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SOLD SOLD (15/10) German WW1 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class With Screw Back In Fitted Case. M113 - M 113
This is a very nice WW1 Iron Cross 1st Class with the scarce sunburst screw back fitting. The medal retains most of its original finish with only minor wear to the highlights. There are no makers marks which is not unusual on these pieces. The medal is complete with its original black fitted case and appears to have been in it for all of its life. WW1 iron crosses area getting harder to find and the price includes U.K delivery. M 113 £325
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Hunter River Lancers Badge. BA 894 - BA 894
This is an original 12/16th Hunter River Lancers badge issued to the Australian Army Reserve Light Armoured Regiment formed on the 1st May 1948. This regiment seaws its lineage from units originally formed in the 1880s. the regiment is currently a light cavalry scout unit and has in recent years seen service in Iraq and Afghanistan. This badge dates from the 1953 – 1960s period and carries the makers mark K.C. LUKE MELBOURNE stamped to the rear of the badge. The white metal badge has 2 lugs to the rear for securing the badge. This is an early and scarce badge. The price includes U.K. delivery. BA 894
£120.00

Medal Group To The Chilman Family. M 112 - M 112
This is a family group of medals consisting of a World War 1 trio to a bi-lingual South African, the father H.R.Chilman of the Barkly West Commando, (a scarce unit) and a Second World War group to his son also H.R.Chilman of the South African Army Defence Corps, Technical Division. All the medals are named as is the case for South African medals. The group consists of the 1914-15 star war medal and bi lingual victory medal for the father and 1939-45 star, Africa Star, War Medal and the South African Service Medal which is in silver for the son. Also included are 4 collar badges fo the South African Technical Service Corps consisting of a wheel, bomb and scroll with TSC TDK. There is a photograph of the son in uniform together with a photograph of him with General Smuts and other paperwork including his official medal award slips, membership cards etc. for the Torch Commando Veterans Association. At the top of the display are medal ribbons for the ASA, QSA, and others which presumably are the grandfathers together with the father and son medal ribbons. The grandfathers medals are missing. This is a nice family group covering 2 world wars and worthy of further research. Price includes UK delivery. M 112
£375.00

Medal Group To The Sergeant Family. M 111 - M 111
This is a family group of medals consisting of a World War 1 pair to a PTE.W.C.Sargeant of the R.A.M.C. There is a mint General Service Medal (GSM) with the Canal Zone clasp in its original box of issue together with an Award Productions Suez and National Service medals. The GSM is named to a Sapper R.W. Sargeant R.E. (Royal Engineers) and comes in its original box of issue with the Ministry of Defence details on the rear. The other 2 medals are both in their original cases of issue. The medals are all unworn. This is a nice family group of medals with a scarce bar on the G.S.M.. Price includes UK delivery. M 111
£350.00

WW1 British Military Medal To Corporal 51489 James McGregor MM Cheshire Regiment Casualty Of War Wounded In Action West Of Gonnelieu 28th February 1918 With Original Ribbon, Award Certificate, Newspaper Cutting Reporting The Award & Discharge Paper. - 15178
At the outbreak of WW1 James McGregor enlisted at Paisley with the A.V.C and shipped to France in 1915. In 1917 he transferred to the Cheshire Regiment. He was subsequently promoted to Corporal and in on 28th February 1918 whilst engaged in action West of Gonnelieu received wounds to his legs. As a result of his heroic conduct in that action Cpl McGregor was awarded the prestigious MM for ‘Conspicuous Bravery & Devotion To Duty’. Sadly as a result of his injuries Cpl McGregor had one leg amputated below the knee and was discharged on Medical grounds on 26th October 1918. The award of the MM to Cpl McGregor was reported in newspapers and an original newspaper cutting describing the Soldier’s actions together with a black and white portrait image of Cpl McGregor accompanies his MM with original ribbon which is contained in a period leather covered wood jewellery box. The silk lining of the box has a printed trade label ‘Waller & Craig Bellshill’. The medal is clean and undamaged and the original ribbon clean. The medal correctly has Cpl McGregor’s rank service number and regiment inscribed on the rim which can be seen in the images. The medal is also accompanied by the original award certificate and discharge paper of Cpl McGregor. The price for this MM worthy of further research re the action leading to its award includes UK delivery. 15178
£475.00

