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Victorian Campaign Medals, Decorations and Long Service Medals

    

  One. Royal Navy Long Service & Conduct Medal (VR). Named to P.J. CANNELL, COMMD BTMN. H.M. COAST GUARD. With single page service record showing service from 1871-1891, with commissioning in 1888. Ships he served on include HMS RACOON, HMS DUNCAN, HMS PELICAN, HMS BELLEISLE, and HMS HOTSPUR.

Good VF Condition $225

   

  One. Egypt Medal 1882-89 (undated reverse). Named to 2147 . PTE. F. ROGERS. 20TH HUSRS. Copy of WO 100/62 roll accompanies medal, the former indicating that Rogers was entitled to the SUAKIN 1885 clasp, which is not with medal. Loose on modern ribbon.

Good VF Condition $225

    

  One. Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR). Named to 1650 CR. SGT. W.E. CLARK. RIF. BDE. Unresearched.

Good VF Condition $200

   

  One. King's South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with clasps "SOUTH AFRICA 1901", "SOUTH AFRICA 1902". Named in impressed capitals to 3842 CPL. W.C. CLARKE 7TH DRGN: GDS. Notes with this medal compiled by previous owner indicate that Clarke was entitled to a QSA with clasps Cape Colony, Orange Free State earned as a LCpl with the same unit. Otherwise un-researched. Loose on clean faded older ribbon.

Good VF Condition $160

   

  One. Queen South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with clasps "Cape Colony", "Orange Free State", "Transvaal", "South Africa 1901", "South Africa 1902". Named to LIEUT. R.W.S. BURRILL, 39TH BTY, R.F.A. Robie William Stearns Burrill was born 28 January 1881 in Weymouth, Nova Scotia. He attended King's Collegiate School in Windsor, Nova Scotia before being appointed to the Royal Military College in Kingston in 1897 (college number 457). On graduation in 1900, he was appointed to a commission in the Royal Field Artillery, serving in the Boer War with the 39th Battery, RFA. He resigned his commission after his war service, and worked as a professional engineer in western and central Canada, before moving to the United States in 1910, where he worked on projects for the New York Port Authority. He died on 12 October 1956, and is buried in the family plot in the churchayrd of St. Peter's Church, Weymouth North, Nova Scotia. With copy research including cadet records sourced from RMC, his obituary, Army Lists, and history of the 39th Battery's engagements.

Good VF Condition $1300

   

One. Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR). Named in impressed capitals to 2920. SERGT J. CRANSHAW 104th FOOT. Un-researched. The 104th Foot was later 2nd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers.

Good VF Condition $350

   

One. India General Service Medal 1854-1895 with clasp "BURMA 1885-87". Named to 770 Pte. J. Davies 1st Bn R.W. Fus. in engraved running script. Un-researched. Loose on older silk ribbon.

Good VF Condition $250

   

One. Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with clasps "CAPE COLONY", "ORANGE FREE STATE", "SOUTH AFRICA 1901", "SOUTH AFRICA 1902". Named to 5439 PTE. S. HAIR. HIGHLAND. L.I. in impressed capitals. Unresearched. Medal is loose on clean new ribbon.

Good VF Condition $250

   

One. Egypt Medal 1882-89 (undated reverse). Named to C. BONNING, PTE. R.M.L.I. Chaarles Bonning was born on 23 January 1846 at Ilminster, Somerset, and was working as a flax dresser before he enlisted in the Royal Marines on 20 February 1864. He was appointed Private in 27 Company and served at Plymouth Headquarters until 8 February 1866 when he embarked on HMS INDUS. He returned to Plymouth Division on 1 October 1868 and embraked on HMS LIFFEY for the Flying Squadron-World Cruise from 1869-1870. His other ships included WARRIOR, CALEDONIA, and AGINCOURT. He served in the Royal Marine Battalion Egypt from 9 February 1884 until 20 November 1884, when he was invalided at Suakin, and he was in hospital before being returned to England on 26 December 1884. He completed 21 years of service and was discharged 27 February 1885. With copy of medal roll confirming Egypt Medal, service record, and summary of service. Medal is suspended on older slightly stained ribbon.

VF Condition $300

  

One. Egypt Medal 1882-89 (undated reverse) with clasp "EL-TEB_TAMAAI". Named to A. DUGAN. PTE. R.M. in impressed capitals. Un-researched. Loose on slightly tattered and stained original ribbon.

Good VF Condition $500

   

One. Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with clasps "CAPE COLONY", "ORANGE FREE STATE". Named to MR. J. MAHER. IMP: MIL: RWY:. Un-researched. Loose on clean newer ribbon.

Good VF Condition $200

   

One. Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with clasps 'CAPE COLONY', 'ORANGE FREE STATE', 'TRANSVAAL'. Named to 79616 GNR. A.H. WOOD. 6TH E.D., R.G.A. in impressed capitals. Service number officially corrected. Unresearched. Medal is loose on clean new ribbon.

