• Post-War ‘Malaya’/ ‘Borneo’ GSM/CSM pair

    Post-War ‘Malaya’/ ‘Borneo’ GSM/CSM pair awarded to Rifleman Randhoj Rai 7th Gurkha Rifles.

    General Service Medal 1918. GVI 2nd issue ‘Malaya’ correctly named to 21163062 Rfn Randhoj Rai 7 G.R. with original ribbon

    Campaign Service Medal 1962 ‘Borneo’ correctly named to 21163062 Rfn Randhoj Rai 2/7 GR

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    Condition: One scratch/nick at 3 o’clock on GVI GSM. Overall GVF

    £150.00 (id: dw-20)

  • Gurkha ‘Brunei Revolt’ Counter-Insurgency Pair

    A scarce ‘Brunei Revolt’ counter-insurgency pair. Awarded to Lance-Corporal Premkumar Rai Gurkha Engineers.

    General Service Medal 1918 EIIR issue clasps ‘Brunei’ and ‘Malaya’ correctly named to 21140892 Spr Premkumar Rai Gurkha Engrs

    Campaign Service Medal 1962 with clasp ‘Borneo’ correctly named to 21140892 L/Cpl Premkumar Rai Gurkha Engrs

    Note: only 69 members of the Gurkha Independent Field Squadron, Gurkha Engineers served during the Brunei 'Revolt'.

    A scarce and unusual combination of clasps to Gurkha Engineers. Pair are court-mounted for wearing and possess a large pin-back brooch bar.

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    Condition: Edge knocks on both medals. Overall VF+/GVF

    £250.00 (id: dw-17)

  • Scots Guards First World War Pair

    First World War pair awarded to Private William Kessen, Scots Guards

    British War Medal correctly named to 16139 Pte W. Kessen. S. Gds.

    Victory Medal correctly named to 16139 Pte W. Kessen. S. Gds.

    Accompanying copy of Kessen's Medal Index Card shows that he was only entitled to these two awards.

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    Condition: GVF

    £65.00 (id: dw-52)

  • 5th Gurkha Rifles Italy Star Group

    Italy Star Group awarded to Rifleman Bhanjit Gurung 1st Battalion 5th Gurkha Rifles.

    1939-1945 Star - officially impressed India issue to 3501 Rfn. Bhanjit Gurung, 1/5. G.R.

    Italy Star - officially impressed India issue to 3501 Rfn. Bhanjit Gurung, 1/5 G.R.

    Defence medal - un-named.

    War Medal - officially impressed India issue to 3501 Rfn. Bhanjit Gurung, 1/5 G.R.

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    Condition: GVF

    £105.00 (id: dw-47)

  • Coldstream Guards 1914-15 Trio

    1914-15 Star Trio awarded to Private J.W. Cawton Coldstream Guards.

    1914-15 Star correctly named to 11353 PTE J.W. CAWTON C.GDS.

    British War Medal correctly named to 11353 PTE. J.W. CAWTON. C. GDS.

    Victory Medal correctly named to 11353 PTE. J.W. CAWTON. C. GDS.

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    Condition: GVF

    £95.00 (id: dw-142)

  • Coldstream Guards Officer's Post-War Palestine Group

    A scarce Post-War Coldstream Guards Officer's group of three awarded to Lieutenant Peter Nesbitt-Hawes, 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards.

    Defence Medal - un-named as issued

    War Medal - un-named as issued

    General Service Medal 1918-62 George VI 1st Issue with clasp 'Palestine 1945-48' correctly named to LT. P.J.D. NESBITT-HAWES. COLDM GDS.

    The trio is accompanied by a copy of Nesbitt-Hawes' Medal Index Card (WO 100/526) which confirms his entitlement to the 'Palestine 1945-48' clasp. Achieving the rank of Captain, Nesbitt-Hawes served in Palestine with the 3rd Battalion between 17 October 1945 to 24 June 1946.

    The 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards served in Palestine during the period October 1945 to February 1948 when they constituted part of the 1st Guards Brigade whose task was to carry out security operations aimed at quelling Arab-Jewish unrest.

    Note: Peter Nesbitt-Hawes may well be the son/relation of Brigadier Sir Ronald Nesbitt-Hawes CBE (1895-1969) formerly of the Burma Auxiliary Force and later Director-General of Posts and Telegraphs, Burma.

