THE FOLLOWING LOTS ARE FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE GEORGE HORVATH OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

PHOTOS DESCRIPTION

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Five: Distinguished Service Order G.V.R, 1914-15 Star, British War & Victory Medals MID (2), Croix de Guerre. T-Lieut. Colonel A. B. D. Brown 17th BN. & Provost Corp. AIF. Trio impressed. Star & Victory medal gilded which was often done by Officers.

DSO London Gazette 3.6.1918For services rendered in connection with Military Operations in France & Flanders”. Australian Gazette 7.11.1918.

C de G London Gazette 6.11.1918 Australian Gazette 4.3.1919.

MID Australian Gazette 29.6.1917 & 24.10. 1918

Only 2 DSOs awarded to the Provost Corp. AIF.

Comes with a large quantity of research. Nice to see the C de G is recorded

No enamel chips to DSO Gd VF $13,500

 

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Seven: Military Medal G.VI.R (correctly impressed with Replacement in brackets), 29-45, Africa with Eighth Army clasp & Pacific Stars (all with small impressing), Defence. War & ASM (all impressed). SX8099 R. W. Langsford, Sgt Aust. Corp of Sigs.

MM promulgated London Gazette 14.10.43 and presented to his mother at Government House, Adelaide on 15.2.46.

“Courage & unceasing devotion ALAMEIN Oct 42 to Jan 43 “.

Records indicate the campaign medals were issued to his brother 18.2.53. It is understood his replacement MM was issued as a result of the devastating “Black Sunday Fires” in South Australia which occurred on the 2.1.1955.

He also received a commendation card in the Middle East.

The following passage was taken from TROVE:

During the whole of operations at El Alamein. says his citation, Langsford was noticeable for his devotion to duty, complete disregard for personal safety and intelligent handling of his cable detachment. As a result of his careful reconnaissance and excellent appreciation and the problems concerning the maintenance of lines under his control. communications by line were maintained despite heavy shellfire and continuous tank movements. During the Western Desert operations. This Corporal gave service of a conspicuously high order and accomplished all the tasks allotted to him despite the great difficulties which were encountered on many occasions.

Unfortunately, Sergeant R. W. Langsford MM died in a tragic fall during his hospitalisation in June 1944 and is buried in Adelaide South Australia.

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Nine: 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Pacific Star (all small impressed) Defence Medal; British War Medal 1939-45; Australia Service Medal; United Nations Korea (all four impressed) Efficiency Decoration (GRI); Greek War Medal 1940-41; VX160 G.F. Sell. ED engraved; last medal unnamed. Lt. Col. 2/5th BN AIF.

Together with: BCOF Medal named impressed to G.E. Sell. And with extensive research and official histories extracts relating to Colonel G.E. Sell's service in 2/5 Bn. and BCOF. Regimental number on WW2 VX160 Korea SX 700037 & VX160 on Decoration. Comes with research showing numerous photos and entries in Official History “To Benghazi” plus 2/5th History.

Served Palestine, Egypt, Libya, Greece & Syria (NOTED AS A CASUALTY). Went on to serve in BECOF. A very easily researchable group.

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An interesting lot of 13 Items relating to the service of Sister R. L. Rushton A.A.N.S. who trained at the Royal Adelaide Children’s Hospital before joining the AANS 1916.

Lot comprises of framed photo of Grandmother, Large silver named Royal Adelaide Children’s Hospital enamel medal, RSL badge AIF nursing lapel badge enamel, dog tag & ID bracelet on chain, 3 X UK nursing badges, Aust. trained nurse Assn, R/Sun broach and Silver R/Sun throat badge, WW1 Ribbon bar. (13).

A scarce lot to an AIF nurse particularly the AIF 1916 badge.

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Three: British Korea with MID (officially impressed), UN Korea & Coronation medals (both engraved) A2859 R. C. Glover RAAF.

Department of Defence letter states: enlisted December 1944 and discharged 9 January 1957 confirming the 3 medals. 77 Sqn RAAF.

MID London Gazette 30.05.52, Australian Gazette 5.06.52 “Untiring efforts, personal example & willingness for duty at any hour in Korea.”.

On Coronation Roll plus 50-year commemoration & S Korea medals (both engraved). He was an official RAAF Coronation Contingent member.

George tended to engrave unnamed medals such as Coronation and UN Korea. It is believed a number of the UN medals were originally issued unnamed.

