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WW1 Pair to RAF Fighter Pilot, DOW , had 3 Shared Kills

WW1 Pair to RAF Fighter Pilot, DOW , had 3 Shared Kills

WW1 pair LIEUT C F BROWN RAF

Charles Fenwick Brown was the 19 year old son of Mrs Jessie Brown of 212 Blackness St Dundee . He was commissioned into the Durham Light Infantry in November 1917 and later transferred to the RFC. He served in France with 203 Fighter Squadron ( Sopwith Camels ) which was commanded by the legendary 60 kill ace Lt Col Raymond Collishaw. On the 15th of May 1918 Brown with Capt L H Rochford ( a 29 kill ace ) claimed a German DFW shot down out of control

Combat report 15th May 1918 Capt L H Rochford

"Whilst leading patrol observed EA 2 seater North of Estaires. we dived on EA who did not return fire. EA eventually fell through the clouds out of control. Lt Brown followed EA down into the clouds firing at him"

On the 17th of May he was involved with his flight in multiple aerial combats with 15 German triplanes and Pfalz Scouts and claimed along with Capt Rochford , Lieut's Kirkpatrick and Prideaux a German Pfalz DIII shot down in flames NE of Estaires. He also had 2 indecisive claims that day, a German triplane and another Pfalz DIII. His own Sopwith Camel was badly shot up, receiving the following damage, top right longeron destroyed, fuselage compression struts shot through, centre section wire severed, main spars in bottom left and top right planes shot through .

On the 16th of June he shared with Capt Hayne ( 15 kills ace ) and Lieut's Kirkpatrick Stone and Sidebottom ( 14 kills ace ) a German DFW shot down out of control

" Observed 3 EA proceeding towards our lines. The formation attacked the rearmost machine Observer of EA opened fire and then stopped. EA stalled and fell over to one side turning round and dived side slipping from side to side. This machine was seen to fall absolutely out of control by the whole patrol but was not seen to crash owing to the presence of low clouds"

On the 30th of June he had an indecisive claim after combat with a German DFW at Vielle Chappelle

On the 25th of July Brown and his flight were involved in combat with enemy Scouts and Brown whilst flying Sopwith Camel D9585 was shot down but landed behind enemy lines under control, he was severely wounded and died of his wounds on the 27th of July 1918 , his shooting down was claimed by Lieut P Billick the 31 kills ace Commander of Jasta 52

Charles Fenwick Brown is buried at RUE-PETILLON MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX , his gravestone simply marked " UNTIL THE DAY DAWNS "

With comprehensive research file. There was another officer called C F Brown who served in the RAF in WW1 however he never rose above the rank of 2/Lieut

2 slight edge knocks to BWM otherwise medals in VF condition



Code: 50874

595.00 GBP


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WW1 Pair , To The ASC ( Expeditionary Force Canteens ) , KIA

WW1 Pair , To The ASC ( Expeditionary Force Canteens ) , KIA

WW1 pair A-257588 PTE R FENTUM ASC

Together with original forwarding slip for the pair


Robert Fentum was born in 1883 and attested for the Army Service Corps at Tooting on 9 October 1915. He served during the Great War with the Expeditionary Force Canteen on the Western Front from 22 May 1916, based at Rouen, St. Omer, and Bailleul, and was killed in action at the latter location by enemy shell fire on 30 October 1917. he is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France

A very scarce casualty pair to an unusual unit , Expeditionary Force Canteen


medals in GVF condition

Code: 50883

115.00 GBP


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IGS, WW2 Group of 4 to The DWR, KIA

IGS, WW2 Group of 4 to The DWR, KIA

IGS one bar North west Frontier 1935 4609514 PTE G HATTO DWR , 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, war Medal

Together with WW2 named condolence slip confirming entitlement


George Hatto, 1st Duke of Wellington's Regiment was the 33 year old son of Frank and Christiana Hatto; husband of Alice Mary Hatto, of Halifax, Yorkshire. He was killed in action at the Battle of Djebel Bou Aoukaz Tunisia on the 6th of May 1943 and is buried in the Massicault War Cemetery


