Campaign Medal Groups


 

1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, War Medal, Admiralty Medal Box of issue, Admiralty Condolence slip, original documents, photos to Sub Lieutenant Norman Higgs, BSc, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve from Much Wenlock, Shropshire. Commissioned from Ordinary Seaman 27th March 1941, he was appointed to the Flower Class Corvette HMS Fleur de Lys. Lost when his ship was torpedoed and sunk on 14th October 1941 aged 24 years by the German Submarine U-206 about 55 miles west of Gibraltar, there were only three survivors. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, War Medal

Unnamed as issued

Admiralty Condolence Slip

Ty Sub Lieutenant Norman Higgs RNVR

With Admiralty Medal box of issue addressed to his father “Mr E B Higgs, 6 Barrow Street, Much Wenlock, Shropshire”, Admiralty Condolence slip, Admiralty Letter of Appointment appointing him Temporary Sub Lieutenant RNVR of His Majesty’s Ship King Alfred (Additional) dated 27th March 1941, two original photos one in a group civilian clothing and one in a group wearing RNVR uniform, Admiralty letter to his father dated 22nd August 1947 forwarding payment of his son’s War Gratuity, Passing Out Certificate from HMS King Alfred to Ordinary Seaman Norman Higgs P/JX.195617 appointing him Temporary Sub Lieutenant dated 27th March 1941.

Sub Lt Norman Higgs, RNVR standing far right

Norman Higgs was lost aboard the Flower Class Corvette HMS Fleur de Lys (Lt. Alexander Collins, RNR) which was torpedoed and sunk on 14th October 1941 by the German submarine U-206 about 55 nautical miles west of Gibraltar in position 36º00’N, 06º30’W. There were only three survivors. Lieutenant Collins, 5 officers and 65 ratings were lost. Aged 24 years he was the son of Ernest Brownhill Higgs and Florence Jane Higgs of Much Wenlock, Shropshire, commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

NEF £195 Available


 

1939/45 Star, France and Germany Star, War Medal, Air Ministry Medal Box of issue, Air Council Condolence slip, original documents, RAF Flying Log Book and photos to Sergeant (Air Gunner) Lawrence Middleton, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve No 104 Squadron from Sheffield, who was killed in action 17th September 1944 aged 19 years during a mission to bomb the Brescia Marshalling Yards in Northern Italy. The rear turret in which Sergeant Middleton was Air Gunner was severed from the rest of the Wellington Bomber by the wing tip or fin of another aircraft. The Wellington returned to base, the Squadron Operations Diary recording they had been hit by Flak. Initially buried in Vantignano Cemetery, Brescia, Italy he now rests in the Milan War Cemetery.

1939/45 Star, France and Germany Star, War Medal

Unnamed as issued

Air Ministry Condolence Slip

Sergeant L Middleton

With RAF Flying Log Book covering the period 25th February 1944 to 16th July 1944, the book stamped “Killed on active service”, Air Ministry Condolence slip plus slips marking medal entitlement, rank, name and service number. Two original photos of Middleton, one depicted here, four letters written by Middleton to what appears to be his sister, last dated May 1944, three original casualty reporting telegrams, five original letters, four from the Air Ministry and one from the Red Cross, letters from RAF records to his sister.

1590877 Laurence Middleton commenced Air Gunner training 25th February 1944 in Anson aircraft at No 11 Air Gunnery School, Andreas, Isle of Man. Posted to No 11 Operational Training Unit 27th May 1944 flying Wellington aircraft, his Flying Log Book’s last entry is 16th July 1944 and stamped “Killed on active service”.

In a letter dated 10th March 1997 from the RAF Personnel Management Agency to his sister, they confirm Sergeant Middleton’s Medal entitlement and the fact the Medals were posted to his father Mr A E Middleton 1/8 Hollis Croft, Sheffield on 27th July 1948.

