2 August 2015

15669 Pte Robert Chapman, 1st Grenadier Guards - PoW


As a postscript to my February 2014 about Grenadier Guardsman Robert Chapman, I discovered, quite by accident this morning, that he was also a Prisoner of War. Many men taken prisoner of war in 1914 have this information recorded on their medal index cards. However, the practice is not universal and neither is the year or date of capture usually mentioned. Grenadier Guards medal index cards are not annotated with this information and it was only when I was looking at my database of 1914 Other Rank PoWs earlier this morning that I noticed Robert Chapman was on that list.

According to British records he was captured on the 27th October 1914, although German records note that he was taken prisoner on the 26th. Either way, it's a nice discovery for me and makes this interesting group even more appealing.

6 July 2015

The London Medal Company goes Greek


Lots of Greek items on the London Medal Company's latest list. Presumably the banks there have been having a clear-out. As well as groups which are wholly comprised of Greek awards (as in the example above), there are also groups with a British interest such as the example below which was awarded to a Greek-born interpreter. Presumably the expression, "It's all Greek to me" did not apply in this instance.

 
Images courtesy The London Medal Company.


19 June 2015

Boxer Rebellion & 14 Star Trio


Here's a nice group with a nice mark-up to match, from The London Medal Company's latest catalogue. I was an under-bidder on this group to W H Jewell of the Royal Horse Artillery when it sold for £340 at an Essex auction house last month. LMC now have it at a somewhat eye-watering £795. Quite some mark-up that, even with the 20 per cent buyer's premium, but I suppose those Cecil Court rents must be eye-watering too.  

Read more about this group, and others, at the London Medal Company website.  

Image copyright, London Medal Company.



5 June 2015

British Battles & Medals - FREE this weekend

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Here's a nice offer from Naval & Military Press. Spend £80 (including p&p) this weekend and get a copy of British Battles & Medals thrown in free of charge. I have an older version than this 7th edition but I'm still somewhat tempted.

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The 7th edition of British Battles & Medals has been completely re-written and features hundreds of photos from the collection of renowned medal expert and authority, John B Hayward.

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This offer is valid until 12 noon on Monday 8th June (even though the N&MP blurb above states July rather than June). Click on the images above or any of the text links to go straight through to the Naval & Military Press website.

23 May 2015

A Pozieres MC

 
New items from the London Medal Company this week in include this fine group to a Royal Fusiliers officer who had previously served in the ranks of the Lincolnshire Regiment during the Sudan and Second Anglo-Boer war campaigns. It would look great on my wall.



10 May 2015

Beware "low number" hype


Medal dealers love to highlight low regimental numbers as indication of long service or original battalion membership. For that matter, there are also collectors who only collect low regimental number medals to particular regiments or corps.

In the example below, the low number 35 is singled out as being worthy of note. But is it really that remarkable? The Rifle Brigade, alone of all the infantry regiments, did not start a new number series in 1881 but continued merrily along its way with its existing series.  And why shouldn't it have done so? It was unaffected by Cardwell's changes and there was really no need to start afresh. It was numbering in the 4000s by July 1881, reached 9999 in 1889 and started a new number series in February that year. It reached 9999 for a second time in late 1903 and started again from 1 either very late 1903 or on the 1st or 2nd January 1904.


So in the case above, the number 35 does not signal that the man was an original member of a particular battalion (or regiment). He simply happened to enlist at a time when the Rifle Brigade had just started a new number series commencing from 1.

This man was a regular, career soldier, and as a general rule, the majority of Territorial Force units did start numbering from 1 when the TF came into being in 1908. In the same way, the majority of Special Reserve units did not start numbering from 1 when they replaced the militia in 1908.  So low TF numbers might indeed signal early entry into a particular unit (and often prior service in the Volunteer Force). However, there are significant exceptions to the rule in both cases, some of which I have unpicked, and continue to unpick, on my army service numbers blog.

Images courtesy of the London Medal Company.

3 May 2015

London Medal Company - New additions


I like what I've seen from The London Medal Company so far and so I'm happy to post these links to the company's website. I bought a modest group the other week but it did come with a lot of supporting ephemera including some great photos which will hopefully open up other research avenues.

The item pictured above comprises a "Second World War Battle of France May 1940 Hurricane Fighter Pilot’s casualty group awarded to Pilot Officer R.W. Burton, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who flew operationally with No.85 Squadron, and when performing a ground attack, was killed in action, being shot down by either M.E.109’s or anti aircraft fire on 20th May 1940."  So there.


19 April 2015

Dix Noonan Webb - 12th May 2015


Dix Noonan Webb's latest auction of Orders, Decorations and Medals kicks off on 12th May.  View the catalogue here. There are the usual goodies like lot 450 (above); a group of three to Squadron Sergeant-Major T Lockwell of the 9th Lancers together with a silver salver presented to him by his brother NCOs on leaving the regiment on 4th June 1892. Nice.





11 April 2015

Spink - Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria

 
 
Check out the catalogue for Spink's forthcoming Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria auction on April 23rd. There are some nice items in this auction which will be of particular interest to Life Guards and Royal West Kent Regiment enthusiasts. View the catalogue here.
 




4 April 2015

Naval & Military Press Easter sale

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This annual event is becoming almost as traditional as the Easter Bunny: 20% off Naval & Military Press titles for all orders placed by 6pm on Monday 20th April 2015. The offer applies to every title stocked by N&M Press, including those that are already discounted.
 
 
NOW £116 - down from £145
 
Trench Maps ‘special sheets' demonstrate that the First World War was not a simple matter of ‘lions led by donkeys', but involved a massive amount of methodical and advanced scientific work – intelligence, aerial photography, photogrammetry, sound-ranging, predicted fire, aeroplanes, tanks, chemical, etc. – in an attempt to reduce casualties and break the deadlock.

