Meritorious Service Medal GV (Immediate) Sergeant (Acting Regimental Sergeant Major), Inland water Transport, Royal Engineers and Duke of Wellington’s Regiment.

Meritorious Service Medal GV (Immediate)

WR-303564 SJT- A RSM T Dawson RE

With copy service papers, London gazette entry and headers for MSM and MID’s (2).

Thomas Dawson was born in Leeds, Yorkshire an 18 year 9 moth old Striker, and serving member of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion West Riding Regiment he attested for the West Riding Regiment at Halifax, 1st February 1909 joining the 2nd Battalion. Appointed Lance Corporal 2nd June 1909, promoted Corporal 8th December 1909, appointed Lance Sergeant 10th October 1911, he transferred to the 1st Battalion 29th February 1912, promoted Sergeant 10th October 1914. Transferred to the Royal Engineers as Sergeant 15th January 1917 and joined the Inland Water Transport Force “D”. Promoted Colour Sergeant 1st September 1917, acting Company Sergeanr Major 1st November 1918 and acting Regimental Sergeant Major 14th October 1919. Transferring to 2nd battalion West Riding regiment 31st December 1919 and attached 2nd Depot Machine Gun Corps 8th May 1920, he was discharged on payment of £35 16th July 1920.

Serving in India 19th February 1912 to 14th January 1917, Mesopotamia 15th January 1917 to 5th August 1917, returning to England 6th August 1919. Mentioned in Despatches London Gazette 21st February 1919 page 2605 “For distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty in Mesopotamia”. Mentioned in Despatches London Gazette 22nd September 1919 page 11774 “For valuable services rendered with the British Forces in Mesopotamia”. Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal London Gazette 5th June 1919 page 7253 “For distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty in Mesopotamia”.

Toned

GVF & better £225 Available

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria Wide Suspender, Bosun’s Mate, HMS Iron Duke

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria Wide Suspender

Thos Scoble Bos Mate HMS Iron Duke 20 yrs

With copy service papers.

Provenance: Captain K J Douglas-Morris RN collection Dix, Noonan, Webb, 1996.

Thomas Scoble was born in Redruth, Cornwall 15th December 1836, he entered the Royal Navy as Ordinary Seaman 2nd Class aboard HMS London 25th August 1856. He subsequently joined HMS Centurion 26th August 1856 where he was rated Ordinary Seaman 1st August 1857 and Able Seaman 18th July 1859, HMS Impregnable 28th December 1859, HMS Nile 1st February 1860 where he was advanced to Leading Seaman 1st June 1862. Joining HMS Indus 24th April 1864, Cambridge 27th January 1865, HMS Caledonia 21st June 1866 where he was rated 2nd Captain of the After Guard 7th December 1866, 2nd Captain Quarter Deck Men 19th May 1869, HMS Revenge 1st June 1869, Cambridge 1st July 1869, HMS Vanguard 1st October 1870 as 2nd Captain of the Mizzen Top, HMS Iron Duke 1st April 1871 and as 2nd Captain of the Main Top 17th October 1871 and rated Bosun’s Mate 1st July 1873. Joining HMS Princess Charlotte 14th March 1874 as Bosun’s Mate, HMS Swinger 28th July 1874 and finally HMS Iron Duke 15th September 1874. Discharged shore to pension 8th December 1874 having completed 20 years and 215 days service. He died in Redruth, Cornwall in 1898.

Choice condition

EF £645 Reserved

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria Wide Suspender, Private, 81st Company, Royal Marine Light Infantry, also entitled to China Medal 1857-60 no clasp.

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria Wide Suspender

Wm Williams Pte 81st Co RMLI 21 Yrs

With copy service papers and Medal roll entry for China Medal confirming no clasp.

