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QUEENS MEDITERRANEAN MEDAL-TO REDHEAD LOYAL NORTH LANCS REGT

QUEENS MEDITERRANEAN MEDAL-TO REDHEAD LOYAL NORTH LANCS REGT

Queens Mediterranean Medal.
Named to: 6069 PTE.R.REDHEAD.L.N.LANCS REGT.
Medal about good very fine.
Confirmed on roll
Scarce

Code: 52506

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VICTORY MEDAL TO COLONEL RANALPUS JOHN CARTHEW OF WOODBRIDGE ABBEY-A NOTED NUMISMATIST

VICTORY MEDAL TO COLONEL RANALPUS JOHN CARTHEW OF WOODBRIDGE ABBEY-A NOTED NUMISMATIST

Victory Medal,named to: COL.R.J.CARTHEW.
Medal about good very fine, on short piece of original ribbon.
Colonel Ranulphus John Carthew was born in 1863.
He was commissioned as a Lieutenant into the Royal Artillery Militia 3rd Brigade Eastern Division (London Gazette October 16, 1885.
He is listed as Lieutenant Colonel ,and Honorary Colonel in the Suffolk Royal Field Reserve Artillery, London Gazette June 22nd 1909.In World War One he served as a Colonel on the Staff.(Special Appt)
He was a J.P and Chairman of Woodbridge Urban District Council. He was also the first director of the Suffolk branch of the British Red Cross Society which was formed in 1909.He was also a noted Numismatist ,a member of both the British Numismatic Society and the Royal Numismatic Society. He collected Seventeenth Century Trade Tokens.
He lived at the Abbey, Woodbridge ,and died in 1943.
Comes with copied London Gazettes, further research, etc. and a copy photo of Carthew.
For his miniature medal group, see item no: 52498


Code: 52499

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QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA/WORLD WAR ONE GROUP TO PAYMASTER CAPTAIN GEORGE LUCKHAM

QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA/WORLD WAR ONE GROUP TO PAYMASTER CAPTAIN GEORGE LUCKHAM

Queens South Africa Medal, no clasp, named to;
PAY'R C.M.LUCKHAM R.N. H.M.S.PEARL.
1914/15 Star trio, named to: FT PAYR.C.M.LUCKHAM R.N.(Star) PAY.COMMR.C.M.LUCKHAM.R.N.
Medals about good very fine, court mounted for wear.
Charles Minty Luckham was born in Wareham, Dorset on 23rd September, 1866.The 1871 census records him living at The Farm House, Studland, Wareham, Dorset, where his Father is a Farmer. He was educated privately and at Honiton Grammar School .He entered the Royal Navy as an Assistant Clerk at Duke of Wellington 16th July, 1883.Appointed to H.M.S. Rupert as Clerk on 11th July 1884,he was promoted Assistant Paymaster 23 September 1887.Continuing to serve ashore and afloat, his most notable appointments were H.M.S. Penelope on the Cape, South Africa Station 7th December 1895,promoted Paymaster 19th August 1899,H.M.S.Magnificent. 1st June 1899 as Personal Secretary to the second in command of the Channel Squadron, H.M.S. Pearl. 17th December 1901,Royal Arthur and H.M.S. Euryalus as Personal Secretary to the Commander In Chief Australia,10th November 1902, appointed Victory 1906 for victualling and Meat courses, Victory for leave 24th March.1906, Victory for for study abroad 3rd May,1906.Appointed H.M.S. Terpsichore 10th November 1906,Joining Victory and appointed Fleet Paymaster on 1st March, 1908.
Appointed Personal Secretary to the Commander in Chief, Portsmouth Command 23rd March 1908,appointed H.M.S. Hecla 10th May 1910,H.M.S. Topaz 1st May 1912,H.M.S.Dido 29th August 1913,Attentive II 1st January 1914,H.M.S.Hecla 11th May 1914,Dolphin 11th May 1917, and appointed to The Royal Naval College, Isle of Wight 15th January 1920.Promoted Paymaster Captain 1st January 1921,appointed Victory II 21st May 1921,placed on half pay 18th June, 1921 and retired as Paymaster Captain on 12th October 1921.He died at Wyke Regis, Dorset on 26th September 1934, and left a Widow Mary Emmeline.
His Son, Cyril Luckham was a well known Film, Television and Stage actor whose most notable rolls were "A Man for all Seasons" "The Guardians" and "The Alphabet Murders ".He was a familiar face on the small screen in the 1960's and 1970's appearing in many Television Shows and plays. Like his Father he had joined the Royal Navy, but had been Invalided out in 1931.He died in 1989.
Comes with copied service papers, typed synopsis of his career, etc.

