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Naval General Service Medal 1848, clasp Algiers, named to John Jennings. With copy medal roll, information regarding the battle, and two images of HMS Impregnable, which appear to be photographs of paintings made by John Schranz. There are two men of this name on the roll, one being an Able Seaman entitled to the Egypt clasp, and this medal to John Jennings, a Royal Marine aboard HMS Impregnable. Good very fine





Boultons Trafalgar Medal in Bronze. Near Mint condition





Davidsons Nile Medal in silver bronze, Good fine





Nelson Victories. 4 Gilt Medalettes circa 1805.





Military General Service Medal 1848, four clasps, Corunna, Salamanca, Orthes, and Toulouse, named to M. Donoghue, 42nd Foot. Michael Donoghue, born Kiimain, Cork,. Served 20th January 1795 to 20th August 1802 in Loyal Inverness Fencible Highlanders. Re-enlisted in 42nd at Balana, 7th September 1806 for 7 years. Joined 1st Battalion, stationed at Gibraltar, March 1808, present at Corruna, 16th January 1809, Embarked with Battalion for England, 19th January 1809. Left sick at Canterbury, and in Hospital when Battalion embarked for Walcheren Expedition, 16th July 1809. Rejoined Battalion at Musselburgh on its return to England, 17th July 1810. Arrived in Portugal with Battalion, 29th April 1812. Left sick at Penasanda, June 1812, but rejoined Battalion for Salamanca 22nd July 1812, re-enlisted in March 1813. Sick during December 1813, but rejoined for Orthes 27th February 1813, and Toulouse 10th April 1814. Returned with Battalion from France, embarking 21st June 1814 at Bordeaux. Service with Battalion in Ireland at Kilkenny, until it embarked for Flanders, served with Battalion in Ireland at Kilkenny, until it embarked for Flanders, 9th May 1815, when left sick with Depot at Cork. Rejoined Battalion at Edinburgh, on its return from France 8th March 1816, and transferred to 3rd Royal Veteran Battalion stationed at Edinburgh, which disbanded in May/July 1816. Nearly extremely fine





Army of India Medal, three clasps (all Jewellers copies), Mahidpoor, Gawilghur, and Argaum, privately named to Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Stewart, CB (1781-1839) Madras Staff Corps He was born in 1781 in Langholm, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. He was educated at Edinburgh University, and initially served for a short time as a Midshipman in the Royal Navy prior to his joining the East India Company, arriving as a Cadet in 1800. He accompanied Sir John Malcolm's embassy to Persia in 1805, as first Assistant, and subsequently was Political Officer at the courts of Jaipur, Gwalior and Hyderabad in the Deccan, later being awarded the CB. (July 20th 1838). He lost his right arm and was wounded in the side during an action in the transport 'Teignmouth' against a French Privateer in the Persian Gulf. He was also mentioned in a General Order by the Madras Government on 26 May 1806 for 'conduct highly commended' by the Court of Directors. He married Frances Dean, widow of William Malcolm of Burnfoot, Dumfries, by whom he had two children, William Little  and Charlotte, who married Robert Alexander . He died at Cheltenham, aged 58, in 1839.  Unfortunately 9 years before the Army of India medal was awarded.





Afghanistan Medal 1842, reverse Candahar, Ghuznee and Cabul 1842, unnamed as issued. Good very fine





 Jellalabad Medal, unnamed as issued. Nearly extremely fine





Punjab Medal 1848-49, two clasps, Goojerat and Chilianwala named to Edmund Potter, 14th Light Dragoons. Potter was a confirmed Chelsea Pensioner who died on the 13th January 1892. Potter came from Hounslow in Middlesex and was a shoemaker and joined the British Army on the 6th April 1838 served 18 years and 5 months all of it in India. Also awarded the IGS 1854 Persia clasp and Indian Mutiny medal clasp Central India. Light contact wear, Very fine





South Africa Medal 1853, named to Sergeant P. Kilduff, 2nd Regiment. With copy papers. Heavy contact wear and bruising, About fine




Crimea Medal, clasp Sebastopol, unnamed as issued. Clasp loose on ribbon. Good very fine





India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Perak, named to 820 Private G. Hopkins, 80th Foot. With copy papers, from Stockport in Cheshire, attested for service on 4th August 1860, joining the 13th Prince Albert’s Light Infantry (Somersetshire), transferring to the 80th Regiment (Staffordshire Volunteers) on 28th February 1861. Hopkins saw service in China in 1872, before being sent on the expedition to Perak, he later saw service in South Africa, and is additionally entitled to a South Africa Medal, clasp 1878, and an Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal issued in 1879, as well as a Bhootan clasp for his IGS. Good very fine





India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Umbeyla named to 338 M. Ford, H.M. 1st Battalion, 7th Regiment. With copy medal roll, Good very fine




India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Burma 1885-7 to Colonel Thomas Henry Binny Young, 17th Madras Infantry and Madras Staff Corps. Born 19th Nov 1841 at Secunderabad, First commissioned 25th June 1858 in to 19th Native Infantry, Probationary Superintendent of police 1st Class at South Arcot, promoted Captain 25th June 1870 with the Police at Cuddalore. Promoted Major 25th June 1878  Retired pre 1890 as a Colonel Madras Staff Corps. He died 22nd May 1920 at Totnes Devon. Married Maria Rebecca Kidd 1st March 1870 at Cuddalore, the daughter of the Chaplain of Cuddalore. They had a daughter Mary Christabel born 1871




India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Burma 1887-89 named in running script to Lieutenant T.D. Leslie, 4th Cavalry Hyderabad Contingent. Thomas Dowglasse Leslie was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Fusiliers on 9 September 1882. Appointed to the Madras Staff Corps, June 1885. Appointed a Squadron Officer in the 2nd Cavalry Hyderabad Contingent, September 1888. Attached as Officiating Adjutant in the Governor’s Bodyguard, May 1889. Captain in the Indian Staff Corps, September 1893. Squadron Officer with the 4th Regiment of Lancers, Hyderabad Contingent, August 1894.





