Medals & Militaria Auction
on Thursday 9th August 2018
On view:
Wednesday 8th - 9am to 4.45pm
and Sale Day from 8.30am
Lots: 808-814 of 814
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Lot 808
An Interesting Set of Three Groups of Medals to Family Jackson, the first group comprises WWI Victory and War Medals to 2-202450 Private F. Jackson, Army Service Corps; plus a 1927 Life Saving Society Award of Merit to same. The second group, a WWII Quartet, comprises War Medal, Africa Star and 1939-45 Star self named to 135403 F.S. Jackson and an Africa Service Medal to same; plus a South African Police Service Medal to 10466 Det. Constable Jackson and a 1953 Coronation Medal to Capt. F.S. Jackson. Group three comprises a George VI Faithful Service Special Constabulary Medal and Long Service bar to George M. Jackson; plus a Barnsley Swimming Club gold medal and two Butchers Association pendants to same.
*It is believed the groups represent father and two sons.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £180
Lot 809
WWI Trio of Medals, consisting of 14/15 Star, War and Victory medals to 200591 Corporal E. Jones, Royal Welch Fusilier's, mounted in glazed frame with letter from the record office, plus WWI bronze death plaque to Edward Jones mounted in glazed frame with original cardboard envelope also with memorial letter.
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £170
Lot 810
An Interesting Set of Father and Son Medal Groups, with supporting provenance, comprising WWI Medal trio consisting 1914 Mons Star, War and Victory medals to 8505 Pte W.Bennet, 2nd Yorkshire and Lancs, with rose and 'On War Service' badge, and WWII medal trio made up of War Medal, Burma Star, (with Pacific bar), and 1939/45 Star to Able Seaman JX567894 H. Bennet, Royal Navy; plus a large quantity of provenance relating to H. Bennet's career including service records, newspaper cuttings, photographs, service books, amongST many other items.
*Father and Son, Wilfred Bennett and Horace Bennet were from Dronfield near Sheffield, records indicate that Horace joined the Royal Navy in July 1943 at the age of 18, coming from the a job in the railways and L.M.S. After initial training Mr Bennet served on various ships including H.M.S Kedah and HMS Assegai and spent time in South America, MR Bennet was released in December 1946, returning to work on the railways.
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £170
Lot 811
A Collection of Papal Civil Awards, including a Medal of The Order of St. Gregory, cased and a suite for The Equestrian Order of The Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, all cased.
Estimate:  £80 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £150
Lot 812
A Family Group of Three Sets of Medals, comprising:- 1) WWI Duo, comprising War and Victory Medals to 269259 J. Crossley, West Riding Regiment; plus two named Order of Buffalo jewels. 2) WWII and Later Group, comprising War Medal, Defence Medal and 1939-45 Territorial Efficiency Service Medal to 897176 Sjt D. Crossley Royal Artillery, in box of issue plus service book and photographs. 3) WWII Medal Trio, comprising War Medal, Defence Medal and France/Germany Star to F.W. Crossley; plus a photograph album from the 1945 Rendsbury Military Gymkhana.
*James Crossley is believed to be the father of of Douglas Crossley and F.W. Crossley, a family from Bridge Street, Huddersfield.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £170
Lot 813
An Extraordinary WWII RAF Bomber Command Medal Quartet and Associated Items, comprising War Medal, Defence Medal, Air Crew Star and 1939-45 Star with bars to 1097775 Flying Officer Leslie Pulfrey. The lot also includes Flying Log, No. 2 tunic and a remarkable detailed personal war time biography of Flying Officer Pulfrey written by his nephew Mr. J. Pinguey. A unique lot.
*Son of John and Florrie Pulfrey, Leslie Pulfrey was a Sheffield man, born on 24th September 1914 who had joined the local Constabulary before the war. After training in 1942 he passed into the RAF on 28th September 1942 as a bomb aimer and joined 103 Squadron flying Lancasters out of Elsham Wolds, flying twenty-three operations. After receiving his commission in August 1943 and further OTV training he joined 550 Squadron at North Killingholme, again in Lancasters.
On the night of 16th/17th June 1944 whilst returning from a raid on the oil refinery at Sterkrade in Germany, Lancaster ME840 BQ-V was attacked and shot down by a German Night Fighter over Aalten in Holland. Only one crew member survived the attack, Flight Engineer Roy Kay. Flying Officer Pulfrey's body was found by a local farmer, Mr Eerden, wrapped in a parachute as if it had failed to open, however Flight Officer Pulfrey also appeared to have bullet wounds to his neck. He is buried, along with his crew, at Wisch Varsseveld Cemetery.
In later life the family of Flying Officer Pulfrey and Mr Eerden went on to establish a great friendship and create a detailed memoir to him. As a final postscript, in 2004 four F-16 Fighters from the Royal Netherlands Airforce flew over the village of Aalten to mark the 70th Anniversary of the death of Flying Officer Pulfrey and his comrades.
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £900
Lot 814
A WWII Royal Navy Medal Trio and Associated Items, comprising War Medal, Burma Star with Pacific bar, 1939-45 Star with miniatures, to Lieutenant Derek John Stapley, Royal Navy, the lot also includes cap badge, buttons, training records, photographs, newspaper cuttings, gold cufflinks, silver cigarette case and a significant archive of letters to and from home, mainly covering the far east theatre, including a letter home written on 15th August 1945, VJ Day, from HMS Glory. A lot worthy of full inspection.
*Derek John Stapley was born on November 1926 and joined the Royal Navy in 1944 as a Cadet and Midshipman, passing out as an Officer in 1948. Records indicate that he served aboard a number of ships including HMS Venerable and HMS Amethyst. However, most notably he was aboard HMS Glory, a Colossus Class Aircraft Carrier on 3rd September 1945 when Lt/General Vernon Sturdee accepted the regional Japanese surrender from Lt/General Hitoshi Imamura.
Estimate:  £200 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £210
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