William Williams was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire in 1832, a Labourer he attested for the Royal Marines at Leatherhead, Surrey 22nd May 1852 and re-engaged to complete time for pension 13th June 1864. Williams joined Chatham Division Royal Marine Light Infantry and served with 81st Company. He served aboard HM Ships Fisgard, Winchester, Rattler and Encounter for a period of 4 years and 271 days and aboard HMS St Jean D’Acre and HMS Hibernia for a period of 7 years and 28 days making a total of 11 years 299 days service afloat with 7 years 117 days service ashore. Awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1873 with a £5 Gratuity, he was at the time of discharge in possession of Five Good Conduct Badges, the last being awarded 23rd May 1873. Serving aboard HMS Encounter during the Second China War his Medal was sent to HMS Hibernia 23rd September 1862. Discharged 3rd July 1873 having completed 21 years and 42 days service. China Medals 1857 to 1860 were issued unnamed to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

GVF £650 Available

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria, Chief Stoker, HMS Myrmidon

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria

Wm Fielding Ch Sto HMS Myrmidon

With copy service record.

William Fielding was born in Camberwell, London 10th July 1866, a Stoker and Engine Driver he entered the Royal Navy at Asia as Stoker 2nd Class 30th April 1887. Joining HMS Edinburgh 13th September 1887 he was rated Stoker aboard this ship 22nd July 1888. Advanced to Leading Stoker 2nd Class at Victory II 21st December 1893, Leading Stoker 1st Class aboard HMS Marathon 21st December 1894, he was advanced straight to acting Chief Stoker at Victory II 10th February 1899 and confirmed in that rating at Duke of Wellington II 10th February 1900. He subsequently joined HMS Caesar 9th September 1901, HMS Orion 1st April 1902, HMS Renown 29th July 1902, Firequeen 16th April 1904, HMS Enchantress 28th May 1904, Excellent 16th October 1904, Firequeen II 19th October 1904, Victory II 1st April 1905, HMS Britannia 2nd October 1906, Victory II 25th April 1909, discharged shore to pension 14th May 1909. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal awarded 3rd June 1902.

Joining Portsmouth Royal Fleet Reserve 15th May 1909, mobilised on the outbreak of war he joined Victory II, 2nd August 1914, HMS Research 1st October 1915, Victory II 28th November 1915, Vernon 18th December 1915, Victory II 28th November 1918 and demobilised 15th February 1919. Re-joining as Stoker 1st Class aboard HMS Blake 15th June 1921, joining HMS Blenheim 14th October 1921 he was discharged shore medically unfit 31st March 1922 aged 57 years. Also awarded 1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals for his First World War service.

VF £175 Available

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 £295 Available

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

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

MX.46868 J C Cooper BLK 1 HMS Pembroke

With details from his on line service record.

Joseph Charles Cooper born 6th October 1906 in Kenilworth, Warwickshire a Blacksmith, he had previously served in the Warwickshire Yeomanry (1924-27)  as a Farrier. Entering the Royal Navy as acting Blacksmith 4th Class 5th December 1927 at Pembroke. Confirmed as Blacksmith 4th Class 4th June 1929 aboard HMS Royal Sovereign, advanced to Blacksmith 3rd Class 5th December 1930 at Pembroke, Blacksmith 2nd Class 5th December 1933 aboard HMS Shropshire, Blacksmith 1st Class (Chief Petty Officer) 5th December 1936 at Pembroke. Joining HMS Shropshire 15th September 1937 he served aboard this ship until 4th December 1941 when he joined Pembroke, joining the Naval Base Queen’s Ferry 28th April 1948, rated Chief Blacksmith 2nd May 1948, Pembroke 22nd July 1948, discharged to pension 6th December 1954. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal awarded 13th November 1942, home address on discharge recorded as 32 London Road, Newington, near Sittingbourne, Kent. He died in Sittingourne in 1962 aged 56 years.

Scare rating on LSGC GVI issue Long Service Medal.

GVF £125 SOLD

Golden Jubilee Medal Queen Elizabeth 2 (2002)

Golden Jubilee Medal Queen Elizabeth 2 (2002)

Unnamed as issued

Mounted for wear in Royal Mint fitted presentation box, with Royal Mint certificate of authenticity.

EF £65 Available


Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Army GV 1st type

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Army GV 1st type

3537 Pte I Farrington Suffolk Regt

With details extracted from his on line service record.

Original (short) sewn ribbon.