India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Burma 1887-89 named to 905 Trooper Jital Rao, 4th Cavalry, Hyderabad Contingent. Suspender a little slack, Generally very fine





 India General Service Medal 1854, in bronze, clasp Burma 1885-7, named to Jhorawallah Kuttiah, 2nd Madras Lancers. Jhorawallah is the rank for a Sweeper. Generally very fine





India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Hazara 1888 named to 2233 Private P. Roache, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment. Suspender a little slack, Good very fine




India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Hazara 1891 to Major Horace Robert Francis Anderson, 16th Bombay Native Infantry. Born in August 1863 commissioned into the Yorkshire Regt. He  transferred to the Lancashire Fusiliers as a Lieutenant in October 1883. Two years later he gained an appointment in the Indian Staff Corps and subsequently served in the Hazara operations of 1891 against the Hazzanzais and Aakasais tribes. He was advanced to Captain in August 1901, he died at sea aboard the S.S.Oriental en route to Aden in August 1903.




India General Service Medal 1854, clasp Waziristan 1894-95, named to 877 Sepoy Muhammad Khan, 33rd Bengal Infantry. Slack suspender, Generally very fine




Indian Mutiny Medal, clasp Central India to Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Henry Joseph Partridge, 24th Bombay Native Infantry. Entered the HEIC in the 1826 Season becoming Ensign 1827 in the Bombay 18th Native Infantry eventually promoted to Major in 1851. He was advanced to Lieutenant Colonel in 1858 and was Commanding the Field Detachment of the Bombay Army during the Mutiny. He died 30th  June 1860 in Middlesex.




Indian Mutiny Medal, clasp Central India to Major Alexander Davidson, Bombay Engineers. Born on the 6th July 1829 in Moradabad, Bengal, the son of  Alexander and Mary-Ann Davidson. Accepted as a cadet at Addiscombe for the 1847-48 season, he  joined the HEIC Army, appointed 2nd. Lieutenant 8th December 1848  Bombay Sappers & Miners. Promoted Lieutenant 1st August 1854, Captain 27th August 1857. During the Mutiny he served with as Field Engineer of the Rajputana Field Force and was mentioned in despatches several times. After the Mutiny promoted Major and was then Lieut-Colonel 10th November 1869. On 31st December 1878 he was appointed a Major-General. He retired to Weston-Super-Mare. And then to Tunbridge Wells, Kent. He died there in June 1902 aged 72.




Indian Mutiny Medal to William Ashton, Brigade Surgeon, 53rd Foot (Shropshire). Served in the Mutiny with firstly the 79th Highlanders at the storing of Rampore Kussia and then with the 53rd Foot at the General Hospital at Calcutta. Promoted Staff Surgeon 1860, transferred to the Royal Artillery 1864 and appointed Surgeon Major on the Staff 1872, Brigade Surgeon 1888, died 1904. Good very fine





India Mutiny Medal, clasp Central India name to Michael Boyle, 3rd Madras European Regiment. Good very fine




Indian Mutiny Medal to Colonel Charles Lopes Periera, Nagpore Irregular Forces. Born at Neemuch 12th. November 1829 the son of Captain Isaac Pereira Bengal Artillery. In 1857 appointed 2nd. In Command of the 1st. Nagpore Irregular Force and  commanded the Rifle Company which was employed in Jubbulpore 1857-58. Appointed Superintendent of Police Raepoor 1861,  Wing Officer 24th. Native Infantry 1868 and retired 1875 as a Colonel. Died at Christchurch 1885 aged 55.




Indian Mutiny Medal to Captain Thomas Pattison Wood, 29th Foot. Born in Bermuda 31st.March 1833, recommended by the Governor of Bermuda for a commission to General Lord Fitzroy Somerset and after eventually passing the entrance exam he was able to purchase a position as an Ensign in the 81st. Foot in 1852, serving in the East Indies he again purchased a Lieutenancy in 1854. Transferring to the 29th Foot in 1855 and served in Burma until 1857 when he returned to India where he remained until 1858. During the Mutiny he commanded a small detachment of the 29th Foot under the Command of Captain the Hon.E.G.Curzon of the 52nd Foot against the Dacca mutineers at Churrabunda Bhutan. Returning home in 1858 he was put on depot duties and purchased a Captaincy in 1860, retiring by sale of commission in 1862. He died at Tonbridge Wells in 1874





Indian Mutiny Medal, clasp Lucknow, named to Bugler Jas. Willis, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. With photocopied service papers, which confirms his appointment as Bugler. Some contact wear to rim, Generally very fine





Indian Mutiny Medal, clasp Lucknow, named to Hy Jenkins, 97th Foot. Henry Jenkins, with copy medal roll, confirming entitlement to Lucknow clasp. Medal has been made into a menu holder, please see website photographs. Some contact wear, and edge-bruising, Very fine




Indian Mutiny Medal, no bar, awarded Charles Johnson, Captain ‘A’ Company, 4th Madras Artillery. Served with major General Whitlock’s division throughout his campaign. Returned to England in November 1865, served 14 years in total, educate at Addiscombe.





