MEDALS, PLAQUES & ARTEFACTS RELEVANT TO FIRST DAY OF THE SOMME

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW 'SPECIAL 1st DAY, BATTLE OF THE SOMME SECTION. THIS WILL CONTAIN MEDALS, PLAQUES & OTHER ITEMS WITH PARTICULAR RELEVANCE TO THIS WORLD CHANGING BATTLE.
£FIRST DAY OF THE SOMME. 07:30am 1st JULY 1916

WELCOME TO OUR NEW 'SPECIAL' 1st DAY, BATTLE OF THE SOMME SECTION. THIS WILL CONTAIN MEDALS, PLAQUES & OTHER ITEMS WITH PARTICULAR RELEVANCE TO THIS WORLD CHANGING BATTLE. PERHAPS NEVER BEFORE IN HUMAN HISTORY HAS THERE BEEN A BETTER KNOWN & MORE ACCURATE 'TIME' OF A BATTLE'S START THAN 07:30 IN THE BRIGHT EARLY MORNING SUNSHINE OF SATURDAY 1st JULY 1916. WHEN THE CLOCK HANDS REACHED THAT MOMENT , THE HISTORY OF THE MODERN WORLD CHANGED FOR EVER. THESE PAGES ARE A TRIBUTE TO THE BRAVERY & THE SACRIFICES MADE BY THE MEN OF THE 1st JULY 1916.

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A RARE & HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT SELECTION OF DEATH PLAQUES...ALL FIRST DAY OF THE SOMME. 1st JULY 1916 (All Unique Names bar one.) Some important items.
£FROM 295 EACH

A RARE & HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT SELECTION OF DEATH PLAQUES...ALL FIRST DAY OF THE SOMME. 1st JULY 1916 CASUALTIES. (All Unique Names bar one ).Some important items.

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A HIGHLY DESIRABLE "1st Day of The Somme" 1914-15 Star "MANCHESTER PALS" Casualty Trio.19390. Pte. J. GERAGHTY. (6th City Pals) 21/Bn MANCHESTER REGT / "D" Coy / 15th Plt. KILLED IN ACTION 1st JULY 1916. MAMETZ .
£1450

A HIGHLY DESIRABLE "1st Day of The Somme" 1914-15 Star "MANCHESTER PALS" Casualty Trio. To: 19390. Pte. J. GERAGHTY. (6th City Pals) 21st Bn MANCHESTER REGT / "D" Coy / 15th Plt. KILLED IN ACTION 1st JULY 1916 at MAMETZ .

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A GREATLY DESIRABLE "1st Day, Battle of The Somme" (HEIDENKOPF REDOUBT) "Quadrilateral" 1st July 1916 Casualty 1914-15 Trio To: 305796. Pte Albert Thompson 1/8th ROYAL WARWICKS REGT. From Aston,Birmingham.
£1550

A GREATLY DESIRABLE "1st Day, Battle of The Somme (HEIDENKOPF REDOUBT) "Quadrilateral" 1st July 1916 Casualty 1914-15 Trio To: 305796. Pte Albert Thompson 1/8th ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGT. From Aston,Birmingham.

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A GREATLY DESIRABLE "1st Day, Battle of The Somme" (Beamont Hamel) 1st July 1916 Casualty.1914-15 Trio & Plaque.To:18629.Pte JOHN WILLIAM HIGGINSON. 1st Bn EAST LANCASHIRE REGT. From Clayton-le-Moors.
£1750

A GREATLY DESIRABLE "1st Day, Battle of The Somme" (Beamont Hamel) 1st July 1916 Casualty.1914-15 Trio & Plaque.To:18629.Pte JOHN WILLIAM HIGGINSON. 1st Bn EAST LANCASHIRE REGT.

