Groups with First World War Medals

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Groups with First World War Medals

1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals, General Service Medal GV clasp NW Persia, India General Service Medal GV clasp Waziristan 1921-24 to Sergeant Samuel James Henson Royal Berkshire Regiment born in St Mary’s, Reading, Berkshire a 16 year 9 month old Labourer he attested for the 4th (Territorial Army) Battalion 20th February 1912. Serving in France from 30th March 1915, he was wounded in action shell fragment wound to chest 27th August 1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres and evacuated to England 9th September 1917. Remaining at Home for the remainder of the war he served with the 4th (Reserve) battalion and at the Regimental Depot. Demobilised 26th March 1919. Re-enlisting, this time for the Regular Army the following day, he joined the 1st Battalion as acting Sergeant and served in NW Persia and India, he died at Lahore on 12th July 1926 of “Exhaustion” whilst still serving.

1914/15 Star

1688 Cpl S J Henson R Berks R

British War and Victory Medals

200122 SJT S J Henson R Berks R

General Service Medal GV clasp N W Persia

5329638 SJT S J Henson R Berks R

India General Service Medal GV clasp Waziristan 1921-24

5329638 SJT S J Henson R Berks R

With copy service papers, Medal Index Card, Medal rolls which confirm changes in service number, copy photo shown here.

Groups with First World War Medals

Samuel James Henson was born in St Mary’s, Reading, Berkshire a 16 year 9 month old Labourer he attested for the 4th (Territorial Army) Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment at Reading 20th February 1912. Appointed Lance Corporal 5th August 1914, promoted Corporal 26th September 1914, appointed Lance Sergeant 6th October 1915 and promoted Sergeant 11th December 1915, reverting to Corporal at his own request 15th June 1916. Serving in France from 30th March 1915, he was wounded in action shell fragment wound to chest 27th August 1917 when the Battalion supported 144th Brigades attack during the Third Battle of Ypres. Coming under fire from Springfield Farm they made little headway, being knee deep in mud. Evacuated to England 9th September 1917. Remaining at Home for the remainder of the war he served with the 4th (Reserve) battalion and at the Regimental Depot. Demobilised 26th March 1919.

Re-enlisting, this time for the Regular Army the following day, he joined the 1st Battalion as acting Sergeant and embarked for service in Mesopotamia 29th October 1919 (Medal and clasp). Arriving in India 18th October 1921, he took part in the Waziristan operations (Medal and clasp). Tried and sentenced by Field General Court Martial for drunkenness he was reduced to Corporal 3rd February 1920 and promoted to Sergeant again 29th March 1922. Continuing to serve with his Regiment in India he died at Lahore on 12th July 1926 of “Exhaustion” whilst still serving.

GVF & better £395 Available


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1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GV 2nd type to Chief Petty Officer Writer Henry John Parker, Royal Navy born in Balbriggan, Dublin, Ireland in 1889, he entered the Royal Navy as a Boy Writer 28th September 1904. Serving aboard HM Ships Magnificent, Cornwall and Europa during the First World War, he was advanced to Chief Writer in September 1915, he qualified for promotion to Warrant Writer in October 1920. Discharged shore to pension 22nd May 1929.

1914/15 Star

346985 H J Parker WR 1 RN

British War and Victory Medals

346985 H J Parker Ch Wr RN

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GV 2nd type

346985 H J Parker Ch Wr HMS Vivid

With copy service record.

The group mounted as originally worn.

Henry John Parker was born in Balbriggan, Dublin, Ireland 23rd May 1889 a Scholar he entered the Royal Navy as a Boy Writer at Vivid I 28th September 1904. Advanced to 3rd Class Writer aboard HMS Indus 23rd May 1907, 2nd Class Writer aboard HMS Leander 23rd May 1911. Joining HMS Magnificent 1st August 1914, he subsequently joined Pembroke I 17th February 1915, Vivid I 3rd March 1915 where he was advanced to 1st Class Writer 23rd May 1915, HMS Cornwall 4th August 1917, Vivid I 8th June 1918, HMS Europa 9th September 1918 where he was advanced to Chief Writer 13th September 1918. Passed for promotion to Warrant Writer in October 1920, he was discharged shore to pension from Vivid II 22nd May 1929.

GVF & better £140 Available


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British War and Victory Medals, General Service Medal GV clasp IRAQ, France Criox De Guerre with Star to Aircraftsman 1st Class Edwin Jaques, Royal Air Force late 1/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment and York and Lancaster Regiment a former Fish and Poultry Dealer born in Doncaster, Yorkshire in 1894. Attesting for the West Yorkshire Regiment 31st May 1915, he served with the 1/5th Battalion in France and was awarded the French Croix De Guerre in 1918. Demobilised in February 1919, in September the same year he attested for the Royal Air Force and served during the operations in IRAQ. Transferring to the RAF Reserve 1st September 1924.

British War and Victory Medals

3183 SJT E Jaques W York R

General Service Medal GV clasp IRAQ

336820 AC1 E Jaques RAF

France Criox De Guerre with Star (Reverse dated 1914 – 1918)

Unnamed as awarded

With copy RAF service papers, Medal roll entries, Medal Index Card, London Gazette entry & headers for French CdeG.

Original letter forwarding Criox De Guerre dated 26th April 1919.

Edwin Jaques was born in Doncaster, Yorkshire 4th December 1894, a Fish and Poultry Dealer he served in the 1/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment 31st May 1915 to 12th August 1918 and the York and Lancaster Regiment 13th August 1918 to 22nd February 1919 in France, demobilised with the rank of Sergeant. Attesting for the Royal Air Force 2nd September 1919 he joined Henlow, RAF Halton 5th November 1919, 113 Squadron 8th December 1919, 208 Squadron 1st February 1920, 55 Squadron 24th June 1920, 86 Squadron 10th July 1920, 84 Squadron 2nd August 1918, remaining in Iraq until April 1923, he returned to England and was transferred to the RAF Reserve 1st September 1924. An Air Engine Fitter from 28th April 1920.

France Criox De Guerre London Gazette 10th October 1918 “201212 Sergeant Edwin Jaques, West Yorkshire Regiment (York).”

GVF & better £495 SOLD


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1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Naval Reserve GV to Seaman Alexander Williamson, Royal Naval Reserve a Fisherman born in Duncan’s Bay, Caithness in 1878. Joining the Royal Naval Reserve 1st April 1904, he was a Fisherman operating from the port of Wick employed on in shore fishing at John O’Groats. Mobilised 6th August 1914, he joined HMS Queen Elizabeth 22nd December 1914 ans served aboard this ship throughout the First World War. Demobilised 15th February 1919.

