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Iraq (Kingdom): Arab Israeli War Medal 1947-1948

Iraq (Kingdom): Arab Israeli War Medal 1947-1948



Silvered & enamel

Iraq, a founding member state of the Arab League was one of seven Arab League countries to participate in the Arab-Israeli War of 1948. Initially the Iraqi's provided an estimated 2,000 personnel, growing to an estimated 18,000 that had served by the time of the conclusion of the war

Condition: VF

Code: 20532

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NATO Non Article 5 Medal. First type ribbon

NATO Non Article 5 Medal. First type ribbon



Condition: EF

Code: 18332

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NATO Medal for the Former Yugoslavia. With clasp 'Sarajevo'

NATO Medal for the Former Yugoslavia. With clasp 'Sarajevo'



Reverse suspension knob with makers marks 'E' (Eekelers)

The clasp denotes a veterans service in Bosnia at the city of Sarajevo at some time during the bloody long drawn out Bosnian Civil War

An uncommon veterans clasp

Condition: EF

Code: 18338

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France: Mexico Campaign Medal 1862-1863 (Medaille De L'Expedition Du Mexique 1862-1863). Official model by designer 'Barre'

France: Mexico Campaign Medal 1862-1863 (Medaille De L'Expedition Du Mexique 1862-1863). Official model by designer 'Barre'



The medal, has the designers name 'Barre' on obverse

This example with French silver assay marks (poincon) on cross tie of bow on reverse wreath

The medal suspended from a good clean length of corded silk riband, with the distinctive embroidered 'Mexican Eagle' crest

Note: The Mexican Eagle badge on the medal ribbon was subsequently incorporated and used as the regimental badge of the Legion Etrangere - the French Foreign Legion. The Legion having fought one of it's most epic fights at the battle of 'Camerone' during the Mexican Expedition

Condition: About GVF

Code: 18657

185.00 GBP


A Singapore Colony 'Maria Hertogh Riots' & 'Union Jack Club' medal pair to a former WW2 'Changi Prison' Civilian Internee: Manager, Cyril George Wimbush, M.B.E., Union Jack Club, late Sergeant Corps of Military Police

A Singapore Colony 'Maria Hertogh Riots' & 'Union Jack Club' medal pair to a former WW2 'Changi Prison' Civilian Internee: Manager, Cyril George Wimbush, M.B.E., Union Jack Club, late Sergeant Corps of Military Police



- Order of the British Empire. M.B.E. (Civil). 2nd type breast badge
- Military LS&GC. GVI Type I 'Regular Army' (1026015 Sjt. C. G. Wimbush. C of M.P.)

Note: After the fall of Singapore Colony to the Imperial Japanese Army, 15 February 1942, Cyril Wimbush, a civilian - with no entitlement to Second World War campaign medals - was incarcerated as a civilian internee, at the notorious 'Changi Prison' for the duration of the Japanese occupation of Singapore 1942-1945

Important: The award of the M.B.E. (Civil) was announced in the London Gazette issue of ,7 June 1951, and with extracts of citation published in the Straits Times edition of, 7 June 1951

Maria Hertogh Riots:

The Maria Hertogh riots were a severe outbreak of communal violence that took place in Singapore between 11 - 13 December 1950, over the custody lawsuit of Maria Hertogh. The riots left 18 dead and 173 injured, as well as a reported 72 vehicles burnt, 119 vehicles damaged, and damage to personal property amounting to 20,848 Straits dollars.

https://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_83_2005-02-02.html

Quote (The Straits Times, 7 June 1951):

S'pore: 14 men & a woman

Fifteen people - incuding a woman, Mrs. Myra Isabelle Crusson - are among the Singapore Honours List.

The citations read:

Mr. Cecil George Wimbush threw himself into the work of rehabilitating the Union Jack Club with enthusiasm and the Club very soon was able to achieve the high standard of efficiency associated with it. During the riots several Service families sheltered in the Club and he swiftly organised its defence and helped repel the attackers.

Unquote.

Quote (The Singapore Free Press, 20 December 1952):

Nicoll Gives Awards to 23.

The Singapore Governor, Mr. J.F. Nicoll, this morning presented insignia of Orders and medals to 23 colony residents and Servicemen at a Government House ceremony.....

Mr. C.G. Wimbush, M.B.E.

Immediately after his release from internment he threw himself with enthusiasm into the work of rehabilitating the Union Jack Club. During the December riots, he energetically and successfully organised the defence of the club against rioters who attacked it.

Unquote

A captioned photograph of Cecil Wimbush being decorated by the Governor of Singapore Colony, was published in The Straits Times issue of 21 December 1952. Quote:

Mr. C.G. Wimbush, who helped to defend the Union Jack Club against attackers during the riots in Dec 1950, receives an M.B.E., from the Governor, Mr. J.F. Nicoll, at a ceremony at a ceremony at Government House yesterday at which 22 persons received awards

Unquote.

