MEDALS TO ROYAL NAVY, MERCHANT NAVY & ROYAL MARINES
Lost or stolen: South Atlantic Medal (rosette) & Merchant Navy Medal (1st type) to MARTYN P. COOMBES
Baltic Medal 1882
Crimea Medal Sebastopol H.C. MEDDER.R.N.H.M.S: PRINCESS ROYAL
Engraved naming. Henry Courtis Medder was born July 1840 in Stoke Damerel, Devon. Joined HMS Princess Royal as Assistant Clerk in February 1855 and served in both the Baltic and Crimea on her. Clerk February 1857. In November 1859 there was a mutiny on the Princess Royal, when a section of the crew were unahppy with arrangments made for crew leave while at Portsmouth. The inquiry was fully reported in the newspapers, including the witness statements: "Mr. H.C. Medder, clerk on board Her Majesty's ship Princess Royal,took the names of the men of the lower deck as they came up at the close of the disturbances." The court sentenced the mutineers to three months prison with hard labour. There was a public outcry at the harsh sentence, for what appeared to be a minor affair, and the Admiralty responded by releasing the men after one month. Medder was posted to HMS Nile December 1859 and appointed Assistant Paymaster. To Royal Adelaide April 1864. To Caradoc March 1867 Assistant Paymaster in Charge. To Duke of Wellington June 1869. To the Dee June 1870. Paymaster 9 August 1870. He died 18 August 1872.
Egypt Medal 1882 Alexandria 11th July / Suakin 1884 C.W. DOWN . CARPRS CREW: H.M.S. HECLA.
Royal Navy Long Service Good Conduct Medal CHAS. WM DOWN , CARPR'S MATE. H.M.S. INDUS.
Khedive's Star 1882
Charles William Down was born February 1860 in Devonport, Devon. Joined the Navy December 1880. To Hecla 26 May 1882 as Carpenters Crew. May 1885 Caulker. November 1890 Carpenter's Mate. Long Service Medal awarded
Shore pensioned December 1900. Recalled 2nd August 1914 and posted to H.M.S. Jupiter 17th August 1914 as Chief Shipwright. This ship made the first Winter Russian convoy voyage in February 1915, breaking through the ice to Archangelsk. Czar Nicholas II awarded the crew of the ship medals for this voyage. He transferred off the ship on her return to the U.K.
8th March 1916 he joined H.M.S. Daedalus (Cranwell: from April 1918 "attached to R.A.F."). He was discharged 31st November 1918.
In 1939 he was living in Bromley, London. He died 3rd January 1943 and was buried at St. Lukes Cemetery, Bromley.
He was also issued a 1914/15 Star trio and the Imperial Russian Medal of Zeal.
Group of Three SOLD
1939-45 War Medal
Royal Navy Long Service Good Conduct Medal (GV) M.35084 W.J. KEMP. E.R.A.1. H.M.S. HAREBELL.
William James Kemp was born 9 March 1904 in Redruth, Conrwall. He joined the navy in August 1919. Served on Ajax, Sandhurst and Venemous. 1926 volunteered for submarines and joined L16 in 1927. Then served on H34 and H32. 1935 posted to HMS Harebell (a convoy sloop), where he was awarded his long service medal in April 1937. Posted to Neptune 1937 and Duke of York in 1941. He was discharged 28 November 1945.
There is a group photo on ancestry which claims to show Kemp just before 1939. However, the person identifed is clearly wearing WW1 medals. But standing next to him is a man with only the LSGC.
Group of Five: £250
|Mercantile Marine War Medal HAROLD P. HEWETSON. £45
Copy medal card with photo. Harold Percy Hewetson was serving on the War Apricot when the war ended.
|Mercantile Marine War Medal GEORGE STEPHENSON £45
|Mercantile Marine War Medal ARTHUR J. TURNER £45
Only one card with this name. Arthur James Turner, born in Leyton in 1898.
|British War Medal J.84737 J.H. BECKETT. ORD. R.N.
Victory Medal J.84737 J.H. BECKETT. ORD. R.N.
Copy service record. James Henry Beckett was born in London 6 February 1900 and enlisted February 1918. Served on HMS Patrol, a scout cruiser in the Irish sea. Discharged April 1919.
|A cased model of a Vosper MTB made from paper
Boat is 28 inches long. Case is 31 x 15 x 11 inches. Buyer to collect.