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Soviet Russian WW2 Order of Red Star GROUP of 18 Medals & Badges +17 Doc-s Major

Soviet Russian WW2 Order of Red Star GROUP of 18 Medals & Badges +17 Doc-s Major

Soviet Russian WW2 Order of Red Star GROUP of 18 Medals & Badges +17 Doc-s Major

Soviet Russian WW2 Order of Red Star GROUP of 18 Medals & Badges +17 Doc-s Major

Soviet Russian WW2 Order of Red Star GROUP of 18 Medals & Badges +17 Doc-s Major

Soviet Russian WW2 Order of Red Star GROUP of 18 Medals & Badges +17 Doc-s Major

Soviet Russian WW2 Order of Red Star GROUP of 18 Medals & Badges +17 Doc-s Major

Soviet Russian WW2 Order of Red Star GROUP of 18 Medals & Badges +17 Doc-s Major

Soviet Russian WW2 Order of Red Star GROUP of 18 Medals & Badges +17 Doc-s Major

Soviet Russian WW2 Order of Red Star GROUP of 18 Medals & Badges +17 Doc-s Major

Soviet Russian WW2 Order of Red Star GROUP of 18 Medals & Badges +17 Doc-s Major

Soviet Russian WW2 Order of Red Star GROUP of 18 Medals & Badges +17 Doc-s Major

Soviet Russian WW2 Order of Red Star GROUP of 18 Medals & Badges +17 Doc-s Major

ORIGINAL and COMPLETE Documented Group of Awards to a WW2 Soviet Officer. This fabulous group includes 18 decorations, medals and badges as well as 17 award certificates (documenting every award in the group). Awarded to Major Sergei Avetishovich Markarov. The group includes the following awards. Order of the Red Star. #3026417; Order of the Patriotic War , 2. Class #5385593; Medal for Combat Service #1703798; Medal for the Defense of Caucasus ; Medal for Victory over Germany ; Labor Veterans Medal ; Lenin Centenary Meda l (Labor issue); Medals for 20. Anniversary of Victory over Germany ; Medals for 50. Anniversary of the Soviet Armed Forces ; Badge for 25. Anniversary of Victory ; Badge of Shock Worker of Communist Labor ; Badges of a Winner of Socialist Competition of 1973 and 1974. The Order of the Red Star is a post-war issue, from early 1950s. Its made in Sterling Silver with high quality enamel, measures 49.0 mm wide, weighs 30.3 g not including the screw plate (which is made in Melchior alloy). The order is in NEAR MINT condition, with flawless enamel and perfect details. Shows no visible scratches, dings or other wear. The silver parts have attractive dark patina. The screw post is full length; the screw plate is original to the order. The Medal for Combat Service is from mid-1945, variation with rounded, separately applied eyelet (Type 2, Variation 1 according to McDaniel classification). Made in Silver and lacquer (covering the letters). The medal is in excellent condition. The fragile red lacquer in the letters is completely intact, free of the usual chips. The details of the rifle and sword are perfect and crisp. The suspension device is original, a WW2 two-layer model in steel, with self-locking pin. The medal includes original connecting link that has not been cut. The Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd class is Type 3, 1985 veterans issue in Sterling silver and enamels. Weighs 26.6 g not including the screw plate. The order is in perfect condition. The Medal for the Defense of Caucasus is a WW2 Variation 1 (with separately applied eyelet). The medal is in outstanding condition shows almost no wear and has perfectly defined, crisp details. Much of the original fire gilt finish is still present and bright, although there is a small blemish on the reverse. There is nice toning to the brass at the high points of the artwork. The medal comes on original suspension, a WW2 model is steel (same type as the Combat Service Medal above). The Medal for Victory over Germany is in excellent condition and comes on original brass suspension. All the other medals and badges are likewise in very fine / excellent condition, with some occasional blemishes but no significant flaws of any kind. All the ribbons are correct and in new or like new condition. The group includes following award documents (18 in total). Issued on 24 July 1952. The booklet contains entries for two numbered decorations that had been issued by that point: the Red Star and Combat Service Medal listed above. Both entries were made at the same time and are undoubtedly legitimate (this is not one of the made-up groups that we have seen on the market). It is interesting to see that the page showing awards and their serial numbers also has a rectangular ink stamp War veterans ID has been issued. The booklet is in excellent, near mint condition, with tight binding and nicely preserved gold inscription on the cover. The internal pages are immaculately clean and crisp. Order Booklet for the Order of the Patriotic War, 2. In near mint condition. Award Certificate for Medal for the Defense of Caucasus. Issued on 27 May 1945 to Captain Sergei Markarov, it is hand-signed by his current commanding officer, Captain Suvorov, Commander of the 115th Separate Signals Battalion of the Air Forces of the Transcaucasian Front. The document shows ink stamp of the unit. The Caucasus document is in GOOD condition. It has been folded in four for storage as was customary, and as usual, the folds resulted in separations near the margins. To prevent the document from falling apart, the original owner applied backing paper to verso along the folds. The document is free of significant soiling or stains. Award Certificate for Medal for Victory over Germany. Issued on 27 December 1945 to Captain Sergei Markarov, the document is signed by Capt. Gamankov, Commander of the 115th Separate Signals Battalion of the Air Forces of the Tbilisi Military Signals. Interestingly, at that point the unit was still using the old stamp which reads Air Forces of the Transcaucasian Front. Note that documents issued by the Tbilisi Military District are quite rare, because the district had this name for only a very short period, from July 1945 May 1946. The Victory Medal document is in good condition. Shows moderate wear to the edges and some minor finger prints, but overall very presentable and sound. The written text is completely legible. Award Certificates for ALL other medals and badges included in the group. All are in excellent condition. It is interesting to see that the document for the only post-Soviet medal in the group, the 50. Anniversary of Victory (from 1995), is printed in Armenian language, because the recipient lived in Armenia after the breakup of the Soviet Union. It is however filled-out in Russian, and still refers to Margarov by his military rank of Major. Judging by the entries in the jubilee medal documents as well as documents for Socialist Competition badges, Margarov lived in the city of Leninakan (Armenia) after his retirement from the military and worked there in machine building industry. This award group to a WW2 veteran is certainly worthy of further research! Note that the group is COMPLETE: all the awards listed in the documentation are present. The item “Soviet Russian WW2 Order of Red Star GROUP of 18 Medals & Badges +17 Doc-s Major” is in sale since Wednesday, March 8, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Surplus\Medals, Pins & Ribbons”. The seller is “collectrussia” and is located in Tenafly, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Russian Federation
  • Country: Soviet Union
  • Category: Collectibles
  • Original or Reproduction: Original
  • Region or Culture: Russian

