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The fine Crimean War Naval Brigade V.C. group of four awarded to Seaman James Gorman, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Albion, who was decorated for his gallantry while defending the Right Lancaster Battery at the Battle of Inkermann on 5 November 1854 when, declining the order to withdraw and leave the wounded, he proceeded to mount the defence works banquette and, using the weapons of the disabled who he was protecting, helped repel the Russian advance ‘no...
Sold for £240,000
The important Crimea ‘Light Brigade’ C.B. group of five awarded to Major-General John Douglas, who commanded the 11th Hussars during the Crimean War, and led them in the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava, on which occasion, with a remnant of some forty men of his regiment beyond the Russian guns, he charged further down the valley and ‘advanced against the entire force of Russian Cavalry! Indeed the Russian Army!’
The Most Honou...
Sold for £38,000
A fine Boer War D.S.O. group of four awarded to Lieutenant H. B. Christie, 1st New South Wales Regiment (Citizen’s Bushmen Contingent), who ‘stayed with a man whose horse was shot and brought him out of fire, his shoulder being dislocated while doing so’ - he later died on active service with the Remount Service during the Great War
Distinguished Service Order, V.R., silver-gilt and enamel, with integral top riband bar; Queen’s South...
Sold for £4,400
An Omdurman Charger’s D.C.M. group of three awarded to Lance-Corporal Harold Penn, 21st Lancers, for his gallantry in helping to bring a wounded man out of action, 2 September 1898
Distinguished Conduct Medal, V.R. (Lce. Cpl. H. D. Penn. 21/Lancers./ 2nd Sept: 1898.); Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (3613. Lc. Cpl. H. Penn. 21/Lancers.); Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Khartoum (3613 Pte. H. Penn 21st Lrs) together with a 21st Lancers cap badg...
Sold for £17,000
An extremely rare Boer War D.C.M. pair awarded to Lieutenant J. W. Porter, 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen
Distinguished Conduct Medal, E.VII.R. (Serjt.-Maj. J. W. Porter, N.S. Wales Cont.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (R. Sjt. Maj. J. W. Porter, N.S. Wales I.B.), one or two edge bruises, otherwise good very fine (2) £3,000-£4,000
Sold for £5,500
A rare ‘Aro Expedition’ D.C.M. group of four awarded to Colour Sergeant C. Crowley, Royal Munster Fusiliers, attached Southern Nigeria Regiment, West African Frontier Force
Distinguished Conduct Medal, E.VII.R. (Clr-: Serjt: C. Crowley. S. Nigeria Regt.); Ashanti 1900 (Sgt. C. Crowley. W.A.F.F.) high relief bust; Africa General Service 1902-56, 2 clasps, Aro 1901-1902, S. Nigeria 1902-03 (Clr-:Serjt: C. Crowley. S. Nigeria Regt.); Coronati...
Sold for £4,800
A rare Great War ‘Gallipoli’ D.C.M. group of four awarded to Sergeant R. Humberstone, 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, for gallantry during the initial landings at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915 and for subsequently carrying out dangerous missions near Kaba Tepe - he died in 1917 having been invalided back to Australia following the loss of his left eye to a Turkish sniper at Lone Pine
Distinguished Conduct Medal,...
Sold for £9,000
A very rare Great War 1918 ‘Palestine Operations’ D.C.M. group of seven awarded to Trooper G. A. Hill, 12th Australian Light Horse, Australian Imperial Force, a veteran of the Gallipoli campaign, whose regiment saw action in several notable battles in the Palestine campaign including the charge at Beersheba on 31 October 1917
Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (620 Tpr: G. A. Hill. 12/Aust: L.H.R.); 1914-15 Star (620 Pte G. A. Hill. 12/L....
Sold for £7,000
A Great War 1917 ‘Ypres - Battle of Broodseinde’ M.M. pair awarded to Driver R. Loton, 1st Australian Field Artillery Brigade, Australian Imperial Force, who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Amiens, 9 August 1918
Military Medal, G.V.R. (4875 Dvr: R. Loton. 1/By: Aust: F.A.); 1914-15 Star (4875 Dvr. R. Loton. 2/F.A. Bde. A.I.F.) nearly extremely fine (2) £500-£700
Sold for £550
A Superb Great War Palestine operations M.M. pair awarded to Squadron Sergeant Major S. Vialls, 4th Australian Light Horse, late 3rd Dragoon Guards who was recommended for an M.I.D. for his gallantry at the capture of Beersheba, 31 October 1917 and decorated for leading a bold and mortiferous charge with drawn swords at Kaukab, September 1918
Military Medal, G.V.R. (2222 S.S.Mjr. S. Vialls. 4/ Aust: L.H.R.; Victory Medal 1914-19 (2222 WO-2. S....
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Trafalgar (Archibald Anderson) with contemporary top silver riband bar, good very fine £5,000-£6,000
Sold for £9,500
The Crimean War pair awarded to Private J. Ford, 4th Light Dragoons, who was trapped by his felled horse and rescued by a comrade during the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava, 25 October 1854
Crimea 1854-56, 4 clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol (J. Ford. 4th Lt. Dragns.) officially impressed naming, clasp carriage fractured; Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian issue, unnamed as issued, pierced with ring suspension, both with top...
