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Honourable Order of the Bath - Knight Commander.
(K.C.B.) - Civil. Neck Badge in 18 ct gold. Hallmarked 1886 and
Breast Star in gold, silver and enamels. In Garrard fitted case of
issue. (EF) £2425
502. Most Honourable Order of the Bath - Companion (C.B.) - Civil - Breast Badge. Gilt. (NEF) £395
503. Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George - Companion - (C.M.G.) Neck Badge in silver, gilt
and enamel. Very slight enamel damage at the point of one of the arms on the obverse. (NEF) £495
505. O.B.E. 2nd type - Military. (NEF) £110
506. O.B.E. 2nd type - Civil. (NEF) £110
507. M.B.E. 2nd type - Civil - In original case, box, and register3d envelope addressed to recipient. Sold with original
award parchment for the M.B.E. named to Frank Beer Esq.. L/G 8-6-1950 - “Frank Beer Esq. Assistant Engineer Inspector, Admiralty”.
Also included are the following - letter from 10 Downing St., informing recipient that he is being nominated for
the award of the M.B.E., letter from Central Chancery forwarding warrant, letter of congratulations from Admiralty,
letter of appreciation from Admiralty on retirement, and Buckingham Palace letter forwarding decoration etc..
Also included are portrait photographs of recipient and his wife taken in 1920 and a photograph of them both taken
in later years. (NEF) £260
508. Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) Victoria. Silver Gilt. Top Pin Bar missing. Very slight enamel damage
to right hand corner of bottom arm, and edge of right arm on reverse, otherwise (NEF) £1285
510. Indian Order of Merit 1939-44. Reward of Gallantry 2nd Class. Slight damage to centre enamel. (GVF) £750
511. Conspicuous Gallantry Medal. (C.G.M.) F.J.H. Wherry. Act. Sto. P.O. HMS Tiger. 31 May-1 June 1916.
L/G 15-9-1916. “Acting Stoker Petty Officer Wherry, at great risk, flooded the 6-inch magazine of the ship in which he was serving, and then, until gassed, assisted to extinguish a fire in close proximity to the magazine. Subsequently, while still suffering from the effect of the fumes, he left the dressing station to unlock the secondary position for 13.5-inch flooding valves, showing great devotion to duty”.
Battle of Jutland award. Polished. (NVF) £10500 Photos
512. Medal of the Order of the British Empire - Civil - un-named as issued. (GVF) £375
513. Military Cross (M.C.) Geo. V. Un-named as issued. In official case of issue. (NEF) £750
514. Military Cross (M.C.) Geo. V. Reverse engraved “Robert M. Connell. March 1918” L/G 1-1-1919 -
“Lt. (A/Capt) R.M. Connell R.G.A. T.F. Attd. 140th Hy. By.” (EF) £820 Photos
516. Military Cross (M.C.) Geo. V. Un-named as issued. (EF) £725
518. Distinguished Conduct Medal. (D.C.M.) Geo. V. L/Cpl. R. Campbell. 1/Highland Lt. Infy.
L/G 29-8-1917 - “For conspicuous gallantry in action. Although wounded at an early stage of the attack, he
continued to advance with his men and bomb the enemy’s trench. He has done consistent good work throughout
Recipient was also mentioned in dispatches per L/G 15-8-1917. He was later posted to India and died there
on 15-7-1918 and is commemorated on the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial. (GVF) £1350
519. Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) Geo. V. Pte. W.J.J. Leach. R.A.M.C.
L/G 17-12-1914 - “For exceptionally good work at the dressing stations at Buey Le Long and St. Marguerite,
during the bombardment of the 14th to 18th September 1914.
Pte. Leach was also twice mentioned in despatches - L/G 20-10-1914, and 8-12-1914. Contact marks. (NVF) £1095
520. Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) Geo. V. L/Bmbr. T.H. Tams. R.F.A.
L/G - 1-1-1919 - B/231st (N. Mid) Bde., R.F.A. T.F. - “Period 1st May to 17th September 1918. - For
conspicuous gallantry in repairing telephone lines on several occasions during heavy shell fire. On 23rd August
he maintained communication with forward section when the area through which lines ran was being continuously
shelled by 12” and 5.9’s cutting the line several times. He also showed gallantry as F.O.O’s linesman on
several occasions”. Obverse somewhat polished. (VF) £785
521. Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) Geo. V1. 1st type. Cpl..J.D. Raw. R.N.C. (Royal Natal Carbineers)
L/G 21-10-1941. 1-Royal Natal Carbineers. (Immediate). “For conspicuous gallantry in action at Combolcia Pass
on 22 April 1941. After a M.G. Post had been silenced, two other M.Gs opened fire, Cpl. Raw attempted to
dislodge the gun crews with bombs, and when this failed, he stalked the position and shot the crews. This action
saved his Company many casualties”.
