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1915 Star Trio to Glendinning 9th HLI Glasgow Highlanders DOW 1918.

A poignant 1914/15 star trio correctly named to William Glendinning of the 9th battalion Highland Light Infantry, the Glasgow Highlanders.
It comprises of the 1914/15 star impressed to 3634 Pte W. Glendinning. High. L. I. the British war and Victory medal impressed to 3634 Cpl. W. Glendinning. H.L.I.
William Glendinning was born in Glasgow around 1896. He enlisted into the HLI probably in the latter months of 1914 and landed in France on 28th June 1915 with the 5th Brigade, 2nd Division.
The 9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry was a unit of the Territorial Force with its HQ at 81 Greendyke Street, Glasgow. It was made up of Companies A to H. They were part of HLI Brigade, Lowland Division when war broke out in Augsut 1914. They were at once mobilised and moved to Dunfermline in a defensive role. On the 5th of November the left the Division and proceeded to France, joining 5th Brigade, 2nd Division on the 23rd. They took part in the Winter Operations 1914-15 and in 1915 saw action at The Battle of Festubert and The Battle of Loos. On the 30th of January 1916 they left the Division and became GHQ Troops. On the 29th of May they joined 100th Brigade, 33rd Division. They were in action in the Battles of the Somme and saw some of the worst fighting. In 1917 they took part in the Arras Offensive, The actions on the Hindenburg Line, the Operations on the Flanders coast and the Third Battles of Ypres. In 1918 they were in action in the Battles of the Lys, the Battles of the Hindenburg Line and the Final Advance in Picardy, although it was at one of the battle for the Hindenburg line in which now Acting Serjeant William Glendinning was severely wounded and was probably sent to either the 3rd Canadian or 18th Casualty Clearing Station at Ytres. William died on the 13th October 1918 at the age of 24 years old. He is now remembered with honour at the Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France.
He was the son of James and Marion Glendinning, of 105, Pollock Buildings, Corkerhill, Cardonald, Glasgow.
All three medals are in very good untouched condition and come with various copied research, medal index card and CWGC certificate etc.
A fine trio to a brave young man, who battled through the Somme, Arras and Lys, to lose his life just a month before the armistice.
This man is worthy of a lot more research his service history can only be extremely interesting and he deserves the trials and ordeals he faced to be brought to light.

Code: 26070Price: 165.00 GBP


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Interesting WW1 Medals to 2 Bros, Bassnett from Liverpool. Both KIA

A very interesting and sad family split trio to two brothers who both died during the great war. the first is a 1914/15 star and BWM correctly named to 18952 Private Frederick Bassnett of the 1st battalion the Kings Liverpool Regiment. Frederick was born 1884 in Liverpool and before the war was married to Emma and had three children. He enlisted into the Kings in 1914 and arrived on French soil with the BEF on 16th March 1915. The 1st battalion The Kings formed part of the 6th Brigade, 2nd division. win early May 1915, the battalion were making their way to the Richebourg area, not far from Neuve-Chapelle. Here they were involved in the battle of Festubert. The battalion suffered heavy casualties from the outset, 15th May. First off they lost many men just on working parties. On 16th made an attack on enemy trenches and a rain of shells, rifle and machine gun fire fell upon them, the attack fail with heavy loss. They did the same on the next day, this time with success, although the resistance was just as heavy, they managed to take the German first line trench, and they met with numerous white flags. On the 17th they were now to attack the German second line trench, accompanied by the 2nd Stafford’s. They were to take the trench and protect the right flank for the rest of the brigade, who were following on the right side. To form a Pincer movement, although costly in terms of casualties, it was initially successful and achieved their first objectives to establish a northern and a southern lodgement. The Battle continued for the next 2 days with the plan to exploit these two lodgements and take the ground between them, and link the two assault forces. An advance of about 2miles was made but by 25th May, the Germans had withdrawn and established a new line about a mile eastward and the stalemate in the area was re-established. It was somewhere in the early stages of this battle that Frederick was killed or mortally wounded, his body was never recovered and had no known grave; he sadly lost his life on 19th May 1915. He is now remembered with honour at the Le Touret Memorial France.
The next is a British war and victory medal correctly named to 14895 Private Thomas W Bassnett of the 8th Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
The 8th battalion were first form in Pontefract in September 1914 the third phase of Kitchener’s new armies and came under command of 70th Brigade in 23rd Division. They landed in France August 1915, however, Thomas was probably didn’t join the battalion until late 1915 or the early months of 1916. Thomas’s first main action would have been on the Somme, he was in action at the Battle of Albert including the capture of Contalmaison,
was a tactical incident of the Battle of Albert. Contalmaison is a commune in the Somme department in Picardy in northern France. The village is 4 miles north-east of Albert and north-west of Mametz Wood and south of Pozières, at the junction of several roads, on the crest of a hill with a good view in all directions and the seventh largest village on the Somme. Military operations in the area began when the German XIV Reserve Corps advanced down the Bapaume–Albert road and Contalmaison was captured at noon on 28 September.
In 1916, the village was between the German first and second positions, each having three trenches about 200 yds apart, behind deep fields of barbed wire. The village was ringed by a dense network of trenches and barbed-wire obstacles, with a commanding view of the vicinity. On the first day of the Somme battle (1st July) this area was attacked by a section of the 34 division but was forced back with very heavy casualties, the second attempt to take this area was on the next day with fresh troops of which the 8th KOYLI was just one battalion, the onslaught lasted until the 10th July when the British were able to close up to the German second position, ready for the Battle of Bazentin Ridge on the 14th July. Thomas was died in this attack and was sadly killed on 5th July 1916, aged 22 years.
He is now remembered with honour at the Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’abbe.
Frederick and Thomas now lay just a few miles from each other, either side of the town of Bethune on the road from Amiens to Cambrai.
All three medals are in very god original condition and come on replacement ribbons. The medals comes with a file of research on both of the brothers including part of the war diary for the 1st Kings regiment.

