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.

Toned

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.

Toned

EF £125 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.

Toned

EF £125 Available


Efficiency Medal ‘Territorial’ GVI 2nd type, Craftsman, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers late Sherwood Foresters, wounded in North Africa in March 1943 and wounded in Italy in January 1944 with the 5th Battalion.

Efficiency Medal ‘Territorial’ GVI 2nd type

4975774 Cfn R Hoon REME

With copy War Office casualty reports & newspaper article.

Private Ralph Hoon was wounded in North Africa 13th March 1943 whilst serving with the 5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. The Derby Evening Telegraph dated 13th April 1943 page 4 reports – ‘Private Ralph Hoon, Sherwood Foresters, only son of Mr & Mrs R Hoon of 39 Sackville Street, Normanton is reported wounded and in hospital in North Africa. He is 20 years old and worked for Messers Rolls Royce before joining the Army’. The 5th Battalion took part in the Salerno landings in Italy in September 1943, Hoon was wounded a second time in Italy 7th January 1944 during the attack and capture of Monte Porchia and Monte La Chiaia.

GVF & better £110 Available


Long Service & Good Conduct Medal EVII Army, Smith Staff Sergeant, Royal Garrison Artillery.

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal EVII Army

64592 Sth S SJT ST Hilton RGA

With copy service papers

Stephen Thomas Hilton was born in Lavington, Sussex, a 19 year 2 month old Labourer he attested for the Royal Artillery at Fort Rowner, Gosport 15th November 1887 and joined the Southern Division No 42 Company RGA. Appointed acting Bombardier 24th June 1897, promoted Bombardier 10th June 1898 he was posted to the Belfast Detachment 1st April 1900 and re-joined Southern Division as Corporal 10th August 1901. Promoted Smith Staff Sergeant (from Corporal) 19th June 1902, promoted Quartermaster Sergeant Smith 1st April 1906 he joined the District Staff Southern Coastal Defences 27th July 1908. LSGC Medal awarded in 1906 with £5 Gratuity, discharged at Portsmouth 14th November 1908 his unit at the time being Royal Artillery Outer Defences, Portsmouth. Intended place of residence recorded as 61 Prince Albert Road, Eastney Portsmouth. Hilton died at his home in Eastney on 9th July 1953 aged 84 years, his occupation is recorded as 1) Pensioned Staff Quartermaster Sergeant Royal Garrison Artillery and 2) Pensioned Stationary Engine Driver Portsmouth Corporation.

The LSGC Medal his only Medal entitlement, unusual rank.

 NEF £95 SOLD


Meritorious Service Medal GV Immediate, Sergeant Supply & Transport Corps for services in India.

Meritorious Service Medal GV Immediate

A SJT J W Hamilton S & T Corps

With copy MSM award card and London Gazette entry & header.

MSM London Gazette 20th October 1920 page 10168 ‘In recognition of valuable services rendered in India in connection with the War to be dated 3rd June 1919’.

 NEF £145 Available


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 £80 Available


Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria Wide Suspender, Quartermaster, HMS Cameleon, 21 years from Northam, Devon.

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria Wide Suspender

Jn Oatway Qr Mr HMS Cameleon 21 yrs

With copy service record.

John Oatway was born in Northam, Devon 20th May 1830, although he was not entirely certain of the exact date on entry. Joining HMS Boscawen 25th February 1854, he was rated Ordinary Seaman indicating prior sea service in the Merchant Navy (no record of previous Royal Navy service). Rated Able Seaman 1st July 1856, he joined HMS Himalaya 26th November 1857 and was advanced to Captain of the Mizzen Top (Petty Officer) 30th August 1858, he subsequently joined HMS Rinaldo 31st March 1861 as 2nd Captain of the Mizzen Top, being rated Quarter Master 19th February 1862, HMS Indus 11th February 1865 as Quarter Master, HMS Heron 24th April 1866 as Quarter Master, HMS Cambridge 3rd February 1879 as Quarter Master and HMS Cameleon 28th March 1871 as Quarter Master. His service record records –

‘Noted for zeal and good conduct on several occasions, a very good steady Petty Officer, his example has a good effect upon the men’.

Discharged to pension 24th May 1875, he was awarded the Canada General Service Medal clasp Fenian Raid 1866 in October 1902 for his services aboard HMS Heron.

Neat hole plug on edge of medal at 6 o’clock on ‘H’ of HMS, dark toned.

GVF £425 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 Reserved

 


Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria wide suspender Chief Gunner’s Mate, HMS Cambridge, one of the last wide suspender types awarded in 1875 without years on edge.

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria wide suspender

Ts Hambly Chf Gnrs Mte HMS Cambridge

With copy service record.

