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1914 Bar Trio and MSM To The RFA , 3 x MID

1914 star and bar trio ( MID oakleaf ) 46397 BMDR A KERR RFA ( WO Cl 2 on pair ) MSM ( Geo V ) 46397 B S MJR A KERR A.104 /A BDE RFA

Andrew Kerr a 20 year old moulder from Port Glenone Antrim enlisted into the RFA at Glasgow in 1907 , he served in France and Flanders from the 17th of August 1914 and was invalided back to the UK on the 4th of September 1914 after suffering a broken leg, he returned to france in August 1915 and served there until the end of the war, he was awarded the MSM in the London Gazette of the 17th of June 1918 and was MID no fewer than 3 times in the London Gazette of the 13th of June 1916, the 18th of May 1917 and the 11th of December 1917

Medals umnounted and in NEF condition

Code: 50806

375.00 GBP


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Vol LSGC And Veterans Badge To The Cheshire Regiment

Volunteer LSGC ( Vic ) NO 19 SGT G THORNHILL 5TH VB C REGT 5th Vol Bn Cheshire Regiment veterans 25 year badge with 30 year star CR SERGT G THORNHILL 1874-1906

Medal and badge in GVF condition

Code: 50807

Reserved


WW2 BEM To The Merchant Navy

BEM ( GRI ) ROBERT MARTIN

Robert Martin Chief Baker of the SS Cameronia was awarded the BEM in the London Gazette of the 4th of June 1943


War was declared in September 1939. Cameronia departed Glasgow on 5 September.During the voyage to New York, she rescued some of the survivors from Athenia, and was the first British ship to enter New York after war had been declared.Cameronia returned to the United Kingdom as part of Convoy HXF 1, which departed Halifax, Nova Scotia on 19 September 1939 and arrived at Liverpool on 29 September. Cameronia was bound for Glasgow. She made eleven unescorted round trips from Glasgow – New York in the period to December 1940, when she was requisitioned for use as a troopship. On 29 January 1941, Cameronia joined Convoy WS 5B at Freetown, Sierra Leone, sailing with the convoy to the Suez Canal, where she arrived on 3 March. Cameronia was a member of Convoy GA 10, which arrived at Alexandria, Egypt on 6 April 1941 On 23 March 1942, Cameronia departed the United Kingdom as a member of Convoy WS17, bound for Freetown. She departed Freetown on 11 April as part of Convoy WS17B bound for Cape Town, South Africa, arriving on 23 April. On 27 April, Cameronia departed Cape Town as part of Convoy WS 17 bound for Mombasa, Kenya, where she arrived on 8 May. On 10 May Cameronia departed Mombasa as part of Convoy WS 17BZ, arriving at Bombay, India on 19 May. On 29–30 May 1941 in company with the Glen Line's Glengyle 6,000 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders were evacuated from Sphakia at the end of the Battle of Crete.

Cameronia served in the Mediterranean as a Landing Ship, Infantry during the war, taking part in the Allied invasion of French North Africa in November 1942. On 22 December 1942, Cameronia was hit by a torpedo dropped by a Junkers Ju 88 of III Gruppe, KG 26 off Algiers, Algeria. A 288 square feet (26.8 m2) hole was blown in Cameronia's side and 17 people were killed. U-565 also claimed to have damaged her. Cameronia managed to reach the port of Bougie, Algeria, from where she was escorted at 5 knots (9.3 km/h) to Algiers. She then sailed to Gibraltar where temporary repairs were carried out. Cameronia then sailed to Glasgow for permanent repairs. Repairs were completed in June 1943 and Cameronia was then returned to service.On 29 August 1943, Cameronia departed Gibraltar as part of Convoy MKF 22, which had departed from Port Said, Egypt on 19 August and arrived at the Clyde on 9 September.On 6 December 1943, Cameronia departed Oran, Algeria with members of the 21st General Hospital. They were landed at Naples, Italy on 21 December. Cameronia was the largest troopship that took part in Operation Overlord in June 1944. She served until the end of the war, when she was laid up

Medal with edge knock to surname otherwise in VF condition

Code: 50808

Reserved


1914 Star And bar Trio To The Suffolk Regt , POW 1914

1914 star and bar trio 8779 PTE C S WARD 2 SUFF R


Pte C S Ward landed with the 2nd Battalion Suffolk regiment at Havre on 15 August 1914. Having retreated from Mons on the night of 23 August, his battalion arrived at Le Cateau where, on the morning of 26 August, Lord Douglas Malise Graham (ADC to Divisional Commander) remarked to Major Peebles, ‘you are going to fight it out here’. Brigadier-General S. P. Rolt (Commander 14th Brigade) then informed the Battalion, ’You understand, there is to be no thought of retirement.’

