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Campaign medals listed in Campaign date order.
British War & Victory Medals LIEUT. A.W. EDMONDSON. French, Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 & Palm. unnamed.
French Croix de Guerre London Gazette 17.8.1918 Lieutenant Arthur William Edmondson, YEOMANRY. Born Hornsey, Middlesex 1882 lived King's Cross, London W.C. & worked for J.R. Wood & Co., Ltd., 345, Gray's Inn Road, London N. Served with the H.A.C. as a Sjt. from 1909 & from 1916 Lieutenant Middlesex Yeomanry in Egypt, Salonica & Palestine. City of London Yeomanry 1909-1932. Officers papers in T.N.A. WO.374/22003 Copy M.I.C., Lon. Gaz., H.A.C. records, 1911 Census & 1939 Register. Mounted as worn. N.E.F.
A SCARCE Cavalry Military Medal to Princess Royal's 7th Dragoon Guards. Approx 25-30 M.M.'s awarded for W.W.1.
Geo. V. Military Medal D-11556 PTE. S. THORNTON, 7/D. GDS: Samuel Thorton born 1891 Eaton Socan. Copy Lon. Gaz. 12.6.1918 (Eaton Socan) is a village next to St. Neot's, Huntingdon, Cambridge. M.I.C. (1914 trio) 1911 Census. V.F.
Geo. V. Military Medal 325979 PTE. E. GALLEY, 9/DURH: L.I. British War & Victory Medals 9-7770 PTE. E. GALLEY DURH. L.I. (Durham Light Infantry) Ernest Galley, born Houghton Le Spring, Durham, lived Hardwick Terrace, Horden, Nr. Sunderland. With copy of ORIGINAL CITATION. M.M. for The MARNE 20-30.7.1918. “As a runner he showed great tenacity in delivering all his messages under heavy artillery & machine gun fire & was of the greatest help to his Company Commander. His conduct during the eight days was an example to all”. Signed W.D.B. Thompson, Captain. (This copied from the Regimental Archives) M.I.C. (pair), M.M.-M.I.C., Medal Roll, Lon. Gaz. 11.12.1918 (Horden), Service papers, War Diary 1.7.1918-1.8.1918 which shows 2 M.M. bars & 33 M.M.’s awarded. (11 pages). Lots of newspaper quotes for Ernest & his wife as Actors post W.W.1. Original full length ribbons. Light contact marks N.V.F.
British War & Victory Medals 326203 PTE. E. STARKEY, ESSEX R. Ernest Starkey born East Dereham, Norfolk. Killed in Action 1stBtn. Essex Regt. 23.8.1918. Buried Foncquevilliers Military Cemetery. Copy M.I.C. (pair), Soldiers Died (K.I.A.) C.W.G.C., & 4 Graves Registration Reports E.F.
British War & Victory Medals 2.LIEUT. R.E. PICKERING. Reginald Easten Pickering born 17.11.1884 York, Yorkshire 1911 Census says Actor, Theatrical profession. W.W.1. served in 3rd Lowland Brigade, R.F.A. Officers Service papers give his address as c/o Stage 16, York St., Covent Gardens, London, W.C. Copy M.I.C. (pair) address Richmond Rd., Kingston on Thames & Chaucer Mansions, Queens Club Gardens, Kensington., 1911 Census, Officers Papers. N.E.F.
Geo. VI. Naval L.S.G.C. LX.20489 W.J.COLES, A/C.P.O.CK. H.M.S. DRAKE. William James Coles born 5.1.1909 Midhurst, Surrey. Served up to 1929 (date up to on papers) H.M.S. Victory, Dolphin & Renown. L.S.G.C. awarded 17.2.1942. Recommended for British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) but not awarded. Copy Service Papers (to 1929) Rec. for B.E.M. must be entitled W.W.2. medals. Nr.F.D.C.
1939-1945 Star, France & Germany Stars, Defence & War Medals. (unnamed) Geo. VI. Efficiency Medal with Territorial suspension. 6142035 GNR. J.S.BELTON, R.A. (Royal Artillery) Prisoner of War, DUNKIRK, 28.5.1940 (Foret De Nieppe) with 225/57 Anti Tank Regt. Copy of Gallantry Awards made with citations for this action D.S.O.’s, M.C., D.C.M., M.M. Mounted as worn. E.F.