1914/15 Star, British War & Victory Medals

C 3557 A Williamson SMN RNR

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal GV Royal Naval Reserve

C 3557 A Williamson Sea RNR

With copy service papers

Alexander Williamson was born in Duncan’s Bay, Caithness 12th March 1878, a Fisherman operating from the post of Wick and mainly employed in in shore fishing off John O’Groates, he joined the RNR 1st April 1904. Mobilised 6th August 1914, he joined Victory and subsequently Excellent 12th November 1914, Victory 21st December 1914 and HMS Queen Elizabeth 22nd December 1914, serving aboard this ship for the entire First World War. Demobilised 15th February 1919.

A coiple of slight edge knocks to LSGC otherwise

VF £130 Available


Groups with First World War Medals

1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals, General Service Medal GV clasp IRAQ, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal GV Regular Army Third type to Private William Adey, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry born in St Stephen’s, Birmingham a 19 year old Polisher he attested for the Royal Warwickshire Regiment at Birmingham Town Hall 11th August 1914. Discharged 26th September 1914 as unlikely to become an efficient soldier having a deformed right leg (although he passed the medical). Re-enlisting into the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, he served in France from 23rd July 1915 with the 7th Battalion. Remaining in the Army post war, he served during the IRAQ operations with the 2nd Battalion. Awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in Army Order dated 30th April 1933. Returning to Birmingham on discharge, he died there in 1962.

1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals

10940 Pte W Adey D of Corn LI

General Service Medal GV clasp IRAQ

5429422 Pte W Adey DCLI

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Regular Army GV Third type

5429422 Pte W Adey DCLI

With copy Medal Index Card, service papers (1914), Medal roll entry.

William Adey was born in St Stephen’s, Birmingham a 19 year old Polisher he attested for the Royal Warwickshire Regiment at Birmingham Town Hall 11th August 1914, Joining the Regimental Depot 13th August 1914, he was posted to the 9th Battalion 29th August 1914. Discharged 26th September 1914 as unlikely to become an efficient soldier having a deformed right leg (although he passed the medical). Re-enlisting into the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, he served in France from 23rd July 1915 with the 7th Battalion. The 7th Battalion had formed at Bodmin, Cornwall in September 1914 and the original Battalion members (including Adey) arrived at Boulogne France on 25th July 1915, the Battalion forming part of 61st Brigade, 20th Division. Remaining with the 7th Battalion until the end of hostilities post war he remained in the Army and served during the IRAQ operations with the 2nd Battalion. Awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in Army Order dated 30th April 1933. Returning to Birmingham on discharge, he died there in 1962.

GVF & better £395 SOLD


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British War Medal and India General Service Medal GV clasp Afghanistan NWF 1919 to Lieutenant James Dee, Essex Regiment a former Financial Clerk born Prescot, Lancashire in 1882. Attesting for the 28th (Artists Rifles) Battalion London Regiment 4th October 1916, he had previously served in the 6th (Volunteer) Battalion Liverpool Regiment (1903-1908). Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant Essex Regiment 28th March 1917, he joined the 2nd Garrison Battalion. Attached 1/10th Middlesex Regiment for service in India, he arrived at Bombay in October 1917. Promoted Lieutenant 28th September 1917, he served in the Third Afghan War of 1919 attached Indian Ordnance Department. His India General Service Medal clasp Afghanistan NWF 1919 is one of only NINE awarded or named to the Essex Regiment. Embarked for return to the UK 12th May 1919, he was released from Military Service 8th July 1919 and relinquished his commission the same day.

British War Medal

Lieut J Dee

India General Service Medal GV clasp Afghanistan NWF 1919

Lieut J Dee Essex R

With copy Medal Index Card, service papers, Medal roll entry.

Medal Index Card confirms the award of these two Medals only.

James Dee was born in Prescot, Lancashire in 1882 the son of a Solicitor. A 34 year old Financial Clerk residing at 21 Castlewood Road, Stamford Hill, London when he attested for the 28th (Artists Rifles) Battalion London Regiment at Duke’s Road, London 4th October 1916, he had previously served in the 6th (Volunteer) Battalion Liverpool Regiment (1903-1908). Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant Essex Regiment 28th March 1917 (London Gazette 1st May 1917 page 4170) and joined the 2nd Garrison Battalion. Attached 1/10th Middlesex Regiment for service in India, he arrived at Bombay in October 1917. Promoted Lieutenant 28th September 1917, he served in the Third Afghan War of 1919 attached Indian Ordnance Department. His India General Service Medal clasp Afghanistan NWF 1919 is one of only NINE awarded or named to the Essex Regiment. Embarked for return to the UK 12th May 1919, he was released from Military Service 8th July 1919 and relinquished his commission the same day.

NEF £350 SOLD


Groups with First World War Medals

British War and Victory Medals, India General Service Medal GV clasps Mahsud 1919-20, Waziristan 1919-21, 1939/45 Defence and war Medals to Squaddron Leader Edward Norman Fenton, Royal Air Force, born in Tientsin, China 27th February 1900. A Bank Clerk, he attested for the 15th Battalion London Regiment (Civil Service Rifles) he was commissioned temporary Fling Officer RNAS 24th February 1918 from Corporal. Qualifying a s a Pilot, he transferred to the newly formed Royal Air Force 1st April 1918 as 2nd Lieutenant. Posted to 97 Squadron 18th July 1919 in India, re-numbered 60 Squadron 1st April 1920 flying first DH10’s then DH10A’s. Confirmed as taking part in the Mahsud and Waziristan operations 1919-21. Transferring to the RAF Reserve 12th December 1922, he was employed by the Asiatic Petroleum Company, Chunking, China. Re-joining the RAF 3rd September 1939, serving in the Administrative and Special Duties Branch, he was promoted Squadron Leader 30th July 1941 and released at the end of hostilities. He died in the New Forest area in 1954.

British War and Victory Medals

2 Lieut E N Fenton RAF

India General Service Medal GV clasps Mahsud 1919-21, Waziristan 1919-21

F/O E N Fenton RAF

1939/45 Defence and War Medals

Unnamed as issued

With copy incomplete RNAS / RAF service records, census details etc.

