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British and other Campaign
and Gallantry Medals
from the Collection of
Lester Watson (1889-1959)

Nos 1-100

Ref. no.:

Medal:                              

Recipient & details:                       

Abyssinia (1867-8)

AB T. Simpkin, H.M.S. SPITEFUL

(Note: Award inscription die-struck in relief, as usual for this medal)

Bt before 1928

Acre, Siege of (1842), St Jean d'Acre medal (Turkish)

Unnamed

Bt before 1928

Afghanistan

      Candahar 1842

Sgt. Hagar Norwood, 40th Regt. (engraved in running script; with original suspension)

Bt before 1928

Afghanistan

      Ghuznee

      Cabul 1842

Gunner J. Mason, 1st Troop Horse Bgde., Bombay, Art. (engraved in running script; with clip and straight bar suspension)

Bt before 1928

Afghanistan, 'Victoria Regina'

      Candahar

      Ghuznee

      Cabul 1842

Lieut. R. Pratt, 41st Regt. (depot impressed; with scroll suspension)

Confirmed.

Bt Baldwin 1927

Afghanistan, 'Victoria Vindex'

      Candahar

      Ghuznee

      Cabul 1842

Sgt. James Beck, 41st Regt. (engraved and renamed, probably officially; with clip and straight bar suspension)

Bt before 1928

Afghanistan

      Cabul 1842

Sgt. Thomas Hughes, 9th Regt. (engraved in large capitals; with original suspension)

Bt before 1928

Afghanistan 1878-9-80

      Ali Musjid

881, Pvt. P. Lackey, 8 Bde., 51st Regt.

Bt before 1928

Afghanistan 1878-9-80

      Peiwar Kotal

1135, Pvt. E. McBeth, 2nd Btn, 8th Foot

Bt before 1928

Afghanistan 1878-9-80

      Ahmed Khel

      Kandahar

2174, Bugler R. Harris, 2/60th Foot

Bt before 1928

Afghanistan 1878-9-80

      Peiwar Kotal

      Charasia

      Kabul

1604, Lance Cpl. W. Fitzgerald, 72nd Hldrs.

Bt before 1928

Africa Gen. Service (Ed. VII)      

      Aro 1901-2

      S. Nigeria 1903

      S. Nigeria 1903-4

      S. Nigeria 1904

      S. Nigeria 1904-5

      S. Nigeria 1905-6

      West Africa 1906

2109, Gnr Momo Katago, S. Nigeria Regt.

(Verified)

Hamilton Smith auction

(Glendining, 20-21 July 1927, lot 945)

Africa Gen Service (Ed. VII)

      B.C.A. 1899-1900

34, Pvt. Chamula, 1/K A Rifles

Hamilton Smith auction

(Glendining, 20-21 July 1927, lot 955)

Africa Gen Service (Ed. VII)       Somaliland 1902-4

      Jidballi

4648, Pvt. C. Summerbell, 1st Hamps. Regt.

Bt Spink 12 Nov 1924

Africa Gen Service (Ed. VII)

      Lango 1901

2406, Cpl. Abdulla Mondo, 4th Kings Afr. Rif.

Hamilton Smith auction

(Glendining, 20-21 July 1927, lot 956)

Africa Gen. Service (Geo V)

      Nyasaland 1915

Pvt. Msosa, Native Police Blantyre

Hamilton Smith auction

(Glendining, 20-21 July 1927, lot 965)

Africa Gen Service (Ed. VII)

      N. Nigeria 1904

2327, Pvt. Ibrahim Kano, N. N. Regt.

Bt before 1928

Africa Gen Service (Ed. VII)

      N. Nigeria 1903

147, Carrier Zakari Kano, 1st Bty. A. N. N. Regt.

