THE FIRST WORLD WAR

* An asterisk denotes that Medal Index Card details are supplied *

SINGLE GALLANTRY & MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARDS

H.01 Geo.V Military Medal
S-7689 Pte. D. Dorrington, 11th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

London Gazette 19th November 1917 - from Blantyre.
With copy Service Papers (30+ pages).
Pte. Peter Dorrington had served with the Argylls during the Boer War (7110), and qualified for the Queen's & King's South Africa Medals. He re-enlisted in August 1914, and entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on the 10th July 1915, qualifying for a 1914-15 Star trio. He was wounded in action, just over two months later, on the 29th September 1915. He later served with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps (043572).









GVF 450.00

GALLANTRY AND MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARDS - IN GROUPS

H.02 The First World War Military Group of John H.C. Butler-Dowers from Aberfan, Glamorgan:
Geo.V Military Medal
(372183 Pte. J.H.C. Butler-Dowers, R.A.M.C.), British War Medal & Victory Medal (372183 Pte. J.H. Butler-Dowers, R.A.M.C.).
With a set of corresponding miniature medals.

John Henry Christopher Butler-Dowers was born in 1897, and was a clerk, aged 18, when he enlisted in June 1915. He served in the UK until being posted to France on the 5th August 1917. He served with the B.E.F. until being posted back to the UK in January 1919. He was demobilised in March 1920. 
His MM (for France) was "Gazetted" on the 23rd July 1919. 
With two related Second World War Defence Medals.
These are with the original, named award cards, and in the original boxes of issue, addressed to:
Mr. J.B. Dowers, The County Hospital, Sevenoaks Road, Orpington, Kent and Mr. A.P. Dowers, The County Hospital, Sevenoaks Road, Orpington, Kent
The first of these could be his award.
With research - including a copy of the Medal Index Card, which confirms entitlement to the British War Medal and Victory Medal.





















GVF 450.00

LIFE SAVING AWARDS

H.03 Hundred of Salford Humane Society Medal - shield (watch fob) type
Reverse engraved: "Awarded to Jno. Williams, 1892"
                                                                         
minor enamel damage, otherwise


GVF 65.00

SINGLE 1914 STAR & BAR

NONE IN STOCK AT THIS TIME

SINGLE 1914 STARS

NONE IN STOCK AT THIS TIME

SINGLE 1914-15 STARS

I.01 Eng. H. Schofield, Royal Naval Reserve
Not researched at time of cataloguing.

AEF 60.00
I.02 J.G. Davies, Asst. Payr., Royal Naval Reserve
Assistant Paymaster - scarce rank - not researched at time of cataloguing.

GVF 60.00
I.03 TS.2474 J.G. Armstrong, D.H., Royal Naval Reserve
With photocopied Service Papers
John George Armstrong was born at North Shields, Northumberland in May 1893 and joined the RNR on the 18th March 1915. He served until July 1918, when he was discharged "in order to take up civil employment with the Northumberland Shipping Company". 





GVF 30.00
I.04 S.2853 W. Smith, Sto., Royal Naval Reserve
With photocopied Service Papers
William Smith was born at Woolton, Lancashire in July 1890 and was a fisherman, sailing from Fleetwood, when he joined the RNR on the 5th August 1914. Most of his service was on "HMS Magpie". He served until demobilised on the 29th January 1919. There is a note in his papers that he saw WWll service - having joined the Royal Navy (as a Stoker) in February 1940.







GVF 30.00
I.05 G. Toy, Std., M.F.A.
Steward, Mercantile Fleet Auxiliary

GVF 30.00
I.06 20715 Pte. T. Williams, Welsh Regiment *
The MIC shows that he landed in France on the 4th December 1915 and gives a discharge date of the 4th April 1919.
There would appear to have been some confusion over his Regimental Number - the MIC shows 20716.
Some minor surface scratches (to the reverse) and two points of the medal are blunted - indicating that it's been dropped a couple of times!






