Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Army Victoria, 3rd Class Staff Sergeant, Army Service Corps

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Army Victoria

10 3rd Cls Staff Sergt R Seaman Army Service Corps

With details taken from his on line service record.

Robert Seaman was born in St Peter’s, Colchester, Essex in 1826, a 25 year old Painter he attested for the Military Train 3rd October 1856. Promoted Corporal 8th October 1856 just five days after enlistment, promoted Sergeant 11th April 1857 he transferred to the Army Service Corps as Sergeant Cook 23rd February 1870. Appointed 3rd Class Staff Sergeant 1st March 1870 in 1871 he was serving in Westminster, London. Awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal with a £5 gratuity, this is his only medal entitlement, serving his entire 21 years 9 days in the UK. Discharged to pension 14th March 1876, he would have been in possession of Five Good Conduct Badges had he not been promoted. Intended place of residence recorded as Clacton on Sea.

Impressed naming type LSGC.

GVF £110 Available

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Army Victoria, Troop Sergeant Major 15th Hussars

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Army Victoria

1829 Tp S Maj G H Dennison 15/Hrs

With research taken from on line sources, copy census entries, LSGC Medal roll entry and copy death certificate.

George Henry Dennison was born in Yoxford, Suffolk in 1854, the 1891 census records he residing with his wife Elizabeth and six children at 13 Upper Brunswick Street, Halifax, his occupation recorded as Instructor 2nd West York Yeomanry Cavalry (this unit raised in Halifax and Huddersfield and disbanded in 1894). Moving to Warwickshire in 1894, he was next appointed Permanent Staff Instructor to the Warwickshire Imperial Yeomanry. Awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 1st January 1899. His wife died in 1900 aged 42 years and the 1901 census records he is a Sergeant Major Instructor, Warwickshire Yeomanry Cavalry residing at 53 Clapham Terrace, Leamington with seven of his children.

The Leamington Spa Courier dated 27th September 1901 page 5 records –

“Troop Sergeant major Dennison, on the orders of his Doctor has been compelled to sever connections with 5 Troop”. Dennison died suddenly of heart failure at his home 13 Packington Place, Leamington on 10th June 1904 aged 51 years. The Leamington Spa Courier dated 17th June 1904 page 4 describes his funeral –

“The coffin was followed by a contingent of the Warwickshire Imperial Yeomanry under the command of Sergeant Major Aires, interned at Leamington cemetery.”

This his only Medal entitlement, engraved naming type LSGC.

GVF £135 Available

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria, Engine Room Artificer, HMY Victoria and Albert

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria

H T Leverett ERA HMY Victoria & Albert

With copy service record.

Henry Thomas Leverett was born in Portsmouth 1st December 1858 almost certainly a Portsmouth Dockyard Apprenticeship served tradesman, he entered the Royal Navy aboard HMS Asia as Acting Engine Room Artificer 22nd July 1880. Joining HMS Iris 1st May 1882 he served aboard this ship during the Egypt operations (Medal dated 1882 no clasp). Continuing to serve ashore and afloat, he joined HMY Victoria & Albert 28th March 1893 and was advanced to Chief ERA 19th August 1893. Promoted Artificer Engineer (Warrant Officer Class 2) 1st April 1898, he was appointed to HMS Basalisk 22nd March 1900, promoted Chief Artificer Engineer (Warrant Officer Class 1) 1st April 1903, appointed HMS Medusa 10th April 1904, HMS Handy 12th April 1905 on the China Station, commissioned Engineer Lieutenant 1st April 1907, appointed to President 25th July 1907 to assist the Engineer Overseer Messers Denny’s of Dumbarton. Released to pension16th July 1913. Re-called on the outbreak of war in August 1914 and appointed to Racer for the Royal Naval College Osborne, appointed to his former position to assist the Engineer Overseer in Dumbarton 19th December 1914 serving in this position throughout the war (British War Medal). Promoted Engineer Lieutenant Commander 9th July 1915 and reverted to the Retired List in 1919.