MUSEUM QUALITY, Framed Original WW1 1915 – 1919 Imperial German Iron Cross 2nd Class With Ribbon, Prussian Infantry Pickelhaube Helmet Plate & Period Crossed Miniature Military Swords With Scabbards. Sn 15122:8 - 15122:8
This excellent WW1 collection is as found mounted on a Prussian black velvet background which has bullion tape edging and has a glazed dark wood frame, the back of the frame has hooks which can be easily released to allow access to the individual pieces. The collection consists of an Imperial German Iron Cross 2nd Class with ribbon, Prussian Infantry white metal Pickelhaube helmet Plate above white metal numbers forming the dates 1915 & 1919. The centre of the display has decorative faux green and silvered sprigs of Oak leaves with acorns alongside a pair of individual superb crossed miniature Imperial German Officer’s swords with gilt voided bowl guards & bullion wire representing Officer’s cords. The swords are tethered to the back board by gold coloured cord which secures the sword blades in their scabbards. The sword’s bowl guards each have cast foliate decoration. The white metal scabbards are undamaged with no dents. Both scabbards have hanging rings. The swords each measure 9 ¾” in length in their scabbards. The frame measures 18” x 15” x 2 ½”. The price for this Museum quality WW1 Imperial German collection includes UK delivery. Sn 15122:8
£675.00

MUSEUM QUALITY, Framed Original WW1 1914 – 1918 Imperial German Iron Cross 1st Class With Ribbon Bar, Prussian Infantry Pickelhaube Helmet Plate & Period Crossed Miniature Military Swords With Scabbards. Sn 15122:7 - 15122:7
This excellent WW1 collection is as found mounted on a Prussian black velvet background which has bullion tape edging and has a glazed dark wood frame, the back of the frame has hooks which can be easily released to allow access to the individual pieces. The collection consists of an Imperial German Iron Cross 1st Class with correct pin mount to the rear, Ribbon Bar with white metal mount, Prussian Infantry white metal Pickelhaube helmet Plate above white metal numbers forming the dates 1914 & 1918. The centre of the display has decorative faux green and silvered sprigs of Oak leaves with acorns alongside a pair of individual superb crossed miniature Imperial German Officer’s swords with gilt voided bowl guards & bullion wire representing Officer’s cords. The swords are tethered to the back board by gold coloured cord. One of the sword’s guards has the cast form of the Prussian Eagle. The swords have polished steel blades and are removable from their scabbards (the sword with the Eagle hilt is secured to the back board by a small cord at the hilt which could be removed to allow removal of the blade should the next owner wish to do so). The white metal scabbards are undamaged with no dents. Both scabbards have hanging rings. The swords each measure 9 ¾” in length in their scabbards. The frame measures 18” x 15” x 2 ½”. The price for this Museum quality WW1 Imperial German collection includes UK delivery. Sn 15122:7
£675.00

SOLD...SOLD...SOLD...MINT, WW2 BRITISH NAVY BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC HERO DSM 4 Medal Group To Able Seaman D/SSX 17613 A.B. Backhouse DSM HMS WALKER Involved In Action Resulting In U-Boat Sinking Received Direct From His Family With Documents. Sn 13452. - 13452
This is a stunning DSM group to Able Seaman Backhouse received directly from his family together with his 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star & War Medal. A.B. Backhouse was serving on board HMS Walker which was escorting a convoy from Halifax to Liverpool in March 1941. The convoy consisting of 41 Ships plus 4 Destroyers & 2 Corvettes came under attack from U-Boats 37, 99, 100 & 110. U99 was commanded by Otto Kretshmer & U100 by Joachim Shepke two top U-Boat aces. U100 was depth charged and rammed when she surfaced & most of the crew were killed. U99 went to her aid & was also depth charged. The U-Boat was damaged and surfaced. All of the crew were taken prisoner and the U-Boat sank. A.B. Backhouse had earlier repeatedly dived into the sea which was covered in burning oil to rescue survivors from an oil tanker which had been blown up during a torpedo attack.. He was finally taken back on board HMS Walker suffering from burns and lung damage but was on board HMS Walker when it sank U99. This action was considered a turning point in the Battle of the Atlantic. For his brave & selfless action A.B. Backhouse was awarded the DSM which was announced in the London Gazette Tuesday 6th May 1941. The group comes with a copy of an exert from the page of the London Gazette, an Admiralty certificate of identity for the award of a £20 gratuity & several photocopies of contemporary images of HMS Walker together with a Royal Mail 1st day cover from the 40th Anniversary of the sinking of the U99 which contains further information of the action and is signed by Lt G.F. Osborne, the Engineer Officer on HMS Walker. It is also signed by Heinz Franke another U-Boat ace from the battle of the Atlantic who went on to survive the War. There is also a copy of a contemporary photo and a printed potted biography of the U-Boat Commander. 3 of the medals are in their original packets of issue, the DSM is contained in a family wedding cake box with lid. All of the medals are in mint condition. The DSM has A.B. Backhouse’s details & HMS Walker officially impressed around the rim. A superb group to a British hero from a famous action. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13452
£2,750.00