    Medals on the market to Guards officers are scarce.

    Group comes with its original ribbons.

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    Condition: NEF

    £350.00 (id: dw-120)

  • Gurkha Malaya/Borneo Campaign Pair

    A Malaya 'Emergency' and Borneo 'Confrontation' pair awarded to Rifleman Aitabahadur Limbu 1st Battalion 7th Gurkha Rifles

    General Service Medal 1918 EIIR Issue 'Malaya' correctly named to 21140579 RFN. AITABAHADUR. LIMBU. 7. G.R.

    Campaign Service Medal 1962 'Borneo' correctly named to 21140579 RFN. AITABAHADUR LIMBU. 1/7 GR.

    Pair are mounted 'ordinary style' and possses their original ribbons and a brooch pin for wearing.

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    Condition: GVF+ GSM has a very small bruise at 6 o'clock.

    £170.00 (id: dw-128)

  • Royal Marines Arabian Peninsula, Brunei and Borneo Pair

    A scarce Royal Marines Commando Arabian Peninsula, Brunei 'Revolt' and Borneo 'Confrontation' pair awarded to Marine M. Brown Royal Marines.

    Naval General Service Medal, 1915-1962, EIIR 2nd Issue with clasps 'Arabian Peninsula' and 'Brunei' correctly named to RM. 18168 M. BROWN. MNE. R.M.

    Campaign Service Medal 1962 with 'Borneo' clasp correctly named to RM. 18168. M. BROWN. MNE. R.M.

    According to Spink's 'British Battles and Medals', 7th Edition (page 490), only 1150 'Arabian Peninsula' clasps were awarded to the Royal Marines and Royal Navy. During this period, 45 Commando Royal Marines were heavily engaged against rebels in this region. Moreover, this publication also records that only 1250 'Brunei' clasps were issued and that '40 and 42 Commando, Royal Marines, were heavily engaged on shore, and lost 5 men killed and 5 wounded' during the revolt (page 491).

    Note: the pair are mounted 'ordinary style' with a brooch pin at the rear for wearing and come with their original ribbons. The 'Brunei' clasp on the NGS is not rivetted and is therefore loose on the ribbon.

    The relevant Royal Marines medal rolls for the NGS and CSM confirm Marine Brown's eligibility for all three clasps.

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    Condition: GVF+

    £950.00 (id: dw-130)

  • Royal Marines Arabian Peninsula and South Arabia Pair

    A scarce and very unusual Royal Marines Commando Arabian Peninsula and South Arabia campaign pair awarded to Marine K. Myatt/Hayward, 45 Commando Royal Marines.

    Naval General Service Medal, 1915-1962, EIIR 2nd Issue with clasp 'Arabian Peninsula' correctly named to RM 17313 K. MYATT. MNE. R.M.

    Campaign Service Medal 1962 with 'South Arabia' clasp correctly named to RM 17313 K. HAYWARD. MNE. R.M.

    According to Spink's 'British Battles and Medals', 7th Edition (page 490), only 1150 'Arabian Peninsula' clasps were awarded to the Royal Marines and Royal Navy. During this period, 45 Commando Royal Marines were heavily engaged against rebels in this region.

    Note: it would appear that at some stage Marine Myatt changed his name by deed poll to Hayward . The relevant Royal Marines medal rolls for the NGS and CSM confirm Marine Myatt's change of surname and eligibility for both clasps.

    Pair are 'court-mounted' and possess a brooch pin on the rear for wear.

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    Condition: VF+/GVF. contact marks to both medals

    £475.00 (id: dw-150)

  • 7th Gurkha Rifles 'Malaya'/'Borneo' Campaign Pair

    A Malaya 'Emergency' and Borneo 'Confrontation' pair awarded to Rifleman Manparsad Limbu, 1st Battalion 7th Gurkha Rifles.

    General Service Medal 1918 EIIR Issue with clasp 'Malaya' correctly named to 21148644 RFN. MANPARSAD LIMBU. 7 G.R.

    Campaign Service Medal 1962 with clasps 'Malay Peninsula' and 'Borneo' correctly named to 21148644 RFN. MANPARSAD LIMBU. 1/7 GR.

