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N.G.S. “Minesweeping 1945-51”, S/Lt. M. F. W. Dulcken, R.N.V.R.

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Naval General Service Medal, GeoVI, 1 clasp, “Minesweeping 1945-51”

Named to: Sub Lieutenant M. F. W. Dulcken, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.


Handwritten Note shows:-

Midshipman 22 September 1944.
Act. Sub./Lieut. 17 January 1945.

Navy List Jult 1946 shows recipient serving in H.M.S. “Celebrity” a Minesweeper Depot Ship.

Served until 1953.

May be entitled to a minimum of a 1939-45 War Medal.

Condition: Near E.F.

Code: 14294Price: 294.00 GBP


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C.S.M. “South Arabia”, L/Cpl. T. Liddell, R. North’d Fus. Killed in Action 1st July 1967.

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Campaign Service Medal, 1962-2003, 1 clasp, ‘South Arabia’

Named to: 23854110 Lance Corporal T. Liddell, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers.

L/Cpl. Liddell was Killed in Action in the ‘Crater’ Aden on 20 June 1967 whilst driving one of three Land Rovers that were ambushed by mutinous policemen.

Thomas Liddell was born in Cumberland in July 1943 and originally enlisted in the 6th Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (Territorials) in February 1961. Transferring to the Regular Army later that year, he was posted to the 1st Battalion out in Germany, where he was advanced to substantive Lance-Corporal in July 1966, prior to being embarked for Aden that September.

And it was there, on 20 June 1967, that he was killed in action in the ‘Crater’ when three Land Rovers were ambushed by mutinous policemen outside the Armed Police Barracks. Several men of the Royal Corps of Transport had been gunned down earlier that day, and Liddell’s senior officer, Major Moncour, was responding to gunfire in the direction of the barracks - in fact a desperate engagement between a party of Fusiliers under 2nd Lieutenant Davies, whose Saracen armoured vehicle had come under fire. Moncour set-off with three Land Rovers, Liddell travelling in the third as the driver, and as they approached the barracks they came under withering fire and were stopped dead in their tracks, all but Fusilier Storey being killed, ‘some most brutally by being burnt alive or, in one case, being dragged to death along the road tied to the back of a vehicle.’

Two weeks later, Colonel “Mad Mitch” Mitchell of the Argylls & Sutherland Highlanders famously re-entered the “Crater”.

Liddell was buried in the European Cemetery at Malla in Aden, and the lot is accompanied by a quantity of memorabilia stemming from a remembrance service held there in 1996, including a photograph of his grave.

Condition: Good E.F.

Code: 14097Price: 2200.00 GBP


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1914-15 Star Trio, Bdr. C. Hetherington, 8th Calcutta Field Battery.

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Group of 3:

1914-15 Star
Named to: No 27 Gnr. C. Hetherington, 8 / Cal. Fd. Bty.

British War Medal
Named to: 27 Bdr. C. Hetherington, Cal. Vol. Bty.

Victory Medal
Named to: 27 Bdr. C. Hetherington, 8 Cal. Field Bty.

The 8th Calcutta Field Battery served in East Africa as Light Artillery.

Condition: Good V.F.

Code: 14060Price: 270.00 GBP


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Group 4, WW2 & R.A.F. Long Service Medal, Sgt. T. H. McGowan, R.A.F.

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Group of 4:

1939-45 Star
Defence Medal
1939-45 War Medal
Royal Air Force Long Service & Good Conduct Medal EIIR

Only the last medal is named.
Named to: 616599 Sgt. T. H. McGowan, Royal Air Force.

The number 616599 indicates a pre-war enlistment.

Sold with an original photograph of the recipient in uniform.

Condition Good V.F. mounted swing style as worn.

Code: 13866Price: 110.00 GBP


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Khedive’s Star 1884, Pte. J. Kenny, 1 York & Lancs Regt., Wounded in Action at “Tamaai” 13 March 1884.

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Khedive’s Star (dated 1884)

Impressed on reverse: 1818 Pte. John Kenny, 1st Y. & L. R.

Sold with copies of the following:-

The medal roll for the Egypt Medal and Khedive’s Star.

The recipients “Attestation” papers, which show:
Born in the Parish of St. Marks, Dublin
Enlistment at Dublin on 30 August 1869
Wounded in Action at “Tamaai” 13 March 1884
Discharged on 17 October 1890.

Condition: Good V.F.

Code: 13811Price: 200.00 GBP


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Egypt Medal 1 clasp, ‘Alexandria 11TH July’, to Shipwright, H.M.S. 'Temeraire'. A Maltese recipient.

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Egypt Medal, 1882-1889, 1 clasp, ‘Alexandria 11th July’

Named to: A. Seaegg, Shipwright H.M.S. “Temeraire”.

Sold with a copy of the recipient’s Service Papers.

Agostin Seaegg was born in Malta on 20 August 1850.

He enlisted in the Royal Navy on 21 April 1875 – Rated as Shipwright.

He served in H.M.S. “Temeraire” in Egypt in 1882 & also in the later Soudan campaign in H.M.S. “Falcon”.

He was also awarded the L.S. & G.C. Medal on 24 July 1890 during service in H.M.S. “Crocodile”.

He retired on pension 16 May 1895.

Condition: V.F. Small ‘Star’ edge knocks, these do not obscure naming.

Code: 13794Price: 280.00 GBP


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Efficiency Medal GVI, Pte. C. Onslow, Royal Military Police.

