Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (11 & 12 December 2013)

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1 India General Service 1854-95, 2 clasps, North West Frontier, Umbeyla (Sepoy Juthoo, 6th Punjab Infy.), edge bruise, nearly extremely fine £180-220 £350
2 India General Service 1854-95, 2 clasps, North West Frontier, Bhootan (Asst. Surgn. R. Brown, 6th Punjab Infy.), good very fine £350-400 £430
3 Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Somaliland 1902-04 (3449 Sepoy Hakam Singh, 59th Scinde Rif.), edge bruising and polished, good fine £120-150 £150
4 Africa General Service 1902-56, 2 clasps, Somaliland 1902-04, Jidballi (Lieut. A. N. Gillies, 59th Scinde Rifs.), good very fine £350-400 £350
5 India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1908 (Major C. C. Fenner, 59th Rifls.), good very fine £250-300 £460
6 India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1908 (4255 Sepoy Bishn Singh, 59th Rfls.), polished, nearly very fine £40-50 £100
7 India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1908 (4329 Sepoy Niru, 59th Rifles), edge bruising and polished, fine or better £30-50 £45
8 India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1908 (3422 L./Nk. Hari Singh, 59th Rifles), good very fine £60-80 £55
9 India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1908, bronze (Syce Kadir Bakh, 59th Rifles), edge nicks, better than very fine £80-100 £95
10 India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1908, bronze (Br. Mirzaman, 59 Rif. F.F.), later issue of the Great War period, polished, fine or better £40-60 £55
11 India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 (197 W.-Carr. Abdul Majid, 6-13 F.F. Rif.), very fine £30-50 £45
12 India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 (166 W.-Carr. Moti Ram, 6-13 F.F. Rif.), very fine £30-50 £40
13 1914 Star (Cook Jiwan, 59/Rfls.), nearly very fine £40-60 £70
14 1914 Star (No. 4712 Sepoy Makhmad, 59/Rfls.), very fine £30-50 £50
15 British War Medal 1914-20 (2931 Sepoy Bhag Singh, 52 Sikhs F.F.), refixed and somewhat bent suspension bar, good fine £30-50 £95
16 Victory Medal 1914-19, M.I.D. oak leaf (Subdr. Tola Singh, 59 Rifles F.F.), polished, thus good fine £60-80 £95
17 Victory Medal 1914-19 (5) (3179 Sepoy Gul Baz, 59 Rfls. F.F.; 1290 Sep. Nur Mohd, 59-Rfls.; 4912 Sepoy Sharif Khan, 59 Rfls. F.F.; 3564 Sepoy Reshmin, 59 Rfls. F.F.; 2316 Sepoy Gajju, 59 Rfls. F.F.), nearly very fine or better (5) £40-60 £50
18 India General Service 1936-39, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1936-37 (16536 Sepoy Shanghara Singh, 6-13 F.F. Rif.), official correction to first name, contact marks and edge nicks, very fine £80-100 £190
19 India General Service 1936-39 (2), 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1936-37 (16139 Sepoy Fazal Nur, 6-13 F.F. Rif.); 2 clasps, North West Frontier 1936-37, North West Frontier 1937-39 (12906 Sepoy Hari Sing, 6-13 F.F. Rif.), good very fine (2) £60-80 £60
20 India General Service 1936-39 (2), 2 clasps, North West Frontier 1936-37, North West Frontier 1937-39 (16381 Sepoy Mangal Singh, 6-13 F.F. Rif.; 15366 Sepoy Daulat Ali, 6-13 F.F. Rif.), occasional edge bruising, very fine (2) £60-80 £70
21 Indian Army Meritorious Service Medal, V.R., lotus wreath reverse (389 1/2 Havr. Nika Singh, 6th Punjab Infy.), edge nicks and contact marks, otherwise very fine £150-200 £160
22 A Great War Indian M.S.M. awarded to Lance-Naik Muhammad Hussain, 59th Scinde Rifles, who was killed in the Regiment’s only V.C. action at Givenchy in December 1914 Indian Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (4738 L. Nk. Muhd. Hussain, 59/Rifles (F.F.), good very fine £180-220 £220
23 Indian Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (14 Sepoy Kirpa Singh, 59/Rifles (F.F.)), one or two edge bruises, very fine £80-100 £130
24 Indian Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (310 Nk. Allah Nur, 59/Rifles (F.F.)), one or two minor edge bruises, good very fine £80-100 £75
