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 £65 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 Royal Navy Victoria, Boatman, HM Coast Guard awarded the Board of Trade Sea Gallantry Medal in Bronze in 1895.

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria

Saml Tansley Boatn HM Coast Guard

With copy service record and other research listed here.

Samuel Tansley was born in Ballybunion, Kerry, Ireland 8th June 1853, a Merchant Seaman he entered the Royal Navy 8th June 1871, his Continuous Service record records he joined HMS Wolverene as Ordinary Seaman 1st January 1873 and subsequently joined HMS Royal Adelaide 16th May 1874, HMS Himalaya 22nd October 1874 and rated Able Seaman aboard this ship 1st August 1875, HMS Revenge 12th July 1876, HMS Resistance 23rd September 1879, he transferred to HM Coast Guard as Boatman joining the Rhyl station 27th September 1879. Joining HM Coast Guard Stations at Mawgan Porth (Newquay) as Commissioned Boatman 24th January 1885, Trevose Point (Padstow) 4th February 1885, Holyhead as Chief Boatman 18th April 1894, Goodwick 19th May 1894. It was whilst stationed at Goodwick that he was awarded the Board of Trade Sea Gallantry Medal for his part in the rescue of the crews of the Schooners Ceres of Carnarvon and Pansilippo of Ramsey in a storm on 12th January 1895.

Joining HM Coast Guard Stations at Padstow 3rd October 1900, Tolpedin 5th June 1915, Penwith 1st October 1916 from where he was discharged to pension 21st February 1919, Also entitled to the British war Medal TNA ADM171/116 page 332. Admitted to the Dreadnought Seaman’s Hospital on 17th July 1930 suffering from Bronchial Ashma, he was at this time residing at 216 Elizabeth Street, Woolwich, London. Discharged after 71 days treatment, his condition having improved. Samuel Tansley died in the North Middlesex County Hospital on 26th September 1933 and was buried in Greenwich on 2nd October 1933.

NEF £250 Reserved

Imperial Service Medal GV Robed Bust type, Skilled Labourer (Engine Fitter) HM Dockyard, Portsmouth.

Imperial Service Medal GV Robed Bust type

Mark Edney

In velvet lined fitted presentation case mounted for wear.

Mark Edney was born in Portsmouth 25th December 1874, the 1911 census records he is a self employed plumber and gas fitter residing at 41 Hercules Street, Elm Road, Portsmouth. Awarded the ISM London Gazette 15th January 1935 “Mark Edney, Skilled Labourer (Engine Fitter) HM Dockyard, Portsmouth. Recorded on the 1939 Register as residing in Havant, Hampshire and a retired Dockyard Fitter, he died in Gosport, Hampshire in 1949 aged 75 years.

First time on the market.

EF £35 Available

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy E2, Petty Officer Medical Assistant, Royal Navy

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy E2

POMA D R Butt D147171N RN

In named card box of issue, impressed naming and mounted as worn.

David Robert Butt was born in Portsmouth in 1956 and married in Portsmouth in 1976, awarded the LSGC Medal in 1989. The Navy News February 1993 page 33 records his promotion to Chief Petty Officer Medical Assistant in January 1993 whilst serving aboard HMS Newcastle. Discharged to pension in 1997.

LSGC Medals fairly scarce on the market to the RN Medical Branch.

First time on the market, dark toned.

NEF £125 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 £110 Available

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria narrow suspender engraved naming with Years on edge, Quarter Master HMS Dido.

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria narrow suspender with Years engraved on edge

Edw Butler Qr Mr HMS Dido 20 Yrs

With copy service records.

Original ribbon.

Edward (sometimes Edwin) Butler gave his date of birth as 11th November 1839 and place of birth as Brighton on entering the Royal Navy. He was actually born Edward Butler in Steyning, Sussex in 1841. First recorded as serving as a Boy 2nd Class aboard HMS Melampus 20th October 1857.  Rated Boy 1st Class aboard HMS Victory 14th November 1857, Ordinary Seaman aboard HMS Curacoa 20th June 1859 and Able Seaman aboard HMS Edgar 10th October 1863. He married Orpha Dale at St Mary’s Church, Portsea, Portsmouth 30th November 1864 recording his true name as Edward Butler.

Joining HMS Rodney 26th January 1867 he was advanced to Leading Seaman 1st August 1867 and rated Coxswain of the Punt 1st January 1870 aboard this ship. The 1871 census records Edward Butler is a 30 year old Seaman, Royal Navy, residing with his wife and five year old daughter Alice at 35 Highfields Street, Portsea, Portsmouth. Joining HMS Excellent 28th April 1870 and rated Captain of the Fore Top (Petty Officer) 8th May 1871, he finally joined HMS Dido 1st January 1873 as Petty Officer 1st Class and was discharged to pension from this ship 17th June 1876, total service recorded as 20 years 100 days, the first service record (ADM 139/354/35368) is in a very poor state and I am unable see his actual date of entry into the Royal Navy.

Edward Butler died in Lewes, Sussex in 1878, the 1881 census records his wife Orpha is a widow and Housekeeper to Mr Charles Quickendale a Millwright and his family at 164 Church Terrace, Henfield Sussex.

Captain Kenneth J Douglas-Morris, RN in The Naval Long Service Medals pages 166-167 records – “Extensive searches have so far failed to reveal any archival records relating to this rare practice of occasionally placing the years served on the edge of narrow suspension medals during their first three years of issue”. He goes on to record 38 known examples of this type on page 167, Butler is not one of them, a new discovery.

First time on the market.

NEF £595 SOLD


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


Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Naval Reserve E2, Able Seaman, Royal Naval Reserve

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Naval Reserve E2

X003066 J M Turk AB RNR

Mounted as originally worn the E2 issue scarce.

NEF £125 Available


The Star and Garter Home, Richmond on Thames Volunteer Badge (1916 to 1922)

The Star and Garter Home, Richmond on Thames Volunteer Badge the reverse engraved

“Charles Edward Jolley Mus Doc Oxon FRCO”

In fitted presentation case maker reverse J R Gaunt, London.

This Badge was worn by volunteers at the Star and Garter Home, Richmond on Thames. It was designed by the Artist Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale (1871 to 1945) one of the many supporters of the Home. The Badge was only in use between 1916 and 1922. The Badge features the Red Cross emblem which illustrates the close connection between the Home and the British Red Cross Society, which managed the Home until it became independent in 1922.

Dr Charles Edward Jolley was a Doctor of Music, born in 1860, he graduated B Music from New College Oxford in 1888, the son of a former Mayor of Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, organist at St George’s Church, Hanover Square, London for 50 years (1892 to 1942), the 1911 census records he is a Professor of Music residing at 55 Westover Road, Wandsworth with his wife Lilian and son, later he resided at 35 Canfield Gardens, London, NW6. He died in 1949 aged 89 years.

An unusual piece.

EF £125 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


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 £175 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 Available


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


Royal Naval Dockyard Police Hong Kong Long Service Medal E2

Royal Naval Dockyard Police Long Service Medal E2

Unnamed

EF £350 SOLD