Indian Mutiny Medal, clasp Central India named to P. Mahony, 86th Regiment. Suspender loose, needs re-pinning (you can currently slide it around the disc). Generally very fine





Indian Mutiny Medal, clasp Central India named to Robert Eirwan, 83rd Regiment. Suspender loose, needs re-pinning (you can currently slide it around the disc). Generally very fine





Indian Mutiny Medal, no clasp, named to Wm H. Swan, 80th Regiment. With copy Medal Roll transcription from Find My Past, William H. Swan, transferred to Indian Army 31st May 1860. Good very fine





Indian Mutiny Medal, no clasp, named to Frederick Noak, 1st Battalion, 20th Regiment. 20th Regiment (East Devonshire), stationed at Gorakhpur in 1861. Good very fine





Indian Mutiny Medal, no clasp, named in a locally period engraved style to George McGill, Farrier, E Troop, 4th Madras Light Cavalry. Some small contact wear to rim, Generally very fine





Indian Mutiny Medal, no clasp, named to C. Ward, 3rd Madras European Regiment. Good very fine





New Zealand Medal, reverse undated, named to 3571 Private P. Gilligan, 65th Foot. A late claim medal. With copy medal roll, and mentioned in the history ‘The melee in the swamp had been a succession of desperate hand to hand encounters, and many instances of courage were exhibited on both side. Private Gilligan, 65th, shot one Waikato, and brained another with the butt end of his rifle. Many other daring acts were witnessed, but must remain unrecorded as the individuals could not be identified. But the bayonet played a conspicuous part in the exciting scene.’ Nearly extremely fine





New Zealand Medal, reverse 1863 to 1866 named to 338 Wm Notley, 50th Queens Own Regiment. With copy discharge papers, never tried by court martial, but once appeared in the Regimental Defaulters book. Nearly extremely fine





New Zealand Medal, reverse dated 1864-66 named to 3565 George McCann, 68th Light Infantry. With copy discharge papers, some contacting to rim. Generally very fine





Canada General Service Medal, clasp Fenian Raid 1866, named to 1428 Private J. Delaney, 4th Rifle Brigade. Only 175 such medals to the Regiment, unresearched. Nearly extremely fine





Ashantee Medal, clasp Coomassie named to 1420 Private J. Edwards, 42nd Highlanders 1873-74. With research and copy service papers. Born in Old Machar, Aberdeen he was a serving Gunner in the Forfar and Kincardine Artillery Volunteers he attested for the Black Watch at Aberdeen 18th September 1865. An habitual offender he was tried and imprisoned for being drunk in January 1867, went absent without leave from 22nd May 1867 until 18th June 1867. Tried for desertion he was imprisoned 28th June 1867 to 19th September 1867. Two further episodes of being absent without leave for 3 and 2 days are recorded in 1874. Taking part in the Ashantee Campaign 1873-4 he was slightly wounded in action, left arm at Amoaful, 31st January 1874. A scarce casualty medal for this campaign. Nearly extremely fine





Ashantee Medal 1873, no clasp, named to J. Connolly, Engineer, Royal Navy, HMS Seagull 73-4. With record sheet and medal roll, 90 medals to this ship. Joseph Connolly entered the Royal Navy 27th November 1860 as an Assistant Engineer 3rd Class from Private Trade (presumably the Merchant Navy). 2nd Class Assistant Engineer 16th April 1861, 1st Class Assistant Engineer 25th July 1864 and Engineer  (Lieutenant) 17th October 1867. Connolly joined HMS Seagull 1st January 1873, HMS Indus 15th October 1875, HMS Valiant 8th March 1876, HMS Seagull 7th March 1878, HMS Amelia 18th February 1879 and retired 7th February 1882 having reached the age limit and not qualified for promotion. Awarded a pension of £103 a year. HMS Seagull was a Wood Screw Gunboat, a total of 90 medals to the ship. Extremely fine





Ashantee Medal 1873-74, named to A.J. Granville, Ships Cook, HMS Simoom 1873-74. Generally very fine





Ashantee Medal 1873-74, no clasp, named to W.G.H. Webber, Domestic 2nd Class, HMS Rattlesnake. Traces of broach marks, otherwise Very fine





Afghanistan Medal 1878, no clasp, named to Captain C.J. Whitaker, 65th Foot. Whitaker was born in Valetta, Malta on December 22nd 1849. Ensign C.J. Whitaker joined the Regiment in 1869 and was the last to purchase promotion to Lieutenant as the system was abolished in 1871 and served in Agra, India as Lieutenant and Adjutant during 1873. During 1878 officers, including Captain Whitaker and 22 other ranks were posted to the Kurrum Field Force on signals and communications duties in Afghanistan. Captain Whitaker was appointed Superintendent Army Signalling to the Kurrum Vallery Field Force. There were only 28 medals to the Regiment. This was to be Colonel Whitakers only medal although he did go on to command the Battalion in 1894, retiring in 1897 a full Colonel. With research including a photocopy of a picture of Officers of the 65th at Agra in 1873 in which Whitaker is identified, and another of Whitaker in uniform. Nearly extremely fine





