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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 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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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


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A rare Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers Member of the British Empire (MBE) group for North West Europe the recipient being in addition Mentioned in Despatches for North West Europe and Korea later serving in Malaya



Nine: Member of the British Empire (MBE) 2nd type Military 1939/45 Star, France & Germany Star, Defence & War Medals with Mentioned in Despatches Oak leaf Queen's Korea Medal with MID Major J R Matthews MBE REME, General Service Medal E2 bar Malaya Major J R Matthews MBE REME, United Nations Medal for Korea Queen Elizabeth 2 Coronation Medal 1953 – mounted as worn


MBE London Gazette 11 October 1945


'For gallant & distinguished service in NW Europe'


MID London Gazette 23 March 1945


'For gallant and distinguished service in NW Europe'


MID London Gazette 7 September 1952 'For gallant and distinguished services in Korea during the period 1 January to 30 June 1951'


With copy Medal roll entry for Elizabeth 2 Coronation Medal and MBE recommendation as Deputy Assistant Director of Mechanical Engineering 8th Corps stating 'This officer has held the appointment of D.A.D.M.E since the early days of the Corps in February 1943. His untiring application has played a great part in the work which REME have been able to undertake. Throughout the operation from HOLLAND to SCHLESWIG he has put in a degree of work that has enabled the branch to function normally in spite of severe reductions in personnel from accidents and sickness'.


Second Mentioned in Despatches was awarded commanding the 11th Infantry Brigade REME Workshop in Korea.


John Rose Matthews, MBE, MA was born 21 June 1914 and obtained an Honours Degree in Mechanical Sciences at Cambridge University commissioned Lieutenant 23 March 1940 promoted Captain 11 January 1943 and acting Major from 11 October 1942 and War Services substantive Major 8 November 1945 and acting Lt Colonel 8 August 1945 to 7 November 1945 and Temporary Colonel 8 November 1945 to 23 May 1947. Reverted to substantive Major on the 21 June 1950 from acting rank of Lt Colonel. Retired 21 June 1969 and granted the hon rank of Lt Colonel. John Ross Mathews died in Chichester in 1999


Note: Johnathan Collins, Warsash Hampshire 1st June 2008 £1150






Four: MBE, Defence Medal, GSM clasps Palestine 1945-48, Cyprus, Arabian Peninusla  4003634 AC1 CJ Domoney RAF, RAF LSGC 4003634 SGT CJ Domoney RAF.


Note: Comes with a quality Commander in Chief’s Commendation, Various photos, Apprentices Certificate, RAF Notice Paper, RAF Education Certificate. Warrant Document and Sewing kit with hat badge



Good VF $900


Royal Red Cross, 2nd Class (A.R.R.C.), G.V.R., silver and enamel, on lady’s bow riband, in Garrard, London, case of issue, 

 Good very fine $395



Single: United States Bronze Star correctly named to Charles H Brown in box of issue along with the Secretary of the Army’s award card.

A period Newspaper clipping gives an insight into Charles’s service and award

“At the time, Mr Brown was a Technician Fourth Grade, assigned to duty with the 101st Coast Artillery Battalion (AA).

Technician Brown performed meritorious service from September to November, 1942. The citation accompanying the medal said, “He volunteered to help build the important road from Port Moresby to Ioribaiwa. This road, constructed over a very treacherous jungle mountain range, speeded up supply of the Australian Army. Technician Brown’s initiative and devotion to duty made an important contribution to the successful defense of Port Moresby.”

Antiaircraft played an important role in the Papuan Campaign. Its units were among the most forward elements and in their activity in Northern New Guinea they were involved in an operation that enveloped the enemy’s rear. The campaign was marked by close cooperation and coordination between the American and Australian Anti-Aircraft units. All American Anti=Aircraft units participating in the Papuan Campaign received the Presidential Unit Citation.

A cut of the article accompanies the medal and is framed along with the Secretary of the Army’s award card.

Good very fine $475


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The remarkable Anglo-American group of six awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel R. H. Griffiths, United States Army, late U.S. Volunteer Infantry and Philippines Constabulary, and Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment and the Royal Scots, who was killed in action as a U.S. Battalion C.O. in April 1918

United States of America, Philippine Insurrection Medal 1899, officially numbered ‘23344’, wrap-round brooch suspension, in its original numbered card box of issue, with old ink inscriptions inside, including ‘1st Sergt. 37 U.S. Inf. Vols., Richard H. Griffiths, 1899’

United States of America, Spanish War Service Medal, officially numbered ‘17531’, in its original numbered card box of issue, brooch-pin for wearing

United States of America, Philippine Congressional Medal 1899, officially numbered ‘4456’, with wrap round brooch suspension, in its original numbered card box of issue, with old ink inscription inside, ‘The President McKinley Congressional Medal, Philippines Insurrection, 1899, Richard H. Griffiths, First Sergt., 37th U.S. Inf. Vol.’

Great Britain, 1914-15 Star (Major R. H. Griffiths, Notts. & Derby. R.), in its original named card box of issue, with old ink inscriptions, including ‘Dardanelles Medal (Star), Major R. H. Griffiths (Mrs. Griffiths)’

Great Britain, British War Medal 1914-20 (Major R. H. Griffiths), in its original named card box of issue, with old ink inscription as before but ‘British War Medal 1914-1918’

United States of America, Victory Medal, slide-on clasp, Defensive Sector, with wrap round brooch suspension, in its original card box of issue, with old ink inscriptions to lid and base, ‘Victory Medal 779379 issued to Mrs. Anne M. Griffiths, widow of Lieut. Col. Richard H. Griffiths, U.S. Infantry, 12.1.21’ and ‘Given by Geo. C. Marshall, Major, 1920, in person’

United States of America, Spanish War Veterans Badge 1898-1902, bronze, with ornate bar and eagle suspension, with numbered lid of original box of issue ‘14713’ and old ink inscription, ‘Spanish Am. War Veterans Badge, U.S.W.V.’

United States of America, Philippine Campaign Veterans Badge 1898-1899, bronze, with enamelled ‘8’ to centre and ‘U.S.V.’ suspension bar and eagle above

United States of America, Purple Heart Lapel Badge, gilt and enamel, the reverse inscribed, ‘A. M. G.’, 

Richard Henry Griffiths was born in Derbyshire in February 1873, his family emigrating to the United States of America whilst he was still a youngster.

On the declaration of war with Spain in April 1898, he joined the Tennessee National Guard, and in November was embarked for the Philippines, as a Sergeant in Company ‘M’ of the 1st Tennessee Volunteer Infantry. Quickly witnessing action at San Juan del Monte and the capture of the water works at Luzon, he was also present at the capture of Iloilo and Paney and in various other skirmishes.

Advanced to 1st Sergeant in Company ‘A’ of the 37th U.S. Volunteer Infantry in July 1899, Griffiths saw action at Columba, Santo Tomas, Aluminos, San Diego and elsewhere, including the capture of a wagon train, while in the following year he participated in General Schwann’s expedition through Southern Luzon, and in General Hill’s expedition to Polillo and Infanta, being recommended for a certificate of merit for gallantry displayed on 28 February 1900. Returning to the U.S.A. on the cessation of the main hostilities, he passed the examination for a 2nd Lieutenancy, but did not take up the appointment and instead, after a short period out of uniform, re-enlisted in the U.S. Army Engineers as a Private 2nd Class, in which capacity he returned to the Philippines where, in October 1901, he transferred to the local Constabulary with a commission as a Lieutenant.

Griffiths subsequently attained the rank of Major and, with the advent of hostilities in Europe in August 1914, sailed for London to offer his services. Duly commissioned in the Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment in March 1915, he was advanced to the temporary rank of Major that September and seconded to command, and evacuate from Gallipoli, the badly mauled 1/5th Battalion of the Royal Scots, who had suffered heavy casualties since the landings in April. This duty done, and after a period of re-mustering in Egypt, he was embarked with the Battalion for France in March 1916, where he remained in command until relieved. Reverting to the rank of Captain, he then re-joined the 2nd Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters and was severely wounded in the Ypres Salient in June 1916, losing part of his shoulder blade.

Returning to duty out in France in February 1917, Griffiths resigned his commission that November, when he accepted a Majority in the United States Army and was posted to the 18th U.S. Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, which was occupying positions north-west of Toul. Subsequently commended for his ‘cool calm and efficiency in the trying days of January and February 1918’, he was advanced to Lieutenant-Colonel and given command of the 3rd Battalion, 18th Regiment. About this time, a New York Times correspondent wrote:

‘When his command was going into the line, Lieutenant-Colonel Griffiths sat astride his horse at a crossroads over which German shrapnel was bursting heavily, and was unconcerned as if a thousand miles away from the war. He spoke to his men sharply, but in a low voice, telling them not to forget who the enemy was, what he had done, and to punish him. He had been a constant visitor in the trenches and shell-holes held by his troops, taking long chances to get to all of them, making sure that they were getting everything they wanted and were well cared for.’

Griffiths was killed in action during the final days of April 1918, near Villers-Turnelle, when a German high-explosive shell landed in front of his dugout just as he had emerged.

A correspondent overheard a group of men discussing their Colonel earlier that day: “There’s the old man, and believe me, if you are looking for a soldier and a gentleman, there he is. Every man in this outfit would go straight through Hell if Griffiths gave the order to march.”

A Corporal was killed by the same shell and a number of others were wounded, the Corporal falling across his Colonel’s body. They were buried nearby.

As verified by the recipient’s MIC entry, he was never issued with the Victory Medal by the British authorities, the relevant column being endorsed: ‘Transferred to American Army. To be administered by Washington, U.S.A.’; in so far as his earlier American awards are concerned, his Philippine Congressional Medal was sent to him on 30 July 1910 (Medal No. 4456), and his Philippine and Spanish War campaign issued to his widow on 18 November 1926, the respective Serial Numbers differing to those on the above described awards.

Sold with original British Consulate (Paris) passports for both Griffiths and his wife, with portrait photographs, issued in November 1917 and July 1915 respectively; together with a file of research, including copied application forms for the American awards.


Ex. Hal Giblin Collection, Christies 10 November 1992, lot 322.


Generally good very fine and most probably unique $4750


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Four: 1914-15 Star (113227 SJT J. DICK. R.E.); British War (113227 W.O. CL 1 J. DICK. R. E); VICTORY MEDAL (113227 W.O. CL 1 J. DICK. R. E); Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (113227 S. MJR. DICK. R. E).

M.S.M. London Gazette 18th January 1919 “113227 S. M. Dick, J., H.Q. Sp Coy. (Dundee).”

James Eric Dick's medal card shows his entry into the war was in France with the Royal Engineers in September 1915, It also shows another regimental number of 5249 and service with the E. Kent Regiment then finally the new rank of Lieutenant and subsequent service with “Z Res”

 Note: Comes with “The Borough of Tynemouth Education Authority” cased medallion “For good conduct regular and punctual attendance” and engraved “Jubilee Boy’s School 1904 James Eric Dick

Nearly extremely fine $485



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Single: Maharajpoor Star 1843 James Devine HM 39th Regt. With service docs, transferred to the Royal Canadian Rifles after 20 years service with the 39th.



Single: Maharajpoor Star 1843 Private James Fincher HM 16th Lancers.


Enlisted Dorchester 6th March 1837 in the 16th Lancers, Regimental number 1651 at the age of 23


British Army Index of 1841 records Private Fincher service number 1234 with the 16th Dragoons, Meerut


British Army Index of 1851 records Private Fincher service number 1234/1615 with the 3rd (The Kings Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons, Wazirabad, Pakistan.


Medically discharged unfit in 1857 from the 15th Hussars due to illnesses “originating in the service and caused by long military service, as a Cavalry Soldier.” Total of 14 years and 11 months overseas service in Bengal, Bangalore and East Indies. Pension drawn from London Comes with service docs.


Near VF $1285



Single: St. Jean d’Acre 1840, bronze, unnamed, pierced with ring suspension




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 : SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL1853 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

PairCorporal A. J. Sharp, Royal Monmouthshire Engineers, late Royal Artillery. India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Hazara 1888 (32595 Gunr., No. 2 By. 1st Bde. Sc. Dn. R.A.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (2970 Corpl., Rl. Engineers)


Note: Alfred James Sharp was born in Millbrook, Southampton. He joined the Royal Artillery on 6 July 1882, aged 19 years. He initially served in the 1st Brigade Scottish Division R.A., which later became Mountain Artillery. Served in India, September 1883-February 1890 and took part in the Black Mountain Expedition 1888. Sharp was transferred to the Army Reserve in February 1890 and discharged on 5 July 1894. His intended place of residence being given as King Street, Brynmawr. He later joined the Royal Monmouthshire Engineers Militia and served with them in the Second Boer War. With copied R.A. service papers and roll extracts on paper and C.D.


Contact marks, nearly very fine $985


Pair: India General Service 1854-95, one clasp “Hazara 1888” correct script engraving to 809 Pte D.Turner 2nd Bn. North'd Fus. and Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, four clasps, “Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal & South Africa 1901” correctly impressed 809 Pte D.Turner, North'd: Fus

VF - EF $985

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Single: India General Service 1854-95, 2 clasps, Burma 1885-7, Burma 1887-89, clasp carriage altered to accommodate additional clasp (827 Lce. Corpl. W. Say. 2nd. Bn. R.W. Surr. R.) 

Edge nicks, nearly very fine $525



Single: India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Burma 1887-89 (1664 Pte. J White 2nd. Bn. S. Wales Bord) 

Good very fine $495


Single: INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL1854 One Clasp; "Burma 1885-7". 2373 Pte. J. Wilson. 1st Bn. Pl. Welsh. Fus.

EF $425

Single: INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL 1854 One clasp: "Burma 1885-7" 1622 Pte D.McEwen. 2nd Bn. R.Scot. Fus.

 Good VF $450

Single: INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL1854 One Clasp; "Burma 1887-9". 1105 Cpl. F. Lee. 1st Bn. Ches. Rgt.

VF $525


Single: INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL 1854-95, one clasp "Jowaki 1877-8" impressed naming to 1521 GUNNER C. VERNEY. 13/9th R.A.

Note: Ex Trevor Bushell Taylor Collection.


Scuff marks, otherwise good VF $625

Single: INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL 1854 One Clasp: "Burma 1887- 89". 2812 Corpl.P. Reilly. 2nd.Chesh.Rgt.

 Good VF $525

Single: INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL1854 One Clasp; "Burma 1889-92". 342 Serjt. T. Wilkins 2nd Bn Devon RGT.

Gd VF $525


Single: India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, “WAZIRISTAN 1894-5” to 2804 Pte. T. Glendinning, 2nd Bn. Border Regt.

VF $625

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SINGLE: India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, ” Jowaki 1877-8” correct period naming to 2725 Pte. Joseph Cook, 51st Foot

VF $675

Single: INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL 1854 One clasp:. "Burma 1889-92". 1583 Pte.R.Kilgannon. Devon.Rgt. Later impressed naming.


