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The polar exploration group awarded to Commander J. R. F. “Frank” Wild, late Royal Navy and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, who, with the exception of Sir Ernest Shackleton, participated in more Antarctic expeditions than any other man
British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. F. Wild, R.N.V.R.), in their card box of issue
Royal Geographical Society’s Gold Patron’s Medal (Commander Frank Wild, C.B.E., 1924), contained in gold glazed cas...
Sold for £52,000
The Great War and Scott Memorial Medal group of four awarded to Chief Petty Officer F. V. Browning, a member of the “Northern Party” in Scott’s last Antarctic Expedition 1910-13
1914-15 Star (206545 F. V. Browning, P.O. 1, R.N.); British War Medal 1914-20 (206545 F. V. Browning, C.P.O., R.N.), renamed; Victory Medal 1914-19 (206545 F. V. Browning, C.P.O., R.N.); Royal Geographical Society’s Scott Memorial Medal 1910-13, bronze, as issu...
Sold for £2,600
The Polar Medal awarded to Dr. S. E. Jones, who served with distinction in Mawson’s Expedition 1912-14
Polar Medal 1904, G.V.R., 1st issue, silver, 1 clasp, Antarctic 1912-14 (Dr. S. E. Jones, “Aurora”), good very fine £6000-8000
Sold for £18,000
The Messina Earthquake and Great War group of five awarded to Petty Officer 1st Class B.M. Lock, Royal Navy
1914-15 Star (179180 B. M. Lock, P.O. 1, R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (179180 B. M. Lock, P.O. 1, R.N.); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (179180 B. M. Lock, P.O. 1 Cl., H.M.S. Duke of Edinburgh); Italian Messina Earthquake 1908, generally good very fine (5) £350-400
Sold for £350
The S.G.M. awarded to Able Seaman A. W. Stratton, Royal Navy, for his part in the famous Delhi incident of December 1911
Sea Gallantry Medal, G.V.R., bronze (Austin W. Stratton, “Delhi”, 13 Dec. 1911), in its fitted case of issue, polished, thus nearly very fine £400-500
Sold for £380
The Great War D.S.O. and Bar group of five awarded to Commander F. A. P. Williams-Freeman, Royal Navy, who, having won his first D.S.O. for gallantry in the submarine E-6 in the Heligoland Bight in 1914, added a Bar for services ashore during the Asia Minor operations of 1920 - this the last such award to the Navy in respect of actions connected with the Great War
Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., with Second Award Bar, silver-gilt and enam...
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The Great War D.S.M. group of five awarded to Leading Seaman A. S. Fletcher, Royal Naval Reserve, who was decorated for his gallant deeds on the occasion of the celebrated engagement between the armed merchant cruiser Carmania and the German armed liner Cap Trafalgar, off Trinidad in September 1914
Distinguished Service Medal, G.V.R. (3746 B. A. S. Fletcher, Sean., R.N.R. H.M.S. Carmania); 1914-15 Star (B. 3746 A. S. Fletcher, Smn., R.N.R.); B...
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The Great War D.S.C. group of six awarded to Commander H. B. Anderson, Royal Navy, who was decorated for his services as a Midshipman in the Cameroons in 1914 - aged 17 years
Distinguished Service Cross, G.V.R., hallmarks for London 1915; 1914-15 Star (Mid. H. B. Anderson, R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. H. B. Anderson, R.N.); Defence and War Medals, mounted as worn, good very fine and better (6) £3000-3500
D.S.C. London Gaz...
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The Great War and Second World War group of seven awarded to Commander C. B. Elbrow, who was aboard the Conquest in the Lowestoft raid of April 1915, in which action his ship was hit by five 12-inch shells from Scheer’s cruisers - and suffered 23 killed and 13 wounded
1914-15 Star (Lieut. C. B. Elbrow, R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. C. B. Elbrow, R.N.); 1939-45 Star; Defence and War Medals; French Croix de Guerre 1914-1917, ve...
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The Great War D.S.C. group of eleven awarded to Captain J. S. Metcalf, Royal Naval Reserve, who was decorated for his gallant command of one of the Triumph’s picket boats during the Gallipoli landings on 24-25 April 1915, in which operation he was wounded in the arm: having then served at Jutland, and added a Spanish decoration to his accolades between the Wars, he was present at the evacuations of Narvik and St. Nazaire in 1940 and lent good s...
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The Great War D.S.O. group of five awarded to Vice-Admiral C. Seymour, Royal Navy, whose period of command in the destroyer Colne in the Dardanelles 1915-16 witnessed many engagements with the enemy: having lent valuable assistance at the landings in “Anzac Cove”, where ‘the shots were hitting the steel bows of the destroyers with a sound like hail on an iron roof’, the Colne won high praise for her close support of the hard-pressed New Z...
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The Great War D.S.C. group of six awarded to Rear-Admiral E. R. Bent, Royal Navy, who was decorated for his gallantry ashore as a Naval Observation Officer in the Gallipoli operations, where he served from the first day of the landings - sometimes atop “Chocolate Hill”: having earlier survived the loss of the Ocean, he went on to be appointed a C.B. on the eve of the 1939-45 War, in which conflict he served as Chief of Staff to the C.-in-Cs W...
