Distinguished Service Order (GVR) and 2nd award bar £1250
In Garard & Co. case of issue. Enamels in good condition.
Army Emergency Reserve Efficiency Medal 22824241 CFN. J.E. AINSWORTH. REME. £125
South Africa Medal 2280 PTE. J.E. BARKER, 1ST DN. GDS. £600
Indian Mutiny Medal JOHN BROWN 12TH ROYL LANCERS. £450
Brown was born in Brighton and enlisted in the 12th Lancers in August
1857, aged 20. Served in India for 12 years. Served with the Berar
Field Force November 1858 to March 1860 and at the action at Chichuruba
15 January 1959. Transferred to the 7th Hussars February 1860.
Discharged 29 May 1873 suffering from inflamation of the liver.
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: £1200
1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Pacific Star, Italy Star, War Medal
Lloyds War Medal for Bravery at Sea CHIEF ENGINEER OFFICER A.J. CHAFER, S.S. "CITY OF LANCASTER," 14TH JUNE 1943.
John Chafer was born in Grimsby 29 July 1893, brother of the above. On
20 Janaury 1917 he was on the SS Bulgarian, which was sunk by a German
submarine in the Atlantic. 14 crew were killed and 9 taken prisoner of
war. 3rd Engineer Alfred John Chafer was captured and sent to
Wilhelmshaven and then to a camp at Dülmen.
Returned to sea after the war and worked for the Ellerman Line. He
became the Chief Engineer of the City of Lancaster, wihch took part in
convoys to the Mediterranean. 27 April 1943 left Glasgow bound for
Gibraltar. On morning of 14 June 1943 a German Condor attacked the
ship, dropping ten bombs, the ship was damaged the engine room, causing
flooding. Directed by Alfred, the engine room crew fought to repair and
control the flooding and keep the ship moving. She arrived at Gibraltar
the next day.
London Gazette 11 January 1944: O.B.E. (ciivil) Chief Engineer Alfred
John Chafer. "The ship sailing in convoy was attacked by enemy
aircraft.... Some bombs fell very close, causing damage and flooding in
the engine room. The Chief Engineer displayed great courage. In spite
of grave risks, he and his staff immediately set to work to effect
repairs and the leakage was quickly reduced. By his good organisation
and example the engines were thus kept running enabling the ship to
keep her station in the convoy and preventing her from becoming an easy
target for the enemy. There is little doubt that Mr Chafer wa largely
responsible for saving the ship." 11 August 1943 Lloyds of London
awarded their medal to Alfred for the same incident.
Alfred was disacharged from his last voyage 15 December 1963, aged 70 and he died in Grimsby in September 1968.
Group of Seven: £750 RESERVED
Military Medal G-218 CPL.-L.SJT:- A. COOPER. 7/R. SUSS: R.
British War Medal G-218 CPL. A. COOPER. R. SUSS. R.
Victory Medal G-218 CPL. A. COOPER. R. SUSS. R.
Cooper was born in Chichester 1894 and served with the 7th Battalion
Royal Sussex Regiment. To France 1 June 1915 (entitled to 1914/15
Star). Awarded the Military Medal (Gazette 19 March 1918) for service
at the Battle of Cambrai 20-30th November 1917, where he was wounded in
the right hand. After treatment he was transferred to the Royal Defence
Corps. He died of influenza at Battle Mount Military Hospital on 21
November 1918 and received a military funeral at Portfield Church,
Chichester. A family history has been published online and includes a
photo of Archibald. His brother, Fred Cooper, was killed at Ypres in
Trio: £425 RESERVED
South Africa Medal 1879 T/1402. S-C.S. A. DILLEY. A.S. CORPS. £700 RESERVED
was born in London and enlisted October 1876, aged 18. Appointed
Shoeing and Carriage Smith 1879. Discharged to Army Reserve April 1883.
Served in South Africa June 1879 to Janaury 1882 and in Egypt 1882-83
(entitled to Egypt Medal with clasp Tel el Kebir).
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.
C/MX 855593 P.K. ELLIOTT A/E. F.A.4. R.N.
General Service Medal Borneo / Malay Peninsula MX. 855593 P.K. ELLIOTT. E.R.A.1. R.N.
Royal Navy Long Service Good Conduct Medal MX. 855593 P.K. ELLIOTT. E.R.A.1. H.M.S. CALEDONIA.
UN Korea Medal
Mounted as worn. Top clasp loose on ribbon.
Group of Four: £300
Indian Mutiny Medal Relief of Lucknow CHAS ESTCOTT. 82ND REGT. £390
Charles Estcott. Also served in the Crimean War. He died 15 February 1870.
Egypt Medal Tamaai 733 PTE. J. GRAHAM, 10TH RL HUSSARS £280
Graham was born in London and enlisted September 1865 into the 10th
Royal Hussars. Medal and clasp confirmed on roll. Discharged July 1886.
India General Service Medal N.E. Frontier 1891 2515 Sepoy Badi Gurung. 43rd Bl. Infy. £145
Imperial Service Medal SYDNEY H. HELLER
the war he served in the Home Guard from 10 June 1940 to 31 December
1944. Lot includes his Home Guard service certificate and he is
entitled to Defence Medal.
He died 26 November 1988 at Portchester. Worked as an aero-engine fitter for the Admiralty.
