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

Nos 301-379

Ref. no.:

Medal:                              

Recipient & details:                       

301.  

Naval Gen. Service 1910 (Geo. V)

      Persian Gulf 1909-14

183327, AB P. Redmond, H. M. S. PROSERPINE

See Group 4

302.  

Naval Good Shooting Medal (Ed. VII)

158165, P. O. 1st cl. A. Gass, H. M. S. REVENGE, 1905 6 In. Q.F.

Bt before 1928

303.  

New Zealand Cross (23 issued), awarded 1877, New Zealand Land Wars

Trooper Antonio Rodriguez (de Sardinha), Taranaki Mounted Volunteers. 'For noble and daring conduct assisting and carrying wounded men from the field under fire on several occasions, notably on the 2nd October 1863 at Poutoka and on 11th March 1864 at Kaitake, upon which latter occasion he was particularly mentioned in garrison orders after the engagement.'

Rodriguez was Portuguese, and went out to New Zealand on the S. S. ST MICHAEL in 1851 with his sister Rita Mary and her husband Emmanuel de Castro. He died in spring 1905.

With original citation, and MS note in hand of purchaser from the family of Rodriguez in 1905.

Hamilton Smith auction (Glendining, 20-21 July 1927, lot 982)

304.  

New Zealand (without date), 1845-6-7

3123, Pvt. Owen Coughlan, 65th Foot

Bt before 1928

305.  

New Zealand 1845-46

Henry J. Kelly, R. N., H. M. S. HAZARD

Bt before 1928

306.  

New Zealand 1860-61

Boy, George Gray, H. M. S. IRIS

Bt Lowe before 1928

307.  

New Zealand 1860-64

269, Pvt. J. H. Webster, 40th Regt.

Bt Lowe before 1928

308.  

New Zealand 1860-65

2780, Pvt. William Cotter, 65th Regt.

Bt Lowe before 1928

309.  

New Zealand 1860-66

66, Pvt. William Walton, 1st Btn. 12th Regt.

Bt before 1928

310.  

New Zealand 1861-66

30, Pvt. Eugene Lynch, 57th Regt.

1 in 1861 has been altered (from 3?)

Bt before 1928

311.  

New Zealand 1863-64

91, Pvt. T. Sturgeon, 40th Regt.

Bt Lowe before 1928

312.  

New Zealand 1863-65

739, Pvt. William Bourke, 70th Regt.

Bt Lowe before 1928

313.  

New Zealand 1863-66

125, Pvt. Edward Rowbottom, 50th Queen's Own Regt.

Bt Lowe before 1928

314.  

New Zealand 1864-66

2738, Cpl. Bernard Reilly, 68th Lt. Inf.

Bt Lowe before 1928

315.  

New Zealand 1865-66

1726, Pvt. Miles Lawless, 2nd Btn. 18th Royal Irish

Bt Lowe before 1928

316.  

Northwest Canada 1885

      Saskatchewan

Trooper J. S. Hicks, Alberta Mtd. Rifles

Roll confirms.

Bt before 1928

317.  

Northwest Canada 1885

Unnamed

Probably a specimen; fitted with Crimea-type suspension.

Acquired before 1928

318.  

Old Gunners Club

Unnamed (Sgt. Tr. W. J. Waterlow, H. A. C.)

See Group 5

319.  

Orient, Service in (French). Early 20th century.   (Bronze. Obv. 'Republique Française'   Rev. 'Orient')

Unnamed.

Bt Baldwin 1927

320.  

See List of Medals Not Accounted For

321.  

Punjab 1849

Maj. L. Fyler, 3rd Light Dragoons

See Group 8

322.  

Punjab 1849

      Mooltan

      Goojerat

Pvt. Patrick Boylan, 1st European Fusiliers

Bt before 1928

323.  

Punjab 1849

      Goojerat

      Chilianwala

Pvt. Charles Lenden, 29th Foot

Recipient died 31 July 1849.

Acquired before 1928

324.  

India Gen. Service (Vic) 1895

      Samana 1897

      Punjab Frontier 1897-98

4636, Pvt. M. Sullivan, 2nd Btn. Royal Irish Regiment

Acquired before 1928

325.  

Punniar Star 29 Dec. 1843

Pvt. George Homeshaw, 9th Lancers, (Queen's Royal Lancers)

Bt before 1928

326.  

Queens Mediterranean (1899-1902)

5478, Cpl. S. Froggatt, W. Yorks Regt.

Acquired before 1928

327.  

Queens South Africa (1899-1902)

      Relief of Mafeking

4972, Cpl. J. Farrell, Liverpool Regiment

Bt before 1928

328.  

Queens South Africa (1899-1902)

      Defence of Kimberley

6064, Pvt. E. Jennings, Liverpool Regiment

Bt before 1928

329.  

Queens South Africa (1899-1902)

      Natal

PO J. Quill, H. M. S. THETIS

Bt before 1928

330.  

Queens South Africa (1899-1902)

      Wittebergen

      Modder River

3721, Pvt. W. Maxwell, 1st Highland Lt. Inf.

