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Guest charlie m

Hello rumjar nice badges mate any chance you can post pictures of the backs of them as i wish to purchase one soon.

regards

cm

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a pen and ink,entitled one of the liverpool pals never say die.by r,oscar longmire?.

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Guest charlie m

Very nice good collection so far rumjar :cheers:

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I've been waiting for this thread rumjar, I particularly like the sweetheart brooch, & call me a girl but I like the embroiderd panel too.

Which does'nt mean that I don't like the badges, can you show & tell more detail of the cap badges?

Most of us know that initial issues were in silver, then bronzed brass, but not much else.

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The man who started my collecttion Tom BAKER,mm.3rd pals.

killed in action,28/03/18.four days after this pic was taken.

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Tell us more. started the collection in what way - & what's the shoulder patch?

Tom was my grans brother his photo hung on the wall in her living room

when i would ask who he was she would cry.

in 1973 i asked my mother and she told me it was tom baker,he was in the pals.

I went in a military shop and asked about the pals luckly there was a old man,

by the name of charle he told me all about them and i was hooked.

the first item i come across was silver badge cost me a weeks wages.

the shoulder patch is the 19th batt.

joe.

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I thought it'd be a relative, you've obviously researched him?

19th (Service) Bn (3rd City) Lverpool Regiment were 89 Bde, 30 Div, started the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916 as Brigade carriers for a few days.

Heavy losses when they attacked towards Arrow Head Copse at 04:45 hrs on 30th July, reached their objectves, but had to evacuate due too lack of men left & with no reinforcements - noon roll call totalled 7 x officers & 43 x men - 436 casualties.

I have'nt looked at "Solders Died" but I see there are a few Thomas Bakers on CWGC.

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I have researched him I even traced the the baby that was born next door to toms mothers house.

the day he got his MM.

I traced him to a fish shop and asked him his date of birth 24/03/18 he thought i was from the pools.

joe.

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A good mate of Tom Baker.F,Nicholson from Sunderland.with uknown patch lower arm

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