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AUSTRALIAN MAJOR GENERAL A. J. CLYNE C.B.E Q.H.S. BSC MB BS FRSC FRACS FRACMA

Nine: CBE (Military), 1939/45 Star, Burma Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Queens Korea Medal, UN Korea Medal, GSM (GVI) with clasp “Malaya” and EII Coronation Medal. Queens Korea and GSM both correctly impressed “COL. A. J. CLYNE. STAFF”, All other medals un-named as issued.

Born in Melbourne Victoria 1907 and educated at the University High School in Melbourne before going onto study at the Melbourne University. During his study he was awarded the Keith Levi Memorial Scholarship in Medicine and later won the Jamieson Prize in Clinical Medicine.

1933 he become the Regional Medical Officer for the Melbourne Hospital.

Commissioned in the British Army R.A.M.C.in 1934

1935-46 serving in India, Assam and Burma as the Commanding Officer of the Indian C.C.S. (14th Army) and then as Commanding Officer of British Military Hospitals in Bombay and Delhi

During the period of 1950-56 he served in Korea in 1952 and as Consulting Surgeon F.E.L.F. in Malaya and then Hon. Consulting Surgeon for the Singapore General Hospital

Citation covering the period of July 1950 – 31 December 1953

“Col. CLYNE has held the appointment of consulting Surgeon to the Army in FFARELF for the past three and a half years. During this period of service he has personally carried out over five hundred major surgical operations in all parts of FARELF.

This officer has been quite indefatigable in carrying out his onerous duties. He insists on always being on call twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, in case his services are required for a serious emergency operation. He has given much thought and time to the training of junior surgeons in order that the high standard which he has set himself can be maintained for the benefit of all troops and families.

Immediate departure to Malaya by air is a commonplace in his routine, in order that the highest skill available can be given to seriously wounded cases requiring immediate operation. The acknowledged surgical skill of this officer, combined with his kindly after care of patients, is a cherished memory for a great number of officers and men still serving in Malaya as well as for those who have departed to other commands.”

1956-59 saw him as the Consulting Surgeon H. Q. British Army of the Rhine and H.Q. Northern Army.

1959-60 Consulting Surgeon to HQ of the Middle East Land Forces in Cyprus

1960-67 he was Director General of Royal Australian Army Medical Services in which role he visited the troops in Vietnam and even performed surgery on the wounded. This period also saw him in the role as Honorary Surgeon to Her Majesty the Queen.

Ministry of Defence (Army) B.A.O.R. 1968-71

Note: FRCS; England 1949 (Fellow Royal College Surgeon’s)

FRACS; 1961 (Fellow Royal Australian College Surgeon’s)

FRACMA; (Fellow Royal Australian College Medical Administrator’s)

Comes with original portrait painting (see above) along with a large quantity of original paperwork and documents. Unfortunately, the family had no interest in claiming his Vietnam service medals or ADM making the group complete as issued. Very rarely does an Australian Generals medals appear on the market.

Good VF $5450

 

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AN OUTSTANDING WW2 LUFTWAFFE HONOUR GOBLET and GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD Grouping awarded to Oberleutnant Ewald Giebler ( JU 88 ),

Comprising of the following;

1.     Honour Goblet by Alpaka correctly named.

2.     German Cross in Gold 4 rivet unmarked but probably by Deschler.

3.     Cloth version of the cross in Gold – not worn.

4.     Observers Badge by C. E. Juncker.

5.     Reconnaissance clasp in silver marked BSW.

6.     Iron Cross 1st Class slight convex unmarked.

7.     Black wound badge.

Also includes the following original documents and photos.

1.     Leistungsbuch confirming all awards and 169 flights.

2.     Soldbuch with countless entries and stamps. Showing wear.

3.     Award document for the wound badge dated 25 May 1941 (Crete).

4.     2 x Original photos in uniform

5.     Denazification certificate.

6.     Running sheet of awards and promotions.

7.     2 X general information sheets

What is interesting is his award sheet shows he received the cuff title “Kreta” on the 8th August 1943 which would relate to his wounding on the 25th May 1941. All items have come directly from the family in Western Australia and are guaranteed to have belonged to him.

