Efficiency Medal GVI “Territorial” 1st type, Gunner, 19th (County of London Regiment) Royal Artillery, killed in action Faversham, Kent 8th October 1943 during a German Air attack.

Efficiency Medal GVI “Territorial” 1st type

6723171 Gnr R J Collins RA

With copy War Office casualty List recording killed in action, copies from the Regiment War Diary covering the action.

Gunner Richard John Collins was killed in action 8th October 1943 when his Battery Gun position at Homestall Farm, Faversham, Kent was attacked by a FW 190 which scored a direct hit with two bombs, at the time he was serving with 333 Battery 33rd Search Light Regiment Royal Artillery (19th County of London Regiment). Aged 32 years he was the son of Richard John and Maud Agnes Collins, husband of Nellie May Collins of Chalk Farm, London, he now rests in an identified grave in St Pancras Cemetery. In the action three were killed, one seriously wounded and one slightly wounded.

GVF £225 SOLD


Efficiency Medal GVI “Territorial” 1st type, Private Royal Lincolnshire Regiment, missing North West Europe 1944, re-joined.

Efficiency Medal GVI “Territorial” 1st type

4917440 Pte E Harper R Lincolns

With copy War Office casualty List recording missing in Normandy, France 8th August 1944 whilst serving with 7th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment, later re-joined. Seven other ranks of the 7th South Staffs recorded as missing on this day during Operation Charnwood.

GVF £110 Available


Efficiency Medal GVI “Territorial” 2nd type, Private, Royal Army Ordnance Corps late Royal Military Police

Efficiency Medal GVI “Territorial” 2nd type

7894800 Pte F Lawson RAOC

With copy War Office casualty List recording wounded in North West Europe in July 1944 whilst serving with the Royal Military Police. Service number indicates RMP enlistment.

GVF £110 Available


The Coast Life Saving Corps Long Service Medal E2

The Coast Life Saving Corps Long Service Medal E2

Sidney James Escott

The Coast Life Saving Corps formerly The Rocket Life Saving Apparatus Volunteer Service, existed between 1953 and 1968 when it became the Coast Guard Auxiliary Service. Awarded for 20 years service. Mounted as worn as presented.

First time on the market.

GVF £155 Available


Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Regular Army GVI 1st type, Company Sergeant Major Small Arms School later Major Rifle Brigade awarded the MBE in 1948.

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Regular Army GVI 1st type

6909987 WO CL II W H Blake S Arms Sch

With copies from The London Gazette.

Company Sergeant Major William Henry Blake was commissioned into his old Regiment the Rifle Brigade as Lieutenant 8th April 1941 (London Gazette 10th June 1941 page 3311). Promoted War Substantive Captain 22nd March 1942, he was granted a short service commission from emergency commission as Captain 1st July 1950 with seniority from 22nd March 1942 (London Gazette 20th October 1950 page 5236). Promoted Major 8th April 1954 (London Gazette 9th April 1954 page 2104), he relinquished his commission on completion of service 30th June 1959 and granted the Hon rank of Major (London Gazette 30th June 1959 page 4223). Awarded the MBE as Temporary Major, The Rifle Brigade London Gazette 10th June 1948 page 3371.

A rare LSGC GVI to the Small Arms School.

GVF £325 SOLD


Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria early engraved type naming narrow suspender with Years engraved on edge (‘M’ in exergue), Private, 15th Company Royal Marine Light Infantry.

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria (‘M’ in exergue) 

Josh Sains Pte 15 Co RMLI 21 Yrs

With copy service papers.

Medal type awarded between February 1875 & February 1877.

Joseph Sains was born in Mayland, Maldon, Essex 20th January 1834, a 20 year old Gardener he attested for the Royal Marines at Woolwich19th January 1854. Joining 100th Company Woolwich Division 20th January 1854, he subsequently joined HMS Renown 3rd December 1857, Woolwich Division 26th September 1861, Plymouth Division 16th March 1869, HMS Britannia 11th May 1869, 15th Company Plymouth Division 3rd February 1875. Discharged on completion of 21 years service 4th November 1875. In possession of Five Good Conduct Badges the last being awarded 26th January 1875. Residing in Kingswear, Devon following his discharge from the Royal Marines the 1881 census records he is a Gardener and Pensioner residing with his wife Mary Jane and daughter at 17 Bensons, Kingswear, Totnes. The 1911 census records he is a Pensioner still residing with his wife and daughter now at 1 Alma Place, Kingswear, he died in 1917.

Captain K J Douglas-Morris, Royal Navy in The Naval Long Service Medals, records 52 awards of the LSGC Royal Navy Victoria engraved naming with Years on edge, this is not one of them so a new discovery.

Rare, in very good condition with NO edge knocks

GVF & better £550 SOLD


Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Army EVII Company Sergeant Major Instructor of Gunnery, Royal Garrison Artillery

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Army EVII

74589 CS MJR I of G  W M Griffith RGA

NEF £95 SOLD


Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Army Victoria small Letters Reverse, Sergeant Royal Artillery

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Army Victoria small Letters Reverse

1162 SERJT J McKee 9th Bde RA

With details extracted from his on line service record.

