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C.M.G AWARDED TO MAJOR CLARENCE ROY TURNER-AUSTRALIAN FIELD ARTILLERY AND GOLD COAST RAILWAYS- COMES WITH A SUPERB ARCHIVE OF PHOTOS AND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTSC.M.G.neck badge in original Garrrard box of issue,extremely fine.
London Gazette 12th June 1947:Major Clarence Turner,lately General Manager of the Gold Coast Railway.
Comes with two original photos of Major Turner,in his uniform as an officer in the Australian Field Artillery,and another in Colonial Service dress, wearing his Medals.
Major Clarence Roy Turner was born on 4th September, 1891 In Adelaide,Australia,and was educated at the Brompton School and the Adelaide School of Minies,and when enlisting was living at 40,Leah Street,Forestville,South Australia.He enlisted as a Lieutenant on 1st November 1914,in the 34th Battery Australian Field Artillery.Served Gallipoli,participated as an ordnance officer in battle of Lone Pine.
He was wounded, and mentioned in despatches, 11/07/1919
He was discharged in 1919
Comes with original documents as follows:
Large parchment; Australian Imperial Force record of service,detailing his record of service.Another letter from Australian Imperial Force,additionally mentioning that Major Turner was appointed permanent president of all courts martial at A.I.F. Headqurters, London, until his discharge.
A certificate from the Commonwealth of Australia for the A.I.F. Discharge badge.
A parchment certificate from the South Australian Govt Railways to state that he had served an apprenticeship in fitting and turning.
A letter of thanks from the London Underground for volunteering,and a Motormans certificate from the London Electric Railway.
A memoranda of agreement from the Great Southern Railway of Spain Railway Company dated 1919,employing Turner as the Railways Superintendant's Assistant at Agulilas, Spain,and a letter from the same company dated 1921, detailing his service, and thanking him for his employment (this torn in half).
A certificate from the above stating that his employment had been terminated due to reduced traffic.
A letter/reference from the Commonwealth of Australia,Military adviser, dated January 1922 staiting that Turner was looking for employment in the Colonial Service.
A letter from the Commonwealth of Australia stating that Turner is leaving the service of the High Commisioner,where he worked a superviser of the Australian Graves Services and War Gratuity and Estates Dept.
The original warrant in original envelope for the C.M.G. signed by George VI: Major Clarence Roy Turner,lately General Manager of the Gold Coast Railway.and a letter of enclusure from the Chancery.
Congratulatory letter from The Chancery,The Colonial Office,and the Institute Of Mechanical Egineers congratulating Turner on being awarded the C.M.G.
A map of the Gold Coast.
Major Clarence Roy Turner, C.M.G died on January 9th 1957
A superb lot, worthy of fiurther research
GORLESTON VOLUNTEER LIFEBOAT LIFESAVING MEDAL-CHRISTEAN OCTOBER 14TH 1903Gorleston Volunteer Lifeboat Medal
Obverse: a depiction of a Norfolk and Suffolk type Lifeboat in full sail in a choppy sea,GORLESTON VOLUNTEER LIFEBOAT in a scroll at the bottom.Un-named as issued
Reverse: CHRISTEAN OCT.14TH 1903 within a wreath.
Medal 38 mm with top "Lifebelt" suspension bar and on pin for wearing,with a replacement ribbon.
The Elizabeth Simpson Lifeboat was called to the aid of the 200 ton Swedish Schooner "Christean" on 14th October 1903.On that Wednesday evening guns were heard from the Cross sands and St Nicholas Light Ships, and Coxswain G.Crisp mustered his crew at the boathouse.A message had already been received at Gorleston to tell the R.N.L.I boat not to put out, as The "John Burch" (The Gt.Yarmouth Lifeboat ) was just leaving Yarmouth beach.Nevertheless,it was decided to launch the volunteer Lifeboat The Elizabeth Simpson, and at 6.30 p.m.the 21 man crew launched the Lifeboat on a half-ebb tide with the wind in the south.
The S.S.Burmah of Hull towed out the Elizabteh Simpson to the wreck, which proved to be the three-masted Schooner Christean, a Swedish craft From Fowey to Leith with a cargo of china clay.
She lay on Cross Ridge sand in about three to four feet of water,and great difficulty was experienced by the lifeboat in reaching her,grounding three times and taking about three hours to wear down to the doomed ship.Three of the crew of the Christean were drowned before the arrival of the Lifeboat,having taken to the small boat which was swamped.
The Elizabeth Simpson sustained much damage in effecting the rescue, but she was able to safely return to harbour bringing in the three survivors of the crew of six.This was indeed a splendid piece of work, and but for the launching of the Elizabeth Simpson the consequences would have been dire as the Yarmouth boat was unable to reach the ship against the the head wind and tide.
Comes with a copy of my article "The Gorleston Volunteer Lifeboat Elizabeth Simpson" by Gary Brown,which was published in "The Lifesaving Awards Research Society's Journal" no 36, which also gives a brief history of the boat.
Code: 52136Price: 325.00 GBP
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER (D.S.O.) GEORGE VDistinguished Service Order ( D.S.O.) George V
Centres a little loose, no top bar.
Otherwise about good very fine. enamel work in good condition.
Code: 52135Price: 850.00 GBP
2012 DIAMOND JUBILEE MEDAL2012 Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Medal extremely fine, on pin for wearing, no box
Code: 52134Price: 40.00 GBP
BOER WAR AND WW1 M.S.M.GROUP TO HAMBLING NORFOLK REGIMENT AND FARRIER SJT ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY-ALSO COMES WITH A 1914 STAR TO A SIBLING IN THE NORFOLK REGIMENTQueens South Africa Medal,second type, calsps: RELIEF OF KIMBERLEY/PAADEBERG/JOHANNESBURG.