General Service Medal 1918-62, one bar Palestine 3957970 PTE. T. HANCOCK, WELCH R. 1939-1945 Star, Africa Star & War Medal (these unnamed). Prisoner of War CRETE 9.6.1941, Died as Prisoner of War 4.7.1942, buried Berlin War Cemetery. Thomas Hancock, 1st Btn., Welch Regiment from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Copy C.W.G.C., Medal Roll, 4 P.O.W. reports. N.V.F.
General Service Medal 1918-62, one bar Palestine 5047626 PTE. I. COOPER, N. STAFF. R. (‘AFF’ officially re impressed) 1939-1945 & Burma Stars, Defence & War Medals (these unnamed). Attested in 2/North Staffs Regt., 1930 served Palestine 1936-37 then with the B.E.F. via Dunkirk, served with 2/Border Regt., in BURMA & WOUNDED twice 13.1.1944 & 17.2.1945. Copy Medal Roll, list of Burma wounded, War Diary 1-28.1.1944 (6 pages) 1-29.2.1945 including KYAUK Incident. One e/k 6 o/c otherwise G.V.F.
SUTLEJ MEDAL for ALIWAL 1846 in exergue bar SOBRAON. FRs. CHERROT, 53rd REGT. (Shropshire Light Infantry)
On Sutlej roll as Francis Cherrott his papers give his name & importantly his correct Regimental number as 1836 Pte./Cpl. Stephen Francis Cherritt (other spelling on other rolls are 1836 Stephen Cherrill, 1836 Stephen Chevutt, at least the Regt. number on rolls was constant ! surname spelling is from modern copy rolls, so may well be misreading script writing on the rolls from the India Office but the medal naming may well be spelt correctly)
Sold in D.N.W. Auction 24.2.2016 were 2 of his other medals, as below -
India General Service 1854-95, 1 bar North West Frontier (1836. Corpl. S. F. Cherritt, H.Ms. 53rd Regt.); Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 2 bars Relief of Lucknow, Lucknow (Corpl. Stephn. F. Cherritt, 53rd Regt.) edge bruising & contact marks, otherwise N.V.F.
1836 Stephen Francis Cherritt born at Blandford, Dorset, & attested 27.5.1844 in the 53rd Regiment, aged 17 years 6 months. He served with the 53rd for 20 years; in India for 15 years including the Sutlej campaign at the battles of Aliwal & Sobraon; the Punjab campaign at the battle of Goojerat; the expedition on the North West Frontier under Brigadier-General Sir Colin Campbell in March to May 1853; & in the Indian Mutiny at the relief & capture of Lucknow (with 1 extra year for service at Lucknow & Prize Money) Discharged 17 4 1865 at his own request to live in Limerick after completing 20 years service & whilst serving in the Limerick County Militia. During his service he was made Pte. 27.5.1844 Cpl. 1.3.1851, Sjt. 1.3.1856 but was 15 times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book & was 5 times tried by Court Martial, so 'up & down' in these ranks over 20 years (no L.S.G.C. entitlement). At the time of his discharge he was 'in possession of the Sutlej Medal for Aliwal with bar Sobraon, the Punjab Medal with bar Goojerat, & the Indian Mutiny Medal with bars Relief and Fall of Lucknow.' Cherritt was one of 120 men of his regiment who later received the medal for service on the North West Frontier in 1852-53, although it was later decided that the regiment was not entitled (they had served there, but actions/dates were not quite in line for entitlement to the I.G.S.) & further awards to the Regiment were not approved. The 120 medals issued, were not reclaimed.
For more than 20 years Cherritt wore these medals, therefore the Sutlej is Fine, old solder repair at claw, with overall contact wear as can be expected from a long serving soldier who continued his service with the Militia having done 20 years in the Regular Army. Copy Service Papers & Medal Rolls.
The collector with his other 2 extant medals only has a Punjab to find to Cherritt to make a good looking Victorian group of 4.
