D.S.O. (GV), M.C. & Bar (GV) Lys, April 1918, For ‘entire disregard of danger’ repeatedly parading along the firing lineduring repeated enemy attacks’ QSA (Lieut. Vol. Co. Cheshire R.), 1914/15 trio (MID) (Capt./Lieut Colonel S. Lancs. Serving with the Volunteer Company in the Boer War, a solicitor prior to the Great War, joined the S.Lancs 1914 serving with the Battalion from 2.Lieut. to Lieutenant Colonel Commanding.
Second World War submariner’s D.S.M. and Second Award Bar group, Chief Petty Officer,Royal Navy who gained his first award for gallant services in H.M.S. Clyde, for the torpedoing of the German battleship Gneisenau in a brilliant action off the Norwegian coast in June 1940, Bar to his D.S.M. for his subsequent gallantry in H.M.S. Unbeaten during a period of 19 war patrols and included the sinking of both U-374 and the Italian submarine Guglielmotti
A unique combination of Great War Scout pilot 56 Squadron ‘Aces’ M.C. and bar, WW2 D.F.C. group Leicester Yeomanry & R.F.C., R.A.F. flying two tours in WW2, 1940 and 1944 by then aged 52, and at that time the oldest gunner in the RAF, together with his son’s Second World War D.F.C. group killed in action
Air Force Cross (GV1) 1953 type 2 as a Pilot officer serving with maritime reconnaissance, with GSM Cyprus, C.S.M. South Arabia, also 9 logbooks, photographs and a quantity of documents, additionally C-in-C Commendation, 1/1/1965. Served 32 years, latterly on VIP flights and personal pilot to AVM Johnnie Johnson and thereafter ‘briefer’ for the Queen’s Flight
C.M.G. Ashanti clasp Kumassi group of four awarded to ‘Private Secretary’ to Colonel Sir James Willcocks, Commanding Ashanti Field Force. He offered his services in any role available due to his long experience and knowledge of the Gold Coast, ostensibly in a civilian roll, often acting in charge of the guides, and being involved in the fighting being awarded one of only two awards of the CMG for the Kumassi campaign
D.S.M. & Shipping Federation Meritorious Service Medal (for the same action) group to a young Apprentice for a fine single date action 27 Feb 1917 in a gun duel with a German submarine. He saw Second War service and as convoy Commodore of Convoy AN27 survived the loss of his ship off Crete
Egypt 1885 D.C.M. ,group of five awarded to Regimental Sergeant-Major, 10th Hussars, & Honorary Captain and Riding Master, 6th Dragoon Guards, for gallantry and coolness under firewhilst attached to the Light Camel Regiment at Abu Klea, 16 February 1885 (action at the wells the day prior to the battle); his D.C.M. was personally presented by Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle
Royal Red Cross 1st Class Victoria, to the A.N.S. one of two awards for services during the Sudan Campaign of 1898 and being one of only a total of seven nurses present 1895-99. Originally forwarded for the Khedives Sudan, three including the recipient with clasp but later all considered not to have met the criteria. Together with the Order of St. John this awarded for services in the Boer War. One of 3 awards award for the Sudan operations, 1898, Mentioned in. Despatches for the Boer War, September 1901, gazetted for a second Royal Red Cross, October 1901. Due to regulations not allowing the Order of St John was awarded in it’s place 1902
A Great War C.M.G. ‘Victorian ‘D.S.O.’ group , Lieutenant-Colonel , Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment, late commanding Dublin Imperial Yeomanry. An escaped prisoner of war in the Boer War. Mentioned in despatches , (later awarded the DSO for great gallantry when greatly outnumbered in holding off a Boer force and bringing his convoy out despite heavy losses
Order of Merit (Military Division) group, Admiral of the Fleet, Hon Sir Henry Keppel, Captain of H.M.S. Dido during the First China War, capture of the forts at Shanghai and the capture of Chiang Kiang Fu. With Brookes Rajah suppressed the Borneo pirates and the destruction of their forts. Commanded the Rl. Naval Bde. at the siege and fall of Sebastopol, commanded the Squadron at the destruction of the Chinese war junks at the Battle of Fatshan Creek.
E11R Distinguished Service Cross group of 10 for Korea, Commander Royal Navy and previously served aboard the destroyer Cossack as Assistant Gunnery Officer at the Altmark incident . Served as Gunnery Officer aboard the Cruiser, H.M.S. Dorsetshire and likely aboard when sunk off Ceylon along with her sister ship ‘Cornwall’ Commanded the frigate Whitesand Bay during the Korean War. Probably for the action when engaged with enemy shore batteries in the Paengyong-do area, early 1953. and additionally awarded the US Legion of Merit for Korea.
E11R Military Medal group, Chestnut Troop, R.H.A. award for Aden 1966, for his gallantry during a night attack carried out by a force of at least 80 heavily armed dissidents on the Dhala Garrison, 28/29 March 1966. Regularly exposing himself to mortar and small-arms fire, he led his 2 gun section fearlessly during the 8 hour action. One of 11 awards for this theatre 1964-67
Distinguished Conduct Medal (EDV11) group, Corporal (later W.O. Cl.1) 78th Battery. Perhaps the hardest fought battery of the Boer War especially at Hekpoort. 11 July 1900, when many of the gunners and drivers fell casualty and Captains Gordon and Younger of the Gordons rushing forward to help save the guns won a Victoria Cross and a posthumous V.C. respectively
D.C.M. (VR) Q.S.A. Relief of Mafeking, Elandslaate, Defence of Ladysmith. Sq. Sergeant Major 5th Drag. Gds & Regimental Sergeant Major. Imperial L.H. Exceptional posthumous award for Hartbeestfontein 22/3/1901, where the recipient was killed in action , a rearguard action later described by the Boer leader Smuts as ‘the most brilliant one I had seen fought by either side during the entire campaign. Both General de la Rey and myself were determined to capture the pom-pom, as well as the ILH” . Additionally commended for Cyferfontein where the ILH came under close range, withering fire from a far numerically superior Boer force, and with mounting casualties with his charger shot in several places and his uniform and saddlery shot though in many places galloped up and down the whole line of ILH, hat in hand, waving the men away, shouting the order: “Retire! Retire!”
D.S.O. (GV), and Second Bar award, M.C., (GV), 1914-15 Star (2. Lieut. 2/Lond. R.), B.W.M., Victory Medal (Lt. Col.) Lieut. Col. 2/London Regt. Served with the battalion from it’s arrival in France as a junior 2. Lieutenant rising to permanent command the battalion in 1917 and continued to serve with the battalion until some three weeks from the war’s end less some five months following serious wounds