Australian Medals




Trio: Military Medal, British War Medal and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 6572 L/CPL G. G. ROBERTSON 7 BN. A.I.F.

Emb. 2nd October 1916

WIA 4th October 1917 G.S.W. Thigh

Awarded Military Medal 24th October 1918

RTA 27th July 1919

Cpl Roberston was one of the 133 (AWM website) that in WW1 were recommended for The Victoria Cross (including those awarded). It seems in Robertsons case, that he got himself into a minor prank involving souveniring womens knickers. It could be argued that this stupid prank may well have cost him, his countries highest honour.

Interesting note: When one examines the Victoria Cross recommendations in the AWM, 233 recommendations are listed. Exactly 100 duplicate examples are amongst these (where a soldier has been resubmitted, or a variation is present). So the true number of people recommended for the Victoria Cross in WW1 was 133 (66 of these were awarded).







Trio: Military Medal, British War Medal and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 2669 PTE. W. J. WILKIE 41. BN. A.I.F.

Emb. 17th November 1916

Commonwealth Gazette 27th June 1918

RTA 14th January 1919

Records show that Private Wilkie was awarded his Military Medal "in the field" and as a result no citation can be found at this stage (worthy of further research). Interestingly we do have a citation of where Private Wilkie is recommended for a "Bar" to his Military Medal, which was subsequently not awarded like so many of the late war awards.

In 1944 Private Wilkie applies for a re-issue of his medals as his original medals are lost. A rare chance to purchase a good infantry Military Medal group (that was nearly an MM and Bar) at a reduced price




Good VF $2750



Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 29603 T.CQMS R. Hindes 6 F.A.B. AIF

Emb: 3rd October 1916

Awarded MILITARY MEDAL London Gazette 16 August 1917

"At Ploegsteert on the 1st June, 1917, these N.C.Os. and men, under the orders of Major E.T. Dean, whilst the 16th Battery was being heavily shelled, displayed the greatest bravery and devotion to duty in extinguishing on three separate occasions fires which had broken out from the hostile shelling in three gun pits of the battery and in several ammunition dumps. Whilst the gun pits were on fire, and the ammunition in them, and several dumps surrounding the battery were exploding, they brought buckets of water to the Battery Commander who was standing on top of the pit being dealt with, and worked in the pits with him putting out the fire. They subsequently put out the burning dumps, on more than one occasion boxes exploding whilst they were handling the dump. On the pits again catching fire under the heavy shelling they returned in the rage of it and successfully renewed their efforts. Their disregard for personal safety, fine devotion and determination undoubtedly saved the guns and a large quantity of ammunition, 1,500 rounds only being destroyed out of some 5,000 stored at these pits."

RTA: 24th October 1919

Note: Records show his Military Medal was returned to the Government by the Adelaide RSL.


 VF $ 950



Single : South Africa Medal 1853 impressed : LIEUT. H.J.N. KING 6th REGT wounded in action 9.6.1851.

A superb medal to an easy to research Officer thanks to his triple initial. The State of Victoria Gazette of Jan 29 1869 under "POST OFFICE" then "BALLARAT" shows him taken on strength of the Victorian Government in 1853 - the year before EUREKA.

Numerous newspaper reports show the demise of King for embezzlement of the Ballarat Post Office in 1869. There is much more research that can be done on this Officer and it would be interesting to learn if he played any part in the EUREKA uprising due to the probable central meeting place of the Ballarat Post Office and his loyalty to the Army.


Good/VF $4750

India General Service Medal 1854 one clasp : "Burma 1885 - 7" named in running script to: 1162 Pte. T.Keohane 2nd Bn.Rl.Muns.Fus.

This medal was originally found on the Geraldton rubbish tip - north of Perth. It appears the Keohane family came to Western Australia in the early 1900's.

Worthy of further research


Good/VF $750

Group of six, with Death plaque : QSA  four clasps " CC, Rhodesia, OFS,T" KSA two clasps "SA01, SA02" correct running script Lieut. F. St. J. Barton 2/Hampshire RGT. with duplicate issue correctly impressed 123 CORP. F. ST. BARTON. VICTORIAN. M. R.,1914 -15 STAR, BRITISH WAR MEDAL (MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES) & VICTORY MEDAL impressed to CAPT. F. ST. J. BARTON HAMPS. R.

Death Plaque correctly named "Frederick ST. John Barton.

M.I.D. London Gazette 6 April 1916, for services in the Euphrates operations, 24 June to 26 July 1915.

Frederick St John Barton was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on 6 May 1876, 4th son of Robert Barton, Malvern, Victoria, formerly Deputy Master of Melbourne Branch, Royal Mint. He was educated at Toorak College, near Melbourne, and volunteered and enlisted in the 5th Victoria Contingent during the South African War. He was then transferred as Sergeant to the Rhodesian Artillery, and afterwards gazetted 2nd Lieutenant into the 2nd Hampshire Regiment on 19 May 1900, at the recommendation of the Governor of Victoria. He was promoted to Lieutenant in March 1902 and to Captain in January 1907. He took part in the operations in Rhodesia, May 1900, and in the Transvaal and west of Pretoria in May to June 1901; and in the Orange River Colony, July to October 1901 (Queen’s Medal with 4 clasps; King’s Medal with two clasps). He served as Adjutant to the 1st Battalion from March 1909 to March 1912, and to the 4th Territorial Battalion from November 1912. He went to India with his battalion in October 1914, after the outbreak of the European War, and from there to Mesopotamia in March 1915, and was killed in action at the battle of Nasiriya, 24 July 1915.

Sold with an Army Post Card home to his wife ‘I am quite well’, signed ‘Fred 4/5/15’, two news cuttings and a copied portrait photograph, together with other research.


VF $7500



Pair: British war medal and Victory medal impressed to 6983 PTE M. GRIFFIN 2 BN AIF

Previous service listed as "A.M.C."

Emb. 9th November 1916

WIA 22nd September 1917 "GSW L/Foot Severe"

RTA: 5th April 1918 and subsequently discharged "medically unfit" as a result of his wounds


Near EF $400

Trio: 1914/15 star, British War and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 1051 PTE. J. J. GRAY 2/BN AIF.

EMB: 18th Oct 1914

Left Alexandria in preparation for Gallipoli 5th April 1915

Hospital (sick) 30th July 1915 (Gallipoli)

Invalided from France to UK. 30th July 1916 (Bronchitis)

Hospital France (trench feet) 3rd Nov 1916

Hospital France (influenza) 21st Dec 1916

Discharged: 2nd M.D. (medically unfit) 2nd Aug 1917


Note: Private Joseph John Gray would have been a First Day Lander at Gallipoli.


NEAR EF $1200


Trio: 1914/15 star, British War and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 769 DVR (PTE on star). C. A. HANDLEY 4/BN AIF.

EMB: 20th Oct 1914

Joined Battalion on Gallipoli 14th June 1915

Left Gallipoli on the 7th August 1915 "sick"

21st September 1917 appointed driver

Hospital France (influenza) 21st Dec 1916

RTA: 24th September 1918


Note: Private Cecil Albyn Handley appears to have WW2 home service as N70284 with the rank WO2


VF $975


Trio: 1914/15 star, British War and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 1623 PTE. J. A. WILLIAMS 5/BN AIF.

EMB: 19th Feb 1915

Admitted Field Amb. Gallipoli 28th July 1915 "sick"

WIA: 14th June 1918 wounds listed as "Face and back"

RTA: 6th November 1918 reason given "G. S. W. Left arm amputation"


Note: Records further explain that Private James Alexander Williams had "Multiple gunshot wounds" which led to his left arm being amputated.


VF $1075




Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 6542 O. MARTIN

Emb. 2nd October 1916 with the 5th Bn AIF

6th May 1917 Admitted to hospital with septic foot (Trench foot)

RTA 19th October 1919

Medical discharge "Influenza" 21st January 1918

These medals were issued in 1968 as Private Martin states "Have not at anytime received". Records further show that the medals were returned to sender in 1923.

Unusual late issue to the veteran himself of where rank and unit is dropped from the medals. Comes with original Dog Tags.



 EF $375




Pair: British war medal and Victory medal impressed to 7060 PTE F. NICHOLSON 6 BN AIF

Emb. 23rd November 1916

WIA: 4th October 1917 "GSW Back"

RTA: 22nd April 1919

Note: Comes with large original studio photo of Frank Nicholson and services rendered badge


Near EF $450


Four: 1914/15 star, British War, Victory Medal and War Medal 1939/45. WW1 trio correctly impressed to 647 T/SJT (PTE on star) C. L. WILLIAMS 6/BN AIF. War medal 1939/45 correctly impressed V83170 C. L. WILLIAMS (Full entitlement).

EMB: 19th October 1914

WIA: 4th May 1915 Gallipoli "G. S. W. neck"

2nd WIA: 3rd May 1916 Gallipoli "G. S. W. lower extremities"

Transferred to Ordnance Corps 8th August 1917


RTA: 23rd October 1918 "Special leave"

Returned to the UK and taken on strength at A.I.F. HDQRS with rank of Hon. SGT.

RTA: 22nd October 1919

WW2 home service was recorded as HQ3 DIST DETAILS CAMP from 14th March 1940 until 20th July 1941 (16 months). The requirement for the Australian Service Medal at the time being 18 months makes this group his full entitlement


Note: An early entry in May 1915 at Gallipoli of a soldier being wounded is often due to wounds caused during the landing. Battalion musters were not able to be performed on the beach until the 2nd of May and records and information was filled in as a result of those initial musters.

National Archives records have Charles Latham Williams file incorrectly numbered as 649 when researching


VF $1300

Trio: 1914/15 star, British War and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 3274 PTE. T. M. COLE 8/BN AIF.

EMB: 11th Oct 1915

WIA: 18th April 1917 (concussion, head) France

RTA: 27th Sept 1917

Discharged: 3rd M.D (medically unfit) 26th Dec 1917


GOOD VF $995


Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 4456 Pte. T. Clough 8 Bn. AIF

emb. 28 Jan 1916  RTA 5 Jan 1919

 1)WIA 16 July 1916 58 Bn.  2)  1. Nov 1918  3)   recorded GSW 4.Dec 1918

A nice multi wounded pair.

 Near VF $ 525




Pair: British war medal and Victory medal impressed to 484 PTE W. JONES 8 - BN AIF

Emb. 27th May 1916

Transferred to 8th Bn from the 39th (hence the low service number) 9th September 1916

WIA 20th September 1917 "GSW Rt Buttock Severe" and also shows as "Shrapnel Wound Neck"

Discharged "medically unfit" as a result of the wounding on the 8th May 1918

VF $475




Pair: British war medal and Victory medal impressed to 5236 PTE E. WALLIS 10 BN AIF

Emb. 25th March 1916

Sprained Left Ankle (Severe) 16th October 1916 "In the field"

Transferred to the 70th Bn (23rd March 1917)

RTA: For home service on the 27th August 1917 due to age.


VF+ $375


Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 6347 R. G. Turner 11 Bn. AIF

emb. 18 Sept 1916  RTA 1.6.1919

WIA GSW both arms and head 23 April 1917

VF $ 475




Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 5435 Pte. R. D. Moore. 11 Bn. AIF

Emb. 17 April 1916  RTA 13 May 1918

Records show " fractured leg -both bones".

VF $ 425



Four: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.1914/15 Star and Victory Medal impressed to 1178 PTE W. W. STANGER 11 BN. AIF (48 BN on Victory Medal). British War Medal is named to 2631 Spr J. Stranger R.E. (brother?). Death plaque named Walter Wright Stanger.

Emb. 20th December 1914.