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A RARE & DESIRABLE "1st DAY of THE SOMME" (Beaumont Hamel) MILITARY MEDAL & 1914 Star & Bar Trio: To: 6583. Pte (Bandsman) E.J. BRIGHTMORE 1st Bn EAST LANCASHIRE Regt. "for "gallant conduct on 1 July 1916"
£2995

A RARE & DESIRABLE "1st DAY of THE SOMME" (Beaumont Hamel) MILITARY MEDAL & 1914 Star & Bar Trio: To: 6583. Pte (Bandsman) E.J. BRIGHTMORE 1st Bn EAST LANCASHIRE Regt. "for "gallant conduct on 1 July 1916"

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A SERIOUSLY RARE, & TOTALLY COMPLETE "1st DAY of THE SOMME" OFFICER'S CASUALTY GROUP. Pair, Plaque & Scroll. To: 2/Lt D J Darley,11th (Cambridge) Bn, Suffolks. Killed in Action, La Boisselle, 1st July 1916
£3995 With Part Exchanges Welcome

A SERIOUSLY RARE, SUPERB & TOTALLY COMPLETE "1st DAY of THE SOMME" OFFICER'S CASUALTY GROUP. Pair, Plaque & Scroll,To: 2nd Lt Desmond John Darley,11th (Cambridge) Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment. Killed in Action, La Boisselle, 1st July 1916

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AN EXCITING 1st JULY 1916 "FIRST DAY OF THE SOMME" Military Medal & 1914-1915 Trio. To: 1921 Sgt E. H. Blanthorn.1/1st South Midland Field Ambulance, R.A.M.C. (Seriously wounded 2nd July losing his right eye due to a shell burst.)
£1550

AN EXCITING 1st JULY 1916 "FIRST DAY OF THE SOMME" Military Medal & 1914-1915 Trio. To: 1921 Sgt Edward H.Blanthorn. 1/1st South Midland Field Ambulance, R.A.M.C. (Seriously wounded 2nd July losing his right eye due to a shell burst.)

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AN EXTREMELY RARE "FIRST DAY OF THE SOMME" (CASUALTY) 1914-15 TRIO. To: 15359 L/Cpl T J Cochrane, 11th Border Regiment (The Lonsdale Pals) KILLED IN ACTION 1st JULY 1916 at THIEPVAL.
£1550 (SOLD) ...Going Home to Cumbria !

AN EXTREMELY RARE "FIRST DAY OF THE SOMME" "LONSDALE PALS" (CASUALTY) 1914-15 TRIO. KILLED IN ACTION 1st JULY 1916 at THIEPVAL. To: 15359 L/Cpl T J Cochrane, 11th Bn Border Regiment.

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A Single MILITARY MEDAL (1st Day of The Somme ) To: 17180 L/Cpl Arthur J Hill. 9th York & Lancs Regt. Wounded 1st July 1916 & Fatally Wounded on 8th March 1917. DIED OF WOUNDS on 15th March 1917. Buried Sheffield.
£1550

A Single MILITARY MEDAL (1st Day of The Somme ) To: 17180 L/Cpl Arthur J Hill. 9th York & Lancs Regt. Wounded 1st July 1916 & Fatally Wounded on 8th March 1917. DIED of wounds on 15th March 1917. Buried Sheffield.

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AN UNUSUAL 1st DAY of THE SOMME 1914-15 CASUALTY TRIO. To: 3801 Rfmn E.R. HODNETT 1st/9th LONDON Regt (QUEEN VICTORIA'S RIFLES). Died of Wounds / Killed in Action 1st July. No known grave.
£1250

AN UNUSUAL 1st DAY of THE SOMME 1914-1915 CASUALTY TRIO. To: 3801 Rfmn E.R. HODNETT 1st/9th LONDON Rgt (QUEEN VICTORIA'S RIFLES). Died of Wounds or Killed in Action 1st July 1916. No known grave.

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AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT 1st DAY of THE SOMME, 1914-15 CASUALTY TRIO. To: 18701 Pte. ERNEST RIDGEWAY. 2nd Bn DEVONSHIRE Regt. KILLED-in-ACTION Saturday 1st JULY 1916.
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AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT 1st DAY of THE SOMME, 1914-15 CASUALTY TRIO. To: 18701 Pte. ERNEST RIDGEWAY. 2nd Bn DEVONSHIRE Regt. KILLED-in-ACTION Saturday 1st JULY 1916.