IGS dark toned and in GVF condition , others GVF too

Code: 50884

Reserved


1914 Trio To An Officers In The Wilts Regt, KIA And Post MID

1914 Trio To An Officers In The Wilts Regt, KIA And Post MID

1914 trio ( MID ) 8331 SJT L E SCHULTZ 5 / LOND R ( 2 Lieut on pair )




Second Lieutenant Leonard Elmslie Schultz
was born in 1889, in Wandsworth, the youngest son of German-born George Ludwig, an iron and steel merchant, and Annie Schultz (née Beddoes), of St. Leonard. At the time of the 1911 census, Schultz was working as a merchants clerk while living with his family at 15 Thirlmere Road, Streatham.

Schultz was killed in action on the 29 of September 1915, during the Battle of Loos, while serving with the 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). His battalion suffered heavy losses in an attempt to reinforce the 1/4th Cameron Highlanders. Schultz had reached their trenches unscathed, but was shot after he left his position to encourage some soldiers who were struggling to reach the Camerons. He had formerly been a serjeant in the 5th Londons and was commissioned in April 1915. He was posthumously mentioned in despatches in the London Gazette of the 1st of January 1916

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Loos Memorial

Medals with original faded ribbons and in toned EF condition

Code: 50885

Reserved


1914/15 Trio To The R Scots, KIA Palestine 1917

1914/15 Trio To The R Scots, KIA Palestine 1917

1914/15 trio 3758 PTE H CLARK R SCOTS ( 200920 on star )

Together with original issue slips for medals

Harry Clark was killed in action at the fall of Gaza , 2nd of November 1917

Medals with original ribbons and in NEF condition

Code: 50887

Reserved


WW2 And NGS Group of 6 To a Navy Officer, Entitled To Arctic Star And MID

WW2 And NGS Group of 6 To a Navy Officer, Entitled To Arctic Star And MID

1939/45 Star, Atlantic star bar France and Germany, Africa Star bar North Africa 1942-43 , War Medal ( MID ) NGS bar Malaya LT CDR A M WICKHAM RN

Together with original forwarding slip for the Arctic Star ( not present)

Anthony Maurice Wickham was Mentioned in Despatches in the London Gazette of the 13th of April 1943 for service as a Lieutenant aboard HMS Zetland during Operation Torch ( North Africa landings )

HMS Zetland was one of two Hunt-class destroyers that were damaged in the air raid on Bari on 2 December 1943. An ammunition ship was hit and exploded, spreading her cargo of mustard gas over the harbour and town. Zetland was near-missed by a German bomb, and subject to blast and fragment damage from the explosion of two nearby merchant ships. Zetland's sister ship, Bicester was damaged more seriously. Zetland towed Bicester to Taranto for repairs. There were so many mustard gas casualties that, on arrival in Taranto, the ships had to ask for assistance to enter the harbour as all navigating officers had their vision impaired by this chemical weapon

Medals mounted as originally worn and in VF condition

Code: 50888

Reserved


WW1 Pair To The Ryl Wilts Yeo , KIA

WW1 pair 1698 PTE W CLARK R WILTS YEO

203250 ( formely 1698 ) Walter Clark 6th ( R Wiltshire Yeo ) Bn Wiltshire Regt , was born in Shrewton, enlisted Chippenham and was residing in Wilton Wiltshire , He was killed in action on the 23rd of March 1918 . He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial

Medals in NEF condition

Code: 50895

195.00 GBP


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WW1 / WW2 Group To a Navy Officer, Served At Jutland, Killed During Blitz 1941

WW1 / WW2 Group To a Navy Officer, Served At Jutland, Killed During Blitz 1941

1914 / 15 trio MID ( S LIEUT on pair ) L G E ROBINSON RN, Defence Medal, War Medal

