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M.B.E. (MILITARY) GROUP OF SEVEN TO CAPTAIN GILLINGS ROYAL SIGNALSM.B.E.(Military) 1939/45 Star,Italy Star,Defence Medal,1939/45 War Medal,1953 Coronation Medal, and Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal,with clasp REGULAR ARMY.
Long Sevice Medal named to: 2317281 W.O.CL2 G.J.GILLINGS.R.SIGNALS.
Medals about good very fine,mounted on pin for wearing.
M.B.E.London Gazette 1st June,1953.Captain (Quartermaster)
Gordon Jack Gillings (345774) Royal Corps of Signals.
Comes with copied Recommendation and Citation dated 16th January 1953, Catterick Camp:
"Captain Gillings has been Quartermaster of 7, training Regiment Royal Signals for the past five years during which time,amongst his other duties,he has been responsible for clothing and equipping upwards of sixty thousand Regular and National Service recruits.It is mainly due to his personal efforts in this line that the very high standard of dress and turn-out of Royal Signals soldiers has been possible.
During his service with the regiment,Captain Gillings has carried out his duties in a manner worthy of the highest praise.He has ever given of his best and has in no way spared himself in the execution of his duty and in any other Unit activity.His little spare time has been devoted to the interests of the Regiment and in every way has given far more than his duties require of him.
His conscientiousness, spirit of co-operation,loyalty,devotion to duty,and utter diesregard of self have been an outstanding example to all ranks of the Regiment".
Code: 52185Price: 310.00 GBP
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
ROYAL HOUSEHOLD AND ROYAL VICTORIAN MEDAL GROUP OF FIVE TO WILLIAM SHURLEYRoyal Victorian Medal (Elizabeth II) in original box of issue, and outer cardboard box.
1935 Jubilee Medal,1937 Coronation Medal, and Royal Household Long and Faithful Service Medal (George VI ) 1928-1948.(Also entitled to a 30 years clasp, and 40 years clasp
Named to Shurley William -these three mounted as worn.
Elizabeth II Coronation Medal in box of issue.
Medals good very fine to extremely fine.
Royal Victorian Medal: London Gazette 1st January 1960.William Shurley.
William Shurley,Metalsmith,Superintendat's Staff,Windsor Castle.He was awarded the George VI Long and Faithful service medal February 1948, the 30 years clasp 11 Feb 1958, and the 40 years clasp 11 Feb 1968.
ROYAL VICTORIAN MEDAL-GEORGE V-IN BOX OF ISSUERoyal Victorian Medal(George V ) Extremely fine
In box for the The Royal Victorian Medal,but may not be for this issue, as Medal does not fit snugly into the box,but in good order.
Code: 52096Price: 265.00 GBP
M.B.E. (Civil ) IN GARRARD BOX OF ISSUEM.B.E. (Civil) in original Garrard case of issue
M.B.E bears hallmarks for 1919
Extremely fine,case in good order
QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA AND IMPERIAL SERVICE MEDAL-TO FREDERICK RUSSELL 19TH HUSSARSQueens South Africa Medal, clasps: TRANSVAAL/SOUTH AFRICA 1901/SOUTH AFRICA 1902.
Named to: 3051 PTE F RUSSELL 19TH HUSSARS.
Imperial Service Medal,(George V Coinage head) named to: FREDERICK RUSSELL.
Medals are good very fine/extremely fine.1901/1902 clasps on South Africa Medal has a piece of wire for attachment to Transvaal clasp.
Imperial Service Medal,London Gazette 22nd March 1929."Frederick Russell Postman,Leeds"
Frederick James Russell was born in Callesley,Daventry, Northamptonshire, in 1869.He atteste for the 19th Hussars in 1887,
He was discharged in 1899, and re-enlisted in 1899 for a further period of four years.
Comes with coped Medal rolls showing entitlement, and copy of London Gazette page.
SERVING BROTHER OF THE ORDER OF ST JOHN OFFICERS BREAST BADGE-TOGETHER WITH BRONZE MEDAL NAMED TO: 141551 HENRY B HAZELLOrder Of St John Serving Brother Breast Badge(early type)
Together with a Bronze St John AmbulAnce Association Bronze Medal,named to:141551 HENRY B HAZELL.
About very fine,Breast badge has edge bruise.
Apparently awarded to Hazell whilst serving with St John Railway Association.
Code: 51881Price: 35.00 GBP
DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL GROUP OF FOUR TO HODGSON-6TH NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS Distinguished Conduct Medal,George V, named to: 265393 A CPL J HODGSON.6/NORTH'D FUS :
1914/15 Star trio, named to: 2367 PTE. J.HODGSON NORTH'D FUS (CPL on pair)
Medals about good very fine, on pin for wearing.
D.C.M.London Gazette 3rd September,1918.265393 A/Cpl. J.Hodgson,North'd Fus (Benwell) For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty,When ammunition was running short he succeeded in bringing up a fresh supply at a very critical time.The rest of his party were casualties.
Arrived in France 20/04/1915.
Code: 51694Price: 1325.00 GBP
MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL GROUP TO KEEN ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERTBritish War and Victory Medals,Meritorious Service Medal (GeorgeV)
Pair named to: 17709 B.Q.M.SJTS KEEN R A
Meritorious Service Medal named to: 17709 B.Q.M.SJT S KEEN R.F.A.
Medals about good very fine,edge nick on M.S.M.
Also entitled to a 1914/15 Star.
Arrived in France 30/08/1915.
M.S.M. London Gazette: 05/06/1919 Peace Gazette
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