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A very fine and interesting South Africa Boer War and Great War 1914 Old Contemptible's group awarded to Guardsman J. Archer, 3rd late 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards, who saw service in the Cape Colony during the Boer War from 17th January 1902, and the
Group of 4: Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 2 Clasps: Cape Colony, South Africa 1902; (3398 PTE J. ARCHER. COLDSTREAM GUARDS.); 1914 Star with Clasp; (3398 PTE J. ARCHER. C.GDS:); British War Medal and Victory Medal; (3398 PTE. J. ARCHER. C.GDS:)
Condition: Good Very Fine.
James Archer was born in Wellington, Shropshire, and worked as a collier before attesting for short service into the British Army when aged 22 years and 11 months at Shrewsbury on 1st March 1900, joining as a Guardsman (No.3398) to the 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards, and with the ongoing Boer War in South Africa he was then posted overseas to join the 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards on operations, being present in operations in the Cape Colony from 17th January 1902, he was awarded his 1st Good Conduct Pay on 1st March 1902, and then returned home after the cessation of hostilities on 7th October 1902. Archer he was awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902, with two clasps for Cape Colony and South Africa 1902, then went on to see further service at home until he was transferred to the Section 'B' Army Reserve on 1st March 1904, and was fully discharged on 10th September 1904.
Archer re-engaged with the Section 'D' Army Reserve on 14th October 1911, and as such with the outbreak of the Great War he was mobilised on 7th August 1914, and on 11th September 1914 was posted to the 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards, and as such saw service overseas in France with the British Expeditionary Force from 11th September 1914, being then wounded in action by a gunshot wound to the head at Saint Julien on 21st October 1914, and having been evacuated home on 27th October 1914, then transferred to the 4th Battalion, Coldstream Guards during his recovery.
Having recovered, Archer was posted back out to France and rejoined the 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards in the field from 11th March 1916, and was then wounded in action with a gun shot wound to the neck near Guinchy during the Battle of the Somme on 15th September 1916, being then sent to the hospital at Rouen from 16th September 1916, followed by the 2nd Convalescent Hospital from 23rd September 1916, and rejoined his Battalion in the field from 18th October 1916, being then attached for light duties to the 4th Field Ambulance from 22nd October 1916, before rejoining his Battalion in the field on 20th May 1917, being then attached to the Guards Reinforcement Battalion out in France from 22nd August 1917, and then rejoined his Battalion in the field from 20th September 1917.
Archer was sick in hospital from 5th March 1918, but returned to duty the next day, being then attached for duties with the Army Provost Marshall with the 31st Division from 19th May 1918, and was then on leave in the United Kingdom from 17th September 1918, and on his return, was attached to the 4th Guards Brigade Trench Mortar Battery from 23rd September 1918, and saw out the remainder of the war with this unit, before rejoining his Battalion shortly after the cessation of hostilities on 19th November 1918, being eventually demobilised back home in England on 18th January 1919, he then transferred to the Class 'Z' Army Reserve from 10th February 1919 and remained with the Reserve until fully discharged on 31st March 1920. Confirmed as his full medal entitlement.

Code: 51218Price: 450.00 GBP


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A fine South Africa Boer War and Great War 1914 old Contemptible's group awarded to Private J. Lindsay, 1st Battalion, sometime 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, who served in France from 13th August 1914, having served at some stage during 1901 to 1902
Group of 4: Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 3 Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal; (6928 PTE J. LINDSAY. GORDON HIGHRS:); 1914 Star with Clasp; (6928 PTE J. LINDSAY. 1/GORD: HIGHRS); British War Medal and Victory Medal; (6928 PTE. J. LINDSAY. GORDONS.)
James Lindsay served during the Boer War in South Africa as a Private (No.6928) with the 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, being present on operations in the Cape Colony, Orange Free State and the Transvaal, and then saw further service during the Boer War on transferring to the 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, and saw service during 1901 to 1902 with the 23rd Mounted Infantry, and is additionally entitled to the South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 clasps.
With the outbreak of the Great War, Lindsay saw further service with the 1st Battalion on operations in France with the British Expeditionary Force from 13th August 1914, and claimed the Clasp and Roses to the 1914 Star on 13th October 1921.
Condition GVF/NEF edge bruise to QSA at 5 o clock to obverse.
All medals neatly framed on velvet in a wooden frame.