Fallen Officers, "The Times " list of casualties May 27th 1941

Commander Ludovick Gordon Edmund Robinson RN, killed in London by enemy action ,was the son of the late Canon Ludovick Stewart Robinson and Mrs Robinson of Great Shelford Cambridgeshire. He entered Osborne as a cadet in September 1912 and went to sea in July 1915as midshipman aboard HMS Lion Flagship of Admiral Beatty in the Grand Fleet, After promotion to sub;lieutenant in 1917 he was in the destroyer Violet until after the Armistice. He attended the course for junior officers at Cambridge University in 1919-29 and then had further destroyer service until 1923 when he joined the aircraft carrier Hermes. in 1924 he was selected to specialise as an air observer and for the next 10 years was thus employed in the carriers Argus, Furious, eagle, and Courageous and in the battle cruiser Hood. he also served for a time on the staff of the Tactical School at Portsmouth . He retired at his own request in August 1934 as a Lieut Commander

Commander Robinson was killed on the night of the 10th of May 1941 whilst serving at HMS President and is commemorated at Golders Green Cemetery


The Blitz – The Hardest Night
10/11 May 1941, 11:02pm – 05:57am
The most devastating raid on London took place on the night of 10/11 May 1941.

The moon was full and the Thames had a very low ebb tide. These two combined with a maximum effort by the Germans, before the moved east to attack the Soviet Union, to produce one of the most devastating raids on the capital.

It is impossible to provide comprehensive detail of the night’s many actions but a number of highlights might give a little idea:

571 sorties flown by German bombers – some crews flying two and even three missions.Burning buildings in Queen Victoria Street, EC4, after the last and heaviest major raid mounted on the night of 10-11 May 1941.

711 tons of high explosive bombs (167 were recorded as unexploded the next day) and 86,173 incendiaries dropped

London Fire Brigade recorded at least 2136 fires, 9 of ‘conflagration’ level, 8 ‘major’ outbreaks (rating over 30 pumps), 43 serious (up to 30 pumps), 280 medium (up to 10 pumps) and at least 1796 small.

Approx 1436 people killed and 1800 seriously injured.

The fires resulted in 700 acres of destruction – about double that of the Great Fire of London.

Final costs of damage in 1941 values – £20,000,000 – about double that of Great Fire.

Anti aircraft guns expended 4510 rounds – 2 bombers claimed destroyed

HMS Lion was heavily engaged at Jutland, she was hit a total of fourteen times and suffered 99 dead and 51 wounded during the battle. She fired 326 rounds from her main guns, but can only be credited with four hits on Lützow and one on Derfflinger. She also fired seven torpedoes, four at the German battleships, two at Derfflinger and one at the light cruiser Wiesbaden without success.
During the Battle HMS Lion suffered a serious propellant fire that could have destroyed the ship if not for the action of Royal Marine Major Francis Harvey, the turret commander, who posthumously received the Victoria Cross for ordering the magazine to be flooded. However, the fire destroyed Harvey's turret which had to be removed and rebuilt while the ship underwent repairs for several months.


Medal are generally in VF condition

Code: 50897

Reserved


1914 / 15 Trio And TFEM To The Norfolk Yeo

1914 / 15 Trio And TFEM To The Norfolk Yeo

1914 / 15 trio 1647 SJT V E VERGETTE NORF YEO ( A WO Cl 2 on pair ) TFEM ( Geo V ) 522 SJT C E VERGETTE NORF YEO

Together with box of issue for pair and 3 original dog tags, one metal named as Sergt 1/ 1 Norfolk Yeo, the other bakelite 2 as 320103 Norfolf R

Medals are in toned EF condition

Code: 50898

345.00 GBP


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1914 Star And Bar Trio And Plaque To The North Fus, Taken POW Aug 1914 , Died As POW In Latvia

1914 Star And Bar Trio And Plaque To The North Fus, Taken POW Aug 1914 , Died As POW In Latvia

1914 star and original bar trio 538 PTE J W WALKER 1 / NORTH'D FUS Memorial Plaque JOHN WILLIAM WALKER

Together with original transmission slip for 1914 bar to his mother in Pudsey , forwarding slips for the pair and registered envelope addressed to mother in Pudsey

John William Walker from Pudsey Leeds served with C Company 1st Bn Northumberland Fus. He was taken prisoner of war at St Ghislain on the 24th of August 1914 . He died as a POW on the 13th of April 1917 and is buried in Nikolai Cemetery Latvia, one of only 32 British WW1 war graves in Latvia , all in the same cemetery

Code: 50899

Reserved


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