Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Fleet Reserve GVI 1st type Able Seaman, Royal Fleet Reserve survived the sinking of HMS Brazen 20th July 1940.
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Fleet Reserve GVI 1st type
J.95630 (DEV.B.15533) D J J Williams AB RFR
With copy service record.
David John James Williams born 11th March 1904 in Bristol an Office Boy he entered the Royal Navy as Boy 2nd Class aboard HMS Impregnable 22nd July 1919. Rated Ordinary Seaman aboard 11th March 1922 and Able Seaman 27th October 1922 aboard HMS Hood. Discharged time expired 10th March 1934 and joined Devonport Royal Fleet Reserve. Mobilised 25th August 1939 he joined HMS Brazen the same day. On 15th April 1940 Brazen along with HMS Fearless sank the U-49 on 15th April 1940 near Harstad, Norway by depth charges. He survived the sinking of HMS Brazen 20th July 1940 in the English Channel off Folkestone, Kent. Attacked by JU-87 Stuka Dive Bombers a series of near misses broke her keel and in addition took a direct hit over the engine room, one crew member was killed. Joining Drake I 21st July 1940, he joined HMS Duke of York 3rd September 1941 and served aboard this ship until the end of hostilities. Advanced to acting Leading Seaman 2nd September 1941 he was discharged 22nd October 1945.
GVF £125 SOLD
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy E2 1st type, Engine Room Artificer 1st Class, Royal Navy, HMS Newfoundland, Mentioned in Despatches for services when HMS Indomitable was torpedoed in the Mediterranean in July 1943.
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy E2 1st type
MX.61991 C G Adams ERA1 HMS Newfoundland
With LSGC Medal roll entry, London Gazette entry and headers for MID, recommendation for MID.
Charles George Adams was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 10th August 1954.
Mentioned in Despatches London Gazette 14th December 1943 page 5433 “For outstanding services” as Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
Recommendation TNA ADM1/14517 states –
On the occasion of HMS Indomitable being hit by a torpedo from an Italian S-79 Aircraft 16th July 1943 during Operation Husky.
“After the centre boiler room had to be abandoned due to steam and heat, this rating did not hesitate to enter it and assist in the lighting up of the boilers”.
From : The Bath Weekly Chronicle and Herald 1st July 1944
Former Stothert and Pitt Apprentice
“When CPO Charles George Adam, Waldron Square Trowbridge arrived home on leave a day or two ago, after a long spell abroad serving on an Aircraft Carrier he found an interesting “double event” awaiting him. He saw for the first time his 10 month old child, and learnt he had been Mentioned in Despatches for distinguished services. The second son of Mr & Mrs Adams of 12 Norfolk Buildings, Bath, he was educated at St Paul’s School, and was afterwards apprenticed to Messers Stothert and Pitt for who’s sports club he played football. Afterwards he went to work for Nestle at Staverton. He joined the Royal Navy in 1939. He has a brother serving in the RAF and another in an Engineering firm. He also has five sisters”.
Discharged from the Royal Navy to pension in 1961, he died in Bath in 1974
GVF £225 SOLD
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GVI 1st type, Able Seaman, HMS Drake served aboard HMS Norfolk for the Bismarck action.
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GVI 1st type
J.96099 G C Rayment AB HMS Drake
With copy service records.
George Charles Thomas Rayment was born 24th February 1904 in Chelsea, London a Scholar he entered the Royal navy as Boy 2nd Class aboard HMS Powerful 10th September 1919, rated Ordinary Seaman at Victory I 24th February 1922, Able Seaman at Vivid I 17th November 1922. Joining HMS Newcastle 10th March 1937, Drake I 20th February 1941, HMS Norfolk 14th June 1940 he served aboard this ship during the Bismarck action 26th – 27th May 1941, he was still serving aboard Norfolk 17th September 1943. Released Class “A” 3rd November 1945. Awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 10th November 1944.
