Orders, Decorations and Medals - conducted behind closed doors

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Pair: Sapper J. F. Hellon, Royal EngineersGeneral Service 1918-62, 2 clasps, Near East, Brunei (22639992 Spr. J. F. Hellon. R.E.); Brunei, Sultanate, General Service Medal, silver and enamel, unnamed as issued, mounted as worn with pin removed, first partially officially re-impressed, very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (OM(MW)2 M K Carroll D242416U RN), mounted as worn, good very fineMichael Kristopher Carroll was born in October 1980 at Manchester and volunteered for service on 11 May 1998, whilst a sales assistant living in Benfleet, Essex. Carroll served aboard H.M.S. Cottesmore during Operation Banner, a ship which lent assistance following the tragic deaths of Corporal Gaulder and Sapper Naivalurua who were overcome by fumes during the search of a coal ship on Lough Foyle in April 2000. In a letter to Cottesmore's Captain, Lieutenant-General Pike contin...

Three: Staff Sergeant J. A. Kerr, Royal Artillery, late Royal Army Ordnance Corps and West Riding YeomanryGulf 1990-91, 1 clasp, 16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991 (24664201 LCpl J A Kerr RAOC); Jubilee 2002; Efficiency Medal, E.II.R., 2nd issue, Territorial, with Second Award Bar (24664201 Bdr J A Kerr RA), good very fine (3)James Andrews Kerr enlisted in the British Army on 18 April 1985 and served with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps during the Gulf War. He earned the Efficiency Medal on 30 March 1999 and the Second Award Bar on 23 March 2006, before leaving the service on 27 August 2007; sold with Certi...

Seven: Sergeant A. W. Gillmon, Royal ArtilleryGeneral Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (24747181 Gnr A W Gillmon RA); Gulf 1990-91, 1 clasp, 16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991 (24747181 LBdr A W Gillmon RA); N.A.T.O. Medal 1994, 1 clasp, Former Yugoslavia; Iraq 2003-10, no clasp (24747181 Sgt A W Gillmon RA); U.N. Medal for Cyprus; Jubilee 2002; Army L.S. & G.C., E.II.R., 2nd issue, Regular Army (24747181 Bdr A W Gillmon RA), mounted court-style as worn, mounting pin removed, good very fine (7)Andrew William Gillmon enlisted in the Royal Artillery on 20 June 1985 and served three tours of North...

Pair: Lance Corporal W. P. Ford, Queen's Royal LancersN.A.T.O. Medal 1994, 1 clasp, Former Yugoslavia, unnamed as issued; Iraq 2003-11, 1 clasp, 19 Mar to 28 Apr 2003 (25091924 LCpl W P Ford QRL), nearly extremely fine (2)W. P. Ford was born on 17 June 1980 and served in the Queen's Royal Lancers from 14 January 1999. He was present with 'C' Squadron in the Former Yugoslavia in 2001, during which the unit performed with merit in 'Operation Harvest', in their work to patrol and capture as many weapons as possible. By the end of the tour and after '...a great deal of the fabled British Soldiers'...

A fine campaign group of three awarded to Corporal C. R. Garrow, Royal Regiment of Scotland, late Black Watch, who was twice wounded on active service, the second occasion being hit in the head by a Rocket Propelled Grenade in Afghanistan - his wounds were so severe that they resulted in a medical dischargeN.A.T.O. Medal 1994, 1 clasp Kosovo; Iraq 2003-11, 1 clasp, 19 Mar to 28 Apr 2003 (25095663 Pte C R Garrow BW); Operational Service Medal 2000, for Afghanistan, 1 clasp, Afghanistan (25095663 Cpl C R Garrow Scots), mounted court-style as worn, pin removed, good very fine (3)Corrie Rudy Garro...

Three: Guardsman (Drummer) D. P. Waterer, Grenadier GuardsGeneral Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (25101619 Gdsm D P Waterer Gren Gds); N.A.T.O. Medal 1994, 1 clasp, Non Article 5; European Security and Defence Policy Service Medal 2004, 1 clasp, Althea, unnamed, mounted court-style as worn, pin removed, edge wear to rank from mounting to first, otherwise good very fine (3)D. P. Waterer was born on 23 July 1981 and initially served in Northern Ireland. His Staff Report from 2005 recalls:'Has been a member of the Corps of Drums in a London District Light Battalion during a busy cer...

Four: Bombardier S. Seymour, Royal Artillery, a specialist Drone (Unmanned Air Vehicle) operator of 32 RegimentGeneral Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (25017499 Gnr S Seymour RA); U.N. Medal for Cyprus; Iraq 2003-11, no clasp (25017499 Bdr S Seymour RA); Jubilee 2002, first, second and fourth mounted court-style as worn, pin removed, good very fine (4)Scott Seymour, a native of Redruth, Cornwall, was born on 31 Ocotber 1975 and joined the Junior Leaders Regiment, Royal Artillery on 13 June 1992. Having served in Northern Ireland he was a United Nations Peacekeeper in Cyprus in 19...

Eight: Staff Sergeant, late Colour Sergeant D. Chambers, The King's RegimentGeneral Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (24640731 Pte D Chambers DWR); U.N. Medal, UNPROFOR riband; Iraq 2003-10, no clasp (24640731 SSgt D Chambers Kings); N.A.T.O. Medal, riband for Non-Article 5 Kosovo; Jubilee 2002; Jubilee 2012; Accumulated Campaign Service Medal (24640731 CSgt D Chambers Kings); Army L.S. & G.C., E.II.R., Regular Army (24640731 Sgt D Chambers Kings), mounted court-style as worn with a copy Jubilee 2012, original medal loose and present, one or two edge bruises, good very fine (9)Davi...

Family group:Iraq 2003-11, no clasp (W1045652 LCpl M S Critchley AGC(RMP)), mounted court-style as worn, pin removed, nearly extremely fineOperational Service Medal 2000, for Afghanistan, 1 clasp, Afghanistan (25196335 LCpl J J Hamill AGC(RMP)), good very fine (2)M. S. Critchley enlisted in the Royal Signals in September 2001 and transferred to the Royal Military Police in March 2003 and served a number of tours of Iraq. During Operation Telic 4 she served attached to 'B' Company, Royal Welch Fusiliers at Chindit Camp Az Zubayr. During those tours she served with the Commanding Officer's group...

Three: Corporal P. D. Holden, Light InfantryGeneral Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (25065638 Pte P D Holden LI); Operational Service Medal 2000, for Sierra Leone, no rosette (25065638 LCpl P D Holden LI); Iraq 2003, 1 clasp, 19 Mar to 28 Apr 2003 (25065638 Cpl P D Holden LI), nearly extremely finePaul D. Holden was born on 7 August 1980 and completed his training in December 1997, joining the 1st Battalion, Light Infantry. Having seen active service in Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone and on two seven-month tours of Iraq, Holden was a Section Commander whilst on foot patrol and co...

The Operational Service Medal awarded to Private S. J. Laing, Royal Army Veterinary Corps, a specialist attack dog handler who went to war with 'Luca', a Belgian Malinois - they made a perfect pair and were attached to the Royal Engineer High Readiness Search TeamOperational Service Medal 2000, for Afghanistan, 1 clasp, Afghanistan (Pte S J Laing RAVC 30130374), nearly extremely fine, with its named box of issue, lid detachedScott J. Laing served with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps as a specialist attack dog handler in Afghanistan with 'Luca', his Belgian Malinois. The unit totals just 400 me...

A campaign group of three awarded to Lance Corporal M. W. J. Long, Royal Signals, attached Coldstream Guards, who kept an extensive and notable photographic archive of his time in theatreOperational Service Medal 2000, for Afghanistan, 1 clasp, Afghanistan (25173429 Sig M W J Long R Signals); Jubilee 2012; N.A.T.O. Medal 1994, 1 clasp, ISAF, first mounted court-style as worn, pin removed nearly extremely fine (3)Michael William John Long served with the Royal Signals in Afghanistan on Operation Herrick 4 and latterly attached to the Coldstream Guards on Operation Herrick 11. The latter tour wa...

Three: Junior Technical D. 'Dave' Cowan, Royal Air Force, who served attached to the Fleet Air Arm aboard H.M.S. Ocean and at Lungi Airport with No. 27 and 7 (Special Forces Flight) Squadron during Operation BarrasOperational Service Medal 2000, for Sierra Leone, no clasp (Jnr Tech D Cowan (H8429117) RAF); N.A.T.O. Medal 1994, 1 clasp, ISAF; Jubilee 2002, good very fine (3)David Cowan was born on 9 March 1977 at Fazakerley, Liverpool and enlisted in the Royal Air Force in August 1996. He saw active service during the operations in Sierra Leone with H.M.S. Ocean and at Lungi Airport with No. 27...

Three: Sergeant P. J. 'Ashy' Ashton, Royal Artillery, who earned a Force Commander's Commendation in Cyprus, 2005U.N. Medal for Cyprus; Operational Service Medal 2000, for Afghanistan, 1 clasp, Afghanistan (25055070 Sgt P J Ashton RA); N.A.T.O. Medal 1994, 1 clasp, ISAF, last mounted as worn, nearly extremely fine (3)P. J. Ashton first saw active service as a Lance Bombardier in Cyprus and earned a Force Commander's Commendation, issued by Major-General H. J. Figoli:'Lance Bombardier Ashton has been employed as a Section Commander within a line troop in Sector 2.Throughout the deployment his p...

Three: Warrant Officer Class II J. L. Oliphant, Royal ArtilleryGeneral Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (25046406 LBdr J L Oliphant RA); Operational Service Medal 2000, for Afghanistan, 1 clasp, Afghanistan (25046406 Sgt J L Oliphant RA); Army L.S. & G.C., E.II.R., Regular Army (WO2 J L Oliphant RA 25046406), first mounted court-style as worn, good very fine (3)James Leslie Oliphant served in Northern Ireland and Afghanistan during Operation Herrick 12, for which he earned a Commander's Commendation from Brigadier R. F. P. Felton on 25 March 2011 and was appointed Warrant Officer C...

Three: Corporal G. M. Young, Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, who was wounded in Northern Ireland, served with 42 Commando, Royal Marines for Operation 'Sond Chara' and was a member of the Regimental Recce Platoon that killed a 4-man party of Taliban banditsGeneral Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (25146203 Pte G M Young PWRR); Iraq 2003-11, no clasp (25146203 Pte G M Young PWRR); Operational Service Medal 2000, for Afghanistan, 1 clasp, Afghanistan (Operational Service Medal 2000, for Afghanistan, 1 clasp, Afghanistan (25146203 LCpl G M Young PWRR), mounted court-style as worn,...

Four: Lance Coporal M. S. Harris, Royal SignalsN.A.T.O. Medal 1994, 1 clasp, Former Yugoslavia; Operational Service Medal 2000, for Afghanistan, 1 clasp, Afghanistan (25060305 Sig M S Harris R Signals); Iraq 2003-10, 1 clasp, 19 Mar to 28 Apr 2003 (25060305 LCpl M S Harris R Signals); Jubilee 2002, first, second and fourth mounted court-style as worn, pin removed, good very fine (4)The Certificate of Service (17 December 2006) offers the best career appraisal:'Lance Corporal Harris enlisted in the Royal Corps of Signals at the age of 16, undergoing his 12-week basic training course at the Army...

Four: Corporal M. J. A. Brown, King's Royal HussarsGeneral Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (25112250 Tpr M J A Brown KRH); Iraq 2003-10, no clasp (25112250 Cpl M J A Brown KRH); Operational Service Medal 2000, 1 clasp, Afghanistan ((25112250 Cpl M J A Brown KRH); N.A.T.O. Medal 1994, 1 clasp, ISAF, good very fine (4)Sold together with named certificate for the N.A.T.O. Medal, two group photographs and two CD's with a plethora of stills from active service.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Iraq 2003-11, no clasp (25084132 Cpl M J Makin AGC(RMP)), good very fine, with its named card box of issueMatthew J. Makin was born on 12 December 1980 and enlisted in the British Army on 10 July 1998, having passed out from Humberside & South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force as the Best Cadet in 1994. He was a specialist dog handler having qualified in December 2001 and adding the Arms Explosive Search Dog Handlers Course qualification in April 2002. Whilst based at Monchengladbach, Germany in September 2002, together with his trusty Border Collie 'Dino', the pair were called to provide security fo...

'A rocket exploded over my head. That was probably the worst thing that happened. It really messes you up, you don't know what to do.'Lance Corporal L. J. Spencer on his time in Iraq to The PostThe Iraq Medal awarded to Private L. J. Spencer, Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, who aged 23 served alongside his older brother in the 1st BattalionIraq 2003-11, no clasp (25103805 Pte L J Spencer PWRR), post a little slack, otherwise nearly extremely fine Lee J. Spencer, a native of Dagenham, was born in 1981 and educated at Dagenham Priory before enlisting in the British Army in August 2003. He wo...

Iraq 2003-11, no clasp (25100575 LCpl I J Maunder D and D), nearly extremely fineI. J. Maunder served with the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment in Iraq during Operation Telic 5 (November 2004-May 2005) as Force Protection for 5 GS Medical Regiment and during Telic 8 (2006) with 3 Platoon, 'A' Company based at Shaibah Base; sold with named base of card box of issue, five photographs and Regimental book for Operation Telic 8.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Iraq 2003-11, no clasp (25111375 LCpl M P Thomas R Signals), nearly extremely fineMartin Peter Thomas attested at Merthyr Tydfil on 21 February 2000 and served with the Royal Signals in Iraq during 2006. He was employed at Basra Air Station as Electronic Counter Measures (FP) Support Troop Operator. On occasion he was deployed as an individual to deal with incidents on the ground and was discharged in 2008; sold together with Operation Telic Tour Report, Staff Report, copied Oath Certificate and group photograph.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and...

Iraq 2003-11, no clasp (25192327 Gdsm L W Davis Gren Gds), mounted court-style as worn, pin removed, nearly extremely fineSold together with a group photograph with the recipient identified.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Iraq 2003-11, no clasp (R J Griffiths), post a little bent, very fineR. J. Griffiths served as a Contractor on Deployed Operations (CONDO) during Operation Telic 5. His role remains unknown, but given the accompanying archive contains portions of Arab dress it may perhaps have been of an undercover nature; sold together with damaged named box of issue, elaborate Operation Telic 5 tour flag, besides an Arab shemagh and an Omani flag.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Iraq 2003-11, no clasp (25124244 Gdsm J E Barrett SG), nearly extremely fineJermaine Ezickie Barrett was born in April 1981 and enlisted in the Scots Guards at Blackburn on 10 January 2001. Having served as a Drummer and also played the bugle in the regimental Corps of Drums, he served with the 1st Battalion from April 2002. Deployed during the London Fire Brigade Strike of 2002, he passed his Gunner/Commander Warrior Course in late 2003 besides also passing as an Assault Pioneer. Barrett saw active service during Operation Telic 5 & 11 in Iraq, later joining the Royal Engineers and rising to...

A scarce Iraq Medal awarded to Miss C. Darke, 148 (Expeditionary Force Institutes) Squadron, Royal Logistic CorpsIraq 2003-11, no clasp (C Darke), nearly extremely fineC. Darke - 'Charlie' to her friends and comrades - served with 148 (Expeditionary Force Institutes) Squadron, Royal Logistic Corps in Iraq based from the Shaiba EFI Complex; sold together with named base for card box of issue, a letter written to the recipient and numerous photographs of her tour.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Iraq 2003-11, 1 clasp, 19 Mar to 28 Apr 2003 (25124498 Cfn C T Adams REME), extremely fineChris Adams served with the 16 Tank Transport Squadron during the Iraq War and penned an article on their time for The Craftsman at Camp Coyote:'Elements of 16 Tank Transport Squadron RLC workshop REME commenced deployment into Kuwait on 10th February...amalgamating in the desert with our parent unit 7 Transport Regiment we found ourselves located approximately 40 clicks from the Iraqi border...In the middle of March we finally got an answer to the million-dollar question which had been lingering in our m...

The well-documented Iraq Medal awarded to Sapper M. J. Hampson, Royal Engineers, who was wounded in the leg during the Iraq WarIraq 2003-10, 1 clasp, 19 Mar to 28 Apr 2003 (Spr M J Hampson RE 25138676), extremely fineMichael John Hampson was born on 15 October 1982 at Liverpool and enlisted in the Royal Engineers in August 2001. He was wounded in the leg in action whilst repairing a runway when ambushed by insurgents. Evacuated home, Hampson was immediately placed on the 'Q' List. He was placed on sick leave for a number of years and was released from service in May 2007, still walking with a...

The poignant campaign group of four awarded to Lance Corporal W. G. Woodgates, Grenadier Guards, who was shot four times but survived the fire of an AK-47 from 'Lone Wolf' attacker and rogue Afghan Policeman 'Gulbuddin' during the shocking attack on the unarmed Guardsmen at Checkpoint Blue 25 at Shin Kalay base in November 2009 - diving through a window to safety, five of his comrades paid the ultimate price on that fateful dayGeneral Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (25042591 Gdsm W G Woodgates Gren Gds); Iraq 2003-11, no clasp (25042591 LCpl W G Woodgates Gren Gds); Operational S...

The campaign group of four awarded to Corporal P. J. F. Legge, Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment, later Adjutant General's Corps (Staff and Personnel Support) and Intelligence CorpsA trained Sniper and HUMINT operator he served in Northern Ireland with the Close Observation Platoon before transferring units to visit Saddam Hussein's Iraq before the invasion in order to survey his Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Warfare capabilities with a discrete and small body of soldiers - besides this he participated in Special Forces exercises, perhaps an indication of further 'laurels'On th...

Pair: Private C. G. Pow, Black WatchGeneral Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (25074166 Pte C G Pow BW); Iraq 2003-11, 1 clasp, 19 Mar to 28 Apr 2003 (25074166 Pte C G Pow BW), mounted court-style as worn, pin removed, good very fine (2)The Black Watch were involved in the taking of Basra in the early stages of the Iraq War.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Six: Sergeant K. Craigs, Adjutant General's Corps (Staff and Personnel Support), late Royal Regiment of FusiliersGeneral Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (24651101 Fus K Craigs RRF); Iraq 2003-10, 1 clasp, 19 Mar to 28 Apr 2003 (24651101 Cpl K Craigs AGC (SPS)); Operational Service Medal 2000, for Afghanistan, 1 clasp, Afghanistan (24651101 Sgt K Craigs AGC (SPS)); Jubilee 2002; Volunteer Reserve Service Medal, E.II.R., with further Award Bar, officially dated '2003' (24651101 Cpl K Craigs AGC (SPS)); N.A.T.O. Medal 1994, 1 clasp, ISAF, mounted court-style as worn, pin removed and...

Three: Fusilier K. P. Lovell, Royal Welsh, late Royal Welch FusiliersIraq 2003-11, no clasp (25173362 Fus K P Lovell RWF); General Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (25173362 Fus K P Lovell RWF); Operational Service Medal 2000, for Afghanistan, 1 clasp, Afghanistan ((25173362 Fus K P Lovell R Welsh), good very fine (3)Kevin Paul Lovell enlisted in the Royal Welch Fusiliers on 18 June 2003 and was discharged on 31 March 2010, taking up a position at HMP Altcourse; sold together with copied Certificate of Service and two photographs.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more info...

Pair: Corporal B. 'Billy' McDermott, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, late King's Own Royal Border Regiment, a trained sniper who served as a Strike Team Commander during a raid on the Shia Flats, Basra - their mission removed the threat of 20 Iraqi insurgents who had previously killed a number of his comrades with an IEDIraq 2003-11, no clasp (25168281 Pte B P McDermott Korbr); Operational Service Medal 2000, for Afghanistan, 1 clasp, Afghanistan (Cpl B P McDermott Lancs 25168281), nearly extremely fine (2)B. 'Billy' McDermott served in Basra as a Strike Team Commander during an operation that k...

Pair: Corporal R. S. Heath, Royal Army Medical Corps, late Light InfantryIraq 2003-11, no clasp (25061531 LCpl R S Heath LI); Operational Service Medal 2000, for Afghanistan (25061531 Cpl R S Heath RAMC), good very fine (2)Sold together with card box of issue for the Operational Service Medal and 15 photographs from the recipient's active service.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Trooper D. S. Freer, Light Dragoons, Royal Armoured CorpsIraq 2003-11, no clasp (25157819 Tpr D S Freer LD); Operational Service Medal 2000, 1 clasp, Afghanistan (25157819 Tpr D S Freer LD), mounted court-style as worn, pin removed, nearly extremely fine (2)David Stephen Freer enlisted in the Light Dragoons in September 2002 and served in Iraq during 2005 with 'B' Squadron. He would have participated (either as a spectator or player) in the famous 'Desert Ashes' that summer which took place at the Al Muthanna Cricket Ground, some three miles south of Baghdad. The 2nd Australian Cavalry c...

A historic campaign group of three awarded to Rifleman D. A. 'Dan' Meally, The RiflesHe witnessed his fair share of action in Iraq and Afghanistan - including being on patrol when his close friend and mentor Colour-Serjeant K. Fortuna was killed in action, and serving alongside Serjeant D. Cutterham the very next day when he won a C.G.C.Meally's image went global when it was captured by Alison Baskerville during Operation 'Zangal Haf', the daring commando mission deep behind enemy lines which resulted in the destruction of a number of bomb factories; the shot of him firing his LMG at the enemy...

Three: Sergeant L. K. Carswell, Special Investigation Branch, Royal Military Police, who latterly served on covert intelligence missions in Afghanistan and appears to have participated in 'Black Ops'Iraq 2003-10, no clasp (25148208 LCpl L K Carswell AGC(RMP)); Operational Service Medal 2000, for Afghanistan, 1 clasp, Afghanistan (Sgt L K Carswell AGC(RMP) 25148208); N.A.T.O. Medal 1994, 1 clasp, ISAF, good very fine (3)Luke Kenneth Carswell enlisted in the Adjutant General's Corps (Royal Military Police) in February and served with 110 Provost Company in Iraq during Operation Telic 3 from Octo...

Four: Lance Corporal M. A. B. Hilson, Queen's Royal LancersIraq 2003-10, no clasp (25194856 Tpr M A B Hilson QRL); Operational Service Medal 2000, for Afghanistan, 1 clasp, Afghanistan (LCpl M A B Hilson QRL 25194856); Jubilee 2012; N.A.T.O. Medal 1994, 1 clasp, ISAF, nearly extremely fine (4)Martin Andrew Brian Hilson, a native of Trent Vale, was born in 1989, enlisted in the Queen's Royal Lancers on 1 September 2004 and first saw active service with 'C' Squadron in Iraq in 2007. During that deployment he acted as a Troop Leader's Driver and Light Machine Gunner. It became clear the unit wer...

Four: Trooper A. M. Chester, Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured CorpsIraq 2003-10, no clasp (25188908 Tpr A M Chester RTR); Operational Service Medal 2000, for Afghanistan, 1 clasp, Afghanistan (Tpr A M Chester RTR 25188908); N.A.T.O. Medal 1994, 1 clasp, ISAF; Jubilee 2012, good very fine (4)Ashleigh Mark Chester enlisted in the Royal Armoured Corps in February 2005 and served with the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment in Iraq in 2007 and in Afghanistan in 2010. During that second deployment Chester would have served with his unit on the deadly 'Peace Street', Route 611 in Helmand Province. The road w...

Pair: Gunner K. E. 'Kenny' Dowding, 7th Parachute Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery, who carved out a professional rugby career alongside his active service and represented the Army and Combined Services as a loose-head prop forwardIraq 2003-11, 1 clasp, 19 Mar to 28 Apr 2003 (25141657 Gnr K E Dowding RA); Operational Service Medal 2000, 1 clasp, Afghanistan (25141657 Gnr K E Dowding RA), nearly extremely fine (2)Ken E. Dowding - or 'Kenny' to his comrades and teammates - was born on 17 December 1984 in Manchester. Educated at Alderbrook School, he played rugby as a schoolboy before representing...

A fine campaign group of three awarded to Lance Corporal D. J. Hinton, Royal Logistic Corps, a confirmed member of 321 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squadron - the most decorated unit in the British Army - his service in Northern Ireland during Operation Banner included being in command of the call of duty to investigate and make safe all IED's and EOD's within just ten minutesHinton has the unusual accolade of serving with his unit during Operation Helvetic, a member of 'Holywood Troop', remarkably called to action to over 50 Improvised Explosive Device Disposal incidents between 28 March - 12...

Three: Corporal S. R. A. 'Paddy' Haire, Royal Logistic Corps, a specialist operator who served with 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal RegimentIraq 2003, 1 clasp, 19 Mar to 28 Apr 2003 (25131960 Pte S R A Haire RLC); General Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (25131960 LCpl S R A Haire RLC); Jubilee 2012, first two mounted court-style as worn with pin removed, good very fine (3)Samuel R. A. Haire was born on 21 November 1983 and served with the Royal Logistic Corps in Iraq and Northern Ireland. The British Army website gives more information on 11 EOD:'11 EOD Regiment RLC is the British...

Sold by Order of the FamilyThe superb Great War C.B. group of eight awarded to Admiral V. H. G. Bernard, Royal Navy, whose campaign service saw him earn four foreign decorations and a trio of 'mentions'Having begun the war in command of Venerable - his charge included the bombardment of the Belgian coast in 1914 and the operations at Gallipoli the following year - he latterly commanded Neptune at the Battle of Jutland and was made a Naval ADC to the KingThe Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Military) Companion’s neck badge, silver-gilt and enamel, in its Garrard & Co. case of issue; 191...

A Great War O.B.E. group of nine to Paymaster Commander L. V. Webb, Royal Navy, who was killed in action when H.M.S. Repulse and Prince of Wales were sunk by Japanese Torpedo Bombers, north of Singapore on 10 December 1941, two days after the Declaration of WarThe Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 2nd [sic] type, Military Division, Officer's (O.B.E.) breast Badge, silver-gilt; 1914-15 Star (Payr. Lt. L.V. Webb. R.N.), 'P' of rank treble-struck in places; British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. Oak Leaves (Payr. Lt. L.V. Webb. R.N.), rank officially corrected; Naval General Servic...

A fine Great War 'Merchant Service' O.B.E. group of three to Chief Engineer J. Lewis, who kept the Demodocus seaworthy when torpedoed by a German U-boat in the English ChannelThe Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Civil Division, Officer's (O.B.E.) 1st type breast Badge, 65mm including crown suspension x 49mm, silver-gilt, the reverse lower arm bearing hallmarks for Sebastian Garrard, London 1923, in Garrard & Co. fitted leather box of issue; British War Medal 1914-19 (John Lewis); Mercantile Marine War Medal 1914-19 (John Lewis), with two related riband bars, very fine (3)O.B.E. Lond...

(x) A fine 'North Sea' minesweeping D.S.M. group of four awarded to Skipper F. Howsam, Royal Naval Reserve, who survived the mining of the hired trawler Ladysmith near the Kentish Knock, but whose career was later stalled by an accident which resulted in significant injury to his handDistinguished Service Medal, G.V.R. (D.A.583. F. Howsan, 2nd. Hd. R.N.R. "Ladysmith" Minesweeping. 1917.); 1914-15 Star (D.A.583 F. Howsam. 2.Hd., R.N.R.); British War and Victory Medals (D.A.583 F. Howsam. Skr. R.N.R.), note surname to first, very fine (4)D.S.M. London Gazette 12 April 1918:'For service in mine-s...

A Great War D.S.M. awarded to Petty Officer 1st Class G. Rodgers, Royal Navy, who was decorated when the destroyer Ariel rammed the submarine U-12 in the North Sea in March 1915 - significant as she had become the first submarine to launch an aircraft from her deck at seaDistinguished Service Medal, G.V.R. (165462 G. Rodgers, P.O. 1Cl., H.M.S. Ariel.), nearly extremely fineD.S.M. London Gazette 9 April 1915:'For services in connection with the sinking of U.12.'George Rodgers was born on 21 August 1875 at St. Paul, Chichester, the second son of publican Henry Rodgers and his wife Harriet of the...

Royal National Lifeboat Institution Silver Medal for Gallantry, 2nd type (Mr. William Todd. Voted 14th July. 1898.), naming engraved in mixed styles, 37mm, silver, original uniface 'dolphin' suspension, toned, nearly extremely fineProvenance:J. B. Hayward Collection, November 1995.William Todd was born at Gorleston, Suffolk in 1840. He served as Coxswain aboard The Leicester, which acted as No. 2 Lifeboat at Gorleston Station near Great Yarmouth. This medal was presented to him on his retirement, 14 July 1898. His distinguished career was summed up in the citation:'Awarded on Mr. Todd's resign...

(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....

Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society, Marine Medal, 3rd type, silver (To Arthur Walters. For Gallant Service. 27th. July, 1922.), re-pinned and claw loose, polished, nearly very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society, Marine Medal, 3rd type, bronze (Thos. Jenkinson, Seaman. Tug "Mersey King" for Jumping Overboard to Save a Man in Queen's Channel Marh-28. 1882), on original bronze wearing pin, claw loose, very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

A poignant Royal Humane Society Medal awarded to F. W. Wareham, who jumped off a pier effecting a rescue which was to be feted by the great and good of Bournemouth - sadly his later life crumbled around him, due to unemployment and excessive alcohol consumptionRoyal Humane Society Medal, small bronze (Frederick William Wareham, 18th. March 1888), good very fine'The bronze medal of the Royal Humane Society has been awarded to Frederick William Wareham of Bournemouth, who on Sunday, the 18th March, without stopping to undress, and not withstanding the weather was bitterly cold, plunged into the...

An interesting C.B.E. group of three to Commander W. C. Thomas, Royal Navy, decorated for his role in planning Operations 'Husky' and 'Overlord' at the AdmiraltyThe Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.), 2nd type, Military Division, Commander's neck Badge converted for breast wear, with original riband; British War and Victory Medals (Mid. W. C. Thomas. R.N.), the C.B.E. with severe enamel loss, overall nearly very fine (3)C.B.E. London Gazette 13 June 1946.[O.B.E.] London Gazette 13 March 1945.[Order of Leopold] London Gazette 12 March 1946.William Cowley Thomas was born at Barr...

A Second World War Mediterranean Operations D.S.C. and Bar group of eleven awarded to Lieutenant-Commander H. W. Stowell, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, who was 'intimately connected' with the operations of Force 133 in support of Greek resistanceDistinguished Service Cross, G.VI.R., reverse officially dated '1942', with Second Award Bar, reverse officially dated '1944'; 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Africa Star, clasp, North Africa 1942-43; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration, silver and silver-gilt, officially engraved '1946' to reverse; Malta G...

Sold by Order of the Family:A rare and outstanding Second World War 'Sinking of the Bismarck' D.S.M. group of twelve awarded to Chief Petty Officer B. Lassa, Free Polish Navy, who served aboard the O.R.P. Piorun which 'wanted to take on the battleship single-handed' in a David vs. Goliath encounter of monumental proportionsTwice sunk by Luftwaffe bombs and GNAT torpedo - which included surviving the sinking of the Grom at Narvik - Lassa served as Gunner aboard the Piorun during the Clydeside Blitz and valiantly fought off the attention of repeated armadas of enemy aircraft, winning the fond af...

A 1942 Mediterranean D.S.M. group of nine awarded to Petty Officer J. R. Bulgen, Royal Navy - who was likely decorated for services on convoys to the besieged island of MaltaDistinguished Service Medal, G.VI.R. (J.16650 J. R. Bulgen. P.O.); 1914-15 Star (J.16650. J. R. Bulgen, A.B., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (J.16650 J. R. Bulgen. A.B. R.N.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Defence Medal 1939-45; Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R. (J.16650 J. R. Bulgen. P.O. H.M.S. Thracian.); Marine Society Reward of Merit, silver (John R. Bulgen 4. March 1919), contact marks and wear to Great War awards,...

(x) Of Whitstable interest - the scare early Second World War British Empire Medal awarded to Lieutenant Commander E. B. Allard, B.E.M., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, late a Defensively Equipped Merchant Ship (D.E.M.S.) Gunlayer in the Merchant Navy, who shot down two German planes on the First Day of the Battle of France (10 May 1940) from a Belgian CanalBritish Empire Medal, (Civil) G.VI.R., 1st type (Elliot Allard), naming engraved in serif capitals, with its Royal Mint card box of issue, nearly extremely fineB.E.M. London Gazette 26 July 1940. The joint citation states:Elliot Allard, Gunl...

'George was the salt of the earth. He served our Corps well and will be fondly remembered by all with whom he came in contact; even the many he chased around the gym and coerced into forming concert parties.'Extract from Mann's obituary in Globe & Laurel, March/April 2000.An important B.E.M. group awarded to Captain G. E. Mann, Royal Marines, late Royal Marine Light Infantry, a much-loved Corps character who served with distinction as Administrative Officer of 41 Commando - the renowned 'Chosin Few' - during the Korean WarCommissioned from the ranks, Mann was decorated for his outstanding P.T....

A Second World War B.E.M. group of eight awarded to Chief Petty Officer A. H. Abrahams, Royal Navy, who fought in the Battle of Jutland and whose naval career spanned a remarkable 34 yearsBritish Empire Medal, (Military) G.VI.R., 1st issue (C.P.O. Albert H. Abrahams D/J. 4185), officially impressed naming on a pre-prepared ground; 1914-15 Star (J.4185, A. H. Abrahams, A.B., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (J.4185 A. H. Abrahams. P.O. R.N.); 1939-45 Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R. (J.4185 A. H. Abrahams. P.O. H.M.S. Vivid.), Great War awards polished,...