Scarce award, only 57 Distinguished Conduct Medals awarded to South African Personnel during W.W.2. (NEF) £3850 Photos
522. Indian Distinguished Service Medal (I.D.S.M.) Geo. V. 1st type. Gnr. Phuman Singh. 30 Mtn. By.
For Mesopotamia (per 1160/1915. Recipient was also M.I.D. (per 441/1916) (NVF) £850
523. Indian Distinguished Service Medal (I.D.S.M.) Geo. V. 1st type. Sapper Khan Bahadur. 30th Bde. Signal Sec.
For Mesopotamia (per 1160/1915) Recipient was also M.I.D. (per 441/1916) Sold with recipients I.G.S.
1 Bar NWF 1935 (Naik Khan Bahadur. I.S.C.) (NEF) £1050 Photos
524. Indian Distinguished Service Medal (I.D.S.M.) Sepoy Lala. 24th Punjabis. (Mesopotamia) Recipient died on
14-7-1915 and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq. (GVF) £985
525. Indian Distinguished Service Medal (I.D.S.M.) Naik Gindu. 24th Punjabis (Mesopotamia). Recipient was taken
P.O.W. by the Turks. Also M.I.D. per 441/1916. (GVF) £965
526. Indian Distinguished Service Medal (I.D.S.M.) Geo. V. 1st type. Hav. Maj. Fazal Dad. Ind. Divl. Amm Col.
R.F.A. (NEF) £950
527. Distinguished Service Medal (D.S.M.) Geo. V. G. Langley. Sto. 1. Cl. Submarine Service 1918.
L/G 21-6-1918. Sold with copy papers. Polished - (NVF) £1235
528. Distinguished Service Medal (D.S.M.) Geo. V1. Smn. J.W. Smith (R.N. Recipient was serving on H.M.T. “Solon” operating out of Lowestoft, and although the award was listed under Birthday Honours (L/G 8-6-1944),
the D.S.M. was for “outstanding minesweeping services in connection with the clearance of enemy moored
minefields”. (EF) £895
529. Distinguished Service Medal. (D.S.M.) Geo. V1. J. Sculher. A.B. H.M.T. Loch Askaig. (Anti-submarine trawler)
L/G 12-4-1940 - “For unfailing courage, endurance, resource and devotion to duty in H.M. Trawlers in their
hard and perilous tasks of sweeping the seas clear of mines, combating submarines, and keeping a look-out for the
enemy”. There were attacks on “Loch Oskaig” by enemy aircraft on 12-12-1941 and 17-5-1942 and copies of the
official reports covering the actions are included. (NEF) £995
530. Distinguished Service Medal (D.S.M.) Geo. V1. Sig. R.A. Pell (Royal Naval Patrol Service)
L/G 11-12-1945 - For distinguished service whilst serving aboard HMS 19. Sold with original letter of
congratulation from Buckingham Palace and original registered, addressed forwarding envelope & case of issue.
We understand that HMS 19 (MTB 19) later became MAC. 6 (Minesweeping Attendance Craft) (EF) £1275
