Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria, Gunner’s Mate HMS Cambridge later a Gunnery Instructor with the Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers residing in Bristol. Early Engraved naming type.

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria

G W Gray Gunner’s Mate HMS Cambridge

With copy service papers and census entries etc.

George William Gray was born in Devonport 18th October 1843, the 1851 census records he is residing with his family at 100 Pembroke Street, Stoke Damerel, Devonport. Entering the Royal Navy as Boy 2nd Class aboard HMS Ajax 22nd June 1860, he was rated Ordinary Seaman aboard this ship 23rd October 1861. Gray subsequently joined HMS Gibraltar 2nd April 1863 and rated Able Seaman aboard this ship 1st April 1866, HMS Cambridge 13th January 1867, HMS Prince Consort 7th April 1868 and advanced to Leading Seaman aboard this ship 27th January 1871. In December 1871 he married Mary Jane Lee in Plympton, Devon.

Joining HMS Cambridge 21st October 1871, HMS Aurora 16th January 1873 advanced to Petty Officer of the Second Class aboard this ship 20th April 1874, HMS Cambridge 21st April 1874, HMS Excellent 5th September 1874, HMS Cambridge 18th October 1874 where he was advanced to Petty Officer of the 1st Class 2nd February 1875 and acting Chief Petty Officer 25th June 1878 being confirmed in that rate 15th July 1879. The 1881 census records his home address as Trevol Cottage, Antony, Cornwall. Joining HMS Belleisle 13th December 1881, he was discharged to pension 22nd December 1886.

The 1891 census records he is employed as an Instructor, Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers residing at 14 Walton Street, Barton Regis, Gloucestershire, the 1901 census records he is a Prudential Insurance Agent residing at the same address, the 1911 census records he is a Naval Pensioner and Insurance Agent residing at 28 Walton Street, Bristol, he died in Bristol on 23rd January 1922 aged 79 years.

This his only Medal entitlement, early engraved type.

GVF & better £245 Available

Volunteer Force Long Service Medal EVII, Captain, 1st (Bristol) Volunteer Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment

Volunteer Force Long Service Medal EVII

Capt L Twining 1/VB Glouc Rgt

Medal officially engraved naming in the EXACT style seen on QSA & KSA Medals to officers.

Lewellin Twining was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in 1851, the 1911 census records he is a 59 year old Coal Merchant, employer residing with his wife Emilie (married 27th April 1875) and two servants at 68 Woodstock Road, Bristol. The Western Daily Press dated 2nd October 1936 page 12 records Lewellin Twining died at 3 Mortimer Road, Clifton, Bristol 30th September 1936 aged 85 years.

Lewellin Twining Gentleman to be Lieutenant 1st (Bristol) Volunteer Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment (London Gazette 22nd February 1884 page 898), promoted Captain 7th January 1888, he resigned his commission and granted the Hon rank of Major 2nd December 1903 (London Gazette 11th December 1903 page 8202). The Volunteer Services Gazette dated 14th August 1903 announced the award of the Volunteer Officers Decoration (sic) to Captain Twining instead of the Volunteer Force Long Service Medal.

First time on the market

EF £195 Available

Medal of the Order of the British Empire (Civil) unnamed as awarded with investiture pin in fitted presentation case.

Medal of the Order of the British Empire Civil Division  (1917 to 1922)

Unnamed as awarded 

Medal in John Pinches, London fitted presentation case, hinges and catch all fine. Medal with original ribbon and investiture pin.

Instituted in 1917 as a lower award of the Order of the British Empire, it originally was a Civil Decoration, a Military Division, distinguishable solely by the ribbon (red centre stripe) was added in December 1918. This Medal was awarded unnamed, many being privately engraved or impressed. Fewer than 2,000 awards in total were made before the award was discontinued in 1922.

Slight edge knock otherwise

Toned

GVF & better £375 Available

Efficiency Medal E2 “Territorial” Sergeant, Royal Engineers

Efficiency Medal E2 “Territorial”

22156179 Sgt R Parsons RE

Medal in named card box of issue with Medal Office award letter dated 1st June 1950 forwarding the Efficiency Medal to Subaltern K O Wilson “St Elmo”, 5 Western College Road, Plymouth”.

Seller states served Royal Monmouth RE TA, mounted as originally worn.

First time on the market.