Sergeant Laurence Middleton was an Air Gunner (Rear Gunner) on a Wellington of 104 Squadron. The aircraft took off from Foggia main aerodrome, Italy at approximately 1757 hours and was detailed to attack marshalling yards at Brescia in Northern Italy. At 2045 hours whilst in the target area the rear turret of the aircraft was severed from the aircraft. An inspection of the Wellington (on return to base) noted that the damage sustained at the rear end of the fuselage indicated a collision with the wing tip or fin of another aircraft. This is supported by the fact that the surrounding portions of the fuselage and tail unit were completely free from splinters which would normally been present if there had been an internal or external explosion or hit by flak.

Sergeant Middleton was 19 years old, originally buries at Vantignano Cemetery, Brescia, Italy and was later moved to the Military Cemetery, Milan. The son of Albert Edward and Ivy Marguerite Middleton of Sheffield.

NEF £395 SOLD


 

1939/45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, War Medal, original photos, letter from Air Ministry, AG Brevet to Sergeant (Air Gunner) John Stammers, 214 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 29th November 1942 aged 18 years when his Stirling Bomber was shot down by Flak on a mission to Torino, he now rests in an identified grave in the Couvron-Et-Aumencourt cemetery, Aisne, France.

1939/45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, war Medal

Unnamed as issued

With Air Gunner’s Brevet, nine old photographs in black and white of his grave, Under Secretary of State for Air letter dated 28th February 1949 forwarding some of these photos to his mother. Postcard photo of John Stammers his writing on the back to his Dear Mother post mark is 22nd November 1941, he is staying at 77 Albert Street, Blackpool “This is my new billet”, he writes, “I will be here 8 to 10 weeks”. Original photo of John in his Gun Turret (reverse in ink Jack in his turret), five colour photos of his grave.

John Stammers was a Sergeant Air Gunner serving with 214 Squadron (Sterling Mark 1 bombers). At 1833 on 28th November 1942 his aircraft took off from Chedburgh on a mission to bomb Torino. Hit by Flak at 6,000 feet the aircraft crashed at Couvron-Et-Aumencourt, Aisne, 12 km NW of Laon, France. The aircraft was piloted by Flight Sergeant F E Gatland, DFM, RNZAF who survived and was taken prisoner of war. Sergeant H A Harris RCAF also survived the crash but died of his injuries on 3rd December 1942, he is buried alongside Sergeants Short and Stammers.

GVF £395 SOLD


 

India General Service Medal (1895) clasp Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Queen’s South Africa Medal clasps Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 to Mr Edward Victor Gradden, General Post Office late Private Oxfordshire Light Infantry a former Labourer born in Maidenhead, Berkshire in 1878. Enlisting 13th February 1896, he served in India from 1898 to 1902 and South Africa in 1902. Discharged to the Army Reserve in February 1903 he took up employment as a Postman and in 1911 was residing in Camberley, Surrey. Awarded the Imperial Service Medal on his retirement in 1933, he died in Droxford, Hampshire in 1939.

India General Service (1895) clasp Punjab Frontier 1897-98

5201 Pte V Graddon 2nd Bn Oxf Lt Infy

Queen’s South Africa Medal clasps Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901

5201 Pte V Graddon Oxford LI

Imperial Service Medal GV Robed bust

Edwin Victor Gradden

With copy service papers, London Gazette entry for ISM.

 Edwin Victor Gradden was born in Maidenhead, Berkshire in 1878 a Labourer and serving member of the 4th (Militia) Battalion Oxfordshire Light Infantry he enlisted on 13th February 1896 as Victor Gradden (Graddon) dropping his first name. Posted to the 1st Battalion from the Depot 22nd May 1896 and to the 2nd Battalion 1st February 1898 in India to 10th February 1902. Serving in South Africa from 11th February 1902 to 4th October 1902. Transferring to the Army Reserve 13th February 1903, he re-engaged for the Army Reserve 13th January 1908 and was discharged 12th February 1912. The 1911 census records he is a GPO Postman under his correct name of Edwin Victor Gradden, residing at Upsdown Hill, Camberley, Surrey with his wife Esther and two sons. Awarded the Imperial Service Medal London Gazette 25th April 1933 page 2761 on his retirement as a Postman in Aldershot. He died in Droxford, Hampshire in 1939.