Isaac Farrington was born in Sawston, Cambridgeshire a Labourer (Painter) and serving member of the 4th (Militia) Battalion Suffolk Regiment he joined the Regular Army at Bury St Edmonds 6th June 1893 aged 20 years 2 months recording his next of kin as his father Mr Issac Farrington, Sawston, ner The Grove, Cambridge. Posted to the 1st Battalion from the Depot 8th July 1893 and to the 2nd Battalion 23rd January 1895. Serving in India from 23rd January 1895 to 27th December 1907, he was awarded his Third Good Conduct Badge 5th June 1905. Discharged at Aldershot at his own request after completing 18 years service 4th June 1911, his character and conduct throughout his service being described as “Exemplary”. He died at his home 25 Maple Road, Horfield, Bristol 6th December 1938. This his only Medal entitlement.

NEF £125 Available


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

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

PO.22511 S E Gomm Mne RM

With copy service record.

Samuel Edward Gomm was born in Slough, Buckinghamshire 16th August 1905, a General Labourer he attested for the Royal Marines at Southampton 4th June 1926 and joined “D” Company Portsmouth Division. He subsequently joined “E” Company 21st April 1926, HMS Barham 15th January 1927, Portsmouth Division 22nd March 1928, HMS Constance 17th January 1920, HMS Frobisher 9th March 1931, Portsmouth Division 22nd January 1932, HMS Hawkins 19th September 1932, Portsmouth Division 25th April 1935, HMS Effingham 24th June 193 29th August 1935, Portsmouth Division 19th July 1935, HMS Hood 29th August 1935, Portsmouth Division 29th August 1936, HMS Curacoa 10th May 1937, HMS Ark Royal 30th December 1938, Portsmouth Division 29th July 1939, HMS Penelope 11th August 1938 taking part in the landings in Norway aboard this ship and the First Battle of Narvick. Supporting the landings on 9th April 1940, she came under air attack the following day and sustained slight damage. On 11th April 1940 she grounded and was holed while attempting to enter the Fjord at Fleinvaer and was eventually made it  back to England for repair.

Joining Portsmouth Division 11th September 1940, HMS King George V 1st October 1940 on commissioning and served aboard this Battleship until 17th February 1944 when he joined Portsmouth Division. Taking part in the action against the German Battleship Bismarck 24th to 27th may 1941, at one point King George V was singled out as Bismarck’s main target, King George V firing 339 x 14 inch and over 700 x 5.25 inch shells at Bismarck. Later deployed to the Mediterranean and Pacific Fleets, King George V had a most distinguished war record. Released from service 15th August 1946, home address recorded as 150A. Elm Grove, Southsea, Portsmouth, he died in Portsmouth 21st November 1967. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal awarded 23rd August 1940 whilst aboard HMS Penelope.

NEF £150 SOLD


Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GVI 1st type, Stoker Petty Officer, Royal Navy

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

KX.78282 C A C F Markwick SPO HMS Victory

With copy service record.

Charles Archibald Cuthbert Frank Markwick born 27th March 1909 in Wootton, Isle of Wight a Shop Assistant, he entered the Royal Navy as Stoker 2nd Class at Victory II 14th June 1927. Rated Stoker 1st Class aboard HMS Warspite 7th June 1928, advanced to Acting Leading Stoker aboard HMS Nelson 3rd May 1935 and Leading Stoker aboard the same ship 3rd May 1936. Joining HMS Scout 20th September 1938, Scout was part of the Hong Kong Flotilla, advanced to acting Stoker Petty Officer 21st July 1939 and Stoker Petty Officer 21st July 1940 aboard the same ship. Joining Victory II 1st October 1940, HMS Sandwich 10th December 1940 and was still serving aboard this ship 1st October 1941. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal awarded 8th July 1942.

Advanced to Chief Stoker 21st December 1946, rated Chief Stoker Mechanic 1st October 1947 aboard HMS Vigilant, HMS Caprice 1st January 1948, HMS Vigilant 1st April 1948, HMS Caprice 1st July 1948, HMS Adamant 13th February 1949, Victory 1st March 1949, discharged shore to pension 11th July 1949. He died in Portsmouth in 1970 aged 61 years.

GVF £95 SOLD


Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GV 3rd type, Stoker Petty Officer, Royal Navy, served aboard HMS Ross during the Dunkirk evacuation.

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

K.57839 H E S Bosbery SPO HMS Victory

With copy service record.

The Medal mounted as originally worn.