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Efficiency Medal George VI bar “Territorial

Named to: 170223 Private C. Onslow, Royal Military Police.

Charles Onslow was born in Kidderminster on 30 July 1906.
He attested for the Royal Artillery in 1926 aged 20 & later transferred to the Royal Military Police & was still serving with them when he was awarded his Efficiency Medal. His exact WW2 service & additional medal entitlement is not known. He died in Birmingham in the December quarter of 1972.

Condition: Good V.F.

Code: 13775Price: 55.00 GBP


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Victory Medal, Lieut. F. A. B. Haworth-Booth, R.N., served in H.M.S. “Southampton” at Jutland & recommended for promotion for his services.

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Victory Medal

Named to: Lieutenant F. A. B. Haworth-Booth, Royal Navy.

A NOTABLE Single Victory Medal to Lieut Francis A.B. HAWORTH—BOOTH, RN, who served in HMS Southampton, the Flag Ship of the 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron at Jutland, 31.5.1916.

The LG 15/09/16 for Jutland – “RECOMMENDED FOR GOOD SERVICE IN ACTION” and subsequently promoted Lieut for service at JUTLAND.

Several references to him are found in – A NAVAL LIEUTENANT 1914-1918 by Etienne (aka – Comm’r King – Hall. RN -- later Lord etc ) under his SURNAME INITIAL (HB) as being stationed in the AFTER CONTROL. In King – Halls later publication, MY NAVAL LIFE , Haworth-Booth is openly mentioned by name.

BATTLE --- HMS Southampton, having sent the historic message to the C in C, “ Priority. Have sighted enemy battle fleet”, held for a short time to observe and confirm and then turning about, with her 3 consorts ran north under heavy fire. The writer BYEWATER, recorded , the ships passed “ Through a forest of tall water spouts”. King-Hall, -- makes a clear ref to Haworth – Booth during this time as ----- the “SUB” , in the AFTER CONTROL. ---- “ I CROUCHED DOWN BEHIND THE 1/10 INCH PLATE OF THE AFTER CONTROL WITH -- HAWORTH – BOOTH (THE SUB) AND THE CLERK AND ---- WE GNAWED A BIT OF BULLY BEEF”. He further relates ---“ WE KNEW THE TIME OF FLIGHT WAS TWENTY THREE SECONDS, AND THE - SUB – HAD A WRIST WATCH WITH A PROMINENT SECOND HAND. WE ALMOST AGREED TO THROW IT OVERBOARD AFTER THREE QUARTERS OF AN HOURS SHELLING ”. With Southampton “zig – zagging like Snipe, 11 inch shells crumping down,” King-Hall, watching the fall of shells also recorded -- “HAWORTH-BOOTH , WHO WAS HANGING OUT OVER THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AFTER- CONTROL, REPORTED SEVEN CLOSE TO THE SHIP ON THE PORT BEAM.” Skill and perhaps a great amount of luck saw the 4 Light Cruisers escape.

Later, during the night action, King-Hall spoke with Haworth-Booth (HB),in the “After Control”, who said to him (King-Hall) , “THERE ARE FIVE HUNS ON OUR BEAM. WHAT ON EARTH IS GOING ON.” The after control had a little time before reported the presence of the ships to the bridge. The following ship, HMS Dublin, opened the fight and within moments Southampton was on fire in several places. “ blazing like a beacon with cordite fires, expecting every moment to blow up”. However, Southampton returned fire and did manage to torpedo and sink the enemy cruiser “ FRAUENLOB”. King-Hall records about this time the presence of the Commander and (HB) at the central fire, which caused serious concern but was extinguished.

The final entry relates to, “curious escapes” :-“ HB -- WAS LEANING OVER THE LEDGE OF THE AFTER CONTROL WHEN A SHELL PASSED THROUGH A BRACKET SUPPORTING THE LEDGE HE WAS LEANING OVER AND BURST WITH DEADLY EFFECT INSIDE A GUN SHIELD OF ONE OF THE GUNS ON THE DISENGAGED SIDE”.
The much battered Southampton, one of the last ships home , was cheered by the crew of a battle-cruiser as she passed up river to the dry dock. 89 of her crew had been killed or wounded, mostly those stationed on the upper deck.
Haworth-Booth retired circa 1922 with a gratuity.

Condition: V.F.

Code: 13711Price: 194.00 GBP


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Royal Navy LS&GC Medal, to: Ldg. Seaman Lawrence Salermo, H.M.S. “Egmont”, a Maltese recipient, entitled to a B.W.M.

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Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, GV, Admiral’s Bust

Named to: 195691 Leading Seaman Lawrence Salermo, H.M.S. Egmont.

Lawrence Salerno was born at Vittoriosa, Malta on the 3 April 1874.

H.M.S. “Egmont was a Malta Base ship.

The recipients name on his medal and Service Papers is “Lawrence Salerno” The Naval Medal Roll for WW1 gives it as “Lorenzo Salermo”.

Sold with copied “Service” papers & Medal Roll Entry.

Condition: Good V.F.

Code: 13705Price: 145.00 GBP


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R.N. L.S. Medal Geo.VI, P.O. Ck. (O) J. Bartoli, H.M.S. “Veryan Bay”, Maltese.

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Royal Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal George VI

Named to: LX.21649 Petty Officer Cook (Officers) J. Bartoli, H.M.S. “Veryan Bay”.

A Maltese recipient.

Condition: V.F. with 2 small edge knocks these do not obscure naming.

Code: 13558Price: 200.00 GBP

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