25 Indian Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (2825 Nk. Sarwan Singh, 59/Rifles (F.F.)), edge bruising and polished obverse, this good fine £70-90 £60
26 Indian Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (4666 L. Nk. Narayan Singh, 59/Rifles (F.F.)), very fine £80-100 £70
27 Indian Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (4719 Sepoy Sher Singh, 59/Rifles (F.F.)), tightened suspension claw, edge bruising, nearly very fine £70-90 £60
28 Indian Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.VI.R. (8012 Rflm. Barkat Ali, 6-13 F.F. Rif.), light edge cut at 9 o’clock, good very fine £60-80 £60
29 Indian Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.VI.R. (11921 Hav. Imam Din, 6-13 F.F.), edge nicks, good very fine £60-80 £60
30 Indian Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., 3rd issue (1223 Sepoy Nagra, 6th Punjab Infy.), edge brusing and polished, thus fine £40-60 £70
31 Indian Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (32 Water Carrier Santoo, 6-13 F.F. Rif.), good very fine £20-30 £45
32 Indian Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (2734 Sepoy Damodar, 59th Scinde Rifles), early type with engraved naming, good very fine £30-50 £50
33 Indian Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 2nd issue (6291 Nk. Bhagwan Singh, 6-13 F.F. Rif.), good very fine £20-30 £50
34 Four: Lieutenant-Colonel W. D. Hoste, Indian Army, onetime attached Land Transport Corps, a long served officer of the Raj who distinguished himself in command of the 6th Punjabis in the Umbeyla campaign and who was wounded in a rebel raid near Kohat in March 1868 - thereby gaining his second Vote of Thanks for gallantry Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (Capt. W. D. Hoste, Land Transpt. Corps), old engraved naming; Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Captn. W. D. Hoste, 5th Punjab Infy.); India General Service 1954-95, 1 clasp, Umbeyla (Maj. W. D. Hoste, 6th Punjab Infy.); Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian die, Hunt & Roskill pattern, unnamed, the three earlier awards mounted as worn, very fine and better (4) £800-1000 £1,850
35 Pair: Major D. J. O. Taylor, 6th Punjab Infantry, late 25th Regiment Afghanistan 1878-80, no clasp (Lieut. D. J. O. Taylor, 1/25th Regt.); India General Service 1854-95, 2 clasps, Samana 1891, Waziristan 1894-5 (Captain D. J. O. Taylor, 6th Punjab Infy.), mounted as worn and contained in an old fitted glazed case, together with related miniature dress medals, the second with officially corrected rank and initials, contact marks, otherwise generally good very fine (4) £400-500 £550
36 A classic ‘Soldier of the Raj’ group of four awarded to Colonel E. W. Cunliffe, Indian Army, late 45th and 9th Foot, who served for many years in the 6th Punjabis, afterwards 59th Scinde Rifles - which corps he commanded in the North-West Frontier operations of 1908 Afghanistan 1878-80, no clasp (Lieut. E. W. Cunliffe, 2/9th Foot); India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Waziristan 1894-5 (Captn. E. W. Cunliffe, 6th Punjab Infy.); India General Service 1895-1902, 3 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Samana 1897, Tirah 1897-98 (Major E. W. Cunliffe, 6th Punjab Infy.); India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1908 (Bt. Colonel E.W. Cunliffe, 59th Rfls.), the second and third with one or two official corrections, generally good very fine (4) £1000-1200 £1,500
37 Three: Naik Natha Singh, 6th Punjabis and 59th Scinde Rifles India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Waziristan 1894-5 (2931 Sepoy Natha Singh, 6th Punjab Infy.); Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Somaliland 1902-04 (2931 L. Naick Natha Singh, 59th Scinde Rif.); India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1908 (2931 Naick Natha Singh, 59th Rfls.), the first with refixed suspension claw and edge nicks, possible official correction to number on the second, very fine or better (3) £400-500 £340