Provenance : Dix Noonan Webb June 2007 Lot 151

Edward Norman Fenton was born in Tientsin, China 27th February 1900 where his father was employed by a Life Assurance Company. The 1911 census records he is 11 years old residing with his mother Margaret and three sisters at 7 Weybridge Avenue, Streatham, London, his father is noted as absent in China. A Bank Clerk, he attested for the 15th Battalion London Regiment (Civil Service Rifles) he was commissioned temporary Fling Officer RNAS 24th February 1918 from Corporal. Qualifying a s a Pilot, he transferred to the newly formed Royal Air Force 1st April 1918 as 2nd Lieutenant. Posted to 97 Squadron 18th July 1919, he left the UK for India 19th July 1919 and arrived at Allalabad 13th August 1919. Flying Officer RAF 12th December 1919, 97 Squadron was re-numbered 60 Squadron 1st April 1920 flying first DH10’s then DH10A’s. Confirmed as taking part in the Mahsud and Waziristan operations 1919-21 (copy Medal roll entry confirms). Transferring to the RAF Reserve 12th December 1922, he was employed by the Asiatic Petroleum Company, Chunking, China. Back in England by 1934, the year he married Joan Wilfrida Brown in St Marylebone, London, the 1939 Register records they are residing at the Genesis Green Stud, Clare Suffolk, Edward Norman is recorded as Flight Lieutenant, RAF (re-joined 3rd September 1939), his wife Joan is recorded as ARP First Aid Post volunteer. Serving in the Administrative and Special Duties Branch, he was promoted Squadron Leader 30th July 1941 and released at the end of hostilities. He died in the New Forest area in 1954.

Approximately 170 Mahsud 1919-21 clasps awarded to the Royal Air Force.

NEF £750 SOLD


Groups with First World War Medals

British War and Victory Medals, Territorial Force War Medal, India General Service Medal GV clasp Afghanistan NWF 1919, Territorial Force War Medal GV, Territorial Efficiency Medal GV to Sergeant Albert Richard Winn, Royal West Kent Regiment a former Berr Retailer’s Assistant born in Bromley, Kent in 1892. Serving with the 1/5th Battalion in India and Mesopotamia, he served with the 17th Special Battalion in Afghanistan in 1919. Discharged 31st March 1920, he died in Bromley in 1970.

British War and Victory Medals

TF-240130  A SJT A R Winn R W Kent R

Territorial Force War Medal

1322 Pte A R Winn R W Kent R

India General Service Medal GV clasp Afghanistan NWF 1919

240130 Sgt A R Winn R W Kent R

Territorial Force Efficiency Medal (TFEM) GV

240130 Pte – A SJT A R Winn 5-R W Kent R

Territorial Efficiency Medal (TEM) GV

240130 Pte – A SJT A R Winn 5-R W Kent R

With copy Medal Index Card, Medal roll entries and details from other on line records.

Albert Richard Winn was born in Bromley, Kent in 1892. The 1911 census records he is an 18 Year old Assistant to his uncle’s Berr Retailing Business and residing with his uncle and aunt at 1 Sheldon Street, Croydon. Serving with the 1/5th Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment before the outbreak of war, the Battalion was based at the Drill Hall, East Street Bromley, mobilised, they sailed for India 31st October 1914 arriving in early December. In December 1917 the Battalion arrived in Mesopotamia and ended the war there. Returning to India Winn took part in the Third Afghan War of 1919, his Medal roll entry records service with the 17th Special Battalion. Discharged 31st March 1920, he returned to the Bromley area and died there in 1970 aged 78 years.

NEF £650 SOLD


Groups with First World War Medals

1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals to Private Thomas George Churchill, 1st Garrison Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry late Royal Warwichshire a Farm Labourer from Long Compton, Warwickshire born in 1884. Attesting for the Royal Warwickshire Regiment at Stratford n Avon 30th December 1914 aged 36 years 68 days, he served with the 2nd Battalion in France 18th May 1915. Severely wounded at Loos 25th September 1915, gun shot wound right hip / thigh, he was evacuated to England 27th September 1915. Posted 1st Garrison Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 26th November 1917, he embarked for India arriving on 13th January 1918. Serving in India until 5th December 1919, he returned to England and was discharged 8th April 1920.

1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals

10021 Pte T G Churchill R War R

With copy Medal Index Card and details extracted from his on line service record.

Thomas George Churchill was born in 1884, a Farm Labourer residing at Brake Farm, Western Park, Long Compton, Warwickshire he attested for the Royal Warwickshire Regiment at Stratford on Avon 30th December 1914 aged 36 years 68 days. Posted to 3rd Battalion from the Depot 4th January 1915 and to the 2nd Battalion in France 18th May 1915. Severely wounded at Loos 25th September 1915, gun shot wound right hip / thigh, he was evacuated to England 27th September 1915. Posted to the 3rd Battalion 26th May 1916, he was found to be unfit for front line infantry service, posted 1st Garrison Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment 2nd September 1916 and 1st Garrison Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 26th November 1917, he embarked for India arriving on 13th January 1918. Serving in India until 5th December 1919, he returned to England and was discharged 8th April 1920.

First time on the market.

NEF £85 Available


Groups with First World War Medals

British War and Victory Medals, Belgium Croix De Guerre to Gunner & Signaller Thomas Alfred Rennie, Royal Field Artillery who served in France and Belgium with 2/2nd (East Lancashire) Brigade (Territorial Force) after January 1916, home town recorded as Finchley, London.

British War and Victory Medals

825678 Gnr T A Rennie RA

Belgium Croix De Guerre

Unnamed as awarded

With copy Medal Index Card confirming the British War and Victory Medals only awarded to this soldier and copy London Gazette entry and headers for Belgian award.

Mounted for wear.

Belgium Croix De Guerre London Gazette 4th September 1919 page 11223 “825678 Signaller Thomas Alfred Rennie, 2/2nd (East Lancashire) Brigade Royal Field Artillery (Territorial Force) from Finchley”.

VF & better £225 Available


Groups with First World War Medals

1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals, India General Service Medal GV clasp Waziristan 1921-24 to Lieutenant Alexander Drummond, 1st Battalion Royal Scots late Scots Guards, a former Police Constable born in Cowdenbeath, Fife in 1892. Attesting for the Scots Guards 10th September 1914, he served with the 1st Battalion in France from 2nd December 1914. Wounded in 1915 and 1917, he was also slightly Gassed in 1917, making a complete recovery in each case. Commissioned from Sergeant for services in the Field into the 1st Battalion Royal Scots 17th May 1918. Post War he remained in the Army and from 4th March 1922 he was seconded to the Tank Corps in India serving in the Waziristan operations 1922 to 1924 with the 7th Armoured Car Company. He retired from the Army with a Gratuity 29th November 1924. The Waziristan 1921-24 clasp to the Royal Scots is rare, only FIVE were awarded.

