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An Australian SAS medal set for Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam

A nice Australian medal group to a man with SAS service.

GSM Malaya (un-named)
GSM 1962 214277 C McKAY
Vietnam Medal 214277 C McKAY
Vietnam Star 214277 C McKAY
2nd and 3rd medals impressed. Last medal correctly engraved for Australian issues. Un-named GSM added for completeness of display.

With research by Lt Col Neil Smith.

Born in the UK in 1936 he joined the Australian Army in 1953. He served in Malaya 8 Oct 1955 - 19 Oct 1957. I believe he was one of 27 Australians wounded in Malaya (a stomach wound I was told). This is not noted on the research with the medals.

Parachute trained 1958. Discharged 1959 but re-enlisted 1961. To Special Air Service 1962. Military Engineer School 1964. Borneo 1965. Singapore 1965.

Vietnam 1967. Discharged 1967. Re-enlisted 1968. To Saigon 1969-1971 (Saigon, Nui Dat, Vung Tau, Tan Son Nhut). Numerous incidents of bad conduct and drunken-ness in Vietnam including sleeping whilst on sentry duty. Incidents of AWOL and eventual discharge 1972.

Most of his overseas service was with Engineers (or more likely as an Engineer) and Construction Coy. With copy 1971 image. He seems to have been an able SAS Trooper who went off the rails and its not clear how much service he had with the SAS in Vietnam. Id suggest its likely he would have been on patrol with them.

His highest rank was Lance Cpl.

Provenance is ex private collector in Queensland 2007

Tibet Medal

Named to a Cooly in the Supply and Transport Corps



Extremely rare and they catalogue quite high (200-300 pounds ea) These are the Edward 7th and George 5th variations both named to F CORBETT. We have not been able to research him. 

$750 the pair

A Meritorious Service Medal group to the Army Service Corps

1914-15 Star; British War Medal 1914-18; Victory Medal 1914-19; Army Meritorious Service Medal (GVR type 1 with swivelling suspender). SS-18222 Pte J.Richmond. A.S.C. on first medal, SS-18222 S.Sjt. J.Richmond. A.S.C. on second and third medals, S4-197621 Sjt: J.Richmond. R.A.S.C. on last medal.

MSM: Supplement to LG 17/1/1919, p1007, in recognition of valuable services rendered with the Armies in France and Flanders.

With copy of gazette pages


Merchant Navy Medals with possible Q Ship service and of Australian interest.

A 1914-15 trio with Mercantile Marine War Medal. The trio is named LIEUT W D CROUDACE RNR (SUB LT on Star). The Mercantile Marine Medal is named WILLIAM D CROUDACE.

William Deuchars Croudace was commissioned as Sub Lieutenant (Temporary) and Acting Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve on 26 August 1915. He was assigned Navigator on HMS Silene 19 March 1918 and was demobilised by July 1919.

HMS Silene was a convoy sloop of the Anchusa Class - designed to look like a merchant ship in order to entice U Boat attacks.

He settled in Australia and was well known as a Captain in Freemantle.

Sold with a period set of miniature medals, the paper bag of issue for the Mercantile Marine Medal and the 1914-18 War Medal, a Merchant Navy Lapel Pin, a Merchant Navy cap badge and a Merchant Navy blazer badge

WW1 pair to Gunner Royal Artillery and EIIR Imperial Service Medal

WW1 pair impressed 676270 GNR S G...... RA . ISM SYDNEY G.................. (+Box & Certificate)  Certificate is dated March 1955. A nice set.


The New Zealand Cross.

An early unofficial specimen of this rare NZ Wars award.

With originals selling for over $250,000 and a foolish investment given the Protected Objects Act, this is a museum quality early specimen from around 1880-1900.