531. Military Medal (.M. M) Geo. V. with Second Award Bar. Gnr. C.A. Snodgrass. D./280 London Bde R.F.A. T.F.
M.M. - L/G 1-10-1917 Bar to M.M. - L/G 13-3-1919 (NEF) £665
532. Military Medal (M.M.) Geo. V. with Second Award Bar. L/Cpl. G.A. Taylor. 4/Worc. R. M.M. - L/G
14-1-1918. Bar 14-6-1919. (NEF) £750
533. Military Medal (M.M.) Geo. V. with Second Award Bar. Sgt. P.C. Jennings. B.162/Bde. R.F.A.
M.M. - L/G 28-1-1918. Bar to M.M. 13-9-1918 (NEF) £665
534. Military Medal (M.M.) Geo. V. Pte. W. Conn. 1/5 R. Scots Fus. (L/G 25-4-1918) Sold with MN.I.C. which
shows entitlement to 1914-15 Trio. (Disembarked Balkans 6-6-1915) (NEF) £375
535. Military Medal (M.M.) Geo. V. Pte-L/Cpl. G. Francis. 1/Middlesex R. (L/G 20-10-1919) Sold with recipient’s
B.W.M. (NEF) £395
536. Military Medal (M.M.) Geo. V. Sgt. T.W. Vickery. 232/S. Staff. Bde. R.F.A. T.F. Recipient D.O.W., aged
23, on 24-4-1917, and is buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun. (EF) £545
537. Military Medal (M.M.) Geo. V. L/Cpl. A. Gilbert 2/Middlesex R. (EF) £375
538. Military Medal (M.M.) Geo. V. Pte-L/Cpl. H. Mears. 1/Middlesex R. (EF) £375
540. Military Medal (M.M.) Geo. V. Pte. H. Smith. 19/Australian Infy. (NEF) £1575
541. Military Medal (M.M.) Geo. V. Pte. B.M.J. Barnett. ¼ London R. Recipient was K.I.A., on 28-3-1918.
Resided in Marylebone. M.M. - L/G 13-3-1918 (NEF) £595
542. Military Medal (M.M.) Geo. V. Pte. A. Knight. 1/7 London R. Recipient was K.I.A., aged 19, on 25--7-1918,
and is buried in Contay British Cemetery, Contay. He resided in Stratford, London. M.M. - L/G 13-3-1918 (NEF) £595
543. Military Medal (M.M.) Geo. V. Pte. A.M. Marr. 1/R. Scots Fus. Memorial Plaque Alexander Marr.
Recipient was K.I.A., aged 21, on 2-9-1918 and is commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial. He resided
in Tillyfourie, Aberdeenshire. (NEF) £745
544. Military Medal. (M.M.) Geo. V Sgt. E. Swain 10/11 Highland Lt. Infy. Recipient K.I.A. on 23-4-1917. (NEF) £650
545. Military Medal. (M.M.) L/Cpl. T. McGrath. 9/York & Lanc. R. Recipient was born in Galway, Ireland, &
enlisted in Liverpool. He was K.I.A. in F. & F. on 30-9-1917. (NEF) £850
546. Military Medal. (M.M.) Geo. V. 55494 L. Cpl. Mishu Miru. 3-Iraq Levies.
L/G 22-4-1927. “For Bravery in the Field in connection with operations in the Penjwin area, Iraq, during the period 10th June 1926 and 11th July 1926”.
This is one of only two Military Medals ever awarded to the Iraq Levies. Dark toned. (NVF) £3500 Photos
547. Military Medal. (M.M.) Geo. V. A/Cpl. H.V. Thompson. No. 1 Co. R. Monmouth R.E. - S.R. L/G 11-10-1916.
Sold with M.I.C. which shows recipient being commissioned into the R.E. & later into the 2nd Q.V.O. Sappers
& Miners, Indian Army. Very scarce to this unit. (NEF) £1150
548. Distinguished Flying Medal (D.F.M.) Geo. V1 Sgt. E.A.F. Gibb. R.A.F. (35 Sqn. Based at R.A.F. Linton-on-Ouse)
L/G 23-9-1941. “Sgt. Gibb is an observer of outstanding ability possessed of a high order of courage. He has
been the navigator in F/Off. Owen’s crew over a long period of operations and has contributed in a marked way
to the successes achieved. He is strongly recommended for the recognition of the Distinguished Flying Medal”.
At the time of the recommendation Sgt. Gibb had completed 33 sorties between July 1940 and July 1941, mostly
over German targets, and on a daylight formation attack on Kiel on 30-6-1941 was slightly wounded but did not
report it to his Captain, and continued his duties until base was safely reached. He was given a commission
and lost his life as a Flying Officer, on 22-12-1941, and is buried in Edinburgh (Warriston) War Cemetery.
In 1998 the family presented a photo album, compiled by Fg. Off. Gibbs, to the R.A.F. museum, Hendon.
Sold with two photographs of recipient in uniform. (NEF) £2950 Photos
549. Sea Gallantry Medal - Large type silver. William Kennedy. Wreck of the “Little Ross” on the 10th February 1881.
The “Little Ross” was a wooden schooner, 99 tons, 5 crew. Departed Shields for Inverness, carrying coal and
cement. The vessel was stranded and wrecked 0.75 miles N. of Bullars of Buchan. Crew except one, lost.