This DVD ROM includes over 750 ‘special sheets' with expert commentary, at the 1:5,000, 1:10,000 and 1:20,000 scales from the ‘special sheets' collection held at The National Archives in TNA Class WO 297. The main battles and many smaller ‘actions' are well-represented, with maps showing trench systems developing over time, and the progress of battles – Loos, Somme, Arras, Vimy Ridge, Messines, Third Ypres, Hindenburg Line, Amiens, etc. Trench maps were used as a background for overprinting the specific functional information (e.g. Barrage Maps) of many of the ‘special sheets'. Particularly important overprints show artillery and intelligence functions, notably ‘Barrage Maps' for attacks, and ‘Enemy Order of Battle' and ‘Distribution of Enemy Forces' maps distributed for operations. ‘Hostile Battery Positions' maps show enemy artillery batteries located by flash-spotting, sound-ranging, aerial photography and reconnaissance, etc., and ‘Harassing Fire' maps show artillery targets in the enemy area to be subject to interdiction fire. Price plus VAT of £29 (VAT is applicable to all U.K. & European Union orders).
 


29 March 2015

Tubby Clayton and two Great War VCs


I bought this old press photo from 1926 recently. The caption on the reverse reads:

YPRES DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE.
Our photograph shows the Rev. P.B. Clayton ("Tubby" of Toc H) leading the singing of Kipling's Recessional during the service in Horse Guards Parade, after which there was a procession to the Cenotaph. On the left are two VCs. Lt-Col Sherwood Kelly and Sergt Brooks.

John (Jack) Sherwood Kelly VC, CMG, DSO won his Victoria Cross on the 20th November 1917 at the Battle of Cambrai. Oliver (Olly) Brooks of the Coldstream Guards won his VC near Loos on the 8th October 1915.




11 March 2015

Dix Noonan Webb - 25th March 2015

Orders, Dedcorations, Medals and Militaria

The latest DNW hootenanny (or as they like to put it, "Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria" auction) kicks off on the 25th March. Grab yourself a VC group, or simply click on the image above to browse the catalogue and dream...

21 February 2015

London Medal Company - New stock


Some attractive medals have just been added by the London Medal Company. There is a range of items and with a range of prices to match. Great War pairs from £40. Worth checking out.

Pictured above, the group of 3: Campaign Service Medal 1962, 2 Clasps: Northern Ireland, Air Operations Iraq; (24428535 PTE M R ATKINS GORDONS); Jubilee Medal 2002; Accumulated Campaign Service Medal, 1st type; (24428535 SGT M R ATKINS R ANGLIAN), mounted court style as worn.

14 February 2015

Victory's boxer nose

 
I've just picked up a Queen's Sudan and a Khedive's Sudan to an Indian soldier. The claw on the Queen's Sudan is a little loose and both medals show signs of having been polished over the years. Queen Victoria is a little rubbed - Her Majesty would not be amused - and Victory (above and below) looks as though she's run into a brick wall or done ten rounds in the ring with a boxing champion.
 

So the medals are far from perfect, but as far as I'm concerned, both are preferable to groups which have had their original ribbons removed and then been artfully court-mounted for display. Heaven forbid, there are plenty of medals on the market - and many in regimental collections for that matter - which have been lacquered.

The Queen's Sudan Medal is one of my favourites. Not only is the design is just wonderful, those heavily impressed capital letters along the edge of today's acquisition are works of art in their own right. Besides which, a bloody and battered nose for Victory after her encounter with the Fuzzy-wuzzies is absolutely spot on.




8 February 2015

DNW - Orders, Decorations & Medals - 25th Feb 2015

 
The latest Dix Noonan Webb beanfeast kicks off on 25th February at 10am. Lot 594 (above, estimate £2000 - £2500) is one of currently 847 lots in total. Browse or download the catalogue by clicking on the link. Image courtesy of DNW.




30 January 2015

Howard's latest tome - essential reference

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Here's another one for the groaning bookshelves: Volume 3 of Howard Williamson's The Great War Medal Collectors Companion.  Well-produced, lavishly illustrated and a treasure-trove of information form a well-respected author who lives and breathes medals and militaria. He's also a personal friend and an all-round jolly good egg.

Inside this Volume 3 of The Great War Medal Collectors' Companion you will find:

  • A short history of the 76 British Army Divisions (plus Cavalry and Guards Divisions) alongside the dates and Battles in which they were engaged
  • Locations of British Regiments showing the locations of each battalion of the Line Regiments (plus Guards, Cavalry and Yeomanry Units) throughout the War. Each entry gives Brigade and Division and date of entry to the theatres of war. All changes of Brigade, Division and Theatre of War are noted
  • The OMRS Gold Medal Winning study of the Royal Engineer Units in the Great War. This includes locations, dates, battle honours, refined regimental numbers from Volume II, general duties and many contemporary photographs.
  • A study of the Machine Gun Corps in the Great War. It gives all unit locations and the Brigade and Division attached. In addition, there are a number of photographs and a section on the equipment and tactics employed. Awarded OMRS Silver Medal 2014.
  • A study of the Army Cyclist Corps in the Great War covering notes on their units, equipment and duties. This study was awarded an OMRS Silver Medal at the 2014 Convention.
These books are essential resources and will be much sought-after in years to come. Naval and Military Press also has copies of Volume 1 and Volume 2. Click on the links on this page to order these essential reference works.

Howard Williamson - Great War medals


29 January 2015

John Hall - Medals and Books - For Sale



To buy any of the following items please contact John Hall: lsgc@talktalk.net  or 01132 875810 / 07807729658.

GM3.GV Military Medal Died of wounds
130173 PTE W ARNOLD 6/ MGC
William Arnold born Sharlston Wakefield
Enlisted in to the 21st Bn West Yorkshire regiment
21/10 lived at the time 7 Shuttleworth St, Earby and there is a picture of him in Craven's
Died Of Wounds 25.10.1918 whilst serving in the 6th Bn MGC Infantry
Buried in Vadencourt . Maissemy Aisne                               £425

 
GM4. 15 TRIO & MSM for EAST AFRICA
15 STAR M2-079358 M.S.SJT S G W BLYTHE A.S.C
BWM&VIC M2-079358 S.SGT S G W BLYTHE A.S.C
MSM M2-079358 M S SGT S G W BLYTHE 648/M T Coy A.S.C.
Full service papers from Dollis Hill North West LONDON
Previous service with Nelson college Rifle Corps New Zealand for 6 years 1906
Occ motor driver & mechanic age 29 yrs to france 25.5.1915 then on to east Africa march 1916 MSM LG 13 march 1918                                            £295

GM5. GV MSM & MEDAILLE MILITAIRE.
9258 A.CPL J MACONACHIE 1 CAM HDRS
M.S.M LG 1.1.1918 1 of 67 MSM`S
Medaille Militaire  1 of 7 to Regiment
Ent to 15 Trio to France 19.12.1914
Died of Wounds 18.10.1918                          £325

GM6. GV MSM for France
21503 PTE J M BENNETT 12/ W RID R
James Milroy Bennett born Barony Lanark
Enl Braightferry Dundee died of wounds 04.09.1917       £245

GROUPS

G1. BRIERLEY, Burdett Barrat
QSA Bars CC, OFS  2786 3rd Cl Tpr. B. Brierley, S.A.C.
1914-15 Trio P.518 L/Cpl B.B. Brierley, M.M.P.
With copy service record                £265

G2.1914 TRIO & RNR GV LSGC DRAKE Bttn R.N.D
A2862 D.Robinson smn R.N.R
David Robinson Born LARNE,Co Atrim joined RN Sept 1910
Served at Antwerp Oct 1914 with Drake Bn
With complete service details                   £445

G3.  CLY 2/2206 W. MILLS, A.B.  R.N.V.R. NELSON BTTN, R.N.D.
1914 Star Trio to William Mills.
Served with Nelson Bttn in Belgium Oct 1914.
With service details and some original documents.
Also medals to Sister, Agnes Mills.
BRCS Medal and Nursing Proficiency medals x3.  £360

G4. 14 TRIO + SERVICE RECORD
4258 WOCL2 J ASHDOWN 2/W.YORK R
FULL SERVICE RECORDS ENL 1894 DISC 1918   £175

G5. 14 TRIO + SERVICE RECORD
9455 PTE T GARDNER 2/ W YORK R
Thomas Gardner enlisted 3.8.1910 served Malta, Albania ,Malta  France 5.11.1914
lived Armley  discharged 5.7.1915 £175

G6. 14 TRIO
8053 Pte/A/Sgt C W Hall, 1/W York R
France 8.9.1914            £170

G7. 14 TRIO
6638 PTE C MCLOUGHLIN 1/ W YORK R
Christopher McLoughlin
To France .8.9.1914               £170

G8. 14 TRIO
6616 PTE R E CHAMBERS  1/W YORK R
To France 08.09.1914 Robert Elliott Chambers Born 1881 £170

G9. 14TRIO
3/8976 PTE C C BOWLER W YORK R £170

G10 . 14 TRIO
8873 PTE/SGT A KING 2/ W YORK R   £170

G11. 15 TRIO
1658 PTE H BROWN 1/5th W YORK R
France 15.4.15                £80

G12 14 TRIO GSM & LSGC+BAR GROUP
10687/20248 LCPL/SGT T WEBB WEST RIDING REGT/EAST YORK REGT
14Trio W.RID.R
GSM & LSGC+BAR EAST YORK REGT
Thomas Webb Enl 1913 Disc 1949/50 comes with numerous paper work mainly from the snapper magazine also photo from magazine involved in a film during war a very good and interesting research project.                         £475
                                                 
G13. 15 Trio   LIEUT/CAPTAIN H W BROOKE W.YORK R
Herbert Wilson Brooke 8th Bn West Yorks Leeds Rifles  Died 19.09.1964 age 73
Lived  3 Headingley Terrace Hyde Park Leeds
He was the managing director of James Hare LTD and numerous other wool and textile firmsIn 1947 he did a 25000 mile trip through Canada,USA & Mexico and wrote a book about about his experience and  how superior the british wool & textile was and how the USA wanted good quality goods. A very interesting character needs more research.       £235

G14.  15 TRIO
1404 PTE G NELSON W .YORK R
France 16.4.15                 £80
 
G15. 15 TRIO
21394 PTE J B WAUGH W YORK R
France 9.12.15                 £80
 
G16. 15 TRIO
11135 PTE J T HENSTOCK W YORK R
Balkans 11.7.15 disc due to wounds 29.6.16
Gsw r.shoulder from Blythe   Full service record    £85

G17. 15 TRIO
4371 PTE J ROOKLEDGE 1/7th W YORK R
James Rookledge to France 10.12.1915 entitled to silver war badge No 206804 enl 17.07.15 disc due to sick 08.03.19 Lab Corp   583409   £80

G18.  15 TRIO
1598 PTE J LEE 1/7th W YORK R
France 15.4.15         £80

G19. 15 TRIO
12654 PTE T CHADWICK W YORK R
Thomas Chadwick To France 26.08.15          £80

G20. 15 TRIO
2776 PTE W PICKLES W YORK R
France 15.4.15                   £80

G21. 15 TRIO
2282 W E WOOD 1/7th W YORK R
France 15.4.15         £80

G22. 15 TRIO
2099 PTE E FRYER W YORK R
France 16.4.15             £80

G23. 15 TRIO
3/8746 PTE D NEWMAN W YORK R
France 29.6.15 3rd Bn from Hebburn Durham
Numerous imprisonment+dcm`s        £80

G24. 15 TRIO
18557 PTE J F WILSON W YORK R
James Fishburn Wilson born Hett Durham, Lived 19 Nesbit St Shotton Colliery Durham
Occ coal miner age 26 in 1911   £80

G25. 15 TRIO
2710 PTE J LACEY W YORK R
TO FRANCE 16.4.1915     £80

G26. 15 TRIO
2700 PTE H E HENDERSON W YORK R
6TH BN THEN TO MFP LIVED LITTLE HORTON BRADFORD   £80

G27. 15 TRIO + DEFENCE MEDAL +BOX OF ISSUE FOR WW2
15766 PTE G DENNISON 9th W YORK R
George Dennison to Balkans 11.07.1915 £85

G28. 15 TRIO
2282 PTE W E WOOD W YORK R  Prisoner of War as WEST YORKS MUSEUM LIST  
William E Wood  to France 15.04 1915 change Number 200626 6th Bn No   £85

G29. 15 TRIO
RMB 923 MUS S TAYLOR
Joined 1905-1919 served HMS Dominion 1912=18 with
Papers and box of issue        £115


G30.  15 TRIO 3650 PTE S KENDRICK 1/8th  MANC R    £75

G31.  S/6955 PTE H V PASSINGHAM RIF BRIG
WW1 15 TRIO, DEF, WAR MEDAL, E11R ISM & ODD FELLOW MEDAL
S/6955 PTE H V PASSINGHAM RIF BRIG/HORACE VICTOR PASSINGHAM ODD FELLOWS MEDAL FOR SERVICE RENDER 28.10.37 MIC STATES TO FRANCE 12.5.1915.   £135

G32. 15 TRIO KILLED IN ACTION 2nd/5th West Yorkshire Regt
13954 CHARLES SMITH WILDING KILLED IN ACTION 25th July 1918
Lived 5, The Square, East Morton, Bingley, Yorks.  £170

G33.  ALDRIDGE, W.
1914-15 Star  P1800 Cpl – A/Sjt W. Aldridge, M.M.P.
BWM/VIC  P1800 Sjt W. Aldridge, M.M.P. First Theatre of War Balkans 7.10.15.  £115

G34. 14 STAR + VIC Killed in Action 20.09.1914
7385 LCPL/PTE F BUCKLEY W YORK R
Killed in Action under flag of truce from Dewsbury
His name is an Alias Abraham Wolstenholme from Slaithwaite    £145

G36. PAIR & PLAQUE
36194 Pte H HAMPSHIRE W YORK R 
HARRY HAMPSHIRE Killed in action/Died of wounds??? 13th January 1917  9th Bn West Yorkshire Regt age 37 Lived 21 Mathias St Burley Leeds index cards states pair only D of W Ancestry states K in A?  £165

G37. PAIR KILLED IN ACTION 1st/5th West Yorkshire Regt     
12872 Pte W H  THOMPSON W YORK R. WILLIAM HENRY THOMPSON Killed in Action 29th October 1917. Lived 10 Eltham Terrace Woodhouse Leeds index card states entitled to 15 Trio   £65

G38. PAIR KILLEDIN ACTION 10TH BN W Yorkshire Regt    
235020 PTE R H TINKER W YORK R
Killed in action 18.09.1918 lived Temple Newsam he is on the Colton Memorial    £75

G39. BWM + VIC
62670 PTE A E NETTLETON 1/7TH W YORK R 
Alfred Ernest Nettleton
Born 08.11.1899 died 4 March 1956 Wakefield left £5622 in his will.  £40

G40. PAIR TO Officer 4th West Yorkshire Regt
LT H L PEARSON
Henry Lindau Pearson Born Driffield 1897 enl 4th West Yorks 10.06.1915 discharged 01.01.1920
GSW Right Shoulder served RAF 15.07.1925 –04.07.1929 Served India 20th SQD 1926/27           £ 95

G41. BWM + VIC
3512 PTE J W STOTHARD 3RD/5TH W YORK R 
John W Stothard  3rd 5th Bn /Lab Corps / RE  £40

G42. BWM + VIC Prisoner of War as WEST YORKS MUSEUM LIST   
325183 PTE A R ALLEN 18TH W YORK R  Alfred R Allen   £40

G43. WW1 GROUP POW?? WW1 PAIR Defence medal War medals  
31923 PTE J NICHOLSON 21ST W YORK R
JOHN NICHOLSON WEST YORKS REGT Prisoner of  War   £60

G44. BWM + VIC
60483 PTE W SHACKLETON  15/17TH W YORK R         £ 40

G45. BWM + VIC
3/8923 PTE G CONWAY 12TH W YORK R
France 12.10.15 previous service with KOYLI
Ent 15 star also IGA Tirah ,QSA 3 bars + KSA full service record    £45
          
G46. BWM + VIC
21558PTE R W FOTHERGILL  15TH W YORK R  
Ent to IGS NWF 1919 with Hamps Regt     £40

G47. BWM + VIC 3346 PTE A NEWTON 2/6TH W YORK R
KILLED IN ACTION 11.04.17                     £75

G48. BWM+VIC
32365 PTE T ASHCROFT   7TH N STAFF R
Ent pair only with lid to box of issue     £45

G49. BWM + VIC
4712 PTE D J DAY 1/5TH W.YORK.R       £40

G50. BWM + VIC
54689 PTE N BROOKE 2/7TH W YORK R     £40

G51. BWM + VIC
4368 PTE V W W MASON W YORK R    £40
Born Frodingham died 1981

G52. BWM + VIC
3513 PTE H CHAPMAN W YORK R    £40

G53. BWM + VIC
238124 PTE J HALLIDAY 1ST W YORK R   
Prisoner of war.   £45

G54. BWM + VIC
75114 PTE A E MITCHELL 10TH W YORK R    £40

G55. BWM + VIC
37166 PTE P W WICHERLEY  9TH W YORK R    £40

G56. BWM + VIC
20871 PTE D BURNHAM  W YORK R  £40

G57.BWM + VIC
53805 PTE T A WILSON 10TH W YORK R   £40

G58.  BWM + VIC
42497 PTE W ROBINSON 2ND W.YORK.R      £40

G59. BWM + VIC
49368 PTE H THORNTON 2/5TH W YORK R  KILLED IN ACTION 20.07.1918                £75

G60.  BWM + VIC
3346 PTE A NEWTON 2/6TH W YORK R   KILLED IN ACTION 11.04.17               £75

G61.  BWM + VIC
21066 PTE W ROBSON W YORK R               £40

G62.  BWM + VIC
5832 PTE G COOPER 1/6TH W.YORK.R      £40    

G63.  3458 PTE R MC KAY  H L I
WW1 BWM & VIC, DEF MEDAL & GV1 SPECIALS LSGC BAR 1949
3458 PTE R MC KAY H L I /ROBERT J G MC KAY MIC CARD CONFIRMING WW1 PAIR.  £95

G64.  242691 PTE H P ROBERTS S LANC R
WW1 BWM & VIC, DEF, WAR MEDAL GV SPECIALS LSGC COINAGE HEAD
242691 PTE H P ROBERTS S LANC R/HARRY P ROBERTS  ORIGINAL CERT FOR PROMOTION T2 LT IN THE HOME GUARD JULY 1953+LETTER TO HARRY FROM IS GRANDMOTHER    £115                                                                                           

G65. WW1 PAIR  GV SPECIALS LONG SERVICE MEEDAL
60320 PTE A C BARKER 2/7TH W YORK R , ARTHUR C BARKER   £50

G66.  George HOPE   
BWM/VIC to G. Hope, B.R.C.S. BRCS War Medal unnamed
MIC shows he entered France 18.1.16   £85

G67.   SUPERB GROUP AND SCARCE
9778/3701458 cpl/sgt E A HALL R LANC R
M.I.D.   3.8.1920 AFGHANISTAN SCARCE M.I.D.
BWM + VIC 9778 CPL E A HALL R LANC R
IGS bars AFGHAN 1919 + WAZ 1919-1921  3701458 SGT E A HALL R LANC R
GC LSGC  SGT 3701458 SGT E A HALL R LANC R awarded July 1927
Joined 11/08/1908 disc 1932 first theatre of war India Sept 1915
So is he entitled to a star??? With some paperwork       £365
 
G68.EDV11 & BWM  NAVY PAIR only entitlement
EDV11 NAVY LSGC 155578 WILLIAM GREEN BOATN H M COAST GUARD
BWM 155578 W GREEN P.O R.N
Born 14 March 1874 Rustington Sussex enl 28.05.1890 age 16
Served on Audacious, Edinburgh, Barfleur, Duke of Wellington, Australia then he went on to be a Boatman 1901-1919 LSGC awarded 09.05.1907 ent to BWM only    £100

G69.  WW1 PAIR & SPECIALS LSGC
3924 TPR S A WOLFE 2-L GDS
SECT CMDR SYDNEY A WOLFE
With papers from Horwich nr Bolton
Enl 29.2.1916 to France 23.4.1917  £130

G70.  H  BOOTH
GSM BAR PALESTINE AND MALAYA TO 7885289 PTE H BOOTH E.YORK R
39/45 STAR,
AFRICA STAR BAR 8TH ARMY,
DEFENCE & WAR MEDAL
E11R REGULAR ARMY LSGC TO 7885289 SGT H BOOTH E.YORK R (REPLACEMENT]
£150

G71.  GSM BAR PALESTINE 4534243 CPL A MORAN W YORK R  
39/45 star, Africa star. Defence , war medal
£ 145                    
                      
                                      THREE NICE NAVAL M.I.D GROUPS

G72.  MX.60468 R D SEARLE O.A.1 H.M.S. EXCELLENT
39/45 STAR,
ATLANTIC STAR,
WAR MEDAL.M.I.D,
E11R NLSGC  MX.60468 R D SEARLE O.A.1 H.M.S. EXCELLENT
RALPH DOUGLAS SEARLE M.I.D. LG 1.1.1945 WHILST SERVING ON HMS FORRESTER
NLSGC AWARDED 31 AUG 1954 BORN 1919 DIED 1997 COMES WITH WW1 BWM TO
4987 GNR R SEARLE R.A RAPLH SEARLE POSS FATHER       £215

G73. . Morris Jackson COOK, Royal Navy
1939-45 Star
Atlantic Star with France/Germany clasp,
War Medal with MID
NGS Clasp Minesweeping 1945-51.+++ Original Minesweeping badge.
MID LG 18 May 1943 Copy Seedies Roll. HMS Obdurate. North Russian Convoy  £415

G74.  JX.127380 R V WILLMOTT CPO HMS PEMBROKE
39/45,ATLANTIC,AFRICA,ITALY,WAR MEDAL(MID)   GV1 NLSGC
MID LG2 MAY 1944 OPS IN MEDITERRANEAN LST411 MINED 31 DEC 1943
NLSGC AWARDED  10.NOV 1944 DIED 1977 LINCOLNSHIRE
ORIGINAL  ID BADGE,ARETHUSA TRAINING SHIP MEDAL
HMS KENT 1ST CUTTER MEDALLION,HMS GANGES 1927 WINNERS MEDAL FOR
ROWING,ORIGINAL BOX FOR NLSGC,ORIGINAL  BOX FOR WW2 MEDALS
TO MR R V WILMOTT SKEGNESS LINCS    £295

G75.  878539 GNR S TERRY R.A.DOUBLE LONG SERVICE GROUP OF FIVE
39/45 STAR,
DEF,WAR MEDAL
GV1 TEM &
E11R SPECIAL LSGC
PLUS TWO SMALL BOLTON SPECIAL CONSTABLE BADGES TO 878539 GNR S  TERRY, R.A .STANLEY TERRY.Condition NEF  £115

G76.  Francis McBRIDE
1939/45 Star,France/Germany Star ,Defence Medal , War Medal
Police LS Medal [E11R] to Const Francis McBride
Scots Guard Comm. Medallion.
Entitled to 1977 Jubilee Medal [Constable, Dumfries and Galloway]  £105

G77. WW2 +ISM GROUP TO No 7 SIS???? /Special comms unit 3
2345524 operator specialist R G CLAYDON Royal Signals
39/45 star
AFRICA star
DEFENCE Medal
WAR medal
E11R ISM LG 23rd sept  1974 RAYMOND GEORGE CLAYDON
Overseer Reigate & Redhill
With soldier service book plus stamped photo which gives details were he served and what branch he served in,He was a S Telegraphist served No 7 sheet operator special served M.E.F 1941 ONWARDS. with some paperwork       £100

G78.  WATERS, Frederick G.
Defence Medal,Police LS Medal [GV1]  Sergt Frederick G Waters
RLSS Bronze Medallion with 1937 bar     £60

G79.  ROGERS, Arthur
Defence Medal;War Medal
Police LS Medal [E11R]  Inspr Arthur Rogers   £65

G80. GRAHAM, John M
Police LS Medal [E11R]  Inspr John M Graham.
St John Ambulance medallion John M Graham   £55

G81. ROBERTSON, George.
Police LS Medal [GV1] Inspr George Robertson,
PAA Championship Bronze Medallion    £55

G82.  C.G. HEDGE, R.E.
1939/45 Star, France/Germany Star, Defence Medal,War Medal
Army LSGC [GV1] to 1869103 CQMS C.G. Hedge, R.E.         £95

G83.  4530522 W.O.CL.2 J.CAVANAGH W.YORKS
39/45 STAR, FRANCE & GERMANY STAR ,DEFENCE, WAR,GV1 LSGC Regular Army bar
J CAVANAGH BECAME RSM 5TH BN MARCH 1947 TILL AUGUST 1948                   £175

G84. R.A.F LSGC&BAR GROUP
EIIR GSM bar Arabia Peninsula 2232747 SGT C I DYSON R.A.F
EIIR LSGC+BAR 2232747 SNR TECH C I DYSON R.A.F
Comes with box of issue for LSGC bar and dog tags                  £270

G85.  METROPOLITAIN TRIO
JUBILEE 1887+BAR 1897,
1902 CORNATION
1911 CORNATION
PC C MARKHAM F DIVISION
Joined 1886 ret 1912 26 yrs service all in F Division    £150

G86 15 TRIO
640PTE J PARKINSON E YORK R (tradesman)
Jim Parkinson 11th Bn east york regt lost is prefix
Born 1892 died 1945 lived Hull and was a general labourer   £110

G87  EDV11 NAVY LSGC & BROTHERS BWM
EdVII Naval LSGC S E Goldsworthy Lg sto 1 HMS KATOOMBA
Born Nov 1869 enl aug 1888 to RFR 1910 till 1919 total service 31 years
Served Endymion 1915 till 1918 lsgc awarded 1904 full service record
BWM to BROTHER 155931 H Goldsworthy L S R.N faint naming
Born 1875 enl 1890 disc march 1920 total service 30 years
Entitled to 1911 coronation medal whilst on Vanguard served HMS Forth & Maidstone entitled to BWM only full service record      £110

SINGLE MEDALS
 
S1.  QSA bars NATAL  brouch marks on front of medal
2500 PTE J DILLINGHAM W YORKSHIRE REGt PAPERS    £110

S2. J. HEFFERNAN
1914 Star to 3/8646 Sjt J. Heffernan, 1st W. York R.
Killed in Action 15.1.17    £120

S3.  14 STAR+ SERVICE RECORD
8315 PTE J H RADMALL
Joseph Henry Radmall  To France 05.11.1914
Enl 14.01.1907 disc 20.03.1916 due to wounds received 27.12.1914
Occupation pre-war Lift Attendant
Born 1889 died 1964 left £229 in Will    £100

S4. A. CROSSLEY.
1914 Star to 5848 CQMS A. Crossley, 2 W. York R.
Full service record, joined 16.4.1900, trans to MPSC 1.3.15, wounded 1915 shrapnel neck and shoulder.    £90

S5.  SINGLE 15 STAR
2LT E SMITH W YORK R
Disc due to Wounds served 12th BN    
Only 1 E Smith with this rank in West Yorks  £70

S5. 15 STAR
1735 PTE T H CROWTHER 1/6TH W YORK R GILDED    £25

S6. 15 STAR
72540 DVR O ROBINSON RFA  
To France 21.05.15 Orlando Robinson born 6.6.84 died dec1972 Dewsbury   £25

S7.  BWM
41935 PTE R HERZKA 2/6TH W YORK R  
Rudolph Herza born 1879 Vienna Austria Died 1953 Barton Lancashire
Married 1903 to Ellen Dempster
Wife Ellen Herzka died 09.05.1917   £30

S8.  BWM
29713 CPL C H ARNOLD  W YORK R  
Charles H Arnold    £28

S9. VICTORY MEDAL
43453 PTE J T YOUNG 21ST W YORK R   £12

S10.  VICTORY MEDAL
30766 PTE F EDWARDS ESSEX R    £12

S11. GV1.  GSM 1962 BARS PALESTINE & MALAYA
to 1095478 Gnr A P BLAKE R.A. Replacement medals.      £90

S12.  GV1  GSM BAR PALESTINE
TO 4537604 PTE T MEEHAN W.YORK.R    £75

S13.  E11R GSM BAR MALAYA 
22789447 PTE C OLDFIELD W YORKS   £60

S14.  E11R GSM BAR MALAYA 
22599613 PTE B MEEGAN W YORKS   £60

S15.  E11R GSM BAR MALAYA 
22762759 PTE R TEASDALE W YORKS   £60

S16.  E11R GSM BAR MALAYA 
23201294 PTE C W D YOUNG W YORKS   £60

S17.   E11R GSM BAR MALAYA   
23514012 PTE T A FOSTER R M P.    £85

S18.  E11R GSM bar MALAYA   
23248954 CPL F BROWN R.A.O.C   £60

S19.  E11R GSM bar CYPRUS
518210 F SGT  G M WRIGHT R.A.F   £55

S20.  E11R GSM Bar Cyprus    
22558299 Sjt F. HAIL, R.A.O.C    £60

S21. E11R GSM BAR NEAR EAST  
23228762 PTE B J FRAIN  W YORKS     £125

S22.  E11R GSM BAR NEAR EAST     
23250706 PTE J W HALL W YORKS   £125

S23.  E11R GSM 2 BARS MALAYA & NEAR EAST   
22978597 PTE K BROCKLESBY W YORKS   £155

S24.  E11R  BAR SOUTH ARABIA   £70
23846701 CPL M J CONROY PWO

S25.  E11R GSM BAR SOUTH ARABIA 
23951943 PTE J M SCAIFE PWO     £70

S26.  E11R GSM BAR NORTHERN IRELAND 
24123306 PTE G L BULL PWO   £70

S27.  E11R GSM BAR  NORTHERN IRELAND 
24366503 PTE C NOBLE PWO     £70

S28. QUEENS KOREA MEDAL
22201455 CFN S MARTIN R.E.M.E        £100

S29.  IRAQ OP-TELIC MEDAL
25215877 PTE K HODGSON YORKS     With box of issue    £175

S30. 14 STAR K.O.Y.L.I Prisoner of War
7882 pte F BROWN K.O.Y.L.I Fred Brown taken  prisoner of war 26.087.1914???  £95

LONG SERVICE,  JUBILEE & CORONATION MEDALS

N1. EDV11 ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE LSGC
D3377 J W NELSON SEAN 1 CL R.N.R         £45

L1. VICTORIAN LSGC 1039 PTE H STEEL 1-14 FOOT
HENRY STEEL ENLISTED 20 APRIL 1868 SERVED 21 YEARS with papers  £125

L2. ARMY LONG SERVICE MEDAL GV
9275 PTE J DAY W YORK R
Entitled to SWB No 89272 enl 1895 disc 10.05 1916 due to sickness  £70

L3. ARMY LONG SERVICE GV
5819198 PTE F CROCKFORD SUFF R     £60

L4. E11R R.A.F LONG SERVICE
E4027145 CPL E SLATER R.A.F    £58

L5. VOLUNTEER LONG SERVICE MEDAL EDV11
867 L-CORPL J ATKINSON 1ST V B W YORK Regt impressed £80

L6.  TERRITORIAL  EFFECIENCY MEDAL GV1 bar Territorial
4534816 PTE S SPINK W YORK R  £60

L7. TERRITORIAL  EFFECIENCY MEDAL GV1 bar Territorial
2050847 PTE F MAWER W YORK R   £60

L8. TERRITORIAL  EFFECIENCY MEDAL GV1 bar Territorial
3655087 PTE C DANIELS W YORK R    £60

L9.  TERRITORIAL EFFECIENCY MEDAL GV1 BAR TERRITORIAL
777388 SGLN F ALLEN R SIGNALS    
Fred Allen was born in Tupton on 16th May 1909. He was the son of William and Mary Allen. The 1911 Census shows him residing at 6 Springwell Terrace, New Tupton (I believe they may be the same place). William Allen was a coal miner (deputy) as was two of his sons. The young Fred also had a sister. Fred also became a miner and was residing at Tapton, near Chesterfield when he joined the RA (Tapton is a different village near Tupton!). He attested at Derby on 2nd January 1928 for 3 years regular service and 9 on the reserve. His RA career was short lived. He was discharged on 12th January 1928 under King's Regulations Para 363 (VI) (a). He joined the Royal Corps of Signals (TA) on 13th May 1935, and agree I 'Signalman' it is. It appears he died in Chesterfield in 1982.             £50
 
L10. TERRITORIAL  EFFECIENCY MEDAL GV1 bar Territorial
1437841 SGT F AIREY W YORK R  £60

L11.  EM Bar Terr [GV1] to 3522354  Pte E.H. HULLEY, R.A.O.C.  £45

L12. Thomas BRUNNING, Metropolitan Police 
1887 Jubilee Medal named to Insp J. Brunning, ‘J’ Divn
Census records and some service details. Joined Met 1866 – retired 1892  £120  

L13.  JUBILEE 1887 BAR 1897 TO PC J STURNHAM N DIV, MET POLICE  £55

L14.  JUBILEE 1887 BAR 1897 TO PC J HACKETT M DIV, MET POLICE
Condition GVF   £55

L15.  GV1 IND IMP SPECIALS LSGC TO FRED W J PARKER, SPECIAL CONSTABULARY  
Condition GVF+ £15
          
IMPERIAL SERVICE MEDALS

GV1 IND IMP
UNWIN, Ruth Jessie.  Asst Supervisior, London Postal Region.
LG 19.9.44. In black Royal Mint box of issue   £25

