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Special Constabulary Long Service Medal (GV) - 3 Clasps!

Special Constabulary Long Service Medal (GV) - 3 Clasps!

Correctly impressed to George M Cusworth. A scarce 3 clasp issue with the Clasps 'The Great War 1914- 1918', 'Long Service 1929' and 'Long Service 1939'.

After the WW1 clasp, Long Service Clasps were issued for each 10 years of service. The clasps are neatly sewn to what appears to be a replacement ribbon.

In very good condition (NEF).

G124.1

Code: 62755

85.00 GBP


Army Temperance Medals Grouping to one recipient, Association of India (ATAI), Scarce

Army Temperance Medals Grouping to one recipient, Association of India (ATAI), Scarce

Attractively displayed, there are four items to this piece, which appears to have been worn by the same recipient. It comprises:
1) Original ATAI "3 year" yellow and maroon ribbon, circa 3.6cm wide
2) Ornate Fidelity bar (unmarked silver) indicating two years abstinence, with early pattern pin fitting (later versions had a brooch fitting) with original 3.5cm lenth of pin, bar is 4cm wide at widest part
3) Sewn to middle of ribbon an ATAI 3 year silver medal in the shape of a square with 25mm sides suspended by a corner, with original ornate swivelling suspension bar
4) attached to the bottom of the ribbon by just a domestic pin, the ATAI one year abstinence medal which is in unmarked silver, and about 34mm in diameter, with the date 1897.

Great to find these medals mounted as they were worn.

Code: 55344

45.00 GBP


Queens South Africa Medal ( QSA ) to Squadron Sergeant Major F Durman, 3rd Hussars

Queens South Africa Medal ( QSA ) to Squadron Sergeant Major F Durman, 3rd Hussars

With copy of medal roll confirming his entitlement to the three clasps, SA 02, Trans & OFS (worn in the correct order). Third type reverse and correctly impressed on the rim to:

"2437 S.Serjt: - Maj: F. Durman. 3rd Hussars"

Slightly lose at suspension but otherwise in GVF+ condition. Replacement ribbon.

The 3rd Hussars came late to the conflict, having sailed from India, and arrived at Durban in December 1901. After being stationed in the Newcastle district for a short time, they and the 20th Hussars were brigaded under Colonel Nixon, and were employed in the last great drives, chiefly in the extreme north-east of the Orange River Colony, when many of the enemy were taken. This column was responsible for many of these captures, and in Lord Kitchener's despatch of 8th April 1902 he mentioned that "Colonel Nixon reported the discovery of three Krupp field guns which were found hidden in the bed of a tributary of Liebensberg's Vlei". Dealing with an earlier drive, Lord Kitchener stated that Colonel Nixon had on the night of 26th February 1902 "successfully repulsed an attack by a large number of the enemy upon the line of the Cornelius River". One officer gained mention by Lord Kitchener during the war, and in the final despatch 3 officers and 3 non-commissioned officers were mentioned.

The 3rd Hussars were a bit of a family firm for the Durman's with a number of them having achieved the rank of Quartermaster and RSM.

Sadly his son, Fred Durman was killed in WW1 serving with the 24th Battalion CEF. Copies of his son's attestation papers included which confirm he was the son of the late Sergeant Major F.J. Durman of the 3rd Hussars. The family was from Glasgow, Scotland.

(Please ignore the same item listed as 55097- for some reason and a software glitch I am unable to delete or modify 55097, so have marked it as reserved permanently - The Quartermaster).

Code: 62736

165.00 GBP


WW1 Medal Group of Three to Arthur Dale, Mercantile Marine & The Suffolk Regiment

WW1 Medal Group of Three to Arthur Dale, Mercantile Marine & The Suffolk Regiment

Medals mounted for wear on original ribbons (much wear to BWM ribbon) as follows:

British War Medal (skimmed and renamed '21783 Pte. A. Dale, Suffolk Regt')
Mercantile Marine War Medal, 1914 – 18 (correctly impressed 'Arthur Dale')
Allied Victory Medal (correctly impressed '21783 Pte. A. Dale, Suff R.)