VF & better £295 SOLD


 

India General Service Medal (1895) clasp Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Queen’s South Africa Medal clasps Cape Colony, Wittebergen, Transvaal, King’s South Africa Medal clasps South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 to Private Herbert Hurst, Royal West Kent Regiment, a former Labourer born in Bromley in 1871. Enlisting on 2nd January 1890, he served with the 1st Battalion in Malta and India during 1891 to 1898. Transferring to the Army Reserve in February 1898, he was recalled for Army service in October 1899 and served with the 2nd Battalion in South Africa. Discharged 15th August 1902.

India General Service (1895) clasp Punjab Frontier 1897-98

2684 Pte H Hurst 1st Bn Rl W Kent Regt

Queen’s South Africa Medal clasps Cape Colony, Wittebergen, Transvaal

2684 Pte H Hurst 2nd Rl W Kent Regt

King’s South Africa Medal clasps South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902

2684 Pte H Hurst R W Kent Regt

Mounted as originally worn with copy service papers and Medal roll entries confirming all clasps on all medals.

Herbert Hurst was born in Bromley, Kent in 1871 a Labourer and serving member of the 4th (Militia) Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment, his next of kin recorded as his father John residing at  Hook Farm, Bromley. He attested for the Royal West Kent Regiment 2nd January 1890 and joined the Depot. Posted to the 1st Battalion, he served in Malta 5th March 1891 to 1st January 1892 and in India 2nd January 1892 to 16th February 1898. Transferring to the Army Reserve 19th February 1898, he was recalled to Army service 26th December 1899. Posted to the 2nd Battalion he served in South Africa from 16th March 1900 to 10th August 1902. Returning to England he was discharged on termination of his engagement 15th August 1902.

GVF & better £425 Available


 

Diamond Jubilee Medal Queen Victoria 1897, Coronation Medal King Edward VII 1902, Coronation Medal King George V 1911, to Constable William Robinson, “K” (Bow) Division, London Metropolitan Police. Born In Woodford Green, Essex in 1871 he joined the London Metropolitan Police in 1891 serving throughout the First World War and resigning in 1919 after almost 28 years service. He retired to Parham, Suffolk.

Diamond Jubilee Medal Queen Victoria 1897

PC W Robinson K Div

Coronation Medal King Edward VII 1902

PC W Robinson K Div

Coronation Medal King George V 1911

PC W Robinson

With details extracted from his on line pension register.

Mounted as originally worn.

William Robinson was born in Woodford Green, Essex 14th March 1871, almost 6 feet tall, he joined the London Metropolitan Police at Limehouse 5th October 1891. Serving at total of 27 years 212 days, including service throughout the First World War all with “K” (Bow) Division, he resigned on 4th May 1919 aged 47 years, his address at the time recorded as 42 Creekmouth Cottages, Barking where he resided with his family. Address for pension payment recorded as Wood House, Parham, Suffolk.

VF & better £145 SOLD


 

Diamond Jubilee Medal Queen Victoria 1897, Coronation Medal King Edward VII 1902, Coronation Medal King George V 1911, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria to Stoker Albert Arthur Reeds, Royal Navy a former Labourer born in Landport, Portsmouth in 1866. Entering the Royal Navy as Stoker 2nd Class 21st September 1885 aboard HMS Volage, he was rated Stoker in July 1886. Joining the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert 1st January 1887 he remained in the Royal Yacht service including service aboard the Royal Yacht Alberta until pensioned 1st May 1912. Entering the Royal Navy again 7th August 1914 at Victory Barracks he was discharged shore 29th September 1914.

Diamond Jubilee Medal Queen Victoria 1897 edge engraved

A A Reeds Sto HMY Alberta

Coronation Medal King Edward VII 1902 reverse engraved

Presented to A Reeds RY Alberta

Coronation Medal King George V 1911 edge engraved

A A Reeds Sto PO HMS Alberta

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria

A A Reeds Sto HMY Victoria & Albert

With original parchment certificate of service confirming the award of the Jubilee and Coronation Medals.

