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Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Officers White Metal Cap Badge - Ludlow

A die struck full size white metal cap badge with two original loops to the reverse ( e-w ) and maker marked Ludlow London, this has been embossed in the reverse of the mouth of the bugle. Ludlow primarily made officer's badges and this would have been a private purchase item. King's crown so pre 1952. Ludlow naming for mid 1933 onwards. In excellent condition. Circa 29mm gap between inside leg of each lug if you are looking to fit this to an officer's cap. Often mistaken for an Edwardian issue other ranks badge. Scarce.


Code: 61804Price: 35.00 GBP

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The South Wales Borderers (24th Foot) Silver Bullion Blazer Badge

In unworn condition, maker marked to reverse A.R. Fabb Bros, Maidenhead, Berks. This firm now specializes in making items for the masons only. In fabulous condition and what a well made piece. Would display well in a badge collection or bling up your blazer!


Code: 61803Price:

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South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) Officers Bullion Collar Badge

Has some wear to it and a bit of damage to top left of tallest plume, but a well made padded item with a combination of sequins and bullion wire. Really would have been a bobby dazzler in its day. Blue cloth ground behind the 'ich dien' is evident but also now a bit grubby. This looks like an early one. The pattern for this was sealed in 1881.

Churchill No 1116 - 1118 refers.


Code: 61802Price: 25.00 GBP

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WW2 Glider Pilot Regiment (Army Air Corps) Officers OSD Matched Facing Pair of Bronze Collar Badges

A matched facing pair of bronzed die cast collar badges with two original loops to the reverse of each. Eagle in AAC title wreath, king's crown. Lacquered to front. Colour matched also. In superb condition.


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WW2 Cameronians ( Scottish Rifles ) White on Green Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title

Paste back title in good unissued condition. Unofficial private purchase. Whilst the Regimental Museum claims that only black on green were worn, both white on red and white on green shoulder titles do exist and these are not modern reproductions.

BoBD No 3036 refers.


Code: 61798Price: 15.00 GBP

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Colonel Roger Montague Radcliffe Lamb, Northumberland Fusiliers Framed Bestowal Certificate for Award of Distinguished Service Order ( DSO ) dated 1st January 1917. Signed by King George V and Lord Derby, Secretary of State for War

Very scarce document in black frame and behind glass. I have not taken it out so I do not know if it is cut down, glued in or loose. Of great interest to anybody who owns his medals or the Northumberland Fusilier collector. Frame is Circa 34.5cm tall and 21.5cm wide).

Will post to a UK address only on account of the glass frame.

His Obituary and portrait photograph appeared in the 1937 St George's gazette (a photocopy of this will be provided). He died 15th August 1937 at Harrogate. Served with the 2nd NF in Boer War and after - joining the 1st Battalion in India in 1908. He commanded a company of the 2nd Battalion in the First War, with whom he was severely wounded in the Hozenzollern Redoubt in 1915. He was mentioned in despatches, and as well as receiving the DSO, was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. He retired shortly after the war ended. An important piece of ephemera to a long serving Northumberland Fusilier Officer.

His MIC (copy to be provided), confirms 1914-15 trio entitement with emblems, entering France on 18th January 1915. His last appointment was to No 5 Cadet Wing RAF as a Lieutenant Colonel.


Code: 61797Price: 125.00 GBP

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Portrait Photos of Sergeant Major James Francis Hampton, Royal Army Medical Corps ( RAMC) - Served Boer War and all of WW1 - awarded MSM

A greatVictorian / WW1 grouping this - two original large card mounted portraits taken by a Hampshire photographer, and each annotated to the reverse as being of this soldier. He is wearing this Boer War medals. His WW1 paybook accompanies the lot. This confirms he enlisted in 1896 and served throughout WW1, embarking overseas 19th February 1915 and the final entry confirms his entitlement to four blue overseas service chevrons for 4 years service. Great clear images with lots of insignia.