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Pair: British Korea with MID (impressed) & UN Korea (engraved) A22325 B. F. White Leading Aircraftsman RAAF 77Sqn.

MID London Gazette 19. 01.54, Australian Gazette 21.01.54 “Personal example and devotion to duty”,

Comes with 50-year commemoration & S Korea medals (both engraved) & Korean citation.

George tended to engrave unnamed medals such as UN Korea. It is believed a number of the UN medals were originally issued unnamed. With Defence letter confirming awards.

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Three: British Korea & UN Korea (both impressed Coronation medal 1953 (engraved) Commander B. M. Ziegler RAN.

Born NSW in 1920. Enlisted in RAN (23188) on the 13 May 1939. Served WW2 on HMAS Nestor, Norman, Nizam & Shropshire. Commissioned July 1951 (91319). Korean War served on the HMAS SYDNEY for its first tour 1951-52. On roll for Sydney Coronation tour and Malaysian Confrontation 1962 before retiring in 1970 with the rank of Commander General Engineer and Mechanician.

Comes with 50-year commemoration & S Korea medals (both engraved) George tended to engrave unnamed medals such as unnamed Coronation medals.

VF $825

 

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Pair: British Korea & UN Korea Medal (both impressed) 2/4553 N. C. Shephard 3 RAR with BECOF patch.

Shephard enlisted 6th February 1951 in Sydney. Was marked AWOL in June and declared as a deserter but re-in listed in September under the name W. C. Hampton then reverted to original name. Sent to Japan in June 1953 then to Korea with 3 RAR in July 1953. Back to Japan in September 1953 where he was accidently Killed while serving in “School Japan”. Buried Yokohama.

Comes with two identified AWM photos. A scarce classified Korean War casualty.

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Pair: British Korea & UN Korea both correctly named R37022 W. J. Denness RAN.

Born North Fremantle 1931 serving with the RAN in Korea from the 31st of August 1951 to the 22nd February 1952. Holding the rank Stoker Mechanic aboard HMAS Sydney.

Comes with original Drivers Licence, Naval Driving Instructions & ID card with photo showing him as POM(E) in uniform.

Near EF $475

 

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Three: British Korea & UN Korea, RAAF LSGC A22336 Cpl A. G. Hunt first two impressed last is pantograph.

Comes with a large quantity of research showing him as an Armfitt.  Along with two AWM photo’s naming Hunt and indicating he is a member of 77 Sqn

Included are two unofficial medals being the 50-year commemoration (named) & the Korean service medal.

LSGC not common with Korea pairs

Near EF $950

 

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Six: Member of the British Empire (MBE) 2nd type Military, Pacific Star (small impressed), Defence, War and Australian Service Medal (all impressed) VX119275 P. R. GARRETT. Also, it is suggested he was able to wear the King Gustav Medal for sport (shooting awarded 1973) which accompanies the group.

Served in Coastal command RAA until joining the 2/9th BN AIF in June 1945 going on to receive a Gun Shot Wound to the knee in July. Interestingly he incurred an incredible number of minor charges recorded during his service.

MBE Civil awarded June 1981.-Shooting, having been in the German Olympics in 1972 and Canada in 1976

This group comes with a number of unofficial awards & decorations in both full size and miniature plus medallions, wall plaques and large silver plate trophy for Hobart 1958 for shooting. And 18 medallions and official shooting trophies.  

Includes a number of original documents and certificates (5) plus original MBE warrant, An extremely scarce group to an Australian Olympic participant.

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Nine: 1939-45 Star; Pacific Star; British War Medal 1939-45; Australia Service Medal 1939-45; Korea Medal 1950-53; United Nations Korea Medal; General Service Medal 1962 - two bars - Borneo, Malay Peninsula; Australia Vietnam Medal; South Vietnam Medal - bar - 1960. VX148860 D.H. Appleby on first three medals, as D.A. Appleby on fourth, 3/1235 D.A. Appleby on fifth and sixth, 35822 A.D. Appleby on last three medals. The last medal engraved; all others impressed. 

Comes with 2-page details of service showing service with 58-59th Infantry Battalion in WWII., Korea, Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam served with Signals.

 

An outstanding modern campaign service group covering four theatres of war.

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Five: 1939-45 Star, Africa Star (both unnamed), Defence Medal, War Medal & ASM (impressed) SX5586 C. G. Pridmore.

Pridmore served in the 2/6th FLD. AMB. AMC. AIF. discharging in Jan 1945 at the rank of Sergeant.