Toned

NEF £85 Available

Efficiency Medal GVI “Territorial” 1st type Subaltern (Lieutenant), Auxiliary Territorial Service

Efficiency Medal GVI “Territorial” 1st type

Sub K O Wilson ATS

Medal in named card box of issue with Medal Office award letter dated 1st June 1950 forwarding the Efficiency Medal to Subaltern K O Wilson “St Elmo”, 5 Western College Road, Plymouth”.

Kathleen Orr Wilson was born in Plymouth, Devon 25th July 1913, the daughter of Lt Colonel Malcolm Orr Wilson, Royal Army Medical Corps and his wife Annie. The 1939 Register records the family are residing at 5 Western College Road, Plymouth. Kathleen is noted as never having been employed despite being 26 years old, she is noted as serving in the 9th Devon Home Defence Company ATS (as a Private No W/19061). Commissioned 2nd Subaltern (2nd Lieutenant) ATS 25th September 1942 (London Gazette 30th October 1942 page 4698). Awarded the Efficiency Medal London Gazette 14th April 1950 page 1808. Kathleen never married and lived her entire life in Plymouth, a member of the Devon Archaeological Exploration Society The Western Evening News 12th September 1950 page 4 credits her with the discovery of Stone Age remains during a dig at Hazard Hill, Totnes. She died in Plymouth on 19th July 1976, her home address at the time was 12 Rockingham Road, Plymouth.

A minor official correction to “W” of Wilson,  the Medal virtually as issued, scarce to ATS officers.

First time on the market.

EF £135 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. HMS Rainbow was the first ship of the Royal Canadian Navy when transferred in 1910.

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, 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 £110 Available

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria, Petty Officer 1st Class, HMS Pembroke

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria

T F W Chambers PO 1st CL HMS Pembroke

Impressed naming type with copy service record (1)

Thomas Frederick William Chambers was born in St Luke’s, Middlesex and entered the Royal Navy 25th June 1874 at Fisgard as Boy 2nd Class. He subsequently joined HMS Impregnable 3rd July 1874, Cambridge 9th November 1875, HMS Defence 30th March 1876, where he was rated Ordinary Seaman 1st January 1877, HMS Royal Adelaide 24th May 1877, Royal Naval Barracks 18th June 1877, HMS Raleigh 17th December 1877 and rated Able Seaman aboard this ship 1st May 1878. Joining HMS Cruiser 5th November 1879, he was advanced to Leading Seaman 20th September 1881, Excellent 1st February 1883, HMS Duke of Wellington 22nd April 1883, HMS Canada 2nd May 1883 where he was advanced to Petty Officer of the 2nd Class 12th November 1883.

Joining HMS Terror 17th May 1874, advanced to Petty Officer of the 1st Class 1st June 1885, HMS Duncan 13th May 1886, HMS Penelope 5th December 1889, HMS Swallow 5th March 1890, Pembroke 5th May 1893 where he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer 7th December 1893, HMS Basilisk 10th December 1895 and Pembroke 4th June 1899 from where he was discharged shore to pension 30th November 1899. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal awarded 19th October 1893. He died in Essex in 1941 aged 82 years.

This his only Medal entitlement.

GVF & better £175 SOLD

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria, Leading Shipwright, HMS Imperieuse

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria

A G Cook Ldg Shipwt HMS Imperieuse

Impressed naming type with copy service records (1)

Albert George Cook was born in Poole, Dorset 7th December 1859, a Shipwright, he entered the Royal Navy as Shipwright aboard HMS Asia 30th August 1881. He subsequently joined HMS St Vincent 1st October 1881, HMS Asia 2nd November 1882, Vernon 25th August 1886, HMS Asia as Caulker 29th November 1886, HMS Sultan as Caulker 1st December 1886, HMS Asia as Caulker 30th April 1889, HMS Serapis as Caulker 16th May 1889, HMS Asia as Caulker 2nd October 1889, Excellent as Caulker 12th November 1889 where he was advanced to Leading Shipwright 1st January 1891.

Joining HMS Asia 13th January 1891, HMS Imperieuse 11th February 1891, he was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal aboard this ship 5th November 1891, Victory II 15th June 1894, Vernon 27th October 1894 where he was advanced to Carpenter’s Mate 27th February 1896, Excellent 8th May 1897 and finally Victory II 15th March 1898, from where he was discharged shore invalided to pension 3rd March 1899.

This his only Medal entitlement.

Toning

GVF & better £185 SOLD

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria, Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class, HMS Defiance, died whilst serving aboard HMS Resolution in 1902.

