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Campaign Groups and Pairs 346


Five: Colour Sergeant A. J. Winser, Welsh Guards, a recipient of the rare E.II.R, 1st type Meritorious Service Medal


Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Coronation 1953, unnamed as issued; Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 1st issue, Regular Army, with Additional Award Bar (5615274 Cpl. A. J. Winser, W. G.); Meritorious Service Medal, E.II.R., 1st issue (5615274 Sgt. A. J. Winser. W.G.) mounted court-style as worn, nearly extremely fine, the last rare (5)


£600-£800 Only 125 Meritorious Service Medals, E.II.R., 1st issue awarded 1953-55.


Albert John Winser was born at Newton Abbot, Devon, on 10 June 1907. He first enlisted into the 5th Battalion the Devonshire Regiment, being allocated service number 5615274, not part of the Welsh Guards block, and transferred into the Welsh Guards in July 1928, remaining with the regiment for thirty nine years before finally retiring with an exemplary record in 1967.


Despite having over 39 years’ service with the Welsh Guards he did not see service overseas, stationed throughout the Second World War in the United Kingdom, and serving with the Training Battalion and No. 7 Company (Regimental Headquarters). He was awarded the Coronation Medal as a Sergeant, and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal per Army Order 28 in February 1955. He retired in 1967, his testimonial on retirement reading: ‘Most of his 39 years service, except during the War, he had been in charge of horses; for the last 14 years he has been in sole charge Of the Household Brigade Saddle Club Hunting Stables with up to thirty horses in his charge. He is one of the most experienced grooms in the Country. He is an expert judge and has considerable veterinary knowledge. He inspires devotion in those who work under him and is popular everywhere. He has been in a position of great responsibility and trust and has shown himself to be completely reliable honest and sober. He is a tireless worker who will be a great asset to any employer.’ He died on 8 November 1983.


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Three: Warrant Officer Class II B. T. Banyard, Hampshire Regiment, attached 12th Battalion, Nigeria Regiment, Royal West Africa Frontier Force, who died on 16 November 1943


Defence and War Medals 1939-45, with named Army Council enclosure, in card box of issue addressed to ‘Mrs. S. Banyard, 66 Windmill Road, Aldersot, Hants.’; Efficiency Medal, G.VI.R., 2nd issue, Territorial (5488310. W.O. Cl.2. B. T. Banyard. R. Hamps.) in named card box of issue, extremely fine (3)


£80-£120


Brainyard Thomas Banyard served during the Second World War with the 24th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, and died in India on 16 November 1943, whilst attached to the 12th Battalion, Nigeria Regiment, Royal West Africa Frontier Force. He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery, India.


The recipient’s Second War campaign medals were sent to his widow Sarah Banyard, of Aldershot, Hampshire.


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Three: Staff Sergeant G. R. Watson, Royal Military Police Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 2nd issue, Regular Army (816634 Sjt. G. R. Watson. R. M.P.) mounted as originally worn, with (3) B.A.O.R. R.M.P. Cricket Prize Medals, all named to recipient and dated between 1953-1955, number officially corrected on L.S. & G.C., generally nearly very fine or better


Three: Warrant Officer Class 1 P. F. Jackson, Royal Military Police Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 2nd issue, Regular Army (3445932 W.O. Cl. 1. P. F. Jackson. R.M.P.) very fine (6)


£40-£50


George Richard Watson was born in July 1911, and was a miner by profession. He joined the Army at Sheffield in December 1931, and advanced to Staff Sergeant, Royal Military Police in August 1952. In later life resided in Barnsley, and was employed by Barnsley Post Office.


Sold with the following original documents relating to G. R. Watson: Soldier’s Record and Pay Book ; (3) photographs with recipient in uniform and various letters relating to payment, accounts and sporting activities.


P. F. Jackson died ‘on 21st November, 1961. He had one of the most likeable personalities I have ever known - always full of enthusiasm and good humour, and always ready to give a helping hand. He joined the Lancashire Fusiliers on 9th February, 1932, and served with them until transferring to the Corps early in 1940 where he stayed until he finished his service in 1959. He served in 2 Division R.M.P., the 14th Army in Burma [entitled to Burma Star], the Polish Resettlement Company R.M.P., 107 Independent Infantry Brigade Provost Unit T.A., 11 Armoured Division Provost Company, 103 Divisional Provost Company and finally with H.Q. A.E.R./R. M.P. Depot.’ (Obituary included with lot refers).


Sold with copied research and photographic images relating to P. F. Jackson. www.dnw.co.uk all lots are illustrated on our website and are subject to buyers’ premium at 24% (+VAT where applicable)


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