38 Pair: Naik Mayya Singh, 59th Scinde Rifles Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Somaliland 1902-04 (3153 Sepoy Mayya Singh, 59th Scinde Rif.); Indian Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (3153 Naick Mayya Singh, 59th Scinde Rfls.), the first with edge bruising and polished, thus fine the second very fine (2) £180-220 £190
39 Four: Major H. W. Martin, 59th Scinde Rifles, who was severely wounded at Neuve Chapelle in November 1914 India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1908 (Captn. H. W. Martin, 59th Rifles (F.F.)); 1914 Star, with clasp (Capt. H. W. Martin, 59/Rfls.); British War and Victory Medals (Major H. W. Martin), minor official correction to regiment on the first, good very fine and better (4) £400-500 £650
40 Pair: Lieutenant-Colonel B. E. Anderson, D.S.O., 59th Scinde Rifles, who was decorated for operations in Mesopotamia in 1916, and otherwise several times mentioned in despatches - the first such distinction for leading a storming party at Kharga in May 1908 and another for his gallantry during bitter fighting in France in 1914, where he was wounded by a sniper India General Service 1908-35, 3 clasps, North West Frontier 1908, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919, Waziristan 1921-24, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Lieutt. B. E. Anderson, 59th Rifles (F.F.)); General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Iraq (Major B. E. Anderson), the first with officially re-engraved rank, contact marks and polished, nearly very fine or better (2) £500-600 £460
41 Seven: Subadar Major Rab Nawaz, O.B.I., 13th Frontier Force Rifles, late 2-25 Punjabis, who was mentioned in despatches for gallant deeds in Italy India General Service 1908-35, 2 clasps, Waziristan 1919-21, Waziristan 1921-24 (814 L. Nk. Rab Niwaz, 2-25 Pjbis.); India General Service 1936-39, 2 clasps, North West Frontier 1936-37, North West Frontier 1937-39 (W.O. Rab Nawaz, 6-13 F.F. Rif.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, M.I.D. oak leaf, the first with tightened suspension claw and a little polished, and both with one or two minor official corrections, very fine and better (7) £180-220 £250
42 Seven: Naik Sampuran Singh, 6-13 Frontier Force Rifles India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 (11778 Sep. Sapuran Singh, 6-13 F.F. Rif.); India General Service 1936-39, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1936-37 (11778 L. Naik Sampuran Singh, 6-13 F.F. Rif.); 1939-45; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, note slight difference in surname spelling, occasional edge bruise, otherwise generally good very fine (7) £80-100 £100
43 Three: Captain R. S. Dudley, 59th Scinde Rifles 1914-15 Star, naming erased; British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (Capt. R. S. Dudley), second with edge bruise, otherwise good very fine (3) £80-100 £110
44 Pair: Havildat Ali Khan, 59th Scinde Rifles 1914-15 Star (No. 4349 Nk. Ali Khan, 59/Rfls. F.F.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (4349 Hav. Ali Khan, 59 Rfls. F.F.), polished, nearly very fine (2) £30-50 £25
45 A fine Mesopotamia operations C.I.E., O.B.E. group of nine awarded to Colonel A. H. Burn, 59th Scinde Rifles, who was thrice wounded and five times mentioned in despatches in a long and distinguished career that saw him in action on the North-West Frontier, on the Western Front and in Mesopotamia The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, C.I.E., Companion’s 3rd type neck badge, gold and enamel; The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 1st type breast badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1919; India General Service 1908-35, 3 clasps, North West Frontier 1908, Waziristan 1921-24, North West Frontier 1930-31, M.I.D. oak leaf (Lieut. A. H. Burn, 59th Rifles (F.F.)); 1914 Star, with clasp (Capt. A. H. Burn, 59/Rfls.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (Capt. A. H. Burn); General Service 1918-62, 2 clasps, Kurdistan, Iraq, M.I.D. oak leaf (Major A. H. Burn); Defence and War Medals 1939-45, the third and seventh with minor official corrections, very fine and better (9) £2200-2500 £2,300