Major Knight WW1 OBE MID Victorian QSA City London Volunteer War & Victory medal

Major Knight WW1 OBE MID Victorian QSA City London Volunteer War & Victory medal

Major Knight WW1 OBE MID Victorian QSA City London Volunteer War & Victory medal

Major Knight WW1 OBE MID Victorian QSA City London Volunteer War & Victory medal

Major Knight WW1 OBE MID Victorian QSA City London Volunteer War & Victory medal

Major Knight WW1 OBE MID Victorian QSA City London Volunteer War & Victory medal

Major Knight WW1 OBE MID Victorian QSA City London Volunteer War & Victory medal

Major Knight WW1 OBE MID Victorian QSA City London Volunteer War & Victory medal

Major Knight WW1 OBE MID Victorian QSA City London Volunteer War & Victory medal

Major Knight WW1 OBE MID Victorian QSA City London Volunteer War & Victory medal

Major Knight WW1 OBE MID Victorian QSA City London Volunteer War & Victory medal

Major Knight WW1 OBE MID Victorian QSA City London Volunteer War & Victory medal

Major Knight WW1 OBE MID Victorian QSA City London Volunteer War & Victory medal

IMO Very fine condition plus, OBE, Mentioned in dispatches medal group awarded to Major William Collins Knight. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O. ; British War and Victory Medals, with M. Oak leaves, official impressed, Capt. WW1 served in the 10th Lincolnshire Regt, “Grimsby Chums”, Slight wear, few minor marks, light bruise to QSA, Very fine or better. Promoted Major when awarded OBE. Major Knight WW1 OBE MID Victorian QSA City London Volunteer War & Victory medal. Boer War WW1 OBE MID British War & Victory medals Major Knight City of London Volunteers & Lincolshire Regt IMO Very fine condition plus, OBE, Mentioned in dispatches medal group awarded to Major William C Knight. WW1 served in 10th Btn Lincolnshire Regt, “Grimsby Chums”, Slight wear, few minor marks, light bruise to QSA, Very fine or better. London Gazette 3 June 1919: For valuable service rendered in connection with military operations in France William Collins Knight was born in Wandsworth, London in 1878, Father William Thomas Knight and Mother Georgiana Northmore Knight, he had one older sister and four younger brothers (1891 census). He joined the 1st City of London Rifle Volunteers in 1896 and was a Cadet Sergeant-Instructor in that unit, while civilly employed as a clerk in the drapery trade, when he volunteered for the City of London Imperial Volunteers in 1900. He served in the Infantry Battalion of the C. During the Boer War. An article in the City Press, 14 November 1900, reports on a dinner for 6 returning C. In 1906 he married Lilly Warren in Wandsworth, London. In the 1911 census they were living in Streatham, London, had a daughter aged 2 and servant. Following the outbreak of the Great War, Knight was commissioned Temporary Lieutenant in the 9th (Reserve) Battalion (aged about 35), Lincolnshire Regiment on 10 December 1914 and promoted Temporary Captain, attached 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment ” Grimsby Chums”, on 1 April 1916, serving on the Western Front from 2 April 1917. Staff, Fourth Army, he was Mentioned in Field Marshal Haigs Despatch of 16 March 1919 (London Gazette 8 July 1919), promoted to Major and for his services during the Great War was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. He died in 1936 aged 58, recorded Battersea, London. Paperwork of history included, medal index card WW1 for WW1 pair, OBE & MID, medal roll extract for QSA, not entitled KSA. BATTLE OF DIAMOND HILL. This took place on 11 and 12 June 1900 during the Second Boer War. Fourteen thousand British soldiers squared up against four thousand Boers and forced them from their positions on the hill. The British cavalry were under the command of Sir Ian Hamilton. He despatched Robert Broadwood’s 2nd Cavalry brigade, which included the 10th Royal Hussars, 12th Royal Lancers and the Household Cavalry Regiment, on a Special Mission. As the sun came up it was a bitterly cold Monday morning… We are hidden in the hills at Donkerhoek… Confided Botha to his diary. As a detachment of 10th Hussars swung off to the right, they were attacked from Diamond Hill. A section of Q Battery RHA attempted to return artillery fire, but had no infantry support, until the 12th Lancers arrived on the front line. The Boers pressed the matter hard. Two squadrons of Household Cavalry Regiment and one squadron of the 12th Hussars charged at full gallop at Boers firing from concealed positions. On 13th the Botha’s army retreated to the north, they were chased as far as Elands River Station, only 25 miles from Pretoria, by Mounted Infantry and De Lisle’s Australians. Forty-four years after the battle, British General Ian Hamilton opined in his memoirs that “the battle, which ensured that the Boers could not recapture Pretoria, was the turning point of the war”. Hamilton credited Winston Churchill with recognizing that the key to victory would be in storming the summit, and risking his life to signal Hamilton. Lincolnshire Regiment 9th (Reserve) Battalion (December 1914 to April 1916) Formed in Lincoln in November 1914 as Service battalion, part of K4. November 1914 : came under command of 91st Brigade, original 30th Division. February 1915: moved to The Hayes, Swanwick in Derbyshire. 10 April 1915 : became a reserve battalion. Lincolnshire Regiment 10th (Service) Battalion (Grimsby) (April 1916 to April 1917) Often known by its original name of the Grimsby Chums. Formed at Grimsby on 9 September 1914 by the Mayor and Town. June 1915 : came under command of 101st Brigade, 34th Division. FOURTH ARMY HQ movements (April 1917 – 1919) 15 April 1917: Villers Carbonnel 5 July 1917: Malo-les-Bains 25 October 1917 : Rosendael (Dunkirk) 5 November 1917 : Dury 9 November 1917: staff and HQ of Fourth Army takes over from Second Army at Cassel. On 20 December 1917 what had been Second Army was renamed as Fourth Army. On 13 March 1918 the units under Fourth Army were placed under command of the reconstituted Second Army and four days later what had been Fourth Army was renamed as Second Army. 22 March 1918 : Querrieu 25 March 1918 : Picquigny-sur-Somme 27 March 1918 : Abbeville. Next day, Fourth Army took over command of Fifth Army. The latter ceased to exist on 2 April 1918. 30 March 1918 : Auxi-le-Chateau 31 March 1918 : Flixecourt 2 April 1918 : Dury 5 April 1918 : Flixecourt. 30 August 1918 : Bertangles 25 September 1918 : Eterpigny 14 October 1918 : Montigny Farm (Roisel, HQ located in a train) 3 November 1918 : Honnechy (in a train) 16 November 1918 : Avesnes 30 November 1918 : Ham-sur-Heure 10 December 1918 : Namur. FOURTH ARMY BATTLES WW1 from April 1917 Pursuit of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line (March-April 1917) The Battle of Amiens (August 1918) The Second Battles of the Somme 1918 (August-September 1918) The Battles of the Hindenburg Line (September-October 1918) The final advance in Picardy (October-November 1918). Create your brand with Auctiva’s. Attention Sellers – Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Major Knight WW1 OBE MID Victorian QSA City London Volunteer War & Victory medal” is in sale since Tuesday, August 25, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\19th Century (1800-1899)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “theonlineauctionsale” and is located in Offchurch. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: Boer War (1899-1902)
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1816-1913

