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British Miniature Medal Group: An positively attributed 'Jungles to Jails' South East Asia campaign & prison service group of 3: Officer Patrick John Snell, B.E.M., Her Majesty's Prison Service, late Company Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion Seaforth Highland

- British Empire Medal (Civil Division). EIIR issue
- War Medal
- GSM 1918. GVI first issue with 2 clasps 'S.E. Asia 1945-46' & ' Malaya'

Important: The B.E.M. published in the London Gazette issue of 31 December 1984, and an award as Officer, Her Majesty's Prison Service, 'Reading Prison'

Note: The GSM medal with clasp 'S.E. Asia 1945-46' verified as entitled per the respective medal roll of 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (ref WO 100/514 compiled at Gillman Barracks, Singapore, on 25 August 1947). 1/Seaforth, was the only Scottish regiment - and one of very few British Infantry regiments, to have deployed at battalion level, and qualify for this particular medal & clasp for fighting in Netherlands East Indies, with 26th Indian Division. in the period 1945-1946. Less then 500 x 'S. E. Asia' clasps were awarded to 1/Seaforth, the battalion subsequently serving a tour in Malaya, 1946-1951

Patrick John Snell, son of Herbert & Johannah Snell, was born, at Newton Abbot, Devon, England, circa 1927. In 1939, Patrick, still a schoolboy was residing at home with his parents, at Windown, Bridgewater, Somerset, where his father was employed as a 'Keeper & Rabbit Trapper'. Patrick joined the British Army as a 'Boy Soldier' in 1944, and was posted to the Seaforth Highlanders. Subsequently serving with 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. By the time he took his discharge from the British Army, circa 1962, he was holding the appointment of Company Sergeant Major (CSM). After leaving the British Army, Patrick joined the Prison Service and was serving as an Officer at Reading Prison, when he was decorated with the British Empire Medal in 1984. After retiring form the Prison Service, Patrick reloated to Inverness, Scotland. Patrick Snell is recorded as having died at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, Scotland, on 5 February 2009, and an obituary notice being posted in the Inverness Courier issue of 6 February

The medals mounted-as-worn in the court-style

Note: Only the miniature medals and named display label, are included in this item for sale. The attached images showing the recipient's full-size medals and naming on GSM are ony being shown for reference, and attribution purposes and are not included in the sale

Condition: GVF

Code: 18786Price:


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Great Britain (Miniature Medal Group): An attributed Second World War campaign & long service group of 5 to 1435975 Bombardier Leslie McNie, Royal Regiment of Artillery

The contemporary miniature medal group comprises;

- The 1939 - 1945 Star
- The Burma Star
- Defence Medal
- War Medal
- Efficiency Medal. GV1 'first' issue with bar 'Territorial'

Note: Sold together with contemporary riband bar, showing the full-size ribbons for the 1919-45 Star, Burma Star & War Medal, and as-worn by the recipient

The contemporary medals all mounted in the swing-style, and as-worn by the recipient. The mounting bar retaining the original long hinged pin and clasp fittings

Attribution: The medals were worn by 1435975 Bombardier Leslie McNie, Royal Artillery. The Royal Artillery enlistment registers indicate that Leslie McNie enlisted in the Territorial Army, and service with the Royal Artillery sometime in 1938

Condition: GVF

Code: 18649Price:


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British Miniature Medal: British War Medal 1914-1918. Silver issue

This contemporary silver medal fitted with a straight non-swivel suspender

Condition: GVF

Code: 18436Price: 10.00 GBP


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British Miniature Medal: British War Medal 1914-1918. Silver issue

This contemporary silver medal fitted with a 'Swivel' suspender

Condition: GVF

Code: 18437Price: 10.00 GBP


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British Miniature Medal: Interallied Victory Medal. The riband fitted with an 'Oakleaves' emblem for Mention-in-Dispatches

This contemporary medal complete with silk riband, the latter fitted with twin-blades MID emblem

Condition: GVF

Code: 18435Price: 10.00 GBP


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British Miniature Medal: General Service Medal 1962. No clasp

Condition: GVF

Code: 18432Price:


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British Miniature Medal: General Service Medal 1962. No clasp

Medal mounted in the swing style, and as-worn. The riband with mounting bar, this retaining the original hinged pin and clasp fittings

Condition: GVF

Code: 18433Price: 6.00 GBP


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British Miniature Medal: General Service Medal 1962. With clasp 'South Arabia', and riband fitted with oakleaf 'MID' emblem

The oakleaf emblem denotes a recipient who has been Mentioned-in-Dispatches

Medal fitted with long length of riband

Condition: GVF

Code: 18430Price: 8.00 GBP


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British Miniature Medal: General Service Medal 1962. With clasp 'Northern Ireland'

Medal mounted in the swing style, and as-worn. The riband with mounting bar, this retaining the original hinged pin and clasp fittings

Condition: GVF

Code: 18429Price: 7.00 GBP


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British Miniature Medal: General Service Medal 1962. With clasp 'Northern Ireland'

Medal court-mounted, and as-worn. The mounting bar, this retaining the original hinged pin and clasp fittings

Condition: EF

Code: 18424Price: 7.00 GBP

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