An impressive 'Final Assault on the Redan' D.C.M. group of five to Colour-Sergeant T. Damaline, 23rd Foot (Royal Welch Fusiliers), who survived his Regiment's ordeal at the crossing of the Alma only to be wounded in an ill-managed though heroic attempt on the Redan bastion on 8 September 1855Distinguished Conduct Medal, V.R. (Corpl. T. Damoline. 23rd R.W.Fusrs.), officially impressed naming, note surname spelling; Crimea 1854-56, 3 clasps, Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol (Thomas. Damaline. Serjt. 23. R.W.F.), depot engraved naming, unofficial rivets between second and third clasps; Indian Mutiny 1...

(x) A fine Punjab campaign pair to Colour-Sergeant F. Jesson, 24th Foot, who survived his Regiment's bloody ordeal at the Battle of Chilianwala on 13 January 1849Punjab 1848-49, 2 clasps, Chilianwala, Goojerat (Corpl. F. Jesson, 24th Foot.); Meritorious Service Medal, V.R. (Cr. Sergt. P. Jesson. Late 1/24th Foot.), the first polished with contact marks and minor edge wear, nearly very fine, the second very fine (2)Frederick Jesson was born at Fulham in 1832. After civilian employment as a servant, he attested for the 78th Foot at Queen Square, London on St. George's Day 1845, but transferred t...

A fine Second Boer War 'Battle of Belfast' D.C.M. awarded to Sergeant W. Craig, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who was decorated for his part in the gallant charge which drove the Boers from Bergendal Farm at the climax of the actionDistinguished Conduct Medal, V.R. (3965 Serjt: W. Craig. Rl: Innis: Fus:), large letter reverse, officially impressed naming, extremely fineD.C.M. London Gazette 27 September 1901.W. Craig served with the 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers during the Second Boer War. The Battalion sailed aboard the Catalonia on 5 November 1899, arriving at the Cape on 30 No...

An extremely fine Great War C.B.E. group of seven awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel V. Dunfee, CO of the 2/4th London Regiment at Gallipoli and during the Senussi campaign, who served as the first Commandant of the City of London Police Reserve from 1911-1914, and later returned to serve a further nine years from 1918-1927; besides this he arranged the Great War Peace Parade in the City of LondonThe Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, C.B.E. (Military) Commander's 1st type neck badge complete with neck riband; 1914-15 Star (Lt. Col. V. Dunfee. 4/Lond. R.); British War and Victory Medals, w...

An unusual group of nine awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel M. R. de Cordova C.B.E., Jamaican Army and Air Cadet Force, late Army Service Corps, who was instrumental in creating and leading a youth movement on the islandThe Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member's 2nd type breast Badge, silver; 1914-15 Star (Lieut. M. R. De Cordova A.S.C.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt. M. R. De Cordova); War Medal 1939-45; Coronation 1953; Efficiency Decoration, G.VI.R., 1st issue, silver and silver-gilt, reverse privately engraved 'Major. M. R. De Cordova. M.B.E.', with integ...

A Great War O.B.E. group of seven awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel B. A. Johnstone, South Staffordshire Regiment, late West Riding Regiment and Indian Army, who witnessed extensive service in India and China and later pulled strings with an 'old friend' - Lord Kitchener - so as to return to the fray on the Western Front aged 53Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) 1st type breast Badge, silver, hallmarks to reverse; India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Chin Hills 1892-93 (Captn: B. A. Johnstone. 21st. Madras Pioneers.); China 1900, 1 clasp, Relief of Pekin (Major B. A....

A Great War O.B.E. group of six awarded to Major G. E. Bowman, Machine Gun Corps, late Honourable Artillery Company and Somerset Light InfantryThe Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 1st type breast badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1919; 1914 Star, with clasp (960 Pte. G. Bowman. H.A.C.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaves (Capt. G. E. Bowman.); Defence and War Medals 1939-45, good very fine (6)O.B.E. London Gazette 3 June 1919 (France).George Edward Bowman served in France with the Honourable Artillery Company from 18 September 1914 a...

An outstanding Great War C.M.G., C.B.E., D.S.O. group of seven awarded to Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel R. E. H. James, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, late Chinese Regiment - a 'dashing officer' who married one of the most beautiful Chicago heiresses, but was later singled out in his father-in-law's will as not worthy of a penny of his fortuneJames became a leading figure in Chicago business circles whilst his son Charles become a wildly successful male fashion designer in the privileged circles of haute couture, the self-styled 'Greatest Couturier in the World'The Most Distinguished Order of St...

A fine Great War C.M.G., D.S.O. group of seven awarded to Colonel O. W. Richards, Royal Army Medical Corps, late Army Medical Service, who pioneered the application of surgery to abdominal wounds and requested his own Casualty Clearing Station be moved closer to the front line so as to reduce the evacuation time of his patientsThe Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, C.M.G., Companion's neck Badge, silver-gilt and enamel; Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., silver-gilt and enamel with integral top riband bar; Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Fre...

(x) A Great War D.S.O. group of four awarded to Chaplain 3rd Class H. W. Fox, Army Chaplain's Department, who was one of just 117 chaplains in the British Army in August 1914Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., silver-gilt and enamel, with integral top riband bar, adapted for mounting; 1914 Star, clasp (Rev: H. W. Fox. A.C.D.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaves (Rev. H. W. Fox.), mounted court-style as worn, pin removed, otherwise good very fine (4)D.S.O. London Gazette 1 January 1918.Henry Watson Fox was born around 1873 and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating B...

A Western Front D.C.M., M.M. group of six awarded to Sergeant A. Parr, Northumberland Fusiliers, who was first wounded in action on just his sixth day in FranceDistinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (265509 Sjt: A. Parr. M.M. 6/North'd Fus:); Military Medal, G.V.R. (2611. Cpl. A, Parr. 6/Nth'd: Fus:-T.F.); 1914-15 Star (6-2611 Pte. A. Parr. North's Fus:); British War Medal 1914-20, erased; Victory Medal 1914-19 (6-2611 Sjt. A. Parr. North'd Fus.); France, Republic, Croix de Guerre, reverse dated 1914-1918, mounted court-style, light contact marks, nearly very fine (6)D.C.M. London Gazette 30 Octo...

(x) A fine 1918 'Attack on Happy Valley' D.C.M., M.M. group of four awarded to Sergeant H. F. Hemington, Royal Fusiliers, who took command at a critical stage and successfully captured his objectives in 'blazing heat' and amidst the crashing of German gas and high explosive shellsDistinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (2825 L.Cpl. F. Hemington. M.M. 23/R. Fus:); Military Medal, G.V.R. (G-2825 Pte. F. Hemington. 23/R. Fus:); British War and Victory Medals (GS-2825 Cpl. F. Hemmington. R. Fus.), note surname, polished, nearly very fine (4)D.C.M. London Gazette 30 October 1918:'For conspicuous gallan...

(x) A fine D.C.M., M.M. group of four awarded to Temporary Corporal N. Walker, Royal Field Artillery, sometime Royal Horse Artillery, a 'Macclesfield Man' through and through, who was twice decorated for bravery on the Western Front whilst serving as a SignallerDistinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (160820 Bmbr: N. Walker. R.F.A.); Military Medal, G.V.R. (160820 Bmbr: N. Walker. D.C.M. R.F.A.); British War and Victory Medals with M.I.D. oak leaves (160820 Bmbr. N. Walker. R.A.), court mounted, good very fine (4)D.C.M. London Gazette 3 September 1919:'From 25th February to 16th September, 1918. F...

(x) 'He lived for sport, died for sport and always played the game'The recipient's headstone refersAn early and particularly fine 1914 D.C.M., Russian Cross of St. George group of three awarded to Company Sergeant Major C. Wilcox, Somerset Light Infantry, who survived fighting at the point of the bayonet in the Belgian hamlet of Le Gheer, but died in 1919 as a result of injuries received in a novice boxing contest held at the National Sporting Club, LondonDistinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (8572 Sjt: C. Wilcox. 1/Som: L.I.); 1914 Star, copy clasp (8572 Sjt. C. Wilcox. 1/Som: L.I.); Russia, Im...

(x) A fine 'Siege Battery' D.C.M. group of four awarded to an Irishman, Gunner P. Burke, Royal Garrison Artillery, a Regular artilleryman who survived the duration of the war and likely returned home to Cork following the cessation of hostilitiesDistinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (22458 Gnr: P. Burke. 62/Sge: By. R.G.A.); 1914 Star (22458 Gnr: P. Burke. R.G.A.); British War and Victory Medals (22458 Gnr. P. Burke. R.A.), wear and contact marks, scratch to reverse of second, good fine (4)D.C.M. London Gazette 21 October 1918:'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While the battery wa...

The superb 'Hohenzollern Redoubt' D.C.M. group of five to Corporal (Acting Sergeant) S. A. Smith, Royal Army Medical Corps, who was twice decorated for bringing wounded men to safety under heavy fire; a well-loved character, Smith died of wounds received from a German shell and was mourned by family and comrades in equal measureDistinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (45659 Pte. S. A. Smith 37/F.A. R.A.M.C.); 1914-15 Star (45659. Pte. S. A. Smith. R.A.M.C.); British War and Victory Medals 1914-19 (45659 A.Sjt. S. A. Smith. R.A.M.C.); Russia, Imperial, St. George Medal for Zeal, mounted swing-style...

(x) An inspirational Western Front D.C.M. group of five awarded to Acting Colour Sergeant J. Messenger, Bedfordshire Regiment, late Middlesex Regiment, who successfully rescued a wounded man who had laid in the open just yards from the enemy front line for four daysDistinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (8199 A.Cpl. J. Messenger. 4/Middx: R.); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (2699 Pte. J. Messenger. Middlesex Regt.); 1914-15 Star (8199 L.Cpl. J. Messenger. Midd'x R.); British War and Victory Medals (8199 A.C.Sjt. J. Messenger. Midd'x R.), claw t...

'Sir Robert Marcus Filmer, M.C., died of wounds, in 1916. Leaving the front line trenches after a spell of duty, he discovered that his pince-nez glasses had been left in his dug-out. Returning to retrieve them, he was mortally wounded. With his death the baronetcy became extinct.'Filmer's demise as recounted in Seven Generations of a Kent Family (1975).The exceptional Great War 'trench raider's' immediate M.C. group of eight to Sir R. M. Filmer, Bart., Grenadier Guards, who led a daring and highly successful raid into German trenches in December 1915, only to be killed a month later by a stra...

A fine 'First Day of the Battle of the Somme' M.C. group of three to Captain G. E. Gee, Royal Scots, who was decorated for his part in the capture of Scots Redoubt, a horrific action in which the 15th Battalion suffered 628 casualtiesMilitary Cross, G.V.R. (Capt. E. Gee.), in Royal Mint fitted leather box of issue; British War and Victory Medals 1914-19 (Capt. G. E. Gee), nearly extremely fine (3)M.C. London Gazette 19 August 1916.George Edward Gee served during the Great War with the 15th (Service) Battalion (1st Edinburgh), Royal Scots, landing at Le Havre on 8 January 1916. He wrote numerou...

A fine Great War M.C. group of nine awarded to Major H. C. N. Hill, Welsh Guards, late Northern Rhodesia RegimentHaving served in East Africa at the start of the War, Hill served with the Welsh Guards in both World Wars and forged a career in the Colonial ServiceMilitary Cross, G.V.R., unnamed as issued; 1914-15 Star (8 Pte. H. C. N. Hill N. Rhodesian Rif.); British War and Victory Medals (2. Lieut. H. C. N. Hill.); 1939-1945 Star; France & Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Jubilee 1935, mounted as worn, Great War awards polished, very fine (9)M.C. London Gazette 2 December 1918:'T...

The moving Great War M.C. group of four to Captain (Acting Major) J. L. Veitch, Devonshire Regiment, who was decorated for his heroic defence of a bridgehead south-west of Arrewage in April 1918, in which two Companies of the Devons repelled five German attacksPreviously mentioned in dispatches, Veitch was killed in action near Merville in May 1918; the scion of an important family of horticulturalists, he is commemorated on the war memorial at The Royal Botanic Gardens, KewMilitary Cross, G.V.R., unnamed as issued; 1914-15 Star (Capt. J. L. Veitch Devon R.); British War and Victory Medals 191...

'I really would like to go round and shake every single one of you by the hand, because, of all the times you have fought, I do not think you have ever been up against quite such a big thing as you were the other day. You were fighting against big odds; you were fighting under the most uncomfortable and unpleasant conditions, and you were always worried by machine-guns you could not get at, but you went on fighting, and that is the whole point, and if you have officers leading you like your Colonel did, or officers that gave you the example of Captain Manning, I do not wonder you fought as you...

A Great War M.C. group of five to Major C. H. Dunkley, South Staffordshire Regiment, late Royal EngineersMilitary Cross, G.V.R., the reverse engraved 'Lieut. C. H. Dunkley. R.E.' in block capitals; British War and Victory Medals 1914-19, with M.I.D. emblem (Lieut. C. H. Dunkley.); Defence and War Medals 1939-45, recently mounted swing-style, very fine (5)M.C. London Gazette 1 January 1918.Charles Henry Dunkley served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Royal Engineers on the Western Front, rising to Lieutenant on 1 July 1917. He was mentioned in dispatches (London Gazette, 11 December 1917), also rec...

A 1917 Palestine M.C. group of four awarded to Captain R. W. Lee, Essex Regiment, late Artist's Rifles, who was decorated for skilful leadership under heavy Turkish fireMilitary Cross, G.V.R., unnamed as issued, with replacement suspension bar; 1914-15 Star (2. Lieut. R. W. Lee. Essex. R.); British War and Victory Medals with small M.I.D. oak leaves (2. Lieut. R. W. Lee.), very fine (4)M.C. London Gazette 14 August 1917:'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an attack he went back under heavy machine gun and rifle fire at close range, collected and brought up reinforcements, r...

(x) A Great War 'Birthday Honours' M.C. group of four awarded to Captain H. A. E. Browne, Royal Engineers, scion of a large Irish family, who narrowly avoided the loss of the RMS Lusitania and forged a long and successful career as an architect and engineer in VancouverMilitary Cross, G.V.R. (Capt. H. A. E. Browne, R.E.); 1914-15 Star (2. Lieut. H. A. E. Browne. R.E.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt. H. A. E. Browne), the first privately engraved to reverse, minor contact marks, very fine (4)M.C. London Gazette 4 June 1917.Hugh Alexander Edgar Browne was born on 21 June 1885 at Belfast (...

A Great War M.C. group of three awarded to Lieutenant W. Travis, King's Own Yorkshire Light InfantryMilitary Cross, G.V.R., unnamed as issued; British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. W. Travis), good very fine (3)M.C. London Gazette 1 January 1919:'For distinguished service in connection with military operations in Egypt.'Walter Travis was attached to 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, at the time of winning his M.C. In that capacity, he would have been present at the Second and Third Battles of Gaza in April and November 1917; his British War and Victory Medals were issued in November...

(x) An October 1918 'Bridging of the River Selle' M.C. group of three awarded to Lieutenant A. L. Lucas, Royal Engineers, who successfully led his section in constructing four infantry bridges whilst under heavy enemy fire at close rangeMilitary Cross, G.V.R., unnamed as issued; British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. A. L. Lucas.), mounted as worn, good very fine (3)M.C. London Gazette 29 July 1919. The citation states:'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the night of October 11/12th 1918 at Neuvilly. He was in charge of a section detailed to construct four infantry bridges acros...

An interesting group of five awarded to Warrant Officer 2nd Class A. J. Lodge, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment - who appears to have won the M.C. for 'fighting with wonderful pluck and valour' and saving the lives of 28 men and an officer at Souchez in the Pas-de-CalaisMilitary Cross, G.V.R., a contemporary copy, reverse engraved "Replica" No. 11776. Coy. Sgt. Maj. A. J. Lodge, 10th. Battn. Duke of Wellington Regt.'; Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (3896 Serjt: A. Lodge. W. Riding Regt.); 1914-15 Star (11776. Sjt. A. J. Lodge, W. Rid. R.);...

A Great War 1916 M.M. and Bar group of four to Sergeant C. Parsons, Machine Gun Corps and Middlesex RegimentMilitary Medal, G.V.R., with second Award Bar (20365 Pte. C. Parsons. 36/Co: M.G. Corps); 1914-15 Star (548 Pte. C. C. V. Parsons. Midd'x R.); British War and Victory Medals (548 Sjt. C. C. V. Parsons. Midd'x R.), mounted court-style, very fine (4)Bar to M.M. London Gazette 14 May 1919.M.M. London Gazette 14 September 1916.Charles Parsons, a native of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, arrived in France on 31 May 1915 as a Private in the Middlesex Regiment. He later transferred to the Machin...

(x) An M.M. group of four awarded to Sergeant A. Gafney, East Kent Regiment, who was likely decorated for gallantry on the opening day of the Third Battle of the Scarpe, an 'unmitigated disaster' for the British Army which suffered nearly 6,000 men killed for little material gainMilitary Medal, G.V.R. (1298 Sjt: A. Gafney. E. Kent R.); 1914-15 Star (G-1298 Sjt. A. Gafney. E. Kent R.); British War and Victory Medals (G-1298 Sjt. A. Gafney. E. Kent R.), staining and minor patches of verdigris to last, nearly very fine (4)M.M. London Gazette 18 July 1917.Alfred Gafney was born in 1895 at Enfield,...

(x) A fine and well documented 'Battle of Cambrai' 1917 M.M. group of four awarded to Acting Corporal M. H. Brown, Royal Engineers, who was decorated for service as a Signalman under heavy German artillery fire - which resulted in only half of the British Mark IV tanks remaining operational on the second day of the attackMilitary Medal, G.V.R. (26576 Sapr. -L.Cpl.- M. H. Brown. 12/D.S. Coy. R.E.); 1914-15 Star (26576 Pnr. M. H. Brown. R.E.); British War and Victory Medals (26576 A-Cpl. M. H. Brown. R.E.); 1939-45 Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, swing mounted as worn, minor contact marks...

The Great War M.M. group of four to Sergeant N. Todd, Royal Artillery, an 'Old Contemptible' who was mentioned in dispatches for his services on the Western FrontMilitary Medal, G.V.R. (20688 Sjt: N. Todd. B. 92/Bde: R.F.A.); 1914 Star, with copy clasp (20688 Gnr: N. Todd. R.F.A.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (20688 Sjt. N. Todd. R.A.), the first polished, overall nearly very fine (4)Nathaniel Todd, a native of Welling in London, arrived in France on 23 August 1914. He was mentioned in dispatches while serving with 88th Battery, Royal Field Artillery (London Gazette, 1...

(x) A 'Western Front' M.M. group of four awarded to Private W. Hosie, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, late Army Service CorpsMilitary Medal, G.V.R. (28161 Pte. W. Hosie. 1/R. Dub: Fus:); 1914-15 Star (32638 Pte. W. Hosie. A.S.C.); British War and Victory Medals (32638 Pte. W. Hosie. A.S.C.), very fine and better (4)Walter Hosie served in France with the Army Service Corps from 14 March 1915. Transferring to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, he was awarded the Military Medal and later witnessed service during the Second World War with the Pioneer Corps; sold with copied MIC.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price...

A Great War M.M. group of four awarded to Staff Sergeant B. Sharpe, 5th Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical CorpsMilitary Medal, G.V.R. (1744 S. Sjt. B. Sharpe. Can. A. M. C.); 1914-15 Star (1744 Pte. B. Sharpe, Can: A. M. C.); British War and Victory Medals (1744 S. Sjt. B. Sharpe. C. A. M. C.), mounted as worn, good very fine (4)This Lot is being sold to raise funds for the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 22, Woodbine Heights, Toronto. Sharpe was a member of the Branch and lived nearby.M.M. London Gazette 11 February 1919.Benjamin Sharpe was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire in 1879 and enlisted...

To be sold on behalf of the family:A fine M.M. group of 4 awarded to Private T. O'Neill, Royal Army Medical Corps, who rendered extensive service during the Great War and was witness to the extreme suffering faced by the troops on the Somme battlefield in 1916Military Medal, G.V.R. (9755 Pte. T. O'Neill. R.A.M.C.); 1914 Star with clasp (9755 Pte. T. O'Neill, R.A.M.C.); British War and Victory Medals (9755 Pte. T. O'Neill. R.A.M.C.), the second with 2 silver rosettes attached to ribbon, nearly extremely fine (4)M.M. London Gazette 8 December 1916.Thomas O'Neill was born in 1892 at Rugby, Warwic...

A Defence of Amiens M.M. group of three awarded to Private A. Reid, 2nd Dragoon Guards, who survived 'wave after wave' of attacks during the Spring OffensiveMilitary Medal, G.V.R. (D-3998 Pte. A. Reid. 2/Dns:); 1914 Star, copy clasp (3998 Pte. A. Reid. 2/Dns.); British War Medal 1914-20 (D-3998 Pte. A. Reid. 2-D.Gds.), mounted with an erased Victory Medal, contact marks, good fine (4)M.M. London Gazette 27 June 1918.Archibald Reid served in France from 17 August 1914 with the 2nd Dragoon Guards (The Queen's Bays). He remained with his unit throughout the war and was likely present on 21 March...

(x) A 'Western Front' M.M. group of three awarded to Private H. C. Rogers, 1st Regiment, South African Infantry, attached South African Engineers, who was decorated for 'exceptional bravery' in maintaining telephone lines before being killed in action in the 'man-made volcano' of the German Spring OffensiveMilitary Medal, G.V.R. (X-295 Sapr. H. C. Rogers. Sig: Coy. S.A.E.); British War Medal 1914-20 (Pte. H. C. Rogers. 1st. S.A.I.), with Bronze Memorial Plaque (Herbert Caleb Rogers), good very fine (3)M.M. London Gazette 9 July 1917.The Official Recommendation dated 23 April 1917 relates to R...

(x) A Great War M.M. group of three awarded to Corporal J. Nicolle, South African Corps of SignalsMilitary Medal, G.V.R. (4817 Cpl. J. Nicolle. S.A.E.); British War and bilingual Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaves (Cpl. J. Nicolle. S.A.C.S. C.R.E.), very fine and better (3)M.M. London Gazette 6 August 1918.Jersey Cooper Nicolle was born on 16 November 1891 at Beaufort West, Cape Province, South Africa, the son of John George Nicolle who was born on Jersey in 1858. An electrical telegraph linesman with the South African Railways, Nicolle attested at Potchefstroom for the South African Engineers...

A scarce M.M. to the Military Foot PoliceMilitary Medal, G.V.R. (P-3165 L.Cpl. A. McKay. M.F.P.), nearly extremely fineRecipient also entitled to British War and Victory Medals.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

A poignant 'Western Front' M.M. awarded to Lance-Corporal G. Brenchley, East Kent Regiment, the eldest of four brothers from Margate who all served during the Great War, two of whom died, whilst another suffered the loss of a limb and was invalided homeMilitary Medal, G.V.R. (2652 Pte. G. Brenchley. 7/E. Kent R.), nearly extremely fineM.M. London Gazette 29 August 1918.George Brenchley was born around 1882 at Nash, Kent, and served in France with the 7th Battalion, East Kent Regiment, from 18 August 1915. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery on the Western Front and was soon thereafte...

A Great War M.M. awarded to Sergeant E. Corkish, Royal Garrison ArtilleryMilitary Medal, G.V.R. (72174 Sjt: E. Corkish. 177/Sge: By: R.G.A.), toned, good very fineM.M. London Gazette 4 February 1918.Ernest Corkish was awarded the Military Medal for service in France and is further entitled to the British War and Victory Medals; sold with copied MIC. Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) A Great War M.S.M. group of four awarded to Sergeant W. A. Gostling, Machine Gun Corps, late Suffolk Regiment1914-15 Star (14218 L.Cpl. W. A. Gostling. Suff. R.); British War and Victory Medals (14218 Sjt. W. A. Gostling. Suff. R.); Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R. (16708 Sjt: W. A. Gostling. 35/Coy. M.G.C.), good very fine (4)William A. Gostling served in France from 30 May 1915 and was decorated with the M.S.M. for devotion to duty (London Gazette 1 January 1918 refers) besides earning a 'mention' whilst an Acting Transport Sergeant with the Machine Gun Corps (London Gazette 25 May...

(x) Pair: Warrant Officer Class I L. W. Jenner, Royal Army Pay Corps, decorated for bravery in the face of the enemyArmy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 2nd type (1263 S.Sjt. L. W. Jenner. R.A.P.C.), swivelling scroll suspension; Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R. (1263 S.Sjt: L. W. Jenner. A.P.C.), swivelling scroll suspension, very fine (2)M.S.M. London Gazette 17 June 1918.[French Medal of Honour with silver swords] London Gazette 1 June 1920.Leo Winchester Jenner was born at Chorlton, Lancashire on 21 August 1883. He served as a Sergeant with the Army Pay Corps during the Great War, arriving in France...

A Great War M.S.M. awarded to Battery Sergeant Major F. Eynon, Royal Field ArtilleryMeritorious Service Medal, G.V.R. (B.S.Mjr. F. Eynon. R.A.), a later issue, nearly extremely fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

A Great War M.S.M. awarded to Transport Warrant Officer Class I A. O. James, Army Cyclist CorpsArmy Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R. (7760. T.R.S.Mjr: A. O. James. XI.C.C.Bn: A.C.C.), nearly very fineM.S.M. London Gazette 3 June 1918.Albert O. James served in France as Company Sergeant Major, later Transport Warrant Officer 1st Class, Army Cyclist Corps, from 3 December 1915. He was decorated for devotion to duty whilst serving in Italy; sold with copied MIC. Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

An Indian M.S.M. awarded to Havildar Major N. Khan, 3/14th Punjab RegimentIndian Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.VI.R. (Hav Major Naubat Khan 3/14 Punjab R), officially engraved naming, nearly extremely fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

An outstanding Army Best Shot group of five awarded to Captain F. G. Elliott, British South Africa Police, late London Fire Brigade and Royal Navy, who witnessed extensive service in German South West Africa and won the King's Medal at Bisley in 1926 - he was the first Rhodesian to take the prizeBritish War and Victory Medals (1752 Cpl. F. G. Elliott. B.S.A.P.); War Medal 1939-45; Permanent Forces of the Empire Beyond the Seas L.S. & G.C., G.V.R. (No. 1752. Sergt. Francis G. Elliott. British South Africa Police); Army Best Shot Medal, G.V.R., 1 clasp, 1926 (1752 Sjt. F. G. Elliott. B.S.A.P.),...

Army Good Shooting Medal, G.V.R., unnamed as issued, nearly extremely fine, scarceSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

'Sir Louis Knuthsen, known to all of his friends as "K", was perhaps the best-educated medical man I have known. He had travelled extensively and intelligently in his younger days, and had important friends in every country in Europe. His opinion on almost any subject or event was informed 'from the inside', and was invariably delivered in entertaining fashion. His evident kindness always inspired active affection both in his patients and his friends. As he grew older his ripe wisdom became invariably apparent and was widely valued. After the death of his wife in 1946 he seemed lonely, and his...

A Great War group of three awarded to Acting Matron, E. M. Monck-Mason, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service, late Army Nursing Service Reserve, who received a 'mention' in Lord Kitchener‘s despatch following the peace at PretoriaRoyal Red Cross, 2nd Class (A.R.R.C.), G.V.R., silver and enamel, unnamed as issued, in its fitted case of issue; Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (N. Sister E. M. Monck-Mason. A.N.S.R.); King's South Africa 1901-02, no clasp (N. Sister E. M. Monck-Mason. A.N.S.R.), Medals with minor contact marks, good very fine (3)A.R.R.C. 2nd Class London Gaz...

Sold by Order of a Direct DescendentA fascinating Great War 'Red Cross Decoration' group of seven to Nurse L. P. Leatham, Voluntary Aid Detachment, who was decorated and mentioned in dispatches for outstanding nursing services on the Western Front and in the Italian theatreLeatham's O.B.E. stemmed from her work as a trailblazing humanitarian campaigner; during the Second World War she worked alongside her husband, an influential diplomat, to evacuate European Jews via the port of TangierThe Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 1st type, Civil Division, Officer's (O.B.E.) breast Badge, s...

A scarce Great War Q.A.I.M.N.S. group of four awarded to Sister J. Todd, an early member of the B.E.F. who was mentioned in dispatches for her work on the Western Front; notably Todd then served aboard H.M.H.S. Suntemple in North RussiaRoyal Red Cross, 2nd Class, G.V.R., silver and enamel; 1914 Star (S. Nurse J. Todd. Q.A.I.M.N.S.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Sister J. Todd.), good very fine, scarce (4)Royal Red Cross London Gazette 1 January 1918.Jean Todd was born at Pineholme, Silloth, Cumberland in December 1887. She arrived in France with the B.E.F. on 14 August...

A Great War A.R.R.C. group of four awarded to Sister A. H. Moore, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (Reserve)Royal Red Cross, 2nd Class (A.R.R.C.), G.V.R., silver and enamel, unnamed as issued; 1914-15 Star (Sister A. H. Moore. Q.A.I.M.N.S.R.); British War and Victory Medals (Sister A. H. Moore.), mounted as worn, light contact marks and polishing, nearly very fine (4)A.R.R.C. 2nd Class London Gazette 6 June 1916.Aileen Henrietta Moore was born on 23 March 1875 at Tully (An Tulaigh), Co. Longford, Ireland, the daughter of clergyman William Moore and Elizabeth Blanche Wale. Ed...

A fine Great War Royal Red Cross group of four to Nursing Sister M. Symonds, Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service, who was decorated for her outstanding medical workRoyal Red Cross, 2nd Class, G.V.R., silver and enamel, on lady's bow riband; 1914-15 Star (N. Sister M. Symonds, Q.A.R.N.N.S.); British War and Victory Medals (N. Sister . M. Symonds. Q.A.R.N.N.S.), with a Norfolk and Norwich Hospital nursing Badge by Vaughton, Birmingham, comprised of a cross pattée with Norwich's coat of arms at centre, bronze, the reverse engraved 'MAUD SYMONDS. MAR. 31. 1904. MAY. 31. 1907. CERTIFICATE...

The fascinating 'Allied Intervention' group of six to Captain W. F. Richardson, Middlesex Regiment, decorated by the White Russians for his outstanding services at the Black Sea port of Novorossisk in 1919-20Having meticulously recorded his adventures in large photograph albums, Richardson was revered by the Cossacks and greatly missed after he died of pneumonia on active service with General Denikin in 1920Earlier in his career, Richardson was present aboard the troopship S.S. Tyndareus when she was sunk by a German mine off the coast of South Africa; with extraordinary discipline reminiscent...

A rare inter-war C.I.E., Waziristan M.B.E., North-West Frontier 1919 M.C. group of nine awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel T. I. Stevenson, King's Royal Rifle Corps, attached 2/8th Gurkha Rifles, who was commissioned in Fiji in 1915, severely wounded at Delville Wood in July 1916, and later witnessed extensive service on the North-West Frontier, being thrice decoratedThe Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, C.I.E., Companion's 3rd type neck Badge, gold and enamel; The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Officer's 1st type breast badge, silver; Military Cross, G.V.R., u...

(x) A 1936 Civil O.B.E. group of five awarded to Lieutenant F. H. Lowe, East Africa Protectorate Forces, late Rhodesia RegimentThe Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Civil) Officer's 1st type breast Badge, by Garrard, hallmarks for London 1930; British War and Victory Medals 1914-19 (Lieut. F. H. Lowe.); Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1953, mounted as worn, with related dress miniatures, nearly extremely fine (10)O.B.E. London Gazette 23 June 1936:'For public services in Northern Rhodesia.'Frederick Harold Lowe was born in 1890 at Stratford, London, and educated at Forest Gate Gramm...

A Second World War M.B.E. group of fifteen awarded to Major E. W. Nesham, Royal West African Frontier Force, late Royal Engineers and Gold Coast Local Forces, who was instrumental in the production and issue of maps in the Middle East during the Second World War at a critical time - when it was essential to obtain the best and most up-to-date versions of the maps available, typically Italian, and them reproduce them locally, overprinting the military grid on themThe Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member's 2nd type breast Badge, silver; Victory Medal 1914-19, with...

A 1942 M.B.E. group of six awarded to Captain (Quartermaster) A. H. Cooper, Worcestershire Regiment, who during the course of the War was wounded besides earning a brace of 'mentions' and his decoration - the only Regimental appointment to the Order of the British Empire for the Middle East - who died in August 1942The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member’s 2nd type breast badge, silver; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (Lieut. A. H. Cooper. Worc. R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, with M.I.D. oak leaf, second with officia...

(x) The scarce M.B.E. 'long service' group of five to Warrant Officer Class I R. J. Kirke, Royal Scots Fusiliers, who was awarded the Meritorious Service MedalThe Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member's 2nd type breast Badge; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Regular Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 1st type (3124852 W.O.Cl.III. R. J. Kirke. R.S.Fus.); Meritorious Service Medal, G.VI.R., 2nd type (3124852 W.O.Cl.1 R. J. Kirke. M.B.E. R.S.F.), mounted swing-style as worn, good very fine, scarce (5)M.B.E. London Gazette 13 June 1946.Robert James Kirke was born in Reading i...

The historically important D.S.O. group of nine awarded to Major-General P. de Fonblanque, Royal Engineers, who served as Head of the British Mission to Czechoslovakia at the time of the Munich Agreement and later successfully organised the logistics for the British Expeditionary Forcce evacuation from France, being personally acknowledged Winston ChurchillDistinguished Service Order, G.V.R., silver-gilt and enamel, with top riband bar; 1914-15 Star (Capt. P. De Fonblanque. R.E.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaves (Major P. De Fonblanque.); India General Service 1908-35, 1...

