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WW1 Military Medal (MM) & pair
18th.W.ONT.R / 18th CAN.INF
Robert Elson Swansborough was born in Guilford, Surrey 13-5-1894. He was born out of wedlock and was taken in to the care of the parish. At 15 years of age he emigrated to Canada onboard the Empress of Ireland. He enlisted in to the C.E.F 11-12-1915 & first posted to the 116th overseas battalion.He embarked for the UK from Nova Scotia 23-7-1916 & arrived at Liverpool 31-7-1916.On December 3rd 1916 he was taken on strength of the 18th battalion of the Canadian Infantry.He was awarded the MM in the London Gazette 28-9-1918 serving with the 18th battalion Western Ontario Regiment.He was discharged in Canada 24-5-1919 & returned to the UK in 1930 where he died in Ashford, Kent 9-3-1977 leaving an estate valued at £6212.00
GVF or better & complete with a extensive electronic file of research that will be sent to the buyer via e-mail.
GVR 1st type WW1 Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM), 1914 Mons star & bar trio with M.I.D Oakleaves, GVR 1st type army LS&GC & GVIR 2nd type Meritorious Service Medal (M.S.M) To- 31423.SJT/BQM.SJT/WO.CL.2.P.C.OSBORNE.RFA
Percy.C.Osborne first landed in France 14-10-1914 serving with the 44th brigade of the Royal Field Artillery. He was mentioned in despatches by Lieutenant General W.R.Marshall for services in Mesopotamia in the London gazette 23-8-1918 as part of a despatch dated 15-4-1918. He went on to be awarded the DCM also for services in Mesopotamia in the London Gazette 16-1-1919 with the following citation
For conspicuous gallantry & devotion to duty at Terket on 5th November 1917.Although shaken by the first shell bursting under his horse, he on three occasions maneuvered the wagon line out of the shelled area, and having got them clear returned and organised the removal of the wounded.
He was serving with the 19th battery of the R.F.A when he was awarded the DCM & the London gazette states he was a resident of Malden
NEF/GVF & complete with MIC details along with London gazette details & other basic details.
GVR 1st type Military Medal (MM) & 1914-15 trio with 1911 Delhi Durbar
Albert King enlisted 28-9-1906 & was present at the 1911 Delhi Durbar with the 4th battalion. He Landed on Gallipoli 25-4-1915 on the first day of the Gallipoli landings. His award of the Military Medal (MM) was published in the London gazette 11-11-1916 & he was Dangerously wounded serving with the 11th battalion in France during May of 1918. He was discharged with a silver war badge due to wounds 19-2-1919.
GVF & complete with the recipients original honourable discharge scroll.Along with copy MIC details, medal roll details & London gazette details
(The discharge scroll is folded in to quarters)
WW1 Military medal (MM)
24-177.Cpl.Micheal.Welsh was one of the original members of the 24th service battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers (1stTyneside Irish)
He was a resident of Benwell & his award of the MM was announced in the London gazette 6-7-1917.This was one of 133 awards of the MM in the great war to members of the four Tyneside Irish battalions
GVF & complete with MIC details along with medal roll & London gazette details
GV Royal Victorian Medal
Unnamed as issued
NEF & dark toned with the original full length ribbon
WW1 MM & bar & pair To-
Percy Dolman enlisted in to the Gordon Highlanders
6-5-1915 & was wounded & invalided home in June 1917. He returned to France in August 1918 & was badly gassed. He was awarded his MM in the London gazette 16-7-1918 whilst serving with the 1st battalion & this was followed by the award of the bar to the MM in the London Gazette 11-2-1919. He was sadly killed in action in France & Flanders 1-10-18.
He was a resident of Burton on Trent & is buried in Ribecourt railway cemetery.He is recorded by the CWGC as the late son of George & Mary.J.Dolman of 71 High Bank road, Ashby Road, Winshill, Burton on Trent.