Code: 52485

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BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS-TO NAVAL CHAPLAIN J.D. Mc CARTHY M.A.-SERVED 25 YEARS AS A NAVAL CHAPLAIN

BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS-TO NAVAL CHAPLAIN J.D. Mc CARTHY M.A.-SERVED 25 YEARS AS A NAVAL CHAPLAIN

British War and Victory Medals, named to:
CHAPN.J.D. MC CARTHY.
Medals extremely fine, on orginal stitched silk ribbons.
James Desmond Mc Carthy M.A. details taken from Crockfords: Born 16th September,1877 Darlington.
St.Peters Coll Cam.B.A.1897,M.A.1901.Win.C.of St..Mary's.Cowes,1900-1902.Chaplain.R.N.1902;
H.M.S.Montague 1903-04; Royal Sovereign 1904-05; New Zealand 1905-07;
Egmont for R.N.Hosp Bighi,1907-10;Prince Of Wales 1910-1912;Good Hope 1912;Shannon 1912-14;Fisgard 1914;Hosp Ships Drina 1914-16;St Margaret of Scotland 1916-18 Victory for R.N.Hospital and Dyd.Portland 1918-21;R.N.Hospital Plymouth 1921-25;H,M.S.Thunderer 1925-26;Erebus 1926-27;R.M.Barracks,Plymouth,1927;R.of Dingwell with Strathpeller Mission 1927-29; V.of Old Warden,Biggleswade. 1929-36;Rector of Northchurch,Herts,Dio.of St Albans from 1936-39
Sold with copied Crockfords Clerical Directory,1939,Medal roll, London Gazette,and Cambridge University Alumni.
Naval Chaplains Medals very scarce on the market-note also entitled to the 1914/15 Star.Served 25 years as a Naval Chaplain.

Code: 52432

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MERRITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL-TO GODFREY-ROYAL ENGINEERS-A SCARCE EARLY AWARD FOR SALONICA

MERRITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL-TO GODFREY-ROYAL ENGINEERS-A SCARCE EARLY AWARD FOR SALONICA

Merritorios Service Medal (George V) Named to:
34406 2.CPL W.P.GODFREY R.E.
Medal about good very fine.
MSM London Gazette 18/07/1917(34406 2nd Cpl.
W.P.Godfey, R.E.) A scarce, early immediate award for Salonica.
Arrived in Egypt 24/06/1918,entitled to a 1914/15 Star trio.
Comes with copied M.I.C.,London Gazette and MSM card.

Code: 52420

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GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL CLASP MALAYA TO GUNN-ROYAL MILITARY POLICE-TAKEN PRISONER OF WAR AT SINGAPORE WHEN SERVING WITH THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS

GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL CLASP MALAYA TO GUNN-ROYAL MILITARY POLICE-TAKEN PRISONER OF WAR AT SINGAPORE WHEN SERVING WITH THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS

General Service Medal (George VI) clasp: MALAYA.
Named to: 2876095 PTE W.A.GUNN. R.MP.
Medal about good fine, and a little polished,one e/bruise.
William Alexander Nevin Gunn was born on 24/07/1918
at Aberdeen, Scotland.
He had at some time joined the 2nd Btn., Gordon Highlanders,who were heavily engaged in the defence of Singapore and was captured by the Japanese at Singapore on:15/02/1942.He was held captive at Tamarkan,Kanburi, Tamaran and Takli, from where he was released.He is on the list of Prisoners who worked on the Burma-Siam Railway.Following his realease and recovery he transferred at some time to the Royal Military Police.He is additionally entitled to the 1939/45 Star,Pacific Star, Defence and War Medals.Sold with copied P.O.W. lists, etc.

