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| LIEUTENANT FRANCIS L. HELEM, CANADIAN WOMEN’S ARMY CORPS Canadian Voluntary Service Medal and 1939-45 War Medal, unnamed as issued. Medals are plated and mounted for wear. Lt. Helem served in Calgary, AB, Kemptville, ON, and Barriefield, ON and also spent some time in Montreal, QC in the 1940s. She was commissioned on 2 April 1942, and retired on 30 January 1946 having served 3 years and 10 months. Sold with Officer’s Cap Badge and collars (marked Scully Ltd Montreal), 2 shoulder tabs, her General Service, British Empire League, and Royal Canadian Legion pins, small and large CWAC buttons, an CWAC Officer’s blazer badge and 2 Canada shoulder tabs, a WWII Auxialliary forces armband, a door sign (Lieut. F. A. L. Helem), and an RCAF New Testament and Church of England Fight the Good Fight. A nice grouping. Sold with copy service papers.|
| MAJOR KEITH SWANWICK, CANADIAN FORCES Canadian Centennial Medal, unnamed as issued; Canadian Forces Decoration, with 2 clasps (LT. K. SWANWICK) Keith Swanwick, was a noted musician and conductor who served in the British Army, the Manchester Police and the Canadian Forces. Medals confirmed in service papers. His Canadian service began in 1958 with the RCHA band in Winnipeg. He was selected to attend the Royal Military School of Music in London, England, between 1961-64, returning to Kingston, Ontario to join the RC Signals Band, later being promoted to Lieutenant and Director of Music by 3 July 1964. From Kingston, he was transferred to National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa until his appointment as the Associate Conductor of the NORAD Band in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. He retired from the Canadian Forces in 1986, but prior to that had directed the Air Command Band and was appointed the Commandant of the CFSMUS. Sold with copy of his record of service ,a program for the Libby Dam Dedication, dated 24 August 19175, which saw him direct the NORAD Band before President Gerald Ford, and a Manitoba Information Services sheet on Commonwealth Day 10 March 1980. A nice pair to a noted musician. Some gilding loss to CD. Mounted as worn. Condition is GVF. (2)
| MASTER MARINER JOHN DOUGLAS McINNES, MERCHANT MARINE British War Medal (JOHN D. MC INNES) McInnes likely began his service in the Merchant Marine before 1900, possibly being available for service in the South African War, 1899-1902. His BWM was issued on 8 March 1920. Sold with photocopies of his MIC, Certificate of Competency as Second Mate, dated 6 September 1900, Certificate of Competency as Extra Master 2 September 1905, birth, census and marriage records. Condition is GVF.|
| Stoker 1 J. Hunter, R.N.C.V.R. British War Medal (J. Hunter. Sto. 1. 5114. R.N.C.V.R.) Condition is GVF.|
|1 Mai 1939 Ostmark Altreich Sudetenland Tinnie obverse details difficult to make out due to oxidization, reverse marked GEBR. GLOERFELD LUDENSCHEID|
|10 Year NSDAP Service Cross. A nice example of a Cased 10 Year NSDAP Service Cross. The cross is of two piece construction and is the thicker type with a nice bronze plating on a zinc alloy. The cross has some minor wear to the high points on the front but nothing serious. There are no markings to the loop. The cross comes with a nice piece of original ribbon. The cross is contained in it's two piece brown card case that has a gold blocked eagle to the lid and the maker's RZM M1/72 in purple ink stamped to the underside. The case has a nice flocked liner inside and is in good overall condition. The cross also comes with a Niemann guarantee. condition is GVF.
|18 Pounder Shell Casing, 28th Battalion, CEF Decorated with 28th Bn crest and “Souvenir from Ypres 1916" on one side, and flags from Allied nations, with date 1916 and the Allies flags on the other. A nice original memento from the 28th Battalion. Condition is GVF.|
|1914 Iron Cross, 1st class Magnetic center. Maker marked K. A. G. Condition is NEF.|
|1914-15 Star name erased. Condition is GVF.|
|1914-15 Star erased. Condition is GVF.|
|1939-1945 Star Some verdigree to front of star.|
|1939-1945 Star Condition is GVF.|
|1939-1945 Star Condition is GVF.|
|1939-1945 Star Condition is GVF.|
|1939-1945 War Medal 1939-1945 War Medal (cupro-nickel British issue) Condition is EF.|
|1939-1945 War Medal 1939-1945 War Medal silver Canadian issue) Condition is GVF.|
|1939-1945 War Medal 1939-1945 War Medal (cupro-nickel British issue) Condition is EF.|
|1939-1945 War Medal 1939-1945 War Medal silver Canadian issue) Condition is GVF.|
|1939-1945 War Medal 1939-1945 War Medal (cupro-nickel British issue) Some traces of lacquer and suspender is bent. Condition is VF.|
|1939-1945 War Medal 1939-1945 War Medal (cupro-nickel British issue) Condition is GVF.|
|1939-1945 War Medal 1939-1945 War Medal (silver, Canadian issue) Condition is GVF.|
|1939-1945 War Medal 1939-1945 War Medal (cupro-nickel British issue) Condition is GVF.|
|1939-1945 War Medal (cupro-nickel British issue) Mounted as worn. Condition is GVF.|
|1939-1945 War Medal (cupro-nickel British issue) Condition is GVF.|
|1939-1945 War Medal (silver, Canadian issue) Condition is GVF.|
|1939-1945 War Medal (cupro-nickel British issue) Condition is EF|
|1939-1945 War Medal (cupro-nickel British issue) Condition is EF.|
|1939-1945 War Medal (cupro-nickel British issue) Condition is EF.|
|1939-1945 War Medal cupro-nickel British issue) Condition is EF....|
|1939-1945 War Medal (cupro-nickel British issue) Condition is EF.|
|1939-45 War Medal 1939-45 War Medal, in silver, Canadian issue. Condition is GVF.|
|28th Northwest Overseas Battalion Enlisted Man’s cap & collar badges No makers mark.Condition is GVF.|
|2nd Class Staff Sergeant J. Barrett, Army Service Corps Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, Victorian issue, 3rd type, 1874-1901 (1121. 2nd C.S. Sgt A. S. Corps) Barrett served in the Red River Campaign, 1870, Louis Riel’s 1st Rebellion which led to the creation of Manitoba. Ideal opportunity to purchase a medal to a soldier who participated in one of Canada’s important battles in its young history. CGSM, WITH RED RIVER 1870 CLASP, SELL FOR ABOUT $2500. Supplied is a copy of page confirming medal from Neale & Irwin, The Medal Roll of the Red River Campaign of 1870 in Canada, p. 25 and page from Medals Claim Board confirming his award of the CGSM, RR 1870 clasp. Condition is GVF.|
|2ND LIEUTENANT H. NORTHROP, ROYAL AIR FORCE British War Medal (2ND LIEUT. H. NORTHROP. R. A. F.) Condition is GVF.|
|2ND LIEUTENANT JOHN ARTHURE GRIMES, 1ST BATTALLION , ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT Military Cross, GV, ( LIEUT. J. A . GRIMES Nov. 30th 1917.) Grimes was KILLED IN ACTION ON 7 MARCH 1918. According to the battalion war diary for that date:
At 1235 a.m. the enemy "projected" gas on our front. The projection was by means of “rum jar” Trench Mortars. High Explosive was used and the detonations were terrific, damaging the trenches badly and veiling the fact that gas was present. The gas was of the Phosgene type. 2/Lieut J A GRIMES MC died from the effects of the gas after gallantly endeavouring to rescue his orderly who had been buried in the trench.
Grimes is buried in the Metz-En-Couture Communal Cemetery British Extension. Sold with copy MIC card and CWGC certificate. Note: His BWM & VM are held in The Rifles and Berkshire Museum. Condition is GVF.
|A. C. S .MJR. RICHARD ENOS METCALF, 11H BATTALION, CEF British War Medal (21863 A. C. S. MJR. 11-Can. Inf.) Metcalf joined th 11th Battalion on 23 September 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec. Serving in England, he was the recipient of two ‘B’ List Names Brought to Notice to the Secretary of State for War – February 27th and August 7th, 1917. He had 12 years prior service with the Durham Light Infantry for which he received the Egypt Medal and Khedives Star; Queen’s South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal and Laings Nek clasps; and, King’s South Africa Medal with SA1901 clasp. The BWM was his sole entitlement for WWI service in England with the 11th Reserve Battalion. Condition is GVF.|
|Acting Corporal Alexander Adair, Central Ontario Regiment British War Medal (839084 A. Cpl. C.O.R.) Adair joined the 147th Grey Bn on 12 May 1916 in Port Athur, ON. His attestation paper lists 2 years service with the 30th Wellington Rifles. Condition is GVF.
|ACTING CORPORAL ARCHIBALD MCKELLAR, 28TH BATTALION, CEF Victory Medal (886017 PTE. 28- CAN. INF.) McKellar, a banker, joined the 65th Battalion on 1 September1915 at Prince Albert, SK. Upon arrival in England, he transferred to the 188th Battalion, and 15 days later on 30 November 1916 he joined the 28th Battalion in France. He received a gun shot wound in the right leg at Fresnoy on 6 May 1917. On 13 January 1918 he was made an Acting Corporal and employed as a musketry instructor. Condition is GVF.
|ACTING SERGEANT ALBERT FALLON, 52ND BATTALION, CEF British War Medal &Victory Medal (438492 A. SJT. 52-CAN. INF.) Fallon, an original member, joined the 52nd Battalion on 8 April 1915 in Fort William, ON. His digitized service file is online. Mounted by collector. Condition is NEF.|
|Acting Sergeant Edwin James Funnell, 29th Battalion, CEF British War Medal (645480 A. Sgt. 29-Can. Inf.), Memorial Plaque (Edwin James Funnell) Funnell joined the 158th Battalion on 20 January 1916 at Vancouver, B.C. He was KIA on 21 August 1917 and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial. Sold with 1 photo, 1 postcard and 2 cards sent from Minister of Defence and a copy of attestation paper. Condition is NEF (2)|
|ADMIRAL’S COOK H BAKER, HMS MINOTAUR, R. N. Khedive’s Star, 1882 (H. BAKER ADML’S COOK H. M. S. MINOTAUR.) He was cook to Vice-Admiral Sir William Dowell, K. C. B. Note: Baker’s Egypt Medal was sold by DNW in March 2005. Condition is GVF.
|Adolf Hitler's MEIN KAMPF 1942 edition, 753-757 Auflage. German text, 781 pages with photo of Hitler, plus 2 pages of advertising; published in Munchen. Two volumes in one. Front cover inscribed: "Un Souvenir de la Geurre Pour Suzzy Charles R Mcabby [unsure of last name] Major C. A. C. 0-272210" Unit is Canadian Armored Corps. Condition is reasonably good.
|Air Crew Europe Star Condition is GVF. Please contact me if you would like more pics.|
|Allied Victory Medal Name erased. Condition is GVF.|
|Atlantic Star Condition is GVF.|
|Atlantic Star Atlantic Star Condition is GVF.|
|Atlantic Star Atlantic Star Condition is GVF|
|Atlantic Star Condition is GVF.|
|Austrian/German WWI/WWII group of 7 1939 War Merit Cross, Swords; Eastern Front Medal 1941/42; Austrian Medal & Bravery Cross; 1914/18 War Honour Cross, Swords; Wehrmacht Long Service Medal (4 years), West Wall Medal. Mounted. Postwar assembled with copy ribbon on West Wall Medal. (7) Condition is GVF.|
|BINOCULARS TO LIEUTENANT HENRY HOBBS, MC, 49TH BATTALION A pair of binoculars in carrying case marked H. HOBBS 49TH CANADIANS. The case has HOBBS scratched on the back.
Henry Hobbs joined the 49th Battalion on 4 January 1915 in Edmonton, Alberta with service number 432482. His attestation paper shows 5 years service with the Royal West Kent Regiment and 2 years with the Kitchener’s Scouts.
As a soldier, Hobbs suffered a gas attack in December, 1915, and was twice partially buried by shell explosions, but his life as an officer would take a far more serious turn. On 12 March 1916, Henry Hobbs was promoted to Temporary Lieutenant, while serving in the Field. In that same month, Hobbs suffered a shell concussion but continued on active duty. On 1May 1916 he was “buried for 25 minutes by explosion of a shell on his dug out” which would eventually see him return to Canada and being discharged as medically unfit. According to his Medical History Sheet, dated 26 March 1918, at Calgary, Alberta, despite looking healthy, Hobbs:
“Complains of loss of memory, frequent slight headaches, dizziness and nervousness when alarmed or disturbed. Has a spasmodic contraction of the muscles of the face eyelids when talking and easily gets excited when he stutters somewhat and hesitates in his speech in an attempt to correct same. There is a distinct tremor of the tongue and fingers which increases gradually when effort is continued. He sleeps poorly and dreams a great deal.”
Lieutenant Hobbs, on 25 March 1916,under heavy fire, rescued a soldier who had been buried due to shell fire and was recommended for the Military Cross, which he was subsequently recorded in the London Gazette on 24-6-16:
“For conspicuous gallantry on many occasions, notably when, after working for half an hour under heavy shell fire he rescued a man from a dug-out which had been blown in. He has since been wounded.”
Despite being credited with a Distinguished Service Order in Riddle & Mitchell’s book on the award of the DSO to Canadians I cannot find reference to it in his service file.
His service file is available online at http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B4398-S021 and makes for an interesting read.
Binoculars in reasonable condition but one of casings around lens on right side is loose. Sold with relevant pages from the 49th Battalion War Diary, May 1916, and his service file.
|BOY HENRY PASMORE, HMS GLASGOW, ROYAL NAVY Naval General Service Medal, Navarino clasp (HEN_ _ _ _ SMORE.) Henry Pasmore is the only one of that name on the medal roll. Missing several letters from name, but still identifiable. Suspender is wobbly. Despite its Fine condition, it is a steal at this price; this medal normally retails for $2800-$3000. Contact me for pics of the naming. Condition is almost Fine.
|British WWII Ribbon bar of 6 Medals, with M.I.D. 1939-1945 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, & Imperial Service Medal. Mounted for wear. Condition is GVF.|
|British Army Officer's Dress Tunic, made by Hawkes & Co., Saville Row. Small size. Silver bullion looped epaulettes, silver embroidered collar with black stripe. Inked on inside "R.A. Tatton Esq. 1220 539". Little wear with small hole in right shoulder and missing belt hook on right side of back of tunic. Ex Hammatt Collection and purchased from Spink USA. Very nice condition. Would make a very nice display piece. Wait for postage quote before completing purchase.
|British Battles and Medals, 7th edition Brand New Condition, by John Hayward, Diana Birch and Richard Bishop (hardcover, 798 pp) This is a book that no collector of British medals can be without. The book provides illustrations of the medals, the units awarded the medals, and pictures of the various naming styles associated with each campaign medal, as well as a color ribbon chart at the end of the book. It also has 18 appendices covering a wealth of details. A must buy for the collector, whether just beginning or the serious long term enthusiast. 2 copies available.