EF £135 SOLD
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GVI 1st type, Stoker Petty Officer HMS Decoy, survived the sinking of HMS Cromarty in 1943.
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GVI 1st type
KX.75644 L Harris SPO HMS Decoy
With copy service records.
Lionel Harris was born 9th January 1906 in Gloucester a sawyer’s assistant, he entered the Royal Navy at Vivid II as Stoker 2nd Class 28th January 1926, rated Stoker 1st Class aboard HMS Malaya 12th January 1927, advanced to Leading Stoker 11th February 1934 at Drake. Advanced to Stoker Petty Officer 13th January 1937 aboard HMS Rodney, joining HMS Decoy 21st February 1939 serving aboard this ship in the Mediterranean including the battle of Crete. Joining HMS Cromarty 17th July 1941, he survived the sinking of HMS Cromarty (Bangor Class Minesweeper) when she struck a mine on 23rd October 1943 in the straits of Bonificio (Sardinia), 15 crew were lost.
Awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 23rd December 1940. Discharged to pension 15th April 1948.
Edge bruises at 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock clear of the naming therefore
VF £125 Available
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria, Ship’s Cook 1st Class, HMS Duke of Wellington
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria
Wm O Rogers Ship’s Cook (1st Class) HMS Duke of Wellington
With copy service records (2)
William Osmond Rogers was born in Newport, Isle of Wight 28th March 1845 and entered the Royal Navy aboard HMS Malabar 16th March 1867 a a Baker for Troops. Discharged shore from Malabar 23rd May 1870, he re-joined at HMS Duke of Wellington as Baker 24th June 1870. Rated Ship’s Cook 3rd Class 8th April 1873 and advanced to Ship’s Cook 1st Class 11th August 1873, he remained serving at Duke of Wellington. Awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 29th August 1878, he was invalided shore from the Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar 4th July 1879 and died in Alverstoke, Gosport the same year aged 34 years.
First time on the market.
NEF £185 SOLD
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Fleet Reserve GVI 1st type, Lance Corporal, Royal Marines (Royal Fleet Reserve)
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Fleet Reserve GVI 2nd type
PLY.X.129 (PLY.D.3) A J Hard L Cpl RFR
With copy Newspaper survivors list.
Albert John Hard, born 25th February 1908 in Colebrook, Plympton, Plymouth, a survivor of the sinking of HMS Courageous on 17th September 1939, as notified in the Western Morning News dated 20th September 1939 page 8. Awarded the LSGC Medal RFR in April 1942, he died in 1959 in Plymouth.
On 31 August 1939 HMS Courageous went to her war station at Portland and embarked the two squadrons of Swordfish. Courageous departed Plymouth on the evening of 3rd September 1939 for an anti-submarine patrol in the Western Approaches, escorted by four Destroyers. On the evening of 17th September 1939, she was on one such patrol off the coast of Ireland. Two of her four escorting Destroyers had been sent to help a merchant ship under attack and all her aircraft had returned from patrols. During this time, Courageous was stalked for over two hours by U-29, commanded by Captain-Lieutenant Otto Schuhart. The carrier then turned into the wind to launch her aircraft. This put the ship right across the bow of the submarine, which fired three torpedoes. Two of the torpedoes struck the ship on her port side before any aircraft took off, knocking out all electrical power, and she capsized and sank in 20 minutes with the loss of 519 of her crew, including her captain. The survivors were rescued by the Dutch ocean liner Veendam and the British freighter Collingworth. The two escorting Destroyers counterattacked U-29 for four hours, but the submarine escaped.
GVF £125 SOLD
Meritorious Service Medal Royal Navy GV , Leading Seaman, Spezia, 17th September 1918
Meritorious Service Medal Royal Navy GV
221516 T W Hall LG SEA Sezia 17 Sept 1918
With copy service record.
