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Medals to Australian Units

424.  G.S.M.  1 Bar Malaya.  Eliz. 11.  2/9653  R.J. Gray.  (Australian recipient) (NEF)  £160
471.  Australia Service Medal 1939-45.  A.A. Fanning.  (NEF)  £45

672.  Meritorious Service Medal  (M.S.M.)  Geo. V.  Commonwealth of Australia.  S.S.M. (W.O. Class 11)  “J.E. Cooper”  3rd Military District.  M.S.M. - Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 7-2-2928.   Scarce.    (NEF)  £875

814.  R.F.R.  LSGC  Geo. V1.  1st type.  A.B.  W.H.J. Armstrong  R.A.F.R.  (Royal Australian Fleet Rescue)  (NEF)  £235

1078.  Group of Seven
  B.W.M. and Victory.  Pte. J.P. Styrin.  54 Bn.  A.I.F.
  Mercantile Marine War Medal.  J.P. Styrin.
  1939-45, Atlantic - Bar France and Germany, and Pacific Stars.  War Medal 1939-45.
   Sold with aluminium “Dog Tag”, W.W.1. and A.I.F. “Returned from active service lapel badge No. 166210  Mounted as worn.    (NEF)  £405

1197.  Group of Four
  1939-45 and Pacific Stars.   War Medal 1939-45.  VX 124448.  W.R. Ball.
  Australia Service Medal 1939-45.  VX 124448.  W.R. Bell.  Lacquered.   (EF)  £135

1224.  Group of Four
  1939-45 and Pacific Stars.   War Medal.  Australia Service Medal 1939-45.  VX 109544  J.D. Moseley.  Mounted as worn.   (NEF)  £125

1514.  1914-15 Trio.    Captain E. Murphy.  31 Bn.  A.I.F.  (Lieut. on Star)   (NEF)  £750

Medals to New Zealand Units

631.  British Empire Medal (B.E.M.)  Eliz. 11.  P.O. Edward M. Hancock.  R.N.Z.N.
   Recipient served in the Royal Navy and his trade was making sea charts.  At the time of the award he had been  on loan to the Royal New Zealand Navy carrying out the same type of work.  Sold with relevant newspaper cutting  which includes a photograph of P/O Hancock.  In Royal Mint case of issue.   (EF)  £650

853.  New Zealand United Fire Services Assn. Long Service  -  Silver  -  with four extra “2 years service” Bars.  R.N. Hermon.  Levin V.F.B.  29-10-96.  Complete with ornate top pin bar.   (NEF)  £235

1048.  Group of Five.  Family Group.   2 Brothers

  1.  Q.S.A.  2 Bars CC/OF.  Pte. F.M. Keightley.  Queensland I.B.  (Imperial Bushmen)
  1914-15 Trio.  Pte. F.M. Keightley.  N.Z.E.F.    Mounted as worn