BOOK IS QUITE HEAVY SO PLEASE WAIT FOR SHIPPING QUOTE BEFORE MAKING PAYMENT.|
|British Commonwealth Air Training Program Instructor's cap badge Instructor's cap badge from No. 5 Elementary Flight Training School at High River, Alberta. Back is marks BIRKS. Condition is GVF. Not often seen on the market!|
|British Orders & Decorations by James Charles Fisk (hardcover, 124pp with 76 plates of orders & decorations) A good introduction to the orders of the British Empire, includes both military and civil orders; NOTE that it does NOT include campaign medals. CONTACT ME FOR SHIPPING COST.
|British Royal Fusiliers Officer's Tunic and Pants Post WWI-WWII. Small size. With ceremonial gold and scarlet lined sash and belt. Inside lining soiling and some tearing, missing bottom button, light stain front and missing one belt hook on back of tunic. Pants named to Lt. E. Hedley, dated 19-9-36. Ex Hammatt Collection and purchased from Spink USA. Very nice condition. Please wait for postage quote before completing purchase.|
|British War Medal Name erased. Condition is GVF.|
|Burma Star |
|C.Q.M. Sjt. George Henry Stevens, 29th Battalion, CEF Army Meritorious Service Medal, GV, swivel, (75875 C.Q.M. SJT. 29/CAN:INF:) Stevens joined the 29th Battalion on 6 November 1914 in Vancouver. His award is found in the London Gazette 17 June 1918 and the Canada Gazette 27 July 1918. Some light scratches. Condition is GVF.|
|Canadian Medal group of 5, Unattributed 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, with Atlantic clasp, Defence Medal, Canada Volunteer Service Medal, with overseas clasp; War Medal. According to Medal Yearbook 2016 Atlantic clasp adds 90GBP to value of medal. (5)|
|Canadian Voluntary Service Medal Canadian Voluntary Service Medal (with clasp) |
|Canadian Voluntary Service Medal Canadian Voluntary Service Medal (without clasp) Condition is GVF |
|Canadian Voluntary Service Medal Canadian Voluntary Service Medal (without clasp) Condition is GVF.|
|Canadian Voluntary Service Medal Canadian Voluntary Service Medal (without clasp) Condition is GVF |
|Canadian Voluntary Service Medal Canadian Voluntary Service Medal (without clasp) Condition is GVF.|
|Canadian Voluntary Service Medal Canadian Voluntary Service Medal (without clasp) Condition is GVF.|
|Canadian Voluntary Service Medal Canadian Voluntary Service Medal (without clasp) Condition is GVF.|
|Canadian Voluntary Service Medal Canadian Voluntary Service Medal (with clasp) Condition is GVF.|
|Canadian Voluntary Service Medal (without clasp) Condition is GVF.|
|Canadian Voluntary Service Medal Canadian Voluntary Service Medal (with clasp) Condition is GVF.|
|Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for Korea Issued 12 July 1991. Awarded to former members of Canadian Forces who served from 27 June 1950 and 27 July 1954 in Korea or adjacent areas. Condition is GVF.|
|Captain Archibald Wilfred Gogay, Canadian Army Service Corps, CEF British War Medal (Capt. A W Gogay) Gogay, service number 20026, joined the 10th Battalion on 27 September 1914, at Valcartier, Quebec. He DIED OF DISEASE 2 November 1918 and is buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery. Sold with copy of CWGC Certificate. Condition is GVF.|
|CAPTAIN CLARENCE VINCENT TOM HAWKINS, 5TH BN, SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT Memorial Plaque (CLARENCE VINCENT TOM HAWKINS) Hawkins was KIA on 26 September 1917 while leading a raid on a trench. He played cricket for Leys School and is mentioned in Wisden on the Great War: The Lives of Cricket’s Fallen 1914-1918 by Andrew Renshaw. Captain Hawkins is entitled to a BWM & VM. Sold with some research. Condition is EF.|
|CAPTAIN DUGALD BLACK MACLEAN, M. C., CANADIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS AND ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS British War Medal (CAPT. D. B. MACLEAN.) Dugald Maclean, born in Owen Sound, ON., and attended U of T where he played football and soccer. He graduated from the UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO AS A DOCTOR OF MEDICINE IN 1913, and was employed as HOUSE SURGEON AT THE WINNIPEG GENERAL HOSPITAL.
He joined the CANADIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORP in June 1915 and transferred to the ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS after arriving in England. In July 1916 he was promoted Captain and assigned to the 8th East Lancashire Regiment as Medical Officer. During the regiment’s participation in the battle of Poziere’s on 15 July 1915 Captain Maclean’s work with the numerous casualties EARNED HIM A RECOMMENDATION FOR THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER.
HE WAS AWARDED THE MILITARY CROSS FOR “Gallant action under shell fire while acting as medical officer to the 8th East Lancashire regiment."
He was KILLED IN ACTION on 29August 1916 (Wigney reports him killed on 29 August 1918 in error).
Sold with a duotang of research including a bit on his brother Major Neil Bruce Maclean, DSO, Royal Garrison Artillery.
|CAPTAIN GEORGE AMELIUS DOUGLAS, ROYAL NAVY Baltic Medal, 1854-1855 (LIEUTNT GGE A. DOUGLAS, R. N.) Privately named and cased. Sold with ornate ribbon bat miniature Baltic Medal and an ever smaller version of the Baltic Medal. Douglas, (1832-1900) served in the Baltic, Crimea and Second China War. He is listed as Acting Mate on HMS Majestic in 1857, Flag Lieutenant on HMS Chesapeake in 1862, and was promoted Captain on 1 October 1873. He comes from a family with a history in the Royal Navy. His father, Commander John Douglas, 1797-1884, is listed in O’Byrne’s A Naval Biographical Dictionary and all of his sons served in the Royal Navy or Army with distinguished ranks. His miniature 2nd China War Medal is held by the Royal Museum Greenwich. Sold with some research, including Douglas Family Memorial from the Church of the Blessed Mary in Walmer Kent England. Feel free to ask for more pics. Condition is NEF.
|CAPTAIN GORDON HENRY APPLEGATH, M.C., 19TH BATTALION, CEF Military Cross, GV, unnamed as issued, in case of issue; BWM (A. CPT. G. H. APPLEGATH.);VM (A. CAPT. G. H. APPLEGATH.) Memorial Cross (A/CAPT. G. H. Applegath M.C.) in case of issue. Gordon Henry Applegath was a star hockey player with the Toronto Riversides, the OHA Senior Champions in the 1915-1916 season, as well as playing for the University Toronto Schools and the Parkdale Canoe Club Junior hockey team, as well as an accomplished athlete excelling in rugby and track and field. Applegath joined the 180th Sportsmen Battalion on 6 March 1916 at Toronto, ON, showing previous military experience with the 77th Regiment. He was awarded the Military Cross on 29 December 1917, listed in the LG 4 February 1918. His citation reads:
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a company distributed in a number of detached positions in the front line. When the enemy heavily attacked our line his fearless example inspired his men to beat the attacks. He personally took an active part in bombing the enemy.
Captain Applegath was KILLED IN ACTION on 27 August 1918 and is buried in the Wancourt British Cemetery.
Note: Memorial Cross is named in a different style which may suggest it was a private purchase by the family. Medals came from an estate sale which also included other WWI medals to the Applegath family.
Sold with copies of his Officer’s Declaration Paper, citation for his M.C., and some research. (4) More pics on request. Condition is GVF.|
|Captain James Gordon Wilson Savage, Royal Winnipeg Rifles 1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence Medal, Canadian issue; Canada Volunteer Service Medal, with overseas clasp; War Medal, Canadian issue. Birks Memorial Bar indicating Captain Savage DIED on 27 November 1944 and is buried in Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey, United Kingdom. James Savage, born in Brandon in 1916, was the son of United Church Reverend James Savage of Foxwarren, Manitoba. J.G.W. Savage, a student at United College, in Winnipeg, joined the Canadian Field Force as a 2nd Lieutenant on 23 October 1941. Captain Savage LANDED IN FRANCE ON D-DAY and was WOUNDED IN ACTION ON 25 JUNE 1944. He is mentioned in A Place of Honour Manitoba’s War Dead Commemorated in its Geography, p377, which indicates that Savage bay, on Blackfish Lake was named after him in 1995. Sold with a newspaper clipping titled “DIED of WOUNDS”, 2 official condolence slips from the Canadian Government and a ribbon & Maple Leaf device for the CVSM, and his officer shoulder boards, and with copy service papers. (8) Condition is GVF.
|CAPTAIN JOSEPH HENRY MAJOR EMSLEY, MC , 49TH BATTALION, CEF British War Medal (CAPT. J.H.M. EMSLEY)Emsley, an accountant, joined the 66th Overseas Battalion on 29 June 1915 in Edmonton, AB, indicating former service with the 19th Alberta Dragoons. His service papers are online at the National Archives, http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B2910-S025 , and by 16 October 1916 transferred to the 49th Battalion. On 28 January 1917 Lt. Emsley led one part of a force on a successful trench raid for which he was awarded the Military Cross for gallant conduct, good judgment, effective work, initiative and leadership”. His citation for his Military Cross, L.G. 29968, 3 March 1917 reads:
For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led a successful raiding party in daylight against the enemy’s posts and trenches, showing marked initiative and powers of leadership, which greatly contributed to the success of the operation.
Sold with relevant copies of pages from his online service file, and entries from the 49th Battalion War Diary detailing the trench raid asa Military Cross action.
He is the son of Reverend Joseph William Emsley, who volunteered for service in WWI, achieving the rank of Lt. Colonel. Captain Joseph Henry Major Emsley, was one of 4 siblings who served in WWI, including his sister Lydia Evangeline, who served as a nurse and was mentioned in a Field Marshall Haig despatch in 1918, and received the Royal Red Cross, 2nd Class.
Condition is GVF.|
|CAPTAIN WILLIAM ARTHUR McCATCHIE, M.C., ROYAL FUSILIERS & ROYAL FLYING CORPS Military Cross, GV, (CAPT W. A. McCLATCHIE R.F.C. 31 JULY1917) in case of issue, 1914-15 Star (1802 L.CPL. R. FUS.) Mounted for wear. W. A. McClatchie, from County Galway, Ireland, served initially with the 18/Royal Fusiliers being discharged to commission in the R. F. C. on 5-8-16. He served with 43rd Squadron and was wounded on 13 September 1917, his head being badly cut; he was flying a Sopwith 2 seater. His Military Cross was gazetted on 9 January 1918, and reads:
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in aerial fighting and reconnaissances on many occasions. He has shown great dash and fearlessness in engaging enemy infantry and taking photographs at very low altitudes, on one occasion after inflicting heavy casualties bringing his machine back, although it was very badly shot about, and crossing the lines under very heavy fire at 200 feet. On another occasion he attacked a hostile machine and drove it down, and although attacked by three enemy scouts on his way back, he successfully drove them off.
Sold with some research and a picture of both he and his brother, Lt. John McDermot McClatchie, 15th Bn, Royal Irish Rifles.
Condition is GVF.|
|Captain William Boydon Adams, MC, 1st Battalion, CEF Military Cross, GV, (C.E.F. Capn. W. B. Adams M.C. 1st Battn 1918). Adams joined the 91st Battalion on 12 Jan 1916 in St. Thomas, ON., having served with the 24th Kent Regiment. He transferred to the 186th Battalion on February 28, 1916.
An excerpt from the IODE Books of Remembrance reads:
Lieutenant William Adams transferred to the 186th Battalion and after training in Canada went overseas with this unit arriving in England April 7th 1917. He proceeded to France in August, transferring to the 1st Battalion. For conspicuous bravery, Lieutenant Adams was awarded the Military Cross in June 1918, and shortly afterwards attached to the 1st Brigade, Canadian Infantry as Brigade Bombing Officer. Transferred back to 1st Battalion about the last of September as O.C.ACy, with Battalion to Germany and back to Belgium. Transferred to Regt Depot, England, March 1919. Returned to Canada June 1st 1919. He was promoted to Captain June 1918. Discharged due to demobilisation June 1st 1919.
According to Riddle & Michell, The Military Cross awarded to Members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force 1915-1921:
Adams, Willliam Boydon Lt. W. Ont. Regt. , Inf. 06/03/18 07/06/18, P. 17. Awarded on the Occasion of His Majesty’s Birthday. No citation.
Condition is GVF.
|Cecil T. Newell Special Constabulary Long Service Medal, GVI (Cecil T. Newell). Condition is GVF.|
|CGSM to HALIFAX ARTILLERY Canada General Service Medal, 1866-1870, no clasp (Pte. ....., HALIFAX ARTILLERY) Medal has been largely erased and renamed, but difficult to identify who the last recipient was. Rank is in impressed letters, but rest of naming in capital letters so being sold as a gap filler. Condition is GVF.
|Chief Petty Officer Herbert Bradley Fawcett, Royal Navy Distinguished Service Medal, GVI, (C.P.O. Tel. H.B Fawcett, D/J.42285) Bradley joined the Royal Navy as a Boy in 1915. His DSM, the naming is the engraved style in the correct manner, was announced in the LG 14 January 1945: “For zeal and devotion to duty in the Convoy Service in which he served since its inception. This Chief Petty Officer’s knowledge and experience in W/T in Convoy have been of great help in the Convoy Signal office, Naval Control Service. Mersey.” He served aboard HMS Eaglet, the flagship of the Commander in Chief Western Approaches. In case of issue. Sold with some research. Condition is GVF.
|Cigarette Case 3rd SS-Totenkopf Panzer Division cigarette case with 'Death Head' & 'WA' on front. Working clasp Feel free to ask for more pics. A nice piece to round out a collection. Condition is GVF.|
|Clibbery Brothers, 4th and 49th Canadian Infantry, CEF 1914-15 Star (18484 Pte J.C. Clibbery. 4/Cdn: Inf:), British War Medal, Victory Medal (18484 A RQMSJT J C Clibbery. 4-Can. Inf.) John Charles Clibbery joined the 9th Battalion, later moved to 10th on 18 September 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec. Sold with some research and a photo of him in uniform.
