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GvR MILITARY CROSS, 1914/15 TRIO, DEFENCE MEDAL & WAR MEDAL to LIEUT 20th LONDON REGT

1004 PTE W.S.ARNSBY 3rd CO.OF LOND.Y (on star)
LIEUT W.S.ARNSBY (on pair)

Walter Stanley Arnsby, born 1896.
Lived 95 Shrewsbury Road, New Southgate, London N.

To Egypt 28/4/15 with 3rd COUNTY OF LONDON YEOMANRY ('SHARPSHOOTERS') & then served at Gallipoli 1915 until invalided due to dysentery.

Commissioned into 20th LONDON REGT ('BLACKHEATH & WOOLWICH BATTN') 18/12/16.

Awarded MC LG 16/9/18: ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the enemy had penetrated portions of the line, he manned the front and rear of his trenches, preventing the enemy from bombing along them. Later, he covered the withdrawal of his battalion. Subsequently he maintained his flank intact and kept his line complete in a very difficult situation.’

In WW2 he received a Regular Army Emergency Commission as LIEUT in ROYAL HAMPSHIRE REGT 1/7/40. Promoted CAPT 12/4/49 & relinquished commission 1/11/51.

With supporting documents including MIC, Medal Roll, MC Citation, 12pp Service Papers (Ref: WO 374/2347) & WW2 LG Promotions.

Condition: Military Cross unnamed as issued. Minor official correction to 2 initials on star, as recorded on MIC. All medals mounted for wear on original bar; MC & star ribbons frayed. GVF

Code: 52139Price: 1795.00 GBP


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1914 TRIO to a HOWE BTN RND OFFICER & later OBSERVER RFC

SUB.LIEUT B.J.A.CLAUDET RNVR HOWE BTN RND (on 1914 Star)
LIEUT B.J.A.CLAUDET RFC (on pair)

Bertram John Antoine Claudet, born 28/6/93.
Educated at Imperial College of Science & Technology 1911.
Elected a member of the Royal Aero Club of the U.K. in January 1914.

'Jack' Claudet was commissioned Sub.Lt. RNVR 9/8/14.
Landed at Dunkirk, France in early October 1914 with Howe Bn, Royal Naval Division & took part in the Siege of Antwerp.

Returned to the UK. Subsequently served in Gallipoli with Howe Bn, R.N.Div. from May 1915. Promoted Temp.Lieut 12/5/15 & appeared on a Casualty List 13/6/15.

Joined the RFC in France 26/10/16 as an Observer with No 3 Squadron and was involved in reconnaissance & artillery spotting.

On 27/12/16 he was flying as Observer with Lt K.A.Creery in a Morane LA (a high-wing monoplane, Serial A119) of No 3 Sqn RFC on an artillery observation mission, when they were engaged in aerial combat with 4 enemy aeroplanes over Guedecourt; their Morane was shot-up & forced to land, but neither Creery nor Claudet were injured.

Transferred to Unemployed List at Wimbledon Dispersal Centre 10/1/19.

Married 1920 & in 1939 he was living at 59 Longdean Ave, Hove, Sussex. Died in Hove 1952.

With 1pp RNVR Service Record, 4pp RND Service Records & 4pp RFC/RAF Service Records, plus supporting documentation.

Note 1: His Army Officers Papers also exist at TNA, Ref: WO 339/99811 but we have not checked them.

Note 2: Remarkably Claudet is positively identified & named in 2 of a series of photographs taken during the 1914 Antwerp expedition.
See: www.jackclegg.com/Norman002.htm
Also see: www.jackclegg.com/Norman003.htm

Condition: NEF

Code: 52134Price: 850.00 GBP


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1914 TRIO to 2nd BORDER REGT (DOW YPRES 24/10/14)

8799 PTE N.DANCE 2/BORD.R (on 1914 Star)
8799 PTE N.DANCE BORD.R (on pair)

Born Enfield, Middlesex.

To France 5/10/14. Less than 3 weeks later he DOW F&F 24/10/14 during the First Battle of Ypres & is buried in Ypres Town Cemetery, Belgium.

With supporting documentation.