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria

A E Browning ERA 2nd CL HMS Defiance

Impressed naming type with copy service records (1)

Albert Edward Browning was born in Morice Town, Devonport, Plymouth 15th February 1865 a Fitter he entered the Royal Navy aboard HMS Indus 5th April 1884 as acting Engine Room Artificer (ERA) 4th Class, he subsequently joined HMS Himalaya 20th May 1884, HMS Indus 13th November 1884, HMS Defiance 15th December 1884, where he was confirmed in the rate of ERA 4th Class 5th April 1885. Joining HMS Indus 9th March 1886, Vernon 10th April 1886, HMS Indus 20th July 1886 he was advanced to ERA 3rd Class 5th April 1887, HMS Curacoa 15th March 1888 and advanced to ERA 2nd Class 5th April 1891.

Joining Vivid II 30th July 1891, HMS Defiance 1st February 1892, Keyham Torpedo Ordnance Store 17th September 1893, advanced to Chief ERA 2nd Class 13th November 1894, Vivid II 21st November 1894, HMS Hibernia 30th November 1894, HMS Surprise 8th March 1897, HMS Hibernia 16th March 1897, Vivid II 3rd February 1898, HMS Collingwood 7th May 1898, HMS Camperdown 1st October 1900 and advanced to Chief ERA 1st Class 18th November 1900, Vivid 10th December 1900, Defiance 12th March 1901, HMS Philomel 14th August 1901, Vivid 23rd March 1902 and finally HMS Resolution 6th August 1902 from which ship he was discharged dead on 23rd December 1902 having succumbed to pneumonia. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal awarded 7th September 1894.

Appears on the QSA Medal roll (extended period) for HMS Philomel as awarded a no clasp Medal.

Dark toned

NEF £175 SOLD

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

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria

W H Scott Leadg Stoker HMS Boxer

Impressed naming type with copy service records (2)

William Henry Scott was born in St Germans, Cornwall in January 1845, he entered the Royal Navy aboard HMS Indus 25th March 1863 as Warrant Officer’s Servant. Rated Cook’s Mate aboard HMS Indus 17th April 1863 and Stoker 2nd Class 12th September 1863 aboard the same ship. He subsequently joined HMS Blenheim 19th September as Stoker 2nd Class, rated Stoker 3rd August 1865, HMS Revenge 1st September 1865, HMS Indus 13th February 1867, HMS Daphne 19th June 1867, HMS Black Prince 25th May 1870, HMS Indus 5th September 1872, HMS Doris 16th October 1872, he was advanced to Leading Stoker 12th June 1874, HMS Indus 11th September 1874, HMS Aurora 3rd February 1870, HMS Indus 26th October 1876, HMS Boxer 11th January 1877 and awarded the LSGC Medal aboard this ship in April 1877. Joining HMS Indus 2nd March 1880 and finally HMS Defence 15th June 1880 he was discharged shore to pension 22nd March 1883. This his only Medal entitlement.

A couple of minor edge knocks otherwise

GVF £185 SOLD


Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria Leading Stoker, HMS Heroine, formerly Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery from Manor Bere, Pembroke.

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria

Jos Johns LDG STO HMS Heroine

With copy Royal Navy record TNA ADM 188/132 and RMA Attestation and Discharge Register entry from the ADM158 series.

Joseph Johns was born in Manor Bere, Pembroke 28th June 1845, a Labourer he attested for the Royal Marine Artillery in London 28th June 1867 joining No 3 Company RMA, the 1871 census records he is serving aboard HMS Iron Duke at Devonport, he was discharged termination of engagement 3rd July 1879. Entering the Royal Navy 16th September 1879 as Stoker 2nd Class aboard HMS Asia, he subsequently joined HMS Jumna 24th September 1879 where he was rated Stoker 1st December 1879, HMS Asia 22nd June 1880, HMS Monarch 12th January 1882, taking part in the bombardment of Alexandria 11th July 1882 aboard this ship.

Awarded the Egypt Medal 1882 clasp Alexandria 11th July (and Khedives Star 1882) Medal roll TNA ADM171/41 page 203 refers.

HMS Asia 11th October 1884, Duke of Wellington 4th December 1884, HMS Asia 22nd April 1886 where he was advanced to Leading Stoker 1st May 1886, HMS Heroine 11th May 1886, HMS Victor Emanuel 12th February 1887, HMS Heroine 28th February 1887, awarded the LSGC Medal aboard this ship 10th August 1888, HMS Indus 18th July 1889 and HMS Asia 31st August 1889 from where he was discharged shore to pension 17th September 1889.

