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Royal Humane Society Medal To The Royal Fusiliers

Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal FUS THOMAS B ATTERBURY 13TH (HD) BN ROYAL FUSILIERS 23RD DEC 1939

Thomas B. Atterbury, 13th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, successfully saved life at Woolwich Arsenal on 23 December 1939. (R.H.S. Case No. 55,64)

Medal with original buckle and ribbon and in EF condition

Code: 50744

225.00 GBP


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Army LSGC (Vic) Large Letter Reverse To The RA

Army LSGC (Vic) Large Letter Reverse to J SCOPES GR 7 DR RL ARTY

James Scopes an 18 year old labourer from Rendlesham Woodbridge Suffolk enlisted into the Royal Artillery in April 1838, he served abroad in Canada for 5 years 10 months and was discharged in May 1861. This is his only medal entitlement

Medal with contacting and edge marks, generally in NVF condition

Code: 50746

Reserved


TFEM ( EDVII) To The 4th Rl Sussex R

TFEM ( EDVII) 408 PTE R GRAVETT 4/R SUSSEX REGT

Medal with original mounted on single wearing pin and in NEF condition

Code: 50748

160.00 GBP


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Efficiency Medal To The R Sigs . POW

Efficiency medal bar Territorial 2565850 CPL F W W FARLEY R SIGS

Taken POW in the Middle East whilst serving with 97th Army Field Regiment Signals Section , Held in Stalag 4G in Oschatz

Code: 50769

125.00 GBP


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

Navy LSGC ( Geo V ) 7553 ARTHUR BARTON GUNNER RMA

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

140.00 GBP


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Navy LSGC ( Geo VI ) , KIA

Navy LSGC ( Geo VI ) J109371 E E FRANCIS PO HMS WARSPITE

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

Reserved


Memorial Plaque To RN, KIA Jutland

Memorial Plaque to FRANCIS WILLIAM FARLEY

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

150.00 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

480.00 GBP


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Volunteer LSGC ( EDVII ) To The 1/London REV

Volunteer LSGC ( EDVII ) 3327 2/CPL W H CUTHBERT 1/LONDON REV

Medal is in NEF condition

Code: 50293

85.00 GBP


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