Collection of medals being offered for sale. Payment to be made to the owner by bank transfer.
C.B. (Military Division)
Distinguished Flying Cross Bar
Aircrew Europe Star France and Germany
War Medal MiD
1953 Coronation Medal
Croix de Guerre Palms
With original MiD certificate, Croix de Guerre Citation, D.F.C. box with ribbon bars.
Ian James Spencer was born 6 June 1916. Acting Pilot Officer September
1937 (General Duties), Flying Officer January 1940, Flight Lt. April
1941. Squadron Leader May 1941, Acting Wing Commander 1943. Acting
Group Captain October 1956. Acting Air Commodore April 1961. Air Vice
Marshal January 1966. Retired January 1968.
Awarded D.F.C. 4 July 1941: "In June 1941 this officer led a formation
of aircraft which carried out an attack on an enemy merchant ship. In
spite of intense anti-aircraft fire from this and other escorting
vessels, Squadron Leader Spencer pressed home his attack from a low
altitude and the formation succeeded in destroying the merchant vessel.
After delivering the attack his aircraft received direct hits
causing damage to the starboard engine and inner port petrol tanks,
while Squadron Leader Spencer was hit in the leg sustaining a fracture
in two places and his observer was wounded in the back. Despite
his injury, S/L Spencer succeeded in flying his aircraft back to this
country although the starboard engine and instrument panel were out of
action. On a previous occasion S/L Spencer successfully bombed an enemy
tanker off the Norwegian coast in the face of intense anti-aircraft
fire, and although his port engine was disabled, he succeeded in flying
his aircraft safely back to this country. He has shown great
determination, courage and efficiency."
110 Squadron. Bar to D.F.C. 14 April 1944. Awarded Croix de Guerre with
palm 16 March 1945: "Wing Commander Spencer, I.J. A Pilot of great
skill, he led on several on occasions over enemy-occupied
territory, important formations of French and British bombers,
with the skill and precision of his manoeuvers he ensured the
success of these missions and thereby gained trust and general esteem.
This citation is for the award of the Croix de Guerre with palm."
MiD 1 January 1946. C.B. awarded 8 June 1963.
Served with 35 Squadron 1938. 110 Squadron 1941. 107 Squadron
1943. 88 Squadron 1944. RAF Staff College 1949. October 1960 he headed
an Anglo-German inquiry incident when two German fighter jets buzzed a
Comet which was flying the Queen home from Denmark. Air Attache,
Switzerland 1950-53. Air Staff, HQ Second Tactical Air Force, Germany
Air Officer Admin. HQ Transport Command 1961-64. Director, Air
Secretary Directorate 1964-65. Air Officer, HQ Far East Air Force,
Singapore 1965-67. He died in Cheltenham 15 May 1994.
Group of Nine: £5250
King's Police Medal for Gallantry KHAN OBEIDULLAH KHAN, INSPR. OF POLICE, PUNJAB £775
London Gazette 27 August 1940. Served in the Hissar District. Born 19
July 1904 in Mianwali. A Muhammadan Pathan, he joined the police 2
April 1931. Held non-gazetted appointments until 14 January 1941.
Military Medal 676655 DVR. W.PICKUP. R.F.A. £250
Pickup was born in Liverpool and enlisted into the 1/8th Battalion
Liverpool Regiment August 1914. To France March 1916 and transferred to
1/4th W. lancs Howitzer Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Discharged
April 1919. MM Gazetted 20 August 1919, D/275th (W. lancs) Bde, Royal
Field Artillery. Medal sent to his home in Cardwell Street, Edge Hill,
Naval General Service Medal Algiers DANL. COX. £1200
Daniel Cox was Carpenter's Crew on HMS Superb. August 1816 the Royal
Navy attacked Algiers to stop the Dey of Algiers from continuing to
trade in slaves.
Sutlej Medal (Moodkee) erased £125
India General Service Medal Pegu LIEUTT W.J. VIZARD. 35TH REGT. M.N.I. £400 SOLD Re-united with his Mutiny medal!
Walter John Vizard was born in Dursley, Gloucestershire and was
commissioned Ensign in 35th Madras Native Infantry in 1846. Served
in Pegu during the Second Burmese War. During the Indian Mutiny he
commanded a detachment at Diggi, North Canara, March to December 1858
(medal). By 1877 he was a Colonel in the Madras Staff Corps. He retired
as Major-General, and died at Dursley, Gloucestershire, December
1898. His Mutiny Medal was sold at Noonans (DNW) in March 2017.
India General Service Medal Burma 1887-89/N.E. Frontier 1891 778 Pte Roramal Chin Police Levy £140 RESERVED
New Zealand Medal (undated) 2337 CR. SERGT. WM. HARRISS. 68TH FOOT. £325
William Harris (double s on medal) enlisted into the 68th Foot in 1844.
Served Malta, Crimea (entitled to medal with three clasps), India and
New Zealand. Sergeant 1855. Colour Sergeant 1861. Awarded the Long
Service Good Conduct Medal 1866.
New Zealand Medal (undated) TPR. J. ARNOLD. N.Z.C. £325
Medal roll shows Private John Arnold, Auckland Militia and that he was a butcher.
John Arnold was born 1833 in Lancashire and went to Australia to look
for gold. In 1862 he went to work in the Otago goldfelds, New Zealand.
In 1863 he joined the 3rd Waikato Militia and was a butcher. His
obituary states that during the Maori Wars he served with "Von
Tempsky's Rangers." He settled in Camp Cambridge with his wife, where
he was given a plot of land to build a house and he opened a butcher
shop. He died 11 July 1919.
Ashantee Medal W. TUCKETT LG STOKER . H.M.S. BITTERN. 73-74 £220
Tuckett was born January 1834 in Exeter. Joined the Navy
September 1870 and served in Bittern to March 1875. Discharged from
Indus October 1880. The Ashanti kingdom built its power on military
subjegation and enslaving weaker tribes. Despite British demands to
give up the slave trade, the Ashanti refused.
Afghanistan Medal 245 PTE. J. FLYNN. 4TH BN. RIFLE BDE. £145
Kabul to Kandahar Star 1893 PRIVATE A. NEIL 92ND HIGHLANDERS £275
Alexander Neil was serving in India in 1871 (military census).
Egypt Medal 1882 Suakin 1885 1440. PTE. P. MCKENNA. 1/SHROPS. L.I.
Khedives Star 1882
Peter McKenna was born in Co. Tyrone and enlisted February 1880. Served
Egypt 1882-83 (medal), Malta, Suakin 1885 (clasp), and discharged
Egypt Medal 1882 The Nile 1884-85 2919 PTE. T. BRETT. 1/RL. IR: REGT.
Khedives Star 1884-5
Egypt Medal 1882 Suakin 1885/Tofrek 5509 PTE J.W. LONG, M.S. CORPS. SOLD
(medal turned into menu holder). John William Long was born in Brighton
and enlisted June 1881 in the Royal Sussex Regiment. Served malta 1882.
Transferred to the Army Hospital Corps 1883 and to the Medical Staff
Corps 1886. To the Reserve 1893. Papers note that "new medal issued at
own expense 29.7.1891." Medal roll does not show entitlement to Tofrek clasp.
India Medal Relief of Chitral 1895 Capt. C. Haynes. 1st Bn. E. Lanc: Regt. £220
Carlton Haynes was born in Barbados in 1858. Educated at Clifton
College, Bristol, where he played cricket for the team and for
Gloucester XI, making five first class appearances. Commissioned from
Sandhurst into the East Lancashire Regiment. Served in Afghanistan
1880. Served with the Chitral Relief Force 1895. In 1903 he was
appointed Governor Leeds Prison and later of Brixton Prison 1912-1922.
Retired to Lewes, Sussex.
Queens Sudan Medal
3013 PTE R. HARDING. 2/R BDE:
Queen's South Africa Medal Defence of Ladysmith/Transvaal/Cape Colony/Orange Free State 3013 PTE. R. HARDING. RIFLE BRIGADE.
King's South Africa Medal South Africa 1901/South Africa 1902
3013 PTE. R. HARDING. RIFLE BRIGADE.
Khedive's Sudan Medal
Percy Harding was born in Woking, Surrey and enlisted into the
Rifle Brigade October 1893, aged 18. Served in Hong Kong October 1895
to November 1896; Singapore to January 1898; Malta to July 1898; Egypt
to September 1898; Crete to October 1899; South Africa to October 1902.
Discharged October 1905. Served in the Nile Expedition 1898, Occupation
of Crete, and Boer War. First two medals on QSA are on one roll, top 2
on another roll, and these two are loose on the ribbon.
Group of Four: SOLD
China Medal (1900) W.C. FARROW, A.B., H.M.S. ENDYMION.
British War Medal 175326 W.C. FARROW. P.O. R.N.
Victory Medal 175326 W.C. FARROW. P.O. R.N.
Royal Navy Long Service Good Conduct Medal (EdVII) 175326 W.C. FARROW, P.O. H.M.S. ROXBURGH.
Charles Farrow was born in London in 1877 amd joined the navy in 1898.
Served on HMS Roxburgh in China. Long Service Medal awarded 1910. In
March 1915 he joined HMS Princess Irene, a new Ocean liner converted to
a minelwayer. 25 May 1915 she went to Sheerness to be loaded with
mines. On morning of 27th May a party of dockyard workers went on board
to help prime the mines. At 9.15 am three of the crew went ashore to
collect the ship's mail. At 11.14 am Princess Irene was blown to pieces
by a massive explosion. An eyewitness said that it looked like
Vesuivius has exploded and that the explosion went a mile into the air
and he could see men among the debris. Several people on shore were
killed by debris. Locals were asked to search their property and farms
for wreckage and human remains. Debris was found 11 miles away. Every
man on board was killed, over 380 men, but the remains of only 15 men
were identified for burial. The men are listed on the Portsmouth Naval
Memorial and on the Sheerness War Memorial.
Group of Four: £450
India General Service Medal North West Frontier 1908 4039 Sepoy Haidar Khan 40th Pathans £80
1914/15 Star 18954 PTE. A.E. HALFORD. GLOUC.R.
British War Medal 18954 PTE. A.E. HALFORD. GLOUC.R.
Victory Medal 18954 PTE. A.E. HALFORD. GLOUC.R.
Albert George Halford was born 1879
and lived in Vauxhall Road, Gloucester. Arrived in France 18 May 1915.
He was discharged 11 September 1916 due to sickness (Silver War Badge).
He died in 1919.
Trio: £50 SOLD
1914/15 Star 24604 DVR: D. SEXTON. R.F.A.
British War Medal 24604 GNR. D. SEXTON. R.A.
Victory Medal 24604 GNR. D. SEXTON. R.A.
Dennis Sexton served in Egypt from 4 July 1915.
British War Medal 58343 PTE. J. EDWARDS. S. WALES BORD. £20
James Edwards served with the South Wales Borderers and 13th Battalion Welsh Regiment. Entitled to pair.
British War Medal 44993 PTE F. MCKENNA. M.G.C. £20
Francis McKenna lived in Delburn Street, Parkhead, Glasgow and enlisted
December 1914. Served in France from December 1916 to January 1917 and
again from August 1917 to September 1917. He was discharged 13 December
1917, suffering a collapsed lung.
British War Medal 161846 PNR. S. MAYO. R.E.
Victory Medal 161846 PNR. S. MAYO. R.E.
Stanley Mayo was born in Dymock, Gloucestershire in 1897 and in 1911 was living in Seymour Road, Gloucester.
British War Medal LIEUT. T.A. WALKER
LIEUT. T.A. WALKER
Thomas Andrew Walker was commissioned 11 November 1915 in the Royal Garrison Artillery and went to France 7 June 1916.
British War Medal 2129 PTE. F. WESTWOOD. ESSEX R.
2129 PTE. F. WESTWOOD. ESSEX R.
Frederick Westwood was fromSaffron Walden, Essex and served with the
8th Cyclist Bn Essex Regiment. He then joined the 6th Bn Bedford
Regiment in July 1915. He was discharged March 1918. He joined the Post
Office in Saffron Walden and later in Essex.
British War Medal 4303 GNR. F. ALLEN. R.A.
4303 GNR. F. ALLEN. R.A.
Allen was from Worcester and enlisted into 2nd South Midland Brigade,
Royal Field Artillery May 1916. To France March 1917. Discharged
British War Medal 37218 PTE. H. SIMMONS. E.SURR. R.
37218 PTE. H. SIMMONS. E.SURR. R.
Harry Simons served with the 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment.
W.D. HUNTER, WR., M.F.A. £20
British War Medal C.O. SWANTON £20
British War Medal
7132 PTE. M. FOX. S. STAFF. R. SOLD
Mark Fox was killed in action 15 September 1914 at Moussy, serving with
the 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. He is buried at Moussy.
India General Service Medal North West Frontier 1935 1-A-12091 SEPOY NAJIB KHAN, I. I.H.C. £50
Indian Hospital Corps
1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Defence Medal, War Medal
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Long Service Medal TY.LIEUT. M.J. POLLOCK. R.N.V.R.
Martin James Pollock commissioned Temp. Sub-Lieut. 27 June 1940. In
August 1940 he was serving on HMS Hinba (yacht); 1941 HMS Blankney
(destroyer) and in 1941 was posted to H.A. Range, Wembury (Naval
Gunnery School) where he spent the rest of the war. November 1942
married Pamela Uzielli in London. His RNVR Medal was awarded March 1949
and sent to him in Howard Street, Strand, London.
Group of Five: £120
1939-45 Star, Italy Star, Africa Star 8th Army, Defence Medal, War Medal
Army Long Service Good Conduct Medal 538539 SJT. H.B. GLOVER. 3-H.
Herbert Barry Glover was born 1901 in Southall, London. Enlisted June
1919 and served with the 20th Hussars in Constantinople in 1920.
Transferred to 3rd Hussars 1921. Transferred to Royal Dragoons August
1939. Early 1940 he was serving with T/102 (Northumberland Hussars) R.A. T.A. In
1941 WO1 Herbert Barry Glover, Royal Artillery, was commissioned 2nd
Lieutenant in the Pioneer Corps. Retired 1945 as Hon. Major. He died in 1981.
Group of Six: £130 SOLD
1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal
Efficiency Medal Territorial 1472075.SJT.G.M. DOLAN.R.A.
Enlisted 1938 and served with H.A.A.
Group of Five: £90
Africa Service Medal 216031 D.B. DOM £20
General Service Medal Malaya DN 32412 PTE PEASAI MSOSA K A R £50
King's African Rifles
General Service Medal (QEII) Malaya 227292836 CPL. R.S. HAYNES. R.M.P. £50
General Service Medal (GVI) Malaya 4014046 L.A.C. H.W. WILKINS. R.A.F. £50
Harold William Wilkins.
22559548 SIGMN. D. JONES. R. SIGS.
U.N. Medal Korea
Police Long Service Medal CONST.. PATRICK C. GARVEY £30
Patrick Charles Garvey was born in Birmingham in 1913 and was serving
at Steelhouse Lane Police Station in 1939. He died in 1972.
Efficiency Medal Militia 48277 PTE . M.A.G. NAYLOR. R.M.P. SOLD
Montagu Alfred Goodbody Naylor was a motor mechanic from Faringdon,
Berkshire and joined the R.M.P. (Militia) 1935. Awarded the Efficiency
Medal 1948. Served until 1950. He was commissioned with the General
List, Army Cadet Force in the London Gazette 9 April 1948: Territorial
Army Reserve of Officers, Special List: Berkshire. Monatgu Alfred
Goodbody Naylor (389152) to be 2nd Lt. 12 Feb. 1948. In the Gazette 2
March 1951: Army Cadet Force: Berkshire. 2nd Lt. M.A.G. Naylor (389152)
resigns his commission, 1st Jan. 1951. He died in 1975.
Imperial Service Medal (GV) AUGUSTUS ARTHUR MILLS £20
Born 1871 and appointed postman April 1889. In 1911 lived in Shepherds
Bush Road. Medal announced in London Gazette 21 April 1931. "Assistant
Head Postman, London Postal District."
Imperial Service Medal (GVI) PERCY ERNEST HAYWARD. £20
London Gazette 10 July 1942. Skilled Workman, Class II, Gloucester Telephone Area.
1921 he lived in Longford, Gloucester. He died in 1956.
Cadet Forces Medal
TY.LT.CDR. (SP) D.W.J. VICKERIDGE. R.N.V.R. £50 SOLD
William John Vickeridge was born in 1926, son of Henry Vickeridge.
Temp. Sub-Lt. R.N.V.R. 1947. He lived in Trinity Street, Tewkesbury and
was commandant of Tewkesbury Sea Cadets.
He died in 2006.
Army Emergency Reserve Decoration 1965 £120
Shanghai Municipal Council Emergency Medal 1937 £300