Bt before 1928

Africa Gen. Service

      Jubaland

AB C. E. Spear, H.M.S. MAGICIENNE

Bt Spink before 1928

Africa Gen. Service (Ed. VII)

      Nandi 1905-6

142, Pvt. Kipowetch, East African Police Force

Bt Spink before 1928

Africa Gen. Service (Ed. VII)

      N. Nigeria 1902

70, Gunner Awudu Tibati, N. Nigeria Regt.

Bt before 1928

Africa Gen Service (Ed. VII)

      Aro 1901-2

      N. Nigeria

1057, Pvt. Sule, N. Nigeria Regt.

Bt before 1928

 

Africa Gen Service (Ed. VII)

      Somaliland 1908-10

183527, AB P. Redmond, H.M.S. PROSERPINE.

Bt Spink 1926

See Group 4.

Africa Gen Service (Geo. V)

      Somaliland 1920

332816, AC2 W. J. Powlesland, RAF

Bt Baldwin 1928

  1.  

Air Force Cross (Geo. V)

Lieut. A.J.D. Peebles, RAF (privately engraved)

London Gazette 3 June 1919, p. 7034.

Bt Baldwin before 1928

Ancient & Hon. Artillery Co. (Boston), London Medal 1903

Sgt. Tr. W.J. Waterlow, H.A.C.

See Group 5.

Antarctic

      Antarctic 1910-13

      Antarctic 1914-16

Proof bronze. Unnamed.

Bt Baldwin 1927

Arctic Discoveries 1818-1855 (1857)

Walter Wilkinson, H.M.S. ARCTIC; privately engraved on reverse. FDC condition

Acquired before 1928

Arctic Discoveries 1876 (1876)

AB William Ricketts, PANDORA

Bt Spink before 1928

Ashanti Medal (1873-4)   See 378

Ashanti Star 1896

Unnamed.

Bt before 1928

Ashanti War 1900 (low relief)

      Kumassi

1146, Pvt. Mandi, W. A. Frontier Force

Bt before 1928

Ashanti War 1900 (high relief)

      Kumassi

2601, Pvt. Iddrisue Moshi, 2nd Bt. G. C. C.

Acquired before 1928

Baltic 1854

Unnamed as issued to Navy

Bt before 1928

Baltic 1854

Engraved in capitals Capt. Campbell, (Pilot).   Very rare named.

(Verified)

Bt Gifford before 1928

Bath, Order of

Unnamed (Maj. Gen. Lawrence Fyler)

See Group 8.

Best Shot in the Army

        (only 16 awarded)

1601, Sgt. A. Woods, 81st Foot (for best sniper rifle shot 1875-6 per Gen. Order 90 of 1877)

Bt Spink 1925

Boulton's Trafalgar 1805 (Gold)

Unnamed.   EF condition

Bt before 1928

Boulton's Trafalgar 1805 (white metal, as awarded in 1806; resembling a “frosted proof” in watch-glass case.)

Unnamed. EF (slight staining at rim)

Bt Baldwin 1927

Boulton's Trafalgar 1805 (Bronze)

Edge: 'To the heroes of Trafalgar from M. Boulton'

EF condition

Bt before 1928

British North Borneo Co.

      Punitive Expeditions

        (47 issued with this bar)

Unnamed

Bt Baldwin 1933

Bunker Hill (Boston) Medal (17 June 1775). George III to Capt. Ewing.   First battle in the American War of Independence.   (Electrotype copy)

Engraved silver star.   Obv. A TESTIMONY OF PUBLIC REGARD, around crowned GR monograph; Rev. ‘By Order of the King with 300 pounds of the Wound Capt Ewing Recvd the 17 of June 1775’

Bt Baldwin 1937

Burma War 1824-6 (Silver)

Unnamed

Bt Spink before 1928

Burma War 1824-6 (Gold)

Unnamed

Bt Baldwin before 1928

Cameroons (Belgium) 1914-16

      (in silvered bronze)

Unnamed

Bt Baldwin 1927

Cameroons (Belgium) 1914-16

      (in bronze)

Unnamed

Bt Baldwin 1927

British War Medal 1914-18

703, Pvt. F. Farrell, Princess Pat C.L.I.