(x) Military Cross, G.VI.R., reverse dated '1943'; 1939-45 Star; Africa Star, clasp, 8th Army; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals; Africa Service Medal; Efficiency Medal, G.VI.R., 1st issue, Union of South Africa (Capt. J. H. C. Edmonds - S.A.E.C.); Swaziland, Republic, Independence 1968, bronze, unnamed as issued, the Second World War campaign awards all officially impressed '123659 J. H. C. Edmonds', mounted court-style as worn bar the last, the M.C. detatched, very fine (9)M.C. London Gazette 14 October 1943. The original recommendation states:'This Officer, who has been wounded and who esc...

An outstanding North Africa 'Hellfire Pass' 1941 M.M. group of four awarded to Trooper H. G. Norfolk, Royal Tank Regiment, who remained alone inside a tank which had been repeatedly struck by German 88mm anti-tank fire, successfully extinguished a fire which raged inside and then managed to drive his vehicle to a place of safety for repairHe died a month later aged just 21 years, in consequence of wounds received in action - likely the burns and shrapnel suffered whilst winning his M.M.Military Medal, G.VI.R. (7901477 Tpr. H. G, Norfolk. R. Tank R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; War Medal 1939-4...

(x) A 1940 'Retreat to Dunkirk' M.M. group of seven awarded to despatch rider Driver H. Hobson, Royal Engineers, who survived two Luftwaffe strafing attacks as he successfully attempted to deliver an important messageMilitary Medal, G.VI.R. (2091628 Dvr. H. Dobson. R.E.); 1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Territorial Efficiency Medal, G.VI.R. (2091628 Spr. H. Dobson. M.M. R.E.); Dunkirk Medal 1940, court mounted, very fine and scarce with a citation for the retreat to Dunkirk (7)M.M. London Gazette 9 July 1940.The original citation states:'As despatch rider...

A scarce Second World War 'Malaya' M.M. awarded to Private H. P. Carroll, Argyll and Sutherland HighlandersDecorated for repeatedly knocking out the fanatical crews of an enemy machine-gun position, he was later captured and likely forced to work on the notorious Thai-Burma railwayMilitary Medal G.VI.R. (2977683 Pte. H. Carroll, A. & S. H.), good very fineM.M. London Gazette 23 January 1942.A newly discovered citation published in The Straits Times states:'A light machine gunner, he picked out the enemy machine gunners for his target during an enemy encircling attack. Before they could open fi...

An M.S.M. group of nine awarded to Sergeant J. Hatherley, Royal Army Service Corps, late Army Service Corps and Dragoon Guards, whose career spanned twenty eight yearsQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Cape Colony (14168 Pte. J. Hatherley A.--), renamed with broken suspension; King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (14168 Corpl: J. Hatherley. A.S.C.); 1914-15 Star (T1SR-482 C.Q.M.Sjt. J: Hatherley. A.S.C.); British War and Victory Medals (T1SR-462 C.Q.M-Sjt. J. Hatherley. A.S.C.); Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.VI.R. (S/14168 Sjt. J. Hatherley. R.A...

(x) A fine M.S.M. group of eight awarded to Warrant Officer 2nd Class, formerly Battery Quartermaster Sergeant, J. W. Pinfold, Royal Artillery, who appears to have witnessed extensive service during the Second World War and was later 'mentioned' for Palestine1939-45 Star; Africa Star, clasp, 8th Army; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine 1945-48, with M.I.D. oak leaf (791916 W.O. Cl.2 J. W. Pinfold. R.A.); Regular Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R. (791916 B.Q.M.S. J. W. Pinfold. R.A.); Army Meritorious Service Medal, E.II.R. (791916 W.O. Cl.2. J. W. P...

(x) The fine annuity M.S.M. awarded to Company Sergeant-Major F. Gardner, 253rd Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers; having served during the Second Boer War, Gardner received a head wound during the desperate action at Marcelcave in March 1918, earning an immediate Meritorious Service MedalMeritorious Service Medal, G.VI.R., 2nd type (25065 Sjt. F. Gardner. R.E.), naming officially re-impressed, good very fineFrederick Gardner was born at Caterham in 1872. Joining the Royal Engineers in 1890, he served during the 2nd Boer War as a Second Corporal, 'B' Company, 42 (Fortress) Company, Royal Eng...

(x) An outstanding 'Special Air Service' B.E.M. group of nine to Major (Quarter Master) H. Marjoram, Royal Signals, who was decorated for 'Special Duties' work as part of the Cyprus Volunteer Force during the Second World War, before serving over a year in the S.A.S. including the post-war Operation 'Doomsday' and later in other British Special ForcesBritish Empire Medal, (Military) G.VI.R., 1st type (2321758 Sgt. Hubert Marjoram. R. Sigs.), officially engraved naming; General Service 1918-62, 4 clasps, Palestine, Palestine 1945-48, Malaya, Cyprus (2321758. L. Cpl. H. Marjoram. R. Sigs.); 1939...

A 1971 B.E.M. pair awarded to Miss L. F. Cleave, Supervisor of Sorting Assistants, National SavingsBritish Empire Medal, (Civil) E.II.R. (Miss Lilian Florence Cleave); Imperial Service Medal, E.II.R. (Miss Lilian Florence Cleave), the first officially impressed upon a pre-prepared ground, mounted on original ladies bow ribbon with wearing pin, in Royal Mint case of issue, the second mounted upon original ribbon and wearing pin, in Royal Mint case of issue, good very fine (2)B.E.M. London Gazette 12 June 1971.I.S.M. London Gazette 2 November 1971. Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more...

A Second World War B.E.M. awarded to Mrs P. M. Tyson, who organised the provision of host families for some of the 827,000 children who were evacuated from Britain's Cities deemed at risk of heavy aerial bombardmentBritish Empire Medal, (Civil) G.VI.R. (Phyllis May, Mrs Tyson), officially engraved upon a pre-prepared ground, mounted on original ladies bow ribbon with wearing pin, in Royal Mint case of issue, good very fineB.E.M. (Civil) London Gazette 4 June 1943.Phyllis May Tyson was decorated for her service as Billeting Officer at Colyton, a small market town in East Devon. Her award is not...

A Second World War 'Home Guard' B.E.M. awarded to Sergeant R. Francis, 1st Cumberland BattalionBritish Empire Medal, (Military) G.VI.R., 1st issue (Sgt. Richard Francis. H.G.), on original wearing pin, nearly extremely fineB.E.M. London Gazette 15 December 1944. The original recommendation states:'This N.C.O. from the very commencement of the Signal Unit in this Battalion has set an outstanding example of efficiency and devotion to duty. In spite of his heavy civil commitments he has by his conscientious and regular attendance set an example to his comrades. Has been a very successful signal i...

The B.E.M. awarded to Kawass K. D. Ikhwais, who acted as personal bodyguard to the District Commissioner of JerusalemBritish Empire Medal (Civil) G.VI.R. (Daoud Khalil), replacement War Medal 1939-45 suspension, worn, fairB.E.M. London Gazette 1 January 1941.Khalil Daoud Ikhwais served as the Kawass to the District Commissioner of Jerusalem. The rank of Kawass was derived from the Ottomans, who conferred it upon foreign Lieutenants but more commonly for those in the role of a Protection Officer or Bodyguard.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Condi...

(x) A 1953 B.E.M. awarded to I. Mwale, Nyasaland ProtectorateBritish Empire Medal, (Civil) E.II.R. (Ishmael Mwale), replacement claw, pin-holes of original claw still evident, very fineB.E.M. London Gazette 1 June 1953.Ishmael Mwale was decorated for his services as a Member of the African Protectorate Council, Nyasaland Protectorate.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.

A post-war B.E.M. awarded to Acting Sergeant C. M. Samuda, Women's Royal Army CorpsBritish Empire Medal, (Military) E.II.R. (W/CA/273549 A/Sgt. Cynthia M. Samuda. W.R.A.C.), mounted on original ladies bow ribbon with wearing pin, in Royal Mint case of issue, extremely fineB.E.M. London Gazette 13 June 1957.Cythia Marjorie Samuda was born on 28 August 1927 in Jamaica. A typist by profession, she departed Port Antonio, Jamaica, aboard Matina and arrived at Bristol Docks on 10 August 1958, giving her intended place of residence as 19 Greenhill Road, Harlesden, London, N.W.10. She died on 16 Janua...

The 1980 B.E.M. awarded to O. P. M. Cook, Ordnance SurveyBritish Empire Medal (Civil) E.II.R. (Oswald Patrick Marius Cook), extremely fine, in its fitted Royal Mint case of issueB.E.M. London Gazette 31 December 1980. (Surveyor Grade 2, Ordnance Survey)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Sold by Order of a Direct DescendentA most unusual 1966 'Brunei Special Police' O.B.E. group of eleven awarded to Pehin Datu Permakawi Diraja Dato Seri Pahlawan Commissioner G. E. 'Peter' Coster, Royal Brunei Police, late Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force and Federation of Malaya PoliceThe Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Civil) Officer’s 2nd type breast Badge, silver-gilt; 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Malaya (A.S.P. G. E. Coster. F. of M. Pol.); Colonial Police Meritorious Service Medal, E.II.R. (George E. Cost...

An Indian Police Medal and K.P.M. group of seven awarded to Deputy Superintendent J. W. Rourke, Indian PoliceIndian Police Medal for Distinguished Conduct, G.V.R. (J. W. Rourke, Inspr., Bombay Police.); King's Police Medal for Distinguished Service, G.VI.R., 1st issue (J. W. Rourke, Dy. Supdt. of Police, Sind.); 1914 Star (Mr. J. Rourke, Mily. Accts. Dept.); British War and Victory Medals (J. W. Rourke, M.A.D.); Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937, mounted court-style, erasure to rank of fourth and fifth, the word 'clerk' removed, very fine (7)Trio erroneously described as possibly belonging to anot...

Imperial Service Medal, G.V.R., circular type, 1st 'Coinage head' issue (William Freeman), in original fitted case of issue, extremely fineI.S.M. Edinburgh Gazette 18 May 1927.William Freeman served as a postman in Cambridge; sold with the original letter of transmittal from the Home Office, Whitehall, dated 8 July 1927, stating 'in recognition of your meritorious service as an officer in the Postal Service'. Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Imperial Service Medal, G.V.R., circular type, 2nd 'Coronation robes' issue (William Edward Dickenson), in original fitted case of issue, extremely fineI.S.M. London Gazette 13 November 1934.William Edward Dickenson was awarded the I.S.M. for service as Second Class Engineer (Yard Craft) at H.M. Dockyard, Portsmouth. Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Imperial Service Medal, G.VI.R., 1st type (Albert Edward Lloyd), good 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.

An Order of St. John group of six awarded to Captain M. H. M. Desy, Canadian ForcesThe Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Officer's (Brother's) breast badge, with heraldic beasts in angles; U.N. Medal, UNFICYP ribbon, bearing the numeral '2'; U.N. Medal, UNIIMOG ribbon; U.N. Medal, UNCRO ribbon; 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal; Canadian Decoration, E.II.R., with Second and Third Award Bars (Capt M H M Desy), mounted court-style, the first of fair manufacture, good very fine (6)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for B...

(x) Five: Sergeant G. W. Cooper, St John Ambulance Brigade, late Royal Army Medical Corps and Royal EngineersThe Order of St John of Jerusalem, Serving Brother's breast badge, silver and enamel, unnamed as issued; British War and Victory Medals (103842 Pte. G. W. Cooper. R.A.M.C.); Defence Medal 1939-45; St John Long Service Medal, 6 clasps (6178 H. Sgt. G. W. Cooper Hitchin Div. No. 10 Dis. S.J.A.B. 1927.), court mounted as worn, wear to rank of last, very fine (5)George W. Cooper is confirmed as entitled to a Pair for his Great War service, part of it spent as a Sapper with the Inland Water...

An Order of St. John group of four awarded to Corporal M. Chandler, St. John Ambulance BrigadeThe Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Serving Brother's breast Badge, silver and enamel, circular badge with heraldic beasts at angles; Defence Medal 1939-45; Civil Defence Medal, E.II.R., unnamed as issued; St. John Service Medal, silver, with 4 additional Award Bars (4486/H. Cpl. M. Chandler. 1953.), the first with replacement suspension, very fine (4)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Order of St. John of Jerusalem (4), Serving Brother's Badge, silver, by Spink & Son, hallmarks for London 1999, in case of issue; Serving Sister's Badge (2), 3rd Type, silver; 5th Type, silver and enamel; Service Medal, with additional Bar (12093. Cps. Sgn. L. Morgan. Liverpool Cps. No. 4 Dis. S.J.A.B. 1930.), in its H. T. Lamb & Co. case of issue, generally good very fine (4)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

St. John Service Medal, with Second Award Bar (5083 C. Elms. Australia. S.J.A.B.O. 1946.), very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The exceptional and extremely rare K.B.E., Second World War C.B., Great War Ace's D.S.O. and 'Northern Kurdistan' Bar; 'French theatre' M.C. and Bar; '1919' A.F.C. group of seventeen to Air Vice-Marshal Sir Matthew Brown ´Bunty´ Frew, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force, late Highland Light InfantryAs 45 Squadron's top-scoring Pilot for the Great War, Frew gained a reputation for saving his comrades at great personal risk whenever enemy aircraft got onto their tail; officially credited with 23 aerial victories, his real tally may have been far higher, since he often encouraged junior Pilots...

A Great War immediate M.C. group of eight to Lieutenant A. V. Burbury, Royal Air Force, late Yorkshire Regiment and Royal Flying Corps, a gallant 'balloonatic' who was awarded the Military Cross for escaping from his observation balloon after its cable had been cut by shell fireBurbury survived this ordeal only to be wounded and shot down while attacking enemy balloons near Houthem; in 1919 he was dispatched to Archangel to assist White Russian forcesPossessing an extraordinary talent for languages, Burbury served throughout the Second World War as the Ministry of Information's foreign press c...

The outstanding Great War Fighter Pilot's escaper’s M.C. group of eight awarded to Group Captain T. B. Bruce, Royal Air Force, late Royal Flying Corps, who wrote the celebrated autobiography Missing, dubbed ‘one of the greatest stories of the War'; it recalled his thirteen weeks masquerading as a peasant in Belgium and his subsequent times avoiding being handed over from neutral Holland to Germany - which would most likely have ended in him being shot as a spy, having previously despatched an enemy sentry on crossing the borderMilitary Cross, G.V.R., privately engraved 'Capt Talbot B. Bruce Ro...

'A bold Scout Pilot, who possesses in a high degree the true fighting spirit. He has shot down seven enemy machines.'Maud's D.F.C. citation.The exceptional 'Italian Front' Great War D.F.C. and Italian War Merit Cross group of eight awarded to Squadron Leader C. M. Maud, Royal Air Force, late Royal Artillery and Royal Flying Corps, who claimed eleven kills in Sopwith Camels of 66 Squadron over four months of hard campaigningDistinguished Flying Cross, G.V.R., unnamed as issued, 'C. M.' scratched onto reverse right arm; 1914-15 Star (2.Lieut. C. M. Maud. R.F.A.); British War and Victory Medals (...

The superb Great War 'Old Contemptible's' M.S.M. group of four awarded to Flying Officer W. J. Smyrk, Royal Flying Corps, decorated for his outstanding services as Technical Sergeant-Major of 60 Squadron; revered as 'a wizard with an internal combustion engine,' Smyrk kept Albert Ball V.C. and his fellow pilots airborne during the toughest fighting on the Western Front1914 Star, with clasp (253 Cpl. W. J. Smyrk. R.F.C.); British War and Victory Medals (253. T.S.M. W. J. Smyrk. R.F.C.); Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R. (253 A.S.Mjr: W. J. Smyrk. R.F.C.), original ribands, nearly extremely fine...

(x) The superb immediate Second War 1944 C.G.M. group of five awarded to Flight Sergeant S. W. Walters, No. 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, a gallant Lancaster Bomb Aimer who was decorated for his valour on a hair-raising raid to the Ruhr ValleyWhen twenty miles from their target the Pilot was killed outright after being hit by accurate flak that left the 'entire cockpit shattered' - it was at this point Walters entered the stage, removing the Pilot and taking the controls, in spite of the fact that he had never flown a heavy bomberHaving somehow gained control of th...

The rare and outstanding post-war C.B., Second World War Coastal Command operations D.S.O., D.F.C. group of nine awarded to Air Commodore J. M. N. 'Jimmie' Pike, Royal Air Force, a three-tour-pilot who somehow survived nearly 200 operational sortiesThe first cadet at Cranwell to win both the Sword of Honour and the King's Medal, great things were expected of him as he embarked on his career in 1935, and nor did he disappoint: by the end of 1942 he had risen to squadron command and been twice decorated and twice mentioned in despatches, accolades achieved after what he described as many 'brushe...

(x) The unique Second World War 'Operation Ladbroke' D.F.C. and D-Day Second Award Bar D.F.C. awarded to Major J. A. Dale, Army Air Corps, recognised as the finest Hamilcar glider pilot who also shared in the action at Arnhem when he formed part of 'Thompson Force'Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., reverse officially dated '1943', Second Award Bar, dated '1944', nearly extremely fine, it its Royal Mint case of issue D.F.C. London Gazette 1 November 1943:'For gallant and distinguished services in Sicily.'The original recommendation states:'Lieutenant Dale has shown great courage and initiati...

A Second World War D.F.C. and scarce American Silver Star group of six awarded to Squadron Leader G. Wood, Royal Air Force, late Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who completed over 60 operational sorties, initially with No. 103 Squadron, but latterly as Visual Bombing Leader in No. 35 Squadron, Path Finder Force; his American decoration stemmed from a special mission in 1945, when he brought his Lancaster down to an altitude of 150 feet despite the flakDistinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., reverse officially dated '1943'; 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star, copy clasp, France and Germany; De...

'I met Kenny Hart in 65 East India Squadron when I joined it in August 1940 at R.A.F. Hornchurch. He was a very lively fellow, and full of good humour and friendly. I liked him as a friend and a fellow pilot. He seemed always to have a smile on his face.'Squadron Leader Boleslaw Drobinski, D.F.C., one of the Poles who flew in 65 Squadron in the Battle of Britain, recalls a gallant comrade.The notable - and poignant - Second World War fighter ace's D.F.C. group of six awarded to Squadron Leader K. G. 'Kenny' Hart, Royal Air Force, a distinguished veteran of the Battle of Britain who was killed...

'One of Bassett's introductions to operational flying was hair-raising. On 30 November 1943, Shulemson was piloting one of five aircraft from his squadron which were attacking a convoy off Sogne fjord with 25lb. rockets when his Beaufighter was hit in the starboard wing and fuselage by 30mm. shells fired by an M-class minesweeper. Shulemson had trimmed his aircraft nose-heavy for the attack and one of the shells severed the control wire. He could not pull his aircraft out of the dive until Bassett rushed forward and helped him to heave back the control column. They flew back to Wick with some...

An impressive Second World War Pathfinder's D.F.C. group of six awarded to Flight Lieutenant K. I. R. Milligan, Royal Canadian Air ForceA veteran of some 40 operational sorties in Lancasters of No. 7 (P.F.F.) Squadron, in which his pilot and crew often acted as 'Marker' or 'Master Bomber' against heavily defended targets in Germany - and in vital support of the Normandy operations in the summer of 1944 - he was elected to the membership of the Caterpillar Club on taking to his parachute over Germany in October 1944In between he survived several sustained enemy night fighter attacks, on one o...

(x) A 1944 D.F.C. group of five awarded to Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) E. W. Harbutt, No. 183 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, grandson of the inventor of plasticine, who was fortunate to be rescued from the English Channel after being shot down in his Typhoon fighter-bomber and was later decorated having displayed magnificent examples of audacious courageDistinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., reverse officially dated '1944' and contemporarily engraved 'Flt. Lt. Eric W. Harbutt. D.F.C.'; 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star, clasp, France and Germany; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, moun...

A highly unusual and interesting American Bronze Star group of four awarded to Warrant Officer, formerly Flight Lieutenant F. C. Cowdrey, Royal Air Force, who served as Armament Liaison Officer to the Technical Operations Section, Headquarters, U.S. Eighth Air Force, from 1 March 1944 to 1 May 1945, and was instrumental in the deployment of the 'Disney bomb'Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Royal Air Force L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R. with Second Award Bar (W/O. F. C. Cowdrey. (366058). R.A.F.); United States of America, Bronze Star, unnamed as issued, mounted as worn, the last in original case of issu...

An outstanding Malaya 1950-52 operations D.F.C. group of four awarded to Wing Commander A. P. Norman, Royal Air Force, who, having gained his laurels in Typhoon rocket strikes over Aden in 1948-49, amassed a tally of 229 operational sorties during the course of Operation “Firedog”, carrying out bombing and cannon attacks on Malayan jungle targets in Brigands of No. 45 and No. 84 Squadrons, the majority of them as Squadron C.O. and Strike LeaderDistinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R. 2nd issue, the reverse officially dated ‘1952’; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Ma...

(x) A very rare Second World War Immediate D.F.M. group of seven awarded to Flying Officer P. C. 'Pete' Whitwell, Royal New Zealand Air ForceA gallant Air Gunner who had previously flown with No. 600 (City of London) Squadron during the Battle of Britain, Whitwell transferred to Bomber Command and bagged three enemy aircraft whilst completing his first tour with No. 7 Squadron - commissioned and returned for a second tour he would lose his life on a mine-laying operation off the Friesian Islands in November 1942, having just turned 22Distinguished Flying Medal, G.VI.R. (N.Z. 40613 Sgt. P. C. W...

'Soon after attacking motor transport on the morning of April 19th, Squadron Leader Smith and Flying Officer Wilmer ran into some concentrated flak near Ferrara. Flight Lieutenant Beaumont, who was in the same area, at once called up and asked if they were alright, receiving the answer "Yes." Half a minute later, however, Squadron Leader Smith called to say "Hank has baled out," and repeated the message at Flight Lieutenant Beaumont's request.A recce aircraft has photographed the crashed Mosquito, which lies just off a road about one mile S.E. of Ferrara. The wings are detatched and the fusela...

A 1942 Wellington Navigators D.F.M. awarded to Flight Lieutenant C. E. Saunders, Royal Auxiliary Air Force, late No. 150 Squadron, Royal Air Force, who was decorated for his 33 sorties, including the daylight attack against the battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau during the famous 'Channel Dash' on 12 February 1942Distinguished Flying Medal, G.VI.R. (1250052. Sgt. C. E. Saunders. R.A.F.), minor contact marks, good very fineD.F.M. London Gazette 22 September 1942. The original recommendation states:'Sergeant Saunders joined the Squadron in December, 1941, and has completed 33 operational sor...

A Second World War D.F.M. awarded to Wireless Operator and Air Gunner Sergeant A. S. Fletcher, No. 78 Squadron, Royal Air Force, later Royal Air Force Volunteer ReserveDistinguished Flying Medal, G.VI.R. (975047. Sgt. A. S. Fletcher. R.A.F.), extremely fine, on its original investiture pinD.F.M. London Gazette 23 December 1941. The original recommendation states:'This Wireless Operator/Air Gunner has shown exceptional skill and unfailing courage, which have inspired his crews with confidence. This has contributed much to the success of the sorties in which Sergeant Fletcher participated.'The p...

A rare Battle of Britain veteran's A.F.M. group of five awarded to Flight Lieutenant C. Beveridge, Royal Air ForceHaving flown a tour of night operations as an Observer / Air Gunner in Blenheims of No. 219 Squadron in August-September 1940, he converted to Beaufighters as a newly qualified Radar / Navigator and undertook numerous sorties out of Tangmere in the period leading up to November 1941He subsequently became a highly skilled - and much in demand - Flight Engineer in Liberators and Yorks of No. 511 Squadron, undertaking one of the first direct flights to Egypt and back; nor were such fl...

A scarce Second World War A.F.M. awarded to Flying Officer H. Smart, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, late Royal Air ForceAir Force Medal, G.VI.R. (958136. Sgt. H. Smart. R.A.F.), extremely fine, on its original investiture pin, together with corresponding miniature award259 A.F.M.’s issued during the Second World War.A.F.M. London Gazette 2 April 1943.Herbert Smart was appointed Sergeant in the Royal Air Force on 1 February 1943. Transferring to the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, he was promoted Pilot Officer on probation (emergency) on 13 April 1943, Flight Lieutenant on 1 February 194...

A Pilot's Flying Log Book appertaining to Wing Commander J. E. Storrar, D.F.C. and Bar, A.F.C., Royal Air Force, a remarkable pilot who flew in the Battle of Britain and ended the war with tally of 12 and 2 shared destroyed, with a further 2 and 1 shared probables, 3 damaged and 1 and 8 shared destroyedRoyal Air Force Pilot's Flying Log Book, covering the dates 29 November 1940-22 June 1942, inscribed on the cover 'Storrar J. F/Lt. Book II', contents generally good, one or two pages damaged, very fineJames Eric Storrar was born on 24 July 1921 at Ormskirk, Lancashire and entered the Royal Air...

A fine collection of Combat Reports relating to the famous night fighter ace Flight Lieutenant R. P. 'Lone Wolf' Stevens, Royal Air Force, D.S.O., D.F.C. and Bar, who racked up 14 victories in quick succession before being lost in operations in December 1941The Lot being twelve Combat Reports, ranging from pen and ink on 'Secret Form "F"' type (3), to typed account (3) and typed Form "F" (6), housed in a folder, generally very fine[D.S.O.] London Gazette 12 December 1941. The original recommendation for an immediate award states:'This officer has shown himself to be a fearless and outstanding...

A 1955 M.B.E. group of five awarded to Squadron Leader J. A. H. Armstrong, Royal Air Force, who was also awarded a Q.C.V.S.Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military), Member's 2nd type Breast Badge; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Cyprus (Sqn. Ldr. J. A. H. Armstrong. R.A.F.); Coronation 1953, nearly extremely fine (5)M.B.E. (Military) London Gazette 1 January 1955.James Anthony Henry Armstrong was born on 18 December 1911 and was awarded a commission in the Royal Air Force on 4 March 1943. Promoted Squadron Leader on 1 January 1957 in the P...

A post-War B.E.M. group of four awarded to Sergeant W. J. Findlay, Royal Air Force, who was incarcerated at Mitsushima Camp, Tokyo, and served as part of the P.O.W. labour force which built the Hiraoka Dam in the Central Highlands of Japan; scores died from disease related to poor sanitation, diet and climatic conditions, the Camp Commandant - Tatsuo 'Little Glass Eye' Tsuchiya - was the first to be executed after the Yokohama trialsBritish Empire Medal, (Military) E.II.R. (619605 Sgt. William J. Findlay. R.A.F.); 1939-45 Star; Pacific Star; War Medal 1939-45, minor edge bruise to first with o...

(x) A most unusual B.E.M. awarded to Warrant Officer Class II S. Kalumeya, Rhodesian Air Askari Corps British Empire Medal, (Military) G.VI.R., 2nd type (Sgt. Sabiti Kalumeya. W.O. C2. Rhod. A.A.C.), naming engraved in serif capitals, light contact marks, nearly very fine and most scarceB.E.M. London Gazette 1 January 1946.On 15 August 1941, the Rhodesian Air Askari Corps under the command of Wing Commander T.E. Price, was formed to provide armed guards and non-armed labour for the airfields. Members of the corps were all volunteers and did valuable service guarding and protecting air stations...

'A greater humbug never before held the rank of Adjutant in the British Army.'Troop Sergeant Major Smith's low opinion of YatesThe important group of three miniature dress medals awarded to Captain J. 'Joey' Yates, Adjutant of the 11th Hussars at the time of the Charge of the Light Brigade; a divisive and unpopular figure, Yates held back when his regiment advanced into North Valley, and did not take part in the ChargeCrimea 1854-56, 4 clasps, Alma, Inkermann, Balaklava, Sebastopol, the rim engraved in serif capitals 'John Yates. Lieutt. & Adjt. 11th Hussars'; Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian is...

The mounted group of nine miniature dress medals worn by Major H. J. F. Audus, O.B.E., Royal Army Medical CorpsThe Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 1st type Badge; South Africa 1877-79, no clasp; Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 3 clasps, Tel El-Kebir, Suakin 1884, El-Teb_Tamaai; 1914 Star, with clasp; British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaves; Coronation 1911; Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., on later riband; Khedive's Star 1882, mounted as worn, nearly extremely fine, in a fitted Spink & Son leather case with velvet inner (9)O.B.E. London Gazette...

The mounted group of four miniature dress medals worn by Lieutenant-Colonel W. H. Dick-Cunyngham, Gordon Highlanders, who won his superb Victoria Cross on the Takht-i-Shah pass, Afghanistan, in December 1879Having added a 'mention' before the war was out, Dick-Cunyngham commanded 2nd Battalion at Elandslaagte, on which occasion he was wounded in the leg - he would lose his life when killed by a chance shot at Ladysmith, 6 January 1900, on his first day back from being woundedVictoria Cross; Jubilee 1887; Afghanistan 1878-80, 2 clasps, Kabul, Kandahar; Kabul to Kandahar Star 1880, mounted as wo...

(x) An assortment of miniature dress medalsQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Natal, Transvaal; Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal; King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (2); Natal 1906, 1 clasp, 1906, first and second clasps to second QSA sprung to right side, nearly very fine and better (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.

Sold by Order of the FamilyThe mounted group of eight miniature dress medals worn by Admiral V. H. G. Bernard, C.B., Royal Navy, whose campaign service saw him earn four foreign decorations and a trio of 'mentions'Having begun the war in command of Venerable - his charge included the bombardment of the Belgian coast in 1914 and the operations at Gallipoli the following year; he latterly commanded Neptune at the Battle of Jutland and was made a Naval ADC to the KingThe Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Military) Companion’s Badge, gold and enamel; 1914-15 Star; British War Medal, 7 clasp...

(x) An unattributed C.M.G. mounted group of three miniature dress medalsThe Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Badge, silver-gilt and enamel; Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State; 1914-15 Star, mounted as worn by Spink & Son, the first with some enamel loss, otherwise good very fine (3) 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.

The mounted group of dress miniatures worn by Major C. H. Dunkley, South Staffordshire Regiment, late Royal EngineersMilitary Cross, G.V.R.; British War and Victory Medals 1914-19, with M.I.D. oak leaf; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, mounted swing-style as worn, nearly extremely fine (5)For the recipient's full-size awards and biographical entry, see Lot 669.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Two unattributed mounted groups of miniature dress medals1914 Star, with clasp; British War and Victory Medals with later M.I.D. oak leaf; Defence Medal 1939-45; Regular Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R.; Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R.; Meritorious Service Medal, G.VI.R., mounted as worn, very fine and betterBritish War and Victory Medals; 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; War Medal 1939-45; Africa Service Medal 1939-45, mounted as worn, very fine (13)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.

An unattributed Great War 'trio' of mounted dress miniatures1914-15 Star; British War and Victory Medals, mounted in swing style by Spink & Son, nearly extremely fineSubject 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 Captain F. G. Elliott, British South Africa Police, late London Fire Brigade and Royal Navy, who won the King's Medal at Bisley in 1926British War and Victory Medals; War Medal 1939-45; Permanent Forces of the Empire Beyond the Seas L.S. & G.C., G.V.R.; Army Best Shot Medal, G.V.R., 1 clasp, 1926, mounted as worn, extremely fine (5)For the recipient's full-size awards and biographical entry, see Lot 693.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The mounted group of dress miniatures worn by Air Vice-Marshal Sir Matthew Brown 'Bunty' Frew, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O., M.C. and Bar, A.F.C., a Fighter Ace credited with 23 aerial victories in the French and Italian theatres during the Great WarThe Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Military Division, Companion´s (C.B.) Badge, silver-gilt and enamel; Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., silver-gilt and enamel, with Second Award Bar; Military Cross, G.V.R., with Second Award Bar; Air Force Cross, G.V.R.; 1914-15 Star; British War and Victory Medals 1914-19, with M.I.D. oak leaf; General Service 19...

The superb mounted group of dress miniatures worn by Squadron Leader C. M. Maud, Royal Air Force, late Royal Artillery and Royal Flying Corps, who claimed eleven kills in Sopwith Camels of 66 Squadron over four months of hard campaigning in ItalyDistinguished Flying Cross, G.V.R.; 1914-15 Star; British War and Victory Medals; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, with M.I.D. oak leaf; Special Constabulary Long Service Medal; Italy, Kingdom, War Merit Cross, bronze, mounted swing style, the D.F.C. with '2nd type' riband, nearly extremely fine (8)For the recipient's full size awards and biographical e...

(x) An assortment of miniature dress medalsThe Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Badge, silver; 1914-15 Star (3); Victory Medal 1914-19 (3); British War Medal 1914-20 (4), Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal, G.V.R.; South Africa Efficiency Medal, G.VI.R.; Territorial Efficiency Medal, E.II.R., very fine and better (14)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.

The mounted group of dress miniatures worn by Nurse L. P. Leatham, Voluntary Aid DetachmentThe Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 1st type, Civil Division, Officer's (O.B.E.) breast Badge, fitted with lady's bow riband; Royal Red Cross Decoration, G.V.R., 2nd Class, fitted with lady's bow riband; 1914-15 Star; British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf; Coronation 1952, unnamed as issued, fitted with lady's bow riband; France, Third Republic, Reconnaissance Medal, 3rd Class, bronze, mounted as worn by Spink & Son, nearly extremely fine (7)For the recipient's full-size awards...

The mounted group of fifteen miniature dress medals worn by Pehin Datu Permakawi Diraja Dato Seri Pahlawan Commissioner G. E. 'Peter' Coster, Royal Brunei Police, late Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force and Federation of Malaya PoliceThe Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Civil) Officer’s 2nd type Badge, silver-gilt; 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Malaya; Colonial Police Meritorious Service Medal, E.II.R.; Brunei, Sultanate, Order of the Hero of the State of Brunei, Badge, silver-gilt and enamel; Order of Loyalty to...