Note: The official recommendation for the M.B.E. awarded to Wimbush is held and accessible at the National Archives of Singapore

Cyril Wimbush died in Singapore Colony on 19 June 1954, and was buried at Bidadari Cemetery , Singapore, on 21 June 1954

Cyril Wimbush son of James Wimbush & Emma Rebecca Wimbush (nee Cashmore) was a native of, Barford, Warwickshire, England, where he was born circa 1901 (confirmed baptized 28 April 1901). The 1911 National Census for England 7 Wales records Cyril, as a scholar living at the family home in, Barford, Warwickshire, together with his father and 3 x siblings, viz brother Arthur & 2 x sisters Catherine 'Kate' & Doris. Cyril enlisted in the British Army on 25 April 1921, at which time he was 18 years and 2 months of age, and described as having been formerly employed as a 'Motor Driver'. At enlistment he was posted to the Royal Regiment of Artillery, and subsequently allocated the unique Army number 1026015, which is from the block allocated to the Royal Artillery in 1920. On 13 May 1921, Cyril transferred to the Military Field Police, which unit was amalgamated with the Military Mounted Police, in 1926 to become the Corps of Military Police, a.k.a. 'The Redcaps'. Cyril remained in service with the MFP and later CMP, and was holding the rank of Sergeant by the time he had qualified for his LS&GC medal after 18 years service. During his army service, Cyril had served many years overseas in Singapore (Reference 'Straits Times' issue of 24 June 1954, states that Cyril had served and worked in Singapore for 23 years). After taking his final discharge from the British Army - shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War - Cyril took up an appointment as Assistant Manager at the Union Jack Club, Singapore, a position he held from at least April 1939 (Ref 'Straits Times'). Cyril Wimbush was an expatriate resident in Singapore when the Second World War began in September 1939, and remained resident in Singapore through the subsequent outbreak of the Pacific War on 8 December 1941, and was present throughout the siege of Singapore and the surrender on 15 February 1942. After liberation from internment in September 1945, Cyril returned to the United Kingdom for rest and recuperation after more then 3 and a half years of tropical incarceration at Changi Prison. On returning to Singapore Colony, Cyril, was appointed Manager of the Union Jack Club a position he continued to hold through to the time of his death on 19 June 1954. The body of Cyril Wimbush was buried at Bidadari Cemetery, Singapore Colony, on 21 June 1954

Cyril Wimbush, the well known Manager of the Union Jack Club, was known to many tens of thousands of British, British Empire & Commonwealth service personnel in the period 1939-1954. Not least as the The 'Union Jack Club' in Singapore was the single most celebrated services 'R & R' establishment in the history of the British Armed Forces in Singapore, and the most famous of all 'watering holes' that catered to 'Other Ranks'. In the period 1940-1942, the club was central as the location for several inter-services / inter-regimental brawls, not least the 'Battle of the Union Jack Club' in 1941, where the Jocks of the 1st Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (the illustrious descendent of the Thin Red Line, who earned the nickname 'The Jungle Beasts' for their jungle exploits on the Malay Peninsula) won a pitched bar battle (bottles, glasses, fists & boots) against 'Diggers' - and fellow brothers in arms - drawn from amongst members of the 2nd Australian Imperial Force. Amongst the pre-Pacific War Singapore garrison, the Argyll's ruled the roost at the Union Jack Club, Singapore.......

A most desirable and unusual medal pair of considerable Singapore & colonial history interest, not least the recipients cited services during the 'Maria Hertogh' race riots of 1950

Condition: GVF

Code: 20722

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Victoria Cross. With Second Award Bar (Replica)

Victoria Cross. With Second Award Bar (Replica)

- Victoria Cross. With Second Award Bar

An un-named and un-marked replica cross - the Second Award Bar is marked 'copy' on the backstrap

Since its institution on January 1856, a total of 1,355 Victoria Crosses have been awarded - of which three recipients were subsequently awarded 'Second Award Bars'

Condition: GVF

Code: 20721

75.00 GBP


The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 2nd type breast badge. Silver gilt

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 2nd type breast badge. Silver gilt



A 'Royal Mint' issue circa 1937-1960

Condition: GVF

Code: 20720

175.00 GBP


Military Cross. GV issue

Military Cross. GV issue



The silk 'moire' riband on the decoration is fitted with a two-pronged mounting pin, or 'epingle' as-worn in the French and Belgian style

During the Great War, Great Britain awarded 37,104 Military Crosses to British, British Empire and Dominion forces

In addition to the Military Crosses awarded to British & Empire personnel, a further 2,908 'Honorary' Military Crosses were awarded to Officers from 15 x allied countries including:

- France: 1425
- Belgium: 232

Condition: GVF

Code: 20719

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Military Long Service & Good Conduct Medal. EDVII issue (67386 Serjt. G. L. Hanna. R.G.A.)

Military Long Service & Good Conduct Medal. EDVII issue (67386 Serjt. G. L. Hanna. R.G.A.)



