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424. G.S.M. 1 Bar Malaya. Eliz.
11. 2/9653 R.J. Gray. (Australian recipient)
471. Australia Service Medal 1939-45. A.A. Fanning. (NEF) £45
672. Meritorious Service Medal (M.S.M.) Geo. V. Commonwealth of Australia.
S.S.M. (W.O. Class 11) “J.E. Cooper” 3rd Military District. M.S.M. -
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 7-2-2928. Scarce. (NEF) £875
814. R.F.R. LSGC Geo.
V1. 1st type. A.B. W.H.J. Armstrong
R.A.F.R. (Royal Australian Fleet Rescue) (NEF) £235
1078. Group of Seven
B.W.M. and Victory. Pte. J.P. Styrin. 54 Bn. A.I.F.
Mercantile Marine War Medal. J.P. Styrin.
1939-45, Atlantic - Bar France and Germany, and Pacific Stars. War Medal 1939-45.
Sold with aluminium “Dog Tag”, W.W.1. and A.I.F. “Returned from
active service lapel badge No. 166210 Mounted as worn. (NEF) £405
1197. Group of Four
1939-45 and Pacific Stars. War Medal 1939-45. VX 124448. W.R. Ball.
Australia Service Medal 1939-45. VX 124448. W.R. Bell. Lacquered. (EF) £135
1224. Group of Four
1939-45 and Pacific Stars. War Medal. Australia Service Medal
1939-45. VX 109544 J.D. Moseley. Mounted as worn. (NEF) £125
Trio. Captain E. Murphy. 31 Bn.
A.I.F. (Lieut. on Star) (NEF) £750
Medals to New Zealand Units
631. British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) Eliz. 11. P.O. Edward M. Hancock. R.N.Z.N.
Recipient served in the Royal Navy and his trade was making sea
charts. At the time of the award he had been on loan to the Royal New
Zealand Navy carrying out the same type of work. Sold with relevant
newspaper cutting which includes a photograph of P/O Hancock. In
Royal Mint case of issue. (EF) £650 PHOTOS
853. New Zealand United Fire Services Assn. Long Service
- Silver - with four extra “2 years service” Bars. R.N. Hermon.
Levin V.F.B. 29-10-96. Complete with ornate top pin bar. (NEF) £235
1048. Group of Five. Family Group. 2 Brothers
1. Q.S.A. 2 Bars CC/OF. Pte. F.M. Keightley. Queensland I.B. (Imperial Bushmen)
1914-15 Trio. Pte. F.M. Keightley. N.Z.E.F. Mounted as worn
2. Q.S.A. 2 Bars OFS/TVL. Pte. W. Keightley. Queensland I.B. (NEF) £1685 PHOTOS
Korea Military Cross group. Royal Canadian Regiment
908. Group of Six.
Military Cross (M.C.) Eliz. 11. Dated 1953.
Queens Korea (Canadian issue) H.R. Gardner.
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for Korea. Un-named as issued.
Special Service Medal. Bar NATO - OTAN. Un-named as issued.
U.N. Korea. H.R. Gardner.
Canadian Forces Decoration. Eliz. 11 - with two extra
service bars. Major H.R. Gardner.
M.C. - Lieut. H.R. Gardner. The
Royal Canadian Regt. - “at 03.30 hrs on the night of 23/24
Sept 1952 a patrol composed of Lt. Gardner, two corporals and three
privates left a forward defended locality of the Royal Canadian Regt
with orders to go to a known enemy area and to sieze a prisoner.
The patrol moved parallel to enemy-held positions, and at 06.00 hrs.
reached a spot near the objective where a firm base of a corporal and
two private soldiers was established. Lt. Gardner with Cpl.
Fowler and one private soldier advanced to the objective, an enemy
bunker, which proved to be unoccupied. Lt. Gardner, who was
determined to take his prisoner, decided to make a further advance to
an enemy communication trench. This entailed a move across one
hundred and fifty yards of open ground dominated by enemy occupied
hills. Leaving the private soldier at the bunker to cover them,
Lt. Gardner and Cpl. Fowler, walking slowly in order not to attract
attention moved to the communication trench where they took
cover. They were now seventy-five yard from a group of enemy
around a field kitchen. No sooner were they in position than an enemy
soldier passed, but they took no action as he was out of reach.
Lt. Gardner then noticed in the trench a signal line which with Cpl.
