Campaign Medal Groups


 

India General Service Medal GV clasp North West Frontier 1935, General Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine, 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, War Medal to Private Robert Craig, 52 (Middle East) Commando late 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry. A founding member of 52 Commando, he had volunteered from his Regiment, reporting to Geneifa camp on 1st November 1940. Taken prisoner of war 2nd June 1941 during the defence of Crete 50 and 52 Commando had amalgamated under Colonel Robert Laycock to become “D” Commando Battalion which took part in the defence of Crete, the Battalion was disbanded after survivors returned to Egypt. Held in Germany, Craig was repatriated to the UK under an exchange of prisoners deal with Germany in October 1943, all the allied POW’s were either disabled by wounds or suffering from severe or chronic illness, between 5,000 and 6,000 German POW’s were sent home.

India General Service Medal GV clasp North West Frontier 1935

3311330 Pte R Craig HLI

General Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine

3311330 Pte R Craig HLI

1939/45 Star, Africa Star, War Medal

Unnamed as issued

With copy from the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry War Diary recording Private Craig transferring to the Commandos, copy War Office casualty lists recording taken POW on Crete and repatriated from Germany to the UK in October 1943.

Robert Craig served with the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry in India during the North West Frontier operations of 1935 and in Palestine. On the outbreak of war the 2nd Battalion were in Palestine and were moved to Egypt. Private Craig is recorded in the Battalion War Diary as serving in “C” Company and along with one officer Captain J A R Milman and fourteen other ranks were detailed to join the Commandos at Geneifa Camp on 1st November 1940 by rail.

52 Commando was formed in the Middle East at Geneifa  in August 1940, from volunteers from units serving in the Middle East and a small number of veterans from the Spanish Civil War who had escaped to Palestine after the fall of France in 1940. 52 Commando initially had an establishment of a small Headquarters and three Troops, each Troop had four sections of one officer and 25 other ranks a total of 371 all ranks. In February 1941, No. 52 Commando was amalgamated with , when a force of commandos under Colonel  Robert Laycock was formed to carry out raids in the eastern Mediterranean “Layforce” as it became known  known as was drawn from ‘A’ Troop, 3 Commando, 7 Commando, 8 (Guards) Commando and 11 (Scottish) Cand the amalgamated 50 and 51 Commandos For reasons of security, the unit was organised into four battalions and were re-designated as such. 7 Commando became ‘A’ Battalion, 8 (Guards) became ‘B’ Battalion, 11 (Scottish) became ‘C’ Battalion and 50 and 52 became ‘D’ Battalion. ‘D’ Battalion fought in the battle of Crete and were disbanded after the survivors returned to Egypt.

Private Craig was captured on Crete 2nd June 1941 and eventually held in Germany……The Germans, once they had found that the Allied forces were nowhere in sight in the eastern half of Crete, immediately began moving south on 29th May (those to the east moving on the 30th May) to bring the battle to an end. The advance was led by the two battalions of the 100th Gebirgsjäger Regiment who reached Keres but were halted by a determined rearguard action. The advance continued on the 30th May as the rearguard withdrew but was checked again at the Imbros Pass. The Germans kept up the pressure however and by the evening of 30th May were less than three miles from Sphakia with the remainder of the island totally in German hands. The last Allied troops, of which around 14,500 had been evacuated, were lifted off early on 1st June, with General Freyburg leaving on 30 May by flying boat. The remaining Allied troops were ordered to surrender at 0900 on 1st June, leaving the Germans in control of Crete.

Private Craig was repatriated to the UK in October 1943, probably because he was disabled by wounds, in an exchange of prisoners of war deal with Germany see House of Commons debate below –

DISABLED PRISONERS OF WAR (EXCHANGE WITH GERMANY)

HC Deb 19 October 1943 vol 392 cc1217-20

The Minister of State (Mr. Richard Law)

The House will have seen the statement on the repatriation of disabled prisoners of war which was issued by the Foreign Office last last night. The agreement which has been reached and which is now being put into effect has been the result of prolonged negotiations. It will be remembered that the attempt which was made to reach an agreement two years ago failed at the eleventh hour through no fault of His Majesty’s Government. Since that time my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has laboured unceasingly, through the Protecting Power, to reach an agreement. It was not, however, until after the end of the Tunisian campaign that proposals were received from the German Government which led to the present agreement. I am conscious, Sir, of the very deep anxiety which has been felt in all parts of the House regarding this matter, and I would like to take this opportunity of thanking hon. Members for the restraint and understanding which they have shown.

