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WW1 Military Medal (MM) & pair
18th.W.ONT.R / 18th CAN.INF
Robert Elson Swansborough was born in Guilford, Surrey 13-5-1894. He was born out of wedlock and was taken in to the care of the parish. At 15 years of age he emigrated to Canada onboard the Empress of Ireland. He enlisted in to the C.E.F 11-12-1915 & first posted to the 116th overseas battalion.He embarked for the UK from Nova Scotia 23-7-1916 & arrived at Liverpool 31-7-1916.On December 3rd 1916 he was taken on strength of the 18th battalion of the Canadian Infantry.He was awarded the MM in the London Gazette 28-9-1918 serving with the 18th battalion Western Ontario Regiment.He was discharged in Canada 24-5-1919 & returned to the UK in 1930 where he died in Ashford, Kent 9-3-1977 leaving an estate valued at £6212.00
GVF or better & complete with a extensive electronic file of research that will be sent to the buyer via e-mail.
No clasp QSA 1899-1902 & China 1900 with Relief of Pekin clasp To- J.BOYD.STO.HMS.TERRIBLE
James Boyd was born in St Cuthberts, Edinburgh on the 17th of January 1870 & joined the Royal Navy in January 1894 with the service number 276052.He served onboard HMS Terrible from March of 1893 through to October 1902. Boyd seems not to have been to happy Naval authority & on ten different occasions he was sentenced to be detained in cells, the most serious offence being when he was recorded as having ran from HMS Achilles on 21st Aug. 1911. He was recovered and sentenced to a period of 90 days. Boyd also had two run ins with the Civil Power.Stoker Boyd was sentenced to 30 days detention but was invalided from the Service on the 16th of August 1914.Before he could undergo this period of punishment.During the Boxer rebellion in China 1900 Boyd was part of the Service Coy., under the command of P.O. Mullis.
This is the recipients full & complete medal entitlement for his service in the Royal Navy as despite his length of service he was not entitled to the RN LS&GC due to his less than good conduct.
GVF/VF with contact marks in the field on both medals & a minor EK to the QSA & complete with both copy service papers & medal roll details
QSA 1899-1902 with clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 & South Africa 1902.
William Henry David Springett was born in Maidstone, Kent 7-2-1879 & during the Boer war served with the 7th Leicestershire company of the 4th battalion Imperial Yeomanry.During WW1 he served as a WO.CL.1 with the 52nd Canadian Infantry & was wounded in Flanders 28-6-1916 with a gun shot wound to the left arm.
52nd New Ontario battalion C.E.F
GVF/NEF & complete with medal roll details & copy service papers along with other biographical research details.
WW1 British War Medal & GV Colonial Auxiliary force long service
To- MAJOR.E.W.COOKE.18th MOUNTED.RIFLES
Ernest William Cooke was born in Bexwell, Norfolk in 1869 & emigrated to Canada prior to the outbreak of WW1.He enlisted in Moosomin, Saskatchewan & stated that he was a farmer from Carey, Manitoba.
He served in the UK with the HQ of the 18th Canadian Mounted Rifles & this pair is his sole & complete medal entitlement.
GVF or better & complete with copy service details
WW1 Pair & mint cased Canadian Memorial cross
Edward Hopping was born in Enfield, Middlesex on the 8th of August 1877.He joined the C.E.F in Toronto in November 1914 & stated that he was a brick maker by trade.He served in France & Flanders & had several spells in hospital due to ill health. He was discharged in England in 1919 & died in 1936. His death was attributed to the effects of his war service & as such his widow was issued with the memorial cross which is simply named 55862.A.SGT.E.HOPPING to the reverse
GVF/NEF with both the full length neck ribbon & the case of issue for the memorial cross. Complete with a electronic copy of his 66 page service file that will be sent to the buyer via e-mail.
GSM 1962 with South Arabia clasp
1914-15 Trio To- 603.GNR.E.YARROW.2/CAN.DIV.AC
(on the star) & 603.GNR.E.YARROW.C.F.A (pair)
Complete with the original postal envelope & forwarding letters for the medals. The envelope is addressed to the recipient at his home address in Altrincham, Cheshire.
NEF & complete with a extensive electronic copy of the recipients service records that will be sent to the buyer via e-mail
WW1 1914-15 trio
To- 13768.GNR.G.MAIDSTONE.CAN.FD.ART (star)
& 13768.L-CPL.G.MAIDSTONE.12-CAN.INF (pair)
George Maidstone was born in Jarrow on Tyne
18-2-1876 & enlisted in Vancover in September 1914 & stated that he had 18 years prior service with the British Army.
GVF or better & complete with basic enlistment details
WW1 Pair To- LIEUT.O.D.FRITH
Oral Dunbar Frith was born Maxville, Ontario 24-8-93 & Joined the C.E.F in Ottawa in May 1915. He first served overseas with the Canadian Engineers but was commissioned in to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps 22-11-1917.He was discharged medically unfit in 1918.
GVF & Complete with a electronic copy of his 108 page service file that will be sent to the buyer via e-mail.
Frederick William Bauckham was born in Toronto on the 7th of April 1894 & joined the C.E.F in August 1915 age 21. He served in France & Flanders from July of 1916 & returned to Canada in July 1919.
NEF & Complete with a electronic copy of his 51 page service file that will be sent to the buyer via e-mail.
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