An unattributed M.B.E. mounted group of six miniature dress medalsThe Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member's 2nd type Badge; 1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Coronation 1953, swing mounted, minor staining to first and fourth, very fineAn unattributed group of six miniature dress medalsIndia General Service 1936-39, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1936-37; 1939-45 Star; Africa Star, clasp, 8th Army; Italy Star; War Medal 1939-45 with M.I.D. oak leaf; Efficiency Decoration, E.II.R., clasp, T. & A.V.R., with T. & A.V.R. top riband...

(x) An assortment of miniature dress medals1939-45 Star (4); Africa Star (5); Italy Star; France and Germany Star (2); Defence Medal 1939-45 (5); War Medal 1939-45; Africa Service Medal 1939-45 (5), of varying quality of manufacture, nearly very fine and better (23)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.

An unattributed Order of St. John pair of miniature dress medalsThe Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Serving Brother's breast badge, silver and enamel, circular badge with white enamel cross with heraldic beasts in angles raised above the background; St. John Service Medal, silver, minor wear to white enamel of first, very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

A most attractive glazed frame of miniature dress medalsTwenty-four miniature dress campaign awards comprising: Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Lucknow; India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Samana 1891; Cabul 1842; India General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98; Khedive's Sudan, no clasp; Punjab, 2 clasps, Chillianwallah, Goojerat; Afghanistan, no clasp; Queen's Sudan; China 1856-60, 1 clasp, Taku Forts 1860; Crimea, no clasp; Egypt 1882-89, undated, 1 clasp, The Nile 1884-85; Queen's South Africa, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange River Colony, Transvaal, Sou...

The Most Ancient and Noble Order of the Thistle, K.T., Knight’s breast Star, 99mm x 80mm, silver, with silver-gilt moto, the thistle upon a white enamel ground, unmarked, traces of lacquer, good very fineThis piece does not exhibit a number of characteristics of those Stars manufactured by C. F. Rothe and therefore is almost certainly by another manufacturer.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Most Ancient and Noble Order of the Thistle, a full silk sash riband with fittings for wear, extremely fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Order of Merit, E.II.R., Civil Division neck badge, gold and enamel, a few ‘pearls’ with enamel damage, test mark to base, otherwise good very fine and very rareSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Order of the Companions of Honour, E.II.R., neck Badge, silver-gilt and enamel, extremely fine, with neck riband, in Toye, Kenning & Spencer Ltd. case of issueSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Baronet’s Badge, of the United Kingdom, neck Badge in silver-gilt and enamel, the reverse inscribed ‘Barton of Fethard 1918’, hallmarks for London 1929, good very fine, with length of neck riband and in a Thomas Fattorini case Dunbar Plunket Barton was born on 29 October 1853 at Merrion Square, Dublin. Educated at Harrow and Corpus Christi, Oxford, Barton was called to the Irish Bar in 1880, to the English Bar in 1893 and took silk in 1898. He served as an Irish Unionist Member of Parliament for Mid Armagh from 1891-1900 and was Solicitor-General for Ireland from 1898–1900. Appointed to the Qu...

Knight Bachelor’s Badge, 1st type breast badge, silver-gilt and enamel, hallmarks for London 1926, nearly extremely fine, in its fitted case of issueSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Royal Victorian Order, G.C.V.O., Knight Grand Cross set of Insignia, comprising sash Badge, silver-gilt and enamel; breast Star, silver, silver-gilt and enamel with gold retaining pin, both officially numbered ‘695’ nearly extremely fine, with full silk sash riband as worn (2)Attributed to Monsieur le Trouer, President of the House of Deputies on the occasion of the State Visit to Paris, 1957.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Royal Victorian Order, a case of issue for the K.C.V.O., by Collingwood & Co., very fine, with enclosure card and neck ribandSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Royal Victorian Order, K.C.V.O., Knight Commander’s Star, silver, silver-gilt and enamel, gold retaining pin, officially numbered '567', crown a little loose, otherwise good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Royal Victorian Order, Commander’s neck Badge, silver-gilt and enamel, reverse officially numbered 'C668', one or two slight enamel chips, good very fine, with neck riband as wornSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Royal Victorian Medal, E.II.R., bronze, unnamed as issued, nearly extremely fine, in its Royal Mint case of issue, with riband for foreign associatesSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Knight Grand Cross (G.C.M.G.) Collar Chain, comprising 24 medallions made up of six English lions, eight Maltese crosses, four SM cyphers, four SG cyphers, and two pairs of winged lions, one pair surmounted by a crown, 1080mm, silver-gilt and enamel, with screw-ring suspension from crown medallion to support Badge Appendant, good very fine, housed in a black rectangular caseThe Order of St. Michael and St. George does not have a separate Collar Badge, but utilises the sash Badge for this purpose.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium....

The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, G.C.M.G., Knight Grand Cross set of Insignia, comprising sash Badge silver-gilt and enamel, 114mm including crown suspension x 88mm; breast Star, 88mm, silver and silver-gilt with appliqué centre in gold and enamel, some light enamel chipping, generally good very fine, with evening sash with fittings for evening wear and in its fitted Garrard & Co. case of issue, catch not functioning (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, G.C.M.G., Knight Grand Cross sash Badge, silver-gilt and enamel, light enamel chipping to centres, otherwise good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, K.C.M.G., Knight Commander’s breast Star, silver with appliqué centre in gold and enamel, extremely fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, K.C.M.G., Knight Commander’s neck Badge, silver-gilt, gold and enamel, nearly extremely fine, with length of neck ribandSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, C.M.G., Companion’s neck Badge, silver-gilt and enamel, nearly extremely fine, complete with length of silk neck riband and in its Garrard & Co. case of issueSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, C.M.G., Companion’s breast Badge, silver-gilt and enamel, complete with riband buckle, good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

A remarkable diamond-enhanced G.C.B. StarThe Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Grand Cross Star, 98mm, gold, silver and enamel, enhanced throughout with a plethora of old-cut diamonds, one or two stones missing, otherwise nearly extremely fineOur jeweller comments:'This Star exhibits the finest manufacturing quality of the late 19th or early 20th century. It is made with a backing of 18ct rose gold with sterling silver soldered on the front. Each radiating arm is individually pave set with approximately 1,100 old-cut diamonds. Given each stone is individual in its cut and size the setter woul...

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, G.C.B. (Military) Knight Grand Cross breast Star, silver, gold, silver-gilt and enamel, some green enamel loss to wreaths, good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, G.C.B. (Civil) Knight Grand Cross set of Insignia, comprising sash Badge, silver-gilt, hallmarked London 1826; breast Star, silver, gold and enamel, nearly extremely fine, with full silk sash riband (2) Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, G.C.B. (Civil) Knight Grand Cross set of Insignia, comprising sash Badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1897; breast Star, silver, gold and enamel, extremely fine with full sash riband and in its fitted Garrard & Co. case of issue (2) Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, G.C.B. (Civil) sash Badge, 64mm x 47mm, silver-gilt, by Spink & Son, hallmarks for London 1987, extremely fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Civil) Companion’s neck Badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1985, nearly extremely fine, with full and miniature width neck ribands, in Collingwood, London, case of issueSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, K.C.B. (Military) Knight Commander’s set of Insignia, comprising neck Badge, silver-gilt, gold and enamel; breast Star, silver, gold and enamel, the reverse engraved 'R. & S. Garrard & Co. Goldsmiths & Silversmiths to the Crown, 25 Haymarket, London', some minor enamel chips, otherwise good very fine, with neck riband with fittings as worn (2)Garrard operated from 25 Haymarket from the late 1860's until July 1911.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, K.C.B. (Civil) Knight Commander’s set of Insignia, comprising neck Badge, silver-gilt, by Garrard & Co., hallmarks for London 1967; breast Star, silver, silver-gilt, gold and enamel, with gold retaining pin, good very fine, with neck riband (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Civil) Companion's neck Badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London, nearly extremely fine, with neck ribandSubject 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, G.B.E., Knight Grand Cross, 2nd type set of Insignia, comprising sash Badge, silver-gilt and enamel; breast Star, silver, silver-gilt and enamel, test mark to reverse of Badge, otherwise good very fine, with Civil Division sash riband (2)Subject 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, K.B.E. (Military), Knight Commander’s 2nd type set of Insignia, comprising neck Badge, silver-gilt and enamel; breast Star, silver, silver-gilt and enamel, extremely fine, with full and miniature width neck ribands and in its fitted Garrard & Co. Military Division case of issue (2)Subject 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 (Civil) Commander’s 2nd type shoulder Badge, silver-gilt and enamel, mounted on Lady’s bow and tails riband, good very fine, in its Fattorini case of issue with miniature neck ribandSubject 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, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 2nd type breast badge, silver-gilt, extremely fine, in its Royal Mint case of issueSubject 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. (Civil) Commander’s 2nd type neck Badge, silver-gilt and enamel, extremely fine, with full and miniature width neck ribands, in Thomas Fattorini, case of issueSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer's 1st type breast Badge, silver-gilt, by Garrard, hallmarks London 1919, fitted with 2nd type riband, 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.

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Civil) Member’s 1st type breast Badge, silver, hallmarks for London 1919, good very fine, in its slightly damaged Garrard & Co. case of issueSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Civil) Member's 1st type breast Badge, silver, by Garrard, hallmarks for London 1923, on lady's bow and tails riband, with related dress miniature, nearly 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.

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Civil) Member’s 1st type lady’s shoulder Badge, silver, hallmarks for Garrard London 1919, on its bow and tails bow riband, extremely fine, in a fitted Royal Mint case of issueSubject 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, M.B.E. (Civil) Member’s 2nd type lady’s shoulder Badge, silver, on its bow and tails bow riband, extremely fine, in fitted Royal Mint case of issueSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Civil) Member's 2nd type breast Badge, silver, very fine with related dress miniature (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.

The Royal Guelphic Order, K.C.H. (Military) Knight Commander’s breast star, 81mm, silver, silver-gilt, gold and enamel, the applied swords in silver-gilt, the reverse with gold retaining fitting, unsigned but a very fine centre, good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Bailiff's Star, silver-gilt and enamel, hallmarks for Birmingham 1934, very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knight of Justice set of Insignia, comprising neck Badge, silver and enamel; breast Star, silver and enamel with gold retaining pin, nearly extremely fine, with neck riband and button-hole, in fitted case of issue (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Most Exalted Order of the Star of India, C.S.I., Companion’s neck Badge, gold and enamel, with central cameo of a youthful Queen Victoria, the motto of the Order set in rose diamonds, suspended from a five-pointed silver star and gold ring suspension, nearly extremely fine, with full neck riband in in Garrard & Co. case of issue, lacking padSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Most Exalted Order of the Star of India, (C.S.I.), Companion's neck Badge, gold and enamel, with central cameo of a youthful Queen Victoria, the motto of the order in rose diamonds, suspended from a five-pointed silver star and gold ring suspension, nearly extremely fine, with full neck ribandSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, K.C.I.E., Knight Commander’s set of Insignia, comprising neck Badge, gold and enamel; breast Star, silver with gold and enamel appliqué centre, gold retaining pin, nearly extremely fine, with full neck riband and in its fitted Garrard & Co. case of issue (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, C.I.E. Companion’s 3rd type neck Badge, gold and enamel, extremely fine, with full neck riband and in its Garrard & Co. case of issueSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Order of British India, 1st Class, 2nd type neck Badge, gold and enamel, screw-nut fitting to reverse, good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Kaisar-I-Hind, G.V.R., 2nd class, 2nd type, silver, complete with integral top riband bar, in H.M. Mint, Calcutta, case of issue, this damaged with defective catch, repair to top suspension ring, otherwise nearly extremely fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Kaisar-I-Hind, G.V.R., 3rd class, bronze, complete with top suspension brooch, nearly extremely fine, in its fitted Calcutta Mint case of issue Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) New Zealand Cross, silver, gold and silver-gilt, engraved 'SPECIMEN' to reverse centre, with gold riband buckle, in its original Goldsmiths & Silversmiths, 112 Regent Street, London, fitted case, extremely fineThis is one of two official specimens of the New Zealand Cross authorised in 1914 by the Minister of Defence, Sir James Allen, and struck by the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company, London. The other specimen struck at that time formed part of the collection of Dr. Hastings Irwin, and, after his death, it was passed to the Otago Museum, Dunedin. Only 23 New Zealand Crosses have been aw...

Distinguished Service Order, G.VI.R., reverse officially dated '1943', with top riband bar adapted for mounting, good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Military Cross, G.V.R., unnamed as issued, extremely fine, in fitted case of issueSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., reverse officially dated '1943', good very fine, in its fitted Royal Mint box of issue with pinSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., reverse officially dated '1943', good very fine, in its fitted Royal Mint box of issue with pinSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Second Award Bar for the Distinguished Flying Cross, reverse officially dated '1944', very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Air Force Cross, G.V.R., nearly extremely fine, in its John Pinches case of issueSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Air Force Cross, G.VI.R., officially dated ‘1939’ in impressed numerals, nearly extremely fine and rareSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Distinguished Flying Medal, G.V.R., 'Crowned Head' 2nd type, unnamed as issued, extremely fineAccording to Jim Routledge in an article published in the December 2002 O.M.R.S. journal, a total of 24 crowned head D.F.M.'s were issued by the Royal Mint to the Air Ministry, in addition to an unnamed specimen which had been forwarded for examination on 18 March 1929. He goes on to note:'Rather surprisingly, the National Museum of Scotland received two unnamed specimens (7 April 1933 and 17 June 1933) from the Air Ministry. No other institution appears to have been so favoured.'Routledge goes on to...

Royal Red Cross, 1st Class (R.R.C.), G.VI.R. 1st issue, silver-gilt, gold and enamel, the reverse officially dated ‘1943’, mounted on original ribbon bow as worn, extremely fine, in its fitted Garrard & Co. case of issueSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Royal Red Cross, 1st Class (R.R.C.), E.II.R., silver-gilt and enamel, extremely fine, with pin for mountingSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Imperial Service Order, E.VII.R., silver, silver-gilt and enamel, unmarked, fitted with an Elkington & Co., 22 Regent St. S.W. top riband bar, nearly extremely fineOne of 489 I.S.O.s awarded during the reign of King Edward VII.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.

Imperial Service Medal, E.VII.R., star type, extremely fine, in Elkington case of issueSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Imperial Service Medal (5), G.V.R. (Thomas Henry Allen.), in its case of issue; G.V.R., crowned head issue (Samuel Edward Lee), in its case of issue; G.VI.R. (Herbert John Mullins); E.II.R. (2) (Charles Thomas Henry May; Henry Bent), both in their cases of issue, good very fine (5)Thomas Henry Allen was awarded his I.S.M. whilst a Shipwright at Sheerness Dockyard (London Gazette 12 April 1912, refers).Samuel Edward Lee was awarded his I.S.M. whilst a Sorter in the London Postal Service (London Gazette 1 March 1935, refers).Charles Thomas Henry May was awarded his I.S.M. whilst an Inspector in...

Air Efficiency Award, G.VI.R., an unnamed specimen, nearly extremely fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Air Efficiency Award, E.II.R., an unnamed specimen, extremely fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Badge of the Certificate of Honour, for Kenya, E.II.R., large oval bronze neck Badge, contact marks and polished, nearly very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Gunner 1st Class S. Todd, Royal Navy, who served aboard H.M.S. Dido at the bombardment of Acre in 1840 and aboard H.M.S Algiers during the Crimean War, including the capture of KerchNaval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Syria (Saml. Todd.); Baltic 1854-55, unnamed as issued; Crimea 1854-56, 2 clasps, Sebastopol, Azoff, unnamed as issued; Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian die, Turkish issue, unnamed as issued, pierced and fitted with straight bar suspension; St. Jean d'Acre, bronze, pierced with ring suspension, displayed as illustrated in a velvet-backed wooden case (215 x 310 mm) benea...

Pair: Landsman J. Farrall, Royal NavyNaval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Syria (John Farrall.); St. Jean d'Acre 1840, bronze, unnamed as issued, the left side of clasp to first sprung, the second with replacement ring and suspension, traces of lacquer, very fineJohn Farrall served as Landsman aboard Pique during operations off the coast of Syria as part of the squadron led by Cambridge. Farrall was also present during the 1840 bombardment of the city of Ancre, the British fleet being under the command of Admiral Robert Stopford. During this engagement, Pique was assigned to the far north...

Pair: W. Lamb, Royal NavyNaval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Syria (William Lamb.); St. Jean d'Acre 1840, bronze, pierced for ring suspension as issued, traces of lacquer, nearly extremely fine (2)Three men of this name appear on the Admiralty Claimants' List, all being single clasp awards for Syria: an Able Seaman in H.M.S. Carysfort; a Stoker in H.M.S. Stromboli; and a Private, Royal Marines, in H.M.S. Powerful.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Gunner G. Royal, 1st Brigade, Horse ArtilleryPunniar Star 1943 (Gunr G. Royal Bdg H.A.); Sutlej 1845-46, for Moodkee 1845, 2 clasps, Ferozeshuhur, Sobraon (Gunner G: Royal 1st. Brigade H: A:), contemporary brass hook and suspender to first, good very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Private R. Hayes, 79th Foot, late 80th RegimentSutlej 1845-46, for Ferozeshuhur, 1 clasp, Sobraon (Richard Hayes. 88th.(sic) Regt.); Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Lucknow (Rd. Hayes 79th. Highlanders), clasp to first an old tailors copy, light edge nicks and contact marks, very fine (2)Richard Hayes was born in 1824 at Lancaster, and attested for the 80th Regiment on 16 December 1842. During his career he served in Australia, India and Burma, being 19 times entered in the defaulter's book, before being discharged on 9 February 1864. In later life, he experienced financial difficulties,...

Sold by Order of a Direct DescendantA superb glazed and framed Family group:The Arctic Medal awarded to Sergeant H. Irwin, Royal Marines, who served on Captain Edward Parry's expedition to the North West Passage aboard H.M.S. Hecla, 1824-25Arctic Medal 1818-55, unnamed as issued, good very finePair: Able Seaman J. Moore, Royal NavyCrimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol, unnamed as issued; Turkish Crimea 1855, British die, replacement floral scroll suspension, very finePair: Fleet Engineer R. Irwin, Royal NavyEgypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, no clasp (R. Irwin. Chf. Engr. R.N. H.M.S. Myrm...

Pair: Lieutenant T. H. Pitt, Royal ArtilleryCrimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (Lieut. T. H. Pitt. Royal Arty.), naming officially engraved in large serif capitals by Hunt & Roskell, fitted with a Hunt & Roskell silver top riband buckle; Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian die, manufactured by Hunt & Roskell (Lieut. T. H. Pitt. Rl. Arty.), naming engraved by Hunt & Roskell in large serif capitals, original post and ring suspension, light contact marks, very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (H. Ellis. 1st Dragoon Gds.), officially impressed naming; Turkish Crimea 1855, British issue, 'No. 1724. H. Ellis. 1st Drgn. Gds.' engraved in block capitals on rim, fitted with replacement 'Crimea' suspension, light contact marks and edge wear, toned, nearly very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Pair: Private J. Neil, 3rd RegimentCrimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (Pte. John Neil 3rd. Regt.), contemporarily engraved naming; Turkish Crimea 1855, British issue (J. Neil 3rd Regt.), fitted with replacement bar suspension, contact marks, nearly very fine (2)John Neil was killed in action on 3 July 1855.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: Captain's Coxswain T. U. Branton, Royal NavyCrimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (Thomas. U. Branton. Captn. Coxn. Her. Majesty's. Ship. Sans. Pareil.), contemporarily engraved naming; Turkish Crimea 1855, British issue, pierced with replacement ring suspension, unnamed as issued, very fine (2)Thomas U. Branton served as Able Seaman aboard the 4th rate, 50-gun Leader from 1 October 1853. Appointed Captain's Coxswain on 22 May 1855, later 2nd Master aboard Sans Pareil, he served under Captain Woodford John Williams and was engaged in transporting mortars to the Baltic. Replaced by Captain...

Four: Staff Commander W. H. Adlam, Royal NavyCrimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol, unnamed as issued, clasp loose on ribbon; China 1857-60, 1 clasp, Canton 1857, unnamed as issued; Ashantee 1873-74, no clasp (Navg. Lt. W. H. Adlam, R.N. H.M.S. Simoom. 73-74); Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian issue, unnamed as issued, fitted with replacement suspension, very fine (4)William Henry Adlam was born on 20 June 1837 at Preshute, the son of coachman James Adlam and his wife Louisa, of St. Margarets, near Calne, Wiltshire. He joined the Royal Navy on 14 July 1853, and served soon thereafter aboard the 110...

The impressive and extremely rare Medaille Militaire group of four awarded to Sergeant W. White, 7th (Royal) Fusiliers, decorated for his gallant conduct in the trenches before SebastopolCrimea 1854-56, 3 clasps, Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol (Serjt. W. White. 7th Fuss.), naming officially engraved in large serif capitals by Hunt & Roskell; Army L.S. & G.C., V.R. (1512, Serjt. Wm. White, 7th R.F. 1859.60), small letter reverse, naming contemporarily engraved in serif capitals; France, Second Empire, Medaille Militaire; Turkish Crimea 1855 (Serjt. W. White, 7th R.F.), Sardinian die, manufactured...

Three: Battery Sergeant-Major P. Beezley, Royal ArtilleryCrimea 1854-56, 3 clasps, Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol (G…r. & Dr. P. Beezley. R. …), regimentally engraved naming, unofficial rivets between first and second clasps; Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian die, unnamed as issued, fitted with replacement post and ring suspension; Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., small letter reverse (Batty. Serjt. Major. P. Beezley. 14th Bde. R.A.), all three fitted with contemporary silver top riband bars, the first two good fine, the third very fine (3)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please vi...

'He has been left to die in almost abject poverty - and that is how England treats its heroes!'Wickham's death reported in the Clapham Observer, 18 June 1892.A superb and well-documented Light Brigade Charger's Crimea Medal to Sergeant H. G. Wickham, 13th Light Dragoons; despite receiving a lance-wound, Wickham bravely helped a wounded comrade to safety, an act immortalised in Lady Butler's painting 'The Return'Crimea 1854-56, 4 clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol (H. G. Wickham. 13th Lt. Dragoons.), officially impressed naming; Turkish Crimea, Sardinian issue, Turkish manufacture,...

(x) Pair: Private F. Paine, 51st Regiment of FootIndia General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Jowaki 1877-8 (2744 Pte. Friend Paine. 51st. Foot); Afghanistan 1878-80, 1 clasp, Ali Musjid (2744. Pte. F. Paine. 51st. Regt.), very fine (2)During the Jowaki Campaign, the 51st Foot served as part of General Ross's Force (Peshawar Column).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: Able Seaman F. Clines, Royal NavyIndia General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Burma 1885-7 (F. Clines, A.B. H.M.S. Sphinx.); Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 1 clasp, Suakin 1885 (F. Clines, A.B. H.M.S. Sphinx.); Khedive's Star 1884-6, unnamed as issued, each ex-brooch mounted and with replacement, tailor copy suspension and clasps, thus good fine (3)Frank Clines was born on 25 August 1854 at Birmingham, Warwickshire. He volunteered for 10 years' service on 26 August 1872, and was appointed Boy 2nd Class aboard Impregnable. He saw extensive service with the Royal Navy, promoted...

Pair: Private W. Twiddy, alias Crick, Waikato Regiment, late Royal NavyBaltic 1854-55 (W. Twiddy, Boy. 2 Cl, H.M.S. Belleisle.); New Zealand 1845-66, reverse undated (Pte. W. Crick. 3/Waikato Regt.), both later issues with officially impressed naming, nearly extremely fine (2)William Twiddy was born on 21 May 1839 at Plymouth, Devon, and attested at St George on 10 February 1854 under the command of Captain Harry Eyres. His papers note a 4ft 10-inch tall boy, 'pitted with small pox'. He is shown on the Baltic Medal Roll as Boy 2nd Class aboard H.M.S. Belleisle, an additional entry against his...

Four: Master Gunner R. McGregor, Royal Artillery, later a Yeoman of the GuardAbyssinia 1867 (529 Sergt. R. Mc.Gregor 21st. Brigde. R.A.); Jubilee 1897, bronze (R. Mc.Gregor. Yeoman of H.M.R.B. Guard.); Coronation 1902, bronze; Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., small letter reverse (5382. Mr. Gunner R. Mc.Gregor, C.B.R.A.), very fine (4)Robert McGregor was born around 1839 at Dundee, Scotland, and attested for the Royal Artillery on 15 July 1859. A joiner by trade, he was promoted Bombardier on 23 March 1861 and Corporal on 1 September 1863. Appointed 2nd Class Assistant Instructor of Gunnery in 1873, he...

A very rare campaign pair awarded to Naik Bur Singh, 1st Sikh InfantryAfghanistan 1878-80, no clasp (Sepoy Bur Singh 1st Sikh Infy.); Central Africa 1891-98, ring suspension, no clasp (3401 Naik Bur Singh 1st. Sikh Infy. P.F. Force), officially engraved in running script, good very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Four: Private J. McDonald, Seaforth HighlandersAfghanistan 1878-80, 2 clasps, Kabul, Kandahar (58B/871 Pte. J. McDonald. 72nd. Highrs.); Kabul to Kandahar Star 1880 (58B/871 Priv. J. McDonald 72nd. Highlanders); Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reserve, 1 clasp, Tel-El-Kebir (259 Pte. J. McDonald, 1/Sea: Highrs.); Khedive's Star 1882, privately engraved to reverse 'Pte. J. Mc.Donald 1. Sea: Hrs.', wear and polishing throughout, good fine (4) Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Four: Sergeant-Major P. Crosbie, Cape PoliceCape of Good Hope General Service 1880-97, 1 clasp, Bechuanaland (Sergt. P. Crosbie. Cape Pol.); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Defence of Kimberley (41 Sjt:-Maj: P. Crosbie. Cape Police); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (41 S.Mjr: P. Crosbie. C.P.Dist. 2.); Mayor Of Kimberley's Star 1899-1900, reverse hallmarked with date latter 'a', unnamed as issued, lacking integral top riband bar, very fine (4)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buy...

Five: Fleet Paymaster J. Maxwell, Royal NavyEgypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 1 clasp, Alexandria 11th. July (J. Maxwell. Ass. Payr. R.N. H.M.S. "Alexandra".); 1914-15 Star (Ft. Payr. J. Maxwell, R.N.); British War Medal 1914-20 (Ft. Payr. J. Maxwell. R.N.); Khedive's Star 1882, unnamed as issued, court mounted with an erased Victory Medal, lacquered, nearly very fine (5)James Maxwell was born on 11 March 1861 at Cornwood, Devon, and served as Assistant Clerk aboard the Royal Adelaide from 15 January 1877. Promoted Clerk aboard Victor Emanuel and Assistant Paymaster aboard the ironclad A...

Pair: Private R. W. Slocombe, Royal MarinesEgypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 1 clasp, El-Teb_Tamaai (R. W. Slocombe, Pte. R.M.); Khedive's Star 1884-6, unnamed as issued, contact marks and wear, fine to good fine, the second better (2)Robert Walter Slocombe was born on 7 June 1863 at East Stonehouse, Devon, and enlisted at Plymouth for the Royal Marine Light Infantry, Plymouth Division, on 7 July 1882. A labourer by occupation, he saw extensive servive aboard a wide variety of vessels and shore bases including Superb, Euryalus, Ajax, Indus and the cruiser Retribution. Discharged on 22...

Pair: Corporal R. Smith, Grenadier GuardsEgypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 2 clasps, The Nile 1884-85, Abu Klea (Cpl. R. Smith. Gr-n----r--), a late issue; Khedive's Star 1884-6, unnamed as issued, pitting and wear, good fine (2)Appears to be 7507 R. Smith, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Sepoy. S. Singh, Bengal InfantryEgypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 2 clasps, Suakin 1885, Tofrek (Sepoy Sohun Singh 15th. Bengal Infy.); Khedive's Star 1884-6, unnamed as issued, nearly very fine (2)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)Entitled to first clasp only.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.

A very rare campaign pair awarded to Captain H. Tranmer, Royal Niger Company & Merchant MarineRoyal Niger Company Medal 1886-97, silver issue, 1 clasp, Nigeria 1886-1897 (H. Tranmer.); East and West Africa 1887-1900, 1 clasp, 1898 (Capt: H. Tranmer, R. Niger Co.), mounted for wear, nearly extremely fine (2)Harry Tranmer was born in 1862 at Wakefield, Yorkshire was certified as a 2nd Mate in April 1884 and earned his Extra Master's Certificate in 1891 at Liverpool. Appointed Master of the Royal Niger Company's Stern Wheel vessel Liberty on 15 December 1896, Tranmer wrote to the Secretary of Sta...

Pair: Private L. Bennett, 2nd West India RegimentEast and West Africa 1887-1900, 1 clasp, 1891-2 (3512. Pte. L. Bennett. 2/W.I. Rgt.); Ashanti Star 1896, unnamed as issued, very fine and rare (2)Further entitled to the '1897-8' clasp.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Leading Seaman J. G. Hallett, Royal NavyEast and West Africa 1887-1900, 1 clasp, Benin 1897 (J. G. Hallett, Ord., H.M.S. St. George.); 1914-15 Star (169039, J. G. Hallett, L.S., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (16039 J. G. Hallett. L.S. R.N.); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R. (169039. J. G. Hallett. Ldg. Smn. H.M.S. Hercules.), very fine (5)John George Hallett was born on 24 April 1877 at Portsea, the son of Ship's Carpenter William H. Hallett of 57 Arnaud Street, Portsea, Hampshire. He enlisted in the Royal Navy on 26 August 1892, committing to a 12 year period of engagement on his...

Pair: Private A. Wongara, Gold Coast ConstabularyEast and West Africa 1887-1900, 1 clasp, 1897-98 (2110 Pte. Alhandu Wongara. G.C.C.); Ashanti 1900, 1 clasp, Kumassi (2110 Pte. Alhandu Wongara 5. G.C.C.), contact marks and polished, nearly very fine (2)The Gold Coast Constabulary was formed in 1879 from personnel of the Hausa Constabulary of Southern Nigeria, being charged with internal security and police duties in the British colony of the Gold Coast. In this guise, the regiment earned its first battle honour as part of the Ashanti campaign when they formed part of the successful 1000-man st...

Three: Ship's Steward G. H. Davenport, Royal NavyEast and West Africa 1887-1900, 1 clasp, Sierra Leone 1898-99 (G. H. Davenport, Sh. Std., H.M.S. Alecto.); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (G. H. Davenport, Sh. Std. H.M.S. Terpsichore.); Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Jubaland (G. H. Davenport, Sh. Std., H.M.S. Terpsichore), mounted court-style for display, contact marks and minor edge bruising, a rare combination, nearly very fine (3)51 'Sierra Leone 1898-99' clasps to Alecto.15 'Jubaland' clasps to TerpsichoreGeorge Henry Davenport was born on 9 March 1874 at Plymouth, Devo...

(x) Six: Company Sergeant-Major C. H. Jarvis, Cape Auxiliary Horse Transport Corps, late Kimberley Volunteer Regiment, who served at the Defence of KimberleyBritish South Africa Company Medal 1890-97, reverse Rhodesia 1896, no clasp (Troopr. C. H. Jarvis. M.R.F.), engraved naming; Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Defence of Kimberley (593 Pte. C. H. Jarvis. Kimberley Vol: Regt.); 1914-15 Star (Pte. C. H. Jarvis 7th Infantry); British War and Victory Medals 1914-19 (C.S.M. C.H. Jarvis C.A.H.T.C.); Mayor of Kimberley's Star 1899-1900, hallmark for Birmingham 1900, mounted court-style, go...

Pair: Sergeant Singano, 1st Battalion, King's African Rifles, late British Central Africa RiflesCentral Africa 1891-98, 1 clasp, Central Africa 1894-98 (11 Sejt. Singano. B.C.A. Rifles.); Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, B.C.A. 1899-1900 (11 Serjt: Singano. 1st. K. A. Rifles), refurbished suspension, carriage and clasps, bruising, contact marks and polishing, good fine (2)Singano was present during the Expedition against Chikusi in October 1896 and Chilwa in August 1897. He later served with 'C' Company, King's African Rifles, being stationed at Zomba, the capital of the first British...

Four: Lance-Corporal W. H. Chick, Military Foot Police, late Somerset Light InfantryIndia General Service 1895-1902, 1 clasp, Punjab Frontier 1897-1908 (4203 Pte. W. Chick 1st Bn. Som: Lt. Infy:); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (4203 Pte. W. Chick. Somerset: L.I.); British War and Victory Medals 1914-19 (P-3350 L.Cpl. W. H. Chick. M.F.P.), the first with slack suspension, the second with edge bruise, nearly very fine (4)William Henry Chick was born at Chippenham, Wiltshire in 1876. After civilian employment as a groom, he enlisted into the 4th Battalion,...

Pair: Sowar (Armourer) M. Bakhsh, 25th CavalryIndia General Service 1895-1902, 1 clasp, Waziristan 1901-2 (2506 Sowar Mohomed Bakhsh 5th Pjb: Cavy:); Indian Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R. (2506 Sowar (Armourer) Muhammad Bakhsh, 25th Cavalry), very fine (2)Muhammad Baksh served in the 5th Punjab Cavalry who were raised in 1849 at Mooltan by Captain Robert Fitzgerald, 12th Bombay Native Infantry. Serving with distinction in the Indian Mutiny, the unit won two Order of British Indias and nine Indian Order of Merits at Bareilly. The unit was renumbered to the 25th Cavalry in 1903.Subject to 20% VAT on B...