Code: 51217Price: 425.00 GBP


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South Africa Medal 1877-79 1 clasp to the 88th Foot.
South Africa Medal 1877-79 1 clasp 1877-8-9(667 Pte J.McCormack 88th Foot)Connaught Rangers.
With copy service papers born Liverpool joined May 1859 aged 23.
His papers state his conduct was bad as he was addicted to drink and appears 51 times in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
Also he was once court martialled and three civil convictions.
Discharged June 1881 Liverpool.
With copy roll page confirming award of medal and clasp for 1877-8-9.
Condition EF

Code: 51241Price: 625.00 GBP


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1914-15 Trio Lieutenant Royal Navy KIA 14th October 1914 HMS Hawke.
1914-15 Star(Lieut D.R.Macdonald R.N)/BWM/VICTORY(Lieut D.R.Macdonald RN)
Lieutenant Donald Roy Macdonald was KIA 15th October 1914 H.M.S."Hawke"
Remembered Chatham Naval Memorial.
With CWGC info.
Macdonald was killed in action when HMS Hawke an old British cruiser was sunk by the German submarine U9 in the North Sea on the 14th October 1914.
With research pertaining to HMS Hawke with picture of ship and details of her sinking.
With copy roll page confirming award of 1914-15 Trio.
Copy page from Navy list.
A scarce early officer Naval casualty.
Condition GVF/NEF

Code: 51244Price: 725.00 GBP


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1914 Star trio Drake Bttn RND
1914 Star(L9/2957 P.R.Palmer AB RNVR Drake Bttn RND)/BWM/VICTORY(L9-2957 P.R.Palmer Act LS RNVR)
With copy service papers born 1894 55,Burgess Road East Ham.
With 3 copy service sheets 22.12.14 with Drake Battalion "B" Company.
Wounded Dardanelles 16.5.15 admitted to Kasir-el-Aini hospital Cairo.
He was wounded a second time on the 17th July 1915 Dardanelles G.S.W. rt. knee taken on board HMHS "Austurias" Invalided home.
with additional service history until March 1918.
Condition VF

Code: 51242Price: 325.00 GBP


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An Order of St. John /Korea group of 3 to Surgeon Captain P.F. Toal, Royal Navy.
Order of St. John, Serving Brother, unnamed. Naval General Service Medal 1915-62, Eliz II, clasp Malaya (SURG LIEUT P.F. TOAL. R.N.) United Nations Medal for Korea. Along with matching miniatures. Promoted to Surgeon Commander on 10th July 1964. Awarded the Order of St. John, Serving brother on 12th January 1965, died at Chidham on 22nd November 2012. With two certificates, one a diploma from the National University of Ireland, and another from the Royal College of Physicians of London. A commission document as Surgeon Lieutenant is also included. (3) Nearly extremely fine

Code: 51219Price:


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QSA/KSA pair to W.D.R.G.A./Cape Garrison Artillery
QSA 1899-1902 1 clasp Cape Colony(37098 Sgt J.Cusack W.D.R.G.A/KSA 2 clasps SA01/SA02(37098 C.S.Major J.Cusack Cape G.A.)
With copy roll page confirming award of Cape Colony clasp to QSA.
Condition GVF

Code: 51240Price:


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1914-15 Trio 49th Canadian Infantry KIA 1st May 1916
1914-15 Star(433023 L.Cpl T.J.Conway 49/CanInf:/BWM/VICTORY(433023 L.Cpl T.J.Conway 49-Can Inf.)
Lance Corporal Thomas John Conway was KIA 1st May 1916 remembered Maple Copse Cemetery son of Thomas and Margaret Conway of Woolwich London.
With CWGC info.
With coloured photo copy of his gravestone.
With research from the Canadian Great War Project.
Conway was killed at the Ypres Salient when attacked by a party of Germans believed to be about 20 in number who attacked the Canadians in trench 62.
It is thought that few if any of the enemy party escaped death or capture.
11 other ranks were killed in the attack.
Condition NEF

Code: 51238Price: 175.00 GBP


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IGS 1908-35 1 clasp Afghanistan NWF 1919
29397 Pte H.H.Palmer Dorset R.
With MIC confirming award of the IGS also entitled to a BWM/VICTORY.
Copy roll page confirming award of the IGS 1908 and clasp.
Condition NEF

Code: 51243Price: 135.00 GBP


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South African group of 5 to C. A. R. Jordens
EIIR South Africa Union Medal (1204)/1039-45 Star/Africa Star/War Medal Africa Service Medal all named to:
109497 C.A.R.Jordens
Medals mounted on bar for wearing.
Condition NEF

Code: 51239Price: 100.00 GBP

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