46 A fine Third Afghan War C.I.E. group of nine awarded to Brigadier-General H. de C. O’Grady, 59th Scinde Rifles, who having been wounded as a young officer in the action at Kharga in May 1908, rose to senior command in the Great War and Third Afghan War: a fiery Irishman, he would stomp up and down the firing lines encouraging his men in colourful language during the period of his command of a brigade in East Africa - more often than not accompanied by his dog The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, C.I.E., Companion’s 3rd type neck badge, gold and enamel; India General Service 1908-35, 2 clasps, North West Frontier 1908, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 (Captn. H. de C. O’Grady, 59th Rifles (F.F.)); 1914-15 Star (Maj. H. de C. O’Grady, 59/Rfls. F.F.); British War Medal 1914-20 (Major H. de C. O’Grady); Victory Medal 1914-19, M.I.D. oak leaf (Br. Genl. H. de C. O’Grady); Delhi Durbar 1911, privately inscribed, ‘Major H. de C. O;Grady, 59th Scinde Rifles; Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937; France, Legion of Honour, Officer’s breast badge, gold and enamel, mounted as worn where applicable, one or two minor official corrections to the second, very fine and better (9) £2200-2500 £2,800
47 A Second World War Italy operations M.M. awarded to Sepoy Saran Sing, 6-13 Frontier Force Rifles Military Medal, G.VI.R. (20237 Sep. Saran Sing, 13 F.F. Rifs.), edge bruising, otherwise good very fine £600-800 £1,150
48 A fine Second World War Italy operations M.M. group of ten awarded to Jemadar Resham Khan, 13th Frontier Force Rifles, who was twice wounded in the process of winning his decoration - and the recipient of a ‘double issue’ of the same distinction Military Medal, G.VI.R. (16112 Nk. Resham Khan, 13 F.F. Rifs.), with original riband and investiture pin; Military Medal, G.VI.R. (16112 Nk. Resham Khan, 13 F.F.R. I.A.); India General Service 1936-39, 2 clasps, North West Frontier 1936-37, North West Frontier 1937-39 (16112 Sepoy Resham Khan, 6-13 F.F. Rif.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Coronation 1953; Indian Independence Medal 1947 (3037911 Jem. Resham Khan, 8 Punjab R.), the first and last with two or three severe edge bruises, otherwise generally good very fine (10) £800-1000 £1,900
49 A fine North West Frontier 1908 operations I.D.S.M. group of seven awarded to Subadar Mobin Khan, 59th Scinde Rifles, who was severely wounded in the Zakka Khel Expedition - his was the first I.D.S.M. won by his regiment and the only one for the expedition Indian Distinguished Service Medal, E.VII.R. (2917 Havdr. Mobin Khan, 59th Scinde Rifles), lacking upper suspension brooch; India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Waziristan 1894-5 (2917 Sepoy Mubin Khan, 6th Punjab Infy.); India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1908 (2917 Hvr. Major Mobin Khan, 59th Rfls.); 1914 Star, with clasp (Subdr. Mobin Khan, 59/Rfls.); British War Medal 1914-20 (Subdr. Mobin Khan, 59 Rifles, F.F.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (Subdr. Mobin Khan, 59 Rifles F. & F.); Delhi Durbar 1911, the first and last with minor official corrections, polished and minor contact marks, generally very fine (7) £1800-2200 £2,400
50 A Great War I.D.S.M. awarded to Subadar Major Niaz Gul, 59th Scinde Rifles, who was decorated for gallant deeds in France in 1915 and subsequently mentioned in despatches for operations in Iraq Indian Distinguished Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (4342 Hav. Niaz Gul, 59th Scinde Rfls. (F.F.)), official correction to name, polished, thus good fine £600-800 Unsold
51 A Great War I.D.S.M. awarded to Lance-Naik Char Khan, 59th Scinde Rifles, for gallantry in France Indian Distinguished Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (No. 2520 1/2 Lce. Naik Chur Khan, 59th Rifles), contact marks and edge bruising, nearly very fine £400-500 £420
52 A fine North-West Frontier 1930-31 operations I.D.S.M. awarded to Sepoy Manawar Khan, 6-13 Rifles, who shot dead two rebel Wazirs in a close quarters action Indian Distinguished Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (6468 Sepoy Manawar Khan, 6-13 F.F. Rif.), edge bruising, otherwise very fine £600-800 £450