Fowler’s assistance he broke. Within five minutes a Chinese
soldier came running down towards the kitchen making a quick check of
the wire. After greeting his comrades at the kitchen he returned
closely following the line until he reached the break at the hiding
place of Lt. Gardner and the Corporal. This officer struck the
Chinese soldier, and with the N.C.O’s assistance, pinned him to
the ground. There was a fierce struggle during which the Chinese
continued to cry out loudly. By the time he had been overpowered
and got to his feet, his comrades from the field kitchen were within
thirty yard and had opened fire. They were halted and sent to
ground by fire from Lt. Gardner’s weapon as Cpl. Fowler got the
prisoner moving towards our lines. By this time the fire of
automatic weapons from the surrounding hills had been added to that of
the pursuing Chinese, but, by skillful use of ground, Lt. Gardner was
able to guide Cpl. Fowler safely to the firm base party and thence to
our lines. As they neared our lines he thought the firm base
party were in difficulties and returned to help
them. Fortunately they were not in trouble. This officer’s daring
and skillful leadership, superb coolness in the face of the enemy and
utter disregard of his personal safety enabled a bold plan to be
carried out with complete success and without casualties. This
courageous officer’s determination to carry out his orders in spite of
difficulty and danger is an example to all members of his regiment.”
Lt. Gardner was twice wounded in Korea - first
during a Chinese assault on Hills 163 on the night of 25/26 March 1952
and again during the epic Battle of Kowang-San on 22-24 October
1952. He served in Korea from 10-4-1952 to 30-3-1953. Born
19-7-1927. Died 26-1-2013. Sold with original commissioning
certificate dated 1st October 1950. Medals mounted for display.
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Q.S.A. 4 Bars CC/OFS/Johan/D. Hill. Pte. E.A.
Mortmore. R. Canadian Dragoons. The Bars are
loose. (NEF) £725
313. B.W.M. L/Sgt. J.P. Deverenne. 26-Canadian Inf. Sold with copy papers. (NEF) £50
469. Canada Volunteer Service Medal 1939-45. No Bar. (NEF) £30
572. Military Cross. (M.C.) Geo. V. Sold with
recipient’s Death Plaque - Donald Stodart Gwyn. Recipient was K.I.A.,
aged 22 on 10-10-18, serving as a Lieut in the Royal Canadian Dragoons.
M.C. - L/G 26-3-1918 - East of Leveteviet. - “For conspicuous
gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid on the enemy’s trenches.
He led his men with great energy and determination, and by his fearless
leadership overcame the enemy’s resistance. He set a splendid example
to all ranks”. (NEF) £990
867. Canadian Forces Decoration. (C.D.) Eliz. 11. Sgt. R. Guyea. (NEF) £40
868. Canadian Forces Decoration (C.D.) Eliz. 11. Sgt. C. Bollis. (GVF) £40
Jubilee 1977 - Canadian
issue. (NEF) £115
1045. Group of Five
Q.S.A. 3 Bars Def. of Kimberley/Drief/TVL. Spr. A. Carr R.E.
K.S.A. Usual Two Bars. Spr. A. Carr R.E.
1914-15 Trio. Spr. A. Carr C.E. (Spr. Canadian Eng on Star) (GVF) £850
1069. Group of Three
B.W.M. and Victory. Pte. W. MacPhail. Canadian F---- Bn (The unit has been partially deleted)
Efficiency Medal. Geo. V. Top Bar “Canada”. Piper M. W. MacPhail. Cam. Highrs of Ottawa.
Recipient enlisted on 29.2.1916 and was posted to the 774 Bn. C.E.F.
as a Piper and embarked for England on 19th June 1916. There, he
served with various units before landing in France on 15.3.1917,
transferring to the 11th Bn. Canadian Rly Troops, serving with them in
France for the rest of the war. During November 1919 he was
hospitalised with influenza and returned to England. He embarked for
Canada on 15.2.1919 and was discharged at Ottawa on 17.3.1919.
Following discharge he joined the Ottawa Cameron Highlanders as a
Piper, reaching the rank of Pipe Sgt-Major. Sold with photo-copy
photographs of recipient in uniform. Mounted as worn. (NEF) £625
1117. Group of Three
B.W.M. and Victory. Capt. H.H. Bamford.
Territorial Decoration (T.D.) Geo. V. - with
top pin bar “Canada”. Major (Pmr) H.H. Bamford.
April 1917 Army list show recipient as Quarter Master, Hon. Capt.
128 Bn. Canadian Infy. T.D. in case of issue (NEF) £475
1118. Group of Three
B.W.M. A. W.O. Cl.1. E.J. Theobalds C.A.D.C.
Meritorious Service Medal (M.S.M.) Geo. V 1st type.
Cpl-A.S. Mjr. E.J. Theobalds Canadian A.D.C. (L/G
Colonial Auxy Forces Long Service. Geo. V. A/Sgt. E.J. Theobalds. C.C.F.C. (renamed)
The medals have been lacquered. (GVF) £315
1255. Group of Five
1939-45 and Atlantic (France and Germany) Stars.
Canadian Volunteer Service - with maple leaf clasp.
War Medal 1939-45 - silver - with M.I.D. emblem.
R.N.V.R. LSGC Geo. V1 1st type. P.O. M.J.T. Fortune R.C.N.V.R.
L/G 4-7-1944 “For courage, resolution and skill aboard H.M. Canadian
ship “Waskesiu” in successful operations against u-boats in the
Atlantic. Scarce Canadian W.W.1 Naval Group. Mounted as worn. (NEF)
1307. Group of Two
Queens Korea - Canadian
issue. T.D. Hartigan. U.N. Korea. T.D.
