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Naval General Service Medal 1848, clasp Syria named to Jas J. Cummings. James J. Cummings is a unique name on the roll, he was entitled to the single clasp Syria as an Able Seaman onboard Bellererophon. One small edge-knock at 8 o’clock otherwise Good very fine
Code: 50709Price: 850.00 GBP
General Service Medal 1918-62, Geo VI, clasp Palestine (3711853 PTE J. REDMAN. KING’S OWN R.). Redman was awarded the Military Medal whilst serving with the Durham Light Infantry (with the same service number) in North West Europe. His award for the Military Medal was listed in the London Gazette of 29th March 1945. Corporal John Redman was wounded in action 19th June 1944 in North West Europe. Redman was also later Mentioned in Despatches in the London Gazette of 9th August 1945, for service in North West Europe. Citation for MM ‘At Mont Pincon on 12 Aug 44 and Gheel 11 Sep 44, Pte Redman was one ‘C’ Coy 6 DLI SBs during Bn attacks on both places. He distinguished himself on each occasion by being present wherever there were casualties. At Mont Pincon he showed complete disregard for his own personal safety by crawling forward across open bullet swept country under intense mortar fire to attend the wounded of his company. Having dressed their wounds he remained with them until others, following his example, crawled forward and assisted him in bringing the wounded back. Pte Redman’s gallantry and devotion to duty has always been of the highest order. He has set an excellent example and his actions have been instrumental in saving many valuable lives.’ With photocopy application for campaign stars addressed to 60 Scotland Street, Newton Heath, Manchester. Generally very fine
Code: 50708Price: 450.00 GBP
Efficiency Medal, Geo VI, fixed Territorial Suspender named to 832672 Staff Sergeant F.T. Slater, Royal Artillery. Staff Sergeant Frederick Thomas Slater, 84th Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery, died aged 29 on 4th October 1944, the son of Fred and Violet Slater, husband of Margaret Anne Slater of Hampden Park, Eastbourne, Sussex. He is buried at Jonkerbos War Cemetery. Slater served in France from 2nd April 1940 until 15th June 1940 when he was evacuated, he served in North West Europe between 9th July 1944 and 4th October 1944, when he died of wounds, suffered on 28th September (Fractured Femur). Nearly extremely fine
Code: 50707Price: 345.00 GBP
Stoker 1st Class V.P. Leary, HM Yacht Victoria and Albert. 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, War Medal 39-45, all unnamed as issued. Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Geo V, named to K.58010 V.P. Leary, Stoker 1st Class, His Majesty’s Yacht Victoria and Albert. (4) Good very fine
Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Geo VI, named to K.63816 A. Bigwood, Stoker Petty Officer, HMS Gannet. Chief Stoker Albert Bigwood, died on 12th October 1940, aged 36, whilst serving with HMS Listrac, he is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial. The son of William Emily Bigwood, husband of Elsie Rhoda Bigwood, of Stonehouse, Plymouth. HMS Listrac was a former French steamer, (778t), that was sunk off of the Isle of Wight on 7th October 1940, Bigwood presumably dying of wounds sustained in this incident. Good very fine
Code: 50705Price: 250.00 GBP
Lieutenant J.H. McTavish, East Yorkshire Regiment, a North African Prisoner of War. 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, bar 8th Army, War Medal 39-45, all unnamed as issued. Efficiency Medal, Geo VI, fixed Territorial Suspender (LT. J.H. McTAVISH. E. YORKS). Taken Prisoner after the Battle of Gazala in early April 1942. Prisoner of War in Oflag 79. (4) Good very fine
Code: 50704Price: 375.00 GBP
Military Medal, Geo VI, a neatly erased example. Good very fine
Code: 50703Price: 495.00 GBP
A Miniature Group of 9 medals believed to be to Captain Frank Naughton, Royal Armoured Corps, late Royal Tank Regiment, who won the Empire Gallantry Medal for actions in 1936 (later exchanged for a George Cross).George Cross, the reverse engraved ‘F. Naughton’. 1939-45 Star, Burma Star, Defence Medal and War Medal 39-45, 1953 Coronation Medal, 1977 Jubilee Medal, Queens Golden Jubilee Medal, Police Exemplary Service Medal, Eliz II. Awarded the Empire Gallantry Medal in the London Gazette of 1st February 1937.