Major Hadwick RA GSM Palestine WW2 Africa Italy Star wounded Monte Cassino medal

Major Hadwick RA GSM Palestine WW2 Africa Italy Star wounded Monte Cassino medal

Major Hadwick RA GSM Palestine WW2 Africa Italy Star wounded Monte Cassino medal

Major Hadwick RA GSM Palestine WW2 Africa Italy Star wounded Monte Cassino medal

Major Hadwick RA GSM Palestine WW2 Africa Italy Star wounded Monte Cassino medal

Major Hadwick RA GSM Palestine WW2 Africa Italy Star wounded Monte Cassino medal

Major Hadwick RA GSM Palestine WW2 Africa Italy Star wounded Monte Cassino medal

Major Hadwick RA GSM Palestine WW2 Africa Italy Star wounded Monte Cassino medal

Major Hadwick RA GSM Palestine WW2 Africa Italy Star wounded Monte Cassino medal

1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine 1945-48 official impressed name Capt. Mounted for wear, surname of last partially officially corrected, IMO very fine plus, see pictures for condition. Roy Hadwick Born February 1920 Grimsby, Humberside, father Donald Hadwick mother Frances (Cook), in 1939 census he was noted as on leave in Preston, from 5th Anti Aircraft battery, living with the Riddell family. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant and acting Captain, from being a Cadet, in the Royal Artillery in September 1940. He advanced to Lieutenant in August 1942 and temporary Captain 1942, reported wounded in action in Italy February 1944 (Probably Monte Cassino). Home on leave May 1944 he married Hazel Woodhouse Gillet in Belper Derbyshire, they had two children. 1945-48 He was in Palestine, medal roll signed off by commander of 41st Regiment (Formerly 2nd Field Regiment RA), He was promoted to full Captain in February 1947. Hadwick advanced to Major in February 1954, and retired in March 1958. Died in Derbyshire in 2001 aged 81. Major Hadwick RA GSM Palestine WW2 Africa Italy Star wounded Monte Cassino medal. Major Hadwick WW2 Africa Italy 1939-45 star GSM Palestine 1945-48 group. El Alamein 1942 – Afrika Corps Germans in Panzer IV surrender to British Tommies. The Headquarters (HQ) of 2nd AGRA was formed at the Scotch Corner Hotel, Darlington, on 24 August 1942 from elements of Headquarters RA, First Army. It was assigned to First Army for the landings in North Africa (Operation Torch), and first went into action in March 1943, supporting IX Corps in Tunisia. It was with V Corps by the end of the campaign in May 1943, and then prepared for the Allied invasion of Italy. Royal Field Artillery North Africa – anti tank gun 2nd Field Regiment Royal Artillery The make-up of an AGRA during the Italian Campaign was extremely flexible: it could include army field regiments (25-pounders), medium regiments (4.5-inch or 5.5-inch guns) and heavy regiments (7.2-inch howitzers). It might also be augmented with 3.7-inch heavy anti-aircraft (HAA) guns loaned by the AA brigades for additional ground support fire. 2nd AGRA landed at Salerno in Italy with X Corps soon after the assault landings (Operation Avalanche) on 9 September 1943. 12th AA Brigade was responsible for the AA defence of the beachhead, and its HAA guns had also been firing in support of the infantry divisions during the first few days before 2nd AGRA arrived. When the break-out from the beachhead got under way on 18 September, 12th AA Bde provided a Light AA battery to protect 2nd AGRA’s medium gun areas around Mango. 2nd AGRA then supported X Corps in its advance to Naples and the crossing of the River Volturno. In the advance beyond the Voluturno it was reinforced by 214 (Southsea) Battery from 57th (Wessex) HAA Regiment, to fire in the medium role and the followed the advance in the HAA role. Scammell Pioneer tractor towing a 7.2-inch howitzer of 56th Heavy Regiment round a tight corner in Italy, 23 December 1943. The utility of the 3.7-inch gun for medium artillery work, and the declining threat from the Luftwaffe, meant that HAA units were increasingly used in the ground fire role. Despite the confusion in titles, 2nd AA Brigade actually operated as’2nd AGRA (AA)’ in the later stages of the campaign. In December 1943 2nd AGRA fired in support of 201st Guards Brigade’s attack up’Bare Arse Ridge’ on 6 November during the during the Battle of Monte Camino. Monte Cassino 1944 It supported 56th (London) Infantry Division of X Corps during the assault crossing of the Garigliano in January 1944, In February 1944, 2nd AGRA was sent with three field and five medium regiments to support the New Zealand Corps in operations against Monte Cassino (Captain Hadwick wounded February 1944). By late May, 2nd AGRA was supporting X Corps’ advance after Operation Diadem had broken through the German Winter Line, and in the subsequent pursuit to Lake Trasimeno and advance to Florence, with the following order of battle. It continued with X Corps during Operation Olive to breach the Gothic Line in August, and was with II Polish Corps in October. For the Allied Spring 1945 offensive in Italy (Operation Grapeshot), 2nd AGRA supported V Corps with five medium regiments 56th Heavy Rgt having been transferred to 21st Army Group in Belgium by that stage. At the end of the war HQ 2nd AGRA appears to have been redesignated HQ 180th Infantry Brigade in the Central Mediterranean Force. British troops in Palestine 1945-48 In November 1947, the United Nations recommended the partition of Palestine and the establishment of Arab and Jewish States. On 15 May 1948, Britain gave up her mandate. The British Army departed from Palestine leaving the Jews and the Arabs to fight it out in the war that followed. The campaign had cost 338 British lives. The clasp Palestine 1945-48 was added to the General Service Medal and awarded to soldiers who served in Palestine between 27 September 1945 (the date a state of emergency was declared) and 30 June 1948 (when the last British troops departed). Palestine 1945-48 – 41st Field Regiment Royal Artillery Dates Locations- Batteries – Equipment 1947.04.01 RHQ 2nd Field Regt RA retitled RHQ 41st Field Regiment RA with 88, 105 and 135 Fld Btys redesignated from 35, 42 Fld Btys, and 53 Bty of 53/87 Fld Bty respectively 1947.04 Palestine: Camp 22 88, 105 and 135 Fld Btys, 25pdr 1948.05 Egypt: Suez Canal Zone: Moascar, El Ballah, Tel-el-Kebir 88, 105 and 135 Fld Btys. Create your brand with Auctiva’s. Attention Sellers – Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Major Hadwick RA GSM Palestine WW2 Africa Italy Star wounded Monte Cassino medal” is in sale since Monday, June 29, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “theonlineauctionsale” and is located in Leamington Spa. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)

Ww1, Ww2 & Palestine Group Of Medals To Major Nesham M. B. E, M. I. D Croix De Guerre

Ww1, Ww2 & Palestine Group Of Medals To Major Nesham M. B. E, M. I. D Croix De Guerre

Ww1, Ww2 & Palestine Group Of Medals To Major Nesham M. B. E, M. I. D Croix De Guerre

Ww1, Ww2 & Palestine Group Of Medals To Major Nesham M. B. E, M. I. D Croix De Guerre

Ww1, Ww2 & Palestine Group Of Medals To Major Nesham M. B. E, M. I. D Croix De Guerre

Ww1, Ww2 & Palestine Group Of Medals To Major Nesham M. B. E, M. I. D Croix De Guerre

Ww1, Ww2 & Palestine Group Of Medals To Major Nesham M. B. E, M. I. D Croix De Guerre

Ww1, Ww2 & Palestine Group Of Medals To Major Nesham M. B. E, M. I. D Croix De Guerre

Ww1, Ww2 & Palestine Group Of Medals To Major Nesham M. B. E, M. I. D Croix De Guerre

Ww1, Ww2 & Palestine Group Of Medals To Major Nesham M. B. E, M. I. D Croix De Guerre

Ww1, Ww2 & Palestine Group Of Medals To Major Nesham M. B. E, M. I. D Croix De Guerre

Ww1, Ww2 & Palestine Group Of Medals To Major Nesham M. B. E, M. I. D Croix De Guerre

Ww1, Ww2 & Palestine Group Of Medals To Major Nesham M. B. E, M. I. D Croix De Guerre

