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paddywhack

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  1. got mine a few months ago and its fantastic!the most detailed book out there on ww1 medal collecting!WELL worth £60!
  2. i collect ribbon bars and thats a lovely bar!you dont see many MIDs for korea!iv only 1 and thats to an admiral!nice find!
  3. the best thing to do now is go to the london gazzete website and with the 34 names you have put them in and see who has all 3 awards! i reckon out of those names you have you will get a single name the reason being is that they have to be announced there to be worn!be warned the london gazzete website is a real pain to use BUT it can be a GREAT source of info!
  4. had a look on the 77 roll and sadly there no entry for the name you posted!i looked around even for Arthur Bennet and Ernest Bennet no luck sadly!(looked under Bennett to) sorry!
  5. hi ulsterman!got them off and the 11 35 37 and 53 rolls off a member of the british medals forum!i can check to see if your on it if you want to pm your name?they arrived today so il take a look tonight!
  6. this wouldnt have been announced in the LG but the 77 rolls are winging there way to me in the post this week so il check to see if hes on it when it arrives!
  7. iv been looking at the bar for a while and if its real it should be VERY easy to get an ID off it BUT i suspect its put together!! first off the 2 bars to the MM the DCM the MSM the Kings Police Medal the MID and the 2 foreign awards means there should only be a few if not 1 person who should have this combination of medals also as all these would have to have been Gazetted in the London Gazette means once you have a name you can check them all on there as they would have been announced there!also with the 1 on the African star it as a "1" usually means the person was in the 1st army in north Africa!the other thing is this person is going to have been in the army from at least 1935 (the IGS ribbon and medal was changed in 36) till at least 1962/4 as the ribbon with the MID on it was introduced then but yet theres no coronation or jubilee medals! not impossible but id be suspicious so once you an get the names of anyone who in ww2 won the dcm mm and or bar(the rosettes might have been added later) then it should be very simple to tick off the various ribbons on the bar! though to me i suspect it a put together bar as the people who did win the dcm mm and bars dont fit this bar!
  8. i had a look on ancestry and unfortunately the medal index card doesn't give any info that could be used to find where he came from and his service and pension records havent survived either i looked on the census and theres to many possibles to get you an answer sadly!iv looked at the silver badge rolls and he was discharged due to sickness(not seemingly enemy action!) sorry i cant be more of a help!!
  9. hi mike!nice group!not sure if you have it already but heres his edinburgh gazette entry for the sava order! http://www.edinburgh-gazette.co.uk/issues/13594/pages/1241 and the page before that where it annouces that its a order of sava fifth class! http://www.edinburgh-gazette.co.uk/issues/13594/pages/1240 and the london gazzette entry! http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/31890/supplements/5230 cant find any other entry for a sava for him sadly hope this helps!!!
  10. heres a ww2 officers ribbon bar from my collection that has a MID but not on any campaign ribbons or the war medal(as well he wasnt awarded one!!!)i have seen other bars were this happened!
  11. im sorry but how can a goverment tell ex service some 70 years after ww2 that they cannot accept the valour medals from another country!its not like there in the service!can the goverment actualy stop them being awarded say if they were posted to the vets addresses or if they went to russia and were awarded there?
  12. this is the only P.S.Scrivener medal index card i could find!
  13. had a quick look for the mic and luckly it wasnt all lost in the move!the card gives what he was entitled to and all the info you would get on the regular medal card! plus theres 16 pages of service records on anscetry! if kev or jason want a copy just send me a pm!! jason could you post pics of the victory medal you have? be great to be able to reunite them )though hes also entitled to the 15 star but any reunite is great!!)
  14. you are indeed correct impressed was a poor choice of words!!!they were indeed mobilized not impressed!! also mervyn iv been looking at Howard Williamson book on ww1 medals and the 32nd Field Ambulance isnt listed in that as being entilted to the mons clasp,also his MIC doensnt say hes entilted to it!can anyone see anything on the MIC to say he was entiled to the clasp? i have a suspicion it was add by the officer himself as the type of clasp is a tailers clasp not an offical issue one!
  15. after doing a bit more research i found out that he seemed to have married a Dorothea Gage in 1921.Interestingly it seems here first husband Captain Arthur Purefoy Irwin Samuel of the RIR died on the 24/09/1916 at , at Ieperen (Yper) Belgium, (buried Ration Farm (la Plus Douve) annexe, Heuvelland, West Vlaanderen), Also if you notice on his medal card its a "SR" on it, that means he was in the RAMC Special Reserves,theres a good article from the British Medical Journal from 1919 on what the Special Reserves was! basicaly they were civil doctors who were impressed into the army! http://www.ncbi.nlm....2343742/?page=1
  16. so thomas warrington was born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England in 1889.the 1901 census has him as a scholar with the 1911 census has him as a medical student,.iv had a quick look on the London Gazette and it has him being announced as a Lt on the 21st april 1914 with the rank being confirmed on the 16 june 1914.i cant find any other entries but the LG is a nightmare to use so il give it a try later! he was there with the BEF so its a nice group to a officer who was there at the very start of the war!cant see on the medal car dif he was entilted to the clasp ut theres a good change he was! i couldnt find a date of death but after looking on the Uk medical register,hes not listed after 1955 so either he retired or was deceased after this year! iv posted a pic of his medal index card as the one you got off the national archive is probably black and white and i dont think its has a scan of the back! if i find any more info il post it for you!! 21st April Gazette entry http://www.london-ga...8823/pages/3296 16th June Gazette entry http://www.london-ga...8840/pages/4704 (there id say is at least 2 more LG entries and il try and find them for you to!)
  17. whats the name on the medals?the going rate would still be about 250-350 upwards for this set as its a common enough officers rank but has a mons bar!but post the name and il see what i can find out about him for you!
  18. id keep the ribobns with the medals as they survived 70+ years with the medals and are part of them! id did a search as well on ancestry but there are just to many mckennas to get your man sadly so unless he was mentioned in the london gazzette its going to be VERY hard to find him sadly!but still a very very nice group!!! :)
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