Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria, Leading Stoker, HMS Inflexible

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria

F Snow Ldg Stoker HMS Inflexible

With copy service record.

Frank Snow was born in Brixton, Isle of Wight 26th July 1860 and entered the Royal Navy aboard HMS Asia as Stoker 2nd Class 14th October 1880. Rated Stoker aboard HMS Malabar 1st October 1881, he subsequently joined HMS Asia 29th November 1881, HMS Valorous 11th January 1882, HMS Indus 4th June 1885, HMS Asia 28th July 1885, HMS Active 21st September 1885, HMS Asia 24th October 1888 where he was advanced to Leading Stoker 1st March 1889. Joining Vernon 4th April 1889, HMS Asia 5th June 1890, HMS Inflexible 1st July 1890, being awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 17th November 1890 aboard this ship (when the qualifying period had been reduced to 10 years). Joining Victory II 26th November 1893, Vernon 8th February 1894, Victory II 20th December 1896, HMS Terror 11th February 1897, Duke of Wellington 1st July 1900 from where he was discharged to pension 29th October 1900.

Re-entering the Royal Navy as Stoker Petty Officer at Victory II 2nd August 1914 he was discharged 24th September 1914. Frank Snow appears of the 1WW Admiralty Medal roll TNA ADM171/115 page 353 as entitled to the British War Medal BUT there is no record the Medal was awarded or sent.

First time on the market.

GVF & better £175 Available

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria, Chief Boatman, HM Coast Guard

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria

Jas Venus CHF BTN HM Coast Guard

With copy service papers.

James Venus was born in Sandown, Isle of Wight 10th October 1840 and entered the Royal Navy aboard HMS Nimble as Boy 2nd Class 19th July 1855. Rated Ordinary Seaman aboard HMS Nimble 1st November 1858, Able Seaman aboard HMS Colossus 10th May 1861, he transferred to HM Coast Guard as Boatman 23rd December 1866, joining HMS Irresistible for the Coast Guard Station at Lepe, Hampshire. Posted to Hector 1st May 1868, Calshot Castle 16th May 1871 he was advanced to Commissioned Boatman 26th October 1872. The 1871 census records he is stationed at Exbury, New Forest area. Posted to Milford 5th November 1872, Chichester Harbour 22nd April 1873 where he was advanced to Chief Boatman 4th June 1881. Posted to Eastbourne 12th June 1881, HMS Northampton 23rd April 1886 and HMS Invincible 23rd November 1886, he was discharged to shore on pension 30th October 1890. The 1901 census records he is residing in Eastbourne, the 1911 census records he is a 70 year old Naval Pensioner residing with his wife Maria, two sons and one daughter at 33 Terminus Place, Eastbourne. He died in Eastbourne in 1917 aged 77 years. Awarded the LSGC Medal 23rd February 1889, this his only Medal entitlement.

First time on the market.

GVF & better £195 SOLD


GENUINE Albert Medal in Bronze for Saving Life at Sea, Reverse engraved The Property of the Board of Trade.

Albert Medal in Bronze for Saving Life at Sea, the reverse engraved in contemporary (old) neat capital letters

“The Property of the Board of Trade”

A rare gallantry medal, a total of 211 Bronze Sea Medals were awarded. In 1971 the award of the medal ceased and holders were invited to exchange their medals for the George Cross. A GENUINE example of this medal held at some point by the Board of Trade as an example.

NEF £1,250 Available


Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Regular Army GVI 2nd type, Battery Quartermaster Sergeant, Royal Artillery

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Regular Army GVI 2nd type

824447 BQMS R Hurst RA

Ronald Hurst attested for the Royal Artillery in 1932, wounded in action Italy 2nd September 1944 as a Sergeant serving with 31st Field Regiment Royal Artillery. Awarded the LSGC Medal List No 12 Army Order 146 of 1951 (Qualifying 25th November 1950).

GVF £110 Available



Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Regular Army GVI 1st type, Warrant Officer Class 1, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Commissioned in October 1944.

