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The early India and China campaign service pair awarded to Colonel J. Platt, Indian Army, who was butchered by mutineers of his own regiment - the 23rd Native Infantry - at Mhow in July 1857: his medals, papers and other personal effects appear to have remained in a bank vault until discovered by his descendants in 1989
Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Bhurtpoor (Lieut. J. Platt, 23rd N.I.), short-hyphen reverse die, officially engraved namin...
Sold for £4,000
The early India campaign group of four awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel A. J. MacKay, 16th Native Infantry
Ghuznee 1839, contemporary engraved naming in reverse field, ‘Brevet Captn. Ae. J. MacKay, 16th Regt. Nat. Infy.’, old but damaged hinged-bar suspension; Candahar Ghuznee Cabul 1842 (Brevet Captn. AE. J. MacKay, 16th Regt. Nat. Infantry), contemporary engraved naming, with steel clip but lacking bar for suspension; Maharajpoor Star 1843...
Sold for £4,700
The Arctic Discoveries group of three awarded to Sir Alexander Armstrong, K.C.B., Director-General of the Medical Department of the Royal Navy, latterly Honorary Physician to Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales, who was ‘Surgeon, Naturalist and Historian’ of the Investigator under McClure in the Franklin Search Expedition of 1850-53, a voyage that led to the discovery of the North-West Passage: Armstrong later published his own account of...
Sold for £13,000
The Crimea War campaign service pair awarded to Captain F. Sutherland, 2nd Dragoons, who was present as a Troop Leader in the Charge of the Heavy Brigade at Balaklava in October 1854
Crimea 1854-56, 3 clasps, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol (Francis Sutherland, Capt., 2nd Drags. Scots Greys), contemporary engraved naming, with silver riband buckle for wearing, contained in its Hunt & Roskell velvet lined fitted case, the lid with gilt title,...
The Crimea War campaign service pair awarded to Sergeant H. G. Wickham, 13th Light Dragoons, who received a severe lance wound during the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava in October 1854
Crimea 1854-56, 4 clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol (H. G. Wickham, 13th Lt. Dragoons), officially impressed naming; Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian issue (Corporal H. G. Wickham, 13th Light Dragoons), regimentally impressed naming, this la...
Sold for £16,000
The Crimea War pair awarded to Honorary Major F. Fernandez, Army Hospital Corps, who served as an Apothecary with charge of the Army’s Medical Stores at Balaklava - and found Florence Nightingale ‘very, very difficult to work with’ (accompanying letter from his grand-daughter refers)
Crimea 1854-56, 2 clasps, Inkermann, Sebastopol (Mr. F. Fernandez, Apothecary to the Forces), contemporary engraved naming; Turkish Crimea 1855, Sardinian i...
Sold for £1,600
The Indian Mutiny C.B. pair awarded to Colonel J. W. Osborne, late Indian Army, who in his capacity as political agent at Rewah was responsible for raising a force that prevented the mutineers’ cutting our communications between Calcutta and Bombay - ‘it is not too much to say that he contributed more than almost any officer of his rank to the preservation of the Empire’: twice wounded in these operations, his life was saved on the second o...
Sold for £3,500
The Canada General Service 1866-70 Medal awarded to Colour-Sergeant R. Evans, 13th (Hamilton) Battalion, which unit clashed with the Fenians at “The Battle of Ridgeway” on 2 June 1866
Canada General Service 1866-70, 1 clasp, Fenian Raid 1866 (Cr. Sgt. R. Evans, 13th Bn.), extremely fine £400-500
Sold for £550
The Egypt and Sudan 1882-89 Medal awarded to Boatman J. Jacobs, Caughnawaga Detachment
Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 1 clasp, The Nile 1884-85 (12 Boat. J. Jacob, Caughnawaga Det.), unit officially corrected, extremely fine £600-800
Sold for £1,300
The North West Canada 1885 Medal awarded to Baptiste Fontaine, Battleford Rifles, a veteran of the “Battle of Cut-Knife Hill” who served as a scout and despatch rider for the North West Mounted Police and survived two weeks as a prisoner of the Indian chief “Poundmaker” and his warriors
North West Canada 1885, 1 clasp, Saskatchewan (J. B. Fontaine, Battleford Regt.), officially impressed naming, suspension claw sometime tightened, very...
Sold for £2,400
The Boer War D.C.M. pair awarded to Trooper A. W. V. Crawley, Canadian Mounted Rifles, who was dangerously wounded near Pretoria in July 1900
Distinguished Conduct Medal, V.R. (Tpr. A. W. V. Crawley, Canadian M.R.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg (66 Pte. A. W. V. Crawley, The Candn. M.R.), one or two edge bruises, otherwise good very fine (2) £2000-2500
Sold for £5,500
The Great War campaign service group of three awarded to Acting Corporal W. Lynton, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, who was killed in action in June 1917
1914 Star, with clasp (1885 Pte. W. Lynton, L.N. Lan. R.); British War and Victory Medals (1885 A. Cpl. W. Lynton, ), together with related Memorial Plaque (William Lynton) and a crucifix fashioned from used bullets and shell case brass, the base bearing a Loyal North Lancashire Regiment bad...
