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Auction 164
World War I (12) World War I Medals (5) awarded respectively to 7403 Pte.J.Watkins 2nd South Lancashire Regiment VF. Killed in action France 24/10/1914. He is buried at Le Touret Memorial. Panel 23., to 7759 Pte.G.M.Fairfax 1st East Yorkshire Regiment, GVF. Killed in action France 24/3/1915, He is buried at Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension II. E.22, to 4986 Sergt. C.Atkinson 2nd York and Lancaster Regiment. He was killed in action in France 21/3/1918. He is buried at Arras Memorial Bay 8., to 1928 Dvr. Piran Ditta R.A. GVF. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 1-31 Oct. 1916, to Pte. N.CF.Fredericks. 1st Cape Corps. NVF. Pte. Fredericks was washed overboard off H.M.S.Tuna in the Indian Ocean 11/7/1917. 1914-1915 Stars (3) awarded respectively to 4030 Pte.W.Murray 11th Lancashire Fusiliers. EF. Killed in action in France 25/9/1917, he is buried at Arras Memorial Bay 5., to Pte. A.P.Stock Machine Gun Detachment. NEF. Pte. Stock was discharged unfit ex- East Africa 30/10/1917, he died 19/11/1925, to Sgt.F.V.Harris 11th Mounted Rifles (Patchefstroom Ruiters, a part of South Africa's Active Citizen Force.) EF. Sgt. Harris was awarded this for service in German S.W.Africa. Wounded East Africa April 1916 and died of malaria 29/1/1917 as Sergt.Major. World War I pair awarded to 2550 Rfmn.Nawab Din 1at.125th Rifles (Napier's Rifles) 1914-15 Star and World War I Victory medal. VF to GVF. Rfmn. Din was killed in action in Givenchy, France 20/12/1914, He is buried at Meerut Military Cemetery, St. Martin-les-Boulognei. A. 18. The heavy casualties suffered in the Battle of Givenchy caused a temporary ceasefire which led to the Christmas truce of 1914. World War I Victory Medals to two brothers (2) the first awarded to 10990 Pte.H.Cuthbertson 2nd. Scots Guards, GEF. Pte Cuthbertson died of wounds Neuve Chapelle, March 1915, the second awarded to 243077 Gnr.A.L.Cuthbertson, D.Battery 44 Brigade (Howitzers) R.F.A, (listed as Signaller on the CWGC website) GEF. Killed in action in Belgium 2/11/1918, and is buried at Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension V. K.10 along with a further group of World War I (13) 1914-1915 Stars (5) 14614 Pte.F.Hardy 7th Somerset Light Infantry, About EF, Pte.Hardy was killed in action in France 3/9/1916 and is buried at Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont XIV. I.4,2317 Pte.E.G.Burling (Lance Corporal on CWGC website) 2nd Northumberland Fusiliers. EF lacquered. He died of wounds in France 11/3/1915 and is buried at Wimereux Communal Cemetery I. D.21A, the second awarded to 1605 Pte. W.Armstrong, Durham Light Infantry. EF. Killed in action in Belgium 2/3/1916, he is buried at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) II B.24.273229 Pte.E.Grant 2nd Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. NEF. He was present at the Battle of Tanga, German East Africa 4/11/1914, 8725 Pte.J.Friend 4th Royal Fusiliers, NEF, Pte. Friend was killed in action in France 3/12/1916 and is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery XX. D.14A, the 4th Battalion served on the Western Front at Mons and Le Cateau, World War I Victory Medals (2) 15463 Pte. H.Wilson 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps (L/Cpl on CWGC website), a P.C. in the Hong Kong Police until 1915, he was killed in action at Dellvile Wood 27/7/1916, and is buried at Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 13A and 13B, 203155 Pte.J.Millership, South Staffordshire Regiment EF, Pte. Millership was wounded 31/7/1917, then killed in action with 1st and 2nd Monmouthshire Regiment 20/1/1918. He is buried at Oxford Road Cemetery V.K.15, World War I Medals (6) 9665 Pte.C.H.Butler 1st Berkshire Regiment. NEF. He was killed in action in France 16/5/1915 and is buried at Rue-des-Berceaux Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue II.F.4, (also entitled to the 1914 Star and bar). The second awarded to 28713 Pte.W.H.Cardew 2nd Light Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. NEF. Pte.Cardew was killed in action in France 5/12/1917 and is buried at Cambrai Memorial Louverval, Panel 7. The third awarded to 29947 Pte.E.G.Beer, 5th Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, NEF. Pte.Beer died of wounds in France 20/4/1918 and is buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez VIII.H.12, 31633 Pte. F.Worthington, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. GVF. Died of wound in France 5/5/1918. He is buried at Arneke British Cemetery II. C.9. ,41468 Gnr.A Sale R.A. Z battery 5th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery, NEF, Gnr.Sale was killed in action in France 24/4/1917 and is buried at Bois-Carre British £480

