Efficiency Medal GVI 1st type bar “Militia” with two extra Long Service clasps, Corporal, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Efficiency Medal GVI 1st type bar “Militia” with two extra Long Service clasps

2038470 Cpl N Walton REME

Claw possibly tightened at some time.

GVF £110 SOLD

Long Service Medals & Miscellaneous

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GVI, Supply Chief Petty Officer, HMS Moreta died in South Africa 24th October 1943.

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

MX.46782 A F Warne SY CPO HMS Moreta

With copy service record by email.

Arthur Frederick Warne born 21st February 1909 in Plymouth a Shop Assistant he entered the Royal Navy as Stores  Assistant at Vivid II 29th November 1927. Advanced to Leading Stores Assistant at Drake II 10th June 1934, Supply Petty Officer aboard HMS Witch (W Class Destroyer) 7th October 1937. Joining HMS Jackal 12th April 1939, serving aboard this ship during the Norway operations and the battles of Greece and Crete, Jackal was attacked and severely damaged by JU88 aircraft whilst en route from Alexandria to Benghazi 11th May 1942, she was scuttled the next day. Advanced to Supply Chief Petty Officer 21st July 1942, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal awarded 17th October 1942 when serving at Moreta (RN Base at Haifa, Palestine). Later serving at Kongani (RN Base Durban, South Africa) he died there on 24th October 1943 and now rest in the Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery, South Africa.

NEF £195 Available

Long Service Medals & Miscellaneous

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GVI, Stoker 1st Class, HMS Diomede

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

K.62844 T A Johns Sto 1 HMS Diomede

With copy service record by email.

Thomas Arthur Johns born 23rd August 1905 in Redruth, Cornwall a Labourer he entered the Royal Navy as Stoker 2nd Class at Vivid II 31st October 1923. Rated Stoker 1st Class aboard HMS Frobisher 31st October 1924. Awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal aboard HMS Diomede 31st October 1938. Joining HMS Tartar 9th March 1939, advanced to Acting Leading Stoker 15th September 1940, the next entry on his service record 15th September 1941 serving at Drake. Johns probably served aboard HMS Tartar during the Bismarck action, he is recorded as serving aboard this ship 1st April 1941. Discharged 7th January 1946 from Drake.

GVF £125 Available

Long Service Medals & Miscellaneous

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GV Third type, Petty Officer, HMS Defiance served aboard HMS Albury at Dunkirk and was specially mentioned in his Commanding Officer’s report on  the evacuation proceedings.

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GV Third type

J.95908 C Carr PO HMS Defiance

With copy service record by email and copy Commanding Officer’s report from The Royal Navy at Dunkirk by Martin Mace, Frontline Books, 2017.

Charles Carr was born 23rd May 1903 in Southport, Lancashire a Coal Carter he entered the Royal Navy as Boy 2nd Class 20th August 1919 aboard HMS Powerful. Rated Ordinary Seaman 23rd May 1921 aboard HMS Barham, Able Seaman 10th February 1922 aboard the same ship. Advanced to Leading Seaman 1st February 1926 at Vivid I, joining Dolphin 23rd November 1929, HM Submarine Orpheus 1st April 1930 to 30th September 1933,  advanced to acting Petty Officer aboard this boat 18th June 1933, HM Submarine Odin 1st January 1934 to 31st March 1934, HM Submarine L56 21st July 1934 to 30th January 1935. Joining Defiance 3rd May 1935, HMS Valentine 22nd July 1935, Defiance 21st May 1936, HMS Salamander 15th July 1936, Defiance 16th July 1938, advanced to Chief Petty Officer 27th February 1939, HMS Pangbourne 7th March 1939, HMS Albury 26th August 1939.

The Hunt Class Minesweeper HMS Albury made six trips to Dunkirk during the evacuation of the BEF and returned 1,536 soldiers during the period 28th May to 4th June 1940.

The Captain of HMS Albury (Lt Commander Colin Hentry Corbet-Singleton, Royal Navy awarded the DSO and France Croix De Guerre for Dunkirk) specially mentioned Chief Petty Officer Charles Carr in his report on the evacuation proceedings –

“Chief Petty Office C Carr, D/J.95908 as Coxswain of HM Ship Albury was most useful in attending the wounded and assisting in the First Aid Stations. In addition he was at the wheel for long periods and carried out his duties in a most efficient manner”.

No official recommendation was made. Released in Class “A” 9th November 1945 from HMS Fieldfare, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal awarded 15th September 1936he died Southport, Merseyside in March 1980.

GVF £195 SOLD

Long Service Medals & Miscellaneous

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Volunteer Force Victoria, unnamed as issued

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Volunteer Force Victoria

Unnamed

A fine example in choice toned condition

EF £50 SOLD

Long Service Medals & Miscellaneous


Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Indian Army Victoria, Naik, 1st Battalion 4th Gurkha Regiment

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Indian Army Victoria

2018 Naik Ranbir Newar 1st Bn 4th Gurkha Regt

GVF £175 Available

Long Service Medals & Miscellaneous


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 £110 Reserved

Long Service Medals & Miscellaneous


Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Regular Army E2, Corporal, 4th/7th Dragoon Guards

23875011 Cpl A D Gill 4/7 DG

Mounted as originally worn.

Service number indicates 1964 enlistment. Dark toned

NEF £110 Available

Long Service Medals & Miscellaneous


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 £95 Available

Long Service Medals & Miscellaneous


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.

Rare

GVF £650 Available

Long Service Medals & Miscellaneous


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

Long Service Medals & Miscellaneous


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 £70 Available

Long Service Medals & Miscellaneous