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About Herman

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  • Birthday 23/11/64

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    the Netherlands
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    - WW1 Victory Medals
    - Dutch medals from 1813 till now
    - some other countries
  1. He is wearing the 1915 star, ww1 war medal, victory medal, and the igsm. If you turn the ribbon bar around they are in the correct order. He wears them vice versa. So, for someone born in 1927 he wears some strange ribbons. Cheers Herman
  2. A nice example of the Commemorative medal of the Minister of Defence 3th class.
  3. How about this Dutch group. It has a Slovak campaign medal. Received in Uruzgan, Afghanistan in 2009. To put a face with the name. Meet General (Infantry) Peter van Uhm. This picture was taken at his retirement date.
  4. Simon, thanks for the explanation. It is more clear to me now. Now I just have to find the rest of his medals. Regards Herman
  5. Thanks Simon for you reaction. I am not familiar with these award rolls, never seen one. What can be seen on such rolls? You mention several units but no dates. Are the units you mention from his WW1 service? I know that in 1914 William Allington was assigned to the 2nd batalion of the Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. (2./Queen's Regt) with servicenumber S 317 and the rank of Lance Corporal. Does your a/m list means that he served in WW1 with the 2nd, 6th, 1st and 6th batalion of the Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment respectively and ended the war in 1918 as a Sergeant? Cheers Herman
  6. Hello Andy, you're presumption is correct. The card is probably written by a Dutch conscript to a German friend or family member. The marking in two lines reads: 1.I. / 5. R.I. This means 1st company, 1st batalion, 5th Infantry Regiment. Regards Herman
  7. Hi Jeff, We're 15 months further, any news? I don't want to push you, but i'm very interested. Cheers Herman
  8. Recently I obtained a George V Military Medal inscribed on the rim with: 129142 Sjt W. ALLINGTON 45 R.FUS. After doing a bit of research I found the following. I hope some other forumites can give some additional information as it is very scarce at thè moment. William Allington was from Rochester. 1 september 1914 he was recruited into the Queen's Regiment. His servicenumber was S 317. He was 35 years of age and probably served with the Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment in the Boer war, South Africa. His servicenumber changed to 129142 (the MIC says GS/129142). He arrived in France on 8 november 1914. He was awarded the 1914 star, the British War Medal and the Victory medal. His rank in 1918 was Lance Corporal. In 1919 he volunteered for the North Russia Relief Forces (NRRF) and joined the 45th batalion Royal Fusiliers as a Serjeant. This batalion was part of the Sadleir-Jackson Brigade. In the summer of 1919 they fought the Reds in the Archangel - North Dvina area. Probably for his actions in august 1919 he was awarded the Military Medal. He is mentioned in the London Gazette of 22 January 1920 and the Edinburgh Gazette of 27 January 1920. That's about all I could find. Please Enjoy the pictures. Herman
  9. Nick, do you have any idea who manufactured these medals? There is a makers mark on the back of the golden first class. Kremnica mint perhaps?
  10. Nick, thanks for the reply. I will add some more pictures of the Commemorative medal of the Minister of Defence as that medal is the focus of my Slowak interest. The first picture is of a gilded silver 1st class and a silvered bronze 2nd class. The ribbon bar is of Dutch General Peter van Uhm who was Commander of the Dutch Forces from 2008 to 2012 and received a 1st class from your country. His uniform is in a museum now.
  11. Interesting item. About the Commemorative medal of the Minister of Defence, can you tell me something about the numbering on the reverse. I received a third class in 2009 and always wondered if the numbering started with number 1 in 1998. In 2009 the number of the 3rd class was around 3700. Does your country have miniatures for their Slovak orders, decorations and medals? An other few questions: Are the medals traceable by it's number? How about this unnumbered specimen below? I am very interested in the history of this medal? Regards Herman
  12. After a mere 11 months lets throw in a new picture. Probably a general from the former Netherlands East Indies Army.
  13. This is the Silver medal because the miniature picture shows a silver class medal. The picture of your great grandfather also point in this direction. Furthermore the Silver class was given much more than the Gold and Bronze one. Cheers Herman
  14. Yeah, in the enamelled medal departement the USA has a lot of ugly, over the top, garbage. The European orders are so much more classy. Well most of them. The newest ones are pretty poor aswell. Regards Herman