Auction 164
World War I (4) 1914 Star with 'Mons' bar, awarded to 9268 Sergt. J.W.Jones 2nd King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, NEF. Sergt. Jones saw action at Le Cateau, and was one of many taken Prisoner of War at Le Cateau. The rear-guard action at the scene enabled the BEF to retreat from the German Army. 1914-1915 Stars (3) 10770 Pte.C.West 1st Essex Regiment. NEF. Killed in action Cape Helles, Gallipoli 6/8/1915. On August 6 1915 the 1st Essex and 88th Brigade were ordered 'Over The Top' at Cape Helles, sustaining heavy casualties including Pte.West. He is buried at Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery Sp.Mem.C.394, 17207 Pte.F Robbins 20th Manchester Regiment. NEF. Wounded on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1/7/1916, died of wounds in France 3/7/1916 buried Daours Communal Cemetery Extension II.B.6, 5952 Gunner F.Coker, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. About EF. enlisted 23/9/1914 Valcatier, Canada as part of Canada's Expeditionary Force. The Force, including Gunner Coker, fought in the second Battle of Ypres, Battle of the Somme 1916, buried Pas de Calais, Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension II.A.17 £140

Auction 163
Medals World War I group of four to Norman Vivian Saville, 16th Divisional Signals Company R.E.1914-1915 Star, Medal, War Medal and Medal, also Medal, and Medal, and silver rosettes, EF to UNC. Also comes with a host of documents and Letter from King . Norman Saville was involved with the same unit throughout the moving all over the Somme and Ypres area and he would have been involved in s of Guillemont, Ginchy, Messines, Plickem, Langemarck, St. Quentin, Rosiers and the Pursuit to Mons. During these actions he was awarded the Military Medal which was mentioned in the Gazette on 9/12/1916, he received a bar to that medal 29/8/1918. In World War II he joined the 66th battalion of the West Riding Home Guard In the London Gazette of 15/12/1944 he was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in recognition of meritorous to the Home Guard

Auction 163
Medals a group of five , War Medal, Africa Star, 1939-45 Star, Star, and Africa Medal awarded to 8068 Bombr.J.H.Duncan, n Artillery, EF. Bombr. Duncan enlisted 10/10/1940, was sent to with Pretoria in April 1943, to 22nd Field Regiment, May 1943, to Italy in May 1944, and hospitalised, cause unknown, May 1944, and evacuated to South Africa . He was discharged on 2/1/1947., along with World War I to Welsh Regiments (4) 1914-15 Star awarded to 19532 Pte.W.Roberts 1st Welsh Fusiliers. EF. Pte.Roberts was killed in action in 3/9/1916 and is buried at Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 4A, World War I Medals (3) the first awarded to 11085 Pte.G.Jones, South Borderers, NEF. Pte.Jones died of wounds in Alexandria, Egypt, 5/7/1915 after evacuation from Gallopoli, and is buried at Alexandria (Chatby) and War Memorial Cemetary L.10. the second awarded to 8717 Pte.D.J.Evans, 2nd Welsh Regiment NEF, Pte.Evans was killed in action 4/5/1915 and is buried at Le Toueret Memorial Panels 23 and 24. the third to 9348 Pte.C.Lewis 1st Royal Welsh Fusiliers.GVF. He died of heart failure in , France on 9/12/1914, and is buried at Ploegdteert Memorial Panel 5. (All were entitled to the and Mons clasp)

Auction 162
Medals awarded to 6588 Pte.W.McDermott 2nd Connaught Rangers. with copy 'Mons' clasp. NEF. Pte. McDermott was killed in action on 14/9/1914, probably at the of Aisne where the battalion sustained heavy losses. The battalion was disbanded a short time later after suffering unsustainable losses.

