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Miscellaneous 604


Bushbury (Staffordshire) Peace Medal 1919, a superb die struck medallion, the obverse with central coinage head of George V, inscribed around the circumference with the names of the various British allies, animals of the colonies and ‘To commemorate the victorious peace 1919’, the reverse inscribed ‘In proud & affectionate rememberance, he gave his life for his country, presented by the people of Bushbury’, central shield engraved ‘1st Class Stoker G. Reynolds R.N. Drowned 5th June 1916 Age 26’, 76mm., silver, contained in a contemporary hinged display case, this with broken catch and rather scuffed, otherwise extremely fine and rare


£300-£400


George Reynolds was born at Christ Church, Staffordshire, on 13 December 1889, and was a Police Constable before joining the Royal Navy as a Stoker on 12 July 1913. He joined H.M.S. Hampshire as a Stoker 2nd Class on 27 January 1914, being advanced to Stoker 1st Class on 1 May 1914. He was lost when H.M.S. Hampshire, conveying Field Marshal Lord Kitchener on a diplomatic mission to Russia, struck a German-mine off the Orkneys on 5 June 1916 and sank within 15 minutes with the loss of 737 lives. There were only 12 survivors. He was aged 26, the son of John G. Reynolds, of Ford House Road, Bushbury, near Wolverhampton. Sold with copied research.


605


Specimen Medal: Edward Medal (Mines), E.VII.R., silver, edge plain, planchet only, in fitted leather case, virtually Mint state


£300-£400 606


Specimen Medal: Edward Medal (Industry), G.V.R., 1st type obverse, 2nd type reverse, silver, edge inscribed ‘Specimen For Edward Medal Fund Trustees’, planchet only, extremely fine


£300-£400 x607


Specimen Medals: China 1857-60, 2 clasps, Canton 1857, Taku Forts 1860, edge impressed ‘SPECIMEN’; New Zealand 1845-66, reverse dated 1861 to 1866, edge stamped ‘SPECIMEN’ but also with original officially impressed naming ‘J. Davis? 1st Waikato Regt’ obliterated with Xs, good very fine (2)


£80-£120 x608 609


Specimen Medal: Ashantee 1873-74, 5 clasps, Coomassie, Witu 1890, Lake Nyassa 1893, Benin 1897, Sierra Leone 1898-99, edge impressed ‘SPECIMEN’, good very fine


£80-£120


Specimen Medal: Naval Engineer’s Good Conduct Medal 1842-46, 1875 restrike, unnamed specimen, planchet only, extremely fine


£200-£240 610 Second Award Bar for the Distinguished Service Order, extremely fine www.dnw.co.uk all lots are illustrated on our website and are subject to buyers’ premium at 24% (+VAT where applicable) £100-£140


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