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The outstanding Great War 1917 V.C. group of six awarded to Corporal S. J. Day, 11th (Service) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment (Cambridgeshire), whose heroics performed during the capture of the labyrinthine trench system at Hargicourt, 26 August 1917, mirrored the calibre of his earlier war service - which had been desperately unlucky not have been rewarded with at least one other gallantry decoration.
Day spearheaded the Battalion’s attack at...
Sold for £160,000
A Great War C.M.G. group of eight awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel W. J. Long, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, who was five times Mentioned in Despatches
The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, C.M.G., Companion’s neck badge, silver-gilt and enamel, reverse centre slightly depressed, with full neck riband; India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Lushai 1889-92 (2d Lieut. W. J. Long, 4th Bn. K. Rl. Rif. Corps); Queen’s South Af...
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A fine C.I.E., K.P.M. for Gallantry and Indian Police Medal group of seven awarded to Deputy Inspector-General of Police Hugh Keene, Madras Police
The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, C.I.E., Companion’s 3rd type neck badge, gold and enamels, complete with neck cravat in its Garrard & Co. case of issue; King’s Police Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue, with gallantry ribbon (Asst. Supt. Hugh Keene, Indian Police); Indian Police Medal, G.VI.R...
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A post-War O.B.E. group of eight awarded to Wing Commander J. H. G. D. Budgen, Royal Air Force, who served as Chief Accountant to the British Commonwealth Air Forces, Japan
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 2nd type breast badge, silver-gilt; British War and Victory Medals (L.Z.7749. J. H. G. D. Budgen. Sig. R.N.V.R.); Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, with M.I.D. oak leaf; Coronation 1953;...
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The Great War M.B.E. group of four awarded to Captain S. Clare, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force, late Grenadier Guards
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member’s 1st type breast badge, silver, hallmarks for London 1918, in Royal Mint case of issue; Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (6535. Pte. S. Clare. 1/Gren: Gds.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (6...
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A Second War 1941 ‘Belfast Blitz’ M.B.E., Order of St. John group of five awarded to Divisional Superintendent J. Shaw, St. John Ambulance Brigade, Belfast
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Civil) Member’s 2nd type breast badge, silver; The Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Serving Brother’s breast badge, silver and enamel, retaining pin additionally affixed to reverse; British War and Mercantile Marine War Medals (...
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A good 1954 post-war M.B.E., Second War 1945 ‘night fighter’s’ D.F.C. group of eight awarded to Wing Commander, late Sergeant Pilot, J. A. Wright, Royal Air Force, who flew in Beaufighters, Havocs and Mosquitos with 604 Squadron, and accounted for two enemy aircraft - the last despite being wounded and having to bale out when his ‘aircraft had started to blow up’. He flew with 256 Squadron, tasked with the night defence of Malta, prior...
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A fine Boer War D.S.O. group of three awarded to Major Hon. St Leger Jervis, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, who was severely wounded at Colenso when acting as A.D.C. to Major-General Arthur Fitzroy ‘No-Bobs’ Hart
Distinguished Service Order, V.R., complete with top suspension brooch; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal (Maj: Hon: St Ledger H. Jervis, D.S.O, K.R.R.C.); King...
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A Great War D.S.O. group of six awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel K. R. N. Speir, Royal Engineers, late Derbyshire Imperial Yeomanry and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., lacking top suspension brooch; Queen’s South Africa 1899-19024 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, the last clasp a tailor’s copy (Lieut. K. Speir. 8 Co. 4/Impl. Yeo.); 1914-15 Star (Capt. K. R. N. Speir.); Br...
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A rare ‘Konigsberg’ D.S.C. group of ten awarded to Rear-Admiral G. A. Scott, Royal Navy
Distinguished Service Cross, G.V.R., the reverse hallmarked London 1918; 1914-15 Star (Lieut. G. A. Scott. R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (Lt. Commr. G. A. Scott. R.N.); 1939-45 Star; Defence and War Medals; Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937; French Croix de Guerre 1914 1918, very fine (10) £2800-3200
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A Great War ‘Western Front’ M.C. group of six awarded to Major H. J. C. Rostron, Royal Fusiliers, late 5th Dragoon Guards and Northumberland Fusiliers, who was wounded in both the Boer War and the Great War
Military Cross, G.V.R., unnamed as issued; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Capt: H. J. C. Rostron. North’d Fus:); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (Capt. H. J. C. Rostron....
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The Great War German Offensives 1918 ‘Battle of Bethune’ M.C. Attributed to Lieutenant J. L. Hall, Gloucestershire Regiment
Military Cross, G.V.R., unnamed as issued, in case of issue, this with ‘J. L. Hall’ marked on the back, extremely fine £400-500
A Great War M.C. group of four awarded to Major Frank Ludlum, Royal Field Artillery
Military Cross, G.V.R., unnamed; 1914-15 Star (2. Lieut. F. Ludlum. R.F.A.); British War and Victory Medals (Major F. Ludlam.) good very fine (4) £500-550
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A scarce Great War seaplane pilot’s D.F.C. group of three awarded to Captain C. V. Bessette, Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force, an American born French-Canadian who took part in the pioneering trials of the Curtis Flying Boat America at Hammondsport, New York, in 1914. Had war not broken out, the America, would have attempted the first non-stop aerial crossing of the Atlantic. As a result of the conflict the aircraft type was purchase...