53 A Waziristan 1938-39 operations I.D.S.M. awarded to Havildar Sham Singh, 6-13 Rifles, who died on active service in North Africa in April 1942 Indian Distinguished Service Medal, G.VI.R. (11154 Naik Sham Singh, 6-13 F.F. Rif.), nearly extremely fine £400-500 £650
54 A scarce Second World War I.D.S.M. group of six awarded to Naik Nikka Singh, 6-13 Frontier Force Rifles, who was decorated for gallant deeds in Italian East Africa Indian Distinguished Service Medal, G.VI.R. (12855 Naik Nikka Singh, 6-13 F.F. Rif.); India General Service 1936-39, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1937-39 (12855 Sep. Nikka Singh, 13 R.F.F. Rif.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; War Medal 1939-45, the first with edge bruise, otherwise good very fine or better (6) £600-700 £1,450
55 A fine Second World War I.D.S.M. group of seven awarded to Subadar Major Amir Khan, 13th Frontier Force Rifles: having won a brace of “mentions” for gallant deeds in Waziristan in 1936 and in the Middle East in 1941, he was decorated for gallantry in a close quarter night action in Italy in November 1943 - to which accolades he added the O.B.I. before the War’s end Indian Distinguished Service Medal, G.VI.R. (Subdr. Amir Khan, 13 R.F.F. Rif.); India General Service 1936-39, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1936-37, M.I.D. oak leaf (Jemdr. Amir Khan, 6-13 F.F. Rif.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf, ‘Khan’ officially corrected on the first two, good very fine and better (7) £700-900 £1,700
56 The British War Medal and Memorial Plaque awarded to First Engineer W. Drummond, Mercantile Marine, who was killed by shellfire from an enemy submarine while serving in the S.S. Jessie in November 1917 British War Medal 1914-20 (William Drummond), together with the recipient’s Memorial Plaque 1914-18 (William Drummond), and Buckingham Palace Memorial Scroll for members of the Mercantile Marine, in the name of ‘William Drummond’, extremely fine (2) £100-120 £110
57 British War Medal 1914-20 (Geoffrey Flood-Jackson), good very fine £20-30 £25
58 British War Medal 1914-20 (John W. Mills), good very fine £20-30 £40
59 Naval General Service 1915-62, 1 clasp, S.E. Asia 1945-46 (2nd Officer L. Scott), extremely fine £180-220 £410
60 Naval General Service 1915-62, 1 clasp, Near East (W. McOnie), good very fine £120-140 £110
61 Naval General Service 1915-62, 1 clasp, Near East (A. M. Leigh), in its original addressed card forwarding box, with related Ministry of Transport letter, scratch to edge at 9 o’clock, otherwise good very fine £120-150 £110
62 Naval General Service 1915-62, 1 clasp, Near East (F. G. Parker), good very fine £120-140 £110
63 South Atlantic 1982, with rosette (M. R. Dilworth), extremely fine £350-400 £500
64 South Atlantic 1982, with rosette (W. A. Donaldson), in its original card forwarding box and registered envelope, extremely fine £350-400 £490
65 South Atlantic 1982 (C. Duffin), in its card box of issue and registered envelope, extremely fine £300-350 £410
66 A Great War Memorial Plaque issued in remembrance of H. Willoughby, Mercantile Marine, who lost his life when the S.S. Ava was torpedoed and sunk off Ireland in January 1917 Memorial Plaque 1914-18 (Hamilton Willoughby), extremely fine £50-70 £65
67 A New Zealand Memorial Cross issued in remembrance of Fireman and Trimmer E. Slane, Merchant Navy, who lost his life when the S.S. Larpool was torpedoed and sunk in November 1941 New Zealand Memorial Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse officially inscribed, ‘E. Slane, (Merchant Navy)’, good very fine £80-100 £240
68 Four: Chief Engineer H. Pollard, Mercantile Marine and Royal Naval Reserve, who lost his life on the occasion H.M.S. Viknor was mined in January 1915 - which ship had recently apprehended a member of the Imperial German Secret Service after intercepting a Norwegian vessel 1914-15 Star (Ch. Eng. H. Pollard, R.N.R.); British War and Victory Medals (Ch. Eng. H. Pollard, R.N.R.), in their card boxes of issue with Admiralty forwarding letter , together with the recipient’s Memorial Plaque 1914-18 (Henry Pollard), in its card sleeve and registered envelope, the Victory Medal with officially re-impressed naming, extremely fine (4) £200-250 £320