With obituary and much original paper work. Sadly the BWM has been renamed a long time back. However, this could have been by him however, changing his BWM as issued by Board to Trade to reflect his service with the Suffolks. Still an interesting group with a lot of history and paperwork.

Arthur Henry Waite Dale was born on 5th December 1894 in Boston, Lincolnshire and he lived to the ripe old age of 84. During the First World War he served in both the Mercantile Marine and then the Army, with the 1st Battalion, the Suffolk Regiment in the Salonika campaign where he contracted Malaria. He also saw service as a special constable in the Metropolitan Special Constabulary Reserve during the General Strike of 1926. He worked for Associated Newspapers in London for more than twenty years.

The paperwork includes the following original documents:

I) Board of Trade Continuous Certificate of Discharge No 792111 named to A Dale which confirmed his service on the “Lusitania” as a Trimmer and on the Lycia” as a Fireman and a Trimmer.
2) W.M.2 form for his entitlement to the Mercantile Marine Medal (certificate 792111) issued by the Board of Trade
3) Printed certificate of thanks from the Government addressed to A Dale, Esq, for his service as a Special Constable in the Metropolitan Police in the General Strike of 1926.
4) Newspaper clipping detailing his death and funeral at Camboune in Cornwall where he had lived since 1970 (taken from the 'West Briton' dated 24th May 1979.
5) Numerous tourist colour picture postcards of Salonika during WW1 sent to his family
6) Copy of WW1 MIC card for BWM and VM
7) Various original paperwork concerning discharge in 1919 and his treatment for Malaria (Over 30,000 British Troops contracted this illness in Salonika in WW1)
8) A handwritten anecdotal account of his war service recounted by a friend which does support some of the above but also not all of it! Especially about his serving with the 12th Suffolks (Bantams).

Coll.

Code: 61369

SOLD


A fascinating WW2 group to a Lady -  her medals, cloth badges and paperwork to R. Bachelor ATS

A fascinating WW2 group to a Lady - her medals, cloth badges and paperwork to R. Bachelor ATS

As mounted, presumably for display in a frame, now removed. A superb collection to this long serving female member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service ( ATS ) of her mementos of service throughout WW2. All mounted on an original khaki cloth panel it includes a formation sign combination of Northern Home Counties 1st Pattern of a green apple on a blue diamond with a ATS Signals Section White over Blue with the numeral 2 in black still attached to original uniform backing, a curled up ATS lanyard, a printed Anti-Aircraft battery formation sign, a 5 year war service strip with an extra strip added to make it 6 years, a Defence Medal and War Medal both unnamed as issued, a fibre ID disk dog tag named to ATS W12134 R.C. (Roman Catholic) VOL (volunteered) Bachelor, R., two pieces of original paperwork, one a permission to be absent from camp stamped GHQ Home Forces Signals, No 7 London District Group, and the other a permit for entering to Central Ordnance Depot with her signature and finally, a photo of Bachelor posing in her lorry cab. Worthy of further research, a totally original untouched group.

C2.5

Code: 61863

155.00 GBP


Queen's South Africa Medal ( QSA ) to Squadron Sergeant Major F. Durman, 3rd Hussars

Queen's South Africa Medal ( QSA ) to Squadron Sergeant Major F. Durman, 3rd Hussars

With copy of medal roll confirming his entitlement to the three clasps, SA 02, Trans & OFS (worn in the correct order). Third type reverse and correctly impressed on the rim to:

"2437 S.Serjt: - Maj: F. Durman. 3rd Hussars"

Slightly lose at suspension but otherwise in GVF+ condition. Replacement ribbon.