Evacuated from Gallipoli sick August 1915 (11th BN)

WIA. Gun Shot to the left Shoulder 11th April 1917 (48th BN)

WIA 2nd Occ. 6th July 1918. Remained on duty (48th BN)

KIA Jeancourt 18th September 1918 (48th BN)

Records show that Pte Stanger was killed instantly by "Machine gun bullet to the head"

This group appears to be the classic  family mix up either not realising the medals are named on the edge or just wanting a representative of both brothers.



Good/VF $795



Trio: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.1914/15 Star and Victory Medal impressed to 1981 DVR L. WRIGHT 12 BN AIF

Emb. 26 April 1915

Evacuated Gallipoli sick 14th August 1915 (returned to active duty 1916)

RTA 21 March 1919 (earliest discharge for 1915 enlistments who saw the whole war).

A nice group to a soldier who served continuously through WW1. Comes with his returned from active service badge.



VF $925




FAMILY GROUP: Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 2585 Pte. J. D. JOSLIN 12 Bn. AIF

Emb. 9th November 1916

Records report "infected wound" "forearm left" 18th April 1919

RTA. 1st June 1919


Also comes with Queen Elizabeth II Efficiency medal "Australia" correct period engraving to 546822 R. D. Joslin

 VF $785



Trio: 1914/15 star, British War and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 1764 L/CPL. (PTE on Star) W. W. GILBERT 11/BN AIF.

Previous Service 2 years W.A.I.R

EMB: 19th April 1915

Taken on strength 4th reinforcements, Gallipoli 10th July 1915

WIA: 6th May 1915 (remained on duty)

RTA: 21st March 1919


NEAR EF $995

Trio: 1914/15 star, British War and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 1431 A-L-SGT. (PTE on Star) R. P. CHARMAN 13/BN AIF.

EMB: 10th Feb 1915 (3rd reinforcements 13BN)

Transferred to the Anzac Railway Corps 25th May 1916

Accidental injury 29th Jan 1917 deafness (Train accident, Boulogne)

Promoted Lance Sergeant 16th Oct 1917

RTA: 21st April 1918


Note: Records report that Rupert Charman died in 1939. Also appears as number "1531" on records.


VF $875


Trio: 1914/15 star, British War and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 979 PTE. P. F. DOWNER 14/BN AIF.

EMB: 22ND December 1914

Admitted 4th Field Amb. Gallipoli 8th May 1915 "Diarrhoea"

Left Gallipoli for Alexandria 30th June 1915

RTA: 9th September 1915 reason given "Chronic Bronchritis"

Discharged 15th February 1916


Note: Private Percy Field Downer would have been with the battalion in the landing at Gallipoli and during the heavy fighting (April-May) of which the 14th Battalion became famous for. It is possible that he may be associated with Albert Jacka's feat that won him and Australia our very first Victoria Cross for WW1. Further research required.


VF $975


Four: 1914/15 star, British War, British War (duplicate issue) and Victory Medal correctly impressed to 2543 PTE. D. MACKAY 17/BN AIF. Second War Medal correctly impressed 3876 A-CPL D. MACKAY 4 PNR. BN. A.I.F.

EMB: 5th October 1915 (17th Bn)

Proceeded to England with an injury to the knee 31st August 1916

Embarked again with 4th Pioneer Battalion and sent to Sandhurst for "bombing course" and passed as instructor 13th June 1917.

Transferred to 4th Machine Gun Battalion 12th May 1918

WIA: 30th June 1918 "Gunshot wound left arm severe"

RTA: 19th February 1919


Note: There is a statutory declaration for Daniel Mackay stating that he did not receive his victory medal (only receiving the initial War Medal he may not have believed he was entitled to the 1914/15 star as he was a late embarkation in 1915). Records further show that medals were returned in 1924 (possibly only the 1914/15 star and Victory Medal) and then sent back out along with a British War Medal. A very interesting grouping


VF $1300


Pair: British war medal and Victory medal impressed to 3131 PTE T. W. LOCKETT 18 BN AIF

Previous service listed as "12 months militia"

Emb: 20th December 1915

Transferred to the 3rd Bn AIF 14th February 1916

WIA: 18th August 1916 "Shell shock"

RTA: 11th May 1919

Note: Comes with Thomas Luckett's issue medal box, Dog tag and returned from active service badge


EF $400


Trio: 1914/15 star, British War and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 1594 2-CPL (PTE on star). E. E. WILLIAMS 18/BN AIF.

EMB: 12th May 1915 (18th Bn)

Admitted Gallipoli 12th August 1915 "sick"

WIA: 28th July 1916 "G.S.W. left thigh, ankle"

Transferred to the 17th ANZAC Light Railway Operating Coy.

2nd WIA: 1st November 1917 "Gas Poison shell (severe)"

RTA: 19th April 1919


Near EF $975


Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 4566 PTE A. L. WOLSTENHOLME 18 BN AIF

Emb. 9 April 1916

WIA 30 May 1918 gassed.

RTA 13 November 1919

Comes with copies of letters from Pte Wolstenholmes widow and family still applying for a widows pension in 1975. The letters state that his cause of death was mustard gassing in 1936. One letter states that he was a Military Medal winner, although there appears to be no mention of this in his records.

VF$ 450




Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 3199 Pte. J. C. Robertson 18 Bn. AIF - transfered to ANZAC LT. RAILWAY

emb. 20 Nov.1915  RTA 20 Dec.1918

 Gd VF$ 400




Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 6675 T.Cpl. J. Broadgate 20 Bn. AIF

emb. 7 Feb.1917  RTA 30.Jan.1920

WIA 3 Oct.1918 - gassed ,19 May 1918 fractured skull

finished up with Graves Registration.

 VF $ 475






GROUP 1: Trio: 1914/15 star, British War and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 734 L-CPL (PTE on star). W. CAMERON 22/BN AIF.

EMB: 10th May 1915

Taken on strength at Gallipoli 30th August 1915

WIA: 5th August 1916 "Gunshot wound thigh"

RTA: 12th February 1917

Note: Records show William Cameron's medals were issued in 1939 to his wife as they were unclaimed.


GROUP 2: Four: 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star. War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939/45 all medals correctly impressed to VX103820 W. D. CAMERON

Note: Due to William David Cameron's file not being opened at this stage, all we can ascertain is that he enlisted on the 16th July 1942 and served with the 2/10th TSPT PL. Further research required.


VF $1350


Pair: British war medal and Victory medal impressed to 5355 PTE G. B. GAMMON 23 BN AIF

Emb. 1st August 1916

WIA: 11th March 1917 "Gunshot wound spine, severe"

RTA: 24th October 1917 and subsequently discharged "medically unfit" as a result of his wounds

Note: Victory medal was posted out and returned to sender before being re-issued


VF $400


Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal both correctly impressed to 4776 PTE J. W. TRATFORD 23 BN.  A.I.F.

Emb. 4th April 1916

RTA 22nd July 1919

A Good soldier with minimal on his record!


 VF $375  



Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 1750 Pte. J. F. Whiteway-Wilkinson 24 Bn. AIF.

emb.16 July 1915 England, then France 10 Jan.1916 - therefore not entitled to star.


Good VF $ 525




Trio: 1914/15 star, British War and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 86 PTE. D. DYNON 25/BN AIF.

EMB: 29th June 1915 (25th Bn)

Admitted hospital 24th February 1917 "Frost bite toes"

WIA: 10th November 1917 listed as "Gassed" and "Trench Fever"

Taken on strength 26th Bn. 12th September 1918

RTA: 27th July 1919


VF $935




GROUP 1: Pair: British War and Victory Medal both correctly impressed to 3225 PTE H. J. STONE 25 BN AIF.

EMB: 30th December 1915

WIA: 29th July 1916 "G. S. W Head"

RTA: 13th February 1917.

Note: Comes with Henry James Stones Returned from active service, Services rendered and R.S.L badge


GROUP 2: Four: 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star. War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939/45 all medals correctly impressed to QX103820 H. A. STONE

Note: Henry Allan Stones file is not opened at this stage, but with his Demobilization and Record of Service booklets we can confirm that he enlisted on the 11th March 1943 and served with the 15th Field Ambulance. Further research required. Also comes with Drivers and Red Cross I.D. and Returned from active service badge. Plenty of information in these booklets for a collector to decipher.


VF- Near EF $975


Pair: British war medal and Victory medal impressed to 6228 A/L/CPL T. C. COUCHMAN 27 BN AIF

Previous service states "3 Yrs. SNR Cadets" and "Citizens Forces 78th Batt, still serving"

Emb: 28th August 1916 with the 10th Bn AIF

Transferred to 27th Bn from the 10th Bn on the 17th December 1916

WIA: 1st March 1917 "GSW Back, Severe"

Medical record states the following in regards to his wounding "Was wounded in left lumbar region by a piece of bomb when attacking a German trench".

RTA: 16th January 1919

Note: Comes with Thomas Coachman's original medal box and packaging


EF $425


Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 5875 Pte. H. H. Knight 27 Bn.  AIF

emb.20 Oct 1916  RTA 20 Oct 1917

WIA 18 May 1917 GSW right leg

Complete with three service badges as pictured

 Vf $ 475




Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 6334 Pte. R. W. L. Thorpe 27 Bn.  AIF

emb.28 Aug.1916 (10 Bn.)   RTA 15 Sept. 1918

3 Times wounded by GUN SHOT!

GSW LEG 17 March 1917

GSW Right thigh (severe) 20 Sept 1917

GSW Arm right & leg 29 March 1918

An outstanding pair to a very gallant soldier who recieved 3 gun shot wounds on 3 occasions

 VF $ 750




Trio: 1914/15 star, British War and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 927 PTE P. A. ROBERTS 29/BN AIF.

Previous service Commonwealth Senior Cadets

EMB: 10th Nov 1915

Transferred to the 5th Pioneers Bn 3rd  March 1916

RTA: 9th March 1919



Note: Comes with two original ribbon bars

Medals returned to sender 1923 and re sent in 1926


 VF $845

Trio: 1914/15 star, British War and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 744 PTE W. J. REDMOND 30/BN AIF.

EMB: 9th Nov 1915 "C" Coy

William John Redmond was diagnosed with Rheumatism and was in and out of hospital.

RTA: 1st July 1916

Discharged: 2nd M.D (medically unfit) 3rd Jan 1917


VF $675

Trio: 1914/15 star, British War and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 282 BDR (PTE on Star) E. W. RYDER 31/BN AIF.

EMB: 9th Nov 1915 "C" Coy

Transferred to 113th How Battery (13th F.A.D) 15th March 1916.

Discharged: 1st M.D 3rd March 1919


GOOD VF $775

Trio: 1914/15 star, British War and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 1389 PTE E. P. WHITFIELD 32/BN AIF.

Previous service T.L.H (Toodjay Light Horse) time expired

EMB: 18th Nov 1915

Transferred to 14th F.A.B on the 15th March 1916.

Discharged: 5.M.D (medically unfit) 13th Dec 1917


VF $775


Pair: British war medal and Victory medal impressed to 2138 PTE A. ROGERS 37 BN AIF

Emb. 25th September 1916

WIA: 27th May 1917 "GSW Leg Frac."

Transferred to the 39th Bn on the 12th October 1918 (reallocated service number 2138A)

RTA: 7th September 1919


Good VF $400

PAIR: British War and Victory Medal, both correctly impressed to 2892 PTE I. C. W. D. POWELL 37/BN AIF.

EMB: 16th Dec 1916

Detached to 10th FLD Coy ENG. before returning to 37thBN

Accidental injury 5th August 1918

RTA: 2nd Aug 1919


Note: BMW 8 VM returned to sender and then reposted in 1923. Appears to have enlisted as V390028, V9522 and VX23672 in WW2?


