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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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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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UNIQUE MEMORIAL PLAQUE to LIEUT ALBERT WILLIAM 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: ‘A 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 bearers’.

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. Peter’s Church memorial, Loughborough.

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

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

His Papers exist but we have not checked them: WO 339/37960

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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BRITISH WAR MEDAL to 59th A.I.F. - Twice Wounded

2187 PTE J.J.GREEN 59-BN AIF

James Joseph Green, born Brighton circa 1892.

Attested in the 59th Battalion AIF at Prahran 1/4/16.
Left Australia 6/12/16 on SS Princess Henrietta & landed in France 13/1/17.
Twice Wounded in Action, firstly on 25/9/17 & wounded again 9/8/18.
Returned to Australia 5/3/19.
Died at the Repatriation General Hospital Heidelberg, in Victoria, Australia 25/9/66.

With supporting documentation.

Condition: EF

Code: 52521Price: 60.00 GBP


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VICTORY MEDAL to A.B. RNVR who served at JUTLAND on HMS TEMERAIRE

LZ-3118 F.N.BAINES AB RNVR

Joined London Division RNVR 31/8/15 for the period of hostilities.

Served on HMS Temeraire from 9/12/15 to 24/2/19 and was in action at the Battle of Jutland 31/5/16.

Demobilised 19/5/19 & was paid a War Gratuity.

Note: During the Battle of Jutland, HMS Temeraire fired 5 salvos from her main guns at the crippled light cruiser SMS Wiesbaden and claimed 2-3 hits. HMS Temeraire also fired 7 salvos at the battlecruiser SMS Derfflinger & engaged several German destroyer flotillas with 3 salvos from her main armament, all without result. In total Temeraire fired 72 x 12-inch High Explosive shells and 50 x 4-inch shells during the battle.

With 3pp of RNVR & RND Papers.

Condition: NEF

Code: 52515Price:


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GvR MILITARY CROSS

Unnamed as issued.

In original leatherette presentation case.

Condition: Lacks ribbon brooch, EF

Code: 52513Price: 575.00 GBP


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GvR 1911 CORONATION MEDAL

Unnamed as issued.

Condition: NEF

Code: 52512Price: 60.00 GBP


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EviiR TERRITORIAL FORCE EFFICIENCY MEDAL with 2nd AWARD CLASP - UNIQUE to 5th DEVON REGT

152 SJT S.J.CLARKE 5/DEVON REGT

His TFEM was announced in Army Orders of December 1908, one of only 57 awarded to this unit.

His clasp was announced in Army Orders of November 1920 & this is unique to 5th Battalion.

With supporting documentation.

Condition: NEF

Code: 52505Price: 250.00 GBP


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EviiR TERRITORIAL FORCE EFFICIENCY MEDAL to 5th SUFFOLK REGT

86 PTE W.APPLEBY 5/SUFFOLK REGT

His TFEM was announced in Army Orders of January 1911, one of only 55 awarded to this unit. 

With supporting documentation.

Condition: Light edge knock, GVF

Code: 52500Price: 180.00 GBP

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