VF and better £250 SOLD

Efficiency Medal “Territorial” GV Robed Bust, Private, 5th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment

Efficiency Medal “Territorial” GV Robed bust

4736237 Pte F White 5-Y & L R

Polishing and minor multiple nicks around edge, all naming fine, therefore

Good Fine £45 SOLD

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Air Force GVI 1st type, Leading Aircraftsman, Royal Air Force taken prisoner of war in March 1942 in Java. Surviving captivity he died in 2001 aged 98 years.

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Air Force GVI 1st type

330958 LAC J L Heard RAF

With copy Jap POW Card and repatriation debrief questionnaire.

John Lennox Heard was born in Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire 24th September 1903, the 1911 census records he is a 7 year old school boy residing with his father John a Musician, Royal Marines, mother Eva a Confectioner, brother and two sisters at 75 High Street, Gosport. In 1942 Heard was a Sergeant serving with 153 Maintenance Unit on Java when he was taken prisoner of war by the Japanese at Tasikmalaya, west Java 8th March 1942. Held at POW camps at Janmaarkt, Surabaya, Java March 1942 to April 1943, Haroekoe, Java where POW’s built an airfield, April 1943 to October 1944 and St Vincent Hospital and POW camp, Batvia, Java from October 1944 to April 1945 when liberated. His next of kin recorded as his wife Mrs J L Heard 73 Laburnum Road, Fareham, Hampshire. Post war he returned to Fareham and died there in 2001 aged 98 years.


Efficiency Medal “Territorial” GVI 2nd type, Private, King’s Own Shropshire Light Infantry, wounded in action Normandy in August 1944 serving with the 4th Battalion.

Efficiency Medal “Territorial” GVI 2nd type

2058746 Pte E J Cutts KSLI

With copy War Office casualty list entry.

The 4th Territorial Battalion KSLI, was immediately mobilised on the outbreak of war. It began with intensive training in Northern Ireland and England as lorry borne infantry of 159 Brigade, 11th Armoured Division, and was destined for campaigning in North West Europe when the attack on “fortress Europe” began. The Battalion landed in Normandy on “D-Day plus 8”, 14th June 1944, and was soon thrust into action on the Odon and in Operation Epsom – designed to isolate Caen. It faced severe opposition from elite German SS Divisions in the fighting which followed and then took part in the destruction of the Falaise Pocket. Crossing the Seine at Vernon, the 4th were part of the rapid allied advance via Amiens into Belgium; they were the first allied troops to enter the vital port of Antwerp, where further heavy fighting was encountered before the city was completely liberated. Private Cutts was wounded in action in August 1944, the exact day not recorded on the casualty list but probably 12th August at Le Busq when one Bren Gun Carrier on patrol was blown up with 2 killed and 3 wounded as recorded in the Battalion War Diary.


Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy EVII, Petty Officer 1st Class, HMS Niobe

Ling Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy EVII

F T Trevethan PO 1 CL HMS Niobe

With copy service record.

Frederick Thomas Trevethan was born in Anthony, Devon 6th November 1872 a Greenwich School Boy he entered the Royal Navy aboard HMS Impregnable 16th April 1888 as a Boy 2nd Class. Rated Ordinary Seaman 6th November 1890 and Able Seaman (Seaman Gunner) aboard the same ship 10th December 1891.Advanced to Leading Seaman aboard HMS Belona 13th January 1897 and Petty Officer of the 2nd Class aboard the same ship 1st April 1897. Advanced to Petty Officer of the 1st Class aboard HMS Bonaventure 1st October 1899, he joined HMS Niobe 2nd August 1905 and was awarded the LSGC Medal aboard this ship 24th November 1905. Advanced to Chief Petty Officer 1st October 1910 aboard HMS Thistle, he was discharged to pension from Vivid I 4th November 1912 and joined Devonport Royal Fleet Reserve.

Mobilized 2nd August 1914 he joined Vivid I and subsequently joined RMS Empress of Britain 20th August 1914, Vivid I 19th March 1915, SS Orbita 1st July 1915 and Vivid I 10th September 1917 from where he was discharged invalided 26th December 1917.


