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China Medal 1842 DAVID BLAIR HMS ENDYMION
Medal with original suspension and in NEF condition
GSM one bar Palestine 2818344 PTE G PARTRIDGE SEAFORTH 1939/45 Star, War Medal
Pte G A Partridge 2nd Seaforth Highlanders was reported missing in France in 1940, he was later confirmed a POW . He was held at Stalag 344
Stalag 344 Lamsdorf was a German Army prisoner of war camp, located near the small town of Lamsdorf (now called Łambinowice) in Silesia
The 2nd Battalion went to France as part of the 152nd Brigade in the 51st Highland Division with the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in October 1939 but was captured at Saint-Valery-en-Caux during the Battle of France in June 1940
Medals in NEF condition
IGS one bar Punjab Frontier 1897=98 2299 SERGT PIPER A FERGUSON 2 A & S HIGHRS
Archibald Ferguson was born at Pipe Cottage, Kingarth on the Isle of Bute on the 14th May 1871. He was from a large family of seven brothers and sisters. He joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in the 1880’s, he served as a Piper with the 2nd Battalion in India where he took part on operations in the North West Frontier with the Tochi field force in 1897-98. He was appointed Sergeant Piper ( Pipe Major ) of the Battalion from 1893-1903. He was also a qualified marksman. He re-engaged to complete 21 years with the colours in 1896. While on leave in 1898 he helped to train the “ Kilberry Pipers.” Transferred to the 4th ( Militia ) Battalion and embarked to England,on the 28th February 1903 on H.T. Syria.
While in India he had trained the Pipers of the 27th Punjabi Infantry ,the 24th Baluchistan and the the native Pipers of the Raja of Kapurthala Imperial Service Infantry. He was a competitive Piper and Dancer placing 1st in Pibroch at the Regimental games in 1901 and 1902.
He composed the pipe tune “ Lieut C MacLean ,yr of Pennycross’ Welcome to the 93rd “
In 1903 He was posted to the depot of the 4th Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders at Paisley.
At sometime in March 1907 he was reported missing . Sadly Pipe Major Fergusons body was found in the Fife and Forth Canal in 1907 Wednesday 27th of March 1907.
His funeral was at Maryhill Barracks and a large number of permanent staff from the 4th Battalion was present along with a contingent from the depot at Stirling. He was later taken by boat to the Isle of Bute where he was buried with full military honours at his home In Kingarth ChurchyarD
Medal confirmed as his only entitlement
Mounted on the original ribbon as worn and generally in toned VF condition
QSA 3 bars Relief of Kimberley Paardeberg Transvaal 3046 TPR H R MCLEOD KITCHENER'S HORSE
Battle of Paardeberg
On 18 February, Lord Kitchener ordered Colonel Hannay to take his men in the dark on to Koedoesrand Drift close to the main Boer laager. It became the prelude to the battle. Kitchener’s Horse were ambushed and a company of 7th Mounted Infantry crossed at Paardeberg Drift and engaged the Boers some two miles from the main laager
In this ambush Kitcheners Horse had 7 officers and 28 other ranks killed wounded or taken POW
Medal with scratch to field on obverse otherwise in NEF condition with original long length of ribbon
South Africa medal bar 1877-78 PTE C NEWTON NO 7 TROOP C M RIFLES
Medal is in GVF condition
1914/15 Trio PO16014 PTE A W J TERRY RMLI . ( CH21491 on pair ) Defence medal, War Medal, Navy LSGC ( Geo V ) PO16014 A W J TERRY CPL RM
Alfred William Jackson Terry a Butcher from Reading enlisted in the Royal Marine Light Infantry on the 7th of June 1911. Posted to the Portsmouth Division, he served during the Great War in the SS Galway Castle and HMS Hindustan (battleship) . He subsequently took part in the Zeebrugge Raid on 23 April 1918, where he formed part of the naval and marine storming parties that landed on the Mole from H.M. Ships Vindictive, Daffodil and Iris to act as a diversion while block ships filled with concrete were sailed into the canal entrance and sunk.
Casualties during the Zeebrugge raid were heavy and such was the bravery of all those involved aboard the three vessels that Article 13 of the Victoria Cross warrant was invoked. This stipulates that, when a corps or unit so distinguishes itself as to make it impossible to single out individuals, crosses should be awarded by a ballot of those who survived. Two Victoria Crosses were awarded to the Royal Marines by this method and another two to the naval personnel. Under a further provision of Article 13, all those who did not receive the V.C. had their records of service annotated to the effect that they had participated in the ballot for the V.C., and Terry's service record is thus annotated.
After discharge terry served with the Royal Marines Police
Both service numbers on the medals confirmed on his service papers and on the medal rolls
Trio and LSGC mounted on bar as originally worn and generally in NVF-VF condition, Defence and War Medals loose
NGS one bar Minesweeping 1945-51 LIEUT A A TOMLINSON RNVR
On the 5th of June 1952 during a naval exercise Lieut Adrian A Tomlinson and 13 fellow crew members on board HM Minesweeping Motor Launch 2582 were killed when a Thunderjet of the Royal Dutch Airforce crashed into the ML whist carrying out mock attacks, eyewitnessed reported that both the ML and the Thunderjet exploded in a mass of flames, only 2 crew members survived
There are various reports of the incident in contemporary newspapers
Medal is generally in GVF condition
QSA 3 bars Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg .Driefontein 2344 PTE W SPECK GLOUC REGT
Walter Speck an 18 year old labourer from Gloucester joined the Gloucester Regiment at Bristol in 1888, he having previously served in the 1st Gloucester Royal Engineer Volunteers, He served in South Africa from January 1900 and was taken POW at Dewetsdorp on the 25th of November 1900 He left South Africa in June 1901 and was discharged from the army in August 1901 after 12 years service
In November 3 companies of the battalion were part of a garrison at Dewetsdorp, which came under siege on the 17th. The garrison were short of water, which had to be carried in each night by volunteers. "November 23 was the hottest day of the siege. The men's tongues began to swell from thirst, and their situation was pitiable, as the enemy's fire was coming from every direction. Major Massey decided that it was impossible to continue the struggle and at half-past 5 the white flag was hoisted. De Wet congratulated Major Massey on the plucky defence made by the garrison and Steyn said that the losses of Boers in killed were greater than those of the British in wounded. The Boers had lost their best men at Dewetsdorp and would never again attempt to take a fortified post." (The Times). In his history of the war Conan Doyle wrote: "The thirst in the sultry trenches was terrible, but the garrison still, with black lips and parched tongues, held on to their lines." Baker is confirmed among the prisoners. The prisoners, except officers, were released 5th December.
Also entitled to the SA1901 Bar
Medal dark toned with one slight edge bump otherwise in VF condition
MSM ( Geo V ) 334009 C S MJR E C BAIGENT RGA TFEM( Geo V ) 28 C S MJR E C BAIGENT DORSET RGA
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
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
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