Thomas William Hall was born in Thirsk, Yorkshire 2nd October 1886, an Errand Boy he entered the Royal Navy at Clledonia as Boy 2nd Class 21st August 1902. Rated Ordinary Seaman aboard HMS Dido 26th May 1904 and Able Seaman aboard HMS Scylla 1st April 1905, he was advanced to Leading Seaman aboard HMS Caesar 9th September 1910. Discharged shore by purchase from HMS Halycon 13th June 1913, he joined Chatham Royal Fleet Reserve. Re-called on the outbreak of War, he joined HMS Euryalus as Leading Seaman 2nd August 1914, Pembroke I 10th August 1917 and President III 20th December 1917 for services as the Italian Naval Base at Sezia and Defensively Armed Merchant Ships. Demobilised 23rd April 1919.
MSM London Gazette 15th February 1919 page 2361
The significance of the date on the MSM has not been ascertained.
Good Fine £375 SOLD
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Regular Army GVI 1st type, Warrant Officer Class 2, Royal Tank Regiment
7872888 WO CL II H R Bowell RTR
Harold Robert Bowell was born in Forest Gate, Essex 20th November 1906. Attesting for the Royal Tank Regiment 16th August 1922, he gave his age as 19 years 269 days (actually 16 years 96 days). A short hand typist, his next of kin is recorded as his father Walter Bowell, Beulah House, Station Road, East Grinstead, Sussex. Commissioned from Warrant Officer Class 2 to Lieutenant (163128) 20th December 1940 (London Gazette 24th January 1941 page 468) he was discharged probably medically unfit 29th September 1943 with the acting rank of Captain. He married in Devizes, Wiltshire in 1941 and died in Hampshire in 1998 aged 91 years.
With an empty 2WW Medal Card box of issue addressed “Capt H R Bowell, 2 Cornwall Road, Dorchester, Dorset” ink smudged on address.
Very neat official correction of service number and official correction to “B” of Bowell
EF £125 Available
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal EVII Volunteer Force, Private, 3rd Volunteer Battalion, East Surrey Regt
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal EVII Volunteer Force
1689 Pte W J Hill 3/VB E Surrey Regt
The 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion was based at Kingston on Thames, Surrey.
Mounted as originally worn
GVF & better £110 Available
Meritorious Service Medal Victoria Honourable East India Company, Sergeant Major, 4th Native Infantry.
Meritorious Service Medal Victoria Honourable East India Company
Sergt Major J Torpay late 4th NI 10th July 1862
With copy documents as below.
General Orders Commander in Chief Allahabad 9th February 1859
“The following men are admitted to the reward for Long Service and Good Conduct sanctioned by the Military Regulations –
Sergeant Major James Torpay, 4th Native Infantry, a silver medal immediately and a gratuity of £15 on discharge in addition to ordinary pension”.
General Orders Military Department Fort William 10th July 1862
“His Excellency the Governor General in Council is pleased to confer on the mentioned Non Commissioned Officers of the Bengal Army the Annuity specified, together with a silver medal to each, as a reward for distinguished and meritorious service since enlistment –
Sergeant Major J Torpay Late 4th Native Infantry £10 Annuity”.
From Form if Identification of an Indian Pensioner LMIL/14/214 pensioner questioned in 1897 (age 83 years)
James Tarpey born in Waterford City, Ireland in 1814 a Carpenter he enlisted into the Honourable East India Company’s Army at Dublin 30th May 1839. Served in the Siribund Hasara, 2nd Frontier Brigade, 12th Kelati Gilzie Regiment, 4th Native Infantry, and 12th Native Infantry. Served in the Punjab campaign 1848 (Medal no clasp) as Quarter Master Sergeant 2nd Regiment Sikh Local Infantry. Discharged at Delhi 26th March 1862, time expired and “I was ill”. Address in 1897 recorded as 38 Harold’s Cross, Dublin, Ireland.
GVF £650 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 £65 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 £85 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 £75 Available