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WW1 British Medal Trio, War Medal, 1914-15 Star, Victory Medal, Death Plaque & Research Dossier To Pte 17539 E. Wright 2nd Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers KIA 1st October 1915. M 134 - M 134
Pte 17539 E. Wright served with the 2nd Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers in WW1. He was killed In Action in France on 1st October 1915 during heavy trench bombardment and fighting. An extract copy of the Battalion war diary which accompanies the medals describes actions between the 30th September 1915 and 2nd October 1915 where a total of 244 Officer’s and men were Killed or wounded after heavy trench bombardment, machine gun fire and fighting. As is common, how Pte Wright fell is not described but he is obviously one of the 244 recorded. Also included in a dossier of documents with the medals are copies of newspaper cuttings reporting his death, a copy of newspaper image of Pte Wright in uniform, War graves commission entry identifying him as being remembered at Loos memorial France panel 46-49, his memorial scroll and original scroll receipt. Pte Wright’s Medals consist of the British War medal, 1914-15 star and Victory medal. The Soldier’s details are correctly on the rim of the War & Victory medals and the back of the 1914-15 star. All 3 have their original ribbons. The death plaque made from Bronze and hence popularly known as the “Dead Man’s Penny” among front-line troops, also becoming widely known as, the “Death Penny”, “Death Plaque” or “Widow's Penny”. His death plaque is undamaged and bears his name. All are accompanied by the dossier of documents. The price for this group with documentation includes UK delivery. M 134
£425.00

WW1 2 Medal Group Victory & War Medal, Memorial Silver Cross, Death Plaque & Research Dossier To 425413 A.SjtF. Thompson 27th Battalion Canadian Infantry KIA First Day Of the Battle Of Flers Courclette 15th September 1916 (1st Battle Tanks Were Used) - M 133
The Battle of Flers–Courcelette (15 to 22 September 1916) was fought during the Battle of the Somme in France, by the French Sixth Army and the British Fourth Army and Reserve Army, against the German 1st Army, during the First World War. Tanks were used in battle for the first time in history and the Canadian Corps and the New Zealand Division fought for the first time on the Somme. Frank Thompson served in the territorial army previous to enlistment in December 1914. He transferred into the 27th battalion Canadian Infantry entering France on 18th July 1916. On 15th September 1916 he was reported KIA on the 1st day of the Battle Of Flers Courclette. His medals memorial cross and Plaque were sent to his widow Sarah J Thompson. He is remembered on the Vimy Memorial. His Medals consist of the British Victory Medal (also called the Inter Allied Victory Medal) & British War Medal. Both with the Soldiers details correctly on the rim. The silver Memorial cross has the Soldier’s name to the rear and is marked ‘Sterling’. All 3 have their original ribbons and are mounted for display on card. The plaque was made from Bronze and hence it was popularly known as the “Dead Man’s Penny” among front-line troops, also becoming widely known as, the “Death Penny”, “Death Plaque” or “Widow's Penny”. The plaque is undamaged and period framed with wood edged with Oak leaves. The Plaque bears the Soldier’s name. All are accompanied by a dossier of documents which include more detailed antecedents of the Soldier and copies of his original service record together with war graves commission information and WD notifications of his being KIA. The price for this group with documentation worthy of further research includes UK delivery (Battalion war Diary entries if available may provide more information). M 133
£425.00

WW1 Trio, Death Plaque and Cap Badge To Joseph Timms, Manchester Regiment. Sn 18005 - 18005
This is a WW1 Trio and Death Plaque to Joseph Timms of the Manchester Regiment, killed in action of the 7th December 1915. Joseph Timms was a private in the 12th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment and was killed in action of the 7th December 1915, aged 22 years . Joseph is buried I n the Ypres Reservoir Cemetery in Belgium. Joseph was the son of Mrs. Catherine Timms of 20 Gertrude Street, Salford. Joseph is known to have fought in the Second Battle of Ypres. Joseph is commemorated on the James and John M. Worrall Limited Dye Works roll of honour memorial in Salford, Greater Manchester. This medal group is worthy of further research. Also included is an original Manchester cap badge. The price includes U.K. delivery. Sn 18005
£450.00