There are two agreements which cover all those members of the Armed Forces of the British Commonwealth and of the United States who have been passed by medical authorities for repatriation under the Geneva Convention. In all there are over 3,000 seriously sick and wounded men, the great majority of them members of the United Kingdom Forces, who are coming home from Sweden, as well as 1,200 or more officers and other ranks including doctors, chaplains, medical orderlies and stretcher bearers. It is expected that they will leave Gothenburg either to-morrow or the day after.

There are a number of Canadians included in the Gothenburg exchange. In addition more than 1,000 men, members of the forces of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Cyprus, Palestine and other parts of the British Commonwealth and Empire, will be brought from Germany to Barcelona. Nearly half of these are sick and wounded. The United States will not take part in this movement but 17 members of the United States Forces are included in the Gothenburg exchange. The total number of prisoners of the British Commonwealth and Empire who will be repatriated under the present agreement is about 5,400. This number includes about 170 sick merchant seamen and about l00 sick interned civilians.

Between 5,000 and 6,000 German prisoners of war are being sent back to Germany by the British Commonwealth and the United States. We have throughout received unfailing co-operation from the Swiss Government in their capacity of Protecting Power, and I feel sure that the House will wish to record its gratitude to the Swiss authorities.

GVF £575 Available


 

1939/45 Defence and War Medals, Africa General Service Medal E2 clasp Kenya to Mr C King, Superintendent of Police, Moyale, Northern Province, Kenya.

1939/45 Defence and War Medals

Unnamed as issued

Africa General Service Medal E2 clasp Kenya

SP C King

With named box of issue for the Defence and War Medals containing Army Council Medal transmission slip (2 medals), box and packet of issue for the AGS clasp Kenya.

EF £150 SOLD


 

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


 

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 £375 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


 

1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals, 1939/45 Defence and War Medals, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GV 2nd type, Royal Marines Annuity Meritorious Service Medal GVI 2nd type to Lieutenant and Quartermaster Alfred Samuel Carn, Royal Marines a former Grocer’s Assistant born in Beccles, Suffolk in 1892. Entering the Royal Marines at Deal in August 1910, he was serving aboard HMS Magnificent on the outbreak of war and subsequently joined HMS Otway in November 1914, HMS Lowestoft in December 1917 and HMS Pyramus in September 1918. Promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant Instructor of Gunnery in January 1929, he was discharged to pension in August 1931. Mobilized in 1938 for one month, he re-entered as Regimental Sergeant Major in August 1941 and was commissioned Lieutenant and Quartermaster Royal Marines in February 1943 and appointed to the Royal Marines Training Group, Wales. Demobilized at the end of hostilities he returned to his home in Hanwell, London. 

1914/15 Star

CH.16725 Cpl A S Carn RMLI

British War and Victory Medals

CH.16725 Sgt A S Carn RMLI

1939/45 Defence and War Medals

Unnamed as issued

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal GV Royal Navy 2nd type

CH.16725 A S Carn Cr Sgt RM

Royal Marines Annuity Meritorious Service Medal GVI 2nd type

CH.16725 QMSI A S Carn 28.2.1951

With copy other ranks service record, details extracted from his on line officer’s record, original photo in uniform, original commission certificate as Lieutenant and Quartermaster RM.

Alfred Samuel Carn was born in Beccles, Suffolk 25th April 1892, the family moved to London and were residing in West Ealing in 1910. A Greengrocer’s Assistant Alfred Carn attested for the Royal Marines in London 13th August 1910 and joined the Recruit Depot at Deal. Joining Chatham Division RMLI 1st June 1911, he was serving aboard HMS Magnificent on the outbreak of the First World War. Promoted Corporal 10th October 1914, he joined Chatham Division 13th November 1914, he Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Otway 23rd November 1914, Chatham Division 22nd March 1917, HMS Lowestoft 18th December 1917. Promoted Sergeant 26th February 1918 he joined HMS Pyramus 9th September 1918 and continued to serve post war. Promoted Colour Sergeant aboard HMS Calypso 29th July 1925 and awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 18th October 1925. Promoted Quarter Master Sergeant Instructor of Gunnery 24th January 1929 he was discharged to pension 12th August 1931. Mobilized for a short period in 1938 and 1939, he re-entered as Temporary Regimental Sergeant Major 22nd August 1941 and appointed to the Recruit Depot & RM Training School, Thurlestone. Commissioned Lieutenant and Quartermaster 25th February 1943 he was appointed to the RM Training Group, Wales at Matapan Camp. Joining Chatham Division for release 31st August 1945, he was finally released from service 30th October 1945, home address recorded as 7 Elmbank Way, Hanwell, London W7. Awarded the Annuity RM MSM in 1952.