Offered is a magnificent set of 15 medals, relating to the service of Major & Honorary Colonel Edward William Nesham, Royal Engineers, who was noted as both a famous civilian cartographer & serving officer, being twice mentioned during WW1 for operations at Gallipoli, again twice mentioned in France, winning a Croix de Guerre in both World Wars. He lived and worked in Canada, Lagos, Gold Coast & Nigeria, whilst serving in the Lagos Defence Force, Gold Coast Local forces & Royal West African Frontier Force. During WW2 he served R. Survey directorate, HQ British Forces Palestine & Trans Jordan, when he was awarded his M. E, post war stayed on as a Lands Officer and awarded the General Service Medal with clasp Palestine 1945-48 for service in Palestine. The medal group includes the following awards: The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M. (Military) Member’s 2nd type breast Badge, silver; 1914-15 Star and British War Medal (both these name erased); Victory Medal, with M. Oak leaves impressed named Major E. NESHAM; 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45 un named as issued; General Service 1918-62, clasp, Palestine 1945-48, impressed named E. NESHAM; Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937; Efficiency Decoration, G. Medals professionally court mounted for wear. Group comes with extensive research, London Gazette entries, medal rolls & original decorated citation document for the French Croix de Guerre, this damaged and in two pieces, being hand signed by Marshal Petain , C in C Armies of the East. London Gazette 30 December 1941. Major Nesham was in charge of the Survey directorate at H. During the operations in Iraq and Syria. He was almost single handed but succeeded in organising a most efficient system for the production and issue of maps required for the operations. He was imbued with the need for supplying on demand all the requirements of the forces in maps and it was due solely to his great energy and personal efforts that he succeeded so well in doing so. He never spared himself and his work was consistently of a high standard. 59 Efficiency Decorations (Gold Coast) listed in the Gold Coast Gazette between 1938-56. (Acting Major), 73rd Field Company R. During the period of 22.7.18 to 3.8.18 and in particular during the day of 2 August 1918, he worked incessantly. When the enemy was fighting in retreat under pressure from infantry, he followed their advance, clearing the roads of all obstacles, constructing two bridges over the River Oise. He informed Headquarters about the condition of the roads, provision of water and ammunition dumps in the re-conquered territory. Croix de Guerre 1939, unconfirmed. Was born on 10 June 1888 at Holborn, the son of Charles Courtenay Nesham, Gentleman, of 6 Great Ormond Street, London. Educated at Torquay High School, he took employment as a land surveyor before serving briefly as 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Volunteer Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment from 1906-07. Moving to Canada, Nesham was an articled pupil at the Dominion Observatory in Ottawa from 1909-13 and was later employed by the Canadian Government’s International Boundary Survey Board. Granted a commission as Temporary 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers on 30 January 1915, Nesham transferred home to England and witnessed active service in Gallipoli from 1 June 1915 and France thereafter. Promoted Temporary Lieutenant on 16 November 1916, Acting Captain on 12 September 1917 and Acting Major on 13 January 1918, he was thrice mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 28 January 1916, 14 December 1917 & 7 July 1919, refer), and awarded the French Croix de Guerre when attached to the French Army on the Marne. Following the cessation of hostilities, Nesham took employment in 1924 as a surveyor on the Gold Coast. He remained there until 1936 and served throughout that time as a Major in the Gold Coast Local Forces. He was awarded the 1935 Jubilee Medal as a Civil Servant of the Survey of the Survey Department (Gold Coast Gazette 9 May 1935, refers). A year later he moved to Nigeria and became Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Surveyor General on 12 May 1937. He served as Major in the Lagos Defence Force and was also in the European Reserve Force, being granted an Emergency Commission to the General List on 3 September 1939. For distinguished service in the Middle East, Nesham survived the war and relinquished his commission on 30th August 1946. Granted the rank of Honorary Colonel and later served in Palestine as a civilian, likely carrying out survey work. He retired to Rochester, Kent, and died at home on 22 April 1960. We list militaria and coins weekly. We provide quality mounted medals, badges and historical research. We can mount your miniature or full size medals, ribbon bars or supply replacement ribbons or badges. We can also conduct military research on your behalf and value cherished objects with a current market or insured value. 2/135 Russell St, Morley, WA. We run two specialist military auctions per year. Items are accurately described & photographed. Additional costs for this standard service will be added for this service based on publicly available Australia Post rates. Please note, these items are located and will be posted from Australia. We appreciate fair feedback from you once you receive the item. We aim to give you, the customer our best customer service. The item “WW1, WW2 & PALESTINE GROUP OF MEDALS TO MAJOR NESHAM M. B. E, M. I. D CROIX DE GUERRE” is in sale since Wednesday, July 8, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\1914 – 1918 (WWI)”. The seller is “jb_military_antiques_14″ and is located in 2/135 Russell St, Morley, Perth, WA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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  • Country: Britain
  • Product Type: Medals
  • Era: 1910s

