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VC related Life Saving Medal

2 QSA's Casualties.

A scarce 1914 Star group to a woman with a confirmed MID & a foreign award.

Casualty Pair to the 41st Btn AIF.

Crimea Medal to an Officer.

Hanoverian Medal for Waterloo

NGS

MC group of 5.

QSA,KSA to a DCM KIA.

Yorkshire Imperial Yeomanry Medal

Life Guards Victorian Group.

Liverpool Pals KIA.

Knight Batchelors Badge

2 clasp Mutiny.

IGS clasp Perak.

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MM. GV. to 13477 CSM A E Pollard 6/7th Royal Scots Fusiliers, KIA 31/07/1917 Act/Regimental Sergeant Major MM LG 18/09/1916. Albert Edward Entitled 14/15 Trio & Plaque.  

Copy MIC Albert Edward, LG, , Soldiers Died paperwork., Medal rolls. To France 10/07/1915. Born Carlisle Enlisted & lived Newcastle. £850.

 

China War Medal 1842 to Robert McKay, 26th (Cameronian) Regiment of FootThe regiment embarked at Calcutta on 24 March 1840 with a strength of nine hundred men, bound for Singapore, where it would rendezvous with an expeditionary force being prepared for service in China.[76] The force arrived off Chusan on 4 July, capturing it with little resistance the following day.[77] The 26th was camped on a hill just inside the city, where heavy work, bad terrain and bad provisions soon caused illness to set in. The regiment moved into the city proper in September, by which time four hundred men were sick, and in October and November around eighty men died each month.[78] Two hundred and sixty men were evacuated to Manila in November, and by the end of the year two hundred and forty men had died, with a hundred and sixty-three sick in Chusan and a mere hundred and ten able-bodied men.[79]. with the 26th beating off a Chinese counter-attack on 30 May, before withdrawing to Hong Kong after another provisional treaty was signed.[80] Whilst resting at Hong Kong, the 26th made an expedition against Amoy in August, before being moved up the coast to Ningbo at the end of December aboard HMS Jupiter, equipped with newly modified moved north to support the attack on the Bogue forts, which fell on 7 January 1841 in the Second Battle of Chuenpee. After an abortive attempt at a treaty agreement had fallen through, the regiment participated in the second attack to capture them on 26 February in the Battle of the Bogue. The force slowly moved up-river, taking Canton on 24 May and with the 26th beating off a Chinese counter-attack on 30 May, before withdrawing to Hong Kong after another provisional treaty was signed.[80] Whilst resting at Hong Kong, the 26th made an expedition against Amoy in August, before being moved up the coast to Ningbo at the end of December aboard HMS Jupiter, equipped with newly modified percussion muskets.[81].

They arrived at Ningbo on 7 February 1842, and took up garrison there. The town was attacked on the night of 9–10 March, though the 26th were not involved in the defence, and a few days later participated in an expedition to attack two fortified camps nearby. In early May Ningbo was evacuated, and the 26th moved northwards again to support an attack on Chapu.[82] Here, the 26th saw heavy fighting, with three men killed before the town was taken.[83]

The regiment then moved with the main force up the Yangtze towards Shanghai and Nanking, with the 26th part of the force which stormed Zhenjiang on 21 July. They disembarked outside Nanking on 11 August, remaining there whilst the Treaty of Nanking was signed, and then withdrew, reaching Hong Kong on 30 October.[84] The regiment was granted permission to carry the battle honour "China" on its colours, along with an image of a dragon, as a result of its services during this expedition.[85] NEF. £875

Indian General Service 1854, 1 Clasp Burma 1885-7, Unnamed erased but NEF. £150.

Indian General Service 1854, 1 Clasp Waziristan 1894-5, 582 Sepoy Kehar Singh, 38th Bn Infantry,  NEF. £220.

 

Ashanti Medal 1874, No Clasp to E A Collins AB, HMS Encounter 73-74 Medal roll confirming award. EF.  £450.

 

Afghanistan 1881 Clasps Ahmed Khel/ Kandahar, 957 Pte A Smith, 2nd Bn 60th Rifles (Kings Royal Rifle Corps), Medal roll entitled Kabul to Kandahar Star. NEF. £625.