1914-15 Star (432331 Pte B. Clibbery. 49/Cdn: Inf:), British War Medal, Victory Medal (432331 A SJT B.Clibbery. 49-Can.. Inf.), Memorial Cross (432231 A-Sgt B Clibbery) Bertram Evelyn George Clibbery joined the 49th Battalion on 5 January 1915 at Edmonton, Alberta. He Died of Disease, influenza, on 18 February 1919 and is buried in Birmingham (Key Hill) Cemetery, UK. A nice grouping to two Brothers who served Canada. (7) Would like to keep them together, but am open to splitting brothers if need be.
|Commissionaire’s Long Service Medal Commissionaire’s Long Service Medal Unnamed. Some scratches to reverse. Condition is GVF|
|CORPORAL ALVIN JOSEPH DOYLE, ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY SERVICE CORPS 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canada Volunteer Service Medal, with overseas clasp; War Medal. Medals sold in boxes of issue. Doyle, service # B89491, joined the R. C. A. S. C. on 4 October 1940 in Toronto, ON. He landed in France on 12 July 1944. Damage to one end of box for 1939-45 Star. Sold with copy service papers, info booklet on mounting and wearing medals and MND medal award paper. (5)
|Corporal Arnold Chipman Macaulay, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps 1939-1945 Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canada Volunteer Service Medal, with overseas clasp; War Medal, Canadian Decoration (CPL A. C. MacAULAY), United Nations Emergency Force Medal . Served in Holland November 1957 - December 1959; served Egypt 6 June 1962- 1963, awarded UNEF Medal on 3 September 1962. Sold with post WWII service record, a picture in battledress and a retirement plaque dated 1974. A nice group. Condition is GVF. (7)|
|CORPORAL DAVID MAHOOD, 7TH CANADIAN INFANTRY, CEF Memorial Plaque (DAVID MAHOOD) Mahood, born in Ireland, emigrated to Canada in 1907 and took up residence in Winnipeg, MB, and worked as an accountant. He joined the 7th Battalion on 18 September 1914 in Valcartier, and was assigned service number 16385. He was He was declared MISSING at the 2nd BATTLE OF YPRES on 24 April 1915. He was killed in the VICTORIA CROSS action at Kerselaere which saw Captain Edward Donald Bellew won the Victoria Cross. Sold with copy of attestation paper, CWGC details and messages and signals from Major Victory Oldum during the battle. An nice plaque to an original member of the battalion and a casualty in a prominent Canadian battle. Condition is GVF.
|Corporal R. D. McDonald, Canadian Forces United Nations Medal Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus Medal (unnamed); United Nations Disengagement Observer Force Medal (unnamed); Canadian Decoration (CPL RD MCDONALD). Mounted as worn. McDonald served in Canada, Cyprus in 1978 and Germany in 1985. Sold with copy service papers. Condition is GVF.|
|CORPORAL ROBERT C. MILLER, OTTAWA FIELD BATTERY Canada General Service Medal, 1866-1870, Fenian Raid 1870 clasp (Cpl. R. C Miller, Ottawa F. B.) Sold with copy page from Thyen Roll. Condition is GVF.|
|CORPORAL WILLIAM THOMAS HAYWARD, ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945 War Medal (cupro-nickel British issue) 532241 Leading Aircraftsman Thomas died on 05 July 1941. Sold with Memorial Scroll, issue slip, and Medal issue documents and CWGC scroll. Related to Nurse Hayward listed above. Condition is EF.|
|Corporal William Wilson, 10th Battalion, CEF British War Medal &Victory Medal (174413 Cpl. 10-Can. Inf.) Wilson joined the 86th Machine Gun Battalion on 31 August 1915 in Hamilton, ON. He was taken on strength by the 10th Battalion on 27 October 1916 in France. He was KIA 2September 1918 and is buried in Upton Wood Cemetery, Hendecourt-Les-Cagnicourt, France. Sold with copy service papers. Condition is GVF.
|CQMS JOSEPH LIONEL ARTHUR GELINAS, 29TH BN & 3RD TUNNELLING COMPANY, CANADIAN ENGINEERS, CEF Official Coronation of George VI Medal,1937, in silver by Metcalfe (C.Q.M.S. J. L. A. Gelinas M.M. 76133 3rd T. Co. C. E.) Named in script. Note this coin or token has had a suspender added. Gelinas joined the 29th Battalion on 9 November 1914 in Vancouver, B. C. He transferred from the 29th Bn to thee 3rd Tunneling Company, C E on 22 January 1916, being gassed by a mine torpedo in April 1916.. He won the Military Medal, L. G. 16 August 1917. He was tried by General Court Martial in 1919 and found guilty and was sentenced to 2 years but sentence was squashed. Sold with a copies of service filel and other documents.
|CSM Merrill Chapman Robinson, 8th Battalion, CEF The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE)Type 1 Civil Division, Breast Badge; 1914-15 Star (438462 Pte 8/Cdn: Inf:), British War Medal, Victory Medal (438462 Pte. 8-Can.. Inf.) Robinson was born at Fort William Ontario, enlisting in the 52nd Battalion CEF on 6 April 1915; he joined the 8th Battalion on 14 August 1915 in the field. He was appointed Lance-Sergeant in 1916. Robinson's service records confirm he was WIA on the first day of battle of VIMY RIDGE. The wounds cost him his vision and he nearly lost his leg. After a long recovery in hospitals in England he trained as a physiotherapist and married one of his nurses. In 1940 he was invited by the Minister of Defence to form the first Citizen's Rehabilitation Council. He also worked with the National War Finance Committee and in 1943 was awarded the MBE. Note VM & BWM mounted in the wrong order. Sold with service file. His post-WWI career is catalogued in a brief biography at UBC when he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws in 1957, found at http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/hdcites/hdcites4.html .
|Deck Hand Henry Woodvine Millward, Royal Naval Reserve 1914-15 Star (D.A. 365 D.H. . R.N.R.); British War and Victory Medals (365DA D.H. R.N.R.)
Millward served on H.M Trawler “Thomas W. Irvin”, and was KILLED IN ACTION when the trawler struck a mine on 27 August 1914, just over three weeks after the war began. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. Sold with copy service record and medal roll confirming all three medals, and some research. (3) Condition is NEF.
|Defence Medal Defence Medal (cupro-nickel British issue).Condition is EF.|
|Defence Medal (cupro-nickel British issue) Condition is EF.|
|Defence Medal (cupro-nickel British issue). Some staining to obverse Condition is GVF.|
|Defence Medal (cupro-nickel British issue). Edge knocks Condition is VF.|
|Defence Medal (silver Canadian issue). Suspender a little wobbly. Condition is GVF.|
|Der Gute Kamerad, 16 Oktober 1935 A Nazi Hitler Youth magazine, published as a serial, comprising pages 97-112, not counting 2 pages on inside front and back covers. Magazine covers a variety of subjects from fiction to practical applications. And no doubt reinforcing Nazi ideals on youth. All pages attached, condition is very good. A nice addition to your Hitler Youth collection.|
|Dominion of Canada School Competition Medal 1902, unnamed as issued. Awarded to British students for essay competition on Canada; likely less than 2000 issued. See Earl J. Salterio, The Dominion of Canada School Competition Medal 1900-1901, found at http://www.calgarynumismaticsociety.org/schoolmedal.html Condition is NEF.|
|DRIVER ROBERT R. FRAZER, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY 1914-15 Star (4143 DVR R. R. FRAZER. R. F. A.), British War Medal, Victory Medal (4143 DVR. R. R. FRASER. R.A.) Being sold on behalf of family member. Sold with copy MIC. Condition is GVF.|
|DRL Membership Card No. 045031/IX Fran Tr. Sommer, a female, from Ludenscheid, with photograph and 1935/36 stamp with facsimile signature of Reichsportsfuhrer Tshammer und Osten. Very nice crisp condition.
|Drummer Ernest Sheppard, Scots Fusilier Guards Egypt Medal, 1882-1889 (dated 1882) Tel-El-Kebir clasp (3242 Drumr. 7/Scots Fus Gds.); Khedives Star 1882 (3242) Ernest Sheppard attested with the Scots Fusilier Guards on 10th July 1874, as a 14 year old, in London. After having served 12 years he reached the rank of Corporal. His service papers confirm his award of his Egyptian campaign medals. He was discharged medically unfit due to palpitations of the heart in 1886 in Dublin, Ireland. Considerable rubbing to medal edge – unit details worn. Sold with copy service papers. Condition is Nearly VF.
|East German fixed handled entrenching shovel with carrying case Shovel is maker marked with a Bat makers mark, a 1 within a triangle, 38/268/0100 K-3. The leather carrier has a small split and it is designed to be carried on the belt. More pics upon request. Condition is GVF.|
|Egyptian Order of the Nile Egypt's Order of the Nile Breast, breast badge awarded to a Knight of the Order (Lattes on reverse) in case of issue. Inside lid of case inscribed J. LATTES Fournisseur de S.M. Le Roi d’Egypt et de L’etat LE Caire. Instituted in 1915. Awarded to a Mmember of the British diplomatic staff. Purchased from descendant’s family. Sold with 5 buttons (Hawkes & Co 14 Picadilly London on reverse). Condition is GVF.|
|Empty case for the Order of the British Empire, GV or GVI Inscribed on inside front is Garrard & Co. Ltd. By Special appointment TO HIS MAJESTY THE KING. 24 ALBEMARLE ST., LONDON & DALHOUSIE SQ. CALCUTTA.|
|Engineman Samuel George Skinner, Royal Navy Patrol Service Distinguished Service Medal, GVI, (KX101922 S.G. Skinner. Engn . R.N. .PS.) Skinner’s DSM announced in LG 1 January 1943 for service aboard the minesweeping trawler Liberia for “zeal, patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters, and for setting an example of wholehearted devotion to duty without which the high tradition of the Royal Navy could not have been upheld.” In 1941 the Liberia operated between Humber and Sheerness. Sold with some research, a copied photo of his ship and a photo of a Royal Navy Patrol Service Panel which lists Skinner among the DSM recipients. Some edge wear. |
|Erased medals BWM, missing suspender & VM Details largely erased altho 6 digit number can be made out. Medals belonged to Charles W. Baxter, RE, but his MIC indicates service with Durham Light Infantry as well. Condition VF.|
|Flight Sergeant Navigator Walter Charles Sutton, RCAF 1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, with Overseas clasp, War Medal 1939-45, and Memorial Cross, GVI (Sgt. Air Navigator W.C. Sutton R144189). Sutton, from North Bay, Ontario, was KILLED IN ACTION on 22 May 1943. He was flying Wellington aircraft HE 899, with #428 GHOST SQUADRON, and failed to return form night operations. He has no known grave and his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial in England. Sold with copy of page from Operations Record book and some research. (6) Condition is GVF.|
|For Bravery in the Field Great War British Army Recipients of the Military Medal 1914-1920 A Register by Peter Warrington, 641pp. (softcover) A must have for the collector of British gallantry awards. New. Contact me for postage quote.|
|France and Germany Star France and Germany Star Condition is GVF.|
|France and Germany Star Condition is GVF.|
|France and Germany Star Condition is GVF|
|French Croix de Geurre reverse dated 1914 1918. Condition is GVF.|
|German Army Edelweiss insignia modern issue Condition is GVF.|
|German award document for Iron Cross, 2nd class, to Unteroffizier Herbert-Heinz Ruthner, Kav. Regt.5 awarded on 3 March 1945 at Remmelsburg, Germany. Some yellowing due to age but no folds or tears. Condition is GVF++
|German Cross of Honour, 1914-1918 & Nazi Faithful Service Award, in silver. Mounted as worn. Condition is GVF.|
|German WWI-WWII Document collection for Michael Grobert of Bayern Military Pass 1915-16, shows service in 22nd Infantry Regiment, on Western Front and Romania, includes picture of him in uniform with iron cross 2nd class ribbon bar; Wehrpass for 1942 service with Coastal protection; Organization Todt service book, 1943 showing service in “Einsatzgruppe West” photo is missing; Workbook , has been punched, dated between 1938-1944. More pics upon request. (4) Condition is GVF.|
|German WWI/WWII Iron Crosses group of 4 1914 Iron Cross, 2nd class, Cross of Honour 1914-1918, Nazi Armed Forces 12 Year Service Medal & 1939 Iron Cross, 2nd class. Mounted as worn. Condition is GVF.|
|Graf Zeppelin Close up of Graf Zeppelin. In black and white. Does not lay flat. Will sell all 7 for $30 contact me if interested in all of them. Postage costs should not be very high for any of these or all of them. Condition GVF.|
|Graf Zeppelin by Hangar By Hangar In black and white. Does not lay flat. Will sell all 7 for $30 contact me if interested in all of them. Postage costs should not be very high for any of these or all of them. Condition GVF.|
|Graf Zeppelin in Hangar In black and white. Does not lay flat. Will sell all 7 for $30 contact me if interested in all of them. Postage costs should not be very high for any of these or all of them. Condition GVF.|
|GUNNER WILLIAM HEENAN, CANADIAN FIELD ARTILLERY, CEF British War Medal (89627 Gnr. C. F. A..) Heenan joined the 26th Battery, 72nd Brigade on 6 March 1915 at Kingston, showing 3 years service with the 40th Regiment. His service papers are online at http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B4230-S025 . Condition is GVF.|
|GUNNER WILLIAM JARVIS, ROYAL ARTILLERY Military General Service Medal, 1793-1814, Corunna clasp ( W. JARVIS, GUNR. ROYAL ARTY) Jarvis joined the Royal Horse Artillery on 24 October 1805 and served a total of 25 years and 182 days. He served under Captain G. Crawford at General Moore’s famous retreat from Corunna on the Peninsula in 1808 for which he was awarded his M.G.S. His statement of record indicates he was present at Battle of Waterloo; he is listed as Jervis, a Driver, on the published roll by N&M Press. While at Waterloo, His record indicates his participation “In a sharp skirmish near Antwerp and three days Bombardment of Marsham?????, and at the Storming of Bergen op Zoom the three last places from his own statement.” Condition is VF/GVF.
|GUNNERY SERGEANT SAMUEL CLARKSTON, MACHINE GUN COMPANY, 5TH REGIMENT, UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross (unnumbered); Inter-Allied Victory Medal [with silver citation star]- Champagne-Marne, Aisne Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Defensive Sector bars; Croix-de-Guerre, braid for the 5th Regiment; USMC Good Conduct medal (#20890); French Croix-de-Guerre with palm and star; “U.S.” button, USMC button and USMC hat badge; Post-War 5th Regiment shoulder patch.
Clarkston joined the USMC on 12 May, 1914 at Norfolk, VA. He saw service in the Dominican Republic and Haitian waters in 1914, and served in the Dominican Republic between 21 June 1916 to 25 May 1917 where he “Participated in the engagement against the enemy at La Pieta; and in the defense of the train which which was attacked by the enemy at Kilometer 29, June 28, 1916, and participated in the march and occupation of the city of Santiago, DR.”
On 3 July 1917, he disembarked at St. Nazaire, France. He was WOUNDED IN ACTION ON 4 October 1918 AND, THEREFORE IS ENTITLED TO A Purple Heart (not included).He was AWARDED THE NAVY CROSS AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS (NO. 6980) in what was the last action for US combat troops in WWI. The citations for the NC and DFC read:
“Near Beaumont, France, Nov.10-11, 1918. Leading the one remaining machine-gun crew across the River Meuse, Sergeant Clarkston, under heavy fire and trying conditions, established a stronghold from which he inflicted severe losses on the enemy.”
He was also MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES for this action:
“Showed exceptional initiative. After all machine gun crews were lost, but one, Sergeant Clarkston, led the men he could find with one gun across the MEUSE RIVER and personally located a hostile position, inflicting severe damage to the enemy. This under trying conditions.”
He was discharged from the Marine Corps in January 1919, and, on 17 April 1919, was awarded the Good Conduct Medal (No. 8644).