69 Four: Engineer T. E. Legg, Mercantile Marine and Royal Naval Reserve 1914-15 Star (Engr. T. E. Legg, R.N.R.); British War Medal 1914-20 (Eng. Lt. T. E. Legg, R.N.R.); Mercantile Marine War Medal 1914-18 (Thomas E. Legg); Victory Medal 1914-19 (Eng. Lt. T. E. Legg, R.N.R.), the second with officially re-impressed naming, good very fine (4) £50-80 £120
70 Six: Chief Bosun D. J. Morris, Merchant Navy, late Northumberland Fusiliers and Lincolnshire Regiment 1914-15 Star (9938 Pte. D. J. Morris, North’d. Fus.); British War and Victory Medals (9938 Pte. D. J. Morris, North’d. Fus.); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star, clasp, France and Germany; War Medal 1939-45, together with the recipient’s Silver War Badge, the reverse officially numbered ‘232098’, this lacking its reverse pin, generally very fine or better (7) £80-100 £120
71 Six: Chief Steward E. W. Hayter, Merchant Navy, late Royal Navy, who lost his life on the occasion of the sinking of the S.S. Gloucester Castle by the German raider Michel in July 1942 1914-15 Star (L. 6103 E. Hayter, O.S. 1, R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (L. 6103 E. Hayter, O.S. 1, R.N.); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; War Medal 1939-45, the last three in their original addressed card forwarding box, together with the recipient’s Buckingham Palace Memorial Scroll in the name of ‘E. W. Hayter, Chief Steward, Merchant Navy’, his Minister of Transport condolence slip, in the name of ‘Ernest W. Hayter’, and further original documentation (see below) , good very fine and better (6) £250-300 £200
72 Nine: Chief Engineer Officer G. T. Beed, Merchant Navy, a veteran of the famous Greif action of February 1916, who was posthumously mentioned in despatches for the Sicily landings in July 19431914-15 Star (Asst. Eng. G. T. Beed, R.N,R.); British War and Mercantile Marine War Medals 1914-18 (Eng. S. Lt. G. T. Beed, R.N.R); Victory Medal 1914-19 (Eng. S. Lt. G. T. Beed, R.N,R,), these with their original card boxes of issue; 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; War Medal 1939-45, M.I.D. oak leaf, good very fine and better (9) £250-300 £340
73 Pair: Captain A. S. Blues, Mercantile Marine, who received a King’s Commendation for driving off the U-28 in an action off the Scillies in the summer of 1916 British War and Mercantile Marine War Medals 1914-18 (Arthur S. Blues), together with an M.I.D oak leaf representative of a Commendation, extremely fine (3) £200-250 £340
74 Pair: First Engineer J. H. Johnston, Mercantile Marine, who lost his life on the occasion the S.S. Cairnstrath was torpedoed and sunk in February 1917 British War and Mercantile Marine War Medals 1914-18 (John H. Johnston), good very fine (2) £60-80 £110
75 Pair: Fireman F. J. Guidrey, Mercantile Marine, who lost his life when the S.S. Feltria was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland in May 1917 British War Medal 1914-20 (Francis J. Guidrey); Mercantile Marine War Medal 1914-18 (Frances J. Guidrey), note spelling of first given name, together with the recipient’s Memorial Plaque 1914-18 (Francis John Guidrey), good very fine (3) £120-150 £280
76 Pair: attributed to Thomas Harvey, Mercantile Marine, who lost his life on the occasion the S.S. Memphian was torpedoed and sunk in October 1917 British War and Mercantile Marine War Medals 1914-18 (Thomas Harvey), good very fine (2) £60-80 £70
77 Pair: Captain J. A. Hindhaugh, Mercantile Marine British War and Mercantile Marine War Medals 1914-18 (John A. Hindhaugh), very fine or better (2) £60-80 £70
78 Pair: Captain R. Robertson, Mercantile Marine British War and Mercantile Marine War Medals 1914-18 (Robert Robertson), good very fine (2) £80-100 £70
79 Pair: A. R. Vroome, Mercantile Marine British War and Mercantile Marine War Medals 1914-18 (Antoine Richard Vroome), very fine (2) £60-80 £90
