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 GREATLY DESIRABLE "ROYAL IRISH FUS" BROTHERS, 1st DAY of THE SOMME, 1914-15 "BLACKER'S BOYS" CASUALTY MEDALS.To: 17932 Pte T.H. JACKSON 9th Bn ROYAL IRISH Fusiliers & 16113. Pte N.W. JACKSON. 9th R.I.F.
£1750 Part Exchanges Welcome

A GREATLY DESIRABLE "ROYAL IRISH FUS" BROTHERS ASSEMBLY of 1st DAY of THE SOMME, 1914-15 "BLACKER'S BOYS" CASUALTY MEDALS.To: 17932 Pte T.H. JACKSON 9th Bn ROYAL IRISH Fusiliers & 16113 Pte N.W. JACKSON 9th Bn ROYAL IRISH Fusiliers

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An Excellent, 1st DAY OF THE SOMME "CASUALTY" 1914-15 Trio & Plaque: To: 17639 Pte E.T WESCOMBE, 8th Somerset Light Infantry. A native of West Bagborough, Taunton. KILLED IN ACTION 1st JULY 1916.
£1250

An Excellent, 1st DAY OF THE SOMME "CASUALTY" 1914-15 Trio & Plaque: To: 17639 Pte E.T WESCOMBE, 8th Somerset Light Infantry. A native of West Bagborough, Taunton. KILLED IN ACTION 1st JULY 1916.

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An Exceptionally Rare 2nd South Wales Borderers 1914-15 Trio. 9628. Pte F.McFarren. Fought at the SEIGE of TSING-TAU (China), September 1914 & at GALLIPOLI. Finally KILLED IN ACTION, 1st DAY BATTLE of the SOMME. 1st JULY 1916.
£1750

An Exceptionally Rare 2nd South Wales Borderers 1914-15 Trio. 9628. Pte F.McFarren. Fought at the SEIGE of TSING-TAU (China), September 1914 & at GALLIPOLI. Finally KILLED IN ACTION, 1st DAY BATTLE of the SOMME. 1st JULY 1916.

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A DESIRABLE "SINGLE" 1914 STAR, 1st JULY CASUALTY. 5657. Pte F.UPTON. 1st SOMERSET Light Infantry. Killed-in-Action 1st July 1916 (1st Day,Battle of The Somme) (*THE VICTORY MEDAL & PLAQUE, ARE HERE ON 16/8/18*)
£475

A DESIRABLE "SINGLE" 1914 STAR, 1st JULY CASUALTY. To: 5657. Pte F.UPTON. 1st SOMERSET Light Infantry. Killed-in-Action 1st July 1916 (First Day,Battle of The Somme)

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A RARE & GREATLY DESIRABLE. (UNDER AGE) "Old Contemptible's "1914 Star & Bar Trio & Plaque.To: 9991. Pte W.H. CARTER. 1st / 2nd DEVONSHIRE Regt. KILLED-IN-ACTION.1st JULY 1916. "1st DAY, BATTLE OF THE SOMME"
£1995

A RARE & GREATLY DESIRABLE. "Old Contemptible's "1914 Star & Bar Trio & Plaque.To: 9991. Pte W.H. CARTER. 1st & 2nd DEVONSHIRE Regt. (Joined the Army at age 15) KILLED-IN-ACTION SATURDAY 1st JULY 1916. "FIRST DAY of THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME"

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A RARE 1st DAY OF THE SOMME "Beaumont Hamel" MILITARY MEDAL, Q.S.A. & K.S.A. & 1915 Trio. Sgt J. Hogg 1st KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS & 9th Yorks & Lancs.KILLED-IN-ACTION. 2.10.16. Le Sars.!
£3250

A RARE 1st DAY OF THE SOMME "Beaumont Hamel" MILITARY MEDAL, Q.S.A. & K.S.A. & 1915 Trio. Sgt J. Hogg 1st KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS & 9th Y&L REGt.KILLED-IN-ACTION. 2.10.16. Le Sars.!

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A RARE & IMPORTANT "1st DAY OF THE SOMME" MILITARY MEDAL & 1914-15 Trio, with QSA & RARE EDVII 2/ N.STAFFS "VOLs"L.S.G.C. & 6/N, STAFFS T.F.E.M. Pte-WO2 850. W.A. JOHNSON. 1/6th N.Staffs T.F.
£3550

A RARE & IMPORTANT "1st DAY OF THE SOMME" MILITARY MEDAL & 1914-15 Trio, with QSA & RARE EDVII 2/ N.STAFFS "VOLUNTEERS" L.S.G.C. & 6/N, STAFFS T.F.E.M. To: Pte-Sgt-WO2 850. W.A. JOHNSON. 1/6th North Staffs Regt T.F.

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A SUPERB 1st JULY 1916 "FIRST DAY OF THE SOMME" MILITARY CROSS & 2nd AWARD BAR (Battle of Messiness) FOUR TIMES M.I.D To.T/ Capt) William Crossley Wale. 8th Yorks & Lancs Regt. attd: 70th (Light) Trench Mortar Battery.
£12995

AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT & GREATLY DESIRABLE, 1st JULY 1916 "FIRST DAY OF THE SOMME" MILITARY CROSS & 2nd AWARD BAR (Battle of Messiness) FOUR TIMES M.I.D To.T/ Capt) William Crossley Wale. 8th Yorks & Lancs Regt. attd: 70th (Light) Trench Mortar Battery.

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A RARE "OLD CONTEMPTIBLE'S" CASUALTY 1914 Star & Bar Trio, KILLED-IN-ACTION 1st JULY 1916, FIRST DAY OF THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME. To:8279 Pte Arthur Aldhurst, 2nd Lincolnshire Rgt. (Born in Wandsworth, 1890)
£1450

A RARE "OLD CONTEMPTIBLE'S" CASUALTY 1914 Star & Bar Trio, KILLED-IN-ACTION 1st JULY 1916, FIRST DAY OF THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME. To:8279 Private Arthur Aldhurst, 2nd Lincolnshire Rgt. (Born in Wandsworth, London in 1890)

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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.
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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 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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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)