WW1 Military Cross MID medal group Major Dunkley RE & WW2 59th Staffordshire Rgt

WW1 Military Cross MID medal group Major Dunkley RE & WW2 59th Staffordshire Rgt

WW1 Military Cross MID medal group Major Dunkley RE & WW2 59th Staffordshire Rgt

WW1 Military Cross MID medal group Major Dunkley RE & WW2 59th Staffordshire Rgt

WW1 Military Cross MID medal group Major Dunkley RE & WW2 59th Staffordshire Rgt

WW1 Military Cross MID medal group Major Dunkley RE & WW2 59th Staffordshire Rgt

WW1 Military Cross MID medal group Major Dunkley RE & WW2 59th Staffordshire Rgt

WW1 Military Cross MID medal group Major Dunkley RE & WW2 59th Staffordshire Rgt

WW1 Military Cross MID medal group Major Dunkley RE & WW2 59th Staffordshire Rgt

WW1 Military Cross MID medal group Major Dunkley RE & WW2 59th Staffordshire Rgt

WW1 Military Cross MID medal group Major Dunkley RE & WW2 59th Staffordshire Rgt

WW1 Military Cross MID medal group Major Dunkley RE & WW2 59th Staffordshire Rgt

WW1 Military Cross MID medal group Major Dunkley RE & WW2 59th Staffordshire Rgt

The reverse engraved’Lieut. In block capitals; British War and Victory Medals 1914-19, with M. ; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, recently mounted swing-style, very fine plus (5) M. London Gazette 1 January 1918. The MC is granted in recognition of “an act or acts of exemplary gallantry during active operations against the enemy on land”, in WW1 this was an officers only award, a high class 2nd level bravery award. Charles Henry Dunkley served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Royal Engineers from August 1915 on the Western Front, rising to Lieutenant on 1 July 1917. He was mentioned in dispatches (London Gazette, 11 December 1917), also receiving the M. In the 1918 New Year’s Honours. Promoted to Acting Captain on 16 April 1919, he continued to serve during the inter-war years. On 6 August 1939, as another conflict with Germany loomed, Dunkley became a Major (Territorial) in the South Staffordshire Regiment (London Gazette, 22 December 1939), retiring from active service with Staffordshire Regt in 1941, on the “Unemployed” Majors list but probably active within Home Guard / Home services, for further research. Great War WW1 Military Cross MID group Royal Engineers & 59th Staffordshire Regt. WW1 Great War group Mentioned in Dispatches (MID) Military Cross, British War & Victory medals plus WW2 Defence and war medal Battle of Arras 1917 Medals in excellent condition with very little wear and definition of design is sharp, as good as you could find and has not suffered like some from over polishing, medal index card confirming MID emblem and WW1 pair, some history supplied confirming Military cross, for further research, please see pictures for condition Royal Engineers tunnel under “No Man’s Land” Military Cross, G. Royal Engineers-Arras 1917 Charles Henry Dunkley served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Royal Engineers from August 1915 on the Western Front, rising to Lieutenant on 1 July 1917. Preparation for the Battle of Arras 1917 Royal Engineers Arras 1917 From October 1916 the Royal Engineers had been working underground, constructing tunnels for the troops in preparation for the Battle of Arras in 1917. Beneath Arras itself there is a vast network of caverns called the boves, consisting of underground quarries and sewage tunnels. The engineers came up with a plan to add new tunnels to this network so that troops could arrive at the battlefield in secrecy and in safety. The size of the excavation was immense. In one sector alone four Tunnel Companies of 500 men each worked around the clock in 18-hour shifts for two months. Men of the South Staffordshire Regiment WW2 The South Staffordshire Territorial Regiment became part of the 59th (Staffordshire) Infantry Division. In March 1939, after Germany re-emerged as a significant military power and occupied Czechoslovakia, the British Army increased the number of divisions in the Territorial Army (TA) by duplicating existing units. The 59th (Staffordshire) Motor Division was formed in September 1939, as a second-line duplicate of the 55th (West Lancashire) Motor Division. The division’s battalions were all, initially, raised in Staffordshire. 59th Staffordshire Regiment Established using the motor division concept, the division was formed with only two infantry brigades, rather than the usual three for an infantry division, and was fully mobile. The intention was to increase battlefield mobility, enabling the motor divisions to follow armoured forces through breaches in the enemy frontline to rapidly consolidate captured territory. Following the Battle of France, the concept was abandoned. The division was allocated a third infantry brigade, and became the 59th (Staffordshire) Infantry Division. I will use 1st class recorded on lower value items but please be patient if your item is delayed, the post is very safe and items are tracked, thanks for understanding. China, Russia, Australia and New Zealand are particularly bad due to closed boarders. Thanks for your patience and understanding during these strange times, stay safe and well. Create your brand with Auctiva’s. Attention Sellers – Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. China, Russian Federation, Australia and New Zealand particularly bad at the moment due to countries closing boarders, restricting flights, social distancing measures etc. These rules may be relaxed, May, June, July in stages and post will start moving again. The item “WW1 Military Cross MID medal group Major Dunkley RE & WW2 59th Staffordshire Rgt” is in sale since Friday, May 8, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Other World War I Militaria”. The seller is “theonlineauctionsale” and is located in England. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1914-1945

Boer War WW1 Officer Group of 5 Medals Major H W Paxton Royal Field Artillery

Boer War WW1 Officer Group of 5 Medals Major H W Paxton Royal Field Artillery

Boer War WW1 Officer Group of 5 Medals Major H W Paxton Royal Field Artillery

Boer War WW1 Officer Group of 5 Medals Major H W Paxton Royal Field Artillery

Boer War WW1 Officer Group of 5 Medals Major H W Paxton Royal Field Artillery

Boer War WW1 Officer Group of 5 Medals Major H W Paxton Royal Field Artillery

Boer War WW1 Officer Group of 5 Medals Major H W Paxton Royal Field Artillery

Boer War WW1 Officer Group of 5 Medals Major H W Paxton Royal Field Artillery

Boer War WW1 Officer Group of 5 Medals Major H W Paxton Royal Field Artillery

Boer War WW1 Officer Group of 5 Medals Major H W Paxton Royal Field Artillery

Boer War WW1 Officer Group of 5 Medals Major H W Paxton Royal Field Artillery

A Group of 5 original medals, Queen’s South Africa 3 clasps Cape Colony Orange Free State and Transvaal, King’s South Africa 2 clasps and 1914-15 Star trio to Major H W Paxton R. (Lieut on Boer war medals). All medals are officially named, the KSA and trio officially impressed, the QSA officially engraved. In very good condition. The item “Boer War WW1 Officer Group of 5 Medals Major H W Paxton Royal Field Artillery” is in sale since Friday, March 13, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\19th Century (1800-1899)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “blancheblans” and is located in Stratford Upon Avon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Service: Army

Named Ww2 Air Medal Jacket Army Air Corps Major Wings Pilot Wwii Flying Cross

Named Ww2 Air Medal Jacket Army Air Corps Major Wings Pilot Wwii Flying Cross

Named Ww2 Air Medal Jacket Army Air Corps Major Wings Pilot Wwii Flying Cross

Named Ww2 Air Medal Jacket Army Air Corps Major Wings Pilot Wwii Flying Cross

Named Ww2 Air Medal Jacket Army Air Corps Major Wings Pilot Wwii Flying Cross

Named Ww2 Air Medal Jacket Army Air Corps Major Wings Pilot Wwii Flying Cross

Named Ww2 Air Medal Jacket Army Air Corps Major Wings Pilot Wwii Flying Cross

Named Ww2 Air Medal Jacket Army Air Corps Major Wings Pilot Wwii Flying Cross

Named Ww2 Air Medal Jacket Army Air Corps Major Wings Pilot Wwii Flying Cross

Named Ww2 Air Medal Jacket Army Air Corps Major Wings Pilot Wwii Flying Cross

Named Ww2 Air Medal Jacket Army Air Corps Major Wings Pilot Wwii Flying Cross

Named Ww2 Air Medal Jacket Army Air Corps Major Wings Pilot Wwii Flying Cross

Named Ww2 Air Medal Jacket Army Air Corps Major Wings Pilot Wwii Flying Cross

Named Ww2 DFC Award Class A Jacket Army Air Corps Major Mark Fredson. From Washington state, this officer had a lot of time in the war. 4 Pacific battle stars, DFC, I have not put in for his records but shouldnt be a problem getting them. Lovely jacket, overall good condition. Lining in the center has come unstitched but not very noticeable as shown in photos. The item “Named Ww2 Air Medal Jacket Army Air Corps Major Wings Pilot Wwii Flying Cross” is in sale since Friday, December 20, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms”. The seller is “reconvintage45″ and is located in Dallas, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.
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Egypt Sudan 1882-9 Ww1 Lsgc Medal Group Wounded Tamaai Sgt Major Rifle Corps

