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1914-15 TRIO,MEMORIAL PLAQUE & SCROLL, HMS LAFOREY 23-3-1917, WITH A VAST ARCHIVE OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS

1914-15 Trio with Memorial plaque & scroll
To- K.12211.E.C.PICKERING.STO.1.RN
Edward Crispin Pickering was born in Chelsea 12-4-93 & Joined the Royal Navy 28-8-1911.
He was sadly lost at sea when HMS Laforey was sunk by a mine on route between Folkestone & Dieppe.
He was 23 years of age & is commemorated on the Chatham Naval memorial. He is recorded by the Commonwealth war graves commission as the only son of Bessie Long Pickering of 27 Kingsley House, Chelsea, London.
Complete with a truly superb archive of over 20 original documents & letters including the recipients original service papers, letters with regards to his service & death. 2x letters home to his mother from the recipient & the recipients personal album of newspaper cuttings which relate to ships he served on from 1912 to his death in 1917. Each page has details in the margins in ink in the recipients own hand.
A truly superb time capsule to a gallant young sailor.
The medals are GVF/NEF & the plaque has been lightly cleaned & polished a very long time ago & has two very tin pin holes top and bottom where it was once mounted in a frame.

Code: 51601

525.00 GBP


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WW1 MEMORIAL PLAQUE, GEORGE LAROCHE, R.N.R, KIA JUTLAND, HMS BLACK PRINCE

WW1 Bronze Memorial plaque
To-GEORGE LAROCHE
George Laroche was born in Hull 11-1-1894 & joined the Royal Naval Reserve as a stoker in 1914 with service number 4481S. whilst living in Stockton on Tees. He was lost at sea during the battle of Jutland 31-5-1916 when his ship HMS Black Prince was lost with all hands. His medals & memorial plaque were issued to his father Mr Joseph Laroche at his address, 8 Ewbank Street, Stockton-on-Tees.
He was 19 years of age at the time of his death & is commemorated on the Chatham Naval memorial.
VF Lightly cleaned. With two small indentations on the reverse where it was once mounted in a frame. Complete with copy service papers & CWGC details.

Code: 51612

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WW1 1914-15 TRIO & MEMORIAL PLAQUE, 7th KINGS SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY (K.S.L.I) D.O.W F&F 24-7-1916

1914-15 Trio & Memorial plaque
To- 16462.PTE/CPL.C.THOMAS.SHROPS.L.I
Clement Thomas was a member of the 7th battalion. Kings Shropshire Light Infantry & first landed in France 30-12-1915. He sadly died of wounds on the Somme 24-7-1916 during the battle of Bazentin Ridge / wood.
He was born & lived in Hadnall, Shropshire & enlisted in Shrewsbury. He was 30 years of age at the time of his death & is buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension.
GVF & complete with MIC details along with details from both S.D.G.W & the C.W.G.C

Code: 51593

325.00 GBP


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MINT BOXED 1914-15 TRIO, 1/3rd SCOTTISH HORSE DIED MALTA 1915

Mint boxed 1914-15 trio
To- 648.PTE.W.D.MUNRO.SCO.H
William Donald Munro first landed on Gallipoli 1-9-1915 & sadly died on Malta 1-11-1915
He was born in Glencorse, Midlothian & enlisted in Berwick-on-Tweed whilst living in Edinburgh.
He was 21 years of age at the time of his death & is buried in the Pieta Military Cemetery on Malta.
He is recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as the late son of the Late.L.Munro & Mrs Munro of Edinburgh. It is worthy of note that he is buried in a grave with three other servicemen including another member of the Scottish Horse who died on the same day as this recipient
EF/MINT with original silk medal ribbons & complete with MIC details & details from both S.D.G.W & the C.W.G.C

Code: 51577

265.00 GBP


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MINT BOXED 1914-15 TRIO, OFFICER 1st BLACK WATCH, KILLED BY TRENCH MORTAR 22-5-1915

Mint boxed 1914-15 Trio
To- 2nd LIEUT.G.MITCHELL.R.HIGHRS
George Mitchell was born in Bingley, Yorkshire and was the son of a mill owner. He was educated at Loretto school in Edinburgh.He was over six foot tall & once competed in a boxing match with Georges Carpentier the famous French boxer.
He enlisted in to the public schools battalion of the Royal Fusiliers in September 1914 & was soon commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Black Watch / Royal Highlanders.He was sadly killed
22-5-1915 when a trench mortor exploded accidentally whilst he was acting as the battalion bombing instructor.He is buried in the Fouquieres churchyard extension at Bethune & is recorded by the C.W.G.C as the late 26 year old son of Son of Tom and Marion I. Mitchell, of The Park, Ecceshill, Bradford, Yorkshire.
EF/MINT & complete with copy officers service papers, MIC details & other research details.

