among those attending were the Durban Mounted Reserve, the Royal Durban Rifles and the Durban Volunteer Artillery. At the parade, the three corps were tasked to protect Durban from possible invasion by the Zulu.The follow...

(x) Sansom's HorseBorn in 1828, James Sansom was the son of George Sansom and his wife Dorothy, members of Calton's party from Nottinghamshire, who settled originally near Bathurst in the early 1820s. He saw service in the Frontier Wars of 1846 and 1851-53, and in common with many of the young men who had rallied to the Colours, was rewarded by the grant of a farm in the new territory.A condition attached to the grant of a farm and actually written into the title deeds of his property, Hopewell, when ownership was registered in 1864, was that all able-bodied men were required to hold themselve...

(x) Stanger Mounted RiflesRaised in 1875, the S.M.R. survived until 1887 when the corps was amalgamated with the Victoria Mounted Rifles. A small contingent served with the Southern Force under Colonel Pearson at the start of the Zulu War in 1879, by which stage the men were equipped with Swinburne Henry rifles. This weapon, manufactured by the Abingdon Gun Works, traded upon its external similarity to the British service rifle but was in effect a patent circumvention with a different but more fragile action. Perhaps its only advantage was an external cocking lever, but it did at least take th...

(x) Transvaal Mounted RiflesRaised by an ex-12th Lancer, Captain MacCaulay, for the 1879 Zulu War, this Native Corps sustained a number of casualties in the attack on Sekukini's Stronghold on 28 November 1879.161 Medals were awarded to the Transvaal Mounted Rifles, 158 of them with the '1879' clasp.South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (Troopr. K. Boshof, Transvl. Mtd. Rifles.), lightly polished, otherwise very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Transvaal RangersRaised in April 1878 and commanded by Captain Pieter Johannes Raaf, formerly in command of 84 men known as 'Raaf's Rangers', the Transvaal Rangers consisted of approximately 60 European volunteers, supported by 148 men of the Transvaal Mounted Rifles. They were created in an attempt to maintain the numerical strength of the volunteer corps in the face of numerous resignations - and the return of the Diamond Fields Horse to Kimberley - and to make a stand against Sekukini and his allies. Seeing an eventful war, the Transvaal Rangers were heavily engaged at Hlobane on 28 Mar...

(x) South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1878 (Qr. Mr. Sgt. T. W. Perrott. Transvaal Rangs.), scratches to obverse, edge bruising and polished, good fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Utrecht Native LeviesIn late 1877 the tiny village of Utrecht had become the de facto seat of the Transvaal administration. As it had become the focus around which discussions of a contentious boundary had escalated into open hostility, and seized upon as a pretext for war, Utrecht became an important focus for the prosecution of these hostilities; Utrecht was one of the five starting points and it was here that Lord Chelmsford posted Lieutenant-Colonel E. H. Wood, V.C., to command a body of men capable of bearing arms.In May 1879 a reorganisation of Wood's Irregulars took place. This loca...

(x) Victoria Mounted RiflesRaised in 1862 from a Troop of the Royal Durban Rangers, the V.M.R. sent a detachment to Cetewayo's Coronation in 1873. Returning to Zululand under different circumstances in 1879, the Corps formed part of the Southern Column in the early stages of the War.50 Medals were awarded to the Victoria Mounted Rifles, all of them with the '1879' clasp.South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (Tr. J. C. Blaney. Victoria Md Rifles), very fine and tonedSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions f...

(x) Volunteer Transport ServiceSouth Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (Condr. E. W. Finch. Volr. Transpt. Service.), light contact marks, otherwise very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Weenen YeomanryRaised originally in 1873, the corps was eventually amalgamated into the Natal Carbineers. Just 19 Medals were awarded to the Weenen Yeomanry, all of them with the '1879' clasp.South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (Tr. Griffin. Weenen Yeomry.), polished, very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Levy LeadersSouth Africa 1877-79, no clasp (Levy Leader Mr. A. B. Dawson.), very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) South Africa 1877-79, no clasp (Levy Leader Mr. L. Johnston.), better than very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Miniature dress medalsSouth Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1878, good very fine and tonedSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879, on Spink & Son, London wearing pin, polished, contact marks, nearly very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

An Officer's Gorget, 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Footin gilded yellow-metal alloy, with a ridge at either side; engraved at centre front with the Royal Arms of the period 1714-1801 and on each arm with wreaths, pendant by engraved ribbons from the ribbon-holes, containing the title 40 RT; the inked number M2 inside; 96mm x 80mm.The size, shape and decoration of this gorget suggests that it may have been in use circa 1790-96. See: Wood, S.C., 'The British Gorget in North America', Waffen- und Kostümkunde: Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für historische Waffen- und Kostümkunde, 1984:1, pp....

An Officer's Shoulder-Belt Plate, Battalion Company, 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foota gilt-metal rectangular plate (some gilt absent), mounted as follows in gilt-metal and white-metal, the mounts secured through holes in the plate and retained by pins on the reverse. The matte gilt numeral 40 upon a domed, burnished white-metal disc, all within a matte gilt strap-and-buckle bearing the title 2ND SOMERSETSHIRE in burnished relief, the strap-and-buckle enclosed by a burnished gilt laurel wreath surmounted by a burnished gilt crown and mounted with four matte white-metal scrolls bearin...

An Officer's Shoulder-Belt Plate, Grenadier Company, 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foota plate of the design of the previous lot, with the following differences. The numeral 40 mounted upon the balls of a flaming grenade within the strap-and-buckle; the mounted design loose, lacking its retaining pins; the separate crown and the Sphinx (awarded solely to the flank companies of the regiment in 1802) missing. Two hooks and two studs on the reverse; some wear to gilding overall; 98mm x 78mm.A complete shoulder-belt plate of this pattern is illustrated in R.H.R. Smythies, Historical Records...

An Officer's Waist-Belt Clasp, 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foota gilt-metal and white-metal, two-part, interlocking clasp with gilt rococo loops, the outer circlet in matte white-metal with burnished borders bearing the burnished white-metal title 2ND SOMERSETSHIRE REGIMENT; the domed centre in matte gilt-metal mounted in white-metal with a crown over the numeral 40; some slight distortion to the left (as worn) belt-loop, gilding worn and surfaces polished overall; 46mm x 91mm.The pattern worn in the period 1856-81.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please vie...

An Officer's Waist-Belt Clasp, 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foota gilt-metal and white-metal, two-part, interlocking clasp with gilt rococo loops, the outer circlet in matte white-metal with burnished borders bearing the burnished white-metal title 2ND SOMERSETSHIRE REGIMENT; the domed centre in matte gilt-metal mounted in white-metal with a crown over the numeral 40; some slight distortion to the right (as worn) belt-loop, gilding worn and surfaces polished overall, the numeral 531 in white ink on the reverse; 45mm x 87mm.The pattern worn in the period 1856-81.Subject to 20% VAT on Bu...

An Officer's Shoulder-Belt Plate, Battalion Company, 82nd (The Prince of Wales's Volunteers) Regiment of Footall in white-metal and rectangular with rounded corners, the plate mounted as follows, the mounts secured by pins through holes in the plate and turned-over on the reverse. The numeral 82 beneath the Prince of Wales's plumes, coronet and motto, all within a French scroll with a dot at the opening; above, a scroll bearing the battle honour PENINSULA; below, a scroll bearing the battle honour NIAGARA. Two hooks and two studs on the reverse; the number 1958 in white ink on the reverse; 78m...

An Officer's Shoulder-Belt Plate, 82nd (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) Regiment of Foota gilt-metal rectangular plate mounted as follows in white-metal and enamel, the mounts secured through holes in the plate and retained by pins on the reverse (original pins absent and replaced). The Prince of Wales's plumes, coronet and motto upon a domed blue enamel disc within a plain circlet, the whole centred upon an eight-pointed, burnished, rayed star with irregular points, the principal rays bearing the battle honours, reading clockwise from the top, PENINSULA, VIMIERA, PYRENEES, ORTHES, NIAGARA, NIVE...

(x) Officer’s Head-Dress Badges and Fittings, 1st West India Regiment, 1874-83, attributed to Lieutenant-Colonel A. G. Spratt, afterwards Devonshire Regimentan officer’s shako plate of the ‘quilted’ pattern worn 1861-69 together with, mounted within a frame, an officer’s shako plate of the pattern worn 1869-78, complete with its ball-tuft and tuft-holder, and an officer’s helmet plate of the patttern worn by the regiment 1878-1902.The 1861-69 star-plate in gilt metal, 85mm x 69mm, the strap-and-buckle bearing the title WEST INDIA REGT. and enclosing the numeral 1 upon a domed gilt ground. Some...

