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Coin, medal and banknote auction - 26 July 2008 (realised prices)
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Sale 30 - Gallantry Medals
Lot Thumbnail Description of lot Starting price Realised
144   Geo V Military Medal (MM) plus War & Victory with Belgium Medal Militaire 2nd Class boxed 27562, Sgt AA Thompson, 94/Coy MGC (very slight official correction to the name on the MM). The Belgium MM has its certificate & was sent to 4 Thomas Trc. Blaydon, N/Castle. The MM was awarded July 11th 1917 & the Belgium Medal August 4th 1917. He served with the NER Northd Fus 94 Coy, 31st Battn MGC. He was with the N E Railway before the war & was born at Crook. Presented with a full Hunter gold plated pocket watch which is included. The lot also includes a 9ct watch fob & a newspaper testimonial. A testimonial from Lt Col Pratt states that he was commissioned in 1918 as a pilot in the Royal Flying Corp. GVF. £500.00 £940.00
145   Group of five plus plaque. Plaque plus Kings letter in box of issue named John Herbert Garside, Military Medal (MM) 28243 Cpl J H Garside RAMC, BWM & Victory Medal 28243 Cpl J H Garside RAMC, Italian bronze 'Al Valoure' reverse named 'Sapnisge', '22 Maggio 1917' Garside, John Herbert, plus Italian War Medal, GVF. £900.00 £1050.00
146   Group of four mounted on card, DFC, 1939-45 & Air Crew Europe Stars plus War Medal, attributed to F/O Ross James (42062) 102 Squad RAF. DFC LG 22/08/1941, he died 03/09/1941 flying with 35 Squad & is buried in Berlin, it appears that the remainder of his crew bailed out. He served alongside L Cheshire VC whilst in 102 Squad. Includes much squadron research & additional material, EF. £2000.00 N/S
147   Group of four plus plaque. Plaque named to William Harold Hare, 1914-15 Trio Pte/A Cpl 15586 Pte W H Hare S Staffs Rgt, Military Medal (MM) 45901 Cpl W H Hare 20th Durham LI. Includes commendation:- 'Your gallant conduct during the attack on the Dammstrasse June 7th 1917. You were of great assistance to your company CO, you showed great courage throughout' etc. The commendation is addressed to his wife in Erdington, Birmingham & dated 24/7/17. It almost certainly appertains to the award of the MM, photograph included. He died 25/07/17, GVF. £900.00 £900.00
148   Group of four plus plaque William Robert Dibble, 1914-15 Trio 1672 Pte W R Dibble E Surr R, Military Medal (MM) 1672 Pte W R Dibble 13/E Surr Rgt, GVF. £900.00 £960.00
149   Group of three - DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal, Geo V DCM G-42558 Sgt J W Catchpole 4/R/Fus, BWM & Victory GS 42558 Pte J W Catchpole R Fus. Citation for gallantry during the defence of Havrincourt 18th Sept 1918. The enemy attacked & penetrated our front line & he lead his platoon up a trench & counter attacked, the front line was restored & 30 of the enemy captured. In the attack North of Solesmes 23/Oct/1918 he again showed marked courage in capturing a hostile machine gun & its team with the help of two of his men. Medal card copy shows these to be his only entitlements. With extensive research. VF. £800.00 £1050.00
150   Group of three - MC Military Cross un-named (Salonika), BWM & Victory Capt R J Rogers with MID, MC gazetted 04/10/1919. Citation for conspicuous gallantry & devotion to duty whilst Battalion Signalling officer during operations near to Foret De Mormal 04/08/11/1918. He opened up communications under difficult circumstances & also commanded with skill & gallantry the battalions fighting headquarters. He served with the RN Fusiliers from 01/01/1916 to 08/11/19 making Act/Captain & with the Pioneer Corp WWII as temp Major &was wounded in an attack on Dolap Farm Wood. Extensive research, GVF. £800.00 N/S
151   Group of three - MM Military Medal 80101 Sgt W W Melrose MGC, BWM & Victory named as on MM with group photograph & extensive research. He served in the Motorised Machine Gun Corp & the MM was gazetted 29/03/1919, it was for service in Mesopotamia (Iraq), may have previously served in the RNAS, VF. £450.00 £640.00
152   Group of three - MM Military Medal 89488 Sgt G J Lowry B/113/A/BDE RFA, BWM & Victory Sgt 89488 G J Lowry, MM gazetted 4-02-18. Copy documents included, show entitlement to 1914-15 Star. £250.00 £250.00
153   Group of three plus plaque & scroll. Plaque named Gilbert John Hendy, BWM & Victory to 18570 Pte G J Hendy Welsh Rgt, Military Medal (MM) 28670 Pte G J Hendy 18th Welsh Rgt, the scroll is soiled, VF. £900.00 £900.00
154   MC Military Cross Geo VI dated 1945 in case of issue & still in box of issue with letter from Palace named to Captain K Turnbull MC R Art. A further original letter addressed to his father informing him of the gallantry & to his son further details, he ma £700.00 N/S
155   MC Military Cross named to Lieut T F Ellison, BWM & Victory with MID emblem named as on the cross. Born 09/07/1894, 2nd Lieut in Northd Fus 19/07/16, Act Captain & Adjutant 1st/2nd Northd Fus 26/08/1917, MC gazetted 28/07/1918. Citation Throughout days of fighting this officers coolness & resource enabled the front line to be reinforced etc. 24/08/1939 Mobilised & served as Captain in the Northd Fus, 05/07/1948 enlisted as Major in RN Fus, lived at West Kirby, Cheshire. VF. £800.00 £860.00
156   MM Geo V Military Medal 21214 Pte G Eccles 13/Yorks Rgt, NVF. £200.00 £230.00
157   MM Military Medal & Bar 81136 Sgt J Paul 206/F Coy RE, gazetted 14/12/16 & Bar 19 Feb 1917. Also entitled to 1915 Star trio, copy MIC papers, VF. £600.00 N/S
158   MM Military Medal 17882 J Carrigan 10th DLI, died 17/10/17, GVF. £280.00 £330.00
159   MM Military Medal Geo V 12763 Sgt J P Lavery, 8/KOSB, GVF. £200.00 £240.00
160   Set of three mounted as worn, Military Cross unnamed as issued, BWM & Victory, 2nd Lieut A F Gadsby MID emblem, he served with 88 coy MGC. The lot includes numerous original documents incl. framed MID certificate dated 7th April 1918, two 29th Div recommendations mounted in frame with an enamelled 29th Div badge on red triangular cloth background, one dated 20th Nov 1917 & 30th - 3rd Dec 1917. Commission document dated 28th Sept 1917 MGC, officers blue service book, identity card, six photographs from L/Cpl to 2nd Lieut, eight camp photos, two photos at 29th Div Memorial 7th June 1925, five trench maps Cambria, Passchendale & Gouzeacourt etc. One map of 29th Div march into Germany & one Times newspaper MID listed. All items original, GVF. £1400.00 £1550.00
161   WWII DFC group of six to Flight Lieutenant J B Topham, RAFVR, a Lancaster pilot with No 514 Squadron who survived being brought down in German occupied territory & who successfully evaded capture. DFC Geo VI - 1945 additionally engraved 178865 J B TOPHAM £2200.00 £2600.00
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