 India Medal 1895 - 1902, Clasps Punjab Frontier 1897-98 Tirah 1897-98, 3221 J Pearson 2nd Bn PWO Yorkshire Reg, Entitled to QSA 5 clasps Jon/Dia Hill/CC/OFS & KSA 2 clasps as L/CplMedal rolls confirming medals. Letters in running script. NEF. £275.

India Medal 1895 - 1902, Clasps Punjab Frontier 1897-98 Tirah 1897-98, 4791 Pte W Dyble, 2nd Bn Kings Own Scottish Borderers. Letters in running script. Medal rolls one for Medical Dept to which he was attached. NEF. £275.

Queens South Africa 1899-1902, 5 Clasps CC, OFS, Trans, SA 1901, SA 1902. To 170 Sergt G Wilson, 2nd Bn Hampshire Reg, Silver top suspender. Medal rolls confirming clasps. 3rd Type.  £175.

This is a specially commissioned commemorative medal. It features a poppy in the centre with We Will Remember Them 1914-1918 on the obverse and the reverse features Centenary Of The Great War 1914-1918. The suspender features Lest We Forget on both sides. The Ribbon is white with poppies running through the middle and 1914, 1914 either side. The medal comes with its own presentation boxed. £45.

VC related Life saving Medal Private striking, life saving award in silver, with a Coat of Arms on the obverse (Alexandria Harbour) and a laurel wreath to the reverse, engraved GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL - WALTER ORME - 1885. Engraved around the rim in italic, block capitals, 'FOR SAVING THE LIFE OF T. EDWARDS IN ALEXANDRIA HARBOUR, EGYPT'. Very little research on RHS rolls etc. No other awards believed for this action. Copy of extract from Egypt Gazette (colonial newspaper) that gives the details: HEROIC DEED AT ALEXANDRIA HABOUR V.C. Winner Plucked to Safety. On the 14th inst., Private Thomas Edwards, 42nd Regiment (Black Watch), recently in receipt of the Victoria Cross for outstanding valour, had his own life preserved after getting into difficulties whilst bathing at the Eastern Harbour at Alexandria. This brave Highlander, who suffered injury, inflicted by Mahdist spears during the Battle of Tamai, whilst defending canon of the Naval Brigade, is currently recuperating in Alexandria, from the wounds received during that valiant action. Edwards had taken to the waters of the Eastern Harbour for therapeutic treatment, when he found himself in difficulty and at grave risk of perishing in the strong tide.  Hearing his cries for assistance, a visiting seaman by the name of Orme, valiantly came to the assistance of the struggling hero, recovering him to the shore in a barely conscious state. Medal is in NEF condition - no dings or scratches. One edge bruise at 8 o'clock on obverse - doesn't affect naming. Attractive and original silver ribbon brooch pin with replacement red ribbon (original ribbon also available). Loop suspender with swivel claw. A nice piece and worthy of  further research. £750.

 

Vic to 12476 Pte J T Hitchman Worcester Reg. MIC. James T, Entitled 14 Trio. possibly a bar. Entered France 05/11/1914. On original ribbon. £22.

 

 

RN LSGC (GV B) 2nd Type to 201396 THOMAS BERRYMAN, L. BTMN, HM Coast Guard  correctly impressed naming. Full service papers showing that upon transfer from RN, Thomas served with the S. Irish Division of HM Coastguard, serving as Leading Boatman for Kilkeel Coastguard Station (still in existance). NEF conditon with only minor surface contact. Some additional research with service extract. £100.

 

Henry Frank Thorpe, Single name, 10021 Pte H F Thorpe, 2nd York & Lancashire Reg DOW 01/10/1915. Entitled to 14 Star& Bar Trio. 23 pages of service history MIC, Soldiers Died & CWGC paperwork. Enlisted 1911. Described as a "Bad man all round" in the Regimental Conduct Sheet many times. Has soldered hanger on rear. £100.

 

 

Alfred Frederick Cox,

Single name (Small “H”) Able Seaman J/36802 31/05/1916. Age 19, HMS Defence KIA Jutland 31st May 1916 Both the Defence and Warrior had already hit the doomed Wiesbaden. Still Admiral Arbuthnot, in spite of straddling salvoes, held on till within 5,500 yards of his prey he turned to starboard. Both ships were now in a hurricane of fire, which the Germans were concentrating with terrible effect to save their burning ship, and there quickly followed another of the series of appalling catastrophes which so tragically distinguish this battle from all others. Four minutes after crossing the Lion's bows the Defence was hit by two heavy salvoes in quick succession, and the Admiral and his flagship disappeared in a roar of flame (6.20). The Warrior barely escaped a similar fate.............. Full list of casualties & CWGC paperwork Panel Reference:11. Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Cox, of 5, Whitewood Cottages, Horne, South Godstone, Surrey. £150.