Framed Boer War & WW1 British Military Medal 6 Medal Group Private G. Jackson MM 1st South Staffordshire Regiment / 2nd Middlesex Regiment Wounded In Action Battle Of Spion Kop 1900 With Regiment Cap Badges & Account Of His Sevice & Actions. M 111 - M 111
Private 5562 Jackson served with the 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment 1899-1902. He saw service in Major actions of the Boer Wars and was wounded in action at the battle of Spion Kop 24th January 1900 whist fighting at the summit. His Regiment lost 42 killed in action and suffered 102 casualties at Spion Kop in just one days’ action. He recovered from his injuries and at the outbreak of WW1 relisted as Private 9043 in the 1st Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment. Pte Jackson saw much action in many of the major engagements and theatres of the Great War and was awarded the Military Medal for his bravery during the attack of Munich Trench, Beaumont Hamel 11th & 12th January 1917 (London Gazette 12th March 1917). This is the Soldier’s original framed Military Medal group with ribbons and bars together with South Staffordshire & Middlesex Regiment Bi-metal cap badges. There are also card inserts with hand written text detailing the Soldier’s service in both the Boer War & WW1 together with circumstances surrounding the award of his MM and an extract from the 1st Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment War Diary regarding action at the Munich trench (fully illustrated in image 3). All are beautifully mounted on a purple felt background in a glazed dark wood frame (24”x 21”x 1 ¼”). The rear of the frame is mounted with cord for wall hanging. The price for this MM group to a heroic British Soldier who was wounded in action and awarded for bravery in 2 of Britain’s Major conflicts includes UK delivery. M 111
£1,895.00

WW1 Wilmslow District Memorial Shield With Copper Centre Boss To British Army Private 2270 Francis Shaw 8th Battalion Manchester Regiment Killed In Action 18th December 1914 With Copy Of War Grave Commission Entry & Note Re History Of The Regiment. - 13738
This is an original memorial shield to a British Soldier who fell during WW1. A week away from Christmas Day and 331 British Army Officers and men lost their lives on 18th December 1914. Add in men from other nationalities and men serving with the Royal Navy, Mercantile Marine and Royal Air Force and that figure increases to 372. This shield in memory of Private 2270 Francis Shaw 8th Battalion Manchester Regiment Killed In Action 18th December 1914 has a wooden shield shaped base which measures 9” x 9 ½” x ½” has a large centre mounted copper boss which is 6 ½” diameter. The boss with laurel wreath bears heraldic arms below ‘Wilmslow District 1914-1919’ (Cheshire) and states ‘ In Grateful Memory Pte Francis Shaw 1/3 Manr (Manchester) Regt Who Died For His King & Country In The Great War’. The rear of the shield has a hanging ring for wall mounting. The shield is accompanied by an A4 size paper copy of the War Graves Commission entry in memory of the Soldier which states ‘Remembered With Honour Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Cemetery’. Also included is a small printed note outlining the history of the Manchester Regiment and its involvement in WW1 (the documents are illustrated in the images). The price for this memorial shield to a named WW1 Soldier worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 13738
£275.00
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