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FINE SOUTH AFRICA CHINA LONG SERVICE GROUP TO JAMES BUNDAY H.M.S.TERRIBLEQueens South Africa Medal,no clasp,named to: J BUNDAY P.O.1ST CL.H.M.S.TERRIBLE.
China 1900 Medal, no clasp, named to: J BUNDAYP.O.1 CL.H.M.S.TERRIBLE
British War Medal,named to: 110829 J.BUNDAY P.O.R.N.
Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal(Victoria)
Named to: JAS. BUNDAY. LDG SEAN.H.M.S. BOSCOWEN.
Medals average about good vert fine,and toned.
James Bunday was born in Dibden,Hampshire 16th October, 1864.
He joined the Royal Navy on 7th January 1880.He served on numerous Ships and Shore establishments, including: TRIMCOMALEE/BOSCAWEN/INPREGNABLE/NORTHAMPTON/EXCELLENT/DUKE OF WEELINGTONCROCODILE/REDPOLE/V EMMANUEL/ALACRITY/ENCHANTRESS and CORDELIA,before joining H.M.S TERRIBLE on 24th October 1898,and travelling to South Africa and then China,and qualified for those Medals.He joined the Royal Fleet Reserve in Portsmouth,16th January 1902.
He was recalled for WW1 service,and served in H.M.S Victory and Research,for which he qualified for the British War Medal only.
He was invalided with Rheumatism on 12/02/1918,His Long Service Medal was awarded 13/03/1893.
Sold with large copied service record
FINE CAMPAIGN GROUP OF SIX TO BUSH NORFOLK REGIMENT AND NOTTS AND DERBY REGIMENTIndia General Service Medal (1854) clasp: BURMA 1887-89.
Named to: 1499 PTE B BUSH 2ND BN NORF R
Queens South Africa Medal (ghost dates),clasps: CAPE COLONY/PAARDEBERG/JOHANNESBURG.
Kings South Africa Medal,clasps: SOUTH AFRICA 1901/SOUTH AFRICA 1902. Both named to: 1499 PTE B.BUSH.NORFOLK REGT.
1914/15 Star trio,named to: 7138 PTE B BUSH NOTTS &DERBY R.
Benjamin Bush was born in Wortham,near Diss in about 1864.He was serving with the 4th Militia Battalion of the Norfolk Regiment when he attested for the Norfolk Regiment in Great Yarmouth on 6th October,1885 aged 21.Serving in the depot, he went to Gibraltar on 12th December 1885,and in 1886 he was absent from the defaulters roll call,and sent to prison for 3 days with hard labour. After being confined to barracks for eight days for "breaking out of Barracks,and remaining absent, he was sent to India,in 1886.He returned from India in 1890, having qualified for the Burma Medal.He was transferred to the reserve the on 1st August 1894,and gave his address as 6,Goose Lane,Waterloo Road, New Catton. He re-engaged for another 4 years and was recalled for War Service in December 1899.Going to South Africa 4th January 1900,he returned home May 1902, having qualified for his Boer War Medals.
The 1911 Census shows Benjamin living at 32, Auckland Place,Chesterfield as a Widower and working at the Ironworks .On the outbreak of WW1, Benjamin enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters in Derby 9th September 1914.He was posted to Salonika on 12th November 1915,where he served with the H.Q.staff,Salonica Expeditionary Force.Benjamin returned home in September 1916 before being discharged due to no longer being fit for war service 9th May, 1917,and he was awarded the Silver War Badge, no. 174762.Benjamin Bush passed away in Chesterfield in 1948.
Comes with a massive file of research,copied service papers, census returns,etc.etc.(please note- too bulky to send abroad)
An interesting recipient, and a scarce group.
1914 STAR TO BOOTH ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY- KILLED SERVING AS AN OBSERVER WITH THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS1914 Star, named to: 60717 BMBR.L.BOOTH R.F.A.
Medal good extremely fine, in box of issue,with original ribbon,registered envelope,and original "casualty" Record Office receipt.Registered envelope addressed to: Mrs J Booth,20,Green Lane,Featherstone,Pontefract.
Sergeant Leonard Booth, 60717, 23rd Squadron.,Royal Flying Corps who was killed in action on 24th January aged 27.The Son of Elizabeth Booth,of Ackton,Featherstone, Pontefract;husband of Dorothy Booth,of 20,Green Lane,Featherstone,Pontefract,Yorks.He was born at Methley,Yorks,and enlisted at Wakefield.He is buried at the Beauval Communal Cemetery.Leonard Booth attested for the Royal Artillery in 1910.He served in India and at home,and arrived in France on 16/08/1914.He was serving with the 7th Anti-Aircraft Battery when he was attached to the Royal Flying Corps.
According to correspondence that I found on The Great War forum,Sjt Leonard Booth was killed in an accident whilst flying as the observer in FE2b 4970 on 24th January 1917.