Condition: Toned NEF

Code: 52133Price: 325.00 GBP


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UNOFFICIAL 'CHRISTMAS 1918' SPORTS MEDALLION

Ottoman Turkish silver 20 Kurush coin (35mm diameter) with suspension ring.

Obverse: Large tughra (Sultan’s calligraphic monogram) encircled by crescents & stars.

Reverse: Erased & privately engraved: ‘LLAQLAQ.IS SPORTS – CHIRSTMAS 1918 – TUG OF WAR’ (as spelt).

Presumably made in a Middle Eastern bazaar at the end of WW1.

Condition: GVF

Code: 52121Price: 20.00 GBP


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EviiR TERRITORIAL FORCE EFFICIENCY MEDAL to 6th 'PERTHSHIRE' BATTN, ROYAL HIGHLANDERS (BLACK WATCH)

722 L.CPL W.J.REID 6/RL.HDRS

This TFEM was announced in Army Orders of July1909, one of only 28 awarded to this unit.

With supporting documentation.

Condition: Mounted as worn on old silk ribbon. Minor edge knocks, VF

Code: 52119Price: 175.00 GBP


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CASED R.A.O.B. 'TRAFALGAR LODGE' JEWEL

Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes Hallmarked Silver Gilt & Enamel Jewel in 'Cashmore & Co' presentation case.

Obverse: 'Justice Truth Philanthropy' Medal with 'RAOB-GLE' embroidered ribbon on 'PRIMO' & 'Trafalgar Lodge' hallmarked suspenders.

Reverse: Hallmark & engraved 'Presented to Bro.H.C.RUSHMAN - Installed to Second Degree by the Trafalgar Lodge No. 6117 - Aug 14, 1929'

I have not identified this Lodge, but it may be in Buffaloes' Jersey Province.

Condition: GVF

Code: 52116Price: 24.00 GBP


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TIBET MEDAL Bar 'GYANSTE' & EviiR ARMY LS&GC MEDAL to 1st ROYAL FUSILIERS

4473 L.CPL F.SHEPARD 1st Bn. RYL.FUSLRS. (on Tibet Medal)
4473 L.SJT F.SHEPARD R.FUS (on LS&GC)

Born Borough, London circa 1873.
Attested 8/11/92. Served on the Tibet Expedition escort & took part in Operations around Gyanste 1904.
Appointed Acting Schoolmaster Sergeant 21/6/09 & promoted L.SGT 1/6/11.
Awarded the LS&GC Medal in Army Order 92 of 1911.
Discharged 7/11/13.

With 9pp Soldiers Papers.

Condition: Lightly contacted GVF

Code: 52115Price: 1395.00 GBP


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1914 TRIO to the 2nd DRAGOON GUARDS (QUEEN'S BAYS)

GS-5125 PTE W.SLEVIN 2/D.GDS

To France 8/11/14 with 2nd DRAGOON GUARDS (QUEEN'S BAYS)
Discharged 6/12/17 & entitled to a Silver War Badge.
His medals were sent to 1 Priory Road, Kimmage, Co.Dublin.

With supporting documentation.

Condition: Small edge knock on BWM, GVF

Code: 52114Price: 275.00 GBP


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ROYAL FUSILIERS CAP BADGE - BOER WAR PERIOD

Late Victorian period Royal Fusiliers Cap Badge, complete with 2 lugs on reverse.

41mm x 30mm

Condition: Good Condition

Code: 52107Price: 22.00 GBP


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WW2 SILVER 'TA' TERRITORIAL ARMY LAPEL BADGE

Sterling Silver. Reverse officially numbered '156357'

Note: Designed by the Royal Mint & approved by King George VI in March 1938. Silver was chosen as a link to the silver badges & trimmings traditionally worn by the Volunteers. All badges were officially numbered, with numbers 1 and 2 being presented to the King & Queen, as Honorary Colonels of TA regiments. Issued to all Territorial Army Officers and O/Rs upon enlistment, but this ceased in 1939 when the TA was absorbed into the army. All pre-war examples have a lapel fixing & its issue was revived in 1947, when a pin-back fixing was also introduced.

See: http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24461

Condition: Good Condition

Code: 52105Price: 10.00 GBP

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