Three: DCM G.V.R., War medal and Victory Medal. 602 Fred Jackson. 2nd Tunnelling Company AIF.
DCM London Gazette 6th July 1917.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has shown great courage in rescuing buried men and has performed consistent good work throughout.
It is a shame that the Victory medal has been RENAMED by someone with an impressing machine.
Single: Distinguished Conduct Medal, V.R. (Cr. Sgt. T. Burdett, North’d Fus. 2nd Sept. 1898)
D.C.M. London Gazette 15 November 1898.
Thomas Burdett was born in Bradford, Yorkshire and enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers in May 1883, aged 20 years. A carpenter by trade, he was also a member of the 4th (Militia) Battalion, Derbyshire Regiment. He went on to gain rapid promotion, being advanced to Corporal in December 1883 and to Sergeant in February 1885, in which latter month he arrived in India. Burdett was subsequently employed in the Hazara Expedition of 1888, gained advancement to Colour-Sergeant in September 1889 and returned home in early 1894. Then in January 1898, following a posting to Gibraltar, he participated in the operations leading to the re-conquest of the Sudan, and won his D.C.M. for bravery at Omdurman. At the end of the same year, Burdett returned home to take up an appointment with the 1st Volunteer Battalion.
In June 1899, the St. George’s Gazette reported:
‘After the inspection and drill by senior officers of the Regiment, Colonel Garstin presented the Khedive’s Medal to Sergeant-Instructor T. Burdett. On presenting the Medal Colonel Garstin complimented Sergeant-Instructor Burdett on his well-earned honour; and also drew the attention of the Brigade to the fact this N.C.O. was to receive the Medal for Distinguished Conduct in the Field, which he earned at the Battle of Omdurman, especially remarking to the Volunteers that the Medal was the next highest honour to be obtained by a soldier to the Victoria Cross.’
The following feature appeared in the same publication in December 1899:
‘At Windsor Castle yesterday afternoon, the Queen decorated Colour-Sergeant F. (sic) Burdett of the 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, with the medal for distinguished conduct in the field. Her Majesty also decorated four officers with the Distinguished Service Order. Princess Beatrice accompanied the Queen, and Sir John McNeill and Colonel Carington were in attendance. When the gallant Sergeant marched up the Grand Corridor to the Queen, he found Her Majesty sitting in a low chair. Colonel Carington introduced him. Burdett dropped on one knee, and the Queen spoke a few kind words to him, congratulating him on his gallantry. She then fastened the medal on his breast. The Colour-Sergeant bowed to Her Majesty, and the little ceremony was over.’
And Burdett afterwards gave an interview to the Morning Leader:
‘Windsor Castle was magnificent and he [Burdett] was particularly interested in the Khalifa’s black flag in the Castle, riddled as it is with English bullets. Burdett possesses two other medals - the Black Mountain Expedition and the Khedive’s, and is entitled to the English war medal for Khartoum. He is now attached to the 3rd Volunteer Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Hearing that one of the men of his regiment was the present Barrack Warden at Victoria Barracks, Windsor, Burdett paid him a visit, and the old comrades were glad to meet. Sergeant-Major Fowles of the 1st Grenadiers, also warmly welcomed Burdett as an old chum.’
Soon after his visit to Windsor Castle, Burdett was advanced to Sergeant-Major on the Permanent Staff of the 3rd Volunteer Battalion and was finally discharged at Newcastle in November 1904. Many years later he was admitted as an In-pensioner to the Royal Hospital Chelsea, where he died in April 1943, aged 84 years.
Ex DNW 2nd April 2003
engraved brackets added to date, contact marks and edge bruising, otherwise generally very fine $3900
Five: MBE Civil, 39-45 & Pacific Stars (unnamed) War & Australian Service Medals.VX119544 S/SGT L. L. Lock AAMC.
Enlisted 21 December 1942 and deployed with the 2/1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station to the SW Pacific 1945 RTA 1946. He was a chemist by profession.
MBE London Gazette 10 June 1977 for Public Service.
Gd VF $900
Four: MBE type2 (Military), MSM Commonwealth of Australia G. V. R. 59 WO 1 A. B. Webber A.I.C., 1935 Jubilee (confirmed), 1937 Coronation (un-confirmed).
MBE: London Gazette 1.1.1936
MSM: A.A.O. 256/25
Entitled to LSGC MO 535/1918. Research shows enlisted 28.3.1900 R.A.A. transferring to A.I.C. 1905. Discharged 1938 as a Second Lieutenant.
Six: BEM EIIR Civil, Africa Star, Defence, War & Australian Service Medals ALL WW2 Medals Impressed. Efficiency Decoration (engraved) Lt. Colonel QX2703 T.W. Wharton 2/9 Bn.
