The Allan and Janet Woodliffe Collection of Medals Relating to the Reconquest and Pacification of the Sudan (18 May 2011)

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1 The exceptionally rare Sudan group of five awarded to Sol Talim Khamis Effendi Mustapha, Xth Sudanese Infantry, who served during the Defence of Khartoum, gaining a “Gordon Star”, escaped, and continued to fight on the frontier until finally taking part in the recapture of Khartoum Khedive's Star, undated, unnamed as issued; Khedive's Sudan 1896-1908, 8 clasps, Firket, Hafir, Sudan 1897, Abu Hamed, The Atbara, Khartoum, Gedaref, Sudan 1899, correctly named in Arabic; General Gordon's Star for the Siege of Khartoum, pewter; Egypt and Soudan 1882-89, 1 clasp, Gemaizah 1888, correctly named in Arabic; Queen's Sudan 1896-98, correctly named in Arabic, all mounted for display in an old Spink case with silvered label inscribed ‘No. 501 Sol Talim Khamis Effendi Mustapha. Joined Xth Sudanese 15.2.86 Discharged 24.1.08’, a few nicks and light contact marks, otherwise nearly extremely fine (5) £2000-2500 £3,900
2 Five: Captain Tristan Dannreuther, Royal Navy, who served as a Lieutenant in H.M.S. Melita and as Harbourmaster at Suakin: a navigation expert who later took part in the hunt for the German cruiser Koenigsberg off the coast of East Africa in 1914, he afterwards became Assistant Director of Naval Intelligence 1914-15 Star (Commr. T. Dannreuther, R.N.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Capt. T. Dannreuther, R.N.); Legion of Honour, Chevalier’s breast badge, silver, silver-gilt and enamels; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, no clasp, unnamed, good very fine (5) £1000-1200 £1,100
3 Five: Surgeon Lieutenant-Colonel Eugene Cretin, Indian Medical Staff, who served at the Suakin Field Hospital Afghanistan 1878-80, no clasp (Surgn. E. Cretin, 31st Ben: N:I:); India General Service 1854-94, 2 clasps, Burma 1885-7, Burma 1887-89 (Surgn. Eugene Cretin, 1st Bl. Infy.); Queen‘s Sudan 1896-98 (Sur. Maj. E. Cretin, 1/Beng’l Inf.); India General Service 1895-1902, 1 clasp, Punjab Frontier 1897-98 (Surgn. Major E. Cretin, I.M.S.); Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, no clasp (Surgn. Major E. Cretin, I.M.S.) contact marks, otherwise nearly very fine or better (5) £800-1000 £1,800
4 Pair: Colonel Benjamin William Marlow, C.S.I., C.I.E., Gloucester Regiment and Madras Staff Corps, who served on the staff of Brigadier Egerton at Suakin, later becoming Military Accountant General of the Indian Army India General Service 1854-94, 1 clasp, Burma 1885-7 (Lieut. B. W. Marlow 12th Madras Infy.); Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, no clasp (Capt. B. W. Marlow. Staff, Suakin Field Force) good very fine (2) £500-600 £500
5 The important Boer War K.C.M.G., Sudan D.S.O. group of ten awarded to Major-General Sir Percy Girouard, a Canadian who won his D.S.O. as architect and builder of Kitchener’s famous desert railway to which the success of the reconquest owed so much: he later took up a number of important railway appointments before becoming Governor of Northern Nigeria and afterwards the East Africa Protectorate The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, K.C.M.G. Knight Commander’s set of insignia, comprising neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels, and breast star in silver with appliqué centre in gold and enamels, the badge with minor chips to blue enamel circlet; Distinguished Service Order, V.R., silver-gilt and enamels, chips to green enamel wreaths; Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (Lieut. E. P. C. Girouard, R.E.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Col: Sir E. P. C. Girouard, K.C.M.G., D.S.O., R.E.) initials and surname officially engraved, other details officially re-impressed; King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (Major Sir E. P. C. Girouard, K.C.M.G., D.S.O., R.E.) officially engraved naming; Coronation 1911; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 3 clasps, Hafir, Sudan 1897, The Atbara (Lieut. E. P. Girouard, R.E.) light contact marks, unless otherwise described, good very fine (10) £8000-10000 £12,500
6 History of the Railways during the War in South Africa, 1899–1902, by Lt. Col. Sir E. P. C. Girouard, K.C.M.G., D.S.O., R.E., Director of Railways, South Africa Field Force, London 1903, 149pp with several plates and maps all present, half leather binding, gold embossed stamp of the Royal Engineers Library on front cover, one of the rarest books on military railways published, spine worn and corners bruised, otherwise contents good £400-500 £820
7 The rare and impressive K.B.E., C.B., C.M.G., Sudan D.S.O. group of eleven awarded to Captain Sir Edward Colpoys Midwinter Pasha, Royal Engineers, one of Kitchener’s “Band of Boys” who helped build the desert railway and was awarded the D.S.O. for the battles of Atbara and Omdurman - he afterwards became Director of Sudan Railways and Steamers The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, K.B.E. (Civil) Knight Commander’s 1st type set of insignia, comprising neck badge and breast star, silver, silver-gilt and enamels; The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Civil) Companion’s breast badge converted for neck wear, silver-gilt, hallmarked London 1912, in its Garrard & Co case of issue; The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, C.M.G., Companion’s breast badge converted for neck wear, silver-gilt and enamels; Distinguished Service Order, V.R., silver-gilt and enamels; Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (Lt. E. C. Midwinter, R.E.); British War Medal (Capt. E. C. Midwinter); Order of the Medjidie, 4th Class breast badge by Spink & Son, London, silver, gold and enamel; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 2 clasps, Khartoum, Sudan 1897, unnamed as issued, contemporary tailor’s copy clasps; Order of the Nile, 2nd Class set of insignia by Lattes, comprising neck badge and breast star, silver, silver-gilt and enamels; Order of the Osmanieh, 3rd Class neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels, this with several enamel chips, minor chips to the D.S.O., otherwise good very fine or better (12) £6000-8000 £6,800
8 The rare Sudan D.S.O. group of eight awarded to El Lewa (Major-General) W. H. Drage, Commissariat and Transport Corps, an old frontier hand who was awarded the Turkish Medjidie for Toski and who became responsible for keeping Kitchener’s army supplied - winning one of only two D.S.O’s for operations around Abu Hamed in 1897 Distinguished Service Order, V.R., silver-gilt and enamels; Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, 2 clasps, The Nile 1884-85, Toski 1889 (Condr. W. H. Drage, C & T. Staff); Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (Qr. Mr. & Hon: Maj. W. H. Drage, D.S.O. Dept. of Supls.); Khedive’s Star 1884-6; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 3 clasps, Sudan 1897, Khartoum, Sudan 1899, unnamed as issued; Order of the Medjidie, 2nd Class set of insignia comprising neck badge and breast star, silver, gold and enamel; Order of the Osmanieh, 3rd Class neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels, the first five mounted as worn, the centres of both Turkish badges loose, the Osmanieh with several enamel chips, otherwise generally good very fine (8) £4000-5000 £4,800