1914/15 Star

10725 Pte A Drummond S Gds

British War and Victory Medals

2.Lieut A Drummond

India General Service Medal GV clasp Waziristan 1921-24

Lieut A Drummond R Scots

With copy Medal Index Card and Medal roll entries and details below taken from his on line Scots Guards service record.

Alexander Drummond was born in Cowdenbeath, Fife 10th November 1892, a Police Constable, he enlisted at Motherwell for the Scots Guards 10th September 1914, his height recorded as 6 feet 1 inch. Joining the 3rd Battalion as Lance Corporal 13th November 1914, he was posted to the 1st Battalion 1st December 1914 and arrived in France 2nd December 1914. Receiving a bayonet wound to his left foot in action (accident), he was evacuated to England for treatment 1st October 1915 and joined the 3rd Battalion 4th October 1915. Appointed Lance Sergeant 1st December 1915, he re-joined the 1st Battalion as Lance Sergeant 13th January 1917, he is noted as being slightly gassed on this day. Reverting to Lance Corporal 13th February 1917, appointed Lance Sergeant 15th February 1917, he was wounded in action gun shot wound  left knee and admitted to No 2 Canadian General Hospital 10th October 1917. Discharged soon after, he was re-admitted with an unhealed wound to No 4 Convalescent Department at Le Havre 11th November 1917 and finally discharged back to his Battalion 4th December 1917. Promoted Sergeant 23rd December 1917, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant for services in the Field 17th May 1918 (London Gazette 13th June 1918 page 7020) and joined 1st Battalion Royal Scots. Drummond remained in the Army following the end of hostilities and was attached Tank Corps for service in India, promoted Lieutenant 17th November 1919, he served with 7th Armoured Car Company Royal Tank Corps during the Waziristan operations 1922-24, he was seconded for service with the Tank Corps from 4th March 1922 (London Gazette 8th September 1922 page 6510). Drummond retired from the Army with a Gratuity 29th November 1924 (London Gazette 28th November 1924 page 8671). His next of kin recorded as his father 3 Shields, Kelty, Fifeshire.

One of only Five Waziristan 1921-24 clasps awarded to the Royal Scots (Four as single clasps one with clasp Waziristan 1919-21) reference: Taming The Tiger, The Story of the India General Service Medal 1908-35, Richard G M L Stiles, Savanah Publications, 2012.

NEF £595 Available


Groups with First World War Medals

British War Medal and Mercantile Marine War Medal to Mr George Vigo – Nelson, 4th Engineer, Merchant Navy born in Malta in 1893.

British War Medal and Mercantile Marine War Medal

George Vigo – Nelson

Groups with First World War Medals

With copy Merchant Navy CR10 shown here with a good photo of the recipient.

VF and better £75 Available


Groups with First World War Medals

1914/15 Star British War and Victory Medals to Fireman Carlo Camilleri, Maltese Royal Naval Reserve.

1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals

F.601 C Camilleri FMN RNR

1914/15 Star Trio verified on the Admiralty Medal Roll TNA ADM 171/133 page 206 Fireman Carlo Camilleri, Maltese Royal Naval Reserve.

NEF £125 Available


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British War and Victory Medals, India General Service Medal GV clasp Malabar 1921-22, 1939/45 Defence Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Army GV 1st type, Special Constabulary Long Service Medal E2 to Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Arthur Holt, Royal Tank Corps late Royal Garrison Artillery born in Kingsthorpe, Northampton in 1888, a former Shoe Hand, he attested for the Royal Garrison Artillery 13th March 1909. Serving in Hong Kong 1909 to 1912 and Sierra Leone 1914 to 1915. Serving in France from 29th May 1916 to 29th August 1918 and again following leave from 13th September 1918 to 3rd December 1919 with 103 Siege Battery until 11th April 1919 when he joined 420 Siege Battery. Transferring to the Tank Corps as Sergeant 25th October 1920. Serving with No 8 Armoured Car Company in the Malabar operations 1921-22, only 37 Malabar 1921-22 clasps awarded to the Royal Tank Corps. Returning home in November 1928, he was discharged to pension the following month. He died in Northampton in 1968 aged 80 years.

British War and Victory Medals

30862 SJT A Holt RA

India General Service Medal GV clasp Malabar 1921-22

1404390 Sgt A Holt R Tank C

1939/45 Defence Medal

Unnamed as issued

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Army GV 1st type

1404390 SJT A Holt R Tank Corps

Special Constabulary Long Service Medal E2

Arthur E Holt

With copy Medal Index Card, Medal rolls, Army Order for LSGC, two copy group photo’s identifying Walker, census details etc.

Arthur (Edward) Holt served as Arthur Holt was born in Kingsthorpe, Northampton a 21 year 2 month old Shoe Hand, he attested for the Royal Garrison Artillery 13th March 1909 joining No 4 Depot. He subsequently joined the RGA in Hong Kong from 1st October 1909, he returned  to England 22nd December 1912 joining 44 Battery. Posted to Sierra Leone 20th June 1914 joining 50 Battery he returned home 28th November 1915. Serving in France from 29th May 1916 to 29th August 1918 and again following leave from 13th September 1918 to 3rd December 1919 with 103 Siege Battery until 11th April 1919 when he joined 420 Siege Battery. Transferring to the Tank Corps as Sergeant 25th October 1920 he was posted to 8th Armoured Car Company 14th October 1920 and embarked for India 22nd January 1921 serving in the Malabar operations 1921 to 1922 with 8th Armoured Car Company. Appointed Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant 29th January 1926, he transferred to the Indian Unattached List 16th March 1928 as an Instructor to the Auxiliary and Territorial Forces of India. Returning to England 27th November 1928, he was discharged to pension 12th December 1928. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and Gratuity awarded Army Order 136 of 1926. He served in the Special Constabulary at some time and qualified for the Defence Medal and Special Constabulary Long Service Medal, he died in Northampton in 1968 aged 80 years.

An unusual combination only 23 single Malabar 1921-22 to the 8th Armoured Car Company, a total of 37 Malabar 1921-22 clasps awarded to the Royal Tank Corps (Reference : Taming the Tiger, The story of the India General Service Medal by Richard G M L Stiles, Savanah Publications, 2012).