Bt before 1928

Cape of Good Hope Gen. Service

      Bechuanaland

Trooper W. A. Leach, Despatch Service

Not traced on roll.

Bt Spink 12 Nov 1924

Cape of Good Hope Gen. Service

      Basutoland

      Transkei

Gunner J. Adams, Cape F. Artillery

Roll confirms; provenance not checked.

Hamilton Smith auction

(Glendining, 21-22 Nov 1927)

Cape of Good Hope Gen. Service

      Basutoland

Cpl. T. Tidmarsh, Kimberley Lt. Horse

Roll confirms

Bt Spink 12 Nov 1924

Ceylon, East India Co., 1795-6 (1807)

(Silver, with suspension and yellow cord.)

Unnamed. FDC condition

Bt Gifford 1927

China 1842

Pvt. Cornelius McCarthy, 49th Regt.

Acquired before 1928

China 1842

Pvt. Henry J. Wallace, 98th Foot

Acquired before 1928

China: Nanking 1842. (Lion & Dragon)

Proof medal, not issued; with straight bar suspension of “China type”.

Bt before 1928

China (undated)

      China 1842

      Canton 1857

Unnamed

Acquired before 1928

China (undated)

      Fatshan

Unnamed

Bt before 1928

China (undated)

      Canton 1857

      Taku Forts 1860

Pvt. John Hepburn, 99th Foot

Bt before 1928

China (undated)

      Canton 1857

Unnamed

Bt before 1928

China (undated)

      Taku Forts 1860

      Pekin 1860

Pvt. John Cuthbert, 44th Regt.

Bt before 1928

China (undated)

      Fatshan 1857

      Canton 1857

      Taku Forts 1858

      Taku Forts 1860

Unnamed

Bt Spink before 1928

China (undated)

      Taku Forts 1860

3256, Sgt. J. Westbury, 1st Bat., 3rd Foot

Bt before 1928

China (undated)

      Taku Forts 1858

Pvt. William Smith, 31st Regt.

Bt before 1928

China 1900 (no bar)

Ord. F. Whittle, H.M.S. ENDYMION

Bt before 1928

China 1900

      Relief of Pekin

3512, Pvt. S. Smith, 2nd R. Welsh Fusiliers

Bt before 1928

China 1900

      Taku Forts

Stoker H. Devlin, H.M.S. FAME

Bt before 1928

China 1900

      Defence of Legations

Pvt. G. T. Jones, R. M. L. I.

Bt before 1928

Dardanelles (French)  

Early 20th century. (Bronze)   Obv. 'Republique Française'. Rev. 'Dardanelles'.

Unnamed

Bt before 1928

Davison's Nile 1798 (Bronze)

Unmounted.   Edge: From 'Alexr. Davison Esqr. St James's Square, a tribute of regard'.

EF condition

Acquired before 1928

Coorg, East India Co., 1837

Unnamed. EF

Bt before 1928

Coronation Medal Geo. V., 1910

Unnamed (Capt. T. M. Monk)

See Group 6.

Crimea 1854

      Sebastopol

      Alma

Unnamed

Acquired before 1928

Crimea 1854

      Alma

      Inkermann

      Balaklava

      Sebastopol

Pvt. H. McMonagh, 1st Btn. Rifle Brigade

Acquired before 1928

Crimea 1854

      Sebastopol

      Azoff

Leading Stoker R. Carter

Bt before 1928

Crimea 1854 (Ribbon missing)

      Sebastopol

3384, Michael McMahan, 31st Regt.

Given by Charles Pfaff (uncle) 20.6.1904

Crimea 1855  

      Sebastopol

Lieut. Col. L. Fyler, 12th Lancers

See Group 8.

Crimea Turkish 1855 (Italian flag front)

Pvt. J. Marlin, 4th K. O. Regt.