9 Five: El Kaimakam James Sillem Bey, Lieutenant-Colonel of the Welsh Regiment who, on attachment to the Egyptian Army, commanded the 3rd Egyptian Infantry throughout the reconquest Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, 1 clasp, Gemaizah 1888 (El Kaiwakam Sillem Bey. Capt: Welch R. 3 Bn. E.A.); Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (Kaimakam Sillem Bey. 3/Bn. E.A.); Khedive’s Star, undated; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 6 clasps, Firket, Hafir, Abu Hamed, Sudan 1897, The Atbara, Khartoum (Lt. Col. J. Sillem. Welch Regt.); Order of the Medjidie, 3rd Class neck badge, silver, gold and enamel; together with two officer’s hemet plates, one for the 41st Foot and the other for the Welsh Regiment, the first four medals mounted as worn, extremely fine and a rare group (7) £1200-1500 £3,100
10 The magnificent G.C.B., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., K.St.J., Sudan D.S.O. group of twenty-four awarded to General Sir Henry Macleod Leslie Rundle, Royal Artillery, who was recommended for the Victoria Cross at the defence of Potchefstroom during the 1st Boer War, awarded the D.S.O. for the action at Sarras, and was Kitchener’s Chief of Staff during the reconquest of the Sudan - before going on to successfully command the 8th Division during the South African War The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, G.C.B. (Military) Knight Grand Cross set of insignia, comprising sash badge, silver-gilt and enamels, and breast star in silver with gold and enamel appliqué centre; The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, G.C.M.G., Knight Grand Cross set of insignia, comprising collar chain, silver-gilt and enamels, sash badge, large type, 123x87mm, silver-gilt and enamels, and breast star, silver-gilt and enamels; The Royal Victorian Order, G.C.V.O., Knight Grand Cross set of insignia, comprising sash badge and breast star, silver, silver-gilt and enamels, both pieces officially numbered ‘361’; The Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knight of Grace, neck badge and breast star, silver and enamel, enamel chips to both pieces; Distinguished Service Order, V.R., gold and enamels, minor chipping to reverse wreath; South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (Lieut. L. Rundle, 5th Bde. R.A.); Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, 3 clasps, Tel-El-Kebir, The Nile 1884-85, Toski 1889 (Lieut. H. M. L. Rundle, 1/2 Bde. R.A.); Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (Maj: Genl. H. M. Leslie Rundle, Ch: of Stf: E.A.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Transvaal, Wittebergen (Lt: Genl: Sir H. M. Leslie Rundle, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., D.S.O., R.A.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (Maj: Gen: Sir H. M. Leslie Rundle, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., D.S.O.); Jubilee 1897 (Major General Leslie Rundle); Coronation 1911 (General Sir Henry Macleod Leslie Rundle, R.A., G.C.B., K.C.M.G., D.S.O.); French Reconnaissance Medal, silver with enamelled star on ribbon; Khedive’s Star 1882, with Tokar clasp, small fitment to lower reverse point to facilitate ‘cavalry’ style mounting; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 5 clasps, Firket, Hafir, Sudan 1897, Khartoum, Gedaref (Major General Leslie Rundle); Order of the Medjidie, 2nd Class set of insignia, comprising neck badge and breast star, silver, gold and enamel, the reverse of the star inscribed ‘Cap: & Brev: Lt. Col: H. M. L. Rundle, R.A. 1893’, several chips to red enamel; Order of the Medjidie, 3rd Class neck badge, silver, silver-gilt, gold and enamel, the reverse fitted with brooch pin and inscribed ‘Captain & Brevet Major H. M. L. Rundle Roy: Art: 1885’; Order of Osmanieh, 3rd Class neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels, badly damaged, the reverse fitted with brooch pin, inscribed on the reverse of the crescent suspension ‘Brev: Maj: H. Rundle’, the backstraps of all clasps reduced to facilitate mounting, unless otherwise described nearly extremely fine (24) £20000-25000 £24,000
11 The rare and impressive C.M.G., C.V.O., C.B.E., Sudan D.S.O. group of twenty awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel James Kiero Watson, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, who was awarded the D.S.O. for services during the reconquest of Dongola: a close friend of Lord Kitchener, to whom he was A.D.C. in the Sudan and in South Africa, he commanded an advance at Gallipoli in 1915 before retiring as Military Attaché in Cairo The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, C.M.G., Companion’s breast badge converted for neck wear, silver-gilt and enamels; The Royal Victorian Order, C.V.O., Commander’s neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels, the reverse officially numbered ‘C530’; The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, C.B.E. (Military) Commander’s 1st type neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels; Distinguished Service Order, V.R., silver-gilt and enamels, chips to both green enamel wreaths; India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Burma 1889-92 (Lieut. J. K. Watson, 4th Bn. K. Rl. Rif. Corps); Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (Cap: J. K. Watson, D.S.O., E.A.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Johannesburg (Major J. K. Watson, K.R.R.C.); 1914 Star, with clasp (Major J. K. Watson, C.V.O., C.M.G., D.S.O. K.R. Rif. C.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Lt. Col. J. K. Watson); Coronation 1911; Order of the Medjidie, 5th Class breast badge, silver, gold and enamel; Legion of Honour, Chevalier’s breast badge, silver, gilt and enamels; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 7 clasps, Firket, Hafir, Sudan 1897, The Atbara, Khartoum, Sudan 1899, Gedid (Capt: J. K. Watson, K.R. Rifles) these last eleven on an old Hunt & Roskell court mounting, some ribbons distressed through age; Order of the Nile, 2nd Class set of insignia by Lattes, comprising neck badge and breast star, silver, silver-gilt and enamels; Order of Osmanieh, 3rd Class neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels, enamel damaged and lacking one ballpoint; Order of Leopold II, 3rd Class neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels; Order of the Crown of Roumania, 3rd Class neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels; Order of the Sword of Sweden, Knight’s breast badge, with swords, gold and enamels, obverse centre crudely repaired, unless otherwise described, generally good very fine (20) £7000-8000 £8,400
12 Ten: Major-General Sir E. G. T. Bainbridge, K.C.B., East Kent Regiment, who served with the Egyptian Army and in river gunboats during the reconquest, and went on to command the 7th Mounted Infantry during the Boer War, and the 25th Division on the Western Front Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (Bimb: E. G. T. Bainbridge, E.A.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen (Lt: Col: E. G. T. Bainbridge, E/ Kent Rgt.); 1914-15 Star (Brig. Gen. E. G. T. Bainbridge, C.B.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Maj. Gen. Sir E. G. T. Bainbridge); Legion of Honour, Officer’s breast badge, gold and enamels, minor chips to green enamel wreaths; French Croix de Guerre 1914-1918, with bronze palm; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 3 clasps, Hafir, Sudan 1897, Khartoum (Lieut. Bainbridge, The Buffs & Bimb. E.A.); Legion of Honour, 3rd Class neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels; Order of the Medjidie, 3rd Class neck badge, silver, gold and enamel, generally good very fine or better (10) £2500-3000 C.B. (Military) London Gazette 3 June 1913. K.C.B. (Military) London Gazette 1 January 1918. Commander Legion of Honour London Gazette 19 November 1918 (Officer 1917). Order of the Medjidie, 3rd Class London Gazette 12 June 1903. Croix de Guerre with Palm London Gazette 21 August 1919. M.I.D. London Gazette 3 November 1896 (Dongola); 25 January 1897 (Abu Hamed); 30 September 1898 (Omdurman); 9 December 1898 (Pursuit of the Khalifa); 8 February and 16 April, 1901 (South Africa); 15 June 1916; 4 January and 11 December, 1917; and 20 December 1918. £4,100