GVF and better £895 SOLD


 

South Atlantic Medal with Rosette, Gulf War Medal clasp 16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991 to Petty Officer Motor Man E Bowen, Royal Fleet Auxiliary who served aboard RFA Olna during the Falklands war.

South Atlantic Medal with Rosette

Motorman MM  E Bowen RFA Olna

Gulf War Medal clasp 16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991

PO MM E Bowen RFA

Both Medals virtually as issued, both in named card boxes of issue.

The Falklands Medal delivered on board RFA Resource his next ship following the Falklands war.

EF £795 Available


 

Naval General Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine 1936-39, 1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, War Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GVI 1st type to Supply Chief Petty Officer John Henry Markham, Royal Navy a former Labourer born in Portsmouth in 1905. Entering the Royal Navy as Boy 2nd Class 26th July 1922, he transferred from the Seaman Branch to the Supply Branch 7th August 1923. Joining HMS Ilex in July 1937, he was aboard this ship when war broke out. He was aboard Ilex sank the German Submarine U-42  SW of Fastnet 13th October 1939, sank the Italian Submarine Console Generale Liuzzi 27th June 1940 west of Crete, the Italian Submarine Uebi Scebeli 29th June 1940 west of Crete and participated in the sinking of the Italian Destroyer Bartolomeo Colleoni off Cape Spade 19th July 1940, picking up 230 survivors. Ilex was deployed as screening Destroyer for HMS Illustrious during the attack on the Italian Fleet at Taranto 11th November 1940. Joining Victory II 6th January 1941, the remainder of his war record is not known, he was released from service 5th November 1945 from Daedalus.

Naval General Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine 1936-39

M.38278 J H Markham Sy CPO RN

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

Unnamed as issued

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

M.38278 J H Markham Sy PO HMS Ilex

Mounted for wear, with copy service records covering the period 1923 to 1945 (1941 to 1945 incomplete).

John Henry Markham was born in Portsmouth 7th August 1905 a Labourer he entered the Royal Navy as Boy 2nd Class (J.106002) aboard HMS Impregnable 26th July 1922. Rated Ordinary Seaman aboard HMS Barham 7th August 1923 and Able Seaman aboard the same ship 5th April 1924, on 17th August 1924 he transferred to the Supply Branch (M.38278). Rated Stores Accountant on transfer he was advanced to Leading Stores Accountant aboard HMS Renown 18th August 1927, advanced to Supply Petty Officer 1st May 1934 aboard HMS Hood he joined HMS Ilex 5th July 1937 and was advanced to Supply Chief Petty Officer aboard this ship 7th September 1938. Still serving aboard Ilex on the outbreak of war, she had a run of successes, sinking the German Submarine U-42 290 miles west of Fastnet on 13th October 1939 in company with HMS Imogen. June 1940 found Ilex in the Mediterranean on Malta convoy escort duties and on 27th June 1940 engaged with HMS Dainty the Italian Submarine Console Generale Luizzi on the surface, west of Crete, severely damaged by gun fire the crew scuttled her. On 29th June 1940 Ilex sank with HMS Dainty the Italian Submarine Uebi Scebeli by depth charges west of Crete and on 19th July 1940 participated in the sinking of the Italian Destroyer Bartolomeo Colleoni off Cape Spade, rescuing 230 of her crew. Acted as screening Destroyer for HMS Illustrious during the attack on the Italian Fleet at Taranto 11th November 1940. During August and November 1940 Ilex was again employed on Malta convoy duties.

Markham joined Victory II 6th January 1941 from Ilex, awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 28th May 1938, there is a gap in his service record until he is discharged from Daedalus 5th November 1945.

NEF £325 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 £250 Available


 

1939/45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence and War Medals, Efficiency Medal “Territorial” GVI 1st type to Private Tom Emmerson Allott, Hallamshire Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment born in 1919 at Wembwell, Yorkshire. The Hallamshire’s landed in Normandy on 9th June 1944 arriving at the front four days later. Wounded in the attack on Fontenay-Le-Pesnel 21st June 1944 codenamed Operation Martlet, the Battalion came up against the 26th Panzer Grenadier Regiment. The action was successful, the Hallamshires suffering 123 killed and wounded.

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

Unnamed as issued

Efficiency Medal “Territorial” GVI 1st type

4747629 Pte T E Allott Y & L

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

Tom Emmerson Allott was born in Wombwell, Yorkshire in 1919, he served with the Hallamshire Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment in Normandy, the Battalion landing on 9th June 1944 and arriving at the front four days later. Wounded in the attack on Fontenay-Le-Pesnel 21st June 1944 codenamed Operation Martlet, the Battalion came up against the 26th Panzer Grenadier Regiment. The action was successful, the Hallamshires suffering 123 killed and wounded. Tom Allott died in Doncaster in 1987.