Egypt Sudan 1882-9 Ww1 Lsgc Medal Group Wounded Tamaai Sgt Major Rifle Corps

Egypt Sudan 1882-9 Ww1 Lsgc Medal Group Wounded Tamaai Sgt Major Rifle Corps

Egypt Sudan 1882-9 Ww1 Lsgc Medal Group Wounded Tamaai Sgt Major Rifle Corps

Egypt Sudan 1882-9 Ww1 Lsgc Medal Group Wounded Tamaai Sgt Major Rifle Corps

Egypt Sudan 1882-9 Ww1 Lsgc Medal Group Wounded Tamaai Sgt Major Rifle Corps

Egypt Sudan 1882-9 Ww1 Lsgc Medal Group Wounded Tamaai Sgt Major Rifle Corps

Egypt Sudan 1882-9 Ww1 Lsgc Medal Group Wounded Tamaai Sgt Major Rifle Corps

Egypt Sudan 1882-9 Ww1 Lsgc Medal Group Wounded Tamaai Sgt Major Rifle Corps

Egypt Sudan 1882-9 Ww1 Lsgc Medal Group Wounded Tamaai Sgt Major Rifle Corps

Egypt Sudan 1882-9 Ww1 Lsgc Medal Group Wounded Tamaai Sgt Major Rifle Corps

THE EGYPT AND SUDAN CASUALTY GROUP TO A LONG SERVING REGIMENTAL SERGEANT-MAJOR OF THE KING’S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS, WHO WAS SEVERELY WOUNDED AT THE. OF TAMAAI ON 13 MARCH 1884. ALSO SERVED IN THE 1. BOER WAR AND EGYPT 1882 CAMPAIGN. EGYPT AND SUDAN 1882-9, DATED REVERSE, 3 CLASPS, TEL-EL-KEBIR, SUAKIN 1884, EL-TEB_TAMAAI 4220. BRITISH WAR MEDAL 1914-20 R-5733 W. MIL:S:MAJ: C. KHEDIVE’S STAR 1882, unnamed as issued. Charles Duffin , aged 18, from Hythe, Kent, enlisted into the 76. Dec 1879, he transferred to the 3. Kings Royal Rifle Corps. He was promoted Corporal in June 1882, Lance Sergeant June 1885, Sergeant June 1886, Colour Sergeant in August 1886, Sergeant Major (Militia) Oct 1896 and Sergeant Major (WO) on 1. Nov 1880 until 22. Feb 1882, therefore taking part in the 1. Boer War, the 3/60. Being noted in particular for the battle of. He further served in. Feb 1882 until July 1882. July 1882 until May 1884 ; including the. He further served in Cyrus and. Feb 1885 until Dec 1891, the rest of his service being at home. Duffin is noted as being severely wounded in action at the battle of Tamaai (gunshot wound to left thigh). Here he was one of 214 British casualties that day and one of just 5 to the Rifle Corps. For the British, this was the costliest in casualties of all the battles of the. A local newspaper also notes. Sergeant Major Duffin, now aged 50, was discharged at Woolwich on 24. His conduct unsurprisingly, was noted as exemplary, his service 32 years and confirms all awards/clasps. At the outbreak of WW1, Duffin reenlisted with the Rifles for a year on 10. October 1914, though in the event he was not discharged until 18. June 1918, by which time he was Regimental Sergeant Major. Reason given; age and defective memory. His entire service was at home during the Great War and was. Entitled to the BWM only (MIC confirms). Condition GF/VF a little polished and usual pitting on. Last part of naming of Regt on 1. Two from largely lost from contact with Star, rest of naming on these two and BWM fine; areas effected noted as. A good group to a long serving Sergeant Major of the Rifle Corps who would have seen a great deal of action. Additionally a very scarce casualty to the Rifles for the battle of Tamaai. The following is from A Brief History of the Regiment. The 3rd Battalion, under Lieutenant-Colonel Cromer Ashburnham, remained in South Africa, and was quartered at Pietermaritzburg, when in January, 1881, the Boers, under Joubert, invaded Natal. Major-General Sir George Colley, the High Commissioner and Commander. In-Chief, having assembled at. A small force, which included the 3rd Battalion, advanced and attacked the Boers on the 28th in position at Laing’s Nek. Battalion in part covered the left flank, and in part formed a reserve to the assaulting column. The attack was repulsed with heavy loss, and the Battalion covered the retreat, but did not lose many men. On the 25th of January the 2nd Battalion arrived from. In a state of the highest efficiency after its successful experience in the Afghan War. It marched forthwith to join headquarters at. Where it remained until the armistice in March. 8th, 1881, The Boers, as a result of their victory at Laing’s Nek, made a desperate eriort to sever the communications between Coney’s force at Mount Prospect, and the advanced base at. The General accordingly took prompt steps to avert this catastrophe, and thus. It came about that on the 8th of February was fought on the. An action as glorious as any in the history of the 60th. Colley, with two 9-pounder R. Guns, thirty-eight men of the Mounted Infantry, and five companies of the 3rd Battalion, under Ashburnham, marched early on the 8th from Prospect upon Newcastle, crossed the Ingogo River, and, on ascending the heights beyond, was attacked from all sides shortly before noon. The British position was a plateau covered with short grass, rocks, and boulders; whereas the kloofs and slopes occupied by the Boers were also not only strewn with rocks, but overgrown with. Long grass, which being three and four feet high afforded excellent cover. The troops, though completely surrounded, maintained the fight for nearly seven hours, until at last, in the gloom of approaching night and a heavy thunderstorm, the fire ceased and the enemy sullenly withdrew. The Battalion had lost five out of thirteen officers, and 119 out of 295 other ranks; of I Company only one officer and thirteen men were left, but nowhere had the enemy gained ground. The survivors, without food or water, and with ammunition running short. But with courage and discipline still unshaken, then faced the last ordeal of that long day. Little could be done for the wounded, except to collect and leave them with the chaplain, the doctor, and a few other non-combatants; and then, in drenching rain and darkness only broken by flashes of lightning, the few remaining horses were hooked into the guns, and the little force moved silently across the veldt to the river, which was in flood, and had to be forded breast high. So slippery was the ground from the rain that the horses could not draw the guns ; this for the last few miles was done by the Riflemen. At 8.30 a. Prospect Camp was reached after a peculiarly strenuous test of the courage and endurance of the troops. “The conduct of all ranks throughout this trying day was admirable, ” wrote Sir George Colley in his despatch. The comparatively young soldiers of the 60th Rifles behaved with the steadiness and coolness of veterans. At all times perfectly in hand, they held or changed their ground as directed without hurry or confusion ; though under heavy fire, themselves fired steadily, husbanding their ammunition and at the end of the day, with sadly reduced numbers formed and moved off the ground with the most perfect steadiness and order; and, finally, after eighteen hours of continuous fatigue, readily and I cheerfully attached themselves to the guns, and I dragged them up the long hill from the Ingogo, when the horses were unable to do so. On the night of the 26th of February Sir George Colley decided to seize Majuba Hill by a night march Feb. A hazardous undertaking which was ably executed. The following day the Boers in three assaulting columns, covered by the rifle fire of their largely superior force. Carried the mountain with splendid gallantry, and completely defeated the small British force of 414 soldiers and sailors. Two companies of the 3rd Battalion were posted upon the lower spurs of the mountain, and with a third company sent out later with ammunition they covered. The retreat, but were only slightly engaged. The brave and accomplished Colley dauntless to the end died a soldier’s death upon the summit of the mountain, and deplorable indeed was the loss in officers and men of the force engaged. A peace insisted upon by the British Government brought this unhappy campaign to a close little to the satisfaction of the troops concerned. The 3rd Battalion, under Colonel Ashburnham, had been moved from. When the outbreak of hostilities in. Caused it to be despatched with the 38th Regiment to. On the 18th of July, shortly after the bombardment of. It landed while the city was still in flames, and formed part of the advanced force under Major-General Sir Archibald Alison. A portion of the Battalion took part with the Mounted Infantry, on the 22nd of July, in the first engagement of the campaign at Mallaha Junction, eight miles from. And again in the reconnaissance in force on. The 5th August near Ramleh. On August the 18th, upon the arrival of Sir Garnet Wolseley, it embarked for. And took part in the actions of Tel-el-Mahuta on the 25th, and Kassassin on the 9th of September, when the enemy, about 13,000 strong, was completely defeated. Ashburnham, which had been organised for the night. March of the 12th-13th September and the assault of the lines of Te-el-Kebir at daylight. The Brigade forming the support of the Highland Brigade closed up at the beginning of the battle as day began to dawn, and gave a timely assistance in the assault of the enemy’s lines. The Battalion in two lines pressed eagerly forward with its accustomed dash, and entered. The Egyptian works at about the centre of the position, where Major Cramer, second in Command, was wounded, and had his horse shot under him. After an ebb and flow of strenuous bayonet fighting the enemy gave way on all sides, and, suffering great losses, were. Broken and dispersed in headlong flight. Was captured, and the war ended, upon which the Battalion formed part of the army of occupation. In February, 1884, the Battalion, under Ashburnham, was ordered to Suakim, where it served in a Brigade under that distinguished Rifleman, Major- General Sir Redvers Buller, as part of General Sir Gerald Graham’s force. On the 29th of February it took part in the defeat of the Dervishes at El Teb, and on the 13th of March it was present at the critical battle of Tamai. The troops were in two squares, one under Sir Gerald Graham, commanding the force, the other under Buller. Graham’s square was broken, and in the confusion some of its men poured a volley into Buller’s, causing one face to run in. Sir Redvers at once rode outside the square, and, with great coolness, rallied his men. By restoring the formation he undoubtedly staved off a terrible disaster, for, had the square been really broken, nothing could have saved. This action ended the Campaign. PLEASE NOTE; If you have any questions and require more images please get in touch. SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS FOR SIMILAR ITEMS. KEYWORDS: MEDAL MEDALS BOER EGYPT SUDAN ZULU AFGHANISTAN ASHANTEE SOUTH AFRICA KILLED WOUNDED 1879 1880 1881 1882 1884 1885 1899 PIRATES WW1 ROYAL NAVAL NAVY ARMY BRIGADE AWARD CAPTAIN COMMANDER LIEUTENANT OFFICER. NAPOLEONIC NAPOLEON 1793 NELSON WELLINGTON WATERLOO KILLED WOUNDED 1815 INDIAN MUTINY. The item “EGYPT SUDAN 1882-9 WW1 LSGC MEDAL GROUP WOUNDED TAMAAI SGT MAJOR RIFLE CORPS” is in sale since Monday, December 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\19th Century (1800-1899)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “albatrosj1″ and is located in SCOTLAND. This item can be shipped worldwide.