1914/15 Star 12717 PTE. W. HOLBROOK. GLOUC: R.
British War Medal 12717 PTE. W. HOLBROOK. GLOUC. R.
Victory Medal 12717 PTE. W. HOLBROOK. GLOUC. R.
William Holobrook was living in Winchcombe in 1911, aged 19. He served
with the 9th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment in Salonika.
1914/15 Star RMA. 14401. GR. S.E. HOUCHEN,
British War Medal R.M.A. 14401. GR. S.E. HOUCHEN.
Victory Medal R.M.A. 14401. GR. S.E. HOUCHEN.
Memorial Plaque SAMUEL EDWARD HOUCHEN
With original printed memorial.
Samuel Edward Houchen was born in Nottingham in 1892 and enlisted into
the Royal Marine Artillery in September 1914. Posted to HMS Canada
August 1915. Posted to the Roya, Marine Brigade February 1918.
Accidentally killed by a gun explosion 1 April 1918. Buried at Deal
The inquest reported that on the morning of 1 April, during practice
firing, a stokes gun exploded killing four men and injuring another
five. It was found that the accident was caused by a premature
explosion of a shell in the gun and there was no fault by the crew.
Trio & plaque: £300
General Service Medal S.E. Asia 1945-46 WO W H KIMBER (1430832) RAF £70 Late-issue, in box of issue.
General Service Medal Northern Ireland 24146699 RFN. A.B. LEACH RGJ.
U.N. Cyprus Medal
letter from RGJ Museum stating that Leach served with R Company, 3rd
Battalion Royal Green Jackets in Northern Ireland in 1971. They had the
task of patrolling the Lower Falls area.
Egypt Medal 1882 Tel-El-Kebir 319 PTE. J. MAHER. 2/R. IR:R.
Medals and clasp confirmed on rolls. James Maher served with 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Regiment.
Africa General Service Medal Kenya 195 T.P.R. STEPHANO MBOGORI. £50 Tribal Police Reservist
Egypt Medal Gemaizah 1885 1478 PTE. T. MORRIS. 1/WELCH. R. £290
Medal roll shows Thomas Morris.
Crimea Medal Sebastopol Sebastopol W. MOSS. SCOTS FUSILR GDS. £220
medal. William Moss was from Siddington, Gloucestershire. Enlisted 22
April 1854. He died before Sebastopol 10 December 1854.
Mark on clasp under the S
Cape of Good Hope General Service Medal Bechuanaland NATIVE DET.CHARLES NTISI. C. POL. £200 Native Detective, Cape Police. RESERVED
France & Germany Star
Police Long Service Medal (QEII) INSPR. BERNARD T. PHELAN
Bernard Terence Phelan was born 1914 in Bristol. He joined Bristol
Police 14 February 1934. Sergeant March 1938. Joined the R.A.F. 29 June
1942 and served as a Navigator. Rejoined the police May 1946. Passed
for Inspector April 1949. Awarded Police Medal February 1956. He died in Bristol December 1990.
Group of Five: £145
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: £750
France & Germany Star
Queen's Korea Medal
935937 SJT. J.A.L. PRINGLE. R.A.
United Nations Medal Korea
Army Long Service Good Conduct Medal 935937 SGT. J.A.L. PRINGLE. R.A.
Lewis Alexander Pringle (enlistment register) shows that he joined the
Royal Artillery in 1939, aged 19. He death was registered in Wrexham in
Group of Seven: £200
Africa Star 8th Army
War Medal MiD
General Service Medal Palestine 1945-48 7596624 S/SJT. L.R. RIXON. R.E.M.E.
1953 Coronation Medal
Medal roll confirms medal and clasp. MiD not confirmed.
Group of Seven: £175
Efficiency Medal Territorial 5186798. GNR. H.F. SARGENT. R.A. SOLD
India General Service Medal N.E. Frontier 1442 Singh Thapa 1st Bn 2d Gurkha Regt £145
Rank naming is indistinct
Crimea Medal Sebastopol NICHOLAS O.M. VIZE. £150
A "self-awarded" medal. Nicholas
Ogle Moore Vize was born in Queens County, Ireland in 1935. Commissioned Ensign 1st Regiment, 18 October 1853.
Ensign (late Lt, 1st Regiment) to be Lieutenant, 4th West York Militia,
June 1854 but resigned in May 1855. Did not serve in the Crimea.
He died at Rathfarnham, Ireland in 1861. Engraved in capital letters.
India General Service Medal North West Frontier 856 PTE. WILLM JOHN WAITE, 7TH HUSSARS. £300
John Waite was born 1841. Medal roll confirms that he was one of only
11 men of the 7th Hussars to receive the medal. 1871 census shows him
as 856 Hospital Sergeant, 7th Hussars. In 1873 he appeared as a witness
in a curt case against Henry Pickering Wright, who had fraudulently
enlisted. "Sergeant William John Waite, Army Hospital Corps, produced a
register of the 7th Hussars. The prisoner was the same man as the one
mentioned in the register. He had not the slightest doubt about him
being the same man, he having seen him on three different occasions."
On 11 October 1876 Sergeant William John Waite, from Army
Hospital Corps to be Quartermaster, 7th Hussars. Hon. Captain (QM)
October 1886. Retired 25 September 1895 as Quartermaster (Hon. Capt),
7th Hussars. 1901 he was living in Coxlodge, Northumberland.