13 The rare C.B. group of four awarded to Colonel Charles Gilbert Colvin Money, who was awarded the C.B. for his command of the Northumberland Fusiliers at the battle of Omdurman, and who later took command of the 9th Brigade in Boer War at the battles of Belmont and Graspan The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Military) Companion’s breast badge converted for neck wear, silver-gilt and enamels, in its Garrard & Co case of issue; Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (Lt. Col: C. G. C. Money, 1/Northd. Fus.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Belmont, Modder River, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 (Colonel C. G. C. Money, C.B., North’d: Fus:); Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Khartoum (Lt. Col C. G. C. Money, 5th Fusrs.) mounted ‘cavalry’ style as worn, minor chipping to the first, otherwise nearly extremely fine (4) £2000-2500 £4,100
14 Three: Chaplain to the Forces the Reverend Reginald Moseley, Army Chaplains Department, who took a prominent role in the memorial service for Gordon in Khartoum and later became Chaplain of the Royal Hospital Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (4/Cl. Rev: R. Moseley, M.A. C.D.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (Rev: R. Moseley, M.A., C. to F:); Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Khartoum, unnamed as issued, edge bruising and contact wear, otherwise very fine or better (3) £1000-1200 £2,300
15 The rare and impressive inter-war C.B., Great War C.M.G., Sudan D.S.O. group of sixteen awarded to Major-General H. L. Pritchard, Royal Engineers, a veteran of the Ashanti campaign who was one Kitchener’s “Band of Boys”, helping to build the desert railway during the reconquest of the Sudan and winning a D.S.O. for the Atbara and Omdurman - in the latter engagement he conveyed vital messages under fire as “Fighting Mac’s” galloper: afterwards writing an important first hand history of the expedition under the pseudonym ‘An Officer’, he became Chief Engineer of an Army Corps in Salonika, until severely wounded, and Colonel Commandant R.E. 1932-41 The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Military) Companion’s neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels; The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, C.M.G., Companion’s breast badge converted for neck wear; Distinguished Service Order, V.R., silver-gilt and enamels, minor chip to one reverse arm; Ashanti Star 1896, unnamed; Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (Lieut. H. L. Pritchard, R.E.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Belmont, Modder River (Capt: H. L. Pritchard, D.S.O., R.E.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (Capt. H. L. Pritchard, D.S.O., R.E.); 1914 Star, with clasp (Major H. L. Pritchard, D.S.O., R.E.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Brig. Gen. H. L. Pritchard); Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937; Greek Medal for Military Merit, 2nd Class; Order of the Medjidie, 4th Class, silver, gold and enamel; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 3 clasps, Hafir, Sudan 1897, Khartoum, unnamed as issued, these last 13 on an old court mounting as worn; Order of the Redeemer, 3rd Class neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels, the last damaged at several points, otherwise very fine or better (16) £7000-8000 £11,000
16 The remarkable inter-war C.B., Great War C.M.G., D.S.O. group of twelve awarded to Major-General William Dunlop Smith, Director General of Army Veterinary Services, who rode with the 21st Lancers in their famous charge at Omdurman and was afterwards taken prisoner during the defence of Mafeking in the Boer War The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Military) Companion’s neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels; The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, C.M.G., Companion’s neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels, reverse centre depressed; Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R.; Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (Vet. Lt. W. D. Smith, A.V.D.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Orange Free State, Defence of Mafeking, Transvaal (Lieut. W. D. Smith, Protect. Rgt. F.F.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (Vet: Capt: W. D. Smith, A.V.D.); 1914 Star, with clasp (Lt. Col. W. D. Smith, A.V.C.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Brig. Gen. W. D. Smith); Coronation 1911; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 2 clasps, Hafir, Khartoum, unnamed as issued; Order of the Medjidie, 3rd Class neck badge, silver, gold and enamel, light contact marks, otherwise good very fine (12) £7000-8000 £13,000
17 Four: Rene Bull, the famous Edwardian artist and book illustrator who was a War Artist and Correspondent for “Black & White” Magazine in the Tirah Expedition, at Omdurman and in the Boer War, prior to serving in the R.N.V.R. and R.N.A.S. during the Great War and finally dying aged 68 while employed at the Air Ministry during the 1939-45 War Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (Mr. Rene Bull. “Black & White”); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Lt. Commr. R. Bull, R.N.V.R.) rank officially corrected on War Medal; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 2 clasps, The Atbara, Khartoum, unnamed as issued, the first and last with edge bruises and polished, otherwise very fine and better (4) £1500-2000 £4,600
18 Black and White War Albums - Snapshots by René Bull, Special Correspondent to “Black & White”, Black & White Printing & Publishing Co, London, 1899, an original set of the rare 4 volume work; Vol. 1: Omdurman, 32pp; Vol. 2: Atbara, 32pp; Vol. 3: The Tirah Campaign, 32pp; Vol. 4: The Naval Number, 32pp, bound as one in contemporary red cloth; together with Vol. 1: Omdurman, 32pp, full blue leather binding with gold embossed crossed flags of Britain and Turkey, with title ‘Kartoum’ above, Ex Libris, leather faded and edges rubbed; and Vol. 3: The Tirah Campaign, 32pp, original paper covers, front detached and rather distressed, contents generally good (3) £250-300 £440
19 The Queen’s Sudan Medal awarded to Sir Hector “Fighting Mac” MacDonald, K.C.B., D.S.O., who rose from the ranks in Afghanistan to command the 1st Egyptian Brigade at the Battle of Omdurman, saving it from disaster by his remarkable leadership, and who later committed suicide after being falsely accused of ‘impropriety’ in Ceylon: one of Scotland’s most famous soldiers, he was also immortalised as the Highland officer depicted on the label of ‘Camp Coffee’ bottles Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (Bt: Lt: Col: H. A. MacDonald, Bde: Staff E.A.) officially engraved naming, edge bruising and overall light corrosion, otherwise very fine £2000-3000 £2,500
20 Sir Hector MacDonald, a remarkable and historically important manuscript letter to General Knowles, commanding in Egypt, in which MacDonald explains exactly how he saved his Brigade at Omdurman: £2,100