A Colour-Belt Badge, 2nd Battalion, The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment)mounted on a white-metal, multi-rayed and faceted star, a gilt-metal laurel wreath with the numeral 82 at its tie and with six scrolls bearing the battle honours CABOOL 1842, LOUISBURG, CANDAHAR, PENINSULA, MAHARAJPORE and GHUZNEE and, at its top, the Prince of Wales's plumes, coronet and motto - the plumes in white-metal, the coronet in gilt-metal; at the centre of the wreath, a strap-and-buckle bearing the title: 2ND SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT enclosing, on a domed blue enamel ground, a white-metal...

A Sealed Pattern Card headed: 'The South Lancashire Regt. Officers' Badges'the card mounted with the following badges. 'Tunic, Frock Coat and Mess Jacket Collar badge', 'Helmet Plate Centre', 'Service Dress Collar badge', 'Forage Cap and Puggaree badge', 'Large button', 'Small button', 'Mess Vest button' and 'Cap button'; the 'Felt Hat badge' officially removed as 'Obsolete … 21.6.10'; all seals and ribbons present; originally sealed 22 May 1903, with later annotations dated 2 January 1933; 263mm x 198mm.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditio...

A Sealed Pattern Card headed: 'The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) 2nd Bn. Officers' Badges'The card mounted with the following badges. 'Service Cap and jacket collar badge', 'Helmet Plate Centre', 'Large button' and 'Small button'; all seals present but two badges and two buttons removed with consequential damage to ribbons; one lug on reverse of Helmet Plate Centre broken; originally sealed 11 August 1904; 271mm x 208mm.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Boer War National Scouts shoulder titleLetter 'NS' in brass, with two reverse lugs for affixing, very fine and scarceSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The mounted group of five miniature dress medals worn by Major E. S. Farbrother, Indian Army Reserve of Officers (Veterinary Branch)1914-15 Star; British War and Victory Medals; Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937, good very fineFor the recipient's full-size awards and a biographical note, please see Lot xxx.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The mounted group of six miniature dress medals worn by Major Quarter-Master W. A. Okes-Voysey, 1/4th (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment1914-15 Star; British War and Victory Medals; Jubilee 1935; Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue; Territorial Decoration, G.V.R., silver and silver-gilt, with integral top riband bar, good very fine (6)For the recipient's full-size awards and a biographical note, please see Lot xxx.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The mounted group of eight miniature dress medals worn by Distinguished Service Order, G.VI.R., silver-gilt and enamel; Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., with Second Award Bar; Air Force Cross, G.VI.R.; 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Air Efficiency Award, G.VI.R., 1st issue, mounted as worn, good very fine (8)For the recipient's full-size awards and a biographical note, please see Lot 511.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The mounted group of three miniature dress medals worn by Marine R. A. Gooch, 41 (Independant) Commando, Royal MarinesNaval General Service 1915-62, G.VI.R., 3 clasps, Malay Pensinsula, Cyprus, Near East; Korea 1950-53; U.N. Korea 1950-54, mounted as worn, good very fine (3)Presumably the recipient was erroneously provided with a 'Malay Peninsula' clasp rather than 'Malaya'. For the recipient's full-size awards and a biographical note please see Lot 465.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The mounted pair of miniature dress medals worn by Major (Matron) J. S. Smith, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing CorpsGulf 1990-91, 1 clasp, 16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991; N.A.T.O. Medal 1994, 1 clasp, Former Yugoslavia, mounted court-style as worn, extremely fine (2)For the recipient's full-size awards and a biographical note, please see Lot xxx.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

A mounted group of three miniature dress medals1914-15 Star; British War Medal 1914-20, 6 slide-clasps, North Sea 1914, North Sea 1915, Jutland 31 May 16, North Sea 1916, North Sea 1917, North Sea 1918, Victory Medal, mounted as worn, very fine and scarceSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

An unattributed mounted group of four miniature dress medals1914 Star, with clasp; British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaves; Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., mounted as worn, very fine (4)An unattributed mounted group of three miniature dress medals1914-15 Star; British War and Victory Medals, mounted as worn, good very fine (7)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Of Victoria Cross interestOriginal bronze brooch mounting bar and riband for a Victoria Cross, with a good replica Cross, good very fine, housed in a Hancocks & Co., 1 Burlington Gardens, London card box, 142 x 53 x 28mmSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

'Victoria Cross Centenary, Review of the Holders of the Decoration by Her Majesty the Queen, Hyde Park, 26 June 1956'souvenir programme, the front cover signed by seven V.C. winners, including F. G. Miles, late Gloucestershire Regiment (France, 1918), W. B. Butler, late West Yorkshires (France, 1917), Wilfred Edwards, late King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Belgium, 1917) and A. C. Borella, late 26th Battalion, A.I.F. (France, 1918), generally in good conditionSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

A most unusual and interesting set of awards from the Royal Military College, Berlin, to Ensign F. W. Hall, including a Medal for Gallantry presented by the Prince of Prussia(i)A large silver Medal, the obverse featuring a fine engraving of the Prussian Eagle,'Decr. 2nd. 1856' beneath, reverse finely and attractively engraved (Presented to F. W. Hall, by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Prussia, for His Brave & Gallant Conduct at the Royal Military College, Berlin.), with silver suspension and 5 clasps, Gunnery, Cvl. Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Languages, the last with wearing pin at...

Three silver medallions awarded to P. T. Duncan by University College, London for academic excellence in Anatomy, Medicine and ZoologyUniversity College London (Awarded to P. T. Duncan. Anatomy, Junior Class. 1869-70. First Prize.); University College London (Awarded to P. T. Duncan. Medicine. 1873-4. Second Prize.); University College London (Awarded to P. T. Duncan. Zoology. 1868-9.), silver, unmarked, in worn leather cases of issue, extremely fine as struck (3)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

East Indian Railway Volunteer Rifle Corps, Marksman Merit Medal, 26mm, silver, with reduced-size Crimea-style suspension with clasp '1875-76', 28mm, good very fine and interestingLikely struck for presentation during the Prince of Wales's Royal Tour of India, 1875-76.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Woolwich & Sandhurst prize medal awarded to Major K. Robertson, 2nd Lancers (Gardner's Horse), late Norfolk Regiment, a talented horseman and likely participant in the celebrated cavalry charge at El Afuli on 20 September 1918Royal Military Academy Woolwich Vs Royal Military College Sandhurst Prize Medal, bronze, 38mm., the reverse engraved 'Cricket XI. 1900. K. Robertson', nearly extremely fine, in fitted Goldsmiths & Silversmiths, 112 Regent St, London case of issue Kenneth Robertson was born on 26 October 1881 and commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Norfolk Regiment on 8 January 1901. Tr...

Doncaster Tribute Medal for the Boer War 1900-02, by Vaughton & Son, the reverse inscribed, 'To Arthur Burley from the Corporation of Doncaster', 9ct gold and enamel, hallmarks for Birmingham 1904, 33mm., integral loop and ring suspension, only small traces of enamel remaining in obverse centre, polished, thus good fineRef. Hibbard A11, type 2.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

A Boer War tribute pocket watch from the citizens of Exetersilver, Swiss made, the inside of case engraved, 'From the Citizens of Exeter to Pte. F. T. Weeks, a Memento of Service in South Africa 1900-1', lacking loop for attachment to chain, otherwise generally in good conditionThe recipient served in South Africa with the Volunteer Company of the Devonshire Regiment. He was presented with his Queen's South Africa Medal by Field-Marshal Lord Roberts at Higher Barracks in Exeter on Thursday 12 September 1901.In respect of his presentation pocket watch, the following report appeared in the Weste...

A Boer War tribute pocket watch from the citizens of Malmesbury, Wiltshiresilver, hallmarks for Chester 1900, inside of case engraved, 'Malmesbury's Thanks to Private A. Parsloe, 2nd V.B. Wiltshire Regt. For Active Service in the South African Campaign 1900-1', the front of the case detached, otherwise generally in good conditionThe following report appeared in the Western Daily Press, Saturday, 27 July 1901:'PRESENTATION TO VOLUNTEERS AT MALMESBURYThere was a special parade of the A Company 2nd Volunteer Battalion Wiltshire Regiment, in the Market Square, Cross Hayes, Malmesbury, on Thursday...