Medal in fitted contemporary case. (NEF) £795
551. Royal National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck. (Later the R.N.L.I. Early Silver Medal (Geo.1V) Issued without suspender & un-named. (NVF) £325
552. Lloyds Medal For Saving Life at Sea. Small silver type. Un-named (not erased) (EF) £265
553. British Empire Medal. (B.E.M.) Eliz. 11. Military. Ch. M. (E) William R. Callicot (R.N.) L/G 8-6-1963. (EF) £360
554. British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) Geo V1 1st type. S-Sgt. E.A. Underdown R.A.S.C., I.A.C.C. (L/G 9-1-1946)(NEF) £315
555. British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) Geo. V1 - Military. Shpwt. I. Cl. Sidney A. Harper (R.N.) - L/G 1-1-1945
In box of issue. (EF) £325
556. British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) Geo. V1 - Civil. Miss Eva B. De Monte.
L/G 13-6-1946 - “Personal Stenographer to the Honble the Finance Member, Government of India.
Recipient died on 6-5-1949 at Simla, East Punjab, India. (Gentleman’s Ribbon) (NEF) £330
557. British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) Geo. V1 - Military. S/Sgt. Edward Shaw. R.A. (H.Q. Anti-Aircraft Command)
L/G 10-4-1945 - “S/Sgt. Shaw has been employed in “A” Branch, H.Q. A.A. Command since 21-2-1941.
During the whole of this time he has carried out his duties with exceptional ability, and by his never failing energy,
cheerfulness and loyalty has imbued with his high standards the many A.T.S. clerks who have worked under his
control. In the absence of the Chief Clerk of the branch he has frequently taken control, and if promotion had
been allowed and if the appointment of Chief Clerk had not been for an A.T.S. auxiliary, he would have been
promoted into that appointment. During the last six months, when the branch has been working at high pressure,
frequently until late at night, dealing with the large programme of disbandment of units and posting of personnel
to infantry, he has set a high example of loyal and untiring work during exceptionally long hours.” (NEF) £315
558. British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) Eliz. 11. Sefu Hemedi.
L/G 27-9-1955. “Sefu Hemedi, messenger of Native Authority, Handedi Tanganyika. - Sefu Hemedi was
sent to arrest a man who had been on the wanted list for some time for housebreaking and escape from lawful
custody and who was known to be a dangerous character. He tracked him down to an isolated hut and called upon
the man to come out and give himself up. The man came out armed with a long knife and without hesitation Sefu
tackled him and during the course of the struggle received four slashes from the knife which severed the muscle
tendons of his left wrist. Despite these wounds he continued his efforts until the criminal was overpowered.
Sefu Hemedi acted without fear of the consequences to himself, and his courageous action resulted in the
arrest of the criminal”. In Royal Mint case of issue. (NEF £695
559. 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
560. British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) Eliz. 11 - Civil. Abduli Grunshie.
L/G 9-10-1956 - Abdulai Grunshie. Timber Headman. Bibiani Gold Mine. Gold Coast. - “A machine
driver in the Bibiani Gold Mine accidentally fell 40 feet to the bottom of an ore pass. He was injured and called
for help. At grave personal risk and without regard to the dangers involved, Grunshie immediately descended into
the ore pass by means of a chain ladder. While carrying out rescue operations some of the broken ore above
released itself and fell. Through Grunshie could easily have climbed the rope to safety, he stood by the injured man
in most dangerous circumstances until further help was forthcoming. Medal in fitted Royal Mint case of issue. (EF) £775
561. Sea Gallantry Medal - Board of Trade for Gallantry in Saving Life. Bronze. - Joseph McKay. Wreck of the
“Orlana” on the 26th November 1880. (GVF) £375
562. St. Andrew’s Ambulance Association. Silver Medal for Saving Life on Land. Un-named. (NEF) £545
563. Viceroys Medal for Good Recruiting Work - Silver - H.E. Lord Willingdon. 1 5/8 ” diameter.
Small double ring suspension. (NEF) £215
565. Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society Marine Medal - Silver. Ernest Walton for gallant service 6th July 1911-
with Bar - Second Service 13 Aug. 1911. Sold with top 3 prong pin bar, and in fitted case of issue. (EF) £685
