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Memorial Plaque to, John Henry Trenouth, 15th Warwickshire Regiment.

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Bronze Memorial Plaque

Named to: John H. Trenouth

(Unique)

33776 Pte. 15th Warwickshire Regt. – Died/F&F – 28 Jun 1918 (From: Launceston, Cornwall) aged 34


Condition: As image.

Code: 14383Price: 100.00 GBP


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Memorial Plaque to, Harold Twine, 4th Royal Fusiliers

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Bronze Memorial Plaque

Named to: Harold Twine

(Unique)

GS/14564 L/Cpl. 4th Royal Fusiliers – Died/F&F – 16 Aug 1916 (From: Compton, Sussex) aged 19

Condition: As image

Code: 14382Price: 100.00 GBP


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Memorial Plaque to< William Wells (Multiple Options)

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Bronze Memorial Plaque

Named to: William Wells

(Multiple Options)


Condition: As image.

Code: 14381Price: 100.00 GBP


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Memorial Plaque to, Samuel Wildridge, 17th Lancashire Fusiliers.

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Bronze Memorial Plaque

Named to: Samuel Wildridge

(Unique)

26962 Pte. 17th Lancashire Fusiliers – Died/F&F – 2 Nov 1918 (From: Liverpool) aged 21


Condition: As image.

Code: 14380Price: 100.00 GBP


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Memorial Plaque to, George Weddell, (2 Options)

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Bronze Memorial Plaque

Named to: George Weddell

(2 Options)

300564 Pte. 1/8th Durham Light Infantry – KIA – 18 Sep 1916

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G/4952 Pte. Queen’s (RW Surrey) Regt – KIA – 8 Mar 1916 (From: Kentish Town, London) aged 36

Condition: As image.

Code: 14379Price: 100.00 GBP


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Memorial Scroll in card Transmission Tube, Pte. William G. Squibb, Hampshire Regt.

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Memorial Scroll

Named to: Private William George Squibb, Hampshire Regiment.

Complete with card Transmission Tube & printed paper insert.

The recipient was born in Fordington, Dorset and enlisted in the Dorset Regiment, but served overseas in the Hampshire Regiment.

William George Squibb was aged 28 years and died of wounds on the 25 November 1916 whilst serving as 29724 Private in the 2nd Btn., Hampshire Regiment.
He is commemorated in the “Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte”.

The recipient’s Medal Index Card shows entitlement to British War and Victory Medals.

Condition: E.F.

Code: 14378Price: 45.00 GBP


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1914-15 Star, Pte. G. Davies, 1st Cheshire Regt., ‘Killed in Action’ 7 June 1915 & MID London Gazette 22 June 1915.

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1914-15 Star

Named to: 10111 Pte. G. Davies, Cheshire Regiment.

George Davies was ‘Killed in Action’ on 7 June 1915 whist serving as a Private in the 1st Btn., Cheshire Regiment. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

The recipient’s Medal Index Card shows he entered France on the 18 December 1914.

Possibly a significant Cheshire Regiment casualty given his possible connection with the following incident:

A Victoria Cross holder killed.
War Diary ---- 7/6/15.” Weather still very hot. This evening the Brigade Major, Captain JOHNSTON VC RE (Major), was killed in the communication trench, two of our stretcher bearers who went to his assistance were also killed.”

Between the 7th June and the 11th June 1915, nr Zillebeke, the front mostly quiet. On the 7th the total number of fatal casualties recorded for the Bn throughout the 24 hr period stands at 3. All relate to the Johnston incident.
Major Johnston VC ,(Who hailed from Scotland) is noted as dying on the 8th June 15, and so it seems he suffered a fatal wound and was somehow conveyed to the rear. He has a known grave like Davies.

Pte Davies was MID LG 22/6/1915 along with 9 other members of the 1st Cheshire Regt. His service of merit re the MID may relate to the death of Major Johnston VC and of course other good work. Worthy of further research.

Condition: Good V.F.

Code: 14300Price:


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1914-15 Star, Gunner W. G. S. Sledge, Royal Navy, 1st Day of Gallipoli Landings, Casualty.