Code: 52410

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CROIX DE GUERRE LONG SERVICE GROUP OF FIVE TO WOOD- ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY

CROIX DE GUERRE LONG SERVICE GROUP OF FIVE TO WOOD- ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY

1914 Star, British War and Victory Medal,named to:
18891 FTR (Star) CPL G.H,WOOD R.A.
Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (George V) this named to: 1042175 CPL.G.H.WOOD R.F.A.
Croix De Guerre (France)
Medals about good very fine, court mounted for display.
Croix De Guerre: London Gazette 19th June 1919: 18891 Fitter-Corporal George Henry Wood A/153 Brigade Royal Field Artillery ( Sutton, Surrey)
George Henry Wood was born in Guildford, Surrey in 1877.He attested for the Royal Artillery on 31st October, 1901.He was discharged on 30th October 1922, having completed 21 years service.He arrived in France on 11/09/1914.
Scarce rank on 1914 Star,
Sold with London Gazette, copied attestation details,
M.I.C etc.

Code: 52406

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M.B.E.GROUP OF FIVE TO SHIPWRIGHT COMMANDER ALFRED CHARLES SMITH

M.B.E.GROUP OF FIVE TO SHIPWRIGHT COMMANDER ALFRED CHARLES SMITH

Order of the British Empire members badge(Military Division) Queens South Africa Medal,no clasp, this named to; CARP.C.SMITH, R.N. H.M.S. PEARL.(Large impressed naming)
1914/15 Star, named to: CH.CARP.A.C.SMITH.
British War and Victory Medals, named to: SHPT.LT.A.C. SMITH.(B.W.M.off re-impressed)
Medals good very fine to extremely fine,the M.B.E.suspension slightly bent.
Alfred Charles Smith was born in Torpoint, Cornwall, on 18th September, 1866.
He enlisted in the Royal Navy on 22nd October,1889.He served on numerous Ships and shore establishments,serving on H.M.S.Pearl on the Cape Station,in the Boer War.In WW1 he was serving on H.M.S.Thunderer,and on 07/01/1916 was appointed Brrack Master at Cranwell.For his services there he was awarded the M.B.E.(London Gazette 27th June, 1919: Shipwright Lieutenant Alfred Charles Smith,For valuable services as Barrack Master,Cranwell Air Station.)
He was placed on the retired list on 18/09/1921,and was confirmed in the rank of Shipwright Lietenant Commander (Retd) 13th September 1926.
He died on 13th May, 1930.
Comes with copied Rating's and Officers Naval papers.



Code: 52385

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M.B.E.AND QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL-TO C.R.B. DRAPER-MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES FOR THE BOER WAR-LATER DISTRICT COMMISSIONER OF NORTHEN RHODESIA

M.B.E.AND QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL-TO C.R.B. DRAPER-MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES FOR THE BOER WAR-LATER DISTRICT COMMISSIONER OF NORTHEN RHODESIA

Order of The British Empire, Member badge(Civil) hallmarked 1919 by Garrard, mounted on pin, a little cleaned.
Queens South Africa Medal,(1st type reverse) clasps:
CAPE COLONY/ORANGE FREE STATE/TRANSVAAL
Named to; 13507 C.R.B. DRAPER 73RD COY 19TH IMP YEO.
Medal about extremely fine, and toned.(Also entitled to the SA 1901 clasp).
M.B.E. London Gazette 15th March 1918.Christopher Robert Burroughs Draper,Esq., Magistrate and District Commissioner Northern Rhodesia.
From the O.B.E.Handbook: J.P.N. Rhodesia,Magistrate and District Cmmr.N Rhosesia,b 9June 1878 s, of the late Rev W.H.Draper,M.A.(Oxon)Middeleton Rectory,Bicester,Educ: Stubbibgton House,Fareham and H.M.S. "Worcester" War Work: Organising trnsport and food for Military Porters engaged South East Sfrican campaign.Adderess: Livingston, Northern Rhodesia.