Afghanistan Medal 1878, no clasp, named to Mr. S. Smith, Punjab Police Department. With research. Sydney Smith appointed July 1870 as Assistant District Superintendent in the Punjab Police. Served in Afghanistan 1878-80 and had the medal with no bar. At this time he was a District Supt IV Grade at Derra Gaza Khan. Was at Mooltan in 1886 and by 1893 was Supt Grade III at Lahore. Assistant Inspector General Railway Police, Lahore May 1900, Deputy Inspector General of Police November 1901. Awarded medal for Delhi Durbar 1903. Retired August 1905. Nearly extremely fine





Afghanistan Medal 1878, no clasp, named to 1186 Private A. Storrie, 92nd Highlanders. Edge bruise at 9 o’clock to reverse rim, otherwise, Nearly extremely fine





Afghanistan Medal 1878, no clasp, named to 32B/238 Private W. Webb, 1st/12th Regiment. Good very fine





Afghanistan Medal 1878, no clasp, named to 591 Private M. Doyle, 1/25th Foot. Nearly extremely fine





Afghanistan Medal, 1878, no clasp, named to 1084 Private T. O’Connor, 1/25th Foot. (King’s Own Scottish Borderers.) Good very fine




Afghanistan Medal 1878-80, no clasp named to Sowar (Trooper) Suntoke Singh, 3rd Bengal Cavalry. Scarce to Regiment.





South Africa Medal 1879, clasp 1878-9 named to 2012 Private J. Shea, 1/13th Foot. With muster rolls and research, showing that Shea was present with his regiment at Ulundi. This is the rarest of the clasps for this medal, with only 1,180 to British Troops. Good very fine





South Africa Medal 1877-79, disc only, named to 3348 Private W. Saunders, Army Hospital Corps. Evidence of broaching, numerous contact edges, thus Poor





Egypt Medal, dated reverse, three clasps, Tel-El-Kebir, Suakin 1884 and El-Teb_Tamaai named to 1111 Private P. Keegan, 1st Gordon Highlanders. With research, Keegan was regularly imprisoned during his service usually for Drunkenness, from Kildare, Ireland, he enlisted in the British Army, 8th December 1862, discharged 29th December 1885. Some light pitting, presumably from a Khedives Star, thus Generally very fine




Egypt Medal 1882, undated reverse, two clasps Suakin 1885 and Tofrek named to D. Taylor, Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Private David Taylor, wounded in action at Tofrek on 22nd March 1885, gunshot through the left thigh, invalided from the service in January 1887. With paperwork. Served HMS Duke of Wellington, October 1877-September 1879, HMS Asia, October 1880-January 1881, HMS Duke of Wellington October 1881 to September 1883, HMS Thunderer, September 1884 to April 1885. Royal Marine Battalion October 1884 to April 1885. Imprisoned 3 times including onboard Duke of Wellington for 14 days in August 1879. At Tofrek 7 Marines were killed and 16 wounded including Taylor. Good very fine




Egypt Medal, undated reverse, clasp Gemaizah1888, named to 554 Private I. Patterson, 2nd Kings Own Scottish Borderers. With copy medal roll, noted as having Died by the previous owner. Nearly extremely fine





Egypt Medal, dated 1882 reverse, clasp Tel-El-Kebir named to 2385 Private J. Brennan, 4th Dragoon Guards, with copy medal roll, and some information regarding the 4th Dragoon Guards roll in the Egyptian Campaign. Nearly extremely fine





Egypt Medal, dated reverse, clasp Suakin 1885, named to J.J. Kingdon, Able Seaman, HMS “Agincourt”. From Devonport, born 28th January 1858, with copy papers. Good very fine





 Egypt Medal, undated reverse, clasp The Nile 1884-85 named to 4459 Private W. Morrison, 11th Company, Commissariat and Transport Corps. With copy medal roll. Good very fine





Egypt Medal, undated reverse, clasp Suakin 1885 named to 5027 Private J. Brough, 2nd Scots Guards. Some edge-knicks, naming very clear, Generally very fine





Egypt Medal, dated 1882 reverse, no clasp, named to 2558 Private W. Bartlett, 7th Dragoon Guards. With copy service papers, Walter Bartlett was from Chard in Somerset, he was discharged due to Dementia, after attempting to desert whilst awaiting court-martial. The Dementia not being caused by his service, but due to his ‘in-temperance’. Good very fine





Egypt Medal, dated 1882 reverse, clasp Suakin 1885, named to 41/2118 Private J. Lyford, 1st Berkshire Regiment. With copy medal roll. A little contact wear to the Regiment, but still readable. Generally very fine





Egypt Medal, dated 1882 reverse, no clasp, named to 1298 Private C. Yarwood, 1st Royal Sussex Regiment. Some pitting, and a little contact wear at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, otherwise Generally very fine





East and West Africa Medal, clasp 1897-98 named to 2287 Private Grunshi Baluah, Gold Coast Constabulary. NEF





East and West Africa Medal, clasp Benin 1897, named to F. Barnes, Stoker 2nd Class, HMS St. George. Frank Barnes of Wilton in Wiltshire, born 5th July 1876, died London 27th January 1953. With a few pages of copy papers, and details of his will. GVF




India General Service Medal 1895, three clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 and Waziristan 1901-2 named to Colonel J.S. Swan, Commissariat and Transport Corps.