GVF & better £595 SOLD


Groups with First World War Medals

British War and Victory Medals, India General Service Medal GV clasp North West Frontier 1930-31, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Regular Army GV to Sergeant Herbert James Walker, 15th / 19th Hussars late Royal Field Artillery a former Labourer born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. Attesting for the Royal Field Artillery Territorial Force 5th August 1914, he served in France from  6th February 1917 to 28th October 1917. Demobilised, he attested for the 15th Hussars 4th December 1919. He served with the 15th/19th Hussars (new title from 1922) until discharged to pension at Canterbury 16th June 1939. The 15th/19th Hussars served in Egypt from January 1924 and after five years proceeded to Risalpur on the North West Frontier of India, returning to England in 1934.

British War and Victory Medals

945907 Gnr H J Walker RA

India General Service Medal GV clasp North West Frontier 1930-31

537246 Cpl H J Walker 15-19 H

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Regular Army GV

537246 SJT H J Walker 15-H

With copy Medal Index Card, Medal rolls, Army Order for LSGC, two copy group photo’s identifying Walker, census details etc.

Herbert James Walker was born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk in 1896, the son of James John Walker and his wife Harriet, in 1911 the family were residing at 64 Dunbar Road, Wood Green, North London. Attesting for the Royal Field Artillery Territorial Force 5th August 1914, he served in France from  6th February 1917 to 28th October 1917, his Medal Index Card confirms the award of the British War and Victory Medals only. Demobalised at the end of hostilities, he was employed as a Machine Minder until he re-enlisted at Mill Hill 4th December 1919 for the 15th Hussars. He married in Salisbury, Wiltshire 21st October 1921 and served with the 15th/19th Hussars (new title from 1922) until discharged to pension at Canterbury 16th June 1939 with the rank of Sergeant, his conduct recorded as “Exemplary”, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal awarded in October 1933 (appears on the Army Order as 15th Hussars). The 15th/19th Hussars served in Egypt from January 1924 and after five years proceeded to Risalpur on the North West Frontier of India, returning to England in 1934.

GVF & better £275 Available


Groups with First World War Medals

1914 Star and GENUINE clasp 5th Aug – 22nd Nov 1914, British War and Victory Medals to Private Arthur Phillip Dennis, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment born 24th September 1894 in East Dulwich, London he enlisted 7th October 1910 and served with the 1st Battalion. Serving with the 2nd Battalion in France from 4th October 1914 he was severely wounded in action probably at Zillebeke, Ypres 7th November 1914 when 2nd Battalion The Queen’s carried out a successful attack driving the enemy back and capturing three Machine Guns, holding their gains under heavy fire throughout the day. Casualties recorded as 8 officers and 68 other ranks killed with 22 officers and 415 other ranks wounded. Transferring to 30th Company Labour Corps after March 1917, he was discharged medically unfit 21st February 1918. Residing in Croydon, Surrey in 1939, the Register records he is a “Disabled soldier”, he died in Croydon in 1942 aged 48 years.

1914 Star with GENUINE clasp 5th Aug-22nd Nov 1914

L-9770 Pte A P Dennis 2/The Queen’s R

British War and Victory Medals

L-9770 Pte A P Dennis The Queen’s R

With dcopy Medal Index Card, Medal rolls, SWB roll, census and 1939 Register details, death index. Medal Index Card and 1914 Star Medal roll confirm award of the clasp to the 1914 Star.

Original silk ribbons.

Arthur Phillip Dennis was born 24th September 1894 in east Dulwich, London enlisted 7th October 1910, the 1911 census records he is serving with the 1st Battalion stationed at Warley Barracks, Brentwood, Essex. Serving in France from 4th October 1914 with the 2nd Battalion, almost certainly a recalled Reservist. The Base HQ BEF reported on 23rd November 1914 that he had been wounded in action, a fact reported in The Scotsman dated 28th December 1914 page 8 and The Surrey Mirror dated 1st January 1915 page 7. Almost certainly wounded in action at Zillebeke, Ypres 7th November 1914 when 2nd Battalion The Queens carried out a successful attack driving the enemy back and capturing three Machine Guns, holding their gains under heavy fire throughout the day. Casualties recorded as 8 officers and 68 other ranks killed with 22 officers and 415 other ranks wounded.

Transferring to 30th Company Labour Corps after March 1917, on this date he was serving with 3rd Battalion Queen’s Regiment in England. Discharged medically unfit, the result of wounds received in action 21st February 1918. The 1939 Register records he is residing at 2 Layard Road, Croydon, Surrey and occupation “Disabled Soldier” he married and had one son. He died in Croydon in 1942 aged 48 years.

GVF & better £225 Available


Groups with First World War Medals

British War and Victory Medals, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GV 2nd type to Chief Petty Officer Writer Cecil McAllister, Royal Navy born in Sidmouth, Devon 28th May 1895 a Storehouse Boy in HM Dockyard (Devonport), he entered the Royal Navy as Writer 3rd Class at Vivid I 22nd December 1913. Serving aboard HMS Blenheim 1917 to 1919, he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer Writer 21st December 1923 aboard HMS Vulcan. Discharged to pension 15th February 1936, he was not recalled for the Second World War.

British War and Victory Medals

M.6965 C McAllister 2 WR RN

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy  GV 2nd type

M.6965 C McAllister CPO WR HMS Pembroke 

With copy service record, mounted as originally worn.

Cecil McAllister was born in Sidmouth, Devon 28th May 1895 a Storehouse Boy in HM Dockyard (Devonport), he entered the Royal Navy as Writer 3rd Class at Vivid I 22nd December 1913. He subsequently joined Pembroke II 29th December 1913, HMS Blenheim 10th May 1916 where he was advanced to Writer 2nd Class 21st December 1917, Pembroke I 8th July 1919, HMS Mars 8th October 1919, Pembroke 14th November 1919, HMS Gibraltar 18th November 1919 where he was advanced to Writer 1st Class, HMS Duncan 6th February 1921, HMS Vulcan 6th February 1923 where he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer Writer 21st December 1923, Pembroke II 22nd February 1926, Egmont II 22nd June 1926, HMS Dartmouth 1st October 1926, Tamar II 1st November 1926, Pembroke II 21st July 1928, HMS Canterbury 9th February 1932, Pembroke II 3rd September 1932 and discharged shore to pension 15th February 1936. He had qualified in Cyphering and Coding 7th October 1931.

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Groups with First World War Medals

1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals with Mentioned in Despatches Oakleaf, India General Service Medal GV clasp Afgahistan NWF 1919, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Army GV 2nd type, Meritorious Service Medal GV (Immediate) to Warrant Officer 1st Class Reginald John Cann Royal Signals late 7th Hussars born 10th December 1890 in Salisbury, Wiltshire he attested for the 7th Hussars 12th January 1910. 

