Tel: 1 (905) 634-3848

Text: 1 (905) 906-3848

Purveyors of Authentic Militaria

eMedals-Awards to Royal Marines Brigade - Gallipoli

Item: GB0998

Awards to Royal Marines Brigade - Gallipoli

$720

0% Buyer's Premium

eMedals proudly ships worldwide, see our shipping information

What's a max bid?

Your maximum bid should be the highest amount you're willing to pay for an item.

Your entered maximum bid will not be disclosed to the seller or other auction participants at any point.

Max bidding example:

If the current auction price is $100 dollars and you place a maximum bid of $120 dollars, the system will bid $101 dollars on your behalf.

If no other participant places a bid, you win that auction lot for $101 dollars.

If another auction participant places a bid of $110 dollars, the system will subsequently place a bid of $111 dollars on your behalf. The system will continue to bid in $1.00 dollar increments until your maximum bid of $120 dollars is exceeded.

If another auction participant places a bid for $125 dollars, the auction lot price will display $121 dollars having exceeded your previously submitted maximum bid by $1.00 dollar.

Buyer's Premium

All bids are subject to a Buyer's Premium which is in addition to the placed successful bid. The following rate of Buyer's Premium will be added to the Hammer Price of each Lot that you purchase:

Twenty percent (20%) of the Hammer Price

Awards to Royal Marines Brigade - Gallipoli

1914 Star (CH.18514. PTE. J.I. COLE, R.M. BRIGADE); and British War and Victory Medals (CH.18514 PTE. J.I. COLE. R.M.L.I.). Naming is officially impressed on all three. Board mounted, extremely fine. Also included is a duotang folder with his military biography, Brigade histories and a copy of his Service Record. Footnote: Joseph Ives Cole was born on November 4, 1896 in St. Leonard, Kent, England. He enlisted with the Royal Marines on June 11, 1914 at Chatham, listing his trade as Butcher and his religion as Church of England. At his time of enlistment, the Royal Navy had a surplus of men that they could not find ships for, so the decision was made to create a Royal Naval Division of Light Infantry, composed of one Brigade of Royal Marines, of which Cole became part of the Chatham Battalion. The other two Brigades were composed of Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve personnel. This Division was sent to Belgium when the Germans invaded. It is to be noted, that the 1914 Star was awarded to these troops after the war, the only members of the Royal Navy to be awarded this medal. The Royal Marine Brigade landed in early October 1914 and immediately went to the defence of Antwerp. This group of Royal Marines was poorly equipped, many of which had no idea of how to fire a rifle. As a result, due to the overwhelming superiority of the German troops, Antwerp was abandoned and the Marines returned to England. After refitting in England, the Royal Naval Division was sent to Egypt, where they participated in the landings at Gallipoli on April 15, 1915. These men landed on beaches Y and X, against stiff Turkish resistance. After realizing the impracticability of making any headway in this theatre of war, the British decided to withdraw all their troops from the Gallipoli peninsular. In May 1916, the Division moved to France where they finished out the war on the Western Front. Private Cole received his gratuity on May 7, 1919, confriming that he survived the war, unscathed, as their is no mention in his service record of having been wounded. (BGR240)
Back To Top