India General Service Medal 1895, two clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-8 and Tirah 1897-98 named to Colonel R.E. Charr-Hall, C.I.E., 8th Bombay Infantry. With research file





India General Service Medal 1895, two clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-8 and Tirah 1897-98 awarded to Surgeon Captain S.A.C. Dallas, Madras Medical Department.





India General Service Medal 1895, VR, clasp Punjab Frontier 1897-98 named to Assistant Surgeon E. De Roche, Indian Staff Medical Department. Good very fine





India General Service Medal 1895, clasp Punjab Frontier 1897-98 named to Sergeant A. Firman, 1st Royal West Kent Regiment. With copy medal roll, discharged time expired on 3rd January 1901, and re-enlisted 3rd Royal West Kent Regiment on 31st July 1901. Nearly extremely fine





 India Medal 1895, VR, clasp Punjab Frontier 1897-98 named to 3573 Private H. Dunn, 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. With copy medal roll entry. Nearly extremely fine





India Medal 1895, clasp Punjab Frontier 1897-98 named to 4045 Private J. Blanchard, 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. Suspender slack, Generally very fine





British South Africa Company Medal, no clasp, Rhodesia 1896 reverse, named to 4213 Private L.A. Conway, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Good very fine





Queens Sudan Medal, named to 3200 Sergeant T. Adams, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. With copy medal roll entry. Generally very fine





Khedives Sudan Medal 1896, with nine clasps, Firket, Hafir, Abu Hamed, The Atbara, Khartoum, Gedaref, Sudan 1897, Sudan 1899 and Gedid. Inscribed in Arabic to a member of the Egyptian Army. Second and third bars attached by rings, the rest by rivets. Nearly extremely fine





Queens South Africa Medal, seven clasps, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek and South Africa 1901 named to 6885 Private W.A. Agnew, Thorneycroft’s Mounted Infantry. With copy medal rolls, which confirm clasp entitlement. Nearly extremely fine





Queens South Africa Medal, five clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902, named to 4675 Private A.H. Parker, 7th Hussars. With research confirming clasp entitlement. Good very fine





Queens South Africa Medal, four clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal and South Africa 1901, named to 7000 Private W.F. Pike, Royal Scots. The top bar (SA01) unofficially attached by wire rods. Pike Died of Disease on 26th November 1901 at Middelburg. Nearly extremely fine





Queens South Africa Medal, four clasps, Laing’s Nek, Transvaal, Relief of Ladysmith and Tugela Heights, named to 168 Private A.J.D. St. Lawrence, Imperial Light Infantry. With papers and some research which shows he was from Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, South Wales, and that his full named to be Alfred John Day – he later took the name of St. Lawrence. He had served with the Bechuanaland Border Police, before joining the Imperial Light Infantry, who were heavily involved at Spion Kop, later he served with Steinaeckers Horse serving with the Special Squadron based at Koomati Poort. Toned, Nearly extremely fine





Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Elandslaagte, Defence of Ladysmith, Belfast named to 4182 Private F. Cox, Devon Regiment. Good very fine





Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Johannesburg, Wittebergen named to 4400 Private F.C. Johns, 12th Lancers. Appears as E. Johns in the Anglo-Boer War records, and he died of wounds at Potchefstroom on 7th February 1901. Ghost dates to reverse, toned, Nearly extremely fine





Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights and Relief of Ladysmith named to 2461 Private C. Robbins, Somerset Light Infantry. Died of Disease on 5th April 1900 at Chieveley, whilst with 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Good very fine





Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal named to 3157 Private J. Maginnis, Royal Irish Rifles. Faint ghost dates to reverse, Nearly extremely fine





Queens South Africa Medal, three clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal named to 10400 Driver C. Artlett, Army Service Corps. With copy medal rolls, very faint ghost dates to reverse, Good very fine





Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Natal and Belfast named to 3372 Private J.E.H. Grain, 5th Lancers. With copy medal roll. Nearly extremely fine





Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Cape Colony and Orange Free State named to 562 Private R. McGowan, Royal Irish Rifles. Nearly extremely fine





Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Cape Colony and Orange Free State named to 3161 Private J. McCreanor, Royal Irish Rifles. Good very fine





Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Cape Colony and Orange Free State named to 8922 Driver J.H. Donald, Army Service Corps. With copy service papers, also entitled to a Kings South Africa Medal. Good very fine





Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Cape Colony and Transvaal named to 3553 Private J. Fitzsimmons, Liverpool Regiment. With copy medal roll, served with 4th Battalion. Clasps loose on ribbon. Toned, Good very fine





Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps South Africa 1901 and Cape Colony named to 2436 Private G. Jones, Cape Police District 1. With copy medal rolls which show he had also served with CPD2 and that his medal was sent to 19, Dock View Road, Barry Docks, South Wales. Good very fine





Queens South Africa Medal, clasp Belfast named to 4206 Private A. Ware, 10th Hussars. Comes with research. Very fine




Queens South Africa Medal, no bar, named to 86002 Gunner J.W. Hall, 14th Company W.D. Royal Garrison Artillery. Believed entitled to three bars. Toned, Good very fine





Queens South Africa Medal, no clasp, named to 5691 Private J. Shaw, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Confirmed entitled no clasps, at St. Helena. Good very fine