2. Q.S.A.  2 Bars OFS/TVL.  Pte. W. Keightley.  Queensland I.B.    (NEF)  £1685

Medals to Canadian  units

Korea Military Cross group. Royal Canadian Regiment

908. Group of Six. 

Military Cross  (M.C.)  Eliz. 11.  Dated 1953.
Queens Korea (Canadian issue)  H.R. Gardner. 
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for Korea.  Un-named as issued.
Special Service Medal.  Bar NATO - OTAN.  Un-named as issued.
U.N. Korea.  H.R. Gardner.
Canadian Forces Decoration.  Eliz. 11  -  with two extra service bars.  Major H.R. Gardner.
M.C.  -  Lieut. H.R. Gardner.  The Royal Canadian Regt.  -  “at 03.30 hrs on the night of 23/24 Sept 1952 a patrol composed of Lt. Gardner, two corporals and three privates left a forward defended locality of the Royal Canadian Regt with orders to go to a known enemy area and to sieze a prisoner.  The patrol moved parallel to enemy-held positions, and at 06.00 hrs. reached a spot near the objective where a firm base of a corporal and two private soldiers was established.  Lt. Gardner with Cpl. Fowler and one private soldier advanced to the objective, an enemy bunker, which proved to be unoccupied.  Lt. Gardner, who was determined to take his prisoner, decided to make a further advance to an enemy communication trench.  This entailed a move across one hundred and fifty yards of open ground dominated by enemy occupied hills.  Leaving the private soldier at the bunker to cover them, Lt. Gardner and Cpl. Fowler, walking slowly in order not to attract attention moved to the communication trench where they took cover.  They were now seventy-five yard from a group of enemy around a field kitchen. No sooner were they in position than an enemy soldier passed, but they took no action as he was out of reach.
Lt. Gardner then noticed in the trench a signal line which with Cpl. Fowler’s assistance he broke.  Within five minutes a Chinese soldier came running down towards the kitchen making a quick check of the wire.  After greeting his comrades at the kitchen he returned closely following the line until he reached the break at the hiding place of Lt. Gardner and the Corporal.  This officer struck the Chinese soldier, and with the N.C.O’s assistance, pinned him to the ground.  There was a fierce struggle during which the Chinese continued to cry out loudly.  By the time he had been overpowered and got to his feet, his comrades from the field kitchen were within thirty yard and had opened fire.  They were halted and sent to ground by fire from Lt. Gardner’s weapon as Cpl. Fowler got the prisoner moving towards our lines.  By this time the fire of automatic weapons from the surrounding hills had been added to that of the pursuing Chinese, but, by skillful use of ground, Lt. Gardner was able to guide Cpl. Fowler safely to the firm base party and thence to our lines.  As they neared our lines he thought the firm base party were in difficulties and returned to help them.  Fortunately they were not in trouble. This officer’s daring and skillful leadership, superb coolness in the face of the enemy and utter disregard of his personal safety enabled a bold plan to be carried out with complete success and without casualties.  This courageous officer’s determination to carry out his orders in spite of difficulty and danger is an example to all members of his regiment.”
   Lt. Gardner was twice wounded in Korea  - first during a Chinese assault on Hills 163 on the night of 25/26 March 1952 and again during the epic Battle of Kowang-San on 22-24 October 1952.  He served in Korea from 10-4-1952 to 30-3-1953.  Born 19-7-1927.  Died 26-1-2013. Sold with original commissioning certificate dated 1st October 1950.  Medals mounted for display. (NEF)  £10,950

See these webs site pages:

The Royal Canadian Regiment web site

The Royal Canadian Regiment Military Cross for Korea

A forgotten hill in Korea

206.  Q.S.A.  4 Bars CC/OFS/Johan/D. Hill.  Pte. E.A. Mortmore.  R. Canadian Dragoons.  The Bars are loose.   (NEF)  £725

313. B.W.M.  L/Sgt. J.P. Deverenne.  26-Canadian Inf.  Sold with copy papers.  (NEF) £50

469.  Canada Volunteer Service Medal 1939-45.  No Bar.   (NEF)  £30

572.  Military Cross.  (M.C.)   Geo. V.  Sold with recipient’s Death Plaque - Donald Stodart Gwyn.  Recipient was  K.I.A., aged 22 on 10-10-18, serving as a Lieut in the Royal Canadian Dragoons.
M.C. - L/G 26-3-1918 - East of Leveteviet.  -  “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid  on the enemy’s trenches.  He led his men with great energy and determination, and by his fearless leadership  overcame the enemy’s resistance.  He set a splendid example to all ranks”.   (NEF)  £990

867.  Canadian Forces Decoration.  (C.D.)  Eliz. 11.  Sgt. R. Guyea.    (NEF)  £40  PHOTO 1   PHOTO 2

868.  Canadian Forces Decoration  (C.D.)  Eliz. 11.  Sgt. C. Bollis.   (GVF)  £40

874. Silver Jubilee 1977 - Canadian issue. (NEF) £115

1045.  Group of Five
  Q.S.A.  3 Bars Def. of Kimberley/Drief/TVL.  Spr. A. Carr  R.E.
  K.S.A.  Usual Two Bars.  Spr. A. Carr  R.E.
  1914-15 Trio.  Spr. A. Carr  C.E.  (Spr. Canadian Eng on Star)   (GVF)  £850