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    Condition: GVF+/NEF

    £210.00 (id: dw-155)

  • Royal Marines Korean War Pair

    A scarce Royal Marines Korean War pair awarded to Marine W.O. Jefferson RM.

    Queen's Korea Medal 1st Issue with the legend 'GRA. BRITT. OMN' on the obverse, correctly named to PO/X125426 W.O. JEFFERSON MNE RM

    UN Medal for Korea (British Issue) - un-named as issued.

    Note: The 'X' in Jefferson's service number denotes that, prior to the Korean War, he saw short service with the Marines during the Second World War.

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    Condition: NEF+

    £385.00 (id: dw-147)

  • First World War Irish Guards Pair

    A scarce First World War pair awarded to Private Charles R. Marshall, Irish Guards.

    British War Medal correctly named to 11485 PTE. C. R. Marshall. IR GDS.

    Victory Medal correctly named to 11485 PTE. C. R. Marshall. IR GDS.

    Medals are accompanied by a copy of Marshall's Medal Index Card which shows that he was only entitled to the two awards.

    Pair come with their original ribbons.

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    Condition: GVF

    £110.00 (id: dw-203)

  • Scots Guards WIA 1914-15 Trio and Defence Medal

    1914-15 Trio with Defence Medal awarded to Private William McKaig Scots Guards.

    1914-15 Star correctly named to 12459 Pte. W. McKaig. S. Gds.

    British War Medal correctly named to 12459 Pte. W. Mc Kaig. S. Gds.

    Victory Medal correctly named to 12459 Pte. W. Mc Kaig. S. Gds.

    Defence Medal - Un-named as issued.

    The group is accompanied by a copy of McKaig's Medal Index Card which records that he was entitled to the 1914-15 trio and was eventually discharged from the Army subsequently being awarded a Silver War Badge.

    However, what McKaig's MIC does not state is that he received a gun shot wound to the chest and left hand while fighting on the Western Front. This is recorded in 'Services Rendered: The Nominal Roll for the Silver War Badge, Volume 3 - The Guards - Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish, Welsh and Guards Machine Gun Regiment'. This book also mentions that McKaig landed in France on 30th November 1914 and was discharged from the Army on 5th January 1918 aged 26 years. His Silver War Badge number was '305782'. A copy of his entry in 'Services Rendered' accompanies the group.

    Medals come with their original ribbons.

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    Condition: GVF/GVF+

    £170.00 (id: dw-112)

  • Irish Guards WIA First World War Pair

    A scarce First World War pair awarded to Private Wilfred Colgrave Irish Guards.

    British War Medal correctly named to 12277 Pte. W. Colgrave. IR Gds.

    Victory Medal correctly named to 12277 Pte. W. Colgrave. IR Gds.

    Medals are accompanied by a copy of Colgrave's Medal Index Card which shows that he was only entitled to the two awards; a copy of the British War Medal and Victory Medal roll (WO 329/625) listing Colgrave and his awards; and a copy of the 'Roll of Individuals entitled to the "War Badge"' (WO 329/3087). The latter not only confirms his entitlement to a Silver War Badge (No. B49079), but records that Private Colgrave enlisted in the Irish Guards on 2 August 1917 and was discharged from the regiment on 15 November 1918 due to wounds received whilst on active service on the Western Front.

    Pair come with their original ribbons.

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    Condition: GVF+/NEF

    £160.00 (id: dw-103)

  • Scots Fusilier Guards WIA Crimean War Group

    A scarce and highly-desirable Crimean War and Long Service and Good Conduct group awarded to 3541 Private James Randel 1st Battalion Scots Fusilier Guards.

    Crimea Medal 1854 with clasps 'Alma', 'Inkermann' and 'Sebastopol' correctly named (Officially Impressed) to JAMES RANDEL SCOTS FUSRS GDS.

    Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Victoria issue correctly named (Officially Impressed) to 3541 JAMES RANDEL SCOTS FUSR. GDS.

    Turkish Crimea Medal 1855 (Sardinian Issue) with Crimea-type floreate suspender neatly engraved in capitals to 3541 JAMES RANDEL SCOTS FUSR GDS

    Note: According to the 'Casualty Roll for the Crimea, 1854-56' (London: Savannah Publications, 2004), page 49, Private Randel was SEVERELY WOUNDED on 5th November 1854 at the Battle of Inkermann. This is confirmed by Private Randel's Service record (WO 97/1380), a copy of which accompanies the group, which states the following:

    James Randel joined the Scots Fusilier Guards at Arbroath on 12 June 1847 aged 19 years. He eventually served 21 years in the Scots Fusilier Guards from 12 June 1847 to 11 August 1868, spending 4 years of his service overseas: in the Crimea from 28 February 1854 to 17 April 1855; and in Canada from 20 December 1861 to 10 October 1864.

