Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria Wide Suspender, Caulker, HMS Phoebe

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria Wide Suspender

T Richards Caulkr HMS Phoebe 20 yrs

HMS Phoebe was a Screw Frigate in service from 1860 to 1875, the Medal un researched, unusual rating of Caulker.

GVF £645 Available


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Long Service & Good Conduct Medal GV Royal Navy 1st type, Leading Boatman, HM Coast Guard awarded the Board of Trade Sea Gallantry Medal in Bronze whilst serving at Blyth Haven Coast Guard Station for saving the life of a Steam Trawler Deck Hand in a storm on 10th December 1915.

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GV 1st type

202063 H A White LG Boatn HM Coast Guard

With copy service record and newspaper article.

Herbert Arthur White was born in Penge, Kent 19th February 1883 a Training Ship Shaftesbury Boy he entered the Royal Navy aboard HMS Impregnable 26th November 1898 as a Boy 2nd Class. Rated Ordinary Seaman aboard HMS Pyramus 1st June 1900 and Able Seaman aboard the same ship 13th February 1902 he transferred to HM Coast Guard as Boatman 23rd September 1911 joining the Blyth Haven Station. Advanced to Leading Boatman 1st July 1915 he was awarded the Sea Gallantry Medal in Bronze, The Newcastle Journal dated 31st July 1916 page 3 reports under the heading ‘A rescue near Blyth, Boatman Decorated by The King’ 

‘Herbert Arthur White, Leading Boatman, His Majesty’s Coast Guard, Blyth had the honour of being received by The King at Buckingham Palace on Saturday, when his Majesty conferred upon him the Albert Medal 2nd Class (sic). About 1 am on 10th December 1915, the Steam Trawler Naval Prince of North Shields stranded (ran aground) near Blythe, soon after the vessel struck, five of her crew were washed overboard and drowned. The Rocket Apparatus was taken to the spot but communication with the vessel could not be effected. A Deck Hand jumped overboard from the wreck and attempted to swim ashore, he became exhausted and White, fully dressed waded out as far as possible then swam through heavy breakers for a distance of 50 yards and succeeded in bringing the man ashore.

The three remaining members of the crew were afterwards rescued from the rigging by a Foyboat from the shore. Considerable risk was incurred by White in rendering the service on account of the heavy seas which prevailed’.

There are several newspaper articles reporting this award, all others are correct in the fact White received the Sea Gallantry Medal in Bronze. The rescue of the three remaining crew was effected by Coxswain John Bushell of the Blyth Lifeboat who received the RNLI Silver Medal. White continued to serve in HM Coast Guard joining the Stornoway Station 7th January 1918 and later Dover Pier Station and Lowestoft Station, he was still serving in 1923. Long Service & Good Conduct Medal awarded 26th January 1916.

GVF £125 Available


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Naval Engineer’s Good Conduct Medal an 1875 re-strike unnamed.

Naval Engineer’s Good Conduct Medal

Unnamed

An 1875 re-strike with a diagonal grained rim. Originally instituted in 1842 and abolished five years after it was instituted. Only seven named examples were awarded. Re-strikes were produced in silver in 1875 and later, the later examples having a plain flat rim.

Scarce

EF £275 Available


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Long Service & Good Conduct Medal GVI Royal Fleet Reserve 1st type, Petty Officer, Royal Fleet Reserve late Royal Navy served 1923 to 1945.

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal GVI Royal Fleet Reserve 1st type

J.107595 (Dev.B.16318) W D Price PO RFR

With copy service record 1923 to 1945.

William David Price was born in Pontrilas, Hertfordshire 18th October 1907 a Farm Labourer he entered the Royal Navy aboard HMS Impregnable as a Boy 2nd Class 28th June 1923, rated Ordinary Seaman aboard HMS Valiant 18th October 1925, Able Seaman aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth 18th May 1926, advanced to Leading Seaman aboard HMS Suffolk 23rd July 1935, Petty Officer aboard HMS Royal Oak 25th August 1936 and Chief Petty Officer aboard HMS Nadder 13th January 1945. Discharged time expired 17th October 1937, he joined Devonport Royal Fleet Reserve and was mobilized joining Drake I 22nd August 1939.

Posted to Lucia 1st October 1939 the Submarine Depot Ship at the time stationed in the East Indies, later Red Sea and Aden, he was subsequently posted to Drake 7th October 1942, Dartmouth III 9th February 1943 Effingham 19th July 1943 the Combined Operations Base at Dartmouth, Drake 2nd November 1943, HMS Nadder a River Class Frigate, HMS Queen Elizabeth 16th July 1945, Drake 7th August 1945 and released from service 30th October 1945.

On 10 April 1944 Nadder joined as an escort to Convoy UGS 37 through the Straits of Gibraltar. The convoy came under heavy dive bomber and torpedo attack. One ship was damaged during the encounter, but the escorts did keep German submarines U-421, U-471 and U-969 at bay. In April 1944 Nadder was involved with the Greek Naval Mutiny, and captured the corvette Apostolis. On 12th August 1944 Nadder took part in the sinking of U-198 near the Seychelles. On 10 September 1944 Nadder rescued survivors from a U-boat attack on the British merchant SS Troilus. Carrying coconut oil, tea and copra for the Ministry of Food , Troilus was homeward bound from Columbo. She was sailing independently via Suez but was torpedoed and sunk by U-859, 300 miles north east of Socotra Island on 1st September 1944. HMS Taff  and Nadder were sent to search for survivors. On 10 September they rescued 95 survivors of the attack and landed them at Aden 10 days later.

GVF £65 Available


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Long Service & Good Conduct Medal GVI Royal Fleet Reserve 1st type

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal GVI Royal Fleet Reserve 1st type

J.110103 (CH.B.22605) W E Brown AB RFR

With copy service record to 1929.