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1914-15 Star

Named to: Gunner W. G. S. Sledge, Royal Navy.

‘Died of Wounds’ received on the 1st day of Gallipoli landings

THE ANZAC LANDINGS 1915

Battleships HMS Queen, (The Flagship of Rear Adm‘r Thursby / conveying A & B. Co’s. 9th AIF), HMS London, & HMS Prince of Wales , front line of warships in the cove, had a “delegated duty of actually landing troops” known as the “ covering force”. About 4.15 hrs, in darkness,10 to 12 lines of tows , (lifeboats etc), Crewed by RN, each headed by a Steam Pinnace or Picket boat, filled with troops stationed close to the 3 great ships, were given the order to proceed. The tows from HMS Queen, ( Part of the 1st wave) each filled with men of the 9TH Bn AIF, moved past the stationary warship.: ** Above them the sailors on the Queen’s decks gave the services “silent cheer ” by waving caps in a circle, “uttering a subdued whisper, barely audible to those on the boats”. As the boats disappeared into the blackness time seemed to stand still. As for the Turks , they new something was afoot but all they could do was scan the dark and wait. About 4.53 hrs (On Queen 4.25 am ?) those on the battleships heard a *** “sharp burst of fire” coming from the beach. Several minutes later a *** “ British cheer wafted ” over the waters. The Australians had gained the shore. Numerous reports state that the men from the 9th AIF-- (Ex QUEEN) were the first to set foot on the beach.

HMS QUEEN – Period 25-29/4/15
SHIPS report - casualties list “ D ” (Capt to Rear Admiral)
“OFFICERS MEN AND BOYS -- KILLED OR WOUNDED” - list dated 29.4.15.
The casualty date relating to each man is recorded. Dates referred to 25th and 27th .. 2nd in list, (actual wording in quotes ) ---- “William Sledge. Gunner. RN. Severely wounded. 25th Apl. Remarks, disposal, etc - On board HMS Queen ”. In this list 2 are shown killed, AB. A Taylor and L/Stoker Gates, ( other – both in Picket boats 25th and 27th) 5 others wounded are listed – 3 disposed to Queen, one went to “London” and another to a “Transport” (sick bays no doubt). Lt Making RNR, 1st in the list, slightly wounded 25th. It seems the wound was so slight that he was not included in the Telegram list following.
TELEGRAM TO ADMIRALTY – States:

From Queen (at) (MURDROS - The island), dated 29/04/15 . At top of the list: – “Casualties 25th April Officer, Gunner William Cledge (An error) severely wounded, doing well”. 3 others listed wounded 25th. For 27th -- One killed & one wounded.
Sledge wounded 26th. Where he was located when he received his wound is at present unknown. A known record states that he was on board the hospital ship ‘SOMALIA’, en route for Malta when he died . He was buried in the Naval cemetery Malta ,grave 33. He was 38 years old. His ornate grave stone records ------ Died on May 2nd (?) 1915 of wounds received during the landing at ANZAC. War graves record date 3/5/15. His given address was:- 11, Meon Rd, Milton, Portsmouth, Hants. Married, 3 Children. (Small obit on file.) The details of Taylor & Gates, both KIA, are recorded on Sledge’s grave stone.

The Star plus his BWM & VM trio, confirmed on the ADM officers roll. No duplication and sent to Widow. He also held a medal for South Africa and the Messina Earthquake. With modern photo of grave and copied research, including service record, and log entries, etc..

Condition: E.F.

Code: 14247Price: 680.00 GBP


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1914 Star Trio, Pte. William Latham, 1 Chesh. Regt., P.O.W. at Elouges and ‘Died in Captivity’ on 9 November 1914. The Victory Medal is erased.

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Group of 3:

1914 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

First 2 only named to: 7424 Pte. W. Latham, 1 Ches. R.

The recipients Medal Index Card show entry into France on 10 August 1914.

William Latham was born in Davenham, Cheshire and enlisted at Winsford. He was taken ‘Prisoner of War’ during the Battle of “Eloges” whilst serving as a Private in the 1st Btn., Cheshire Regiment and died in captivity on the 9 November 1918 and is buried in the Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Germany.

