Single Campaign Medals – Pre 1902
New Zealand Medal reverse dated 1860-65, Drummer & Fifer later Private, 1st Battalion 65th Regiment of Foot
New Zealand Medal reverse dated 1860-65
3197 Wm Hookey 65th Regt
With details extracted from on line sources.
William Hookey was born in Carisbrook, Isle of Wight in 1840, the 1861 world wide Army index records he is a Drummer and Fifer with the 65th Regiment based at Wanganui, New Zealand, the 1871 index records he is a Private with the 65th Regiment based in Agra, India. Hookey was discharged to pension from the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley no longer fit for service 23rd June 1875 having served 18 years and 33 days, his pension of 10 pence a day commenced 31st August 1875. The 1881 census records he is a 43 year old Army Pensioner and General Labourer residing with his wife Fanny, born in Brading, Isle of Wight at 2 Evelyn Cottages, Green Ground, Shanklin, Isle of Wight. The 1911 census records he is 70 years old an Army Pensioner residing with his wife at ‘Maywood’, Lower Wilton Road, Shanklin, he died in 1920 on the Isle of Wight aged 80 years.
First time on the market slight edge bruise therefore
VF £495 Available
Queen’s South Africa Medal clasps Belmont, Modder River, Driefontein, Private, Coldstream Guards, died of Enteric Fever, Bloemfontein 31st March 1900.
Queen’s South Africa Medal clasps Belmont, Modder River, Driefontein
2080 Pte A Jackson Cldstm Gds
With copy Medal roll entry confirming details and clasps. Private Jackson served with the 1st Battalion in South Africa and died of Enteric Fever in hospital at Bloemfontein 31st March 1900. Original long ribbon.
First time on the market
EF £250 SOLD
South Africa (Zulu) Medal clasp 1879, Domestic 1st Class, HMS Boadicea, born in Malta in 1842 and a unique Medal to a Maltese Rating, Royal Navy. During his service aboard Boadicea he was Steward to Captain (Commodore 2nd Class) Sir Frederick W Richards, KCB, ADC, commanding HMS Boadicea and Flag Officer West Coast of Africa.
South Africa (Zulu) Medal clasp 1879
P Formosa Dom 1 CL HMS Boadicea
With copy service records and Medal roll entry confirming the clasp.
Paolo Formosa was born in Floriana, Malta 16th March 1842 and first entered the Royal Navy at HMS Caledonia 8th April 1866 as Captain’s Servant and subsequently joined HMS Cambridge 7th May 1867 as Captain’s Servant, HMS Bristol 25th January 1870 as Gun Room Servant, HMS Northumberland 10th April 1871 as Captain’s Servant, and discharged shore, own request 30th September 1873, HMS Royal Adelaide 1st January 1874 as Captain’s Servant, HMS Raleigh 13th January 1874 as Domestic 1st Class invalided from this ship 28th June 1877 and discharged shore 6th July 1877.
On recovery he joined HMS Tourmaline 24th October 1877 as Domestic 1st Class a rate he now held until discharge. HMS Duke of Wellington 14th August 1878, HMS Boadicea 28th August 1879, the 1881 census records he is Steward to Captain (Commodore 2nd Class) Sir Frederick W Richards, KCB, ADC commanding HMS Boadicea and Flag Officer West Africa Station. Sir Frederick accompanied the Ekowe Relief Column in South Africa in 1879 and was present at the battle of Gingihlovo 2nd April 1879, he was also present at the action of Laing’s Nek during the Boer War 28th January 1881.
Formosa continued to serve afloat until he was finally discharged from HMS St George 5th October 1900, he was pensionable from August 1889 but continued to serve. There are gaps in his service where he has been discharged from one ship and awaits to be taken on by another, the lot of the Domestic in the Victorian Navy, similar to Merchant Seaman being paid off from one ship and waiting to be taken on by another. There is no record of a Long Service & Good Conduct Medal being awarded, this is his only Medal entitlement.
NEF £950 SOLD
Khedives Sudan Medal 1896-1908 clasps Hafir, Sudan 1897, Khartoum, Sudan 1899, Chief Engineer, Nile Gunboats.
Khedives Sudan Medal 1896-1908 clasps Hafir, Dudan 1897, Khartoum, Sudan 1899
Chief Engineer C G Cortesis
Mr C G Cortesis was a Civilian and employed as Chief Engineer on The Nile Gunboats. His four clasp Khedives Sudan Medal is verified correct on the Gunboats and Steamers Sudan Medal roll TNA WO100/82 page 135, the roll is signed by E E Bond, Engineer, Royal Navy and dated Omdurman, 8th April 1899. Mr Cortesis is also listed on the Melik Society web site as Chief Engineer, Gunboats. Contemporary engraved naming.
One slight edge bruise otherwise
GVF £695 SOLD
Crimea Medal 1854-56 no clasp unnamed example
Crimea Medal 1854-56 no clasp
GVF £110 SOLD
Ashantee Medal 1873-74 no clasp, Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery from Burnham, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Ashantee Medal 1873-74 no clasp
J Healey Gunr RMA HMS Active 1873-74
With copy Medal roll entry HMS Active serving on the Gold Coast from 14th November 1873 to 5th March 1874.
Mounted as originally worn.
The Royal Marine Artillery Attestation Register TNA ADM 158/137 records James Healey was born in Burnham, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire a 20 year old Labourer he attested for the Royal Marine Artillery in London 23rd February 1869 and joined 16th Company RMA. The Register also records that on discharge he joined the Royal Bucks (King’s Own) Militia.
NEF £295 SOLD
Naval General Service Medal 1793 – 1840 clasp Syria to Private William Creek, Royal Marines a former Groom from Great St Mary, Cambridge who also served with the Royal Marine Battalion of the Naval Brigade in the Crimea, awarded the Crimea Medal clasps Balaklava and Sebastopol.
Naval General Service Medal 1793 – 1840 clasp Syria
Unique name on the NGS Medal roll, with copy service papers.
William Creek was born in Great St Mary, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire an 18 year 10 month old Groom he attested for the Royal Marines29th September 1834 at Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk and joined Chatham Division. His service afloat is recorded as HMS Asia 26th March 1836 to 10th April 1841 including operations off the coast of Syria from 10th September 1840 until the surrender of Acre on 4th November 1840 and blockade of the Egyptian ports during September to December 1840, HMS Scout 23rd June 1841 to 8th August 1845, HMS Crocodile 21st October 1846 to 18th September 1847, HMS Ganges 17th May 1848 to 27th January 1852 and HMS Queen 18th October 1853 to 15th August 1856. Landed in the Crimea as part of the Royal Marine Battalion of the Naval Brigade, he also received the Crimea Medal clasps Balaklava and Sebastopol as well as the St Jean D’Acre Medal in Copper and the Turkish Crimea Medal, all of which were issued unnamed to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.
Discharged from the Royal Marines at Chatham due to length of service and his own request 2nd December 1856 after 22 years and 4 days service of which 1 year and two months being under age. Not awarded a Long Service & Good Conduct Medal. The 1871 census records he is a 55 year old Marine Pensioner residing with his 32 year old wife Catherine a Laundress at 9 Prospect Row, St Andrew The Less, Cambridge, he died in 1876.
Edge knock at 5 o’clock reverse, moderate contact wear.
VF £895 Available
Queen’s Mediterranean Medal, Private, Yorkshire Light Infantry
Queen’s Mediterranean Medal
7348 Pte J W Hall Yorks LI
Private Hall served with the 3rd (Militia) Battalion Yorkshire Light Infantry. Two slight ek’s therefore
GVF £325 SOLD