Good VF Condition $175

   

One. Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with clasps 'CAPE COLONY','ORANGE FREE STATE', 'TRANSVAAL', and 'SOUTH AFRICA 1901'. Named to 10800 PTE. C. WALKER 40TH COY. 10TH IMPL: YEO: Walker was wounded at Buffelshoek on 6 December 1900. Otherwise unresearched. Medal is suspended on clean new ribbon from a pin-backed suspender which has been made using a 7 mm Mauser bullet.

VF Condition $500

   

  One. China Medal 1857-60 with clasps "TAKU FORTS 1860" and "PEKIN 1860". Named to WM KAY, 1ST DRGN GDS. With copy discharge papers that indicate William Kay enlisted in the 1st Dragoon Guards at Edinburgh, Scotland on 26 July 1855 at age 18; he served a total of 3 1/2 years in India and China, and was discharged due to continued ill health on 13 December 1861. During his service, he deserted on 30 July 1857, and returned, being subsequently imprisoned, on 25 March 1858. After being tried and convicted for desertion on 1 July 1858, he was imprisoned until 19 August the same year. He then continued his service for an additional 3 years, until 1 September 1861. The 2 years and four days that he served before deserting was forfeited. Curiously, his discharge papers describe his character as being good, noting he was in possession of 'one distinguished mark for good conduct'. His discharge papers also note his entitlement to the China medal wth clasps for 'Taku and Pekin'. This medal represents William Kay's full entitlement for his service. It is loose and unmounted on an old faded piece of original ribbon.

Good VF Condition $900

   

One. India General Service Medal 1854 with clasp “BURMA 1885-7”. Named to Captain P.S. Harvey Asst Suptd Police in engraved script. With notes indicating previous service in the 78th Highlanders, in rank of Ensign (24 Sep 1870), Lieut (28 Oct 1871), and Captain (12 July 1882). Otherwise un-researched. Loose on older silk ribbon.

Good VF Condition $750

  

Two. Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with clasps "CAPE COLONY","ORANGE FREE STATE", "TRANSVAAL", "SOUTH AFRICA 1901" and "SOUTH AFRICA 1902" and British War Medal 1914-20. Named to 4799 PTE. W. NIGHTINGALE. 7TH HUSSARS on QSA, and to 228862 A. SJT. W. NIGHTINGALE 92-CAN. INF. on BWM. William Nightingale was born 1 March 1881 in Middlesex, England. He was married and working as a coachman in Montreal when he joined the 1st Reinforcing Company, 5th Royal Highlanders of Canada at Montreal on 21 August 1916. He noted on enrollment that he had served 8 years with the 7th Hussars, and an additional 4 years in the Reserves. Nightingale served in the 92nd Battalion CEF in England only, and the BWM represents his full medal entitlement for his First World War service. His service with the 7th Hussars is unresearched. Medals are loose and unmounted on older ribbons.

Good VF Condition $475

   

Two. Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with clasps "TRANSVAAL", "SOUTH AFRICA 1902", and British War Medal 1914-20. Named to 171 PTE. A. BERRY. CANADIAN M.R. on QSA, and to 190174 PTE. A.E. BERRY 91-CAN. INF. on BWM. Albert Edward Berry as born in St. Thomas, Ontario on 31 October 1880. He stated on attestation to the Canadian Expeditionary Force that he had previously served in the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment for a year, and the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, serving in South Africa for one year. He earned the Queen's South Africa Medal for the latter service. On his enrollment in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Berry gave his civilian trade as 'woodturner', and also noted that he had served in the 25th Elgin Regiment for 10 years, holding the rank of Sergeant. He was married, and his wife, Mrs. Eulia Berta Berry, was living at 53 West Avenue in St. Thomas, with their three children, when he attested in the 91st Battalion on 24 March 1916. Berry arrived in England in July 1916, but medical issues (rheumatoid arthritis in his right hip and knee) led to him being medically discharged and returned to Canada in October 1916, with the BWM his full medal entitlement for his service. Medals are loose and unmounted on relatively clean older ribbons; the QSA has been plated, and the BWM silvered.

Good VF Condition $1050

   

One. Queen's Sudan Medal 1896-98. Named to 3368 PTE. J. KING 1/R. WARK. R. in engraved sloping capitals. Un-researched. Medal loose on clean older silk ribbon.

Good VF Condition $450

   

Two. Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with clasps "CAPE COLONY", "ORANGE FREE STATE", "TRANSVAAL", and King's South Africa Medal 1900-1902 with clasps "SOUTH AFRICA 1901", "SOUTH AFRICA 1902". QSA named to 5945 PTE. H. LLOYD 2ND NORTHAMPTON REGT, KSA same number, rank, name and unit NORTHAMPTON REGT. Unresearched. Medals are unmounted on clean newer ribbons.