Single: INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL1854 One Clasp; "Hazara 1891" 1722 Pte. E. Williams. 1st Bn R. Welsh Fus.

Gd VF $585

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Single: India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Burma 1885-7 (1054 Pte. J. Maisy 2d. Bn. L’pool R.)


Note: J. Maisy is listed as ‘dead’ on the medal roll. Sold with copied medal roll extract (medal issued to ‘Thomas Maisy, Bluebury, Berkshire’)


Light Scratches to Queens neck VF $525


Single: India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Burma 1885-7 (890 Pte. W. Fell 2d. Bn. L’pool R.)

Minor edge nicks, nearly extremely fine $485

 Single : BALTIC MEDAL 1854 un named as issued

Small EK at 7 o'clock otherwise near EF SOLD


Single: BALTIC MEDAL 1854 un-named as issued



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Four: Crimea 1854-56, clasp, "Sebastopol" Depot impressed to 2495 * WILLIAM * BRYAN * 34TH * REGT *, Indian Mutiny Medal impressedWm BRYAN, 34TH REGT, Army L.S. & G.C., (V.R. 3rd type), impressed 2495 SERGT Wm BRYAN, 34TH FOOT. and a un-named Turkish Crimea 1855 medal, Sardinian issue.


Note: William Bryan was born in Clarendon, near Hurley, Warwicks. He enlisted on the 27th July 1845 at Coventry aged19. Depot Rolls for the 34th Foot (WO67) show “2495 Private Bryan, William; - Severe Wound, 1st Attack on the Redan 18th June 1855 Crimean War”. Discharged 15th August 1871,


Comes with research. A superb long service, Crimean Casualty and Mutiny group





PairPrivate J. Hughes, 63rd Regiment Crimea 1854-56, 4 clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol (63rd Regt.) officially impressed naming; Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian issue, unnamed, pierced with ring suspension.

James Hughes was born in Lancaster. A Shoemaker by occupation, he enlisted on 1 July 1852. Died at Scutari on 31 January 1855. With some copied roll extracts.

Good very fine $2750


PairPrivate W. Halls, 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade. Crimea 1854-56, 4 clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol (1st Bn. Rifle Bde.) officially impressed naming; Turkish Crimea 1855, contemporary engraved naming "W. HALLS 1ST BN RIFLE BDE"

William Halls was born in Bildestone, Suffolk. A Labourer by occupation, he enlisted into the Rifle Brigade at Ipswich on 15 December 1845, aged 17 years. On 4 November 1851 whilst serving at Dover, he was sentenced to 55 days imprisonment for a civil offence, being released on 27 December 1851. During January 1852- January 1854 he served in South Africa, participating in the Second Kaffier War for which he was awarded a medal. In July 1854 he embarked with his battalion for the Crimea and took part in the actions at Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann and Sebastopol. On 27 December 1854 he was admitted to Scutari Hospital. He died there on 8 February 1855.

Good very fine $2750



Single: Crimea 1854-56, 4 clasps, "Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann and Sebastopol" officially impressed to Jas. Binns, Rifle Bde.

3415 Private James Binns joined the Rifle Brigade at Portsmouth on 20 February 1854, aged 17 years. Soon on active service, he went with the regiment to the Crimea, landing at Eupatoria on 14 September 1854. He was in action at Alma, 20 September 1854; served in trenches before Sebastopol; saw action at Balaklava, 25 October 1854; fought at Inkermann, 5 November 1854 - his rifle being hit and broken by grape shot; took part in a night attack on 20 November 1854 - and received a minor wound to his lip by a spent ball; then took part in the taking of the Quarries and the storming of the Redan. Further service followed in India and the suppression of the Indian Mutiny and then in the Cape Province.

His military service is recorded in ‘Short Account of the Experiences of James Binns (late of the Rifle Brigade)'. With photocopies of the six pages of this short account. This is an extremely interesting soldier's account of many key events he was involved in. Amongst them include being present at the storming of the "Rifle Pits" before Sebastopol when Lt. Cunninghame and Bounchier won their VC's and even when General Catheart fell from his horse shot dead.

Please feel free to request a copy of account as it is well worth the read.


Contact marks, nearly VF $3750

Single : CRIMEA MEDAL1854 no clasp officially impressed Edwd.Cox 7th Regt.

Good VF $575


single: Turkish Crimea 1855, French issue, unnamed, fitted with a bar suspension.



Single:Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-58 one clasp "CENTRAL INDIA" period engraved to 569 PTE W. MCGUIRE 3RD MADRAS EUROPEAN RGT.

Confirmed on roll. William McGuire



Near EF SOLD  


Single: Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-58 one clasp "LUCKNOW" impressed to W. STEPHEN 42ND RL HIGHLANDERS

Note: roll confirms 3539 William Stephen died 24th June 1858



Near EF $985 


Single: Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-58 one clasp "CENTRAL INDIA" impressed to GEO. WESTALL 8TH HUSSARS.



Single : CHINA WAR MEDAL 1857-1860 single clasp "Canton 1857" impressed to THOS FISHWICK 59TH REGT

Provenance : This medal is ex the estate of George Tancred the author of "The Historical Record of Medals and Honorary Distinctions" 1891. (George Tancred changed his name from George Cleghorn)

 VF $925

 Single : CHINA WAR MEDAL 1857-60 two clasps "Canton 1857, Taku Forts 1858". Unnamed as issued.

minor edge bruising VF $750


Single: NEW ZEALAND WAR MEDAL (undated reverse) correctly impressed 425. JAS. MANGAN. 57TH FOOT.

Enlisted in the 57th Foot West Middlesex Regiment 6th August 1857

October to November 1859 Aden then to Poona

Embarked for NZ 23rd November 1860

To Plymouth 23rd January 1861

To Wanganui 2nd July 1861

July to December 1862. NTR at Wanganui

Discharged Manchester 17th August 1867

Comes with further research.





Single: Abyssinia 1867 correct raised naming to 234 SERGT. P. GILLIGAN 26TH REGT

Contact marks in central disc, otherwise good very fine $950


Single: Abyssinia 1867 (R. G. Slade Carprs. Crew H.M.S. Dryad

                                                                                                             Jeweller cleaned good very fine $985



Single: Abyssinia 1867 (757 A. Jones H.M. 45th Regt.

                                                                                                                       Jeweller cleaned very fine $950


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Single: Afghanistan 1878-80, 1 clasp, Kandahar (B/375. Pte. W. Davis. 66th Foot.) Correctly chisel engraved regimental number leaving no doubt as to the recipient.


B/375 Private William Davis was killed in action at Maiwand on 27 July 1880 (WO 100/52 refers).

Note: He is not entitled to the clasp for Kandahar which appears to have been fitted in error, the roll showing the entry above for John Davis being present at Kandahar. Private William Davis is confirmed on the 66th Foot memorial at Reading as being killed in action at Maiwand.


Surname part officially corrected (from ‘Davies?). Good very fine SOLD


Single: Afghanistan 1878-80, correctly chisel engraved to B/156. PTE. W. SEALEY. 66th Foot.

Note: Confirmed on roll with clasp Kandahar 1st Sept. 80.

Roll further states “Crossed Frontier Feb. 1880. Sick at Quetta. At Sibi”

A rare medal converted into menu holder to a surviving member of the 66th who survived solely because he was sick when the rest of his unit was massacred.

Good very fine $725

 Single : AFGHANISTAN MEDAL1878 two clasps "Charasia, Kabul" engraved 4560 Dvr.J.Minahan, L/5 R.A.

EF $825

 Single : AFGHANISTAN MEDAL1878 no clasp. 1304 Pte S. Jones, 2/15th Foot

Edge bruising VF $450


Single: Afghanistan medal 1878-80 one clasp "PEIWAR KOTAL" correctly named to 990 PTE J. WILTON 2/8TH REGT.

Note: Roll states " DEAD 26/7/81" 2nd Bn Liverpool Regiment.



VF $645 


Single: Afghanistan 1878-80, 2 clasps, Charasia, Kabul (40. B/642. Pte. G. Stevens, 67th Foot) 


Sold with a copied medal roll for the 67th Foot.


Good very fine $985

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Single: Kabul to Kandahar Star 1880 un-named as issued


Good VF $525



Pair: Afghanistan 1878-80, 2 clasps, Ahmed Khel, Kandahar (1263 Pte. G. Blackmore, 2/60th Foot); Kabul to Kandahar Star 1880 (1263 Private Geo: Blackmore 2/60 Foot) 


George Blackmore was born in Lambeth, south London, and enlisted for 12 years service with the 60th Rifles, and was posted to the 3rd Battalion at Winchester. In October 1877 he was transferred to the 2nd Battalion, then in India, and the following day embarked with a draft for the Service Companies of the 2/60th. He served with this battalion in the Second Afghan War, in the punitive campaign against the Marri tribe of Baluchistan in 1880, and finally in the First Boer War in 1881. Blackmore was posted to the Army Reserve in February 1883, having completed his service with the Colours but, in October 1888, shortly before the expiration of his service in the Reserve, he enlisted in Section D (the second division) of the Army Reserve and served until 15 November 1892, when he took his final discharge at Winchester. Sold with copied discharge papers and other copied research.


Light pitting from star, otherwise nearly very fine $1650


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Single: Afghanistan 1878-80, 1 clasp, Ahmed Khel (924 Pte. H. Thackeray, 59th. Foot.) 


Edge bruising, nearly very fine $550

Single: Khedive’s Star 1882 un-named as issued






Single: Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 5 clasps, Tel-El-Kebir, Suakin 1884, El-Teb-Tamaai, The Nile 1884-85, Kirbekan (1032 Pte. J. Totten, 1/R. Hrs.)


Note: With copied roll extracts confirming clasps.


Good very fine $2750

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Three: Able Seaman H. Cooper, Royal Navy

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 1 clasp, Suakin 1885 (H. Cooper, Ord. H.M.S. Humber); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., V.R., narrow suspension (Henry Cooper, A.B., H.M.S. Alexandra); Khedive’s Star 1884-6, unnamed as issued.


Approximately 100 clasps issued to men from H.M.S. Humber forming part of the Naval Brigade.


Pitting overall, therefore nearly very fine $785



Single: Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 1 clasp, Suakin 1885 (2496. Pte. Sterry. 19th Husrs.)

Pitting, nearly very fine $525

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Single: Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 2 clasps, Suakin 1884, El-Teb_Tamaai (3035. Pte. F. Carter. 19th H...sars.)

Pitting polished out good  fine $625


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Single: Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 1 clasp, The Nile 1884-85 (2499. Pte. W. Smith. 19th Husrs.)

Contact marks, therefore nearly very fine $575


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Single: Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 1 clasp, Suakin 1885 correctly named to J. TERRY A.B. H.M.S. TOURMALINE

Note: 60634 Petty Officer First Class Joseph Terry, born Brixham, Devon, September 1854; joined the Royal Navy as Boy second Class, January 1871; advanced Ordinary Seaman, December 1877; transferred to H.M.S. Tourmaline, September 1880; H.M.S Duke of Wellington , September 1882; H.M.S. Excellent, February 1883; H.M.S. Condon, December 1883; promoted Petty Officer Second Class, July 1887; transferred to H.M.S. Excellent , September 1887; promoted Petty Officer First Class, June 1888; shore pensioned, January 1893.

Ex Spink April 2016 sale

Pitting from star, minor edge bruise nearly very fine $425




Single: EGYPT MEDAL 1882-89, (undated reverse) one clasp "Gemaizah 1888" correct period engraved naming to 3054. Pte W. Handcock. 2/K.O. Sco: Bord.

Note: Ex Trevor Bushell Taylor Collection.


Contact marks, otherwise VF $645


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 SOLD 



Single: Egypt Medal dated 1882 three clasps "TEL-EL-KEBIR, THE NILE 1884-85 & KIRBEKAN" correct period engraved naming to 3800 CORPL W. J. CHAPLIN R...

Note: Roll confirms clasps to 3800 Corporal W. J. Chaplin, No 11 Company. Commissariat and Transport Corps (also entitled to Khedives Star)

normal pitting near VF SOLD  


Pair: Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 1 clasp, Gemaizah 1888 correctly named to 2323 Pte B. Hirst 2/K.O.S.B.; Khedive’s Star, undated, unnamed.

Very fine $825


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Single: India General Service 1895-1902, 1 clasp, Punjab Frontier 1897-98 (3746 Pte. W. Brown 2d. Bn. Arg: & Suth’d Highrs.) 

Light scratches, very fine $465



Single: India General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (4108 Dvr. W. D. O’Brien 3rd. Fd. By. R.A.) 

Minor edge bruise, very fine $495



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Single: India General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (71835 Dvr. J. Argyle 51st. Fd. By. R.A.) 

Edge bruising and contact marks, scratch to obverse field, nearly very fine $495



Single : INDIA GENERAL SERVICE 1895 - 1902, 1 clasp, Relief of Chitral 1895, period running script to 3636 Pte J. Milne, 1st Bn. E. Lanc. Reg’t

GD VF $525


Single: India General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, “Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98” 97147 Bombr W. Hackworthy No 1 Mtn Bg RA.

Good VF $475

Single : INDIA GENERAL SERVICE 1895 - 1902, 1 clasp, Punjab Frontier 1897-98 period running script to 3734 Pte A. Cameron, 2d Bn. Arg. & Suth'd. Highrs.

With copied roll extract on which he is listed as "Deceased"

GD VF $575




Single: India General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, “Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98” 4667 Pte. G. A. Short 2nd. Bn. Derby Regt.” 

Good VF $525




Three: Private A. Amey, Royal West Surrey Regiment India General Service 1895-1902, 1 clasp, Punjab Frontier 1897-98 (3153 Pte. A.Amey 1st. Bn. Ryl. W. Surr: Regt.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek (3153 Pte. A. Amey, Rl. Wt. Surrey Regt.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (3153 Pte. A. Amey. The Queen’s)

Nearly very fine $785

Pair; QUEENS SUDAN 1896-98 & KEDIVES SUDAN 1896-1908 one clasp "HAFIR"  both engraved 3415 Pte.C.Ford. 1.N.STAFF.Rgt.    





Single : EAST & WEST AFRICA MEDAL 1892 no clasp for M'wele 1895 - 6 un named as issued

Near EF $435









Fathers PairColour Serjeant J. Martin, 82nd Regiment. Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (C. Sjt., 82/Foot) scratch to obverse; Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., small letter reverse (1310 Sergt., 82nd Foot) 


John Martin was born in Dublin. A Labourer by occupation, he attested for the 49th Regiment at Fermoy, 11 January 1853, aged 14 years, 7 months. With the regiment he served as a Drummer until transferring to the 82nd Regiment as a Private in February 1869. With the regiment he was promoted to a Corporal in November 1870; Sergeant in August 1874 and Colour Sergeant in December 1874. During his military career he served 3 years, 9 months in India. He was discharged at Dublin on 9 December 1879. Awarded the Army L.S. & G.C. with a gratuity of £5 in August 1875; awarded the Meritorious Service Medal with an annuity of £10 on 27 November 1915. Latterly the Chief Warder at the Military Prison, Cork.

