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George Horvath Collection Part 2

Six: Distinguished Flying Cross dated 1944 (nicely engraved), 1939- 45 Star & Aircrew Europe Star with France & Germany Clasp. Defence, War & New Zealand Service Medals attributed to NZ417127 David Buchanan Thomas

DFC NZ Gazette 3.10.1944  

David served in 90 Squadron, flying Stirlings including dropping dummy paratroopers on D Day and low-level flying dropping supplies to resistance.

Comes with a great deal of research plus photocopies of photos. 

Gd VF $3650   

 

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Eight: British Empire Medal E II R (Military)., Pacific Star, War & Australian Service Medals, British & UN Korea medals, GSM G.VI.R. one clasp Malaya & RAAF LSGC E.II.R. All medals correctly named 14469 (WW2) A25 1F/Sgt. R H Walford

BEM 1957 for Leading teams of RAAF Bush Fire Fighters in the Blue Mountains.

Comes with research confirming all medals and official citation for BEM. Malaya not common to RAAF.      

Gd VF $2250

 

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Royal Red Cross, 1st Class (R.R.C.), G.V.R., silver-gilt, gold, and enamel, on lady’s bow riband, in Garrard, London, case of issue.

 EF $750

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

Gd VF $350

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Royal Red Cross, 2nd Class (A.R.R.C.), G.VI.R. 1st issue, silver and enamel, reverse dated ‘1943’, on lady’s bow riband, in Garrard, London, case of issue.

VF $365

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Royal Red Cross, 2nd Class (A.R.R.C.), E.II.R., silver and enamel, no date on reverse in typical gilt embossed case with no maker’s mark.

EF $385

 

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Six: OBE (Military) E II R. Pacific Star, War & Australian Service Medal (all 3 impressed), Coronation Medal 1953 & Air Efficiency Medal G.VI.R. (June 1951). 251130 & 033024 Group Captain H. D. Hamilton RAAF.

OBE: Commonwealth Gazette 20.1.1955        Coronation confirmed on roll

Toned otherwise Gd VF SOLD

 

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Seven: 39-45, Africa with 8th Army & Pacific Stars Defence, War MID & Australian Service Medals ALL correctly impressed & Efficiency Decoration (engraved). NX35052 Lt. Colonel D. Junor. Signals AIF.

MID: London Gazette 8.3.1945.  Commonwealth Gazette 15.3.1945 For exceptional services in the field in New Guinea.

Efficiency Decoration 1954.

Served Middle East May 1941 in 9 Div. Sigs in operations North Africa and El Alamein. Embarked Suez Jan. 1943. New Guinea June 1943.

Comes with two excellent portrait photos which are believed to be him. Dog tags, rank insignia, miniatures colour patches and other insignia. Photo in “Signals” book page 111.

Gd VF SOLD

 

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Seven: 39-45, Africa with 8th Army & Pacific Stars, Defence, War MID & Australian Service Medals ALL correctly impressed & unofficial Tobruk Medal (engraved). SX503 Roy Cullen 2/3rd Field Coy. Engineers AIF.

MID: London Gazette 30 December 1941. For Services at Tobruk.

Embarked Middle East 5 May 1940 and in operations at Cyrenaica, Tobruk and Alamein. RTA 27.2.1943. Embarked for SW Pacific 8.9.1943.

Comes with two original letters including one in which he complains he is being charged for a lost helmet. There is an interesting article in which he and his team built the Tobruk Memorial.

A nice early award to an early enlistment.

Gd VF SOLD

 

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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

 

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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

 

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Seven: BEM E.II.R. Civil (impressed), 39-45, Africa & Italy Stars (unnamed) Defence, War & Australian Service Medal (all three impressed). 19057 Flying Officer R. A. King 3 Squadron. RAAF.

MID London Gazette 1.1.1945 Com. Aust. Gazette 4.1.45

BEM Civil confirmed 1977 for community work.

A not commonly encountered group to a flying Officer with the famous RAAF fighter 3 squadron who spent its entire operational tour in the Middle East and Italy during WW2.    

A file of good research included including confirmation of all campaign medals.           

Gd VF SOLD

 

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Four: DCM G.V.R., 1914-15 Star, British War & Victory Medals. 421 SGT A. R. Selman 1 Bn. AIF. all correctly impressed.

DCM London Gazette 12.3.19   p 31225

1st wound Gallipoli GSW 29.5.15

2nd wound France bayonet wound 28.7.16 originally reported as accident then changed to “in action”.

3rd wound France 21.9.18 leading to amputation of left leg.

Comes with a set of his miniatures, pair of dog tags and a superb Commonwealth of Australia Cadet shooting medal 1901 which is named.

Near EF SOLD

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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Pair: South Africa 1879 one clasp 1877-8 correctly engraved in typical style, Pte. D. Cameron Queenstown Vol: Cont gt.

Second medal one clasp 1877-78-79 re-named, D. Cameron Cape Town Volunteers.

The first medal is fully confirmed with the second being self-awarded. Perhaps he felt the clasp with 1879 was a true representation of his service.

These medals came direct from the family and includes a photo of the recipient plus an original printed flyer praising the Queens Town Volunteers for “they have shown great gallantry under fire and in the presence of the enemy”. Signed by the Officer Commanding the Transkei Field Force Captain Harvey.

An interesting pair in Gd VF $1850

 

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A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY

A MASSIVE NAVAL STANDARD FOR PRUSSIAN ROYALTY 

This massive flag measuring 3.9 meters deep by 4.1 meters long is in incredible condition by still retaining full colour to both sides with only minor damage to the edge which does not affect any of the symbolism. The banners centre sports a large Prussian eagle within a shield on a large iron cross surmounted by a Royal crown and surrounded by the important symbol of Prussian Royalty being the collar chain and insignia of the Black Eagle Order. Each of the four corners display three eagles and a crown. Given the sheer size of this flag it would have undoubtedly been flown on a Battleship during Royal visits. 

Originally sold by Helmut Weitze in 2005 for 3500 Euro and described as “Personal Standard of Prussian Prince Heinrich von Preussen the younger brother of Kaiser Wilhelm II and Grand admiral of the German Fleet and used on board the Battleship Castle”.

A unique opportunity to own an extremely rare Prussian Royal Standard of immense size in such outstanding condition

$4750