Long Service Medals from the Collection formed by John Tamplin

Date of Auction: 26th March 2009

Sold for £440

Estimate: £260 - £300

Ten: Sergeant S. F. Watkins, Grenadier Guards, late Royal Artillery

British War Medal 1914-20 (27200 Gnr., R.A.); 1939-45 Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals, unnamed; Jubilee 1935, unnamed; Coronation 1937, unnamed; Army L.S.& G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (1403338 Gnr., R.A.); Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 1st issue, Regular Army (1403338 Sjt., G. Gds.) official correction to service number; Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.VI.R., 3rd issue, ‘Fid. Def.’ (1403338 Sjt., Gren. Gds) mounted as worn, fine and better (10) £260-300


Sidney Frederick Watkins served in the Great War as a Gunner in the Royal Artillery. Based at the ‘D. E. Establishment, Gibraltar’, he was entitled to the British War Medal only. In Army Order 136 of May 1926 he was awarded the Army L.S. & G.C. with Gratuity. As a Serjeant in the Grenadier Guards, Watkins was awarded the Army L.S. & G.C. (Regular Army) without Gratuity, notified in Army Order 148 of August 1945. In 1952 Serjeant Watkins was awarded the Army M.S.M. Sold with some copied research.