East and West Africa 1887-1900, 1 bar Gambia 1894 G. AUDEN, ORD., H.M.S. SATELLITE. 1914-15 Star 166042 G. AUDEN, C.P.O., R.N. British War & Victory Medals 166042 G. AUDEN, C.P.O., R.N. Edw. VII Naval L.S.G.C. 166042 G. AUDEN, P.O. 1 CL., H.M.S. BLAKE.
George Auden born St. Pancras, London 28.11.1875 attested 1.5.1895. Served from Boy 2nd Class to Chief petty Officer on H.M.S. Boscawen, Satellite, Wildfire, Diadem, Moorhen, St. George, Actaeon, Sapphire, Blake, Tyne, & in W.W.1. St. George, Latonia, Blenheim (Comet), Actaeon Copy service papers, medal roll, 1891, 1911 Census, 1939 Register, birth, marriage & death detail. 166 Gambia 1894 bars to H.M.S. Satellite. Good combo covering Victorian, Edward VII & George V head medals. L.S.G.C. awarded 15.12.1908. Mounted as worn. Very light contact wear, otherwise N.E.F.
1916-1924 Photo album belonging to Capt. D.H. CAREY, R.N.A.S. (known to be his but also identified by 'Myself' captions with named picture of Capt. D.H. Carey also in album) measuring 11 x 9 inches. Weighs 1.3 Kilos. 44 Pages with photos of various sizes on each side. 300ish photos in total all glued in. Most captioned, includes approx 30 of planes, 25 of personnel singly or in groups, 26 of cars, 20 of ships, 8 of motorbikes. Family scenes, girls, friends, tennis courts, full page aerial shot of Crystal Palace Gardens, houses including Melrose, Rockhills & The Lodge Winchester, comparative chart of different aeroplanes, dogs, Maidstone Hill Climb, Church Parade, hand written memo Grain Test Depot re singing, newspaper cutting about RAF Officers of Marine & Armament Experimental Establishment, Ball at Chatham listing all attendees, holidays, full page WRNS group captioned Isle of Grain 1918. Womens Royal Naval Service.
Locations: Killinghome, Isle of Grain, Cranwell 1917, Maidstone, Larkfield.
Personnel captioned under most photos (most in R.N.A.S. uniform a few in R.A.F uniform) names include: H. Allan, Anderson, Basil B. Ball (portrait dated Aug. 1917 served on H.M.S. Ark Royal), Balmy, Bathbrick, Bettington, E.I.M. Bird (on Grain Island 1917), Bovey, (on Grain Island 1917, Inits. H.B.) Brenton (on Grain Island 1917, inits. H.B.), William Bricker (at Calshott 1917 inits. W.R.), Busteed, Capt. D.H. Carey (on Grain Island 1917, his album), Wing Commander Cave-Bronne(Browne)-Cave, Chalmers, Lieut. Chapman, Coates, Costain (Dunkirk No.5 Wing 1917, inits. H.H.), Creeping, De Salis, (Italy No.6 Wing D.S.C. winner, inits. W.J.), Edgar, Fry, Gillon (on Grain Island 1917, inits. W.G.), Goudie D.F.C. (Norman Goudie, D.F.C. 28th London Regt., R.N.A.S., Att. R.F.C./R.A.F. Obs./Pilot), E.S. Goodwin (on Grain Island 1917) P.G. Gundry (on Grain Island 1917), Hallam (Felixstowe 1917 inits. T.D., D.S.C. & 2 bars winner, wrote 'The Spiders Web'), Horncastle, Lieut A. G.Jarvis, E.R.Lush, MacIlwaine, Macleod, L.P. Openshaw (H.M.S. Campania 1917), Paul (init. R.J.), Pratt (init.A.), Pringle, L.A.T. Pritchard (on Grain Island 1917), T.L. Pynches (Royal Naval Air Dept.), Rea (on Grain Island 1917 inits. C.A.), Reynell, Reid, F.E. Sandford, Simms (Bembridge Patrol 1917, inits. A.L., D.S.C. winner - for patrol & submarine searching duties, see 'The Dover Patrol'), P.O. Smith, Symondson (H.M.S. Dublin 1917, inits. V.F.), J.K. Wells, Obs. (on Grain Island 1917), Williams, M.E.A. Wright (wedding wearing W.W.1.'s & G.S.M., on Grain Island 1917), Yates (most likely inits. H.A. as on Grain Island 1917). Detail & inits. taken from Air-2111 (T.N.A.) 'R.N.A.S. Disposition of Officers 1917'. Lots of other research potential possible.