The 3rd Hussars came late to the conflict, having sailed from India, and arrived at Durban in December 1901. After being stationed in the Newcastle district for a short time, they and the 20th Hussars were brigaded under Colonel Nixon, and were employed in the last great drives, chiefly in the extreme north-east of the Orange River Colony, when many of the enemy were taken. This column was responsible for many of these captures, and in Lord Kitchener's despatch of 8th April 1902 he mentioned that "Colonel Nixon reported the discovery of three Krupp field guns which were found hidden in the bed of a tributary of Liebensberg's Vlei". Dealing with an earlier drive, Lord Kitchener stated that Colonel Nixon had on the night of 26th February 1902 "successfully repulsed an attack by a large number of the enemy upon the line of the Cornelius River". One officer gained mention by Lord Kitchener during the war, and in the final despatch 3 officers and 3 non-commissioned officers were mentioned.

The 3rd Hussars were a bit of a family firm for the Durman's with a number of them having achieved the rank of Quartermaster and RSM

Code: 55097

Reserved


WW1 1914-15 Star and British War Medal ( BWM ) Pair to Durham Light infantry - Sergeant Henry S. Forster

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.

Comm FB

Code: 59528

50.00 GBP


1914-15 Trio plus box and 1915 Gift Card  to Lieut M.A.R. Kannemeyer, South African 20th Mounted Rifles (Bilingual Victory Medal)

1914-15 Trio plus box and 1915 Gift Card to Lieut M.A.R. Kannemeyer, South African 20th Mounted Rifles (Bilingual Victory Medal)

WW1 Trio to an Officer in the South African auxiliary forces, 1915 -15 star impressed Lt. M.A.R. Kannemayer, 20th M.R., and the pair correctly impressed Lt. M.A.R. Kannemayer. In EF condition the BWM toned. Scarce South African issue bi-lingual Victory Medal. Ribbons original and full length. 1914- 15 Box top and bottom fractured at corners, with paper label to recipient 10/31 Lt. M.A.R. Kannemeyer, 20th M.R. Original 1915 gift card from the 1914 Queen Mary Gift Box, annotated to reverse with his initials. This latter item is in poor and perished condition but came with the medals.

Whilst the British version of the Victory medal was awarded to all other Dominion and Empire troops, the South African government issued their own bilingual version in both English and Afrikaans to South African military who had served in a theatre of operations between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. The medal is quite rare, just 75,000 examples being awarded, only Thailand, Brazil and Cuba presented fewer.

During WW1 the 20th Mounted Rifles were a unit of the Mounted Corps of the Active Citizen Force and only saw action in the successful campaign in German South West Africa of 1914/15. 20th M.R. Graaff-Reinet Ruiters G.S.W.A. Mil.Dist.No.15 1st Portion of Regt at Upington Reserve about 10.3.15 to Upington.

A200

Code: 58800

225.00 GBP


WW2 RAF Bomber Command Aircrew Europe Star / Air Efficiency Award Miniature Group

WW2 RAF Bomber Command Aircrew Europe Star / Air Efficiency Award Miniature Group

Mounted as worn, with clasp France & Germany to Air Crew Europe Star ribbon, all in good condition and they have some age to them. The Air Efficiency Award Medal is a heavy quality unmarked silver miniature medal. Correct ribbons. Nice miniature group unnamed and unattributed. Please note these are not full sized medals.

A199

Code: 57531

SOLD


WW1 British War Medal to Mercantile Marine - Thomas Watson

WW1 British War Medal to Mercantile Marine - Thomas Watson

BWM correctly impressed to " Thomas Watson " , naming format as found to members of the Merchant Navy for six months plus service at sea during WW1 . 12 possible candidates listed in BT351. Good chance therefore of matching this medal up with one of the 12 Mercantile Marine medals similarly named.

Medal has a short length of original ribbon stapled to it, and is in near GVF condition, there is a small nick to base of neck of King George V's head.

Code: 57113

25.00 GBP