1914/15 Star,British War and Victory Medals with MID Oakleaf

5213 SJT R J Cann 7-Hrs

India General Service Medal GV clasp Afghanistan NWF 1919

5213 SERGT R J Cann 7-Hrs

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Army GV 2nd type

532939 WO CL II R J Cann R Signals

Meritorious Service Medal (immediate) GV

5213 SJT R J Cann 7/Hrs

With copy Medal Index Card, MSM Card, London Gazette entry and headers for MID and MSM.

Original MID certificate, a quantity of original letters including a testimonial, certificate of discharge before re-enlistment, First, Second and Third Class Army Education Certificates (3), Warrant for WO2 and WO1 (2), pension letters from the Royal Hospital Chelsea, letters from Royal Signals Association, Will, certificate of Burial (1942), photo of his grave, Signals Association testimonial.

Reginald John Cann was born 10th December 1890 in Salisbury, Wiltshire he attested for the 7th Hussars 12th January 1910, serving in Mesopotamia from 23rd April 1915 and later in the Third Afghan War of 1919. Promoted Warrant Officer 2nd Class 3rd March 1925 and Warrant Officer 1st Class 25th April 1935. Awarded a pension of 51 and a half pence a day for life from 2nd March 1931 having completed 21 years service. Residing in Garston, Liverpool he died in 1942.

Meritorious Service Medal London Gazette 15th October 1918 page 12103 “In recognition of valuable services rendered with the Forces in Mesopotamia during the present war”.

Mentioned in Despatches (Lt General Sir W R Marshall, KCB, KCSI CinC Mesopotamia) London Gazette 5th June 1919 page 7243 

Military Conduct “Exemplary”

“An exceptionally fine type of man. He is honest, sober, reliable and thoroughly trustworthy. He takes a keen interest and can be relied upon to complete with thoroughness and work which he is entrusted. He has on frequent occasions been left in charge of this unit and has proved himself capable of carrying on the work of his officers with complete satisfaction. He has had a long experience with horses and horsemastership and has excellent control over men”

R W Morgan, Captain Commanding No 2 Cavalry Brigade Signal Troop, Siakot, India.

Eighteen India General Service Medals clasp Afghanistan NWF 1919 to the 7th Hussars.

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Queen’s South Africa Medal clasps Cape Colony, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, 1914 Star and GENUINE clasp 5th Aug – 22nd Nov 1914, British War and Victory Medals, Delhi Durbar Medal 1911 King George V, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Air Force GV to Flight Sergeant Walter Mace, Royal Air Force late 10th Hussars born in Warminster, Wiltshire 9th June 1881. A Printer he attested for the 10th Hussars 14th December 1900 aged 19 years 188 days and served in South Africa 1901-02, India and in France from 6th October 1914.  Transferred to the Royal Flying Corps 6th March 1917 as a Disciplinarian and Drill Instructor and returned home being posted to Halton camp. Promoted Flight Sergeant 1st September 1917, he transferred to the RAF on its formation 1st April 1918 and appears to have served in various training sections at RAF Halton until discharged to pension 13th December 1921, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal awarded 16th July 1921. He married in Hammersmith in 1922 and died on 20th July 1958.

Queen’s South Africa Medal clasps Cape Colony, south Africa 1901, South Africa 1902

4921 Pte W Nance 10th Hussars

1914 Star and GENUINE clasp 5th Aug – 22nd Nov 1914British War and Victory Medals

4921 SJT W Nance 10/Hrs

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Air Force GV

65852 FLT SGT W A Nance RAF

With copy Medal Index Card, Medal rolls and RAF service record. The Delhi Durbar Medal confirmed on roll, the award of the Clasp to the 1914 Star also confirmed.

Provenance Spink April 2014 lot 369.

Walter Arthur Nance was born in Warminster, Wiltshire a Printer he attested for the 10th Hussars 14th December 1900 aged 19 years 188 days. Serving in South Africa 1901 to 1902, he later served in India and appears on the Delhi Durbar 1911 Medal roll as Sergeant, 10th Hussars attached Adjutant General in India. Serving in France from 6th October 1914,  he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps 6th March 1917 as a Disciplinarian and Drill Instructor and returned home being posted to Halton camp. Promoted Flight Sergeant 1st September 1917, he transferred to the RAF on its formation 1st April 1918 and appears to have served in various training sections at RAF Halton until discharged to pension 13th December 1921, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal awarded 16th July 1921, home address recorded as 19 The Triangle, Middle Street, Yeovil, Somerset, he married in Hammersmith in 1922 and died on 20th July 1958. All Medals and clasp recorded on his RAF service record.

Unusual combination of awards.

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1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals to Private Arthur Keen, Royal Fusiliers. Serving in France from  1st June 1915 with the 9th Battalion, he was admitted to No 34 Casualty Clearing Station 8th July 1916, the day following his Battalion’s attack on Ovillers in which they suffered heavy casualties. Joining the 24th Battalion on recovery 3rd August 1916, he was admitted to No 2 Field Ambulance Royal Naval Division 14th November 1916 with shrapnel wounds, probably sustained the previous day during the attack on Beaumont Trench, Somme sector. Remaining in France under treatment until 28th December when he was evacuated to the UK.

1914/15 Star

3906 Pte A Keen R Fus

British War and Victory Medals

3906 Cpl A Keen R Fus

With copy Medal Index Card, Medal roll and casualty list entries

British War and Victory Medal roll entry records he served as Private and Corporal 9th Battalion in France from 31st May 1915 until 2nd August 1916, transferring to 24th Battalion 3rd August 1916 to 28th December 1916 as Lance Sergeant. No 34 Casualty Clearing Station admission book records he is admitted 8th July 1916 serving with “A” Company 9th Battalion Royal Fusiliers with shell shock TNA Ref MH106/687. No 2 Field Ambulance Royal Naval Division admission book records admitted with shrapnel wounds left hand 14th November 1916 and moved to No 5 Field Ambulance the same day. To Corps Collection Station Acheux, TNA ref MH106/227.

The 9th Battalion suffered heavy losses during the attack on Ovillers 7th July 1916, the following day Keen was evacuated with shell shock. Admitted No 2 Field Ambulance Royal Naval Division 14th November 1916 with shrapnel wounds, probably sustained the previous day during the attack on Beaumont Trench, Somme sector. Remaining in France under treatment until 28th December when he was evacuated to the UK.