(x) Five: Sergeant D. Laing, South African Engineering Corps, late Natal Rangers and Gordon HighlandersIndia General Service 1895-1902, 3 clasps, Relief of Chitral 1895, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (2437 Pte. D. Laing 1st. Bn. Gord: Highrs.); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg, Belfast (8109 Pte. D. Laing, Gordon Highrs:); King's South Africa 1901-02, 1 clasp, South Africa 1901 (8109 Pte. D. Laing Gordon Hrs.); Natal 1906, 1 clasp, 1906 (Pte: D. Laing, Natal Rangers.); 1914-15 Star (Sjt. D. Laing S.A.E.C.), the second and third cla...

The rare and fascinating Sudan Campaign pair to L. Dundas, a journalist for the Daily MailQueen's Sudan 1896-98 (L. Dundas. Daily Mail), naming officially corrected; Khedive's Sudan 1896-1908, 2 clasps, The Atbara, Khartoum (L. Dundas Daily Mail), mounted swing-style as worn, nearly extremely fine, scarceL. Dundas was present as a Daily Mail reporter during the Sudan Campaign, likely acting as an assistant to G. W. Steevens, author of With Kitchener to Khartoum. The Daily Mail had only been founded two years previously, and Kitchener's campaign was the first major conflict on which it reporte...

(x) Pair: Lance-Sergeant F. B. Hickmott, Northumberland Fusiliers, who was taken P.O.W. at the Battle of Stormberg and died 3 months later, likely the result of wounds or illnessQueen's Sudan 1896-98 (4471 Cpl F. Hickmott 1/Northd.: Fus:); Khedive's Sudan 1896-1908, clasp, Khartoum (4471. Corpl. F. Hickmott. 5th. Fusers.), toned, minor edge nicks, good very fine (2)Francis Benjamin Hickmott was born in 1876 at Bromley, Kent, the son of Richard W. Hickmott of 18 Ashburnham Terrace, Lambeth. Recorded as a 15-year-old inn barman in the 1891 census, he attested soon thereafter for the Northumberla...

The campaign group of four awarded to Private C. P. T. Dowding, Rifle Brigade, whose account of the siege of Ladysmith gives a fine insightQueen's Sudan 1896-98 (4696. Pte. C. Dowding. 2/R. Bde:); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Defence of Ladysmith, Belfast (4696 Pte. C. P. T. Dowding. Rifle Brigade); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (4696 Pte. C. Dowding. Rifle Brigade.); Khedive's Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Khartoum, unnamed, minor contact marks to first three, very fine (4)Christopher Peter Thomas Dowding was born around 1878 at Stroud, G...

Four: Private F. Clarke, Cameron HighlandersQueen's Sudan 1896-98 (3020 Pte. F. Clarke, 1/Camn. Highrs.); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen (3020 Pte. F. Clarke, 1: Cam'n: Hdrs:); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (3020 Pte. F. Clarke. Cameron Highrs:); Khedive's Sudan 1896-1908, 2 clasps, The Atbara, Khartoum (3020 Pte. Clarke 1. Cam. Highrs.), light contact marks, very fine (4)Not entitled to clasp 'Khartoum', although this clasp appears to have been attached for a considerable time; with A...

Pair: Private D. Menna, West African RegimentAshanti Star 1896, unnamed as issued; Ashanti 1900, no clasp (1541 Pte. Dimmo Menna. W. African Regt.), good very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The historically important 'Sinking of the Otranto' group of five to Captain E. G. W. Davidson, who was Captain of the troop ship Otranto when she foundered off the coast of Scotland on 6 October 1918, with the loss of 351 American soldiers and 80 British crewmen; after this unspeakable tragedy, which occurred just before the Armistice, Davidson's body was found washed ashore at Machin BayChina 1900 (Lieut. E. G. W. Davidson, R.N., H.M.S. Hermione.); 1914-15 Star (Commr. E. G. W. Davidson. R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt. E. G. W. Davidson. R.N.); Coronation 1911, unnamed as issued...

A particularly interesting group of nine awarded to Captain C. C. Walcott, Royal Navy, who was mentioned in despatches for services at Tientsin in June 1900 and later became a trusted member of British Naval Intelligence, being responsible for the safe transfer of the 'Black Diaries' to Washington as a means of stifling anti-British sentiment amongst the Irish population in the United States of AmericaChina 1900, 2 clasps, Taku Forts, Relief of Pekin (Act. Lieut. C. C. Walcott. H.M.S. Centurion.); 1914-15 Star (Commr. C. C. Walcott, R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (Commr. C. C. Walcott R...

(x) A campaign group of five awarded to Private W. O. Meech, Royal Marine Light Infantry, who was initially invalided from the service in 1902, only to return and witness service during the Battle of the Falkland Islands; crewmen from his ship and H.M.S. Bristol boarded two vital colliers supplying the German fleet under Admiral Graf Maximilian von Spee and later scuttled both vesselsChina 1900 (W. O. Meech. Pte. R.M.L.I.); 1914-15 Star (CH.9253, Pte. W. O. Meech, R.M.L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (CH.9253 Pte. W. O. Meech. R.M.L.I.); Royal Fleet Reserve L.S. & G.C., G.V.R. (CH.9253 (B...

Pair: Lieutenant C. W. Todd, Kimberley Town GuardQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Defence of Kimberley (Lieut: C. W. Todd. Kimberley Town Gd:); Kimberley Star, hallmarks for Birmingham 1900, with an unofficial 'Kimberley Siege' bronze lapel badge, the reverse engraved '1900', extremely fine (2) C. W. Todd served during the Defence of Kimberley as a Lieutenant in No. 1 Section, B2 Company, No. 3 Redoubt.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) A 'Defence of Kimberley' pair awarded to Company Sergeant-Major J. Petrie, Kimberley Volunteer RegimentQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Defence of Kimberley (21 C.S.Maj. J. Petrie. Kimb. Vol. Regt.); Cape of Good Hope General Service Medal, 1 clasp, Bechuanaland, mounted as worn, nearly extremely 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.

Pair: Private J. Sumner, Kimberley Town GuardQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Defence of Kimberley (Pte. J. Sumner. Kimberley Town Gd:); Mayor Of Kimberley's Star 1899-1900, reverse hallmarked with date letter 'a', unnamed as issued, with integral top riband bar, privately engraved 'J. Sumner', very fine and better (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

An unusual group of three awarded to Private C. H. Brent, Frontier Light Horse, late Cape Mounted Yeomanry, whose campaign service spans twenty yearsQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State (749 Pte. C. H. Brent. Frontier Lt. Horse); Cape of Good Hope General Service 1880-97, 1 clasp, Basutoland (Tpr. C. H. Brent. C.M. Yeo.); South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (Tpr. C. Brent. 1st. Cape Yeory.), mounted as worn in this order, the first and third ribbons incorrectly swapped, good very fine (3)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view...

Pair: Private W. Gilbey, Durham Light InfantryQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith (5401 Pte. W. Gilbey. Durham Lt. Infy.); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (5401 Pte. W. Gilbey. Durham L.I.), good very fine (2)William John Gilbey was born around 1877 at Islington, London, and attested for the Durham Light Infantry on 21 January 1895. A labourer by occupation, he stated previous service with the 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Posted to the 1st Battalion, he was tried by Regimental Court Martial on 21 March 189...

(x) A fine Campaign and Long Service group of six awarded to Acting Warrant Officer 1st Class A. Nunn, Royal Army Medical CorpsQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein (11382 Pte. A. Nunn. R.A.M.C); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (11382 Pte. A. Nunn. R.A.M.C.); 1914 Star (11382 Cpl. A. Nunn. R.A.M.C.); British War and Victory Medals (11382 A.W.O. Cl.1 A. Nunn. R.A.M.C.); Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R. (11382 Sjt: A. Nunn. R.A.M.C.), the first two worn with contact marks, the fifth with replacement ring suspens...

(x) Four: Sergeant J. Killarney, Royal Scots Fusiliers, late King's Own Scottish BorderersQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg (6783 Pte. J. Killarney. K.O. Scot: Bord:); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (6783 Pte. J. Killarney. K.O. Scot: Bord:); British War and Victory Medals (15090 Sjt. J. Killarney. R.S. Fus.), the second worn with replacement clasp, this loose, good fine (4)James Killarney served in France from 20 September 1915, being later discharged and awarded a Silver War Badge; sold with cop...

Five: Acting Corporal R. Baxter, Military Mounted Police, late 14th (King's) HussarsQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (2918 Pte. R. Baxter. 14th Hussars.); King's South Africa 1901-1902, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (2918 Pte. R. Baxter. 14th Hussars.); 1914-15 Star (P.152. L-Cpl. R. Baxter. M.M.P.); British War and Victory Medals 1914-19 (P-152 A.Cpl. R. Baxter. M.M.P.), good very fine (5)R. Baxter served as a Private with the 14th Hussars during the Second Boer War, attesting for the Military Mounted Police in 1914. He arriv...

Four: Private A. Mills, Hampshire RegimentQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (5505 Pte. A. Mills, 2: Hampshire Regt.); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (5505 Pte. A. Mills. Hampshire Regt.); Africa General Service 1902-56, 2 clasps, Somaliland 1902-04, Jidballi (5505 Pte. A. Mills. 1st. Hamp: Regt.); 1914-15 Star (15599 Pte. A. Mills. Hamps:R.), light contact marks, nearly very fine (4)Alfred Mills was born in 1881 at Kilburn, the son of William Burgess Mills of 122 Fortune Gate Road, Harlesden, London....

(x) Pair: Private A. Easterby, 4th HussarsQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (2783 Pte. A. Easterby. 4th. Hussars); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (2783 Pte. A. Easterby. 4th. Hussars.), minor edge bruise to second, nearly very fine (2)Alfred Easterby was born in October 1870 at Leeds, Yorkshire, at attested at Dublin for the Hussars on 15 November 1889. Serving in South Africa from 28 February 1900-24 July 1902, Easterby was discharged not long thereafter and returned home to his wife Jane Agnes and...

Pair: Private E. Hewitt, Scots GuardsQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Wittebergen, Transvaal (113 Pte. E. Hewitt. Scots Gds.); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (113 Pte. E. Hewitt. Scots Guards.), file marks to rivets between second and third clasps of first, otherwise good very fine (2)Ernest Hewitt was born in 1872 at Chichester, the son of James Hewitt of Chichester, West Sussex. He attested at London for the Scots Guards on 7 July 1893 and served in South Africa from 15 March 1900-4 August 1902, being discharged on 6 January...

(x) Four: Constable T. Haier, 4th South African Mounted Rifles, late Natal PoliceQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Laing's Nek (2333 Tpr: T. Haier. Natal Police); 1914-15 Star (Const. T. Haier 4th. S.A.M.R.); British War and bilingual Victory Medals (Const. T. Haier. 4th S.A.M.R.), very fine (4)Thomas Haier attested for the 4th South African Mounted Rifles on 6 August 1914 and was posted to 'A' Squadron shortly thereafter. Thrice fined for being in possession of a dirty pistol and being absent from station, he was admitted to Wynberg Hospital in Apr...

(x) Pair: Bombardier O. A. Mewett, Royal Garrison ArtilleryQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (48598 A.Br: O. A. Mewett, 14th. Coy. W.D., R.G.A.); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (48598 Bomb: O. A. Mewett. R.G.A.), official corrections to number and rank of first, very fine (2)Oliver A. Mewett served with No. 14 Company, 'W' Division, Royal Garrison Artillery; sold with copied rolls confirming clasp entitlement.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more inform...

'Sir: I am sure that many of your readers will have learnt with sorrow of the death of our old friend, Morel. To his widow and family we offer our heartfelt sympathy.In Morel we found the finest characteristics of an Englishman: Brave as a lion, generous to a degree, and that unselfish and unfailing virtue of always being able to smile, and above all to encourage others to smile, in the face of serious adversity.His glorious record of service to his King and Country is known to all Wiltshiremen. In our hearts may we store the one consolation - that we are indeed the richer for his friendship,...

(x) Pair: Private W. Morrison, Scottish RiflesQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing's Nek (6130 Pte. W. Morrison, Scottish Rifles.); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (6130 Pte. W. Morrison. Scot: Rifles.), good fine (2)William Morrison was born around 1870 at Dundee and attested at Glasgow for the Scottish Rifles on 21 April 1898. Posted to the 2nd Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), he served in South Africa from 23 October 1899-27 May 1904. Morrison was later discharged on 22 July 1...

(x) Pair: Sapper J. Mantell, Royal EngineersQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Laing's Nek, Belfast, Cape Colony, Orange Free State (3327 Sapr. J. Mantell. R.E.); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (3327 Sapr. J. Mantell. R.E.), the third and fourth clasps to QSA late claims issued on 12 September 1910, with corresponding unofficial rivets, wear to naming, edge nicks to second, otherwise good fine (2)Sold with copied roll entries confirming entitlement and noting transfer to No. 5 Company, Royal Engineers in November 1902.Subject to 5% tax on Ham...

(x) Family group:Pair: Band-Sergeant W. P. Graves, Royal ScotsQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (5548 Cpl. W. P. Graves, Royal Scots), the last two clasps loose on riband; Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 2nd type (5548 Band-Sjt: W. P. Graves. R. Scots.), mounted swing-style as worn, with a Royal Dublin Fusiliers regimental 'Old Toughs' Medal, 34mm, bronze, featuring the emblems of the tiger and elephant to obverse and reverse respectively, fitted with a clasp engraved '7075459 Bandmaster W. P. Graves 22.6.17 to 1...

Pair: Sergeant B. J. V. Lathey, Army Service CorpsQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal (11689. Cpl. B. J. V. Lathey. A.S.C.), officially engraved naming; King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (11689 Serjt: B. J. V. Lathey. A.S.C.), good very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Four: Staff Sergeant J. Keen, Army Ordnance CorpsQueen's South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, Orange Free State (26625 Tpr: J. Keen. 38th Coy. Imp: Yeo:), unofficial rivets between fourth and fifth clasps; 1914-15 Star (02939 Sjt. J. Keen. A.O.C.); British War and Victory Medals (02939 S. Sjt. J. Keen. A.O.C.), all with original ribands, good very fine (4)Jabez Keen was born at Bledlow, Buckinghamshire in 1877, the son of Robert Keen. Trained as a wheelwright, he volunteered for the 2nd Boer War, attesting for the 38th (High Wycombe)...

(x) A rare Anglo-Boer War D.T.D. pair awarded to Lieutenant and Adjutant H. Hilhorst, Swaziland CommandoAnglo-Boer War Dekoratie voor Trouwe Dienst 1899-1902 (Luit. en Adj. H. Hilhorst.); Anglo-Boer Oorlog Medal 1899-1902 (Luit. en. Adj. H. Hilhorst.), very fine and better (2)Henri Hilhorst served as Adjutant on the staff of General Christiaan Botha, the former commander of the Swaziland Police in 1898 and brother of General Louis Botha; sold with copied service record.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Condit...

Three: 1st Class Engineer G. Gray, British Mercantile MarineTransport 1899-1902, 1 clasp, S. Africa 1899-1902 (G. Gray.); British War Medal 1914-20 (George Gray); Mercantile Marine War Medal (George Gray), nearly extremely fine (3)George Gray was born at Holytown, Lanark, in 1864, the son of George Gray of 1 Houldsworth Street, Lanarkshire. Recorded in the 1881 Scotland Census as a 17 year old Engineer Apprentice living with his stepmother, Jane Cairns, Gray was awarded his Engineers Certificate at Glasgow on 15 May 1896. He went on to witness service during the Second Boer War and the Great W...

(x) An unusual group of four awarded to Private R. Green, Royal Marine Light Infantry, who was present at the early morning capture of Illig in Italian Somaliland where over 800 men successfully stormed a strongly held clifftop fortification, the Dervishes 'losing heavily'Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Somaliland 1902-04 (R. Green, Pte. R.M., H.M.S. Hyacinth.); 1914-15 Star (CH.6500, Pte. R. Green, R.M.L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (CH.6500 Pte. R. Green. R.M.L.I.), swing mounted as worn on original ribbons, toned, very fine (4)Richard Green was born on 27 October 1874 at Bed...

Five: Able Seaman G. Pratt, Royal NavyAfrica General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Somaliland 1908-10 (235186 G. Pratt, Ord, H.M.S. Fox.); Naval General Service 1915-62, 1 clasp, Persian Gulf 1909-1914 (235186. G. Pratt, A.B. H.M.S. Fox.); 1914-15 Star (235186, G. Pratt. A.B., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (235136 G. Pratt. A.B. R.N.), good very fine (5)George Pratt was born on 23 October 1886 at Kettering, the son of George W. Pratt, a boot factory worker, of 52 Upper Field Street, Kettering, Northampton. He served as Boy 2nd Class in the Royal Navy from 23 October 1906, being promoted Or...

Six: Captain A. J. Jeanes, Natal Telegraph CorpsNatal 1906, 1 clasp, 1906 (L.Sgt: A. J. Jeanes, Natal Telegraph. Corps.); 1914-15 Star (Lt. A. J. Jeanes S.A.F.T. & P.O.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt. A. J. Jeanes.); Coronation 1911 (Sergt. A. J. Jeanes, Natal Tel. Corps.); Colonial Auxiliary Forces L.S. & G.C., G.V.R. (Capt: A. J. Jeanes U.R. Officers.), edge wear and contact marks to first, good fine, otherwise nearly very fine and better (6)Arthur John Jeanes was born on 14 June 1880 and worked as a clerk at Pietermaritzburg before serving with the Newcastle Town Guard during the An...

(x) Five: Corporal J. B. Jaffray, 1st Mounted Rifles, late Natal CarbineersNatal 1906, 1 clasp, 1906 (Tpr: J. B. Jaffray, Natal Carbineers.); 1914-15 Star (Pte. J. B. Jaffray 1st M.R.); British War and Victory Medals 1914-19 (Pte. J. B. Jaffray. 1st M.R.); Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal, E.VII.R. (NO 37100 Cpl. J. B. Jaffray. 1st M. R. (N. Carbs)), good 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.

'I cannot tell you how I miss Tony, both as a great personal friend and on account of the enormous assistance he gave me in running the Battalion. He had unbounded energy, and I am certain he is the most popular officer in the Battalion with his brother officers and with the men, as he always has their interests very much at heart.''Tony' Markham's commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel C. E. Pereira, reflects on his brilliant qualities just hours before his death.The outstanding and highly emotive 'Old Contemptible's' group of six to Major R. A. 'Tony' Markham, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guard...

'I have seen him lying flat on his face in a tiny dug-out no bigger or higher than the underneath of a small dinner-table, in the front line, dashing off the first half of one of his articles for Punch. He would have to stop in the middle and crawl out on a patrol up to the German wire, have a scrap out there with a Bosch patrol at a few yards' range, stay out there for two or three hours, and crawl back, soaked to the skin and covered with mud, to finish his article in time for the post.'A posthumous tribute to Lieutenant Johnston by Captain T. Ingram, D.S.O., M.C., published in PunchThe fasc...

A notable Great War trio and Memorial Plaque awarded to Captain A. G. Kirby, London Rifle Brigade; as Captain of the Leander eight at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, Kirby led the British rowing team to a Gold Medal victory, only to die of sickness on the Western Front in 19171914 Star, erased naming; British War and Victory Medals (Capt. A. G. Kirby), Bronze Memorial Plaque (Alister Graham Kirby), in card case of issue, very fine (4)Alister Graham Kirby was born at Brompton in London on 14 April 1886, son of the Lincoln's Inn Bencher Arthur Raymond Kirby and his South African wife Gertrude Flemi...

Four: Flight Sergeant G. E. Franklin, Royal Naval Air Service1914 Star, copy clasp (239138. G. E. Franklin, A.M. IGR. R.N.A.S.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (239138 G. E. Franklin. C.P.O.M. 3 R.N.); Royal Air Force L.S. & G.C., G.V.R. (314955 F/Sjt. G. E. Franklin. R.A.F.), good very fine, scarce (4)George Edward Franklin was born at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire on 20 May 1887. Following civilian employment as a 'Hotel Page', he joined the Royal Navy as a Rating on 24 May 1905. Just prior to the Great War his address is given as 33 Richmond Park Road, Bournemouth. Fro...

(x) Four: Private A. Finch, Royal Marine Light Infantry1914 Star (Ch.12671. Pte. A. Finch, R.M. Brigade.); British War and Victory Medals (Ch.12671 Pte. A. Finch. R.M.L.I.); Defence Medal 1939-45, the first polished, otherwise good very fine (4)Arthur Finch was born on 30 January 1881 at Sevenoaks, Kent, and attested at Chatham for the Royal Marine Light Infantry on 27 February 1899. A rubber worker by occupation, Finch witnessed extensive service but was twice noted for desertion upon his record, in 1907 and August 1914 respectively. Having served at Dunkirk from 5-12 October 1914, he survive...

Four: Lieutenant J. Todd, Highland Light Infantry1914 Star (2192 Pte. J. Todd. 9/High: L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. J. Todd); Great War Bronze Memorial Plaque (John Todd), good very fine (4)John Todd was born at 'Ferbank', Cambuslang, Glasgow in 1889. Educated at Glasgow High School and Trinity College, Glenalmond, he entered his father's business J. Todd & Sons Ltd., renowned for manufacturing rope and twine. On 6 August 1914, he enlisted in the 9th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, arriving in France on 21 September 1914. He was gazetted a 2nd Lieutenant in his own regimen...

A 1914 casualty group of three awarded to Lance Corporal J. Skinner, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, who was killed during the historic stand at Neuve Chapelle on 28 October 1914 - around that time the enemy utilised chemical weapons for the first time1914 Star (L-7785 Pte. J. Skinner. 1/R.W. Kent R.); British War and Victory Medals (L-7785 Pte. J. Skinner. R.W. Kent R.), nearly extremely fine (3)James Skinner was born around 1890 at Sevenoaks, the son of James Skinner of Ivy Cottage, Durton Green, and husband to May Ellen Skinner of 2 Crampton Road, Sevenoaks. Posted to the 1st Battalio...

(x) A Great War group of three awarded to Private G. A. White, Rifle Brigade, who witnessed considerable service with the Colours before being captured on the first day of Operation Michael, the opening gambit of the German Spring Offensive1914 Star (3691 Pte. A. White. 2/Rif: Brig.); British War and Victory Medals (3691 Pte. A. G. White. Rif. Brig.), good very fine (3)Arthur George White was born in October 1894 at Chichester, the son of William and Mary White of 18 Basin Road, Chichester, West Sussex. He served in France with the 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade, from 7 November 1914 and was twi...

Four: Battery Quartermaster-Sergeant A. St. J. Chadwick, Royal Artillery1914 Star (72025 Gnr: A. St J. Chadwick. R.H.A.); British War and Victory Medals (72025 Cpl. A. St. J. Chadwick. R.A.); Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., Regular Army (1031200 B.Q.M.Sjt. A. St. J. Chadwick. R.A.), nearly very fine (4)Arthur St. John Chadwick was born in April 1889 at Derby, the son of Charles John Chadwick of Kineton, Warwickshire. He served in France from 15 August 1914 with the 3rd Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery, and was later appointed Transport Sergeant. Chadwick married Aileen Marina Wakefield at Colchester i...

'As a personality he was irreplaceable'Sir Sydney Castle Roberts on AttwaterThe remarkable Great War trio to Captain A. L. 'Brains' Attwater, Royal Welch Fusiliers, a prize-winning Cambridge classicist who served alongside Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Graves, convalescing with them at Craiglockhart Hospital after a severe gun-shot wound to the hipMentioned repeatedly in Goodbye To All That, Attwater went on to become a renowned Cambridge professor, bequeathing a vast library to Pembroke College and founding its English scholarships1914-15 Star (2. Lieut. A. L. Attwater. R.W.Fus.); British War...

A poignant and well-documented campaign group of three awarded to 2nd Lieutenant (Pilot) H. C. Farnes, No. 48 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, late Royal Naval Air Service and King's Royal Rifle CorpsHaving racked up an impressive account which included combats against Baron von Richthofen's Flying Circus during 'Bloody April' - Farnes could account for the loss of eleven enemy aircraftHaving endured a fractious tour his health began to fail, but Farnes returned to his post a few days later, being killed in an aerial combat on 6 July 1917, the first victim of the German ace, Fritz Jacobsen, aged...

Family group:'Tis midnight, and above the hollow trench,Seen through a gaunt wood's battle-blasted trunksAnd the stark rafters of a shattered grange,The quiet sky hangs huge and thick with stars.And through the vast gloom, murdering its peace,Guns bellow and their shells rush swishing ereThey burst in death and thunder, or they flingWild jangling spirals round the screaming air.'Extract from Walter Lyon's Lines Written in a Fire-Trench (1915).The important and highly emotive 'War Poet's' 1914-15 trio to Captain W. S. S. Lyon, Royal Scots, whose haunting lines encapsulate the horrors of the Ypr...

The Great War trio awarded to Chief Engineer Officer A. R. Nicol, D.S.C., who was decorated for his services aboard M.V. Brisbane Star during Operation Pedestal1914-15 Star (Eng.S.Lt. A. R. Nicol, R.N.R.); British War and Victory Medals (Eng. Lt. A. R. Nicol. R.N.R.), good very fineD.S.C. London Gazette 10 November 1942:‘For services during Operation Pedestal when the ship was torpedoed and damaged, but reached Malta on 14th August 1942.’Allan Ramsay Nicol, a native of the Isle of Aran, served with the Royal Naval Reserve during the Great War. In 1940 he became Chief Engineer aboard M.V. Brisb...

Six: Major W. C. Butler, Western Ontario Regiment, late 1st Canadian InfantryColonial Auxiliary Forces Officer's Decoration, G.V.R., silver and silver-gilt, the reverse impressed 'Major W. C. Butler W.O. Regt.', with top riband bar; 1914-15 Star (Lieut: W. C. Butler. 1/Can: Inf:); British War and Victory Medals (T. Capt. W. C. Butler.); Coronation 1911 (Col. Sgt. W. C. Butler. 7th. Fusiliers.); Colonial Auxiliary Force L.S. & G.C., G.V.R. (Major. W. C. Butler. W.O. Regt.), the Star gilded, the third and fourth lacquered, very fine (6)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information...

The campaign group of three awarded to Lieutenant T. S. U. de Guerin, Royal Field Artillery, who was wounded by shellfire during the Battle of the Somme in August 1916, and later suffered a broken leg when his horse was spooked and crushed him1914-15 Star (2. Lieut: T. S. U. De Guerin. R.F.A.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. T. S. U. De Guerin.), mounted as worn, good very fine (3)Thomas Shuldham Ussher de Guerin was born on 21 December 1883, the son of Elizabeth de Guerin of 14 Barclay Road, Fulham, London. Educated from 1896-1901 at Hurstpierpoint College in West Sussex, de Guerin wo...

Three: 2nd Lieutenant J. H. Edwards, 6th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers, attached 25th (Montgomeryshire & Welsh Horse) Battalion, who was killed in action in France in September 19171914-15 Star (18839 Pte. J. H. Edwards, R.W. Fus.); British War and Victory Medals (2 Lieut. J. H. Edwards), the last with officially re-impressed naming, good very fine (3)John Henry Edwards first saw action in France, where he landed as a Private in the 6th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers on 2 December 1915. Subsequently commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, he was attached to the 25th (Montgomeryshire & Welsh Horse) B...

A campaign group of three awarded to Sergeant G. Jackson, Royal Irish Fusiliers, killed in action on 1 July 19161914-15 Star (14361 Sjt. G. Jackson. R. Ir: Fus:); British War and Victory Medals (14361 Sjt. G. Jackson. R. Ir. Fus.), good very fine (3)George Wesley Jackson was born in 1895 at Tandragee, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Enlisting in September 1914 for the 4th (Portadown) Battalion, Armagh Regiment, Ulster Volunteer Force, Jackson served in one of thirteen infantry battalions raised in Ireland for the 36th (Ulster) Division. Sent to France on 4 October 1915, he was appointed Plato...

Three: Private V. R. Clear, Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action during the Battle of the Somme1914-15 Star (3433 Pte. V. R. Clear. Suff. Yeo.); British War and Victory Medals (3433 Pte. V. R. Clear. Suff: Yeo:), together with the Great War Bronze Memorial Plaque (Vernon Raymond Clear), extremely fine (4)Vernon Raymond Clear, a native of Cambridge, enlisted in the Suffolk Yeomanry on 16 February 1914 and served in the Balkans theatre from 7 October 1915. Catching dysentery, he embarked H.M.H.S. Nevasa at Mudros and was admitted to hospital at Alexandria, before being invalided to England...

(†) Family Group:Three: Rifleman J. W. Fitter, King's Royal Rifle Corps, who was killed in action in March 19151914-15 Star (60653 Pte. J. W. Fitter, K. R. Rif: C.); British War and Victory Medals (6-653 Pte. J. W. Fitter. K. R. Rif. C.), good very finePair: Private E. C. Fitter, Labour Corps, late The King's (Liverpool) RegimentBritish War and Victory Medals (82873 Pte. E. C. Fitter. L'Pool R.), nearly extremely fine (5)John William Fitter was born at Hackney, London in 1892, the son of Charlotte and Thomas Fitter. He served in France from 24 November 1914 with the 1st Battalion, King's Royal...

(x) A fine group of three and Memorial Plaque awarded to Private F. L. West, Essex Regiment, late Norfolk Regiment, who was killed in action when the Battalion were heavily repulsed on 6 August 1915 during the Battle of Krithia Vineyard1914-15 Star (20455 Pte. F. L. West. Essex R.); British War and Victory Medals (20455 Pte. F. L. West. Essex R.), with bronze Memorial Plaque to 'Frederick Lionel West', minor verdigris to third, very fine (4)Frederick Lionel West was born in 1884 at Fakenham, Norfolk, the son of Laura West. Raised by his aunt, Blanche Lane, the 1901 census records him living at...

(x) A poignant group of three and Memorial Plaque awarded to Private S. J. Bright, Manchester Regiment, who was killed in action attempting to advance inland from Suvla Bay along a highly exposed ridge line subject to intense Turkish artillery and rifle fire1914-15 Star (3696 Pte. S. J. Bright. Manch: R.); British War and Victory Medals (3696 Pte. S. J. Bright. Manch. R.), with bronze memorial plaque to 'Simeon James Bright', minor contact marks, good very fine (4)Simeon James Bright was born in October 1880 at Barley, Royston, the son of Richard T. Bright and husband to Mary Bright of Eden Gr...

(x) A Gallipoli casualty group of three and Memorial Plaque awarded to Private A. R. Coleman, Essex Regiment, who survived the initial landing on 'W' Beach, but was killed on the opening day of the First Battle of Krithia on 28 April 19151914-15 Star (8668 Pte. A. R. Coleman. Essex R.); British War and Victory Medals (8668 Pte. A. R. Coleman. Essex R.), with bronze Memorial Plaque 'Albert Robert Coleman', good very fine (4)Albert Robert Coleman was born in March 1890 at West Ham, Essex, the son of John William Coleman of 96 Hooper Road, West Ham. His father served as an Able Seaman in the Roya...

(x) Three: Corporal H. G. Carpenter, Royal Fusiliers, who was killed in action on the first day of the Gallipoli landings attempting to capture Hill 114 and consolidate 'X' Beach1914-15 Star (L-11944 Cpl. H. Carpenter R.Fus:); British War and Victory Medals (L-11944 Cpl. H. G. Carpenter. R. Fus.), good very fine (3)Herbert George Carpenter was born on 31 May 1887 at St Lawrence, Ventnor, the son of William Carpenter, an agricultural labourer and cowman of Vestry Cottage, St Lawrence, Ventnor, Isle of Wight. Enlisting at Sandown, Carpenter served as a Corporal in the 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusili...

(x) A Gallipoli Casualty group of three awarded to Private E. Allan, Northumberland Fusiliers, who died of wounds aged 18 years1914-15 Star (22112 Pte. E. Allan. North'd Fus:); British War and Victory Medals (22112 Pte. E. Allan. North'd. Fus.), good very fine (3) Edward Allan was born in 1897 at Edlingham, Northumberland, the son of George and Jane Allan of Whittingham Railway Crossing. His father worked as a railway platelayer and his mother attended the crossing gate. A mill worked by occupation, Allan enlisted into the Northumberland Fusiliers at Newcastle upon Tyne, initially being sent t...

(x) A Gallipoli Casualty group of three awarded to Private R. Davie, King's Own Scottish Borderers, late Highland Light Infantry, who was killed attempting to advance up Gully Ravine and capture Turkish-held trenches1914-15 Star (19027 Pte. R. Davie. K.O. Sco: Bord:); British War and Victory Medals (19027 Pte. R. Davie. K.O. Sco. Bord.), good very fine (3)Robert Davie was born around 1884 in Glasgow, the son of James Davie of 25 Kelvinside Ter South, Glasgow, Scotland. A grocer's clerk, he initially served with the Highland Light Infantry before transferring to the 1st Battalion, King's Own Sc...

Three: Corporal A. Hannah, 1/5th Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, who was killed in action in Palestine in November 19171914-15 Star (3502 L. Cpl. A. Hannah, A. & S. Highrs.); British War and Victory Medals (10050 Cpl. A. Hannah, A. & S.H.), the last two with officially re-impressed naming, good very fine (3)Andrew Hannah likely first saw action in Gallipoli, the 1/5th (Renfrewshire) Battalion landing at Cape Helles on 3 July 1915.Subsequently embarked for Egypt, the 5th Argylls formed part of 157th Brigade and participated in the capture and defence of Outpost Hill on 19 April duri...