    Randel was entitled to the Crimea medal, the Turkish Crimea Medal and the Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal. The Scots Fusilier Guards Roll for the Crimea medal (WO 100/25) confirms Randel's entitlement to all three clasps. However, his Service record states that he received the Crimea medal with 4 clasps. Randel was most likely eligible for the 'Balaklava' clasp, the entitlement date being 25 October 1854, a date prior to his serious wounding at Inkermann. See Spink's 'British Battles and Medals', 7th edition, page 273.

    It must be noted that the Scots Fusilier Guards fought with great distinction throughout the Crimean War winning five Victoria Crosses in the process.

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    Condition: NEF

    £1450.00 (id: dw-173)

  • 7th Gurkha Rifles NCO's Africa Star Group

    Africa Star group awarded to Havildar Chaturman Rai, 7th Gurkha Rifles.

    1939-1945 Star - officially impressed India issue to 6677 HAV. CHATURMAN RAI, 7 G.R.

    Africa Star - officially impressed India issue to 6677 HAV. CHATURMAN RAI, 7 G.R.

    Defence Medal - officially impressed India issue to 6677 HAV. CHATURMAN RAI, 7 G.R.

    War Medal - officially impressed India issue to 6677 HAV. CHATURMAN RAI, 7 G.R.

    Note: group is 'court-mounted' and possesses a brooch-pin at the rear for wear.

    The 7th Gurkha Rifles fought with great distinction in North Africa winning the battle honours 'Tobruk 1942' and 'North Africa 1942'.

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    Condition: VF+/GVF

    £110.00 (id: dw-188)

  • Scots Guards 1914-15 Trio and Death Plaque Group

    A highly desirable 1914-15 Trio with Death Plaque and Royal Life Saving Society Medallion awarded to Private William Anderson, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards.

    1914-15 Star correctly named to 13831 Pte W Anderson S. Gds.

    British War Medal correctly named to 13831 Pte W Anderson S. Gds.

    Victory Medal correctly named to 13831 Pte W Anderson S. Gds.

    Memorial Plaque named to William Anderson.

    Bronze Royal Life Saving Society Medallion inscribed on the back 'W. Anderson June 1913'.

    Medals are accompanied by their original ribbons.

    Note: Private Anderson, son of William and Mary Ellen Anderson of Edinburgh, was killed on 27 June 1916 and is buried in Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium:

    United Kingdom Private 13831 Scots Guards 27/06/1916 Age: 25 II. A. 7.

    See: http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/139009/ANDERSON,%20WILLIAM

    The history of the Scots Guards in the First World War records that, 'After being at various places behind the line in Ypres area, the 2nd Battalion returned to the trenches on the north road on the 23rd June. The trenches were bad, as usual in this neighbourhood; the work of constantly repairing them was very irksome, and the men's clothing got into a filthy condition in carrying it out. This tour of trenches, which lasted till the 29th, was marked by casualties above the average. Twelve other ranks were killed or died of wounds, and twenty were wounded'. Private Anderson was one of the 'twelve other ranks' killed during this period. See Major-General Sir Cecil Lowther et al., 'The Scots Guards in the Great War, 1914-1918' (London: John Murray, 1925), pp. 142-143.

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    Condition: GVF+

    £395.00 (id: dw-190)

  • Scots Guards 1914 Trio and Bar PoW Group

    A highly-collectible 1914 'Mons' Star and bar trio awarded to Private John Hamill, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards, who was held in Germany as a Prisoner-of-War.

    1914 'Mons' Star with genuine '5th August-22nd Nov. 1914' bar correctly named to 5523 PTE. J. HAMILL. S.GDS.

    British War Medal correctly named to 5523 PTE. J. HAMILL. S. GDS.

    Victory Medal correctly named to 5523 PTE. J. HAMILL. S. GDS.

    Online records show the following:

    Originally from All Saints, Liverpool.

