Lot 26

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Friday 19th November 2021

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George V Special Constabulary Medal (JOHN W. FLEGG), together with a Kings Regiment collar badge and a commemorative medal for Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee, (3)



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First World War family grouping to include, Order of the Royal Red Cross 2nd Class, bow mounted, in fitted case by Garrard & Co, 1914-1918 British War Medal and Victory Medal (210446. SPR. E. BEVAN. R.E.) with named box of issue,1914-1918 British War Medal (M.9635 S.H. BEVAN S.R.A. R.N.), with named box of issue, the Royal Red Cross belonged to Miss Edith Bevan, Supplement to the London Gazette dated 9th April 1919 reads, 'Awarded RRC 2nd Class Miss Edith Bevan V.A.D. Nurse, Fulham Military Hospital, St. Dunstans Road, Hammersmith', Edith Bevan was born in 1881 in Cheshire where her father was a Railway Station Master, she had two sisters, Evelyn and Annie, and two brothers, Edgar and Sidney, both of whom became Railway Clerks, Evelyn trained as a nurse at the Fulham Infirmary between 1911 and 1914, when the First World War broke out the Fulham Infirmary began taking in soldiers wounded during the First Battle of Ypres and in 1915 the War Office took over both the Infirmary and Fulham Workhouse and they became the Fulham Military Hospital with nearly 1000 beds, perhaps inspired by Evelyn, Edith joined the Voluntary Aid Detachment at Fulham Military Hospital where she trained as a nurse between 1917 and 1920 earning the RRC 2nd Class in the process, after the war both sisters appear to have continued working together as nurses, in 1925 being shown at the Hospital, 37 Riverley Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, also included is a bronze medallion with on the obverse a woman cradling a child and the inscription 'Fulham Infirmary, Famam Extendere Factis' (Extend Reputation Through Deeds), to the reverse is engraved 'Evelyn Bevan Sept. 1914', a bronze 'Massage' clasp (trained in physiotherapy), a photograph of Edith Bevan wearing a Fulham Infirmary medallion with clasp, held in a round silver frame, Birmingham, date letter rubbed, maker T. H. Hazlewood & Co. diameter 6.5 cm, a fibre Identity Disc marked 'S.H. BEVAN, A.S.B.S. M963* C.E.', on the reverse of the disc, written in ink, is 'Home Address (illegible), S.H. BEVAN, R.N. Ambulance Train No.1', a necklace or bracelet pendant in white metal with the the letter 'E' in a circlet (unknown if this belonged to Edith or Evelyn), a medal commemorating the end of The Great War, a George V Coronation commemorative medal, a 'Juvenile Forester' ribbon, a letter to 'Sister Bevan' dated 30/11/37 commiserating on the death of her father, a card from the Fulham Infirmary, Hammersmith, written in red ink and dated August 1915 it reads 'In letters of blood!!!, To Sister Bevan as a token of our undiminished affection & esteem which has stood the test of ages xxxx, The Sign of Four' the card is accompanied by some photographs of staff and patients at the Fulham Military Hospital one of whom may be Evelyn Bevan but family was unable to identify, a copy of the book 'My England' by the Labour Member of Parliament George Lansbury with the following sentiment written inside, 'To Miss Bevan, as a tiny acknowledgement of her uniform kindness during my x ray examinations at Manor House Hospital during 1934 with best wishes for xmas & new year' signed by George Lansbury and dated Dec 1934, records show 210466 Sapper Edgar Bevan of the Royal Engineers (Railways) entitled to the BWM and Victory Medal, he also had the service number WR261814, and M/9635 Senior Reserve Attendant Sydney Harold Bevan entitled to the 1914-1918 British War Medal, grouping direct from family

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First and Second World War RAF/Royal Navy grouping, 1914-1918 British War Medal (160890 3 A.M. B.C. TUTT R.A.F.), George V Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (M37004 B.C. TUTT C.O.A.1 H.M.S. ACHILLES), mounted as worn, together with 1939-1945 Star, Atlantic Star, 1939-1945 British War Medal, with medal entitlement slip in addressed box to 'B.C. Tutt, 44 Eastcourt Lane, Gillingham, Kent', Bertam Cecil Tutt, a Fitter by trade, born 20th March 1900, enlisted in the Royal Air Force on 20th April 1918, transferred to the reserve 11th November 1919, and was discharged on 30th April 1920, he joined the Royal Navy on 3rd February 1922 on a 12 year enlistment, he re-enlisted on 17th November 1931 for completion of pension, received the Naval LS&GC Medal 17th May 1936 and was pensioned on 13th March 1943 'Physically unfit for Naval Service, ships served on include HMS Achilles (at the time of the Battle of the River Plate) and HMS London (at the time of her involvement in the hunt for the Bismark), also included is, Memorandum of Agreement as an Apprentice Engine Fitter with Aveling & Porter Ltd, Rochester, Kent Education Committee Certificates for 1916-17, 1917-18, 1919-20, 1920-21, RAF Service Certificate, R.N Higher Education Certificate to Bertam C. Tutt Ordnance Articifer, dated 1925, Crossing the Line Certificate to Chief Ord.Art. Tutt from HMS Diomede dated 4/11/1928 and signed by ships Captain, Pass Certificate for educational test for rank of Warrant Officer dated 30/12/1930, Certificate for attending course on adjusting breech mechanisms dated 19/10/1931, a photograph of HMS Achilles at 'Melbourne, Australia', 26 cm x 14 cm, Crossing the Line Certificate fro HMS Achilles issued by 'Neptune Court' on 14/8/1936 and signed by the ships officers, Letter from the Mayor of Chatham to Surgeon Rear Admiral Sauley, RNH Chatham re getting Tutt transferred to the hospital for convalescence dated 9/4/1943, Ordnance Articifers History Sheet, Letter of sponsorship from R.N Gunnery School, Chatham, to Tutt on leaving the navy, dated 22/8/1946, Royal Navy Service Certificate, (qty)