21 Sir Hector MacDonald, a scarce Boer war period parian-ware bust of General MacDonald, approx. 20cm, marked in the mould ‘By W. C. Lawton Sculpt. Copyright March 1900’, good condition £200-250 £310
22 Sir Hector MacDonald, a glazed china memorial vase with coloured transfer print of General MacDonald in uniform, approx. 165mm., good condition £30-40 £45
23 The nationally important group of Honours & Awards to General Sir John Maxwell, G.C.B., K.C.M.G., C.V.O., D.S.O., Black Watch, who won a gold D.S.O. at the battle of Ginnis in 1885, commanded an Egyptian Brigade at the battle of Omdurman, and a British Infantry Brigade in the Boer War, was commander of all troops in Egypt 1914-16, and afterwards in Ireland with orders to finally suppress the Easter Rising The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, K.C.M.G. Knight Commander’s set of insignia, comprising neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels, and breast star in silver with gold and enamel appliqué centre, enamel chips to one obverse arm and to horse in reverse centre of badge; The Royal Victorian Order, C.V.O., Commander’s neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels, the reverse officially numbered ‘C104, enamel chips to blue central circlet; Distinguished Service Order, V.R., gold and enamels, minor chips to green enamel wreaths; Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, 4 clasps, Tel-El-Kebir, The Nile 1884-85, Gemaizah 1888, Toski 1889 (Lieut: J. G. Maxwell, 1/R. Hrs.) some pitting from Khedive’s Star; Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (Lt. Col. J. G. Maxwell, E.A.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg (Maj. Genl. Sir J. G. Maxwell, K.C.B., D.S.O. Staff); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (Col. Sir J. G. Maxwell, K.C.B., D.S.O. Staff); 1914 Star, with clasp (Lt. Gen. Sir J. G. Maxwell, K.C.B., C.V.O., C.M.G., D.S.O.); British War and Victory Medals (Gen. Sir J. G. Maxwell); Coronation 1911; Legion of Honour, Officer’s breast badge, gold and enamels; Khedive’s Star 1882; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 5 clasps, Firket, Hafir, Sudan 1897, The Atbara, Khartoum, unnamed as issued, these last twelve on an old court mounting for display; Order of the Nile, Grand Cross set of insignia by Lattes, comprising sash badge and breast star, silver, silver-gilt and enamels, silk display sash, prongs removed from reverse of star; Order of the Medjidie, 2nd Class set of insignia, comprising neck badge and breast star, silver, gold and enamels; Order of Osmanieh, 3rd Class neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels, badly chipped; Order of the Crown of Italy, Grand Cross set of insignia by Cravanzola, Roma, comprising sash badge in silver-gilt with gold and enamel centres, and breast star in silver, gold and enamels, silk display sash; Legion of Honour, Grand Officer’s breast star, silver; Order of Charles III of Spain, 2nd Class set of insignia, comprising neck badge and breast star, silver-gilt and enamels, the star with chips to two enamel panels; Messina Earthquake 1908, large Merit Medal, white metal, the whole group onetime framed for display and now accompanied by the old ivorine identification and name labels, unless otherwise described, generally good very fine or better (25) £25000-30000 £26,000
24 The rare Sudan C.B. and Ginnis gold D.S.O. group of nine awarded to Brigadier-General G. L. C. Money, Cameron Highlanders, who commanded the Regiment at the battles of Atbara and Omdurman, where his horse was shot under him, and who was then given the signal honour of carrying Kitchener’s despatches home to the Queen: he was subsequently an A.D.C. to the Queen and to King Edward and served as Governor of Ceylon The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Military) Companion’s breast badge, silver-gilt and enamels; Distinguished Service Order, V.R., gold and enamels; Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, 1 clasp, The Nile 1884-85 (Major G. L. C. Money, 1/Cam’n. Highrs.); Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (Lt. Col. G. L. C. Money, D.S.O., A.D.C. 1/Cam. Highrs.) naming re-engraved in upright capitals, apparently by the recipient; Jubilee 1897, silver; Coronation 1902, silver; Khedive’s Star 1884; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 2 clasps, Khartoum, The Atbara (Col. G. L. C. Money, 1st Cameron Highdrs.); Order of Osmanieh, 4th Class breast badge, silver-gilt and enamels, this with enamel damage, otherwise good very fine (9) £5000-6000 £7,000
25 Four: Mr. J. M. Edwards, 2nd Engineer of the gunboat Melik, who served on the White Nile and Bahr-el-Ghazal rivers during the ‘sudd’ clearances, and was awarded a Royal Humane Society bronze medal for attempting to rescue a soldier from the Nile at Mongalla Order of the Nile, 5th Class breast badge by Lattes, silver, gilt and enamels, in its Lattes case of issue; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Sudan 1899, unnamed as issued; Royal Humane Society, bronze medal (unsuccessful), (J. M. Edwards, Nov: 7. 1904), complete with buckle in its case of issue; together with a silver sports medal inscribed on the obverse ‘A.G.S. 1895’, and on the reverse ‘J. M. Edwards, Victor Ludorum’, hallmarked Birmingham 1889, extremely fine (4) £450-550 £1,100
26 Eight: Lieutenant-Colonel Angus Cameron, Cameron Highlanders, who served at the battle of Gedid in 1899, became Governor of Sennar, then took part in the Senussi campaign in the Western Desert in 1915 and in the Garjak Nuer campaign in 1920 - thereby qualifying for the rare combination of both Khedive’s Medals British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Major A. Cameron); Defence Medal; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 2 clasps, Sudan 1899, Gedid (Capt. A. Cameron, Camn. Highrs.); Khedive’s Sudan 1910-21, 1 clasp, Garjak Nuer, unnamed; Order of the Nile, 2nd Class, neck badge by Lattes, silver, silver-gilt and enamels, and breast star, silver, silver-gilt and enamels, the reverse with arabic markings; Order of the Medjidie, 3rd Class neck badge, silver, gold and enamels, nearly extremely fine (8) £2000-2500 £2,400
27 The Great War D.S.O. group of five awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel F. J. Langdon, King's Own Liverpool Regiment, who fought at the battle of Gedid Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R.; British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Major F. J. Langdon); Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 2 clasps, Sudan 1899, Gedid (Capt. F. J. Langdon, The King’s (L’pool) Regt.); French Croix de Guerre, with bronze star, good very fine (5) £1600-1800 £1,800
28 The Sudan O.B.E. group of ten awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Burges, Gloucestershire Regiment, the man who captured the famous Emir Osman Digna and who later became the Police Magistrate at Khartoum, being one of the first members of the Sudan Political Service The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Civil) Officer’s 1st type breast badge, top reverse arm inscribed ‘Captain F. Burges’; Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (Lt. F. Burges, E.A.); 1914-15 Star (Capt. F. Burges, Glouc. R.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt. F. Burges); Order of Osmanieh, 4th Class breast badge, silver-gilt and enamels; Order of the Medjidie, 5th Class breast badge, silver, gold and enamel; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 2 clasps, Khartoum, Sudan 1899, unnamed; Order of the Nile, 2nd Class set of insignia, comprising neck badge and breast star, silver, silver-gilt and enamels, the first eight mounted as worn, nearly extremely fine (10) £2000-2500 £4,900