A Boer War watch fobstar-shaped fob, silver, unmarked, obverse with engraved decoration, including Masonic symbols, the reverse inscribed, 'South African Campaign 1899/1902 for Steadfastness / Bro. Robert Richardson', with silver chain, this with Birmingham hallmarks for 1899, very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The King's Prize Medal, Wellington College, awarded to Kenneth Harwood Crossley in 1922King's Medal, G.V.R. (1922. Kenneth Harwood Crossley.), reverse inscription within beaded circle: 'Duty to God and Man', around: 'In Honor of Arthur Duke of Wellington', reverse engraved to edge, gold, 44mm., 56.0g., Royal Mint issue, extremely fineKenneth Harwood Crossley was born in 1904 in Hampstead, the son of Dr. Arthur William Crossley, C.B.E., a Professor of Chemistry, and Muriel Lamb. As a young boy, his family moved to Alderley Edge, Cheshire, and Kenneth was educated at Wellington College where he...

The 'Hoover War Medal' 1928silver, hallmarks for Birmingham 1927, 29mm., obverse, figure of a man with surround motto, 'Service to the Home', reverse engraved, 'The Hoover War Medal of 1928 / D.S.M. / T. S. Hill', with five silver clasps, 1928, 1929, 1930, Sharpshooter 1930, Marksman 1930, good very fine and unusualSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

An interesting 23 Special Air Service (Reserve) Merit MedalMerit Medal, 33mm, silver, the obverse with crossed rifles and laurels, the reverse impressed '23 SAS (V) Foreign Weapons 1968' within laurels, good very fine and a scarce example of Special Forces ephemera23 Special Air Service (Volunteer) were founded in 1959 as an additional Territorial Regiment initially based in London. It sent Troopers to Borneo during 1963 and moved Headquarters to Thorpe Street, Birmingham in 1966. This award likely reflects the embryonic period of this section of the Special Forces, which exists to this day.Su...

South African Memorial Brooch 1939-45 (2), officially numbered '3084' and '512', good very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

A collection of Police badges and awardscomprising Special Constabulary Long Service Badges, bronze (4), Edinburgh 1914; Metropolitan Police 1914; Birmingham 1916 (2); Birmingham Special Constabulary Water Works Guard Medal 1916-17, bronze; Birmingham City Police Special Constables Badge 1916, officially numbered '4536'; Metropolitan Special Constabulary cap badge, by Lewis, Birmingham (2); Birmingham Constabulary Special Reserve Badge, gilt and enamel; City of London Police Reserve Badge, gilt and enamel, generally very fine (Lot)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information ple...

(x) 'So Sir Penn Symons is killed! Well, no one would have laid down his life more gladly in such a cause. Twenty years ago the merest chance saved him from the massacre at Islandhlwana, and Death promoted him in an afternoon from subaltern to senior captain. Thenceforward his rise was rapid.He commanded the First Division of the Tirah Expeditionary Force among the mountains with prudent skill. His brigades had no misfortunes: his rearguards came safely into camp. May the State in her necessities find others like him!'Winston Churchill pays tribute to Sir William Penn Symons following his deat...

A fascinating leatherbound album compiled by Lady Ventry to record the exploits of her son, Captain The Honourable F. R. W. E. De Moleyns, later 5th Baron Ventry, 4th Hussars, in Mashonaland and Matabeleland in 1896-7.Red morocco notebook, 186 x 168 x 20mm, gilt borders and marbled inner covers, by Day, 96 Mount St., generally in good conditionThe album contains 60 newspaper cuttings relating to the Matabeleland campaign, extracted from South African and Irish newspapers. It is signed 'J. Ventry June 1st 1897' on the first page. Enclosed is a photograph of Captain De Moleyns seated alongside...

A rare and interesting set of Flying Log Books appertaining to Flight Lieutenant J. E. Rowe, Royal Air Force, formerly Royal Canadian Air Force, who qualified as an air gunner and wireless operator in Lancaster and Wellington bombers in the latter stages of the Second World War and then went on to enjoy a long and distinguished career as Air Electronics Officer in Victors at the height of the Cold WarR.C.A.F. Flying Log Book for Aircrew other than Pilot, 20 September 1943 to 31 October 1955; and R.A.F. Aircrew Flying Log Books (Form 1767 types), covering the periods 3 November 1955 to 31 May 1...

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Trafalgar (Geo. Jackson.), good very fineProvenance:Sotheby's, December 1975.George Jackson served as an Ordinary Seaman aboard H.M.S. Leviathan at the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805.In May 1804, with Henry William Bayntun as her Captain, Leviathan joined Lord Nelson in the pursuit of the French and Spanish fleets to the West Indies.In the great victory of Trafalgar, she sailed in the weather column and was hotly engaged with the French flagship Bucentaure, 80, and the Spanish Santisima Trinidad, 140. She easily outmanoeuvred the San Augustin, 74...

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, 23 Nov. Boat Service 1810 (Geo. Hill.), minor edge nicks, very fineProvenance:Ex Cheylesmore Collection, July 1930.Spink, June 1975.Seaby, 1978.George Hill is confirmed on the published rolls as an Able Seaman aboard H.M.S. Milford for the boat service action of 23 November 1810, one of a total of 40 men who survived to claim the clasp; three other men with these names appear on the Admiralty Claimants’ List, two of them Syria men.In the company of the bomb-vessels H.M.S. Devastation, Thunder and Aetna, Milford was among a number of English and Spanish...

The Naval General Service Medal awarded to Commander F. H. Stanfell, Royal Navy, who was specially mentioned and promoted for his gallant service whilst leading the Landing Party of Bluejackets for the raid on Tortosa on 23 September 1840Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Syria (F. H. Stanfell.), minor contact marks, very fineFrancis Henry Stanfell was born at Northam, Devon in 1811 and entered the Royal Navy in November 1824, passing his examination in 1831. He appears on the roll as a College Mate aboard H.M.S. Benbow for the operations off Syria during 1840. It would be for his servi...

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 2 clasps, 14 March 1795, St. Vincent (John Cameron.), minor edge bruising and contact marks, good very fineProvenance:McKenzie 1873.Cheylesmore, July 1930 (115/-).John Cameron served aboard H.M.S. Captain in the action against the French fleet off Genoa, 14 March 1795, and in the same ship against the Spanish fleet in the battle of Cape St. Vincent, 14 February 1797. The latter action would see Nelson as Commodore aboard the Captain, another occasion on which the British fleet came out victorious despite being vastly outnumbered. Before the opening shots of the...

A fine Naval General Service Medal awarded to Captain Robert Hocking, Royal Navy, who was commissioned for his gallant service whilst en-route to Elba as a Prize Master: he aggressively beat off an attack by two larger vessels numbering 50 or 60 men, himself with '...but 5 hands on board and only 2 rusty 4-pounder guns'He later made a career in cutting-out affairs, being wounded and again promoted, before becoming Signal Lieutenant to Lord Gambier at the Basque Roads as a result of his gallantry in command of a fireshipHis close working relationship would see him called to give evidence at the...

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 2 clasps, Copenhagen 1801, St. Domingo (Abraham Biggs.), traces of brooch-mounting to obverse, contact marks, nearly very fineProvenance:Sotheby's, June 1990.Abraham Biggs served as a Private in the Royal Marines aboard Defiance at Copenhagen, 2 April 1801. She served as the Flagship of Rear-Admiral Thomas Graves, with Captain Retallick in command. She found herself besides the Crown battery, which had thirty-six heavy guns, which poured fire into her for most of the afternoon. Having been set alight on a number of occasions during the battle and exposed for th...

'In the actual fighting there was no ship which covered herself with greater distinction.'The Trafalgar Roll showers praise on Royal Sovereign.The important Naval General Service Medal awarded to Coxswain and Yeoman of the Powder Room J. Gibson, Royal NavyNaval General Service 1793-1840, 2 clasps, Trafalgar, Martinique (James Gibson), edge bruise, darkly toned, good very fineProvenance:Dix, 1986.James Gibson was born in 1783 and appears to have joined the Navy as a Landsman aboard Veteran in August 1804. He transferred two months later to the Agamemnon, and in September 1805, to Royal Sovereig...

