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GVR WW1 Military Cross (MC) & 1914 Star trio
To- 2nd LIEUT / CAPT.J.N.FRANKS.BORDER.REGT
Joseph Nicholson Franks was a member of the 5th battalion of the Border Regiment when he landed in France 25-10-1914. He was twice wounded whilst serving in France & was awarded the Military Cross in the London gazette 1-1-1918. He was captured & taken prisoner of war on the first day of the March offensive 21-3-1918 & spent the remainder of the war in captivity. He applied for his medals in 1920 & gave his home address as Oak Bank, Whitehaven, Cumberland.
GVF/VF & complete with London gazette details, M.I.C details & details from war services of officers.
MC unnamed as issued
GVR 1st Type WW1 MM & pair
To- 40316.PTE.A.DARLING.2nd.NORTH'N.R (MM)
& 47756.PTE.A.DARLING.SUFFOLK.R (on the pair)
Alfred Darling from Cottenham was awarded his MM for services in France in the London gazette 17-6-19
NEF/GVF & complete with MIC & Gazette details
GVIR 1st type NGS 1915-1962 with Palestine 1936-39 Clasp, 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, 1939-45 War Medal
Marcus Henry Reginald Crichton was commissioned Midshipman 15-9-1922, Sub-Lieut 15-10-25, Lieutentant 1-2-28, Lt.Cdr 1-2-36, Commander on retirement 17-8-1949. Prior to his WW2 service the recipient served on Benbow, Dahalia, Malcolm, Durban, Walrus, Sussex, Shikari, Thanet, Active & Drake. Served on the China station in command of the gun boat Tern from 1938 to 25-2-41 & then went on to serve in the Mediterranean on board destroyers, Sailsbury, Witherington & Vanity.
GVF or better & mounted as worn. Complete with extensive research details that includes copy photographs of the recipient & other details
1914-15 Trio with the recipients original silver war badge & service documents
TO- 11329.PTE.T.E.BARKWORTH.YORK & LANC.R
Thomas Edward Barkworth was born in the St.Phillips district of Sheffield & enlisted in to the 6th service battalion of the York & Lancaster regiment 27-8-1914. He landed in the Balkans 2-7-1915 & received a gun shot wound to his left thigh
29-11-1915 whilst serving on Gallipoli. Sadly he had to have his left leg amputated & was discharged with the silver war badge 25-10-1916 having never served in France. He returned to Sheffield and gave his intended place of residence as 10 Birley Street Pitsmoor, Sheffield.
Silver war badge with horizontal pin fitting to the reverse & numbered 115597.
GVF or better & complete with original service documents as pictured along with copy service papers, M.I.C details & medal roll details.
1914-15 Trio & Memorial plaque
Albert Marshall first landed in France 25-11-1915 as a member of the 8th service battalion of the K.O.Y.L.I. He was sadly killed in action in France & Flanders
1-7-16 on the first day of the battle of the Somme.
He was born in Walkley & enlisted in Sheffield.
He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial.
GVF/NEF & complete with MIC details along with details from both S.D.G.W & the C.W.G.C
1914 Mons star trio with original August to November 1914 clasp
The 14th Hussars did not serve in France as a unit & spent all of the war in India & Mesopotamia. However they had a number of men on leave or sick in the UK at the outbreak of war & as such they sent 73 other ranks to France to serve with the Horse Guards. Thomas Lindley was one of these men & arrived in France 7-10-1914. As such he was one of only 73 other rank recipients of the 1914 star to the 14th Hussars.
GVF & complete with MIC & medal roll details
WW1 Pair & GVR 1st type IGS 1908 with Waziristan 1921-24 clasp
To- 34300.PTE.E.E.PURCHASE.M.G.C (on the pair)
& 1017390.DVR.E.E.PURCHASE.RA (on the IGS)
GVF & complete with MIC & medal roll details that state that Ernest.E.Purchase served with the 47th Battery Royal Artillery in India.
WW1 Pair & GV 1st type Special Constabulary Faithful service medal To- REV.M.W.MURRAY (on the pair)
& SUPERVISOR.MAURICE.W.MURRY (Constabulary)
The Reverend Maurice William Murray was born
14-7-1870 & was the son of the Reverend Frederick William Murray.During WW1 he served as a chaplain to the forces with the army chaplains department until he was discharged with a silver war badge.He applied for his badge in 1918 whilst living at Leybourne rectory, West Mailing, Kent. But my 1921 when he applied for his medals he was the rector of Chumleigh in Devon.He died 3-10-1942 age 72
GVF & complete with MIC details, War badge roll details & some basic biographical details.
A scarce rank on the Special Constabulary Faithful service medal.
WW1 Pair & Croix-De-Guerre (Belgium)
Clement.George.Green was awarded the Belgian Croix-De-Guerre for services in France & Flanders in the London gazette 4-9-1919 whilst serving with the 35th Divisional Signal Coy. Royal.Engineers. The gazette goes on to state that he was a resident of Caversham, Reading, Berkshire.
NEF & complete with MIC details along with copy service papers & London gazette details
Service number on medals is 61907 & is published in error in the London gazette as 69107.But all is confirmed in his service papers & MIC details
1914-15 Trio & Memorial plaque
Charles Downham first landed in the Balkans 16-6-15 & after serving in the Balkans / Gallipoli he transferred to serve with the 17th battalion in France & Flanders. He was sadly killed in action in France & Flanders
23-7-1916 serving with the 17th battalion. He was born & lived in Fulham & enlisted in Hammersmith. He was 25 years of age when he died & having no known grave he is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission state that he was the late son of James Edwin & Lucy Downham of 22 Jervis Road, Fulham. they also state he served on Gallipoli and that his full name was in fact Bulden Chapman Edgar Downham despite enlisting & serving as Charles Downham.
GVF & complete with MIC details along with details from both SDGW & the CWGC.
All three medals correctly named C.Downham & Plaque named Charles Downham which corresponds with the MIC & SDGW
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