GVF 35.00
I.07 2371 Pte. W. Owen, Royal Welsh Fusiliers *
There are two very similar Medal Index Cards in the National Archives:
2371 (later 356042) Private William Owen, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who was discharged on the 12th May 1916.
2371 (later 265798) Private William Owen, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who was discharged on the 24th July 1919
Both cards show 2B (Balkans) on the 8th August 1915 and entitlement to a 1914-15 Star trio.
The cards are cross-referenced with "Not Identical" notes







GVF 40.00
I.08 2807 Pte. A/Cpl. J.W. Lloyd, Cheshire Regiment *
The MIC shows France on the 4th October 1915 and the award of a Silver War Badge. The SWB Roll (photocopy of entry supplied) shows that James W. Lloyd enlisted on the 16th November 1914, was discharged due sickness on the 11th August 1917 and was awarded Badge No. 232,363.
                                          
Some surface scratches to the reverse, otherwise





GVF 40.00
I.09 13494 Pte. J. Doran, South Lancashire Regiment *
The MIC shows that John Doran landed in France on the 6th September 1915 and that he also served with the Manchester Regiment (61407).
                                                
Some surface scratches, mainly to the reverse



GVF 30.00
I.10 16399 Pte. J. Ashcroft, South Lancashire Regiment *
An informative MIC shows 6th Battalion, Balkans (2B) on the 13th June 1915, service (as a Lance Corporal) with the Somerset Light Infantry (41685) and that he transferred to the Reserve on the 20th February 1919.



GVF 40.00
I.11 12301 Pte. J. Eaton, Liverpool Regiment *
The MIC shows France on the 22nd June 1915 and service with the Labour Corps (371249).


GVF+ 35.00
I.12 10025 Pte. J. Astle, Northumberland Fusiliers *
MIC shows France 9th September 1915 and service with the Royal Defence Corps (85260).                                                          scratches to reverse, thus


VF+ 35.00
I.13 2298 Pte. E.J. Butler, Oxf. & Bucks. Light Infantry *
The MIC shows France & Flanders on the 29th March 1915

GVF 58.00
I.14 6640 Pte. G.H. Blaze, King's Shropshire Light Infantry *
MIC shows France 27th January 1915 and the award of a Silver War Badge. The SWB Roll (photocopy of entry supplied) shows that George Henry Blaze enlisted on the 5th August 1914, was discharged due wounds on the 1st February 1916 and was awarded Badge No. 80,266.  




GVF 40.00
I.15 14273 Pte. R. Booker, West Riding Regiment *
MIC shows France on the 6th December 1914 and service with the Royal Defence Corps (81932).  


GVF 40.00
I.16 16402 Pte. W. Evans, West Riding Regiment *
The MIC shows France on the 4th May 1915 and service with the North Staffordshire Regiment (15755) & the Royal Engineers (WR.347490).
                           
Some minor surface scratches (to the reverse), otherwise 



GVF 35.00
I.17 9762 Pte. W. Hall, West Riding Regiment *
The MIC shows France on the 24th November 1914 and service as a Sergeant with the South Wales Borderers (34878). 
With photocopied Service Papers:
Wilfred Hall was born at Huddersfield, Yorkshire and was a 'Mill Hand', aged 23, when he enlisted (from the Territorial Force) in August 1909. He served 'Home' until November 1914, in France from November 1914 until May 1915, 'Home' from May to August 1915, France from August 1915 to May 1917 and finally 'Home' from May 1917 until February 1919, when he transferred to the Reserve. The Papers show that he had been wounded (GSW to shoulder) in 1915 and that he had transferred to the South Wales Borderers in October 1917.
Scratches to reverse - possibly an attempt to erase the naming, otherwise












GVF+  40.00
I.18 16551 Pte. W. Martin, West Riding Regiment *
The MIC shows Balkans on the 7th September 1915 and a discharge date of the 11th April 1919.
Some surface scratches, thus



VF+  30.00
I.19 1226 Pte. A. Stubbs, West Yorkshire Regiment *
The MIC shows France on the 15th April 1915 and service with the Highland Light Infantry (203257).  


VF+ 35.00
I.20 2918 Pte. A.E. Amos, Rifle Brigade *
The MIC shows France on the 20th December 1914.

GVF 35.00
I.21 70182 Dvr. D. Egan, R.F.A. *
The MIC shows France on the 24th July 1915.
                             
A few minor surface scratches (to the reverse), otherwise


GVF 25.00
I.22 38128 Pnr. W.C. Sanders, R.E. *
The MIC shows France on the 19th September 1915.

GVF 30.00
I.23 M2-020579 Pte. W.J.H. Ward, A.S.C. *
The MIC shows that he landed in France on the 15th December 1914.

GVF 20.00

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