Egypt Sudan 1882-9 Ww1 Lsgc Medal Group Wounded Tamaai Sgt Major Rifle Corps

Egypt Sudan 1882-9 Ww1 Lsgc Medal Group Wounded Tamaai Sgt Major Rifle Corps

Egypt Sudan 1882-9 Ww1 Lsgc Medal Group Wounded Tamaai Sgt Major Rifle Corps

Egypt Sudan 1882-9 Ww1 Lsgc Medal Group Wounded Tamaai Sgt Major Rifle Corps

Egypt Sudan 1882-9 Ww1 Lsgc Medal Group Wounded Tamaai Sgt Major Rifle Corps

Egypt Sudan 1882-9 Ww1 Lsgc Medal Group Wounded Tamaai Sgt Major Rifle Corps

Egypt Sudan 1882-9 Ww1 Lsgc Medal Group Wounded Tamaai Sgt Major Rifle Corps

Egypt Sudan 1882-9 Ww1 Lsgc Medal Group Wounded Tamaai Sgt Major Rifle Corps

Egypt Sudan 1882-9 Ww1 Lsgc Medal Group Wounded Tamaai Sgt Major Rifle Corps

Egypt Sudan 1882-9 Ww1 Lsgc Medal Group Wounded Tamaai Sgt Major Rifle Corps

Egypt Sudan 1882-9 Ww1 Lsgc Medal Group Wounded Tamaai Sgt Major Rifle Corps

THE EGYPT AND SUDAN CASUALTY GROUP TO A LONG SERVING REGIMENTAL SERGEANT-MAJOR OF THE KING’S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS, WHO WAS SEVERELY WOUNDED AT THE. OF TAMAAI ON 13 MARCH 1884. ALSO SERVED IN THE 1. BOER WAR AND EGYPT 1882 CAMPAIGN. EGYPT AND SUDAN 1882-9, DATED REVERSE, 3 CLASPS, TEL-EL-KEBIR, SUAKIN 1884, EL-TEB_TAMAAI 4220. BRITISH WAR MEDAL 1914-20 R-5733 W. MIL:S:MAJ: C. KHEDIVE’S STAR 1882, unnamed as issued. Charles Duffin , aged 18, from Hythe, Kent, enlisted into the 76. Dec 1879, he transferred to the 3. Kings Royal Rifle Corps. He was promoted Corporal in June 1882, Lance Sergeant June 1885, Sergeant June 1886, Colour Sergeant in August 1886, Sergeant Major (Militia) Oct 1896 and Sergeant Major (WO) on 1. Nov 1880 until 22. Feb 1882, therefore taking part in the 1. Boer War, the 3/60. Being noted in particular for the battle of. He further served in. Feb 1882 until July 1882. July 1882 until May 1884 ; including the. He further served in Cyrus and. Feb 1885 until Dec 1891, the rest of his service being at home. Duffin is noted as being severely wounded in action at the battle of Tamaai (gunshot wound to left thigh). Here he was one of 214 British casualties that day and one of just 5 to the Rifle Corps. For the British, this was the costliest in casualties of all the battles of the. A local newspaper also notes. Sergeant Major Duffin, now aged 50, was discharged at Woolwich on 24. His conduct unsurprisingly, was noted as exemplary, his service 32 years and confirms all awards/clasps. At the outbreak of WW1, Duffin reenlisted with the Rifles for a year on 10. October 1914, though in the event he was not discharged until 18. June 1918, by which time he was Regimental Sergeant Major. Reason given; age and defective memory. His entire service was at home during the Great War and was. Entitled to the BWM only (MIC confirms). Condition GF/VF a little polished and usual pitting on. Last part of naming of Regt on 1. Two from largely lost from contact with Star, rest of naming on these two and BWM fine; areas effected noted as. A good group to a long serving Sergeant Major of the Rifle Corps who would have seen a great deal of action. Additionally a very scarce casualty to the Rifles for the battle of Tamaai. The following is from A Brief History of the Regiment. The 3rd Battalion, under Lieutenant-Colonel Cromer Ashburnham, remained in South Africa, and was quartered at Pietermaritzburg, when in January, 1881, the Boers, under Joubert, invaded Natal. Major-General Sir George Colley, the High Commissioner and Commander. In-Chief, having assembled at. A small force, which included the 3rd Battalion, advanced and attacked the Boers on the 28th in position at Laing’s Nek. Battalion in part covered the left flank, and in part formed a reserve to the assaulting column. The attack was repulsed with heavy loss, and the Battalion covered the retreat, but did not lose many men. On the 25th of January the 2nd Battalion arrived from. In a state of the highest efficiency after its successful experience in the Afghan War. It marched forthwith to join headquarters at. Where it remained until the armistice in March. 8th, 1881, The Boers, as a result of their victory at Laing’s Nek, made a desperate eriort to sever the communications between Coney’s force at Mount Prospect, and the advanced base at. The General accordingly took prompt steps to avert this catastrophe, and thus. It came about that on the 8th of February was fought on the. An action as glorious as any in the history of the 60th. Colley, with two 9-pounder R. Guns, thirty-eight men of the Mounted Infantry, and five companies of the 3rd Battalion, under Ashburnham, marched early on the 8th from Prospect upon Newcastle, crossed the Ingogo River, and, on ascending the heights beyond, was attacked from all sides shortly before noon. The British position was a plateau covered with short grass, rocks, and boulders; whereas the kloofs and slopes occupied by the Boers were also not only strewn with rocks, but overgrown with. Long grass, which being three and four feet high afforded excellent cover. The troops, though completely surrounded, maintained the fight for nearly seven hours, until at last, in the gloom of approaching night and a heavy thunderstorm, the fire ceased and the enemy sullenly withdrew. The Battalion had lost five out of thirteen officers, and 119 out of 295 other ranks; of I Company only one officer and thirteen men were left, but nowhere had the enemy gained ground. The survivors, without food or water, and with ammunition running short. But with courage and discipline still unshaken, then faced the last ordeal of that long day. Little could be done for the wounded, except to collect and leave them with the chaplain, the doctor, and a few other non-combatants; and then, in drenching rain and darkness only broken by flashes of lightning, the few remaining horses were hooked into the guns, and the little force moved silently across the veldt to the river, which was in flood, and had to be forded breast high. So slippery was the ground from the rain that the horses could not draw the guns ; this for the last few miles was done by the Riflemen. At 8.30 a. Prospect Camp was reached after a peculiarly strenuous test of the courage and endurance of the troops. “The conduct of all ranks throughout this trying day was admirable, ” wrote Sir George Colley in his despatch. The comparatively young soldiers of the 60th Rifles behaved with the steadiness and coolness of veterans. At all times perfectly in hand, they held or changed their ground as directed without hurry or confusion ; though under heavy fire, themselves fired steadily, husbanding their ammunition and at the end of the day, with sadly reduced numbers formed and moved off the ground with