‘On 5 August 1936, when engaged in recovering am armoured car which had broken down on the Irish Bridge over the flooded river Indrayani, near Moshi, No. 7560229 Lance-Corporal S. J. Temple and No. 7884545 Private R. A. S. Campbell were swept off the bridge into the water below, where there were very swift and dangerous currents. Private Naughton (who was fully clothed, except for his boots) with an entire disregard of the grave risk of death to himself, immediately dived off the Irish Bridge, where the two men had been swept off into the water, to render assistance. He was drawn under the water several times, and it was only with the utmost difficulty that he was able to overcome the strong cross and under currents. He regained shallow water and was almost exhausted. Despite his personal fatigue, immediately he saw the body of one of the soldiers appear on the surface about 40 yards distant, he again heroically entered the water, and swimming with utmost difficulty, succeeded in bringing Lance-Corporal Temple, who was by this time unconscious, into shallow water, where both were assisted ashore, at a point about 100 yards downstream from the bridge. By his courageous action and absolute disregard of all danger, Private Naughton saved the life of Lance-Corporal Temple.’
Frank Naughton was born at Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, in March 1915, the son of Charles, a Boer War veteran who was then on active service, and Sophie. Both of his parents had been orphans and as a result of his father dying young, Naughton determined to make his way in the Army on completing his education at the Guild Street Central School.
Duly enlisting in the Royal Tank Corps in late 1931, he was serving in the 10th Light Tank Company at Kirkee, Poona, at the time of his gallant lifesaving exploits in August 1936, when ordered to recover one of his unit’s Crossley armoured cars. Invested with his E.G.M. by the Governor of Bombay, the 5th Lord Bradbourne, at an investiture held at Poona racecourse on 9 June 1937, he returned to the U.K. at the end of the year, where he joined the Plymouth City Police in March 1938.
Called-up on the outbreak of hostilities in September 1939, shortly after having married Doreen Banks, he served as an instructor before being embarked for India in 1942, where he was appointed a Sergeant in the 26th Hussars. Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Armoured Corps (R.A.C.) in March 1943, he served in the 150th R.A.C. Regiment as a Technical Adjutant during the Burma campaign 1944-45, and was present in the battles of Kohima and Imphal, and in General Slim’s drive south to relieve Rangoon, and was a shadow of his former self on returning to the U.K. as a Captain at the War’s end, when he appeared to his wife no more than ‘a yellow skeleton’.
On recovering his health, Naughton rejoined the Plymouth City Police, the first nine years of his second period of service being spent on the beat at Greenbank, followed by eight years as a warrant officer responsible for the issuing of warrants and organising court appearances.
Having then retired from the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary in March 1968, he worked as a supervisor for the English China Clay Company in Plymouth until his final retirement in 1979, following which he kept himself busy as President the South-West Burma Star Association and as President of the Royal Tank Regiment Association until 1995.
Naughton, who had been re-invested with the G.C. at Buckingham Palace on 29 July 1947, died in June 2004, aged 89 years.
Court-mounted. (9) Nearly extremely fine
Code: 50702Price: 650.00 GBP
Lance Corporal J.W. Hartley, Northumberland Fusiliers, awarded the Military Medal for actions in France.Military Medal, Geo V, named to 46597 Lance Corporal J.W. Hartley, 10th Northumberland Fusiliers. British War Medal and Victory Medal named to 46597 Corporal J. Hartley, Northumberland Fusiliers. Awarded the Military Medal in the London Gazette 12th December 1917 for actions in France. (3)Nearly extremely fine
Code: 50701Price: 495.00 GBP
A Vietnam Australian Special Air Service pair to John David Rose, 3rd Squadron, Special Air ServiceVietnam Medal, bronze sword and wreath emblem on ribbon (216059 J.D. ROSE). South Vietnam Medal, clasp 1960 (J.D. ROSE). John David Rose was born in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, England on 25 June 1937. Living in Sydney, Australia, he attested for service in the Australian Military Forces on 29 October 1964. Attending the Basic Parachutist Course, June/July 1965, he was rated ‘below average’ because of lack of coordination in landing. Nevertheless, in July 1965 he was posted to the S.A.S. Regiment. Posted in June 1966 to Vaung Tau, Vietnam, as a Lance-Corporal in the 3rd Squadron Special Air Service, he was on Special Service in the Southern Zone Command until March 1967. Later, finding it difficult to assimilate into the 1st Squadron S.A.S., he made application to transfer as an instructor in the Infantry Centre at Ingleburn, N.S.W. He was appointed an Assistant Instructor in December 1969. Further service in the Australian Army to October 1970 is indicated. Sold with a quantity of papers, including attestation, record of service, courses attended, certificates, etc. first with minor edge bruise, some enamel loss to second, Good very fine and better
Code: 50700Price: 1850.00 GBP
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