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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

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

SOLD SOLD (01/04) Display Cased, Court Mounted, Group Of 3 X British Medals to X4022596 Cpl M.C. Whitelaw R.A.F. Sn 13891 - 13891
This is a group Of 3 X Medals to X4022596 Cpl M.C. Whitelaw R.A.F. The group consists of a General Service Medal with Arabian Peninsular Bar, impressed to "4022596 Cpl M.C. Whitelaw R.A.F." and complete with ribbon. The second, a General Service Medal with Borneo Bar impressed to "X4022596 Cpl M.C. Whitelaw R.A.F" and complete with ribbon. The last one, A Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Impressed with "X4022596 Cpl M.C. Whitelaw R.A.F." and complete with a ribbon. The medals cover ‘hot spots’ in the post WW2 conflicts in which the British Armed Forces were engaged. The group are Court mounted on card and presented in a glass fronted cardboard display box with removable lid. This is an attractive group of medals worthy of further research. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13891
£0.00

A WW2 Medal Pair to Trooper J.H. Vent, Royal Tanks. Sn 13860 - 13860
This is a pair of WW2 medals and ribbons with bars to Trooper J.H. Vent of the Royal Tanks. The pair consists of a British WW2 War Medal and Ribbon and Elizabeth II Territorial Efficiency Medal and Ribbon which has two long service bars. The Territorial Efficiency is named to a scarce unit. It is mounted for wear with metal clasp and pin. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13860
£165.00

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

India General Service Medal With Jowaki 1877-8 Clasp To Nicholas Roads 4th Battalion Rifle Brigade, Mounted on Card in a Glass Fronted Display Box. Sn 13626 - 13626
A very nice condition India General Service Medal with Jowaki 1877-8 clasp impressed to Nicholas Roads 4th Battalion Rifle Brigade. The India General Service Medal (1854 IGSM) was a campaign medal approved in 1854, for issue to officers and men of the British and Indian armies. The 1854 IGSM was approved on 1 March 1854. It was awarded for various minor military campaigns in India, during 1852 to 1895. Each battle or action covered by the medal was represented by a clasp on the ribbon, 24 were sanctioned, the maximum awarded to one man is thought to be seven. The medal was never issued without a clasp. The medal is silver, 1.4 inches in diameter, and was struck at the Royal Mint. It was later issued in bronze for camp followers and native civilians. The obverse bears a left facing effigy of Queen Victoria wearing a diadem and veil. Surrounding the head is the inscription 'VICTORIA REGINA'. The reverse depicts Victory crowning a seated nude warrior. The medal is suspended by a silver scrolled bar. The medal hangs from a ribbon 1 1/4 inches wide. It is divided into five stripes, three red and two dark blue, 1/4 inch wide. It is crisply impressed with "1750 Pte Nicholas Roads 4 Bn Rifle Bde". It has the 'Jowaki 1877-8' clasp and correct ribbon. It is nicely mounted on a piece of card and in a glass fronted display box. This is a very nice example. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13626
£340.00

Original 1882 Egyptian Khedive’s Star To Sergeant E. Jones 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. M 110 - M 110
This medal was conferred by Khedive Tenfik of Egypt to those who qualified for the Egypt Medal and was invariably worn alongside it. This 5 pointed star with circular centre depicts the Sphinx & Pyramids surrounded by a band inscribed ‘Egypt 1882’ also the Khedive of Egypt and the year in the Moslem calendar. The reverse shows the Khedive’s monogram surmounted by crown. The star is suspended by a ring from an ornamental claspin the centre of which is a star and crescent. This medal has been privately engraved with the name of the recipient "1878 Sergt E. Jones 1 Batt. Sea. Highds". The star is complete with its ribbon. Price for this medal which is worthy of further research includes UK delivery. M 110
£195.00
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