29 The C.M.G. group of ten awarded to Brigadier-General Malcolm Peake, Royal Artillery, who commanded an Egyptian Army artillery battery throughout the reconquest, later became responsible for the epic feat of clearing a channel through the swamps of the southern Sudan to Uganda, and went on to command the 29th Division artillery at the battle of the Somme - he was killed in action on Hill 70 while commanding the artillery of the 1st Army Corps The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, C.M.G., Companion’s breast badge, silver-gilt and enamels; Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (Cpt. M. Peake, R.A.); British War and Victory Medals (Brig. Gen. M. Peake);Coronation 1911 (Major M. Peake); Order of Osmanieh, 4th Class breast badge, silver-gilt and enamels; Order of Leopold I, 4th Class breast badge, silver-gilt and enamels; Legion of Honour, Chevalier’s breast badge, silver, gilt and enamels, with rosette on ribbon; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 6 clasps, Firket, Hafir, Sudan 1897, The Atbara, Khartoum, Sudan 1899 (Captain Peake. R.A.); Order of the Medjidie, 3rd Class neck badge, silver, gold and enamels, some minor enamel chips, otherwise good very fine or better (10) £3500-4000 £4,000
30 Seven: Commander W. B. Drury, an Australian born Royal Navy officer who was attached to the Egyptian Army as a Bimbashi and worked with Captain Peake to clear the ‘sudd’ to open up a route up the White Nile and Bahr-el-Jabal rivers to Uganda 1914-15 Star (Cdr. W. B. Drury, R.N.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Cdr. W. B. Drury, R.N.) these three all later issues; Order of Osmanieh, 4th Class breast badge, silver-gilt and enamels; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Sudan 1899, unnamed; Order of the Medjidie, 3rd Class neck badge, silver, gold and enamels; Royal Humane Society, Bronze Medal (Successful), (Lieut. W. B. Drury. R.N. “Sultan” June 30th. 1899), naming re-engraved, complete with ribbon buckle, good very fine or better (7) £350-400 £880
31 Three: Captain and Bimbashi H. E. Haymes, Royal Army Medical Corps, who was one of the original explorers of the Bahr-el-Ghazal region, receiving one of the seven commemorative cigarette cases, and who later died of wounds received in a Nyam Nyam ambush during the punitive expedition to avenge Scott-Barbour The Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Serving Brother’s breast badge, silver and enamels, the reverse engraved (Lieutenant Henry Evered Haymes, R.A.M.C. 1901); Order of the Medjidie, 4th Class breast badge, silver, gold and enamels; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Bahr-el-Ghazal 1900-02, unnamed, clasp loose on ribbon; together with presentation silver cigarette case inscribed ‘Bahr-el-Ghazal Expedition 1900-1902’, hallmarked Birmingham 1902, the reverse of the case engraved with five facsimile signatures of the officers and also the names of two N.C.Os. who took part, enamels lacking from crossed flags of the United Kingdom and Turkey on this, otherwise very fine (4) £2800-3200 £3,000
32 Six: Major William Hugh Hunter, Seaforth Highlanders, the Military Commandant of the Bahr-el-Ghazal province, who led the punitive expedition to avenge the murder of Scott-Barbour, and who later died of Blackwater fever Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, 1 clasp, Tel-El-Kebir (Lieut: W. H. Hunter, 1/Sea: Highrs.); India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Hazara 1891 (Captain W. H. Hunter, 2d Bn. Sea. Highrs.); Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (Capt. W. H. Hunter, 1/Sea. Hrs.); Khedive’s Star 1882; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 3 clasps, Khartoum, Sudan 1899, Bahr-el-Ghazal 1900-02 (Captain W. H. Hunter, 1st Sea. Highrs.) last two clasps loose on ribbon; Order of the Medjidie, 3rd Class neck badge, silver, gold and enamels, the first five mounted cavalry style as worn, the first two with light pitting from star, otherwise very fine or better (6) £1800-2200 £2,600
33 Four: Acting Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Iglas Stockwell, Seaforth Highlanders, who served with the Bahr-el-Ghazal expedition 1900-02, and who was mortally wounded at Armentieres in October 1914 Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (Lieut. C. I. Stockwell, 1/Sea. Hrs.); Order of Osmanieh, 4th Class breast badge, silver-gilt and enamels; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 3 clasps, The Atbara, Khartoum, Bahr-el-Ghazal 1900-02 (C. I. Stockwell); Order of the Medjidie, 3rd Class neck badge, silver, gold and enamels, good very fine (4) £1500-1800 £2,300
34 The Boer War D.S.O. group of five awarded to Captain Chandos Leigh, Kings Own Scottish Borderers, who took part in the Nyam Nyam expedition and died of wounds at Mons on 23 August 1914 Distinguished Service Order, V.R., silver-gilt and enamels; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 6 clasps, Cape Colony, Paardeberg, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen, South Africa 1901 (Capt. C. Leigh. D.S.O., K.O. Sco: Bord:) last clasp a contemporary tailor’s copy; Order of Osmania, 4th Class breast badge, silver-gilt and enamels; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Nyam-Nyam, unnamed; Order of the Medjidie, 3rd Class neck badge, silver, gold and enamel, the last with enamel damage to crescent suspension, otherwise good very fine (5) £3000-3500 £3,500
35 The Great War D.S.O. group of five awarded to Colonel B. W. Y. Danford, Royal Engineers, who took part in the Talodi expedition and commanded a Tunnelling Company in the Great War, becoming Inspector of Mines on the Western Front: he was shot and badly wounded in 1920, while trying to escape after being kidnapped by the I.R.A., along with General Lucas Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R.; 1914 Star, with clasp (Major B. W. Y. Danford, R.E.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Lt. Col. B. W. Y. Danford); Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Talodi, unnamed, mounted court style, good very fine (5) £2000-2500 £5,500
36 The unusual K.C.M.G., C.I.E. group of ten awarded to Sir Edward Bonham-Carter, an ex-England international rugby player who went on to set up the legal frameworks of the Sudan and Iraq, and who “accidentally” became involved in the Katfia affair in which he was wounded The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Knight Commander’s (K.C.M.G.) set of insignia, neck badge, silver-gilt and enamel; star, silver, silver-gilt and enamel, with gold pin, with neck cravat, in Garrard, London case of issue; The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, Companions (C.I.E.) 3rd type neck badge, gold and enamel, with neck cravat, in Garrard, London case of issue; British War and Victory Medals (Sir E. Bonham Carter); Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Katfia, unnamed, these mounted court style as worn, in leather case; Egypt, Order of the Nile, 2nd Class set of insignia, neck badge and breast star, silver, silver-gilt and enamel, with neck cravat, in J. Lattes case of issue; Ottoman Empire, Order of Osmania, 3rd Class neck badge, silver, silver-gilt and enamel, with neck cravat, some enamel damage; Italy, Messina Earthquake Commemorative Medal 1908, silver, in case, generally good very fine (10) £2500-3000 K.C.M.G. London Gazette 2 January 1920. Senior Judicial Official in the Civil Administration of Mesopotamia. C.M.G. London Gazette 25 June 1909. Legal Secretary to the Soudan Government. C.I.E. London Gazette 5 June 1919. Sudan Legal Department . Order of the Nile, 2nd Class London Gazette 20 June 1916. Legal Secretary, Sudan Government. Order of Osmania, 3rd Class London Gazette 23 September 1902. Legal Secretary, Sudan Civil Administration (Reorganising the Sudan’s Islamic Law Courts). M.I.D. London Gazette 25 October 1916. ‘... to E. Bonham Carter, Esq., C.M.G.,Legal Secretary, I am indebted for much valuable advice on legal and other matters.’  (Egyptian Government Official). M.I.D. London Gazette 18 February 1919. Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force. ‘.... distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty.’ M.I.D. London Gazette 27 May 1919. ‘..... finally, I cannot close this despatch without a reference to the loss the Sudan Government sustained in 1917 when Mr. E. Bonham Carter, C.M.G., decided to accept the post of Senior Judicial Officer in the new Administration in Mesopotamia. Mr. Bonham Carter's services are too well known to Your Excellency to require commendation from me, but I should like to take this opportunity of thanking him for his unfailing support and sympathy and most helpful advice, not only in matters concerning his own Department, but in all the problems which confronted the Government during an anxious and difficult time ............’ (Political Dept., Indian Army)   £3,500
37 The Arab Bureau O.B.E. group of seven awarded to Major Alexander Wise, Connaught Rangers, who was severely wounded at Colenso before joining the Egyptian Army and serving on the Nyima patrol and afterwards with the Arab Bureau: in later life he settled in Egypt until thrown out by Nasser in 1956, along with all the other old hands who had served the country so well The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 1st type Officer’s (O.B.E.) Civil Division, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1916; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Tugela Height, Relief of Ladysmith (Lieut., 1st Connaught Rang.); British War and Victory Medals (Major); Ottoman Empire, Order of Osmania, 4th Class breast badge, silver-gilt and enamel, enamel damage; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Nyima, unnamed, these mounted for display; Egypt, Order of the Nile, 3rd Class neck badge, silver, silver-gilt and enamel, lacking reverse centre, good very fine except where stated (7) £1500-1800 £1,900
38 Emin Relief Expedition Star 1887-89, silver, hallmarked Birmingham 1889; together with a good example of Henry Morton Stanley's autograph,’Faithfully Yours, Henry M. Stanley’, extremely fine £600-700 £1,500
39 Khartoum Siege Money, a rare first issue 100 piaster note bearing Gordon’s personal signature and his stamp as Governor-General of the Sudan, linen backed, about extremely fine £200-250 £430
40 Khartoum Siege Money, a scarce second issue 100 piaster note bearing the hectographed signature of Gordon, and his stamp as Governor-General of the Sudan, about extremely fine £100-150 £120
41 Khartoum Siege Money, a scarce second issue 100 piaster note bearing the hectographed signature of Gordon, and his stamp as Governor-General of the Sudan; the reverse bears the stamp applied in Cairo when the note was redeemed, ‘Tito Figari’, trimmed right margin, good very fine £100-150 £100
42 Gordon of Khartoum, a superb five page manuscript letter with two sketches, sent in late March 1877 from Gordon Pasha at Keren, to Col. Nugent at Horse Guards, in which he discusses the situation in Abyssinia: ‘My Dear Nugent, I arrived here from Massawah today. 41⁄2 days more or less misery the first 21⁄2 days were along the desert by sea, the other two days were along mountainous passes. I saw little game beyond guinea fowl and partridges, and a lot of Baboons with manes like tippets on them, they sat on the overhanging rocks in the passes and grunted and growled at us there were lots of little ones, and one had a bad cough: just like a man’s. I came out of Massawah in great state, at (A) the water is pumped into Massawah but there is a fort there, & the country is open, so I do not fear it being cut off. Here at foot of Massalut pass, over which Nunnzinger made a road I was met, by a hoard of all sorts, irregular cavalry etc. etc. with musicians & dancers who danced before me, however any emotion I felt at this disappeared when I was claimed as a countryman, by an Irishman dressed like an Abyssinian viz with a sheet wrapped around him, you would never notice a black in this costume, but a white man looks loathsome half naked, and I was horrified. I called him, his name is MacIlvrey, he was servant at 14 yrs of age to Consul Cameron, taken by Theodore, he was released by Napier, but he returned to Abyssinia & was with Kirkham, till taken prisoner in one of the border Razzias by our people. He wants to go back to Abyssinia & I will let him, for he longs to go. He has become a complete Abyssinian in all his ways.You understand that Keren, the capital of Bogos, was occupied by Nunnzinger, it had before been scarcely considered either Abyssinian or otherwise. It cuts in thus between Massawah, and Casala. Munnzinger placed the frontier at a,b, (see sketch) and made a strong expensive fort at Keren. Bogos is only of use, on account of the road. I do not know if I told you that the Khedive has made me a Marshal or Murdir and has given me the uniform. I wish you would send my letters to you to Grahame, and also let Watson and Sir Lintorn Simmons see them, and I will ask them to send theirs to you. It is terrible work, writing so many repetitions. I have just heard (21 March) from General Alula, who is inclined for peace and writes to me very civilly the King is in Adowa. Goodbye Kind regards to Mrs Nugent & Charles Yours sincerely C. G. Gordon’ excellent condition £1000-1200 Unsold
43 Gordon of Khartoum, The Journals of Major-Gen. C. G. Gordon, C.B., at Khartoum, A. Egmont Hake, 1st Edition, Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co., London, 1885, 587 pp, spine faded and distressed, inner hinges cracked, contents good £60-70 £85
44 Gordon of Khartoum, a good clean autograph of General Gordon, dated 13th April 1870, central crease, otherwise good condition £80-100 £80
45 Gordon of Khartoum, a rare white parian bisque porcelain memorial bust of Gordon, approx. 195mm high, the back impressed 'Copyright as Act directs, W. H. GOSS, Stoke-on-Trent, JANUARY 1885’, excellent quality and condition £300-350 £1,000
46 Gordon of Khartoum, a rare white parian bisque bust of Gordon produced by R & L (Robson & Ledbetter), approx. 215mm. high, maker’s impressed mark on back, undated but circa 1885, excellent quality and condition £250-300 £780
47 Gordon Relief Expedition, an unusual hand-painted glazed saucer, 110mm. diameter, depicting a mounted British soldier of the Camel Corps, inscribed ‘Our Boys in Egypt’, circa 1884, good condition £20-25 £30
48 A collection of 8 Books relating to Gordon, including Colonel Gordon in Central Africa 1874-1879, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, Thos. De La Rue & Co., 1881; and Gordon and the Sudan, Bernard M. Allen, Macmillan & Co., 1931, the first lacking one plate, condition generally good but sold as found (8) £50-60 £65
