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1914-15 Trio To- CHAPN.F.R.KEIGHLEY.RN.
Frederick Richardson Keighley.BA. studied history & politics at Cambridge & was ordained in 1893.Prior to WW1 he was vicar at a number of churches in London & was commissioned as a Royal Navy Chaplain in 1915. He served as a chaplain until 1919 & then returned to his parish. The 1948 copy of Crockfords clerical directory states that he was the vicar of Tuddenham, Ipswich, Suffolk.He applied for his campaign medals in 1924 & requested a silver war badge.However his silver badge was refused.
GVF/VF with both the 1914-15 star & victory medal being gold plated or gilded.
QSA 1899-1902 with Relief of Ladysmith clasp
Arthur Smith was born in York and joined the 4th battalion of the West Yorkshire regiment in 1894 age 23 & was called to the colours 19-12-1899 to serve with the 2nd battalion in South Africa.After service at the Relief of Ladysmith he was discharged as time expired 31-7-1900 & is also entitled to the South Africa 1901 clasp. This was however issued to the recipient after the medal had been issued and was never attached to the medal.
NEF & complete with copy service papers & medal roll details.
Nato medal with Kosovo clasp & Operational service medal with Afghanistan clasp
David Thomas Martin was born on 30 August 1981 at Dunoun, Argyll & Bute and was a replenishment officer upon his enlistment in May 1999. He served on Operation Agricola in Kosovo with the Commndo Logistics Regiment. Martin joined 45 Commando on 20 April 2002, soon after serving in Afghanistan during Operation Jacana, April-July 2002. He was released in January 2007 and ran the Men's Health Survival of the Fittest event for Cash for Commandos in 2012;
GVF or better & complete with waxed cloth Certificate of Service, copied Certificate of Discharge, Staff Report, besides photographs of his service and copied research, all housed within green Royal Marines folder.
The OSM is impressed which indicates a pre 2005 issue & the pin has been removed from the reverse of the court mounting to allow it to be displayed in a frame.
QSA 1899-1902 With clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal & South Africa 1901
Roland Horsfall Urmson was born in Bardsley, Lancs in 1871 and first served overseas as a Sjt with the Railway Pioneer regiment with service number 1000. He was commissioned in to his own unit in 1900 & finished his war as a captain.
GVF & complete with copy medal roll details and other basic research & biographical details
GSM 1962 with Borneo clasp
2 detachments of the 3rd battalion Parachute regiment served in Borneo between December 1962 & August 1966
NEF & court mounted as worn
GSM 1962 with South Arabia clasp
The 2nd battalion of the Parachute regiment served in South Arabia / Aden at some time between August 1964 & November 1967
NEF/GVF & court mounted as worn
GSM 1918-1962 with Palestine 1945-48 clasp
Slightly latter issue GVIR 1st type disc with a swivel suspender. This medal is not often seen named to the Parachute regiment and is normally simply named AAC
NEF or better
EIIR 2nd type GSM 1918-1962 with Cyprus clasp
All three battalions of the Parachute regiment served in Cyprus between April 1955 & April 1959
GVF/NEF with a minor official correction to the first three letters of the recipients surname.
EIIR 2nd type GSM 1918-1962 with clasps for Near East & Cyprus
The Near East operations in Suez as part of operation Musketeer were the last time that a whole battalion of the Parachute regiment made a operational assault by parachute
NEF & hard to find as a two clasp example
WW1 British War Medal & Mercantile Marine War medal To- GEORGE.H.SPENDER.
George.Henry.Spender was born in Southampton in 1873 & was one of a long line of Merchant Seamen. He applied for his medals in 1921 whilst living in Cumberland Street Southampton.
NEF & Complete with a extensive file of biographical research in to both the recipient & his seafaring family
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