BJ. replied to BJ.'s topic in Great Britain: Militaria: Badges, Uniforms & EquipmentA Photograph of General Townshend, and the badge/medal given to those who survived the siege. The small badge I have is a White Crescent not Blue but otherwise identical.
BJ. posted a topic in Great Britain: Militaria: Badges, Uniforms & EquipmentI have discovered a photo of 18 survivors of prisoners of war from KUT EL AMARA of the 2nd Batt. Dorsetshire Regiment amongst who is a Sgt Frank Castaldini 8695. also a certification from 2nd Battn. The Dorsetshire Regiment 1914 - 1919 stating that he served his King and Country etc. I received these from his widow about 60 years ago and with them also was a small lapel badge with a lion and turkish crescent on it in enamal. I saw a picture of Gen. Townshend with this badge saying it was presented to all survivors. it is the size of a 1p piece. Could this be what Sgt Castaldini would have received ? and from whom? I can find no reference to this badge anywhere, any help please