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A SUPERB & UNIQUE 1st DAY of THE SOMME "Gommecourt' 2/LONDON REGt, MILITARY MEDAL, & Pair with MERCANTILE MARINE MEDAL, WW2 Service & CdeG (France) Group of 9, To: 4989 L.Cpl A.R.BOYNE. 2/LOND:R.-T.F.
£3250 ( SOLD )

A SUPERB & UNIQUE COMBINATION 1st DAY of THE SOMME "Gommecourt'1/2nd LONDON REGt, MILITARY MEDAL, & Pair with Mercantile Marine Medal,WW2 Service & CdeG (France). Group of Nine, 4989 L.Cpl A.R.BOYNE. 2/LOND:R.-T.F.

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A SUPERB 1st DAY, BATTLE OF THE SOMME, MILITARY CROSS. For Conspicuous Gallantry at MAMETZ. 1st July 1916. To: Private - 2/Lt Robert S.Richardson. Middlesex Regt, Scottish Rifles & 91st Machine Gun Coy. The Machine Gun Corps.
£3995

A MAGNIFICENT 1st DAY OF THE BATTLE of THE SOMME, MILITARY CROSS. For Conspicuous Gallantry at MAMETZ on 1st July 1916To: 2/Lt Robert S.Richardson. 91st Machine Gun Co. Machine Gun Corps. "For conspicuous gallantry, though twice buried by shell fire, he succeeded in rescuing five of his men, and bringing his gun into action in a captured enemy position, he was under heavy shell fire the whole time, later he did fine work clearing the position" He fought with great distinction at The Battle of The Somme, where at MAMETZ on 1st July 1916, he won a Military Cross. A report reads "when the one gun he was able to get through saved the situation in his special part of the attack" He further took part in the attack on HIGH WOOD later in July 1916. On 31st August 1916 he was fatally wounded by a shell before GINCHY while assisting to bandage a wounded man outside the trenches. He was taken to No.21 casualty clearing station and died of his wounds the next day,1st September 1916. He was 23. He is buried in La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie. He was posthumously promoted to Lt on September 16th 1916 (London Gazette)

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A MAGNIFICENT, HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT & COMPLETE "1st DAY of THE SOMME" 'RUSSELL FAMILY' CASUALTY ASSEMBLY. 1/7th NOTTS & DERBY, 2/4th WEST RIDINGs, Plaques, Scrolls, Papers, Photos,An Amazing Lot.
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A MAGNIFICENT, HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT & COMPLETE "1st DAY of THE SOMME" 'RUSSELL FAMILY' CASUALTY ASSEMBLY. To: 1/7th NOTTS & DERBY, & 2/4th WEST RIDING Rgts. The Two Russell Brothers were both casualties. Ernest Edward Russell Died of Wounds received on 1st JULY 1916 with the 1st/7th Bn Notts & Derby Regt. (Robin Hoods). Sydney Russell was K.I.A. on 20th July 1918 with 2nd/4th West Riding Regt. THIS IS PERHAPS THE FINEST & MOST COMPLETE ASSEMBLY OF ITS TYPE EXTANT. It contains just about everything that was ever sent to the family of these two Nottingham lads, including over 75 letters from the front written by Ernest & Sydney. (See the main description for all the details of this amazing and unique assembly.)