Acquired before 1928

Crimea Turkish 1855 (British flag front)

Col. L. Fyler, 12th Lancers

See Group 8.

Crimea Turkish 1855 (French flag front)

Gunner W. Hudson, R. Art.

Acquired before 1928

Crimea Turkish 1855 (British flag front)

Cpl. S. Sartin, 62nd Regt.

Acquired before 1928

Crimea Turkish 1855 (Italian flag front)

Pvt. Arthur Connor, 48th Regt.

Acquired before 1928

Crimea Turkish Gen. Service 1855 (Danube medal)

Unnamed

Bt Lowe before 1928

Croix de Guerre (French) 1914-15 (Bronze), with palm, on ribbon

Unnamed

Bt Schulman (Amsterdam) c. 1936

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Vic.)

Cpl. W. Gill, 33rd Regt.

Bt before 1928

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Edw. VII)

Sgt. J. Barry, W. Aust. Mounted Inf.

Acquired before 1928

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Geo. V)

9652, Pvt. J. Miller, 6th Somerset Lt. Inf.

London Gazette 15 March 1916, p. 2891.

Acquired before 1928

84A.

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Geo. V)

9887, Cpl. E. Mott, 1st Border Regt.

On 25 April 1915 the British Expeditionary force landed at five points around the southern tip of the Gallipoli peninsular.   The 1st Battalion Border Regiment, with Edward Mott now a corporal, landed at X beach.

London Gazette, 3 June 1915:

No. 9887 Sergeant Edward Mott, 1st Bn Border Regiment. On 28th April, 1915, during operations South of Krithia for gallant conduct leading his company to successive fire positions, and again for conspicuous bravery and good service in attacking over difficult country.’
 

See Group 2.

Distinguished Flying Cross

     

Unnamed (2nd Lieut. John F. Mitchell RAF)

See Group 7.

Distinguished Flying Medal

5/35453, Sgt. Mech. M. Jones, RAF

'SERGT. MECH. JONES, M. RAF'

Bt before 1928

Distinguished Service Cross (British Navy), hallmarked 1914

Unnamed

Bt Baldwin 1927

Distinguished Service Order (Geo. V)

     

Unnamed (2nd Lieut. John Mitchell, RAF)

See Group 7.

Distinguished Service Order (Geo. V)

Unnamed

Bt before 1928

Distinguished Service Medal (Navy) (Geo. V)

213829, Leading. Seaman. J. E. Knights, H. M. Tr. ERNA, Aux. Patrol

Bt Baldwin before 1928

See 87.

Dooraniee Empire, Order of

     

Unnamed (Brgdr. Geo. Warren, European Regt.)

See Group 9.

Earl St Vincent’s Medal (Mutiny at the Nore 1800).  

        (Suspension and blue ribbon)

Unnamed.   EF condition

Bt Seaby 1933

East & Central Africa (1897-9)

      Lubwas

      Uganda 1897-98

137, Sepoy Kale Khan, Indian Contingent

Bt Spink before 1928

East & Central Africa (1897-9).

      1898

1203, Pvt. Mir Arab, 27th Bombay L. Inf.

Bt Spink before 1928

Central Africa (1891-4)

      no bar

3254, Sepoy Ram Singh, 23rd Bengal Infantry

Bt before 1928

East & West Africa (1887-1900)

      Brass River 1895

      Benin 1897

AB S. G. Monk, H. M. S. BARROSA

Bt Spink before 1928

East & West Africa (1887-1900)

      1891-2

3623, Pvt. G. Gooding, West India Regt.

Bt Spink before 1928

East & West Africa (1887-1900)

      Witu 1890

PO 1st Class H. Gardner, H. M. S. KINGFISHER

Acquired before 1928

East & West Africa (1887-1900)

      Witu August 1893

Shipt. F. Stephens, H. M. S. BLANCHE

Bt Spink before 1928