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1914-15 Star Trio & Defence medal 22417 Driver. P Miller. Royal Artillery and Red cross Home Nursing medal S.E. Miller
Group sold in original boxes of issue in addressed envelopes with photographs and original ephemera
Condition Extremely Fine
14-15 Star, (106 Sgt. H.H. Spencer. S.Lan.R.)British War Medal, Victory Medal,(106 A.W.O. Cl 2 H.H. Spencer S. Lan, R. ); Territorial Efficiency medal (106 C.S. Mjr. H.H. Spencer. 4/S/Lan.R.)
The group is mounted for wear
1914-15 Star (2571 Pte. F. Blake. Yorks. L.I.) British War & Victory Medals (2571 Pte. F. Blake. K.O.Y.L.I.)
1914 Star (S.32178 Pte. M.G.L. Cox. A.S.C.) British War & Victory Medals (S.32178 T.Sgt.. M.G.L. Cox. A.S.C.) George V Army long service & good conduct medal (S.3266 Sgt. M.G.L. Cox R.A.S.C.) George V Army Meritorious Service Medal (S.32178 A.Sgt.. M.G.L. Cox. A.S.C.)
Group swing mounted for wear
South Africa Medal (1853) awarded to J Mcguire,
6th Regiment; also an Army Long Service and Good
Conduct medal (2nd type), awarded to 2972 Jas.
Mcguire, 1st Battalion 6th Foot
Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (5123 Pte. G. Hewes. Essex Regt.); Army L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (5123 Pte. G. Hewes. Essex Regt.), traces of verdigris, otherwise very fine (2)
George Hewes was born in Essex in 1874 and was a labourer upon his enlistment on 28 December 1892. He served in South Africa from 9 December 1901-16 October 1902 and earned his L.S. & G.C. Medal, together with a gratuity of £5 in A.O.92 of 1911. Discharged on 19 March 1912 and displaying his intent to live at 127 Harwich Road, Parsons Heath, Colchester; sold together with copied service record
Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Belfast (2750 Pte. R. Campbell, Cldstm: Gds:); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (2750 Pte. R. Campbell. Coldstream Guards.) 1914-15 Star (7471 Pte. R. Campbell. R. Sc: Fus:), 'S' of Scots double-struck; British War and Victory Medals (7471 Pte. R. Campbell. R. S. Fus.),
Condition, very fine (5)
Robert Campbell was born at Galston, Ayrshire in 1876 and was a barman upon his enlistment in the Coldstream Guards at Sunderland on 26 June 1899, having previously served with the Highland Light Infantry Militia. Having served in South Africa from 23 May 1900-6 October 1902, he was discharged on 25 June 1911. Campbell served in France with the Royal Scots Fusiliers from 11 March 1915; sold together with copied service record and MIC
Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (5471 Pte. A. E. Hooke. 2nd Dragoon Gds:); 1914 Star, with copy slide clasp (5471 Pte. A. E. Hooke. 2/D. Gds.); British War and Victory Medals (5471 Pte. A. E. Hooke. 2-D. Gds.),
Condition very fine (4)
Albert E. Hooke served in France with the 2nd Dragoon Guards from 15 August 1914 and latterly served with the 1st Machine Gun Squadron (Cavalry); sold with copied MIC
Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (2918 Pte. R. Baxter. 14th Hussars.); King's South Africa 1901-1902, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (2918 Pte. R. Baxter. 14th Hussars.); 1914-15 Star (P.152. L-Cpl. R. Baxter. M.M.P.); British War and Victory Medals 1914-19 (P-152 A.Cpl. R. Baxter. M.M.P.),
Condition good very fine
R. Baxter served as a Private with the 14th Hussars during the Second Boer War, attesting for the Military Mounted Police in 1914. He arrived in France on 20 July 1915, and had risen to Staff Corporal by the war's end.
1914-15 Star, 8596 Pte W.A. Dibbens. Shrops L.I; British War and Victory medals, 8596 Pte W.A. Dibbens. Shrops L.I. (Mounted as worn)
Condition - GVF
A CD with the group contains the following information:
WILLIAM ALFRED DIBBENS
William Alfred Dibbens was born in 1888 in the Chelsea District of London,
the 5th of 6 children to Robert and Emily Dibbens.
His service number shows that he enlisted between September 26 and October 8, 1907
in the 2nd Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry and was assigned number 8596.
His records have not survived, save his MIC, which shows he entered France on
Dec. 21, 1914, was disabled on March 31, 1915, and that he was entitled to the
1915 Trio and a SWB.
The 2nd Battalion KSLI got to France in late December 1914 and got to the fighting
lines by the night of January 7, 1915. On January 8th they marched to Voormezeele
and took over trenches covering Bois Confluent. The Battalion remained in the St. Eloi
area for several months, and lost many of their men to trench feet and other weather
related illness. One then can only assume that his disability was most likely related
to trench foot, that being the reason for his discharge.
William married Maud Daisy Wingfield, 1 year his senior, on August 2, 1915, and died
in March 1932 at age 44, possibly from the effects of his wartime disability
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