With copied service papers and other research.


Sons group of Four: Staff Sergeant-Major J. Martin, Australian Forces, late South Lancashire Regiment

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek (3503 Serjt., S. Lanc.Regt.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (3503 Clr.-Serjt., S. Lanc. Regt.);Army L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (1st Cl. Sergt-Instr., 1st Bn. G.I.P. Ry.Vol. Rif. Cps.) correction to unit; Commonwealth of Australia Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R. (Staff Sergt-Major, Instl. Staff)  John Martin was born in Bullevant, Co. Cork. He attested for the South Lancashire Regiment at Chester on 21 August 1891, aged 15 years, 8 months, and joined the regiment in Jersey two days later. He served as a Drummer until February 1892 when he reverted to Private and was promoted to Lance-Corporal in February 1894; Corporal in August 1895; Lance-Sergeant in March 1898; Sergeant in March 1899 and Colour-Sergeant in April 1902. Served in South Africa, November 1899-January 1903 and in India, January 1903-August 1913. In April 1906 he was transferred to the Bombay Unattached List as a 1st Class Sergeant-Instructor, posted to the Poona Volunteer Rifles and in March 1907, with the same rank, to the Great Indian Peninsula Railway Volunteers. Awarded the L.S. & G.C. in April 1910. Discharged on 21 August 1913 - listing Victoria Barracks, Melbourne, Australia as his intended place of residence. Awarded the Commonwealth of Australia M.S.M. as Staff Sergeant-Major of the 4th Military District (Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 7 June 1917). 

With copied service and other papers.


First group, very fine and better. Second, edge bruising, contact marks, nearly very fine and better $3250


QSA one clasp "CC" impressed 32631 GNR: T. W. WORTHINGTON 15TH W. D., R.G.A.       CHINA 1900 no clasp normal running script to 32631 G. T. W. WORTHINGTON No.91 Co., RGA.

Gnr Worthington was born in Bilby, South Retford, Notinghamshire and a former member of the 4th Bn.Derbyshire Rgt.. Served in S.Africa Nov 1899 to July 1900 and China July 1900 to Aug 1901 and India Aug 1901 to March 1907. Reserve 1907 and discharged 1911.

near VF SOLD



Pair: Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, five clasps, “Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 & Transvaal” correctly impressed 2809 3rd CL TPR W. McGILLICUDDY S.A.C. & South African Police Faithfull Service Medal impressed NC2146 (M) 1/C SERGEANT W. S. McGILLICUDDY

Note: The Transvaal clasp is a later attachment and not on his medal roll. Comes with nice period silver miniatures

GD VF $725


Single: CHINA 1900 no clasp. Impressed to F. Pritchard, Ord., H.M.S. Pique.




Single: India General Service 1908-35 (EVII), 1 clasp,” North West Frontier 1908”correct running script engraving to 7669 Pte H. Cameron 1st Bn Sea Highrs



Single: Khedive’s Sudan 1910-21, 2nd issue, no clasp, unnamed. 

Good very fine $585




Four: Engine Room Artificer 1st Class G. Denyer, Royal Navy

1914-15 Star (M.3553 E.R.A.3, R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (M.3553 E.R.A.2, R.N.); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 2nd issue (M.3553 E.R.A.1, H.M.S. Sandhurst)

Note: George Denyer was born in Chatham, Kent on 22 October 1889. A Boiler Maker by occupation, he entered the Royal Navy in September 1911. During the Great War he served on King George V, April-November 1914; Leander, November 1914-March 1915; Victory, April 1915-June 1917; and Wallington, variously during 1917-18. Awarded the Royal Navy L.S. & G.C. when serving on the fleet repair ship Sandhurst. With copied service paper.


VF $325  


Four: 1914/15 Star, British War, Victory Medal and L. S. G. C. Medal (GV) all correctly impressed to 799 DVR. P. CROSBY. R.F.A. (722971 on long service medal).

Note: Medal index confirms Peter Crosby’s medal entitlement with his embarkation date listed as the 1st October 1915 serving in the Royal Field Artillery. Also served under regimental number 697061.

In 1933 recipient was issued a second issue of first world war service medals due to his original set being lost in transit.

GD-VF S275




Three: Sergeant J. Dear, East Surrey Regiment 1914-15 Star (4440 Pte. J. Dear. E. Surr. R.); British War and Victory Medals (4440 Sjt. J. Dear. E. Surr. R.)

Good very fine SOLD

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Three: Private A. Sands, East Surrey Regiment 1914-15 Star (2019. Pte. A. Sands. E. Surr. R.); British War and Victory Medals (2019 Pte. A. Sands. E. Surr. R.)

Note: Arthur Sands attested for the East Surrey Regiment, and served with them during the Great War on the Western Front from 1 April 1915.


Good very fine $195


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Three: Private W. Cooper, Suffolk Regiment 1914-15 Star (7620 Pte. W. Cooper. Suff: R.); British War and Victory Medals (7620 Pte. W. Cooper. Suff. R.)

Note: William Cooper attested for the Suffolk Regiment, and served with the 1st Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 16 January 1915. He was discharged time expired on 13 October 1919.


Very fine SOLD



Three: British War medal, Victory medal and Territorial War Medal. Medals impressed to 2328 PTE F. WENHAM R.A.M.C.

Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorials) attested Maidstone 10th August 1914; served India 29th October 1914 to 17th May 1918; South Africa 18 May 1918 to 29 January 1919; demobilized 17 April 1919.

Note: Medal card shows Frank Wenham as serving as number 493235 as well.

VF $575


Family Grouping;

Five: Mons Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. All medals correctly impressed to 9890 PTE W. J. DOUBLE 2/S. LANC: R. Death plaques named to WILLIAM JAMES DOUBLE and JOHN HENRY DOUBLE

9890 Private William James Double 2nd Bn. South Lancashire Regiment died 30th October 1914PAS DE CALAIS, FRANCE. CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ XII. D. 13. German Trench Grave No. 4 “No clothing of any description found on remains”

9858 Private John Henry Double 7th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment died 9th August 1915. TURKEY. HELLES MEMORIAL Panel 135 to 137.




Three: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. All medals correctly impressed to M2-119200 PTE A MILNE. A.S.C.


Date of disembarkation 15th September 1915


A.R.CL.Z. (Army reserve class Z) discharged to the reserves on the 25th May 1919





Three: 1914-15 Star (11784 Pte. J. Briggs. Shrops: L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (11784 Pte. J. Briggs. Shrops. L.I.)


Private J. Briggs, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

GD VF$195



Pair: British war and Victory medal impressed to 43235 PTE W. S. ROWE. M.G.C.

Note: Further research is required but Rowe’s medal card shows that this is his full entitlement and that he discharged on the from the Machine Gun Corps

Near EF $100



Pair: British war and Victory medal impressed to 248434 PTE J. YOUNG. LABOUR CORPS

Note: Further research is required but Young’s medal card shows that this is his full entitlement and that he discharged on the from the Labour Corps

Near EF $70

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Pair: British War and Victory Medals (736249 L. Cpl. H. Herbert. 50-Can. Inf.)

Lance-Corporal H. Herbert, 50th Canadian Infantry

VF $150


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Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to SE-26795 A. J. KEMPTER VET. CORPS

Note: Private Arthur J. Kempter’s BWM and VM is confirmed as his full entitlement for service with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps in WW1

GD VF $100



Pair: British war and Victory medal impressed to 42820 PTE A. W. G. MOUNT. M.G.C.

Note: Further research is required but Arthur William Gordon Mount’s medal card shows that this is his full entitlement and that he discharged 10th June 1919 from the Machine Gun Corps

Near EF $100


Four: Defence Medal, War Medal, GSM clasp Malaya & RAF LSGC 535339 F. SGT D OGDEN RAF. First two un-named as issued, last two correctly R.A.F. style engraving.



Good VF $285


Five: Defence Medal, War Medal, GSM Malaya & Cyprus, Korea pair 22773764 Pte GR Evans Welch (Cpl on GSM).


Very fine or better $990


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Eight: Defence Medal, War Medal, General Service Medal E2 clasp Malaya 22847192 Sgt D G Bennett RAOC, Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Malay Peninsula 22847192 WO CL 2 D G Bennett RAOC, Long Service & Good Conduct Medal E2 Regular Army 22847192 WO CL 2 D G Bennett RAOC, Sultan of Oman Peace Medal and General Service Medal clasp Dhofar unnamed as issued, Sultan of Oman As-Samood Medal unnamed as issued.


The group is mounted court style as originally worn and comes with an original German ID pass, presumably used when serving with BAOR.


Note: The Sultan of Oman Medals were manufactured by Spink of London.


The medals were instituted by Sultan Qaboos bin Said in 1976 at the end of the Dhofar Rebellion which had begun in 1962 for service in Dhofar. As-Samood Medal (Midal al-Samood).


GVF - NEF $990


Pair: War Medal, GSM clasp Palestine 1945-48  14036295 Pte R J Catley RMP


VF $175

Family Group:

Three: 1914-15 Star (Pte. T. E. J. Johnson 87th Infantry); British War and bilingual Victory Medals (Cpl T. E. Johnson. 7th S.A.I.)

Corporal T. E. Johnson, South African Infantry

Pair: War Medal 1939-45; Africa Service Medal, both officially impressed ‘329223 T. G. Johnson’,

T. G. Johnson, South African Forces

Both Groups VF $250


Pair: War Medal and African Service Medal. Both medals correctly named to 80708 A. J. BEKKER


Note: Further research required

VF $75


Single: GSM clasp Palestine 1945-48 impressed to 14922340 SIGMN A. H. CLUTTERBUCK. R. SIGS.


Note: Comes with West Australian Newspaper cut out dated Monday March 11th 2002 detailing “Bert’s” life as a machinist. As a young man growing up in Bristol, he worked on a couple of the first Jet Aircraft, the Gloster Meteor and the Whittle prototype before joining the English Army in WW2. After returning from WW2 he worked for the Bristol Aeroplane Company on the classic Bristol two-litre car before migrating to Western Australia.

VF $175

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Single: GSM clasp SE Asia 1945-46 2386201 Cpl RA Precious R Sigs


Note: Comes with original box of issue




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Single: GSM QE2 with bars Malaya, Arabian Peninsula, Brunei. Correctly named to 23734265 Spr D. O'Rahilly RE.


Denis was known as Paddy and Bulker seen here on the 410 troop webpage


and also here


Movements of 11 Sqn RE (including 410 Troop)


11 Squadron, 11 Field Squadron

Dates         Location           Higher Formation / Notes

1950.01          Hong Kong: Sek Kong. Formed by renumbering 50 Field Sqn, 24 Field Engineer Regiment

1951.05          Austria: Villach/Klagenfurt Independent

May 51: Renamed 11 Independent Field Squadron  

1953.12          England: Chatham  

1954.12          Malaya: Sungei Besi          

 Feb 50: Under command 50 Field Engineer Regiment          

Aug 55: Under command of 28 Brigade

1956.02          North Malaya: Kemayan, Pahang            410 Ind. Plant Troop attached

1956.08          Malaya: Butterworth            28 Brigade

May - Dec 60: Borneo       

1962.04          Malaya: Terendak Camp, Malacca           28 Brigade

Jul - Nov 62: North Borneo: Kota Belud           

 1963:           Sarawak         

 Dec 63 - Jun 64: Thailand (Op Crown and Post Crown)       

 Dec 65 - May 66: Thailand (Op Crown and Post Crown)       

 Aug 67 - Jan 68: Thailand (Op Crown and Post Crown)       

 1969           Reduced to cadre


Note: From the Collection of Lieutenant Colonel Edward De Santis U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Near EF $450



GSM Clasp Canal Zone 22541899 SIGM WAJ Griffin R Signals, AGS Clasp Kenya I.P. W Griffins, AGS Clasp Kenya 22541899 CPL WAJ Griffin R Sigs and the Sultan of Oman As-Samood Medal unnamed as issued..


Good VF $900



GSM clasp MALAYA 4195349  S.A.C. P.H.TYLER.  RAF. GSM 62 clasp DHOFAR C4195349  CPL P H  TYLER  RAF, RAF Long Service & Good Conduct with original box the medal is correctly impressed to; C4195349  SGT P H TYLER  RAF


VF $990



GSM 62 clasp DHOFAR, UN Cyprus, RAF LSGC ER11 to G1960022 Cpl A Harrison RAF. LSGC names as SGT. 

Near EF $750


GSM clasp Arabian Penninusla 9264 Pte Nasser Aboulla Audhali APL




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CSM clasp Dhofar 24181255 Gnr A Drummond RA.


GSM clasp Malaya 23281842 PTE E A A G STANDEN QUEENS.


Note: Ernest Arthur Alfred George Standen Died 2007


Good VF $165


Single: GSM One Clasp;  "PALESTINE 1945-48" 14353405 PTE. P. BROWN EAST YORKS.




Single: GSM (GV1) One Clasp; "PALESTINE 1945-48" 14468457 SJT. J. BROWN R. A.

Medal roll shows service with 339 MOV/Lt Bty RA

EF $165


Single: GSM (GV1) One Clasp; "PALESTINE 1945-48" A/CPL F. E. HAMILTON (1349898) RAF.

VF $165


Single: General Service Medal 1918-62 (EIIR), 1 clasp “Malaya” impressed to 22409281 CPL L. MELSOME R. A. M. C.

GD VF $165

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SINGLE; General Service Medal 1962-2007 clasp Malay Peninsula (23782257 L/Cpl/ J. S. Fish. RE.)

Comes in named card box of issue with original envelope addressed to ‘Mr. J. S. Fish, 5 Duckmanton Road, Duckmanton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire’.

extremely fine $125



Single: GSM (QE11) One Clasp; "MALAYA" 22979869 TPR. T. HOGAN. 11 H.

VF $200


Single: GSM (QE11) One Clasp; "CYPRUS" 2303751 PTE. J. SOUDEN. GORDONS.

Note: Autumn1955, 1st Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders was on leave in the United Kingdom. They were recalled with 48 hours’ notice and were the first British Army Unit since 1945 to fly out to an Emergency.

The Gordon’s two main aims were to improve security and to obtain information.
In November 1955 were widespread attacks throughout the island including the use of bombs and an official State of Emergency was declared

VF $235


Single: CSM (QE11) One Clasp; "NORTHERN IRELAND" 23994474 BDR. J. A. WARNER R. A.



