Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal EVII, Officer’s Steward 1st Class, HMS Enchantress (Screw Yacht)

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy EDVII

163467 W I May Off Std 1 Cl HMS Enchantress

With copy service records & 1WW Medal roll entry

William Isaac May born in Portsmouth, Hampshire 3rd June 1873. He entered the Royal Navy as a Domestic 2nd Class on 30th June 1891 aboard HMS Pallas aged 18 years, served on board until 25th February 1892, transferred to Victory I 26th February 1892 until 5th April 1892. Shore based from 5th April 1892 and on 8th October 1892 he joined the Royal Yacht Victoria & Albert serving aboard this ship as Domestic 3rd Class, Domestic 1st Class and Steward until 19th March 1901. After a period ashore he joined HMS Majestic 9th April 1901 and served aboard this ship until 4th July 1901. He joined Vernon 19th June 1902 and the 3,470 ton Screw Yacht HMS Enchantress on 29th May 1904. He was awarded the Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal aboard HMS Enchantress 11th February 1908. Serving at Victory I on the outbreak of the First World War, he joined HMS Kent 3rd October 1914 as Officer’s Steward 1st Class, Kent taking part in the battle of the Falkland Islands 8th December 1914. Joining Victory I 19th January 1917, HMS Enchantress 10th March 1918 and finally Victory I 18th November 1918 from where he was discharged shore on demobilization 13th July 1919.

Scarce LSGC to a Yacht.

NEF £170 SOLD


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 Available


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


Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GV 2nd type, Chief Writer, HMS Resolution

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal GV 2nd type

M.2095 J F W Corvell CPO WR HMS Resolution

With copy service record.

John Francis William Corvell born in Devonport 5th April 1890, a Clerk he entered the Royal Navy as 3rd Class Writer at Vivid 3rd June 1910. Advanced to 2nd Class Writer at Vivid 2nd June 1914, he subsequently joined HMS Marlborough 9th January 1917, HMS Revenge 11th February 1917, advanced to acting 1st Class Writer 10th January 1917, HMS Resolution 1st December 1917, HMS Revenge 4th March 1918, Chief Petty Officer Writer 11th December 1919 whilst serving at Vivid III. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal awarded 25th July 1925. Discharged to pension 2nd June 1932. Re-entering at Lucifer 24th August 1939 he was promoted Warrant Writer 2nd December 1940 and served throughout the Second World War at Drake, the RN Naval Base at Devonport.

NEF £75 SOLD


Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria, Gunners Mate, HMS Agincourt

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria

Ed Bishop Gunrs Mte HMS Agincourt

With copy service record & Census entries, early engraved type naming.

Edward Bishop born in Weston Super Mare, Somerset, 12th March 1843. Entered the Royal Navy on 2nd March 1858 aboard HMS Royal William as a Boy 2nd Class aged 15 years. Rated Boy 1st Class aboard HMS Royal Adelaide 16th April 1859, Ordinary Seaman 19th March 1861 aboard HMS Exmouth, Able Seaman 1st September 1863 aboard HMS Ajax. Advanced to Leading Seaman 7th May 1867 aboard HMS Narcissus, Petty Officer 1st Class 2nd January 1873 aboard HMS Northumberland. Awarded the Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct medal 2nd July 1875 whilst serving aboard HMS Agincourt. He served 20 years in the Royal Navy and was pensioned in July 1878. This is his only medal entitlement.

The 1911 census records he is a 68 year old House Builder’s Foreman residing with his family in Forest Gate, East London

GVF £225 SOLD


Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria, Chief Armourer, HMS Prince George

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria

W G Bray Ch Armr HMS Prince George

With copy service record.

William George Bray was born in Folkestone, Kent 6th August 1856. A former Engine Fitter he entered the Royal Navy 18th October 1878 at Excellent as Armourer’s Crew. Advanced to Armourer at Excellent 16th August 1884, acting Chief Armourer aboard HMS Hecla 1st October 1892 and confirmed as Chief Armourer at Excellent 18th November 1893. Awarded the Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct medal 30th November 1900 while serving board HMS Prince George. He served 29 years in the Royal Navy and was discharged 31st October 1907. this his only Medal entitlement.

GVF £150 SOLD


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”.

EF £40 Available


Territorial Force Efficiency Medal (TFEM) GV, Battery Sergeant Major, Royal Field Artillery

Territorial Force Efficiency Medal GV

786643 BS MJR A J Sherringham RFA

With copy Medal Index Card recording Silver War Badge only awarded for his services in the First World War. Details extracted from his on line Regular Army service record.

Arthur James Sherringham was born in Woolwich 17th September 1865, a 14 year 11 month old Musician he attested for the Royal Artillery at Woolwich 19th July 1879 as a Boy. Appointed Trumpeter 1st August 1879, Gunner 26th May 1885 he was tried and imprisoned 9th February 1886 to 31st May 1886, his offence not recorded. Appointed Bombardier 1st July 1889, promoted Corporal 17th September 1890, he was subsequently promoted Sergeant and Battery Sergeant Major but the dates missing from his service record. Serving in Egypt 8th August 1882 to 18th August 1885 (Egypt Medal clasps Tel-El-Kebir, Suakin 1885, Khedives Star 1882), India 19th August 1885 to 26th March 1899. Discharged 13th May 1907, home address 15 Midland, Sheffield. Re-enlisted 1st April 1908 into the Territorial Army he served with 68th Division Ammunition Column RFA TF at HOME only and was discharged 29th March 1919 with sickness.

Dark toned

EF £85 SOLD


Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Regular Army GVI 1st type, Private, Worcestershire Regiment

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

5244513 Pte F Hill Worc R

In named card box of issue, LSGC awarded Army Order 401 of 1941, the Medal virtually as awarded.

EF £95 SOLD


Efficiency Medal ‘Territorial’ GVI 1st type, Private Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Efficiency Medal ‘Territorial’ GVI 1st type

3531467 Pte J Upton Warwick

Dark toned

NEF £65 SOLD


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.

GVF £175 Available


Efficiency Medal GVI “Territorial” 1st type, Trooper, Royal Gloucestershire Hussars

Efficiency Medal GVI “Territorial” 1st type

420827 Tpr T W Harrison RGH

GVF £125 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 SOLD


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


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 £95 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 £65 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 SOLD

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