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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
Mint cased EIIR Civil B.E.M & mint cased EIIR 2nd type I.S.M To- JOHN.HENRY.STAMMERS
The recipient was awarded his B.E.M in the London gazette 10-6-1961 for his services as a telegraph supervisor at the head post office in Leeds, West Yorkshire. His I.S.M was gazetted later the same month 23-6-1961 upon his retirement.
Complete with a vast archive of original letters & telegrams of congratulations along with the certificate for the I.S.M & a photograph of the recipient being presented with his B.E.M by Lord Scarborough who was the lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire.
EF/MINT & Complete with copy gazette details
WW1 Pair To- 34483.PTE.G.M.STAMMERS.W.YORK.R
George.M.Stammers from Leeds first served overseas with the 18th service battalion of the W.York.R & went on to serve with both the 2/8th & 10th battalions prior to his transfer to the class Z army reserve 14-3-1919.He was awarded a sterling silver cricket medal from the 3rd army rest camp in France between 21-7-1918 & 5-8-1918.
Post WW1 he served as secretary to the 10th battalion association and was presented with a sterling silver cigarette case when he left the post in 1934.(total weight of the case 134 grams)
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 & memorial plaque
James Deangate Died of wounds in India 14-9-1917 serving with 3.coy.1st.Btn.R.Sussex.Regt
He was 20 years of age at the time of his death and is commemorated on the Karachi 1914-18 memorial.
He was born in Saddlescombe, Sussex & enlisted in Hastings.He is recorded by the C.W.G.C as the late son of James & Naomi Deansgate of Sedlescombe, East Sussex.
GVF or better & complete with MIC details along with details from both S.D.G.W & the C.W.G.C
Mint boxed WW1 Pair
To- 12-1599.C-SJT.G.WARD.YORK & LANC.R
George Ward from Grimethorpe was one of the original members of the 12th service battalion of the York & Lancaster regiment (The Sheffield city battalion / pals)
He was born in 1896 & Wounded on the Somme
16-8-1916 & discharged to the class Z army reserve 13-1-1919
NEF/EF & complete with MIC & other basic details.
WW1 Canadian memorial cross
Alexander William Wright was born 1-10-1885 in Newcastle-on-Tyne. He was working as a carpenter in Artland, Sask when he enlisted in to the 54th Canadian Infantry 13-3-1916. He sadly died of war related causes 22-9-1930 & the memorial cross was issued to his widow Mrs Grace Wright of Dipton, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
GVF or better and complete with basic research details
Malta Gorge Cross 50th anniversary medal
Original striking 1992
Unnamed as issued
NEF/EF & mounted from the original presentation pin
2003 Iraq medal with 19 Mar to 28 Apr clasp
Complete with the original box of issue
DCM, QSA 1899-1902 with clasps for Cape Colony & South Africa 1902,
1914-15 Trio with MID oakleaves
To- 7737 / 240651.CPL.J.KNOX.5TH.R.SCOTS.FUS (on the DCM & trio) & 37870.PTE.J.KNOX.139TH.COY.31ST.IMPERIAL.YEOMANRY (on the QSA)
The recipient served with fincastle's horse in the Boer war & served with the 5th territorial force battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers in WW1
He was awarded the DCM in the London gazette 21-6-1916 with the following citation
For conspicuous gallantry & devotion to duty.When in charge of stretcher-bearers, He was on duty for 50 hours under heavy fire & set a fine example.
I suspect that this is a Gallipoli award but no theatre is stated in the gazette. However the recipient first landed on Gallipoli 6-6-1915 & his battalion left Gallipoli in January 1916 but served in Egypt until April 1918 so if it is not a Gallipoli award? it is a Mediteranean theatre award.
The award of the mention in despatches for service in the Mediterranean / Gallipoli whilst under Sir Charles Monro's command was published in the London gazette 13-7-1916
GVF with copy MIC details, medal rolls & London gazette details
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