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Pilot Officer W.B. Yates, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, a DFC winner who was killed on 20th February 1944 Distinguished Flying Cross, Geo VI, reverse dated 1944, 1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Defence Medal and War Medal 39-45, all unnamed as issued. With typed casualty slip to Pilot Officer W.B. Yates, D.F.C., Original WW2 Casualty Scroll and copy of recommendation, Distinguished Flying Cross Pilot Officer Wilson Birwell Yates (161407), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No.630 Squadron. ‘Pilot Officer Yates has taken part in attacks against many strongly defended objectives in Germany, including 7 of the recent operations against Berlin. He has always shown extreme keenness and determination. In September 1943, while attacking Hanover, his aircraft was pursued by an enemy fighter. As a result of the successful evasive action taken by Pilot Officer Yates, his own aircraft escaped unscathed, while the enemy aircraft was damaged. This officer has invariably displayed high courage and devotion to duty.’. His DFC was confirmed in the London Gazette 21st December 1945, with it noting he was deceased since the time of his award. A combat report for the aircraft dated 15th February 1944 on a mission to Berlin, detailing the attack of a German fighter on his Lancaster, having returned fire, the fighter broke to starboard and was not seen again, no claim was made by the crew, copy of squadron records detailing missions and notable events from his missions. Pilot Officer Pilot Wilson Birwell Yates DFC, 630 Squadron, died on 20th February 1944, aged 31, the son of George and Sarah Ann Yates, husband of Lily Yates, of Anchorsholme, Cleveleys, Lancashire and is buried in Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery.
With extensive research CWGC info London Gazette entries various combat reports and details from Operations Record Book for 630 and 57 Squadrons
Condition Nearly extremely fine
A First World War Military Medal Group to 42169 Corporal B. Vertigan, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Military Medal, Geo V, named to 42169 Corporal B. Vertigan, Essex Regiment. British War Medal and Victory Medal both named to 42169 Corporal B. Vertigan, Essex Regiment. Military Medal, London Gazette 23rd July 1919. With photocopies of paperwork, a National Registration ID card, along with a letter from the Imperial War Museum, thanking her for a letter offering to donate Vertigan’s documents from the First World War to them, and asking what these documents entail.
With LG details MIC copy letters re. award of his MM from his Officer Commanding V111 Army Corps.
WW1 service records Died in 1998 in East Dereham in Norfolk, aged 99.
Condition Good very fine
Code: 51301Price: 545.00 GBP
Military Cross GV group of three to Major FMS Kent R.F.AMilitary Cross GV/BWM/VICTORY(Major F.M.S Kent)
MC LG 18th October 1917 Lt Frederic Silvers Kent R.F.A with copy pages.
With copy pages from LG dated 7th March 1918 listing citations for awards made on the 18th October 1917.
Lt Frederic Mark Silvers Kent R.F.A.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in successfully extinguishing the fire at an ammunition dump at his battery position and so saving the lives of many men.
With MIC to France May 1916 originally from Shropshire occupation Architect with research from Ancestry.
Code: 51308Price: 1000.00 GBP
MSM group of three to Petty Officer W.Hale HMS DryadChina Medal 1900 no clasp (W.Hale Able Seaman HMS Goliath/Royal Navy Meritorious Service Medal (154347 A.Hale Petty Officer "Canada" Services During War)/Royal Navy LSGC ED V11 (154347 Walter Hale Petty Officer 1st Class HMS Dryad).
MSM LG 17th July 1919 with copy service sheet.
Hale was an errand boy in Brighton when he signed up very scarce combination.
Code: 51305Price: 895.00 GBP
MM GV pair to Private A.Donker KRRC formerley a Bugler in the Royal Marines in China.MM GV(42938 Private A.Donker KRRC)/China Medal 1900 no clasp(A.Donker Bugler Royal Marines HMS Isis).
Rifleman A Donker was killed in action on the 1st November 1918 on the Western Front and is buried at Harlebeke New British Cemetery.