    Served with the Scots Guards from 1904 to 1911 before joining the reserve.

    Mobilised on 5/8/1914, Private Hamill was duly sent to the Western Front with the 1st Battalion, Scots Guards being subsequently captured in the field and imprisoned as a prisoner-of-war in Gustrow, Germany.

    Sold with a copy of his MIC which confirms his entitlement to the 1914 Star and bar and Prisoner-of-War status.

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    Condition: GVF+ 1914 Star has a couple of knocks.

    £325.00 (id: dw-191)

  • Grenadier Guards Gulf War Trio

    A collectible Gulf War trio awarded to Guardsman A.J. Remnant, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards.

    Campaign Service Medal 1962 with clasp 'Northern Ireland' correctly named (officially impressed) to 24763016 GDSM A J Remnant GREN GDS

    Gulf Medal with clasp '16 JAN TO 28 FEB 1991' correctly named (officially impressed) to 24763016 GDSM A J Remnant GREN GDS

    1991 Saudi Arabia, Liberation of Kuwait medal, unnamed as issued

    Note: According to Spink's 'British Battles and Medals', 7th Edition (page 590), only 426 Gulf Medals with the '16 JAN TO 28 FEB 1991' clasp were awarded to members of the Grenadier Guards.

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    Condition: GVF. CSM has a small knock on the obverse rim.

    £395.00 (id: dw-193)

  • Grenadier Guards Sudan Campaign pair.

    A desirable Sudan Campaign Pair awarded to Private William Pickhaver, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards:

    • Queen’s Sudan Medal 1899 Silver Issue correctly named in sloping serif capitals to 3349 PTE W. PICKHAVER 1/GREN GD* (note: due to rubbing, the 'S' in 'GDS' is barely legible)

    • Khedive’s Sudan Medal Silver Issue with clasp ‘Khartoum’ and correctly named (regimentally impressed) to 3349 PTE W. PICKHAVER. GREN. GDS.

    Medals are accompanied by the recipient's copied Service Record which confirms his eligibility for both awards.

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    Condition: VF+ Contact marks to obverse of Queen's Sudan Medal

    £495.00 (id: dw-194)

  • British War Medal and Mercantile Marine War Medal Pair

    A nice British War Medal and Mercantile Marine War Medal Pair awarded to William T. Backhouse, Merchant Navy.

    British War Medal, 1914-1919, correctly named in impressed block capitals to WILLIAM T. BACKHOUSE

    Mercantile Marine War Medal, 1914-1918, correctly named in impressed block capitals to WILLIAM T. BACKHOUSE

    Both medals come with their original ribbons.

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    Condition: NEF

    £75.00 (id: dw-222)

  • Royal Marines Commando Long Service & Good Conduct Pair

    A desirable Royal Marines Commando campaign and long service pair awarded to Colour Sergeant J.R. Ford RM.

    Campaign Service Medal 1962 with clasp 'South Arabia' correctly named to RM. 14871 J.R. FORD. CPL. R.M.

    Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal EIIR 2nd Issue, correctly named to RM. 14871 CLR/SGT. J.R. FORD. R.M.

    Pair are mounted 'ordinary style' with a brooch pin on the reverse for wear, and come with their original ribbons.

    Note: Colour Sergeant Ford's award of the 'South Arabia' clasp on his Campaign Service Medal is confirmed on the original medal roll. A copy of the relevant page accompanies the pair.

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    Condition: GVF/GVF+

    £295.00 (id: dw-145)

  • Scots Guards/Guards Machine Gun Regiment Pair

    A desirable First World War Pair awarded to Private Alexander McPherson Scots Guards/Guards Machine Gun Regiment.

    British War Medal correctly named to 14899 PTE. A. MC PHERSON. S. GDS.

    Victory Medal correctly named to 14899 PTE. A. MC PHERSON S.GDS.

    The pair are accompanied by a copy of McPherson's Medal Index Card which shows that he enlisted in the Scots Guards on 25 November 1915 and served thereafter with both the Scots Guards and Guards Machine Gun Regiment. His Medal Index Card also shows that he was only entitled to the two awards and was discharged from the Army on 17 September 1918.

    The medals are mounted 'ordinary style' with a brooch pin on the reverse and come with their original ribbons.

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    Condition: NEF+

    P.O.A. (id: dw-125)