VF $375

PAIR: British War and Victory Medal, both correctly impressed to 1862 PTE F. MADDERN 38/BN AIF.

EMB: 12th Aug 1916 43rdBN

T.O.S: 38thBN 13th Nov 1916

W.I.A: G.S.W (face) 13th Oct 1917

W.I.A: (2nd) 5th Oct 1918 (gassed)

RTA: 9th June 1919


Note: WW2 service as S73763.


VF $475

PAIR: British War and Victory Medal, both correctly impressed to 78 CQMS A. C. COLLYER 39/BN AIF.

EMB: 27th May 1916

Appointed CQMS 22nd Oct 1916

Trench fever 8th Apr 1918

Discharged 18th May 1919 3rdM.D




Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 426 PTE H. J. Candy 39 BN. AIF

1. WIA Shrapnel wound L. Hand, Left Thigh and side of chest 4.10.1917 (finger removed)

2nd WIA. Shrapnel wound Shoulder right and GSW face 25.8.1918

Comes with:

1. Rising Sun hat badge

2. Gold and enamel sweet heart R/Sun (marked 9ct)

3. enamel colour patch

4. 3 x Sevice related badges.

4. Rare Gold tribute medal engraved "To Pte.H.J.Candy, from the citizens of Macorna and District on his return from the war 4.2.19".                                                                                          



Good VF $1485


Four: British War, Victory, War Medal 1939/45 and Australian Service Medal 1939/45. WW1 medals impressed to 3331 PTE. S. K. KLEMM 42 BN AIF. WW2 medals impressed Q121440 S. K. KLEMM.

National Archives States "Records Lost" but we are able to work out the following from the AWM and a Newspaper article surrounding his death.

EMB: 14th June 1917 as a SGT with the 42nd Bn

Previous service stated "INSTL STAFF". This explains no 1914/15 star and his embarkation as a SGT if he had stayed back to train soldiers at the outbreak of war

WIA: Gassed (Newspaper article mentions this, no date given)

WW2 service states Stanley Karl Klemm enlisted as Q121440 Warrant Officer Class 2 with 6 Bn Vol.Def Corps on the 13th Jan 1942.

Newspaper article mentioned above is an extract from the Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser 17th September 1943 which outlines WO2 Klemm's death whilst in service in 1943. "He was appointed to the 6th Battalion. Regarded as a specialist in demolition work, he also instructed in other sections." WO2 Stenley Klemm (49 years) collapsed and died at the Nambour railway station.

Note: Comes with a stunning crossed rifles gold fob "To S. K. Klemm from residents of Jondaryan, District 1919". A lot more research is required with this group which can only enhance what appears to be outstanding service.


VF $1100

PAIR: British War and Victory Medal, both correctly impressed to 1117 PTE H. JONES 43/BN AIF.

EMB: 9th Jun 1916

W.I.A: G.S.W (face) 5th Dec 1917

RTA: 12th Jun 1919


VF $425


Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 855 Cpl. S. C. Avery 43 Bn.AIF

emb. 9 June 1916 RTA 12 Dec. (due to wounds).

WIA 18 April 1918 GSW arm

WIA 25 Aug.1918 GSW shoulder

Made L.Cpl in bombing platoon

Near VF $ 575






Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 213 PTE A. WRIGHT 43 BN AIF

Emb. 9th June 1916

Transferred 16th February to 3rd DIV. SAL. COY.

RTA 9th May 1919

Comes with issue boxes and badges as pictured.


 EF $375



PAIR: British War and Victory Medal, both correctly impressed to 7440 A-CPL J. H. FORD 44/BN AIF.

EMB: 29th Jun 1917

Transferred to 44thBN 4th Dec 1917

Discharged 5thM.D 10th Apr 1919


Note: Comes with services rendered badge.


VF $425


Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 3083 Pte. H. H. Jones 44 Bn. AIF

emb. 29 Jan.1917

Discharged medically unfit due to gassing 27 May 1918

Complete with two service badges and title as pictured

VF $ 425




Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal both correctly impressed to 2031 PTE R. BYRNES 45 BN. A.I.F.

Previous service noted as "8th Hussars, 7 yrs active reserve, 9 yrs reserve. Discharge on completion of time."

Emb. 22nd April 1916

Acc. Injured 15th October 1917 "Injuries to muscles of lumber region"

Transferred to the Australian Corp School from the 45th Bn on the 7th July 1918

Discharged 21st July 1919

Bathurst enlistment.

 Good VF  $425


PAIR: British War and Victory Medal, both correctly impressed to 2891 PTE F. V. DRIVER 54/BN AIF.

EMB: 26th Oct 1916

W.I.A: 14th Aug 1917 (trench fever)

RTA: 21st Dec 1917 (as a result of trench fever)

Discharged (medically unfit) 19th Mar 1918


GOOD VF $400



Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 5117 DVR S. C. HENDLEY 56 BN AIF

Emb. 1st April 1916

WIA. 8th September 1916. G. S. W. (Left Thigh)

Transferred to 17th BN from the 56th BN 1st April 1917

RTA 1st July 1919

Interesting note: Trade at calling "Jockey"



 VF $400



PAIR: British War and Victory Medal, both correctly impressed to 1949 PTE L. MCDONALD 57/BN AIF.

EMB: 4th May 1916

Transferred from 59thBN to 57th BN 10th Dec 1916

RTA: 15th May 1919

Discharged 15th Aug 1919 2ndM.D


 VF $400

PAIR: British War and Victory Medal, both correctly impressed to 3358 PTE J. BUCHAN 58/BN AIF.

EMB: 16th July 1917

T.O.S 58thBN 18th Jan 1918

Transferred to the 5th M.G BN 18th Jan 1918

Discharged (medically unfit) 8th Nov 1918 3rdM.D


GOOD VF $400


Pair: British war medal and Victory medal impressed to 2930 PTE N. S. KING 59 BN AIF

Previous service listed as the 29th INF AUST. RIFLES

Emb: 3rd November 1916

Transferred from the 59th Bn to the A. G. H. (underage personnel) 27th September 1917

Transferred back to the 59th Bn from the 2nd Aust. Gen. Hosp. 12th August 1918

RTA: 30th September 1919

Note: It appears that Norman Sydney King served almost a year with the 59th Bn before they discovered he had lied about his age and subsequently sent him to the AGH underage personnel section until he came of age. This group also comes with Norman Sydney King's original medal box.


EF $375

PAIR: British War and Victory Medal, both correctly impressed to 5732 PTE W. K. SHARPLES 59/BN AIF.

EMB: 4th May 1916 14thBN

Transferred to the 59thBN 1st Jun 1916

Trench feet 14th Dec 1916

W.I.A: 25th Apr 1918 (G.S.W face)

W.I.A: (2nd occurrence) 2nd Sept 1918 (shell right leg)

Discharged 7th Dec 1919 3rdM.D


Note: Medals returned to sender and resent in 1924.


VF $475


Trio: 1914-15 Star correct impressed style to 1556 Pte. L. H. B. Hudd, 9........[A]I.F. (unit details are faint due to weak striking); British War and Victory Medals correctly impressed 1556 Pte. L. H. B. Hudd, 9........[A]I.F.

This group comes with a beautifully designed certificate of service outlining the following;

"Leslie Hilland Bruce Hudd was born in McLaren Vale, South Australia. A Lithographer by occupation and a member of the Public Service Rifle Club, he enlisted into the 9th Light Horse Regiment A.I.F. on 3 September 1915. He embarked for overseas service at Adelaide, aboard the Geelong, 18 November 1915, as part of the 12th Reinforcements to the 9th Light Horse and landed at Egypt. With the unit Hudd served in the raid on the Turkish outpost of Jifjafa in the Sinai, April 1916. On 5th August 1916 he served in the mounted attack on the Turks occupying the high ridge at Hamisah and on 9th August took part in the heavy fighting at Bir el Abd, where the light horsemen were attacked by near overwhelming numbers of Turks. The stubborn steadiness of the Light Horsemen, fighting throughout, in the heat of the day, saved the retreat from becoming a route. Casualties were heavy with eight officers and sixty-five other ranks killed and thirty-three officers and two hundred and ten other ranks wounded. In October 1916 Trooper Hudd was transferred to the H.Q. of the 3rd Light Horse. This unit later took part in the actions at Mazar, El Arish, Magdhaba and Rafa. His papers record that Hudd had several run-ins with authority - noting 'neglect of duty' in failing to clean his rifle, in May 1917 and 'failing to salute an officer', in August 1918. Hudd returned to Australia aboard the Delta on 2 August 1919."


Nearly VF $985



Trio: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.1914/15 Star and Victory Medal impressed to 846 PTE D. Campbell 12 L. H. RGT AIF

Emb. 25 June 1915

Transferred to the 7th Light Horse 2 October 1915 (Gallipoli)

On the 21st of October 1915 Trooper Campbell was evacuated off the peninsula to the "Somali" hospital ship with enteric fever which eventually led to his discharge on the 28th of November 1916

VF $ 1250





Trio: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 578 PTE (DVR on pair) R. B. BELL 1. A. G. H. (2 - L. H. F. AMB. on pair) AIF

Emb. 8th April 1915

Transferred from 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance to the 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance 18th August 1917

Medical discharge "Colic" 17th January 1918



 VF $800




Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal both correctly impressed to 572. J. C. CLOW 3 PNR BN.  A.I.F.

Emb. 6th June 1916

Transferred to Flying Corps 4th May 1917

Promoted 1AM (CPL Mech) 24th November 1917 A.F.C.

RTA 22nd September 1919

An interesting pair to an extremely rare unit.


 VF $495  





Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 18493 PTE R. R. COOPER 1 A. G. H. AIF

Private Coopers service is best summed up in his own words whilst applying for a new discharge paper....

"I enlisted Adelaide 1917 and left for England the same year. I was then attached to the Army Medical. On arriving in France I was sent to 1st Aust. General Hosp. I stayed until we came back to England.



GD VF $375




Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal both correctly impressed to 19785 PTE. H. LITTLER. A. H. S.  A.I.F.

 Unfortunately Private Littlers records are incomplete with one of his attestation papers recording his enlistment date as March 1918 with an interesting comment stating previous service as "A.M.C. Hospital Ship 15 months still serving". Making his true enlistment around the end of 1916.

RTA 7th March 1919

An interesting pair to an extremely rare unit.


 Near EF $595  



Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 28673 GNR. J. PALMER 2-D.A.C. AIF

Emb. 25 October 1916

Hospital sick 20 October 1917

RTA 3 March 1919 and discharged as "Medically unfit"

Gnr Palmer also served in the 4th F.A.B and the A.M.T.C.



 VF $350




Photo of Private Whyms courtesy of

Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 31851 GNR. E. J. V. WHYMS 4 D. A. C. AIF

Emb. 2nd December 1916

To Field Ambulance 21st November 1917

Transferred to A. A. M. C. 1st November 1918 (1st A. War Hospital)

RTA 18th July 1919




 Near EF $375




Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 12269 DVR T. S. Browne 2 F.A.B. AIF

Emb. 28 January 1916

Posted to 112 Bty 24th Howitzer Bde. 28 March 1916

Hospital Sick 22 March 1918

RTA 28 September 1918 Discharged as "Medically unfit"




 VF $350




Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 27596 DVR F. G. LINTON 6 F.A.B. A.I.F.