49 Mapping Instruments, used by Lord Kitchener and later by Major C. Congreve: an adjustable pair of compasses, 155mm. long, by Fraser, London, brass and steel, in fitted shark-skin case; ruler bearing scale conversions, 151 x 50mm., ivory?, this lightly inscribed, ‘J. Congreve, R.B.’, pierced in two places; together with a note reading: ‘12.5 Dear Johnnie, Now I have found these souvenirs of K’s given to my father after the Boer War. They are from when he was in the R.E. I used the rule when at school and R.B.. Best Wishes C. Congreve Major’, note with some fold marks, generally good condition (3) £400-500 £400
50 Photograph of Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, full-length portrait photograph of the Field Marshal wearing wearing all his orders and medals and holding baton, 298 x 197mm., signed ‘Kitchener F.M.’, good condition £ 200-300 £360
51 Photograph, of Lord Kitchener, The King and Governor-General Wingate walking through Suakin during the 1911 ‘Durbar’ 215 x 168mm., good condition, rare £50-80 £140
52 ‘Kitchener’ W.W.1 Recruitment Poster, 74.5 x 51.5cm., ‘Lord Kitchener says: ‘Men, Materials & Money are the immediate necessities. Does the Call of Duty find no response in you until reinforced - let us rather say superseded by the Call of Compulsion? Enlist To-Day’, mounted within a modern frame, 81 x 61cm., good condition £200-300 £200
53 Sir Herbert Kitchener, white porcelain bust, approx. 19cm. high, base inscribed, ‘Sir H. Kitchener’, manufacturer’s mark, ‘R&L’ (Robson & Ledbetter) stamped on back, good condition £150-200 £460
54 Lord Kitchener, white porcelain bust, approx. 20cm. high, base inscribed, ‘Lord Kitchener’, manufacturer’s mark, ‘R&L’ (Robson & Ledbetter) stamped on back, additionally inscribed, ‘By W. C. Lawton sculpr., copywright Feb. 9th-1900’, good condition £100-150 £170
55 Earl Kitchener, gilt bust, approx. 13.5cm. high, , base inscribed, ‘Earl Kitchener’, and in small letters, ‘A.M.W.c1915 U.S.A.’; another bust, white porcelain, approx. 12.5cm. high, back inscribed, ‘Kitchener’; Lord Kitchener Memorial Medal 1916, obverse: bust of Field Marshal Kitchener in uniform wearing Order of Merit, reverse: Britannia with sword and shield, with Union flag and the word, ‘Thorough’, 68mm., bronze; Commemorative Medal, obverse bearing small portraits of Queen Victoria and ‘Boer War generals including Kitchener, 35mm., gilt metal, with brooch bar, ‘Our Queen and Heroes’, busts in good condition; medals good very fine (4) £80-120 £110
56 The Great War D.S.O. group of ten awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Hutchins, Royal Irish Regiment, who served on the Dilling patrol on secondment to the Egyptian Army, and at Galipolli, before reverting to command the Camel Corps in the Canal Zone and Palestine - for which services he was awarded his D.S.O. Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., silver-gilt and enamel, complete with top bar; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Lieut., Rl. Irish Regt.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (Lieut., A.S.C.); 1914-15 Star (Major, A.S.C.); British War and Victory Medals (Lt. Col.); India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 (Lt. Col., D.S.O., R.A.S.C.); War Medal 1939-45, unnamed; Egypt, Order of the Nile, 4th Class breast badge, silver, silver-gilt and enamel, rosette on ribbon; Khedive’s Sudan 1910-22, 1st issue, 1 clasp, S. Kordofan 1910, unnamed, mounted as worn, some contact marks, very fine and better (10) £2500-3000 £2,500
57 The Haynes Medal awarded to 2nd Lieutenant E. M. Sinauer, Royal Engineers, who served on the South Kordofan expedition in 1910 and later won the O.B.E. and M.C. during the Great War School of Military Engineering Haynes Medal 1898, by F. Bowcher, obverse: bust of the officer facing right, ‘Captain A. E. Haynes, R.E., 1861-96’; a bridged chasm in high relief, ‘Field Fortification S.M.E.’ (2nd Lieut. E. M. Sinauer, R.E., 1906), 56mm., bronze, in fitted case of issue, extremely fine £80-100 £80
58 The Great War Mesopotamia operations D.S.O. group of six awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Edward Cox, Army Service Corps, who served on the patrol against the Beir and Annuak Tribes in South Eastern Sudan in 1912, and went on to serve in Gallipoli, Mesopotamia and Salonika Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., silver-gilt and enamel, complete with top bar; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (2 Lieut., A.S.C.); 1914-15 Star (Major, A.S.C.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oakleaf (Lt. Col.); Khedive’s Sudan 1910-22, 1st issue, 1 clasp, Sudan 1912, unnamed, good very fine (6) £2200-2500 £2,300
59 The Great War O.B.E. group of three awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel A. B. Winch, Highland Light Infantry, who served on the patrol against the Beir and Annuak Tribes in South Eastern Sudan in 1912 The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 1st type Officer’s (O.B.E.) Military Division breast badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1919; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (Lieut., High’d. L.I.); Khedive’s Sudan 1910-22, 1st issue, 1 clasp, Sudan 1912, unnamed, good very fine and better (3) £1200-1500 £1,300
60 Nine: Engineer Lieutenant-Commander F. W. Wildish, Royal Naval Reserve, onetime attached to Sudan Government Steamers Department as Chief Engineer, and who afterwards served in Uganda 1914-15 Star (Eng. Lt. Cr., R.N.R.); British War and Victory Medals (Eng. Lt. Cdr., R.N.R.); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Defence and War Medals; Royal Naval Reserve Decoration, G.V.R., hallmarks for London 1916; Khedive’s Sudan 1910-22, 2nd issue, 1 clasp, Zeraf 1913-14, these all unnamed, mounted court style for wear, good very fine (9) £1200-1500 £2,600
61 Five: Major Ralf Sumner Gibson, Royal Marines Light Infantry, the only Marine to qualify for the ‘Mandal’ clasp and afterwards a member of the Sudan Government 1914-15 Star (Major, R.M.L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (Maj., R.M.L.I.); Egypt, Order of the Nile, 4th Class breast badge, silver, silver-gilt and enamel; Khedive’s Sudan 1910-22, 1st issue, 1 clasp, Mandal, unnamed, mounted court style for display, extremely fine (5) £1200-1500 £2,600
62 Seven: Major E. D. F. Gee, Royal Garrison Artillery, who commanded Pom Pom guns in the Boer War before serving in the Mandal and Darfur operations: appointed to the command of 263 Siege Battery in the Great War, he was killed in action on 25 April 1918 Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 (Lieut., 17th Coy. W.R. R.G.A.); 1914-15 Star (Capt., R.G.A.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oakleaf (Major); Delhi Durbar 1911, silver Capt., R.F.A.) engraved; Khedive’s Sudan 1910-22, 1st issue, 3 clasps, Mandal, Darfur 1916, Fasher, unnamed, some edge bruising, very fine and better (6) £2000-2500 Unsold
63 Pair: Lieutenant-Colonel Alban John Reynolds, an Australian who served on the Miri patrol before going on to command Hodson’s Horse in India where he died suddenly during operations on the North West Frontier India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 (Lt-Col., Hodson’s Horse); Khedive’s Sudan 1910-22, 1st issue, 1 clasp (loose), Miri, unnamed, nearly extremely fine (2) £1000-1200 Unsold
64 Four: Lieutenant-Colonel Percy Edward Wylie, Kings Own Scottish Borderers, who onetime commanded the Arab Battalion of the Camel Corps British War and Victory Medals (Lt. Col.); Egypt, Order of the Nile, 4th Class breast badge by Lattes, silver, silver-gilt and enamel, rosette on ribbon; Khedive’s Sudan 1910-22, 2nd issue, no clasp, unnamed, good very fine and better (4) £1000-1200 £1,100
