Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (7 March 2007)

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Date of Auction: 7th March 2007

Sold for £1,100

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

A Great War Gallipoli operations D.S.M. group of five awarded to Able Seaman I. W. Needham, Royal Navy

Distinguished Service Medal, G.V.R. (173903 I. W. Needham, Lg. Sean., Gallipoli Opns. 1915-16); Naval General Service 1915-62, 1 clasp, Persian Gulf 1909-1914 (173903 I. W. Needham, Lg. Sea., H.M.S. Dartmouth); 1914-15 Star (L.S. R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (A.B. R.N.) the War Medal renamed in upright engraved capitals, good very fine (5) £800-1000


D.S.M. London Gazette 15 May 1915: ‘In recognition of services rendered by Petty Officers and Men of the Eastern Mediterranean Squadron between the time of the landing in the Gallipoli Peninsula in April, 1915, and the evacuation in December 1915-January 1916.’