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A RARE "TWO BROTHERS" DOUBLE CASUALTY GROUP, 1914 Star & Bar Trio & Plaque,K.I.A.1st JULY 1916 (1st DAY OF THE SOMME) 5th LONDON Rgt & MILITARY MEDAL & 1915 Trio & Plaque. K.I.A.15th JULY 1916. ROYAL FUS.
£3995

A RARE "TWO BROTHERS" DOUBLE CASUALTY ASSEMBLY, 1914 Star & Bar Trio & Plaque, K.I.A. 1st JULY 1916 (1st DAY OF THE SOMME) 5th LONDON Rgt & MILITARY MEDAL & 1915 Trio & Plaque. K.I.A.15th JULY 1916. ROYAL FUSILIERS

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A RARE & IMPORTANT "1st DAY of THE SOMME " 1st JULY 1916. CASUALTY (K.I.A.) 1914-15 TRIO & PLAQUE.To:3062.Pte A.BUSBY. 8th EAST SURREY Rgt (One of Captain Billie Nevill's "FOOTBALL KICKERS") & Brother's trio.
£2650

A RARE & MOST IMPORTANT "1st DAY of THE SOMME " 1st JULY 1916. CASUALTY (K.I.A.) 1914-15 TRIO & PLAQUE. To: 3062.Pte A.BUSBY. 8th EAST SURREY Rgt (One of Captain Billie Nevill's famous "FOOTBALL KICKERS" ) & Brothers 1915 Trio ( Northamptons)

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A Superb, Classic & Historically Important '1st DAY OF THE SOMME' "Beaumont Hamel / Hawthorn Redoubt" MILITARY CROSS, War Medal & Victory Medal To: 2/Lt F. E. REISS.18th Bn att' 2nd Bn ROYAL FUSILIERS. (Londons)
£SOLD

A Superb, Classic & Historically Important '1st DAY OF THE SOMME' "Beaumont Hamel / Hawthorn Redoubt" MILITARY CROSS, War Medal & Victory Medal. To: 2/Lt F. E. REISS.18th Bn att' 2nd Bn ROYAL FUSILIERS. (Londons ) SEVERELY WOUNDED 1st JULY 1916. MEDALS ARE 'MINT STATE', SWING MOUNTED ON ORIGINAL RIBBONS & COME COMPLETE WITH THE RECIPIENT'S ORIGINAL WW1 PERIOD MINIATURES WITH RARE SILVER M.C.

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A RARE 1st DAY of THE SOMME FAMILY (1/7/16 K.I.A.) GROUPING (THE THREE 'NEWALL' BROTHERS) Two Killed with 18th Liverpool Regt "PALS' Bn . & One Survived with 10th Liverpool Regt. One Plaque etc etc.
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A RARE 1st DAY of THE SOMME FAMILY (1/7/16 K.I.A.) GROUP (3 BROTHERS) Two Killed with 18th Liverpool Regt, "PALS" Bn & One Survived with 10th Liverpool Regt. One Plaque etc etc, ....see main description.

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A RARE & EMOTIVE PAIR OF LEATHER CASED BINOCULARS by LAFONTAIN of PARIS. The property of the late MAJOR JOHN F. GRAHAM, "A" Bty 150th Bde R.F.A. KILLED IN ACTION 1st JULY 1916. 1st Day of The Battle of The Somme.
£SOLD

A RARE & EMOTIVE PAIR OF LEATHER CASED BINOCULARS by "LAFONTAINE OPTn, PARIS. (Case made by L. FRENCH, LONDON, 1916. Supplied by. John Barker & Son, Kensington. W8. The property of the late MAJOR JOHN F. GRAHAM, "A" Bty 150th Bde R.F.A. KILLED IN ACTION 1st JULY 1916. 1st Day of The Battle of The Somme.

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A SUPERB & RARE TELESCOPE (USED ON THE SOMME) & THE GREAT WAR BY THE WELL KNOWN COLDSTREAM GUARDS OFFICER. Captain Francis Periam Acland Hood. M.C.(Friend of David, Prince of Wales,(Edward VIII)
£1495 ( Complete with Genuine Military Cross )

A SUPERB & RARE TELESCOPE (USED ON THE SOMME) & THROUGHOUT THE GREAT WAR BY THE WELL KNOWN PERSONSLITY & COLDSTREAM GUARDS OFFICER. Captain Francis Periam Acland Hood. M.C. ( Friend of David, Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII ). Decorated two places down on the same L.G. edition of 3rd June 1916 as the future King.