Hartigan. (NEF) £185 PHOTOS
1311. Group of Two
Queens Korea - Canadian issue. J.A.F. Arsenault.
U.N. Korea - Coree. J.A.F. Arsenault. (NEF) £250
1419. Group of Two
B.W.M. and Victory. Pte. A. McIlwham. 24-Canadian Infy. Recipient
was K.I.A., aged 26, on 16-9-1916 and is commemorated on the Vimy
Ridge Memorial. (NEF) £105
1435. Group of Three
1914-15 Trio. Lieut. W.H. Pollard (Sgt. W.H. Pollard 7/Canadian
Infy on Star) Recipient D.O.W., aged 39, with the 7th Bn., and is
buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France. (NEF) £460
1508. 1914-15 Trio.
Gnr. C.H. Welch. C.F.A. - Dvr. 2/Can. Div. A.C. on
Star. (Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column) (NEF)
1516. 1914-15 Trio. Lieut. A.E.
Woolsey. (Lieut. A.G. Woolsey 24/Canadian Infy on
Star) (NEF) £265
1546. B.W.M. & Victory. Pte. N.
McSween. 67-Canadian Infy. Sold with aluminium “Dog
Tag” (NEF) £90
1550. B.W.M. & Victory. A.C.Q.M.
Sgt. R.M. Brown. 16-Canadian Infy. (NEF) £50
1646. Orillia Tribute Medal.
Bronze. “Orillia’s Recognition of War Service 1914-1919.”
(Canada) Un-named. (EF) £16
to South African Units
800. R.N.V.R. LSGC Geo. V1. 1st type. Sup/P/O.
G.H. Horn. S.A.N.F. (V). (South African Naval
Force) (NEF) £150
900.Group of Four
Royal Red Cross. Second Class. (A.R.R. C.) Geo.
1914-15 Star. S/Nurse H. Baumann. S.A.M.N.S.
B.W.M. and Victory. N/Sister H. Baumann.
A.R.R. C. - L/G 1-1-1918. Sold with
a copy of a report on the work of the South African Military Nursing
Service in France. (NEF) £895
1060.Group of Four
Q.S.A. 3 Bars CC/SA’01/SA’02. Pte. R.G.
Wilsdon. Cape M.R. (Top 2 Bars loose)
1914-15 Star. Lt. R.G. Wilsdon. 2nd S.A.M.R.
B.W.M. & Victory. Lieut. R.G. Wilsldon.
appointed 2/Lt. In the Ox & Bucks. Lt. Infy. On 28-5-1915 after
service in the South African Forces. Also included is a gold
medal, 1” diameter, obverse engraved “Best shot in the regiment
1912”. Reverse “Cape mounted rifleman. No. 3696 Corporal
R.G. Wilsdon ‘A’
Squadron. AGG 175” & a silver medal - obverse anembossed
rugby match scene, & reverse engraved “K.R.F.T. R.G. Wilsdon
1910. Interesting lot. (NEF) £445 PHOTOS
1052.Group of Four
Q.S.A. 5 Bars CC/OFS/TVL/SA’01/SA’02. Pte. C.N.
Wakelin. 7th Hussars.
1914-15 Trio. Sgt. C.N. Wakelin. C. A.H. C.T.
(Cpl. Natal Lt. Hse. on Star)
Bi-Lingual Victory Medal. Mounted for display (NEF) £300
1089.Group of Three
B.W.M. and Victory (Bi-Lingual) Cpl. C.R. Meade. 2nd
Colonial Auxy. Forces L.S. Medal. Geo. V. S.S.M.C.R.
Meade. 19th M.R. (Traaskei M.R.)
We understand that recipient was taken P.O.W. at Delville
Wood. (NEF) £465
1200.Group of Five
1939-45 and Africa Stars.
Defence and War Medals. All named 91069. M.D. Smeaton.
Africa Service Medal 1939-45. M.D. Smeaton.
Sold with copy papers which show Millicent Doreen Smeaton
enlisting in the S.A.M.N.S. as a Staff Nurse and later being
promoted Nursing Sister. Medals verified.
Also included are three unofficial medals - one commemorating the
Royal visit to South Africa 1947, and two commemorating the
Independence of Malawi 6-7-1966 (Both different)(NEF) £285
1231.Group of Four
1939-45, and Africa (8th Army) Stars. War Medal.
Africa Service Medal. All named “28274 L. B. Gerber.”
with copy papers which show recipient as serving in the R.L.I.
And later transferring to the South African Pay Corps.
Mounted for display. (NEF) £80
1561. B.W.M. & Victory. (Bi-Lingual reverse) Pte.
W.J. Mathee 2nd Infantry. (GVF) £78 PHOTOS
1562. B.W.M. & Victory. (Bi-Lingual reverse) Pte.
E.M. Blount. 1st C.C. (GVF) £75
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