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

1063735 WO CL 1 J Gregory REME

Jack Gregory commissioned 2/Lieutenant (336039) from Warrant Officer Class 1, 16th October 1944 (London Gazette 19th December 1944 page 5941), Lieutenant 17th April 1952 with seniority 1st June 1948 (London Gazette 2nd June 1952 page 3113), Captain 22nd October 1952 with seniority 17th April 1952 (London Gazette 26th December 1952 page 6794), resigns his commission 30th April 1961 retaining the rank of Captain (London Gazette 19th September 1961 page 6760).

First time on the market.

NEF £95 SOLD


Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Naval Reserve E2, Able Seaman, Royal Naval Reserve

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Naval Reserve E2

X003066 J M Turk AB RNR

Mounted as originally worn the E2 issue scarce.

NEF £125 Available


The Star and Garter Home, Richmond on Thames Volunteer Badge (1916 to 1922)

The Star and Garter Home, Richmond on Thames Volunteer Badge the reverse engraved

“Charles Edward Jolley Mus Doc Oxon FRCO”

In fitted presentation case maker reverse J R Gaunt, London.

This Badge was worn by volunteers at the Star and Garter Home, Richmond on Thames. It was designed by the Artist Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale (1871 to 1945) one of the many supporters of the Home. The Badge was only in use between 1916 and 1922. The Badge features the Red Cross emblem which illustrates the close connection between the Home and the British Red Cross Society, which managed the Home until it became independent in 1922.

Dr Charles Edward Jolley was a Doctor of Music, born in 1860, he graduated B Music from New College Oxford in 1888, the son of a former Mayor of Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, organist at St George’s Church, Hanover Square, London for 50 years (1892 to 1942), the 1911 census records he is a Professor of Music residing at 55 Westover Road, Wandsworth with his wife Lilian and son, later he resided at 35 Canfield Gardens, London, NW6. He died in 1949 aged 89 years.

An unusual piece.

EF £125 Available


The Royal Hampshire County Hospital Winchester Nursing Medal in 9 carat Gold (30.6 g) awarded to the top Student Nurse on qualifying as State Registered Nurse (SRN) in 1931.

The Royal Hampshire County Hospital Winchester Gold Nursing Medal the reverse engraved

“Dorothy Pearl Dovey 1931”

In fitted presentation case Hallmark reverse for Birmingham 1931 and 375. Medal 3cms diameter.

Dorothy Pearl Covey was born in Netley Marsh, New Forest Hampshire 17th December 1909. The 1911 census records she is 1 year old residing with her father George Isaac Covey a Farmer and mother Annie Isabel at Brooks Hill, Testwood, Near Totton, Southampton. Miss Covey qualified as a State Registered Nurse No 60624 on 26th June 1931, she had trained at The Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester 1928 to 1931 and was the top student of her class. She married in 1934 and became Mrs Longhurst, during the 1940’s she resided at “Rycroft”, Greenhill Road, Winchester. She married again in 1974 and became Mrs Nichols and died in Winchester in 1997 aged 88 years.

EF £425 Available


Grand Master London Rifle Brigade Lodge Jewel in 15 carat Gold and enamels to Brother William Henry Latham 19th Master 1900 to 1901.

Grand Master London Rifle Brigade Lodge Jewel in 15 carat Gold and enamels the reverse engraved –

“London Rifle Brigade Lodge No 1962 presented to Bro William Henry Latham PM as a token of esteem & in recognition of his valuable services as 19th Master 1900 to 1901”

In Spencer and Co Masonic Manufacturers 15 Great Queen St, London presentation case. The reverse of the Jewel with Birmingham Hallmark 1900, 15 carat gold mark and Spencer, London.

With two original newspaper cuttings relating to the Lodge, one with a photo of Mr Latham depicted here when elected Master.

The London Rifle Brigade Lodge which is numbered 1962 on the Register of Grand Lodge of England and has now entered on the eighteenth year (in 1899) of its existence, held its installation meeting in Friday at Andersons Hotel. Named after the celebrated Volunteer Regiment of the Metropolis, the London Rifle Brigade, its membership is confined to officers, non commissioned officers and men of that Corps.