the most perfect steadiness and order; and, finally, after eighteen hours of continuous fatigue, readily and I cheerfully attached themselves to the guns, and I dragged them up the long hill from the Ingogo, when the horses were unable to do so. On the night of the 26th of February Sir George Colley decided to seize Majuba Hill by a night march Feb. A hazardous undertaking which was ably executed. The following day the Boers in three assaulting columns, covered by the rifle fire of their largely superior force. Carried the mountain with splendid gallantry, and completely defeated the small British force of 414 soldiers and sailors. Two companies of the 3rd Battalion were posted upon the lower spurs of the mountain, and with a third company sent out later with ammunition they covered. The retreat, but were only slightly engaged. The brave and accomplished Colley dauntless to the end died a soldier’s death upon the summit of the mountain, and deplorable indeed was the loss in officers and men of the force engaged. A peace insisted upon by the British Government brought this unhappy campaign to a close little to the satisfaction of the troops concerned. The 3rd Battalion, under Colonel Ashburnham, had been moved from. When the outbreak of hostilities in. Caused it to be despatched with the 38th Regiment to. On the 18th of July, shortly after the bombardment of. It landed while the city was still in flames, and formed part of the advanced force under Major-General Sir Archibald Alison. A portion of the Battalion took part with the Mounted Infantry, on the 22nd of July, in the first engagement of the campaign at Mallaha Junction, eight miles from. And again in the reconnaissance in force on. The 5th August near Ramleh. On August the 18th, upon the arrival of Sir Garnet Wolseley, it embarked for. And took part in the actions of Tel-el-Mahuta on the 25th, and Kassassin on the 9th of September, when the enemy, about 13,000 strong, was completely defeated. Ashburnham, which had been organised for the night. March of the 12th-13th September and the assault of the lines of Te-el-Kebir at daylight. The Brigade forming the support of the Highland Brigade closed up at the beginning of the battle as day began to dawn, and gave a timely assistance in the assault of the enemy’s lines. The Battalion in two lines pressed eagerly forward with its accustomed dash, and entered. The Egyptian works at about the centre of the position, where Major Cramer, second in Command, was wounded, and had his horse shot under him. After an ebb and flow of strenuous bayonet fighting the enemy gave way on all sides, and, suffering great losses, were. Broken and dispersed in headlong flight. Was captured, and the war ended, upon which the Battalion formed part of the army of occupation. In February, 1884, the Battalion, under Ashburnham, was ordered to Suakim, where it served in a Brigade under that distinguished Rifleman, Major- General Sir Redvers Buller, as part of General Sir Gerald Graham’s force. On the 29th of February it took part in the defeat of the Dervishes at El Teb, and on the 13th of March it was present at the critical battle of Tamai. The troops were in two squares, one under Sir Gerald Graham, commanding the force, the other under Buller. Graham’s square was broken, and in the confusion some of its men poured a volley into Buller’s, causing one face to run in. Sir Redvers at once rode outside the square, and, with great coolness, rallied his men. By restoring the formation he undoubtedly staved off a terrible disaster, for, had the square been really broken, nothing could have saved. This action ended the Campaign. PLEASE NOTE; If you have any questions and require more images please get in touch. SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS FOR SIMILAR ITEMS. KEYWORDS: MEDAL MEDALS BOER EGYPT SUDAN ZULU AFGHANISTAN ASHANTEE SOUTH AFRICA KILLED WOUNDED 1879 1880 1881 1882 1884 1885 1899 PIRATES WW1 ROYAL NAVAL NAVY ARMY BRIGADE AWARD CAPTAIN COMMANDER LIEUTENANT OFFICER. NAPOLEONIC NAPOLEON 1793 NELSON WELLINGTON WATERLOO KILLED WOUNDED 1815 INDIAN MUTINY. The item “EGYPT SUDAN 1882-9 WW1 LSGC MEDAL GROUP WOUNDED TAMAAI SGT MAJOR RIFLE CORPS” is in sale since Sunday, October 20, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\19th Century (1800-1899)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “albatrosj1″ and is located in SCOTLAND. This item can be shipped worldwide.

WW1 British DSO Mons Star MID Medal Grouping to Major Bather Royal Artillery

WW1 British DSO Mons Star MID Medal Grouping to Major Bather Royal Artillery

WW1 British DSO Mons Star MID Medal Grouping to Major Bather Royal Artillery

WW1 British DSO Mons Star MID Medal Grouping to Major Bather Royal Artillery

WW1 British DSO Mons Star MID Medal Grouping to Major Bather Royal Artillery

WW1 British DSO Mons Star MID Medal Grouping to Major Bather Royal Artillery

WW1 British DSO Mons Star MID Medal Grouping to Major Bather Royal Artillery

WW1 British DSO Mons Star MID Medal Grouping to Major Bather Royal Artillery

WW1 British DSO Mons Star MID Medal Grouping to Major Bather Royal Artillery

WW1 British DSO Mons Star MID Medal Grouping to Major Bather Royal Artillery

WW1 British DSO Mons Star MID Medal Grouping to Major Bather Royal Artillery

A used WW1 British DSO Mons Star MID Medal Grouping to Major Bather Royal Artillery. This grouping is in excellent condition and comes complete with the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) 1914 Star with the 5th Aug-23rd Nov 1914 Bar (Mons Star), British War Medal, Victory Medal with a MID Oak Leaf and the Defense Medal. Major Edward John Bather “Lord of the Manor and Patron of the Living” was commissioned 23/7/1910 and went overseas with the BEF on 14/8/1914. Bather was awarded his DSO while at Arras on 4/6/1917 as the Commanding Officer of D Bty, 124th Brigade 37th Division. Major Bather was also Mentioned in Dispatches 3 separate times on 4/1/1917, 18/5/1917 and 7/7/1919. During WW2 he served with the home guard where he earned his Defence Medal. The DSO and Defence medal are both unnamed. The 1914 Star is named to Lieut E. J Bather RFA and the British War Medal and Victory Medal are both named to Major E. This group also comes with research and some service records, including the Medal index card. The item “WW1 British DSO Mons Star MID Medal Grouping to Major Bather Royal Artillery” is in sale since Wednesday, May 15, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Great Britain\Medals, Pins & Ribbons”. The seller is “military*antiques*toronto” and is located in Toronto, Ontario. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia.