Distinguished Service Cross
1914/15 Star LIEUT. A.H. CHAFER R.N.R. (renamed)
British War Medal LT.COMMR. A.H. CHAFER. R.N.R.
Victory Medal LT.COMMR. A.H. CHAFER. R.N.R.
John Havercroft Chafer was born 1867 in Grimsby. 1891 joined the Great
Central Railway company steamer service as 2nd officer on the SS
Ashton. November 1891 he was awarded the Board of Trade bronze medal
for gallantry in saving life at sea, when the ship Enterkin sank.
Promoted to Captain 1894.
Lt. Royal Naval Reserve December 1914. Commanded paddle mine-sweeper "Slieve Bearnagh".
Gazetted 29 June 1917 "services in Mine-sweeping operations between 1st
July 1916 and 31 March 1917." The recommendation states: "On the 22nd
January 1917, he discovered and rapidly cleared seven enemy mines from
a dangerous position. On 4th March 1917, he rendered valuable
assistance under difficult conditions, in exceptionally heavy weather
in sweeping up six enemy mines, thus successfully clearing an
important channel." Acting Lt-Cmdr 31 December 1917. Demobed May 1919
and returned to his work as Captain of the SS "Bury". September 1924 he
was commended for the rescue of the crew of an Estonian ship "Sakala".
Retired June 1931 and died in Grimsby 21 April 1935. Brother below.
Group of Four: £780 SOLD
Victory Medal 120443 PNR. E. DUFFY. R.E. £15
Edward Duffy was from Manchester and served in France from 2 October 1915.Discharged April 1917.
India General Service Medal N.E. Frontier 1891 2515 Sepoy Badi Gurung. 43rd Bl. Infy. SOLD
Queen's South Africa Medal Cape Colony/Transvaal/Wittebergen 4995 SEJT. W. PRICE. MANCH: REGT.
King's South Africa Medal South Africa 1901/South Africa 1902 4995 SJT W PRICE MANCH REGT (renamed)
Royal Niger Company Medal
SERGT W. PRICE. W.A.F.F. (specimen medal,
Africa General Service Medal N.Nigeria 1904 SGT.
W. PRICE. W.A.F.F.
War Medal Q.M. & LIEUT. W. PRICE.
Victory Medal Q.M. & LIEUT. W. PRICE.
1935 Jubilee Medal
1937 Coronation Medal No.4995 Q.M.S. W. PRICE. MANCH.R.
Meritorious Service Medal 4995 R.Q.M.S. W. PRICE.
Army Long Service Good Conduct Medal 4995 Q.M.SJT: W. PRICE. MANCH: REGT.
A strange group of correct medals and renamed medals.
William Price was born at Llangattock, Brecknock in 1877 and enlisted
October 1896 into the South Wales Borderers. Transferred to the
Manchester Regiment November 1896. To India December 1896. Corporal
March 1899. To South Africa and Sergeant March 1900. Mentioned in
Depatches 2 August 1901 "for distinguished service at Wilge River 13
July 1901." Posted to the Northern Nigeria Regiment, West African
Frontier Force (service record confirms award of AGSM N.Nigeria 1904).
Colour Sergeant February 1906. Colour Sergeant July 1911. LSGC Medal awarded 1914.
24 February 1917 "Brought to notice of the Secretary of State for
War for valuable service." Served in UK until 25 April 1918 when he
went to France with 11th Manchesters. Discharged to commission April
1918. MBE (Military) Gazetted 3 June 1935 as Major (QM), 9th Battalion
Manchester Regiment, Territorial Army.
Group of Eleven: £600
India General Service Medal N.E. Frontier 1442 Singh Thapa 1st Bn 2d Gurkha Regt SOLD
Rank naming is indistinct