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FRAMED ORIGINAL FLOORPLAN OF THE ALLIED / GERMAN NAVAL ARMISTICE CONFERENCE 1918

Plan of conference between Allied German Naval Armistice Commission and German Naval Armistice Commission on board HMS Hercules at Wilhelmshaven on 5th December 1918.

Seating plan with named participants.

Condition: Good Condition, in old glazed wooden frame (approx. 9" x 12").

This lot will be well padded & securely packed for posting - or you can get a postage refund by arranging collection at Britannia Medal Fair this Sunday 18th November.

Code: 52534Price:


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UNIQUE MEMORIAL PLAQUE to 2.LIEUT D.H.WELLS 5th YORK.& LANC. REGT (MC; KIA 1917)

DOUGLAS HENRY WELLS

Son of Mr and Mrs G.H.Wells of Eckington, Derbyshire.
Educated at Chesterfield Grammar School.
Douglas worked as a pre-war Surveyor in Canada

When war was declared he enlisted at Valcartier Camp 22/9/14.

To France 11/2/15 with the Canadian Expeditionary Force as Pte in 4th CAN.INF.
Severely Wounded F&F 1/5/15 during the 2nd Battle of Ypres.

Commissioned into 5th York and Lancaster Regiment 15/12/15.

Awarded the MC LG 26/4/17:
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a patrol. He carried out a difficult reconnaissance, and obtained most valuable information. Later, he rendered invaluable service when in command of a company.’

KIA F&F 3/5/17 aged 24 & is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.

He was an Old Cestrefeldian (Chesterfield Grammar School) and they record: "Second-Lieut. Douglas Henry Wells (1903), Yorks. and Lancashire Regt., who was killed in action in France in May last, was in the school but a short time, and with his brother, Lieut Norman L.Wells, was a boarder in the school house. On the removal of his family to Reading he left the school. We remember him as a delightful small boy of charming manner and happy disposition".

His Colonel writes of him that “he was leading his men in face of heavy fire when he was killed. He was one of the most gallant officers I ever met, particularly capable and efficient as a leader of men."

Another writes: “He was an excellent soldier, and his MC was only the beginning of what he would have done if he had been spared.”

With supporting research documentation.

His CEF Service Papers are available to download at: http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B10219-S049

In original waxed card plaque case.

Condition: NEF


Code: 52533Price: 275.00 GBP


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1914 TRIO to 2nd NORTHAMPTONSHIRE REGT (KIA 1915)

6637 PTE S.G.ULLMER 2/NORTH'N.R (on 1914 star)
6637 PTE S.G.ULLMER NORTH'N.R (on pair)

To France 6/11/14
KIA F&F 10/3/15 on First Day of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle & is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial.

With supporting research documentation.

Condition: Toned GVF/NEF

Code: 52532Price: 325.00 GBP


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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 Kapitänleutnant 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 Britannia Medal Fair this Sunday 18th November.

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 father’s 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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1914 TRIO with HONOURABLE DISCHARGE SCROLL, SILVER WAR BADGE & LOT OF EPHEMERA

9870 PTE E.ROBERTS 3/RIF.BRIG (on 1914 Star)
9870 PTE E.C.ROBERTS RIF.BRIG (on Pair)
49742 Pte Ernest C.Roberts,West Riding Regt (on Honourable Discharge Scroll)
450528 (on correctly numbered Silver War Badge)

Ernest Christopher Roberts, born Great Yarmouth 1884.
Attested 1903.

To France 10/9/14.
Suffered a gun-shot wound to his head & ear 7/5/15.
Then served in the Balkans from 25/11/15.
Discharged 23/5/16 after serving 1 year & 295 days as a mobilised reservist.

Re-enlisted into the West Riding Regt 4/7/16.
Returned to France 20/6/17 & was wounded twice more, firstly in the buttocks in April 1918 & then multiple gun-shot wounds 3/10/18.
Authorised to wear 2 Wound Stripes.
Discharged as being no longer physically fit 15/2/19
Awarded a disability pension of 8.5 pence per day for life from 19/2/23.

With several original documents:
> Old photograph (Roberts identified as centre, top)
> Parchment Character & Discharge Certificate (Army Form B.2077) dated 1905
> Parchment Reserve Certificate (Army Form D.426) dated 10/5/05
> Character Certificate (Army Form B.2067) dated 25/5/16
> Discharge Certificate (Army Form B.2079) dated 25/5/16
> Discharge Certificate (Army Form B.2079) dated 15/2/19
> Honourable Discharge Scroll (20" x 15") dated 15/2/19 & issued 26/3/20
> 2 Duplicate copies of Pensions Appeal Tribunal Assessment document (MPATS25; 5 pages each) dated 19/2/22

With supporting documentation.

Condition: Photo folded & edge torn; certificates & pension documents somewhat dog-eared & grubby; scroll folded with a 4" edge tear. SWB & Medals GVF/NEF


Code: 52527Price: 250.00 GBP


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1914 TRIO & PHOTO of BAND SJT MALLORY 2nd R.W.FUS (KIA 1915)

6648 BAND SJT E.MALLORY R.W.FUS (on 1914 Star)
6648 SJT E.MALLORY R.W.FUS (on pair)

Ernest Mallory, born Kennington, Surrey & lived in Hull.

To France 21/8/14 as Band Serjeant, 2nd Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
KIA F&F 15/3/15 & is buried in Bois-Grenier Communal Cemetery, France.

With original sepia portrait Studio Photo by 'Criouleans & Marsh' plus supporting documentation.

Condition: Studio card frame trimmed, but photo is untouched & in good condition. 1914 Trio on long, original silk ribbons, Toned NEF

Code: 52526Price:


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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 to 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 2.LIEUT J.A.B.JOLLEY, 5th LINCOLNSHIRE REGT - KIA 1915 at HOHENZOLLERN REDOUBT

JOHN ANDREW BANJAMIN JOLLEY

John Andrew Benjamin Jolley - known as Jack - was born at Anghnacloy, Co.Tyrone, Ireland 12/8/1895, the son of John Thomas Jolley (MA Cantab; Senior Mathematical Master, Heath Grammar School, Halifax) & Harriet Elizabeth Jolley (née Graham).

Educated at Miss Fairbanks’ School & at Perse Grammar School, Cambridge, where for many years he was a member of the Cadet Corps. Subsequently gained a Classical Exhibition at St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge when war broke out.

Volunteered for foreign service, joined the Public Schools Battn, Royal Fusiliers & trained at Epsom, where he held the post of Acting Sergt.Instructor.
Commissioned 2nd Lieut into the Lincolnshire Regt 17/10/14.

To France in August 1915, attached 5th Lincolns.
KIA F&F 13/10/15 during the storming of the Hohenzollern Redoubt & is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.

Also commemorated on the Guildford War Memorial and The Perse School War Memorial.

Note: Whilst CWGC & 'Officers Died' give 11/10/15 as his date of death, both the Regimental History & DeRuvigny’s Roll of Honour show him as KIA 13/10/15 when the 5th Lincs.R attacked Hohenzollern Redoubt.

His Officers Papers exist but we have not checked them: WO 339/25646

With supporting research documentation.

See his Portrait & good write-up at: http://millroadcemetery.org.uk/jolley-john-andrew-benjamin/

In original waxed card plaque case.

Condition: GVF/EF

Code: 52524Price: 225.00 GBP

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