The unique Naval General Service Medal awarded to Surgeon J. O. Martin, Royal NavyNaval General Service Medal 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Trafalgar, Java (John O. Martin, Surgeon.), edge bruising, very fineProvenance:Spink, January 1950.Glendining's, June 1984.The published rolls confirm the recipient at Trafalgar aboard H.M.S. Britannia and Hussar at Java; his two-clasp award is unique to a Surgeon.John Owen Martin was born in 1775 and served aboard H.M.S. Britannia at Trafalgar as a Surgeon's Mate. The 100-gun vessel carried the Flag of Admiral of the White William Carnegie, MacKenzie's Trafalgar R...

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 2 clasps, Nassau 22 March 1808, Algiers (Thomas Holloway.), pawnbroker's mark at 11 o'clock, otherwise very fineProvenance:Glendining, May 1911.Sotheby's, July 1957.Thomas Holloway was a native of London and had served as a Private in the 2nd Surrey Militia before transferring to the Royal Navy. In July 1803, 50 men from the Militia joined H.M.S. Princess Charlotte, all but one of them from the 2nd Surrey's.Holloway served aboard Nassau as a Landsman during the Battle of Zealand Point. With the British blockade between Norway and Denmark, the Nassau, Stately, a...

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 2 clasps, Martinique, St. Sebastian (William Jones, Midshipman.), nearly extremely fineOne of 2 Medals with this combination of clasps.Provenance:Spink, 1900.William Jones entered the Royal Navy in June 1805 as a Volunteer aboard Captain,in which he served for almost five years. During this period, she would assist in the capture of Le President, September 1806, was present at the reduction of Copenhagen and Madeira and in 1807 acted as an escort for the expedition which would attack Buenos Aires. Captain was present during the invasion of Martinique in Februar...

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 2 clasps, Basque Roads 1809, Java (T. C. P. Morton, Midshipman), edge bruising, otherwise better than very fineProvenance:Glendining's, October 1907.Thomas Constant Paggett Morton was born in August 1788 at Appledore, Devon and entered the Royal Navy in September 1802, as a Boy 2nd Class aboard Argo. With her he was employed on the coast of Africa, and in the West Indies, Mediterranean, and North Sea. Aged just 15 in the West Indies in 1803, he co-operated in the reduction of the islands of St. Lucia and Tobago. Becoming Midshipman aboard Proselyte in October 1...

The rare and outstanding Naval General Service Medal awarded to Captain W. H. Baker, Royal Navy, who was entered on the ship's book of H.M.S. Bristol at the tender age of 10 yearsThis being an age when there were 'bishops in bibs and Colonels in short frocks', he kept the Navy's end up by first going into action as a 12-year-old Midshipman at Anse La Barque in December 1809. He then shared in some memorable actions off America, being present at the blockade of Boston and at the capture of the PresidentNaval General Service 1793-1840, 2 clasps, Anse La Barque 18 Decr. 1809, Guadaloupe (W. H. Ba...

A rare Naval General Service 1793-1840 Medal awarded to Ordinary Seaman A. Swanson, Royal Navy, among those landed from H.M.S. Caroline at the capture of Neira in the Banda - or Spice - Islands in August 1810Naval General Service 1793-1840, 2 clasps, Banda Neira, Java (Andrew Swanson.), traces of lacquer, very fineProvenance: Christie's, November 1986.Andrew Swanson is on published rolls as an Ordinary Seaman aboard H.M.S. Caroline for the capture of Neira, in the Banda - or Spice - Islands on 9 August 1810: he was one of just 68 recipients of the appropriate clasp. Low's The Great Battles of...

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 2 clasps, Lissa, Pelagosa (Samuel Hill), good very fineProvenance:Glendining's, January 1904 and May 1937.Samuel Hill served as a Boy 3rd Class aboard H.M.S. Active for the Battle of Lissa (Vis, Croatia) on 13 March 1811. On that day, a massively outnumbered and outgunned British frigate squadron defeated a mixed squadron of French and Italian vessels for control of shipping in that portion of the Adriatic.Aboard Active, Captain James Gordon had spotted the raiders in the early hours of the morning enabling a force to be assembled. As the French vessels bore do...

A unique Naval General Service Medal awarded to Blacksmith W. Tuckey, Royal Navy, whose first and last clasp actions spanned nearly thirty yearsNaval General Service 1793-1840, 3 clasps, Lissa, Pelagosa, Syria (William Tuckey.), minor conact marks, good very fineA unique name and combination.Provenance:Cheylesmore Collection, July 1930.Hayward 1976.William Tuckey was born in 1791 at Maidstone, Kent and joined H.M.S. Active as a Volunteer at Chatham in September 1809. Serving as a Landsman, he was subsequently present at the Battle of Lissa (Vis, Croatia), 13 March 1811. During the Battle, a ma...

Nelson Testimonial Medal 1844, by E. Avern, 61mm, white metal, the obverse featuring a bust of Nelson facing left, enclosed by a garter, 'England Expects Every Man Will do His Duty'; the reverse featuring a view of the Column in Trafalgar Square, with the National Gallery and the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in the background, 'To Commemorate the Opening of the Nelson Testimonial in Trafalgar Squ.', the exergue dated '21 October 1844', pierced for ring suspension (Ref: Hardy 97, M.H. 531), good very fine and rareThe 'Gentlemen of the Parish of St. Martins' had raised a subscription for t...

Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Corunna (Edwd. Owens, 81st Foot.), suspension claw re-affixed, edge bruising, traces of lacquer, good fineProvenance:Glendining, October 1950.Hayward, June 1975.Edward Owens served with the 2nd Battalion, 81st Regiment of Foot at the Battle of Corunna on 16 January 1809. Part of Lieutenant-General Baird's Division, the regiment held the right flank of the British forces until the bulk of Sir John Moore's army had been evacuated.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Java (William Morgan, 59th Foot.), edge bruising, very fineProvenance:Baldwins, 1950.William Morgan, a native of Wolverhampton, was discharged to a Pension in August 1816.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Military General Service 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Badajoz, Salamanca (D. Harrow, 30th Foot.), edge bruising, very fineDonald Harrow was wounded in the leg at Badajoz, in the head at Salamanca and was subsequently placed on a Pension.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Military General Service 1793-1814, 3 clasps, Pyrenees, Orthes, Toulouse (John Barker, Gunr. Royal Arty.), heavy edge bruising, good fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Military General Service 1793-1814, 10 clasps, Roleia, Vimiera, Talavera, Busaco, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Orthes, Toulouse (T. O'Doherty, Lieut. 40th Foot.), very fineProvenance:Sotheby's, February 1912.A unique combination of clasps to an Officer of the 40th Foot.Theobald O'Doherty served with the 40th Foot as a Lieutenant on the Peninsula. He was wounded whilst with the 1st Battalion in the Pyrenees, 28 July 1813 and again, this time severely, at Toulouse on 10 April 1814 (A History of the Peninsula War, refers). Promoted Captain and placed on the Retired List in June 1815, h...

Military General Service 1793-1814, 10 clasps, Roleia, Vimiera, Talavera, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthes, Toulouse (W. Booth, 40th Foot.), edge bruising, very fineProvenance:Clarke Collection, Glendining, 1912.Thirteen 10-clasp Medals to the 40th Foot, just two of them with the above 10 clasps.William Booth was born in Co. Armagh and enlisted in the 40th Foot in July 1795. He subsequently served in '...the West Indies, Holland, South America, the Peninsula, North America and Waterloo.' At the latter he served in Captain S. Straton's Company (Medal). Having briefly serv...

(x) 'Talavera' clasp for an Army Gold Medal or Cross, gold, as issued with hinged back strap, extremely fine and rareSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) 'Fuentes De Onor' clasp for an Army Gold Medal or Cross, gold, as issued with hinged back strap, extremely fine and scarceSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

'A little to my right I observed the wall was somewhat shattered by some chance shot of ours which had lobbed over the glacis. I got across from the top of one ladder to another, and with every exertion, I reached the top of the wall alone.My favourite Havildar, which had thrown away his pike and drawn his sword, was endeavouring to ascend with me when he was shot, his blood flew completely over me. I had scarcely got my footing on the wall when a musket shot grazed my arm just above the wrist, a spear at the same instant wounded me in the shoulder, and a grenade (which they were showering upo...