Auction 162
Medals with 'Mons' bar, awarded to 7926 Pte.T.Lewis 2nd.Welsh . NEF. Pte.Lewis died of wounds in 23/10/1914

Auction 152
Medals 1914 Group to Pte.. R.P.Benning A.S.C., with Aug-Nov 1914 bar (MS-4129 Pte. A.S.C.) & Medals (MS-4129 Pte. A.S.C.). EF (4). Together with other s & medals.

Auction 150
World War I 1914-1915 Star Trio awarded to 2191 Pte. C.E.Simmons Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry About EF, World War I 1914-1915 Star Trio awarded to 1425 Pte. A.J.Ginn Lancashire Fusiliers EF, along with sport prize medals (3) in silver two for table tennis, one for the High Wycombe Cricket league, boxed, in mixed grades £140

Auction 149
Medals 1914 trio to L-7557 Pte A.H.Auckland, R.Suss. R., with Christmas tin 1914, Regt cap , discharge and other papers. Enlisted at on 5th 1914. Medals mounted as worn. GVF.

Auction 140
Medals 1914 group of four to 7666 Pte. H. Martin, 2/ & Lancs Regt, with Mons clasp, & Medals, Medal GVI issue to Henry Charles Martin with certificate of award dated 1948 upon retirement from the Post Office.

Auction 139
Medals A Medal in a group of four to Pte. Huggett, Light Infantry, Military Medal GVR issue (8001 Pte G E Huggett 2/Yorks L.I.), with MONS bar, & Medals, all officially named as issued. British War & Victory Medals (107041 2 Cpl. A W.Higgett R.E.). Together with a and War Medal pair in card box addressed to W.C. Esq.
£700 London Coins : A139 : Lot 1466 : A First World War Military Medal in a Mons Star group of four to Pte. Huggett, Yorkshire Light I...

Auction 136
Medals A 1914 Casualty group of three to Bmbr G.A.Webster R.A.. with Aug-Nov 1914 bar, & Medals (66637 Bmbr G.A.Webster R.A.). Together with Christmas tin and silver fob named to G. Webster. EF. With transmit letter for the Victory Medal and letter from Swanscombe h Council.

Auction 131
Medals A DCM & MM group to Sjt. H. Temple . Medal G.V.R. (13666 2 Cpl. 1/ Sig. Co. R.E.), Medal G.V.R (13666 2 Cpl. 1/ D.S.Co. R.E.), 1914 (13666 Sapr R.E.), & Medals with M.I.D. oakleaf 13666 A.Sjt. R.E. Medal, Medal GVIR ( Temple DCM MM). Mounted as worn, First two slightly polished otherwise GVF. The Imperial Service Medal was awarded to Mr Harold Temple DCM MM in recognition of nearly half a century of outstanding service to the Crown. Enlisted in R.E. in 1904, and served in , until early 1914, when he joined the Post Office Telegraph Service at New Cross. He went to and when the war started won the DCM & MM, and was Mentioned in Despatches for Conspicuous during operations - for repairing telephone lines under heavy gunfire, for carrying a wounded colleague to a dressing room under heavy fire and returning to duty. He was wounded twice and after six months at hospital was sent to Signal School at Farnham where he stayed till he was demobilised in 1919. He returned to the Post Office and was promoted to Inspector in 1941. He served as a Captain in the Home Guard in the .
£1,500 London Coins : A131 : Lot 396 : A Great War DCM & MM group to Sjt. H. Temple Royal Engineers. Distinguished Conduct Medal G.V.R....

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