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London Coins Auction 173
Grange Hotel Bracknell, Charles Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1ED
London Coins Auction 174
Grange Hotel Bracknell, Charles Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1ED
London Coins Auction 175
5th - 6th December 2021

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World War II : Medals

Date Sold Category Lot Description Sale Price

Auction 172
Medals World War I Christmas Tin 1914 containing group of three, 1914-15 Star, Medal and medal to Pte. E.Hawkes 2278 VF to EF with letter from Princess and program for ' and Smoking Concert' with many folds and tears along with British Legion badge, accompanied by Silver War , along with World War I British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1914-15 Star group of three to 15648 Pte. L. Connolly Fusiliers NEF with ribbons, the Victory medal with paper residue stuck to the ribbon, World War I Victory Medal to B.Z.7020 F.Kerman Sig. R.N.V.R. , War Medals (14) four with ribbons, the remaining 10 with clasps, World War II Medals (3) two with clasps, one with the clasp missing VF to EF, World War II and Star, World War II 1939-45 Stars (3), World War II Star, Long and Good Conduct medal second type to 791 Pte J.Blake 2nd Dgn Fine with some surface damage . World War II groups of four (3) the first - War Medal, Defence Medal, 1939-45 Star and France and Germany Star, the second - War Medal, Defence Medal, 1939-45 Star and Star, the third - War Medal, Defence Medal, 1939-454 Star and Burma Star VF to EF
£400

Auction 172
Medals OBE and group of six to 6208074 Sjt. E. Hawkes comprising 1939-45 Star, Star with 8th clasp, Star, medal, War Medal and Efficiency Medal Territorial (type Aa) mounted for wearing EF along with the accompanying respective miniatures VF to EF, with five additional ribbons, along with Athletics prize medals (2) Athletics Junior Championships 1935 County School in silver lustrous EF and Athletics 1934 Ashford County School in Bronze lustrous NEF/EF, and 6th Battalion Inter Platoon Long Carry Competition 1941 in bronze Good Fine
£220 London Coins : A172 : Lot 798 : OBE and World War II group of six to 6208074 Sjt. E. Hawkes comprising 1939-45 Star, Africa Star wit... London Coins : A172 : Lot 798 : OBE and World War II group of six to 6208074 Sjt. E. Hawkes comprising 1939-45 Star, Africa Star wit...

Auction 172
Medals Medal 1939-1945 A/UNC and lustrous with ribbon, with application for the Defence Medal to Mr. Ambrose Dismore of Fishponds, , Stamped by Bristol Constabulary 23 July 1946, along with Silver ARP and accompanying ARP whistle, and with additional paperwork detailing a Bristol Constabulary Request for Air Raid Wardens dated February 1938, Appointment Card for City & County of Bristol issued by Bristol Constabulary, a Duty Notice to the Warden for July 2nd and July 20th, a bomb identification sheet issued by the Ministry of Home Security and Shelter Song Sheet, an interesting World War II historical snapshot
£42 London Coins : A172 : Lot 792 : World War II Defence Medal 1939-1945 A/UNC and lustrous with ribbon, with application for the Defenc...

Auction 172
Medals (5) Order of the Crown, boxed, , and medal, Fighter of the War medals (2) VF to EF
£30 London Coins : A172 : Lot 794 : Belgium (5) Order of the Crown, boxed, Bravery Medal, and World War II Service medal, Fighter of the...

Auction 171
Medals Medals (7) Queen's Medal 3rd type with 6 clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Paadeberg, Driefontein, Johsburg, Diamond Hill and Witterbergen awarded to 3780 Pte. P.Maher, 10th Hussars VF with some edge nicks. King's South Africa Medal with 2 clasps, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 awarded to 2877 Pte. J.Bennett. VF with some surface marks. Long and Good Conduct Medal Type A, Bareheaded Bust in Field hal's uniform VF, Silver War World War I 33mm diameter with 1562 on the reverse, World War I Medal 1914-1918 in silver awarded to Arthur H. Fowler, NEF/GVF with some scratches on the edge. Medal EF with some hairlines, Civil Defence Long Service Medal with British Reverse, UNC boxed comes with Home Office Letter from January 1962
£320