Sold for £370
The Great War campaign service group of five awarded to Sergeant D. Spencer, Machine Gun Corps, late R.N.A.S. Armoured Car Squadron, who was twice decorated by the Russians for his gallantry under fire as one of Locker Lampson’s drivers
1914-15 Star (F. 7587 D. Spencer, P.O.M., R.N.A.S.); British War and Victory Medals (79748 Sjt. D. Spencer, M.G.C.); Russian Medal for Zeal, small, silver, Nicholas II, on St. Stanislaus riband; Russian Cross...
Sold for £5,800
The Great War campaign service group of six awarded to Sick Room Attendant R. G. Read, Royal Navy, who was attached to the R.N.A.S. Armoured Car Squadron in Russia and Roumania
1914-15 Star (M. 14078 R. G. Read, J.R.A., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (M. 14078 R. G. Read, S.R.A., R.N.); Board of Trade Rocket Apparatus Long Service, G.V.R. (Roy Read); St. John Service Medal (2658 Pte. R. G. Read, (Cromer) Div. No. 10 Dist., S.J.A.B., 192...
Sold for £1,800
The Great War pair awarded to Sergeant W. E. Allen, Machine Gun Corps, late R.N.A.S. Armoured Cars
British War and Victory Medals (79680 Sjt. W. E. Allen, M.G.C.), together with an R.N.A.S. Armoured Car sweetheart’s brooch, bronze and enamel, good very fine or better (3) £200-300
Sold for £820
The Gallipoli landings V.C. group of six awarded to Sergeant W. Cosgrove, Royal Munster Fusiliers, for his exceptional bravery the day following the costly disembarkation from the River Clyde on ‘V’ beach, Cape Helles on 25 April 1915: a giant of a man who weighed 16 stone and stood at 6ft. 6in., he used his exceptional strength to wrench enemy wiring stanchions out of the ground to clear a path for his comrades, notwithstanding a terrific fi...
Sold for £180,000
The Great War D.S.O. attributed to Lieutenant J. P. G. MacLeod, 46th (South Saskatchewan) Battalion, Canadian Infantry, which unit became known as the “Suicide Battalion” as a result of its horrendous losses on the Western Front: decorated for his gallant deeds in an extraordinary encounter with the enemy at Valenciennes in November 1918, his N.C.O. was awarded the V.C. for the same action
Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., silver-gilt a...
The Great War O.B.E. group of twelve awarded to Brigadier W. E. Hinchley Cooke, a long-served member of M.I. 5 who became known as ‘Britain’s chief spy-catcher’ in the period leading upto the 1939-45 War - ‘there was enough drama in his life to fill a shelf of best-sellers’
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 1st type breast badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1919, on 2nd type riband; 1...
Sold for £2,100
The Great War D.C.M. group of four awarded to Acting Sergeant L. J. Simpson, Royal Army Medical Corps, late Royal Fusiliers, one of 22 soldiers to volunteer their services in the typhus outbreak at Gardelegen P.O.W. Camp in 1915: as noted in the official report of October 1916, ‘Twenty of them caught the disease; two of them died’
Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R....
Sold for £1,100
The Great War M.M. and Bar group of three awarded to Acting Sergeant F. R. Brunt, 78th (Winnipeg Grenadiers) Canadian Infantry, who was wounded in the face while winning his M.M. at Passchendaele Ridge in October 1917
Military Medal, G.V.R., with Second Award Bar (148445 Cpl. F. R. Brunt, 78/Can. Inf.); British War and Victory Medals (148445 A. Sjt. F. R. Brunt, 78-Can. Inf.), together with related regimental collar badge, mounted as worn, goo...
Sold for £1,000
The Great War escaper’s M.M. group of six awarded to Lance-Corporal J. A. Scott, 8/Canadian Infantry (“The Little Black Devils”), late Scots Greys, who afterwards wrote extensive accounts of his experiences in the Boer War and of his successful bid for freedom as a P.O.W. in 1917
Military Medal, G.V.R. (10 Pte. J. A. Scott, 8/Can. Inf.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Transvaal (...
Sold for £3,400
The Great War M.M. group of five awarded to Acting Company Sergeant-Major H. B. Kenner, Canadian Army Veterinary Corps
Military Medal, G.V.R. (48503 S. Sjt. H. B. Kenner, 3/M.V. Sec. Can. A.V.C.); 1914-15 Star (48503 S. Sjt. H. B. Kenner, Can. A.V.C.); British War and Victory Medals (48503 A.C.S. Mjr. H. B. Kenner, C.A.V.C.); Efficiency Decoration, G.VI.R., ‘Canada’, unnamed, contact marks and one or two edge bruises, very fine or better (...
Sold for £920
The Great War “pigeoneer’s” M.M. group of four awarded to Acting Corporal J. Hilton, a member of the Royal Engineers’ Carrier Pigeon Service
Military Medal, G.V.R. (115598 Pr. J. Hilton, C.P. Serv. R.E.); 1914-15 Star (115598 Pnr. J. Hilton, R.E.); British War and Victory Medals (115598 A. Cpl. J. Hilton, R.E.), one or two edge bruises, very fine and better (4) £700-900
Sold for £950
The Great War D.S.M. group of four awarded to Chief Petty Officer W. Waterhouse, Royal Navy, a mainstay of that remarkable team of “Jack Tars” who transported two gunboats through 100 miles of African jungle to successfully challenge German superiority on Lake Taganyika in 1915-16 - and inspire C. S. Forester’s “The African Queen”
Distinguished Service Medal, G.V.R. (180131 W. Waterhouse, Act. C.P.O., Taganyika Nl. Expn.); 1914-15 St...
Sold for £33,000
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