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 £195 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 £135 Available

Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Victoria, narrow suspender engraved naming, Bosuns Mate, HMS Ganges 20 Yrs

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria

Wm Breen Boatsns Mate HMS Ganges 20 Yrs

With copy service records & Medal roll entry for China Medal 1857-60.

Listed in The Naval Long Service Medals by Captain K J Douglas – Morris, RN page 167 as one of 38 examples of Narrow Suspender LSGC’s, engraved naming with “Yrs” on edge known.

William Breen born in Modbury, Devon 9th December 1835. He entered the Royal Navy as an Ordinary Seaman 2nd Class 6th February 1855 aboard HMS Impregnable aged 20 years. Rated Ordinary Seaman 1st March 1857 and  Able Seaman 2nd September 1858 aboard HMS Nankin (awarded China Medal clasp Canton 1857). Advanced to Leading Seaman 1st January 1865 aboard the Iron Clad Screw Sloop HMS Research. Signing for continuous service in April 1865 aboard HMS Narcissus, he was advanced to Petty Officer 1st Class 10th October 1872. He subsequently joined HMS Royal Adelaide 25th July 1874, HMS Ganges 15th September 1874 where he was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 6th May 1875. Discharged shore to pension 31st May 1875, he re-entered the service as Able Seaman aboard the Training Ship HMS Indus 22nd July 1877, serving aboard this ship until joining Vivid 1st October 1891 from where he was discharged 31st May 1895 after almost 38 years service.

 GVF £695 SOLD

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria, Armourer, HMS Excellent

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria

Wm Bryan Armourer HMS Excellent

With copy service record.

William Bryan born in Gosport, Hampshire on 27th February 1861. A 23 year old Blacksmith, he entered the Royal Navy as Armourer’s Crew 17th October 1884 at Excellent. Appointed Bugler 21st April 1887 board HMS Goshawk, advanced to Armourer at Excellent, on 9th February 1891, Acting Chief Armourer at Victory I on 18th December 1896, and Chief Armourer aboard HMS Repulse 19th March 1861. Awarded the Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct medal 28th November 1894 whilst serving at Excellent. He served 20 years in the Royal Navy and was pensioned on 29th October 1904. This is his only medal entitlement.

GVF & better £170 Available

Imperial Service Medal GV Coinage Head, Machinist, HM Dockyard Devonport

Imperial Service Medal GV Coinage Head

William Henry Perrin

With original award letter from the Home Office dated 26th May 1926 forwarding the Medal. Contained in fitted presentation case with mounting brooch. ISM awarded London Gazette 16th April 1926 page 2616 “Mr William Henry Perrin, Machinist, HM Dockyard, Devonport”.


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 £325 Available

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Regular Army GVI 2nd type, Sergeant, 11th Hussars wounded in Italy in 1944 serving with the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry.

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

552857 SJT G H Parker 11 H

With copy War Office casualty List, details and copy photos from the Regimental Magazine, RAC discharge Card, RTC enlistment register.

George Henry Parker attested for the Royal Tank Corps 4th October 1932, transferring to Cavalry of the Line 28th December 1932, transferred to the Army Reserve 26th October 1938. Mobilized 28th December 1939, joining 6th Cavalry Training Regiment and subsequently 13th / 18th Hussars 20th January 1940. Attached Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry from 1st April 1940 joining “B” Squadron as a Corporal. Embarking for Palestine in February 1940, the Regiment later served in North Africa including the first and second battles of El Alamein and later in Italy. Wounded  in action, Italy 17th June 1944 during the advance on Perugia when stiff enemy opposition was encountered. Discharged 4th July 1946, he re-enlisted 5th July 1946 for four years, transferring to the 11th Hussars 4th May 1948 whilst in Germany, awarded the Long Service & Good Conduct Medal in Army Order 16 of January 1953 having signed to complete time for pension he was finally discharged in 1963 and died in 1981.


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

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.


Royal Naval Dockyard Police Hong Kong Long Service Medal E2

Royal Naval Dockyard Police Long Service Medal E2


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.