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1914 STAR to a 'MUDDY H.A.C. PRIVATE’ Commissioned in the field into 3rd MIDDX.R. & KIA as 2nd LIEUT

1336 PTE W.F.PARRIS H.A.C.

Walter Frederick Parriss, born 1892 & lived at ‘Ardagh’, 247 Willesden Lane, London N.W.
Educated at Harrow School 1906-9.
Admitted to the Honourable Artillery Company in 1914.

To France 18/9/14 with 1st H.A.C. and served in the trenches as a Private for several months.
Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in February 1915 and posted to 3rd Middlesex Regiment.
KIA F&F 15/3/15 - ‘shot dead while gallantly holding an advanced trench’.
He is buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, south of Ypres, Belgium.

Note: Due to heavy casualties, by early 1915 there was a shortage of Regular infantry officers. The HAC Regimental History records that, at the request of Brigadier-General Ballard, Officer Commanding 7th Brigade, ’23 muddy privates went into the trenches as Platoon Commanders… they were paid as Privates in the H.A.C. until the end of March when they were finally gazetted, but by that time some of them were dead…’

His Commanding Officer, Lt.Col. Ernest William Rokeby Stephenson - also since killed - wrote of him: ‘He was so willing and ready to do anything, so brave and keen, that we shall miss him very much. Although he had been so short a time with us, he was very popular, a gallant boy with all the courage of his race.’

With photocopied portrait & biography from Harrow Memorials (Volume 1), plus details from The Bond of Sacrifice, the HAC Archives & other supporting documentation.

See also: www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205386809

Condition: NEF

Code: 52195Price: 275.00 GBP


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VICTORY MEDAL to 2nd SUFFOLK REGT (KIA 1917)

40920 PTE W.MUSTCHIN SUFF.R

Born Storrington, Sussex.

Served in France with 2nd SUFFOLK REGT.
KIA F&F 16/6/17 & is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France.

With supporting documentation.

Condition: NEF

Code: 52190Price: 34.00 GBP


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VICTORY MEDAL to 13th BLACK WATCH 'GALLANTRY MSM' WINNER

S-17951 CPL D.LANCAKE R.HIGHRS

From Ardwick.

Served in France with 13th (Scottish Horse Yeomanry) Battalion, Royal Highlanders & was promoted to Acting Serjeant.

Received the Meritorious Service Medal 'for Gallantry not in the face of the enemy' - a very scarce award, being one of only 435 Gallantry MSMs awarded in WW1.
MSM LG 20/10/19

With copy of his MSM Gallantry Card & London Gazette entry.

Condition: Few stain spots, mostly on rim & reverse,

Condition: GVF

Code: 52185Price: 75.00 GBP


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1914 STAR to 2nd ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGT

1847 L.CPL H.WILLIAMS R.WAR.R.

To France 4/10/14 with 2nd Battalion & was entitled to the 'Aug-Nov 1914' Clasp for his service under fire. Later promoted to T.SJT.

Note: Two subalterns also serving in 2nd R.Warwicks at this time were:
> Bernard Law Montgomery ('Monty' of El Alamein) who was wounded in October 1914.
> Bruce Bairnsfather (the WW1 cartoonist & creator of 'Old Bill') who watched the 'Warwicks v. Germans' 1914 Christmas Truce football match at St.Yvon, south of Ypres.

With supporting documentation.

Condition: EF

Code: 52178Price: 80.00 GBP


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1914/15 STAR to a 2nd R.SC.FUS (DOW SOMME 2/7/16)

19895 PTE R.WILKIE R.SC.FUS

Born St.Vigeans & lived at Broughty Ferry, Forfarshire.

To France 30/12/15 with 2nd ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS.

This battalion went over the top on 1/7/16 in 30th Division attack near Montauban & suffered 178 casualties.
DOW F&F 2/7/16 on 2nd Day of the Somme & is buried in plot 1.B.11 of Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe.