Pair: Corporal A. E. Johnston, 1/1st County of London Yeomanry (Middlesex Hussars), who was killed in action - a V.C. action - in Palestine in October 19171914-15 Star (1914 Pte. A. E. Johnston, 1st Co. of Lond. Y.); British War Medal 1914-20 (1914 Pte. A. E. Johnston, 1-Co. of Lond. Y), good very fine (2)Albert Edward Johnston was embarked with the 1/1st County of London Yeomanry for Egypt in April 1915; it was a beastly voyage, 32 of the regiment's horses dying in the process.The regiment landed in Gallipoli on 18 August and saw action at Chocolate Hill two days later, when it witnessed the...

Three: Private J. F. Filbey, 2/10th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, who was killed in action in Palestine in December 19171914-15 Star (PW-2471 Pte. J. F. Filbey, Middx. R.); British War and Victory Medals (PW. 2471 Pte. J. F. Filbey, Middx. R.), lovingly polished by next of kin, thus good fine (3)John Francis Filbey first saw action in France, which theatre of operations he entered on 14 November 1915. Subsequently embarked for Egypt, he was killed in action in Palestine on 27 December 1917. He is buried in the Jerusalem War Cemetery.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information...

Four: Sergeant H. A. Smyrk, Royal Engineers, who lost his life in a tragic accident in Palestine1914-15 Star (58017. Spr. H. A. Smyrk, R.E.); British War and Victory Medals (58017 A.Cpl. H. A. Smyrk. R.E.); Great War Bronze Memorial Plaque (Henry Alfred Smyrk), with the recipient's cap badge, very fine (4)Henry Alfred Smyrk was born at 32 Henry Street, Pentonville on 29 January 1893, the son of Joseph and Jane Smyrk. His older brother was William Joseph Smyrk, the renowned technician of No. 60 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. He attested for the Royal Engineers on 24 November 1914, arriving in Fr...

Family group:Three: Private H. Fluin, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, who was wounded in action1914-15 Star (G-2811. Pte. H. Fluin. R.W. Kent. R.); British War and Victory Medals (GS-2811 Pte. H. Fluin. R.W. Kent R.), lightly polished, nearly very fineThree: Private H. Fluin, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, wounded in action in the Daraj Quarter of Gaza's Old City in November 1938General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (6343764 Pte. H. Fluin. R.W. Kent. R.); 1939-45 Star; War Medal 1939-45, the first polished, nearly very fine (6)Henry Fluin was born in 1881 at St. Pancras,...

Three: Private E. Henry, Gloucestershire Regiment, who was killed in action during the advance on the Hindenburg Line in September 19181914-15 Star (15646 Pte. E. Henry, Glouc: R.); British War and Victory Medals (15646 Pte. E. Henry. Glouc. R.), good very fine (3)Ernest Henry was born at Dell Cottage, Wooburn Common, Buckinghamshire in 1896. He served as a Private with the 12th (Bristol Pals') Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, arriving in France on 9 August 1915. On 29 September 1918 he took part in the advance on the fortified village of Gonnelieu, part of the Hindenburg Line. The Glouces...

Of Masonic and H.A.C. interest - the Great War group of five to Major H. G. S. Bishop, who served on attachment to the County of London Yeomanry in Egypt, before joining the 41st Dogras on the North-West Frontier; a career soldier who rose from the ranks, Bishop advanced to Major in the H.A.C. during the Second World War1914-15 Star (1055 Pte. H. Bishop. 3-Co. of Lond. Y.); British War Medal 1914-20 (2.Lieut. H. G. S. Bishop.); India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 (Lieut. H. G. S. Bishop, 1-41 Dogras.); Territorial Force Efficiency Medal, G.V.R. (1396211 Gnr. H. G. S...

(x) An interesting group of three awarded to Lieutenant J. B. Perring, Royal Air Force, late Royal Flying Corps and South African Infantry, whose broke both legs in a severe aviation accident in 1919 but later gained considerable acclaim as a sporting manager in South Africa1914-15 Star (Pte. J. B. Perring 8th. Infantry.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. J. B. Perring. R.A.F.), nearly extremely fine (3)John Baxter Perring was born on 19 June 1893 at Johannesburg, the eldest son of Charles Cambert Perring. Educated at Marists College, he attested for the 8th Infantry (1st Battalion, Tran...

1914-15 Star (Mid. L. M. S. Thomson, R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (S.Lt. L. Mc S. Thomson. R.N.), very fine (3)Lindsay McClure Slade Thomson was born on 12 February 1897. A Midshipman aboard H.M.S. Juno in August 1914, he transferred to H.M.S. Collingwood on 25 January 1915, becoming an Acting Sub-Lieutenant on 15 July that year. From 11 February 1917 he served as a Sub-Lieutenant aboard H.M.S. Torrent, an R-Class destroyer. Assigned to Harwich Force, Torrent took part in the bombardment of German-held Ostend on 4-5 June 1917. During this action she helped sink the German torpedo boat...

(x) Five: Battery Quarter-Master Sergeant H. Barham, Royal Garrison Artillery1914-15 Star (38 B.Q.M. Sjt. H. Barham. R.G.A.); British War and Victory Medals (312005 B.Q.M.Sjt. H. Barham. R.A.); Territorial Force Efficiency Medal, G.V.R. (38 Cpl. H. Barham. W.Rid:R.G.A.); Defence Medal 1939-45, mounted as worn, nearly very fine (5)Harold Barham was awarded the Territorial Force Efficiency Medal in 1913. He served on the Western Front as a Corporal with the Royal Garrison Artillery, arriving in France on 17 April 1915. He rose to Battery Quarter-Master Sergeant by war's end; sold with copied MIC...

(x) Four: Private S. A. Clarke, Royal Army Medical CorpsFrance, Croix de Guerre 1914-18, with silver star emblem; 1914-15 Star (2035, Pte. S. A. Clarke, R.A.M.C.); British War and Victory Medals (2035 Pte. S. A. Clarke. R.A.M.C.), swing mounted as worn in this order, very fine (4)Sydney Arthur Clarke served with the Royal Army Medical Corps in the Balkan theatre of Operations from 10 August 1915. He was discharged on 6 March 1917 and awarded a silver war badge; sold with copied MIC.Although the French Croix de Guerre remains unconfirmed, the 24th (1st Wessex) Field Ambulance became one of only...

Sold by Order of a Direct DescendantFamily group:Three: Private J. Williamson, Royal Irish Rifles1914-15 Star (11-19824 Pte. J. Williamson. R.Ir:Rif:); British War and Victory Medals 1914-19 (19824 Pte. J. Williamson. R.Ir.Rif.), lightly polished, nearly very fineFour: Flight Sergeant R. Williamson, Royal Air Force1939-45 Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, mounted court-style as worn, with a spare War Medal 1939-45 in a Gieves & Hawkes, No. 1 Savile Row felt slip, very finePair: Sergeant A. K. Williamson, Army Catering CorpsGeneral Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (2...

Five: Driver C. Rogers, Royal Engineers1914-15 Star (1691. Dvr. C. Rogers. R.E.); British War and Victory Medals (1691 Dvr. C. Rogers. R.E.); Special Constabulary Long Service Medal, G.VI.R., 2 clasps, Long Service 1950, Long Service 1960 (Charles Rogers); Order of the Buffaloes Medal, Excelsior Lodge No. 3951, silver-gilt (Presented to C. Rogers. Raised to 2nd Deg. Feb.12. 1925.), all mounted together as worn, Great War awards worn, good fine, the remainder good very fine (5)Charles Rogers served in France from 6 August 1915 and was discharged Class 'Z' on 1 May 1919; sold with copied MIC.Sub...

Four: Private W. Morford, 5th Lancers1914-15 Star (L-6021. Pte. W. Morford. 5th. Lrs.); British War and Victory Medals (L-6021 Pte. W. Morford. 5-Lrs.); Special Constabulary Long Service Medal, G.V.R., with three additional Award Bars (Walter Morford), mounted on original ribands in swing style, with the recipient's separate Defence Medal 1939-45, as well as his Beaconsfield Rifle Club and South Buckinghamshire Civilian Rifle League enamel lapel badges and Buckinghamshire County Rifle Association cloth badge, good very fine (4)Walter Morford was born at Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire on 21 Apri...

(x) Three: Corporal M. Cook, Durham Light Infantry1914-15 Star (2688 L.Cpl. M. Cook. Durh: L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (2688. Cpl. M. Cook. Durh. L.I.), very fine (3)Maurice Cook served in France from 19 April 1915; sold with copied MIC.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.

Three: Pte. H. Bain, 2nd Rhodesia Regiment1914-15 Star (592 Pte. H. Bain, 2-Rhodesia Regt.); British War and Victory Medals (592 Pte. H. Bain. 2-Rhodesia Regt.), good very fine (3)Herbert Bain was born at Salisbury, Rhodesia in 1893, the fourth son of Alexander Stewart Bain, who is listed in his Death Notice of 1931 as a 'Transport Rider and Farmer'. Interestingly Alexander appears to have served as a Trooper during the Matabele Wars (British South Africa Company Medal & clasp).Educated at Prince Edward School from 1905-10 after which he attested for the Southern Rhodesia Volunteers (Eastern D...

(x) Three: Private R. Hutton, Scottish Rifles1914-15 Star (1035 Pte. R. Hutton. Sco: Rif:); British War and Victory Medals (1035 Pte. R. Hutton. Sco. Rif.), good fine (3)Ross Hutton served in the Balkans from 14 June 1915, being later discharged; sold with copied MIC.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: Private W. H. Brown, Suffolk Regiment1914-15 Star (3517 Pte. W. H. Brown. Suff: R.); British War and Victory Medals (3517 Pte. W. H. Brown. Suff. R.), good very fine (3)William H. Brown served in France from 27 October 1915 with the 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, and was discharged on 20 December 1918; sold with copied MIC.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: Private F. Morris, Worcestershire Regiment1914-15 Star (18582 Pte. F. Morris. Worc: R.); British War and Victory Medals (18582 Pte. F. Morris. Worc. R.), good very fine (3)Frank Morris was born around 1895 at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, and enlisted at Cleobury Mortimer for the 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment at the outbreak of the Great War. He served in the Balkan theatre of operations from 25 April 1915 and was killed in action at Gallipoli on 28 June 1915. The son of William and Mary Jane Morris, of Dog House, Earls Croome, Worcester, he is commemorated on the Helles Mem...

(x) Three: Sergeant S. Howard, Northamptonshire Regiment1914-15 Star (3-11087 Sjt. S. Howard. North'n R.); British War and Victory Medals (3-11087 Sjt. S. Howard. North'n. R.), good very fine (3)Stephen Howard served in France from 26 July 1915 and was discharged Class 'Z' on 25 March 1919; sold with copied MIC and corresponding riband bar with wearing pin.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.

Three: Private H. Horne, 1/1st West Kent Yeomanry (Queen's Own)1914-15 Star (1162 Pte. H. Horne, W. Kent Yeo.); British War and Victory Medals (1162 Pte. H. Horne, W. Kent Yeo.), the first with traces of abrasive cleaning, otherwise very fine (3)Herbert Horne was first saw action with the 1/1st West Kent Yeomanry in Gallipoli, in which theatre of operations he landed on 7 October 1915; Sir Ian Hamilton noted in his diary that the regiment 'made a brave showing' at Gully Ravine in the same month.He was discharged as no longer physically fit for military service in July 1916 and was awarded the...

Family group:Pair: Private F. Bassnett, Liverpool Regiment1914-15 Star (18952 Pte. F. Bassnett. L'Pool R.); British War Medal 1914-20 (18952 Pte. F. Bassnett. L'Pool R.), good very fineVictory Medal 1914-19 (14895 Pte. T. W. Bassnett. Yorks. L.I.), minor staining, very fine (4)Frederick Bassnett was born around 1881 at Liverpool and served in France from 16 March 1915 with the 1st Battalion, Liverpool Regiment. He was killed in action on 19 May 1915 and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial; sold with copied MIC and CWGC entry.Thomas W. Bassnett was born around 1894 at Everton, Liverpool,...

A rare Great War 'Thames Estuary' casualty group of three awarded to Stoker 2nd Class T. E. Griffiths, Royal Navy, who perished when the destroyer H.M.S. Recruit was struck by a torpedo launched by the German submarine U-6 which virtually cut her in two. The enemy submarine then rose to the surface and began shooting at survivors from its deck gunThis led to significant soul-searching amongst the crews of four British destroyers after they successfully destroyed two German torpedo boats in the vicinity later that afternoon and were faced with a similar scene of survivors struggling in the murk...

(x) Five: Leading Stoker 1st Class E. C. Terry, Royal Navy1914-15 Star (K.18713, E. C. Terry, Sto.1, R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (K.18713 E. C. Terry. Sto.1 R.N.); 1939-45 Star; War Medal 1939-45, mounted as worn, the Great War awards heavily polished, fine to good fine (5)Edward Charles Terry was born on 1 September 1892 at Edmonton, London. A butcher by profession, he enlisted into the Royal Navy on 21 April 1913 and witnessed extensive service during the Great War aboard the battleship Zealandia. Promoted Acting Leading Stoker aboard Barham on 14 April 1927, he saw further advance...

Four: Leading Seaman J. F. Cloke, Royal Naval Reserve1914-15 Star (C.1970, J. F. Cloke. Smn., R.N.R.); British War and Victory Medals (1970C. J. F. Cloke. L.S. R.N.R.); Royal Naval Reserve L.S. & G.C., G.V.R. (C. 1970. J. F. Cloke, Ldg. Sea. R.N.R.), very fine and better (4)James Francis Cloke was born on 15 December 1880 at Mevagissey, the son of Thomas Cloke, a fisherman of Mevagissey, Cornwall. A former St Austell china clay worker and Fowey fisherman himself, Cloke enrolled for the Royal Naval Reserve on 15 March 1911 and was appointed Leading Seaman at Devonport on 15 August 1916. Having...

An exceptional Terrier CO's group of nine awarded to Brigadier-General Sir W. R. Ludlow, K.C.B., C.B., Royal Warwickshire RegimentExplorer and author of the famous work Zululand and Cetawayo which charted his travels and gave a fine account of the Zulu wars, Ludlow was a fine officer who 'held with almost passionate fervour it to be the duty of every man to give military service'He set himself the job of raising a new Battalion for the Royal Warwickshire Regiment - he commanded it on the Western Front aged 61 and received his richly-deserved K.C.B. from King Edward VIII in 1936British War and...

(x) Pair: Captain F. W. Royle, Manchester Regiment, who was killed in action on the Somme in July 1916British War and Victory Medals (Capt. F. W. Royle.), nearly extremely fine (2)Frederick William Royle was killed in action on the Somme on 8 July 1916, while serving in the 19th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. His entry on Manchester University's Roll of Honour states:'Frederick was the only son of William Royle of Rushome. His father was a shippers' merchant, the chairman of the Executive Committee of the Manchester Liberal Federation and he wrote a history of Rusholme which was published in...

A rare group of four awarded to Fire Captain V. W. Murdock, Toronto Fire Department, late Corporal, Canadian Expeditionary ForceBritish War and Victory Medals (225615 Cpl. V. W. Murdock. 18-Can. Inf.); Canadian Centennial Medal, silver, unnamed as issued; Ontario Fire Service Long Service Medal, unnamed as issued, mounted court-style, lacquered, very fine, with corresponding miniature dress medals for the first three (7)Vincent Wilbert Murdock was born on 6 August 1899 at York, Ontario, the son of Robert Murdock of 767 Shaw Street, Toronto, Canada. A clerk by profession, he lied about his age...

(x) A Great War Pair awarded to 2nd Lieutenant S. W. Foxon, Royal Lancaster Regiment, late Artist's Rifles, who was severely wounded in action he spent the final months of the Great War on the Boulevard Magenta, Paris, acting as Liaison Officer to a French steel manufacturerBritish War and Victory Medals (2. Lieut. S. W. Foxon.), very fine (2)Sidney William Foxon was born on 20 August 1890 at Sheffield, the son of William Drabble Foxon, who worked as a professor of singing and 'tenor vocalist' in the local area. Educated at Ackworth School, near Pontefract, followed by Wesley College, Sheffiel...

A scarce group of seven awarded to Group Captain the Reverend H. Thomas, who served in both the British Army and Royal Air Force and ended his career as Assistant Chaplain-in-Chief (Overseas Command) from 1939-44British War and Victory Medals (Rev. H. Thomas); General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Kurdistan (Rev. H. Thomas. R.A.F.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45 with M.I.D. oak leaf, very fine (7)Harold Thomas was a Late Exhibitioner at the University of Wales in 1911 (2nd Class, Latin), graduating B.A. in 1912. Transferring to St. Michael's College Llandaff, he qualifi...

A 'Plymouth Blitz' group of five awarded to Inspector G. H. Strathon, Plymouth Special Constabulary, late Royal Horse Artillery, who was awarded a King's Commendation for Brave Conduct for rescue work at Plymouth during the night of 20-21 March 1941British War and Victory Medals (206232 Gnr. G. H. Strathon. R.A.); Defence Medal 1939-45; Coronation 1953; Special Constabulary Faithful Service Medal, G.VI.R., clasp, Long Service 1945 (Inspr. George H. Strathon), swing mounted, good very fine (5)The Western Morning News of 11 April 1942 describes events which led to the award:'Inspr. Strathon who...

A rare 'Darfur 1916' group of three awarded to Acting Corporal A. Fogden, who survived bouts of fever and malaria in Egypt and the Sudan, but was nearly unstuck by a football at the end of the Great WarBritish War and Victory Medals (M2-134504 Pte. A. Fogden. A.S.C.); Khedive's Sudan 1910-21, clasp, Darfur 1916 (M2-134504 A.Cpl. A. Fogden. A.S.C.), officially impressed naming, good very fine (3)Arthur Fogden was born around 1896 and lived at Hunston Dairy Farm, Chichester, West Sussex. A chauffeur by occupation, he attested at Grove Park for the Army Service Corps (Mechanical Transport) on 28...

The Great War pair, Bronze Memorial Plaque and Royal Humane Society Honorary Testimonial Certificate awarded to Able Seaman W. V. Dee., Mercantile Marine Reserve, who dived overboard attempting to save a drowning sailorBritish War and Victory Medals 1914-18 (W. V. Dee. A.B. M.F.A.); Great War Bronze Memorial Plaque (William Victor Dee), in original card case of issue, with the recipient's Royal Humane Society Honorary Testimonial Certificate on vellum, signed by the Vice-President, Secretary and Chairman, nearly extremely fine (3)William Victor Dee was born at Hull on 8 April 1895, the son of...

The poignant Great War pair and Memorial Plaque issued in remembrance of Private W. Scott, The King's Liverpool Regiment; taken prisoner at the Battle of Cambrai in 1917, Scott died of influenza in a Danish hospital on 13 January 1919, while he was being repatriated to England after the Armistice; Scott was therefore the last Briton to die on Danish soilBritish War and Victory Medals (268347 Pte. W. Scott. L'Pool R.), with Bronze Memorial Plaque 'William Scott', very fine (3)William Scott was born at Everton in August 1896. Attesting for the 12th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment, Scott ser...

The Great War pair and Memorial Plaque to Private T. Swalwell, North Staffordshire (Prince of Wales's) Regiment, who was killed in action at the heroic defence of Baku in August 1918British War and Victory Medals 1914-19 (31881 Pte. T. Swalwell. N.Staff.R.), original ribands; Great War Bronze Memorial Plaque (Thomas Swalwell), very fine (3)Thomas Swalwell served as a Private with the 7th Battalion, North Staffordshire (Prince of Wales's) Regiment at the defence of Baku in 1918. Situated on the Caspian Sea, this Russian port and oil field held matériel vital to the Allied war effort, but was pe...

Pair: Private W. Hilliard, 1/6th Battalion, Essex Regiment, who was killed in action at the Third Battle of Gaza in November 1917British War and Victory Medals (6343 Pte. W. Hilliard, Essex R.), edge bruise on the first, otherwise good very fine (2)William Hilliard first entered a theatre of war in 1916, or after, and was killed in action at the Third Battle of Gaza on 31 October 1917. As the Battalion was not actively involved in offensive operations until the 2 November, this may be the only casualty that day for the 1/6th Essex Regiment.Aged 20, he was the son of Ellen Hilliard of 2 Straigh...

(†) Family group:Volunteer Force L.S. & G.C., V.R. (7. Private E. Lukey. 2nd. London R.V. 14.2.95.), good very fineThree: Private A. E. P. Lukey, Machine Gun CorpsBritish War and Victory Medals (118362 Pte. A. E. P. Lukey, M.G.C.); Defence Medal 1939-45, court mounted, good very fineThree: Rifleman A. E. Lukey, The Rifle Brigade, who died on 26 January 1942 as a Prisoner of War aboard an Italian transport sunk in the Mediterranean1939-45 Star; Africa Star; War Medal 1939-45, court mounted, good very fine (7)Edward Stephen Lukey was born in 1846 at St. James's, Westminster, London. He served wi...

Pair: Gunner J. G. Felton, Honourable Artillery CompanyBritish War and Victory Medals (932 Gnr. J. G. Felton. H.A.C.-Art.-), in original named box of issue with original silk ribands, extremely fine (2)James George Felton was born on 19 October 1889 at Lambeth, London, the son of shoe retailer Ellen Felton of 7 New Park Road, Brixton. A lawyer's clerk by profession, he served during the Great War as Gunner within the Artillery Section of the Honourable Artillery Company before returning home and marrying Grace E. Histed. He married secondly Miss Vera May Kearns at All Souls Church, Marylebone,...

Pair: Private D. Powell, Army Pay Corps, late Royal Welch Fusiliers and Denbigh YeomanryBritish War and Victory Medals (1786 Pte. D. Powell. Denbigh. Yeo.), good very fine (2)David Powell enlisted into the Denbigh Yeomanry on 7 January 1916 and was discharged from the Army Pay Corps on 10 January 1919, as a result of being no longer physically fit for war service.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) A poignant 'Palestine' 1917 Casualty pair and plaque awarded to Private W. C. Colyer, London Regiment, who was killed during the successful assault on fixed Turkish positions defending the City of JerusalemBritish War and Victory Medals (4985 Pte. W. C. Colyer. 19-Lond. R.), with bronze Memorial Plaque 'William Colyer', good very fine (3)William Charles Colyer was born in 1897 at St Pancras, the son of Arthur and Minnie Colyer of 5 Sidney Street, Somers Town, St Pancras, London. A van guard by occupation, Colyer initially attested for the 18th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, but was disc...

Three: Private B. S. Clear, Royal Army Medical Corps, late Suffolk YeomanryBritish War and Victory Medals (3579 Pte. B. S. Clear. Suff. Yeo.), Bronze Memorial Plaque 'Bernard Stanley Clear', good very fine (3)Bernard Stanley Clear, the brother of Vernon Raymond Clear, attested for the Suffolk Yeomanry and saw service in Egypt before transferring to the 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment on the Western Front. He died on active service 21 October 1918, and is buried at Arras Road Cemetery, Roclincourt; sold with the original condolence photograph and slip sent to Clear's mother by the Imperial War...

(x) Three: Lieutenant G. M. Hutton, Royal Engineers, late Scottish Horse and Royal HighlandersBritish War and Victory Medals 1914-19 (Lieut. G. M. Hutton.); Coronation 1937, nearly very fineGeorge Matthews Hutton first saw action in the ranks of the Scottish Horse at Gallipoli from 11 September 1915 (1914-15 Star). He was commissioned into the Royal Engineers on 28 October 1917.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) Pair: Private P. J. Matthews, Hampshire RegimentBritish War Medal 1914-20 (2527 Pte. P. J. Matthews. Hamps. R.); Territorial Force War Medal 1914-18 (2527 Pte. P. J. Matthews. Hamps. R.), mounted as worn, good very fine (2)Confirmed as full entitlement for Percy J. Matthews.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 W. H. Merry, Liverpool Regiment British War and Victory Medals (1519 A. Sjt. W. H. Merry. L'Pool R.); Special Constabulary Long Service Medal (William H. Merry); Territorial Force Efficiency Medal (355050 Sjt: W. H. Merry. 10/L'Pool R.), mounted as worn, very fine (4)T.F.E.M. London Gazette 1 February 1919.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) Pair: Private P. Watters, Duke of Cornwall's Light InfantryBritish War and Victory Medals (3143 Pte. P. Watters. D.C.L.I.), very finePair: Private T. H. Blake, King's Royal Rifle CorpsBritish War and Victory Medals (R-33928 Pte. T. H. Blake. K.R. Rif. C.), nearly extremely fine (4)Philip Watters served with the 1/5th Battalion; sold with copied MIC.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: Gunner M. H. L. Lockhart, Royal ArtilleryBritish War and Victory Medals (194266 Gnr. M. H. L. Lockhart. R.A.), mounted as worn, good very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Pair: Driver J. H. Mackinnon, British South Africa PoliceBritish War and Victory Medals (Mt-104 Dvr. J. H. Mackinnon. B.S.A.P.), very finePair: Sapper J. B. Mangham, Royal EngineersBritish War and Victory Medals (521882 Spr. J. B. Mangham. R.E.), nearly very fine (4)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: Sepoy T. Singh, 82nd PunjabisBritish War Medal 1914-20 (3763 Sepoy Thola Singh, 82 Pjbis.); India General Service 1908-35, 3 clasps, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919, Mahsud 1919-20, Waziristan 1919-21 (3763 Sepoy Thola Singh, 82/Punjabis.), officially re-impressed naming, polished and toned, nearly very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Sepoy R. Ullah, 127th Baluch Light Infantry, Indian ArmyBritish War Medal 1914-20 (4673 Sepoy Rahmat Ullah, 127 Baluchis.); General Service Medal 1918-62, 1 clasp, S. Persia (4673 Sepoy Rehmat Ullah. 1-127-Baluchis), the first officially re-impressed, very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

An unusual group of eight to Warder Rajwali, India Jail Department, late Rajasthan Rifles and 92nd PunjabisBritish War and Victory Medals (4630 Sep. Rajwali, 92 Pjbis.); India General Service 1908-35, 2 clasps, Waziristan 1921-24, North West Frontier 1930-31 (5059 R-M. Rajwali, 5-6 Raj. Rif.); India General Service 1936-39, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1936-37 (596 Warder Rajwali, Jail Dept.); 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; War Medal 1939-45; India Service Medal 1939-45, nearly very fine (8)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Pair: Aircraftman 1st Class A. B. Spencer, Royal Naval Air ServiceBritish War and Victory Medals (F.31779 A. B. Spencer. A.C.1 R.N.A.S.), staining and verdigris to second, very fine (2)Arthur Browning Spencer was born on 26 December 1888 at Stoke Newington, London, and worked as a clerk. He attested for the Royal Naval Air Service on 25 June 1917 and served at a wide variety of R.N.A.S. stations including Crystal Palace, Pulham, Lee-on-Solent, Dunkirk and Strathbeg in Aberdeenshire, before transferring to the R.A.F. on 31 March 1918. He later lived with his wife Susan Winifred Spencer at 1...

Pair: Air Mechanic 1st Class J. V. L. Gooch, Royal Naval Air ServiceBritish War and Victory Medals (F.33481 J. V. L. Gooch. A.M.1 R.N.A.S.), very fine (2)James Vernon Lawson Gooch was born on 23 September 1892 at Bermondsey, Surrey, the son of Robert Stephen Gooch, who worked as a Post Office porter. Gooch followed his father and worked as a linesman with the G.P.O., before joining the R.N.A.S. as Air Mechanic 1st Class (Electrical) on 14 July 1917, and serving at Crystal Palace, Roehampton and Furness. He married Doris L. Bray at West Ham in October 1918 and died at Gosport in October 1969; s...

Pair: Sergeant A. J. Shaw, Royal Air Force and Royal Flying CorpsBritish War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaves (26056 A. Sgt. A. J. Shaw. R.A.F.), good very fine (2)Arthur James Shaw initially served with the Royal Flying Corps and earned a 'mention' in the rank of 1st Class Air Mechanic (London Gazette 12 January 1918, refers).Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Pair: H. Cameron, Merchant NavyBritish War Medal 1914-20 (H. Cameron); Mercantile Marine War Medal (H. Cameron), nearly 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.

Pair: Mariner J. English, Merchant NavyMercantile Marine War Medal (John English); British War Medal 1914-20 (John English), with original packets of issue, silk ribbons, boxes of issue and O.H.M.S. envelope of transmittal addressed to 'Mr J. English, 43 Church Road, Walton, Liverpool,' extremely fine (2)John English was born on 5 April 1856 at Liverpool, the son of Catherine English. The 1901 census records him living at 15 Hale Road in the City, serving as a Mariner in the Merchant Service. Married to Mary, the couple were parents to four children; sold with a Board of Trade Certificate name...

Six: G. H. Sage, Merchant NavyBritish War and Mercantile Marine War Medals (G. H. Sage); 1939-45 Star; Pacific Star; War Medal 1939-45; New Zealand War Service Medal, mounted as worn, the third to fifth privately named 'G. H. Sage. M.N.', very fine (6)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(†) Three: Seaman H. Rowlands, Merchant NavyBritish War Medal 1914-20 (Harris Rowlands); Defence and War Medals 1939-45, very fine (3)Harris Rowlands was born at Holyhead and served with the Merchant Navy during the Great War; sold with five ROSPA safe driving medals by Fattorini and J. R. Gaunt, two named to the recipient on the reverse.Subject to 20% VAT on both Hammer Price and Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) 'Sz-z-z-upp! Sz-z-z-upp! Sz-z-z-upp! Sz-z-z-upp!"By Jove! Those were close. Get out quick before the next salvo." "Ikona! We're as safe here as anywhere.""---- it! I have come out without my pants. And I've left my tin hat behind"Why on earth any one wants any reminiscences of France, I can't think. I only want to forget it all toute de suite. Just imagine any one retaining pleasant recollections of "All Guns action!" at 04.00 on a winter's morning, with all that it means - groping, half awake, for hand-spikes; falling over cartridge boxes on a pitch black night; stumbling into shell-holes...

(x) Seven: Temporary Staff Sergeant C. K. Cowan, Special Signal Service, late South African Field Artillery 1914-15 Star (Pte. C. K. Cowan 1st Infantry.); British War and bilingual Victory Medals (Bombr. C. K. Cowan. S.A.F.A.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; War Medal 1939-45; Africa Service Medal 1939-45, the last four all officially impressed '289543 C. K. Cowan', very fine (7)Conley Kenneth Cowan attested for the South African Field Artillery on 3 September 1915 and embarked at Durban for Egypt aboard H.M.T. Eastern on 8 July 1917 having witnessed previous service in East Africa. Disembarking a...

Five: Sergeant H. R. Coertzen, South Africa Police, late Bethal Commando, South African Forces1914-15 Star (Burg. H. R. Coertzen Bethal Kdo.); British War and Victory Medals (Burg. H. R. Coertzen. Bethal Kdo.); South Africa War Service Medal 1939-45; South Africa Police, Faithful Service Medal (7417 'F' 1/Sergeant. H. R. Coertzen), edge nicks and contact marks to Great War awards, nearly very fine (5)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Three: Driver H. Reid, No. 26 South African Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, late South African Irish Regiment1914-15 Star (H. Reid S.A. Irish Rgt.); British War and bilingual Victory Medals (Dvr. H. Reid. S.A.S. R.F.C.), good very fine (3)Harry Reid attested for the South African Irish Regiment on 6 October 1914 and served with the mechanised transport at Zomba, Malawi, and Kilwa, Tanzania. Suffering variously from blackwater fever, malaria and pneumonia and recorded as 'dangerously ill' at Dar es Salaam on 4 September 1917, Reid returned home to Roberts Heights and soon thereafter applied f...

(x) Three: Corporal A. E. Langley, 8th South African InfantryBritish War and bilingual Victory Medals (Cpl. A. E. Langley. 8th S.A.I.), with Bronze Memorial Plaque (Alfred Edward Langley), the last with vertical wearing pin soldered to reverse, good very fine (3)Alfred Edward Langley attested for the 8th South African Infantry on 25 November 1915 and was taken on strength five days later. A postman by occupation, he trained at Potchefstroom before being posted in February 1917 to Mingoyo, Tanzania. It was here that he suffered from measles and a reoccurrence of malaria, being sent to hospital...

(x) Pair: Private A. A. Penton, 1st South African InfantryBritish War and bilingual Victory Medals (Pte. A. A. Penton. 1st. S.A.I.), good very fine (2)A. A. Penton was honourably discharged on 11 November 1918; sold with original Discharge Certificate, this torn, folded and fragile.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) Pair: Private F. Brown, 1st South African Infantry BrigadeBritish War and bilingual Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaves (Pte. F. Brown. 1st. S.A.I.), good very fine and better (2)Fred Brown was born in 1893 at Oudshoorn, Western Cape, the son of Eveline Brown of 102 Mooi Street, Johannesburg. A married bootmaker, he was taken on strength by the 3rd S.A.I. and posted to 'A' Company on 10 September 1916 after spending 42 days beforehand being 'rendered dentally fit'. Posted to Kilindini in June 1916, he returned to Cape Town five months later having repeatedly suffered from malaria and was dem...

(x) Pair: Private W. F. Fuller, 10th South African InfantryBritish War and bilingual Victory Medals (Pte. W. F. Fuller. 10th S.A.I.), very fine (2)William Frederick Fuller attested for the 8th South African Infantry and was taken on strength on 11 December 1915. Transferring to 'B' Company of the 10th South African Infantry a few days later, Fuller witnessed brief service in East Africa but was continually admitted to hospital with sore feet and malaria. The latter resulted in a return to Potchefstroom and Roberts Heights, where he was struck off strength on 13 December 1917 having failed to r...

