First World War Medals in Groups

British War Medal and Victory Medal Pairs

M.01 LZ 6237 J.W.D. Phillips A.B. - Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

The Medal Roll (copy of entry supplied) confirms the entitlement.

Minor discoloration to the Victory Medal, otherwise
GVF
£45.00
M.02 147716 A.C. 2 J.W.O'Neill - Royal Air Force

Joseph William O'Neill was born at Aldershot in May 1898, and was a bus conductor when he attested in July 1917. He served in France with # 103 Squadron from April 1918 until being posted to India with # 99 Squadron in April 1919. His Papers (which are online) confirm the WW1 entitlement and also entitlement to an India General Service Medal.

The British War Medal is dark toned – just very minor discoloration to the Victory Medal.
GVF
£35.00
M.03 302753 A/Cpl. W.J. Porter - Royal Air Force

William John Porter served with # 66 Squadron in Italy. He transferred to the Reserve in March 1919, and was discharged in October of that year. His Papers (which are online) confirm the medal entitlement.

The British War Medal is dark toned – just very minor discoloration to the Victory Medal.
GVF
£35.00
M.04 65061 Pte. J. Brown - Durham Light Infantry

The Medal Index Card (copy supplied) confirms the entitlement, and shows later service with the Labour Corps (21688).

The War Medal is dark toned, and in very good (GVF+) condition.There's some discoloration to the reverse of the Victory Medal, which is thus VF+ - GVF.
VF+ - GVF
£40.00
M.05 28779 Pte. A. Gully - Gloucestershire Regiment

The Medal Index Card (copy supplied) confirms the entitlement.

Minor discoloration to the Victory Medal, otherwise
GVF
£45.00
M.06 28224 Pte. A.G. Tye - Gloucestershire Regiment

The Medal Index Card (copy supplied) confirms the entitlement, and shows later service with the Royal Engineers (318281 & WR/327416). It also shows the award of a Silver War Badge.

The SWB Roll (copy of entry supplied) shows that he enlisted on the 12th May 1916, was discharged from the Royal Engineers, due sickness, on the 23rd January 1919, aged 26, and was awarded Badge # B.118429.

The 1911 Census (copy of entry also supplied) shows him as a carpenter living with his parents in Northleach Gloucestershire.

The War Medal is nicely toned.
NEF
£48.00
M.07 L-11150 Pte. F. Beech - Royal West Kent Regiment

The Medal Index Card (copy supplied) confirms the entitlement and shows the award of a Silver War Badge.

The SWB Roll (copy of entry supplied) shows that Frederick Beech enlisted on the 4th December 1915, was discharged due wounds on the 29th April 1918, aged 20, and was awarded Badge # 365,379.

The Medal Roll (copy of entry also supplied) provides the additional information that he served with the 7th Battalion.

Just very minor discoloration to the Victory Medal.
GVF
£50.00
M.08 31904 Pte. W. Neal - Yorkshire Regiment

The Medal Index Card (copy supplied) confirms the entitlement and shows later service with the Labour Corps (13507).

Just minor discoloration to the Victory Medal.
GVF
£48.00
M.09 126311 Pte. H.A. Jones - Labour Corps

The Medal Index Card (copy supplied) confirms the entitlement.

Just minor discoloration to the Victory Medal.
GVF
£48.00
M.10 221736 Spr. B.H. Marshall - Royal Engineers

The Medal Index Card (copy supplied) confirms the entitlement.

Medals are mounted loose-style, as worn.
GVF
£40.00

British War medal and Mercantile Marine War Medal Pair

M.11 Griffith Edwards

The Mercantile Marine Medal Index Card (copy supplied) shows that he was born at Porthmadog in 1898, and confirms the medal entitlement.

The medals are in the original paper packets of issue and are about GVF – just some light surface scratches – mostly to the British War Medal.
GVF
£75.00

1945-15 Star Trio

M.12 Captain H.E. Measor - King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Captain on all three medals.

WITH RESEARCH

Herbert Edward Measor was born in Kensington, London, in March 1884, and was educated at St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate, Kent. He joined the legal profession, and in 1908, was a barrister-at-law (Middle Temple). He later joined the Civil Service.

He was commissioned into the King's Shropshire Light Infantry in 1914, and posted to France with the 5th (Service) Battalion in May 1915. He was wounded during the fierce fighting at Hooge later that year. He was Mentioned in Dispatches in 1919.

When he left the Army (as a Major) he re-joined the Civil Service, becoming an Assistant Surveyor of Taxes with the Inland Revenue.

The Medal Index Card (copy supplied) confirms the entitlement. It shows a (1921) contact address as The Financial Secretary's Office of the Sudan Government in Khartoum.

The medals were purchased in Canada – it's thought that he moved there after retirement.

The medals are in excellent (near mint) condition, and on the original ribbons.
EF
£200.00
M.13 J.13338 C.W. Miller, A.B. – Royal Navy

Number is J.13388 on the Star.

Christopher William Miller was born in Paddington, London, in January 1894, and was a 'car man' when he enlisted on his 18th birthday in 1912. Pre-war he served on various ships including the battleship HMS "Commonwealth" and the armoured cruiser HMS "Duke of Edinburgh". Much of his WW1 service was on the scout cruiser HMS "Fearless". He was discharged in May 1920 and joined the Royal Fleet Reserve.

A typical Old Salt's medal group: polishing, contact marks and a few edge 'digs' – mostly to the Victory Medal
VF+
£60.00
M.14 M2-033388 Pte. W. Perkins - Army Service Corps

The Medal Index Card (copy supplied) shows that he landed in France on the 21st January 1915, and confirms the entitlement.

The medals are in superb (near mint) condition, are on the original ribbons, and with a corresponding ribbon strip.
NEAR MINT
£75.00

Other First World War Groups

M.15 Three: William W. Stephenson

British War Medal & Victory Medal (2. Lieut. W.W. Stephenson) and Geo.V (2nd type) Special Constabulary Long Service Medal with "Long Service 1941" clasp. The medal is correctly named Staff Sergt. William W. Stephenson.

WW1 entitlement is confirmed by the Medal Roll (copy of entry provided) which shows that he served with the Labour Corps.

The medals, which are mounted loose-style, as worn are in good (GVF) condition – just some light contact marks.
GVF
£85.00

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