GVF & better £185 SOLD


Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria Narrow Suspender impressed naming with Years on edge, Tailor, HMS Narcissus also awarded the Baltic Medal 1853-54 for services aboard HMS Nile.

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria Narrow Suspender

S Barrett Tailor HMS Narcissus 21 YRS

With copy ship’s muster entry for HMS Volage giving some service details TNA ADM38/9293 and ADM188/49 service record, rare impressed naming example.

Provenance Dix Noonan Webb Lot 361 25th June 2008.

Samuel Barrett was born in St Marys, Devonport, Plymouth 8th February 1826, a Tailor he entered the Royal Navy as a Tailor aboard HMS Nile 8th February 1854. Rated Ordinary Seaman aboard this ship 6th March 1858 and Able Seaman 1st June 1859. In May 1854, commanded by Captain George R Mundy, Nile joined the Baltic Squadron in the Gulf of Finland, following the start of the Crimea War. On 18 September 1855, Nile’s boats boarded and burnt some Russian vessels, reportedly near Hammeliski (possibly Humaliski on the island of Björkö, now called Primorsk, Leningrad Oblast). At the end of that month, the fleet began to return to the United Kingdom and on 23 April 1856, participating ships, including the Nile, attended a Review of the Fleet at Spithead by Queen Victoria In June 1856, the Nile sailed for Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Flagship of Rear Admiral Arthur Fanshawe. She visited Bermuda and the Caribbean before returning to Plymouth in March 1857.

Awarded the Baltic Medal 1853-54 for services aboard HMS Nile Medal roll TNA ADM171/19 page 80 refers.

Joining HMS Sans Pareil as Able Seaman 1st January 1860, HMS Impregnable as Tailor 6th January 1862, HMS Canopus as Tailor 5th February 1867, HMS Lion as Tailor 1st October 1868, HMS Duke of Wellington as Tailor 11th March 1870. Discharged shore when  HMS Duke of Wellington paid off 10th October 1872, he joined HMS Narcissus as Tailor 25th October 1872 from HMS Volage, and finally HMS Royal Adelaide 23rd May 1877 from where he was discharged shore to pension.

Captain K J Douglas-Morris RN in The Naval Long Service Medals page 168 (undated) records 24 known examples of this type of Medal, Barrett’s is not one of them, all examples in the book were awarded between March 1877 and October 1878.

A rare Trade to see on a Royal Navy LSGC Medal.

NEF £695 SOLD


Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Fleet Reserve GV, Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Fleet Reserve GV

CH.10306 (B.1085) H G Larway Pte RFR

With copy service record.

Harry George Larway was born in Plumstead, London 6th May 1880 a Shop Assistant he attested for the Royal Marines in London 15th June 1898 joining the Recruit Depot at Walmer the same day. Posted to Chatham Division RMLI 2nd February 1899, he subsequently joined HMS Caledonia 1st October 1899, Chatham Division 20th November 1902,  HMS Russell 19th February 1903, HMS Queen 7th April 1904, HMS Illustrious 2nd August 1905, discharged termination of engagement 22nd August 1905. Enrolling for Chatham Royal Fleet Reserve 22nd August 1905, he was mobilized 2nd August 1914 re-joining Chatham Division and the Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Otranto 5th August 1914 in which he was present in the action off the Chilean Coast (Coronels) 1st November 1914. Joining Chatham Division 2nd November 1917, HMS Eagle 11th December 1917 and finally Chatham Division 2nd February 1919. Demobilized 6th March 1919 he re-joined the Royal Fleet Reserve and awarded the LSGC Medal in May 1925.

GVF £65 Available


1939/45 Defence Medal, Police Exemplary Service Medal E2, Police Sergeant with St John’s Ambulance Brigade Badge.

1939/45 Defence Medal

Unnamed as issued

Police Exemplary Service Medal E2

Sergt Alan J Grant

St John’s Ambulance Brigade Badge

427539 Alan J Grant

GVF & better £45 SOLD


Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GV 3rd type, Officers Cook 1st Class, born Valetta, Malta in 1894.

