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MM and QSA combinations 2 years 11 months ago #77699

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Hi, I was going through some upcoming Auctions and thought I would share this group with the Forum

Source: Stroud Auctions 4/5 August 2021

British Army WW1 Gloucestershire Regiment Military medal group of five awarded to 2628 Cpl F W Robbins, comprising Military Medal, Queen's South Africa Medal 1899 with clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State and South Africa 1902 (Pte), 1914 'Mons' Star with clasp for 5th August - 22nd November 1914 (Pte), War Medal, Victory Medal and copy records and paperwork. Cpl Robbins from Cheltenham served with the 1st Battalion and saw service in St Helena, South Africa, India, the Home Front and Western front. He was one of seven brothers who served in WW1 which he survived.
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MM and QSA combinations 2 years 11 months ago #77701

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the group to Robbin's is also accompanied by a copy of an article listing him and his six brothers that all served in WW I.


Source: Stroud Auctions 4/5 August 2021

Perhaps a project for someone to look out for the brothers medals especially as three of them had ABW service as well
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The group to Cpl F Robbins sold for a hammer price of £850. Totals (inc VAT on the commission for the UK only): £1,034. R20,100. Au$1,890. Can$1,750. US$1,390
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MM and QSA combinations 2 years 9 months ago #79142

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We last saw the medals to Sgt J C Randall, RE two years ago when they appeared as a pair; MM and QSA. They sold for a hammer price of £360.

An expanded group appears in the next DNW auction:


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MM GV (27935 Sjt: J. C. Randall. R.E.);
QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Diamond Hill (548 Pt. J. C. Randall. C.I.V.) with replacement retaining rod
[ KSA (2) ]
1914-15 [sic] Star (27935 Pte. J. C. Randall. R.E.);
British War and Victory Medals (27935 Sjt. J. C. Randall R.E.)
the Great War campaign medals all modern copies

MM London Gazette 29 March 1919.

John Charles Randall was born in Upper Holloway, London on 20 January 1875. A Post Office sorter, he enlisted into the 24th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers on 23 January 1895 and served as one of their 7 man detachment in South Africa during the Boer War in the Infantry Battalion of the City Imperial Volunteers. He further served in the South African War with the Army Post Office Corps, additionally qualifying for the King’s South Africa Medal with clasps for 1901 and 1902.

Following the outbreak of the Great War, Randall served as a Sapper with the Postal Section, Royal Engineers, on the Western Front from 26 September 1914 (entitled to a 1914 Star without clasp, not the 1914-15 Star, with his rank shown as ‘Spr.’, not ‘Pte.’). Advanced to Sergeant, for his gallantry he was awarded the Military Medal.

He died in Worthing, Sussex in 1954.
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MM and QSA combinations 2 years 8 months ago #79414

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Described as:

Military Medal Group of Five - Military Medal (Geo V) 103177 Sjt. A. Powell 32/D.S. Coy. R.E. (L.G. 17/09/1917, Worcester Man)
Queens South Africa Medal four clasps [CC, Tr, Witt, SA01] - 3163 Sjt. A. Powell Worc. R. (Accidentally Injured, Commando Nek, Lightening Strike,19/11/1900)
1914/15 Star 103177 Cpl. A. Powell R.E., British War & Victory Medals 103177 Sjt. A. Powell R.E.

He served 11 years 10 days with the Worcestershire Regiment and after discharge became a Linesman with the G.P.O.
living with his wife and children at 17 Carden Street, Worcester. On 30th July 1915 he volunteered or was recalled for duty in WW1
and arrived in France on 20th November 1915. He was awarded the M.M. whilst serving with the Signal Company of the 32nd Division.
Demobilised 11th March 1919.

With copy of his Worcestershire Regiment & Royal Engineers Attestation Papers, Q.S.A. Medal Roll, M.I.C. M.M. Card, L.G. Details
and photocopy of "The Times" casualty roll 1900.

Starting price £725. No bids so far.
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David Thanks for the notice...... Can you please provide item number as I have been looking for the listing and cannot find it......

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