James McKee was born in Chatham, Kent an 18 year old Labourer he attested for the Royal Artillery 4th September 1858 and served in India 8 years 201 days. Joining the 1st Battalion 9th Brigade he was appointed Bombardier 28th June 1865 and promoted Corporal 18th March 1868. He went absent from 14th July 1868 until recovered 21st August 1868, tried by Court Martial he was reduced to Gunner 4th September 1868 but received no custodial sentence. Appointed Bombardier 1st March 1871, promoted Corporal 14th June 1872, Sergeant 8th July 1877, he transferred to 1st Brigade RA 10th September 1877. In possession of a Second Class Education Certificate, if he had not been promoted would have Four Good Conduct Badges. Entered three times in the Regimental Defaulter’s Book and once tried by Court Martial, he was, nevertheless awarded the LSGC Medal with a £5 Gratuity. Discharged unfit for further service the result of Tropical Fever and Malaria contracted in India 10th September 1878. Intended place of residence recorded as Charlton Street, Woolwich.

EF £100 Available


Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Army Victoria Large Letters Reverse, Sergeant Royal Artillery, 1846

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Army Victoria Large Letters Reverse

James Barnett Serjeant Royal Artillery 1846

With copy service papers, the medal sold at Christies in November 1986.

James Barnett was born in Saint Werburg, Chester a Tin Plate worker, he attested for the Royal Artillery at Chester 1st October 1825 aged 18 years as Gunner & Driver. Promoted Bombardier and Corporal 1st January 1832 and Sergeant 14th July 1842. Discharged being unfit for further service “Lameness from a violent injury of the right leg”. Whilst serving with 6th Battalion Royal Artillery on 6th September 1842 and at Drill on Woolwich Common, he received a kick from a horse on the right leg, which caused a compound fractured of one of the bones. Also in March last (1845), when stationed at Jamaica, he sprained the injured limb in going up a mountain while he was on duty, for which he was under treatment for some time. The leg has now become weak and painful and he is unable to bear upon it, more particularly when there is a change in temperature. His disability has been caused by his Military service. Discharged at Woolwich 13th October 1846 after a total service of 21 years 13 days including 10 years 273 days foreign service in Gibraltar and Jamaica.

GVF & better £325 SOLD


Royal Victorian Medal (RVM) in Silver GVI 1st type on Ladies Bow for wearing, unnamed.

Royal Victorian Medal (RVM) in Silver GVI 1st type

Unnamed as awarded

On Ladies Bow for wearing.

GVF £195 Available


Long Service & Good Conduct Medal E2 Regular Army, Warrant Officer Class 2, Royal Army Medical Corps

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal E2 Regular Army

23866681 WO2 L F Anacoura RAMC

Still with its original presentation hook reverse. Service number indicates 1961 enlistment.

NEF £75 Available


Territorial Force Efficiency Medal GV, Sergeant, 4th Essex Regiment

Territorial Force Efficiency Medal (TFEM) GV

203895 SJT R J Hambrook 4/Essex R

Richard John Hambrook was born in Elham, Kent in 1893, the 1911 census records he is an 18 year old Millhand at the Paper Mills residing with his father William a Farrier’s Blacksmith, mother Emily, four sisters and one brother at 36 East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent. Originally serving with 2/4th Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment (numbers 6081 & 202628) this Battalion was formed at Tonbridge in November 1914 and later served in Gallipoli and Egypt. Transferring to the 1/4th Battalion Essex Regiment, this unit also served in Egypt ending the War near Beirut, Palestine. Returning to Sittingbourne on demobilization, he died there in 1967.

Dark toned

NEF £75 SOLD


Territorial Force Efficiency Medal GV, Acting Sergeant, 2/10th Battalion Royal Scots

Territorial Force Efficiency Medal (TFEM) GV

376836 Pte (A.SJT) A Baker 10/R Scots

With copy British War & Victory Medal roll entry which records Albert Baker served in the 2/10th Battalion Royal Scots. The 2/10th (Cyclist) Battalion were formed at Linlithglow in September 1914 and were on coast defence duty at Berwick and Coldingham from 1915. In June 1918 they were sent to Ireland based at Dundalk and then re-organised as an infantry battalion. Returning to England in July, they were based at Aldershot during August 1918 and then embarked for Archangel, North Russia returning to the UK in June 1919. TFEM awarded Army Order 148 of 1920.

Toned

NEF £75 SOLD


Royal Naval Dockyard Police Hong Kong Long Service Medal E2

Royal Naval Dockyard Police Long Service Medal E2

Unnamed

EF £350 Available


Territorial Efficiency Medal GV, Gunner Carnarvon Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.

Territorial Efficiency Medal GV

310049 Gnr H Jones RGA

With copy Medal Index Card

With copy Medal Index Card, Gunner Hugh Jones was awarded the TEM in Army Order 423 of 1923, his service number indicates Carnarvon Heavy Battery RGA. Home address recorded on his Medal Index Card is 3 Llainbybur Terrace, Carnarvon.

GVF £75 Reserved


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