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WW1 Hartlepools Hospitals Bombardment tribute Durham RGA badge

A scarce original Great War period gilt badge with red, white and blue enamelling, laurel wreath surmounted by a fuse with double scrolls 'Ye did it to mine' Ye did it to me'. Durham Royal Garrison Artillery badge superimposed on Red Cross on white background and flanked by '1915' '1916' all enclosed by circlet 'Thankoffering To The Hartlepools Hospitals' 'In Memory of Dec 16th 1914'.
Very good condition, retainind original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 44mm.

In order to raise funds for the Hartlepools Hospitals who had been hard pushed during the bombardment, the Borough issued what have commonly been called the 'Bombardment Medal'. Several types were produced and they were given to all those people who contributed to a collection made in Hartlepool in 1915.

See “The Volunteer Artillery” by Litchfield & Westlake,

Code: 57094Price:


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WW1 Hartlepools Hospitals Bombardment tribute Always Ready badge

A scarce original Great War period large oval gilt badge, in the form of a Union Flag in red, white and blue enamelling, superimposed the 'West Hartlepool Coat of Arms' with motto 'E Mare Ex Industria' and title scrolls 'Always Ready' 'West Hartlepool'. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, (pin shank a replacement), enamel perfect, an excellent example, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 47mm.

In order to raise funds for the Hartlepools Hospitals who had been hard pushed during the bombardment, the Borough issued what have commonly been called the 'Bombardment Medal'. Several types were produced and they were given to all those people who contributed to a collection made in Hartlepool in 1915.

See “The Volunteer Artillery” by Litchfield & Westlake,

Code: 57093Price:


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1914 Great War Tribute Medal by Sir Frederick Lucas Cooke Textile-Trading Co

A scarce end of the 'Great War Tribute medal' presented by 'Frederick Lucas Cooke' to his textile workers who enlisted in the first year of the war to 'Do Their Bit '; bronze cross, embossed to the obverse with 'Loyalty' across the arms, "22" above and "1914" below; the reverse 'Presented To H.Smith By F.L.C'. Housed in its original velvet lined fitted leather presentation case with gold tooling to the lid "H.Smith 1914". Very good condition.
Height of cross 31mm.

Code: 56921Price:


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WW1 For Voluntary War Work In India 1914 to 1919 tribute badge

A very good circa 1920's 'For Voluntary War Work In India 1914 -1919 thanks badge', oval blackened brass example bearing title surround, the fretted central device depicting the 'National Flower of India' a Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) in silver coloured floral decoration. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings.
Height 32mm.

Code: 54820Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW1 Earl Roberts Rest Houses for Sailors & Soldiers 1919 tribute badge

A well designed large highly enamelled gilt tribute badge for the 'Earl Roberts Rest Houses' bearing a crossed Union Flag and White Ensign, horseshoe title scrolls and dated '1915' '1919'. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings with no damage to the enamel, an excellent example.
Height 36mm.

The 'Earl Roberts Rest Houses' were for travelling Sailors and Soldiers, they could have a bath a meal and a bed for the night for a very small charge. It was announced in the December 3 1921 edition of The British Journal of Nursing that the Great Northern Central Hospital had received the balance of Earl Roberts Rest House Fund for Sailors and Soldiers and it was to be used for the benefit of ex-Service men and their dependants.

Code: 53353Price:

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