Kings South Africa Medal, two clasps, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 named to 5776 Private F. Doling, Royal Irish Rifles. Generally very fine or better





Tibet Medal, in bronze, clasp Gyantse named to Cook Nanku, 24th Punjabis. Nearly extremely fine





India General Service Medal 1908, Ed VII, in bronze, clasp North West Frontier 1908, named to Temporary Bearer Abdullah, No.2 Company, Army Bearer Corps. Slight Edge bruise at 6 o’clock otherwise Good very fine





Khedives Sudan Medal 1910, in bronze, type 2, unnamed as issued. Good very fine





1914 Star and 5th Aug-22nd Nov bar, named to L/9560 Private J. Rider, 4th Middlesex Regiment. James Rider was Killed in Action on the 23rd August 1914 aged 29 son of Alfred and Rosetta Rider from Homerton, London buried St. Symphorien Military Cemetery. Served in 4th Bn Middlesex Regiment and Rider was the first Middlesex soldier to be Killed in the 1st WW being killed on Sunday morning of the 23rd August 1914. Very scarce Middlesex casualty being the first Middlesex soldier to be killed in the 1st WW with CWGC information. Extremely fine





1914 Star, impressed LIEUT H D WILLIS, R.A.M.C. 3/Worcestershire Regiment Medical Officer – Third Ypres Casualty. (The naming of R.A.M.C. shows a slight over stamp possibly caused when it was officially impressed. Please see attached photographs. This medal is not renamed.) Sold together with digital copies of Baptism record; digital copies of Census returns; digital copy of Worcestershire Regiment War Diary entries; digital copy of Times Obituary; digital copy of the “Lookers On” Obituary; digital copy of De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour Obituary; digital copies of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records; digital copy of the Medal Index Card; digital copies of Medal rolls; and digital photographs of some of the Memorials (from the web). Hugh Duberly Willis was born in Gloucestershire on 2nd July, 1883, the son of Captain Horace George Willis JP (late R.H.A.) and Mrs Emily R Willis (nee MacKay) of 26 Aspley Road, Clifton and Glenfall, Gloucestershire. Hugh was educated at Cheltenham College; Trinity College, Stratford on Avon; and Manchester University, where he graduated as a M.B. on 5th July, 1913. On the outbreak of War, he volunteer for active service and was commissioned as a Temporary Lieutenant on 10th August, 1914. Lieutenant Willis was initially posted to the 13th Stationary Hospital at Boulogne and then the No2 Ambulance Train. He was later transferred to the 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment as the Battalion’s Medical Officer.Captain Willis was mortally wounded on Westhoek Ridge, near Ypres, Belgium on 11th August, 1917, dying the following day. The Officer Commanding the 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment wrote “There is no doubt that he was a very, very brave man, and it was a bitter blow to me to hear of his death. He is a terrible loss to the Battalion, and the men will miss him sadly. He was so thorough, so hard working and he has left a very noble record of duty done for his Country, and the Officers and Men of the Regiment share the grief of his family.”
Colour Sergeant Morrow wrote “Allow me to say from the Ranks how brave a man he was, always greatly devoted to his duty; no matter how heavily the shelling or what attack the Regiment was taking part in, you would always see him in the thick of it all attending to the wounded.” He was buried in the Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Brandhoek, Ypres, Belgium and commemorated on the Wade Family Roll, Little Shelford Parish Church, Cambridgeshire; Manchester University War Memorial; St Mary’s Church War Memorial, Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire; the Cheltenham Borough War Memorial; the Cheltenham College Roll of Honour and also on his Parent’s grave. Extremely fine





1914 Star, impressed to PO.9532 PTE. J.CLARK, R.M. BRIGADE. A Defence of Antwerp Prisoner of War. Sold together with the original cardboard box of issue (A/F repaired with sellotape); a digital copy of the RM Service record; copy of the Times newspaper casualty roll; copy of the International Red Cross POW record entries; copy of RM Medal Roll and a copy of the Report of Proceedings of the Court of Enquiry into the affair at Moerbeke, Belgium when a large number of Portsmouth Battalion, R.M.L.I. were taken as Prisoners of War. James Clark was born on 13th February, 1879, at Gorbals, Glasgow, the son of Mrs Jane Docherty. Clark, a labourer, enlisted in the Royal Marines Light Infantry at Greenock on 16th February, 1898. He saw service on-board the Depot Ship H.M.S.Duke of Wellington and the Cruiser H.M.S. Andromeda. James was discharged and enrolled in the Royal Fleet Reserve on 30th April, 1903. PO 9532 Private James Clark, Portsmouth Battalion, Royal Marine Light Infantry, was recalled for War Service on 2nd August, 1914. He landed at Ostend on 26th August, 1914 and participated in the Defence of  Antwerp between 7th and 10th October, 1914. During the Antwerp operations, Private Clark was taken as a Prisoner of War, at Moerbeke, Belgium together with other members of Portsmouth Battalion, R.M.L.I..James was reported as being held at the Gefangenenlager, Doeberitz, Germany in the Times Newspaper of 21st December, 1914. He was repatriated to England on 28th February, 1919 and sent to the Royal Naval Hospital, Yarmouth. Extremely fine





1914 Star with old tailors copy bar 5th Aug -22nd Nov named to 4547 Private F. Hanbridge, 1st Rifle Brigade. Killed in action on 27th May 1915, born Paddington, Middlesex, resident of Kennington, Surrey. Good very fine