Note: Comes with very collectable Map of Australia ID and set of Dog tags plus his sons Dog tags for his visit to Vietnam as a LIEUT. In the CMF.

 

Gd VF SOLD

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Seven: Knight Bachelor's Badge: Order of the British Empire - first type military member's breast badge; 1914-15 Star; British War Medal 1914-18; Victory Medal with M.I.D.; Coronation Medal 1937; Coronation Medal 1953. CAPT W.J. Cooper A.I.F. WWI trio impressed, others unnamed. 

Senator the Hon.Sir Walter Jackson Cooper Kt MBE Federal Minister for Repatriation 1949-60. Former Senate Opposition Leader, Senator for Queensland 1928-32 and 1934.

 

Born 23rd April 1891 Lancs. U.K. arrive in Australia 1910. Took up pastoral property in Winton Qld 1914. Served in 15 Bn A.I.F. at Gallipoli, Egypt, and France. Lost right leg at Pozieres 1916. Transferred to No.4 Sqdn A.F.C. (MBE) honoured by Royal Humane Society for saving life at Southport Qld 1913.

 

Kt.1959. M.I.D. MO/331 1919. MBE C.G. 6Oct1919.'This Officer has throughout the final stages of the war, performed his duties as Recording Officer in a splendidly official manner, he worked under great stress and difficulty during the final advance. His earnest and wholehearted attention to duty has been a fine example to all and has greatly helped the work of the Squadron'.

Died at Manly Qld on 22Jul1973.

Coronation medals confirmed.

Knight Bachelor's badge in case of issue.

Comes with 9ct gold RSL Life Member's badge named on reverse and dated 21Feb1961.

Ex Noble Sale Lot 2067 Sale 67 2001

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Six: 1939-45 Star & Pacific Star, War Medal & ASM all impressed, British Korea & UN Korea both impressed. Chaplain B. L. Kelly Chaplain 2 RAAF and change to Army for Korea 1/8041 along with two unofficial medals, the 50-year Commemoration medal (named) and South Korea Service Medal.

 

Comes with a nice photo of recipient and booklet ‘The Army Chaplain”.

 

Gd VF $1950

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Seven: MBE Military, 1939-45 Star, Africa Star and Pacific Stars (all small letter impressed) Defence medal, War medal MID and ASM (all impressed) SX 6032 Captain J. S. Greene AASC.

MID London Gazette 23,12.1943 Australian Gazette same date 23.12.1943

MBE London Gazette 14.2.46 Australian Gazette 21.2.46

Comes with RAS badge and original documents (5) referring to his MBE and Service.

A scarce double award group.

Gd VF $2500

 

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An extremely rare group of eight comprising: 1939-45 Star and Pacific Star with BURMA CLASP (small, impressed naming) Defence Medal, War Medal and ASM (impressed), British Korea and UN Korea (both impressed) Efficiency Medal G.VI.R (engraved SGT AIF). VX 53290 & 3/3518 D L Rankin

Douglas Lloyd Rankin served Suez with the 2/7 Battalion (so no Africa star), from 13 October 1942 transferring to the 25th Australian War Graves Unit 29th June 1945 to Rangoon and the Pacific region 1 September 1945 which qualified him for the BURMA CLASP an extremely rare award to the Australian Army (the only example I have seen).

Service in Korea commenced on the 9th March 1953 with HQ British Commonwealth Force Korea.

All medals confirmed by Neil Smith.

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Three: Vietnam Medal (pantograph naming), RAAF LSGC E II R (engraved) Vietnam Star (pantograph Naming) A51124 G. T. Stratton F/SGT Plus two citations.

Noted on the roll for 2 Squadron RAAF.

This combination is seldom encountered.

Gd VF $950

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Four: Vietnam Medal with MID (impressed) DFSM with two bars, National Medal with one bar, Vietnam Star (last three engraved) Colonel J Newman RAAOC.

MID confirmed serving with 1 ALSG.

Retired as Colonel 11.3.1983.

Gd VF $2450

 

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Pair: British Korea (correctly impressed) and UN Korea to 1/1291 R Brown who was a member of 3 RAR and was KILLED IN ACTION 7th November 1951 following and a continuation of the outstanding Australian success at MARYANG SAN

Originally this pair were sold many years ago with an unnamed UN which is a strong indication of having been issued this way. The late Bill Connell known for his casualty collection purchased an unnamed UN group direct from the family.

