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 £345 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.

Rare

GVF £695 Available

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria Wide Suspender, Private, 37th Company, Royal Marine Light Infantry died in service in 1876 at Chatham.

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy Victoria Wide Suspender

Jph Conway Pte 37 Co RMLI

With copy service papers.

Joseph Conway attested for the 1st Staffordshire Militia 27th August 1855 and was discharged to join the Royal Marines on 6th June 1859 at Aldershot aged 24 years, joining Woolwich Division Royal Marines 10th June 1859, his former Militia service being allowed to count towards pension etc.  Serving with 96th Company 8th June 1959 to 8th March 1869, including service afloat aboard HMS Algiers 2nd November 1860 to 12th December 1862 and HMS Doris 8th February 1866 to 8th March 1869. Transferring to 62nd Company Portsmouth Division Royal Marines 6th March 1869 and to 37th Company Chatham Division Royal Marines 20th September 1869 at his own request, approved by the Colonel Commanding Portsmouth Division, Conway had friends living in the Chatham area and wanted to be near his mates. Awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 5th May 1875, this was the last year for the Wide Suspender type, no years engraved on Conway’s Medal. Discharged dead 22nd April 1876, he died at the Melville Hospital, Chatham, the actual cause not recorded on his service papers.

GVF £575 SOLD

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Indian Army Victoria, Daffadar Major, Nabha Sate Camel Corps

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Indian Army Victoria

31 Daf Maj Indeh Singh Nabha State Camel Corps

Daffadar Major = Sergeant Major

Scarce Medal and unit.

NEF £325 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 £250 Available


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 £110 Available


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


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