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  1. Dear Gents, Would like to have any information on this uniform please. The man was a POW in Flanders end 1917 and 1918. Have been looking in books and on the net and I think the man wears a "Fatiche di Guerra) ribbon without a single star. This means one year front service.(?) Does anyone knows the insignia worn under the ribbon? Could it be a POW number????It is also difficult to recognize the collar patches, as it depends on the colour. I would be grateful for any help. With kind regards from Flanders, Jef
  2. Wonderful Vincent. Have here some additional info from the Somerset County Gazette. The book written by M Claridge , Glastonbury's other legacy ( I travel once a year to G'bury) gives detailed information about names of Belgian families etc... Again you have a nice medal, although not official, but with history in your collection. Jef Forgot to mention. The newspaper is a commemorative edition 1914-2014 of the Somerset County Gazette , available in the Taunton museum. Jef
  3. Hello Vincent, Sorry, don't have an answer on your question. The only thing I know is, Taunton has a wonderful museum. Two years ago I visited the military museum of the Somerset light infantry etc.... If you don't find an answer here, you might try Lots of succes, Jef
  4. A great goup, medals and uniform, all in one. jef
  5. Wonderful. Have a question. I see 3 foreign (not Belgian) medals in the middle of the group and not at the end. Is this correct? Just want to learn. Jef
  6. I'm looking forward to it. Jef
  7. Wonderful Guy, you must have collected a lot in 45 years time. I bet we only saw a tip of the Iceberg. Jef
  8. Hello Stijn, You can find the Regimental Geschichte of IR 360 in Leipzig: Send a mail, they will help you Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Deutscher Platz 1 D-04103 Leipzig Telefon: +49-341-2271-453 Telefax: +49-341-2271-470 Hello again Stijn, Sent a PM Jef
  9. Kris, you don't have to appologize. Those lapelbadges are non official and it's always difficult to know what it really is. Jef
  10. Hey Kris, The second is a Belgian WWII POW buttonhole badge. kind regards, Jef
  11. The horizontal part made of a grenade driving band? or do I see wrong.... a kind of sweetheart? kind regards, Jef
  12. Hello Stijn, I'm afraid don't have the 51st divisional history but if I can help you with scans from the relevant pages of "The Third Ypres, Passchendaele. The day by day account."( Written byC. Mc Carthy.) send me a PM. If you really want to dig deep, you can order War Diaries in National Archives. Kind regards, Jef
  13. Hello Gents, Wondering if anyone has a spare lion for sale. Would like to restore this beauty kind regards, Jef