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16th Battalion Notts and Derby Regiment

1915 Star Trio

22370 Pte Thomas C Stansfield

Served “C” Company

From Retford

Copy MIC and service papers

Price: £90

 

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1st and 11th Battalion Royal Fusiliers

1914 Star Trio, Death Plaque, Memorial Scroll and Photograph

Westhoek Ridge, Passchendaele Casualty

L-15864 Pte Frederick Frank Warne

1/Royal Fusiliers on 1914 Star

DOD 10th August 1917 aged 21

Remembered on the Menin Gate, Ypres.

Son of William and Kate Warne of Flora Cottage, High Rd, Finchley, London

An “L” number prefix indicates a wartime enlistment, but under regular army terms of service.

According to Howard Williamson’s book, it is highly likely that Pte Warne was with the Regiment on the 1st July 1916, with the number range L-11000 to L-16000 serving with the 2nd Battalion’s attack near Hawthorn Ridge.

The group has been mounted on a card backing many years ago, which is now somewhat “distressed” as can be seen in the photos. The scroll has been cut down to be mounted and has a slight tear. The medals have their original silk ribbons.

Fantastic as found group, first time on the market.

Copy MIC, CWGC

Price: £525

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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: £655

 

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Lancashire Fusiliers – Lt Colonel

Victory Medal with Mentioned in Despatches Emblem

Awarded DSO – Big Game Hunter & African Expedition Leader

Lt Col H F Fenn

Herbert Francis Fenn

He commanded the 19th Lancashire Fusiliers from May 1918 until the Armistice

Fenn was also known for his expeditions into Africa to hunt for and capture various “Mythical Beasts” including the “Irizima”, the “Lau” the “Nandi” bear and even the Brontosaurus!

Includes MIC, London gazette entries, copy pages of “On the Trail of the Brontosaurus – Encounters with Africa’s Mystery Animals” by Fulahn, 1927

Price: £195

General Service Medal (1962) – Clasp “Northern Ireland”

Ulster Defence Regiment – Female

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F/448734 Pte L E Singleton

Known as Greenfinches. Comes with a very interesting book, “A Quiet Courage” written about the service and duties these women were asked to perform.

Price £195

 

Operational Service Medal 2000 – “Afghanistan”

Spr S W Robinson – Royal Engineers – 30037975

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With Sapper Robinson’s beret and two stable belts

Mounted as worn, only entitlement.

Price £295, some slight edge knicks

 

1/7th West Yorkshire Regiment

1915 Star Trio & Scroll Casualty

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3028 Pte James Edwin Beckwith West Yorkshire Regiment

Original commemorative Scroll, 2 original photographs (these also enlarged and mounted on card), memorial card addressed 32 Roscoe Street, Roundhay Road, Leeds, and original receipt paper for the Victory medal also to address above. Modern photo of Pte Beckwith’s gravestone.

Killed in Action 08.12.15, Ypres, aged 36 years old

Born Leeds, West Yorkshire

Copy MIC, SDGW, CWGC

Price: £275

West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons)

1914 Star & Victory and SWB

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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

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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

 

Notts & Derby Regiment

Victory Medal

Pte Harry Grigg 11479 Notts & Derby

1st Battalion – Wounded GS Thigh 1915

Copy MIC

Price: £18

 

West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons)

1915 Star – Military Medal Winner

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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

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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

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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)

BWM

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

 

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Manchester Regiment

1915 Star Trio

Pte Robert Smith 1639 Manchester Regiment

Copy MIC

Price: £90

 

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Manchester Regiment

1914 Star Trio

Pte Thomas Speakes 737 1st Manchester Regiment

From Middleton, Manchester

Copy MIC

Price: £180

 

Notts & Derby Regiment

Victory Medal

Pte Robert Holmes 3305 Notts & Derby Regiment

6th Battalion – Gassed 1917

Copy MIC

Price: £18

 

1/5th Northumberland Fusiliers

BWM & Victory Pair – Casualty

Pte Ernest Ramsden 241947 Northumberland Fusiliers

From Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Died 14.09.17

Copy MIC, CWGC

Price: £85

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

Notts & Derby Regiment

Victory Medal

Sjt Samuel Holland 20647 Notts & Derby Regiment

5th Battalion

Copy MIC

Price: £18

Notts & Derby Regiment

Victory Medal

Pte Leonard Shooter 20860 Notts & Derby Regiment

11th Battalion

Copy MIC

Price: £18

 

West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons)

Victory Medal

Pte Willie D Frame 29303 West Riding Regiment

From Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Copy MIC

Price: £18

 

Notts & Derby Regiment

Victory Medal

Pte Harold Firth 97461 Notts & Derby Regiment

1st Battalion “D” Coy - Missing March 1918

Copy MIC

Price: £20