566. Royal Humane Society - Large type bronze medal - successful. James Peat. Pte. R. Sappers & Miners.
Fitted with ring suspender. (GVF) £350
567. Royal Humane Society - Large type bronze medal - successful. James Connor. 20 June 1847.
Fitted with ring suspender. (NEF) £320
568. Royal Humane Society. Small type silver medal - successful. P.C. W. Mears. ‘M’ Divn. (VF) £695
569. Royal Humane Society. Small type silver medal, with second award bar. (Un-named not erased). (EF) £395
570. Royal Humane Society. Small type bronze medal. Thomas S. Beedle. April 4 1906. (successful)
“On 4-4-1906 a Mr. Johnstone was accidentally knocked overboard from the British India Steam Navigation
Company’s S.S. “Libenghala”, in Cocowada Roads, India, while he was discharging cargo into a lighter. The night was dark and the sea rough. Thomas S. Beedle, third officer on the steamer, got onto the lighter, jumped into the water and, at great risk, succeeded in saving him”. Complete with pronged pin bar and in original fitted case. (EF) £295
571. Royal Society for the Protection of Life from Fire silver. Man & woman on obverse dated 1843. Un-named (NEF) £315
573. Accrington Pipe Band. Silver and enamel medal, normal size with bar suspender.
Reverse engraved “Presented to Piper F.H. Ellis for 15 years excellent service”
Sold with a history of the Accrington Pipe Band which was formed in 1885, and during its existence has played at Jubilees, Coronations, Parades, Church and Sunday School Walking Days, Town Gala and Carnival Processions, and at S.J.A.B. Parades all over Lancashire and Yorkshire.
Piper Ellis joined the band around 1930 and became Band Secretary in 1956. He died in 1982.
Medal is mounted as worn with a Defence Medal. (NEF) £125
574. Granton Naval Base Medal for Zeal. Captain William W. Fisher. CB. MVO. R.N. 21-11-18. (NEF) £235
575. Hundred of Salford Humane Society - Silver Cruciform Medal. William Henry Mason. August 1887 - For saving life. (NEF) £165
576. Hundred of Salford Special Proficiency Medal. Reverse named “Lucy Andrews 1927” (NEF) £95
577. Liverpool Salvage Corps Long Service and Efficiency Medallion. 1½” diameter. Silver. Named - Mrs. V.
Edleston. (EF) £175
578. Hundred of Salford Humane Society - Special Proficiency Medal A.H. Dunkerley 1917. Silver gilt & enamel (EF) £65
581. Fire Service. Silver Medal, normal size. Obverse, a manned fire-engine, above it a scroll embossed “Valour”
and above that, crossed axes and a helmet. At the side, a scroll embossed “At Duty’s Call”. Reverse engraved “All
England Championship 1933”. Complete with ribbon and two pronged pin brooch. (NEF) £150
582. Governor of Bengal - Award for Loyal Service. Large silver medallion. 2¼” diameter, with coat of arms on
obverse. Named to Babu K.C. Rakshit. 1943. (EF) £1250 Photos
583. University of St Andrews. Tullis Medal 1882-83. Large Oval Silver Medal 1-3/4”x2” Obverse Cross of
St Andrews & wording as above. Reverse engraved “Awarded to Alexander Cleland 2nd class of Mathematics.
P.R. Scott Lang M.A. Professor”, with a legend in Greek around the edge. (NEF). £155
584. Victoria Rifles of Canada. Silver Maltese Cross shaped, with laurel leaves between the arms, & regimental
badge in the centre. Ornate suspension bar dated 1891, crossed rifles on the ribbon & fancy top pin bar engraved
V.R.C. & maple leaves at the top. Reverse named “Sgt. F. Ansley No.2 Coy. Maiden Aggregate 1891. (EF) £225
585. Glasgow Highlanders. Gold Medallion Reverse engraved "Lance Sergt R. McDonald" Front of Medallion
dated 1885. (NEF) £135
586. Glasgow Corporation Gold Medal for Bravery. James Murphy 1973. In case of issue. (EF) £650 Photos
587. Glasgow Corporation Silver Medal for Bravery. Mr. John McFarlane King 1957. (EF) £365 Photos
EF = Extremely Fine, in an almost unworn condition.
NEF = Nearly Extremely Fine.
GVF = Good Very Fine.
VF = Very Fine, slight wear on the high points of the design, surface marks from contact.
NVF = Nearly Very Fine.
GF = Good Fine.
F = Fine, slight wear overall, surface marks and perhaps edge knocks.
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