Acquired before 1928

331.  

Queens South Africa (1899-1902)

      Orange Free State

      Defence of Mafeking

26884, Trooper G. R. Davies, Prince of Wales Lt. Horse

Bt before 1928

332.  

Queens South Africa (1899-1902)

      Relief of Ladysmith

      Tugela Heights

Sgn. Capt. W. Hall-Owen, M. S. Vic. Militia

Acquired before 1928

333.  

Queens South Africa (1899-1902)

      Elandslaagte

      Defence of Ladysmith

      Belfast

4793, Pvt. P. Green, Manchester Regt.

Acquired before 1928

334.  

Queens South Africa (1899-1902)

      Transvaal

      Orange Free State

      Rhodesia

      Cape Colony

14, Cpl. C. Aldcroft, R. Can. Art.

Acquired before 1928

335.  

Queens South Africa (1899-1902)

      Relief of Kimberley

      Paardeberg

      Dreifontein

      Transvaal

8172, Cpl. Wheeler W. White, Army Service Corps.

Officially corrected.

Acquired before 1928

336.  

Queens South Africa (1899-1902)

      Wittebergen

      Transvaal

      Wepener

      Cape Colony

Lieut. D. T. Davies, Kaffir Rifles.

Bt before 1928

337.  

Queens South Africa (1899-1902)

      Laings Nek

      Transvaal

      Relief of Ladysmith

      Orange Free State

      Tugela Heights

2441, Cpl. W. J. Higgins, 64th Battery RFA

Acquired before 1928

338.  

Queens South Africa (1899-1902)

      Belmont

      Modder River

      Driefontein

      Johannesburg

      Belfast

9179, Pvt. A. McDowell, Coldstream Guards

Bt before 1928

339.  

Queens South Africa (1899-1902)

      Cape Colony

      Orange Free State

      Johannesburg

      Diamond Hill

      Belfast

      South Africa 1901

      South Africa 1902

1774, Pvt. T. Moore, Royal Warwick Regt.

Bt before 1928

340.  

Queens South Africa (1899-1902)

      Talana

4619, Pvt. J. Sullivan, Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Acquired before 1928

341.  

British South Africa Co., Rhodesia 1896

      Mashonaland 1897

7270, Gunner T. Allison, 24th West Div. R. Art.

Bt before 1928

342.  

Seringapatam, East India Co. 4 May 1799 (1808) (with suspension)

(Gold)

Unnamed. EF condition

Bt Baldwin before 1928

343.  

Seringapatam, East India Co. 4 May 1799 (1808) (no suspension)

(Silver)

Unnamed.   EF condition

Bt Lowe before 1928

344.  

Seringapatam, East India Co. 4 May 1799 (1808) (no suspension)

(Bronze)

Unnamed. VF condition

Bt Lowe 1927

345.  

South Africa (Kings)

      South Africa 1901

      South Africa 1902

E. H. Middleton

Renamed.

Acquired before 1928

346.  

South Africa (1877-9)

      1878

1816, Pvt. J. Harvey, 80th Foot

Bt before 1928

347.  

South Africa (1877-9)

      1879

1430, Pvt. M. McGrath, 88th Foot

Acquired before 1928

348.  

South Africa (1877-9)

      1879

1531, Sgt. R. Muir, 91st Foot

Bt before 1928

349.  

South Africa (1877-9)

      1877-8

Sgt. Maj. R. B. Keys, C. F. Art.

Acquired before 1928

350.  

South Africa (1877-9)

      1878-9

109, Pvt. F. Bird, 80th Foot

Bt Spink before 1928

351.  

South Africa (1877-9)

      1877-8-9

996, Pvt. P. Reddington, 2-24th Foot

Acquired before 1928

352.  

South Africa 1853 (for 1834-53)

Pvt. Thomas F. Fleming, Cape Mounted Riflemen

Acquired before 1928

353.  

St Anne, Order of, II Class (Russia)

Unnamed (2nd Lieut. John Mitchell, RAF)

See Group 7

354.  

St George, Silver Cross (Russia)

Unnamed (2nd Lieut. John Mitchell, RAF)

See Group 7

355.  

St Stanislas, Order of, II Class (Russia)

Unnamed (2nd Lieut. John Mitchell, RAF)

See Group 7

356.  

St Vladimir, Order of, III Class (Russia)

Unnamed (2nd Lieut. John Mitchell, RAF)

See Group 7

357.  

Sudan (Khedive’s) 1910

      S. Kordofan 1910

      Sudan 1912

Native Soldier (unnamed), 12th Sudanese Regt.

See Group 1

358.  

Sudan (Khedive’s) 1916

        no bar

Unnamed (Capt. T. M. Monk)

See Group 6

359.  

Sudan (Khedive's) (1896-1908)

      Firket

      Hafir

      Abu Hamed

      Sudan 1897

      The Atbara

      Khartoum

      Sudan 1899

      Gedid

      Nyam-Nyam

Native Soldier (unnamed), 12th Sudanese Regt.

See Group 1

360.  