80 Three: C. Thurston, Mercantile Marine British War and Mercantile Marine War Medals 1914-18 (Charles Thurston); Marine Society Reward of Merit, silver (Charles Thurston, April 21st 1913), this last with contact marks and polished, good fine, the others better than very fine (3) £80-100 £170
81 Three: Sub. Lieutenant G. J. Smith, Royal Naval Reserve and Mercantile Marine British War Medal 1914-20 (S. Lt. G. J. Smith, R.N.R.); Mercantile Marine War Medal 1914-18 (George J. Smith); Victory Medal 1914-19 (S. Lt. G. J. Smith, R.N.R.), extremely fine (3) £80-100 £90
82 Three: Fireman S. Lofaro, Mercantile Marine and Royal Naval Reserve British War Medal 1914-20 (2703S. S. Lofaro, Tr., R.N.R.); Mercantile Marine War Medal 1914-18 (Salvatore Lofaro); Victory Medal 1914-19 (2703S. S. Lofaro, Tr., R.N.R), good very fine (3) £60-80 £140
83 Four: Captain E. Prince, Mercantile Marine and Royal Naval Reserve, who was in command of the S.S. Chilkana on the occasion of her capture by the German raider Emden in October 1914 British War and Mercantile Marine War Medals 1914-18 (E. Prince); British War and Victory Medals (Lt. Commr. E. Prince, R.N.R.), an unusual duplicate issue of the British War Medal owing to the recipient’s service in the R.N.R., good very fine (4) £180-220 £190
84 Three: Lieutenant A. C. Randle, Inland Waterway Transport, late Mercantile Marine British War and Mercantile Marine War Medals 1914-18 (Archie C. Randle); General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Iraq (Lieut. A. C. Randle), very fine and better (3) £200-250 £290
85 Five: 2nd Officer C. Ingham, Merchant Navy, who was taken P.O.W. when the tanker Lustrous was sunk by the Scharnhorst in February 1941 - he was subsequently mentioned in despatches for his time in captivity British War and Mercantile Marine War Medals 1914-18 (Cecil Ingham); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; War Medal 1939-45, good very fine and better (5) £150-200 £260
86 Five: Engineer R. J. Muirhead, Merchant Navy British War and Mercantile Marine War Medals 1914-18 (R. J. Muirhead), official but later issues; 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; War Medal 1939-45, mounted as worn, the first two polished, thus good fine, the others good very fine (5) £40-60 £110
87 Six: Second Engineer H. H. Hosking, Merchant Navy British War and Mercantile Marine War Medals 1914-18 (Henry H. Hosking); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Defence and War Medals, the first with officially re-impressed naming, generally good very fine (6) £60-80 £80
88 Six: Chief Engineer T. Cosgrove, Merchant Navy, who lost his life at the age of 68 years when the S.S. Gripfast was sunk by enemy aircraft off Portland Bill in July 1942 British War and Mercantile Marine War Medals 1914-18 (Thomas Cosgrove); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Africa Star; War Medal 1939-45, good very fine or better (6) £180-220 £160
89 Six: Chief Engineer J. Tornquist, who lost his life on the occasion the S.S. Nova Scotia was torpedoed and sunk in November 1942 British War and Mercantile Marine War Medals 1914-18 (James Tornquist); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Africa Star; War Medal 1939-45, the first with officially re-impressed naming, extremely fine (6) £140-180 £120
90 Six: Master P. R. Winship, Merchant Navy who lost his life on the occasion of the S.S. Empire Dace being mined off Greece in December 1944 British War and Mercantile Marine War Medals 1914-18 (Percy R. Winship); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star, clasp, France and Germany; Africa Star; War Medal 1939-45, these last in their original addressed card forwarding box, together with the recipient’s Buckingham Palace Memorial Scroll in the name of ‘P. R. Winship, Master, Merchant Navy’, and Minister of Transport condolence slip in the name of ‘Percy Robert Winship’, the first with officially re-impressed naming, good very fine and better (6) £140-180 £190
91 Seven: Captain D. Hey, Merchant Navy, who was mentioned in despatches for his gallant command of the M.V. Maron when she was torpedoed and sunk off Algeria in November 1942 British War and Mercantile Marine War Medals 1914-18 (David Hey); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; War Medal, M.I.D. oak leaf, together with a British War Medal 1914-20 (Robert J. Hey), good very fine or better (8) £160-180 £230
92 Six: Chief Steward J. A. Peterson, B.E.M., Merchant Navy British War and Mercantile Marine War Medals 1914-18 (John A. Peterson); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star, clasp, France and Germany; Italy Star; War Medal 1939-45, good very fine or better (6) £120-150 Unsold
93 Six: Chief Steward T. W. Peers, Merchant Navy, late Loyal North Lancashire Regiment British War Medal 1914-20 (26471 Pte. T. W. Peers, L.N. Lanc. R.); Mercantile Marine War Medal 1914-18 (Thomas W. Peers); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Burma Star; War Medal 1939-45, in their original addressed card forwarding box, together with the recipient’s Minister of Transport condolence slip in the name of ‘Thomas William Peers’, the Great War medals very fine, the remainder extremely fine (6) £80-100 £110
94 Six: Captain R. Fountain, Merchant Navy British War and Mercantile Marine War Medals 1914-18 (Ronald Fountain); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Pacific Star; War Medal 1939-45, good very fine or better (6) £100-120 £110
95 Eight: Captain D. G. H. Osborn-Baillie, Merchant Navy, late Royal Naval Reserve, a long served officer of the P. & O. Line who commanded a liberty ship for much of the last War British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. D. G. H. Osborn-Baillie, R.N.R.); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; War Medal 1939-45; Coronation 1953, mounted as worn, good very fine or better (8) £180-220 £180
96 Three: Ordinary Seaman T. Baxter, Merchant Navy, who lost his life on the occasion the S.S. Ashcrest was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic in December 1940 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; War Medal 1939-45, together with the recipient’s Minister of Transport condolence slip in the name of ‘Thomas Baxter’, extremely fine (3) £60-80 Unsold
97 Pair: Second Radio Officer F. W. Brown, Merchant Navy, who was taken P.O.W. following the loss of the S.S. Empire Industry in March 1941 1939-45 Star; War Medal 1939-45, together with original General Register and Record Office of Shipping and Seamen forwarding letter, dated 19 February 1973, extremely fine (2) £30-50 £30
98 Family group: Three: Apprentice P. R. Fletcher, Merchant Navy, who lost his life on the occasion the tanker British Security was torpedoed and sunk in May 1941 - he was just 17 years of age 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; War Medal 1939-45, in their original addressed card forwarding box, together with the recipient’s Minster of Transport condolence slip in the name of ‘Peter Radcliffe Fletcher’, extremely fine Three: Corporal R. Fletcher, Royal Army Medical Corps, his father 1914-15 Star (39729 Pte. R. Fletcher, R.A.M.C.); British War and Victory Medals (39729 Cpl. R. Fletcher, R.A.M.C.), extremely fine (5) £120-150 £180
99 Three: Able Seaman A. V. Lamport, Merchant Navy, who was awarded the King’s Commendation for Brave Conduct for his deeds on the occasion the S.S. Jim was attacked by an enemy aircraft off the Tyne in June 1941 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; War Medal 1939-45, with M.I.D. oak leaf, together with King’s Commendation for Brave Conduct, oval plastic badge, and the recipient’s original King’s Commendation certificate, dated 9 September 1941, in its forwarding envelope, good very fine (4) £140-180 £320
100 Three: Chief Engineer Officer C. A. Powell, Merchant Navy, who lost his life on the occasion the S.S. Tredinnick was torpedoed and sunk in March 1942 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; War Medal 1939-45, together with the recipient’s Minister of Transport condolence slip in the name of ‘Clifford A. Powell’, extremely fine (3) £60-80 £60

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