WW1 Gallipoli Casualty 4 Medal Group To 242 Private Thomas Fay 1/8th (Ardwick) Battalion Territorial Force Manchester Regiment Died Of Wounds 25/06/15, His Memorial Death Penny & Regiment Cap Badges With Copy Of War Graves Entry & Casualty Record. Sn 1794 - 17946
In September 1914, just before the Ottoman Empire entered the war on Germany's side, six of the British Manchester Regiment's Battalions joined the Egypt garrison. On the 6th May 1915 the 1/8th Manchester Regiment landed at Cape Helles, Gallipoli to reinforce the British beachheads. This is an excellent medal group to 242 Private Thomas Fay 1/8th (Ardwick) Battalion Territorial Force Manchester Regiment who died of wounds at Gallipoli 25th June 1915. The medal group consisting of his WW1 trio and Efficiency Medal are in excellent condition with ribbons. All of the medals are marked to the soldier. Also included are his copper memorial death Penny which bears his name & his 2 Regiment cap badges. The collection is accompanied by a copy of his War Graves entry, ancestry internet research which records his date and place of death as 25/06/15 Gallipoli & casualty record . The price for this collection to a British soldier who took part in a historic WW1 battle, worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 17946
£695.00

WW1 ‘Western Front’ 1918 British Officer’s Military Cross 4 Medal Group Mounted For Display To G2788 Lieutenant H.W Green M.C. Hampshire Regiment & Royal Fusiliers With Photocopy Portrait Images Of The Recipient & Dossier Of Documents / Provenance. - 17838
At the outbreak of WW1 Harry Walter Green born 22/12/94 London enlisted in the Royal Fusiliers. After training he was posted to France and by the end of 1916 he had seen service at Loos and Wulverghem, also on the Somme at Delville Wood and Guillemont. He was granted a commission on 27th June 1917 with the Hampshire Regiment. Joining the 15th Battalion he was wounded in action in France sometime around September /October but fortunately not too seriously and on 8th August 1918 took part in a new offensive on the Western front. The following day 9th August, Green won his MC. The London Gazette 7th November 1918 reported the award “for conspicuous gallantry and skill. He led 2 platoons in an attack and captured a machine gun. When the enemy attempted to filter back and bring forward a machine gun he forced them to retire by his initiative and skilful action. He showed a very fine example to his men”. Shortly thereafter on 14th October 1918 the Officer was again wounded in action when he received a shell wound to his left hand at Menin during the advance across the river Lys. As a result he was evacuated to England (the documents accompanying the medals contain more detail regarding actions involving the Officer). This medal group to Lieutenant Green M.C consists of his Military Cross, unnamed as issued, 1914-15 Star (G.2788 Pte HW Green R. Fus), British War & Victory medals (Lieut HW Green). The WW1 medals are fitted with correct ribbons and are mounted on a felt covered card with identification plaque which can be seen in the images. The medals come with a photocopy image of the recipient in Uniform and a photocopy image of his family. The price for this excellent medal group to a heroic British officer of the Great War includes UK delivery. Sn 17838
£1,650.00

Framed For Display, WW1 French 3 Medal Group To Joseph Maurice Pecoult A Soldier With The 63rd Battalion Alpine Troops. Sn 17537 - 17537
The glazed wood frame measures 45cms x 55 cms. 3 edges of the frame have ornate brass mounts. The medals are mounted on a commemorative backing sheet. The medals all with original ribbons are the French WW1 Victory medal, Cross De Combatant 1914-18 & Commemorative Medal 1914-18. The price for these framed French WW1 medals includes UK delivery. Sn 17537
£195.00

Framed For Display, WW1 French 5 Medal Group To Henri Auguste Bailly A Soldier With The 7th Battalion 328th Infantry Regiment. Sn 17536 - 17536
The glazed wood frame measures 45cms x 55 cms and has a cord at the back for wall hanging. The edges of the frame have ornate brass mounts. The frame has some old stable wood worm holes. The medals are mounted on a commemorative backing sheet. The medals all with original ribbons are the Cross De Combatant, Verdun Medal with bar, Cross de Guerre, Victory Medal & commemorative Medal. The price for these framed French WW1 medals includes UK delivery. Sn 17536
£245.00

WW1 French Commemorative Plaque (Tableau Commemoratif) For Brigadier Jean Baptiste Le Grand A Sailor on Board The Cruiser Bouvet Killed In Action 18th March 1915 At Gallipoli Mounted With 6 Medals. Sn 17535 - 17535
The gilded wall plaque measures 41cm x 51.5 cms. The top edge has 2 hanging rings and the rear has an original label (illustrated in image 3). The front has commemorative inscriptions and a portait photograph of the Officer. The plaque is mounted with 6 medals all with original ribbon. The medals are all Belgian and are, The Croix De Guerre with palm leaf, Belgian Knight of the order of the Crown, Belgian 1914 medal, Belgian Victory medal, Belgian war Medal & Belgian Long Service Military Decoration. The price for this commemorative Tableau worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 17535
£395.00