With supporting documentation.

Condition: Polished VF

Code: 52174Price: 125.00 GBP


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BRITISH WAR MEDAL to a 12th WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT CASUALTY

14217 PTE A.WALKER W.YORK.R.

Born Leeds.
To France 10/9/15 with 12th Battalion.
KIA F&F 27/9/15 at Loos & is commemorated on Loos Memorial.

With supporting documentation.

Condition: VF

Code: 52172Price: 55.00 GBP


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PENKETH BROTHERS - 2 OFFICERS' CASUALTY GROUPS

[1] BWM, VICTORY MEDAL & MEMORIAL PLAQUE

2.LIEUT A.T.PENKETH (on pair)
ALFRED THOMAS PENKETH (on plaque)

Alfred Penketh, born 1883, the older brother of Robert (see below).
Educated Litchfield Grammar School & joined the National Provincial Bank in 1900, later moving to the Bideford branch, Devon in 1909. A keen sportsman, he became Captain of Bideford Town Football Club for 2 seasons.

Commissioned 1/4/15 into 1st S.STAFFS.R.
To France sometime after 1/1/16.
KIA F&F 12/5/17 & is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France.

With 7pp Officers Papers & supporting documentation.

Condition: Pair in 2 named Boxes of Issue, each with mint length of original silk ribbon. Plaque in Waxed case of issue. EF/MINT


[2] 1914/15 TRIO & MEMORIAL PLAQUE

6-2283 CPL-A.SJT R.C.PENKETH NORTH'D FUS (on star)
CAPT R.C.PENKETH (on pair)
ROBERT CHARLES PENKETH (on plaque)

Born 1885. Following in the footsteps of his older brother, Alfred, he to was educated Litchfield Grammar School & then joined the National Provincial Bank in 1903.

To France 19/4/15 with 6th N.FUS
One week later on 26/4/15 he was wounded in action & returned to UK.
Commissioned back into 6th NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS on 3/9/15.
Wounded a second time F&F 3/10/16.
Wounded for a third time & DOW F&F 16/4/17 & is buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France.

With supporting documentation.

Condition: Trio in 3 named Boxes of Issue, each with mint length of original silk ribbon. Plaque in Waxed case of issue. EF/MINT




Code: 52167Price: 1395.00 GBP


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1914 TRIO & MEMORIAL PLAQUE to the ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS

20398 PTE J.O.OAKLEY RAMC (on 1914 star)
1257 PTE J.O.OAKLEY RAMC (on pair)
JOHN OBIDIAH OAKLEY (on plaque)

Born in Higham, Norfolk, the son of J.S.Oakley of 20 Napier Street, Norwich.

To France on 24/8/14 with the 11th Field Ambulance RAMC.
DOW F&F 4/10/17 aged 22 years whilst serving with 12th Field Ambulance & is buried in Canada Farm Cemetery, Elverdinghe, Belgium.

With supporting documentation, several modern photographs of his CWGC Headstone & Cemetery, plus other photos of Higham Church & the local War Memorial.

Condition: Toned GVF

Code: 52165Price: 335.00 GBP


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EviiR TERRITORIAL FORCE EFFICIENCY MEDAL & 2nd AWARD CLASP to 4th ESSEX REGIMENT

191 CPL A.C.MOSS 4/ESSEX REGT

This TFEM was announced in Army Orders of April 1910 & his clasp was announced in Army Orders of November 1920

Of the 46 TFEMs awarded to this unit only 3 were entitled to the clasp.

With supporting documentation.

Condition: GVF

Code: 52163Price: 265.00 GBP


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BWM & VICTORY MEDAL [Low Number]

287 SJT W.MAHONEY RAMC

To France 14/3/15 & entitled to 1914/15 Star.
Transferred to the ASC 15/10/17.
Discharged 29/6/19.

With supporting documentation.

Condition: NEF

Code: 52159Price: 60.00 GBP

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