Waterloo 1815 (Bury Bridge, 1st Reg. Dragoon Guards.), with original steel clip and replacement ring suspension, minor edge bruises, nearly extremely fineProvenance:Gray Collection, 1908.Glendining's, October 1950.Bury Bridge served as a Trooper in the 1st (King's) Dragoon Guards, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel W. Fuller. With 32 officers and 555 men, the 1st Dragoon Guards were the largest British heavy cavalry regiment at Waterloo. They were brigaded with the Household Cavalry under Major-General Lord Edward Somerset, and helped to cover Wellington's retreat from Quatre Bras on 17 June. Tha...

Waterloo 1815 (Edward Allen, 3rd Batt. Grenad. Guards.), original steel clip and replacement split-ring suspension, minor edge bruising, good very fineProvenance:Spink, 1959.Edward Allen served as a Private in Lieutenant-Colonel The Honourable H. P. Townshend's Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Foot Guards. He would therefore have fought at Quatre Bras on 16 June, when the 3rd Battalion, part of Maitland's 1st Guards Brigade, expelled the French from Bossu Wood and tipped the scales in Wellington's favour. The Guards arrived at a critical time: Halkett's 5th Brigade had just been caught in line by...

Waterloo 1815 (William Downes, 28th Regiment Foot), fitted with replacement steel clip and split ring suspension, edge bruising, otherwise very fineWilliam Downes was born at Bishops Tawton, Devon, and enlisted into the 28th Regiment, from the Royal Army Reserve, on 3 October 1804. He served in the Hundred Days' Campaign in Captain Henry Moriarty's Company of the 1st Battalion, 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot. Part of Sir James Kempt's Brigade in Picton's 5th Division, the 28th were heavily engaged at the Battle of Quatre Bras on 16 June 1815. Forming square, the 28th stood firm...

Waterloo 1815 (Assist. Surg. W. Barry, 1st Batt. 40th Reg. Foot.), fitted with ornate replacement silver ball and swivel bar suspension, good very fineProvenance:Harris Collection, Sotheby's, June 1984.Glendining's, December 1985.William Barry was born in February 1785, second son of the Reverend Henry William Barry, Vicar of All Saint's, Hereford. Having been a Hospital Mate, he was appointed Assistant Surgeon in the 40th Foot in January 1810.Having then served with the Regiment at Busaco, Nivelle, Orthes and Toulouse, Barry would have been stationed at Ghent with the 1st Battalion in early 1...

Waterloo 1815 (Corp. William Ings [sic], 1st Batt. 40th Reg. Foot.), fitted with original steel clip and replacement split ring suspension, with privately-made slide bar attractively engraved 'Peninsula', light tooling over rank, edge bruising, very fineProvenance:Glendining, 17 June 1908.William Inge served in Captain J. Lowry's Company, 1st Battalion, 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot. Initially kept in reserve, the 40th bolstered Wellington's centre after La Haye Sainte fell at 6 p.m., helping to drive back the Imperial Guard.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more informati...

Waterloo 1815 (Lieut. J. Anthony 1st Battn. 40 Regt.), fitted with ornate replacement silver ring, large ball and straight-bar suspension, unofficially, but contemporarily re-engraved naming, very fine, with original ribandJames Anthony, who was commissioned Lieutenant in May 1811, was severely wounded at the Battle of Vittoria, 21 June 1813 and led the burial of Lieutenant Anthony Malone following the Battle of Toulouse, 10 April 1814. Serving in Captain C. Ellis's Company at Waterloo, Anthony was wounded for a second time and placed on Half-Pay in November 1819. He appears to have re-purchas...

Waterloo 1815 (Serj. Tho. Hurford, 2nd Batt. 59th Reg. Foot.), fitted with replacement silver straight-bar suspension, heavy edge bruising, nearly very fineProvenance:Ex-Gray Collection, 1908.Thomas Hurford served in Captain L. A. De Noe's Company at Waterloo.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Waterloo 1815 (John Connelly 1st Batt 91st Regt. Foot), renamed, with replacement steel clip and ring suspension, good fineJohn Connolly served as a Private with Captain J. Welch's Company, 1st Battalion, 91st Regiment of Foot. The 91st Foot were part of Johnstone's 6th Brigade in Lieutenant-General Lord Hill's II Corps. As such they were stationed in reserve around the village of Merbe Braine, protecting Wellington's right flank and his lines of communication to Ostend.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Waterloo 1815 (James Mills, Royal Artill. Drivers.), fitted with steel clip and replacement split-ring suspension, edge bruising, contact marks, nearly very fineJames Mills served as a Driver in Major N. Turner's 'A' Troop, Royal Artillery Drivers.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Candahar 1842 (Private Benjamin Stroud H.M. 40th Regiment), naming correctly engraved in running script, fitted with replacement straight-bar suspension, edge bruising, light contact marks, nearly very fineApproximately 130 medals issued to Europeans with this reverse, including 64 to the 40th Regiment. Biddulph states that of the 64 “Candahar” medals struck for the 40th Foot, 42 were for relatives of the deceased officers and soldiers and 22 for the sick and invalided.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Candahar 1842 (William Fison 40th Regt.), naming engraved in upright serif capitals, fitted with replacement straight-bar suspension, very fineApproximately 130 medals issued to Europeans with this reverse, including 64 to the 40th Regiment. Biddulph states that of the 64 “Candahar” medals struck for the 40th Foot, 42 were for relatives of the deceased officers and soldiers and 22 for the sick and invalided.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Candahar Ghuznee Cabul 1842 (Sergt. David Gibson H.M. 40th Regt.), fitted with replacement straight-bar suspension, pitting and edge wear, fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Candahar Ghuznee Cabul 1842 (Private John Hall H.M. 40th Regt.), fitted with replacement straight-bar suspension, pitting and some edge wear, good fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Maharajpoor Star 1843 (Private Michael Noon H.M. 40th Regt.), fitted with neat split ring and loop suspension, a little polished, nearly very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Punniar Star 1843 (Sergeant R. Williams Scindiah's Reformed Contingent), Punniar reverse with replacement straight bar suspension, very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand 1845-66, reverse undated (2150. Michl. Drudy, 40th Foot.), edge bruising, good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand 1845-66, reverse dated 1860 to 1861 (3129 R. Tiner, 40th Regt.), edge bruising, nearly very fine and scarceJust 13 Medals dated '1860 to 1861' to the 40th Regiment.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand 1845-66, reverse dated 1860 to 1864 (2658 J. Smith, 40th Regt.), good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand 1845-66, reverse dated 1860 to 1864 (302 J. Williams, 40th Regt.), post slightly bent, otherwise good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand 1845-66, reverse dated 1861 to 1864 (489 J Bellew, 40th Regt.), claw re-affixed, edge wear, nearly very fineProvenance:Ex-White Collection.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) New Zealand 1845-66, reverse dated 1861-1866 (Wm. Cosgrave, Auckd. Mila.), tightened suspension claw, officially re-impressed naming, very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand 1845-66, reverse dated 1864 (791 D McGinty, 40th Regt.), minor edge bruise, otherwise good very fine33 Medals dated '1864' to the 40th Regiment.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand 1845-66, reverse dated 1864 (758 T Cox, 40th Regt.), good very fine33 Medals dated '1864' to the 40th Regiment.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Punjab 1848-49, 2 clasps, Goojerat, Chilianwala (Gunner Fras. Lyons, 1st Tp. 3rd. Bde. H. Arty.), suspension scroll a little twisted, edge bruising, good fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Azoff (John Money. R.M.), officially impressed naming, contact marks, nearly very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Alma (Pte. Hugh Anderson. 30th. Foot.), contemporarily engraved naming, light contact marks and edge wear at 9 o'clock, nearly very fineHugh Anderson was wounded at the Alma, on 20 September 1854. An old collector's note states:'Verified from roll at R.H.Q., Fulwood Barracks, Prestons. Entitled to Alma and Sebastopol bars.'Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (J. Russell. 32nd Regt.), officially impressed naming, edge bruising, nearly very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (2155. Alexander. Eagar. 82nd. Regiment.), regimentally impressed naming, heavy contact marks, fairSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Crimea 1854-56, 2 clasps, Inkermann, Sebastopol (John Fitzgerald 44th. Regt.), officially impressed naming, heavy wear overall, thus fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Crimea 1854-56, 3 clasps, Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol (A. Wells. 30th. Regt.), officially impressed naming, edge bruising, otherwise very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Crimea 1854-56, 4 clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol (J. Thorp. 4th Lt. Dragns.), officially impressed naming, post slightly bent, otherwise very fineProvenance:Woolley & Wallis, 1980s.Sold with roll confirmation of all four clasps. The recipient was at Balalkava; together with an old note stating 'Rode in the Charge'.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

'Time has not served to dim my respect and admiration for the bravery and devotion of this little group of Grenadiers in the defence of their Colours on the day of Inkermann. The tattered fragments of those Colours have found their final resting place on the walls of the Guards' Chapel. I feel confident that none of my readers is so cynical as to smile if I admit that I never enter that treasure house of memorials, so dear to every member of the Brigade of Guards, and feel able to gaze without emotion on the Colours which served as our rallying point on the dark upland of lnkermann.'General Si...