Tenaciously holding on to the high ground overlooking Le Cateau from the west, the 2nd Suffolks played a crucial role during the battle in enabling the 5th Division to withdraw down the Roman Road to the south west later in the day. A substantial effort was made by the Germans to dislodge the Suffolks who were exposed to heavy gunfire from the German batteries to their front and their flanks and also infiltration by infantry around their flanks:
‘Many years later a German officer who fought with 7th Division of IV Corps recalled the stubborn resistance of 2/Suffolks and 2/KOYLI on the ridge to the south of Le Cateau - ‘I did not think it possible that flesh and blood could survive so great an onslaught. Our men attacked with the utmost determination, but again and again they were driven back by these incomparable soldiers.’ (The Mons Star by David Ascoli refers)

Suffering heavy losses, the Suffolks were provided with re-enforcement and support, with great difficulty and high casualties, by the Argylls of 19th Brigade and the Manchesters of 14th Brigade. The Germans massed for a final attack at 2.30pm, and called upon the Suffolks to surrender. Attacks continued from the front and right flanks, but the battalion was only finally overrun when the Germans worked their way round to the rear of the Suffolks’ positions.

The survivors got away to Bohain, and mustered for a roll call in St Quentin which only showed 2 Officers and 111 Other Ranks left. The majority of the losses were men who were wounded and taken prisoner; it is estimated that more than 500 men from the battalion became prisoners of war in this action. Pte Ward was amongst those taken POW, he was held at Lager Doheritz POW camp in Germany

medals unmounted and in VF condition

Code: 50809

Reserved


Naval Repair Base London WW1 Tribute Medal

Naval Repair Base Port of London WW1 Tribute Medal 1914-1919 on obverse , reverse reads Presented by rear Admiral A S Lafone CBE RN to MR M T BROWN in gratitude for loyal service during the Great War

Medal in box of issue and in EF condition

Code: 50810

Reserved


QSA To The Liverpool Regt, DOW At Geluk

QSA 3 bars def of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing's Nek 5653 PTE T MCDERMOTT LIVERPOOL REGT

Pte Thomas McDermott a 20 year old labourer from Tatlock St Liverpool enlisted into the Liverpool regiment in March 1897, he died of wounds received at Geluk farm on the 23rd of August 1900

On 23 August 1900, Gen Sir R.H. Buller's column was strongly opposed as it arrived to bivouac on the farm; during the action 'C' and 'E' companies of the 1st The King's (Liverpool) regiment were almost cut off and suffered severe casualties. For gallantry during this action Pte W. Heaton of this regiment was awarded the Victoria Cross . The column remained at the farm from 23 to 26 August

Medal in NEF condition

Code: 50811

Reserved


WW2 Group Of 7 To The Welsh Guards / RAOC

1939/45 Star , Africa Star bar 1st Army, Italy Star , Defence Medal, War Medal ( MID ) GSM ( Eliz II )bar Malaya L/S 2733673 WOCL1 C S H JONES RAOC Army LSGC ( Geo VI ) 2733673 WO CL2 C S H JONES RAOC

WO CL 2 C S H Jones was MID in the London Gazette of the 23rd of May 1946

The KING has been graciously pleased to approve
that the following be Mentioned in recognition of
gallant and distinguished services in the
Mediterranean Theatre: —Welsh Guards
2733673 W.O. II C. S. H. JONES.

Medals unmounted and in GVF condition

Code: 50812

295.00 GBP


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1914/15 Trio To 2 Lieut RSF , DOW 1918

1914/15 trio 1419 PTE N KENNEDY R SCOTS ( 2 Lieut on pair )

2 Lieut Norman Kennedy 1/2 Royal Scots Fusiliers
Son of Catherine Kennedy, of Ancrum, Roxburghshire, and the late Thomas Kennedy. died of wounds on the 31st of October 1917 aged 23 , he is buried in the Longuennese War Cemetery France

Jedburgh Gazette 5th October 1917

Mr T Kennedy, Inspector of the poor and clerk of the school board Ancrum has received news that his son 2 Lieut Norman Kennedy RSF has been dangerously wounded and is lying at a casualty clearing station. He is 23 years old and was wounded in the action in which his colonel , Lt Col N M Teacher was killed

Medals in EF condition

Code: 50813

Reserved


GSM To The HLI, Sev Wounded In Palestine 1948

GSM one bar Palestine 1945-48 14192238 PTE J SPENCE HLI

14192238 Pte J Spence Highland Light Infantry was severely wounded in the Old City Jerusalem on the 17th of February 1948 , he received a gunshot wound to the leg and thigh. 2 other men were wounded , one of whom later received the BEM for services in Palestine



Medal is in dark toned NEF condition

Code: 50814

Reserved


QSA And LSGC To The Drum Major Of The R War R

QSA 2 bars Cape Colony Orange Free State 2582 SGT DRMR C ILLSLEY RL WARWICK REGT Army LSGC ( ED VII ) 2582 SJT DMR C ILSLEY RL WAR REGT

Charles Ilsley was discharged from the Rl Warwick Regt at Portland in 1906 after 21 years service, he enlisted in WW1 aged 52 into the 4th ( Reserve ) Bn O & BLI and served at home from 1914-1917 , his address at the time being in Osney Oxford.

Medals unmounted and in NEF condition

Code: 50815

265.00 GBP


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