Single: Gulf War Medal 1990 - 1991 correctly impressed to SG N I BADEA SP.MIL.CHR.100

Sg = Sergeant, N. I. Badea = Name, Sp. Mil. Chir. (Spital Militar Campanie) = Military Campaign Hospital, 100 = Unit designation=100th surgical military hospital.

Awarded to members of the 100th Romanian Surgical Military Hospital – who participated in the “GRANBY” operation lead by the British, as part of the Multinational Force in the Persian Gulf (The International Coalition against Iraq), In accordance with parliamentary approval, the hospital campaign no. 100, had a capacity of 100 beds, with a staff of 363 active military personnel. They had their own defensive force made up of Romanian Parachute troops. The hospital provided medical assistance to British troops engaged in humanitarian operations and missions (for war prisoners and civilians). This was the first time a nation from the former Soviet Bloc had fought alongside NATO. Rare unit.

Mounted as worn, VF $485






Single : ASHANTI MEDAL 1900 no clasp impressed Headman D.Edison A.F.F.






1. GROUP OF SIX: 1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, France and Germany clasp, Africa Star, Defence Medal and War Medal all unnamed as issued and still in outer sleeves. Attributed to Royal Navy Signalman D/JX 208027 Arthur Kenneth Wallace Boley and comes with a large amount of original paperwork, photo's (with signatures of the full course on reverse of group photo), Drivers License, Naval signals hand written notes (not in photo as too large) and other Ephemera related to Signalman Boley.

Leading Signalman Boley (also appears as Bowley) was taken prisoner of war in the commando (Tobruk) action when his ship "HMS SIKH" was lost in a gallant action along with "HMS ZULU" in 1942.

Friday 2nd October 1942 the Western Daily Express published the following "Signalman Kenneth Boley.... is reported missing following the loss of HMS SIKH at the attack on Tobruk"

The fact that Sig. Boley was taken P.O.W. is confirmed by his original discharge (included with medals) which shows he has been granted Prisoner of War Leave (discharging from the HMS Rodney in 1946).

An estimated 70 survivors of the HMS SIKH were picked up in the water or were able to make it to shore. In March 1943 an unprecedented event occurred with the exchange of 788 POW's in the neutral Turkey. This exchange has caused many a debate as it was outside the Geneva Convention (and not handled by the Red Cross) and thus the POW's were technically allowed to re-join the war effort and most went on to take part in D-Day.

Due to the large amount of original paperwork with this group, we can see that Sig. Boley was back in service in 1943 and must have been part of this amazing exchange.

2. Pair: Defence Medal and War Medal unnamed as issued. Attributed to 20103 Petty Officer Margaret Elizabeth Webb W. R. N. S. (Wife of Signalman Boley) comes with original discharge (order of release) certificate dated 1946 and photo in uniform.

3. Single: British War Medal correctly impressed 1015652 PTE. E. R. WEBB C. M. G. BDE. Edward Robert Webb enlisted in 1916 with the 231st Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (Father of Margaret Webb).

4. TRIO: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to SE 4755 PTE E. H. BOLEY A.V.C. Ernest Boley served in the Army Veterinary Corps embarking on the 6th Match 1915 for France (Father of Signalman Boley).


Paperwork varies in condition but eligible in all areas. Medals VF to EF SOLD

Single : AFGHANISTAN MEDAL 1878 no clasp . 1736 Pte G. Gibbons, 4th Bn. Rifle Bde.   

George Gibbons was born in Hoxton, London, and enlisted in the Rifle Brigade in October 1877 aged 21 years. Embarked for India in January 1879, he witnessed active service with the 4th Battalion in Afghanistan in April - June of the same year (Medal). He later participated in the Waziri Expedition - for which there was no medal  - and returned to the UK in December 1887. Placed on the Army Reserve in October 1889, he was finally discharged in December 1893

Sold with copied attestation and discharge papers.                



PairPrivate J. McLean, Cameron Highlanders Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 2 clasps, Tel-el-Kebir, The Nile 1884-85 (138 Pte., 1/Cam’n. Highrs.); Khedive’s Star, 1882, unnamed as issued.

Edge bruising, contact marks, nearly very fine SOLD


Single : EGYPT MEDAL dated 1882 no clasp.  R.Hardy A.B. HMS THALIA.

Contact marks in field otherwise good SOLD

Single : KEDIVE STAR dated 1882 unnamed as issued             



Single: British South Africa Company Medal 1890-97. Rhodesia 1896 reverse, one clasp "MASHONLAND 1897" correct period engraving to 4013 PTE C. DUNFORD 7TH HUSS

confirmed on roll



Contact marks obverse, otherwise near VF SOLD  


Single : NATAL 1906 one clasp "1906" impressed  Tpr.W.Comley. Transvaal Mtd.Rifles



Single : NATAL 1906 one clasp "1906" impressed  S.S,M., A.J.Pannewitz. Natal Carbinners.



Single : NATAL 1906 one clasp "1906" impressed  Tpr.A.J.Small. Border Mtd.Rifles.      A total of 251 medals to the unit.




GSM clasp Malaya impressed to 2/410772 F. A WETHERED.


Frederick Arthur Wethered was born at Marrickville, NSW in 1936. He joined the Australian Army in June 1956 aged 19 and was initially posted to 4 RAR.


Private Wethered saw overseas service in Malaya with the 3rd Royal Australian Regiment from 25th September 1957 to 24th May 1959 (a total of 607 days overseas)


Discharged Balmain, NSW 11th June 1959 on expiration of period for which engaged


Note: Comes with photo of recipient, along with a copy of his full service record (40 pages).


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Pair: Rhodesian General Service Medal and Zimbabwe Independence Medal. GSM correctly impressed 645847 TPR N. DENHERE. Independence Medal numbered 17047


Comes with wings attached to medals, along with Laminated Certificate of Service with the Selous Scouts of the Rhodesian Army.


Note: a period roll titled “Secret” notes rank as Corporal with 9 Tp, 26th March 1979.


A very nice and desirable group to an original Selous Scout.





Trio: Queens Korea Medal, United Nation Korea medal and Korea 50 year anniversary medal.  Queens Korea Medal impressed 22540855 PTE. K. INGHAM. KINGS. UN Korea unnamed as issued.

Comes with regimental cap badge.





Single: GSM clasp "Malaya" impressed to 2/LT. M. B. EVERITT. FORESTERS.

Comes with original box, copy photograph and regimental cap badge.





Single: South Atlantic 1982, with rosette. Correctly impressed to AB (R) S. G. TEMPLETON D171837Q  HMS BRILLIANT

Note: HMS Brilliant was involved in many incidents during the war including the shooting down of three A-4 Skyhawks. In defence the type 22 frigate came under Argentine air attack outside San Carlos Water where she was slightly damaged by cannon fire.

Comes with original box of issue.




Single : NATAL 1906 no clasp impressed  Tpr.J.Binnie. Lower Tugela Res.          
A total of 35 medals to the unit.





Single : NATAL 1906 no clasp impressed  Dvr.G.W.Ralph.  A.Battery.N.F.A.        
21 no clasp medals to the Natal Field Artillery

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Single : NATAL 1906 no clasp impressed Tpr.H.M.Posner. Natal Police.            
32 no clasp medals to the unit.



Single : NATAL 1906 no clasp impressed  Pte.T.Edwards. Natal Rangers         
68 no clasp medals to the unit



Single : NATAL 1906 no clasp impressed  QMS. J.W.Dale. New Hanover Res.       
A total of 75 medals to the unit



Group of Four: 1939/1945 Star, France & Germany Star, 1939-1945, Defence and War Medal to 3776911 Sgt Herbert Horatio Austin. Unnamed as issued.

After a brief stint in the air force in 1933, Sgt Austin enlisted on the 16th June 1940 with the King's Regiment. Sgt Austin's Special Service Brigade booklet for the Commando's shows he was taken on strength of the 2nd Special Boat Squadron on the 17th August 1943 and it was not until 1946 that Sgt Austin transferred to the reserves.

Complete with Certificate of Service & Discharge Royal Air Force, National Registration Card, Embarkation Card, Ration Book, Application for Particulars of Soldiers Pay, Old Comrades Association of the Special Service Brigade Card & Letter, Record of Service Card, Certificate of Transfer to the Army Reserve, Soldiers Release Book Class "A" and Photograph.



Seven: 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, General Service Medal (GVI) “Malaya” and African General Service Medal (QEII) “Kenya”. First five unnamed as issued. GSM and AGSM correctly impressed to 5618908 PTE A. E. JEFFREY DEVON (5618908 SGT A. E. JEFFERY DEVON on African General Service Medal).

Enlisted into the second battalion Devonshire Regiment and posted to Malta by the summer of 1939

Having spent the duration of his time under siege in Malta the unit embarked for Alexandria in March 1943 and after a short stint of training, they were ready for the invasion of Sicily (during the Sicilian campaign the Malta Brigade took 40 percent casualties).

After the Sicilian campaign the regiment was further tasked with the Invasion of Italy of where Private Jeffery was knocked out during the advance. After recovering from his injuries Private Jeffery found himself attached to the American forces advancing on Rome whilst his unit had been withdrawn in preparation to D-Day. Spending two months with the Americans Private Jeffery was finally withdrawn and sent back to the UK.

As his unit was already deployed Private Jeffery found himself floating around the UK attached to several units, even at one stage spending a short stint in a military prison (for trading boots). This accounts for no long service medal.

At the end of the war, now Lance Corporal Jeffery’s was posted back with the Devon’s to Singapore, Hong Kong and surrounds in the jungle fighting against the uprising groups of Communist insurgents.  In 1949 L/Cpl Jeffery was discharged in the UK and after a year of civilian life, re-enlisted and was on his way to Malaya.

After the fighting in Malaya and promoted to Corporal, Jeffery’s was sent to North Africa as the regime of King Farouk in neighbouring Egypt was in trouble and the Devon’s were at the ready. After King Farouk was driven from power Jeffrey now a Sergeant was sent to Kenya against the Mau Mau revolt (March 1953).

Serving further with the territorials after Kenya and now at the age of forty one, Sgt. Jeffery discharged on the 11th January 1963.

Note: A chapter in Philip Zeigler’s “Soldiers” Fighting Men’s Lives 1901-2001 is dedicated to Sergeant Jeffery’s life (book included). Also comes with hat badge.



Single: GSM (GV1) One Clasp; "PALESTINE 1945-48" 4547337 PTE. G. F. WELLS E.YORKS.



Single: NGS (QE11) One Clasp; "NEAR EAST" RM.7747 J. R. KING. MNE. R. M.



Group of Five: 1939/45 Star, Africa Star "1st Army", Italy Star, Defence and War Medal to 5381977 SGT Frederick Arthur Clayton. Unnamed as issued.

Sgt Clayton enlisted on the 2nd March 1935 with the Oxford & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry with service in India prior to WW2. During WW2 Sgt Clayton served in the African campaign as a qualified member of the 3rd Parachute Battalion of the Army Air Corps. 1946 saw Sgt Clayton transfer to the Army Reserves with the Royal Engineers.

Complete with Army Book 64 Soldier's Service & Pay Book, Record of Service Card, Certificate of Transfer to the Army Reserve, Medals Card, Certificate of Service, Soldiers Release Book Class "A", three Photographs and Para Regiment Badge.

Note: Italy star is not shown on his certificate of service even though the medal card supplied shows confirmation of all medals including "1st army clasp".



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Single: Waterloo 1815 WILLIAM COTTLE, 2nd BATT. 44th REG: FOOT.

The Essex regimental museum website records an insight into the day’s events as follows;

“French Lancers attacked as the Regiment was forming up when it was at a disadvantage having no support on either flank and arranged in lines 2 men deep rather than the squares employed as defence against cavalry. This deployment allowed the lancers to attack from front and rear.

A French lancer made a grab for the colours with his lance but the flag was secured by Ensign Christie despite serious wounds. The Lancer then tried to escape with some of the colour still on his lance but he was killed in the attempt to get away.”

The Regiment earned great praise for their stand against the attack from Lord Wellesley-"The troops were long and severely engaged and conducted themselves with utmost gallantry".

14 other ranks were killed and 151 were wounded. Two officers were killed and 17 wounded.

Note: Only 38 waterloo medals are recorded to have surfaced for the unit making this one of the scarcest Regiments to obtain.

Fitted with replacement silver clip and bar suspension. VF SOLD



Single: Waterloo 1815 JOHN GILBERT 10th REG. HUSSARS.

Ex Sotheby’s in March 1888

Note: John Gilbert served in Captain Grey’s number 4 troop and participated in the action on the far left of the battlefield, late in the day. Major Howard, who was the only 10th Hussar officer killed that day, could possibly  have been the last Anglo-Allied officer killed , attacking a French square on the last attack.

71 medals are recorded to exist from the unit.

Fitted with replacement clip and ring suspension. VF SOLD




To best describe the 7th Hussars on the day, the following is a quote from one of their officers printed in ‘Waterloo Letters, edited by Major General H. T. Siborne;

"We charged twelve or fourteen times, and once cut off a squadron of cuirassiers, every man of whom we killed on the spot except the two officers and one Marshal de Logis, whom I sent to the rear"

Note: 65 medals are recorded to exist from the unit.

Fitted with original steel clip and replacement ring suspension. VF SOLD




Trio : Distinguished Conduct Medal (VR), India General Service Medal 1895 two clasps: "P.F. 1897-98, TIRAH 1897-98", Queens South Africa Medal 1899 five clasps: "CC, T. HTS, R of L. , BELFAST, OFS". 3640 PTE. A. THOMPSON. 1ST. RL. INNIS. FUSILIERS. All medals correctly named, DCM & QSA impressed, IGS (2nd Bn) in running script.

London Gazette April 19 1901

First mentioned in Gen. Buller's despatch 30 March 1900. "Pte. Thompson 3640 on the 23rd February 1900 went to rescue Pte. Nesbitt a heavy wounded man and laboriously brought him to cover under hot fire."

A further mention is found in the book "Buller's campaign with the Natal Field Force of 1900" of where the following gives us a better understanding of this heroic action at "Harts Hill"

"They passed along this Bullet-swept path over the Onderbrook Spruit bridge, the Inniskillings leading, and the other regiments following. Every man of the brigade had therefore to run the Gauntlet of the Boer marksman, and numbers dropped on the bridge, where the enemy's bullets were falling thick. Some fifty men were put out of action* in the race over the bridge to the rendezvous further on,..."

"* An act of gallantry was displayed at this spot as the Inniskillings crossed. Private Nesbitt fell badly wounded on the middle of the bridge. With considerable courage Private Thompson of the same regiment ran back and removed his comrade, though under heavy fire, to a place of safety."

There has been many a Victoria Cross awarded for similar acts of Gallantry and Private Thompsons actions that day again illustrates to me why the DCM has always been my favourite award for the past 40 years.