Christopher Robert Burroughs was born on 9th June,1878 at Bicester,Oxfordshire.He went into the Merchant Navy,and was employed by the N.Z.Shipping Co,and he aso enlisted in the Royal Naval Reserve as a Midshipman.He attested for the Imperial Yeomanry (Paget's Horse) on 10th March, 1900.His Fathers Address given as Rev'd Draper, Middleton Rectory, Bicester,Oxfordshire.He served in South Africa,and was Mentioned in Despatches in Lord Robert's Gazette on September 9th 1901.He was discharged on 24/06/1901.
He was then enployed by the British South Africa Company,as an Official.(See "They came to Northern Rhodesia"copy supplied with Medals)

By 1916, Draper was the Tangananyika District Commissioner,and was involved in a bitter dispute over the Contracted Carriers employed by the Army,complaining they were employed on "Fixed term contracts", and not until the end of the War-see
" War, Mobilisation, and Colonial Crisis" This contributed to unrest after the War.
In 1918 there was unrest in Northern Rhodesia following the War and Spanish Flu epidemic.The "Watchtower" was a movement that was the equivalent of "Jehova's witness's" in Northern Africa.
It's followers were ant-colonial, and this led to unrest
in Northern Rhodesia.Draper had tried to arrest "fanatical prophets and converts", and put in a request for a company of the Northen Rhodesia Police,later asking for 100 men,and a full platoon with a lewis Gun were finally dispatched to Draper.The anticiipated uprising did not happen, and eventually over 100 Watchtower supporters were arrested and taken to Kassama.
Draper was mentioned in despatches twice,
London Gazette 5th March,1918.:Nyasaland Rhodesia Force, lines of communication,Draper Esq.,C.R.B.,District Commissioner
London Gazette 28th January 1919:
Draper,Mr.C.R.B.,N Rhod.Administrator.
Sold with copied M.I.D.'s and various internet articles about Drapers roll during WW1 and the "Watchtower" incidents.
Not entitled to WW1 Medals, although a London Gazette reference can be found, for The Gazette of 07/03/1918, where Draper is listed as Native Commissioner Nyasaland Rhodesia Force.
Interesting pair, worthy of further research

Code: 52380

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BOER WAR LONG SERVICE GROUP OF FOUR TO BELL- NORFOLK REGIMENT

BOER WAR LONG SERVICE GROUP OF FOUR TO BELL- NORFOLK REGIMENT

Queens South Africa Medal, clasps: CAPE COLONY/PAARDEBERG
JOHANNESBURG.Kings's Sourh Africa Medal,clasps: SOUTH AFRICA 1901/SOUTH AFRICA 1902.
Named to: 5083 PTE.C.BELL.NORFOLK REGT.
British War Medal, named to: 5083 A C SJT C.BELL.NORF R.
Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal(George V) Named to:
5083 L.SGT.C.BELL. NORF R.
First two very fine with contact wear,mounted on pin for wearing, last two extremely fine,on original full length ribbons.
Charkes Bell was born in Gt Yarmouth in 1879, and worked as a Grocers assistant before attesting for the Norfolk Regiment on 19th December, 1898.
He served in South Africa,Gibralter and India.He re-engaged at Gibraltar,in 1910 and was received a certificate in map reading,and and a tepmporary Schoolmasters certificate,and served as an acting Schoolmaster Sergeant from 29/01/1912-08/09/1914.He served in India from 22/01/1911 to 13/09/1920 when he was discharged, his rank then being C/Q/M/SJT.His address given upon discharge was 206,Palgrave Road, Great Yarmouth.His Wife died at Bangalore 23rd August, 1918.
Long Service Medal awarded 1917, papers show entitlement to Medals and clasps for the Boer War,British War Medal only for WW1.
A very full set of service papers available online.

Code: 52352

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