Crimea 1854-56, 4 clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol (W. Glanson. Gr. & Dr. 12th Btn. Rl. Arty.), officially impressed naming, worn, heavy contact marks, thus fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Crimea 1854-56, 4 clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol (...lor. Serjt. John. Cronin. ...L.I.), depot impressed naming, heavily worn, rivets sometime replaced, fair to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Pegu (Thos. Couch. Captns. Stewd. "Salamander"), officially impressed naming, nearly extremely fineThomas Couch served as Captain's Steward aboard the 4-gun sloop H.M.S. Salamander, one of the earliest true paddle warships built for the Royal Navy. Based on a unique design by Joseph Seaton and launched from Sheerness in 1832, Salamander was commissioned on 27 November under Commander Thomas Austin. After four years' service in the Channel, she patrolled the north coast of Spain during the First Carlist War.The Salamander was re-commissioned in 1850 unde...

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Pegu (John Wilridge A.B. "Sesostris"), officially impressed naming, good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Persia (Gunner M. Dickson. H. Artillery.), surname officially re-impressed, good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Bhootan (333. Gunr. J. Cockhill. No. 5 By. 25th Bde. R.A.), suspension a little slack, contact marks, nearly very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Burma 1885-7 (257 Pte. J. Russell 2d. Bn. R. Sco: Fus.), clasp, suspension and claw cast copies, fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Hazara 1888 (2136 Sepoy Gama Khan 24th B...nfy), heavy wear overall, thus fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Hazara 1891 (1147 Pte. J. Edwards 1st. Bn. R. W. Fus.), edge bruising, very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Northwest Frontier (No. 2438 Pte. A. Pye. 2nd. Middx. Regt.), unofficially re-engraved naming, nearly very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1854-95, 3 clasps, Burma 1885-7, Hazara 1888, Burma 1887-89 (35722 Gunr. A. Jay No. 1 By 1st. Bde. E. Dn. R.A.), suspension somewhat slack, first clasp drilled and second neatly affixed with wire loops, nearly very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Lieut. H. C. Lee 1st Madras N.I.), good very fineHenry Corbett Lee arrived in India in 1847 and was appointed Lieutenant in November 1853. Having risen to the rank of Captain, he died during the 1860s. His widow Ellen was re-married to Lieutenant-Colonel The Laird of Strathmartine at All Saint's, Edinburgh in January 1870 (Dundee Courier, refers).Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Sergt. Timy. Birchell, 82nd Regt.), officially re-impressed naming, traces of lacquer, nearly very fineThe recipient died at Cawnpore on 16 December 1857.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Chas. Allis 82nd Regt.), edge wear, nearly very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Josh. Smith. 82nd Regt.), claw slightly loose, good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Relief of Lucknow (Hfnry [sic] Bird 82nd Regt.), Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Relief of Lucknow (Ml. Dowling. 82nd Regt.), polished, fair to fineRoll states 'Discharged'.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Relief of Lucknow (Wm. Harris. 82nd Regt.), edge knicks, very fineTwo men named William Harris served in the 82nd at Lucknow; one of them was wounded there and died at Allahabad on 21 December 1857.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Relief of Lucknow (Cr. Sergt. John Eager. 82nd Regt.), traces of lacquer, very fineJohn Eager died on 25 August 1860.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Lucknow (2846. A. E. Ford. Corporal, 82nd Regt.), unofficially re-engraved naming, very fineAlexander E. Ford was entitled to the Medal without clasp.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 3 clasps, Lucknow, Relief of Lucknow, Delhi (Gunr. G, Brown. 1st Bde. Bengal H. Art.), good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Second China War Medal awarded to Captain H. Kean, 59th Foot, who served on the White Cloud Expedition in June 1858 and during the operations in the Gulf of PechiliChina 1860, 1 clasp, Canton 1857 (Capt. H. Kean. 59th Regt.), one or two light edge bruises, very fineHenry Kean was born at Tralee Barracks in June 1830, the son of Major Henry Kean, 86th Regiment. Young Henry gained his Ensigncy in the 59th Foot in October 1847 and was promoted Lieutenant, April 1851 and Captain, September 1855. Present at the bombardment and capture of Canton, on 28-29 December 1857, he commanded a detachment...

China 1857-60, 1 clasp, Canton 1857 (Anthy. Wilkinson, 59th Regt.), reverse of clasp strap repaired and disc slightly loose on claw, nearly very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

China 1857-60, 1 clasp, Canton 1857 (Bombr. Alfred Clarke, No. 4 B. 12th Bde. Rl. Arty.), officially impressed naming, minor edge bruise, very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

China 1857-60, 1 clasp, Taku Forts 1860 (John Purt. 44th. Regt.), light edge bruising, nearly very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

China 1857-60, 1 clasp, Taku Forts 1860 (John Fitzgerald. 44th. Regt.), heavy contact marks, traces of verdigris, good fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) The Canada General Service Medal awarded to Colonel Sir Udolphus Aylmer, Bt., 7th Baron Aylmer, Canadian MilitiaCanada General Service 1866-70, 1 clasp, Fenian Raid 1870 (Lt. Col. Lord Aylmer, 54th Bn.), officially re-impressed naming, lacquered, nearly extremely fineUdolphus Aylmer was born on 10 June 1814, the son of Captain John Athelmar Aylmer, R.N., and was baptised at St. Werburgh's, Derby.He became a Colonel in the Canadian Militia and was founder of the 54th Richmond Battalion of Infantry in 1866 and its Commanding Officer until his retirement in 1894; the published medal roll stat...

Canada General Service 1866-70, 1 clasp, Fenian Raid 1870 (1879. Gr. S. Bradshaw. R.A.), officially engraved naming, nearly extremely fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Canada General Service 1866-70, 2 clasps, Fenian Raid 1866, Fenian Raid 1870 (Pte. C. Gelley. 17th Bn.), extremely fine18 Medals with 2 clasps issued to unit.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (2nd. Lieut. J. D. M. Williams. 1-24th. Foot.), miniscule pawnbroker's mark to clasp facing, minor edge nicks, very fineJohn Douglas Montagu Williams was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the 8th Foot in August 1878 and joined the 1st Battalion 24th Foot in succession to Lieutenant C. W. Cavaye, who was killed in action at the battle of Isandhlwana, 22 January 1879. He subsequently served '...throughout the latter phase of the war, taking part in the march to Ulundi'.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more infor...

South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (4293. Driv: J. Darby. 6th Bde. R.A.), minor edge bruise, suspension scroll bent, thus nearly very fineThe recipient served in Major A. W. Duncan's 'O' Battery, 6th Brigade, Royal Artillery.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Afghanistan 1878-80, no clasp (1081. Pte. W. Duross. 8th Hussrs.), claw tightened to reverse, otherwise good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Afghanistan 1878-80, no clasp (1236. Pte. M. C. Biggar. 63rd. Regt.), contact marks, very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Afghanistan 1878-80, no clasp (Drum: Major Joseph Briggs 4th. Regt. N.I.), nearly very fine and scarce to rankSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Afghanistan Medal awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel D. M. Potter, 67th Foot, who was hotly engaged during the campaignAfghanistan 1878-80, 1 clasp, Kabul (Captain: D. M. Potter. 67th Foot), minor edge nick, good very fineDavid MacKinlay Potter was born in July 1844 at South Hetton, Durham and purchased his Ensigncy in the 67th Foot in November 1863. Promoted Lieutenant, July 1868 and Captain in March 1871 he served with the 2nd Battalion during the Afghanistan campaign. This included the operations in the Koh Daman Valley, the action at Mir Karez and the defeat of Mir Butcha, before serving in...

