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A Great War Royal Navy 1914-15 Trio awarded to Fleet Paymaster James Henry Griffiths RN

Comprising 1914-15 Star, (Fl. Payr, J.H. Griffiths, R.N.). James Henry Griffiths Assistant Clerk 15th of July 1890, Clerk 15th of July 1891, Assistant Paymaster 16th of January 1895, Served H.M.S. Retribution 1895. Qualified German Interpreter October 1907. £160

A WW2 Group of 4 attributed to Gunner ECJ Franklin, 52nd Heavy Regiment RA

Comprising, 1939-45 Star, France & Germany Star, 1939-45 Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal, all unnamed as issued,  very fine. Sold with named Box of Issue and copy Royal Artillery Tracer Card Entry. Worthy of further research. £60

Ashantee Medal 1873-74, no clasp, awarded to Serjeant James Gardner, Army Hospital Corps, (1558 Serjt. J. Gardner, A.H.C.1873-4.)

Very fine. Sold with copy Medal Roll. £350

A B.E.F. 1914 Star Trio awarded to Private Frederick Sharp, & D.S.C. and 44th Company Army Service Corps

Comprising 1914 Star, (MS-3835 Pte. F. Sharp. A.S.C.), 1914-1920 British War and Victory Medals, (MS-3835 Pte. F. Sharp. A.S.C.), contemporarily mounted for wear, toned very fine. Frederick Sharp was Born in Swan Bottom, Wendover, Bucks in c. 1886, he was a Motor Lorry Drive by trade.  He attested for a Short Service (One Year With the Colours) on the 4th of September 1914, he landed in France on the 5th of October 1914, barley one month later.  He was Tried by Courts Martial for making himself unavailable for duty In the Field,  9th of October 1916 – forfeit 4 days Pay.  He was discharged from the Army on the 19th of April 1919.  A very long “One-Year With The Colours”!! £130