Aircraft include: C-PADN flying boat, SE5A D7016, Vickers Valentia flying boat, DH27 J-6894, A Q Cooper's Hawk, Schneider Fairey 3C, Felixstowe F3 with crew, BE2-C, DH10 crash, DH9 crash H.4232, Larkfield, Sopwith Pup B.6004, Brandenburg, crashed Fairey by shed, F4 Martinsyde, D.H.27 R/R Condor. Most aeroplanes if serial not seen has it written under the picture.
Ships: HMS Argus, H.M.S. Centurion, HMS Pegasus, HMS Tyrean, H.M.S Winchester, HMS Eagle, HMS Monarch (bombing trials 1924), HMS Centurion, HMS Winchester.
Cars: De Dion Bouton R424, ABC - reg. XL5467 & Wolesley - reg PD7019. Several of each in different locations.
Motorbikes: Zenith reg. KT 2532, Douglas, motorbike & sidecar reg. KT 8833.
Aerial photos of Dover Cliffs, Sheerness, Osea Island, HMS Repulse, Monitor from BE2-C.
Board & quarter leather covers/spine sound but loose (ish) from album pages. Boards scuffed at edges & corners, most photo's good condition. A/F
A W.W.2. 8th Army, North Africa Prisoner of War & KOREA group of 5 to Sergeant F. Tibbets, Royal Artillery. SABOTAGE - Prison sentence for destroying 28 Focke Wolfe 190 aeroplane engines.
1939-1945 Star, Africa Star (missing 8th Army bar) War Medal (unnamed) Korea 1950-53 1438983 SGT. F. TIBBETS. R.A. United Nations Medal for Korea. Frank Tibbetts (same Regt. number) was taken Prisoner of War in North Africa 3.10.1943 when a L/Bdr. with 4/1st A.A. Regiment, R.A. & held at Stalag 4F Hartmansdorf, Chemnitz. Copy P.O.W. Rolls (4) & R.A. Attestation. L/Bdr. Frank Tibbetts P.O.W. Report from T.N.A. says served in R.A., L.A.A. with the 8th Army (missing 8th Army bar on his Africa Star) Address Stewart Rd., Blackheath, Birmingham. Captured Coss Island 7.10.1943, held at (Camp) VII/A Mouseburg 31.10.43-3.11.1943 & (Camp) IV/B Mullberg 5.11.43-15.11.1943. Worked in Zwickau Nov.1943-March1944 coal mining & at Crossen March1944-April1944 paper making. SABOTAGE - At Zwickau, during the month of August 1944, "I pushed into the river (can't read name) 28 (twenty eight) Focke Wolfe 190 aeroplane engines and lots of spares for same". WAS PUNISHED - 14 days detention. G.V.F.
LOTS OF W.W.1.'s to the Royal Navy (16 now sold)
A VERY UNUSUAL & RARE W.W.1. CASUALTY ON BRITISH SOIL 1914 IN HARTLEPOOL.
1914-15 Star SS.111735, J. MYERS, STO.1., R.N. British War & Victory Medals SS.111735 (B.W.M. SS.111753) J. MYERS, STO.1., R.N. John Myers born Leeds, Yorks. 20.2.1893. Enlisted 5.2.1912 served on H.M.S. Renown, Maidstone & in W.W.1. on H.M.S. Hecla where WOUNDED in the Bombardment of HARTLEPOOL 16.12.1914 Hardy & Royal Sovereign, discharged 9.6.1921. The bombardment of Hartlepool was by 2 German battle cruisers SMS Seyditz & Moltke & one armoured cruiser SMS Blucher, resulting at Hartlepool of 173 fatal casualties & 592 other casualties including many civilians. Copy Service Papers (gives Hartlepool 1914 wound, as picture) write up 'Raid on Scarborough, Hartlepool & Whitby', Medal Roll, 2 ship details & pictures. E.F.