Victorian Boer War British Silver Medal Duo Queen’s South Africa Medal With Clasps DRIEFONTEIN, PAARDEBERG & RELIEF OF KIMBERLEY & King's South Africa Medal With 1901 & 1902 SOUTH AFRICA Clasps To Corporal Then Sergeant 3323 E. Busk Yorkshire Regiment. - 17592
The Yorkshire regiment saw much action during the Boer wars. This is a nice Boer War silver medal duo to a named Soldier of The Yorshire regiment who was promoted from Corporal to Sgt during the campaign received direct from the Soldiers family. The Queen's South Africa Medal is a British campaign medal awarded to British and Colonial military personnel, and to civilians employed in an official capacity, who served in the Second Boer War in South Africa. Altogether twenty-six clasps were awarded, to indicate participation in particular actions and campaigns. The Queen's South Africa Medal was instituted by Queen Victoria in 1900. A separate King's South Africa Medal was instituted in 1902 by King Edward VII for those who had served in South Africa after 1 January 1902 and who had completed 18 months service in the conflict, not necessarily continuous, prior to the war's end on 1 June 1902. The King's Medal was always awarded in addition to the Queen's Medal, which continued to be awarded until the end of the war. The Queen's South Africa Medal is a silver disk, 38 millimetres (1.5 inches) in diameter (bronze versions were issued to civilians). The obverse shows a crowned and veiled effigy of Queen Victoria, facing left, with the legend "VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX" around the upper perimeter. The reverse, designed by G. W. de Saulles, shows Britannia holding the Union Flag in her left hand and a laurel wreath in her right hand. In the right background are troops marching inland from the coast. In the left background are two men-of-war, with Neptune's Trident and Britannia's shield on the ground in the foreground. Around the top perimeter are the words "SOUTH AFRICA". The medal has 3 clasps : RELIEF OF KIMBERLEY (15 February 1900). Awarded to those in the relief column under Lieutenant General French who marched from Klipdrift, and 6th Division troops under Lieutenant General Thomas Kelly-Kenny. PAARDEBERG (17 February –26 February 1900). Awarded to troops within 7,000 yards of General Piet Cronjé's final laager in the Orange Free State, and within 7,000 yards of Kudusrand Drift. DRIEFONTEIN (10 March 1900). Awarded to those with Army Headquarters, and Lieutenant General John French's column, which advanced from Poplar Grove in the Orange Free State. The rim has the soldiers name Regiment and service number and rank ‘Cpl’ (Corporal). The King's South Africa Medal is a silver disk, 38 millimetres (1.5 inches) in diameter and 3 millimetres (0.12 inches) thick. The obverse shows King Edward VII, in Field Marshal's uniform and facing left, with the legend "EDWARDVS VII REX IMPERATOR" around the upper perimeter. The reverse is the same as the Queen’s medal. The medal has 2 clasps: SOUTH AFRICA 1901 (1 January – 31 December 1901). Awarded to those who served in South Africa during 1901. SOUTH AFRICA 1902 (1 January – 31 May 1902). Awarded to those who served in South Africa during 1902. The rim has the soldier’s details and rank ‘Serjt’ (Sergeant). Both medals have the correct original ribbons which have service wear to be expected. The medals are mounted for wear on a bar with hinged pin. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17592
£475.00

British 1882-1889 Egypt Medal With Suakin 1885 Clasp To Private 1688 C. Farrell 1st Shropshire Light Infantry . Sn 17402:13 - 17402:13
A nice Egypt Medal With Suakin 1885 Clasp To Private 1688 C. Farrell 1st Shropshire Light Infantry. The Egyptian campaign lasted for 7 years and not only covered Egypt but actions in the Sudan with action at Khartoum being the most famous. The Suakin 1885 clasp was awarded for skirmishes in the Suakin area whist attempting to build a Railway from Suakin to berber on the Nile. The British forces were commanded by Major General Sir Gerald Graham V.C. & was the 1st time that Australian Units were sent overseas. The medal carries the diademed head of Queen Victoria on the obverse & reverse showing the Sphinx on a pedestal with the word Egypt above & date 1882 below. The man’s name, rank & Regiment are in sloping capitals on the rim. The medal has the correct ribbon of 3 blue & 2 white stripes. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17402:13
£225.00
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