FIRST WORLD WAR CASUALTY ITEMS

* An asterisk denotes that Medal Index Card details are supplied
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SINGLE 1914 STAR:

R1.01 6212 Pte. C.W.E. Mason, 7th Dragoon Guards *
Charles W.E. Mason 'died' on the 3rd July 1916, whilst serving as R/535 Sergeant, Army Veterinary Corps and is buried in Crowborough Burial Ground, East Sussex.

With CWGC details and photocopied MIC. The MIC shows that he landed in France on the 20th August 1914 and confirms entitlement to a 1914 Star trio. It also shows that the British War Medal and Victory Medal were subject to King's Regulation # 1743 - "Medals which, at the end of 10 years, still remain unclaimed, will be sent to the Deputy Director of Ordnance Stores, Royal Dockyard, Woolwich to be broken up."
We can find no record of him on the "Soldiers Died" database. 









GVF/NEF 95.00

SINGLE 1914-15 STAR:

NONE IN STOCK AT THIS TIME

SINGLE BRTISH WAR MEDALS:

R1.02 84195 Dvr. J. Carlyle, 27th Div. Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery *
James Carlyle from Glasgow, Scotland, 'died' France & Flanders on the 14th May 1915 and is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. 
With "Soldiers Died" & CWGC details and photocopied MIC - this shows France on the 20th December 1914 and entitlement to a 1914-15 Star trio.





NEF 40.00
R1.03 41778 Gnr. A.C. Heather, 12th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
Albert Clarence Heather from Southsea, Hampshire, died of wounds France & Flanders 12th November 1916, buried Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, France. 
With "Soldiers Died" & CWGC details. 
                                                           some eks and the suspender is loose, thus





VF+ 35.00

SINGLE VICTORY MEDAL:

R1.04 50355 Pte. O. Downes, 2nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment 
Owen Downes from Hereford, was killed in action France & Flanders on the 22nd March 1918 and is buried in H.A.C. Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. 
With  CWGC details.



EF 40.00

SINGLE MERCANTILE MARINE WAR MEDAL

R1.05 Thomas John Osman
Thomas John Osman was born at Beaulieu, Hampshire, in 1884, the son of Enos and Sarah Osman. He was serving as a Greaser on the hospital ship HMS Glenart Castle, when it was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UC-56, off Lundy Island, on the 26th February 1918.
He was one of 162 people to lose their lives - including the ship's Captain and 8 nurses.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial.
With Commonwealth War Graves Commission details and copied Mercantile Marine Medal Index Card - this shows entitlement to a British War Medal & Mercantile Marine War Medal pair. 










GVF 85.00

SINGLE MEMORIAL PLAQUES

R1.06 Riley Biggadike
Riley Biggadike from Holbeach, Lincolnshire, was killed in action on the 7th June 1917, aged 22, whilst serving as 9514 Sergeant, with "A" Company, 6th Battalion, the Lincolnshire Regiment. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
With Commonwealth War Graves Commission details. 





GVF 85.00
R1.07 John Francis  GVF 70.00
R1.08 Arthur Edward Wyatt
Arthur Edward Wyatt was born at Newbottle, Oxfordshire, but was living at Warwick when he enlisted. He was killed in action in Gallipoli on the 6th August 1915, aged 36, whilst serving as 11854 Private, "C" Company, 4th Battalion, the Worcestershire Rgiment. 
**
Research suggests that this battalion suffered the worst single day casualties of any battalion at Gallipoli. They suffered 768 casualties on the 6th August 1915 - 16 officers and 752 ORs killed, wounded or missing - this being 93% of those who crossed the start line.**
He has no known grave and is
commemorated on the Helles Memorial.
With "Soldiers Died" & Commonwealth War Graves Commission details and copy Medal Index Card - this shows entitlement to a 1914 Star trio. 











GVF 80.00

SINGLE MEMORIAL PLAQUES TO TWO BROTHERS

R1.09 The single Memorial Plaques of two brothers, Donald and John Gunn, from Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides:
Donald Gunn
Donald Gunn was killed in action in the Persian Gulf on the 22nd February 1917, aged 23, whilst serving as S/7070 Private, 1st Battalion, the Seaforth Highlanders. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.
John Gunn
John Gunn was killed in action in France on the 9th May 1915, aged 21, whilst serving as S/7035 Private, 1st Battalion, the Seaforth Highlanders. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial.
With "Soldiers Died" & Commonwealth War Graves Commission details, and extracts from a website on Stornoway First World War casualties, which has a photo of John Gunn.