Emb. 20th October 1916

RTA 18th July 1919

Comes with three hallmarked silver prize fobs. The engravings on each are as follows;







 VF $425




Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 19689 Dvr. C. Kerr 8 F.A.B . AIF

Emb.20 May 1916 

Discharged 15 March 1919

Complete with three service badges and issue boxes as pictured


Gd VF $400




Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 33665 GNR. G. COLLINS 13 - F.A.B. AIF

Emb. 11th May 1917

WIA 27th October 1917 "Gun shot wound face"

RTA 4th September 1919


VF $400






Four; 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal correctly impressed to VX65474 K. A. Sherry

Lance-Sergeant Sherry a native from Ballarat, Victoria enlisted in 1941.

He joined the 2/5th Independent Company and sailed for Port Moresby, joining Kanga Force in 1942. Tasked to reconnoitre Japanese positions at Lae and Salamaua and to conduct raids against the Japanese.

On 30 Jun, the 2/5th raided Salamaua, killing over 120 Japanese for three Australian wounded.

In the following months, the 2/5th patrolled the Huon Gulf area. When the Japanese started to concentrate around Mubo in preparation for an attack on Wau, the 2/5th raided Mubo and ambushed Japanese troops moving inland. After the battle, the 2/5th carried out more long range patrols in the Markham Valley, before returning to Australia in May.

In July 1945 the 2/5th also took part in the landing at Balikpapan, Borneo.

A very desirable Commando grouping to a Sergeant.


 VF $1000






Five: 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and Australian Service Medal correctly impressed to VX18985 C. W. Mucklow,

Sergeant Charles William Mucklow a native from Nathalia, Victoria enlisted on 6 Jun 1940. The 2/2nd  Pioneer Battalion fought as companies during the Syrian campaign, but when the Vichy French counter-attacked Merdjayoun on 15 Jun 1941, the 2/2nd regrouped to hold the Litani Bridge and prevent further enemy advance.

On 17 Jun, the 2/2nd participated in the attack on Fort Merdjayoun. French machine-gun fire quickly stopped the attack and the Australians suffered 27 killed, 29 captured, and 46 wounded.

In early 1942 the 2/2nd sailed on the Orcades reaching Oosthaven in Sumatra before going to Batavia. The troops aboard Orcades combined as ‘Blackforce’ to defend Java. The Japanese landed on Java on 28 February 1942. Blackforce went into action at Leuwiliang near Buitenzorg on 4 March fighting against the Japanese for two days but was ordered to lay down arms the day after Dutch surrender on the 8th of March. The majority of the 2/2nd survived the fighting and spent the rest of the war as prisoners. Of these, 258 men died, most while working on the Burma-Thailand railway.

Mucklow was part of Williams Force, who worked the Burma end of the railway. He died of beri beri at Tha Makham camp, Thailand, on 29 Jan 1944. His body was recovered at the end of the war and reinterred in the CWGC cemetery at Kanchanaburi, Thailand.







Five: 1939/45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Australian Service Medal correctly impressed to 400969 R. F. Cripps

Flight Sergeant Cripps a native from Glenferrie Vic, enlisted on the 7th of December 1940.

On 9 Jan 43, Cripps was tasked as bomb aimer aboard Lancaster W4371 of 12 Sqn, Bomber Command. The aircraft took off from RAF Station Wickenby, to carry out a mine laying operation in the Saint Peter’s Head area of the West Frisian Islands, near the Danish coast. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it the Lancaster and crew failed to return to base.

The crew was listed as missing in action, and an investigation determined the crew was killed in flying battle. Two other planes were also listed as missing at the same time.

Official report states “It is presumed to have been lost owing to enemy action over the target which it was detailed to attack”

Historian Alan Storr states “Following post war investigations and enquires, it was recorded in 1949 that the missing crew had lost their lives at sea”.

This is a rare Air Crew Europe Killed in Action group to an Australian and seldom seen on the market.


 Near EF $3850



Five: 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Pacific Star, War Medal (M.I.D.) and Australian Service Medal 1939/45 to an Officer of the 2/43rd Btn. AIF. War Medal and ASM are correctly impressed to SX6994 R. B. Davis. Stars un-named as often found.

MID London Gazette 24-6-1943. Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 16-3-1944 "Award for El Alamein"

WIA 10/8/1941 Tobruk.

Promoted to be Lieutenant 3/1/1943.

Comes with large quantity of research. Original train ticket and Battalion Car Badge for the 2/43rd, plus old period plastic coated ribbon bar, pre ASM award.

EF $2350

Five: 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal (M.I.D.) and Australian Service Medal 1939/45. All medals Officially impressed to WX27990 T. H. Kenafick. (13 Field Coy. AIF).

MID "For exceptional service in the field in S.W. Pacific area"

London Gazette 6/3/1947. Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 6/3/1947.

Complete with his original pocket watch "To T. Kenafick railway picnic Committee Southern Cross September 28th 1903"

Records show that Sgt Kenafick was part of a bomb disposal unit in LAE


Group of Five : 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939/45 and Australian Service Medal 39/45. Defence Medal, War Medal and ASM are correctly impressed to W. 3060 S. L. SCORGIE with the stars being unnamed as often found.

Stoker Scorgie served on the HMAS Swan whilst in January 1942 it was lucky to escape when attacked by Japanese bombers. The HMAS Swan was then tasked to reinforce (Sparrow Force) in Timor where it was attacked by a force of 45 Japanese aircraft and again narrowly escaped. Whilst taking shelter in Darwin, Australia had its first attack on Australian soil and the HMAS Swan took indirect hits trying to escape the harbour. The HMAS Swan had 3 killed in action and 19 wounded. 


VF $550

Group of Four : 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939/45 and Australian Service Medal 39/45. Both the War Medal and ASM are correctly impressed to F. 5172  A. W. H. JOHNSON with the stars being unnamed as often found.

Seaman Johnson served on multiple Aux. Minesweepers including the HMAS Bendigo as the first Australian Minesweeper to take up duties between Milne Bay and Manus.

After New Guinea patrols, Seaman Johnson was deployed in various anti-submarine roles in the Philippine waters and then on to Hong Kong.


VF $375

Five: 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and Australian Service Medal. Defence Medal, War Medal and Australian Service Medal all correctly named to VX2446 R.A.K. Fairless (2/2nd Field Ambulance). Stars un-named as often found.

FAIRLESS REGINALD ALLEN KEITH : Service Number - VX2446 : Date of birth - 28 Jun 1908 : Place of birth - WEST MELB VIC : Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE VIC : Next of Kin - FAIRLESS ERNEST

WIA 19/5/1941 Severely wounded Crete and as a result evacuated back to Australia for discharge. Records open to public.

A very nice Crete Casualty group $725


Six: 1939/45 Star, Burma Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939/45, Queens Korea Medal and United Nations Korea Medal. WW2 medals are all unnamed as issued. Korea Pair correctly impressed to 3/10957 W. J. Whitford.

T/Sgt William John Whitford served with the English army in WW2 (service number 14922415), before enlisting into the Australian army and serving in Korea with 2 RAR

Comes complete with Australian Military Forces Certificate of Discharge (Korean overseas service of 1 year and 44 days). Royal Australian Regiment shoulder title, Ribbon Bar and both medal entitlement cards (WW2 and Korea) confirming all awards.

Near EF $785







Group of Five : 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939/45 and Australian Service Medal 39/45. Defence Medal, War Medal and ASM are correctly impressed to F. 4920 J. S. SUMMERS with the stars being unnamed as often found.

Seaman Summers served on the HMAS Melville (Darwin) during the last part of the Darwin raids. He also served on the HMAS Mercades (Aux. Minesweeper) and then on to the HMAS Heros in various anti-submarine roles.





Trio: British War Medal, Victory Medal and Coronation medal (QE11). WW1 pair impressed to 31692 DVR S. H. HATTON 36 - H. A. G. AIF. Coronation unnamed as issued.

Comes with a copy of Dvr Hattons photo and profile of service (as pictured).

"Driver Samuel Howard Hatton (31692) enlisted on the 2nd October, 1916, and embarked on the 23rd December with the 9/25th F.A.B. He was in action with the 54th Siege Battalion near Nieuport, and also Polygon Woods, Ypres, Menin Woods, and the Passchendaele stunt. He was slightly gassed at the latter place, and returned to Australia on the 13th May, 1918.

Also comes with coronation roll, confirming that Samuel Hatton was an official guest at the coronation service.

An extremely rare WW1 group to an enlisted man with the QE11 coronation medal








Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 6109 Pte. F. L. Macey 3 F.A.B. Pk. Sec. AIF

emb.29 Dec.1916  discharged 19 Dec 1919





Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 176 Pte. C. W. Greet 60 Bn.  AIF

emb. 18 May 1916 ( spent 3 months with cyclists)

KIA 30 Aug. 1918 - missing then burried German cem. Barleux, Peronne

60 Bn impressed on medals is only found on KIA due to the Bn. being disbanded.




 Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal. Correctly impressed to 2893 PTE J. H. TATTERSALL 44-BN. A.I.F.

Emb. 29th December 1916

M.I.A. 1 August 1917

 Classed as K.I.A. by a board of enquiry 8th January 1918. A Red Cross file exists going into details of his unfortunate death (see photos)

Due to there being no known grave for Private Tattersall he is honoured on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Private Tattersall enlisted in Kalgoorlie.                                                   




Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to LIEUT. L. D. LOBASCHER AIF

Emb. 30th October 1916 as "O. C. troops"

RTA 22nd November 1919

Comes with an original letter of recommendation from Beaconsfield state school where he attended, dated 1907. Also an engraved watch presented to him by the 32nd Battalion Association in appreciation of his services as Honourary secretary 1-9-1936






Group of six : QSA  five clasps " CC,OFS,T SA 01,SA 02" (K.R.R.C) top two clasps loose. 1914 -15 STAR, BRITISH WAR & VICTORY MEDALS impressed  2387 Pte/Sgt T.Rogers K.R.R.C. 1939 WAR & AUST.SERVICE MEDALS impressed W243298  T.Rogers.


A nice rare Boer War to WW2 group with his final period still being active service in the 18 Maint. Platoon RAE, Western Australia.




Family grouping, Group One: Military Cross, 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal.

Military Cross period engraved to "LIEUT. T. N. W. B. STEELE 49TH BATT. A.I.F. MOUQUET FARM SEPT 1ST - 6TH 1916". 1914/15 star impressed to 74 PTE T. N. W. B. STEELE 11/L. H. RGT. A.I.F. British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to Captain T. N. W. B. Steele AIF.  Pacific Star, War medal and Australian Service Medal 1939/45 all impressed in the early small capital letter issue to NX137273 T. N. W. B. Steele.

Emb. 2 June 1915

Transferred to the 2nd Light Horse 29th August 1915 whilst on Gallipoli

Transferred again after Gallipoli to the 49th Bn. as an Officer.

Wins the Military Cross September 1916 "Mouquet Farm"

London Gazette 14th November 1916

RTA 16th April 1918

Captain Steeles WW2 record states that he was part of Eastern Command when he discharged after having been to the Pacific theatre of war.

A very important group to a soldier who rose through the ranks with the light horse in Gallipoli, recognised for his leadership and gallantry and then went on to serve overseas in WW2.

Complete with various silver pens, vesta, lighter and card case. All with initials or monogram.

Second group to the son of Captain Steele M.C.

Group of four 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star (late style period official engraved),War Medal 1939/45 and Australian Service Medal (officially impressed) to NX51099  R.B.Steele who served in the 2/6th Australian Armoured Regiment who with their tanks were involved in the actions at Buna and Sanananda.

He is noted on the roll of the Regimental book "The Vital Factor" which gives an excellent account of Australia's first tank action for WW2 in PNG making his group of 4 that much more interesting.

Complete with excellent photo, Discharge paper and one of his colour patches.      





Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal both correctly impressed to 6084 PTE G. F. E. SMITH 2 BN.  A.I.F.

Emb. 22nd August 1916

 Died. Suffocation by immersion (found in river Seine)

 Buried at St. Sever (Rouen) "Accidently drowned"

We have attached a copy of the Witness report surrounding the circumstances of Private Smith's death. It is very hard to imagine this as an accident?





Trio: Military Medal, British War Medal and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 4746 PTE. A. BRYANT 8 BN. A.I.F.

Emb. 29th May 1916

WIA 18th August 1916 G.S.W. Foot/right

 2nd WIA  11th October 1917 G.S.W. Knee

3rd WIA 28th August 1918 Gassed

RTA 23rd March 1919

London Gazette 14th May 1919

 Very strong service with the award of the Military Medal and three times wounded.








Eight: Military Medal, British War Medal and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 2228 PTE F. ROBERTSON 58 BN. A.I.F. 1939/45 Star, Africa star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939/45 and Australian Service medal 1939/45 all correctly impressed to VX44370 E. J. ROBERTSON

Emb. 1st May1916

WIA 25th April 1918 G.S.W. Neck

London Gazette 17th June 1919

RTA 5th August 1919

Due to his WW2 records being unopened (at this stage) we can only see an outline of his Africa service of which he served with the pay corp as a sergeant.

Francis appears to have changed his name to Eric (most likely due to his age) on enlistment in WW2 and this is backed up by his WW1 records that states that he has "No relatives living", The difference in age is roughly 5 years between the records and therefore can not be a son. These medals have all come together from a very old collection and is worthy of further research. A strong citation and a very impressive grouping.






L/CPL "Paddy" Fitzgerald in Egypt


Group of Four, plus ANZAC plaque: Military Medal, 1914/15 star, British War Medal and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 341 L/CPL. P. FITZGERALD 23 BN. A.I.F.

ANZAC medallion correctly named to P. FITZGERALD

Enlisted. 15th February 1915 as an original member of "B" company

WIA 3rd May 1917 G.S.W. R/Arm

 2nd WIA  16th May 1918 (slight) remained on duty

RTA 9th March 1919

Commonwealth Gazette 27th Aug 1917

 The following extract was supplied by Paddys niece (in 1989) as part of paddy's story. There are four pages in total.

"Upon disembarkation at Alexandria the 2nd Division were transfered to the A.I.F. camp at MENA where further training was carried out prior to reinforcing the troops already on Gallipoli. On the morning of September the 2nd, 1915, the transport ship "SOUTHLAND", a vessel of 11,899 tons carrying 1600 men of the 21st BTN and "B" company of the 23rd BTN from Alexandria to Lemnos, was torpedoed in the AEGEAN SEA, causing a loss of one officer and 32 men.

It was during this action that Paddy saved the life of a soldier and was believed to have been recommended for a V.C. but a subsequent fight with a member of the provost corps saw an end to any award.

The troops were rescued by the hospital ship "NEURALIA" and other ships and were returned to Alexandria where they were regrouped and returned to Gallipolli arriving between the 6th - 8th of September, 1915.

The 23rd BTN relieved the 13th Light Horse Regiment at Lone Pine...... Paddy was evacuated from Gallipoli on the night of 12th December, 1915, with "A" party of the 6th Brigade where he returned to Egypt."






Three: British War Medal, Victory Medal and E11 coronation medal first two correctly impressed to 37326 A-CPL. R. T. GORE 4 D.A.C. A.I.F.

Enlisted on the 5th September 1916

Embarked 5th November 1917

RTA 31st March 1919

Ralph Thomas Gore was born in Glen Innes, NSW, on 4 October 1888. He was educated at Brisbane Grammar School and was called to the Queensland Bar in 1915. He was associate to Sir Samuel Griffith in 1915-16 and then served in the Artillery in WW1. He practised at the Queensland Bar 1919-24 and became Crown Law Officer in Papua in 1924. He was judge of the Supreme Court of Pupua 1928-42 and Judge of the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea 1945-62. He died in 1968.

As the CBE is an unnamed medal, one could easily acquire the medal to add to this important group.








Captain Smith-Ryan



Four; 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal all correctly impressed WX3453 A. R. Smith-Ryan

A bank officer with the Commercial Bank of Australia from Northam, WA, enlisted on 21 Nov 1940, after service as a Lieutenant in the 11th Battalion of the Militia. As the original Second-in-Command of ‘B’ Company, 2/4th MG Bn.

Landing in Singapore in January 1942 with his company as support to the Manchester Fusiliers originally tasked with defending the naval base. From 8–15 of February, 137 men of 2/4th MG Bn were killed or missing, 106 wounded, and 24 suffered ‘shell shock’ from Japanese air, artillery and infantry attacks.

Upon the units surrender, he was marched to Changi with remnants of 2/4th MG Bn and spent the duration of the war in Adam Park and Changi. He was responsible for writing the unit’s War Diary and secretly kept a personal diary whilst a POW, hidden from the Japanese. Much of what we know about the 2/4th MG Bn during the Battle for Singapore was extracted from these diaries. He was recovered in 1945, and returned to WA, living in East Perth. He died in Floreat Park, WA, on 13 Nov 1970.

A very rare officer’s medal group to a key player in the 2/4th story






Private William Henry Francis Clarke



Six; 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, War Medal,  Australian Service Medal and Greek War Medal. Allk Australian medals correctly impressed to WX292 W. H. F. Clarke.

William Henry Francis Clarke a mill hand from Swanbourne, WA, enlisted on 7 Nov 1939. An original member of 2/11th  Bn,

Private Clarke saw action at Bardia, Tobruk and Derna before the campaign in Greece.

On the 17th of April 1941 during a Luftwaffe airstrike on the withdrawal through Brallos Pass Private Clarke was tragically killed (being the first member of the Battalion killed in action in the Greek campaign). He was quickly buried by the side of the road and his body has not been recovered.

Private Clarke was later commemorated on the Athens Memorial, Greece.


Ex: Status International sale Oct 2009






WX2246 George Sandercock



Seven; 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Pacific Star, War Medal, Australian Service Medal and Greek War Medal. All Australian medals correctly impressed to WX2246 G Sandercock,

A miner from Brookton, WA, Lance-Bombardier enlisted on 25 Apr 1940. He disembarked with 2/3rd Field Regiment at Gourock, Scotland on 17th June 1940 for training, where the 2/3rd was equipped with the new 25 Pounder. He arrived in Palestine on 31 Dec 1940, supporting the advance across North Africa to the frontier. Sandercock drove a truck shot up by enemy aircraft on 26th of February 1941. He embarked for Greece on 26 Mar 1941 In support of the New Zealanders they supported at Elasson on the 18th of April, at Erithrai on the 26th of April and at Porto Rafti on 27th of April 1941.

The 2/3rd lost 7 KIA, 17 WIA and 2 POW in Greece and destroyed their guns before the withdrawal to Crete on 3 Jun 1941. The 2/3rd was engaged against German paratroop landings at Suda and Retimo and covered the withdrawal to Sfakia prior to evacuation. Sandercock was amongst the final troops to be evacuated from Crete. The 2/3rd lost 20 KIA, 30 WIA and 126 POW on Crete.

After recuperating back in the Middle East, the 2/3rd returned to Australia on 25 Mar 1942. Sandercock landed with the 2/3rd at Aitape on 17 Oct 1944, remaining until the end of the war, returning from Wewak on 20 Sep 1945. Discharged on 30 Oct and died in Melville, WA on 7 Oct 1976.






Three:Military Medal, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Military Medal impressed 3585 CPL J. H. Priest 10/AUST. INF. And War and Victory medals impressed 3585 SGT. J. H. Priest 27 BN AIF (having served in both the 10th and 27th Bn)

Emb. 11th January 1916

WIA: 18th September 1918. Gun Shot Wound Left Ear. This wound was prior to the advance that won him the military medal and it appears he was also wounded a further second time.

London Gazette 17th June 1919

Discharged 27th October 1919

An extremely impressive citation for the heavy fighting at Jeancourt where it appears SGT Priest not only assaulted machine gun positions, but also came back with six prisoners.






Trio: Military Medal, British War Medal and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 1662 L/CPL P. GOGGIN 53 BN. A.I.F.

Emb. 14th April 1916

Military Medal action 14th November 1917

 London Gazette 23rd February 1917

RTA 19th April 1919

A good defensive action in repelling the enemy

Comes with a photo of Corporal Ward and his original discharge paper.





Trio: Military Medal, War medal and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 2462 SJT W. DILLWORTH 46 BN. A.I.F.

Emb. 14th March 1916

 WIA 19th September 1918 G.S.W. Buttock severe

Discharged in London to get married 17th March 1919

A very good strong fighting citation.





Trio: Military Medal, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Military Medal is name erased, British War Medal and Victory Medal are correctly impressed to 3802 CPL. D. M. Baldwin 12 Bn. AIF.

Cpl Baldwin embarked on 17th December 1915 (not entitled to star).

WIA GSW Head and Arm 6. 9.1916

2nd WIA Left Thigh 10. 6. 1917

It was at this stage it appears that Cpl Baldwin wins his Military Medal at Messines with the 52nd Battalion. This is when the C.O. Lt. Col Pope is wounded. There is no clear citation for Cpl Baldwin only the London Gazette date of 20 December 1917.

This is a rare award to a double WIA soldier to the Western Australian branch of the 52nd Battalion.






 Four: Military Medal with second award Bar, 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Military Medal correctly impressed 2135 L.CPL C.L. COOPER. 20/AUST: INF.  PTE on 1914/15 STAR and SGT on British War and Victory Medal.

Emb. 1 August 1915

 WIA 6th May 1916 "Bomb Wounds"

 WIA  2nd Occasion 20 July 1916 Shrapnel wounds to his Right Leg and Face

 Award Military Medal 19th March 1917

 WIA 3rd  Occasion 5th May 1917 G.S.W left leg.

 KIA 13th October 1917.

Award of Bar to the Military Medal 14th October 1917


 This group is to a true fighting ANZAC. Not only is he wounded in action three times before he is killed in action, his Military Medal and Bar citations do not incorporate the actions in which he is wounded.







Trio: British War Medal, Victory Medal both correctly impressed to 26155 DVR A. H. FLOYD 51 BN. A.I.F. Death Plaque names AUSTIN HERBERT FLOYD.

Emb. 1st August 1916

K.I.A. 26th September 1917 (Ypres) Where the 51st played an important roll.

There is unfortunately no known grave for Private Floyd so he is honoured on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. He was from Wokalup near Harvey WA.


  Near EF SOLD



FAMILY GROUP : Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 3043 Pte. E. A. Beagley 12 Bn. AIF

emb. 14 Sept. 1915  Disch. 20 May 1919 entitled to Star

2. British War & Victory Medal impressed 37 Pte. R. H. Beagley 32 Bn .AIF

emb. 18 Nov 1915 WIA 3.Sept. 1916 GSW right arm D.O.W. (52nd Bn). - entitled to star.

3. WAR MEDAL 1939-45 12250 H. R. Beagley - full entitlement





Group of Four: 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, War medal 1939/45 and Australian Service Medal 1939/45. Both stars are in typical Navy chisel engraving, with the War Medal and ASM being impressed to F. 3105 J. N. FARRELL

Seaman Farrell served on multiple ships including the HMAS Manoora in 1940 (the Manoora seized  Norwegian and Italian vessels early in the war). He was also serving in the Sydney harbour during the Japanese submarine attack at HMAS Penguin before serving on the Bathurst class Corvette the HMAS Geelong.