In 1925, he wrote the USMC requesting a replacement of his Distinguished Service Cross and Expert Rifleman’s badge which were lost in shipping a trunk. The old style badge was no longer available he had the opportunity to purchase the newer type for sixty-eight cents, which he purchased in 1926.
His bad luck with retaining his medals continued. In 1967-69, there is correspondence from both he and his son requesting replacement of his medals as they were lost in a fire.
This collection purchased from SPINK USA and was part of the medal collection of EVANS KERRIGAN, NOTED AUTHOR OF 8 BOOKS ON U.S. MILITARY MEDALS AND HISTORY. A nice group to a true American hero. Medals were attached to a display board and some masking tape residue is evident on some medals. Sold with a copy of service papers. (9) Condition is GVF.
|HERBERT WILLIAM CATTON, MERCHANT MARINE British War Medal (HERBERT W CATTON) Sold with Catton’s medal index card indicating h was issued both the BWM and the MMM in 1925. Catton lived from 1900-1925. Likely he was underage during his time of service. Sold with Medal Index Card, 1901& 1911 Census pages and page showing Registered Deaths Jan-Mar 1925. |
|Hitler Entering Olympic Stadium Hitler entering stadium with Nazi officials. In black and white. Does not lay flat. Will sell all 7 for $30 contact me if interested in all of them. Postage costs should not be very high for any of these or all of them. Condition GVF.|
|Hitler Jugend Membership Badge In Silver.No damage to the enamel, and marked RZM M/172. Very nice condition|
|Hitler Youth Belt and Buckle made of aluminum and marked RZM M4/27 (Overhoff & Cie). Belt is still supple and serviceable. Good condition.|
|Hitler Youth Cross Country Ski Boots Complete with boot strings and some metal cleats. Small size. No markings present. Purchased from major auction house as mountain boots, but grooves in heels were used with bindings. Worn condition consistent with age. |
|Hitler Youth Knife This later war issue, comes without maker’s mark or inscription on the blade. The RZM marking, is M7/51/41 indicating that the knife was made by the firm of Anton Wingen Jr. The scabbard shows minor wear to the paint on the front and back. A very well put together HJ knife.|
|Hitler Youth Mountain outfit Brown shirt with long sleeves and 2 breast pockets, with silver buttons on front and cuffs (missing button at neck & button top from back of 1 cuff). Pinned to left breast pocket is Deutches Jugendfest 1936 bronze pin; breeches are brown flannel with 2 pockets with 12 horn buttons and 2 metal buttons, inscribed Deutsche mode; HJ Geb. 9 stamped inside. Wide suspenders dark green leather with an ornamental bridge with embroidery, ca. 1938. More pics upon request. Condition is GVF.
|Honor Gift associated with Hans von Tshammer und Osten, Reich Sports Leader Honor gift, a lead crystal vase, trophy shaped, sanded with the inscription: “In memory of the meeting of the SA comrades in small Dehsa on 2 May 1931 and 17 May 1939 - von Tschammer und Osten" 19 cm tall with a width of 8.5cm. No chips or cracks.
Hans von Schammer und Osten, 1887-1943, was a decorated officer in WWI, and joined the SA in 1929. By 1931, he became a SA GROUP LEADER and was a Nazi member of the REICHSTAG in 1932. After the Nazi takeover, Hitler appointed him REICH SPORTS COMMISSIONER in April 1933 and REICH SPORTS LEADER in July 1933. Among his duties, he reorganized sports in Germany, creating the Sports League of the German Reich (DRL). He was president of the German Olympic Committee and was co-organizer of the 1936 games in Berlin. For his service, he was awarded the Golden Membership Badge of the NSDAP. He attended HITLER'S 50TH BIRTHDAY PARTY IN 1939. As Germany focused on war in 1939, hi influenced waned; he died in 1943 of pneumonia. His brother, Major General Eckart von Schammer und Osten was tried by the Soviets for war crimes and hanged in Minsk in 1946. A RARE and UNIQUE piece and of interest to those with a special interest in the SA or the Nazi Olympics or sport in general.
|Honorary Captain E. M. Aitken, Royal Canadian Artillery Canadian Decoration, GVI (H/Capt. E.M. Aitken), Coronation Medal 1953, unnamed as issued. Swing-mounted as worn. (2) Condition is GVF.
|HOS SERGEANT JAMES GARDNER, 2ND HUNTINGDON INFANTRY COMPANY Canada General Service Medal, 1866-1870, Fenian Raid 1866 & Fenian Raid 1870 clasps (Hos. Sgt. J. Gardner, 2nd Huntingdon I. Co.) Saw action with the 50th Battalion for 1870 clasp and was in action at Trout River, 1870. Sold with copy page from Thyen Roll. Condition is GVF.
|Imperial Germany/Nazi Germany group of 4 Iron Cross 1914, 2nd class, WWI Cross of Honour; Prussian 15 Year Long Service Cross, 1913-1920 issue; and Nazi Faithful Service Cross in Silver, mounted as worn on field grey backing. (4) Condition is GVF.|
|Imperial Germany/Nazi Germany group of 5 A WWI/WWII Court mounted medal bar grouping to a German Policeman. Iron Cross 2nd Class 1914, The Cross of Honour 1914-18 with Swords, the Silesian Eagle being the one piece type, the Police 18 years with woven eagle on ribbon, and finally a Hungarian WWI War Medal. An attractive group. (5) Condition is GVF.|
|Italian post-WWII M33 Helmet, reconditioned. Small size. Some chips to paint. Postage given is just an estimate, to be determined based on destination and shipping method.|
|Italian WWII M33 Helmet, has been repainted, otherwise in very nice condition. Postage given is just an estimate, to be determined based on destination and shipping method.|
|Italy 1915-1918 War Medal Condition GVF.|
|Italy Star Condition is GVF.|
|LANCE CORPORAL JOSEPH STOTHARD MERCER, 19TH BATTLION, CEF 1914-15Star (55123 L. CPL. 19/ CAN: INF:), British War Medal & Victory Medal (55123 L. CPL. 19 - CAN. INF.) Mercer joined the Queen’s Own Rifles on 10 November 1914 at Toronto, ON. He received a gun shot wound to the left arm on 12 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme which rendered him medically unfit by 20 September 1917. Condition is GVF.|
|LEADING AIRCRAFTSMAN GEORGE EDWIN MATIKKA, RCAF Birks Memorial Bar: LAC G E Matikka R.C.A.F. DIED IN HIS COUNTRY’S SERVICE 26 APRIL 1945. Matikka lived in Finland, ON. Matikka,R/263505, “died on active service suffering from a Pulmonary Embolism”, and is is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, UK. Sold with copies of CWGC certificate and Ontario Death certificate. Condition is GVF.
|Lieutenant Albert Morton Monks, 29th Battalion, CEF Memorial Cross, GV, (Lieut. A. N. Monks) Monks joined the 88th Battalion, assigned service number 180282, on 12 November 1915 in Victoria, B.C. He was KIA 21 August 1917 at the Battle of Lens. Note cross has incorrect second initial N instead of M. Sold with 1901 census (UK), copy of Canadian memorial roll and copy of attestation paper. Sold with case of issue. Condition is GVF.
|Lieutenant H. Jones, Royal Air Force British War Medal (Lieut. R.A.F.) Condition is GVF.|
|Lieutenant John C. Frank, Lucan Infantry Company Canada General Service Medal 1866-1870, Fenian Raid 1866 (Lt. J. C. Frank, Lucan I. Co.) Confirmed on roll. Frank was a contemporary of the infamous Black Donnellys, five of the family members being murdered on February 4, 1880 in Lucan, ON. Only 30 medals to the unit. Undoubtedly, An added bonus to any research undertaken. Correctly named in impressed upper and lower case letters. Sold with copy of Medal roll page from Thyen's book.
|Lieutenant John James Gracie, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers Military Cross, GV, unnamed as issued, in case of issue; BWM & VM with MID (Lieut. J.J. Gracie.) Gracie spent time with the 1st Battalion winning a MENTION IN DEPSATCHES from General Sir Ian Hamilton, London Gazette 5 May 16, p. 458, for Gallipoli; he was awarded the Military Cross, London Gazette 22 September 1916:
“For conspicuous gallantry in action. When all of his officers became casualties he took command of his company, and held his ground with great determination till ordered to withdraw. He has done fine work since the war started.``
Gillon, in The KSOB in the Great War, clearly records his Military Cross as an award for the FIRST DAY OF THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME.
Gracie was severely wounded on 23 April 1917 at Monchy le Preux receiving a gun shot wound to the right calf. He later served with the 7/8 Battalion as a Lieutenant. He was KILLED IN ACTION at Loos on 17 September 1918.
His 1914-15 Star applied for by his mother. Sold with large digital file of research which includes a picture of Gracie. An impressive group of medals for a most important event in British WWI military history. (3) Condition is GVF.
|LIEUTENANT THOMAS LETT WOOD, VICTORIA RIFLES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Canada General Service Medal, 1866-1870, Fenian Raid 1866 clasp ( Lt. V. R. B. C.) Thomas Lett Wood, a barrister joined the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL of the COLONY OF VANCOUVER ISLAND BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1863 TO SEPTEMBER 1866 even serving as ACTING ATTORNEY-GENERAL, FROM 1864-66, before it amalgamated with the mainland to from British Columbia in 1866. BETWEEN 1866-1870 HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. During the Fenian Raid of 1866 he was LIEUTENANT in the VICTORIA RIFLES OF BC, JUST 6 MEN mentioned on Thyen’s roll. He later joined the COLONIAL OFFICE and in 1871 he was appointed by Queen Victoria as CHIEF JUSTICE IN BERMUDA (1872-1877), and in 1877 he became a JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT IN THE STRAITS SETTLEMENTS (Malaysia). A nice medal to a person connected to the history of British Columbia prior to Confederation and a RARELY SEEN UNIT ON THE MARKET. Sold with some research. Condition is GVF.
|LIEUTENANT WILLIAM MEMBRY DIFFORD, 8TH BATTALION, CEF, ATTACHED ROYAL AIR FORCE Death Plaque (William Membry Difford) Difford joined the 34th Fort Gary Horse on 24 September 1914 at Valcartier, QC. He served with the 6th Bn before joining the 8th Bn as a Lieutenant. He was later attached to the Royal Air Force, 5th Squadron (the CWGC reports 8tthbut the RAF casualty records indicate 5th Squadron) as a PILOT. He was KILLED IN ACTION FLYING AN ARTILLERY RECONNAISSANCE MISSION. His Observer Lt. E. M. Patterson was wounded in the action. Sold with some research including RAF Casualty cards for both Difford and Patterson. Condition is GVF.|
|LIEUTENANT-COLONEL DONALD ALLEN HARRIS, CANADIAN FORCES United Nations Medal Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus Medal (unnamed); Canadian Centennial Medal (unnamed); Canadian Decoration (MAJOR D. A. HARRIS) Lt. Colonel Harris served 28 years in the Canadian Forces, enrolling in the Regular Officer Training Plan at a Canadian Military College in 1957. His first duties, between 19611964, saw him in various command positions with the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, culminating in the position as Adjutant. For the next for years, he served at Royal Roads Military College, in Victoria, B.C., first as Squadron Commander then as a Army Staff Officer. In 1968 he spent assumed command of a a Rifle company before returning to school at Canadian Land Forces Command and staff College in Kingston, ON. In 1969-70 he served as a Officer commanding a Rifle Companty and then later as a Rotation Officer. By September 1970, he served in Cypus witht e 3rc Company, PPCLI as Officer Commanding Support Company; by April 1971 he was in Victoria, B.C. with the PPCLI’s 3rd Company. Between May 1972-and June 1975 Harris was at Headquarters, Air Transport Command in Trenton, ON as Staff Officer Programme coordination and Protocol, and later as Staff Officer Regional Operations. In July 1975 he joined the PPCLI, 1st Battalion, as Deputy Commanding Officer. He finished his career in Ottawa, ON assisting the Deputy Minister associated with Recruiting, Education & Training. He was awarded his Centennial Medal while serving at Royal Roads, Military College, his Canadian Decoration in September 1969, and his UNFICYP medal in December 1970. A nice group highlighting a distinguished career. Sold with copy service papers. (3) Condition is GVF.|
|Locations of British Cavalry, Infantry And Machine Gun Units 1914-1924 by Robert Gould (softcover, 48 pp) An important work for any WWI collector. CONTACT ME FOR SHIPPING COST.|
|LT. COLONEL DOUGLAS CHARLES NESS WILSON, ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY PAY CORPS CUSTOMIZED Battledress, dated 1952, with zipper front and silk lined cuffs, maker marked, with rank insignia & shoulder boards and ribbon bar. Sold with 9 Pay Books, 3 letters, one of which mentions Wilson’s award of Canadian Decoration in 1958, the other two dealing with appointments. He spent time in Ottawa and Winnipeg. Let me know if you would like to see more pics. Condition is GVF.|
|Luftwaffe Enlisted man (yellow piping for Flight) single shoulder board with green felt backing Condition is GVF More pics upon reuest.|
|Luftwaffe Flak Badge an early unmarked example, made of tombac; referred to as the ball-hinge type, and “especially desirable.” See Stephen Thomas Previtera, Combat Badges of the Third Reich, Vol 2 Luftwaffe, pp. 398-399. Condition is GVF.|
|Luftwaffe Greifreiter rank chevron with one small hole. Condition is GVF|
|Luftwaffe Qualified Telephone Operators Trade Badge Condition is GVF.|
|MAJOR FRANK HAWKER NUTTALL, CANADIAN ENGINEERS 1939-45 Star; Italy Star; France and Germany Star; Defence Medal, Canadian issue; Canada Volunteer Service Medal, with overseas clasp; War Medal, Canadian issue; 1953 Coronation Medal; and Canadian Decoration, GVI (Major F. H. Nuttall). Nuttall was a career soldier, serving in the Canadian Army for about 23 years, between 1935 and 1958; starting as an enlisted man he rose to the rank of Major by the time his career ended. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 16 January 19141; Captain by 6 June 1942 and Major by August 1947. HE WAS 1 OF 29 CANADIAN OFFICERS AND 498 OTHER RANKS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SPITZBERGEN RAID of AUGUST 1941; he later served in Sicily, Italy and Northwestern Europe.. Sold with copy service paper confirming medals, BUT PAPERS INDICATE HE WAS AWARDED THE GEORGE VI CORONATION MEDAL, NOT THE 1953 CORONATION MEDAL INCLUDED WITH THE GROUP. Mounted as worn.(8) Condition is GVF.
|Major Richard Fielding Morrison, 51st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery Military Cross, GV, with second bar award Captain (Actg Major R.F. Morrison, R.F.A. 1st Jany 1917), BWM (Major R.F. Morrison.) Military Cross L.G. 1 January 1917; Military Cross, second award bar, L.G. 26 July 1918. His citation for his second award bar, is as follows:
“For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whether in command of his battery or of the brigade, or acting as an infantry liaison officer, he displayed coolness and resource of a very high order. Once, when his battery came under heavy shell fire and direct hits on the teams caused some confusion, his fine example and complete command of the situation at once restored order. His courage and fine leadership were conspicuous throughout.”