GVF 150.00

BRITISH WAR MEDAL AND VICTORY MEDAL PAIR

R2.01 16385 DA. D. Barry, Deck Hand, Royal Naval Reserve
Medals board-mounted, for display. With photocopied Service Papers.
David Barry from Llandaff, near Cardiff, South Wales, was killed, aged 20, when the boarding steamer "HMS Louvain" was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine "UC 22" in the Eastern Mediterranean on the
21st January 1918, with the loss of 7 officers and 217 ratings. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial. The Medal Roll (photocopy of entry supplied) shows entitlement to the pair only. 
With CWGC details and other research.


 




GVF/NEF 100.00

BRITISH WAR MEDAL, VICTORY MEDAL & MEMORIAL PLAQUE GROUPS

R2.02 203605 Pte. E.F. Bateman, 1st/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment
Ernest Frederick Bateman from Gorton, Manchester was killed in action France & Flanders on the 9th September 1917 and is buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery.
With Commonwealth Wargraves Commission details. 


 


GVF 225.00
R2.03 1323 Pte. J.W. Lenton, Cambridgeshire Regiment
John William Lenton was killed in action, France & Flanders, on the 18th October 1916, whilst serving as a Lance Corporal (40140) with the 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
With "Soldiers Died" & Commonwealth War Graves Commission details and copy Medal Index Card - which confirms the medal entitlement.
                                                                     
The British War Medal is dark toned 


 




GVF 350.00
R2.04 96343 Pte. R. Mew, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Ralph Mew, from Wimbledon, was killed in action France & Flanders on the 10th July 1917, whilst serving with the 7th Battalion of the Machine Gun Corps, and is buried in Menin Road South Military Cemetery.
With "Soldiers Died" & Commonwealth War Graves Commission details and copy Medal Index Card. 
"Soldiers Died" shows that he had previously served with the Middlesex Regiment (27457) and the Medal Index Card confirms the medal entitlement.


 



GVF 225.00

1914-15 STAR TRIOS:

R2.05 17148 Pte. J.R.L. Sharp, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers
James R.L. Sharp from Old Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland 'died' France & Flanders on the 25th September 1915, aged 25. Unusually for someone listed as 'died', he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

With CWGC details.





GVF 225.00
R2.06 20146 Pte. G.J. Cubitt, 12th Battalion, King's (Liverpool) Regiment *
George Joseph Cubitt from Salford, Manchester, died of wounds France & Flanders in 1915, aged 24 and is buried in Sailly-Sur-La-Lys Canadian Cemetery. 

With CWGC & "Soldiers Died" details & photocopied MIC. The CWGC shows his date of death as 18th December 1915, whereas "Soldiers Died" shows 12th August 1915. The MIC shows that he landed in France on the 24th July 1915. 






GVF 225.00
R2.07

13926 Pte. R.J. Evans, 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
Single initial 'R' on the Star
Robert James Evans from Glasgow, Scotland was killed in action France & Flanders on the 28th September 1915, aged 24. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.

With CWGC details.






NEF 200.00
R2.08

Fitter Staff Sergeant J.T. Alland, Royal Garrison Artillery
1914-15 Star
(640 Sjt. J.T. Alland, R.G.A.), British War Medal & Victory Medal (318068 S. Sjt. J.T. Alland, R.A.)
John Theodore Alland, a pre-war Territorial from Canonbury, London landed in France on the 16th March 1915. He died 'home' on the 5th May 1917, aged 40, and is buried in Winchester (Magdelen Hill Cemetery.

He has two Medal Index Cards (copies of both supplied). Together they confirm the medal entitlement and number change. The Commonwealth Wargraves Commission records show that he served with the 1st/2nd London Battery, so he served with the 47th 1st/2nd London Division (Territorial). Both Commonwealth Wargraves and Soldiers Died show him as a Fitter Staff Sergeant.






 

GVF 205.00

1914-15 STAR TRIO & MEMORIAL PLAQUE GROUP

R2.09 16887 Pte. F.J. Healey, 1st Battalion, Welsh Regiment
Francis John Healey from Pontycymmer, Bridgend, Glamorgan, was killed in action France & Flanders on the 25th May 1915, aged 43. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
.
With "Soldiers Died" & Commonwealth War Graves Commission details and copy Medal Index Card.
The Medal Index Card shows that he landed in France on the 5th May 1915 and confirms the medal entitlement.







GVF 420.00

OTHER FIRST WORLD WAR CASUALTY GROUPS

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