He has a superb & lengthy entry in De Ruvignys roll of honour which includes the fact that he was awarded his MM for leading his men on an attack which had resisted attacks of another battalion during the whole day.In the evening the company to which the recipient belonged was ordered to attack it and it was largely due to his gallantry that the attack was successful. It is thought that this was the action for which he was awarded the bar to his MM as in the entry from De Ruvigny the copy letter from the recipients commanding officer states that he had already been awarded the MM prior to this date.
EF/NEF with original condolence slip for the medals & letter of award.Along with MIC & medal roll details, CWGC details, London Gazette details & details from S.D.G.W. A truly superb & indeed rare MM & bar group to a KIA recipient with a roll of honour entry in De Ruvigny.
WW1 GVR 1st type D.C.M, 1914-15 Trio, EIIR 2nd type Imperial service medal & Belgium Decoration Militaire
To- 7420.2.AM / 1.A.M.C.M.REYNOLDS.R.F.C
Christopher Maurice Reynolds was born at 40 Rokesmith Street, West Derby, Liverpool, in February 1898. He enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps as Air Mechanic 2nd Class in August 1915. Having been a Telegraphist with the Post Office prior to the war his R.F.C. trade became Wireless Operator. He served in the French theatre of war from 2 October 1915, and was posted for service with 5 Squadron at Abeele, close to the French/Belgium border. Reynolds advanced to Air Mechanic 1st Class in October 1916. The Squadron had several moves in France during Reynolds service, and he is recorded as having received multiple wounds on 24 June 1917, after which he was evacuated to 26 General Hospital at Etaples. He left France for the UK on the Hospital Ship Princess Elisabeth the following month.
Reynolds was discharged ‘medically unfit’ in September 1918, and was awarded the Silver War Badge, with King’s Certificate.
D.C.M. London Gazette 25 August 1917:
‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in repeatedly repairing wireless apparatus under heavy shell fire and at great personal risk. On the last occasion he was wounded in eight places, and lost his left arm in the execution of his duty, setting a magnificent example of fearless devotion.’
One of only 92 Distinguished Conduct Medals awarded to members of the Royal Flying Corps.
I.S.M. London Gazette 11 April 1958 (Assistant Superintendent, Post Office, Liverpool).
Belgium, Decoration Militaire London Gazette 24 September 1917.
I.S.M with post nominal letters DCM after the recipients name.
Thought to be a unique combination of awards to the R.F.C.
GVF or better & mounted for wear. sold with extensive research
GVR 1st type WW1 Distinguished conduct medal (DCM) & Memorial plaque
(Cheshire bantam battalion)
George Bellyon was KIA F&F 14-10-1918 & was born in Bethnal Green, London & enlisted in Shoreditch.
He was awarded the DCM in the London gazette 3-9-1919 with the following citation.
During the period 23rd March 1918 to 16th September 1918, he has rendered exceptional service in the front line. Of a fearless nature, he has at the same time a most cheerful disposition and of the greatest value in inspiring the men under his command with confidence and getting the most out of them.Whenever patrol work has to be done he always volunteered, and has done most useful work in this respect. He is always at his best when danger is greatest.
He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial.
GVF or better & complete with MIC details, CWGC & SDGW Details along with London gazette details.
GV 1st type WW1 DCM & WW1 Pair To- 14710.SJT.W.JOHNSON.NORTH'D.FUS William Johnson from Gateshead enlisted in to the 10th service battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers 9-11-1914 & was awarded the DCM for service in Italy in the London Gazette 3-6-1918 with the citation being published 21-10-1918. The citation states For conspicuous gallantry & devotion to duty at all times in operations.On one occassion, when going in with his company to relieve a battalion, owing to severe shelling and bad conditions, his platoon was cut off.After getting it into a trench for cover, he personally reconnoitred the way to the front post, afterwards returning, leading up his platoon, and effecting relief.His courage and initiative were worthy of high praise. He was discharged with a silver war badge 24-3-19
GVF or better with very minor contact marks in the obverse field on the DCM & complete with MIC details, Medal roll details & 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
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