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An extremely rare Victorian M.S.M. pair awarded to Sergeant-Major J. Gillies, Royal Artillery, ‘almost certainly the last enlisted man to wear his Waterloo Medal in uniform’ at the time of his discharge, aged 67 years, in 1854
Waterloo 1815 (John Gillis, Bombardier, Royal Foot Artillery), with old replacement clip and ring suspension; Army Meritorious Service Medal, V.R. (Serjt. Major John Gillies, Royal Artillery), officially impressed na...
Sold for £4,600
A rare Victorian campaign service and M.S.M. group of five awarded to Sergeant A. McKerrow, 90th Regiment, who was wounded in the attack on the Great Redan in September 1855 and ‘hit by a Tulwar’ blow in the Indian Mutiny - ‘but the gentleman who gave it never gave another as I had the good luck to drop him with a shot through the chest’: and this just one of many fascinating observations to be found in McKerrow’s memoirs, published in...
Sold for £2,300
The rare and outstanding Gordon Relief Expedition D.C.M. group of seven awarded to Regimental Corporal-Major A. White, Royal Horse Guards, attached Heavy Camel Regiment, and afterwards a Yeoman of the Guard: decorated for his ‘perfect coolness under fire ... notably at Abu Klea when he rendered material assistance when the Arabs got into the square’, he received his decoration from the hands of the Queen at Windsor Castle in February 1886: hi...
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The rare and outstanding Second Afghan War D.C.M. group of nine awarded to Colour-Sergeant W. McDonald, 72nd Highlanders, afterwards Norfolk Regiment and a Yeoman of the Guard: decorated for his bravery in the actions at Bala-Hissar and Takht-i-Shah on 12 December 1879, he received his decoration from the hands of the Queen in a ceremony on the Isle of Wight, but was shortly afterwards severely wounded by a gunshot to his left arm at Tel-el-Kebir...
The remarkable Delhi Durbar 1911 R.V.M. group of 15 awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel P. H. Watson, Indian Army, late Bedfordshire Regiment, whose career of 40 or so years with the Colours encompassed active service in India, China, Tibet, Iraq and N.W. Persia, in addition to the Great War, when he was awarded an immediate M.S.M. for services in Mesopotamia
India General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (6039 Pt...
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An impressive inter-war M.B.E. group of twelve awarded to Commissary & Major E. W. Newman, Indian Army, late Dorset Regiment, who was awarded an immediate M.S.M. in 1917 and thrice mentioned in despatches during his long and distinguished career (1895-1944): one of the latter distinctions was for the South Persia operations 1918-19, ‘though he was suffering from an old wound obtained in France’
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empir...
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An exceptional and particularly early Great War M.C. group of nine awarded to Quarter-Master & Captain H. Dugdale, Royal Army Medical Corps, a veteran of the Suakin 1885 and Ashanti 1896 operations who was awarded the M.S.M. in 1936, aged 75 years
Military Cross, G.V.R.; Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 1 clasp, Suakin 1885 (3931 Sergt., M.S. Corps); Ashanti Star 1896; 1914 Star (Hon. Lieut. & Q.M., R.A.M.C.); British War and Victory...
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An exceptional Great War M.C., Boer War D.C.M. group of nine awarded to Warrant Officer Class 1 A. F. Watts, Royal Artillery, who was awarded the M.S.M. in 1953, aged 70 years
Military Cross, G.V.R..; Distinguished Conduct Medal, E.VII.R. (87933 Sjt. A. F. Watts, 68th(sic) Bty. R.F.A.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (87933 Sgt. A. F. Watts, 88th Bty. R.F.A.); King’s South Africa 1901-02...
An impressive and early Great War D.C.M. group of twelve awarded to Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel and Quarter-Master F. Snow, Manchester Regiment
Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (888 C.S. Mjr. F. Snow, 2/Manch. R.); 1914 Star, with copy clasp (888 Sjt., 2/Manch. R.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (888 W.O. Cl. 1, Manch. R.); General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Iraq (888 W.O. Cl. 1, Manch. R.); India General Service 1908-35, 1 c...
Sold for £3,200
A rare Second World War O.B.E. group of eight awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel H. E. Chater, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, who, having passed a bomb disposal course in London in early 1941, was attached to the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps, participated in the Walcheren landings in November 1944 and was awarded the Order of Orange Nassau: then in 1955 he added a “Canada M.S.M.” to his accolades - one of just 29 E.II.R. issues ever granted
Sold for £1,700
A rare Second World War prisoner of war’s M.M. group of seven awarded to Warrant Officer 1st Class R. “Ronnie the One” MacDonald, Australian Regular Army, late Cameron Highlanders: having been taken P.O.W. near Abbeville in June 1940, he proved uncompromising in his attitude to his captors and was regularly incarcerated in the “cooler” for persistent escape attempts - he displayed a similar attitude towards the recruits he had to train...
Sold for £3,600
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