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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 dysentry.

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 [Low Number] with ORIGINAL 'AUG-NOV 1914' CLASP to a DESERTER

T-297 DVR A.BAILEY ASC (on 1914 Star)
T1-297 DVR A.BAILEY ASC (on pair)

To France 2/11/14 apparently attached to the North Somerset Yeomanry [MIC shows his unit as 'ASC (N.SOM.Y)'] & was entitled to the 'Aug-Nov 1914' Clasp.

Convicted of Desertion 13/1/16 but this was later quashed & his medals were issued on the Restoration Roll.

With supporting documentation.

Condition: Mounted as worn on silk ribbons. Toned NEF

Code: 52137Price: 195.00 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 identified 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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1914/15 TRIO to the ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY (HMS ARGONAUT)

PLY-4233 PTE C.W.DRISCOLL RMLI

Born St.Pancras, London 1869.
Enlisted in Royal Marines 1887.
Awarded a Hurt Certificate 1894 following the amputation of a finger.

Served on many ships pre-WW1 including HMS Shannon 1889-90, HMS Neptune 1891-92, HMS Colossus 1893-94, HMS Calypso 1894-96, HMS Crescent, HMS Renown & HMS Cordelia 1897-98, and HMS Monmouth 1903-06.
Discharged 11/11/08 & joined Royal Fleet Reserve 21/1/09.

Mobilised back into RMLI and served on the cruiser HMS ARGONAUT 2/8/14 to 12/9/15 as part of 9th Cruiser Squadron, stationed off Cape Finisterre. During this time in 1915 HMS Argonaut captured the German merchant ship Graecia, which the British Government renamed SS Pollockshields.

Pte Driscoll then served on the armoured cruiser HMS King Alfred 1915-16 and HMS Brilliant 1916, earning 3 War Service Chevrons & was demobilised 5/3/19.

With 1pp Service Papers & supporting documentation.

Condition: Toned GVF

Code: 52131Price: 95.00 GBP


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HOWARD / WALKER-HEY FAMILY GROUP (CAVALRY & TANKS)

1) 1914 TRIO & ORIGINAL 'AUG-NOV 1914' CLASP

6759 PTE F.HOWARD 1/DNS (on 1914 Star)
6759 PTE F.A.HOWARD C.OF DNS (on pair)

To France 30/10/14 with 1st DRAGOONS & confirmed as entitled to the clasp.
Transferred to the Army Pay Corps 30/6/17.

Also comes with his Trio Ribbon Bar & Silver Rosette.

With supporting documentation.

Condition: Mounted as worn on old silk ribbons. Minor verdigris spot on rim of victory, Toned GVF


2) 1939/45 STAR, AFRICA STAR & Original '8th ARMY' BAR, ITALY STAR & WAR MEDAL

In WW2 OHMS Box of Issue, from Cavalry & RAC Records, addressed to:

Mr J.WALKER-HEY,
147a Central Road,
Worcester Park,
Surrey.

John Walker-Hey was born 2/7/13. Two years later his father, a pre-war Regular Army soldier, 8102 Sgt Benjamin Walker-Hey of 1/Liverpool Regt was KIA F&F 25/4/15.

John Walker-Hey served as CPL, ROYAL TANK CORPS in WW2.
Died 31/7/2001 aged 88.

With 3 Photos of recipient in uniform, one dated 1942, plus his original ROYAL TANK CORPS Cap Badge.

Note: This lot came from the family & the 2 groups are apparently related. This is supported by details from the 2002 UK Electoral Roll which show John Walker-Hey (albeit recently deceased) & Edith B.Howard as both living at 3 Lindsay Close, Epsom, Surrey; both were recorded as being over 65 years old.

Condition: Original Silk Ribbons, EF

Code: 52126Price: 350.00 GBP


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1914 TRIO & 2 COMMISSION CERTIFICATES to a ROYAL MARINES OFFICER, formerly COLLINGWOOD BTTN, R.N.D. & later a TV ACTOR

L4/3289 G.D.LOWDELL A.B.RNVR COLLINGWOOD BTTN, R.N.D. (on 1914 Star)
LIEUT G.D.LOWDELL R.M. (on pair)

George Douglas Lowdell, born 1895 at Upper Tooting, London.

Joined Collingwood Battn RND 22/8/14.
Landed at Dunkirk, France in early October 1914 with some 700 members of Collingwood Battalion & served in the Siege of Antwerp.
Antwerp fell on 8/10/14 & the Royal Naval Division was ordered to retire under shellfire but, in the confusion that arose, the vast majority of this battalion were captured & interned in Holland, or made prisoners in Germany. Remarkably, Lowdell was one of only 22 Collingwoods to make it back to England.

Commissioned SUB.LIEUT RND 25/1/15, then 2.LIEUT, Chatham Division, ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY 3/6/15.

Served in Gallipoli from 18/8/15 to 9/1/16 & was wounded there twice, on 26/9/15 & 27/11/15.

His commission was terminated, Medically Unfit 11/9/17 & he was entitled to a Silver War Badge.

Married Eileen Dorothy Frances Muspratt at Limerick, Ireland 1926 at Limerick, Ireland.

He became a TV actor in No Hiding Place (1963), The Saint (1965),The World of Wooster (1965), The Dick Emery Show (1966), Oh Father! (1973) & The Doll (1975). Died 1976 at Canterbury, Kent, aged 81.

With his Original R.N.V.R. Commission Certificate dated 25/1/15 & Original R.M.L.I. Commission Certificate dated 3/6/15, both in OHMS Postal Tube dated 18/10/17 (with 2 address labels), plus 1965 RM letter summarising his WW1 service details.

With supporting documentation, including 4pp RNVR Service Papers & 4pp A3 RM Officers Service Papers (ADM196)

See: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1981972/

Condition: With replacement 'Aug-Nov 1914' Clasp, NEF

Code: 52124Price: 485.00 GBP


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1914/15 TRIO & EviiR NAVAL LS&GC MEDAL to a R.M.L.I. SERGEANT (HMS JUPITER)

CH-8870 SGT E.T.T.NEWTON RMLI (on Trio)
CH-8870 E.T.T.NEWTON CORPORAL R.M.L.I. (on LSGC)

Born Wimbledon 1878.

Enlisted in the Royal Marines underage 10/2/96.
Awarded the LS&GC Medal 10/6/11 but his medal was suspended from 18/2/13 until being restored 19/8/13.

In WW1 he served on the Battleship HMS JUPITER from 12/8/15 until 22/12/16 on Suez Canal Patrol & Red Sea Patrol. Then served at North Foreland (Lighthouse & Wireless Station) in Kent 1917-18.

Demobilised 24/6/19 with a £31 War Gratuity. Died 28/4/66.

With 1pp Service Papers, Medal Roll & other research documentation.

Condition: Mounted as worn on old silk ribbons, Toned GVF

Code: 52120Price: 175.00 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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