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paddywhack

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  1. I wonder did he maybe die in the uk before getting to fight and thats why there is no mic etc?
  2. There's the london gazette but you have to see who was awarded the Ottoman Medjidje Order and the OBE who was also in the boar war and ww1 it would be a huge job with no guarantee youl get it down to one name! Also the london gazette is a PAIN to use!!!
  3. Very nice medal and as the other medals would be unnamed you could easily get the full set together and have a GREAT display! Is it in your collection?
  4. Nice mini set but sadly it unlikely youl get a name though I'd love to proven wrong! !!
  5. so looks like Albert Frederick Victor Libberton was born on in fulham in london on 1896 and died in blackburn in 1959! heres his probate!also no service papers survived sadly!
  6. Ha I wish! No no lottery ticket just blind luck! To be honest with the Internet reunites are alot more common these days then you think!!!!
  7. Reunites do happen! In 4 years of collecting British medals iv got 3, one for a family whose meritorious service medal went missing in the 30s a victory medal to ramc captain that took me 2 and a half years of mailing the person who had the vic medal and just recently a south African merit service star to a south African police detective major so the best bet is keep looking as it probably will turn up in the end! Nice set though!
  8. Have to agree it doesnt look original but as the title says some people have more money than sense!!!!
  9. and here another one!!! http://www.ebay.ie/itm/331237787450?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
  10. no theres a MIC for this group so the medals at least arent south african!
  11. no problem glad to help!and gerry send me his name and il take a look for you!
  12. and i highly suspect this is the same person!! http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22862706?search[subject]=Riddiford%2C+Daniel+Henry+Strother%2C+1883-1971&search[path]=items
  13. his 2nd Lt probation entry https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29368/page/11333 his 2nd Lt confirmation entry https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29558/page/4198 his Lt confirmation entry! https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29820/supplement/10943 MC confirmation entry https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30431/supplement/13184 relinquishes his rank entry https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/32194/supplement/441 coming off the officers reserve list entry https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33922/page/1860
  14. heres Lt Riddifords medal index card and his citation for the MC and the link to the gazette entry https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30645/supplement/4878
  15. Here you go! http://mcgillremembers.mcgill.ca/ww1/stories/scrimger.html think his VC was recently donated to a museum!
  16. and heres another auction! crazy crazy!iv a VC and DSO ribbon bar(no providence!!), i reckon i might put it up and see what it goes for!!!!! http://www.ebay.ie/itm/390832062644?ssPageName=STRK:MEDWX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1435.l2649
  17. i saw that mike and well that im not suprized!it had at least provence with it!the other auction nothing!would i have bid if i had the money?no dont think i would!still nice though!
  18. True but look at his description!he says it "may" be to vc winner such and such!nothing else no providence just him saying it is and still it went for a crazy price!
  19. so i was perusing ebay looking for my next british ribbon bar when i came across this auction for a supposed real VC ribbon bar!whats striking is that the seller doesn't say its a real VC bar just that it might be to a VC winner but yet the price still went crazy!!!! just seems to me that some people have more money then sense as its just a nice ribbon bar but nothing else with out more providence!!! http://www.ebay.ie/itm/321364371257?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
  20. you think they would have at least downgraded a vc to a DCM!
  21. Yup looks like it!quiet a nice piece!not bad for E5!can the number be researched?(i suspect maybe not!) thanks!
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