The Langham Collection of Medals to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps

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Date of Auction: 17th September 1999

Sold for £820

Estimate: £600 - £700

Seven: Armourer Quarter Master Sergeant J. H. Bird, Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Ashanti 1900, clasp, Kumassi (908 2nd Cl. Armr.-Serjt., A.O.C.) high relief bust; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, S.A. 1901, S.A. 1902 (908 2nd Cl. Ar. Sjt., A.O.C.); 1914 Star (A-908 Ar. S.Sjt., A.O.C.); British War and Victory Medals (A-908 W.O.Cl.2, A.O.C.); India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 (A908 A.Q.M.S., 1 K.D. Gds.); Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (A-908 Ar. Q.M. Sjt., R.A.O.C.) together with original commission document as A.Q.M.S., Discharge and Character Certificates, two identity discs (1st D.G.), and a large group photograph, contact marks to the earlier medals, otherwise very fine or better and a rare group (7) £600-700


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John Henry Bird was born in 1879 and enlisted at Birmingham on 27 November 1899. He was discharged on 26 November 1922, his Discharge Certificate confirming all medals and clasps with the exception of the two date clasps on his Q.S.A.