1914 Star named to 12480 Drummer D.G. Faulder, 3rd Worcester Regiment. To France 12 August 1914 entitled to the 1914 Clasp, one of the original Drummers that went over in 1914.. Some Verdigris, Generally very fine





1914-15 Star named to 1571 Sergeant L.C. Gordon, 1st General Hospital, Australian Imperial Force. Embarked at Brisbane on 12thJune 1915, aboard HMAT Karoola, he was later a Staff Sergeant and was invalided back to Australia on 20th March 1916. With copy medal roll. Good very fine





1914-15 Star named to 1259 Private C.C. Fisher, 32nd Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Christian Clyde Fisher, son of Edward Francis and Elizabeth Fisher of ‘The Firs’, Wrabness, Essex, England. Killed on 20th July 1916 whilst serving with 32nd Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, he is buried at V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial at Fromelles. Good very fine





1914-15 Star named to 1317 Farrier Quarter Master Sergeant D.W. Southgate, Suffolk Yeomanry. Entitled to an M.I.D. 10th January 1921 (annotation on M.I.C.) whilst with the Royal Army Service Corps. Entered Gallipoli on 8th October 1915. GVF




1914–15 Star, impressed 4-2798 PTE G.H.BRIDGEWATER, R.SUSS: R. 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, Gallipoli Casualty.  Sold together with a digital copy of Workhouse Birth records; digital copies of Census Returns; digital copies of Battalion War Diary for August/September, 1915; digital copy of the Register of Soldier’s Effects Register; and digital copy of the Chichester Cathedral War Memorial photograph. George Henry Bridgewater, possibly named Henry George Jackson, was born in the Islington Workhouse on 12th September, 1895, the illegitimate son of Charlotte Maria Jackson. Charlotte Jackson married Stephen Bridgewater (in Petworth, Sussex during 1897) and the 1901 Census shows Henry Jackson living with his Mother Charlotte Bridgewater and the Bridgewater family at Freehold Farm, Petworth, Sussex. In 1911, Henry was a domestic Houseboy, living with the Bridgewater Family in Petworth, Sussex. With the outbreak of the Great War, he enlisted as George Henry Bridgewater, at Horsham, Sussex. 4-2798 Private George Henry Bridgewater, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment landed at Mudros, Lemnos Island during July, 1915 before landing at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, with his Battalion on 8th August, 1915. Private Bridgewater was wounded in action at Gallipoli and evacuated to Egypt. George Henry Bridgewater DIED OF WOUNDS on 5th September, 1915 and was buried in the Alexandria (Chatby) Military Cemetery, Egypt and commemorated in Chichester Cathedral. Charlotte Maria Bridgewater is shown as his next of kin in Army and CWGC records. Nearly extremely fine





1914-15 Star to 7084 Cpl. H. Sinclair, H.L.I. (Lance Serjeant Harry Sinclair of the 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, was killed in action in France on 1st January 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais. Soldiers Died in the Great War states that he was born at Darlington , resided at Durham, but had enlisted at Colombo, Ceylon.




1914-15 Star named to SE.9623 Private C.L. Pearce, Army Veterinary Corps. With copy Medal index card, entered France on 13th September 1915 and entitled to a 1914-15 Star Trio. Nearly extremely fine





1914-15 Star named to 2266 Private E.A. Timms, East Surrey Regiment. Good very fine





1914-15 Star named to 93392 Sapper J. Pearson, Royal Engineers. Good very fine





1914-15 Star named to 091710 Acting Sergeant G. Gregory, Army Service Corps. Good very fine





1914-15 Star named to 125844 F.G. Mahoney, Royal Navy. Comes with set of Naval Service papers. Good very fine





1914-15 Star, naming at some time erased. Good very fine




British War Medal named to  Lieutenant C. McC. Alston. Claude McCaul Alston died as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers on 24th October 1914. The son of Charles Ross Alston of Allahabad, India (who was later knighted on 3rd June 1925), he is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. He appears in Bond of Sacrifice, De Ruvigny’s, and on the Caribbean Roll of Honour. His father served with the Allahabad High Court, and there is some research with the medal that refers to his time there, through the eyes of one of his Indian colleagues. Good very fine





British War Medal named to Captain M.J. Maynard. Listed on Commonwealth War Graves on Lieutenant Michael James Maynard of 1st/5th London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade), killed on 8th October 1916. The son of James Dale Maynard, husband of Elsie Jane Sherwood (formerly Maynard) of Seven Spar Halt, Letheringham, Wickham Market, Suffolk. He is remembered with honour on the Thiepval Memorial. With copy Medal Index Card confirming details, address being Godwin’s Place, Hoo, Wickham Market, Suffolk on MIC. Nearly extremely fine





British War Medal named to Lieutenant A.E. Carter. Two possibilities, one a Northumberland Fusilier Prisoner of War, the other a London Regiment, 3rd City of London Battalion. Also with Special Constabulary Long Service Medal with bar Great War 1914-18 to Arthur G. Carter. Possibly his father? (2) Very fine





British War Medal named to F.15602 R.G. Hill, Acting Chief Petty Officer, Royal Naval Air Service. This is only entitlement with copy set of service papers. Good very fine





British War Medal named to W.S.A.1863 W. Turrrell, Skipper, Royal Naval Reserve. Comes with set of Naval Service Papers. Generally very fine





