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Medal Bestowal Documents to the Shropshire Hammond Family
A fascinating collection of medal certificates and other paperwork ( 10 original pieces in all plus one photocopy obituary) to the Hammond family of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, comprising:
CBE Bestowal Certificate ( Civil Division ) with the usual replicated signatures of George VI and Queen Mary to Bertram Charles Hammond Esq, dated 9th June 1949 (removed from frame, slight grease mark )
Oxford University OTC certificate issued to 2nd Lieut. B.C. Hammond, 9th ( Service ) Bn, KSLI, dated 11th May 1915
WW2 Home Guard service certificate awarded to Bertram Charles Hammond for his service in the Home Guard from 1 Feb 1941 to 31 Dec 1944 (pin holes to top left).
A typed memo ( a bit tatty) confirming B.C. Hammond as a Captain and Staff Officer "A" in the Worcestershire Zone Home Guard Headquarters Staff with effect from 1st February 1941.
Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Medal Bestowal certificate dated 2nd June 1953 and issued to Bertram Charles Hammond Esq, C.B.E. (small rust mark)
A photocopy of Bertram Charles Hammond's detailed obituary from the Institution of Civil Engineers Journal, Volume 6, Issue 1 January 1957.
The Royal Life Saving Intermediate Certificate to Frederick C. Hammond dated June 1937 (one small tear)
The Royal Live Saving Society Second Class Instructors Certificate to Frederick C Hammond dated June 1938 (bottom left corner missing)
A typed letter from the Worcestershire Regiment's Association addressed to Mr F C Hammond dated 16th September 1975 thanking him for the contribution of photographs of the 1 / 8 Worc Regt. concerning the identity of a Captain R.H. Stallard who embarked with for France with the 2/ 8th Bn Worcesters in 1916 and also some discussion about his father's medals ( B.C. Hammond).
Certificate for Serving Sister in the Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem awarded to Mary Hammond dated May 1948 (one small tear)
Certificate for Officer in the Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem awarded to Mrs Mary Hammond S.R.N. dated May 1965 (one small tear)
Bertram Charles Hammond, C.B.E. (1889 - 1956) was a highways engineer by trade who worked for Shropshire County Council. During WW1 he served as a Territorial in the 4th Battalion K.S.L.I. and the 8th Battalion the Worcestershire Regiment. Commissioned into the KSLI he then transferred to the Royal Engineers, being invalided out in 1916. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1949. His obituary (copy provided) provides more details of this civilian career. He was survived by a wife and a son (whose certificates are listed above).
The documents are already rolled up so will be shipped in a strong tube. Would prefer to ship to a UK address. Please contact me first before paying if you would like me to send these overseas so I can get a proper shipping quote.
Code: 57916Price: 125.00 GBP
Cold War Collection of Papers from Cadbury Bournville to those going on National Service
Another example of the philanthropic company Cadbury of Bournville, Birmingham, which comprises a letter dated 1946 to Private Coldicott when on national service, a small Cadbury printed pocket sized red covered booklet (6 pages) giving information to young men going on national service and a programme of events in a leaflet for returning servicemen to this wonderful chocolate making factory. Some crease lines and rusty staples, otherwise in good condition and scarce.
Code: 57421Price: 20.00 GBP
Cold War - Fascinating 2nd Phase Northumberland Home Guard Paperwork
A fascinating but small collection of seven items of paperwork (some with tears), the former property of Major N.E. Forth, who served with the Royal Army Medical Corps ( RAMC ) in WW2 and who lived in Tynemouth Northumberland. He received a commission as a 2nd Lt serving in the second phase Home Guard of 1952 - 1956. It includes a cartoon style invitation to the 7 / 8th North'd ( Hotspur ) Home Guard Battalion Annual Dinner, held in January 1953, and the menu for the second annual dinner in February 1954. A great original newspaper photograph shows the HG on the range at Ponteland. They are a scary looking lot with echoes of the St Valentine Day's massacre!
Code: 57388Price: 25.00 GBP
WW1 Day Pass to Amiens issued to a Sergeant in the Royal Munster Fusiliers - Entitled to SWB
A rare survivor - a personal day pass / duty permit issued to 5965 Sergeant E. Keogh of the Royal Munster Fusiliers by the Camp Commandant of the Fifth Army Headquarters. Hard to read all of it now, especially the free text between the printed. Goes along the lines of "The Bearer of this Permit: [details of soldier above] is authorised to proceed to Amiens on duty for to-day only, and must leave Amiens on his return journey before [underlined twice!] .." Unable to read the rest. It is repeated in French below.