Good overall condition $10,750

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Eight: OBE (Military), British War Medal, Victory Medal, 1939/45 Star, Africa Star with 8th Army clasp, Italy Star, Defence Medal and War Medal. British War and Victory Medal correctly impressed 4734 PTE P. S. KEEN 15-LOND. All other medals un-named as issued.

WW1 Service

Phillip Sydney Keen enlisted in the Civil Service Rifles 15th London Regiment as a private number 4373 (later 531823) on the 16th August 1915

Ireland; May 1916

France; June - November 1916

Wounded in action left knee 12th August 1916

Salonika/Macedonia; December 1916 – June 1917

Egypt; June - July 1917

Palestine; July – October 1917

Belgium; November 1917 – March 1919

During this time Phillip Keen is commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on the 8th March 1918 serving with the 3/13 London Regiment (Kensington’s) and then with the 1 /2 London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)

France; March – October 1919 during this time he served with the 3/16 London Regiment (Queens Westrs)

Due to his fluent Italian in-between the war he was employed by the government as a translator in the Italian section clearing offices.

WW2 Service

Resigned for the Second World War on the 24th of June 1940 and appointed a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the Devon Regiment.

Posted to the 7th Battalion D. C. L. I. (later the 30th Bn) in October 1940 and shortly after promoted to Lieutenant.

20th April 1942 promoted to the position of Battalion adjutant as an Acting Captain departing overseas with the 1st Army in December 1942

Made temporary Major and appointed Camp Commandant of Allied Forces Headquarters Battalion 28th October 1943

M.B.E. London Gazette 1st January 1944

Temporary L/Colonel 15th September1945

Disembarked UK 19th January 1947

Fantastic group spanning both World Wars showing Phillip Keen enlisting as a private in the Infantry and ending up a Lieutenant Colonel.

Note: All medals are confirmed on paperwork

VF $1250

 

Five: Military Medal, 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal and Belguim Croix de Guerre. First four medal correctly impressed to D-19927 L.CPL R. SEAL. 3/D.GDS on the Military medal and then a change of service number 5228 shown on the remaining three . Croix de Guerre un-named as issued.

All medals are officialy confirmed.

Military Medal London Gazette 16.7.1918

Belgium Croix de Guerre London Gazette 15.4.1918 No 30631

It is understood thar R. Seal participated the the famous Cavalry charge at Villeselve in March 1918 and was a good pal of Captain A. B. P.L. Vincent MC & Bar who was decorated for his roll in that charge and who’s medals were sold in our last list. Researching gallantry awards to the 3rd Dragoon Guards indicates very little has ever been sold relating to such an amazing feat of arms which must go down as one of the last horse back chargers on the western front in WW1. Extremley rare.

                                                                                                                                   Overall group is VF SOLD

 

ESCAPE & EVASION

Six: 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal with Mentioned in despatches oak leaf and Australian Service Medal. Stars un-named as often issued, with remaining three correctly impressed to NX3735 W. H. SCHOFIELD

NX3735 William Henry Schofield  enlisted into the Australian Army as a Signalman on the 23rd October 1939 at Paddington NSW

His date for embarkation was the 14th September1940 bound for the Middle East returning on the 19th March 1942

M.I.D. awarded for “Distinguished Service in the Middle East during the period of February 1941 to July 1941”. London Gazette 35396 dated the 30th of December 1941 page 7361 at position 68

Embarking again this time to confront the Japanese and bound for New Guinea he left on the 24th of April 1944. Finally Schofield returned on the 16th September 1945 for discharge which took place on the 19th October 1945 due to the conclusion of the war. It is nice to see he went on to live a healthy long life passing away on the 28th September 2001.