Auction 171
Medals Medals (9) (7) Customs Border Protection 1936-1945, missing the suspension ring, Fine. 1914-1918 Honour Cross (2) NVF and VF, War Merit Medal 1939 VF. Mothers Cross imitation. , Iron Cross , along with from German Occupation 1945 GVF, St. of Medal silvered?
£85

Auction 170
Medals Medals a wide ranging group as follows:- World War I Medal 1914-1918 in bronze awarded to 6024 Pte. A. Liau S.A.N.L.G About EF and scarce. Africa Medal awarded to 116779 P.J.Van Der Merwe EF. World War II General Service Medal with 1945-48 bar, awarded to AS.24027Cpl. J.Ramalaica A.P.C. EF. King's Medal with 2 bars South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 Fine/Good Fine. World War I British War Medals 1914-1918 (2) in silver, the first awarded to M2-076301 Pte. R.C.W Day A.S.C. VF, the second awarded to Cpl. D.A.O.Devine 1st S.A.I VF. Medals (2) the first awarded to M2-076301 Pte. R.C.W Day A.S.C. NEF, the second awarded to 709 Pte. T McKriel 1-Cape C.L.R. VF. World War I 1914-15 Star awarded to Pte. A.A.Willmott 10th Infantry VF. World War II Star awarded to 544221 L.I. Van Hall VF. World War II 1939-45 Star and Africa Star both awarded to 94848 G.W.Williams GVF and NEF. World War II War medals 1939-1945 (2) the first awarded to 5506 E.E.Wasmuth, EF the second awarded to 251021 D.I.E Anderson, EF. World War II group of four, comprising 1939-1945 War Medal, Africa Service Medal, 1939-1945 Star and Italy Star awarded to N80414 S.Machidi GVF to NEF, World War I group of three awarded to Pte J.Oddie B-7852 Scottish Rifles comprising World War I War Medal 1914-18, World War I Victory Medal and 1914-1915 Star, the 1914-1915 Star named to L.Cpl J.Oddie VF to EF. World War II Medal EF, (total 22 medals in lot)
£420

Auction 169
Medals World War I 1914-1918 Medal and Medal pair to 49052 Pte. J.E.Morgan EF with ribbons and name tag with chain, trio Medal, War Medal and 1939-45 Star GEF with all ribbons and with accompanying letter showing recipient V.W Walton (Queen's Own West ) was killed in action
£75

Auction 168
Medals Medals (4) Campaign medals (2) Long and Good Conduct medal awarded to J.C.Tucker Mr. At Arms. HMS Jason. 20 Years GVF with suspension bar and ribbon. Medal GEF with suspension bar and ribbon, Medals (2) of 193725mm diameter in bronze A/UNC in the purple box of issue, Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894 39mm diameter brass uniface EF boxed
£140

Auction 167
Medals R.J.Mitchell - Designer of the Airct 1895-1937 of his Birth 1895-1995 Gold medal 38mm diameter struck in .916 gold and weighing 47.53 grammes, FDC in the box of issue with certificate and booklet, sadly R.J.Mitchell died at the young age of 42, meaning that, although he knew his Spitfire design was a success, he never saw the plane fly in . He was awarded the CBE in 1932 as a result of his Schneider Trophy Seaplane successes. He never received honour recognition for creating the Spitfire, as official posthumous honours can only be received for and not for outstanding lifetime achievement.
£1,500 London Coins : A167 : Lot 1780 : R.J.Mitchell - Designer of the Spitfire Aircraft 1895-1937 Centenary of his Birth 1895-1995 Gold med... London Coins : A167 : Lot 1780 : R.J.Mitchell - Designer of the Spitfire Aircraft 1895-1937 Centenary of his Birth 1895-1995 Gold med...