Indian Mutiny Medal bar Delhi M. Shepherd, 61st Regt. 2890 Private Major Shepherd was Severely Wounded in the head at KISHENGANJ SUBURB, DELHI 9th July 1857 & 'Died' (of his severe wound I presume) 10th August 1857. Had previous service with the 54th Foot Regimental number 2388. The South Gloucestershire Regiment earned one Victoria Cross during the Indian Mutiny (Surgeon Reade). Copy medal roll Private Major Shepherd this his only medal, not on Punjab roll.
Kabul to Kandahar Star 1880. 56/394 PRIVATE A. THOMSON, 92nd HIGHLANDERS.
394 Alexander Thompson was WOUNDED at MAJUBA MOUNTAIN 27th February 1881 with the Gordon Highlanders in the 1st Boer War also entitled to Afghan Medal bars Charasia, Kabul & Kandahar, medal roll states 'To Army Reserve'.
The Battle of Majuba Hill took place on 27 February 1881 it was the main decisive battle of the First Boer War.
1914-15 Star L-35267 GNR: (A. BMBR:) A. WILLIAMS, R.F.A. Copy M.I.C. Alfred Williams (trio) discharged 9.2.1918, Silver War Badge Roll (Wounds) N.E.F.
British War & Victory Medal 47460 Pte. H. JOHNSON, MANCH. R. Copy M.I.C. (pair & Silver War Badge Roll), discharged 19.9.1918. E.F.
Group of 9 to MAJOR A CLOWES Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Geo.VI. M.B.E. (2nd type) Military, British War & Victory Medal DM2-170245 Pte. A. CLOWES, A.S.C. 1939-1945, Africa, Italy, France & Germany Stars, Defence and War medals (unnamed) Copy Lon. Gaz. for M.B.E. 1.7.1941. A good early award for the starting Africa Campaign in a named medal group. Copy M.I.C. (pair, the only man with this christian name) Lon. Gaz., Army Lists. N.E.F.
1914-15 Star (name removed) British War Medal & Victory Medals 10616 PTE. R.W.J. SHELL, SOM. L.I. EIIR Imperial Service Medal Reginald William James Shell, Silver War Badge number 197084 (confirmed his Badge) Enamelled National Safety First Association Medal (hallmark 1931) 5 year Medal bars 1931,1932,1933,1934 1935 named R.W.J. Shell, Enamelled National Safety First Association Medal (hallmarked 1936) 10 year Medal bars 1936,1937,1938,1939,1940 named R.W.J. Shell. I.S.M. Lon. Gaz. 5.11.1957 Motor transport Driver, H.M. Dockyard, Devonport. Copy Lon. Gaz., M.I.C. France entry 21.5.1915, discharged 24.10,1916, Medal Roll served 6th Battalion only. Wounded, gun shot 4.6.1915. Extracts - 'Bath Herald' 17.7.1915 Bandsman Reg. Shell, 6th Som. L.I. of 1, Moorfields Place, Walcot (Bath) 1st soldier of the 6th to be wounded while digging trenches, pre the Battalion's 1st action. Written up in 5 newspapers, the 19.6.1915 includes a picture of him in a named group. The 6th Batt. War Diary for 1915 states 'one man wounded while standing on the parapet of his trench 4.6.1915 & a further two wounded 6.6.1915, the Battalion had only disembarked in france on the 21.5.1915 some 2 weeks previously'. Original newspaper cutting 21.4.1937 'Gold medal Drivers in the Dockyard' article & named Gold medal winners including R.W. Shell, with group picture. E.F.
Original black W.W.1. medal case of issue (only) for Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.) This a period titled case with gilt D.F.C. tooled on upper outside lid. The inside upper lid with white padded silk, marked ‘John Pinches Medalist London, 21 Albert Embankment’. Inset base for D.F.C. With 2 original hinges and working press button to open, issued 1918-1936. Silk covering hinges ripped 1" from base only (see picture) otherwise E.F.
Private A.T. Barry, Somerset Light Infantry, later Middlesex Regiment.
British War Medal to 9441 PTE. A.T. BARRY, SOM. L.I. India General Service Medal 1908, Geo V, one bar Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919. 9441 PTE. A. BARRY, 2/SOM. LT. INFY. Defence Medal and War Medal 39-45, Efficiency Medal, Geo VI, bar Territorial 5662183 PTE. A.T. BARRY, MIDD'X R. Pte. Arthur Thomas Barry. Copy M.I.C. (B.W.M. & I.G.S. only) Collectors notes :- believed joined T.A. 1933, E.M. (T) issued Dec. 1942. listed in Army Order Aug. 1946. First two fine polished, others E.F.