Interestingly Schofield’s name comes up on the Freeman website (dedicated to soldiers who have escaped the enemy) with the following reference “Greece NX3735 SCHOFIELD William Henry 2/2 Bn” then it mentions the ship “Victoria Huon” he used in the final leg of his escape from the island of “Skyros” also mentioned.

“Purple over Green” the unit history on the 2/2nd Battalion (who Schofield was attached to) gives us an insight into Schofields fascinating escape telling the story of one of Schofield’s companions for part of his escape. We do not know what Schofield endured over the first nine days whilst on the run evading the Germans until the late hours of the 27th where the book specifically mentions him meeting other escaping soldiers forming a group of no less than 14 in all. Several days were then spent in hiding whilst trying to negotiate with the local Greek villagers for a boat to further their escape. Finally a boat large enough was acquired and the 14 of them were able to sail to the island of Skopelos, then the next day to the island of Skandura, then on to Skyros. The escape was far from over and days past on the island along with another group that had made it. The group waited and hoped until the night of the 13th of May when they sighted a 30 foot boat and after much negotiation with the skipper it was agreed he would take the whole party of now 30 men. The cost for this was an exorbitant sum that the group was to obtain from the British Consul at Smyrna in Turkey, their projected destination. The book tells of further close calls as the group hides under blankets as the German planes fly over until arriving in Turkey. Once in Turkey arrangements had to be made for the group to travel to Palestine where the Australian troops were located. They finally reached their fellow comrades on the 24th of May now a group of no less than 48 men made up of both Australian and New Zealand soldiers.

When we compare the dates for which Schofield is awarded his MID, along with the dates the Germans invaded and the dates we now know he escaped, we see they are the same, making this award a seldom seen award for escape and evasion. A truly fascinating story which further research could only make better.

VF $2750

 

Single: Punjab Medal with clasps “Goojerat”, “Chilianwala”. Correct period naming to JOHN BRODIE 61ST FOOT.


61st Foot (South Gloucestershire) Foot saw action at the Battle of Ramnagar (November 1848), Battles of Saddalupar and Chillanwala (December 1848-January 1849) and the Battle of Guirat (February 1849);

 
 contact wear Gd F $685

 

 

Single: Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 1 clasp, Suakin 1885 correct period naming to 2580. Pte. T. Pritchard. 19th Husrs.

Contact marks, nearly very fine $485

 

 

Single: Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 1 clasp, The Nile 1884-85 correct period naming to 2493, Pte. J. Gillie. 19th Husrs.

Cleaned, very fine $575

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Pair: Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 4 clasps, Tel-El-Kebir, Suakin 1884, El-Teb_Tamaai, The Nile 1884-85 correct period naming to 1906 Pte. J. Jacklin. 1/Gord: Highrs.; Khedive’s Star 1882 un-named.

 

Note: Sold with confirmation.

 

Pitting from star, otherwise very fine $1275

 

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RARE AFC PILOTS GROUPING

 

Three: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. All three correctly impressed to 1507 DVR C. A. ALISON 8/A.S.C. A.I.F. on star and 2/LIEUT. On pair. 

Colin Archibald Alison Enlisted in the 301st Motor Transport A.S.C. on the18th September 914

Seldom seen 1914/15 Star earned whilst serving as part of the A.I.F. in France (not Gallipoli)

18th September 1917 marched in at the rank as sergeant from France to be attached to the Australian Flying Corps training depot England

On the 4th of January 1918 he joined Number 2 Royal Flying Corps School of Aeronautics as a cadet to qualify as a Pilot

Taken on strength in 8th Squadron Australian Flying Corps as a pilot on the 5th May 1918

29th June 1918 made 2/Lieutenant as a result of graduated as a Flying Officer (Pilot) with his Commanding Officer stating, “A very good pilot, will make a good officer”.