At the end of the war Seaman Farrell served on the HMAS Diamentia taking the surrenders at Torokina, Nauru and Ocean Island. This was a small ship and as all three surrenders were conducted on her quarterdeck, he was most likely involved.



Group of Four : Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939/45 and Australian Service Medal 39/45. All medals impressed to 68012 K. E. Mills.

Sgt Mills was posted to the Overseas Headquarters and his records show that he was not issued or entitled to a 1939/45 star.

A confidential report was made on Sgt Mills stating he had "Radical ideas" and "Communistic principles". A very interesting group with the rare Italy star, only 3200 being issued to the Airforce and seldom impressed.



Trio : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL, BRITISH WAR MEDAL AND VICTORY MEDAL. QSA with five clasps "CC, OFS, T, 01, 02" impressed 1331 PTE F. A. McSHANE N.S.WALES M.R. BWM and Victory Medal impressed 3863 PTE. F. A. McSHANE 4 BN AIF.

Francis Andrew McShanes Boer war service was with the 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles and all five clasps are confirmed on the roll.

Enlisted in WW1 and embarked on the 7th January 1916

 WIA first occasion 27th July 1916 (Poison Gas)

 WIA 2nd occasion 29th September 1917 (remained on duty)

 WIA 3rd occasion 4th October 1917 (G.S.W. left hand)

 WIA 4th occasion 14th April 1918 (G.S.W. right leg severe)

RTA 1ST April 1919 (invalided)

Despite the newspaper article reporting a fifth wounding, we could only identify four. A remarkable soldier who certainly answered the call and more.

Comes complete with his dog tags as illustrated.







Trio: Military Medal, British War Medal and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 3234 PTE. G. A. THORNBERRY. 52ND/ AUST INF: (MT-DVR shown as rank on BWM)

Emb.23rd December 1916

Military Medal London Gazette 17th December 1917

WIA 5th April 1918 (Shrapnel Wound Left Thigh)

Discharged 1 September 1919

Interesting to note that his occupation in 1916 was as a Motor Driver. Also mentioned in Neville Browning's "The 52nd Battalion A. I. F." page 159 "The enemy bombardment constantly damaged the signal line from Brigade and Battalion Headquarters to the front line companies...... Whenever the lines were broken, runners had to deliver messages by hand and Privates E.J. O'Neill and G.A. Thornbury were awarded Military Medals for this work"






Trio: Military Medal, British War Medal and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 662 PTE. (DVR on campaign medals) W. J. GARTNER 31 BN. A.I.F.

Emb. 18th May 1916

Accidently wounded (shell wound hand) 25th May 1917 at the ANZAC instructional school (field). Board of inquiry  ruled it was due to the school using bad/dated munitions

Awarded Military Medal 14th May 1919 (London Gazette)

RTA 21st July 1919

Private Gartner was awarded the Military Medal near Villers Carbonnel in August 1918 whilst attending to the wounded in the open under heavy machine gun and artillery. His records go on to show a congratulatory card issued by the General Officer Commanding the 4th Army for "the conspicuous manner in which you conducted yourself on the battlefield in the face of the enemy" this is dated 2nd of October 1919. Unfortunately congratulatory cards are not always recorded and other than the letter acknowledging it (in his file) we may never know exactly what action it is for. The congratulatory card post dates the Military Medal so could be considered a second award.






Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 6207 Pte. S. A. Thrower 25 Bn. AIF

emb.27 Oct 1916 Dischared 12 Sept.1919

This soldier was always in trouble doing 12 months hard time

WIA 1 Sept.1918 Shrap.right knee-St.Quenton.

25th Bn. was one of the Bn's that Mutinied to avoid disbandment.




Single;  Maori War medal to Private William Williamson, 1st Waikato Regiment, killed in action at Titi Hill, Mauku, in October 1863, a native of Bendigo, Victoria. reverse undated  with the naming engraved in the correct period style to W. Williamson, Pr. 1st Waikato Regt

On the morning of the 23rd October 1863 firing was heard in the direction of Bald Hills. Lieutenant D. H. Lusk, who commanded the church stockade, sent out two scouts to reconnoitre. They discovered Maoris shooting cattle in the valley between the hills. On receiving their report Lieut. Lusk sent to the river stockade for reinforcements and at the same time dispatched a mounted orderly to Drury. The river stockade was in charge of Lieut. J. S. Perceval, an impulsive and inexperienced young officer. Disobeying his orders to join the church garrison he led a party of 13 men to the right, heading for the crest of Titi Hill, hoping to take the Maoris in the rear. The Maoris came skirmishing over the hill and rapidly outflanked Perceval’s party on both sides, pinning them down in some felled timber. About this time they were joined by Lieut. T. Norman who had just returned from Drury with the men’s pay.

Lieut. Lusk, observing the predicament of Lieut. Perceval, led his men in a foray up Titi Hill to join him. A desperate close-quarter battle followed, with repeated charges by about 150 Maori warriors. It was during this hand to hand fighting that the Militia casualties occurred; first Lieut. Perceval fell, then Lieut. Norman and several of the men. Falling back and clearing his right flank Lusk got his men into the cover of the bush. Retiring in good formation keeping to the cover of the forest and maintaining accurate shooting by sections, the party reached the church stockade without further casualties.

The fight was broken off and the Maoris headed for the Waikato River taking their wounded with them. Their dead were estimated at 30. During all this time the mounted orderly was having trouble convincing the Imperial officers in charge at Drury of the state of affairs at Mauku. Finally they dispatched two companies of Waikato Militia who arrived at Mauku that evening - too late to be of assistance.

An early morning reconnaissance discovered the bodies of the slain Militiamen, stripped and laid out in a row. They had all been tomahawked and a white haversack on a stick had been erected to mark their location.

Those killed were: Lieutenants John Perceval and Thomas Norman, Corporal M. Power, Privates W. Beysick, George O’Born, Farquhar McGillavray, and William Williamson, all of the 1st Waikato Regiment, and Private William Worthington of the Forest Rifles. Worthington was buried at Mauku but the bodies of the others were taken to Drury for burial where, in the overgrown churchyard of St. John’s, is still standing the forlorn monument to Australia’s first war dead which was erected by their comrades of the 1st Waikato Regiment (Ref. Australians in the Waikato War, L. L. Barton, Sydney, 1979).

Lieut. Perceval, Corporal Power and Privates Beysick and Williamson were all natives of Bendigo, Victoria. As the 1st Waikato Regiment was raised in Australia, Private Williamson with his three other comrades are classed as the very first casualties for Australia. Clive Johnsons “Australians Awarded” states that there were 826 Australians that served with the 1st Waikato Regiment and only 197 of these medals were issued. This may be the only medal out of the first (four) Australians killed and thus a culturally important medal.

Sold with further details including the roll of the 1st Waikato Regiment awarded the medal under the terms of N.Z.Gazette No. 63 of 1869, and copies of official correspondence to his brother who claimed his estate and to whom this medal was issued in 1872.



Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 1918 Pte. J.Treweek 34 Bn. AIF

emb. 9 Aug. 1916 (44 Bn.)

WIA 7 July 1917 GSW thigh








Five: Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 1 clasp, Suakin 1885 (10. Pte. E. E. Buckleton. New Sth. Wales Contgt.); 1914-15 Star (Capt: E. E. Buckleton. Notts: & Derby: R.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt. E. E. Buckleton.); Khedive’s Star 1884-6

Ernest Edward Buckleton was born in Tinonee New South Wales in 1867. At a young age Ernest enlisted in the Naval Artillery Volunteers and then transferred to the NSW Ambulance Corp (Sudan Contingent).

The New South Wales Ambulance Corp consisted of only 37 members of which Ernest was a stretcher bearer. The "Evening News" newspaper dated Saturday 11th July 1885 has Ernest reciting the "Charge of the Six Hundred" prior to his departure at the benefit concert.

After returning from the Sudan, Ernest became involved in the Rubber industry and become the Managing Director of Rubber Co. This position had Ernest moving around the world with his base being in London. At the outbreak of WW1, Ernest again answered the call and as he was based in the UK, he joined the Sherwood Foresters in August 1915. serving as a Captain in France.

Note: Australians Awarded by Clive Johnson states that only 10 groups to the NSW Ambulance Corp are known to exist in either Museums, Collections or with family.


A scarce WW1 group with early WW1 service to an Officer


Previous prices realized.

Nobles July 2006 (lot 3484) Ambulance Sudan pair (with WW1 pair) to A. O. Trebeck. Sold for $6500.

Bonhams Oct. 2013 (lot 217) Ambulance Sudan pair to J. McDevitt. Sold for 3,600 Pounds (roughly $6500. PAIR ONLY)


Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to CAPTAIN R.A.B.Stanhope AIF . Veterinary Officer

emb. 19 Sept. 1916  RTA 9 Jan. 1920

attached to the 13th Light Horse





Pair: British war medal and Victory medal impressed to 11201 MT-DVR V. J. COHEN 3 D.S.C. AIF

Emb: 3rd June 1916 as part of the 3rd DIV. Ambulance Motor Transport Coy

RTA: 10th July 1919




Pair: British war medal and Victory medal impressed to 3393 A-CPL L. E. TAYLOR 46 BN AIF

Emb: 2nd February 1918 with the 39th Bn sports unit "Sportsmen's 1000"

Transferred to the 46th Bn on the 5th June 1918

WIA: 8th August 1918 "GSW Arm"

RTA: 19th April 1919

Note: The Sportsmen's 1000 was a recruiting drive encouraging young men to join with their sporting team. The drive promised the team would stay together and fight together. This group also comes with Laurence Taylor's dog tag.



Wing Commander Harry Lumsden Tancred AFC

Five: Air Force Cross, 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and New Zealand Service Medal. Air Force Cross dated 1940. Service medals unnamed as issued.

Born in Nanango Queensland in 1908, Wng Cdr Tancred’s family soon moved to New Zealand where he was raised. When the Mau uprising occurred in Samoa (1930), Tancred enlisted as number 45 in the Samoa Military Police. It was not long before the Mau uprising had ended in a truce and Tancred departed for the UK to join the Air Force. After passing his pilots course he was posted to Egypt and Iraq. Then in 1935 he returned to New Zealand to fly for Union Airways as well as flying with the RNZAF in the lead up to the war.

When the war broke out, Wng Cdr Tancred was appointed OC of the Air Gunners & Air Observers School at Ohakea and It was in this early stage that Tancred won his Air Force Cross, distinguishing himself as an early leader in the RNZAF.

Wng Cdr Tancred went on to become the commanding Officer at Woodbourne base and also to command bases in Guadalcanal and Bougainville. It would be hard to believe that any New Zealand pilots could go through service in WW2 without coming under Wng Cdr Tancreds command at some stage and in 1979 the New Zealand Postal Service honoured him on a limited edition first Day cover.

Also included with the medals are the following;

1. A Walker & Hall Sheffield, silver plated presentation tray with inscription: ‘502 (Ulster)(Bomber) Squadron presented to Flying Officer Tancred by the Commanding Officer and Officers 502 (Ulster)(Bomber) Squadron on the occasion of his marriage February 1935’, with engraved signatures.

2. Both Commission certificates for the RAF (1932) and RNZAF 1936. Note; The NZ commission paper is in the authority of Edward VIII who abdicated

3. Letter from government house inviting Wng Cdr Tancred to accept his AFC from the Governor General dated 1942

4. Two Sterling Silver Cigarette Cases. One is a beautiful early enamel case with ‘RAF’ insignia and engraved inner ‘To Louise from Tank 25-12-34’

5. A Silver Gelatin Print of Harry Lumsden Tancred with inscription: ‘Here’s looking at you love from Tank 10-11-40’

6. Various Ephemera, Documents, Badges, Pins pertaining to Harry Lumsden Tancred: Samoa Military Police discharge certificate 1930, various Pilots and drivers licenses, sweetheart pin, “Novices Bayonet Competition Iraq 1932” 1st prize Fob, miniature medals, cloth badges and silver gelatine print of a NZ Military Woodbourne of where Wng Cdr Tancred is leading the march.