Kings South Africa Medal,clasps: SOUTH AFRICA 1901/SOUTH AFRICA 1902.These named to: 4600 PTE R HAMBLING NORFOLK REGT British War and Victory Medals, named to: 27 SJT R HAMBLING R..A.
Meritorious Service Medal, (George V) Named to: 876641 FAR: R.HAMBLING R.F.A.
Medals about very fine and better, some contact wear.
Robert Hambling was born in Norwich in 1877.He was serving in the 3rd Btn Norfolk Regiment,along with 4 of his Brothers!-who all went on to join the Norfolk Regiment proper,Robert enlisting on 9th June 1896, his adress given as 9, Dog Yard, Oak St.Norwich.Having served in South Africa he was back home by 1903 when he married Edith Francis Northfield in Norwich.In 1911 he was living at 88, Wodehoiuse Street, Norwich and was a postman.
He re-enlisted into the 3rd East Anglian Brigade Royal Field Artillery (TF) on 3rd November 1915 with the low no of 27 as a Sergeant, later attaing the rank of Farrier Sergeant.He was later numbered as 876641.He was discharged on 30th April, 1919.
M.S.M:London Gazette 17th June,1918.
Comes with some copied papers(full set available online), and many census returns, including his siblings, etc.
Also comes with his brothers 1914 Star, named to: 6919 PTE A. HAMBLING 1/NORF R.
About very fine, on modern ribbon
Arrived in France on 22/08/1914-entitled to the Aug-Nov clasp.
He attested in the Norfolk Regt in 1904-a full set of papers are available online.
QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL TO HOWLETT-NORFOLK REGIMENT-ALSO ENTITLED TO THE INDIAN GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL CLASP BURMA 1887-89Queens South Africa Medal,second type,clasps: CAPE COLONY/PAADEBERG/JOHANNESBURG.Named to:
2083 PTE.P.HOWLETT NORFOLK REGT.
Medal about good very fine, but several e/nicks.
Arthur Howlett was born in in 1870 at Carbrooke, near Watton.He wsa already serving with the 4th Battalion of the Norfolk Regt when he attested for the Norfolk Regiment proper in Great Yarmouth on 6th Janaary, 1888.He served in the East Indies,South Africa and at Home.He was discharged on the 15th January 1901 on his return from South Africa.He is also on the roll for the I.G.S.(1854) clasp Burma 1887-89 his initial correctly given as 'A' Howlett.
The Medal Roll for the Q.S.A. has his initial as 'P', so the Medal is correctly named as per the Medal roll.
Comes with copied Medal roll,census returns etc.Papers available online.
QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL-SHARMAN VOLUNTEER COMPANY NORFOLK REGIMENTQueens South Africa Medal,second type (Ghost dates) clasps: CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE/TRANSVAAL. named to:
6872 PTE C E SHARMAN VOL: COY NORFOLK REGT.
Medal about good very fine, one small edge bruise.
Charles Edward Sharman was born in Great Yarmouth in 1882.He was the Son of tailor George Sharman and his Wife, Harriot.In 1891 they were living in 23 South Market Row,Great Yarmouth.By 1901 they had moved to row 122 no 19,Cecil earning his living as a grocers errand boy.
Charles was serving with the 2nd Vol Btn Norfolk Regiment, when he joined the Regiment proper on 21st January 1902, being posted to the 2nd Volunteer Company.He was discharged on 1st August 1902.
He is on the roll for the 3rd Volunteer Service Company Norfolk Regiment.Comes with copied service papers.census returns, etc.etc.
Charles died in Great Yarmouth in 1948.His Boer War service is commemorated on a tablet in Great Yarmouth Town Hall.
Sharman is an old Yarmouth name,and Charles Sharman, a Trafalgar veteran (Served on the Victory) who was the first custodian of the Nelson Monument that stands on the South Denes Gt Yarmouth springs to mind.His Naval General service Medal has recenty appeared at Auction.
VOLUNTEER FORCE LONG SERVICE MEDAL TO MILLS-2ND VOLUNTEER BTN NORFOLK REGTLong Service Volunteer Force Medal (Victoria)
Named to: CPL A MILLS 2ND V.N. NORF R.(engraved naming)
Medal about good very fine,on original supsension bar and pin for wearing.
Code: 52131Price: 80.00 GBP
ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FIVE-ATTRIBUTED TO C.A. CLARKE R.N.S.R.1939/45 Star,Atlantic Star,Africa Star,1939/45 War Medal, and the Defence Medal.
Medals about extremely with a litte few green deposts on the Stars.
Came with a note, stating medals as awarded to: Cecil Arnold Clarke Royal Navy R.N.S.R.
See item no: 52129 For Medals to his Father.
Code: 52130Price: 50.00 GBP
QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL AND 1914/15 STAR TRIO TO CLARKE-NORFOLK REGIMENTQueens South Africa Medal,second type.with clear ghost dates,calsps; CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE/TRANSVAAL,named to: 3413 PTE C CLARKE NORFOLK REGT.
1914/15 Star trio,named to: 10364 PTE C CLARKE NORF R (S-10364 on star).
Medals about very fine and better.
No papers found.
Private Charles Clarke is listed on the Medal roll for the Queens South Africa Medal, and it states that he was invalided on 21/02/01.
His M.I.C,for WW1 shows him as arriving in France on 25/07/1915,later transferring to the Labour Corps,before being discharged on 12th April 1919.
For the Medals to his Son see item no: 52130
Code: 52129Price: 250.00 GBP
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