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China 1900 with Relief of Pekin clasp, 1914-15 trio & GVR 2nd type I.S.M
Willie Read was born in Norwich 25-10-1879 & joined the navy in 1897 & served on land with the shore parties from HMS Barfleur during the relief of Pekin. He transferred to the RFR in 1905 but was recalled for service in WW1. He served on HMS Hogue from 2--8-1914 until the vessel was sunk 29-9-1914.He then served onboard HMS Wildfire until he was discharged with a silver war badge in 1916 due to ill health. He was awarded the ISM in the London gazette 21--4-1936 for his services as a postman in Norwich. Despite his length of service, he spent a couple of spells in the cells & did not qualify for the LS&GC
GVF & complete with copy service papers & London gazette details
WW1 Pair, Defence medal, 1939-45 War medal & GV coinage head RN LS&GC
To- R.M.A.14777 / 214777.GNR/MNE.W.MARSHALL.
R.M.A / RM
Wilfred Marshall was born in Castleford, Yorks 9-5-1893 & joined the R.M.A at York 1-11-1915. He had continuous service from 1915 to 1934 and was awarded his LS&GC in 1931. He was discharged to pension in 1934 but re-called for service in WW2 & served at home from September 1939 to September 1945.
GVF or better & mounted as worn, Complete with copy service papers
WW1 Pair, GSM 1918-1962 with S.Persia clasp, GVR 1st type IGS Waziristan 1919-21 & Waziristan 1921-24, WW2 Defence & War medals
To- CAPT.F.G.CARDEN.84-PUJABIS (GSM)
Frederick George Carden was born September 1892 & was commissioned in to the Royal Sussex regiment 28-8-1916. He transferred to the Indian Army 13-8-1918 & served in both South Persia & Waziristan.Prior to his discharge to the reserve of officers post WW1. He was re-called for service in WW2 & held a number of appointments with movement control between 1939 & 1945
he applied for his pre WW2 campaign medals 31-5-1939 whilst living in Australia
NEF & complete with a pair of metal dog tags & the recipients name badge along with basic research details.
WW1 Pair & GSM 1918-1962 With S.Persia clasp
Raymond Simpson Greenwood was a commissioned in to the Duke of Wellingtons West Riding Regiment & was admitted in to the I.A.R.O 5-12-1917. He went on to serve with this unit in South Persia. He left the service in 1924 & when he applied for his medals he gave his home address as
Stodford, Greenroyd, Halifax
Complete with MIC & medal roll details
Mint boxed 1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Defence medal & 1939-45 War medal with both ticker tape slips & the original Air Ministry issue document all housed in the original O.H.M.S box of issue.Along with the recipients original Irving parachute company caterpillar club badge that is named on the reverse to the recipient.
Lawrence Ernest Watson from Rotherham was born 18-10-1922 & enlisted 7-4-1941.He trained as a pilot both in the UK & in the U.S.A & after he completed his training was posted to 49 squadron & was shot down & captured on the night of the 9th / 10th of August 1943 having set of from RAF Fiskerton in Lancaster ED719.All of the crew survived and became prisoners of war with the recipient being held in Stalags Luft 1, Luft 6 & Luft 4.
Complete with the recipients original Irving parachute company caterpillar club badge that is named on the reverse to the recipient in the rank of F/SGT along with a original group photograph of the recipient and other crew members taken whilst in training in the U.S.A. A truly superb group with copies of the recipients service record and some very basic biographical details.
1939-45 Star, France & Germany Star, Defence medal, 1939-45 War medal & GVIR 1st type territorial efficiency medal
Arthur John Vinten was wounded in North West Europe
26-8-1944 whilst serving with the 185th Field regiment of the Royal Artillery. He was discharged to the class Z reserve 7-3-1946.
Complete with WW2 casualty roll details & details from the Royal artillery enlistment books
WW1 Pair & Mercantile Marine war medal with a large archive of original documents & a photograph
Benjamin Arthur William Franey was born in Twickenham in 1895 & served an apprentice with the Mercantile Marine prior to being commissioned in to the R.N.V.R. He aurvived the torpeding of the SS.South Wales by the U-62 west of the Scilly Isles 24-6-1917 & served on the mine sweeping sloop HMS Lily from 11-12-1917 to 1-4-1918. He was discharged with a silver war badge 11-9-1918. Sadly his original silver war badge is missing from the group but the rare original issue certificate is with the group along with the large archive of original documents as pictured
NEF or better
Mint boxed 1939-45 Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal & 1939-45 War Medal with M.I.D oakleaf To- 1897245.WO.CL.2.J.D.CARRUTHERS.RE
The recipient was mentioned in despatches for gallant & distinguished services in North West Europe in the London gazette 4-4-1946.He was a native of Leicester & the group comes with the original M.I.D certificate, box of issue, issue documents & other assorted original letters and documents as pictured
GVIR 1st type GSM 1918-1962 with Palestine clasp, 1939-45 star, Africa Star & 1939-45 War medal
The recipient was captured at taken prisoner of war on Leros 16-11-1943 serving with the 1st battalion of the Kings own Royal Lancaster Regiment
WW1 Pair & IGS 1908 with Afghanistan NWF 1919 clasp to- 113955.PTE.F.W.MORGAN.M.G.C
Francis.W.Morgan first served overseas with the 288th company of the Machine Gun Corps infantry. He had enlisted in to the Green Howards in 1911 but transfered to the M.G.C prior to seeing active service in 1917. He finished his service in 1927 with the Royal Tank Corps and at this stage was working as a Kitchen porter in London & living in Manor Park.
Complete with MIC & medal roll details along with details from the tank corps enlistment books
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