Code: 51509

465.00 GBP


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WW1 1914-15 TRIO & MEMORIAL PLAQUE, 7th EAST KENT.REGT (THE BUFFS) KIA F&F 21-3-1918

1914-15 Trio & Memorial plaque
To- G-5664.PTE.T.A.FRIEND.E.KENT.R
Thomas Arthur Friend was a member of the 7th battalion of the Buffs & first landed in France 28-7-15. He was sadly killed in action in France & Flanders
21-3-1918 on the first day of the Kaisers March offensive. He was born in Swanley, Kent & enlisted in Marylebone whilst living in Stepney, Middlesex.
He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Pozieres memorial.
NEF/EF & complete with MIC details along with details from both S.D.G.W & the C.W.G.C

Code: 51482

325.00 GBP


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WW1 1914-15 TRIO, SADDLER SJT,17th DIV.TRAIN.A.S.C, D.O.W F&F 29-10-1918

1914-15 Trio
To- TS-4991.DVR.A.SD.SJT.F.L.EDWARDS.A.S.C
(TS-4991.S-SGT.F.L.EDWARDS.A.S.C on the pair)
Frank Leonard Edwards was born in Bridgnorth on 1890 & was the son of William & Fanny Edwards. His father was in business as a saddler with a business on Bridge street in Bridgnorth.Frank joined the family business but enlisted in to the A.S.C in November 1914 age 25. He landed in France with the A.S.C 13-7-1915. He was sadly wounded & died of wounds in France & Flanders 29-10-1918 serving with 14th Coy 17th Divisional Train A.S.C.He is is buried in Selridge British cemetery at Montay in France & by this time he was a married man & left a widow who received a letter of sympathy from his commanding officer who stated that he had been wounded on a night bombing raid.
VF with MIC details along with basic research details & details from both S.D.G.W & The C.W.G.C

Code: 51432

135.00 GBP


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WW1 PAIR & MEMORIAL PLAQUE, 20th DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY (WEARDALE BATTALION)

WW1 Pair & Memorial plaque
To- 30593.PTE.E.SHARP.DURH.L.I
Edward Sharp Died of Wounds in France & Flanders 24-9-1917 serving with the 20th service battalion of the Durham Light Infantry. (Weardale pals btn)
He was born in Winston, Yorks & enlisted & lived in Ferryhill, Durham. He was 24 years of age at the time of his death & is buried in Godewaersvelde British Cemetery & is recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as the late son of Mr & Mrs Edward Sharp of Ferryhill Village, Ferryhill, County Durham.
GVF & complete with MIC details along with details from both S.D.G.W & the C.W.G.C

Code: 51389

195.00 GBP


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WW1 PAIR, ROYAL ENGINEERS, DIED 8-11-18, EX N.E.RAILWAY FROM NORTH SHIELDS

WW1 Pair To- 290382.SPR.L.D.T.BELL.RE
Leonard Dobson Thompson Bell was born in
Percy Main & enlisted in North Sheilds. He joined the North Eastern Railway 12-7-1909 & was a gangman / plate-layer. He enlisted in to the Royal Engineers & after arriving in France he was issued with a new service number WR-506837 and was serving with the 12th port construction company of the Royal Engineers when he died of pneumonia in hospital at Rouen 8-11-1918 age 24. He is buried in the St.Sever cemetery extension at Rouen & is recorded by the C.W.G.C as the late son of Thomas & Mary Ann Bell of Percy Main, North Shields.
NEF & complete with MIC details along with other basic research including S.D.G.W & C.W.G.C details

Code: 51381

70.00 GBP


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WW1 1914-15 TRIO, 3rd ROYAL FUSILIERS, KIA F&F 3-5-1915

1914-15 Trio To- SR-7977.PTE.J.CROXFORD.R.FUS
James Croxford first landed in France 9-2-1915 & was sadly killed in action in France & Flanders 3-5-1915 during the battle of St.Julien.Whilst serving with the 3rd battalion Royal Fusiliers.He was born in Hoxton & enlisted in Finsbury.He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Menin gate at Ypres.
The recipients 1914-15 star is named with the incorrect initial A as opposed to J but this is confirmed on the recipients M.I.C
NEF & complete with MIC details along with details from SDGW & the C.W.G.C

Code: 51338

185.00 GBP


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