 

 

Frank White

Single name (Small “H”)K/15718 F White Stoker 1st Class Died 05/06/1916, HMS Hampshire, Royal Navy

Hampshire, named to commemorate the English county,[8] was laid down by Armstrong Whitworth at their Elswick shipyard on 1 September 1902 and launched on 24 September 1903. She was completed on 15 July 1905[1] and was initially assigned to the 1st Cruiser Squadron of the Channel Fleet together with most of her sister ships. She began a refit at Portsmouth Royal Dockyard in December 1908 and was then assigned to the reserve Third Fleet in August 1909. She recommissioned in December 1911 for her assignment with the 6th Cruiser Squadron of the Mediterranean Fleet and was transferred to the China Station in 1912.[9] When the war began, she was in Wei Hai Wei, and was assigned to the small squadron led by Vice Admiral Martyn Jerram, commander-in-chief of the China Station. She was ordered to destroy the German radio station at Yap together with the armoured cruiser Minotaur and the light cruiser Newcastle. En route the ships captured the collier SS Elspeth on 11 August and sank her; Hampshire was too short on coal by then to make the island so Jerram ordered her back to Hong Kong with the crew of the Elspeth. At the end of the month, she was ordered down to the Dutch East Indies to search for any German ships at sea, narrowly missing the German light cruiser Emden. The German ship had not been reported since the war began and she sailed into the Bay of Bengal and began preying upon unsuspecting British shipping beginning on 14 September. Hampshire was ordered there to search for Emden[10] and remained there through October and November, together with the armed merchant cruiser Empress of Asia, looking for the raider until she was destroyed on 9 November by HMAS Sydney. Hampshire then escorted a ANZAC troop convoy through the Indian Ocean and Red Sea to Egypt. Hampshire was refitted in Gibraltar in December before returning home to serve with the Grand Fleet.[11] She was assigned the 7th Cruiser Squadron in January 1915 and was detached in November to escort shipping in the White Sea.[9] She returned home in time to participate in the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916[12] with the 2nd Cruiser Squadron. During the battle she was never actually engaged and only fired four salvos at the German II Scouting Group that fell well short of their targets in addition to shooting at illusory submarine periscopes throughout the day.

Immediately after the battle, she was ordered to carry Lord Kitchener from Scapa Flow on a diplomatic mission to Russia via the port of Arkhangelsk. Due to the gale-force conditions, it was decided that Hampshire would sail through the Pentland Firth, then turn north along the western coast of the Orkney Islands. This course would provide a lee from the strong winds, allowing escorting destroyers to keep pace with her. She departed Scapa Flow at 16:45 and about an hour later rendezvoused with her two escorts, the Acasta-class destroyers Unity and Victor. As the ships turned to the northwest the gale increased and shifted direction so that the ships were facing it head on. This caused the destroyers to fall behind Hampshire. As it was considered unlikely that enemy submarines would be active in such conditions, Captain Savill of the Hampshire ordered Unity and Victor to return to Scapa Flow.[14] Sailing alone in heavy seas, Hampshire was approximately 1.5 mi (2.4 km) off the mainland of Orkney between Brough of Birsay and Marwick Head at 19:40 when an explosion occurred and she heeled to starboard. She had struck one of several mines laid by the German minelaying submarine U-75 on 28/29 May 1916, just before the Battle of Jutland. The detonation had holed the cruiser between bows and bridge, and the lifeboats were smashed against the side of the ship by the heavy seas when they were lowered. About 15 minutes after the explosion, Hampshire sank by the bow.[14] Of the 655 crewmen and 7 passengers aboard, only 12 crewmen on two Carley floats managed to reach the shore alive; Kitchener and his staff were lost.[15]

£150

 

Civil Defence Long Service Medal 1961 British Version Unnamed in fitted Royal Mint box as issued  £50.

 

Women’s Royal Voluntary Service LS Medal 1961

 

Unnamed as issued, Inbox of issue with second bar "Long Service" £35.