Auction 166
Medals (2) Medal - For Bravery in the Field, to 302597 Cpl. James 1/5th Battalion () London (London Rifle Brigade) EF and Medal to 4367 Cpl J.Houston EF, comes with internet research, showing 'Missing in action 28th March 1918'. The research shows the citation for James who was awarded the Military Medal on 16/8/1917 for Polygon Wood, after he took charge of his platoon after the platoon commander was killed. On 28th March the enemy attacked 'C' Company with an intense bombardment and the Battalion strength was reduced from 23 officers and 564 o/ranks, to 8 officers and 60 o/ranks. He is listed at the War Grave at Arras Memorial, . Also War Medal and medal pair EF in a box with label Capt. W.E.P Tuddenham, and an assortment of cap s, badges, a small hinged box containing two Edwardian stamps, a compass a sextant, a Military button and a worn n Halfpenny. Also First Day Covers (19) and a quantity of mainly used GB and World stamps Decimal and denominations
£340

Auction 166
Medals (3) awarded to Lewis G. Willmore RN, Sto 1 H.M.Y. & Albert, Medal and War Medal 1939-1945, also Long and Good Conduct Medal, along with copies of service record and copy of photo of the H.M.Y. Victoria & Albert, list of recipients of the George V Medal, George V Silver Jubilee Medal 1935 32mm diameter in silver, Reverse: GRI cypher with May 6 1910 in two lines to the left and May 6 1935 in two lines to the right, GEF and nicely toned, with mount and ribbon, 1937 32mm diameter in silver Reverse: Crowned GRI Crowned 12 May 1937 GEORGE VI QVEEN ELIZABETH A/UNC with mount and ribbon, along with other paperwork relating to Lewis Willmore's details of marriage from the Civil Registration Index and September 1922, and details of his in 1950
£110

Auction 166
Medals Group of Four awarded to 613391 Sgt. J.Bridgwater, Equipment Assistant, 1939-1945 Star, Star, Medal and War Medal 1939-1945, Fine, also Athletic and Cross Country Association Athletic Championships 1948 4 x 880 Yards Relay Winners Medal in bronze along with service records and copies, and Release book, RAF Annual Membership Card and Permanent Pass, Royal Legion Miniature badge 4.9 grammes of 9 carat gold, RAF Athletics Championships Programs from 1948, RAF miniature badge, Burma Star Association Miniature , a worn silver miniature badge inscribed on the back M.U.O.F. 5762 1935, and an RAF Cap Badge
£85

Auction 166
Medals World War I (2) Medal 1914-1918 and Medal and Medal to Walter Davis Worth Dvr.141214 Field Artillery VF to EF with ribbons, along with inscribed silver cap/tunic
£60

Auction 166
Medals group of Five awarded to B63958 Carl Joseph O'Brien, Queen's Own () Rifles, The 1939-1945 Star, The and Star, 1939-1945 Medal, Canadian Voluntary Medal 1939-1945 with overseas bar, and 1939-1945 medal, with General Pin, mounted as worn, GVF to EF. The Canada Queen's Own (Toronto) Rifles were involved in the D-Day Landings at Nan White Beach and sustained the most casualties of the Canadian Battalions
£55

Auction 165
Medals World War I Medal, Medal, to 52349 Sgt.E.J.Grant MGC (CAV) EF toned with ribbons, these medals awarded for actions on consecutive days, comes with framed photograph and copies of medical and records, and Military History sheet, along with of the Somme medal, UNC with ribbons
£550

Auction 165
Medals a group of five to n Infantryman WX901 Pte.E.Millet 1939-45 Medal, Medal, Australia Medal, 1939-45 Star and Star. NEF to EF. Pte. Millet was killed in action at the of (second day) 21/5/1941, Pte.Millet took part in Wavell's first desert campaign in December 1940/Feb 1941,and in the Battle of Bardia before helping to capture Tobruk. He is buried at Suda Bay War Cemetery 5.C.15., World War II, along with Infantry a casualty group of five, awarded to 9179 L/Cpl G.W.Wheeler comprising 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, 1939/1945 War Medal, New Zealand War Service Medal and New Zealand Memorial Cross, all privately engraved, EF. L/Cpl. Wheeler was killed in action by a stuka raid on the New Zealand Division 27/4/1941
£170