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The Second World War O.B.E., Great War D.S.M. group of ten awarded to Lieutenant-Commander J. Corby, Royal Navy, who, having been decorated for bravery under fire in the Anzac landings, added an O.B.E. to his accolades in the 1939-45 War, which latter conflict witnessed him making clandestine ordnance trips to Portugal
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 2nd type breast badge; Distinguished Service Med...
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The Great War group of four awarded to Commander B. G. Drake, Royal Naval Reserve, who, having served ashore in Gallipoli for several weeks, and received a special letter of thanks from General Birdwood, proceeded to lead a succession of highly successful cattle rustling operations on the Anatolian coast in 1916: following one such raid, he was prompted to report, ‘some of the bulls were very fierce and one went mad after being embarked - it wa...
Sold for £600
The Great War C.G.M., Medaille Militaire pair awarded to Chief Petty Officer G. C. P. Rumming, Royal Naval Air Service (Armoured Car Section), who was originally recommended for the V.C. for his magnificent bravery in the landings on ‘V’ beach, Gallipoli in April 1915: having given effective support fire from the River Clyde, he assisted both Commander E. Unwin and Sub. Lieutenant A. W. St. C. Tisdall in bringing in the wounded, his deeds b...
Sold for £15,000
The oustanding Great War Gallipoli landings V.C. group of five awarded to Petty Officer G. McK. Samson, Royal Naval Reserve, who worked under appalling fire on ‘V’ Beach for longer than any of the other “River Clyde V.Cs”, until, finally, he collapsed, riddled with Turkish machine-gun fire - some reports state in 19 places: the River Clyde’s surgeon later said, “He was in great agony when I saw him, and whether he lived or died I knew...
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The Great War D.S.M. group of five awarded to Shipwright 1st Class W. Shepherd, Royal Navy, who was decorated for his gallant deeds in the monitor Severn during her famous clashes with the Konigsberg in the Rufugi Delta in July 1915
Distinguished Service Medal, G.V.R. (346098 W. Sheppherd, Shpt. 2 Cl., H.M.S. Severn), note erroneous surname spelling; 1914-15 Star (346098 W. Shepherd, D.S.M., Shpt. 2, R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (3460...
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The Great War D.S.C. group of five awarded to Engineer Lieutenant J. M. Dowie, Royal Naval Reserve, who was decorated for his gallant deeds in the Q-Ship Baralong in 1915, when he was present at the destruction of the U-27 and U-41 - the former action famously leading to accusations of cold-blooded murder
Distinguished Service Cross, G.V.R., hallmarks for London 1916, in its Garrard & Co. case of issue; Transport Medal 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Chin...
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The Great War D.S.C. group of six awarded to Engineer Commander T. Kerr, the Royal Indian Marine’s first ever D.S.C. recipient, for his gallantry in the armed paddle-steamer Comet, near Kut, in September 1915, on which occasion his senior officer was awarded a posthumous V.C. - one witness said that Turkish bullets pattered on the Comet ‘like raindrops on a window pane’
Distinguished Service Cross, G.V.R., hallmarks for London 1919; Afri...
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The Great War D.S.C. and Bar, A.F.C. group of six awarded to Group Captain V. Gaskell-Blackburn, Royal Air Force, late Royal Naval Air Service, who, having participated in the first ever carrier-borne air strike in 1914, spotted for the Severn and Mersey against the Konigsberg in East Africa and was twice decorated for his gallant deeds in the Kut-el-Amara and Ctesiphon operations 1915-16
Distinguished Service Cross, G.V.R., with Second Award...
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The M.V.O. group of eleven awarded to Captain R. G. Bowes-Lyon, Royal Navy, who, having seen extensive action in the Dardanelles in the battleship Agamemnon 1915-16, and witnessed the destruction of the Zeppelin LZ-85 over Salonika, fought in the Baltic operations of 1919 and held seagoing command in the 1939-45 War: he was a first cousin of the late Queen Mother
The Royal Victorian Order, M.V.O., Member’s 4th Class breast badge, silver-gilt...
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The Second World War C.B.E., Great War D.S.C. and Bar group of twelve awarded to Air Commodore W. H. Dunn, Royal Air Force, late Royal Naval Air Service, who was decorated for his gallant services as a pilot in the relief of Kut operations in April 1916 and the East Africa operations later in the same year: having then flown operationally in Waziristan in the early 1920s, he added the C.B.E. to his accolades as C.O. of a Fighter Command Operation...
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The Great War D.S.M. awarded to Petty Officer C. Reid, Royal Navy, who was decorated for his services in the armed steam yacht James Fletcher, which vessel claimed at least one U-Boat by ramming
Distinguished Service Medal, G.V.R. (116282 C. Reid, P.O. 1 Cl., James Fletcher, Aux. Pat., 1915-6); 1914-15 Star (116282 C. Reid, P.O. 1, R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (116282 C. Reid, P.O. 1, R.N.); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., V.R., narrow suspen...
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The Great War D.S.O. group of five awarded to Commander F. M. Main, Royal Naval Reserve, who, having been decorated for his services in the armed merchant cruisers Calyx and Alcantara in the period 1914-15, was given special promotion for his deeds in the latter ship’s famous North Sea duel with the German raider Greif in February 1916, ‘an action which savoured of the days of Nelson, the two ships being engaged at point blank range’ - and...
Sold for £3,300
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