Herbert Edward Stephen Bosbery born 29th June 1901 in Gosport, Hampshire a Labourer he entered the Royal Navy 19th August 1919 as acting Stoker 1st Class at Victory II. Rated Stoker 1st Class aboard HMS Terror 30th April 1920, advanced to acting Leading Stoker aboard HMS Vivacious 1st November 1924, Leading Stoker at Fisgard 1st November 1925, advanced to acting Stoker Petty Officer aboard HMS Crocus 20th November 1927, Stoker Petty Officer aboard HMS Redwing 20th November 1928. Joining HMS Ross 10th March 1939 and was still serving aboard this ship 19th August 1941 (no other ships recorded after this date). Serving aboard HMS Ross during Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk. Ross made three round journeys to Dunkirk bringing a total of 1,096 soldiers home, on her first trip her Captain was wounded in an air attack and the First Lieutenant took command. Released in Class “A” from HMS Raven 12th October 1945. Awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 2nd October 1934.

GVF £110 SOLD


Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Army EVII, Quartermaster Sergeant, Royal Engineers, Commended for his services to the Military Forces of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1903.

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Army EVII

21005 QM SERJT W H Cox RE

With details extracted from his on line service record.

William Henry Cox was born in Marylebone, London in 1868 an 18 year 1 month old Carpenter he attested for the Royal Engineers at Greenwich 12th May 1886. Appointed Lance Corporal 1st February 1889, 2nd Corporal 1st October 1890, promoted Corporal 2nd January 1893, Sergeant 15th September 1894, Company Sergeant Major 6th January 1904, Quartermaster Sergeant Instructor 20th March 1904. A very highly qualified Warrant Officer, his qualifications included Military Topography, Carpentry Supervisor, Surveying, Firing Mines, Maxim Machine Gun (course completed 17th February 1899), Draughtsman, Electric Lighting and Instructor in Fortification. Cox married in Dublin Minnie Elizabeth Richman 2nd March 1895, his daughter Elizabeth Lilian was born there 26th April 1896, just prior to their departure for Australia. Serving in Victoria, Australia 4th September 1896 to 30th June 1903 he was “Commended for good services rendered whilst employed under the Military Forces of the Commonwealth, Melbourne, Australia dated 23rd June 1903”. Two of his sons were born in Melbourne in 1898 and 1899. Awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Army Order 172 of 1904, this his only Medal entitlement. Discharged to pension 11th May 1907, intended place of residence recorded as 68 Mill Road, Gillingham, Kent. The 1911 census records he is a Superintendent of Working Class Dwellings and Estates employed by London County Council, the family are residing at 9 Ship Lake Buildings, Bethnal Green, London.

Medal virtually as issued, dark toned.

First time on the market.

EF £175 SOLD


Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria, Chief Stoker, HMS Cordelia

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria

F Mundey Ch Sto HMS Cordelia

With copy service record

Ernest Mundey was born in Newport, Isle of Wight 8th January 1856, he entered the Royal Navy aboard HMS Asia as Stoker 2nd Class 26th November 1878, rated Stoker aboard the same ship 6th October 1880, he subsequently joined HMS Assistance 12th October 1880, HMS Asia 23rd November 1880, HMS Seahorse 20th January 1880 taking part in the Egypt operations of 1882 aboard this ship (Medal no clasp, Khedives Star 1882). Joining HMS Asia 30th January 1884, HMS Temeraire 5th April 1884, HMS Hibernia 14th August 1884, HMS Temeraire 28th December 1884, HMS Asia 3rd November 1885 and Vernon 1st January 1886 where he was advanced to Leading Stoker 12th April 1886. Joining HMS Asia 17th January 1888, HMS Nymphe 3rd July 1889, he was advanced directly to acting Chief Stoker 12th January 1993, Excellent 12th February 1893, Victory II 18th January 1894, HMS Cordelia 12th November 1895 and awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal aboard this ship 14th September 1896, Victory II 12th May 1897 from where he was discharged shore to pension 28th November 1898. Joining Chatham Royal Fleet Reserve 20th July 1901, he was discharged 7th January 1906 having reached the age limit of 50 years. On 3rd May 1904 he admitted to the Royal Navy his full name was Ernest Percy Mundey.

Light contact wear

GVF £175 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 SOLD


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


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 £95 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