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The Crimea Medal awarded to Private R. Gwinnell, 11th (Prince Albert’s Own) Hussars, who was killed in the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava, 25 October 1854
Crimea 1854-56, 3 clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Sebastopol (R. Gwinnell. 11th Hussars) officially impressed naming, fitted with Bailey, Coventry silver top riband brooch, a few edge nicks, otherwise very fine £6,000-£8,000
Sold for £8,500
Three: Acting Warrant Officer F. C. W. Ballerum, 8th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, who was killed in action at Broodseinde Ridge on 4 October 1917; he had earlier served with the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force in the capture and occupation of German New Guinea 1914-15 and before that with the New South Wales Naval Contingent in China during the Boxer Rebellion, 1900-01
1914-15 Star (695 Pte F. C. W. Ballerum. 1 A.N....
Sold for £700
Four: Lieutenant C. A. Nichols, Australian Imperial Force, who served with the 6th Australian Light Horse at Gallipoli, was wounded during the Second Battle of Gaza, and confirmed on the strength of the 12th Australian Light Horse at the time of their charge at Beersheba
1914-15 Star (12 LH AIF Lt Nichols) note name lacking initials; British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. C. A. Nichols. A.I.F.); Defence Medal; together with a Royal Masonic Hos...
Sold for £1,600
Eight: Lance Corporal R. E. Toombs, Australian Army Service Corps, 2nd Australian Imperial Force, who died as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese on 23 May 1945
1914-15 Star (3938 Pte. R. Tombs. 10/Bn. A.I.F.); British War and Victory Medals (3938 Pte. R. Tombs. 10 Bn. A.I.F.); 1939-45 Star; Pacific Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Australia Service Medal, the Second War awards all officially named ‘SX9105 R. E. Toombs’; together with a...
Sold for £1,200
British War Medal 1914-20 (873 Cpl. A. R. Emmett 39 Bn A.I.F.) dark toned, good very fine
Five: Lance Bombardier A. A. Emmett, 4th Anti-Tank Regiment, Australian Imperial Force, who was executed by the Japanese at Tavoy, Burma on 6 June 1942 and awarded a posthumous Commendation for Gallantry in 2011
1939-45 Star; Pacific Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Australia Service Medal, all officially named ‘VX38444 A. A. Emm...
Sold for £2,400
The important group of Orders and Medals awarded to Admiral of the Fleet Lord John Hay, G.C.B., Royal Navy, a recipient of the rare ‘China 1842’ clasp and later Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean during the operations in the Sudan 1884-85
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, G.C.B. (Military) Knight Grand Cross set of insignia, comprising sash badge in 18 carat gold and enamels, hallmarked London 1886, with display sash, and breast...
Sold for £13,000
The D.B.E. pair attributed to Sylvia, Countess de la Warr, formerly Countess of Kilmuir
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, D.B.E. (Civil) Dame Commander’s 2nd type set of insignia, comprising shoulder badge and breast star, silver-gilt and enamel, on lady’s bow ribbon, in Garrard, London, case of issue, with accompanying full neck ribbon and wearing instructions card; Coronation 1953, unnamed, on Lady’s bow ribbon, extremely...
Sold for £2,000
A ‘Military Division’ C.B. pair awarded to Colonel A. D. B. Buckley, Hampshire Regiment, who Commanded the 2nd Battalion during the Second Boer War, for which he was M.I.D. and appointed Brevet Lieutenant Colonel
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Military) Companion’s, breast badge, silver-gilt and enamels, complete with narrow swivel-ring suspension and riband buckle; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, P...
Sold for £1,700
A well-documented Great War C.B., Boer War C.M.G., and Great War French Legion of Honour group of three attributed to Major-General P. E. F. Hobbs, Royal Army Service Corps
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Military) Companion’s breast badge, silver-gilt and enamel, fitted with later large ring for conversion to neck badge, but lacking smaller link ring, in Garrard, London, case of issue; The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michae...
Sold for £950
A post-War ‘Palestine’ C.B. group of nine awarded to Major General J. M. Kirkman [C.B.E.], Royal Artillery, who served as Chief of Staff H.Q. British Forces in Palestine, 1947-1948, and as Chief of Staff, Far East Land Forces, 1948-1950. M.I.D. for both of the previous appointments, he subsequently served as Colonel Commandant, Royal Regiment of Artillery
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Military) Companion’s, neck badge, si...
Sold for £1,800
A Great War C.B.E. group of three awarded to Colonel M. E. O’Donoghue, Indian Army, late 67th Foot
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, C.B.E. (Military) Commander’s 1st type, neck badge, silver-gilt and enamel, in Garrard & Co. Ltd case of issue; Afghanistan 1878-80, no clasp (2nd. Lieut: M. E. O’Donoghue, 67th Foot); India General Service 1854-95, 2 clasps, Burma 1887-89, Burma 1885-7 (Lieutt M. E. O’Donoghue 30th Madras I...
Sold for £650
A fine Great War D.S.O., O.B.E., M.C. group of eleven awarded to Lieutenant-General Sir Gordon N. Macready, Bt., K.B.E., C.B., C.M.G., Royal Engineers, who served during the Great War with the British expeditionary Force and later on the Staff of the 66th Division, being five times Mentioned in Despatches, before attending the Supreme War Council, at Versailles in 1919.
During the Second War, Macready served as Assistant Chief of the Imperial...
Sold for £3,800
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