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Sale 39 - Gallantry
Lot Thumbnail Description of lot Estimate Realised
Air Force Cross Medal Geo VI, 1939/45 Defence & War Medal with Eliz II Coronation Medal (A.F.C box included). A large amount of original documentation & photographs incl. Major General Smuts presenting the medal in South Africa to F/O A. E. Fletcher, A.F.C of No. 42 Air School. Port Elizabeth covering letter verifies award. He served in the band. Also three flying log books - a comprehensive record of the man's service. GVF to EF. £1700 to 2000 £1800.00
British Empire Medal Geo VI (GRI Cypher) Civil issue to Alfred Salton (no box), EF. £150 to 200 £150.00
British Empire Medal Eliz II to Mrs Margaret Johnston on original Investiture Bow in red mint box with National Savings Medalet, she was from Alnwick and received it for her effort in National Savings collections. GEF. £200 to 250 N/S
British Empire Medal Eliz II to Ronald Frederick Buchanan in box of issue, civil issue. EF. £200 to 300 N/S
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. £650 to 800 £720.00
Distinguished Flying Cross Geo VI in box of issue dated 1945 with Observers & Air Gunners Flying log book named to V. D. Purvis who qualified as a navigator. He died flying with 44 Squadron R.A.F V.R aged 22 on 7th July 1944. He was from Darlington, Co Durham. He had survived a crash landing in which a member of the crew had died on a training mission. The mission was an attack on a flying bomb storage site at St. Leu, the entrance to the tunnel was blocked, 32 Lancasters where lost on this mission. Much copy research is with the lot. The flying Cross is in EF condition in box of issue incl. photographs etc. £1800 to 2200 £1800.00
Distinguished Flying Cross Medal Geo VI (in box of issue), reverse dated 1944, minor star contact pitting on right arm reverse o/w EF. Lot includes miniatures (mounted as worn). D.F.C 1939, A.C.E, War & Defence plus Cadet Force Eliz II medal, photograph shows him as an Air Gunner John Hall of Sqd. 106 & 44 (Rhodesia), family say he is mentioned in the book 'Pull up the Sandbag' (unresearched). £650 to 1000 £650.00
Distinguished Service Medal group of five - D.S.M Geo V to 191617 J. Checkley, P.O 1st Class HMS Ghurka, 1914/15 Trio Rank of GNR Geo V Naval L.S.G.C to 191617 John Checkley, P.O HMS Attentive, mounted as worn, VF to GVF (un-researched). £700 to 1200 £1150.00
Distinguished Service Cross Geo VI in box of issue, engraved on reverse Lieut S. G. Phillips, R.N.V.R, Battle of the Atlantic 1942, hallmarked silver London 'G' letter with Atlantic Star & BWM plus set of miniatures, DSC, 1939/45, Atlantic (France & Germany clasp), Defence & War Medal (mounted as worn), new to market, un-researched, GVF. £700 to 900 £940.00
Geo V Military Cross group of five - M.C un-named, 1914 Star & clasp to 29630 A-Cpl. A. E. Yapp, R.E, BWM & Victory Medal to Leuit. A. E. Yapp plus a 1937 Coronation mounted as worn (M.C loose), VF or better, un-researched, may have served in Motor Cycle Corp. £700 to 1000 £980.00
Geo V Military Medal plus BWM & Victory pair to 28892 Cpl. J. Roy, 13/Durh L/Inf (informed named James Roy) with original ribbons, NEF to EF. £270 to 330 £480.00
Geo V Military Medal, BWM & Victory to 51252 Pte. H. S. Milward, 5/Manch R. on MM & Manch. R on pair, GVF. £270 to 330 £370.00
Geo V Military Medal & 1914/15 Star Trio - MM to 325386 Pte. Act. Cpl. R. Farrow, 9th Durh. L. Inf. Trio to 9-3124 R. Farrow D.L.I, mounted as worn, new ribbons & cleaned, VF. £380 to 480 £490.00
Geo V Military Medal & BWM Victory to 36628 Pte. A. Lyons, 8th S. Lancs, WWII War Medal included. Further research needed. MM EF, toned pair GVF. £400 to 500 N/S
Geo V Military Medal to 18593 A.L Cpl. J. Seacombe, 10/E/Yorks Rgt. Nr EF. £150 to 250 £320.00
Geo V Military Medal to 51459 Sapper R. J. Thompson 25/D.S Coy R.E, VF. £150 to 200 £190.00
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. £1000 to 1500 N/S
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, Nr EF. £220 to 350 N/S
Group of four to C.A.E.M (L) Peter J. Anderson DO69032 A.R.N, Campaign Service Medal, clasp Malay Peninsula, Royal Naval L.S.G.C Medal (HMS Daedalus), South Atlantic with rosette (820 squadron), they were on HMS Invincible Flying Sea Kings. Lot includes a boxed B.E.M Military issue to peter J. Anderson DO69032A. An excellent group. GEF. £1800 to 2200 N/S
Group of six - Geo VI MM (Military Medal) to 4265568 Sjt. R. W. Davis, RA plus 1939/45, Africa (clasp 1st Army), Italy Stars, War & Defence Medals awarded whilst serving with 58th Medium Rgt, R. A. for saving the life of a comrade from being burnt to death. Included is good quantity of related items - copy of recommendation (in London Gazette 23/9/1943), original Regular Army Cert. of Service, Cert. copy of Attestation, Army Cert, of Education (Sept 1933) at Ambala, named Buckingham Palace slip for the MM. Card box for WWII Medals named to the above at 3 Highfield Terrace, Walker, Newcastle on Tyne, (6 with accompanying slip), 12 photographs & ribbon bar. Note - Robert William Davis was born in Walker on 31/10/1910 & served in the 5th Bttn, Northumberland Fus. (TA) Feb 1927 - Nov 1928. He enlisted and was awarded the MM during WWII North Africa operations, EF. £900 to 1200 £920.00
Meritorious Service Medal Geo V (swivel type) to 29684 Cpl. T. H. Turner, R.E. EF. £60 to 120 £130.00
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