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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.

Optionally includes a 302 x 253mm glass-fronted, wooden display case (P&P Supplement).

Condition: Toned GVF

Code: 52165Price: 335.00 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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1914 TRIO to a 2nd LINCOLNSHIRE REGT 1914 CASUALTY

9011 PTE S.C.GIBSON 2/LINC.R

Sidney Claude Gibson, born Norwich.
To France 5/11/14 & entitled to the 'Aug-Nov 1914' Clasp.
KIA F&F 22/11/14 near Neuve Chapelle & is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial.

With old copy 'Aug-Nov 1914' Clasp.

With supporting documentation.

Condition: EF

Code: 52154Price: 350.00 GBP


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1914/15 TRIO, DEFENCE MEDAL & GviR SPECIAL CONSTABULARY LONG SERVICE MEDAL plus SILVER WAR BADGE

2.LIEUT J.H.COX W.YORK.R. (on star)
LIEUT J.H.COX (on pair)
JOHN H.COX (on SCLSM)
B.230113 (on correctly numbered SILVER WAR BADGE)

John Hunter Cox, born Basford, Nottingham 1892 & educated at Taunton School.

Commissioned 29/8/14 into 1/7th WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT (T.F.)
To France 15/4/15 with 'LEEDS RIFLES'
Discharged as Captain.
Died Scarborough 1972.

Note: His Officers Papers exist at TNA, Ref: WO 374/16141 but we have not checked them.

With supporting documentation.

Condition: BWM toned, with minor edge knick; small spot on SCLSM, GVF/NEF

Code: 52151Price: 295.00 GBP


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BWM & VICTORY MEDAL to ROYAL AIR FORCE plus 4 Medallions

130128 PTE.1 W.COCKELL RAF

Born 1876. To France 25/4/17 & first served with MGC.
Transferred to the RFC 30/8/17.

With 2 HALLMARKED SILVER FOOTBALL MEDALLIONS:
> Named & engraved 'C.& D.T.F.L 1904-5 / C.E.Y.M.F.C.'
> Named & engraved 'C.& D.T.F.L 1905-6'

Plus 2 unnamed BRONZE 'LUCAS TOOTH - BOYS TRAINING FUND' EFFICIENCY MEDALLIONS:
> With '1919' Suspender.
> With 'LUCAS TOOTH' Suspender & '1921' Clasp.

With supporting documentation.

Condition: Contained in old velvet lined box, NEF

Code: 52150Price: 80.00 GBP


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BWM & VICTORY MEDAL & 2 SEPIA PORTRAIT POSTCARDS - ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY

116756 GNR W.J.BIGGS RA

One postcard reverse is inscribed '116756 GNR W.J.BIGGS RA'
The other postcard is from his pal & the reverse is inscribed 'To Mr & Mrs Biggs from yours, very sincerely, F.Russell 26/2/19 - Genappe, Belgium'

With named Box of Issue lid & 2 laminated enlargements.

Condition: On long, original silk ribbons, EF

Code: 52149Price: 60.00 GBP


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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 dysentery.

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 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 positively identified & named 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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