Auction 165
Medals World War I pair to Pte. A.J.H Phelps 46/47 2/4 Buffs, East , Star, Star, World War II War Medal and General Medal with 1945-1948 clasp, this to 1 489579 Spr.J.S.Phelps R.E, (Son of the aforementioned A.J.H. Phelps) Fire Services Association Long Service and Efficiency Medal GVF to UNC, and insignia s (5) including , along with Five Pound Crown 1990 90th Birthday UNC on the card of issue, Crowns (14) 1951, 1953, 1977 (5), 1980 (2), 1981 (5), Two Pounds 1986 Games (2) GEF to UNC, and Penny worn
£75

Auction 163
Medals group of four to Flight Sergeant Dennis Axtell RCAF 51 and 77 Squadron, comprising Distinguished Flying Medal, 1939-1945 Star, Air Crew Star and 1939-1945 Medal, EF to UNC, Dennis Axtell was killed in action on 26/3/1943 just three days after being put forward for the DFM, when his airct was shot down and he and five of his crew were killed. He is buried at the Maucourt National Cemetery. Comes with photocopies of documents relating to flights and also details of the crew on the final flight
£1,600 London Coins : A163 : Lot 142 : World War II group of four to Flight Sergeant Dennis Axtell RCAF 51 and 77 Squadron, comprising Dist... London Coins : A163 : Lot 142 : World War II group of four to Flight Sergeant Dennis Axtell RCAF 51 and 77 Squadron, comprising Dist...

Auction 163
Medals Pathfinders Distinguished Flying Cross Group of five to James Eli Foley comprising Distinguished Flying Cross, 1939-1945 Star, Air Crew ( and bar) Star with silver rosette, Medal, Medal, EF to UNC, along with Flying Log Book, Sight Log Book, Airman's Pay Book, Officer's Release Book DFC box of issue, and photocopied photos in uniform and other documents. A member of 608 Pathfinder Squadron, James Foley flew 57 Pathfinder Ops and 25 non-Pathfinder Ops. 22 of which were to , and during a raid on Duisburg his Mosquito was hit by flak, losing one engine and forced to land in Brussels
£1,400 London Coins : A163 : Lot 143 : World War II Pathfinders Distinguished Flying Cross Group of five to James Eli Foley comprising Dist... London Coins : A163 : Lot 143 : World War II Pathfinders Distinguished Flying Cross Group of five to James Eli Foley comprising Dist...

Auction 163
Medals World War I and a group of nine to Lieut. (E) Joseph William Brand R.N, HMS Gossamer 1914-1915 Star, World War I War Medal, World War I Medal, 1939-1945 Star, Star, 1939-1945 Medal, 1939-1945 World War II Medal, Long and Good Conduct Medal, and Distinguished Service Cross, (1942), EF in presentation box, comes with photograph and copies of papers detailing the HMS Gossamer and details of the career of Joseph William Brand. The HMS Gosamer was a minesweeper of the Halcyon class. At the evacuation from Gossamer made six trips to and from that port or the beaches and brought home 3200 men. In April 1942 the Gossamer left Murmansk with two other ships of her flotilla to assist the cruiser which had been torpedoed. Gossamer rescued 440 survivors. Gossamer red in North and on June 24 1942 was sunk by a direct bomb during an air attack.
£1,200 London Coins : A163 : Lot 131 : World War I and World War II a group of nine to Lieut. (E)  Joseph William Brand R.N, HMS Gossamer 1...

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
£600

Auction 163
Medals Garrison Artillery a pair awarded to 71882 Gnr.H.W.Burr 14th Company Western Division comprising Queen's Medal with Cape Colony bar, NEF and King's South Africa Medal with two bars South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902. NEF. He served in the UK 1889-1896 and in South Africa 1899-1902. He was then discharged in 1902.Irish Free State (GardaSiociochana) a 2-piece Belt Buckle, helmet and collar badge, the first two pre with t in Siotchana (the Gaelic spelling), Constabulary and Irish Ordnance Corp cap badges (4) and a Guinness penknife, in good overall condition
£140

