Long Service Medals from the Collection formed by John Tamplin

Date of Auction: 26th March 2009

Sold for £390

Estimate: £220 - £260

Seven: Warrant Officer Class 2 H. A. Hunt, Royal Artillery, late Dorsetshire Regiment

1939-45 Star; Defence and War Medals, unnamed; Coronation 197, unnamed; Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 1st issue, Regular Army (5720791 W.O. Cl. 3, Dorset. R.); Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.VI.R., 3rd issue, ‘Fid. Def.’ (5720791 W.O. Cl. 2, Dorset); Efficiency Medal, E.II.R., 2nd issue, Territorial (11009121 W.O. Cl. 2, R.A.) mounted court style for wear, good very fine (7) £220-260


H. A. Hunt joined the Regular Army in about 1922. With the 1st Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment, he was promoted to Colour Sergeant in February 1938. Later the same year he was transferred to the 2nd Battalion and as C.Q.M.S. served with them in the B.E.F. in France. He was awarded the Army L.S. & G.C. (Regular Army), this notified in Army Order 193 of October 1940. Postwar he was awarded the Army M.S.M. After completing his service with the Regular Army, Hunt then joined the Territorial Army. For his continued service, he was awarded the Efficiency Medal, this notified in List 33 of 1957. Sold with some copied research.