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



Single : Military General Service Medal 1793-1814 with four clasps "Toulouse, Pyrenees, Badajoz, Ciudad Rodrigo" impressed naming to A. HILLMAN, DRUMR 40TH FOOT.

This medal was purchased from the "Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe" (Surrey) in 1974 and comes with the following research on Alexander Hillman (in a typed letter form)


Born in the parish of Shepton Maller 1792

Enlisted in the 40th. Regiment of Foot on the 5th. March 1808 for limited service aged 16 and served 9 years and 128 days. Discharged in consequence of his term of service having expired on 21st. June 1817. His conduct as a soldier was :- Good, he served in the Peninsular, America and the Continent and was wounded in the left leg at Waterloo on the 18th. June 1815.

Description of Discharge :- Alexander Hillman, Drummer, is about 25 years old, is 5 ft. 6 ins. in height, brown hair, grey eyes, fair complexion and by trade or occupation a labourer. His discharge was carried out at Glascow and he was granted 7/6 marching money to carry him to Leith where he was to embark to England, his final destination being Wells in Somersetshire. On arrival at Leith he was granted a free passage to London. Arriving in London he was advanced 22/- marching money to Wells in Somerset being at the rate of 1/10 a day. He was granted a pension of 6d. a day but apparently this was later increased to 8d a day on an application by him dated 9th June 1840. He was admitted as an In-Pensioner to Chelsea Hospital at the end of March 1853 and died there on 28th. June 1870 at the age of 78.

N.B. A note written in 1933 by his daughter stated that his Waterloo Medal was lost overboard when he was at sea I.W.T.

He served in the American War 1812-14. Another note said that he served 21 years in the army chiefly in India."

The medal has an unofficial buckle with "Peninsula" and "Waterloo" and has a slight "wooff" in the carriage between the first and second clasps, but is not damaged in any way. Heavily toned and on what appears to be original ribbon.




Group of four; Crimea one clasp "Sebastopol" (Lieut) period engraved; Indian Mutiny two clasps "Relief of Lucknow, Lucknow" (Lieut), Ashantee one clasp "Coomassie" (Bt. Lt. Col.); Turkish Crimea Sardinian issue to Lt.Col. J. De Vic Tupper, 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Contact marks, edgebruising otherwise near very fine and better, together with the 4 related miniature medals, all contained in velvet-lined fitted case. All mounted as worn.

Lt Col Tupper entered the army as an Ensign 1854, serving in the Crimea at the siege and fall of Sebastopol (severely wounded at the attack on The Redan 8 September  1855), present during the Indian Mutiny and the relief and capture of Lucknow, the defeat of the Gwalior contingent at Cawnpore and operations including the affair at Ramgunga and the driving of the rebels from Oude into Nepal (Mentioned in Despatches); Captain 1859, Brevet Major 1872, embarked for the Gold Coast and served in the second phase of the Ashanti War 1873 (awarded Brevet Lt. Colonency). With a quantity of research including  copy letters from Tupper’s father to the Duke of Wellington requesting the purchase of a commission for his son (mostly by Judith Farrington) including obituary from The Times 1881.

Ex Alec A. Purves Collection.

Value point: Good early to mid Victorian officer’s group contained in the original fitted medal case with miniatures and both groups mounted as worn.

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Pair: Private H. J. Cornish, 19th Hussars

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 5 clasps, Tel-El-Kebir, Suakin 1884, El-Teb-Tamaai, The Nile 1884-85, Abu Klea (2259 Pte. Pte. J. Cornish, 19th Hussars), note single initial; Khedive’s Star, 1882, contact marks, otherwise generally very fine

Pair: Private E. Cornish, 19th Hussars, late Royal Horse Artillery

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 5 clasps, Tel-El-Kebir, Suakin 1884, El-Teb-Tamaai, The Nile 1884-85, Kirbekan (2789 Gunr. E. Cornish, G/B. R.H.A.); Khedive’s Star, 1882, contact marks, otherwise generally very fine.

Harry John Cornish was born in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, in about August 1860, and enlisted in the 7th Hussars at Dublin in March 1881. Transferring to the 19th Hussars in July 1882, he quickly witnessed active service, being present at Tel-el-Kebir, El-Teb-Tamaai and Suakin, it appears that he may not have been present in the Nile Expedition or at Abu Klea? He contracted dysentery and was invalided home on the Seraphis in early 1886 (1 year after Abu Klea) and was admitted to Netley Hospital on arrival, he was discharged in consequence of his having been found medically unfit for further service’ in June 1886.

Ernest Cornish, Harry’s brother, was born in about February 1859, and enlisted in the Royal Horse Artillery in July 1877. Having then served in India, he transferred to ‘G’ Battery, R.H.A., and was present at Tel-el-Kebir. Then in November 1883, he transferred to the 19th Hussars, in order to be with his brother, and it was in this capacity that he was present at Suakin and El-Teb-Tamaai, in addition to the Nile Expedition and Kirbekan. He was placed on the Army Reserve in January 1887.

Please note that both medals have perfect carriage work for the five clasps and have not been altered.

Sold with research.



Group of five: NWF of India 1908 Distinguished Conduct Medal (EDVII), IGS 1854 three clasps "Burma 1885-87, Sikkim 1888, Samana 1891 "(Gunner No 9 By 1st Bde N Dn RA); IGS 1895 three clasps " Relief of Chitral 1895, PF 1897-98, Tirah !897-98 "(Corpl. No3 Mtn By RA); IGS 1908 one clasp "NWF 1908" (Sjt. No 3 Mtn B RA); Army LSGC Medal (EDVII) to Sgt. J. Charlton RGA. Some contact marks otherwise generally very fine, with copied original Recommendations and service papers.

DCM LG 12.8.1908: Sergeant John Charlton, Royal Garrison Artillery. For operations against Zakka Khel and Mohmands; Army Order No 252 of October 1908.

M.I.D. LG 22.5.1908 Sergeant Charlton’s name appears in Appendix A of Major General Willock’s despatches for operations of the Bazar Valley Frontier Force 13th February – 2nd March 1908.
Only 9 DCMs awarded for the NWF 1908 campaign.

Value point: Unique to the RA and an extremely rare combination of IGS campaign medals/clasps to a British Army Other Rank having served an incredible 30 years continuously in NW India.



Single : Waterloo Medal impressed to JOHN GRANT , ROYAL ARTILL. DRIVERS.

John Grant served in Major N. Turner's A. Troop and is confirmed on the roll.

This medal is ex the Payne collection 1911

Split ring and steel clip suspension.



Group of Six : MILITARY CROSS G.V.R, 1914 Star & Bar, British War & Victory Medals with MID, Defence & War Medals

MC engraved "Cyril E.W.Birkett, Givenchy, March 10th 1915, 60th Rifles", Trio correctly impressed : Star 2nd Lt. Somerset L.I.. BWM & VM Capt.. DM & WM un named as issued.

MC London Gazette 23 June 1915 - attached 1st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

Birkett also served in the post WW1 Iraq army terminating in 1926 and during a period where no campaign medal was issued.

Although originally Som.L.I. Birkett was attached to K R R C for the duration of the war and in Iraq finally retiring in 1946.

A superb early 1915 Gallantry group to a very popular Regiment. Purchased direct from the family.



Family Group : Group one; Military Medal, 1914/15 star, British War Medal and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to S-8520 CPL W. Gerard GORD. HIGHRS. Lond. Gaz. 16th November 1916. Comes with his dog tag bracelet and medal card box.

Group two; British War Medal and Victory Medal correctly impressed to 350946 PTE. A. Gerard R. SCOTS.

KIA 1 August 1918 France 9th Battalion Royal Scots

Comes with medal card box.

Group three; 1914/15 star, British War Medal and Victory Medal correctly impressed to 408 Pte. A. MC CAW A & S. HIGHRS

Fantastic Scottish family grouping with the last group belonging to the brother-in-law.


Single : Medal of the Order of the British Empire (civil) in the box of issue.

Instituted in June 1917 with less than 2000 medals awarded before they were discontinued in 1922.


Pair : EGYPT MEDAL dated 1882 four clasps " Tel-El-Kebir, Suakin1884, El-Teb-Tamaai, The Nile 1884-85 "  222 Pte.J.Jack 1/Gord. Highds. KHEDIVE STAR dated 1882.. only light pitting otherwise VF


Pair : EGYPT MEDAL undated two clasps " Suakin1885, Tofrek"  259 Pte.M. BALLARD. 1/RL. BERKS R. KHEDIVE STAR dated 1884-6 stamped "BERKS" and "259"


Single : EAST & CENTRAL AFRICA MEDAL one clasp "Uganda 1897-98" engraved 1557 Pte Jaffa Khan 27/ Bo:L.Inf.


Single : BRITISH NORTH BORNEO MEDAL 1888 - 1916 one clasp " Rundum "  Silver by SPINK impressed 'copy' un named


Single : CRIMEA MEDAL1854 no clasp period engraved BENJN CHURCH , CAPTNS STEWARD, HMS ALBION. Comes with attractive locket belonging to Church's first wife Elizabeth, containing a small portrait of him and his daughter. He served as Steward to Captain (later rear admiral) Stephen Lushington Commander of the Naval Brigade at Sebastopol. Also with six copied letters written by Lushington to Church, which make interesting reading and provide some background to life on campaign in this period. Includes a number of copies of family photos and research.


Single : CRIMEA MEDAL1854 one clasp "Sebastopol" regimentally impressed.: 2412 John Fletcher 79 Cameron Highlanders



Single : CRIMEA MEDAL1854 one clasp "Sebastopol" engraved 3272 Andrew Robertson, 71st Highland Lt.Infy.


Single : HANOVERIAN WATERLOO 1815 Medal impressed Corporal Jopst' Heinr Kracke, Landwehr Bat. Nienburg.


Single : ARMY OF INDIA MEDAL one clasp "Bhurtpoor" impressed Drummer J.Gee 59th Foot.  Short hyphen & WW type. The 59th were part of the main storming of this major fortification being the gateway to the East.


Single : CHINA WAR MEDAL 1857-1860 two clasps "Taku Forts 1860  Pekin 1860" impressed Pte Josph.Goodchild. 1st Dragoon Guards.  This was the only British Cavalry unit to recieve this medal and as such is scarce.



Single : CHINA WAR MEDAL 1857-1860 two clasps "Taku Forts 1860  Pekin 1860" impressed to THOS ATKINS 2ND BN. 60TH RL. RIFLES



Single : NEW ZEALAND MEDAL dated " 1860 - 65 "impressed  198 George Jefferies 65th Foot.



Single AFGHANISTAN MEDAL 1878 0ne clasp " Ali Musjid" engraved 27B/60 Pte C.Gammon 1/17th Regt.

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Single : CANADA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL one clasp " Fenian Raid 1866" impressed 1567 Dr. E.Newberry, 4th Bde. R.A. This medal is not common to British Troops.



Single : TIBET MEDAL bronze one clasp " Gyantse " engraved running script - Sweeper Raja Ram, 8th Gurkha Rifles






Pair : EGYPT & SUDAN 1882-89 dated reverse no clasp 2685 Pte.W.Simmonds. 2nd Bn. Derbyshire Rgt. KHEDIVE SUDAN dated 1882. very neatly engraved with full details of recipient.       

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Four: Mons Star with Clasp, British War, Victory Medal and L. S. G. C. Medal (GV) all correctly impressed to 1814 SDLR (CPL ON PAIR) F. C. FERRIS R.H.A.

Note: Medal index confirms Mons Star and clasp with Frederick Charles Ferris qualifying on the 15th August 1914. Initially uses service number S.R./238 as a member of 158 Siege Battery. Also comes with Fredericks ribbon bar and a prayer book which has address in 1895 as “Officers’ Quarters, Netley, Hants”.



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Three: 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals. All medals correctly impressed to 10150 PTE. W. BEARDWELL HAMPS: R

Walter Anselm Beardwell’s medal card shows his entry into the war was in the Balkan’s with the Hampshire Regiment on the 5th August 1915. Walter was killed in action on the 28th August 1915 at Gallipoli serving in the 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Walter was 35 years old and was the Uncle of the following three brothers.

Pair: British War and Victory Medals. All medals correctly impressed to 395125 PTE. E. A. BEARDWELL 9-LOND. R

Edwin Arthur Beardwell’s medal card shows service with the Kings Royal Rifle Corps, regimental number 51731. The British War and Victory medals are shown as his full entitlement

Pair: British War and Victory Medals. All medals correctly impressed to 241933 PTE. W. H. BEARDWELL E. SURR. R.

William Hunter Beardwell’s medal card shows service with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, regimental number 30215. William was killed in action on the 16th June 1918 in France serving in the 1st/4th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. William is buried in the British Cemetery at Houchin, France. The British War and Victory medals are shown as his full entitlement.

Single:  Victory Medal correctly impressed to T4-037668 DVR. S. J. BEARDWELL A.S.C.

Sidney John Beardwell’s medal card shows his entry into the war was in France on the 5th January 1915. Missing 1914/15 Star and British War Medal.


1939/45 Star, France & Germany Star, Defence & War Medals, George VI Jubilee Medal, Territorial Efficiency Medal (GVI) and bar, correctly named 2570052 SIGMN. V. R. PAIN. SIGNALS; and Police Special Constabulary Long Service medal correctly named VICTOR R. PAIN.

Note: Further research required




Trio: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 411 PTE. A. J. MIELL. R. FUS.

Comes with regimental cap badge.





Four: 1914 Star with bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal and India General Service Medal 1908 two clasps "WAZIRISTAN 1919-21" and "WAZIRISTAN 1921-24"  All four medals are impressed to 20751 GNR G. PHILLIPS. R.A. (last medal "R.G.A")

Comes with regimental cap badge.





Pair: GSM One Clasp;  "Cyprus"  and CSM One Clasp; "South Arabia" correctly impressed to 23531132 SPR - CPL R. S. Torode R.E.





Single :INDIAN MUTINY MEDAL 1857 no clasp impressed Robert Wilson 74th Highlanders. A nice condition medal evenly toned, however it appears the mint was a bit heavy handed with the crimping machine when putting on the suspension shearing off the reverse two lugs but without causing any damage to the medal



Single: CSM two Clasps; "South Arabia, Radfan" correctly impressed to 23866608 TPR. W. J. DAVIES . 16/5 L.





Single: CSM clasp; "South Arabia" correctly impressed to 23959252 RFN. D. A. McI. BOGAN. CAMERONIANS.

 Note. This was the Cameronians last campaign before disbanding. The Cameronians chose to disband rather than amalgamate with another regiment in the Lowland Brigade.





Pair: CSM Two Clasps;  "Malay Peninsula, Borneo" and United Nations medal Cyprus. Correctly impressed to 24033739 RFN F. A. E. Therton. 3 Green Jackets.





Family grouping. Father and Son.