1069.  Group of Three
  B.W.M. and Victory.  Pte. W. MacPhail.  Canadian F---- Bn (The unit has been partially deleted)
  Efficiency Medal.  Geo. V.  Top Bar “Canada”.  Piper M. W. MacPhail.  Cam. Highrs of Ottawa.
  Recipient enlisted on 29.2.1916 and was posted to the 774 Bn. C.E.F. as a Piper and embarked for England  on 19th June 1916.  There, he served with various units before landing in France on 15.3.1917, transferring to the  11th Bn. Canadian Rly Troops, serving with them in France for the rest of the war.  During November 1919 he was hospitalised with influenza and returned to England.  He embarked for Canada  on 15.2.1919 and was discharged at Ottawa on 17.3.1919.  Following discharge he joined the Ottawa Cameron  Highlanders as a Piper, reaching the rank of Pipe Sgt-Major. Sold with photo-copy photographs of recipient in uniform.  Mounted as worn. (NEF)  £625

1117.  Group of Three
  B.W.M. and Victory.  Capt. H.H. Bamford.
  Territorial Decoration  (T.D.)  Geo. V.  -  with top pin bar “Canada”.  Major (Pmr) H.H. Bamford.
    April 1917 Army list show recipient as Quarter Master, Hon. Capt.  128 Bn. Canadian Infy.  T.D. in case of issue  (NEF)  £475

1118.  Group of Three
  B.W.M.  A.  W.O. Cl.1.  E.J. Theobalds  C.A.D.C.
  Meritorious Service Medal (M.S.M.)  Geo. V 1st type.  Cpl-A.S. Mjr.  E.J. Theobalds  Canadian A.D.C. (L/G 12-12-1919)
  Colonial Auxy Forces Long Service.  Geo. V.  A/Sgt. E.J. Theobalds.  C.C.F.C.  (renamed)
  The medals have been lacquered.    (GVF)  £315

1255.  Group of Five
  1939-45 and Atlantic (France and Germany) Stars.
  Canadian Volunteer Service - with maple leaf clasp.    War Medal 1939-45 - silver - with M.I.D. emblem. 
  R.N.V.R.  LSGC  Geo. V1  1st type.  P.O.  M.J.T. Fortune  R.C.N.V.R.
L/G 4-7-1944 “For courage, resolution and skill aboard H.M. Canadian ship “Waskesiu” in successful  operations against u-boats in the Atlantic.  Scarce Canadian W.W.1 Naval Group. Mounted as worn.   (NEF)  £1100

1307.  Group of Two
  Queens Korea - Canadian issue.  T.D. Hartigan.  U.N. Korea.  T.D. Hartigan.    (NEF)   £185

1311.  Group of Two
  Queens Korea - Canadian issue.  J.A.F. Arsenault.
  U.N. Korea - Coree.  J.A.F. Arsenault.    (NEF)  £250

1419.  Group of Two
  B.W.M. and Victory.  Pte. A. McIlwham.  24-Canadian Infy.  Recipient was K.I.A., aged 26, on 16-9-1916 and  is commemorated on the Vimy Ridge Memorial.  (NEF)  £105

1435.  Group of Three
  1914-15 Trio.  Lieut. W.H. Pollard  (Sgt. W.H. Pollard 7/Canadian Infy on Star)   Recipient D.O.W., aged 39, with the 7th Bn., and is buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France.   (NEF)  £460

1508.  1914-15 Trio.    Gnr. C.H. Welch.  C.F.A.  -  Dvr. 2/Can. Div. A.C. on Star. (Canadian Divisional Ammunition  Column)  (NEF)  £225

1516.  1914-15 Trio.    Lieut. A.E. Woolsey.  (Lieut. A.G. Woolsey 24/Canadian Infy on Star)    (NEF)  £265

