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Coin, medal and banknote auction - 23 October 2014 (realised prices)
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Sale 37 - Gallantry
Lot Thumbnail Description of lot Estimate Realised
Distinguished Conduct Medal Geo V to 200076 CSM W. Harvey Royal Warwickshire Rgt (from Little Coggeshall) L.G pg 12823 30th Oct 1918 'For conspicuous coolness & initiative when the enemy appeared on a ridge in front of the company sector. He organised C.H.Q and caused heavy casualties to the enemy. He also kept the company supplied with ammunition etc.' (copy documents), GVF. £800 to 1000 N/S
Distinguished Service Medal Geo VI to JX 126883 A. Moran Y.S H.M.S 'Express (small 'R' indicates replacement issue). Geo VI Naval General Service, clasp Palestine 1936-39 to him as a signaller R.N, Geo VI Naval LSGC to him on HMS Good Hope. His other medals are 1939-45 & Atlantic Stars, War & Defence Medals. Lot includes large photo album & recipients photograph & details of Court of Enquiry. HMS Express had the front section from Bows to Bridge blown off by a mine. The ship has to go in reverse to make it to safe port. This was also the only surviving ship from the flotilla sunk by the Japanese incl. 'King George V.' Extensive research included, GVF to EF. £700 to 1200 N/S
Geo V MM (Military Medal) to 905720 B.Q.M Sjt. E. F. Ball RFA served 337/BDE R.F. Art. Copy documents. Very good 'MM' for Mesopotamia with supporting copy documents & descriptions of various actions. Only 366 'MM' issues for this campaign in total to all units, GEF. £300 to 400 £300.00
Geo V MM (Military Medal) & BWM Victory to 36628 Pte. A. Lyons, 8th S. Lancs, WWII War Medal included. Further research needed. MM EF, toned pair GVF. £450 to 550 N/S
Geo V MM (Military Medal), BWM & Victory Medals pair to 112903, Cpl E. W. Davies 277/SGE, by RGA (altered rank on pair) o/w EF. £350 to 450 N/S
Geo V MM (Military Medal) & BWM, MM named to 63679 Pte M. Jackson 9/Yorks L. Inf. (small EK), BWM named 7829 Pte M. Jackson, North'd Fus, VF. £350 to 400 £300.00
Geo VI MM (Military Medal) to 838664 Sjt. J. Gascoine RA, toned EF. £800 to 1200 N/S
Group of eight - mounted as worn Geo VI MM Military Medal 2587061 Cpl. A. Lord R. Signals 1939-45, Africa (8th Army Clasp) Italy & France & Germany Stars, War Medal, Eliz II GSM Clasp Malaya to Sgt. A. Lord Royal Signals & Geo VI Terr Efficiency to Cpl. A. Lord MM R. Signals. Citation for MM 23rd March near Appeldoorn. Repairing lines under fire etc. VF to GVF. £1400 to 2000 N/S
Group of five - OBE Order of the British Empire (Military) 2nd type, 1939-45 & Burma Stars with War & Defence & M.I.D emblem. Original M.I.D certificate to T/LT Colonel U. V. Smith, Royal Indian Army Service Corps, LG 19th Sept 1946 Mafeking set of miniatures plus odd Dunquerke miniature, box for OBE, Punjab drivers liscence & Army of India identity card, OBE LG 01.01.1959 retired 1960, original Thekinos Rgt (Liverpool) & R.A.S.C copy documents & further research inluded, VEF. £300 to 400 N/S
Group of five - Plaque John Mark Darrell with Kings letter in cardboard case. Geo V MM Military Medal & extra award bar 4-9081 Pte. J. M. Darrell 2nd Durham L. Inf. Trio 1914/15 Star, BWM & Victory to Pte. Darrell D.L.I court style mounted (copy documents). He was from Middlesbrough, GVF to EF. £2000 to 2500 £2000.00
Group of four - (all loose) D.C.M & 1914 trio plus clasp D.C.M 4097 Pte. W. Mosdell R.A.M.C 1914 Star & Bar 4097 Pte. W. Mosdell R.A.M.C - he is A/Sjt on the pair (slight Official correction to the M of R.A.M.C on BWM), L.G 01.04.1915 'For gallant conduct and good work performed on many occasions under fire, in finding the wounded & bringing assistance to them, especially at Neuve Chapelle,' VF. £1000 to 1300 £1000.00
Group of four - all loose un-mounted. 1914 Star Trio, plus French Medal 'Croix De Guerre' 1914-16 reverse plus 1 Star to 1667 Pte. J. Garner 2/Dragoon Gds, entered f + f 09. 10. 1914. Also served in the A.S.C, NEF. £300 to 400 N/S
Group of four - M.C and 1914-15 trio mounted as worn. Military Cross L.G. supp. 1st Jan 1918 LT (T/Capt) Kenneth Thackeray Gooch RFA. MC un-named as issued, 1914-15 Star 2 Lieut K. T. Gooch RFA, NWM & Victory Major K. T. Gooch - all medals NEF with some toning to silver items. Entered France December 1014, NEF. £750 to 1250 £800.00
