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Great Granddads medals from WWl.
18th Dec 2005, 16:18   | tags:,,

spoon_lamp says:

Any idea which particular medals they are? They usually denote a particular theatre or on rare occasions for a particular individual action.

18th Dec 2005, 17:24

Amanda says:

How lovely! My own Grandfather on my father's side died on the Western front in 1915 and my father was completely orphaned by 1918 when his mother died too. I would love to have something of theirs but all there is a name on the Menin gate. You are very lucky to have your Great Grandad's medals. In case you're thinking I must be ancient, I am a bit, but my Dad was nearly 60 when I was born. What regiment was your G Grandad with, My Grandad was with the 2nd Norfolks.

18th Dec 2005, 18:02

Spoon,

the are from the left,

The Victroy Medal
www.firstworldwar.com/atoz/victorymedal.htm

British War Medal
www.firstworldwar.com/atoz/bwm.htm

They have service number, rank, name and regiment engraved on the edge.

Amanda, G Granddad was a CPL in the Cheshire regiment.
www.cheshireregiment.org/

Great Grandad was the father of the person in the avatar.

18th Dec 2005, 18:23

spoon_lamp says:

This sounds like a typical peice of tight Military purse strings - For teh War Medal - "Although no additional Bar was made available, there were initial plans to permit such additional awards. Once it became clear however that both the army and navy intended to recommend sizeable numbers the idea was dropped."

Fantastic that you guys have managed to hold onto these - in a way its like shaking hands with the long gone...

18th Dec 2005, 18:28

Spoon,

I had the medals left to me by my great aunt who died last month, My brother had her service medals from WW2 and I was left these, they were her fathers.

I have the box they came in as well still got the typed label on the front.

18th Dec 2005, 18:34

Amanda says:

I have a particular interest in WW1 and I'm always delighted to see memorabilia. : ) x

18th Dec 2005, 18:34

Is the interest from your time in the trenches then Amanda?

18th Dec 2005, 18:38

Amanda says:

Watch it SFG, I could still chase you around the block!

18th Dec 2005, 18:40

spoon_lamp says:

I think you may be confusing us, sir...

18th Dec 2005, 18:40

Spoon,

No I'm not mate, I know from your postings you are in the services and I know Amanda as she is a regular poster on my Blog.

Amanda,

Chase me!

18th Dec 2005, 18:51

Amanda says:

SFG: RUN!

18th Dec 2005, 18:52

Woo Hoo!

18th Dec 2005, 18:53

spoon_lamp says:

*gets coat...*

18th Dec 2005, 19:08

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