Afghanistan 1878-80, 1 bar Kandahar. 1425, PTE. H. WEBBER, 66th FOOT. The Berkshire Regiment famous for the action at the battle of Maiwand, 27 July 1880 where the 66th Foot lost 10 officers and 275 O/R's killed in action. The survivors of Maiwand continued on the march to Kandahar. One letter of surname officially corrected (see 'B' in picture), minor edge cut V.F.
Sergeant E. A. JARVIS, Royal Marines Killed in Action Tel-El-Kebir 13.9.1882. Commemorated on Chatham Memorial.
Egypt and Sudan 1882-1889 dated reverse, 1 bar Tel-El-Kebir E. A. JARVIS, SERGT., R.M. Khedive's Star 1882.
Tel-El-Kebir casualties to the Royal Marines were 3 K.I.A., 4 Died of Wounds, 48 Wounded. Jarvis was the senior rank K.I.A. from the Marines, there were two other Sgt's wounded. From “The Campaign of 1882 in Egypt” (Col. J.F. Maurice) page 88 The Marines at Tel-El-Kebir 'The Royal Marines advanced without firing a shot up to within 100 yards of the parapet. The Marines seized & held the parapet, but the enemy stubbornly kept their ground in a formed body, 50 feet distant' & in General Garnet Wolseley Despatch - The Battle of Tel-El-Kebir 13th September 1882 - 'In moving over the desert at night, there are no landmarks to guide one's movements, we had consequently to direct our course by the stars. This was well & correctly effected & the leading Brigades of each Division both reached the enemy's works within a couple of minutes of one another. The enemy were completely surprised & it was not until one or two of their advanced sentries fired their rifles that they realised our close proximity to their works. These were however very quickly lined with their infantry who open a deafening musketry fire & their guns came into action immediately. Our troops advanced steadily without firing a shot, in obedience to the orders they had received & when close to the works went straight for them, charging with a ringing cheer. Major General Graham reports :- “The steadiness of the advance of the 2nd Brigade (2nd Battn. Royal Irish Regiment, R.M.L.I., 2nd Battn. York & Lancaster Regiment, 1st Battn. Royal Irish Fusiliers) under what appeared to be an utterly overwhelming fire of musketry & artillery will remain a proud remembrance.” Note - only one E.A. Jarvis on Egypt Medal Roll for Royal Marines, Royal Marine Light Infantry & Royal Marine Brigade. Copy Medal Roll 14 Company, Royal Marine Battalion. (Medal) sent to father John Jarvis, 19.6.1883 Case 339/82. G.V.F.
Victorian Volunteer Force Long Service 180 Pte. P. GRIFFITHS, 1st V.B. RlL. WELSH FUS. impressed naming. Loose suspension, some e/k's otherwise V.F.
Victorian Volunteer Force Long Service Colr. Sergt. P.LI. JONES, 2nd R.W.F. engraved naming. V.F.
EVIIR Volunteer Force Long Service 3624 Pte. J. HUGHES, 2/V.B. RL. WELSH FUS. impressed naming. V.F.
Unusual Meritorious Service Medal to Sergeant R. W. Bool, Royal Air Force an Observer and Airship Rigger R.A.F.
British War and Victory Medals 8658 Sgt. R. W. Bool, R.A.F.; Royal Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R. 8658 Serjt. Clerk R. W. Bool, R.A.F., together with related Royal Life Saving Society Medal, bronze, named and dated 1932, and a gold award for use as a watch fob, the reverse engraved, ‘R. W. Bool, 100 Yds. Breast Stroke Champn. 1922’. Unusual flying medal named to a Clerk. M.S.M. London Gazette 1.1.1919. 8658 Sergt. Clerk R.W. Bool, (Pimlico S.W.)