The whole has been stuck to a reinforcing backing paper. This is not a modern addition and I think this pass was heavily used, hence the contemporary reinforcement. In "as found" condition. Measures circa 6.5 by 8 inches.
The WW1 SWB roll confirms the award of Silver War Badge B16934 to 5965 Pte Edward Keogh, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Enlisted 14/12/1915 and discharged aged 22 as no longer physically fit (Para 392 (xvi)) on 1/10/1918. Presumably he was either acting up as Sergeant when issued his permit, or was busted down to Private for breaching the terms of his permit!
I will provide a copy of the certificate and details which can be downloaded from the SWB CDROM with the permit. Great addition to his medals.
Code: 57387Price: 18.00 GBP
Centenary Paper Stamp For the Jubilee Year of the Orthopaedic Hospital and Sanderson School for Children, Gosforth, Newcastle
Presumably a fund raising stamp ( not postal) for the establishment. Circa 4.2cm tall and 3.3cm wide. A crease from top to bottom otherwise in good condition for age.
WJ Sanderson Home for Destitute and Crippled Children (1888 - 1929)
WJ Sanderson Home for Crippled Children (1929 - c.1935)
WJ Sanderson Orthopaedic Hospital and School for Children (c.1935 - c.1949)
Code: 57341Price: 8.00 GBP
WW2 Airborne Pegasus Special Forces paper fundraising flag on original pin
A scarce original World War Two period single sided paper fundraising flag day badge with original pin. Some rust from pin now staining the rear and working its way to the paper front image. Could this have been fund raising for families of airborne post Arnhem? Seen a lot of scarce airborne items in my time, but not one of these before. Circa 3.5cm tall and 3cm wide.
51st King 's Own Light Infantry Regimental Paper Crest
Small Victorian embossed paper crest for this famous northern regiment glued to paper card. Cut from an album. Pre 1881.
Code: 56961Price: 3.00 GBP
WW2 Royal Air Force Comforts Committee Original Aircrew Knitting Pattern for Gloves, Mittens, Balaclava Helmet and Flying Gloves
I just love this, and here is the key to getting somebody who knits to make you some of your own! Full instructions for those in the know about how to make these wonderful WW2 RAF comforts, published by the RAD Comforts Committee Voluntary Workers organisation. 4 pages, A5 size. However you will have to get hold of Sirdar Majestic Knitting wool and RAF knitting wool (which was specially issued to knitting parties). Folded but no tears, ink annotations or other damage. Great images of the items being modelled. Anyway, here is hoping Santa makes me one of these for next Xmas!
You can buy the lapel badge for this organisation in the lot listed above!
Code: 56501Price: 40.00 GBP
WW1 ORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE MEDAL SLIP Letter - 29377 SGT H WATSON 2 Divisional Artillery Column AIF
29377 Sgt H. Watson 2-DAC AIF Enlisted in Feb 1916, with pre war militia service. Went to France in 1916, and had field service until the end of war. Noted in his papers that he allowed 2 committed prisoners to escape in late 1918! Also noted he served heavy guns, including Howitzers. Great actions, including Somme offensive and Hindenburg line. Discharged in UK, July1919.
He was entitled to the BWM and VM. The above details were taken from the research that accompanies his medals which I do not own and which also confirmed his unit. His medals last appeared for sale in Australia. Given he was discharged in the UK, and this letter from Australia House in London confirms that, then it is fair to assume that this item came from an estate sale and regrettably the items were separated then.
Code: 56370Price: 22.00 GBP
Jackdaw Primary Source Document Series No 111 - The Somme 1916
Forget the internet, jazz up your village hall display or school project with the amazing primary source material in this dossier which was aimed at secondary school children in the 1970s. One careful owner (me in fact!) and all contents present and in good order, some wear and staining to the folder, and it needs to be retaped on its bottom half but content clean, apart from my own name appearing on the folder. Some of the documents fold out to quite a large size. Lots of facsimiles of official correspondence and some photos. You can keep the internet - this is how to bring history alive!
See also item 56368 for another jackdaw folder in this series.
Code: 56369Price: 15.00 GBP
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