Commissioned 2nd Lieutenat, 23 July 1910; Lieutenant 23 July 1913; Went to France with the 129th Battery, RFA in August 1914; served with the 3rd , 7th & 9th Divisions continuously. Twice mentention in despatches, one being L.G. 17 February 1915. He DIED OF WOUNDS on 25 April 1918 and is buried in Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, Belgium. Sold with London Gazette entries for award of M.C. and bar and M.I.C. confirming MID. Entitled to a 1914 Star trio. Condition is GVF. (2)
|Major Thomas Blackburn, 7th Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers The Most excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) Military Division, 1914-15 Star (Capt. T. Blackburn K.O. Sco. Bord.), British War Medal and Victory Medals with M.I.D., (impressed: Capt. T. Blackburn.), court mounted on pin bar. Blackburn was granted a commission in the 4th Battalion, KSOB, in October 1914. He was gazetted as a captain on 14 February 1915, and was SEVERELY WOUNDED at the Battle of Loos on 25 September 1915, suffering amputation of right leg above the knee, and TAKEN PRISONER OF WAR; being repatriated to England in 1917. He was appointed to the War Office, being promoted Major in December 1918. His M.ID. is gazetted 10 March 1919, and his O.B.E. 3 June 1919. Sold with research, a record of an impressive military career. Condition is GVF.
|Major William John Hamilton, 94th Battalion, CEF British War Medal &Victory Medal (Major. W. J. Hamilton) Hamilton lived at 333 S. Norah St., Fort William, ON when he enlisted in the 94th Battalion on 8 February 1916. He had extensive military experience with the 40th Northumberland” Battalion, between 1886-1898. His profession is listed as Inspector of Public Schools. According to 94th Battalion website, he “Transferred to 32nd Reserve Battalion 18 Jul, 1916. Transferred to the "General List", 31 Oct, 1916. Returned to Canada. ACPF - RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3991 - 45.”|
|Military Medal, GV erased. Confdition is GVF.|
|Miniature Canada General Service Medal, 1866-1870, with Fenian Raid 1866 clasp. Contemporary issue. Condition is GVF.|
|Navy China Service Medal, Crimped brooch. Condition is GVF.|
|Nazi 1936 Olympics handkerchief/scarf, 398 x 398 mm, participating countries provide border , with the Olympic rings in each of the four corners. Purchased directly from a major Olympics auction of 1088 lots by David Feldman a major auction house in Geneva, Switzerland. Retains white crisp look. Condition is GVF+
|Nazi 1936 Olympics Silver Medallion Obverse: Greek female holding a palm branch and wreath with the following words around the rim: ZUR EHRE DES VATERLANDES - ZUM RUHME DES SPORTS translates as TO HONOR OF HOMELAND - to the glory of SPORTS, Reverse: Bell with imperial eagle on the Olympic rings. With the following words around the rim: OLYMPIC . GAMES . BERLIN . MCMXXXVI. Around the rim: BAYER. HAUPTMÜNZAMT. FEINSILBER translates as BAYER. Hauptmünzamt . FINE SILVER. Sold with red box with clasp to house the medal, not connected historically to medallion. Condition is GVF.|
|Nazi 1936 Winter Olympics Cigarette Case Front: decorative design, may include initials, with pic of cross country skier in bottom right corner with inscription: SKI-WANDERER”, on back: “IV OLYMPISCHE WINTERSPIELE 6-16 2 1936 GARMISHE-PARTENKIRCHEN” enclosing the Olympic rings with the Nazi Eagle underneath. Purchased directly from a major Olympics auction of 1088 lots by David Feldman a major auction house in Geneva, Switzerland. Condition is GVF.
|Nazi 25 year Faithful Service Cross, in silver, in damaged box of issue with award certificate to Erich Berkowski awarded 27 July 1939 in Berlin. Also included is a congratulatory letter from district mayor. Enclosed in a folder. Condition is GVF.
|Nazi Armband Nazi Armband with red woolen body with applied white central disc. With folded ribbon type swastika; has partial paper RZM label inside. Good Original Item Obtained from the family of an 8th Army veteran. Nice condition.|
|Nazi Black Wound Badge Unmarked. Most finish removed on obverse. Condition is VF.|
|Nazi Black Wound Badge, Marked L/11 . Excellent finish. More pics available upon request. Condition is EF.|
|Nazi Black Wound Badge, unmarked. Some wear to finish. Condition is GVF.|
|Nazi DRL Sports Badge in bronze. Maker marked WERSTEIN JENA, and also patent marked D. R. G. M. 35269. Some wear spots to finish on obverse. Condition is GVF.|
|Nazi Eastern Front Medal, with paper wrappers and packet. Maker marked 19. Medal is virtually mint condition; some creasing to paper envelope. Condition is NEF.|
|Nazi Eastern Front Medal, with paper packet. Maker marked 13. Packet is split about half way down on one side. Condition is GVF.
|Nazi German 1934 Sport-u-Turn Calendar Essentially a pocket calendar, hardcover, measuring 16.5 cm x 10.5 cm, 70 pages. Calendar portion is blank, but title page is stamped Stadion Tennis Club Rot-Weiss. Named to a D Krujermayer on front, it contains a number of interesting sections associated with German sports and includes a picture of Reichsportsfuhrer Tshammer und Osten. |
|Nazi German Army cap eagle maker marked B.& G 1938, 2 of 3 prongs intact|
|Nazi German Banknote, Coins and Stamps 5 Reichsmark bank note, dated August, 1942; 10 Reichspfennings: 50 (4), 10 (2), 5 (2), 3 (1), 1 (1) and a block of 4x40 Reichspfenning stamps with Adolf Hitler head in profile. Coins dated 1935-43. Condition is GVF. Contact me for postage costs before completing purchase.|
|Nazi High Seas Fleet Badge, Tombac example, produced by Schwerin of Berlin. Wreath and warship portray excellent finish. Some minor staining to back. Condition is EF.|
|Nazi Honour roll Clasp of the Army – COPY Condition is GVF.|
|Nazi Infantry Assault Badge in silver, marked S. H. u. Co. 41,zinc. A massive stamped example with good silver finish. See Weber, The Infantry Assault Badge, pp. 24-27. Contact me for more pics if necessary.Condition is GVF.|
|Nazi Iron Cross, 2nd class with damaged case. Iron Cross is mounted in Austrian style. Cross shows heavy patina and tarnish. No markings on the box.Condition is GVF.|
|Nazi Iron Cross, 2nd class, ring maker marked 23. Some wear to paint on obverse. Condition is GVF.|
|Nazi Iron Cross, 2nd class, Maker marked 65. Condition is GVF.|
|Nazi Iron Cross, 2nd class, Maker marked 100. Condition is GVF.|
|Nazi Iron Cross, 2nd class, unmarked, 3 piece construction with magnetic core, and ribbon bar. Condition is NEF.|
|Nazi Iron Cross, 2nd class, maker marked 23 Maker marked 23. Condition is GVF|
|Nazi Kreigsmarine Coastal Artillery cloth breast eagle with field grey base Condition is GVF.|
|Nazi Kriegsmarine Minesweepers badge, zinc. Maker marked R.K.. Some colour finish still evident Condition is GVF.|
|Nazi Kriegsmarine Minesweepers badge, zinc. Maker marked R.K. Condition is GVF.|
|Nazi Kriegsmarine Minesweepers badge, in zinc. Unmarked. Some colour finish still evident. Condition is GVF.|
|Nazi Kriegsmarine Pith Helmet badge, gilt, some wear to finish. Maker marked K. W. M Condition is GVF.|
|Nazi Krim Shield in zinc, pasted on Army cloth, 4 flat pins and non-magnetic backplate. Some wear to finish. Condition is VF.|
|Nazi Kuban Campaign Shield on field grey wool backing. Shows some patina and light corrosion on upper edge. Condition is GVF.|
|Nazi Luftwaffe 4 Year Service Medal & Sudetenland Medal pair Luftwaffe medal is non-magnetic. Mounted as worn. Condition is GVF.|
|Nazi Naval Auxiliary Cruiser Badge marked R. S. For maker Robert Souval. Zinc construction. Approximately 70% of finish remains and shows a nice dark patina. Condition is GVF.|
|Nazi Naval Blockade Breaker’s Badge, maker A.G.M. u. K. 4, Gablonz, Zinc construction. Correct needle pin and clasp, see pictures in Gordon Williamson, War Badges of the Kriegsmarine, pp. 314-315. Badge retains some grey and silver finish.. A nice piece. Condition is GVF+|
|Nazi Olympics Reichsfield flag, 1.98 m x 1.18 m, stamped "REICHSSPORTFELD BERLIN", some frail spots. Purchased directly from a major Olympics auction of 1088 lots by David Feldman a major auction house in Geneva, Switzerland.|
|Nazi Police Long Service Group of 3 WWI Cross of Honour; 15 Year Long Service Medal; and Nazi Police 18 Year Long Service Medal, mounted as worn on field gray backing. Some wear to arms of LS Cross . A nice looking group. (3) Condition is GVF.
|Nazi Postcard: Olympic Stadium In black and white. Does not lay flat. Will sell all 7 for $30 contact me if interested in all of them. Postage costs should not be very high for any of these or all of them. Condition GVF.|
|Nazi S A Sports Badge, In bronze, marked EIGENTUM D. S. A. SPORT ABZEICHEN HAUPTSTELLE KARL HENSLEH PFORZHEIM (PROPERTY OF THE HEAD OF PHYSICAL CONDITIONING) Dates from 1934-35. Some wear to finish. Condition is GVF.
|Nazi Silver Wound Badge In zinc and maker marked 107 for the firm of Carl Wild of Hamburg. Accompanied by paper award document made out to "O. Gefr. Paul Hasselhoff, Ausb. Kp./Gren. Rgt. 520." Dated, "23 Juni 1944." and "Schonebech/Elbe 8.8 1944" from "Leutnant und Betreuungsoffizier" with signature. 1.4" H x 1.7" W. Some wear evident to silver finish on badge. More pics upon request. Condition is GVF.|
|Nazi Spanish Cross, without swords, in bronze. A good issued example of the breast badge awarded to non-combatants, mainly of the Luftwaffe Legion Condor, for 3 months service on land or sea. Reverse with flat tapered pin. Minor service wear. Instituted 14th April 1939 by Hitler to reward those members of the Wehrmacht who served with distinction in the Spanish Civil War in support of General Franco. Condition is GVF.
|Nazi Sportsfield Olympic Sports buildings. In black and white. Does not lay flat. Will sell all 7 for $30 contact me if interested in all of them. Postage costs should not be very high for any of these or all of them. Condition GVF.|
|Nazi War Merit Cross 1st Class War Merit Cross 1st Class, in case, with imprint of the cross on the lid. Some tarnishing to cross. Broad pin, maker marked on pin; case is unmarked. Some wear to finish on obverse. Condition is GVF.|
|NAZI WERMACHT PITH HELMET Wehrmacht, 2nd pattern pith helmet, of solid construction, covered in felt. Maker marked APN on inside of hat band and is dated 1942 with a 56 below. Size is 48 I believe. Chin strap is complete. Helmet in very nice shape and purchased from a reputable major German auction house. More pics available upon request. Very nice condition.|
|Nazi West Wall Medal Condition is GVF.|
|Nazi West Wall Medal, with paper packet. Condition is EF.|
|Nazi West Wall Medal, with packet of issue. Condition is GVF.|
|NSDAP Armband, in 3 piece construction, red wool with a white cotton circle and black swastika. No maker mark. A nice piece. Condition is GVF.|
|NSDAP Party Badge A 2/3 size NSDAP Party Badge. The badge is complete with a brooch pin fitting to the reverse. The badge is just Ges Gesch marked to the reverse. A very nice example of a scarce badge.
Condition is GVF.|
|NURSE BEATRICE JANE HAYWARD, VOLUNTARY AID DETACHMENT Royal Red Cross, GVI, 2nd Class , in silver and enamel, dated 1945 on reverse lower arm. Mounted on ladies bow, in case of issue. Sold with copy of picture of Miss Hayward with award in 1945, a belt, made of white metal, with a dragonfly & floral motif, about 27 inches in length and two qualification documents dated 1941 and an award document dated 1944, and a 1945 photograph of Miss Hayward wearing her Royal Red Cross, 2nd class. See her relation’s 1939-1945 War Medal, a WWII casualty below (CS28). Condition is NEF.|
|NURSE HELEN CLARISSA POWELL, BRITISH COMMITTEE FRENCH RED CROSS British War Medal (H. C. POWELL) A Canadian nurse, Powell was born in Guelph, Ontario in 1878. During WWI, she worked as a nurse for the British Committee French Red Cross. Sold with copies of Medal Roll which lists her as a Night Sister, her petition for citizenship in the USA, and a the 1940 census listing her as a registered nurse in Oceanside, New York.
|Olympic Runner Runner passing saluting Nazi officials. In black and white. Does not lay flat. Will sell all 7 for $30 contact me if interested in all of them. Postage costs should not be very high for any of these or all of them. Condition GVF.|
|ORDERLY ROOM CLERK BENJAMIN J. DAVIES, DUKE OF CORNWALL LIGHT INFANTRY Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, Victorian issue, 2nd type, 1855-1874 (1669. O. R. Clerk. D Of Corn: L. I.) Davies joined the 32nd Regiment at Colchester on 15 June 1868 serving just over 21 years serving in England, Cape of Good Hope, Mauritius, and Malta. He was awarded his LS&GC Medal on 11 January 1886, his sole entitlement. Naming is in sloping engraved capital letters. Suspension just a little loose with a few light marks and tiny edge nicks. Sold with copy service papers. Condition is GVF.