Provenance : These medals are ex the estate of George Tancred the author of "The Historical Record of Medals and Honorary Distinctions" 1891



Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 4668 PTE. J. P. ATKINSON 28 BN A.I.F,

emb. 19 November 1916

WIA 3 May 1917 Gun Shot Wound Head

WIA 26th Oct. 1917 Gassed

DOW 31st Oct. 1917 from the above wounding "Died of poisoning"





Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 6344 Pte. H. J. Lane 28 Bn  AIF

emb. 29 Dec.1916  RTA 13 Jan. 1919

WIA 2 Oct.1917 GSW chest

Complete with two service badges and ribbon bar as pictured




Group of five: 1939/45 and Africa Stars (impressed), War Medal and Australian Service Medals (impressed), Naval Long Service Good Conduct Medal (Engraved). 16687 B. F. Biram.

Bartolomeo Colleoni Medallion on contemporary stand with small enamel HMAS Sydney badge. Engraved naming in typical style.

Petty Officers bullion hat badge, Original photograph in uniform, True copy of certificate of service, Original telegram to family offering sympathy for the loss of their son on HMAS Sydney.

Finally the jewel in the crown, is his original substantial diary describing life on the Sydney between the dates of 18 April 1940 to 30 December 1940. Including his description of the Bartolomeo Colleoni action. There is also a large quantity of research.

This is one of the best documented HMAS Sydney groups ever to be seen on the market. The diary adding that true personal touch.




Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 937 2-Cpl. E. V. Boyle 3 Tun. Coy.  AIF

emb. 20 Feb.1916 

RTA 12 June 1917






Five: 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939/45 and Australian Service Medal 1939/45 all correctly  impressed to WX9438 S. SMITH

Living in Bridgetown, Stanley Smith Enlisted on the 4th of December 1940 and was taken on strength with the 2/16th Battalion Bravo Coy.

First serving in Palestine before reaching PNG and the Kokoda track (now as a member of Delta Company).

Private Stanley Smith was wounded in action in Gona and succomed to his wound on the 4th December 1942 at the age of 29.

The medals come in the original box of issue and also accompanied with research and his "South West Amatuer Wrestling Championship", Middleweight trophy won by him in 1939.

This is a rare chance to purchase a true bit of Australian History as 2/16th Battalion medals seldom appear on the market.






Single : ANZAC Medallion correctly engraved to A. RHODES in box of issue and outer postage box. To 28 Dvr. Arthur Rhodes 1st Light Horse Brigade Headquarters.

This is confirmed with the Address on the outside matching the application form in his file written by Mrs J. H. Rhodes (his widow).

Records show Dvr Rhodes embarked on the 21.10.1914 with the 1st Light Horse Brigade Headquarters on board the HMAT Devonha at Gallipoli. The next entry shows on 14/7/1915 that he was sent to an English hospital with pneumonia and eventually discharged on the 3.3.1916 in Melbourne.

In WW2 he re-enlisted under the number VX101214 with the Auxiliary Horse Transport Coy as a SGT.





Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to LIEUT. T. W. PERRY AIF

Emb. 20th December 1915 (as a Sgt)

Promoted 2nd Lt. 27th April 1917

Promoted Lt. 7th October 1917

KIA Dernacourt 5th April 1918

Comes with original photo, dog tag bracelet and copy photo of his grave marker.





Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 4016 Pte. J. Mulqueeny 51 Bn. AIF

emb.30 Nov.1917  RTA 1 May 1919

WIA 25 April 1918 GSW right leg





Pair: British War and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 5384 T-SGT. J. JEFFREY 53 BN AIF.

EMB: 14th April 1916 (1st Bn)

Transferred to 53rd Bn 20th May 1916

WIA: 1st October 1916 "Shell WD left buttock"

KIA: 30th September 1918

Cemetery or memorial details: Tincourt New British Cemetery, Tincourt, Picardie, France

Note: Joseph Jeffrey also appears as "Jeffery" when searching records.





Trio: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.1914/15 Star and Victory Medal impressed to 1099 PTE J. RIDLEY 19 BN AIF

Emb. 25th June 1915

Next entry shows that he disembarked at Alexandria ex Mudros 7th January 1916 possibly sick or wounded? (Mudros held the Gallipoli casualties)

WIA Gun shot wound right knee

RTA 30 January 1918 as a result of his wounds

DOW 23rd february 1918

Sadley Private Ridley succumbed to his wounds despite making it home to Australia. Comes with his rising sun set and dog tag.




Pair: Vietnam Medal and Vietnam Star with 1960- clasp. The Vietnam medal is correctly impressed to 44183 R. F. WILHELM and the Vietnam Star has the correct first type engraving.

Private Wilhelm was in Vietnam from September 1967 to April 1968 with 7 RAR. A nice early Vietnam infantry group with no chips in the enamel as so many have.

Note. 7 RAR was present at the TET offensive in 1968.




Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 6815 SPR G. GARRETT 2 TUN. COY AIF

Emb. 17 January 1917

RTA 12 July 1919

Spr. Garrett rose up the ranks to Sgt but reverted to Spr.







Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal both correctly impressed to 15584 SPR W. N. COUSENS. 3-D. SIG. COY. A.I.F.

 Transferred from the 51st BN to Signals 29th May 1916

Emb. 13th October 1916

Discharged 30th July 1919

Complete with A.I.F returned from active service badge, signals proficiency badge, Dog tag, an "early" RSL badge (1920 dated) and the later RSL badge (1941 dated).


 Near EF  SOLD



Trio: Military Medal, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Military Medal correctly impressed to 3972 SJT. E. J. WALLACE 45/AUST INF with his British War Medal and Victory Medal correctly impressed 3972 SJT. E. J. WALLACE 13 BN. A.I.F.

Emb. 23rd December 1915

WIA, gun shot wound right leg  22-11-1916

2nd WIA gun shot wound nose 18-10-1918

3rd WIA seriously wounded right leg 8-8-1918. (this is in the action he wins his Military Medal and is mentioned in the citation).

RTA 13 April 1919

London Gazette 17th June 1919

Great fighting citation in which he gets wounded on his third occasion in a very significant battle.







Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal both correctly impressed to 39394 T-CPL J. L. S. BRIDGE 2 - D.A.C. A.I.F.

 Previous service recorded as "21st Militia 4 years"

Emb. 30th April 1918

Discharged 10th February 1919

John Leo Stanley Bridges occupation was classed as a "Wool appraiser" for "The Australian Woollen Mills". John Bridge & Co. Est. 1869 was one the leading wool brokers in NSW, of which he is unquestionably related.




Photo From Tasmanians in the Transvaal War

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 Three clasps "CC, T, S.A.02" impressed 1213 ................. AUS: COM: H.

The service number and Commonwealth Horse stamping (both impressed) is very clear. As there is only one soldier in the Commonwealth Horse with that number, it can only be Pte Walter Arnott Brooke from Tasmania.

On close examination you can see the surname Brooke under magnifying glass. A good chance to buy a rare Tasmanian QSA at a fraction of the cost.

Apart from naming VF SOLD



Single: Rare Commonwealth of Australia Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Edward VII issue. Correctly chisel engraved to 521 A/Bdr W. Clarke R.A.A. 30.1.09.

Williams claims only 167 issued EF SOLD




An excessively rare and historically important pre federation Western Australian GOLD Police 1897 Jubilee/Long Service Medal and engraved presentation gold Waltham pocket watch. Both presented to Inspector E.G.Back (Fremantle).

Three very important aspects of the medal need to be borne in mind. Firstly, it is a unique and extremely rare commemorative medal. Secondly, it is in addition a long service and good conduct medal, the eligibility being limited to members of the Force “of long service and good character”. Thirdly, in regard to point two, it was the first official medal of that kind ever struck for any organisation of any type in Australia.

Born in Fremantle in 1839, Edward George Back is truly one of the "first West Australians". Son of a Master Mariner (who was the pilot in Fremantle Harbour and Rottnest) and spent 30 years in the WA Police Force. Included in this lot are an illuminated colour invitation to the "Australian Commonwealth Celebrations 1901", An illustrated invitation from the Government of Western Australia for the Royal Visit 1901 and an official letter relating to same.

This is the only GOLD Medal of the 10 awarded that is known to survive. For some further details, please visit





A culturally important group in connection with our bushranging days. This group comprises of an Edward VII Imperial Service medal (first star type) correctly period engraved to FREDERICK FOWLER.  Indian Mutiny Medal jewelers clasp “CENTRAL INDIA” period re-named engraved caps. F. FOWLER 5 BENGL. EUROPN. CAVLRY. And a New Zealand War Medal dated “1861 to 1866” correctly impressed SERGT F. FOWLER. 3RD, WAIKATO REGT.


After Frederick Fowler completed his service in New Zealand he was asked by the New South Wales Mounted Police to join. One Newspaper article reports the dismay of the other police at the time in the recruiting of a soldier. Australians in the Waikato War by Barton show his as the only medal sent out to the Mounted Police Force.

Rising through the ranks Fowler had an extraordinary career catching many Bushrangers, quelling mining riots and can even be found in the company of Senior sergeant Fitzpatrick (of Ned Kelly fame) in Clarendon at the time that they were hunting the Kelly Gang.

ISM London Gazette date June 26, 1908. The ISM was awarded to Sub –inspector Fowler who rendered special service at the Araluen riots and during the maritime and mining strikes.

During the Araluen riots the crowd “were armed with revolvers, which they were determined to use, lives would have certainly have been lost. Thirty-two revolvers, we understand, were taken from this body by the police”. FREEMANS JOURNAL SYDNEY SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER 1870

Below is a list that we have found (so far) of the names of Bushrangers that the newspapers credit Fowler with catching. Some use different Alias’s and may be the same person who changed his name across the state borders.










Important note: The Indian Mutiny medal is a self-award and the clasp has been modified (possibly in the colony) to say “CENTRAL INDIA”. There may be a temptation to exclude this medal from the already impressive group, but especially since this group has come directly from the family, we felt that it tells an extra part of his story. Period records suggest that as a boy he was in the Mauritius police for some time and also worked on the boats before settling in Australia and such, he may have even done something that made him believe he was entitled to it.


  Comes with period miniatures and original photo.                                                           



PAIR: British War and Victory Medal, both correctly impressed to 1951 PTE B. R. WILSON 36/BN AIF.

EMB: 4th Sept 1916

Taken on strength 36thBN 18th Jan 1917

W.I.A 15th April 1918 France (G.S.W thigh)

Discharged 18th May 1919 2nd M.D.


Note: Comes with original RSL badge




Trio: 1914/15 star, British War and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 118 PTE. H. C. FOX 29/BN AIF.

EMB: 10th November 1915 (29th Bn)

Transferred to the 14th Field Ambulance 21st March 1916

To be Driver 25th April 1917

Discharged 2nd July 1919




Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 5414 PTE A. R. RODGER 16 BN A.I.F.

Emb. 7 June 1916

On the 20th September 1916 Private Rodger was charged with desertion. He was found not guilty (as a guilty sentence resulted in a firing squad and Australia did not execute its men). His charge was downgraded to "absent without leave" and was sentenced to 2 years hard labour. After he served his time, private Rodger returned to active duty on the front line and was wounded in action.

