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Not my usual field of collecting but I could not resist this one. Hope you find it interesting.

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very ice picture.

Do you need help on identifying the medals?

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very ice picture.

Do you need help on identifying the medals?

Yes please, as this is not my usual area of collecting.

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Hi,

Not my field either (Belgium), but really nice to see a photo of these in wear. Interesting that these are not assembled into a bar, but worn seperately.

Regards,

Sam

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Hello TerryG and all,

The picture shows a WWI veteran wearing :

top row,

- War Cross 1915 with palm (Croix de Guerre)

- WWI Volunteers Medal

- Military Decoration, Article 4, 2nd class (= for act of bravery)

- Fire Cross

bottom row,

- Civil Decoration 1914-1918, presumbly the gilt medal (= 1st class medal)

- Military Decoration, 2nd class (= long service)

- Commemorative Medal of the 1914-18 War with (presumably) a gilt bar (equals 5 silver bars = 3 years of front service)

- Victory Medal

It is quite customary in Belgium for civilians to wear their medals not mounted on a bar but spread all over their chest. At least this veteran did his best to align them although, as per usual, not in the correct order of precedence. Nice picture indeed !

Cheers,

Hendrik

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