Sudan (Queen's) (1896-7)

      no bar

3122, Pvt. G. Palmer, 1st Btn. Cameron Hldrs.

Bt before 1928

361.  

Sudan (Khedive's) (1896-1908)

      Hafir

3747, Pvt. T. Birks, 1st N. Staffs. Regt.

Acquired before 1928

362.  

Sudan (Queen's) (1896-7)

  no bar

     

Native Soldier, 12th Sudanese Regt.

See Group 1

363.  

Sudan (Khedive's) (1896-1908)

      Khartoum

      The Atbara

5129, Pvt. F. MacKay, 1st Seaforth Highlanders

Acquired before 1928

364.  

St Helena Medal 1821 (1857), French.

      In the name of Napoleon I. (Bronze)

Unnamed

Bt Baldwin before 1928

365.  

Sutlej

      Ferozeshuhur 1845

Pvt. Francis Greenway, 29th Regt.

Bt before 1928

366.  

Sutlej

      Moodker 1845

      Ferozeshuhur

      Aliwal

      Sobraon

Pvt. Patrick Callaghan, 50th Regt.

Acquired before 1928

367.  

Sutlej

      Aliwal 1846

Capt. L. Fyler, 16th Lancers

See Group 8

368.  

Tibet 1903-4

      Gyantse

18135, Gunner T. McDonagh, 7th Mt. Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery

Acquired before 1928

369.  

Tibet 1903-4

      Gyantse

        (Group 3)

Subadar Jangbir Rana, 8th Ghurkha Rifles

See Group 3

370.  

Transport Medal (Ed. VII)

      China 1900

J. Collier

Bt Spink 1926

371.  

Transport Medal (Ed. VII)

      South Africa 1899-1902

E. L. Jackson

Bt before 1928

372.  

Victoria Cross (11 March 1858)

      Indian Mutiny

Pvt. David Hawkes, 2nd Btn. Rifle Brgd.

David Hawkes, VC (1822-58) was 35 years old, and a private in the 2nd Bn., the Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort’s Own ), British Army during the Indian Mutiny when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 11 March 1958 at Lucknow, India, Private Hawkes' company was engaged with a large number of the enemy near the Iron Bridge. At one stage a captain (Henry Wilmot) found himself at the end of a street with only four of his men, opposed to a considerable body of the enemy. One of the men was shot through both legs and Private Hawkes, although severely wounded, lifted him up with the help of a corporal (William Nash) and they then carried their comrade for a considerable distance, the captain firing with the men's rifles and covering the retreat of the party.

He was killed in action, at Fyzabad, India on 14 August 1858.

Bt before 1928

373.  

Victoria Cross (27 Jan. 1917)

      Somme, France

9887, Sgt. E. J. Mott, 1st Btn. Border Regt.

Edward John Mott, VC, DCM (1893-1967).

On 27 January 1917 the Battalion in company with the 1st Royal Enniskillen Fusiliers had orders to attack a section of the enemy position south of Le Transloy, known as Landwehr Trench.   An artillery barrage of 96 eighteen-pounder guns, with support from 30 Australian howitzers preceded the attack which began at 5:30 a.m. along a 750-yard front.   By 7:00 a.m 117 prisoners had been taken and the first and second objectives had been captured with light casualties.   But consolidation on the flank proved difficult because of the frozen ground, enemy shelling and pernicious sniping.   It was here that Mott became the Border Regiment’s first V. C. of the War.

London Gazette, 9 March 1917:

No. 9887 Sergeant Edward Mott, 1st Bn Border Regiment. For most conspicuous gallantry and initiative when in attack, the company to which he belonged was held up at a strong point by machine gun fire.   Although wounded in the eye Sergeant Mott made a rush for the gun and after a fierce struggle seized the gunner and took him prisoner, capturing the gun.   It was due to the dash of the non-commissioned officer that the left flank succeeded .'

See Group 2.

        373A.

Victory 1914-1919

2nd Lieut. J. Mitchell, RAF

See Group 7

        373B.

Victory 1914-1919

Capt. T. M. Monk

See Group 6

374.  

Waterloo 1815

Pvt. Hugh Gormley, 6th or Inniskilling Dragoons

Roll confirms.

Bt before 1928

375.  

East and West Africa (1887-1900)

      1900

969, Pvt. Mohomadu Imbria, 2nd Btn. North Nigerian Regt.

Bt before 1928

376.  

East and West Africa (1887-1900)

      1896-8

805, Pvt. D. Bryce, 2nd West India Regt.

Bt before 1928

377.  

East and West Africa (1887-1900)

      M'wele 1895-6 (on rim)

See also nos. 97-109

323, Sepoy Samandar Kahn, 24th B0. Infy.

Bt before 1928

378.  

Ashanti (1873-4)

      Coomassie

207, Pvt. J. Martin, 2nd Btn. Rifle Bgd.

Acquired before 1928

379.  

Widow's Cross or Memorial Cross (Geo. V) (Canadian)

681778, Pvt. C. Smith

On long purple ribbon.

Acquired before 1928