William Ernest Brown was born 29th June 1908 in Birkenhead, Cheshire a scholar he entered the Royal Navy aboard HMS Impregnable as a Boy 2nd Class 11th April 1924, rated Ordinary Seaman 29th June 1926 aboard HMS Eagle and Able Seaman at Pembroke I 29th December 1927. Awarded the RFR LSGC 29th December 1941 whilst serving aboard the Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Pretoria Castle and Escort Aircraft Carrier, she had previously been the ocean liner Pretoria Castle of the Union Castle Line built by Harland & Wolff of Belfast and launched in 1938. Requisitioned by the Royal Navy in October 1939, and converted to an Armed Merchant Cruiser with 6-inch (150 mm) and 3-inch (76 mm) guns, entering service in November 1939. In this role she served mainly in the South Atlantic. On 20th May 1944 Brown transferred branch and was rated Petty Officer Mechanician with a change in number to C/MX.693523 indicating he must have undertaken some Marine Engineering training whilst a civilian prior to being mobilized.

GVF £50 SOLD


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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 Available


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Efficiency Medal ‘Territorial’ E2 Sergeant, Royal Engineers late Gunner and Driver Royal Artillery. Wounded in North Africa with 7 Medium Regiment 4th January 1941, he transferred to the RE in December 1944 and served with 20 Bomb Disposal Company.

Efficiency Medal ‘Territorial’ E2

22566925 Sgt E W C Ricketts RE

With copy casualty reporting form, RA enlistment register entry, pensions appeal tribunal register entry which records change in service number etc.

Roy William Charles Ricketts was born 28th May 1921 in Portsmouth, Hampshire. He attested for the Royal Artillery 17th June 1937 and served with 7th Medium Regiment in Palestine (entitled to GSM GVI clasp Palestine) and North Africa. Reported died of wounds 7th January 1941, this was subsequently changed to wounded. He married in Monkseaton, Northumberland 19th August 1944 and transferred to the Royal Engineers 28th December 1944.

On 20th November 1996 he attended a Pensions Appeal Tribunal and is recorded as serving in the Royal Artillery service number 868467 and the Royal Engineers service number 22566925 number 20 Bomb Disposal Company. Post war he resided in Woolwich, London and served in the Territorial Army until 21st March 1967, he died in Greenwich 31st December 1998, occupation recorded as Lorry Driver (Retired).

EF £125 Available


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Long Service & Good Conduct Medal GVI Regular Army 1st type to Sergeant (later Regimental Sergeant Major) served with the London Anti Aircraft defences during the Battle of Britain and London Blitz. Enlisting in 1924 aged 14 years 10 months he was discharged in May 1949.

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal GVI Regular Army 1st Type

1057295 SJT G R Jenkins RA

With copy Royal Artillery attestation page and awards details.

George Robert Jenkins was born in Hallbroke, Chesterfield, Derbyshire a 14 year 10 month old school boy he attested for the Royal Artillery at Middlesbrough 12th May 1924. He joined 10th London Anti Aircraft Regiment 16th July 1940 shortly after the commencement of the Battle of Britain and served with the Anti Aircraft defences throughout the London Blitz. On 1st April 1947 as Regimental Sergeant Major ,he was awarded a Good Service Certificate. Discharged to the Army Reserve 6th May 1949 and discharged from the Reserve 14th March 1952.

Dark toned with age.

EF £70 Available


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Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria Wide Suspender, Ship’s Corporal Royal Navy and former Royal Marine. Also awarded the Crimea Medal 1854-56 clasp Sebastopol and Turkish Crimea Medal, he completed over 25 years service.

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria Wide Suspender

Jas Bennett Ship’s Corpl HMS Britannia 24 yrs

With research listed here.

James Bennett was born in 1811, when he entered the Royal Navy 12th December 1851 as Ship’s Corporal aboard HMS Britannia he had served 21 years 3 months and 15 days in the Royal Marines. He served aboard HMS Britannia a First Rate of 120 Guns during the bombardment of Sebastopol in 1854 (Crimea Medal clasp Sebastopol & Turkish Crimea Medal TNA reference ADM171/26 page 102). Advanced to Master at Arms aboard HMS Britannia 3rd November 1854, his LSGC Medal and Gratuity were awarded 1s March 1855. Joining HMS Neptune a First Rate of 120 Guns 14th March 1855 as Master at Arms and HMS Arrogant a Wood Screw Frigate 6th January 1855 as Master at Arms, he left this ship 5th May 1856 and was discharged shore to pension 22 May 1856. His total service amounted to 25 years 8 months and 24 days (TNA reference ADM29/52).

Light contact wear from Crimea Medals therefore

VF & better £625 Available


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Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Victoria Army, Private, Northumberland Fusiliers who served almost 27 years all as a Private soldier including 15 years in India.

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Victoria Army

1816 Pte F Close North’d Fus

Engraved naming type, with copy service record.

Francis Close was born in Barrow in Furness, Lancashire an 18 year 10 month old Stoker he attested for the 5th Regiment of Foot at Westminster Police Court 1st June 1868 and joined the 2nd Battalion which became in 1881 the 2nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. A good soldier he was permitted to stay in the Army beyond 21 years. Awarded the Long Service & Good Conduct Medal in General Order 134 of 1886, this is his only Medal entitlement. Serving in India from 1st January 1881 to 15th March 1895, he was discharged 9th April 1895 having completed 26 years 313 days service all as a Private soldier. The 1911 census records he is a single man aged 62 years an Army Pensioner residing with his Nephew and family at 47 Golgotha Road, Lancaster, he died in Lancaster in 1926 aged 77 years.

GVF £135 Available

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