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MSM And TFEM To The Dorset RGA ( Only Entitlement)


MSM announced in the London Gazette of the 30th of May 1919, for valuable services carried out in connection with the war

CSM Baigent was from Portland Dorset, he has no WW! medal entitlement, these his only 2 medals

Medals in EF condition

Code: 50671


MSM ( Geo V ) To The 16th High LI

MSM ( Geo V ) 14188 A SJT J JOHNSTON 16 / HIGH LI

MSM announced in the London Gazette of the 14th of October 1919 for valuable services in France and Flanders

John Johnston was an original member of the 16th ( Boys Brigade ) Battalion , Highland Light Infantry

The 16th (Service) Battalion (2nd Glasgow), which was formed from former members of the Glasgow Battalion of the Boys' Brigade and was known as the Glasgow Boys' Brigade Battalion was heavily involved in action on the 1st day of the Somme , 1st of July 1916. ii is also remembered for an incident at the Frankfurt trench at the Battle of the Ancre, the last offensive of the battle of the Somme, where around 60 men of D company were surrounded and cut off behind enemy lines. Relief attempts failed, but the men of the Frankfurt trench refused to surrender. After refusing to surrender, the Germans stormed the trench and found only 15 wounded men alive, three of whom died soon afterwards. General Sir Hubert Gough praised their stand under Army Order 193

Medal is in toned EF condition

Code: 50672

260.00 GBP

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Victorian Army LSGC ( 1st Type ) To The 16th Foot

Victorian Army LSGC ( 1st Type ) SERJT MATTHEW ADAMS 16TH FOOT 1854

A scarce medal to the 16th Foot , the regiment earned very few medals overall

Medal suspended from ornate suspension bar and in GF condition

Code: 50697


Army LSGC And Coronation 1911 Pair To The Dorset Regt

Army LSGC ( Geo V ) 3068 C SJT F EDWARDS DORSET REGT Coronation Medal 1911 unnamed as issued

Fred Edwards an 18 year old brick maker from Poole in Dorset enlisted into the Dorset regiment In 1890, He served for 23 years and was discharged in 1913.

Full service papers available online

The pair of medals confirmed as his only entitlement

Coronation medal with original top mounting pin , medals generally in GVF condition

Code: 50698


TFEM ( EdVII ) To The 6th Hamps Regt


Medal is dark toned and in NEF condition

Code: 50702

145.00 GBP

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Navy LSGC ( Geo VI ) , KIA


Eric Edgar Francis an errand boy from Dartford in Kent enlisted into the Royal Navy in 1929, he was killed in action on the 11th of March 1943 aged 35 whilst aboard HMS Harvester

HMS] Harvester was converted to an escort destroyer during a lengthy refit at Dundee, Scotland, from 30 January 1942 to 16 April. She conducted sea trials of her Type 271 radar during May and then resumed her escort duties in the North Atlantic as flagship of Mid-Ocean Escort Force Escort Group B-3.

The ship was refitted at Liverpool between 12 December and 11 February 1943. Whilst defending Convoy HX 228 on 3 March, Harvester forced U-444 to the surface and then rammed it. She was badly damaged by the ramming, but she rescued five survivors after the submarine sank. The next day, Harvester was torpedoed by U-432 and broke in half. Nine officers and 136 ratings were lost, but the French corvette Aconit rammed and sank U-432 herself and then rescued Harvester's few survivors

Medal with original length of ribbon and in NEF condition

Code: 50707

280.00 GBP

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Navy LSGC ( Geo V ) To The RMA, Served With The RNAS WW1


Arthur Barton was born in Portsmouth in 1880 , he served with the Royal Marine Artillery before transferring in September 1912 to the fledgling and as yet unofficial Royal Naval Air Service , his rank on transfer being Gunner, later AM1 in July 1914, POM in January 1915 , CPO in August 1916 and F/Sgt RAF April 1918.

