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Post away - are the medals yours or in the regimental museum?

If yours, then I take it that you have copies of MICs etc, if they're museum medals then I'll check out "ancestry" for them.

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"Poperinghe Belgium Feb 1917",

Photographer "B Guilleminot, Boespflug....C...Paris" or similar.

I've forgotten the significance of the Brigade triangular battle patch & which battalion or brigade these men are from.....

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Hi Leigh

The medals are from my own collection (getting on for 20 years specialising in the RWF) I try and research the man behind the medal as best I can, and this is where the most enjoyment comes from in the hobby for me, obtaining a new medal is just the start of the journey. To remember long forgotton men who 'did their bit' is the main driver for me.

I have a subscription to Ancestry as part of my tool kit. Many thanks for the kind offer though.

My collection mostly focuses on men who were decorated for gallantry, but I have many RWF sub themes within my collection as a whole. I will post a few from my different sub themes as and when I get time.

Great photo in your OTC post. My collection is 99% medals (otherwise the CO would have something to say ....) so I always appreciate seeing interesting things like this.

Richard

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5th Bn RWF, from the shoulder titles, a slightly clearer view of the S/T's on the m,an shown above, who is front centre of this group.

Also Grenade/ RWF shoulder title is worn without numeral.

Photographer "W. Jenkins, Aberystwyth" again.

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A recent ebay buy, entitled 'R W Fus on hill training Chak 04'. An excellent clear photograph which unfortunately is too damned big for the scanner. I'm working on some close ups using a camera but the results are not good. I'll keep trying and post them if I can.

I believe that Chak is a location in India or Afghanistan, in the front rank of the photo are two soldiers form the 2nd Ghurkas which would obviously tie in with this. Perhaps you would know the Battalion pictured here Richard?

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I believe that Chak is a location in India or Afghanistan, in the front rank of the photo are two soldiers form the 2nd Ghurkas which would obviously tie in with this. Perhaps you would know the Battalion pictured here Richard?

Definately 2/RWF.

Chak will be Chakrata. The 2/RWF were stationed in India for many years prior to the war.

Nice photo !

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Hallo

This is quite beside the point, but i was wondering if there are any members in the forum who speak welsh?,if ther are,i wad be so grateful if any o them could translate this thing intae inglish,scots or gaelic

Thanks in advance

william tuna

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Igor, it looks like Fred Barter could do with a thread to himself, consolidating photos, miniatures, & with any additional information that you have, beautiful photographs & miniatures & I'm sure you know a lot about the man & the VC action.......

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5th Battalion The Royal Welsh Fusiliers, showing the battalion mascot.

The mounted man wears length of service stars on his right cuff.

The battalion served at Gallipoli from 9/8/15, Egypt 22/12/15 - 1917, Palestine 1917 - 18, & amalgamated with the 6th Battalion on 2/8/18, to form the 5th / 6th Bn RWF.

The battalion is identified from detail in the photo - anybody spot it?

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Hallo

This is quite beside the point, but i was wondering if there are any members in the forum who speak welsh?,if ther are,i wad be so grateful if any o them could translate this thing intae inglish,scots or gaelic

Thanks in advance

william tuna

William

How about, "Forgotten, he will not be".

Owain Raw-Rees (1RWF 1978-84)

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A postcard produced for the 'Welsh troops picture post card day, in aid of the National fund for Welsh troops' and entitled '18th Battalion The Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 2nd London Welsh Regiment'.

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Igor, it looks like Fred Barter could do with a thread to himself, consolidating photos, miniatures, & with any additional information that you have, beautiful photographs & miniatures & I'm sure you know a lot about the man & the VC action.......

:cheers:

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