Campaign Medal Groups


 

Naval General Service Medal E2 clasp Near East, Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy E2 to Petty Officer David R Mortimer, Royal Navy born in St Germans, Cornwall in 1936. Awarded the LSGC Medal in July 1969 whilst serving aboard the Type 12 Anti Submarine Frigate HMS Whitby. Discharged to pension in 1976 and residing in Liskeard, Cornwall.

Naval General Service Medal E2 clasp Near East

D/JX.908637 D R Mortimer AB RN

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal navy E2 2nd type

JX.908637 D R Mortimer PO HMS Whitby

Mounted as originally worn.

David R Mortimer was born in St Germans. Cornwall in 1936, awarded the LSGC Medal 11th July 1969 aboard the type 12 Anti Submarine Frigate HMS Whitby, commissioned 10th July 1956 and decommissioned in 1974. Discharged to pension in 1976, he resided in Liskeard, Cornwall.

GVF & better £225 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 Defence & War Medals, General Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine 1945-48, Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Air Force E2 to Flight Sergeant R L Tully, Royal Air Force who enlisted in March 1938 and would have been discharged to pension in 1961.

1939/45 Defence & War Medals

Unnamed as issued

General Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine 1945-48

620361 Sgt R L Tully RAF

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Air Force E2

620361 F Sgt R L Tully RAF

Service number indicates a civilian March 1938 enlistment.

GVF £100 Reserved


 

China Medal 1857-60 no clasp, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy rare impressed type with Years on edge narrow suspender to Petty Officer 1st Class Theophilus Richard Leaman, Royal Navy born in Newton Abbot, Devon in April 1840. Entering the Royal Navy as Boy 2nd Class aboard HMS Impregnable, he was rated Ordinary Seaman in December 1858, Able Seaman in July 1861 and advanced to Leading Seaman in June 1863. Rated Coxswain of the Cutter in January 1865 and 2nd Captain of the Main Top in December 1871. Rated Petty Officer 1st Class in March 1875, he was awarded the LSGC Medal whilst serving as Quartermaster HMS Cambridge in April 1878. Discharged to pension from Cambridge 11th May 1878. The rare LSGC is listed as one of 24 known in Captain K J Douglas-Morris’s book “The Naval Long Service Medals”.

China Medal 1857-60 no clasp

Unnamed as issued to Royal Navy and Royal Marines

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria narrow suspender impressed naming

Theophilus R Leaman Qr Mr HMS Cambridge 22 Yrs

With copy service record.

Theophilus Richard Leaman was born in Newton Abbot, Devon 28th April 1840, he entered the Royal Navy as Boy 2nd Class aboard HMS Impregnable 23rd August 1855. Rated Boy 1st Class aboard HMS Forth 4th October 1856 he joined HMS Raleigh 24th October 1856 and HMS Tribune 21st May 1857 taking part in the operations off China in 1857 (Medal no clasp confirmed TNA ADM 171/34 page 199, roll records Medal sent to HMS Russell 3rd October 1862). Rated Ordinary Seaman aboard Tribune 28th August 1858, he subsequently joined HMS Donegal 10th August 1860 and rated Able Seaman aboard this ship 1st July 1861, HMS Russell 11th June 1862 where he was advanced to Leading Seaman 23rd January 1863, Cambridge 26th June 1863, HMS Achilles 21st September 1864 and rated Coxswain of the Cutter 27th January 1865.

Joining Cambridge 31st October 1868 as Coxswain of the Cutter, HMS Indus 29th October 1869 in the same rate and Cambridge 1st December 1870 in the same rate. Joining HMS Cameleon as 2nd Captain of the Main Top 3rd April 1871, he was advanced to Petty Officer 1st Class 1st January 1873. Awarded the LSGC Medal 23rd April 1878 he was discharged to pension from Cambridge 11th May 1878. His narrow suspender impressed naming with Years on edge is one of 24 known and recorded in The Naval Long Service Medals by Captain K J Douglas-Morris, Royal Navy page 168.

GVF & better £795 Available


 

Egypt Medal clasp Alexandria 11th July dated 1882 reverse, Khedives Star 1882, Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria to Carpenter’s Mate Albert Glanfield, Royal Navy born in Okehampton, Devon in 1859 (actually 1861), he entered the Royal Navy as Carpenter’s Crew aboard HMS Indus 25th August 1880. Serving aboard HMS Temeraire during the bombardment of Alexandria 11th July 1882, he was advanced to Carpenter’s Mate (Petty Officer) in October 1890. Pensioned in September 1900, he re-entered the following month, finally being discharged in April 1905 services no longer required. He died in Plymouth in 1947 aged 86 years.

Egypt Medal clasp Alexandria 11th July dated 1882 reverse

A Glanfield Crprs Crew HMS Temeraire

Khedives Star dated 1882

unnamed as issued

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria

Albert Glanfield Carp Mate HMS Himalaya

With copy service record.