M.S.M. original citation “Has done much excellent and willing work as a Rigger, and also as OBSERVER under instruction”. Sergeant Mechanic Ronald Warren Bool born 1896, lived 86, Warwick St., London S.W., a Civil Servant, enlisted 14 September 1915 as a Clerk, served in France 4.5.1916 – 9.1.1919 with 12 Kite Balloon Section, 16 Balloon Company and 43 Balloon Section, as an Airship Rigger. In R.A.F. Muster Roll April 1918 is shown as Sergeant Clerk (Gen.), died 1984. Copy original M.S.M. citation, Lon. Gaz., Service detail, Balloon Coy. rolls, Census, etc. G.V.F.
Burma Star, Defence & War Medals with Mention in Despatches these unnamed; Geo. VI R.A.F., Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (1937-49 Ind. Imp. swivel susp.) ACT. SQD. LDR. W.M. MACKIE, R.A.F. Squadron leader William McKenzie Mackie Recommended for M.B.E. 1.1.1945 as Act. Flight Lieutenant No. 30 O.T.U., FOUR TIMES M.I.D. Lon. Gaz. 1.1.1941 (Sgt.) 14.9.1941 (Sgt.) 14.1.1944 (A/Flt. Lieut. R.A.F.V.R.) 1.1.1945 (A/Flt. Lieut.) As a still serving Sqd. Leader died 11.10.1962 R.A.F. Benson. Copy Lon. Gaz's & M.B.E. citation (not awarded). An unusual Officers L.S.G.C. allowed to claim as an Officer with the change of rules 1949 having previously had 15 years service in the ranks. V.F.
Tomlin family group to three brothers, one K.I.A. Gallipoli, another died & one survived.
1914-15 Star 1631 PTE. E. TOMLIN, MANC.R. British War Medal & Victory Medals 1631 PTE. E. TOMLIN, MANC.R. Ernest Tomlin born Manchester, Lancs., 1896, served in 1/6th Btn. Manchester Regiment & was Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Dardanelles 7.8.1915. commemorated on Helles Memorial, soldiers effects given to his sisters & 2 brothers William & Frank – medals included here. Copy picture of Ernest from newspaper, M.I.C., medal rolls, Soldiers effects, etc.
Memorial Plaque (only) WILLIAM HENRY TOMLIN. William Henry Tomlin born Manchester, Lancs., 1890 served as 36312 Pte. W.H. Tomlin, 7th Leicester Regiment formerly 37693 Manchester Regt. & Died 6.2.1918 France & Flanders. Buried St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen. Copy M.I.C., C.W.G.C., Medal Roll, soldiers effects etc.
British War Medal & Victory Medals 243000 GNR. F.C. TOMLIN, R.A. Frank Cooper Tomlin, R.F.A. born Manchester, Lancs., 1888 oldest son in the Tomlin family. Medals E.F. Plq. Mint.
British War Medal & Victory Medals 7205 PTE. H.T. STIFF, 17 - LOND. R. (Poplar & Stepney Rifles) Died of Wounds with 15th Royal Irish Rifles 30.10.1918 Henry Thomas Stiff 17th London Regiment & 15th Royal Irish Rifles from Walthamstow, London E.17. Copy M.I.C. (pair) C.W.G.C., Soldiers Died, Medal Roll, Graves Report Form - Manor Park Cemetery, East Ham, Essex, War Diary 1-31.10.1918. E.F.
British War Medal & Victory Medals GS-77847 PTE. E.J. ELLIOTT, R. FUS. Edward John Elliott from Belvedere, Kent. Killed in Action 28.9.1918. Novelles. Edward John Elliott, 17th Royal Fusiliers, son of Mr. & Mrs. of Prices Cottages, Crabtree, Manorway, Belvedere, Kent. Copy M.I.C. (pair) C.W.G.C. Flesquieres Hill Cemetery, Soldiers Died, Medal Roll, Graves Report Form, War Diary 1-30.9.1918 (9 pages) 3 pages on attack at Novelles 28.9.1918. 'F' of Fus. partly obscured on B.W.M. only, otherwise G.V.F.
1914-15 Star TS.3811 J. TAYLOR, TR., R.N.R. British War Medal & Victory Medals 3811T.S., J. TAYLOR, TR., R.N.R. Trimmer John Taylor, born 24.1.1874 Buckhaven, Fife, Scotland. Address Deas Square, Buckhaven, Fife. for all Awarded Naval Prize Money 1920 & 1923. Served on H.T. Eva, St. George (Eva), Wallington (Eva) & Gunner. Unusual rank. E.F.
