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« on: November 19, 2007, 11:59:55 AM »
Does anyone have photos of the medals awarded to the soldiers that I could copy please.

I just would like to look at the Star, General Service and the Victory medals.

Also, if it is not too cheeky could you tell me please how these were awarded i.e. length of service etc, as I see not all the men got the Star. They were all stars everyone of them!

Thank you,
Pat

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2007, 01:01:42 PM »
hi pat

this is from the national archives site and gives you details of what the medal entitlement was


1914 Star    For service under fire in France and Belgium, 5 August-22 November 1914. Includes sailors serving ashore.

1914-1915 Star    For service in all other theatres of war, 5 August 1914 and 31 December 1915; and for service in France and Belgium, 23 November 1914-31 December 1915

British War Medal    For service abroad (including India) 5 August 1914 - 11 November 1918, or 1919-1920 in Russia.

Silver War Badge    For retirement, or discharge due to sickness or wounds caused by war service, at home or abroad, after 4 August 1914

Victory Medal    For military and civilian personnel who served in a theatre of war.

Territorial Force War Medal    To members of the Territorial Forces who joined before 30 September 1914 and served in a theatre of war between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918.


i get some photos together later unless someone else has some

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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2007, 02:29:09 PM »
Hi ya Pat

I'm sure the the chaps will come up with some better photos for you, in the mean time there are photos on the TNA Website too.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/medals.asp

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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2007, 05:42:12 PM »
hi pat ,the 1914-15 star, war medal, and victory, the mons 1914 star is very similar to the 14-15 star  and the military medal and silver wound badge..tony
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2007, 09:37:04 PM »
Dear Chris, Wendi, and Tony,

Why can I never find anything as interesting as this on the NA, I seem to go round in circles with that site, I warned you I am pretty dumb! If only I had scrolled down on that page Wendi!

I was very interested in the pictures of the medals Tony, they look as they have been well worn with pride, I wish I could say I remember my Uncle Joe wearing similar medals, I do, but I could not recall what they looked like. Now I do thanks to the pictures. The only photo I have of him, is well worn and he is not wearing his medals.

Thank you also for the telling me about the entitlement for medals Chris, I would never have found that!

Kind regards and good wishes,

Pat

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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2007, 10:38:13 PM »

you're very welcome Pat, i'm sure i speak for Tony and Wendi as well

i'm going use this thread to sneak a photo of some medals i treasure in here as well

Arthur Harrison RCS

and Charles Welsted KRRC



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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2007, 03:31:51 AM »
Chris

I just have to say that the medals and photos and the frame setting are superb, deserve a better setting than my thread on this site, you have every reaon to hold these dear to your heart.
Thank you so much for sharing them with us, I have shown all these to my better half just to see what could be done with Dad's medals.

Kind regards,
Pat

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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2007, 09:06:30 AM »
hi pat.  when it comes to searching on the  na  every one  as problems you are not on your own, and it does not matter how you show medals  its just good to
show them.  not to be tucked away in some cupboard and forgotten. as for the medal photos they are not mine ,i am still searching  for them
 chris,  great to see
tony

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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2007, 09:44:27 AM »
your dad was in the same mob as my dad chris,he was also in north africa with the royal corps of signals,he was a bit miffed because he was denied the italian star,because he was just short of qualifying for it,but he certainly earned his burma star.
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2007, 06:11:41 PM »
sorry everyone but my photo of the  medals are not correct i am told the star ribbon is the wrong way, i never spotted this  and i do apologise. tony

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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2007, 06:21:42 PM »
from tony  ;D



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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2007, 06:34:28 PM »
 ;Dcheers chris, just to show you all the idea,just using your scanner,  the sailor is WILLIAM F RODAWAY HMS PRINS ALBERT LSI . [ww2] . ;D tony

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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2007, 07:02:14 PM »
Sorry Pat we seem to have gone a bit off your subject  :D 

But what a lovely idea Tony ~

I never wanted to put my Pa's medals in a frame but, it would be nice to "join them up" what an idea, I'm gona give it a go !

Wendi  :)

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