1546.  B.W.M. & Victory.    Pte. N. McSween.  67-Canadian Infy.  Sold with aluminium “Dog Tag”   (NEF)  £90

1550.  B.W.M. & Victory.    A.C.Q.M. Sgt.  R.M. Brown.  16-Canadian Infy.  (NEF)  £50

1646.  Orillia Tribute Medal.  Bronze.  “Orillia’s Recognition of War Service 1914-1919.”  (Canada)  Un-named.  (EF)  £16

Medals to South African Units

800. R.N.V.R.  LSGC Geo. V1.  1st type.  Sup/P/O.  G.H. Horn.  S.A.N.F. (V).  (South African Naval Force)   (NEF)  £150

900.Group of Four
Royal Red Cross.  Second Class.  (A.R.R.  C.)  Geo. V.
1914-15 Star.  S/Nurse H. Baumann.  S.A.M.N.S. 
B.W.M. and Victory.  N/Sister H. Baumann.
 A.R.R.  C.  -  L/G 1-1-1918.   Sold with a copy of a report on the work of the South African Military Nursing Service in France. (NEF)  £895

1060.Group of Four
 Q.S.A.   3 Bars  CC/SA’01/SA’02.  Pte. R.G. Wilsdon.  Cape M.R.  (Top 2 Bars loose)
1914-15 Star.  Lt. R.G. Wilsdon.  2nd S.A.M.R. 
B.W.M. & Victory.  Lieut. R.G. Wilsldon.
Recipient was appointed 2/Lt. In the Ox & Bucks. Lt. Infy. On 28-5-1915 after service in the South African Forces.  Also included is a gold medal, 1” diameter, obverse engraved “Best shot in the regiment 1912”.  Reverse “Cape mounted rifleman.  No. 3696 Corporal R.G. Wilsdon ‘A’ Squadron.  AGG 175” & a silver medal - obverse anembossed rugby match scene, & reverse engraved “K.R.F.T.  R.G. Wilsdon 1910.   Interesting lot. (NEF)  £445

1052.Group of Four
 Q.S.A.   5 Bars CC/OFS/TVL/SA’01/SA’02.  Pte. C.N. Wakelin.  7th Hussars.
1914-15 Trio.  Sgt. C.N. Wakelin.  C.  A.H.  C.T. (Cpl. Natal Lt. Hse. on Star)
Bi-Lingual Victory Medal.  Mounted for display  (NEF)  £300

1089.Group of Three
B.W.M. and Victory (Bi-Lingual)  Cpl. C.R. Meade.  2nd S.A.I. 
Colonial Auxy. Forces L.S. Medal.  Geo. V.  S.S.M.C.R. Meade.  19th M.R.  (Traaskei M.R.)
   We understand that recipient was taken P.O.W. at Delville Wood. (NEF)  £465

1200.Group of Five
1939-45 and Africa Stars.
Defence and War Medals.  All named 91069. M.D. Smeaton. 
Africa Service Medal 1939-45.  M.D. Smeaton.
 Sold with copy papers which show Millicent Doreen Smeaton enlisting in the S.A.M.N.S. as a Staff Nurse and later being promoted Nursing Sister.   Medals verified.
 Also included are three unofficial medals - one commemorating the Royal visit to South Africa 1947, and two commemorating the Independence of Malawi 6-7-1966 (Both different)(NEF)  £285

1231.Group of Four
1939-45, and Africa (8th Army) Stars.   War Medal.  Africa Service Medal.  All named “28274 L.  B. Gerber.”
Sold with copy papers which show recipient as serving in the R.L.I.  And later transferring to the South African Pay Corps.  Mounted for display.  (NEF)  £80

1561.  B.W.M. & Victory.  (Bi-Lingual reverse)  Pte. W.J. Mathee  2nd Infantry. (GVF)  £78 PHOTOS

1562.  B.W.M. & Victory.  (Bi-Lingual reverse)  Pte. E.M. Blount.  1st C.C. (GVF)  £75

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