He is entitled to a 1914 trio as AM1 RNAS

A medal to a very early original member of the RNAS which was officially formed in July 1914

Medal dark toned GVF condition

Code: 50711

160.00 GBP

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Memorial Plaque To RN, KIA Jutland


Francis William Farley a 20 year old messenger from Bognor joined the Royal Navy in 1912. he was killed in action aboard HMS Queen Mary at Jutland on the 31st of May / 1st of June 1916

On 31 May 1916, Queen Mary put to sea with the rest of the Battlecruiser Fleet to intercept a sortie by the High Seas Fleet into the North Sea. The British were able to decode the German radio messages and left their bases before the Germans put to sea. Hipper's battlecruisers spotted the Battlecruiser Fleet to their west at 15:20, but Beatty's ships did not spot the Germans to their east until 15:30. Two minutes later, he ordered a course change to east south-east to position himself astride the German's line of retreat and called his ships' crews to action stations. Hipper ordered his ships to turn to starboard, away from the British, almost 180 degrees, to assume a south-easterly course, and reduced speed to 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph) to allow three light cruisers of the 2nd Scouting Group to catch up. With this turn, Hipper was falling back on the High Seas Fleet, then about 60 miles (97 km) behind him. Around this time, Beatty altered course to the east, as it was quickly apparent that he was still too far north to cut off Hipper.33

This began what was to be called the "Run to the South" as Beatty changed course to steer east-southeast at 15:45, paralleling Hipper's course, now that the range closed to under 18,000 yards (16,000 m). The Germans opened fire first at 15:48, followed by the British. The British ships were still in the process of making their turn, as only the two leading ships – Lion and Princess Royal – had steadied on their course when the Germans opened fire. The German fire was accurate from the beginning, but the British overestimated the range, as the German ships blended into the haze. Queen Mary opened fire about 15:50 on SMS Seydlitz, using only her forward turrets.34 By 15:54, the range was down to 12,900 yards (11,800 m), and Beatty ordered a course change two points to starboard to open up the range at 15:57.35 During this period, Queen Mary made two hits on Seydlitz, at 15:55 and 15:57, one of which caused a propellant fire that burnt out her aft superfiring turret.

A black and white photograph showing a large cloud of smoke near the sea surface from which issues a towering mushroom cloud angled toward the right side of the photo
Queen Mary explodes during the Battle of Jutland
The range had grown too far for accurate shooting, so Beatty altered course four points to port to close the range again between 16:12 and 16:15. This manoeuvre exposed Lion to the fire of the German battlecruisers, and she was hit several times. The smoke and fumes from these hits caused SMS Derfflinger to lose sight of Lion – which had sheered out of line to starboard – and to switch her fire to Queen Mary, now visible to Derfflinger's gunnery officer as the second ship in the British line and therefore assumed to be Princess Royal, at 16:16. Queen Mary hit Seydlitz again at 16:17 and knocked out one gun of her secondary armament. In return, Queen Mary had been hit twice by Seydlitz before 16:21 with unknown effects, but the German battlecruiser hit the turret face of 'Q' turret at that time and knocked out the right-hand gun in the turret. By 16:25, the range was down to 14,400 yards (13,200 m), and Beatty turned two points to starboard to open the range again. This move came too late for Queen Mary, however, as Derfflinger's fire began to take effect, hitting her twice before 16:26. One shell hit forward and detonated one or both of the forward magazines, which broke the ship in two near the foremast. Stationed inside 'Q' turret, Midshipman Jocelyn Latham Storey survived and reported that there had been a large explosion forward which rocked the turret, breaking the left gun in half, the gun breech falling into the working chamber and the right gun coming off its trunnions. Cordite in the working chamber caught fire and produced poisonous fumes that asphyxiated some of the turret's crew. It is doubtful that an explosion forward could have done this, so 'Q' turret may have been struck by the second shell. A further explosion, possibly from shells breaking loose, shook the aft end of the ship as it began to roll over and sink. Tiger, the battlecruiser behind her, was showered with debris from the explosion and forced to steer to port to avoid her remains. 1,266 crewmen were lost; eighteen survivors were picked up by the destroyers Laurel, Petard, and Tipperary, and two by the Germans

A unique Memorial Plaque with this name

Plaque with some dark spots and generally in VF condition

Code: 50717

160.00 GBP

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An Indian Army HEIC LSGC Medal To The Artillery

Honourable East Indian Company Victorian Long Service Medal STAFF SERGT JAMES SANDFORD 3 BATT ARTILLERY

Medal is generally in GVF condition

Code: 50521

450.00 GBP

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Army LSGC ( Vic ) To The 2nd Dragoons ( Scots Greys)


Robert Mason from Perthshire joined the 2nd Dragoons aged 18 in 1863, He served with the regiment for 30 years retiring in 1893

Medal in dark toned NEF condition

Code: 50498

150.00 GBP

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