|Original photo: German Africa Corps Soldier Relaxing ca. 1941-42 Inscription on back. Approximate size is 10 cm x 7.5 cm. Condition is GVF. Postage will be minimal so contact me to finalize payment rather than checking out on website.|
|Original photo: German Reicharbeitdiest soldier German National Work Service. Faint traces of inscription on back of photo. Some attempt to hide swastika with blue ink, otherwise GVF. Approximate size is 13.5 cm x 8.7 cm. Postage will be minimal so contact me to finalize payment rather than checking out on website.|
|Original photo: German Reicharbeitdiest Soldiers engaged in ceremony on parade square Approximate size is 9.5cm x 6.7 cm. Condition is GVF. Postage will be minimal so contact me to finalize payment rather than checking out on website.|
|Original photo: German Soldier celebrating with family or friends. Could be RAD but can't make out insignia. A nice picture none the less. Photographer info on back. Approximate size is 11.5 cm x 9 cm. Postage will be minimal so contact me to finalize payment rather than checking out on website.|
|Original Photo: Group of 8 German Africa Soldiers ca. 1941-42 Inscription on back. Approximate size is 8.6 cm x 6.1 cm. Condition is GVF. Postage will be minimal so contact me to finalize payment rather than checking out on website.|
|Original Photo: Soldiers at Award Ceremony ca. 1942 Soldiers participating in an award ceremony.Approximate size is 10.4 cm x 6.9 cm. Condition is GVF. Postage will be minimal so contact me to finalize payment rather than checking out on website.|
|Original photo: German Panzer Troops Resting ca. 1942 Six soldiers resting in the woods. Note awards of Iron Cross, 1st class, Iron Cross, 2nd class, Panzer Assault Badge, and Black Wound Badge. Approximate size is 10.4 cm x 6.9 cm. Condition is GVF. Postage will be minimal so contact me to finalize payment rather than checking out on website.|
|Original photo: German Panzers on the move ca. 1942 Approximate size is 10.4 cm x 6.9 cm. Condition is GVF. Postage will be minimal so contact me to finalize payment rather than checking out on website.|
|Original photo: German Reicharbeitdiest soldier German National Work Service. Full body photo. Back or photo is blank. Approximate size is 11.7 cm x 8.5 cm. Postage will be minimal so contact me to finalize payment rather than checking out on website.|
|Original photo: German Reicharbeitdiest Officers Group Approximate size is 9.5 cm x 6.7 cm. Condition is GVF. Postage will be minimal so contact me to finalize payment rather than checking out on website.|
|Original photo: Rifle Practice ca. 1942 Soldiers with gas masks on practicing rifle fire. Note crowd of soldiers in trees watching. Approximate size is 10.4 cm x 6.9 cm. Condition is GVF. Postage will be minimal so contact me to finalize payment rather than checking out on website.|
|Orignial Photo: German Africa Corps soldier in front of building ca. 1941-42 Inscription on back. Approximate size is 8.5 cm x 6 cm. Condition is GVF. Postage will be minimal so contact me to finalize payment rather than checking out on website.|
|Orignial Photo: Two German Africa Corps soldiers in front of building ca. 1941-42 Inscription on back. Approximate size is 8.2 cm x 5.5 cm. Condition is GVF. Postage will be minimal so contact me to finalize payment rather than checking out on website.|
|Pacific Star Condition is GVF.|
|Pacific Star |
|Pacific Star Condition is GVF.|
|PFC Claude C Fawbush, Company K, 350th Infantry, U. S. Army Bronze Star (Claude C. Fawbush), slot brooch; Good Conduct Medal, unnamed, slot brooch; World War II Victory Medal, slot brooch. Also included is a American Campaign Medal, crimp brooch, which may possibly have been issued to Fawbush; given its extensive distribution and the introduction of the crimp brooch late in the war it is not impossible that it was issued to him. Fawbush served in the US Army from 1944-1946, joining the U. S. Army in Philadelphia, PA on 24 January 1944. His foreign service extended between 13 July 1944 and 29 August 1945. He was discharged at Fort Meade, MD 25 April 1946. He died in 1977 and is buried in Newton, PA. Sold with some research.(4) Contact me for more pictures if necessary. Condition is GVF.
|POLICE CONSTABLE C. LANCASTER, METROPOLITAN POLICE Coronation (Police) Medal, 1911 (P. C. C. LANCASTER) Condition is GVF|
|POLICE CONSTABLE J. WHITEHEAD, METROPOLITAN POLICE Coronation (Police) Medal, 1911 (P. C. J. WHITEHEAD) Condition is GVF|
|Private 1 G. Gardner, Royal Air Force British War Medal &Victory Medal (75233 Pte. 1. R. A. F.) Condition is GVF.|
|Private Alcide William Amirault, Canadian Forestry Corps British War Medal &Victory Medal (666536 Pte. C.F.C.) Amirault joined the 165th Battalion on 8 April 1916 at West Pubnico, Nova Scotia. Condition is GVF.|
|PRIVATE ALFRED BROWN, 28TH BATTALION, CEF British War Medal (718897 PTE. 28- CAN. INF.) Alfred Brown rejoined the CEF on 14 December 1916 at Yorkton, SK; his attestation paper shows 6 months service in the 107th Battalion. He served overseas with the 28th Battalion between November 1917 and August 1918. He was WIA with a gun shot wound to right leg on 11 August 1918. Sold with copy service papers.
|PRIVATE ALFRED EDWARD CLARK, 29TH BATTALION, CEF British War Medal (75271 Pte. 29-Can. Inf.) Clarke, an original member of the 29th Battalion, joined the unit on 9 November 1914 at Vancouver, B. C. Sold with copy attestation paper. Condition is GVF.|
|Private Alfred Edward Roy Day, 12th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps Memorial Plaque (Alfred Edward Roy Day) Private Day,service number R/5125, 12th Battalion, died on 26 October 1917 and is commemorated in the Janval Cemetery, Dieppe, France. Sold with copy WWI Index Card & CWGC Certificate.
|Private Alphonse Martel, Canadian Forestry Corps Victory Medal (2228341 Pte. C.F.C.) Alphonse Martel joined the Canadian Forestry Corps on 2 March 1917 in Montreal, Quebec. Sold with replacement ring. Condition is VF.
|PRIVATE ANDREW STILLIE, 42ND BATTALION, CEF Military Medal, GV (441713 PTE. 42/QUEBEC: R.) Stillie joined the 53rd Battalion on 9 October 1915 in Winnipeg,MB. He later transferred to the 42nd Battalion. He won his Military Medal for the Battle of Passendale:
On PASSCHENDAEL RIDGE During the operation onthe night of 2/3rd November 1917, this soldier formed one of the party which captured and held GRAF HOUSE for more than an hour, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy when counter attacked in large numbers several times. He set a fine example of coolness, tenacity and devotion to duty.”
Sold with copy of pages from 1st page of attestation paper, 42nd Battalion war diary and his citation for the Military Medal and picture.|
|PRIVATE ARTHUR HERBERT FREESTONE, 5TH CANADIAN MOUNTED RIFLES, CEF British War Medal &Victory Medal (669145 PTE. 5- C. M. R.) Freestone joined the 166th Battalion on 17 January 1916 in Toronto, ON. Freestone transferred to the 5th CMR on 8 December 1916. He DIED OF WOUNDS ON 11April 1917. His service file is found online at http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B3305-S050. Sold with CWGC certificate, letter from his former employer (The Robert Simpson Co.Ltd) to Freestone’s wife concerning his death and a embroidered post card (The Maple Leaf for Ever) sent to her from France. Condition is GVF.
|Private Aubrey Thomas James, 10th Canadian Infantry, CEF 1914-15 Star (426290 Pte. 10/Cdn: Inf:), British War Medal, Victory Medal (426290 Pte. 10-Can.. Inf.), Memorial Plaque (Aubrey Thomas James) James joined the 46th Battalion on 6 January 1915 at Moosejaw, Saskatchewan. He Died of Wounds on 15 June 1916. He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium Sold with photo postcard of James. Condition is GVF.|
|Private Charles Gunstan, 8th Battalion, CEF British War Medal (1126 Pte. 8-Can. Inf.) Gunstan joined the CEF on the 26 September 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec. His service papers are online at http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B3889-S001. Condition is GVF.
|Private Charles Percy Jones, 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF British War Medal (152491 Pte. .) Jones joined the 79th Battalion on 21 September 1915 at Brandon, Manitoba. He was KIA 1 October 1916 and is buried in the Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, France. Sold with CWGC Certificate. Condition is GVF.|
|PRIVATE DAVID DIBBS, PPCLI, CEF 1914-15 Star (51168 PTE. P. P. C. L. I.), British War Medal & Victory Medal (51168 PTE. P. P. C. L. I.) & Memorial Cross, GV (51168 PTE. D. DIBBS) David Dibbs, born Perth, Scotland, and was a hospital orderly when he attested at Montreal to the PPCLI Reinforcements (the 500 Draft) on 2 November 1914. He embarked for England on 20 January 1915, arrived in France on 23 February and joined the PPCLI battalion in the field on 15 March 1915. He was KILLED IN ACTION at Bellewaerde Lake on 4 May 1915, and is buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery nears Ypres. Sold with copies of extracts from his LAC file, CWGC memorial details along with other documents and photos of his headstone. Medals half court-mounted for display. Condition is NEF.|
|Private Ernest Edward Haines, 16th Canadian Infantry, CEF 1914-15 Star (29223 Pte. 16/Can: Inf:) Haines joined the 16th Battalion on 23 September 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec. Sold with copy attestation paper (front side). Condition is VF.|
|Private Evan Rowlands, 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade & 3rd Battalion, CEF British War Medal (457538 Pte. 3-Can. Inf.) Rowlands joined the 60th Battalion on 21 June 1915 in Montreal, QC. He DIED OF WOUNDS on 10 April 1917 at VIMY RIDGE, and is buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Condition is GVF.
|Private F. Edwards, 4/K.R.R.C. Africa General Service Medal, 1902-1956, Somaliland 1902-04 & Jidbaldi clasps (1727 Pte. 4th K.R.R.) Mounted on card by collector with QSA ribbon.
|PRIVATE FREDERICK BOWES SCOTT, 16TH BATTALLION, CEF British War Medal &Victory Medal (832544 Pte. 16-Can. Inf.), Memorial Cross, GV, in case of issue (832544 Pte. F.B. Scott ) Scott joined the 145th Battalion on 4 April 1916 at Sackville, N.B. He joined the 16th battalion on 12 November 1916 and was KILLED IN ACTION after being struck by shell fragments in a support trench on 11 August 1918. Sold with copy service papers, (3) Condition is GVF.
|Private G. Neat, King's Royal Rifle Corps British War Medal (54249 Pte. K.R. Rif. C.) Missing suspender, disc only. Condition is F.|
|PRIVATE GEORGE DALGETY, 27TH BATTALION, CEF British War Medal (2030323 PTE. 27 - CAN. INF.) Dalgety joined 72nd Battalion on 27 August 1917 in Vancouver, B. C. His attestation shows service in South Africa with Marshall’s Horse and the Natal Mounted Rifles. Sold with copy attestation paper. Condition is GVF.|
|Private George H. Wilkinson, Staffordshire Yeomanry (Corps of Hussars) British War Medal (300708 Pte. Staff. Yeo.) Wilkinson DIED on 20 November 1918. He is entitled to a WWI pair. He is buried in Haifa War Cemetery in Israel. Sold with copy MIC.
|Private George Joseph Burrows, 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment/52nd Battalion, CEF Queen South Africa Medal 1899-1902, Cape Colony & South Africa 1902 clasps (5657 Pte. Worc. Regt.) and Victory Medal (439826 Pte. 52-Can. Inf.) Burrows, joined the 52nd Bn on 25 September 1915 in Port Arthur, ON. His attestation paper, online, shows 12 years service with the 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. A nice pair to an original member of the 52nd. Edge bruise to QSA. Condition is VF. (2) |
|PRIVATE GEORGE ROY WALKER, CANADIAN MACHINE GUN BRIGADE Victory Medal (175370 PTE. C.M.G. BDE.) Walker, an American citizen, joined the 86th Machine Gun Battalion on 10 April 1916 in Hamilton, ON. Condition is VF.
|Private Harold Pierson, 18th Canadian Infantry, CEF Memorial Plaque (Harold Pierson) Pierson, service # 213415 died of wounds 28 June 1918 and is buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. Condition is NEF.
|Private J. Hurley, Leinster Regiment 1914-15 Star (5791 Pte. Leins. R.) Condition is GVF.|
|PRIVATE JAMES INGLIS, 28TH BATTALION, CEF Military Medal, GV (73368 PTE.. 28/SASK: R.); 1914-15 Star (73368 PTE. 28/Can: Inf:) Inglis joined the 28th Battalion on 23 October 1914 in Port Arthur, ON. He was a member of the local militia. His Military Medal, won in November 1918, was gazetted on 3-7-19. Sold with copy of front of attestation page and Military Medal award. (2)
|PRIVATE JAMES BENTLEY, 28TH BATTALION, CEF 1914-15 Star (73325 PTE. 28/CAN:INF:) Bentley joined the 28th Battalion on 24 October 1914 at Port Arthur, ON. His attestation paper shows 12 years service with the King’s Royal Rifle Corps. He was AWARDED the MILITARY MEDAL FOR THE BATTLE OF COURCELETTE, 1510-16 9-12-16 L.G. 29854 His citation reads:
“For great courage and devotion to duty near Courcelette from 25th to 28th September 1916. As a Signaller he maintained telephone communication to the Brigade Report Centre. Exposed to heavy shell fire and enemy sniping. The line was cut repeatedly during the period mentioned and during the whole time this man worked at great personal danger, and by his courage and devotion to duty greatly assisted in the carrying out of the operations by furnishing telephone communication. This man has on previous occasions when the Bttn was in the trenches done similar good work with the same bravery and coolness. Auth; A.F.W.3121. “
Bentley received a GUN SHOT WOUND to the head and arms on 4 November 1918. His service record can be found on line at http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B0666-S025
|PRIVATE JAMES FLEMING RICHMOND, 29TH BATTALION, CEF Victory Medal (645939Pte. 29-Can. Inf.) Richmond joined the 158th Battalion on 1 March 1916 at Vancouver, B. C. His attestation service indicates prior military service with the 72nd Highlanders. Sold with copy of his attestation paper and the Registration of Death which indicates he died 29 July 1977. Condition is GVF.
|PRIVATE JAMES WATERS, 4TH BATTALION, CEF British War Medal (141571 PTE. 4 - CAN. INF.) Waters joined the 76th Battalion on 26 July 1915 at Hamilton, ON. He later was transferred to the 4th Battalion and DIED OF WOUNDS on 19 June 1916. Sold with copy of CWGC certificate and Canadian Great War Project printout. Condition is GVF.|
|PRIVATE JOHN ALLEN CROSBY, 29TH BATTALION, CEF British War Medal (862601 Pte. 29-CAN. INF. ) and Death Plaque (JOHN ALBERT CROSBY) Crosby joined the 180th Battalion on 23 February 1916 at Toronto, ON. His attestation paper and service file can be found online at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=126670 Crosby joined the 29th Battalion on 29 May 1917 and was reported missing and presumed dead on 21 August 1917. Sold with a collection of original documents including letters to his mother, pension documents, a pressed rose, and a cardboard picture of Crosby in uniform. All in all a touching memory of a family’s tragic loss. (2) Condition is GVF.
|PRIVATE JOHN BECK, 28TH BATTALION, CEF BWM (427832 PTE. 28-CAN. INF.), Death Plaque (JOHN BECK); Memorial Cross, GV (427832 PTE J - BECK-) John Beck joined the 68th Battalion on 06 August 1915 in Regina, SK, and transferred to the 46th Battalion on 12 October 1915. His service with the 28th Battalion started on 9 June 1916 in France. He DIED OF WOUNDS 22 September 1916 and is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France. Sold with copy service papers and CWGC printout. (3)|
|PRIVATE JOHN BELL, IST CANADIAN INFANTRY, CEF 1914-15 Star (407119 Pte. 1/Can:Inf:) Bell joined the 26th Reserve Battalion on 3 November 1915 in Hythe, AB. Bell DIED of WOUNDS on 14 June 1916. He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium. His ervice file can be found online at http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B0616-S020 . Condition is GVF.
