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WW1 Mercantile Marine Casualty Pair - 3rd Engineer Hugh Williams S.S.Kilmaho, sunk by submarine, all hands lost, of Welsh Interest
Two medals correctly impressed to Hugh Williams (S.S. Kilmaho):
a) British War Medal, 1914 - 1918
b) Mercantile Marine War Medal 1914 -1918.
WILLIAMS, Hugh, 3rd Engineer, S.S. Kilmaho (Cardiff):
Died, as a result of an attack without warning by an enemy submarine 10 miles WNW from the Lizard on 17th May 1917. Aged 58, he was the son of the late John and Agnes Williams. He was born at Bangor. The Kilmaho, a British registered vessel of 2,155 gross tons, was sunk on its voyage bound for Dunkirk from Cardiff. She was carrying a cargo of railway material, but was armed for defensive purposes. 21 were lost including the Master. NEF.
There is only one WW1 Mercantile Marine casualty with the name Hugh Williams.
WW1 Mercantile Marine Casualty Pair - Able Seaman Andrew Ritchie, S.S. Hogarth - sunk by submarine, all hands lost - of Scottish Interest
Two medals correctly impressed to Andrew Ritchie (S.S. Hogarth):
a) British War Medal, 1914 - 1918
b) Mercantile Marine War Medal 1914 - 1918.
In NEF condition (BWM very dark toned).
RITCHIE, Andrew, Able Seaman, S.S. Hogarth: Died on 8th June 1918 as a result of an attack without warning by a German submarine 10 miles S.S.E. off the Longstone Northumberland Lighthouse (of Grace Darling fame) on 7th June 1918. 26 were lost including the Master.
Andrew Ritchie was 45 when he died having been born in Aberdeen, the home port of the “Hogarth”. He was married, to Elspet Anderson Ritchie (nee Watson) and they lived at 44 Grampian Road, Torry, Aberdeen. He was the son of John and Wilhamina Ritchie (nee Naughton). He is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial London.
The Hogarth (Lloyds’Official Number 099647) , a British registered vessel of 1,231 gross tons, was owned by the Aberdeen Steam Navigation Company. She had been built in 1893 by Hall, Russell & Co. A steel 2 decked steamer, equipped with triple expansion engines and electric lights, her top speed was 10 knots. She was sunk on 7th June 1918 on her passage from London to Aberdeen. She was carrying a general cargo, but armed for defensive purposes.
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Special Constable Group including Medal - Sergeant David Kerr
These three items came together. The photo is mounted on a card backing but the badges he wears are not very clear. The Special Constable faithful service medal (George VI) is named in upright capitals to Sergeant David Kerr, and the Newcastle Special Constable mufti lapel is in enamel and brass and back stamped 329 and maker marked Fattorini & Sons, Bradford. Enamel in good condition bar some minor surface scratching. Worthy of further research.
Code: 59872Price: 45.00 GBP
WW1 Victory Medal - to Indian Army Sepoy 1st battalion 102nd Prince of Wales's Own Grenadiers
Naming is correctly impressed but is very feint/rubbed and some stains to obverse. It looks like 4 Sepoy Gula A Ram. Anry number hard to read, but unit much clearer. Ring slightly mishapened also. An original length of silk ribbon. Fine +.
World War I began with the regiment being stationed at Muscat, Oman and served in the Mesopotamia Campaign with the 14th Indian Division taking part in the Second Battle of Kut and the Fall of Baghdad (1917). A second battalion was raised in 1917. that served in the Sinai and Palestine Campaign.
After World War I the Indian government reformed the army moving from single battalion regiments to multi battalion regiments. In 1922, the 102nd Prince of Wales's Own Grenadiers became the 2nd Battalion, 4th Bombay Grenadiers. After independence they were one of the regiments allocated to the Indian Army.
Code: 59871Price: 12.00 GBP
WW1 Mercantile Marine Pair with WW2 Russian Convoy Commemorative Medal Framed - Eric Pollard
Loosely framed in a small frame with Mercantile Marine anodised aluminium pin badge plus a group of three medals attributed to Eric Pollard, as follows:
a) Mercantile Marine War Medal, 1914 - 18, correctly impressed naming to Eric Pollard
b) British War Medal, 1914 – 18, correctly impressed naming to Eric Pollard
c) 1941 – 1944 Russian Convoy 40th Anniversary Medal (unnamed as issued by the Russian Authorities). NEF.
The latter suggests an entitlement to WW2 campaign medals and stars, which of course he may have failed to apply for.
WW1 Mercantile Marine records confirm an Eric Pollard as born in Blackpool 1902 so he would only have been a young lad during WW1.
Glass to be removed from frame prior to posting.
The London Rifle Brigade ( LRB) Shooting Prize Meeting 1930 Bronze Medallion
An attractive prize medal in bronze, the obverse shows a volunteer of 1859 era and the motto "Defence not Defiance" and the reverse The London Rifle Brigade in a scroll with the date of embodiment 1859. The edge has been neatly engraved in upright capitals "L.R.B. Prize Meeting 1930". No doubt won as a shooting prize. Circa 33mm in diameter, with a milled border. In very good condition.
Code: 59836Price: 40.00 GBP
WW1 Original Medal Ribbons adapted as bows for Wear by a Woman receipient
Original silk ribbons (not later copies) for the WW1 trio of medals which have been neatly converted to bows presumably by a lady recipient. Some sun fade to front.
Some stitching a bit loose otherwise in good condition and contemporary.
Code: 59710Price: 15.00 GBP
WW1 TEM Group of Four to a 4th ( Territorial ) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers Pte Forster
A WW1 territorial group of four medals correctly impressed, as follows:
1914-15 Star - 665 Pte. J.W. Forster. North'd Fus.
BWM - 665 Pte. J.W. Forster. North'd Fus.
VM - 665 Pte. J.W. Forster. North'd Fus.
Territorial Force Efficiency Medal (GV) - 655 Pte J.W. Forster. 4 / North'd Fus.
Copy of WW1 MIC confirms his entry in to France on 20th April 1915 and his demob on 11th January 1919. At some point he served with the Labour Corps as 579725. Medals in GV, but TEM requires a replacement ribbon.
Code: 59530Price: 165.00 GBP
WW1 British War Medal ( BWM ) to Border Regiment, William Wilson, entitled to Silver War Badge ( SWB)
The medal is in GVF+ condition, dark toned but missing its ribbon. It is correctly impressed:
"13528 Pte. W. Wilson. Bord. R".
MIC confirms his entitlement to the 1914-15 Trio and a SWB and his service in France. He was honourably discharged on 2nd October 1916. He enlisted with the 1st Battalion in September 1914.
Code: 59529Price: 30.00 GBP
WW1 1914-15 Star and British War Medal ( BWM ) Pair to Durham Light infantry - Sergeant Henry S. Forster
Missing Victory Medal and ribbons, a pair of medals in GVF+ condition and correctly impressed as follows:
1914-15 Star " 2557 Pte. H.S. Forster, Durh. L.I."
BWM "2557 Sjt. H.S. Forster, Durh. L.I."
Copy of MIC confirms entitlement and service later in the Labour Corps, which suggests he may have been wounded.
Code: 59528Price: 60.00 GBP
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