To graduate category “A” which Alison did a pupil must have

1.     Undergone instruction at a school of Aeronautics

2.     Completed 25 hours Solo and Dual

3.     Attained Flying Standard “V” on an elementary machine

4.     Flown a Graduation Aeroplane satisfactorily

5.     Climbed to 10,000 feet, remained there for at least 15 minutes, after which he will land with his engine stopped, the aeroplane first touch the ground and coming to a halt within a marked circle 150 yards in diameter

6.     Passed the following tests:-

(a)   Formation Flying. Satisfactorily maintained his position in formation flights for a total of four hours

(b)   Forced landings. Four forced landings in fields not forming part of Aerodrome

(c)   Cloud Flying. While taking full control of machine remained three minutes in clouds with instructor.

(d)   Aerial Gunnery. While diving at a ground target taken two successful photographs of the target from 1500 feet or under.

5th October 1918 on Command at R.A.F. Fighting School Harske from 8th Squadron A.F.C

1st March 1919 appointment terminated 2nd Military District ex “Marsina”

Note: The rarity of any AFC pilots group to the market can be fully appreciated in the fact only 410 Australians served as Pilots during WW1 in the Australian Flying Corps.

 

VF + $2400

 

Three: 1914-15 Star; British War and Victory Medals all correctly impressed to 253 PTE J. A. DAVENPORT 16/BN. A.I.F.;

 

Private J. A. Davenport, 16th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force

 

J. Allan Davenport, originally from Liverpool, served with the 16th Battalion. The following article appeared in the Liverpool Daily Echo in 1915:


‘Bugler J. Allen Davenport, formerly of the Liverpool Scottish, and now with the Second Contingent Australian Force writes: “I left Egypt months ago for the ‘do’ and have been wallowing in slaughter ever since. Oh, the sights I have seen and taken part in! It is marvellous how I escaped death. I have been fighting in the worst trench on the battlefield, and been in three bayonet charges. I volunteered to throw bombs, and threw a lot until I saw a fellow hold one in his hand a minute too long, and had his arm and hand blown off, so I thought discretion that better part of valour and gave it up.
One night an order came to charge the Turks’ trench, which was only 15 yards from ours, and the space between was filled with hundreds of our gallant Australians and Turks- mostly Turks. Anyway we charged and took the trench- they don’t like the bayonet- and held it till dawn. In the meantime the Turks had, under cover of darkness, got a couple of machine guns on each end of the trench, and when it grew light they opened fire. Those who survived came through a communication trench, dug overnight.
Another charge I was in was to take a hill where the Turks were entrenched. This hill is very steep. The 16th Battalion were ordered to take it. We had to creep up a narrow gully until we reached the hill. The slaughter that followed! I was one of the lucky ones. I was in the thick of the charge and yet I came out without a scratch, yet men were shot down all round me.”’

Davenport survived the War, and immigrated to Perth, Western Australia.

 

Note: Comes with the recipient’s aluminium identity tag; two cap badges; a Returned from Active Service lapel badge, the reverse officially numbered ‘123183’; and the recipient’s Returned Soldiers’, Sailors’, and Nurses’ Association of Western Australia lapel badge, gilt and enamel, the reverse numbered ‘39726’, with corresponding membership card,

 

Good very fine $1550

 

Villers-Bretonneux Memorial

Pair: British War and Victory Medal, both correctly impressed to 6314 PTE S. W. PENTLOW.11 BN. A.I.F.


Stanley William Pentlow enlisted on the 11th of April 1916 listing his address as “Railway Coffee Palace, Perth W.A.

 

Private Pentlow embarked on the 18th September 1916 with the 11th Battalion A.I.F.

 

Tragically Private S. W. Pentlow was killed in action with the 11th Battalion on the Western Front on 15th April 1917. Sadly little is known about the death of Pentlow, no Red Cross file and he has no known grave being commemorated only on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France.

 

A very sad story that’s likely no one will ever know how poor Stan really met his end.

 

Nearly extremely fine $525