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Africa General Service Medal EVII clasp Somaliland 1902-04, 1914 Star and GENUINE clasp 5th Aug – 22nd Nov 1914, British War and Victory Medals, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy EVII to Private William Herbert Jones, Royal Marine Light Infantry a former Labourer born in Dulverton, Somerset 6th November 1875. Entering the Royal Marines at the Recruit Depot, Walmer 21st November 1893. Serving aboard HMS Hussar from 17th November 1900, he re-joined Plymouth Division 16th January 1904 after taking part in the operations off Somaliland. Joining Victory for service with the Royal Marine Brigade 12th September 1914, he served at Dunkirk and the defence of Antwerp 19th September to 12th October 1914. Joining Plymouth Division 8th March 1916 as part of the Garrison Military Police, HMS Sandhurst 21st November 1917, Plymouth Division 13th February 1919 and demobilised 21st March 1919.

Africa General Service Medal EVII clasp Somaliland 1902-04

W H Jones Lce Corpl RM HMS Hussar

1914 Star with GENUINE clasp 5th Aug – 22nd Nov 1914

PLY.6817 Pte W H Jones RM Brigade

British War and Victory Medals

PLY.6817 Pte W H Jones RMLI

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy EVII

PLY.6817 William H Jones Private RMLI

With copy service papers.

William Herbert Jones was born in Dulverton, Somerset 6th November 1875, a Labourer he attested for the Royal Marines at Taunton 21st November 1893 and joined the Recruit Depot at Walmer the same day. Posted to “D” Company, Plymouth Division Royal Marines Light Infantry 18th July 1894, he subsequently joined Vivid 16th January 1895, Plymouth Division 29th January 1896, Cambridge 1st October 1898, Thunderer 14th October 1898, Plymouth Division 2nd October 1900, HMS Hussar 17th November 1900, Plymouth Division 16th January 1904, Cambridge 9th March 1904, Plymouth Division 16th December 1904, Vivid 28th January 1905, HMS Britannia 2nd April 1905, Plymouth Division 20th August 1905, Vivid 29th November 1905, HMS Impregnable 1st November 1906, Plymouth Division 11th June 1909, HMS Mars 17th June 1909, Plymouth Division 14th July 1909, HMS Highflyer 19th September 1909, Plymouth Division 28th October 1909, HMS Argyll 8th February 1910, Plymouth Division 5th March 1912, Victory for Royal Marine Brigade 12th September 1914 serving at Dunkirk and the defence of Antwerp 19th September to 12th October 1914, Plymouth Division 8th March 1916 as part of the Garrison Military Police, HMS Sandhurst 21st November 1917, Plymouth Division 13th February 1919 and demobilised 21st March 1919. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal awarded 29th December 1908, in possession of Five Good Conduct Badges, the fifth being awarded in 1914.

A total of 145 Africa General Service Medal clasp Somaliland 1902-04 to HMS Hussar.

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1914/15 Star, British War and Vivtory Medals to Private Joseph George Parrott, Middlesex Regiment born in Edmonon, Middlesex in 1893. The 1911 census records he is employed as a Clerk. Serving with the 2/7th Battalion in Egypt from 24th August 1915, he later served in France with the 1/7th Battalion, the 2/7th being disbanded 15th June 1916 in France. In 1939 he was employed as a Builder’s Foreman and later with the Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA). He died in Syria on 14th February 1945.

1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals

2755 Pte J G Parrott Middx R

With copy Medal Index Card, Medal roll entries, Commonwealth War Graves details and other research 

Joseph George Parrott was born in Edmonton, Middlesex 16th September 1893, the 1911 census records he is a 17 year old  Clerk residing with his family at 9 Stanhope Road, New South Gate, Middlesex. Serving in Egypt with the 2/7th Battalion 24th August 1915 and later the 1/7th Battalion in France, he was demobilised at the end of hostilities. The 1939 Register records he is a Builder’s Foreman residing at 7 Russell Lane, Frien Barnett, Middlesex with his wife Ethel and children. Serving with the Entertainments National Service Association he died on 14th February 1945 and is buried in Aleppo War Cemetery, Syria. One of seven ENSA personnel listed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as having died in the Second World War.

The Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA) was an organisation set up in 1939 by Basil Dean and Leslie Henson to provide entertainment for British armed forces personnel during World War 2. ENSA operated as part of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes. It was superseded by Combines Services Entertainment (CSE) which now operates as part of the Services Sound and Vision Corporation (SSVC).

Contact wear, a rare Second World War casualty.

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1914/15 Star, British War and Vivtory Medals to Private (Lance Corporal) Charles Porter, Highland Light Infantry, born in Liverpool in 1892. Serving in France from 30th November 1914, he was taken prisoner of war at La Bassee 19th December 1914 during the attack and capture of German trenches near Givenchy. Despite their success, the 1st Battalion were unable to hold their gains against repeated counter attacks and were forced to withdraw, their casualties recorded as 9 officers killed, 54 other ranks killed with 63 wounded and 266 missing. Repatriated at the end of hostilities, arriving at Dover 29th November 1918. 

1914/15 Star

11359 L Cpl C Porter High LI

British War and Victory Medals

11359 Pte C Porter High LI

With copy Medal Index Card, Medal roll entries and other research from the International Red Cross.

Original silk ribbons.

Charles Porter born 21st December 1892 in Liverpool, next of kin recorded as Mrs Porter, 56 Oakfield Road, Liverpool, he served in France from 30th November 1914 with 1st Battalion Highland Light Infantry, captured at La Bassee 19th December 1914, he was also wounded in the right arm. On 19th December 1914 “B” and “C” companies took part in the attack on German trenches near Givenchy, the first wave moving forward at 0534 and gaining their objective. The gains were gallantly held throughout the rest of the day, but repeated counter attacks forced a withdrawal. Casualties recorded in the War Diary for the period 19th to 20th December as 9 officers killed, 54 other ranks killed with 63 wounded and 266 missing.

Repatriated at the end of hostilities, arriving at Dover 29th November 1918.

An unusual instance of a 1914/15 Star Trio to a 1914 prisoner of war.

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Queen’s South Africa Medal clasps Natal, Belfast, Orange Free Statel, King’s South Africa Medal clasps South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, British War Medals, India General Service Medal GV clasp Afghanistan NWF 1919,  Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Army GV 1st type to Private Edward Hunter South Lancashire Regiment late Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers born in Glendermott, Londonderry, Ireland in 1879. Serving in the Boer War with the 5th (Militia) Battalion attached 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, he transferred to the South Lancashire Regiment, the 1911 census records he is serving with the 1st Battalion. Serving in India during the First World War and in the Third Afghan War of 1919, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal awarded in October 1920.

