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  1. A very nice find indeed and it would be nice to be able to link the two Recipients as family Members. The 1911 Census is available online and it may be worth your while trying to find George Joseph Smith there and hopefully tracing a link between the two. Thanks for showing but be careful, you may get bitten by the British Medal collecting bug! Regards Simon.
  2. I am no expert on this subject but if this was an issued prismatic compass I would expect to see the Broad Arrow War Office mark on it somewhere, (normally on the base). The issued examples I have seen do not have the green NESW letters on them either, however this, could of course, be a privately purchased item. Best regards Simon.
  3. Could well be the action mentioned on this site near the bottom of the page. https://nzhistory.govt.nz/war/south-african-boer-war/guerrilla-war-1901-1902 Simon. And here is a site with a good explanation of the Blockhouses. https://bwm.org.au/blockhouses.php
  4. Can't tell from the images but is the painting signed by an Artist anywhere, may be possible to identify the title of the work in question from that. Regards Simon.
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    Alan, Welcome to the Forum, I would agree with Tony and if they were mine I would leave them as they are, including any old or damaged ribbons, to my mind this adds to the history of the Medals and Man or Woman behind them. The only consideration to bear in mind would be severe corrosion to silver medals in which case I would then probably try to get it cleaned of. However, this is only my view and many collectors do like to clean them. Again as Tony said they're yours now so up to you. Enjoy the Forum and best regards Simon.
  6. Alan, A very historical Police Medal, thanks for posting, look forward to seeing more of your collection. Best regards Simon.
  7. Thanks Chris, attractive items, are they an expensive item to collect? Simon.
  8. Chris, Looks to be a very nice example, not being my field of collecting at all, what was the purpose of these? Have seen them in the past at Fairs and always walked past. Regards Simon.
  9. Brigade, Welcome aboard, have never bought replica Orders or Medals myself but a quick internet search reveals quite a few Companies out there, this one for instance seems to have a fairly large range available. http://dorchesters.com/index.php?route=common/home Good luck with your collecting, Simon.
  10. coldstream

    War Medal Mc Killop

    Chris, My pleasure, not sure if you have access to Ancestry but the 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders War Diary is available covering the period from 1917 -1919. This gives a detailed day to day account of the 8th Battalions progress through the War and your Man may even be mentioned if you are lucky. If you do not have access, keep an eye out for the occasional free Weekend access they provide and you will be able to view it. Regards Simon.
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    War Medal Mc Killop

    Chris, Private S-26871 William McKillop Seaforth Highlanders Medal Entitlement for World War One is shown as the British War and Victory Medal only and is shown on the Rolls as serving with the 8th Battalion of the Regiment. Once again I am afraid to say that there is no trace of his Service Record on Ancestry Uk and he is no trace on the Silver War Badge Roll. Long Long Trail link here once again regarding the Seaforth Highlanders. http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/seaforth-highlanders-ross-shire-buffs-the-duke-of-albanys/ Regards Simon.
  12. coldstream

    Let's Talk British Swords

    Brian, An interesting article, many thanks, I still see a lot of this type of sword around. I believe that the Russians had a very similar sword, some with sawback blades for Pioneer use. Would make a relatively cheap and interesting collection assembling examples of this type to the various Countries in question. Simon.
  13. Horsa, Another very nice image, many thanks for posting, I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the contents of your cabinet! Regards Simon.
  14. coldstream

    War Medal W. Tucker

    Have looked at the World War One Service records and Silver War Badge records available via Ancestry UK with no further trace I'm afraid. The link below will show details of the Durham Light Infantry in the War. http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/durham-light-infantry/ Regards Simon.
  15. coldstream

    War Medal W. Tucker

    Private (Acting Corporal) 108873 William Tucker is shown on the Rolls of the 2nd Durham Light Infantry as being entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal only for his World War One Service, will take a look to see if his Service Record has survived and get back to you. Simon.