Elouges 24/08/14

"Almost surrounded by 9 Battalions of the enemy..."

"Now began an extraordinary battle in which an entire German Division (1V Corps) was launched against two British Infantry Btns, part of two Cavalry bdes and 4 btys of Artillery. Described in the OFFICIAL HISTORY as--- the flank guard action--- a masterpiece of understatement.!" It was a full scale battle with the British vastly outnumbered.
The Cheshire's were positioned on a low ridge near Elouges To their right were the Norfolks. They did not dig in. A little after mid day the Germans advanced in solid columns , some 7000 in number, through cornfields. A mile or so behind this large number were 15 more battalions of infantry!! . B CO'Y on the far left of the line were close to the 9th Lancers who charged, suffered great losses and fell back. L Battery did good execution , cutting the enemy down in large numbers. The Germans continued the attack but made little progress.
About 4pm some British units, under orders, began to retire. At first the Infantry were UNAWARE of the general retirement. An hour or so later the Norfolk's retreated as ordered . The Cheshire's on their left were sent three orders to retire. None got through. With a few Norfolk's they stayed and fought on and even put in a counter attack. In time, sections of the Bn retired (Lt Col Boger wounded) towards the Audregnies Rd . About 6pm, the record shows, that
they were almost surrounded by 9 BATTALIONS of the enemy. Boger's ONLY order of the day was "to hold on at all costs" . Between 6.30 and 7pm, with "ammunition exhausted, the Cheshire's were overwhelmed and the survivors surrendered." A small number got away.
Towards midnight the battle of Mons came to an end. The retreat began on the 25th.....At the 1st roll call post the battle, the Bn strength was put at 206, (Not all had been in the fight) out of a total of 891 men said to have taken the field. Note-­ Lt Col Boger. As the situation became more difficult he sent runners for new orders but none came back. It is said the determined stand of the Cheshire's (&Norfolk's) in the holding of the flank position, enabled the 5th Div to get clear and make an unhindered retreat to the east of the 2 battalions.

William Latham served B Co'y. Entered France 16/8/14. POW. He was held in Soltau Camp and died in captivity 2 days before the end of the war on 9/11/18.

With copied research , including a copy of a RED CROSS list showing Latham POW at the battle of Mons .
An early Mons,( uncommon in the market)-- POW & Casualty (died later).

Condition: Near E.F.
NB: The Victory Medal is erased.

Code: 14206Price: 258.00 GBP


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First Day of the Somme, Casualty. Bronze Memorial Plaque, to Dvr. Harry Edwin Cade, 232 Bde., R.F.A., Died 1 July 1916.

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Bronze Memorial Plaque

Named to: Harry Edwin Cade.

Harry Edwin Cade was born in Leek, Staffs and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Cade of 148, Junction Road, Leek, Staffordshire, aged 22 years.
He died on the 1st July 1916 whilst serving as 810184 (1616) Driver, 232nd Bde., Royal Field Artillery.

He has no known grave and is remembered on the “Thiepvaal Memorial”.

The exact circumstances of his death is really interesting and certainly worthy of in depth research.

Research into the number of casualties to his particular unit for the Battle reveals the following information:-
There are 3 members of 232 Brigade Royal Field Artillery who were ‘Killed in Action’ on 1 July 1916.
810184 Dvr Harry Cade, Aged 22
2 Lt Eric Henry Lloyd Clark, Aged 19
2 Lt Trevor Arthur Manning Davies, Aged 23
The 2 officers are recorded ‘Missing in Action’ acting as ‘Artillery Liaison Officers’ advancing with the 139th Brigade. It is fairly safe therefore to assume that Harry Cade was with them, probably acting as a runner. All 3 were later confirmed as ‘Killed in Action’ but their bodies were never located.

The recipient’s Medal Index Card shows entry into France on the 5 March 1915 and so is entitled to a 1914-15 Trio.

Condition: Good V.F. Slightly polished.

Code: 14205Price: 210.00 GBP

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