Afghanistan 1878-80, 1 clasp, Ahmed Khel (192. Pte. F. Keough. 59th. Foot.), good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Afghanistan 1878-80, 2 clasps, Charasia, Kabul (7958. Gr. A. Strudwick, G/3rd R.A.), good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Kabul to Kandahar Star 1880 (1239 Private Michl. Kempton 59th Regt.), good very fine and rareJust 9 Kabul to Kandahar Stars issued to the 59th Regiment.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Khedive's Star 1884-6, bronze, the reverse impressed '2 SG 5725', heavy contact marks, good fine Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Central Africa 1891-98, 1 clasp, Central Africa 1894-98 (160 Pte. Ibrahim. B.C.A. Rifles), officially impressed naming, one or two light edge knicks, suspension a little slack, very fine, with silver claw buckle for wearingSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1895-1902, 1 clasp, Relief of Chitral 1895 (2912 Dr. A. Brown. 1st. Bn. E. Lanc. Regt.), good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1895-1902, 1 clasp, Relief of Chitral 1895 (3152 Pte. R. Cook. 1st. Bn. E. Lanc: Regt.), disc and claw detached from clasp as retaining rod lacking, otherwise very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (46329 Gunr. J. Moore 5th Coy. Western Divn. R.A.), suspension slack and post bent, unofficial rivets, nearly very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1895-1902, 3 clasps, Relief of Chitral 1895, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (3493 Pte. W. J. Gregory, 1st Bn. Gord. Highrs.), edge bruising, otherwise very fineWilliam John Gregory was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and enlisted in the Gordon Highlanders in October 1890, aged 18 years.Embarked for India with the 1st Battalion in January 1893, he witnessed active service at the relief of Chitral in 1895, and in operations on the Punjab Frontier with the Tirah Field Force (Medal & 3 clasps). Having then returned home in March 1898, Gregory was discharged to the...

(x) Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Khartoum (4605 Pte. H. Tuff. 5th. Fusers.), very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Ashanti Star 1896, engraved to reverse upper branches of saltire cross '56' and '57', good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Rhodesia (607 Tpr. C. L. Brewer. S. Rhod: Vols:), dark toned, virtually as struckProvenance: Sotheby's, July 1982.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

'There has never been another fight quite like Spion Kop. Men have died in greater numbers during scores of other battles both before and afterwards, but never was their dying concentrated into so small an area. Nor was there ever such a spotlighted gladiatorial character to a battle as there was to the montage of horror on Spion Kop'.Oliver Ransford's The Battle of Spion Kop, refers.The Queen's South Africa Medal awarded to Private E. Robinson, Lancashire Fusiliers, who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Spion Kop on 24 January 1900Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Relief of Ladysmi...

(x) Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, South Africa 1902 (8809 Pte. A. Church, 1st Regt. 10th N.Z. Cont.), clasp loose on riband, good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, South Africa 1902 (9394 Pte. W. H. Ellis, 2nd Regt. 10th N.Z. Cont.), clasp loose on riband, good very fine and tonedBy profession a labourer from Mackenzie, Ellis served in South Africa from May to June 1902.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, South Africa 1902 (39122 Pte. S. Charlesworth. 130th Coy. Imp: Yeo:), good very fine, together with a South Africa Medal, the reverse exergue engraved '1896' and re-engraved 'S. J. Charlesworth Rgt. R.H.A.' (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, Relief of Ladysmith (8776 Pte. E. J. Godecharle, R.A.M.C.), the second clasp loose on riband, nearly extremely fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (6386 Corpl. N. L. Willoughby, N.Z.M.R. 8th Cont.), very fine Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (7330 L. Corpl. J. M. McKenzie, N.Z.M.R. 9th Cont.), very fine Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, Transvaal (4067 Pte. J. Waters, Bedford Regt.), rank, initial and portion of surname officially re-impressed, sometime cleaned, good fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (7368 Pte. T. Lee. Rl. Dublin Fus.), toned and lightly polished, very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith (4671 Pr. Sgt. F. Hall. Scottish Rifles), extremely fineF. Hall served as a Parade Sergeant with the Scottish Rifles during the Boer War; sold with named card envelope of issue for the Medal and the recipient's cap badge.For family medals, please see Lots xxx and xxx.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (7356 Tpr. J. A. Sinclair, N.Z.M.R. 9th Cont.), clasps tailor’s copies, lacquered, good very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith (2372 Pte. T. H. Kempton, 1st Rl. Innis: Fus.), nearly extremely fineThomas Henry Kempton was born at Coagh, Londonderry in 1868 and enlisted in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at Omagh in November 1887. He served with the 1st Battalion during the Boer War, seeing action throughout the campaign to relieve Ladysmith. The Regiment would serve with distinction at the Battle of Pieter's Hill, when Kempton's Battalion were charged with what later became known as 'Inniskilling Hill' on 23 February 1900. Havin...

'It is scarcely necessary for me to allude at any length to the work done by 'Q' Battery during the present war. You are not likely to forget the Sannah's Post affair, when the little force to which we were attached was completely surprised in the early hours of the morning. As at Kushab, in 1857, the effectiveness of the fire of the guns, and the heroism and steadiness shown by all ranks of the battery, helped in no small degree to extricate the force from the dangerous position in which it was placed'.Lord Roberts' speech upon presenting Medals to 'Q' Battery at Woolwich on 13 January 1902.T...

'I passed through successive lines of dead Tyneside Scots lying as regularly as if on parade.'An unknown Corporal describes the carnage of La Boisselle on the Somme.The poignant Boer War pair awarded to Major A. G. Niven, 21st Battalion (2nd Tyneside Scottish) Northumberland Fusiliers, late East Lancashire Regiment, who was killed in action whilst second-in-command of his Battalion on the first day of the Battle of the SommeQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Lieut: A. G. Niven. E. Lanc: Regt.); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Afric...

(x) Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Transvaal (1033 Pte. A. West, 4th N. Z’land R.R.), good very fineAn engine driver by profession, West must have been a member of an early N.Z. Contingent to have served in the Rhodesia operations of October 1899 to May 1900. He subsequently returned to South Africa as a member of the 10th Contingent and was entitled to the two dated clasps. He listed his sister, F. C. West of Christchurch (later Dunedin), as his next of kin.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information pleas...

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg (6186 Pte. C. Parker. E. Lanc: Regt.), polished, very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg (367 Serjt: W. Beeson. E. Lanc: Regt.), minor edge bruise, otherwise good very fineW. Beeson died of disease at Johannesburg, on 9 September 1900.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (3284 Pte. W. H. Orrell, 1st L.N. Lanc. Regt.), polished, nearly very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (5096 Tpr. R. Moody, 8-N.Z.M.R.), a later impressed issue, good very fine Robert Moody, a labourer from Lower Hutt, served in ‘A’ Squadron of the 8th New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 8th Contingent. He listed his father, Robert John Moody of Castlemain, Victoria, Australia, and a friend, William Hickey of Courtney Place, Wellington, New Zealand, as his next of kin.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Wepener, South Africa 1901 (Serjt: G. Ryan. Brabant's Horse.), very fineProvenance: Sotheby's, July 1982.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Laing's Nek (11950 Dr: A. Creen. A.S.C.), very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 (9621 Pte. G. Kennedy, 45th Coy. Imp. Yeo.), dated clasp with unofficial rivets, somewhat slack suspension post, very fineThe recipient - a soldier of the 45th (Irish Hunt) Company - was taken P.O.W. by the Boers after the disaster which befel the 13th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry at Lindley on 31 May 1900.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (5730 Pte. C. Hudson. Suffolk Regt.), nearly extremely fineC. Hudson went on to become a Colour-Sergeant in the 4th (Territorial) Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment, receiving the T.F.E.M., with regimental number 1; sold with copied roll confirmation.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (6423 Pte. J. Carroll. Yorks: Regt.), neat pawnbroker's mark prior to naming, very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing's Nek (Capt: G. Carlyon, S. Lanc: Rgt:), very fineGeoffrey Carlyon was born at Catewell, Torquay in 1869 and educated at Charterhouse and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the South Lancashire Regiment in October 1890, he served with the Regiment in South Africa. Carlyon was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including the operations of 17-24 January 1900 and went into action at Spion Kop. He later shared in the operations of 5-7 February 1900...

