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No clasp China 1900, WW1 BWM, EVII RN LS&GC
To- W.J.FRIEND.AB.HMS.DIDO (China 1900)
William John Friend from Ramsgate, Kent was born
21-8-1876 & joined the Navy as a boy in 1895.
He transferred to the Coast Guard in 1905 & was awarded his LS&GC in 1909.
These three medals are his complete entitlement as he did not serve afloat during WW1.
GVF/VF & complete with copy service papers & medal rolls.
IGS 1895 With clasps for Punjab Frontier 1897-98 & Tirah 1897-98, 1914-15 trio & GV Territorial efficiency
To- 8123.PTE.J.GRAHAM.2nd K.O.S.B
John Graham from Glasgow enlisted in to the 2nd K.O.S.B 25-6-1896 age 18. He transferred to the army reserve in 1904 & was re-called to the colours on the outbreak of WW1. He landed in France 5-12-1914 & served in theatre until March of 1916 when he returned to the UK suffering from trench foot. He was discharged to the army reserve in 1919 & went to to serve with the 7th territorial battalion of the HLI
(T.E.M Named 3299539.WO.CL.2.7th.H.L.I)
The IGS 1895 is a official duplicate issue as issued to the recipient in 1919 & is named in WW1 style
NEF or better & complete with copy service papers & medal roll details
1939-45 Star, Africa Star with 8th Army clasp, Italy Star, Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal, 1st type Queens Korea Medal & UN Korea Medal
NEF & court mounted for display
GSM 1962 with Northern Ireland clasp, 1982 South Atlantic medal with combat rosette, United nations medal with Cyprus ribbon (UNFICYP)
The vendor stated that the recipient was attached to 2 Para during the Falklands conflict & it is worthy of note that sadly 4 members of the A.C.C were KIA during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict
GVF/NEF & court mounted as worn
Canadian issue Queen's Korea medal with Canada below the monarchs effigy & UN Korea medal
Beverly Garth Heenan was a resident of Ontario & served with the Royal Canadian Regiment in Korea. He is listed as wounded in the official casualty list No-165 dated 10-1-1953.
One of 409 members of the R.C.R to be wounded in Korea between 1951 & 1953
NEF & complete with casualty roll details
1914-15 Trio & GV 1st type RN LS&GC
Henry Courtney was born in Walsall Staffordshire 28-8-1884 & joined the Royal Navy in 1903. He spent the first half of the great war onboard HMS Dominican & the second half of the war onboard HMS Suffolk. He was awarded his LS&GC in 1918 & discharged in 1920
GVF or better & complete with copy service papers
1939-45 Star, France & Germany Star, 1939-45 War Medal, GSM 1918-1962 with Palestine 1945-48 clasp, 1977 silver jubilee medal & Fire service long service medal To- 14859537.CPL.R.COBLEY.R.SIGS (GSM)
& STN.OFFR.RONALD.COBLEY (Long service)
Ronald Cobley from Rotherham, South Yorkshire enlisted in 1943/1944 & the GSM roll states that he served with the 6th Airborne division in Palestine from 31-10-1945 to 30-6-1948. He joined Rotherham borough fire service in 1949/1950 & was awarded his long service medal as a station officer & the award certificate for the 1977 silver jubilee medal states that he was a divisional officer grade three when he was awarded this. The group comes complete with a huge archive of original material including the recipients photograph album from his time in Palestine. This contains 155 small snap shot type photographs of the recipient on military service including several shots of parachute drops, 1 x large military photo of the signal troop, 59th British light regiment RA in Quetta February 1947, 1 x postcard size military photograph of the same unit, 15 assorted fire service course photographs of assorted sizes, issue certificate for the 1977 silver jubilee medal, 11 x assorted fire service training certificates & a newspaper cutting with regards to the recipients promotion to divisional officer which states that he served with the 144th & 6th airborne divisional signals in WW2.
A truly superb & well documented group to the airborne signals
GVF & complete with medal roll details for the GSM
please note that the postal cost reflects the weight of the documents & photographs but i will be happy if the buyer wishes to collect the group from the shop or at a fair.
1914 Mons star trio with original August to November 1914 clasp & M.I.D oakleaves, GV GSM 1918-1962 with Iraq clasp, GVR 1st type army LS&GC & Corps of Commissionaires long service medal
To- 33888 / 1048569.GNR/BMBR/SJT.E.A.GREEN.
R.F.A / RA
Ernest.Alfred.Green first enlisted in 1904 & served for the duration of WW1. He re-enlisted in 1919 & took his final discharge in 1928 having been awarded his LS&GC in 1926.
He was mentioned in Despatches for services in France by Haigh whilst serving with the 71st battery, 36th brigade, Royal Field Artillery & this was published in the London gazette 4-7-1919.
Following his military service he was a long serving member of the Corps of Commissionaires and his long service medal from this organisation is named A.E.GREEN to the reverse
NEF /GVF & complete with MIC & medal roll details along with London gazette details and other basic research details
1914-15 Trio & IGS 1908 with Malabar 1921-22 clasp
To-33293.PTE.F.V.WHITE.WELSH.R (on the trio)
& 5719352.PTE.F.B.WHITE.DORSET.R (on the IGS)
Frank.V.White first served overseas with the 19th service battalion of the Welsh regiment & first landed in France 5-12-1915. This battalion was a new army battalion & had the secondary title of the Glamorgan pioneers. During the war he transferred to the Dorset regiment and was given the new service number of 0695. He was again re-numbered as 5719352 & went on to serve with the 2nd battalion of the regiment in Malabar 1921-22
GVF/VF Complete with MIC & medal roll details that confirm all of the above details.
(Please not the incorrect 2nd initial on the IGS)
IGS 1908 with Burma 1930-32 clasp & GVIR 1st type Regular Army LS&GC
To- 6279183.SJT / WO.CL.2.S.E.C.THOMAS.
GVF/NEF & complete with medal roll details for the IGS
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