Code: 26069Price: 125.00 GBP


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QEII General Service Medal with Cyprus Bar to Browitt.

A good Queen Elizabeth II general Service medal with Cyprus bar correctly named to; 23347619 Gunner N. Browitt. Royal Artillery.
This medal is in lovely clean condition and it comes on its original ribbon.

Code: 26068Price: 70.00 GBP


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Late Victorian Slade Wallis Belt & Bayonet Fog.
A pre 1908 Slade Wallis type white leather belt with white metal fittings and snake clasp. It comes with its original bayonet frog for the Lee Metford bayonet. All in very good used condition. it will fit up to a 40 inch waist.

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Vintage British S80 Bayonet with Utility Scabbard.

A good Vintage S80 Bayonet with Special Utility type scabbard, issued to Para troops etc. it is designed to fit over the muzzle of one of the S80 assault rifle. This one is in excellent condition and the scabbard comes with the standard wire cutter end, fold out knife and sharpening edge. All in almost unused condition. It measures shipping to UK mainland only.

Code: 26066Price: 55.00 GBP


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George VI Territorial Efficiency Medal to Warfing RAPC

A wonderful untouched example of the King George VI Territorial Efficiency Medal, with Territorial Bar; correctly named to 4615624 Private S Warfing of the Royal Army Pay Corps. Well someone had to do it.
This medal comes in excellent original condition and suspended on its original ribbon.

Code: 26065Price: 55.00 GBP


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US Korean War M5A1 Garand Bayonet

US M5A1 Garand bayonet was designed to fit the US M1 Garand Infantry Rifles used during the Korean War. It is believed this type Garand bayonet - with large push-button - was designed and adopted to be used with large gloves for the colder Korean climate.
Blade is unmarked, but underneath the cross-guard is ‘U.S. M5A1, Milpar Cold’. It has Black plastic grips, and a good steel Parkerized blade. The scabbard is olive-drab fiberglass body with steel throat and drag. Throat is stamped USM8A1.
It is in very good condition with no rust to the blade or any of the steel parts. The scabbard is in very good condition as well, no cracking to the scabbards and the webbing part is in very good order. It measures
shipping to UK mainland only

Code: 26064Price: 55.00 GBP


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Victorian Royal Canadian Regiment Colonial Helmet Plate.

A lovely solid brass plate worn on the white colonial spiked helmet. It is in very good original used condition. It shows very little wear just a few light marks on the surface, the back is heavily patinated.

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WW1 Era Minesweepers Sleeve Badge.

The large white metal sleeve badge for the Mine Clearance Service. it comes in original used condition showing a little wear to the surface, both lugs intact. A nice example.

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Superb Late 19thC Solid Bronze Guarding Knight Figure

This excellent solid bronze knight figure from the late 19th century is modelled in the 17th century style, he carries a sword and halberd, he is mounted on a turned oak wood base and has been very well modelled, solid metal and very heavy he comes in super condition and stands just under 12 inches high. He weighs just over 2 kilos so will have to go by courier priced at £8.95

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