WIA 8th August 1918 Shrapnel wound (knee)

RTA 11th February 1919

Comes with a newspaper clipping of his death in 1970 and a large original photo.






Gunner Joseph William Gardner (Picture is courtesy of a collage on AWM website)

Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 11475 GNR J. W. GARDNER 5 F.A.B. AIF

Emb. 15th January 1916

Accidently injured. 23rd May 1917.  "run into by motor waggon" (contused ankle)

WIA/DOW 18th April 1918

"GSW both legs. Frac. L. Leg, arms R. Buttock. Dead on admission.

 Buried Franvillers cemetry 25th April 1918







Trio: 1914/15 star, British War and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 3062 PTE F. G. NEDWICH 15/BN AIF.

EMB: 5th Oct 1915

Transferred to 47thBN 3rd March 1916

Transferred to 4th Field Butchery 16th March 1916

Taken on strength 49th BN 29th July 1918

Discharged: 24th July 1919


Note: Comes with original discharge certificate and photo.



PAIR: British War and Victory Medal, both correctly impressed to 2024 L/CPL S. R. WOOLBANK 45/BN AIF.

EMB: 22nd Apr 1917

Appointed L/CPL 4th Mar 1917

W.I.A: G.S.W buttocks (multiple) & hand 7th Jun 1917

RTA: 21st Dec 1917 (Due to wounds)



PAIR: British War and Victory Medal, both correctly impressed to 2838 PTE W. B. PEBEROY 34/BN.

Previous service (no star) ENL. 4th Nov 1915

Discharged 14th Dec 1915 (varicose veins)

EMB: 25th Nov 1916 4thBN

Transferred 34thBN 10th Aug 1917

RTA: 11th Jan 1919



Single; Crimea medal one clasp "Alma". Officially Impressed to J. YOUNG 55th REGT. On the roll as wounded in Alma and subsequently died at Scutari in 1854.

Comes with a letter home of 4 pages of stop start writing, almost like a diary where he describes the arrival of the wounded from the Charge of the Light Brigade to Scutari. Also included is an official disbursement of his assets, An official letter regarding the medal plus an Official envelope addressed to his Sister in Easey Street Collingwood Melbourne Australia.

A choice Crimea to a casualty with extremely rare Ephemera and a bonus Australian connection.





Small EK at 6 o'clock otherwise EF SOLD


PAIR: British War and Victory Medal, both correctly impressed to 50947 PTE H. C. STEWART 35/BN AIF.

Previous service, 4 years & 5 months SNR. Cadets Holsworthy

EMB: 8th May 1918 19thBN

To join 35thBN 17th Oct 1918

RTA: 26th Aug 1919



PAIR: British War and Victory Medal, both correctly impressed to 2723 PTE H. R. MARKS 46/BN AIF.

EMB: 20th Oct 1916

W.I.A: 11th Apr 1917 (shell shock)

RTA: 26th Sep 1917





Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 3972 PTE G. V. R. WILLIAMS. 22 BN AIF

Emb. 8th February 1916

Accidently injured. 28th March 1917.  "scalded left leg"

WIA 4th October 1917 G. S. W. Left shoulder

2nd WIA 19th May 1918 G. S. W. Face

3rd WIA 23rd July 1918 Gassed

4th WIA 12th October 1918 G. S. W Abdomen

RTA 1st July 1919 due to termination of period of enlistment (not medically unfit!)

Not surprisingly with being wounded in action FOUR times Private Williams record states "Died after discharge".

Very impressive service to say the least.




 BWM suspender repaired with wire. VF SOLD



Trio: 1914/15 star, British War and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 569 PTE A. WILSON 10/BN AIF.

EMB: 20th October 1914

Concussion drum of left ear 20th October 1916?

RTA: 13th February 1917


Note: There seems to be very little written on Private Wilsons service in 1915. He certainly embarked in 1914 (Gallipoli?). Unfortunately his service record is only 9 pages long.






Private Burgoyne 8th Light Horse


Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 3471 PTE. H. L. BURGOYNE 8. L. H. R. AIF

Emb. 2nd November 1917

RTA 10th April 1919

3471 Private Herbert Lionel BURGOYNE, a 35 year old Labourer from Elmore, Victoria.






Four: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal and Tribute Medal. First three medals all correctly named to 3052 L/CPL. J. CAIN 8 BN A.I.F. (24th BN on BWM & VM).

Tribute medal, Obverse. "Romsey and district. Victoria. Reverse, He responded to his countrys call 1914-18 "Presented to J. Cain A.I.F. in recognition of his service abroad in the great war for freedom"

Emb. 26th November 1915

 DCM recommendation (downgraded to M.M.) 30th August 1918

 WIA 1st September 1918 Gassed

RTA 31st March 1919

London Gazette 14th May 1919

An extremely scarce combination with this beautifully produced quality tribute medal.






Four: Military Medal, 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal all correctly named to 2915 PTE. J. H. WARD 6 BN A.I.F.

Emb. 1 July 1915

 DCM recommendation (downgraded to M.M.) 12th/13th  June 1916

 Military Medal recommendation (second citation) for the 30th October 1917  Zonnebeke

 WIA 26th December 1917. Multiple gun shot wounds  

 London Gazette 27th June 1918  

RTA 20th September 1918 Medically unfit

This is an outstanding double citation Military Medal group with his first citation stating he killed a German with a knob-kerry in the trenches, however it appears that this was too gruesome and there is a clear line through the comment. On the 30th June 1917 at a Coy parade (field) Pte Ward struck a superior officer calling him "A bloody bastard" amongst other things and received 90 days. As his first MM still had not been awarded the second citation is not for a bar to his MM but simply a recommendation for an MM. Could his failure to receive a bar be a mistake or the result of his charge?

Victory medal returned to sender and then re-sent to him (NOT A DOUBLE ISSUE)

There can be no doubt that this soldier was a tough man and certainly lives up to the fighting Anzac spirit.

An outstanding group.                                                                 







GROUP 1: Trio: 1914/15 star, British War and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 3723 PTE. R. EDDY 7/BN AIF.

EMB: 23RD November 1915 (18 years old)

Transferred to the 60th Battalion on the 18th March 1916


Board of enquiry concluded that Private Richard Eddy was shot through the head in "the charge" of July 19th at Fleurbaix. His body was sadly left in no-man's land. See Red Cross file on AWM website.


Group 2: Pair: British War and Victory Medal both correctly impressed to 4799 PTE. R. EDDY 38 BN AIF.

EMB: 21ST June 1917 (29th Bn)

Transferred to 38th Bn. 18th December 1917

WIA: 26th August 1918 "S. W. left arm"

RTA: 4th July 1919


Note: It appears Robert answered the call to arms after he learnt of the death of his brother Richard. A sad story of two fighting brothers. Robert Eddy's medals were returned to sender in 1923 and re-sent in 1928.

National Archives records have Charles Latham Williams file incorrectly numbered as 649 when researching




GROUP OF ELEVEN: Military Cross (GVR); 1914-15 Star; British War Medal 1914-18; Victory Medal 1914-19; 1939-45 Star; Pacific Star; Defence Medal 1939-45; British War Medal 1939-45; Australia Service Medal 1939-45; Coronation Medal 1953; Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EIIR). 553 Pte C. McI. Potts 13/Bn A.I.F. on star, Lieut C. McI. Potts A.I.F. on third and fourth medals, NX 12434 C. M. Potts on seventh, eighth and ninth medals, Clarence McIntosh Potts on eleventh medal. MC unnamed, second, third and fourth medals impressed, fifth and sixth medals unnamed, seventh, eighth and ninth medals impressed, tenth medal unnamed, last medal impressed. All correct to issue and mounted as worn.

Clarence Potts enlisted 8th September 1914 as a Private number 553 with the 13th Bn (later being commissioned with the 45th Bn having come up through the ranks).

Proceeded to join M.E.F. Gallipoli and in his own words from his service record "Landed Gallipoli 25th April 1915" and "In rear-guard at evacuation"

Records state the following "3/12/1915 to be Lance Corporal. Heart complaint in Greek Hospital. Wounded." (This shows possibly another wound at Gallipoli making it a total of three wounding's)

WIA: France 8th August 1916 (G.S.W. back and arm) and also states (multiple Gunshot wounds, severe)

2nd WIA: 17th August 1918 (Multiple bomb wounds)

MILITARY CROSS. L.G.: 29th November 1918 C.G.: 23th May 1919 'For conspicuous gallantry and good leadership in an attack. He led his company with great skill, capturing 150 prisoners and a battery of 5.9 guns. Later, after making a daring reconnaissance he advanced his line 2,000 yards and consolidated his position under heavy fire. He set a splendid example of coolness and determination to his company'

R.T.A. 1st May 1919.

WW2. NX12434 Captain Potts Enlisted 20th May 1940

Taken POW at the fall of Singapore and Interned by the Japanese in a Malay camp for over three and a half years.

Returned to Australia after the Japanese surrender arriving in Sydney 29th October 1945.

Comes with research, photocopies of service records, an extract from the War Diary of Alexandria Hospital Malaya 14th February 1942 giving explicit details of the Japanese actions in the hospital, copy of telegram from the Minister for the Army notifying Mrs Potts of Captain Potts being a P.O.W., New South Wales Police Department Certificate to certify C. Mc. Potts served in the N.S.W. Police Force.

Note: Captain Pott's medals were initially sold by Noble Numismatics in 2006 for $8,700 plus buyer's premium (19.75%) of $1675 which equals $10,375. Ten years later we are proud to offer such an outstanding officers fighting gallantry group covering two conflicts, multiple wounds and a POW of the Japanese.





Trio: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.1914/15 Star and Victory Medal impressed to 30 T-SGT J. E. BAKER 12 L. H. RGT AIF

Emb. 13th June 1915

WIA Shrapnel wound hand, Gallipoli 25 October 1915

Posted on strength at the charge of Beersheba (31 October 1917)

Reported as having Malaria 28th June 1918

RTA 2nd January 1918

An outstanding group to an early enlistment, regimental number "30". Wounded at Gallipoli, promoted to sgt and at the iconic charge of Beersheba. Comes with his trench art caddy spoon.




Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal. Correctly impressed to 4872 PTE. C. J. WHITE 48-BN. A.I.F.

Previous service "15 days A.I.F. Exhibition" "15 days war service"

Emb. 23rd June 1917

WIA 5th April 1918 (Bomb wound, chest). Private White was taken to 13th Field Ambulance where he died of his wounds that day.

 Page 229 of Neville Brownings book "Leane's Battalion" states the following " as they marched along the Amiens to Albert road, a shell exploded amongst the column and killed Sergeant M.H. Macloy and Private N. Oma and wounded Privates S. W. Howells and H. M. Martin. Tentative roll calls revealed that CQMS F. A. Rochow, Corporal D. O. Rogers , Lance Corporals A. C. MacKenzies and J. Scott and Privates W. R. Baker, E. Blackman, S. H. Chandler, B. E. Chellew, H. M. Drummond, M. S. McCombe, T. McGowan, P. O'Sullivan, S. R. Tudor and C. J. White had also been killed during the battle."

Cecil Johnson White was a local identity of Renmark in South Australia and amongst his talents is mention of his artistic ability. With this group comes a beautiful original characterture of "The flag Lieutenant" (signed C.J.W) of which we presume is from his embarkation. Also with his original AIF booklet of his Grave, a photo of him and a single collar badge.

An impressive and emotive grouping.                                                 


Medals Near EF SOLD


Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 3396 Cpl. C. W. Harris 53 Bn.  AIF

emb. 24 Jan.1917  RTA 14 Sept. 1919