His WW1 MICs (3 different ones to be supplied) confirm his entitlement to the 1914-15 star (entered France 21 February 1915), a BWM and VM and also a Meritorious Service Medal (MSM), as this confirms his service with 24th General Hospital and the award was promulgated in the 'Peace Gazette' (5th June 1919 and confirms he was from Calstock (Cornwall)). This hospital was located at Etaples from June 1915 until November 1919.

Worthy of further research or reuniting with his medals!


Code: 61796Price: 55.00 GBP

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WW1 1914-15 Trio Casualty Group to Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) Telegraphist - Harry Ernest Edwards

A Great War Royal Naval Casualty Trio HM Yacht Conqueror II Killed on 26th September 1916, 1914-15 star “WTS 213 H E EDWARDS W.T.O R.N.R”, British War and Victory medals “213WTS H E EDWARDS WTO RNR”. Medals remain in good condition with original full length ribbons, medals correctly impressed.

HM Yacht Conqueror II was torpedoed and sunk by the German Submarine U-52 north-west of Fair Isle. 17 people were lost when the ship was sunk. Conqueror II was assisting HM Trawler Sarah Alice, who was also torpedoed by the same U-Boat, when she was hit and sunk. They were both investigating an unidentified Merchant Steamer, which turned out to be the 2,788 ton St Gothard.

Wireless Telegraph Operator Harry Ernest Edwards, RNR is commemorated on the Chatham memorial and was the son of Mr W. Edwards of 25 Barcombe Ave, Streatham Hill, London. He was aged 25 at the time of his death. See the following url 's for more information:



With copy CWGC certificate and his service papers (2 pages) from the PRO. Shows his other service including serving on board HMS City of Belfast.


Code: 61795Price: 175.00 GBP

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Unique WW1 1914 Memorial Plaque to Percy Ernest Rapson - 1st Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment - BEF Casualty - Died 30th October 1914

No 8402 Private Percy Ernest Rapson was a pre-war regular soldier serving with the 1st Battalion the South Staffordshire Regiment, which landed in France on the 14th October 1914. During the first battle of Ypres he was reported missing, and later as killed on the 30th October 1914. This is a unique casualty plaque to this name combination. He is commemorated on the Ypres ( Menin Gate ) memorial in Belgium. Plaque in good condition except for a series of localised and deliberate scratches to the reverse. Sold with copy of GWGC certificate and his MIC shows his disembarkation date as 4th October 1914, is annotated 'missing presumed Dead 30 October 1914' plus his entitlement to a Mons Star trio and clasp.

Code: 61794Price: 130.00 GBP

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WW1 Memorial Scroll to a Durham Light Infantry Military Medal ( MM ) winner - Somme 1st July 1916

Not in the greatest condition with a small section torn out on the left side, it has been heavily folded at some time and the royal crest has darkened with nicotine or heat damage (from a fireplace?). It is a tad grubby, Still it is to an MM winner on the most infamous of days, the 1st July 1916. So if you have his medals this is certainly for you! Somebody has added his key details on the reverse in pencil. Other sources confirm as follows:

'The Durham Light Infantry and the Somme 1916' by John Bilcliffe

Part 3, 15th Battalion DLI, Robson, John William, 22147, MM (footnote 233 - for action on 1 July and Shelter Wood ( "Durham Forces in the Field" p48). Died of wounds 21 September 1916. (Copy of Part 3 extract to be provided).

Part 4, 15th Battalion, Battle of Flers-Courcelette, 10th September 1916, Died of Wounds: Robson, 22147, Lance Corporal John William, MM. (Copy of Part 4 extract to be provided).

MIC for WW1 medals confirms 1914-15 Trio, entering France on 11th September 1915, and his MM plus annotated as 'dead'. His MIC for his Military Medal as London Gazette 23 August 1916 (copy provided of LG entry and both of his MIC cards).

CWGC website confirms Lance Corporal J.W. Robson MM, was 15th (Service) Battalion DLI, and died 21st September 1916 aged 28 . He was from Shotton Colliery and Trimdon Grange, County Durham. He was most likely a miner and married to Isabella (Copy of CWGC certificate to be provided).


Code: 61792Price: 65.00 GBP

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