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A Military Cross Group to Major W.T. Pott, 9th Lancers, who later served with the Royal Artillery during WW2.
Military Cross, Geo V, unnamed as issued. 1914-15 Star named to 2nd Lieutenant W. Pott, 9th Lancers. British War Medal and Victory Medal both named to Captain W.T. Pott. Defence Medal and War Medal both unnamed as issued. With 9th Lancers officers bronze collar badge, and matching miniatures. Military Cross, London Gazette 26th July 1918 ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at various times when on important reconnaissances. On one occasion, when acting as second in command of a Cavalry Brigade, seeing that troops on his right were retiring, he immediately went forward, and assisted by an NCO, held on to the position occupied by two troops of his battalion, beating back an attack and saving the line from being turned. His courage and resource were most marked.’ His WW1 medals were sent to The Reddings, Little Burstead, Billericay, Essex. Deputy Lieutenant of Essex 12th August 1942, and is noted as a partner in Churchill & Sim, a wood brokers that went bankrupt during 1935. Served from 19th October 1939 until 22nd January 1944, as part of the Army Officer’s Special Reserve, and later the Royal Artillery. Mounted loose for wear (6+6), Good very fine

Code: 51862Price: 2100.00 GBP


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Military Medal for Burma Campaign to Lance Naik Ellahi, Rajputana Rifles
Military Medal, Geo VI, named to 22638 Lance Naik Karam Ellahi, Rajputana Rifles. MM, London Gazette 20th September 1945, Rifleman (unpaid Lance Naik) Karam Ellahi (P.M.) Village Mankur, P.O. Jand Tehsil Pindigheb, District Campbellepore. ‘“During operations on the Toungoo-Wawchi Road, on the 1st July 1945 on the “Nevis” feature, No.22638 Lance Naik Karam Ellahi’s Company Position was heavily attacked by approximately 40 Japanese supported by a Motor Machine Gun and Light Machine Guns. The enemy’s attack was concentrated on the forward edge of the perimeter, which was covered by a section of Motor Machine Guns. The guns had only been put into position, and trenches had been dug, when the enemy attacked. These guns were in a completely exposed position and the enemy attempted to encircle one of the Motor Machine Guns and the Gun Crews were killed. On seeing this Lance Naik Karam Ellahi picked up a Bren gun, doubled forward under intense fire disregarding a grenade wound on his head, took up a position between the Motor Machine Guns and gave effective covering fire whilst reserves took over the Motor Machine Guns. When the Motor Machine Guns had almost run out of ammunition this non commissioned officer returned under heavy enemy fire and brought up reserve ammunition. Through the initiative and personal disregard for danger he prevented the gun from falling into enemy hands. The outstanding example set by this non commissioned officer was of the highest order and an inspiration to all ranks.” Good very fine

Code: 51863Price: 1150.00 GBP


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A Persian Gulf and First World War Group to Gunner W. Catley, Royal Navy, also awarded a bronze Royal Humane Life Saving Medal.
Naval General Service Medal 1915-62, Geo V, clasp Persian Gulf 1909-1914, named to 193933 W. Catley, Petty Officer, HMS Proserpine. 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal all named to Gunner W. Catley, Royal Navy. Royal Humane Society Life Saving Medal in bronze for a successful act named to William Catley, Royal Navy, 6th September 1915. The last complete with top brooch wearing pin and together with it’s presentation case. From Peckham, served aboard HMS Proserpine in anti-gun smuggling operations in the gulf. During WW1 he served aboard the armoured cruiser HMS Leviathan and went to Halifax in Nova Scotia, the ship forming part of the North America station and whilst there performed an act of bravery saving life, at 11.45pm on 6th September 1915 ‘when two men belonging to HMS Leviathan were accidentally thrown into the harbour at Halifax, the night being dark, Catley together with another man, Matthew Thomas, plunged in and succeeded in saving both men. Catley together with Thomas was awared the Royal Humane Society Life Saving Medal in Bronze. With copy papers and research regarding award of the Life Saving Medal. Court-mounted for display. (5) Nearly extremely fine

Code: 51851Price: 895.00 GBP


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A Regimentally unique Battle of the Somme Indian Distinguished Service Medal, and Serbian Obilic Medal to Rifleman Kisne Burathoke, attached 2nd Battalion, 8th Gurkha Rifles
India Distinguished Service Medal, Geo V, Kaiser-I-Hind named to 3859 Rifleman Kisne Burathoke, 1-8 Gurkha Rifles. Serbia. Medal of Milos Obilic for Bravery in silver, small size silvered bronze. Awarded the IDSM for actions during the Battle of the Somme, later awarded the Serbian Medal in 1917, he is the only recipient of the Milos Obilic Medal in the 2nd-8th Gurkha Rifles, to whom he was attached at the time. Given as Kishne Burathoki in the roll. (2) Good very fine

