Single Campaign Medals - Post 1902


S001 General Service Medal GVI clasp Malaya, Private, Suffolk Regiment

 

General Service Medal GVI clasp Malaya

22329894 Pte J L Lipscombe Suffolk

John Leslie Lipscombe was born in Watford, Buckinghamshire in 1931 and died there on 29 June 2012.

The 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment left for service in Malaya in July 1949 and spent the next three and a half years, during this time it gained a reputation for it's first classs jungle warfare against the communist terrorists. On return to England it was based at Colchester.

EF £65 Available

 


Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Northern Ireland Private, Duke of Wellington's Regiment

 

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Northern Ireland

24193692 Pte T Whitwam DWR

Mounted as originally worn.

Trevor Whitwam was born 17 June 1944 and enlisted circa July 1969 and would have served in Northern Ireland with the 1st Battalion from 15 June 1971 to 21 October 1971 when they were based in the New Lodge and Unity areas and again from 28 April 1972 to 29 July 1972 when they were based at Bessbrook.

He died in Huddersfield, Yorkshire in September 2003.

EF £65 SOLD

 


S002 IRAQ Medal no clasp Corporal, Royal Army Medical Corps

 

IRAQ Medal no clasp

24766898 Cpl M A Wiltshire RAMC

EF £110 Available


Naval General Service Medal GVI clasp Malaya, Marine, Royal Marines

 

Naval General Service Medal GVI clasp Malaya

RM.7632 G Cocking Mne RM

GVF & better £135 SOLD


A scarce Naval General Service Medal GV clasp Persian Gulf 1909-14 to Private John Thomas Wright, Royal Marines Light Infantry a former Porter & Post Office sorter originally from St George's in the East, London. Only 62 Medals to this Gun Boat.

 

Naval General Service Medal GV clasp Persian Gulf 1909-14

PLY.13777 Pte J T Wright RMLI HMS Redbreast

With copy service record.

John Thomas Wright was born 20 October 1875 in St George's in the Field, London a Porter and Post Office Sorter he attested for the Royal Marines at Plymouth 30 July 1907 for the second time, having previously served 12 years 9 days. Wright joined HMS Redbreast 6 March 1908 taking part in the Persian Gulf operations, only 62 Medals awarded to this Gun Boat.

Wright subsequently joined HMS Andromeda 12 March 1910, Plymouth Division 12 April 1910, HMS Donegal 17 June 1913, HMS Lancaster 1 September 1913, Plymouth Division 15 December 1913, HMS Caesar 3 September 1914, Plymouth Division 3 February 1918, Chatham HQ for recruiting Engineers 9 March 1918, Plymouth Division 20 February 1919 from where he was demobilized 27 March 1919.

Wright had previously taken part in the Benin Expedition of 1897 and was awarded the Long Service & Good Conduct Medal 4 September 1910. His home address is recorded as 1 Cavendish Road, Prince Rock, Plymouth.

GVF & better £450 SOLD


A rare India General Service Medal (1908) clasp Waziristan 1925 to Flying Officer E E F Colam, Royal Air Force late Middlesex Regiment. Commissioned in December 1919 from the RMA Sandhurst, he served as a Flying Officer (Pilot) seconded to the RAF from May 1922. Serving with 27 Squadron during the Waziristan operations 1925, he resigned his commission in May 1926.

 

India General Service Medal (1908) clasp Waziristan 1925

F/O E E F Colam RAF

With copy printed IGS Medal roll entry to RAF confirming the clasp. Recipient served as a pilot with 27 Squadron and other research details.

Eric Edward Fickus Colam was born in Putney, Surrey in 1901 the son of Francis Howe Colam a Barrister at Law and his wife Edith Elizabeth who died the same year Eric was born, possibly in childbirth. Educated at a private boarding school in Worthing, Sussex he entered the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and was commissioned 2/Lieutenant Middlesex Regiment 17 December 1919 (London Gazette 26 January 1920 refers).

Obtaining his Pilot's Wings he was granted a temporary commission as Flying Officer on seconding for four years duty with the Royal Air Force with effect from 22 May 1922 (London Gazette 6 June 1922 refers). Colam served as a pilot with 27 Squadron in India taking part in the Waziristan operations in 1925 (Medal and Clasp). He relinquished his RAF temporary commission on resigning his commission in the Army 22 May 1926 (London Gazette 25 May 1926 refers).

Colam married in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire in 1926 and died in Chichester, East Sussex 8 January 1968 The London Gazette 26 January 1968 records his home address as 31 Wellington Gardens, Selsey, Sussex and his occupation as Sales Manager (Retired).

Not very keen on his first name 'Eric' he preferred Edward Fickus Colam and this name appears for his London Gazette entries.

250 Waziristan 1925 clasps awarded, 47 to officers, rare medal to a pilot.

NEF £1,595 SOLD

 


S004 General Service Medal E2 clasp Malaya Lt Colonel, Malaya Home Guard

 

General Service Medal E2 clasp Malaya

Lt Col W H P Walker Malaya HG

Neat official correction to 'Lt'

GVF £225 Available

 


S005 India General Service Medal (1908) GV clasp Burma 1930-32, Private The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

 

India General Service Medal GV clasp Burma 1930-32

6283791 Pte C Dixon The Buffs

The 1st Battalion served in Burma 1930-32

NEF £145 Available

 


S005 A fairly scarce Naval General Service Medal GVI clasp Palesine 1936-39, Greaser, Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Naval General Service Medal Medal GVI clasp Palestine 1936-39

F Haines GSR RFA

One ek at 5 o'clock otherwise

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NEF £150 Available

 


Operational Service Medal E2 clasp Afghanistan, Private, Scots

Operational Service Medal E2 clasp Afghanistan

30111524 Pte C R Pugh Scots

Mounted court style as originally worn.

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GVF £350 SOLD

 


 

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Northern Ireland, Corporal, Royal Army Pay Corps

 

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Northern Ireland

24137089 Cpl L P Foster RAPC

In named card box of issue, almost toned black, never worn and virtually as issued.

EF £60 SOLD