 

Unnamed as issued, Inbox of issue £25.

 

Unnamed as issued, Inbox of issue spare ribbon. £25.

 

 

New Groups.

 

CMG Group of Seven to Vice Admiral Raymond Andrew Nugent, CMG. 14/15 Star. British War Medal. Victory Medal., French Legion of Honour with Rosette (Gold) Officer. Russian Order of St. Anne with Swords . Japanese Order of the Rising Sun 3rd Class, Bullion wire and silver boards & Bullion cap badge. Nugent was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1892. He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1909. In December 1912, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Highflyer. Upon leaving Highflyer, he began a year-long stint as captain of H.M.S. Swiftsure on 25 April 1913.

 

Great War. In August 1914, Nugent was placed command of the first class protected cruiser Argonaut, remaining with her until being appointed command of the pre-dreadnought Albemarle in June, 1915.

On the night of 6 June, 1915, as Albemarle was traversing the Pentland Firth in company with Zealandia and Hibernia southward from Scapa Flow, a ferocious gale coupled with an ebb tide produced heavy seas. During the night Albemarle was struck by two massive waves, one of which carried away the fore-bridge and the roof of the conning-tower. Nugent was washed on to the upper deck, while an officer and rating were lost overboard and drowned.

In the King's Birthday Honours of 3 June, 1918, Nugent was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (C.M.G.).

 

Post-WarHe was Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence at some time (needs researching), Naval Intelligence Division (Royal Navy) The Dreadnought Project, LG. 12 April 1920 Appointed Naval A de C to HM the King.

On 25 March, 1920, Nugent was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral and placed on the Retired List at his own request on 26 March. He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 24 November, 1925.

Service history and research, scan of photo's, Trio named to CAPT. R.A.NUGENT. R.N.  on original ribbons. CMG on original neck ribbon. L of H on original ribbon & rosette. Other two orders on short pieces of ribbon. No enamel damage all orders in EF condition.  Rare group to a Vice Admiral  £6500.  

 

MM. GV BWM (MID) to 120630 Dvr R Symington 25 BY Royal Field Artillery. MM Italy LG 22/02/1918  page 2431, MID Italy LG 30/05/1918 page 6330

MIC Robert, entitled Pair, Medal Roll. Copy LG's. Original faded ribbons medals well toned. From Seghill (EF) £475.

 

1914/15 Star/BWM/Victory Medal to 2615 Pte L P Hills, 1/8th Middlesex Reg, M/279352 Pte ASC. MIC to France 08/03/1915 Leonard Percy. Service history. Gassed hospital 266 days then transferred to ASC 01/01/1917 Store man motor parts. In original medal boxes and envelopes Original lencths of ribbon never been mounted. From Chiswick. £110.

 

 

BWM/Victory & Gallantry Card (MM) to 201961 Pte A Jones 1/4th South Lancs Reg, Entitled to Military Medal LG 07/10/1918. MIC Albert service history entitled pair and MM. Gallantry Card from 55th West Lancashire Division at Mesplaux Farm 9th April 1918. Signed Major General. £155.

 

BWM/Victory to 303108 Pte. C H Terry Lancashire Fusiliers MIC Charles H Entitled pair, Original Ribbon £45.

BWM/Victory to 43635 Pte C Pratt KOYLI MIC. Charley. Original ribbons. £45.

 

BWM/Victory to 37465 Pte D Viggers Royal Lancashire Reg & 30675 North Lanc Reg  MIC confirming pair. £45.

BWM/Victory to 266396 Spr J Arrowsmith Royal Engineers (Railways) WR/270429 RE. MIC & medal roll John Entitled Pair only. On original Ribbons £42.

 

BWM/Victory to 26610 Pte F W Hodgson 8th York Reg Frederick William MIC. Service records 21 Pages. £48.

 

BWM/Victory to 17738 Pte C J Morley East Surrey Reg, MIC Charles J Entitled pair. £45.

BWM/Victory to 49513 Pte W S MacDonald, KOYLI, 54903 Liverpool Reg, (T)3382 RE, 542316 RE, MIC. William S Medal roll. £45.

 BWM & Victory Medal to 41206 Pte T E Brown Northumberland Fusiliers, 541684 Labour Corps. MIC Thomas E Only Entitlement. £45.

                          


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