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GV 1st type military medal (MM) & 1914-15 trio
(on the MM)
& 49906.CPL/A-SJT.H.C.ELDRIDGE.R.F.A / R.A
(on the trio)
The recipient was awarded his MM in the London gazette 16-8-1917 for service in France & Flanders
GVF or better & complete with MIC & London gazette details.
WW2 Military B.E.M, Defence medal, 1939-45 War medal & GVIR 1st type R.A.F LS&GC
The recipient was awarded his B.E.M in the London gazette 1-1-1942. Complete with the original card box of issue for the B.E.M, the recipients original green fibre dog tag & two original photos of the recipient.
NEF/GVF & complete with London gazette details
1914 Mons star trio with original 4th August to 22nd November 1914 clasp & M.I.D oakleaves along with the same recipients Italian order of St.Maurice & St.Lazarus
(on the 1914 star)
& MAJOR.S.A.CURRIN.R.F.C (on the pair)
Sydney Allen Currin was a motor owner driver with the Royal Automobile Club & was given a temporary commission in the Royal Marines. He was attached to the Royal Naval Division & landed in France & Flanders 27-9-1914. In April 1915 he was commissioned as a Lieutenant with the special reserve of officers for duty with the R.N.A.S & served with the 2nd kite balloon section.
He was M.I.D for services in France in the London gazette 4-1-1917 as a Lieutenant with the R.F.C.
He was awarded the order of St.Maurice & St.Lazarus in the London gazette 26-5-1917.
Post WW1 he was president of Nottingham Gliding club & died in London 7-7-1947
Court mounted as worn & complete with extensive research details including some copy images of the recipient & London gazette details
GVF or better
Military CB, Military C.B.E & 1914 Mons star trio with original M.I.D Oakleaves
To- MAJOR / COLONEL.S.F.ST.D.GREEN.R.A.M.C
Serbert Francis St David Green was commissioned in to the army medical services in 1894 & served in India prior to the great war. He landed in France 18-11-1914 & was commissioned four times during the great war 1916, 1917 for Mesopotamia & twice in 1918 for services in France. He was assistant director of medical services between 1916 & 1918 and was appointed honorary physician to the King in 1924. He was awarded the CB in 1925 & the CBE in 1919. He retired as a Major General & went on to work at the Louise Margaret hospital.
Complete with four original M.I.D Certificates, The original warrants for the award of the CB & CBE, The original commission document & a certificate of appreciation from the Swedish hospital society along with other basic research details
Trio GVF or better & mounted as worn. The orders are GVF & Cased but the cases show signs of age & use. Please see all the pictures for more details
GVIR 1st type DFM, 1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star with France & Germany clasp, Defence medal & 1939-45 War medal
The award of the DFM to Thomas Millin of 578 SQN was published in the London gazette 17-7-1945
It was awarded for 41 sorties with 191.55 hours service as an air gunner with 578 squadron.
The citation states,
Flight Sgt Millin has completed a tour of operations with this squadron totalling 191.55 hours.Twenty of them were attacks on German targets & were against such heavily defended areas as Chemnitz, Hamburg, Duisburg, Keil & Essen. His alertness & cool judgement inspired the complete confidence of his crew of which he was and outstanding member.He has been very keen to fly & has always shown great willingness to operate as a spare member of any crew when required.F/SGT Millin's oustanding ability & strong sense of duty have made him an example to all who knew him & his courage & complete disregard of his own personalsafety have been of a very high order.He is strongly recommended for the award of the DFM.
His station commander went on to comment that
This Air Gunner has shown courage & devotion to duty throughout his operational tour.His high standard of work has contributed to the many successes achieved by his crew and it is recommended that the fine record of this NCO be recognised by the award of the DFM.
NEF/GVF condition & mounted as worn with basic London gazette & research details
Military O.B.E, WW2 Defence & War medals & GVIR 2nd type GSM 1918-1962 with MALAYA clasp
To- CAPT.E.O.PROTHERO.R.HAMPS (on the GSM)
The recipient was awarded his O.B.E in the London gazette 1-1-1967 as a Lieutenant Colonel of the R.A.P.C & had formerly been on loan to the army of Zambia
NEF/GVF & mounted as worn. Complete with basic research details
WW1 Pair with French Legion of Honour & French Croix-De-Guerre To- LIEUT.A.H.KIRK.R.N.V.R
Alexander Horace Kirk R.N.V.R commanded motor launches ML75,ML57 & ML366. He was awarded the Legion of Honour in the London gazette 12-12-1919 & the Croix-De-Guerre in the London gazette 17-10-1919.He was also awarded the appreciation of services expressed by the admiralty for services with net drifters at Havre from June of 1916.
Complete with copy service papers & London gazette details. NEF/GVF with minor enamel chips to the obverse of the Legion of Honour but with extensive enamel damage to the reverse (see pictures for more details)
Mint cased EIIR Civil B.E.M & mint cased EIIR 2nd type I.S.M To- JOHN.HENRY.STAMMERS
The recipient was awarded his B.E.M in the London gazette 10-6-1961 for his services as a telegraph supervisor at the head post office in Leeds, West Yorkshire. His I.S.M was gazetted later the same month 23-6-1961 upon his retirement.
Complete with a vast archive of original letters & telegrams of congratulations along with the certificate for the I.S.M & a photograph of the recipient being presented with his B.E.M by Lord Scarborough who was the lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire.
EF/MINT & Complete with copy gazette details
DCM, QSA 1899-1902 with clasps for Cape Colony & South Africa 1902,
1914-15 Trio with MID oakleaves
To- 7737 / 240651.CPL.J.KNOX.5TH.R.SCOTS.FUS (on the DCM & trio) & 37870.PTE.J.KNOX.139TH.COY.31ST.IMPERIAL.YEOMANRY (on the QSA)
The recipient served with fincastle's horse in the Boer war & served with the 5th territorial force battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers in WW1
He was awarded the DCM in the London gazette 21-6-1916 with the following citation
For conspicuous gallantry & devotion to duty.When in charge of stretcher-bearers, He was on duty for 50 hours under heavy fire & set a fine example.
I suspect that this is a Gallipoli award but no theatre is stated in the gazette. However the recipient first landed on Gallipoli 6-6-1915 & his battalion left Gallipoli in January 1916 but served in Egypt until April 1918 so if it is not a Gallipoli award? it is a Mediteranean theatre award.
The award of the mention in despatches for service in the Mediterranean / Gallipoli whilst under Sir Charles Monro's command was published in the London gazette 13-7-1916
GVF with copy MIC details, medal rolls & London gazette details
Military Medal (MM) & 1914-15 trio with boxes & packets of issue to,
John Ward first landed in France 6-8-1915 serving with the 7th battalion of the Cameron Highlanders and was slightly wounded during the battle of Loos. He transfered to the 6th battalion after recovering from his wounds & was awarded the MM in the London gazette 21-10-1916. All the awards published in this gazette are for services on the Somme.He was discharged to the class Z army reserve 16-1-1919. Part of the address is missing from both postal envelopes. However to the best of my knowledge it says, MR.J.WARD, C/O- MRS MACAFFERTY, 2 HOME FARM ROW, BY HAWICK?
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