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NEW >> RAF 1918-2018 CENTENARY ~ MEDAL LIST No.2

We have just issued our second RAF Centenary Medal List, offering a new & interesting selection of RAF, RFC & RNAS medals/groups that are not currently on our website.

If you have not subscribed to our updates already and would like to received your own copy of 'RAF MEDAL LIST No.2' then please contact us < info@greatwarmedals.co.uk > and we will send you a free copy by email.

Best wishes,

Steve & Maggie

Code: 52535Price: On Request


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1914 TRIO with ORIGINAL 'AUG-NOV 1914' CLASP & MID OAKLEAF (etc) to the RAMC

2276 PTE D.TORRANCE RAMC (on 1914 Star)
2276 A.SJT D.TORRANCE RAMC (on pair)

Donald Torrance.

To France 15/8/14 with 7th General Hospital.
MID LG 25/5/18 by Field Marshall Haig.

With 2 original OHMS Registered envelopes, one addressed to recipient at Somercotes, Alfreton, Derby (franked 13/5/22) the other to High St, S.Normanton, Derbyshire (franked 19/7/30).

Also with original sepia RAMC Group Photo ('No.194') in which Sjt Torrance is identified by an "X".

Condition: "A.SJT" on pair partially erased and changed to "S.SJT". Mounted as worn, with original 'Aug-Nov 1914' Clasp & 2 Rosettes, on long, original silk ribbons, GVF

Code: 52531Price: 240.00 GBP


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1914/15 STAR & NAVAL MEMORIAL SCROLL to HMS PATHFINDER - First Ship torpedoed in 1914

14500 C.D.STONE O.SIG RN (on star)
ORD.SIG. Cecil Douglas STONE, HMS PATHFINDER (on Scroll)

Born St.Martin-in-the-Fields, London 1896.
Joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 16/10/11.

KIA NORTH SEA 5/9/14 when HMS Pathfinder became the first ship ever to be sunk by a locomotive torpedo fired by submarine - the German U-21 commanded by Kapitšnleutnant Otto Hersing.

See: https://www.historyscotland.com/articles/features/the-tragedy-of-world-war-one-cruiser-hms-pathfinder

With supporting documentation.

Condition: Scroll in Good Condition, in old glazed wooden frame (approx.11" x 15").
Star on long, original silk ribbon; obverse somewhat discoloured, otherwise NEF

This lot will be well padded & securely packed for posting - or you can get a postage refund by arranging collection at a future Medal Fair.

Code: 52529Price: 225.00 GBP


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UNIQUE MEMORIAL PLAQUE to LIEUT E.SCHONFIELD, 19th LONDON REGT (KIA 1916)

EDWIN SCHONFIELD

Born circa 1890, the son of Aaron Schonfield of 10 Royal Crescent, Glasgow.
He was a member of the Jewish community and was educated at Hillhead High School before working in his fatherís Iron Merchants firm, Messrs A.Schonfield and Co.

Volunteered immediately after the outbreak of war.
Commissioned 2.Lieutenant 13/10/14 into 19th 'St.Pancras' Battalion, London Regt.

To France 30/4/15
KIA F&F 20/9/16 age 26 & buried in Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi.
His CWGC headstone bears the inscription: 'His mother's joy, his father's pride'.

With Times Obituary, a photocopy of his Portrait Image from the British Jewry Book of Honour (also also published in the Glasgow Evening Times 30/9/16 page 4) plus supporting research documentation.

See: www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk/archive/810/

In original waxed card plaque case.

Condition: NEF

Code: 52528Price: 250.00 GBP


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BWM & VICTORY MEDAL to 18th LONDON REGT ('LONDON IRISH RIFLES')

596035 PTE H.J.G.A.LUCY 18-LOND.R

Harry John George Arthur Lucy was born in West Ham in 11/6/99.

To France 5/4/18 as a boy of 18, sent out during the German Spring Offensive emergency.
Served with the 1/18th 'LONDON IRISH' until the Armistice on 11/11/18.

In 1939 he was a Postman working at the GPO Eastern Central Delivery Office & living at 103 Goldsmith Avenue, East Ham, Essex.

Died 1973 in the City of London.

With supporting documentation.

Condition: With old silk ribbons, NEF

Code: 52525Price: 65.00 GBP


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UNIQUE MEMORIAL PLAQUE to LIEUT A.W.HANFORD 15th CHESHIRE REGT (KIA 1918)

ALBERT WILLIAM HANFORD

Born circa 1887, the son of Joseph & Emma Hanford, of Loughborough, Leicestershire.
Graduate of Nottingham University who worked pre-war as a Schoolmaster.

Commissioned 2.Lieut from Nottingham University Officers' Training Corps
To France 2/4/17 & served with 15th Cheshire Regiment - 'Bigland's Birkenhead Bantams Battalion'.

KIA F&F 22/4/18 East of Martinsart: ĎA concerted attack on the enemy began on 22/4/18. The objective was reached but the attacking patrols under the command of Lieutenant Albert Hanford encountered strong opposition. Albert was severely wounded and died as he was being carried in by stretcher bearersí.

He was Buried in Varennes Military Cemetery & his CWGC Headstone is inscribed: 'For God, for King and home. Proudly remembered deeply mourned'

Commemorated on University College Nottingham OTC War Memorial, on Loughborough Carillon & on St. Peterís Church memorial, Loughborough.

See: www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/gallant-always-brave-cool-times-14608826

Note: The CWGC Website shows 18th Cheshire Regt, however both the original Graves Registration Unit entry & SDGW show him as belonging to 15th Cheshire Regt.

His Officers Papers exist at TNA, Ref: 339/37960 but we have not checked them.

With supporting research documentation.

In original waxed card plaque case.

Condition: Some small stain spots otherwise, GVF/EF

Code: 52522Price: 225.00 GBP


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1914 STAR & BRITISH WAR MEDAL to 2nd OBLI - KIA SOMME 30/7/16

7675 PTE R.COWARD 2/OXF:& BUCKS:L.I. (on 1914 Star)
7675 PTE R.COWARD OXF.& BUCKS.L.I. (on BWM)

Richard Coward, born Westminster & lived in Teddington, Middx.

To France 14/8/14 & is entitled to the 'Aug-Nov 1914' Clasp.

KIA F&F 30/7/16 & is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme.

With supporting documentation.

Condition: Toned GVF

Code: 52520Price: 165.00 GBP


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1914/15 STAR to 2nd LAN.FUS - KIA SOMME 1st July 1916

3465 PTE A.BROWN LAN.FUS

Born St.Helens, Lancashire.

To France 15/5/15 & served with 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers.
KIA F&F 1/7/16 in attack on the Quadrilateral on the First Day of the Somme & is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial.

With supporting documentation.

Condition: EF

Code: 52517Price: 200.00 GBP


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ORIGINAL SEPIA PHOTO of the R.E. BALLOON SECTION circa 1900

RE Officer with several NCOs & men of the Royal Engineers Balloon Section, all posing in front of a fully inflated observation balloon and basket, with a pile of sandbags in the foreground.

Only 2 soldiers are wearing medal ribbons so this may be a pre-Boer War image.

Approximately 5.5" x 8.75"

Condition: Minor tear to one corner, otherwise in good condition.

Code: 52514Price: 50.00 GBP


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GvR 1911 CORONATION MEDAL

Unnamed as issued.

Condition: NEF

Code: 52512Price: 60.00 GBP

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