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GV 3rd type

LX.21229 G Rapinet OC1 HMS Delhi

With copy service records (2)

Guiseppe Rapinet was born in Malta 14th June 1894 a Cook he entered the Royal Navy at Europa II for services aboard Monitor 17 as Officer’s Steward 3rd Class 10th April 1918, being rated Officer’s Cook 2nd Class aboard this ship 1st October 1918. Joining Egmont 12th September 1919, HMS Senator 4th October 1919, HMS Ajax as Officer’s Cook 3rd Class 30th September 1920, HMS Emperor of India 15th October 1921, HMS Marlborough, where he was rated Officer’s Cook 2nd Class 2nd May 1924 and Officer’s Cook 1st Class 15th February 1925, HMS Royal Oak 7th March 1926, HMS Frobisher 18th June 1926, Egmont 7th August 1930 from where he was discharged shore at his own request. Re-entering 29th August 1930, awarded the LSGC Medal aboard HMS Delhi 22nd January 1934, he was invalided from the Royal Navy unfit for further service 9th November 1940.

GVF £110 Available


Efficiency Medal “Territorial” GVI 1st type Private, Royal Military Police

Efficiency Medal “Territorial” GVI 1st type

770223 Pte C Onslow RMP

Charles Onslow was born in Kidderminster, Worcestershire 30th July 1906, a Postman he attested for the Royal Artillery Territorial Army at Saltley 18th May 1926 and was discharged 19th November 1932. Re-enlisting for the Corps of Military Police Territorial Army 8th June 1939, he died in Birmingham in 1972.

EF £70 Available


Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GV 1st type, Leading Seaman, Royal Navy a former Fireman born in Malta in 1874.

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

195691 Lawrence Salerno Ldg Sean HMS Egmont

With copy service record.

Lawrence Salerno was born in Vittoriosa, Malta 3rd April 1874, a Fireman he entered the Royal Navy as Ordinary Seaman aboard HMS Hibernia 16th August 1897, rated Able Seaman aboard this ship 11th December 1899, he subsequently joined Egmont 1st January 1904, HMS Orion 1st July 1904 and advanced to Leading Seaman aboard this ship 20th December 1904, HMS Orontes 21st December 1909, HMS Exmouth 24th July 1912 and advanced to Petty Officer 1st Class 1st April 1919 aboard this ship. Joining HMS Iron Duke 1st April 1919, Egmont 14th August 1919, HMS Iron Duke 1st October 1919, Egmont 1st January 1920 he was discharged shore to pension 15th January 1920. LSGC Medal awarded 28th August 1912.

EF £110 Available


Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GV 2nd type, Stoker 1st Class HMS Queen Elizabeth

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GV 2nd type

K.6680 F D Hayward Sto 1 HMS Queen Elizabeth

With details extracted from his on line service record.

Francis David Hayward was born in Dungannon, Tyrone, Ireland 3rd April 1892 an Engine Cleaner, he entered the Royal Navy as Stoker 2nd Class at Vivid 5th May 1910. Rated Stoker 1st Class aboard HMS Queen 12th May 1911, he joined HMS Argyll 17th March 1914 and was aboard this ship when she ran aground and was wrecked on Bell Rock, Dundee 28th October 1915, the crew were all rescued. Joining Vivid II 21st December 1915, HMS Cricket 19th June 1916, Vivid II 24th May 1917, HMS Concord 17th November 1917, Vivid II 16th June 1918, HMS Tiger 7th September 1918, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal awarded 9th May 1925 whilst aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth.

A couple of edge bruises, contact wear and polishing therefore

Good Fine £55 Available


King Edward VII  Coronation Medal 1902 London Metropolitan Police, Police Constable “R” Division (Greenwich)

King Edward VII Coronation Medal 1902 London Metropolitan Police

PC A Whiddett R Div

With details extracted from on line records.

Alfred Whiddett was born in Winterbourne 10th September 1859 and joined the London Metropolitan Police “V” Division (Wandsworth) 12th January 1885. Transferring to “R” Division (Greenwich) 18th July 1906 and finally “L” Division (Lambeth) 16th January 1910 from where he resigned after serving 25 years 5 days. Next of kin recorded as his wife Anabella, 52 Mayfield Street, Albany Road, London SE. He died in Blean, Kent in 1940 The Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald dated 17th February 1940 page 4 records –

“A well known figure in Tankerton has passed away in the person of Mr Alfred Whiddett of 9 Clare Road. He died on Wednesday aged 83. He was formerly in the Metropolitan Police and had been living on pension for 28 (sic) years”.

NEF £45 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


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


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 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 £95 Available