EF £750 Available


Efficiency Medal Territorial GVI 2nd type, Junior Commander (Captain), Auxiliary Territorial Force (ATS)

Efficiency Medal Territorial GVI 2nd type

J Comd M Collier ATS

Miss Margaret Collier was commissioned 2nd Subaltern (2nd Lieutenant) ATS from the ranks 30th May 1941 (London Gazette 29th July 1941 page 4359). As a Junior Commander (Captain) she was awarded the Efficiency Medal Territorial London Gazette 14th April 1951 page 1808. Promoted Senior Commander (Major) 23rd September 1949 with seniority 5th December 1946 (London Gazette 16th December 1949 page 5952). Transferring from the Active List to the TA Reserve of Officers as Major, WRAC 23rd June 1950, retaining her seniority (London Gazette 1st August 1950 page 3944). Ceased to belong to the TA Reserve of Officers on reaching the age limit 18th January 1956 (London Gazette 20th January 1956 page 496).

Scarce to an ATS officer. First time on the market.

EF £175 Available


Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal EDVII Armourer’s Crew, HMS Rainbow, survived the sinking of HMS Ocean in the Dardanelles 18th March 1915.

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy EDVII

Walter Tidball CH Armr HMS Rainbow

With copy service records & 1WW medal roll entry

Walter Tidball born Teignmouth, Devon, on 8th April 1865, a General Smith he entered the Royal Navy as Armourers Crew 4th April 1888. Advanced to Armourers Mate 1st May 1893 at Cambridge, Armourer 1st February 1896 aboard HMS Royalist, Acting Chief Armourer 31st May 1901 at Vivid II, and Chief Armourer 14th June 1902 aboard HMS Rainbow. Awarded the Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal 28th May 1903 whilst serving aboard HMS Rainbow. Discharged shore to pension 31st March 1910. Tidball re-entered the Royal Navy 2nd August 1914 and joined the Battleship HMS Ocean the same day and survived the sinking of this ship 18th March 1915.

In late 1914, Ocean participated in an attack on Basra before being transferred to Egypt to defend the Suez Canal. In February 1915, she was reassigned to the Dardanelles and she took part in several attacks on the Ottoman fortifications defending the Dardanelles. On 18th March, she attempted to retrieve the battleship HMS Irresistible after she had been badly damaged by a mine in Erenkui Bay, but had to abandon her salvage efforts due to heavy Turkish gunfire. She instead evacuated the surviving crew of Irresistible but struck a mine while making for the open sea. Badly damaged, her crew and the survivors of Irresistible were taken off by destroyers and Ocean left to sink in Morto Bay.

Transferring to HMS Agamemnon in the Dardanelles 19th March 1915, he subsequently joined Vivid II 1st April 1916 and was demobilized 29th January 1919. HMS Rainbow transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy in 1910.

GVF £125 Available


Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GVI 2nd type Petty Officer Telegrapher, HMS Mercury awarded the Bronze Medal of the Order of Orange Nassau in 1947.

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Regular Royal Navy GVI 2nd type

JX.139054 S J Parkyn PO TEL HMS Mercury

With copies from the Admiralty recommendation file TNA ADM1/29826.

Sidney John Parkyn was born in Portsmouth 21st November 1916, awarded the Long Service & Good Conduct Medal 25th November 1949, he died in Portsmouth in 2000.

Bronze Medal of the Order of Orange Nassau London Gazette 4th March 1947 page 1045, the official recommendation states – Leading Telegraphist Sidney John Parkyn P/JX.139054

“In charge of the Wireless Office of the Dutch Naval Vessel Johan Maurits from 29th March 1944 until the middle of September 1944, during which time he succeeded in making the Dutch Telegraphists thoroughly familiar with the British wireless system and coding and took great trouble in preparing them for the British W/T examination”.

Only 30 Bronze Medals of the Order of Orange Nassau had been approved for award to the Royal Navy by May 1945, Parkyn’s award being one of these.

GVF £250 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 £95 Available


Royal Naval Dockyard Police Hong Kong Long Service Medal E2

Royal Naval Dockyard Police Long Service Medal E2

Unnamed

EF £350 Available