Comes with some research and a PDF of a 4-page report on his internment.

A Scarce Australian casualty for Korea

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Group of four: British Korea with MID, UN Korea both marked with D for duplicate, 50-year commemoration medal (engraved), South Korea Service medal (unnamed) 1400226 Sgt. P. A. Larkings who was a member of 3 RAR.

MID London Gazette 24.11.1953 and Australian Gazette 26.11.1953

With original certificate of service, RAS badge & US Citation

 Gd VF $850

 

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Pair: Vietnam Medal and Vietnam Star correctly named to Major 235219 G. F. Walker MID who served with 8 RAR In Vietnam from 19 November 1969 to 12 November 1970. Comes with Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with palm and unit citation.

 

His citation states that his company was involved in large bunker complex’s destroying 34 bunkers with 7 enemy KIA and on another occasion 55 bunkers with 10 enemy KIA.

 

Near EF SOLD

 

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Group of nine: 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star (both impressed Naval style), Defence medal, War medal and Australian service medals, UN Medal (all four impressed) Coronation 1953 (confirmed) Naval Long Service Medal (impressed CH. YEO. SIGS RAN) plus unofficial BECOF Medal (named)

 

VF $1200

 

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Extremely scarce Serbian - Order of St. Sava - brilliant breast star for Grand Officer

2nd model, 1st type. Silver, gilded, with enamel, rear pin marked 0.925. Dimensions 85 x 81 mm, weight 65.45 g. This is the highest class of this order and expertly crafted by hand.

 

Very attractive appearance showing no enamel damage $1450

 

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Pair: Queens South Africa 1899 four clasps “CC, Rhodesia, OFS, T” 1258 Tpr. A. Cain NSW BUSHMEN KSA two clasps 345 Serjt. A. Cain BECH’LD RIF.

Note: Alexander Cain was born in Geelong, Victoria.

ex Bill Woolmore collection

Gd VF $2850

 

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Officer of the Order of Australia cased and complete with lapel badges (2)
and miniature awarded to Benno Charles Schmidt who it is believed to have been an Honorary recipient. Awarded on the 8th February 1991

Retaining good gilt and near EF $2850

 

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Medal of the Order of Australia cased and complete Female ribbons, lapel pin and miniatures (2) awarded to Olive Dorothy Johnson on the 26th January 1998
 

Retaining excellent gilt therefore EF $950

 

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Member of the Order of Australia name erased and comes with lapel pin

VF $585

 

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Eight: Air Force Cross (1965 dated), Defence Medal, War Medal, Australian Service Medal, Korean War Medal, UN Korea Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Star (unnamed). First seven all correctly named to Wing Commander J. T. Carter RAAF.

Enlisted into the RAAF in 1943.

On Korean War roll he is listed as 1st April 1951 to 17 October 1951 with 200 hours as a pilot with No 30 Communications Flight.

Vietnam Service from the 28th April 1967 to 1st April 1968 with Support Flight 10 S.U. ( No1 Operational Support Unit) RAAF

Comes with the following original documents.

1., RAAF CERTIFICATE OF SEVICE and DISCHARGE

2., RAAF PERMANENT AIR FORCE CERTIFICATE OF DISCHARGE

3., RAAF INTERIM CERTIFICATE OF DISCHARGE

4., Letter from AIR VICE MARSHALL K. S. HENNOCK CBE., DFC., expressing his appreciation by RAAF on retirement and the award of his AFC.

Period notes state that this grouping was purchased direct from the widow. It is unquestionably period court mounting. The silver medals have been rhodium plated which well-known Airforce collector Pat Hall (ex Airforce)
states this was common practice among RAAF members at Richmond Airbase as it had the largest plating machine in Australia. The only CGM recipient from the Vietnam war is another example who had his medals done this way. I can only assume the Vietnam Star was issued unnamed as it is an original example.


Excellent condition near EF $13,000

 

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A nicely mounted fighter pilots grouping for the "Battle of Britain" awarded to flight SGT Leslie Raymond Carter

Comprising of the 1939-45 Star with Battle of Britain clasp (copy), Air Crew Europe Star and War Medal. Also included is his condolence slip and original caterpillar badge correctly named.

Adding to the provenance is his father's group to A. W. Carter comprising of the WW1 Trio plus MID Bedfordshire Rgt. And Defence Medal (Home Guard).