Trio: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to 87841 DVR. J. FRENCH R.A.

Trio: Queens Korea Medal, United Nation Korea medal and CSM clasp "NORTHERN IRELAND". Queens Korea Medal impressed to 22274310 SPR. E. J. FRENCH R.E. UN Korea is unnamed as issued with the CSM impressed 22274310 SGT. E. J. FRENCH QUEENS.

Unusual grouping which includes Korea and Northern Ireland.

Comes with regimental cap badges.





Single : CRIMEA MEDAL1854 one clasp "Alma" officially impressed W.Mashall 42nd Regt..

near VF SOLD


Pair: CSM One Clasp;  "Northern Ireland" and United Nations medal Cyprus. Correctly impressed to 24187986 Pte R. J. Desborough PARA.







Three: Crimea 1854-56, 3 clasps, "Balaklava, Inkermann, and Sebastopol" officially impressed to E. Quinn. 6th Dragoons, Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., small letter reverse to 955. Edwd. Quinn. 11th Hussars; Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian issue in contemporary running script to 957 E. Quinn, 6th Dragoons.

Edward Quinn was born in County Donegal and attested for the 6th Dragoons at Enniskillen on 3 October 1846, aged 20 years. He is shown in the muster rolls as being on active duty with his regiment for the whole of the quarter dating 1st October to the 31st December 1854, and it is most probable, therefore, that he took part in the famous charge of the Heavy Brigade at Balaklava. Medal roll states "Invalided home 15 Sept 1855". He transferred to the 11th Hussars on 1 November 1866 and was discharged from the service on 1 November 1870. Sold with copied discharge papers.


Light contact marks, otherwise VF SOLD

Single: INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL1854 One Clasp; "PEGU" CPL. W. Wheeldon 18th Royal Irish RGT. Impressed naming. Converted to menu holder fully HM Birmingham 1898. Fortunately the silver stand is attached to the inside of the clasp ends, having almost no effect on the medal itself. An interesting Medal.



Single: Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-58 one clasp "DELHI" impressed naming to CORPL S. COTTERILL 52ND L. I.

Medal confirmed on service record as Samuel Cotterill. Record also shows service in the East Indies as 8 years 7/12 months (no further medal).



Single: Iraq war medal correctly named to 25149862 PTE G. P. D. Dawson RAMC.

With original oath of allegiance, Course Certificate, Box of issue and a group course photo.

Pte. Dawson was a combat medic in Iraq.





Photo: Crimean Engineer Veterans

Pair: Crimea Medal three clasps "ALMA, INKERMANN & SEBASTOPOL" and China Medal 1857. Crimea period engraved T. EWEN 8TH COY R*S*M, China Medal impressed CORPL THOS EWEN. 23RD C. ROYAL ENGRS.

This pair is ex a very old Australian collection and thanks to the modern ability to research has turned into a great story of Crimean heroism. In a NSW newspaper article dated 14th July 1900 we have found a brief article on the Victoria Cross that Sapper Ewen "never wore, though he won."

The official history mentions Sapper Ewens bravery on a number of occasions including along side Colour Sgt Henry McDonald when he earns his Victoria Cross. It is interesting to note that years after the event General Gordon (of Khartoum fame) was still campaigning to have Ewen recognized for his gallantry.




Single: Crimea 1854-56, 4 clasps, "Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, and Sebastopol" correctly impressed to G. Alcock, Grenadier Gds.

3420 Private George Alcock ('Allcock' in the published roll), 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards was severely wounded at the battle of Inkermann, 5 November 1854. On a later roll he is listed as ‘Dead W.O. 29.4.56'. As Private Alcock was classed as "Severely wounded" one can only guess that his death was a result of his wounding.

The Russian force of no less than 7,000 men attacked the Sandbag Battery bravely defended by 2,000 men. A rare casualty medal to such a significant action.


Slight contact marks and edge bruising, VF SOLD


Single : AFGHANISTAN MEDAL 1878 one clasp "Charasia" engraved 1973 Corpl.C Baillee 92nd Highrs.

near EF SOLD

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Group of eight: 1914/15 Star (LIEUT. J. P. DUGUID), British War, Victory Medal, (CAPT J. P. DUGUID), GSM GV “IRAQ” (CAPT J. P. DUGUID), IGS “WAZIRISTAN 1919-21” (CAPT J. P. DUGUID A. D. CORPS), Defence, War and 1953 Coronation medal unnamed as issued

John Paris Duguid first appears in WW1 on the R.A.M,C Special List at the rank of Lieutenant in October 1915. Serving all through WW1 up until the early 1920’s including service in Iraq and India, discharging at the rank of Captain.

Post war Captain Duguid travelled, visiting and living in several places including Australia and America.

At home for the outbreak of WW2, Captain Duguid re-enlisted for home service. Reaching the rank of Colonel by the end of hostilities and he further continued to serve post war in a reserve role.

John passed away in 1964 at the age of 74

Note: Comes with research confirming medal entitlement and a copy of photo of the recipient in uniform



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Group of Five: GSM (GV1) One Clasp; "PALESTINE” correctly impressed to 3908856 PTE W. GETHIN S. WALES BORD. 1939/1945 Star, Africa Star, Defence and War Medal unnamed as issued.

Note: The 1st battalion, South Wales Borderers were posted to Iraq in November 1941 in anticipation of a German attack. When it became apparent that no such attack was coming, they moved overland the following May to a position just outside Tobruk, which they were ordered to hold in cover of the general British withdrawal of forces from the area. This order, however, was almost immediately countermanded and a chaotic retreat ensued, exacerbated by lack of transport and the capture of the battalion’s reconnaissance officers by the Germans. Under heavy attack, and in unfamiliar and hostile terrain, over 500 men were lost, most taken prisoner.

Originally classed as missing in action and re-classified as Prisoner of War (Germany). Lance Corporal Gethin was prisoner number 6384 at Stalag 317, Sankt Johann im Pongau, Austria.

Stalag 317 initially consisted of prisoners from France and the Soviet Union who were used as forced labour in nearby factories and in agriculture. In November 1943, after the Italian armistice, Commonwealth prisoners arrived from Italy with two hundred NCOs being transferred. Records state approximately 4,000 people died in the camp and indicates that most were Soviet Prisoners.





Single: Egypt Medal (undated) three clasps: "TAMAAI, THE NILE 1884-85 & KIRBEKAN" correct period engraved naming to 2452 PTE D. KENEALY 19th HUSSARS.

Note: believed only three members of the 19th Hussars entitled to this combination.


normal pitting near VF SOLD 


Single: INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL1854 One Clasp;  "Burma 1885-7". 5018 Pte. J. Hargraves 1st Bn. Rifle Bde


Group of four : MILITARY CROSS G.V.R. British War & Victory Medals plus "Mayor of Exeter" Key 1933.

MC engraved " 8th Sept 1916, Kenneth Gatey, Devon Regt"  Pair impressed Lieut.

MC London Gazette 20 October 1916

Temp.2nd Lieut. Kenneth Gatey, Devon Rgt.

 "For conspicuous gallantry during a raid.When hung up by the enemy's wire he deliberately cut it, aided by a corporal and a lance corporal, and, entering the enemy's trenches, accounted for several enemy and took a prisoner."

KEY engraved with:

" Southern Railway Exeter Central - New Station opened by - The Mayor of Exeter Kenneth Gatey Esq. MC. 1st July 1933."

Key is HM Silver Birmingham 1932 and is lightly gilded.

Purchased direct from the family.




Single: South Africa Medal 1834-53 impressed to GUNR & DR J. MALONE RL. ARTY.

Note: Gunner or Driver John Malone was a member of the 4th Company 8th Battalion of the Royal Artillery and his medal issue is confirmed






Four: Engine Room Artificer 1st Class C. McCarthy, Royal Navy
1914-15 Star (M.13701 Act. E.R.A.4, R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (M.13701 E.R.A.3, R.N.); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., 2nd issue (M13701 E.R.A.1, H.M.S. Acasta) some edge bruising and contact marks, fine and better.

Note; Cyril McCarthy was born in Birmingham on 19 January 1891. An Engine Fitter & Turner by occupation, he entered the Royal Navy in June 1915. During the war he served on Argyll, July 1915-December 1915; Vivid and Victory, December 1915-February 1917; Circe, February-July 1917; Bellona, September 1917-March 1918 and M.B.037, July 1918-June 1919. He attained the rank of E.R.A. 1st Class in 1927. With copied service paper.





Single : CRIMEA MEDAL1854 one clasp "Sebastopol" engraved Thos.Parr Grenr.Guards..



Pair: India General Service Medal one clasp: "CHIN-LUSHAI 1889-90" , running script 3359 Pte. T. Baker 1st Bn. K.O.SCO. B. Queens South Africa Medal three clasps : "C.C., P'Burg, Jo'Burg" impressed 3359 Pte. T. Baker. K.O. SCOT. BORD.

Original Documents include:

1. Gold Blocked leather covered pay book

2. Two original parchment discharge certificates

3. Original letter requesting his QSA

4. Death certificate

5. Pension forms

6. Small photo of recipient.

Thomas Baker was born in Birmingham and attested for the K.O.S.B. at Walsall on 5 September 1878, aged 18 years. He was discharged at Gosport having completed his second period of engagement on 19 November 1900. As a Factory Worker and an Army Pensioner, Baker died of heart failure on 3 March 1905




Single : Gwalior Star 1843. Maharajpoor Star unnamed as issued with normal accepted straight bar suspension


Single: Crimea Medal four clasps "Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol" impressed naming to C. HATTER. GRENADIER GDS.

WIA wounded at Alma 20th September 1854

WIA (second occasion) severely wounded at Inkerman 5th November 1854

Died from his wounds 20th November 1854

A great double wounding medal to a true fighting soldier who succumbed to his wounds only weeks after the famous "Sandbag action".



Pair : Crimea Medal three clasps "Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol" and Turkish Crimea (Sardinian issue). Crimea medal impressed F. GRAY. 2ND DRAGNS.  Sardinian Crimea depot impressed in upright capitals F. GRAY 2ND DRAGOONS.

Confirmed on roll and records show that at no stage was Private Francis Gray sick during the Crimean war. His service being stated as 1 year and eleven months in the Crimea. Roy Duttons book "Forgotten Heroes" has 1099 Pte. Gray as "probably rode in the charge". Great group to Gray of the Grey's.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The book "Charge of the Heavy Brigade" by Roy Dutton on page 359 reproduces an article by "the Aberdeen weekly" October the 27th 1896 which reports on the Scots Greys annual reunion in which Troopers W. Swanson, Gray and Berland are guests of honour being original chargers. This clearly illustrates that Gray being the only trooper on the nominal roll can now be classed as a "confirmed charger".

Ex Glendining's September 1977


Some contact marks, otherwise near VF SOLD


Passport photo of Thomas McConville and his wife

Four: R.Q.M.S. Thomas McConville M.S.M. Royal Irish Fusiliers

1914-15 Star (14516 SJT T. McCONVILLE. R. IR. FUS); British War (14516 SJT T. McCONVILLE. R. IR. FUS); VICTORY MEDAL (14516 SJT C. McCONVILLE. R. IR. FUS); Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (14516 C.Q.M. SJT T.  McCONVILLE 9/R. IR. FUS). There is a minor initial error on the Victory Medal, but all surrounding information including service number is the same.

M.S.M. London Gazette 18 January 1919.

Thomas McConville was born on the 9th August 1895 in Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland and enlisted with the Royal Irish Fusiliers in 1915, serving with the 9th Battalion (Lurgan) during the Great War. A Genealogy extract on Lurgan has his final rank as Regimental Quartermaster showing the following “McConville, Thomas, 120, Victoria Street, R.Q.M.S., 9th R.I.F., M.S.M”. He and his wife along with their baby daughter migrated to Australia in 1926.


Nearly extremely fine SOLD

A superb example of a Scots Guard Sgt in the Crimea

Trio : Distinguished Conduct Medal (VR), Crimea Medal four clasps "Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol" and Turkish Crimea (British issue). DCM impressed CORPL G. THOMSON. SCOTS FUSR GDS. Crimea Medal contemporary engraved capitals CORPL GEOE THOMPSON SCOTS FUSR GDE. Turkish Crimea in upright engraved capitals SGT G. THOMPSON (unofficial Crimea suspension). Note: the DCM has omitted the "P" in Thompson.

Period records show that Sgt.Thompson was recommended on the 26th March 1855 by the Officer Commanding the Royal Scots Fusilier Guards "Under the Warrant of 4th December 1854" for "Distinguished conduct in the field". The medal was sent to the Adjutant General in the Crimea on the 14th May 1855 for issue in the field.

The Scots Guards were awarded four Victoria Crosses and a number of Distinguished Conduct Medals in Heavy fighting in the Alma and Inkermann. As this DCM was awarded prior to the creation of the Victoria Cross and was issued in country, there is unfortunately no citation. One thing is for sure he would have been involved in several bayonet charges and a good deal of bloody hand to hand fighting. It even raises the question whether the original DCM winners would have been eligible for the Victoria Cross if it had been instituted at the time.

Some contact marks otherwise near VF SOLD


Keith Rocco's painting of the 23rd in action against French cuirassiers and Dutch lancers


Single: Waterloo Medal 1815 correctly named to William Cooksey, 23rd Reg. Light Dragoons fitted with original steel clip and later ring suspension.

23rd Light Dragoon casualties at Waterloo; 13 men killed, 5 officers & 23 men wounded, 1 officer & 31 men missing.

Served in Captain John Martin's number 2 troop. Ex Gascoigne collection March 1909. Originally sold by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge February 1879 and later again sold by Spink's (c1995) of where it has resided in a collection ever since.


Slight edge bruising VF SOLD


Single:South Africa Medal 1834-53 impressed to J. MILLER. 91ST REGT

Note: There appears to be three soldiers of the 91st with this name and initial and a curious note in records that states a "Miller" (of the 91st) has a medal for Gallant Conduct (not engraved).




Light contact marks otherwise VF SOLD

INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL1854 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





Single: India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, North West Frontier impressed to 578 DRIVR. W. J. SMITH, D By. F Bde. R.A.



Single: INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL1854 One Clasp; "Hazara 1888" 1156 Pte. E. Goddard 2nd Bn. Sussex Reg't. VF





Single: Crimea 1854-56, 3 clasps, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol (J. Canning. 2nd Dragns.) 


James Canning was born in October 1827 and enlisted into the 2nd Dragoons at Edinburgh on 13 April 1846, for an unlimited period of engagement. He embarked with the regiment during April-June 1854 for service in the Crimea. The muster rolls confirm that Canning was on active duty with his regiment for the whole of the quarter of the 1st October to the 31st December 1854, and it is most probable, therefore, that he took part in the famous charge of the Heavy Brigade at Balaklava, in which the Scots Greys had two men killed and fifty-six wounded. Seven men were awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Canning returned from the Crimea during the latter part of 1855, subsequently purchasing his discharge from the army in September 1856.

