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WW1 Military Medal (MM) & pair
To- 71482.PTE.A.E.BARKER.16th.NOTTS & DERBY.R
& 31995.PTE.A.E.BARKER.N.STAFF.R (on the pair)
Arthur.E.Barker was awarded his MM in the London gazette 13-9-1918 whilst serving with the 16th service battalion of the Notts & Derby regiment.
The citation states. For gallantry & devotion to duty between the 15th & 27th of April 1918, when serving as a composite battalion in the Wytschaete- Voormezeele area of Belgium when much good work was achieved in spite of continuous very heavy enemy bombardments.
The recipient was a resident of Darlington
NEF & complete with MIC & medal roll details along with London gazette details & citation details from the Notts & Derby gallantry awards book.
China 1900, 1914-15 trio, WW2 War medal & 1911 Coronation medal
To- PAYMR.J.E.JONES.RN.HMS.ARTHUSA (China)
FT.PAYR / PAYR.COMMR.J.E.JONES.RN (Trio)
John Edward Jones was born 4-9-1866 & joined the Royal Navy in 1883.He served onboard HMS Arethusa during the Boxer rebellion in China 1900 & was awarded his trio & his 1911 coronation medal for his services onboard HMS Neptune in the early stages of WW1 & then spent the rest of his WW1 service at Dartmouth Naval college.He had reached the rank of Paymaster Rear Admiral when he died in service 21-1-1948.
He was awarded the Military C.B.E in the London gazette 1-1-1923 (Dated 30-12-1922) but this is missing from the group.
GVIR 1st type NGS 1915-1962 with clasps for Palestine 1936-39 & Palestine 1945-48, WW2 Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal & 1953 Coronation Medal.
Ralph Williamson Jones was born 22-5-1904 & after service in Palestine during the Arab revolt of 1936-1939. He spent WW2 at HMS Victory & HMS Edinburgh Castle. He was awarded his 1953 Coronation medal as a Paymaster Captain (S) & died in Chichester in October of 1999 age 95.
Both groups are GVF or better & the sons group is mounted as worn. Complete with copy service papers for the father.Along with medal roll details & other basic research details. The sons group comes with Coronation medal roll details & registration of death details.
1914-15 Trio with Memorial plaque & scroll
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.
1st type Queen's Korea medal, UN Korea medal, GSM 1918-1962 with Cyprus clasp & EIIR 2nd type RAF LS&GC
To- 22400594.GNR.J.BLAND.RA (Korea)
& 414669.CPL/SGT.J.BLAND.RAF (GSM & LS&GC)
The recipient was wounded in Korea 24-5-1952 & after his recovery enlisted in to the R.A.F.His RAF service number is part of a very large number block as issued to regular enlistments in to the RAF between December 1946 & June 1958.
GVF & mounted as worn. Complete with copy page from the Korean war casualty roll.
QSA 1899-1901 with clasps for Orange Free state, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 & South Africa 1902 &
To- 4426.PTE.E.H.RUSSELL.20th.HUSSARS (QSA)
& T2SR-01732.DVR.E.RUSSELL.A.S.C (TRIO)
Ernest.H.Russell served in the Boer war with the 20th Hussars & following that service returned to the special reserve in the UK. He first landed in France 10-7-1915 with the Army Service Corps & was discharged to the class Z reserve at the wars end
NEF & complete with both medal roll & MIC details.
WW1 Pair To- 5331.PTE.W.C.JACKSON.HAC-INF.
William Charles Jackson first landed in France in October of 1916.He returned to the UK 6-3-1917 & did not return to France until 18-3-1918 when he then remained in that theatre of war until 5-2-1919
VF & complete with MIC & medal roll details
1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star with France & Germany clasp, Africa star with 8th Army clasp,War Medal
Joseph Cheers from Wigan enlisted in to the Kings own Royal Lancaster Regiment 12-9-1940 & transferred to the Maritime branch of the Royal Artillery 27-1-1941 & served with the 1st Regiment Maritime Royal Artillery.
Post WW2 he lived at 1 Turners Yard, Ince, Wigan & died 15-12-1960 leaving £895 & a few pence to his spinster sister.
The medals come complete with the original named box of issue & award certificate that has the recipients service number in ink on the reverse. Along with the superb glazed & framed certificate of service as a D.E.M.S gunner from the Maritime.RA. this is also named & numbered to the recipient.
The postal price reflects the weight & size of the glazed frame.
WW1 Bronze Memorial plaque
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.
1914-15 Trio & Memorial plaque
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
To- F-2530.J.PRIOR.P.O.M.R.N.A.S (on the star)
& 202530.F.SGT.J.PRIOR.R.A.F (on the pair)
John Prior was born in Stepney, London 3-2-1876 & joined the R.N.A.S 30-12-1914.He served on land at Dunkirk & across France & Flanders & took part in a number of land based operations (Armoured cars?)
He transferred to the newly formed R.A.F in April 1918 & was discharged in 1920 having made a failed pension application.
GVF & complete with copy RNAS & RAF service papers along with medal roll details.
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