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E&WA Bar Benin 1897 To RN, An Interesting Character From N Ireland

East & West Africa Medal bar Benin 1897 H CRAWFORD AB HMS PHILOMEL

Henry Crawford from Rosstrevor Co Down joined the Royal Navy aged 18 in 1895, he served on various ships until discharged in 1907 through misconduct, he served 14 days in the cells in 1904,7 days in 1906 and 26 days with hard labour in 1907, his papers show "breakout" against this period of confinement !

This is his only medal entitlement

Medal is in GVF condition

Code: 50638


QSA To The Welsh R, KIA

QSA two bars Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg 8505 PTE W BISHOP WELSH REGT

Pte Bishop was killed in action at Paardeberg on the18th of February 1900. He is commemorated on the Cathay Park. National Memorial, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales

That the Welsh Regiment performed their share of the task in a manner worthy of all praise is proved by the following quotation from the despatch of Lieutenant General Kelly-Kenny of 20th February, relating to the attack on Cronje at Paardeberg: "I will take an opportunity of bringing to notice the special acts of devotion to duty on the part of individuals; I confine myself at present to representing the fine spirit and gallantry of all the troops engaged; I feel bound, however, to bring to your lordship's notice now the very gallant conduct of the 1st Battalion Welsh Regiment, who were on our right flank: a portion of the battalion charged right up to the Boer laager with the bayonet in the finest possible manner, losing heavily in their gallant attempt to capture it". The Welsh have to thank some pertinacious catechists in the House of Commons for the publication of this despatch: the object of the catechists was not, however, to add to the glory of this or any other regiment.

At Paardeberg the Welsh had 1 officer killed and 5 wounded, 15 men killed and 57 wounded.

Medal with original ribbon and in toned EF condition

Code: 50640


Afghan Medal To The 72nd Highs , KIA

Afghanistan Medal three bars Peiwar Kotal, Charasia, Kabul 1290 PTE P GLEN 72ND HIGHRS

1290 Pte Peter Glen 72nd Highlanders is listed in the London Gazette of the 4th of May 1880 as killed in action on the 12th of December 1879 by a gunshot to the chin , the medal roll lists him as died of wounds

This would have been in action around the Asmai heights Kabul

This his only medal entitlement, he was killed in action before the march to Kandahar so is not entitled to the Kabul To Kandahar Star

Medal is in toned EF condition

Code: 50645

975.00 GBP

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IGS 1908 To The R Mun Fus Taken POW At Etreux 27th Aug1914

IGS one bar North West frontier 1908 6583 PTE J MCSWEENEY 1ST BN M FUS

John McSweeney a shoemaker from Killarney was taken Prisoner of War during the epic stand of the Royal Munster Fusiliers at Etreaux on the 27th of August 1914, he was repatriated to Switzerland from Germany in 1916 and eventually returned home in December 1918, the reason for his move to Switzerland is unknown but possibly through wounds

2nd Munsters stand at Etreux 27th August 1914

The German 2nd Army commander General Karl von Bülow had ordered a rapid pursuit after the battles of 21–24 August against the French Fifth Army and the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). The 1st and 2nd Armies were sent to the south-west to gain the left flank of the Allied line. After encountering "especially obstinate" resistance at Marbaix and Le Grand-Fayt, the German Imperial Army's X (Reserve) Corps had been ordered to continue its advance to the south-west.2 The 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers had been ordered to hold its ground at all costs, in their first action in France

Less than a battalion strength, just 3 companies of the 2nd Battalion of "The Munsters" supported by a couple of field guns halted the advance of the German Army for fourteen hours in the area of Oisny and Étreux during the retreat from Mons on 27 August.1914

Under continual pressure from German attacks the Munsters fell back to an orchard near the village of Étreux. As night fell on the evening of the 27 August, they found themselves surrounded by the Germans. Having exhausted their ammunition they surrendered. In their action at Ètreux only four officers and 240 other ranks of the 2nd Munsters survived but the battalion delayed German pursuit of the British I Corps, gaining time for the British Expeditionary Force to escape. The 2nd Munsters were outnumbered at odds of over 6:1 and when finally defeated, the survivors were congratulated on their bravery by the German soldiers they had fought.

Medal with original ribbon and in GVF condition

Code: 50646


New Zealand Medal To The Royal Artillery

New Zealand Medal ( undated ) 1291 G&D WM EDWARDS RYL ARTY

Medal is in GVF condition

Code: 50651

385.00 GBP

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QSA 4 Bars Including Wepener To Brabants Horse

QSA four bars Cape Colony, Wepener , Wittebergen, Belfast 1155 TPR A WILLIAMS BRABANT'S HORSE

Medal and bars confirmed on roll

Medal with one small edge bump otherwise in GVF condition

Code: 50652


Cape General Service Medal to a Native With An Unusual Rank

CGS Medal one bar Bechuanaland NAT DET LETUKA CAPE POLICE

An unusual rank Native Detective

Medal is in NEF condition

Code: 50598


3 Bar Afghan Medal To The RA

Afghan Medal 3 bars Peiwar Kotal, Charasia, Kabul 6858 BOMR W GIBSON G/3RD RA

Not entitled to K to K star

Medal with original ribbon and in NEF condition

Code: 50560


Mutiny Medal Bar Central India to a Chaplain


Medal officially impressed and in GVF condition

Code: 50530

750.00 GBP

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Egypt Medal Bar Tel -El- Kebir To The 1 / R Highs

Egypt medal Dated 1882 one bar Tel-El-Kebir 1409 PTE J GREENAWAY 1/R HRS

Medal with no pitting and in NEF condition

Code: 50540


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