(x) Pair: Private A. J. Daly, 6th South African InfantryBritish War and bilingual Victory Medals (Pte. A. J. Daly. 6th S.A.I.), good very fine (2)Aiden Joseph Daly attested for the 6th South African Infantry on 3 December 1915 and witnessed brief service in British East Africa before being discharged as medically unfit at Durban Hospital on 18 May 1916, the result of corneal disease. Daly likely returned home to his wife who was living at that time at 115 Parliament Street, Port Elizabeth; sold with copied service record.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premi...

(x) Pair: Private J. J. Labuschagne, 2nd and 7th South African InfantryBritish War Medal 1914-20 (Pte. J. J. Labuschagne. 2nd S.A.I.); bilingual Victory Medal 1914-19 (Pte. J. J. Labuschagne. 7th S.A.I.), very fine (2)Johannes Jacobus Labuschagne served as Transport Driver with the 7th South African Infantry in East Africa from 20 August 1917-25 December 1917. Disembarking at Durban and granted leave from 23 January 1918-25 February 1918, he returned to service at Potchefstroom where it was discovered that he was under age. Taken on strength on 8 May 1918, he was finally demobilised on 30 Janu...

(x) Pair: Gunner R. T. Hewson, South African Field ArtilleryBritish War and bilingual Victory Medals (Gnr. R. T. Hewson. S.A.F.A.), very fine and better (2)Robert Thornton Hewson served with the 34th South African Field Artillery at Kilindini, British East Africa, from 10 July 1916-21 December 1916. Discharged permanently unfit at Potchefstroom on 6 August 1917, he was awarded a Silver War Badge and returned home to his wife Eleanor who was living at 41 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town; sold with copied service record.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s P...

(x) Pair: Gunner E. H. Robinson, South African Field ArtilleryBritish War and bilingual Victory Medals (Gnr. E. H. Robinson. S.A.F.A.), very fine (2)Edmund Herbert Robinson attested for the South African Field Artillery on 25 November 1915 and embarked for Kajiado, British East Africa, aboard Armadale Castle on 10 January 1916. Discharged medically unfit as a result of chronic orchitis, he returned home to Maitland and was admitted to No. 2 General Hospital where he spent almost a month; sold with copied service record.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium...

(x) Pair: Corporal D. J. McLead, South African Heavy ArtilleryBritish War and bilingual Victory Medals (Cpl. D. J. McLead. S.A.H.A.), minor stain to obverse of second, otherwise good very fine (2)Daniel Joseph McLead attested for the South African Heavy Artillery on 30 September 1915 and was posted to No. 73 Battery on 5 November 1915. Embarking for France on 17 October 1916, he was admitted to hospital on 19 July 1917 suffering from gas poisoning as a result of shellfire. Sent to Base Depot at Rouen and on to No. 18 General Hospital at Etaples, it took him over a month to recover before being...

An unusual group of four awarded to Major A. Peebles, Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway Rifles, later Civil Defence CorpsBritish War Medal 1914-20 (Lieut. Peebles.); Defence Medal 1939-45; Coronation 1953; Indian Volunteer Forces Officers’ Decoration, G.V.R., reverse engraved 'Capt. A. Peebles. M. & S. M. Ry. Rif. A.F.I.', mounted as worn, good very fine (4)Archibald Peebles was born on 11 August 1888 and was educated at Glasgow Academy, serving in their Officer Training Corps contingent, from which he was commissioned in November 1908. Taking work on the Indian Railways, he would be advanc...

Nine: Subadar Major F. S. Khan, Punjab Regiment, Indian ArmyIndian Title Badge, G.VI.R., Khan Sahib, silver and enamel (Subadar Major Fateh Sher Khan 2nd June 1943); 1914-15 Star (1347 Nk. Fateh Sher. 67 Pjbs.); British War Medal 1914-20 (1347 Hav. Fateh Sher, 67 Pjb's.); Victory Medal, erased; India General Service 1908-35, clasp, Waziristan 1921-24 (Jem. Fateh Sher, 1-2 Punjab R.); War Medal 1939-45; Coronation 1937; Indian Recruiting Medal, G.VI.R., numbered '1042' to reverse; Pakistan Independence Medal, unnamed as issued, the suspension to third bent, mounted court-style as worn, nearly v...

Nine: Flying Officer A. Johnstone, Royal Air ForceGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Southern Desert, Iraq (336800. Cpl. A. Johnstone. R.A.F.); 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45 with M.I.D. oak leaf; Coronation 1937; Coronation 1953; Royal Air Force L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R. (336800 F/Sgt. A. Johnstone. R.A.F.); Iraq, Kingdom, Active Service Medal, no clasp, mounted as worn, very fine and better (9)Alfred Johnstone was awarded his L.S. & G.C. on 2 September 1937 and was granted a commission for the duration of hostilities as Flying Officer on probation within the Administrativ...

Pair: Lance-Naik M. Jan, Tochi ScoutsIndia General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 (5556 Sep. Mad Jan, Tochi Scouts.); India General Service 1936-39, 2 clasps, North West Frontier 1936-37, North West Frontier 1937-39 (5556 L-Naik Mad Jan, Tochi Scouts.), officially re-impressed, the second clasp separate to second, nearly very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Six: Private H. Colley, Royal East Kent Regiment India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, Burma 1930-32 (6284180 Pte. H. Colley. The Buffs.); 1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Coronation 1953, mounted as worn, very fine (6)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Private G. Mulholland, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, taken a prisoner of war in May 1940India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1935 (2977391 Pte. G. Mulholland. A. & S.H.); India General Service 1936-39, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1936-37 (2977391 Pte. G. Mulholland. A.& S.H.), extremely fine (2) G. Mulholland served initially with the 2nd Battalion on the North West Frontier. Transferred to the 6th Battalion, he was taken prisoner of war on 28 May 1940 in France; sold with copied roll and casualty list extracts.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more...

Pair: Compounder F. Haq, Civilian Medical Department and Indian Hospital CorpsIndia General service 1936-39, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1936-37 (Compounder Fazal Haq. Civ. Med. Dept.); General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, S.E. Asia 1945-46 (Compounder Fazal Haq Ind Hospt. Cps), engraved naming, good very fine (2)The role of a compounder was to create medication. During the Second World War, the lack of nurses in Indian hospitals meant that the care of patients was in practice provided by relatives and semi-trained personnel holding a series of titles, including ward boys, orderlies, sweepers,...

Four: Private W. F. Griffiths, South Wales BorderersIndia General Service 1936-39, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1936-37 (3907863 Pte. W. F. Griffiths. S. Wales Bord.); 1939-45 Star; France & Germany Star; War Medal 1939-45, good very fine (4)W. F. Griffiths served with the 1st Battalion on the North West Frontier and subsequently transferred to the 2nd Battalion; sold with copied roll extract.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Six: Rifleman J. Hughes, Royal Ulster RiflesIndia General Service 1936-39, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1937-39 (7011125 Rfmn. J. Hughes. R. U. Rif.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals, mounted as worn, very fine (6)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Rifleman Tekbahadur Thapa, 2/1st Gurkha RiflesIndia General Service 1935-39, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1937-39 (7439 Rfn. Tekbahadur Thapa, 2-1 G.R.); 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, good very fine (5)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Flight Sergeant W. T. Edwards, Royal Air ForceIndia General Service 1936-39, 2 clasps, North West Frontier 1936-37, North West Frontier 1937-39 (560599. L.A.C. W. T. Edwards. R.A.F.); Royal Air Force L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R. (560599 F/Sgt. W. T. Edwards. R.A.F.), mounted court-style by Spink & Son Ltd., nearly extremely fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Three: Private E. C. Puckett, Hampshire Regiment, taken prisoner of war on Sicily in July 1943General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (5499321 Pte. E. C. Puckett. Hamps. R.); 1939-45 Star; War Medal 1939-45, good very fine (3)E. C. Puckett served with the 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment during the Second World War. He was posted missing on 20 July 1943 and later confirmed as a prisoner of war at Sicily. Puckett was eventually interned at Lamsdorf; sold with copied confirmation.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Three: Private G. A. F. Crooknorth, The Buffs, taken prisoner of war at Dunkirk in 1940General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (6284790. Pte. G. A. F. Crooknorth. The Buffs.); 1939-45 Star; War Medal 1939-45, good very fine (3)G. A. F. Crooknorth served with the 2nd Battalion and was captured at Dunkirk between 10 May - 16 June 1940, having previously served on the Escaut Canal. Crooknorth was interned at Stalag 344, Lamsdorf; sold with copied research.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Three: Guardsman J. Walker, Coldstream GuardsGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (2656113 Gdsmn. J. Walker. C. Gds.); 1939-45 Star; War Medal 1939-45, good very fine (3)J. Walker enlisted in the Coldstream Guards on 8 November 1933 and served with the 3rd Battalion in Palestine. Transferred to the reserve in 1937, he returned for active service during the Second World War. Having seen action at Dunkirk, he would likely have shared in the actions at 'The Dyle' and at the Escault Canal. Walker was discharged on 5 August 1940, likely on account of his actions during the summer.Subject to...

Four: Sergeant B. Upton, Royal Berkshire RegimentGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (5334111 Pte. B. Upton. R. Berks. R.); 1939-45 Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, these last three all privately impressed 'Sgt. A. F. Upton. 534111 R. Berks. Regt.', very fine (4)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Four: Lance Sergeant W. Johnson, Coldstream Guards, taken prisoner of war in North Africa on 20 June 1942General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (2657613 Gdsmn. W. Johnson. C. Gds.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star, clasp, 8th Army; War Medal 1939-45, very fine (4)W. Johnson first saw active service with the Coldstream Guards in Palestine and was with the 3rd Battalion in North Africa during the Second World War. He was taken a prisoner of war in the 'Knightsbridge Box' around Tobruk on 20 June 1942 and saw out the remainder of the war at Camp 344, Lamsdorf (Prisoner No. 31040); sold with copied...

Four: Lance Corporal R. R. Hitchins, 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps, who was killed in action on 22 November 1941General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (554015 Tpr. R. R. Hitchins. 11-H.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; War Medal 1939-45, very fineReginald Ralph Hitchins, a native of Bristol, was born in 1925 and served with the 11th Hussars in Palestine. Having served as part of the ad hoc Flying Column named 'Combeforce' that served in Libya with Armoured Cars during late 1940. Hitchins was killed in action on 22 November 1941 and is commemorated upon the Alamein M...

Four: Private B. W. Poole, The Buffs, who died in June 1946 having endured years as a prisoner of warGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (6284765. Pte. B. Poole. The Buffs.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; War Medal 1939-45, good very fine (4)Basil Worsley Poole was born on 5 March 1910 at Ramsgate, Kent and enlisted in The Buffs on 17 February 1931. He served in 'C' Company, 2nd Battalion that joined the 1st Battalion in India 1937 and Palestine, being discharged on 5 July 1939. Re-joining in August 1939, Poole served in Egypt from 9 January 1941 and was taken a prisoner of war on 15 Dece...

Four: Private E. S. Miles, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, taken a prisoner of war at the Fall of SingaporeGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (3855416 Pte. E. S. Miles. Loyal R.); 1939-45 Star; Pacific Star; War Medal 1939-45, good very fine (4)Edward Stephen Miles, a native of Madeline Street, Liverpool, enlisted in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in November 1934 and was taken a prisoner of war at the Fall of Singapore on 15 February 1942. The Japanese had landed on Singapore Island on 8 February. Some counter-attacks were attempted, including at Bukit Timah on 11 February by t...

Four: Private J. F. Adkins, Sherwood ForestersGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (4975294 Pte. J. F. Adkins. Foresters.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; War Medal 1939-45, good very fine (4)J. F. Adkins served with the 1st Battalion in Palestine and was taken a prisoner of war in Cyrenaica on 20 June 1942 during the fierce actions around Tobruk and in the famous 'Knightsbridge Box' to the west of the city; sold with copied Casualty Lists.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Four: Private L. Lyons, Essex RegimentGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (6010660 Pte. L. Lyons. Essex. R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; War Medal 1939-45, nearly extremely fineConfirmed upon roll.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Four: Private C. Campbell, King's Own RegimentGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (4531990. Pte. C. Campbell. King's Own. R.); Africa Star, clasp, 8th Army; 1939-45 Star; Defence Medal 1939-45, mounted as worn in this order, very fine (4)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) A fine 'Special Operations' group of five to Trooper K. R. F. Nicol, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, late 1st (Royal) Dragoons, who served with No. 3 Commando in the Lofoten Raids and with the Chindits in their 1944 campaignGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (1397118 Tpr. K. R. F. Nicol. The Royals.); 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, mounted as worn, good very fine (5)Kenneth Robert Frederick Nicol was born at Reigate, Kent in 1919. He enlisted into The Honourable Artillery Company before joining the 1st (Royal) Dragoons on 26 June 1938. He served...

Five: Warrant Officer Class II C. L. Taylor, Royal EngineersGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (1863181 Sjt. C. L. Taylor. R.E.); France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 1st issue, Regular Army (1863181 W.O.Cl.2. C. L. Taylor. R.E.), mounted as worn, very fine (5)Served in Palestine with Provisional Establishment Works Services attached 56th Field Company, Royal Engineers; sold with copied roll extract.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Sergeant C. Judge, Royal West Kent RegimentGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (6343294. Pte. J. Judge. R. W. Kent. R.); 1939-45 Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, mounted court-style as worn, very fine (5)Served with the 2nd Battalion in Palestine; sold together with a mounted group of three commemorative medals comprising General Service Cross; Front Line Britain 1994; National Service Medal, each privately named '6343294 Sgt. C. Judge. C. R. M. Police'.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Corporal A. Moore, Leicestershire Regiment, killed in action whilst a member of the 'British Battalion' at the Battle of Kampar, 30 December 1941General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (4857752 Pte. A. Moore. Leic. R.); India General Service 1936-39, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1937-39 (4857752 Pte. A. Moore. Leic. R.); 1939-45 Star; Pacific Star; War Medal 1939-45, surname on first officially corrected, otherwise good very fine (5)Arthur Moore, a native of Newcastle upon Tyne, was born in 1917 and enlisted in the Leicestershire Regiment on 23 July 1935. Having seen active service i...

Five: Private L. G. Hitchings, Dorsetshire Regiment, late Essex Regiment, killed in action in Normandy on 7 August 1944General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (6584698 Pte. L. G. Hitchings. Essex. R.); 1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, good very fine (5)Leonard George Hitchings was born in 1910 and served in Palestine with the Essex Regiment. Transferred to the Dorsetshire Regiment, he served with the 4th Battalion and would have landed in France on D+17, seeing their first heavy action during the battles around Malmot and Hill 112 from 10 July. The act...

Five: Corporal J. H. Talbot, Royal Northumberland FusiliersGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (4256729 Cpl. J. H. Talbot. R. North'd. Fus.); 1939-45 Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals, good very fine (5)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Fusilier J. J. Ferguson, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, wounded in action in the Western Desert in 1942General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (4270143 Fsr. J. J. Ferguson. R. North'd. Fus.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star, clasp, 1st Army; Italy Star; War Medal 1939-45, mounted as worn, good very fine (5)J. J. Ferguson was wounded in action in the Western Desert whilst serving with the 1st Battalion on 17 June 1942; sold with copied Casualty List.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Sergeant H. F. Green, Coldstream Guards, who died at home in November 1945 having spent some three years behind the wire, having gone 'in the bag' at TobrukGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (2656703. Cpl. H. F. Green. C. Gds.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, minor official correction to number on first, otherwise good very fine (5)Harold Fiddian Green, a native of Welford-upon-Avon, was born on 19 May 1914 and enlisted in the Coldstream Guards on 25 September 1934. Having served two tours in Palestine, he served with the 3rd Battalion in the Middle E...

Five: Colour Sergeant C. Prosser, Welch RegimentGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (3959056 C/Sjt. C. Prosser. Welch. R.); 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, very fine (5)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Private E. J. Drury, Royal Sussex Regiment, who died at sea in 1942General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (6398102 Pte. E. Drury. R. Suss. R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, good very fine, together with a Royal Sussex Regiment cap Badge (5)E. J. Drury served with the 1st Battalion in Palestine and died at sea on 13 October 1942; sold with copied roll extracts.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Corporal A. R. Stocks, Essex Regiment, who died on 16 May 1944General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (6596188 Pte. A. R. Stocks. Essex. R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Burma Star; War Medal 1939-45, good very fine (5)Alfred Richard Stocks was born in 1915, a native of Southend-on-Sea. Having served with the Regiment in Palestine, he saw further action in Africa and Burma during the Second World War. Stocks died at home on 16 May 1944 and is buried in Eastwood (St. Laurence and All Saints) Churchyard, Essex, one of eight CWGC burials.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more in...

Five: Private W. J. W. McLaughlin, Highland Light InfantryGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (6978336 Pte. W. McLaughlin. H.L.I.); 1939-45 Star; France & Germany Star; Defence & War Medals 1939-45, good very fine (5)William James Ward McLaughlin was born at Londonderry in 1921. Having served with the regiment in Palestine, he saw action during the North West Europe campaign with the 2nd Battalion and died as a result of an accident on 13 February 1946 and is buried in the Munster Heath Cemetery, Germany; sold with copied research.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more informa...

Five: Private J. Peach, North Staffordshire RegimentGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (5048927 Pte. J. Peach. N. Staff. R.); 1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, mounted as worn, contact marks, very fine (5)Served with the 2nd Battalion in Palestine; sold with copied roll extract.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Private R. A. Bruton, Essex RegimentGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (6010872 Pte. R. A. Bruton. Essex. R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; France and Germany Star; War Medal 1939-45, good very fine (5)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Private E. V. Jordan, The BuffsGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (16284964 Pte. E. V. Jordan. The Buffs.); 1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, mounted as worn, very fine (5)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Corporal G. W. C. Shaw, Royal EngineersGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (1871804 T/Cpl. G, W. C. Shaw. R.E.); 1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, good very fine (5)Served with 54th Field Company, Royal Engineers.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Sergeant S. Munton, West Yorkshire RegimentGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (4535867. Sgt. S. Munton. W. York. R.); 1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals, mounted as worn, very fine (5)Confirmed upon roll as serving with the 2nd Battalion in Palestine.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Private J. Price, The BuffsGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (6285506. Pte. J. Price. The Buffs.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star, clasp, 8th Army; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, edge nicks, very fine (5)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Private R. Newman, King's Own (Liverpool) RegimentGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (6084241. Pte. R. Newman. King's. Own. R.); 1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, mounted as worn, official corrections to first, good very fine (5)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Private J. Dunn, Royal Army Medical CorpsGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (7260439 Pte. J. Dunn. R.A.M.C); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star, copy clasp, 8th Army; France and Germany Star; War Medal 1939-45, good very fine (5)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Private R. Miles, Royal Sussex RegimentGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (6398864 Pte. R. Miles. R. Suss. R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star, clasp, 8th Army; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, good very fine (5)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Private T. Jackman, Royal Berkshire RegimentGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (80794 Pte. T. Jackman. R. Berks. R.); 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, good very fine (5)Sold with copied roll extract.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Rifleman A. Boot, Rifle BrigadeGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (6912898 Rfmn. A. Boot. Rif. Brig.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; France and Germany Star; War Medal 1939-45, good very fine (5)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Rifleman T. Harrison, Rifle BrigadeGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (6913380 Rfmn. T. Harrison. Rif. Brig.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, mounted as worn, very fine (5)Served with the 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade in Palestine; sold with copied roll extract.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Rifleman R. Green, Rifle BrigadeGeneral Service 1918-62, 2 clasps, Palestine, Palestine 1945-48 (6913000 Rfmn. R. Green. Rif. Brig.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, small test mark over rank, otherwise good very fine (5)Confirmed upon roll with the 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. The 2nd Battalion served with distinction during the Second World War, their crowning glory being the legendary 'Snipe' V.C. action during El Alamein in October 1942 - described by one senior commander as ‘one of the finest actions of the War’.SnipeCommanded by Lieutenant-Colonel V. B....

Six: Private E. G. Headon, Welch Regiment, who died as a prisoner of war in 1945 having previously been captured at the fall of CreteGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (4077002 Pte. E. Headon. Welch. R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, good very fine, together with a badge with the word 'Athens' applied to the last two (6)Ernest Gomer Headon was born at Ystalyfera, Glamorgan in 1919 and served initially on active service in Palestine. Ordered to Crete with the 1st Battalion in February 1941, the unit numbered approximately 21 Officers and around...

Six: Warrant Officer Class II R. J. E. Betts, Royal Tanks, late Essex RegimentGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (6008130 Sjt. R. Betts. Essex. R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 2nd issue, Regular Army (6008130 W. O. Cl. 2. R. J. E. Betts. R. Tks.), official correction to unit on first, good very fine (6)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Six: Company Sergeant-Major E. I. Wallbridge, Hampshire Regiment, taken a prisoner of war during the crossing of the Garigliano, 19 January 1944General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (2030574. Pte. E. J. Wallbridge. Hamps. R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star, clasp, 1st Army; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, note initials, very fine (6)Ernest Ivor Wallbridge, a native of Cosham, Portsmouth, was born on 21 February 1914 and enlisted in the Hampshire Regiment on 22 January 1934. Having seen active service in Palestine, he served with the 2nd Battalion in North Africa and Italy, before...

Six: Squadron Quarter Master Sergeant R. Halford, Royal SignalsGeneral Service 1918-62, 2 clasps, Palestine, Malaya (2323545. A/Cpl. R. Halford. R. Signals.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Army L.S. & G.C., E.II.R., Regular Army (2323545 S.Q.M.S. R. Halford. R. Sigs.), mounted as worn, private rivets between clasps on first and minor corrections, very fine, together with corresponding miniature awards (12)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Six: Gunner P. V. Martin, Royal Artillery, late Hampshire Regiment, who died of wounds in Italy in July 1944General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (5498920. Pte. P. V. Martin. Hamps. R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, good very fine (6)Percy Victor Martin was born in 1920 at Portsmouth, Hampshire and first saw active service in Palestine with the Hampshire Regiment. Transferred to the Royal Artillery, he served in Africa and Italy with the 17th Medium Regiment and died of wounds on 18 July 1944. Martin is buried in the Ancona War Cemetery; sold wit...

Six: Private J. R. Graham, Monmouthshire Regiment, late Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, who was wounded during the North West Europe campaignGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (5948895 Pte. J. R. Graham. Bedfs. & Herts. R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star, clasp, 8th Army; France & Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, mounted court-style as worn, first with retaining bar above clasp and polished, the remainder very fine (6)J. R. Graham served in Palestine with the 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment before transferring to the 2nd Battalion, Monmouthshir...

Six: Rifleman B. Berwick, Rifle BrigadeGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (6913224 Rfmn. B. Berwick. Rif. Brig.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, good very fine (6)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Six: Private F. Keeble, Essex RegimentGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (849538 Pte. F. Keeble. Essex R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, very fine (6)Sold with copied roll extract.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Six: Private N. Seaton, Lincolnshire RegimentGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (4800347 Pte. N. Seaton. Linc. R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, very fine (6)Served with the 2nd Battalion in Palestine; sold with roll extract.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Six: Private G. Cotton, Royal Sussex RegimentGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (6398473 Pte. G. Cotton. R. Suss. R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, mounted court-style as worn, very fine (6)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Six: Private P. J. Watkins, Hampshire RegimentGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (5496281. Pte. P. J. Watkins. Hamps. R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals, mounted as worn, minor official correction to surname, very fine (6)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Six: Private R. Moore, Welch Regiment & Royal Scots Fusiliers, having spent time as a prisoner of war, he was returned to action only to be wounded in North West Europe in September 1944General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (3957232 Pte. R. Moore. Welch. R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals, mounted as worn, very fine (6)R. Moore was posted missing in action in the Middle East on 28 January 1942, being taken a prisoner of war. Having been released, he was returned to England in 1943 and re-enlisted for active service with the 11th Battalion, Roy...

Six: Private W. Sexton, Welch Regiment, who went 'in the bag' on Crete before being repatriated in time to serve in North West EuropeGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (3959061 Pte. W. Sexton. Welch. R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals, mounted as worn, good very fine (6)W. Sexton was taken a prisoner of war with the Welch Regiment on Crete on 2 June 1941, when the unit were overun by fanatical German paratroopers. Returned to England in 1943, the inclusion of the France and Germany Star clearly suggests he appeared again in the field of con...

Six: Private W. S. Elmer, Manchester RegimentGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (3525742 Pte. W. S. Elmer. Manch.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, mounted as worn, very fine (6)Only the 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment served in Burma during the Second World War.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Seven: Platoon Commander (Acting Lieutenant) J. D. French, Hampshire Regiment, who was wounded in action during the Battles for Monte CassinoIndia General Service 1936-39, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1936-39 (5497129 Pte. J. French. Hamps. R.); General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (5497129. Pte. J. D. French. Hamps. R.); 1939-45 Star, privately engraved '5497129 Sgt D. J. French Royal Hampshire Regt.'; Africa Star, clasp, 1st Army, privately engraved '5497129 Sgt D. J. French Royal Hampshire Regt.'; Italy Star, privately engraved '5497129 A/C.Q.M.S. D. J. French Royal Hampshire Regt.';...

Seven: Sergeant W. Brown, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who had a quite remarkable war, having served in the Western Desert and been captured on Crete, he hit a 'home run' and escaped from prisoner of war camp in Turkey, only to be killed in action in North West Europe in October 1944General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (2982310 Pte. W. Brown. A. & S. H.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals, good very fine (7)William Brown, a native of Wakley, Sheffield, was born in 1920 and first saw active service in Palestine. By the time of th...

Seven: Staff Sergeant H. Bird, Royal EngineersGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (3047374 Spr. H. Bird. R.E.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., Regular Army (3047374 S/Sjt. H. Bird. R.E.), mounted as worn, lacquered, very fine (7)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Eight: Sergeant A. Wilson, Royal SignalsGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine (2323507. Sgln. A. Wilson. R. Signals.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Army L.S. & G.C., E.II.R., Regular Army (2323507 Sgt. A. Wilson. R. Sigs.); Malta, 50th Anniversary Medal, first six mounted as worn, good very fine (8)Alfred Wilson, a native of Dundee, was awarded the Malta 50th Anniversary Medal in June 1993; sold with named box of issue for the L.S. & G.C. and letter of award from the Maltese Cabinet Officer for the last.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s...

(x) A poignant replacement group of eight awarded to Seaman N. J. Edwards, Royal Navy, who survived the loss of H.M.S. Repulse near Kuantan off the East Coast of Malaya, but was later captured and became a Japanese Prisoner of War1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Pacific Star; War Medal 1939-45; Naval General Service 1915-62, 1 clasp, Bomb and Mine Clearance 1945-53 (JX166603 N J Edwards L. Sea RN Replacement); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., E.II.R. (JX166603 N. J. Edwards PO H.M.S. Defiance Replacement); Dunkirk Medal 1940; Belgium, King Albert I Veteran's Medal, swing mounted on modern ribbons, good ver...

(x) A Second World War campaign group of three awarded to Signalman J. D. D. Perring, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, who survived the loss of the aircraft carrier Hermes when she was sunk by Japanese dive-bombers near Batticaloa1939-45 Star; War Medal 1939-45; Africa Service Medal 1939-45, all officially impressed '69099 J. D. D. Perring', very fine (3)John Dewar Deeble Perring was born on 14 September 1923 at Johannesburg, the elder son of John Baxter Perring of Fish Hoek, Cape Town. Educated at King Edward School, Johannesburg, and St. Andrews College, Bloemfontein, Perring joined the Royal...

Six: Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class W. Cope, Royal NavyNaval General Service 1915-62, 2 clasps, Palestine 1936-39, Minesweeping 1945-51 (MX.51967 W. Cope. E.R.A.4. R.N.); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star, clasp, France and Germany; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R. (MX. 51967 W. Cope. E.R.A.2. H.M.S. Saker.), the second clasp to first attached with thread, mounted as worn, very fine and better (6)William Cope was born on 19 December 1908, the son of Walter Cope, general labourer in a dye works, of 78 Peel Street, Derby. A fitter by trade, Cope joined the Royal Navy on...

Seven: Acting Petty Officer K. V. Staddon, Royal Navy1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star, clasp, France and Germany; Africa Star, clasp, North Africa 1942-43; War Medal 1939-45; Naval General Service 1915-62, 1 clasp, Malaya (C/JX.156452 K. V. Staddon Ldg.Smn. R.N.); Korea 1953 (C/JX.156452 K. V. Staddon A/P.O. R.N.); U.N. Korea 1950-54, unnamed as issued, good very fine (7)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Six: Chief Engine Room Artificer R. G. Allen, Royal Navy1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Africa Star; Burma Star, clasp, Pacific; War Medal 1939-45; Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R. (MX52534. R. G. Allen. C.E.R.A. H.M.S. Battleaxe.), minor contact marks to last, very fine (6)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

A poignant Dunkirk 1940 group of three awarded to Private G. T. J. Knight, Oxford & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, who was killed in during the frenetic last stand at Hazebrouck1939-45 Star; War Medal 1939-45; Dunkirk Medal, nearly extremely fine (3)George Thomas Joseph Knight was born on 2 April 1915, the son of J. and E. R. Knight of 'Lansdown', Healey Avenue, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Called up on 1 September 1939, he served at Dunkirk as a Private (No. 5383597) with 'D' Company, 1st Battalion, Oxford & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. On 27-28 May 1940, this Battalion held trenches in...

Five: Private J. Hall, King's Own Royal Regiment1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45 Star; Efficiency Medal, Territorial, G.VI.R. (4436335 Pte. J. Hall, King's Own R. R.), very fine (5)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Six: Staff Sergeant G. H. James, Royal Engineers1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., Regular Army (1866479 S/Sjt. G. H. James. R.E.), mounted as worn, last with minor official correction to rank, very fine (6)G. H. James was wounded on 3 September 1942 in the Western Desert whilst serving with 209 Field Company, Royal Engineers. He would appear to have returned for action in Italy, when the Company broke the record for the longest span of Bailey Bridge, building 190ft to get the blown Randazzo Viaduct back into action on 25 September...

Seven: Captain W. Darkin, 56th (1st London) Divisional Signals1939-45 Star; Africa Star, clasp, 8th Army; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Efficiency Decoration, Territorial, G.VI.R., 2nd type, with additional service bar, both officially dated '1950'; Poland, Republic, Monte Cassino Cross, reverse numbered '49641', mounted as worn, the first three gilded, the fourth and fifth silvered, good very fine (7)Sold with two original card identity tags named '69477 Capt Darkin W', with a small bronze Bexley Heath & District Motor Cycling Club fob, the reverse engraved 'Langmaid Trial. 1939...

The campaign group of five awarded to Major I. D. Adams, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, who was wounded in the bocages in Normandy in July 1944, he subsequently had a successful career in the Diplomatic Service and appears to have earned an M.B.E. in later life1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine 1945-48 (Major. I. D. Adams. Warwick.), mounted as worn, good very fine (5)[M.B.E. (Civil Division)] London Gazette 12 June 2004 (Chair, Manor of Kennington Residents Association):For services to Social Housing and to the community in...

The scarce and intriguing 'S.O.E.' group of five to Sergeant H. Hargreaves, a radio-wireless operator who performed invaluable services while attached to the Slovenian partisans under Marshal Tito; in addition to rescuing hundreds of Allied airmen, these partisans harried German supply lines and tied down the German 75th Corps, causing its surrender1939-45 Star; Africa Star, with '8th Army' clasp; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, mounted swing-style as worn, with related miniatures, mounted swing-style as worn, and a 'ZZB Nob Slovenue' enamel lapel badge and a sports badge, nearly e...

'Stuart Simmonds was an influential teacher of classical Thai literature whose often unscripted lectures were always lively, thought-provoking and entertaining. His students will remember him as an impressive speaker and skilful raconteur who was able to bring exotic Thai literary characters to life in the classrooms of a British University.He was one of the very few Western scholars who found the daunting task of understanding Thai classical poetry a challenge and who managed to master the obscurity of its 'high style' vocabulary and 'eccentric syntax'.Between 1951 and 1967 he succeeded almos...

The campaign group of four awarded to Sergeant J. Howe, Durham Light Infantry, who won the M.M. and was twice wounded during the Second World War1939-45 Star; Africa Star, clasp, 8th Army; Defence and War Medals 1939-45 Star, in named box of issue to 'Mr J. Howe M.M., 27 Addison St., East Hendon, Sunderland, Durham' with enclosure with annotation for '5' awards, the address on box of issue faint, good very fine (4)[M.M.] London Gazette 12 May 1942 (Middle East).James Howe was born on 18 January 1919 at Sunderland. A blacksmith by trade, he enlisted in the Durham Light Infantry at Newcastle on...

Five: Lieutenant J. K. Tizard, Royal Army Medical Corps1939-45 Star; France & Germany Star; Defence and War Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaves; Efficiency Medal, G.VI.R., 1st issue, Territorial (6087029 S. Sjt. J. K. Tizard. R.A.M.C.), very fine (5)John Kenneth Tizard, a native of Dundonald, Northern Ireland was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corps on 7 April 1944 and earned a mention (London Gazette 8 November 1945, refers) for his service in North West Europe in the closing stages of the Second World War. Having taught science at Campbell College, he died in 1957 (Northern...

Five: Guardsman E. Robinson, Coldstream Guards, wounded during the North West Europe campaign1939-45 Star; France & Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine 1945-48 (2666756 Gdsm. E. Robinson. Coldm. Gds.), mounted as worn, good very fine (5)Edward Robinson was born at South Kirby, Yorkshire on 27 August 1923 and enlisted in the Coldstream Guards in March 1944. He served in North West Europe from 20 August 1945 and was wounded in the left leg by a blast caused by a mine on 4 May 1945. Subsequently serving in Palestine from 6 October 1945-18 Apri...

