Territorial Force Efficiency Medal EVII, Private, 2nd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment

Territorial Force Efficiency Medal (TFEM) EVII

21 Pte J D Bowen 2/Monmouth Regt

John David Bowen was born in Newbridge, Monmouthshire in 1871, the 1911 census records he is a 40 year old Iron Moulder employed at a General Engineering Works residing with his wife Elizabeth Ann, two sons and brother at 40 New Houses, Crumlin Street, Pontypool, Monmouthshire. The 2nd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment’s HQ was in Osborne Road, Pontypool. TFEM awarded Army Order 186 dated 1st July 1909. This his only Medal entitlement.

First time on the market, original long ribbon, toned and scarce.

EF £250 Reserved

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


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.



Territorial Force Efficiency Medal EVII, Sergeant Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry

Territorial Force Efficiency Medal (TFEM) EVII

902 SJT A Twine R Wilts Yeo

Adam Twine was born in Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire in 1882, the son of George Twine a Timber Merchant Farmer and Box Manufacturer with his own business and his wife Mary. The 1911 census records Adam Twine is 28 years old and working in the family business residing with his father, mother, brother and sister at Greenhill Common Farm, Wootton Bassett. On the outbreak of the First World War Adam was a Squadron Sergeant Major in the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, commissioned 2nd Lieutenant Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry 18th July 1915, this was announced in The Western Daily Press dated 19th July 1915 page 4. Adam never served overseas and married Phyllis Marion Hawkes in Bath, Somerset in 1917. In 1917 his father died and Adam purchased the business from his father and uncle who were joint owners. Transferring to the Territorial Force Reserve as 2nd Lieutenant 10th August 1917, London Gazette 9th August 1917 page 8120 refers. Adam continued to run the family business until his death at his home 1 Old Court, Crickdale, Wiltshire in 1934 aged 52 years. The TFEM is his only Medal entitlement.

A few minor edge knocks and scuffs but all naming ok. A rare TFEM EVII to this Regiment, believed to be one of four awarded.

VF £425 SOLD

Order of St John of Jerusalem Serving Sister older silver plated version

Order of St John of Jerusalem Serving Sister

Unnamed as awarded

Nice older silver plated version with no enamel damage, mounted on bow as worn for serving sister, change ribbon for serving brother.

NEF £45 Available

Efficiency Medal ‘Territorial’ E2, Sergeant, Monmouthshire Regiment

Efficiency Medal ‘Territorial’ E2

22842280 Sgt T Morgan Mon

First time on the market.


The Coastguard Auxiliary Service Long Service Medal E2 and Long Service clasp, Isle of Wight Auxiliary Coast Guard.

The Coastguard Auxiliary Service Long Service Medal E2 and Long Service clasp

R R Barton

In Royal Mint fitted presentation case and Rosette for tunic ribbon. Mounted as worn.

Rodney Raymond Barton was born on the Isle of Wight in 1946, he joined the Blackgang Company on 5th June 1964 aged 18 years and transferred to Atherfield when his station closed in 1984. In 2000 he was based at The Needles Station all Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight County Press dated 5th July 1985 contains an article regarding the presentation of his and other members medals and a photograph (supplied). Rare with extra Long Service clasp, in 2000 Mr Barton would have served 36 years.

First time on the market.

EF £345 Available

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria, Wide Suspender, Color Sergeant, Royal Marines 22 years, also served in the Syria Campaign of 1840 and with the Naval Brigade in the Crimea at Balaklava and Sebastopol.

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Victoria Wide suspender years engraved on edge

N Walters Color Serjt RM 22 yrs

With some research details, listed in The Navy Long Service Medals by Captain K Douglas-Morris, RN page 154.

Nicholas Walters was born inn East Ogwell, Devon in 1817 and enlisted in 1837. Joining Woolwich Division he served a total of 24 years, 14 years and 6 months at sea. Taking part in the Syria operations of 1840 aboard HMS Ganges (NGS clasp Syria, this sold at Sothebys in 1912), he was serving as Sergeant aboard HMS Britannia during the Crimea War and landed with the Naval Brigade (Crimea Medal clasps Balaklava, Sebastopol, his Medal sent to Woolwich 7th February 1856). Awarded the LSGC Medal in February 1859 with a £15 Gratuity serving with 24th Company, Woolwich Division at the time of the award. Discharged to pension in 1861.


Efficiency Medal ‘Territorial’ GVI 2nd type, Gunner, Royal Artillery, a BEF 1940 veteran evacuated from Dunkirk he later served in North Africa and was wounded in action 16th June 1942 during Rommel’s advance to capture Tobruk.

Efficiency Medal ‘Territorial’ GVI 1st type

866152 Gnr J Peasland RA

With copy War Office casualty reports & Royal Artillery attestation entry, 1937 enlistment.

Gunner and Driver Mechanic John Peasland served with 74th (Northumbrian) Field Regiment Royal Artillery, 50th (Northumbrian) Division in France January to June 1940 as part of the BEF and was evacuated from Dunkirk. The Regiment later served in North Africa and he was wounded in action 16th June 1942 during Rommel’s assault to capture Tobruk which fell to Axis forces on 21st June. Discharged to Class ‘Z’ Territorial Army Reserve 27th April 1946, he re-enlisted into the REME TA 1st October 1951.


NEF £110 Available

Efficiency Medal ‘Territorial’ GVI 2nd type, Gunner, Royal Artillery, wounded serving with the BEF in 1940 and evacuated, landing on ‘D’ Day 6th June 1944, he was wounded a second time in Normandy in July 1944, the opening day of Operation Bluecoat.

Efficiency Medal ‘Territorial’ GVI 1st type

907151 Gnr M Goodfellow RA

With copy War Office casualty reports & Royal Artillery attestation entry, 1939 enlistment.

Gunner Matthew Goodfellow served in France with the BEF January to June 1940. Serving with 74th (Northumbrian) Field Regiment Royal Artillery part of 50th (Northumbrian) Division. Wounded between 21st May 1940 and 1st June 1940, in the chaos of retreat and evacuation no specific date is recorded, he was evacuated from Dunkirk. In 1944 Goodfellow was serving with 65th (Highland) Medium Regiment Royal Artillery which embarked for Normandy on 3rd June 1944. Landing on ‘D’ Day 6th June on Gold Beach, he was wounded for a second time on 30th July 1944, the opening day of the British offensive SE of Caumont in what was known as Operation Bluecoat. This time he is recorded as remaining at duty. Discharged to Class ‘Z’ Territorial Army Reserve 3rd June 1946.


EF £125 SOLD

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy E2 Acting Leading Seaman (Sonar) in named box of issue.

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy E2

ALS(S) E C M Higgins D122669E RN

In named box of issue, impressed naming. Mounted as originally worn.

Roger C M Higgins was born in south Liverpool in 1952, he enlisted in 1969 and would have been awarded the LSGC Medal in 1984. He married in Plymouth in 1992 the year he would have been discharged to pension.

Dark toned and first time on the market.

 EF £75 SOLD

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

Previously reserved and not paid for

VF & better £595 SOLD


Royal Naval Dockyard Police Hong Kong Long Service Medal E2

Royal Naval Dockyard Police Long Service Medal E2


EF £350 Available

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 £55 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


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 £110 Available