Medal is extremely fine or better, with original full-length silk ribbon.
1914/15 STAR TRIO TO MAJOR PHILLIPS-ARMY SERVICE CORPS-A BRIDGE AND RAILWAY BUILDER-ENGINEER AND TREASURE HUNTER!1914/15 Star trio,named to: LIEUT H.L.PHILLIPS.A.S.C (Star)
MAJOR H.L.PHILLIPS (Pair)
Medals about good very fine, mounted on pin for wearing
Served WW1 in the Mechanical Transport Section A.S.C.
His working life was spent building Railways,Docks, Bridges and as a General Engineer in India, working for Burn & Co.Calcutta.and was also at one time held a Government post as chief Engineer of the Port of Rangoon.His retirement was spent building Model Railway Engines,and Traction Engines,and as a Treasure Hunter!
He was appointed leader of of the Sakamvaya Expedition to South America do discover a £12m treasure said to have been hidden in the Andes by the Jesuits 200 years ago.A company was formed,with a capital of £45,000 and a party of 21 members set off with the requisite machinery for excavation pumping and rock crushing.
After many arduous months work in the Andes the expedition had to be abandoned mainly because of heavy rain setting in.and partly because the Bolivian Government did not approve of the venture!
Very little was found-a little gold, jewellery and pottery-insufficient to resume exploration.
On another occasion Major Phillips was a member of an expedition which set out from Southwick in a converted Brixham trawler,the VIGILANT,to search for buried treasure on Cocos Island off the Pacific coast of Panama.Much hard work came to nothing though,as the Costa Rican Government stepped in and confiscated the expeditions plant and machinery, and announced they were turning the Island into a penal settlement.Major Phillips commented:
"One way of thoroughly searching the small Island for Treasure".
Comes with several newspaper cuttings of Major Phillips, one has members of the Expedition sitting on the yard arm of the Vigilant,and several others show Phillips with a Steam Engine he had built,another from the English Mechanic and World of Science, dated 1906, shows Phillips in Burma with a photo of himself with his Children? in a Steam Car he had built himself.Another cutting from the Model Engineer and Electrician dated 1904 is signed by him as Mechanical Superintendent of the Port of Rangoon.Another cutting has Phillips riding on a Steam Train built by himself.Also comes with a history of Burns and Co
A wonderful Archive to an interesting man-worthy of further research.
QUEEN SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL AND 1914/15 STAR TRIO TO LARGE-VOLUNTEER COMPANY NORFOLK REGIMENTQueens South Africa Medal,clasps:CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE/TRANSVAAL/SOUTH AFRICA 1901/SOUTH AFRICA 1902
Named to: 6853 PTE T LARGE VOL COY NORFOLK REGT.
1914/15 Star trio,named to: 19168 PTE. T LARGE NORF R.
Medals about good very fine overall.
No papers survive for either 6853 Pte Large or 19168 Pte Large,but vendor believes him to be the same man as 3804 pte Thomas Large,who was born in the parish of Ringstead,near Hunstanton in 1878.He attested for the 3rd Battalion in 1897,but o]purchased his release on 24th February 1899.He then joined the 2nd Volunteer service Company for service in South Africa.
In 1911 Thomas was living at Hall Farm cottages,Ringstead ,as a cowman with his wife,Margaret,They had 5 children.
Enlisting in the Norfolk Regiment, he served as no 19168,and arrived in France on 19th October 1915.He later saw service with the Essex Regiment,and left the Army on 26th April 1919.Thomas Large died in 1955 aged 76,Sold with copied papers,census returns, etc.etc.
INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL-JOWAKI AND AFGHANISTAN PAIR TO HENDRY-2/9TH FOOT-FROM BURNHAM SUTTON NORFOLK-SERVED FOR 31 YEARSIndia General Service Medal,clasp: JOWAKI.Named to:
1256 PTE WILLM HENDRY 2/9TH FOOT.
Afghanistan Medal 1878-79-80 no clasp. Named to: 1256 PTE W HENDRY 2/9TH FOOT
Very fine and better,both correctly named.Willaim Hendy married Bridget Mcgrath and they travelled to China and Japan, where they had a son,John in 1868.William served in India from 1874,and he and his Family returned to England having served for over 13 years on the Indian subcontinent.He completed 21 years service in 1881.He was allowed to continue his Army service and was finally discharged at his own request, in 1891 having completed nearly 32 years service.
Back home in Burnham Sutton, his wife passed away in 1901,and in 1911 he was was 73 and living at the Foundry yard Burnham Sutton.He stated that he had had 8 children,3 of whom were still alive.He died in 1921.
Comes with copied service papers,census returns, etc etc.
William Hendry was born in Burnham Sutton in 1838,the Son of William and Jane Hendry.