BEM: Community Service 1.01.73
ED: Commonwealth Gazette 22 February 1947
Comes with a massive amount of research which includes correspondence on his quest for a 39-45 Star. It appears some of the areas he went to were not operational, however it is a nice group to an Infantry officer.
Six: 39-45, Africa & Pacific Stars, Defence War Medal with TWO MID’s & Australian Service Medal. ALL medals impressed, VX40510 A. D. McBean. Australian Engineers.
First MID Commonwealth Gazette No 81 27 April 1944 page 896
‘Exceptional Service in the Field in New Guinea’
Second MID Commonwealth Gazette No 34 21 February 1946 page 412
‘Distinguished Service in SW Pacific’
McBean served in Greece before his service in the SW Pacific. Double MID’s to other ranks for WW2 must be classed as extremely rare.
His MID certificate is illustrated in Australians Awarded.
Gd VF $2950
Six: 39-45, Africa & Pacific Stars Defence, War MID & Australian Service Medals ALL correctly impressed. NX34787 N. F. King 2/5 Field Regt. Appointed LT-COLONEL 1947.
MID: London Gazette 14.2.46 Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 21.2.1946 “For distinguished Services in the Southwest Pacific Area.”
Joined as a private 1931 at the outbreak of war he was promoted to WO2 and by the end of 1940 was in the Middle East. 1941 promoted to Captain and back to Australia in 1942. Transferred to RAAOC and appointed Major in 1944 then on to New Guinea. He was evacuated to Australia in July 1945. Appointed Lt. Colonel 1849 retiring in 1957.
A huge file of research is included with this group.
Near EF $2350
Five: 1939-45 & Pacific Stars (unnamed), Defense Medal, War Medal with MID & Australian Service medals (all 3 impressed). NX20408 F. N. Smith. Lieutenant 2/4 Field Ambulance.
Comes with a printed souvenir ribbon with his name dated 1940, dog tags. and original slip for his ASM.
Mentioned in book Island Campaigns at Myola.
MID: London Gazette 23.12.43. Gallant & distinguished services in SWP area.
Six: 39-45, Africa & Pacific Stars Defence, War MID & Australian Service Medals ALL correctly impressed. VX5248 R. L. Jenkins WO2 2/5th Bn.
MID: London Gazette 23.6.42 Awarded MID 19th July 1941 for service in North Africa.
Operations in North Africa from January 1941 including Bardia. To Greece 9th April 1941, withdrawn under fire May 1941 then operations against the Vichy French from May to July. RTA 1942 then to New Guinea 17th November 1942. Medically downgraded June 1944 to Water transport in QLD.
With original HQ records letter confirming all awards.
Near EF $2250
Six: 39-45, Africa & Pacific Stars Defence, War MID & Australian Service Medals ALL correctly impressed. VX1546 H. G. Lane SGT. 2/32 Bn.
MID: London Gazette 6 March 1947
Embarked for Middle East 3 Jan. 1941. From 25 May 1941 operations in North Africa including Syria. Embarked Suez 8 Feb. 1942. To New Guinea 9 Sept. 1942 Back to Brisbane with Malaria 30 Dec. 1942 then back to NG July 1943. To Morotai for operations Balikpapan 22 June 1945.
Comes with three letters from mates that served with him. He died in 1983. He is identified in a group photo in the AWM Neg. number 068561 Queensland Strathpine 2/31 Battalion.
Near EF $2250
Five: 1939-45 & Pacific Stars (unnamed), Defense Medal, War Medal with MID & Australian Service medals (all 3 impressed). NX28505 F. H. Bailey. Lieutenant 2/1 Survey Regt. (Sgt. For his MID).
Enlisted 5.8.40 Arrived Middle East 3.5.41 to late for Africa Star.
MID: London Gazette 27.4.44 For exceptional services in the field in New Guinea.
Gd VF $1850
Five: 1939-45 with 8th Army clasp & Pacific Stars (unnamed), Defence, War plus MID & Australian Service Medals. Impressed. NX20175 R. A. Carr S/SGT. 2/3rd Anti Tank Regt. Unofficial engraved Tobruk medal included in lot
MID: London Gazette 30th June 1942.
For Gallant and Distinguished Services in the Middle East during the period July 1941 to October 1941.
Note; A large number of Tobruk siege were mentioned in this Gazette. The 8th Army clasp would also indicate El Alamein. A nice Tobruk gallantry.
Gd VF $2350
Six: 39-45, Africa clasp 8th Army & Pacific stars (unnamed), Defence medal, War medal with MID & Australian Service Medal, last 3 are impressed. NX17879 SGT A.J. Quick 2/17th Bn. AIF.
MID: Awarded for Service in the Middle East vide Commonwealth Gazette Number 53 of 16th March 1944 and General Orders of the 31st of August 1943.
MID confirmed plus photocopy of NCO’s (in which he is identified) on page 89 of unit History “What we have we Hold”.
A nice Battalion group to a Tobruk Veteran.
Four: 39-45 & Africa Stars (unnamed), War with MID & Australian Service Medals (impressed) 4827 SGT. R. H. Young. MEDICAL RAAF.
MID: London Gazette 1st January 1943
Comes with original MID certificate, dog tag and RAS badge plus other badges.VF $1850
Four: War Medal & Australian Service Medal (both impressed), Commonwealth of Australia MSM (EIIR) & LSGC (EIIR). VX53395 N. R. Shingles R A SIGS.
File not open on National Archives however a scarce combination.
Gd VF $900
Six: Pacific Star, War Medal & Australian Service Medal (all three impressed) Coronation medal 1953, Army LSGC E.II.R & Commonwealth of Australia MSM E.II.R. to QX44148 & 1/394 Staff Sergeant J. A. C. Pearce Field Survey Company.
Coronation medal confirmed as a member of the official contingent and All medals correctly named.
A scarce combination
Gd VF $1350
GROUP OF FIVE: 1914 Star & bar; British War Medal 1914-18; Victory medal 1914-19; Medaille Militaire; Croix de Guerre. 28384 Dvr D. Ward R.F.A. on first medal, 28384 A-SGT. D. Ward R.F.A. on second and third medals. First three medals impressed, last two medals unnamed.
Sgt D. Ward. Enl. R.F.A. 30 Oct 1902. WWI. He served in C/94 Bde R.F.A. until early 1918. In April 1918 Ward was working with a French artillery unit at Locre. During the Battle of Lys, recipient was awarded the French Medaille Militaire for gallantry.
Recipients of the Légion d'Honneur and Médaille Militaire were automatically entitled to the Croix de Guerre.
Ex Noble Lot 3963 Nov 2006
Fourth medal with chipping in the enamel, fine - very fine. $750
Four: 39-45 & Pacific Stars (small impressing), War & Australian Service medal (both impressed). NX194141 F. W. Loveless, Australian Army Chaplains Department.
Enlisted 28 Field Company Engineers 1941. New Guinea Madang & Finschhafen. Transferred to ACD 1st Feb. 1945. Served Morotia & Balikpapan. Served occupation force Japan. Discharged March 1947.
Comes with two different BECOF patches and set of Chaplain badges.
Gd VF $450
Husband & Wife grouping.
Husband:1939-45 & Pacific Stars (unnamed) War Medal & Australian Service Medal. Impressed. 262668 W. H. Stokes. Pilot Officer RAAF.
Wife: War Medal & Australian Services Medal. Impressed. 353018 P. DE G. Stokes. 4 Embarkation Depot.
Stokes was a Solicitor and retired as a Squadron Leader Jan. 1946.
Six: 1939-45 & Pacific Stars, War Medal & Australian Service Medal. ASM 45-75 one clasp SW Pacific. ALL medals correctly named plus an original gilt Dutch War Cross & clasp unnamed. NX153403 Sig. V. C. Luther 9 Australian Div. Sigs.
Disembarked Milne Bay 1942 with later service in Borneo. He has a few charges shown and his file has a sealed section.
Eight: 39-45, Africa & Pacific Stars, Defence & War Medals & Australian Service Medal ALL IMPRESSED. UN Korea impressed. Army LSGC engraved, SX8522 W. T. C. Saunders 2/43 BN.
Middle East 29 December 1940. Injured in a Land Mine incident 15 June 1941in Tobruk. RTA 28 February 1943. Morotai for Tarakan 22 April 1945 with 28 Field company engineers. BCOF 18 May 1948 then 3 RAR. Discharged 9 February 1962. With full-service details by Neil Smith.
Gd VF $1100
Four: 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal & Australian Service Medal all impressed. LAC. A. M. Pimlott RAAF.
Enlisted 27 July 1943 discharged 21 December 1945. Comes with dog tags.
Gd VF $450
Five: 39-45 & Africa Stars, Defense, War & Australian Service Medals (all 5 impressed). SX2987 Pte C. H. Scott HQ ME AIF.
Enlisted May 1940 discharged October 1943. Comes with a pair of original fiber dog tags.VF $475
Five: 39-45 & Pacific Stars, War & Australian Service Medal (all 4 impressed), Police Exemplary Service Medal (impressed). NX94238 Pte J. R. Day 2/2 Pioneer Coy.
Enlisted under false name Cole but changed back to Day. Served New Guinea, Tarakan and Morotai. Plus, Army Rehabilitation booklet and monogrammed cig case.Near VF $650