'Twice in less than 23 years, Natal was saved from invasion by the gallant stand made by two small, vastly outnumbered detachments of British soldiers: the first was at Rorke’s Drift in 1879 and the second at Itala in 1901.’M. C. Carter’s Itala - Monument to Valour, refers (South African Military History Society Journal, June 1971).The Queen's South Africa Medal awarded to Private J. Brownson, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, who was twice wounded during the Boer War, latterly severely during the epic stand in the defence of Fort Itala on 26 September 1901, whilst attached to the Volunteer...

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Laing's Nek, South Africa 1901 (7171 Pte. F. Hughes, Vol. Coy. S. Lanc: Regt.), unofficial rivets, edge bruising, fair to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (6405 Pte. J. Mitchell. E. Lanc: Regt.), minor contact marks, claw re-pinned, very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (3643 Pte. J. McKay, N. Zealand M.R.), officially re-impressed naming, edge bruising and polished, fineThe recipient’s service number indicates service in the 6th N.Z. Contingent.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 6 clasps, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Laing's Nek, Belfast (76962 Gnr: H. Richards, R.F.A.), nearly extremely fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 6 clasps, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Laing's Nek, Belfast, South Africa 1901 (2599 Pte. J. Vaughan. S. Lanc: Regt.), date clasp a contemporary tailor's copy, very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 7 clasps, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing's Nek, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (2443 Pte. E. Connolly. S. Lanc: Regt.), pawnbroker's mark to rim at 1 o'clock, unofficial rivets between state and date clasps, good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

King's South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (3904 Cpl: Tptr: G. E. Nuttall. 5th Drgn. Gds.), heavy wear overall, thus fine, nonetheless the naming intact and scarce to rankSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

King's South Africa 1899-1901, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (9958 Pte. J. Howells. Welsh Regt.), very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

King's South Africa 1899-1901, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (2864 Pte. J. Brazier. Essex Regt.), contact marks, nearly very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) China 1900, no clasp (S. H. Buckingham, Lg. Sto. 1 Cl., H.M.S. Pique), edge bruising, very fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) China 1900, no clasp, bronze issue (Sec 25 Dooly Bearer Kappu Ramaiah 5th Infy H Contgt), nearly extremely fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Africa General Service Medal awarded to Captain H. W. Fletcher, East Lancashire Regiment, attached King's African Rifles, who died as a result of blackwater fever whilst attempting to save the lives of suffering brother Officer's on an elephant shooting expedition in 1906Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Somaliland 1902-04 (Capt: H. W. O. Fletcher. E. Lanc: Regt. & K. A. Rif:), very fineHenry William Fletcher was born in 1868, the son of Reverend J. J. K. Fletcher, Rector of Whittlebury, Northampton. Having been commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the East Lancashire Regiment, he was att...

Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Kenya (22737268 Pte. K. J. Andrews. Buffs.), very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Natal 1906, 1 clasp, 1906 (Tpr: R. R. Rowe, Natal Police.), light contact marks, nearly very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1908 (6899 Pte. J. Galway. 1st Bt. M. Fus:), minor traces of verdigris, otherwise good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1908 (90627 B.Q.M.S. P. Thomas No. 3. Mtn. B. R.G.A.), light pitting, slight contact wear over rank, very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 (Capt. C. A. Jones, S. Lan. R.), official correction to rank, good very fineCharles Aubrey Jones, who was born in 1881, served with the South Lancashire Regiment as a Lieutenant in the Cape during the Boer War (Queen's Medal & clasp) and was on 'special duty' for the Delhi Durbar. Transferred to the Indian Ordnance Department during the Great War (entitled to BWM), he was re-commissioned into his parent Regiment on 21 March 1918 and served as a Captain during the Afghanistan operations.Retired with a gratuity of £1,100 in 1921, Jo...

India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 (8245 Pte. G. Collins, 2 Bn. Som. L.I.), very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 (9282 Pte. A. A. Wood, S. Lan. R.), contact marks, nearly very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 (9468 Pte. R. Thomas, S. Lan. R.), good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 (37924 Pte. J. M. B. Williamson. S. Lan. R.), number, rank and first initial officially corrected, very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, Waziristan 1921-24 (3949579 Pte. W. T. Warren. Welch R.), good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Family group:'It was a very brave thing to do, as he must have realised the great risk he ran, as he knew other people had been hit already. He was not ordered to go out and there was absolutely no need for him to go. It was his bravery and desire to help his wounded comrade that made him do it.There is a very unfair order in the Army that says, if a man is killed he cannot get any decoration except the Victoria Cross, otherwise your son would certainly have received the Military Medal.'Captain H. Lyle to the mother of Private Murphy on his gallant death.The poignant India General Service Meda...

India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 (6006562 Pte. E, McGrath, Essex R.), nearly extremely fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 (6006692 Pte. J. Woodhouse. Essex R.), good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 (6007960 Pte. W. Wooders. Essex. R.), edge bruising, very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 (4030196 Pte. W. Jenkins, K.S.L.I.), toned, good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 (31307 Dvr. Iqbal Khan. 16 Mtn Bty.), good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 (12240 Nk. Budi Balab, Bengal S. & M.), contact marks, nearly very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

1914 Star, with copy clasp (9519 Pte. J. Nagle, R. Ir: Regt), nearly very fineJohn Nagle served in France from 13 August 1914 and is noted as a Prisoner of War: sold with copied MIC.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

1914-15 Star (3-1984 Pte. P. Sainty, Essex R.), nearly very finePhillip Sainty served with the 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment in France from 11 December 1914. He was discharged on 2 November 1917 no longer physically fit for war service, and is also entitled to a Silver War Badge; sold with copied MIC.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The British War Medal awarded to Gunner T. Twigg, Royal Garrison Artillery, a member of 78 Company who were present in putting down the Singapore Mutiny in February 1915British War Medal 1914-20 (129318 Gnr. T. Twigg. R.A.), extremely fineThomas Twigg was a native of Birmingham and served with 78 Company, Royal Garrison Artillery, which was based at Singapore from 1 July 1913.At 3.30 p.m., 15 February 1915, 815 members of the 5th Light Infantry, Indian Army and 100 men of the Malay State Guides mutineed in central Singapore. They initially broke barracks, firing upon five British Officers and...

Family group:The poignant British War Medal awarded to Captain E. W. Bowyer-Bower, 59 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, late 3rd East Surrey Regiment, who was killed in action on 19 March 1917 flying an R.E.8. in the skies above Saint-Leger, France, the twentieth victim of the famed ace Werner Voss of Jasta 2British War Medal (Capt. E. W. Bowyer-Bower.), nearly extremely fineThe British War Medal awarded to Captain T. Bowyer-Bower, Royal Engineers, who, by an amazing coincidence, discovered the unmarked graves of '...two unknown Captains of the Royal Flying Corps'; he would exhume the bodies to id...

(x) British War Medal 1914-20, bronze (278 A. Caruna, Maltese L.C.), re-pinned suspension claw and severe edge bruising, good fineAndrea Caruna – or Caruana; sold with copied medal roll extract.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Mercantile Marine War Medal 1914-18 (Charles Williams); Special Constabulary Long Service, G.VI.R. (John Steele), the last gilded, very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Naval General Service 1915-62, 1 clasp, Yangtze 1949 (D/SSX 837975. W. Whitcombe. Ord. Smn. R.N.), good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (6009191 Pte. C. V. Bright. Essex. R.), good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (6009714 Pte. W. H. Kenward. Essex. R.), traces of verdigris, otherwise good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine 1945-48 (22155255 Pte. S. D. Houghton. R.A.O.C.), contact marks and edge wear, nearly very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Malaya (Major G. Herbert. S. Lan. R.), official correction to rank, very fineGarrett Herbert was born on 31 October 1907. Having served in the ranks for 13 years he received a permanent commission in the South Lancashire Regiment in August 1938. Advanced Captain two months later he was promoted Major in July 1946.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Malaya (22436390 Pte. A. Corbridge. Manch), in named card box of issue, toned, nearly extremely fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Malaya (6009600 Pte. S. G. Wheeler. Essex. R.), traces of verdigris, otherwise good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

General Service 1918-62, E.II.R., 1 clasp, Malaya (588393 SAC A G Curle RAF), officially re-impressed naming and erasure of the word 'Replacement', very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.