It should be noted that the 2nd Dragoons were not present at Inkermann and that Canning’s medal should technically have clasps for Balaklava and Sebastopol only. The mistake is easily explained by examining the regimental medal roll compiled ‘Camp Crimea. 11 January 1855’ (WO 100/24) which clearly shows the letter ‘I’ in the column for ‘Inkermann Novr. 5’ against many names, including Canning, in addition to the letter ‘B’ to indicate entitlement to the clasp for Balaklava. Consequently many men of the 2nd Dragoons were officially issued with the Inkermann clasp. A separate roll was compiled in November 1855 listing those entitled to clasps for Sebastopol, most of which were despatched as loose clasps at a later date. Sold with copies of relevant medal and muster rolls.


Officially impressed naming, very fine SOLD


Single: Crimea 1854-56, 4 clasps, "Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann and Sebastopol" contemporary engraving to CORPL. R. GRACIE SCOTS FUSR GDS




single: Crimea 1854-56, 1 loose clasp, Sebastopol, unnamed

Note: With French Imperial award document for the British Crimea Medal with clasp Sebastopol, awarded to Fusilier Jean Gueyrouil (?), 47th Regiment dated 1 December 1856. Document creased and repaired.


Good very fine SOLD


Reverend Bradley middle row, third from the right

Pair: British war medal and Victory medal impressed to HON CAPT J L BRADLEY

John Leo Bradley, born September 14th 1886 in Ashbourne Derbyshire joined CEF embarking from Montreal for overseas service on the 8th July 1916.

Posted to 238th Bn (Forestry) 2nd October 1916 France

3rd February 1917 taken on strength “D. of C. Hp.” as Roman Catholic Chaplain. followed by postings at various casualty clearing stations, the 5th Can. Div, Artillery Brigade, Witley Camp then 4th Can. Div Artillery Brigade.

Transferred to Imperial Chaplains Services, C. Gen. Depot. S’cliffe on the 5th August 1918

Research shows post war service in the Canadian Militia, Ottawa, Ontario.

Note: Comes with original Canadian Chaplin’s badge and research suggesting that Reverend Bradley was reverend to King George VI. The ribbon at the end of his medal group represents the “Royal Warrant Holders Association Medal” and further supports this. Further research is required to ascertain the relationship with King George VI.




Trio: British war medal, Mercantile Marine and 1935 Jubilee Medal. First two impressed to MARY MC FARLANE. Jubilee un-named as issued

Mary McFarlane was born in Kennington in 1880

Medals confirmed and issued 26th August 1919 and sent to 86 Thrush St, Walworth SE17

Note: Jubilee medal comes in box with female bow ribbon. Rare Female grouping.


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Trio: British war medal, Defence Medal and Italian War Medal impressed to REV. P. N. MAITLAND

Reverend Peregrine Neave Maitland born 2nd November 1884, educated at Harrow School, Harrow, London and Trinity Hall, Cambridge University

Awarded British War Medal (Civilian List Rol 101/A) Page 20. Theatre of War first served in France, 9/1917


The following extract referring to Reverend Maitland’s WW2 activity was taken from the following website and would support the issue of his Defence Medal


“The only information currently available comes from a 1944 map of the Special Duties network. This shows an outstation in the vicinity of Bradwell-on-Sea. It is likely that the set was in or around the village itself as the land is extremely flat and the village is the highest point in the surrounding area. Even today the area is relatively sparsely populated


Doctors and the clergy were picked as wireless operators and with the church tower of St Thomas's being the highest structure in the area, it may be that the Reverend Peregrine Neave Maitland was involved. He had moved from Loughton in April 1940, his former parishioners giving him a 10hp car as a leaving gift. He had served in France during the First World War with the Church Army.”

Peregrine Neave Maitland Rector of Loughton, Essex died in 1954.

Note: Italian WW1 War medal unconfirmed. Comes with original period miniatures




Single: Turkish Crimea 1855, British issue, unnamed, pierced with rings for suspension



Single: Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-58 two clasps "LUCKNOW & DELHI" impressed to CORPL JOHN MARTIN 1ST EURN BENGAL FUSRS.

Note: Confirmed on roll & note stating that transferred to 4th Bengal Fusiliers.

The munsters had 98 officers and men killed and 211 wounded in the seige and assault of Delhi in 1857





Single: Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-58 one clasp "CENTRAL INDIA" impressed naming to COLR SERJT J. F. STEVENS. 86TH REGT.

Confirmed on medal roll as Colour Sergeant J. Stephens



 Single : INDIAN MUTINY MEDAL 1857 one clasp "Delhi" Impressed B.Cogan 52nd L.I.. The 52nd were in the thick of the fighting at Delhi.


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LT Gubbins Victorian Mounted Rifles is standing top left in group photo

Group of six; Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., silver-gilt and enamels; The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 1st type breast badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1919; Queen’s South Africa five clasps “Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902” (2/Lieut. S. Gubbins, Rl. Fus.); 1914-15 Star (Major S. Gubbins, R. Fus.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (Lt. Col. S. Gubbins),

It appears Stamer Gubbins was born in New Zealand on passage to Australia in 1882. Gubbins family settled in Melbourne where he was educated at Melbourne Grammar School. Joining the 5th Contingent, Victorian Mounted Rifles in 1900 as a lieutenant at the age of 18, he served in South Africa during the Boer War. After serving his full tour with the 5th VMR he went on to serve in the Royal Fusiliers in 1902.

Having then been seconded to the West African Frontier Force in Nigeria 1904-09, and been advanced to Major, Gubbins was embarked for France in June 1915, where he commanded the 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers from August of that year until May 1916.It was during this period that he won his D.S.O. for the Battalion’s attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt (a.k.a. The Chord) on 2 March. On that occasion, the attack was launched at 5.45 p.m. with the detonation of seven mines, the largest of which was intended to wreck the bulk of The Chord. Certainly the earth thrown up by the mines partly covered the enemy’s wire, thereby allowing Gubbins’s men - and the neighbouring 8th Battalion - to gain access to the enemy’s defences, but not without significant loss. As stated in The Royal Fusiliers in the Great War, the 9th Battalion ‘found many Germans in their sector of The Chord who, though dazed, did not surrender and had to be killed. There followed a number of fierce grenade fights, the Germans rushing down from the north end of The Chord and along the trenches leading from the east into it ... but the craters were held against enemy bombing attacks during the night.’

D.S.O. London Gazette 15 April 1916:

‘This officer commanded his Battalion in an attack, the success of which was due to the excellent organisation he had established in his Battalion, and to the fighting spirit he had fostered in it.’ 

O.B.E. London Gazette 3 June 1919.

“For valuable service rendered in connection with Military Operations in Egypt”

Gubbins, who was also mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 15 June 1916, refers), later served in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force as Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, services that resulted in his award of the O.B.E. After a long adventure away from Australia, Gubbins finally returned in 1938 with his wife. He died in 1940.

Mounted as worn, minor enamel damage to wreaths on the first, otherwise good very fine SOLD

Germany, Prussia, Iron Cross 1813, 2nd Class, Rare “stepped iron center” first issue

King Friedrich Wilhelm III instituted the Iron Cross on 10 March 1813 as an award for bravery, available to all ranks, both combatant and non-combatant. By the Supreme Cabinet Order of 12 March 1815, combatants whose bravery in action had been brought to the attention of the King but had not been awarded an Iron Cross as a result, were permitted to ‘inherit’ an Iron Cross 2nd Class when, following the death of a recipient, the cross was returned. A deceased officer’s Iron Cross being awarded to another officer, in similar other rank’s crosses were awarded again to other ranks. A single Iron Cross could therefore be awarded to several combatants. This continued until the 1830’s when it was decided clear the backlog and to award an Iron Cross to those still waiting to ‘inherit’ one. This required a new batch of Iron Crosses to be produced. Those manufactured differed from the earlier versions like this example in being slightly larger and in having flat centre plates without a peripheral step, in general resembling subsequent issues of the cross.

Note: The 1813 Iron Cross is in the British section as they were allies at the time of the Peninsular Wars.

Very Fine SOLD


Single: New Zealand 1845-66, reverse dated 1863 to 1866 (2783 Cr. Sergt. Saml. Manning, 1st Bn. 12th Regt.),


The 12th Regiment arrived at Sydney in 1854 and served in New Zealand from 1860-66. It was engaged in the first Taranaki War, being present at No. 2 Redoubt and was in action throughout the Waikato War. It sustained losses at Rangiriri and fought at Gate Pa. The Headquarters moved to Napier in December 1865 and then moved to Tauranga in 1866, where part of the regiment took part in the Tauranga bush campaign.

As per the following report from The Hobart Mercury, 10 August 1861, Manning served as a Drill Instructor to the local volunteers in Tasmania in 186-61:

‘Yesterday evening a presentation of a purse of twenty sovereigns by the members of the First Rifles, S.T.V., to Acting Sergeant-Major Manning of H.M. 12th Regiment, who since the formation of the Corps, has filled the post of Drill Instructor, took place at the Town Hall.

Lieutenant-Colonel Russell, Field Officer, commanding Volunteers, and the whole of the officers of the Second Rifles were present; Mr. Manning holding the office of Drill Instructor to that corps. Several ladies also graced the scene with their presence and numerous spectators filled the gallery and lower part of the Hall. Acting Sergeant-Major Manning arrived shortly after eight o'clock, and the Corps being drawn up in subdivisions facing each other, Captain Solly spoke as follows:

“Sergeant Manning - The pleasing duty has devolved upon me, as the Captain Commanding the First Rifles, to convey to you, on the part of the Corps, the expression of their appreciation of your services as Drill Instructor. We feel, that to your unwearied assiduity and never failing patience, the present state of efficiency, which without boasting I may say is second to no corps in the Colony, is in great measure owing to you. I have now the pleasure of presenting to you this purse as a token of the good feeling entertained by the Corps towards you, and the high place you hold in their esteem. l am quite sure that wherever duty may call you, you will not forget the First Rifles, and you will ever carry with you the best wishes of the members of the Corps.

Sergeant Manning said:

“Officers, non-commissioned officers, and members of the First Rifles. I thank you most heartily for the very handsome present which you have made me. It has always been my anxious desire to do my duty faithfully as your Drill Instructor. I shall ever feel it a great pleasure to assist in any way the members of the First Rifles; and any information that I may possess connected with their instruction as Volunteers I shall be most happy to afford. I may be called away shortly, or I may remain here for many years, but wherever I am I shall always remember the time I have spent with you and hope and trust you will ever maintain the position you now hold in the Rifle Corps of Tasmania.”

Sergeant Manning then withdrew and Colonel Russell, who had been present at the drill, requested Captain Solly to convey to the Corps his satisfaction at the manner in which they had gone through their evolutions.’


Officially impressed naming, edge bruise, otherwise very fine SOLD


Single: Canada General Service 1866-70, 1 clasp, Fenian Raid 1866. Correct impressed naming to PTE. E. De VILLERS, 17th BATTALION



Five: Military Medal, Mons 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


Single: Abyssinia 1867 correct raised naming to J. Warner A.B. H.M.S. Nymphe 

Good very fine SOLD


Single: Cape of Good Hope General Service Medal 1880-97 one clasp "TRANSKEI" correct period engraving to TPR J. H. SMITH BAKERS HSE.

confirmed on roll

Note: Only 556 medals with "TRANSKEI" issued




Single : EGYPT MEDAL undated one clasp "Gemaizah 1888"  1072 Pte.J.Soper 1/ Welch R.

Born in Ramplsham, near Maiden Newton,Dorsetshire and attested Welsh Rgt. 28 Feb 1885 aged 24 1/2 years. Served Egypt & Sudan Dec 1886 to aug 1889. Discharged 'time expired" 27 Feb 1897.



Single: Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 1 clasp, Suakin 1885 correctly named to 5320 Pte. W. L. Galliers, M.S. Corps.

Note: Ex American Numismatic Society Collection, Morton & Eden, 25/26 October 2006

Extremely fine SOLD


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Early Vietnam 1966 KIA Valour Grouping to James Mitchell Cornett

No 25367148 Private First Class James Mitchell Cornett was born on May 10, 1943, and was originally from Elizabethton, Tennessee. He served his country in the Vietnam War in the United States Army, as an Infantryman in Alpha Company 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, His tour began on September 25, 1965. Nearly 6 months later, on March 24, 1966, PFC Cornett was killed under hostile conditions in Binh Duong province, South Vietnam; he was 22 years old at the time of his death. PFC Cornett is memorialized on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Panel 6E, Line 46

The grouping consists of the following;

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Vietnam campaign medals, name tag and Infantry Combat badge.

Official Award Documents for both Bronze Star and his Purple Heart in official padded booklet.

Various original cloth patches including Airborne patches (One article states that he transferred to the 173rd Airborne”

Military I.D. and many original photographs in Vietnam

Basic training book from 1962

1965 original Discharge paper where he transferred to the reserves.

Numerous newspaper clippings including one of his parents receiving the Bronze Star.

Over 50 letters to him from family and several from him to them where he describes “loosing men like they are going out of style” along with killing two V.C.

A letter from the White House and several letters from his Congressman.

An amazing collection showing the complete story one man’s heroic life from enlistment until his death in Vietnam.



Single: Hunza Nagar Badge 1891, the reverse impressed, ‘Gurney & Son, Woodstock Street, London’, complete with reverse fitments and split pin for wearing, 

Very fine SOLD 


Pair: Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 3955 PTE N. WILDE 1/R. War. R. (small initial correction "V" to "N"), Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 2 clasps, “The Atbara, Khartoum” 3955 PRIVATE. N. WILDE 1st ROY WARWICKSHIRE. REGT

Slight wear to naming (90 % readable), otherwise VF SOLD



Single : CHINA 1900 no clasp. Engraved running script to 2527 Singh 3RD Bo: Lt Cav'y





Single: NATAL 1906 one clasp "1906" impressed to Pte G. Seager, Natal Rangers 

Edge bruising, VF SOLD

Single: Sutlej Medal for Aliwal 1846 with clasp “Sobraon”. Correct period naming to CHAS ROBERTS 16TH LANCERS.

Charles Roberts enlisted 13th January 1825 in Reading, Sussex to the 59th Foot (also shown as 52nd), Regimental number 1638 at the age of 15 year and 2 months


Volunteered on the 18th December 1828 to serve with the 16th Dragoons


Transferred to the 3rd Light Dragoons 1st April 1846 30th September 1848


Medically discharged unfit in 1848 at 43 years of age due to injuries sustained whilst in the saddle having served a total of 22 years and 11 months including the campaign in Afghanistan in 1838-39 at the assault and capture of Ghuznee, the action at Maharajpoor in 1843 and Aliwal and Sobraon in 1846. Comes with service docs.