Six: Lance-Corporal G. W. Brown, Royal Signals1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf; Efficiency Medal, G.VI.R., 1st issue, Territorial (2580767 Sigmn. G. W. Brown. R. Sigs.), very fine (6)G. W. Brown served with the Royal Signals in the Middle East and Italy and earned a mention (London Gazette 13 January 1944, refers) before war's end; sold together with original M.I.D. certificate, this cropped to portrait.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Private J. E. Turner, Parachute Regiment, late Royal Engineers (Airborne Squadron)War Medal 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine 1945-48 (14951120 Dvr. J. E. Turner. R.E.), all but surname officially re-impressed, very fine (2)John Edward Turner, a native of Dukinfield, Cheshire, was born on 28 August 1924 and a brass moulder upon his enlistment with the Royal Army Service Corps on 15 March 1945. Transferred to the Royal Engineers he served as a Driver with the 3rd and 12th Airborne Squadrons (Indian Airborne Forces) before war's end. Passing Parachute Course 164 in July...

A Second World War group of six to T. E. Enticknap, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers1939-35 Star; Africa Star, with '1st Army' clasp; Italy Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, mounted swing-style as worn, with a 'St. John Ambulance Association' silver badge, 42mm, hallmarks for W. M. Dowler & Sons, Birmingham 1937, the reverse engraved '451398 THOMAS E ENTICKNAP' in serif capitals, very fine (6)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

1939-45 Star (2); Africa Star; Africa Star, clasp, 8th Army; Atlantic Star; copy Air Crew Europe Star; Italy Star; France and Germany Star; Burma Star (2); Pacific Star; Pacific Star, clasp, Burma; Defence Medal 1939-45 (2); War Medal 1939-45; India Service Medal 1939-45; U.N. Korea 1950-54, unnamed as issued, good fine to nearly very fine (17) Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

1939-45 Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Efficiency Decoration, G.VI.R., Territorial, reverse officially dated '1951', with top riband brooch bar; Greece, Kingdom, Medal for Military Merit, Fourth Class, bronze, clasp 1940, unnamed as issued, mounted as worn, very fine (6)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Africa Star; Italy Star, Burma Star, Pacific Star, unnamed as issued, good very fine (6)Sold with a National Safety First Association 5 Years Driver Award, silver, 5 clasps, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939, engraved to reverse 'F. Heath,' and a Legion of Frontiersman Long Service and Efficiency Medal.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

An unattributed Second World War group of four1939-45 Star, copy clasp, Battle of Britain; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45 with M.I.D. oak leaf, good very fine (4)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Six: Lieutenant-Colonel E. M. Ensor, Royal Army Medical CorpsAfrica Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 3 clasps, Palestine 1945-48, Malaya, Brunei (Capt. E. M. Ensor. R.A.M.C.); General Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Borneo (Lt. Col. E. M. Ensor. RAMC.), mounted as worn, the second and third clasps to fifth separate upon ribbon, good very fine (6)Edward Maurice Ensor was born on 15 February 1913 at Woolwich, London, the elder son of Major-General H. Ensor, Royal Army Medical Corps, of Osbornes, Hawkhurst, Kent. Awarded the Diploma of Licentiate of the Royal...

Ten: Sergeant P. J. O'Hanlon, Black Watch1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Korea 1950-53 (2991275 Cpl. P. O. Hanlon. B.W.); U.N. Korea 1950-54, unnamed as issued; Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Kenya (29912751 Sgt. P. O'Hanlon. B.W.); General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Cyprus (2991275 Cpl. P. J. O'Hanlon. B.W.), nearly very fine (10)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Six: Lance-Corporal G. Hope, Royal Artillery, late Welsh Regiment, South Wales Borderers and Royal Military Police1939-45 Star; Burma Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, S.E. Asia 1945-46 (14319286 Pte. G. Hope, S.W.B.), this last with official re-impressed naming, generally good very fine (6)George William Douglas Hope was born in Buxton, Derbyshire in 1924, one mile away from his family home in Chapel En Le Frith. Young George was called up to join the General Service Corps on 5 November 1942 and was posted to the Royal Artillery a...

Six: Bombardier P. J. Dawson, Royal Artillery1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine 1945-48 (6028400 Gnr. P. J. Downson. R.A.), mounted as worn, very fine (6)Served with 13th Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery in Palestine; sold together with corresponding miniature awards, riband bar and copied roll extract.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: CHM 1st Class K. S. Rawat, Indian Army Physical Training Corps1939-45 Star; Burma Star, both named '6993 CHM 1 Kushal Singh Rawat, I.A.P.T.C.; War Medal 1939-45 (6993 C/H/Maj. Kushal Singh Rawat. I.A.P.T.C.); India Service Medal 1939-45 (6993 CHM. Kushal Singh Rawat, I.A.P.T.C.); India Independence 1947 (6993 HI Khushal Singh Rawat, A.P.T.C.), edge knocks, polished throughout, good fine (5)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Signalman A. D. Khan, Pakistan Army Corps of SignalsPakistan Independence Medal 1947, officially impressed (6248364 Sigmn Allah Ditta Khan P. Sigs.); Pakistan Republic Medal, unnamed as issued; 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; War Medal 1939-45, nearly very fine (5)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India Service Medal 1939-45; Pakistan Independence Medal 1947 (Pjo-28624 Jem/Sup Allah Din R.P.A.S.C.); Indian Recruiting Badge, G.VI.R., silver and bronze, officially impressed to reverse '5981', complete with brooch bar, the number to second double-struck, very fine (3)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

'While jumping from his plane, his parachute caught fire and he died from his burns at Rosendael Casualty Clearing Station on the 3rd of June 1940. He was most cheerful and not in great pain. He passed into a coma a few hours before his death. He was a grand chap. You will judge how much to tell his relatives.'Major P. H. Newman, R.A.M.C., writing about the fate of Flying Officer H. P. Dixon in a letter sent from Oflag IX in March 1941.A well-documented and poignant Hurricane ace's 'Fall of France' campaign group of three awarded to Flying Officer H. P. Dixon, Auxiliary Air ForceA pre-war Camb...

A fine campaign group of six awarded to Air Commodore L. Taylor, C.B.E. Royal Air Force, thrice 'mentioned' for services during the Second World War1939-45 Star; Africa Star, clasp, North Africa 1942-43; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, with M.I.D. oak leaf; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Cyprus (Air Cdre. L. Taylor. R.A.F.); Coronation 1953, good very fine and most scarce to rank (6)[C.B.E.] London Gazette 1 January 1951.Leonard Taylor was born on 28 April 1902. Commissioned on 10 August 1925, he initially served as Stores Officer with No. 207 Squadron at R.A.F. Eastchurch. Promoted Squadro...

Five: Acting Squadron Leader P. C. Cummings, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Cadet Forces Medal, E.II.R. (Act. Sqn. Ldr. P. C. Cummings. R.A.F.V.R. (T)), mounted as worn, sold with corresponding miniature awards, nearly extremely fine (10)Peter Charles Cummings was appointed to a commission as Flying Officer in the R.A.F.V.R. Training Branch on 1 March 1950 (London Gazette 18 April 1950, refers); sold with box of issue for Cadet Forces Medal and copied research.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information pleas...

A group of three awarded to Flying Officer A. Bain, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, a man with a passion for football and who made a valuable contribution to the children of the north-eastDefence and War Medals 1939-45; Air Efficiency Award, G.VI.R., 1st issue (Fg. Off. A. Bain. R.A.F.V.R.), mounted court-style, minor edge bruise to last, good very fine (3)Archibald 'Archie' Bain was born on 1 April 1916 at Perth, Scotland, and was educated at Newcastle University. He served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve during the Second World War and was awarded his Royal Aero Club Aviators C...

Three: Acting Pilot Officer C. T. D. Nicholls, Royal Air ForceDefence and War Medals 1939-45; Royal Air Force L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 1st type (Act. Plt. Off. C. T. D. Nicholls. R.A.F.), nearly extremely fine (3)Sold with original Air Ministry slip confirming entitlement to Second World War awards, and a letter forwarding the L.S. & G.C. Medal to Flying Officer C. T. D. Nicholls on 31 October 1950.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Sergeant R. Wallis, Royal Air Force1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Royal Air Force L.S. & G.C., E.II.R. (637425 Sgt. R. Wallis. R.A.F.), good very fine (5)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

An interesting Czech Pilot's long service group of five awarded to Master Pilot F. Radina, Czechoslovak Air Force, later No. 311 and 202 Squadrons, Royal Air Force, who completed a tour over occupied North-West Europe and later became a key Pilot for the Meteorological Flight1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; War Medal 1939-45; Coronation 1953; Royal Air Force L.S. & G.C., E.II.R., with oak leaf (M.Plt. F. Radina (788991) R.A.F.), good very fine (5)Frantisek Radina was born on 4 October 1915 in Hostivice, Czechoslovakia, the son of Josef Radina. He undertook pilot training in the late 1930's...

(x) An Air Observer and Bomb Aimer's campaign group of five awarded to 2nd Lieutenant H. G. Wilson, No. 30 Squadron, South African Air Force, who flew 56 operational sorties in Marauder aircraft over Italy and Yugoslavia, witnessing extensive action against German 88mm gun emplacements and enemy-held bridges of strategic importance1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Italy Star; War Medal 1939-45; Africa Service Medal 1939-45, all officially named to '328443 H. G. Wilson', nearly very fine (5)Hugh Gordon Wilson was born on 7 October 1924, the son of Mrs J. Wilson of 164 Muller Street, Belleview East,...

(x) Pair: Lieutenant J. T. Hawkey, South African Air ForceWar Medal 1939-45; Africa Service Medal 1939-45, both officially impressed '102443 J. T. Hawkey', nearly very fine (2)John Thomas Hawkey was born on 24 June 1918 and trained as an Air Gunner at No. 4 Air School, at East London from 12 December 1940. Transferred from No. 43 Squadron to No. 11 Squadron on 10 May 1941, he departed Durban aboard the S.S. Sprathaird and travelled to Mombasa, Kenya. Appointed Air Sergeant and sent to No. 16 Squadron, he had a close shave on 14 June 1941 when a concentration of anti-aircraft fire exploded just...

(x) Three: Air Mechanic D. E. Laing, South African Air ForceWar Medal 1939-45 (35417 D. E. Laing); Africa Service Medal 1939-45 (35417 D. E. Laing); Union of South Africa Efficiency Medal, G.VI.R. (A/M D. E. Laing S.A.A.F.), glue residue to suspension of first, otherwise very fine (3)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: Corporal G. E. Murray, South African Air ForceDefence and War Medals 1939-45 (98990 G. E. Murray); Africa Service Medal 1939-45 (98990 G. E. Murray), the second with patches of verdigris to obverse, otherwise nearly very fine and better (3)George Edward Murray served as a trainee Fitter at No. 71 Air School, South Africa, from 12 December 1940. Transferred to No. 70 Air School at Kimberley, he was posted to No. 5 Wing, S.A.A.F., on 20 May 1941, and sent to No. 22 Squadron at Durban on 6 May 1943. Promoted Temporary Acting Corporal on 1 January 1945, he was discharged after considera...

(x) Five: Acting Sergeant P. C. Jooste, South African Air Force1939-45 Star; Africa Star, clasp, North Africa 1942-43; War Medal 1939-45; Africa Service Medal 1939-45; South African Defence Force Good Service Medal, silver issue, edge numbered '142', the first four all officially impressed '95102 P. C. J. Jooste', nearly very fine (5)Pieter Cornelius Jooste was born on 23 March 1922 and served as a Fitter with the South African Air Force from 13 May 1940. Posted to No. 21 Squadron on 25 November 1942, he served time at the Signal School, Zerka, before being sent to the Middle East and attached...

(x) Three: Nurse W. Aitken, South African Medical Health Service and British Red Cross SocietyWar Medal 1939-45 (254996 W. Aitken); Africa Service Medal 1939-45 (254996 W. Aitken); Voluntary Medical Service Medal (Winifred Aitken), the last officially engraved upon a pre-prepared ground, edge nicks, nearly very fine (3)Winifred Aitken served at Addington and Oribi Hospitals from 1 July 1941-2 October 1941. Transferred to Cotteslow Military Hospital and Clarewood Hospital, she was finally discharged from No. 133 Military Hospital on 1 November 1945; sold with copied service record which notes h...

(x) Three: Lance-Corporal D. Wood, South African Engineer CorpsDefence and War Medals 1939-45; Africa Service Medal 1939-45, all officially impressed '194262 D. Wood', very fine (3)David Wood was born on 22 August 1904 and served with the 61st Tunnelling Company, from 25 November 1941. He embarked East London for Suez aboard Eastern Prince on 18 December 1941 and disembarked at Beirut on 12 January 1942. Serving in a crack brigade of 200 engineers and miners under the direction of General Smuts, Wood took part in the construction of two tunnels designed to connect Palestine and Syria by rail....

(x) Four: Temporary Lance Corporal G. P. Rundle, South African Forces1939-45 Star; War Medal 1939-45; Africa Service Medal 1939-45, all officially impressed '33416 G. P. Rundle', together with an unnamed commemorative John Chard Rorkes Drift Medal, E.II.R., bronze, nearly very fine (4)Gordon Phillip Rundle was born on 27 February 1920 and worked as an assistant sampler in Johannesburg. Disembarking at Port Suez on 21 June 1941 he served with No. 1 R.L.I. and was promoted Temporary Lance Corporal on 10 October 1942. Rundle was discharged on 25 June 1946 after forming part of the S.A. Victory Pa...

(x) Six: C. J. F. du Ploy, South African Forces1939-45 Star (115368 C. J. F. du Ploy); Africa Star (115368 C. J. F. du Ploy); Italy Star (115368 C. J. F. du Ploy); Defence and War Medals 1939-45 (115368 C. J. F. du Ploy); Africa Service Medal (115368 C. J. F. du Ploy), mounted as worn, nearly very fine (6)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) Five: Temporary Staff Sergeant M. C. Wood, South African Artillery and Dock Operating Company1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Africa Service Medal 1939-45, all officially impressed '104196 M. C. Wood', nearly very fine (5)Maurice Condon Wood was born on 16 April 1907 and worked as an engine driver before attesting as Gunner for the 9th Field Battery, South African Artillery, at Potchefstroom on 8 January 1940. Promoted Lance Bombardier on 28 August 1941, he was transferred to the 22nd Field Battery, South African Artillery, and then posted to the 65th Field Batter...

Ten: Sergeant C. J. Uys, South African Forces1939-45 Star; Africa Star; War Medal 1939-45; Africa Service Medal, all officially named '209010 C. J. Uys'; Vrywilligers Volunteers Medal for Korea, E.II.R., silver (P8540 C. J. Uys); U.N. Korea 1950-54 (P8540 C. J. Uys.); Efficiency Medal, G.VI.R., 1st issue, Union of South Africa (Ser C. J. Uys - SALM); South African Permanent Forces L.S. & G.C. Medal, silver, impressed '447' to edge; South African Permanent Forces Good Service Medal, silver-gilt, impressed '514' to edge; South Korea, Korean War Service Commemorative Medal, bronze, unnamed as iss...

Three: Macamera, British South Africa PoliceBritish War Medal 1939-45; Colonial Police Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, E.II.R. (10893 Afr. / 1 / Sgt. Macamera, B.S.A.P.); Order of St. John of Jerusalem Service Medal (8807. Macamera. 10893. Rhodesia. S.J.A.B. 1956.), last worn and polished, very fine (3)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Five: Craftsman L. G. Ferguson, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, late Canadian Military CollegeCanadian Forces Voluntary Service Medal 1939-45; 1939-45 War Medal, Canadian issue; Korea 1950-53, Canadian issue (SC 44356 L. G. Ferguson.); U.N. Korea (SC 44356 L. G. Ferguson.); Canadian Forces Decoration, E.II.R. (Private L. G. Ferguson), mounted swing-style by J. R. Gaunt, Montreal, polished, nearly very fine (5)Lloyd George Ferguson was born in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada on 27 December 1919. Ferguson lived at 88 Gunn Street, Barrie, Ontario. He served as a Private in...

Pair: W. J. Currie, Royal Canadian Mounted PoliceBritish War Medal 1939-45, silver issue; Royal Canadian Mounted Police Long Service Medal, E.II.R., 2nd issue, with bronze clasp for 25 Years' Service (W. J. Currie), mounted as worn, good very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal; War Medal 1939-45, the first two crudely inscribed to reverse 'R228298', mounted as worn, together with a Ministry of Pensions 'King's Badge' in box of issue, nearly very fine (4)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Observer A. W. Bishop, Royal Observer CorpsDefence Medal 1939-45; Royal Observer Corps Medal, E.II.R., 2nd issue, with Second Award Bar (Observer. A. W. Bishop.), nearly extremely fine (2)Sold with original compliment slip for the first and corresponding card boxes of issue (2), the former addressed to 'Mr A. W. Bishop, Gosford, Nr. Kidlington, Oxon.', the second noting 'retired'.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

A Yangtze Incident campaign group of seven awarded to Electrician's Mate 1st Class A. E. C. J. Jones, Royal Navy1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Pacific Star, clasp, Burma; War Medal 1939-45; Naval General Service 1915-62, 1 clasp, Yangtze 1949 (C/MX 766347 A. E. C. J. Jones. E.M.1. R.N.), sometime cleaned and lacquered, minor edge bruise to last, very fine and a scarce rank (7) Likely aboard H.M.S. London considering she was the only Chatham-manned vessel to serve.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Private G. W. Knapp, Parachute Regiment, late Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Royal Fusiliers and Royal Sussex Regiment1939-45 Star; France & Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine 1945-48 (21125663 Pte. G. W Knapp. R. Warwick.), mounted for wear, good very fine (5)George William Knapp, a native of Worthing, was born on 27 January 1925 and served with the Royal Sussex Regiment during the closing stages of the Second World War. He re-enlisted in the Army on 22 September 1947, he attached to the 2nd Battalion, Warwickshire Regiment in Palesti...

Three: Sergeant C. T. A. Breden, King's Dragoon GuardsDefence and War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine 1945-48 (6104391 Sgt. C. T. E. Breden. K. D. G.), extremely fine (3)C. T. A. Breden served with the 1st King's Dragoon Guards in Palestine and upon his return attached to 'D' Squadron, North Irish Horse in Londonderry in the spring of 1948; sold with portrait photograph and identity tag.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Seven: Staff Sergeant P. Burns, Military Provost Staff Corps, late Drummer, King's Own Scottish Borderers and Seaforth HighlandersGeneral Service 1918-62, 3 clasps, Palestine, Palestine 1945-48, Cyprus (3185007 Pte. P. Burns. K.O.S.B.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; France & Germany Star; Defence and War Medals; Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., Regular Army (3185007 S. Sgt. P. Burns. M.P.S.C.), G.S.M. privately rivetted, very fine (7)P. Burns first saw active service as a Drummer in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers in Palestine. Transferred to the 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders on...

Seven: Private J. West, Cheshire RegimentGeneral Service 1918-62, 3 clasps, Palestine, Palestine 1945-48, Malaya (4122238 Pte. J. West. Ches. R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; France & Germany Star; Defence and War Medals; Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 2nd issue, Regular Army (4122238 Pte. J. West. Cheshire), 2nd and 3rd clasps on G.S.M. loose upon riband, adhesive mounts to reverse of each, nearly very fine (7)J. West was reported 'dangerously ill' whilst serving with the 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment in Sudan on 26 December 1939. He recovered to see extensive service with the regiment, includi...

Pair: Sergeant J. F. Lawlor, Royal Electrical and Mechanical EngineersGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Malaya (22109323 Cpl. J. F. Lawlor. R.E.M.E.); General Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Borneo (22109323 Sgt. J. F. Lawlor. REME.), extremely fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

A good campaign group of five awarded to Wing Commander A. H. Donaldson, Royal Air Force, who flew a multitude of missions in Sunderlands of No. 205 and 88 Squadrons during the "Firedog" operations in Malaya and off the coasts of Korea - he also notably effected the dramatic Air Sea Rescue of the stricken M.V. Joseph S., saving the lives of 23 of her crew in December 1950Defence and War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Malaya (3012345 Plt. II. A. H. Donaldson. R.A.F.); Korea 1950-53 (Fg. Off. A. H. Donaldson. R.A.F.); U.N. Korea 1950-43, mounted as worn, very fine (5)Alex H. D...

Pair: Private J. McCrea, Army Air CorpsWar Medal 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine 1945-48 (14463780 Pte. J. McCrea. A.A.C.), good very fine (2)J. McCrea attended Parachute Course B180 in September 1945 and served with 4 Para in Palestine; sold with roll extract.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Five: Private F. W. Darling, Army Air Corps1939-45 Star; France & Germany Star; Defence & War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine 1945-48 (14045930 Pte. F. W. Darling. A.A.C.), mounted as worn, very fine (5)Confirmed upon roll as serving with 8/9 Parachute Battalion.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Junior Technician J. N. Phillips, Royal Air ForceGeneral Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Borneo (3522008 Jnr. Tech. J. N. Phillips. R.A.F.); Royal Air Force L.S. & G.C., E.II.R. (Jnr. Tech. J. N. Phillips (V3522008) RAF), the first mounted on original wearing pin, good very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Leading Aircraftman J. E. H. Gilliat, Royal Air ForceGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Cyprus (4171237 L.A.C. J. E. H. Gilliat. R.A.F.); General Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Radfan (4171237 Jnr.Tech. J. E. H. Gilliat R.A.F.), extremely fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Corporal T. J. McGeary, Royal Air ForceGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Brunei (5071330 Cpl. T. J. McGeary. R.A.F.); General Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Borneo (5071330 Act. Cpl. T. J. Mc.Geary R.A.F.), extremely fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Flight Lieutenant K. Pinder, Royal Air ForceGeneral Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Arabian Peninsula (Flt. Lt. K. Pinder. R.A.F.); General Service 1962-2007, 2 clasps, Borneo, Malay Peninsula (Flt. Lt. K. Pinder. R.A.F.), the second clasp loose on riband, extremely fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Lieutenant W. O. Stanley-Jones, Royal SignalsKorea 1950-53 (Lt. W.O. Stanley-Jones, R. Sigs.); U.N. Korea 1950-54, the first with officially re-impressed naming, generally good very fine (2)William O. Stanley-Jones passed out third of 10 officers destined for the Royal Signals on graduating from Sandhurst in July 1951. Following further training at Blandford he was embarked for Korea, where he remained on active service for a year. On returning to the U.K. he fell sick and he was discharged from the Army in October 1954, 'on account of his disability'. He died in Kingston, London in 1957...

Pair: Private E. G. Jones, Royal Army Ordnance CorpsKorea 1950-53 (7612550 Pte. E. G. Jones. R.A.O.C.); U.N. Korea 1950-54, good very fine (6)The recipient' s number reveals earlier service in the R.A.O.C. in the 1939-45 War.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Private T. F. Davidson, Black WatchKorea 1950-53, 1st issue (22652172 Pte. T. F. Davidson. B.W.); U.N. Korea 1950-54, first with minor official correction to surname, very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Gunner F. Ruston, Royal ArtilleryKorea 1950-53, 1st issue (21126985 Gnr. F. Ruston. R.A.); U.N. Korea 1950-54, in card box of issue, good very fine (2)F. Ruston served with 107 Field Battery, 20th Field Regiment in Korea. It was this Battery which provided Direct Fire Support to the Black Watch and the Commanding Officer sat with his Scottish counterpart, calling in the air burst shells to land amongst the Chinese attacking the Allied barbed wire defences.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Private W. Allen, Army Catering CorpsKorea 1950-53 (22795820 Pte. W. Allen. A.C.C.); U.N. Korea 1950-54, in named card box of issue, extremely fine (2)A National Serviceman.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Pair: Private J. S. Piche, Royal 22ieme Regiment, who was killed in action near the Imjin River during the Korean WarKorea 1950-53, Canadian issue, (SD-802422 J. S. Piche); U.N. Korea 1950-54, French-Canadian issue (SD-802422 J. S. Piche), nearly extremely fine (2)Joseph Sergeant Piche was born at Hawkesbury, Ontario on 23 January 1929. Gaining civilian employment as a cook, he enlisted into the 2nd Battalion, Royal 22ieme Regiment at Montreal on 12 December 1950. The 2nd Battalion was part of 'Special Force', the first contingent to arrive in Korea (from 4 May 1951). Piche was killed in a...

Pair: Flying Officer P. Scott, Royal Air ForceKorea 1950-53 (Fg. Off. P. Scott. R.A.F.); U.N. Korea 1950-54, unnamed as issued, nearly extremely fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

The outstanding Falklands 'Sinking of H.M.S. Coventry' campaign pair to Marine P. K. 'Tug' Wilson, Royal Marines, who was mentioned in dispatches for gallantly rescuing thirty crewmen off Falkland Sound on 25 May 1882South Atlantic 1982, with rosette and M.I.D. oak leaf (Mne 1 P K Wilson P040423E RM); General Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (Mne P K Wilson P040423E RM), very fine (2)P. K. 'Tug' Wilson was one of ten men of the Royal Marines assigned to H.M.S. Broadsword for the Falklands War. A Type 22 frigate, she was equipped with the Sea Wolf anti-aircraft system, ideally suite...

Pair: Able Seaman M. A. Chick, Merchant Navy, late Royal NavyNaval General Service 1915-62, 1 clasp, Near East (P/SSX.871490 M. A. Chick. A.B. R.N.); South Atlantic 1982, with rosette (M. A. Chick.), the second in unnamed card box of issue with paper packet, nearly extremely fine (2)Originally sold by the recipient in May 1994; a corresponding hand-annotated compliment slip notes service aboard H.M.S. Newfoundland in the Red Sea in November 1956, followed by a transfer to the Merchant Navy and service aboard the MV Europic during the Falkland's War. Europic was requisitioned by the Ministry of...

Pair: Senior Aircraftman R. Bright, Royal Air ForceGeneral Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (SAC R Bright (S8192765) RAF); South Atlantic 1982, with rosette (SAC R Bright (S8192765) RAF), minor contact marks very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Pair: Senior Aircraftman J. W. J. Underwood, Royal Air ForceGulf 1990-91, 1 clasp, 16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991 (SAC J W J Underwood (H8177621) RAF); Saudi Arabia, Kingdom, Medal for the Liberation of Kuwait 1991, good very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Eight: Staff Sergeant M. J. Swanston, Royal SignalsGulf 1990-91, clasp, 6 Jan to 28 Feb 1991 (24651762 Sig M J Swanston R Signals); N.A.T.O. Medal 1994, clasp, Former Yugoslavia, with additional '2' device; General Service 1962-2007, clasp, Northern Ireland (24651762 Sgt M J Swanston R Signals (Replacement)); N.A.T.O. Medal 1994, clasp, Kosovo; Iraq 2003-11, clasp, 19 Mar to 28 Apr 2003 (24651762 SSgt J M Swanston R Signals); Jubilee 2002; Saudi Arabia, Kingdom, Medal for the Liberation of Kuwait 1991; Kuwait, Emirate, Medal for the Liberation of Kuwait, 4th Grade, the first six mounted court-...

A most unusual unattributed group of four awarded to a member of the Fijian Armed ForcesFiji Independence Medal, E.II.R.; Fiji Republic Medal (Military Division); United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon Medal; Multinational Force of Observers Medal, mounted as worn nearly very fine (4)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Austria, First Republic (1918-33), Red Cross Decoration, 17mm, silver and enamel, good very fine and rareSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Bulgaria, Kingdom, Red Cross Decoration, 17mm, silver-gilt and enamel, good very fine and a contemporary BadgeSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Egypt, Kingdom, Order of Mohammed Ali, 15mm, silver-gilt and enamel, with rosette with gold and silver flashes upon riband, nearly extremely fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Mexico, Empire, Order of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 18mm including eagle suspension x 11mm, gold and enamel, minor enamel chipping, good very fine, a superb period BadgeSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Poland, Republic, Order of Militari Virtuti, 16mm, silver, silver-gilt and enamel; Order of Polonia Restituta, 16mm, silver-gilt and enamel with wreath suspension, very fine (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Thailand, Kingdom, Order of the White Elephant, 18mm, gold, silver-gilt and enamel, local maker's cartouche to reverse, nearly extremely fine and of superb qualitySubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Austria, Empire, Order of Franz Joseph, Star, by Vinc Mayer's Sohne, Vienna, 79mm, silver, gold and enamel, maker's cartouche to reverse and silver mark to retaining pin, 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, Badge, by K. Bohm, Vienna, with bar and crossed sword device upon riband, 56mm including crown suspension x 30mm, silver-gilt, gilt and enamel, maker's marks 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) Austria, Empire, Order of Franz Joseph, Badge, by Vinc Mayer's Sohne, Vienna, with bar upon riband, 56mm including crown suspension x 32mm, gold, silver-gilt, gilt and enamel, maker's marks 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.

A most attractive miniature dress Austrian Order of Franz Joseph mounted for wear upon enamelled chainAustria, Empire, Order of Franz Joseph, 31mm including crown suspension x 18mm, gold, silver-gilt and enamel, mounted upon ornate silver-gilt and enamel chain with fixings for wear with 13 alternating medallions of the initials 'FJ' and Crown, good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Austria, Empire, Red Cross Decoration, 1st Class Medal, gilt and enamel, 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, Red Cross Decoration, 2nd Class Medal, silver and enamel, silver and maker's marks to loop, good very fine, mounted as worn upon bow 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, Red Cross Decoration, 2nd Class Medal, silver and enamel, silver and maker's marks to loop; 3rd Class Medal, bronze and enamel, mounted as worn upon bow riband, 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) Austria, Empire, Order of Elisabeth, 2nd Class Badge, 43mm, silver and enamel, areas of repair, 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 the Iron Crown, Commander's neck Badge, Military Division, by A. E. Kochert, Vienna, 66mm including crown and crossed swords suspension x 36mm, gilt, silver-gilt and enamel, maker's name to reverse banner, 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 the Iron Crown, Badge, with two gilt bars and crossed swords device upon riband, 61mm including crown suspension x 33mm, gilt and enamel, repair to loop, 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 the Iron Crown, Badge, with crossed swords device upon riband, 57mm including crown suspension x 33mm, gilt and enamel, maker's marks to 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) Austria, Empire, Order of Leopold, Badge, by Rozet & Fischmeister, 60mm including crown suspension x 31mm, gilt and enamel, maker's name to reverse tassels, reverse centre overpainted and re-applied, repairs to enamel, 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) Austria, Empire, Marian Cross, 1871-85 Badge, 34mm, silver and enamel, maker's initial 'FR' to loop and silver mark to ring, minor enamel cracking, 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, Marian Cross, 1871-85 Badge, 34mm, silver and enamel, minor enamel cracking, very fine, mounted as worn on bow 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, Marian Cross, 1885 Badge, 34mm, silver and enamel, maker's initial 'FR' and silver mark to loop, minor enamel cracking, very fine, mounted as worn on bow 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, Merit Cross 1849, with Second and Third Award Bars and crossed swords device upon riband, 60mm including crown suspension x 37mm, silver-gilt, gilt and enamel, loop stamped 'Wien X.', 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, Merit Cross 1849, with Second Award Bar and crossed swords device upon riband, by Wilhelm Kunz, 60mm including crown suspension x 37mm, silver-gilt, gilt and enamel, maker's name 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) Austria, Empire, Merit Cross 1849, with Second Award Bar and crossed sword device, by Vinc Mayer's Sohne, Vienna, 36mm, silver and enamel, maker's name 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) Austria, Empire, Merit Cross 1849, with Second Award Bar, 58mm including crown suspension x 37mm, gold, silver-gilt and enamel, maker's name 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) Austria, Empire, Merit Cross 1849, with Second Award Bar, by Kunz, 36mm, silver and enamel, maker's name 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) Austria, Empire, Merit Cross 1849, with crossed swords device upon riband, by Wilhelm Kunz, 60mm including crown suspension x 37mm, silver-gilt, gilt and enamel, maker's name 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) Austria, Empire, Merit Cross 1849, with crossed swords device upon riband, 36mm, silver and enamel, 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, Merit Cross 1849, by V. Mayer's Sohne, Vienna, 58mm including crown suspension x 35mm, gold and enamel, maker's name 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) Austria, Empire, Merit Cross 1849, by Vinc Mayer's Sohne, Vienna, 36mm, silver and enamel, maker's name to loop, good very fine, Civil 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, Merit Cross 1849, 36mm, silver-gilt and enamel, silver mark to loop, good very fine, Civil 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, Merit Cross 1849, by Vinc Mayer's Sohne, Vienna, 36mm, gold, silver-gilt and enamel, maker's name to loop, good very fine, Civil 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, Merit Cross 1849 (2), 30mm, silver and enamel (2) Civil riband with maker's name to loop; Military riband, 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) Austria, Empire, Merit Cross 1849, by Kunz, 30mm, silver-gilt and enamel, maker's name to loop, 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, Merit Cross 1849 (2), silver and enamel, silver marks to loop; silvered, 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) Austria, Empire, Military Merit Cross, 32mm, silver and enamel, silver marks to loop, some enamel damage to reverse, very fine, with Second and Third award bars and crossed swords device upon 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, Military Merit Cross, 32mm, silver and enamel, some enamel damage to reverse, very fine, with Second and Third award bars upon 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, Military Merit Cross, 32mm, silver and enamel, silver marks to loop, good very fine, with crossed swords device upon 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, Military Merit Cross, 32mm, silver and enamel, silver marks to loop, good very fine, with Second Award Bar upon 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.