|Private John Ross , 16th Lancers Maharajpoor Star, with replacement straight silver suspension bar (Private John Ross H.M. 16th Lancers) named in script. His service number is 1312. For a possible picture of Ross, although there were 2 men with that last name, see http://www.soldiersofthequeen.com/OldSoldiers-BattleofAliwalVeterans1896.html According to the Sutlej medal roll (found online) he is entitled to a Sutlej Medal, with Ailiwal reverse, and Saboraon clasp; he later transferred to the 3rd Light Dragoons. Condition is GVF.|
|Private John Sedgewick, 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF British War Medal &Victory Medal (115042 Pte. 2-C.M.R. ) According to Wigney’s The C.E.F.Roll of Honour, he was in the 199th and 14th battalions, and was killed in action on 30October 1917.He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Condition id GVF. (2)
|PRIVATE JOHN THOROLD BLOWERS, 27TH BATTALION, CEF British War Medal (71573 PTE. 27 - CAN. INF.) Blowers, an original member of the 27th Battalion, joined the unit on 28 October 1914 Winnipeg, MB. He was KILLED IN ACTION on 6 February 1916. Sold with some research. Condition is GVF.|
|PRIVATE JOSEPH FERGUSON, 29TH CANADIAN INFANTRY, CEF 1914-15 Star (75352 Pte. 29/Can: Inf:) Ferguson, an original member of the 29th Battalion, joined the unit on 13 November 1914 in Vancouver, B. C. Sold with copy attestation paper and copy of Registration of Death indicating Ferguson died in Vancouver on 30 December 1961. Condition is GVF.
|Private Joseph Martin Murphy, 54th Battalion, CEF Memorial Plaque (Joseph Martin Murphy) Private Murphy, 931343 joined the 225th Overseas Battalion on 2 May 1916 in Fernie, B. C. He was KIA on 30 September 1918 and is buried in Canada Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Cambrai, France. Condition is NEF.
|Private Joseph Short, 1/60 K. R.R.C. Canada General Service Medal 1866-1870, Red River 1870 (1198. Pte. J. Short. 1/60 K.O.R.) Confirmed on roll. Condition is GVF.
|PRIVATE LEONARDUS BERKVENS, 28TH BATTALION, CEF British War Medal &Victory Medal 887483 PTE. 28-CAN. INF.) Berkevens , born in Antwerp, Belgium, and joined the 188th Battalion on 21 March 1916 at Yorkton, SK. He joined the 28th Battalion on 22 February 1917. He was TWICE WOUNDED IN ACTION: first in the right arm on 21 August 1917 and in the neck on 11 August 1918. Sold with copy service papers. Condition is GVF.
|PRIVATE LEWIS GREWY, 8TH LINE BATTALION, KING’S GERMAN LEGION Waterloo Medal (***LEWIS GREWY, 8TH LINE BATT***) Sold with copy of Muster Roll for 8th Line Battalion, KGL. Condition is F.
|Private Melville Campbell Kearns, 14th Battalion, CEF British War Medal &Victory Medal (748349 Pte. 14- Bn. Can. Inf.), Memorial Plaque (Melville Campbell Kearns) Kearns enlisted in the 117th Battalion on 5 January 1916 in Montreal, Quebec. He was KIA on 8 August 1918 and is buried in the Hillside Cemetery, LeQuesnel, France. Medals impressed, but appear to be replacements due to naming. (3) Condition is NEF.
|PRIVATE NORMAN HENDERSON, 78TH BATTALION, CEF British War Medal (186139 Pte. 78-Can. Inf.) Henderson, born in Sault Ste. Marie, joined the 90th Battalion on 30 September 1915 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Strangely enough a series of faint Xs are marked across the rim over his naming although still very readable. He must have been a character as he was tried by F. G. C. M., on 12 July 1917, for being Absent Without Leave for 92.5 hours, 27 April to1 May, 1917, and was sentenced to 90 days Field Punishment Number 1, known to soldiers as the “crucifixion”.He was sentenced to 1year in Prison with Hard Labour , but released on 17 June 1917. On December 15, 1917 he was found guilty and SENTENCED TO DEATH, BUT COMMUTED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON ON 1 January 1918. It would take until 11 December 2001 for the Canadian Government to apologize to the families of the 23 Canadians who were “SHOT AT DAWN”. In reviewing their cases, Norman Henderson was lucky to have his sentence commuted. He served some time in Military Prison No.5, his sentence was suspended and he was released on 22 January 1919. His suspended sentence was remitted on 25 February 1919. He returned to England in May, 1919, eventually returning to Port Arthur, Ontario where his father lived.
According to Gerald Oram’s work, Death Sentences passed by military courts of the British Army 1914-1924: 25 Canadian soldiers were executed; 195 Canadians had their sentences commuted.
His service papers can be found online at http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B4257-S039 . Rare to see on market.|
|PRIVATE OSCAR NELSON, 28TH BATTALION, CEF British War Medal (252533 PTE. 28- CAN. INF.) Nelson, an American born in Grafton, N. Dakota, joined the 209th Battalion in Swift Current, SK. On 17 March 1916. Entitled to BWM & VM. Suspender is a little wobbly. Condition is GVF.
|PRIVATE PATRICK RYAN, 33RD DUKE OF WELLINGTON REGIMENT Abyssinian War Medal, 1867-68 (3880 P. Ryan 33rd DW Regt) Medal is missing suspender, and is suspended from a heavy silver chain. Medal confirmed on roll. Sold with copy service papers and page from medal roll. Condition is VF.
|Private Paul-Emile Provencher, Regiment de Maisonneuve Efficiency Medal, GVI, with Canada bar (Pte. R. De MAIS.) Provencher, service # D-56112, began his service the Regiment de Maisonneuve on 12 November 1935 serving until 8 June 1945. He saw service in Europe during WWII, earning the 1939-1945 Star, France & Germany Star Defence Medal, CVSM & clasp, and the War Medal 1939-1945. His papers confirm the award of his Canadian Efficiency Medal in 1944. Sold with copy service papers. Condition is GVF.|
|Private Richard Wilson, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers 1914-15 Star (15870 Pte. K. O. Sco: Bord.) Wilson, served at Gallipoli from April 1915, and was KILLED IN ACTION ON 1 JULY 1916 AT THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME. Sold with copy of Medal Index Card indicating his entitlement to a 1914-15 trio and confirming his death. Condition is GVF.|
|PRIVATE ROBERT JOHN HENRY PAYNE, LAKE SUPERIOR REGIMENT 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canada Volunteer Service Medal, with overseas clasp; War Medal. Purchased directly from family. Payne, service # H45531, from Fort William, signed up in Port Arthur on 6 June1940, having served with the LSR since February 1940. He was 19 years old and was an employee of the CPR. Sold with disc containing large service file. 1939-45 Star looks to have been replaced at some point. Condition is GVF.
|PRIVATE ROY LANGFORD DICKSON BROWN, CANADIAN ARMY Military Bracelet (PTE. R .L. D. BROWN B118051 C. A. S. F.) Brown served in the Canadian Army between 13 October 1943 and 17 August 1946 serving in Canada, Britain and Europe. He is entitled to the 1939-1945 Star, France & Germany Star, the CVSM, with clasp, and the War Medal 1939-1945. Sold with copy service papers. Condition is GVF.
|PRIVATE SAMUEL DALE, CANADIAN FORESTRY CORPS, CEF British War Medal & Victory Medal (844277 PTE. C. F. C.) Dale joined the 122nd Battalion on 15 February 1916 at Sarnia, ON. He joined the CFC in 1917. Sold with copy service file. Condition is GVF.
|Private Thomas Padden, Machine Gun Corps (infantry) Memorial Plaque (Thomas Padden) Private Padden, service number 114417, 148 Coy, MGC, died on 17 November 1917 and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. Sold with MIC. Condition is GVF.
|PRIVATE W. ABBATT, ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS Queen South Africa Medal 1899-1902, Cape Colony (8644 Pte. R. A.M.C.) Private Abbatt DIED OF DISEASE at De Aar on 22 March 1900. Casualty Roll has him listed as Abbott. Sold with copy of Casualty Roll page. He is commemorated on the Aldershot Royal Army Medical Corps Boer War Memorial. Condition is EF.|
|Private Wallace Mathew Macfarlane Boyd, Canadian Cyclist Battalion, CEF & Veteran’s Guard of Canada British War Medal &Victory Medal (1069843 Pte. Can. Cyclist Bn.), Canada Volunteer Service Medal, with overseas clasp. Boyd joined the 249th Battalion on 3 December 1917 at Quebec, QC. He was WOUNDED with GAS on 30 September 1918. During WWII, he served with the Veteran’s Guard of Canada, service # E-28715 as a Sergeant and worked in a POW camp for German prisoners. He earned his CVSM, with clasp, for service in Georgetown, British Guiana. Sold with For service at the Front badge and service records for both WWI & WWII service. A nice group. (4) Condition is GVF.
|PRIVATE WALLACE ROMANS, CANADIAN MACHINE GUN CORPS, CEF British War Medal & Victory Medal (3188773 PTE. C. M.G. BDE.) Romans, from Hammond Plains, Nova Scotia, was drafted under the Military Service Act, 1917, into the Nova Scotia Regiment on 12 June 1918. He later was transferred to the C. M. G. Brigade. Suspender on BWM is bent. Condition is VF.|
|Private William Edward Wood, 18th Battalion, CEF Memorial Plaque (William Edward Wood) William Wood, service # 412051, joined the 39th Battalion on the 11 January 1915 in Kingston, ON. Private Wood died on 7 June 1916 and is commemorated at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Sold with research disc. Condition is NEF.|
|PRIVATE WILLIAM GRANT, 19TH BATTALION Canada General Service Medal, 1866-1870, Fenian Raid 1866 clasp (Pte. W. Grant, 19th Battalion) Sold with copy page from Thyen Roll. Condition is VF.
|Private William Henry Bramley, 5th Battalion, CEF British War Medal (12822 Pte. 5-Can. Inf.) Bramley joined the 5th Battalion on 18 September 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec. His service papers are online at http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B1013-S027. Condition is GVF|
|PRIVATE WILLIAM JAMES MCTIERMAN, 58TH BATTALION, CEF Memorial Plaque (WILLIAM JAMES MCTIERNAN), Memorial Scroll (Pte. William James McTierman Canadian Infantry Bn.) McTierman joined the 159th Battalion on 19 June 1916 at North Bay, ON. He later was transferred to the 58th Battalion and was KIA on 29 June 1917. NOTE: Last name misspelled on plaque. Scroll has three tears but still sound. Condition is GVF.
|PRIVATE WILLIAM LESTER BURTON, 20TH CANADIAN INFANTRY, CEF 1914-15 Star (57364 Pte. 20/Can: Inf:) Burton, an original member of the 20th Battalion, joined the unit on 11 November 1914 at Toronto, ON. His time in France and Belgium were not without issues with the authorities, he seems to have been a colorful character. He was listed as MISSING on 15 SEPTEMBER 1916. He is remembered with honour on the Vimy Memorial. His service papers are found online at http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B1328-S027. Sold with copy of CWGC printout. Condition is GVF.|
|Private William Milkin, 16th Lancers Maharajpoor Star, with replacement straight silver suspension bar (Private William Milkin H.M. 16th Lancers) named in script. His service number is 1498. According to the Sutlej medal roll (found online) he is entitled to a Sutlej Medal, with Ailiwal reverse, and Saboraon clasp; he later transferred to the 3rd Light Dragoons. Condition is VF.|
|PRIVATE WILLIAM PIERCE ROGERS, 32ND BATTALION, CEF Memorial Plaque (WILLIAM PIERCE ROGERS) Rogers joined the Canadian Field Artillery on 24 September 1914 at Valcartier, QC. He DIED OF DISEASE on 27 January 1921and is buried in Brighton (The Downs) Cemetery in the UK. Condition is GVF.|
|Prussian 1870-71 War Pair Iron Cross 2nd Class, 1870 Magnetic/iron core, silver frame, 41+ mm x 41+ mm, and Prussian War Medal, 1870-71. A nice example from the war that created modern Germany. Mounted as worn. Spink auction 24 April 2014. Condition is VF.
|PTR. 1 A. LANYON, ROYAL NAVY Naval Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, GVI (MX. 45415416 PTR. 1. H. M. S. LIVERPOOL.) HMS Liverpool was a Town Type Light Cruiser with WWII Battle Honours for Mediterranean 1940, Calabria 1940, Arctic 1942 and Malta Convoys 1942. Condition is GVF.|
|RAD Photo Album of Arbeitsmaid Contain 35 pictures of a female member of the National Labour Service, ca. 1939, reflecting both work and relaxation time in Hitler’s Germany. Photo album measures 24.5 cm x17.5 cm and is comprised of 6 card stock pages. Condition is GVF.|
|Red River 1870 clasp, genuine. Purchased from DNW in June 2014. Condition is GVF.|
|Reichspartie Tag 1937 Tinnie obverse somewhat rough, reverse marked G. BREHMER MARKNEUKIRCHEN Condition is VF |
|Royal Air Force Buckle, King’s crown Made of brass in 2 parts, made by J.H. Gaunt Montreal. Made in England. Condition is GVF.
|Royal Canadian Air Force pilot wings padded version, 1953 issue. Condition is GVF.|
|Royal Canadian Air Force WWII Pilot’s Wings, Cloth, machine embroidered, flat version, ca. 1943-45. Condition is GVF.|
|Royal Flying Corps Enlisted Man's Cap Badge No maker's mark. Condition is GVF.
|SA Brigade 35 Leipzig Gepackmarsch-meisterschaft Tinnie reverse marked BREHMER MARKNEUKIRCHEN. It has retained its nice dark brown color. Condition is GVF |
|SA Kepi Silver 1st Pattern Cap Eagle, stamped medal with nickel silver finish and swastika retaining some of the black paint. Both prongs on back in tact. No maker mark. Condition is GVF.|
|Samuel J. Spurling Imperial Service Medal, GV (Samuel J. Spurling) in case of issue. Believed to have been issued for his work in munitions. Condition is GVF.|
|SAPPER GEORGE SEAGER, CANADIAN RAILWAY TROOP, CEF British War Medal &Victory Medal (785011 Pte. C. R. T.) Seager joined the 129th Overseas Battalion on 29 January 1916 at Bartonville, ON. (2) Condition is GVF.|
|SAPPER THOMAS BATES, CANADIAN ENGINEERS Memorial Cross, GV, (1078179 SPR. T. BATES) Bates joined the 5th Pioneer Battalion on 29 May 1916 at Montreal, QC. He was KIA ON 29 September 1918. Sold with copy of service papers. Condition is GVF.|
|Sepoy Nawab Khan, 2 Guides Infy Victory Medal (01228 Sepoy Nawab Khan, 2 Guides Infy) Condition is GVF.|
|Sergeant F. J. Phillips, Royal Flying Corps British War and Victory Medals (724 Sgt. R.F.C.) “A recruit, a direct entrant into RFC 2 June, 1913. As 1AM, served in France with the Aircraft Park, from 16 August, 1914. Promoted Acting Flight Sergeant (paid) (Blacksmith) on 14 March, 1918, and was Chief Mechanic in April, 1918 RAF Muster Roll. He is listed in the Times ‘B’ Press Release of 29 August 1919.” (Taken from I. McInnes & J.V. Webb, A Contemptible Little Flying Corps, p. 263) Entitled to a 1914 Star. Condition is GVF,|
|Sergeant Frederick William Webb, 10th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps Military Medal, GV (R-5127 Cpl 10/K.R.R.C.), 1914-15 Star (R-5127 L. Cpl K.R. Rif:C.), BWM & VM (R-5127 Sjt. K. R. Rif. C.) Frederick Webb had 7 years prior military service with the 2nd County of London Yeomanry, his service there expiring in 1911. He enlisted in the 10th (Service) Battalion, KRRC on 15 September 1914 at St. Paul’s Churchyard. He landed in France on 21 July 1915. He was awarded the MM for actions on 25 June 1916. Gazetted Supplement to the London Gazette Issue 29701, dated 10 August 1916.
