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Cherished number plate a personilised number plate for immediate transfer to any vehicle plate number is 8730 VC (Victoria Cross)
an excellent plate number for any serious medal collector with the initial VC for Victoria Cross the Premier award of Gallantry for all ranks.

Code: 52007Price: 1500.00 GBP


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An Excavated Piece of Horse Harness belonging to Captain F. O. Grenfell, V.C., the metal clasp engraved ‘Capt. F. O. Grenfell 9th Lancers. Tidworth.’, with small piece of the original leather harness
mounted for display purposes along with a cigarette card of the recipient and a depiction of the action for which he was awarded the V.C., in relic condition but attractively presented

V.C. London Gazette 13 November 1914:
‘For gallantry in action against unbroken infantry at Andregnies [sic], Belgium, on 24 August 1914, and for gallant conduct in assisting to save the guns of the 119th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, near Doubon the same day.’

Francis Octavus Grenfell was born in Guildford, Surrey, on 4 September 1880, into a military family; he was the nephew of Field Marshal the Lord Grenfell, and the maternal grandson of Admiral John Grenfell. Educated at Eton, he was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the 3rd (Militia) Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders, on 1 September 1899, and was promoted Lieutenant on 12 March 1901. He transferred to the King’s Royal Rifle Corps on 4 May 1901, and served with them in South Africa during the Boer War, before going to India with the 2nd Battalion. Whilst in India he transferred to the 9th Lancers in May 1905, and was promoted Captain and Adjutant on 1 November 1912.

Following the outbreak of the Great War he embarked for France, along with his twin brother who was attached to the 9th Lancers, on 15 August 1914. On the 24 August 1914 he was in action at Elouges and Audregnies, Belgium. Following the successful withdrawal of the 2nd Army Corps, British Expeditionary Force, before the overwhelming German attack the day before along the line of the Mons-Condé Canal, the flank guard, consisting of the 1st Battalion the Cheshire Regiment and the 1st Battalion the Norfolk Regiment, supported by artillery and cavalry, now came under sustained enemy attack at Elouges. The Battle began at noon, and it soon became clear that the sheer weight of German infantry would eventually lead to the capture of its guns. Although all the battery’s horses were dead, the Battery Commander of one of the Artillery units, Major E. W. Alexander, managed to save the guns with the help of his few surviving men and cavalry volunteers led by Captain Grenfell. This enabled the 5th Division to retire without serious loss.
Later that afternoon, at Audregnies, two miles south-west of Elouges, Grenfell rode with the Regiment in a charge against a large body of German infantry. There were heavy casualties and the captain was left as the senior officer. He was rallying part of the regiment behind a railway embankment when he was twice hit in the hand and thigh and seriously wounded. For his gallantry at both Elouges and Audregnies Grenfell was awarded the Victoria Cross, one of the very first to be awarded during the Great War.

Grenfell remained with the 9th Lancers in Belgium, and was again wounded at Messines in October 1914. Invalided home, he was presented with his Victoria Cross by H.M. King George V at Buckingham Palace on 21 February 1915, before returning to the Western Front on 17 April 1915. He was killed in action at Hooge, Belgium, during the Second Battle of Ypres on 24 May 1915, and is buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium. His twin brother, Captain Riversdale Grenfell, had been killed in action serving with the 9th Lancers at Mons on 14 September 1914.

Grenfell’s Victoria Cross and other medals are on display in the Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derbyshire

Code: 52004Price: 475.00 GBP


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2nd WW group of 5 medals consisting of 1939-45 Star/Africa Star 1st Army bar/Italy Star/Defence Medal/War Medal all mounted on bar for wear.
with 2 cloth chevrons and sleeve badge together with Soldiers Service and Pay Book to 7616660 Stanley Wallace Wall a French polisher by trade who enlisted on the 9th November 1939 with the ACE service group 19c RAOC with black and white photograph of Wall in service book confirms award of Africa Star 30/12 1943 and clasp issued on the 21/9/1944 lived in Maida Vale London last address Swansea.
With colour chalk drawing of Wall with 27 page hand written diary of his experiences during the war written on A4 lined paper held together with fold back pins.
Title "This is the End" Milan Transit Camp served with the 19 Vehicle Park 38 Vehicle company RAOC tells story of storms he went through on his way to Gibraltar travelled through minefields and a ring of subs attacked by German planes on route hit by an explosion and ships alongside were sinking as was his ship and many men in the water.
Bombs were dropping all over the place torpedoes were being dropped on his ship by attacking enemy aircraft 4-5 ships were lost in the attack the first taste of war with many men being lost Flarres were being dropped on the convoy which lit up like Blackpool the next day Spitfires arrived 12 of them and headed towards Italy.
Later that night his ship was hit by a torpedo hitting No 1 hold the other two torpedoes missing the sub was spotted sinking into the water the gunners were hitting it with everything and the sub sinks.
The ship was heading for Bougie where the trucks were unloaded for a Convoy to Algiers a 4480 mile journey then onto El-Kroub German planes above heard on the journey no lights and sheer drops either side of the road then onto Constantine then attached to REME alongside camp some 20 tanks just drawn out from the fighting line.
Then onto Le-Kef high in the mountains then move to Teboursouk 30 miles from the front line high ranking officer advises them the plan is for a final attack and break through to Tunis
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June 7th 1944 enter Rome after the breakthrough at Cassino news comes through that Panterelli has fallen later on orders are given to move to Blida various movements delivering supplies news comes through that Italy are out of the War.
Later on boarded Landing Craft Troop ship move of to Naples a few more general pages of movements that then ends his diary of events together with printed poem The "D" Day Dodgers.
Fascinating group with his original hand written notes in the form of a diary of his time at war.
Condition NEF

Code: 52002Price: 200.00 GBP


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Excellent solid silver vespa case hallmarked in 3 places complete with flip down front showing picture of a nurse in uniform within a silver rim.
Three hallmarks on case Anchor/Lion/P backwards and anchor and P backwards twice on flip lid and opening front which shows picture of a nurse.
Complete with metal striker for match on top of case with ring and loop attachment in excellent condition a superb piece for the nursing collector

Code: 52001Price: 200.00 GBP


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Framed and Glazed picture of Edward V11 with his signature Albert Edward 1886
in black ink measures 18"14" early signature of Edward V11

Code: 52003Price:


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NSKK MotorBrigade Nordsee plaque
with Galleon ship in middle eagle and swastika with NSKK above plaque mounted on wooden plaque ready to hang condition GVF

Code: 52009Price: 175.00 GBP


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1939 1st Class bar to the Iron Cross 1st Class
maker stamped to reverse L/22 with correct lat pin to reverse.
Condition NEF

Code: 52032Price: 175.00 GBP


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German DJRA(German Cyclists)Society Youth Badge
in Silver 3rd Type Maker stamped on reverse Lemann&Wundenberg Hannover complete with pin.
Rare badge in NEF condition

Code: 52006Price: 150.00 GBP


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QSA no clasp
to 674 Pte T.Young Uitenhage Town Guard Condition NEF nicely toned

Code: 52008Price: 125.00 GBP


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A Selection 9 pieces in total of American Civil war Relics
excavated from Battle fields and Campsites and housed in a Ryker case rare American civil war items.

Code: 52015Price: 125.00 GBP

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