In 1841 they were living at the Nunnery,Burnham Sutton.In 1851 the Family had moved to Burnham Westgate.William Hendry enlisted in the 9th Foot 1860 at Burnham Market.
BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS-TO OAKE ROYAL ENGINEERS-LATER ART MASTER AT KINGS LYNN GRAMMAR SCHOOL-KNOWN ARTIST,DESIGNER AND SCULPTORBritish War and Victory Medals,named to:
171913 CPL H W OAKE R E
Medals about extremely fine,sold with three fine photos of Oake,tro in uniform,and a newspaper,the Lynn New and County Press,dated December 8th 1931-The front page reporting on a visit from Prince Henry to unveil a memorial to Sir William John Lancaster-a Benefactor of the School.The Bronze Memorial Plaque was designed and sculpted by Oake,who was the Art Master at the Grammar School.The newspaper report goes on to describe in great detail the Bronze Plaque
Herbert Walter Oake(1881-1939) was born in Bedington,Cheshire in 1881,and Educated at Edinburgh College of Art.He served as a despatch rider during the Great War,completing a number of war scenes.His art became particularly popular Scotland post-war,and was displayed a number of times at the Royal Scottish Academy,1922-31 and once at the Royal Academy.As Art master at King Edward's Grammar School, King's Lynn,He designed the Memorial to Sir William Lancaster, donor of the School.
interesting lot-worthy of further research
CRIMEA MEDAL-CHARLES GILBERT-72ND REGT-KILLED IN ACTION BEFORE SEBASTOPOL-08/07/1855Crimea Medal,clasp SEBASTOPOL,named to: C GILBERT 72ND REGT.( Officially impressed naming)
Medal about good very fine.
Charles Gilbert 72nd Regt was killed in action before Sebastopol on 08/07/1855.
BOER WAR/1914 STAR TRIO GROUP OF FIVE TO OGILVIE-ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERSQueens South Africa Medal( Ghost dates) calsps: CAPE COLONY/TUGELA HEIGHTS/ORANGE FREE STATE/REL OF LADYSMITH/TRANSVAAL Kings South Africa Medal,clasps; SOUTH AFRICA 1901/SOUTH AFRICA 1902.
NAmed to: 5542 PTE A OGILVIE 2 R SCOTS FUS.
1914 Star trio, named to: 12755 PTE A OGILVIE R SCO FUS
( 2/R Sco Fus on star)
Medals very fine and better
Angus Ogilvie was born in Angus, Dundee, Scotland in 1879.He attested for the Royal Highlanders in August 1897,and transferred to the Royal Scots Fusiliers.He was discharged in 1909,and served for another term of over four years,being finally discharged in April 1914
He then attested for the Royal Scots Fusiliers(Special Reserve) on 27th August, 1914.He arrived in France on the 6/10/1914, and is entitled to the clasp.He later served in the Labour Corps.
In 1917 whilst on escort duties, he went absent without leave whilst escorting prisoners to Barlinnie detention Centre-at Glasgow Central StaTion he asked permission to go to the Lavatory, and apparently dissapeared -later hitting his head whilst falling down the steps of a Tramcar,and ending up in Hospital!
He was discharged in 1919.Copy papers available online
BOER WAR WW1-LONG SERVICE GROUP OF SIX TO REGIMENTAL QUARTER MASTER SERJEANT BRIGHTWELL NORFOLK REGI-LATER CAMBRIDGE REGIMENT.MENTQueens South Africa Medal (ghost dates) clasps: CAPE COLONY/
King's South Africa Medal,clasps: SOUTH 1901 /SOUTH AFRICA 1902
These named to: 4737 PTE W BRIGHTWELL NORFOLK REGT.
1914 Star and (original) clasp trio to: 4737 C.Q.M.SJT W BRIGHTWELL 1/NORF REGT(Star) 4737 C.SJT. on pair.
Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (George V) named to:
4737 C.Q.M.SJT. NORF: REGT.
Medals very fine to extremely fine, contact wear on first two,several e/nicks on Q.S.A.
Walter Augustus Critoph was born in 1880 in Great Yarmouth,the Son of Mary Hannah Critoph.He took the name Brightwell when Hannah married John Brightwell in in 1885.Walter joined the 4th Militia Btn., Norfolk Regiment in 1897,later transferring to the 2nd Btn.He served in South Africa,qualifying for the Queens and King's South Africa Medals.He was severely reprimanded in 1902 on the march to Delhi for not not complying with an order, and neglect of duty.He was posted to the 1st Btn., in 1912 nd promoted to colour Sergeant in in 1913.He served WW1 arriving in France 14th August,
1914.He was appointed Regimental Sergeant Major 2nd Btn.n Cambridge Regiment in August 1918, and was discharged in 1920,retiring as Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant,Army of Occupation.Group comes with a huge archive of copied papers,including Attestation papers,census returns, photo of Brightwell from the Great Yarmouth Mercury souvenir album,etc etc.
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