Albert Arthur Reeds was born in Landport, Portsmouth 23rd January 1866, a Labourer he entered the Royal Navy as Stoker 2nd Class aboard HMS Volage 22nd June 1885, rated Stoker 1st July 1886, he joined HMS Asia 2nd November 1886 and HMY Victoria and Albert 1st January 1887. Reeds remained in the Royal Yacht service, spending most of his time aboard the Royal Yacht Alberta, launched in 1863 she was tender to the larger MHY Victoria and Albert.Image result for royal yacht alberta pics

Advanced to Leading Stoker 1st January 1899, he was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 5th September 1900, advanced to Stoker Petty Officer 1st January 1909, he was discharged to pension 1st May 1912. Re-joining at Victory Barracks 7th August 1914 he was discharged shore 29th September 1914, presumably unfit for service (entitled to BWM).

GVF £550 SOLD


 

Africa General Service Medal EVII clasp Somaliland 1902-04, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria to Chief Petty Officer Stoker Edward James Lilley, Royal Navy a former farm Labourer born in Eastchurch, Kent in 1865. Entering the Royal Navy as Stoker 2nd Class 2nd February 1886, he rose rapidly through the ranks being advanced to Chief Stoker aboard HMS Ark Royal in March 1898. Awarded the LSGC Medal aboard HMS Jupiter in 1901, he served aboard HMS Pomone during the Somaliland operations 1902-04. Discharged to pension in February 1908, he died in Medway, Kent in 1937 aged 72 years.

Africa General Service Medal EVII clasp Somaliland 1902 – 04

E J Lilley Ch Sto HMS Pomone

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria

E J Lilley Ch Sto HMS Jupiter

With copy service record.

Edward James Lilley was born in Eastchurch, Kent 19th January 1865 a Farm Labourer he entered the Royal Navy as Stoker 2nd Class at Pembroke 2nd February 1886. Rated Stoker aboard HMS Ajax 1st April 1887, he was advanced to Leading Stoker 1st Class at Pembroke 19th May 1893 and straight to Chief Stoker 11th March 1898 aboard HMS Royal Oak. Serving aboard HMS Jupiter 14th June 1900 to 10th June 1902, he was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 18th April 1901. Joining HMS Pomone 7th July 1902, he joined Pembroke 21st August 1904, discharged shore, pensioned from Pembroke 6th February 1908.

Not recalled for the First World War, this is his only medal entitlement, he died in Medway, Kent in 1937 aged 72 years.

NEF £325 SOLD


 

1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star clasp France and Germany, Africa Star, Burma Star, Italy Star, War Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GVI 1st type to Telegrapher Charles William Long, Royal Navy. Born in Twickenham in 1907 he entered the Royal Navy 18th October 1923. Rated Telegrapher in February 1927, he joined Dolphin in for Submarine course in November 1929. Serving aboard Submarines during 1930 to 1936, he was serving aboard HMS Vidette on the outbreak of war. Serving in the Mediterranean on Malta convoy escort duties Vidette took part in Operation Harpoon. Serving ashore until February 1944 when he joined HMS Sidmouth. Released from the Royal Navy in May 1950, he was awarded the LSGC Medal in 1947.

1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star clasp France and Germany, Africa Star, Burma Star, Italy Star, War Medal

Unnamed as issued

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GVI 1st type

J.108637 C W Long Tel HMS Drake

Mounted for wear.

Charles William Long born 22nd December 1907 in Twickenham a Baker he entered the Royal Navy as Boy 2nd Class 18th October 1923 at Ganges, Boy 1st Class 1st June 1924, rated Boy Telegrapher 24th April 1925, Ordinary Telegrapher 22nd December 1925 aboard HMS Revenge and Telegrapher 21st February 1927 aboard HMS Malaya. Joining Dolphin for Submarine course 12th November 1929, he joined Submarine L54 16th July 1930, Submarine Swordfish 1st June 1932, Dolphin 1st September 1933, Submarine Otus 13th October 1933, Medway as spare crew 1st January 1935, Submarine Proteus 1st April 1935, Cyclops 20th January 1936, St Angelo 2nd July 1936, Drake 8th August 1936, HMS Caledon.

Joining HMS Vidette 15th June 1939, serving aboard this ship during Malta Convoy duties including operation Harpoon. Joining Wildfire 9th August 1942, Drake 15th September 1942, Forte 18th November 1942, Drake 16th April 1943, Evolution (Chelsea Court, London, Portsmouth Operations Base) 16th July 1943, Odyssey for Naval Party 1071 (Columbo) 1st November 1943, Drake 17th September 1944, HMS Sidmouth 1st February 1945, Drake 30th August 1945. Awarded the LSGC Medal 12th August 1947, released 18th May 1950.

GVF £195 Available


 

British War and Victory Medals, 1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, War Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GV Third type to Petty Officer Ernest Douglas Maxfield, Royal Navy a former Fitter’s Mate born in Brighton, Sussex in 1900.Entering the Royal Navy as Boy 2nd Class 5th August 1916, he served aboard HMS Ajax 1917 to 1919. On the outbreak of the Second World War he was a Petty Officer at Excellent, joining the Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Scotstoun in September 1939, he survived the sinking of this ship by the German Submarine U-25 on 13th June 1940. Invalided from the Royal Navy in March 1941.

British War and Victory Medals

J.57020 ED Maxfield Ord RN

1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, War Medal

Unnamed as issued

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GV Third type

J.57020 E D Maxfield LS HMS Courageous

With copy service records.

Ernest Douglas Maxfield born 7th October 1900 in Brighton, Sussex, a Fitter’s Mate he entered the Royal Navy 5th August 1916 as a Boy 2nd Class aboard HMS Impregnable. He subsequently joined Ganges 3rd February 1917, Vivid 6th January 1917, HMS Ajax 24th June 1917 until the end of hostilities. Rated Ordinary Seaman 7th October 1918, Able Seaman 10th November 1919. Advanced to Leading Seaman 23rd January 1925 aboard HMS Iron Duke, acting Petty Officer 1st September 1936 at Victory. Awarded the LSGC Medal 22nd October 1933 whilst serving aboard HMS Courageous. Serving at Excellent on the outbreak of the Second World War, he joined the Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Scotstoun 19th September 1939 he survived the sinking of this ship 13th June 1940 by the German Submarine U-25, 80 miles west of Barra Island. Two officers and five ratings were lost from a ships compliment of 352 officers, ratings and passengers, survivors were picked up by HMS Highlander and landed at Clyde the following day. Joining Victory I 14th June 1940, he subsequently joined HMS Sardonyx 19th July 1940, Victory 4th December 1940, invalided 26th March 1941.

Contact wear and polishing to 1WW Medals and to a lesser degree on the LSGC.

Good Fine and better £195 Available


 

1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star clasp France and Germany, Pacific Star clasp Burma, Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GV Third type to Engine Room Artificer (ERA) 1st Class William Nicholas Robinson, Royal Navy a former Fitter born in Gateshead, Durham in 1897. Entering the Royal Navy as acting ERA 4th Class 30th March 1919, he was awarded the LSGC Medal in 1934 whilst serving aboard HMS Greenwich. Joining the Light Cruiser HMS Emerald in July 1939, he was still serving aboard this ship on the outbreak of War, Emerald escorting homeward bound convoys in 1940 and transferring gold bullion from the UK to Canada. Deployed to the Indian Ocean in 1941, she returned to Portsmouth for refit in August 1942. Supported the landings at Gold Beach on “D” Day 6th June 1944. Released from service in September 1945, he died in Brentwood, Essex in 1974.

1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star clasp France and Germany, Pacific Star clasp Burma, War Medal

Unnamed as issued

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GV Third type

M.34579 W M Robinson ERA1 HMS Greenwich

Mounted as originally worn in the wrong order, with copy service records, all clasps genuine.

William Nicholas Robinson was born in Gateshead, County Durham 8th October 1897, an apprenticeship served Fitter he entered the Royal Navy as Acting Engine Room Artificer (ERA) 4th Class 30th March 1919 at Victory II. Confirmed in the rate of ERA4 at Royal Arthur 4th October 1920, he was advanced to ERA3 aboard HMS Canterbury 5th April 1922, ERA2 aboard HMS Vancouver 7th January 1926 and ERA1 aboard HMS Effingham 5th April 1931. Awarded the LSGC Medal 10th May 1934 aboard HMS Greenwich, he joined the Light Cruiser HMS Emerald 30th July 1939. Qualifying for pension 4th March 1941, he remained aboard HMS Emerald for most of the war. Based in Halifax in 1940 to escort homeward bound Atlantic convoys, between October 1939 and August 1940 she carried £58 million in gold to Canada to pay the USA for war materials, Emerald being under the command of Captain Augustus Agar, VC, DSO, Royal Navy. In December 1941 Emerald was sent to join the Eastern Fleet as part of the “Fast Group” and was Flagship from March 1942. Returning to Portsmouth in August 1942 for re-fit she was back in service by April 1943. Supporting the landings on Gold Beach, Normandy on “D” Day 6th June 1944. Robinson was released from the Royal Navy from Excellent 19th September 1945, he died in Brentwood, Essex in 1974.

GVF & better £210 Available


 

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Radfan, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy E2 to Chief Petty Officer Writer Joseph Anthony Campbell, Royal Navy, born in Chester in 1929. Awarded the LSGC Medal in July 1962, he would have been discharged to pension in 1969. He died in Southampton in 2002.

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Radfan

MX.862831 J A Campbell CPO WTR RN

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy E2

MX.862831 J A Campbell CPO WTR HMS Pembroke

The pair mounted as originally worn.

Joseph Anthony Campbell born in Chester in 1929, awarded the LSGC Medal 23rd July 1962, discharged to pension in 1969. He died in Southampton in 2002.

First time on the market, Radfan clasp fairly scarce to Royal Navy.

GVF and better £175 Available


 

1939/45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence and War Medals, General Service Medal E2 clasp Cyprus Private D Ferguson, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Late Highland Light Infantry. Wounded 26th June 1944 in Normandy whilst serving with 2nd (Glasgow Highlanders) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry on the opening day of Operation Epsom. Also known as the First Battle of the Odon, Operation Epsom was a British offensive that took place between 26th and 30th June 1944, intended to outflank and seize the German-occupied city of Caen, an important Allied objective.

1939/45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence and War Medals

Unnamed as issued

General Service Medal E2 clasp Cyprus

3130589 Pte D Ferguson RAOC

With copy War Office casualty list entries for wounding (1)

Private D Ferguson served in the 2nd (Glasgow Highlanders) Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry in Normandy. The battalion was part of 15th (Scottish) Division, landing in Normandy on 14th June 1944. He was wounded on the opening day of Operation Epsom 26th July 1944 when the Battalion attacked towards the village of Cheux finally taking the village with casualties of 12 officers and nearly 200 other ranks. Operation Epsom  also known as the First Battle of the Odon, was a British offensive that took place between 26th and 30th June 1944, intended to outflank and seize the German-occupied city of Caen, an important Allied objective.

GVF £175 Available


 

1939/45 Star, Africa Star clasp 8th Army, Italy Star, Defence and War Medals,  General Service Medal E2 clasp Canal Zone, Efficiency Medal “Territorial” GVI 1st type, to Sapper Harold H Mulford, Royal Engineers born in Portsmouth in 1922. Post war he married and resided in Neath, Glamorgan.

1939/45 Star, Africa Star clasp 8th Army, Italy Star, Defence and War Medals

Unnamed as issued

General Service Medal E2 clasp Canal Zone

21185214 Spr H H Mulford RE

Efficiency Medal GVI “Territorial” GVI 1st type

2068469 Spr H H Mulford RE

The first six medals mounted as originally worn, the GSM separate and impressed naming.

Higher number on GSM indicates a re-enlistment in about 1947.

Harold H Mulford was born in Portsmouth in 1922, post war he resided in Neath, Glamorgan and married there in 1967.

First time on the market.

GVF and better £295 Available


 

Father

British War and Victory Medals to Private William Reeves, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

British War and Victory Medals

57627 Pte W Reeves MGC

Mounted as originally worn with tunic medal ribbons, Medal Index Card confirms the British War and Victory Medals only awarded for his First World War service. Son

1939/45 Star, War Medal, Efficiency Medal GVI 2nd type “Militia”, Imperial Service Medal E2 to Signalman William Reeves, Royal Signals.

1939/45 Star and War Medal

Unnamed as issued

Efficiency Medal GVI 2nd type “Militia”

2324533 Sigmn W Reeves R Sigs

Imperial Service Medal E2

William Reeves

With Registered envelope for Medals addressed to “Mr W Reeves, 28 Farmer Road, Small Heath, Birmingham”, the Second World War Star and Medal in box of issue addressed “Mr W Reeves, 28 Farmer Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, 10” with Army Council award slip, the Efficiency Medal in named box of issue, the Imperial Service Medal in Royal Mint fitted presentation case. Mr Reeve’s Second World War entitlement suggests a BEF POW or wounded, no trace of him as a POW under the Efficiency Medal naming details, may have been POW with another unit with another number.

VF to EF £225 Available


 

Crimea Medal 1854-56 clasps Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol, Turkish Crimea Medal British issue, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Army Victoria Large Letters Reverse to Private and Farrier William Hood, 2nd Royal North British Dragoons (Scots Greys) a former Blacksmith from Lorn, Kilmarnoch, Scotland. Attesting for the Royal Artillery at Dublin 3rd August 1832, he transferred to the Scots Greys 1st November 1833 serving with them in the Crimea, his Regiment forming part of the Heavy Brigade which charged at Balaklava 25th October 1854. Awarded the LSGC Medal 4th June 1855 whilst still in the Crimea, discharged 26th January 1857 unfit for further service suffering from Rheumatism, the result of active service and exposure to the cold. Residing in Belfast following discharge from the Army he died in 1889.

Crimea Medal 1854-56 clasps Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol

Farrier Wm Hook 2nd Dns

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Army Victoria Large Letters Reverse

No 446 Farrier William Hood 2nd Dragoons

Turkish Crimea Medal British issue

Pt Wm Hood 2nd Dns

With copy service papers, all three medals contemporary engraved naming including the LSGC (NOT re-named) and fitted with Crimea Medal suspender. All clasps confirmed on service record and Medal roll. A “probable” charger.

Provenance : Dix Noonan Webb Auction 4th December 2002 Lot 1014

William Hood was born in Lorn, Kilmarnock in the county of Ayr, Scotland, a 20 year old Blacksmith he attested for the Royal Artillery at Dublin 3rd August 1832 joining the 6th Battalion as Gunner and Driver. Transferring to the 1st Battalion Royal Artillery 1st May 1833 and the 2nd Dragoons as Private 1st November 1833. Serving with the 2nd Dragoons in the Crimea his Regiment formed part of the Heavy Brigade which charged at Balaklava 25th October 1854. Awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 4th June 1855 as Farrier with a Five Pounds Gratuity, the Medal being sent to Officer Commanding Depot at Newbridge (Medal roll TNA WO 102/14 refers). His conduct and character described as Good and at the time of discharge was in possession of one Good Conduct Badge, he had forfeited his Good Conduct pay on four occasions. Discharged medically unfit 26th January 1857, the result of Rheumatism contracted on active service in cold conditions. Intended place of residence listed as Belfast, Ireland he died in 1889.

GVF £2,250 Available


 

Operational Service Medal E2 no clasp for Afghanistan, IRAQ Medal no clasp, NATO Medal clasp Kosovo, Queen Elizabeth 2 Golden Jubilee 2002. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy E2 to Able Seaman (Systems Submarines) C D Carter, Royal Navy who served aboard HM Submarine Splendid during the period covered by his campaign Medals, awarded the LSGC in 2007.

Operational Service Medal E2 no clasp Afghanistan

AB(SSM) C P Carter D233025V RN

IRAQ Medal no clasp

AB(SSM) C P Carter D233025V RN

NATO Medal clasp Kosovo

Unnamed as issued

Queen Elizabeth 2 Golden Jubilee Medal 2002

Unnamed as issued

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy E2

AB(SSM) C P Carter D233025V RN

With Dolphin Submariners Badge, the group mounted as originally worn.

Recipient served aboard HMS Splendid during his operational service.