GVF £175 Reserved


 

General Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine, 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, War Medal to Private John McCord, 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry born in 1915 and Labourer residing in Dundee, he enlisted 14th January 1935. Wounded in action against Italian Forces 22nd January 1941 at Barentu, Eritrea. Taken prisoner of war 26th June 1942 at Mersa Matruh, North Africa the first day of the battle which lasted until 29th June 1942. Rommell’s offensive captured 6,000 allied soldiers but he was unable to follow up his success due to a lack of troops and transport. Held at POW camps in Italy and Germany, he worked in a sugar factory and Benzine Plant during 1943 to 1945. Released from captivity 9th May 1945.

General Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine

2032677 Pte J McCord HLI

1939/45 Star, Africa Star, war Medal

Unnamed as issued

With copy War Office casualty list entries for wounding (1) and POW (1), copy POW repatriation questionnaire

John McCord was born 19th April 1914, a Labourer residing at 21 Glamis Street, Dundee, Scotland he attested for the Highland Light Infantry 14th January 1935. Serving with the 2nd Battalion in Palestine, the Battalion transferred to North Africa on the outbreak of war. Wounded in action against Italian forces at Barentu, Eritrea 22nd January 1941. Taken prisoner of war 26th June 1942 at Mersa Matruh, North Africa the first day of the battle, which lasted until 29th June 1942.  During Rommel’s offensive 6,000 allied soldiers were captured. Held at POW camps at Laterina, Italy until 14th September 1942, he transferred to Stalag 4B at Muhlberg, Germany until 2nd May 1944 and finally at Stalag 4C at Brux. Set to work at a Sugar Factory from 1st October 1943 to 31st December 1943 and in a Benzine Plant from 4th May 1944 to 9th May 1945 when he liberated.

GVF £225 Available


 

British War War Medal 1939/45 Star, Defence & War Medals, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal GV Royal Navy to Marine John William Mansfield, Royal Marines born in Nottingham in 1900. Attesting on 14th August 1918, he served ashore and afloat and although pensioned on 12th December 1939, he re-joined Portsmouth Division the next day and joined the Troopship Mashobra 1st January 1940 which took part in the Norway campaign of 1940. Badly damaged in an air attack on 25th May 1940 Mashobra was sunk by the Royal Navy prior to the evacuation of Norway. Posted to Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth, he was wounded in a German air attack on 26th August 1940 during the Battle of Britain, 5 officers and 3 Marines were killed and 3 officers and 10 other ranks wounded. Posted to Lympstone in January 1944 and Plymouth in August 1945 he was released 20th September 1945.

British War Medal

PLY.20425 J W Mansfield RMLI

1939/45 Star, Defence and War Medals

Unnamed as issued

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GV Third type

PLY.20425 J W Mansfield Mne RM

With copy of service record and Admiralty casualty reporting signal reference TNA ADM358/237. The 1WW Admiralty Medal roll confirms the BWM his only 1WW entitlement.

John William Mansfield was born in Nottingham 15th December 1900 a Factory Stoker he entered the Royal Marines at the Recruit Depot at Deal 14th August 1918 and served ashore an afloat until he was pensioned 12th December 1939, he re-joined Portsmouth Division the next day.  Joining  the Troopship Mashobra 1st January 1940 which took part in the Norway campaign of 1940. Badly damaged in an air attack on 25th May 1940 Mashobra was sunk by the Royal Navy prior to the evacuation of Norway. Posted to Fort Cumberland at Portsmouth, he was wounded in a German air attack 26th August 1940 during the Battle of Britain, 5 officers and 3 Marines were killed and 3 officers and 10 other ranks wounded. Posted to Lympstone in January 1944 and Plymouth in August 1945 he was released 20th September 1945.

GVF £195 Available


 

1939/45 Star, Italy Star, Defence and war Medals, General Service Medal GVI clasp Malaya, Queen’s Korea Medal, United Nations Medal for Korea, Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Air Force E2, Pakistan Gulf War Medal clasp 16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991, Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Northern Ireland, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia Liberation of Kuwait Medals to Gunner G P Roberts, Royal Artillery.

Gulf War Medal clasp 16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991

24896100 Gnr P J Roberts RA

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Northern Ireland

24896100 Gnr P J Roberts RA

Kuwait and Saudi Arabia Liberation of Kuwait Medal

unnamed as issued

The first two Medals mounted court style as originally worn, the Kuwait and Saudi Arabia Medals in cases of issue.

Toned

NEF £275 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 £125 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 £295 Available