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  1. Thanks Gordon,

    I have waited a long time to buy my first U-Boat badge as most know that there are scores of them flying about here, there and everywhere. I just had a good feeling about this one as soon as i saw it, the badge came from the southend-on sea area from an old boys house clearance after he had sadly passed away. Also being able to compare it with the one in your recently acquired book was a great help, new book, first badge, coincidence!

    cheeers smiler.

    Good, honest, original piece.

  2. Hiya,

    Thanks mate, i already had the info as i have visited the Fusiliers museum which is just down the road from me. One thing that puzzles though is that when i downloaded his medal roll from the NA it states 2nd Bt. Thanks fellas for the travelling info.


    Just in case you're not aware, Soldiers Died shows:

    Private 3468 John Thomas Marsh, 1st Bn Lancashire Fusiliers, Born Manchester, Enlisted Bury, Lancs, Residence Bolton, Lancs, KIA France & Flanders 29/9/18.

  3. Hiya,

    Tony, very nice pictures and a great thread.I am also looking to travel to Ypres this year as i have a relative buried at the Hooge crater cemetery, one John Tommy Marsh 1st Bt Lancashire Fusiliers KIA 29/09/18. I am thinking of travelling by eurostar to Brussels and then onto Ypres, does anyone have any advice on wheather this is the best route to take via train and any info on places to stay.

    Cheers Smiler.

  4. sure john,

    up first is my latest one, KM Alpina 308744

    with a real nice art deco style engraving AS (

    Kapit?nleutnant Adalbert Schnee :D ). next the weimer 614893 engraved with 5/12/45, and the selza 506938 and zentra 521591. i think these watches were issued on a ad hoc basis, but as there are no written records..........?

    cheers stephen.

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    Very nice. Can we see the reverse side of the watches?

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