Code: 51859Price: 895.00 GBP


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Major T.G. Pirie, Gordon Highlanders late of Pieter's Horse
Queens South Africa Medal, two clasps, Cape Colony and Transvaal named to Captain T.G. Pirie, C Squadron, Pieter’s Horse. 1914 Star named to Captain T.G. Pirie, Gordon Highlanders. British War Medal and Victory Medal named to Major T.G. Pirie. With copy medal index card, studied at Clifton College, before joining the Gordon Highlanders on 9th September 1882, ended the war serving in the Headquarters in France, serving on the staff of the Transport Department, he latterly resided at Medmenham Abbey, Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Loose-mounted. (4) Good very fine

Code: 51861Price: 695.00 GBP


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Acting Sergeant C. Lea, Yorkshire Regiment, later a Scientic Officer for the Ministry of Aviation, a recipient of the scarce American Medal of Freedom.
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), 2nd type, civil, unnamed as issued. British War Medal and Victory Medal both named to 35489 Acting Sergeant C. Lea, Yorkshire Regiment. Defence Medal, unnamed as issued. United States of America, Medal of Freedom with bronze palm device attached to ribbon, this housed in its original box of issue with ribbon bar and lapel badge. Lea was employed on Home Defence duties during WW2 , but nevertheless performed actions which led to the award of the Medal of Freedom, which he received on 7th February 1948. Lea’s MBE was announced in the London Gazette of 1st January 1967, for work as Senior Scientific Officer for the Ministry of Aviation. (5) Good very fine

Code: 51855Price: 650.00 GBP


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Afghanistan Medal 1842, reverse Candahar, Ghuznee and Cabul 1842, unnamed.
Afghanistan Medal 1842, reverse Candahar, Ghuznee and Cabul 1842, unnamed as issued. Good very fine

Code: 51864Price: 575.00 GBP


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Three Bar Egypt Medal to Private Keegan, 1st Gordon Highlanders
Egypt Medal, dated reverse, three clasps, Tel-El-Kebir, Suakin 1884 and El-Teb_Tamaai named to 1111 Private P. Keegan, 1st Gordon Highlanders. With research, Keegan was regularly imprisoned during his service usually for Drunkenness, from Kildare, Ireland, he enlisted in the British Army, 8th December 1862, discharged 29th December 1885. Some light pitting, presumably from a Khedives Star, thus Generally very fine

Code: 51858Price: 545.00 GBP


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Brunei and Borneo Pair to Rifleman R. Snell, Green Jackets
Rifleman R. Snell, 1st Green Jackets. General Service Medal 1918-62, Eliz II, clasp Brunei and Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Borneo both named to 23887091 Rifleman R. Snell, 1st Green Jackets. Loose-mounted for wear. (2) NEF

Code: 51866Price: 495.00 GBP


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2nd Lieutenant A.H. Marlow, Royal Garrison Artillery, who led a distinguished career with the Foreign Office in the Americas, being awarded a CMG and a CBE.
British War Medal and Victory Medal both named to 2nd Lieutenant A.H. Marlow. Coronation Medal 1953, unnamed as issued. With an original photograph of a Great War period light artillery gun and carriage. Arthur Herbert Marlow, born on 29th September 1893, he was educated at Northampton School. Marlow entered the Home Civil Service on 6th January 1913. He was appointed to the foreign officer in 1st April 1914, but he was released from his duties for Military Service on 19th February 1917, joining the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps. He was commissioned into the Royal Garrison Artillery on 25th November 1917, seeing service with the 229th Siege Battery. Returning home on 18th November 1918, he returned to work with the Foreign Office, but was listed on the reserves and promoted to Lieutenant on 25th May 1919. With the Foreign Office, he was appointed a Vice Consul in Boston, USA on 30th June 1919, Acting Consul General at Boston on several occasions between 1920 and 1922. Appointed Acting Vice Consul at Santos in Brazil from 19th November 1924, and then Vice Consul on 1st October 1925, he married Hilda Dexter the same year, having a daughter with her. He then moved on to Sao Paulo, before transferring back to Europe, and taking up the role as Acting Consul General in Barcelona. After Barcelona, he was back to Bahia in Brazil from 30th July 1932, then Lima in 1936, acting as Charges D’Affaires in 1937, 1938 and 1940. During WW2 he was acting Consul General at Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 1942, being appointed Consul General on 9th May 1944, being award the CBE, Civil, on 1st January 1945. Subsquently appointed Consul General at Chicago, USA, in October 1947, before his last appointment as Consul General in Paris between March 1950 and 31st December 1953. He was awarded the Coronation Medal 1953 in this role. Awarded the CMG for services to the Foreign Office in 1st January 1954. Mounted loose-style as worn. (3) Good very fine

Code: 51857Price: 475.00 GBP

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