In November 1998, the Royal Navy attained initial operational capability for the American-built Tomahawk cruise missile with the missile’s deployment aboard Splendid. In March 1999, Splendid fired Tomahawks in battle against Serbian targets during the Kosovo War , becoming the first British submarine in the conflict to do so; she would fire 20 Tomahawks throughout the war. She again fired these weapons against Iraqi targets in the 2003 invasion of IRAQ. In July 2003 Splendid returned to her home at Faslane Naval Base on the River Clyde. The youngest of the Swiftsure vessels, she was decommissioned in HMNB Devonport  in 2004. LSGC awarded London Gazette 20th November 2007 page 16842

NEF £1,100 Available


 

Member of the British Empire 1st Type Military, Queens South Africa Medal no clasp, Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Victoria to Shipwright Lieutenant Commander Valentine Urell, Royal Navy. Born Pottemouth, Devon in 1864, he entered the the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class aboard HMS Impregnable in October 1880. Promoted to Carpenter (Warrant Officer) in April 1896, he served aboard HMS Monarch during the operations in South Africa in 1901. Promoted Chief Carpenter (Senior Warrant Officer) in April 1912, he was commissioned Shipwright Lieutenant in March 1918 He retired after 39 years in service in November 1919 as a Shipwright Lieutenant. Awarded the MBE in 1919 for valuable services in World War One, he was invested with the Decoration at Buckingham Palace in February 1920. Promoted Shipwright Lieutenant Commander in March 1926 on the Retired List.

Member of the British Empire (MBE) 1st type (Military)

Unnamed as Issued hallmark reverse for London 1919

Queen’s South Africa Medal

Carp V Urell RN HMS Monarch

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria

V Urell Ldg Shipwt HMS Swiftsure

With copy ratings & officers service records & medal roll entry for 1WW medal entitlement. The MBE in fitted presentation case.

Valentine Urell was born in Pottemouth, Devon on 11th November 1864. He entered the Royal Navy as Boy 2nd Class on 25th October 1880 aboard HMS Impregnable aged 16 years. Advanced Carpenters Crew 2nd Class 9th November 1882 aboard HMS Impregnable  and Carpenters Crew 9th November 1883 aboard  HMS Indus. Rated Shipwright 14th February 1884 aboard HMS Indus and Skilled Shipwright 13th January 1889 aboard the same ship. Advanced to Leading Shipwright 1st November 1889 aboard HMS Bellerophon, Carpenter’s Mate at Pembroke 26th October 1894 and Chief Carpenter’s Mate 11th January 1896 at Vivid II  Awarded the Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal on 28th November 1894 whilst serving aboard HMS Swiftsure. Promoted Carpenter (Warrant Officer) 1st April 1896, he served aboard HMS Monarch during the South African operations of 1901, Chief Carpenter 1st April 1912, commissioned Shipwright Lieutenant 25th March 1918, he retired 1st November 1919 after 39 years service.  His MBE was awarded for valuable service during the First World War London Gazette 16 September 1919 Page 11579, invested at Buckingham Palace with the MBE 20th February 1920, he was also awarded the British War Medal. Promoted to Shipwright Lieutenant Commander on the Retired List 25th March 1926.

GVF £495 Available


 

Queen’s Korea Medal, United Nations Medal for Korea (British issue) to Private R F Smith, Royal Leicestershire Regiment.

Queen’s Korea Medal

22420080 Pte R F Smith R Leicesters

United Nations Medal for Korea (British issue)

Unnamed as issued

The United Nations Medal in box of issue.

In October 1951 the 1st Battalion embarked at Hong Kong for Korea.  On 5 November 1951 the Battalion took part in what was afterwards known as the Gunpowder Plot Battle.  The young and inexperienced troops fought magnificently and continued to show high fighting qualities during the remainder of the year in which the Battalion campaigned in Korea.   There the Battalion won the last two Battle Honours of The Royal Leicestershire Regiment. In August 1952 the Battalion returned home to Quorn and was warmly welcomed by the people of Leicestershire.  For the first time the Battalion exercised the Freedom of the City of Leicester and marched through the streets of the City with bayonets fixed and Colours flying.  It was on this occasion that the County presented to the Regiment a Fanfare of Trumpets to mark its appreciation of the Battalion’s fine record in Korea.

Virtually as issued

EF £225 Available