Albert Glanfield was born in Okehampton, Devon 10th March 1859 (actually 1861) and entered the Royal Navy 25th August 1880 as Carpenter’s Crew aboard HMS Indus. Joining HMS Temeraire 15th December 1880 he was aboard this ship during the bombardment of Alexandria 11th July 1882. Rated Caulker aboard HMS Himalaya 12th March 1889 and Carpenter’s Mate aboard the same ship 1st October 1890. Joining Vivid II 3rd May 1892, HMS Starling 3rd June 1892, HMS Albacore 10th May 1893, Vivid II 6th July 1895, HMS Centurion 10th November 1895, HMS Esk 7th April 1896, Vivid I 30th January 1898, HMS Howe 11th May 1898, Vivid II 11th August 1898, HMS Impregnable 12th October 1898. Pensioned from Vivid II 8th September 1900, he re-entered 18th March 1901 at Vivid II, joining HMS Temeraire 1st January 1903 and Indus II 1st January 1904, he was discharged 23rd April 1905 services no longer required. He died in Plymouth in 1947 aged 86 years.

Light pitting

VF & better £495 Reserved


 

Egypt Medal no clasp dated 1882 reverse, Khedives Star 1882, Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria to Leading Stoker John Ross, Royal Navy a Boilermaker from Leith, Edinburgh born in 1842. Entering the Royal Navy aboard HMS Cornwallis in August 1863, he served aboard HMS Minotaur during the Egyptian operations of 1882. Discharged to pension 9th September 1883.

Egypt Medal no clasp dated 1882 reverse

J Ross Lg Stoker HMS Minotaur

Khedives Star dated 1882

unnamed as issued

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria

J Ross Leadg Stoker HMS Sylvia

With copy service papers.

John Ross was born in Leith, Edinburgh 26th May 1842, a Boilermaker he entered the Royal Navy aboard HMS Cornwallis as Stoker 2nd Class 26th August 1863 and subsequently joined HMS Dauntless as Stoker 1st April 1864, HMS Indus 20th February 1867, HMS Daphne 19th June 1867, Reserve Fleet at Sheerness 25th May 1870, HMS Northumberland 19th July 1870 and advanced to Leading Stoker aboard this ship 1st August 1873, HMS Indus 1st October 1873, HMS Sylvia 23rd November 1873, HMS Modeste 2nd September 1876, HMS Sylvia 30th November 1876, HMS Tamar 9th May 1877, HMS Indus 25th July 1877, HMS Valorus 26th February 1878, HMS Indus 13th January 1882, HMS Minotaur 29th April 1882, and HMS Duke of Wellington 5th September 1883 from where he was discharged shore to pension.

Nice condition with virtually no pitting

GVF & better £350 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 £195 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 £195 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 £325 Available


 

1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, War Medal, Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GVI 1st type to Able Seaman Bruce Alfred Fisk, Royal Navy a former Labourer from Clapham, London born in 1905. Entering the Royal Navy as Boy 2nd Class 19th July 1921, he was rated Able Seaman aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth in June 1924. Awarded the LSGC Medal in August 1938 serving aboard the Minesweeper HMS Jason. Joining HMS Hereward 25th July 1939, he was lost aboard this ship when she was sunk by JU87 aircraft 29th May 1941 during the battle of Crete. Aged 35 years he is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, War Medal

Unnamed as issued

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

J.103125 B A Fisk AB HMS Jason

With copy service records covering the period 1921 to 1941.

Bruce Alfred Fisk was born in Clapham, London 10th September 1905, a Labourer he entered the Royal Navy at Ganges as a Boy 2nd Class. Rated Ordinary Seaman aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth 10th September 1923 and Able Seaman aboard the same ship 9th June 1924, he was awarded the LSGC Medal aboard HMS Jason 18th August 1938. On the outbreak of the Second World War he was serving aboard HMS Hereward  and on 20th May 1941 the ship arrived to take part in the battle of Crete coming under air attack the same day. Moving westward on 21st May to intercept any possible invasion craft, she located some invasion force Caiques NW of Suda Bay and sank them. On 22nd May Hereward returned to Alexandria being short of Anti Aircraft ammunition. On 28th May she participated in the evacuation of allied troops from Heraklion, Crete and came under air attack. The following day (29th) having completed the evacuation Hereward came under sustained air attacks returning to Alexandria and was hit by one bomb. Not at reduced speed she became isolated and was subject to further air attacks 5 miles south of Crete, hit for a second time she began to sink, 76 officers and ratings were lost including Able Seaman Fisk aged 35 years and 89 were rescued, all became prisoners of war.

The son of Jessie Fisk, husband of Margaret Fisk of Stubbington, Hampshire he is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Several small edge ‘nicks’ to LSGC all naming fine therefore VF £275 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 £250 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 £550 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