Long Service Medals from the Collection formed by John Tamplin

Date of Auction: 25th September 2008

Sold for £780

Estimate: £300 - £350

A Naval B.E.M. group of seven awarded to Chief Petty Officer Earle Squire, Royal Navy

British Empire Medal, (Military) E.II.R. (C.P.O. Earle Squire, P/J. 108759); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; War Medal; Naval General Service 1915-62, 1 clasp, S.E. Asia 1945-46 (P/JX.108759 E. Squire, C.P.O. R.N.); Coronation 1953; Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 1st issue, with Second Award Bar (J.108759 E. Squire, P.O. H.M.S. Tynedale) mounted as worn, good very fine (7) £300-350


B.E.M. London Gazette 1 January 1954.

Earle Squire was born at Long Ashton, Somerset, on 10 February 1908. He joined as a Boy 2nd Class on 30 October 1923, and enlisted for 12 years on his 18th birthday. He received his L.S. & G.C. medal on 17 February 1941, and a Bar to that medal on 25 July 1960. At the time of receiving his B.E.M. he was a Chief Petty Officer in H.M.S.
Vanguard. Sold with research.