Born and enlisted in Bethnal Green London.
With MIC naval history sheet copy war diary confirms that Donker was one of the 3 killed and 9 wounded when a single shell landed in "D" Company's billet he was serving with 18th Battalion KRRC at the time.
Condition few edge bruises to MM otherwise GVF/NEF.
Scarce group to a Bugler
Code: 51306Price: 825.00 GBP
A scarce Plymouth City Police Good Service medal Plymouth City Police Good Service Medal in fitted case of issue in Thomas Farrorini Ltd Birmingham case of issue unnamed as issued silver hallmarked with attached bar to ribbon for wear with 2x ribbon bars.
Together with St.Johns Ambulance Association Beckley Cup Competition winners medal with bar dater 1932 awarded and named to Police Constable Richard John Screech by the Chief Constable of Plymouth City Police Mr.A.K.Wilson.
Richard John Screech was born on the 23rd August 1896 and served during WW1 enlisting in the RGA on the 10th August 1914 serving with the 122nd Siege Battery and was awarded the MM for Bravery in the field LG 23rd February 1918.
His papers show he was wounded in action after the war he joined the Plymouth Borough Police with copy service papers details from Ancestry.
Copy pages from the LG with regards to the award of his MM
MIC various copy pages from the Western Morning News and Mercury 1927/1929x2/1933 in which Screech is mentioned in various articles in his role as a Police officer in the Plymouth Police with regards to various tragedies that happened in which he was involved in his role as a Police Officer.
Only 172 Plymouth Good Service Medals were presented making this pair rare to a Police Constable in the Plymouth Police who won the MM in the 1st WW.
Code: 51309Price: 375.00 GBP
China Medal 1900 no claspnamed in engraved style to Deputy Examiner J.Delaney Military Accounts Department very rare rank and unit for a China Medal.
Code: 51302Price: 395.00 GBP
Fowle Family Medal Group Volunteer Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Ed VII, named to 1244 Gunner W. Fowle, 1st Dorset Royal Garrison Artillery Volunteers. Sons Medals – British War Medal and Victory Medal both named to 41924 Private C.H. Fowle, Somerset Light Infantry. Memorial Plaque named to Charles Henry Fowle. Killed in action 27th May 1918, and buried at Chambrecey British Cemetery, whilst serving with 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire Regiment). Born and Resident of Lower Parkstone, Dorset, enlisted at Poole, Dorset. Plaque lightly polished and mounted in wooden frame.
With research CWGC info Personal details of Charles Henry Fowle from Lower Parkstone Dorset MIC details from Ancestry and Graves Registration Report Form.
Code: 51298Price: 275.00 GBP
2nd WW casualty group to Sgt R.M.Badger RAF KIA Italy in a Wellington of 104 Squadron in November 19441939-45 Star/Italy Star/Defence Medal/War Medal in original Air Ministry forwarding box addressed to M.S.Badger Esq "Lyndhurst",4,Queen Alexandra Rd.North Shields,Northumberland.
Together with his Air Council condolence slip in the name of Sergeant R.M.Badger and medal issuance slip confirming the above entitlement and a war time portrait photograph.
Reginald Milburn Badger commenced his operational career in 104 Squadron a Wellington unit operating out of Foggia Italy in October 1944.
Accompanying copied extracts from the units Operation Record Book listing him as having participated in several operations in the period leading up to his death in action including 2 or 3 parachute supply missions.
It was on a similar mission on the night of 10-11 November 1944 a supply drop in the North-East of Italy that his Wellington failed to return.
The son of Mark Smith Badger of North
Badger was 21 years of age and is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.
The remains of 2 of his crew the pilot Flying Officer Jack Pickles and bomb aimer Flying Officer Herbert Waite were recovered and interred in Bari War Memorial.
China Medal 1900 no claspW.Butcher Leading Stoker 1st Class HMS Dido with copy medal roll confirming entitlement.
Code: 51303Price: 325.00 GBP
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