British War Medal, naming at some time erased. Good very fine




British War Medal named to Sergeant J.A. Wilson, 4th South African Horse. Suspender slack, Generally very fine




British War Medal named to 205546 Private E.J. Tresise, 3rd County of London Yeomanry. With copy medal index card, entitled to pair, also served Surrey Yeomanry and Machine Gun Corps. Nearly extremely fine




British War Medal named to 37802 Private J. Bowen, 13th Hussars. With copy medal index card, appears to be only medal, also served with Machine Gun Corps and Reserve Regiment of Cavalry. Good very fine




British War Medal named to 52418 Private J. Spowart, 10th Hussars. With copy medal index card, entitled to a pair. Good very fine or better




British War Medal named to 1081 Private G.H. Howard, 1st County of London Yeomanry. With copy medal index card, entitled to a pair. Generally very fine





British War Medal, impressed to Robert J Ellis – Knight. Sold together with digital copy of 1911 Census; digital copies of Master, and Mates Certificates of Competency;digital copy of Mercantile Medal Issue Card; digital copy of Mercantile Marine ID Certificate Card including photograph; and digital copies of Electoral Roll entries. Robert John Ellis – Knight (sometimes shown as John Robert Ellis-Knight) was born in Knightsbridge, London, on 9th June, 1899, the son of John Knight and Maria Louise Knight. In 1911, he was living with his Mother in Streatham, London. During the First World War, Robert served as a 3rd Mate in the Mercantile Marine, receiving the British War Medal and Mercantile Marine Medal which were sent to 12 Avenue Mansions, Clapham Common. Ellis-Knight, he served as an Apprenticed 3rd Mate on board the Sailing Vessel Clackmannanshire (March, 1917 – March 1918); a 4th Mate on board the SS City of Manchester (March – April, 1918); a 3rd Officer on board the Appalanchee (On His Majesty’s Service June 1918 – October, 1918); a 2nd Mate on board the SS War Aryan (On His Majesty’s Service November, 1918 – January, 1919); a 2nd Mate on board the SS Taramac (April, 1919 – November, 1919); a 2nd Mate on board the Schooner Navahoe (January, 1920 – March 1920); a 2nd Mate on board the SS Tonawanda(April – November, 1920); and a 2nd Mate on board the SS Taramac (January – November, 1921). He married Kathleen N Pennell during 1922 in Wandsworth District. John Robert Ellis-Knight died during 1926, in Wandsworth District, and was buried on 11th February, 1926 within Morden Parish, Surrey. Nearly extremely fine





British War Medal to 266246 Private F.C. Hickson, Royal West Kent Regiment. Good very fine





British War Medal to 15690 Private F.S.S. Phillips, West Riding Regiment. Good very fine





British War Medal to M2/152129 Private H.P. Tallyn, Army Service Corps. Good very fine





British War Medal named to BM2-196296 Private F.W. Ellan, Army Service Corps. Very fine




British War Medal named to G-18721 Private A.T.D. Goodfellow, Middlesex Regiment. With copy medal index card, later served with Royal Defence Corps. Entitled to Silver War Badge. Toned, Nearly extremely fine




British War Medal named to 19377 Private L. Smart, Essex Regiment. With copy Medal index card, served with 1st Battalion. Entered Egypt 4th November 1915 and entitled to a WW1 Trio. Good very fine




British War Medal named to 30605 Private H. Sargent, Essex Regiment. With copy Medal index card, served with 10th Battalion. Entitled to a pair. Generally very fine




British War Medal named to 47338 Corporal W. Rose, Essex. Regiment. With copy Medal index card, served with 11th Battalion. Entitled to a pair. Nearly extremely fine




British War Medal named to 44944 Private R.O. Harris, Essex Regiment. With copy Medal index card, entitled to a pair only. Toned, Good very fine




British War Medal named to 55609 Private S. Jones, Essex Regiment. With copy Medal index card, entitled to a pair, later served with the Labour Corps. Generally very fine




British War Medal named to 24535 Private G. Pearce, Wiltshire Regiment. With copy Medal index card, entitled to a pair. Good very fine




British War Medal named to 13335 Private A. Healey, Essex Regiment. With copy Medal index card, entitled to a trio and a Silver War Badge, entered France on 25th July 1915, discharged 17th December 1917. Good very fine




British War Medal named to 4592 Private F.C. Wood, Essex Regiment. With copy Medal index card, entitled to a pair. Later served with Kings Royal Rifle Corps and Royal Engineers. Some contact wear, Generally very fine




British War Medal named to 178696 Corporal R.H. Pearce, Royal Engineers. Entitled to a pair. Court-mounted for display. Extremely fine





Victory Medal named to 441 Private J. Morrison, Royal Irish Rifles. Private Joseph Morrison died on 27th December 1920, aged 20, the husband of Mrs Mary Morrison of 19 Boyne Square, Sandy Row, Belfast, he is buried in Belfast City Cemetery. It is believed he was killed as a result of injuries sustained in earlier disturbances, either being murdered by the I.R.A. (he was a protestant), or as a result of being hit by cross-fire from the authorities. Good very fine





Victory Medal named to 10/541 Sergeant A. Winter, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Lance Corporal Adrian Winter, killed on 29th April 1915, with the Wellington Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, the son of Walter Henry Trimnell Winter of ‘The House that Jack Built’, Wolverhampton, England. Nearly extremely fine




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