Group of four - plus fathers trio etc. 1939-45, Africa & Italy Stars with War Medal & M.I.D emblem. Original M.I.D certificate to Ty Sub Lieutenant (A) Alan Charles Powell R.N.V.R HMS Battler LG 21. 03. 1944. Lot includes personal photograph HMS Battler emblem (photographic) Airplane on flight deck. 1935 Jubilee Medal, Sports lots (discus), 1938 Plastic Navy Pilots Wings (scarce) & 1914-15 Trio named to his father 43165 Pte. J. Powell R.A.M.C in GVF. Lieut A. C. Powell was killed whilst flying 09.11.44 from HMS Condor Sqd 778 (mosquito) in Arbroath on radar training. M.I.D was for Operation 'Avalanche' & recognises his contribution having taken part in three invasions, N. Africa, Sicily & Italy etc. Copy documents, GVF. £250 to 350 £350.00
Group of four - Trio 1914/15 Star, BWM & Victory KP-534, G. F. Traill AB R.N.V.R L.S on pair. Geo V MM Military Medal KP-534, H.G G.F Traill, Anson Btn R.N.V.R with Anson Btn, tribute manuscripts named to him and supporting copy documents. Scarce item, GVF. £1750 to 2000 £1350.00
Group of six - Geo V MM (Military Medal) & Bar with 1914-15 Star Trio, 1935 Jubilee Medal (engraved naming) with 1937 Coronation Medal MM to 240132 Cpl. H. Healey 2nd/6th W. Yorks Trio to 1398 Pte. (Star) Spl (pair) W. Yorks Rgt. Lot includes copy papers & Belgium Croix De Guerre (not attributed). He was from Bradford & served in the Leeds Rifles MM LG 13.03.1918 Bar LG 17.06.1919, GF to GVF. £1000 to 1400 N/S
Group of three - 1939-45 & Burma Stars with War Medals & M.I.D emblem - all un-named. Original M.I.D certificate L.G 19.09.1946 to Driver D. Okobi, East African Army Service Corps. The M.I.D was for 'Burma' M.I.D envelope is number NA61347, EF. £100 to 150 N/S
Group of three - BWM + Victory, 30253 Sjt. A. E. Cornish, R. Art, Geo V DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal, 30253 Sjt. A. E. Cornish 325 56 Btn, R.G Art. 'He rescued some men buried by shelling in a tunnel displaying great courage under shell fire' etc. (copy documents). He was from Frome in Somerset, VF. £800 to 1000 £860.00
Group of three - Geo V Meritorious Service Medal, BWM & Victory to WR 25622 Sjt. C. G. Morris RE. He was mentioned in dispatches (emblem fitted) and served with the 338th Construction Coy, M.S.M LG 18.01.19, No. 31132, GVF. £200 to 300 N/S
Group of three - Geo V MM (Military Medal) to 53074 A.M.2 J. Wood, RAF.(in boxes of issue), he attested for Service 12.01.16 & served in No. 41 Squadron RAF. His brown soldier's book is included and his address is given as 7 Dean Street, West Cornforth, Durham. A newspaper clipping gives some details of his service in the coal industry (49 yrs), EF. £1900 to 2500 £1900.00
Group of three - mounted as worn D.C.M Geo V BWM & Victory to S-43205 Pte. G. Cormack, I. Gordan Highlanders - same rank on the pair, L.G. July 11 1917 'For Conspicuous Gallantry & devotion to duty during operations. He displayed great courage and initiative and has at all times set a fine example.' GVF. £900 to 1400 £840.00
Group of three court style mounted by Spink. DCM 352483 L/Sjt C C Bowers 1/7 Lond Rgt, Decoration Militaire pour acte of bravoure, 2 Cl Sgt Bowers was one of only two men so decorated with this Belgian decoration from the London 4th Division, LG 2.2.1918. He was K.I.A 2nd December 1917. DCM 16th Aug 1917 'For Conspicuous Gallantry & devotion to duty, he led his platoon with great coolness & courage rallying men from the other companies who were badly shaken by machine gun fire. He assisted in the capture of the position, then dug & garrisoned a trench & held it for four days under heavy fire etc.' MM LG 25 May 1917, he was from Mortlake, GVF. £1500 to 1800 N/S
Meritorious Service Medal Geo V 'India' issue Khaisar-I-Hind obverse to 2614 Kot. Dfdr. Muhd G. Khan, 38 Central India Horse, awarded to Indian Warrant Officer's Senior N.C.O's etc. 18 yrs Exceptional Service & awarded subject to funds etc. Usually only one per regiment. Scarce item, light scratch on reverse, EF/GVF. £100 to 150 £100.00
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