WW1 1915 Star Trio – Officer





R519 Sjt J F Thorpe Kings Royal Rifle Corps (on Star)

2nd Lieut J F Thorpe (on pair)

Born and lived in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

To France 21.05.15, with the 9th battalion KRRC. Commissioned into the KRRC 2nd Oct 1917, then transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. Just prior to the end of the War he then transferred to the RAF School of Aviation.

Includes copy of MIC, Army service records and RAF service record

Interesting group

Price: £195

Commemorative Plaque

George Walter Stevenson


1/7th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

SDGW – Killed in Action 5th August 1917

Remembered on the Menin Gate

Unique Name

Price: £85

GSM 1918-62 – “Iraq”

Manchester Regiment



 85147 Pte F Higson Manchester Regiment

Made famous by the VC action at Hillah, 24th July 1920, the Manchester Regiment probably the most sought after “Iraq” clasp GSM.

Copy MIC shows only entitlement. Also Post 1920 service number as 3513503.

Court mounted for display, with remains of glue to rear of ribbon. One edge bruise at 6 o’clock. Also some edge dings on one side, possibly from WW2 stars?

GF Price £125

Queens South Africa Medal

“Relief of Ladysmith” &

“Tugela Heights”

Army Service Corps







15519 Shoeing Smith J E Dickenson ASC

First type (b) with Ghost dates

Engraved with upright serif capitals as typically found to Corps, with feint engravers parallel guide lines

Very clean condition, EF Price: £110

Queens South Africa Medal

“Cape Colony”

West Riding Regiment



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1595 Pte J Lynch West Riding Regiment

First type (b) with Ghost dates

Impressed in typical style to the Regiment

GVF Price: £110


IGS 1908-35 – “NWF 1908″

19th Lancers




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Named to Driver Shah Alani 19th Lancers

Calcutta mint, issued in silver, First Type with running script engraving

A little polished to highlights, generally VF

Price: £105

Egypt 1882-89

“Suakin 1885″ Undated Reverse

Royal Navy – HMS Condor

Samual McGuire, Leading Seaman



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Samuel McGuire was born in Manchester, 8th January 1859. He served from 15th October 1874 to 09th January 1887.

Other ships he served on include, Duke of Wellington, Adelaide, Gannet, Asia. Includes copy of medal roll confirming entitlement to medal & clasp, service record and census records.

A few edge knocks and the reverse has been broached at some time, but naming is good and strong.

Price: £215

Great War Pair / GSM “Iraq” / Army LSGC

Royal Artillery

57936 (1045214 on LSGC) Sjt J H Cocking RA.


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John Henry Cocking enlisted into the Royal Artillery on 28.04.1906, aged 14 years and 10 months. He gave his address as Honey Combe, Gunnislake, Cornwall, enlisting in Devonport. He was discharged from the Army 22.04.1927 in Newcastle, character “Exemplary”. His papers state that he was wounded GSW Right Thigh 02.07.1916 and again on the 30.10.1917.

Comes with copy of his MIC, GSM Iraq medal roll and Royal Artillery attestation papers, confirming entitlement to all medals.

Feint striking on the Victory medal, GVF. Super group of medals

Price: £195

Royal Flying Corps / Royal Air Force

Observer Officer Casualty – Mentioned in Despatches

BWM & Victory with MID Emblem

Rare Mesopotamia KIA Casualty



2 Lieut H Hutchinson RAF Harold Hutchinson enlisted in the 22nd Btn Durham Light Infantry as number 22-223, in 1915 aged 19 years and 11 months. Address given as Stonecroft House, Annfield Plain, County Durham.

He transferred on award of an Officers Commission to the Royal Artillery in 1917 having reached the rank of Sergeant in the DLI. Hutchinson went on to be attached to the Royal Air force as an Observer Officer, serving with 7 Squadron in France at the time of his MID.

Unusually, the recommendations for the MID are included signed by the CO of No 7 Squadron: “This Officer has done consistently good work in Counterbattery work and has distinguished himself especially recently in carrying out ANF shoots during the recent period of moving warfare. In particular the following occasions between the dates mentioned in your letters: 19-9-16 Very successful ANF shoot. Battery ranged twice. 25 and 17 ranging rounds observed. 100 rounds observed in all. 3 fires and 8 explosions caused. 3 other active hostile batteries located and zone calls sent on them. 29-9-16 Successful ANF shoot. 120 rounds observed. 2 explosions and a fire caused. 25-10-18 Successful flash reconnaissance in bad visibility. GD calls also sent on infantry and MT. 28-10-18 Successful ANF shoot. 110 rounds fired and a fire caused. This flight lasted 4 hours and 20 minutes. 31-10-18 Exceedingly good flash reconnaissance.