 The 16th Lancers were made famous for their charge at Aliwal completely routing the Sikh squares something the French were unable to do against the British Squares at Waterloo

  Contact wear Good Fine SOLD



Single: NATAL 1906 one clasp "1906" impressed  TPR. F. H. SIMPSON, NATAL SERVICE CORPS     



Single: NATAL 1906 one clasp "1906" correct cavalry/officer’s style engraving to Lt. A. Thompson Royston’s Horse

Slight EK at 4 O’clock otherwise VF SOLD



Single: Volunteer Force Long Service, V.R. correct period naming to 343 SERGT H. TAYLOR 1ST V.B. LEICESTERSHIRE REGT.



Four: 1914/15 star, British War, Victory Medal and L. S. G. C. Medal (GV) all correctly impressed to 7193 C. SJT. D. TAYLOR SCO. RIF.


Note: Colour Sergeant Douglas Taylor 18th April 1914 disembarked 5th (M.I.) Battalion Nigeria Regiment




Single: Africa General Service 1902-56 (EVII), 1 clasp, “Somaliland 1902-04” correctly named to A. W. HENDERSON A. B. HMS HYACINTH.



Single: India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp,” North West Frontier 1908”Lieut. H. R. O. Walker 25th Pjbis

Note: Hugh Reginald Oriel Walker first commission (ex Sandhurst) 9th Jan 1904. To Indian Army: 8th March 1905 (25th Punjabis), LT. 9th April 1906: Captain 9th Jan 1913: Major 9th Jan 1919: Lt Colonel 9th Jan 1930: Retired 26th July 1933.




Single: India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp,” Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 “12626 PTE T. W. ROBINSON. 1. R. D. GUARDS.”





Mathew Watters is remembered on the Helles Memorial


Trio: 1914/15 Star, British War and Victory medal correctly impressed to 7310 PTE M. WATTERS R. SC: FUS: Watters is incorrectly spelt with one "T" on BWM & VM which is how it is spelt on the British War and Victory Medal roll of the Royal Scots Fusiliers (copy included).

Mathew Watters was tragically killed whilst "A" Coy (1/5th R.S.F) re-occupied their trench line on the peninsular during heavy fighting on the 12th July 1915. The battalion diary states that the total casualties of the Battalion in the two days were as follows, KILLED; 6 Officers. 61 men. WOUNDED; 1 Officer, 139 men, MISSING; 8 men. (Copy included)

"Information was received by Mr and Mrs H. Watters 164 Rankinston on the 9th inst. That their son, L/CPL Mathew Watters 7310 "A" Coy 1/5th R.S.F. has been killed in action on the 12th July in the Dardanelles. Young Mr Watters who was a miner to trade, joined in August of last year and left with the battalion in May for the Dardanelles." Ayrshire Post 20th August 1915 (typed extract included)



                              Rocquigny-Equancourt Road Cemetry, Manacourt

Three: British war and Victory medal with Memorial Plaque. Medals impressed to 29915 PTE E. PEARCY NORF. R. Memorial Plaque: Correct one piece cast named to ERNEST PEARCEY

KIA 20th November 1917

AGE: 35

Unit: 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment

Cemetery: Rocquigny-Equancourt Road Cemetery, Manancourt

NOK: Son of Charles and Deborah Pearcey of Elm Lodge, Elmbrook Rd, Sutton, Surrey

Note: Misspelt Pearcy on medals compared to Pearcey on Memorial Plaque.




Group of three: 1914-15 Star (J.38629 T. POWELL ORD, R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (J.38629 T. POWELL A.B, R.N.)

Note: Thomas Powell was born in Leeds, York on the 2nd April 1885. During the Great War he served on the H.M.S. Victory, May-June 1915; H.M.S Excellent, June-Aug 1915; and H.M.S. Canada, from August 1915 during the battle of Jutland and until being demobbed in April of  1919. With copied service paper.

H.M.S Canada joined 4th Battle Squadron Grand Fleet in October 1915. Present at the Battle of Jutland 1916 Firing 42, 14inch rounds and managing to receive no damage during the battle. 



General Service Medal E2 clasp Arabian Peninsula, Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Northern Ireland, Long Service & Good Conduct Medal E2 Regular Army to Staff Sergeant A M Shearer, Royal Army Ordnance Corps.


General Service Medal E2 clasp Arabian Peninsula 23534022 Pte A M Shearer RAOC,

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Northern Ireland 23534022 S Sgt A M Shearer RAOC

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal E2 Regular Army 23534022 S Sgt A M Shearer RAOC.


Note: With many entries from the RAOC Gazette, provided, enlistment to retirement as a WO2.



Pair: Distinguished Conduct Medal (VR) and Crimea Medal clasp "Sebastopol". DCM impressed ANDREW FAIRSERVICE SAPPERS & MINERS. Crimea Medal contemporary engraved capitals A. FAIRSERVICE R.E.

The following is an extract from the history of the Royal Engineers (in reference to Sebastopol)

"Among those who were the most praised was private Andrew Fairservice. He is stated to have been exceedingly active in repairing embrasures under heavy fire, so much so, indeed, that his valour and perseverance gained him the honour of a Distinguished service medal and gratuity of five pounds."

Also as an extract from the London Gazette dated 19th May 1858 showing that Sapper Fairservice went on to serve in the Indian Mutiny where he was killed

878 Sapper Andrew Fairservice ..... "Died from the effects of a gunpowder explosion. The officer and men were at the time engaged in removing the powder from several carts of ammunition which were abandoned by the enemy while retreating before the column, and throwing into a well."

Records show (see illustration) that his Mutiny Medal was returned by his unit due to the fact that he was killed.  As this medal was not claimed, this group can not be classed as a broken group.

Close examination of the medals suggest both retain their original ribbon and could be classed as "sleepers". There is no doubt that these sappers did tremendous work at Sebastopol under horrendous conditions constantly exposing themselves to enemy fire.


Some contact marks otherwise near VF SOLD



A Metropolitan Police Jubilee and Coronation medal trio to PC. J. GARRARD, D Division (Marylebone), Metropolitan Police. 

Trio: 1887 Metropolitan Police Jubilee Medal (Bar - 1897) named to PC. J. GARRARD. D. Divn. 1902 Metropolitan Police Coronation Medal named to P.C. J. GARRARD. D. Div. 1911 Metropolitan Police Coronation Medal named to P.C. J. GARRARD.




Pair: Afghanistan 1878-80, 2 clasps, Ahmed Khel, Kandahar (1145. Corpl. H. Wallace. 2/60th. Foot.); Kabul to Kandahar Star 1880 (1145 Lce. Sergt. H. Wallace 2/60 Foot) 

Henry Wallace was born in 1844 and attested for the 60th Regiment of Foot (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) at the Regimental Headquarters in Winchester on 26 September 1864. He served with the 2nd Battalion in India from 1 November 1867, on garrison duty at various stations within India, and was promoted Corporal, before moving into Afghanistan as part of the Kandahar Field Force in 1878. He served throughout the Second Afghan War, and was present at the Battle of Ahmed Khel, 19 April 1880, and took part in General Roberts’ celebrated 310-mile march from Kabul to relieve Kandahar, defeating the Afghans under Ayub Khan on 1 September 1880. Promoted Lance-Sergeant, the Medal rolls for both awards list him as ‘Dead’.

Sold with medal roll extracts and copy Musters

Extremely fine SOLD


Six: An interesting low level flying fighter pilot  Distinguished Flying Cross (dated 1943) & Bar (engraved 1944), 1939/45 Star, Air Crew Europe "France and Germany", Defence Medal, War Medal and 1953 Coronation medal. Attributed to 106182 Flight Lieutenant Michael John Gray of 168 & 2 Squadron. D.F.C. correctly period dated 1943 and Bar 1944 respectively. Campaign medals unnamed as issued.

DFC London Gazette date 16th March 1943

"Act. Flt. Lt. M. J. Gray. R.A.F.V.R., No, 168 Sqn. This officer is a fine leader and a courageous pilot, who has completed many long-range reconnaissance in single-seater fighters. During sorties in search of enemy shipping along the Dutch coast he has located and reported accurately the position of numerous convoys. Flt. Lt. Gray has damaged eight enemy vessels and nine locomotives. No aircraft has been lost from any formation led by him. On a recent sortie he flew low through the streets of Ostend in the face of intense anti-aircraft fire."

Bar to the DFC. London Gazette date 14th November 1944

 "Acting Squadron Leader Michael John Gray, D.F.C., (106182), R.A.F.V.R., 2 Sqn. This officer has displayed outstanding ability and zeal. He is a gallant and forceful leader, whose personal example has contributed materially to the high standard of efficiency of the squadron which has obtained much access. He has commanded the squadron for some nine months during which period the formation has completed many sorties, involving reconnaissance and attack on radio buildings and flying bomb sites. Squadron Leader Gray has taken part in many of these assignments."

Comes with two original flight photographs possibly low level flying through Ostend, Coronation certificate from Buckingham Palace named to Flt. Lt. Gray, period newspaper cut outs from a scrap book with hand written notes, Original London Gazette for the Bar to the DFC and congratulation letter on his DFC from Group Captain Geddes dated 1943. 

Ex Glendining's 1992





Pair: South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, “1879 “ 8146, SERGT. J. McDONALD, R. E.  Army L.S. & G.C., V.R. 8146. CD. SGT. MAJ: E. J McDONALD, R. E.

Note: Comes with service record stating “Received Gun Shot wound of thigh in a false alarm, at the camp of the 2nd Division at Nondweni S. Africa, on the 6th June 1879”

SGT McDonald belonged to the 5th Company Royal Engineers under LT Chard VC




Single: Kabul to Kandahar Star 1880 Sowar Juginder Singh, 3rd Bengal Cavy.





Single : Naval General Service Medal 1793-1840 with one clasp "Guadaloupe" impressed naming to JOHN HAZELDINE.

John Hazeldine is confirmed on the roll as a Private in the Royal Marines on the ship Alcmeme.

Ex Glendinings 1975




Single: INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL1854 One Clasp; "Burma 1885-7". Native 1st Bombay Lancers. Bronze Issue.


Pair : AFGHANISTAN MEDAL three clasps " Charasia,Kabul,Kandahar; engraved 1886 Pte. D.McLelland, 92nd Highrs. KABUL TO KANDAHAR STAR impressed.



Single: India General Service 1908-35 (EVII), 1 clasp,” North West Frontier 1908”correct running script engraving to 7669 Pte H. Cameron 1st Bn Sea Highrs

VF $275


Single: India General Service 1908-35 (GV), 1 clasp, ”MALABAR 1921-22 “ LT. G. W. NUNN, 1-39 GARH RFLS.




Single : AFGHANISTAN MEDAL 1878 no clasp . 1374 Pte. R.Simes, 15th HUSSARS.sp;   

 near EF SOLD

SSM alexander Gerard 10th Hussars, (seated) Curragh 1896.

(from "The Tenth" by Peter Upton)


Trio : Egypt 1882 undated, two clasps ; "EL-TEB_TAMAAI, THE NILE 1884-85", Queen South Africa medal 1899 seven clasps "R of K, Paard, Dreif, Jo'Burg, D.Hill, Witt, SA01" and Khedive Star dated 1884-6.

Egypt medal engraved in 10th Hussars style (see footnote) 1572 PTE A. GERRARD 10TH RL. HUSSARS (note; two "R's" in Gerrard). QSA CORRECTLY IMPRESSED 1572 SQ: S. MAJOR. A. GERARD. 10TH HUSSARS. Khedive star unnamed as issued.

Footnote: "Send one officer to London to pick up (c. 300) Egypt Medals for your regiment, to be named regimentally in time for Prince of Wales' inspection of the regiment at Shorncliffe" (Ref. Royal Mint Letter, dated 17 June 1884, to Colonel Wood, C/O 10th Hussars).


1st Good F, 2nd & 3rd VF  SOLD  

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Single: SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL1853 impressed to JOHN HALPIN, 74TH REGT

John Halpin was born 1822 in Limerick, Tipperary, Ireland joining the 74th Regiment (number 1766) on the 22nd February 1840, at the age of 18. John saw service in the 3rd Kaffir war of 1850-53 with his unit the 74th Highland Regiment. In 1864 after 20 years of service and in receipt of a pension he migrated to Sydney NSW along with his five children on board “The Queen of the East”. His wife was not aboard but was noted as already living in the colony; John’s occupation was listed as Shoemaker and soldier.

Good, fine SOLD



Single: East and Central Africa medal 1889, one clasp: "1898". correct engraved capitals to 1798 PTE. MIZA ALI., 27/BOM: INF:

Scarce medal



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.





Single : NATAL 1906 one clasp "1906" impressed Tpr.P.Gibson, Roystons Horse





 Single : Commander of the British Empire. 1st type (Military Division). Cased.




 Single : Associate Royal Red Cross G.V.R. Cased.




3rd Dragoon Guards at Honnechy 1918 by Lionel Edwards

Four: Military Cross with second award Bar, Mons Star with clasp, British War and Victory Medal with Mentioned in Despatches device. WW1 trio correctly impressed to CAPT. A. B. P. L. VINCENT.

Captain Arthur Birley Patrick Love Vincent 3rd Dragoon Guards

Mentioned in Despatches; 1st January 1916

London Gazette Military Cross; 3rd June 1916 “For distinguished services in the field”

No citation exists but from the unit history we learn the following in regards to the battle of Loos 25th to 27th September 1915”

“2nd-Lieut. Vincent was sent to get in touch with the Royals on the other side of the slag-heap. During these movements 18 Poles and Silesians gave themselves up to Regimental Headquarters.”

“2nd-Lieut. Vincent carried out a reconnaissance along the slag-heap to clear up the situation. He obtained valuable information, which was conveyed to the officer commanding the 2nd Scots Guards”

London Gazette for Bar to the Military Cross; 26th July 1918

Citation to the Military Cross Bar; “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in a successful charge against the enemy infantry and machine guns, resulting in the capture of 100 prisoners and the recapture of a valuable tactical position. He also rendered fine service in obtaining valuable information on numerous mounted patrols during operations”.

The unit history also states the following in regards to the German Offensive- Villers Bretonneux “Lieut. Vincent moved off immediately, coming under fire almost at once. Some 1,200 yards of plough land had to be covered to reach the objective. They advanced steadily and soon met parties of Germans, who fired until the troops was some 200 yards from them. The men then charged with a cheer and the enemy bolted for the copse. Many were sabred and shot as they ran, 4 machine guns being captured. Some of the troop now dismounted, pursued the Germans amongst the trees, and bought back 12 prisoners. Thus the right flank was secured.”



 Single : Imperial Service Medal 1st Type (Star shaped). E.VII.R. Correct period engraving to JOSEPH STONEBRIDGE.

 London Gazette 05/07/1910. Principal Warder, Durham Prison.