Flight Sgt Carter served with 66, 610 Sqdns and 41 Sqdn during the Battle of Britain and who was tragically killed in sweeps over France while flying a Spitfire Mk 5 serving as a member of 74 Sqdn in 1941.

 

Near EF SOLD

 

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Three: OBE (Military), British War Medal and Victory Meda with M.I.D. oak leaf attached. British War and Victory Medal correctly impressed H-MAJOR J. J. TRICKETT A.I.F.

OBE Commonwealth Gazette 23rd May 1919, page 890 Position 12

 

'For valuable service rendered in connection with military operations in Egypt’

 

MID Commonwealth Gazette 23rd May 1919, page 895 Position 108

 

Mentioned in Despatches by Gen. Allenby dated 23rd October 1918 ‘for services during period from 16.3.18 to 18.9.18’

 

Major Trickett’s service is best described by the following passage taken from his own words when applying for his medals in 1933; ‘I left in December 1915 as a Lieutenant in the Special Canteen Section formed, and was afterwards in Command of the Canteens with the Light Horse, with the rank of Major. I received my discharge in February or early March 1919.’

 

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Five: A Great War Belgium Croix de Guerre award to Sgt. 1742 F. B. Matthies 20 Bn. and FAB A.I.F. comprising of the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory medals, Belgium Croix de Guerre and unofficial Somme medal.

 

All items are nicely framed and include photo in uniform and Anzac A. Separately framed are his Official Croix de Guerre Certificate and Disabled in the Great War Certificate.

 

Belgium Croix de Guerre London Gazette 31275  4.4.19. There are numerous notations of his award in his National Archives file. All photos are taken through the glass frames and have lost some clarity. Foreign awards that are confirmed with documents are rare to Australians.

 

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Pair: British War Medal (613 WO/2 B. C. HOBSON 13/BN. A.I.F.) and Meritorious Service Medal. (613 R Q M SJT B. C. HOBSON 13 INF. BN. A.I.F.)

Emb. 14th September 1916 with the 33rd Fortress Company, Australian Engineers.

Proceeded to Gallipoli with the 13th Battalion and was present at the landing.

WIA: 1st May 1915 “Remaining on duty”. It is important to note that after the landing that the first opportunity to account for the dead and wounded was in the first few days of May and as a result many soldiers wounds are incorrectly recorded as early May 1915.

RTA: 8th October 1918 2nd Military District

Meritorious Service Medal Australia Gazette number 67, 13th June 1919, page 940.

Awarded “for consistent good work and devotion to duty during period February to September, 1918,.

He has served continuously since 1914 and has at all times been a model of industry and soldierly bearing.”

Note: MSM are a scarce award to AIF personnel.

Near EF SOLD

 

 

Pair: British war medal and Victory medal impressed to 4191 PTE A SMITH 23 BN AIF

4191 Pte Alfred Smith embarked on the 7th March 1916 from Melbourne with the 23rd Battalion AIF.

WIA: 4th October 1917 “Gunshot wounds left leg and right foot” CCS 10 France

Alfred succumbed to his wounds on the 6th October 1917 France with the 23rd Battalion at the age of 19

Grave reference; Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery XX - G - 13A

Place of association: Ballarat, Victoria.

Note: comes with replica miniature death plaque.

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Single to 15th Battalion Military Medal Winner Who Died of Wounds in France

Single: British War Medal 1914-20 (7292 PTE P. J. C. PEUT. 15 – BN. A.I.F.). NOK “WOMEN OF AUSTRALIA” Badge numbered 111090.

Military Medal London Gazette 29 August 1918 on page 10141 at position 143

7292 Pte Peter Jacob Christopher Peut embarked on the 24th January 1917 from Sydney with the 15th Battalion AIF.

WIA: 28th March 1918 “Shrapnel wound legs” admitted to 2/1st West Riding Field Ambulance; transferred to No 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital.

Peter succumbed to his wounds on the 31st March 1918 France with the 15th Battalion at the age of 30

Grave reference; Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1 (Plot VI, Row G, Grave No. 50), France

Place of association: Cairns, Queensland.

Note: Unfortunately, no citation can be found for Private Peut. This could be due to his family requesting his Military Medal be sent to the Mayor of Mount Morgan so that he could present it to the local War Committee and at that time his citation may have been separated from his file for the presentation.

Comes with replica miniature death plaque.