Also included is a 2nd Wing report that covers these missions in more detail. Hutchinson then went on to serve with the Royal Air Force in Mesopotamia in 1920, posted to 6 Squadron. Whilst on a reconnaissance mission on 01.08.20 out of Baghdad, with Flying Officer R D G Palmer (DFC), the Bristol Fighter they were in suddenly fell out of control in a spin from 3000ft. Both were killed instantly.

This was the only casualty to be sustained by 6 Sqn in action. The BWM and Victory medals are his full entitlement, being issued on the 09-10-23 by the Air Ministry to his Father.

Copy MIC, Service Papers, Squadron and Wing reports, CWGC numerous other research totalling 36 pages, many of it from Primary Sources.

Price: £550  


West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons) 1914 Star & Victory and SWB


Pte Thomas Healey 9704 2nd West Riding Regiment

To France 14.08.14 Suffered Gas Poisoning 05.05.15 & serious head wound 24.07.16 From Oldham.

Copy MIC, Medal Rolls, SWB List & service papers

Price: £195


West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons)

BWM & Victory and WW2 Defence Medal – Military Medal Winner cook mm

Pte Leslie Heywood Cook 241691 2/5th West Riding Regiment

London Gazette 11.02.1919

From Huddersfield, Yorkshire Died Huddersfield 1977

Copy MIC & service papers

Price: £100


West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons)

1915 Star – Military Medal Winner


Pte James Jennings 11270 8th & 10th West Riding Regiment

To Balkans 07.07.15

London Gazette – 17.12.17

From Keighley Copy MIC, MM award card, Medal Rolls & London Gazette

Price: £95


West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons) & Machine Gun Corps

1914 Star – Distinguished Conduct Medal Winner

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Pte Tedlah Siddle 10237 West Riding Regiment

London Gazette 03.06.15 From Liversidge, Nr Dewsbury, West Yorkshire Entitled to Clasp & Roses for Star – to France 08.09.14

Copy MIC, Medal Roll, Extensive Service Papers, London Gazette

Price: £300


Original Clasp for IGS 1854

Burma 1887-89

burma clasp

Price: £50


West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons)

BWM and IGSM 08 Pair

Clasp “Afghanistan NWF 1919″


Pte H B Burfitt 31028 West Riding Regiment Full Entitlement

Copy MIC

Price: £135


West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons)

Victory and BWM Pair


Pte S Matthews 51526 West Riding Regiment

With original photograph and driving medal Copy MIC

Price: £55


Durham Light Infantry

BWM & Victory Pair

Pte J Brooks 8-3243 Durham Light Infantry

Also entitled to SWB Copy MIC

Price: £45


West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons)


Pte Joseph Rhodes 31056 West Riding Regiment

Also entitled to IGSM 1908 with Clasp “Afghanistan North West Frontier 1919”

Copy MIC (interestingly MIC gives rank as Signaller on IGSM)

Price: £30


Coldstream Guards

Victory Medal – Casualty

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Pte Ernest Chappell 21466 1st Coldstream Guards

Killed in Action 27.11.17 From Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Copy MIC & Huddersfield Examiner newspaper report (including poor copy photo)

Price: £45


Manchester Regiment

1915 Star Trio


Pte Robert Smith 1639 Manchester Regiment

Copy MIC

Price: £90


Manchester Regiment

1914 Star Trio


Pte Thomas Speakes 737 1st Manchester Regiment

From Middleton, Manchester

Copy MIC

Price: £180

Labour Corps

BWM & Victory pair - Casualty

Pte Moses Holden 191677 Labour corps

From Haslingdon, East lancashire

Died as a direct result of Gas Poisoning 1920

Copy MIC, CWGC and medical papers (Note: Medals actually named to Labour Corps)

Price: £60

West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons)

Victory Medal

Pte Willie D Frame 29303 West Riding Regiment

From Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Copy MIC

Price: £18