Note: The LS&GC Medal is confirmed as the recipients only medal entitlement, awarded to Sergeant Hanna of the Royal Garrison Artillery on 28 May 1906 (recipients extant service papers refer)

George Lindsay Hanna, son of John Hanna (Gunner, Royal Artillery - later Battery Sergeant Major & Instructor attached to Edinburgh Volunteer Artillery) & Jane Hanna (nee Lindsay) was a Scot, who was born at, Kirkee Cantonment, Bombay Presidency, British India, in 1874 - and where he was baptized on 10 May 1874. Like his father before him, George enlisted in the British Army at, Leith Fort, Edinburgh, Scotland, on 28 May 1888, at which time he joined the Royal Regiment of Artillery. At the time of his enlistment George was only 14 years and 1 month of age - a Boy Soldier! George was a model professional soldier (with lots of certificates of qualification and promotion), and by the time he took his final discharge from the British Army on 27 September 1909, he had completed 21 years unblemished service with the Royal Regiment of Artillery, serving with the Royal Garrison Artillery. George spent 10 years and 103 days on Home Service in United Kingdom and Ireland, and 10 years 274 days 'Overseas' as under:

- Gibraltar: 18/02/1898 - 18/03/1902, 4 years 39 days
- Malta: 19/03/1902 - 28/09/1904, 2 years 194 days
- India: 29/09/1904 - 05/11/1908, 4 years 48 days

George's service papers (held and accessible at The National Archives) record that the contact address of his nominated 'Next of Kin' - his parents - was at, 4 Melville Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

At the time of his recorded death on, 5April 1918, George Lindsay Hanna, had been residing at Woodside Place, Cambusbarron, Stirlinghshire, Scotland. His body was interred at the family plot at Bannockburn Cemetery, Stirlingshire, Scotland. George bequeathed his estate to his younger brother - another 'Gunner'- Battery Quarter Master Sergeant Major Robert Hanna, Royal Field Artillery

The medal fitted with the original stitched silk riband

Condition: Toned GVF

Code: 20718

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Military Long Service & Good Conduct Medal. GV first issue (Colr Serjt Instr. W. Lloyd Lucknow Vol., Rifles.)

Military Long Service & Good Conduct Medal. GV first issue (Colr Serjt Instr. W. Lloyd Lucknow Vol., Rifles.)



Important: The LS&GC Medal is confirmed published in Indian Army Order No 185 of 1913, to Colour-Sergeant Instructor William Lloyd Lucknow Volunteer Rifles

Note: In addition to the LS&GC Medal, William Lloyd was also entitled to a single British War Medal for his overseas service in India during the Great War, per the respective medal roll of the 2nd Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry (ref WO 329/1488 ) wherein at the time the medal roll was compiled, under remarks it shows that Colour Sergeant Lloyd had retired from British Army at the end of his 'Terms of Engagement' on, 10 June 1916

William Lloyd, son of Ellen Lloyd was a native of, Alfrick, Worcestershire, England, where he was born on 9 February 1873. William Lloyd was 20 years & 8 months of age, and by trade a 'Gardener', when he enlisted in the British Army at, Worcester, England, on, 7 October 1893. On enlistment, William was posted to the Regimental Depot of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry. As a professional soldier, by the time he had taken his final discharge from the British Army, William had racked up a total of, 24 years 247 days 'With the Colours', of which a staggering 20 years & 31 days had been spent in British India. William had embarked for India with his battalion, 2nd King's Shropshire Light Infantry, on 27 February 1893, and there he remained - except for 2 x periods of furlough in-between , that he spent in the United Kingdom - until leaving India on 29 March 1916. At the time of taking his final discharge, William held the rank of Colour Sergeant. During his service in India, William had obtained several key certificates & qualifications for which he gained well deserved promotions. In 1908 he transferred to the 'Indian Unattached List' to become an 'Instructor' to European volunteer regiments in British India. A most impressive listing of all the various 'Stations' that William served at with the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry, and later the Indian Volunteer Regiments is provided below:

- Shrewsbury: 07/10/1893 - 20/12/1893
- Cork: 21/12/1893 - 28/05/1894
- Portland: 29/05/1894 - 27/02/1896
- Calcutta: 28/02/1896 - 27/02/1897
- Sitapur: 28/02/1897 - 16/01/1898
- Bombay: 17/01/1898 - 25/03/1899
- Poona: 26/03/1899 - 16/01/1903
- Ranikhet: 17/01/1903 - 20/11/1904
- Fyzabad: 21/11/1904 - 03/07/1907
- Calcutta: 04/07/1907 - 10/01/1908 (2nd Calcutta Volunteer Rifles)
- Naini Tal: 11/01/1908 - 04/08/1908 (Naini Tal Volunteer Rifles)
- Lucknow: 05/08/1908 - 29/03/1916 (Lucknow Volunteer Rifles)

At the time of his discharge from the British Army, William Lloyd, held just the single Long Service & Good Conduct Medal

William Lloyd is recorded as having died at on

Service papers: The recipients service papers - an unusually excellent record set - is extant and accessible at The National Archives

Condition: Toned about GVF

Code: 20717

Reserved


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