65 Four: Corporal T. Dempster, Royal Air Force, late Royal Flying Corps, one of a handful of R.F.C. recipients of the Khedive’s Sudan 1910 Medal 1914-15 Star (3185 Cpl., T. Dempster, R.F.C.); British War and Victory Medals (3185 Cpl. T. Dempster, R.A.F); Khedive’s Sudan 1910-22, 2nd issue, no clasp (3185 Cpl. T. Dempster, R.F.C.) officially impressed, good very fine and better (4) £1200-1500 £1,900
66 Nine: Colonel Stuart McKenzie Saunders, Royal Army Medical Corps, a member of the first British Lions rugby team to tour Australia and New Zealand and a Doctor in the Sudan, who later served with the B.E.F. in 1940 1914-15 Star (Capt., R.A.M.C.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oakleaf (Capt.); Egypt, Order of the Nile, 4th Class breast badge, silver, silver-gilt and enamel, rosette on ribbon, minor enamel damage; Khedive’s Sudan 1910-22, 1 clasp, Darfur 1916, unnamed, mounted as worn; 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals, these unnamed and unmounted, good very fine (9) £1200-1500 £3,100
67 Three: Major Owen Mostyn Conran, The King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, who settled the Miri uprising with Major Balfour and, being a qualified pilot, was then given leave to join the R.F.C. on the Western Front, where he was killed returning from a night sortie with No. 10 Squadron in July 1917 British War and Victory Medals (Major); Khedive’s Sudan 1910-22, 2nd issue, 2 clasps, Darfur 1916, Fasher (Capt., King’s Own Regt.) engraved naming; together with a Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Orange Free State, Cape Colony, unnamed, erasure to edge, good very fine (4) £1000-1200 £1,300
68 The Darfur operations M.C. group of four awarded to Captain Robert Starmer Audas, Army Veterinary Corps, also the recipient of an excessively rare 5 clasp Khedive’s Sudan 1910 Medal Military Cross, G.V.R., unnamed, in case of issue; British War Medal 1914-20 (Capt.); Egypt, Order of the Nile, 5th Class breast badge, silver, silver-gilt and enamel; Khedive’s Sudan 1910-22, 5 clasps, S. Kordofan 1910, Darfur 1916, Lau Nuer, Nyala, Nyima 1917-18, unnamed, good very fine and better (4) £3500-4000 £5,500
69 Four: Major F. H. S. le Mesurier, Border Regiment, from the Channel Islands, who received a head wound at Gallipoli and two more wounds on the Western Front before being attached to the Egyptian Army 1914-15 Star (Capt., Bord. R.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (Major); Khedive’s Sudan 1910-22, 1st issue, 1 clasp, Nyima 1817-18 (El Bimbashi Le Mesuurier, 4th Bn. Egyptian Army) impressed naming; together with a silver prize medal, 32mm., dia., inscribed, ‘Regimental Cross Country Run, 2nd Place Officers’; 1st Border Regt., Maymyo 1913’, very fine and better (5) £1000-1200 £1,900
70 Pair: Mr. Harry Symes-Prideaux, a Sudan Government dentist who accompanied the Nyima patrol as a member of the field hospital Khedive’s Sudan 1910-22, 2nd issue, 1 clasp, Nyima 1917-18 (H. Symes-Prideaux) impressed naming; Egypt, Order of the Nile, 3rd Class neck badge, silver, silver-gilt and enamel, with neck cravat, slight enamel damage, very fine; medal extremely fine (2) £600-800 £960
71 Three: Major T. W. Stallybrass, Royal Army Medical Corps, a veteran of the Miri and Atwot operations who who later became Senior Medical Officer, Khartoum British War Medal 1914-20 (Capt. T. W. Stallybrass) rank engraved; Egypt, Order of the Nile, 4th Class breast badge by Lattes, silver, silver-gilt and enamel, rosette on ribbon, minor enamel damage; Khedive’s Sudan 1910-22, 1st issue, 2 clasps, Miri, Atwot 1918, unnamed, mounted as worn, good very fine and better (3) £1200-1500 £2,900
72 Photograph Albums (3), containing a rare collection of sepia photographs, mostly annotated, taken by Dr T. W. Stallybrass; the photographs include those taken whilst on the Miri and Atwot Patrols, some photos faded, fairly good condition (3) £400-500 £460
73 Eight: Major John Going, Army Veterinary Corps, who served throughout the Sudan, becoming Senior Veterinary Officer to the Sudan Defence Force 1914 Star, with copy clasp (Lieut., A.V.C.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oakleaf (Capt.); Jubilee 1935, unnamed; Egypt, Order of the Nile, 4th Class breast badge by Lattes, silver, silver-gilt and enamel, rosette on ribbon; Khedive’s Sudan 1910-22, 2nd issue, 1 clasp, Garjak Nuer, unnamed, mounted as worn; Defence and War Medals, unnamed, good very fine (8) £1200-1500 £2,000
74 The Great War Italy operations M.C. group of five awarded to Major Stuart Frederick Maxwell Ferguson, Royal Artillery, who was wounded with the B.E.F. in 1914 and again at Delville Wood, and afterwards served in the Aliab Dinka operations Military Cross, G.V.R., unnamed; 1914 Star, with copy clasp (Lieut., R.F.A.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oakleaf (Major); Khedive’s Sudan 1910-22, 2nd issue, 1 clasp, Aliab Dinka, unnamed, mounted court style for display, cleaned, contact marks, nearly very fine and better (5) £2000-2500 £2,600
75 The Great War O.B.E. group of seven awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel David Alexander Fairbairn, West Riding Regiment, a veteran of the Zeraf operations The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 1st type Officer’s (O.B.E.) Military Division breast badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1917; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (2 Lieut., W. Rid. Rgt.); Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, East Africa 1915 (Major, 9/Sud. R.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oakleaf (Lieut.); Egypt, Order of the Nile, 4th Class breast badge, silver, silver-gilt and enamel, rosette on ribbon; Khedive’s Sudan 1910-22, 2nd issue, 1 clasp, Zeraf 1913-14, unnamed, mounted for display, minor edge bruising, very fine and better (7) £2000-2500 £2,800
76 The rare D.C.M. awarded to Shawish Abdel Rahman Ahmed, Equatorial Battalion, for his gallantry during the Turkhana patrol in 1918 Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (2006 Shawish Abdel Rahman Ahmed, 6/Coy. Equatorial Bn) correction to company number; Khedive’s Sudan 1910-22, 2nd issue, 1 clasp, Aliab Dinka, unnamed, very fine and better (2) £3000-3500 Unsold
77 The rare Senussi operations M.C. group of seven awarded to Lieuenant John Davies Lawrence, Manchester Regiment, who commanded a Rolls Royce armoured car in actions at Dakhla Oasis in the Western Desert Military Cross, G.V.R., reverse inscribed, ‘2nd Lieut. J. D. Lawrence, Manchester Regt., Nov. 1915’; 1914-15 Star (2 Lieut., Manch. R.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oakleaf (Lieut.); Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, East Africa 1918 (Lieut., Equatorial Bn. E.A.); Egypt, Order of the Nile, 4th Class breast badge, silver, silver-gilt and enamel, rosette on ribbon; Khedive’s Sudan 1910-22, 2nd issue, 1 clasp, Aliab Dinka (Lieut. Manch. R.) impressed naming; together with a set of seven miniature dress medals, all in glass-fronted case, very fine and better (14) £5000-6000 £6,100
78 Khedive’s Sudan 1910-22, 1st issue, no clasp, bronze, unnamed, extremely fine £250-300 £360
79 Khedive’s Sudan 1910-21, 2nd issue, no clasp, unnamed, good very fine £200-250 £410
80 The unusual O.B.E. awarded to Hugh Fraser of the Sudan Government Lands Department The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 1st type, Officer’s (O.B.E.) Civil Division breast badge, hallmarks for London 1919, in ‘1st type’ case, extremely fine £120-150 Unsold

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