From 16-21 September 1916 he was treated for a septic hand at Rouen prior to returning to England. There is amongst his service file hand written medical notes which indicate he was injured/wounded on the Somme. He was diagnosed with Whitlow disease of the right thumb on 23 September 1916. He died of Whitlow R. Thumb Osteomyllet Phalanges while at Springbend and Woodride Convalescent Hospital, Glasgow. He died 2 November 1916. Sold with research. (4) Condition is GVF.
|Sergeant George Bell, 31st Battalion, CEF Military Medal, GV (446592 Sjt 31/Alberta R.) Bell, originally from the Isle of Man, joined the 56th Battalion on 5 May 1915 in Calgary, AB. He transferred to the 31st Battalion and arrived in France in July 1916. He was WOUNDED, ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE BATTLE OF VIMY RIDGE, suffering a severe gun shot wound to his left arm. He was AWARDED THE MILITARY MEDAL, LG 21 October 1918, for a raid on the enemy’s trenches.
“For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Neuvile Vitasse, on 24th/25th June, 1918:
During a raid on enemy defences, the Officer commanding this NCO`s party soon became a casualty. The NCO immediately took charge. Owing to his quick initiative and utter disregard of personal danger he managed to work his way through uncut wire, and personally bombed a an enemy post which was giving trouble. He inflicted sever casualties and captured one prisoner. This excellent work undoubtedly enabled his party to reachtheir objective. He led his party with great determination and courage. His cool and calm behaviour established the greatest confidence in his men.
He was WOUNDED AGAIN, SUFFERING FROM MUSTARD GAS, ON 18 SEPTEMBER 1918. He was discharged in Calgary in 1919. Sold with service file and research.
|Sergeant J.J. Galt, R.A.F./R.C.A.F General Service Medal 1918-1962, Palestine 1945-48 clasp (2286150 A. C. 2. R. A. F.); Canadian Decoration (SGT J.J. GALT) A nice pair of medals with both British and Canadian service, particularly the creation of Israel. There is a tear in the ribbon of the CD. Mounted as worn. (2) Condition is GVF.|
|Sergeant John Miller, 2nd Battalion, 60th Rifles Indian Mutiny Medal, 1857-58 (Sergt. 2nd Batn 60th Rifles.) Miller's service number is 1872, and his medal with no clasp is confirmed on the medal roll. Sold with copy of medal roll, taken from published roll by J.K Asplin. Medal is broached. Several edge knocks. Condition is VF.|
|SERGEANT JOHN SEYMOUR, RIFLE BRIGADE/ 15TH BATTALION, CEF India General Service Medal, 1895-1902, Punjab Frontier 1897-98 (8404 Pte. Rifle Brigade), Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony & Transvaal (8404 Pte. Rifle Brigade.); King’s South Africa Medal, 1901-1902, South Africa 1901 & South Africa 1902 clasps (8404 Pte. Rifle Brigade.); 1914-15 Star (46960 Pte 15/Can: Inf:), British War Medal, Victory Medal (46960 Sgt. 15-Can.. Inf.) All medals properly named. John Seymour, a machinist residing in Amherst, Nova Scotia, joined the 17th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) on 26 September 1914 at Valcartier, PQ. Sold with copy pages from Indian & South African Medal Rolls confirming clasps, and front page of attestation paper. (6)
|SERGEANT L. J. KUHN, ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY SERVICE CORPS 1939-1945 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, Canada Volunteer Service Medal, with overseas clasp; War Medal, and Canadian Decoration (SJT. LJ KUHN) Medals are Canadian issue and are mounted as worn. (6) Condition is GVF.
|Sergeant Owen Owens, 4/Royal Scots Fusiliers Army Meritorious Service Medal, GV, swivel, (203292 Sgt. 4/R, SC: Fus.) Sold with medal index card from National Archives which indicates the award was for France. Condition is GVF.
|Sergeant William Burns, 4-60th Foot Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, VR, Small letter reverse (1143. Sergt. 4-60th Foot) Burns, from County Down in Ireland, served approximately 21 years with the regiment. Although not on the role, he may be entitled to a Canada General Service Medal, Fenian raid 1866. Sold with Copy service records and research by Irv Mortenson.
|Silver War Badge “For King and Empire + Services Rendered + (Reverse numbered B60670) Condition is GVF. Better to contact me directly rather than purchase directly on website -- postage charges vary.|
|Sommer-Sonenwende 1939 Gau Weser-Ems Tinnie Celebrates Summer Solstice. Some wear to brown finish on obverse. Condition is GVF.|
|Soviet 40 Years of Victory Medal Unattributed. Condition is GVF|
|Soviet Order of the Red Star, numbered 3315545, awarded to Soviet Air Force pilot in 1954. Sold with online documents from the Central Archive Ministry of which indicates he saw action on Leningrad front flying an Il2 Sturmovic. More pictures available upon request. An iconic Soviet order with identified recipient. Some discolouration to backplate. Condition is NEF.|
|Soviet WWII group of 4, unattributed: Combat Merit Medal (2941017); Defence of Moscow; Victory over Germany & Liberation of Warsaw Medals. Mounted as worn.
|SPECIAL CONSTABLE FREDERICK GREW Special Constabulary Long Service Medal, GVI (FREDERICK GREW)|
|SPECIAL CONSTABLE VICTOR KNIGHT Special Constabulary Long Service Medal, GVI (VICTOR KNIGHT) Condition is GVF.|
|Squadron Leader Victor Euchariste Gagne, Royal Canadian Air Force Canada Volunteer Service Medal, War Medal with MID clasp, Canadian issue, and Canadian Decoration, GVI (F/L V.E. Gagne). Gagne enlisted in the RCAF on 11 June 1940 in Montreal, QC. Working as a supply officer, Gagne received his MID in the Canada Gazette 14 June 1945:
Squadron Leader Gagne has shown outstanding ability as senior equipment officer at Royal Canadian Air Force Station, Patricia Bay. He has re-organized his section in such a manner as to produce the utmost efficiency from an already overworked staff and at the same time has maintained their complete confidence and co-operation. His keenness and ability have set a high standard of efficiency and the contribution he has made to his station has been outstanding.
Sold with a set of miniatures, a small bullion wings (RCAF), a small brass wings (RCAF), and a General Service pin (#1449400), and a RCAF Pre-War Club lapel pin . Medals mounted as worn. F/L Gagne is the brother-in-law of Captain Savage, Royal Winnipeg Rifles listed above. Obtained directly from the family. (7) Condition is GVF.
|SS HONOR RING & CASE REPRODUCTION Named to Geldern,21.12.44, with case both top and bottom RZM marked. |
|SS Woolen Armband with ribbed white disc and multi piece construction swastika with paper Issue Tag. A very nice piece. More pics upon request.|
|The Canadian Honours System The Canadian Honours System (hardcover, 408 pp.) by Christopher McCreery. Published in 2005, this important work details the past and present medals awarded to Canadians. A must for any level of collector of Canadian awards & medals. Publisher's price is $60.
|The Defence Medal The Defence Medal, British version, cupronickel. Condition is GVF.|
|The Defence Medal Defence Medal (cupro-nickel British issue). Condition is EF.|
|The Naval Who’s Who 1917 (hardcover, 344 pp.) An excellent reference. It contains a chronological list of notable naval events 1213-1914; Service, Honours and Special qualifications of Officers Active and Retired for RN, RNR, RNVR, RM & Dominion Navies, Admiral Jellicoe’s despatch for Jutland, Casualty List for Battle of Jutland & Diary of Events of the War. A must have for the WWI Naval collector.
|The South Africa 1853 Medal (hardcover, 155 pp) Everson’s medal roll and story of the medal awarded for the frontier wars between 1834 and 1853. CONTACT ME FOR SHIPPING COST.|
|TROOPER JOSEPH SIMON LONG, LORD STRATHCONA’S HORSE (ROYAL CANADIANS) Korea Medal, in silver (SB-801297 J. S. LONG), United Nations Korea Medal, unnamed as issued. Long, from Jacquet River, New Brunswick, served in the 5th Canadian Armoured Corps, participating in the Italian campaign between 27 November 1943 to 21 February 1945. The 5th CAR, otherwise the 8th PrincessLouise’s(New Brunswick) Hussars joined forces with the LSH(RC) in the liberation of Holland and the Lowlands. Long was honourably released in Canada on 26 October 1945. He re-enlisted for Korea in August 1950 in Toronto, ON. He arrived in Korea 13 April 1952 and by 30 July 1952 was assigned to ‘B’ Squadron on 30 Julyon 1952, and then with the 25th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade on 9 November 1952. He served 11 months in Korea and returned to Canada on 15 March 1953. He was released from service on 9 April 1954. He later served briefly with the Royal Canadian Hussars in Montreal in 1961. Long is entitled to the following medals: 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, CVSM with clasp, 1939-45 War Medal, Korea Medal & the UN Korea Medal. Sold with copy service record. Condition is GVF. (2) |
|Trooper Sam Price, Montreal Cavalry Canada General Service Medal, 1866-1870, Fenian Raid 1866 clasp (Tr. S Price Montreal. Cav.) Named in proper style. 1 of 38 medals awarded. Sold with copy of page from Thyen’s roll. Condition is GVF.
|Trooper, 3rd class, J. R. Colley, South African Constabulary Queen South Africa Medal 1899-1902, Cape Colony & Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 & South Africa 1902 clasps (1616 3rd Cl: Tpr: S.A.C.) According to Canadian roll he is a Canadian. Missing rivets between 3rd&4th clasps, tied with string. Proper naming. Condition is GVF.
|Trooper, 3rd class, J. Rigsby, South African Constabulary Queen South Africa Medal 1899-1902, Cape Colony & Orange Free State clasps (2007 3rd Cl: Tpr: S.A.C.) According to Canadian roll he is a Canadian. Pitting to obverse & suspender a bit wobbly. Condition is VF.
|United Nations Emergency Force Plaque/Name Plate Plate named to G. A. Burke Port Said Egypt Condition is GVF.|
|United Nations Korea Service Medal British version, unnamed as issued. Sold with ribbon bar and case of issue. Condition is GVF.
|United Nations Medal for Cyprus (UNFICYP) (1964- ) Mounted for wear. Some wear to reverse. Condition is GVF.|
|United States Army Good Conduct Medal, unnamed and crimped brooch. Condition is GVF.|
|United States Army WWI M1917 wool tunic and pants to 78th Artillery Regiment, 6th Division The 6th Division saw action in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September-November 1918. Dog tags named to Lt. Thomas F. McCoy, F. A. R.C. Tunic is small size, in overall good condition. Some moth holes and a repair to back of tunic on right side. One button is not attached but is in left breast pocket A nice research project. Contact me for shipping charges.
|War Merit Cross, 2nd class, with swords Zinc construction, maker marked 65. Condition is GVF.|
|War Merit Cross, with swords, 1st class Zinc construction, unmarked. Condition is GVF.|
|Warrant Officer, 2nd class Thomas Douglas Crosbie, Canadian Field Artillery, CEF Distinguished Conduct Medal, GV (311373 B.S Maj. Can. F. A.), BWM & VM (311373 W.O. Cl 2. C. F. A.) Crosbie, a policeman, joined the 3rd Divisional Amtn. Column on 3 January 1916 in Toronto, ON. Crosbie won the D.C.M , L. G. 01/16/19, 04/12/19 P27 Sup., his citation reads:
For gallantry and devotion to duty. About 9 a.m. on 28th August, 1918, a large enemy shell landed in a dump located in te Arras-Cambrai road between Arras and Faub St. Sauveur, killing seven men and wounding five of the dump personnel. He was blown twnety to thirty feet by the explosion and wounded slightly, but with great gallantry and utter disregard for personal safety he immediately got water and put out the burning ammunition and prevented more casualties. Notwithstanding his wounds and the severe shock he had received, he continued to issue ammunition until relieved. His example throughout was most inspiring to the men.
|WWI Croix de Guerre, with 2 stars, dated 1914 1916 Condition is GVF.|
|WWI Iron Cross, 1st class, magnetic centre, no maker mark, inscribed in script: Im Osten Fw. Carl Dreschler 17.8.17 Not often seen with recipient’s details. Some small rust spots on iron centre. Condition is NEF.|
|WWI Iron Cross, 1st class, magnetic centre, no maker mark, inscribed in script: "Hans s.lb. Helm / in treuer Kriegsbrüderschaft / An der Somme. / 27.1.17." Translate as “Hans s.lb. Helmet / in true brotherhood war / at the Somme. / 01.27.17.” Not often seen with recipient’s details. Some small rust spots on iron centre and considerable wear to black finish on front of cross, but still an attractive piece. Condition is VF.|
|WWII group of 5, Unattributed 1939-1945 Star, Africa Star, North Africa 1942-43 clasp, Pacific Star, Italy Star, and War Medal, cupro-nickel. Swing mounted as worn. (5) Condition is GVF.|
|WWII Croix de Guerre with 1 star, dated 1939 1945 Condition is GVF.|
|WWII Mentioned in Despatches Oak Leaf, folding clasp version. Condition is GVF.|
|WWII Mentioned in Despatches Oak Leaf, pin back version. Condition is GVF.|
|WWII Naval Group of Four, Unnamed 1939-1945 Star, Atlantic Star, Defence Medal & War Medal (last two medals cupro-nickel). Sold with clasped container. Condition is EF.|
|WWII Royal Australian Air Force Cap Badge King's crown. Maker marked. Blackened finish. Some wear.|
|WWII Royal Canadian Air Force Cap Badge King's crown. No makers mark. Some wear.|
|WWII/Queen`s Jubilee Medal group attributed to William Shaughnessy 1939-1945 Star, Defence Medal, Canada Volunteer Service Medal, with overseas clasp; War Medal, Canadian issues; Jubilee Medal 1977. Medals are Canadian issue and are mounted as worn. Medals are plated and the ribbons show evidence of some fire damage. Sold with set of miniatures. Medals obtained from a family member. Some new ribbons would make this a very attractive set. Condition is VF. (10)