Awards to the Medical Services from the Collection of the late Tony Sabell
Date of Auction: 19th June 2013
Sold for £1,200
Estimate: £540 - £580
Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (9611 Pte., R.A.M.C.); China 19001 clasp, Relief of Pekin (9611 orpl., R.A.M.C.); 1914-15 Star (Q.M. & Lieut., R.A.M.C.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (Q.M. & Capt.); Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Khartoum (9611 Pte., R.A.M.C.) first two with edge bruising and contact marks, nearly very fine and better (6)
FootnoteM.I.D. London Gazette 24 December 1917 (Haig).
Thomas Newling was born in Cripplegate, Middlesex. With the R.A.M.C. he saw service in the Sudan and in China and having attained the rank of Staff Sergeant in April 1912, he was discharged in March 1913 having completed his second period of service. With the onset of war, Newling, then employed as an Inspector with the N.S.P.C.C., re-attested at Cardiff on 1 October 1914. He was promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant in the R.A.M.C. in January 1915 and Sergeant-Major in February 1915. He was discharged to a commission on 26 May 1915. He first entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 26 July 1915.
With copied research.