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A scarce inter-war ‘Kurdistan’ D.F.C., 1919 ‘Pioneering Flight’ A.F.C. and ‘Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment’ Second Award Bar group of six awarded to Wing Commander E. G. Hilton, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force, late 14th (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish) and 14th (Service) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (Pioneers). A veteran of the First Day of the Battle of the Somme, Hilto...
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An unusual Second War 1944 D.F.C., and 1945 Second Award Bar group of five awarded to Lancaster and Flying Fortress pilot, Flight Lieutenant, W. D. Austin, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, a Radio Counter Measures Specialist who flew in at least 50 operational sorties with 101 and 214 (Federated Malay States) Squadrons, including five consecutive trips to Berlin and back, and during the first operational use of the Airborne Cigar or A.B.C. - St...
A Second War 1945 ‘Pathfinder Force’ D.F.C., 1943 D.F.M. group of six awarded to Halifax and Lancaster Flight Engineer, Flying Officer G. H. Jones, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who flew in at least 50 operational sorties with 76 and 635 Squadrons. He participated in attacks on some of the most heavily defended German targets including taking part in the Peenemunde Raid, 17 August 1943, during which his Halifax suffered substantial damag...
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A fine Second War 1940 ‘attack on the Scharnhorst’ D.F.C. group of six awarded to Beaufort pilot, Wing Commander F. G. L. Smith, 42 Squadron, Royal Air Force, who led a formation of nine aircraft on a low-level attack on the German battle cruiser, 21 June 1940. During the course of the attack Smith’s aircraft accounted for one of the escorting M.E. 109’s and damaged another. He was shot down and taken POW whilst leading another shipping r...
A 1945 ‘V.I.P. Flight’ A.F.C. awarded to Dakota pilot Flight Lieutenant A. Bollington, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who was heavily engaged with 575 Squadron for both the Normandy Landings of June 1944, and as part of Operation Market Garden for the airborne operations over Arnhem in September 1944. He later flew V.I.P. flights during the latter part of 1945, including for the King and Queen, Marshal of the R.A.F. Sir Charles Portal, Fi...
An Order of St. John group of six awarded to Captain R. H. Hadfield, Royal Army Medical Corps
The Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Serving Brother’s breast badge, silver and enamel; British War and Victory Medals (Capt. R. H. Hadfield.); Defence Medal; St. John Service Medal, with 3 Additional Award Bars (10201 D. Sgn. R. H. Hadfield. Pendeen Div. No. 9 Dis. S.J.A.B. 1931.); Egypt, Kingdom, Order of the Nile, Fourth Class breast badge, by Lat...
A scarce and early Albert Medal Second Class awarded to Mr. J. Batist, Boatman, Dymchurch Coast Guard Station, for gallantry in saving the life of the sole survivor from the wreck of the Courier de Dieppe, off the coast of at Dymchurch, Kent, on 6 January 1867
Albert Medal, 2nd Class, for Gallantry in Saving Life at Sea, bronze and enamel, reverse officially engraved ‘Wreck of Courrier de Dieppe 6th. Jany. 1867 Presented in the name of Her M...
An Albert Medal Second Class for Sea awarded to Mr. A. J. Cooper, 4th Officer of the S.S. Massilia, for gallantry in rescuing from shark-infested waters in the Gulf of Aden an Indian Lascar who had fallen from the rigging, 8 April 1890 - for this gallant action he was also awarded the Royal Humane Society Silver Medal and ultimately the Stanhope Gold Medal for the most gallant rescue of 1890. He subsequently lost his life in a courageous attempt...
A Great War 1917 Albert Medal in Gold for Land awarded to Air Mechanic 1st Class H. V. Robinson, Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force, for gallantry in saving the lives of the crew of airship SSZ 7 following her collision with SSZ 10, just outside of RNAS Polegate, 20 December 1917. Robinson, in company with one other, rescued the pilot and two crewmen from the flames, and returned to the towering inferno to remove her bombload, suffering...
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The remarkable Crimean War D.C.M., Medaille Militaire group of four awarded to Private Patrick McGuire, 33rd Regiment, whose award of the Victoria Cross was vetoed by Queen Victoria, his deed being ‘one of very doubtful morality’
Distinguished Conduct Medal, V.R. (No. 3103. Patrick McGuire. 33rd Regt.) regimental number added in impressed style; Crimea 1854-56, 3 clasps, Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol (No. 3103. Patrick McGuire, 33rd Regt.) o...
Sold for £7,000
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