Good VF Condition $300

   

Two. Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with clasps "CAPE COLONY","ORANGE FREE STATE" and British War Medal 1914-20. Named to 52 PTE P. BASSETT, THE CANDN: M. R. on QSA, and to 1037202 A. SJT. P. BASSETT 238-CAN. INF. on BWM. Percy Bassett was born on 17 March 1880 in Wimbledon, Surrey, England. He emigrated to Canada with his family in 1894, settling in Cochrane, North West Territories. On enrollment in the Canadian Mounted Rifles in Calgary, NWT in January 1900, he listed his trade as 'rancher'. He was invalided back to England with enteric fever in July 1900 while serving in South Africa, and arrived back in Canada in early December 1900. He received his QSA at Calgary from His Royal Highness the Duke of Cornwall and York (the future King George V) on 28 September 1901. Bassett enlisted in the 238th (Forestry) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force at Cochrane, Alberta on 27 June 1916. Travelling to England in September the same year, he was promoted to Acting Sergeant shortly after arrival. Serving in the 238th Bn, and with 111th Company, Canadian Forestry Corps in England, the BWM represent his full medal entitlement for his First World War service. Medals are loose and unmounted on clean newer ribbons.

Good VF Condition $1250

   

One. China Medal 1900. Named to J. ACOMB P.O. 1 CL. H.M.S. AURORA. With electroic copy of service record showing that Acomb served from 1881-1908 and 1914-19, but never earned a RN LSGC Medal. He is entitled to a 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Otherwise unresearched. Loose on relatively clean older ribbon.

Good VF Condition $575

   

One. Queen's South Africa Medal with clasp "CAPE COLONY". Named to 21476 CORPL: G. MAYES. MARSHALL'S HORSE. With copy of entry from Palmer's Boer War Casualty Roll indicating that Mayes was severely wounded on 24 March 1902 while in action in the Henning Valley near Sutherland in Craddock District. Notes with the medal indicate that another soldier (#1370 Tpr A. Lloyd) was Mentioned in Dispatches and promoted Corporal for rescuing a severely wounded man during the same action. Otherwise un-researched. Medal is loose on clean older ribbon. An attractive medal to a Boer War casualty.

Good VF Condition $400

    

Three. Three. Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with clasp "CAPE COLONY", King's South Africa Medal with clasps "SOUTH AFRICA 1901", "SOUTH AFRICA 1902", and Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVII). QSA named to 58725 SGT. G. BAKER, 23RD W.D. R.G.A., KSA and LSGC same number, name, rank spelled out as SERJT:, and unit R.G.A. Un-researched. Medals are swing-mounted on tattered original ribbons. An attractive Victorian and Edwardian Long Service group.

Good VF Condition $450

   

One. Canada General Service Medal with clasp 'FENIAN RAID 1866'. Named to Bmdr.T. Good, Welland Canal F.B. Recipient confirmed on roll as Bombardier Thomas Good, Welland Canal Field Battery, who served under Major R.S. King, with the roll entry noting, "1st June - 21st July 1866 Port Colborne". One of 56 medals awarded to this unit, with about half of these to members who saw action at Fort Erie on 2 June 1866; Good is one of those who did not participate in the latter action. Medal is loose on original clean ribbon stiffened with a cardboard backing for display. An attractive medal to a scarcer unit.

Good VF Condition $1000 or best offer

 

  One. Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers' Decoration (EVII). Named to HON.CAPT.& Qr MASTER. A.S.HUNTER 56th REGt. Hunter was awarded his decoration in G.O. 36, 1913. Number '6' in unit name appears to have been corrected. Roll indicates rank as 'Quartermaster and Hon Major'. Medal is mounted on slightly faded original ribbon. A scarce EVII decoration, one of only approximately 200 of this type awarded to Canadians.

VF Condition $900 or best offer

   


  One.Colonial Auxiliary Force Long Service Medal (VRI). Named to SERGEANT J. BACON, 3rd. F.B.C.A. The 3rd Field Battery, Canadian Artillery was based in Montreal, Quebec. Medal was awarded in G.O. 24, 1904. No ribbon; one slight edge knock at 9 o'clock. One of approximately 1350 Victorian obverse awards to Canadians.

VF Condition $275 or best offer

  

One. Canada General Service Medal with clasp 'FENIAN RAID 1870'. Named to Private. H. Baird. 42nd Batt. Recipient confirmed on roll as Henry Baird. The 42nd Battalion of the Canadian Militia was headquartered in Brockville, Ontario.The Fenian Raid 1870 clasp is much scarcer than that for 1866, with less than half as many issued.

EF Condition $600 or best offer

 

One. Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers' Decoration (VRI). Named to MAJOR J.E.P. BERGERON 6th REGIMENT C.A. Bergeron was awarded his decoration in G.O. 27, 1906. Decoration is on faded ribbon on original laurel pin. A scarce Victorian decoration, one of only approximately 850 issued to Canadians.

Good VF Condition $800 or best offer

  

  One. Canada General Service Medal with clasp 'FENIAN RAID 1866'. Named to Lt. A. Karr. Warwick I. Co. Recipient confirmed on roll as Alex Karr (Lieut). The Warwick Infantry Company was #5 Company of the 27th (Lambton) Battalion of the Canadian Militia, which was headquartered in Sarnia, Ontario. The CGS roll confirming the award can be seen here. A scarce medal, one of only 5 awarded to members of this unit.

Good VF Condition $875 or best offer



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