Queen’s South Africa Medal clasps Natal, Belfast, Orange Free State

1624 Pte E Hunter Rl Innis Fus

King’s South Africa Medal clasps South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902

1624 Pte E Hunter Innis Fus

British War Medal

6792 Pte E Hunter S Lan R

India General Service Medal GV clasp Afghanistan NWF 1919

6792 ARMR SGT E Hunter S Lan R

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Army GV 1st type

6792 Pte E Hunter S Lan R

With copy Medal Index Card, Medal roll entries and other research from on line sources. 

Edward Hunter was born in Glendermott, Londonderry, Ireland in 1879, a member of the 5th (Militia) Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, he served in South Africa attached 1st Battalion. He transferred to the South Lancashire Regiment, the 1911 census records he is a 32 year old Private soldier serving with the 1st Battalion. Serving in India during the First World War and in the Third Afghan War, he was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in October 1920. The Medal roll entries record his Medals were returned an re-issued, the reason for this is unclear as there are no alterations to any of the naming. The QSA was originally issued with 4 clasps in error (not entitled to Cape Colony) and this was returned for amendment, top clasp has unofficial silver bar attaching but verified correct.

A couple of small eK’s to LSGC otherwise

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British War and Victory Medals, Special Constabulary Long Service Medal GV to Corporal Joseph Jackson, 33rd Battalion London Regiment late Denbigh Yeomanry a Railway Signalman born in Macclesfeld, Cheshire in 1874. In 1914 he was residing in Old Colwyn, North Wales when he attested for the Denbighshire Yeomanry 2nd September 1914. Serving at home until transferring to the 33rd Battalion London Regiment, he served in France from 3rd July 1918 until the end of hostilities. Discharged 4th April 1919 suffering from Myalgia attributed to his active service and awarded a 20% disability pension.

British War & Victory Medals

860708 Cpl J Jackson 33-Lond R

Special Constabulary Long Service Medal GV Coinage Head

Joseph Jackson

With copy Medal Index Card, Medal roll entry and details from what survives of his on line service record.

Original ribbons.

Joseph Jackson was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire in 1874, the 1911 census records he is a 37 year old Railway Signalman residing with his wife Jane (whom he married in Bury, Lancashire 23rd May 1903) and 3 sons at Ballin Grove, Butley, Macclesfield. In 1914 he was residing at “Ingledene”, Penmaen Park, Old Colwyn, North Wales when he attested for the 2/1 Denbighshire Yeomanry 2nd September 1914 (Regimental numbers 558 and 215011). Serving in France from 3rd July 1918, on this day the Battalion arrived in France at Boulogne. It was not until 28th August that the Battalion took over a section of the front line at Ypres. Jackson remained with the Battalion until the Armistice and returning to England was disembodied 4th April 1919. He had contracted Myalgia as a result of his active service at home and abroad and was awarded a 20% disability pension.

Rare British War and Victory Medals to the 33rd Battalion London Regiment.

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British War and Victory Medals toPrivate John Arthur Lange, 1st King Edward’s Horse an Accountant born in Lambeth, Surrey in 1899. Enlisting in London 29th November 1915 aged 16 years 10 months, he served in France after January 1916. On 19th October 1917 he was admitted to hospital in Warrington suffering from debility and pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO) and following discharge in December 1917 he was posted to Dublin. Demobilised at the end of hostilities, in 1939 he was a Commercial Traveller residing with his wife in Harrow, Middlesex, he died in Poole, Dorset in 1985 aged 86 years.

British War & Victory Medals

1352 Pte J A Lange K Edw H

With details extracted from his on line service record.

John Arthur Lange was born in Lambeth, Surrey 21st February 1899, the 1911 census records he is a scholar residing with his father Arthur a Restaurant Carver, mother Alice and three sisters at 10 Pawsons Road, West Croydon, Surrey. Attesting for the 1st King Edward’s Horse in London 29th November 1915 he stated his occupation as Accountant and age as 16 years 10 months. Serving in France after January 1916, he was admitted to the Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington 19th October 1917 suffering from debility and pyrexia of unknown origin, the result of service in France. In December 1917 he is recorded as serving Dublin and does not appear to have returned to active service. Demobilised at the end of hostilities, the 1939 Register records he is a Commercial Traveller residing with his wife Winifred at 243 Rayners Lane, Harrow, Middlesex, he died in Poole, Dorset in 1985 aged 86 years.

First time on the market and relatively scarce to the Regiment.

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British War and Victory Medals, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GV Third Type to Able Seaman William John Wadley Royal Navy a former Munitions Worker born in Woolwich, London in 1899 he entered the Royal Navy as Boy 2nd Class 27th July 1916. Joining HMS Hercules 29th March 1917, he remained aboard this ship until the Armistice. Serving aboard HMS Wakeful on the outbreak of war, torpedoed by the German E-Boat S-30, 29th May 1940 there were only two survivors from the embarked soldiers and 25 Royal Navy crew survived. Wadley had a fortunate escape having been admitted to the Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth on 7th May 1940 with a gastric ulcer, he was discharged medically unfit in June 1940.

British War and Victory Medals

J.55658 W J Wadley AB RN

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy GV Third type

J.55658 W J Wadley AB HMS Pembroke

William John Wadley was born 16th December 1899 in Woolwich, London a Munitions Worker he entered the Royal Navy 27th July 1916 as Boy 2nd Class aboard HMS Powerful. Joining HMS Hercules 29th March 1917, rated Ordinary Seaman 16th December 1916 and Able Seaman 3rd September 1918. Awarded the LSGC Medal 22nd December 1932, on the outbreak of the Second World War he was serving aboard HMS Wakeful.

Wakeful was selected to support Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of allied troops from Dunkirk on 26 May 1940. On 27 May 1940 Wakeful embarked 631 allied troops. While returning them to Dover Wakeful came under air attack and received minor damage below the waterline. Despite the near miss Wakeful returned to Dunkirk to continue the evacuation, embarking 640 Allied troops on 28 May 1940. While carrying this out Wakeful was torpedoed by the German E-Boat S-30. The Destroyer was struck by two torpedoes, one hitting the forward boiler room. Casualties were heavy, only two of the 640 Allied troops – Mr Stanley Patrick of the Royal Army Service Corps and Mr James ‘Jim’ Kane of the Royal Tank Regiment plus 25 of Wakeful’s crew survived. A number of ships stopped to pick up the survivors, but one of these, the Destroyer Grafton, was then in turn sunk by a German U-Boat.

Wadley had a lucky escape, admitted to the Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth 7th May 1940 with a gastric ulcer, he was medically unfit 15th June 1940.

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