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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 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 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 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: ‘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 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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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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EviiR TERRITORIAL FORCE EFFICIENCY MEDAL to 5th ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS

1640 C.SJT D.WYNNE 5/A.&S.HDRS

5th Renfrewshire Battalion.

His TFEM was announced in Army Orders of July 1909, one of only 40 awarded to this unit. 

With supporting documentation.

Condition: Polished VF

Code: 52493Price: 180.00 GBP


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EviiR TERRITORIAL FORCE EFFICIENCY MEDAL to 6th ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS

172 CPL G.ROBBIE 6/A.&S.HDRS

6th Renfrewshire Battalion.

His TFEM was announced in Army Orders of January 1910, one of only 47 awarded to this unit. 

With supporting documentation.

Condition: EF

Code: 52492Price: 180.00 GBP


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EviiR TERRITORIAL FORCE EFFICIENCY MEDAL to 7th ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS

470 SJT J.CHALMERS 7/A.& S.HDRS

His TFEM was announced in Army Orders of July 1909, one of only 59 awarded to this unit. 

With supporting documentation.

Condition: NEF

Code: 52491Price: 180.00 GBP


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EviiR TERRITORIAL FORCE EFFICIENCY MEDAL to 8th ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS

434 PTE A.C.GIRVAN 8/A.&S.HDRS

8th Ayrshire Battalion.

His TFEM was announced in Army Orders of July 1909, one of only 74 awarded to this unit. 

With supporting documentation.

Condition: Toned NEF

Code: 52490Price: 180.00 GBP

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