Thomas Hambly was born 20th October 1843 in Torpoint, Cornwall and entered the Royal Navy 18th September 1857 aboard HMS Impregnable as Boy 2nd Class. He subsequently joined HMS Doris 11th March 1859 where he was rated Ordinary Seaman 27th December 1862, HMS Blenheim 28th December 1862 where he was rated Able Seaman 12th March 1863, HMS Cambridge 30th June 1863, HMS Achilles 21st September 1864 where he was advanced to Leading Seaman 19th October 1864 and 2nd Captain of the Foretop 1st April 1866. Joining HMS Cambridge 31st October 1868, rated Gunner’s Mate 18th January 1870 and advanced to Chief Gunner’s Mate 24th August 1872. Recommended for the LSGC Medal 31st March 1875, this was awarded in July 1875. To Greenwich Hospital Out Pension 16th September 1879, the 1881 census records he is still a Chief Gunner’s Mate at HMS Cambridge almost certainly employed there as a ‘Pensioner’.

One of the last awards of the wide suspender LSGC which ceased in 1875.

NEF £495 SOLD


Royal Naval Dockyard Police Hong Kong Long Service Medal E2

Royal Naval Dockyard Police Long Service Medal E2

Unnamed

EF £350 Available


1939/45 Defence Medal, Coast Guard Auxiliary Service Long Service Medal E2

1939/45 Defence Medal

Unnamed as issued

Coast Guard Auxiliary Service Long Service Medal E2

S J Crockford

In Royal Mint presentation case, hinges and catch all fine.

EF £145 SOLD


Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria Wide Suspender, Caulker, HMS Phoebe

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria Wide Suspender

T Richards Caulkr HMS Phoebe 20 yrs

HMS Phoebe was a Screw Frigate in service from 1860 to 1875, the Medal un researched, unusual rating of Caulker.

GVF £595 SOLD


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Naval Engineer’s Good Conduct Medal an 1875 re-strike unnamed.

Naval Engineer’s Good Conduct Medal

Unnamed

An 1875 re-strike with a diagonal grained rim. Originally instituted in 1842 and abolished five years after it was instituted. Only seven named examples were awarded. Re-strikes were produced in silver in 1875 and later, the later examples having a plain flat rim.

Scarce

EF £275 SOLD


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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 £65 Available


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Long Service & Good Conduct Medal GVI Royal Fleet Reserve 1st type

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal GVI Royal Fleet Reserve 1st type

J.110103 (CH.B.22605) W E Brown AB RFR

With copy service record to 1929.

William Ernest Brown was born 29th June 1908 in Birkenhead, Cheshire a scholar he entered the Royal Navy aboard HMS Impregnable as a Boy 2nd Class 11th April 1924, rated Ordinary Seaman 29th June 1926 aboard HMS Eagle and Able Seaman at Pembroke I 29th December 1927. Awarded the RFR LSGC 29th December 1941 whilst serving aboard the Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Pretoria Castle and Escort Aircraft Carrier, she had previously been the ocean liner Pretoria Castle of the Union Castle Line built by Harland & Wolff of Belfast and launched in 1938. Requisitioned by the Royal Navy in October 1939, and converted to an Armed Merchant Cruiser with 6-inch (150 mm) and 3-inch (76 mm) guns, entering service in November 1939. In this role she served mainly in the South Atlantic. On 20th May 1944 Brown transferred branch and was rated Petty Officer Mechanician with a change in number to C/MX.693523 indicating he must have undertaken some Marine Engineering training whilst a civilian prior to being mobilized.

GVF £50 SOLD


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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 Available


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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 £125 Available


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Long Service & Good Conduct Medal GVI Regular Army 1st type to Sergeant (later Regimental Sergeant Major) served with the London Anti Aircraft defences during the Battle of Britain and London Blitz. Enlisting in 1924 aged 14 years 10 months he was discharged in May 1949.

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal GVI Regular Army 1st Type

1057295 SJT G R Jenkins RA

With copy Royal Artillery attestation page and awards details.

George Robert Jenkins was born in Hallbroke, Chesterfield, Derbyshire a 14 year 10 month old school boy he attested for the Royal Artillery at Middlesbrough 12th May 1924. He joined 10th London Anti Aircraft Regiment 16th July 1940 shortly after the commencement of the Battle of Britain and served with the Anti Aircraft defences throughout the London Blitz. On 1st April 1947 as Regimental Sergeant Major ,he was awarded a Good Service Certificate. Discharged to the Army Reserve 6th May 1949 and discharged from the Reserve 14th March 1952.

Dark toned with age.

EF £70 Available


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Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Victoria Army, Private, Northumberland Fusiliers who served almost 27 years all as a Private soldier including 15 years in India.

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Victoria Army

1816 Pte F Close North’d Fus

Engraved naming type, with copy service record.

Francis Close was born in Barrow in Furness, Lancashire an 18 year 10 month old Stoker he attested for the 5th Regiment of Foot at Westminster Police Court 1st June 1868 and joined the 2nd Battalion which became in 1881 the 2nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. A good soldier he was permitted to stay in the Army beyond 21 years. Awarded the Long Service & Good Conduct Medal in General Order 134 of 1886, this is his only Medal entitlement. Serving in India from 1st January 1881 to 15th March 1895, he was discharged 9th April 1895 having completed 26 years 313 days service all as a Private soldier. The 1911 census records he is a single man aged 62 years an Army Pensioner residing with his Nephew and family at 47 Golgotha Road, Lancaster, he died in Lancaster in 1926 aged 77 years.

GVF £135 Available

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