 

Near EF SOLD

 

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Six: 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Australian Service Medal and Greek War Medal (un-named as issued). All Commonwealth Medals correctly named to SX1922 A H WHYTE

Arthur Henry Whyte enlisted on the 4th March 1940 into the 2/3rd Field Regiment at Adelaide

Embarked 13th August 1940 for the Middle East

Served in Libya, Greece and Crete during which time he was Court Marshalled three times serving a total of 139 days in field prison.

A copy of a letter written by Private Whyte (included) gives us the following insight into his Crete service;

‘On Crete about 15th or 16th of May 1941 I was charged before the Regimental Orderly Room and sentenced to 21 days detention. The charge was for being A.W.L. for 13 ½ hours. After serving 4 days of this sentence the Blitz for Crete started. I with many others, was told that we could either stay and serve our sentences or go to the front lines. I decided to take the latter course. I was then released without prejudice”.

Discharged 26th October 1942 on compassionate grounds.

Comes with research and original documents.

VF $575

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2/48th Killed in Action Group at El-Alamein when Sgt Kibby earnt his VC

Five: 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and Australian Service Medal. Defence Medal, War Medal and Australian Service Medal all correctly named to SX11133 G J BOWDEN Stars un-named with a notation with the accompanying research stating, “this is how the group was obtained”.

Gordon James Bowden enlisted on the 29th January 1941 into the 2/48th Battalion at Wayville, SA

Embarked 13th August 1940 for the Middle East

Private Bowden was killed in action on the 31st October 1942 El Alemein. He was one of 48 men from the 2/48th to lose their life in the same action that Sgt Kibby earnt his Victoria Cross with only 41 men left fighting before being ordered to withdraw.

Grave/Memorial reference; El Alamein War Cemetery, El Alamein, Marsa Matruh, Egypt

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Five: 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Australian Service Medal and Greek Medal. All Medals correctly named to SX3384 D H PILE

David Hamilton Pile enlisted on the 23rd May 1940 into the 2/27th Battalion at Adelaide

Discharged 7th December 1945 at the rank of Corporal.

Comes with collar badge and 2/27th colour patch collar button pictured.

Note: Also served under number 420452

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Four: 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939/45. 1939/45 and Pacific Stars un-named (as often issued). War and Australian Service medals both officially impressed 116404 J W ATKINSON

John William Atkinson enlisted 1st July 1940 into the Royal Australian Air Force at Croydon, SA

Discharged 4th February 1946, rank Leading Aircraftman

Unit on discharge listed as “6 MOBILE WORKS SQUADRON”

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Four: 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939/45. 1939/45 and Pacific Stars un-named (as often issued). War and Australian Service medals both officially impressed P A 3164 J. G. SMITH

John Gordon Smith enlisted 22nd September 1942 into the Royal Australian Navy at Adelaide

Discharged 26th March 1946, rank Stoker

Unit/Ship on discharge listed as “HMAS TORRENS”

Note: Stoker Smith served on numerous ships during his service including HMAS Swan and also serving at the naval bases HMAS Magnetic and Moreton to name a few.

VF $325

 

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MEDAL GROUP TO A FRENCH COUNT CIRCA 1865

In a beautifully made rose wood case with the Counts coat of arms on the lid showing his awards. The box maker details engraved on the rim. There is a removable insert section containing the following decorations. Kingdom of Spain: The Order of Carlos III, Commander's Cross 1st Class with Breast Star. The Cross is gold, enamelled 22.1 gm. The Breast Star to the Commander's Cross is faceted silver with a golden enamel medallion. There are two hooks and a pin on the reverse and is maker marked No.46 Kretly Palais Royale Paris, 61 gm. The Order of Isabella the Catholic, Commander's Cross with Breast Star. The cross is gilded with enamel silver. The inscribed circle has minimal hairline cracks.38gm. Breast Star to the Commander's Cross is faceted silver, the gilded enamel medallion bears the cypher of Ferdinand VII. With two hooks on back and marked Halley Palais Royal Paris, 56 gm. Mexico: Order of our beloved Lady of Guadeloupe, 2nd Model 1863-1867 Officers Cross, established 1865 for Civil Service, “Al Merito y Virtudes” gilded and enamel silver on ribbon with rosette. 22gm. France: Order of the Legion of Honour, Knights Cross (later award). Complete with ribbons and the two commander’s sashes held under the removable tray.

Box size width 29.5 cm. Depth 29.5 cm. height 11 cm. very good condition and scarce $13500