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)
£125

Auction 163
Medals Captain Oliver Gordon MVO RN trio (as Lieutenant, Star to Sub-Lieutenant) and Member of the Order, (4) War Medal, Star, Star and 1939-45 star, in box of issue with original ribbons, also epaulettes, Captain Oliver Gordon was Captain of HMS , a heavy cruiser, during World War II during which she was sunk in the of the Sea March 1 1942. The lot includes the Book `Fight It Out` written by Captain Gordon in 1957 describing the epic encounter against overwhelming odds during the battle in 1942. He was taken along with the survivors by the ese after the ship was sunk in the battle. The lot also includes many Christmas Greetings received by Captain Gordon during his time as a POW. Between the two World Wars he served on the Yacht Victoria and Albert and the lot includes photographs of Captain Gordon, some with King George V and Queen Alexandra, also letters from Buckingham Palace one signed by King , a restricted letter from of , a letter from the War Museum, photographs of crew and ships, along with a copy of a newspaper cutting reporting Captain Gordon`s . Also included is the paperwork details and letters relating to the Companion of the Order of the , though this has been retained by Captain Gordon`s family
£100

Auction 163
Medals , awards (5), War Merit Cross 1939 with swords, Winter Campaign Medal 1941-42 (n Front), / Campaign Medal. Wound , bronze, Infantry Assault Badge, silver coloured metal (catch to pin fitting broken) GVF
£95

Auction 163
Medals A group of six with miniature, as worn Queens Medal with 5 bars Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902, South Africa 1901, to Pte.W.Herrington E. , trio with 5th Aug-22nd Nov clasp, named MI - 08027 Dvr.W. Herrington, the others to Sjt. W.Herrington, Medal , and Legion of Frontiersmen Medal for Meritorious in silver VF to GEF
£40

Auction 162
Medals , and Campaign group of four awarded to D/JX 815073 S.V.HILL A.B.R.N, The 1939-45 Star, The Star, World War II Medal and General Medal with MALAYA bar NEF to GEF
£100

Auction 161
Medals Operations against the Italians and the Germans 1940-1941 up to the of (134, with one extra ribbon), 32mm diameter in bronze, by E.Kelaides, VF to EF with the original ribbons, we note these being offered on internet retail websites at $60 each, Fire Cross 1914-1918 (35) UNC with ribbons, of modern appearance, Order Sign for Honour and Peace (20) UNC some with 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1949 buckles, or combinations EF to UNC some on cards, along with a box of ribbons, pins and buckles
£460

Auction 159
Medals (4) Medal 1939-1945, War Medal 1939-1945, The 1939-1945 Star, The Star GVF to GEF, along with , Order of s (2) 1968 one in silver , awarded to H.Hebden, Oldham and District Knight's chapter
£36

Auction 158
Medals n Post Medals (25) and s (12) in base metal, includes many s badges from 1980 , in mixed condition
£65

Auction 152
Medals Medals in a photo frame (10) 1939-1945 Star, The Star, The Air Crew Star, The Star, The Star, The Star, The Star, The and Star, GB War Medal and Medal in mixed grades
£130

Auction 152
Medals Medals and , s, ribbons etc. (23) a mixed group, includes a group of 4 medals to Mr.E.G.Newbury, in mixed grades
£95

Auction 152
Medals Father and Son group (6) World War I pair to Sapper F.G.Harrowell, and group of four , , 1939/45 Star and meal to Flying Officer W.F.Harrowell in Air ministry box NEF to EF
£70

Auction 150
Medals / Circular bronze medal with integral loop for ribbon suspension; Obverse Arco dei Fileni monument centrally, the Italian fasces to the left, the German swastika to the right, the knot of Savoy below, CAMPAGNA ITALO-TEDESCA IN AFRICA ITALIENISCH-DEUTSCHER FELDZUG IN AFRICA, laurel leaves at the top, oak leaves at the base; Reverse with two armoured soldiers forcing open the jaws of a crocodile representing the hold on the Suez Canal, signed ‘DE MARCHIS’ at the base, maker’s mark ‘LORIOLI MILANO’ to the left. The award was first created in ribbon form in 1942 for Italian and German troops in North but on 7 January 1943 a medal was proposed by General Magli on behalf of the Supreme Command in . The medal, though produced and distributed, was never officially recognised, VF with some residue
£20 London Coins : A150 : Lot 714 : Italy/Germany World War II Circular bronze medal with integral loop for ribbon suspension; Obverse A... London Coins : A150 : Lot 714 : Italy/Germany World War II Circular bronze medal with integral loop for ribbon suspension; Obverse A...

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