EIIR DEI GRATIA                     
CHRISTIE, Robert Main, Assistant Supervisor Glasgow General Post Office
In black Royal Mint box of issue.  LG 9.12.58   £25

CLISBY, Charles William, Postman, London Postal Region
In black Royal Mint box of issue.
LG 21.9.65  £25

COWEN, Miss Ann, Lately Postal and Telegraph Officer Newcastle upon Tyne
With original certificate for ISM, In black Royal Mint box of issue. LG 15.5.70  £28

GORE, Jack, Lately Technical Officer, Blackburn, General Post Office
In black Royal Mint box of issue.
LG 29.7.83   £25

MURTON, Miss Barbara Lillian, Lately Postal and Telegraph Officer, Ilford
With original certificate for ISM.
In black Royal Mint box of issue.
LG11.10.74  £28

TILLEY, Harry William, Lately Senior Technician, Leicester.
In black Royal Mint box of issue
LG23.6.72  £25

Books for Sale

1. History of the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards 1685 – 1980 by J M Brereton. 
£25.00

94 plates (some col.), 12 maps & diagrams. Catterick: The Regt. 1982. Campaigns include Peninsular, Kaffir War, Crimea, Egypt 1882, Boer War, WW1 Western Front & WW2 BEF 1940 & North-West Europe 1944-45 from Normandy to Bremen, post-war Radfan & Cyprus. Rolls of Hon. 1914-18 & 1939-45, roll of awards post-1946. Orig. maroon cloth,  gilt, excellent condition.

 2. History Of the Duke of Wellington’s Regt  1919 – 1952 by Brig CN Barclay,     
£17.00

First Edition, with a coloured portrait frontispiece, 27 plates on 18, 9 maps in the text and 10 large folding maps (a number coloured in outline), some occasional light spotting; regimental cloth, gilt back, gilt crest on upper cover, a very good, clean copy. Records the pre-war and wartime service of all nine battalions. Includes colonels, battalion commanders, honours, awards and Roll Of Honour. 

3. History of the Royal Warwickshire Regt 1919 – 1955 by Marcus Cunliffe, 
£25.00

First Edition, with a fine portrait frontispiece, 11 plates on 8, 7 full-page maps in the text and front and rear endpaper maps; cloth, regimental badge blocked in gilt on upper board, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in the d/w. The 2 and 1/7 Bns landed in Normandy; 1 Bn served in India and Burma; 2 Bn fought across North-West Europe. Includes index of officers and men, and separate index of places and events. 

4. History of the Green Howards by Geoffrey Powell. 
£12.00

Arms & Amour Press, London, 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Buchan, Toby ( Maps ) (illustrator). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Charts the history of the famous regiment raised in 1688 as 'Colonel Lutrell's Regiment of Foot'. A fresh and comprehensive guide covering new ground in particular on the little covered inter-war and post 1945 decades.  287 pages including index. 

5. The Royal Ulster Rifles in Korea.      
£15.00

Belfast. Wm. Mullan & Son (Publishers). 1953., 1953. 8vo, 104p., with 15 plates and illustrations, maps, mapped endpapers, dark green cloth, titles on the upper cover stamped in black, a fine bright copy in near fine jacket (Ids). - The Korean War combat history of The 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles, includes lists of casualties, honours and awards.

6. History of 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regt in India, Arakan, Burma & Sumatra September 1939 – October 1946.    
£16.00

Lincoln. Keyworth & Sons. c.1949, 1949. Detailed history. Maps, ills., honours and awards, roll of honour etc. Excellent condition in original card covers.

7. Mander’s March on Rome by Major d’Arcy Mander.  
£5.00

Sutton Publishing. (Subject: World War II - General) Major D'Arcy Mander was awarded a DSO in 1944 for espionage work which he carried out in Rome following his escape from captivity. Mander had been captured while serving with the Green Howards in the Western Desert, and flown to Italy. Mander accepted captivity for a while, putting his time to good use by learning Italian. In 1943 he escaped from a prisoner-of-war train in northern Italy and, adopting the alias Pietro Bartoli, he proceeded to walk to Rome. The city was under German occupation and Mander decided to set up his own intelligence network. (Published: 1987) (Publisher: Sutton Publishing) (ISBN: 0862993830) (Pagination: 149pp, 5 illustrations, 2 maps.)

8. Out of Step   The Memoirs of Field Marshal Lord Carver.   
£8.00  

Hutchinson London 1986, 1986. 1st edition dust jacket Fine 8vo. viii + 581pp., b/w pls., maps, index, The British Army's youngest Brigade Commander of WW2 at 29. 

9.  Naval Medals: 1857-1880 Vol 2 [Hardcover] by K.J. Douglas-Morris. 

£39.00

Privately Printed. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1994. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 1897632401 . Navy Blue 'leatherette' boards with bright gilt titling and decoration to the spine. The book is 'As New' and has obviously never been read. NO Inscriptions or Marks. (xxii) + 436 pp. "An Excellent and extremely detailed study of British Naval medals and their recipients from the Second China Wars to the First Boer War.   

10. The Distinguished Service Medal 1939 – 1946 by Fevyer.  
£20.00

J. B. Hayward Polstead Suffolk, 1981. 1st edn., [vi], vi, 163pp, [i] blank, ibn text halftone images of both sides of the medal (on verso half title) and of a group, large format about 10 x 7 inches, dark blue cloth lettered in silver at spine and upper board, decorative headband, clear acetate-type dustwrapper, details of the Distinguished Service Medal during WW2, the medal awarded for bravery and resourcefulness on active service at sea by NCO's and other ranks of the British and Commonwealth forces on active service at sea, containing a chronological list of the awards, the names with rank and serial number, London Gazette date and reference, and the citation, with an alphabetical index by surname and a list of multiple recipients, ISBN:0903754908 fine in a fine dustwrapper,

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