1939-45 Star, War Medal, these unnamed; Geo. V. (Robed bust India Imp.) Efficiency Medal bar Territorial. 2208189 CPL. E. STACEY, R.E. Prisoner of War, DUNKIRK 28.5.1940 with 8th Royal Lancashire Regiment. Cpl. E Stacey, King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) Copy P.O.W. Roll (confirms Regt. Number on Efficiency Medal, War Diary 28.4.1940-28.6.1940 & 'D' Coy narrative of events 25-31.5.1940 by Capt. Kelly. N.E.F.
Original black W.W.1. medal case of issue (only) for Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.) Fine
Victorian CONTEMPORARY silver (not h/m) ribbon buckle with 2 hooks, fitment pin & clip complete.
Crimea 4 bars Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. GR & DR. 11th BTN. RL ARTY. Officially Impressed (No. 3 Co., 11th Btn., ‘F’ Bty., Royal Artillery);
Edw. VII Africa General Service 1902-56, 3 bars Aro 1901-02, N. Nigeria 1903, N. Nigeria 1904. PTE. LAGOS BN. W.A.F.F.;
G.S.M./C.S.M.'s including Sub. Lieut.'s Borneo;
A rare early Northern Ireland Operational British Empire Medal (Military) to Sergeant Michael John Stretton, Royal Corps of Signals who served in Northern Ireland from the start of the emergency in 1969 until 1972.
The period 1970-1971 saw the height of sectarian violence & introduction of Internment, where Sgt. Stretton the personal Radio Operator of the Deputy Brigade Commander, who in this role spent long periods in the streets of Belfast, found himself caught in the middle of riots in Belfast with his Land Rover 'Stoned' on several occasions. In 1971 his detachment were responsible for the controversial Internment Operation secure radio net 'Operation Demetrius';
India General Service 1854-95 one bar PERSIA GUNNER ARTILLERY;
1914 (Mons) Star 6028 PTE. C.GDS. Prisoner of War 14th Sept. 1914 Bruges, The BATTLE OF THE AISNE (CERNY). The 1st Cold. Gds.;
British War & Victory Medals, NORF. R. Memorial Plaque KILLED IN ACTION 1st Btn. HERTFORDSHIRE Regt. 1.11.1917;
THREE x R.A.F., W.W.1. pairs; 1 x B.W.M.'s R.N.A.S. (worth looking for village/town/name/rank collectors);
British War Medal A.M.2 R.N.A.S. Boy 2nd Class, in R.N. 7.12.1902 served H.M.S. Impregnable, Lion, Agincourt, Repulse, Jupiter, Roxburgh, Donegal, Leander, Victorious & Formidable & in that time “Run” 2.9.1906, 4.6.1907 both from H.M.S. Roxburgh, noted as DESERTED 7.6.1907;
W.W.1./W.W.2. with M.I.D. group Lieut. Gordons & Group Capt. R.A.F.;
Boy Mech., R.N. later Sjt. R.A.F., with Geo. V. L.S.G.C.;
Belgian Croix de Guerre group Royal Scots;
M.M. group Warwick Regt.;
in Misc. section - boxes - D.F.C. etc, M.G.S., A of India bars & carriages;
A Seaforth Highlanders Afghan pair, K.I.A. Kandahar mentioned in Roberts Despatch as “A GRAND SPECIMEN OF A HIGHLAND SOLDIER”;
Army L.S. & G.C. Sergt. 28th Regt. officially dated 15th May 1857;
TWO W.W.1., M.M. & bar groups with citations;
Avon & Somerset Police group;
Q.S.A. wounded Glouc. Regt. ONE OF 10 IN THE ACTION;
W.W.1/W.W.2. Gren. Gds. & Geo. V. R.A.F. Long Service & Good Conduct Medal group;
Important British Diplomat Group of 4 to High Commissioner Sir Charles Roy Price K.C.M.G. (1950) C.M.G. (1942) late Royal Garrison Artillery. High Commissioner for the U.K. in SOUTH AFRICA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND.
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